Friday, August 7, 2009

Eucharist - How do you take it?

Today in my prayer book it mentioned St. Cajetan (1480 - 1547) it's his memorial today. I saw this quote..... what a quote! wow!
“Do not receive Christ in the Blessed Sacrament so that you may use him as you judge best, but give yourself to him and let him receive you in this Sacrament, so that he himself, God your saviour, may do to you and through you whatever he wills.”.

Holy Hip-Hop? "Word Up!" (that means YES!)

Formerly known as "Word Up". MUSIX is a tight group of home schooled siblings consisting of four brothers and two sisters who all want to make a difference in the world through their songs. Their funky fresh hip-hop sounds, coupled with heavy-hitting messages for today's troubled world, have created a totally new realm of music. Their beats will make you dance in your seat, and the lyrics will keep you thinking long after the songs have ended. However this particular song is NOT HIP-HOP... this is a song about life. It is sing from the perspective of a child and its mother while she is pregnant. It is beautiful.
You can check them out at

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Priesthood honored along with St. John Vianney

Video of St. John Vianney
Now it is the feast of St. John Vianney, the patron of parish priests, who went home to the Lord 150 years ago today. John Vianney grasped the unique dignity enjoyed by the priest as a minister of Christ’s grace, and he sought to conform his whole life to this mystery. He deeply understood what the priest is for, especially his divinely-willed service to Christian truth.
"When men want to destroy religion they begin by attacking the priest, because where the priest is no more, there is no more sacrifice, and where there is no more sacrifice, there is no more religion.”
“Leave a parish for twenty years without a priest, and beasts will be worshipped there.”
How fitting then that Pope Benedict XVI has chosen the 150th anniversary of St. John Vianney’s death to call the whole Church to observe a Jubilee Year for Priests, during which he hopes priests and laity alike will grow in the understanding of the ministerial priesthood and its essential teaching, sanctifying, and governing roles in the life of the Church.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

St. Philomena - 13 year old. Little Giant of a Saint

Her story is told here in this video.

Little is known of her life, and the information was have was received by private revelation from her. Martyred at about age 14 in the early days of the Church. In 1802, the bones of a female between the ages of 13 and 15 were discovered in the catacomb of St. Priscilia. An inscription near her tomb read "Peace be with thee, Philomena", along with drawings of 2 anchors, 3 arrows and a palm. Near her bones was discovered a small glass vial, containing the remains of blood. Because it was a popular custom of the early martyrs to leave symbols and signs such as these, it was easily determined that St. Philomena was a virgin and a martyr. Her popularity soon became widespread, with her most memorable devotees being St. John Vianney, St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, St. Peter Eymard, and St. Peter Chanel. After being miraculously cured, Ven. Pauline Jaricot insisted that Pope Gregory XVI begin an examination for the beatification of St. Philomena, who was to become known as the "wonder worker". After hundreds of other miraculous cures, she was beatified in 1837. St. Philomena, who the pope named as the Patroness of the Living Rosary and the Patroness of the Children of Mary, is the only person recognized as a saint solely on the basis of her powerful intercession,