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- 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
PHOTO OF THE MONTH
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? Read More »
YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT. PRAYER IN ACTION
THE ONE MINUTE SERMON
YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS
Dear Saint Dominic, you spent your short life totally for love of Jesus and His Mother. Help youth today to realize the importance of God in their lives. You became a saint through fervent participation in the sacraments; enlighten parents and children to the importance of frequent Confession and Holy Communion. At a young age you meditated on the sorrowful Passion of Our Lord. Obtain for us the grace of a fervent desire to suffer for love of Him. We desperately need your intercession to protect today's children from the snares of the world. Watch over them and lead them on the narrow road to Heaven. Ask God to give us the grace to sanctify our daily duties by performing them perfectly out of love for Him. Remind us of the necessity of practicing virtue especially in times of trial. Saint Dominic Savio, you who preserved your Baptismal innocence of heart, pray for us.
On day of his first communion, he chose a motto: "Death, but not sin!" and he kept it always.
He is only seven years old when he received his First communion but Dominic was able to make resolutions on this important event on his life.
1. “I will go to Confession frequently and receive Holy Communion as often as my Confessor allows.
2. I will sanctify Sundays and Holy Days.
3. My friends shall be Jesus and Mary.
4. Death, but not sin.” St. John Bosco testified that these resolutions were his whole program of sanctity and were faithfully kept.
St. Dominic Inspiring Profile
St. Dominic Savio model of the youth in the entire world.
"I can't do big things," St. Dominic Savio once said, "but I want everything to be for the glory of God." At an early age he already knew how to work for God. This heroism in little things is the stuff of holiness.
At the age of five Dominic had already learned to serve Mass. Neither rain nor heavy snows could keep him away from the altar. The parish priest more than once found the boy kneeling on the church steps, awaiting his arrival. Closer to the Eucharist as an altar boy, he had still to wait two more years before he was allowed to make his First Holy Communion. At the age of seven he was admitted to the Eucharistic Banquet—a remarkably early age for those times.
When Don Bosco was looking for young men to train as priests for his Salesian Order, his parish priest suggested Dominic Savio. Dominic became more than a credit to Don Bosco's school— everyone in the school saw from the way he prayed that this boy was different. He single-handedly organized those who were to be the nucleus of Don Bosco's order.
At the age of twelve confided to his Confessor, St. John Bosco: “I feel the need of becoming a saint. If I do not become a saint, I am wasting my time. God wants me to be a saint, and I must become one.” Then Saint John Bosco, who is his mentor, said to him: The prescription was as follows: “Cheerfulness always. Constant piety. Perseverant study. Remember, Dominic, no need to get upset. ‘The Lord is not in the whirlwind”
The formula worked magic in the heart of the boy. His holiness overflowed in the apostolic zeal that soon manifested itself among his companions. He exposed himself to physical danger in order to conciliate older boys who had decided to settle a furious quarrel with stones. His zeal to do good urged him to found the Immaculate Conception Sodality, the purpose of which was to draw many young boys to Christ, especially through the frequent reception of the Sacraments and through devotion to Our Lady.
For all that, Dominic was a normal, high-spirited boy who sometimes got into trouble with his teachers because he would often break out laughing. However, he was generally well disciplined and gradually gained the respect of the tougher boys in Don Bosco's school.
One day Dominic began to feel sick and was sent home to get better. While at home he grew worse, instead, and received the last Sacraments. He was only fifteen then, but he did not fear death. In fact, he was overjoyed at the thought of going to Heaven. Just before he died, he tried to sit up and asked his father to read some prayers for him.
"Goodbye," he murmured to his good father. Suddenly his face lit up with a smile of great joy and happiness. "I am seeing such wonderful things!" he exclaimed. Then he spoke no more, for he had gone to Heaven.
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