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Thought for the Day – 12 October – Month of the Holy Rosary

Thought for the Day – 12 October – Month of the Holy Rosary

As we travel with St Luke at present in the Daily Gospel, it becomes so clear that St Luke, the artist, lives very clearly in his words.   It is a blessed gift to find the icons of Rosary so clearly ‘painted’ in his Gospel.

Contemplating the Mysteries With Saint Luke

The contemplation of the “icons” of Saint Luke’s Gospel, especially through the prayer of the Rosary, is transforming.   The Rosary is, a uniquely Lukan prayer. Consider Saint Luke’s icon of the Annunciation (Lk 1:26 38) and, with Mary, become “Yes” to the Word. Look at the Visitation (Lk 1:39 56) and learn the language of Mary’s praise.   Look at the Child lying in the manger (Lk 2:16) and become little and poor.

Look at the merciful Christ (Lk 4:40 – 5:26) and become merciful – at the healing Christ (Lk 7:1-10) and become an instrument of healing;   at the solitary Christ in prayer (Lk 11:1) and learn to converse with the Father.

Look at the icon of Christ in Gethsemane (Lk 22:39-46), agonising and comforted by an angel and enter into His submission to the Father’s will.   Look at the crucified Jesus (Lk 23:33-47) and learn from Him to forgive and to show mercy, even in the hour of darkness.   Look at the risen Christ on the road to Emmaus (Lk 24:13-32) and know that He walks with you always, opening the Scriptures, breaking the Bread, causing your hearts to burn with a mysterious fire.   Finally, look at the icon of the Church in the last sentence of Saint Luke’s Gospel — “They were continually in the temple blessing God” (Lk 24:53) — and learn to bless God always and everywhere, learn to give the last word to praise.

Holy God, we praise Thy Name!holy god we praise thy name - 12 oct 2018

Mother of the Holy Rosary, Pray for Us!mother of the holy rosary pray for us - 12 oct 2018

Excerpted from Fr Mark’s blog

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Quote/s of the Day – 12 October – Speaking of: Seeking Prof Clive Staples

Quote/s of the Day – 12 October

Speaking of:  Seeking Prof Clive Staples

“Once in our world,
a stable had something in it,
that was bigger,
than our whole world.”once-in-our-world-c-s-lewis-24-dec-2017 - no 2

“Enemy-occupied territory –
that is what this world is.
Christianity is the story of how,
the rightful king has landed,
you might say landed in disguise
and is calling us all, to take part,
in a great campaign of sabotage.”enemy-occupied-territory-c-s-lewis-19-april-speaking-of-becoming-a-saint

“Real joy
seems to me,
almost as unlike
security or prosperity,
as it is unlike
agony.”real joy - c s lewis - 12 oct 2018

“Do not waste time bothering
whether you “love” your neighbour;
act as if you did.
As soon as we do this we find
one of the great secrets.
When you are behaving as if
you loved someone,
you will presently come to love him.”do-not-waste-time-c-s-lewis-13-april-2018 - no 2

“There are two kinds of people –
those who say to God,
‘Thy will be done’
and those to whom God says,
‘All right, then, have it your way.'”there are two kinds of people - c s lewis - 12 oct 2018

“You can’t go back
and change the beginning
but you can start where you are
and change the ending.”you-cant-go-back-and-change-the-beginning-c-s-lewis-23-april-2018

“God whispers to us in our pleasures,
speaks in our conscience
but shouts in our pains –
it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”god-whispers-to-us-in-our-pleasures-c-s-lewis-10-july-2018

“God, who foresaw your tribulation,
has specially armed you to go through it,
not without pain but without stain.”god-who-foresaw-your-tribulation-c-s-lewis-10-july-2018

“He died for us.
Why not live for Him?”he-died-for-us-c-s-lewis-13-oct-2017-no2

C S Lewis (1898-1963)

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One Minute Reflection – 12 October – Today’s Gospel: Luke 11:15–26

One Minute Reflection – 12 October – Today’s Gospel: Luke 11:15–26 – Friday of the Twenty-seventh week in Ordinary Time, Year B and the Memorial of St Wilfrid (c 633-709)

But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you…Luke 11:20

REFLECTION – “The finger:   “It is by the finger of God that [Jesus] casts out demons.” If God’s law was written on tablets of stone “by the finger of God” (Ex 31,18), then the “letter from Christ” entrusted to the care of the apostles, is written “with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts” (2Cor 3,3).   The hymn “Veni Creator Spiritus” invokes the Holy Spirit as the “finger of the Father’s right hand.”…CCC 700but if it is by the finger luke 11 20 - the finger CCC700 - 12 oct 2018

Jesus reacted with firm and clear words, He did not tolerate this, because those scribes, perhaps without realising it, were falling into the gravest sin – denying and blaspheming against God’s Love which is present and active in Jesus.
And blasphemy, the sin against the Holy Spirit, is the one unforgivable sin— as Jesus said — because it comes from closing the heart to God’s mercy which acts in Jesus….Pope Francis – Angelus, 10 June 2018and blasphemy the sin against the holy spirit - pope francis - 12 oct 2018

