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The Twenty Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Nossa Senhora dos Remédios / Our Lady of Remedies, (Lamego, Portugal) 6th Century) and Memorials of the Saints – 14 November

The Twenty Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Nossa Senhora dos Remédios / Our Lady of Remedies, (Lamego, Portugal) 6th Century) Also known as – Nossa Senhora da Gruta / Our Lady of the Grotto – 14 November:

The Abbot Orsini wrote: “Our Lady of the Grotto, in the Diocese of Lamego, in Portugal. This Chapel was cut in the rock, in the same place where an image of the Blessed Virgin had been found.

Lamego is both a Municipality and a City in northern Portugal, the City having a total of less than 9,000 inhabitants. The City is an ancient one, as the Roman’s came to settle the area in about the year 500 BC. The people became Catholic when Ricardo I, the Visigothic King, converted to Christianity late in the 6th century.
The Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, or Our Lady of Remedies, is in the location of Our Lady of the Grotto. It is in the Town of Lamego, district of Viseu, Portugal and is located atop the hill of Saint Stephen.
This site begins as an old hermitage that was dedicated to Saint Stephen (Santo Estevao) constructed in 1361, so Catholic devotion here goes well back into the Middle Ages. By the 16th century, the old hermitage was at risk of collapsing and so was demolished, to make way for the construction of a new hermitage in the same spot. The Bishop of Lamego placed an image of the Virgin and Child there and thus over time, Marian devotion eclipsed devotion to Saint Stephen. Miraculous cures, especially of diseases, brought more pilgrims and the name for the image as Our Lady of Remedies.
The Marian Shrine that can be seen there today, however, was built during the 18th through the 20th centuries, from 1750 to 1905 when it was completed. 8 September the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, is the date when there are feasts in honor of Our Lady of Remedies. The celebration in September includes fireworks, musicals, sporting events and recreational activities that take place in amid the trees in a grove of a nearby park. There is a parade known as the Procession of the Triumph, who’s participants are richly dressed, that is the highpoint of the celebration.
Inside the Church there is an Altar above which the image of Nossa Senhora dos Remedios rests. It is carved in wood and is surrounded by stained glass windows having images of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Annunciation. Two side Altars are dedicated to the parents of the Blessed Virgin, Joachim and Saint Anna.

There is also a famous Baroque staircase, having 686 steps, that leads to the Sanctuary. There are several levels, decorated with sculptures of kings and eight fountains. There is also a “Court of the Kings” where eighteen Kings of Israel, all belonging to the family tree of the Blessed Virgin and Mother of God, can be seen.

St Adeltrude of Aurillac
St Alberic of Utrecht
St Antigius of Langres
St Dubricius of Wales
St Etienne-Théodore Cuenot
St Hypatius of Gangra
Bl Jean of Tufara

Blessed John Licci OP (1400-1511) Priest of the Order of Preachers, Miracle-Worker.
Biography here:

https://anastpaul.com/2017/11/14/saint-of-the-day-14-november-blessed-john-licci-o-p-1400-1511/

St John Osorinus

St Joseph Maria Pignatelli SJ (1737 – 1811) known as “The Restorer of the Society of Jesus” and “The Second Founder of the Society of Jesus” following the suppression of the Society of Jesus by Pope Clement XIV in 1773.
His Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2019/11/14/saint-of-the-day-14-november-saint-joseph-maria-pignatelli-sj-1737-1811/

St Jucundus of Bologna

St Laurence O’Toole/Lorcán Ua Tuathail (c 1128 – 1180) Archbishop of Dublin, Abbot, Reformer, Mediator, Preacher, Apostle of Charity, Papal Legate to Ireland, he established new Churches and Monasteries.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2018/11/14/saint-of-the-day-14-november-st-laurence-otoole-c-1128-1180/

Bl Maria Louise Merkert
Bl Maria Teresa of Jesus
St Modanic
St Ruf of Avignon
St Serapion of Alexandria
St Serapion of Algiers OdeM (c 1179–1240) Priest Martyr
St Siard
St Venerando the Centurian
St Venerandus of Troyes

Holy Fathers of Merida

Martyrs of Emesa: Group of Christian women tortured and executed for their faith in the persecutions of the Arab chieftain Mady. They died in Emesa (modern Homs, Syria).

