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The world is always in turmoil but today the most horrible, unthinkable things are happening all around it. For those of us who aren't in a war zone or worried about not having enough food to eat, our ordinary everyday lives can still be a challenge. What can we do to help? Prayer can be a source of help to some of us. To say the Rosary you need not be Catholic to join in. You don't have to own a set of Rosary beads. All you need is to prayer with us. ~Jan at Rosary Radio

Saint Peter and Saint Paul, November 18

Saint Peter A33446.jpgSaint Peter (Syriac/Aramaic: ܫܸܡܥܘܿܢ ܟܹ݁ܐܦ݂ܵܐ, Shemayon KeppaHebrewשמעון בר יונה‎ Shim'on bar YonaGreekΠέτροςtranslit. PetrosCopticⲡⲉⲧⲣⲟⲥtranslit. PetrosLatinPetrus; r. AD 30;[1] died between AD 64 and 68),[2] also known as Simon PeterSimeon, or Simon (/ˈsmən/About this soundpronunciation ), according to the New Testament, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, leaders of the early Christian Great ChurchPope Gregory I called him repeatedly the "Prince of the Apostles".[3] According to Catholic teaching, Jesus promised Peter in the "Rock of My Church" dialogue in Matthew 16:18 a special position in the Church. He is traditionally counted as the first Bishop of Rome‍—‌or pope‍—‌and also by Eastern Christian tradition as the first Patriarch of Antioch. The ancient Christian churches all venerate Peter as a major saint and as the founder of the Church of Antioch and the Roman Church,[2] but differ in their attitudes regarding the authority of his present-day successors (the primacy of the Bishop of Rome).
The New Testament indicates that Peter's father's name was John (or Jonah or Jona)[4] and was from the village of Bethsaida in the province of Galilee or Gaulanitis. His brother Andrew was also an apostle. According to New Testament accounts, Peter was one of twelve apostles chosen by Jesus from his first disciples. Originally a fisherman, he played a leadership role and was with Jesus during events witnessed by only a few apostles, such as the Transfiguration. According to the gospels, Peter confessed Jesus as the Messiah,[5] was part of Jesus's inner circle,[6] thrice denied Jesus[7] and wept bitterly once he realised his deed, and preached on the day of Pentecost.[8]
According to Christian tradition, Peter was crucified in Rome under Emperor Nero. It is traditionally held that he was crucified upside down at his own request, since he saw himself unworthy to be crucified in the same way as Jesus. Tradition holds that he was crucified at the site of the Clementine Chapel. His remains are said to be those contained in the underground Confessio of St. Peter's Basilica, where Pope Paul VI announced in 1968 the excavated discovery of a first-century Roman cemetery. Every 29 June since 1736, a statue of Saint Peter in St. Peter's Basilica is adorned with papal tiararing of the fisherman, and papal vestments, as part of the celebration of the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. According to Catholic doctrine, the direct papal successor to Saint Peter is the incumbent pope, currently Pope Francis.
Two general epistles in the New Testament are ascribed to Peter, but modern scholars generally reject the Petrine authorship of both.[9] The Gospel of Mark was traditionally thought to show the influence of Peter's preaching and eyewitness memories. Several other books bearing his name‍—‌the Acts of PeterGospel of PeterPreaching of PeterApocalypse of Peter, and Judgment of Peter‍—‌are considered by Christian denominations as apocryphal, and are thus not included in their Biblecanons.[10][11][12]


Saint Paul
Apostle of the Gentiles
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Saint Paul by Bartolomeo Montagna
Native nameשאול התרסי
(Sha'ul ha-Tarsi, Saul of Tarsus)

