CONSECRATION OF THE HEART OF THE WORLD TO THE UNITED HEARTS OF THE BLESSED TRINITY AND MARY IMMACULATE:

Blessed Mother says: "This is My Mother's Day gift to the world - the Consecration of the Heart of the World to the United Hearts."


"Most Compassionate United Hearts of the Most Holy Trinity and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, accept this, my prayer, on behalf of the heart of the world. Awaken the heart of the world to the Truth of the difference between good and evil."

"Inspire each soul to consecrate their hearts and their lives to the United Hearts; thereby strengthening the heart of the world in this resolve."

"We beg You, dear United Hearts, pour the grace of Your inspiration into the heart of the world, strengthening it in Truth and in Holy Love. In this heavenly inspiration, draw the heart of the world into union with the Will of God. Amen."


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Jesus Teaches,

"I have come today to ask all
people and all nations to trust
in My Mercy.  My Mercy is My Provision
- spiritually, physically and emotionally. 
No present moment comes to you by accident. 
All is part of My Divine Plan - My Divine Mercy -
towards your own salvation and the salvation of others." 


"Therefore, if every present moment is
designed by Me, what have you to fear? 
Allow the brush strokes of My Merciful
Provision to decorate your life.  Begin to
appreciate the beautiful design that I create
in every present moment."

Source: http://www.holylove.org 


August 13, 2011  "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."
"I have come to discuss the Wound of My Heart. The Sword which pierced My Heart in My lifetime was driven by unbelievers. It is still so today. My Heart is pierced by those who refuse to believe in this Mission of Holy Love. The Wound in My Side opens to all who oppose this Mission, for My Love and Mercy is always here at this site.

JESUS CALLS ALL TO REPENTANCE...
(A torrential thunderstorm with much lightning began during the rosary, and ended abruptly at the end of the prayer service!)
Read: Luke 9:24-26

First I see the United Hearts Image; then Jesus and Blessed Mother appear. Blessed Mother says: "Praise be to Jesus." Jesus says: "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."

Jesus: "I come not to alarm humanity but to draw all people and all nations into the embrace of Our United Hearts. Please understand that what is to come in the future has already been set in motion by the Hand of My Father. I do not know the hour of its unfolding - only the Father knows. The hope I offer is that there is still time for My Mercy to mitigate what will come. If the world does not repent of its self-reliance and turn to Me, there will be less mitigation."

"The best preparation for what lies ahead is preparation of the heart in Holy Love. In this effort, the soul brings his needs to Me first, and then waits for inspiration of the Spirit. In this preparation through the Chambers of Our United Hearts, you will be at peace even in the midst of chaos. You will sense My direction in you. You will know the next step to take. The Chambers of the United Hearts open the Gateway to the New Jerusalem. So, then, if you are citizens of the New Jerusalem, fear will not settle upon your hearts."

"I tell you in all truth, the most valuable possession anyone can own is Holy Love in his heart. Therefore, understand that you should stockpile, not goods of the world, but warehouse Holy Love in your hearts. You do not know and cannot comprehend the length and breadth of Justice. But you do understand that no one enters Paradise outside of My Father's Will. You must understand My Father's Will for you is Holy Love. Therefore, let Holy Love be the life-saving commodity you focus upon, for Holy Love gives you eternal life."

"The most important thing these days is to be God-reliant first - trusting in My Provision, which always leads you to your salvation. In this trust, My Royal Provision will be yours. I will lead you as to steps to take - directions to go. If you discern properly, you will be at peace. If you trust only in your own efforts, My Hand of Protection will not rest upon you. In plain language, I am saying, keep your focus on God's Divine Will - Holy Love - all else will be given. You will know what to do and when to do it. We will prepare together for any event in the future. This is God-reliance."
"Please comprehend the urgency of My need for Divine Love to spread around the world beginning with these Messages of Holy and Divine Love. I desire the Flame of Divine Love be as a great conflagration, spreading across every continent, igniting devotion in every country and inspiring every heart with a sincere desire for personal holiness."

"Those who call Me 'friend' but do everything in their power - including lies and calumnies to oppose this Mission - do not know Me; nor do I know them. Search for Holy Truth and you will find it here at this site and in these Messages. Do not oppose Me. Do not join in league with Satan."

"I invite you, one and all, to claim your salvation by living in Holy Love. Do not affiliate with those who do not support human dignity and freedom from conception to natural death. Be My apostles of love through and through."

"My brothers and sisters, thank you for persevering amidst much opposition and Satan's discouragement tonight. Heaven weeps for those who do not accept the Light of Truth in their hearts. You're being blessed by many lights - lights from Heaven that I am giving you as a gift aside from the storm Satan is trying to scare you away with. Persevere in the face of all opposition."

"I love you, My brothers and sisters, and We're extending to you tonight the Blessing of Our United Hearts." 
 
 

December 12, 2011
Midnight Service
Blessed Mother is here as Our Lady of Guadalupe, with three large angels. She says:  "Praise be to Jesus.

"Dear children, your Heavenly Mother has come once again to seek the surrender of your hearts to Holy Love.  It is in your moment to moment surrender that My coming to you produces the fruit of Holy Love in your hearts and in the world around you.  The reason that Heaven intervenes on earth with a Mission such as this is that humanity is on the wrong course.  I remind you that if you are not living in the Truth of Holy Love, you have embraced Satan's lies."

"There has never been a time in history when mankind has been more needy of redirection.  There is a disordered dependence upon every type of human effort, all of which has displaced God as the Sovereign over the Universe and over every heart."

"Dear children, I come in an effort to lovingly correct and to beg you to turn with repentant hearts to God's Mercy.  Failure in this effort leads to God's Justice.  My Son's Patience is long spent.  You cannot afford to put Him off longer."
"In the world you have been given every sign that Jesus is displeased with you - natural disasters, economic woes, spiritual confusion - not to mention poor and compromised leadership.  You do not have time now to speculate if these occurrences are warnings from God.  They are warnings.  Every heart that does not accept and live in Holy Love brings God's Justice closer and intensifies His Justice."

"Dear children, My continued efforts at this apparition site are a Mother's desperate plea to Her wayward children.  Do not await endorsements.  Be Holy Love in the world."

"Dear children, do not fail to see God's faithfulness to you as He sends you these Messages enveloped by this Mission.  In humble recompense, be faithful to God by becoming the Message.  It is in this way you can best propagate all Heaven asks of you through the Messages."

"If My desperate pleas to you go unheeded, and these Messages continue to be met with disregard, the world will experience unprecedented consequences.  You will not be able - in truth - to claim that God abandoned you or you were not warned.  God is with you even in His Justice;  but now, dear children, it is a time of grace, and I am now forewarning you with Love.  I cannot make you respond - you must choose it by your efforts."

"Tonight, My dear children, I come most especially seeking your undaunted pursuit of personal holiness through the Chambers of Our United Hearts.  Let no one convince you that this is an unworthy goal.  Persevere no matter who tries to discourage you.  There is nothing confusing in My call to you.  Those who try to dissuade you from this path have duplicitous hearts. We cannot appease them.  We must not try to do so, but remain faithful to the Truth.  Ground your hearts in Holy Love which is Truth itself.  All that comes against Holy Love is untruth and carries with it Satan's confusion."

"I invite you with a sincere heart to understand that just as the pagans sacrificed their young to false gods, every nation that has legalized abortion is guilty of the same crime.  Abortion glorifies the god of self-love, and leaves nations that condone this crime against life vulnerable to every type of natural and man-made disaster."

"Therefore, dear children, regard the Rosary of the Unborn as a lifeline, not only for the unborn, but also for whole nations."

"Children, thank you for coming here to meet with Me tonight.  I have crossed time and space to tell you that when you choose Holy Love you are choosing your own salvation.  Pray, then, to always persevere in faith.  These days your faith is under attack by compromise, untruths and liberalism;  but if you pray, I will help you to persevere."

"Tonight, My dear children, I am taking all your petitions to Heaven with Me - great ones and small ones - and placing them on the altar of My Son's Divine Heart."
"I'm blessing you with My Blessing of Motherly Love."


GOD'S CALL TO THE HEART OF THE WORLD
May 16, 2011

Jesus Says:
"I must ask you to spread this Message as you do all the others - to all people - all nations.  In your area of the world, you are experiencing record flooding.  People scurry to protect their property, life and limb.  Today, I tell you in all truth, that souls are in jeopardy to a far greater extent than properties and lives are here.  You must shore up the righteousness of Holy Love in your hearts.  Your prayers and sacrifices are the sandbags you need to stem the rising tide of justice."

"Do not be caught off guard by complacency, for I am here now telling you, solemnly, the dangers around you are on the increase.  Pray for the heart of Noah which was sober and alert.  Just as the Father warned him of impending danger, I am warning you.  Noah responded despite opposition and ridicule.  You must be the ones who listen today.  Help Me to draw all people and all nations into the ark of My Mother's Heart which is Holy Love.  It is through Holy Love - My Mother's Heart - you can be at peace."

"Let My words to you be a ray of light amidst the clouds of confusion."

"My brothers and sisters, claim your citizenship in My Mother's Immaculate Heart, which is your spiritual refuge.  Give Her sovereignty over your thoughts, words and deeds.  I tell you, this is My call to every heart, not just one heart.  It is My call to the heart of the world."

"I'm blessing you with My Blessing of Divine Love."



OUR FATHER'S        HEART

 I see a great Flame that I have come to know as the Heart of God the Father.  He says:  "I bless you as you sleep.  I affirm you as you arise.  I enlighten your way with the Flame of My Eternal Love.  I provide for your every need;  cheer you on in times of challenge.  I celebrate with you every victory great and small."

 

"I do all of these things for each soul.  Yet, many despair.  Many curse My Divine Will.  These are the ones that do not choose to know Me.  These are the ones who depend on human effort and forsake the Divine;  but I still reach out to them.  I still offer My Provision and My Mercy.  It is not I Who reject the sinner, but the sinner who rejects Me.  This is because they do not understand how much I love them."

"I am the Eternal Now.  My Heart is a Fatherly Heart.  What consolation I offer to those who believe this!"

www.holylove.org


Jesus Words: 
 "I have come to set the world aflame with the Fire of My Divine Love.  I desire this Flame turns to ash all spiritual apathy and imbues each heart with the burning desire to love Me - The Lord their God."

"Like a fertile field, I will cultivate each heart until it burgeons forth with Divine Love.  The Holy Spirit will make fertile that which has been dry and unproductive.  But this transformation cannot take place until the heart of man yields to Divine Love, surrendering his free will and accepting the Divine."

"It is not My desire that anyone be oppressed by authority in governments or otherwise;  but rather that all be united in Holy Love, working towards the same goal - the salvation of souls through righteousness.  Therefore, understand that where authority is feared, there is the hand of evil;  for I am never in fear - but in love."

"My brothers and sisters, never give in to discouragement in any situation.  Discouragement is Satan's tool . Persevere, hoping for victory.  Do not presume that defeat is on its way, for you never know the action grace will take."
"Make your prayer one in which you surrender to God's Holy and Divine Will;  then the victory is won."
"Tonight I'm blessing you with My Blessing of Divine Love."
 


May 1, 2011
Divine Mercy Sunday - Midnight Service at the United Hearts Field
Jesus is here as He is in the Divine Mercy Image, and He has His Holiness Pope John Paul II with Him. 
The Pope says:  "Praise be to Jesus."

Jesus says:  "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."  "My Mercy is from age to age - from generation to generation and reaches from horizon to horizon.  It falls upon all people and all nations.  It cannot be ruled against by man nor judged unworthy of belief, for its origin remains Divine.  Please understand that this Mission of Holy Love is part of My Mercy."

"Where darkness pervades the world, it does so, for the darkness in hearts remains unchallenged by the Light of Truth.  Here, at this site, I have come to invite all humanity into the Light of Truth.  Here is the Truth.  The key to peace, security and prosperity is Divine Love and Divine Mercy.  But it is not enough for Me to tell you this, and for you to hear it and believe it.  You must live it.  Become mercy and love.  Only then can you bring the Light of Truth into the world around you.  Only then can the world be transformed into the New Jerusalem.  This Light of Truth is the Kingdom to come - the Kingdom of My Father's Divine Will."

"All of the natural disasters and the man-made disasters such as corrupt leadership and economic crisis are present and dominate the world today, for the Light of Truth has not been accepted and acted upon.  This is the action of free will choices, for mankind fails to see Satan's compromises or even his attacks."

"My brothers and sisters, please understand that My repeated apparitions to you here and Heaven's continual intervention are a sign of caring concern for the world situation and for each one of you.  Your prayers are being heard.  You do not see the subtle changes taking place in many hearts - changes which will bring stability where there has been chaos."

"My brothers and sisters, never side with power versus truth.  Truth is the champion of the cause of the New Jerusalem - a goal I bid you work towards.  You can and will live in the New Jerusalem if you always embrace the truth which is Holy Love."

"Tonight I desire that all people, and consequently all nations, turn with trust to My Merciful Heart.  The more you trust, the more My Mercy and Love will overflow into your hearts.  Desire this so that we can be united."

"My brothers and sisters, thank you for believing.  Many spirits will be liberated tonight, and many will believe that did not believe before.  I have come to pour My Merciful Love into the world.  You must take it to others and be My Merciful Love to others."

"My Pope, John Paul II, is extending to you his Papal Blessing, and I am blessing you with My Blessing of Divine Love."


January 21, 2011
25th Anniversary of Mary.  Protectress of the Faith

Our Lady comes as 'Protectress of the Faith'.  She says: "Praise be to Jesus."

"Under this title I come to draw together My children in the Tradition of Faith, and to protect the faith God has placed in their hearts from the onslaught of the compromise of these days.  Through the invocation of this title, I will protect the Remnant from error and from falling prey to the new secularism which claims the faith of so many people."

"This new secularism urges the faithful to believe that their conscience holds supremacy over the Ten Commandments or any formal Church teaching.  There are so many who, embracing this falsehood, slip to their perdition due to a false conscience.  A false conscience is one that has departed from the truth."

"The Messages that Heaven gives today and throughout the history of this Mission, emphasize the importance of living in the Truth, for all the Messages are but capillaries of the original call of the Protectress of the Faith.  When faith stands protected - Truth is protected."

"So today, dear children, remember to call upon your Heavenly Mother under this title 'Protectress of the Faith', and I will come immediately to your aid.  If you invoke Me as 'Protectress of the Faith' and 'Refuge of Holy Love', you will find yourselves safely within the confines of My Heart.  The title 'Protectress of the Faith' is the key to My Immaculate Heart.  The title 'Refuge of Holy Love' is My Heart."

(Note: After checking with a theologian from the diocese, the bishop rejected Our Lady's request for the title 'Protectress of the Faith' stating that there already were too many devotions to Blessed Mother and the saints.  Our Lady requested this title from the Cleveland bishop in 1987.)

Jesus: "My brothers and sisters, I come as always, hoping to open the heart of the world to holiness.  If every soul would embrace Holy Love, then in so doing embrace personal holiness, the course of human events would be greatly altered for the better.  Therefore, pray for this.  All the saints in Heaven are praying for this as well."

"Tonight I'm blessing you with My Blessing of Divine Love."


Jesus Speaks...

"I have come to converse with you concerning the current human condition in regards to the relationship of mankind with his Creator.  Currently you are experiencing much difficulty with your back.  You have to be careful, and even so, a simple everyday movement can cause much distress."

"Humanity is also in such a tenuous position.  With great care he needs to plan his strategies and calculate his next moves.  Even with this deliberation on his part, the erroneous actions of some can have great ramifications.  Mankind finds himself in such a state because he does not hold Holy Love in his heart."

"This lack of Holy Love is the cause and the effect of the fissure between mankind and his Creator."

"So today, I come to you again seeking humanity's cooperation with these Messages of Holy Love.  Holy Love cannot be compromised if you desire to be reconciled with God and with one another."

"Holy Love bespeaks a personal relationship between God and man - a relationship which must not be held up to the 'light' of human judgment.  Therefore, do not wait for others to approve of Holy Love, for you do not know what tomorrow will bring in a world so beset by disorder."


St. Joseph in Praise of Jesus.

"Today I am addressing the family of mankind who, for the most part, has departed from the path of holiness.  Once again I am joining my Son, Jesus, in an effort to spread unity through Holy Love.  In Nazareth the Holy Virgin worked with Jesus and myself to be examples of love and holiness."

"So many, so many hear this call, read these Messages, but do not respond in their hearts;  even worse, so decide to oppose Holy Love - a response not inspired by God."

"In the world family, some are so deceived they believe in a god that tells them to destroy life - a god whom they claim promotes terrorism."

"This is not the God Who made Heaven and earth.  This is not the God of Love.  The heart of the world family must be converted to the truth.  Pray for this."

 12/25, 2010
St. Joseph in praise  of Jesus."

"Today I invite you to reflect upon the Will of God the Father Who lovingly sent His Only Begotten Son into the world to redeem mankind.  Because the Son and His Holy Virginal Mother cooperated with the Divine Will, the Gates of Heaven opened forever."

"You, too, must cooperate with the Divine Will in accepting the newborn Jesus into your hearts today.  Allow Him to bless your hearts and your lives."


"My brothers and sisters, I desire every soul allow Me sovereignty over their hearts, thereby governing their thoughts, words and deeds in and through Holy and Divine Love.  This is the path to salvation."
"Tonight I'm imparting to you My Blessing of Divine Love."


Source: Ecumenical Site: Holylove.org  April '09
"Evil has become a dominant force in the world today because man's heart is not one with the Heart of God. Satan uses human emotion and psychological weakness to gain control of souls. He is using whole countries to usher in the reign of the antichrist. But do not fear; here at this site I am constructing an ark of truth. It will not succumb to evil."
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St. Michael' Message: God the Father sends me now with this most appropriate prayer for these times."                      "St. Michael, valiant warrior against errors, place your Shield of Truth over all nations of the world. Illuminate the hearts of every government leader to see the ways that Satan is separating mankind from the Will of God."

 

 

HOLY WEEK
Jesus teaches:
"My brothers and sisters, during this Holy Week I invite you to let your hearts become as mirror images of the Sacred Chambers of Our United Hearts. In that way you will come deeper into personal holiness, and you will call many graces down upon the world."
"Tonight I'm blessing you with My Blessing of Divine Love

 

"With your Sword of Truth, give all people the light to understand that all human life is the precious creation of God and must never be destroyed. Let no law be legislated that supports and protects sin.""With your sword and your Shield of Truth, place God in the center of all hearts and as the leader of all nations. Amen."

PURGATORY:
A  Poor Soul Reports:
"Purgatory should not be feared, but seen as a grace. But at the same time, souls should do all in their power to avoid imprisonment here. This is a place of reparation for sins that are forgiven but not atoned for. At the same time, it is a place of preparation for entrance to eternal joy. Here, the soul is perfected if he has not been perfected in the world. The soul is made beautiful in the Eyes of God."
"Because this is a place which prepares the soul to be in God's Presence, it is also a place of separation from God, and this is the greatest suffering of all. The soul, at his last judgment, is in God's Presence, and even temporary separation from this Perfect, Eternal Love is agonizing."

"The prayer that moves the souls most rapidly through Purgatory is the Holy Mass; next is the Holy Rosary. No one needs to believe in Purgatory to be assigned there. Purgatory is a reality - does exist - and disbelief is not an avoidance of this place of reparation. Disbelief, however, if it is dictated by your tenets of faith, can be a reason for a longer stay."
"I will speak soon about various crimes that lead a soul into Purgatory."

PURGATORY: (A Poor Soul) Reports #2:
Jesus says,
The reason this soul is relaying messages about Purgatory is to help souls in the world today to realize that the free will choices they make in every present moment affect their eternity. If souls would understand this in their hearts, there would be no personal agendas contrary to My Father's Divine Will."

She says: "Praise be to Jesus. Daughter, every soul in Purgatory is there due to imperfections in Holy Love. This is because it is flaws in Holy Love that result in every sin - from the small sin of impatience to murder or sins of the flesh. The more the heart resembles Holy Love at his judgment, the shorter his stay in Purgatory."

"Many, many are here simply because they tried to please themselves or man rather than God. They suffer desolation. Depending upon their crimes against Holy Love, they are assigned to a certain level of reparation in Purgatory. Poor souls can no longer help themselves. They cannot advance to a more comfortable level by themselves, nor can they shorten their time. They are completely dependent upon the Church Militant - on their good will."

"Sins of the flesh and sins of the tongue have their own unique levels of reparation. More souls are in Purgatory today for detraction and calumny than any other crime. If you know someone that has fallen in such a way, pray for his conversion."
"I will continue to come to you as long as it is God's Will."

PURGATORY: (A Poor Soul) Reports #3:
The poor soul says: "Praise be to Jesus."
"There are basically three forms of suffering in the regions of Purgatory. One is physical, and can be as intense as the fires of Hell. That is the lowest region. Along with this physical fire is the feeling of extreme desolation or loneliness. As the soul moves to the next level, he does not suffer so much physically as he suffers this emotional abandonment, and along with it, the spiritual suffering of being separated from God. The level of Purgatory closest to Heaven is the region where the only suffering is the longing to be united with The Eternal Now - The Eternal Good. This longing is intense."

"The souls in Purgatory suffer also from not being aware of the passage of time or how long they will be where they are. When they are prayed for or sacrifices are offered for them, their sufferings are somewhat relieved, and they are allowed some insight as to their tenure in any one circumstance. This is why prayer and sacrifice are so important to us - the poor souls." 
Source:
http://www.holylove.org
 

PURGATORY A Poor Soul -Reports: #4
 "Please understand, and help others to understand, that while there is emotional and spiritual suffering in Purgatory, there is also very intense physical suffering.  At the very lowest level, the flames are as intense as the eternal flames of Hell.  Satan, who is the enemy of all souls, always wants the worst for each soul.  If he cannot drag the sinner into his hellfire, then he tries to influence the soul to earn long hours in the fires of Purgatory."

"Knowing this, souls should try to overcome the slightest imperfection so as to earn a speedy reward in Heaven for all eternity.  Cooperate always with grace and do not allow evil to influence you.  Let the Lord take dominion over every present moment."


REPENTANCE
"Further evidence of evil is bubbling to the surface in the Middle East.  It is like a pot ready to boil over.  Many will die in their sins if the plots that are in hearts are realized.  But none of these things have to happen.  There is still time for hearts to denounce evil and turn to My Mercy.  I can reverse the effects of evil, but first mankind must surrender to Me and to the Will of My Father, which is Holy Love."

"For this reason, I repeat to you that My call to you remains urgent and of the utmost importance.  You must make this known. I desire your safety and well-being - physically, spiritually and emotionally." 
SOURCE: HOLYLOVE.ORG


October 02 2010 Message to Mirjana
(Mejugorje)
"
Dear children, Today I call you to a humble, my children, humble devotion. Your
hearts need to be just. May your crosses be your means in the battle against the
sins of the present time. May your weapon be patience and boundless love – a love
that knows to wait and which will make you capable of recognizing God's signs – that
your life, by humble love, may show the truth to all those who seek it in the
darkness of lies. My children, my apostles, help me to open the paths to my Son.
Once again I call you to pray for your shepherds. Alongside them, I will triumph.
Thank you."


 October 7, 2009: Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

 Blessed Mother says:
"Dear children, tonight on My Feast of the Holy Rosary, I have come, as My Son allows, to address all people and all nations."
"While the world and its leaders waste valuable present moments attempting to unite under false pretenses, I have come to ask that all unite in an effort of prayer --the prayer of the rosary. The rosary, My dear children, leads to peace, for it exposes truth and illuminates hearts to follow the path of righteousness which is Holy Love."
"The rosary is both armor and a weapon against evil. The rosary prayed from the heart can redirect free will so that true peace based on Holy Love becomes a goal--not false peace based on disordered self-love."
"I desire that those of My children truly consecrated to My Immaculate Heart spread the good news of this Message far and wide."
"There is always hope, dear children, so long as there is one person praying the rosary from the heart."
holylove.org


QUEENSHIP OF MARY
"I am Mary, Queen of Heaven and of Earth. I am the Guardian of this Mission and the Protectress of your Faith. Evil cannot succeed where I am welcomed and where I reign."
"Today I have come, only as My Son permits, to request that the Church restore devotion to My Holy Rosary, both in hearts and in the world. Vocations can be encouraged and strengthened through prayerful meditation on the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary. Whole families could be rescued from the ravages of addictions, promiscuity and every sort of sin."
"The rosary is a universal prayer--a universal call to conversion. Many who are not Catholic pray the rosary with more devotion than those who say they are Catholic. Allow your hearts to be won over by this prayer of the rosary."
"The world teeters on the brink of disaster. The Hand of Justice resists its rightful position upon the heart of mankind because of the devoted few who pray the rosary often--and well."
"You will please make these, My words to you, known."

WHAT IS TRUTH?
Jesus teaches: "I have come to speak to you once again about truth. Truth is all that embodies and supports the Ten Commandments. Therefore, understand that the law of Holy Love, which is the expression and composite of the two great commandments--to love God above all else and neighbor as self--is Holy Truth."

"For the soul to determine if he is living in the truth, he must do some housekeeping in his own heart. This is not unlike cleaning out a refrigerator or sorting through a stack of papers. [He smiles.] You take everything aside and sort through it, evaluating its worth. In the heart of man, everything must be evaluated in the light of Holy Love before it is allowed space within the heart."

"A heart thus 'tidied up' in Holy Love is pleasing in My sight and is an abode of My Father's Divine Will. The 'clutter' of the world is no longer a part of his moment to moment decisions."
"Here, then, is a consecration prayer to the truth that can be recited daily:"
"Dear Jesus, I petition the Heart of Your Eternal Father to wash my poor heart in the cleansing water of His Divine Will. Show me anything in my heart which opposes Holy Truth, and help me to cast it out forever."
"I understand that all truth is based on Holy Love. Only through love and humility can I live in Holy Truth. Through this Truth, which I hope to abide in now, help me to accept any illumination of conscience You choose to send me. Amen."
"Please believe Me when I tell you this is an important prayer for these times. Whole religions, sects and governments are leading people astray with Satan's lies.
Source: Ecumenical Site: holylove.org


Medjugorje Message of Our Lady 12/25/'08

“Dear children! You are running, working, gathering – but without blessing. You
are not praying! Today I call you to stop in front of the manger and to meditate on
Jesus, Whom I give to you today also, to bless you and to help you to comprehend
that, without Him, you have no future. Therefore, little children, surrender your
lives into the hands of Jesus, for Him to lead you and protect you from every evil.
Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Divine Mercy Sunday - 3:00 p.m. Service Jesus as Divine Mercy, says: "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate, your Provision, your Protection, your Mercy and your Love. Every horizon and every new beginning is My Divine Mercy upon you. Therefore, fear nothing." "Today, as you celebrate the gift of My Divine Mercy, I ask you to realize that My Mercy comes to you from My Eternal Father. It is through His Will that My Mercy came into being. It is through My Father's Will that I ask you to surrender all to Divine Mercy."  "Allow Divine Mercy and Divine Love to unite in your soul. It is in this way I will be united with you. It is in this way you will be united with My Father's Divine Will. It is in this way we will begin a new life together."              "My brothers and sisters, do not let Satan, the accuser, torment you over sins from the past which I have already forgiven. He keeps many souls in torment this way, and consequently the graces in the present moment are lost to them forever. Rather, realize that once I forgive, I also forget. Such is the depth of My Divine Mercy. I ask you to imitate My Mercy and forgive yourselves, as well. Guilt is unforgiveness of self; it stems from pride. Guilt makes your soul unbecoming; it is a tool of Satan."  "The path before you is always paved with Divine Love--so long as you embrace Holy Love and I am walking with you. My brothers and sisters, I forgive you and I love you." "I'm blessing you with My Blessing of Divine Love." Source: www.Holylove.org


Divine Mercy
Sunday 
Jesus says of His Mercy: "My Father desires that a bond of love be established between His Heart and the heart of all mankind. This is the goal of all these Messages, of all the graces given here, and of the journey through the Chambers of Our Hearts. This cannot take place until the heart of man is cast into the Ocean of My Divine Mercy. To do so, each soul must open his heart to self-knowledge--recognizing his own iniquity."
"In order to reach the pinnacle of Divine Love, the soul must first seek out My Mercy, for My Mercy is intrinsic to Divine Love. In the First Chamber--My Mother's Heart, which is Holy Love--the soul is tendered the grace to acknowledge his sins and turn with a repentant heart to My Mercy. Then, through Divine Mercy, he is led through the subsequent Chambers."
"I tell you, Divine Love and Divine Mercy come together in Unitive Love. Both Love and Mercy are sorely tried by a generation that opposes Creation itself. Each time God's Divine Will is opposed the whole world suffers. Every time a prayer rises to Heaven from the heart or a message is received from Heaven or an apparition from Heaven takes place, the negative force of sin is opposed."
"I am much offended by mankind's rationalization of the truth. He rationalizes sin to be good--even a right. This is nothing more than Satan's lies which are freely accepted by a generation devoted to self-love. This type of irrational thinking has infiltrated leadership in the world and in the Church."
"Here in these Messages, I am taking you to the depth of spirituality and to the height of spiritual fulfillment; yet, I am unable, for the most part, to reach the very ones who could most benefit from what I say. It is always pride that is tricked into opposing Heaven's goals and mankind's salvation."
"Tonight I am coming to you as your Merciful Jesus--not ready to accuse, but ready to forgive. Turn your hearts to Me and allow Me to fill you with My Mercy. Do not wait for a more crucial hour when you might turn to Me out of fear. Turn to Me now out of love."
"My Mother, who assists Me in My every need, is forming under Her Mantle of Love, an army of victim souls. These victims of love sacrifice and pray for the conversion of unbelievers and the unity of all mankind in Our United Hearts. These victims must not take pride in their suffering or sacrificial lives. This defeats My purpose, as Victimhood should be offered as charity--the right hand not noticing what the left is doing."
"A great portion of My Mercy is this Mission here, which I am filling with My grace."
"My Mercy takes root in the soul the first moment the soul feels contrition for his sins. Tonight I am opening the floodgate of My Mercy upon this Site. Many will recall unconfessed sins. I will listen with compassion to every petition as though it were the hallowed 3:00 hour--the Hour of Mercy. Unresolved problems will find their solution."
"I have lifted this Mission up and out of the reach of Satan in My Mercy and Love. My Provision will shine forth now and will always be here."
"My brothers and sisters, solemnly I tell you, that unless mankind turns with loving hearts to My Merciful Heart, they will suffer the consequences of all the hypocrisy that is in the world today. With sincerity turn to My Mercy, and with sincerity spread these Messages."
"I'm blessing you with My Blessing of Divine Love."
Source: holylove.org


SPECIAL PRAYER TO JESUS FOR SELF AND OTHERS

Jesus, I trust in You. I know that You love me. I desire that every obstacle between us be removed.
Take from my heart every morsel of unforgiveness so that I can be completely yours.
Help me to forgive those who have hurt me,
have lied about me, have gossiped about me,
were jealous of me, have stolen from me, or have abused me in any way.
Then plunge me deep into Your most Sacred Heart.
Cover me with your most precious blood. Do not allow me to resist your love again through unforgiveness of another. Amen.


THE FRIENDS OF JESUS:
A NEW BOOK FOR CHILDREN BY THE POPE
 
VATICAN CITY, 22 JUL 2010 (VIS) - "The Friends of Jesus" is the title of a new book for children by Benedict XVI in which he recounts the story of the twelve Apostles and St. Paul.
 
  The book, forty-eight pages long and illustrated by the Italian artist Franco Vignazia, has been published by the publishing house San Giuliano Milanese. It brings together a number of passages from the Pope's catecheses in his Wednesday general audiences, according to the "Osservatore Romano" newspaper.
 
  The prologue is by the Spanish priest Fr. Julian Carron, president of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation.
 
  "One upon a time there was a small group of men who, one day two thousand years ago, met a young man who walked the roads of Galilee. Each had his own job and family but, in an instant, their lives changed. They were called Andrew and John, Peter, Matthew, Thomas, etc. They were twelve and we know them today as the 'Apostles'. ... In Jerusalem at that time everyone knew that they were Jesus' 'friends'. ... Later they were joined by St. Paul ... who from being a persecutor of Christians became the greatest witness to Jesus", writes Fr. Carron.
 
  Fr. Carron likewise explains that in this work Benedict XVI "takes us by the hand and accompanies us as we discover who Jesus' first companions were, how they met Him and were conquered by Him to the point that they never abandoned Him".
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Christmas Message 12/24/10

"I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." "The Word was
made Flesh and
lay meekly in a manger.  I did not come to wield the sickle of power over mankind but to call all humanity to their reclamation.  It is the same today.  Here at this site I call all mankind to conversion.  The Message here is Holy Love;  just as the message I taught when I walked among you was Holy Love.  Yet I am opposed today just as I was then." 
  "Holy Love is only your demise if you seek to oppose it - even destroy it;  then all that you sought to oppose will stand against you in this life and in the next.  You will never be at peace if you give your heart over to worldly passions such as love of power and esteem, love of money, love
of reputation." 
            "How can you find peace when you pursue the destruction of someone else's reputation in words or in actions?  How can you be at peace when you disregard the needs of others?  Peace is in loving God and neighbor.  Until everyone lives in Holy Love, true peace will be elusive."   "I came to earth as Prince of Peace.  I am with you still today as Prince of Peace.  True peace is Holy Love in the heart."

December 24, 2010
Public
 --Visionary says:  I see a great Flame above a globe of the earth.  A voice says:  "I Am God the Father.  I come to envelope the world with My Divine Will which is Divine Love.  I come to correct and to remonstrate those who do not live in Holy Love."             "When the Word was made Flesh, it was the Will of this Eternal Heart which beats with love for all humanity.  My Son came to save every soul, and to open the Gates of Heaven - the Gates of Truth." "Today, dear children, realize it is the Will of your Eternal Father - the One Who is speaking to you now - that places you in time and space, and in every situation you find yourself in at this present moment.  There are those who find themselves in positions of great authority, esteem and power.  But they do not realize that it is I Who allow them to be there.  They have replaced their love of Me in their hearts with the love of all that is passing.  They clothe thought, word and action in falsehoods while presenting them as truth through the title or position I have placed them in.  They might lead with the threat of reprisal.  Those whom I so address, recognize yourselves!  Your eternity depends upon it."                    [Now the Flame bursts forward and engulfs the globe of  the world.]  When you stand in final judgment before My Son, you will be stripped of earthly wealth, power, authority and reputation.  It will not matter who befriended you, believed in you or how influential or wealthy you were on earth.  The only thing that will matter is the amount of Holy Love in your heart.  I have said it.  You must live it."               "The time approaches when each of you will need to make difficult choices - choices which will affect the future of the world.  Choose to follow My Divine Will which is Holy Love;  then I will support your decisions.  I will protect you and lead you.  I am a loving Father.  Love Me in return."                         "In all that I am telling you, comprehend that nothing matters in this life except your own salvation which you earn through living in Holy Love.  The prize has been won for you but it is up to you to claim it." 


January 1, 2011
Feast of the Mother of God -
New Year's Day Blessed Mother's Message: I am Mary, Mother of God:" 

"The year ahead holds many challenges in the Mission, on the world stage and in individual hearts.  Every challenge will be matched with a commensurate amount of grace from My Heart.  It is important to remember this - My promise of assistance in any need."

"Natural disasters will ebb and flow like the tide of the sea coming in waves.  The Mission here will take on a new role - an important role during these times of mounting distress.  Thus you will see more and more turn to this Mission and the spiritual journey offered here."

"The Rosary of the Unborn is beginning to bridge the gap between Heaven and earth.  Please express My thanks to all those instrumental in this effort."

"The light of truth emanating from this Mission will shine even brighter during the coming year, exposing hypocrisy and lies that the enemy spreads about the good being accomplished here.  It will become more and more difficult for the enemy to work covertly.  This will be a real grace for the Mission."

"Do not be alarmed by anything that occurs around you or in the world. Remember My promise of grace to match every event or attack."


Blessed Mother's Message for New Year:
"My Son allows Me to come once again to speak to all hearts and every nation in anticipation of the celebration of My feast day tomorrow."

"As a new year dawns over the face of the earth, My prayer is that all hearts be convicted in the truth. You will be given the grace to see that all truth is based on Holy Love. For in this truth is the realization of all creation and salvation, as well. When the revelation of this eternal truth comes, do not reject it out of pride or fear but draw close to God and repent of your failures in Holy Love."
"Satan's strength is strong today, but temporary. You must be stronger than any evil, My children, and cling to Holy Love as your life preserver amidst the ocean of these evil times. As your Mother and Refuge, I am protecting you--protecting your faith and directing your footsteps along the path of righteousness."
"The world has slipped into moral degeneration, and God's commandments have become a mockery. You continue to have wars as a result of this disregard for righteousness. The year ahead holds no promise of resolution unless hearts embrace Holy Love. Natural disasters, as well, will visit many areas of earth due to free will choices. Do not be amazed, dear children, as what I relate to you today unfolds."Source: www.holylove.org



LENT 2011 
Jesus dictated the following meditations for the Stations of the Cross:

I. JESUS IS CONDEMNED TO DEATH
"Jesus, many who witnessed Your miracles agreed on Your death sentence.  Have mercy on those who witness the miracles at this site but still refuse to believe."

II. JESUS CARRIES HIS CROSS
"You accepted this Cross out of love for Your Father's Divine Will and love of me.  Help me to accept the crosses I am given for love of You."

III. JESUS FALLS THE FIRST TIME
"Jesus, I offer to the Father this first fall.  I ask the Father to help me never to fall into mortal sin."

IV. JESUS MEETS HIS MOTHER
"Jesus, I join you now in this present moment in consoling the Sorrowful Heart of Your Mother."

V. SIMON UNWILLINGLY HELPS JESUS CARRY HIS CROSS
"Jesus, help me to accept the crosses You send with love. Help me always to be a willing instrument in Your Hands."

VI. VERONICA WIPES THE FACE OF JESUS
"Through love of You, help me to wipe out all my sinful inclinations, Jesus."

VII. JESUS FALLS THE SECOND TIME
"Jesus, do not let me repeat my sins.  Keep me from falling."

VIII. JESUS CONSOLES THE WOMEN IN JERUSALEM
"Console me, Jesus, so that I do not become discouraged by my sinful inclinations."

IX. JESUS FALLS A THIRD TIME
"Jesus, help me to rise above my sins, and to pursue personal holiness."

X. JESUS IS STRIPPED OF HIS GARMENTS
"Jesus, strip me of all that stands between us."

XI. JESUS IS NAILED TO THE CROSS
"Jesus, the nails pierced Your Flesh just as my sins pierced Your Heart.  Forgive me."

XII. JESUS DIES ON THE CROSS
"You stayed on the Cross until death, dear Jesus.  It was not the nails that held you there but love of Your Father's Will.  Help me to love God's Will for me - no matter the cost."

XIII. JESUS IS TAKEN DOWN FROM THE CROSS
"Jesus, Your Sorrowful Mother held You in Her Arms.  I ask Your Sorrowing Mother now to forgive me for any sins I committed that You died for.  I ask Mary to present my contrite heart to Her Son."

XIV. JESUS IS LAID IN THE SEPULCHRE
"Lovingly, Your Mother prepared Your Broken Body for the tomb, Jesus.  Ask Your Mother to lovingly prepare my heart torn by sin, to receive You in Holy Communion."

"After each Station, simply say:" 
"Jesus, meek and humble of Heart, make my heart like unto Thine."


Join us each day until Christmas Eve for our Christmas Novena. Let us pray especially to the PRINCE OF PEACE for PEACE ON EARTH this Christmas....

Each Day: INVITATORY and PROPHECIES:
REFRAIN: The Lord our King Who is to come, O hasten to adore Him.

PROPHECIES: #1: Rejoice, O daughter of Sion, and be filled with joy, O daughter of Jerusalem, for behold the Lord shall come and in that day there shall be a great light and the mountains shall bring forth sweetness, and the hills shall flow with milk and honey for a great prophet is coming and He will renovate Jerusalem.

#2: Behold, He Who is God and Man shall come forth from the house of David to sit upon His throne, and when you see Him then your heart shall be joyful.

#3: Behold, the Lord shall come, our protector the Holy One of Israel, wearing on His head a kingly crown; and He will rule from sea to sea and from the river to the utmost bounds of the earth.

