theraccolta:

Maccabean Martyrs - 1 August 

theraccolta:

Maccabean Martyrs - 1 August 

crusadermaximus:

I make my First Profession of vows tomorrow at 10:30 PST with the Augustinians :)

Pray for me!

poboh:

Annunciation. Virgin Mary, detail, 1910-1911, Mikhail Vasilievich Nesterov.  Russian (1862 – 1942)

poboh:

Annunciation. Virgin Mary, detail, 1910-1911, Mikhail Vasilievich Nesterov. Russian (1862 – 1942)

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asker

aquirkydisposision asked: That is so exciting! If you wouldn't mind, I'm not sure if you have heard, but there is a Catholic couple Eric and Sarah who have 4 children, with one in the womb. Sarah got attacked by black jackets or some type of bee/hornet and had an allergic reaction and is currently on life support. If you could just lay that at Our Lady's feet, for healing of the hearts of their family and friends because they are starting their goodbyes. I'm sorry this is so depressing but they could really use prayers!

dicoqui:

I haven’t heard of them but, surely I will put this intention at Our Lady’s feet! 

Prayers need over here, so if you don’t mind, take some minutes of your time and pray for this family.

If you do not worship God, you worship something, and nine times out of ten it will be yourself. — Archbishop Fulton Sheen (via servusmariae)

Sheen is a shotgun with major kickback.

(via semper-spes-est)

August 1 - Shmooni and Her Seven Sons (The Woman With Seven Sons)
Shortly before the revolt of Judas Maccabeus (2 Maccabees 8), Antiochus IV Epiphanes arrested a mother and her seven sons, and tried to force them to eat pork. When they refused, he tortured and killed the sons one by one. The narrator mentions that the mother “was the most remarkable of all, and deserves to be remembered with special honour. She watched her seven sons die in the space of a single day, yet she bore it bravely because she put her trust in the Lord.” Each of the sons makes a speech as he dies, and the last one says that his brothers are “dead under God’s covenant of everlasting life”. The narrator ends by saying that the mother died, without saying whether she was executed, or died in some other way.
Image: “The Courage of a Mother” by Gustav Dore, 1866
Source for Text and Image
 

August 1 - Shmooni and Her Seven Sons (The Woman With Seven Sons)

Shortly before the revolt of Judas Maccabeus (2 Maccabees 8), Antiochus IV Epiphanes arrested a mother and her seven sons, and tried to force them to eat pork. When they refused, he tortured and killed the sons one by one. The narrator mentions that the mother “was the most remarkable of all, and deserves to be remembered with special honour. She watched her seven sons die in the space of a single day, yet she bore it bravely because she put her trust in the Lord.” Each of the sons makes a speech as he dies, and the last one says that his brothers are “dead under God’s covenant of everlasting life”. The narrator ends by saying that the mother died, without saying whether she was executed, or died in some other way.

Image: “The Courage of a Mother” by Gustav Dore, 1866

Source for Text and Image

 

August 1 - Shmooni and Her Seven Sons (The Woman With Seven Sons)
Martyrdom of the Seven Maccabees - Antonio Ciseri, (1863)

August 1 - Shmooni and Her Seven Sons (The Woman With Seven Sons)

Martyrdom of the Seven MaccabeesAntonio Ciseri, (1863)

acatholicvibe:

August 1 - Shmooni and Her Sons, Martyrs (Maronite Calendar)
"Today’s feast commemorates eight martyrs of the Jewish people: 
Shmooni and her seven sons. Their martyrdom took place around the year 170 before the birth of Christ, under the reign of the Syrian king, Antiochus Epiphanes. This king attempted to impose the pagan cult of Jupiter upon the Jewish people and even desecrated the Temple in Jerusalem. Under the threat of persecution and even death many Jews abandoned their religion. 
According to an ancient tradition, it is said that the death of Shmooni and her sons took place in Antioch, and from there the relics of these martyrs were brought to Constantinople and finally Rome where they rest in the Church of Saint Peter in Chains. 
Although her name is not mentioned, tradition gives the mother the name of Shmooni or Salome. The account of the death of the mother and sons is found in Chapter 7 of the Second Book of Maccabees. The story of their martyrdom teaches us of their fidelity to the Jewish traditions, the great mercy of God for his people, their hope in the resurrection of the body, of God’s reward to those who are faithful to him and of his judgement on those who turn away. Shmooni’s example of faith as she saw her sons slowly put to death should be a sign to us when our faith is tested. 
May the prayers of Shmooni and her seven sons be with us. Amen.”
text from: Maronite Prayer of the Faithful, Vol. III; Memorial of a Martyr; Ramsho; Synaxarion for a Memorial Without A Proper Office; Aug. 1, Shmooni and Her Seven Sons

acatholicvibe:

August 1 - Shmooni and Her Sons, Martyrs (Maronite Calendar)

"Today’s feast commemorates eight martyrs of the Jewish people: 

Shmooni and her seven sons. Their martyrdom took place around the year 170 before the birth of Christ, under the reign of the Syrian king, Antiochus Epiphanes. This king attempted to impose the pagan cult of Jupiter upon the Jewish people and even desecrated the Temple in Jerusalem. Under the threat of persecution and even death many Jews abandoned their religion. 

According to an ancient tradition, it is said that the death of Shmooni and her sons took place in Antioch, and from there the relics of these martyrs were brought to Constantinople and finally Rome where they rest in the Church of Saint Peter in Chains. 

