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Holy Trinity, fresco by Luca Rossetti da Orta, 1738–9 (St. Gaudenzio Church at Ivrea, Torino)

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Luca Rossetti da Orta, The Holy Trinity, fresco, 1738–9, St. Gaudenzio Church at Ivrea (Torino), Italy

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Peace and All Good!

Today is the 𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐏𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐭, the 𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐲 𝐓𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲

We celebrate the unity of the Trinity and the Trinity in Unity. This mystery of the Trinity is a complex and beyond human understanding. Where by Christian verity we are called to acknowledge each persons as one God, but by Christian Religion we are forbidden to say there are Three God (Athanasian creed). Let us pray for unity in the Church as the trinity is united in Love.

Let us begin today's Daily

In the name of the Father, ✠
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit,
𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗻.

God our loving Father,
grant us the grace
to hear what we ought to hear,
to see what we ought to see,
that we might do what we ought to do,
in Jesus' name we pray.
Amen.

𝐓𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲'𝐬 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 is from the Holy Gospel according to 𝕸𝖆𝖙𝖙𝖍𝖊𝖜 28:16-20
New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition (NRSVACE)

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘀
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’

𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: I am with you always

To the Churches, and the different denominations: Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox. I pray but one thing to the Mother Church, that is unity. I don't believe that you stray from the good. As a Roman Catholic, I also believe in the faults my congregation has done.

We are one in the Father as children of Him through Christ our brother whom redeemed all of us, and with the Holy Spirit whom the whole world renews. Our faith is centred on the love of God, I ask that we centre our lives and communion with each other as a way of showing the unity of the Trinity. More so through action must we seek to evangelize, and by love we will capture the hearts. We only need to do the best we can, and God will handle the rest.

To the Roman Catholic Church, I believe that we must look at where we are wrong. Neither of us are perfect, the Protestants and the Orthodox too are as perfect as the Catholic Church is. And how more can we love, when we put ourselves highly above all others. Let us be the example of humility, that true penance and contrition may be at work, so that the fruit of our littleness is hundred-tenfold love.

𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫: Let us be equals with each other, with the Trinity as our guide being 𝘯𝘦𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳; 𝘯𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘳 𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳. Likewise in heaven we are all God's children and we are all made good. 𝐋𝐞𝐭 𝐮𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐲.

Father, Son, Holy Spirit,
I beseech Thee through the intercession of the Saints,
to heal our broken Church, separated because of obstinacy, pride, and willingness to submit.
You called us, to be pure and humble, meek and lamb-like,
submitting ourselves to each other, like a bride and groom.
Help us, that we may be a one body as the Church
committed to You our Loving Bridegroom in Heaven and Earth.

𝗣𝗿𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗛𝗼𝗹𝘆, 𝗠𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗨𝗻𝗱𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆
My God, My God,
present in three divine persons,
I believe, I hope, and I love you,

My God, My God,
Father, Unbegotten, Uncreated,
Son Only-Begotten and Consubstantial with the Father,
and Holy Spirit who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
I believe, I hope, and I love You,

My God, My God,
Jesus Christ who is the earthly presence of the Trinity,
present in the blessed sacrament,
I believe, I hope, and I love you,

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,
Have mercy on us and on the Whole World. 𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘦

Sacred Heart of Jesus,
I have recourse to you
I unite my heart to you
have mercy on me.

In the name of the Father, ✠
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit,
𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗻.

Credits:
📖:https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+28%3A16-20&version=NRSVACE
📸:https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/23/Luca_Rossetti_Trinità_Chiesa_San_Gaudenzio_Ivrea.jpg/1280px-Luca_Rossetti_Trinità_Chiesa_San_Gaudenzio_Ivrea.jpg
Holy Trinity, fresco by Luca Rossetti da Orta, 1738–9 (St. Gaudenzio Church at Ivrea, Torino)

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Luca Rossetti da Orta, The Holy Trinity, fresco, 1738–9, St. Gaudenzio Church at Ivrea (Torino), Italy

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Created: 4 August 2007

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Peace and All Good! I'm posting today's daily in advance, because I might be busy the day.

SAINT ANTHONY'S
ᴘᴀʀɪꜱʜ ᴏᴛᴛᴀᴡᴀ
St. Anthony’s Life
Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak.
Peace and All Good!

Today is the Feast/Memorial of 𝐒𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐀𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐲 𝐝𝐞 𝐏𝐚𝐝𝐮𝐚, 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬𝐭, 𝐃𝐨𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐡, 𝐎𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐨𝐫 (𝐎𝐅𝐌)

Saint Anthony de Padua is known to be the quickest to be canonized a saint. Second to him is Saint Peter Verona of the Dominicans. With Saint Anthony de Padua being quick to be canonized, his intercession is powerful and quick. Most people asks him to help them find lost objects.

Let us begin today's Daily

In the name of the Father, ✠
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit,
𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗻.

God our loving Father,
grant us the grace
to hear what we ought to hear,
to see what we ought to see,
that we might do what we ought to do,
in Jesus' name we pray.
Amen.

𝐓𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲'𝐬 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 is from the Book of 𝕰𝖝𝖔𝖉𝖚𝖘 32:30-35
New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition (NRSVACE)

On the next day Moses said to the people, ‘You have sinned a great sin. But now I will go up to the Lord; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin.’ So Moses returned to the Lord and said, ‘Alas, this people has sinned a great sin; they have made for themselves gods of gold. But now, if you will only forgive their sin—but if not, blot me out of the book that you have written.’ But the Lord said to Moses, ‘Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book. But now go, lead the people to the place about which I have spoken to you; see, my angel shall go in front of you. Nevertheless, when the day comes for punishment, I will punish them for their sin.’

Then the Lord sent a plague on the people, because they made the calf—the one that Aaron made.

𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: perhaps I can make atonement for your sin

We all know that, this is impossible. Man in his powerless state can atone for the sins of man. So, as Saint Thomas de Villanova wrote, "So let God become man, and thus bring together God with his power and man with his guilt." That's what God did with Jesus and so on with our salvation history.

Faith in Jesus Christ—in His incarnation, death, and resurrection—helps us overcome the world, and redeems our sad and broken state because of sin. But still in the process of living in this world with all its allures, we continue to sin. That's not what we are, rather, it is an effect by loss of grace in knowing good and evil (a fruit of the fruit of the tree).

Yesterday I went to confession. The priest, confessor, was very nice and was laughing about most of the topics he was speaking, to make the sacrament lighter. He told me at the first part is that, it is nice that I was back at confession. And it is something we should do frequently. To come back to God, and his Love. I heard a voice that told me as I went home, as

I was contemplating on the trinity that said, as God is united (the Trinity) so does God desire us being united to ourselves.
My confessor told me, maybe jokingly, to beat the old record. He said, "Ohh I went to confession today. Maybe I'll get around two days or three. Then next week will pass after the previous confession before sinning again." Beating the old record so as to practice diligence and discipline in saying no to sin. He told me that, whenever we commit sin, confess again immediately so as not to pile up the sin and make a burden in our hearts.

He told me a story that Saint Teresa of Ávila once said. "Sin is like a thread on the wings of a bird. One sin is like a small thread, barely noticeable but the bird can still fly. Many sins are like threads entangled together. The bird can still fly but it becomes a hindrance." So it is nice, and I call everyone to unite as one Christians, let us also unite as one with God through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫: We have one intercessor in heaven, Saint Anthony of Padua whom we celebrate today. In our sins, let us ask him for strength, that the Holy Spirit may guide us back towards the Good and Love that is God. 𝐋𝐞𝐭 𝐮𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐲.

Saint Anthony of Padua,
You are a strong intercessor in Heaven for us on Earth.
Most of the time you are asked to find lost things.
Help us, intercede for us,
to find our lost and troubled conscience it's way back to God.
To set our hearts aflame with sorrow for our sins and this World,
and turn back to God by penance and love of Him
and our neighbours through Him.

𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝗹𝘆 𝗦𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗶𝘁,
fill the hearts of Your faithful,
and enkindle in them
the fire of Your divine love.
Send forth Your spirit
and they shall be created,
and You shall renew
the face of the earth.

In the name of the Father, ✠
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit,
𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗻.

Credits:
📖:https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus+32%3A30-35&version=NRSVACE
📸:https://dev.stanthonysottawa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/St.-Anthony-642x1024.png
SAINT ANTHONY'S
ᴘᴀʀɪꜱʜ ᴏᴛᴛᴀᴡᴀ
St. Anthony’s Life
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The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (Raphael 1509–1510) depicts theologians debating Transubstantiation, including four Doctors of the Church, with Pope Gregory I and Jerome seated to the left of the altar and Augustine and Ambrose to the right, Pope Julius II, Pope Sixtus IV, Savonarola and Dante Alighieri.

Raphael - See below.
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File:Disputa del Sacramento (Rafael).jpg
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Peace and All Good!

Today is the 𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐩𝐮𝐬 𝐞𝐭 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢

The Angelic Doctor, Saint Thomas Aquinas, a very fervent devotee to the Blessed Sacrament, proposed the feast to Pope Urban IV. A feast solely dedicated to the Eucharist, that is the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ. Saint Thomas Aquinas made many hymns to the Eucharist, the most famous being the Pange Lingua (more famous the last two stanzas called Tantum Ergo).

Let us begin today's Daily

In the name of the Father, ✠
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit,
𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗻.

God our loving Father,
grant us the grace
to hear what we ought to hear,
to see what we ought to see,
that we might do what we ought to do,
in Jesus' name we pray.
Amen.

𝐓𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲'𝐬 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 is from the Holy Gospel according to 𝕵𝖔𝖍𝖓 6:52-59
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us [his] flesh to eat?” Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died, whoever eats this bread will live forever.” These things he said while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.

𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: Jews quarreled among themselves

I've always thought about, how genius Jesus is especially at this is. Of course He is God, Wisdom Himself, but still the completeness of how mysteries are understood is just great and joyful to my heart. I told this many times to my mother, Jesus knew how to truly be with us knowing and understanding completely the Human Body. At biology or physiology class, we understand that food is distributed throughout our body through the intestinal villi and microvilli that has blood vessels.

So as nutrients are distributed to our body through this digestive track, so when we receive Jesus in the Eucharist, either in Body or Blood, or both, we receive Jesus completely. How beautiful wisdom of the Most High!

Now now, reading this again, I'm giggling that the "Jews quarreled among themselves". Surely who wouldn't be scandalized about cannibalism. Another point that I would also take part is that, our home is in heaven, as Jesus always pointed out that His kingdom is not on earth but in Heaven. The Jews did not understand, maybe many fail to grasp the beauty of the Eucharist, but as all gifts are given from Heaven to earth—rain, sunlight—so too do we need to persevere to grasp the things in Heaven eternally after we die.

And we should hold on to that promise of God, a new life, especially to defeat despair and learn to love completely even if we sin. For we sin, that is a fact, we sin and no one is perfect compared to the All Good God. But what we can do even if we sin, is that we should increase our faith, never cease praying, so as to never despair the love of God. Seek reconciliation AND DO PENANCE in times that we do bad. Never despair because we would only make ourselves mis'rable. And God loves a happy you.

𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫: I admit that I sinned, and fell to temptation. But no one has the right to tell that I am or you are better than them, because equally, God is above us. Receive the Eucharist, because it unites us with God, completely, even evidently as physiology tells us. But if by circumstances, and/or because of our sins we really cannot at the moment, let us ask humbly to our loving God. 𝐋𝐞𝐭 𝐮𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐲.

𝗔 𝗣𝗥𝗔𝗬𝗘𝗥 𝗢𝗙
𝗦𝗣𝗜𝗥𝗜𝗧𝗨𝗔𝗟 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗠𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗪𝗜𝗧𝗛 𝗠𝗔𝗥𝗬.

O Immaculate Queen of Heaven and Earth,
Mother of God and Mediatrix of every grace:
I believe that thy dearly beloved Son,
Our Lord Jesus Christ,
is truly, really, and substantially
contained in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

I love Him above all things
and I long to receive Him into my heart.
Since I cannot now receive Him sacramentally,
be so good as to place Him spiritually in my soul.

(moment of silence)

O my Jesus,
I embrace Thee as One who has already come,
and I unite myself entirely to Thee:
never permit me to be separated from Thee.

Amen.

𝗣𝗿𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗛𝗼𝗹𝘆, 𝗠𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗨𝗻𝗱𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆
My God, My God,
present in three divine persons,
I believe, I hope, and I love you.

My God, My God,
Father, Unbegotten, Uncreated,
Son Only-Begotten and Consubstantial with the Father,
and Holy Spirit who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
I believe, I hope, and I love You.

My God, My God,
Jesus Christ who is the earthly presence of the Trinity,
present in the blessed sacrament,
I believe, I hope, and I love you.

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,
Have mercy on us and on the Whole World. 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘦

Sacred Heart of Jesus,
I have recourse to you
I unite my heart to you
have mercy on me.

In the name of the Father, ✠
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit,
𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗻.

Credits:
📖:https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+6%3A52-59&version=NABRE
📸:https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/61/Disputa_del_Sacramento_%28Rafael%29.jpg/1280px-Disputa_del_Sacramento_%28Rafael%29.jpg
The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (Raphael 1509–1510) depicts theologians debating Transubstantiation, including four Doctors of the Church, with Pope Gregory I and Jerome seated to the left of the altar and Augustine and Ambrose to the right, Pope Julius II, Pope Sixtus IV, Savonarola and Dante Alighieri.

Raphael - See below.
Public Domain
File:Disputa del Sacramento (Rafael).jpg
Created: between 1509 and 1510 date QS:P571,+1550-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1319,+1509-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1326,+1510-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
🙏:https://www.catholicdoors.com/prayers/english5/p03082.htm

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Peace and All Good!

Today is the 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲 (𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲) 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐟𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐎𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞 (𝐈𝐈)
According to the Martyrology:

𝙅une 20th 2022, the 20th day of the Moon, were born into the better life:

𝙏he holy martyr Pope Silverius. He refused to restore the [Eutychian] heretic Anthimus, who had been deposed [from the Patriarchate of Constantinople] by his predecessor, Pope Agapitus, and in consequence of this, through a plot of the wicked Empress Theodora, was exiled by Bellisarius to the island of Ponza, where he died for the Catholic faith, broken down by sufferings and hardships, [in the year 538.]

℣. Precious in the sight of the Lord.
℟. Is the death of his saints.

Holy Mary and all the Saints, intercede for us with the Lord, our God, so that we may merit His help and salvation, who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
℟. Amen.

Let us begin today's Daily

In the name of the Father, ✠
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit,
𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗻.

God our loving Father,
grant us the grace
to hear what we ought to hear,
to see what we ought to see,
that we might do what we ought to do,
in Jesus' name we pray.
Amen.

𝐓𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲'𝐬 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 is from the book of 𝕯𝖊𝖚𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖔𝖓𝖔𝖒𝐲 32:48-52
New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

𝗠𝗼𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗶𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗠𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁 𝗡𝗲𝗯𝗼
On that same day the Lord told Moses, ‘Go up into the Abarim Range to Mount Nebo in Moab, opposite Jericho, and view Canaan, the land I am giving the Israelites as their own possession. There on the mountain that you have climbed you will die and be gathered to your people, just as your brother Aaron died on Mount Hor and was gathered to his people. This is because both of you broke faith with me in the presence of the Israelites at the waters of Meribah Kadesh in the Desert of Zin and because you did not uphold my holiness among the Israelites. Therefore, you will see the land only from a distance; you will not enter the land I am giving to the people of Israel.’

𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: because you did not uphold my holiness among the Israelites.

When I opened the bible, I saw this after skimming around the pages of Pentateuch. I thought about writing about what sickness I see in the Church, but then had a better idea when I included one part of the Martyrology for no reason. So I guess I could merge the two, and my message now is, this. Moses died before setting foot on Canaan. Moses, although favoured by God and to whom He revealed His Face, by one fault was unable to be worthy of the promises. Ain't that scary, if we think about ourselves. But in the justice of God, all praise due to wisdom, because we're the one who sins.

The sickness of the Church, that I find, is us we: you and me. That is in a way like Moses, failed to radiate and magnify God. One of the points I wanted to make was, the reason people are failing to go to church—worship and pray—is because the very Church people are not living to the dignity of the name of Christ in our being CHRISTians. I forgot if it was saint James who wrote in his letters that religion is dead without action. There are better atheists or non-CHRISTians compared to Christians. And this is the sickness that isn't seen on anyone, but ourselves. We should look at ourselves more than others, but without despair.

Moses died, and it is the fate of us all, as an effect of that disobedience of Adam and Eve. So did Christ, in His great Godhood took by humility the lowly manhood, and died. We could think that death is a way to heaven. That its gates are the bodily mortal death. I remember reading somewhere that as we have a mortal body on earth, so in death do we take an immortal body like Christ. So we must hold on to these when we are tried. But also, before dying and meeting Christ, even if we have faults, let us live Christ in us, guided by the Spirit. Practice temperance, love, pray and remain far away from sin, and most of all use our minds and conscience, by applying how Jesus is and what He teaches, we may uphold the holiness of God.

𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫: I remember if it was Saint Augustine that said, (non-verbatim) "singing is praying twice". Here is a beautiful Anglican hymn, Abide with Me. 𝐋𝐞𝐭 𝐮𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐲.

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And as the song ends, the invocation to the Holy Spirit

𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝗹𝘆 𝗦𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗶𝘁,
fill the hearts of Your faithful,
and enkindle in them
the fire of Your divine love.
Send forth Your spirit
and they shall be created,
and You shall renew
the face of the earth.

𝗦𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗝𝗲𝘀𝘂𝘀,
I have recourse to you
I unite my heart to you
have mercy on me.

In the name of the Father, ✠
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit,
𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗻.

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Peace and All Good!

Today is the 𝐌𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐀𝐥𝐨𝐲𝐬𝐢𝐮𝐬 𝐆𝐨𝐧𝐳𝐚𝐠𝐚 𝐒𝐉

As an Italian aristocrat, he gave up all rights of inheritance. He became part of the Society of Jesus. Being a Jesuit seminarian, he administered to the sick in times of an epidemic. He is the patron saint of young students, plague victims, to those suffering from incurable diseases, and the caregivers of such.

Let us begin today's Daily

In the name of the Father, ✠
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit,
𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗻.

God our loving Father,
grant us the grace
to hear what we ought to hear,
to see what we ought to see,
that we might do what we ought to do,
in Jesus' name we pray.
Amen.

𝐓𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲'𝐬 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 is from the book of the prophet 𝐈𝖘𝖆𝖎𝖆𝖍 1:16-20
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Wash yourselves clean!
Put away your misdeeds from before my eyes;
cease doing evil;
learn to do good.
Make justice your aim: redress the wronged,
hear the orphan’s plea, defend the widow.
Come now, let us set things right,
says the LORD:

Though your sins be like scarlet,
they may become white as snow;
Though they be red like crimson,
they may become white as wool.
If you are willing, and obey,
you shall eat the good things of the land;
But if you refuse and resist,
you shall be eaten by the sword:
for the mouth of the LORD has spoken!

𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: for the mouth of the LORD has spoken!

Some days ago, I read the Canon of Repentance to the Theotokos by Saint Theodore the Studite (+826). There was one line that struck me: 𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘮𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘵𝘩 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘮𝘺 𝘸𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘩, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘰 𝘥𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘩𝘪𝘮𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 (Ode 6, Stanza 3). We have to look into ourselves, and remember that God gets angry too. Jesus got angry at the temple, when they made it a market place. It is said that our bodies are a temple, and so when we desecrate ourselves with pleasure, then we anger God too.

When I think about God's anger, I feel like it's not because we did the wrong thing only. I believe it's because we did the wrong thing and the effect of it on us is vicariously painful and saddening. For example, when a child does something wrong and injures himself, there are parents that are angry because they are worried about what the effect would be. So when we sin, we injure ourselves and lose grace, and the effect of Sin is worrisome and as the loving Father, Brother, and Advocate God is, they do not want anything wrong to happen to us.

But the reading today reminds us to set things right. We can be made clean, made pure, made full with grace, when we do good and loving things. "Cease doing evil," today's reading says, "learn to do good." Let us learn from the example of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, the charity of service towards the sick and the dying, even to the point of himself dying for others.

He laid down his life for his brothers.
– 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦. 𝘈𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘭𝘶𝘪𝘢, 𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘭𝘶𝘪𝘢.

𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫: Saint John Chrysostom tells us to not mourn our sins and despair, but renew ourselves daily, like a house. And that we should never cease doing good and loving acts, penances and true contriteness, and above all a connection to God through prayer and thought. 𝐋𝐞𝐭 𝐮𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐲.

O Lord of glory, O God of infinite sanctity, who am I that Thou shouldst deign to come to me! "The heavens are not pure in Thy sight," and wilt Thou dwelt in my heart? "Lord! I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof." The consciousness of my unworthiness would prompt me to exclaim, "Depart from me, O Lord, for I am a sinner," but Thy pressing invitation to approach Thy Holy Table encourages me and dispels all my fears. "here I am for Thou didst call me." Come, then, O Jesus, take possession of a heart that wishes to belong to Thee. "Create a clean heart in me, O God, and renew a right spirit within me." "Have mercy on me, O God, and according to the multitude of Thy tender mercies, blot out my iniquity." [Psalm 1:3]

𝗠𝘆 𝗴𝘂𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗹,
pray for me.
Safeguard me from the devil and evil,
and lead me towards heaven with you.
Amen.

In the name of the Father, ✠
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit,
𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗻.

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Saints John Fisher, Bishop and Martyr and Thomas More, Martyr
John Fisher: 1469–1535; Thomas More: 1478–1535
June 22—Optional Memorial
Liturgical Color: Red
Patron Saint of the Diocese of Rochester (Fisher) and of lawyers and politicians (More)

Peace and All Good!

Today we will have the 𝐎𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐌𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐉𝐨𝐡𝐧 𝐅𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫, 𝐁𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩 𝐨𝐟 𝐑𝐨𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫, 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥, 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐢𝐚𝐧, 𝐚𝐜𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐜 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐠𝐞
& 𝐒𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐓𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐬 𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐞, 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐝, 𝐋𝐚𝐲, 𝐄𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐋𝐚𝐰𝐲𝐞𝐫, 𝐉𝐮𝐝𝐠𝐞, 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐨𝐩𝐡𝐞𝐫, 𝐀𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫, 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐧, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐑𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐇𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭.

Let us begin today's Daily

In the name of the Father, ✠
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit,
𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗻.

