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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

EWTN Press Release: Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta



EWTN To Air Complete Live Coverage Of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s Canonization


“EWTN News Nightly” Rome Producer Mary Shovlain will host EWTN's English language coverage of the "Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta" along with Msgr. Anthony Figueiredo (Host of EWTN's “Let Us Love” special on this beloved nun.) For further information, go to www.ewtn.com/motherteresa. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.


Irondale, AL (EWTN) – The EWTN Global Catholic Network invites viewers to tune in Sunday, Sept. 4 to celebrate the canonization of one of the world’s most beloved contemporary saints – Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. EWTN crews will be on-the-ground in Rome providing viewers with the most complete and authoritative coverage available in English, Spanish, and German. In addition, the Network will air related events, as well as numerous specials on Mother’s life and legacy, beginning Friday, Sept. 2. (Please see www.ewtn.com/motherteresa for a complete schedule of films and documentaries and to double check times as they are subject to change.

The “Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta” will air live from Rome at 4 a.m. ET, Sunday, Sept. 4, with encores at 11:30 a.m. ET and 10 p.m. ET.  “EWTN News Nightly” Rome Producer Mary Shovlain and Msgr. Anthony Figueiredo (Host of the “Let Us Love” special on Mother Teresa) will host EWTN’s English language coverage.

Spanish coverage will be hosted by Catholic News Agency/ACI Prensa Executive Director Alejandro Bermúdez and guests. On the German side, Pia Cagianut, who anchored some of the German coverage of the Family Synod, will host, while EWTN Germany’s Robert Rauhut and Martin Rothweiler, EWTN Programming Director Germany, will co-host and provide commentary.

Those who prefer to listen to the canonization can tune into EWTN Global Catholic Radio (English) and EWTN Radio Católica Mundial (Spanish) for live coverage of the canonization.

Other Rome events to be televised include:

 “Jubilee for Volunteers and Catechesis on Mother Teresa:” Airs live from Rome at 3:30 a.m. ET Saturday, Sept. 3, with an encore at 11:30 a.m. ET. 

 “Mother Teresa: Good and Faithful Servant:” Mary Shovlain hosts this special one-hour program, filmed in Rome, on the life of Mother Teresa with interviews and commentary. Airs 4 p.m. ET, Saturday, Sept. 3, with encores at 10 p.m. ET that evening, and 10:30 a.m. ET, Sunday, Sept. 4. 

“Mass of Thanksgiving for St. Teresa of Calcutta:” Airs live at 3:30 a.m. ET, Monday, Sept. 5, with an encore at noon. 

Striving to become a better person? Don't forget to check www.ewtn.com/motherteresa to immerse yourself in inspirational programs celebrating what soon-to-be St. Mother Teresa said and did as a follower of Christ. (Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder.)


EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 36th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 TV channels are broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 265 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN services also include radio services transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international AM & FM radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and two global wire services; as well as a publishing arm.





Monday, August 29, 2016

Tridentine Mass vs Novus Ordo

This makes me angry and incredibly sad...


...I feel ripped off by the Church. We had such beauty, reverence, holiness of worship in the Tridentine Mass.  We were fed the fullness of all Christ had given us in the Mass.

Now we are fed the crumbs from the floor. 


We are starving, some of us so spiritually anorexic we are dying from it- walking into Hell and still the Church turns a blind eye to our hunger. 


God have mercy on us! 


In Christ, 

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 




Catholic nun's traditional kikuyu "wedding" ceremony to the Church

Never seen anything like this nun's ceremony...


Quote: In a rare traditional kikuyu ceremony held at Gititu Catholic Church in Tetu Nyeri County, a catholic nun exchanged wedding vows with the church in a symbolic act to Signify her marriage to the church. Sister Rose Catherine Wambui took a vow to live in the church and dedicate her life to christ's mission. Here’s more from Nyeri. 




In Christ, 


Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 


links: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9v21Ad7Rxo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2B9RaFNons



Saturday, August 20, 2016

On a personal note...

I hate when I neglect my blog and I feel like I've done that a lot this summer. And I almost never get personal on here, but I thought today I might take a break from my regular scheduled blogging and share a bit of my home life.  

