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    Volume 13, Issue 102 THURSDAY JUNE 6 2013 THE YEAR OF FAITH Nothing will be hidden from you if you have perfect faith and love for Jesus Christ, since these
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      Volume 13, Issue 102


      THURSDAY JUNE 6 2013

      THE YEAR OF FAITH


      Nothing will be hidden from you
      if you have perfect faith and love for Jesus Christ,
      since these are the beginning and end of life.
      Faith, indeed, is the beginning and love is the end.

      Clothe yourself with gentleness,
      and be renewed in faith,
      which is the flesh of the Lord,
      and in love, which is the blood of Jesus Christ.
      Faith, indeed, is the beginning and love is the end.


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      IN THIS ISSUE :
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      . PONTIFICAL ECCLESIAL ACADEMY: LEAVE ASIDE PERSONAL AMBITIONS THAT DO MUCH HARM TO THE CHURCH
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      . HOLY FATHER'S SUMMER SCHEDULE
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      . GOVERNMENTS MUST RESPECT, RECOGNIZED AND DECLARED, RIGHTS OF REFUGEES
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      . COR UNUM: SUMMER WILL AGGRAVATE CRISIS IN SYRIA
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      . SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS IN BILATERAL COMMISSION BETWEEN HOLY SEE AND ISRAEL
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      . AUDIENCES
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      . OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
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      . THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
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      . PRAYER FOR POPE FRANCIS
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      . PRAYER FOR BENEDICT XVI
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      . FOLLOW THE EDITOR ON TWITTER
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      . CATALOGUE OF LINKS
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      . EUCHARISTIC PRAYER IN HONOR OF THE SORROWFUL HEART OF MARY
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      . DAILY REMINDER
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      . ROMAN CATHOLIC NEWS ARCHIVES
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      . COPYRIGHT NOTICES
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      . PONTIFICAL ECCLESIAL ACADEMY: LEAVE ASIDE PERSONAL AMBITIONS THAT DO MUCH HARM TO THE CHURCH
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      Vatican City, 6 June 2013 (VIS) – “You are preparing for a particular ministry of commitment … a task that requires … great inner freedom,” Pope Francis said this morning to the 45 members of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy whom he received this morning in the Clementine Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace, with their president, Archbishop Beniamino Stella. It is the institution that trains candidates for the Holy See's diplomatic service.

      In his address to the group, the Holy Father urged the current students to: “live these years of your preparation with commitment, generosity, and greatness of soul, so that this freedom can truly take shape in you!” The Pope explained that, first of all, this freedom “means being free from personal projects: from some of the concrete ways that, perhaps one day, you imagined living your priesthood, from planning the future; from the perspective of staying a long time in 'your' place of pastoral action. It means making yourselves free, in some way, even from the culture and the mentality that you came from, not to forget it and even less to deny it, but to open yourselves, in charity, to understanding diverse cultures and meeting persons belonging to worlds that are even very far removed from your own.”

      “Above all, it means being vigilant in order to be free from personal ambitions or aims, which can cause so much harm to the Church, taking care to always put, not your own fulfilment or the recognition that you could receive within and outside of the ecclesial community, but the greater good of the Gospel cause and the fulfilment of the mission that you will be entrusted with. … The ministry that you are preparing for asks you to go out of yourselves, a self-detachment that can only be achieved through an intense spiritual journey and a serious unification of the life around you to the mystery of God's love and to the inscrutable plan of his call.”

      “We can live the freedom from our plans and our will not as a reason for frustration or emptiness, but as an openness to God's superabundant gift, which makes our priesthood fruitful. In this way, the Holy Father asked them to take great care of their spiritual lives, the source of that inner freedom, by “cultivating a life of prayer and by making your daily work the gym of your sanctification”.

      Francis reminded those present of the words of Blessed John XXIII: “The more mature I grow in years and experience, the more I recognize that the surest way to make myself holy and to succeed in the service of the Holy See lies in the constant effort to reduce everything … to the utmost simplicity and tranquillity … and concentrate on what is truth, justice, and charity, above all charity. Any other way of behaving is nothing but affectation and self-assertion; it soon shows itself in its true colours and becomes a hindrance and a mockery.”