God our loving Father,
grant us the grace
to hear what we ought to hear,
to see what we ought to see,
that we might do what we ought to do,
in Jesus' name we pray.
Amen.

𝐓𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲'𝐬 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 is from the book of 1 𝐊𝖎𝖓𝖌𝖘 14:21-31
New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

𝗦𝗮𝘂𝗹 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘀 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲
Now the Philistines fought against Israel; the Israelites fled before them, and many fell dead on Mount Gilboa. The Philistines were in hot pursuit of Saul and his sons, and they killed his sons Jonathan, Abinadab and Malki-Shua. The fighting grew fierce around Saul, and when the archers overtook him, they wounded him.

Saul said to his armour-bearer, ‘Draw your sword and run me through, or these uncircumcised fellows will come and abuse me.’

But his armour-bearer was terrified and would not do it; so Saul took his own sword and fell on it. When the armour-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he too fell on his sword and died. So Saul and his three sons died, and all his house died together.

𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: and all his house died together.

Lately I've been going to online mass at the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in Torquay. I'm not an English resident, but I was curious about the Anglican Liturgy. It was beautiful, and above. My newfound friend—well versed in liturgy—told me that it is called “sense of the sacred„. And I thought that was something that completely sums up my feelings.

Anyway, I excluded the about the saints because it'd be redundant. These two saints are a symbol of English Catholic dissidents, one who at the time of the protestant reformation, former King Henry VIII when he proclaimed the sov'reign monarch ("the crown") is head of the church of England. These two opposed that idea, being loyal to the Catholic faith. I think there are marriages involved with the king's idea of secession from Rome, but I have no idea about that yet. We have two kings today, one in Today's Readings and another on Today's Saints. These kings have one thing in common, that is to do what they willeth. Saul was greatly admonished by the prophet Samuel in his time, and so was Henry VIII.

I have nothing against Anglicans, and I think they are neat, but I also want to say something to both Anglicans and Catholics, and to all the Christians whatever denomination you may be. To love God, means giving up yourself for God. We are like a vessel, but unlike any kind of machine we have a choice of actually doing what is right and not. This is redundant of me to say it again, but I think it's something we have to continue to repeat in our minds.

Tomorrow is the Solemnity of the Birthday of Saint John the Baptist, and he the simplest man, the least but greatest in heaven and earth did say, "I must decrease and He must increase." Let us reflect upon ourselves these questions: Have we decreased? How can we decrease more to magnify the greatness of the Lord?

𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫: Truly a waste of a good life for Saul and his family because of following His cowardness. Also a waste of good wives of King Henry VIII, because of his pride and incontinences, and most of all misogyny of only having a "male" heir. 𝐋𝐞𝐭 𝐮𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐲.

Saint Joseph, blessed are you Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
You humbled yourself to follow the will of God,
and became a wonderful father to our humble little brother; the lamb, the bridegroom.
Help us to be like you, a vessel in salvation with Christ.
And as perils and temptations come by us,
pray for us that we may never forget that we have an intercessor and spiritual father to the Father in heaven.
Pray for us, a divided Church, especially for the relations of the Anglican and Catholic church,
that the body of Christ be one, united in love, strengthened by the Spirit, proclaiming one faith in courage amidst trials.

𝗧𝗼 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗢 𝗕𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗝𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗽𝗵, we have recourse to You too. For having the honour of being joined to the hearts of Mary and Jesus, we know that Your intercession is powerful too. Hear our prayers and protect us with Saint Michael the Archangel. For You are regarded as the Protector of the Church as once You have protected Jesus from mortal danger of Herod. Intercede for us, and by sacred trust, faith, and hope in You, we know that our prayers are heard with the Blessed Mother Your spouse. Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

𝗦𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗝𝗲𝘀𝘂𝘀,
I have recourse to you
I unite my heart to you
have mercy on me.

In the name of the Father, ✠
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit,
𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗻.

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Saints John Fisher, Bishop and Martyr and Thomas More, Martyr
John Fisher: 1469–1535; Thomas More: 1478–1535
June 22—Optional Memorial
Liturgical Color: Red
Patron Saint of the Diocese of Rochester (Fisher) and of lawyers and politicians (More)

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Jesus the Lamb of God, and Mary the Mother of the Lamb and the Bride chosen by the Lamb, the new Ewe (HAHAHA)
Peace and All Good!

Today is the 𝐅𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐋𝐚𝐝𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐩
𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐂𝐲𝐫𝐢𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐀𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐚

Such a beautiful day today because, the incarnation where the divinity and humanity of Christ was defended by Saint Cyril of Alexandria, more so by having Christ be Divine and Human, the mother of Christ is the mother of God; Theotokos. I'm not sure if that is the reason why Our Mother of Perpetual Help was given a feast on Saint Cyril's memorial, or that Saint Cyril's memorial was placed on this day. But the beauty of the circumstance, that the Defender of the Incarnation, and the very Mother of the Incarnate, is both celebrated today, is beautiful.

Let us begin today's Daily

In the name of the Father, ✠
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit,
𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗻.

God our loving Father,
grant us the grace
to hear what we ought to hear,
to see what we ought to see,
that we might do what we ought to do,
in Jesus' name we pray.
Amen.

𝐓𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲'𝐬 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 is from the book of 𝕲𝖊𝖓𝖊𝖘𝖎𝖘 24:57-67
The New American Bible The New Catholic Translation (Thomas Nelson, Inc 1987)

They answered, “Let us call the girl and see what she herself has to say about it.” So they called Rebekah and asked her, “Do you wish to go with this man?” She answered, “I do.” At this they allowed their sister Rebekah and her nurse to take leave, along with Abraham's servant and his men. Invoking a blessing on Rebekah, they said:

“Sister, may you grow
into thousands of myriads;
And may your descendants gain possession
of the gates of their enemies!”

