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 on: Today at 01:02:30 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by odhiambo
Heavenly Father,
through the merits of Jesus Christ
Your Son,
Hear our prayers!

 2 
 on: Today at 01:02:05 AM 
Started by George - Last post by odhiambo
Heavenly Father,
through the merits of Jesus Christ
Your Son,
Hear our prayers!

 3 
 on: Today at 01:00:37 AM 
Started by odhiambo - Last post by odhiambo
Heavenly Father,
through the merits of Jesus Christ
Your Son,
Hear our prayers!

 4 
 on: Today at 12:59:52 AM 
Started by odhiambo - Last post by odhiambo
Heavenly Father,
through the merits of Jesus Christ
Your Son,
Hear our prayers!

 5 
 on: Today at 12:59:10 AM 
Started by George - Last post by odhiambo
Heavenly Father,
through the merits of Jesus Christ
Your Son,
Hear our prayers!

 6 
 on: Today at 12:33:06 AM 
Started by odhiambo - Last post by odhiambo
Heavenly Father,
through the merits of Jesus Christ
Your Son,
Hear our prayers!

 7 
 on: Yesterday at 10:17:33 PM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Shin
'Everything may be done by the help of God, provided we have a sincere goodwill.'

St. Benedict Joseph Labre

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 on: Yesterday at 10:17:05 PM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Shin
'Cast a look round the world, just observe the manner of living, of speaking, and you will see immediately whether the evil of sin is known in the world or whether any attention is paid to it. Not to speak of those who live decidedly irreligious and wicked lives, how few are those who pass for good and who approach the sacraments are aware of the great evil that sin is, and the great ruin it brings with it.

It must necessarily happen that, on account of this certainly culpable ignorance in which most men live, an enormous number will come to be damned, because no sin is pardoned which is not detested, and it is impossible to detest sin properly if it is not known as such.'

St. Joseph Cafasso

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 on: Yesterday at 06:10:31 AM 
Started by odhiambo - Last post by odhiambo
Do you really trust God

"A man walks happily along the edge of a chasm. Suddenly he slips off that cliff. By falling down the gap, he grabs a root and holds on fast, shouting up to the top
IS ANYBODY THERE?
A voice answers YES I AM HERE.
Who is it, asks the man. The voice says
IT’S ME - THE LORD.
Oh Lord, the man cries, help me!
DO YOU TRUST ME THEN? the Lord asks.
Oh, sure I do, I never trusted you as much as I do now!
OK THEN - LET THIS ROOT GO!
Say what? the man gasps
LET THIS ROOT GO! the Lord repeats.
after a while the man shouts again:
ANYBODY ELSE UP THERE???"


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 on: Yesterday at 04:15:26 AM 
Started by Poche - Last post by Poche
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St. Catherine of Alexandria
The account of her martyrdom is legendary and defies every attempt to cull out the historical kernel. Old Oriental sources make no mention of her. In the West her cult does not appear before the eleventh century, when the crusaders made it popular. She became the patroness of philosophical faculties; she is one of the "Fourteen Holy Helpers." The breviary offers the following:

Catherine, virgin of Alexandria, devoted herself to the pursuit of knowledge; at the age of eighteen, she surpassed all her contemporaries in science. Upon seeing how the Christians were being tortured, she went before Emperor Maximin (311-313), upbraided him for his cruelty, and with convincing reasons demonstrated the need of Christian faith in order to be saved. Astounded by her wisdom, the Emperor ordered her to be kept confined, and having summoned the most learned philosophers, promised them magnificent rewards if they could confound the virgin and turn her from belief in Christ. Far from being successful, a considerable number of the philosophers were inflamed by the sound reasons and persuasiveness of Catherine's speech with such a love for Jesus Christ that they declared themselves willing to offer their lives for the Gospel

Then the Emperor attempted to win her by flattery and by promises, but his efforts proved equally fruitless. He ordered her whipped with rods, scourged with leaden nodules, and then left to languish eleven days without food in prison. The Emperor's wife and Porphyrius, general of the army, visited Catherine in prison; her words brought both to Christ and later they too proved their love in blood. Catherine's next torture consisted of being placed upon a wheel with sharp and pointed knives; from her lacerated body prayers ascended to heaven and the infernal machine fell to pieces. Many who witnessed the miracle embraced the faith. Finally, on November 25 Christ's servant was beheaded (307 or 312). By the hands of angels her body was carried to Mt. Sinai, where it was interred in the convent which bears her name.


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