Monday, September 12, 2016

Modern-Day, Church-Approved Apparition of St. Joseph

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From Itapiranga in the state of Santa Catarina in Brazil, comes this Church-approved apparition of St. Joseph.

From March 1 to March 9, 1998, St. Joseph appeared to a 22-year-old student, Edson Glauber, encouraging devotion and consecration to his Most Chaste Heart as efficacious means of protection from the devil and of growth in virtue, especially holy faith and chastity.

It is not necessary for Catholics to believe in such private revelations; as the Catechism of the Catholic Church states, "It is not their role to improve or complete Christ's definitive Revelation, but to help live more fully by it in a certain period of history."  (67)

And, I have personally found the messages associated indeed helpful in living out the gospel in this period of history.  Check them out!

For more info., please see this article from the National Catholic Register.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Happy Feast of the Martyrdom of John the Baptist!

After Christ himself, the figure of whose life the gospels tell us the most is John the Baptist:

First Day - Luke 1:5-25

Second Day - Luke 1:39-56

Third Day - Luke 3:1-18

Fourth Day - Matthew 3:13-17

Fifth Day - John 1:19-34

Sixth Day - John 3:22-30

Seventh Day - Luke 7:18-35

Eighth Day - Mark 6:14-29

Ninth Day - Luke 1:57-80

The voice cries: "In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God." (Isaiah 40:3)

Monday, April 11, 2016

Happy Easter! A Novena of Meditations on the Resurrection

First Day - Matthew 28:1-10

Second Day - John 20:1-18

Third Day - Luke 24:13-49

Fourth Day - Mark 16:9-18

Fifth Day - John 20:19-29

Sixth Day - Acts 2:22-32

Seventh Day - Romans 6:1-11

Eighth Day - 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Ninth Day - 1 Corinthians 15:12-28

"I am the Resurrection and the Life."  (John 11:25)