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Archive for January, 2009

Jan 28-31 – St. Pio Daily – Last Thoughts on Divine Love

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Ave Maria!January’s Theme: Divine Love

Jan 28 – “You would almost like to measure, comprehend, feel and touch the love that you nurture for God; but be certain that the more a soul loves God, the less she feels it.”

Jan 29 – “The more a soul advances in love for this Supreme Good, the more her sentiment of love towards Him, which surpasses her knowledge, lessen/become smaller/diminish, so much as to seem to the poor soul that she does not love Him at all.” (sorry, poor translation)

Jan 30 – “The continual fear of losing God; that holy circumspection that makes you watch where you step so as not to stumble; that courage with which you confront the battles of the enemy; that resignation of all the troubles of this life to the divine Will; that ardent desire to see the Kingdom of God established in you and in the others are the most clear proofs of the love of your souls toward the Supreme Good.”

Jan 31 – “You love the most tender Spouse, but it seems to you such a small thing because you would desire to love with a perfect and consummate love. But to us miserable and unfortunate mortals, this love- at least in its fullness- is not granted to us if not in the next life. Oh, miserable condition of our human nature!”

Video – Is Coredemption Heresy? – Dr Miravalle: MCast 47

Saturday, January 31st, 2009
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Marycast #47 ( 10min) Play – So, is Coredemption heresy? Is it fanatical or anti-ecumenical? What did Pope John Paul II, Bl. Mother Teresa, Padre Pio, Sr. Lucia, St. Francis (Mother) Cabrini, and St. Josemaria Escriva have to say in regards to this question?  Listen as Dr. Miravalle explores this thorny topic by first defining the terms: what is redemption and what is coredemption?

To ask questions regarding Mary, email Dr Mark Miravalle: marycast@airmaria.com
Ave Maria!

Jan 31 – Homily – Fr Angelo: St John Bosco

Saturday, January 31st, 2009
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Homily #090131 ( 09min) Play – Fr. Angelo Geiger preaches on the life of St John Bosco and how he started the Salesian Order that reformed many street children to be good Catholics and citizens and did so with minimal discipline but with religion, reason and maximum kindness.
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Jan 30 – Homily – Fr Angelo: Mustard Seed and Kingdom of God

Friday, January 30th, 2009
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Homily #090130 ( 07min) Play – Fr. Angelo Geiger explains that the mustard seed is the small act we do of humbly saying yes to God.
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FiNews – FI Solemn Requiem Mass Featured at NLM

Thursday, January 29th, 2009
Ave Maria!
The Franciscans of the Immaculate were featured on New Liturgical Movement today with the Traditional Requiem Mass celebrated on the anniversary of the death of Fr. Francis Maria Pompa, FI on January 24 who was a big advocate for the Extraordinary Form of the Mass in Italy. It was celebrated by our founder Fr. Stefano Manelli. Also the MC is none other than Fra Anthony Maria Servium who just departed last fall to Italy from the friary here in Griswold, CT, USA. He was instrumental in starting the extraordinary form of the Mass here in the United States. He is the MC in the video Sandals and Fiddlebacks. The full video of the mass in Italy can be seen on our scheduled video streaming site in Italy, TV Dell’Immacolata at 6-7:20pm for the next few days, at least if I’ve understood their schedule correctly.
by Shawn Tribe

Rinascimento Sacro shares some very edifying photos from a recent requiem Mass offered on January 24th at the Monastery of Murate in Città di Castello by the Franciscans of the Immaculate for the anniversary of the death of one of their friars.

The Franciscans of the Immaculate — founded by Pontifical Right by Pope John Paul II from what I can see — are not an order I have followed a great deal to date, but they would seem to be a group to keep more of a watch upon.

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Who are you, Immaculate Conception?

Thursday, January 29th, 2009
 
Ave Maria Meditations
 

Le Sommeil de l’Enfant Jesus (The Sleep of the Infant Jesus
Giovanni Battista Salvi Sassoferrato

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION: These words fell from the lips of the Immaculata herself. Hence, they must tell us, in the most precise and essential manner, who she really is.

Since human words are incapable of expressing Divine realities, it follows that these words, “Immaculate” and “Conception”, must be understood in a much more profound, much more beautiful and sublime meaning than usual: a meaning beyond that which human reason at its most penetrating commonly gives to them. (more…)

Video – Roving Reporter: Lila Rose – Pro-Life Activist Extraordinaire

Thursday, January 29th, 2009
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Roving Reporter #57 – CAUTION GRAPHIC MATERIAL ( 07min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Our Roving Reporter caught up with the amazingly successful Pro-Life Activist, Lila Rose, at the Liaison Hotel in Downtown DC last week. In fact, Lila is so successful as a Pro-Life activist she has gained national media coverage, some of her videos exposing malpractices by Planned Parenthood have been withdrawn from YouTube, and her picture is even being displayed in some Planned Parenthood facilities warning staff about her undercover activities – all this and she is only 20 years old – wow! And to top all this off – she is currently part of an RCIA program and will soon be received into the Holy Catholic Church.