Martyrs of Heraclea – (3 saints): Group of Christians murdered together for their faith. The only details we have are three of their names – Clementinus, Philomenus and Theodotus. They were martyred in Heraclea, Thrace.

Martyrs of the Jaffa Gate:
• Blessed Déodat of Rodez
• Blessed Nikola Tavelic
• Blessed Pierre of Narbonne
• Blessed Stefano of Cuneo

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Lenten Reflection – 30 March – ‘The Holy and sublime ladder …’

Lenten Reflection – 30 March – Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent, Readings: Daniel 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62, Psalm 23, John 8:1-11

“Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare your praise.”

“Neither do I condemn you; go and do not sin again.” … John 8:11

Daily Meditation:
Help us to pass from our old life of sin
to our new life of grace.

“The Lord Jesus, the Saviour of all, “made himself all things to all men” (1 Cor 9:22) in such a way that He revealed Himself as being smaller than the small, He who was greater than the great.   To save a soul who was surprised in adultery and accused by the demons, He lowered Himself to the point of writing on the ground with His finger…. He, Himself, is the holy and sublime ladder that the traveller Jacob saw in his sleep (Gen 28:12),… the ladder that was set up from the earth to God and that God held out to the earth.   When He wants, He goes up to God. Sometimes He is accompanied by a few people … and sometimes no-one can follow Him.   And when He wants, He joins the crowd… He heals lepers, eats with publicans and sinners… touches the sick to heal them.he himself is the holy and sublime ladder - isaac of stella 30 march 2020

Blessed is the soul that can follow the Lord Jesus wherever He goes, going up to the rest of contemplation… and on the other hand, coming down by the practice of charity, following Him to the point of lowering itself in service, of loving poverty, of bearing with (…) fatigue, work, tears, prayer and finally compassion and the passion.   For He came in order to obey even to death, to serve and not to be served, not to give gold or silver but His teaching and His help to the many, His life for the many (Mk 10:45)…

So, brethren, may this be the model for your life: (…) to follow Christ by going up to the Father… to follow Christ by going down to your neighbour, refusing no practice of charity, making yourselves all things to all persons.” … Isaac of Stella (c 1100-c 1171) Cistercian Monk, theologian, philosopher – Sermon 12

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want;
he makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters,
he restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
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Intercessions:
Praise to Jesus, our Saviour.
By His death He has opened for us the way of salvation.
Let us ask Him:
Lord, guide Your people to walk in Your ways.

God of mercy, You gave us new life through Baptism,
– make us grow day by day in Your likeness.
May our generosity today bring joy to those in need,
– in helping them may we find You.
Help us to do what is good, right and true in Your sight,
– and to seek You always with undivided hearts.
Forgive our sins against the unity of Your family,
– make us one in heart and spirit.

Closing Prayer:

I Unite My Sacrifice
Prayer for Submission to Divine Providence
By St Joseph Maria Pignatelli SJ (1737 – 1811)

My God, I do not know
what must come to me today.
But I am certain
that nothing can happen to me
that You have not foreseen, decreed
and ordained from all eternity.
That is sufficient for me.
I adore Your impenetrable
and eternal designs,
to which I submit with all my heart.
I desire, I accept them all
and I unite my sacrifice to that of
Jesus Christ, my Divine Saviour.
I ask in His name
and through His infinite merits,
patience in my trials
and perfect and entire submission,
to all that comes to me
by Your good pleasure.
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One Minute Reflection – 14 November – ” … For behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”