Then Rebekah and her maids started out; they mounted their camels and followed the man. So the servant took Rebekah and went on his way.

Meanwhile Isaac had gone from Beer-lahai-roi and was living in the region of the Negeb. One day toward evening he went out…in the field, and as he looked around, he noticed that camels were approaching. Rebekah, too, was looking about, when she saw him, she alighted from her camel and asked the servant, “Who is the man out there, walking through the fields towards us?” “That is my master,” replied the servant. Then she covered herself with a veil.

The servant recounted to Isaac all the things he had done. Then Isaac took Rebekah into his tent; he married her, and thus she became his wife. In his love for her Isaac found solace after the death of his mother Sarah.

𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: She answered, “I do.”

It was really wonderful, that when I browsed Genesis, I found this reading. I think I don't understand some of it because, this was the ending of the narrative. But at least I want to share what I felt reading it. Of course I am a fan of romance, romantic comedy, and slice of life stories. Love is the lightest thing to bear in your heart. Now we put ourselves as them on the story, to relate ourselves and them; otherwise we would have indifference for the story at all. But when I was reading this, I thought about God, Jesus Christ the bridegroom.

Who could be more acceptable, as a mediator to the bridegroom than His mother. I remember reading Saint Thomas de Villanova's sermon: "for thirty-three years, never did she leave his side. As an infant she nursed him, as an adolescent reared him, and served him until his death. With him she shared all the secrets of her heart." A true mother and son relationship, not unique to them, but common to everyone. We understand something special with the mother〜son relationship of Our Lord and Lady, that is as exalted is Jesus in heaven, so was His mother taken into heaven, being lovingly engraved in the heart of the Son.

Now the reading yesterday reminds us, following Jesus is not an easy task. Psalm 125 (126) says that "They go out, they go out full of tears, *
carrying seed for the sowing:
they come back, they come back, full of song, *
carrying their sheaves."
And it is really nice to think, that with the Holy Spirit and the Angels, we have a very loving advocate, and most of all a mother, of perpetual help.

𝗦𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗝𝗲𝘀𝘂𝘀,
I have recourse to you
I unite my heart to you
have mercy on me.

𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫: The "I do" is never easy, but it is always with great joy, that the journey is retold after a great triumph. This is a hymn I personally love when praying the novena prayer to the Theotokos, Our Mother, Lady of Perpetual Help every Wednesday before mass. 𝐋𝐞𝐭 𝐮𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐲.

https://youtu.be/8s_DdRwhe3g

Mother of Christ, Mother of Christ,
What shall I ask of thee?
I do not sigh for the wealth of earth,
For the joys that fade and flee.
But Mother of Christ,
Mother of Christ this do I long to see,
The bliss untold which thine arms enfold,
The treasure upon thy knee.

Mother of Christ, Mother of Christ,
I toss on a stormy sea.
O, lift thy child as a beacon light to the port where I fain would be.
And Mother of Christ, Mother of Christ,
This do I ask of thee when the voyage is o'er,
Oh, stand on the shore and show him at last to me.

𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝗹𝘆 𝗦𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗶𝘁,
fill the hearts of Your faithful,
and enkindle in them
the fire of Your divine love.
Send forth Your spirit
and they shall be created,
and You shall renew
the face of the earth.

In the name of the Father, ✠
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit,
𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗻.

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Proprium missae - Pretiossimi sanguinis domini nostri Jesu Christi - Przenajdroższej krwi pana Jezusa
𝘤𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝙬 𝙤𝙗𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙞𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙙𝙮𝙘𝙟𝙞 𝙬𝙞𝙖𝙧𝙮

Peace and All Good!

Today is the 𝐒𝐢𝐱𝐭𝐡𝐝𝐚𝐲 (𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲) 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐎𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞 (𝐈𝐈)
Today also, in the traditional calendar, is the 𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐁𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭

Fridays are devoted to the Passion or the Sacred Heart. And from what I have read, the office for the dead may be used in devotion every first free day in the month. Once a separate occasion from Corpus Sanguinis Christi, today's solemnity was merged to Corpus Christi, to avoid solemnities impeding with the Sunday celebration/obligation.

Let us begin today's Daily

In the name of the Father, ✠
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit,
𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗻.

God our loving Father,
grant us the grace
to hear what we ought to hear,
to see what we ought to see,
that we might do what we ought to do,
in Jesus' name we pray.
Amen.

𝐓𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲'𝐬 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 is from 𝐏𝖘𝖆𝖑𝖒 50 (51):18-21
Grail Psalms from Universalis

For in sacrifice you take no delight,
burnt offering from me you would refuse,
my sacrifice, a contrite spirit.
A humbled, contrite heart you will not spurn.

In your goodness, show favour to Sion:
rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
Then you will be pleased with lawful sacrifice,
holocausts offered on your altar.

𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.

When I was praying Lauds, I had a thought especially at these lines and phrases: "in sacrifice", "burnt offering", "rebuild the walls of Jerusalem", "lawful sacrifice", "holocausts offered on your altar." Then I had a thought, "Why doesn't Christianity do it now?" I remember the Passover Seder that Fr. Chito told us the Jews don't have a temple, that's why they don't offer sacrifices.

Then I remember Jesus Christ, as the ultimate sacrifice. I would like to take this moment to grow in wonder at the Lord, how great the spirit makes me think about sacrifices especially at the time of the Solemnity of the Precious Blood.

Now, now, the conclusion I had from that thought is that, God did show favour to Sion, to Israel, but not limited to them, but extending His love to us, the non-Jews (Gentiles). Now the walls of Jerusalem have been rebuilt, but these are not physical walls of limestones or other rocks, but a strong rock rooted on the temple of the body of Christ—in reference to Jesus saying that the temple be rebuilt again after three days from its destruction—and built upon was Cephas who is the Rock (Peter).

