Thursday, April 21, 2016

St. Anselm of Canterbury

ndifferent toward religion as a young man, Anselm became one of the Church's greatest theologians and leaders. He received the title "Father of Scholasticism" for his attempt to analyze and illumine the truths of faith through the aid of reason.
At 15, Anselm wanted to enter a monastery, but was refused acceptance because of his father's opposition. Twelve years later, after careless disinterest in religion and years of worldly living, he finally fulfilled his desire to be a monk. He entered the monastery of Bec in Normandy, three years later was elected prior and 15 years later was unanimously chosen abbot.

Considered an original and independent thinker, Anselm was admired for his patience, gentleness and teaching skill. Under his leadership, the abbey of Bec became a monastic school, influential in philosophical and theological studies.

During these years, at the community's request, Anselm began publishing his theological works, comparable to those of St. Augustine (August 28). His best-known work is the book Cur Deus Homo ("Why God Became Man").

At 60, against his will, Anselm was appointed archbishop of Canterbury in 1093. His appointment was opposed at first by England's King William Rufus and later accepted. Rufus persistently refused to cooperate with efforts to reform the Church.

Anselm finally went into voluntary exile until Rufus died in 1100. He was then recalled to England by Rufus's brother and successor, Henry I. Disagreeing fearlessly with Henry over the king's insistence on investing England's bishops, Anselm spent another three years in exile in Rome.

His care and concern extended to the very poorest people; he opposed the slave trade. Anselm obtained from the national council at Westminster the passage of a resolution prohibiting the sale of human beings.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

In the 17th century, the relationship between the U.S and Indigenous tribes was quite tense. The life of St. Kateri Tekakwitha reflected this struggle. Her mother, who was a Christian, was captured by members of the Mohawk tribe. She then married the chief of that tribe and from that union Kateri was born. ...

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Virgin Mary appears to +500,000 people in Egypt!!

Virgin Mary appears on top of a Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt for a period of two years.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Secrets of Fatima by Mother Angilica

One of the most famous Apparition, the Fatima Apparition, and approved by the Church.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

How Nick Vujicic Triumphed Against All Odds | Oprah's Lifeclass

Born in Australia without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic, now 30 years old, has become a symbol of triumph. After enduring years of torment and attempting suicide at age 10, Nick says, he had an awakening. Find out why Pastor Rick Warren says Nick is one of the best examples of winning the hand you're dealt he's ever encountered. How did Nick choose to make the most of his life? Watch and see.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Dad Vs Twins

Dad does his best to dress his 10 month old fraternal twin babies by himself.

Monday, April 4, 2016

April 4, 2016 - The Feast of the Annunciation

The Annunciation would normally fall on Friday, March 25, 2016. That day, however, is Good Friday, and Annunciation is never celebrated during Holy Week.
It is transferred, therefore, to Monday, April 4, 2016, the first open day after Easter Sunday.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Faustina: The Apostle of Mercy

This award-winning movie is a beautiful representation of the mystical life of St. Maria Faustina, who became the "Apostle of Divine Mercy". It tells the story of her mystical experiences as a nun living in a convent in Poland in the early 20th century. It is to her that Jesus appeared and commanded that she be his instrument for promoting devotion to his Divine Mercy, and that the Feast of Divine Mercy be established and celebrated on the Sunday after Easter. He also requested from Sister Faustina that an image be painted and venerated of him and his Divine Mercy, and asked that we pray especially the Chaplet of Mercy.

The story and film are based on her own writings from her "Diary", which has become a worldwide best-selling spiritual work. She was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2000 as the first saint of the new millennium. Actress Dorota Segda received great critical acclaim by European film critics for her stunning portrayal of Sister Faustina.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

In the Garden

The traditional Hymn, "In The Garden" sung by Alan Jackson. I hope you enjoy the video. Lyrics are included in the video so you can sing along.