Posted 3 days ago

Are priests happy?

watch this video and see!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYgDsP_7eJA&feature=share

Posted 5 days ago

by-grace-of-god:

HE WILL REIGN

Tianna Mallett's description: This is an apocalyptic scene, but it is also symbolic of the world we live in today. Our cities may not be burning to ashes, but we are all seeing how quickly our economy is degenerating, how easily morals are abandoned. There is corruption in our government, in the food industry and our health care. Things are heading towards chaos, and it’s only a matter of time before someone decides to light the match that burns our cities down.

So where is the hope?

Our hope is the fact that God will never abandon us. That when Jesus said “I will be with you until the end of the age” He was not lying. That even if our churches are destroyed, our religions banned, and our altars reduced to little more than cardboard boxes, He is still here, present to us in the Eucharist. 

Posted 1 week ago

Drawings on the power of the Eucharist and the person of the priest, by Rachel M. Gohlman.

Posted 1 week ago

theraccolta:

The Sacred Vessels and Items of the Sanctuary

The holy water container is also called an aspersorium and the sprinkler, an aspergillum. :)

Posted 1 week ago
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In times of sorrow and strife, go to your mother Mary. She always waits, kindly interceding, whispering your petitions into the ears of Jesus. Her arms are always open, receiving whatever you can give. Be it all or nothing, she can make it into something beautiful.

In times of sorrow and strife, go to your mother Mary. She always waits, kindly interceding, whispering your petitions into the ears of Jesus. Her arms are always open, receiving whatever you can give. Be it all or nothing, she can make it into something beautiful.

Posted 1 week ago

Difference between Protestant and Catholic?

Speaking as a non Christian, but one who has studied your faith for a few years, this is my take on the matter if it assists anyone.

If I were to one day be a Christian (for the sake of this example) I would be a Catholic and this is why.  A Protestant has the Scripture of your faith, but it is like sitting all alone in an empty library with just that one book and your own intellect to guide you.

Whilst Catholicism on the other hand.. is a warm, well lit and bustling library full of life and rows upon rows of shelfs with books written by Champions of your faith that have come down through the centuries to pass on their wisdom and knowledge.

Not to mention the over flowing presence of Priests dedicated solely to probing the depths of your faith and are there to assist you, like a deep well of delicious water to quench the thirst for knowledge and insight into how your faith can color and deepen your life.

^ THIS 

Posted 1 week ago

iheartbeingacatholic:

I confess to Almighty God, to blessed Mary ever Virgin, to blessed Michael the Archangel, to blessed
John the Baptist, to the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and to all the Saints, that I have sinned
exceedingly, in thought, word, and deed, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault.

Therefore I beseech blessed Mary ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul and all the Saints to pray to the Lord our God for me. Amen

THE CONFITEOR

Posted 1 week ago
Posted 1 week ago

interminomaris:

Christo Gloria in Ecclesia by Daniel Mitsui

Posted 2 weeks ago
As with married life, priesthood is a serious choice in response to God’s call. It has life-changing consequences. But – again like married life – it’s not merely life-changing, but life-giving. When genuinely given over to Christ, priesthood is a life of joy, courage, freedom and fraternity; a life of fruitfulness and meaning.
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput (Philadelphia)

(Source: archphila.org)

Posted 2 weeks ago
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"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
- Joshua 24:15

Posted 2 weeks ago
by-grace-of-god:

"This is a wonderful story, not only because of the mother’s refusal to abort what her doctors told her was a terribly deformed baby with two heads and three arms but also because of the twin’s own conversion after they both stopped practicing their Catholic Faith. Not only that, but, while she was carrying the two, the doctor also told the mother that without an abortion she herself might die. Immediately after delivering the first un-deformed baby the doctor told the mother that her womb would have to be scraped because the placenta would not detach. She said “No” there was another baby inside. Sure enough, the second baby came out seventeen minutes later.  Now this is one amazing story in every sense of the word. The two boys, Paolo and Felipe Lizama, were ordained together September 10, 2012, and they serve two parishes in Chile.
CNA: Two twin brothers in Chile say that their mother’s determination in protecting them from abortion despite the advice of doctors helped to foster their vocations to the priesthood.
“How can I not defend the God of life?” said Fr. Paulo Lizama. “This event strengthened my vocation and gave it a specific vitality, and therefore, I was able to give myself existentially to what I believe.”
“I am convinced of what I believe, of what I am and of what I speak, clearly by the grace of God,” he told CNA. Read more here.”
- Brian Kelly, Catholicism.org

by-grace-of-god:

"This is a wonderful story, not only because of the mother’s refusal to abort what her doctors told her was a terribly deformed baby with two heads and three arms but also because of the twin’s own conversion after they both stopped practicing their Catholic Faith. Not only that, but, while she was carrying the two, the doctor also told the mother that without an abortion she herself might die. Immediately after delivering the first un-deformed baby the doctor told the mother that her womb would have to be scraped because the placenta would not detach. She said “No” there was another baby inside. Sure enough, the second baby came out seventeen minutes later.  Now this is one amazing story in every sense of the word. The two boys, Paolo and Felipe Lizama, were ordained together September 10, 2012, and they serve two parishes in Chile.

CNA: Two twin brothers in Chile say that their mother’s determination in protecting them from abortion despite the advice of doctors helped to foster their vocations to the priesthood.

How can I not defend the God of life?” said Fr. Paulo Lizama. “This event strengthened my vocation and gave it a specific vitality, and therefore, I was able to give myself existentially to what I believe.”

“I am convinced of what I believe, of what I am and of what I speak, clearly by the grace of God,” he told CNA. Read more here.”

Brian Kelly, Catholicism.org

Posted 2 weeks ago

Putting on vestments

When watching the priest process by in vestments which dazzle the eye, let us be reminded of the burning bush. A sign of God’s presence, it burned but was not consumed. A thing of the earth, it was clothed with divine light. The mere bush did not burn of its own accord but by God’s will. Therefore the splendor of priestly office does not belong to the man- but to God’s presence wrapping him like a mantle.
The Holy Spirit bathes in bright light all that He overshadows. God’s presence illuminates all that He encounters by virtue of his truth and light. That which is lower is absorbed into the higher, always by the strength of what is higher. Just as what is hot spreads it’s heat to what is cold. The Divinity approaches our weak, mortal frame, asking us to put on not worldly honors, but Christ.