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
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
who have recourse to thee.
Our Lady's Monthly Message to the World on October 25th:
Saturday, October 11, 2014
|My ministry's Fatima|
Thursday, October 9, 2014
So my parish of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Kailua chose to observe the feast by holding another rosary candlelight procession... and because October is also Respect Life Month, we prayed and marched not just for World Peace, but also for the protection of all pre-born babies throughout the world.
... and back by popular demand were our "Living Mystery" Stations, which were strategically located along our procession route around the church and parochial school campus. We enlisted our 5th Grade students to be the performing "cast" for the different scenes of the Joyful Rosary Mysteries and the kids did not disappoint! Their innate innocence and enthusiasm for their Biblical roles again touched many participants; some even to tears.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
|One of the many bright silver escarchas captured in|
a photo after our prayer meeting
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
During the ocean crossing, Ursula and her entourage were marooned by a storm near Cologne, Germany, which at the time was being ravaged by the Huns. One of the Hun chieftains was smitten by the lovely maiden but she refused his advances while professing her faith in our Lord, Jesus Christ. In retaliation, Ursula and her handmaidens were murdered by their captors, via a shower of arrows, which thus earned for each of them the glorious palm of martyrdom. According to one source, the mass-killing of St. Ursula and her companions occurred sometime in the year 451.
A historical, and more probable account, relates that circa the fourth century, a small church was erected over the tomb of a group of women martyrs in Cologne, Germany. The exact number of martyrs are not known, but apparently, the manner in which they died for our Faith impressed the local Christians and merited the building of a church over their mass grave.
An engraved stone plaque found near the tomb of the women was interpreted as identifying the leader of the group as “Ursula”, but confusion over some of the Roman texts may have led to the legend of the 11,000 virgins. A Roman senator named Clematius was later inspired to renovate and enlarge the little church, which further popularized the cult of St. Ursula and her companions.
Who we associate with is a good indication of the person we most likely are, or may become. As an old adage says, "Birds of a feather, flock together."
A Short Prayer: