What the soul is.

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Blessed Feast of the Sacred Heart.

A blessed Feast of the Sacred Heart to all. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

From Jesus to St. Faustina: “From all My wounds, like from streams, mercy flows for souls, but the wound in My Heart is the fountain of unfathomable mercy. From this fountain spring all graces for souls. I desire greatly to pour them out upon souls. Speak to the whole world about My mercy.”
– from “Divine Mercy In My Soul: The Diary of Sister M. Faustina Kowalska” (1190)

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Is It Time to Hunker Down?

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I’m considering what to pack…anyone want to join me?

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By Fr. Dwight Longenecker

As Ireland votes overwhelmingly for same sex marriage and the rest of the Western world,The Benedict Option it seems, can’t wait to follow their example, is it time to throw in the towel in the cultural slugfest?

As radical Islam advances giving us nightmares and as the economic “recovery” looks increasingly shaky is it time to hunker down?

Over at The Week Damon Linker analyzes what Rod Dreher calls “The Benedict Option”.

This is the idea that the church will follow the pattern of St Benedict. To understand what this means we have to understand the social conditions in Benedict’s day.

It was the end of the fifth century. The once mighty Roman Empire was collapsing. Economic decline was forcing a retreat of the Roman armies across the empire. Famine and plague decimated the population. Moral decay ate away at the family and robbed the population of…

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Total fedility – JP2

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Come Holy Spirit

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Rose petals being dropped at the Pantheon in Rome on Petecost Sunday.

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Do you know who the good guys are?

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Spiritual weakness

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Daily Reflections of Saint Padre Pio: On Mary and the Rosary

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Fascinating snippets include details of the relationship Padre Pio had with Our Lady . In particular I love the different names he attributed to our Heavenly Mother. A sure sign of intimacy. Here is a taster:- ‘Maria, Madonna, Mamma, Mammina, Madre, Madonnina, Madonnella, Signora…’. Hope this has whet your appetite.

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St.Padre Pio and the Rosary 

Saint Padre Pio On Mary:

 

Padre Pio would call Mary in many different ways. Some of them: Maria, Madonna, Mamma, Mammina, Madre, Madonnina, Madonnella, Signora, Vergine Maria, Madre Maria, Diletta Madre, Tenera Madre, Madre mia cara, Celeste Madre, Madre di Misericordia, Bianca Signora, Maria Santissima, Mamma mia, Madre Immacolata, Santissima Vergine, Cara Madre, Mamma dolcissima, Madonna Mia, Mamma nostra, Dolce Signora, Vergine Santa, Madonna delle Grazie. 

              

To a woman who had asked for prayers to be healed. “Let’s pray the Madonna of Graces. She will heal you.” When the woman returned to tank: “Mary healed you, not me.”

   

Padre Pio wrote on August 15, 1929, feast of the Assumption: “This morning I approached the altar with physical pains and internal anguish. I felt like dying. I was permeated by a deadly sadness. At the moment of consuming the Sacred Host I saw clearly the Heavenly…

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Mary our Mother

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We need to give special honor to Mary who is not only the Mother of our Lord, but our Mother as well.

In the Gospel of John, we listen to Jesus’ words as He hung upon the Cross: “Then he said to the disciple, ‘Behold, your mother’” (Jn 19:27).  Jesus was speaking to John at that point, but it is commonly understood that John stands in proxy for us.  That is to say, in speaking to John, Jesus was speaking to all disciples when He pointed to His Mother and said, “Behold, your mother.”  And so, Mary is our Mother.  The Mother of the Head (Jesus) is also the Mother of the Body (us), and as John took Mary into her home, we must take her into our hearts.

Like all mothers, Mary gives us life.  By the sin of Eve, death was…

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