      In his own words, the Pope then mentioned the sisters who carry out their service amongst the Academy's students. “They are good Mothers who accompany you with prayer, with their simple and essential words, and above all by their example of loyalty, dedication, and love.” He also thanked the lay personnel that work at the house “with their hidden yet important presence that allows you to live your time at the Academy serenely and committedly.” On concluding the audience, the Holy Father invited them to undertake their service to the Holy See with the same spirit as Blessed John XXIII, asked them to pray for him, and entrusted them to the Virgin Mary and their patron, St. Anthony Abbot.


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      . HOLY FATHER'S SUMMER SCHEDULE
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      Vatican City, 6 June 2013 (VIS) – In a note released today, the Prefecture of the Pontifical Household announced that, during the summer period, all private and special audiences will be suspended. The Wednesday general audiences of 3,10, 17, and 31 July are likewise suspended and will resume again from 7 August. On Sunday, 14 July, the Holy Father will pray the Angelus from the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo. From Monday, 22 July, to Monday, 29 July, the Holy Father will travel to Brazil for the 28th World Youth Day.

      Director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., explained this morning that the pontiff's normal residence for the summer period will continue to be the Domus Sanctae Marthae, even if he will occasionally travel to Castel Gandolfo, as for the Sunday Angelus on 14 July. Further, the morning Masses in the chapel of the Domus will be suspended from 7 July.


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      . GOVERNMENTS MUST RESPECT, RECOGNIZED AND DECLARED, RIGHTS OF REFUGEES
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      Vatican City, 31 May 2013 (VIS) – “Welcoming Christ in Refugees and Forcibly Displaced Persons” is the title of the document prepared by the Pontifical Councils for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples and "Cor Unum", which was presented this morning at a press conference in the Holy See Press Office. Speaking at the conference were Cardinal Antonio Maria Veglio and Cardinal Robert Sarah, respectively presidents of the two dicasteries. Also participating in the presentation were: Mr. Johan Ketelers, secretary general of the International Catholic Migration Commission (CICM) and Dr. Katrine Camilleri, assistant director of Jesuit Refugee Service Malta and recipient of the 2007 Nansen Refugee Award (United Nations Refugee Award, ACNUR-UNHCR).

      “Our document,” explained Cardinal Veglio, “is a pastoral guide that starts from a fundamental premise, ... which is that every policy, initiative, or intervention in this area must be guided by the principle of the centrality and dignity of every human person. … Indeed, this is the pivot of the Church's social doctrine: 'individual human beings are the foundation, the cause and the end of every social institution'. Refugees, asylum seekers, and the forcibly displaced, therefore, are persons whose dignity must be protected, indeed, it must be the absolute priority. This is why the document recalls the rights granted to each refugee, which promote the individuals' well-being. These are well described in the 1951 Refugee Convention.”

      “Governments must respect these rights while further [rights to be extended] to the people involved in forced migration must be studied. Protection must be guaranteed to all who live under conditions of forced migration, taking into account their specific needs, which can vary from a residency permit for victims of human trafficking to the possibility of being granted citizenship for those who are stateless,” the cardinal observed. On the contrary, he noted, it is occurring more and more frequently that refugees are subjected to confined detention, interment in refugee camps, and having their freedom to travel and their right to work restricted.

      “It would be very different if their recognized and declared rights were properly respected. After all, the States have established and ratified these convention to ensure that individuals' rights do not remain just proclaimed ideals or commitments that are subscribed to but not honoured. … The Church, for her part, is convinced that the pastoral care for all persons who, in various ways, are involved in forced migration is a collective responsibility, as well as [the responsibility] of each individual believer. … In close connection to moral values and the Christian vision, we mean to save human lives, to restore dignity to persons, to offer hope, and to give adequate social and communal responses. Letting ourselves be challenged by the presence of refugees, asylum seekers, and other persons who have been forcibly displace compels us to go out of our closed world, which is familiar to us, toward the unknown, in mission, in the courageous witness of evangelization,” the prelate concluded.

      Cardinal Sarah then referred to the four million displaced persons within Syria, noting the 80,000 deaths, in less than two years, that have been “collateral effects” of the conflict. In this regard he observed that, up until the 1950's, in war there was a proportion of 1 civilian victim to 9 military casualties while today that amount has been inverted and dozens of thousands of people are in flight, “in the attempt to, at least, save their lives”.

