Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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(2006) "Antonio guerriero di Dio" (original title) 110 min - (Italy) The life of Anthony of Padua (1195-1231) from his arrival on Sicily's shores via shipwreck in 1221 to his death. He's a Portuguese monk who, once in Italy, seeks out St. Francis. Director: Antonello Belluco Stars: Jordi Mollà, Paolo De Vita, Matt PatresiSt. Anthony began life as a young nobleman who enjoyed all the sumptuous pleasures and privileges of that medieval Europe could offer. Yet he was compelled by a mysterious inner voice to gaze upon the unspeakable misery, disease and cruelty around him. Overcome with boundless compassion, he entered a monastery, dedicating his fine mind and fragile body to defending the poor and oppressed against injustice. This revolutionary saint dared to challenge the highest spheres of society, the government and even the Church, if they were guilty of exploiting the common people. His story continues to this day with the many accounts of those who have been transformed by "the most famous saint in the world," St. Anthony of Padua.
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Pope Francis "...as Christians, holding hands beside Jesus, to pass from the illusions of youth to the treasure that is in heaven, walking behind Him." FULL TEXT + Video

POPE FRANCIS

GENERAL AUDIENCE

St. Peter's Square
Wednesday, 13 June 2018


Catechesis on the Commandments. 1. Introduction: The desire for a full life

Dear brothers and sisters, good morning!

Today is the feast of St. Anthony of Padua. Which one of you is called Antonio? A round of applause to all the "Antoni". Today we begin a new catechetical itinerary on the theme of commandments. The commandments of the law of God. To introduce it we take a cue from the passage just heard: the encounter between Jesus and a man - he is a young man - who, on his knees, asks him how to inherit eternal life (cf. Mk 10,17-21 ). And in that question there is the challenge of every existence, even ours: the desire for a full, infinite life. But how to get there? Which path to take? To live for real, to live a noble existence ... How many young people try to "live" and then they are destroyed by going after ephemeral things.

Some think it is better to turn off this impulse - the impulse to live - because it is dangerous. I would like to say, especially to the young: our worst enemy is not the concrete problems, however serious and dramatic: the greatest danger of life is a bad spirit of adaptation that is not meekness or humility, but mediocrity, pusillanimity. [1] A young mediocre is a young person with a future or not? No! It stays there, it does not grow, it will not succeed. Mediocrity or pusillanimity. Those young people who are afraid of everything: "No, I am so ...". These young people will not go forward. Meekness, strength and nothing pusillanimity, no mediocrity. Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati - who was a young man - said that we must live, not vivacchiare. [2] The mediocre vivacchiano. Living with the power of life. We need to ask Heavenly Father for young people today for the gift of healthy restlessness. But, at home, in your homes, in every family, when you see a young man sitting all day, sometimes mom and dad think, "But this is sick, he has something", and they take him to the doctor. The young man's life is to go on, to be restless, the healthy restlessness, the ability not to be satisfied with a life without beauty, without color. If young people will not be hungry for authentic life, I wonder, where will humanity go? Where will humanity go with quiet and unquiet young people?

The question of that man of the Gospel we have heard is within each of us: how is life, life in abundance, happiness? Jesus replies: "You know the commandments" (v. 19), and quotes a part of the Decalogue. It is a pedagogical process, with which Jesus wants to guide to a specific place; in fact it is already clear, from his question, that the man does not have the full life, he tries more he is uneasy. What must therefore understand? He says: «Master, I have observed all these things from my youth» (v. 20).

How do you go from youth to maturity? When you start accepting your limits. We become adults when we become relativized and we become aware of "what is missing" (see verse 21). This man is forced to recognize that everything he can "do" does not exceed a "roof", he does not go beyond a margin.

How beautiful it is to be men and women! How precious is our existence! Yet there is a truth that in the history of the last centuries man has often refused, with tragic consequences: the truth of his limitations.

