Our Lady of Fatima books DVDs by Sister Lucia

Archive for the ‘christian’ Category

Prayer for Christian Unity

PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

God of compassion,
you have loved and forgiven us in Christ,
and sought to reconcile the entire human race
in that redeeming love.
Look with favour upon us,
who work and pray
for the unity of divided Christian communities.
Grant us the experience of being brothers and sisters in your love.
We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever. Amen.

Advertisements

O Gloriosa Domina

                                  Jesus, Son of Mary www.thecalltofatima.com             O GLORIOSA DOMINA

                                       Hail most high, most humble one!

                                       Above the world; below thy Son,

                                       Whose blush the moon beauteously mars

                                       And stains the timorous light of stars.

                                       He that made all things, had not done,

                                       Till He had made Himself thy son.

                                       The whole world’s Host would be thy guest

                                       And board Himself at thy rich breast.

                                       O boundless hospitality!

                                       The Feast of all things feeds on thee.

                                       Let hearts and lips speak loud and say

                                       Hail door of life and source of day!

                                       The door was shut, the fountain sealed;

                                       Yet light was seen and life revealed.

                                       The door was shut, yet let in day,

                                       The fountain sealed, yet life found way.

                                       Glory to Thee, great virgin’s Son,

                                       In bosom of thy Father’s bliss.

                                       The same to Thee, sweet Spirit be done.

                                       As ever shall be, was and is.

                                                                         (Richard Crashaw 1612-1649)

              

How to stay happy?

How to stay happy?How to remain in this state? Few short suggestions may help you a lot in your every day life.

This is not a secret or any miraculous formula. So take it as you see it and put it to work. It is all up to you…and it is so simple!

1.  Smile, as smile costs nothing and warms up so many hearts!

2. Serve others rather than be served! Start with your spouse..friend…brother or sister..neighbour…workmate

3. Listen, what people around you want to say!

4. Find a balance between your physical & spiritual life, don’t neglect one or another!

5. Spare more time for your family!It is always great to visit your parents or call your auntie.

6. Pray, hope and don’t worry! (St Padre Pio) The prayer, and especially the Rosary, is very powerful, by praying you will gain inner peace and will stop to worry so much.

6. Discuss different options for the future, be prepared for the worst, but always hope for the best! We are living in a crazy world, lot’s of mess and despair, but there is always a bright sight…always…route your life in HOPE that never dies!

7. Keep fit, exercise!Even Pope Benedict XVI is suggesting clergy to do sports!Jugging, swimming, tennis, football, walk with a dog, you name it. And you can never be too old for it!

8. Make your work enjoyable! Enjoy what you do!This is a key!

9. Start planting/ farming/ sewing/ cooking, etc. Any creative work will help you to feel fulfilled, needed, appreciated!

10. Start doing something you always wanted to do but never had time!

11. Less TV, more outreach and face-to-face contact! Times flies afront of TV/Internet, etc. You will gain more free time to be with others!Maybe to read some valueable book?To write to your penfriend?To do piano classes or to write a poetry?

12.In the end of the day glance through your day and find thankful moments…Thank the Lord for good, pozitive, successful things/ events, there is always something to thank Him for.

 

 

Saint of the Day 14th March

Saint of the day is St.Matilda of Denmark, born in 895. Daughter of Count Dietrich of Westphalia and Reinhild of Denmark, she was raised by her grandmother, abbess of the Eufurt. In 913, Matilda left the abbey, and married of King Henry the Fowler of Saxony, who had received an annulment from a previous marriage. Mother of Otto, Holy Roman Emperor; Henry the Quarrelsome, Duke of Bavaria; Saint Bruno, Archbishop of Cologne; Gerberga, wife of King Louis IV of France; Hedwig, mother of Hugh Capet. Betrayed by Otto after Henry the Fowler’s death when he falsely accused her of financial mismanagement. Founded several Benedictine abbeys. Well known throughout the realm for her generosity, she taught the ignorant, comforted the sick, and visited prisoners. Saint Matilda died in 968.
www.thecalltofatima.com

So Who Is He this Jesus?

In chemistry, He turned water to wine

In biology, He was born without the normal conception

In physics, He disproved the law of gravity when He ascended into heaven

In economics, He disproved the law of diminishing return by feeding 5000 men with two loaves of bread

In medicine, He cured the sick and the blind without administering a single dose of drugs

In history, He is the beginning and the end

In government, He said that He shall be called wonderful counselor, prince of peace

In religion, He said no one comes to Father except through Him

SO WHO IS HE?

HE IS JESUS

“Lead all Souls to Heaven”, Our Lady of Fatima 1917

National Fatima Conference 2010

the statue of Our Lady and three little shepherds-National Fatima Conference 2010

The National Fatima Conference took place in University College Cork on 30th October 2010 in Boole No.4. The conference theme “Lead All Souls to Heaven” was a direct response to Pope Benedict’s letter to the Irish people to pray, meditate and repent and follow the word of God and His commandments. It was a full day event starting at 10am and finishing at 5pm. The organisers The Call to Fatima team who produced the double award film documentaries based entirely on Sr Lucia’s writings has the approval of the Fatima Shrine, Carmel of Coimbra and supported by the Vatican. The conference was free admission with prior booking requirements and free car park space was made available.

