Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
"Christ saved men not with thunder and lightning,
Polish words at top say "Happy Holy Days of God's Birth" (probably referring to the "Twelve Days of Christmas" (through Epiphany).
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Feast of the Holy Family supersedes the Feast of the Holy Innocents when the date falls on a Sunday.
Feast of the Holy Family calls us to commemorate the life of Jesus, Mary and Joseph and to model our family life after theirs.
Joseph provided, Mary took care of the family in her
home and would have taught Jesus Scriptures and prayers of their people.
Make of your home a family church in which to find sanctification. Put Christ at the center of all individual and family life by working and praying together, reading Scriptures and worshiping as a unit.
.....parts taken fromwww.aquinasandmore
Saturday, December 27, 2008
FEAST OF ST. JOHN,
"We have come to know and to believe
(1 John 4:16).
Read about St. John the Apostle
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Prayers are being made for you
Wishing all who come
Hugs to all,
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
The Latin words on this card mean the following:
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Are you ready for God,
the almighty, all-perfect, all-knowing?
Are you prepared for HIM to come?
Is there anything that should be
"cleaned up" in your life
to prepare for His coming?
from Creative Communications "Prepared?"
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
As we welcome the coming of the Lord into our hearts and our homes, let us be prepared for the joy of Emmanuel, God with us."
from WAKE UP TO JOY, Mark Neilsen
Thursday, December 18, 2008
from the writings of Henri Nouwen
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
and the manger this Advent,
let's also turn our gaze
to the final home
He has prepared for us
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Three words for the Third Week of Advent
Happy, Hopeful, Anticipation
Feast of St. John of the Cross
"In the dark night of the soul, bright flows the river of God"
St. John of the Cross
Read about St. John of the Cross
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Lucy's feast is celebrated during the season of Advent, when we wait for the coming of Christ our Light.
Read about St. Lucy
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Often we limit ourselves to visiting the child Jesus in the decorated crib in the church and forget the Christ who is amidst the poor and hungry. This Advent, let's come out of our narrow worlds and meet Christ in our life situations.
German words mean:
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Words spoken to Juan Diego from the Blessed Virgin Mary
Read St. Diego's instructions from Mary regarding her wishes here
Monday, December 8, 2008
We firmly believe that Mary was shielded from all stain of sin by the the grace of God.
She was the first tabernacle to hold the body of Christ.
The Immaculate Conception
Latin words mean, "A New Star, the Immaculate Virgin."
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
St. Nicholas was known for his charity. Let us look closer at our thoughts regarding material goods in this Christmas season and find ways to share more with those in real need.
There is a legend that St. Nicholas raised three children from the dead who had been killed and put into a barrel, and thus became the patron saint of children. Legend grew so that he became associated with helping and loving children, and this also contributed to the legend of Santa Claus.
Read more about St. Nicholas.
Here is a translation of the French words on the front of today's St. Nicholas card:[The hanging sign says, "Butcher Shop"]
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
[At the top:] The Imitation of Jesus Christ, or the Three Degrees of Perfect Conformity.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
St. Francis Xavier
Read about St. Francis Xavier
St. Francis Xavier - Friend of Children
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Oh, God, when I have food,
Samuel F. Pugh
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Translation at the top: "God is stern only toward the ungrateful."At the bottom: "Bless my love, which has protected you. ... And see how these souls are to be pitied. ... They do not even know that they have a heart capable of loving their God!"
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Above taken from Saint of the Day
Read about St. Cecilia
This particular series of holy cards, called "Cielo", features an art form where only the main character is in color. The background behind the main person is all in black and white.
Friday, November 21, 2008
"Tradition tells us that the Blessed Virgin Mary was vowed to God by her parents, St. Joachim and St. Ann, and taken by them to the temple when she was three years old
PRAYER.......Today we celebrate the glorious memory of the most holy Virgin Mary. Grant, Lord, that through her intercession we too may receive many graces from Your superabundant bounty. Amen "
From......"Lives of the Saints"
Read about The Presentation
Translation - French words:
"THE PRESENTATION OF MARY AT THE TEMPLE. Mary heard the voice of her Well-Beloved. She understood that He wanted her for Himself and, obedient to His voice, she came to dedicate herself to Him without reserve."
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
"I have never heard a confession
quotes from Father John Corapi, SOLT
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
And with her help, you will reach your heavenly goal."
St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Monday, November 17, 2008
The following comes from Janette. Thank you. It's just too precious not to pass on.
St Elizabeth of Hungary, when she was a little girl and used to play about the palace with her companions, would always pick a spot near the chapel so that every now and then, without being noticed, she might stop by the chapel door, kiss the lock, and say to Jesus, "My Jesus, I am playing, but I am not forgetting You. Bless me and my companions. Goodbye."