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Announcement

40 Days for Life

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

As we begin this holy season of Lent, all round the world, there are 40 Days for Life efforts also beginning. Over the past few years, more than 8,000 babies have been saved from abortion that are known about.  This grass roots endeavor is changing minds and hearts all over the world!  Please think about being a part of your closest campaign.  To see the locations in the United States, please visit:

http://www.40daysforlife.com/location.html

Please consider being a part of this holy endeavor; lives and souls are at stake!

 

Its official: Saint Angela of Foligno!

Friday, October 11th, 2013

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has declared a new saint and advanced seven other causes for sainthood, the latter including a North American religious sister and two laymen. A statement, issued Friday by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, said the Pope has recognized the sainthood of Medieval mystic Blessed Angela da Foligno and “enrolled her” on the Church’s official “catalogue of saints”.

A laywoman and member of the Secular Franciscan Order, Blessed Angela was born in a well-to-do family in Foligno, Italy, circa 1248; she died on 4 January 1309. A wife, mother and widow, she lived a deep spiritual conversion in 1285. Attracted by the ideals of St. Francis of Assisi, she joined the Secular Franciscan Order six years later. Her visions were recorded by her spiritual director.

The statement says the Pope “extended  the liturgical cult in honor of Angela da Foligno to the Universal Church”, after having received a report from the prefect of the Congregation, Cardinal Angelo Amato, on 9 October.

In addition the heroic virtues of several others including two Franciscans have been recognized:

Amato Ronconi (c. 1226-1292), Italian layman, Secular Franciscan and founder of a hospice for the poor in Rimini, Italy

Sr. Maria Jane Wilson (1840-1916), Indian foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Victories.

read more at http://www.news.va/en/news/pope-declares-new-saint-advances-seven-causes

Australian Mission News

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

 

Br. Gabriel, Br. Adam, Br. Kenneth and Br. David

On 2 August, 2011, Solemnity of Our Lady Queen of the Angels, 4 young men  began the journey of their religious vocation as they became aspirants at the Marian Friary of Our Lady Help of Christians, Toodyay, WA, Australia. Pictured from left to right are: Br. Gabriel Pophillat (Singapore),  Br. Adam Waugh (Newcastle, NSW), Br. Kenneth Gan (Brisbane, QLD)  and Br. David Dono (Perth, WA).

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Marian Symposium – La Crosse, WI, Oct 15, 2011

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate
Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Vox Populi Mariae Mediatrici
present

Marian Symposium – La Crosse, WI.

Main celebrant for the Mass:

His Excellency

Most Rev. David L. Ricken

Bishop of Green Bay

Talks by:

Dr. Mark I. Miravalle

Franciscan University of Steubenville

President, Vox Populi Mariae Mediatrici

Fr. Angelo M. Geiger

Superior Delegate for the USA and Australia,

Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate

Fr. Dwight Campbell

Apostles of Jesus Christ, Priest & Victim

Mariologist

Sr. Rosalind Moss

Daughters of Mary, Mother of Our Hope

Apologist

And featuring the music of:

Randy Albright

 

Singer-songwriter

Attending the Symposium

If you’re ready to register, click here. If you’re unsure, you may want to see pictures from last year’s symposium or the one held in 2009. You can also watch some of the presentations from last year’s symposium on video.

Air Maria will be there!

New Bedford-based Catholic radio station to launch March 25 | The Anchor

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

New Bedford-based Catholic radio station to launch March 25 | The Anchor.

 

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By Kenneth J. Souza

Anchor Staff

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — After more than two years of planning, preparing and fund-raising, the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate based at Our Lady’s Chapel in downtown New Bedford are ready to launch the first-ever 24-hour Catholic radio station in the Fall River Diocese.

On Friday WPMW — also known as Radio CorMariae — will make its official debut at the 88.5 frequency on the FM dial.

Operated by the Franciscan Friars in collaboration with the congregation’s lay apostolate, the Mission of the Immaculate Mediatrix, the new Radio CorMariae has secured the necessary licensing from the Federal Communications Commission for what is known as a “micro-FM” radio station and will broadcast within a limited range from Westport to Fairhaven within the greater New Bedford area. (more…)

F.I. Ordinations in Florence on March 25th

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Announcements

Rinascimento Sacro has announced that, at 10:00 A.M. on March 25, 2010, H.E. Franc Cardinal Rode will offer Solemn Pontifical Mass and ordain 8 new priests for the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, in the Chiesa di Ognissanti in Florence.
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More information will be forthcoming, stay tuned! 
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A blessed Solemnity to one and all! Ave Maria!
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Divine Mercy Novena

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Ave Maria Meditations

DIVINE MERCY NOVENA begins on Good Friday

Divine Mercy

The Divine Mercy Novena

Divine Mercy Devotionals at EWTN

Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday. He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena, saving for the last day the most difficult intention of all, the lukewarm and indifferent of whom He said:

“These souls cause Me more suffering than any others; it was from such souls that My soul felt the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives. It was on their account that I said: ‘My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass Me by.’ The last hope of salvation for them is to flee to My Mercy.”

In her diary, St. Faustina wrote that Jesus told her:

“On each day of the novena you will bring to My heart a different group of souls and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy … On each day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My passion, for the graces for these souls.”

