CHARITY; SUPERNATURAL LOVE IS THE GREATEST!!!
For Catholic-Christians, the greatest virtue is charity (supernatural love). Looking up to the cross, it has two dimensions, the horizontal and the vertical. The “Vertical” going up, is our relationship with God. We are called to love Him with all our heart, mind, soul, strength. The “Horizontal— extending out in two directions, is the love that we must show to our neighbor. As we read in the letter of John, “How can you say you love God who you do not see, if you hate your brother who you see? This being said, what … Read more
APOSTLE OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY OF THE VIRGIN MARY
The prayer that Our Blessed Mother loves most is the most Holy Rosary. When she appeared in Fatima, Portugal in 1917, she appeared to three shepherd children– Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco– and in every one of the six (6) apparitions she said: “Pray the Rosary.” If a mother repeats herself 6 times, it means that the message must be important. If our heavenly Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, emphasized 6 times to pray the Rosary, then it must be important. Blessed John Paul II reiterated this request of Mary … Read more
INVITED TO THE FEAST OF THE KING OF KINGS: THE EUCHARISTIC LORD
Right now the Eucharistic Lord invites you to the feast: “Come to me all of you who are weary and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am meek and humble of heart; for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Mt 11: 28-30). What does this mean? Clearly, as a catholic the Lord is inviting you to His Feast, to be with Him, to listen to His Word and to consume His very Body and Blood! … Read more
MASS: PREPARING THROUGH A.C.T.S………………….
The purpose and end of Holy Mass can be summarized by an acronym with four (4) letters:
A.C.T.S. Each of the letters specifies a unique end/ purpose of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The graces that flow from Holy Mass are infinite. The graces that you receive are only limited by your lack of preparation or lack of proper disposition. Therefore, if you can implement this practice by arriving 15 minutes to 30 minutes early for Mass utilizing the practices outlined by this acronym, then the efficacy of your Holy Communions will skyrocket! Try it!… Read more
THE (10) STEPS ON THE STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN….
We were created to know, love and serve God in this life so as to be happy with Him in heaven. Put in other words we were created to praise God, reverence God, serve Him and by means of this save our soul. (St Ignatius Principle and Foundation, Spiritual Exercises # 23). The climb is steep, slippery and perilous in our ascent to heaven. Here is a ladder with 10 rungs that will lead us safely to heaven.
1. PRAYER. St. Alphonsus Liguori affirms: “He who prays much will be saved; he … Read more