Although her name is not mentioned, tradition gives the mother the name of Shmooni or Salome. The account of the death of the mother and sons is found in Chapter 7 of the Second Book of Maccabees. The story of their martyrdom teaches us of their fidelity to the Jewish traditions, the great mercy of God for his people, their hope in the resurrection of the body, of God’s reward to those who are faithful to him and of his judgement on those who turn away. Shmooni’s example of faith as she saw her sons slowly put to death should be a sign to us when our faith is tested.

May the prayers of Shmooni and her seven sons be with us. Amen.”

text from: Maronite Prayer of the Faithful, Vol. III; Memorial of a Martyr; Ramsho; Synaxarion for a Memorial Without A Proper Office; Aug. 1, Shmooni and Her Seven Sons

How come every other organ in your body can get sick and you get sympathy, except the brain? — TED talk by Comedian Ruby Wax
asker

officialgaybestfriend asked: That story about Fappy the anti masturbation dolphin may be a hoax, but let's look at the facts; that post is about to hit 60,000 notes. It can only do that because it's completely plausible. It's plausible because Christian institutions have done things as ridiculous or more ridiculous in the past. They do ridiculous things because, inherently, they are ridiculous.

anti-christophobia:

anti-christophobia:

And there it is, folks. Spreading lies is acceptable if said lie is “plausible”.

~Scáth

I should point out that this person is the OP of the Fappy post. The person who posed it as a legit article, cropping out the evidence of the satirical website it came from so people would believe it was true.

And here they are trying to justify their own hateful actions, defending the right to keep spreading the lie as it is, and telling me to shut up for even trying to spread word that it’s false, all while finishing it off with insults.

~Scáth

Urgent prayer request!

fratermementomori:

My cousin is in the hospital tonight per request from a neurologist. She has been suffering from severe migraines, they wake her up at night. She has had a continuous headache for at least a week now and doctors didn’t really think much of it. Now it’s gotten worse and the neurologist wanted to keep her overnight. So prayers would be nice. Hopefully they find out what’s going on and find a way to ease the pain soon

goandannouce:

A Saint a day: July 31
Blessed Cecilia Schelingová
Also known as: Zdenka Schelingová


One of ten children born to Pavol Schelingová and Zuzana Pániková.
She received her basic education locally, and later studied nursing and radiology. Known as a pious child, she early felt a call to religious life. At age 15 she requested entry to the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Holy Cross, and made her first vows on 30 January 1937, taking the name Zdenka.
Nurse at a hospital in Humenné and then in Bratislava where she worked in radiology. While she was assigned to Bratislava, the Communists seized power and began a systematic persecution of the Church and its members. Many were arrested and tortured for their faith, and some of these were brought to Zdenka’s hospital for treatment. In early 1952 Zdenka helped a condemned priest escape from certain death in Siberia. On 29 February 1952 she tried to help three priests and three seminarians escape, but she failed, and was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to twelve years in prison and ten years of loss of civil rights.
For the next three years she was shipped from prison to prison, regularly beaten and tortured; some of her wounds were never permitted to heal. She was released from prison on 16 April 1955, nine years early, so that she would not die on the government’s hands. Due to police harassment, she was turned away from her congregation’s motherhouse, and from the hospital where she used to work. She died a few months later, her health broken by the abuse, but ever loyal to her faith.

Born: 25 December 1916 in Krivá na Orave, Žilinský kraj, Slovakia
Died: 31 July 1955 in Trnava, Trnavský kraj, Slovakia

http://saints.sqpn.com/blessed-cecilia-schelingov/

goandannouce:

A Saint a day: July 31

Blessed Cecilia Schelingová

Also known as: Zdenka Schelingová

One of ten children born to Pavol Schelingová and Zuzana Pániková.

She received her basic education locally, and later studied nursing and radiology. Known as a pious child, she early felt a call to religious life. At age 15 she requested entry to the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Holy Cross, and made her first vows on 30 January 1937, taking the name Zdenka.

Nurse at a hospital in Humenné and then in Bratislava where she worked in radiology. While she was assigned to Bratislava, the Communists seized power and began a systematic persecution of the Church and its members. Many were arrested and tortured for their faith, and some of these were brought to Zdenka’s hospital for treatment. In early 1952 Zdenka helped a condemned priest escape from certain death in Siberia. On 29 February 1952 she tried to help three priests and three seminarians escape, but she failed, and was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to twelve years in prison and ten years of loss of civil rights.

For the next three years she was shipped from prison to prison, regularly beaten and tortured; some of her wounds were never permitted to heal. She was released from prison on 16 April 1955, nine years early, so that she would not die on the government’s hands. Due to police harassment, she was turned away from her congregation’s motherhouse, and from the hospital where she used to work. She died a few months later, her health broken by the abuse, but ever loyal to her faith.

Born: 25 December 1916 in Krivá na Orave, Žilinský kraj, Slovakia

Died: 31 July 1955 in Trnava, Trnavský kraj, Slovakia

http://saints.sqpn.com/blessed-cecilia-schelingov/

Ven. Fr. Solanus Casey, please pray for us

asker

Anonymous asked: You're all insensitive, selfish, immature little shit heads who have no concept of reality whatsoever.

twocrowns:

oh-snap-pro-lifers:

"Insensitive" yes, because clearly the people trying to give other people equal rights are the ones who are insensitive

"Selfish", because clearly standing up for other people who cannot stand up and speak out for themselves with nothing gained but ridicule is selfish

"Immature", because believing in the right to life, and knowing that even the unborn are alive is immature. 

If you really cannot imagine a reality where the unborn aren’t murdered and the looming choice to kill your child is gone, then I think you’ve forgotten how the world is trying to become more progressive, and reality changes every day. 

~Jheila

Calling people “immature shit heads” is intrinsically ironic.

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