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Aug 16 – Homily – Fr Elias: Assumed and Crowned Queen

Saturday, August 16th, 2014
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Homily #140816b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias on how this time between the Assumption of Mary and her Queenship is the old octave that was dedicated to Mary and how these two feasts are connected since Mary was assumed into heaven and there crowned queen and this is because she is so closely united to Christ our King as his queen mother.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Stephen of Hungary – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday in the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 18:1-10, 13, 30-32
Resp: psa 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19
Gsp: mat 19:13-15

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Video – Tour of the Catechism #51 – Anointing of the Sick

Friday, August 15th, 2014
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- Part Two. The Celebration Of The Christian Mystery
- – Section One. The Sacramental Economy
- – - Chapter Two. The Sacraments Of Healing
- – - - Article 5. The Anointing Of The Sick
- – - – - I. Its Foundations in the Economy of Salvation
- – - – - II. Who Receives and Who Administers This Sacrament?
- – - – - III. How Is This Sacrament Celebrated?
- – - – - IV. The Effects of the Celebration of This Sacrament
- – - – - V. Viaticum, the Last Sacrament of the Christian
- – - – - In Brief

Ave Maria!

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Aug 15 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: The Assumption and the End of Man

Friday, August 15th, 2014
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Homily #140815n ( 05min) Play – Father Maximilian explains the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, and tells us that it points to our own destiny. Unlike Her, we are sinners, and we need to turn to Her for Her maternal prayers on our behalf. Let us offer Her everything we have, let Her ask anything from us, and then everything we have and do will be directed towards God, our final end.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 11:19, 12 1-6, 10
Resp: psa 45:10, 11, 12, 16
2nd: 1co 15:20-26
Gsp: luk 1:39-56

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Aug 15 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Assumed to be with Her Son

Friday, August 15th, 2014
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Homily #140815b ( 06min) Play - Fr. Joachim on how Mary was assumed into heaven in order to be with her Son as she was so close to Him on earth.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 11:19, 12 1-6, 10
Resp: psa 45:10, 11, 12, 16
2nd: 1co 15:20-26
Gsp: luk 1:39-56

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

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Ave Maria!

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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Video – Tour of the Catechism #50 – Indulgences and Penance

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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- Part Two. The Celebration Of The Christian Mystery
- – Section One. The Sacramental Economy
- – - Chapter Two. The Sacraments Of Healing
- – - - Article 4. The Sacrament Of Penance And Reconciliation
- – - – - X. Indulgences
- – - – - Xi. The Celebration of the Sacrament of Penance
- – - – - In Brief

Ave Maria!

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Aug 14 – Homily – Fr Matthias: St. Maximilian & Manly Marian Consecration

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Homily #140814n ( 10min) Play – On the Patronal Solemnity of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Father comments on the Marian Consecration taught and lived by St. Maximilian Kolbe. He reminds us of two things: firstly, Mary takes our consecration to Her seriously, and, secondly, once we make our consecration we will be expected to fulfill it, especially when it goes against our own will and self-love.  We don’t live poetry or sentimentality, to desire to “Live, work, suffer, and die for the Immaculate” is an illusion without daily application, virile commitment, heroic fidelity, and total self-sacrifice. Quoting from the “Book of Sanctification” of the Franciscans of the Immaculate, Father reads: “In the Marian Vow is found the most complete and radical offer of self to the Immaculate: She may demand “everything” from Her consecrated, ask any sacrifice and heroism, even that of being consumed as a victim of sacrifice and of immolating one’s life with the violent death of a martyr, after the example of the death of St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Maximilian Kolbe – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: wis 3:1-9
Resp: psa 116:10-17
2nd: 1jo 3:13-18
Gsp: joh 15:12-17

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Aug 14 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Maximilian of our Difficult Times

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Homily #140814b ( 16min) Play – Fr. Elias explains how St. Maximilian Kolbe is the patron saint of our difficult times as he  was labeled by Pope John Paul II. He used all the modern means to spread the faith and he lived a holy life while in Poland during the invasion by Nazi Germany and was even sent to the death camp Auschwitz where he offered his life for another prisoner.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Maximilian Kolbe – Solemnity - Form: OF
Readings: Thursday in the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 12:1-12
Resp: psa 78:56-57, 58-59, 61-62
Gsp: mat 18:21-19:1

