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Video – Latest News on AirMaria – FiNews 149

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Ave Maria!
Friar Roderic gives the latest news on AirMaria, where we are headed and our current needs. To find out how you can help, go to http://airmaria.com/donations

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A Pilgrim’s Ponderings – Reflections on the Way to Guadalupe « Archdiocese of Washington

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Ave Maria!

I thought this was an interesting article about Monsignor Pope’s pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe because right now as I type the AirMaria Crew is also headed to Our Lady or Guadalupe’s Shrine, not in Mexico, but in La Crosse, Wisconsin. We will be filming the Marian Symposium there this Saturday, Oct 12.

Symposium Theme: The Year of Faith, the New Evangelization, and Our Lady
Honored Speakers and Guests:
Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC - Director of the Association of Marian Helpers
Msgr. Charles M. Mangan - Director of the Office of the Marian Apostolate in the Diocese of Sioux Falls
Gloria Dodd - The Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute
Eric Genuis - Composer, virtuoso pianist, and acclaimed performer – a proven thrill to music lovers of both classical and contemporary music. (www.ericgenuis.com)

Below Article by Mons. Charles Pope

I am leading about twenty parishioners to Guadalupe Mexico for the next seven days. As I leave, the following thoughts go with me, some personal, some Ecclesial as well.

1. Elevation. Mexico city and its environs are at or near 5,000 feet. For this human being, the highest point in DC is my former parish (St Ann’s) at 410 feet! Surely, even with recent weight loss, I am in for some breathless climbs. Thus, I am expecting some humility lessons! I think I am strong, but the earth is bigger, and God is infinitely more glorious.

Thank you Lord, teach me humility through elevation and a few steep climbs. I left my asthma inhaler behind when I lost weight. One of the good bishops here in DC told me to bring it anyway, the air is thin. So, I bring it.

2. Evangelization – Our Lady’s appearance at Guadalupe to Juan Diego was a major break-through. Many attempts had been made by the Missionaries of that time toward  the indigenous peoples of Mexico. But the results were discouraging. A combination of fear, rooted in the bloody human sacrifice of the Aztec religion, plus the counter-sign of Spanish Conquerors which made the Christian religion seem no less cruel,. All of this combined to make converts to the Catholic faith a rare thing.

Enter our Lady and the supply of the miraculous Tilma, and within ten years nine to ten million Mexicans became Catholic. That’s 3000 converts a day, a Pentecost every day for ten years!

Yes, Our Lady is Evangelizer in Chief, she’s a Momma on the move, the Mother of

via A Pilgrim’s Ponderings – Reflections on the Way to Guadalupe « Archdiocese of Washington.

Comments Temporarily Closed

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Ave Maria!

Sorry, due to time constraints here at AirMaria the Comments will be temporarily closed. We will keep you posted.

FiNews – Donations Page Functioning

Monday, July 8th, 2013
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If you have tried to make a donation and had trouble using some features on our Donations Page, please try again. The page has been fixed.

We are making much progress on our new High Definition video system. We are trying to get it up to snuff for the Courage Conference at the end of July (25th-28th). Any donations would be appreciated for this. We are a few hundred dollars short of the funds needed. Any help will be appreciated and will help get it ready for all future videos.

We realize the content has been a bit spotty this month. It will continue to be so for the next few weeks but should pick up in August.

Also, we have made significant progress on closing the gap of the monthly fixed expenses verses the monthly donor subscriptions, thank you,  but could still use some more help there.

May God reward you for helping us with our evangelization efforts.

Ave Maria!

AirMaria is Six Years Old

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Ave Maria!

Today is the Annunciation when Our Lord became Incarnate in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It also the Anniversary of the official start of AirMaria six years ago. We hoped to put a video up today from our new studio about this and our future plans, but it just did not work out. Almost. Technical difficulties. We hope to have it up tomorrow. In a sense we are not late because the Annunciation will not be celebrated until after Easter due to Holy Week. So, we will use this as a cover. :) Keep us in your prayers.

Ave Maria!

Patriarch Bartholomew invites Pope to Jerusalem to celebrate historic…

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Ave Maria!

Pope Francis is busy spreading peace and goodwill (Pax et Bonum, as St. Francis would say) with our separated brethren, a theme dear to many of his predecessors, especially Benedict.

http://en.romereports.com The main leader of the Orthodox Church said he hopes they can meet in Jerusalem this year, to mark the 50th anniversary of the famous hug between their predecessors, Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras.

FiNews: AirMaria Really Needs Hard Drives

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

SOS HARD DRIVES

Ave Maria!

If anyone can help, please visit this link to send us more hard drives. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844 You can mail it to: AirMaria, 8212 West Hendricks Rd., Bloomington, IN. 47403 You can reach us by phone: 812 825 4742 You don’t have to like us to love us. :)

Ave Maria!

FiNews – AirMaria Update – Need Help

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

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Ave Maria!

I trust everyone has had a blessed Advent and are looking forward to some holy Christmas cheer.

A Great Year

2012

We at AirMaria have much to be thankful for the past year. As many of you already know, we have relocated our center of operation to our friary in Bloomington, Indiana at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center. You can see various video on the place here. We have a great support community here as well as some very highly developed facilities. There are many talks at the retreat center that give spiritual nourishment to the local community, including us friars. Not the least of these are the recent talks by Cardinal Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura. And, of course, we are now able to put this great material on the internet for all our viewers to benefit.