Jesus, in the Gospel, says something that can help us: "Do not believe that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to give full fulfillment "(Mt 5:17). The Lord Jesus gives the fulfillment, he came for this. That man had to arrive at the threshold of a leap, where he opens up the possibility to stop living of himself, of his works, of his goods and - just because he lacks full life - leaving everything to follow the Lord. [3] On closer inspection, in Jesus' final invitation - immense, marvelous - there is no proposal of poverty, but of wealth, the true one: "One thing is missing: go, sell what you have and give it to the poor, and you will have a treasure in heaven; And Come! Follow me! "(V. 21).

Who, being able to choose between an original and a copy, would choose the copy? Here is the challenge: find the original of life, not the copy. Jesus offers no surrogates, but real life, true love, true richness! How can young people follow us in faith if they do not see us choose the original, if they see us addicted to half-measures? It is bad to find half-sized Christians, Christians - I allow myself the word - "nani"; they grow up to a certain height and then not; Christians with a diminished heart, closed. It's bad to find this. It takes the example of someone who invites me to "beyond", to "more", to grow a little. St. Ignatius called him the "magis", "the fire, the fervor of the action, that shakes the sleepy". [4]

The road of what is missing passes for what there is. Jesus did not come to abolish the Law or the Prophets but to fulfill. We have to start from reality to make the jump in "what is missing". We must scrutinize the ordinary to open ourselves to the extraordinary. In these catecheses we will take the two tables of Moses as Christians, holding hands beside Jesus, to pass from the illusions of youth to the treasure that is in heaven, walking behind Him. We will discover, in each of those laws, ancient and wise, the door opened by the Father who is in heaven because the Lord Jesus, who has crossed it, leads us into real life. His life. The life of the children of God.
Greetings in Various Languages of Pilgrims:
Je salue cordialement les pèlerins provenant de France et du Canada ainsi que d’autres pays francophones. Je salue en particulier les jeunes du lycée Paul Mélizan de Marseille et les fidèles du sanctuaire de Montligeon. Chers amis, n’ayez pas peur de prendre la main de Jésus pour marcher à sa suite. Il vous conduira sur le chemin de la vraie vie. Que Dieu vous bénisse !
I greet the English-speaking pilgrims and visitors taking part in today’s Audience, particularly those from England, Scotland, Malta, Australia, Indonesia, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, the Philippines, Canada and the United States of America. Upon all of you, and your families, I invoke the joy and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ. God bless you!
Herzlich heiße ich die Pilger deutscher Sprache willkommen, besonders die Gruppe der Schönstattbewegung Deutschland. Der Monat Juni ist dem Heiligsten Herzen Jesu gewidmet, das wir in der entsprechenden Litanei anrufen als „Sehnsucht der Schöpfung von Anbeginn“. Vertrauen wir Jesus die Erfüllung all unserer Sehnsüchte an. Gott segne euch.
Saludo cordialmente a los peregrinos de lengua española provenientes de España y América Latina. De modo particular, saludo a los profesores y alumnos del Seminario Menor de Madrid. Pidamos a la Virgen María que obtenga para nosotros la gracia de volver a descubrir y revivir los diez mandamientos como un camino de amor que nos llevará a la vida verdadera, que es Cristo. Que el Señor los bendiga. Muchas gracias.
Dirijo uma cordial saudação aos peregrinos de língua portuguesa, nomeadamente aos grupos brasileiros de Anápolis e Palotina e aos numerosos fiéis de Lisboa e Porto, com destaque para o «Colégio da Paz» e a «Confraria da Pedra». Para todos, peço a Deus o dom duma sadia inquietude, de não vos contentardes jamais com uma vida sem ideal nem beleza. Apostai numa vida de jubilosa doação ao próximo. De bom grado vos abençoo a vós e aos vossos entes queridos!
أرحب بمودة بالحاضرين الناطقين باللغة العربية، وخاصة بالقادمين من سوريا ومن لبنان ومن الشرق ‏الأوسط. لقد وهبنا الله الحياة كيما نعيشها، لا بالخمول والتردد، إنما بالملء والاقدام، وقد كشف لنا عن كيفية ‏التوصل لهذه الحياة عبر كلمته المحيية ووصياه المقدسة. فمن يقبل هذه الكلمة ويحيا بحسب هذه الوصايا يتخطى ‏الغني البشري المحدود، وينال الغنى الحقيقي الذي وحده الله قادر على أن يعطيه. هكذا يجد الانسان في الله ‏السعادة الحقيقية والكنز الأثمن. ليبارككم الرب جميعا ويحرسكم من الشرير‏!
Serdecznie witam polskich pielgrzymów. Drodzy bracia i siostry, pielgrzymka do apostolskich korzeni chrześcijaństwa jest stosownym momentem, by szukać odpowiedzi na pytania zasadnicze, jak to, nad którym zastanawiamy się dzisiaj: Co robić, aby osiągnąć życie wieczne? Szukajcie jej w świetle świadectwa wiary, nadziei i miłości naśladowców Chrystusa, począwszy od apostołów Piotra i Pawła, aż do świętych naszych czasów. Miejcie odwagę pragnąć „skarbu w niebie”, jaki obiecał nam Chrystus! Z serca wam błogosławię.

