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From Catholic Memes

My reaction too!


From Catholic Memes

bebebhella:

Rome, Italy


So nice.

bebebhella:

Rome, Italy

So nice.

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A young husband should say to his bride: ‘I have taken you in my arms, and I love you, and I prefer you to my life itself. For the present life is nothing, and my most ardent dream is to spend it with you in such a way that we may be assured of not being separated in the life reserved for us.’ —  St. John Chrysostom (via sunbeam-onacloudyday)

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“Having no doubts about the true nature of the disease, I am calm, resigned, and very happy in the midst of my people. God certainly knows what is best for my sanctification and I gladly repeat: ‘Thy will be done.’”
“I make myself a leper with the lepers to gain all to Jesus Christ.”“A parent’s first duty is to provide for the children. I have the obligation of giving my children, newly born of water and the Holy Spirit, the things that are necessary for spiritual life.”“Jesus Christ treats missionaries in a very special manner, for it is He who guides their footsteps and preserves them from all danger.”“I find my consolation in the one and only companion who will never leave me, that is, our Divine Saviour in the Holy Eucharist… .It is at the foot of the altar that we find the strength necessary in this isolation of ours. Without the Blessed Sacrament a position like mine would be unbearable. But, having Our Lord at my side, I continue always to be happy and content… . Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the most tender of friends with souls who seek to please Him. His goodness knows how to proportion itself to the smallest of His creatures as to the greatest of them. Be not afraid then in your solitary conversations, to tell Him of your miseries, your fears, your worries, of those who are dear to you, of your projects, and of your hopes. Do so with confidence and with an open heart.”

“Having no doubts about the true nature of the disease, I am calm, resigned, and very happy in the midst of my people. God certainly knows what is best for my sanctification and I gladly repeat: ‘Thy will be done.’”

“I make myself a leper with the lepers to gain all to Jesus Christ.”

“A parent’s first duty is to provide for the children. I have the obligation of giving my children, newly born of water and the Holy Spirit, the things that are necessary for spiritual life.”

“Jesus Christ treats missionaries in a very special manner, for it is He who guides their footsteps and preserves them from all danger.”“I find my consolation in the one and only companion who will never leave me, that is, our Divine Saviour in the Holy Eucharist… .It is at the foot of the altar that we find the strength necessary in this isolation of ours. Without the Blessed Sacrament a position like mine would be unbearable. But, having Our Lord at my side, I continue always to be happy and content… . Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the most tender of friends with souls who seek to please Him. His goodness knows how to proportion itself to the smallest of His creatures as to the greatest of them. Be not afraid then in your solitary conversations, to tell Him of your miseries, your fears, your worries, of those who are dear to you, of your projects, and of your hopes. Do so with confidence and with an open heart.”

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KAMIANO ALOHA - Mele in honor of St. Damien of Moloka’i

By Puakea Nogelmeier & Robert M. Mondoy

No Beliuma ‘o Kamiano

Ka ‘elele mana’o’i’o

He aloha ‘euanelio

 

He kaua ke aloha

Pili i ko uka, pili i ko kai

Lawelawe mai ‘o a ‘o

 

Mau a mau ka pilina

I ka ‘aina, i ke kanaka

He pu’uwai la’ahia

 

He la’ana i ka pono

‘O Kamiano Aloha

Aloha mau loa e

 

He inoa no Kamiano Aloha

 

From Belgium came Damien

The faithful messenger

Revering the gospel of truth

 

A humble servant of mercy

For uplanders and shore folk

Serving throughout the land

 

With ties everlasting

To the land and its people

Truly a sacred heart

 

An emblem of sanctity

Beloved Damien

Love that has no bounds

 

A name chant for Beloved Damien

ArtistPuakea Nogelmeier & Robert M. Mondoy
TitleKamiano Aloha
St. Damien and St. Marianne of Moloka’i

E ka Makua o ke aloha nui, ma o
Kana Kamiano, ua ha’awi mai ‘oe i
ka ho’ike ma’amaÿama o ke aloha i
na mea ‘ilihune a ha’alele loa ‘ia.
E ‘ae mai ‘oe, me kona kokua a i
mau ho’ike mana’oi’o no kau Keiki,
‘o Iesu, e lilo pu makou i po’e kuene
no ia po’e ha’aha’a.
Noi makou i keia ma ka in
oa o kau Keiki Iesu Kristo,
e noho aupuni la me ‘oe a me ka ‘Uhane Hemolele i
Akua ho’okahi, mau a mau. ‘Amene
 

Father of mercy, in Saint Damien you have given us a shining witness of love for the poorest and most abandoned. Grant that, by his intercession, as faithful witnesses of your Son Jesus, we too may be servants of the most needy and rejected. We ask this through Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, for ever and ever. Amen.

St. Damien and St. Marianne of Moloka’i

E ka Makua o ke aloha nui, ma o

Kana Kamiano, ua ha’awi mai ‘oe i

ka ho’ike ma’amaÿama o ke aloha i

na mea ‘ilihune a ha’alele loa ‘ia.

