Sunday, April 25, 2010
St. Mark was converted to the faith by the Prince of the Apostles, whom he afterwards accompanied to Rome, acting there as his secretary or interpreter. When St. Peter was writing his first epistle to the churches of Asia, he affectionately joins with his own salutation that of his faithful companion, whom he calls "my son Mark."
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I love this Japanese-style version of Biblical imagery by ShouYume (DevianArt)
Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?"
He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You."
He said to him, "Feed My lambs."
During the night before Jesus’ crucifixion, Peter had denied his Lord three times and then wept bitterly.Jesus asked Peter 3 times if he loves him, so after Peter’s protest about the third asking of the question and after his third affirmation of his love for Jesus, Jesus restores him a third time. Now, Peter’s threefold denial has been cancelled out. He is once again the leader of the disciples.
In the dawn of the resurrection light, there is forgiveness available to all. No matter how grievous our sins, no matter how damaging our betrayals of God’s calling in our lives, Christ comes with the morning light to forgive, heal, and restore.
Watch Fr. Jun Lingad SDB explain the Sunday Readings.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Jesus King Of Mercy I Trust In You!
During the course of Jesus' revelations to Saint Faustina on the Divine Mercy He asked on numerous occasions that a feast day be dedicated to the Divine Mercy and that this feast be celebrated on the Sunday after Easter. The liturgical texts of that day, the 2nd Sunday of Easter, concern the institution of the Sacrament of Penance, the Tribunal of the Divine Mercy, and are thus already suited to the request of Our Lord. This Feast, which had already been granted to the nation of Poland and been celebrated within Vatican City, was granted to the Universal Church by Pope John Paul II on the occasion of the canonization of Sr. Faustina on 30 April 2000.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
The Gospel of John (20:7) tells us that the napkin, which was placed over the face of Jesus, was not just thrown aside like the grave clothes. The Bible takes an entire verse to tell us that the napkin was neatly folded, and was placed at the head of that stony coffin.
Early Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. She said, ‘They have taken the Lord’s body out of the tomb, and I don’t know where they have put him!’
Peter and the other disciple ran to the tomb to see. The other disciple outran Peter and got there first. He stooped and looked in and saw the linen cloth lying there, but he didn’t go in.
Then Simon Peter arrived and went inside. He also noticed the linen wrappings lying there, while the cloth that had covered Jesus’ head was folded up and lying to the side.
Was that important? Absolutely! Is it really significant? Yes!
In order to understand the significance of the folded napkin, you have to understand a little bit about Hebrew tradition of that day. The folded napkin had to do with the Master and Servant, and every Jewish boy knew this tradition.
When the servant set the dinner table for the master, he made sure that it was exactly the way the master wanted it.
The table was furnished perfectly, and then the servant would wait, just out of sight, until the master had finished eating, and the servant would not dare touch that table, until the master was finished.
Now if the master were done eating, he would rise from the table, wipe his fingers, his mouth, and clean his beard, and would wad up that napkin and toss it onto the table. The servant would then know to clear the table. For in those days, the wadded napkin meant, ‘I’m done’.
But if the master got up from the table, and folded his napkin, and laid it beside his plate, the servant would not dare touch the table, because….. ….
The folded napkin meant, ‘I’m coming back!’
credit:Turn back To God (Georgy)
Friday, April 2, 2010
St. John The Beloved
National Shrine Of The Divine Mercy Marilao Bulacan
Sister Faustina Mini Poland - Shrine Of The Divine Mercy Marilao Bulacan)
St.Maximilian Kolbe (Mini Poland - Shrine Of The Divine Mercy Marilao Bulacan)
Replica Of The House of Pope John Paul II (Mini Poland - Shrine Of The Divine Mercy Marilao Bulacan)
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Altar Of Repose - St.Joseph The Workman Parish
Agony In The Garden - St.Joseph The Workman Parish
Images are wrapped in white or purple cloth
Altar Of Repose - San Bartolome Church,Malabon City