THE GOOD FRIDAY PRAYER FOR THE HOLY SOULS I adore Thee, O Holy Cross, which has been adorned with the tender, delicate and venerable hands and feet of my Saviour, Jesus Christ, and immured with the Precious Blood. I adore Thee, my God, nailed to the Cross for me. I adore Thee again, O Holy Cross, for the love of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen. ~ Revealed to St. Bridget that if said devoutly 33 times on Good Friday-- 33 souls will be released from Purgatory and 3 souls on … [More]
Tuesday of Holy Week Book of Isaiah 49:1-6. Hear me, O islands, listen, O distant peoples. The Lord called me from birth, from my mother's womb he gave me my name. He made of me a sharp-edged sword and concealed me in the shadow of his arm. He made me a polished arrow, in his quiver he hid me. You are my servant, he said to me, Israel, through whom I show my glory. Though I thought I had toiled in vain, and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength, Yet my reward is with the LORD, … [More]
Monday of Holy Week Book of Isaiah 42:1-7. Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am pleased, Upon whom I have put my Spirit; he shall bring forth justice to the nations, Not crying out, not shouting, not making his voice heard in the street. A bruised reed he shall not break, and a smoldering wick he shall not quench, Until he establishes justice on the earth; the coastlands will wait for his teaching. Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretch… [More]
The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima (Portuguese: Nossa Senhora do Rosário da Fátima) is one of most famous Marian shrines in the world. Some four million people visit Fatima each year, drawn by apparitions of the Virgin Mary reported by three local shepherd children in 1917. www.sacred-destinations.com/portugal/fatima-shrine-o… History of the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima First Appearances On the 13th of each month from May to October 1917, the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to three shep… [More]
St. John Climacus - The Rungs of His Ladder of Divine Ascent Step 1. On renunciation of the world Step 2. On detachment Step 3. On exile or pilgrimage Step 4. On blessed and ever-memorable obedience Step 5. On painstaking and true repentance Step 6. On remembrance of death Step 7. On joy-making mourning Step 8. On freedom from anger and on meekness Step 9. On remembrance of wrongs Step 10. On slander or calumny Step 11. On talkativeness and silence Step 12. On lying Step 13. On despo… [More]
New reports Saturday say Andreas Lubitz -- the copilot who crashed a jet into a French mountainside early Tuesday -- had been dumped the day before the crash, dreamed about crashing a plane and suffered vision problems, which could have cost him his job. The new revelations emerged four days after the tragedy and painted a picture of a troubled man whose world, carefully hidden from his employer, friends and colleagues, was coming apart over broken romance, mental illness and vision … [More]
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis remembered the persecuted Christians in the world on Sunday – Palm Sunday – during Mass in St. Peter’s Square. Following the proclamation of the Passion according to St. Mark, Pope Francis delivered a homily, in which he reflected on the plight of all those who endure humiliation because of their faithfulness to the Gospel, all those who face discrimination and pay a personal price for their fidelity to Christ.
Holy Week is one of the most widely celebrated and important religious observances in Mexico. Almost all towns and cities in the country have some kind of public observance during a two-week period that starts from Palm Sunday at least to Easter Sunday and can extend into the week after.Mexican television features movies, documentaries and other shows focused on the religious event and other topics related to the Catholic faith, especially in Latin America. The U.S. … [More]
B. Anna Katharina Emmerick: THE DOLOROUS PASSION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST MEDITATION IV The Chalice used at the Last Supper The chalice which the Apostles brought from Veronica's house was wonderful and mysterious in its appearance. It had been kept a long time in the Temple among other precious objects of great antiquity, the use and origin of which had been forgotten. The same has been in some degree the case in the Christian Church, where many consecrated jewels have been … [More]
THE HOLY CHALICE-by Michael Hesemann www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm When Pope Benedict XVI visits Valencia, Spain, in July, he will see one of the most sacred relics of the Christian world: the Santo Caliz, the Holy Chalice, which inspired the myth of the Holy Grail. For more than 500 years the Cathedral of Valencia has been in possession of an agate cup, venerated as the vessel with which Christ initiated the Blessed Sacrament during the Last Supper; a claim … [More]
Desde entonces para el mexicano (2x) Ser Guadalupano (2x) Ser Guadalupano es algo esencial.