One Minute Reflection – 14 November – Thursday of the Thirty Second week in Ordinary Time, Year C, Gospel: Luke 17:20–25 and the Memorial of Saint Joseph Maria Pignatelli SJ (1737 – 1811)

” … For behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.” … Luke 17:21for-behold-the-kingdom-of-god-is-in-the-midst-of-you-luke-17-21-15-nov-2018 and 14 Nov 2019

REFLECTION – “Is it difficult to faith to admit the word of Scripture concerning our connection with a world superior to us?…   The world of spirits then, though unseen, is present, present, not future, not distant.   It is not above the sky, it is not beyond the grave, it is now and here, “the kingdom of God is among us.”   Of this the text speaks—”We look,” says St Paul, “not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen, for the things which are seen are temporal but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Cor 4:18)…

Such is the hidden kingdom of God and, as it is now hidden, so in due season it shall be revealed.   Men think that they are lords of the world and may do as they will.   They think this earth their property and its movements in their power, whereas…  it contains Christ’s little ones, whom they despise and His Angels, whom they disbelieve and these, at length, shall take possession of it and be manifested.   At present, “all things,” to appearance, “continue as they were from the beginning of the creation” and scoffers ask, “Where is the promise of His coming?”(2 Pt 3:4) but at the appointed time there will be a “manifestation of the sons of God” and the hidden saints “shall shine out as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.” (Mt 13:43)the world of spirits then is here now present - st john henry newman 14 nov 2019.jpg

When the Angels appeared to the shepherds, it was a sudden appearance—“Suddenly there was with the Angel a multitude of the heavenly host” (Lk 2:13).   How wonderful a sight!   The night, had before that, seemed just like any other night – they were keeping watch over their sheep, they were watching the night as it passed.   The stars moved on—it was midnight.   They had no idea of such a thing when the Angel appeared.   Such are the power and virtue hidden in things which are seen and at God’s will, they are manifested.” … St John Henry Newman (1801-1890) Cardinal, founder of the Oratory in England, Theologian – PPS “The Invisible world” vol.4, no.13

PRAYER – Our Father, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done! Grant us Lord, a true knowledge of our salvation, so that freed from fear and from the power of our foes, we may serve You faithfully, all the days of our lives and thus attain eternal joy with You. May the prayers of St Joseph Pignatelli on our behalf, be a succour to us all. Through our Lord Jesus Christ with the Holy Spirit, one God for all eternity, amen.st joseph pignatelli pray for us 14 nov 2019.jpg

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Our Morning Offering – 14 November – Prayer for Submission to Divine Providence

Our Morning Offering – 14 November – Thursday of the Thirty Second Weeek in Ordinary Time, Year C and the Memorial of St Joseph Maria Pignatelli SJ (1737 – 1811)

Prayer for Submission to Divine Providence
By St Joseph Maria Pignatelli SJ (1737 – 1811)

My God, I do not know
what must come to me today.
But I am certain
that nothing can happen to me
that You have not foreseen, decreed
and ordained from all eternity.
That is sufficient for me.
I adore Your impenetrable
and eternal designs,
to which I submit with all my heart.
I desire, I accept them all
and I unite my sacrifice to that of
Jesus Christ, my Divine Saviour.
I ask in His name
and through His infinite merits,
patience in my trials
and perfect and entire submission,
to all that comes to me
by Your good pleasure.
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Saint of the Day – 14 November – Saint Joseph Maria Pignatelli SJ (1737 – 1811)

Saint of the Day – 14 November – Saint Joseph Maria Pignatelli SJ (1737 – 1811) Religious Priest of the Society of Jesus, known as “Restorer of the Society of Jesus” and “The Second Founder of the Society of Jesus” – born as José María Pignatelli on 27 December 1737 in Zaragoza, Spain and died on 15 November 1811, aged 73, in Rome.   Patronage – Jesuit Novices.St-Joseph-Pignatelli-D3X_4089-smallest-500x800

Saint Joseph Pignatelli was born in Saragossa, Spain, of noble descent.   His mother died when he was six and his father moved with the younger children to Naples but within four years his father also died.

