Tuesday, December 20, 2016

When You Wish upon a Star sung by Norwegian soprano Benedicte Årving

This song was performed by Benedicte at Ris kirke, Oslo-Christmas 2016. This is a link to her website where more of her songs are available:Benedicte Årving

Friday, December 2, 2016

Medjugorje: Apparition to Mirjana -December 2, 2016

December 2, 2016 Apparition of Our Lady to Mirjana

"Dear children, my motherly heart is crying as I am looking at what my children are doing. Sins are multiplying, the purity of soul is all the less important; my Son is being forgotten - honored all the less; and my children are being persecuted. That is why, you my children, apostles of my love, with soul and heart invoke the name of my Son. He will have the words of light for you. He manifests Himself to you, He breaks the bread with you and gives you the words of love so that you may transform them into merciful acts and, thus, be witnesses of truth. That is why, my children, do not be afraid. Permit my Son to be in you. He will make use of you to care for the wounded and to convert lost souls.

Therefore, my children, return to the prayer of the Rosary. Pray it with feelings of goodness, sacrifice and mercy. Pray, not only with words, but with merciful acts. Pray with love for all people. My Son, by His sacrifice, exalted love. Therefore, live with Him so that you may have strength and hope; that you may have the love which is life and which leads to eternal life. Through God's love, I am also with you, and will lead you with motherly love. Thank you."

After experiencing the apparition, Mirjana said that Our Lady was very sad.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Pie Jesu beautifully sung by Benedicte Årving, Norwegian soprano

Benedicte Årving is a Norwegian soprano who was born in Oslo on June 8, 1987. This was recorded at a Christmas concert in Ris church, Oslo on 21/12/2011. Terje Baugerød was on the organ. More information on the singer is available here:Benedicte Årving

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Apparition to Mirjana-November 2, 2016

Our Lady's Message to Mirjana

“Dear children, to come to you and to make myself known to you is a great joy for my motherly heart. It is a gift from my Son for you and for others who are coming. As a mother I am calling you: love my Son above everything. In order to love Him with all your heart, you need to come to know Him. You will come to know Him through prayer. Pray with the heart and with your feelings. To pray means to think of His love and sacrifice.

To pray means to love, to give, to suffer and to offer. I am calling you, my children, to be apostles of prayer and love. My children, it is a time of vigilance. In this vigil I am calling you to prayer, love and trust. As my Son will be looking in your hearts, my motherly heart desires for Him to see unconditional trust and love in them. The united love of my apostles will live, will conquer and will expose evil. My children, I was a chalice of the God-man; I was God's instrument. That is why I am calling you, my apostles, to be a chalice of the true and pure love of my Son. I am calling you to be an instrument through which all those who have not come to know the love of God—who have never loved—may comprehend, accept and be saved. Thank you, my children.”

Monday, October 3, 2016

Medjugorje: Mirjana's Apparition 2 Oct. 2016

Our Lady's Message to Mirjana

“Dear children, the Holy Spirit, according to the Heavenly Father, made me the mother — the mother of Jesus — and by this alone, also your mother. That is why I am coming to hear you, that I may open my motherly arms to you; to give you my heart and to call you to remain with me, because from the top of the Cross my Son entrusted you to me. Unfortunately, many of my children have not come to know the love of my Son; many of them do not want to come to know Him. Oh, my children, how much bad is done by those who must see or interpret in order to come to believe. That is why, you, my children, my apostles, in the silence of your heart, listen to the voice of my Son, so that your heart may be His home, that it may not be dark and sad, but that it may be illuminated with the light of my Son. Seek hope with faith, because faith is the life of the soul.

Anew I am calling you: pray, pray to live faith in humility, in spiritual peace, and illuminated by the light. My children, do not strive to comprehend everything immediately, because I also did not comprehend everything immediately; but I loved, and I believed in the divine words which my Son spoke — He who was the first light and the beginning of redemption. Apostles of my love — you who pray, sacrifice yourselves, love and do not judge — you go and spread the truth, the words of my Son, the Gospel, because you are the living Gospel; you are the rays of the light of my Son. My Son and I will be with you to encourage you and to test you. My children, always implore the blessing of those, and only of those whose hands have been blessed by my Son, of your shepherds. Thank you.”

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Medjugorje Apparition to Mirjana on September 2, 2016

Message of Our Lady to Mirjana

“Dear children, according to the will of my Son and my motherly love, I am coming to you, my children, but especially to those who have not yet come to know the love of my Son. I am coming to you who think of me and who invoke me. To you, I am giving my motherly love and I am carrying the blessing of my Son. Do you have pure and open hearts, and do you see the gifts, the signs of my presence and love? My children, in your earthly life, be led by my example. My life was pain, silence and immeasurable faith and trust in the Heavenly Father. Nothing is by chance: neither pain, nor joy, nor suffering, nor love.

All of these are graces which my Son grants to you and which lead you to eternal life. Of you, my Son asks for love and prayer in Him. As a mother I will teach you: to love and to pray in Him means to pray in the silence of your soul and not only reciting with your lips; it is even the least beautiful gesture done in the name of my Son - it is patience, mercy, the acceptance of pain and sacrifice done for the sake of another. My children, my Son is looking at you. Pray that you also may see His face and that it may be revealed to you. My children, I am revealing to you the only and real truth. Pray that you may comprehend it and be able to spread love and hope; that you may be able to be apostles of my love. In a special way, my motherly heart loves the shepherds. Pray for their blessed hands. Thank you. ”

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Video of Apparition to Mirjana at Medjugorje on August 2, 2016

Medjugorje Message, August 2, 2016 - Apparition to Mirjana

“Dear children, I have come to you - among you - for you to give me your concerns so that I may offer them to my Son; that I may intercede for you before Him for your good. I know that each of you has his concerns, his trials. Therefore I am inviting you in a motherly way: come to the table of my Son. He is breaking bread for you; He is giving Himself to you; He is giving you hope; He is asking for more faith, hope and serenity from you. He is seeking of you to battle within against egoism, judgement and human weaknesses.

Therefore, as a mother, I am saying: pray; because prayer gives you strength for the interior battle. My Son, when He was little, often said to me that there will be many who will love me and call me 'mother'. Among you, I feel love. Thank you. For the sake of that love I am imploring my Son that none of you, my children, will return home the same as he came; that you may take with you all the more hope, mercy and love; that you may be my apostles of love who will witness with their lives that the Heavenly Father is the source of life and not of death. Dear children, anew, in a motherly way I am imploring you, pray for the chosen ones of my Son, for their blessed hands - for your shepherds - that they may preach my Son with all the more love and in this way bring about conversions. Thank you. ”

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Medjugorje: Apparition to Mirjana on July 2nd, 2016

Our Lady's Message to Mirjana

“Dear children, My real, living presence among you should make you happy because this is the great love of my Son. He is sending me among you so that, with a motherly love, I may grant you safety; that you may comprehend that pain and joy, suffering and love, make your soul live intensely; that I may call you anew to glorify the Heart of Jesus, the heart of faith, the Eucharist. From day to day through the centuries, my Son, alive, returns among you - He returns to you, though He has never left you. When one of you, my children, returns to Him, my motherly heart leaps with joy. Therefore, my children, return to the Eucharist, to my Son. The way to my Son is difficult, full of renunciations, but at the end, there is always the light.

I understand your pains and sufferings, and with motherly love I wipe your tears. Trust in my Son, because He will do for you what you would not even know how to ask for. You, my children, you should be concerned only for your soul, because it is the only thing on earth that belongs to you. You will bring it, dirty or clean, before the Heavenly Father. Remember, faith in the love of my Son will always be rewarded. I implore you, in a special way, to pray for those whom my Son called to live according to Him and to love their flock. Thank you.”

Friday, June 3, 2016

Medjugorje - Apparition to Mirjana on 2 June 2016

Message of Our Lady to Mirjana
Dear children, as the Mother of the Church, as your mother, I am smiling as I look at you: how you are coming to me, how you are gathering around me, how you are seeking me. My comings among you are proof of how much Heaven loves you. They indicate to you the way to eternal life, to salvation. My apostles, you who strive to have a pure heart and to have my Son in it, you are on the good way. You who are seeking my Son are seeking the good way. He left many signs of his love. He left hope.