E ‘ae mai ‘oe, me kona kokua a i

mau ho’ike mana’oi’o no kau Keiki,

‘o Iesu, e lilo pu makou i po’e kuene

no ia po’e ha’aha’a.

Noi makou i keia ma ka in

oa o kau Keiki Iesu Kristo,

e noho aupuni la me ‘oe a me ka ‘Uhane Hemolele i

Akua ho’okahi, mau a mau. ‘Amene

 

Father of mercy, in Saint Damien you have given us a shining witness of love for the poorest and most abandoned. Grant that, by his intercession, as faithful witnesses of your Son Jesus, we too may be servants of the most needy and rejected. We ask this through Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, for ever and ever. Amen.
E Kamiano, pray for us!
Today is the Feast of St. Damien of Moloka’i, a humble priest of the Fathers of the Sacred Hearts who left his native Belgium and sailed to Hawai’i as a missionary to spread the light of the Gospel. 
In Hawai’i in the 1800s, people who contracted leprosy were forced to leave their families and shipped to the Island of Moloka’i there to die in exile.  Fr. Damien was sent to Moloka’i to serve the lepers in Moloka’i; in administering the sacraments, Fr. Damien literally brought Jesus to a leper colony.
Aided towards the end of his life by St. Marianne Cope and her Sisters, Fr. Damien himself died of leprosy on April 15, 1889.  If he died in April, why then is his feast in May?  Since the date of his birth into everlasting life and total union with Christ often falls during Lent, the Bl. John Paul II at his beatification assigned him a liturgical memorial on May 10, the anniversary of his arrival in 1873 to Moloka’i, the island of death.  Thus is has been exactly 140 years since St. Damien first step foot on the island where he would live, work, and die in the service of the Lord.
Click here for more info about St. Damien the Leper of Moloka’i.

[Image:  Icon of St. Damien from the Studio of St. John the Baptist.]

E Kamiano, pray for us!

Today is the Feast of St. Damien of Moloka’i, a humble priest of the Fathers of the Sacred Hearts who left his native Belgium and sailed to Hawai’i as a missionary to spread the light of the Gospel.
 

In Hawai’i in the 1800s, people who contracted leprosy were forced to leave their families and shipped to the Island of Moloka’i there to die in exile.  Fr. Damien was sent to Moloka’i to serve the lepers in Moloka’i; in administering the sacraments, Fr. Damien literally brought Jesus to a leper colony.


Aided towards the end of his life by St. Marianne Cope and her Sisters, Fr. Damien himself died of leprosy on April 15, 1889.  If he died in April, why then is his feast in May?  Since the date of his birth into everlasting life and total union with Christ often falls during Lent, the Bl. John Paul II at his beatification assigned him a liturgical memorial on May 10, the anniversary of his arrival in 1873 to Moloka’i, the island of death.  Thus is has been exactly 140 years since St. Damien first step foot on the island where he would live, work, and die in the service of the Lord.


Click here for more info about St. Damien the Leper of Moloka’i.

[Image:  Icon of St. Damien from the Studio of St. John the Baptist.]

ART OF MANLINESS:  THE IMPORTANCE OF ROUGHHOUSING

I like to think that St. Joseph roughhoused with Jesus.  Can you imagine God willing that you playfully throw Him on the bed! 

When I was little, one of my favorite bonding times with my dad was when we would place “monster”.  He would turn off the lights and put on a werewolf mask; then I would either have to hide or set a trap for him.  It got pretty intense. 

We would also wrestle, of course.  It usually began with me trying to push my dad off the bed or couch.  I actually got my first physics lesson trying to push my dad off of the couch:  leverage helps.

everything-isagrace:

This is every Mass.

everything-isagrace:

This is every Mass.

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by-grace-of-god:

Basilica of Benedictine Abbey, Ottobeuren, Bavaria

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New batch of Swiss Guards take their Oath of Loyalty

Every year on the 6th of May, the Swiss Guards—the pope’s bodyguard—have their new recruits take an Oath of Fidelity.  This date also marks the anniversary of the Sack of Rome in which 147 Swiss Guards were slain on the steps of St. Peter’s Basilica while defending the Holy Father.

First, the chaplain of the Guards reads the oath:  “I swear I will faithfully, loyally and honourably serve the Supreme Pontiff Francis and his legitimate successors, and also dedicate myself to them with all my strength, sacrificing if necessary also my life to defend them. I assume this same commitment with regard to the Sacred College of Cardinals whenever the See is vacant.  Furthermore I promise to the Commanding Captain and my other superiors, respect, fidelity and obedience. This I swear! May God and our Holy Patrons assist me!

Then, the new recruits each come up, place one had on the flag of the Swiss Guards and raise the other hand showing 3 fingers as a sign of the Blessed Trinity say,

I, …, swear I will observe faithfully, loyally and honourably all that has now been read out to me! May God and his saints assist me!