Guardian Angels

Angels, Last Judgement.jpgGod has given His Angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

O God, Who in Thine ineffable providence has deigned to send Thy holy Angels to watch over us, grant to Thy suppliants always to find safety in their protection and in eternity to share their happiness.

Angels are not mere nice spirits who do good things for us or make feel nice, or even

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Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

St Therese Lisieux.jpgGod our Father, you have promised your kingdom to
those who are willing to become like little children. Help us to follow the way
of 
Saint Thérèse with confidence so that by her prayers we may come to know
your eternal glory.




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Pope Benedict XVI’s monthly prayer intentions for October 2009

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The general intention

That Sundays may be lived as the day
on which Christians gather to celebrate the Risen Lord in the table of the
Eucharist

The missionary intention

That all the people of God, whom Christ has
commanded to go and preach the Gospel to every creature, may diligently fulfill
their missionary responsibility.

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Catholics and Orthodox unite? Solidarity possible?

Good question. Not a question that you hear with any degree of seriousness in the Church among the “middle management” and met with wonder among the laity. In the recent past tensions have been fired up in various circles. The question of unity among the Catholics and Orthodox has been the lightening rod between the two churches for a long time. One can’t forget the tensions over the establishment of Catholic dioceses in Russia or the refusal of the previous Russian Patriarch to allow John Paul II to

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Purgatory: Understanding the Catholic doctrine

Just this morning one of the assisting priests where I am living and I had a brief discussion about purgatory and the need to raise our awareness of praying for “those who have gone before marked by the sign of faith.” I don’t get to think much about purgatory but it’s been a funny thing: I’ve been thinking about the Catholic practice of praying for the souls in purgatory and need to keep in mind and heart the place the dead continue to have in our lives and

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Reverence that consumes our total being

An ancient phrase indicates what a true relationship with God is: Deus es consumens: he purifies from sin and makes us white as wool. He consumes our darkness with his light, with his love, with his entire self. gives luster to soul, stripes away sin and brights the souls giving the same grace which was given to the apostles.

So it can be said, “My God and my all” as Saint Francis did. Everything is drawn into the person  of God. Everything changes in our life when

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About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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