Saturday, March 27, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

San Bartolome Church, Malabon City

Here are some photos that I took last Sunday (March 21,2010) at the San Bartolome Church in Malabon City:







Tambobong, the old name of Malabon City, was founded as an "Iglesia (church) of Manila on May 21, 1599. It was then composed of two small islands namely Navotas and Maysilo.

On May 17, 1614, Tambobong was established as an independent parish under the advocation of San Bartolome the Apostle with the Augustinian Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Luiz Gutierrez, O.S.A., as the first Vicar Prior.

Source: Wikimapia

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Some people find pleasure in 'Attacking the Catholic Faith'

Some people can be annoying! They find pleasure in attacking the Catholic faith, they are so self righteous! They are just like the pharisee in the parable 'The Pharisee and the Publican (The Pharisees were self-righteous and viewed others with contempt). This is not a debate forum but one person here doesn't know how to show respect at all,he likes attacking the Catholic faith but the good thing is that Teewee (a Catholic Apologist)showed him that what he is babbling here in cyberspace are all lies! Sa Tagalog 'inalagay sya sa dapat nyang paglagyan' pero he's still trying to save his face.The devil will do anything to destroy the 'TRUE CHURCH' founded by our Lord Jesus Christ 2000 years ago but he will not prevail.

Matthew 7:15 "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves."

I will never get tired of posting this:

Acts 9:31 "Ho men EKKLESIA KATAHOLOS ho Ioudaia kai Galilaia kai Samaeria"

Friday, March 19, 2010

Hapy Feast Day St. Joseph!


A Special Prayer to St. Joseph

Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interest and desires. Oh, St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers. Oh, St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you, and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him close in my name and kiss His fine head for me and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls - Pray for me.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Mother Mary holding John Paul II in Her arms when he was shot


This happened on May 13, 1981. Pope John Paul II was shot as he arrived in St. Peter’s Square to speak to the people who had gathered there. When he was shot, he was holding the rosary, which he always carried. When he fell to the ground, out of nowhere, a woman rushed to his side and embraced him. That pic is shown above. The picture is said to have been taken by one of the gathered people who was busy taking Pope’s pics with his camera. The woman vanished as quickly as she appeared.

The gunman was apprehended in the square and sentenced to life in prison. The pope was critically wounded but survived after surgery and a long recovery. The surprising fact is that all the bullets passed just past his vital internal organs. When he recovered finally, the first thing Pope asked for was his rosary. When he got it in his hands, he said that he felt Mother Mary directing the bullets’ path through him. Sure, John Paul II was always in the habit of praying the rosary regularly. He had once said “The best prayer I like is the Rosary”.

Joaquin Navarro Valls, who is the one spokesman from The Vatican, said that they made a lot of studies for years of this incredible picture and of course about the quality of the developing of the picture because when it was developed nobody could see very well because the image was not clear. Finally, and after so many controls and being looking and checking by all the experts in photography (around the world), they decided that there were no tricks in it and today they give us this beautiful gift from our Mother of God. You can see the Mother of God holding John Paul II in her arms. Beautiful right?

Let this remind us of the awesome power of the intercession of Mother Mary and lead us to take a strong decision to pray the rosary regularly.

source: Turn Back To God

Saved from Hell by the Hail Mary

Consider the following instance of the great mercy of Mary.

In the year 1604, in a city in Belgium, there were two young students who gave themselves up to a life of debauchery instead of following their studies.

One night they were at the house of an evil woman; but one of the two, who was named Richard, stayed only a short time and then returned home. While he was preparing to retire, he remembered that he had not yet said the few Hail Marys that were his daily practice.

He was very tired and half inclined to omit them; nevertheless, he forced himself through the routine, saying the words half asleep and with no particular devotion. Then he lay down and fell asleep.

Suddenly he was wakened by a violent knocking at the door. The door was closed, but the figure of a young man, hideously deformed, passed through it and stood before him.

"Who are you?" Richard cried. "You do not know me?" asked the other. "Ah yes, now I do," said Richard; "but how changed, with all the appearance of a devil!"

"Alas, unhappy creature that I am," said his companion, "I am damned! When I was leaving that house of sin, a devil came and strangled me. My body lies in the street; my soul is in Hell.

