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Decrees of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - January 23, 2015 ... Italian foundress of the Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (1864-1937); MARTYRDOM - Servants of God Fidela (nee Dolores Oller Angelats) and two companions, Spanish professed nuns of the Institute of Sisters of St. Joseph, killed in hatred of the faith in Spain between 26 and 29 August 1936; - Servants of God Pio Heredia Zubia and seventeen companions, of the Trappists of Cantabria and the Cistercian nuns of the Congregation of St. Bernard, killed in hatred of the ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/01/decrees-of-congregation-for-causes-of.html
St. Pio Teaches AIRMARIA.COM - January 7, 2015 Ave Maria Meditations In the Boat with Jesus Whatever can I say in order to stop the multitude of your thoughts? Don't try, excessively, to heal your heart, as your efforts would only make it more infirm. Don't make too great an effort to overcome your temptations, as this violence would only make them stronger. Despise them and don't dwell on them too much. + Keep Jesus Crucified present to your imagination; in your arms and on your breast and, kissing his side, say a ...http://airmaria.com/2015/01/07/st-pio-teaches/
Christmas and Santa PRINTED AS PREACHED - December 25, 2014 ... one. It's his everyday clothes. Even though it is important that we wear special clothes to mark special occasions, to be a saint, to be holy - you have to go to "santa school". It is when parents pray together and with their children. The family at prayer is the family sanctified, made holy. Now, a word about where santa lives and why he lives there. There is one star in the sky that always points to where Santa lives. It's the North Star, the only star in the sky that does not move. It ...http://printedaspreached.blogspot.com/2014/12/christmas-and-santa.html
Ad Aeterna Tabernacula Festinare VULTUS CHRISTI - November 26, 2014 ... Collects There are two Collects for today's feast. The first alludes to the horrifying experience that caused Silvester to change his way of life and embrace the monastic state. In 1227, as a fifty year old canon of the cathedral of Osimo, he saw the decomposing body of a man who, in life, had been comely and strong. Silvester then said to himself: "What he was thou art, and what he is, thou shalt be." With that, he decided to withdraw into solitude. O most clement God, Who, when the holy ...http://vultus.stblogs.org/index.php/2014/11/ad-aeterna-tabernacula-festina/
Duty Before Holiness THE MARCO MINUTE - November 10, 2014 "Duty before everything else, even before what is holy." - Saint Padre Pio There is a mistaken notion that assumes that holiness consists of shirking duties for spiritual pursuits. This is a misplaced, romantic concept of holiness that attaining holiness means escape. It's also not consistent with what the Catholic faith teaches. The Catholic faith teaches that true holiness comes from the fulfillment of one's duty within their vocation. So if you're a priest, your path ...http://marcominute.blogspot.com/2014/11/duty-before-holiness.html
The Last Words of the Saints QUAECUMQUE - November 10, 2014 http://qcq.tumblr.com/post/102258057407
The Holy Face in Franciscan Spirituality VULTUS CHRISTI - October 4, 2014 ... Veronica Giuliani, and a multitude of other saints and mystics of the Seraphic Family. To my mind, however, the most telling indication of the centrality of the Holy Face to the Franciscan tradition is that the precious Holy Face of Manoppello , visited by Pope Benedict XVI on September 1, 2006, should remain entrusted to the humble sons of Saint Francis, the Capuchin Friars "of the Holy Face" who first received the sacred image in 1506. Saint Pio and Manoppello A significant ...http://vultus.stblogs.org/index.php/2014/10/the-holy-face-in-franciscan-sp/