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Thought for the Day – 10 April – Tuesday of the Second Week of Eastertide

Thought for the Day – 10 April – Tuesday of the Second Week of Eastertide

“As they were looking on, so we too,
gaze on His wounds as He hangs.
We see His blood as He dies.
We see the price offered by the Redeemer,
touch the scars of His Resurrection.
He bows His head, as if to kiss you.
His heart is made bare open, as it were, in love to you.
His arms are extended that He may embrace you.
His whole body is displayed for Your redemption.
Ponder how great these things are.
Let all this be rightly weighed in your mind:
as He was once fixed to the Cross
in every part of His body for you,
so He may now be fixed in every part of your soul!”

St Augustine (354-430) – Father & Doctor

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Quote/s of the Day – – 10 April – Tuesday of the Second Week of Eastertide Speaking of Evangelisation  Living and Preaching the Gospel

Quote/s of the Day — 10 April – Tuesday of the Second Week of Eastertide

Speaking of Evangelisation 
Living and Preaching the Gospel

The Christian should be an ‘Alleluia’ from head to foot.

St Augustine (354-430) – Father & Doctorthe christian should be an alleluia - st augustine - 10 april 2018 - speaking of evangelisation

It is no use walking somewhere to preach
unless our walking is our preaching.

St Francis of Assisi (1181/82-1226)it is no use walking - st francis of assisi - 10 april 2018 - speaking of evangelisation

We must speak to them with our hands
before we try to speak with our lips.

St Peter Claver (1580-1654)we must speak to them with our hands - st peter claver - 10 april 2018 - speaking of evangelisation

People will remember the faith you had,
not the words you preached.

Cardinal Francis George (1937-2015)people will remember the faith you had - card francis george - 10 april 2018 - speaking of evang

The minute you walk outside of your church
on Sunday you’re in mission territory.

Bishop Robert Barronthe minute you walk outside - bishop robert barron - 10 april 2018 - speaking of evang

The world was won for Christ
not by arguments but by sanctity:
“What you are speaks so loud,
I can hardly hear what you say.”

Peter Kreeftthe world was won for christ - peter kreeft - 10 april 2018 - speaking of evang

You are a billboard for Christ.

Father Mike Schmitzyou are a billboard for christ - fr mike schmitz - 10 april 2018 - speaking of evang

 

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One Minute Reflection – 10 April – Tuesday of the Second Week of Eastertide

One Minute Reflection – 10 April – Tuesday of the Second Week of Eastertide

With great power the Apostles bore witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus and great favour was accorded them all…Acts 4:33

REFLECTION – “Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses.”…Blessed Pope Paul VImodern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers - bl pope paul VI - 10 april 2018

PRAYER – Almighty God, give Your Church the grace to proclaim the power of Jesus, our Risen Lord.   We have received the first fruits of His grace, prepare us for the full revelation of His gifts and help us Lord God, to proclaim all we believe both in word and deed.   Through our Lord Jesus, in union with the Holy Spirit, one God forever, amen.christ is risen alleluia - 10 april 2018 tuesday of 2nd week eastertide

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Our Morning Offering – 10 April

Our Morning Offering – 10 April

For Your Mercy’s Sake
By Saint Augustine (354-430) Father & Doctor

For Your mercy’s sake, O Lord my God,
tell me what You are to me.
Say to my soul: “I am your salvation.”
So speak that I may hear, O Lord,
my heart is listening,
open it, that it may hear You,
and say to my soul: “I am your salvation.”
After hearing this word,
may I come in haste to take hold of You.
Hide not Your face from me.
Let me see Your face, even if I die,
lest I die with longing to see it.
The house of my soul
is too small to receive You;
let it be enlarged by You.
It is all in ruins,
do You repair it.
There are thing in it,
I confess and I know,
that must offend Your sight.
But who shall cleanse it?
Or to what others besides You, shall I cry out?
From my secret sins cleanse me, O Lord,
and from those of others, spare Your servant.
Amenfor your mercy's sake - st augustine - 10 april 2018

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Saint of the Day – 10 April – Blessed Antony Neyrot O.P. (1425-1460) Martyr

Saint of the Day – 10 April – Blessed Antony Neyrot O.P. (1425-1460) Martyr, Dominican Priest, Apostate, Re-convert.   Bl Anthony was born c 1425 at Rivoli, diocese of Turin, Italy and died by being stoned to death on 10 April 1460 in Tunis, Tunisia.   His body was returned to Rivoli, Italy by merchants travelling through the region.  He was Beatified on 22 February 1767 by Pope Clement XIII (cultus confirmation).

