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Monday, 20 May 2013

A beautiful thought from the Pope on one of my favourite passages....

http://vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/the-vatican/detail/articolo/francesco-francis-francisco-24823/


There are still Catholics I meet almost daily...


...who think Obama is a great man. Arrgghh. I cannot get through to these closed minds. 
Maybe this article from the superb Life Site News would help these people; some are from African background, some are nuns (not Tyburn, they know and are savvy), some are priests, some are Liberals. I want them to understand the evil of this anti-life president. He was consistently anti-life way back in 2004, when he was a senator in Illinois. Many of us pro-lifers tried to stop his career then.

"... President Obama had a half-brother or half-sister who, rather than having the chance to thrive and succeed as he has, ended up in a dumpster in London.  The more complex reality for the president to grapple with is that it is not that far of a stretch to assume, given the complexities of his relationship with mother Ann Dunham, that Barack Obama, Sr. might have preferred the same end for our current president,” Heck writes. “Such a scenario, beyond offering a brand new perspective on Obama’s memoir Dreams from my Father, would provide the most pro-abortion president our country has ever known with the same chilling realization that so many of us born after the disastrous Roe decision encounter: had it not been for the strength and resolve of loving, pro-life mothers, we could have been legally slaughtered.”
“This disquieting account about his father allows our current President the chance to put himself where his half-brother or half-sister once was…where he once was…and reconsider his tragic position on life in the womb,” he writes.
He continues:  “As I read the heartbreaking details of this story about a soul deprived of its unalienable right to breathe free, I’m taken back to President Obama’s response to Rick Warren at the Saddleback Church presidential forum in the lead-up to the 2008 election.  Asked when a baby gets human rights, Obama cowardly surrendered righteousness for convenience and politics, infamously asserting that “answering that question with specificity is above my pay grade.”
“That embarrassing response shouldn’t have been a surprise given that just a few months prior, Barack Obama addressed the issue of sex education on the campaign trail.  Speaking specifically about his own daughters, the man who could have been aborted himself proclaimed, “I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals.  But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.” Like father, like son.”

Pope and Merkel Met Today


The private meeting between the Pope and the German Chancellor took place in the Vatican Library with the help of an interpreter and lasted 45 minutes. Straight afterwards, Merkel – who was dressed in a silk blue dress – held a brief 10 minute meeting with Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, Dominique Mamberti. The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio was not present as he is currently in Spain.

First Pledge of a Donation

I am amazed at how quickly someone responded. I have been pledged 1,000 pounds by a reader for the House of Prayer and only need 409,000. A start and thank you, dear reader.

Pray, reflect, act.

Thanks, Wiki, for the bread photo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bread

More than the entire population of Malta has been killed since January, 2013


2013 USA Abortion Count May 20 492,100 unborn children have been killed Remember Baby Boy A

And people say there is not differences in religions...

This is wicked and graphic, but the story must be told. Lord have mercy on all.

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2013/05/afghanistan-8-year-old-bride-of-mullah-bleeds-to-death-on-her-wedding-night.html

The Face of Christ

Be an icon of the Lord, by imaging Him in the world. The Face of Christ is missing in many places, even in England.


..CAST YOUR BREAD UPON THE WATERS, FOR AFTER MANY DAYS YOU WILL FIND IT AGAIN.

And, this Bread is the Bread of Life...


“There are those who are well mannered, who do everything well, but are unable to bring people to the Church through proclamation and apostolic zeal,” Pope Francis

I am giving more details on the proposed community in Walsingham and asking for prayers and at least three members.

It is to be a lay community, such as a lay association of the faithful.

Group prayer is to be the Gregorian Chant in Latin and from the Monastic Diurnal.

Prayer will be at least three times a day, and eventually, with permission, all day Adoration of the Eucharist. No television, no chasing after the trivia of the world, but a place of serenity and suffering forms part of the tapestry of this community. 

The Eucharistic Heart of Jesus is the center of this community, which will live simply and serve several types of people.


Pope Benedict XV instituted the Feast of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus and here is a section from his letter on this.

