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Hoy celebramos la fiesta de San Nicolás, patrono de los niños, marineros y viajeros. ⁣No dejemos que el marketing y el consumismo nos roben la #navidad. ⁣Pidámosle a San Nicolás que por su intercesión, Dios preserve nuestros corazones  que esperan su llegada. ⁣https://bit.ly/2sRWAHP ⁣#IglesiaCatólica #catolicosdelmundo #latinoamericacatolica #instacatholic #catholic #catholicchurch #religious #religiouslife #santidad #spirituality #spiritual #popefrancis #catholicism
ETA: Sold  She is finished ❤️ Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. She’s not yet listed in the Etsy shop. I wanted to give people that were interested a chance to message me here first ✨  If you’d like this statue for yourself or to give as a Christmas present send me a DM!
@revealing.jesus Inspiration Below 🔽❤️🔽 . Hey Revealers! When people read that Jesus said this on the cross, it can shock a lot of people. It leaves people questioning whether Jesus was actually doubting the Father. . However, this phrase that Jesus says, "My God, My God, Why have you forsaken my?" is actually the first verse of psalm. It was common practice in those days to say the first verse of psalm to represent a prayer of the whole of the psalm itself. . The psalm that Jesus was referring to was Psalm 22, commonly known as the suffering servant psalm. It depicts someone suffering a great deal, but recognizing that God is in fact with them, that He is fact hears their cries. . The Psalm is also filled with many references to the Cross, such as Jesus' mouth being dry (Psalm 22:15), Jesus' garment being split (Psalm 22:18), his hands and feet being pierced (Psalm 22:16), and so on. . The Psalm eventually ends with God coming and helping the world, hearing the cry of the suffering. . So, when Jesus is saying "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?," many scholars argue that he in fact was not doubting the Father, but instead doing quite opposite. He was recalling Psalm 22, and showing His trust in the Father. . . . #bibleverse #bibleverses #dailybibleverse #dailybibleverses #bibleverseoftheday #biblestudy #scriptureverse #scriptureverses #dailyscriptureverse #bibledaily #catholic #catholicism #catholicchurchdaily
🌟NEW PRODUCT RELEASE!🌟 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The star, which they had seen in the east, went on before them until it came and stood over the place where the Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshipped Him.” -Mathew 2:9-11  This elegant and simple white and gold rosary, with our signature leather cord, is a reminder of the Star of Bethlehem. The star that shines bright above the newborn King, always drawing us in and leading us to Him.  This is a limited edition rosary, friends, so get yours while you can!  #westcoastcatholic westcoastcatholic.org
Hoy se celebra a San Juan Diego, el vidente de la Virgen de Guadalupe 🙏🙏🙏 ⁣“¡Amado Juan Diego, ‘el águila que habla’! Enséñanos el camino que lleva a la Virgen Morena del Tepeyac, para que ella nos reciba en lo íntimo de su corazón”, dijo San Juan Pablo II en la canonización de San Juan Diego, el vidente de la Virgen de Guadalupe, y cuya fiesta se celebra cada 9 de diciembre. ⁣Foto: @fiore.garrido / ACI Prensa ⁣https://bit.ly/2DTqihR ⁣#IglesiaCatólica #catolicosdelmundo #latinoamericacatolica #instacatholic #catholic #catholicchurch #religious #religiouslife #santidad #spirituality #spiritual #popefrancis #catholicism
I'm so glad that Jesus was born in a stable. Because my soul is so much like a stable. It is poor and in unsatisfactory condition because of guilt, falsehoods, inadequacies and sin. Yet I believe that if Jesus can be born in a stable, maybe he can also be born in me. // Dorothy Day ••• I’m so grateful we have a God who enters so intimately into our messiness. Who understands deeply and intimately the suffering embedded in our human experience. Who not only enters in but makes a home in our dark, dirty souls when we let him, and works wonders within us, despite our inadequacies. • Amazed • Humbled • Grateful •
📹VIDEO: ¿Estás listo para una semana llena de fiestas marianas? ¡Marca tu calendario ahora! ⁣Te recordamos que el 8 de diciembre coincide con el segundo de Adviento y por eso la Inmaculada Concepción se celebra hoy lunes 9. ⁣#IglesiaCatólica #catolicosdelmundo #latinoamericacatolica #instacatholic #catholic #catholicchurch #religious #religiouslife #santidad #spirituality #spiritual #popefrancis #catholicism
