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, November 25, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
my God, and you are in my soul. You in me, and I in you."
~ Words of Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity
So with that said, the night turned-out to be another meaningful and uplifting prayer meeting at the Gruber/Lee Home. After all our prayers were offered and concluded, we enjoyed a mix of Filipino and other Asian dishes for our monthly potluck dinner... and spent the rest of our fellowship-time discussing current events and laughing over humorous family stories. Our Lord, who dwells within us, gifted us with abundant JOY this evening, among other blessings we certainly received. Thanks and praises be to HIM!
Sunday, November 16, 2014
|The display altar|
- Kim, Joanne, and Monica (the Catechists)
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Sunday, November 2, 2014
For readers out there who have never heard of the Fatima Events, it all began on May 13, 1917, when the Blessed Virgin appeared to three shepherd children in the Portuguese hamlet of Fatima. Our Lady went on to appear five more times in the consecutive months to deliver an urgent message for all mankind, which was primarily a call for sinners to convert; a request for atonement of the sins of the world; and to pray the Rosary, especially for Peace.
Adding credence to the apparitions was a great solar miracle that occurred on October 13, 1917, which was witnessed by 70,000+ pilgrims. Furthermore, several predictions uttered by the Virgin - e.g. the end of World War I, the start of World War II, and the fall of Communist Russia - were all accurately fulfilled. The apparitions were approved by the local Bishop in October 1930, and the International Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima was commissioned with the intent that it be a traveling "ambassador" of the legacy and message of the Fatima apparitions. The sacred image has since traveled extensively, but now mainly in the USA.
For Hawaii locals interested in seeing the Pilgrim Virgin Statue, please click here to access/download the tour schedule from the official website of the Honolulu Diocese. May Our Lady of Fatima pray and intercede for our island home.