Wednesday, September 23, 2020
DAY 40 - MARY, QUEEN OF APOSTLES, PRAY FOR US
PRAY A ROSARY
- Rosary of the Day: Glorious Mysteries
- Traditional 54 Day Rotation: Joyful Mysteries
St. Michael the Archangel, we honor you as a powerful protector of the Church and guardian of our souls. Inspire us with your humility, courage and strength that we may reject sin and perfect our love for our Heavenly Father.In your strength and humility, slay the evil and pride in our hearts so that nothing will keep us from God.St. Michael the Archangel, pray that we may be blessed by God with the zeal to live our lives in accordance with Christ's teachings.St. Michael the Archangel, you are the prince of angels but in your humility, you recognized that God is God and you are but His servant. Unlike Satan, you were not overcome with pride but were steadfast in humility. Pray that we will have this same humility.It is in the spirit of that humility that we ask for your intercession for our petitions... (Petition: Protect our nation from unGodly liberals gaining power and control)Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
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PADRE PIO- -BISEXUAL DAY
I sent the brothers
so that our boast about you might not prove empty in this case, so that you
might be ready, as I said, 4 for
FEAR that if any Macedonians come with me and find you not ready we
might be put to shame (to say nothing of you) in this conviction.
Christ died for all. This was Paul’s message, yet he was not blind to cultural distrusts, nor should we be: we should be aware of them and work to bring the peace of Christ to all.
once [Jesus] spoke to them, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.”
Indian nationalists hate Muslims, Christians, Whites, Asians and Blacks. Really everyone who is not a Hindu. Chinese nationalists hate Whites, Blacks, Jews, Southeast Asians and the non-Han people of China. Remember Huax? Korean nationalists hate Japanese, Chinese, Whites, Jews, and Blacks. Remember Hacienda? Vietnamese nationalists hate the Chinese. Arab nationalists hate Jews and Iranians. With a passion! The worst ones hate Assyrians, Kurds and Berbers also. Lebanese Christian nationalists hate Arabs and Muslims in general and they especially hate Palestinians and Syrians. Armenian nationalists hate the Azeris and the Turks. Assyrian nationalists hate Muslims in general, Arabs and Turks. Russian nationalists pretty much hate everyone who is not a non-Nordic and non-Slavic Whites. Particular hatred is reserved for Jews, Muslims, Caucasians, Armenians and Asians. Ukrainian nationalists hate Russians, Jews and apparently Poles. Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Finnish nationalists hate Russians. Polish hate Russians and Jews. German nationalists hate Jews. Kurdish nationalists hate Turks, Arabs and Iranians. They also in general hate Shia and Yezidi Kurds. Castillian nationalists hate Basques, Asturians, Galicians and Catalans. Crimean Tatar nationalists hate Russians. English nationalists hate the Irish and Catholics in general. Argentine nationalists hate the British and Jews. Uighur nationalists hate the Chinese. Basque nationalists hate the Castillians and the French. Catalan nationalists hate the Castillians. Occitan, Breton and Corsican nationalists hate the French. Venetian nationalists hate the Italians. Valencian nationalists hate the Catalans and the Castillians. Circassian nationalists hate Russians. Rusyn nationalists hate Ukrainians. Nepali nationalists hate Indians. Hawaiian nationalists hate Whites. Indonesian nationalists hate Christians and Chinese. Filipino nationalists hate the Chinese. Malay nationalists hate Christians and the Chinese. Irish nationalists hate the English and Protestants in particular. Georgian nationalists hate the Abkhazians and the Ossetians. Hungarian, Bulgarian and Romanian nationalists hate Jews and Gypsies. Northern Italian nationalists hate Muslims and Southern Italians. Serbian nationalists hate Muslims, Hungarians, Rusyns, Muslim Bosnians, Albanians and Croats. Croatian nationalists hate Serbs the most but there is some hatred towards Bosnian Muslims. Albanian nationalists hate Serbs, Gypsies, Macedonians and Greeks. Macedonian nationalists hate Muslims, Albanians and Greeks. Pashtun nationalists hate the Hazara. Pakistani nationalists hate Indian Hindus. Greek nationalists hate Turks, Jews and Albanians. Turkish nationalists hate Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks, Russians, Christians and Jews. Iranian or Persian nationalists hate the US, the British and especially Arabs. Black nationalists mostly just hate Whites. Jewish nationalists hate non-Jews in general, particularly Christians, Muslims, Arabs, Turks, Iranians, Germans, Poles, Russians and Blacks. Japanese nationalists hate Blacks, Chinese, Koreans and Southeast Asians. Honestly everyone who is not Japanese. Mongolian nationalists frankly hate everyone who is not a Mongolian. Thai nationalists hate Cambodians and Burmese. Everybody hates the Roma. Haha.
