Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Rev. Robert F. Dueweke, OSA
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
"My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will but as thou wilt" (Mt 26:39).
"My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?"
"Father, into Thy hands I commit my spirit" (Lk 23:46)
"It is finished" (Jn 19:30).
Jesus carried our sins in his own body on the cross so that we could die to sin and live in holiness; by His wounds we have been healed.
(1 Peter 2:24)
Here is the meaning of the Latin words on this card:
"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they are doing."
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Our Lady of Sorrows
Sorrowful Mary, be with us in our sorrows.
"Place your heart gently in Our Lord's wounds.
Have great confidence in His mercy for
He will never abandon you."
"Sorrowful Mother, comforter of the afflicted, pray for us!"
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Here is the meaning of the French words on this card ...
[At the top:]
"Holy Longings for First Communion"
[At the bottom:]
"Oh, how beautiful is Heaven! ...
"Speak no more of the pleasures of Earth.
"They promise me a pleasure still greater!
"It is to approach ... oh, how deep the mystery ...
"To feed upon God -- I, a poor child!"
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
"You, Mary, are God's best creation.
St. Bridget of Sweden
Here is the meaning of the French words on this card (which, I think, was received by a First Communicant) ...
"O Virgin without equal, most gentle of all creatures, grant that we may live in the innocence of this day,
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The original of this famous 19th century work was "Quasi Oliva Speciosa in Campis" by Niccolò Barabino. The title is taken from the book of Sirach and translates: "As a fair olive tree in the plains" (Sir 24:19). Our Lady is seated in a garden with the Child Jesus surrounded by olive branches and the Prince of Peace holds a branch.
Read about Our Lady of the Olives HERE.
".....the title "Our Lady of Olives" comes from the Bible and the symbolism of the Olive Tree in the Scriptures. Especially from the book of Sirach which speaks about Wisdom as a "fair olive tree in the field".
Taken from HERE.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
"The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude,
knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord." (CCC 1831)
"The fruits of the Spirit are perfections that the Holy Spirit forms in us as the first fruits of eternal glory. The tradition of the Church lists twelve of them: charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, chastity." (CCC 1832)
Monday, February 8, 2010
"Mater Amabilis" is Latin for "Lovable Mother." In the Litany of Loreto, it is rendered more freely as "Mother most amiable."
Translation courtesy of John.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
The year of the Priest started June 19, 2009 and ends June 19, 2010.
Are you praying for your priests? We need them and they need us.
PRAY FOR THEM.
“Do not be afraid to give your life to Christ! Nothing will ever replace the ministry of priests at the heart of the Church! Nothing will ever replace a Mass for the salvation of the world! Dear young and not so young who are listening to me, do not leave Christ's call unanswered.” — Pope Benedict XVI
"And all men are ready to pass judgment on the priest as if he was not a being clothed with flesh, or one who inherited a human nature."
St. John Chrysostom
Here is the meaning of the Latin words on this card ...
[At the top:]
"A Memorial of the Priestly Life"
[In the center, and below each of the vignettes showing events in the life of a priest, are words taken from a very old devotional work that was once used by clergymen:]
"O Priest, who are you?
"You are not from yourself, because you are from nothing.
"You are not directed toward yourself, because you are a mediator for men.
"You are not wed to yourself, because you are the spouse of the Church.
"You are not your own, because you are the servant of all.
"You are not yourself, because you are 'God' [when playing the role of Jesus in the Sacraments].
"Thus, you are nothing and yet everything."
[The words in Old English font, under the arches at the bottom, are the Latin translation of 1 Cor 4-1:]
"This is how a man should regard us: as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God."
Thank You to John for Translating.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
According to a legend, a mother came with her young son who had a fish bone lodged in his throat. At Blase’s command the child was able to cough up the bone. He was beheaded for not sacrifacing to pagan gods
Read about St. Blase HERE
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Here is the meaning of the French words on this card:
"Be praised, o most pious Virgin Mary, our gentle and loving Mother."