At twelve, Joseph returned with his younger brother, Nicholas, to Saragossa, where they studied at the Jesuit school.   By special privilege, they resided in the Jesuit community. Living among the Jesuits convinced Joseph of his vocation and in 1753, he entered the novitiate at Tarragona and took his religious vows two years later.   Joseph spent the following year at Manresa, doing classical studies, the next three years studying philosophy at Calatayud and the subsequent four years back at Saragossa, for his theology.

After Joseph was ordained in 1762, he taught grammar to young boys at his old school and assisted in its parish.   He taught for four and a half years, visited the local prisons and ministered to condemned convicts about to be executed.   This apostolate ended abruptly when in 1767, King Charles III expelled the Jesuits from his kingdom and confiscated their property, making five thousand Jesuits homeless with one royal stroke of the pen.ST joseph-pignatell 750

Fr Pignatelli was made the acting provincial over some 600 exiled Jesuits on board thirteen ships during their three months at sea before arriving at Bonifacio, on the southern tip of Corsica.   Later they were taken away to Genoa.   After travelling three hundred miles on foot, they arrived at Ferrara, in the Papal States, tired and exhausted but were welcomed by Fr Pignatelli’s cousin and future cardinal, Msgr Francis Pignatelli.

The princes of Europe were pressuring the Pope to suppress the Society.   Although Clement XIII heroically withstood the pressure, his successor, Clement XIV crumbled beneath it and decreed the dissolution of the Society of Jesus.   This meant, that Fr Pignatelli and 23,000 others were no longer Jesuits and were no longer bound by their vows.

Saddened by this decree, Fr Pignatelli moved to Bologna where he and his brother, Nicholas, also a Jesuit, continued to live the life of a Jesuit and for the next twenty four years (1773-1797) he kept in contact with his dispersed brethren.   Meantime, in White Russia (today’s Belarus), the Jesuits survived, because the Russian Czarina, Catherine II did not carry out the suppression.   When Fr Pignatelli heard about this, he obtained permission from Pope Pius XI to affiliate with the Russian Jesuit province.   Meantime Ferdinand, Duke of Parma also entered into negotiations with White Russia and in 1793, three Jesuits came to his Duchy to open a house for the Society.   Fr Pignatelli associated himself with this group and in 1797, at sixty, he also promised God poverty, chastity and obedience, just as he did in Spain in 1755.ST joseph-pignatelli ART

Fr Pignatelli was made Master of novices in 1799 and in 1803, he was appointed provincial of Italy.   When the Society was restored in the kingdom of the Two Sicilies, many former Jesuits came to them to be re-admitted and the Jesuit apostolate became active again.ST joseph-pignatelli-5ff4aaed-334e-4b25-a666-8ebb1647af7-resize-750

Fr Pignatelli and the other Jesuits were expelled from Naples when Napoleon’s brother Joseph Bonaparte overran the country.   They headed for Rome and were welcomed by Pope Pius VII.   Within months of their arrival in Rome, the Jesuits set up a novitiate at Orvieto and were teaching in six diocesan seminaries.  During the exile of Pope Pius VII and the French occupation of the Papal States, the Society continued untouched, owing largely to the prudence of Pignatelli, he even managed to avoid any oaths of allegiance to Napoleon.   He also secured the restoration of the Society in Sardinia in 1807.  Fr Pignatelli was already seventy and had been in exile for forty years when he came to Rome.   He still cherished the hope that the Society would be restored throughout the world during his lifetime.   His health was weakening and during his last two years, he suffered from frequent hemorrhages due to tuberculosis and was soon confined to bed.st joseph pignatelli - pieta lg

Fr Pignatelli died peacefully and serenely on 15 November 1811 without seeing the end of the 41-year suppression.   However, his dearest hope of seeing the entire Society restored was realised, when Pope Pius VII decreed it on 7 August 1814, three years after his death.

