Archive for March, 2012
This article is only intended for people with ordinary common sense. To such common sense people, it is immediately obvious that we humans could not have come about due to a bunch of infinitely repeated accidents. The discovery of DNA proves the existence of an intelligent creator. Hopefully this has come to quell anyone harboring any doubt.
On March 28th we, as a community, celebrate the sacred to the memory of Wilhelm Eiselin a German canon and religious of the Remonstrate Order in the 16th century. Due to miracles at his tomb his local cult was approved 5 years after his death, but he has yet to have that beatification formally ratified by the Universal Church. God Bless!
On March 27th we celebrate the feast day of St Rupert of Salzburg, Abbot, Bishop and Apostle of Bavaria and Austria. In a few short years it will be 1300 years after his death, but devotion to him and appreciation for his evangelizing work still lives on. God Bless his work!
Today on March 26th we celebrate the memorial of St Bruno of Querfurt, (sometimes known as Boniface), missionary bishop, Benedictine monk and martyr. With courage and zeal he continued the work of evangelising the Slavic peoples begun by St Adalbert. He is considered to be the second apostle of the Prussians. God Bless!
On March 25th we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord falls on a Sunday and is transferred to tomorrow, Monday, the opportunity should be taken to acquaint you with Caroline Chisholm; a woman through whose courage, faith and generosity a great deal of good was done on more than one continent. Today is the 135th anniversary of her death. God Bless!
Let us take a moment to reflect on a passage. Jesus said: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.”. Reflect on this statement. Think of all the lord does for you and your loved ones. When faced with daily challenges keep in mind that after the turmoil God is always waiting to welcome us with open arms. At any time, no matter what, the best thing we can always do is just come to Him. God Bless!
On March 23rd we as a community celebrate the feast day and 130th anniversary of death of Blessed Annunziata Cochetti, the Italian foundress of the Sisters of St Dorothy of Cemmo a religious order set up for education of young women. This work which Jesus led her into flourished and still has several hundred members today. God Bless!
On March 22nd the church celebrates the feast day of Blessed Maria Repetto, an Italian nun with a great devotion to St Joseph. Maria was beatified by Blessed Pope John Paul II in 1991. In recent years the numbers of those being declared blessed, or being canonised, who had great devotion to St Joseph has been notable (eg St Andre Bessette, St Mary of the Cross McKillop, Blessed Isidore of St Joseph, to name a few). Maria and her holy contemporaries are living proof of St Teresa of Avila’s words. God Bless!
On March 21st we celebrate, as a community, the 425th anniversary of the death of Blessed Thomas Pilcher, ( Pilchard / Pritchard / Pylcher) an English diocesan priest and martyr. To answer God’s call to priesthood in his day meant the acceptance of a high probability of martyrdom, and yet Blessed Thomas was willing to answer that call. God Bless his courage.
Today on March 20th the 725th anniversary of death of Blessed Ambrose Sansedoni, an Italian Dominican priest, priest and peace maker. Just as there are child prodigies in music, art, maths and other skills, there are children who display extraordinary sensitivity to the things of God from an early age. Blessed Ambrose was one of these. God Bless!