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January 2007

“This new year is full of promise and hope. It is an opportunity for us all to make a new beginning – a new beginning in our walk with the Lord, a new beginning in our journey with the Spirit, a new beginning in our relationship with the Father. We can choose to make a new
beginning with our families, a new beginning with our relationship to the Church, even a new beginning with our attitude toward ourselves.

However to make a new beginning we must also allow others to make a new start. This means letting go of the past and not holding on to past hurt and pain. If we let go of our own past and the past of others and place the past in the gentle hands of Jesus, then the Spirit can have new
freedom in all of us.” ~ CCRCC - Vine - Fr. Paul Burak

AVE MARIA!
January 2007

“Dear children! Also today I bring you the newborn Jesus in my arms. He who is the King of Heaven and earth. He is your peace. Little children, no one can give you peace as He who is the King of Peace. Therefore, adore Him in your hearts, choose Him and you will have joy in Him. He will bless you with His blessing of peace. Thank you for having responded to my call.” Our Lady, Queen of Peace, Medjugorje, December 25, 2006.

We, Mary’s children like all ‘kiddies’ constantly seek joy. Our Queen of Peace, on Her birthday of Jesus message, offers us Her newborn baby, King of Peace. “Adore Him.” Choose Him and you will have joy in Him. He will bless you with His blessing of peace.

Jesus bless you with joy who sent gifts of support for the International Compassion Ministry work. Some overwhelmed us with their large donations. Thank you and the “widows with their mite.” Jesus will say at Judgement Day: “As often as you did it to the least of My brethren, you did it unto Me.....enter into the joy of the Lord.”.....We say with the wee girl, overwhelmed with so many Christmas gifts; “I hope Jesus has birthdays often!”

Maria Esperanza’s - Betania, Venezuela this past month filled us six pilgrims from ICM with the Holy Spirit.
December 8th, Immaculate Conception Mass at the Shrine, Mary sent her blue butterfly through the assembly
announcing Her special presence! Geo Bianchini and family of eight feted us on this his birthday and marriage
anniversary at his extended estate both in Betania and on a high hill above Caracas. He works to make Betania a
model Catholic metropolis. We thank you Geo, Juliette Samson our leader and all the M.O.M. (Mary Our Mother)
Queen of Peace Ministry, North Hills, CA. T’was good to hear John and Carol Leary and his messages from the
Lord. We spoke with Allan Robinson, 24 year old, Philippino stigmatist.

We look forward in 2007 to the Supreme Court decision declaring abortion illegal!

BETANIA - VENEZUELA by Sara Zervos, ICM Volunteer and Pilgrim

We made the pilgrimage to the Church approved apparition site of Betania and the Eucharistic Miracle of Los
Teques in Venezuela. Our Lady appeared to many at Betania as Reconciler of all People and Nations. Our Lady
promised that the sign of Her presence would be a blue butterfly. On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Mass in Betania, we were privileged to see the magnificent, iridescent Blue butterfly during Holy Communion. Our Marge was gifted with a healing on December 9th at the Mass Ordination of two new priests and three deacons in the Cathedral of Caracas. At Los Teques, we were awed with the Host which years ago miraculously bled during the Consecration. In the Chapel of the Miraculous Host, Mrs. M. Walker, a California pilgrim, walked for the first time in years. We were warmly greeted by the family of visionary, Maria Esperanza Bianchini. Father Geo and the adult children showed us how the Love of God makes a family holy like the Holy Family. At the grave of Maria Esperanza, Vicki of our o ffice had a vision: In ecstasy, Vicki saw the clouds open up, white rays came down surrounding the whole cemetery. To the side of the rays were five stairs leading to Heaven, a saint was on each stair, blessing all of the pilgrims present. Vicki felt the presence of Saint Pio and Maria Esperanza in the mist. We thank God for the holy priests, our fellow pilgrims and all the graces received.

Smiles: Lord, give me patience please right now!

When I told the doctor about my loss of memory,
he made me pay in advance.

Did you know that the term “Ringleader” refers to
the director of a bell Choir?

Blessed New Year 2007!

Love & health.

Fr. Peter Mary Rookey, O.S.M.

 
LIVES OF THE SAINTS

DECEMBER 1
ST. EDMUND CAMPION
St. Edmund lived in the sixteenth century. He was a very popular young English student who was a great speaker. 

DECEMBER 2
ST. BIBIANA
St. Bibiana's father Flavian had been prefect of the city of Rome in early Christian times. 

DECEMBER 3
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER
St. Francis Xavier, the great missionary, was born at Xavier Castle in Spain in 1506.

DECEMBER 4
ST. JOHN DAMASCENE

St. John lived in the eighth century. He was born in the city of Damascus of a good Christian family

DECEMBER 5
ST. SABAS

St. Sabas, born in 439, is one of the most famous monks of Palestine.

