Sunday, May 15, 2011

Pope John Paul II prayer card

Our parish had these cards with a wonderful prayer on the back.

O Blessed Trinity,we thank you for having graced the church with Pope John Paul II and for allowing the tenderness of your fatherly care,the glory of the cross of Christ,and the splendour of the Holy Ghost, to shine through him.

Trusting fully in your infinite mercy and in the maternal intercession of Mary,he has given us a living image of Jesus the Good Shepherd,and has shown us that holiness is the necessary measure of ordinary Christian life and is the way of achieving eternal communion with you.

Grant us, by his intercession,and according to your will,the graces we implore,hoping that he will soon be numbered among your saints.Amen.

Beatification Ceremony
May 1, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Document on Summorum Pontificum

After months of rumors Friday is the day we will find out what the document actually says.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Papal Medallions

My oldest boy had his birthday earlier this week and received these medallions. Has anyone seen them before?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Guadalupe: A Living Image

A friend of mine recently went on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico, thinking about his trip brought back memories of my own pilgrimage to the holy site. Whenever I go on a pilgrimage I find I am always eager to learn more once I have left  the shrine.

My theology professor gave me this dvd to watch,which is based on the apparition of The Virgin Mary appearing to Juan Diego in December 1531 in Mexico. Our Blessed Mother tells the peasant to wrap his tilma ( cloak)  with Castilian roses that had miraculously bloomed at the rocks by his feet. Juan Diego goes to his Bishop and when he meets the bishop and opens his cloak an incredible scene is revealed. It is the image of The Holy Virgin impressed upon it.

This documentary runs a little less than an hour and explains in detail the scientific analysis of the 13 figures that have been found in The Holy Mother's eyes. Another detail I was unaware of is that the stars on Mary's cloak are positioned exactly as the night sky would have them on the day of the miracle on De. 12 1531.

Scientists and artists cannot explain the painting technique and how the cloth has managed to stay uncorrupted for five centuries.

The dvd gives a short synopsis of the story and provides an interesting tool for anyone looking to learn more about Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Parish Priest "Slams" Parishioner from Pulpit

Fr.Daniel Geddes FSSP, Assistant Superior General. Click on link below to hear full sermon.