PROMOTES THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH TEACHINGS AND DOCTRINES The Devotion to the Hearts Of Jesus and Mary is the ultimate devotion . This is the summary of Fatima and Divine Mercy.
All will lead to the Sacraments of the Holy Apostolic Church.
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This ankle bone is the only actual archaeological evidence for a crucifixion.
Crucifixion was an almost unimaginably painful death. The best archaeological evidence for it is this ankle bone, with a nail driven in through from the side. His name was probably Yehohanan, he died in Roman Judea, his ‘crime’ is unknown.
💡Crucifixion is absolutely brutal, and as someone that's done a lot of research on it, it's not fun. It starts off with flogging, we find this in the bible as Jesus was crucified. The implement was made of multiple strips of leather with things like bones, rocks, and pieces of metal on the end designed to rip into your flesh and pull it off, to the point where your nerves would be peeled off, and your spine exposed, in some cases. And then you would carry the cross, or rather, the beam your arms are attached to.
Many Christian images portray Jesus as carrying the whole cross, with both beams, but it's only the one beam, the vertical beam stays in the same place so the Romans could execute more efficiently.
After arriving at the place, which many people don't do, they die before they even get there, they hang you up.
The most common method was to tie your hand and feet to the cross, after putting the horizontal beam into place, but nails, such as in the photo, were also often used, on the wrists and ankles, and then taken out post crucifixion to save on cost. Many people think that since the bible says the nails were driven into Jesus' hands and feet that it was his palms and mid feet, but no, the meaning of hands and feet included wrists and ankles when the bible was written.
This would not be a fun time, as your arms get pulled out of socket, and your torn up back is scraped against the incredibly rough wood, made worse by the fact you have to pull yourself up to get a breath, scraping your back again, and then letting yourself down, over and over, causing even more damage.
Most people died by asphyxiation, because they simply couldn't bring themselves up to breath anymore, but some died from bloodloss.
One way that the Romans occasionally sped up crucifixions was to break the person's legs, making it so they couldn't bring themselves up anymore, and they would die of asphyxiation.
The longest recorded time someone has been on a cross was at least a week.
And that's the typical crucifixion, after you die, you get taken down, and disposed of, hope you enjoyed the history lesson ~ ✔️info by [email protected]_is_very_cool
"Just want to share my home Altar, the main retablo and 2 side altars made from illustration board. This altar is dedicated in honor of the Virgin of the Most Holy Rosary"
“I wish to thank you all for your generosity and for your love for the church especially for the young people entrusted to your care”
-Most Rev. David William V. Antonio, to the Catechists of the Diocese.
—From “The First Society” bit.ly/2AoLLh3
When a large crowd gathered, with people from one town after another
journeying to Jesus, he spoke in a parable.
“A sower went out to sow his seed.
And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path and was trampled,
and the birds of the sky ate it up.
Some seed fell on rocky ground, and when it grew,
it withered for lack of moisture.
Some seed fell among thorns,
and the thorns grew with it and choked it.
And some seed fell on good soil, and when it grew,
it produced fruit a hundredfold.”
After saying this, he called out,
“Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear.”
Then his disciples asked him
what the meaning of this parable might be.
“Knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of God
has been granted to you;
but to the rest, they are made known through parables
so that they may look but not see, and hear but not understand.
“This is the meaning of the parable.
The seed is the word of God.
Those on the path are the ones who have heard,
but the Devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts
that they may not believe and be saved.
Those on rocky ground are the ones who, when they hear,
receive the word with joy, but they have no root;
they believe only for a time and fall away in time of temptation.
As for the seed that fell among thorns,
they are the ones who have heard, but as they go along,
they are choked by the anxieties and riches and pleasures of life,
and they fail to produce mature fruit.
But as for the seed that fell on rich soil,
they are the ones who, when they have heard the word,
embrace it with a generous and good heart,
and bear fruit through perseverance.”
Photos from Servant of GOD, Archbishop Teofilo Bastida Camomot's post
SEPTEMBER 17 2021
🔷To commemorate the 3RD YEAR DEATH ANNIVERSARY of REV. FR. LEONARDO A. POLINAR, PACEM MISSIONARIES (FOUNDER)., let us recall those words of wisdom from him.
◽INSPIRATION of GSK HEALING ONLINE
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THE MOST POWERFUL HEALING PRAYER BY ST. PADRE PIO:
Heavenly Father, I thank you for loving me.
I thank you for sending your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ,
to the world to save and to set me free.
I trust in your power and grace that sustain and restore me.
Loving Father, touch me now with your healing hands,
for I believe that your will is for me to be well in mind, body,
soul and spirit.
