The Holding Cross & The Comforter.
Dear Little hearts,
Trust, surrender and believe !! Let us hear what the Spirit is saying to us through our Holy Father as we prepare for Pentecost on Sunday. If I do but love I have everything, let us ask God by his grace to expand our hearts to love ever more generously, seeking to serve and be other Christ’s, other Mary’s for this world. The Spirit calls us all to holiness it’s not for a few ‘special souls ‘ or some kind of elect, it’s for each and every one of us no matter where we are in our lives at this point.
Come Holy Spirit.
Hold your Cross to your heart and sing up…… or hold your cross to your heart and let the tears fall, for God understands all.
From Pope Francis
“In these days of waiting for the feast of the Holy Spirit, we ask: Come, Holy Spirit, come and give me this big heart, this heart capable of loving with humility, with meekness, an open heart that is capable of loving. And let’s ask this grace, of the Holy Spirit. And may He free us always from the other path, the path of selfishness, which eventually ends badly. Let us ask for this grace.”
Poor Clare Colettines TMD
“Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to be clothed with fine linen, bright and pure”— for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” -Rev 19:6-9.
Go to Love Crucified to read about Spousal union with Christ
Pope: Facing infertility with care and hope
(this is a quote taken from the resource link below this post)
2012-02-25 Vatican Radio
Pope Benedict said : “The human and Christian dignity of procreation, consists not in a “product”, but in its connection with the conjugal act, an expression of love of the spouses, their union which is not only biological but also spiritual”.
He said: “This approach is moved not only from the desire to gift the couple a child, but to restore fertility to couple and with it all the dignity of being responsible for their own reproductive choices, to be God’s collaborators in the generation of a new human being. The search for a diagnosis and therapy is scientifically the correct approach to the issue of infertility, but it must also be respectful of the integral humanity of those involved. In fact, the union of man and woman in that community of love and life that is marriage, is the only “place” worthy for the call into existence of a new human being, which is always a gift”.
But what happens when even science cannot provide the answer to a couples desire for parenthood? Here the Pope warned against what he described as “the lure of the technology of artificial insemination” where “scientism and the logic of profit seem to dominate the field of infertility and human procreation, to the point of limiting many other areas of research”.
The Holy Father noted that “So I would like to remind the couples who are experiencing the condition of infertility, that their vocation to marriage is no less because of this. Spouses, for their own baptismal and marriage vocation, are called to cooperate with God in the creation of a new humanity. The vocation to love, in fact, is a vocation to the gift of self and this is a possibility that no organic condition can prevent. There, where science has not yet found an answer, the answer that gives light comes from Christ”.
For the complete article please go to the resource link below.
You have not been abandoned in the cross, you have yet to see the plan unfold. Trust in HIM, take HIM by the hand and follow HIS perfect will, all YOU have to say is YES just as Mary did on that moment she conceived Jesus she said yes to the Father, let us also respond with our YES. Die to yourself that you may LIVE in HIS truth.
Have you opened your heart to the Father’s holy will for your life? When you do, you will be set free as He doesn’t hold us captive and His perfect plan for you is LOVE. Take this chance and go to confession so that your heart and soul will be free in Christ Jesus. His plan is perfect our plans have flaws.
A special Mass for couples struggling with infertility will be celebrated by Bishop Kevin Rhoades on Sunday, February 24 at 1 PM in the chapel of the Mother-house of the Sisters of St. Francis, which is located on Dragoon Trail across from Marian High School in Mishawaka. Following Mass, a presentation on the life of St. Gianna Molla, a twentieth-century wife, mother and physician who has become a powerful intercessor for those struggling with infertility, will be given by Thomas McKenna, founder and president of the St.Gianna Physicians’ Guild. An opportunity for silent prayer and veneration of St. Gianna’s relics will also be provided, and the event will include a light reception. Sponsored by the diocesan Office of Family Life Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana.
St. Francis Convent
1515 W. Dragoon Trail
Mishawaka, IN 46546-0766
Greg and Julie Alexander on Bookmark
Join Doug Keck this Sunday on Bookmark as he interviews Greg and Julie Alexander about their book – and how to give hope for marriage in our society. The show will air on Wednesday May 2nd at 5:30 pm EST. You can find a radio station near you or listen online at http://www.ewtn.com/radio/, online at www.ewtn.org or check your local cable/satellite listing for EWTN.
Why we like it: If God isn’t at the center of your marriage, you’ll have problems. Greg and Julie Alexander learned this the hard way, and they share their story with us.
The take-away: If you’re like a lot of married couples, who don’t know how to be married, take heart. The Alexanders’ interview with Doug this week, and their Marriage 911, brings honesty, hope, and help.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the world in which we live. ~ BL. John Paul the Great