"Do not dismayed daughters, at the number of things which you have to consider before setting out on this divine journey, which is the royal road to heaven. By taking this road we gain such precious treasures that it is no wonder if the cost seems to us a high one. The time will come when we shall realize that all we have paid has been nothing at all by comparison with the greatness of our prizes." St. Teresa of Avila
Today we celebrate St Margaret Mary Alacoque, a Visitation nun born in Burgundy in 1647, known for receiving mystical revelations concerning the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Along with the help of her Jesuit confessor, St Claude de la Colombière, she spread this devotion throughout the world. She was canonised in 1920.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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ROLE OF BISHOPS
A bishop is the third and fullest level of the Sacrament of Holy Orders. Each bishop must make a visit to the Holy Father every five years and give a report on his particular diocese. The bishops within an entire country or nation get together at least once a year in a gathering known as an episcopal conference.
An auxiliary bishop is a bishop assigned to assist the diocesan bishop in meeting the pastoral and administrative needs of the diocese.
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Just sitting down to my coffee ☕️ and homeschooling here. But loved this quote on Virtue !!!! What do you think? 👍🏻 what Virtue are you working on now ? “Clearly, what God wants above all is our will which we received as a free gift from God in creation and possess as though our own.
When a man trains himself to acts of virtue, it is with the help of grace from God from whom all good things come that he does this. The will is what man has as his unique possession.”
-St Joseph of Cupertino
"I see in my neighbor the Person of Jesus Christ." ~ St. Gerard Majella, C.Ss.R.
Happy Feast Day to All!
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#SaintoftheDay St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690) was born in France to a virtuous and distinguished family. As a child she showed great devotion to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and by the age of 9 was practicing severe penances. In her childhood she became sick with rheumatic fever and was confined to bed for four years. She made a vow to the Blessed Virgin to consecrate herself to the religious life, after which she was instantly healed. She often had visions of Jesus, which she thought was a normal experience in the spiritual life. When she turned 17 her mother insisted that she establish a place for herself in the world. Margaret imagined that her childhood vow was not binding, and persuaded herself that she could serve God while living at home and continuing her penances and charity to the poor. She then joined her brothers at dances and began considering marriage. One day, upon returning home from a carnival ball, Jesus appeared to her and reproached her for her infidelity, reminding her of her promise. Margaret then entered a Visitation convent at the age of 24. Jesus appeared to her frequently, and entrusted to her the mission of establishing devotion to his Sacred Heart during a time when religion in France had grown rigorous and cold. Because of her visions she was greatly persecuted by those around her, until her virtue under suffering won over her enemies. Her visions were determined to be genuine and officially recognized by the Catholic Church 75 years after her death. Her feast day is October 16th. #saintoftheday 🕊🙏🏻 #saintsinspiration#catholic#quote#catholicquotes #saintquotes 🌾✝️ #prayforus 🙏
As we look back on the Canonisation of St John Henry, it’s worth bearing in mind that miracles can happen. Both ‘miracles’ were present on Sunday. "Prayer is to the spiritual life what the beating of the pulse and the drawing of the breath are to the life of the body." — ST JOHN HENRY NEWMAN
"Mi chiamo Margherita e scrivo". Manca solo la fede, la fiducia, l'affidarsi a Dio Padre per trovare ciò che si cerca. Il problema siamo tu ed io, noi, incapaci di aspettare i tempi del Signore. Quei tempi soltanto umani, che ci permettano di metabolizzare e cambiare le nostre erronee prospettive su ciò che crediamo di saper chiedere o delle grazie che pretendiamo di avere da Dio come merito dell'essere ligi nel seguirLo. Quei tempi che ci danno modo invece di maturare un cammino di fede in cui il miracolo diventa un'opzione certa di chi semplicemente crede, e si fida del momento giusto di Dio Padre che sa il "quando e il come" sia il meglio per noi. Dei tempi che sapranno trasformarsi in infiniti attimi in cui saremo presi dall'amare e dal credere piuttosto che dalle attese.
Che la santità cammini con te. Dio ti benedica ✨
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Have you ordered a copy of this book yet by Bishop Athanasius Schneider?! I urge all Catholics who love our faith to own one and read it. I can’t wait to get mine!!
If there’s one good news since the Amazonian Synod started, is the timely release of this book in defense to Christ and His true teachings.
Viva Christo Rey!!
Thank you Bishop Schneider!!
May God bless and protect you 🙏🏼.
Today we celebrate the feast of St. Teresa of Avila as we remember her words “There is more value in a little study of humility and in a single act of it than in all the knowledge in the world.”
