• The Risen Lord Jesus reveals himself

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    The Risen Lord Jesus reveals himself
    to us as we listen to his word

        Mary's message to the disciples, I have seen the Lord, is the very essence of Christianity. It is not enough that a Christian know about
    the Lord, but that we know him personally. It is not enough to argue
    about him, but to meet him. In the resurrection we encounter the
    living Lord Jesus who loves us personally and shares his glory with
    us. The Lord Jesus gives us "eyes of faith" to see the truth of his resurrection and his victory over sin and death (Ephesians 1:18). And
    he opens our ears to recognize his voice as we listen to the "good
    news" proclaimed in the Gospel message today.
        The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the foundation
    of our hope--the hope that we, too, who believe in him will see the
    living God face to face and share in his everlasting glory and joy.
    "Without having seen him you love him; though you do not now see him
    you believe in him and rejoice with unutterable and exalted joy.  As
    the outcome of your faith you obtain the salvation of your souls" (1
    Peter 1:8-9). Do you recognize the Lord's presence with you, in his
    word, in the "breaking of the bread," and in his church, the body of

    April 4th - Blessed Gaetano Catanoso (AC)
    (also known as Cajetan)

    Born at Chorio di San Lorenzo, Reggio Calabria, Italy, February 14,
    1879; died April 4, 1958; beatified May 4, 1998. Gaetano was the son
    of wealthy, pious Christian parents. After his ordination in 1902, he
    gained a reputation for holiness while serving as a parish priest. His sensitivity to sin and desire to make reparation for them caused him
    to establish a confraternity of the Holy Face in his parish, which
    spread through a newsletter launched in 1920. In addition to this lay association, Gaetano founded the Poor Clerics to encourage priestly

    In 1921, he was transferred to Santa Maria de la Candelaria in Reggio
    Calabria, where he revived Marian and Eucharistic devotions,
    intensified catechetical instruction, and crusaded for observance of
    liturgical feasts. He also encouraged cooperation among parish priests
    to provide missions, especially during Lent and May, by going to
    different parishes than their own to preach and hear confessions.

    For 29 years Father Catanoso served as spiritual director to various
    religious institutes, the local prison, a hospital, and the
    archepiscopal seminary. In 1929, he offered himself as "a victim of
    love" to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In 1935 in Ripario, Reggio
    Calabria, he founded the Congregation of the Daughters of Saint
    Veronica (Missionaries of the Holy Face) to offer continual prayers of reparation, catechesis, and other service to poor children, priests,
    and the elderly. His holiness was exhibited in his docility in obeying
    his archbishop's request that he curtail the activities of the
    congregation. Nevertheless, the constitutions of the institute, which
    he had written, were approved by the diocese March 25, 1958
    (L'Observattore Romano)

    Saint Quote:
    It is blasphemy if you pray before God while you are full of anger.
    --St. Ephraem the Syrian

    Bible Quote:
    For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
    principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the
    darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high
    places."  (Ephesians 6:12)

    Saint Quote:
    "Whatever you do, think not of yourselves but of God."
    --Saint Vincent Ferrer.

    Prayer for Healing of Mind

    O Jesus, come into my sorrows,
    anxieties, mental troubles
    and to every stages of my growth and formation.
    Deliver me from the painful memories of the past.
    Fill me with your Holy Spirit.
    I forgive all those who hurt me
    and fill all of them with your Holy Spirit.
    Thank you Jesus.
    Praise you Jesus.


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