of Santa Fé, in New Mexico, USA.
A mystery of over 130 years and attracting around 250 thousand
visitors every year. Point of attention : Loretto Chapel
What makes this chapel different from all others is that the
subject of the supposed miracle that took place in it is a
Mark 1:40-45 And a leper came to him beseeching him, and kneeling said to him, If you will, you can make me clean. Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, I will; be clean. And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean. And he sternly charged him, and sent him away at once, and said to him, See that you say nothing to any one; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, for a proof to the people. But he went out and began to talk freely about it, and to spread the news, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter a town, but was out in the country; and people came to him from every quarter.
Reminder! Start your 9-Day Novena in Honor of St Jude !
October 28, the Catholic church commemorates the feast of Saint
Jude Thaddeus. Often called “The Miraculous Saint”,
Saint Jude is the patron saint of "lost causes" and
"cases despaired of."When all other avenues are closed,
he is the one to call upon, and his help often comes at the last
moment. He is one whose aid is sought when all hope is lost, especially
in grave health matters and life-and-death situations.
Jude Thaddeus was closely associated with our Lord by blood relationship
through Saints Joachim and Anne, the parents of the Blessed Virgin.
A grand-nephew of these two saints, he is at once a nephew of
Mary and Joseph, which places him in the relationship of cousin
of our Lord. Saint Jude is known mainly as the author of the New
Testament Epistle of Jude He heartens Christians to remain steadfast
in the faith and foretells that false teachers, leading wicked
lives and ridiculing religion, will arise, but that they will
be punished. He likewise encourages Christians to build a spiritual
edifice by living lives founded upon faith, love of God, hope,
and prayer. He inspires the practice of love of neighbor; he urges
Christians to endeavor to convert the heretics by the virtues
of their lives.
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FEAST OF STS. MICHAEL, GABRIEL, AND RAPHAEL, ARCHANGELS – SEPTEMBER 29th
The feast of the three archangels- Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael- will be commemorated on September 29.
Michael whose name means "Who is like God" was the archangel who fought
against Satan and all his evil angels, defending all the friends of
God. He is the protector of all humanity from the snares of the devil.
St. Gabriel which means "Strength of God" announced to Zachariah the
forthcoming birth of John the Baptist, and to Mary, the birth of Jesus.
His greeting to the Virgin, "Hail, full of grace," is one of the most
familiar and frequent prayers of the Christian people. St Raphael
meaning "Medicine of God" is the archangel who took care of Tobias on
Prayer links with the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, please click on the following links:
RomanRaccolta, July 23, 1898, supplement approved July 31, 1902,
London: Burnes, Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1935, 12th edition.
Original - Prayer to St. Michael
Glorious Prince of the heavenly host, St. Michael the Archangel, defend
us in the battle and in the terrible warfare that we are waging against
the principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of
darkness, against the evil spirits. Come to the aid of man, whom
Almighty God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and
redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of Satan.
this day the battle of the Lord, together with the holy angels, as
already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and
his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there
place for them any longer in Heaven. That cruel, ancient serpent, who is
called the devil or Satan who seduces the whole world, was cast into
the abyss with his angels. Behold, this primeval enemy and slayer of men
has taken courage. Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about
with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order
to blot out the name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay and
cast into eternal perdition souls destined for the crown of eternal
glory. This wicked dragon pours out, as a most impure flood, the venom
of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of
lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity,
and of every vice and iniquity.
most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness
the Church, the spouse of the immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious
hands on her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where
the See of Holy Peter and the Chair of Truth has been set up as the
light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable
impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been
struck, the sheep may be.
then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost
spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory. They venerate
thee as their protector and patron; in thee holy Church glories as her
defense against the malicious power of hell; to thee has God entrusted
the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude. Oh, pray to
the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered
that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the
Church. Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they
may quickly find mercy in the sight of the Lord; and vanquishing the
dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again
make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations.
V. Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.
R. The Lion of the tribe of Judah has conquered the root of David.
V. Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.
R. As we have hoped in Thee.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.
Let us pray.
God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy Name,
and as supplicants, we implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of
Mary, ever Virgin Immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious St.
Michael the Archangel, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and
all the other unclean spirits who wander about the world for the injury
of the human race and the ruin of souls. Amen."
