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  • Can There Have Been Two Annunciations?

    04/03/2016 11:21:34 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | April 2, 2016 | Ralph Sidway
    In addition to being Good Friday for Western Christians, last Friday was March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation of the Archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, recounted in the Gospel according to Luke (1:24-38). This event is pivotal, marking the beginning of the Incarnation and God’s plan of salvation. From Luke’s Gospel: Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And having come in, the angel said...
  • Catholic Caucus: Unveiling the Beauty of Our Lady of Help

    03/21/2016 5:20:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies
    Knights of Columbus ^ | 12/1/2013 | Pietro Zander
    Unveiling the Beauty of Our Lady of Help  The Madonna del Soccorso, a revered fresco that is considered the preeminent Marian icon in St. Peter’s Basilica, is pictured before and after its restoration. (photos by M. Falcioni, Fabbrica di San Pietro) During the Year of Faith, following the February restoration of the Vatican’s Madonna of the Column, the Knights of Columbus was proud to support a sister initiative to refurbish the most important and beloved image of Mary in St. Peter’s Basilica. Situated above the altar of the Gregorian Chapel, the freshly unveiled Madonna del Soccorso (Our Lady of Help)...
  • The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    01/18/2015 8:33:58 AM PST · by ADSUM · 316 replies
    The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary CUF Issue: What does the Church teach concerning the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary? Response: The teaching is aptly summarized in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 974: The Most Blessed Virgin Mary, when the course of her earthly life was completed, was taken up [“assumed”] body and soul into the glory of heaven, where she already shares in the glory of her Son’s Resurrection, anticipating the resurrection of all members of His Body.
  • The Immaculate Conception: 8 things to know and share . . .

    12/08/2014 2:32:24 PM PST · by NYer · 103 replies ^ | December 8, 2014 | Jimmy Akin
    December 8th is the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.It celebrates an important point of Catholic teaching, and in most years it is a holy day of obligation.Here are 8 things you need to know about the teaching and the way we celebrate it. 1. Who does the Immaculate Conception refer to? There’s a popular idea that it refers to Jesus’ conception by the Virgin Mary.It doesn’t.Instead, it refers to the special way in which the Virgin Mary herself was conceived.This conception was not virginal. (That is, she had a human father as well as a human mother.) But it was special...
  • Mary Leading the March for Life [Catholic Caucus]

    01/22/2014 5:57:46 AM PST · by mlizzy · 13 replies
    The Gregorian Blog ^ | 1-20-14 | Tom Hoopes
    Students say it is no coincidence that Benedictine College was chosen to lead the March for Life in the year of its consecration. “I think Mary has definitely had a hand in us taking eight buses and the overall success of our trip to the March for Life,” said Kathryn Brown, the college’s Ravens Respect Life student coordinator. The signs of Mary’s involvement are everywhere, she said. Taking a quarter of the student population more than 1,000 miles is expensive, but Kathryn  said she got a call over Christmas break from the college’s advancement office that they had found...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] In the Midst of Much Blood God extended a Rose. A Meditation on Guadalupe…

    12/13/2013 2:17:11 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12/12/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Reflecting on this evening of the great feast of our Lady of Guadalupe, I am mindful of the first reading we had today from the book of Revelation the 12th chapter. A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth. Then another sign appeared in the sky; it was a huge red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on its heads were seven diadems....
  • On Mary's Maternal Presence at Pentecost (Catholic Caucus)

    05/24/2010 11:43:11 AM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies · 318+ views
    zenit ^ | MAY 30, 2004
    Pentecost marks a time when Mary's presence is of singular importance, says a specialist in Marian studies.  In this interview with ZENIT, Discalced Carmelite Father Jesús Castellano Cervera, who is also a consultor for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, elaborated on the Blessed Virgin's presence at the arrival of the Holy Spirit. Q: The time we are now living is the conclusion of Eastertide and of the month of May. Is it of special Marian relevance? Father Castellano Cervera: I think the time extending from the Ascension to Pentecost is a particularly Marian time.  The fact emphasized...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] The 40th anniversary of Humanae Vitae

