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Archive for January, 2012

Famous Dream of St. John Bosco: The Two Pillars

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Ave Maria Meditations

January 31st: Feast of St. John Bosco

For sixty years St. John Bosco received remarkable dreams which were almost visions. Probably his best-known dream-vision was that of the Church like a ship taking refuge between two pillars in the sea. In May 1862 he shared his experience of this dream. He could see a very big ship in the sea which he understood as the Church. There were many smaller ships drawn up to do battle against the big ship, they were the enemies of the Church and persecutions. Two pillars or columns were protruding from the sea a little distant from each other. On the top of one was a statue of Our Lady with (more…)

Jan 31 – Homily – Fr Angelo: St. John Bosco Pastor of Souls

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
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Homily #120131 ( 10min) Play – Fr. Angelo preaches on how St. John Bosco, like Jesus, worked with people around him to help them in their everyday needs an so bring them closer to God. He mentions the three principles of his Preventative Education which this saint used to bring young people to conversion, Reason, Religion and Kindness.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. John Bosco – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday 4th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: 2sa 18:9-10, 14, 24-25, 30-19:3
Resp: psa 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: mar 5:21-43

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Video – Roving Reporter #130: Natalie Koch of Bethany Christian Services

Monday, January 30th, 2012
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At the Students for Life Conference, the day before the 2012 March for Life, Friar Roderic interviews Natalie Koch who explains the work she does at Bethany Christian Services, helping people in the process of adoption.

Ave Maria!

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Jan 30 – Homily – Fr Angelo: St. Hyacinth of Mariscotti

Monday, January 30th, 2012
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Homily #120130 ( 08min) Play – Fr. Angelo preaches on the life of St. Hyacinth of Mariscotti who lead a worldly life even after becoming a religious, but later had a change of heart to lead a penitential and humble life.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Hyacinth of Mariscotti – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2co 10:17-11:2
Resp: psa 45:11-12, 14-15, 16-17
Gsp: mat 16:24-27

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Video – Save Time, Adore the Eucharist – Dr. Miravalle: Mcasts152

Sunday, January 29th, 2012
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MaryCast Specials #152 ( 10min) Play – Dr. Mark Miravalle talks on the Eucharistic presence of Jesus Christ, True Son of God and true son of Mary. He explains that the best use of our time in our busy world is to spend time with Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration.

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

Ave Maria!

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Jan 29 – Homily – Fr Angelo: Authority of Christ

Sunday, January 29th, 2012
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Homily #120129 ( 21min) Play – Fr. Angelo preaches on the Gospel account of the exorcism of the demoniac at Capernaum where Jesus demonstrates His authority that was far greater than the scribes. Father explains how the source and nature of this higher authority rests on the divinity of Jesus and how this same authority is manifest today through the Magisterium that Christ established.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings:
1st: deu 18:15-20
Resp: psa 95:1-2, 6-7, 7-9
2nd: 1co 7:32-35
Gsp: mar 1:21-28

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Written Post – Fr George: Fourth Sunday after Epiphany 29 January 2012

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Fourth  Sunday after Epiphany

29 January 2012

 

“Why are you fearful, O you of little faith.” Mt. 8:26

Today’s gospel narrative about the storm that threatens Peter’s boat has always been a symbol of the Church being persecuted throughout history from within and without. God allows these difficulties to oppose the Church in order to draw out a greater good.  Fr. Gabriel in Divine Intimacy tells us, “Virtue and goodness are (more…)

A Prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas before Mass

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Ave Maria Meditations

Almighty and ever-living God, I approach the sacrament of Your only-begotten Son Our Lord Jesus Christ, I come sick to the doctor of life, unclean to the fountain of mercy, blind to the radiance of eternal light, and poor and needy to the Lord of heaven and earth.

Lord, in your great generosity, heal my sickness, wash away my defilement, enlighten my blindness, enrich my poverty, and clothe my nakedness. May I receive the bread of angels, the King of kings and Lord of lords, with humble reverence, with the purity and faith, the repentance and love, and the determined purpose that will help to bring me to salvation. May I receive the sacrament of the Lord’s Body and Blood, and its reality and power.