      He also referenced the population of the Sahel region of Africa, condemned to hunger because of drought, likening the situation to that in the American states that have recently been hit by tornadoes. He emphasized that, “at whatever latitude, the fight against against natural catastrophes is absolutely unequal and gives a sense of how humanity is at the mercy of nature instead of being its responsible custodian.” The cardinal did not overlook those who, even in Europe, are unemployed and condemned to “a 'structural poverty', who pay the price of political choices with their own lives”. Many of these persons chose the path of emigration, unleashing the “phenomenon of a flight of [intellectuals], which further and permanently impoverishes their country of origin”.

      In this state of things “the Church intervenes in different ways according to her ability, mainly thanks to the worthy work of her charitable organizations and their volunteers”. But “charity, first of all, is wed to the individual … charity isn't a window or a register. Whoever is in need must be able to find a good Samaritan whose heart beats with theirs because they are made alike and because [the good Samaritan] serves Christ [in serving their neighbour in need].” In the same way, charity “has a plural dimension: the refugee, the impoverished, the suffering need a network of ecclesial support that embraces and assimilates them … recognizing the dignity of the person and making them again feel part of the human family, respecting their identity and their faith” because “the Christian community is called to live the ecclesial dimension of charity”.


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      . COR UNUM: SUMMER WILL AGGRAVATE CRISIS IN SYRIA
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      Vatican City, 6 June 2013 (VIS) – The Pontifical Council “Cor Unum” called a meeting, from 4-5 June, of the Catholic charitable agencies that are working to combat the crisis in Syria. Around 25 representatives of local churches, charitable agencies working in the region, institutional donors from the Catholic world, the Holy See, and the Apostolic Nunciature in Syria gathered to reaffirm the continuity of their commitment and to renew the Holy Father's appeal that all violence cease and that paths of dialogue and reconciliation, based on respect for all, be opened.

      The local Churches have responded concretely to the population, both in Syria and the entire region, from the beginning of the conflict. More than 400,000 persons are regularly supported, without discrimination, by humanitarian aid to the cost of more than 25 million Euro. Testimonials confirm the extent of the tragedy: almost 7 million people who need humanitarian assistance, more than 4.5 million forcibly displaced persons, and an ever-increasing number of persons seeking security outside of the country's borders.

      A more careful analysis of the needs in this area have revealed that, with the onset of summer, the risk of epidemics in the affected population—with pregnant women, children, the elderly, and the disabled in particular jeopardy—will certainly increase along with shortages of medicines and aid.

      In the face of this alarming situation, the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum” has launched an appeal on behalf of all the agencies involved to economically support the humanitarian efforts and the search for peace, in the hopes of rebuilding a country that has been torn and destroyed by the conflict.

      The international community must also provide more support to the countries that are receiving refugees and to humanitarian operations there, in order to be able to respond to their growing needs. The international community's mediation efforts, even if more decisive in respect to previous months, still seem insufficient. Thus the risks are increasing that the conflict in Syria might become another endless war in which the first victims are defenceless civilians, who are often treated as targets in the “useless massacre” of this ongoing violence.


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      . SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS IN BILATERAL COMMISSION BETWEEN HOLY SEE AND ISRAEL
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      Vatican City, 6 June 2013 (VIS) – According to a joint communique released today, “the Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the Holy See and the State of Israel met [yesterday], 5 June 2013, at the Vatican, at the Plenary level to continue negotiations pursuant to the Fundamental Agreement Art. 10 paragraph 2.”

      “The meeting was headed by Msgr. Antoine Camilleri, under-secretary for the Holy See's Relations with States and by Mr. Zeev Elkin, M.K., deputy minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel. The Commission welcomed the two new heads of the delegations, and acknowledged the contribution of Ambassador Bahij Mansour to the negotiations and wished him success in his new position. The negotiations took place in a thoughtful and constructive atmosphere. The Commission took notice that significant progress was made and the parties committed themselves to accelerate negotiations on the remaining issues, and look forward to an expedited conclusion in the near term.”

      “The Parties have agreed on future steps and to hold the next Plenary meeting by December 2013 in Jerusalem.”


