Miraculous Medal

Time to Wear a Miraculous Medal The Miraculous Medal is a special medal design based on mystical visions of St. Catherine Labouré in the 19th century. It’s a popular devotional item and is associated with miracles and conversions.   1) I am being reminded daily to “listen to my Mother”. Almost 200 years ago Our Blessed Mother instructed Saint Catherine Laboure to “have a medal struck upon this model. Those who wear it will receive great graces, especially if they wear it around their neck.” Our Blessed Mother also told Catherine, “Now it must be given to the whole world and to every person.” For almost
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LENT US GO ABOVE AND BEYOND

LENT is the season that begins on Ash Wednesday (today) and ends on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter. Its duration is 40 days. Jesus, himself, endured 40 days of fast and prayer in the desert prior to His public ministry. We lay people living in the world, we need not take on a monastic fast of bread and water. We can follow the Lenten custom of fasting by “giving something up”. This may include a favourite food, or pastime. We may choose to stop eating between meals, or skip dessert. We return it all to God for forty days, not
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SEE MORE in the Seymour Bill

  How is it that the thoughts or actions of ONE man can propose disruptive and destructive legislature and be taken seriously?  Have the names and actions of men such as Hitler, Stalin or Idi Amin, been forgotten?  These men wrought evil upon their own citizens which had far-reaching effects beyond their own shores.  However, decades later, our memories have dulled and indeed these prominent names of history and their atrocities seem to have faded.  Today, those who seek to do harm (albeit a blindness, for which we should feel pity), are less obvious and so their actions and ideals
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GOOD MORNING … OFFERING

In the Ancient World, sacrifice was essential to religion and a priest was someone who had the right and duty to offer sacrifice. Israel forfeited the office of priesthood after they had sinned by worshiping the Golden Calf in the desert.  After this incident, the priesthood was reserved for the tribe of Levi, whose members had refused to take part in the idolatry.  The Levites were still operating as the Priests in the time of Jesus, offering sacrifices of slaughtered animals, grain, wine and incense.  Supremely important, however, was the first offering of the day.  Once the priests had discerned
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THE CHURCH’S CALENDAR

No-one knows human nature better than the God who created it.  That’s why He fashioned the world to follow certain rhythms. As with our daily secular lives, so too with our Spiritual life.  The cycle of the liturgical year and its great feasts,  are basic rhythms of the Christian’s life of prayer. They commemorate and communicate the mystery of Christ.  They are an invitation to regular prayer and intended to nourish continual prayer. The sacred calendar coincided with the cosmic rhythms.  The feasts in the Old Testament marked not only sacred and historic events, but also seed-time and harvest.  Jesus
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