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This week I'll be sharing my story of God at work in my life as part of #OfGodAndMe #ThisNunsStory series. Inevitably its a series of snapshots I have plucked out of my memory album in order to tell my story. At a different time I might well have chosen different snapshots. 1/15
I was a post #war baby born in the leafy suburb of #Sutton to parents who had met in the RAF during the war.I now belong to the Congregation of the Daughters of the Cross of Liege (FC) & live in Much Hadham, Herts. 2/15 ImageImage
Dad, a teacher on #sthelier council estate was the son of a Rhondda valley miner who had died at 49 of TB & silicosis. Mum is a Geordie handweaver who drove 3-ton lorries in the war. Her father had been orphaned age 7 when his Dad died of TB. 3/15
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David Scott never really knew his older brother, John. John was born disabled and sent to the #fernaldSchool in Waltham. And with the Scott Family being in Roslindale, and poor, and not having a car, getting to Waltham wasn't easy.
John died at the age of 7, and was buried in a grave marked only with a number, and with a letter: C or P, meaning either #Catholic or #Protestant. Those were the options. He was buried here.
It's difficult to keep track of records. Advocates have been trying. metferncemetery.org/bio/C-154
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🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏻Welcome March!🙋‍♂️🙋🏻

The month of March is dedicated to Saint Joseph and this is the Year of St Joseph.
In response to The Holy Father’s request to increase our devotion to this great saint my little contribution will be to post a beautiful picture of Saint Joseph every day. Image
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#Catholic #HYMN

On this day, the first of days,
God the Father’s Name we praise;
Who, creation’s Lord and spring,
Did the world from darkness bring.

On this day the eternal Son
Over death his triumph won;
On this day the Spirit came
With his gifts of living flame.
Father, who didst fashion man
Godlike in thy loving plan
Fill us with that love divine,
And conform our wills to thine.

Word made flesh, all hail to thee!
Thou from sin hast set us free;
And with thee we die and rise
Unto God in sacrifice.

Holy Spirit, you impart
Gifts of love to every heart;
Give us light and grace, we pray,
Fill our hearts this holy day.

God, the blessed Three in One,
May thy holy will be done;
In thy word our souls are free.
And we rest this day with thee.
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#Catholic #HYMN

With souls alert for happiness
We sing the praises which are due
To honor every martyr’s crown,
Eternal gift from Christ our Lord.

As shining lights before the world,
And leaders of the Church of God,
They head the ranks of those who fight
As soldiers in the cause of right.

They conquered fear of ev’ry kind,
Despising anguish and all pain,
That through their constancy in death
Eternal light they would obtain.

Their dedicated blood was shed
By torture’s cruel, craven hand,
Their dauntless courage was upheld
By grace of life that has no end.

Devoted faith of all the saints,
Believers’ hope that never wanes,
The perfect charity of Christ,
The prince of darkness soon defeat.

In them, the Father’s glory shines,
In them the Holy Spirit’s will
Exults with all the joy of Christ
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#Catholic #CatholicTwitter HYMN

Come, let us celebrate ever more joyfully
How through the centuries martyrs so glorious
Laid down their lives for you, Jesus, our King and Lord,
Enduring all courageously.

The world enticing them to its apostasy,
They braved its mockery, setting its threats at nought;
Their love upholding them, nothing could hinder them
From imitating their Leader.

Brave men and women too, suffered for love of you;
No sound or murmuring broke from their tortured lips,
Their souls’ tranquility, gay in its fortitude
Could bear such anguish patiently.

What voice or tongue e’er can tell of the happiness
You have in readiness for those who die for you;
Their robes are beautiful, dyed in their sacrifice,
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How has religion been used to fan the flames of insurrection on Capitol Hill? - welcome to the participants to our zoom briefing today! We'll be live-tweeting as we go along:
Bishop @Mebudde felt a range of emotions on yesterdays events such as shock outrage, deep confusion, and alarm at the ways they unfolded with some predictability #capitolhill #washington #briefing
Bishop @Mebudde highlights there was no protection for vulnerable people, the homeless and key workers in the #CapitolHill area during yesterdays events
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On the #Zoroastrian origins of a weekly #Catholic Ritual

پندار نیک، گفتار نیک، کردار نیک

Most people who are Catholic, or were raised in the Roman Catholic rite, will be familiar with the triple crossing ritual during the Mass.

#Iranian #زرتشت #CatholicTwitter ImageImage
In the moment before the Gospel reading, the priest says “a reading from the Gospel according to (X)”, and the congregation replies “glory to you, o Lord”, before performing this gesture.

