Inspirational Bible verses, sayings of the Saints & short prayers compiled by Gudrun and John Wilson, members of Archdiocese of Southwark
Nov 10 • 17 tweets • 3 min read
NOVEMBER: HOLY SOULS' MONTH
This is truly amazing. 👇🏼
How a Girl Found Her Mother
🧵1. Jeanne Marie once heard a homily on the Holy Souls which made an indelible impression on her mind. The French...
2. servant girl was deeply moved by the thought of the sufferings the souls endure and horrified to see how cruelly they are neglected and forgotten by their friends on Earth.
Among other things the preacher stressed was that many souls who are in reality near to their release –
Apr 21 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
THE POLISH PRINCE (From "Read Me or Rue It")
🧵 1. A Polish Prince, who, for some political reason, had been exiled from his native country, bought a beautiful property in France.
Unfortunately he had lost the faith of his childhood and was at the time of the events
2. engaged in writing a book against God and the existence of a future life.
Strolling one evening in his garden he came across a poor woman weeping bitterly. He questioned her as to the cause of her grief.
“Ah! Prince,” she replied, “I am the wife of Jean Marie,
Mar 14, 2022 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
AN INESTIMABLE TREASURE
-thread- 1. The beginning of true virtue is most ardently to desire it, and to ask it of God with the utmost assiduity and earnestness, and considering riches as nothing in comparison with this our only and inestimable treasure. Fervent prayer, #quotes2. holy meditation, and reading pious books, are the principal means by which it is to be constantly improved, and the interior life of the soul to be strengthened. (From Fr Butler's Lives of the Saints)
Oct 24, 2021 • 9 tweets • 5 min read
AN AGNOSTIC WITH NO AX TO GRIND TOLD ME, ‘IF I WERE RELIGIOUS, I’D BE A ROMAN CATHOLIC.’
-thread- 1. It was the haphazard remark of a photographer, an agnostic I believe, that opened my eyes... it was to the effect
It was the testimony of a man who had no ax to grind. A Jewish dentist made the same remark in effect to me shortly afterwards. The man-in-the-street #Catholicism#Christianity
Oct 24, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
THIS NOVENA MAY BE STARTED TODAY:
-thread- 1. NOVENA PRAYER TO THE HOLY SOULS IN PURGATORY
O Holy Souls in Purgatory, you are the certain heirs of Heaven. You are most dear to Jesus as the trophies of His Precious Blood
#HolySouls#Purgatory#November2. and to Mary, Mother of Mercy. Obtain for me through your intercession the grace to lead a holy life, to die a happy death and to attain the blessedness of eternity in Heaven.
Dear suffering souls, who long to be delivered in order to praise and glorify God in Heaven,
Oct 21, 2021 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
21st OCTOBER: ST ZAIRA, MARTYR
-thread- 1.St Zaira is mentioned today's catalogue of feast days as being martyred in Spain, during the occupation of the Moors and as remembered on October 21.
Very little else is handed down to us about this saint, #StZaira2. but making some reflections we can deduce some circumstances of her saintly life.
The name derives from the Arabic Zahirah and means "the rose" and often occurs in oriental literature, even in the form Zara.
In Spain, the occupation
Oct 21, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
THE CHAPLET OF THE HOLY WOUNDS:
On the crucifix and the first three beads we say:
O Jesus, Divine Redeemer, be merciful to us and to the whole world. Amen.
Assisting devoutly at Mass you render to the Sacred Humanity of Our Lord the greatest homage. You afford to the souls in Purgatory the greatest possible relief.
Oct 6, 2021 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
This version is quite mind-blowing:
FROM THE EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE
(according to the Commandments of God)
- 1st COMMANDMENT -
"I am the Lord your God...you shall not have strange gods before me."
-thread- 1. One sins against this Commandment...
(cont'd in comments) 2. by deliberate unbelief, - by indifference towards the true Faith, - by neglecting or disregarding certain articles of the Faith, for instance that of Sacramental Confession, - by presumptuous personal analysing of the mysteries of faith, - by deliberate nourishing of doubts,
Oct 5, 2021 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
PRAYER TO ST ANNA SCHAFFER, INTERCESSOR FOR THE DISABLED AND ACCIDENT VICTIMS (MEMORIAL: 5th OCTOBER)
-thread- 1. Glorious St Anna Schaffer, intercessor for the handicapped, bedridden, and accident victims, plead for us. #StAnnaSchaffer#DisabilityTwitter#Patron#Saint2. You became disabled after an accident when boiling your employer’s laundry which left you severely burnt and scarred. Dear Saint, you were humble, pure and patient. Please obtain for me from our risen Jesus the request I make of you (mention your request).
