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Tomorrow Night Is the Día De Las Velitas ALIENS IN THIS WORLD - December 6, 2014 Tomorrow is the Second Sunday of Advent. Monday is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation in the US and most of the Americas. It celebrates the dogma that Mary was preserved by God from having the stain of original sin, from the very moment of her conception by her parents. She thus became the New Eve, out of whose body would come Jesus, the New Adam. Legend has it that her parents, Anna and Joachim, were devout, old, and ...http://suburbanbanshee.wordpress.com/2014/12/06/tomorrow-night-is-the-dia-de-las-velitas/
Origin of Our Thanksgiving Day A CATHOLIC MOM IN HAWAII - November 27, 2014 Brother John M. Samaha, S.M. St. Paul urged us to give thanks to God always. Our forebears and our founding fathers, active Christians, often followed this sage counsel. And eventually our national day of Thanksgiving evolved. The very first Thanksgiving was celebrated on September 8, 1565, in what is now St. Augustine, Florida, by Spanish settlers and Timucua Indians. On that day the first Mass, an act of thanksgiving, ...http://hicatholicmom.blogspot.com/2014/11/origin-of-our-thanksgiving-day.html
Historic Cemetery Shows 'Continuity Between Life, Death' CNS BLOG - November 4, 2014 A view of St. Ignatius Church in Port Tobacco, Md., which is in the Washington Archdiocese. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) By Sarah McCarthy PORT TOBACCO, Md. –- Sitting on top of a hill overlooking the Port Tobacco River in southern Maryland, St. Ignatius Church stands out against a backdrop of colorful autumn trees and vacant farmland. The large red brick building, adorned by a white steeple, has occupied this spot for more than 200 ...http://cnsblog.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/historic-cemetery-shows-continuity-between-life-death/
Feast Days and Half Birthdays MARTIN FAMILY MOMENTS - October 2, 2014 Happy Feast of the Guardian Angels!! My mom instilled in us a love for our guardian angels. When she was a girl, she used to sit on only half of her seat to leave room for her guardian angel to sit. I always grew up knowing I had a strong protector by my side, and knowing that has helped me through so many times of feeling lonely or scared. When I go for a run outside, I pray that my Guardian Angel (who I named Gabriel as a child) makes his buff appearance visible if there ...http://martinfamilymoments.blogspot.com/2014/10/feast-days-and-half-birthdays.html
Celebrating the Archangels: 7 Things to Know and Share DA MIHI ANIMAS - September 29, 2014 The following comes from Jimmy Akin at NCR: September 29 th is the feast of St.s Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael—archangels. These are the only three angels whose names are mentioned in Scripture, and this is their day. Here are 7 things to know and share . . . 1) What is an archangel? The word "archangel" (Greek, archangelos) means "high-ranking angel"—the same way that "archbishop" means a high-ranking bishop. ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/09/celebrating-archangels-7-things-to-know.html
Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael A CATHOLIC MOM IN HAWAII - September 29, 2014 ... you, neither was their place found any more in heaven. And that apostate angel, transformed into an angel of darkness who still creeps about the earth to encompass our ruin, was cast headlong into the abyss together with his followers. But behold, that first enemy of mankind, and a murderer from the beginning, has regained his confidence. Changing himself into an angel of light, he goes about with the whole multitude of the wicked spirits to invade the earth and blot out the Name of God and of ...http://hicatholicmom.blogspot.com/2014/09/feast-of-archangels-michael-gabriel-and.html