Cover me with the most precious blood of your Son, our Lord
Jesus Christ from the top of my head to the soles of my feet.
Cast anything that should not be in me.
Root out any unhealthy and abnormal cells.
Open any blocked arteries or veins and rebuild and replenish
any damaged areas.
Remove all inflammation and cleanse any infection by the
power of Jesus’ precious blood.
Let the fire of your healing love pass through my entire body
to heal and make new any diseased areas so that my body
will function the way you created it to function.
Touch also my mind and my emotion, even the deepest
recesses of my heart.
Saturate my entire being with your presence, love, joy, and
peace and draw me ever closer to you every moment of my life.
And Father, fill me with your Holy Spirit and empower me to
do your works so that my life will bring glory and honor to
your holy name. I ask this in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
I love this so much!
A very talented artist in Vietnam drew it. Consecration to St. Joseph is definitely one of the best things I have done in my life.
All for Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!
Below are a few links to the artist, as well as the webpage for Consecration to St. Joseph.
Giáo lý Sketching
PRAYERS TO OUR GUARDIAN ANGEL - SAINT PADRE PIO AND HIS GUARDIAN ANGEL
"Never forget the Guardian Angel who is always with you, never leaving you, whatever wrong you might do. "
-Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina feast day September 23
O most Faithful companion,
appointed by God to be my guide and protector,
and who art ever at my side,
what thanks can I offer thee for thy faithfulness and
and for all the benefits
which thou hast conferred upon me?
Thou watchest over me in sleep;
thou consolest me when I am sad;
thou liftest me up when I fall;
thou avertest the dangers that threaten me;
thou preparest me for the future;
thou withdrawest me from evil
and excitest me to good;
thou exhortest me to penance when I yield to temptation;
and reconcilest me to my offended God.
Long since should I have been cast into hell,
unless by thy prayers thou hadst averted from me the anger
Leave me not, then, I entreat thee;
but still comfort me in adversity,
restrain me in prosperity,
defend me in danger,
assist me in temptations,
lest at any time I fall a victim to them.
Offer to God my prayers and groanings,
and all my religious exercises,
and obtain for me the great gift of final perseverance,
and the grace to die in the friendship of my Creator,
and so to enter into life everlasting.
Standard Catholic Prayer for Guardian Angels
Angel of God, my guardian dear
to whom His love commits me here.
Ever this day be at my side
to light, and guard, to rule and guide.
qui custos es mei,
me, tibi commissum pietate superna,
rege et guberna.
PADRE PIO ON GUARDIAN ANGELS
*Padre Pio had the privilege of having his Guardian Angel visibly beside him all his life. He played with him when he was a child, and the Guardian Angel sang for him when he was sad.
"My Guardian Angel has been my friend since my infancy."
Padre Pio said about his Guardian Angel: "Little companion of my infancy, angiolino, angioletto, my secretary, inseparable companion, celestial person, celestial messenger, brother, friend, prevents danger, one of the family, translates for me the letters in other languages, I send him to console people suffering, prevents from stumbling, never lives us alone for an instant, from the cradle to the grave, even when we are sinning."
Padre Pio said about the Angels: "The Angels envy us for one thing only: they cannot suffer for God."
When Padre Pio was a young friar, he wrote a letter to his confessor in which he said: "When I close my eyes and the night comes, I can see the Heaven that appears in front of me. I am encouraged by this vision so I can sleep with a sweet smile on the lips and with a perfect calm on the forehead waiting my small companion of my infancy came to wake up me and start praying together prayers to the beloved of our hearts."
Padre Pio often recommended that if people wanted to send him a message or a petition they could send him their guardian angel. Fr. Dominic, who handled the American mail for Padre Pio, asked him: "Padre . . . a woman wants to know if she sends her Guardian Angel to you, does he come?" Padre Pio replied, "Tell her that her Angel is not like she is. Her Angel is very obedient, and when she sends him, he comes!"
"It will be a great joy when at the moment of death we will be able to see our Guardian Angel.
"Padre Pio once said to a person: "We will pray for your mother, so that the Guardian Angel will be with her in company."
"If the mission of our Guardian Angel is a great mission, the mission of mine is for sure greater than the others, because he has to be a teacher and explain to me other languages."
"The mission of my Guardian Angel includes explaining me other languages."
Padre Pio lived in close contact with his Guardian Angel, who taught him to translate letters in French and Greek. The Angel would keep Padre Pio up at night so that they could both chant God’s praises. Padre Pio’s Angel would also ease the pain that he suffered from beatings that he received from demons.
