"I wanna be loved like that!" - That is what I often say
to myself when I am there gazing upon the big Hollywood screen of
all romantic movies! Boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl,
boy and girl get married, and all live happily ever after.
I know that is what so many of us dream for and long for. But as
Catholics, as believers in God for that matter, we need to trust!
Trust that God knows what He is doing with our love lives. Trust
that His time, not ours, is the best timing. Trust that He is preparing
that prince or princess for us every day and we have to continue
to prepare ourselves as well. I know that is hard in this 'sex-driven'
world that we live in. We must not give in to the pressures that
say, "I must have a boyfriend/girlfriend!" - I have to
go all the way or he wont like me anymore." - "I have
to buy her these things or she won’t be my girlfriend anymore!"
The temptations of our human body sometimes feel so strong, that
we can't help but give in to them. But be strong faithful soldiers!
Pray, pray and pray some more you faithful lovers! Ask your Guardian
Angel to help you keep strong and pure. Ask our Blessed Mother to
watch over you and your future spouse to keep you holy and chaste.
Pray for God's will, maybe He even wants you to consider a religious
vocation as a sister, brother or priest. Be open to His call for
you! God will grant you the desires of your heart. God is hearing
your prayers and will answer them in His time! Check out the little
poem below. Do what I did-cut it out, hang it on your mirror or
some place that you will see it daily and read it EVERY day! I promise
it will help to move you along on your journey to your future spouse.
Because we need to remember that the Ultimate Lover loves us more
than we can ever imagine. God loves you more than any human ever
can, so you better learn how to accept and return His love, before
you can even think about accepting and returning the love of a spouse.
So, the next time you catch yourself dreaming about your Hollywood
Love Story, remember that your Heaven Love Story will win more Academy
awards than this world can ever offer!
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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?