Archive for April 5th, 2012
On April 4th the Church celebrates the memory of St John Damascene, holy monk and Doctor of the Church. During the times St John Damascene lived (around 657 – 749) there were fierce clashes between those who cherished sacred images and those who wanted to destroy all of them. St John was one of those that God raised up to defend the use of sacred images, and his writings are still full of value for us today. God Bless!
Happiness is an attitude. It’s not something created by outside circumstances, but instead is completely within your control. This means that you can be happy regardless of whether you are in a relationship or not. You can be happy regardless of whether your relationship is working out or not. If fact, if you cultivate happiness, your relationship will improve. God Bless!
On April 2nd we, as a community, celebrate the anniversary of death of Blessed Vilmos Apor, a Hungarian bishop and martyr who died towards the end of WW2. With his body and his life he protected the women, who had been sheltering in the cellar of the bishop’s residence, from the soldiers who wished to rape them. Yet this was only the culmination of a life lived in total service to God’s people. God Bless!
In late March 1945 the diocese of Gyor was occupied by the Russians. Being aware that they were coming, Matheus urged his priests and religious to prepare for what was to come. A siege was imminent. Those needing shelter came to Matheus and he sent them to as many safe places as possible. We should all possess such a caring personality. God Bless!
As we prepare for the upcoming Easter week it is ever more important to keep our faith close to our heart. Our savior suffered greatly for our sins and rose in triumph over them. May we all mirror his sacrifice and rise above the problems present on our own lives. God Bless
Today on March 30th we celebrate the feast day of St Zozimus, the bishop of Syracuse, Sicily in the 7th century. His life demonstrates how actively involved the Saints are in our lives. It also demonstrates how when God delays to answer our prayers, it is so that He can give us better answer than we could ever have imagined. God bless his faith.