Padre Pio wrote the following to his spiritual director on November 5, 1912: "I cannot tell you the way these scoundrels [the demons] beat me. Sometimes I feel I am about to die. On Saturday, it seemed to me that they intended to put an end to me and I did not know what saint to invoke. I turned to my angel and after he had kept me waiting a while, there he was hovering close to me, singing hymns to the divine Majesty in his angelic voice. . . I rebuked him bitterly for having kept me waiting so long when I had not failed to call him to my assistance. To punish him, I did not want to look him in the face; I wanted to get away, to escape from him. But he, poor creature, caught up with me almost in tears and held me until I raised my eyes to his face and found him all upset. Then he said: "I am always close to you, my beloved young man . . ."
"Send the Guardian Angel. He doesn't pay a train ticket and doesn't consume shoes."
One winter, a spiritual daughter of Padre Pio was walking along a country road heavily covered with snow in which it was even difficult to walk to the Convent where the good Padre was waiting for her but was uncertain she would reach the Convent in time for the appointment. Full of faith, she prayed to her Guardian Angel to tell Padre Pio she would have arrived at the convent late because of the snow. When she finally reached the convent, she saw Padre Pio smiling, waiting for her behind a window.
"For whomever is alone, there is his Guardian Angel."
"Your Guardian Angel prays for you; offers to God all the good works you accomplish; your holy and pure desires."
A man narrated: "Padre Pio often stopped in the sacristy greeting his spiritual children and friends by kissing them. I looked with holy envy on those so fortunate and I thought: 'Blessed him! If I were him! Blessed! Blessed him!' On Christmas 1958, I knelt, in front of Padre Pio for confession. Afterwards, I looked at him and while full of emotion I asked him: 'Father, today is the Christmas day, can I wish you Merry Christmas by giving you a kiss?' And he, with a sweetness that I am not able to describe with the pen, smile at me and said: 'Hurry up, my child, don't make me waste time!' He also embraced me. I kissed him and as a bird, joyful, I went toward the exit full of celestial delights. And what can I say about some slaps on the head? Every time, before leaving from St. Giovanni Rotondo, I desired father Pio gave me a sign of particular predilection. In fact, I also wanted two small slaps on the head as two fatherly caresses. I have to underline that he never refused me anything I wanted to receive from him. One day, there were a lot of people in the sacristy of the small church and father Vincenzo exhorted, with his usual severity: 'don’t push, don’t shake Padre Pio’s hands go back'! I sadly thought: 'This time I will leave without having the blows on the head.' I didn’t want to resign me and I begged my Guardian Angel to become a messenger and to repeat these words to Padre Pio: 'Father, I desire the benediction and the two blows on the head, as usual, one for me and the other for my wife.' Padre Vincenzo was still repeating: 'don’t push Padre Pio . . . stay far from him!' Then Padre Pio started walking. I was in anxiety. I looked at him but I was sad. Suddenly Padre Pio came to me, he smiled and he gave me two taps and it made me also kiss his hand, 'I would like to give you a lot of slaps . . . a lot of slaps,' he told me the first time that I asked him for the small slaps."
"Oh, if all men could understand this great gift that God, assigned to us; this celestial spirit."
"May the desire to see this inseparable companion incite you to leave this body quickly."
"When you seem to be alone, here a friendly soul to whom you can unburden yourself and in whom you can confide your sorrows."
A woman was sitting in the square of the church of the Capuchins. The Church was closed. It was late and she prayed with the thought, and repeated with the heart: "Padre Pio, help me! Guardian Angel, please, go to tell Padre Pio to help me, otherwise my sister will die!" From the window above her, Padre Pio’s voice came: "Who is calling me at this time? What is the problem?" The woman told him about her sister’s illness. Padre Pio went in bilocation to the sick woman and healed her.
"Do not forget this invisible companion, always present to listen to you; always ready to console you."
"For people that live alone there is the Guardian Angel."
"Invoke your Guardian Angel that he will illuminate you and will guide you. God has given him to you for this reason. Therefore use him!"
Padre Pio, Letter, April 20, 1915: "Often repeat the beautiful prayer: 'Angel of God, my guardian to whom the goodness of the heavenly Father entrusts me, enlighten, protect and guide me now and forever.' "
"Invoke often this Guardian Angel, and repeat the beautiful prayer: 'Oh, Angel of God . . .' "
"What consolation when, at the moment of death, you will see this Angel, who accompanied you through life and was so liberal in maternal care."
"Often remember his presence; thank him; pray to him; respect him; be in constant fear of offending the purity of his gaze."
"Don’t write to me because I cannot answer you. Send me your Guardian Angel and I will do everything."
"Your Guardian Angel has reported to me some sentences that have made me understand your mistrust."
When asked, "How do you take care of the so many letters you receive?" The good Padre replied, "The Angel does his job."
One time, Padre Pio was asked: "All those Angels around you, don't they bother You?" He answered, "No. They are so obedient."