The conference was attended by 400 people from county Cork, Co. Limerick, Co. Meath, Co. Roscommon, Co. Mayo, Dublin, Co. Kerry, Co. Kildare, Belfast, Co. Kilkenny, Co. Wicklow, Co. Waterford, Co. Tipperary, as well as people from England, Australia, Latvia and Slovakia. A special free gift packages was presented to every person at the entrance, which included the hymn sheet, prayer sheet to Blessed Jacinta and Francisco, Sister Lucia and to the Most Holy Trinity + the Five First Saturday devotion, the Brown Scapular, the Rosary Beads, pencil and a white napkin for the Farewell song in honour of Our Lady (Fatima tradition). The Catholic Voice provided 400 free newspapers.

Eucharistic Adoration at the National Fatima Conference 2010

Speakers: Fr Michael Maher SM spoke about the obedience and to follow the Pope and the Church during these hard times. Sister Angela Coelho, Vice Postulator for the Blessed Jacinta and Blessed Francisco’s cause spoke in detail about the two little shepherds before and after the apparitions of Our Lady, as well as their characters and concerns during their life. The second talk of Sr Angela was on the devotion to the Five First Saturdays, as Our Lady requested to Sister Lucia in 1925. Thomas McCormack, the producer/ director of the film “The Call to Fatima” spoke about the Message of Fatima in reference to his film and Sister Lucia’s last book “Calls from the Message of Fatima”. All talks were exciting and very inspiring, according to many people who came and expressed their thoughts.

The day started with the Rosary, following talks, followed by the Angelus and the Brown Scapular enrolment by Fr Michael Maher. Father beforehand explained the meaning/ history and importance of this sacramental. The conference atmosphere was created by the beautiful singing of soprano Louise Irvine and her brother on keyboard Christopher Irvine, involving all in Fatima and Marian hymns.

The stage was enriched by Our Lady’s statue and the statues of 3 little shepherds brought from Co. Kerry by John and Patricia Heaphey.  Faithful could also participate in the Eucharistic Adoration, that was available all day in a special room. The Eucharistic Adoration was organised and supported by Perpetual Adoration Group, who carry out such work all over Ireland by John Howard and his team of dedicated supporters. A special Fatima gallery of 150 A4 photographs was displayed for the students and visitors for the first  time upon entrance. The National Fatima Conference had a coverage in the Catholic Voice and The Universe in England.

The Call to Fatima photograph gallery

The conference’s break was between 12.30pm and 2pm for lunch, Confessions and Adoration. “How to make a Good Confession” leaflets were displayed at the entrance to the Confessions room. Many people used a great opportunity once again to reconcile with Our Lord. The day was supported by volunteers, who guided people to their seats, helped with the registration and handout material.

Farewell to Our Lady of Fatima The Fatima Conference concluded with the Holy Mass, which was the highlight of the day. Before the Holy Mass Fr Michael Maher brought the Most Holy Sacrament to the conference hall for the 30 minutes Eucharistic Blessing. The Franciscan brothers of the Most Holy Trinity Church helped to set up the Mass requirements and provided the altar cloths, chalices, wine and hosts for the Mass. During the Mass everyone was consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, entrusting themselves to her guidance and care. This act of consecration was lead by Father Maher to renewed devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. An the end of the Mass the faithful were waiving goodbye to Our Lady with their white napkins singing the hymn “O Fatima, Farewell!” After the National Fatima Conference, people were inquiring about the next venue to bring this conference to various Dioceses in 2011.

Some of the feedback by those who attended:

We were delighted to be of help to you at your Conference, which was a wonderful experience. Thank God it was such a success!”  (Eileen & Chris Rush)

“Congratulations on organising such a wonderful day on Saturday – many people have been inspired by The Call To Fatima and we were delighted to have attended.  (Kim Murphy)

Everything went so well for the conference all thanks to your team you had behind you! Our Lady must be very happy!!!”  (Louise Irvine)

 



 

 



Blessed Francisco and Blessed Jacinta Marto, the seers of Fatima apparitions

the banner for the blessed Jacinta and blessed Francisco Marto

Francisco’s quotes: “I am happier than you are, because I have the Hidden Jesus within my heart.”

“More than anything else I want to console Our Lord.”

“The worst thing would be if Our Lady never came back again! That is what hurts me most.”

“I would like to console Our Lord, and after that convert sinners so that they won’t offend Him any more.”

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Jacintas’ quotes: “I am suffering a lot, but I offer everything for sinners, and in reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”

“Oh, how much I love to suffer for love of Our Lord and Our Lady, they greatly love those who suffer for the conversion of sinners.”

“Oh, my Jesus! This is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners, for the Holy Father, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary!”

“More I think the more I suffer, and I want to suffer for love of Our Lord and for sinners.”At times, Jacinta kissed and embraced a crucifix, exclaiming: ”O my Jesus! I love You, and I want to suffer very much for love of You.”

Tag Cloud