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  • Mother of Perpetual Help, Pray for us.

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  • THE GATE, WAY, TRUTH, AND LIFE

    “Enter through the narrow gate. The gate that leads to damnation is wide, the road is clear, and many choose to travel it.” —Matthew 7:13

    There are two gates in life: the narrow gate and the wide gate. Many choose to enter through the wide gate because it is easy to do so. You would think we would choose a gate based on what’s behind it rather than on how easy it is to get through it. For example, does a person go on a road just because the road is wide, or because it leads to his destination? If we choose the wide gate, we are ignorant both of where the road behind this gate leads and where the road behind the narrow gate leads.
    Jesus is the Gate (Jn 10:7, 9). He is “the Way, and the Truth, and the Life” (Jn 14:6). Jesus is the Truth about Life. He alone can reveal to us where the roads behind the gates of life go (see Rv 5:5). Whoever enters through Jesus will be safe and saved (Jn 10:9). Those who try to make their own way of life will destroy themselves (see Mt 7:13). It takes the Gate to know the gates.
    Therefore, thankfully and totally give your life to Jesus, the Gate, Who is our only Savior (Acts 4:12) and our only Hope.

    Prayer: Father, may I have enough faith and love to tell people about Jesus, the Truth.
    Promise: …[Read more]

  • Christ should be manifest in our whole life

    A treatise on Christian Perfection
    by
    St Gregory of Nyssa
    [ 335 – 394 A.D. ]

    What then must we do, we who have been found worthy of the name of Christ? Each of us must examine his thoughts, words and deeds, to see whether they are directed toward Christ or are turned away from him. This examination is carried out in various ways. Our deeds or our thoughts or our words are not in harmony with Christ if they issue from passion. They then bear the mark of the enemy who smears the pearl of the heart with the slime of passion, dimming and even destroying the lustre of the precious stone.The life of the Christian has three distinguishing aspects: deeds, words and thought. Thought comes first, then words, since our words express openly the interior conclusions of the mind. Finally, after thoughts and words, comes action, for our deeds carry out what the mind has conceived. So when one of these results in our acting or speaking or thinking, we must make sure that all our thoughts, words and deeds are controlled by the divine ideal, the revelation of Christ. For then our thoughts, words and deeds will not fall short of the nobility of their implications.
    On the other hand, if they are free from and untainted by every passionate…[Read more]

  • I am thankful that I live in a relatively safe neighborhood.

  • Fr. Wade’s homily for Monday, June 26.

  • Fr. Wade’s homily for Sunday, June 25.

  • So sad. Jim Gaffigan and his family are parishioners at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, where we hold our monthly pro-life vigil.

  • Feeling disconnected from God? Maybe what you need is your own “grown-up VBS.” Sarah Damm’s guest post about re-connecting with God.

  • Please join me in praying this chaplet every day in reparation for all abuses of the Blessed Sacrament.
    This chaplet can be prayed at any time during the day.
    Prayers I Love: Chaplet Of The Adorable Sacrament
    http://prayers-i-love.blogspot.com/2016/03/chaplet-of-adorable-sacrament.html

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  • St. JoseMaria, Pray for us.

  • USCCB REFLECTION

  • NOT YET

    “To your descendants I will give this land…Then Abram journeyed on.” —Genesis 12:7, 9

    As Abram passed through the land of Canaan, God promised him that his descendants would inherit that land. However, the Canaanites were still living in the land at the time (Gn 12:6). Abram then continued his journey south many miles more to the desert of the Negeb. Abram got the promise but no land yet.
    Joshua led the Israelites into the promised land, but they didn’t possess it right away. God told them they wouldn’t occupy the land in one year; they were not numerous enough. God displaced the peoples who resided there by sending hornets to drive them out, little by little. Otherwise, the Lord said, the added responsibilities would prove too much for them (see Ex 23:28-30; Dt 7:22). So God allowed the Canaanites to stay awhile, to maintain and upgrade the land and dwellings until the time the Israelites could take over.
    Abram and Joshua both experienced delays. As Joshua discovered, sometimes a delay is a result of God’s kindness. As Abram learned, sometimes a delay is for the benefit of others, not us, and we are to patiently bear it so others we may never even meet can be blessed through us (Gn 12:2-3).
    Is there a delay in your life that you can’t understand? A…[Read more]

  • The Christian is another Christ

    A treatise on Christian Perfection
    by
    St Gregory of Nyssa
    [ 335 – 394 A.D. ]

    Paul’s words show us the significance of Christ’s name, when he said that Christ is the power and wisdom of God. But he also called Christ: peace; the inaccessible light where God dwells; our sanctification and redemption; the great high priest; our Passover and our sacrifice of expiation; the brightness of glory; the very image of God’s substance; the creator of the ages; our spiritual food and drink; the rock and the water; the foundation of faith; the chief cornerstone; the image of the great and invisible God; the head of his body, the Church; the first-born of the new creation and the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep; the first-born from the dead, the first-born among many brothers; the mediator between God and man; the only-begotten Son crowned with honour and glory; the Lord of glory; the beginning of all things; the King of justice, but not only of justice but also the King of peace and the King of all things, the King whose kingdom is boundless.More than anyone, St Paul understood who Christ is and those requirements needed by the person named after him. Paul spoke of what he himself had accomplished and accurately imitated him in a man…[Read more]

  • jackie posted an update in the group Group logo of EWTN FansEWTN Fans 1 day, 3 hours ago

    Really like The Long Ride Home series.

