Palm Sunday- The Donkey

When fishes flew and forests walked

And figs grew upon thorn,

Some moment when the moon was blood

Then surely I was born.

With monstrous head and sickening cry

And ears like errant wings,

The devil’s walking parody

Of all four-footed things.

The tatter’d outlaw of the earth

Of ancient crooked will

Starve, scourge, deride me, I am dumb

I keep my secret still.

Fools!  Far off wise and proud- I also had my hour;

One far fierce hour and sweet:

When there were shouts about my ears,

And palms beneath my feet!

-G.K. Chesterton

 

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Great Saint Joseph

Oh, Glorious Saint Joseph, Faithful Guardian of Jesus Christ, to thee do we raise our hearts and hands to implore thy powerful intercession in obtaining for us from the HEART OF JESUS all the help and graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly the grace of a happy death and the special favors we now implore...(Make your request known.)

Oh, Foster Father of the WORD INCARNATE and chaste Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we are animated with confidence that thy prayers on our behalf will be graciously heard before the THRONE OF GOD.

We ask this of the FATHER, in the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, in the LOVE OF THE HOLY GHOST and with confidence in the Communion of Saints.

AMEN AND AMEN.

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Good Saint Pat

Good Saint Pat in days of yore

Stood stalwart on the Irish shore

And drove all snakes from Eire’s green sod

And did so by the power of God!

How wonderful and grand ‘twould be

If God would raise a saint from we

Who from the Church and state would drive

All snake and vermin now alive

Into the sea- I’d voice a hymn

If I could see one bishop swim!

-Fr. Jamie St. Anthony

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Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart

Dear Brethren in Christ,

Please be so kind as to pray for a 17 month old baby boy who is in hospital.  His name is MICHAEL FERCHAK and he needs a healing.  Remember that Our Blessed Saviour told us that the Guardian Angels of children behold the Face of God!

Remember, O Most Gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection; implored thy help or sought thine intercession was left unaided.  Inspired by this confidence we fly unto thee, O Virgin of Virgins, Our Mother.  To thee do we come; before thee we kneel sinful and sorrowful.  O, Thou Mother of the WORD INCARNATE, despise not our petitions, but in thy clemency hear and answer our prayer.  AMEN.

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An Affirmation of Protection

The Light of God surrounds me

The Love of God enfolds me

The Power of God protects me

The Presence of God watches over me

The Angels of God guide me

The Saints of God befriend me

The Church of God teaches me

The Sacraments of God nourish me

The Word of God inspires me

The Spirit of God enlightens me

The Son of God redeems me

and

The Mother of God loves me

Wherever I am, God is and all is well.

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Coptic Martyrs

The Coptic Pope has quickly moved to canonize the 21 Martyrs of the Coptic Faith who were tortured and murdered by radical Islam.  This is in stark contrast to Francis, who has done nothing about the Roman Catholic Martyrs, mostly teenagers, who were crucified because they refused to deny Jesus Christ, Our Lord, King and Saviour.  “When the shepherd is struck, the sheep will scatter.”

The Coptic Pope is courageous.  Would that all churchmen had this quality.  Francis acts more like a cheerleader that Universal Pastor.  He curries the favor of the world while Catholics shed their blood.  Pray for him as his culpability is great.

We are living in momentous times and must not shrink from our duty to Christ and His Mystical Body.

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We Are Dust

“Remember, Man, that thou art dust and unto dust thou shalt return.”  With this simple but profound statement, Holy Mother Church reminds her children that this earthly life is not our goal.  We are destined for eternity and how we will spend it is the most momentous of subjects.

This LENT, this “Losing Every Negative Thought,” let us offer our fasting and sacrifices for those Christians who are being persecuted to death by radical Islam around the world.  Let us not forget that there are more slaves TODAY that there have ever been in history!  Though evil and neglectful churchmen choose not even to talk about the modern martyrs of today, WE must always talk about them and pray for them.  Though the Vatican does not even name the countries in which these terrible things happen, WE will not join in contemptible silence.  WE speak truth to power.  We say ‘shame’ and ‘have pity, O Lord, have pity on our brothers and sisters suffering for love of Thee!’

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Lesley Gore, Requiescat In Pace

God have mercy on the music makers, the artists, the poets, the creative among mankind; on those who take the gifts given and return them with increase, that inspire and make better the lives of others.

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Saint Valentine, Martyr

Saint Valentine lived at the time of the early church in Rome and is listed in the official martyrology of Holy Mother Church.  He is the patron of romantic love, which is a holy and beautiful gift of God for those to whom it is intended.  Saint Valentine gave his life for his One, True Love- Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  He was a priest.  As all priests know, Jesus is our True Love and He compensates magnificently for any sacrifice made for love of Him.

Anti-pope Paul VI, removed Saint Valentine from the official list of saints of the Newchurch, known as Vatican II- the Anti-church.  This act has no basis in authority or effect in the True Church.

Pray for those of your friends who are married and need the grace and consolation of romantic love to generate proper feelings of affection for their partners in salvation.  How wonderful is the Lord!

Saint Valentine, Martyr of Our Blessed Lord Jesus, pray for us to Him Who is Eternal Love.  Amen.

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What Will Happen In 2015?

What will this year hold for us?  We know that God foresees everything before it happens.  He is the Lord of Time and is it’s Master.  From before the foundation of the world He knew that you would be reading these words at this moment.  He wants to give you the strength to succeed in this life.  Our reason for living is simple but profound.  Why was I born and why did I come into the world?  I came into this world in order to know God, to love God and to serve God, so that I may forever be happy with Him in Heaven.

Every person who lived, lives or will live on earth is given all the graces necessary for salvation.  All we must do is correspond to these graces.  That’s all.  It is very simple though it is not easy.  Because God is infinitely just and infinitely merciful, He sent His Own Son to live the life we can not live and to die the death we can not die, in order to obtain His free gift of redemption.  Trust Him.  Know that He loves you more than it is possible for you to imagine and that He goes before you to lead, guide and protect.  He gives us His Most Blessed Mother and all the angels and saints in Heaven as our friends and helpers and the teachings and sacraments of Holy Mother Church to nourish us and inspire.th  Do not neglect them but ask for all that you need and it will be done for you.

Here is one of my favorite poems…

WHEN STARS ARE GONE…

The stars shine over the mountains,

The stars shine over the sea,

The stars look up to the Mighty God,

The stars look down on me;

The stars shall last for millions of years,

Millions of years and a day,

But God and I will live and love

When the stars have passed away!-

Robert Lewis Stevenson

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