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Archive for April, 2011

A Day with Mary pilgrimage to the Holy Land: part three

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Ave Maria Meditations

Here is the final part of our little series of the images from our Day with Mary pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  It begins with the Via Dolorosa (the Way of Sorrows).

Many thanks to Claudio, Trevor, and Derek for their work in putting together these incredible journeys!  Thanks also to Frs. George and Gabriel, FI who were our spiritual directors and offered Holy Mass daily for us.  Thanks also to the Sisters for accompanying us and giving beautiful example with their holy ways.

A Day With Mary apostolate is a tremendous channel of grace, not only on these special pilgrimages but the Saturdays when they are presented. All glory to God through the Immaculate!

I hope you have enjoyed these images. Full screen is best!  Part Three

Ave Maria!

On the Graces given to St. Joseph

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Ave Maria Meditations

The Graces of Saint Joseph

 

There is a general rule concerning all special graces granted· to any human being. Whenever the divine favor chooses someone to receive a special grace, or to accept a lofty vocation, God adorns the person with all the gifts of the Spirit needed to fulfill the task at hand. This general rule is especially verified in the case of Saint Joseph, the foster-father of our Lord and the husband of the Queen of our world, enthroned above the angels. He was chosen by the eternal Father as the trustworthy guardian and protector of his greatest treasures, namely, his divine Son and Mary, Joseph’s wife. He carried out this vocation with complete fidelity until at last God called him, saying: Good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Lord.

 

What then is Joseph’s position in the whole Church of Christ? Is he not a man chosen and set apart? Through him and, yes, under him, Christ was fitting­ly and honorably introduced into the world. Holy Church in its entirety is indebted to the Virgin Mother because through her it was judged worthy to receive Christ.  But after her we undoubtedly owe special gratitude and reverence to Saint Joseph. (more…)

Apr 30 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Jesus Christ Truly Rose from the Dead

Saturday, April 30th, 2011
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Homily #110430 ( 07min) Play – Our Lord is completely victorious over death

Ave Maria!
Mass: Ordinary Form: Saturday within the Octave of Easter – Solemnity
Readings:

1st Reading: Acts 4:13-21
Responsorial Psalm: 118:1, 14-15, 16-18, 19-21
Gospel: Mark 16:9-15

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From a Pilgrim: A Day With Mary to the Holy Land (part 2 of 3)

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Ave  Maria! Here is part two of images from the wonderful Day with Mary pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  These images basically cover the areas with the events from Jesus’ life from the Nativity to His public life.  Also included is the birthplace of St. John the Baptist and a few other areas we visited.
A Day with Mary to the Holy Land, part two

The picture displayed is of the Grotto of the Nativity of Our Lord.  The music on this little video is again from Eric Genuis.  Full screen viewing is recommended. Stayed tuned for Part Three which will begin at the Via Dolorosa.

Ave Maria!

Apr 29 – Homily – Fr Dominic: God First

Friday, April 29th, 2011
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Homily #110429 ( 06min) Play – We need to put God first in our lives – that’s whats wrong with the world.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Extraordinary Form: Feria VI infra octavam Paschae – Eduxit Eos Dominus
Readings:

Lesson: 1Peter 3:18-22
Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20

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From a Pilgrim: A Day with Mary to the Holy Land

Thursday, April 28th, 2011


Ave Maria!
The A Day with Mary apostolate just concluded a pilgrimage to the  Holy Land and this is one pilgrim’s set of images from that incredible journey.  This is Part One and is best viewed on a full screen.  Enjoy!

This picture is of the grotto of the Annunciation inside the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth.

Part one of pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Hail Mary, Full of Grace!

Ave Maria!

Apr 28 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Mary Magdalene Our Example

Thursday, April 28th, 2011
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Homily #110428 ( 05min) Play -

Ave Maria!