#4: Behold the Lord shall appear and He shall not deceive! If He does delay, be waiting for Him, for He shall come and He will not tarry.

#5: The Lord will descend as rain upon the fields; His justice shall rise in those days and there shall be peace in abundance; and all the kingss of the earth shall adore Him; all nations shall serve Him.

#6: An Infant shall be born to us and He shall be called the God of strength. He will sit on the throne of His father David and He shall rule us, upon whose shoulders has been placed all power.

#7: Bethlehem, thou city of the Most High, out of thee shall go forth He Who rules Israel; and His going forth will be like the dawning light that begins the everlasting day; and He shall be praised in the midst of the universe and peace will be on earth, at the coming of the Lord.

REJOICE O YE HEAVENS Rejoice, O you Heavens, and on earth be exultation, praise the Lord, O you mountains. O mountains, break forth into sounds of gladness, and let the hills sing of justice.
For He who is our Lord is coming and he will show mercy to his poor ones.
Be-dew us, heavens, from above and let the clouds rain down the Just One; let the earth be opened and bud forth the Savior.
O Lord, keep us in remembrance and come to us bringing salvation. Show your mercy unto us O Lord and with your salvation visit us.
Send forth, O Lord, the Lamb who will govern all the earth, from the rock in the desert to the mountain of the daughter of Sion.
Come forth to deliver us, O Lord, God of power, show your countenance and salvation shall come to us. Come forth, O Lord and visit us in peacefulness, so that we may rejoice before you with a perfect heart. So that we may know, O Lord, your ways upon earth, and all the nations shall know your salvation. Stir up, O Lord, your power and come, so you can save us.
Come forth, O Lord and do not tarry; do away with the offences of the people. Would that you migh break through the heavens and come down, before your countenance the mountains shall melt away.
Come, Lord and show your face to us, you whose throne is above the cherubim.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

THE LITTLE CHAPTER:
The Lamb without stain enters in for us as One who leads the way, for He is made a High Priest forever and for endless ages, according to the order of Melchisadech. He is Himself the King of justice whose generation shall have no ending.
Response: Thanks be to God.
HYMN: O Rise and Hear that Voice so Clear come ringing through the darkness drear, and bid the gloom and shadows fly, for Christ in splendor shines on high.
The Lamb of God is sent below, himself to pay the debt we owe, for mercy now let all people plead, repent for every sinful deed.
The Blessed Author of all time becomes a man to free from crime, and save the souls that once he made, in his own flesh our ransom paid.
To God the Father glory be, to him who comes to set us free, to Holy Spirit be all praise, through length of years and endless days. Amen.

ANTIPHONS: O Root of Jesse, Who art a Standard-bearer for the people, before Whom even the mouths of rulers shall be silent, to Whom shall pray the people of the Gentiles, Come forth to deliver us; hasten now and do not tarry.

OUR LADY'S CANTICLE:
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. For he has regarded the lowliness of his handmaid and from this time on, all generatons shall call me blessed. For the Almighty has done great things for me and Holy is his name. And his mercy is from generation to generation to those who fear him. With his right arm he has done mightily. He has scattered those who are proud in heart. He has put down the powerful from their places and the humble he has lifted up on high. He has received his servant Israel calling to mind his mercy. According to the promise which he gave to our Fathers, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be world without end. Amen.
 
LET US PRAY: Hasten, we beseech you, O Lord, do not delay, and grant us the asssistance of your grace from above that we who confide in your goodness, may be aided by the consolation of your coming, who live and reign with the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.

CHRISTMAS NOVENA By Rev. Joseph Nolan & Ssr. M. Xavier, Ad.PP.S. Copyright: 1959 by World Library of Sacred Music, Cincinnati, Ohio. Reprint permission requested

 

   Poem from India
         "GOD"

God is common for all, we are  common to God.

God is waiting on us, we are waiting on God.

This is a great love to each other, we must pray with God. 

                                 

He certainly saved us;  God is sensbity.

We can see it on his power, so we must believe on his power.  God is our Father!

We are God's child so; we must pray with God.

 

Please save us God, Father. Please give us

power to live in the world. Please be keeping peace.

My Lord Father in Heaven.

You have uncountable power!

 

Written in Nepal, Where God's word is reaching around

all corner's of the earth.   

Written by Rajendra kumar  Ghimire    Oct.31,2003

                   Nepal

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PRAYER FOR UNITY & PEACE AMONG ALL PEOPLE
 "Heavenly Father, we come to Your Paternal Heart seeking peace amongst all people and all nations. Bring into harmony with Your Divine Will all human life, all of nature--even the cosmos itself. Protect all of creation from Satan's destructive plans. We know that war must be in hearts before it is in the world. Inspire all mankind, dear Father, to choose love of God and neighbor, which leads to true peace, for we know this is Your Will for us. Prayer in the present moment: At each moment... "I choose with my free will to love God above all else, and my neighbor as myself. I choose this--Holy Love in the present moment--and seek God's help in doing so in every future moment. Amen.
(Prayer dictated by Our Lord Jesus Christ)

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CONSECRATION OF HEARTS TO HOLY TRINITY
Our Heavenly Father offers help for humanity in these conflicted times of world disaster and alienation from God's will: CONSECRATION OF THE HEART OF THE WORLD TO THE BLESSED TRINITY using the following prayer: "Heavenly Father, in  in this present moment, which You have created and willed, I,  (name ) do hereby consecrate the heart of this country, (name) to the United Hearts of the Holy Trinity in union with the Immaculate Heart of Mary." "If enough accomplish this and answer My request, you will gradually see governments change their policies, and finally, the heart of the world will return to innocence."
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OUR HEAVENLY FATHER'S HEART...
October 24, 2013 Once again, I see a Great Flame - the Heart of God the Father.  He says:  "I Am the Eternal Now - Creator of All." 

"Everything I create, I create with Love - for I am Love.  My Hand of Love creates each soul.  Every soul is meant to become Eternal Love, which is Holy Love that will follow the soul into eternity." 

"Holy Love in the heart of the soul is the alpha and the omega of human existence.  All that transgresses love is evil.  The first reason to love is that I created you out of love to love.  All else, every other love the soul embraces, must follow this primary love." 

"If the soul loves only to serve self, his love is empty and temporary.  Holy and Divine Love enrich the soul's purpose in life and follow him into eternity." 

"Be eternal love in the present moment in the world." 
August 6, 2013  I see the Great Flame that is the Heart of God the Father. He says: "I am the Eternal Now - Father of All Humanity. Today, My Heart is saddened by the distortion of Truth. My children have concocted their own truths to suit their life styles. My Son's Mournful Heart is a ...

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The Home Journey with Jesus
October 7, 2014 Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Blessed Mother is here as Our Lady of Grace. She is framed by the Rosary of the Unborn. She says: "Praise be to Jesus." "I come to you today as your Mother, your Refuge, and Queen of the Most Holy Rosary. Jesus sends Me to tell you that unless ...
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NOVENA TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER
PRAYER TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER
"Heavenly Father, Eternal Now, Creator of the Universe, Splendor of Heaven, listen with compassion to Your children who cry out to You. Pour out upon the earth Your Provision, Your Mercy, Your Love. With the winnowing fan of Your Divine Will, separate good from evil ...

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Cure of Ars Speaks to Priests 
May 24, 2014 Remonstrations to All Clergy from St. John Vianney, the Cure D'Ars   TO ALL CLERGY FROM ST. JOHN VIANNEY, THE CURE D'ARS INTRO TO REMONSTRATIONS TO ALL CLERGY: "St. John Vianney, the Cure D'Ars says: "Praise be to Jesus." "My brothers, I come to ...
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TRUE DEVOTION TO MARY BY ST. LOUIS DE MONTFORT
INTRODUCTION OF SAINT LOUIS MARIE DE MONTFORT

1. It was through the Blessed Virgin Mary that Jesus came into the world, and it is also through her that he must reign in the world.

2. Because Mary remained hidden during her life she is called by the Holy Spirit and the Church "Alma Mater", Mother hidden and unknown. So great was her humility that she desired nothing more upon earth than to remain unknown to herself and to others, and to be known only to God.

3. In answer to her prayers to remain hidden, poor and lowly, God was pleased to conceal her from nearly every other human creature in her conception, her birth, her life, her mysteries, her resurrection and assumption. Her own parents did not really know her; and the angels would often ask one another, "Who can she possibly be?", for God had hidden her from them, or if he did reveal anything to them, it was nothing compared with what he withheld.

4. God the Father willed that she should perform no miracle during her life, at least no public one, although he had given her the power to do so. God the Son willed that she should speak very little although he had imparted his wisdom to her.

Even though Mary was his faithful spouse, God the Holy Spirit willed that his apostles and evangelists should say very little about her and then only as much as was necessary to make Jesus known.

5. Mary is the supreme masterpiece of Almighty God and he has reserved the knowledge and possession of her for himself. She is the glorious Mother of God the Son who chose to humble and conceal her during her lifetime in order to foster her humility. He called her "Woman" as if she were a stranger, although in his heart he esteemed and loved her above all men and angels. Mary is the sealed fountain and the faithful spouse of the Holy Spirit where only he may enter. She is the sanctuary and resting-place of the Blessed Trinity where God dwells in greater and more divine splendour than anywhere else in the universe, not excluding his dwelling above the cherubim and seraphim. No creature, however pure, may enter there without being specially privileged.

6. I declare with the saints: Mary is the earthly paradise of Jesus Christ the new Adam, where he became man by the power of the Holy Spirit, in order to accomplish in her wonders beyond our understanding. She is the vast and divine world of God where unutterable marvels and beauties are to be found. She is the magnificence of the Almighty where he hid his only Son, as in his own bosom, and with him everything that is most excellent and precious. What great and hidden things the all- powerful God has done for this wonderful creature, as she herself had to confess in spite of her great humility, "The Almighty has done great things for me." The world does not know these things because it is incapable and unworthy of knowing them.

7. The saints have said wonderful things of Mary, the holy City of God, and, as they themselves admit, they were never more eloquent and more pleased than when they spoke of her. And yet they maintain that the height of her merits rising up to the throne of the Godhead cannot be perceived; the breadth of her love which is wider than the earth cannot be measured; the greatness of the power which she wields over one who is God cannot be conceived; and the depths of her profound humility and all her virtues and graces cannot be sounded. What incomprehensible height! What indescribable breadth! What immeasurable greatness! What an impenetrable abyss!

8. Every day, from one end of the earth to the other, in the highest heaven and in the lowest abyss, all things preach, all things proclaim the wondrous Virgin Mary. The nine choirs of angels, men and women of every age, rank and religion, both good and evil, even the very devils themselves are compelled by the force of truth, willingly or unwillingly, to call her blessed. 
According to St. Bonaventure, all the angels in heaven unceasingly call out to her: "Holy, holy, holy Mary, Virgin Mother of God." They greet her countless times each day with the angelic greeting, "Hail, Mary", while prostrating themselves before her, begging her as a favour to honour them with one of her requests. According to St. Augustine, even St. Michael, though prince of all the heavenly court, is the most eager of all the angels to honour her and lead others to honour her. At all times he awaits the privilege of going at her word to the aid of one of her servants.

9. The whole world is filled with her glory, and this is especially true of Christian peoples, who have chosen her as guardian and protectress of kingdoms, provinces, dioceses, and towns. Many cathedrals are consecrated to God in her name. There is no church without an altar dedicated to her, no country or region without at least one of her miraculous images where all kinds of afflictions are cured and all sorts of benefits received. Many are the confraternities and associations honouring her as patron; many are the orders under her name and protection; many are the members of sodalities and religious of all congregations who voice her praises and make known her compassion. There is not a child who does not praise her by lisping a Hail Mary. There is scarcely a sinner, however hardened, who does not possess some spark of confidence in her. The very devils in hell, while fearing her, show her respect. 
10. And yet in truth we must still say with the saints: De Maria numquam satis : We have still not praised, exalted, honoured, loved and served Mary adequately. She is worthy of even more praise, respect, love and service.

11. Moreover, we should repeat after the Holy Spirit, "All the glory of the king's daughter is within", meaning that all the external glory which heaven and earth vie with each other to give her is nothing compared to what she has received interiorly from her Creator, namely, a glory unknown to insignificant creatures like us, who cannot penetrate into the secrets of the king.

12. Finally, we must say in the words of the apostle Paul, "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor has the heart of man understood" the beauty, the grandeur, the excellence of Mary, who is indeed a miracle of miracles of grace, nature and glory. "If you wish to understand the Mother," says a saint, "then understand the Son. She is a worthy Mother of God." Hic taceat omnis lingua : Here let every tongue be silent.

13. My heart has dictated with special joy all that I have written to show that Mary has been unknown up till now, and that that is one of the reasons why Jesus Christ is not known as he should be.
If then, as is certain, the knowledge and the kingdom of Jesus Christ must come into the world, it can only be as a necessary consequence of the knowledge and reign of Mary. She who first gave him to the world will establish his kingdom in the world.

Source: Monftort Publications, Bay Shore, New York 11706
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GOD IS LOVE"-- WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
December 2, 2013  "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." 

"The reason I have come and continue to appear here and around the world is to draw all souls into Divine Love and, subsequently, their own salvation.  Unfortunately, the ones I have chosen to lead in My efforts do not support one another.  Many - through pride - choose to oppose Me." 

"Today, I come once again, to draw all people and all nations into unity in the Truth.  Do not engage in small battles to protect egos.  There are greater battles which must be waged, and greater victories which must be won.  The good should not discredit the good.  In the end they will be proven not so much the ones to listen to, but the ones who should have listened!" 

"The solution to many current problems is unity in Truth, for outside of this unity, there is no Truth and no peace.  Often, mortal lives and souls are lost, for the ones I call to lead, refuse to listen.  History repeats itself to no avail.  Look at the context of My words to you today.  Pay attention!  Listen and heed!  The future of the world lies in acceptance of the Truth!"

December 2, 2013  Jesus is here with His Heart exposed.  He says:  "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." 

"My brothers and sisters, whenever the Truth is challenged in your presence, call upon St. Joseph, for he is the Defender and the Protector of the Truth.  He will give you the words to undo all of Satan's lies." 

"Tonight I'm blessing you with My Blessing of Divine Love." 
December 2, 2013 "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."  "The reason I have come and continue to appear here and around the world is to draw all souls into Divine Love and, subsequently, their own salvation.  Unfortunately, the ones I have chosen to lead in My ...

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SERMON on LOVE by SAINT BERNARD, Doctor of the Church
"I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." 

"I will tell you why the Truth is so important in pulling the world back into a relationship with The Father and Me.  The Truth uncovers all of Satan's deceit in world leaders, in religion, in the economy and in personal character, as well.  The Truth is the reality of the facts.  The Ten Commandments cannot be redefined to suit personal agendas.  Thus, moral degeneration is just that - moral degeneration.  Freedoms cannot be altered to mean freedom to sin or freedom to abuse authority.  The human intellect cannot make up its own Truth and call it reality, for Truth remains the Truth always and is unchangeable." 

"Everyone is accountable to God for their adherence to the Truth.  My coming Victory and the New Jerusalem will be a Victory of Truth.  It is only then that there will be no duplicity in hearts."
 

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HOW SHOULD A PERSON PRAY? 
HOW SHOULD A PERSON PRAY? 
St. Augustine answers this question in this powerful lecture...to a noble Roman lady, Proba Faltonia, wife of a Roman Consul.
Augustine, bishop, servant of Christ and of the Servants of Christ, gives greeting in the Lord of lords To Proba; servant of God (c. 412)

Mindful of your request and my promise to write you something on prayer to God, whenever time and opportunity should be available by the bounty of Him to whom we pray, I should since have paid my debt and given my tribute to your loving desire in the charity of Christ. I have no words to express my joy on receiving your request, which showed me how much importance you attach to this great duty. For what occupation is more fitting for your widowhood than to persevere in prayer night and day, according to the advice of the Apostle? As you know, he says: 'But she that is a widow indeed and desolate, has trusted in the Lord and continues in prayers night and day.'2 It might seem a strange thing, since you are noble according to this world, as well as rich and the mother of such a great family, and not desolate, although a widow, that the attraction of prayer should have taken hold of your heart, and laid strong claim to it, but you have a wise understanding of the fact that no soul can be free of danger in this world and in this life.

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Accomodate People to live a good life

November 27, 2013 Blessed Mother says:  "Praise be to Jesus." 

"Today, dear children, I invite you to fully realize the term 'accommodate'.  To accommodate someone means to make allowances or adjustments so as to make someone comfortable.  This is exactly what society is doing today on a moral level.  Laws are being passed and attitudes are being accepted in order to accommodate those who wish to practice sin." 

"However, God does not bend His Laws to accommodate anyone. God does not desire that anyone be more comfortable with committing sin.  Dear children, human acceptance is not the same as acceptance from God.  You cannot force God to change His Laws because it would accommodate your sinful nature." 

"It is the sinner who must change - not the Laws of God.  It is mankind who needs to accommodate God, for God does not change His dictates."


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St. Micheal Archangel
September 29, 2013
Feast of the Archangels - St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael 

I heard a swishing sound which proved to be St. Michael's Sword slicing through the air as he arrived.  He says:  "Praise be to Jesus." 

"Years ago, I told you that as much power as God has given me, I am completely helpless in the face of man's free will.  This is still true and always will be.  God is the respecter of free will choice.  This is why it is so important that free will is formed in and guided by the Truth." 

"The Truth upholds and respects the Ten Commandments and, consequently, human dignity.  Today's culture reflects the moral degeneration of bad free will choices." 

"I am always ready to help any soul to vanquish the enemy of his salvation.  I am the strength this generation needs to overcome the rebellious spirit which promotes untruth." 

"On my Shield you see the Symbol of the United Hearts.  It is the spiritual journey through the Chambers of the United Hearts that triumphs over the evil of untruth in souls.  Satan fears this Symbol." 

"Make it known." 

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MARY, PROTECTRESS OF THE FAITH

Blessed Mother says:  "Praise be to Jesus." 

"So long I have waited to impart these words to you and through you to all humanity.  I come to you as Refuge of the Tradition of Faith." [She has a sparkling cross over Her Chest where Her Heart would be.] 

She continues. "Several times over this last month - a month dedicated to the Poor Souls - you were visited by what you thought was a Bishop or Cardinal.  He was in flames and he frightened you.  Even his crosier was aflame. He was representative of those given charge over souls who do notsupport the True Tradition of Faith.  He is symbolic of those who propagate untruth and abuse their positions of authority." 

"It would be much more pleasant if I did not have to bring this to your attention; but, these times dictate wisdom in discerning the Truth.  If I did not point out the dangers of these times, I would not be a good and loving Mother." 

"At the same time, I tell you, that with one well-prayed rosary, you can turn a heart from error to Truth.  So, this is the hour that you must pray.  Pray against the pharisaical spirit that presents itself as all-knowing but transgresses Truth.  Pray for yourselves, as well, that you remain humble advocates of Holy Love despite any opposition." 

"The Remnant Faithful are scattered throughout the world but united in the Refuge of My Heart.  This is your secure Fortress of Truth and Peace." 


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THE POWER OF THE ROSARY RECITED WITH LOVE IN HEART
October 7, 2013  Feast of The Holy Rosary

Our Lady is here as Mary, Refuge of Holy Love. She is holding the Mournful Heart of Jesus with the Rosary of the Unborn wrapped around it. She says: "Praise be to Jesus."

"This is Heaven's Peace Accord with earth. Pray the Rosary of the Unborn for an end to abortion. This will console the Mournful Heart of My Son and resolve the differences which divide you. If you listen, dear children, you will have peace. If you continue on your path of self-destruction, I cannot protect you from the consequences. It is by your efforts the future can change. Please realize the passage of time brings the fulfillment of My Words to you ever closer."

"Abortion is the bad fruit of the compromise of Truth and the abuse of authority: the grievances which mourn My Beloved Son's Heart with intensity. It is by the Rosary of the Unborn this can change, hearts can change and the evil of abortion stopped. You must help Me. I beg your assistance."

"Dear children, if you pray the Rosary of the Unborn or the Chaplet of the Unborn against abortion, then you are doing all you can in the present moment to console My Son's Most Mournful Heart. This is the sin that most epitomizes the narcissism of the heart of the world today and calls upon God's Justice."

"Your prayers can save lives."

"Dear children, your presence here today makes Me very happy and makes My Day special. Your prayers, dear children, are important to Me - most especially to end abortion."

"I tell you, once again, solemnly, that you will not have peace in the world until you have peace in the womb. God protects and honors the good, but He opposes all evil."

"Today, dear children, I am blessing everything on you, and with you, and I'm extending to you My Special Blessing."

October 7, 2013  Feast of The Holy Rosary

Treatise on the Rosary

Blessed Mother says: "Praise be to Jesus."
"Some things must not remain under the cover of darkness any longer. One of these of great importance is the power of a rosary well said. Dear children, realize that the rosary you hold in your hands is the weapon Satan fears. Therefore, he does all in his power to discourage its use and to discount its merits."
"Your rosaries, dear children, are a lifeline to Heaven. Through the rosary, I, your Mother, can feed you with the nutrients of My Grace. I can nourish your souls with strong virtues and help you to determine God's Will in the present moment."
"The rosary deters evil inclinations and encourages deeper personal holiness. With your rosaries, dear children, you can stop abortions, wars and every type of injustice against human dignity. These days, apostasy has separated the faithful and confused even the most ardent children of Mine. You have the right to believe in and follow these Messages and the spirituality of all that is offered here. No one has the right to dictate to the interior forum of your soul. The many rosaries that have been discouraged and stopped here will carry weight at judgment."
"When you pray the rosary, pray with love in your heart. Do not just recite words. The more love you have in your heart, the more powerful your prayers. I receive your every prayer and join it to My Own. Then I present our prayers to My Beloved Son. He awaits our prayers with great anticipation. He has a purpose for every rosary - every prayer - always for the welfare of souls. Every prayer is of value, whether it is an entire rosary or just a few Hail Marys. I tell you yet again, God has given you the right to pray when you want - where you want. Let no one discourage you."
"The rosary, dear children, is a share of God's Mercy in the world today. Cling to His Mercy. Cling to your rosaries. It is a sign to Satan that you belong to Me."
"When you pray the rosary with a loving heart, dear children, unite your prayer to every Hail Mary being recited in the present moment around the world. That way, I can send stronger nutrients of grace into your hearts and your lives. Such a rosary can deliver the most hardened sinner from Purgatory, convert the stoniest of hearts, strengthen vocations and resolve discord."
"Take seriously My Call to you to pray the Rosary of the Unborn to put an end to abortion. This is the hope of an end to this evil. I assure you, all of Heaven is praying with you. Your efforts in this regard console the Mournful Heart of My Jesus."
"I tell you, the father of all lies wants to lead you away from the prayer of the Holy Rosary and to discount its importance. If the enemy of your salvation recognizes the power of the rosary, you, My children, must recognize the strength of this prayer, as well."
"Therefore, dear little children, I come to build you up in the Truth of the worthiness of your prayers and to fortify you in the courage to persevere in an unbelieving world. Your rosaries are Satan's defeat."
 
 

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At Death Judged by Love in Our Hearts for God and man
October 19, 2013 Blessed Mother says:  "Praise be to Jesus." 

"I have come to remind the world that each soul is judged according to the degree of Holy Love in his heart when he takes his last breath.  This is the reason that this Mission is of such importance - more important than a mission which predicts the future.  It is what the heart accepts as Truth which predicates the future.  If hearts would turn to their conversion through Holy Love, you would not need to be anxious about God's Justice and future events." 

"Once again, I remind you, God's Laws do not change to accommodate power or authority.  In God's Eyes, to be important, you must be little and childlike - never seeking importance in the eyes of man - always choosing to please God." 

"I, your Mother, urge you to live according to My words to you today." 
October 19, 2013 Blessed Mother says:  "Praise be to Jesus."  "I have come to remind the world that each soul is judged according to the degree of Holy Love in his heart when he takes his last breath.  This is the reason that this Mission is ...

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Blessed Mother Speaks to her Children


June 28, 2014  - Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary "Blessed Mother says:  "Praise be to Jesus." "Dear children, I invite you to see how much the Father cares for you.  He is nourishing you spiritually with these Messages, just as He nourished His children ...
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St. Francis of Assisi
October 4, 2013 Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis says:  "Praise be to Jesus."

"Always remain recollected in your spirit.  In that way, your presence, your being, emanate Holy Love without preaching words."

October 4, 2013
Jesus is here with His Heart exposed.  He says:  "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."

"My brothers and sisters, I invite each one and all to come deep into My Most Sacred Heart where I will reveal to you My Mournful Heart - that part of My Heart which mourns for the sins against human dignity."

"Be united in the Truth of the Ten Commandments, the embrace of which is Holy Love."

"Tonight I'm blessing you with My Blessing of Divine Love."

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MARY: PROTECTRESS OF THE FAITH

November 20, 2013 Blessed Mother says:  "Praise be to Jesus." 

"Last night, My daughter, you were given the grace of preparing a dinner for your daughter and her family.  This took much preparation by way of grocery shopping, cooking and serving.  You were given help through others, as well." 

"So it is with salvation.  You are given the grace to prepare and God provides assistance through others.  Some of My children are not open to the graces offered.  They have nodesire to share in the Banquet with the Heavenly Court.  They give no thought or preparation towards their destiny." 

"It is for this reason Holy Love Ministries exists:  To bring souls to the realization that they choose their own eternity and to help them to choose wisely.  The future and the past come together in the choices of the present moment.  All of creation responds to the grace of the present moment, and that response cannot be reversed." 

"So, I come to ask, once again, choose Heaven in every moment with your 'yes' to Holy Love, for it is your salvation." 


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THE TRUTH DOES NOT CHANGE WITH THE TIMES
August 13, 2014 Our Lady comes holding the Mournful Heart of Jesus in Her Hand. She says: "Praise be to Jesus." "It is very important, even urgent, that the prayer I am about to impart to you be propagated." "Most Mournful Heart of Jesus, in Your Mercy, grant me the grace of discerning good ...
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WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR FAITH
November 12, 2013 Blessed Mother says:  "Praise be to Jesus."

"I have warned you of the many ways your faith can be threatened.  Today, I wish to advise in ways your faith can be strengthened."

"Live a blameless life under obedience to the Ten Commandments, which is embodied in Holy Love.  Appeal to the Heart of the Father and the Sacred Heart of My Son for an increase in faith, for faith is a gift.  If you are Catholic, lead a sacramental life."

"These may seem like simple steps to gain an increase in faith but, in fact, they are fraught with obstacles laid in place by the enemy of all holiness.  Therefore, as you seek to strengthen the faith God has given you, you must also seek the protection of your faith that I offer.  I will never refuse such a petition."


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FREEDOM AND LOVE COINCIDE IF WE ABANDON ALL FOR CHRIST
FREEDOM AND LOVE COINCIDE IF WE ABANDON ALL FOR CHRIST  
VATICAN CITY, 27 JUN 2010 (VIS) - The Pope focused his remarks prior to praying the Angelus on this last Sunday of June to the theme of the call of Christ and the requirements it brings.     Addressing thousands of faithful ...

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Heart of Jesus a Treasure Chest of Love
November 6, 2013 "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." 

"My Heart is a Treasure Chest of Love, Mercy and Truth.  The key which unlocks this Treasure Chest is man's free will.  Through the Treasure inside My Heart, man finds salvation and a strong virtuous life." 

"This is a Treasure which never dies, but reaches into eternity.  This Eternal Treasure is much sought after in the world, but is nowhere to be found.  What takes place between the soul and the Treasure of My Heart cannot be bought or sold.  It is not a tangible, but a spiritual treasure.  It is the consolation of the dying.  It is the strength of the living.  It is the living fiber of the New Jerusalem." 

"Use the key of your free will and open this Treasure Chest." 
November 6, 2013 "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."  "My Heart is a Treasure Chest of Love, Mercy and Truth.  The key which unlocks this Treasure Chest is man's free will.  Through the Treasure inside My Heart, man finds salvation and a strong virtuous ...

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PURIFICATION AND CONFIGURATION WITH CHRIST
PURIFICATION AND CONFIGURATION WITH CHRIST  
VATICAN CITY, 3 NOV 2010 (VIS) - In today's general audience, which was held in the Paul VI Hall, the Pope dedicated his attention to Margaret d'Oingt, who was born in 1240 "to a powerful family of old Lyonese nobility".     ...

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GOD'S REMNANT FAITHFUL
November 3, 2013 "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." "Just as I told My disciples to gather the fragments of the loaves left over from the Miracle of the Loaves and the Fishes, I am gathering the 'fragments' of the Remnant Faithful into My Mournful Heart. My Mournful Heart is the Refuge from all abuse of authority and compromise of Truth of the present day. The day is coming when Truth will be scorned by authority. Those who do not seek out My Mournful Heart will be misled and easily fooled." "So I come to you at this site to gather the 'fragments' - the 'crumbs' - of the Remnant Faithful. There is nothing to fear if you cling to the Truths of the faith set before you by past generations.* Do not allow your faith to be compromised by false unity under one religion. This One World Religion is the Spoiler of your True Faith." "Plainly, I point out to you today, it is the abuse of authority and the compromise of Truth which will be set in place to destroy the faith. This is why I offer to you the Refuge of My Mournful Heart." *This refers to the True Tradition of Faith. November 3, 2013 St. Joseph is here. He says: "Praise be to Jesus." "I come at the command of God the Father. The Eternal Father desires to take dominion over the heart of every family by their obedience to His Ten Commandments. Remember always, that the embrace of the Ten Commandments is Holy Love. Give thanks for this Message." "Tonight I'm extending to you my Fatherly Blessing."
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TRUSTING IN GOD'S LOVE IN OUR DAILY LIVES
TRUSTING IN GOD'S LOVE IN OUR DAILY LIVES 
  VATICAN CITY, 27 FEB 2011 (VIS) - At midday today Benedict XVI appeared at the window of his study to pray the Angelus with faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square below.     He commented on today's reading from the Prophet Isaiah who, ...

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WHEN FAITH SHRIVELS AND DIES...
November 13, 2013  "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."

"Before all ages - before the beginning of time - My Father knew this would be the Age of Great Apostasy.  He knew that confusion would be the menu of the day and that faith would be challenged from all angles.  My Father knew from the beginning of time that the devil would attack from the inside out."

"In the past, the faith was attacked openly and many martyrs shed their blood by the enemies of Christianity.  Today, the faithful do not recognize the enemy, as he takes the form of erroneous opinions and the popularity of sin."

"Faith fosters hope, which leads to peace.  As faith is weakened, so too, is peace.  You cannot support the legalization of sin on one hand and expect your faith to be unharmed on the other."

"These days, there is a dry martyrdom suffered by those who support the Tradition of Faith.  These martyrs suffer rejection, ridicule and disbelief by those who liberally challenge the True Tradition."

"If you trust Me, you will be able to persevere in the midst of every mockery - every travesty against Tradition.  I am consoled by your faith."

November 13, 2013  
Jesus says:  "Tell My brothers and sisters that when they look with the eyes of faith, their vision is clear.  When their faith weakens, their spiritual vision weakens."*

*Referring to faith in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist at Mass, the past 45 years has seen an alarming increase of Catholics who no longer attend Mass every Sunday, and of the majority who do, many do not believe in the Real Presence.

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SAINTLINESS IS THE MEASURE OF CHRISTIAN LIFE
16, 2013
Public 

"I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." 

"I tell you solemnly, consciences which are formed around Holy Love are deemed righteous in God's Eyes.  These are the ones who embrace the Commandments and pursue the virtuous life.  If Holy Love is not the basis of every virtue, then compromise sneaks in and begins its insidious destruction." 

"The structure of compromise is always self-serving.  The mentality is such as:  'I can get away with it;  there will be no consequences;  I deserve this, so I'll take - use - it.'  This is why disordered self-love is such an enemy of the soul.  Self-love, when it is inordinate, stresses some worldly reward.  Holy Love seeks to serve God and neighbor." 

"When a soul seeks holiness, but cannot purge himself of so much self-love, it is like this.  Holiness is like a beautiful apple hanging high on the tree.  The soul seeking holiness begins the climb, but compromise sneaks in.  Half way up the tree, the soul slips and falls - never to reach the 'apple' or holiness.  The good news is he can always begin the climb over again." 

"The soul must remember to use his guardian angel to give him a 'boost' in the right direction.  It is grace that makes the 'apple' so appealing and delectable.  Some walk by the tree and never notice it.  Still others see the 'apple' but regard it as unattainable.  Still others begin the climb but easily become discouraged.  Each one's angel is ready and willing to help the soul in his efforts to reach the 'apple' of personal holiness." 

"The tree is Holy Love and each branch is a virtue given to help the soul rise higher in his climb.  The branches - the virtues - offer firm support if they are strong in Holy Love.  The little birds that rest in the branches are your neighbors seeking your help, which you gladly give in Holy Love." 

"You must hold on tightly to the branches or virtues as you climb towards your goal of personal holiness.  Satan often blows a strong wind of compromise into the tree, hoping to make you slip and fall.  A firm resolve to reach your goal and the help of your angel will enable you to hang on." 

"Keep your eyes and your heart on the goal and climb ever higher towards it."
 

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STAGES OF SPIRITUAL PURIFICATION
Stages of Purification by the Blesseed Virgin Mary
Blessed Mother says:  "Praise be to Jesus."
"I have come to describe to you the Flame of My Immaculate Heart - the Flame of Holy Love - The First Chamber of Our United Hearts.  There are different compartments or chambers, if you will, within this ...

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DEFEND AND PROMOTE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF RELIGION
DEFEND AND PROMOTE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF RELIGION  
VATICAN CITY, 4 MAY 2011 (VIS) - Today was made public the Pope's message to Mary Ann Glendon, president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, and the members of that institution at the closure of their seventeenth plenary assembly ...

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PRAYER  AND HUMAN NEEDS
VATICAN CITY, 11 MAY 2011 (VIS) - In this Wednesday's general audience celebrated in St. Peter's Square, the Pope continued with the reflection on "how prayer and religious feeling are a part of humans throughout their lives".
 
  The Holy Father said that our age is "marked by ... an apparent eclipse of God" but that, at the same time, there are "signs of a renewed religious sense".
 
  !Looking at recent history, the predictions of those who, from the age of Enlightenment, foretold the disappearance of religions and exalted absolute reason, separated from faith, have failed".
 
  While highlighting that "there has never been a great civilization, from time immemorial to our age, that has not been religious", Benedict XVI emphasized that "the human being is religious by nature. ... The image of the Creator is engraved on human beings, who feel the need to find a light to answer the questions regarding the profound meaning of reality; an answer that we cannot find in ourselves, in progress, or in empirical science".
 
  "We know that we cannot respond alone to our basic need to understand. For however much we think we are self-sufficient, we experience that we do not suffice. We need to open ourselves to something else, something or someone, that can give us what is missing. We must go out of ourselves and go toward the One who is capable of satisfying the width and breadth of our desire".
 
  The Pope explained that "humanity bears within it a thirst for the infinite, a yearning for eternity, a search for beauty, a desire for love, a need for light and truth, which impel us toward the Absolute. We carry within us the desire for God.  In some way, we know that we can turn to God, that we can pray to Him. St. Thomas Aquinas, one of the greatest theologians of history, defined prayer as 'the expression of humanity's desire for God'".
 
  Referring to prayer, the Holy Father noted that "it is an inner attitude before being a series of practices or formulas; it is a manner of being in God's presence before the carrying out of acts of worship or speaking words. Prayer has its center and sinks it roots in the depth of the person. That is why it is not easily decipherable and, for the same reason, why it can be the object of misunderstanding and manipulation. ... The experience of prayer is a challenge for all, a 'grace' that must be invoked, a gift of the One to whom we address ourselves".
 
  "In prayer, ... human beings experience themselves as creatures in need of help, incapable of attaining the fulfillment of their existence or their hopes alone. ... In the experience of prayer we orient our very souls to that Mystery from which we look for the fulfillment of our deepest desires and help to overcome the poverty of our lives. In looking to the Other, in directing ourselves 'beyond', is found the essence of prayer, the experience of a reality that goes beyond the apparent and the contingent".
 
  Benedict XVI affirmed that "even though human beings are forgetful of their Creator, the true and living God never stops calling humanity first to the mysterious encounter of prayer".
 
 "We must learn to spend more time in front of God, before the God who has revealed himself in Jesus Christ; we must learn to recognize in silence, within our very selves, his voice that calls us and leads us to the depth of our existence, to the fount of life and the source of salvation, so that we might overcome the limit of our lives and open ourselves to the measure of God, the relationship with He who is Infinite Love".
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PRAY FOR SALVATION OF HUMANITY IN DAILY PRAYER
PRAY FOR SALVATION OF  HUMANITY IN DAILY PRAYER VATICAN CITY, 18 MAY 2011 (VIS) -  After having visited the theme of prayer as a universal phenomenon in the  past two Wednesday catecheses, today the Pope began a new Biblical reflection  on a theme "that will guide us to ...
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PRAYER:  BATTLE OF FAITH/CALL FOR PERSEVERANCE

December 6, 2013 "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." 

"Do not be discouraged in any effort towards personal holiness.  Some have to enter the Vestibule of Our United Hearts over and over again.  Each time, they must hold themselves accountable for even the smallest grievance against Holy Love.  At the end of each day, I call each soul back into the Vestibule of Grace to make a self-examination of conscience.  There, they will be able to see what is holding them back from a deeper journey through the Chambers.  Then, they will pass, once again, through the Doorway of My Mercy." 
"The conviction of heart in the Truth is vital to every conversion.  No one who seeks holiness can be self-satisfied.  But, sanctimony is very often the pitfall of those who are attempting to make the journey through Our Hearts.  This is a compromise of the Truth which grieves My Mournful Heart and inhibits true holiness.  Do not try to impress anyone with virtue or even gifts of the Holy Spirit." 

"This is a flaw and propels you out of any Chamber of Our Hearts back into the Vestibule.  Conversion of heart is offered in every present moment to all." 

December 6, 2013 Jesus is here with His Heart exposed.  He says: "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." 

"My brothers and sisters, I come, once again, to draw all people and all nations into My Sacred Heart.  Please understand that the greatest gift you can give Me on Christmas is your surrender to Holy Love.  In this I will rejoice." 
"Tonight I'm extending to you My Blessing of Divine Love." 


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HEART OF GOD THE FATHER


June 7, 2011 
I see a great Flame that I have come to know as the Heart of God the Father.  He says:  "I bless you as you sleep.  I affirm you as you arise.  I enlighten your way with the Flame of My Eternal Love.  I provide for your every need;  cheer you on in times of challenge.  I celebrate with you every victory great and small."

"I do all of these things for each soul.  Yet, many despair.  Many curse My Divine Will.  These are the ones that do not choose to know Me.  These are the ones who depend on human effort and forsake the Divine;  but I still reach out to them.  I still offer My Provision and My Mercy.  It is not I Who reject the sinner, but the sinner who rejects Me.  This is because they do not understand how much I love them."

"I am the Eternal Now.  My Heart is a Fatherly Heart.  What consolation I offer to those who believe this!"

Source: http://www.holylove.org


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BLOGS TO CHECK OUT...
CHECK OUT THESE BLOGS AS A QUICK WAY TO CONNECT WITH GOD:

St. MICHAEL, ARCHANGEL: http://stmichaelarchangelspeaks.blogspot.com

ST. FRANCIS DE SALES: http://loveofgodbyfrancisdesales.blogspot.com

ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA: 
http://stcatherineofsienateaches.blogspot.com

GOD'S CALL TO THE HEART OF THE WORLD:         
http://godscalltotheheartoftheworld.blogspot.com


MARY, GOD'S MASTERPIECE: 
http://marygodsmasterpiece.blogspot.com

ALPHABET OF HOLY LOVE:  
http://alphabetofholylove.blogspot.com

OUR HEAVENLY FATHER'S HEART: 
http://myfathersheart.blogspot.com/

MARY'S PRO-LIFE ROSARIES: 
http://marysproliferosaries.blogspot.com

MARY'S PEACE PLAN FOR THE WORLD: http://maryspeaceplanfortheworld.blogspot.com

ANGELS: http://angelshelpingus.blogspot.com

SAINTS: http://saintsofgod.blogspot.com

S
T. THERESE: http://humilitybysttherese.blogspot.com

ST. JOSEPH: http://josephsonofdavid.blogspot.com


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THE POWER OF INTERCESSION: THE PROPHET ELIJAH'S PRAYER
THE POWER OF INTERCESSION: THE PROPHET ELIJAH'S PRAYER  
VATICAN CITY, 15 JUN 2011 (VIS) - In his general audience, held this morning in St. Peter's Square, the Pope resumed his series of catecheses dedicated to the subject of prayer, focusing today on the Prophet Elijah "whom God sent ...

