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St. James the Greater is the brother of St. John the Apostle, and was one of Jesus's original 12 Apostles. The title "Greater" was added to distinguish him from St. James the Lesser, and is believed not to concern status or holiness, but physical height. Besides being the son of Zebedee, what is known of St. James's life comes after he and his brother were called to leave their father and their nets and follow after Jesus. James was one of the three apostles invited to witness the miraculous Transfiguration of Christ on Mount Tabor. As well, his righteous anger at seeing a Samaritan town reject Jesus inspired him to ask Jesus to call down fire on the town, which Jesus gently rebuked. Following Christ's Resurrection and Ascension, James preached the Gospel across the Roman empire before traveling to Spain, where he spread the Gospel for many years. The famous "Camino de Santiago" pilgrimage path in Spain is named in his honor (Santiago is Spanish for James). At the end of his life, James returned to Jerusalem, where he was the first apostle to be martyred. His feast day is July 25th.
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Sunday July 25th, 2021. 10:30 am Mass. 17th Sunday in ordinary time
Domingo 25 de Julio, 2021
La sucesión es por imposición de manos, no sólo autinombrarse pastor para cobrar un diezmo que pertenecía a los levitas del pueblo judío
Do you ever measure your prayer time by how much you “get out of it”? We all do this, welcoming the presence of God, just hoping to receive some big revelation or maybe even a warm, fuzzy feeling. “While it was still dark” on Easter morning, there was no such feeling.
St. Mary Magdalene hikes to the tomb of her crucified Lord. Do you ever feel discouraged, like Jesus can’t hear you? Imagine praying in front of His dead body. Yet Mary did not go to the tomb to feel something, but to see Someone.
Mary goes to the tomb for Jesus, even though He has died. Mary stayed beneath the cross and wept while He suffered, and still will not leave His side in the silence. Prayer, for St. Mary Magdalene, is not about receiving a reward but about loving a Person. She seeks the One whom her heart loves.
Mary cries at the sight of an empty tomb, thinking someone has stolen Christ’s body. The angels question her and she responds, “they have taken MY Lord.” Jesus, who she thinks is a gardener, questions her tears next. She still does not say she is weeping because her Lord has died, but rather because someone took him away. Mary lived in the moment with Jesus. She mourned his death, and still wanted to be with his sacred body. Our lives are never supposed to be waiting periods for God to do the “next big thing.” Only when we truly accept each moment as it comes as significant for our relationship with our Redeemer, does God bring new life to this valley of tears.
Jesus calls out to her, “Mary!” and she knows it is Him. St. Mary Magdalene was faithful in desolation, and thus prepared for this most wonderful consolation.
We adore a Resurrected Lord, who has called us by name. If you seek new life, you must first seek the giver of life. If He speaks, show up. If He is silent, show up. If all you can see is the empty tomb, trust that He is right behind you. The best thing we can get out of prayer is not an epiphany nor an emotion, but Emmanuel Himself- God with us.
Reflection by a CFR Affiliate
"Curación de Dios".
Su nombre no solo se refiere a la salud del cuerpo, sino también a la salud del alma.
Su nombre, y las historias bíblicas donde es mencionado, han dado a San Rafael arcángel el papel de sanador.
Representa el aspecto de Dios que ayuda al ser humano a mantener el balance de las emociones y la salud del cuerpo.
¿Cuáles son los atributos del arcángel Rafael y qué significan?
El arcángel Rafael casi siempre es representado como un peregrino.
Glorioso amado mío,
de tu poderosa intercesión ante Dios espero el bien,
haz pues que consiga su favor, su gracia y salvación;
príncipe de la Gloria,
Mensajero del Altísimo y gozo de los afligidos,
por el gran amor que a diario nos demuestras,
recibe mis plegarias y hazlas llegar ante el trono de Dios.
ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
My Jesus, I believe that Thou art present
in the Blessed Sacrament. I love Thee above all things and I desire Thee in my soul.
Since I cannot now receive Thee sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
As though thou wert already there,
I embrace Thee and unite myself wholly to Thee; permit not that I should ever be separated from Thee.
#CatolickCLICK | Qué belleza! Un reflejo de la Santa Eucaristía.
“Alabado seas, mi Señor, en todas tus criaturas, especialmente en el señor hermano sol, por quien nos das el día y nos iluminas. Y es bello y radiante con gran esplendor, de ti, Altísimo, lleva significación”.
