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Dearly Beloved

Dearly Beloved

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Firstly, the Internet has been intermittent and then gone completely since 25 July, hence the sparsity of posts.   Those who have been with me for a while will know how bad my service provider can be.
It seems to be repaired now, we pray! BUT today I leave for Cape Town for about a week.
We will be moving in November, God willing, to Hermanus on the Cape Whale Coast and are going down today (the first of a few trips) to finalise various matters.

Praying for you as always, please don’t forget me in your prayers.

May Our Beloved Lord keep blessing you all!

Ana

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Apologies for late posts today!

Dear Valued Friend and Follower

APPEAL MATTHEW 28 10,20 TO MAKE A DONATION

Apologies for the late posts today – my image app was blocked due a late payment. 😥

Your donation, regardless of how big or small it may be, makes a big difference in helping me to continue existing to spread the glory of our beautiful Faith.

Unfortunately, I am still not able to have a Holy Mass said for Donors but you are all always in my prayers.
May God bless you all!

I will bless the Lord at all times,
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul makes its boast in the Lord,
let the afflicted hear and be glad.
O magnify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt his name together!

Psalm 34:2-4

Love always … 

Ana

“I always thank my God for you”

1 Corinthians 1:4

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Our Morning Offering – 21 May – What Can I Say, Merciful Lady? – St Anselm

Our Morning Offering – 21 May – “Mary’s Month” – Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter

We shouldn’t really be praying this prayer right now in this Eastertide of Alleluias but, after so many weeks of this virus tyranny, my heart is sad, we were not able to celebrate Easter, we are beleaguered in every way and our hearts ache with longing for the Sacraments.   Then today’s Saint, Blessed  Franz Jägerstätter’s devotion to the Cross of Christ, his own courage and passion, seems so very appropriate for these times too.   May he inspire us and pray for us.   And may our Merciful Lady accept us too, the servants in place of the Master.   Let us Pray!

What Can I Say, Merciful Lady?
St Anselm (1033-1109)
Marian Doctor / Magnificent Doctor

My most merciful Lady,
what can I say about the fountains
that flowed from your most pure eyes
when you saw your only Son before you,
bound, beaten and hurt?
What do I know of the flood
that drenched your matchless face,
when you beheld your Son, your Lord
and your God,
stretched on the cross without guilt,
when the flesh of your flesh
was cruelly butchered by wicked me?
How can I judge what sobs
troubled your most pure breast
when you heard,
“Woman, behold your son,”
and the disciple,
“Behold, your Mother,”
when you received as a son
the disciple in place of the Master,
the servant for the Lord?
Amenwhat can i say merciful lady - st anselm - to the sorrowful mother at the foot of the cross 28 sept 2019

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A little late but Wishing all Mothers! – 12 May

Dear all, we were without power today – from 7.00 to 18.00 to add to the lockdown woes and on Mother’s Day too!   I was unable to finish my posts and of course, to wish all our Mothers a Blessed Day.

Wishing all Mothers a Blessed and Happy Mothers’ Day

May Mary, the Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ

and our Mother, be a comfort to us all.

Mothers’ Day Prayer
to Mary, our Mother
Intercessions from 1727 the Liturgical Order of Blessing

Mary, Mother of God
and our Mother,
pray for all mothers,
so that they will be able
to fulfil their maternal responsibilities.
Help them to be lovers and nurturers of
all human life from the moment of conception
until natural death,
all the while being examples for their own children.
Pray for their children,
so that they, too, will be faithful followers of your Son.
We pray for our mothers,
who have given us life and love,
that we may show them reverence and love.
We pray for mothers,
who have lost a child through death,
that their faith may give them hope
and their family and friend, support and console them.
We pray for mothers who have died,
that God may bring them
into the joy of His kingdom
We offer these prayers
through Christ, our Lord
and your Son,
in union with the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.
Amenmother's day prayer to mary our mother - 12 may 2019

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I hope you have missed me too!

A “lockdown” of a different kind!