A person asked Padre Pio, "Father, are you able to hear what the Guardian Angels tell you?" And Padre Pio answered, "Of course! Do you think Angels are disobedient as you? Send me your Guardian Angel!"
An Italian-American from California used to pray to his Guardian Angel to tell his needs to Padre Pio. One day, after confession he asked Padre Pio if he really heard his Guardian Angel. "Do you think I am deaf?" And he repeated what he had told recently his Guardian Angel to tell Padre Pio.
Padre Lino Barbati sent his Guardian Angel to ask Padre Pio for the healing of a person. That person was not getting better. He asked Padre Pio: "Could it be that at times the Guardian Angel doesn't do what we ask him to do?" Padre Pio: "What? Are you thinking that he is disobedient like me and you?"
One of the spiritual children of Padre Pio said: "It seems that Padre Pio always listens to everybody who calls him." One evening, a group of friends arrived at San Giovanni Rotondo. They summarized the graces that they would have asked of Padre Pio, and they asked their Guardian Angels to bring their request to Padre Pio as soon as possible. The next day, after the Holy Mass, Padre Pio reproached them: "You do not leave me in peace even at night!" Watching Padre Pio’s smile they understood their prayer had been accepted.
Padre Eusebio Notte was with Padre Pio from 1960 to 1965
Padre Eusebio said: "I was going to London by plane, against Padre Pio’s suggestion not to use this mean of transport. When we were flying over the Channel, a violent storm put the aeroplane in danger. Amid the general terror I prayed and, without knowing what to do, I sent my Guardian Angel to Padre Pio. When I went back to St. Giovanni Rotondo I met Padre Pio who said to me, 'Are you well? Is everything OK?' I answered, 'I thought I’d die,' the saintly padre responded, 'then why don't you obey?' I responded 'But I have sent you my Guardian Angel . . . ' Padre Pio then said, 'Fortunately, he arrived just in time!' "
An Italian Lawyer named Attilio De Sanctis from Fano was driving back home to Bologna with his wife and two children. During the trip he fell asleep at the wheel. He woke up a few miles from home. He said, "Who drove my car?" The wife said, "You were still, and didn't answer to us, and you avoided several collisions at last second. Your driving was different from usual." Two months later he visited Padre Pio, who told him from afar: "You were asleep and the Guardian Angel drove your car." The mystery was solved.
"Father, my income doesn't allow me to come to see you as often as I'd like." "Who told you to come here? Don't you have your Guardian Angel? Tell him what you want, send him here, and you will have an answer right away."
Padre Alessio Parente
Padre Alessio approached Padre Pio with some letters in his hand in order to ask him something but Padre Pio told him abruptly, "Boy, leave me alone, don't you see that I am busy?" Padre Alessio went away mortified. Later, Padre Pio apologized and explained: "Didn't you see all those Angels who were with me? They are the Guardian Angels of my spiritual children who brought me their messages. I had to report to them the answers they needed."
Joe Peterson and Joe Peluso in 1988 visiting Padre Pio's birthplace
Joe Peterson was stationed in Foggia, Italy during WWII and met Padre Pio several times. When he returned to the States in Yonkers, N.Y., he lectured about Padre Pio throughout the Northeast for 40 years to more than 4,000 parishes, religious classes, and Catholic high schools. He was a member of the Padre Pio Foundation's Board of Directors.
Joe Peluso, from a very small town in Pennsylvania, was stationed in Foggia, Italy during WWII and met Padre Pio on October 6, 1944. He visited with him several times for the next ten months, until his Army unit was transferred to France on July 15, 1945. He met also Padre Pio's father Grazio, his brother Michael, and Michael's daughter Pia, and her fiance Mario. He returned to Italy in 1988 as member of the Padre Pio Foundation of America in Cromwell, CT, for a documentary on Padre Pio's birthplace.
"Joe, when the war is over and you return to the United States, tell the American people that for those who would like me to be their spiritual father, my answer is yes. I accept all Americans as my spiritual children. I only have two requirements - that they lead very good Catholic lives and that they regularly receive the sacraments. And please, tell them never to embarrass me in front of Jesus and Mary. You must tell them, Joe." Joe made a slide show presentation of Padre Pio's life and over the years he showed it to thousands of people. Joe died in 1996 after having spent 50 years sharing the message of Padre Pio with more people than he could have imagined.
"Joe, pick a name for your Guardian Angel and call him by the name always. When you send him to me, he will come instantly."
"All of Paradise is close to the altar when I say Mass."
"The angels attend my Mass In legions."
"The angels around the altar adore and love."
"The Holy Virgin assists me."
sinners; nothing special except for the fact that we are all God's children.
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