    05/25/2010 6:55:01 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 4 replies · 135+ views
    StudiO'brien ^ | 1-1-09 | Michael D. O'Brien
    This summer marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae. It is hard to believe that so many years have passed, more than a generation. How swiftly it has gone, and how changed is the face of our world. Let us not blame war or economic trouble or abortion for the current state of the world, for this would be to blame symptoms and ignore the source of the disease. It is, in fact, contraception that is destroying Western civilization. In many of the documents of Vatican II and in subsequent papal encyclicals, the...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] The 3:30 Beads!

    05/14/2010 10:11:57 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 77 replies · 1,017+ views
    Vanity ^ | 5-14-10 | MLizzy
    The 3:30 Beads A few days back, on May 10, Irisshlass commented to me; Maybe we Catholics here can form a prayer group and at a certain hour of the day or night, we all say our rosaries in our home. Even though we are not together we are in heart ... Although I am not a speck Irish, my husband's roots (he's a "Grogan-O'Toole") have worn off on me a bit, and I could hardly think of denyin' the suggestion of an "Irisshlass." So without further ado[s], here are the "rules." Join us in saying a Rosary every day...
  • Beginning Our Lady's Month [Catholic Caucus]

    05/01/2010 1:48:22 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 2 replies · 183+ views
    Vultus Christi ^ | 5-01-10 | Fr. Mark Kirby
    For the first day of the month of Mary, ponder this beautiful passage from the Sermon of Saint Germanus on the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God. I have added a few comments in italics. Just as Our Lady was in communion with heaven during her life on earth, so too is she in communion with the earth -- that is, with her children in this valley tears -- from her place in the glory of heaven. Saint Germanus says that Our Lady continues to communicate with us spiritually. Could it ever happen, most holy Mother of God, that...
  • Mary: Holy Mother

    06/18/2009 4:26:48 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 99 replies · 1,348+ views
    Catholic Pages ^ | 6/18/09 | Scott Hahn
    As you probably know, this is our third installment in a series of five sessions that we are spending together discussing how to answer common objections, questions regarding key tenets that are distinctive to the Catholic Church. We have focused upon the Pope and yesterday we looked at purgatory. This morning we want to focus on Mary and the Marian doctrines and devotions of the Catholic Church to see where in scripture do we see, not necessarily logical demonstrations that are brought forth from proof texts that kind of force the mind against the will to give in and...
  • Mary is contrary in politically correct year - (Christmas song about Mary deemed ‘too religious’)

    12/27/2007 8:49:24 AM PST · by NYer · 38 replies · 200+ views
    Telegraph ^ | December 27, 2007 | Laura Clout
    For decades, children have enjoyed singing about the little donkey which is said to have carried the pregnant Mary to Bethlehem.   The calendar features Lord Nelson forced to wear a life jacket But one group of young singers was ordered to change the traditional lyrics of the Christmas song - because they were said to be "too religious".Instead of "Little donkey, carry Mary safely on her way", the youngsters were told to sing "carry Lucy" for fear of offending non-Christians. The incident, at the school's Christmas concert, appears on a new calendar alongside 11 other examples of extreme political...
  • Scott Hahn on Our Lady

    01/17/2007 1:57:52 PM PST · by stfassisi · 25 replies · 737+ views
    Scott Hahn on Our Lady The following is the transcript of Scott Hahn's audio and video tape presentation, "Mary: Holy Mother" as it appears in the "Catholic Adult Education on Video Program" with Scott and Kimberly Hahn. This morning we want to focus on Mary and the Marian doctrines and devotions of the Catholic Church to see where in scripture do we see, not necessarily logical demonstrations that are brought forth from proof texts that kind of force the mind against the will to give in and to acquiesce in these beliefs, but where do we find in scripture the...
  • Mary, the Blessed Virgin(History)

