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
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Sunday, January 1, 2017
|The Saint's simple room in his friary in Rome|
To combat the devil's influence, Bro. Charles intensified his prayer and practiced mortifications to bring his corporal passions into submission - he abstained from meat and fish; slept on a thin straw mat laid out on wooden planks; and he scourged himself daily. Eventually, he managed to overcome the temptations that plagued him and, towards 1640, God began granting his faithful servant many extraordinary favors, which included Ecstasies and Divine Visions; the Reading of Hearts; Prophecy; and the gift of working Miracles.
|Fabric stained in blood from|
the heart-wound of St. Charles
"The prayer of the sick person is his patience and his acceptance of the sickness for the love of Jesus Christ."
A Short Prayer