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Thought for the Day – 12 October – The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery, The Road to Calvary

Thought for the Day – 12 October – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)

“Month of the Holy Rosary”
The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery
The Road to Calvary

“The executioners realised that Jesus had expended all His energy and became afraid that He would not be able to reach the place of execution.
For this reason, they compelled Simon of Cyrene, who was coming back from the country after his work, to carry the Cross instead of Jesus.
At first he probably helped reluctantly because he was tired and anxious to get home.
When he recognised Jesus, however, he took the Cross willingly and carried it for Him.

What is our attitude to the cross which Jesus gives us?
He, Who was innocence itself, carried His burden with perfect resignation and love.
Why should not we, who are so sinful, carry ours with similar disposition, since we need so much to expiate our sins and to show our love for Jesus.

Antonio Cardinal Bacci

PART ONE:
https://anastpaul.com/2020/10/11/thought-for-the-day-11-october-the-fourth-sorrowful-mystery-the-road-to-calvary/
PART TWO:
https://anastpaul.com/2021/10/12/thought-for-the-day-12-october-the-fourth-sorrowful-mystery-the-road-to-calvary/

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Quote/s of the Day – 12 October – Faith

Quote/s of the Day – 12 October – 1 Corinthians 1:4-8, Matthew 9:1-8–

“And Jesus, seeing their faith,
said to the paralytic,
Take courage, son,
your sins are forgiven you
.”

Matthew 9:2

Perhaps, your own faith is feeble.
Nevertheless, the Lord, who is love
will stoop down to you,
provided only that you are penitent
and can say sincerely,
from the depths of your soul:
“Lord, I believe.
Help thou mine unbelief,

(Mark 9:23)……”

St Cyril of Jerusalem (315-387)
Father and Doctor of the Church

Faith gives rise to prayer
and this prayer obtains
an increase of faith.”

St Augustine (354-430)
Father and Doctor of Grace

Keep, O Lord, my heart at peace,
always close to Thee.
Thou Who calms the wild waves of the sea.

St Joseph Calasanz(1557-1648)

All things are possible
for him who believes,
more to him who hopes,
even more to him who loves.

St Lawrence of Brindisi (1559-1619)

Hear us, O Heavenly Father,
For the Sake of Your Only Son
By St Augustine (354-430)

Almighty Father, come into our hearts
and so fill us with Your love
that forsaking all evil desires,
we may embrace You, our only good.
Show us, O Lord our God, what You are to us.
Say to our souls, I am your salvation,
speak so, that we may hear.
Our hearts are before You,
open our ears,
let us hasten after Your Voice.
Hide not Your Face from us,
we beseech You, O Lord.
Open our hearts, so that You may enter in.
Repair the ruined mansions,
that You may dwell therein.
Hear us, O Heavenly Father,
for the sake of Your only Son,
Our Lord Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with You
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Amen

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One Minute Reflection – 12 October – Arise, take up your pallet and go to your house. – Matthew 9:6

One Minute Reflection – 12 October – “The Month of the Most Holy Rosary and of the Angels” – 1 Corinthians 1:4-8, Matthew 9:1-8 – Scripture search here: https://www.drbo.org/

But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins, – then He said to the paralytic – Arise, take up your pallet and go to your house. ” – Matthew 9:6

REFLECTION – “None can forgive sins except God alone and so, He who healed them, is God… And so that people might understand that He had taken flesh for the remission of their sins and to gain resurrection for their bodies, He said: “That you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins on earth” – He then said to the paralytic: “Rise, pick up your pallet” It would have been enough to have said: “Rise” but… He added: “Pick up your pallet and go home.Firstly, He granted remission of sins, then He manifested the power of the resurrection and then, by making him take up his pallet, He taught that weakness and pain will no longer afflict the body. Finally, by sending this man home healed, He showed that believers must rediscover the road to paradise, the same road that Adam, the father of all, abandoned when he was spoiled by the stain of sin.”… St Hilary (315-368) Father & Doctor of the Church.

PRAYER – May the working of Thy mercy, we beseech Thee, O Lord, guide our hearts, for without Thee, we cannot please Thee. Through Jesus Christ, Thy Son ouTheeord, Who lives and reigns with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen (Collect).

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Our Morning Offering – 12 October – St Augustine’s O God of Our Life

Our Morning Offering – 12 October

O God of Our Life
By St Augustine (354-430)
Father & Doctor of the Church

O God of our life,
there are days when the burdens we carry
chafe our shoulders and weigh us down,
when the road seems dreary and endless,
the skies grey and threatening,
when our lives have no music in them
and our hearts are lonely
and our souls have lost their courage.
Flood the path with light,
run our eyes to where the skies are full of promise,
tune our hearts to brave music,
give us the sense of comradeship,
with heroes and Saints of every age
and so quicken our spirits,
that we may be able to encourage, the souls of all,
who journey with us on the road of life,
to Your honour and glory.
Amen

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Saint of the Day –12 October – Saint Opilio of Piacenza (Died mid 5th Century) Deacon

Saint of the Day –12 October – Saint Opilio of Piacenza (Died mid 5th Century) Deacon. Opilio died in Piacenza of natural causes. He is also known as – Opilione.