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Bl Anthony was the only Dominican blessed ever to renounce his faith and yet in the end return to the faith and die a martyr’s death.   Bl Anthony is a reminder to us that nothing is lost which cannot be found again and no one can stray so far that the Good Shepherd cannot bring him or her home.

Not much is known about the youth of Bl Anthony, only that he was from Rivoli in Italy. He was received into the Order by the great Dominican, Saint Antoninus.   After his studies and ordination, Anthony was assigned to the convent of San Marco in Florence. Being somewhat wayward and impatient, Anthony quickly grew tired of this and asked for a change of scenery.   He was sent first to Sicily, about which he was not thrilled and then to Naples.   While sailing to Naples, Anthony’s ship was captured by pirates and he and the other passengers were taken to the city of Tunis in North Africa.

At first, Anthony was well-liked by the emir in Tunis and was allowed a measure of freedom.   His continuing arrogance, though, quickly brought the wrath of his captors and Anthony was put in prison and given only bread and water.   Anthony eventually gave in, denying his faith in order to obtain his freedom.   Anthony quickly embraced his new faith, even going so far as to attempt a translation of the Qur’an.   Soon, he was adopted by the emir and married a high-born Turkish lady.

Anthony’s newfound complacency, though, was quickly shattered.   Into his life came the news that his beloved teacher and mentor, Saint Antoninus, had died.   Love for his old master stirred in Anthony’s heart a desire for the Truth which he had abandoned.   He had a dream in which Antoninus appeared to him;   the conversation that transpired caused Anthony to resolve to readopt the faith which he had left behind, although such an action would result in his certain death.

Finding a Dominican priest, Anthony confessed his sins, and on Palm Sunday of 1460, he publicly asked forgiveness from his fellow Catholics and was thereafter readmitted to his order.    Wanting his re-conversion to be as public as his denial had been, Anthony waited until the king held a public procession then, Anthony appeared on the palace steps wearing again his Dominican habit and proclaiming his faith in a loud voice and his sorrow at ever having abandoned it.   Failing to change Anthony’s mind, the emir ordered his death.   Anthony died under a shower of stones, proclaiming his faith and his sorrow on Holy Thursday, 1460.   His body was eventually returned to Rivoli,  where it soon became a site of pilgrimage and many miracles were attributed to it and an annual procession was held at his shrine.

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Holy Mary, Searcher for the Lost, pray for us.

 Blessed Anthony Neyrot, pray for us.

 

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Memorials of the Saints – 10 April

Bl Antony Neyrot O.P. (1425-1460) Martyr
Bl Antonio Vallesio
St Apollonius of Alexandria
Bl Archangelus Piacentini
St Bademus
St Bede the Younger
St Beocca of Chertsey
Bl Boniface Zukowski
Bl Eberwin of Helfenstein
St Ethor of Chertsey
St Ezekiel the Prophet
St Fulbert of Chartres
St Gajan
St Hedda of Peterborough
St Macarius of Antioch
St Maddalena of Canossa
St Malchus of Waterford
Bl Marco Mattia
Bl Mark Fantucci
St Michael de Sanctis
St Palladius of Auxerre
St Paternus the Scot

Martyrs of Carthage – 50 saints: A group of 50 Christians who were imprisoned in a pen of snakes and scorpions, and then martyred, all during the persecutions of Decius. Only six of their names have come down to us – Africanus, Alessandro, Massimo, Pompeius, Terence and Teodoro. Beheaded in 250 at Carthage.

Martyrs of Georgia: Approximately 6,000 Christian monks and lay people martyred in Georgia in 1616 for their faith by a Muslim army led by Shah Abbas I of Persia.

Martyrs of Ostia: A group of criminals who were brought to the faith by Pope Saint Alexander I while he was in prison with them. Drowned by being taken off shore from Ostia, Italy, in a boat which was then scuttled, c 115.