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What is St Bernadette the Patron saint of?

St Bernardette is the patron Saint of: Lurdes, the poor, the shepherds, people who are mocked and humiliated because of their faith, against physical and all other diseases, poverty. Saint Bernadette Soubirous  On January 7th 1844, Bernadette Soubirous was born in Lourdes, a small town in the Pyrenean Mountains, to a miller’s family who enjoyed relative prosperity during the early years of Bernadette’s life. In 1858 the Apparitions began for Bernadette. On 11th February 1858, 14-year-old… Continue Reading

Get the confirmation names for girls and boys in one place!

In the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, Confirmation, known also as Chrismation, is one of the seven sacraments instituted by Christ for the conferral of sanctifying grace and the strengthening of the union between individual souls and God. The Catechism of the Catholic Church in its paragraphs 1302–1303 states: It is evident from its celebration that the effect of the sacrament of Confirmation is the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted… Continue Reading

14 Stations of the Cross explanation with pictures

14 Stations of the Cross explanation with pictures

Stations of the cross (latin: Via Crucis) is a visual representation of Jesus’ suffering from the time when Pontius Pilate condemned him to death until the moment when he was put in the grave. The stations of the cross is above all a prayer we pray when we remember Jesus’ suffering. The Evangelical Church and some other Protestant Churches also pray the cross of the Cross. The stations of the cross evolved from the devotions… Continue Reading

Fatima visionaries – Who where the three Children of Fatima?

Our Lady of Fatima is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary according to her apparitions to three shepherd children at Fatima on the 13th day of six consecutive months in 1917. Fatima Portugal, receives about 4-5 million pilgrims a year. Lucia de Jesus dos Santos She was born at Aljustrel, Fatima, on March 22, 1907 and baptized on March 30 of that year. She left Fatima for the Hospice of Vilar, Porto, where she arrived on… Continue Reading

St Rita Novena 9 days – Patroness of Impossible Cases

The Novena in honour of St. Rita is recited in its entirety every day, alone or together with others. See also the Basilica of Saint Rita of Cascia, Italy with her Body and Tomb.  St Rita Novena 9 days – Patroness of impossible cases In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. 1. We honour you, O Saint of Cascia, for your fidelity to your baptismal vows. Intercede for… Continue Reading

European Marian Network – Amazing 21 Marian Pilgrimages and Shrines

European Marian Network – Amazing 21 Marian Pilgrimages and Shrines

The European Marian Network joins 21 Marian shrines and pilgrimages from different countries in Europe. The European Marian Network was formed in 2003.  Our Blessed Virgin Mary is venerated in every country in different ways and by different Christian confessions. Many of them are situated behind the former «Iron Curtain». Almost every European country is represented in the European Marian Network. The best known Sanctuary of each country was chosen. Here is the complete list… Continue Reading

What does Jesus’ Parable of the wicked Tenants in the vineyard tell us?

1. Introductory prayer God gives us everything to be fruitful – the earth, the vine, the press, the tower. But we have our ideas about what to do in the vineyard and how. Bless me, Father, that I will be the vineyard that will bear fruit. Reading – Listening: The Gospel according to Matthew 21:33-43 The Parable of the wicked Tenants 33 “Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He… Continue Reading

Mary, Our Lady undoer of knots Novena and Prayer – Bring your knots to Blessed Virgin Mary

Historical outline Johann Melchior Schmidtner painted in the year 1700 in Germany the image on which Mary unties knots on a string. Probably the “wedding band” of the couple who managed to avoid separation. The lower part of the image shows how the Archangel Rafael leads Toby to his future wife Sara. The image is in the St. Peter am Perlach church in Augsburg near Munich, and we can still see it today. The meaning… Continue Reading

The Parable of the Two Sons – Jesus emphasizes it is more important to look for actions than words

1. Introductory prayer Dear God you are waiting for me, you give me time, guide me on the path of conversion, so that I will know your will, in my life, as in the lives of other people 2. Reading – Listening: The Gospel according to The Parable of the Two Sons –  Matthew 21: 28-32 28 “What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and… Continue Reading

Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard – A person doesn’t tolerate if another is better. This is the original sin

1. Introductory prayer God the Father, you invite everyone with the screaming love, to the vineyard – one sooner, the other later, you give fruits of love in your goodness. I beg you, accept my thoughts about how something should happen, and bless the time and the difficulty of looking at it in faith, that You know where you are calling me. 2. Reading – Listening: The Gospel according to Matthew 20:1-16 – The Parable of… Continue Reading

Parable of the Unmerciful Servant – The two logics: the God’s merciful and the man’s calculating.

1. Introductory prayer Merciful Lord, You forgive me, always. It’s like your fountain of love does not have a n end for me. Well, to each of us you are gracious and forgive us. I am amazed at Your love for me, let alone to others. May my heart be inspired by Your heart and deepen for love for myself and for others. 2. Reading – Listening: The Gospel according to Matthew 18:21-35 The Parable… Continue Reading

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