July272014

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July262014

bdnocampo:

lovewithallyouvegot:

defensoresdaigrejade2000anos:

Volta logo Senhor………..

And they say Christians don’t face oppression.

Lord, have mercy on us all.

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July232014
“Never leave your house without making the Sign of the Cross. It will be to you a staff, a weapon, an impregnable fortress. Neither man nor demon will dare to attack you, seeing you covered with such powerful armor. Let this sign teach you yourself that you are a soldier, ready to combat against the demons, and ready to fight for the crown of justice. Are you ignorant of what the Cross has done? It has vanquished death, destroyed sin, emptied Hell, dethroned Satan, and resurrected the universe; will you then doubt its power?” St. John Chrysostom (via traditionwithoutcompromise)

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July202014

The Altar

A   broken   ALTAR,   Lord,   thy   servant   rears

Made   of   a   heart,   and   cemented   with   tears: 

   Whose parts are as thy hand did frame;

   No workman’s tool hath touched the same.

                  A HEART alone

                  Is such a stone,

                  As nothing but

                 Thy pow’r doth cut.

                 Wherefore each part

                 Of my hard heart

                 Meets in this frame,

                 To praise thy name:

   That   if   I   chance   to   hold   my   peace,

   These stones to praise thee may not cease.

O    let    thy    blessed    SACRIFICE    be    mine,

And     sanctify     this     ALTAR     to     be     thine.

-Altar, George Herbert

July192014

Lord, I want to want what You want because You want it.

July92014

thequietgregorianchanter:

raemaire:

If you see this, re-blog and say a Hail Mary for all seminarians.

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I don’t care how many times I reblog this, our Seminarians need our prayers!

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July32014
greluc:

In the whole world, there are only three churches built over the tomb of an Apostle of Jesus Christ - the Basilica of Saint Peter built over the tomb of St.Peter in Rome, Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela built over the tomb of St.James in Spain and Basilica of the National Shrine of St.Thomas built over the tomb of St.Thomas. Basilica of the National Shrine of St.Thomas is in Chennai, India. Most Indian Catholics, why, even most Catholics in South India, or even in Chennai, seem to be unaware of the importance of this extraordinary shrine.
By Apostolic brief dated 16th March 1956, Pope Pius XII gloriously raised the Cathedral Church of the Archdiocese of Madras-Mylapore to the dignity and rank of Minor Basilica.
The present National Shrine of St.Thomas is built over the tomb of Saint Thomas the Apostle, who came to India in the year 52 AD. After preaching on the West Coast, he came to Chennai(formerly Madras), and suffered martyrdom on a hill at the outskirts of the city, today known as “St. Thomas Mount.” His body was buried on the spot over which the present Basilica stands.
As for the church, that too has much history behind it. This lovely Gothic Church is an architectural treasure. Rising 155 feet from the ground, with a nave of 112 feet by 33 feet, and an imposing sanctuary 62 feet long and 33 feet wide, it is adorned with stained glass windows depicting St. Thomas and the other Apostles. Inside the sanctuary is a statue of St. Thomas seated.
A valuable work of art kept in the Basilica is an ancient painting of Our Blessed Mother, in front of which the other great apostle of India, St. Francis Xavier, used to pray.

greluc:

In the whole world, there are only three churches built over the tomb of an Apostle of Jesus Christ - the Basilica of Saint Peter built over the tomb of St.Peter in Rome, Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela built over the tomb of St.James in Spain and Basilica of the National Shrine of St.Thomas built over the tomb of St.Thomas. Basilica of the National Shrine of St.Thomas is in Chennai, India. Most Indian Catholics, why, even most Catholics in South India, or even in Chennai, seem to be unaware of the importance of this extraordinary shrine.

By Apostolic brief dated 16th March 1956, Pope Pius XII gloriously raised the Cathedral Church of the Archdiocese of Madras-Mylapore to the dignity and rank of Minor Basilica.

The present National Shrine of St.Thomas is built over the tomb of Saint Thomas the Apostle, who came to India in the year 52 AD. After preaching on the West Coast, he came to Chennai(formerly Madras), and suffered martyrdom on a hill at the outskirts of the city, today known as “St. Thomas Mount.” His body was buried on the spot over which the present Basilica stands.

As for the church, that too has much history behind it. This lovely Gothic Church is an architectural treasure. Rising 155 feet from the ground, with a nave of 112 feet by 33 feet, and an imposing sanctuary 62 feet long and 33 feet wide, it is adorned with stained glass windows depicting St. Thomas and the other Apostles. Inside the sanctuary is a statue of St. Thomas seated.

A valuable work of art kept in the Basilica is an ancient painting of Our Blessed Mother, in front of which the other great apostle of India, St. Francis Xavier, used to pray.

June292014

greluc:

St. Peter being crucified upside down and the blinding of St. Paul both by Caravaggio.

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theraccolta:

Sts. Peter and Paul by Guido Reni

theraccolta:

Sts. Peter and Paul by Guido Reni

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June282014

Burning love

allaboutmary:

Hail Mary, may the burning love of your heart inflame the coldness of mine.

- St Louis de Montfort

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