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      . AUDIENCES
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      Vatican City, 6 June 2013 (VIS) – Today the Holy Father received:

      - the credential letters of the new ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, His excellency Mr. Mohamed Taher Rabbani,

      - members of the presidency of the Latin American Confederation of Religious Orders (CLAR), and

      - Archbishop Beniamino Stella, president of Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy.

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      . OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
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      Vatican City, 6 June 2013 (VIS) – Today the Holy Father appointed Fr. Lionginas Virbalas, S.J., as bishop of Panevezys (area 13,000, population 390,000, Catholics 320,000, priests 98, religious 76), Lithuania. The bishop-elect, previously rector of the Pontifical Russian College of St. Therese of the Child Jesus in Rome, Italy, was born in Birzai, Lithuania, in 1961 and was ordained a priest in 1991. Since ordination he has served in several academic, pastoral, institutional, and diocesan level roles, most recently as: consultor of the Jesuit Provincial Curia in Lithuania (2003); adjunct secretary general of Lithuania's Episcopal Conference (2005-2009); and pastor of St. Casimir parish in Vilnius (1997-2005 and again from 2009-2010). He succeeds Bishop Jonas Kauneckas, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

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      . THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
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      God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3;16

      For millions of years God was pleased with human beings and blessed our human family in which He took great joy.

      As people began to build cities and live disassociated from nature and the affinity they shared with natural law the worse seemed came out of them.

      God was heartbroken a second time. First, was the fall of our original parents Adam and Eve. Then the new fallen Adam emerged, a city man who was motivated by selfishness, fear, greed and self centeredness, lacking love for God, neighbor, and nature.

      Then came the flood.

      Sewing a new generation with good seed of Noah and his family God watched his new crop of humanity grow.

      He promised us to save us. The ark of Noah is a prefiguration of the Church of Christ saving us in the turbulent waters of the strife filled world. We see this prefiguration again with Jesus asleep aboard the fishing boat with the twelve apostles during the squall or storm at sea. Christ is with us and Peace, tranquility and harmony -- the divine order of love reigns with Him.

      Once again he sewed new seeds, the infant Church, like the mustard seed growing into the largest of trees so that birds make their nests in its branches.

      Jesus calls us to sit withHim in the boat and believe in Him, just as John 3:16 asks us to believe so that we may not perish, but rather, have eternal life.

      When the day is dark and overcast and a storm begins to brew and thunderclaps and lightning bolts flash and crash and roar keep your eyes fixed on Christ asleep in tranquility on the boat of life and be reassured as St. Teresa of Avila has told us:

      (in English translation)

      Let nothing disturb you,
      Let nothing frighten you,
      All things are passing;
      God only is changeless.
      Patience gains all things.
      Who has God wants nothing.
      God alone suffices.

      (in the original Spanish)

      Nada te turbe,
      nada te espante;
      todo se pasa,
      Dios no se muda.
      La paciencia todo lo alcanza.
      Quien a Dios tiene nada le falta
      solo Dios basta.


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      . PRAYER FOR POPE FRANCIS
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      Lord, look kindly on our Holy Father Pope Francis and strengthen him
      with all the graces necessary to perform his duties as Your Vicar here on earth.
      Guard and protect him from all evil. Grant him excellent health of mind and
      body. Empower him to transform the world through Your most Holy Being. Empower
      him to convert sinners and warm the chilled heart that has grown cold. Bless the
      Holy See over which he presides in Your place so that they may all be one as You
      prayed at Your Last Supper. Enkindle the fire of Your love in him and in all the
      faithful so that together we may work towards fulfilling Your Most Holy Will for
      us and the whole world. Amen.

      (permission granted to everyone to copy and distribute this prayer for Pope
      Francis)


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      . PRAYER FOR BENEDICT XVI
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      The following prayer is recommended to be said each day for Benedict XVI
      during "The Year of Faith" and for the remainder of his life as a the former
      Vicar of Christ.

      PRAYER FOR BENEDICT XVI

      Lord, look kindly on Benedict XVI and strengthen him with all the graces
      necessary to perform his duties here on earth. Guard and protect him from all
      evil. Grant him excellent health of mind and body. Empower him to transform the
      world through Your most Holy Being. Empower him to convert sinners and warm the
      chilled heart that has grown cold. Enkindle the fire of Your love in him and in
      all the faithful so that together we may work towards fulfilling Your Most Holy
      Will for us and the whole world. Amen.


