Restore the Sacred, save the world.
"O God, thou art my God, I seek thee,
my soul thirsts for thee;
my flesh faints for thee,
as in a dry and weary land where no water is.”
"Far from losing the gift and office of paternity because of his celibacy, the priest increases them immeasurably, since if he does not beget children for this passing life on earth, he begets them for that life which is heavenly and eternal."
Pope Pius XII, Menti Nostrae
Do you know what Mass is? In the Church it is what the sun in our world us, it is the soul of our Faith, the center of our religion, the end and center of all ceremonies, rites and Sacraments. In a word it is the summary of all that is beautiful and good in the Church of God.
- St. Leonard of Port Maurice
"Healthy recreation, athletic recreation helps us keep our balance and sanity," Stein said. "The image that’s often given is the bow that’s perpetually taut, snaps."
"God, and Father of all creation,
Your Son, Jesus Christ,
by His passion, death, and resurrection,
reigns as High Priest forever.
Raise up for us an abundance of vocations to the priesthood:
devout men who are willing to follow in the footsteps
of your own beloved Son,
by giving generous service to the Church
as priests of the New Covenant.
Father, we ask for this grace
through the intercession of Mary,
the Mother of Your Son, Jesus Christ,
in Whose name we pray,
for He lives and reigns with You, One God,
forever and ever, amen.”
Novena beginning Wed, Feb 26…
Dear Friends of Sheen,
Yesterday, as is my custom, I offered Mass in the Convent of the Peoria Cathedral. You and your intentions were remembered by the sisters and me.
In today’s Gospel, our Saviour reminds us that there are some things that can only be accomplished with greater prayer. I am regularly reminded that the Cause for the Canonization of our beloved Archbishop Sheen is essentially a SPIRITUALLY work. I am asking today for your special prayers for the Cause.
I invite you to join with me and the Friends of Venerable Sheen around the world in a novena for a special intention starting Wednesday February 26 and culminating on March 6. There are no special Novena prayers other than the Prayer for Canonization. Also can you please remember the special intention for the Cause in your Rosaries, Holy Hours and Masses.
Besides our unity in prayer for the Cause, this can also be a great personal novena to begin Lent. May our spiritual efforts for the Cause of a Saint help to make each of us saints too!
United in prayer and commending each of you to the Lovely Lady Dressed in Blue, I am,
I was just about to copy this prayer to my blog but thanks be to God- it’s already here for me- and with a cool graphic too.