To new readers, if you are interested in the story of how I became Catholic, you can read it HERE. This isn't a post about being Catholic, its just a peek into my summer life and family. :)

My household is made up myself, my two children, 1 cat, 4 guinea pigs, 22 Swedish ducks (we started with blues, then hatched blacks, splash, lavender and whites the following years- they come in quite the variety- compliments of Metzer Farms) and currently 2 geese. Our "zoo" was much larger with things like dogs, more cats, another goose, more ducks, fish, frogs, birds, squirrels, turtles and tortoises etc. They either passed on or finished their rehab time with us and been released back into the wild. I'm one of those crazy people who stops traffic to remove assorted domestic and wild animals from the road- I've gotten quite good at catching large and small snapping turtles because no one else seems willing to risk a digit to help the poor homely things. But that's another story entirely!  

We are soon to add another cat to the mix. Last week we had to put my grandmother into a nursing home.  Our family has been caring for her for several years now to keep her in her home as long as possible, but last week she fell and even the doctors agreed it was time.  She asked me for two things 1) a proper Catholic funeral when the time comes and 2) take care of her British Short-haired cat. 

So now we will once again be a 2 cat family. There have been lots of adjustments this summer for all of us and some big changes- like graduation and college plans. Where does the time go? One minute they are off to kindergarten and next college! 

Somehow this has become a crazy busy summer with one unplanned thing after another.  Typically, summer is rather slow and easy here, but not this year.  It's been full speed ahead constantly! Like right now I am in the process (along with my children) of painting several rooms in the house. This is a job I detest and I keep hoping my children will enjoy and become greatly skilled in- so far that hasn't happened. I hadn't planned on painting anything, yet here I am daily covered in paint from bare-feet to elbows. I am a terrible painter. 

It all started with my eldest's bedroom, then another bedroom and the bathroom, a hall way and now we are eyeing the kitchen too.

Aside from the dreaded painting- which means moving shuffling (I have zero upper body strength) furniture from one section of the house to another while trying to keep the cat from rubbing on the newly painted walls, we are kept very busy with our gardens, fruit trees and berry bushes (though the deer - a doe with twins! -made short work of most of the berry bushes).  

Spring looks like this...



End of summer looks like this...


and this...

Summer also looks like this...the aggressive family of water snakes who live in our pond...(they aren't small either!) 

...that our flock will catch and eat if the snakes dare to stay in range of the flock (ewww, I know- its even more disgusting than you are imagining trust me!



Our flock provides us with loads of entertainment (eating wiggling snakes not being one of them in my opinion- the children disagree) and delicious healthy eggs as well. 

And finally, when you live in southern Connecticut and your brother has a small family sized yacht there is also boating and crabbing to be done...



So you see, these and others are the reasons my blog has suffered neglect this summer. Once the paint dries, the furniture is back in place and the garden picked clean, I will, God willing, be back to regular blogging. 

:)

God bless! 


In Christ, 


Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 



My conversion story: http://connecticutcatholiccorner.blogspot.com/2008/01/how-i-came-home-to-rome-my-conversion.html



Thursday, August 18, 2016

Secret Service says Hillary Clinton has Parkinson's disease

If you haven't seen it yet...this explains a lot. 

First this (Hillary freezes and needs help to speak): 




And now the explanation...




My guess...this explodes before the election and Trump wins easily. 

Details (from Youtube channel): 
Published on Aug 14, 2016Hillary Clinton apparently suffers from Parkinson’s or a similar disease and experiences seizures from flashing lights, such as camera flashes at press conferences, the Secret Service told Infowars.
See here:  http://www.infowars.com/secret-service-leaks-hillarys-health-to-press



Her health issues MUST be addressed completely before the election.



In Christ,


Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner






Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Prayer request...

I was so sad to hear the recent news about Mr. Vennari. Please keep him in your prayers. 

