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The Bicentennial Ordination Anniversary of St. John Vianney CRISIS MAGAZINE - August 10, 2015 ... One of our responses might include a reference to Acts 1:12-14 and the mystery of the Ascension of Our Lord. Our Blessed Lord gives His Apostles the great commission, tells them to return to Jerusalem, and to await the coming of the Holy Spirit. Nine days later the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles, which for posterity after Pentecost, was an inspiration to set aside a time of prayer in what became known some time later as a Novena (which derives from the Latin novem meaning nine). The ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/JOGmIdOY8ew/the-bicentennial-ordination-anniversary-of-st-john-vianney
Friday Potpourri: Oh! I Must Not Forget to Pick Up Milk After Mass ADAM'S ALE - August 7, 2015 ... everybody hears a direction when it is given them. Children, dogs, my Dad, all with selective hearing. Sometimes Catholic congregations are like this also. For example, say it is time for the "Collect," the opening prayer of the Mass. The priest says, "Let us pray." That is an instruction. It is not a cue for the Missal to be brought to him. It does not mean, "Let's get ready to pray the prayer in the book together." It means: Pray. The brief ...http://clevelandpriest.blogspot.com/2015/08/friday-potpourri-oh-i-must-not-forget.html
The Pope Offers Gifts to Our Lady of Copacabana, Patron of Bolivia VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - July 11, 2015 Vatican City, 11 July 2015 (VIS) – The Holy Father's last day in Bolivia began with Holy Mass celebrated in the chapel of the archbishop's residence in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, and his offering to Our Lady of Copacabana, patron of Bolivia, of the gifts given to him by President Evo Morales last Wednesday during their meeting in the presidential palace. "The President of the Nation, in a gesture of warmth, was so kind as to offer me two decorative honours on behalf of ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-pope-offers-gifts-to-our-lady-of.html
Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary CATHOLIC FIRE - June 12, 2015 ... of three rays of light coming from the Most Holy Trinity and entering the Immaculate Heart of Mary and then returning to God with great speed, to the Source from which they came. The rays represented Power, Wisdom and the Gifts bestowed upon Mary by the Most Holy Trinity. St. Bridget of Sweden (d. 1373) was told by Our Blessed Lord, "the Heart of my Mother was like mine. Therefore I can affirm that we worked together for the salvation of the world. I, by the sufferings endured by My Body, She ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/06/feast-of-immaculate-heart-of-mary.html