      (permission granted to everyone to copy and distribute this prayer for Benedict
      XVI)


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      . FOLLOW THE EDITOR ON TWITTER
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      https://twitter.com/JohnNLupia

      @JohnNLupia


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      . CATALOGUE OF LINKS
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      Send EWTN donations online:

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      3. Today's Lectionary Readings
      http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/060613.cfm


      http://www.alingilalyawmi.org
      (Arabic)

      Biblica Online
      http://biblica.bsw.org
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      4. DIVINE OFFICE TEXTS & AUDIO ONLINE:

      OFFICE OF READINGS, TEXTS


      http://www.universalis.com/cgi-bin/display/600/USA/Readings.html

      MORNING, EVENING & NIGHT PRAYERS, TEXTS:
      http://www.liturgyhours.org

      Also available from the Franciscan Fathers- Custody of the Holy Land
      http://www.custodia.org

      or

      http://www.custodia.org/default.asp?id=5186
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      5. ROSARY ONLINE

      The Rosary in the Holy Land with Fr. Mitch Pacwa

      http://www.ewtn.com/vondemand/audio/seriessearchprog.asp?seriesID=503&T1=pacwa

      Rosary in English or Latin with Gregorian Chant
      http://www.ourcatholicfaith.org/onlinerosary.html


      DOWNLOAD FREE SCRIPTURAL ROSARY
      http://www.virtualrosary.org


      Rosary Prayers in All Languages
      http://www.rosary-center.org/howto.htm
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      6. PROPOSAL FOR THE NEW 5 MYSTERIES OF MERCY OF THE ROSARY



      http://www.reginacaelipress.com/home/the-5-mysteries-of-mercy

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      7. CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY ONLINE
      http://www.markhargrave.com/chaplet.html

      THE LITANY OF HUMILITY
      http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/prayers/humility.htm

      LITANY OF ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL (Latin & English)
      http://www.preces-latinae.org/thesaurus/Angeli/LitSMichael.html

      CHAPLET OF ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
      http://www.ewtn.com/library/prayer/mikechap.txt

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      8. THE BEATIFICATION OF MAMA GILI

      Color Photograph of Mama Gili, Biography and Prayers
      http://holyfaceofjesus.com/dolores_immacolata.htm

      Testimonial of Fr. Peter M. Rinaldi, SDB
      http://holyfaceofjesus.com/testimonial_of_fr.htm

      Testimonial of Fr. Benedict Groeschel,
      CFRhttp://www.franciscanfriars.com/fr.%20glenn%20letters/frglenn575.htm

      New Jersey State Senate Honors Mama Gili
      http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?r109:E25OC5-0009


      Cause of Mama Gili as Servant of God (Part 1)
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Roman-Catholic-News/message/33

      Cause of Mama Gili as Servant of God (Part 2)
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Roman-Catholic-News/message/37

      Need a Miracle?
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Roman-Catholic-News/message/55

      Dolores Immacolata "Mama" Gili (1892-1985)
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Roman-Catholic-News/message/117



      . MAMA GILI GUILD

      The Mama Gili Guild was established several years ago to gather, collect, and
      publish information on Dolores Immacolata Gili (1892-1985) for an investigation
      into her cause as a Servant of God, as well as to promote her cause and to
      perpetuate her cult by directing prayer groups assembled in her honor. It has
      continuously enjoyed the ecclesiastical approval of Theodore Cardinal McCarrick,
      and the Most Reverend John Joseph Myers, Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey.

      Get a copy of the book about Mama Gili written by her eldest daughter Claudia
      (now deceased). Claudia Gili Phaneuf, Dolores Immacolata Gili: Mama Gili (Mama
      Gili Guild, 1989). The 2005 Edition is available from the Mama Gili Guild by
      contacting Fr. Dante: address and phone number below. The cost of the book, last
      time I checked, was $5.00 plus
      postage.