From Catholic Family News: 

An important note from John Vennari
I had not yet intended to reveal this news, but today it was leaked on to another website. I am reluctantly compelled go public earlier than I had hoped.
On August 11 I received a grave prognosis.I have a cancerous tumor in my colon and the cancer has spread to the peritoneum. 
The only thing the cancer institute offers is chemotherapy. And even this is not something that will cure, but only contain it for a time. 
As I am not interested chemotherapy, I am now pursuing alternative/natural means under the guidance of competence medical personnel, including an MD.
I only mention this now because the news was sent out prematurely by a well-meaning individual who circulated a private email on the topic that ended up posted on a website. I had intended for this news to remain private for the moment. 
In any case, as time goes on, I will reveal more. 
The case is remarkably serious. I am keeping busy and staying upbeat. For now I've been feeling well.
The malady first manifested itself in the form of intense indigestion, something that does not necessarily send one running for cancer screening. Through a series of events, however, we received the diagnosis last week.
Saint Philomena has featured heavily in this drama in a manner I will perhaps describe in the future (look at the date of prognosis, the feast of St. Philomena). 
My family is making a novena to both Our Lady of Good Success and Saint Philomena. 
I ask you to please remember my condition in your prayers and get others to pray, including convents of nuns. 
Thank you for your prayers and encouragement. 
In JMJ,
John Vennari 




In Christ and praying for John Vennari, 

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 



Monday, August 15, 2016

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Prayer


Mother of God, most holy Mary, how often by my sins have I merited hell! Ere now the judgment had gone forth against my first mortal sin, hadst not thou in thy tender pity stayed a while God’s justice and then, softening my hard heart, drawn me on to take confidence in thee. And oh, how often in dangers which beset my steps, had I fallen, hadst not thou, loving Mother that thou art, preserved me by the graces which thou have availed to me. My Queen, what will thy pity and thy favor have availed me, if I perish in the flames of hell? If ever I have not loved thee, now, after God, I love thee above all things. Ah! Suffer not that I turn away from thee and from God, who through thee hath granted me so many mercies. Lady most worthy of all love, suffer not that I be doomed to hate and curse thee forever in hell. Couldst thou bear to see a servant whom thou lovest lost forever? O Mary, say not so. Say not that I shall be among the lost! Yet lost am I assuredly if I abandon thee. But who can have the heart to leave thee? How can I ever forget the love which thou hast borne me? No, it is impossible for him to perish who hath recourse to thee, and who with loyal heart confides in thee. Leave me not to myself, my Mother, or I am lost. Let me ever have recourse to thee! Save me, my hope! Save me from hell, and first from sin, which alone can cause my eternal ruin. Amen. 

The Sovereign Pontiff, Pius VII, by a decree of the S. Cong. Of Indulgences, May 15, 1821, granted: An indulgence of three hundred days, once a day, to those who, with at least contrite heart and devotion shall say this prayer, together with the Salve Regina three times. A plenary indulgence, once a month to all who shall practice this devotion every day for a month, on any day when, being truly penitent, after confession and communion, they shall pray for some time the intention of His Holiness. – Raccolta, pp. 183, 188. 

Source: The Catholic Instructor with Encyclopedic Dictionary, Copyright The Office of Catholic Publication, 1910. 



Friday, August 12, 2016

#FlashbackFriday: The Catholic Church Then and Now



This is what the Catholic Church used to teach about non-Christian "churches" (communities). 

We certainly don't hear this sort of talk any more. 

Then: 

Which is the True Church of Jesus Christ?

Among the religious communities which all claim to be considered the true Church, it is of the highest importance to distinguish the one which speaks truly from the rest who are deceived. 

Our Lord gives us in His Gospel an infallible means, a sure and evident sign by which we may recognize His Church.  And is it not an historical fact, clear as the day, and quite beyond the reach of contradiction, that the one Catholic Apostolic Roman Church is founded upon St. Peter, the first Bishop of Rome, the first Pope? 

Therefore all other Churches, whatever they may be, are false Churches, which do not come from God, and do not lead to God, but conformity with the divine institution. 

Therefore every true-hearted and truth-loving man, who has the fear of God before his eyes, is bound by his conscience, so soon as he shall be convinced of error, to go out from that false Church, in which he has had the misfortune to be born, and enter, obedient to the voice which calls him, into the true fold of Jesus Christ, which is the Catholic Church.  And if he has the happiness to be born a Catholic, he should thank God for it every day of his life, and should be ready to suffer all things, even death, rather than fail, under any circumstances, in obedience to the Pope. 

Nothing is easier than to know if you belong to Jesus Christ and to His Church.  You only need to know which Church has the Pope for its Head, and then to enter into this Church. It is a test which requires nothing but simple reason, and which is open to the whole world. 