Kind God, may I receive the Body of Your only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, born from the womb of the Virgin Mary, and so be received into His mystical body and numbered among His members.

Loving Father, as on my earthly pilgrimage I now receive Your beloved Son under the veil of a sacrament, may I one day see him face to face in glory, who lives and reigns with You forever.  Amen.

- Saint Thomas Aquinas

 

 

Jan 28 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Peace, Be Still.

Saturday, January 28th, 2012
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Homily #120128 ( 03min) Play – We can certainly come to rest in Holy Mother Church because She is truly invincible.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Ordinary Form - St. Thomas Aquinas – Memorial 
Readings: Saturday 3rd Week of Ordinary Time

1st Reading: 2Samuel 12:1-7, 10-17
Responsorial Psalm: 51:12-13, 14-15, 16-17
Gosepl: Mark 4:35-41

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Video – Roving Reporter #128: Tessa Dale – ALL GIRLS ALLOWED

Friday, January 27th, 2012
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Roving Reporter #128 – 2012 Students for Life Conference ( 10min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

The mission of All Girls Allowed is to restore life, value, and dignity to girls and mothers, and to reveal the injustice of China’s One-Child Policy.  Since 1980, (more…)

Jan 27 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Preach the Gospel

Friday, January 27th, 2012
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Homily #120127 ( 05min) Play – We must be willing to go out and preach the Gospel to all creatures and God will reap the harvest.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Ordinary Form - St. Angela Merici – Optional Memorial 
Readings: Friday 3rd Week of Ordinary Time

1st Reading: 2Samuel 11:1-4, 5-10, 13-17
Responsorial Psalm: 51:3-4, 5-6, 6-7, 10-11
Gospel: Mark 4:26-34

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Video – Roving Reporter #127: Sr. Bethany Madonna – SISTERS of LIFE

Thursday, January 26th, 2012
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Roving Reporter #127 - 2012 Students for Life Conference ( 11min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

NOTE: I missed a “7″, in 1.877.777.1277 The Sisters of Life is a contemplative / active religious community of women founded in 1991 by John Cardinal O’Connor for the protection and enhancement of the sacredness of every human life. Like all religious communities, we take the three traditional vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. We also are consecrated under a special, fourth vow (more…)

Jan 26 – Sorry, No Homily Today

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Mass: Ordinary Form - Sts. Timothy and Titus – Memorial 
Readings: Thursday 3rd Week of Ordinary Time

1st Reading: 2Samuel 7:18-19, 24-29
Responsorial Psalm: 132:1-2, 3-5, 11, 12, 13-14
Gospel: Mark 4:21-25

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The Sin Against the Holy Spirit

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Ave Maria Meditations

Did you ever wonder about this passage: “Every one who speaks a word against the Son of man will be forgiven; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven(Lk12:10)?  St Mark, too, reports the Lord as saying that this blasphemy never has forgiveness and that one who offends in this way is guilty of an eternal sin.

St Matthew in his turn quotes these solemn words of Christ in a context that allows for a better understanding of their import. He relates that the people were astonished at Christ’s miracles, so much so that they wondered: Can this be the Son of David? Yet the Pharisees would not submit to the evidence of the many miracles performed before their very eyes. Their only explanation was to attribute Christ’s amazing signs, his divine works, to the agency of the devil. Such was the hardness of their hearts that they would not accept the obvious. It is only by Beelzebub, the prince of demons, they said, that this man casts out demons. Precisely here do we find the unpardonable nature of the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. They exclude the sources of pardon itself.  (more…)

Jan 25 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: The Conversion of St Paul

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
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Homily #120125 ( 09min) Play – Of ourselves we can do nothing, but with God we can do everything.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Ordinary Form –  Conversion of St. Paul – Feast 
Readings:

1st Reading: Acts 22:3-16
Responsorial Psalm: 117:1, 2
Gospel: Mark 16:15-18

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