Now there is no other sacrifice that delights God. I think he said that in Psalm 49 (50) that all the animals are his, and he does not eat the blood of goats or rams I think. But the one true sacrifice, that delights the Father, is the Son whom died on the cross, which is present everywhere at mass. And since everywhere at the world we celebrate mass, in every "temples" near our homes, the most acceptable, loving, and highest holocaust offered to the altar of God is the eucharist.

When we look closely, especially on the eucharistic prayer, and with the grace of the spirit and help of our imagination, we will see angels singing with us in the "Holy, holy, holy" (Sanctus); Mary the Mother of Jesus, and Saint Joseph her most chaste spouse, the apostles, and all the saints interceding for us in our needs; the priest being in persona Christi in the "take this all of you" (institution); ordinary bread, becomes extraordinary flesh; ordinary wine becomes extraordinary blood; and the real presence of God, one in three, with all the heavenly Glory of Angels and its choirs, and saints whom whom once trod the earth. By simple prayers and strong faith, we see the souls of the faithfully departed, whom held on to the belief of Christ as God, is purified quickly to heaven. The priest, like old Jewish temple times, being the priest asking the Father to receive the sacrifice in his hands. The most beautiful of all, the glimpse of heaven, all the faithful on earth praying to God, responding in the responses, singing hymns of glory; a new song unto the lord.

Now with regards to the lawful sacrifice, what other sacrifice is as lawful as the greatest act of Love. The love of Jesus Christ, whom is God, humbled himself to earth, gave up the pleasures of heaven and earth, embraced the pain of sin that should've been ours. Love exceeds the law, as Saint Paul said, and this is very much exampled by Christ. And through Him, with Him, and in Him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, the Father is very well pleased, and we should listen to Him.

𝗢 𝗕𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿
which flowed out from the heart of Jesus
as a Fountain of Mercy for us,
I trust in You!

𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫: Our sacrifice, a contrite spirit. But to those whom are called to the special office of clergy, offers the greatest sacrifice in the mass, more favourable than holocaust because done in an act of love. And through that shedding of blood, we have been forgiven, redeemed, and exulted with Christ. Though we continue to live in the world, let us live in the shedding of the precious blood, through whom we rejoice that we have shared the salvation of our souls and the whole world's. 𝐋𝐞𝐭 𝐮𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐲.

O God, Who by the Precious Blood of Thine Only Begotten Son hast redeemed the whole world, preserve in us the work of Thy mercy, so that, ever honouring the mystery of our salvation, we may merit to obtain its fruits. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who lives and reigns with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

℣. We adore You O Christ, and we bless You.
℟. Because by Your holy Cross, You have redeemed the world.

In the name of the Father, ✠
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit,
𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗻.

Credits:
📖: Universalis App
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Proprium missae - Pretiossimi sanguinis domini nostri Jesu Christi - Przenajdroższej krwi pana Jezusa
𝘤𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝙬 𝙤𝙗𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙞𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙙𝙮𝙘𝙟𝙞 𝙬𝙞𝙖𝙧𝙮

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Greetings nations of The House of Prayer,

Here is the Turkic World News of June 2022

TURKIC WORLD NEWS-JUNE 2022

06/06/22: 27 years later Qazaqstan, to start a period which would be called "the new Qazaqstan", held a constitutional referrendum, second since their national history. Question was "Do you accept amendments and additions to the Constitution of the Republic of Qazaqstan set forth in the draft Law of the Republic of Qazaqstan "On Amendments and Additions to the Constitution of the Republic of Qazaqstan", published in the media on 6 May 2022?". Referrendum resulted in "Yes" with 77.18%.

The new constitution will clearly state that Qazaq soil, along with natural sources under the earth, belongs to the nation (previously state owned). Death penalty will be abolished. President and many other authorities will not be able to become member of political parties as long as they are in charge.

14/06/22: Crimean Tatars on the occupied peninsula are experiencing the greatest repression. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelensky during a video address to the participants of the American Jewish Committee Global Forum. "The Russian army has destroyed the communities, in which the Greek community has lived for centuries. The Crimean Tatars on the occupied peninsula are experiencing the greatest repressions. Russian rockets hit Babyn Yar in Kyiv, a Russian missile damaged the Menorah in Drobitsky Yar near Kharkiv”, Zelensky Linksaid.

20/06/22: Composer and artist Iraqi Turk Muhammed Ahmed Erbilli passed away at 89. His compostions went beyond Iraq and were heard in Istanbul, Kirkuk, Azerbaijan and more. 12 songs that were popularized by Ibrahim Tatlıses are compositions of Erbilli, like "Yallah şoför", "Almağa gelin", "Yandım televizyonun elinden" and "Kızlar el ele verin". (Editor's Note: Iraq Turks/Turkmens are of a different ethnicity than Turkmens)

Kurdistan Regional Government authorities opposed Muhammed Ahmed Erbilli's coffin being covered by Turkmeneli flag. Kurd authorities' claim was that the Turkmeneli flag symbolizes a political party. Minutes later the flag was removed. Iraqi Turkish journalist Mustafa Kemal Yılmaz Linkreports.

24/06/22: China's Australia embassador Xiao Qian was interrupted by protestors during speech. Demonstrators shouted to "stop the genocide" in Xinjiang and "Tibet remains colonised". One asked: "How about freedom of speech in China?". LinkThe Guardian

29/06/22: Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Department of Culture opened “Resmin Türkçesi: Türk Dünyasının Tuvalde Buluşması” exhibition, which features works by artists from the Turkic world and Turkey, spanning seven countries on two continents. (Editor's Note: Exhibition's name translates to "The Turkish of Painting: Meeting of the Turkic World on Canvas". The word "Turkish" in this context means language and not nationality.)