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POPE'S MONTHLY PRAYER INTENTION
POPE'S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR JULY
Vatican City, 28 June 2013 (VIS) - The Pope's general prayer intention for July is: “That World Youth Day in Brazil may encourage all young Christians to become disciples and missionaries of the Gospel.”
His mission intention is: “That throughout Asia doors may open to messengers of the Gospel.”
 
 

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Virtue of Hope


June 18, 2011   "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."
 "Hope is the filigree around trust. Or let Me put it like this. The cake would be Holy Love. The frosting would be trust. The decorations on top of the frosting would be hope. The plate it all rests on would be ...

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CLING TO FAITH-TO UNCOMPROMISED TRUTH

November 7, 2013 "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." 

"I come to you - to this generation in time - to stress the importance of clinging to your Faith by means of clinging to uncompromised Truth.  This is the way Satan plots to confuse and destroy the Faith through compromised Truth.  Of course, the abuse of authority is very much a part of his insidious plan." 

"This is why I come, once again, to advise you to weigh and balance actions and how they support the Truth.  Titles do notalways stand for Truth and righteousness.  It grieves Me to have to point this out.  If I did not do so, however, many would be misled." 

"My Mournful Heart has very much to do with the Protectress of the Faith - a title My Mother urgently requested decades ago, but was denied." 

November 7, 2013  St. John Vianney says:  "Praise be to Jesus." 

"The priest must realize that his vocation is to save souls - not to please people.  Often, he must hurt egos by standing up for the Truth;  but this is always towards the soul's salvation.  Priests must never be at odds with what Heaven desires in favor of what man wants.  Any power or authority given over to a priest must be used towards the welfare of souls, nottowards any self-advantage or popularity." 

"Truth must not be a commodity of convenience.  Faith and Truth cannot coincide with compromise.  There can be no gray lines where Faith and Truth are concerned.  Respect of authority also means holding authority accountable to the Truth." 


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The Soul is like a Rose....
June 23, 2011  "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."

"Today I am here to help you to see that every soul's spirituality can be compared to the rose. The rose in full bloom pours forth a beautiful fragrance for all to enjoy. The rose in full bloom, however, is the culmination of much effort, both from Heaven and from earth. The plant must be fed and fertilized. The soul must be fed with the good news of the gospel - mainly Holy Love - and then watered by God's grace. Many thorns may grow along with the rose. In the spiritual journey, these would be the temptations against living in Holy Love."

"The fragrance of the rose - the beauty of the soul - is best experienced at the center of the bud. So, in the soul, the depth of holiness is in the center of the heart which must be Holy Love. As the rose opens, the petals around it unfold and add to the richness of its beauty."

"In the soul, the gifts of the Holy Spirit unfold all around Holy Love and add to the richness and beauty of the personal holiness. The petal closest to the bud, which opens first, is the first sign that the rose will open and bloom to its fullest. In the soul, this first petal is Holy Humility."

"This is a picture which may help some to understand the journey of personal holiness."

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Faithfulness


BENEDICT XVI EXALTS THE IMPORTANCE OF FAITHFULNESS
 VATICAN CITY, 25 JUN 2011 (VIS) - This morning Benedict XVI received 2,000 members of the Association of Sts. Peter and Paul, who are currently celebrating their organisation's 40th anniversary.   The association came into being at the ...

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THE EUCHARIST, THE BEATING HEART OF THE CHURCH  

THE EUCHARIST, THE BEATING HEART OF THE CHURCH  
VATICAN CITY, 26 JUN 2011 (VIS) - Before praying the Angelus today, Benedict XVI made some remarks about the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, the "Feast of the Eucharist", which is being celebrated today in many countries around the world ...

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FATIMA 60 YEARS LATER.....
October 13, 2013
Public

Our Lady comes as Our Lady of Fatima.  She says:  "Praise be to Jesus."

"I desire to speak to you today about skepticism.  This is the negative spirit which lures people away from the faith.  Skepticism searches out reasons not to believe instead of reasons to believe.  This is the spirit that delayed approval of My apparitions at Fatima.  So many decades ago today,* a great miracle was performed so that all might believe and a great war averted;  but, skeptics set approvals back into the dark ages and all Heaven hoped to achieve failed.  A new war broke out with all its atrocities.  Millions of lives and souls were lost."

"Here, at this apparition site, the same spirit of skepticism is at work passing rash judgments instead of discerning and openly opposing instead of shepherding.  Many miracles of grace occur here on a regular basis, but all has been summarily discounted.  I have warned the world through these Messages of grave consequences if the heart of the world is not converted.  The deep spiritual journey given to the world here has been summarily dismissed as though it were never offered.  More has been offered here than at any apparition site.  The world remains at odds with the Truth and skepticism remains the excuse not to believe."

"Pay attention to what you discount when you choose skepticism over childlike faith.  I do not come demanding your belief, but inviting you to believe. Your skepticism is not a safe refuge.  My Immaculate Heart is a safe Refuge - a Refuge I open to you through Holy Love."

*October 13, 1917

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Jesus Speaks to the World


July 3, 2011  Weekend of the United Hearts - July 1 - 2 - 3

Midnight Service at the United Hearts Field 
(A torrential thunderstorm with much lightning began during the rosary, and ended abruptly at the end of the prayer service!)   (Luke 9: 24-26)

First I see the United Hearts Image;  then Jesus and Blessed Mother appear.  Blessed Mother says:  "Praise be to Jesus."  Jesus says:  "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."

"I come not to alarm humanity but to draw all people and all nations into the embrace of Our United Hearts.  Please understand that what is to come in the future has already been set in motion by the Hand of My Father.  I do not know the hour of its unfolding - only the Father knows.  The hope I offer is that there is still time for My Mercy to mitigate what will come.  If the world does not repent of its self-reliance and turn to Me, there will be less mitigation."

"The best preparation for what lies ahead is preparation of the heart in Holy Love.  In this effort, the soul brings his needs to Me first, and then waits for inspiration of the Spirit.  In this preparation through the Chambers of Our United Hearts, you will be at peace even in the midst of chaos.  You will sense My direction in you.  You will know the next step to take.  The Chambers of the United Hearts open the Gateway to the New Jerusalem.  So, then, if you are citizens of the New Jerusalem, fear will not settle upon your hearts."

"I tell you in all truth, the most valuable possession anyone can own is Holy Love in his heart.  Therefore, understand that you should stockpile, not goods of the world, but warehouse Holy Love in your hearts.  You do not know and cannot comprehend the length and breadth of Justice.  But you do understand that no one enters Paradise outside of My Father's Will.  You must understand My Father's Will for you is Holy Love.  Therefore, let Holy Love be the life-saving commodity you focus upon, for Holy Love gives you eternal life."

"The most important thing these days is to be God-reliant first - trusting in My Provision, which always leads you to your salvation.  In this trust, My Royal Provision will be yours.  I will lead you as to steps to take - directions to go.  If you discern properly, you will be at peace.  If you trust only in your own efforts, My Hand of Protection will not rest upon you.  In plain language, I am saying, keep your focus on God's Divine Will - Holy Love - all else will be given.  You will know what to do and when to do it.  We will prepare together for any event in the future.  This is God-reliance."

"Please comprehend the urgency of My need for Divine Love to spread around the world beginning with these Messages of Holy and Divine Love.  I desire the Flame of Divine Love be as a great conflagration, spreading across every continent, igniting devotion in every country and inspiring every heart with a sincere desire for personal holiness."

"Those who call Me 'friend' but do everything in their power - including lies and calumnies to oppose this Mission - do not know Me;  nor do I know them.  Search for Holy Truth and you will find it here at this site and in these Messages.  Do not oppose Me.  Do not join in league with Satan."

"I invite you, one and all, to claim your salvation by living in Holy Love.  Do not affiliate with those who do not support human dignity and freedom from conception to natural death.  Be My apostles of love through and through."

"My brothers and sisters, thank you for persevering amidst much opposition and Satan's discouragement tonight.  Heaven weeps for those who do not accept the Light of Truth in their hearts.  You're being blessed by many lights - lights from Heaven that I am giving you as a gift aside from the storm Satan is trying to scare you away with.  Persevere in the face of all opposition."

"I love you, My brothers and sisters, and We're extending to you tonight the Blessing of Our United Hearts."

 


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GOD ATTRACTS US WITH THE GOODNESS OF HIS INCARNATE SON
GOD ATTRACTS US WITH THE GOODNESS OF HIS INCARNATE SON  
VATICAN CITY, 10 JUL 2011 (VIS) - At midday today Benedict XVI appeared at the balcony overlooking the central courtyard of the Apostolic Palace at Castelgandolfo to pray the Angelus with faithful gathered there. The Pope is spending ...

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RECOGNIZING THE PRIMACY OF GOD THE FATHER
RECOGNISING THE PRIMACY OF GOD THE FATHER VATICAN CITY, 17 JUL 2011 (VIS) - At midday today Benedict XVI appeared at the balcony overlooking the inner courtyard of the Apostolic Palace at Castelgandolfo, to pray the Angelus with faithful gathered there.   Commenting, as he does every ...
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THE HEART OF JESUS-INVITATION TO HUMANITY
October 16, 2013 Feast of St.  Margaret Mary Alacoque

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque says:  "Praise be to Jesus."

"These days to bring attention to the plight of the world, the Sacred Heart of Jesus is represented by the Mournful Heart.  Never before in the history of mankind has evil been so prolific and yet so unrecognized.  This is why Jesus draws attention to these two most profound paths of destruction - the compromise of Truth and the abuse of authority."

"The compromise of Truth is always made manifest by confusion.  This is Satan's hallmark.  The abuse of authority closely resembles and follows on the heels of the compromise of Truth.  Neither are customarily seen for what they are, but come clothed in righteousness."

"Console the Mournful Heart of Jesus by always standing up for the Truth and by discerning the path that unquestioning obedience leads you upon.  God will place the reality of genuine Truth in your heart."

October 16, 2013 Feast of St.  Margaret Mary Alacoque

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque says:  "Praise be to Jesus."

"I have come to explain to you the anatomy of unforgiveness, as this is such an obstacle between the human heart and the Sacred Heart of Jesus."

"Unforgiveness is really a form of pride. The soul cannot let go of the woundedness by such and such a person;  or if the unforgiveness takes the form of guilt, he cannot forgive himself for having done such and such a thing.  In this pride is impatience and perfectionism.  The soul is impatient with others' imperfections or, in the case of guilt, his own."

"Humility is the victor over any form of unforgiveness.  Humility accepts the error or sin of self or others and moves on.  A prayer for the well-being of the one whom you cannot forgive is a good start."

"Every day pray to recognize the unforgiveness in your own heart, and pray that others forgive you."

October 16, 2013 
"I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."

"I have come to remind you that Satan always corrupts the heart first before his corruption plays out in the world.  Such is the case today in governments, religions and in the heart of the world.  Do not think that I would raise up a powerful Mission such as Holy Love and not address Satan's tactics.  This Mission deals with the Truth and not protecting delicate egos."

"These days, it is those who call Me 'friend' and have sworn obedience to Me who wound My Mournful Heart the most.  Their abuse of authority and compromise of the Truth have sent many souls to their perdition.  Yet, they continue on their path of destruction claiming righteousness by merit of office and/or title."

"I must, in Divine Love, bring all of this to light.  I did so when on earth.  I must do so now.  Many read these Messages but, through arrogance, do not see themselves in them.  Some even inflict their own poisonous interpretation on My Loving Advice.  It is such pride which compromises the Truth.  This is Satan's corruption made manifest."

"I come here to unite in Truth and in prayer.  If you love Me with a humble love, you will not oppose Me."

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PRAYER: HUMAN CRY AND DIVINE RESPONSE
DIALECTIC OF PRAYER: HUMAN CRY AND DIVINE RESPONSE   VATICAN CITY, 7 SEP 2011 (VIS) - This morning Benedict XVI travelled by helicopter from the Apostolic Palace in Castelgandolfo to the Vatican for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square.     Continuing a series of ...
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BLESSED MOTHER'S SEVEN SORROWS TODAY
September 15, 2011 Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

Blessed Mother says:  "Praise be to Jesus."

"I have come to recount to you the present day Seven Sorrows of My Heart."

"The First is the hearts of unbelievers - most especially those who propagate error."

"The Second is the misuse of authority - politically or ecclesiastically."

"The Third is the disrespect for human life from conception to natural death."

"The Fourth is the obtuse conscience of the heart of the world in discernment of sin, and the difference between good and evil."

"The Fifth is lack of respect for personal holiness."

"The Sixth is neglect of love of God and neighbor."

"The Seventh Sorrow of My Heart in these present days is mankind's indifference towards his own salvation."

"Console Me."

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PURIFICATION FOR ETERNAL LIFE
November 22, 2013 Blessed Mother says:  "Praise be to Jesus." 
"I am with you, as always, in this present moment.  You are asking:  How do the past and the future come together in the present moment?  The past flavors the present as it is part of who you are consciously and subconsciously.  The future isaffected by the decisions you make in the present moment." 
"This is why it is important for consciences to be formed in the Truth.  If this is not so, every kind of error is allowed to rule the heart.  Whatever rules hearts spills out into the world." 
"I come to bring peace, but My efforts cause controversy due to the grave compromise of Truth in hearts and in the world today.  The Truth can only cause conflict if hearts oppose it.  Therefore, understand it is not this Ministry or these Messages which are the source of angst, but the error that is present in hearts." 

November 22, 2013  Jesus is here with His Heart exposed.  He says:  "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." 
"My brothers and sisters, console My Mournful Heart by your efforts, by your prayers and by your sacrifices.  It is in this way I can extend the Age of My Mercy and bring even more souls into the Remnant Faithful." 


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GOD'S CLOSENESS TRANSFORMS REALITY
THE CLOSENESS OF GOD TRANSFORMS REALITY  
VATICAN CITY, 5 OCT 2011 (VIS) - The Holy Father dedicated his catechesis during this morning's general audience to Psalm 23 which begins with the words: "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want". "Addressing the Lord in prayer ...

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HUMAN HISTORY IS A HISTORY OF SALVATION
HUMAN HISTORY IS A HISTORY OF SALVATION   VATICAN CITY, 12 OCT 2011 (VIS) - During his general audience this morning the Holy Father dedicated his catechesis to Psalm 126 which, he said, "celebrates the great things which the Lord has done for His people, and which He continues to do for ...
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FEAST OF ALL SAINTS AND ALL SOULS
November 1, 2013 Feast of All Saints Friday Service - For all those falsely accused within society, governments and within Church circles; that all calumnies are exposed by Truth and for World Peace Jesus is here with His Heart exposed. He says: "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." "My brothers and sisters, once again I return to you asking that the heart of the world resemble more closely Holy and Divine Love; for until this conversion, Our United Hearts cannot be triumphant." "Tonight I am blessing you with My Blessing of Divine Love." November 2, 2013 Feast of All Souls Blessed Mother says: "Praise be to Jesus." "Every step we take towards supporting the Remnant Faithful and protecting life in the womb lends clarity of purpose to this Mission. My Son was Victorious on the Cross, while most viewed His Crucifixion as utter failure. This Mission, while crucified by untruth, will, in the long run, be victorious in the Truth." "Grace is constantly pouring into these Messages and onto the property. Like all grace, it takes an open heart to appreciate it. My Son's Victory will be a Triumph of Truth."
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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A SAINT?
SAINTLINESS IS THE BEST SERVICE TO OFFER OUR FELLOW MAN  
VATICAN CITY, 1 NOV 2009 (VIS) - Before praying the Angelus today, Solemnity of All Saints, Benedict XVI recalled that this feast "invites the pilgrim Church on earth to enjoy a foretaste of the endless feast of the heavenly ...

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Blessed John Paul II teaches on Holiness

Blessed John Paul II teaches on Holiness:
"The saints would never have achieved sainthood if they had not desired personal holiness.  Not only did they desire holiness, but they burned with the desire to increase in holiness.  They were never complacent or self-satisfied in their spiritual journey."

"The difference today is a relative few nurture this desire in their hearts.  When problems arise, they are consumed by the problem.  God's Will is not part of their heart.  Many prayers are rendered fruitless for they are offered out of fear and worry instead of trust."

"The desire for an ever-deepening relationship with God needs to begin with Holy Love, which calls for a surrender of free will.  When free will is surrendered to the Divine, God inspires the soul to step away from love of the world, and all its entrapments, to love of God and neighbor.  The more he surrenders, the more he desires holiness."

Source: http://www.holylove.org

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 FAMILY, SCHOOL AND CITY: COMPONENTS FOR BUILDING PEACE
 FAMILY, SCHOOL AND CITY: COMPONENTS FOR BUILDING PEACE  
VATICAN CITY, 9 NOV 2011 (VIS) - Msgr. Francesco Follo, Holy See permanent observer to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), participated in the general conference of that organisation, ...

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PRAYING TO THE FATHER IN ORDER TO HELP THOSE WHO SUFFER
PRAYING TO THE FATHER IN ORDER TO HELP THOSE WHO SUFFER  
VATICAN CITY, 14 DEC 2011 (VIS) - In his general audience this morning, the Holy Father dedicated his catechesis to Jesus' prayer in the context of His healing miracles, focusing particularly on the healing of the deaf man as narrated ...

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JOY IN TIMES OF DIFFICULTY BECAUSE GOD IS WITH US
JOY IN TIMES OF DIFFICULTY BECAUSE GOD IS WITH US  
VATICAN CITY, 11 DEC 2011 (VIS) - At 9 a.m. today, Benedict XVI travelled to the parish of "Santa Maria delle Grazie" at Casal Boccone, in the northern sector of the diocese of Rome. There, in the courtyard of the parish complex ...

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WHO TRUSTS IN GOD ACCEPTS JESUS THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT  
WHO TRUSTS IN GOD ACCEPTS JESUS THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT  
VATICAN CITY, 18 DEC 2011 (VIS) - Following his visit to the Roman prison of Rebbiba this morning, the Holy Father returned to the Vatican Apostolic Palace where he appeared at the window of his private study to pray the Angelus with ...

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THE TRUTH IS LIKE A LIGHTHOUSE...
October 11, 2013 "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." 

"My Triumph is the Victory of Truth in all hearts.  For this to happen, untruth must be revealed.  I tell you, the abuse of authority is often the culprit which promotes the compromise of Truth.  This is why a common thread which runs through the fabric of this Mission is discernment of Truth, even in the face of authority." 

"When My Victory comes into all hearts, you will be able to accept at face value that which is presented as Truth.  Thenall hearts will be united in Truth.  Sins such as abortion and same sex marriage will not be presented by authority as choices, but as sin.  The demarcation between right and wrong will be made clear.  Good will not be opposed as infringements on others' rights.  Freedoms will support the Truth instead of promoting evil." 

"Until these times come, you must take to heart what is presented as Truth and not who presents it." 
"Authority cannot be abused nor Truth compromised unless you accept it." 

October 11, 2013 Jesus is here with His Heart exposed.  He says:  "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." 
"My brothers and sisters, the challenge of this generation remains discovering the Truth and living in the Truth.  Pray for the strength to do so." 
"Tonight I'm imparting to you My Blessing of Divine Love." 

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HOLY FAMILY, AN ICON OF THE DOMESTIC CHURCH
HOLY FAMILY, AN ICON OF THE DOMESTIC CHURCH
VATICAN CITY, 28 DEC 2011 (VIS) - Prayer in the Holy Family of Nazareth was the theme of Benedict XVI's catechesis during today's general audience, which was held in the Paul VI Hall in the presence of 7,000 pilgrims.   "The house of ...

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HOLY LOVE BRINGS FAITH TO ACTION

November 18, 2013 Blessed Mother says:  "Praise be to Jesus." 
"I desire a deeper relationship with all My children.  I desire all set aside so much affection for reputation, possessions and pleasure.  I invite My children to step into the Light of My grace and to pursue the path of Holy Love.  Dear children, open your hearts to what I say to you.  Do not look for acceptance or approvals in the world.  None of these will follow you into eternity.  Begin to value that which is eternal - Holy Love." 

"I wish to arouse in your hearts so much love of God and neighbor that nothing else will matter.  Then your hearts will be truly consecrated to Holy Love." 
"Make it known." 

November 18, 2013 "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." 
"Make atonement to My Most Mournful Heart now, in this present moment, by offering to Me every compromise of Truth and abuse of authority you may be experiencing.  I tell you, it is the degree of such compromise and abuse that determines the gravity of the Wounds of My Heart.  If you make atonement just by praying one Hail Mary, you will mitigate the depth of My Pain and My Justice, as well." 

November 18, 2013
Monday Service - Peace in All Hearts through Holy Love and World Peace 
Jesus is here with His Heart exposed.  He says:  "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." 

"My brothers and sisters, I have specifically brought this Mission into the world during this age of great apostasy.  I am using each one of you in a special way, your strengths and the offering of your weaknesses.  Continue to propagate Holy Love by your living the Message and through the Messages." 
"Tonight I'm extending to you My Blessing of Divine Love." 


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ARMY OF PRAYER
January 1, 2012: Feast of Mary, Mother of God 

ARMY OF PRAYER

Blessed Mother is asking for our prayers to wipe
out abortion:

She says:  "Dear children, it is important that
you realize that abortion is the key issue which is
bringing about the demise of mankind.  If abortion
was defeated, the path of reconciliation between
the heart of the world and God the Father would be
laid bare.  Then you would see wars cease,
economies stabilize under righteous leadership,
moral degeneration reversed, disease and famine
greatly resolved and natural, as well as manmade
disasters, lessen." 

"For I tell you, evil begets evil.  Remember, dear
children, one Hail Mary said from the heart can
stop wars, heal diseases, change hearts and bring
victory of righteousness over evil.  Therefore, I
have come to mobilize an Army of Prayer - not just
here, but around the world.  I call it ONE ROSARY A
DAY FOR LIFE.  This is your Heavenly Mother's call
to arms.  Be united in this effort, dear children,
as I call you to be.  Jesus and I will help you
spread 'One Rosary a Day for Life' around the
world." 

"You do not need anyone's approval to pray or to
evangelize prayer.  You should encourage people
from every part of the world to enlist in this
'army' of prayer." 

"I am always your Mother, your support, your
partner in all that is good;  but this Army of
Prayer must be spread quickly to be effective -
and, so, it is My most precious and personal
project."  "Make it known." 

January 3, 2012  Jesus is asking us to help this
army against abortion: He says:  

"I am taking this cause - this army 'One Rosary a
Day Against Abortion' - to the Heart of My Father. 
He will open doors and lay bare paths for this
cause to flourish.  It is time." 

"I invite you to understand that the value of
anything is determined by the opinion of the world.
 If the world holds something as rare or priceless,
then it is so;  but today, life in the womb often
is not valued as the true gift that it is - God's
Creation.  This devaluization of God's Gift has
resulted in abortion." 

January 5, 2012  Blessed Mother requests: "Please
ask every priest whom you can to promote 'One
Rosary a Day Against Abortion'.  This is My Army. 
I enlist your aid." 

January 6, 2012 Blessed Mother says: "There are
many in support of My Army and also many questions.
 In order to enlist in the army - 'One Rosary a Day
for Life' - all that is needed is your heart.  The
movement of your will is in itself your means of
becoming a part of this powerful Army of Prayer." 

"This army should and must be advertised in any
way possible.  Each present moment is an
opportunity to enlist new recruits." 

"Once again I tell you, this is not an effort that
needs approvals or endorsements.  It is a
far-reaching Army of Prayer meant to engage Satan
in battle and to emerge victorious.  Do not listen
to his opposition." 

Source: http://www.holylove.org

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DIFFICULTIES AND HOPES OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AMERICA
DIFFICULTIES AND HOPES OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AMERICA
VATICAN CITY, 19 JAN 2012 (VIS) - Today in the Vatican Benedict XVI received a group of prelates from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (Regions 4 and 6), at the end of their "ad limina" visit. Extracts from his ...

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 PRIESTLY LIFE REQUIRES EVER-INCREASING THIRST FOR SANCTITY
 PRIESTLY LIFE REQUIRES EVER-INCREASING THIRST FOR SANCTITY
  VATICAN CITY, 20 JAN 2012 (VIS) - This morning in the Clementine Hall the Holy Father received seventy professors and students of the diocesan seminary of Rome, the "Almo Collegio Capranica". Tomorrow the 555 year-old ...

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 ALL CHRISTIANS HAVE THE DUTY TO ANNOUNCE THE GOSPEL
ALL CHRISTIANS HAVE THE DUTY TO ANNOUNCE THE GOSPEL
VATICAN CITY, 25 JAN 2012 (VIS) - Made public today was the Pope's Message for World Mission Day, which falls this year on Sunday 21 October. The theme of the document is: "Called to radiate the word of truth". Extracts of ...

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 IN THE LOGIC OF GOD AUTHORITY MEANS SERVICE, NOT POWER
 IN THE LOGIC OF GOD AUTHORITY MEANS SERVICE, NOT POWER  
VATICAN CITY, 29 JAN 2012 (VIS) - At midday today the Holy Father appeared at the window of his study in the Vatican Apostolic Palace to pray the Angelus with pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square below. Among those present was a ...

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COMMUNICATIONS WITH GOD-Mournful Heart of Jesus

November 25, 2013 I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." 
"Please understand that My Heart mourns not for Myself, butfor the loss of souls - souls which I created and love infinitely more than you understand.  Each soul that is lost cannot be replaced, for they are individual in design, just as every grace given here is individual in the way it is received in the heart." 
"As I call everyone to share Heaven with Me through these Messages and all the grace attendant here, Satan busily tries to discredit My efforts in every way possible.  Please comprehend that the enemy has to use people to do so.  In order to use people as his instruments, he must influence their free will.  The only way free will can be swayed towards evil is through pride.  Perhaps it is intellectual pride - it often is.  Perhaps the pride of power or influence enters in.  It may even be love of money and refusal to place God first - by placing self first." 
"Whatever the prideful reason, man allows salvation to elude him.  My Heart mourns the loss.  I come only, then, to outline the Truth and to call people to live in the Truth.  Those who listen will share eternity with Me." 

November 25, 2013 - Peace in All Hearts through Holy Love and World Peace 
Jesus is here with His Heart exposed.  He says:  "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." 
"My brothers and sisters, peace and unity require two preliminary steps:  First, the foundation of Holy Love; second the stepping stone of humility." 
"Without these, peace and unity are superficial, just as words are superficial unless they are based upon these." 
"Tonight I'm extending to you My Blessing of Divine Love." 


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THANKSGIVING DAY & GOD'S BLESSINGS

Blessed Mother says:  "Praise be to Jesus." 

"Today, I am thankful for all the graces God continues to pour into the world through these apparitions and other sites of His Predilection that He allows around the world.  I am thankful for the Tradition of Faith that the God of your next breath is preserving and uniting in My Immaculate Heart.  I am thankful for the many healings and conversions that continue to result as the good fruit of this Mission's perseverance in the face of so much opposition." 

"This Mission opposes the course of your country's choosing, for while today is a day of Thanksgiving, the false god of consumerism has crept in.  Instead of thanking God for His Abundant Provision upon families, families have decided to share the day with consumerism.  Instead of taking time to count their blessings, many of My children only take account of their material needs and wants." 

"Your country, which was once founded on religious freedom, is now allowing such freedoms to slip away.  God's Will is no longer a consideration - only the sinful rights of man." 

"So today, as I give thanks for God's Provision, I also pray for a spiritual awakening of your nation, that it may continue to say with sincerity that it is 'Under God'.  Please pray with Me." 


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 AN ILLUMINATION OF CONSCIENCE 
 October 9, 2013  Feast of Mary, Protectress of the Faith 

Our Lady comes as 'Protectress of the Faith'.  She says:  "Praise be to Jesus." 

"Please understand, dear children, that faith can only be protected so long as Truth is protected.  Truth can be profaned not only in what is said, but very often, in what isnot said.  The embrace of the faith must not leave a wide scope of interpretation to those who seek to follow the Truth.  Consciences need a clearly defined path to follow in faith." 

October 10, 2013 St. Thomas Aquinas says:  "Praise be to Jesus." 

"I have come to help you understand the importance of a well-formed conscience;  that is to say, a conscience formed in Truth.  Let us compare the conscience to an egg.  The shell of the egg protects the egg itself, so we could say the shell of the conscience represents the Truth.  If the egg shell cracks or becomes compromised, the contents of the egg leak out.  So it is with the conscience.  If the Truth is compromised, every thought, word and deed which arises from the conscience is compromised as well." 

"So you see, too, what the soul accepts as Truth must be based upon the reality of God's Law or else the conscience is compromised - the egg shell is cracked." 

"I give you all of this in such simplistic terms so as to avoid confusion which is so prevalent today. 

February 13, 2012   AN ILLUMINATION OF CONSCIENCE 

"I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." 
"I tell you, at some point in each soul's life, his heart is convicted in the Truth of where he stands before God.  For some, it is an ongoing process; for others, it is momentary;  but for each one, it is the choice of conversion to a deeper faith life or rejection of good and the choice of continuation in error." 

"My Mercy is always at work drawing souls into a deeper relationship with Me.  My Mercy is the Light of Truth and the hope of salvation.  It is the decision of each soul whether or not to accept it." 

"My brothers and sisters, tonight I ask you to please empty your hearts of all unforgiveness and negative feelings towards one another;  then I can truly fill your hearts with love, and we will be united in Holy Love." 
"Tonight I'm blessing you with My Blessing of Divine Love." 

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THE GIFT OF THE LOVE OF GOD
MESSAGE FOR WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS:
 "THE GIFT OF THE LOVE OF GOD" Vatican City, 13 February 2012 (VIS) - The Pope's Message for the forth-ninth World Day of Prayer for Vocations was made public today. The Day is due to be celebrated on 29 April, fourth Sunday of ...

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JESUS PRAYER BEFORE DYING


JESUS' PRAYER BEFORE DYING
Vatican City, 15 February 2012 (VIS) -  For the second consecutive week the Holy Father focused his catechesis during his general audience on Jesus' prayer before dying, basing his remarks on three phrases Christ pronounced from the cross, as narrated in the Gospel ...

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UNITY IN THE CHURCH IS A DIVINE GIFT WHICH MUST BE DEFENDED
UNITY IN THE CHURCH IS A DIVINE GIFT WHICH MUST BE DEFENDED
Vatican City, 20 February 2012 (VIS) - This morning in the Vatican, the Holy Father received the twenty-two new cardinals created in the recent consistory, accompanied by members of their families and other faithful who had come with them ...

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REMEMBERING OUR MORTALITY, WELCOMING GOD AND HOPING FOR THE RESURRECTION
REMEMBERING OUR MORTALITY, WELCOMING GOD AND HOPING FOR THE RESURRECTION
Vatican City, 23 February 2012 (VIS) - Yesterday afternoon, Ash Wednesday, Benedict XVI presided over the traditional penitential procession from the church of St. Anselm on Rome's Aventine Hill to the nearby ...

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CHRISTIANS NEED TO UNDERSTAND THEIR FAITH IN ORDER TO HELP OTHERS TO GOD
CHRISTIANS NEED TO UNDERSTAND THEIR FAITH IN ORDER TO HELP OTHERS TO GOD
 Vatican City, 24 February 2012 (VIS) -  Yesterday morning the Holy Father met with priests of the diocese of Rome. Following a reading from the Letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians, Benedict XVI delivered a long ...

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 PLACE IN WHICH WE LEARN TO LIVE OUR FAITH IN THE 'US' OF THE CHURCH
 PLACE IN WHICH WE LEARN TO LIVE OUR FAITH IN THE 'US' OF THE CHURCH
 Vatican City, 4 March 2012 (VIS) - This morning Benedict XVI, as Bishop of Rome, visited the Roman parish of "San Giovanni Battista de La Salle al Torrino", an area in the south of the city inhabited by many ...

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CHRIST GIVES US INNER LIGHT TO OVERCOME THE TRIALS OF LIFE
CHRIST GIVES US INNER LIGHT TO OVERCOME THE TRIALS OF LIFE
Vatican City, 4 March 2012 (VIS)  - Having returned to the Vatican following his visit to the Roman parish of "San Giovanni Battista de La Salle al Torrino", the Holy Father appeared at the window of his study in the ...

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Honor the Mournful Heart of Jesus
August 20, 2013  "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."  "I come today, once again, to speak about the thorns which pierce My Most Mournful Heart. These thorns represent every compromise of Truth. Today, the lying spirit is more common than uncommon. 

September 9, 2013  Blessed Mother says: "Praise be to Jesus." 
"Please make this prayer known:" 
Prayer for Leaders of Nations to Live in Truth 
"Most Mournful Heart of Jesus, have compassion upon the leaders of all nations. Help them to live in the Truth and not to abuse their authority. Inspire them to govern towards the welfare of their people. Do not let the war that is in hearts spill out into the world." 
"Accept my prayers and sacrifices for the Victory of Peace in all hearts. Amen."
 

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Dogma of Mary, Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocate
March 8, 2012  Blessed Mother says:  "Praise be to Jesus." 
"I invite you to see that the signing of the last Marian Dogma is an endorsement of the United Hearts Revelation;  for as it honors Me as Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate, it describes the First ...

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THE CHURCH IS NOT A POLITICAL PARTY BUT A MORAL ENTITY WHICH SIDES WITH FREEDOM
THE CHURCH IS NOT A POLITICAL PARTY BUT A MORAL ENTITY WHICH SIDES WITH FREEDOM Vatican City, 24 March 2012 (VIS) - Yesterday morning, before boarding his flight for Mexico, Benedict XVI was greeted at Rome's Fiumicino airport by Mario Monti, prime minister of Italy. Later, during the course of ...
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FAITH IN CHRIST TRANSFORMS OUR LIVES, FREES US FROM FEAR AND FILLS US WITH HOPE
FAITH IN CHRIST TRANSFORMS OUR LIVES, FREES US FROM FEAR AND FILLS US WITH HOPE Vatican City, 11 April 2012 (VIS)  -
 The Holy Father dedicated his catechesis during this morning's general audience to the transformation which Jesus' Resurrection brought about in His disciples, also reflecting ...

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FAMOUS FIGURES WRITE ABOUT THE POPE
ANNUAL PLENARY OF THE PONTIFICAL BIBLICAL COMMISSION Vatican City, 12 April 2012 (VIS) - The annual plenary session of the Pontifical Biblical Commission is to be held from 16 to 20 April at the "Domus Sanctae Marthae" inside Vatican City under the presidency of Cardinal William Joseph ...
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THE PEACE OF CHRIST IS THE RESULT OF HIS VICTORY OVER EVIL
THE PEACE OF CHRIST IS THE RESULT OF HIS VICTORY OVER EVIL Vatican City, 15 April 2012 (VIS) - Before praying the Regina Coeli this morning, Benedict XVI reminded the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square that today, the second Sunday of Easter, is known as Divine Mercy Sunday. In His two ...
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CHERISH THE ROSARY DURING THE YEAR OF FAITH    
CHERISH THE ROSARY DURING THE YEAR OF FAITH
 Vatican City, 7 October 2012 (VIS) - Before praying the Angelus this morning, Benedict XVI recalled that the traditional annual "supplication", in which thousands of faithful around the world participate, is ...

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PRAYER GIVES ESSENTIAL MEANING TO OUR DAILY ACTIVITIES
PRAYER GIVES ESSENTIAL MEANING TO OUR DAILY ACTIVITIES
 Vatican City, 25 April 2012 (VIS) - If prayer and the Word of God do not nourish our spiritual life, we run the risk being suffocated by the many cares and concerns of daily existence. Prayer makes us see reality with new eyes and helps us to ...

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Open to and Dependence on God....
April 26, 2012  Blessed Mother says:  "Praise be to Jesus." 
"Today I have come to help mankind to re-evaluate his priorities;  for in days yet to come, much of what has taken over his heart and his life will be stripped away.  Telecommunications, which have ...

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Guadalupe and Mary's Month--Why May?

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

(This Message was given in multiple parts.) 

Blessed Mother is here as Our Lady of Guadalupe.  She says:  "Praise be to Jesus." 

"Dear children, today I come to you, as God permits, to offer you hope and a stern warning.  Have hope always in God's Love and Mercy.  Be reconciled with God and united with each other in the Truth.  This is God's Will for you." 

"Realize that every civilization which has risen to power in ages past has failed and fallen due to a broken relationship with God.  The same course of events is taking place today.  I come to you as I appeared at Guadalupe centuries ago.  The Aztec population was sacrificing their young to false gods; but, dear children, they were pagans.  Today, millions who claim to be Christians practice abortion;  a sacrifice of God-given life to the false god of free will.  With every abortion, the abyss between the Heart of God and the heart of the world yawns wider.  How can you presume that any type of union or government could prosper that supports this sin?" 

"Rebellion against God's Laws [The Ten Commandments] is rebellion against the Truth.  This rebellion does not diminish God's sovereignty over the world, but does diminish unity and peace between God and man.  The welfare of the worlddepends upon the unity of wills between God and man.  Remember, God still governs and reigns over the world.  It isHe you must please - not yourselves." 

"If you heed My warning to you today, many graces will flood the world and peace will be restored amongst peoples and nations.  Leadership will return to the Truth and support God's Laws.  But, if My words to you are scattered in the arrogant wind of skepticism, you will be tested as never before.  Godwill take dominion over certain situations and His Justice willvisit earth.  The good will continue to be persecuted and evil will continue its path of destruction in the name of good." 

"Dear children, do not be so foolish as to think that disbelief in these apparitions and admonishments will change the purpose of My visit with you or transform Truth to fiction.  The world is racing towards many problems of her own design.  If you disobey God's Commandments, the Commandments do not change - but your relationship with God does change." 

"As your Heavenly Mother, I can only warn you, and try to redirect you upon the path of Truth.  It is what you choose in the present that dictates your future." 

"Dear children, I have invited each of you here today personally, and you have accepted My call to be here.  Now I am inviting you to be positive witnesses in the world around you as to the Truth of all that takes place here.  Just as you stood up to the cold and frigid temperatures, I am asking you to stand up to the cold and frigid response in the world of unbelievers.  The warmth of the Messages and graces offered here will melt many a heart if you will try." 

"Dear children, many come to pay homage to My Image of Guadalupe;  millions have done so over the years.  But today, I wish to paint on your hearts the Image of My Love, which is everlasting, and draws you into the Sacred Chambers of Our United Hearts." 


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SACRED MUSIC IS AN EXPRESSION OF THE FAITH OF THE CHURCH
SACRED MUSIC IS AN EXPRESSION OF THE FAITH OF THE CHURCH
Vatican City, 12 May 2012 (VIS) - Giorgio Napolitano, president of the Republic of Italy, yesterday offered a concert to Benedict XVI to mark the seventh anniversary of his election to the pontificate. The performance was held in the Paul ...

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EACH HUMAN BEING IS A MIRACLE OF GOD
EACH HUMAN BEING IS A MIRACLE OF GOD Vatican City, 23 May 2012 (VIS) - "God is our Father because He is our Creator. Each one of us, each man and each woman, is a miracle of God, desired by Him and known personally by Him. ... For Him we are not anonymous and impersonal, we have a ...
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CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH PUBLISHES NORMS REGARDING DISCERNMENT OF PRESUMED APPARITIONS

NORMS REGARDING THE MANNER OF PROCEEDING IN THE DISCERNMENT OF PRESUMED APPARITIONS OR REVELATIONS

Vatican City, 29 May 2012 (VIS) - Given below are extracts from the document "Norms regarding the manner of proceeding in the discernment of presumed apparitions or revelations", published recently by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The document was approved by Pope Paul VI and issued by the congregation in 1978 though it was not then officially published as it was principally intended as a direct aid for the pastors of the Church.

