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Spiritual Exercises for Lent:Day 18

Spiritual Exercises for Lent:Day 18

Prepare well for the Confession. Frequent Confession is like a shower for your soul, cleansing you completely, giving you healing and freedom from sin. Frequent Confession is like a petrol for your soul, it keeps you going through the rough roads of our lives. Sacrament of the Reconciliation is a superb grace. It is a big “SORRY” said to our Father in Heaven every time we do wrong, every time we fail or disappoint God, every time we fail to keep His Commandments.

A guide  for good confession:

  • If you need help especially if you have been away for some time simply ask the priest and he will help you by “walking” you through the steps to make a good confession.
  • Be truly sorry for your sins, ask God for the Holy Spirit to help you to examine your conscience, best way is to go through 10 Commandments and see if you kept them or not.
  • Remember that it is really Jesus who gives you forgiveness through priest
  • Always tell the priest your state of life: married or single, priest or religious, under religious vows or promises

Click on the link and print 1page PDF document and use it as a guide for How To Make a Good Confession: ConfessionGuide2

Jesus listens to you at the confession

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Spiritual exercises for Lent

Ash Wednesday image 2012Day 1– Ash Wednesday
“Fast on your worries, feast on your trust in God”

Day 2-Pray with all your heart. Pray your favourite prayer with confidence that your prayer will be answered. Call upon the Most Holy Name of Jesus

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The Call to Fatima Triduum 2011

Call to Fatima Triduum in St Mary's of the Angels, 7-9th Oct 2011

“The Call to Fatima” triduum in honour of Our Lady of the Rosary will take place at St Mary of the Angels Church, Dublin 7 on Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October 2011.

Three days of prayer will emphasize the importance of the Fatima Message for our times, bringing along several experts on this topic. Triduum is organised in honour of Our Lady of the Rosary, feast day officially celebrated around the world on 7th October. It was in Fatima, Portugal, where the Virgin Mary stated, that she is the Lady of the Rosary to Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco. Our Lady of Fatima was especially loved by Saint Padre Pio, who is a patron saint of St Mary of the Angels Church, run by Irish Capuchin Franciscans.

The key guest speakers are coming from around the world, including Fr Andrew Apostoli, Franciscan of the Renewal, New York, USA, Sister Angela Coelho, the Vice-Postulator for Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto, Fatima, Portugal, Doctor Branca Paul, the private physician of last visionary Sister Lucia, Coimbra, Portugal, Soprano Singer Louise Irvine from Northern Ireland and The Call to Fatima film producer & director Dubliner Thomas McCormack.

During the Triduum the faithful will have the opportunity to view an exhibition of the Relics, those of Saint Padre Pio, Saint Teresa of Liseux (Little Flower), Saint Anthony, Blessed Francisco and Jacinta and many more.  Masses will be scheduled as usual. Confessions, Music, Adoration and talks by guest speakers will take place over the three days.

All are very welcome, especially youth and families, as well as different international community’s who have come to make their home in Ireland.

The Call to Fatima Triduum programm 7th-9th October 2011

Confession- Gift from God himself

         Confession- gift from God

 

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.

 

 

The Great Promise of Our Lady of Fatima

                The Great Promise of Our Lady of Fatima
 
 

Our Lady appeared at Fatima in 1917  to three little children, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta, to warn the world, but also to bring a message of hope: “Finally my Immaculate Heart will triumph!”

Our Lady's Great Promise www.thecalltofatima.com

Picture taken in Coimbra, Portugal, Sister Lucia's Memorial Museum

 

In 1925  appeared to Sister Lucia, rested one hand on Lucia’s shoulder, while in the other hand she held a heart surrounded with thorns. Then Our Lady said to Lucia: “Look, my daughter, at my Heart surrounded with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce me at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude… You, at least, try to console me and say that I promise to assist at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for salvation, all those who on the first Saturday for five consecutive months, will confess, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary and keep me a company for 15 minutes while meditating of the mysteries of the Rosary, with intention of making reparation.”This is how Five First Saturday devotion came about. Our Heavenly Mother gave it to Sister Lucia, encouraging the faithful to pray the Rosary more and more, meditating on it and practising the Sacrament of Confession and Eucharist. Let’s not forget that Our Lady and Our Lord Jesus are hurt every single moment. Sometimes even by us…  Tommorow is first Saturday of the Month. We encourage you to start this devotion, it is fine and purifying for our soul, and it helps to console Our Heavenly Mother. 

Remember this divine formula: 5 First Saturdays= Confession+ Mass & Eucharist +Rosary & 15.min Meditation+Intention of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Padre Pio quote: the importance of the Mass

Padre Pio loved Our Lady of Fatima very much!“It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do so without the Holy Mass.” – Padre Pio

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