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Sunday, March 1, 2015

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Baruch, Chapter 6, Verse 59-64
59The sun and moon and stars are bright, obedient in the task for which they are sent. 60 Likewise the lightning, when it flashes, is a great sight; and the one wind blows over every land. 61 The clouds, too, when commanded by God to proceed across the whole world, fulfill the command; 62 and fire, sent from on high to burn up the mountains and the forests, carries out its command. But these false gods are not their equal, whether in appearance or in power. 63 So it is unthinkable, and cannot be claimed that they are gods. They can neither execute judgment, nor benefit anyone. 64 Know, therefore, that they are not gods; do not fear them. 

Today we laid to rest the remains of the mother of my seven children.  She died 2.19.2015 as my youngest son Vincent sang to her "Wind Beneath My Wings". The night before her death I was with her and we watched a beautiful Arizona sunset and talked about old times. May God grant her eternal rest. Please pray for…

Saturday, February 28, 2015

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Baruch, Chapter 6, Verse 27-28
 27 Their priests sell their sacrifices for their own advantage. Likewise their wives cure some of the meat, but they do not share it with the poor and the weak;28 women ritually unclean or at childbirth handle their sacrifices. From such things, know that they are not gods; do not fear them. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

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Baruch, Chapter 6, Verse 22
Know, therefore, that they are not gods; do not fear them. 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Baruch, Chapter 6, Verse 14
Each has in its right hand an ax or dagger, but it cannot save itself from war or pillage. Thus it is known they are not gods; do not fear them.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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Baruch, Chapter 6, Verse 3-4
3 Now in Babylon you will see gods of silver and gold and wood, carried shoulder high, to cast fear upon the nations. 4 Take care that you yourselves do not become like these foreigners and let not such fear possess you.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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Psalms, Chaper 34, verse 5
I sought the LORD, and he answered me, delivered me from all my fears.

Monday, February 23, 2015

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Baruch, Chapter 3, Verse 5-7
Do not remember the wicked deeds of our ancestors, but remember at this time your power and your name, for you are the LORD our God; and you, LORD, we will praise! This is why you put into our hearts the fear of you: that we may call upon your name, and praise you in our exile, when we have removed from our hearts all the wickedness of our ancestors who sinned against you.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

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Lamentations, Chapter 3, Verse 57 57You drew near on the day I called you; you said, “Do not fear!”

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Jeremiah, Chapter 46, Verse 27-28 27 But you, my servant Jacob, do not feardo not be dismayed, Israel! Listen! I will deliver you from far-off lands; your offspring, from the land of their exile. Jacob shall again find rest, secure, with none to frighten him. 28You, Jacob my servant, must not fear—oracle of the LORD—for I am with you; I will make an end of all the nations to which I have driven you, But of you I will not make an end: I will chastise you as you deserve, I cannot let you go unpunished.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Jeremiah, Chapter 44, Verse 10
To this day they have not been crushed down, nor have they shown fear. They have not followed my law and my statutes that I set before you and your ancestors.

I ask your prayers for the mother of my seven children that went home to the Lord after a 6 month struggle with terminal cancer yesterday.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Jeremiah, Chapter 42, verse 11-16:
11Do not fear the king of Babylon, as you do now. Do not fear him—oracle of the LORD—for I am with you to save you, to rescue you from his power.12I will take pity on you, so that he will have pity on you and let you return to your land. 13But if you keep saying, “We will not stay in this land,” thus disobeying the voice of the LORD, your God, 14and saying, “No, we will go to the land of Egypt, where we will not see war, nor hear the trumpet alarm, nor hunger for bread. There we will live!”15then listen to the word of the LORD, remnant of Judah: Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: If you are set on going to Egypt and settling down there once you arrive, 16the sword you fear shall overtake you in the land of Egypt; the hunger you dread shall pursue you to Egypt and there you shall die.

Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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Jeremiah, Chapter 41, verse 18: 18They were afraid of the Chaldeans, because Ishmael, son of Nethaniah, had slain Gedaliah, son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon had set over the land.
We fear violent people just as the Jews did in Jeremiah because they remind us of our frailty and of our eventual death.Today is Ash Wednesday and we put ashes on our head to remind us that we are dust and of our death to come.Christ told us, “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.” (Matthew 10:28)
Ash Wednesday reminds us as Tennyson prosed in 1842, “To Strive, To Seek, To Find and not to Yield.”
GOFFINE’S 1896 INSTRUCTIONS ON LENT.
What is the origin of fasting?
Under the Old Law the Jews fasted by the command of God ; thus Moses fasted forty days and forty nights, on Mount Sinai, when God gave him the Ten Commandments ; Elias, in like man ner, fasted in the desert. Jesus also fasted, and commanded H…

Feast of the Holy Face-Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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Jeremiah, Chapter 40, verse 9: 9Gedaliah, son of Ahikam, son of Shaphan, swore an oath to them and their men: “Do not be afraid to serve the Chaldeans. Stay in the land and serve the king of Babylon, so that everything may go well with you.
Act of Consecration to the Holy Face of Christ

O Lord Jesus, we believe most firmly in You, we love You. You are the Eternal Son of God and the Son Incarnate of the Blessed Virgin Mary. You are the Lord and Absolute Ruler of all creation. We acknowledge You, therefore, as the Universal Sovereign of all creatures. You are the Lord and Supreme Ruler of all mankind, and we, in acknowledging this Your dominion, consecrate ourselves to You now and forever. Loving Jesus, we place our family under the protection of Your Holy Face, and of Your Virgin Mother, Mary most sorrowful. We promise to be faithful to You for the rest of our lives and to observe with fidelity Your Holy Commandments, We will never deny before men, You and Your Divine rights over us and …

Monday, February 16, 2015

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Jeremiah, Chapter 38, verse 17: 19King Zedekiah said to Jeremiah, “I am afraid of the Judahites who have deserted to the Chaldeans; I could be handed over to them, and they will mistreat me.”
Novena in Honor of
the Most Holy Face of Jesus

"I firmly wish that my face reflecting the intimate pains of my soul, the suffering and love of my heart, be more honored! Whoever gazes upon me already consoles me." (Our Lord Jesus Christ to Sister Pierina)
DAILY PREPARATORY PRAYER
 O Most Holy and Blessed Trinity, through the intercession of Holy Mary, whose soul was pierced through by a sword of sorrow at the sight of the passion of her Divine Son, we ask your help in making a perfect Novena of reparation with Jesus, united with all His sorrows, love and total abandonment.

We now implore all the Angels and Saints to intercede for us as we pray this Holy Novena to the Most Holy Face of Jesus and for the glory of the most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. (Start novena)

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

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Jeremiah, Chapter 33, verse 9: 9Then this city shall become joy for me, a name of praise and pride, before all the nations of the earth, as they hear of all the good I am doing for them. They shall fear and tremble because of all the prosperity I give it.
Novena in Honor of
the Most Holy Face of Jesus

"I firmly wish that my face reflecting the intimate pains of my soul, the suffering and love of my heart, be more honored! Whoever gazes upon me already consoles me." (Our Lord Jesus Christ to Sister Pierina)
DAILY PREPARATORY PRAYER

 O Most Holy and Blessed Trinity, through the intercession of Holy Mary, whose soul was pierced through by a sword of sorrow at the sight of the passion of her Divine Son, we ask your help in making a perfect Novena of reparation with Jesus, united with all His sorrows, love and total abandonment.