Opilio is commonly remembered together with his brother St Gelasius and the Piacenza Bishop St Maurus. The three Saints are almost always remembered in a single chapter by the biographers and are always defined with the similar characteristics.

Opilio was a great example ,especially for his piety, his spirit of austere penance and his lively charity towards his neighbour. Tradition has it that he shared with the poor the food that his mother sent him through Sr Gelasius, his brother.

We have no certain information about his biography. Some inform us that as an Acolyte, he participated in the translation of the body of St Antoninus, commissioned by St Savinien.

The date of death of Saint Opilio can be placed in the first half of the 5th century. His bones rest in the Basilica of St Antoninus and some relics were brought by the Bishop Giovanni Battista Scalabrini, to the Chapel of the City’s Seminary.

There are various works depicting St Opilio Deacon, none of which can be traced online. In the Chapel of the Seminary, there is a painting of the late nineteenth Century, by the painter Ghittoni, which depicts the young St Opilio, with an ecstatic face in conversation with the Angels, together with St Gelasius.

Furthermore, there is still the only painting by the artist Bernardo Ferrari that depicts the two Saints and is located in the Basilica of St Antoninus in Piacenza.

The Basilica of St Antoninus in Piacenza where St Opilio’s tomb is venerated

In the Parish Church there is a painting from 1882, by Fedele Toscani, which depicts him alone. Finally, St Opilio is depicted in a portrait in relief in stone, in the Altar of the Crypt of the Piacenza Cathedral.

St Opilio is remembered by the Piacenza Church on 12 October.

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Feasts of Our Lady and Memorials of the Saints – 12 October

Nossa Senhora Aparecida / Our Lady Aparecida, Aparecida, Sao Paulo, Brazil (1717) – 12 October: Also known as – Our Lady Who Appeared:

Nuestra Señora del Pilar / Our Lady of the Pillar (Imus, Philippines) – 12 October:
Both of these Marian Feasts here:

https://anastpaul.com/2020/10/12/feast-of-our-lady-aparecida-our-lady-of-the-pillar-and-memorials-of-the-saints-12-october-2/

Virgen de Zapopan / Our Lady of Zapopan, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico, (1541) – 18 January, 12 October:
HERE:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/10/12/feasts-of-our-lady-and-memorials-of-the-saints-12-october/

St Amelius of Mortara
St Amicus of Mortara
St Cyprian
St Domnina of Anazarbus
St Edisto
St Edistius of Ravenna

St Edwin of Northumbria (586-616) King and Martyr.
About St Edwin:

https://anastpaul.com/2017/10/12/saint-of-the-day-12-october-st-edwin-of-northumbria-586-616/

St Evagrius the Martyr
St Felix
St Herlindis
St Juan Osiense
St Maximilian of Celeia
St Meinards
St Monas of Milan (Died 249)
Saint Opilio of Piacenza Deacon (Died first half of the 5th Century)
St Pantalus of Basle
St Priscian the Martyr
St Relindis

St Rodobaldo II Cipolla of Pavia (Died 1254) Bishop of Pavia. St Roboaldo II is remembered as a zealous shepherd and for his intense charitable activity.
About St Rodobaldo:

https://anastpaul.com/2020/10/12/saint-of-the-day-12-october-saint-rodobaldo-ii-cipolla-of-pavia-died-1254/

St Salvinus of Verona

St Serafino of Montegranaro OFM Cap (1540-1604) Confessor, Franciscan Capuchin Lay Friar, gifted with the Charism of prophecy, Mystic, Apostle of the poor, Spiritual Advisor, devoted to the Blessed Sacrament, the Holy Rosary and to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Miracle-worker.
The Roman Martyrology states: “At Ascoli, St Seraphinus, Confessor, of the Order of Minorite Capuchins, distinguished by holiness of life and humility. Hre was enrolled among the Saints by the Sovereign Pontiff Clement XIII.”
Holy St Serafino:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/10/12/saint-of-the-day-12-october-st-serafino-of-montegranaro-ofm-cap-1540-1604/

St Wilfrid (c 633-709) Bishop, Abbot, Founder of Monasteries and Churches.
His Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2018/10/12/saint-of-the-day-12-october-st-wilfrid-c-633-709/

Martyrs of Arian North Africa: Commemoration of the 4,996 Martyrs who died in the persecutions of the Vandals in Africa mandated by the Arian King Huneric. The persecuted Christians include Bishops, Priests, Deacons and thousands of the lay faithful. They died in 483 at various locations in North Africa. (Would we follow Christ and stand true to the Faith today?)