Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Please be open and LISTEN to God's voice daily by taking time to remain in silence and ask Him to reveal to your heart the path and vocation He has chosen for you. When He calls, do not fear. Remain in His peace and take time to remain before Him at least one hour a week in Adoration, seek opportunities to go to daily Mass, have recourse to frequent confession, and pray the Rosary and ask Our Lady to protect your calling.
Start taking the initial steps to find out where God is calling you... diocesan or religious, missionary or contemplative life... seek and you will find.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
For those who desire to grow deeper in conversion and learning how to live as a child of God:
For those who need help in the area of spiritual warfare:
For those who want to learn more about your relationship with your guardian angel and angels in general:
For those who want to know how to have hope in the midst of pain and darkness...
For those who desire to know more about the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity:
Interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith... have questions about it, or just desire to grow with fellow Catholics...
Interested in growing in Christian unity and entering into the unity Christ prayed for at the Last Supper as One Church?
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Prayer to Know One's Vocation:
I stand with Peter. Through prayer and counsel, show me, Lord, where it is in your vineyard that you want me to serve. Then give me strength to be faithful.
Mary, Mother and Model, help me to respond in generous love to the call of your divine Son. Amen. (CCC 1603-04, 1583, 1907)
First click on the link and watch the video. Then I would encourage you to "Come and see" with Our Lord at a religious society or your local diocesan vocations office. If God is calling you, DON'T put it off. When Our Lord called His first disciples they left their nets and immediately followed Him. May you do the same!
When you drive or take a trip somewhere... never go alone. When you go, ask Our Lord to make Himself present to you spiritually as if you were before Him in Adoration... then do a Holy Hour with Him wherever you may be. Take up the Rosary and pray it with Our Lady who is with you... when you journey with Our Lord and Our Lady, time will fly by.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
1) For those who continue to plunge themselves into sin and do not turn away from the darkness, there is NO HOPE...
2) The more you dive into sin... the uglier your life gets.
I wonder why so many don't do anything to change the ugliness of their lives?
Let us pray for for those stuck in the ugliness of life and in darkness that they wake up from their slumber before it ends where the roads of this life always lead for those who do not follow God... a DEAD END.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
He took His own flesh and blood from her and she carried Him in her womb.
He nursed at her breasts and learned to walk with her by his side.
He learned how to serve by watching her give and sacrifice herself for others.
He learned how to heal when she nurse His wounds when He fell as a little child.
He learned how to pray by imitating her silence and reflection.
Reflecting on all the Holy Scriptures, the heart of the Scriptures are the Gospels, and the heart of the Gospels is the Gospel of St. John. I used to wonder how St. John could take us so deeply into the Mystery of Christ who is the Lamb of God and the Word who became flesh and dwelt amongst us until I pondered the words Our Lord uttered to him so sweetly from the Cross: "Behold your Mother".... And from that hour the disciple took her into his home. (John 19:27)
He took Mary into his home. I ponder how much Mary revealed to St. John about her Son, how she led him into the depths of the mystery of God. Oh how I yearn to hear their conversations which were always about HIM and Him alone. Praying and listening to Mary is like this. She will only lead you deeper and deeper into the mysteries of her Son and prod your soul to make you follow Him more closely. Now who would dare to be Christian and be afraid of that???
Happy Birthday Mother Mary! As I used to love to speak and to come to know all of my best friends' family members, and I learned the most about them through their mothers... may I come to know by Best Friend Jesus by coming to know and honor the Holy Family and sit with His own Mother listening to stories about Him so that I may come to follow Him more deeply!!!
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
As called by God, those who have authority in the Church have a responsibility to be a watchman for the flock entrusted to their care and to warn them when there is an imminent threat to their immortal souls. We have an accountability to forewarn. We can’t say God did not warn us. We can’t say that we didn’t hear. We can’t say this before God.
Let us place ourselves in Germany in which the National Socialist German Workers’ Party was VOTED into power by the people through a democratic election just like we have here in the United States. We must remember that the people voted for this party in a free and fair election process. Hitler was appointed as the head of this party which we now know as the Nazi party. He was appointed Chancellor in January 1933. Again, remember Germany was a democracy at this time.
