June 1, 2010, Volume 5, Issue 5
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Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680)
The Ecstasy of St. Teresa (1652)
Cornaro Chapel, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome
Portrays an angel piercing her with a golden spear, a mystical experience given to her (c. 1560)

Catholic Spain: An Introduction for the Trailblazers

Dying for Love of God

      
Mystical Poetry of St. Theresa of Avila,
            Patroness of Spain and Doctor of the Church
    

"For if love is sweet,
long waiting is not...
see that the only thing that is left for you
to gain yourself is to loose yourself..."


The Eucharist takes to the Streets of Detroit
Eucharistic Procession in Detroit, afternoon at the Cathedral
(links open .pdf)

The World Youth Day Cross in Madrid
"The youth are ready to embrace Christ and carry His cross in preparation for WYD" (Cardinal Antonio Marķa Rouco Varela). Article includes beautiful youth testimonies
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More Strange Signs  
Notice in health food shop window: Closed due to illness.

Spotted in a safari park: ELEPHANTS PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR

Notice in a field: THE FARMER ALLOWS WALKERS TO CROSS THE FIELD FOR FREE, BUT THE BULL  CHARGES

Message on a leaflet: If you cannot read, this leaflet will tell you how to get lessons.

On a repair shop door: WE CAN REPAIR ANYTHING. (Please knock hard on the door - the bell doesn't work

Pope in Portugal
“The greatest persecution of the Church doesn’t come from the enemies outside, but is born from sin inside the Church." - Pope BXVI, interview with reporters, 3rd question
Proverbial Piety
Honesty is superior to deception. Sometimes it's a harder road, and a lest pleasant one, but even so: honesty is always the best policy.
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  The only reason this photo is here, is because it's a great picture of the Pope. Click to enlarge.
 The Pope has plans to visit the Ukraine in 2012
Plot to kill Pope thwarted in Perugia, Italy
Pope cites Christian Europe's selective amnesia about its own roots
The Pope, in Fatima, teaches that our Lady's message there is also for us today
 

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Honoring Mary - Video from the Apostleship of prayer (1:59)
WYD 2011 Catechesis: The encounter of God and Man
New English translations of the Roman Missal will be used starting around next summer

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Catholic Church in California vandalized
The Areopagus is starting up again
Archbishop Vigneron encourages first Friday devotions

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Pope's YouTube Channel
Areopagus
St. Michael's Media
The Official World Youth Day 2011 web site

|| PAPAL AUDIENCES ||

Pope Benedict gives shore re-cap of his trip to Fatima in Portugal [19 May 2010]
Special attention to these recent audiences:
Priest as "priest": Munus sanctificandi (Charge of sanctifying) [5 May 2010]
Priest as "prophet": Munus docendi (Charge of teaching) [14 April 2010]
Priest as "king": Munus regendi (Charge of governing) [26 May 2010]
Contribute to this important Catholic Youth Apostolate. (Click here to donate: safe through PayPal services)



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