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Thursday, February 13, 2020

ST. CATHERINE DE RICCI-CONDOM DAY-RADIO DAY

Sirach, Chapter 17, Verse 8-10
8 He put fear of him into their hearts to show them the grandeur of his works, 9 that they might describe the wonders of his deeds 10 and praise his holy name.

Get out and see the wonders of his work.

Places of grandeur[1]

·         Glorious Walking and Delicious Repasts. The Lake District Lancashire and Cumbria, England Long and narrow, Windermere is a ribbon lake. The poet William Wordsworth described England’s Lake District as “the loveliest spot that man has ever known.”


·         Grandeur transcends any language. It is the primary attraction of Denali National Park, but it’s not the only draw. Visitors return from the 6-million-acre park with tales of grizzlies, moose, and golden eagles, of sweeping vistas of subarctic tundra, glaciers, and the massive peaks of the Alaska Mountain Range.


·         Mount Desert Island Maine is a place of craggy grandeur. Visitors will find extraordinary Oceanside drives, surf-battered bluffs, off-island whale-watching, and lobster shacks with a view. Some of the nation’s loveliest walking and bicycling paths (they become cross-country ski trails offseason) join 120 miles of moderate hiking trails, all offering great views.


·         The West’s Most Scenic Mountains: Grand Teton National Park Wyoming, U.S.A. Craggy, glacier-chiseled, and rising to 7,000-plus feet above the floor of Wyoming’s Jackson Hole Valley (itself more than 6,000 feet above sea level), the dramatic peaks of Grand Teton National Park win America’s topographical beauty pageant. With no foothills to mar the view, the oft-photographed Tetons dominate the skyline with a grandeur that’s starkly primeval.


·         The White Continent Antarctica: Antarctica’s large icebergs form when glacier pieces break off into the ocean. Antarctica— Terra Australis Incognita, “the unknown land of the south”— is the surreal seventh continent at the bottom of the world, a place of ethereal beauty and unequivocal grandeur that inspired the great explorers of old and captures the hearts of adventurers today. The limitless landscape of ice, sea, and sky comes in a million shades of blue, and jagged, snowy mountain peaks and glistening glaciers dwarf anything ever made by man. It is the ultimate, end-of-the-earth expedition, the world’s most inaccessible continent.


·         West Fork Oak Creek Sedona, Arizona: West Fork Oak Creek is a popular trail. There is a pleasant little stream that ripples along the canyon floor as you hike it where you can look up at the dizzying cliffs that tower above it.[2]


St. Catherine de Ricci[3]

St. Catherine experienced the stigmata every Thursday and Friday and thus accompanied Jesus in His Passion. Despite Catherine's extraordinary interior life, she continued to serve the monastery in many capacities including prioress for 36 years. The Canticle of the Passion was revealed to Catherine immediately after her first great ecstasy of the Passion. Our Lady desired Catherine to spread it as a form of prayer and contemplation pleasing to Our Lord.
The Canticle is chanted in some Dominican monasteries on the Fridays of Lent.

Lament of Christ

X  My friends and My neighbors have drawn near and stood against Me.
X  I was delivered up and came not forth; My eyes languished through poverty.
X  And my sweat became as drops of blood, trickling down and upon the ground.
X  For many dogs have encompassed Me the council of the malignant hath besieged Me.
X  I have given My body to the strikers and My cheeks to them that plucked them.
X  I have not turned away My face from them that rebuked Me and spit upon Me.
X  For I am ready for scourges, and My sorrow is continually before Me.
X  The soldiers, plaiting a crown of thorns, placed it upon My head.
X  They have dug My hands and feet; they have numbered all My bones.
X  And they gave Me gall for My food; and in My thirst, they gave me vinegar to drink.
X  All they that saw Me laughed Me to scorn; they have spoken with lips and wagged their heads.
X  They have looked and stared upon Me; they parted My garments among them and upon My vesture they cast lots.
X  Into Thy hands I commend My spirit; Thou has redeemed me, O God of truth.
X  Be mindful, O Lord, of Thy servants, when Thou shalt come into Thy kingdom.
X  And Jesus having cried out with a loud voice gave up the ghost.

The mercies of the Lord I will sing for all eternity. Surely, He hath borne our infirmities and carried our sorrows. He was bruised for our sins. All we, like sheep, have gone astray; everyone hath turned aside into his own way. For the Lord hath placed upon him the iniquities of us all. Arise, why sleepest Thou, O Lord? Arise and cast us not off to the end. Behold, God is my Savior, I will deal confidently, and will not fear. We beseech Thee, O Lord, help Thy servants whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy Precious Blood.
V. Have mercy on us, O benign Jesus. R. Who in Thy clemency didst suffer for us.
Look down, we beseech Thee, O Lord, on this Thy family for which Our Lord Jesus Christ did not hesitate to be delivered into the hands of the wicked and suffer the torments of the Cross.


