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
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Saturday, January 25, 2014
“Dear children! Pray, pray, pray for the radiance of your prayer to have an influence on those whom you meet. Put the Sacred Scripture in a visible place in your families and read it, so that the words of peace may begin to flow in your hearts. I am praying with you and for you, little children, that from day to day you may become still more open to God’s will. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
Friday, January 24, 2014
Thank you so much for sharing this blessed prayer card of Maria Rosa Mystica with me, Peter, and I
The only thing glittery that we did have was a red string like ornament to hold up Christmas cards. But, I'm
sure you know that glittery ornament flakes differ from the blessing of Escarchas.
Ad Jesum per Mariam,
Sunday, January 5, 2014
The prayer meeting was well-attended by the regular participants, as well as by guests from other parishes, which is always very nice. Our "Saint of the Month" for January was a little-known Blessed from Valencia, Spain - Juana Maria Condesa Lluch (d. 1916) - who founded the Congregation of the Handmaids of Mary Immaculate in the mid-1900s to spiritually and morally assist the factory workers of her day, who were exploited and demoralized during the Spanish Industrial Revolution. Through her holy example, we were reminded that we, too, are capable of making a positive difference in the lives of needy people around us; definitely a good lesson for us to receive for the beginning of the new year.
If the feeling of complete peace wasn't special enough, after the Rosary Meeting ended I headed over to the Vigil Mass in the main church with my friend, Dre', who drove all the way from Mililani... and we were both surprised to discover her arms and blouse sprinkled with silver escarchas! Shortly after, the little flakes of shiny manna began manifesting in both my palms, too... and also in the palms of another friend - Luisa - sitting next to me, who had also prayed the First Saturday Rosary. We all felt blessed in a special way, but Luisa appeared profoundly affected by the phenomenon she witnessed firsthand. The short video below captures the appearance of escarchas on my friend's right forearm as we sat for the Mass (note the bright sparkles in various places of her skin).
The next Rosary for Peace will be prayed in our Day Chapel on Saturday, February 1st. All are welcome to participate in our prayer for peace and to seek the intercession of the Blessed Mother and the Saints for whatever personal needs you may have. We hope to see you there!
Friday, January 3, 2014
I was sitting around in my room a couple of days ago, reflecting on events that occurred in the world and in the Church this past year... when it slowly dawned on me that 2013 was really a year of immense prophetic and mystical significance; the biggest event, of course, being the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis on March 13, 2013. I think most of us Catholics were surprised and left a little apprehensive when this unexpected event occurred.
Madre Maria Esperanza of Jesus.
on a Host in Vilakkanoor, India, in November 2013.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Dear St. Andre, assist us in following your example of having complete confidence in the goodness of God for all our daily needs and obstacles... and may we also learn to love St. Joseph, as you did, that we may benefit from his powerful intercession now and at the hour of our deaths. Amen.