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
Friday, November 25, 2016
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Yesterday was a very busy day and I - am - tired. I spent the majority of my Saturday driving around and doing things for our dear mother - the Blessed Mother, that is - so I was fine with it all. Besides, what Our Lady gives back in return, far outweighs any effort we put into whatever we do on her behalf; trust me - she never fails us when it's our turn to ask her for something.
Our Lady's statue with our group's
newly acquired image of St. Joseph
& the Christ Child.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
pray for us!
Regardless who wins the Presidential Election today, the United States of America and its newly elected leader will need a lot of prayer. Running a country is a tough job! So let us invoke the powerful help of our Heavenly Mother and patroness - Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Keep in mind - immediately after her apparitions on a hilltop outside of Mexico City, in December 1531, Mary's intercession brought nearly 9 million(!) unbelievers to her Divine Son; harmoniously united two diverse cultures under a Faith founded on the precepts of Love and Peace; and, almost immediately, put an end to the gruesome practice of human sacrifice (often children and the youth). The same issues from 16th century pre-Christian Mexico have resurfaced today disguised under different names and forms... leading our country down a slippery slope of self-destruction.
We - our country - urgently need Our Lady of Guadalupe's intercession again. What Jesus Christ sent his mother to do almost 500 years ago, she can do again. We just need to pray, pray, pray!
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Our Lady, Queen of All
Saints, pray for us!
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
|The Benedictine Convent of Veroli, Italy|
|Another painted likeness...|
After her passing, the memory of this hidden gem of a nun, at first appeared destined for obscurity, but then multiple reports of cures and favors occurring at her grave fueled her reputation for sanctity. The Church took notice and investigated, and the humble Benedictine sister was eventually beatified on October 8, 1967. One more authenticated miracle, worked through her intercession, is needed for Bl. Maria Fortunata Viti to be called a Saint. Let us pray for that second miracle to soon be realized.
"Short is the suffering, eternal the joy!" ~ Words of encouragement often spoken by Bl. Maria Fortunata to those who came to her burdened by life's difficulties.
A Short Prayer