|A 2nd Class Relic of St. Clelia Barbieri|
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~ Peter, Ministry & Blog Administrator
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
"Dear children! The Most High is giving me the grace that I can still be with you and to lead you in prayer towards the way of peace. Your heart and soul thirst for peace and love, for God and His joy. Therefore, little children, pray, pray, pray and in prayer you will discover the wisdom of living. I bless you all and intercede for each of you before my Son Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call."
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
"Where I stop as Pilgrim Madonna; where I am invoked; where many prayers are said... my Divine Son
So that was how my night ended at the Perez's. Despite my earlier apprehensions, I left feeling completely at peace... and happy that I made a whole new set of friends; new spiritual brethren with whom I am united under the mantle of our Heavenly Mother, the Mystical Rose. Much MAHALO to the Kapolei BCC Cell Group!
Sunday, June 22, 2014
my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him."
~ Words of Jesus Christ, John 6:55-56
From left to right: St. Catherine of Siena, St. Juliana Falconieri, & Bl. Margaret Ebner.
|Bl. Imelda Lambertini|
+ OTHER EUCHARISTIC SIGNS
The same grace of flight was granted to other individuals after their Holy Communions, among them: St. Benedict Joseph Labre (d. 1783) and Bl. Maria of the Passion (d. 1912). In St. Benedict's case, it was a recurrent sight in the Basilicas of Rome to find him suspended in mid-air in ecstatic prayer after Mass. The sacristans - who referred to Benedict Joseph as "the saint" - had gotten so used to the wonder, they would just ignore him and continue on with their chores. Regarding Bl. Maria of the Passion (a stigmatized nun), receiving Communion so invigorated her, witnesses regularly observed her literally gliding on air and flying up the stairs leading to her room in the monastery, on her return from Mass. Furthermore, despite the Beata's chronic illnesses, these mystical flights were so rapid, not even the healthier nuns could keep up with her!
|St. Clare saving Assisi from invaders|
through the power of the Host.
A notable example of supernatural recognition was exemplified in the life of the stigmatized Belgian, Louise Lateau (d. 1883), who would immediately fall to her knees facing the priest, if he carried the Host with him. Louise never failed to perform this act of adoration although she was usually in an altered state - with eyes closed - and oblivious to her surroundings, and even when the Blessed Sacrament was concealed from view. Incidentally, Louise was also one of those privileged souls reported to have survived on just the Eucharist alone.
There are many, many more facinating Eucharistic miracles in the lives of our Saints, Blesseds, and Servants of God... but the above should be more than sufficient to convey the divine and miraculous nature of the Blessed Sacrament. The Host is indeed the Bread of Life, spoken about so clearly in Sacred Scriptures... and rightfully, Jesus in the Eucharist, is cause for us to rejoice and celebrate not just on the Feast of Corpus Christi, but every time we participate at Mass - Hallelujah!
not hunger: and he that believeth in me shall never thirst."
~ Words of Jesus Christ, John 6:35
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
escarchas in Veronica's Arizona home.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
This past Friday, June 13th, several secular and Catholic new sites around the world reported on a story that immediately caught my attention... A team of forensic scientists were provided with a 3-D digital image of a human skull and were tasked to recreate the facial features of the 36-year-old man to whom it belonged to. The Brazilian expert who worked on the computer reconstruction was not initially informed about the identity of the famous individual... but after the digital reconstruction was completed, he was made aware of the man's true identity - it was none other than St. Anthony of Padua (d. 1231), one of the most popular and best-loved Saints in the history of the Catholic Church.
Friday, June 13, 2014
+ First Saturday Rosary for Peace, June 7th
Our Saint/Relic of the Month for our First Saturday Rosary was Bl. Joseph-Marie
Cassant, whose personal motto was, "All for Jesus, all through Mary."
+ Saints & Holy Relics Presentation, June 12th
of Padua Church in Kailua. Among the Saints represented were St. Benedict of Nursia, St. Christopher, St. Dymphna, St. Francis of Assisi, St. John Paul II, St. Rita of Cascia, St. Lucy of Syracuse, & St. Therese of Lisieux.
During the dinner we were entertained with lovely Hawaiian music, but the highlight of the evening was Frank DeLima, a local comedian/celebrity who is best known for light-heartedly poking fun at Hawaii's many different ethnic traditions. It was all in the spirit of fun, though, and his comedic program was hilarious and had the crowd howling with laughter. It was a fun way to end an evening of festivities.
So with that shared, our annual Feast Day Celebration just keeps getting bigger and better... 'can't wait to see what next year's event organizers have in store for us!
Sunday, June 1, 2014
|St. Paola's brother,|
Ven. Giuseppe Paolo