PRAYER – Almighty Father, let Your light so penetrate our minds, that we may walk always in that light and follow Your Son, the Way, the Truth and the Life.   Fill us with understanding and may the Holy Spirit guide us in love.   Allow the intercession of St Wilfrid who learnt of Your light and brought it to his land and taught his people, to help us all.   We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God forever, amen.st wilfrid pray for us - 12 oct 2018

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Our Morning Offering – 12 October

Our Morning Offering – 12 October

Grant me Grace O Lord
By St Paschal Baylon O.F.M. (1540-1592)

I am a sinner
and You are He
who justifies the impious.
I am poor,
You are rich in infinite riches.
Give me an increase of faith,
an increase of love,
a complement of all virtues
with which I may serve You
and praise You
all my life so that, at last,
I may enjoy You in Heaven.
Amengrant me grace o lord - st paschal baylon - 17 april 2018

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Saint of the Day – 12 October – St Wilfrid (c 633-709)

Saint of the Day – 12 October – St Wilfrid (c 633-709) – Bishop, Abbot, Founder of Monasteries and Churches.   Patronages – Diocese of Middlesbrough, Ripon “A quick walker, expert at all good works, with never a sour face” – such was the great St Wilfrid, whose glory it was to secure the happy links which bound England to Rome.”OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

He was born about the year 634 of an excellent Christian family; at that time a brightly burning torch was seen over the house of his father, shedding light all along the street where the house was, without doing any damage.   This was regarded as a presage that the newborn babe would one day be a brilliant light in the Church.

Wilfrid was brought up by the Celtic monks at Lindisfarne in the rites and usages of the British Church.   Yet even as a boy Wilfrid longed for perfect conformity with the Holy See in discipline as well as in doctrine and at the first opportunity he set out for Rome. When his devotion and his desire for instruction in the difficulties of the liturgy were satisfied, he was ready to return to England.   On his way he visited the archbishop of Lyons, Saint Chamond, who had very kindly received him on his route to Rome.   Before re-embarking for England, Wilfrid received the tonsure and remained with him for three years, until his death.st_wilfrid_icon_big

At home once more, he built a monastery at Stamford and made of another one at Ripon a strictly Roman monastery under the rule of Saint Benedict.   There he was ordained a priest and after having governed it as Abbot for five years, he was consecrated a bishop in France.   He again remained for a time across the Channel and then found, when he returned to England, that another had replaced him in his newly assigned see of York. That bishop, whose position was more than doubtful, was persuaded to retire when the Archbishop of Canterbury visited Northumbria,   Wilfrid was thereby reinstated in 669. He enforced the Roman obedience in his see and founded many monasteries of the Benedictine Order.st wilfred.jpg

As Bishop of York he had to combat the passions of wicked kings, the cowardice of worldly prelates, the errors of holy men.   He was twice exiled and once imprisoned finally the difficulties were settled with the aid of Roman authority.   In 686 he was called back to his diocese of York, where eventually he swept away the abuses of many years and a too nationalistic system and substituted instead a vigorous Catholic discipline, modelled and dependent on Rome.   When the large see of York was definitively divided and suffragan dioceses established, Saint Wilfrid was given two smaller sees but not York.   He decided to accept the settlement reached with other British ecclesiastics, since the principle of Roman authority had been vindicated.Wilfrid.lg.

He died 12 October 709, amid the monks of Ripon and was buried in this monastery.   A monk of the monastery of Ripon who had worked with Saint Wilfrid for forty years wrote the first biography of the former Abbot and Archbishop, Venerable St Bede also wrote about him.   The greater part of his relics were transferred to the cathedral of Canterbury in the year 959.reredos_wilfrid01rev2

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St Wilfrid’s, Preston, England

Wilfrid

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Memorial of Our Lady Aparecida & Our Lady of the Pillar and the Saints – 12 October

Our Lady Aparecida:  Also known as – Our Lady Who Appeared (1717)

Our Lady of the Pillar: (1st Century)
About: https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/10/12/feast-of-our-lady-aparecida-our-lady-of-the-pillar-and-memorials-of-the-saints-12-october/

St Amelius of Mortara
St Amicus of Mortara
St Cyprian
St Domnina of Anazarbus
St Edisto
St Edistius of Ravenna
St Edwin of Northumbria (586-616)
Biography: https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/10/12/saint-of-the-day-12-october-st-edwin-of-northumbria-586-616/

St Evagrius the Martyr
St Felix
St Pope Felix IV
St Fiace
St Herlindis
St Juan Osiense
St Maximilian of Celeia
St Meinards
St Monas of Milan
St Pantalus of Basle
St Priscian the Martyr
St Relindis
Bl Roman Sitko
St Salvinus of Verona
Bl Thomas Bullaker
St Wilfred (c 633-709)

Martyred in the Spanish Civil War:
• Blessed Bartolomé Caparrós García
• Blessed Eufrasio of the Child Jesus
• Blessed José González Huguet
• Blessed Pedro Salcedo Puchades
• Blessed Rafael Lluch Garín