Praying a rosary today in joyful celebration of today’s Solemnity of The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary! Years ago I assumed this day was about the immaculate conception of Jesus Christ, until I learned it’s actually about her own immaculate conception.  She was chosen from the very beginning of her life to be the ✨first ever✨ tabernacle.  Her fiat had so much power IN ITSELF & her intercession in our journey to the Father is not something to be doubted either.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death! Amen.  This day a shoot came forth from the root of Jesse; this day Mary was conceived without any stain of sin; this day she crushed the head of the serpent.” (Traditional Antiphon) #millennialfiat
...when your two year old veil model is a pro 😄 Lots of new little girl veils listed in my Etsy Shop with plenty more photos of this sweetie pie 💖 #lovetoveil #allforthegloryofgod #littlecatholics #chapelveil
“You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him.” ~ St. Teresa of Avila #catholic #catholicsaints #catholicquotes #stteresaofavila
" Ó Maria uma espada terrivel traspassou hoje Vossa santa alma. Além de Deus, ninguém sabe do Vosso sofrimento. A Vossa alma não se abate, mas é corajosa, porque está com Jesus. Doce Mãe, uni meu coração a Jesus, porque só então suportarei todas as provações e experiências e, só em união com Jesus, os meus pequenos sacrificios serão agrádaveis a Deus. Mãe dulcissima, ensinai-me a vida interior. Que a espada dos sofrimentos nunca me abale. Ó Virgem pura, derramai coragem no meu coração e velai por ele." (Diário de Santa Faustina nº 915) #jesuseuconfioemvós  #jesussalvador #catolico #totustuus  #divinamisericórdia  #acasonaosabeis #eucaristia #catolicos #soudaimaculada #jesuseuconfioemvos #imaculada #fe #santafaustina #faith🙏🏾 #oracao  #oración #prayer #prayers  #catholics #catolicismo #catholichurch #catolicosdelmundo #saojoaopauloii  #eucharist #catholic #divinemercy #totustuusmariae  #igrejacatolica #iglesiacatolica
Each Advent John Paul II made it a point to pray to the Blessed Mother and offered special prayers to her, that she may adequately prepare our hearts for Christmas Day. Below are two prayers, combined from addresses he gave in 1999 and 2004. Together they make a beautiful prayer for Advent, invoking the Blessed Mother’s intercession in these final days before we celebrate the birth of Jesus and the mystery of the Incarnation. May the Virgin Mary help us to open the doors of our hearts to Christ, Redeemer of man and of history may she teach us to be humble, because God looks upon the lowly may she enable us to grow in understanding the value of prayer, of inner silence, of listening to God’s Word may she spur us to seek God’s will deeply and sincerely, even when this upsets our plans may she encourage us while we wait for the Lord, sharing our time and energies with those in need. Mother of God, Virgin of expectation, grant that the God-who-comes will find us ready to receive the abundance of his mercy. May Mary Most Holy, “Woman of the Eucharist” and Virgin of Advent, prepare us all to joyfully welcome Christ’s coming and to celebrate worthily his sacramental presence in the mystery of the Eucharist. #popejohnpaul #mothermary #blessedvirginmary #adventskalender #advent #pope #saintjoseph #catholic #catholics #catholicchurch #catholicism #catholicconnect #catholiclife #catholicfaith #romancatholic #instacatholic #popefrancis #praytherosary #prolife #prolifegeneration #prayforus #eucharist #catholicwomen #traditionalcatholic #church #lifeteen #catholicgirl #christ #tojesusthroughmary #jesusitrustinyou
Hoy celebramos la Inmaculada Concepción de la Santísima Virgen María. Pidamos a nuestra Madre del Cielo que interceda por nosotros. . #iglesia #iglesiacatolica #catolicosdelmundo #diciembre #religious #religiouslife #instagood #instagod #fe #oracion #amen #virgenmaria #virgenmary #catholic
“Keep your gaze fixed on Me.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I felt these words placed on my heart not during adoration the other night, but just after — while driving home. I wondered why God would say this to me now, and not as I knelt before Him in the Blessed Sacrament. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Then it occurred to me. During adoration, my gaze was fixed on Jesus. While I knelt in prayer, or sat in silence, my gaze did not leave Him. But, on the car ride home my mind quickly shifted to about a million other things. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ God was not so subtly reminding me that I need to keep my gaze fixed on Him, not only in adoration, but amidst the craziness of my life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You see, Advent can become a time of commercialism. It’s easy to get caught up in the consumerism of the secular Christmas season. We’re drowning in ads, wish lists, gift guides — all guided by our own selfish wants. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Advent can also be a time of darkness. A time of unanswered prayers, and holiday stress. A time of confusion, as you watch the character of a true saint called into question by fallible men in the name of political correctness. A time of sadness, as you are reminded of those in need, and feel there is so little you can do to really, truly help. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a way, Advent needs to be these things. It is only in being reminded of our humanity do we realize how we are in need of the divine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We need Jesus, and He’s coming. He’s coming to deliver us from our own selfish materialism. He’s coming to call us to something much greater. He’s coming to drive out the darkness. He’s coming to bring light to the world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He’s going to be born. He’s going to give Himself to us, in the Eucharist and on the cross. All because of God’s perfect love for our imperfect world.
2nd Sunday in Advent It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us memories of goodness and thus to open doors of hope. #popebenedictxvi  #portraitsofsaints #catholic #advent #catholicart  #blessed  #blessedvirginmary
@revealing.jesus Inspiration Below 🔽❤️🔽 . Hey Revealers! Each and everyone of use can be Saints. . Somewhere along our life, we may have found ourselves saying that we will settle with 'this amount of holiness.' We may have found ourselves saying, 'I am fine with my relationship with Christ the way it right now.' . Being a Saint begins with asking Christ to make you a Saint, and then continuously desiring to love Him. To include Christ in our everyday life, even if our everyday life may seem average or unholy. . There are reasons why Benedictine Monks do manual labour, and one of those reasons is that even something as simple as sweeping the floor can become holy. . If we offer our best work to God even in the most simple and 'normal' tasks, and really try to do our best in efforts to serve not only the one we are sweeping for, but also to serve God, our normal tasks quickly becomes a gift to God that He will cherish. . When Jesus sees the Widow give all of which she had, He said, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others." . Now this Widow gave only "a few copper coins," it would have been like if someone put in a couple of pennies into the collection. The gift would be materially insignificant to those who have been given the gift But, Jesus confirms that even acts that seem insignificant have value to God if they are done at our best abilities with the intention of serving God and our neighbors. . . . #catholicdaily #catholicchurch #dailycatholic #catholicism #catholic #catholicfaith #christianity #christians #christianinspiration #christianfaith #dailychristianity #pray #praying #prayoften
From the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops:  Since December 8, 2019, is the Second Sunday of Advent, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is transferred to Monday, December 9, 2019. The obligation to attend Mass, however, does not transfer. The Optional Memorial of Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin, December 9, is omitted this year. #ewtn #catholic #prayforus https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/teachings/immaculate-conception-222
I knew about the Blessed Mother’s selflessness before I knew long division. I had been told about Mary’s devotion to God more times than I had been told to clean my room. I had heard she was full of grace, before I even knew what that meant. But last week I realized that for my entire life I had overlooked one particular aspect about her. A trait that now seems so obvious, but is so infrequently discussed. Her forgiveness. • Standing at the foot of the cross, I can’t imagine the torture she endured as she watched her Son die a slow and painful death.  She had been told He was the Christ, the Savior of the world. Now her only Son hangs on a cross, stripped, beaten, hardly able to breathe, covered in wounds and blood, at the hands of us sinners. How easy it would be for her to hold onto anger. Even after the resurrection— when the triumph over Death was revealed, to have that engrained memory of the crucifixion be reason enough to distance herself from the fallen state of humanity. • But rather than widening the gap between us, she closed it by intimately participating in our lives as a Mother. Christ bestowed the gift of her motherhood to both John, and all of humanity before His dying breath. “Woman, behold thy son.” “Son, behold thy mother.” • Forgiving those who trespass against us is difficult. Forgiving those who trespass against those we love? That can be even harder. It takes such grace to truly forgive. Let us ask for the intercession of the one who is full of grace, so we may receive hearts filled with total forgiveness.