ORIGIN AND CHARACTER OF THESE NORMS

"1. Today, more than in the past, news of these apparitions is diffused rapidly among the faithful thanks to the ... mass media. Moreover, the ease of going from one place to another fosters frequent pilgrimages, so that Ecclesiastical Authority should discern quickly about the merits of such matters.

"2. On the other hand, modern mentality and the requirements of critical scientific investigation render it more difficult, if not almost impossible, to achieve with the required speed the judgements that in the past concluded the investigation of such matters ('constat de supernaturalitate, non constat de supernaturalitate')".

"When Ecclesiastical Authority is informed of a presumed apparition or revelation, it will be its responsibility:

"a) first, to judge the fact according to positive and negative criteria;

"b) then, if this examination results in a favourable conclusion, to permit some public manifestation of cult or of devotion, overseeing this with great prudence (equivalent to the formula, 'for now, nothing stands in the way') ('pro nunc nihil obstare').

"c) finally, in light of time passed and of experience, with special regard to the fecundity of spiritual fruit generated from this new devotion, to express a judgement regarding the authenticity and supernatural character if the case so merits"

I. CRITERIA FOR JUDGING, AT LEAST WITH PROBABILITY, THE CHARACTER OF THE PRESUMED APPARITIONS OR REVELATIONS

"A) Positive Criteria:

"a) Moral certitude, or at least great probability of the existence of the fact, acquired by means of a serious investigation;

"b) Particular circumstances relative to the existence and to the nature of the fact, that is to say:

"1. Personal qualities of the subject or of the subjects (in particular, psychological equilibrium, honesty and rectitude of moral life, sincerity and habitual docility towards Ecclesiastical Authority, the capacity to return to a normal regimen of a life of faith, etc.);

"2. As regards revelation: true theological and spiritual doctrine and immune from error;

"3. Healthy devotion and abundant and constant spiritual fruit (for example, spirit of prayer, conversion, testimonies of charity, etc.).

"B) Negative Criteria:

"a) Manifest error concerning the fact.

"b) Doctrinal errors attributed to God Himself, or to the Blessed Virgin Mary, or to some saint in their manifestations, taking into account however the possibility that the subject might have added, even unconsciously, purely human elements or some error of the natural order to an authentic supernatural revelation.

"c) Evidence of a search for profit or gain strictly connected to the fact.

"d) Gravely immoral acts committed by the subject or his or her followers when the fact occurred or in connection with it.

"e) Psychological disorder or psychopathic tendencies in the subject, that with certainty influenced on the presumed supernatural fact, or psychosis, collective hysteria or other things of this kind.

"It is to be noted that these criteria, be they positive or negative, are not peremptory but rather indicative, and they should be applied cumulatively or with some mutual convergence".

II. INTERVENTION OF THE COMPETENT ECCLESIASTICAL AUTHORITY

"1. If, on the occasion of a presumed supernatural fact, there arises in a spontaneous way among the faithful a certain cult or some devotion, the competent Ecclesiastical Authority has the serious duty of looking into it without delay and of diligently watching over it.

"2. If the faithful request it legitimately (that is, in communion with the pastors, and not prompted by a sectarian spirit), the competent Ecclesiastical Authority can intervene to permit or promote some form of cult or devotion, if, after the application of the above criteria, nothing stands in the way. They must be careful that the faithful do not interpret this practice as approval of the supernatural nature of the fact on the part of the Church.

"3. By reason of its doctrinal and pastoral task, the competent Authority can intervene 'motu proprio' and indeed must do so in grave circumstances, for example in order to correct or prevent abuses in the exercise of cult and devotion, to condemn erroneous doctrine, to avoid the dangers of a false or unseemly mysticism, etc.

"4. In doubtful cases that clearly do not put the good of the Church at risk, the competent Ecclesiastical Authority is to refrain from any judgement and from any direct action (because it can also happen that, after a certain period of time, the presumed supernatural fact falls into oblivion); it must not however cease from being vigilant by intervening if necessary, with promptness and prudence".

III. AUTHORITIES COMPETENT TO INTERVENE

"1. Above all, the duty of vigilance and intervention falls to the Ordinary of the place.

"2. The regional or national Conference of Bishops can intervene" in certain cases.

"3. The Apostolic See can intervene if asked either by the Ordinary himself, by a qualified group of the faithful, or even directly by reason of the universal jurisdiction of the Supreme Pontiff".

IV. ON THE INTERVENTION OF THE SACRED CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH

"1. a) The intervention of the Sacred Congregation can be requested either by the Ordinary, after he has done his part, or by a qualified group of the faithful. In this second case, care must be taken that recourse to the Sacred Congregation not be motivated by suspect reasons (for example, in order to compel the Ordinary to modify his own legitimate decisions, to support some sectarian group, etc.).

b) It is up to the Sacred Congregation to intervene 'motu proprio' in more grave cases, especially if the matter affects the larger part of the Church".

"2. It is up to the Sacred Congregation to judge and approve the Ordinary’s way of proceeding or, in so far as it be possible and fitting, to initiate a new examination of the matter".


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THE POPE: DESPITE THE WEAKNESS OF MAN, THE LORD WILL ALWAYS SUPPORT HIS CHURCH
HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE DIRECTOR: THIS IS THE MOMENT FOR FULL SOLIDARITY WITH THE POPE Vatican City, 31 May 2012 (VIS) - Yesterday, Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., director of the Holy See Press Office, held a meeting with journalist to answer questions on the publication of ...
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NOVENA FOR AMERICA
NOVENA

St. Michael says:  "Praise be to Jesus."  "I am Michael, the Archangel.  I come to you once again to speak, as Jesus desires, about the novena for your country.  On the first day, say this prayer, and then, the prayer given for every day of the novena." 

Day 1 - "Dear Jesus, inspire the hearts of legislators to bring fairness into every law.  In so doing, inspire lawmakers to remove contradiction from laws concerning life in the womb, so that no one is forced to support contraception or abortion against his free will.  Do not allow religious freedom to be trampled under the feet of those who favor death in the womb.  Amen."
Recite Daily Prayer

Day 2 - "Dear Jesus, we ask Your protection over all religious organizations.  In this country based upon freedom, do not allow anyone to feel threatened in voicing their opinions or practicing their faith.  Help us to guard against reverse discrimination in which non-Christians are granted every right, but Christians are subdued.  Amen."
Recite Daily Prayer

Day 3 - "Dear Jesus, help the citizens of this country to realize the truth of the direction this nation is taking.  Help everyone to comprehend that the government is becoming detached from the will of the people by slowly stripping away individual freedoms.  Restore in hearts the proud, independent nature that this country was founded upon.  Amen."
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FAITH INVITES US TO LOOK BEYOND APPEARANCES
FAITH INVITES US TO LOOK BEYOND APPEARANCES
Vatican City, 1 June 2012 (VIS) - "We must always learn from our heavenly Mother; her faith invites us to look beyond appearances and firmly to believe that our daily difficulties are, in fact, part of a springtime which has already begun with the ...

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The Family, Man's Most Important Heritage
THE FAMILY IS MAN'S MOST IMPORTANT HERITAGE Vatican City, 2 June 2012 (VIS) - "We must rediscover the family as human beings' most important heritage, one of the elements and signs of an authentic and stable culture in favour of man". Benedict XVI pronounced these words ...
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ST. PETER TEACHES ABOUT 'SIN' AND THE 'SINNER'

September 22, 2013  St. Peter comes holding a key.  He says:  "Praise be to Jesus."

"As people of faith, you must realize that sin is still sin anddoes not change in the presence of social justice.  There are no gray areas where sin is concerned.  Right is never wrong, and wrong is never right.  Remember the concept of - love the sinner but hate the sin.  We must never get so carried away with love of the sinner that we ignore the sin.  This is a compromise of the Truth." 

"There can never be spiritual growth unless sin is recognized, addressed and conquered.  The soul opens himself to all sorts of error unless he overcomes his iniquities.  It does not do any good to pander to the heart of a sinner so as not to offend, and then expect him to repent." 

"Leaders are set in place by God to give guidelines - not to confuse.  We must love enough to lead the sinner away from evil.  This is how I led in my day."


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FAITH INVITES US TO LOOK BEYOND APPEARANCES
FAITH INVITES US TO LOOK BEYOND APPEARANCES
Vatican City, 1 June 2012 (VIS) - "We must always learn from our heavenly Mother; her faith invites us to look beyond appearances and firmly to believe that our daily difficulties are, in fact, part of a springtime which has already begun ...

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LOVE IS THE ONLY FORCE THAT CAN TRULY TRANSFORM THE WORLD
LOVE IS THE ONLY FORCE THAT CAN TRULY TRANSFORM THE WORLD Vatican City, 3 June 2012 (VIS) - At 10 a.m. today, Benedict XVI presided at an open-air Mass at Bresso Park in Milan, Italy, for the closure of the seventh World Meeting of Families. The meeting began on 30 May and has had as its ...
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CHRISTIAN MARRIED COUPLES: MESSENGERS OF THE BEAUTY OF LOVE
CHRISTIAN MARRIED COUPLES: MESSENGERS OF THE BEAUTY OF LOVE
Vatican City, 23 July 2012 (VIS) - Benedict XVI invites Christian married couples to be "the sweet and smiling face of the Church" in a message sent to the eleventh international meeting of the "Equipes Notre Dame" ...

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The Consecration of the Heart of the World to the United Hearts 
The Consecration of the Heart of the World to the United Hearts 

"Most Compassionate United Hearts of the Most Holy Trinity and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, accept this, my prayer, on behalf of the heart of the world.  Awaken the heart of the world to the Truth of the difference between good and evil. 

Inspire each soul to consecrate their hearts and their lives to the United Hearts;  thereby strengthening the heart of the world in this resolve. 

We beg You, dear United Hearts, pour the grace of Your Inspiration into the heart of the world, strengthening it in Truth and in Holy Love.  In this Heavenly Inspiration, draw the heart of the world into union with the Will of God. Amen." 

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JESUS HEART-A TREASURE CHESE
November 6, 2013  "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."

"My Heart is a Treasure Chest of Love, Mercy and Truth. The key which unlocks this Treasure Chest is man's free will. Through the Treasure inside My Heart, man finds salvation and a strong virtuous life."

"This is a Treasure which never dies, but reaches into eternity. This Eternal Treasure is much sought after in the world, but is nowhere to be found. What takes place between the soul and the Treasure of My Heart cannot be bought or sold. It is not a tangible, but a spiritual treasure. It is the consolation of the dying. It is the strength of the living. It is the living fiber of the New Jerusalem."

"Use the key of your free will and open this Treasure Chest."


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 THE LOGIC OF GOD IS DIFFERENT FROM THE LOGIC OF MAN
 THE LOGIC OF GOD IS DIFFERENT FROM THE LOGIC OF MAN Vatican City, 23 September 2012 (VIS) - At midday today the Holy Father appeared on the balcony overlooking the internal courtyard of the Apostolic Palace at Castelgandolfo to pray the Angelus with faithful gathered there. The Pope commented ...
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LITURGY: CHURCH FULLY VISIBLE IN LITURGY
THE CHURCH BECOMES FULLY VISIBLE IN THE LITURGY
 Vatican City, 3 October 2012 (VIS) - The time dedicated to liturgical prayer in the life of Christians, especially during Mass, was the central theme of Benedict XVI's catechesis during his general audience, held this morning in St. ...

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ETERNAL FATHER'S CREATION OF LOVE 

"I am Eternal Love - God the Father. I am All Love. Everything I create I create out of love. Every soul in the womb is My Creation of Love. It is mankind's opinions that challenge this and destroy My Handiwork." 

"Every soul I create is a Gift of My Love. Every life is a special grace with its unique talents and response to grace; but because man destroys My Creation, the future is changed forever. Honest and truthful leadership has been destroyed. Many vocations will never be realized. Scientists will never discover cures for certain diseases as they would have - had they lived. Your natural environment has, as well, been victimized as My Protective Hand withdraws with every abortion." 

"Mankind's hope is in imitating My Love through Holy Love. Learn to recognize your actions and opinions which oppose Holy Love. Decide to please Me, as much as I desire to please you. I do not want to show My Hand of Justice. I do not want to chastise the innocent, such as you are doing when you take innocent lives in the womb." 

"Surrender your hearts to Holy Love. Listen to your Loving Father's plea. Turn your free will towards good, and not evil. No longer offend Me." 

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STUDYING VATICAN COUNCIL II FROM THE ARCHIVES
STUDYING VATICAN COUNCIL II FROM THE ARCHIVES
Vatican City, 2 October 2012 (VIS) - A conference was held in the Holy See Press Office this morning to present an International Academic Conference: "Vatican Council II in the Light of the Archives of the Council Fathers, on the ...

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IT IS FAITH WHICH GIVES US A HOME IN THIS WORLD
IT IS FAITH WHICH GIVES US A HOME IN THIS WORLD
Vatican City, 4 October 2012 (VIS) - Benedict XVI today made a pastoral visit to Loreto, Italy, where he entrusted to the Blessed Virgin - venerated in the famous Marian shrine there - two impending ecclesial events: the Synod of Bishops ...

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PLENARY INDULGENCE FOR THE YEAR OF FAITH
PLENARY INDULGENCE FOR THE YEAR OF FAITH
Vatican City, 5 October 2012 (VIS) - According to a decree made public today and signed by Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro and Bishop Krzysztof Nykiel, respectively penitentiary major and regent of the Apostolic Penitentiary, Benedict XVI will ...

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TRANSMITTING THE PASSION FOR CHRIST TO THE WORLD
TRANSMITTING THE PASSION FOR CHRIST TO THE WORLD
Vatican City, 8 October 2012 (VIS) - The passion for announcing Christ to the world and the knowledge that God acts in the Church were the two key themes of the brief remarks addressed this morning by Benedict XVI to the Synod Fathers at ...

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CONCILIAR DOCUMENTS: A COMPASS TO GUIDE THE SHIP OF THE CHURCH
CONCILIAR DOCUMENTS: A COMPASS TO GUIDE THE SHIP OF THE CHURCH
Vatican City, 10 October 2012 (VIS) - "We have reached the eve of the day on which we will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Vatican Council II and the beginning of the Year of Faith", said Benedict XVI at the ...

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THE HOLY FATHER INAUGURATES THE YEAR OF FAITH
October 22, 2013 Blessed Mother comes as Protectress of the Faith.  She says:  "Praise be to Jesus." 

"Dear children, once again I come to you to discuss these times in which you live.  In the world, you have seasons marked by visible change in nature.  In the spiritual world, there are seasons, as well.  There are seasons of faith, seasons of doubt, heresy and apostasy.  As Protectress of the Faith, I tell you that you are now deep into the season of apostasy.  Unlike the seasons in nature, the signs of this season of apostasy go unnoticed.  The fact that less and less people believe and keep holy the Sabbath is not of concern to most." 

"Faith falls away from the tree of life - withers and dies - matter of factly.  There is very little positive or negative reaction from the general public.  But I would not come to you as Protectress of the Faith if Jesus did not deem it necessary.  In the world, you protect yourselves from the effects of your environment.  In the Spring, you carry an umbrella.  In the Summer, you protect yourselves from too much sun, and so on.  Be wise, dear children.  In this season of apostasy, allow Me, your Heavenly Mother, to protect you from the loss of your faith." 

 
Vatican City, 11 October 2012 (VIS) - "Today, fifty years from the opening of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, we begin with great joy the Year of Faith", said Benedict XVI during the course of a Mass celebrated this morning in St. Peter's Square. Concelebrating with the Pope were ...

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"AGGIORNAMENTO" DOES NOT BREAK WITH TRADITION BUT EXTENDS ITS VITALITY
"AGGIORNAMENTO" DOES NOT BREAK WITH TRADITION BUT EXTENDS ITS VITALITY
 Vatican City, 12 October 2012 (VIS) - This morning in the Clementine Hall, the Holy Father received a group of Council Fathers of Vatican II. They were accompanied by presidents of episcopal conferences ...

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MESSAGE OF THE INTERNATIONAL THEOLOGICAL COMMISSION FOR THE YEAR OF FAITH
 MESSAGE OF THE INTERNATIONAL THEOLOGICAL COMMISSION FOR THE YEAR OF FAITH Vatican City, 16 October 2012 (VIS) - The International Theological Commission has issued a message for the Year of Faith. Extracts from the English-language version are given below. "As a community of faith, the ...
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A NEW SERIES OF CATECHESES ON THE SUBJECT OF FAITH
A NEW SERIES OF CATECHESES ON THE SUBJECT OF FAITH
Vatican City, 17 October 2012 (VIS) - During his general audience this morning, Benedict XVI began a new series of catecheses which will cover the period of the Year of Faith. The Year, he said, is intended "to renew our enthusiasm ...

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INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF SACRED MUSIC AND ART TO BE DEDICATED TO THE YEAR OF FAITH
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF SACRED MUSIC AND ART TO BE DEDICATED TO THE YEAR OF FAITH Vatican City, 19 October 2012 (VIS) - The eleventh edition of the International Festival of Sacred Music and Art - which takes place during the autumn in Rome's patriarchal basilicas and in the Vatican - ...
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FAITH MEANS BELIEVING IN THE LOVE OF GOD WHICH REDEEMS US FROM SLAVERY
FAITH MEANS BELIEVING IN THE LOVE OF GOD WHICH REDEEMS US FROM SLAVERY
Vatican City, 24 October 2012 (VIS) - The faith, its meaning and significance in the modern world, were the main themes of Benedict XVI's catechesis during his weekly general audience held this morning in St. Peter's ...

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ART AND FAITH HAVE ACCOMPANIED THE CHURCH FOR MILLENNIA
ART AND FAITH HAVE ACCOMPANIED THE CHURCH FOR MILLENNIA
Vatican City, 26 October 2012 (VIS) - The Vatican Museums in collaboration with the Polish television station TBA have produced a documentary film entitled "Art and Faith. 'Via Pulchtitudinis'", marking the 500th ...

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YOUR PERSONAL HOLINESS


September 18, 2013  Blessed Mother says:  "Praise be to Jesus."

"Dear children, your personal holiness needs to be your prized possession.  This is your personal relationship with God the Father, Jesus and Me - all nurtured by the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Love and Truth."

"You have been given the spirituality of the Sacred Chambers of Our United Hearts here at this site.  Let this journey be your guide and path to follow towards the Divine Will."

"Do not let anyone or anything stand in the way of your deep and ongoing journey in holiness.  These days, the world holds holiness in low esteem and refuses to conform to such a concept.  But you, My children, have been brought along this sure and certain path of Holy and Divine Love.  Never be discouraged by slips or falls.  I, Your Mother, am accompanying you and will teach you the way."

"Never be so far from My Heavenly Correction that you will not listen."

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URGENT NEED FOR DIALOGUE AND COOPERATION BETWEEN SCIENCE AND FAITH
URGENT NEED FOR DIALOGUE AND COOPERATION BETWEEN SCIENCE AND FAITH
Vatican City, 8 November 2012 (VIS) - This morning in the Vatican, the Holy Father received participants in the plenary session of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, which is meeting to examine the topic of: ...

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SURRENDER YOUR HEART TO GOD

Feast of The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

Blessed Mother says:  "Praise be to Jesus." 
"When you surrender your heart to Our United Hearts each morning, it is as though your heart becomes a crown jewel at My Feet that is polished to its fullest beauty.  This surrender means you accept every cross and every grace as from the Hand of God.  The Lord cannot refuse a petition from such a suppliant heart.  He looks upon the heart that surrenders its will with graciousness.  What He does not grant such a soul is offered in a still better way - a way for His Greater Glory." 
"Souls who surrender are full of trust and harbor no fear - no unforgiveness.  This, then, is the measure of a soul's surrender.  To surrender partially is futile, for such a one is holding back and still hoping in his own will.  He does not trust completely in the Will of God." 
"Present God today the complete surrender of your heart.  Then you will be at peace." 


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THE CATHOLICITY OF THE CHURCH
THE POPE EMPHASISES THE CATHOLICITY OF THE CHURCH
Vatican City, 24 November 2012 (VIS) - In St. Peter's Basilica at 11 a.m. today, Benedict XVI celebrated an ordinary public consistory for the creation of six new cardinals: James Michael Harvey, Bechara Boutros Rai O.M.M., Baselios ...

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SPEAKING ABOUT GOD IN OUR TIMES
SPEAKING ABOUT GOD IN OUR TIMES
Vatican City, 28 November 2012 (VIS) - "How do we speak to God in our times? How can we communicate the Gospel to open the way to its salvific truth?" The Holy Father offered an answer to these questions in his catechesis during today's general ...

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ST. JOSEPH THE VESTIBULE OF GRACE FOR ALL SOULS
December 8, 2013  "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."

"The Welcoming Grace offered in the Vestibule of Our United Hearts is an invitation to acceptance of the initial conversion of heart for all who enter. However, throughout these Sacred Chambers, the soul who seeks to travel deeper must participate in an ongoing conversion."

"This moment to moment conversion is the soul's 'yes' to placing God first in his heart and trampling underfoot disordered self-love. This is the continual ongoing path I call every soul to follow. The more self-effacing the soul becomes, the deeper his journey into the Chambers of Our United Hearts. For some, this journey is more difficult than for others. Some are more deeply entrenched in the allurements of the world and have lost sight of God and what pleases Him. These are the ones who disregard their eternal salvation."

"So today, I draw you back into the reality of the Truth and why I call you into the Vestibule of Our United Hearts. Without your willingness to love and serve God, there will be no conversion of heart for you, and you will always be an unbeliever. Without your conversion, you will not see salvation."

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 GOD'S BENEVOLENT PLAN FOR HUMANITY
GOD'S BENEVOLENT PLAN FOR HUMANITY
Vatican City, 5 December 2012 (VIS) - God's "benevolent plan" for mankind, which begins St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians, was the theme of the Holy Father's catechesis at today's general audience. The great hymn that the apostle Paul raised to God ...

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GRACE AN EXTENSION OF GOD'S DIVINE WILL
 
October 17, 2013  "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." 

"My Heart mourns for the graces I offer that are left unattended.  Too often, they are unrecognized or unwanted.  Grace is an extension of My Father's Divine Will or to put it another way, Grace is the Divine Will in action.  So many times, it is the autonomy of free will which chooses its own path, circumventing the grace of the present moment.  The soul chooses what may seem more lucrative, more pleasurable or more secure;  but all of these are falsely represented by Satan." 
"The graces I offer, which are unwanted by some, can be'adopted' by others.  Every day ask My Mother for the graces rejected through free will.  My Mother, Mediatrix of All Grace, will listen to your prayer." 
 

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THE CHILD JESUS MAKES THE LOVE OF GOD MANIFEST
THE CHILD JESUS MAKES THE LOVE OF GOD MANIFEST  
VATICAN CITY, 23 DEC 2009 (VIS) -
In his general audience, celebrated this morning in the Paul VI Hall, the Pope focused his remarks on the subject of Christmas.   At the beginning of his catechesis the Holy Father explained that ...

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Jesus & Mary Speak to Clergy & Hierarchy

September 15, 2013 Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows 

TO: PRIESTS 
Our Lady comes as Our Lady of Sorrows.  She says:  "Praise be to Jesus." 
"Today, on the Commemoration of My Sorrowful Heart, I have come to invite all clergy here to this site.  You will feel My Presence and My Peace here apart from the confusion of the world." 

"You must realize that Satan is the enemy of every vocation.  He puts people in your life and creates situations which are great distractions.  Place all of your spare time in My Immaculate Heart.  Ask Me to protect your faith, your purity, your holiness - and I will." 

"Your vocation comes from God and must be used by God for the salvation of souls, as well as your own soul.  Amongst you there must be no jealousy, rivalry or ambition. Reveal sin for what it is.  Your call is not to be popular but to stand for the Truth.  Those who stand for the Truth must not be punished by those in authority.  Reprisals are not part of Holy Love or of any vocation." 

"Unite in the Truth and help Me to save souls.  Daily examine your hearts.  Ask Me to reveal to you any iniquity - any transgression against Holy Love.  Always make the Sacraments your priority.  Make them readily available to all.  The numbers of penitents each week reflects the strength of your vocation." 

"Do not look to please people above pleasing God.  If you listen to My words today, your vocation will be under My Mantle of Protection and I will bless you." 

September 16, 2013  TO: THE HIERARCHY 

"I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." 


"In the past, I have gingerly tiptoed around this topic due to sensitive egos;  but, I must speak out.  Souls slip to their perdition, for there is no introspection.  I must tell you, and I speak to all Church hierarchy that title does not guarantee your salvation." 

"All hierarchy, no matter their sect or affiliation, need to convey a loving concern for their flock.  Control is not love.  Donot hold yourselves above reproach and beyond error in every matter and all opinions.  This is not part of the human condition.  Understanding and open communication need to be your hallmarks." 

"Do not resent or deny the power of the Holy Spirit in and amongst your flock.  Acknowledge the inspirations of the Holy Spirit even in the humblest.  If you are fortunate enough to have an apparition (which is a direct intervention from Heaven) in your diocese, pray for fair, open-minded discernment.  Do not try to do everything in your power to squelch it.  Pay attention to what Heaven asks.  Be a follower, first, before you discern.  Otherwise, you may rash judge and mislead many.  You are responsible for many good prayers left unsaid if you mislead." 
"Be open to My Constructive Criticism today.  Do not allow Satan to discount this spiritual growth in your hearts.  Lead with Holy Love.  Do not mislead with your egos." 

September 16, 2013 - Peace in All Hearts through Holy Love and World Peace 
Jesus is here with His Heart exposed.  He says:  "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." 
"Tonight, My brothers and sisters, I come to ask that you pray from the heart.  In that way, I can carry your prayers around the world and scatter grace wherever it is needed the most.  Pray for peace." 
"Tonight I'm blessing you with My Blessing of Divine Love."

Source: http://www.holylove.org


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How to Love God & Love your Neighbor Today
December 17, 2012  Blessed Mother says: "Praise be to Jesus."

"Anything that tries to erode your faith in God's Love and Mercy for you is from the evil one. My title Protectress of the Faith, which has been proclaimed in Heaven, is most vital today when true faith is at war with Satan's civilization."
"The poison of today is the distraction of the world by electronics, which have not been put to good use for the most part - but, very often, to evil ends."
"Do not become distracted by times and dates of specific events bandied about by unbelievers. You are My children. If you are living in Holy Love, what have you to fear?"
"Most of all, allow Me to defend your faith. In this way, alone, you can be the light of Truth in the world." 

December 17, 2012 
Blessed Mother says: "Praise be to Jesus."

"I have come to speak to you about unbelievers. When I speak of unbelievers, I am addressing those who have heard of these apparitions and Messages; but, for the sake of pride, choose not to believe. Such as these have placed grave obstacles between their hearts and their own salvation."
"It is much easier to disbelieve than to believe. To believe in Heaven's direction carries with it the responsibility to live the Messages. Too often, free will chooses the easiest path - the path of false discernment and rash judgment. Once these opinions are formed, it is pride that prevents a conversion of heart."
"So, once again, I ask your prayers of the conversion of unbelievers."

December 17, 2012   - Peace in All Hearts through Holy Love

Jesus is here with His Heart exposed. He says: "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."

"My brothers and sisters, tonight I invite you to realize that My Most Profound Desire for this Christmas season is to take up My Rest in each heart - in this way effecting the conversion of the heart of the world. There I desire to remain in all simplicity and humility, changing the world through My Presence in every heart."
"Tonight I'm blessing you with My Blessing of Divine Love."

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MESSAGE FOR THE 50TH WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS, "SIGN OF HOPE FOUNDED IN FAITH"
MESSAGE FOR THE 50TH WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS,
 "SIGN OF HOPE FOUNDED IN FAITH" Vatican City, 15 December 2012 (VIS) - The Holy Father's Message for the 50th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, to be celebrated on 21 April 2013, fourth Sunday of Easter, was published today, in ...

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Sorrows of Jesus & Mary
September 15, 2013 Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows  Our Lady comes as Our Lady of Sorrows.  She says:  "Praise be to Jesus."  "Today, I invite, once again, all people and all nations to allow Holy Love to take dominion over their hearts.  My greatest sorrow is ...
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JESUS SPEAKS TO THE WORLD ABOUT WHAT'S IMPORTANT TODAY
August 7, 2014 Jesus says: "I am your Jesus born Incarnate." "I wish to speak to you, once again, about My Mournful Heart. During My Passion, I suffered greatly for the sins of this age. The nails, which violated My Flesh, I suffered for the gross compromise of Truth in ...
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JESUS MOURNFUL HEART TO BE HONORED
December 30, 2013 Monday Service - Peace in All Hearts through Holy Love and World Peace Jesus is here with His Heart exposed. He says: "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." "You have the tradition - some of you - to make resolutions for the coming year. This year I desire all resolve to live in the Truth, to support the Truth and to promote the Truth." "I'm blessing you with My Blessing of Divine Love."
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THE HEART OF OUR HEAVENLY FATHER
August 5, 2013  Heavenly Father Speaks: 
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I see the Great Flame of God the Father's Heart. He says: "I Am Who Am. I am the Eternal Now. I am your Eternal Father - Creator of the Universe. It is I Who brought this Mission into the world for the sake of all humanity - not just some. No other mission or apparition site has been given so much - the Protectress of the Faith Devotion; the United Hearts Revelation and the spiritual journey through the Sacred Chambers therein, which lead to My Divine Will; the Revelation and Image of Mary, Refuge of Holy Love; and at last, the Revelation of the Mournful Heart of Jesus. A myriad of Messages have been imparted to the world here, as well as miraculous waters."

"Yet, with all that has been given, authorities have cast a nefarious shadow over My Works. My children, open your hearts and your eyes. My Love is all around you, and My Favor longs to rest upon you at this site and upon your lives. Do not choose to ignore Me - I, Who call you out of the spiritual desert in the world. Allow Me to mold you in My Love. I desire it."


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Exaltation of the Holy Cross
 September 13, 2013  "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."  "In preparation for the feast tomorrow, the Exaltation of the Cross, I invite each soul to allow the cross to be victorious in their heart and their lives.  The way to accomplish this is to accept every cross ...
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Refuge of Holy Love
August 3, 2013  "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."

"Today and always, I invite the Children of the United Hearts to be My Voice in the world. Let no hardship stand in your way. Realize all that opposes you is evil." *

"Let there stand now a contractual agreement between us, that your goal is - from now on - to spread the Consecration to Our United Hearts."
* Read Ephesians 6:10-20

August 3, 2013 
"I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."
"The well-being of every person in the world is threatened by the abuse of authority. Is it any wonder that this is a great Wound of My Mournful Heart? Even terrorism is a fruit of this abuse, for some governments encourage this form of violence - not to mention some religious leaders."

"Make amends to My Most Mournful Heart. Pray that this Sword is withdrawn from My Heart before it is too late, and before the world is changed forever."

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A Place of Prayer and Meditation
August 16, 2013 "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." "Never think of yourself as holy. That is spiritual pride. Always aim for the elusive goal of being more holy and regard others as more holy than you could ever be.” "There are many, many who think that because they hold certain positions within Church circles that they are holy by virtue of title. The Truth is, everyone is subject to Satan's attacks - the most influential especially. This is why you must pray for all in leadership roles. Authority becomes compromised when people think that title carries with it righteousness and Truth - no matter what." "The foundation of Holy Love in the heart must be the basis of every spiritual journey. Everything else - title, authority and every vocation - must be built up on top of the foundation of Holy Love. Then it will be a secure structure." August 16, 2013 Blessed Mother says: "Praise be to Jesus." "Never be self-satisfied in any effort. Always give credit to whomever contributed to your achievements, thereby deflecting attention from yourself. Believe in your heart that you accomplish nothing of your own accord, but always as an effort to cooperate with God's Grace and His Will. This is the path to becoming a worthy instrument." "Never take pride even in being God's instrument. This, too, is a trap of Satan. Try to disappear in your endeavors as much as possible even in your own heart." August 16, 2013 Friday Service - For all those falsely accused within society, governments and within Church circles; that all calumnies are exposed by Truth Jesus is here with His Heart exposed. He says: "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." "My brothers and sisters, once again I come to unite you in Holy and Divine Love. This is the way of My Victory and My Triumph. You will recognize this path through the Light of Truth which is Holy Love. Follow it carefully for there are many obstacles." "Tonight I'm imparting to you My Blessing of Divine Love."
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HELP YOUR NEIGHBOR  
August 18, 2013 "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." "It is never too late to change the hearts of errant leadership and reverse the bad effects of their misguided efforts. My Heart is All Mercy - All Love. I desire to lead souls in righteousness and back upon the path of Truth." "Leadership, which is self-seeking and leads souls in blindness, has become pharisaical in nature. No leader should refuse to listen to his flock or presume eminence over all-righteousness." "I speak to and lead even the smallest and most insignificant heart. The Seal of Discernment is the winnowing fan which sorts out the Truth from the false. You must not allow title to take precedence over Truth." "Pray that all leadership becomes more accountable to the Truth." August 18, 2013 "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." "It is never too late to change the hearts of errant leadership and reverse the bad effects of their misguided efforts. My Heart is All Mercy - All Love. I desire to lead souls in righteousness and back upon the path of Truth." "Leadership, ...
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Crucial Times for the Faith
  August 19, 2013 Blessed Mother says:  "Praise be to Jesus."  "In the past, in other areas of the world, Heaven's intervention (by way of apparitions and private revelations) has been suppressed and even short circuited due to the abuse of authority.  ...
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Cherish the Good not the Weakenesses
July 28, 2013 "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate." "Today, I tell you, the Seal of Discernment that the sincere of heart receives as he steps onto this property is the vehicle I use to begin atonement to My Most Mournful Heart. As errors and faults in Holy Love come to light, the soul is flooded ...
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MARY, PROTECTRESS OF THE FAITH
August 15, 2013 Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Mother  Blessed Mother says:  "Praise be to Jesus."  "When I was assumed into Heaven, nothing could hold Me back, My Heart was consumed with the Glory of God.  I was filled with Holy Love.  I ...
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CHILDREN OF THE UNITED HEARTS


Holy Love

Dear Subscribers of the Holy Love messages,

Last May 2012, Blessed Mother requested that an association called The Children of the United Hearts Association be formed. As a private ecumenical association, members are simply requested to recite three prayers daily as personal circumstances permit to aid in the Victory of the United Hearts in the Heart of the World and to evangelize these prayers to others for the "Consecration of the Heart of the world to the United Hearts".

On January 1, 2013 on the Feast of Mary, The Holy Mother of God, Blessed Mother told us: “…the heart of the world has not resolved to be consecrated to Our United Hearts.”

This message brought much sadness to our hearts as we knew Heaven is counting on the Children of the United Hearts Association to evangelize the "Consecration of the Heart of the world to the United Hearts".

The three daily prayers include: the Consecration to the United Hearts; the Consecration of the Heart of the World to the United Hearts; and the Chaplet of the United Hearts for the intention of the Victory of the United Hearts in the Heart of the World. These prayers can be read
by clicking here.

If you are not a member of this Association and would like to be and are willing to pray three simple prayers a day day as personal circumstances permit for the "Consecration of the Heart of the world to the United Hearts", please send an e-mail to childrenofuh@holylove.org with your contact information. In addition, please consider spreading this specific request for prayer to others.

Thank you for your participation in making a commitment to pray the three daily prayers that Blessed Mother asked for and for evangelizing the "Consecration of the Heart of the world to the United Hearts".

"The more souls that make this consecration, the more the heart of the world will be saturated with the Truth. This is an all-important effort in these times before the impetus of the Final Tribulation."
(Blessed Mother - May 10, 2012)


We extend to you the Complete Blessing of the United Hearts.

In Holy Love,
Children of the United Hearts Association

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Our Mother's Immaculate Heart
July 20, 2013  St. John Vianney says:  "Praise be to Jesus." "I have come, as Jesus sends me, to remind all priests that the fruit of their vocation is the salvation of souls.  Therefore, their job is the distribution of the sacraments to their flock.  ...
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ETERNAL NOW
May 12, 2013 Mother's Day
"I am the Eternal Now. I am Who Am."
"I come to you, once again, as an enormous Flame of Fire - the representation of My Heart. I am the Creator of all life. I am the Creator of motherhood. Life in the womb is the manifestation of My Will. Life outside of the womb exists in and through My Will."
"Those who do not abide in My Will have broken My Commandments of Holy Love. The consequence of My Justice is complete."
"Revere all life. I have given all life to you. Respect motherhood from the moment of conception. Embrace this Truth."
May 12, 2013 Mother's Day "I am the Eternal Now. I am Who Am." "I come to you, once again, as an enormous Flame of Fire - the representation of My Heart. I am the Creator of all life. I am the Creator of motherhood. Life in the womb is the manifestation of My Will. Life ...

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Live By Holy Love
August 6, 2013 "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."

"I come, once again, to address the abuse of authority - the gaping Wound of My Most Mournful Heart. Authority is always abused when the rights and dignity of others are transgressed. This being said, it behooves those in authority to rule justly. They must not assume too much power - power that is not theirs to take. On the other hand, they must not shirk their responsibilities and, in so doing, not take on duties attendant to their office."

"Leadership, whether it be political, religious or other secular positions, is a grave responsibility. Leadership takes on the persona of the leader. This is why it is so important that hearts are embraced by Holy Love. Leadership which is based upon Holy Love is just - its maxims based upon Truth. This type of authority warrants respect."
May 12, 2013 Mother's Day
"I am the Eternal Now. I am Who Am."
"I come to you, once again, as an enormous Flame of Fire - the representation of My Heart. I am the Creator of all life. I am the Creator of motherhood. Life in the womb is the manifestation of My Will. Life outside of the womb exists in and through My Will."
"Those who do not abide in My Will have broken My Commandments of Holy Love. The consequence of My Justice is complete."
"Revere all life. I have given all life to you. Respect motherhood from the moment of conception. Embrace this Truth."

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St. Michael Archangel Message
September 29, 2011   St. Michael says:  "Praise be to Jesus."
"I am Michael, the great one whom God has made great.  In Him all things are made possible.  I have come to redirect free will so that mankind will learn to recognize evil and avoid it.  ...

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St. Michael Archangel Teaches
St. Michael Archangel says:  "Praise be to Jesus."

"I am Michael the Archangel.  I come to enlighten you, and all, concerning truth.  When my Shield of Truth passes over a soul, he is enlightened as to the truth, and the truth that is in his heart is safeguarded;  but I have not told you about my sword.  The tip of my sword plays an integral part in bringing about the conversion of a heart.  It is my sword which pricks the heart and convicts the soul in the truth."

"Many today have had the truth revealed to them, nd yet do not stand convicted of the ways in which they do not live in the truth.  It is this conviction of heart - this piercing of the heart - that redirects souls on the path of righteousness."

"You see, this is not only my effort in piercing the heart, but a movement of the free will to allow it."


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ALL HOLY GOD, HEAVEN & EARTH ARE FULL of YOUR GLORY...
"In the beginning God created heaven and earth..."--Gen: 1:1 Blessed are you, Lord, Father in heaven, Who, in your infinite mercy, stooped down to us in our distress and gave us Jesus, your Son, born into our human condition, to be our Savior and Friend, our Brother and Redeemer. We thank you, good Father, for all your gracious gifts. Help us to live this year in your favor in anticipation of our return to our Father's house, where, full of love, you await your straying children to embrace them in your forgiveness and welcome them to your table, in their festive garments. We praise you, Father, forever!
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PRAYING THE ANGELUS DAILY...
The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary. And she conceived by the the Holy Spirit. Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen. Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done unto me according to your word. Hail Mary....
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The Blessed Trinity...
Invocation of the HOLY TRINITY: In the name of the FATHER, and of the SON, and of the HOLY SPIRIT. May the grace of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, the LOVE of GOD our FATHER, and fellowship of the HOLY SPIRIT be with you. --Liturgy Introductory Rites: Greeting Invocation of the Blessed ...
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AND THE WORD BECAME FLESH...
In the beginning was the Word: the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things came into being, not one thing came into being except through him. What has come into being in him was life, life that was the light of all; and the light ...
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SUNDAY: THE LORD'S DAY
WITHOUT THE LORD'S DAY, SUNDAY, LIFE DOES NOT FLOURISH VATICAN CITY, SEP 9, 2007 (VIS) - This morning the Pope celebrated Mass in Vienna's cathedral of St. Stephen, a Gothic structure with a campanile 136 meters high and a frontage incorporating two Roman towers more than 60 meters high. A ...
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LITURGY OF THE HOURS-Feature:
Selection from writings of Barnabas, Co-Disciple w/St. Paul-- THE WAY OF LIGHT Consider now the way of light; anyone who is bent on reaching their appointed goal must be very careful in all things. Now these are the directions that have been given to us for this journey: love your Creator; ...
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THE HOLY TRINITY
THE NAME OF THE HOLY TRINITY IS ENGRAVED IN THE UNIVERSE  
VATICAN CITY, 7 JUN 2009 (VIS) - In his remarks preceding today's Angelus, the Holy Father spoke of the three Solemnities celebrated after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday which falls today, Corpus Christi on Thursday and the Feast of the ...