  • Please pray for the protection of the unborn.

  • Satan exists, no matter what the head of the Jesuits may think “Perhaps because the Pope is #Jesuit , the recently elected superior of the #Jesuits , Fr Arturo Marcelino Sosa #Abascal , is getting rather more attention than many of his predecessors ever did. This is something of a mixed blessing for the Church. In his latest interview, Fr Sosa claims that ‘We have formed symbolic figures such as the #devil to express #evil .’ It is hard to interpret his words in an orthodox manner: on the face of it, they seem to contradict the #Catechism of the Catholic Church, as well as the Holy #Scriptures where Jesus Himself talks of #Satan as a fallen angel, rather than as a literary construct…When I was about six years old I was told by my teacher that those who think Satan does not exist make his task much easier. How right she was!…” http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2017/06/02/satan-exists-no-matter-what-the-head-of-the-jesuits-may-think/

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 1 day, 6 hours ago

    On Thursday, June 29, the Solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Fr. Gabriel Mosher, O.P., will celebrate a Solemn High Traditional #Latin Mass #TLM in the Dominican Rite, assisted by Frs. Augustine Thompson, O.P. and Vincent Kelber, O.P., as deacon and subdeacon, at the Priory Parish of the Holy Rosary in Portland Oregon, USA starting at 7 p.m.
    The music will be provided by Cantores in Ecclesia under the direction of Blake Applegate. The music for that Mass will be Palestrina’s Missa “Tu Es Petrus,” with proper chants from the Dominican Gradual. Cantores will also be singing at the usual 11 a.m. Dominican Rite Missa Cantata the following Sunday. Holy Rosary is located at 375 NE Clackamas St, Portland, OR 97232, USA and there is ample parking.

  • Did You Know You Can Request Prayers from Nuns Online?

  • @barbmcg I finally figured out how to do this…I am a little slow getting used to things….

  • I just wanted to share a link. It has to do with the very important work of
    Dr. Robert Enright and forgiveness…. https://internationalforgiveness.com/faith-and-religion.htm

    https://internationalforgiveness.wordpress.com/category/events/

    There is alot more information on this site. Dr. Robert Enright has worked over 25 years in the work of forgiveness…..
    He will going to Jerusalem…
    https://internationalforgiveness.wordpress.com/category/events/

  • God has blessed us with a beautiful world.

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    • Thank you for these beautiful pictures…. they remind me of upstate New York…. we have such beautiful rivers and lakes in New York State….. Every time I see such beauty, I am so grateful to God….. thank you for sharing……

    • @marylu, these pictures of the far northern part of Wisconsin. The first three are of Lake Superior, and the last two are of Copper Falls, which eventually runs into Lake Superior.

    • Pictures 2 and 3 are the Apostle Islands.

  • @marylu Where did you go, Mary Lou? I hope you are on a dream vacation, being pampered and relaxing, with no internet, and that is why you disappeared.

    • Thank you for your thoughtful note! I am still here. I am just not very good at using the media site all the time. I have been praying and working on my little puppet project….. I am slow going at things….But it is through prayer, that the Lord speaks to my heart. I really appreciate you reaching out to me though…. Everyone always are in my daily thoughts and prayers…. I am blessed to know you! Thank you again…. God bless your dear heart!

  • @marylu Where did you go, Mary Lou? I hope you are on a dream vacation, being pampered and relaxing, with no internet, and that is why you disappeared.

  • I am thankful for the new priests ordained in my diocese yesterday.

  • Miriam Westen posted an update in the group Group logo of Catholic News WorldCatholic News World 1 day, 14 hours ago

  • Looking at what’s changed, and what hasn’t, in the three and a half centuries since the Great London Fire:

    “Many folks who lived in Grenfell Tower got out. Many others died.

    “We don’t know how many. A current estimate is 79. Determining the exact number will be difficult, since high temperatures may have effectively obliterated some human remains.

    “Some survived because they didn’t listen to official instructions to stay in their homes. That advice makes sense in a building with sprinklers and adequate interior firewalls….

    “…I think the Great Fire of London in 1666 and the Grenfell Tower disaster are similar in some ways. And very dissimilar in others.

    I’ll be talking about how folks are reacting to the Grenfell Tower fire, and a ‘van attack’ in Finsbury Park, another part of London….”

    London Fires, Mostly

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