Friday, October 16, 2020
Prayer to Make a Spiritual Communion-
Saint October 17 : St. Ignatius of Antioch - a Bishop and Martyr who is the Patron of Throat diseases
Also called Theophorus (ho Theophoros); born in Syria, around the year 50; died at Rome between 98 and 117.
Free Movie - "Resting Place" Lifetime Movies Based on a True Story - 1986 - HD - with Morgan Freeman
The context that Newman was recovering from a frightening illness in the middle of the sea gives insight to the lyrics:
Lead, kindly Light, amid the gloom of evening.
Lord, lead me on! Lord, lead me on!
On through the night! On to your radiance!
Lead, kindly Light!
Lead, kindly Light, kindly Light!
Direct my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.
So lead me onward, Lord, and hear my plea. [Refrain]
I loved to choose and seek my path alone.
In spite of fear, my pride controlled my will,
Remember not my past, but lead me still. [Refrain]
And still it leads, past hill and storm and night!
And with the morn, those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost a while. [Refrain]
Tune BENIGNA (Dykes) or SANDON (Purday)Source: https://www.thetabernaclechoir.org
RIP - Fr. Adriano Da Silva Barros - Young Catholic Priest Found Dead - His Body Set on Fire after Suspected Armed Robbery in Brazil
AMERICA/BRAZIL - A young priest ordained five months ago found dead
Friday, 16 October 2020
Caratinga (Agenzia Fides) - "The Diocese of Caratinga informs with great regret the death of Fr. Adriano da Silva Barros, parish vicar of São Simão parish, in Simonésia, MG. Fr. Adriano had disappeared in the early afternoon of 13 October, when he was last seen in Reduto-MG. On the night of 14 his lifeless body was found in the vicinity of the city of Manhumirim. The initial hypothesis, still under investigation by the police authorities, is that he was the victim of an armed robbery": with these words the diocese of Caratinga, in Brazil, announced to the faithful the violent death of the priest.
"In the firm hope of the resurrection, we bless God for his fruitful priestly ministry, lived with zeal and fervor, in these five months, since his ordination on May 3", reads the statement sent to Fides.
Father Adriano da Silva Barros was 36 years old. A first police report indicates that he was killed with a knife, but the body was then set on fire. A farmer in the rural area of Manhumirin, seeing the fire from afar, gave the alarm.
The priest's funeral was celebrated on Thursday 15 October, in the parish of the municipality of Martins Soares, his native land, presided over by Mgr. Emanuel Messias de Oliveira, Bishop of Caratinga, and concelebrated by the priests of the diocese. (CE) (FULL TEXT Release: Agenzia Fides, 16/10/2020)
Pope Francis' World Food Day Message "...feeding the hungry and safeguarding natural resources, so that we can all live in dignity, with respect and with love." FULL TEXT
VIDEO MESSAGE OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS
ON THE OCCASION OF THE WORLD FOOD DAY 2020
[FAO, 16 October 2020]
To His Excellency
Mr. QU DONGUY
On the day Fao celebrates the 75th anniversary of its creation, I wish to greet you and all the members who make it up. Its mission is beautiful and important, because you work with the aim of defeating hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.
The theme proposed this year for World Food Day is significant: «Cultivating, feeding, preserving», and this «Together. Our actions are our future ». This theme underlines the need to act jointly and with firm will in order to generate initiatives that improve the environment around us and promote the hope of many people and many peoples.
Over these 75 years, FAO has learned that it is not enough to produce food, but that it is also important to ensure that food systems are sustainable and offer healthy and accessible diets for all. It is about adopting innovative solutions that can transform the way we produce and consume food for the well-being of our communities and our planet, thus strengthening resilience and long-term sustainability.
Therefore, in this period of great difficulty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, it is even more important to support the initiatives implemented by organizations such as FAO, the World Food Program (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). aim to promote sustainable and diversified agriculture, support small agricultural communities and cooperate in rural development in the poorest countries.
We are aware that we must respond to this challenge in an age that is full of contradictions: on the one hand we are witnessing unprecedented progress in the various fields of science; on the other hand, the world faces multiple humanitarian crises. Unfortunately, we see that, according to the most recent FAO statistics, despite the efforts made in recent decades, the number of people fighting hunger and food insecurity is growing, and the current pandemic will aggravate these figures even further.
For humanity, hunger is not only a tragedy but also a shame. It is caused, in large part, by an uneven distribution of the fruits of the earth, to which must be added the lack of investment in the agricultural sector, the consequences of climate change and the increase in conflicts in different areas of the planet. On the other hand, tons of food are discarded. Faced with this reality, we cannot remain numb or remain paralyzed. We are all responsible.
The current crisis shows us that concrete policies and actions are needed to eradicate hunger in the world. Sometimes dialectical or ideological discussions take us away from achieving this goal and allow our brothers and sisters to continue to die from lack of food. A courageous decision would be to set up a "World Fund" with the money used in weapons and other military spending in order to definitively eliminate hunger and contribute to the development of the poorest countries. In this way many wars would be avoided and the emigration of many of our brothers and their families who are forced to leave their home and country to seek a more dignified life (cf. Brothers all , n. 189 and 262 ). .
Mr. Director General, in expressing my wish that FAO's activity will be ever more incisive and more fruitful, I invoke God's Blessing on you and on those who cooperate in this fundamental mission of cultivating the land, feeding the hungry and safeguarding natural resources, so that we can all live in dignity, with respect and with love. Thank you.
* from: L'Osservatore Romano , ed. daily, Year CLX, n. 246, 17/10/2020
Source: FULL TEXT Release from Vatican.va - Unofficial Translation
Novena to St. Hedwig - Short Prayer to Patron of those with Money Problems, Brides, and Death of Children
Say 1 Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be each day:
O St Hedwig, in this world you rejected the honours of the Court, its pomp, luxury and pleasures, and went to be with the poor to help them in the destitution and misery of life. There in Heaven, cast a kind look on us poor mortals, and obtain for us the grace (mention your request) and that of living in the peace and friendship of God. Amen.
V. Pray for us, St Hedwig!
R. So that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray: O God, You taught Blessed Hedwig to prefer, with all her heart, the humble road of Your Cross to the pomp of the world. Through her merits and example, grant that we may learn to reject the ephemeral delights of the world, and, embracing Your Cross, may we overcome the adversities to come. You who live and reign, One God, forever and ever. “…if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.” (Ps 62:10b)
Source: http://www.sthedwigfloralpark.org/ - Image Source: Google Images
Quote to SHARE by St. Teresa of Avila "Let nothing disturb you, Let nothing frighten you, All things are passing away: God never changes...
Let nothing disturb you, Let nothing frighten you,