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Video – Variety #270: 2015 Corpus Christi Procession, Toodyay, Western Australia

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
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Ave Maria!

A video summary of the 2015 Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession through the streets of Toodyay, Western Australia.

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Variety #269 – Fra Solanus on the Arrival of the Passionist Order in England and Ireland

Monday, July 6th, 2015
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Variety #269 – Fra Solanus on the Arrival of the Passionist Order in England and Ireland ( 36min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Fra Solanus tells us about the arrival of the Passionist Order in England and Ireland in the years following the enactment of the Catholic Emancipation Act. The talk includes a brief sketch of the lives of four holy Passionists viz. Blessed Dominic Barberi, Ven. Ignatius Spencer, Fr. Paul Mary Pakenham and St. Charles of Mount Argus. There are also some gems of information which should be of interest to our Australian listeners – listen to find out! The programme closes with some Questions and Answers in the studio.

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Corpus Christi in Bloomington, Indiana

Thursday, June 18th, 2015
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This was the Corpus Christi procession which was conducted on the grounds of the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in 2015.

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Video – Variety #267: Fra Solanus talks about A Holy Jesuit of 20th Century Ireland – Fr. John Sullivan, S.J.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
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Variety #267 – Fra Solanus talks about A Holy Jesuit of 20th Century Ireland – Fr. John Sullivan, S.J. ( 26min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Fra Solanus gives us a short account of the life and works of Fr. John Sullivan, S.J. (1861-1933), who was recently declared Venerable by Pope Francis. Fr. Sullivan, born in Dublin, was a convert to the Faith. He was a saintly priest and was well-known, especially in County Kildare, for his gifts of healing and prophecy. You can visit his tomb in the Jesuit Church in Gardiner St., Dublin.

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Video – Variety #266: Fra Solanus talks about St. John Wall and the Penal Times

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
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Variety #266 – Fra Solanus talks about St. John Wall and the Penal Times ( 25min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

In this pilot episode of The History Programme, first broadcast on Gate of Heaven radio in Perth, Fra Solanus relates for us the story of the life and martyrdom of the English Franciscan martyr, St. John Wall. St. John Wall was one of the many innocent victims of the Titus Oates Plot, and was put to death in 1679. Fra Solanus also gives us a little background to the Penal Laws, including the Oath of Supremacy and the Oath of Allegiance.

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Video – Variety #265: Procession in honour of Our Lady of Fatima

Friday, May 8th, 2015
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Ave Maria!

An evening procession through the streets in honour of Our Lady of Fatima beginning and ending at the Basilica of St. Patrick in Fremantle, Western Australia.

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Video – He is Risen – Variety 264

Monday, April 6th, 2015
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This is  a Good Friday through Easter montage of video clips from the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center at Bloomington. The “Good Friday” clips are of the Way of the Cross here, but were filmed last fall during peak foliage on a day with a quite dramatic sky. The Easter scenes are from this Easter 2015. The Hymn is Iesu, Quadragenariae sung by our friars in Italy, followed by Alleluias from our sisters.

Iesu, Quadragenariae

English (in rhyme so not very close to the Latin)

O Jesus Christ, from Thee began
This healing for the soul for man,
By fasting sought, by fasting found
Through forty days of yearly round; (more…)

Video – Sledding – Variety 263 – Test Run

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
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Mt. St. Francis Hermitage in Upstate N.Y. has a very enjoyable hill for sledding, that the friars take advantage of during community recreation.

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Video – 40 Days for Life, Bloomington – Variety 262

Saturday, March 7th, 2015
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Monica Siefker gives a quick overview of Forty Days For Life prayer vigil in Bloomington, Indiana, including their schedule, the sacrifices being made (mostly enduring the cold!) and the news of the new mobile ultra sound unit to give moms a chance to see what (who) is inside them before it is too late.

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Video – Variety #260: Fr. Joseph Michael interviews James Cadman

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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Variety #260 – Fr. Joseph Michael interviews James Cadman ( 09min) >>> Play

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Fr. Joseph Michael interviews James Cadman on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, at the Shrine in Fatima, Portugal on 13 May 2014.

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Video – Variety 257: March for LIFE DC 2015: We Must Fight For Life

Saturday, January 31st, 2015
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The “March for Life” was a peaceful demonstration/rally held in Washington, D.C., on January 22, 2015. Here are mini interviews of some participants and footage from the March in the streets of our nation’s capital. Ave Maria!

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PHOTO POST: Photos for Today January 14th 2015

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Below are two photos I took today while on the road in Upstate New York.

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A reminder that there are people that spend their day in this weather, walking from block to block aimlessly, looked upon as an unpleasant obstacle up ahead on the side walk.

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Look closely. :)

Video – Variety #250: Friar Gabriel – Life of Union With Mary

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
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Friar Gabriel Mary gives 5 reasons for reading Life of Union with Mary by Fr. Emile Neubert. He explains how the book is unique, inspiring, a milestone in Marian Spirituality, and more.

This book has been reprinted by Academy of the Immaculate, and is intended for mass distribution. It sells for $8 each, $6 for 6 or more, $4 for 20 or more, and $3.20 by the box.

This book is available at AcademyOfTheImmaculate.com/life-of-union-with-mary-95.html both as a trade paperback and as an ebook (EPUB/Kindle).

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Video – Variety #249: Friar Gabriel – My Ideal

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Ave Maria!

Friar Gabriel Mary gives 5 reasons for reading My Ideal: Jesus, Son of Mary by Fr. Emile Neubert. He talks about how it was endorsed by St. Maximilian Kolbe, it resembles the Imitation of Christ, can be used as a 33 Day preparation for Total Consecration, and more.

This book has been reprinted by the Academy of the Immaculate in booklet form for mass distribution. It sells for $3 each, $2.25 for 6 or more, $1.50 for 20 or more, and $1.20 by the box.

Update: This book is now available at AcademyOfTheImmaculate.com/my-ideal.html both as a trade paperback and as an ebook (EPUB/Kindle).

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Video – Variety #248: Situation in Iraq with Chaldean Christians

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Variety #248 – Situation in Iraq with Chaldean Christians ( 40min) >>> Play

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Fr. Angelo Geiger makes a special guest appearance on Radio Gate of Heaven, a weekly program run by the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate in Perth, Australia. He speaks about the current situation in Iraq with the Chaldean Christians. The program concludes with a telephone interview with an Iraqi Catholic living in Sydney, Australia.

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