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THE LOVE OF JESUS....
LOVE.... By George Herbert (1593-1633) Love bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back, Guilty of dust and sin. But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack From my first entrance in, Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning, If I lacked anything. 'A guest', I answered, 'worthy to be here'. Love said, 'You shall be he'...
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Holy and Divine Love...How to love God and your neighbor
 December 15, 2012  "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."

"What occurred yesterday - the killing of the children and adults in Connecticut - is tragic, but it is also tragically not surprising. Your country does not mourn the millions of innocent lives lost in the womb. In fact, it encourages it. Religious leaders do not encourage Heaven's peace plan - Holy Love - they oppose it."

"Obedience to evil is on the rise, as is disobedience to righteousness. Anything - weapons included that is used towards an evil end - is evil; but the same thing can be put to good use and to defend righteousness. The difference is what is in hearts."

"People make choices according to the values they hold in their hearts. This has been taught here all along. These days, less and less right reason is reflected in moment to moment decisions."

"If earth chooses to reject Holy Love, they will have rejected Christian principles. This empowers evil. This Mission is here to change the course of human events, to bring peace and harmony into the world - unity in and through Holy Love."

"Accept Holy Love with a humble heart. Give thanks for its existence and the call to personal holiness through Holy Love. This is the path to freedom."

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THE EIGHT BEATITUDES-Mt. 5: 1-10
Seeing the crowds, Jesus went onto the mountain. And when he was seated his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak. This is what he taught them: The Beatitudes: How blessed are the poor in spirit: the kingdom of heaven is theirs. Blessed are the gentle, they shall inherit the ...
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JESUS MAKES A DIFFERENCE ...
"Jesus came to the Samaritan town called Sichar near the land that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Jacob`s well was there and Jesus, tired by the journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, `Give me something to drink`, His ...
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RENEWING FAITH IN REAL PRESENCE OF CHRIST IN EUCHARIST
RENEWING FAITH IN REAL PRESENCE OF CHRIST IN EUCHARIST  
VATICAN CITY, 11 JUN 2009 (VIS) - At 7 p.m. today, Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Benedict XVI celebrated Mass on the square in front of the basilica of St. John Lateran, then led a Eucharistic procession to the basilica of St. Mary ...

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JESUS IS THE WISDOM OF GOD INCARNATE
JESUS IS THE WISDOM OF GOD INCARNATE  
VATICAN CITY, 4 JAN 2009 (VIS)
- At noon today the Holy Father appeared at the window of his study overlooking St. Peter's Square to pray the Angelus with the thousands of pilgrims present.    At the beginning of the Mass the Pope recalled ...

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Christ the King
"I am your Jesus, born Incarnate.  I am Christ, the King."

"I desire to establish My Lordship over every nation and all hearts.  I cannot do so until I am allowed sovereignty over each present moment in every heart;  for the key to My Kingship in hearts is surrender of free will."

"My Reign is from age to age, and from horizon to horizon. This truth never changes.  Sin is the result of rebellion against My Rule.  Today there are whole ideologies formed which oppose My Kingship.  Entire nations stand in error for they will not submit to the truth of what I am here to tell you today."

"My purpose here in this Mission is to reveal both truth and the evil of untruth, for this strengthens the Remnant Faithful.  The Remnant readily accept My Kingship."


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Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead...
ANGELUS: CHRIST BREAKS DOWN THE WALL OF DEATH   VATICAN CITY, 10 APR 2011 (VIS) - At midday today, before praying the Angelus with faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square, Benedict XVI remarked on the readings of today's Mass, dedicated to the Resurrection, "not yet that of Jesus Christ, ...
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Apparition of Our Lady Explained...
News Reports of Our Lady's Daily Apparitions in Medjugorje since 1981
--Check: www.medjugorje.org
CONFESS YOUR SINS "Dear children! In this time of renunciation, prayer and penance, I call you anew: go and confess your sins so that grace may open your hearts, and permit it to ...

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Sorrows of Mary CD Available
A beautiful CD by a Hermit Sister on the topic of the Seven Ssorrows of the Blessed Mother with sacred songs...now available for the Lenten Season. For more information and to order Click: www.FlowerofCarmelHermitage.Catholicweb.com or www.heartbeatrecords.com
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Pope Adds New 'Mysteries of Light'...
APOSTOLIC LETTER ON THE MOST HOLY ROSARY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY INTRODUCTION 1. The Rosary of the Virgin Mary, which gradually took form in the second millennium under the guidance of the Spirit of God, is a prayer loved by countless Saints and encouraged by the Magisterium. Simple yet ...
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"Luminous Mysteries" of Rosary Cont.
THE ROSARY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY TO THE FAITHFUL by Pope John Paul II The opening and closing...cont. from previous article in GOOD NEWS: 37.At present, in different parts of the Church, there are many ways to introduce the Rosary. In some places, it is customary to begin with the ...
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Devotion to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
"One day with the Rosary and the Scapular, I will save the world." --Our Lady to St. Dominic/Bl. Alan On the summit of Mt. Carmel in the Holy Land(home of the Prophets Elias and Eliseus) stands the imposing Carmelite Monastery founded in 1156. According to Carmelite tradition, the Blessed Virgin ...
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FIVE DAY NOVENA TO MARY, REFUGE & PROTECTRESS
St. Bernard's Novena to Mary, Protectress and Refuge: Day 1: "Sweetest Mary, our Refuge and Protectress, increase within us the virtues of faith, hope and love so that our trust in You will be unfailing. Amen." Prayer to be said every day of the novena: "Mary, my Mother, ...
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October 7, 2010 Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
Our Lady presents the Rosary of the Unborn and teaches, 
"I have come to point out to all mankind that all of My apparitions throughout history are linked with a common theme just as the beads on a rosary are linked.  Each time I come, the same purpose is in My Heart - the ...

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IMMACULATE CONCEPTION of the VIRGIN MARY
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION: VICTORY OVER ORIGINAL SIN  
Dec. 8, 2008:  As Pope Benedict prayed with the 40,000 pilgrims in the Vatican Square, he said:     Today's solemnity, "reminds us of two fundamental truths of our faith: original sin, ... and the victory over that sin of ...

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 Pro-Life Rosary
Pro-Life Rosary and Intentions  Requested by Our Lady June 4, 2011 - A.M.

Blessed Mother says: "Praise be to Jesus."

Our Lady appears holding a rosary made of roses. She says: "I have come to help you see that many parts make up the whole. When all these roses or Hail Marys are put together, they can equal one prayer and one prayer intention."

Then Blessed Mother shows me a picture which outlines Her requested intentions for the rosary.

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"I invite you to see that each of these intentions is pro-life:"

"No.1 You seek My protection over the unborn."

"No. 2 You pray for guidance for all involved in the abortion
industry and mothers considering abortion."

"No. 3 You pray for the conversion of anyone who supports
abortion.

"No. 4 You pray for government leaders who support abortion."

"No. 5 You pray for any religious leader who does not speak out
against abortion."

"So you see how all the parts make up a pro-life rosary."


June 4, 2011 - P.M.  Blessed Mother says: "Praise be to Jesus."

"My Son graciously allows His Most Sacred Heart to be touched by those who pray the Rosary of the Unborn from the heart. For this reason, and because He has much compassion on the human condition these days, He allowed Me to visit you earlier today with the meditations or intentions I gave you."

"In the First Mystery, you pray for My protection. This can be My Motherly protection over the unborn."

"The Second Mystery invokes My guidance which would be inspiration for mothers not to abort their babies, government leaders to oppose abortion and religious leaders to act against it."

"The Third Mystery is for the conversion of souls. No one can be converted or should believe in his conversion if he still supports abortion."

"The Fourth Mystery is for all government leaders. It is paramount that legalized abortion is overturned. The future of the world depends upon it."

"The Fifth Mystery is for all religious leaders to take a stand against abortion. Not to oppose it - is to support abortion."

"My Motherly Heart is intercessor for these needs, My children, when you pray from the heart. I am ever ready to assist you. Pray this way often."

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QUEENSHIP OF MARY
August 22, 2011 Feast of The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Our Lady comes in sparkling white.  She says:  "Praise be to Jesus." "Today, as Queen of Heaven and Earth, I long to take up My sovereignty in all hearts.  The majority of all people and all nations do ...

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Blessed Mother Recalls Fatima Today
October 13, 2011 Feast of Our Lady of Fatima
Blessed Mother says:  “Praise be to Jesus.” “My last public appearance in Fatima was marked with many miracles given in support of the message.  Yet, those in strategic positions of power failed to act upon ...

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30th Anniversary Novena to Our Lady
30th Anniversary Novena to Our Lady The Queen of Peace
On June 15, 2011, begins the Novena in thanksgiving for 30 years of the apparitions of the Queen of Peace. In Medjugorje, they will pray the rosary at Apparition Hill every day at 4 pm, and we unite with all our friends and with all the ...

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FROM MEDJUGORGE: OUR LADY'S MESSAGE TO THE WORLD, Nov. 25, 2013
December 25, 2013 Message to Marija "Dear children! I am carrying to you the King of Peace that He may give you His peace. You, little children, pray, pray, pray. The fruit of prayer will be seen on the faces of the people who have decided for God and His Kingdom. I, with my Son Jesus, bless you all with a blessing of peace. Thank you for having responded to my call."
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OUR LADY SPEAKS TO MEDJUGORJE VISIONARIES
December 02, 2013 Message to Mirjana "Dear children, with a motherly love and a motherly patience I am looking at your ceaseless wandering and how lost you are. That is why I am with you. I desire to help you to first find and come to know yourself, so that, then, you would be able to recognize and to admit everything that does not permit you to get to know the love of the Heavenly Father, honestly and wholeheartedly. My children, the Father comes to be known through the cross. Therefore, do not reject the cross. Strive to comprehend and accept it with my help. When you will be able to accept the cross you will also understand the love of the Heavenly Father; you will walk with my Son and with me; you will differ from those who have not come to know the love of the Heavenly Father, those who listen to Him but do not understand Him, those who do not walk with Him - who have not come to know Him. I desire for you to come to know the truth of my Son and to be my apostles; that, as children of God, you may rise above the human way of thinking and always, and in everything, seek God's way of thinking, anew. My children, pray and fast that you may be able to recognize all of this which I am seeking of you. Pray for your shepherds and long to come to know the love of your Heavenly Father, in union with them. Thank you."
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BLESSED MOTHER SPEAKS TO HER CHILDREN...
Blessed Mother says: "Praise be to Jesus."

"Dear children, I come to you once again seeking the conversion of all hearts, for it is that which hearts embrace which determines the course of human events.  These days mankind has made a god of his own ingenuity.  With his own human intelligence, he hopes to predict and to prepare for whatever the future may hold."

"God has established this Mission here in the center of controversy and confusion so as to inspire souls to their conversion through the truth of Holy Love.  The only preparation that is necessary is Holy Love in your heart.  Herein lies your passport to salvation.  Holy Love in the heart is an imperative necessity.  Other needs that may present themselves must be entrusted to God's Provision."


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St. Joseph Speaks
St. Joseph is here and says: "Praise be to Jesus."
"I have come to call the heart of the world back to unity - unity in Holy Love. Holy Love must be the firm foundation of every heart. Any departure from this brings lack of unity - lack of peace such as exists in the world today. ...

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ST. JOSEPH'S MESSAGE OF FAMILY PEACE & LOVE
December 26, 2010: Feast of The Holy Family
St. Joseph says:  "Praise be to Jesus." "Today I am addressing the family of mankind who, for the most part, has departed from the path of holiness.  Once again I am joining my Son, Jesus, in an effort to spread unity through ...

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The Catholic Church: Mystical Body of Christ
WORLD CATHOLIC POPULATION AT 1.098 BILLION Vatican, May. 01 (CWNews.com) - The world's Catholic population is now 1.098 billion, according to the latest figures from the Vatican's statistical bureau. The figures contained in the Annuarium Statiscum Ecclesiae, presented to the press on April 30, ...
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THE CHURCH: HEAD AND MEMBERS...
The Church: Head and Members, By St. John Eudes I ask you to consider that our Lord Jesus Christ is your true head and that you are a member of his body. He belongs to you as the head belongs to the body. All that is his is yours; breath, heart, body, soul and all his faculties. All of these you must use as if they belonged to you...
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DOCTORS OF THE CHURCH...
NAMES AND FEAST DATES OF THE 33 DOCTORS OF THE CHURCH ST ALBERT 11/15 ST ALPHONSUS LIGUORI 8/1 ST AMBROSE 12/7 ST ANSELM 4/21 ST ANTHONY OF PADUA 6/13 ST ATHANASIUS 5/2 ST AUGUSTINE 8/28 ST BASIL 1/2 ST BEDE, THE VENERABLE 5/25 ST BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX 8/20 ST BONAVENTURE 7/15 ST ...
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OUR MULTICULTURAL CHURCH...
RENEW THE LANGUAGES OF ART AND OF CULTURE VATICAN CITY, MAR 21, 2005 (VIS) "Projecting Culture: the language of music." "Music, like all artistic languages," writes the Holy Father in his message, "brings man closer to God. ... Yet at the same time, art can on occasion transmit a ...
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COLLABORATION OF MEN AND WOMEN IN THE CHURCH AND IN THE WORLD
FROM ROME...LETTER TO THE BISHOPS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ON THE COLLABORATION OF MEN AND WOMEN IN THE CHURCH AND IN THE WORLD INTRODUCTION 1.The Church, expert in humanity, has a perennial interest in whatever concerns men and women. In recent times, much reflection has been given to the ...
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DOCTRINAL ISSUES UPDATED BY VATICAN
DOCUMENT REGARDING CERTAIN ASPECTS OF CHURCH DOCTRINE VATICAN CITY, JUL 10, 2007 (VIS) - Made public today was a document from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: "Responses to some Questions Regarding Certain Aspects of the Doctrine on the Church." It is dated June 29, Solemnity of ...
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CATHOLIC-ORTHODOX DOCUMENT ON THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH
CATHOLIC-ORTHODOX DOCUMENT ON THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH VATICAN CITY, NOV 15, 2007 (VIS) - Made public today was the final document of the plenary assembly of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church. The meeting was held in ...
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THE CHURCH WAS CATHOLIC FROM THE VERY FIRST MOMENT
THE CHURCH WAS CATHOLIC FROM THE VERY FIRST MOMENT 
  VATICAN CITY, 12 JUN 2011 (VIS) - At 9.30 a.m. today, the Feast of Pentecost, the Holy Father presided at Mass in the Vatican Basilica.     In his homily the Holy Father said that "the Spirit which created all things, and ...

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POPE BENEDICT'S LENTEN MESSAGE...
HOLY FATHER'S MESSAGE FOR LENT 2007 VATICAN CITY, FEB 13, 2007 (VIS) - Made public today was The Message of Benedict XVI for Lent 2007. The text, dated November 21, 2006, has as its title a verse taken from the Gospel of St. John: "They shall look on Him whom they have pierced." The full ...
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LENTEN SEASON...
"When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself." -John 12:32 "Those who wish to come after me must take up their cross daily and follow Me."--Luke 9:23. Ash Wednedsday...ushers in the lenten season--the 40 days before Easter during which the ...
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USE OF THE LATIN MASS OF 1964 
 -NEW NORMS FOR ITS USE BY POPE

VATICAN CITY, JUL 7, 2007 (VIS) - Given below is aN English-language translation of the Apostolic Letter "Motu Proprio data" of Pope Benedict XVI, "Summorum Pontificum," concerning the use of the Roman liturgy prior to the reform of 1970. The original text is written in Latin. ...
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WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY   VATICAN CITY, 15 JAN 2008 (VIS) - The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, traditionally celebrated every year from January 18 to 25, begins on Friday.     The theme chosen for this year's initiative, taken from the First Letter of Paul ...
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Lenten Reflections
LENT, A GREAT SPIRITUAL RETREAT LASTING FORTY DAYS   VATICAN CITY, 6 FEB 2008 (VIS) - In this morning's general audience, held in the Paul VI Hall, the Pope dedicated his catechesis to the subject of Lent, which begins today with the rite of the imposition of the ashes and which, he ...
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PALM SUNDAY CELEBRATION
 PURIFYING OUR HEARTS IN ORDER TO RECOGNISE GOD   VATICAN CITY, 16 MAR 2008 (VIS) - In St. Peter's Square at 9.30 a.m. today, the Holy Father presided at a solemn liturgical celebration for Palm Sunday and the Passion of the Lord, which marks the beginning of Holy Week. The Pope blessed ...
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Solemnity of the Lord's Epiphany
PROCLAIMING CHRIST WITH WORDS AND THE WITNESS OF LIFE
 VATICAN CITY, 6 JAN 2009 (VIS) - The Pope celebrated Mass today, the Solemnity of the Lord's Epiphany, in the Vatican Basilica.   In his homily the Holy Father affirmed that Latin tradition identifies the Epiphany, "the revelation of ...

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Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
HOPE IN FACING CURRENT DIFFICULTIES  
VATICAN CITY, 31 DEC 2008 (VIS) - At six this evening in the Vatican Basilica, the Holy Father presided over the first vespers on the solemnity of Mary the Mother of God, with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the singing of the traditional ...

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WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY  
VATICAN CITY, 14 JAN 2009 (VIS) - The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, traditionally celebrated every year from 18 to 25 January, begins on Sunday.     The theme chosen for 2009 is: "That they may become one in your hand" (Ezek 37, ...

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SYNOD ON 'WORD OF GOD IN LIFE OF CHURCH'-55 Propositions Presented
Pope identifies 'the Church's principal task' for today as Synod closes Vatican, Oct. 27, 2008 (CWNews.com)   The 12th ordinary assembly of the Synod of Bishops has concluded its discussions on "The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church," approving a list of 55 ...
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EASTER SUNDAY: CHRIST FREES US FROM THE "OLD YEAST" OF SIN
EASTER SUNDAY: CHRIST FREES US FROM THE "OLD YEAST" OF SIN  
VATICAN CITY, 12 APR 2009 (VIS) - At 10.30 this morning, Benedict XVI celebrated the Easter Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord in St. Peter's Square.     In his homily, the Holy Father quoted St. Paul's ...

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EASTER SOLEMNITIES...
EASTER SATURDAY: CROSS AND RESURRECTION ARE INSEPARABLE  
VATICAN CITY, 11 APR 2009 (VIS) - At 9 p.m. today in St. Peter's Basilica, the Pope presided at the solemn Easter vigil during which he administered the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation to a number of ...

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Christmas Eve & the Shepherds
AWAKE, LIKE THE SHEPHERDS, TO THE MESSAGE OF GOD   VATICAN CITY, 24 DEC 2009 (VIS) - The Pope tonight celebrated Midnight Mass in the Vatican Basilica for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord.     In the course of the Eucharistic celebration, following the reading of the ...
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LENT: PATH OF CONVERSION AND OPENNESS TO DIVINE LOVE
LENT: PATH OF CONVERSION AND OPENNESS TO DIVINE LOVE   VATICAN CITY, 17 FEB 2010 (VIS) - "Today, Ash Wednesday, we begin the Lenten path that lasts forty days and which leads us to the joy of the Lord's Easter", the Pope said at the beginning of his catechesis during today's general ...
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EASTER TRIDUUM  
EASTER TRIDUUM   VATICAN CITY, 19 MAR 2008 (VIS) -   In the Paul VI Hall the Pope concentrated his remarks on the significance of the Easter Triduum in which, he said, "we relive the central event of our redemption".     On Easter Thursday, "the Church ...
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Homily of Pope Benedict XVI At the Mass of the Lord's Supper
Homily of Pope Benedict XVI At the Mass of the Lord's Supper
Dear Brothers and Sisters, In his Gospel, Saint John, more fully than the other three evangelists, reports in his own distinctive way the farewell discourses of Jesus; they appear as his testament and a synthesis of the core of his ...

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Holy week From Rome: triduum 2010
HOLY THURSDAY: CHRISM MASS AND THE LORD'S SUPPER MASS  
VATICAN CITY, 1 APR 2010 (VIS) -
In the Vatican Basilica at 9.30 a.m. today, Holy Thursday, the Holy Father presided at the Chrism Mass, which is celebrated on this day in churches and cathedrals throughout the world. Cardinals, bishops ...

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ASCENSION: CHRIST REMAINS PRESENT IN HUMAN HISTORY
ASCENSION: CHRIST REMAINS PRESENT IN HUMAN HISTORY  
VATICAN CITY, 16 MAY 2010 (VIS) - At midday today the Holy Father appeared at the window of his study to pray the Regina Coeli with faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square.     Today, the Pope explained, Italy and other ...

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LENTEN SEASON  '09
LENT, A TIME FOR MORE INTENSE PRAYER AND PENANCE  
VATICAN CITY, 26 FEB 2009 (VIS) - Yesterday afternoon, Ash Wednesday, Benedict XVI led a penitential procession from the church of Sant'Anselmo on Rome's Aventine Hill to the nearby basilica of Santa Sabina where he presided at a ...

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THE LORD'S SUPPER
by Theology Professor, Msgr. Thomas A. French All Christians know about the Lord`s Supper: Matthew 26: 26-29, Mark 14: 22-25 Luke 22: 15-20, 1 Corinthians 11: 17-34. Introduction: TIME: High Noon in San Antonio, Texas, is 11:00 am in Utah, is 10:00 am California, is 1:00 pm in New York, is 6:00 pm in Ireland, is 7:00 pm in Rome ...
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EXPERIENCING THE CENTRAL EVENTS OF REDEMPTION
EXPERIENCING THE CENTRAL EVENTS OF REDEMPTION  
VATICAN CITY, 8 APR 2009 (VIS) - In the general audience, held this morning in St. Peter's Square, the Pope dedicated his remarks to Holy Week. "For us as Christians", he said, "this is the most important week of the year, ...

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JUNE: MONTH of the HEARTS of JESUS & MARY....
SACRED HEART OF JESUS, MYSTERY OF GOD'S LOVE
HEART OF JESUS: A SYMBOL OF CHRISTIAN FAITH  
VATICAN CITY, 1 JUN 2008 (VIS) - At midday today, Benedict XVI appeared at the window of his study overlooking St. Peter's Square to pray the Angelus with faithful and pilgrims gathered there.
   The Pope explained how the month of June is traditionally dedicated to the Heart of Jesus, "a symbol of the Christian faith that is especially dear, to ordinary people as well as to mystics and theologians, because it expresses the 'good news' of love in a simple and authentic way, encapsulating the mystery of Incarnation and Redemption".

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011 TO ALL OUR DEAR ONLINE FRIENDS.
MAY YOU BE BLESSED IN MANY WAYS THROUGHOUT THE NEW YEAR IN YOUR PERSONAL AND FAMILY LIVES.
MAY GOD ACCOMPANY YOU AND BLESS YOU IN YOUR DAILY WORKPLACE AND GUIDE ALL YOUR RELATIONSHIPS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. LET US PRAY FOR AND SUPPORT OUR DEAR SISTERS AND BROTHERS IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD WHO SUFFERED FROM THE HORROR OF CHRISTMAS TRAGEDIES ESPECIALLY IN EGYPT AND IRAQ.

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Christmas Day w/ Pope Benedict
CHRISTMAS MESSAGE DELIVERED BY THE POPE ON BBC RADIO  
VATICAN CITY, 24 DEC 2010 (VIS)
- Given below is the transcript of a Christmas message delivered this morning by Benedict XVI on the BBC Radio 4 programme "Thought for the Day":     "Recalling with great ...

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Epiphany: the Magi and their Message
BECOME HUMBLE IN ORDER TO RECOGNISE THE GREATNESS OF GOD  
VATICAN CITY, 6 JAN 2010 (VIS) - In the Vatican Basilica at 10 a.m. today, the Pope presided at Mass for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord.     In his homily Benedict XVI commented on the readings from the Book of ...

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THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS....
CHRISTMAS: FEAST OF RESTORED CREATION
VATICAN CITY, DEC 24, 2007 (VIS) The Pope tonight celebrated Midnight Mass in the Vatican Basilica for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord. "The time came for Mary to be delivered. And she gave birth to her first-born Son and wrapped Him in ...

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Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
PEACE, A DIVINE GIFT TO BE CONSTANTLY IMPLORED
VATICAN CITY, 1 JAN 2008 (VIS) - This morning in the Vatican Basilica, Benedict XVI presided at a Eucharistic celebration for the Solemnity of Holy Mary Mother of God and the 41st World Day of Peace, which has as its theme this year: "The Human ...

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LENT: REDISCOVERING OUR BAPTISM
LENT: REDISCOVERING OUR BAPTISM   VATICAN CITY, 9 MAR 2011 (VIS) -
 "Today, with the austere symbol of the ashes, we enter the period of Lent, beginning a spiritual journey which prepares for a worthy celebration of the Paschal mysteries. The ashes ... are a sign reminding us of our ...

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GOOD FRIDAY: LORD'S PASSION AND VIA CRUCIS TO COLOSSEUM
GOOD FRIDAY: LORD'S PASSION AND VIA CRUCIS TO COLOSSEUM   VATICAN CITY, 22 APRIL 2011 (VIS) At 5:00 pm today, Good Friday, the Pope celebrated the Passion of the Lord in St. Peter's basilica. Following the reading of the Passion according to St. John, in keeping with tradition, Fr. Raniero ...
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HOLY THURSDAY: CHRISM MASS AND THE LORD'S SUPPER
HOLY THURSDAY: CHRISM MASS AND THE LORD'S SUPPER   VATICAN CITY, 21 APRIL 2011 (VIS) At 9:30 today, Holy Thursday, in the Vatican basilica, the Pope celebrated the Chrism Mass, which is celebrated today in all cathedrals around the world. The cardinals, bishops and priests gathered in Rome ...
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Holy Thursday
HOLY THURSDAY: CHRISM MASS AND THE LORD'S SUPPER MASS  
VATICAN CITY, 9 APR 2009 (VIS) - In the Vatican Basilica at 9.30 a.m. today, Holy Thursday, the Holy Father presided at the Chrism Mass, which is celebrated on this day in churches and cathedrals throughout the world. Cardinals, bishops ...

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PRESENTATION OF HOLY FATHER'S LENTEN MESSAGE FOR 2011
PRESENTATION OF HOLY FATHER'S LENTEN MESSAGE FOR 2011 
VATICAN CITY, 22 FEB 2011 (VIS) - This morning in the Holy See Press Office, a press conference was held to present the 2011 Lenten Message of the Holy Father Benedict XVI. The title of this year's Message is: "You were buried with ...

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EASTER TRIDUUM 2011
HOLY THURSDAY: CHRISM MASS AND THE LORD'S SUPPER   VATICAN CITY, 21 APRIL 2011 (VIS) At 9:30 today, Holy Thursday, in the Vatican basilica, the Pope celebrated the Chrism Mass, which is celebrated today in all cathedrals around the world. The cardinals, bishops and priests gathered in Rome ...
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EASTER: RESURRECTION GIVES STRENGTH TO HUMAN HOPE
EASTER: RESURRECTION GIVES STRENGTH TO HUMAN HOPE   VATICAN CITY, APRIL 24, 2011 (VIS) This morning Benedict XVI celebrated the Easter Sunday Resurrection Mass in St. Peter's Square. At midday, following the Eucharist, the Pope addressed those present from the central balcony of the basilica, ...
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EASTER TRIDUUM: WELCOMING GOD'S WILL IN OUR LIVES
EASTER TRIDUUM: WELCOMING GOD'S WILL IN OUR LIVES   VATICAN CITY, 20 APR 2011 (VIS) - In this morning's general audience, celebrated in St. Peter's Square, the Pope spoke on the Easter Triduum, "the three holy days in which the Church commemorates the mystery of Jesus' passion, death, ...
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ALL SAINTS DAY, Nov. 1
WHAT MAKES A PERSON A SAINT?
 The Saints were not born 'Saints', in fact, many of them were sinners, who with the grace of God, became saints. On November 1 each year, the Church honors and celebrates in a special way all the saints, known and unknown, as they are now gathered together with God in ...

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ALL SOULS DAY...
OR, THE COMMEMORATION OF THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED OFFER MASSES AND PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED VATICAN CITY, NOV 1, 2005 (VIS) Today's feast, the Pope said, "gives us a taste of the joy of belonging to the great family of the friends of God. ... Becoming saints means fully realizing that which ...
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POPE RECALLS THAT JUNE IS THE MONTH OF THE SACRED HEART
POPE RECALLS THAT JUNE IS THE MONTH OF THE SACRED HEART   VATICAN CITY, 15 JUN 2011 (VIS) - At the end of his catechesis this morning, Benedict XVI addressed greetings to various groups present at the general audience. Speaking English he expressed his best wishes to "members of the ...
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 THE PRAYER OF JESUS AT THE LAST SUPPER
THE PRAYER OF JESUS AT THE LAST SUPPER  
VATICAN CITY, 11 JAN 2012 (VIS) - Jesus' prayer during the Last Supper was the theme of Benedict XVI's catechesis during his general audience, which was held this morning in the Paul VI Hall in the presence of 4,000 faithful.     The Pope ...

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 CHRISTMAS MEANS BRINGING GOD'S JOY AND LIGHT TO OTHERS
 CHRISTMAS MEANS BRINGING GOD'S JOY AND LIGHT TO OTHERS   VATICAN CITY, 4 JAN 2012 (VIS) - The Holy Father held his weekly general audience this morning in the Paul VI Hall, in the presence of 7,000 pilgrims.     Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis to the mystery of the Lord's ...
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NEW YEAR 2012: ENTRUST ALL TO GOD....
TE DEUM: ENTRUST TRAGEDIES AND HOPES OF THE WORLD TO GOD  
VATICAN CITY, 31 DEC 2011 (VIS) - In the Vatican Basilica at 5 p.m. today, the Pope presided at first Vespers for the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God. This was followed by the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the singing of the ...

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THE CHRISTMAS TREE REMINDS US THAT LIFE ENDURES
THE CHRISTMAS TREE REMINDS US THAT LIFE ENDURES  
VATICAN CITY, 16 DEC 2011 (VIS) - This morning in the Vatican, Benedict XVI received a delegation from Ukraine, the country which donated the Christmas tree decorating St. Peter's Square this year. The tree, a spruce from the Zakarpattia ...

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CHRISTMAS TRANSFORMS FAITH TO LOVE...
CHRISTMAS TRANSFORMS FAITH TO LOVE
VATICAN CITY, 24 DEC 2011 (VIS) - The Pope tonight celebrated Midnight Mass in the Vatican Basilica for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord.  In the course of the Eucharistic celebration, following the reading of the Gospel, the Holy Father delivered ...

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 LENT: PRAYER, PENANCE AND CHARITY TO RENEW OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
LENT: PRAYER, PENANCE AND CHARITY TO RENEW OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
Vatican City, 26 February 2012 (VIS) - In his reflections before praying the Angelus this morning with faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square, Benedict XVI commented on the Gospel reading from this Sunday's liturgy, St. ...

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PRESENTATION OF HOLY FATHER'S LENTEN MESSAGE FOR 2012
PRESENTATION OF HOLY FATHER'S LENTEN MESSAGE FOR 2012 VATICAN CITY, 7 FEB 2012 (VIS) - This morning in the Holy See Press Office, a press conference was held to present the Holy Father's 2012 Lenten Message.
"We know that the Lenten Message contributes to maintaining the faithful's sense of concern for others, communion, compassion and fraternal sharing of the sufferings of those in need", said Cardinal Sarah. "However, over and above this important issue, there is another aspect of Christian life which this year's text highlights: fraternal correction".

"Charity teaches us that we are responsible not only for the material well being of others, but also for their moral and spiritual good. ... We cannot overlook the fact that a certain ideology which exalts the rights of the individual can have the consequence of creating isolation and solitude. ... When the call to communion is denied in the name of individualism it is our humanity that suffers, deceived by the impossible mirage of a happiness obtainable alone. Therefore we can help one another by discovering our reciprocal responsibility the one for the other".

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LENT, A TIME TO SHOULDER OUR CHRISTIAN RESPONSIBILITIES
LENT, A TIME TO SHOULDER OUR CHRISTIAN RESPONSIBILITIES
Vatican City, 22 February 2012 (VIS) - During his general audience this morning, the Holy Father dedicated his catechesis to the subject of Lent (which begins today, Ash Wednesday), the ...

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EASTER SATURDAY: EASTER IS THE FEAST OF THE NEW CREATION
EASTER SATURDAY: EASTER IS THE FEAST OF THE NEW CREATION
 Vatican City, 7 April 2012 (VIS) - At 9 p.m. today in St. Peter's Basilica, the Pope presided at the solemn Easter vigil, which began in the atrium of the basilica where he blessed the new fire and lighted the Easter candle. This was ...

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 THE ASCENSION: THE LAST ACT OF LIBERATION FROM THE YOKE OF SIN
 THE ASCENSION: THE LAST ACT OF LIBERATION FROM THE YOKE OF SIN Vatican City, 20 May 2012 (VIS) - Benedict XVI dedicated his remarks before praying the Regina Coeli this morning to the Ascension of the Lord, which in many countries is celebrated today, the Sunday following the feast. "The ...
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CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: MAY PEACE SPRING FROM THE EARTH
CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: MAY PEACE SPRING FROM THE EARTH
Vatican City, 25 December 2012 (VIS) - At midday today, Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, the Pope pronounced his traditional Christmas Message from the central loggia of the Vatican Basilica, and imparted the 'Urbi et Orbi' ...

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ADVENT REMINDS US OF GOD'S PRESENCE IN THE WORLD
  ADVENT REMINDS US OF GOD'S PRESENCE IN THE WORLD Vatican City, 12 December 2012 (VIS) - The phases of Revelation, conveyed in the Scriptures and culminating in the Advent of Jesus Christ, were the theme of Benedict XVI's catechesis during ...
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2008 Christmas Message from the Blessed Mother
Message of December  25, 2008
“Dear children! You are running, working, gathering – but without blessing. You
are not praying! Today I call you to stop in front of the manger and to meditate on
Jesus, Whom I give to you today also, to bless you and to help you to comprehend
that, without Him, you have no future. Therefore, little children, surrender your
lives into the hands of Jesus, for Him to lead you and protect you from every evil.
Thank you for having responded to my call.”
--Medjugorje Message 12/25/2008

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NINE DAYS PRAYER BEFORE CHRISTMAS


Blessed Mother says: "Praise be to Jesus."

"Today, as Christmas approaches, I desire you pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon every heart and all nations. God will not refuse such a prayer, but you must also pray that hearts are receptive to the Holy Spirit's inspiration."

"He is the Spirit of Truth. If you pray for such a grace upon every heart, hearts will be inspired to respond to the Truth. It will take a conscious free will effort to resist."

"Pray this way:"
"Come, Holy Spirit. Flood the hearts of all people and every nation to accept and live in the Truth."

"Pray this little prayer for the nine (9) days before Christmas. Thank you."

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ADVENT SEASON
CHRISTMAS: OPPORTUNITY TO REFLECT ON MEANING OF EXISTENCE  
VATICAN CITY, 17 DEC 2008 (VIS) - Benedict XVI dedicated the last general audience of 2008, celebrated in the Paul VI audience hall, to Christmas, "a universal festivity".    "Even non-believers", he ...

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CHRISTMAS NOVENA Dec 16-24
Join us each day until Christmas Eve for our Christmas Novena.
Let us pray especially to the PRINCE OF PEACE for PEACE ON EARTH this Christmas.... Each Day: INVITATORY and PROPHECIES: REFRAIN: The Lord our King Who is to come, O hasten to adore Him. PROPHECIES: #1: Rejoice, O daughter of ...

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CHILD OF BETHLEHEM, CALL TO END SUFFERING OF OTHER CHILDREN
CHILD OF BETHLEHEM, CALL TO END SUFFERING OF OTHER CHILDREN  
VATICAN CITY, 24 DEC 2008 (VIS) - The Pope celebrated Midnight Mass tonight in the Vatican Basilica on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord.    "God stoops down", the Pope said in his homily. "This ...

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GOOD FRIDAY: LORD'S PASSION, WAY OF THE CROSS AT COLOSSEUM
GOOD FRIDAY: LORD'S PASSION, WAY OF THE CROSS AT COLOSSEUM  
VATICAN CITY, 10 APR 2009 (VIS) - In the Vatican Basilica at 5 p.m. today, Good Friday, the Pope presided at the celebration of the Lord's Passion. Following the reading of the Passion, Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa O.F.M. Cap., preacher ...

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EASTER TRIDUUM LEADS US TO CHRIST
EASTER TRIDUUM LEADS US TO CHRIST  
VATICAN CITY, 31 MAR 2010 (VIS)
- The Easter Triduum was the central theme of Benedict XVI 's catechesis during his general audience, held this morning in St. Peter's Square.     "We are", the Pope began, "living through the holy ...

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Holy Thursday & Good Friday
March 28, 2013 Holy Thursday "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."
"On this night so many centuries ago, I gave the world My Eucharistic Heart as a means of remaining with you always. But today, most hearts have rejected Me. They do not understand that I am Love and Mercy Itself. They have welcomed error into their hearts instead of Love and Mercy."

"I come here to you to confide to you the sadness of My Heart. But those who call Me 'friend' will not listen. I give them every reason to believe in faith; but, they trust only human reason."

"It is much like the response to the apparitions here. There is every reason to believe, but so many choose human intellect over faith."

"We will persevere, for the Truth does persevere. The Truth never changes. I am with you always."

March 28, 2013 Holy Thursday
Blessed Mother says: "Praise be to Jesus."
"Dear children, listen to My Jesus when He calls you to unity in Holy Love. Every challenge to unity, every challenge to your peace of heart, is Satan attempting to steal the present moment from you. Do not allow him to succeed."

"Dear children, each of you is My special instrument in an unbelieving world. Allow your hearts to respond with love to whatever God permits in your lives."

"I am always with you, embracing your hearts with My Love."

March 29, 2013 Good Friday
"I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."
"I will tell you why I was crucified. It was because those in power wanted to kill the Truth. They could not defend themselves in the Light of the Truth, and so, they chose to destroy it. They were unsuccessful."

"Isn't this so today? The Message of Holy Love, which is the Light of Truth, is under attack and trying to be destroyed by those who cannot face the Truth. But, I tell you, just as in My day, no power can destroy the Spirit of Truth. No decree or dictate can make the Truth disappear."

"It is only the compromised conscience which opposes the pure Light of Truth. Holy Love never contradicts Truth, and Truth never contradicts Holy Love."

"As I hung on the Cross, I knew Truth would live on through My Apostles - the Church - and through each of you. That was My consolation, and it still is today."
March 28, 2013  Holy Thursday
  "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."  "On this night so many centuries ago, I gave the world My Eucharistic Heart as a means of remaining with you always.  But today, most hearts have rejected Me.  They do not understand that ...