M Today is the day before Valentine’s Day and it is no accident that our secular brothers and sisters promote International Condom Day which seeks to promote the use of condoms as a means of preventing unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STI's) rather than the moderation of the passions. The holiday is also promoted by the AHF (AIDS Healthcare Foundation) in an effort to reduce the spread of HIV thru safe sex practices.[4]

World Radio Day[5]


World Radio Day seeks to celebrate the importance of the radio in improving international cooperation, providing access to information and supporting free speech. The day also serves to promote the radio as a means of communication in times of need and emergency. Radios are still the most readily available medium that can disseminate information to reach the widest and most diverse audiences in the shortest amount of time. The idea of World Radio Day was first proposed by Spain's Radio Academy in 2010. The following year, in 2011, UNESCO declared the first World Radio Day. Since then, World Radio Day has been celebrated annually on February 13th, a day chosen to coincide with the anniversary of the United Nations Radio, the UN's international broadcasting service, which was established on February 13th, 1946.

World Radio Day Facts & Quotes

·         The Radio was invented by an Italian named Gugliemo Marconi in 1895. It was originally called the wireless telegraph and used radio waves to transmit Morse code.
·         According to the UN, there are about 44,000 radio stations operating around the globe. 
·         It is estimated that approximately 75% of homes in developing nations have access to a radio.
·         Radio is the most intimate and socially personal medium in the world.  — Harry Von Zell, radio announcer and actor.

World Radio Day Top Events and Things to Do

·         Learn Morse Code. The radio was originally invented to pass on Morse code message through radio waves.
·         Watch a movie or documentary that relates to radios. Our favorites: Generation Radio, Invention of Radio, Good Morning Vietnam (1987) and Pirate Radio (2009). 
·         Learn about some of the issues surrounding freedom of speech and government control of radios around the world. Read up on recent problems in Zimbabwe and Somalia regarding government control.
·         Set up your very own pop up radio station using digital online suites tools such as ShoutCheap. Setting up your very own radio station can be quick, easy and exciting.
·         Plan a Radio Day event involving important issues such as human rights, freedom of speech and international broadcasting.  Let UNESCO know what you have planned for World Radio Day and they will put it on their world map so that others can find you and get involved
My family has a history with the radio industry as my Grandfather was a pioneer of the industry having the 22nd radio license in the United States.

HAVERMALES AFFILIATED WITH GATES/HARRIS 60 YEARS 

Noel Havermale had the first radio station in Quincy. When Noel sold out, the WCA W transmitter went to Parker Gates. From July 26, 1943 until September 4, 1968, Jim Havermale worked here. On September 29, 1979, Joe Havermale retired after being here since September 27, 1944. At the present time, Bob Havermale is an Electronic Test Technician in the Transmitter Test Lab. He started working here on July 16, 1979. Bob is the son of Jim, nephew of Joe, and Noel was his grandfather. Sharing with you, a letter from Parker Gates to Jim and Joe Havermale at the time of Noel's death in 1956.

March 29, 1956

Dear Jim and Joe:

I am sending this letter to both of you and tossed a penny to determine whether I should send it to Jim or Joe and Jim's name came up, so Jim I will appreciate your passing the letter on to Joe after you have read it. I am writing, of course, pertaining to the passing of your good father a few days ago and to express my sincere sympathy in your loss which I feel is not only a generous one to your immediate family but to the radio industry as a whole. I recall as a young man having the privilege of sitting in the WCA W studios at 11th & Maine when your Dad was the first broadcaster in the city of Quincy. Just to sit in this hallowed ground was quite a privilege. Later, when your Dad decided to cease broadcasting, I had the WCA W transmitter in my home for a short while but being more expensive than I could afford at the time, it was considered a loan and your Dad was most generous in looking at it that way. As a pioneer of radio broadcasting, he did a great deal to make it easier for those of us who are now in what has turned out to be quite a big industry and I am sure your Dad had the pleasure many times in both listening and looking at modern networks as well as local broadcasting and knowing that he pioneered this great industry. I sincerely trust that the passing of time will quickly heal your grief and I am sure that your Dad was well acquainted with the sympathetic attention which you gave him. Sincerely yours, Parker Gates 1661 Jersey Street

US Disunion of State and Faithful Citizenship[6]

In the Catholic Tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation. "People in every nation enhance the social dimension of their lives by acting as committed and responsible citizens" (Evangelii Gaudium, no. 220). The obligation to participate in political life is rooted in our baptismal commitment to follow Jesus Christ and to bear Christian witness in all we do. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us, "It is necessary that all participate, each according to his position and role, in promoting the common good. This obligation is inherent in the dignity of the human person. . .. As far as possible citizens should take an active part in public life" (nos. 1913-1915).

Attend a Horse Show[7]
February 13-23

Visit the  annual Arabian Horse Show in Scottsdale, Arizona to watch over 2,400 horses compete for a chance at winning the coveted gold title. In between the competitions, there are plenty of kids’ activities like an ice cream social, pony painting (ceramic ponies, not real ones), and art contests. And the best part, kids 17 and under are free.


Daily Devotions
·         Nineveh 90-54 day rosary day 32
·         Manhood of the Master-Day 5
·         Drops of Christ’s Blood
·         Iceman’s 40 devotion
·         Universal Man Plan



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