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Archive for March, 2011

Mar 31 – Homily – Fr Angelo: Crazy Stupid Words and Deeds

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
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Homily #110331 ( 07min) Play – We see in the Gospel today what crazy and stupid words and deeds come out from the proud heart. We are ready to point out with severity how wrong others are and with leniency we excuse ourselves.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 3rd Week of Lent – – Form:
Readings:

1st: jer 7:23-28
Resp: psa 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: luk 11:14-23

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Video – Lady of All Nations: Christians Unite – Dr. Miravalle: Mcasts109

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

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MaryCast Specials #109 ( 10min) Play – In this episode of Dr. Mark Miravalle’s mini series on the Lady of All Nations he discusses her call for Christians to unite behind the Church against the forces of secularism and to stave off economic and natural disasters.

To get a prayer card for the prayer of the Lady of All Nations:

1 – Call 740-937-2277,
2 – email us at… mary@motherofallpeoples.com,
3 – or Write to us.. 313 High St., Hopedale, OH 43976

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

Ave Maria!

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BELL TOWER: PLEASE SEND DONATIONS

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

PLEASE SEND DONATIONS SO THE CONSTRUCTION CAN CONTINUE. We need to raise funds for expensive labor costs from week to week.

Please make a note on your donation that it is for the Bell Tower.

Franciscans of the Immaculate

Attn: Bell Tower

199 Colonel Brown Rd.

Griswold, CT. 06351

Fr Bonaventure – Fi News #101: A Bell Tower in Griswold

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
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Fi News #101 – Fr Bonaventure and Friar David ( 10min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

In this video Fr. Bonaventure tells how the friars obtained the bell and where it will find its next home.

Please Help!

We are desperately in need of funds to keep this project going. Thank you.
Please send your donations to:
Franciscans of the Immaculate
Attn: Bell Tower
199 Colonel Brown Rd.
Griswold, CT. 06351

Let us know if you would like this donation to be a tax write-off.

All for the Immaculate, nothing for us. – St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe

Ave Maria!

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Video – Fi News #102: First Floor Blocks with Jeff Foster

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
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Fi News #102 – Jeff Foster “Foster Construction” ( 06min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Have a quick look at the first floor blocks of the the future bell tower with builder and stonemason Jeff Foster.

Please Help!

We are desperately in need of funds to keep this project going. Thank you.
Please send your donations to:
Franciscans of the Immaculate
Attn: Bell Tower
199 Colonel Brown Rd.
Griswold, CT. 06351

Let us know if you would like this donation to be a tax write-off.

All for the Immaculate, nothing for us. – St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe

Ave Maria!

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In the Midst of it All

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Ave Maria Meditations

(In the midst of) Suffering and renunciation through the burden­someness, discomforts, and exhaustion of the body, through the darkness or at least the dimness of mind, and through the interior suffering of spiritual isolation and aridity. (I seek a) Pure and solid faith. To ask, as I have been advised, for the grace of “simplicity in suffering.”

Material concerns, sometimes too heavy for my already burdened body, time wasted, relationships that hold no attraction for me, the effort to be pleas­ant and to smile when all of me longs for recollection and for only close friends – all this constitutes my hid­den cross, the best cross, which does not elicit sym­pathy or admiration as illness or misfortune does.

Well, I will carry it “joyfully” until God changes my obligations. Yes, joyfully in spite of dryness, weari­ness, the costliness of these efforts, gently united to the heart of Jesus, aided by Mary, my Mother, stick­ing to my usual rule of devotions, meditation, and so on, always strict with myself, yet more gracious to everyone, attentive to remain open, trusting, and abandoned, without narrowness, self-centeredness, or subtlety. (more…)

Video – Fi News #103: Fire near Perth friary

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
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Fi News #103 – Fire near Perth friary ( 8 min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

The friars had a bushfire not far from their Perth friary on March 13, 2011. It looked really bad at first, but it was on the other side of a limestone quarry in a native bush parkland area surrounded by firefighters. If the wind changed direction, or the fire managed to get around the quarry, then we might have a repeat of last year’s fire. Fortunately, the firefighters kept the perimeter of the fire under control and pretty much let the interior burn. Planes and helicopters dropped water on the fire all day and just before evening it was put out.

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Mar 30 – Homily – Fr Angelo: True Holy Fear

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
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Homily #110330 ( 05min) Play – Holy fear of God leads to true transformation. We see in the Pharisees an exact observance of all the external laws of God given through Moses and more but without any fear of the Lord.

Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday of the Third Week in Lent – Form: EF, Ego Autem
Readings:

1st: exo 20:12-24
Gsp: mat 15:1-20

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Mar 29 – Homily – Fr Angelo: Scandal Forgiveness

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
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Homily #110329 ( 07min) Play – The scandal that is given when we are unwilling to forgive for various reasons. To forgive seventy times seven means to forgive without limit.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday of the Third Week in Lent – Form: EF, Ego Clamavi
Readings:

1st: 2ki 4:1-7
Gsp: mat 18:15-22

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Video – Lady of All Nations: Natural Disasters will Come – Dr. Miravalle: Mcasts108

Monday, March 28th, 2011

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MaryCast Specials #108 ( 10min) Play – Dr. Mark Miravalle continues with his series on the apparition of the Lady of all Nations and here he discusses the prophesies of disasters and suffering in the world which are linked to the world’s departure from Christianity and appears to be coming true today.

To get a prayer card for the prayer of the Lady of All Nations:

1 – Call 740-937-2277,
2 – email us at… mary@motherofallpeoples.com,
3 – or Write to us.. 313 High St., Hopedale, OH 43976

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

Ave Maria!

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“They will persecute you…”

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Ave Maria Meditations

No, I was not helpless or worthless or useless in that prison. I was not terribly humiliated because I was rejected as a priest. These men around me were suffering, they needed help. They needed someone to listen to them with sympathy, someone to comfort them, someone to give them courage to carry on. They needed someone who was not feeling sorry for himself but who could truly share in their sorrow. They needed someone who was not looking for consolation but who could console. They needed someone who was not looking for respect and admi­ration because of what he was but someone who could show them love and respect even if spurned and rejected himself.

As Christ had set the example for me, so could I be to them an example of Christian charity and concern. If nothing else, if they insisted upon shunning me, I could at least pray for them and offer up for them to the Father of us all the suffering and anguish that their rejection of me as a priest caused me. Christ had prayed for his persecutors, “Father, forgive them.” If I could do nothing else at this moment in the prison at Perm, I could do that. (more…)

Mar 28 – Homily – Fr Angelo: The Real Problem in the Church

Monday, March 28th, 2011
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Homily #110328 ( 11min) Play – Our Lord had the right to expect more from his own people. We should hold ourselves to a higher standard.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday of the Third Week in Lent – Form: EF, In Deo Laudabo
Readings:

1st: 2ki 5:1-15
Gsp: luk 4:23-30

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Video – Fi News #104: Cormariae Launch and Blessing

Sunday, March 27th, 2011
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Fi News #104 — Blessing by Bishop Coleman ( 10min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

The Franciscans of the Immaculate in New Bedford, Massachusetts have launched the first Catholic radio station in the Diocese of Fall River. Like our other station in Up-State New york the content of the radio is a feed from EWTN, but over time, little by little, we’ll produce our own content.

Ave Maria!

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Video – Face of Pro-Life #128: Icon Mary Helper in Childbirth

Sunday, March 27th, 2011
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Face of Pro-Life #128 – Icon of Our Lady Helper in Childbirth ( 30min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Corinn Dahm speaks with her guest, Fr. Angelo Geiger, FI on the new Icon at the chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe called: “Our Lady, Helper in Childbirth” which is the centerpiece for the pro-life shrine there. Fr. Angelo covers the symbolism and history of this icon and iconography in general.

Ave Maria!

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Mar 27 – Homily – Fr Angelo: Living Water

Sunday, March 27th, 2011
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Homily #110327 ( 15min) Play – Fr. Angelo preaches on today’s Gospel where Our Lord comes to the well in Samaria and converses with a women about the living water that he has and how anyone who drinks this water will not thirst again.  Father highlights the fact that the spiritual water he is offering is different from the physical water in the well and infinitely more satisfying but uses His own physical thirst to lift up the woman from the physical to the spiritual realm. She, in turn, goes and gathers her own townspeople to Christ. This all sheds light on the wonder of the incarnation where the true God becomes true man in order for man to truly share in His divinity and to share in the work of spreading this truth.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 3rd Week of Lent – Form:
Readings:

1st: exo 17:3-7
Resp: psa 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: rom 5:1-2, 5-8
Gsp: joh 4:5-42

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