Ninth Day of the Novena to the Holy Face The Feast is tomorrow on Shrove Tuesday


 

 

holy-face-71Most merciful Face of Jesus, who in this vale of tears was so moved by our misfortunes to call yourself the healer of the sick, and the good Shepherd of the souls gone astray, allow not Satan to draw us away from you, but keep us always under your loving protection, together with all souls who endeavor to console you.

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Prayer to Saint Peter St. Peter’s Church Holy Year Door Panel- Peter’s Denial Jesus’ Gaze O glorious Saint Peter, who in return for thy lively and generous faith, thy profound and sincere hum…

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Holy Face Devotions-Remedy for our post Christian age


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The devotion to the Holy Face has a long rich history. When the Holy Face devotion was first given in the 1840’s  by Our Lord to Sr. Mary St. Peter. Our Lord wanted us to repair primarily for the sins of blasphemy; taking Gods name in vain and for not keeping  the Sabbath holy…The novena he rewuestexcwad to take place 9 days before Shrove Tuesday…

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Seventh Day of the Solemn Novena to the Holy Face feast on Shrove Tuesday


Lord Jesus! After contemplating Thy features, disfigured by grief, after meditating upon Thy passion with compunction and love, how can our hearts fail to be inflamed with a holy hatred of sin, whi…

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6th Day of the Solemn Novena to the Holy Face of Jesus


Dear Saint Joseph! Adopt us as thy children, take charge of our salvation; watch over us day and night; preserve us from occasions of sin; obtain for us purity of body and soul,and the spirit of p…

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Holy Mary, Mary Mother of God


O pure and holy Virgin, how can I find words to praise your beauty?

– The highest heavens cannot contain God whom you carried in your womb.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb

– The highest heavens cannot contain God whom you carried in your womb.

 

The whole world awaits Mary’s reply

You have heard, O Virgin, that you will conceive and bear a son; you have heard that it will not be by man but by the Holy Spirit. The angel awaits an answer; it is time for him to return to God who sent him. We too are waiting, O Lady, for your word of compassion; the sentence of condemnation weighs heavily upon us.

The price of our salvation is offered to you. We shall be set free at once if you consent. In the eternal Word of God we all came to be, and behold, we die. In your brief response we are to be remade in order to be recalled to life.  Read More: A meditation for Mary the Mother of God!….

 

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Christmas Flash Mobs always a delight to revisit.


There is nothing like a rousing rendition of  Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus to lift ones soul towards Heavenly things. I thank God that this form of Religious expression is still legal in America but for how long? Lets hope this tradition will continue as a form of evangelization to move Hearts to think of Heavenly things if only for the space of the hymn!

Hallelujah Chorus at Macys! Random Act of Culture Saturday, October 30, 2010,

Judging some of  the amazed and moving reactions from the privileged and unsuspecting shoppers one can assume that for those precious minutes they were reminded that there is a God who loves themBaby-Copy020 so much that He left His eternal home. Allowed himself to be born into time so he could redeem all  those who avail themselves to his loving embrace from the cross. Enabling each of us who accept his embrace to reign with him  in His Kingdom not of this world forever and ever.. Hallelujah Hallelujah!

 The Opera Company of Philadelphia brought together over 650 choristers from 28 participating organizations to perform one of the Knight Foundation’s “Random Acts of Culture” at Macy’s in Center City Philadelphia. Accompanied by the Wanamaker Organ – the world’s largest pipe organ – the OCP Chorus and throngs of singers from the community infiltrated the store as shoppers, and burst into a pop-up rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s “Messiah” at 12 noon, to the wonder of surprised shoppers.

For clues about upcoming Random Acts of Culture, find them on Facebook http://www.operaphila.org/facebook or follow  on Twitter http://www.operaphila.org/twitter

Another moving Christmas Flash Mob by Journey of Faith at South Bay Galleria – official video

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Dec. 24 Day 9 Solemn Christmas Novena–VENI VENI –O COME O COME Emmanuel


Vigil of Christmas the last day of
Our Solemn Christmas Novena!
Maranatha-Our Lord Come!
V: O that you would rend the heavens and come down, with the mountains quaking before you!
R: Come and show to us Your face O Lord who are enthroned upon the Cherubim
V: For the Lord shall come and to the poor He will show mercy.
R: Drop down dew, you heavens, from above and let the clouds rain down the Just One. Let the earth be opened and bud forth the Savior.


December 24
VENI VENI (O COME O COME EMANUEL
V: Tomorrow He will wipe out the iniquities of the earth.R: And the Savior of the world will reign over us.
V: When the Sun will have arisen from the heavens in the morning sky
R: You shall see the King of kings coming forth from the Father like a radiant bridegroom from the bridal chamber!

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