For 4 days I have been without any internet connection and have missed you all greatly.
I hope you have missed me too!

My service provider denied that it was their fault but today, I was blessed to speak to someone who agreed that it was and he fixed it.   So at last, I will be back with my posts just in time for the Easter Triduum.

The LORD is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy
and with my song I praise him.

Psalm 28:7

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Holy Father Calls on World to Pray the “Our Father” Together at 12 Noon and announces the Urbi et Orbi Blessing on Friday 27 March which will include a Plenary Indulgence

Holy Father Calls on World to Pray the “Our Father” Together at 12 Noon and announces the Urbi et Orbi Blessing on Friday 27 March which will include a Plenary Indulgence

Pope Francis has called for all Christians throughout the world to join in praying the Our Father on Wednesday, 25 March 2020, at noon.

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He made the appeal after praying the noonday Angelus on 22 March broadcast from Apostolic Library in the Vatican.

“In these days of trial, while humanity trembles because of the pandemic’s menace, I would like to propose to all Christians to unite their voices to Heaven,” the Pope said after Sunday’s Angelus.   “I invite all the Heads of Churches and the leaders of all the Christian Communities, together with all the Christians of the various Confessions, to invoke the Most High, Almighty God, reciting contemporaneously the prayer that Jesus Our Lord taught us.   I invite all, therefore, to do so several times a day, but, all together, to recite the Our Father .the Lord's Prayer - matthew 6 9-13 - 20 june 2019

On the day in which many Christians recall the Annunciation to the Virgin Mary of the Incarnation of the Word, may the Lord be able to hear the unanimous prayer of all His disciples that are preparing to celebrate the victory of the Risen Christ.

With this same intention, next Friday, 27 March at 6:00 pm, I will preside over a moment of prayer in the courtyard of St Peter’s Basilica, with the empty Square. From now on I invite all to take part spiritually through the means of communication.   We will listen to the Word of God, we will elevate our prayer, we will adore the Most Blessed Sacrament, with which at the end I will give the Urbi et Orbi Blessing, to which will be annexed the possibility to receive a Plenary Indulgence.”

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Thanksgiving Mass for Nicole

Thanksgiving Mass for Nicole

Holy Mass will be said for Nicole
on Thursday 26 March
And YES! we still have Daily Mass
but not for long as we too, enter ‘lockdown’ on Friday.

Nicole, apologies for the delay but our Priests were on their Lenten Retreat.
Visit Nicole’s inspiring Catholic blog here:
https://devotionsstmaximiliankolbeandmilitiaimmaculata.wordpress.com/

I do not cease to give thanks for you!
Ephesians 1:16

Any Donation, no matter how small,
will be received with all my heart!

Deo Gratias

St Felix of Cantalice (151-1587)

deo gratiasd - thank god - st felix of cantalice brother deo gratias - 18 may 2018

To make a Donation and assist this Site to keep going, please go to:

https://PayPal.Me/anastpaul

I thank and bless you all.

Holy Mass and Daily Prayer, will be offered for those who donate.

During this time of uncertainty, may we all draw closer to God and keep our eyes fixed on Christ.

You all remain in my daily prayer.

“I will give you rest.”

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Prepare a guest room for me …

… Prepare a guest room for me,
for I am hoping,
through your prayers,
to be granted to you …

Philemon 22

Your Inbox will shortly be burdened again with my posts.

The new PC is up (not quite organised yet) and I will be back next week.

In the meantime, I send you greetings and prayers for your Lenten journey and thanksgiving for your prayers and for the Donations some have graced me with.   Your Donations have greatly assisted me in getting back online.

Holy Mass will be said in Thanksgiving with special mention of Annemarie, Fr Jacques, Beverly and Hugh.

“Prayer is an aspiration of the heart.
It is a simple glance directed to Heaven.
It is a cry of gratitude and love
in the midst of trial as well as joy.”

St Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face (1873-1897)
Doctor of the Churchprayer is an aspiration of the heart - st therese child jesus 6 march 2020

May the Lord always shine His Face upon us all!

