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The Annunciation – Mary of Nazareth – RosaryCrawl – Snoring Scholar

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Ave Maria!

Continuing with the Rosary Crawl this one is the Annunciation from Sarah Reinhard at Snoring Scholar

This post is part of the Mary of Nazareth Blog Tour and Rosary Crawl.

First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation

“In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary” (Lk 1:26-27).

“The Annunciation to Mary inaugurates the ‘fullness of time’ (Gal 4:4), the time of the fulfillment of God’s promises and preparations” (CCC, 484).

via The Annunciation – Mary of Nazareth #RosaryCrawl – Snoring Scholar.

Oct 31 – Homily – Fr Matthias: The Dual Purpose of Law

Friday, October 31st, 2014
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Homily #141031n ( 05min) Play – In today’s Gospel, Father tells us it shows the dual purpose of God’s Laws: first, to show the majesty and glory of God, and, second, to benefit us, show us how to live, and lead us to God. The Pharisees missed these points, and insisted on legalistic observance of the Law while also constraining it to external acts. This is what St. Paul meant when he said, “The letter kills, but the spirit gives life. We need to understand that our world also has lost this understanding of God’s Laws, and it will only be convinced by seeing us live it out in joy, love, and self-sacrifice, and by that good example, come to know the goodness of God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday in the 30th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: phi 1:1-11
Resp: psa 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 14:1-6

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Oct 31 – Homily – Fr Benedict: Lk 14:1-6 Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

Friday, October 31st, 2014
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Homily #141031 ( 05min) Play –  A hallmark of false religion is a hardened heart towards the poor, those poor in material goods as well as those poor in their sins.  St. Paul provides a “recipe” for us to be immaculate, as Our Mother Mary is Immaculate.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday in the 30th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: phi 1:1-11
Resp: psa 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 14:1-6

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Oct 31 – Homily – Fr Alan: Becoming Hallowed

Friday, October 31st, 2014
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Homily #141031b ( 10min) Play – On All Hallows Eve, that is Halloween or the Eve of the Solemnity of All Saints Day, Fr. Alan points out all the pointers toward becoming saints contained in today’s readings. We must focus primarily on the need to ask for God’s grace and then to cooperate with that grace.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday in the 30th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: phi 1:1-11
Resp: psa 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 14:1-6

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Stuart’s Study: Mary of Nazareth Blog Tour/Rosary Crawl

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Ave Maria!

Continuing with the Rosary Crawl this one is the Presentation fromStuart Dunn at Stuart’s Study

From Stuart’s Study: Mary of Nazareth Blog Tour/Rosary Crawl Day 3.

MON DVD Mary of Nazareth    The Visitation    SpecialToday, I am pleased to be part of another blog tour, sponsored by Carmel Communications, which you can learn more about here. This one is for a wonderful movie being released (today in fact) by Ignatius Press, entitled Mary of Nazareth. In order to promote this beautiful film and companion book, Mary of Nazareth: The Life of Our Lady in Pictures, we on the blog tour are going to share with you a video clip that corresponds to a mystery of the Rosary, and either an interview, a review, or our own personal thoughts on Mary and the specific mystery. Today, I will be sharing with you my thoughts on The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, which is the Fourth Joyful Mystery. Before I share my reflections, let us first get our minds right by praying this decade of the Rosary. We will then view the clip, and I will provide a brief reflection on it.

More at Stuart’s Study: Mary of Nazareth Blog Tour/Rosary Crawl Day 3.
Fourth Joyful Mystery: The Presentation in the Temple

Fra Gabriel and Salve Regina Goes Viral

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Ave Maria!

Here is Fra Gabriel an FI friar whom many of you know. He traveled from Australia this year to Chicago to do this video with our friends at Spirit Juice. The accompanying music is the Salve Regina to which he does the vocals. As of this posting the video has racked up 16,000 views in about a week on YouTube!  I guess its “gone viral”. So it is destined for large numbers of views in the years ahead. Great job Fra Gabriel and Spirit Juice!!

You can also see him on these other videos:

Spirit Juice Limit Break on Youtube

On AirMaria:

Video – FI News #32: Friar Gabriel Skates Again

Video – Fra Gabriel – Skateboarding Down Under to Schubert’s Ave Maria!

Video – FiNews #53 – Skateboarding Habit

Video – Fi News #89: Blazing Friar

Video – Mission Down Under #2: Friar Gabriel – Perth skatepark

Wow! I didn’t know we had so many videos on Fra Gabriel’s skateboarding at AirMaria. Here is the new one from Spirit Juice:

via Salve Regina – YouTube.

Pray. Skate. Live.

Friar Gabriel of the Franciscan Immaculate not only preforms all of his own stunts but also sings his own songs too. All the tricks and vocals are done by Friar Gabriel. Original score by Sean Beeson. http://seanbeeson.com/

Friar Gabriel skated for 7 years as a teenager, but felt his vocation was religious life. He was prepared to abandon his passion for skateboarding to live a life of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience as Friars of the Immaculate. Six years after becoming Friars and having not skated, he was given obedience to obtain a skateboard and go to the skatepark once a week – to “preach the gospel at all times, when necessary, use words” as Saint Francis stated. Friar Gabriel explains that God has so many ways of using peoples talents to give Him glory. Skateboarding allows the Friars to help others see the compatibility of exercising the body as well as the soul.

http://spiritjuicefilms.com

 

See also:

Friar Spreads Gospel While Riding a Skateboard – Secular site that gives Friar Gabriel two rousing thumbs up.

Behind the Scenes – Salve Regina – the making of the video by Spirit Juice.

