TRIALS, EFFORT AND VIRTUES.

TRIALS, EFFORT AND VIRTUES. Our life cannot be without sorrow, pain or worry. Nobody can expect to go through life without them. Nevertheless,  a Christian can bring out a lot of good from life’s difficulties, if he or she knows how to take advantage of them with the help of God’s grace. We cannot make…

HOLY FAMILY OF NAZARETH, PROTECT OUR FAMILIES!

HOLY FAMILY OF NAZARETH, PROTECT OUR FAMILIES! The fact that Jesus entered into the world in and through a family is utterly significant: He wishes to show us  the indispensable role of the family for the salvation of each and every member who compose it. Let us all make our own family an effective means…

HUMILITY, NECESSARY TO PLEASE GOD.

HUMILITY, NECESSARY TO PLEASE GOD. St Peter the Apostle speaks to us of the need to be humble if we are to please God. “Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble, 1 Pet 5:5.” Nothing can separate us from God as…

August 21. St. PIUS X. Pope of the Blessed Sacrament. Short bio + achievements.

August 21: St. PIUS X “Instaurare omnia in Christo” (Restore all things in Christ). Pope of the Blessed Sacrament. OUTLINE SHORT BIOGRAPHY OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS 2.1. The inauguration of the Liturgical Renewal: 2.2. The restoration of frequent communion from childhood. 2.3. His unwavering war against the heresy and evils of Modernism. 2.4. He brought about the…

August 16. St. STEPHEN OF HUNGARY. Short bio + Divine Office 2nd reading.

August 16. St. STEPHEN OF HUNGARY. Short bio + Divine Office 2nd reading. St. Stephen (969-1038) greatly expanded Hungarian control over the Carpathian Basin during his lifetime, broadly established Christianity in the region. He ruled with great wisdom and was outstanding for his justice and piety. He is generally regarded as the founder of the…

August 1: ST. ALPHONSUS MARIA LIGUORI. Short bio + Divine office 2nd reading

August 1: ST. ALPHONSUS MARIA LIGUORI. Bishop & Doctor. Founder of the Redemptorists. Short bio + Divine office 2nd reading OUTLINE Short bio Love of God requires acquiring and nurturing all virtues. 1.      Short bio Born in Naples, Italy, St. Alphonsus (1696-1787) was a lawyer before becoming a priest. He founded the Congregation of the…