I am looking for a pastor to lead this tour for me. It would include stops in Constantinople, Nicea, Ephesus and the house of Our Lady. If you think you and your parishioners may be interested, send me a note.
The 12 Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to St. Marguerite-Marie Alacoque
I. I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.
II. I will establish peace in their homes.
III. I will comfort them in all their afflictions.
IV. I will be their secure refuge during life, and above all, in death.
V. I will bestow abundant blessings upon all their undertakings.
VI. Sinners will find in my Heart the source and infinite ocean of mercy.
VII. Lukewarm souls shall become fervent.
VIII. Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.
IX. I will bless every place in which an image of my Heart is exposed and honored.
X. I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.
XI. Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in my Heart.
XII. I promise you in the excessive mercy of my Heart that my
all-powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on
the First Fridays in nine consecutive months the grace of final
perseverance; they shall not die in my disgrace, nor without receiving
their sacraments. My divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this
A marble and bronze monument was constructed at the exact point of the breach which you can still see today. Interesting to see the damage from canons. The Papal Zouave soldiers who were killed here defending the papacy and the holy city are buried in a vault at the Bones Church on the Via Veneto.
These wonderful souls served as an inspiration for our parish and community. They were the senior couple of our Latin Mass community at Sts. Joachim and Ann in Aldergrove, B.C.
They survived Nazi Germany, were wed in 1952 and moved to Canada, where they found peace and happiness.
Every Sunday they came faithfully to the Latin Mass and prayed with great devotion with their kids and grandkids. Our dear pastor, Fr. William Ashley, renewed their wedding vows on the 60th anniversary of their wedding.
Our parish has not been the same since their untimely departure. May they inspire a new generation of Catholic couples to be strong and inspire others by their intense devotion in the pews.
Their tombstone is a worthy tribute to their greatness: Cor Iesu, Dona Eis Requiem Sempiternam.
One of the greatest contributions the Knights of Columbus have made has proven to be these wonderful pro-life memorials, seen in parish gardens and cemeteries across our land. Hats off to them and thank you for this fine service to the living and dead.
"At that time Jesus spoke and said, 'I praise thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou dist hide these things from the wise and prudent, and didst reveal them to little ones. Yes, Father, for such was thy good pleasure." -Matthew 11: 25