Friday, 27 February 2015

Journey to the Baobab Tree

A true story of courage, endurance and love. 'Hauntingly beautiful and compelling'.
Journey to the Baobab Tree is the true story of two children's epic journey from Eastern Poland to Siberia, their escape to Persia and finally to Africa during World War Two.
Alinka's family lived in a small river town in Eastern Poland where her father was chief of police. Witek's father was a forest keeper in the remote forest regions bordering Russia.
When the war began in September 1939, the Soviets, allied for the first two years of the war with the Nazis, invaded Eastern Poland and brutally deported over one and a half million Polish people in cattle trucks to the far ends of the Soviet Union. Alinka and Witek, both ten years old at the time, were among those taken. A million died in the deportations.
Against all odds, Witek and Alinka, in different parts of the Soviet Union, survived and escaped. They meet for the first time in Africa under a Baobab Tree.
Their gripping stories of those war years are narrated here in two parts, telling of resourcefulness, faith and humour even in the darkest times. They are truly unforgettable.

Friday, 13 February 2015

The Importance of the Holy Face Devotion in the 21st Century

Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus is as ancient as devotion to the Crucified Lord. 

This pious custom began with the offering of a holy Jewish woman's veil to wipe the spittle, dirt and blood from the countenance of Our Lord during His agonizing journey to Calvary.

Her name was Veronica.

The reward for her courageous act of mercy was the miraculous impression of His Face on her veil.

Pope Pius XII officially instituted the Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus for celebration on Shrove Tuesday.

In this 28 page pocket-size booklet, Kathleen Heckenkamp explains The Importance of the Holy Face Devotion in the 21st Century.

Lenten Meditations

Traditional Lenten meditations at the links below:

Preparation for Lent

Ash Wednesday Meditation
Thursday After Ash Wednesday
Friday After Ash Wednesday
Saturday After Ash Wednesday
First Sunday After Lent
Monday: First Week of Lent
Tuesday: First Week of Lent
Wednesday: First week of Lent
Thursday: First Week of Lent
Friday: First Week of Lent
Saturday: First Week of Lent
Sunday: Second Week of Lent
Monday: Second Week of Lent
Tuesday: Second Week of Lent
Wednesday: Second Week of Lent
Thursday: Second Week of Lent
Friday: Second Week of Lent
Saturday: Second week of Lent
Sunday: Third Week of Lent
Monday: Third Week of Lent
Tuesday: Third Week of Lent
Wednesday: Third Week of Lent
Thursday: Third Week of Lent
Friday: Third Week of Lent
Saturday: Third Week of Lent
Sunday: Fourth Week of Lent
Monday: Fourth Week of Lent
Tuesday: Fourth Week of Lent
Wednesday: Fourth Week of Lent
Thursday: Fourth Week of Lent
Friday: Fourth Week of Lent
Saturday: Fourth Week of Lent
Sunday: Fifth Week of Lent
Monday: Fifth week of Lent
Tuesday: Fifth Week of Lent
Wednesday: Fifth Week of Lent
Thursday: Fifth Week of Lent
Friday: Fifth Week of Lent
Saturday: Fifth Week of Lent
Palm Sunday
Monday: Sixth week of Lent
Tuesday: Sixth Week of Lent
Wednesday: Sixth Week of Lent
Thursday: Sixth Week of Lent
Good Friday
Holy Saturday

Friday, 6 February 2015

First Saturday Reminder

The Month of St. Joseph: Exercises for Each Day of the Month of March

St. Teresa of Avila tells us, "I took for my advocate and lord the glorious Saint Joseph and commended myself earnestly to him.... he gave me greater blessings than I could ask of him. I do not remember even now that I have ever asked anything of him which he has failed to grant".

This hidden saint, the blessed foster-father of Our Lord and protector of the Blessed Virgin, is a powerful intercessor for us, as well as a model of perfect virtue. The Bible records not a single word of his, yet we know that in the Holy House at Nazareth, the young Jesus - the Word made Flesh - was subject to him.

Through this series of daily meditations for the month of March, provided for us by the Most Reverend M. de Langalerie, Archbishop of Auch, in the nineteenth century, we may increase our devotion to this great saint whilst also making a fruitful use of the days of Lent.

As patron not only of fathers and of the worker, but of the Universal Church, all of us - men and women, young and old - would do well to look to him in our every need.

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