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Virgin Mary teaches Catholics decisiveness: Pope | Business Standard

Monday, June 10th, 2013



Pope Francis 2013-03-14

Ave Maria!

I ran across this article on a business site from India as I was searching for things on the Virgin Mary. Yes, it was in the religious section, but it clearly focused on the practical, even business-like, motivational elements of the Pope’s thoughts that he posted on the Blessed Virgin Mary from his Twitter account, namely the fact that she can help us be decisive since she so quickly accepted the invitation to be the Mother of God and to go and help her cousin St. Elizabeth. In short, her strong faith helped her to act decisively and it can do so for everyone.

The appearance of this article here clearly shows how practical the Pope is and how good he is at showing the practicality of religion and even the more devotional forms. Combined with his use of modern means like Twitter and we begin to see a Pope with a true talent for connecting with people of our age and of all cultures and walks of life.

Vatican City, June 4 (IANS/AKI) Catholics should emulate the Virgin Mary’s ability to take decisions by trusting god, according to Pope Francis.

“Sometimes we know what we have to do, but we lack the courage to do it. Let us learn from Mary how to make decisions, trusting in the Lord,” Francis wrote on the microblogging website Twitter.

Six million people are now tracking Francis on his Twitter account @pontifex, published in nine tongues.

The Spanish version is reported to be the fastest-growing with over two million followers.

via Virgin Mary teaches Catholics decisiveness: Pope | Business Standard.

iPhone Ring Tone: The Angelus

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013


Ever wanted to have your own personalized ringtone on your iPhone and been frustrated to find that the maximum length of the ringtone that iTunes allows you to upload to your iPhone is 39 seconds?

I recently encountered this problem when I tried to upload an Angelus ringtone to my iphone.

Well I have found a clever “work around” for this – and please note: this is not “hacking” and it’s got nothing to do with “jailbreaking”, it’s simply a way to fool iTunes into uploading a longer than 39 seconds ringtone into your  iPhone.



Firstly we have to ensure that a couple of preferences are set correctly: (more…)

Fi News – FFI App Chosen as Finalist For About.com’s Best Catholic iOS App of 2013

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

f250t-2013Breviarium Meum has been chosen as one of five finalists in About.com’s 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards, in the category Best Catholic iOS App. Until March 19, you can cast your vote for our app here. You are permitted (and encouraged) to vote once a day (more precisely, 24 hours must pass between one vote and the next).

Breviarium Meum for iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad

Breviarium Meum Breviarium Meum allows you to pray the traditional (1962) Latin breviary of the Catholic Church wherever you go. Just pull out your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, select the hour to pray, and begin. You can download the texts up to a week in advance, so you can pray even when you don’t have a network connection. So if you’re on a mountain top making a retreat, or down in a valley to celebrate Mass in an isolated village, you can still keep up with the office, even if you left your printed breviary at home.

Are you unfamiliar with the old breviary? It’s a part of your heritage, and one that you have a right to know about and experience. As the instruction Universae Ecclesiae reaffirms, one goal of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum was to offer “to all the faithful the Roman Liturgy in the Usus Antiquior, considered as a precious treasure to be preserved” (8a).

This app is the easiest way to pray the breviary. It gives you all the texts in order, so you don’t have to flip back and forth as you would with a printed breviary. If the text is too small, you can make it bigger. If you don’t understand the Latin, you can display a parallel English translation.

Those more familiar with the breviary, and especially priests, will be pleased to see we’ve included a selection of prayers and blessings in Latin, such as are normally found in the appendix of a breviary.


JESUS: Photoshop Before and After

Thursday, December 1st, 2011



For a copy: http://airmaria.s3.amazonaws.com/_UPLOAD/Sacred Heart 5.jpg

From a Pilgrim: A Day with Mary to the Holy Land

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Ave Maria!
The A Day with Mary apostolate just concluded a pilgrimage to the  Holy Land and this is one pilgrim’s set of images from that incredible journey.  This is Part One and is best viewed on a full screen.  Enjoy!

This picture is of the grotto of the Annunciation inside the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth.

Part one of pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Hail Mary, Full of Grace!

Ave Maria!

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.



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…)

FiNews – AirMaria Computer Update

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Ave Maria!

airmaria-logo-complete.jpgWe are happy to announce that due to the generosity of our viewers we have raised enough money to buy the new computer for the homilies and it has been ordered. Deo Gratias!  This is not a moment too soon because we lost today’s homily due to the computer failing again. (Yes, we lost yesterday’s homily, as well, but that was due to operator error. Names are being withheld to protect the guilty! :)


This should serve Our Lord and Lady for years to come. May God reward our benefactors. Thanks again. Ave Maria!