    12/15/2006 10:21:08 AM PST · by stfassisi · 38 replies · 775+ views
    Mary, the Blessed Virgin by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. Mary, the Blessed Virgin, mother of Jesus Christ and, according to Roman Catholic theology, the greatest of the Christian saints. The title “Mary” occurs only once in the Old Testament as the name of Moses’ sister (Exodus 15:20). Its etymology has been variously traced to mean beautiful, bitter, rebellion, illuminatrix, lady, and beloved of God. Scholars prefer the last meaning, derived from the Egyptian, which may be explained by the four centuries’ sojourn of the Israelites in Egypt. Life. The Gospel account of Mary's life begins with the appearance of...
  • Shalom lakh Miryam

    12/19/2006 5:53:14 PM PST · by Teófilo · 21 replies · 555+ views
    Folks, recently I was perusing some publications stored in the Association of Hebrew Catholic's website, when I stumbled upon the Hail Mary in Hebrew. As I read through the transliteration I was struck by its inner rhythm and coherence. It's poetic and beautiful. It is, in fact, probably as close as we are going to get to what the Archangel Gabriel actually said to the Blessed Mother – provided he didn't speak to her in Aramaic, which he probably did. Here's the prayer in Hebrew: Here's the transliteration:Shalom lakh Miryam habtulah hakdoshah m'leah khesed. Elohim imekh. At m'vorekhet beyn kol...
  • Heaven's Key To Peace (Video on line)

    09/30/2006 12:05:59 PM PDT · by murphE · 11 replies · 998+ views
    WATCH THE VIDEO HERE A Message from Heaven Gave us the Only Key to World Peace The message was confirmed by the stupendous Miracle of the Sun witnessed by 70,000 people. God performed this miracle so that we would believe the Message and act on it before it is too late. Otherwise "various nations will be annihilated", perhaps even our own. At Fatima Pope John Paul II warned of the "almost apocalyptic menaces looming over the nations." Since then wars, terrorist attacks, earthquakes, tsunamis, the threat of global pandemics, and Russia's deployment of new "defense-proof" nuclear missiles have only...
  • Mary: The Ark of the New Covenant

    02/26/2006 11:29:18 AM PST · by NYer · 69 replies · 2,016+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | February 24, 2006 | Steve Ray
    Why do Catholics call Mary the Ark of the New Covenant? Answering that question will take us on a journey through the Old and New Testaments.For example, Luke wove some marvelous things into his Gospel that only a knowledgeable Jew would have understood — a Jew who knew Jewish Scripture and had eyes to see and ears to hear. One of the things he would have understood is typology. So what is typology? We all know that the Old Testament is full of stories, people, and historical events. A type is a person, thing, or event in the Old Testament...
  • "Who Are You, Immaculate Conception?"

    12/07/2005 12:17:56 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 23 replies · 950+ views
    Lourdes Magazine ^ | December 2004 | Fr André Cabes
    Who Are You, Immaculate Conception?Mary, mother of GodFr. [now Saint Maximilian] Kolbe asked this question during a meditation on February 17 1941, the same day he was arrested, just before he left for the concentration camp at Auschwitz, where he would die on August 15. Immaculate Conception : these very words crossed the lips of the Immaculate herself. So they must show just how important they were in describing who she is. Fr Kolbe remembered Mary’s declaration to Bernadette on March 25 1858. Fr Peyramale, the parish priest of Lourdes, had been astonished by the name Our Lady gave to...
  • THE MIRACLE OF THE SUN - This Day in History - October 13, 1917

    10/13/2005 8:47:06 PM PDT · by murphE · 5 replies · 390+ views
      The Miracle of The Sun   October 13, 1917(1) Here are briefly the facts; starting from the day after the events, by a reporter who cannotpossibly be accused of partiality in this matter and for a good reason! We refer to Avelino deAlmeida, the chief editor of "O Seculo," the large "liberal" anticlerical and masonic daily ofLisbon. He writes, "From the road, where the carriages were crowded together and where hundreds of persons hadstayed for want of sufficient courage to advance across the muddy ground, we saw the hugecrowd turn towards the sun which appeared at its zenith,...
  • Protest immodest blasphemy against the Blessed Virgin Mary

