Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter

The Easter Vigil on Saturday was beautiful. It is such an inspiring and pretty service with all the candles. The church was packed, good thing we had reserved seating up front. Actually front and center. :O

I have never seen an adult get baptized so it was interesting watching dh get baptized. I almost started to cry after all the oils were applied and I realized he was Catholic. I was so happy for him knowing it was receiving the eucharist for the first time. It was a very special Mass.

Welcome to dh and all the other newly initiated Catholics. May God bless you!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Holy Thursday Mass

I've never been to this service because I work every Thursday but this year I am on holidays so I am attending. Not only am I attending but I am carrying up the oil of the catechumens. Dh is in the RCIA program and will officially enter the Catholic church on Saturday. I am proud of him. I know he reads this so I just want to say how happy I am and excited about everything for him.

Holy Thursday Indulgence

Down in adoration falling (Tantum ergo)

Down in adoration falling,
Lo! the sacred Host we hail;
Lo! o'er ancient forms departing,
Newer rites of grace prevail;
Faith for all defects supplying,
Where the feeble senses fail.

To the everlasting Father,
And the Son who reigns on high,
With the Holy Spirit proceeding
Forth from each eternally,
Be salvation, honor, blessing,
Might and endless majesty. Amen.

V. You have given them bread from heaven,
R. Having all sweetness within it.

Let us pray. O God, who in this wonderful Sacrament left us a memorial of your Passion: grant, we implore you, that we may so venerate the sacred mysteries of your Body and Blood, as always to be conscious of the fruit of your Redemption. You who live and reign forever and ever. Amen. (Roman Breviary)

Today a plenary indulgence is granted when this is recited.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Sad news

Mosul Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho was found dead.

Click here for story.

Eternal Rest

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace. Amen.

Requiem Æternam

Réquiem ætérnam dona eis, Dómine,
et lux perpétua lúceat eis.
Requiéscant in pace. Amen.

Thursday, March 06, 2008


5 favourite parables

This one is fun, and easy.

List your 5 favorite Gospel parables, and tag 5 people.

In no particular order:

1. The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37)
2. The Lost Sheep (Luke 15:4-7)
3. The two Foundations (Matthew 7: 24-29)
4. The Ten Virgins (Matthew 25: 1-13)
5. The Lost Son (Matthew 15:11-32)

Well the tag part is hard because it seems all my readers have already been in on the tag...I am so behind on the times! :)

Monday, March 03, 2008

A bible that's falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn't.

Padre Pio's body exhumed

San Giovanni Rotondo, Mar. 3, 2008 ( - Church officials exhumed the body of Padre Pio on March 2, in preparation for the public veneration of his remains later this year.

Bishop Domenico D'Ambrosio reported that the body of Padre Pio, who died in 1968, was partially incorrupt. Although there was no sign of the stigmata-- the wounds on his hands and feet, matching those of the crucified Christ-- the saint's hair and beard were intact. The bishop remarked that the hands of the beloved Capuchin friar were so well preserved that he appeared to have "just had a manicure."

The body of Padre Pio-- who was canonized by Pope John Paul II (bio - news) in 2002-- is being transferred to a new shrine in San Giovanni Rotondo, where he lived. His remains will be exposed for veneration there. Archbishop D'Ambrosio overcame objections from some of Padre Pio's relatives to exhume the saint's body, making it available for veneration during the 40th anniversary of his death. Each year nearly 1 million people travel to San Giovanno Rotondo to visit the saint's grave; Church officials expect larger crowds for the anniversary year.


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