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About Fr. Rookey's Passing - A Saintly Healing Priest
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Fr. Peter M. Rookey, OSM.Fr. Peter died peacefully in his sleep in the overnight hours of September 9-10, 2014, at Our Lady of Sorrows Monastery, Chicago, IL. The friars of the community had gathered around his bed to offer prayers.Born in Superior, WI, October 12, 1916, he was ninety-seven years of age. He entered the Order at Hillside, IL, in 1930 and was a priest for seventy-three years. (VISIT http://www.servite.org/about/InternationalCompassionMinistry.aspx)
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
OCTOBER 1 ST. THERESA OF THE CHILD JESUS St. Theresa, often called the Little Flower, was born in Normandy, France, in 1873.
OCTOBER 3 ST. GERARD OF BROGNE
St. Gerard was born at the end of the ninth century in France.
OCTOBER 4 ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI St. Francis was born around 1181. As a young man in his Italian hometown of Assisi.
ST. BRUNO St. Bruno was born around 1030. This founder of the Carthusian order of monks .
BLESSED MARIE ROSE DUROCHER Blessed Eulalie Durocher was born in 1811 in Quebec, Canada.
OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY It was St. Dominic in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries who encouraged everyone to say the Rosary.
ST. SIMEON St. Simeon lived in the first century. In Luke's Gospel, chapter two.
ST. DENIS AND COMPANIONS St. Denis is very popular in France. In fact, he is considered the patron saint of France.
ST. JOHN LEONARDI St. JOhn was born in 1541and became a pharmacist in Lucca, Italy.
ELEVEN MARTYRS OF ALMERIA, SPAIN The Spanish civil war began in 1936. It has been described as a struggle between atheism and belief in God.
ST. KENNETH St. Kenneth who is sometimes called St. Canice or Kenny, lived in the sixth century.
ST. FELIX AND ST. CYPRIAN Sts. Felix and Cyprian were African bishops who lived in the fifth century.
ST. EDWARD King St. Edward was one of the best loved of all the English kings.
ST. CALLISTUS I St. Callisturi, the great pope and martyr, lived in the first part of the third century.
ST. TERESA OF AVILA St. Teresa was born in Avila, Spain, on March 28, 1515.
ST. MARGARET MARY St. Margaret Mary lived in the seventeenth century. She is the famous French nun to whom Jesus showed his Sacred Heart.
ST. IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH St. Ignatius of Antioch has been well-known since earliest times.
ST. LUKE St. Luke is generally believed to be a gentile doctor.
ST. ISAAC JOGUES, ST. JOHN DE BREBEUF AND COMPANIONS--THE NORTH AMERICAN MARTYRS Over three hundred years ago, six Jesuit priests and two holy laymen, all from France, died as martyrs here in North America.
ST. PAUL OF THE CROSS Paul Danei of Ovada, Italy, was born into a family of merchants in 1694
ST. HILARION St. Hilarion lived in the fourth century.
BLESSED TIMOTHY GIACCARDO Joseph Giaccardo was born on June 13, 1896, in Narzole, Italy.
ST. JOHN CAPISTRANO St. John Capistrano was born in Italy in 1386.
ST. ANTHONY CLARET St. Anthony was born in Spain in 1807.
BLESSED RICHARD GWYN Blessed Richard was a Welshman who lived in the sixteenth century.
ST. EVARISTUS St. Evaristus lived in the second century.
BLESSED CONTARDO FERRINI Blessed Contardo was born in 1859. His father was a teacher of mathematics and physics.
ST. SIMON AND ST. JUDE These two apostles of Jesus are honored on the same day.
ST. NARCISSUS St. Narcissus lived in the second and early part of the third centuries.
ST. ALPHONSUS RODRIGUEZ St. Alphonsus, the Spanish saint, was born in 1553.
ST. FOILLAN St. Foillan was an Irish monk who lived in the seventh century.
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“Dear brothers and sisters, our meditation
on the human and spiritual journey of Saint Joseph invites
us to ponder his vocation in all its richness, and to see
him as a constant model for all those who have devoted their
lives to Christ in the priesthood, in the consecrated life
or in the different forms of lay engagement. Joseph was
caught up at every moment by the mystery of the Incarnation.
Not only physically, but in his heart as well, Joseph reveals
to us the secret of a humanity which dwells in the presence
of mystery and is open to that mystery at every moment of
everyday life. In Joseph, faith is not separated from action.
His faith had a decisive effect on his actions. Paradoxically,
it was by acting, by carrying out his responsibilities,
that he stepped aside and left God free to act, placing
no obstacles in his way. Joseph is a just man
(Mt 1:19) because his existence is adjusted
to the word of God.” Pope Bendict XVI, March 18,