Thursday, March 19, 2009
Today is the Feast of St. Joseph and our 26th wedding anniversary! We have so much to be grateful and thankful for to St. Joseph. We have 6 beautiful children and we have taught the faith to them. some of them are now adults and out on their own. We have 2 children left at home. My husband has always reminded me of St. Joseph. St. Joseph had so much responsibilty on his shoulders. Knowing he was to be the protector, provider and foster father of the Son of God, the husband of the Mother of God and what an example he had to be to so many people. He had to show such great faith to all. He is an excellent role model for family life, spouses and fatherhood. Please remember to pray to St. Joseph for all your family needs. That's how we have done it for a quarter of a century! St. Joseph, pray for us.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Get your paper, pens and prayers ready! We have to try and stop Obama and the HHS! Please find out who to write and get your plea to them...NOW! St. Michael defend us in battle! Padre Pio, pray for us! All you Holy Angels and Archangels pray for us!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Hail, Glorious Saint Patrick, dear saint of our isle
On us, thy poor children, bestow a sweet smile
And now thou art high in the mansions above
On Erin's green valleys look down in thy love.
(Father F. W. Faber)
I arise today
through a mighty strength,
the invocation of the Trinity,
through belief in the Threeness,
through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
53. If we wish to rediscover in all its richness the profound relationship between the Church and the Eucharist, we cannot neglect Mary, Mother and model of the Church. In my Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae, I pointed to the Blessed Virgin Mary as our teacher in contemplating Christ's face, and among the mysteries of light I included the institution of the Eucharist.102 Mary can guide us toward this most holy sacrament, because she herself has a profound relationship with it.
At first glance, the Gospel is silent on this subject. The account of the institution of the Eucharist on the night of Holy Thursday makes no mention of Mary. Yet we know that she was present among the Apostles who prayed "with one accord" (cf. Acts 1:14) in the first community which gathered after the Ascension in expectation of Pentecost. Certainly Mary must have been present at the Eucharistic celebrations of the first generation of Christians, who were devoted to "the breaking of bread" (Acts 2:42).
But in addition to her sharing in the Eucharistic banquet, an indirect picture of Mary's relationship with the Eucharist can be had, beginning with her interior disposition. Mary is a "woman of the Eucharist" in her whole life. The Church, which looks to Mary as a model, is also called to imitate her in her relationship with this most holy mystery.
ENCYCLICAL LETTER, ECCLESIA DE EUCHARISTIA, John Paul II, April, 17, 2003