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Feast of Notre-Dame du Dimanche/Our Lady of Sunday and Memorials of the Saints – 8 June

Our Lady of Sunday:  Also known as Notre-Dame du Dimanche
About the Apparition:
An apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Auguste Arnaud on 8 June 1873 and 8 July 1873. Arnaud was married, the father of two, and a winemaker who regularly skipped Sunday Mass to work his vineyards. Our Lady appeared to him in the vineyard on 8 June and reminded him “You must not work on Sundays.”   In honour of this blessing, Arnaud placed a Cross and a Statue of Mary at the site in the field.   On 8 July Our Lady appeared again, this time to both Auguste and his neighbours who had gathered there and told them, “You must never work on Sunday!   Blessed are those who believe.”
Dates: 8 June and 8 July in 1873
Location: vineyard in Saint-Bauzille-de-la-Sylve, l’Hérault, France
Approval: 1876 by Bishop de CabrièresOUR LADY OF SUNDAY NOTRE DAME DU MINANCHE WITH CHURCHOUR LADY OF SUNDAY NOTRE DAME DU MINANCHE
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St Anne Mary Taigi
St Bron of Cassel
St Calliope
St Clodulf of Metz
Bl Engelbert of Schäftlarn
St Eustadiola of Moyen-Moutier
St Fortunato of Fano
St Gildard of Rouen
Bl Giorgio Porta
Bl Giselbert of Cappenberg
St Heraclius of Sens
Bl István Sándor
St Jacques Berthieu SJ (1838-1896)
Biography:
https://anastpaul.com/2017/06/08/saint-of-the-day-8-june-st-jacques-berthieu-sj/
Bl John Davy
Bl John Rainuzzi
Bl Maddallena of the Conception
Bl Mariam Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan
St Maximinus of Aix
St Medard (c 456-545)

St Melania the Elder
St Muirchu
St Pacificus of Cerano
Bl Peter de Amer
Bl Robert of Frassinoro
St Sallustian
St Syra of Troyes
St Victorinus of Camerino
St William of York

Posted in IGNATIAN/JESUIT SJ- Reflections, Jesuit Saints and more, MORNING Prayers, SAINT of the DAY

Thought for the Day – 8 June

Thought for the Day – 8 June

May the Holy Spirit help us put into practice the choices of Jacques Berthieu:  his passion for a challenging mission that led him to another country, another language and another culture, his personal attachment to the Lord expressed in  prayer, his pastoral zeal, which was simultaneously a fraternal love of the faithful entrusted to his care and a commitment to lead them higher on the Christian way and finally, a life lived as gift, a choice lived out every day until the death which definitively configured him to Christ.

It is the choice we must all make – let us see our lives too as a missionary, in amongst the daily norms and battles, for viewed through our Christian eyes, our encounters are not that much different to that strange island where St Jacques Berthieu carried out his vocation.

St Jacques Berthieu, pray for us!

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Posted in EUCHARISTIC Adoration, IGNATIAN/JESUIT SJ- Reflections, Jesuit Saints and more, MORNING Prayers, SAINT of the DAY, St Pope JOHN PAUL

Quote/s of the Day – 8 June

Quote/s of the Day – 8 June

“When we go before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament
we represent the one in the world
who is in most need of God’s Mercy.”
We “Stand in behalf of the one in the world
who does not know Christ and who is farthest away from God
and we bring down upon their soul the Precious Blood of The Lamb.”
– St Pope John Paul

It was said of today’s Saint – Jacques Berthieu, by one of his catechists,
“I have seen no other Father remain so long before the Blessed Sacrament.
Whenever we looked for him, we were sure to find him there.”

when we go before Jesus-st john paul

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One Minute Reflection – 8 June

One Minute Reflection – 8 June

Let us not grow tired of doing good,
for in due time we shall reap our harvest,
if we do not give up……….Galatians 6:9

REFLECTION – ………“how much I still love the soil of my country and the beloved land of the Auvergne.   And yet God has given me the grace to love even more these uncultivated fields of Madagascar, where I can only catch a few souls for our Lord… The mission progresses, even though the fruit is still a matter of hope in some places and hardly visible in others.   But what does it matter, so long as we are good sowers?   God will give growth when the time comes.” …………………St Jacques Berthieu SJ

the mission progresses even though-st jacques berthieu

PRAYER – Heavenly Father, may the intercession of St Jacques Berthieu help us to recognise the strength that is given to us in our weakness, so that we might live our vocation with fidelity and joy and give ourselves totally to the mission received from Your Divine Son, the Lord!   St Jacques Berthieu, pray for us, amen.

ST JACQUES BERTHIEU PRAY FOR US