It is easy to find him if you are ready for sacrifice and penance – if you have patience, mercy and love for your neighbours. Many of my children do not see and do not hear because they do not want to. They do not accept my words and my works, yet through me, my Son calls everyone. His Spirit illuminates all of my children in the light of the Heavenly Father, in the unity of heaven and earth, in mutual love—because love invokes love and makes works more important than words. Therefore, my apostles, pray for your Church, love it and do works of love. No matter how betrayed or wounded, it is here because it comes from the Heavenly Father. Pray for your shepherds so that in them you may see the greatness of the love of my Son. Thank you.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Rosary Relay in Armagh Archdiocese - May 2016

At present a Rosary Relay is underway in the Archdiocese of Armagh for the month of May.It features the 20 mysteries of the Rosary over 20 school days. Meabh Carlin outlines full details at iCatholicplayer

In 2011 while attending a World Youth Day in Madrid, Méabh Carlin was hit by a taxi and suffered severe injuries. She shares her faith journey and her music HERE

Monday, May 9, 2016

Apparition to Mirjana at Medjugorje on May 2, 2016

Our Lady's Message to Mirjana

Dear children, my motherly heart desires your true conversion and a firm faith so that you may be able to spread love and peace to all those who surround you. But, my children, do not forget; each of you is a unique world before the Heavenly Father. Therefore, permit the continuous working of the Holy Spirit to work on you. Be my spiritually pure children. In spirituality is beauty. Everything that is spiritual is alive and very beautiful.

Do not forget that in the Eucharist, which is the heart of faith, my Son is always with you. He comes to you and breaks the bread with you; because, my children, for your sake He died, He resurrected and is coming anew. These words of mine are familiar to you because they are the truth, and the truth does not change. It is only that many of my children have forgotten it. My children, my words are neither old nor new, they are eternal. Therefore, I invite you, my children, to observe well the signs of the times - to ‘gather the shattered crosses’ and to be apostles of the revelation. Thank you.”

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Our Lady of Kibeho Apparitions 1981: The World Must Listen To The Message

One of the most compelling Marian apparitions in history occurred in Kibeho, Rwanda, with little fanfare or media coverage beyond the country’s borders. The Virgin Mary’s message is not just a message for Rwandans, and Africans, but for the entire world. It is as relevant today as it was in 1981.

The Condition of Kibeho

To appreciate the magnitude of the events that occurred in Kibeho, you need a little perspective. The small mountain village of Kibeho is located in the southern province of Rwanda, a country on the eastern side of the continent bordering Somalia. Considered one of the poorest countries in Africa, Rwanda has an estimated 65% of people living in poverty. Between 1980 and 1981, Catholics in villages throughout Rwanda were humiliated. Almost all the statues of the Virgin Mary on display were dismembered,.. Read full article at Catholic Stand

As well as saying the normal Rosary DAILY please pray the Seven Sorrows Rosary DAILY also. That is Our Lady's request. Time is running out for the World. Details of how to pray Seven Sorrows Rosary HERE

Medjugorje - Apparition to Mirjana on April 2 , 2016

Our Lady's Message to Mirjana

“Dear children, do not have hearts that are hard, closed and filled with fear. Permit my motherly love to illuminate them and fill them with love and hope; so that, as a mother, I may soothe your pains because I know them, I experienced them. Pain elevates and is the greatest prayer.

My Son, in a special way, loves those who suffer pains. He sent me to soothe them for you and bring hope. Trust in Him. I know that it is difficult for you because you see more and more darkness around you. My children, it is necessary to break it by prayer and love. The one who prays and loves is not afraid, he has hope and a merciful love, he sees the light and sees my Son. As my apostles, I call you to keep trying to be an example of merciful love and hope. Always pray anew for all the more love because merciful love brings light which breaks every darkness - it brings my Son. Do not be afraid, you are not alone, I am with you. I implore you to pray for your shepherds that at every moment they may have love, that they may work for my Son with love - through Him and in memory of Him. Thank you. ”

Thursday, March 17, 2016

.......................St. Patrick's Prayer..............

As I arise today,
may the strength of God pilot me,
the power of God uphold me,
the wisdom of God guide me.

May the eye of God look before me,
the ear of God hear me,
the word of God speak for me.

May the hand of God protect me,
the way of God lie before me,
the shield of God defend me,
the host of God save me.

May Christ shield me today.