Oct 30 – Homily – Fr Joachim: We are the Household of God

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Homily #141030b ( 04min) Play – Fr. Joachim on how we are merely travelers in this world. Our true home is God’s Household in heaven in which we are called to dwell for all eternity.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday in the 30th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eph 6:10-20
Resp: psa 144:1, 2, 9-10
Gsp: luk 13:31-35

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Loving Jesus

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Ave Maria Meditations

Jesus is the most loving of lovable friends; there never was a friend like Him before, there never can be one to equal Him, because there is only one Jesus in the whole wide world and the vast expanse of Heaven; and that sweet and loving friend, that true lover of the holiest and purest love is my Jesus, mine alone and all mine. Every fibre of His divine nature is thrilling with love for me, every beat of His gentle Heart is a throb of intense affection for me, His sacred arms are round me, He draws me to His breast, He bends down with infinite tenderness over me, His child, for He knows I am all His and He is all mine.

O Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! who would not love You, who would not give their heart’s blood for You, if only once they realised the depth and the breadth and the realness of Your burning love? Why not then make every human heart a burning furnace of love for You, so that sin would become an impossibility, sacrifice a pleasure and a joy, virtue the longing of every soul, so that we should live for love, dream of love, breathe Your love, and at last die of a broken heart of love, pierced through and through with the shaft of love, the sweetest gift of God to man.
 
+Fr. Willie Doyle, SJ
WWI chaplain killed in the war

Oct 29 – Homily – Fr Benedict: “Will Many Be Saved?” Give the Rosary!

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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Homily #141029 ( 06min) Play – Today there is a widespread error among Catholics that the mere possibility of  being saved, for those who are in invincible ignorance of the Gospel of Christ, is, in fact, a probability that all will be saved.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday in the 30th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eph 6:1-9
Resp: psa 145:10-11, 12-13, 13-14
Gsp: luk 13:22-30

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Oct 29 – Homily – Fr Alan: Possibility not Probability

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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Homily #141029b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Alan on the Gospel message that only a few will be saved and that we must strive to enter the narrow gate. He says we must not focus so much on probability, as if it is a blind  lottery with a slim chance of winning, but rather on the need to strive to enter, knowing that is is difficult and thus needs effort, but is nevertheless possible. This effort should be focused on becoming humble and childlike in the eyes of God, asking for His grace which was won on the Cross, and this requires the greatest effort all.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday in the 30th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eph 6:1-9
Resp: psa 145:10-11, 12-13, 13-14
Gsp: luk 13:22-30

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Love is Repaid by Love Alone

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Ave Maria Meditations

The self-giving of Christ constitutes a pressing call for correspondence with that love: love is repaid with love. Man was created in the image and likeness of God. And God is Love. Therefore the heart of mean is made for love and he more he loves, the more he becomes identified with God; only when he loves can he become happy. And God wishes us to be happy, here on earth too. Man cannot live without love.
 
Personal holiness is not centered in the fight against sin but in love for Christ who shows Himself to us as being truly human, fully aware of everything about us. The love of God for me and of men for God is a love of mutual friendship. \And one of the specific characteristics of friendship is relationship. In order to love Our Lord it is necessary to know Him , to speak to Him. We get to know Him by meditation on His life in the Holy Gospels. In them He shows Himself to us as being endearingly human and very close to our life. We meet Him in prayer and in the Sacraments, especially in the Blessed Eucharist.
 
Meditation on the Most Sacred Humanity of Our Lord, especially when we read the Gospel and when we consider the Mysteries of the Rosary, constantly nourishes our love of God and constitutes a living teaching as to how we have to sanctify our day.

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Oct 28 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Apostolos

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
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Homily #141028n ( 04min) Play – Father comments on the Gospel of today, telling us that the word “Apostle” comes from the greek “apostolos” meaning “sent.” At Our Lord’s Ascension, He sent out the apostles to the world, and made them the 12 pillars on which the Church was founded. Although we know little of today’s apostles, we do know they preached the Gospel to the pagans, and testified to it with their lives. Like them, we must first come to know the Lord intimately, and then spread what we encounter there out to the rest of the world by our voices and our lives.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts Simon and Jude – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eph 2:19-22
Resp: psa 19:2-3, 4-5
Gsp: luk 6:12-16

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Oct 28 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Apostles of Christ

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
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Homily #141028b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joachim preaches on the life of the apostles Simon and Jude and the role of Apostles in proclaiming the Gospel of Christ, giving witness to Truth.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts Simon and Jude – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eph 2:19-22
Resp: psa 19:2-3, 4-5
Gsp: luk 6:12-16

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Oct 27 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Is Swearing a Sin?

Monday, October 27th, 2014
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Homily #141027 ( 04min) Play –  In today’s first reading, St. Paul exhorts us to avoid filthy speech and obscenities, which are out of place.  See also Sir. 23:13; Col. 3:8.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday in the 30th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eph 4:32-5:8
Resp: psa 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6
Gsp: luk 13:10-17

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Oct 26 – Homily – Fr Alan: The Old and the New

Monday, October 27th, 2014
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Homily #141026b ( 17min) Play – New remains hidden in the old. And the old is revealed in the new. Fr. Alan explains this in the context of today readings where Jesus responds to the Pharisees with, You shall love your God as … and your neighbor as yourself. These are all related by the analogy of faith where the Old Testament is related to the New and the justice of God is related to the love and mercy of God and the Love we should have for God is related to what we should have for our neighbor.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: exo 22:20-26
Resp: psa 18:2-3, 3-4, 47, 51
2nd: 1th 1:5-10
Gsp: mat 22:34-40

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