Ave Maria!

Jan 29 – Homily – Fr Angelo: St Clare – Light on the Lampstand

Thursday, January 29th, 2009
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Homily #090129 ( 04min) Play – [The computer missed the middle part of today's homily but what we did get is still worth it]

“Is a lamp brought in to be placed under a bushel basket
or under a bed,
and not to be placed on a lampstand?”

Fr. Angelo Geiger explains the need to be lights that light up the world to lead others to Christ. He relates this to St. Clare who’s name means bright and who we are honoring with a votive Mass.
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News – Abp Burke: Document of US Bishops Partly to Blame for Election of “Most Pro-Abortion President”

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Ave Maria!Archbishop Raymond L. Burke

Bishop Raymond Burke focuses attention on US Bishop’s document “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” and the Catholic News Service (CNS) for causing voter confusion and soft-pedaling the new president’s radical pro-abort stance and so leading many Catholics to support him.

By Hilary White, Rome Correspondent

ROME, January 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A document of the US Catholic Bishops is partly to blame for the abandonment of pro-life teachings by voting Catholics and the election of the “most pro-abortion president” in US history, one of the Vatican’s highest officials said in an interview with LifeSiteNews.com.

Archbishop Raymond Burke, the prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, named a document on the election produced by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops that he said “led to confusion” among the faithful and led ultimately to massive support among Catholics for Barack Obama. More at LifeSiteNews.com

Jan 27 – St. Pio Daily – Petitioning the Heavenly Spouse

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Ave Maria!January’s Theme: Divine Love

“May the heavenly Spouse dispel the most subtle cloth that separates us from Him, and may He finally grant us a love that is consummated. Otherwise our life is no longer life; our sickness is incurable and our stay here on earth is a most difficult and prolonged agony.”

Jan 28 – Homily – Fr Angelo: St Thomas the Rich Soil

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
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Homily #090128 ( 08min) Play – From the parable of the Sower of the Seed, Fr. Angelo Geiger explains the need for parables both to illustrate the truth and keep it from the proud. He then presents St. Thomas Aquinas as an example of someone who receives the wisdom of the Word of God and through the rich soil of his humility produces abundant fruit.
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Video – Petition Pope Benedict in 2009 – Dr. Miravalle – Mcast s35

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
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Marycast Specials #35 ( 10min) Play – “Mary is the remedy.”  These are then-Cardinal Ratzinger’s words in his book The Ratzinger Report published in 1985, and in this episode Dr. Miravalle reechoes his call to the faithful to petition the Universal Shepherd for the proclamation of the 5th Marian Dogma: Our Lady as Coredemptrix.  God has given the peace of the world over to the intercession of Our Lady, and as Mary revealed in the approved apparition at Amsterdam (Our Lady of All Nations), we will not have peace in the world until the Church solemnly proclaims her Coredemptirx, Mediatrix, and Advocate.

To ask questions regarding Mary, email Dr Mark Miravalle: marycast@airmaria.com
Ave Maria!

Adoro Te Devote

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

 

O loving Pelican! O Jesu Lord! Unclean I am but cleanse me in Thy Blood of which a single drop, for sinners spilt, can purge the entire world from all its guilt.

(St. Thomas Aquinas, feast day is January 28th)

Pelican

0 loving Pelican! 0 Jesu Lord! In Holy Communion, Our Lord does not offer us only spiri­tual nourishment, but gives himself to us as Food. The Ancients thought that when the chicks of a pelican died, the pelican opened his breast and with his blood fed his dead young, in this way bringing them back to life.  Christ with His own Blood gives us eternal life. When we receive Holy Communion with the right dispositions, it rouses in our soul fervent acts of love, transforms us, and identifies us with Christ. The Master comes to each one of His disciples with His love, which is at one and the same time effective, creative and redemptive. He presents him­self to us as the Savior of our lives, offering us His friend­ship. This Sacrament is the food of· all intimacy with Christ, for which there is no substitute. (more…)

Jan 25 – Homily – Fr Tito: Necessary Roughness on Saul

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

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Homily #090125t ( 07min) Play – God gives second chances, look at Saul; who became St Paul.
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Jan 25, 26 – St. Pio Daily – Love is Known in Suffering

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Ave Maria!January’s Theme: Divine Love

“In these days […], I have often been seized by those excesses of divine love that make my poor heart languish so much. I completely understood Jesus’ condescension toward me, and I directed my usual prayer to Him with more confidence: “Oh, Jesus! If only I could love You, if only I could suffer what you would like, and make You content and repair, in a certain way, the ingratitude of men toward You!” But Jesus made me hear His voice much more in my heart: “My son, love is known in suffering; you will feel it acute in your spirit, and you will feel it even more acute in your body.”

“How can it be that a soul who considers Jesus, crucified for her, can love something other than Him, and that after so many acts of fidelity which made us say, write, sing and sigh ‘Long live Jesus’, we want, like the perfidious and iniquitous Jews, to shout: May he be crucified, may he be killed in our hearts?”