His remains rest today in a reliquary under the altar of the Chapel of the Passion in the Church of the Gesù in Rome.chiesa_del_gesu_roma_giuseppe_pignatelli_high

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This Shrine and window of St Joseph Pignatelli, is in the Church of the Gesù

The cause for Pignatelli’s Canonisation was introduced under Pope Gregory XVI.   He was Beatified on 21 May 1933 by Pope Pius XI and was Canonised on 12 June 1954 by Venerable Pope Pius XII.

After St Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus, Pignatelli is arguably the most important Jesuit in its subsequent history, linking the two Societies, the old Society which was first founded in 1540 and the new Society which was founded forty years after it had been suppressed by Pope Clement XIV in 1773.   Pignatelli can thus be rightly considered the saviour and restorer of the Society of Jesus.463px-st Joseph_Pignatelli_(1737-1811).jpg

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Memorials of the Saints – 14 November

St Adeltrude of Aurillac
St Alberic of Utrecht
St Antigius of Langres
St Dubricius of Wales
St Etienne-Théodore Cuenot
St Hypatius of Gangra
Bl Jean of Tufara
Bl John Licci OP (1400-1511)
Biography here:   https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/11/14/saint-of-the-day-14-november-blessed-john-licci-o-p-1400-1511/
St John Osorinus
St Joseph Maria Pignatelli SJ (1737 – 1811) ‘Restorer of the Society of Jesus’

St Jucundus of Bologna
St Laurence O’Toole/Lorcán Ua Tuathail (c 1128 – 1180)
Biography:
https://anastpaul.com/2018/11/14/saint-of-the-day-14-november-st-laurence-otoole-c-1128-1180/

Bl Maria Louise Merkert
Bl Maria Teresa of Jesus
St Modanic
St Ruf of Avignon
St Serapion of Alexandria
St Serapion of Algiers
St Siard
St Venerando the Centurian
St Venerandus of Troyes

Holy Fathers of Merida

Martyrs of Emesa: Group of Christian women tortured and executed for their faith in the persecutions of the Arab chieftain Mady. They died in Emesa (modern Homs, Syria).

Martyrs of Heraclea – (3 saints): Group of Christians murdered together for their faith. The only details we have are three of their names – Clementinus, Philomenus and Theodotus. They were martyred in Heraclea, Thrace.

Martyrs of the Jaffa Gate:
• Blessed Déodat of Rodez
• Blessed Nikola Tavelic
• Blessed Pierre of Narbonne
• Blessed Stefano of Cuneo

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Thought for the Day – 29 November

“By now we’ve seen enough Jesuit saints, with their extraordinary loyalty to the Pope that it comes as no surprise that this man too was loyal to the Pope, oh, but what loyalty! Loyalty to the hand that stabs you. Provided you believe that hand is guided by the hand of God. And of course, it wasn’t easy to (even as he had that kind of loyalty) to keep others in line. Out of the 23,000 Jesuits put out of existence in 1773, thanks in large measure to the saint who’s virtues we are reflecting on – ST JOSEPH PIGNATELLI, there is not a single evidence of a public criticism of the Pope. How we need that kind of loyalty today! When one supposedly Catholic writer, take an Andrew Greeley in Chicago, or a Richard McBrien at Notre Dame, or a Hans Kung in Germany – almost every time they either open their mouth or put pen to paper, it is galled and bitterness in attacking the Vicar of Christ. We need this today and no doubt, I have no doubt, that one of the providential reasons for the suppression of the order with such dire consequences, was to give the world the lesson of fidelity, even under duress.”

St Joseph Pignatelli – Pray for us, our Holy Father and for the whole Church, especially the Catholicdigital world!