In love and gratitude
Ana

“O God, grant that whatever good things I have,
I may share generously with those who have not
and whatever good things I do not have,
I may request humbly from those who do.”

St Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
Doctor anglicuso god grant that whatever good things I have - st thomas aquinas 6 march 2020

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Apologies – No Power Again!

So sorry for the sparsity of posts today and even dearest Cardinal Bacci’s advice, on ‘The Order of the Day’ doesn’t help too much, when we suffer 3 periods per day of 2 1/2 hours each, of this thing called load-shedding!

His advice for me, means we have to adapt to suit load-shedding!   I will try harder but, sadly, we are only advised of the planned power cuts each morning – oftentimes too late to pre-plan.

God bless you all and please add South Africa to your planned daily prayers, I beg.

Love
Ana

Cardinal Bacci’s advice here:   https://anastpaul.com/2020/02/15/thought-for-the-day-15-february-the-order-of-the-day/power cut - so sorry 18 march 2019

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Load Shedding Disasters

The constant load shedding in South Africa is causing endless damage to home and business appliances, national telephone systems, business networks etc etc

For the last two days I have been without the internet and my router (2nd one in the last year) was damaged beyond repair, an expense I can ill afford and many thousands of others across the country.

I missed you all!

Please pray for South Africa.

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My soul glorifies the Lord – Holy Mass dates

My soul glorifies the Lord

Holy Mass will be offered in thanksgiving for the generous and gracious support of:

Catherine and Sharyn, on Wednesday 22 January

Suzette and Hugh, on Thursday 23 January

Laracel, on Friday 24 January

All and any donations help keep this site going.
Holy Mass will be offered for all those who assist.

May the good Lord bless you all!APPEAL 20 sept 2019

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May our good Lord Bless and keep you all in 2020! Rejoice in the Lord always

May our good Lord
Bless and keep you all
in 2020!may our good lord bless and keep you all in 2020.jpg

“Brothers, . . . I can only say,
that forgetting all that lies behind me
and straining forward to what lies in front of me
and I am racing towards the finishing-point,
to win the prize of God’s heavenly call
in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 3:13BROTHERS I CAN ONLY SAY THAT forgetting phil 3 13 - happy new year .jpg

Rejoice in the Lord always.
I shall say it again: rejoice!
…The Lord is near.
Have no anxiety at all
but in everything, by prayer and petition,
with thanksgiving,
make your requests known to God.
Then the peace of God,
that surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts
and minds in Christ Jesus.

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Do not let love and fidelity forsake you,
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then will you win favour and esteem
before God and human beings.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
on your own intelligence do not rely.
In all your ways be mindful of him,
and he will make straight your paths.

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My prayers of thanksgiving for Laurie

I offer today, special Prayers for Laurie
who, in her generosity and love, has
contributed to the upkeep of this site.

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise,
give thanks to him and praise his name.”
Psalm 100:4

Dear Laurie,
Holy Mass will be said for your Bishop,
who is ill, (as requested by Laurie)
today, Tuesday 17 December
at 18.00 South African time.

I wish you, dear Laurie, a beautiful Christmas.
May the Infant Christ bless you abundantly.

May God shine His Face upon you, your loved ones and on your Bishop.

“Do not be anxious about anything
but in every situation, by prayer and petition,
with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:6-7

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There is nothing I can do – 8 December

There is nothing I can do – 8 December

South Africa is struggling under what is called “Load Shedding.”

This means our Electricity is switched off, up to 4 times per day, for 2 1/2 hours each time.

So when my posts are foreshortened, you will know why.

It is extremely frustrating, to put it mildly!

Please Pray for South Africa!

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Today is #GivingTuesday – “Grow with me” – 3 December

Today is #GivingTuesday – “Grow with me” – 3 December

a day when people all over the world
financially support their favourite nonprofit causes.

Your donation will help Breathing Catholic to keep going!

If you’ve been impacted by this little apostolate, please consider making a donation.