    10/10/2005 8:14:31 PM PDT · by Diago · 52 replies · 967+ views pass on this message to others.Protest immodest blasphemy against the Blessed Virgin Mary. Please submit a short, to the point communication (such as "Remove the immodest statue portraying the Blessed Virgin Mary in a translucent gown from Church of the Resurrection parish in Solon, Ohio"). E-mail, call, fax or write: Bishop Anthony Pilla Diocese of Cleveland 1027 Superior Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44114 Phone (216) 696-6525 / (800) 869-6525 FAX (216) 696-6547 "Bishop Anthony Pilla" <> To see a sample letter, eitherclick here, orright click here. and "Save Target As …" a file you can find. Open in Word, WordPerfect,...
  • Pilgrims flock to Sterling Heights home to see Virgin Mary's bowed head, photos.

    10/04/2005 6:07:45 AM PDT · by devoted · 24 replies · 3,216+ views
    The Macomb Daily News ^ | October 1, 2005 | Gordon Wilczynski
    Miraculous? Pilgrims flock to Sterling Heights home to see Virgin Mary's bowed head, photos. PUBLISHED: October 1, 2005 By Gordon Wilczynski Macomb Daily staff Writer Macomb Daily staff photo by Craig Gaffield Pilgrims come to see a statue of the Virgin Mary on the front lawn of a Sterling Heights home Friday. The unexpected death of a beloved Sterling Heights man has triggered what some people are calling a religious miracle, attracting hundreds of visitors in recent weeks. The family of the deceased believes the death of Ghassan Pattah, 39, on Aug. 29, has spawned a spiritual message from the...
  • Mother Russia now sees more abortions than babies born

    09/27/2005 6:31:09 PM PDT · by murphE · 8 replies · 368+ views
    Timesonline ^ | 09/24/05 | Jeremy Page
    IN THE two days since Lisa Petrachkova was born, Russia’s population has dropped by an estimated 2,000 people. By the time she is one, more than 200,000 Russians will have died of unnatural causes; almost seven times the estimated civilian deaths in Iraq since the war began. By her 50th birthday, Russia’s population could have halved, based on current trends. Little does she know it as she lies next to her mother, Masha, in a Moscow maternity ward, but Lisa is on the front line of a national fight for survival. By Russian standards, she is lucky to have made...
  • Union of Orthodox Citizens appeals to Alexy II to break all relations with the Vatican.

    08/26/2005 2:31:36 PM PDT · by lizol · 391 replies · 3,162+ views
    Interfax ^ | 23 August 2005
    Union of Orthodox Citizens appeals to Alexy II to break all relations with the Vatican and start missionary work in Europe and America Moscow, August 23, Interfax - As the Uniates have become more active in Ukraine the Orthodox public have appealed to Patriarch Alexy of Moscow and All Russia to end all relations with the Roman Catholic Church and begin missionary work in Europe and America. ‘It is necessary to accept in the fold of the Orthodox Church all the Old Catholic communities who wish to join it, to establish a Russian Orthodox school for training Latin-rite clergy for...
  • Question 37- Did Sr. Lucia Really Deny that the 1984 Consecration was Valid?

    02/17/2005 5:56:34 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 9 replies · 370+ views
    Question 37- Did Sr. Lucia Really Deny that the 1984 Consecration was Valid? Mr. Sungenis, "In any case, why is Bertone suddenly considering Sr. Lucia an expert witness and interpreter of the consecration considering the fact that on five separate instances between 1984 and 1989 Sr. Lucia is documented as stating that the 1984 consecration DID NOT fulfill Our Lady’s 1929 request to consecrate the nation of Russia?" I see the claim made many times but no one ever offers any proof of it. Can you give a first-hand source? R. Sungenis: Here is the excerpt from my paper on...
  • "No More Secrets," Visionary Said in 2001 (Sr. Lucia Confirmed Russia Consecrated to Mary)