We now implore all the Angels and Saints to intercede for us as we pray this Holy Novena to the Most Holy Face of Jesus and for the glory of the most Holy…

Saturday, 14 February, 2015 Valentines Day

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Jeremiah, Chapter 32, verse 39-40: 39I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear me always, for their own good and the good of their children after them. 40With them I will make an everlasting covenant, never to cease doing good to them; I will put fear of me in their hearts so that they never turn away from me. Novena in Honor of
the Most Holy Face of Jesus

"I firmly wish that my face reflecting the intimate pains of my soul, the suffering and love of my heart, be more honored! Whoever gazes upon me already consoles me." (Our Lord Jesus Christ to Sister Pierina)
DAILY PREPARATORY PRAYER  O Most Holy and Blessed Trinity, through the intercession of Holy Mary, whose soul was pierced through by a sword of sorrow at the sight of the passion of her Divine Son, we ask your help in making a perfect Novena of reparation with Jesus, united with all His sorrows, love and total abandonment.

We now implore all the Angels and Saints to intercede for us as we pray this Holy …

Friday, February 13, 2015

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Jeremiah, Chapter 30, verse 5:
5 Thus says the LORD: We hear a cry of fear:  terror, not peace.
Novena in Honor of
the Most Holy Face of Jesus

"I firmly wish that my face reflecting the intimate pains of my soul, the suffering and love of my heart, be more honored! Whoever gazes upon me already consoles me." (Our Lord Jesus Christ to Sister Pierina)

DAILY PREPARATORY PRAYER
 O Most Holy and Blessed Trinity, through the intercession of Holy Mary, whose soul was pierced through by a sword of sorrow at the sight of the passion of her Divine Son, we ask your help in making a perfect Novena of reparation with Jesus, united with all His sorrows, love and total abandonment.

We now implore all the Angels and Saints to intercede for us as we pray this Holy Novena to the Most Holy Face of Jesus and for the glory of the most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. (Start novena)

"All those who, attracted by my love, and venerating my countenance, shall receive, by virtue …

Thursday, February 12, 2015

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Psalms, Chapter 128, verse 4: 4 Just so will the man be blessed who fears the LORD.
Novena in Honor of
the Most Holy Face of Jesus

"I firmly wish that my face reflecting the intimate pains of my soul, the suffering and love of my heart, be more honored! Whoever gazes upon me already consoles me." (Our Lord Jesus Christ to Sister Pierina)
DAILY PREPARATORY PRAYER  O Most Holy and Blessed Trinity, through the intercession of Holy Mary, whose soul was pierced through by a sword of sorrow at the sight of the passion of her Divine Son, we ask your help in making a perfect Novena of reparation with Jesus, united with all His sorrows, love and total abandonment.

We now implore all the Angels and Saints to intercede for us as we pray this Holy Novena to the Most Holy Face of Jesus and for the glory of the most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. (Start novena)

"All those who, attracted by my love, and venerating my countenance, shall receive, by virtue of my humanity,…

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Jeremiah, Chapter 26, verse 19: 4Did he not fear the LORD and entreat the favor of the LORD, so that the LORD had a change of heart regarding the evil he had spoken against them?
Novena in Honor of
the Most Holy Face of Jesus

"I firmly wish that my face reflecting the intimate pains of my soul, the suffering and love of my heart, be more honored! Whoever gazes upon me already consoles me." (Our Lord Jesus Christ to Sister Pierina)
DAILY PREPARATORY PRAYER
 O Most Holy and Blessed Trinity, through the intercession of Holy Mary, whose soul was pierced through by a sword of sorrow at the sight of the passion of her Divine Son, we ask your help in making a perfect Novena of reparation with Jesus, united with all His sorrows, love and total abandonment.

We now implore all the Angels and Saints to intercede for us as we pray this Holy Novena to the Most Holy Face of Jesus and for the glory of the most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. (Start novena)

"All those wh…

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Jeremiah, Chapter 23, verse 4: 4I will raise up shepherds for them who will shepherd them so that they need no longer fear or be terrified; none shall be missing—oracle of the LORD.
Novena in Honor of
the Most Holy Face of Jesus

"I firmly wish that my face reflecting the intimate pains of my soul, the suffering and love of my heart, be more honored! Whoever gazes upon me already consoles me." (Our Lord Jesus Christ to Sister Pierina)
DAILY PREPARATORY PRAYER
 O Most Holy and Blessed Trinity, through the intercession of Holy Mary, whose soul was pierced through by a sword of sorrow at the sight of the passion of her Divine Son, we ask your help in making a perfect Novena of reparation with Jesus, united with all His sorrows, love and total abandonment.

