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St Michael the Archangel

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Welcome Noah Gabriel

A Little Angel – God Bless my new nephew – Noah Gabriel

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Prayer for Melissa and Baby Noah

 

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday – 1st day of Lent

A season of prayer, fasting, and penance as preparation for the Resurrection of Our Lord on Easter Sunday.

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The Life and Ministry of St. John Bosco, part 2

By Marianne Buzzelli

One of the first duties of John Bosco after he was ordained a priest was to accompany another priest to visit young boys in a prison. Fr. John Bosco was appalled at the horrific living conditions for the young boys at the prison and began to work with city officials to improve them. At that time he also had a call by the Holy Spirit to care for young boys living on the streets. He began classes for them within the walls of the seminary and gave them food. Many young homeless boys came to hear Fr. John Bosco preach the Gospel and pray. His ministry grew as he sought assistance to provide shelter and food for the homeless young boys. The group of boys gathered together in the oratory increased from 20 to 400 within 5 years.

Reflection: God calls all of us to serve the poor and needy. And, it is in our every day duties as we follow the will of God, and know Him more through prayer that we become saints. You can learn more about the life of St. John Bosco and his service to the homeless boys in A Story of St. John Bosco.

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St John Bosco, Part 1

By Marianne Buzzelli

 

Today, January 31, is the feast of St. John Bosco. John (Giovanni) Bosco lived 1815-1888. He was born in a little town in Becchi, Italy to poor parents. His father died when he was only 2 years old, so his mother was left to support John and his 2 older brothers. The Bosco family were farmers, and John was expected to work in the fields to help support his family. However, John Bosco loved reading, and was not interested in working as a farmer. He loved to read and was excited to receive instruction from the local parish priest.

He had a call to the priesthood and thought of becoming a priest from a very early age. According to his own personal writings, John Bosco had a series of dreams, beginning at the age of  9,  in which he saw a man, who “appeared, nobly attired, with a manly and imposing bearing. The man said to him: You will have to win these friends of yours not with blows, but with gentleness and kindness. So begin right now to show them that sin is ugly and virtue beautiful.”

John left the family farm to join the seminary at the age of 12. However, with no money, he was unable to continue his studies. Two years later he met an elderly priest, Fr. Joseph Calosso, who took young John under his wing, tutored him, and provided support which allowed him to pursue his studies at the seminary.

(life story continued in Part 2)

Reflection: Gentleness, kindness, and virtue – the words John Bosco heard in his childhood dream were the very essence of his being. He devoted his life to the service of young poor, sick, homeless boys.

You can learn more about the life of this marvelous saint as you read A Story of Saint  John Bosco.

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St Thomas Aquinas and His Contribution to Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

by Marianne Buzzelli.
In addition to the many philosophical writings by St. Thomas Aquinas, Catholics are blessed with the beautiful hymns he wrote for the liturgy of the Mass. Among them is Verbum Supernum Prodiens. St. Thomas Aquinas wrote the hymn for the Hour of Lauds in the Divine Office of the feast of Corpus Christi (the Body of Christ). Catholics sing this glorious hymn, entitled by the 5thverse “O Salutaris Hostia”, during every celebration of Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament.

 Here are the 5th and 6th verses in Latin:

O salutaris hostia, Quæ cæli pandis ostium, Bella premunt hostilia,  Da robur, fer auxilium.

Uni trinoque Domino. Sit sempiterna gloria. Qui vitam sine termino. Nobis donet in patria.

English:

O saving Victim, opening wide, The gates of heaven to man below; Our foes press hard on every side, Thine aid supply, Thy strength bestow.

All praise and thanks to thee ascend, For evermore, blessed One in Three; O grant us life that shall not end, In our true native land with Thee.

To learn more about the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas you can refer to Aquinas’s Shorter Summa.

 

 

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St Thomas Aquinas, part 2

By Marianne Buzzelli

 

At the heart of the life of St. Thomas Aquinas was his time of prayer and adoration of The Blessed Sacrament. As is true of all of the saints who displayed the greatest devotion to Christ and His mother, St. Thomas Aquinas was devoted to Jesus, body, blood, soul and divinity within the Blessed Sacrament. In fact, in his marvelous writing, Summa Theologica, he did not only wonderfully describes the sacrament of The Eucharist, but, was the first to identify the word we now utilize to describe this mystery and miracle in which the bread and wine are transformed at Mass into the real presence of Jesus as “transubstantiation”.

St. Thomas Aquinas explains “The Blessed Sacrament and The Mass” in Summa, part III in which he describes the effects produced in the souls of those who receive Jesus in the sacrament of Eucharist, and the importance of frequent reception of the sacrament.

Reflection: God calls each of us to partake in the life of His Son as we live in service of others and follow His Will. We are all called to be saints. We find one of the most perfect examples of a holy life lived for love of Jesus in the life of St. Thomas Aquinas.

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St. Thomas Aquinas – part 1

St. Thomas Aquinas was one of the greatest, if not the greatest philosopher, scholar, and theologian of the Catholic Church. He lived in the 13th century in Italy. He was a Dominican priest and one of 33 doctors of The Church. He was a great teacher and wrote more than 60 books. His popular theological work, Summa Theologica contains all of the main theological teachings of the Catholic Church.

 St. Thomas Aquinas was recognized by popes for his the greatness of his soul as well as the greatness of his mind. He was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church by St. Pope Pius V and recognized as “the prince and master of all scholastic doctors” by Pope Leo XIII who also designated him as patron of Catholic universities, colleges, and schools world-wide.

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