I rely on your support to sustain this mission of evangelisation, “Grow with Me” in faith, knowledge and love and thus truly begin “Breathing Catholic.”

Holy Mass is offered for all those who assist.

May the good Lord bless and keep us all!

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Announcing a Novena in honour of the Immaculate Conception – Begins 1 December

Announcing a Novena in honour of the Immaculate Conception
Begins 1 December

As the Feast of the Immaculate Conception is moved forward by one day this year, from 8 to 9 December, due to the 8th being the 2nd Sunday of Advent, we will start the Novena a day later than usual.

This year we will use Reflections and Meditations from St Maximillian Kolbe.

See you there!

 

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Thank You! on your Thanksgiving Day – 28 November

Dear American Friend,

On your Thanksgiving Day, I wanted to be sure to remind you of this:

“You are greatly appreciated!”

There is no greater blessing God has given me than the people that support, pray and join me in my mission to advance the Gospel and the teachings of the Catholic Church, in communion with our Saints.

Thank you.

I pray you are reminded not just today but every day,

of how grateful I am for you all.

May God bless you and your beloved families.

Ana
Breathing Catholic

Thanksgiving Day Prayer

We thank you, Father,
for the gift of Jesus, Your Son,
who came to our earth
and lived in a simple home.
We have a greater appreciation
of the value and dignity
of the human family
because He loved
and was loved within its shelter.
Bless us this day.
may we grow in love,
for each other in our family
and so give thanks to You,
who are the Maker of all human families
and our abiding peace.
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St Andrew’s Christmas Novena – Begins on St Andrew’s Feast Day – 30 November

St Andrew’s Christmas Novena – Begins on St Andrew’s Feast Day – 30 November

Prepare for the arrival of our King!

Just a reminder of this beautiful Catholic tradition st-andrews-prayer-christmas-novena-no-1 - 30nov2017.jpg

The Feast of Saint Andrew has always been closely associated with the beginning of Advent as it is on 30 November, around the First Sunday of Advent.   In light of that fact, a prayer was developed as a daily preparation for Christmas and took 30 November as its starting point.

It is sometimes called the Christmas Novena, St Andrew’s Novena, St Andrew’s Christmas Prayer, or the Christmas Anticipation Prayer.

It is a beautiful prayer that focuses on the moment of Christ’s birth and can act as an inspiring meditation for Advent and of course, we pray for our own intentions – 15 times a day – God is listening!  The prayer is customarily prayed 15 times a day, as a family, it is most efficacious to pray it five times before and after mealtimes, alternating the family members.

Let us prepare our hearts to welcome Christ, our Saviour and Redeemer and pray the “Christmas Novena.”

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment
in which the Son of God was born
of the most pure Virgin Mary,
at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold.
In that hour vouchsafe,
I beseech Thee, O my God,
to hear my prayer and grant my desires,
………………… [here mention your request]
through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ
and of His blessed Mother.
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I Need Help!

Something has gone horribly wrong with the PC – I pray it is just a simple fix but being rather IT compromised, I have no idea what to do and will have to find a professional or perhaps, a 10 year old IT genius, to help.

WordPress is stuttering and stammering along and the Browser crashes every few minutes.   These few words have taken thus far, 5 minutes!

I’ll be back asap but in the meantime I will be praying for you all, dear fellow-pilgrims.

For dear Hugh, Holy Mass was offered for you last week for your immense assistance to this little project.   Thank you!   If anyone can offer any help at all, a few dollars or pennies per month, will be received with all my heart of thanks.

See you all soon.   May God bless you and your loved ones!   appeal - the power of prayer 12 sept 2019

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Prayer of Thanksgiving

Dear Valued Friend and Follower

Your donation, regardless of how big or small it may be, makes a big difference in helping me to continue existing to spread the glory of our beautiful Faith.
May God bless you all!
Ana

I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart,
I will declare all your wondrous deeds.
I will delight and rejoice in you,
I will sing hymns to your name, Most High.

