A Priests Concern should always be Salvation of Souls!


Something for us to ponder this Holy Thursday in light of the upcoming synod on families! Pope Benedict XVI at the Holy Thursday Chrism Mass in 2012 criticized dissent from church teachings as illegitimate pathways toward reform and renewal.

Disobedience is not the best way to renew the Church!

Benedict XVI 2012 Chrism Mass

“We are concerned with the salvation of men and women in body and soul. Zelus animarum leads to salus animarum. No one should ever have the impression that we work conscientiously when on duty, but before and after hours we belong only to ourselves. A priest never belongs to himself. People must sense our zeal, through which we bear credible witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Let us ask the Lord to fill us with joy in his message, so that we may serve his truth and his love with joyful zeal.” –Benedict XVI 2012 Chrism Mass

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Something for us to ponder this Holy Thursday in light of the synod on Families and all the dissenting voices. last year

Pope Benedict XVI at the Holy Thursday Chrism Mass 

Disobedience is not the best way to renew the Church!

Benedict XVI 2012 Chrism Mass Benedict XVI 2012 Chrism Mass

“We are concerned with the salvation of men and women in body and soul. Zelus animarum leads to salus animarum.  No one should ever have the impression that we work conscientiously when on duty, but before and after hours we belong only to ourselves. A priest never belongs to himself. People must sense our zeal,  through which we bear credible witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Let us ask the Lord to fill us with joy in his message, so that we may serve his truth and his love with joyful zeal.”    –Benedict XVI 2012 Chrism Mass

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Holy Face Devotions-Remedy for our post Christian age


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…

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St.Bernadette’s Body 122 years after her death


REGARDLESS  OF  YOUR  FAITH,  THIS IS AMAZING! Remember that the sisters of those days were buried in a pine  box and in no way embalmed like today. She died on April 16, 1879 and her body is Incor…

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Spiritual Communion: Abundant graces when you can’t get to Mass


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 Dear Faithful,

I have recently become aware of prayers for Spiritual Communion. It’s a beautiful way to receive Jesus when you can’t make mass.

Eucharistic Miracles and Eucharistic Phenomena in the Lives of Saints (Joan Carroll Cruz) was a gift from my husband. Miracles throughout time have revealed his real presence in the blessed sacrament. These miracles seemed to be unknown yet are such tangible explanations of this truth. Jesus comes to us, flesh and blood. He raises us to heaven to be with Him and to renew our souls.

A small section in the back describing the benefits of making a spiritual communion turned out to be the most influential for me. Spiritual communion allows us to receive Jesus when we are not able to and long for him in our soul. It is the best we can do if we can not get to mass. This prayer…

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Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich: The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary


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Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich’s The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary has become one of my favorite spiritual reading.The kindle version is .99 (awesome!)

Anne Catherine had visions of all the events of creation from before creation, the lives of the holy family, Jesus’ life, death, crucifixion and resurrection.I have not read but plan to read the rest of her visions –  which Mel Gibson used to create the movie The Passion.

The life of the BVM

Anne’s visions are like being transported to the past and watching the Life of Mary. Anne had visions all her life and didn’t realize her gift until she understood that no one else could see what she saw. There is a history of dispute over the validity of her visions, yet there are many occurrences throughout the years that have proven what is recorded true. For example, the locating of the Blessed Virgin’s home, in present day Turkey

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Bl. Jacinta of Fatima her last words and sacrifice-Viaticum!


Last Comments of Bl Jacinta and her last sacrifice. Viaticum.

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On Christian Virtue
+    “Those who do not keep the promises they make to Our Lady will never succeed in their affairs.”
+    “Doctors do not have light to cure the sick properly because they do not have love of God.”
+    “Who taught you all these things?” asked Mother Godinho. “It was Our Lady, but some I think of myself. I very much like to think.

On War
+   “Our Lady said that there is much war and dissension in the world.”
+   “Wars are nothing but punishments for the sins of the world.”
+   “Our Lady can no longer hold back the arm of her beloved Son from the world. It is necessary to do penance. If people change their ways, Our Lord will still spare the world; but if they do not, the chastisement will come.”

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Bl. Jacinta of Fatima her last words and sacrifice!


On War
+ “Our Lady said that there is much war and dissension in the world.”
+ “Wars are nothing but punishments for the sins of the world.”
+ “Our Lady can no longer hold back the arm of her beloved Son from the world. It is necessary to do penance. If people change their ways, Our Lord will still spare the world; but if they do not, the chastisement will come.”

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Bl. Jacinta’s Last Comments

Compiled by Fr. John De Marchi, IMC        

Fr. DeMarchi is an author of numerous articles and books on Fatima, in particular; The True Story of Fatima, Fatima Today, and Fatima the Full Story. He lived in Fatima from 1946 until his death in 2003. He Established a seminary for the Consolata Priests and a Convent for the sisters at Fatima. The museum of Fatima in 1990 and the Blessed Nuno Hotel for pilgrims.  He became close to Sr Lucia interviewing her many times on the events of Fatima as well as her family, friends and other witnesses. His books especially Fatima the Full Story are considered to be authentic historical documents.

I was blessed to know him and have him as a spiritual friend, father and “brother” as he appended his notes and cards to me. I made acquaintance with him over the years as He often visited my parish on his mission…

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