Christ with me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit,
Christ when I stand,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Medjugorje: Apparition to Mirjana on March 2, 2016

March 2, 2016 Medjugorje Message to Mirjana

Today, March 2, 2016, Our Lady appeared the visionary Mirjana at the Blue Cross and delivered the following message: Dear children, My coming to you is a gift from the Heavenly Father for you. Through His love I am coming to help you to find the way to the truth, to find the way to my Son. I am coming to confirm the truth to you. I desire to remind you of the words of my Son. He pronounced words of salvation for the entire world, the words of love for everyone - that love which He proved by His sacrifice. But even today, many of my children do not know Him, they do not want to come to know Him, they are indifferent. Because of their indifference my heart suffers painfully.

My Son has always been in the Father. By being born on Earth He brought the divine and from me received the human. With Him the word came among us. With Him came the light of the world which penetrates hearts, illuminates them and fills them with love and consolation. My children, all those who love my Son can see Him, because His face can be seen through the souls which are filled with love for Him. Therefore, my children, my apostles, listen to me. Leave vanity and selfishness. Do not live only for what is earthly and material. Love my Son and make it so that others may see His face through your love for Him. I will help you to come to know Him all the more. I will speak to you about Him. Thank you.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Medjugorje - Apparition to Mirjana on 2 February 2016

2/2/16 Our Lady's Medjugorje Message

"Dear children, I have called you and am calling you anew to come to know my Son, to come to know the truth. I am with you and am praying for you to succeed. My children, you must pray much in order to have all the more love and patience; to know how to endure sacrifice and to be poor in spirit. Through the Holy Spirit, my Son is always with you. His Church is born in every heart that comes to know Him. Pray that you can come to know my Son; pray that your soul may be one with Him.

That is the prayer and the love which draws others and makes you my apostles. I am looking at you with love, with a motherly love. I know you; I know your pain and sorrows, because I also suffered in silence. My faith gave me love and hope. I repeat, the Resurrection of my Son and my Assumption into Heaven is hope and love for you. Therefore, my children, pray to come to know the truth; to have firm faith which will lead your heart and which will transform your pain and sufferings into love and hope. Thank you."

Sunday, January 24, 2016

" Catholics" for Choice: Wrong, Wrong, Wrong on Abortion

A pro-abortion organization that calls itself "Catholics for Choice" continues to mislead the public. Do not be mislead by its support for the Culture of Death. I have written to the organisation as follows:

On your site is the following: “he who acts against his conscience always sins.”-Thomas Aquinas. You seek to use that as support for your pro-abortion position. Your “logic” is fatally flawed. You must have an INFORMED conscience. The Fifth Commandment states that “thou shall not kill”. No ifs no buts. Abortion is the intentional killing of an unborn child. An INFORMED conscience tells you that you are breaking the Fifth Commandment. Your “logic” is deeply flawed in another respect. You state that “ he who acts against his conscience always sins.” So if your “conscience” tells you that it is right to harm somebody with whom you disagree, do you go ahead and harm that person?

Your stance on abortion is clearly incompatible with the Law of God and with Catholic Church teaching which are one and the same. Also you seek to equate the killing of an unborn child with the right to life of the unborn. That is clearly nonsensical. Since when is killing on a par with maintaining life. The use of the word choice is a euphemism that seeks to obscure the reality. The “right” to kill an unborn child may exist in Law. It is contrary to the Law of God.

This organisation was set up to confuse Catholics on the abortion issue. It is attacking Catholic teaching/ The Law of God on abortion. It misrepresents Thomas Aquinas. It is a secularist humanist anti- Catholic organisation. It is NOT CATHOLIC.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Fantastic Documentary: Saints Maximilian Kolbe, Faustina Kowalska and John Paul the Great

Medjugorje - Apparition to Mirjana on January 2, 2016

On January 2nd, 2016, Our Lady's delivered the following message:

"Dear children, as a mother, I am joyful to be among you because I desire to speak anew about the words of my Son and of His love. I hope that you will accept me with the heart, because the words of my Son and His love are the only light and hope in the darkness of today. This is the only truth and you who will accept and live it will have pure and humble hearts.

My Son loves those who are pure and humble. Pure and humble hearts bring to life the words of my Son, they live them, they spread them and they make it possible for everyone to hear them. The words of my Son bring back life to those who listen to them. The words of my Son bring back love and hope. Therefore, my beloved apostles, my children, live the words of my Son. Love each other as He loved you. Love each other in His name, in memory of Him. The Church is advancing and growing because of those who listen to the words of my Son; because of those who love; because of those who suffer and endure in silence and in the hope of final redemption. Therefore, my beloved children, may the words of my Son and His love be the first and the last thought of your day. Thank you."