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APPEAL



Tomorrow will open the World Cup in Russia. I would like to send my cordial greetings to the players and to the organizers, as well as to those who will follow through the means of social communication this event which exceeds all frontiers.

May this important sporting event become an occasion for meeting, dialogue and fraternity between different cultures and religions, fostering solidarity and peace among nations.

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I extend a cordial greeting to Italian-speaking pilgrims.

I am pleased to welcome the new Priests of the Diocese of Brescia; the Missionaries of Charity; the Missionary Sisters of the Consolata and the Sisters Servants of Mary Ministers of the Sick.

I greet the faithful of the parish of San Pietro in Abbadia di Montepulciano, accompanied by the Bishop Monsignor Stefano Manetti, and those of the Sacred Heart of Marigliano and Grottammare; Participants in the Congress promoted by the Italian Society of Pediatrics and the Flagwomen City of Volterra.

A special thought for the young, the elderly, the sick and the newlyweds. Today is the memory of St. Anthony of Padua, Doctor of the Church and Patron of the Poor. He teaches you the beauty of sincere and gratuitous love; just by loving as He loved, no one around you will feel marginalized and, at the same time, you will always be stronger in the trials of life.


[1] The Fathers speak of pusillanimity (oligopsychìa). St. John Damascene defines it as "the fear of carrying out an action" (Exact Exposure of the Orthodox Faith, II, 15) and St. John Climaco adds that "pusillanimity is a childish disposition, in a soul that is no longer young "(La Scala, XX, 1, 2).
[2] See Letter to Isidoro Bonini, 27 February 1925.

[3] "The eye was created for the light, the ear for the sounds, everything for its purpose, and the desire of the soul to rush towards the Christ" (Nicola Cabasilas, Life in Christ, II , 90).

[4] Address to the XXXVI General Congregation of the Society of Jesus, October 24, 2016: "It is about magis, of the plus that leads Ignazio to start trials, to accompany them and to evaluate their real impact on people's lives, in matters of faith , or of justice, or of mercy and charity ".

Wow Statistics show - Worldwide number of Catholics Grows to 1.4 Billion People - One of the Largest Religions in the Globe!

Worldwide number of Catholics grows to 1.4 billion
The Statistical Yearbook of the Church shows that there are more bishops and permanent deacons. The number of priests stable but religious and seminarians in decline. In Asia Catholics are 11% of the population, but vocations are growing The number of Catholics worldwide is growing - there are almost 1.4 billion - the number of bishops is growing -5353 - the number of priests is stable - over 400 thousand - the number of permanent deacons is growing - they are 46.312. Instead there is a drop in the number of religious women - over 52 thousand - the number of religious men - 659 thousand - and vocations - 116,160. These are the most significant data that emerge from the publication of the Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiae 2016, published together with the Pontifical Yearbook 2018.  
The first fact is that the number of baptized Catholics in the world has increased from 1285 million in 2015 to 1299 million in 2016, with an overall increase of 1.1%. 
This increase is lower than the average annual increase recorded during the period 2010-2015 (1.5 percent); and the growth is little less than that of the world population, so that the relative presence of baptized Catholics is down by only a few thousand: from 17.73 Catholics per 100 inhabitants in 2015 to 17.67 in the following year. In this context, America remains the continent in which the greatest number of Catholics - it gathers 48.6 percent of the baptized globally - and Africa the fastest growing - the number of Catholics has passed from 185 million in 2010 to over 228 million in 2016, with a relative variation of 23.2%. In Asia there has been moderate growth for the continent home to over 60% of the planet's population. 76 percent of Catholics in Southeast Asia are concentrated in the Philippines (with a number of Catholics equal to 85 million in 2016) and in India (22 million). Over the years between 2010 and 2016, the number of bishops rose by 4.88 percent, from 5104 in 2010 to 5353 in 2016. In the period 2010-2016, the number of priests as a whole increased by 0.7 percent, from 412.236 to 414.969 units. However, when the diocesan and religious priests are analysed separately, it is noted that in the face of a growth of the former (1.55 percent), there is a significant numerical decline (relative decrease of 1.4 percent). In the various continents the dynamics appear to be contrasted. Religious priests, with the exception of a few increasing exceptions such as Africa, the South-East Asian area and Central-continental America, are in general declining. Edited from Asia News IT

