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Dedication of the Lateran Basilica FOUNTAIN OF ELIAS - November 9, 2015 ... feasts, and each diocese celebrates the anniversary of its cathedral's dedication. Every church consecrated with chrism and marked on its stone-work with twelve crosses has its anniversary. But today, all churches everywhere, even bare rooms in poor towns, or huts in tropical missionary lands, align themselves in prayer with the Church's church: "Grant that whosoever enters this temple to ask good things from thee may rejoice in the obtaining of all his petitions" (Collect). While we have one ...http://fountainofelias.blogspot.com/2009/11/dedication-of-lateran-basilica.html
November – A Time to Appreciate Our Connections With the Saints and Saints-To-Be REFLECTIONS AND RUMINATIONS - November 1, 2015 ... solemn way the remembrance of All Souls. The fundamental belief that we celebrate on that day is that the mercy of God is so rich that it allows for a place/moment/time of purification between the ending of this life and the full embracing of heaven's richness. Essentially, this is what Purgatory is. The Church is saying that ultimately, everybody is important to God, and many, if not most of our lives are lived with mixed intentions that come as a result of our tortured complexity. There are ...http://frlukefong.blogspot.com/2015/11/november-time-to-appreciate-our.html
St. Wenceslaus A CATHOLIC LIFE - September 28, 2015 ... public places, which she filled with heathens of whom the faithful had nothing to expect but cruelty. The nobles would not submit to this administration, and deposing Drahomira, placed Wenceslas on the throne, and bound themselves to him by an oath of allegiance. Drahomira, burning with rage when she perceived that the Christians were again protected by the pious Ludmilla, was determined to revenge herself. She sent some hired assassins who strangled her with her own veil, while she was at her ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/myST/~3/aXiwPLdFjIw/st-wenceslaus.html