Thursday, March 31, 2016

He will carry you

Jesus our Lord will carry you through the most difficult circumstances that life can throw at you, if you will trust in Him.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Jesus Resurrection Appearances

Jesus' resurrection and appearances in the Gospel of John. Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene, the 11 disciples in the upper room, doubting Thomas and to the disciples by the lake of Galilee.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Alleluia! He is Risen!

Go tell it on the mountains, over the hills and far away.
Jesus died and rose to save us from our sinfulness so we might be worthy of heaven.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Jesus washing feet

Jesus washes the feet of the disciples, traditionally the job of a slave or servant, to set them an example of humble service to others.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Palm Sunday - God's Story

On Palm Sunday, we remember the time Jesus entered Jerusalem--and everybody started praising him! This was even prophesied many years before in Zechariah 9:9. You can read about Palm Sunday in Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, and John 12:12-19.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Dads Rule - a Tribute to Dad

Dads. Yes, they may bumble along, but every now and then, employing unconventional and untested methods, they ninja in and save the day.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Incorrupt Bodies of Saints - Part 2

The incorruptibles are the handful of catholic saints who died throughout the years, yet their bodies, or parts of their dead bodies, will not decay or surrender to decomposition as a normal body would. One human relic even dates back to the year 1381, the head of Saint Catherine of Siena. These bodies had not gone through any embalming or mummification methods to prevent them from decomposition, yet their bodies, or some parts of their bodies, remain intact.

It is said that many of the incorruptibles bodies died from violent matters or harsh diseases. A lot of the bodies had been buried regularly within damp conditions, to be exhumed on a far later date. When these bodies were finally exhumed, a lot of them had their clothes disintegrated from bad burial conditions, yet their bodies remained the same, and sometimes looked as if they were still alive, or had just passed on.

There are other phenomenons that are associated with the corruptibles as well. These amazing feats include lack of rigor mortis, an sweet fragrant smell coming from the incoruptibles bodies (St. Sperandia, St. Rita of Cascia, etc...), scenes of bleeding far after passing ( St. Francis Xavier, etc...), some bodies have become warm long after death, and highly rare movement of limbs long after death as well, which also have been heavily associated with blessings ( St. Rita of Cascia). Some even say there have been extremely rare cases of talking as well.
( St. Esmeralda Eustachio Callafato)
A lot of these saints or blessed people had harsh lives as well. For example, the "Blessed Margaret of Castello" was born a blind, crippled dwarf. After being born she was disowned by her parents who happened to be the Lords in a small village in Italy. Due to her limbs not being the same length, she developed a limp, which later advanced her into a hunchback. Margaret was allowed to roam the castle where her parents lived under the care of the servants, but she could not make contact with her parents. Later in life she was thrown in a custom made cell by her parents for years.

Another example is Saint Bernadette, who was born into a poor family in 1844. She suffered greatly from sicknesses and diseases throughout her life.Doctor were at hand during this exumations as well. In the excumatin of Bernadette the doctor, Doctor Jourdan, a surgeon, wrote this about the exhumation experience:

"The coffin was opened in the presence of the Bishop of Nevers, the mayors of the town several canons and ourselves. We noticed no smell. The body was clothed in the habit of Bernadette's order. The habit was damp. Only the face, hands and forearms were uncovered. The head was tilted to the left. The face was dull white. The mouth was open slightly and it could be seen that the teeth were still in place. The hands, which were crossed upon the breast, were perfectly preserved, as were the nails. The hands still held a rusting Rosary. The veins on the forearms stood out." (Doctor Jourdan, 1909).

Why are these bodies not decaying? Is it truly a miracle? These are questions everyone seeks when it comes to the incorruptibles. Maybe with more time, we will learn how and why these bodies are different from normal ones, explaining this phenomenon.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

St. Patricks Day

Incorrupt Bodies of Saints - Part 1

Incorruptibility is the property of a body — usually a human body — that does not decompose after death. Such a body is sometimes referred to as incorrupt or incorruptible (adjective) or as an incorruptible (noun).

Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Deadly consequences of unforgiveness

Unforgiveness is classified in medical books as a disease. According to Dr. Steven Standiford, chief of surgeon at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, refusing to forgive makes people sick and keeps them that way.

Friday, March 11, 2016

I Just keep trusting my Lord

Song that we sang in Church when we were little still resonates when one hears them now.  Enjoy the video and sing along.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Eucharistic Miracle of Buenos Aires, Argentina

This short video recounts the story of the amazing Eucharistic Miracle that happened in Argentina in 1996 in the Parish of St. Mary.

Monday, March 7, 2016