Feast of St. Pio
Padre Pio was born Francesco Forgione on May 25, 1887, in Pietrelcina, Italy, into a simple peasant family. At the age of 15 he entered the Capuchin Franciscan Friars, and was ordained a priest in 1910. In September 1916 he was assigned to the Friary in San Giovanni Rotondo in central Italy, where he lived for the rest of his life. After celebrating morning Mass on September 20, 1918, during his prayers of thanksgiving before the Crucifix, Padre Pio received the "Stigmata". His hands, feet and side were pierced with the nail marks and the lance wound of the Crucified Christ. Doctors estimated that for the next 50 years he lost a cup of blood every day. His five wounds were deep, bleeding and painful, but completely free of inflammation and swelling. News of his holiness spread rapidly. Millions of people attended his Masses. He received letters from believers all over the world who asked for his saintly counsel in their times of distress and misfortune. Countless were attracted to his confessional, where he celebrated the Sacrament of Penance for as many as 16 hours a day. People waited as much as two weeks to have him hear their confession, for they perceived in Padre Pio the true heart and soul of the Gospels, expressed in a simple and uncomplicated manner. His whole life was marked by long hours of prayer, continual sacrifice, and strict austerity. He had a very deep union with God, a burning love for the Holy Eucharist, and a fervent devotion to Our Blessed Mother. Worn out by half a century of intense suffering and constant apostolic activity in San Giovanni Rotondo, Padre Pio was called to his heavenly reward on September 23, 1968. He was canonized a Saint by Pope John Paul II on June 16, 2002. Today his tomb is the most visited shrine in Europe, surpassing even Fatima and Lourdes — a place of extraordinary holiness for those in search of inspiration.
Things to Do:
· St. Pio is a saint of the last century, so there are many pictures and biographies to read more about his life. Having this gift of the stigmata was very hard on his life — both physically and emotionally. Find out more about the stigmata and his other mystical gifts, such as bilocation. St. Pio also had great devotion to his guardian angel.
· From the Catholic Culture library: Biography of Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, The Devil and Padre Pio, Five Maxims for Living a Devout Life and His Wounds Spoke of God's Love for All. There are many other documents in the library which may be found by searching for "pio".
Gracious God, you generously blessed Your servant, Padre Pio, with the gifts of the Spirit. You marked his body with the five wounds of Christ Crucified, as a powerful witness to the saving Passion and Death of Your Son, and as a stirring inspiration to many people of Your infinite mercy, forgiveness and love.
In the confessional, Padre Pio labored endlessly for the salvation of souls. Through his prayerful intercession, many who suffered were healed of sickness and disease. Endowed with the gift of discernment, he could read people's hearts. From the blood of his wounds came a perfumed fragrance, a special sign of Your Holy Presence. With dignity and intense devotion, he celebrated daily Mass, inviting countless men and women to a greater union with Jesus Christ, in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.
Through the intercession of Saint Pio, I confidently beseech You to grant me the grace of (here state your petition). Help me to imitate his example of prayerful holiness and compassion, so that I, too, may faithfully follow the Risen Lord, and one day rejoice in the Kingdom, where You live and reign forever and ever. Amen.
Bisexuality Day another pagan celebration of sexuality
Celebrate Bisexuality Day was established by Wendy Curry, Michael Page, and Gigi Raven Wilbur to raise awareness of the challenges faced by bisexuals all over the world. “Ever since the Stonewall rebellion, the gay and lesbian community has grown in strength and visibility.” observed Wilbur, “The bisexual community also has grown in strength but in many ways are invisible.” It was this vision and experiences of marginalization and prejudice experienced from both the straight and LGBTQ community, that inspired them to create this new holiday. Inspired by Freddy Mercury of Queen, they decided that his birthday would be the perfect day to establish Celebrate Bisexuality Day. This served two purposes, the first being to establish a day that was dedicated to raising awareness of bisexuals everywhere, the second being to help reduce the prejudice faced by bisexuals and work to legitimize it as a sexual orientation. Since then it has been celebrated every year with teach-ins, poetry reading, parties, picnics, and festivals.
Catechism of the Catholic Church
2332 Sexuality affects all aspects of the human person in the unity of his body and soul. It especially concerns affectivity, the capacity to love and to procreate, and in a more general way the aptitude for forming bonds of communion with others.
