Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Saint Bernadette



 Let us remember Saint Bernardette Soubirous (1879), the visionary of Our Lady in Lourdes-France, whose body has been preserved incorrupt by Our Lord until His Second Coming, for devotion of the faithful.

 Bernadette Soubirous was born in Lourdes (France) in 1844, being the daughter of extremely poor parents. On the day of her baptism they named her María Bernarda (name she would use later when she became a religious) but everyone called her Bernadette. 

 She was the eldest of several brothers. His parents lived in a damp and poor basement, and her father worked as a garbage man for the hospital. The girl was always very weak in health because of the lack of food, and the unfortunately poor state of the room where she lived. In her first years, she suffered from cholera disease that left her extremely weakened. Because of the terribly cold weather in winter, in that region, Bernadette also suffered from asthma since she was ten, which when compressing the bronchial tubes produces continuous drowning and shortness of breath.

This disease tormented her all her life. At the end of her existence she also suffered from tuberculosis. In her, the words of Our Lord were fulfilled: "Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, my Father will take away: and every one that beareth fruit, he will purge it (through sufferings), that it may bring forth more fruit” (Jn. 15:2). 

 In Bernadette, the words of Saint Paul were fulfilled: “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong." 

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Friday, February 14, 2020

IF YOU...

"If you change from inhumanity to alms-giving, you have stretched forth the hand that was withered. If you withdraw from theaters and go to church, you have cure the lame foot. If you draw back your eyes from a harlot... you have opened them when they were blind... These are the greatest miracles."

Saint John Chrysostom


Wednesday, February 12, 2020

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST: RESURRECTION, THE NEW FILM OF MEL GIBSON 



After the wonderful film "The Passion of the Christ", Mel Gibson’s new film is about the event that changed history and is the foundation of our faith: the Resurrection!

 A film that meticulously describes the anguish felt by the disciples of Christ during the three days from the Crucifixion to the Resurrection. "The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection", is a sequel of "The Passion of the Christ", and it will be screened in cinemas only during Holy Week 2020. 

The previous film also premiered during Holy Week 2004, grossing $611,899,420. For this reason, the director decided to do the same with the new movie.

Some of the same actors that were part of the cast of The Passion of the Christ will appear in the new film, namely: Jim Caviezel (in the role of Jesus), Maia Morgenstern, Christo Jivkov and Francesco De Vito. 

For the first time in the history of cinema, the three days after the death of Christ will be portrayed. The new episode begins where the first one ended, with the burial of Christ, thus narrating moment by moment the three days after Christ's death. 

Among the other episodes narrated are the intrigues of Herod's palace and Resurrection Sunday in Jerusalem. In addition, the director has not forgotten to include important issues such as: the power, greed and ambition of some of the characters involved in the crucifixion like Pontius Pilate, Caiphas and Judas. 

Source: messainlatino
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Sunday, February 9, 2020

ENEMIES OF CIVILIZATION AND FAMILY 



"The enemies of life know that to destroy Christian civilization, they must first destroy the family at its weakest point – the child. And among the weakest, they must choose the least protected of all – the child who has never been seen; the child who is not yet known or loved in the usual meaning of the word; who has not yet seen the light of day; who cannot even cry out in distress."

 Dr. Jerome Lejeune French Genetic Scientist. He discovered, among other things, that Down syndrome is due to the presence of an extra chromosome.
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Friday, February 7, 2020

DEVOTION TO MARY WITH A DETERMINATION TO AMEND OUR LIVES IS A SIGN OF SALVATION



"If all sinners had recourse to Mary, with a determination to amend their lives, who shuld ever be lost? Only they that have not recourse to Mary are lost." 

 Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori 

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