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Christ Ascends Into Heaven and Sends the Promised Gift of the Spirit VERITATEM FACIENTES IN CARITATE. PROCLAIMING THE TRUTH IN LO - May 16, 2016 ... a Sunday celebration in the table of feasts. However, because of the scriptural basis of the Ascension taking place 40 days after the Resurrection, transferring "Ascension Thursday" to the following Sunday makes no sense. The uniqueness of the Ascension demands a unique celebration. Accommodating convenience is a poor reason for making decisions about Church practice. A better reason is facilitating a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Taking time out of our routine to honor significant ...http://proclaimthetruthinlove.blogspot.com/2016/05/christ-ascends-into-heaven-and-sends.html
Novena to St. Rita 5/13-5/21 BATTLE BEADS BLOG - May 13, 2016 Say the following prayer once a day for 9 days, beginning on May 13 and ending on May 21, the eve of the Feast of St. Rita. St. Rita is the patron saint against: abuse, infertility, loneliness, sickness, and hopeless and impossible causes. O holy protectress of those who art in greatest need, thou who shineth as a star of hope in the midst of darkness, blessed Saint Rita, bright mirror of God's grace, in patience and ...http://battlebeads.blogspot.com/2016/05/novena-to-st-rita-513-521.html
Saint Joseph: Strong and Silent CRISIS MAGAZINE - March 15, 2016 ... particular bullet, he reveals a most just and resolute heart. Indeed, in his readiness to serve the woman he loves, rather than expose her to the law, we see the grandeur of the man, his life seared with the memory of an ancient promise delivered to God's people, which he as a true son of David longs to see fulfilled. And who will shortly see, amid the most prosaic details of a perfectly ordinary life, hidden away all those years in Nazareth, all that had been promised by God between a Mother ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/mHjuW6CMPOs/saint-joseph-strong-and-silent
St. Polycarp: Man of Piety and Fortitude CATHOLIC FIRE - February 22, 2016 The saint of the day for February 23rd is St. Polycarp (69 A.D. - 155 A.D.), a disciple of the apostles, bishop of Smyrna, and a friend of St Ignatius of Antioch. He is one of the earliest Christians whose writings still survive. St. Polycarp is the patron saint against ear aches and dysentery. St. Polycarp was one of the immediate disciples of the Apostles, in particular St. John the Evangelist. He embraced Christianity very young and ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/02/st-polycarp-man-of-piety-and-fortitude.html