World Cancer Day-Homemade Soup Day
Romans, Chapter 4, Verse 9-22
this blessedness apply only to the circumcised, or to the uncircumcised as
well? Now we assert that “FAITH was
credited to Abraham as righteousness.” 10
Under what circumstances was it credited? Was he circumcised or not? He was not
circumcised, but uncircumcised. 11
And he received the sign of circumcision as a seal on the righteousness
received through faith while he was
uncircumcised. Thus he was to be the father of all the uncircumcised who
believe, so that to them [also] righteousness might be credited, 12 as well as the father of the
circumcised who not only are circumcised, but also follow the path of faith that our father Abraham walked
while still uncircumcised. Inheritance through Faith. 13 It was not
through the law that the promise was made to Abraham and his descendants that
he would inherit the world, but through the righteousness that comes from faith. 14 For
if those who adhere to the law are the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. 15
For the law produces wrath;
but where there is no law, neither is there violation. 16 For this reason, it depends on faith, so that it may be a gift, and the
promise may be guaranteed to all his descendants, not to those who only adhere
to the law but to those who follow the faith
of Abraham, who is the father of all of us, 17
as it is written, “I have made you father of many nations.” He is our father in
the sight of God, in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls
into being what does not exist. 18
He believed, hoping against hope, that he would become “the father of
many nations,” according to what was said, “Thus shall your descendants be.” 19 He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body as
[already] dead (for he was almost a hundred years old) and the dead womb of
Sarah. 20 He did not doubt God’s promise in
rather, he was empowered by faith and
gave glory to God 21
and was fully convinced that what he had promised he was also able to do. 22
That is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.”
The last ceremonial act of
the Time after Epiphany is the bittersweet farewell, or depositio, to
the word "Alleluia," which is suppressed for seventy days in the
traditional Roman rite from Septuagesima Sunday until Holy Saturday night. This
ceremony usually takes after the office of none (i.e., around 3 p.m.) on the
Saturday before Septuagesima Sunday (see Depositio).
Conditions to Fulfill the First
There are five
requirements to obtain this promise from the Immaculate Heart of Mary. On five
consecutive first Saturdays of the month, one should:
Have the intention of consoling the Immaculate Heart in a spirit of reparation.
Go to confession (within eight days before or after the first Saturday).
Receive Holy Communion.
Say five decades of the Holy Rosary.
Meditate for 15 minutes on the mysteries of the Holy Rosary
with the goal of
keeping Our Lady company (for example, while in church or before an image or
statue of Our Lady).
Why Five Saturdays?
Our Lord appeared to Sr.
Lucia on May 29, 1930 and gave her the reason behind the five Saturdays
devotion. It is because there are five types of offenses and blasphemies
committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary:
Blasphemies against the Immaculate Conception
Blasphemies against Our Lady’s perpetual virginity
Blasphemies against her divine maternity, in refusing at the same time to
recognize her as the Mother of men
Blasphemies of those who publicly seek to sow in the hearts of children,
indifference or scorn or even hatred of their Immaculate Mother
Offenses of those who outrage Our Lady directly in her holy images
Never think that Jesus is
indifferent to whether or not His mother is honored!
World Cancer Day
World Cancer Day aims to save lives by raising awareness and educating the population about cancer. The day also serves to pressure governments and individuals to take action in order to prevent, treat and control cancers. Cancer is a heterogeneous group of diseases that result from abnormal cell growth and have the potential to spread to other parts of the body. On February 4, 2000, World Cancer Day was officially established by the Paris Charter at the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millennium in Paris. The Paris Charter sought to promote research for a cure, prevention, services for patients and support from the global community.
World Cancer Day Facts & Quotes
Breast, lung and prostate
cancer are the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States.
Approximately 70% of patients with lung cancer die, while only 16% and 14% of
patients with breast and prostate cancer suffer the same fate.
Childhood cancers are not
common. Less than 1% of all cancer diagnoses in a given year will be for a
child under the age of 15.
