Eucharistic Miracle of Avignon France

On November 30, 1433, the Blessed Sacrament was exposed for public adoration in a small chapel cared for by a confraternity known as “the Gray Penitents.” Suddenly, Avignon was flooded when the Rodano, the river crossing the city, overflowed. By boat, two members of the confraternity managed to reach the chapel where the Blessed Sacrament … Continue reading Eucharistic Miracle of Avignon France

Remember the Catholic Priest in the Titanic……..

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……..

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.

Feast of the Annunciation by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger.

Feast of the Annunciation by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger. "And the angel Gabriel was sent by God into a city of Galilee called Nazareth, and the name of the virgin was Mary."--Luke 1. Athwart the somber season of Lent, the deepening shadows of which grow darker still until the bright dawn of the resurrection morn dispels … Continue reading Feast of the Annunciation by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger.

Homily on the Annunciation to the Holy Virgin Mary by St. Gregory Thaumaturgus

Homily on the Annunciation to the Holy Virgin Mary by St. Gregory Thaumaturgus   Today are strains of praise sung joyfully by the choir of angels, and the light of the advent of Christ shines brightly upon the faithful. Today is the glad springtime to us, and Christ the Sun of righteousness has beamed with … Continue reading Homily on the Annunciation to the Holy Virgin Mary by St. Gregory Thaumaturgus

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

Act of Consecration of the Family to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Ceremony of the Enthronement All gather around the images of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts. Priest blesses the image. If priest is not available, the images should be blessed beforehand.   The Blessing of the Pictures or Statues V. Our help is in the name of the Lord. R. Who hath made heaven and … Continue reading Act of Consecration of the Family to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Philips Evans and John Lloyd the servant of God

Saints Philip Evans and John Lloyd were Welsh Roman Catholic priests. They are among the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. Philip Evans was born in Monmouth in 1645, was educated at Jesuit College at St. Omer (now in France), joined the Society of Jesus in Watten on 7 September 1665, and was ordained at Liège (now in Belgium) and sent to South Wales as a missionary in 1675. He worked in Wales for four years, and despite … Continue reading Philips Evans and John Lloyd the servant of God