This was a party that did not recognize the Jewish people as human beings worthy of life. They made decisions of who was worthy of life and who wasn’t. Because the Jews were not wanted and were seen as an annoying problem to the life of Germany, the result was that they sought to exterminate them all… through a plan they called “The Final Solution”. For thirteen years they planned and destroyed over six million Jewish lives... millions of them. They literally threw their bodies into huge pits and buried them in mass graves.
They were not only responsible for the death of the Jews, but they also put to death those they deemed unworthy of human life. Among these included the mentally disabled, the handicapped, those with Down’s Syndrome… and so they killed them. The interesting thing is that their screams went unheard by the German people who voted this party in, while they were being tortured, dismembered, and gassed to death. This is horrible but this was the reality. I went to Dachau, one of the concentration camps and saw pictures of people literally being skinned alive and dismembered. They cried… people were screaming, but their screams were never heard. No one paid attention to their screams. People thought other things were more important, they didn’t care, or they didn’t really know what was happening. Unfortunately, those who did know remained silent. By the way, it was predominately Christians who voted this party into power.
My point is, if the Christians living in Germany had understood in advance what was going to happen through the Nazi party with the extermination of millions and millions of lives… the extermination of the unwanted… the extermination of those deemed unworthy of life, would a Christian have voted that for party? Could Christians, in good conscience, sit back and do nothing, say nothing, and remain silent when millions and millions of screams went unheard by their executioners? Could they, in good conscience, vote for the Nazi party and say “Well, they may be allowing the destruction of millions and millions of lives, but I like what they stand for on other issues?” Remember that it was the Christian vote that put the Nazi party into power that made a difference and set into motion the annihilation and destruction of whole human race within Germany.
Again, we have an election coming up, and there is another “Final Solution” on the floor… the infamous Roe vs. Wade decision. There is an opportunity to overturn this decision. There are those politicians who seek to destroy it, and there are others who seek to protect it at all costs. They say that we can decide who is worthy of life and who is not… and that we have the right to kill any developing child who may be seen as an unwanted problem. Does this sound familiar?
What happened in Germany to human beings is HORRIFIC… ABOMINABLE. We said, “We would never want that to happen again!” We screamed in horror when we found human lives in mass burial graves and the condition of the men, women and children who were stick and bones because they were being starved to death. When we found countless bodies of those who had been tortured and mutilated beyond recognition, we said, “NO MORE! NEVER AGAIN!!!”
In 1984, Dr. Bernard Nathansan made a documentary film called “The Silent Scream” in which he showed through ultrasound the destruction of a human life in the womb. The film clearly shows a developing baby in the womb with hands moving, feet kicking, a well-formed head and face, eyes, and you can even see its little heart beating. There is one part in the film where the baby turns and looks right at the camera. It is a baby, and it is a human life that God has created.
A doctor goes on to perform an abortion on this baby while the camera is still rolling. The baby begins to move away from the suction tube, the tube that was probed into the woman in order to literally dismember the baby piece by piece. In a last effort, the baby begins moving with its open mouth away from this tube. It literally begins to shake and tremble violently as the doctor is trying to dismember it. Finally, the baby opens its mouth in a scream… a silent scream as it is being tortured, dismembered and put to death. This silent scream goes unheard by the baby’s own mother, who is allowing this to happen and has consented to it. We have a political party and politicians who endorse this.
What is happening in our country is FAR WORSE. Eleven million people died in Germany. World-wide, since Roe vs. Wade, over ONE BILLION babies in the womb were told their lives were not worthy because they were going to be deformed or were unwanted, so we have a “right” to KILL YOU. This is what the Nazis did to the mentally handicapped, the disabled, to those who had Down’s Syndrome, and the unwanted. They said, “You are not worthy of life” and they killed them. Roughly nine out of ten children in America today who have been prenatally diagnosed as having Down’s Syndrome are seen as unworthy of life and are put to death… nine out of ten. Remember the Germans justified their actions by saying “They weren’t human” and so we have a right to kill. What are we told in America about the baby in the womb? We are told, “It’s not a human life” and, therefore, we can be justified in killing it.
