NOTICE: I am a practicing Catholic, active and in good-standing with my local parish, who professes faith and loyalty to the Church. This ministry - my "little work" - is strictly a personal expression of that faith and loyalty, and not an officially recognized ministry in the Diocese of Honolulu.
~ Peter, Ministry & Blog Administrator
Monday, November 25, 2019
Sunday, November 24, 2019
I did my usual talk, summarizing the Church's teaching on Saints and explaining the Sainthood Process. For the edification of my audience, I also highlighted three holy individuals who are currently going through the canonization process and someone who has already reached the end of it; emphasizing certain characteristics of God or holiness these people were particularly good at representing:
+ Servant of God, Matteo Farina (an Italian youth who died from cancer at only 18-years-old) - JOY; how the joy that results from being a follower of Christ infuses us despite life's many trials.
And, of course, several relics were a part of the presentation...
St. Bernadette of Lourdes, a splinter from the True Cross, & St. Marguerite D'Youville.
At the end of it all, I think the R.C.I.A. group got the gist of the message I was trying to convey: God's desire is for us to become holy; Saints confirm it's possible.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
|Bl. Elizabeth received the Stigmata.|
May the Lord be pleased to grant the Universal Church the speedy Canonization of his spouse, Bl. Elizabeth, known as "the Good"... for His greater glory and the edification of all souls. Amen.
Sunday, November 17, 2019
pictured was seen to move during the time of these visitations in 1948.
from the Philippines; she said they "fell from the sky".
The larger petal still bears a faint image of Our Lady
of Lourdes and St. Bernadette.
Lipa and a 28" replica of it I treated myself to from the
shrine's gift shop (right).
above all things has sent me."
Church of the Santo Nino on the same mountain.
view of Batangas Bay down below...
& Joy at Monte Maria.
statue in the distance, higher up Monte Maria.
Saturday, November 9, 2019
I recently had another curious experience that I need to write about because it has to do with the Holy Souls; I couldn't pass up another opportunity to encourage devotion to them.
O Lord, eternal rest and let