St. Paul:
Paul the Apostle
 (LatinPaulusGreekΠαῦλοςtranslit. PaũlusCopticⲡⲁⲩⲗⲟⲥ; c. 5 – c. 64 or 67),[3]commonly known as Saint Paul and also known by his Jewish name Saul of Tarsus (Hebrewשאול התרסי‎, translit. Sha'ūl ha-TarsīGreekΣαῦλος Ταρσεύςtranslit. Saũlos Tarseús),[6][7] was an apostle(though not one of the Twelve Apostles) who taught the gospel of Christ to the first-century world.[8]
Paul is generally considered one of the most important figures of the Apostolic Age[9][10] and in the mid-30s to the mid-50s AD he founded several churches in Asia Minor and Europe. He took advantage of his status as both a Jew and a Roman citizen to minister to both Jewish and Roman audiences.
According to writings in the New Testament and prior to his conversion, Paul was dedicated to persecuting the early disciples of Jesus in the area of Jerusalem.[11] In the narrative of the Acts of the Apostles (often referred to simply as Acts), Paul was traveling on the road from Jerusalem to Damascus on a mission to "arrest them and bring them back to Jerusalem" when the resurrected Jesus appeared to him in a great light. He was struck blind, but after three days his sight was restored by Ananias of Damascus and Paul began to preach that Jesus of Nazareth is the Jewish Messiah and the Son of God.[12] Approximately half of the book of Acts deals with Paul's life and works.
Thirteen of the twenty-seven books in the New Testament have traditionally been attributed to Paul.[13]Seven of the epistles are undisputed by scholars as being authentic, with varying degrees of argument about the remainder. Pauline authorship of the Epistle to the Hebrews is not asserted in the Epistle itself and was already doubted in the 2nd and 3rd centuries.[14] It was almost unquestioningly accepted from the 5th to the 16th centuries that Paul was the author of Hebrews,[15] but that view is now almost universally rejected by scholars.[16] The other six are believed by some scholars to have come from followers writing in his name, using material from Paul's surviving letters and letters written by him that no longer survive.[8][9][17] Other scholars argue that the idea of a pseudonymous author for the disputed epistles raises many problems.[18]


All Saints' Day, November 1 - Meaning and History

All Saints' Day, November 1 - Meaning and History

  • Alex CrainContributor
  • 201431 Oct
All Saints' Day, November 1 - Meaning and History
Country singers, Tom T. Hall and George Jones, made famous a
song that says "Well, me and Jesus, we got our own thing going."
 It's a catchy tune, but the underlying message sounds pretty close
to something like: "Don't question me. Don't examine my life. Just 
affirm me the way I am and stay off my case." Now, to be honest,
part of me that likes that. Granted, it’s the sinful, self-absorbed
part of me. So, I have to get my thinking straight by remembering
God doesn't call His children to live stand-alone, little lives unto
 ourselves. Rather, each follower of Christ is a part of something
big and ancient called "the church." If Jesus has something going
on, it's with His church. He calls her His "bride" whom He loves
(Rev. 21:922:17). No right-thinking Christian says "Well, me
and Jesus, we got our own thing going."
Halloween is the evening before the Christian holy 
days of All Hallows' Day (also known as All Saints' or Hallowmas
on 1 November and All Souls' Day on 2 November
thus giving the holiday on 31 October the full name of 
All Hallows' Eve (meaning the evening before All Hallows' Day).

The Resurrection of Jesus, the Glorious Mystery of the Rosary

The Glorious Mystery of the Rosary~ 
said on Wednesdays & Sundays.  

Pray along AT>
As you might know, the Rosary is a form of combined prayer and meditation that has been around for over 1200 years.
One reason I started this group is because sometimes it's comforting to say the Rosary with others and I find it is comforting to say the Rosary with others. You might be able to find a Catholic church in your area with a Rosary group and you can join them. And remember You need not be Catholic to join in and you don't have to own a set of Rosary beads. All you need to do is to  along with us.

Before I start, I say silently the reason for this particular recitation, who I know who needs prayers, whether it be for friends, family, fears and worries, and for people and situations around the world who are in harms way.

A Reminder: the prayers for the Rosary are:
Making the Sign of the Cross
 Glory be to the Father
 O my Jesus
 Hail Holy Queen

There are other prayers you can use or add to to saying the Rosary that you might like to add to your own recitation.

The Resurrection of Jesus, with is the Glorious Mystery of the Rosary~
We will start now with using your right hand to make the sign of the cross and start with
In the Name of the Father.
Apostles Creed - 3 Hail Mary - Glory be to the Father - O my Jesus.