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Nehemiah 8:10 tells us, "do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength." ❤️ How wonderful is this message? We can always rely on Our Father in Heaven for peace and comfort, for He is our strength 💪⠀
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This weekend I had the great privilege of attending the canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman (and fangirling all over Pope Francis as he whizzed around St Peter's Square in his Popemobile!) I hoped God would do great things for me in Rome. I wasn't expecting it to raise some very real questions about the way I'm living my life right now. I didn't anticipate finding myself in front of the Blessed Sacrament in a major basilica in the middle of Rome shaking with tears because I could see how badly I've been screwing things up and how much I need to change. ⠀
You might think from that that I've committed some grave sin. I haven't and that's precisely why I need to share this. The danger for those of us who think ourselves good Christians is that we stop analysing our lives, that we've done the major part and now we just need to stay in the straight and narrow.
Every Christian has a duty to God and themselves to constantly analyse their lives and ask if we're living to the highest standards that we are called to. We need to be doing EVERYTHING. If you don't believe me, read Revelation and see what happens to those who are lukewarm. It's not pretty.
Our new saint, St John Henry Newman, famously said "God has created me to do him some definite service." I've come to realise I'm not doing my best to live up to that, to even try. Can you say you are? It's a different picture for everyone, we all have different callings and personalities, but the point is that we need to live with heaven in mind. I've become too accustomed to the comforts of the world and it's damaged me. Now I'm stepping up and sorting it out.
“Life passes, riches fly away, popularity is fickle, the senses decay, the world changes. One alone is true to us; One alone can be all things to us; One alone can supply our need.” - St. John Henry Newman.
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#SaintoftheDay St. Teresa of Avila (1515–1582), also known as St. Teresa of Jesus, was born in Spain to a large, devout, and prominent Catholic family. Fascinated with the lives of the saints taught to her by her pious parents, as children she and a brother tried to run away from home to seek martyrdom among the Moors. After an uncle found them and returned them home, they built hermitages for themselves in the family garden. At the age of 14 Teresa was plunged into sorrow upon the death of her mother; to find consolation she asked the Virgin Mary to be her new mother. When she began to exhibit worldly vanities, her father placed her in a convent to be educated with other ladies of her social class. Determined to avoid marriage, and motivated more by the need for security than love for God, at the age of twenty Teresa entered religious life as a Carmelite nun. For two decades she led what she describes as a mediocre prayer life, hindered by too much socialization with visitors. However, an intense prayer experience in her forties helped her to renounce worldly attachments and enter deeper into a life of prayer. She advanced rapidly and taught others to do the same, being encouraged by a vision of the place reserved for her in hell if she was unfaithful to God's graces. She had many profound mystical experiences for which she was often slandered and ridiculed. After the reform of her own life she worked hard to reform the laxity of many Carmelite convents, and was successful even while being greatly opposed in her efforts. She was a strong and important female figure of her era, and her great progress in the spiritual life led her to write the spiritual classics Interior Castle and The Way of Perfection. For these works St. Teresa of Avila was named the first female Doctor of the Church. Her feast day is October 15th. #saintoftheday 🕊🙏🏻 #saintsinspiration#catholic#quote#catholicquotes #saintquotes 🌾✝️ #prayforus 🙏
When you feel the most loneliness in life just pray keep tensions and worrying aside and just beg God for help worrying is the destruction of self pray and pray do not worry hope in the lord and all will be great whenever you feel alone hated by all and far from the world pray and God will be your friend your father your helper your giver and your lover He will be everything that even an earthly person will never do for one's sake. When we pray to God he is with us and we are not alone let us talk to God through prayer and let him talk to us by the Holy bible he will never leave us #god#jesus#prayer#earthly#person#sake#holybible#father#friends#everything#catholicfaith#catholic#catholicquotes#stpadrepio
60115 October, 2019
“Trust God that you are where you are meant to be.”
~St. Teresa of Avila
God alone is enough.
I am no longer surprised by my own lack of faith, but I find myself in awe again and again by His faithfulness. I have had two pivotal encounters with Christ in mass these last two weekends; moved to tears by the goodness of the Lord, especially in the darkest moments of my life and overwhelmed by a great desire to give everything to Him!
Today, on this feast day of St. Teresa of Avila, my prayer for you is that you live out of the understanding and trust that God alone can fulfill every desire of your heart. In Him our souls find rest!
“O my soul, my soul, claim nothing as your own. For you, there is God, and God alone.” -The Servants of the Word
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Happy Feast Day Saint Teresa of Ávila 1515-1582.
Feast Day October 15
Patron Saint of headache suffers.
St. Teresa lived turning one of the many turbulent times in the Church. And like many of us she had times when she struggled with prayer due to illness and not being able to be alone. These are things that I know I struggle with daily as well.
She also thought she didn't deserve God's favors because she thought herself to be a terrible sinner. Again, something I have struggled with in the past.
I find the fact that the Saint who wrote Interior Castles continued to struggle praying regularly. But she stuck with it. Not only was she rewarded but so was the Catholic Church because of her writings on prayer.
Her greatest strength came from being obedient through her struggles. This is a great reminder that God truly favors those who remain obedient when struggling.
She is my favourite female saint because I'm reminded that struggle is ok. Struggling while remaining obedient to God's will is a way to greater rewards from God. It's a way of truly living and earning that something better that God has waiting for all of us.