CLAUDE LA COLOMBIÈRE, third child of the notary Bertrand La Colombière and Margaret Coindat, was born on 2nd February 1641 at St. Symphorien d’Ozon in the Dauphine, southeastern France. After the family moved to Vienne Claude began his early education there, completing his studies in rhetoric and philosophy in Lyon. It was during this period … Continue reading St.Claude de la Colombiere
Sr. Mary of St. Peter was born in Rennes in Brittany on October 4, 1816. She was rather sickly as child and not at all pious. In fact, she describes herself as stubborn and easily roused to anger. After making her 1st confession at the age of 6 1/2 years, she began to seriously work … Continue reading The Devotion to The Holy Face of Jesus As Given to Sr.Mary of St.Peter and the Promises Attached to This Devotion
Pray the Rosary of the Chaplet of Tears, and spread its devotion. The devil is put to flight when it is recited wholeheartedly. Start with Our Father and Hail Mary, then continue: 1. Beginning Prayer: Crucified Jesus, prostrate at Your feet, we offer You the tears of the Mother who, with love full of devotion … Continue reading Rosary of the Chaplet of Tears
St. Christine the Admirable lived in Belgium at the close of the twelfth century, and her body is preserved today in St. Trond, in the church of the Redemptorist Fathers. The Life of this illustrious virgin was, written by Thomas de Cantimpre, a Religious of the Order of St. Dominic, an author worthy of credit … Continue reading St. Christine the Admirable,Victim Soul for the Holy Souls In Purgatory
Our 1995 Constitutions of the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel begin by stating that Through Jesus Christ, Son of the Father and “firstborn of all creation” (Col 1:15), we live in union with God and with our neighbours in a new way. The Constitutions describe the Carmelite vocation as a … Continue reading Reflections on the Vows in Carmelite Life: A Call to Transformation
A charism is a gift from God to the Church for the world. With regard to a Religious Order, the term refers to the gift which God gives to an individual or group to inspire the founding of a new religious family within the Church. This gift is handed down through the centuries and enriched … Continue reading The Carmelite Charism
Keeping vigils before major feasts is an ancient institution in the church, which was highly recommended by the early Fathers, for example St. Augustine and St. Jerome. The faithful would assemble in the church in the preceding evening and prepare themselves by prayers and readings; this later became the offices of first vespers and matins. … Continue reading Vigils of Feasts
Abstinence: Everyone over seven years of age is bound to observe the law of abstinence. When a holy day of obligation falls on a day of complete abstinence (example: when Christmas falls on a Friday), meat may be taken. Complete Abstinence: On days of complete abstinence meat, and soup or gravy made from meat, may … Continue reading Fasting and Abstinence
St. Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury: Lives of the Saints by Father Francis Xavier Weninger, DD, SJ., 1876. Glorious and celebrated is the great Archbishop, St. Thomas, on account of his fortitude in defending the rights of the Christian Church. He was born at London, in England, of noble, pious and rich parents, who led him … Continue reading St. Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury
January is dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus. Please say the following hymn once a day for a month in reparation to Our Lord's Holy Name which is so abused in our time. This hymn has a plenary indulgence attached to it, which we can gain for ourselves or for the Holy Souls. Jesus, … Continue reading The Holy Name of Jesus
Saint Nicholas, bishop of Myra, is undoubtedly one of the most popular saints honored in the Western world. In the United States, his memory has survived in the unique personality of Saint Claus — the jolly, rotund, white-bearded gentleman who captivates children with promises of gifts on Christmas Eve. Considered primarily as the patron saint … Continue reading St.Nicholas of Myra
In fifteenth-century Austria there were a number of thefts of consecrated Hosts, so Church authorities began keeping the Hosts in the sacristy. Despite these precautions, in 1411 a thief succeeded in stealing a consecrated Host from the parish church in Weiten. The Host slipped unnoticed to the ground during his journey and was discovered several … Continue reading Eucharistic Miracle of Weiten,Austria
Is their any Catholics in communion with the Holy See who are not under the Roman or Latin Rite that we have ? The answer is YES....... and some of the are came from Orthodox origin and they are across the globe So here is the List of Catholic churches (with corresponding no. of members) of … Continue reading Is their any Catholics in communion with the Holy See who are not under the Roman or Latin Rite that we have?
Father Thomas Byles Fr Byles was walking on the upper deck praying his breviary when the Titanic struck the iceberg. As the ship was sinking, he assisted many third-class passengers up to the Boat Deck to the lifeboats. He reputedly twice refused a place on a lifeboat. Toward the very end, he recited the rosary … Continue reading Remember the Catholic Priest in the Titanic……..
GOD ACCEPTS US IN OUR LOWLINESS AS HEAVEN'S SERVANTS Heaven is so kind to Humanity that God the Father sent Our Lord Jesus as God the Son, as our loving example to unite as a Holy Spirit of God’s Love for the least of all people; But Heaven is so generous that God also sent … Continue reading God accepts us in our lowliness as Heaven’s Servants