SCRIPTURE COMMENTARY #273

Posted: July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

 


And when day was come, he called unto him his disciples: and he chose twelve of them (whom also he named apostles): Simon, whom he surnamed Peter, and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alpheus, and Simon who is called Zelotes, And Jude the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, who was the traitor. (Luke 6:13-16)

THE COMMON OFFICE OF THE APOSTLES: Picture to yourselves the little company of the twelve apostles–twelve plain, unlearned men! Let us see for what object our Lord singled them out. He intended that, when He Himself had ascended into heaven, they should go forth into the world to preach the Gospel. They were to conquer the world for Him, and carry on His work of Redemption by delivering His truth and grace to mankind. What a gigantic task! Therefore, to make them more fit for this great office, our Lord chose them Himself, kept them constantly with Him, prayed for them, and made them His chief care. The whole Church is founded on the apostles, and is therefore called the Apostolic Church.

[From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.]

(1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)

SCRIPTURE COMMENTARY #272

Posted: July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray: and he passed the whole night in the prayer of God. And when day was come, he called unto him his disciples: and he chose twelve of them (whom also he named apostles). (Luke 6:12-13)

THE PRAYER OF JESUS: Why did our Lord pass the night in prayer before choosing His apostles? What was it that He laid before His heavenly Father as He knelt all alone? He was about to take an important step, and to lay the foundation of His Church by this choice of His apostles. He prayed for those whom He was about to choose, and for their successors, as well as for the countless Jews and Gentiles who through their preaching would be brought into the Church. “That holy night passed by our Lord in prayer and watching is the Vigil of the Founding of the Catholic and Apostolic Church. On that mysterious night the soul of our Savior must have been full of the deepest contemplation of His unfathomable work of love, of its results and destiny, as well as of thanksgiving to His Eternal Father for this great and beautiful new creation. He spent the night in prayer, wrestling with God for its welfare and final victory” (Reischl).

[From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.]

(1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)

SCRIPTURE COMMENTARY #271

Posted: July 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

And all wept and mourned for her. But he said: “Weep not. The maid is not dead, but sleepeth.” And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.
But he taking her by the hand, cried out, saying: “Maid, arise.” And her spirit returned: and she arose immediately.
(Luke 8:52-55)

DEATH IS A SLEEP: 1. because the dead “rest from their labors” (Apoc. 14:13);
2. because they can work no longer;
3. because the bodies of the dead shall one day wake up again to life. The church-yard is “God’s acre,” where the bodies of the dead are sown like seeds of corn, ready to spring up at the Last Day (I Cor. 15:42-43).

[From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.]

(1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)

deaconjohn1987:

So true, but I also think more people believe in “ole Red Legs” than in The Blessed Trinity! Our Lady said in one apparition that never in the history of the world, have so many not believed in God! Sad times indeed!

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               …is to persuade you that he does not exist.

Charles Baudelaire – French Poet

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And all wept and mourned for her. But he said: “Weep not. The maid is not dead, but sleepeth.” And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.
But he taking her by the hand, cried out, saying: “Maid, arise.” And her spirit returned: and she arose immediately.
(Luke 8:52-55)

THE HOUR OF DEATH IS UNCERTAIN: Some die when they are young, as did the daughter of Jairus and the young man of Naim; others reach middle age, and some reach old age. We must, therefore, be always prepared for death and eternity.

[From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.]

(1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)

 

English: Ressurection of Jairus' daughter Deut...

English: Ressurection of Jairus’ daughter Deutsch: Auferweckung der Tochter des Jairus. Bildtexte: SENIORES, APOSTOLI, IHC. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

SCRIPTURE COMMENTARY #269

Posted: July 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

But he taking her by the hand, cried out, saying: “Maid, arise.” And her spirit returned: and she arose immediately. And he bid them give her to eat. And her parents were astonished, whom he charged to tell no man what was done. (Luke 8:54-56)

THE PRAYER OF JAIRUS WAS HEARD, because he prayed with confidence and humility.

[From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.]

(1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)

La Negrita, Showing the Beauty of Everyday Miracles.

Nice article about Our lady and our Guardian Angel. I have a strong devotion to both Mother Mary, Queen of Angels and all the Angels especially my Guardian! Our Lady is always there to assist me spiritually and temporally, and so is my dearest angel that God has given me since I was conceived.

I don’t remember who it was who encouraged me to start talking to my guardian angel. It was certainly after I became Catholic, because prior to that I would have laughed out loud in the

 

Feast of the Guardian Angels

 

 

face of such a blatant absurdity. The only reason I was open to this idea of talking to my angel was because of a book I had read, clarifying that angels were not, in fact, fat little winged babies.

Read more here: http://catholicexchange.com/la-negrita-showing-beauty-everyday-miracles