Venerable John A Hardon SJ (Archives of Lectures)

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One Minute Reflection – 29 November

The message of the cross is foolishness to those
who are perishing but to us who are being saved
it is the power of God……1 Cor 1:18

REFLECTION – I never tire repeating, whenever I speak and I talk about patience, even for a minute, I tell the people in case they even have forgotten or never heard, that patience comes from patior, which is the Latin verb for ‘to suffer’. So if you’re going cultivate the virtue of patience, you’ve got to find somebody who’s causing you some suffering. But, God will always provide, He always comes through but He uses human beings and I dare say that our worst pain comes from persons. And often from those we most love. Here, loving the Church and this Church tells you, you may no longer do the work of God for which you took solemn vow until death. Patience, indeed and THIS was the Cross and the power of St Joseph Pignatelli!………….Venerable John A Hardon SJ

PRAYER – Lord my God, let me rely always on the Power of the Cross of Your Son. Grant that I may attain the salvation which He won for us by His Passion and Resurrection. Teach me patience, trust, loyality and obedience to You my God by the example of Your Saint Joseph Pignatelli, from whom we request his prayer of intercession. Amen

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Our Morning Offering – 29 November

“Prayer for Perfect Resignation” by St Joseph Pignatelli, SJ (1737-1811)

My God, I do not know
what must come to me today.
But I am certain that nothing
can happen to me that You have
not foreseen, decreed
and ordained from eternity.
That is sufficient for me.
I adore Your impenetrable
and eternal designs,
to which I submit with all my heart.
I desire, I accept them all
and I unite my sacrifice
to that of Jesus Christ,
my divine Saviour.
I ask in His name
and through His infinite merits,
patience in my trials and perfect
and entire submission to all that comes to me
by Your good pleasure.
Amen

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Saint of the Day – 29 November – St Joseph Pignatelli SJ

St Joseph Pignatelli SJ –José María Pignatell –  (1737-1811 aged 73) called  The “Second Founder”, the “Saviour” and the “Restorer” of the Society of Jesus – Patron of Jesuit Novices, those suffering unjust   After St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus, Pignatelli is arguably the most important Jesuit in its subsequent history, linking the two Societies, the old Society which was first founded in 1540 and the new Society which was founded forty years after it had been suppressed by Pope Clement XIV in 1773. Pignatelli can thus be rightly considered the saviour and restorer of the Jesuits.

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For multiple political reasons, European monarchs pressured the pope into suppressing the Jesuits in the late 18th century. The Jesuit suppression affected Portugal, France, the Two Sicilies, Parma and the Spanish Empire by 1767. In 1773 Pope Clement XIV dissolved the Order entirely. Prussia and Russia refused to carry out the papal decree. Because of this, the Society of Jesus survived in Russia throughout the suppression.

When the Jesuits were suppressed in Spain, Pignatelli could have remained in his country, because he was a member of the Spanish nobility. Instead Pignatelli chose exile with his Jesuit brothers and became Superior for 600 remaining Jesuits. These Jesuits were refused entry into Italy and settled on the southern tip of Corsica, only to be exiled once again when France acquired Corsica in 1768. The community finally made it to Ferrara in Northern Italy, where they lived a fragile existence until the final suppression in 1773.

Now forbidden to practice his ministry as a priest, Pignatelli moved to Bologna and for the next 24 years kept in contact with his dispersed brethren. Pignatelli attempted to become a member of the Jesuit community in Russia. Unable to go to Russia, Pignatelli accepted an invitation from Ferdinand, Duke of Parma, to reestablish the Society in his territory. With several Jesuits from Russia, the Jesuit community was reestablished in 1797. Pignatelli renewed his vows and was appointed Novice Master. Later he was appointed Provincial in Italy.

In the midst of the Napoleonic wars, with shifting political pressures among the small states in Italy, Pignatelli shepherded the re-founded Jesuit communities. Joseph Pignatelli hoped to live to see the full restoration of the Society of Jesus but, worn out by his labours, died in 1811—three years before Pope Pius VII universally restored the Society.

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