The exhibition can be visited in "Tophane-i Amire Kültür Merkezi" for free from 28 June to 3 July. Includes works of Akmal Nuridonov and Alisher Alikulov from Uzbekistan, Arif Aziz, Refik Aziz and Sakit Mammadov from Azerbaijan, Eldar Aitmatov, Yuristanbek Shygaev and Musakeev Temirbek from Kyrgyzstan, Sembigali Smagulov from Qazaqstan, Hüssein Husseinov from Turkmenistan, Devrim Erbil, Ergin İnan, Kadir Ablak, Mahir Güven, Süleyman Saim Tekcan and Yalçın Gökçebağ from Türkiye. Linkkültür.istanbul

30/06/22: Chinese ultra-nationalists violently assault Hong Kong human rights protestors at the China vs Australia basketball match. Activist Max Mok (莫熾韜) was holding a sign by Badiucao (巴丢草) supporting Australian Uyghur political prisoner Mirzat Taher - imprisoned for 25 years. "Security didn’t take any action against this violent attacker but they did drag me backwards down a flight of stairs for holding signs supporting Australian political prisoners in China and calling for an end to Uyghur Genocide" Drew Pavlou says and Linkreports.

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The United SDEPs' Holy Empire of Cretoia-Slrathria

Peace and All Good!

Today is the 𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐎𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞 (𝐈𝐈)
Today is also the 𝐅𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐓𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐬

We know Saint Thomas as the doubter when Jesus was reportedly seen at the breaking of the bread. In apocryphal works, he is documented to be a missionary to Persia, but by tradition of the locals (especially that of Kerala, calling themselves Christians of Saint Thomas) and current documents, it is possible that he had been the Apostle to India.

Let us begin today's Daily

In the name of the Father, ✠
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit,
𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗻.

God our loving Father,
grant us the grace
to hear what we ought to hear,
to see what we ought to see,
that we might do what we ought to do,
in Jesus' name we pray.
Amen.

𝐓𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲'𝐬 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 is from the Holy Gospel of 𝕸𝖆𝖗𝐤 2:5-12
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Child, your sins are forgiven.” Now some of the scribes were sitting there asking themselves, “Why does this man speak that way? He is blaspheming. Who but God alone can forgive sins?” Jesus immediately knew in his mind what they were thinking to themselves, so he said, “Why are you thinking such things in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, pick up your mat and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority to forgive sins on earth”—he said to the paralytic, “I say to you, rise, pick up your mat, and go home.” He rose, picked up his mat at once, and went away in the sight of everyone. They were all astounded and glorified God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this.”

𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: that you may know that the Son of Man has authority to forgive sins on earth

I have a feeling about this, when understanding this scripture. Of course it is evident by future passages of the scriptures and catechism that Jesus Christ is God and Man therefore having the power to forgive sins in this scene. But I too have a feeling that, Jesus calls us too, having the term Son of Man, to forgive sins. It may be blasphemous of me to think, and sorry for that. Of course in our religion, the Catholic faith, only priests and higher ranking clergy (if authority is not taken away) can forgive sin.

My point in my thought is that, being the Son of Man, Jesus calls us and unites us to the Father, and we too have a share in the Father through Jesus Christ. This Inherited Grace, like all graces, can be lost through sin. That I think is why only and especially consecrated persons, (Priests, Bishops etc.) can forgive sins. They have made vows to be more united to Christ day-by-day as they live their mission. By honouring our Mother Church, we must believe them and pray for the Clergy; but if they do wrong, it is God's judgement not ours. When they sin, they remove the purity of their consecrated hands, soul, and life, as we also do; but they in a special and heavier gravity, and it is in their Bishop's or Religious Superior to dispense them from the sacrament of Penance.

And here is a common knowledge to us, that we can forgive others' sins, that is the sin done to us. By unburdening ourselves with others, that we are filled with hate, despise, or even disgust, and still show love even when it doesn't seem right. Because if we are to follow the world, we would only sow hatred and reap havoc. Another is, forgiving ourselves. Sometimes we are burdened by the thought of ourselves, and we must remember that we have a loving God. This is the same as forgiving others, that we become light and have no baggage. Forgiveness is the Lord's, that is true, but let us never plant seeds of hate so we can bear fruits of love.

𝗢 𝗕𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿
which flowed out from the heart of Jesus
as a Fountain of Mercy for us,
I trust in You!

𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫: After quite few more readings, I can say that the laymen cannot forgive sins. Truly it is in God's will to forgive sins, but we too can plead with him for others; especially those who hurt us, and those suffering in sickness just like the paralytic, those dead or near death. 𝐋𝐞𝐭 𝐮𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐲.

Father,
in the rising of your Son
death gives birth to new life.
The sufferings he endured
restored hope to a fallen world.
Let sin never ensnare us
with empty promises of passing joy.
Make us one with you always,
so that our joy may be holy,
and our love may give life.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

𝗣𝗿𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗛𝗼𝗹𝘆, 𝗠𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗨𝗻𝗱𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆
My God, My God,
present in three divine persons,
I believe, I hope, and I love you.

My God, My God,
Father, Unbegotten, Uncreated,
Son Only-Begotten and Consubstantial with the Father,
and Holy Spirit who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
I believe, I hope, and I love You.

My God, My God,
Jesus Christ who is the earthly presence of the Trinity,
present in the blessed sacrament,
I believe, I hope, and I love you.

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,
Have mercy on us and on the Whole World. 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘦

In the name of the Father, ✠
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit,
𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗻.

Credits:
📖:https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+2%3A5-12&version=NABRE
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🙏:Universalis (C)
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