Monday, September 14, 2009

Jesus on the Cross

St. Ignatius realized that we cannot talk about God’s abundant mercy and unconditional love for us without having us sit or stand or kneel before Jesus on the cross. 

This is the love that transcends all sin. “What greater love does one have than to lay down his life for his friends?” 

In the presence of such love, in the presence of Jesus on the cross, we talk with him as a friend talks to a friend.

Paragraphs 53 and 54 from the Spiritual Exercises

Imagine Christ our Lord suspended on the cross before you, and converse with him in a colloquy: How is it that he, although he is the Creator, has come to make himself a human being? How is it that he has passed from eternal life to death here in time, and to die in this way for my sins?

In a similar way, reflect on yourself and ask:

What have I done for Christ?

What am I doing for Christ?

What ought I to do for Christ?

In this way, too, gazing on him in so pitiful a state as he hangs on the cross, speak out whatever comes to your mind

A Colloquy is made, properly speaking, in the way one friend speaks to another, or a servant to one in authority – now begging for a favor, now accusing oneself of some misdeed, now telling one’s concerns and asking counsel about them. Close with an Our Father.

Turn the questions around if that helps:

What has Christ done for me?

What is Christ doing for me?
What ought Christ to do for me?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

What everyone must know about HELL

We know that Hell exists, because Jesus teaches us in the Bible

Catechism of the Catholic Church
1034 Jesus often speaks of "Gehenna" of "the unquenchable fire" reserved for those who to the end of their lives refuse to believe and be converted, where both soul and body can be lost.612 Jesus solemnly proclaims that he "will send his angels, and they will gather . . . all evil doers, and throw them into the furnace of fire,"613 and that he will pronounce the condemnation: "Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire!"614

Teachings of Catholic Church on Hell

Catechism of the Catholic Church

1035 The teaching of the Church affirms the existence of hell and its eternity. Immediately after death the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into hell, where they suffer the punishments of hell, "eternal fire."615 The chief punishment of hell is eternal separation from God, in whom alone man can possess the life and happiness for which he was created and for which he longs.

For all details click this link from official site at Vatican

References from the Holy Bible
612 Cf. Mt 5:22, 29; 10:28; 13:42, 50; Mk 9:43-48.
613 Mt 13:41-42.
614 Mt 25:41.

Complete vision given by our Lord to St John Bosco
Click on this link - St John Bosco's vision of Hell will give you an idea of Purgatory and Hell

Save souls in Purgatory from their severe incomprehensible sufferings,
Pray daily to Jesus the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Fr Jose Maniangat's personal testimony - Near Death Experience on Hell, Purgatory and Heaven
Catholic Priest's personal Near Death Experience on Heaven, Hell and Purgatory as revealed by Jesus

Message of Fatima also warns us about Hell
At Fatima Our Lady said that God wished to establish in the world devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our Lady said that many souls would be saved from Hell and the annihilation of nations averted if, in time, devotion to Her Immaculate Heart were established principally by these two means:
1) the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by the Pope together with the world's bishops in a solemn public ceremony, and
(2) the practice or receiving Holy Communion (and other specific devotions of about 1/2 hour in duration) in reparation for the sins committed against the Blessed Virgin Mary, on the first Saturdays of five consecutive months--a practice known to Catholics as "the First Saturday" devotion.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Christ to the world Prayer Meeting

Christ to the world Prayer

Next Prayer Meeting:
Manel & Lucien
35 Arundale St, Dharuk

Date: 06 Sep 2009
Time: 3.30PM
Contact: 96252046

Next Prayer Meeting:
Victoria & Lawrence
55 Charlton Ave, Chipping Norton
Contact: 97554050

Date: 13 Sept, 2009
Time: 3.30PM

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