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Pope Saint Pius X: "Pope of the Blessed Sacrament" A YEAR OF PRAYER: 365 ROSARIES - August 21, 2015 "Holy Communion is the shortest and safest way to Heaven." Today, August 21, we celebrate the feast day of Pope Saint Pius X (1835-1914), Confessor, reformer, and the two hundred-fifty-ninth pope. Referred to as the "Pope of the Blessed Sacrament," Pope Pius X is perhaps remembered best for his encouragement of frequent reception of the Holy Eucharist, especially for children. He urged all Catholics to look to Our ...http://365rosaries.blogspot.com/2015/08/pope-saint-pius-x-pope-of-blessed.html
Pope St. Pius X: Pope of the Eucharist CATHOLIC FIRE - August 20, 2015 August 21st is the memorial of Pope St. Pius X (1835-1914), patron of communicants. Giuseppe Sarto was born June 2, 1835, the second of ten children born to a poor family in the village of Riese, Province of Treviso, near Venice. His mother, Margherita Sanson, was a seamstress. His father, Giovanni Sarto, who was a cobbler by trade, as well as the caretaker of the city hall and the town's postmaster, passed away when Giuseppe was 16. Giuseppe entered the seminary at the age ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/08/pope-st-pius-x-pope-of-eucharist.html
Rest on the Lord's Day Is the Key to Peace All Week and for the Whole of Life, Here and Hereafter MEETING CHRIST IN THE LITURGY - July 18, 2015 By Father Kevin M. Cusick "Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while." You know what it is to suffer. Think about all the reasons why you experience being restless, listless, unsatisfied, and wearied. All of these moments prove that peace is lacking. Have you begun to believe that there is no other way? That you must resign yourself to living this way? Have you given up on anything more for yourself in this world? I have ...http://mcitl.blogspot.com/2015/07/rest-on-lords-day-is-key-to-peace-all.html
Contemplation Before the Shroud and Mass in Piazza Vittorio VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - June 22, 2015 ... image tells us of Jesus, in an immediate way, before science can offer its version and before faith reveals that it is Jesus. All this does not mean that the Shroud is certainly the sheet brought by Joseph of Arimathea below the cross, but certainly anyone who looks at it will find that it immediately recalls this story". During the exposition of the Shroud in 1998, St. John Paul II affirmed: "The Shroud is also an image of human suffering, ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/06/contemplation-before-shroud-and-mass-in.html
The 100th Anniversary! May 31st. SISTER MARIE DE MANDAT-GRANCEY, DC, SERVANT OF GOD, FOUNDRES - May 21, 2015 ... comes to us. At Mary's House we go to her. She invites us into her home and heart; she welcomes us and being the perfect Mother she tends to us in the most perfect way. Sister Marie responded with a generous heart to God's call and because of her we now can visit this tiny jewel of the Church, a haven of peace in the world, where both Muslims and Christians pray side by side in peace as they honor Mary. Truly a cause for hope and joy. Thank you Sister Marie. ...http://srmarie-lorraine.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-100th-anniversary-may-31st.html
Novena to Our Lady, Help of Christians, Begins Today CATHOLIC FIRE - May 16, 2015 The novena to Our Lady Help of Christians begins today and ends on her feast day, May 24. FIRST DAY Hail, Star of the sea, Blessed Mother of God, ever fruitful Virgin, happy gate of heaven. PRAYER: O Virgin Most Holy, powerful help of Christians, I confidently appeal to the throne of your mercy. Hear the prayers of this poor sinner that begs your help, so I may always flee from sin and from the occasions of sin. Behold the first grace that ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/05/novena-to-our-lady-help-of-christians.html