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SACRAMENTS OF THE CHURCH, Msgr. Thomas A. French, Professor of Theology
THE SACRAMENTS IN GENERAL...PREFACE: It is the Teaching of the Catholic Church that Jesus instituted seven "Sacraments", external expressions of internal/spiritual realities. It is clearly the deliberate will of Jesus Christ that the seven Sacraments should parallel the seven major stages in ...
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SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM...
Introduction: GRACE; a)Sanctifying Grace, (Justification) a participation in the Divine Nature is a permanent state until it is destroyed by Grave Sin. b)Actual Grace is transient; i.e. God invites us to perform a good act or to avoid a bad act. It is ...
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THE HOLY EUCHARIST
THE BLESSED SACRAMENT... The Sacrament of The Real Physical Presence of The Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ. I: THIS SACRAMENT IS UNIQUE IN MANY WAYS: 1) The sole purpose of this Sacrament is to express as emphatically as possible God's love for all and each of us. 2) The other Sacraments also ...
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FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI...
CORPUS CHRISTI: HOLY FATHER PRESIDES AT MASS, PROCESSION VATICAN CITY, JUN 19, 2003 (VIS) - For the 25th time in his pontificate, Pope John Paul presided at Mass for the feast of Corpus Christi this evening in front of St. John Lateran Basilica, the cathedral church of the bishop of Rome, ...
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Holy Orders:The Priesthood
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY ORDER, Priesthood INTRODUCTION: Proof for the existence of a Supreme Being is almost self-evident; "Only one who is deprived of Reason ("insipiens") says 'There is no God'". (Psalm 14: 1, Ps 1 iii i). It is not surprising, therefore, that the worship of God is found ...
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ENCYCLICAL ON THE HOLY EUCHARIST by Pope John Paul II
ENCYCLICAL LETTER: "THE EUCHARIST & ITS RELATIONSHIP TO THE CHURCH" by POPE JOHN PAUL II --TO THE ENTIRE CHURCH MEMBERSHIP INTRODUCTION 1. The Church draws her life from the Eucharist. This truth does not simply express a daily experience of faith, but recapitulates the heart of the mystery of ...
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Sacrament of Matrimony
SAFEGUARDING THE FAMILY, THE BASIC FABRIC OF SOCIETY VATICAN CITY, NOV 20, 2004 (VIS) - The Holy Father today welcomed 150 participants in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Family, which has been meeting for three days in the New Synod Hall on the theme "The Mission of Mature, ...
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CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE TODAY by Pope Benedict XVI
PAPAL REFLECTIONS ON MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY VATICAN CITY, JUN 7, 2005 (VIS) Pope Benedict XVI inaugurated the ecclesial congress promoted by the diocese of Rome on the theme "The Family and the Christian Community: Formation of the Person and Transmission of the Faith." The Pope offered some ...
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Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
HUMAN AND SPIRITUAL SUPPORT FOR THE INCURABLY ILL VATICAN CITY, FEB 11, 2007 (VIS) - The World Day of the Sick , which falls today Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, was the main theme of Benedict XVI's brief reflections before praying the Angelus this morning with thousands of faithful gathered in St. ...
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WORLD DAY OF THE SICK...
PAPAL MESSAGE FOR THE WORLD DAY OF THE SICK  
VATICAN CITY, 4 JAN 2012 (VIS) - Made public yesterday was the Holy Father's Message for the World Day of the Sick which will be held, as is traditional, on 11 February, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. The message, dated from the Vatican on 20 ...

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LAW & ESSENCE OF MARRIAGE
LAW IS INTRINSICALLY LINKED TO THE ESSENCE OF MARRIAGE  
VATICAN CITY, 22 JAN 2011 (VIS) - This morning in the Vatican, Benedict XVI received the dean, judges, promoters of justice, defenders of the bond, officials and lawyers of the Tribunal of the Roman Rota, for the occasion of the ...

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LAW IS INTRINSICALLY LINKED TO THE ESSENCE OF MARRIAGE
LAW IS INTRINSICALLY LINKED TO THE ESSENCE OF MARRIAGE  
VATICAN CITY, 22 JAN 2011 (VIS) - This morning in the Vatican, Benedict XVI received the dean, judges, promoters of justice, defenders of the bond, officials and lawyers of the Tribunal of the Roman Rota, for the occasion of the ...

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MARRIAGE, HOLY ORDERS: BEARING WITNESS TO CHRIST'S LOVE
MARRIAGE, HOLY ORDERS: BEARING WITNESS TO CHRIST'S LOVE  
VATICAN CITY, 11 SEP 2011 (VIS) - At 5 p.m. today in the cathedral of San Ciriaco, the Holy Father met with a group of priests and families from the archdiocese of Ancona, inviting them to reflect on the importance of leading the ...

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THE POPE BAPTISES SIXTEEN CHILDREN IN THE SISTINE CHAPEL
THE POPE BAPTISES SIXTEEN CHILDREN IN THE SISTINE CHAPEL
VATICAN CITY, 8 JAN 2012 (VIS) - This morning in the Sistine Chapel the Pope presided at the celebration of the Eucharist for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, ...

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SAINT FAUSTINA'S HOLINESS...
Saint Faustina’s Hidden Life in the Heart of the Most Holy Trinity In recent years, many Catholics have discovered St. Faustina’s mission to proclaim the infinite mercy of God. Not so well known is the way she allowed the Holy Spirit to transform her into the perfect image and likeness of her Savior and Spouse ...
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MONTH by MONTH w/ SAINT THERESE, Doctor of the Church
Other Sources on St. Therese, her life and her works, go to the website: http://thereseoflisieux.org. A Year of Prayer and Reflection in honor of Saint Therese of Lisieux-- "I will spend my heaven doing good upon earth."- Saint Therese Saint Therese of The Child Jesus said: "Jesus' love for each soul is vast. It can only be compared to the depths of the ocean and the heights of the highest Heavens. His thirst for reciprocal love is unquenchable. No one can love the Lord too much. No one holds perfect love in his heart for His Royal Majesty." "If your love reaches a deepening state, you will be shown an ever-deepening desire to be shown where you fail in love. If the desire is not there, you should pray for it." (HolyLove.com) JANUARY: "Pick up a pin for the love of God and count the day well spent." Morning Prayer of St. Therese--0 my God! I offer You all my actions of this day for the intentions and for the glory of the ...
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Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
MOTHER TERESA: "I BELONG ENTIRELY TO THE HEART OF JESUS" POPE BEATIFIES MOTHER TERESA BEFORE 300,000 PEOPLE VATICAN CITY, OCT 19, 2003 (VIS) - Today in St. Peter's Square, before 300,000 people, including members of twenty-seven official delegations who were in Rome for the ceremony, ...
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St. Thomas Aquinas, OP, Doctor of Church
Jan 28: Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, OP .. THOMAS AQUINAS, A MASTER OF DIALOGUE BETWEEN CULTURES VATICAN CITY, JAN 28, 2007 (VIS) - Before praying the Angelus this morning, Benedict XVI dedicated some remarks to the figure of St. Thomas Aquinas, whose feast day falls today. Addressing the ...
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St. Agnes, Jan 21
BLESSING OF THE LAMBS FOR THE FEAST OF ST. AGNES VATICAN CITY, JAN 21, 2006 (VIS) - This morning in the Urban VIII Chapel of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, in keeping with the tradition for today's feast of St. Agnes, the Pope today blessed two lambs, the wool of which will be used to make the ...
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CHARITY & THE SAINTS...
SAINTS: PRIVILEGED WITNESSES OF THE PRIMACY OF CHARITY VATICAN CITY, JAN 29, 2006 (VIS) - The primacy of charity and its most privileged witnesses, in other words the saints, provided the central theme of the Pope's reflections this morning, before praying the Angelus with the faithful gathered in ...
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St. Francis & Assisi
BRING TOGETHER ACCEPTANCE, DIALOGUE AND RESPECT VATICAN CITY, JUN 17, 2007 (VIS) - At 8.30 a.m. today, following an hour-long helicopter journey from the Vatican, the Pope arrived in the Italian town of Assisi to begin a visit commemorating the eighth centenary of the conversion of St. Francis. ...
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St. Cyril of Jerusalem
CYRIL: CATECHESIS THAT EMBRACES BODY, SOUL AND SPIRIT VATICAN CITY, JUN 27, 2007 (VIS) - The Holy Father dedicated his catechesis during today's general audience to St. Cyril of Jerusalem (ca. 315-387), whom he described as a bishop of a great "ecclesiastical culture, centered on the study of ...
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St. John the Baptist:
St. John the Baptist: VATICAN CITY, JUN 24, 2007 (VIS) - "Today's liturgy invites us to celebrate the birth of St. John the Baptist whose life, like Mary's, was entirely oriented towards Christ," the Pope told pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square at midday today, prior to praying the Angelus. ...
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St. Basil, "Light of the Church"
BASIL: LIGHT OF THE CHURCH AND WITNESS OF GOD'S LOVE VATICAN CITY, JUL 4, 2007 (VIS) - St. Basil, defined in Byzantine liturgical texts as a "light of the Church," was the subject of the Holy Father's catechesis during today's general audience. The audience, attended by 12,000 people, was held in ...
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ST. ATHANASIUS: PASSIONATE THEOLOGIAN OF THE INCARNATE WORD
ATHANASIUS: PASSIONATE THEOLOGIAN OF THE INCARNATE WORD VATICAN CITY, JUN 20, 2007 (VIS) - Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis during this morning's general audience to the figure of St. Athanasius of Alexandria (circa 300-373), calling him a "column of the Church," and a "model of orthodoxy ...
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ST AUGUSTINE, DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO: TIRELESS SEARCHER AFTER TRUTH   VATICAN CITY, 9 JAN 2008 (VIS) - Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis during today's general audience, held in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, to St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo, "a man of passion and of faith, of exalted intelligence and ...
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SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM
JOHN CHRYSOSTOM: A GREAT FATHER OF SOCIAL DOCTRINE VATICAN CITY, SEP 26, 2007 (VIS) - In his general audience, which was held this morning in St. Peter's Square in the presence of more than 20,000 people, the Pope resumed the catechesis he had begun last week on St. John Chrysostom. This ...
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ST. HILARY OF POITIERS
HILARY OF POITIERS: PATH TO CHRIST OPEN TO EVERYONE VATICAN CITY, OCT 10, 2007 (VIS) - St. Hilary of Poitiers, doctor of the Church, was the subject of Benedict XVI's catechesis during his general audience, which was held this morning in St. Peter's Square in the presence of 23,000 faithful. ...
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FEAST OF ST. THERESE & Basilica of the Little Flower, San Antonio, Texas
"My way is all confidence and love."--St. Therese of the Child Jesus Prayer of St. Therese Lord Jesus, I see myself as a weak little bird, with only a light down covering. I am not an eagle, but I have an eagle's eyes and heart. In spite of my littleness, I dare to gaze upon the ...
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THE ARCHANGELS: MICHAEL, GABRIEL & RAPHEAL
Sept. 29 is the feast of the Archangels, Michael, Gabriel and Rapheal Referring to today's feast, Benedict XVI indicated how "the names of the three Archangels all end with the word 'El,' meaning 'God.' God is written into their names and into their nature." The angels "are messengers of God. ... ...
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ST. JEROME: THE BIBLE AT THE CENTER OF LIFE
ST. JEROME: THE BIBLE AT THE CENTER OF LIFE VATICAN CITY, NOV 7, 2007 (VIS) - During his general audience this morning, the Holy Father dedicated his catechesis to St. Jerome. The audience was held in St. Peter's Square in the presence of 40,000 people. St. Jerome, born into a Christian family ...
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St. Stephen, First Martyr
MARTYRS ACHIEVE THE VICTORY OF LOVE OVER HATRED VATICAN CITY, DEC 26, 2007 (VIS) - Shortly before midday today, feast of St. Stephen, deacon and protomartyr, Benedict XVI appeared at the window of his study to pray the Angelus with faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square below. The Pope ...
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ST. COLUMBANUS, Father of Europe 
ST. COLUMBANUS NOURISHED THE CHRISTIAN ROOTS OF EUROPE   VATICAN CITY, 11 JUN 2008 (VIS) - In today's general audience, which was held in St. Peter's Square, the Pope turned his attention to the figure of St. Columbanus, a famous Irish monk who lived in the sixth century and "who with ...
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BEATIFICATION OF ST. THERESE PARENTS IN LISIEUX
Beatification Set For Parents of St. Therese Oct. 19, 2008, in Lisieux,France The Holy Father then went on to refer to today's beatification in Lisieux, France, of Ludovico Martin and Maria Zelia Guerin, the parents of St. Therese of the Child Jesus whom Pius XI declared patron of missions. ...
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ST. STEPHEN, THE FIRST MARTYR
POPE RECALLS STEPHEN, ASKS LIBERATION OF THOSE SEQUESTERED  
VATICAN CITY, 26 DEC 2008 (VIS) - At noon today, on the Feast of St. Stephen, Protomartyr, the Holy Father appeared at the widow of his study to pray the Angelus with thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's ...

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ST. BRIDGET OF SWEDEN, ADVISER TO THE PAPACY
FOR THE LIFE AND WORKS OF ST. BRIDGET OF SWEDEN, ADVISER TO THE PAPACY,
 SEE THE FOLLOWING LINK:   www.prophecyfilm.com/

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VENERABLE BEDE: SAINT AND SCHOLAR
VENERABLE BEDE: SAINT AND SCHOLAR  
VATICAN CITY, 18 FEB 2009 (VIS) - In the general audience, held this morning in St. Peter's Square in the presence of 15,000 people, Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis to St. Bede the Venerable.     Bede was born around the year 672 in the ...

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St. John Damascene, A Leading Figure of Byzantine Theology
VATICAN CITY, 6 MAY 2009 In his general audience held this morning in St. Peter's Square, the Pope focused his remarks on St. John Damascene (675- 749), "a leading figure in the history of Byzantine theology". Above all, said Benedict XVI, this ...
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ST. PIO OF PIETRELCINA
ST. PIO OF PIETRELCINA GUIDED SOULS AND ALLEVIATED SUFFERING   VATICAN CITY, 21 JUN 2009 (VIS) - At 8.30 a.m. today the Holy Father departed by plane from Rome's Ciampino airport for the military base of Amendola near Foggia in southern Italy. Due to poor weather he was unable to make the ...
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ST. JOHN LEONARDI, Patron of Pharmacists
JOHN LEONARDI: ECCLESIAL RENEWAL AND FIDELITY TO CHRIST   VATICAN CITY, 7 OCT 2009 (VIS) - During his general audience, held this morning in St. Peter's Square, Benedict XVI focused his catechesis on St. John Leonardi, patron of pharmacists, the 400th anniversary of whose death falls on 9 ...
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JOHN SCOTUS: EXPRESSING THE INEFFABLE GOD
JOHN SCOTUS: EXPRESSING THE INEFFABLE GOD  
VATICAN CITY, 10 JUN 2009 (VIS) - At his general audience, held this morning in St. Peter's Square, the Pope turned his attention to John Scotus Erigena, "an outstanding philosopher of the Christian West", who was born in Ireland at the ...

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BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX, LAST OF THE CHURCH FATHERS
BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX, LAST OF THE CHURCH FATHERS  
VATICAN CITY, 21 OCT 2009 (VIS) - In the catechesis he delivered during his general audience, held this morning in St. Peter's Square, the Holy Father turned his attention to St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153), known as the last of the ...

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FRANCIS OF ASSISI, A GIANT OF SANCTITY
FRANCIS OF ASSISI, A GIANT OF SANCTITY  
VATICAN CITY, 27 JAN 2010 (VIS) - Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis during the general audience, held this morning in the Paul VI Hall, to St. Francis of Assisi (1181/82-1226), a "true 'giant' of sanctity who continues to enthral many people ...

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ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, AN EXAMPLE TO PREACHERS
ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, AN EXAMPLE TO PREACHERS   VATICAN CITY, 10 FEB 2010 (VIS) - Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis during this morning's general audience to St. Anthony of Padua, "one of the most popular saints of the Catholic Church".     St. Anthony was born to a ...
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THE THEOLOGY OF ST. BONAVENTURE AND ST. THOMAS AQUINAS
THE THEOLOGY OF ST. BONAVENTURE AND ST. THOMAS AQUINAS   VATICAN CITY, 17 MAR 2010 (VIS) - In this morning's general audience, held in St. Peter's Square, Benedict XVI continued his catechesis on St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio, today comparing him with his contemporary St. Thomas ...
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Cantor of Love
WILLIAM OF ST. THIERRY: CANTOR OF LOVE  
VATICAN CITY, 2 DEC 2009 (VIS) - William of St. Thierry was the subject of the Holy Father's catechesis during his general audience, celebrated this morning in St. Peter's Square.     William, a friend and admirer of Bernard of Clairvaux, ...

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PETER LOMBARD: A COMPLETE VISION OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE
PETER LOMBARD: A COMPLETE VISION OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE  
VATICAN CITY, 30 DEC 2009 (VIS) - The Pope focused his catechesis during today's general audience, the last of 2009, on the theologian Peter Lombard, author of the "Book of Sentences" which was used as a standard text by ...

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HILDEGARD OF BINGEN: EXEMPLARY MINISTRY OF AUTHORITY
HILDEGARD OF BINGEN: EXEMPLARY MINISTRY OF AUTHORITY   VATICAN CITY, 1 SEP 2010 (VIS) - The Holy Father held his general audience this morning in the square in front of the Apostolic Place of Castelgandolfo, where he is spending the summer. His catechesis was dedicated to St. Hildegard of ...
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ST. HILDEGARD OF BINGEN: EXEMPLARY MINISTRY OF AUTHORITY
HILDEGARD OF BINGEN: EXEMPLARY MINISTRY OF AUTHORITY  
VATICAN CITY, 1 SEP 2010 (VIS) - The Holy Father held his general audience this morning in the square in front of the Apostolic Place of Castelgandolfo, where he is spending the summer. His catechesis was dedicated to St. Hildegard of Bingen...

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ST. GERTRUDE
ST. GERTRUDE: A UNIQUE INFLUENCE ON CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY  
VATICAN CITY, 6 OCT 2010 (VIS) - In his general audience, held this morning in St. Peter's Square, the Pope dedicated his catechesis to St. Gertrude, "one of the most famous mystics and the only woman in Germany to receive the ...

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ST. CHARLES BORROMEO
FOURTH CENTENARY OF CANONISATION OF ST. CHARLES BORROMEO 
  VATICAN CITY, 4 NOV 2010 (VIS) - Made public today was a Message from the Pope addressed to Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi, archbishop of Milan, Italy, marking the fourth centenary of the canonisation of St. Charles Borromeo, on 1 ...

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BRIDGET OF SWEDEN, CO-PATRONESS OF EUROPE 
BRIDGET OF SWEDEN, CO-PATRONESS OF EUROPE  
VATICAN CITY, 27 OCT 2010 (VIS)VATICAN CITY, 27 OCT 2010 (VIS) - St. Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373), whom John Paul II proclaimed as co-patroness of Europe, was the subject of Benedict XVI's catechesis during his general audience held this morning in St. Peter's Square.
 
  The life of the saint, born in at Finister in Sweden, may be divided into two periods. During the first period she lived as a happily married woman and mother of eight children. She also began to study Sacred Scripture and, together with her husband, adopted the lifestyle of the Third Order of St. Francis. She also gave generously to the poor and founded a hospital.

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ST. ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY
ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY: INTENSE LOVE FOR GOD AND NEIGHBOUR  
VATICAN CITY, 20 OCT 2010 (VIS) - In the general audience, held this morning in St. Peter's Square, the Pope dedicated his attention to St. Elizabeth of Hungary who, he remarked, "is also known as Elizabeth of ...

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Contributions of Women Saints
MATILDA OF HACKEBORN: LITURGY AND SPIRITUALITY  
VATICAN CITY, 29 SEP 2010 (VIS) - St. Matilda of Hackeborn (1241/1242 - 1298), one of the outstanding figures of the German convent of Helfta, was the subject of the Holy Father's catechesis during his general audience, which took place this ...

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VERONICA GIULIANI: RESPONDING TO THE LOVE OF CHRIST
VERONICA GIULIANI: RESPONDING TO THE LOVE OF CHRIST  
VATICAN CITY, 15 DEC 2010 (VIS) - In today's general audience, celebrated in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, the Pope spoke about St. Veronica Giuliani, a Capuchin Poor Clare the three hundred and fiftieth anniversary of whose birth falls on ...

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CATHERINE OF BOLOGNA: SPIRITUAL WEAPONS AGAINST EVIL
CATHERINE OF BOLOGNA: SPIRITUAL WEAPONS AGAINST EVIL  
VATICAN CITY, 29 DEC 2010 (VIS) - The Holy Father dedicated his catechesis during today's general audience, held in the Paul VI Hall in the presence of 8,000 people, to St. Catherine of Bologna (1413-1463).     Born to a noble ...

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ALBERT THE GREAT: NO CONTRAST BETWEEN FAITH AND SCIENCE
ALBERT THE GREAT: NO CONTRAST BETWEEN FAITH AND SCIENCE  
VATICAN CITY, 24 MAR 2010 (VIS) - In today's general audience, celebrated in St. Peter's Square, the Pope turned his attention to St. Albert the Great, whom he described as "one of the greatest masters of scholastic ...

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TERESA OF AVILA: CONTEMPLATIVE AND INDUSTRIOUS
TERESA OF AVILA: CONTEMPLATIVE AND INDUSTRIOUS                                                                            VATICAN CITY, 2 FEB 2011 (VIS) - During his general audience, held this morning in the Paul VI Hall, the Pope spoke about St. Teresa of Avila, who lived from 1515 to 1582.     Teresa de Ahumada was born in the Spanish city of Avila, ...
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CATHERINE OF GENOA AND THE EXPERIENCE OF PURGATORY
CATHERINE OF GENOA AND THE EXPERIENCE OF PURGATORY
VATICAN CITY, 12 JAN 2011 (VIS) - During this morning's general audience, held in the Paul VI Hall in the presence of 9,000 faithful, Benedict XVI focused his catechesis on St. Catherine of Genoa (1447-1510), author of two books: "Treatise on ...

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JOAN OF ARC: BRINGING THE LIGHT OF THE GOSPEL INTO HISTORY
JOAN OF ARC: BRINGING THE LIGHT OF THE GOSPEL INTO HISTORY  
VATICAN CITY, 26 JAN 2011 (VIS) - During this morning's general audience, celebrated in the Paul VI Hall in the presence of 3,000 people, Holy Father dedicated his catechesis to St. Joan of Arc (1412-1431), whom he described ...

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JOHN OF THE CROSS: PURIFY THE HEART IN ORDER TO MEET CHRIST
JOHN OF THE CROSS: PURIFY THE HEART IN ORDER TO MEET CHRIST  
VATICAN CITY, 16 FEB 2011 (VIS) - In his general audience today, held in the Paul VI Hall, the Pope focused his attention on St. John of the Cross, "spiritual friend to St. Teresa and, with her, reformer of the Carmelite ...

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ST. FRANCIS OF SALES: GREAT MASTER OF SPIRITUALITY AND PEACE
ST. FRANCIS OF SALES: GREAT MASTER OF SPIRITUALITY AND PEACE  
VATICAN CITY, 2 MAR 2011 (VIS) - During today's general audience, which was held in the Paul VI Hall, the Pope spoke about St. Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor of the Church who lived in the sixteenth and seventeenth ...

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ST. LAWRENCE OF BRINDISI, PREACHER AND ARCHITECT OF PEACE
ST. LAWRENCE OF BRINDISI, PREACHER AND ARCHITECT OF PEACE 
  VATICAN CITY, 23 MAR 2011 (VIS) - In his general audience this morning, Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis to St. Lawrence of Brindisi (born Giulio Cesare Rossi, 1559-1619), a Doctor of the Church.     The saint, who ...

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ST. ALPHONSUS, PATRON SAINT OF CONFESSORS AND MORALISTS
ST. ALPHONSUS, PATRON SAINT OF CONFESSORS AND MORALISTS 
  VATICAN CITY, 30 MAR 2011 (VIS) - In this Wednesday's general audience, celebrated in St Peter's Square, the Pope spoke about St. Alphonsus Maria of Liguori, bishop, Doctor of the Church and "outstanding moral theologian and ...

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Life of St. Aloysius Gonzaga
When we see a young prince, the darling of his family and country, sacrifice nobility, sovereignty, riches, and pleasures, the more easily to secure the treasure of divine love, and of eternal happiness, how ought we to condemn our own sloth, who live as if heaven were to cost us nothing! Aloysius ...
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FEAST OF ALL SAINTS & ALL SOULS
ALL SAINTS: FROM EARTHLY REALITY TO ETERNITY  
VATICAN CITY, 1 NOV 2011 (VIS) - "The Solemnity of All Saints is a good occasion to raise our eyes from temporal matters, which are marked by time, to the dimension of God, the dimension of eternity and sanctity", said the Pope before ...

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St. Rita of Cascia Teaches
July 7, 2011  St. Rita of Cascia says: "Praise be to Jesus."
 "I have come to speak to you concerning perseverance. Think of a flower. The roots are firmly planted in the soil of Holy Love. The plant that rises out of the soil is Holy Humility. The leaves that surround the ...

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St. Catherine of Siena Teaches...
October 20, 2011  St. Catherine of Siena says: 
"Praise be to Jesus." "Please regard the oyster I am holding.  On the outside, the shell is rough - unattractive; but on the inside, if you search you might discover a precious pearl.  It is so with souls, as ...

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ST. THERESE OF LISIEUX AND THE LITTLE WAY
ST. THERESE OF LISIEUX AND THE LITTLE WAY
 
VATICAN CITY, 6 APR 2011 (VIS) - In his general audience in St. Peter's Square today, attended by more than 10,000 people, Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis to St. Therese of Lisieux, or St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, "who lived in this world for only twenty-four years at the end of the nineteenth century, leading a very simple and hidden life, but who, after her death and the publication of her writings, became one of the best-known and loved saints".
 
  "Little Therese", the Pope continued, "never failed to help the most simple souls, the little ones, the poor and the suffering who prayed to her, but also illuminated all the Church with her profound spiritual doctrine, to the point that the Venerable John Paul II, in 1997, granted her the title of Doctor of the Church ... and described her as an 'expert in scientia amoris'. Therese expressed this science, in which all the truth of the faith is revealed in love, in her autobiography 'The Story of a Soul', published a year after her death".
 
  Therese was born in 1873 in Alencon, France. She was the youngest of the nine children of Louis and Zelie Martin, and was beatified in 2008. Her mother died when she was four years old, and Therese later suffered from a serious nervous disorder from which she recovered in 1886 thanks to what she later described as "the smile of the Virgin". In 1887 she made a pilgrimage to Rome with her father and sister, where she asked Leo XIII for permission to enter Carmel of Lisieux, at just fifteen years of age. Her wish was granted a year later; however, at the same time her father began to suffer from a serious mental illness, which led Therese to the contemplation of the Holy Face of Christ in his Passion. In 1890 she took her vows. 1896 marked the beginning of a period of great physical and spiritual suffering, which accompanied her until her death. ...
 

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KATERI TEKAKWITHA: FIRST NATIVE NORTH AMERICAN SAINT
KATERI TEKAKWITHA: FIRST NATIVE NORTH AMERICAN SAINT  
VATICAN CITY, 20 DEC 2011 (VIS) - The Holy Father yesterday signed decrees acknowledging miracles attributed to the intervention of seven blesseds (four women and three men) who will shortly be canonised. One of the new blesseds is Kateri ...

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St. Francis de Sales, Patron of Journalists
SILENCE AND WORD: PATH OF EVANGELISATION   VATICAN CITY, 24 JAN 2012 (VIS) - Today's Feast of St. Francis de Sales, patron of journalists, marks the World Day of Social Communications, and the Holy Father's Message for the Day, entitled: "Silence and Word: Path of Evangelisation" was ...
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St. Francis de Sales - Feast Day
January 24, 2012 St. Francis de Sales - Feast Day A.M.
St. Francis de Sales says:  "Praise be to Jesus." "The road to salvation and Holy Perfection is Holy Love.  This is a Truth that will not change due to disbelief.  This, being stated, it follows that ...

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 BLESSED HILDEGARD BURJAN: MOTHER AND POLITICIAN
 BLESSED HILDEGARD BURJAN: MOTHER AND POLITICIAN   VATICAN CITY, 31 JAN 2012 (VIS) - Yesterday afternoon in Vienna, Austria, Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, archbishop of that city, presided at a Mass of thanksgiving for Sunday's beatification of Hildegard Burjan in the cathedral of St. ...
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CLARE OF ASSISI: A DECISIVE IMPULSE TO CHURCH RENEWAL
CLARE OF ASSISI: A DECISIVE IMPULSE TO CHURCH RENEWAL 
VATICAN CITY, 15 SEP 2010 (VIS) - Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis during this morning's general audience to St. Clare of Assisi (1193-1253), a contemporary of St. Francis and one of the most beloved saints of the Catholic Church. ...

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ST. STEPHEN, MODEL OF NEW EVANGELISATION
ST. STEPHEN, MODEL OF NEW EVANGELISATION
Vatican City, 26 December 2012 (VIS) - At midday today, Feast of St. Stephen the Deacon and Protomartyr, the Holy Father appeared at the window of his study to pray the Angelus with faithful gathered below in St. Peter's Square. The ...

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ST. STEPHEN: MEDITATION UPON SACRED SCRIPTURE IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND THE PRESENT
  ST. STEPHEN: MEDITATION UPON SACRED SCRIPTURE IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND THE PRESENT Vatican City, 2 May 2012 (VIS) - The prayer of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, was the theme of the Holy Father's catechesis during his general ...
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St.  Rita of Cascia Speaks about the Truth

  May 22, 2012  Feast Day - St.  Rita of Cascia  She says:  "Praise be to Jesus." 
St. Rita of Cascia says:  "Praise be to Jesus." 

"The heart of the world must be reconciled with the Truth before it can be reconciled with God.  People must recognize once again that God alone is the Creator of all good.  Mankind of his own accord can accomplish nothing." 

"Political alliances and false religions are never the answer to peace.  Truth based upon Holy Love bears the fruit of genuine peace.  False promises of peace are no more meritorious than a promise would be of declaring no more natural disasters.  Peace has to be rooted in God;  for peace of heart comes from God just as peace in your natural surroundings flows from God." 

"Truth which brings peace originates in the Heart of the Father;  but it must be ignited in the human heart by action of the free will." 


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THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY...
"The WORD was made man and lived among us." ..."Jesus went down to Nazareth with Mary and Joseph and was obedient to them." (Jn. 1:14; Lk. 2:51) The FAMILY is where a child sees its first smile, where it discovers its worth, develops its personality, learns of right and wrong, love and sacrifice, ...
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JESUS AND THE CHILDREN...
"Then people brought little children to Jesus that he might lay hands on them and pray. The disciples scolded them, but Jesus said, "Let the little children alone, and do not stop them from coming to me; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs'. Then he laid his hands on them ...
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Children's Eucharist with Pope Benedict
PAPAL CATECHESIS FOR CHILDREN WHO RECEIVED FIRST COMMUNION VATICAN CITY, OCT 15, 2005 (VIS) - This afternoon 150,000 people, including 100,000 children from Italy and other parts of the world who took First Communion this year, crowded into St. Peter's Square for a meeting of prayer and ...
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TEENS & YOUNG ADULTS REFLECT...
How To Talk With God by Brandon Jubar It goes without saying that an essential part of being a Christian is prayer. But what exactly does that mean? And with so much going on in our lives today, how do we find the time to pray? If you follow a simple three-step process, you will truly come to ...
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MOVIES FOR THE FAMILY
Watch for the Pro-Life movie BELLA coming to theaters near you this October '07.
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RIGHTS OF THE FAMILY...
STATES MUST PROTECT THE INALIENABLE RIGHTS OF THE FAMILY Speaking on the 10th anniversary of the International Year of the Family, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Holy See permanent observer to the United Nations, during the 42nd session of the Social Development Committee, he underscored the "primordial" role of the family in ...
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St. Joseph & The Holy Family
THE SILENCE OF ST. JOSEPH IN A WORLD FULL OF NOISE VATICAN CITY, DEC 18, 2005 (VIS) - At midday today, in remarks to the faithful prior to praying the Angelus, Benedict XVI considered the figure of St. Joseph. Addressing thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square, the Pope recalled how ...
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Support for the Family
BEAR WITNESS TO BEAUTY OF MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY VATICAN CITY, 30 DEC 2007 (VIS) - Today, Feast of the Holy Family, the Pope appeared at the window of his private study overlooking St. Peter's Square to pray the Angelus. Addressing the thousands of faithful gathered below his window, the Holy ...
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NEW FAMILIES MOVEMENT
CHRISTIAN FAMILIES: SCHOOLS OF OBEDIENCE AND FREEDOM  
VATICAN CITY, 23 APR 2009 (VIS) - At 7.30 a.m. today, Benedict XVI celebrated Mass in the Vatican's "Redemptoris Mater" Chapel with members of the organising committee of the Sixth World Meeting of Families, which was held in ...

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GIVING WITNESS TO THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FAMILY
GIVING WITNESS TO THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FAMILY  
VATICAN CITY, 28 DEC 2008 (VIS) - At noon today, the Feast of the Holy Family of Nazareth, the Pope addressed the thousands who had gathered in St. Peter's Square to pray the Angelus.    
The Holy Father affirmed that "the ...

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THE HOLY BIBLE by Rev. Ciaran O'Callaghan, CSsR
About the Author... We gratefully acknowledge Biblical Professor, Rev. Ciaran O'Callaghan CSsR, who has graciously granted permission to have some of his Biblical Studies presented on this website. For more information, view his own website at: www.davar.eu Study Prayer... Blessed are you, ...
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OLD TESTAMENT THEMES by Biblical Professor Ciaran O'Callaghan, CSsR
Old Testament Themes 1.0 GENERAL INTRODUCTION 1.1 Basic Terminology 1.1.1 Tanak 1 Jewish tradition recognizes three divisions in what Christians call the Old Testament. These are: • The Torah -(Hebrew: "Law.") • The Nevi'im (Hebrew: “Prophets”). • The Ketuvim (Hebrew: ...
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OLD TESTAMENT THEMES, Part II by Biblical Professor, Ciaran O'Callaghan, CSsR
Cont. from Part 1 “Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘As a potter’s vessel is broken and cannot be mended again, so will I break this people and this city’” (Jer 19). Similar in character is Jeremiah’s encounter with the Rechabites (Jer 35). Protesting against the agricultural mode of life in ...
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THE BOOK OF PSALMS by Ciaran O'Callaghan, CSsR
THE BOOK OF PSALMS 5.0 THE BOOK OF THE PSALMS 5.1 The Formation of the Psalter The Book of the Psalms is divided into five smaller books, the divisions being indicated by doxologies (Pss 41,13; 72,19; 89,52; 106,48 and 150,6). The following is an outline of the situation: BOOK 1 Pss ...
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BOOKS of RUTH and ESTHER by Biblical Professor, Ciaran O'Callaghan, CSsR
INTRODUCTION TO THE BOOKS OF RUTH & ESTHER, TWO ISRAELITE HEROINES God says to a heathen: "Why did you not draw close to me?" The heathen answers, "Because I was a thorough scoundrel, and I was ashamed." God answers, "When Ruth the Moabite came to me, did I not receive her, and cause kings to ...
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THE CHRISTIAN VOCATION --Catechism of the Catholic Church
#786. "The People of God shares in the royal office of Christ. He exercises his kingship by drawing all to himself through his death and Resurrection.[Cf. Jn 12:32 .] Christ, King and Lord of the universe, made himself the servant of all 'for he came not to be served, but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many. [Matt. 20:28] ...
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FORGIVENESS, RECONCILIATION and PEACE ... The walls of separation do not reach to heaven!
Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Peace... Making Peace: Followers of Jesus are by definition peacemakers. We must be those who are committed to resolving conflicts rather than perpetuating them. Prayer...God, as a people set apart for you, we confess that we have neglected to follow Jesus in the path of peace...
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STAND AGAINST VIOLENCE...
8/25/02: What the world needs to move toward peace... Jesus says: "My brothers and sisters, everything that earth needs to move towards world peace is attainable through the resource of Heaven's grace. Alone, no good can be accomplished. It is when man trusts too much in himself that grace is ...
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A LIFE OF VIRTUE: THE SAINTS' EXAMPLES
ST. GERARD MAJELLA: A LIFE OF PRAYER, PENANCE AND CHARITY VATICAN CITY, SEP 7, 2004 (VIS) - Made public today was a Message from Pope John Paul to Fr. Joseph William Tobin, superior general of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, on the occasion of the Year of St. Gerard, honoring ...
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THE CHURCH IN IRAQ-1st CENTURY CHALDEAN
CHALDEAN BISHOPS: FACING ORDEALS ALONGSIDE THEIR FAITHFUL  
VATICAN CITY, 24 JAN 2009 (VIS) - This morning in the Vatican the Holy Father received prelates from the Chaldean Church, who have just completed their "ad limina" visit. In the course of their audience with the Pope, the ...

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CONFRATERNITY OF UNITED HEARTS
“CONFRATERNITY OF THE UNITED HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY”
means-- the mystical union of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Divine and Holy Love) that began at the moment of Jesus’ conception, never to be parted.
SECRETS OF THE UNITED HEARTS: salvation, holiness, Perfection, conformity ...

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EVANGELIZATION IN AMERICA
What is the New Evangelization? The Church in America-(Ecclesia in America) By Pope John Paul II Introduction Endnotes Chapter I: The Encounter with the Living Jesus Chapter II: Encountering Jesus Christ in America Chapter III: The Path of Conversion Chapter IV: The Path to ...
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THE IMMUTABLE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL
THEOLOGY OF THE LETTERS TO THE COLOSSIANS AND EPHESIANS   VATICAN CITY, 14 JAN 2009 (VIS) - At this morning's general audience, Benedict XVI continued his series of catecheses on St. Paul, today focusing on certain theological aspects of the Apostle's Letters to the Colossians and the ...
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THE CHURCH SYNOD FOR AFRICA
FINAL GENERAL CONGREGATION OF SYNOD  
VATICAN CITY, 24 OCT 2009 (VIS) - During the twentieth and final General Congregation of the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops, held this morning in the Synod Hall, the relator general, Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, ...

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THE YEAR OF SAINT PAUL--2000th ANNIVERSARY
ANALYSIS OF THE TOMB OF ST. PAUL  
VATICAN CITY, 3 JUL 2009 (VIS) - In the Holy See Press Office this morning Cardinal Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, archpriest of the papal basilica of St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls, and Professor Ulderico Santamaria, director of the scientific ...

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ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF ROMAN MISSAL TO BE PUBLISHED SOON
ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF ROMAN MISSAL TO BE PUBLISHED SOON  
VATICAN CITY, 29 APR 2010 (VIS) - The Pope had lunch yesterday in the Vatican's Casina Pio IV with members and consultors of "Vox Clara", an advisory committee for questions concerning the celebration of the Roman Rite in ...

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WORLD WE LIVE IN HAS GREAT NEED OF GOD
WORLD WE LIVE IN HAS GREAT NEED OF GOD  
VATICAN CITY, 1 JUN 2010 (VIS) - The traditional procession marking the end of the month of May took place yesterday at 8:00pm in the Vatican Gardens. As the rosary was recited, the procession wound from the Church of St. Stephen of the Abyssinians to ...

