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Passionist Vocations Prayer

OUR PASSIONIST CHARISM

Vocations Prayer

Jesus,
you gave your life on the Cross
so that we could share in God’s own life
and know his love for us.

May the love that flows from the Cross
transform our hearts,
so that we can bring your love and compassion
to those whose lives we touch,
especially those who are suffering.

Give the light of your Holy Spirit
to those young people who have received
the grace of a Passionist vocation.
Inspire them to give their lives
as Passionist priests, brothers or sisters,
keeping the Memory of your Passion alive
in their own hearts and in the hearts of others.

May Mary, who stood by the Cross, be their example,
and may Saint Paul of the Cross be their guide. Amen.

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Nigeria’s Middle Belt Report: Dozens Murdered in Churches as Attacks Increase

05/07/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – For Christians in Nigeria’s Middle Belt region, April has been the deadliest month in 2018 thus far. Over the past month, there have been reports of more than 350 people killed in the Middle Belt due to the Fulani militant crisis. These attacks spanned eight states; however, the … Continue reading

Pastor Sentenced to Four Years in Prison on Blasphemy Charge in Indonesia

05/07/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on May 7, the Tangerang District Court in Indonesia sentenced Reverend Abraham Ben Moses to four years in prison and issued him a 50 million Rupiah fine (~3,500 USD) for religious defamation. If he cannot afford to pay the fine, “it … Continue reading

President Trump Calls Out Killing of Christians in Nigeria

Fulani Crisis Mentioned During Presidential Conversation 05/03/2018 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that President Trump and President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria have met in Washington D.C. where they planned to discuss security and economics in Nigeria. However, during the initial televised meeting of the two leaders, President Trump … Continue reading

Christ in the Tabernacle

Father Benson reminds us that “in the Blessed Sacrament [Christ] actually conveys to us gifts which we cannot otherwise claim. He brings near to us, and unites to us, not only His Divinity, but that same dear and adorable Human Nature which He assumed on earth for this very purpose.” “Jesus Christ, then, dwells in … Continue reading

Facebook Blocks 70 Million People from Christian and Pro-President Trump Posts

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 1, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ — Facebook continues censoring conservatives and now faces competition. After Facebook blocked 70 million people from Steven Andrew’s Christian and Pro-President Trump posts, Andrew started the USA.Life social network. USA.Life is the conservative alternative to Facebook and hopes to launch this summer. Andrew is a Silicon Valley … Continue reading

Catholic Priest Fatally Shot After Mass in the Northern Philippines

04/30/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on the morning of April 29, a 37-year-old Catholic priest in the northern Philippines was gunned down in Gattaran town, Cagayan province, shortly after the conclusion of Mass. Father Mark Anthony Ventura was giving the blessing and talking with choir members … Continue reading

Saint Paul of the Cross

Catholic Restoration

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Saint Paul of the Cross

Founder
(1694-1775)

The eighty-one years of this Saint’s life were modeled on the Passion of Jesus Christ. In his childhood, when praying in church, a heavy bench fell on his foot, but the boy paid no attention to the bleeding wound, and spoke of it as a rose sent from God. As a young man, he wished to be a religious, but his confessor, who had determined to humiliate him, commanded him to go to a dance. As he stepped out onto the floor out of obedience, the strings of the musicians’ instruments broke, and the event ended.

About this time, the vision of a scourge with love written on its lashes made him understand that God wanted to scourge my soul, but out of love. His thirst for penance would indeed be satisfied. In the hope of dying for the Faith, he enlisted in…

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Escorting Souls To Our Lord

Peg Pondering Again


This picture is called “Escorting Souls to Heaven” by Howard David Johnson.

By praying for the dying, we are in fact walking that soul as far as we can home, to our Lord..

A few months ago, I was with a good friend who was passing on from this world, to eternal life. I sat at his bedside and through our Lord, managed to break the selfish bonds I had attached to him. I started to pray. There were a few souls in the room with him at this time who were conversing about the old days when our friend was in better shape and spirits. Rather then continue in the small talk, I listened to the voice telling me to get to work. In doing so, quickly recruited them to pray with me.

I opened my purse and grabbed the rosary given to me that belonged to my…

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