We now implore all the Angels and Saints to intercede for us as we pray this Holy Novena to the Most Holy Face of Jesus and for the glory of the most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. (Start novena)

"All those…

Monday, February 9, 2015

Jeremiah, Chapter 17, verse 8: 8 They are like a tree planted beside the waters that stretches out its roots to the stream:  It does not fear heat when it comes, its leaves stay green; In the year of drought it shows no distress, but still produces fruit.
Novena in Honor of
the Most Holy Face of Jesus
"I firmly wish that my face reflecting the intimate pains of my soul, the suffering and love of my heart, be more honored! Whoever gazes upon me already consoles me." (Our Lord Jesus Christ to Sister Pierina)
DAILY PREPARATORY PRAYER  O Most Holy and Blessed Trinity, through the intercession of Holy Mary, whose soul was pierced through by a sword of sorrow at the sight of the passion of her Divine Son, we ask your help in making a perfect Novena of reparation with Jesus, united with all His sorrows, love and total abandonment.

We now implore all the Angels and Saints to intercede for us as we pray this Holy Novena to the Most Holy Face of Jesus and for the glory of the most Holy …

Sunday, February 8, 2015

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Jeremiah, Chapter 10, verse 5: 5Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field are they, they cannot speak; They must be carried about, for they cannot walk. Do not fear them, they can do no harm, neither can they do good.
Jeremiah is talking about the folly of idolatry in this chapter. Sometimes our fears lead us to trust things rather than God.  Today I recommend we start a Novena to the Holy Face of Christ.  I try to do this yearly in preparation for lent.
The Novena will end on Tuesday which is the day that Judas went to the Sanhedrin to betray Christ. [1]The Golden Arrow
(as dictated by Our Lord to Sister Marie of St. Peter)
May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most incomprehensible and ineffable Name of God be forever praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified in Heaven, on Earth, and under the Earth by all the creatures of God and by the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.  Amen. Eternal Father, I offer Thee the adorable Face of Thy Belo…

Saturday, February 7, 2015

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Jeremiah, Chapter 10, verse 2: 2Thus says the LORD: Do not learn the ways of the nations, and have no fear of the signs in the heavens, even though the nations fear them.
Announce the Third Joyful Mystery
THE NATIVITY
Desired Spiritual Fruit: Poverty of Spirit
It came to pass while they were in Bethlehem, that the days for her to be delivered were fulfilled. (Luke 2:6)And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes. (Luke 2:7)And she laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:7)And there were shepherds in the same district. And behold an angel of the Lord stood by them. (Luke 2:8-9)"Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which shall be to all the people." (Luke 2:10)"For today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you, who is Christ, the Lord." (Luke 2:11)"Glory to God in the Highest, and on earth peace …

Friday, February 6, 2015

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Psalm, Chapter 27, verse 1: 1The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear?
Announce the Fourth Sorrowful Mystery
THE CARRYING OF THE CROSS
Desired Spiritual Fruit:Patient bearing of trials
1."If anyone wishes to come after Me let him deny himself." (Luke 9:23) 2."And take up his cross daily, and follow Me." (Luke 9:23) 3.And bearing the cross for Himself, He went forth to the place called "The Skull." (John 19:17) 4.And they laid hold of a certain Simon of Cyrene, and upon him they laid the cross to bear it after Jesus. (Luke 23:26) 5."Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me." (Matt. 11:29) 6."For I am meek, and humble of heart." (Matt. 11:29) 7."And you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden light." (Matt. 11:29-30) 8.Now there was following Him a great crowd of people, and of women, who were bewailing and lamenting Him. (Luke 23:27) 9.Jesus, turning to them, said, "Do not weep for Me, but we…