Oct 4, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
4th OCTOBER: ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI
-thread- 1. Born in 1181, the son of a wealthy merchant, Francis gave up everything to obey the words of the Lord: “Leave all, and follow me.” He lived in complete poverty, preaching the Gospel. #StFrancis#StFrancisOfAssisi#Bible#Gospel2. Others came to join him, and they lived by a simple rule based on the Gospel. From them grew the Franciscan Order, which spread rapidly
Oct 2, 2021 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
ACT OF CONSECRATION TO YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL
-thread- 1. Holy Guardian Angel, you were given to me at the beginning of my life as a protector and companion. Poor sinner that I am, I, (name) want to consecrate myself to you today in the presence of #guardianangels#Guardian#UK2. my Lord and God, Mary, my Celestial Mother, and all the angels and saints.
I want to unite myself to you today and never more be separated from you.
United intimately with you
Oct 1, 2021 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
2nd OCTOBER: FEAST OF THE HOLY GUARDIAN ANGELS
-thread- 1. The Almighty has placed you under the protection of an Angel. Render thanks to Him this day for so great a benefit. Give thanks also to your Guardian Angel #guardianangels#CatholicTwitter#Twitter#Christianity2. for all the love and care which until now he has always bestowed upon you. Show him always due honour, in accordance with the admonitions of the Lord. Let no day pass on which you do not, at least morning and evening, place yourself under his powerful protection
Sep 30, 2021 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
1st OCTOBER: ST THERESE OF LISIEUX, VIRGIN
-thread- 1. Therese of the Child Jesus was born in Alencon, France, of respectable and pious parents. Her mother died when Therese was five years old.
Desiring to enter the Order of the Discalced Carmelites #StThereseOfLisieux2. but, not being the proper age, she met with many obstacles in embracing the religious life. She courageously overcame these difficulties and was happily admitted to the Carmel at Lisieux at the age of fifteen. There she burned with extraordinary
Sep 30, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
ST JEROME, PRIEST AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH - 30 SEPTEMBER
-thread- 1. St Jerome was born about 342, he studied in Rome, where he was baptised. He lived for some years as a hermit in the Syrian desert, then returned to Antioch and was ordained priest by Paulinus. #StJerome2. He lived in Constantinople and then in Rome, preaching asceticism, and studying. Eventually he settled in Bethlehem, where he was head of the monastery and
Sep 29, 2021 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
FROM THE MASS READINGS:
-thread- 1. I beheld till thrones were placed, and the Ancient of days sat: his garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like clean wool: his throne like flames of fire: #StMichael#Michaelmas#Bible#God#religion#wednesdaythought#UK2. the wheels of it like a burning fire. A swift stream of fire issued forth from before him: thousands of thousands ministered to him, and ten
Jun 5, 2021 • 9 tweets • 4 min read
5th JUNE: ST BONIFACE
-thread- 1. St Boniface was born in Devonshire, England, in the year 680. Some missionaries staying at his father's house spoke to him of heavenly things, and inspired him with a wish to devote himself, as they did, to God. #StBoniface#Bible#Christians2. He entered the monastery of Exminster, and was there trained for his apostolic work. His first attempt to convert the pagans in Holland having failed, he went to Rome to obtain the Pope's blessing on his mission, and returned with authority to preach to the German tribes.
Jun 4, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
4th JUNE: ST WALTER OF SERVILIANO, ABBOT
-thread- 1. St Walter was a native of Rome, and in his youth withdrew himself from the tumult of the world to make the study of God and himself his only employment.
By the exercises of self-denial and
#StWalterOfServiliano#Christian2. and holy contemplation, he had already made great progress in an interior life, when, out of a desire of following perfectly the sweet call of divine grace, he retired to San-Serviliano, a town in the diocese of Fermo, in the Marche of Ancona, where he some time after
Jun 4, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
NOVENA PRAYER TO ST ANTHONY, THE WONDER-WORKER (Feast: 13th of June)
-thread- 1. St Anthony, you are glorious for your miracles and for the condescension of Jesus who came as a little child to lie in your arms. Obtain for me
#CatholicChurch#CatholicTwitter#StAnthony#novena2. from His bounty the grace which I ardently desire. You were so compassionate toward sinners, do not regard my unworthiness. Let the glory of God be magnified by you in connection with the particular request that I earnestly present to you (name it).
Jun 3, 2021 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
REPARATION PRAYER TO JESUS IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
-thread- 1. Jesus, my God, my Saviour, with that lowly homage with which Faith inspires me, I worship thee, true God and true Man; with my whole heart I love thee, enclosed in this most august Sacrament of the Altar, in 2. reparation for all the acts of irreverence, profanation, and sacrilege, which, to my shame, I may ever have committed, as well as for all those which have ever been committed, or ever may be committed in ages yet to come.