We have to understand that in God’s sight, when a man and woman marry and join their bodies together, when a husband and wife make love, it is a living picture of the spiritual reality of marriage two people melded into one. But this physical joining is only one part of the union. Marriage is the combining of a man and woman at every level not just sexually but emotionally, spiritually, and in every other way. In God’s plan, sexual union was never meant to be separated from this total union.  C. S. Lewis compares having sex outside of marriage to a person who enjoys the sensation of chewing and tasting food, but doesn’t want to swallow the food and digest it. This is a perversion of God’s intent.  Food was meant to be chewed and also swallowed. In a similar way, the sex act was meant to be part of the whole life union of marriage. When we attempt to experience sex apart from this union, we’re disrespecting and dishonoring marriage.  #church #christ #catholictradition #catholicfamily #thecatholicwoman #catholicwoman #catholicmass #holyfamily  #totustuus #catholicgirl #blessedisshe #catholic #catholics #catholicchurch #catholicism #catholicconnect #catholiclife #catholicfaith #romancatholic #instacatholic #catholicfamily #praytherosary #bissisterhood #catholicworld #catholicworld #lifeteen  #catholicsaints #jesusitrustinyou #saintjoseph #catholico #catholicwomen #cslewis
Happy Feast Day The Immaculate Conception Feast Day: December 9 The Immaculate Conception, one of the four dogmas of the Catholic Church, maintains that from the moment the Blessed Virgin Mary was conceived in the womb, she was kept free of original sin, so that she was from the start filled with the sanctifying grace normally conferred in baptism. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. #portraitsofsaints #feastday #catholic #blessed #blessedvirginmary #catholicart
Happy Feast Day Saint Juan Diego 1474-1548 Feast day: December 9 Patronage: America and Natives Saint Juan Diego was an indigenous Mexican who embraced the Catholic faith, spread by the Spanish friars, that came with Cortez. On December 9th, 1531, Our Lady appeared to him on Tepeyac Hill (Guadalupe), as he was going to Mass, asking for a church to be built on that spot. After convincing the skeptical Bishop of the authenticity of the apparition, through Mary’s miraculous image on his tilma (cloak) and Castillian roses spilling out when he opened the tilma, the Bishop had the church built. Thousands of conversions occurred, when the tilma, with our Lady’s image on it, was processed through Mexico City. St. Juan Diego spent the rest of his life as the caretaker of the tilma and telling the story of the apparition. The tilma can be seen today in the basilica in Mexico City. #portraitsofsaints #feastday #catholic #guadalupe #stjuandiego #ourladyofguadalupe #catholicart
Hoy recordamos a san Juan Diego y su hermoso encuentro con la Virgen del Tepeyac. . #iglesia #iglesiacatolica #catolicosdelmundo #catholic #religious #religiouslife #instagood #instagod #fe #oracion #amen #spiritual
La fiesta de la Inmaculada Concepción nos muestra cómo debemos preparar nuestro corazón en Adviento, para recibir a Jesús como su Madre María. ¡Bendita sea su pureza!⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 📌Nuevo artículo de Focus by Cathopic: “La pureza de María, actitud de corazón para Adviento”. Por César Retana.⁣ @cesaretana ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸Leonel Rodríguez ⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣🔗 Link del artículo en las historias y en focus.cathopic.com⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ #rosas #rosario #maria #madrededios #intercesora #reinadelcielo #avemaria #mujer #fe #oración #cristo #jesus #catholic #cathopic #cruz #corazón #camino #faith #padrenuestro
