Thursday, March 20, 2014

NUN GIVES AMAZING PERFORMANCE ON TV SHOW "THE VOICE" WITH OVER 1 MILLION VIEWS

Sister Cristina, a 25-year-old nun from Sicily, near Italy, performed on the Italian talent show “The Voice” for a blind audition on Wednesday. The show’s judges have their back turned to the stage for part of the song. The nun makes an amazing performance, and was cheered on by three nun supporters backstage.
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She is a member of the Ursuline Sisters of the Holy Family. Sister Cristina was with four sisters from her order, and her parents at the March 19 show. She sang Alicia Keys’ No One. The four judges of the "The Voice" are the singers Raffaella Carra, J-Ax, Noemi and Piero Pelu.
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When questioned by the judges the sister said,  “I have a gift and I’m giving it to you”. “If I had found you at mass I would always be in church,” said the judge, rapper J-Ax. Sister Cristina commented: “I hope that Pope Francis will call me now.” This video has gone viral receiving over 1 million views.

POPE FRANCIS plants virtual olive tree for peace

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has planted a virtual olive tree for peace as part of an initiative aimed at getting children around the world to plant their own trees, to help foster an awareness of peace and what it means in their homes, communities, and countries. 

The Pope planted his virtual tree by tapping the touch screen of a tablet yesterday afternoon in the Santa Marta guesthouse in the Vatican, during an encounter with representatives of Scholas Occurrentes "the Worldwide Network of Schools Getting Together." The initiative is being promoted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences Chancellor Argentine Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo. In addressing the group of about 40 people, Pope Francis talked about education, sports and solidarity. 


The Pontifical Academy of Sciences is inviting schools to participate in the initiative “in all levels.” Pope Francis, who Wednesday was also celebrating the first anniversary of his installation and Father’s Day, launched a tweet for the occasion: “I greet the World School Network for Encounter. Today we plant the first virtual olive tree for peace. @infoscholas”


Text from  Vatican Radio website 

TODAY'S SAINT : MARCH 20 : ST. HERBERT

St. Herbert
BISHOP
Feast: March 20


Information:
Feast Day:March 20
Died:20 March, 687
Date of birth unknown; d. 20 March, 687; an anchorite of the seventh century, who dwelt for many years on the little island still known as St. Herbert's Isle, in the Lake of Derwentwater. He was for long the friend and disciple of St. Cuthbert of Lindisfarne. Little is known about him, save that it was his custom every year to visit St. Cuthbert for the purpose of receiving his direction in spiritual matters. In the year 686, hearing that his friend was visiting Carlisle for the purpose of giving the veil to Queen Eormenburg, he went to see him there, instead of at Lindisfarne as was usual. After they had spoken together, St. Cuthbert said, "Brother Herbert, tell to me now all that you have need to ask or speak, for never shall we see one another again in this world. For I know that the time of my decease is at hand." Then Herbert fell weeping at his feet and begged that St. Cuthbert would obtain for him the grace that they might both be admitted to praise God in heaven at the same time. And St. Cuthbert prayed and then made answer, "Rise, my brother, weep not, but  rejoice that the mercy of God has granted our desire." And so it happened. For Herbert, returning to his hermitage, fell ill of a long sickness, and, purified of his imperfections, passed to God on the very day on which St. Cuthbert died on Holy Island. It is said that the remains of St. Herbert's chapel and cell may still be traced at the northern end of the island on which he lived. In 1374 Thomas Appleby, Bishop of Carlisle, granted an indulgence of forty days to all who, in honour of St. Herbert, visited the island in Derwentwater and were present at the Mass of St. Cuthbert to be sung annually by the Vicar of Crosthwaite.
(Taken From Catholic Encyclopedia)


source: http://www.ewtn.com/saintsHoly/saints/H/stherbert.asp#ixzz1pdwd5ZVd