Using their thumb, they cross their forehead, then their lips, then their heart.
Few if any Catholic knows that this gesture is a modern representation of an ancient philosophy inherited from #Zoroastrianism:

- Blessing the forehead signifies “good thoughts”
- Blessing the lips signifies “good words”
- Blessing the heart signifies “good deeds”
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Small PSA for esp #Catholic twitter: I respect, enormously, that Tolkien & CS Lewis each served in the Great War. I respect, also, that they wrote so much that moved so many of you. Please understand that not everyone is as into this as you. We all have to share a Church etc.
"Look, I was never a big fiction reader, albeit I really liked Evelyn Waugh's sword of honour trilogy"
"You have to try the Hobbit"
"No"
"But there are deep theological truths there"
"Is there an Elfen magisterium?"
"No, but the Hobbit"
"Look, mate, I am really struggling here"
Arthur Conan Doyle went to the great Jesuit school, Stonyhurst, where much of my family went, and there are obvious Catholic elements to Sherlock Holmes, but you do not see me going on - and on - about the dogs that do not bark, or the case of the spotted hound, or whatever
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The #Sabbatean-#Frankist #Messianic Conspiracy Partially Exposed 🤓
Part I  archive.org/details/TheSab…

The #Sabbatean-#Frankist #Messianic Conspiracy Partially Exposed 🤓
Part II - All kind of articles, interesting to read 😉🤗
archive.org/details/TheSab…

Frankists and the Catholic Church
Jacob Leib #Frank was the founder of the Zoharist or Frankist movement, which was a movement that led many Jews out of the #Sabbatean perversions of spirituality and Kabbalah into baptism in the #Catholic Church.
zohariststories.blogspot.com/2019/09/franki…
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#FCRAViolation Society Of St. Anne got Rs 2.83 Cr from #FCRA, openly declared that, "Evangelization was the primary mission!" Also it has provided figures of #Catholic conversions in #AndhraPradesh on website! Appealed @HMOIndia to cancel its registration #ConversionMafia ++
On its website it is shown that Sister Anthonamma is the Superior General who heads this NGO, under her guidance, evangelization activities r carried out as is shown in photo! Its Initiatives, Core Values n Guiding Principles all include #RiceBag distribution EVANGELISATION’ ++
One of its donors namely PIME, Italy, in its website under the head India states, “Hinduism, n more recent Extremist Hinduism, has led to problems in the rural areas of the country with religious minorities being beaten and sometimes killed.”, all comments w/o evidences ++
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Very sound #Catholic reading for a Sunday on left by ⁦@BarnasJoe⁩ .... sadly on right is a very amateurish caricature that is doing the rounds & is a form of penance one must endure. We must be understanding of error but vigilant in its correction
That ‘against integralism’ piece was so bad. I am not even an integralist (albeit it asks good questions about a just society) and this review was just a bonfire of straw men amid the spirit of 1965.
Catholic theology needs a “prisoner swap” with higher protestant theology. This is abysmal. Also Catholics use Tradition not “tradition”. This is just a hot mess of 1965 redux
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#FCRAViolation Shalom NRJPD Society, Meghalaya got Rs 2.11 Cr, illegally usurped scheduled #Tribal land using #FCRA funds, distributed cash in lakhs allegedly to spread #Catholic faith among non Catholic #Christians. We have wrote @HMOIndia to cancel registration. @PIBShillong
Missionprokur, Steyler Missionsprokur- Switzerland is the largest donor of Shalom n donated Rs 1.17Cr. Missionprokur is a Catholic #evangelical organization that aims to proclaim the world for Catholicism.
Missionprokur states its mission to be like a: “Christian mission wants to bring you into personal contact with Jesus Christ, who is the ultimate sacrament of God’s love in the world.”
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#FCRAViolation Bethany Society #Meghalaya allegedly misused Rs 4.41 Cr funds meant for Dev- edu purposes to carry out fraudulent religious conversions of #Baptist, #Presbyterians in #Catholic faith, lodged complaint at @HMOIndia to cancel #FCRA registration #ConversionMafia ++
Bethany society, Meghalaya had also allegedly faked its annual #FCRA returns amounting to a whooping 88 lakhs for which @IncomeTaxIndia inquiry also sought++
It's Rs 88 Lakh anomaly in Annual #FCRA returns needs to be investigated by @dgpmegahlaya
@CidMeghalaya as the region is still struggling to recover from insurgency & a foreign hand behind it cannot be denied.
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2nd NOVEMBER: ALL SOULS' DAY (THE COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED)

~thread~
1. By purgatory, no more is meant than a middle state of souls; viz., of purgation from sin by temporary chastisements, or a punishment of some sin inflicted after
#AllSoulsDay #purgatory
2. death, which is not eternal.

As to the place, manner, or kind of these sufferings, nothing has been defined by the Church,it is interwoven with the fundamental articles of the Christian faith.

For, as eternal torments are the portion of all souls which
#faith #Christian
3. depart this life under the guilt of mortal sin, and everlasting bliss of those who die in a state of grace, so it is an obvious consequence that among the latter, many souls may be defiled with lesser stains, and cannot enter immediately into the joy of the Lord.