Source: The Fountain of Catholic Knowledge, Copyrighted by Office of Catholic Publications, 1900. [Pages 76-77] 

~~~

Now: 







In Christ, 


Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 




Thursday, August 11, 2016

Father William Barrocas: Lover of lovers?

**due to the offensive content, the images have been covered**


I just don't understand some priests on Twitter. 

For example, Fr. Barrocas tweets a "Happy Friday Love" tweet...


...to "swinger" Miau Miau on Twitter: 




The image Fr. William retweeted his "Happy Friday Love" with is this: 




At first I thought his account might have been hacked so I looked around a bit... it doesn't appear to be hacked...



Fr. William seems to know Miau Miau.



This all certainly puts a new twist on Father's motto "lover of lovers"in his Twitter profile! 




Father William Barrocas Twitter: https://twitter.com/montimai

:/ 


In Christ, 

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 




EWTN Press Release: Sneak Peek Season Preview


 

Get a Sneak Peek: ‘EWTN Season Preview’ Airs Next Week

Discover Shows That Help You Live a Life That Matters!



Irondale, AL (EWTN) –Want to learn to live a better life? Have a happier marriage? Better love and defend those who suffer? Learn more about a man whose philosophy has influenced both modern politics and some in the Church?

Then tune into the “EWTN Season Preview” to get a sneak peek at EWTN’s dynamic Fall Season, which begins Sept. 1. (“EWTN Season Preview” airs 6:30 a.m. ET, Aug. 14; 11 p.m. ET, Aug. 16; 5 p.m. ET, Aug. 17; 4:30 a.m. ET, Aug. 18; 10:30 AM ET, Aug. 19; and 1:30 p.m. ET, Aug. 20.) 

In addition to new episodes of viewers’ favorite programs, EWTN’s new shows include: 


“Beloved:” Eight episodes showcasing married couples who share what they’ve learned about the meaning of marriage, the total gift of self, handling conflict, and much more. Hear from Teresa Tomeo Jason Evert, Dr. Pia de Solenni, Dr. Edward Sri, and others for a realistic view of what it really takes to blend two lives. (Airs 4:30 p.m. ET, Sundays and 3:30 a.m. ET, Mondays beginning Sept. Sept. 4.)

“Decision Point:” Host Matthew Kelly’s newest offering is billed as a revolutionary new way to prepare youth for confirmation, but it is much more than that. It is a revolutionary way for youth – and the adults who love them – to learn to live a life that matters. (Airs 5:30 p.m. ET Thursdays and 3 a.m. ET, Saturdays beginning Sept. 1.) Says Kelly: “I have placed before you today God’s incredible vision for your life and the world’s empty vision for your life. Which do you choose? The best version of yourself or some second rate version…. Freedom or slavery?”


“Vulnerable: The Euthanasia Deception:” This chilling program exposes the three main deceptions of euthanasia and assisted suicide and shows what the ideology can do to a country over time. (One hour documentary premieres 10 p.m. ET, Nov. 30.)

“A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing:” This 60 minute docu-drama presents a Catholic perspective on the life and thought of 1960’s community organizer Saul Alinsky. Though not a Catholic, Alinsky’s famous work, “Rules for Radicals,” impacted the thinking and tactics of many in politics today as well as some in the Church, especially in the area of social justice. It’s compelling television you won’t want to miss! (Airs 10 p.m. ET, Sept. 21.) 

“Bishop Baron Presents:” EWTN partners with Word on Fire Productions to air Father Robert Barron’s best programs! (Airs 11 p.m. ET, Fridays.)



EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 35th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 TV channels are broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 265 million television households in more than 145  countries and territories. EWTN services also include radio services transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international AM & FM radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and two global wire services; as well as a publishing arm.




Friday, August 5, 2016

#Flashback Friday: The Catholic Church Then and Now




This week’s topic: The Daily Life of the Pope

Then:

A day in the life of Pope Leo XIII (and popes before him): 

Pope Leo XIII
[Quote] As a rule, the higher the dignity to which a man is raised the more weighty and difficult are the duties which his position involves. I know that this is not generally believed or understood, but it is none the less true. Life is often a weary burden to those of high estate, and there is less liberty in the palaces of princes than in the humble dwellings of the poor.

The greatest dignitary in the world is undoubtedly the Pope, the supreme head of religion upon earth, the High Priest of God, the bishop and pastor of all the faithful, the spiritual father of monarchs as well as their subjects. There is also no man in the world who leads a more trying, arduous, difficult, and laborious life. From the morning till the evening, from the first day of the year till the last, he is, to the very letter, the Servant of the servants of God, as the Sovereign Pontiffs so justly entitle themselves in the Papal bulls and decrees.

Let us consider in what manner the Pope passes the day.

Our Holy Father lives at Rome, in an immense palace called the Vatican, adjoining the Church of St. Peter’s. The vast halls of the Vatican are adorned with grandeur and simplicity; the walls are uniformly covered with red hangings, and with the exception of the pontifical throne the only seats are wooden stools. After a long suite of rooms occupied by the servants and guards, according to their rank, then by the prelates composing the Papal household, we reach the special apartments of His Holiness.

