Saturday, September 08, 2012

The Nativity of the Virgin Mary

"The Birth of the Virgin Mary"

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Happy birthday dear blessed Mother!

At the time of Mary's birth the whole world was plunged in darkness. The heathen nations were steeped in vice and pride. The Jews too, had corrupted their ways and departed from God. Everywhere there was sin and gloom, scarce any bright spot on the face of the earth. But when Mary was born a light arose amid the darkness: the dawn of the glorious day that was to usher in the Redeemer. So, too, the darkness of the sinner's soul is dispersed by Mary's holy influence. Where the love of her is born in the soul, all becomes full of light, and Jesus comes to make His habitation there. Mary, in the first hour of her life, brought more glory to God than all the Saints of the Old Testament. In her were made perfect the obedience of Abraham, the chastity of Joseph, the patience of Job, the meekness of Moses, the prudence of Josue. It is because she is the model and pattern of these and all other virtues that she can communicate them to us.
Bestow upon Thy servants, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the gift of Thy heavenly grace:  that as the childbearing of the Blessed Virgin was the beginning of our salvation, so the solemn feast of her Nativity may bring us an increase of peace.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth..."

Source:  The New Marian Missal for Daily Mass by Sylvester P. Juergens, S. M.

The Davidic ancestry of Mary

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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 "The world today is hungry for the joy that comes from a pure heart, for a pure heart can see God."


"There is no need to fear death, because death is nothing more than going home to God.  For me, that is the greatest development of a human life:  to die in peace with God."

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"No one can make a better friend than Jesus- because His love is so humble and so tender..."

Excerpts from The Best Gift is Love

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Saintly Quote - Doing Good

Anniversary of the Father Capodanno's Ultimate Sacrifice

Mission Capodanno reminds us that today marks the 45th anniversary of Father Capodanno's battlefield sacrifice.

The following are two photos of the wall in the Maryknoll hallway honoring Father Vincent R. Capodanno, LT, CHC, USNR

and Maryknoll priest.

On the left is the rubbing from Father Capodanno's grave

On the right are a brief history in the life of Father Capodanno and he was a Medal
of Honor recipient 

On this day more than any other, join us in praying for the advancement of his Cause. Fr Vincent R. Capodanno, pray for us!