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Archive for April, 2010

Apr 30 – Homily – Fr Johannes: St. Catherine of Sienna

Friday, April 30th, 2010
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Homily #100430m ( 13min) Play – Today on the 1962 calendar we celebrate the feast of the Great Virgin, Doctor of the Church, Co-Patroness of Italy and of the whole continent of Europe, St. Catherine of Sienna.

Ave Maria!

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Work and the Worker

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Ave Maria Meditations

 
 
WORK AND THE WORKER

 

EXCERPT FROM THE HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS, POPE BENEDICT XVI, ON THE FEAST OF ST. JOSEPH

“Work is of fundamental importance to the fulfillment of the human being and to the development of society. Thus, it must always be organized and carried out with full respect for human dignity and must always serve the common good. At the same time, it is indispensable that people not allow themselves to be enslaved by work or idolize it, claiming to find in it the ultimate and definitive meaning of life.

‘Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day. Six days you may labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord, your God’ (Ex 20:8-9). The Sabbath is a holy day, that is, a day consecrated to God on which man understands better the meaning of his life and his work. It can therefore be said that the biblical teaching on work is crowned by the commandment of rest. (more…)

Spring Encampment 2010

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Happy Feast of St. Pius V, Pope of Lepanto!

I am in the process of creating a new website for The Knights of Lepanto Encampments.  That should be up in a few days.  Meanwhile, I will just announce the dates again for this years events and provide pertinent information.

  • Spring Encampment: May 28-30
  • Summer Encampment: July 30- August 1
  • Fall Encampment: October 8-10

The Spring Encampment will feature a talk by MSG Michael M. Cutone on the Leadership of Jesus.  Here is an Airmaria interview with Michael.

And here are some PDF documents pertinent to the Spring Encampment that will be helpful:

Please print the Advertising Flyer and post wherever you can.  Thanks.

The main event of the physical activities will be a massive Capture the Flag Game! Hope to see you for the chivalrous fun.

I am creating a “Testimonies” page on the website and would be grateful for all contributions from the men–and boys–who have attended. In terms of the men, I am especially interested in those who are not among the organizers. Please send your contributions of three or four sentences to mv@figuadalupe.com or leave your response in the comment section.

I would also be grateful for suggestions for the “Frequently Asked Questions” page. Please let me know what should be included there, especially if you had a confusing time and would have liked to have something answered before you arrived. Send your responses by leaving a comment.  Thanks again.

Filed under: Catholic Action, Catholicism, Chivalry, Encampment, Fatherhood, Guy things, Knights, Knights of Lepanto, Marian Chivalry, Religion, Sons, Spirituality, Squires, Swordplay, Youth Tagged: MSG Michael M Cutone
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Video – What is Happening in the World? – Dr. Miravalle: Mcasts70

Friday, April 30th, 2010

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MaryCast Specials #70 ( 10min) Play – Dr. Mark Miravalle points out the many natural disasters, including earthquakes and volcanoes, as well as man-made disasters like the global economic crisis that we are experiencing. Dr. suggests that God is trying to get our attention, to not think that we can be in total control. We must, in fact, trust in God, not ourselves, and one way to do this is honoring His mother by proclaiming the 5th Marian Dogma.

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

Ave Maria!

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Video – Variety #55: Msgr Calkins “Our Lady of All Nations” 1 of 6

Thursday, April 29th, 2010
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Variety #55 – Amsterdam 2008 ( 10min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

“Our Lady of All Nations”

A major Marian conference discussing the impact the proclamation of the Coredemption Dogma would have on the Church for the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the context of approved Marian Apparitions. This conference was held on the anniversary of the last apparition of Our Lady of All Nations on May 31, 1959, the feast of the Visitation in Amsterdam, Netherlands where the apparitions took place along side one of the famous Dutch canals at the historic Victoria Hotel in Park Plaza at the heart of the city in the presence of 100 select guests.

Ave Maria!

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Ven. John Paul II: On the Priesthood

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Ave Maria Meditations

On The Priesthood

After having called the Twelve to follow him, Jesus kept them at his side and lived with them, imparting his teaching of salvation to them through word and example, and finally he sent them out to all mankind … Priests are called to prolong the presence of Christ, embodying his way of life and making him visible in the midst of the flock entrusted to their care … The priest is a servant of the Church as com­munion because he builds up the unity of the Church community in the harmony of diverse vocations, charisms, and services … Priests are there to serve the faith, hope, and charity of the laity. (more…)

Pontifical High Mass in Philippines at F.I. Chapel

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

First Solemn Pontifical Mass by a ruling Filipino bishop in his diocese since 1970

On April 27, 2010, feast of St. Peter Canisius, His Excellency Antonio Tobias, Bishop of Novaliches, offered Solemn Pontifical Mass in the convent chapel of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate in his diocese. He was assisted by priests and brothers belonging to the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate.

This Mass is only the second Solemn Pontifical Mass to be celebrated by a Filipino bishop since September 14, 2007 (the first one had been offered by Bishop Camilo Gregorio of the Prelature of Batanes on September 14, 2008 — see this for a report on that Mass), and the first to be offered by a Filipino Ordinary in his own diocese since 1970.

Bishop Tobias had offered Solemn Pontifical Mass for the 2003 international colloquium of the Centre International d’Etudes Liturgiques in France, and a “Low Mass with Solemnity” last year, also in the convent of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate.