These rooms are small and still more simple than the others. And first comes the study of the Holy Father. It is here that he gives, during the day, his numerous audiences, of which we shall speak presently. The Pope is seated in an armchair of crimson velvet; before him is a large square table covered with red silk, similar to the hangings on the walls, and above the chair there is a canopy of the same color, the insignia of royal and pontifical majesty. Seats for the cardinals and princes, and two or three wooden seats, constitute the furniture of this apartment. This first room communicates with a second of the same size, and exactly similar, excepting that at the end there is a bed hung with crimson silk. This is the Pope’s bed-chamber. Then comes a third room furnished in the same manner; this is the dining room. The Holy Father has every meal alone, on a table covered with red silk like that of the study. Lastly comes the library, which is a large and beautiful room with four or five windows, and where the Pope is accustomed to hold councils with his ministers.



The Pope is always dressed in white. He wears on his head a small cap of white silk; his cassock is of white cloth during the winter, and of thin white woolen or white silk during the summer. His wide band is also of white silk, with gold tassels. 
His shoes, or slippers, are red, with a gold cross embroidered on the instep. It is this cross which is kissed by everyone who approaches the sacred person of the Vicar of Jesus Christ.

When he leaves his apartments the Pope wears over his cassock a rochet of lace, a scarlet mantle trimmed with white fur, and, lastly, a stole embroidered in gold. He covers his head with a large red silk hat a little raised on each side, and timed, with a gold tassel. The former custom of the Pontifical Court did not permit him to go out in the streets of Rome excepting in a carriage; beyond the gates of the city, he often took long walks on foot, stopping willingly to speak to the poor and to children, and giving his holy benediction to those whom he met.* All who meet the Pope uncover their heads and kneel down as a mark of the reverence due to his character of Supreme Pontiff.

The Holy Father rises early. After his prayers he goes into his chapel to celebrate the Holy Mass. This chapel is small, and adjoining the Pope’s apartment. The Blessed Sacrament is always preserved there, and the Holy Father, in his devotion to the Divine Eucharist, attends himself to the two lamps which burn perpetually before the tabernacle. His Holiness says Mass, slowly and with deep devotion; his august face is often bathed with tears while he holds in his sacred hands the hidden God of whom he is the Vicar.


Usually he says Mass at half-past seven, and assists, as an act of thanksgiving, at a second Mass celebrated by one of his chaplains. 


Afterward he recites a part of the breviary on his knees with one of the prelates of his household, and then returns to his apartments. The Pope’s breakfast consists of a cup of black coffee. The sobriety of the Italians is well known, and this is the first repast of almost all Romans. Until about ten o’clock the Holy Father works every day with his first minister, who is a Cardinal, and is called the Secretary of State.

At ten o’clock commence the audiences, a laborious task, which would be trying and wearisome if the most important questions and gravest interests of religion and society were not there discussed. Cardinals, bishops, princes, ambassadors, missionaries, priests, and great numbers of the faithful come from all parts of the world to lay down at the feet of the Head of the Church their homage, their requests, and their necessities. The Pope remains seated during these audiences. All kneel in his presence, or stand with his permission. Cardinals and princes have the privilege of sitting down. 

On entering the Pope’s study three genuflections are made; the first at the threshold, the second half way, and the third at the Pope’s feet. Then his foot or his hand is kissed, and the audience commences. As soon as it is ended, the Holy Father rings a bell, and someone else is announced and immediately introduced by one of the resident prelates. Only men are admitted in this manner into the apartments of the Pope; this is an invariable rule. Ladies are received for an audience once or twice a week, in a large hall forming part of the public museums of the Vatican.

The audiences of the morning usually last more than four hours. When they are ended, at about half-past two, the Pope passes into his dining-room and takes a frugal repast. Then he recites, on his knees, the continuation of his breviary, and, after a few minute’s repose, goes out to take a little exercise. When it is bad weather the Holy Father contents himself with walking for a little time up and down the library or in one of the covered galleries of the Vatican. 

At the decline of the day, indicated in Italy by the sound of the Angelus, and for this reason called the Ave Maria, the Pope returns to the Vatican, recites with his suite the Angelical Salutation, adding the De Profundis for all the faithful who have died during the course of the day. Then the audiences recommence. Different papers are also submitted to the Pope for his signature; the decrees of different Roman congregations which preside over the religious affairs of the whole Catholic world are submitted for his sovereign approbation and final decision. These audiences last until ten or eleven in the evening, after which the Holy Father takes a light collation, composed of fruits or vegetables; he then terminates the recitation of his breviary and goes to take some hours of that repose which he has so devoutly and laboriously earned.

Such, with rare exceptions, is the daily life of the Pope, and such a life, notwithstanding the honors with which it is surrounded, and even because of these honors, is a continual subjection, an hourly self-renunciation; also when the Sovereign Pontiff enters into the designs of God, as is so perfectly done by our Holy Father the present Pope [Pope Leo XIII], his life is complete in the sight of God, and the merits more than any other life the great and blessed recompense promised to the faithful servant. [End quote]


      *Owing to the Italian spoliation of the temporal power, the Pope never leaves the Vatican grounds.


[Source:  The Fountain of Catholic Knowledge, copyrighted by the Office of Catholic Publications, 1900;  pages 413-416]