The REASONING of those who support “pro-choice” and abortion is the same reasoning as the German Nazi’s made for killing a whole race of people… the Jews and the unwanted. In the United States, there have been over 50,357,095 abortions and counting. Worldwide, there has been over 1,442,400,645 and counting... literally, by the second. By the time I finished writing this, there will have been over 250,000 babies killed by abortion. Literally, just now another two, and now another one, and another… You can get onto the Silent Scream website and they have a counter of how many children are being put to death. You are just watching the numbers go up before your very eyes. You want to yell out, “STOP IT!!! STOP IT!!!” Again, my point is, we can and our vote matters. WE CAN STOP IT!
We believe in God who is the LORD OF LIFE… all HUMAN LIFE which is SACRED, PRECIOUS, and UNREPEATABLE. This is our Faith. We are CHRISTIANS. Can we sit back and remain silent… and vote… knowing that our vote could cost the lives of these children who have a silent scream in the womb of their mothers as they are being put to death??? I don’t know how we can vote for that and remain a Christian. I don’t know what in the heck we can give as an excuse before God when He comes to judge us. I don’t see how we can say, “Well, they had all these other issues that I support.” Can we really stand before God and vote knowing this is a reality? If you can, God help your soul. You can’t say that a priest never told you. You can’t stand before God and say you didn’t know… because NOW YOU DO.
And what does God in the Person of Jesus Christ say about this… the One who comes to judge the living and the dead? He will come to judge our soul. What does He have to say about all of this? These are Jesus’ words, not mine:
"And he that shall receive one such little child in My Name, receiveth Me. But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of scandals. For it must needs be that scandals come: but nevertheless woe to that man by whom the scandal cometh. And if thy hand, or thy foot scandalize thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee. It is better for thee to go into life maimed or lame, than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into everlasting fire. And if thy eye scandalize thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee. It is better for thee having one eye to enter into life, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. See that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that their angels in heaven always see the face of My Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 18:5-10)
What does the founder of Planned Parenthood have to say on this issue?
"The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." Margaret Sanger, Founder of Planned Parenthood, Women and the New Race (Eugenics Publ. Co., 1920)
Friday, September 2, 2011
Our Lord appeared to St. Margaret Mary and revealed devotions to His Sacred Heart. She was favoured with many apparitions, the most special ones took place between 1673 and 1675.
Jesus appeared as St. Margaret was praying before the Blessed Sacrament and revealed the Love of His Sacred Heart for humanity.
He requested her to receive Him in Holy Communion of the first Friday of every month and to meditate the passion on Thursdays between 11 and 12 p.m.
"And He showed me that it was His great desire of being loved by men and of withdrawing them from the path of ruin into which Satan hurls such crowds of them, that made Him form the design of manifesting His Heart to men."
As Good Catholics, we should honour the Sacred Heart of Jesus by doing this devotion for 9 consecutive Fridays and then by attending Holy Communion as often as possible, daily if our gift is such, we must enthrone an image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in our homes as Our King and also an image of the Immaculate Heart of Mary our Mother and Queen.
We should also practice devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the First Saturdays of the months as she has requested through Sister Lucy.
THE 12 PROMISES OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS:
"I promise you, in the excessive mercy of my heart that my all-powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on the First Friday for nine consecutive months, the grace of final repentance; they shall not die in my disgrace nor without receiving the sacraments; my divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in that last moment."
1. I will give them all the graces necessary for their state in life.
2. I will give peace in their families.
3. I will console them in all their troubles.
4. They shall find in My Heart an assured refuge during life and especially at the hour of death.
5. I will pour abundant blessings on all their undertakings.
6. Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and infinite ocean of mercy.
7. Tepid souls shall become fervent.
8. Fervent souls shall speedily rise to great perfection.
9. I will bless the homes in which the image of My Sacred Heart shall be exposed and honoured.
10. I will give to priests the power to touch the most hardened hearts.
11. Those who propagate this devotion shall have their name written in My Heart, and it shall never be effaced.
12. The all-powerful love of My Heart will grant to all those who shall receive Communion on the First Friday of nine consecutive months the grace of final repentance; they shall not die under My displeasure, nor without receiving their Sacraments; My Heart shall be their assured refuge at the last hour.