Global Production

We are also continuing to get videos from around the globe:

  • Our friary in Griswold, CT – Homilies and the Face of Pro-life
  • Our friary in England and the Day With Mary apostolate run by Claudio Lo Sterzo, which is starting to get into high gear.
  • Our friary in Perth, Australia
  • Our friary in Maine, NY.
  • Dr. Mark Miravalle in Ohio with his Marycast
  • We may even be getting material from Italy in the near future. ,
  • And then we have many conferences that we have recorded from our travels to other venues.

 

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FiNews: AirMaria is Relocating

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Ave Maria!

The AirMaria media apostolate is being relocated to the friary “Mother of the Redeemer” in Bloomington, IN. We’ll be moving the equipment in mid August but are in need of funds to cover the cost of renting a U Haul truck, gas, and tolls. Any one interested in donating can send a check to: AirMaria, 199 Colonel Brown Rd., Griswold, CT. 06351, or can make a donation by clicking here: http://airmaria.com/donations/

We estimate this will cost around $1359.00.

Ave Maria!

FiNews – AirMaria Reaches One Million Visits

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

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Ave Maria!

AirMaria has just reached One Million visits.  We actually don’t have a direct number of video views this translates to but even if there is only one view per visit then it is one million views. We seem to get as many views of our videos on AirMaria as on our account at Youtube so it is probably around 1.5 million especially since there are many more videos on AirMaria than on our Youtube channel.

On other sites we have racked up views as follows.

  • Youtube over 1.5 Million
  • GloriaTV no direct number  but over 3,ooo videos are uploaded with average views of 2000 per video is Six Million
  • Catholic Online we have 2,653 videos at an average of 2500 views long term is about 6.5 million views

That  is a total of 15.5 million views! Deo Gratias!

Please consider a donation to help keep us going with this very effective yet expensive apostolate. May God reward you for your support and and all your interest in our site. And come visit again soon!

 

AirMaria on the Road

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

CAR ACCIDENT

AirMaria is on the road in New Jersey. As we were heading southbound on the Garden State Parkway, two cars ahead of us collided, causing one car to go airborne before our eyes. One women crawled about 12ft away from her car and was in great pain. She had a rosary around her neck and one hanging in her car. Fr. Angelo gave her absolution.

FRIARY IN NEWARK

(L to R) Friar Augustine FI, Fr. Angelo FI, Fr. Glen CFR, Friar Roderic FI

Fr. Glen as always, told us to make ourselves at home so we cooked up some left-overs (rice and ham).

NEW GROTTO

A new grotto that Fr. Angelo will be blessing. Brian and Sue Mackewich (owners of grotto) have been good friends of ours for nearly 20yrs and have taught us much about media.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fi News – AirMaria iPad/iPhone Viewing Available

Monday, April 30th, 2012

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Ave Maria!

If you are using an iPad or iPhone you can now view videos directly on AirMaria without having to go to YouTube. Apple does not allow the Flash Player (which up till now was universally accepted) on their iOS devices like iPad so it requires some extra effort to get a site to play video on them (although all Android devices like Samsung and Droid can play Flash). Since iPad and iPhone are taking up more and more of the viewing share and even Adobe, who makes Flash, is abandoning it, we decided to make the effort to accommodate Apple mobile users. Currently about 75% of the our videos are viewable on iPad and the rest (generally our oldest ones) will be available soon.

So if you are on an iPad or iPhone just click on the view button normally and then look for the iPad button that you see to the right and click on it. On the other hand if you see the “No iPad” button that you see to the left then you are out of luck. Although, you will probably find it on YouTube.

Fi News – Fifth Year Anniversary of AirMaria

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Today is our Fifth Year Anniversary here at AirMaria since our official start on the Feast of the Annunciation in 2007.

We look forward to many more years of spreading Franciscan, Marian, Catholic  teaching and devotion. We will be giving an update of AirMaria events and future plans after Easter.

Thank you for all the help to make it all possible.

Deo Gratias!!

Fi News – Power is back

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Ave Maria!

The power is finally back at our friary here in Griswold. Deo Gratias! Our prayers go out to all who have not gotten their power back or have suffered more tragic losses. Even with our small problems here we now have a much greater appreciation for the wonders of electricity which we normally take for granted.

It was mighty hurricane Irene, one of the biggest hurricanes (if you count size alone) which knocked out our power.

But it was a little tiny mouse which prevented our standby generator from coming on. (more…)

FiNews – Air Maria Laid Low by Irene

Monday, August 29th, 2011

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Ave Maria!

We are out of power here at Air Maria after hurricane Irene came through and knocked out power to about half the residents in the state of Connecticut. Our town of Griswold and the surrounding towns have 100% power loss and it could be a full week before it is restored. No definitive estimate has been given.

In the meantime, we are trying to find power whenever we can, using inverters to get power from our cars. We may get tomorrows homily up but there will be none from today and yesterday. All other posting will be reduced as well.

We do have good sized generator and even got it running the night before in a fevered, pitch battle against time, but in the morning when the power went out, the generator started up but the switch gear failed to hook into the generator. So now we are waiting to get an electrician but these, of course, are hard to find when they are so busy restoring power. Our friary only has two days of stored water so hopefully we will back on line soon. Keep us in your prayers.  You will be in ours.

Ave Maria!