· Since cancer knows no boundaries, and individual countries cannot address the challenges of cancer in isolation, a new cooperative approach to research, advocacy, prevention and treatment must be established. - Paris Charter
World Cancer Day Top Events and Things to
Watch a documentary about
cancer and cancer related topics. Some of our favorites are: Understanding Cancer: The Enemy Within, Cancer: The Forbidden Cures and The Quest
for the Cures: Cancer.
Understand the risks of
smoking and urge those that you know to quit smoking. Smoking is the cause of
22% of the cancers every year.
Donate to cancer research
organizations. The American
Cancer Society accepts donations that
help with patient treatment and exhaustive research in the hopes of curing
Join the fundraising
activities to support cancer victims, their families and the continued research
efforts to find a cure. Many communities offer Walks for the Cure and
other types of fundraising events that can support cancer survivors or those
currently in treatment.
Learn to recognize some
of the general signs and symptoms of cancer. Although the signs and symptoms
differ from cancer type, these are some of the American Cancer Society's
general signs and symptoms:
1) the presence of an obvious mass (a bump)
2) unexplained weight loss
3) loss of appetite
4) frequent fevers
Homemade Soup Day
When the cold winter winds are blowing and snow falls around your feet, nothing takes the chill away like a bowl of homemade soup! You may think that to make a pot of simmering heaven you would need to be highly skilled in the kitchen and have all day free. This couldn’t be farther from the truth! With some well used short cuts and easy, beginner-friendly recipes all over the internet, there is no reason why you can’t impress family and friends alike with a wonderful creation to celebrate Homemade Soup Day! Soup has been warming the stomachs of the masses for nearly 9000 years! It’s about time there was a day devoted to it! Not just any soup mind you. Do not even think about opening a boring, bland can of soup on Homemade Soup Day. It’s all about the fresh, easy, homemade kind of soup! It’s a good thing that it falls in one of the coldest months of the year, near the end of winter (or so we hope the end is near!). Meals and snacks can get a little boring and repetitive when there isn’t the abundance of fresh offerings. Taking some time to put together a pot of soup is a great way to break up the monotony. What are your favorite flavors? There are many easy recipes out there. Make some chicken soup, or tomato, or maybe something more adventurous? That is what today is all about. Experiment and try something new.
How to celebrate Homemade Soup Day
You would think
that the how to celebrate part of this day would be simple – just pour a bowl
and tuck on in, right? Well, that is part of it but not all of it. If you are
new to creating culinary masterpieces you can use this day as a motivation to
try something new. Already a kitchen wizard? Use today to gather up some
friends and have a tasting of several different homemade soups. Or better yet
have a cook off! Each friend shows up with their own homemade masterpiece and
you and your friends have a lively night of fun to see whose soup is crowned
Looking for some inspiration? Try this recipe on for size!
32 oz Chicken Broth
4 c water
3 cups bite-size chicken
2 t seasoning
1/2 of a 12 oz. bag
2c frozen vegetables
(corn, peas, etc)
· Salt and pepper
In large stock pot, add
broth, water, chicken, and seasonings. (Add more seasoning to taste, if
desired.) Bring to a boil.
Add egg noodles and
continue boiling to cook noodles as directed on package. Soup is ready to serve
when noodles are done. Season with salt and pepper to taste, or allow your
guests to season their own.
Set this on the table
with a loaf of dark bread and you have a meal worthy of being part of the
celebration for Homemade Soup Day!
of the Catholic Church
PART THREE: LIFE IN CHRIST
SECTION TWO-THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Chapter 2 “You shall love your neighbor as
Article 5-THE FIFTH COMMANDMENT
You shall not kill.
You have heard that it was said to the men of old, "You shall not kill: and whoever kills shall be liable to judgment." But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment.
"Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative
action of God and it remains forever in a special relationship with the
Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning
until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right
directly to destroy an innocent human being."