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Archive for February, 2008

Feb 29 – St. Maximilian – Increase Your Trust in God

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Ave Maria!– February’s Theme: Religious Life

“When you feel that you have less light and strength, increase your trust all the more, because it is precisely in those moments that one demonstrates that it is not he who accomplishes something, but rather it is God through the Immaculate; and this goes for all that regards the religious life, whether interior or exterior.” (SK #987)

Feb 29 – Homily – Fr Angelo: Which is the Greatest of All the Commandments?

Friday, February 29th, 2008
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Homily #080229 ( 09min) Play – The question of the Pharisee in today’s Gospel?is different from the questions which the Pharisees normally asked Our Lord. This question is a sincere question. He sought the truth from the one whom he knew he could get the truth, and not to trick up Our Lord by?His own words.
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Fi News – New FI Book: “Come, Holy Spirit”

Thursday, February 28th, 2008
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Ave Maria!

Update: Online Preview Available

The latest book from the FI’s publishing house,?the Academy of the Immaculate, Come Holy Spirit, by the revered Don Dolindo Ruotolo has just rolled off the printing presses last week. Already a classic in Italy, Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner, FI translated this book into English for the first time. Focusing on the Sacrament of Confirmation, it explains the role of the Holy Spirit in our own sanctification as well as in our endeavors to evangelize others. Come, Holy Spirit is a help for those preparing for Confirmation as well as for those who are trying to apply what they already received in the Sacrament. In a time of so much confusion in regard to the Charismatic Gifts of the Holy Spirit, this traditional, brief?and inspiring presentation of the subject should be invaluable.

It is a small?sized book like our very poular JOEL (Jesus Our Eucharistic Love). The list price is just $5.00, 176pp, 32 books per box. And?like JOEL this book promises to be a big seller:

Don Ruotolo combines solid theology with inspiring meditations. Few books strike the balance like this one: clear and deep, profound and practical. Come, Holy Spirit deserves to become a spiritual classic in the English-speaking world, not just Italy.

Scott Hahn, PhD, Professor of Theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Get your orders in straightaway whilst stocks last:?Order Here.

Ave Maria!

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Video – Roving Reporter #24: John Morales, Sports Faith International

Thursday, February 28th, 2008
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Roving Reporter #24 – Interview with co-founder of Sports Faith International John Morales ( 10min) >>> Play
 

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The Roving Reporter interviews John Morales, the co-founder of Sports Faith International. John discusses the origins, development, and the organization’s aim to utilize sports as a means to evangelization and as a tool to share The Gospel. As John remarked, “…we are trying to be ESPN with a spiritual twist.”

Ave Maria!

Feb 28 – Homily – Fr Angelo: For Which One of These Good Works Would You Like to Kill Me?

Thursday, February 28th, 2008
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Homily #080228 ( 09min) Play – When?we hear the crowds accusing Our Lord of? casting out demons by Beelzebub we realize?how hard?his people had become. God sends His only Begotten Son and He is accused of being a devil. Today He is hated by the enemies of the Church, and He is neglected and not shown gratitude by those who call themselves his friends.
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Feb 28 – St. Maximilian – Entrust Everything to Her

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Ave Maria!– February’s Theme: Religious Life

“In the hands of the Immaculate you can do everything. Entrust to Her all that you do not know or are not capable of doing, and then you will know and you will succeed in doing that which is for the greatest possible glory of God, without limits. She refuses nothing to sinners, while the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus does not know how to refuse anything to Her.” (SK #987D)

Video – Dr Mark Miravalle – MaryCast #8: Types of Mary in the Old Testament

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008
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Marycast #8 ( 10min) Play – In this episode of MaryCast, Dr Mark Miravalle explores the different types of Our Lady in the Old Testament. He uses the famous papal encyclical, Ineffabilis Deus, written by Blessed Pius IX to show in terms of the Old Testament foreshadowings who Our Lady would be in the New Testament.