#Afterlife
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THREAD #PopeFrancis gives rare interview to #Serbia semi-official daily @PolitikaOnline. But as "Francisko", a name that in Serbian evokes sombreroed Mexican bandits rather than @Pontifex. Who is responsible for this #Vatican PR disaster? None other than Papal Nuntius to Serbia/2
Appreciate if someone knows of a way to connect this thread together, in right order 1-9. Thanks
2/Archbishop Luciano Suriani who personally interfered into a linguistic/cultural issue in language/culture that he does not know or understand.
When elected, every #Pope takes a regnal name that is always in #Latin, official language of #HolySee. Since time immemorial every /3
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THE TEN POINT ‘SPIRITUAL FITNESS PROGRAMME’ FOR A ‘SPIRITUAL OVERHAUL’ TO GET AND KEEP YOUR LIFE BALANCED FROM NOW ON

Outlined briefly below is a balanced TEN POINT SPIRITUAL PROGRAMME for the family which each individual can use:

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1. SIGN OF THE CROSS:

The first act of each day should be the Sign of the Cross. It involves the body and soul and is an expression of our faith in a nutshell. The basic doctrines of three Persons in one Godhead and the Son becoming man and dying on the Cross for our salvation
1b) are all contained in this act of faith. After making the Sign of the Cross, it is well to add: "Behold I come to do Your will, O God."
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ST URSULA, VIRGIN - MEMORIAL: 21st OCTOBER

~thread~
1. When the pagan Saxons laid waste our island from sea to sea, many of its old British inhabitants fled. Ursula and companions seem to have left Britain about that time
#StUrsula #Oct12 #Christianity #History #SaintOfTheDay
2. for the Castle Brittenburgh on the Rhine and to have met a glorious death in defence of their virginity from the army of the Huns, which in the fifth age plundered that country, and carried fire and the sword wherever they came.

#Huns #Saxons #UK #England #Christiantwitter
3. Sigebert’s Chronicle places their martyrdom in 453.

They were buried at Cologne, where, according to the custom of those early ages, a great church was built over their tombs, which was very famous in 643, when St Cunibert was chosen archbishop in it. #Cologne #StCunibert
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BL. JERZY POPIELUSZKO, PRIEST - 19th OCTOBER

~thread~
1. Blessed Jerzy was born in 1947 in Okopy in Eastern Poland. After finishing at his secondary school Blessed Jerzy entered the seminary at Warsaw. After ordination to the priesthood
#JerzyPopieluszko #Christian #martyr
2. He worked at the parish of St Stanislas Kostka in Warsaw.

Bl. Jerzy was asked to organise the medical teams during the visit of Pope John Paul II to Poland and Warsaw.

On 13th December 1981, the communist authorities imposed martial law,
3. arresting many Solidarity activists. Bl. Jerzy became an important focus in a welfare programme to support families affected by martial law. He regularly attended trials of Solidarity activists, sitting with their families, so that the prisoners knew they were not forgotten.
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Hi. I'm a #Catholic theologian. I'm up, I have coffee and I'm live tweeting #FratelliTutti : (1/n)
Creating this doc, "I have felt particularly encouraged by the Grand Imam Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, with whom I met in Abu Dhabi, where we declared that “God has created all human beings equal in rights, duties and dignity, and has called them to live together as brothers and sisters” (5)
"As I was writing this letter, the Covid-19 pandemic unexpectedly erupted, exposing our false securities..Anyone who thinks that the only lesson to be learned was the need to improve what we were already doing, or to refine existing systems and regulations, is denying reality."(7
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1.10 years after their publication, the #WikiLeaks cables allow you to understand world current affairs. Let me give you an example: if I want to understand why #MikePompeo meets certain people during his ongoing visit to #Italy, I just search the cable database and get answers
2. 10 years after they were published, I search the #WikiLeaks cables database and I understand why TODAY(Oct2020),#MikePompeo meets #Parolin and #Sant'EgidioCommunity during his ongoing visit to Italy
3. it's only thanks to the #WikiLeaks cables if I can understand that,during his ongoing visit to Italy, #MikePompeo met #Sant'EgidioCommunity because this powerful and progressive #Catholic community has tremendously good contacts and sources in #China
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1. you look at today's meetings of #MikePompeo at the #Vatican and want to understand why he is meeting certain people? Just look at their names(#Parolin,#Sant'EgidioCommunity) and search #WikiLeaks cables:10 years after they were released cables allow you to understand
2. you search #Parolin in the #WikiLeaks database of cables and you discover he is the grey eminence of Vatican's foreign policy and one the MOST trusted contacts by US diplomacy inside the Vatican
3. you search #Sant'EgidioCommunity in the #WikiLeaks database of cables and you discover that the Sant'Egidio Community is one of the 3 most powerful #Catholic communities with prominent contacts in places where the US diplomacy fails, like #China and #Russia
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#Descartes witnessed (though apparently did not fight in) the #BattleOfWhiteMountain near #Prague, in 1620. Image
At the time, #Descartes was in the pay of the #Catholic Duke Maximilian I of #Bavaria (1573– 1651); the Bavarians were allegedly at the very front of the battle formation (see "Bayerische Reuter"): Image
And then again, the bulk of the Bavarians (the infantry) appears to have been in the rear of the (official) order of battle: Image
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