1  The First Glorious Mystery is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ (Mark 16:1-8).
Our Father -10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus

2 The Second Glorious Mystery is the Ascension of Christ into Heaven (Luke 24:50-53). OurFather - 10 Hail Marys. Glory be to the Father -the O My Jesus

3 The Third Glorious Mystery is the Pentecost, the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles (Acts 2:1-4).
Our Father - 10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father -O My Jesus

4 The Fourth Glorious Mystery is the Assumption of Mary into Heaven (Revelation 12:1-6). 
OUR Father -10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - the O My Jesus

5 The Fifth Glorious Mystery is the Coronation of Mary as the Queen of Heaven (Revelation 12:1-6).
Our Father - 10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father -the O My Jesus

 Hail Holy Queen 
Sign of the Cross


St. Mary Magdalene

St. Mary Magdalene
Feast Day: July 22

Except for the mother of Jesus, few women are more honored in the Bible than Mary Magdalene. Yet she could well be the patron of the slandered, since there has been a persistent legend in the Church that she is the unnamed sinful woman who anointed the feet of Jesus in Luke 7:36-50.
St. Mary Magdalene Medal in Pewter Prayer Card 
Most Scripture scholars today point out that there is no scriptural basis for confusing the two women. Mary Magdalene, that is, “of Magdala,” was the one from whom Christ cast out “seven demons” (Luke 8:2)—an indication, at the worst, of extreme demonic possession or, possibly, severe illness.
Father Wilfrid J. Harrington, O.P., writing in the New Catholic Commentary, says that “seven demons” “does not mean that Mary had lived an immoral life—a conclusion reached only by means of a mistaken identification with the anonymous woman of Luke 7:36.” Father Edward Mally, S.J., writing in the Jerome Biblical Commentary, agrees that she “is not...the same as the sinner of Luke 7:37, despite the later Western romantic tradition about her.”
Mary Magdalene was one of the many “who were assisting them [Jesus and the Twelve] out of their means.” She was one of those who stood by the cross of Jesus with his mother. And, of all the “official” witnesses that might have been chosen for the first awareness of the Resurrection, she was the one to whom that privilege was given. She is known as the "Apostle to the Apostles."
Mary Magdalene has been a victim of mistaken identity for almost 20 centuries. Yet she would no doubt insist that it makes no difference. We are all sinners in need of the saving power of God, whether our sins have been lurid or not. More importantly, we are all, with her, “unofficial” witnesses of the Resurrection.

St. Mary MacKillop

St. Mary MacKillop

Lived(1842-1909) | Feast Day: August 8

If St. Mary MacKillop were alive today, she would be a household name. It’s not that she sought the limelight. On the contrary, she simply wanted to serve the poor wherever she found them in her native Australia. But along the way, she managed to arouse the ire of some rather powerful churchmen. One even excommunicated her for a time.

Born in Melbourne in 1842 to parents who had emigrated from Scotland, Mary grew up in a family that faced constant financial struggles. As a young woman she was drawn to religious life but could not find an existing order of Sisters that met her needs. In 1860 she met Father Julian Woods, who became her spiritual director. Together they founded a new community of women—the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart, also known as the Josephite Sisters. Its members were to staff schools especially for poor children, as well as orphanages, and do other works of charity.
As the congregation grew, so did Mary MacKillop’s problems. Her priest-friend proved unreliable in many ways and his responsibilities for direction of the Sisters were removed. Meanwhile, Mary had the support of some local bishops as she and her Sisters went about their work. But the bishop in South Australia, aging and relying on others for advice, briefly excommunicated Mary—charging her with disobedience—and dispensed 50 of her Sisters from their vows. In truth, the bishop’s quarrel was about power and who had authority over whom. He ultimately rescinded his order of excommunication.

Mary insisted that her congregation should be governed by an elected mother general answerable to Rome, not to the local bishop. (There were also disputes about whether or not the congregation could own property.) In the end, Rome proved to be Mary’s best source of support. After a long wait, official approval of the congregation—and how it was to be governed—came from Pope Leo XIII.