Mass: Extraordinary Form: Feria V infra octavam Paschae – Victricem Manum Tuum

Readings:

Lesson: Acts 8:26-40

Gospel: John 20:11-18

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Graces of Easter-tide

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Ave Maria Meditations

God, permit that after my death and burial with you, I may rise again to a new and completely spiri­tual life. I want this Easter-time to become both more “inte­rior” and more “exterior,” however paradoxical that may seem. I want to live in a more complete, intimate union with God. I want prayer to be the foundation of my spiritual life, my surest means of ministry, my best form of charity; my suffering, with my usual vol­untary mortifications, will also be the means I will use for doing some good for others and drawing near to the heart of God.

But exteriorly I will become, through God’s grace,more gentle, more loving, engaged always and exclu­sively with others, their pleasure, their good, and above all, their spiritual well-being. This in all simplic­ity, forgetting myself, and making of my entire spiri­tual life a life hidden in Jesus Christ.

And then I want more and more through prayer and my simple effort to establish in myself and man­ifest to others the joy, the holy, tender, unspeakable joy of Jesus. My immense weakness allows me to approach him only with great effort. He often makes me walk in darkness, on a dry path where the flow­ers of joy can scarcely grow. Yet my will to be his is stronger than ever, and he will accept, as a sacrifice of love, the gift of these struggles, these multiple sufferings.          

My spiritual isolation, the constant and painful injuries caused by those who are hostile or indiffer­ent, especially when they are near and dear to me, the sadness of feeling not up to the great work to be accomplished, the sufferings of my heart, the difficul­ties of my life, the misery of physical weakness: this is the rocky soil, my God, in which you will cause joy to grow. And out of all of this you will make, for many, salvation and graces of every kind; for me, expiation and holiness; for you, glory.

Mrs. Elisabeth Leseur

Apr 27 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Catching Big Fish

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
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Homily #110427 ( 04min) Play – Most of our converting work is going to be done by our example.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Extraordinary Form: Feria IV infra octavam Paschae – Venite
Readings:

Lesson: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19
Gospel: John 21:1-14

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Apr 26 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Peace Be To You

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
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Homily #110426 ( 07min) Play – How can we have peace in our hearts in a fallen world?
Ave Maria!
Mass: Extraordinary Form: Feria III infra octavam Pascae -  Aqua Sapientiae
Readings:

Lesson: Acts 13:16, 26-33
Gospel: Luke 24:36-47

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Video – Variety #132: Time Lapse Resurrection Scene 2011

Monday, April 25th, 2011
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Variety #132 – Resurrection Scene  ( 02min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Happy Easter from all the friars at Our Lady of Guadalupe Friary in Griswold, Connecticut!

Ave Maria!
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Apr 25 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Proclaiming the Truth

Monday, April 25th, 2011
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Homily #110425 ( 07min) Play – It is only in the Name of Jesus you will be healed and find salvation.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday of Easter Week – Ordinary Form
Readings:

1st Reading: Acts 2:14, 22-33
Responsorial Psalm: 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11
Gospel: Matthew 28:8-15

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Video – Face of Pro-Life #132: Keep Infants with Down Syndrome

Sunday, April 24th, 2011
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Face of Pro-Life #132 - Leticia Velasquez discuss the progress K.I.D.S. ( 30min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Corinn Dahm and Leticia Velasquez discuss the progress K.I.D.S. (Keep Infants with Down Syndrome), their participation in the 2011 March for Life. They cover the plight of kids with down syndrome and how they have a positive effect on parents and families. How they talked with Congressmen in DC, the story of Servant of God Dr. Legeune and his fight for children with Downs Syndrome.

Ave Maria!

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Easter Joy!

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

One Minute Meditation

Easter Prayer: 

Heavenly Father and God of mercy; we no longer look for Jesus among the dead; for He is alive and has become the Lord of life. From the waters of death You raise us with Him and renew Your gift of life within us. Increase in our minds and hearts the risen life we share with Christ, and help us to grow as Your people toward the fullness of eternal life. We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Apr 24 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: She Kept All These Things in Her Heart

Sunday, April 24th, 2011
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Homily #110424 ( 17min) Play – Jesus Christ is Risen – Alleluia!
Ave Maria!
Mass: Easter Sunday (Option 1) – Ordinary Form
Readings:

1st Reading: Acts 10:34, 37-43
Responsorial Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23
2nd Reading: Colossians 3:1-4
Gospel: John 20:1-9

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