San Francisco de Asís
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Dios mío, Trinidad que adoro, ayúdame a olvidarme enteramente de mí misma para establecerme en Ti, inmóvil y apacible como si mi alma estuviera ya en la eternidad; que nada pueda turbar mi paz, ni hacerme salir de Ti, mi imutable, sino que cada minuto me lleve más lejos en la profundidad de tu misterio. Pacífica mi alma, haz de ella tu cielo, tu morada amada y el lugar de tu reposo, que yo no te dejé jamás sólo en ella, sino que yo esté allí enteramente, totalmente despierta en mi fe, en adoración entregada sin reservas a tu acción creadora.
Santa Isabel de la Trinidad
SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, B
Domingo 18 de Julio, 2021
The Month of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus
The month of July traditionally honors the Most Precious Blood of Jesus. It is the blood of Christ, the Lamb of God, which cleanses us from sin—therefore the Church developed a devotion to Jesus' physical blood and its mystical power, just as it did for His Sacred Heart from which His blood poured out on the Cross. The Precious Blood of Jesus courses through the Church spiritually, giving eternal life to the Body of Christ through the sacraments. Many saints had a devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus, especially St. Catherine of Siena. Devotion to the Precious Blood spread widely through the preaching of Saint Gaspar del Bufalo, who was a 19th-century priest and the founder of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. This devotion was later approved and recommended by the Holy See. The feast day of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus is July 1st.
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𝐈𝐧 𝐄𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐌𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭
The simple holiness of St. Therese of Lisieux was marked by doing small things out of love for God.
To do tasks with love we must be completely present to the moment at hand. We cannot be preoccupied with thoughts of the past or try to control our future. When we do so we fall into unwanted anxiety and fear.
Our God can be found in the present moment and we need only to be attentive and lift our hearts to Him in small ways.
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El sucesor de Pedro y el Vicario de Jesucristo, suprema cabeza de la Iglesia en la tierra, oficio que cumple en virtud de la comisión de Cristo, y con poderes vicarios derivados de Él
Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Pray for us!
Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Pray for us!
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary associated with the Carmelite Order. The first Carmelites lived as hermits on Mt. Carmel in the Holy Land beginning in the 12th century. In the middle of their hermitages they built a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary, who became the protectress of the Carmelites under the title of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to a Carmelite hermit, St. Simon Stock, under this title and gave him a piece of cloth—the brown scapular—as a sacramental to be worn by the faithful to whom she promised her special protection. At the apparitions in Fatima, in addition to appearing as Our Lady of the Rosary, the Virgin Mary appeared as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Her feast day is July 16th.
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Thursday Holy Hour and Eucharistic Adoration/Benediction 5.00pm - 6.00pm
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐡𝐢𝐜 𝐃𝐨𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫
St. Bonaventure was a 13th century Bishop whose mystical and approachable writings elevated him to the title of Doctor of the Church.
Not much is known about his early life however, we know that he entered into the Franciscan Order at 22 years old. During his time in the Order he helped to hold together the tenants given by St. Francis of Assisi at its inception as well preaching and teaching in a way that has left a lasting mark on the Church.
St. Bonaventure died during the Second Council of Lyon just one year after being elevated to the position of Bishop of Albano.
His mystical writings and theology have earned him the title of the "𝘚𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘤 𝘋𝘰𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳."
#CatolickCLICK | Luego los protestantes se atrevieron a quitarles libros, gracias a ellos USTEDES tienen biblia así de accesible, los católicos hicieron el trabajo duro de recopilar los libros y dividirlo en versículos y capítulos hasta que los protestantes se tomaron el atrevimiento de copiar el trabajo ya hecho y quitarle libros.
Se tenía que decir y se dijo...🤭
¿Y a tí?
St. Kateri Tekakwitha, also known as the 'Lily of the Mohawks,' was born in present-day New York. Her father was a Mohawk chief, and her mother an Algonquin who had been converted to the Christian faith by Jesuit missionaries. When Kateri was four years old, a smallpox epidemic killed her entire family and left her partially blind, disfigured, and crippled. She was raised by her uncle, who detested the Christians. As she grew up, Kateri longed for the Catholic faith of her mother, and was very drawn to the missionaries evangelizing near her village. At the age of twenty she was baptized with the name Catherine (which was translated as “Kateri”) after St. Catherine of Siena. Her uncle opposed her conversion to Christianity, and as a result she was ostracized by her people and treated harshly. When it was clear that her life was in danger, a priest helped her flee to a French Jesuit mission in Montreal, Canada—a journey of over 200 miles alone and on foot. There she lived a solitary life of prayer and penance, rejecting an opportunity for marriage. Her great sanctity, virtue, and love for Christ amazed everyone who knew her. She was also known as a miracle-worker. Kateri died of illness at the age of twenty-four. She was beatified by Pope St. John Paul II in 1980, and canonized in 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI as the first Native American saint. Kateri is the patron saint of environmentalists, orphans, exiles, and those who are ridiculed for their piety. Her feast day is July 14.