~~~~~

Now:

A day in the life of Pope Francis: 


[Quote] DAILY ROUTINE: Francis rises on his own at around 4:30 a.m. and spends the next two hours praying, meditating on the Scripture readings for the day and preparing his morning homily. He delivers it off-the-cuff at the 7 a.m. Mass in the chapel of the Vatican's Santa Marta hotel where he lives. After Mass, Francis greets the faithful in the atrium outside the chapel, then walks a few meters into the hotel dining room for breakfast. He often will have fresh-squeezed orange juice (a papal indulgence since other diners are served only packaged OJ) and membrillo, a gelatinous paste made from quince that is popular in Argentina.  

After breakfast, Francis takes Elevator A up to the second floor to his home: Santa Marta's Room 201, though he has actually converted the entire second floor of the hotel wing into a home office. He then gets to work, either staying in the hotel or heading to the Apostolic Palace if he has formal audiences. Occasionally he takes a break to recite the rosary. After a 1 p.m. lunch in the dining room, Francis takes a siesta of about 40 minutes to an hour and resumes working into the evening, often taking care of correspondence. He tries to get in an hour of adoration before the Blessed Sacrament before dinner, though he confesses to sometimes falling asleep while praying. 


Dinner in the dining room is self-service, cafeteria-style at 8 p.m. and Francis has been known to microwave his own food if it's not warm enough. Before taking the elevator back upstairs, he will be sure to thank the Swiss Guard, Vatican gendarme and reception desk clerk on duty in the hotel lobby, and say good-night. He's in bed by 9 p.m., reads for an hour and is asleep — "like a log" — for the next six hours or so. [End quote]


In Christ,


Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner



Sources:





red shoes: http://theratzingerforum.yuku.com/topic/2211/Pope-Leo-XIII#.V6Qo97grKUk



Monday, August 1, 2016

1962 Daily Latin Mass offered in Connecticut

I am thrilled to share that the 1962 Traditional Latin Mass offered at St. Martha's in Enfield Ct, has now been expanded from not just Sundays at noon, but all this week! (*Let us pray that this expands to a continual daily mass!*) 



This is a Vatican approved Latin Mass by Archbishop Leonard Blair, as part of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Ct



In Christ,

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 


Source: http://saintmarthatlm.blogspot.com/2016/07/traditional-latin-mass-weekdays-in-1st.html 




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