    02/15/2005 4:02:38 PM PST · by NYer · 120 replies · 2,511+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | February 14, 2005
    VATICAN CITY, FEB. 14, 2005 ( The Fatima secret has been totally revealed by the Vatican, and Russia has already been consecrated as Mary requested, confirmed Sister Maria Lucia of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart. The witness of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin of Fatima made this statement to the then secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Tarcisio Bertone, on Nov. 17, 2001, contradicting those who say that the Church still has secrets about the Marian apparition. The content of the interview held between the Vatican representative and Sister Lucia in the convent of...
  • Our Lady of Lourdes – February 11

    02/11/2005 5:24:51 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 7 replies · 316+ views
    Tradition in Action | Prof. Plinio Corręa de Oliveira
    The story of Lourdes, where Our Lady appeared to St. Bernadette Soubirous, is rich in lessons for us. One lesson is about suffering. We see in Lourdes two attitudes of Divine Providence with regard to human suffering that can appear to be contradictory. At Lourdes, Our Lady works many miracles of body and soul for the benefit of souls. On one hand, the thing that attracts the most attention at Lourdes is that Our Lady has pity on men, hears their requests, and works miracles to free them from the pain and illnesses they suffer. Also, Our Lady has pity...
  • Prayer thread - Meditation on the Fourth Station of the Cross

    01/15/2005 12:27:03 PM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 6 replies · 147+ views
    12/15/05 | Knitting a Conundrum
    Did you feel your heart beating in your throat as the crowd closed in, the swolen passover crowd, some jeering, some just strangers trying to see what was happening, blocking your access, blocking your view, blocking you. Did you struggle through the backways to catch up, the need to be there like panic burning in your heart, pulling you and the others like a magnet, your son, your light your life. And when you finally caught up, and saw him, sprawled out on the road, rough hands trying to yank him upright, bloody, beaten, exhausted, muscles trembling in their fatigue,...
  • America Needs Fatima Launches "Miracles for America" Campaign: A Miraculous Medal Outreach

    01/04/2005 8:10:28 AM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 5 replies · 655+ views ^ | 01-04-05 | John Horvat
    For those in need of special graces, one secure way to obtain them is the Miraculous Medal. As the name implies, devotees experience nothing short of miracles when they have recourse to this great treasure of the Church. The America Needs Fatima campaign has just launched a nationwide drive called Miracles for America to get free Miraculous Medals and novena cards in hands of tens of thousands of Americans. Campaign director Robert E. Ritchie hopes to distribute 200,000 blessed medals soon. The medal originated in 1830 when Our Lady appeared to Saint Catherine Laboure. This devout religious was entrusted with...

    12/16/2004 12:47:07 PM PST · by WriteOn · 637 replies · 4,098+ views
    Soul Magazine ^ | September - October 2001 | Fr Ladis J. Cizik
    OUR LADY AND ISLAM: HEAVEN’S PEACE PLAN     Fr Ladis J. Cizik, Blue Army National Executive Director IslamIslam is an Arabic word that can be defined as "to make peace." Islam is the religion founded by Mohammed, which considers the Koran as its holy book. In addition, Islam accepts the New Testament of the Christians and the Old Testament of the Jews as Divinely inspired works. Followers of Islam are known as Muslims (also: Moors, Turks, and Moslems) and, just as Jews and Christians, believe in only one God. Yet, over the centuries, Muslims have engaged in tremendous wars with...
  • O Mary Conceived Without Sin, Pray For Us Who Have Recourse to Thee

    12/08/2004 5:12:18 AM PST · by Land of the Irish · 10 replies · 386+ views
    Christ or Chaos ^ | December 8, 2004 | Thomas A. Droleskey
                           December 8, 2004 O Mary Conceived Without Sin, Pray For Us Who Have Recourse to Thee by Thomas A. Droleskey Words are so inadequate to communicate the beauty of the great feast of Our Lady's Immaculate Conception. As we begin the second week of Advent, the Church gives us a chance to meditate upon the great mystery of God 's Redemptive Love as He fashioned His own Mother in the womb of her Mother Saint Ann. Yes, as we continue to use Advent to reflect on the many comings of Christ in our lives--as well as His...
  • A Prisoner’s Testimony on Our Lady of Good Success

