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Archive for July, 2010

Jul 31 – Homily – Fr John Joseph: St. Ignatius of Loyola

Saturday, July 31st, 2010
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Homily #100731m ( 13min) Play – On this memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Father reflects on spiritual reading and Ignatian retreats.

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Jul 31 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: John the Baptist vs Herod

Saturday, July 31st, 2010
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Homily #100731 ( 22min) Play – In today’s Gospel Herod has John the Baptist beheaded. Fr. Bonaventure compares the lives John the Baptist with that of Herod. John’s life stands as an ideal that leads to heaven. Herod’s life stands as warning against a life of decadence, spent in frivolous luxury and broken marriage vows which leads to Hell, and so is a most pertinent waring to our modern culture.
Ave Maria! St. Ignatius of Loyola – Saturday in the 17th Week in Ordinary Time – Mass: OF, – Readings:
1st: jer 26:11-16, 24
Resp: psa 69:15-16, 30-31, 33-34
Gsp: mat 14:1-12

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Video – Fi News #77: Knights of Lepanto Ceremonial Remembrance

Saturday, July 31st, 2010
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Fi News #77 – Ceremonial Remembrance ( 02min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

At every “Knights of Lepanto Father and Son Encampment”, the raising of shields and the lighting of fire is done in memory of two deceased Knights; Thom and Marc Girard.

Ave Maria!

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Video – Fi News #76: KL Summer Encampment Friday 2010

Saturday, July 31st, 2010
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Fi News #76 – Summer Encampment Friday 2010 ( 04min) >>> Play

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The Knights of Holy Mary Victrix at Lepanto is a specific group for men only within the Mission of the Immaculate Mediatrix (MIM). The MIM is the Roman Catholic public association of the faithful, founded by Fr. Stefano M. Manelli and attached to the religious institute that he also founded, the Franciscans of the Immaculate  The spirituality of the MIM is unlimited consecration to Mary according to the teaching of St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe. Thus, the Knights of Lepanto is a group of men who are formed to live consecration to Mary in a masculine way.

Ave Maria!

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Summer Encampment Underway

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Here are some scenes from the last encampment:

Filed under: Encampment, Fatherhood, Heroes, Knights, Knights of Lepanto, Manliness, Men, Pages, Religion, Retreat, Sons, Squires
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Anne Rice Converts Back to Vampirism

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

“In the name of Christ, I refuse to be anti-gay. I refuse to be anti-feminist. I refuse to be anti-artificial birth control,” the author wrote Wednesday on her Facebook page. “In the name of … Christ, I quit Christianity and being Christian. Amen.”

Rice will not be taking up vampires again, but she said she is a big fan of the HBO series “True Blood,” enjoyed the first two “Twilight” movies (she has yet to read any of the Stephenie Meyer novels) and is interested in seeing her most famous character, the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, return to the screen.

In spite of the above story’s emphasis on Rice’s non-return to vampire novels, Rice is, it seems, reverting to the back to the state of the undead.   (more…)

Video – Our Lady of Guadalupe 3/3 – Dr Miravalle: Mcasts84

Friday, July 30th, 2010

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MaryCast Specials #84 ( 09min) Play – In this set of three episodes Dr. Mark Miravalle promotes the importance of the apparition site of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City which paved the way to one of the greatest evangelical periods in the Church when over nine million people converted to the faith in less than a decade. In this segment Dr. Mirvalle describes the interesting human interactions between Our Lady, Juan Diego and Bishop Zumarraga and the gradual awareness of Juan Diego and the bishop of the supernatural nature of the events and their meaning for today.

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

Ave Maria!

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Video – Fi News #75: Scenes From Spring Encampment 2010

Friday, July 30th, 2010
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Fi News #75 – Youth on the challenge course ( 04min) >>> Play

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A few shots from the spring encampment of 2010; a weekend for fathers and sons. The summer event is starting tonight.

Ave Maria!

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Video – Variety #80: Bell Tower Construction 001

Friday, July 30th, 2010
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Variety #80 – Construction Continues ( 02min) >>> Play

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At the Friary of “Our Lady of Guadalupe” in Griswold Connecticut, bell tower construction continues. We’ll post the progress as the project moves along.