2336 Jesus came to restore creation to the purity of its origins. In the Sermon on the Mount, he interprets God's plan strictly: "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.' But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart." What God has joined together, let not man put asunder. The tradition of the Church has understood the sixth commandment as encompassing the whole of human sexuality.
means the successful integration of sexuality within the person and thus the
inner unity of man in his bodily and spiritual being. Sexuality, in which man's
belonging to the bodily and biological world is expressed, becomes personal and
truly human when it is integrated into the relationship of one person to
another, in the complete and lifelong mutual gift of a man and a woman. The
virtue of chastity therefore involves the integrity of the person and the
integrality of the gift.
2353 Fornication is carnal union between an
unmarried man and an unmarried woman. It is gravely contrary to the dignity of
persons and of human sexuality which is naturally ordered to the good of
spouses and the generation and education of children. Moreover, it is a grave
scandal when there is corruption of the young.
2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between
women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward
persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the
centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely
unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts
as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that "homosexual
acts are intrinsically disordered." They are contrary to the natural law.
They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a
genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they
2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated
homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively
disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with
respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in
their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will
in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the
Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.
2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the
virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support
of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and
should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.
2360 Sexuality is ordered to the conjugal love of man and
woman. In marriage the physical intimacy of the spouses becomes a sign and
pledge of spiritual communion. Marriage bonds between baptized persons are
sanctified by the sacrament.
2361 "Sexuality, by means of which man and woman give themselves to one another through the acts which are proper and exclusive to spouses, is not something simply biological, but concerns the innermost being of the human person as such. It is realized in a truly human way only if it is an integral part of the love by which a man and woman commit themselves totally to one another until death."
Tobias got out of bed and said to Sarah,
"Sister, get up, and let us pray and implore our Lord that he grant us
mercy and safety." So, she got up, and they began to pray and implore that
they might be kept safe. Tobias began by saying, "Blessed are you, O God
of our fathers. You made Adam, and for him you made his wife Eve as a helper
and support. From the two of them the race of mankind has sprung. You said, 'It
is not good that the man should be alone; let us make a helper for him like
himself.' I now am taking this kinswoman of mine, not because of lust, but with
sincerity. Grant that she and I may find mercy and that we may grow old
together." And they both said, "Amen, Amen." Then they went to
sleep for the night.
2362 "The acts in marriage by which the intimate and chaste union of the spouses takes place are noble and honorable; the truly human performance of these acts fosters the self-giving they signify and enriches the spouses in joy and gratitude." Sexuality is a source of joy and pleasure:
The Creator himself. . .
established that in the [generative] function, spouses should experience pleasure
and enjoyment of body and spirit. Therefore, the spouses do nothing evil in
seeking this pleasure and enjoyment. They accept what the Creator has intended
for them. At the same time, spouses should know how to keep themselves within
the limits of just moderation.
2370 Periodic continence, that is, the methods of birth regulation based on self-observation and the use of infertile periods, is in conformity with the objective criteria of morality. These methods respect the bodies of the spouses, encourage tenderness between them, and favor the education of an authentic freedom. In contrast, "every action which, whether in anticipation of the conjugal act, or in its accomplishment, or in the development of its natural consequences, proposes, whether as an end or as a means, to render procreation impossible" is intrinsically evil:
Thus, the innate language that expresses
the total reciprocal self-giving of husband and wife is overlaid, through
contraception, by an objectively contradictory language, namely, that of not
giving oneself totally to the other. This leads not only to a positive refusal
to be open to life but also to a falsification of the inner truth of conjugal
love, which is called upon to give itself in personal totality. . .
The difference, both anthropological and moral, between contraception and
recourse to the rhythm of the cycle.. . involves in the final analysis two
irreconcilable concepts of the human person and of human sexuality.
2395 Chastity means the integration of sexuality within the person. It includes an apprenticeship in self-mastery.
2396 Among the sins gravely contrary to chastity are
masturbation, fornication, pornography, and homosexual practices.
35 Promises of God cont.
“I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it. If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever.”-John 14:13-16
Every Wednesday is Dedicated to St. Joseph
The Italian culture has always had a close association with St. Joseph perhaps you could make Wednesdays centered around Jesus’s Papa. Plan an Italian dinner of pizza or spaghetti after attending Mass as most parishes have a Wednesday evening Mass. You could even do carry out to help restaurants. If you are adventurous you could do the Universal Man Plan: St. Joseph style. Make the evening a family night perhaps it could be a game night. Whatever you do make the day special.
· Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus