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In such ways, Our Lady of Guadalupe has become a potent symbol of Mexican patriotism. ... “She is used as a symbol of justice,” Mora said, “because she holds an appeal to the poor, to marginalized people. In the modern day, we can see her as representing people standing against oppression, declaring their independence.”


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The word “Advent” is derived from the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming,” which is a translation of the Greek word parousia. Scholars believe that during the 4th and 5th centuries in Spain and Gaul, Advent was a season of preparation for the baptism of new Christians at the January feast of Epiphany, the celebration of God’s incarnation represented by the visit of the Magi to the baby Jesus (Matthew 2:1), his baptism in the Jordan River by John the Baptist (John 1:29), and his first miracle at Cana (John 2:1). During this season of preparation, Christians would spend 40 days in penance, prayer, and fasting to prepare for this celebration; originally, there was little connection between Advent and Christmas.

By the 6th century, however, Roman Christians had tied Advent to the coming of Christ. But the “coming” they had in mind was not Christ’s first coming in the manger in Bethlehem, but his second coming in the clouds as the judge of the world. It was not until the Middle Ages that the Advent season was explicitly linked to Christ’s first coming at Christmas.


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Feasts for November
1. All Saints, Solemnity
2. All Souls, Feast
3. Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
4. Charles Borromeo, Memorial
9. Lateran Basilica, Feast
10. Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
11. Martin of Tours; Veterans Day (USA), Memorial
12. Josaphat, Memorial
13. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Memorial
15. Albert the Great, Opt. Mem.
16. Margaret of Scotland; Gertrude, Opt. Mem.
17. Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
18. Churches of Peter and Paul; Rose Philippine Duchesne (USA), Opt. Mem.
21. Presentation of Mary, Memorial
22. Cecilia; , Memorial
23. Clement I; Columban; Bl. Miguel Agustín Pro (USA), Opt. Mem.
24. Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe , Solemnity
25. Catherine of Alexandria, Opt. Mem.
30. Andrew, Feast


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10/18/19 11:04 A

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Oct 18th St. Luke the Evangelist
Oct 19th St. Peter of Alcantara
Oct 20th St. John of Kanty (i.e. St. John Cantius)
Oct 21st St. Hilarion; Com. of St. Ursula and Companions
Oct 22nd Feria
Oct 23rd Feria; Feast of the Most Holy Redeemer (Mass in Some Places) (Change in 1962 Calendar: St. Anthony Mary Claret)
Oct 24th St. Raphael the Archangel
Oct 25th Sts. Chrysanthus and Daria
Oct 26th St. Evaristus
Oct 27th Vigil of Sts. Simon and Jude
Oct 28th Sts. Jude and Simon
Oct 29th Feria
Oct 30th Feria
Oct 31st Vigil of All Saints


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10/9/19 8:26 P

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Catholic Feasts...coming up or passed..

Oct 8th St Bridget of Sweden
Oct 9th St. John Leonard, Commemoration of St. Denis
Oct 10th St. Francis Borgia
Oct 11th The Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Oct 12th Feria; Our Lady of the Pillar (Mass in Some Places)


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The Assumption of Mary into Heaven is, according to the beliefs of the Catholic Church, Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy, the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life. In the churches that observe it, the Assumption is a major feast day, commonly celebrated on 15 August.
Significance: the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven
Observances: Attending mass or service


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The transfiguration of Jesus is an event reported in the New Testament when Jesus is transfigured and becomes radiant in glory upon a mountain. The Synoptic Gospels describe it, and the Second Epistle of Peter also refers to it. It has also been hypothesized that the first chapter of the Gospel of John alludes to it.

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8/2/19 1:00 P

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St. Eusebius of Vercelli

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7/4/19 9:10 A

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4th of July...
Independence day...

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6/27/19 10:13 A

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Mother of Perpetual Help, you have been blessed and favored by God.

You became not only the Mother of the Redeemer but the Mother of the redeemed as well.

We come to you today as your loving children. Watch over us and take care of us.

As you held the child Jesus in your loving arms, so take us in your arms.

He who is mighty has done great things for you, and God's greatest fear is that,

in time of temptation, we may fail to call out to you and become lost children.

Intercede for us, dear Mother, in obtaining pardon for our sins, love for Jesus,

final perseverance, and the grace always to call upon you, Mother of Perpetual Help.

Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us.



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6/14/19 9:52 A

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The Feast of Corpus Christi is a Catholic liturgical solemnity celebrating the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in the elements of the Eucharist—known as transubstantiation. Wikipedia
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019
Also called: Corpus Domini


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6/13/19 10:44 A

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On June 13, Catholics honor the memory of the Franciscan priest St. Anthony of Padua. Although he is popularly invoked today by those who have trouble finding lost objects, he was known in his own day as the “Hammer of Heretics” due to the powerful witness of his life and preaching.


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Pentecost is also the end of the Easter season.

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Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
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Pentecost, also called Whitsunday, (Pentecost from Greek pentecost, “50th day”), major festival in the Christian church, celebrated on the Sunday that falls on the 50th day of Easter. It commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles and other disciples following the Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus Christ (Acts of the Apostles, chapter 2), and it marks the beginning of the Christian church’s mission to the world.

June 9th, 2019

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Please say a prayer for my Son....Donny...he has bronchitis...thank you emoticon


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HOLY Saturday...
According to the Bible, Jesus's followers and family held a vigil for him outside his tomb, awaiting his foretold resurrection. Biblical references to the vigil are fairly terse, but accounts of the burial are Matthew 27:45–57; Mark 15:42–47; Luke 23:44–56; John 19:38–42.

"So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joseph saw where he was laid." Mark 15:46–47.



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Passion Sunday....statues are covered with purple cloth today..


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The Virgin of Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico. She is depicted with brown skin, an angel and moon at her feet and rays of sunlight that encircle her. According to tradition, the Virgin Mary appeared to an indigenous man named Juan Diego on Dec. 9, 1531.Dec 12, 2018


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Advent is a season observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas as well as the return of Jesus at the second coming. The term is a version of the Latin word meaning "coming". Wikipedia
Date: Dec 2, 2018 – Dec 24, 2018
Significance: Preparation for the commemoration of the birth of Jesus
Observed by: Christians


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Pray over the graves of your departed loved ones, or visit a random graveyard and pray for those who may have no one to pray for them. Simply doing this gains a partial indulgence for those in purgatory.* While you’re there, sprinkle holy water on the graves. If you make this visit during the first eight days of the month dedicated to the Holy Souls (November 1-8) you can gain a plenary indulgence applicable to the souls in purgatory.

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Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost to honor the Holy Trinity—the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Although the word “trinity” does not appear in Scripture, it is taught in Matthew 28:18-20 and 2 Corinthians 13:14 (and many other biblical passages). The concept of the trinity can never be completely understood or rationalized, but it is clearly taught in Scripture. Understanding of all scriptural doctrine is by faith which comes through the work of the Holy Spirit; therefore, it is appropriate that this mystery is celebrated the first Sunday after Pentecost, when the outpouring of the Holy Spirit first occurred.


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According the the Vatican’s Saints calendar the Saints of the day are: St. Torquatus, Bishop of Guadix, St. Isidore the Farmer, and St. Dymphna. The priest talked about St. Isidore today. I can post information on him. Does anyone else know about the other two Saints?

According to Franciscan Media (2018):

Saint Isidore the Farmer’s Story
Isidore has become the patron of farmers and rural communities. In particular, he is the patron of Madrid, Spain, and of the United States National Rural Life Conference.
When he was barely old enough to wield a hoe, Isidore entered the service of John de Vergas, a wealthy landowner from Madrid, and worked faithfully on his estate outside the city for the rest of his life. He married a young woman as simple and upright as himself who also became a saint—Maria de la Cabeza. They had one son, who died as a child.
Isidore had deep religious instincts. He rose early in the morning to go to church and spent many a holiday devoutly visiting the churches of Madrid and surrounding areas. All day long, as he walked behind the plow, he communed with God. His devotion, one might say, became a problem, for his fellow workers sometimes complained that he often showed up late because of lingering in church too long.

He was known for his love of the poor, and there are accounts of Isidore’s supplying them miraculously with food. He had a great concern for the proper treatment of animals.
He died May 15, 1130, and was declared a saint in 1622, with Saints Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Teresa of Avila, and Philip Neri. Together, the group is known in Spain as “the five saints.”
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Reflection
Many implications can be found in a simple laborer achieving sainthood: Physical labor has dignity; sainthood does not stem from status; contemplation does not depend on learning; the simple life is conducive to holiness and happiness. Legends about angel helpers and mysterious oxen indicate that his work was not neglected and his duties did not go unfulfilled. Perhaps the truth which emerges is this: If you have your spiritual self in order, your earthly commitments will fall into order also. “[S]eek first the kingdom [of God] and his righteousness,” said the carpenter from Nazareth, “and all these things will be given you besides” (Matthew 6:33).
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Franciscan Media. (2018). Saint Isidore the farmer. Retrieved from https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-isid
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In the spring and summer of 1916, nine-year-old Lúcia Santos and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto were herding sheep at the Cova da Iria near their home village of Aljustrel in the parish of Fátima, Portugal. They later said they were visited three times by an apparition of an angel. They said the angel, who identified himself as the "Angel of Peace" and "Guardian Angel of Portugal", taught them prayers, to make sacrifices, and to spend time in adoration of the Lord.[2]
Marian apparitions
Beginning in the spring of 1917, the children reported apparitions of an Angel, and starting in May 1917, apparitions of the Virgin Mary, who the children described as "the Lady more brilliant than the Sun". The children reported a prophecy that prayer would lead to an end to the Great War, and that on 13 October that year the Lady would reveal her identity and perform a miracle "so that all may believe."[3] Newspapers reported the prophecies, and many pilgrims began visiting the area. The children's accounts were deeply controversial, drawing intense criticism from both local secular and religious authorities. A provincial administrator briefly took the children into custody, believing the prophecies were politically motivated in opposition to the officially secular First Portuguese Republic established in 1910.[4] The events of 13 October became known as the Miracle of the Sun.


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Happy Feast Day of St. Joseph the Worker! St. Joseph, the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and foster-father of Jesus has two feasts. His official feast day on March 19, celebrated for centuries; the second feast on May 1, celebrating the holy patriarch as a model of workers. More at https://americaneedsfatima.org/Sa…/st-jose
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Our Lady of Sorrows (Latin: Beata Maria Virgo Perdolens), Our Lady of Dolours, the Sorrowful Mother or Mother of Sorrows (Latin: Mater Dolorosa), and Our Lady of Piety, Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows or Our Lady of the Seven Dolours are names by which the Virgin Mary is referred to in relation to sorrows in her life. As Mater Dolorosa, it is also a key subject for Marian art in the Catholic Church.

The Seven Sorrows of Mary are a popular Roman Catholic devotion. In common religious Catholic imagery, the Virgin Mary is portrayed in a sorrowful and lacrimating affect, with seven long knives or daggers piercing her heart, often bleeding. Devotional prayers that consist of meditation began to elaborate on her Seven Sorrows based on the prophecy of Simeon. Common examples of piety under this title are Servite rosary, or the Chaplet of the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady and the Seven Joys of Mary and more recently, "Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary".

The feast of Our Lady of Sorrows is liturgically celebrated every 15 September, while a feast of Friday of Sorrows is observed in some Catholic countries.


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The feast of Saint Joseph is very much a celebration for the patron saint of the family, observed by Catholics worldwide with Holy Mass, prayerful devotion to him as an intercessor with Almighty God, and celebrated with food, kinship and fellowship.


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Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, and around the same part of the year in other places. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday as well.


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INDULGENCES FOR THE HOLY SOULS:

The first days of November are the most indulgenced time of the year. Let us make the effort to free holy souls from the fires of Purgatory! From November 1 - November 8, Holy Mother Church asks her children to visit a cemetery and pray for the dead.

We also need to fulfill the other regular conditions:
(1) Be in a state of grace
(2) Go to confession within eight days of the work performed
(3) Go to Mass and receive Holy Communion the day the work is performed

(4) Pray for intentions of the Pope (an Our Father and Hail Mary suffice).
- The simplest way to meet this criteria and keep one's conscience clear is to pray for what the Church and past popes have always explained to be the constant (i.e. traditional) intentions of the Petrine Office, namely: (a) The exaltation of the Church; (b) the uprooting of heresies; (c) peace among Christian nations; (d) the propagation of the Faith; and (e) the conversion of sinners.


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In the years 1916 and 1917, through the tutelage of an angel and the Blessed Mother, two young children were led to holiness in just a few short years. That tutoring began in the spring of 1916 with three visitations of the Guardian Angel of Portugal, apparitions which served as preparation for the visits the following year of the Mother of God.


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Tuesday is the annual Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the holy, solemn day celebrated among Roman Catholics to commemorate the immaculate conception of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. It is one of the Holy Days of Obligation, meaning observing Catholics should attend Mass and avoid any nonessential work.

While most people know the phrase “immaculate conception,” there is at least one common misconception about the doctrine. The Immaculate Conception does not refer to the birth of Jesus, but rather the birth of Mary to her mother, Saint Anne, according to the National Catholic Register.

Unlike Christ, who according to Scripture is said to be born of virgin birth, Mary was conceived in a normal, biological way. To become the mother of God’s son, Mary was deemed “full of grace” at the moment of her conception, meaning she was free of original sin, according to the Catholic Register.

“The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of Almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin,” Pope Pius IX proclaimed in 1854, according to the Vatican.

One of the most common prayers is known as Tota pulchra es, which celebrates Mary’s beauty:

You are all beautiful, Mary.

and the original stain is not in you.

Your clothing is white as snow, and your face is like the sun.

You are all beautiful, Mary.

and the original stain is not in you.

You are the glory of Jerusalem, you are the joy of Israel, you give honor to our people.

You are all beautiful, Mary.


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St. Mary Magdalene (Feast: July 22)


Mary Magdalene, called “the penitent”, was a woman of great beauty who was known as a sinner, but was touched in her soul by the merciful power of Our Lord Jesus Christ and made a great conversion. Scriptures speak of the Lord driving out “seven demons” from her, symbolic of the seven capital sins (Mark 16:9).

Thinking to trick Our Lord, she had been presented to Him by the Scribes and Pharisees whilst He was teaching in the temple. Mary Magdalene had been caught in adultery and the Law of Moses was quite clear as to its punishment: death by stoning. In silence, Our Lord began to write with His finger on the ground.

At their persistent questioning, He lifted Himself up and replied: “He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone,” and stooping down, He returned to His writing in the dust.

One by one they left until none remained but the Judge and the Accused. “Then Jesus lifting up himself, said to her: Woman, where are they that accused thee? Hath no man condemned thee? Who said: No man, Lord. And Jesus said: Neither will I condemn thee. Go, and now sin no more” (John 8:10-11).

From that moment onwards, her heart was won over completely.

At the house of Simon the Pharisee, the repentant Magdalene poured costly ointments on Jesus’ feet and then dried them with her hair (John 7:38).

On her action being censured by the host, Our Lord said in her defense: “Many sins are forgiven her because she has loved much” (John 7:47).

Mary Magdalene was the sister of Martha and Lazarus of Bethany whom the Lord raised from the dead after four days.

She along with the Lord’s mother and other holy women stood at the foot of the cross unafraid for herself. She it was also that, along with others first discovered the empty tomb after the Lord’s Resurrection. And it was to Mary Magdalene that the Lord first appeared after He was risen.

After the martyrdom of the Apostle James in Jerusalem, as persecution intensified, tradition says that Lazarus, Martha and Mary Magdalen, along with others, were placed in a boat and set out to sea. This boat landed on the southern shore of France. While Lazarus and Martha went on to evangelize Provence, a fact claimed in French history, Mary retired to a cave in a mountain, known as La Sainte-Baume, or The Holy Cave.

In this cave she lived the life of a penitent for thirty years until her death. Today, at this site, there is a shrine where her relics are venerated. Her feast day is July 22nd.


















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The Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul (Rome) in Italy

The Feast of St Peter and St Paul (La Festa di San Pietro e Paolo) is an annual public holiday in Rome, Italy on June 29. It honors the Catholic saints Peter and Paul.


What Do People Do?

Every year, Rome celebrates its patron saints Peter and Paul with various religious rituals led by the Catholic church’s pope. Other events include music entertainment, fireworks, and fairs.
Public Life

The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul is a public holiday in Rome so many businesses and public offices are closed.
Background

St Peter was one of Jesus Christ’s 12 apostles and spent most of his life preaching the Christian gospel after Jesus’ death. He died by crucifixion around 67 CE and is regarded as the Catholic church’s first pope.

St Paul, formerly known as Saul of Tarsus, was converted to Christianity on the road to Damascus shortly after Jesus Christ’s death. He became an influential leader in the Christian church. He was beheaded around the year 67 CE during the Roman emperor Nero’s persecution of the Christians.
Symbols

On the Feast of St Peter and St Paul, the Catholic pope places the pallium (a type of woolen cloak) on archbishops that were appointed over the past year. It serves as a reminder of religious significance of the bishops’ work and symbolizes the unity of the church.

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FEAST OF ST. JOSEPH . .the worker:

St. Joseph has two feast days on the liturgical calendar. The first is March 19—Joseph, the Husband of Mary. The second is May 1—Joseph, the Worker.

“Saint Joseph is a man of great spirit. He is great in faith, not because he speaks his own words, but above all because he listens to the words of the Living God. He listens in silence. And his heart ceaselessly perseveres in the readiness to accept the Truth contained in the word of the Living God,” Pope John Paul II had once said.

There is very little about the life of Joseph in Scripture but still, we know that he was the chaste husband of Mary, the foster father of Jesus, a carpenter and a man who was not wealthy. We also know that he came from the royal lineage of King David.


We can see from his actions in scripture that Joseph was a compassionate man, and obedient to the will of God. He also loved Mary and Jesus and wanted to protect and provide for them.

Since Joseph does not appear in Jesus' public life, at his death, or resurrection, many historians believe Joseph had probably died before Jesus entered public ministry.

Joseph is the patron of many things, including the universal Church, fathers, the dying and social justice.

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Holy Saturday

On Holy Saturday the Church mourns in prayer and fasting, meditating on Christ's Passion and Death. There is no Mass during the day as Jesus is still in the tomb. On this day Jesus descended triumphantly into Hades (called the "harrowing of hell") and brought salvation to the righteous souls held captive there who awaited their promised Messiah, as recited in the Apostle's Creed. On the night of Holy Saturday the Church celebrates the Vigil of Easter Sunday, the celebration of Christ's resurrection from the tomb, the traditional time when the Sacraments of Initiation are given to new members of the Church.



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I have set my face like flint.
—Isaiah 50:7

We are called to seek the presence of God, or paniym in Hebrew, which is also translated as “God’s face.” Yet we try to seek his face and see nothing. Isaiah tries to explain. In the voice of Christ, he says that he has set his face like flint. Flint is a kind of chert, a hard sedimentary rock, gray and blank. How easy it would be to overlook such a face, a face that could fade into the background, a face that could be anyone’s. But flint has another property; when it’s struck fire ignites. So look harder. His face could be anyone’s. And if you look hard enough, you might not have to wait until tragedy or hardship strikes and reveals Christ’s presence burning in the face of your neighbor, your friend, yourself.


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By Franciscan Media, Apr 8, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Dear God, we ask that you hear our Lenten prayer of praise, surrender, and petition. We praise you for the many gifts that you have given us. We surrender our control, seeking to follow Jesus’s model of humility, while striving to love as he loved us. We recognize that suffering comes with love, that great love and great suffering can transform us, but that neither experience is necessarily easy. We offer our petition to you, praying that we might have the strength of our convictions, the hope of our faith, and the joy of that hope when times are difficult. May we always place our trust in you and commend our whole selves to your care. In doing so, may we always proclaim, in word and deed, Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done! Amen.

–from the book The Last Words of Jesus: A Meditation on Love and Suffering


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Prayer: Jesus, set me free from the slavery of sin.

Imagination: Picture Jesus teaching in the Temple

Context: Jesus speaks to “the Jews who believed in him” (8:31).
Although they believe, their faith is too limited. They consider Abraham greater than Jesus. They want to make Jesus part of the Jewish religion instead of its fullness. Jesus stresses that he is not God’s servant but his Son.

Gospel text (Read slowly, possibly aloud)

Jesus said to the Jews who believed in him, “If you remain in my word,
you will truly be my disciples. You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”
They answered him, “We are descendents of Abraham and we have
never been slaves to anyone.
How can you say that you will set us free?”

Jesus answered, “Amen, Amen I say to you. Whoever commits sin is the slave of sin. A slave does not stay in the house forever but the son always remains. Therefore, if the son sets you free, you shall be free indeed.”


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Thank you for the message of St Agnes. She was an amazing young woman. Much more knowledgeable beyond her years. I'm dumbfounded b/c I wouldn't have even thought to say anything remotely as complex.



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Ash Wednesday, which marks the start of Lent in the Christian calendar, has been observed by Britons for centuries. Its exact date changes every year, because it is determined by when Easter falls. But it is always the day after Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, and it always falls in February or March. This year, it is on Wednesday, March 1.


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St. Agnes (c. 304) like St. Cecilia, is to be numbered among the most famous martyrs of Rome. When the Diocletian persecution was at its height, and when priests as well as laymen were apostatizing from the faith, Agnes, a girl of twelve, freely chose to die for Christ. When she was commanded to offer incense to false gods, she raised her hand to Christ and made the Sign of the Cross. When the heathens threatened to bind her hand and foot, she herself hastened to the place of torture as a bride to her wedding feast. Pain had no terror for her—although the fetters slipped from her small hands while even the pagan bystanders were moved to tears.

When the son of the Roman prefect offered to marry her, she replied: "The one to whom I am betrothed is Christ Whom the angels serve." When the executioner, who was to behead her, hesitated, she encouraged him with the words: "Strike, without fear, for the bride does her Spouse an injury if she makes Him wait". The name of "Agnes" means "lamb-life," and hence the lamb is the symbol of the modesty and innocence of the virgin-martyr.




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