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Feb 27 – Homily – Fr Angelo: I Have Not Come to Abolish the Law

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008
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Homily #080227 ( 12min) Play -?We have a two-fold responsibility to God to observe His laws ourselves and to teach them to our children and others. These things are not easy and we need fortitude, courage, and perseverance to bear witness to Christ in the world today.
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Feb 27 – St. Maximilian – On Being Judgmental

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Ave Maria!– February’s Theme: Religious Life

“The same way that you are and act with respect to your brothers, God will permit them to be and act with respect to you. Do not judge (in particular the superiors) and you will not be judged, because with the measure with which you measure, God in the brothers, will measure you.” (SK #987C)

Pictures Appearing of New Shrine to be Staffed by FI’s!!

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008
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Pictures are starting to appear on the web of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe which Archbishop Raymond Burke is building in La Crosse, WI. The ones below are from New Liturgical Movement.?Creative Minority?also has a post. A beautiful slide show done by the architect, Duncan Stroik, is well worth a peak. A truly a beautiful shrine!

Most amazing of all, we, the Franciscans of the Immaculate, will have the august honor of staffing the Shrine and the Catechetical Center. We don’t deserve this!!

We will be taking up residence in the friary being built alongside the Shrine in early July and the Shrine will open on July 31, with a whole week of festivities July 28-Aug 3. EWTN and Relevant radio will cover the event as well as modest AirMaria.

The Shrine grounds are already well along and the Candle Chapel,?Gift Shop and restaurant are operational, so it is already well worth the trip if you’re in the area. We will soon post a video on the?trip we made to the Shrine last fall just after our Coredemption Conference in Indiana.

Thank you, Our Lady of Guadalupe! … and Archbishop Burke, of course.

From New Liturgical Movement:

The New Baldachin at Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Crosse, Wisconsin

by Matthew


Feb 26 – St. Maximilian – Perfect Joy in Suffering

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Ave Maria!– February’s Theme: Religious Life

“Perfect joy consists in suffering for our Lord Jesus Christ: in community life, in fulfilling the duties which have been entrusted to us and which are not to our liking, in every occasion. The Holy Spirit infuses a truly supreme and incomparable joy when one suffers for the love of Christ.” (SK #987C)

Pope Benedict and the Coredemption

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

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As a follow up on our previous post on this subject here is an excellent and detailed article Her Station Keeping: Immaculate Conception to CoRedemptrix on the connection between the Immaculate Conception and the Coredemptrix by Matthew Tsakanikas on Catholic Exchange. The article has many references to patristics, magisterial statements and a heavy emphasis on the strongly Marian statements of Benedict XVI before he was pope. Referring to a quote from Cardinal Ratzinger about how Our Lady loses her personhood in service to Christ and so finds it again, he sates:

Ratzinger’s comment becomes more revealing. It is Mary who loses herself (more…)

Video – Fr. Angelo – Standing Fast #22: Marian Chivalry

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008
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Standing Fast #22 – Marian Chivalry ( 6min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

In this episode of Standing Fast, Fr. Angelo illustrates how the origins of Chivalry is Marian. For the nature and essence of Chivalry is Christan, and therefore it is also Marian, confirming again that devotion to Our Lady is chivalrous. Listen to how we can recapture the true virtues of Chivalry by taking Our Lady as our Mother and Queen.

for more on Marian Chivalry in the Modern World: MaryVictrix.com

Ave Maria!

Suicidal Animals and the Suicide of the West

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

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“Typically if people go out to work all day their parrot will get very bored and frustrated and eventually develop depression,?? he said.

??Symptoms often include plucking out their feathers or self-harming, which is obviously very dangerous.

Forget the Prozac and buy the stupid bird a monkey and a piano. Then teach Polly to say “Play it again, Sam.” Not only will the bird have an outlet, but the owner will make millions.

Suicidal animals. Please.

Hat tip to Extra Frate.

Feb 26 – Homily – Fr Angelo: The Unlimited Forgiveness

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008
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Homily #080226 ( 11min) Play – St Peter asks a brief question and receives a?long answer – the perfect answer because it is a Divine answer. How many times must I forgive; 7 times? The answer is the perfect number times the perfect number, which is an unlimited number of times. Our Lord’s forgiveness is unlimited, and so should ours.
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