Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Avoid Bad Conversations by Saint John Bosco

How many young people end up in hell because of bad conversations! Saint Paul already preached this truth when he said that filthy things should never come out of the mouth of the Christians, since they are the ruin of good morals. Think of these conversations like food: a dish might be good but just one drop of poison in it can kill whoever eats it.

The same goes for obscene language. A word, a gesture, a joke are enough to teach malice to one or more companions and boys that were innocent little lambs of Jesus Christ become the unfortunate prey of the devil.

Someone might say: “I know of the sad consequences of bad conversations but what can we do about it? I find myself at school, in a workshop, in a shop, or doing the work I have to do and there they carry on with this kind of talk.” I too know there are these kinds of places, so I am suggesting the rule for getting away without offending the Lord. If these people are less important than you then correct them quite firmly; when they are people you cannot reprimand then get away from them if you can and if you can't, then be quite firm about not taking part, neither with words or a smile and say in your heart: “Jesus, have mercy on me.”

And if, despite these precautions, you are still in danger of offending God, I will give you the advice of St. Augustine, which says: Apprechénde fugam, si vis reférre victóriam. Flee, leave the place, the school, the workshop, bear all the ills of this world, rather than live in a place or deal with people who put in danger the salvation of your soul. Because the Gospel says, it is better to be poor, despised, suffer to be cut off by our feet and hands and go to Heaven, rather than having everything we want in the world and then eternally losing our souls.

There will not be any lack of people who laugh at you and mock you, but that does not matter. There will come a time when the laughter and mockery of the evil ones will turn into wailing in hell, and the contempt that the good have felt will change into the most consoling happiness in heaven. If you remain firm on the Lord's behalf, it will come to pass that these same scoffers will be forced to appreciate your virtue in such a way that they will no longer dare to trouble you with their perverse reasoning.

Wherever St Aloysius Gonzaga was no one dared use an off word and if someone was about to say something like that he was soon told: keep quiet - Aloysius is here.

D. Bosco: 'El joven instruido en la práctica de sus deberes religiosos'

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Prayer to the Pierced Heart of Jesus

Oh my beloved and sweet Jesus, I wish with all the affections of my heart, that all creatures praise, honor and glorify you eternally for the sacred wound of Your side. I deposit and enclose in the open wound of Your Heart, my heart and all my feelings, thoughts, desires, intentions and all the faculties of my mind. I beg of you, for Your precious Blood and Water that flowed from Your most precious Heart, that You take entire possession of me, that You guide me in all things. Consume me in the burning fire of Your holy Love, so that I may be so absorbed and transformed in You that I no longer me but one with you.


V. Jesus, meek and humble of heart,
R. Make my heart like unto thine.

V. Sacred Heart of Jesus,
R. In You I trust.

V. Sacred Heart of Jesus,
R. Forgive us and be our King.

V. Sacred Heart of Jesus,
R. Make us love Thee more and more.

V. Divine Heart of Jesus,
R. Convert sinners, save the dying, free the holy souls from Purgatory.

V. Sacred Heart of Jesus,
R. Protect our families.

V. In Heaven and earth be praised forever,
R. The loving heart of the Blessed Sacrament.

V. May Christ, Our Blessed Lord, be forever blessed and adored,
R. Our King for ever and ever. 

Friday, June 15, 2018

Abortion is a Double Crime: Father Pio

One time Father Pellegrino Funicelli, who attended Father Pio for many years, asked him: "Earlier today you denied absolution to a woman because she voluntarily submitted to an abortion. Why were you so strict with this poor unfortunate?"

Father Pio replied: "The day that people stop being horrified by abortion will be the most terrible day for humanity; abortion is not only a homicide, but also a suicide, should not we have the courage to manifest our faith in front of us those who commit two crimes at the same time?”

"Suicide?" asked Father Pellegrino.

“The suicide of the human race will be understood when we see Earth populated by old people and depopulated of children: it will be set on fire like a desert", answered Father Pío.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Prayer reminder for the thirteenth day of each month

We remind you that today, as every 13th day of each month, we will join together in prayer for five minutes, for the intentions that are explained in the following link: http://www.catholicityblog.com/2016/01/appeal-to-our-friendsreaders.html

Monday, June 11, 2018

When the Fashions Become a Proximate Occasion of Sin

"...The good of our soul is more important than that of our body; and we have to prefer the spiritual welfare of our neighbor to our bodily comforts...

"If a certain kind of dress constitutes a grave and proximate occasion of sin, and endangers the salvation of your soul and others, it is your duty to give it up...".

Pope Pius XII

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Do Not Postpone Sacramental Confession Anymore!!!

When we sin, the devil takes away the shame and gives it back to us in the confessional so that we conceal a serious sin rendering our confession invalid and sacrilegious or postponing it indefinitely while we live in mortal sin risking our eternal salvation.

Confess well and frequently. It is crazy to risk our eternal destiny by living weeks, months and even years without going to Confession.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Saint Pius X warns us:

"When this doctrine can no longer keep incorruptible and the empire of truth is no longer possible in this world, then the Son of God appear a second time. But until the last day, we must keep intact the sacred trust and repeat the glorious declaration of Hilary: "Better to die in this century that corrupt the chastity of the truth."

Saint Pius X

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Pride and Discouragement

"If we have confidence, even though we have committed every crime, even though we are at the bottom of all the abysses, trust is powerful enough to raise us up, to put us back on the pinnacle of holiness.

That is why we must flee from discouragement. Whenever we see that discouragement is approaching us, let us be certain that the devil is out there. Discouragement is never good.

We must always have courage; we must have confidence and the spirit that is not based on our own strength, but on the power of God.

WHAT IS THE MOST FREQUENT CAUSE OF DISCOURAGEMENT? THE LACK OF HUMILITY. It seems strange. At first sight we could say: is there anything more proper to humility than to be discouraged? If I see that I am worthless, that I am full of miseries, then it seems very proper to be discouraged.

No; humility is raised by many false testimonies, that make us think that it is a very pusillanimous and depressing virtue. Nothing could be more wrong; humility is a strong, vigorous virtue. Was it not the characteristic virtue of Saint Michael the Archangel with which he ended the power of the devil? Humility is one of the strongest virtues. With what destroyed Our Lord the power of the devil if not with holy humility? No, it is definitely not a pusillanimous virtue.

Discouragement is characteristic of pride; pride is coward, pusillanimous and weak. Most distrust and discouragement come from a lack of humility. Although apparently it looks like humility, deep down this is precisely what is missing.

Why are we discouraged? Because we feel bad when we look at ourselves covered in misery. We would like to be clean, in the heights... and when a stain comes, a fault, a temptation, we are discouraged."

Bishop Luis María Martínez