DECEMBER 6
ST. NICHOLAS

St. Nicholas is the great patron of children and of Christmas giving.

DECEMBER 7
ST. AMBROSE

St. Ambrose was born around 340. He was the son of the Roman governor of Gaul.

DECEMBER 8
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF MARY

Our first parents offended God by sinning seriously.

DECEMBER 9
BLESSED JUAN DIEGO

St. Juan Diego is well-known because the Mother of God appeared to him.

DECEMBER 10
ST. JOHN ROBERTS

St. John was born in Wales in 1577. Although he was not a Catholic, he was taught by an elderly priest.

DECEMBER 11
ST. DAMASUS I

ST. Damasus was born in Rome and lived in the fourth century-exciting times for the Church.

DECEMBER 12
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

We celebrate the event of Mary's appearances on Tepyac Hill in Mexico.

DECEMBER 13
ST. LUCY

St. Lucy, the beloved saint, lived in Syracuse, Sicily. She was born toward the end of the third century.

DECEMBER 14
ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS

St. John was born in Spain in 1542. He was the son of a weaver.

DECEMBER 15
ST. NINO

St. Nino was a Christian girl who lived in the fourth century.

DECEMBER 16
ST. ADELAIDE

St. Adelaide was born in 931. At the age of sixteen, this Burgundian princess was married to King Lothair.

DECEMBER 17
ST. OLYMPIAS

St. Olympias was born around the year 361. She belonged to a great family of Constantinople.

DECEMBER 18
ST. FLANNAN

St. Flannan lived around the seventh century. He was the son of an Irish chieftain named Turlough. Flannan was educated by the monks.

DECEMBER 19
BLESSED URBAN V

Blessed Urban's name before he became pope was William de Grimoard.

DECEMBER 20
ST. DOMINIC OF SILOS

St. Dominic, a Spanish shepherd boy, was born at the beginning of the eleventh century.

DECEMBER 21
ST. PETER CANISIUS

ST. Peter, a Dutch man, was born in 1521. His father wanted him to be a lawyer.

DECEMBER 22
ST. CHAEREMON AND ST. ISCHYRION AND OTHER MARTYRS

The third century was marked by Roman persecutions of the Church.

DECEMBER 23
ST. JOHN OF KANTY

St. John, the Polish saint, was born in 1390, the son of good country folk.

DECEMBER 23
ST. MARGUERITE D'YOUVILLE

St. Marguerite was born in Quebec, Canada, on October 15, 1701.

DECEMBER 24
ST. CHARBEL

St. Charbel was born Youssef Makhlouf on May 8, 1828, in a mountain village in Lebanon.

DECEMBER 25
CHRISTMAS, THE BIRTHDAY OF JESUS

The time had come for the Son of God to become man for love of us.

DECEMBER 26
ST. STEPHEN

St. Stephen's name means crown. He was the first disciple of Jesus to receive the martyr's crown.

DECEMBER 27
ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE

St. John was a fisherman in Galilee. He was called to be an apostle.

DECEMBER 28
THE HOLY INNOCENTS

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the Wise Men came from the east to worship him.

DECEMBER 29
ST. THOMAS BECKET

St. Thomas Becket was born in 1118, in London, England.

DECEMBER 30
CST. ANYSIA

St. Anysia lived in Thessalonica toward the end of the second century.

DECEMBER 31
ST. SYLVESTER

St. Sylvester dates back to early Christian times, to the reign of Constantine.

 
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SAINT MICHAEL
St. Michael the Archangel Story
History of St. Michael the Archangel Prayer
St. Michael the Archangel Prayers
St. Michael the Archangel Apparitions
The Chaplet of St. Michael Archangel
Novena to St Micheal the Archangel
Litany of St. Michael the Archangel


SAINT GABRIEL

St. Gabriel Prayer

SAINT RAPHAEL

St. Raphael Prayer
 
PHOTO OF THE MONTH


Tour of the Relics of the Passion
(International Center for Holy Relics)
www.HolyRelics.org

 
REFLECTIONS

“Jesus’ Baptism”

Why did Jesus, the sinless one sent from the Father in heaven, submit himself to John’s baptism? John preached a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (Luke 3:3). In this humble submission we see a foreshadowing of the “baptism” of Jesus bloody death upon the cross. Jesus’ baptism is the acceptance and the beginning of his mission as God’s suffering Servant (Isaiah 52:13-15; 53:1-12). He allowed himself to be numbered among sinners. Jesus submitted himself entirely to his Father’s will. Out of love he consented to this baptism of death for the remission of our sins. Do you know the joy of trust and submission to God?

 
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