      Call or write today regarding favors granted through the intercession of Dolores
      Immacolata "Mama" Gili," or, for more information about the book and the cause
      of her investigation for canonization to:

      Rev. Dante DiGirolamo, Director
      Mama Gili Guild
      P. O. Box 455
      Kearny, New Jersey 07032


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      9. NEW BOOK ON THE SHROUD OF TURIN


      http://www.reginacaelipress.com


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      10. ABBAYE SAINT-JOSEPH DE CLAIRVAL

      The Benedictine monks of Abbaye Saint-Joseph de Clairval mail a free
      monthly newsletter to anyone who requests it. Also free of charge are:
      the tract about the divinity of Jesus Christ; tract about the Truths
      of the Catholic Religion; scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, with
      explanatory notice; the promises of the Sacred Heart; the mysteries of
      the Rosary.

      Abbey of Saint-Joseph de Clairval
      21150 FLAVIGNY-SUR-OZERAIN
      France

      Phone.: 03 80 96 22 31
      Fax: 03 80 96 25 29
      Email: or


      http://www.clairval.com
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      11. Thomas a Kempis, Imitation of Christ. English Trans. Online

      http://www.ccel.org/ccel/kempis/imitation.html

      Thomas a Kempis, De Imitatione Christi. Latin Text Online

      http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/kempis.html
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      12. Catechism of the Catholic Church online

      http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text
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      13. Missionaries of the Poor

      http://www.missionariesofthepoor.org/

      Fr. Richard Ho Lung

      The Missionaries of the Poor (M.O.P.) is an international monastic order of
      Brothers dedicated to "Joyful Service with Christ on the Cross" to serve the
      poorest of the poor. The order was started in 1981 by Father Richard Ho Lung and
      has now grown to over 500 brothers around the world.

      The Missionaries of the Poor take vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and free
      service to the poorest of the poor. We surrender all rights to our own material
      possessions, bodily desires, will and remuneration for services rendered to the
      poor. We have no private possessions, no bank accounts and live in
      community--sharing all things in common. Our material needs are supplied by the
      generosity of our supporters who share our faith, embrace our mission and offer
      their own resources to serve the poor with and through us. There are three
      basic ways you can help:


      http://www.missionariesofthepoor.org/donate.php

      http://www.missionariesofthepoor.org/volunteers.php

      MAIN OFFICE
      Missionaries of the Poor
      3 North Street
      Kingston, Jamaica, WI
      (876) 948-0280 or
      (876) 948-6173

      N THE U.S.A.
      Missionaries of the Poor
      PO Box 29893
      Atlanta, GA 30359
      (404) 248-1197

      IN CANADA
      Friends of the Poor
      PO Box 356
      Markham, Ontario
      L3P 3J8, Canada
      (905) 940-2606

      N THE UK
      MOP Supporters Assoc.
      St. Aidan's Cath. Church
      Finch Kane, Little Chalfont Bucks HP7 9NE

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      14. THIS IS WHY GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD AND DIED TO SAVE IT.


      http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120710.html


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      . EUCHARISTIC PRAYER IN HONOR OF THE SORROWFUL HEART OF MARY

      When the Eucharistic host is elevated at Mass say:

      "Eternal Father, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, I
      offer you the crucified Body of Your dearly beloved Son, Jesus Christ,
      in reparation for all the sins committed against you and for the
      conversion and salvation of the whole world."

      When the Eucharistic chalice is elevated at Mass say:

      "Eternal Father, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, I
      offer you the precious Blood of Your dearly beloved Son, Jesus Christ,
      in reparation for all the sins committed against you and for the
      conversion and salvation of the whole world."
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      . DAILY REMINDERS
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      Pray for the Pope every day.

      "during this important time, as the eve of the new millennium
      approaches unity among all Christians of the various confessions will
      increase until they reach full communion." John Paul II, Tertio
      Millennio Adveniente, 16

      "Keep close to the Mother of God as if you were the child Jesus
      clinging to her robes while walking down a dusty and busy crowded
      street and you will always be safe."
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      This will give you the archive of all of the articles in all issues.
      There are four ways to access archived articles: (1) Go to the Home
      Page panel on the far left and click on the word "Messages" just below
      the word "Home"; (2) then click on the articles posted by date; (3) or
      click on the blue Arabic numerals in the box for the month in the
      yearly calendar window at the bottom of the page;(4)or type in a
      keyword in the long rectangular white box alongside the long
      rectangular button that reads SEARCH ARCHIVE, and then click that
      button.
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