Novena to St. Anthony - #Miracle Deliverance Prayers - Litany to SHARE! #StAnthony

Unfailing Prayer to St. Anthony
"Blessed be God in His angels and in His saints."
O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God and Charity for His creatures, made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Miracles waited on your word, which you were ever ready to speak for those in trouble or anxiety. Encouraged by this thought, I implore of you to obtain for me (state request here). The answer to my prayer may require a miracle, even so, you are the Saint of Miracles.

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O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the Sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms; and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours. Amen.
(Then say the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be)
Novena to St. Anthony of Padua (to be said for 9 days)
 Say once a day for nine days. Some pray a Novena to St. Anthony on thirteen consecutive Tuesdays, per the instructions of Pope Leo XIII, or on all Tuesdays.O White lily of purity, sublime example of poverty, true mirror of humility, resplendent star of sanctity. O glorious St Anthony, who didst enjoy the sweet privilege of receiving into thy arms the Infant Jesus, I beseech thee to take me under they powerful protection. Thou in whom the power of working miracles shines forth among the other gifts of God, have pity upon me and come to my aid in this my great need.

(Mention your intentions here). 

Cleanse my heart from every disorderly affection, obtain for me a true contrition for my sins and a great love of God and of my neighbour that serving God faithfully in this life, I may come to praise, enjoy and bless Him eternally with thee in Paradise. Amen 

Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory Be.
Seeking a Lost Article
Dear St. Anthony, you are the patron of the poor and the helper of all who seek lost articles. Help me to find the object I have lost so that I will be able to make better use of the time that I will gain for God's greater honor and glory. Grant your gracious aid to all people who seek what they have lost---especially those who seek to regain God's grace. Amen.

Litany of St. Anthony
Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy.
Christ have mercy. Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy.Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us.
St. Anthony of Padua, pray for us.
St. Anthony, glory of the Friars Minor, pray for us.
St. Anthony, ark of the testament, pray for us.
St. Anthony, sanctuary of heavenly wisdom, pray for us.
St. Anthony, destroyer of worldly vanity, pray for us.
St. Anthony, conqueror of impurity, pray for us.
St. Anthony, example of humility, pray for us.
St. Anthony, lover of the Cross, pray for us.
St. Anthony, martyr of desire, pray for us.
St. Anthony, generator of charity, pray for us.
St. Anthony, zealous for justice, pray for us.
St. Anthony, terror of infidels, pray for us.
St. Anthony, model of perfection, pray for us.
St. Anthony, consoler of the afflicted, pray for us.
St. Anthony, restorer of lost things, pray for us.
St. Anthony, defender of innocence, pray for us.
St. Anthony, liberator of prisoners, pray for us.
St. Anthony, guide of pilgrims, pray for us.
St. Anthony, restorer of health, pray for us.
St. Anthony, performer of miracles, pray for us.
St. Anthony, restorer of speech to the mute, pray for us.
St. Anthony, restorer of hearing to the deaf, pray for us.
St. Anthony, restorer of sight to the blind, pray for us.
St. Anthony, disperser of devils, pray for us.
St. Anthony, reviver of the dead, pray for us.
St. Anthony, tamer of tyrants, pray for us.