The different souls prayed for on each day of the novena are:

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Instruction “Dignitas personæ”

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Instruction Dignitas personæ

on some bioethical questions

 

Introduction

 

1. The dignity of a person must be recognized in every human being from conception to natural death. This fundamental principle expresses a great “yes” to human life and must be at the center of ethical reflection on biomedical research, which has an ever greater importance in today’s world. The Church’s Magisterium has frequently intervened to clarify and resolve moral questions in this area. The Instruction Donum vitae was particularly significant. And now, twenty years after its publication, it is appropriate to bring it up to date.


The teaching of Donum vitae remains completely valid, both with regard to the principles on which it is based and the moral evaluations which it expresses. However, new biomedical technologies which have been introduced in the critical area of human life and the family have given rise to further questions, in particular in the field of research on human embryos, the use of stem cells for therapeutic purposes, as well as in other areas of experimental medicine. These new questions require answers.

http://www.usccb.org/comm/Dignitaspersonae/Dignitas_Personae.pdf

Holy Father’s Prayer Intentions for December

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Pope Benedict’s Prayer Intentions for December

Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for December is: “That, faced by the growing expansion of the culture of violence and death, the Church may courageously promote the culture of life through all her apostolic and missionary activities”.

His mission intention is: “That, especially in mission countries, Christians may show through gestures of brotherliness that the Child born in the grotto in Bethlehem is the luminous Hope of the world”.

Eric Genuis to Appear on Life on the Rock – Tonite – Nov 20th 8pm ET

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Ave Maria!Eric Genuis

It has just been brought to our attention that composer and musician Eric Genuis will appear on Life on the Rock tonight on EWTN.  Eric has a wonderful and insightful philosophy on music that you and your family won’t want to miss – particularly older children who have been exposed to the music of today’s culture of death.  Not to mention – you definitely won’t want to miss his musical performance!

For those without cable, Life on the Rock streams live from the EWTN website – 8pm ET

Keyboard


Eric has been a good friend of AirMaria for several years now and we often use his music on our videos, with his permission of course!

November 20 – Life on the Rock
Eric Genuis
Music and the Human Experience
Ask Eric Genuis a question

Ave Maria!

FiNews – Pope Benedict XVI: Historical First Visit to the USA

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Ave Maria!

The following is a video posted on YouTube in which the Holy Father talks about his visit to the United States.

He should be stepping on the tarmac at 4pm today, so keep him in your prayers.

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Video – Dr Mark Miravalle – MaryCast Specials #2: MaryCast Update

Saturday, March 1st, 2008
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Marycast Specials #2 ( 08min) PlayDr Mark Miravalle gives us an update on current events concerning Our Lady and reponds to a question on The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces. This March 31st, The Feast of the Annunciation (Easter is so early this year that the Easter week has moved the proper liturgical celebration to March 31st) the World Rosary Crusade for the 5th Marian Dogma will be taking place. Listen to other exciting news on this episode of MaryCast Specials!

Ave Maria!

Audio (MP3)

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Petition to Beatify Venerable Pope Pius XII

Friday, November 9th, 2007

This petition comes courtesy of The Catholic League.

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Two national Catholic organizations, the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights and the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, are working in a joint effort to petition Pope Benedict XVI to expedite the cause for the beatification of Pope Pius XII.

It is our strongly held conviction that Pope Pius XII has been unfairly portrayed as someone who stood silent during the Holocaust. Indeed, we know of no world leader who did more to resist the Nazis and rescue Jews than this great man. To depict him otherwise is to slander him, and this is not something Catholics will ever accept.

Petition to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
for the Beatification of Ven. Pope Pius XII

Ven. Pius XII

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With profound respect and sincere devotion, We, the undersigned, humbly request that the cause for the beatification of Pope Pius XII proceed without delay. Pius XII’s virtuous life speaks for itself and is supported by an abundance of incontestable documentary evidence. The truth regarding his service to the Church and the World, as a diplomat and during his pontificate, prior to and through the World War II period, is also historically established. He has been the victim of an unjust smear campaign for fifty years. Now, however, overwhelming evidence has been amassed that proves beyond doubt that he labored without pause for peace, that he sought to assist in every way possible the victims of war, especially Jews, hundreds of thousands of whom were spared through his efforts, and that he constantly warned the world of the horrors of Nazism and Communism. We urge that you honor this holy and brave Pontiff at the soonest possible date.

Click here to sign the petition

FiNews – Pre-Registration for Conference Finished

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Ave Maria!

Currently preregistration for the conference is closed.? As to how many seats are available in the Church for registration at the door we will not know until later today. We will keep you posted.

Ave Maria!

FiNews – Fatima Devotions at La Salette Shrine, Attleboro, MA

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

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Ave Maria!

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, October 13, 2007

Wow! We have been so busy here in Griswold getting ready for the Behold Your Mother Coredemption Conference in Indiana (also on the 13th) that we forgot that our Third Order in New Bedford is putting on a Fatima Devotion at the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette in Attleboro, MA. They have been planning this for months, advertised widely and a huge turnout is expected. So come join the crowds to honor the 90th Anniversary of the Fatima apparitions.

The day will begin at 7:50 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. A DVD presentation, Crowning, Rosary Procession, Conference, Confessions, Holy Mass at 12:10 p.m., Eucharistic Procession, Benediction and Fatima Farewell are just some beautiful features of this day of thanksgiving to Our Lady.

Please bring a bag lunch. Coffee and cookies will be available.
If you can’t get to Portugal….come to La Salette and join the hundreds who will give thanks to Our Blessed Mother for her mediation as we pray for world peace… for more info…

contact: Maggie Sweeney 508-428-4527

National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette
947 Park St
Attleboro, MA 02703
(508) 222-0027
Get directions

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