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Dia 195 de 365
El miedo cuando te roba la paz nunca viene de Dios. Por mas incierto que pueda parecer el futuro siempre hay solución. Confía tus temores a Dios que si las cosas no están en tus manos El sabrá lo que es mejor para ti.
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Saint Henry II was born to the Duke of Bavaria and the Princess of Burgundy. He was a pious child and was given the education of a priest. However, his destiny changed when he succeeded his father as the Duke of Bavaria and took a holy woman as his wife. Upon the sudden death of his cousin he also became the King of Germany. Then, in 1014 A.D. he was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in St. Peter's Basilica by Pope Benedict VIII. St. Henry was determined to rule the empire with justice for the greater glory of God. He was known for his virtue and great faith; when entering any town, he would first pray in a church dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. He also invoked the saints to help him in battle against pagan armies. He did much good for his subjects and for the Church, and was graced with many mystical experiences. He and his wife, St. Cunegundes, observed perfect chastity during their marriage and therefore remained childless. Henry tried to enter a monastery after the death of his wife, however, his application was refused because it was thought he would continue to do much good if he remained in the world. St. Henry is the patron of dukes, kings, childless people, the handicapped, and people rejected by religious orders. His feast day is July 13th.
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San Benito Abad, destierra de nuestra vida, de nuestra casa, las asechanzas del maligno espíritu. Líbranos de funestas herejías, de malas lenguas y hechicerías. Pídele al Señor, remedie nuestras necesidades espirituales y corporales. Pídele también por el progreso de la santa Iglesia Católica; y porque mi alma no muera en pecado mortal, para que así confiado en Tu poderosa intercesión, pueda algún día en el cielo, cantar las eternas alabanzas.
PRAYER WHEN UNABLE TO ATTEND DAILY MASS
Saint John Vianney - Cure d'Ars said:
"If we are deprived of Sacramental Communion, let us replace it, as far as we can, by spiritual Communion, which we can make every moment; for we ought to have always a burning desire to receive the good God. Communion is to the soul like blowing a fire that is beginning to go out, but that still has plenty of hot embers; we blow, and the fire bums again. After the reception of the Sacraments, when we feel ourselves slacken in the love of God, let us have recourse at once to spiritual Communion. When we cannot come to church, let us turn towards the tabernacle: a wall cannot separate us from the good God; let us ... make a spiritual Communion. We can receive the good God only once a day; a soul on fire with love supplies for this by the desire to receive Him every moment."
Go, my Angel Guardian dear,
To Holy Church for me, the Mass to hear.
Go, kneel devoutly at my place
And treasure for me every grace.
At the Offertory time
Please offer me to God Divine.
All I have and all I am,
Present it with the Precious Lamb.
Adore for me the great Oblation.
Pray for all I hold most dear
Be they far or be they near.
Remember too, my own dear dead
For whom Christ's Precious Blood was shed.
And at Communion bring to me
Christ's Flesh and Blood, my food to be.
To give me strength and holy grace
A pledge to see Him face to face
And when the Holy Mass is done
Then with His blessing, come back home.
St. Veronica is one of the holy women of Jerusalem who accompanied Jesus on the Way of the Cross. Out of her sorrow and compassion she offered Jesus her veil to wipe the blood and sweat from his face as He carried the cross on the way to His crucifixion. In gratitude for her simple yet gracious act, Jesus left an image of His face on the cloth. According to tradition, Veronica afterwards went to Rome and brought the cloth with her. This piece of cloth, known as Veronica's Veil, has been venerated as a holy and miraculous image of Jesus Christ ever since. It has been kept since ancient times in St. Peter's Basilica. On the Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross) in Jerusalem there is a small chapel called the Chapel of the Holy Face that was built on the site of St. Veronica's home and the location where the miracle took place. St. Veronica's feast day is July 12th.
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Domingo 11 de Julio, 2021
Revo is our teaching environment for 6th–12th grade students. Each week, students experience a combination of music, games, teaching, and interaction with a dedicated small group of peers. https://twc.church/rally-nights-2021/
We want to equip leaders with the skills necessary to reach people for Christ.
Saturday Service: 5:30pm Sunday Services: 9:30am & 11:15am We're a group of every day people who are dedicated to making a difference in our community!
Private, christian day school, serving ages 2 years old to 6 years old.
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