Sacrament of Confession and Penance

"CONFESSION/SACRAMENT OF PENANCE" *CCC 1422 -those who approach the Sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against Him, and at the same time, to the Church . It is also called: *CCC 1423: SACRAMENT OF CONVERSION -through this, we are converted to God, which we are strayed away from Him … Continue reading Sacrament of Confession and Penance

The Unfailing Novena to Saint Catherine of Siena

Novena to Saint Catherine of Siena: 1. Catherine, fairest and most glorious of the daughters of St. Dominic, by that spirit of prayer, which wast thy delight from thy infancy, obtain for us the love and practice of prayer, and the grace so to converse with God as to become daily more pleasing to Him. … Continue reading The Unfailing Novena to Saint Catherine of Siena

The Daily Practice of Adopting an Unknown Dying Soul

THE DAILY PRACTICE OF ADOPTING AN UNKNOWN DYING SOUL This daily practice, so simple, so helpful should appeal to every Catholic. One soul saved each day means 365 each year. What a rich harvest of souls to present unto God. St. James says: "He who causeth a sinner to be converted....shall save his own soul … Continue reading The Daily Practice of Adopting an Unknown Dying Soul

Act of Consecration to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

O Virgin Mother of God, Mary Immaculate, we dedicate and consecrate ourselves to you under the title of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. May this Medal be for each one of us a sure sign of your affection for us and a constant reminder of our duties towards you. Ever while wearing it, may … Continue reading Act of Consecration to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

On the Annunciation and Mary’s “Fiat” Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

On the Annunciation and Mary's "Fiat" Saint Bernard of Clairvaux You have heard, O Virgin, that you will conceive and bear a son; you have heard that it will not be by man but by the Holy Spirit. The angel awaits an answer; it is time for him to return to God who sent him. … Continue reading On the Annunciation and Mary’s “Fiat” Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

The Annunciation by Rev. Raphael Frassinetti, 1900.

Gospel. Luke i. 26-38. And in the sixth month, the Angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, … Continue reading The Annunciation by Rev. Raphael Frassinetti, 1900.

The Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Divine Mercy

In the words of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque herself: “One day, on the Feast of St. John the Evangelist, after Holy Communion, the Heart of Jesus was represented to me as on a throne, formed of fire and flames, shedding rays on every side and brighter than the sun. The wound which He received upon … Continue reading The Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Divine Mercy

Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by St. Margaret Mary Alacoque O Sacred Heart of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, to Thee I consecrate and offer up my person and my life, my actions, trials and sufferings, that my entire being may henceforth only be employed in loving, honoring and glorifying Thee. This … Continue reading Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

To Our Lady of Sorrows by St. Bonaventure

To Our Lady of Sorrows by St. Bonaventure O most holy Virgin, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ: by the overwhelming grief thou didst experience when thou didst witness the martyrdom, the crucifixion, and the death of thy divine Son, look upon me with eyes of compassion, and awaken in my heart a tender commiseration … Continue reading To Our Lady of Sorrows by St. Bonaventure

The Idea of Social Contract Theory

During the time of Enlightenment, many social philosophers think about the natural laws that goevern human societies and in their indefinite discussion several philosophers develop their theories regarding the formation of societies. Many philosophers during Enlightenment such as Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and Jean Jacques Rousseau the most famous and definitely the prominent social theorist … Continue reading The Idea of Social Contract Theory