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I offer too, a Prayer of Thanksgiving, for the great love and generosity of dear friends and supporters

Hugh

& Catherine

Holy Mass will be celebrated for them, on
8 October and 10 October, respectivelyappeal - thank you Mass Hugh Hubble 8 oct 2019

“I always thank my God for you”

1 Corinthians 1:4holy mass will be said for catherine 7 oct 2019

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To YOU, blessed supporters and friends

Appeal Update
Holy Mass
was offered for Tina Ho & John Benedict Koh
and Karen C
yesterday, Thursday 19 September

You remain in my daily prayer.

I do not cease to give thanks for you!
Ephesians 1:16

Any Donation, no matter how small,
will be received with all my heart!

To make a Donation and assist this Site to keep going, please go to:

https://PayPal.Me/anastpaul

I thank and bless you all.

Holy Mass and Daily Prayer,

will be offered for those who donate.

“So now, our God, we give thanks to you
and praise your majestic name…”

1 Chronicles 29:13

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Donations Appeal to my Fellow-Pilgrims and Prayer of Thanksgiving

Donations Appeal to my Fellow-Pilgrims, blessed supporters and friends

Anastpaul.com has been ‘live’ as a personal growth and evangelisation project for well over 2 years now.
I am privileged and blessed by your faithful love and encouragement.
As times grow increasingly tough here in South Africa, the cost of the Internet alone is becoming ever more exorbitant, regardless of all the other costs related to the site and those of staying alive!
Many of you have helped me to continue this ‘mission’ which I fulfil with joy, love and prayer.   I know you are aware of how time-consuming and expensive it is but I would rather do this, along with my personal work in my Parish (in South Africa, the laity do not receive any financial recompense for their Parish work), more than anything else on earth.
My request is for any help you may be able to offer.   No amount is too small.
I offer my daily prayers for you all.
May St Francis, a Beggar for Christ, pray for this appeal.
May the Lord shine His Face upon you and grant you peace.
Ana

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I offer too, a Prayer of Thanksgiving, for the great love and generosity of dear friends and supporters

ROSEMARY AND EDWARD 

who have come to my aid within the last 2 days, with financial support, encouragement and love.

Holy Mass will be offered for you both tomorrow, Friday 13 September.

I express praise and thanks to God, in His providential plan, 
God has blessed each one of us.
Psalm 34 is a perfect Psalm of thanksgiving, praising God for His glorious blessings, love and kindness, that He has blessed us all with.

I will bless the Lord at all times,
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul makes its boast in the Lord,
let the afflicted hear and be glad.
O magnify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt his name together!

I sought the Lord and he answered me,
and delivered me from all my fears.
Look to him and be radiant,
so your faces shall never be ashamed.
This poor man cries and the Lord heard him,
and saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encamps
around those who fear him and delivers them.
O taste and see that the Lord is good!
Happy is the man who takes refuge in him!
O fear the Lord, you his saints,
for those who fear him have no want!
The young lions suffer want and hunger
but those who seek the Lord, lack no good thing.

Come, O sons, listen to me,
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
What man is there who desires lif,
and covets many days, that he may enjoy good?
Keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from speaking deceit.
Depart from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.

The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous,
and his ears toward their cry.
The face of the Lord is against evildoers,
to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears,
and delivers them out of all their troubles.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted,
and saves the crushed in spirit.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous
but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
He keeps all his bones,
not one of them is broken.
Evil shall slay the wicked
and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
The Lord redeems the life of his servants;
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Thought for the Day – 11 September – “Blessed are you when men hate you”

Thought for the Day – 11 September – – Wednesday of the Twenty-third week in Ordinary Time, Year C, Gospel: Luke 6:20–26 and The Memorial of St John Gabriel Perboyre (1802-1840) Martyr of the Congregation of the Mission

“Blessed are you when men hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and cast out your name as evil, on account of the Son of man!   Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven, for so their fathers did to the prophets. ... Luke 6:22-23

A sermon he heard at age 15 inspired St John Gabriel to become a missionary in China. There he met a brutal death on a cross for refusing to renounce his faith.

