THE PAPER CRANES
There was once this guy who is very much in love
with his girl. This romantic guy folded 1,000 pieces of paper cranes
as a gift to his girl. Although, at that time he was just a small
fry in his company, his future didn't seem too bright, they were
very happy together. Until one day, his girl told him she was going
to Paris and will never come back. She also told him that she cannot
visualize any future for the both of them, so they went their own
ways there and then... Heartbroken, the guy agreed. But when he
regained his confidence, he worked hard day and night, slogging
his body and mind just to make something out of himself. Finally
with all the hard work and the help of friends, this guy had set
up his own company..
never fail until you stop trying. One rainy day, while this guy
was driving, he saw an elderly couple sharing an umbrella in the
rain walking to some destination. Even with the umbrella, they were
still drenched. It didn't take him long to realize they were his
girl's parents. With a heart in getting back at them, he drove slowly
beside the couple, wanting them to spot him in his luxury sedan.
He wanted them to know that he wasn't the same any more; he had
his own company, car, condo, etc. He made it! What he saw next confused
him, the couple was walking towards a cemetery, and so he got out
of his car and followed...and he saw his girl, a photograph of her
smiling sweetly as ever at him from her tombstone and he saw his
paper cranes right beside her... Her parents saw him. He asked them
why this had happened. They explained, she did not leave for France
at all. She was ill with cancer. She had believed that he will make
it someday, but she did not want to be his obstacle... therefore
she had chosen to leave him. Just because someone doesn't love you
the way you wa nt them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with
all they have.
had wanted her parents to put his paper cranes beside her, because,
if the day comes when fate brings him to her again...he can take
some of those back with him... Once you have loved, you will always
love. For what's in your mind may escape but what's in your heart
will remain forever. The guy just wept...The worst way to miss someone
is to be sitting right beside her knowing you can't have her, see
her or be with her ever again.........hope you understand.
OF THE SAINTS
ST. THERESA OF THE CHILD JESUS
St. Theresa, often called the Little Flower, was born in Normandy, France, in 1873.
ST. GERARD OF BROGNE
St. Gerard was born at the end of the ninth century in France.
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
St. Francis was born around 1181. As a young man in his Italian hometown of Assisi.
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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 was an Irish monk who lived in the seventh century.
PHOTO OF THE MONTH
of the Relics of the Passion
for Holy Relics)
Why did Jesus, the sinless one sent from the Father in heaven,
submit himself to John’s baptism? John preached a
baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (Luke
3:3). In this humble submission we see a foreshadowing of
the “baptism” of Jesus bloody death upon the
cross. Jesus’ baptism is the acceptance and the beginning
of his mission as God’s suffering Servant (Isaiah
52:13-15; 53:1-12). He allowed himself to be numbered among
sinners. Jesus submitted himself entirely to his Father’s
will. Out of love he consented to this baptism of death
for the remission of our sins. Do you know the joy of trust
and submission to God?