Mary Magdalene: A Heart Filled with Holy Amazement Before The Lord

The dispositions of adoration, thanksgiving, reparation and intercession are the four pillars of Eucharistic prayer that Saint Peter-Julian Eymard deemed necessary for one who wishes to adore and serve the Lord perfectly. Saint Mary Magdalene, whose July 22 liturgical Memorial was elevated to a Feast by Pope Francis in 2016, is celebrated as a ‘trueContinue reading “Mary Magdalene: A Heart Filled with Holy Amazement Before The Lord”

The Mother of All Parables: Matt 13:1-23

In his Angelus Address for July 12, 2020, Pope Francis related the different ways in which people hear the Word of God (the seeds) and the type of soil that it falls upon (mens hearts) to receive it. The Holy Father’s address: Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning! There are many ways to receive theContinue reading “The Mother of All Parables: Matt 13:1-23”

A New Heavenly Advocate Young People

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican announced Saturday that Pope Francis has recognized the heroic virtues of a 14-year-old Italian boy who died in 1963. The pope advanced the cause of Angiolino Bonetta, along with four others, following a July 10 meeting with Cardinal Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.  BonettaContinue reading “A New Heavenly Advocate Young People”

Pietro Annigoni’s Immaculate Heart of Mary

Painted in 1961 for the Church of the same name (Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Hayes, Middlesex), Mary is depicted as the strong Mother of Mankind. The child, sleeping peacefully on her arm, represents humanity undisturbed by the chaos of the world, shown in the blazing explosion of the background. Mary’s foot crushesContinue reading “Pietro Annigoni’s Immaculate Heart of Mary”

Francis or Dominic? Anthony replies.

The disputes between the Franciscans and Dominicans had become so intense at one point in history that the Pope had to intervene in their conflict. But it wasn’t so in the beginning with their founders. There are many stories told of the founder of the Franciscans and some are contained in a little book calledContinue reading “Francis or Dominic? Anthony replies.”

Camillus: 16th Century First Responder

May Day 9 Pope Francis, in his Mass intention of yesterday, called on us to pray for the Red Cross and the Red Crescent so today we call upon the intercession of Saint Camillus de Lellis, who founded the original ‘Red Cross’ centuries ago, as we continue our month of May search for ’31 patronsContinue reading “Camillus: 16th Century First Responder”

Expect May Miracles

Pope Francis has sent out a call to the faithful to pray the daily Rosary during the month of May, traditionally the ‘Month of Mary’, and has gifted us with two new prayers to ask heaven’s intercession to bring about an end to the coronavirus pandemic. For the next 31 days, Catholic Power House willContinue reading “Expect May Miracles”

‘Saint’ John Paul I?: More to the Man Than The Manner of Death

It is worth noting that the second in command, who will act as Vice President of the new foundation, Dr. Stefania Falasca, wrote a book, Papa Luciani: Cronaca di una morte (Pope Luciani: Chronicle of a Death), published in 2017, that dismisses the conspiracy theories that surrounded the death of the 263rd successor to Saint Peter, providing evidence that he died of a heart attack.

Prayer to Mother Mary During Coronavirus Pandemic

O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need, and we are sure you will provideContinue reading “Prayer to Mother Mary During Coronavirus Pandemic”

The Canticle of Creation

O Most High, all-powerful, good Lord God,to you belong praise, glory,honour and all blessing.Be praised, my Lord, for all your creationand especially for our Brother Sun,who brings us the day and the light;he is strong and shines magnificently.O Lord, we think of you when we look at him.Be praised, my Lord, for Sister Moon,and forContinue reading “The Canticle of Creation”