Week 2: Repentance⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand,” (Mt 3:2).⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ Damn. It’s that word. That word we don’t want to hear. The word that fills us with anxiety, shame, and fear.⁣ ⁣ But that is a trick of the devil. Repentance doesn’t mean what he wants you to think it mea⁣ns.⁣ ⁣ Yes, repentance calls us to turn from sin. But it also calls us to turn toward God. It’s a two-fold movement of the heart: first admitting what we’ve done wrong, then running as fast as we can, into the arms of our Father.⁣ ⁣ The devil, however, doesn’t want that. He wants to keep us far away from God. So, he plays with us.⁣ ⁣ First, he tries to convince us that sin is not sin, that evil is good, and wrong is right.⁣ ⁣ When that doesn’t work, he tries another lie. He fills us with fear about what life will be like without some particular sin, and whispers that we’re too weak to let it go.⁣ ⁣ If that fails, his next tactic is overwhelming guilt. He wants us to think our sin so great, so horrible, that God’s mercy can’t touch it. He wants us to focus on our sin, to look at it with shame and self-loathing, to keep so busy flogging ourselves that we forget to turn and see the loving gaze of the Father.⁣ ⁣ And that’s the devil’s last trick, his ace in the hole: to make us doubt that loving gaze. He wants us to see God, not as Father, but as Judge, Jury, and Executioner. He wants us to believe that when we turn to the Father, we will only see judgment, condemnation, and the same persistent loathing we see staring back at us when we look in the mirror.⁣ ⁣ That’s the biggest lie of all. It’s also the one for which we most often fall. Adam and Eve fell for it in the Garden when they hid in shame. We continue to fall for it when we live in shame, always lamenting our sin, but never letting the guilt of it go.⁣ ⁣ This Advent, reject the lies. Don’t get stuck simply hating your sin. Run fast to
Dear Lord, I know that I am your daughter.  You are the prefect Father and I could not ask for a better protector!  I know that you have picked out the man that you want me to marry.  You know his name, what he looks like, how he acts, his personality, his past and future flaws, and you are saving me for him. I know he will not be perfect and I know that I am not perfect.  But I know that you are molding me into the kind of woman that my future husband needs.  Lord, I ask that you build in me the kind of characteristics that will support my husband and his ambitions and dreams.  Help me to learn how to come alongside of him with a servants heart and with wisdom in how to be his right hand.  I want to encourage bless, serve and obey my future husband in all matters. Please prepare me and equip me for this task while I am not yet married Jesus.  Thank you for training me Lord. Help me to accept any change that might take place while you are creating me to be a future Help-Meet. I love you Lord, Amen.  #jesuschrist #church #christ #catholictradition #saint #thecatholicwoman #catholicwoman #catholicproblems  #totustuus #catholicgirl #blessedisshe #catholic #catholics #catholicchurch #catholicism #catholicconnect #catholiclife #catholicfaith #romancatholic #instacatholic #praytherosary #bissisterhood #catholicworld #catholicworld #lifeteen  #catholicsaints #jesusitrustinyou #saintjoseph #catholicmemes #catholicwomen #prayforus