The Glories of Mary #19: Mary Our Salvation

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Mary Succors Her Clients In Purgatory.

STORY

A noble lady, who had an only son, was informed one day that he had been killed.  The murderer had by chance taken refuge in her own palace.  She then (more…)

Purest Virgin Mary by Matthew Baute

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

from the CD titled RIVER OF GRACE (World Library Publications). This beautiful prayer video is sure to bring peace to a hurting heart.

Apr 29 – Homily – Fr Angelo: St Catherine of Sienna, Service and Sacrifice

Thursday, April 29th, 2010
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Homily #100429 ( 11min) Play – Today is the feast of St. Catherine of Sienna virgin and Doctor of the Church who served the poor and respectfully confronted the weakness of Bishops and even Popes. In doing so she follows the example of Jesus in today’s Gospel when he washes the feet of His disciples and prophesizes about Judas’ betrayal.
Ave Maria! Mass readings
1: Acts 13:13-25
R: Ps 89:2-3,21-22,25,27
G: Jn 13:16-20

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Smiling is an Act of Love

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. Good works are links that form a chain of love.

Apr 28 – Homily – Fr Angelo: Bl Luchesius First Fruits

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
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Homily #100428 ( 10min) Play – Bl. Lucius (Luchesius) was a Third Order Franciscan who lived in Tuscany in the 1200’s with many similarities to St. Francis in his upbringing. He was reputed to be the very first Third Order Franciscan when St. Francis came to visit him and his wife. Fr. Angelo uses the example of Bl. Luchesius to preach on the need to give God the first fruits of our life.

Ave Maria! Bl. Lucius – Mass: EF, Iustus Ut Palma Readings: 1st: 1co 4:9-14 – Gsp: luk 12:32-34

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The Totus Tuus of St. Louis Marie de Montfort

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Ave Maria Meditations:

Totus Tuus ego sum, et omnia mea tua sunt, O Virgo, super omnia benedicta.

Translates as: I am all yours, and all that is mine is yours, O Virgin, blessed above all.

St. Louis Marie de Montfort’s Prayer to Mary:

Hail Mary, beloved Daughter of the Eternal Father. Hail Mary, admirable Mother of the Son. Hail Mary, faithful Spouse of the Holy Ghost. Hail Mary, my Mother, my loving Mistress, my powerful sovereign. Hail, my joy, my glory, my heart and my soul. Thou art all mine by mercy, and I am thine by justice. But I am not yet sufficiently thine. I now give myself wholly to thee without keeping anything back for myself or others. If thou seest anything in me which does not belong to thee, I beseech thee to take it and make thyself the absolute Mistress of all that is mine.

Destroy in me all that may displease God; root it up and bring it to nought. Place and cultivate in me everything that is pleasing to thee. May the light of thy faith dispel the darkness of my mind. May thy profound humility take the place of my pride; may thy sublime contemplation check the distractions of my wandering imagination. May the continuous sight of God fill my memory with His Presence; may the burning love of thy heart inflame the lukewarmness of mine. May thy virtues take the place of my sins; may thy merits be my only adornment in the sight of God and make up for all that is wanting in me. Finally, dearly beloved Mother, grant, if it be possible, that I may have no other spirit but thine to know Jesus, and His Divine Will; that I may have no other soul but thinke to praise and glorify God; that I may have no other heart but thine to love God with a love as pure and ardent as thine.

I do not ask thee for visions, revelations, sensible devotions, or spiritual pleasures. It is thy privilege to see God clearly, it is thy privilege to enjoy heavenly bliss; it is thy privilege to triumph gloriously in heaven at the right hand of thy Son and to hold absolute sway over angels, men, and demons.

It is thy privilege to dispose of all the gifts of God, just as thou willest. Such, O heavenly Mary, the ‘best part’, which the Lord has given thee, and which shall never be taken away from thee–and this thought fills my heart with joy. As for my part here below, I wish for no other than that which was thine, to believe sincerely without spiritual pleasures, to suffer joyfully without human consolation, to die continually to myself without respite, and to work zealously and unselfishly for thee until death, as the humblest of thy servants. The only grace I beg thee, for me, is that every moment of the day, and every moment of my life, I may say, “Amen, so be it, to all that thou art doing in heaven. Amen, so be it, to all thou didst do while on earth. Amen, so be it, to all thou art doing in my soul,” so that thou alone mayest fully glorify Jesus in me for time and eternity. Amen.

Video – Roving Reporter #108: A Trip to Loreto, part 1

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
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Roving Reporter #108 – An Italian family goes to visit the home of their Mother ( 11min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Would you like to see to house in which Our Lady lived?  One of our friars in Italy had the opportunity to take a pilgrimage to the Holy House of Loreto, and this is the first of 2 videos which recount the journey and tell the story of this extraordinary shrine.  (Note: A view of the house is yet to come!  Say a prayer that the Capuchins let me into the Basilica with a video camera!)

Ave Maria!

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Apr 27 – Homily – Fr Angelo: St. Peter Canisius Doctor

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
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Homily #100427 ( 10min) Play – St. Peter Canisius lived in the 1500s in a time that fulfilled the prophecy of St. Paul in today’s first reading:

For there shall be a time when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: and will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables.

Listen how St. Peter tactfully and lovingly deals with these errors.

Ave Maria! St. Peter Canisius, Confessor and Doctor of the Church – Mass: EF, In Medio Ecclesiae Readings: 1st: 2ti 4:1-8 – Gsp: mat 5:13-19

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