Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos Blessed Trinity ( Father Image in blue light) Son, Holy Spirit, ctr Blue Pigeon flew @ the Birthday Healing Mass for Blessed Seelos
Blessed Trinity, the Saints and Peace!
Reflecting on the Holy Trinity, I was thinking, this is the very image we need to bring peace and in particular to our town, New Orleans, LA ( NOLA), in fact the country, and the entire world! The Blessed Trinity relationship is the fullness of the faith which God, the Father, wants to share with us! It is a loving relationship between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and something we should imitate! Definition of the Trinity in the Catechism here.
The nuclear family is a reflection of the Blessed Trinity as we see in this paragraph from NFP Outreach.NFP Outreach JPII New Vision of Human Sexuality, Marriage and Family Life"Each and every one of us is a person called to act as God acts, to do what God does. Since God loves, all human beings are called to love in the same way that God loves. Thus, after creating Adam and Eve in His image and likeness, God invited them to "be fertile and multiply", i.e., to love each other as He loved them. (See Gen. 1:28.) In loving each other, they formed a communion of persons, the first family. Since this first family was founded on an act of love similar to the love of God, the resulting communion of persons, the family, was an imitation of the communion of persons in the Trinity, Itself. Further, since Adam and Eve represent all human beings, their creation in God’s image is true for all of us. In addition, the invitation to form a family in imitation of the Trinity is directed to all of us."
God is with us and often sends us signs! I took this picture (center top) at a Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans Conference in New Orleans several years ago, and to me it reflects the Blessed Trinity that I am referring to! The blue light coming down looks like a man's face, (which just appeared in the picture), maybe an image of God the Father, then God the Son on the Crucifix and Holy Spirit on the banner.
Also, Catholicism has is very rich history in the state of Louisiana and goes back to the origins of our country! New Orleans, La is the second oldest diocese in the United States beginning in 1793. The state is blessed with the "Saint of New Orleans", Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos , Our Lady of Prompt Succor and St. Louis, King of France are the patron saints of our diocese. Unlike other states, our state is divided up into parishes, often named after saints! In fact, the rich Catholic History is one of the reasons I love this state so much! Recently, my mind has really been focused on how our beloved state is being very much attacked by the "Culture Of Death!"
Just last year Louisiana we were named the most pro-life state because we currently have the most pro-life laws in the country, but the devil is like a roaring lion ready to devour! Just recently we have become aware that Planned Parenthood has purchased a lot on a well statergized plot of land, to build a 7,000 sq. foot facility in New Orleans! The facility has met great opposition from the pro-life community. The Nola Needs Peace Coalition called together a Press Conference and gathering with approximately 600 people in support of Nola Needs Peace Gathering and approximately 100 in opposition! Pro-life activist and former Planned Parenthood director, Abby Johnson spoke at the Gathering, as well at the State Capital before the Health and Welfare Committee on a Resolution to ban Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid money because one of the provisions is that PP should not refer women to abortions with Medicaid money. Abby Johnson gave much hope to the people of Louisiana when she spoke at the Press Conference. She said when she was with PP in Texas, they had purchased some property to build a new PP center and the people in the community rose up and stopped the facility from being built!! All is not lost!
Finally, we can fight this, but not only do we need to fight it in the capitol, we need to educated our neighbor, but we need to petition all of heaven, especially the the Blessed Trinity, His saints and Our Blessed Mother! I believe God has sent New Orleans much assistance over the decades and will continue to do so as he did in the famous Battle of Orleans when General Andrew Jackson's 6,000 American troops faced 15,000 British soldiers. It seemed as though the city of New Orleans was doomed. On the eve of the Battle of New Orleans, New Orleans residents joined the Ursuline sisters at their convent in the French Quarter to pray throughout the night, imploring the help of Our Lady of Prompt Succor. On the morning of January 8, the Very Rev. William Dubourg, Vicar General, offered Mass at the altar on which the statue of Our Lady of Prompt Succor had been placed. . The Prioress of the Ursuline convent, Mother Ste. Marie Olivier de Vezin, made a vow to have a Mass of Thanksgiving sung annually should the American forces win. At the very moment of communion, a courier ran into the chapel to inform all those present that the British had been defeated!
God continues to send us heavenly signs that he is with us!
An image of Jesus' holy face (above) with the crowning of thorns appeared to a young girl after she prayed in the church and asked for a sign! She soon opened her eyes and saw this image in the sanctuary of the shrine!
In August 2013, Bishop Robert Muench Blessed the second, Pro-life, New Life Woman's Center in Louisiana, now in Baton Rouge! This pro-life, pregnancy center is located right next door to the Delta Abortion Clinic.
The Woman's New Life Center has been open in New Orleans since 2001 and is also located right next door to the Causeway Medical Clinic (abortion facility) which has helped to change and save so many lives at NO CHARGE, through professional counseling, ultrasound and post abortive counseling! Also, WNLC recently opened Hope Fertility Care Center which teaches the Creighton Model system. This program helps couples avoid or achieve a pregnancy, and helps those struggling with infertility and other reproductive issues.
WNLC needs your support because often times, women feel they have no other choice in their time of need and so the strategically placed WNLC is vital to saving lives in those often vulnerable and crucial moments!
Monday, Nov. 4th - Cathedral of St. Francis de Sales 500 Goode Street Houma, Louisiana 70360 Cathedral Office: (985) 876-6904 Tuesday, Nov. 5th - 7:00 pm St. Dominic Catholic Church ?775 Harrison Avenue ?New Orleans, Louisianna 70124 Church Office: (504) 482-4156 Wednesday Nov. 6th Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church 28008 Main Street Lacombe, Louisianna 70445 Thursday Nov. 7thSt. Alphonsus Catholic Church 14040 Greenwell Springs Rd Greenwell Spings, Louisianna 70739 Friday, Nov. 8th -7:00 pm Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church ?700 South Broadway Street Erath, Louisiana. 70533 Church Office: (330) 937-6888
Ever since 1994, Alan has been travelling all continents to witness how God lifted him from misery and hopelessness into a life full of joy and freedom. Alan has the gift of healing. After his talks, he would pray over each of those present (by laying on of hands). Alan has other gifts of the Holy Spirit as well (words of knowledge etc.). These gifts have been documented by priests and bishops all over the world. Alan's ministry enjoys the explicit permission and support of his archbishop Most Rev Timothy Costelloe SDB, Archbishop of Perth. www. AlanAmes,org
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“His blood is the symbol of life, life given for God and for others and its presence reminds us of the Christian vocation to spend one’s life loving God and neighbor,”said Father Slawomir Oder, postulator of John Paul II’s cause for canonization and custodian of the relic.