Born in France in 1802, Jean-Gabriel became a Vincentian priest.   He displayed so many gifts and had such fine personal and spiritual qualities that, for a time, his religious order kept him busy closer to home.

He finally received permission to begin his missionary endeavours in 1835.   After a 1,000-mile trip by boat and foot across three provinces, he arrived in central China.   In one early letter, written to his community in Paris, he described himself as a curious sight –  “my head shaved, a long pig-tail, stammering my new languages, eating with chopsticks.”

He soon joined the Vincentians in helping to rescue abandoned Chinese children and in educating them in the Catholic faith.   He was arrested in 1839 under an edict that banned Christianity.   He was tortured and interrogated for months.   Almost one year later he was executed by strangling while hanging on a cross.

Saint Jean-Gabriel was Canonised by St Pope John Paul II in 1996.   Chinese government officials denied permission for any public Mass commemorating the new saint.

So many saints seem to have lived centuries ago.   Jean-Gabriel is far more recent and we can identify better with his life and circumstances.   His life and death speak to us of living the faith in our own times and places, for these are times of great persecution and endurance for the Son of man!

St John Gabriel Perboyre, pray for us!st john gabriel perboyre - pray for us.2.jpg

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Anastpaul.com – I did it!

Dear Followers and Friends

I have done it!

Please go to:

https://anastpaul.com/about/anastpaul-com/

I have at last upgraded – in future, you will find the link at the top of the Screen in a white bar and in the Category “About Me” in the sidebar/

God’s richest blessings to you all.

Love

Ana

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I’ll be back……and Announcing the Pentecost Novena

Apologies for my hasty exodus.

I think I am superwoman but have now realised I am not!   I am so sorry but I have an imminent deadline for original work I am doing for my Diocese.   It needs to be ready by Pentecost and I have done absolutely nothing as yet!

So no posts for a few weeks.   I will be back as soon as I have made some progress and prepared at least 3 months of the 12 month-long programme.

I will be praying for you all!   Please pray for me and keep on keeping on.

For those who would like to read about today’s Saints:

St Bede the Venerable:  https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/05/25/saint-of-the-day-25-may-st-bede-the-venerable-o-s-b/

St Pope Gregory VII:  https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/saint-of-the-day-25-may-st-pope-gregory-vii-c-1015-1085/

I will also be posting the Pentecost Novena,

which begins on Friday 31 May.

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Mothers’ Day! 12 May – Mothers’ Day Prayer to Mary, our Mother

Mother’s Day! 12 May and Mary’s Month

Wishing all Mothers a Blessed and Happy Mothers’ Day

May Mary, the Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ

and our Mother, be a comfort to us all.

Mothers’ Day Prayer
to Mary, our Mother
Intercessions from 1727 the Liturgical Order of Blessing

Mary,
Mother of God
and our Mother,
pray for all mothers,
so that they will be able
to fulfill their maternal responsibilities.
Help them to be lovers and nurturers of
all human life from the moment of conception
until natural death,
all the while being examples
for their own children.
Pray for their children,
so that they, too,
will be faithful followers of your Son.
We pray for our mothers,
who have given us life and love,
that we may show them reverence and love.
We pray for mothers,
who have lost a child through death,
that their faith may give them hope
and their family and friend,
support and console them.
We pray for mothers who have died,
that God may bring them
into the joy of His kingdom
We offer these prayers
through Christ, our Lord
and your Son,
in union with the Holy Spirit,
one God forever and ever.
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Appeal Update – 17 April – Thank you!

Appeal Update – 17 April

“Would that I could exhaust myself,
in acts of thanksgiving and gratitude,
towards this Divine Heart,
for the great favour He shows us,
in deigning to accept our help,
to make Him known, loved and honoured.
He reserves infinite blessings for all those
who devote themselves to this work.”

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Dear Jennie 

Holy Mass and daily prayers, will be offered for you on Tuesday 23 April, in gratitude for your sincere and loving Donation to keep this little apostolate going.

May the Lord shine His Face upon you and yours!

Love
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