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St. Paul of the Cross: Mystic, Priest, and Founder of the Passionists CATHOLIC FIRE - October 20, 2016 ... interior conversion and aspired to live a life of perfection. While still a layman, he left everything behind, including the offer of a good marriage as well as an inheritance left to him by an uncle who was a priest, to found the Passionists. In 1727, Paul and his brother, John, were ordained as priests by Pope Benedict XII and they founded the first Passionist monastery in the mountains above Genoa. While contemplation and prayer were at the very heart of Paul's life and the life of his new ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/10/st-paul-of-cross-mystic-priest-and.html
Friday Potpourri: When More Is Less ADAM'S ALE - August 26, 2016 ... Mass may be 80% of holiness, but the last 20% is what pushes everything over the top. Moving into Chapter III of the GIRM (and skipping over paragraphs until we get to 'THE FUNCTIONS OF THE PEOPLE" para 95 . When we celebrate the Mass, the congregation forms the People of God, "a royal nation, a holy priesthood, a people set apart" as the preface goes. During the Mass, all are to participate in the offering of the Holy Sacrifice. In this way, ...http://clevelandpriest.blogspot.com/2016/08/friday-potpourri-when-more-is-less.html
Why Go to Daily Mass? THY WILL BE DONE... - July 23, 2016 The Mass is the best means we have: 1. To render God the highest form of worship. 2. To thank Him for all His blessings. 3. To make reparation for all our sins. 4. To obtain all the blessings we desire. 5. To release souls from purgatory and to shorten our own time there. 6. To preserve us from all dangers to soul and body. 7. To be consoled at the hour of death, for at that moment their memory will be our greatest consolation. 8. To intercede for us at the Judgment Seat ...http://babystepsjmj.blogspot.com/2016/07/why-go-to-daily-mass.html
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN GLORIA OLIVAE - July 21, 2016 1. The Liturgy of the Mass. It is through the Liturgy that Holy Mother the Church teaches us the complete teachings of Jesus Christ. Every Sunday, from Advent up to Christ the King, all the truths of Divine Revelation are taught to us in the Liturgy, gradually, from what is easy going on to the more difficult teachings and instruction is complete by the Feast of Christ the King. In one LiturgicalYear, either A, B or C, any Catholic can learn the complete teachings ...http://odondecastro.blogspot.com/2016_07_01_archive.html#1284643395916264699
Novena to Our Lady of the Atonement ATONEMENTONLINE - July 1, 2016 ... the Novena. The following prayers are recommended to be said daily: ONE DECADE OF THE ROSARY (One Our Father, ten Hail Marys, one Glory be.) MEMORARE OF ST. BERNARD Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2016/07/novena-to-our-lady-of-atonement.html