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St. Maximilian: a Short Guide to a Holy Life

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Ave Maria Meditations

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In any case, those who on this earth have had a chance to taste in advance a little bit of heaven can get some idea of what it will be like. Now everyone can have this experience. All he needs to do is:
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1) Go to confession with sincerity, diligence, a deep sorrow for his sins and a firm resolve to amend his life. He will suddenly feel a peace and happiness compared with which all the fleeting, unworthy pleasures of this world are really an odious torment.
2) Let everyone seek to come and receive Jesus in the Holy Eucharist with proper preparation.
3) Let him never permit his soul to remain in sin, but let him purify it immediately.
4) Let him do his duty manfully.
5) Let him address humble and frequent prayers to God’s throne, especially through the hands of the Immaculate Virgin.
6) Let him welcome his brethren with a charitable heart, bearing for God’s sake the sufferings and difficulties of life.
7) Let him do good to all, even his enemies, solely for the love of God and not in order to be praised or even thanked by men.
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Then he will come to understand what it means to have a foretaste of paradise; and perhaps more than once he will find peace and joy even in poverty, suffering, disgrace, or illness.
 
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Video – Tour of the Catechism #49 – Reconciliation: Penitent, Minster, Effects

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

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- Part Two. The Celebration Of The Christian Mystery
- – Section One. The Sacramental Economy
- – - Chapter Two. The Sacraments Of Healing
- – - - Article 4. The Sacrament Of Penance And Reconciliation
- – - – - VII. The Acts of the Penitent
- – - – - VIII. The Minister of This Sacrament
- – - – - IX. The Effects of This Sacrament

Ave Maria!

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Aug 13 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Comments on Today’s Liturgy

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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Homily #140813n ( 05min) Play – Father Maximilian comments on the Gospel reading for today, and says some words about today’s saints. We are all called to be martyrs, which means witnesses, whether it be the red martyrdom of St. Pontian, Hippolytus, and the Christians suffering in Iraq, or the white martyrdom of daily fidelity to God’s will.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Pontian and Hippolytus – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 9:1-7; 10:18-22
Resp: psa 113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: mat 18:15-20

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Aug 13 – Homily – Fr Joachim: The Sign of the Cross

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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Homily #140813b ( 04min) Play – Fr. Joachim underscores the need to have the sign of the Cross in order to be counted among Jesus’ elect.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Pontian and Hippolytus – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 9:1-7; 10:18-22
Resp: psa 113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: mat 18:15-20

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Aug 12 – Homily – Fr Matthias: From the Good to the Better

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
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Homily #140812n ( 03min) Play – Father Mattias comments on the Collect prayer for St. Jane Francis de Chantal, and points out that she moved from vocations of less perfection to higher perfection, for it is a teaching of the Church that the religious life is objectively more perfect than married life, for it is an anticipation of heaven while still on earth. We must always seek out the most perfect thing we can, and we cannot turn back nor stay as we are in the spiritual life. Let us learn from St. Jane Francis, and move from what is good to what is better, and what is better to what is best.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Jane Frances de Chantal – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 2:8-3:4
Resp: psa 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131
Gsp: mat 18:1-5, 10, 12-14

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Video – Tour of the Catechism #48 – Penance and Reconciliation

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

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- Part Two. The Celebration Of The Christian Mystery
- – Section One. The Sacramental Economy
- – - Chapter Two. The Sacraments Of Healing
- – - - Article 4. The Sacrament Of Penance And Reconciliation
- – - – - VI. The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation

Ave Maria!

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Aug 12 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Who is the Greatest?

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
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Homily #140812b ( 08min) Play - Fr. Joachim on the life of St. Jane Frances de Chantal and how she was one of the greatest in the eyes of God since she loved him with a childlike heart and how this can be even greater in the eyes of God than physical martyrdom.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Jane Frances de Chantal – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 2:8-3:4
Resp: psa 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131
Gsp: mat 18:1-5, 10, 12-14

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