    10/30/2004 5:49:52 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 6 replies · 194+ views
    Tradition in Action | October 2004
    Letter to Tradition in Action I am a prisoner who would like to say thank you to Our Lady of Good Success. Hollywood has a tendency to put all prisoners in the same category. There are those who are con artists, manipulators, deceivers, etc… Then there are those who fall through the cracks and are really innocent yet portrayed as guilty. They just released an inmate who was here 16 years before a witness who testified against him came forward and told the truth. Imagine that - 16 years for a crime one didn’t ever do. Not a good feeling....
  • Our Mother of Sorrows

    09/18/2004 8:48:12 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 29 replies · 727+ views
    Christ or Chaos ^ | September 18, 2004 | Thomas A. Droleskey
    September 18, 2004 Our Mother of Sorrows by Thomas A. DroleskeyThis past Wednesday, September 15, 2004, was the feast of the Seven Dolors of Our Lady. Only a handful of genuine mystics have been able to comprehend fully the depth of the pain and sorrow that pierced Our Lady's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart during her life. Most of us erring sinners, while relying upon her maternal intercession as her consecrated slaves, do not meditate too often or too deeply on the sufferings Our Lady endured as her Divine Son bore the weight and the horror of our sins to...
  • Our Lady of Sorrows - Sep 15

    09/14/2004 6:39:38 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 15 replies · 876+ views
    THE HAIL MARY OF OUR SORROWFUL MOTHER Hail Mary, full of sorrows, the Crucified is with thee; tearful art thou amongst women, and tearful is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of the Crucified, give tears to us, Crucifiers of thy Son, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen. AN ACT OF CONTRITION Virgin most afflicted, how ungrateful have I been in the past to my God, in return for all His benefits. Now, I repent in bitterness of heart, humbly asking pardon for the offence done to His infinite goodness, and resolved by the...
  • Truly Our Sister: A Theology of Mary in the Communion of Saints

    In a previous book, ("She who is"), Elizabeth Johnson helped us gain some insight into the mystery of God seen from a feminist standpoint. She tried to emphasize the feminine in God. She focused on God as "Wisdom Spirit" which is perhaps the most abstract of our concepts of the Divine. In the present book, so to speak, she comes back down to earth by focusing on Mary, who was intimately linked to the Spirit and yet remains far more accessible to us humans. Mary can be named, and quite naturally be represented as a woman. She is a definitely...
  • Gibson's passion film 'too Catholic'

    03/19/2004 9:59:58 AM PST · by presidio9 · 1,388 replies · 854+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 19 March 2004 | Alf McCreary
    THE controversial Mel Gibson film 'The Passion of the Christ' has been dismissed by the Evangelical Protestant Society as a 'Catholic' interpretation of events which "does not present the Gospel". Wallace Thompson, secretary of the Evangelical Protestant Society, said the film displayed "an un-Biblical fixation on Mary, the mother of Jesus. None of this should surprise us, for both Mel Gibson and Jim Caviezel, who plays the part of Christ, are enthusiastic devotees of the traditional teachings of the Church of Rome." He further claims that Mel Gibson "belongs to an ultra-conservative Catholic group which does not recognise the reforms...