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NEW EDITION OF THE STATISTICAL YEARBOOK OF THE CHURCH
NEW EDITION OF THE STATISTICAL YEARBOOK OF THE CHURCH   VATICAN CITY, 27 APR 2010 (VIS) - The Vatican Publishing House has recently released a new edition of the Statistical Yearbook of the Church, comprising information on the main aspects of Catholic Church activity in various countries for ...
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THE CULTURE OF COMMUNICATION AND NEW LANGUAGES
THE CULTURE OF COMMUNICATION AND NEW LANGUAGES   VATICAN CITY, 3 NOV 2010 (VIS) - In the Holy See Press Office at midday today a preference was held to present the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture, which is due to be held from 10 to 13 November on the theme: "The ...
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Ecumenical Prayer for Peace!
PRAYER FOR UNITY IS THE SOUL OF THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT VATICAN CITY, JAN 22, 2006 (VIS) - The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, celebrated every year from January 18 to 25, provided the main theme of Benedict XVI's reflections prior to praying the Angelus with pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's ...
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POWER OF PRAYER...
Prayer Has Already Begun in Me... That place where God dwells in me is also the place of prayer. Long before I am aware of it or before I take an interest in it, this prayer is going on ceaselessly within me. In effect, it is not I who gives myself to prayer, but the Holy Spirit who never ...
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THE LORD'S PRAYER...
The Lord s Prayer #1 Theme: The Lord’s Prayer, non surprisingly, contains in seminal form all branches of Catholic Theology. It tells us what we must believe ... Which is Dogmatic Theology It tells us what we must do ... Which is Moral Theology It tells us how to avoid sin ... ...
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ST. MICHAEL, ARCHANGEL
Archangel Michael, protector of the Church: "I am Michael who stands before the throne of God. Praise be to Jesus. Peace-true and lasting peace-is the fruit of Holy Love. Any other kind of peace which is coerced or negotiated outside of Holy Love is artificial and temporary." "Peace cannot be ...
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COME TO THE FOUNTAIN...
Psalm 42-43 As the deer longs for running streams, so my soul longs for You, my God. My soul thirsts for God, the God of life: when shall I go to see the face of God? I have no food, but tears day and night; and all day long people say to me, "Where is your God?" Why so downcast, my ...
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HOUR OF ADORATION WITH JESUS...
COME TO ME... "all you who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will refresh you. Take my yoke upon your shoulders and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart. Your souls will find rest, for my yoke is easy and my burden light." --Matt. 11: 28-30 "I have ...
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Divine Mercy Chaplet
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY SHOWS GOD'S LOVE FOR MANKIND SHORTLY BEFORE HIS DEATH, on the eve of Divine Mercy Sunday, '05, POPE JOHN PAUL II prepared his message for the occasion of the solemnity of Divine Mercy which is celebrated on the Second Sunday of Easter. We quote his text here which is followed ...
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The FLAME OF LOVE
What is the Flame of Love? If the Divine Heart is overflowing with love, the Flame of Love is the blazing of that fire. If the Divine Heart is the Fountain of Love, then the Flame of Love is the outpouring flood of love for us. If the Divine Heart is the abode of the Spirit of Love, then the ...
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A Personal Psalm of Thanksgiving...
A Personal Psalm of Thanksgiving My heart sings a new song As I come into your presence, 0 Lord, my King. You have called me to your temple- My prayer is very simple - How I love You, 0 Lord, my King! Teach me your ways Send down your rays. I shall sing you ...
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DIVINE MERCY & PEACE OF SOUL
TRUE PEACE ARISES FROM DIVINE MERCY   VATICAN CITY, 30 MAR 2008 (VIS) - Today at midday the Pope prayed the Regina Coeli with thousands of pilgrims gathered at his Castelgandolfo residence, where he is currently spending a few days rest. Faithful in St. Peter's Square were able to follow the ...
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BE NOT AFRAID..
Do not Fear...LIFE AND DEATH by St. John Chrysostom, Bishop The waters have risen and severe storms are upon us, but we do not fear drowning, for we stand firmly upon a rock. Let the sea rage, it cannot break the rock. Let the waves rise, they cannot sink the boat of Jesus. What are we to fear? ...
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Theology: Monastic and Scholastic Approaches
THEOLOGICAL DEBATE AND DEFENCE OF THE FAITH  
VATICAN CITY, 4 NOV 2009 (VIS) - Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis during this morning's general audience to the twelfth-century debate between St. Bernard of Clairvaux and Abelard, proponents, respectively, of the monastic and scholastic ...

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THOMAS AQUINAS: HARMONY BETWEEN REASON, CHRISTIAN FAITH
THOMAS AQUINAS: HARMONY BETWEEN REASON, CHRISTIAN FAITH  
VATICAN CITY, 2 JUN 2010 (VIS) - In today's general audience held in St. Peter's Square, Benedict XVI continued with his catechesis dedicated to the great saints of the Middle Ages, speaking on St. Thomas Aquinas, called the ...

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CHRISTIAN MORALITY SERIES #2
A Guide for Today By Fr. Raphael Gallagher C.Ss.R. Doctor of Moral Theology, Rome, Italy Christian Morality Series: #2: Living as a Christian must touch the way we try to be moral. Morality is not just a theory of what is right and wrong. It is about the way we live. Does that sound too ...
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NATURAL MORAL LAW
POPE UNDERLINES IMPORTANCE OF NATURAL MORAL LAW VATICAN CITY, OCT 5, 2007 (VIS) - This morning the Pope received members of the International Theological Commission, who have just completed their annual plenary meeting, held in the Vatican from October 1 to 5 under the presidency of Cardinal ...
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THEOLOGY & UNIVERSAL SYSTEM OF ETHICS
THERAPEUTIC EXPERIMENTS MUST RESPECT BASIC ETHICAL NORMS VATICAN CITY, OCT 29, 2007 (VIS) - "The new frontiers of pharmaceutical activity" is the theme of the 25th international congress of Catholic pharmacists, currently being held in Rome. The participants in the meeting were received today by ...
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ORIGINAL SIN: EVIL IS SUBORDINATE TO GOOD
ORIGINAL SIN: EVIL IS SUBORDINATE TO GOOD  
VATICAN CITY, 3 DEC 2008 (VIS) - In his general audience this morning, Benedict XVI continued his series of catecheses on the teachings of St. Paul. Addressing the 7,000 people gathered in the Paul VI Hall, he explained how the Apostle of the ...

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TEACHING ON SOME BIOETHICAL QUESTIONS
TEACHING ON SOME BIOETHICAL QUESTIONS  
VATICAN CITY, 12 DEC 2008 (VIS) - This morning in the Holy See Press Office the Instruction of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith “Dignitas Personae” on certain bioethical questions was presented. It was published in English, ...

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DUNS SCOTUS: CANTOR OF THE INCARNATE WORD
DUNS SCOTUS: CANTOR OF THE INCARNATE WORD  
VATICAN CITY, 7 JUL 2010 (VIS) - Before his general audience this morning, Benedict XVI blessed a marble statue of St. Annibale Maria di Francia (1851-1927), founder of the Congregation of the Rogationist Fathers of the Heart of Jesus and of the ...

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Contemplation
DIVINE CONTEMPLATION   VATICAN CITY, 25 NOV 2009 (VIS) - During today's general audience, which was celebrated in the Paul VI Hall, the Holy Father spoke about Hugh and Richard of St. Victor, two monks who lived and exercised their magisterium in the abbey of St. Victor in Paris which, from ...
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THE IMPORTANCE OF NATURAL MORAL LAW
RECOGNISING THE IMPORTANCE OF NATURAL MORAL LAW  
VATICAN CITY, 5 DEC 2008 (VIS) - This morning in the Vatican, the Pope received participants in the plenary session of the International Theological Commission. The meeting coincided with the conclusion of the commission's five-year mandate, ...

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THE "SUMMA THEOLOGICA", ST. THOMAS AQUINAS' MASTERPIECE
THE "SUMMA THEOLOGICA", ST. THOMAS AQUINAS' MASTERPIECE  
VATICAN CITY, 23 JUN 2010 (VIS) - In today's general audience, celebrated in the Paul VI Hall, the Pope delivered the last in a series of three catecheses on the figure of St. Thomas Aquinas.     The Holy Father ...

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WAY OF THE CROSS...Station 1: Jesus Condemned to Death...
We Adore you, O Christ and bless you, because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. "Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas to the Praetorium." (Jn. 18:28) On the "Via Dolorosa" in Jerusalem, the Minaret, traditionally named "Antonia Tower" recalls the site of the ...
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NEW ROSARY of the UNBORN CHILD...
Description of New Rosary From Heaven: The Hail Mary beads are light blue teardrops with images of unborn babies inside each one. The Our Father beads resemble droplets of blood in the shape of a cross. The Crucifix is gleaming gold. Promises Accompany Recitation: "I affirm that each Hail Mary prayed from a loving heart will rescue one of these innocent lives from death by abortion...
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Pro-Life Across America
Father F. Pavone Speaks ON LIFE.... Father Pavone commented, "I continue to be amazed that some people seem to think it is inappropriate for the Church to speak up against baby killing—dismembering a child. I am not ashamed to appear to be opposed to a party that says it is okay to crush the ...
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RIGHTS OF THE UNBORN CHILD ...
Why America Exists By Rev. Frank Pavone John Adams, Second President of the United States, declared, “You have rights antecedent to all earthly governments; rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws; rights derived from the Great Legislator of the Universe." What is the first ...
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Christian Conscience/Right to Life
CHRISTIAN CONSCIENCE IN SUPPORT OF THE RIGHT TO LIFE VATICAN CITY, FEB 20, 2007 (VIS) - At 11.30 a.m. today in the Holy See Press Office, a press conference was held to present an international congress entitled "Christian conscience in support of the right to life," due to be held in the Vatican ...
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THE HUMAN BEING, MASTERPIECE OF CREATION
ACADEMY FOR LIFE ON THE HUMAN EMBRYO VATICAN CITY, 7 FEB 2006 (VIS) - The Pontifical Academy for Life, on the 27th through the 28th of February, will celebrate in the New Synod Hall of the Vatican a congress dedicated to the theme "The Human Embryo Before Implantation: Scientific Update and ...
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A TIMELY WORD....
"How good is a timely word!" (Proverbs 15:23) "Good News gives health to the bones."(Proverbs 15:30) FIGHT AIDS THROUGH PREVENTION AND CORRECT USE OF SEXUALITY VATICAN CITY, DEC 1, 2004 (VIS) - On the occasion of World AIDS Day, which is dedicated to women this year, Cardinal Javier Lozano ...
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HUMAN RIGHTS, THE FIGHT AGAINST RACISM
ARCHBISHOP TOMASI: HUMAN RIGHTS, THE FIGHT AGAINST RACISM   Vatican City, 4 APR 2008 (VIS) - Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the Office of the United Nations in Geneva, gave a speech to the advisory committee during the seventh session of the Human Rights ...
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COMBATING POVERTY. BUILDING PEACE
COMBATING POVERTY. BUILDING PEACE   VATICAN CITY, 1 JUL 2008 (VIS) - "Combating poverty. Building peace" is the theme chosen by Benedict XVI for his Message for the 42nd World Day of Peace, due to be celebrated on 1 January 2009.     "The theme chosen by the Holy ...
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VATICAN TO COMMEMORATE DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
ARCHBISHOP TOMASI: THE RISKS OF "NEW" RIGHTS  
VATICAN CITY, 17 DEC 2008 (VIS) - Today was published the address of Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the Office of the United Nations and Specialized Institutions in Geneva, on the 60th anniversary of ...

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SELECTED BOOKS by POPE BENEDICT XVI...
The Ignatius Press offers a large selection of Pope Benedict's Books. See Order info at the end of page. Published Books by Pope Benedict XVI: "Milestones"(Pope's Memoirs) "Pilgrim Fellowship of Faith" "Truth and Tolerance" "Many Religions, One Covenant" "Gospel, Catechesis, Catechism" "The ...
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REDEEMER OF MAN by Pope John Paul II
FIRST ENCYCLICAL OF JOHN PAUL II: "REDEMPTOR HOMINIS" Pope John XXIII made clear the need to work to reach the unity of all Christians, according to the will that Christ himself expressed in His prayer at the Cenacle: "’I pray ... Father ... that they may all be one’. ... True ecumenical ...
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POPE'S NEW BOOK --JESUS OF NAZARETH --A BESTSELLER.....
ON THE BESTSELLER LISTINGS: OVER TWO MILLION COPIES OF JESUS OF NAZARETH SOLD ....GET YOURS TODAY... PRESENTATION OF POPE'S BOOK ON JESUS OF NAZARETH VATICAN CITY, APR 4, 2007 (VIS) - In the Vatican's Synod Hall at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 13, the presentation will take place of the book by Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI, "Jesus of Nazareth." The volume will be on sale in bookshops from Monday, ...
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VENERABLE JEANNE DE MATEL, Foundress of the Order of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, Lyons, France
"By their fruits, you shall know them": Extending the Incarnation in the World for 400 Years It was Roanne, France in 1625 when Jeanne left her aristocratic ancestral home and together with two companions, opened her first community house to begin the foundation of the Order of the Incarnate Word. Without delay, Jeanne undertook some of the kitchen work when she was visited by the Incarnate Word ...
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A PRIEST'S VOCATION....
PRIESTHOOD IS A SACRAMENT, NOT A MEANS OF ADVANCEMENT VATICAN CITY, APR 24, 2006 (VIS) - Benedict XVI today received in audience prelates from the Ghana Bishops' Conference, who have just completed their "ad limina" visit. In his English-language talk to them, the Pope reminded the bishops that ...
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SEMINARY ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS....
ADMISSION TO THE PRIESTHOOD AND HOMOSEXUALITY VATICAN CITY, NOV 29, 2005 (VIS) - Made public today was the document: " Instruction Concerning the Criteria for the Discernment of Vocations with regard to Persons with Homosexual Tendencies in view of their Admission to the Seminary and to Holy ...
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Vocations
VOCATIONS FOR THE SERVICE OF THE CHURCH AS COMMUNION VATICAN CITY, APR 24, 2007 (VIS) - Made public today was the Message of Benedict XVI for the 44th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, which is due to be celebrated on April 29, the fourth Sunday of Easter, and which has as its theme this year: ...
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Pope Speaks to Priests & Religious
POOR CLARES: A GREAT CONTRIBUTION TO WORK OF CHURCH VATICAN CITY, SEP 15, 2007 (VIS) - This morning the Holy Father received in audience the Poor Clares from the convent of the Immaculate Conception at Albano, which is located within the territory of the pontifical villas at Castelgandolfo. ...
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THOUSANDS OF CLERGY AT PRAYER VIGIL FOR YEAR FOR PRIESTS
HOLY FATHER'S REPLIES TO PRIESTS DURING PRAYER VIGIL  
VATICAN CITY, 12 JUN 2010 (VIS) - During the course of the prayer vigil celebrated last Thursday night in St. Peter's Square, the Pope responded to questions from five priests, one from each of the five continents. Extensive extracts of ...

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 PROGRAMME OF EVENTS FOR CLOSURE OF YEAR FOR PRIESTS
 PROGRAMME OF EVENTS FOR CLOSURE OF YEAR FOR PRIESTS 
  VATICAN CITY, 8 JUN 2010 (VIS) - A world meeting of clergy will take place in Rome from 9 to 11 June to mark the end of the Year for Priests, called by Benedict XVI to mark the 150th anniversary of the death of St. John Mary Vianney, ...

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FAITH IN THE DIVINE INITIATIVE - THE HUMAN RESPONSE  
 


VATICAN CITY, 31 MAR 2009 (VIS) -
Made public today was the Message of Benedict XVI for the 46th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, which is due to be celebrated on 3 May, the fourth Sunday of Easter, and which has as its theme this year: ...

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St. John Vianney's Advice to his brother Priests
St. John Vianney's Advice to his brother Priests,
 "My brothers and sisters, as the Year of the Priesthood draws to a close, I have come to offer this parting advice to all priests:" "My brothers, be simple and holy. Do not forsake any part of your duty to the truth. Be loving ...

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POPE RECEIVES IN AUDIENCE U.S. PRESIDENT BUSH
POPE RECEIVES IN AUDIENCE U.S. PRESIDENT BUSH   VATICAN CITY, 13 JUN 2008 (VIS) - The Holy See Press Office today published the following communique:    "This morning, Friday 13 June, George W. Bush, President of the United States of America was received in audience by His ...
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POPE SENDS A TEXT MESSAGE TO WYD PARTICIPANTS  
POPE SENDS A TEXT MESSAGE TO WYD PARTICIPANTS   VATICAN CITY, 9 SEP 2008 (VIS) - The Pope has sent a text message by mobile phone to young people who participated in the recent World Youth Day, which was held in Australia in July.     The English-language message was transmitted ...
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POPE BENEDICT IN FRANCE
HOLY FATHER RECALLS HIS APOSTOLIC TRIP TO FRANCE   VATICAN CITY, 17 SEP 2008 (VIS) - In today's general audience, which was held in the Paul VI Hall, the Pope spoke of his recent apostolic trip to France, which culminated in his pilgrimage to Lourdes for the 150th anniversary of the ...
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PRESENTATION OF WRITINGS OF JOSEPH RATZINGER/BENEDICT XVI
PRESENTATION OF WRITINGS OF JOSEPH RATZINGER/BENEDICT XVI   VATICAN CITY, 22 OCT 2008 (VIS) - In the Holy See Press Office at midday today, Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Muller of Regensburg, Germany, presented the first volume of the "Opera omina" of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, ...
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 POPE RECALLS PIUS XII ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH
 POPE RECALLS PIUS XII ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH  
VATICAN CITY, 9 OCT 2008 (VIS) - In the Vatican Basilica this morning, the Pope presided at a Eucharistic concelebration with cardinals for the anniversary of the death of Pius XII.     Referring to the readings of ...

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BENEDICT XVI TO VISIT FRANCE IN SEPTEMBER FOR THE 150th ANNIVRSARY OF THE APPARATIONS OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES
LOURDES: EXPERIENCING CLOSENESS BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH   VATICAN CITY, 13 SEP 2008 (VIS) - At 4 p.m. today, the Holy Father departed from the apostolic nunciature in Paris and travelled to the city's Orly airport. There he boarded a plane which took him to Tarbes, whence he continued his ...
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LETTER ON REMISSION OF EXCOMMUNICATION LEFEBVRE BISHOPS
VATICAN CITY, 12 MAR 2009 (VIS)
- Made public today was the Letter of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to the bishops of the Catholic Church concerning the remission of the excommunication of the four bishops consecrated by Archbishop Lefebvre.     The Letter is dated 10 March and has been ...

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THE POPE IN AFRICA
POPE IMPRESSED BY SENSE OF THE SACRED IN AFRICA   VATICAN CITY, 24 MAR 2009 (VIS) - During his return to Rome, following his apostolic visit to Cameroon and Angola, Benedict XVI again made remarks to journalists accompanying him on the flight.    The Holy Father said that during ...
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Pope Benedict XVI in the Holy Land
BENEDICT XVI RECALLS HIS TRIP TO THE HOLY LAND   VATICAN CITY, 20 MAY 2009 (VIS) - Benedict XVI dedicated his remarks during his general audience, held this morning in St. Peter's Square, to a review of his recent apostolic trip to the Holy Land from 8 to 15 May, describing it as a ...
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POPE SETS NORMS FOR FULL COMMUNION....
MOTU PROPRIO ECCLESIAE UNITATEM   VATICAN CITY, 8 JUL 2009 (VIS) - Given below is an English-language translation from the Italian of the Apostolic Letter "Motu Proprio data" of Pope Benedict XVI, "Ecclesiae unitatem". The document concerns the structure of the Pontifical ...
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POPE RECEIVES PRESIDENT OBAMA OF THE UNITED STATES
POPE RECEIVES PRESIDENT OBAMA OF THE UNITED STATES  
VATICAN CITY, 11 JUL 2009 (VIS) - Given below is the text of a communique released yesterday afternoon by the Holy See Press Office:     "This afternoon, Friday 10 July, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI received in audience ...

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BENEDICT XVI CELEBRATES FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF PONTIFICATE
BENEDICT XVI CELEBRATES FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF PONTIFICATE  
VATICAN CITY, 19 APR 2010 (VIS) - Benedict XVI today celebrates the fifth anniversary of his election as Pope. On 19 April 2005 Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, succeeding Pope John Paul II, became the 264th successor of St. ...

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POPE VISITS PORTUGAL AS A PILGRIM TO THE VIRGIN OF FATIMA
POPE VISITS PORTUGAL AS A PILGRIM TO THE VIRGIN OF FATIMA   VATICAN CITY, 11 MAY 2010 (VIS) - At 9.10 a.m. this morning Benedict XVI departed from Rome's Fiumicino airport, landing at 11.00 a.m. at Portela international airport of Lisbon, thus beginning his apostolic trip to Portugal, the ...
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Papal Visit to Malta: 1,950 Yr. Anniversary of St. Paul Shipwreck 
HOLY FATHER RECALLS HIS APOSTOLIC TRIP TO MALTA  
VATICAN CITY, 21 APR 2010 (VIS) - In today's general audience, held in St. Peter's Square, the Pope recalled his apostolic trip to Malta, which took place last Saturday and Sunday for "the 1950th anniversary of the shipwreck of the ...

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PUBLICATION OF CDF NORMS ON MOST SERIOUS CRIMES
PUBLICATION OF CDF NORMS ON MOST SERIOUS CRIMES  
VATICAN CITY, 15 JUL 2010 (VIS) - The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith today published its new "Norms concerning the most serious crimes". Given below is the text of an explanatory note on the new measures, issued by Holy ...

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St. Joseph's Fountain at Vatican
POPE INAUGURATES A FOUNTAIN DEDICATED TO HIS PATRON  
VATICAN CITY, 5 JUL 2010 (VIS) - In the Vatican Gardens at 11.30 a.m. today Benedict XVI inaugurated a new fountain dedicated to St. Joseph. The fountain was commissioned by the Governorate of Vatican City State as a homage to the Pope's ...

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BENEDICT XVI RECALLS HIS APOSTOLIC TRIP TO CYPRUS
POPE VISITS CYPRUS, CROSSROADS OF CULTURES AND RELIGIONS 
  VATICAN CITY, 4 JUN 2010 (VIS) - Benedict XVI, the first Pope ever to visit Cyprus, landed at the island's Paphos airport at 2 p.m. local time today, thus beginning his sixteenth apostolic trip outside Italy. On arrival he was greeted ...

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POPE VISITS PALERMO, iTALY
POPE IN PALERMO: LIVE GOSPEL VALUES COURAGEOUSLY  
VATICAN CITY, 3 OCT 2010 (VIS) - At 8.15 a.m. today Benedict XVI departed from Rome's Ciampino airport, bound for the Italian city of Palermo where he is making a pastoral visit to participate in a regional ecclesial meeting of families and ...

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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN SPAIN
STATISTICS FOR THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN SPAIN  
VATICAN CITY, 29 OCT 2010 (VIS) - For the occasion of Benedict XVI's apostolic trip to the Spanish cities of Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona, due to take place on 6 and 7 November, statistics have been published concerning the Catholic Church ...

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POPE BENEDICT IN UNITED KINGDOM: STATISTICS OF ENGLAND
STATISTICS:
Great Britain has a surface area of 230,762 square kilometres and a population of 59,381,000 of whom 5,264,000 (8.87 percent) are Catholic. There are 32 ecclesiastical circumscriptions and 2,977 parishes. Currently there are 59 bishops, 5,225 priests, 6,497 religious, 160 lay members of secular institutes and 34,669 catechists. Minor seminarians number 2, and major seminarians 245.

  A total of 806,334 children and young people attend 2,828 centres of Catholic education, from kindergartens to universities. Other institutions belonging to the Church, or run by priests or religious in Great Britain include 8 hospitals, 1 clinic, 171 homes for the elderly or disabled, 79 orphanages and
nurseries, 94 family counselling centres and other pro-life centres, 147 centres for education and social rehabilitation, and 31 institutions of other kinds.
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PROGRESS IN MANY AREAS OF ANGLICAN-CATHOLIC DIALOGUE  

VATICAN CITY, 17 SEP 2010 (VIS) - At 3.40 p.m. today the Holy Father travelled by car to Lambeth Palace in London, the official residence of the archbishop of Canterbury. The palace library, one of the oldest in the country, contains more than 120,000 books concerning the political, social and economic history of English-speaking countries. It also houses the archives of the archbishops of Canterbury from the thirteenth century to the present, and the archives of the Church of England.
 
  The Church of England, a national Church which broke away from the Catholic Church in 1533 when King Henry VIII passed the Act of Supremacy, is made up of the ecclesiastical provinces of Canterbury and York which comprise the forty-three dioceses of the United Kingdom. The Church of England has twenty-five million faithful, forty-three percent of the country's population; Queen Elizabeth is its supreme governor while its spiritual head is the archbishop of Canterbury, primate of all England. The archbishops who preside over the two provinces and twenty-four other bishops sit by right in the House of Lords. The Anglican Communion has some eighty million faithful in thirty-eight autonomous provinces in 164 countries.


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PAPAL VISIT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM
COMPLETE TEXTS OF THE POPE'S VISIT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM

POPE PRAISES DEEP CHRISTIAN ROOTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
VATICAN CITY, 16 SEP 2010 (VIS) - This morning Benedict XVI began the seventeenth apostolic trip of his pontificate, travelling to the United Kingdom where, in the city of Birmingham this Sunday 19 September, he is due to beatify Cardinal John ...

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POPE'S TRIP TO SPAIN: SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA & BARCELONA, SPAIN
INTERVIEW WITH THE HOLY FATHER ON FLIGHT BOUND FOR SPAIN  
VATICAN CITY, 6 NOV 2010 (VIS) - This morning during his flight to the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela the Holy Father responded to a number of questions prepared by the journalists accompanying him on the papal plane. The ...

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BENEDICT XVI: I HAVE COME AS A PILGRIM TO SANTIAGO
BENEDICT XVI: I HAVE COME AS A PILGRIM TO SANTIAGO  
VATICAN CITY, 6 NOV 2010 (VIS) - This morning Benedict XVI began the nineteenth apostolic trip of his pontificate, which is taking him to two places of ancient Catholic tradition in Spain: Santiago de Compostela, traditionally associated ...

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POPE ADDRESSES HOUSE OF LORDS/HOUSE OF COMMONS, LONDON
PROPER PLACE OF RELIGIOUS BELIEF IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS
 
VATICAN CITY, 17 SEP 2010 (VIS) - At 5.15 p.m. today the Holy Father met with representatives from British civil society, and from the worlds of culture, academe and business, as well as the diplomatic corps and religious leaders. The meeting took place in Westminster Hall which, built in 1099, is the oldest part of Westminster Palace and is used for events of national and international significance.
 
  The Pope began his address by recalling "the countless men and women down the centuries who have played their part in the momentous events that have taken place within these walls and have shaped the lives of many generations of Britons, and others besides.
 
  "In particular", he added, "I recall the figure of St. Thomas More, the great English scholar and statesman, who is admired by believers and non-believers alike for the integrity with which he followed his conscience, even at the cost of displeasing the sovereign whose 'good servant' he was, because he chose to serve God first. The dilemma which faced More in those difficult times, the perennial question of the relationship between what is owed to Caesar and what is owed to God, allows me the opportunity to reflect with you briefly on the proper place of religious belief within the political process".


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THE POPE CONSECRATES THE CHURCH OF THE SAGRADA FAMILIA
THE POPE CONSECRATES THE CHURCH OF THE SAGRADA FAMILIA  
VATICAN CITY, 7 NOV 2010 (VIS) - At 9 a.m. today the Pope travelled by popemobile from the archbishopric of Barcelona to the church of the Sagrada Familia, masterpiece of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi.     Work on the ...

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CLARIFICATION-NOTE FROM THE CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH
NOTE FROM THE CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH  
VATICAN CITY, 22 DEC 2010 (VIS) - Given below is the English-language text of a Note published yesterday afternoon by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, entitled: "On the trivialisation of sexuality. Regarding ...

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PRESENTATION OF PONTIFICAL YEARBOOK 2011
PRESENTATION OF PONTIFICAL YEARBOOK 2011  
VATICAN CITY, 19 FEB 2011 (VIS) - This morning, Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B. and Archbishop Fernando Filoni, substitute for General Affairs, presented the Holy Father with the 2011 edition of the "Annuario Pontificio" ...

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POPE IN MADRID WYD
 PROGRAMME OF THE POPE'S TRIP TO MADRID IN AUGUST VATICAN CITY, 25 JUN 2011 (VIS) - The Holy See Press Office today released the programme of Benedict XVI's forthcoming apostolic trip to Madrid, Spain, for the twenty-sixth World Youth Day (WYD).   The Holy Father is due to ...
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SUMMARY OF THE POPE'S TRIP TO GERMANY:
SUMMARY OF THE POPE'S TRIP TO GERMANY:
BENEDICT XVI REFLECTS ON HIS APOSTOLIC TRIP TO GERMANY  
VATICAN CITY, 28 SEP 2011 (VIS) - During today's general audience, celebrated this morning in St. Peter's Square, Benedict XVI reflected on his recent apostolic trip to Germany, defining it as ...

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ENCYCLICAL LETTER --SPE SALVI --On Christian Hope
ENCYCLICAL LETTER-SPE SALVI- OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF BENEDICT XVI TO THE BISHOPS PRIESTS AND DEACONS MEN AND WOMEN RELIGIOUS AND ALL THE LAY FAITHFUL ON CHRISTIAN HOPE Introduction 1. “SPE SALVI facti sumus”—in hope we were saved, says Saint Paul to the Romans, and likewise to us (Rom 8:24)....
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POPE'S NEW ENCYCLICAL: "CHARITY IN TRUTH'
CARITAS IN VERITATE: BUILDING A WORLD OF JUSTICE AND PEACE  
VATICAN CITY, 8 JUL 2009 (VIS) - In today's general audience, which was held in the Paul VI Hall, the Pope spoke about his third Encyclical "Caritas in veritate", which was officially published yesterday.     ...

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PRESENTATION OF VOLUME TWO OF "JESUS OF NAZARETH"
PRESENTATION OF VOLUME TWO OF "JESUS OF NAZARETH"  
VATICAN CITY, 2 MAR 2011 (VIS) - In the Holy See Press Office at 5 p.m. on Thursday 10 March, a press conference will be held to present the book: "Jesus of Nazareth. From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection", ...

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STATISTICS FOR THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN SPAIN
STATISTICS FOR THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN SPAIN
VATICAN CITY, 29 OCT 2010 (VIS) - For the occasion of Benedict XVI's apostolic trip to the Spanish capital Madrid to preside at twenty-sixth World Youth Day, statistics have been published concerning the Catholic Church in that country. The ...

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Christmas Alpine Oratory
POPE ATTENDS AN EVENT ORGANISED BY BAYERISCHER RUNDFUNK  
VATICAN CITY, 3 DEC 2011 (VIS) - Yesterday evening in the Clementine Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father attended a recital of the "Christmas Alpine Oratory" by the Bavarian composer Hans Berger. The ...

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Pope Writes Book for Children
THE FRIENDS OF JESUS: A NEW BOOK FOR CHILDREN BY THE POPE   VATICAN CITY, 22 JUL 2010 (VIS) - "The Friends of Jesus" is the title of a new book for children by Benedict XVI in which he recounts the story of the twelve Apostles and St. Paul.     The book, forty-eight ...
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THE POPE ENTRUSTS THE FUTURE OF CUBA TO THE VIRGIN, "FOR THE GREATER GOOD OF ALL CUBANS"
THE POPE ENTRUSTS THE FUTURE OF CUBA TO THE VIRGIN, "FOR THE GREATER GOOD OF ALL CUBANS" Vatican City, 27 March 2012 (VIS) - At 9.30 a.m. today, the Holy Father travelled to the Shrine of "Nuestra Senora de la Caridad del Cobre", patron of Cuba, where he was greeted by the ...
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VATICAN SECRET ARCHIVES ON DISPLAY
VATICAN SECRET ARCHIVES ON DISPLAY
Vatican City, 28 February 2012 (VIS) - An exhibition entitled "'Lux in Arcana' - the Vatican Secret Archives unveiled", organised to mark the fourth centenary of the foundation of the Archives, will be inaugurated in Rome's Capitoline Museums tomorrow. ...

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THE POPE IN LEBANON
POPE ARRIVES IN LEBANON AS A FRIEND OF ALL THE INHABITANTS OF THE MIDDLE EAST Vatican City, 14 September 2012 (VIS) - Shortly before 2 p.m. local time today, Benedict XVI arrived at the international airport of Beirut, which is named after Rafik ...
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BENEDICT XVI'S FINAL ANGELUS: THE LORD CALLS ME TO DEDICATE MYSELF MORE TO PRAYER, BUT I DO NOT ABANDON THE CHURCH
BENEDICT XVI'S FINAL ANGELUS: THE LORD CALLS ME TO DEDICATE MYSELF MORE TO PRAYER, BUT I DO NOT ABANDON THE CHURCH Vatican City, 24 February 2013 – More than 200,000 people attended the final Angelus of Benedict XVI's pontificate. Maxiscreens were placed in the areas around St. Peter's Square ...
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PRESENTATION OF THE HOLY FATHER'S BOOK ON THE DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH IN ST. AUGUSTINE
STATIONS OF THE CROSS DEDICATED TO THE FAMILY Vatican City, 15 March 2012 (VIS) - The texts for meditation during this year's Way of the Cross, to be held at the Colosseum on Good Friday, have, by order of the Holy Father, been written by Danilo and Anna Maria Zanzucchi, a married couple and ...
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THIRD BOOK IN JOSEPH RATZINGER'S TRILOGY: "THE INFANCY NARRATIVES"
  THIRD BOOK IN JOSEPH RATZINGER'S TRILOGY: "THE INFANCY NARRATIVES" Vatican City, 20 November 2012 (VIS) - "L'infanzia di Gesu" ("The Infancy Narratives"), the third volume of Benedict XVI's trilogy dedicated to ...
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ENCYCLICAL LETTERS....
ENCYCLICALS WRITTEN BY POPE JOHN PAUL II... Encyclical comes from a Greek term used to indicate letters that princes and magistrates sent to the widest possible number of people in order to make known laws, rules, regulations. etc. The corresponding Latin term was "circularis," which referred to a ...
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POPE PRAYS to PREVENT WAR...
POPE ASKS GOD TO SAVE HUMANITY FROM WAR VATICAN CITY, DEC 25, 2003 (VIS) - In his traditional Christmas message which he read from the atrium of St. Peter's Square, the Pope asked God to save humanity from war and conflict, the plague of terrorism and from violence. John Paul II said ...
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FAITH & CULTURE...
SPLIT BETWEEN GOSPEL AND CULTURE, A "CRISIS OF MEANING" VATICAN CITY, JUN 4, 2004 (VIS) - The Holy Father today welcomed the Bishops of the Church in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and western Texas on the occasion of their "ad limina" visit and told them he wished to reflect "on ...
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LAST WILL/TESTAMENT OF POPE JOHN PAUL II
JOHN PAUL II'S SPIRITUAL TESTAMENT VATICAN CITY, APR 7, 2005 (VIS) - Following is the text of the spiritual testament of John Paul II, which was released today in an Italian translation of the original Polish. The translation from Italian into English has been done by VIS: The testament of ...
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POPE JOHN PAUL's 26 YEARS as VICAR of CHRIST
THE 26 YEARS OF JOHN PAUL II: 4TH LONGEST PAPACY IN HISTORY POPE RELIVES MOMENT OF HIS ELECTION WITH EMOTION... VATICAN CITY, OCT 16, 2003 (VIS) - Late this afternoon, during a solemn Mass attended by 50,000 faithful and concelebrated by members of the College of Cardinals, archbishops and ...
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LATEST WRITINGS of THE POPE
PRESENTATION OF POPE'S NEW BOOK "MEMORY AND IDENTITY" VATICAN CITY, FEB 23, 2005 (VIS) - Yesterday evening, John Paul II's latest book, "Memory and Identity," was presented at a press conference in Rome's Palazzo Colonna. Those present included Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, prefect of the ...
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Pope Benedict Opens CAUSE of John Paul II...
VATICAN CITY, MAY 13, 2005 (VIS) - Benedict XVI today announced the opening of the cause of beatification of John Paul II, waiving the normal waiting period of five years after the death of a Servant of God. The Pope made the announcement in the course of a meeting with the Roman clergy in the ...
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BEATIFICATION OF POPE JOHN PAUL II: Official Prayer for Beatification...
O Blessed Trinity, We thank you for having graced the Church with Pope John Paul II and for allowing the tenderness of your Fatherly care, the glory of the cross of Christ, and the splendor of the Holy Spirit, to shine through him. Trusting fully in Your infinite mercy and in the ...
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Benedict XVI INTERVIEW w/ POLISH TV
BENEDICT XVI GRANTS INTERVIEW TO POLISH TELEVISION VATICAN CITY, OCT 17, 2005 (VIS) - Following is the text of the interview granted by Benedict XVI to Polish State Television (TVP) for the occasion of the Day of the Pope, which has been celebrated in Poland on October 16 for the last five ...
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3rd ANNIVERSARY OF POPE JOHN PAUL II
MAY THE CHURCH FOLLOW TEACHINGS, EXAMPLE OF JOHN PAUL II   VATICAN CITY, 2 APR 2008 (VIS) - In St. Peter's Square at 10.30 a.m. today, Benedict XVI presided at a Eucharistic celebration to mark the third anniversary of the death of Servant of God John Paul II. Members of the College of ...
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50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF PIUS XII
EVENTS MARKING 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF PIUS XII   VATICAN CITY, 17 JUN 2008 (VIS) - This morning in the Holy See Press Office, a press conference was held to present two initiatives to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Servant of God Pope Pius XII: a congress on his ...
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FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE PAGES ON JOHN PAUL II BEATIFICATION
FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE PAGES ON JOHN PAUL II BEATIFICATION  
VATICAN CITY, 15 MAR 2011 (VIS) - The Holy See Press Office has published the following communique:     "In view of the beatification of John Paul II on 1 May 2011, Vatican Radio and the Vatican Television Centre ...

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PROGRAM FOR BEATIFICATION OF JOHN PAUL II
PROGRAM FOR THE BEATIFICATION OF JOHN PAUL II     VATICAN CITY, 5 APR 2011 (VIS) - This morning, a conference was held at the Holy See Press Office to present the preparations and the program for the beatification of John Paul II. The speakers were Cardinal Agostino Vallini, vicar ...
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RITE OF BEATIFICATION OF BLESSED JOHN PAUL II
VATICAN CITY, 1 MAY 2011 (VIS) - Following the penitential act of the Mass of Beatification, Cardinal Agostino Vallini, Vicar General of the Pontiff for the Diocese of Rome, joined Benedict XVI, along with the postulator for the cause of beatification, Msgr. Slawomir Oder, and asked that the ...
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RELIQUARY OF BLESSED JOHN PAUL II
RELIQUARY OF BLESSED JOHN PAUL II   VATICAN CITY, 26 APR 2011 (VIS) - Following is the communique published by the Holy See Press Office regarding the reliquary of Blessed John Paul II, which will be displayed during his beatification ceremony this 1 May.    "The reliquary ...
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VENERATION OF BLESSED  JOHN PAUL II IN ST. SEBASTIAN CHAPEL OF VATICAN BASILICA
STARTING TODAY IT IS POSSIBLE TO VENERATE JOHN PAUL II IN ST. SEBASTIAN CHAPEL OF VATICAN BASILICA   VATICAN CITY, 3 MAY 2011 (VIS) - The director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., announced the following notice late yesterday afternoon.     "This ...
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A RELIC OF JOHN PAUL II WILL BE TAKEN TO LOURDES
A RELIC OF JOHN PAUL II WILL BE TAKEN TO LOURDES
 Vatican City, 19 October 2012 (VIS) - A relic of Blessed John Paul II will be transported to the French shrine of Lourdes during a pilgrimage organised by UNITALSI (Italian National Union for Transport of the Sick to Lourdes and ...

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WORLD YOUTH DAY/The Teenage Christian...
THE POPE MEETS WITH YOUNG PEOPLE IN ST. PETER'S SQUARE VATICAN CITY, APR 7, 2006 (VIS) - Yesterday evening in St. Peter's Square, Benedict XVI participated in a gathering of young people from the diocese of Rome. The meeting was held in preparation for 21st World Youth Day (WYD) which will be ...
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World Youth Day '07
MESSAGE FOR TWENTY-SECOND WORLD YOUTH DAY VATICAN CITY, FEB 5, 2007 (VIS) Made public today was the Message of the Holy Father to the Youth of the World for the Occasion of the 22nd World Youth Day, which is to be celebrated in all dioceses on Palm Sunday, April 1, and has as its theme this ...
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YOUNG PEOPLE: BE APOSTLES TO YOUR PEERS
YOUNG PEOPLE: BE APOSTLES TO YOUR PEERS   VATICAN CITY, 14 JUN 2008 (VIS) - At 8 p.m. today Benedict XVI landed at the airport of Brindisi where he was welcomed by the religious and civil authorities of the region. He then travelled by car to the city centre where he was greeted by the local ...
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MESSAGE FOR WORLD YOUTH DAY
MESSAGE FOR WORLD YOUTH DAY  
VATICAN CITY, 4 MAR 2009 (VIS) - "We have set our hope on the living God" is the theme of the Holy Father's Message to young people for the Twenty-fourth World Youth Day, which is due to be celebrated on 5 April, Palm Sunday. The text was published ...