From the snares of the devil, St. Anthony deliver us.
From thunder, lightning and storms, St. Anthony deliver us.
From all evil of body and soul, St. Anthony deliver us.
Through your intercession, St. Anthony protect us.
Throughout the course of life, St. Anthony protect us.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
V. St. Anthony, pray for us.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray: O my God, may the pious commemoration of St. Anthony, Your Confessor and Doctor, give joy to Your Church, that she may ever be strengthened with Your spiritual assistance and merit to attain everlasting joy. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

Today's Mass Readings and Video : Wed. June 13, 2018 - #Eucharist

Memorial of Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church
Lectionary: 361

Reading 11 KGS18:20-39

Ahab sent to all the children of Israel
and had the prophets assemble on Mount Carmel.

Elijah appealed to all the people and said,
"How long will you straddle the issue?
If the LORD is God, follow him; if Baal, follow him."
The people, however, did not answer him.
So Elijah said to the people,
"I am the only surviving prophet of the LORD,
and there are four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal.
Give us two young bulls.
Let them choose one, cut it into pieces, and place it on the wood,
but start no fire.
I shall prepare the other and place it on the wood,
but shall start no fire.
You shall call on your gods, and I will call on the LORD.
The God who answers with fire is God."
All the people answered, "Agreed!"

Elijah then said to the prophets of Baal,
"Choose one young bull and prepare it first,
for there are more of you.
Call upon your gods, but do not start the fire."
Taking the young bull that was turned over to them, they prepared it
and called on Baal from morning to noon, saying,
"Answer us, Baal!"
But there was no sound, and no one answering.
And they hopped around the altar they had prepared.
When it was noon, Elijah taunted them:
"Call louder, for he is a god and may be meditating,
or may have retired, or may be on a journey.
Perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened."
They called out louder and slashed themselves with swords and spears,
as was their custom, until blood gushed over them.
Noon passed and they remained in a prophetic state
until the time for offering sacrifice.
But there was not a sound;
no one answered, and no one was listening.

Then Elijah said to all the people, "Come here to me."
When the people had done so, he repaired the altar of the LORD
that had been destroyed.
He took twelve stones, for the number of tribes of the sons of Jacob,
to whom the LORD had said, "Your name shall be Israel."
He built an altar in honor of the LORD with the stones,
and made a trench around the altar
large enough for two measures of grain.
When he had arranged the wood,
he cut up the young bull and laid it on the wood.
"Fill four jars with water," he said,
"and pour it over the burnt offering and over the wood."
"Do it again," he said, and they did it again.
"Do it a third time," he said,
and they did it a third time.
The water flowed around the altar,
and the trench was filled with the water.

At the time for offering sacrifice,
the prophet Elijah came forward and said,
"LORD, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel,
let it be known this day that you are God in Israel
and that I am your servant
and have done all these things by your command.
Answer me, LORD!
Answer me, that this people may know that you, LORD, are God
and that you have brought them back to their senses."
The LORD's fire came down
and consumed the burnt offering, wood, stones, and dust,
and it lapped up the water in the trench.
Seeing this, all the people fell prostrate and said,
"The LORD is God! The LORD is God!"

Responsorial PsalmPS 16:1B-2AB, 4, 5AB AND 8, 11

R. (1b) Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope.
Keep me, O God, for in you I take refuge;
I say to the LORD, "My Lord are you."
R. Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope.
They multiply their sorrows
who court other gods.
Blood libations to them I will not pour out,
nor will I take their names upon my lips.
R. Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope.
O LORD, my allotted portion and cup,
you it is who hold fast my lot.
I set the LORD ever before me;
with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed.
R. Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope.
You will show me the path to life,
fullness of joys in your presence,
the delights at your right hand forever.
R. Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope.

AlleluiaPS 25:4B, 5A

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Teach me your paths, my God,
and guide me in your truth.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelMT 5:17-19

Jesus said to his disciples:
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets.
I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.
Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away,
not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter
will pass from the law,
until all things have taken place.
Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments
and teaches others to do so
will be called least in the Kingdom of heaven.
But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments
will be called greatest in the Kingdom of heaven."