    11/11/2003 4:55:34 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 12 replies · 119+ views
    The Remant ^ | Michael J. Matt
    Introduction Nestled in a mountain pass, high in the Alps of southern France, there is a most amazing place that, like the fictitious Shangri-La, is hidden away from the rest of the world and is truly unlike anything one's ever seen. The place is a picturesque mountain hamlet that is as quaint as it is supremely restful, and as serene as it is breathtakingly beautiful. A mere handful of tiny dwellings and a perfectly charming little inn surround a basilica on a hill that overlooks a magnificent panoramic view of an immense valley that lies peacefully between the snowcapped peaks...
  • Vandals Dump Life-Sized Virgin Mary Statue In Bushes

    06/23/2003 5:06:26 PM PDT · by PRSOrlando · 43 replies · 412+ views
    WFTV Channel 9 Orlando ^ | June 23, 2003 | WFTV
    What a sick bunch of people! This happened to my local church.
  • The Little Office of The Blessed Virgin Mary: Time Sanctified

    05/29/2003 9:19:57 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 8 replies · 1,716+ views
    The Remnant ^ | Pat Doyne
    The Little Office of The Blessed Virgin Mary: Time Sanctified Pat Doyne GUEST COLUMNIST, Canada Because King Solomon said: “The just man shall fall seven times (a day),” the Old Testament Jews divided the day into seven parts. They rose to praise God in the night and at daybreak (Matins) and (Lauds), (twice during the morning) at Prime and Terce; they prayed at noon (Sext); at the ninth hour, 3 o’clock (None); in the evening (Vespers) and before retiring (Compline). Each of the sections takes about five to ten minutes, consisting of psalms, Bible readings and prayers appropriate to the...

    02/14/2003 10:28:31 AM PST · by Siobhan · 19 replies · 466+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | J+M+J 14 February A.D. 2003 | Michael D. Brown
    "When the atom bomb destroyed Hiroshima on August 6, 1945," notes a website, "it somehow spared a building only eight blocks away from ground zero. In it were living eight Jesuits who were unharmed by the blast, heat, and radiation. Some 200 scientists have examined the priests, trying to determine why they were unhurt. Speaking on American TV, the German Jesuit Father Hubert Schiffer gave the answer: 'In that house, the Rosary was prayed every day. In that house we were living the message of Fatima,' he said." Actually, it was even more dramatic than that. Let's hear Father Schiffer's...
  • Happy Mothers Day - The Annunciation - a poem

    05/12/2002 3:34:33 PM PDT · by Siobhan · 14 replies · 688+ views
    The Sisters of Life ^ | Mother's Day 2002 | Fr. John Duffy, C.S.s.R.
    The Annunciation And was it true, The stranger standing so, And saying things that lifted her in two, And put her back before the world's beginning?Her eyes filled slowly with the morning glow. Her drowsy ear drank in a first sweet dubious bird. Her cheek against the pillow woke and stirred To gales enriched by passage over dew, And friendly fields and slopes of Galilee Arose in tremulous intermixture with her dreams, Till she remembered suddenly... Although the morning beams Came spilling in the gradual rubric known to every day, And hills stood ruinous, as an eclipse, Against the softly...
  • Pilgrims Flock to Site of Alleged German Apparition

    04/27/2002 11:11:50 AM PDT · by history_matters · 16 replies · 330+ views
    Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung ^ | Apr. 25, 2002 | Peter Schilder
    SIEVERNICH. More and more visitors are coming to the village church of St. John the Baptist in Sievernich. Not waves of pilgrims yet, but in Sievernich, a district of Vettweiß in Voreifel near Bonn, the influx of visitors is increasing. The village has 460 residents, about 360 of whom are Roman Catholic. Like other visitors, I cross the churchyard where the gravel between the graves crunches beneath my feet as I search for the entrance. My eyes wander through the church. Just past the door on the left stands a Fatima Madonna. Candles lit by earlier visitors burn in...

    04/19/2002 5:27:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies · 494+ views
    Great Prophesied EventsThere are three great prophesied events coming from the Garabandal events, the Warning (Aviso in Spanish), the great Miracle and the conditional Chastisement which will come if the world does not change after the Warning and Miracle. The first of these three events to occur is the Warning. It will be seen in the sky and then felt interiorly by everyone on earth. No one will escape it. At a moment in the not too distant future, when the world is in the midst of a great turmoil, everything will be held in suspension. At that moment, everyone...