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MESSAGE FOR TWENTY-FIFTH WORLD YOUTH DAY
MESSAGE FOR TWENTY-FIFTH WORLD YOUTH DAY   VATICAN CITY, 4 MAR 2009 (VIS) - The Message of the Holy Father for twenty-fifth World Youth Day has just been published. The Day, which is due to be celebrated in all the dioceses of the world on Palm Sunday 28 March, has as its theme this year: ...
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POPE TO YOUNG PEOPLE: GOD HAS A PLAN FOR YOU
POPE TO YOUNG PEOPLE: GOD HAS A PLAN FOR YOU  
VATICAN CITY, 26 MAR 2010 (VIS) - Yesterday evening in St. Peter's Square more than 70,000 young people, most of them from dioceses in Rome and Lazio but also from other areas of Italy, met with the Pope for an encounter of prayer, meditation and ...

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THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT...
INTER-CHRISTIAN SYMPOSIUM ON ECUMENICAL DIALOGUE VATICAN CITY, SEP 5, 2005 (VIS) - The ninth Inter-Christian Symposium, promoted by the Franciscan Institute of Spirituality at the Antonianum Pontifical Athenaeum in Rome, and by the faculty of theology at the Aristotle University of ...
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DECLARATION OF UNITY between the CATHOLIC & ORTHODOX CHURCES
MESSAGE TO BARTHOLOMEW I FOR THE FEAST OF ST. ANDREW   VATICAN CITY, 30 NOV 2008 (VIS) - As is traditional for the Feast of St. Andrew, the Pope has written a Message to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople. The Message was delivered during the course of a visit to Istanbul by ...
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New Article 44
CLOSE SPIRITUAL UNION WITH ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE  
VATICAN CITY, 28 JUN 2011 (VIS) - This morning in the Vatican, in a traditional meeting for the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul Apostles, Benedict XVI received a delegation sent by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I. The Church of Rome and ...

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Devotion of the Holy Rosary
Celebrate Mary's Month--with the daily Rosary; Go to CONTACTS and email us for your personal Rosary & Guide. St. Padre Pio called the Rosary, the "WEAPON" against evil. Get your Rosary today! The Rosary as a prayer form--a circle of beads with a short prayer that is repeated, is ...
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PEACE ON EARTH...
MESSAGE FOR WORLD PEACE DAY: IN TRUTH, PEACE VATICAN CITY, DEC 13, 2005 (VIS) - Made public today was Benedict XVI's first Message for the Celebration of the World Day of Peace. The Day is due to be celebrated on January 1, 2006 and the Message has been published in English, French, Spanish, ...
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INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE: HOPE FOR BROTHERHOOD AND PEACE
INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE: HOPE FOR BROTHERHOOD AND PEACE VATICAN CITY, NOV 8, 2005 (VIS) - In a communique made public today, the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity announced the second international conference on the theme: "Peace and Tolerance - Dialogue and Understanding in ...
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PAPAL LETTER TO CATHOLIC FAITHFUL IN CHINA
PAPAL LETTER TO CATHOLIC FAITHFUL IN CHINA VATICAN CITY, JUN 30, 2007 (VIS) - Made public today was the Letter of Benedict XVI to the bishops, priests, consecrated persons and lay faithful of the Catholic Church in the People's Republic of China. The Letter, dated May 27 Feast of Pentecost, is ...
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POPE BENEDICT'S PEACE INITIATIVES
PROMOTE NUCLEAR NON PROLIFERATION VATICAN CITY, JUL 29, 2007 (VIS) - Shortly before midday today, Benedict XVI greeted faithful gathered in the internal courtyard of the apostolic palace in Castelgandolfo in order to pray the Angelus with them. The Pope will be staying at his Castelgandolfo ...
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CHURCH'S WORLDWIDE OUTREACH...Diplomatic Relations with 105 States
LET US WORK TO BUILD AN INTEGRAL HUMANISM VATICAN CITY, JAN 8, 2007 (VIS) - This morning in the Sala Regia of the Vatican, Pope Benedict pronounced his traditional annual address to members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See, in which he analyzed the most important events of the ...
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WAR AND HATRED DO NOT RESOLVE PROBLEMS
VATICAN CITY, 4 JAN 2009 (VIS)
- After the Angelus the Pope invited all to pray for an end to the war in Gaza, recalling that hatred and war do not resolve problems.    "Today, in all the churches of the Holy Land, the patriarchs and leaders of the Christian churches of Jerusalem ...

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JUST AND LASTING SOLUTIONS TO CONFLICTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
JUST AND LASTING SOLUTIONS TO CONFLICTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST  
VATICAN CITY, 7 JAN 2010 (VIS) - This morning in the Vatican, the Holy Father received the Letters of Credence of Kenan Gursoy, the new ambassador of Turkey to the Holy See.     At the beginning of his English-language ...

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MESSAGE FOR WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES  

MESSAGE FOR WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES  
VATICAN CITY, 26 OCT 2010 (VIS) - "One human family" is the theme chosen by the Holy Father for the ninety-seventh World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which is due to be celebrated on 16 January 2011.     Some extracts ...

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MESSAGE FOR THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITALIAN UNIFICATION
MESSAGE FOR THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITALIAN UNIFICATION  
VATICAN CITY, 16 MAR 2011 (VIS) - Made public today was a Message from the Holy Father addressed to Giorgio Napolitano, president of the Italian Republic, for the 150th anniversary of the political unity of Italy, which falls tomorrow ...

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SIGNS OF THE TIMES...
HELP THOSE WHO ARE DEPRESSED TO REDISCOVER DESIRE TO LIVE VATICAN CITY, NOV 14, 2003 (VIS) – This morning in the Paul VI Hall, the Holy Father received participants in the eighteenth International Conference on Depression, organized by the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry. The ...
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WOMAN'S VOCATION IN LIFE...
A WOMAN'S VOCATION... VATICAN CITY, JAN 16, 2004 (VIS) - This morning the Holy Father received the participants in the national congress of the Italian Women's Center as they reflect on the theme "Women as They Face the Expectations of the World." He recalled that this Center, "inspired by ...
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Celtic Christianity: St. Patrick's Breastplate...
St. Patrick's Breastplate I bind unto myself this day the strong name of the Trinity; by invocation of the same, the Three in One and One in Three. Of whom all nature hath creation Eternal Father, Spirit, Word, Praise to the God of our salvation, Salvation is of Christ the Lord. Christ be with me, ...
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Ireland Remembers...
Poem Commerating 1916 By W.B. Yeats
Oh, words are lightly spoken, Said Pearse to Connolly,
Maybe a breath of politic words Has withered Our Rose Tree;
Or maybe but a wind that blows Across the bitter sea.
It needs to be but watered, James Connolly replied, To make the green come out again ...

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ART AND THE CONTEMPLATION OF BEAUTY...
PLENARY PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR CULTURE: THE WAY OF BEAUTY VATICAN CITY, MAR 21, 2006 (VIS) - This year's annual plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture, due to be held on March 27 and 28, will be dedicated to the "Via pulchritudinis," in other words, to beauty as a way to ...
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Art Exposition at St. Peter's Basilica
PETROS ENI: EXPOSITION DEDICATED TO SAINT PETER'S BASILICA VATICAN CITY, OCT 3, 2006 (VIS) - "Petros Eni" (Peter is here) is the title of the vast exposition that the Fabric of St. Peter's, from October 12 2006 to March 8 2007, dedicates to the Patriarchal Basilica, for the 500th anniversary of ...
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VATICAN OBSERVATORY
VATICAN OBSERVATORY STUDENTS IN VISIT TO POPE VATICAN CITY, JUN 11, 2007 (VIS) - At midday today, the Holy Father received students participating in the 11th summer school organized by Vatican Observatory. The group was led by Fr. Jose Funes, director of the observatory. " Since its ...
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MEDIAEVAL CATHEDRALS: HARMONIOUS BLEND OF FAITH AND ART
MEDIAEVAL CATHEDRALS: HARMONIOUS BLEND OF FAITH AND ART  
VATICAN CITY, 18 NOV 2009 (VIS) - "The Christian faith, profoundly rooted in the men and women of the Middle Ages", said the Pope in his catechesis during this morning's general audience, "not only gave rise to ...

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POPE MEETS W/BISHOPS OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND & WALES


MEETING WITH BISHOPS OF ENGLAND, WALES AND SCOTLAND  
VATICAN CITY, 19 SEP 2010 (VIS) - Today at 4.45 p.m. the Holy Father met with the Catholic bishops of England, Wales and Scotland in the chapel of Oscott College in Birmingham.   In his address to the group the Pope recalled ...

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JACOB - PRAYER: BATTLE OF FAITH, CALL FOR PERSEVERANCE
JACOB - PRAYER:  BATTLE OF  FAITH, CALL FOR PERSEVERANCE VATICAN CITY, 25 MAY 2011 (VIS) -  Continuing with his catecheses on prayer, Benedict XVI spoke in today's  general audience about the Patriarch Jacob and his fight with the unknown man  at the ford of the Jabbok. The ...
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POPE TO FAMILIES: STRENGTHEN THE FAITH IN YOUR HOMES
POPE TO FAMILIES: STRENGTHEN THE FAITH IN YOUR HOMES  VATICAN CITY, 31 DEC 2011 (VIS) - The Holy Father has sent a message to Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, archbishop of Madrid, Spain, for the Feast of the Holy Family. The message, dated 27 December, was read out yesterday at the ...
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 FEAST OF PRESENTATION OF THE LORD, DAY OF CONSECRATED LIFE
FEAST OF PRESENTATION OF THE LORD, DAY OF CONSECRATED LIFE
VATICAN CITY, 3 FEB 2012 (VIS) - At 5.30 p.m. yesterday, Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple and the Day of Consecrated Life, the Pope presided at second Vespers in the Vatican Basilica, in the presence of numerous ...

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CULTURE MUST REDISCOVER THE DYNAMISM OF TRANSCENDENCE
CULTURE MUST REDISCOVER THE DYNAMISM OF TRANSCENDENCE
 Vatican City, 3 May 2012 (VIS) - The "Agostino Gemelli" Faculty of Medicine and Surgery is currently celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father made a visit to Rome's Sacred Heart Catholic University ...

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RETURNING TO THE ESSENTIAL ASPECTS OF CHRISTIAN LIFE
RETURNING TO THE ESSENTIAL ASPECTS OF CHRISTIAN LIFE IN ORDER TO RELAUNCH EVANGELISATION Vatican City, 24 May 2012 (VIS) - At midday today the Holy Father received participants in the sixty-fourth general assembly of the Italian Episcopal Conference, to whom he delivered an address ...
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THE CHURCH BECOMES FULLY VISIBLE IN THE LITURGY
THE CHURCH BECOMES FULLY VISIBLE IN THE LITURGY
 Vatican City, 3 October 2012 (VIS) - The time dedicated to liturgical prayer in the life of Christians, especially during Mass, was the central theme of Benedict XVI's catechesis during his general audience, held this morning in St. ...

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THE YEAR OF FAITH: COMMEMORATION AND CELEBRATION OF VATICAN COUNCIL II
THE YEAR OF FAITH: COMMEMORATION AND CELEBRATION OF VATICAN COUNCIL II
Vatican City, 9 October 2012 (VIS) - This morning in the Holy See Press Office Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelisation, announced details of the opening ...

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Sacred Chambers of United Hearts
January 16, 2013  "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."

"Today, I come to explain the partnership between Holy Love and the journey through the Sacred Chambers of Our United Hearts. The First Chamber is Holy Love - the Immaculate Heart of My Mother. The Purifying Flame of Her Heart burns away the sinful faults and tendencies of the soul who enters therein; but once cleansed, the Flame of Holy Love accompanies the soul through all the subsequent Chambers."

"Holy Love is the Vehicle which propels the soul through the Chambers of Our United Hearts. The deeper the commitment to Holy Love, the deeper the journey. No one can begin the journey outside of Holy Love. Holy Love is the Will of My Father."


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The LIquid of Truth
February 1, 2013
Public

"I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."

(Maureen) Jesus has a large sieve in front of Him. He is not holding it. A jar is floating above it, pouring a liquid into the sieve. As it does this, seeds remain in the sieve and the liquid pours through.

Jesus says: "When I return, all the seeds of hatred, malcontent and apostasy will be removed from hearts. It is then that error will be exposed. Those who oppose Truth will be revealed and winnowed out. The rich reservoir of faith will be saved and collected to form the New Jerusalem."

(Maureen) Now I see the liquid coming through the sieve, going into a gold jar.

February 1, 2013 ... that all calumnies are exposed by Truth

Jesus is here with His Heart exposed. He says: "I am your Jesus, born Incarnate."

"My brothers and sisters, you must desire personal holiness in order to take the first step into My Mother's Heart, which is the Flame of Holy Love. Without this desire, you will not be able to make the journey into the Will of My Father."

"Tonight I am blessing you with My Blessing of Divine Love."

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FIRST VISIT OF KING OF SAUDI ARABIA TO VATICAN
POPE BENEDICT MAKES HISTORY BEING THE FIRST POPE IN HISTORY TO MEET WITH THE KING OF SAUDI ARABIA. POPE BENEDICT XVI RECEIVES KING ABDALLAH OF SAUDI ARABIA VATICAN CITY, NOV 6, 2007 (VIS) - The Holy See Press Office released the following communique: "Today in the Apostolic Palace of the ...
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THE ISLAMIC-CATHOLIC DIALOG
MEETING OF THE ISLAMIC-CATHOLIC LIAISON COMMITTEE   VATICAN CITY, 14 JUN 2008 (VIS) - Made public today was a communique from the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue concerning the 14th meeting of the Islamic-Catholic Liaison Committee, which was held in the Vatican from 11 to 13 ...
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COLOMBIA: POPE CALLS FOR AN END TO KIDNAPPINGS
JOY AT LIBERATION OF INGRID BETANCOURT AND OTHER HOSTAGES   VATICAN CITY, 3 JUL 2008 (VIS) - Yesterday evening, Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. expressed the Holy See's contentment at the liberation of 15 hostages held by the FARC group in Colombia, among them former ...
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DIALOG BETWEEN CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS
FINAL DECLARATION OF CATHOLIC-MUSLIM FORUM   VATICAN CITY, 7 NOV 2008 (VIS) - Made public yesterday afternoon was the final declaration of participants in the First Seminar of the Catholic-Muslim Forum, which took place in Rome from 4 to 6 November on the theme: "Love of God, Love of ...
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FINAL COMMUNIQUE ON THE 11TH CATHOLIC-MUSLIM COLLOQUIUM
FINAL COMMUNIQUE ON THE 11TH CATHOLIC-MUSLIM COLLOQUIUM   VATICAN CITY, 17 DEC 2008 (VIS) - Today was made public the final communique on the 11th Colloquium organized by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the World Islamic Call Society (WICS), which took place in Rome ...
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SYNOD FOR THE MIDDLE EAST
VATICAN CITY, 23 OCT 2010 (VIS) - During yesterday's Thirteenth General Congregation of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops, the Synod Father's approved their Final Message.
  Extracts from the English-language version of the Message are given below:
 
I. THE CHURCH IN THE MIDDLE EAST: COMMUNION AND WITNESS THROUGHOUT HISTORY. THE JOURNEY OF FAITH IN THE MIDDLE EAST
 
  "The first Christian community was born in the Middle East. From there, the Apostles after Pentecost went out to evangelise the whole world. ... We are now at a turning point in our history: The God Who gave us the faith in our Eastern lands 2000 years ago, calls us today to persevere with courage, strength and steadfastness in bearing the message of Christ and witnessing to His Gospel, the Gospel of love and peace". 

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DIALOGUE BETWEEN BELIEVERS AND NON-BELIEVERS
DIALOGUE BETWEEN BELIEVERS AND NON-BELIEVERS
   VATICAN CITY, 18 MAR 2011 (VIS) - In the Holy See Press Office at midday today, the presentation took place of the "Courtyard of the Gentiles", an initiative by the Pontifical Council for Culture which will involve two days of meeting ...

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EVANGELISATION AND INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE IN AMERICA
EVANGELISATION AND INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE IN AMERICA
 VATICAN CITY, 4 NOV 2011 (VIS)
- The Special Council for America of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops celebrated its sixteenth meeting from 27 to 28 October. According to a note published today, the meeting reflected upon such ...

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SYNOD: MIDDLE EAST: CRADLE OF A UNIVERSAL DESIGN OF SALVATION
MIDDLE EAST: CRADLE OF A UNIVERSAL DESIGN OF SALVATION  
VATICAN CITY, 10 OCT 2010 (VIS) - At 9.30 a.m. today, the Holy Father Benedict XVI presided at a concelebration of the Eucharist with Synod Fathers for the solemn opening of the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle ...

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LAUNCH OF INITIATIVE TO UNITE BELIEVERS AND NON-BELIEVERS
POPE RECEIVES MEMBERS OF ORTHODOX-CATHOLIC COMMISSION  
VATICAN CITY, 28 JAN 2011 (VIS) - Today in the Vatican, the Holy Father received thirty members of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox ...

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UNIVERSE: GOD'S MASTERPIECE...
The Universe Speaks of God John Paul II referred to the universe as "another sacred book" that, together with the Bible, allows man to discover the beauty of God. "Man and woman can discover with the interior vision of their soul and through their religious intuition undistracted by superficiality that the world...
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IRISH BLESSING...
May the blessing of light be with you-light outside and light within. May sunlight shine upon you and warm your heart 'til it glows like a great peat fire so that the stranger may come and warm himself by it, and also a friend. May a blessed light shine from your eyes like a candle set in two ...
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St. Patrick's Day
"For each petal of the Shamrock This brings a wish your way Good health...God's blessing...and happiness For today and every day! --An Old Irish Blessing One of the most reveared symbols of Ireland is the shamrock. Apart from its decorative use, it has a rare and spiritual meaning which is far ...
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Celtic Christianity-St. Kevin of Glendalough
St. Kevin of Glendalough and His 5th Century Monastic City FATHER OF THE CHURCHES Father of the churches, keeper of the glen, Who looked towards the lakeshore and called your holy men. Lead us, heal us, teach us how to pray, as we gather in this place, on your blessed day. Refrain: ...
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Growing Old Gracefully.....
SUFFERING CAN BE A PATH TO INNER FREEDOM VATICAN CITY, JUN 2, 2004 (VIS) - Psalm 40, "The prayer of a sick man," was the theme of the Pope's catechesis today at the weekly general audience, held in St. Peter's Square in the presence of 13,000 faithful. John Paul II stated that ...
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HUMAN GENOME CONFERENCE
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE HUMAN GENOME VATICAN CITY, NOV 15, 2005 (VIS) - In the Holy See Press Office this morning, Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry, presented the 20th international conference promoted by his dicastery. The ...
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St. Augustine Teaches on Conversion
ST. AUGUSTINE TEACHES ON CONVERSION:
"A conversion experience is God's intervention into the heart of a sinner resulting in the sinner's return to a life of grace.  Specifically, a conversion can only be accomplished when free will cooperates with grace."
"I would like to compare a conversion experience to a beautiful concert, for it is a concerted effort between God, the soul and many graces.  The symphony would be the soul's conversion.  The symphony can only be appreciated when many instruments come together to play in harmony with one another.  These would be the many graces God intertwines to bring about the conversion.  The music that the instruments play are the many sacrifices and prayers offered for the soul's conversion.  Finally, the conductor or orchestra leader is God Himself bringing all things together to accomplish the beautiful symphony or conversion of heart."

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CONVERSION OF HEARTS, THE ONLY WAY TO PEACE
CONVERSION OF HEARTS, THE ONLY WAY TO PEACE  
VATICAN CITY, 28 MAR 2009 (VIS) - At midday today in the Vatican, the Holy Father received 7,000 young volunteers of the Italian "Servizio Civile".     The Pope thanked them for the generosity with which they carry out their ...

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 “Confessions of a Born Again Catholic” and subtitled “A Scriptural Look at Catholic Christianity”. 
I am a Catholic who shares your enthusiasm for Catholic evangelization.  I recently had a book published which I believe would be of significant interest and benefit to your members and others to whom you minister.  It’s entitled “Confessions of a Born Again Catholic” and ...
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NOVEMBER: PRAYING FOR THE SOULS IN PURGATORY
ALL SOULS: PRAYING FOR SOULS IN PURGATORY
 (see also: http://www.purgatory.catholicweb.com)  

VATICAN CITY, 2 NOV 2008 (VIS) - At midday today, the Pope appeared at the window of his private study overlooking St. Peter's Square, to pray the Angelus with the faithful gathered ...

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DOES PURGATORY EXIST?
 DOES PURGATORY EXIST? WHO GOES THERE? Let’s find out all we can--

October 22, 2010--(A Poor Soul Visits Holy Love Shrine)  “All praise be to Jesus - Glory to Mary, Queen and Mother. I come as I have been sent - to dictate to you messages about Purgatory. Do not reject this grace.”

 
(Visionary: “ I see an old woman in charred clothing and I smell smoke. She has appeared many times before but has never spoken - so I ignored her.”)
 
Poor Soul: “Purgatory should not be feared, daughter, but seen as a grace. But at the same time, souls should do all in their power to avoid imprisonment here. This is a place of reparation for sins that are forgiven but not atoned for. At the same time, it is a place of preparation for entrance to eternal joy. Here, the soul is perfected if he has not been perfected in the world. The soul is made beautiful in the Eyes of God.”

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MONASTERIES ARE INDISPENSABLE TO MODERN SOCIETY
MONASTERIES ARE INDISPENSABLE TO MODERN SOCIETY  
VATICAN CITY, 9 OCT 2011 (VIS) - At 5.15 p.m. today, the Holy Father arrived by helicopter at Serra San Bruno, then continued his journey by car to the Carthusian monastery of Sts. Stephen and Bruno. He was greeted on the square in front of ...

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Media & Communications
THEME FOR 2010 WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS  
VATICAN CITY, 29 SEP 2009 (VIS) - "The Priest and Pastoral Ministry in a Digital World: New Media at the Service of the Word" is the theme of the Pope's Message for the next World Day of Social Communications which is celebrated ...

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COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA: SPREADING AND DEFENDING TRUTH
COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA: SPREADING AND DEFENDING TRUTH   VATICAN CITY , 24 JAN 2008 ( VIS ) - This morning in the Holy See Press Office Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli and Msgr. Paul Tighe, respectively president and secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, presented the ...
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BEARING WITNESS TO THE FAITH THROUGH THE DIGITAL WORLD
BEARING WITNESS TO THE FAITH THROUGH THE DIGITAL WORLD   VATICAN CITY, 20 MAY 2009 (VIS) - At the end of his general audience, celebrated this morning in St. Peter's Square, the Pope made a brief appeal for World Communications Day, due to be held on Sunday 24 May.     Speaking ...
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VATICAN ON "YOU TUBE"
NEW NEWS CHANNEL ON THE HOLY FATHER  
VATICAN CITY, 23 JAN 2009 (VIS)
- This morning in the Holy See Press Office, the Message for the 43rd World Day of Social Communications was presented. The theme this year is: "New Technologies, New Relationships: Promoting a culture of Respect, ...

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CATHOLIC MEDIA & COMMUNICATION
CATHOLIC MEDIA WORKERS: LIVE IN CONFORMITY TO THE GOSPEL 
VATICAN CITY, 24 JAN 2011 (VIS) - This morning in the Holy See Press Office, the Message for the forty-fifth World Day of Social Communications was presented. Its theme this year is: "Truth, Proclamation and Authenticity of Life ...

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  SPEAKING, UNDERSTANDING THE LANGUAGE OF THE NEW MEDIA
BENEDICT XVI RECEIVES PRESIDENT OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT  
VATICAN CITY, 28 FEB 2011 (VIS) - The Holy See Press Office released the following communique at midday today:     "Today, Monday 28 February, the Holy Father Benedict XVI received in audience Jerzey Buzek, president of ...

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THE HOLY LAND
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE INCARNATE WORD-2000 Years Later By Sr. Mary Carmel Smith, CCVI PHOTO OF THE JUDEAN DESERT WHERE JESUS PRAYED AD FASTED FOR 40 DAYS. “Sir, we would like to see Jesus,” the Greeks told one of the Apostles upon their arrival in Jerusalem; the Apostles ...
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PERCEIVING THE SPLENDOUR OF FAITH THROUGH MUSIC
PERCEIVING THE SPLENDOUR OF FAITH THROUGH MUSIC  
VATICAN CITY, 5 JUL 2008 (VIS) - This morning in Castelgandolfo, the Holy Father received a group of pilgrims from Regensburg, Germany.     In brief remarks to them, the Pope recalled the "marvellous day" in September ...

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MOZART'S REQUIEM IS AN EXALTED EXPRESSION OF FAITH
MOZART'S REQUIEM IS AN EXALTED EXPRESSION OF FAITH   VATICAN CITY, 8 SEP 2010 (VIS) - Yesterday evening in the Apostolic Palace at Castelgandolfo the Holy Father attended a performance of Mozart's Requiem played by the Symphony Orchestra of Padua and Veneto, and the "Accademia della ...
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HOMAGE OF ARTISTS FOR POPE'S 60TH ANNIVERSARY AS PRIEST
HOMAGE OF ARTISTS FOR POPE'S 60TH ANNIVERSARY AS PRIEST

VATICAN CITY, 17 JUN 2011 (VIS) - This morning in the Holy See Press Office a press conference was held to present the exhibition: "The splendour of truth, the beauty of charity: Homage of sixty artists to Benedict XVI for the sixtieth ...

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RELIGION, NATURE AND ART
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RELIGION, NATURE AND ART 
  VATICAN CITY, 13 OCT 2011 (VIS) - The relationship between religion, nature and art is being examined in a conference which began today at the Vatican Museums, organised by the Museums and by the International Society for the Study of ...

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EUCHARISTIC CONGRESSES: A WOMAN'S INTUITION
EUCHARISTIC CONGRESSES: A WOMAN'S INTUITION  
VATICAN CITY, 13 SEP 2011 (VIS) - Given below are excerpts taken from the article "A woman's intuition" by Lucetta Scaraffia, published recently by "L'Osservatore Romano" to coincide with the Pope's visit to Ancona for the ...

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VOCATIONS TODAY
MESSAGE TO LATIN-AMERICAN CONGRESS FOR VOCATIONS  
VATICAN CITY, 1 FEB 2011 (VIS) - Made public today was a Message from Benedict XVI to the second Latin-American Continental Congress for Vocations, which is being held in Cartago, Costa Rica, from 31 January to 5 February. The first congress, ...

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Corpus Christi-Body of Christ


BUILDING A MORE UNITED, JUST AND FRATERNAL SOCIETY
VATICAN CITY, 23 JUN 2011 (VIS) - At 7 p.m. today, Solemnity of the Blessed Body and Blood of Christ, Benedict XVI celebrated Mass in Rome's basilica of St. John Lateran, then presided at the Eucharistic procession to the basilica of St. Mary ...

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COMMITMENT TO BUILDING A WORLD MORE WORTHY OF MANKIND/CREATION
COMMITMENT TO BUILDING A WORLD MORE WORTHY OF MANKIND  
VATICAN CITY, 1 JAN 2010 (VIS) - In the Vatican Basilica at 10 a.m. today, Benedict XVI presided at a Eucharistic celebration for the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God and the forty-third World Day of Peace, which has as its theme this ...

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DENOUNCING THE ERRORS BEHIND THE ECONOMIC CRISIS
VATICAN CITY, 27 FEB 2009 (VIS) - During a meeting with pastors and clergy of the diocese of Rome which took place yesterday in the Hall of Blessings in the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, Benedict XVI answered eight questions put to him concerning such matters as the world economic crisis, the ...
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Avoid Nationalistic Selfishness and Protectionism
Avoid Nationalistic Selfishness and Protectionism
VATICAN CITY, 1 APR 2009 (VIS)  Benedict XVI has expressed his appreciation to heads of State and government who are due to participate in the G20 Summit which will take place in London, England, on 2 and 3 April for the "noble ...

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EVIL IN THE HEARTS OF MANKIND
September 11, 2011  Blessed Mother says:  "Praise be to Jesus."
"I have come as your country commemorates the events of 9/11 so many years ago.  I would be remiss if I did not point out to you that the greatest threat still remains in your midst, ready to destroy ...

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 THE ECLIPSE OF GOD LEADS TO A LOSS OF THE SENSE OF SIN
 THE ECLIPSE OF GOD LEADS TO A LOSS OF THE SENSE OF SIN  
VATICAN CITY, 13 MAR 2011 (VIS) - At midday today the Pope appeared at the window of his private study to pray the Angelus with faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square below.     Before the Marian prayer the Holy ...

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Virtue of Humility by St. Therese
September 8, 2011   St. Therese, the Little Flower, says: "Praise be to Jesus."
"I have come at the command of Jesus to give messages to the world concerning the virtue of humility. As you know, humility and love must be together in the soul for all the virtues to deepen ...

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FAITHFULNESS AND SERVICE: CHARACTERISTICS OF PRIESTS
FAITHFULNESS AND SERVICE: CHARACTERISTICS OF PRIESTS  
VATICAN CITY, 11 MAR 2011 (VIS) - Yesterday morning, as is traditional at the beginning of Lent, the Pope met with pastors and priests of the diocese of Rome to whom he imparted a "lectio divina" inspired by St. Paul's address ...

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BISHOPS MUST SET AN EXAMPLE THROUGH SANCTITY OF LIFE
BISHOPS MUST SET AN EXAMPLE THROUGH SANCTITY OF LIFE  
VATICAN CITY, 15 SEP 2011 (VIS) - Today in Castelgandolfo the Holy Father received a group of newly consecrated bishops who are currently participating in a meeting organised by the Congregation for Bishops. For the last ten years the ...

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INSPIRATION AND TRUTH IN INTERPRETATION OF SACRED TEXTS
INSPIRATION AND TRUTH IN INTERPRETATION OF SACRED TEXTS  
VATICAN CITY, 5 MAY 2011 (VIS) - A message from the Pope to Cardinal William J. Levada, president of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, and the members of that commission was made public today. The message was issued on the occasion ...

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MOSES: MEDIATOR OF SALVATION FOR ISRAEL
MOSES: MEDIATOR OF SALVATION FOR ISRAEL  
VATICAN CITY, 1 JUN 2011 (VIS) - Benedict XVI dedicated today's general Wednesday audience catechesis to the figure of Moses who "carried out his function as mediator between God and Israel, making himself the bearer of the divine words and ...

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INCREASE THE SENSE OF BELONGING TO THE CHURCH
INCREASE THE SENSE OF BELONGING TO THE CHURCH  
VATICAN CITY, 31 DEC 2009 (VIS) - In the Vatican Basilica at 6 p.m. today, the Pope presided at first Vespers of the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God. This was followed by the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the singing of the traditional ...

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CATHOLIC ACTION: LEARN THE ART OF TRUE LOVE
CATHOLIC ACTION: LEARN THE ART OF TRUE LOVE   VATICAN CITY, 30 OCT 2010 (VIS) - In St. Peter's Square this morning, Benedict XVI met with 100,000 children and young people from Italian Catholic Action who are participating in a national meeting on the theme: "There is something more: Let ...
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 WE ALL NEED FORGIVENESS
TO BRAZILIAN BISHOPS: WE ALL NEED FORGIVENESS   VATICAN CITY, 25 SEP 2010 (VIS) - The Holy Father today received prelates from the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (East region 1), who have just completed their "ad limina" visit.     Speaking about young people ...
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CHRISTIAN CHARITY MEANS RECONCILIATION OF ENEMIES
CHRISTIAN CHARITY MEANS RECONCILIATION OF ENEMIES  
VATICAN CITY, 20 FEB 2011 (VIS) - In his remarks before praying the Angelus today with faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square, the Pope turned his attention to this Sunday's Bible readings which speak to us, he said, "of God's desire ...

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THE VALUE OF CONFESSION
THE PEDAGOGICAL VALUE OF CONFESSION  
VATICAN CITY, 25 MAR 2011 (VIS) - This morning Benedict XVI received participants in an annual course on the "internal forum" organised by the Apostolic Penitentiary. The penitentiary is presided by Cardinal Fortunato Baldelli and its regent is ...

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PARABLE OF PRODIGAL SON IS A PEAK OF SPIRITUALITY
PARABLE OF PRODIGAL SON IS A PEAK OF SPIRITUALITY   VATICAN CITY, 14 MAR 2010 (VIS) - At midday today, Benedict XVI appeared at the window of his study to pray the Angelus with faithful gathered below in St. Peter's Square.     Before the Marian prayer the Holy Father reflected on ...
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THE PSALMS: THE BOOK OF PRAYER PAR EXCELLENCE

THE PSALMS: THE BOOK OF PRAYER PAR EXCELLENCE
VATICAN CITY, 22 JUN 2011 (VIS) - Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis during this morning's general audience to what he described as "the book of prayer par excellence, the Book of Psalms". The audience was held in St. Peter's Square in ...

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The Psalms--Book of Prayer

The Psalms: The Book of Prayer Par Excellence
VATICAN CITY, 22 JUN 2011 (VIS)
 

Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis during this morning's general audience to what he described as "the book of prayer par excellence, the Book of Psalms". The audience was held in St. Peter's Square in the presence of 10,000 people.

  The 150 Psalms of the Book of Psalms "express all human experience", said the Pope. "All the truth of the believer comes together in those prayers, which first the People of Israel and later the Church adopted as a special way to mediate their relationship with the one God, and as an adequate response to His having revealed Himself in history".

  "Despite the many forms of expression they contain", the Psalms "can be divided into two broad categories: ... supplication associated with lamentation, and praise. These two dimensions are related, almost indivisible, because supplication is animated by the certainty that God will respond, and this opens the way to praise and thanksgiving; while praise and thanksgiving arise from the experience of salvation received, which presupposes the need for help expressed in the supplication. ... Thus, in the prayer of the Psalms, supplication and praise intertwine and fuse together in a single song which celebrates the eternal grace of the Lord as He bows down to our frailty".

  "The Psalms teach us to pray", the Holy Father explained. "In them, the Word of God becomes the word of prayer. ... People who pray the Psalms speak to God with the words of God, addressing Him with the words He Himself taught us. ... Through these words it is also possible to know and accept the criteria of His actions, to approach the mystery of His thoughts and His ways, so as to grow and develop in faith and love".

  "By teaching us to pray", the Pope went on, "the Psalms also teach us that at times of desolation, even in moments of suffering, the presence of God is a source of wonder and consolation. We may weep, plead and seek intercession, ... but in the awareness that we are advancing towards the light, where praise will be unending".

  "Equally important and significant are the manner and frequency in which the words of the Psalms appear in the New Testament, where they assume and underline that prophetic significance suggested by the link of the Book of Psalms with the messianic figure of David. In His earthly life the Lord Jesus prayed with the Psalms, and in Him they reach definitive fulfilment and reveal their fullest and deepest meaning. The prayers of the Book of Psalms, with which we speak to God, speak to us of Him, they speak of the Son, image of the invisible God Who fully reveals the Father's face to us. Thus Christians, by praying the Psalms, pray to the Father in Christ and with Christ, seeing those songs in a new perspective which has its ultimate interpretation in the Paschal Mystery".

  Having completed his catechesis and delivered greetings in various languages, the Pope recalled the fact that tomorrow is the Feast of Corpus Christi. He invited everyone in Rome, residents and pilgrims alike, to participate in the Mass he will celebrate at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the basilica of St. John Lateran, and in the subsequent procession along Via Merulana to the basilica of St. Mary Major. "I invite you", he said, "to join this act of profound faith towards the Eucharist, which represents the most precious treasure of the Church and of humankind".


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CHRISTIANS ARE CALLED TO BE WITNESSES OF PRAYER
CHRISTIANS ARE CALLED TO BE WITNESSES OF PRAYER
VATICAN CITY, 30 NOV 2011 (VIS) - This morning's general audience was celebrated in the Paul VI Hall in the presence of 5,500 faithful. Having recently completed a series of catecheses dedicated to prayer in the Old Testament, the Pope today began a ...

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PRAYER OPENS THE HEART TO THOSE MOST IN NEED
VATICAN CITY, 30 APR 2009 (VIS) -
This morning the Holy Father addressed a third group of prelates from the Argentinean Episcopal Conference, who have just completed their "ad limina" visit.     In his remarks to them the Holy Father recalled how the Lord had entrusted bishops ...

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CHRISTIAN PRAYER
 POPE BEGINS SERIES OF CATECHESES ON CHRISTIAN PRAYER  
VATICAN CITY, 4 MAY 2011 (VIS) - Today, Benedict XVI began a series of catecheses that will focus on the theme of Christian payer.     Addressing the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square, the Pope explained that, ...

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THOSE WHO PRAY ARE NEVER ALONE
THOSE WHO PRAY ARE NEVER ALONE  
VATICAN CITY, 25 JUL 2010 (VIS) - At midday today, Benedict XVI appeared at the balcony overlooking the inner courtyard of the Apostolic Palace of Castelgandolfo to pray the Angelus with the faithful gathered there.
 
  The Pope commented on today's Gospel reading in which the disciples ask Christ to teach them how to pray. "Jesus raised no objections, He used no strange or esoteric formulae but with great simplicity said: 'When you pray, say: Father ... And he taught them the Our Father".

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SANCTITY IS FOR ALL AGES
SANCTITY IS FOR ALL AGES
VATICAN CITY, DEC 20, 2007 (VIS) - Today in the Vatican, Benedict XVI received a group of young people from Italian Catholic Action (ACI), for a traditional exchange of Christmas good wishes. The Pope greeted Luigi Alici, national president of ACI, and Bishop ...

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THE ISSUE OF GOD IS CENTRAL IN OUR TIME
THE ISSUE OF GOD IS CENTRAL IN OUR TIME  
VATICAN CITY, 11 DEC 2009 (VIS) - The Holy Father has sent a Message to Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, metropolitan archbishop of Genoa, Italy, and president of the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI), for the occasion of a conference entitled: "God ...

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PRIMACY OF GOD IN THE WORLD
IT IS NECESSARY TO RESTORE THE PRIMACY OF GOD IN THE WORLD   VATICAN CITY, 11 SEP 2011 (VIS) - This morning the Holy Father travelled from Castelgandolfo to the Italian city of Ancona where he presided at a concelebration of the Eucharist to mark the closure of the twenty-fifth Italian ...
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THEOLOGY TODAY: PERSPECTIVES, PRINCIPLES AND CRITERIA
THEOLOGY TODAY: PERSPECTIVES, PRINCIPLES AND CRITERIA Vatican City, 8 March 2012 (VIS) - The International Theological Commission is today publishing an English-language document entitled: "Theology Today: Perspectives, Principles and Criteria". A communique on the subject, released ...
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PREPARE FOR ETERNITY IN THE PRESENT MOMENT...
September 28, 2012  Blessed Mother says:  "Praise be to Jesus."  "I have come to tell you, and all who will listen, that the present moment is the time to prepare for your eternity.  Today you, My daughter, are preparing for a short journey ...
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MESSAGE TO BUDDHISTS: TRUTH IS NECESSARY TO SEEK PEACE
MESSAGE TO BUDDHISTS: TRUTH IS NECESSARY TO SEEK PEACE  
VATICAN CITY, 31 MAR 2011 (VIS) - Made public today was the annual Message to Buddhists for the Feast of Vesakh, issued by the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue. This year Vesakh, the most important Buddhist festivity, is ...

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THE CHURCH MUST COMBAT LIES AND DECEIT, IN HERSELF AND IN THE WORLD
THE CHURCH MUST COMBAT LIES AND DECEIT, IN HERSELF AND IN THE WORLD
Vatican City, 2 March 2012 (VIS) - This year's meditations during the Lenten spiritual retreat of the Holy Father and the Roman Curia are being guided by Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, archbishop of Kinshasa, ...

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Putting the Pieces Together

Putting the Pieces Together
Being in love is something all of us look forward to. When you spend time with that special person, it can be a great thing. The only problem is that sometimes we fall too fast or put too much into one relationship, and the pieces don't seem to create a pretty picture.


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First Positive Conclusions Regarding The Holy See Report For The Convention Against Torture
The Committee for the Convention Against Torture (CAT) has released an advance unedited version of its Concluding Observations on the Initial Report of the Holy See. These Observations recognise that the Holy See has made many serious and substantial reforms on its procedures that further ...

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To The Bishops Of Mexico: Promote Encounter Through Dialogue Against Violence
This morning Pope Francis received the bishops of the Mexican Episcopal Conference, in Rome in these days for their five-yearly “ad limina” visit. At the end of the meeting, the Holy Father handed them the text of his planned address, ...
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