NOTICE: I am a practicing Catholic, active and in good-standing with my local parish, who professes faith and loyalty to the Church and our Holy Father. This "little work" is purely a personal expression of that faith and loyalty, and not an officially recognized ministry in the Diocese of Honolulu. ~ Peter
Monday, February 25, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The graces I bestowed on you are not meant for you alone."
~ Words of Our Lord to St. Margaret of Cortona
Sunday, February 3, 2013
For one, we welcomed three new faces to our monthly Rosary Prayer, including a non-Catholic Brother in Christ all the way from the Leeward coast of Oahu, who has been open to new faith-experiences. He was invited to attend the Rosary by a friend.... and when he came to the Mass afterwards, he was amazed when the Scripture reading turned out to be completely relevant to a personal situation going on in his life right now. Since I don't believe in coincidences when it comes to matters of faith, I really believe the Lord was trying to get his attention today.
Finally, the life of our Saint of the Month - St. Maria de Mattias, the Italian Foundress of the Sister Adorers of the Blood of Christ - surprisingly attracted unusual attention, with several participants being drawn to her blessed relic after the Rosary Prayer meeting ended. They seemed very impressed by this Saint's charism of devotion to the Precious Blood of Christ and came around her relic to view it at closer range and to pay it honor. I was happy for St. Maria de Mattias that she was being venerated in such a manner.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Lord, grant us the grace and light of the Holy Spirit that we may come to understand you. Amen.