"And know this — the same fate awaited you, except that the Blessed Virgin spared you for that little act of homage of the Hail Marys. If you are not a fool, profit by this warning which the Mother of God has sent." He then opened his mantle, showing the flames and serpents by which he was tormented, and disappeared.

Breaking into a flood of sobs and tears, Richard went down on his knees to give thanks to Mary his protectress. Then as he pondered how to change his life he heard the bell of the Franciscan monastery ringing for matins. "It is there," he said, "that God calls me to do penance."

He went immediately to the monastery and begged the Fathers to admit him. Since they knew his wicked life, they were hardly willing to do so. But sobbing bitterly, he told them all that had happened. And when two Fathers had been sent to the street and had found the strangled body, which was charred and blackened, they admitted him.

From that time on he led an exemplary life and at length went to preach the Gospel in India, and thence to Japan. There he had the happiness of giving his life for Jesus Christ, being burnt alive for the faith at Nagasaki on September 10, 1622.

*Taken from The Glories of Mary by St. Alphonsus de Liguori.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

St.Joseph Will Help You



"Saint Joseph gave me everything I asked for," said St. Teresa of Avila.

Pray this novena and discover St. Joseph's power to help you in the most desperate causes.

The novena is from March 11-19. Please go to Saint Joseph with invincible childlike confidence like St. Teresa of Avila, who said:

"For some years now, I think, I have made some request of him every year on his feast day and I have always had it granted. If my petition is in any way ill directed, he directs it aright for my greater good."

Source:America Needs Fatima

Saturday, March 6, 2010

I'm MAD This Evening!!!


Ok,Ok!! I know this is a Catholic blog but I can't helped being annoyed,I'm only human right??

I'm asking something (it's too embarrassing to mention my request here,it is something from the bathroom) from my husband,I know he's watching TV and he's so focused so probably he didn't catch what I'm saying alright that's fine! After sometime I repeated my request again, still no response;I still kept my cool. Finally after 30 minutes I went downstairs to ask again for my 'request',there I was talking in front of him but still no response! He's still not paying attention,so glued to the tv program that he watches,I feel like I was talking to no one (I feel like I'm not existing at all!!!!).

Finally,I repeated my 'request' this time with a firm voice and finally he came back to his senses. I told my husband that finally after the 'enth time' he finally heard what I'm saying. He gave me my 'request' without any apologies at all but alright I'm used to it!

As for me,no matter how busy I am or even if I'm watching my favorite Korean drama I try to take time to response or to say hello if somebody is talking too me. Every minute is precious,life is too short...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

HEALING PRAYER AND REBIRTH


HEALING PRAYER AND REBIRTH

By Sister Raquel Reodica, RVM

Our Father in heaven, Creator of my body,
wherein I (state your name) dwell and through which I live,
make me realize in the name of JESUS
that my present bodily ailment is a result of my own sins,
my wrong doings, my wrong thinking,
my transgressions against Your laws.
I ask forgiveness, Jesus, for these wrong doings,
and promise to change my ways.
Make me realize, in the name of JESUS,
that Your creative power, which fashioned my body,
is still in me, in my consciousness, in my mind,
ready to serve me at any time of need.
Make me realize that I, in my free will,
now have control over this creative power within me
which I can direct to act for my own well being,
but only if my thoughts and feelings are attuned to You.
In full realization of this,
I NOW CALL UPON YOUR CREATIVE POWER within me,
O Lord God, in Jesus’ name,
to correct and eliminate any and all my bodily imperfections
and diseases and discomforts.
I KNOW AND EXPECT THAT MY REBIRTH
IS NOW ACTIVELY TAKING PLACE WITHIN ME
because of Your creative love and mercy,
and Your healing grace in my every cell
and nerve and gland and tissue and fiber and organ,
especially my: (state any or all sicknesses).
In accordance with my vision
and my active FAITH IN YOU, MY ALMIGHTY GOD,
CREATOR AND LORD, IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST,
THE SON OF MOTHER MARY,
through the intercessions of MOTHER IGNACIA DEL ESPIRITU SANTO
and all Your saints, I am healed. Amen. Amen. Amen

After praying, remain in silence for 15 to 20 minutes in the presence of the Lord, and in meditation of receiving His healing.

Note: Sister Racquel RVM is known as the 'Cancer Healer'in the Philippines,of course she is just an instrument of God, true healing only comes from the Lord.

credit: Sister Racquel Blog