The chief reason of this feast is to commemorate the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the mystery of the Eucharist. By this means the Church wishes more and more to excite the faithful to approach this sacred mystery with confidence, and to inflame their hearts with that divine charity which consumed the Sacred Heart of Jesus when in His infinite love He instituted the Most Holy Eucharist, wherein the Divine Heart guards and loves them by living with them, as they live and abide in Him. For in the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist He offers and gives Himself to us as victim, companion, nourishment, viaticum, and pledge of our future glory.

Here is a translation of the propers of that feast, which is on the Thursday in the Octave of the Feast of the Sacred Heart from http://vultus.stblogs.org/2010/06/feast-of-the-eucharistic-heart.html from Father Mark.


Introit
SCIENS Jesus quia venit hora ejus ut
transeat ex hoc mundo ad Patrem:
cum dilexisset suos, qui erant in
mundo, in finem dilexit eos. Alleluia,
alleluia. Ps. 97. 1. Cantate Domino
canticum novum: quia mirabilia
fecit. Gloria Patri.
Jesus, knowing that His hour had come
to pass out of this world to the Father,
having loved His own who were in the world,
loved them to the end (Jn 13:1).
Collect
DOMINE Jesu Christe, qui divitias
amoris tui erga homines effundens
EucharistiƦ Sacramentum condidisti:
da nobis, quƦsumus; ut amantissimum
Cor tuum diligere, et tanto
Sacramento digne semper uti valeamus:
Qui vivis.
Lord Jesus Christ,
Who in pouring out the treasures of Your love for mankind,
instituted the sacrament of the Eucharist,
grant us, we beseech You,
always to cherish Your most loving Heart,
and worthily to avail ourselves of so great a Sacrament.
Who live and reign with God the Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, forever and ever.
Epistle: Ephesians 3. 8-12, 14-19
Brethren: To me, the least of all the Saints, is given the grace, to preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ: and to enlighten all men, that they may see what is the dispensation of the mystery which hath been hidden from eternity in God, Who created all things: that the manifold wisdom of God may be made known to the principalities and powers in heavenly places through the Church, according to the eternal purpose which He made in Christ Jesus our Lord: in Whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of Him. For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of Whom all paternity in Heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened by His Spirit with might unto the inward man, that Christ may dwell by faith in your hearts: that being rooted and grounded in charity, you may be able to comprehend with all the Saints, what is the breadth and length, and height and depth: to know also the charity of Christ which surpasseth all knowledge. That you may be filled unto all the fullness of God.
Gradual
EXSULTA et lauda, habitatio Sion,
quia magnus in medio tui Sanctus
Israel. Notas facite in populis adinventiones
ejus.
Exult and praise, O abode of Sion, for
great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst
of thee. Among the people make known His
works.
Alleluia
ALLELUIA, alleluia. V. Quid bonum
ejus est, et quid pulchrum ejus, nisi
frumentum electorum, et vinum
germinans virgines. Alleluia.
Alleluia, alleluia. V. What is His good and
what is His beauteous thing, but the wheat of
the elect, and wine bringing forth virgins?
Alleluia.
Gospel: Luke 22:15-20
At that time Jesus said to His disciples: With desire I have desired to eat this pasch with you, before I suffer. For I say to you that from this time I will not eat it, till it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. And having taken the chalice, He gave thanks and said: Take and divide among you. For I say to you that I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, till the kingdom of God come. And taking bread, He gave thanks and brake and gave to them, saying: This is My Body, which is given for you. Do this for a commemoration of Me. In like manner, the chalice also, after He had supped, saying: this is the chalice, the new testament in My Blood, which shall be shed for you.


The house has room for three core people or four and one or two "guests" who want to make a silent retreat. Also, I would hope it would become a centre for the Latin Mass in Walsingham, which only has a Latin Mass once or twice a year.

The entire project is a vision given to me in the convent and discussed with Mother General, who said to proceed with God leading me slowly but surely.


One begins small, very small. The reason why Walsingham is important is that this is the National Shrine of Mary in England. 


Pope Leo XIII said that "When England returns to Walsingham, Our Lady will return to England."

to be continued...