Posted by 1catholicsalmon on June 22, 2014
British D-Day veteran, Fred Glover, one of 3000 WWII veterans marking the 70th anniversary of Normandy landings. Vatican Radio
Listen here to a Catholic chaplain as he talks about the D Day landings 70th anniversary.
Chaplain saying mass aboard HMS Scylla, laying at anchor off the Normandy coast shortly after the D-Day invasion of France June 12, 1944.
(British Official Photo/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
Captain Callum Thompson, a Canadian chaplain, conducting a funeral service in the Normandy bridgehead, France, 16 July 1944. (Library and Archives Canada)
The Seabees of the 111th Naval Construction Battalion give thanks on D-Day plus 12, 18 June 1944. Navy Chaplains have served around the world with Seabee battalions since their inception in 1942. Chaplains prayed and conducted regular services, using any available area including a ships deck, an apple orchard, a hand-cut hole in a Pacific-island jungle or a makeshift tent for a church. They will use a jeep, packing case or ammunition box for an altar, or a helmet for a yarmulke, the top of a mess kit for a paten or a canteen cup for a chalice. (U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Flickr)
Father (Major) Edward J. Waters, Catholic Chaplain from Oswego, New York, conducts Divine Services on a pier for members of the first assault troops thrown against Hitler’s forces on the continent. Weymouth, England., 06/06/1944 (U.S. National Archives)
Posted by 1catholicsalmon on June 7, 2014
Posted by 1catholicsalmon on May 27, 2014
This wonderful prayer has helped give people the graces, strength, and spiritual protection they’ve needed for hundreds of years.
The Hail Mary has also been the inspiration for some great musical settings of its text in Latin, most famously in the Ave Maria by Franz Schubert. It is as simple as it is elegant, in any language:
Hail Mary, full of grace,
The Lord is with Thee;
Blessed art thou among women,
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,
Now and at the hour of our death.
Blessed Alan de la Roche, a great champion of the Rosary in the 15th century, once said that “When I say Hail Mary, hope is made strong in my breast and the dew of consolation falls on my soul….the angelic salutation is a rainbow in the heavens, a sign of the mercy and grace God has given to the world.”
He also noted that “as all heaven rejoices when the ‘Hail Mary’ is said, so also do the devils tremble and take flight.”
Praying the Hail Mary or showing our devotion to her doesn’t mean we are putting her ahead of Jesus, as some might fear. When we pray to Mary we are also praying through Mary, asking her to intercede with God for us on our behalf.
Posted by 1catholicsalmon on May 10, 2014
The month of May is traditionally dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The feast of Our Lady of Fatima is celebrated on the 13th and the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated on the 31st.
I came across this blog that boasts these magnificent vintage Holy /Prayer cards. So for the month of May , I will be posting some of them to feast my eyes on. It ‘ll be a good opportunity too, to use them as a means to meaningful prayer.
Posted by 1catholicsalmon on May 4, 2014
Today is the second Sunday of Easter and it’s also known as Divine Mercy Sunday. For an excellent post on Divine Mercy Sunday click here.
Today two great men of God were canonized as saints: St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II
Today we celebrate 4 Popes and two canonizations.
Posted by 1catholicsalmon on April 27, 2014