Saturday, April 26, 2014

Saints John XXIII & J.P.II

Brothers & Sisters, to be a saint is something we need to always keep in mind, this is true ambition for us, no longer money or fame but holiness is our goal. Remember Satan is real and temptation is always close, be on guard against anger and hate. Let us pray from John XXIII and J.P.II



"The saints were generous they readily and immediately corresponded with the grace which was never wanting and seized upon and brought into their lives every tittle of the truth. No delay.

The one thing which guided them was- the will of God (hic et nunc). They proceeded with energy to root out all humanness and self from their lives and to replace the spirit of Jesus. And so they became dead to self.

 They never acted on impulse always the used the cardinal virtue of prudence which resides in the intellect. Prayer and mortification were the weapons." 'Ad majorem Dei gloriam.' Diary.1941

Monday, April 21, 2014

catechesis

“166.  Another aspect of catechesis which has developed in recent decades is mystagogic initiation.[128] This basically has to do with two things: a progressive experience of formation involving the entire community and a renewed appreciation of the liturgical signs of Christian initiation. Many manuals and programmes have not yet taken sufficiently into account the need for a mystagogical renewal, one which would assume very different forms based on each educational community’s discernment.
Catechesis is a proclamation of the word and is always centred on that word,
yet it also demands a suitable environment and an attractive presentation, the
use of eloquent symbols, insertion into a broader growth process and the
integration of every dimension of the person within a communal journey of
hearing and response.” Apostolic exhortation. Evangelii gaudium.
of the holy Father Francis.