Despite her struggles with Church authorities, Mary MacKillop and her Sisters were able to offer social services that few, if any, government agencies in Australia could. They served Protestants and Catholics alike. They worked among the aborigines. They taught in schools and orphanages and served unmarried mothers.

Money, actually the lack of it, was a constant worry. But the Sisters, who begged from door to door, were bolstered by faith and by the conviction that their struggles were opportunities to grow closer to God.

By the time Mary was approaching the end of her life, the congregation was thriving. She died in 1909 at the age of 67. Pope John Paul II beatified her in 1995. In 2010, when Pope Benedict XVI canonized her, she became Australia’s first saint. 
“ Have courage no matter what your crosses are.”--Mother Mary of the Cross (St. Mary MacKillop) 

St. Francis Solano

St. Francis Solano 

Lived(1549-1610) | Feast Day: July 14
Francis came from a leading family in Andalusia, Spain. Perhaps it was his popularity as a student that enabled Francis in his teens to stop two duelists. He entered the Friars Minor in 1570, and after ordination enthusiastically sacrificed himself for others. His care for the sick during an epidemic drew so much admiration that he became embarrassed and asked to be sent to the African missions. Instead he was sent to South America in 1589.
While working in what is now Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay, Francis quickly learned the local languages and was well received by the indigenous peoples. His visits to the sick often included playing a song on his violin.
Around 1601 he was called to Lima, Peru, where he tried to recall the Spanish colonists to their baptismal integrity. Francis also worked to defend the indigenous peoples from oppression. He died in Lima and was canonized in 1726.
Francis of Solano knew from experience that the lives of Christians sometimes greatly hinder the spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Francis lived an exemplary life himself, and urged his fellow Spaniards to make their lives worthy of their Baptism.
"When Francis Solano was about to die, one of the friars asked him, 'Father, when God takes you to heaven remember me when you enter the everlasting kingdom.' With joy Francis answered, 'It is true, I am going to heaven but this is so because of the merits of the passion and death of Christ; I am the greatest of sinners. When I reach our homeland, I will be your good friend'" (contemporary biography of St. Francis Solano).

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Our Lady of Mount Carmel ~ Feast Day: Saturday, July 16

Hermits lived on Mount Carmel near the Fountain of Elijah in northern Israel in the 12th century. They had a chapel dedicated to Our Lady. By the 13th century they became known as “Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.” They soon celebrated a special Mass and Office in honor of Mary. In 1726 it became a celebration of the universal Church under the title of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. For centuries the Carmelites have seen themselves as specially related to Mary. Their great saints and theologians have promoted devotion to her and often championed the mystery of her Immaculate Conception.
St. Teresa of Avila called Carmel “the Order of the Virgin.” St. John of the Cross credited Mary with saving him from drowning as a child, leading him to Carmel, and helping him escape from prison. St. Therese of the Child Jesus believed that Mary cured her from illness. On her First Communion day, Therese dedicated her life to Mary. During the last days of her life she frequently spoke of Mary.
There is a tradition--which may not be historical--that Mary appeared to St. Simon Stock, a leader of the Carmelites, and gave him a scapular, telling him to promote devotion to it. The scapular is a modified version of Mary’s own garment. It symbolizes her special protection and calls the wearers to consecrate themselves to her in a special way. The scapular reminds us of the gospel call to prayer and penance—a call that Mary models in a splendid way.
The Carmelites were known from early on as “Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.” The title suggests that they saw Mary not only as “mother,” but also as “sister.” The word “sister” is a reminder that Mary is very close to us. She is the daughter of God and therefore can help us be authentic daughters and sons of God. She also can help us grow in appreciation of being sisters and brothers to one another. She leads us to a new realization that all human beings belong to the family of God. When such a conviction grows, there is hope that the human race can find its way to peace.
“The various forms of piety toward the Mother of God, which the Church has approved within the limits of sound and orthodox doctrine, according to the dispositions and understanding of the faithful, ensure that while the mother is honored, the Son through whom all things have their being (cf. Colossians 1:15–16) and in whom it has pleased the Father that all fullness should dwell (cf. Colossians 1:19) is rightly known, loved and glorified and his commandments are observed” (Vatican II, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, 66).

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