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Mary Vitamin – Carrying of the Cross

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Mary Vitamin

Mary Vitamin July 30th

Topic: Fourth Sorrowful Mystery – Carrying of the Cross
In honor of the Month of the Precious Blood

Quote:
Then therefore [Pontius Pilate] delivered him to them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him forth. And bearing his own cross, he went forth to that place which is called Calvary, but in Hebrew Golgotha.
John 19:16-17

Meditation:
Father Frederick Faber
It was a dreadful thing for a mother to walk the streets over her own son’s blood. (more…)

A Franciscan Saint of the Confessional

Friday, July 30th, 2010

 Ave Maria Meditations encore

St. Leopoldo Mandic is known as an Apostle of the Confessional and also as an Apostle of Unity. Feast Day is July 30th.

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SAINT OF THE CONFESSIONAL  

To be a good confessor one must first of all gain the confidence of the penitent. In this Fr. Leopoldo succeeded wonderfully. His very person, so small as to be scarcely visible in the semi-darkness of cell, his features calm and radiating kindness, his eyes full of serenity, his measured and paternal gestures, all combined to awake confidence from all who approached. Often he would get up and go to meet the penitent as if he were greeting an old and expected friend.

Nothing he did or said could in any way humiliate the visitor and cause him to close his heart. He paid attention to everything, knowing that confidence is built on a variety of imponderables which may often appear insignificant. So much skill and so much virtue naturally disposed the penitent to listen with a receptive mind to the instruction and exhortations which followed. What he said was not just a routine affair, the same for everyone; he said what was needed by each individual soul in a manner easily understood by the person in question, using dialect and popular phrases if they would help. This was a point he considered very important.  (more…)

Jul 30 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: High-born Messiahs

Friday, July 30th, 2010
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Homily #100730 ( 07min) Play – The world is always looking for high-born messiahs who can give them a good show and so the people of Nazareth rejected Jesus in today’s Gospel because he was low-born, a carpenters son and was one of their fellow townsmen. Let us not seek sensation in religion but seek eternal life.
Ave Maria! St Peter Chrysologus – Friday in the 17th Week in Ordinary Time – Mass: OF, – Readings:
1st: jer 26:1-9
Resp: psa 69:6, 8-10, 14
Gsp: mat 13:54-58

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Mission Down Under #8 – SCENE 2010 in Sydney

Thursday, July 29th, 2010
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This week-long event was organized by SCENE (Sydney Congress Embracing the New Evangelisation) and was designed to keep the fire of the Faith, kindled at WYD 2008, burning brightly in the hearts of the youth.

Events included talks by bishops and visiting priests, seminars and actual street evangelization, Holy Mass, adoration, vocations expo, and entertainment nights. Footage taken at SCENE 2009 can be seen here.

This video shows the location of the vocation expo as well as some footage of St. Mary’s Cathedral and centers around a train ride into the city center one day while a young fellow-participant plays the guitar.

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Mary Vitamin – Martha and Mary

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Mary Vitamin

Mary Vitamin for July 29th

Topic: Martha and Mary
Luke 10:38-42

Quote:
St.  Francis de Sales
The two women represent our Lady.
The Sermons of St. Francis de Sales on Our Lady, (Tan Books) 62.
Tan Books

Meditation:
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
John 11:5

Archbishop Alban Goodier, S.J.:
And the name of Martha comes first. He could not blame her zeal; He could not find fault with her self-sacrificing charity. Nevertheless (more…)

Jul 29 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Martha’s Progress

Thursday, July 29th, 2010
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Homily #100729 ( 09min) Play – In Gospel for the memorial of St Martha Our Lord arrives at the home of Martha, Mary and Lazarus after Lazarus dies. Here Martha runs out to greet Our Lord and expresses her great faith in Him to raise up her brother. This shows how much progress she has made since the last visit of Our Lord when He reprimanded her for being too concerned with many things. Let us pray for the grace to progress like Martha.
Ave Maria! Memorial of St Martha – Thursday in the 17th Week in Ordinary Time – Mass: OF, – Readings:
1st: jer 18:1-6
Resp: psa 146:1-2, 2-4, 5-6
Gsp: joh 11:19-27

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