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Inspirational Bible verses, sayings of the Saints & short prayers compiled by Gudrun Lisa Korell and John Wilson, members of Archdiocese of Southwark
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Mar 14 7 tweets 3 min read
AN INESTIMABLE TREASURE

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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,
#quotes 2. 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.’

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1. It was the haphazard remark of a photographer, an agnostic I believe, that opened my eyes... it was to the effect

#CatholicEdChat #Jesus #Twitter #Bible #books #BookTwitter Image 2. that if Christianity were true, obviously the Roman Catholic Church, with her authority was right.

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:

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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 #November 2. 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

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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, #StZaira 2. 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:

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On the crucifix and the first three beads we say:

O Jesus, Divine Redeemer, be merciful to us and to the whole world. Amen.

Strong God, holy God, immortal God,

#Assignments #Uk #Jesus #HolyWounds #LordHaveMercy
#CatholicTwitter 2. have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.
Oct 20, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
21st OCTOBER: BL. CHARLES OF AUSTRIA

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1. Bl. Charles was born in Persenbeug Castle on 17 August 1887 in Melk, Lower Austria to Archduke Otto and Princess Maria Josephine of Saxony. He received a solid Catholic education,

#Blessed #CharlesOfAustria #CatholicTwitter #OTD Image 2. and had a strong devotion to the Eucharist.

He married Princess Zita of Bourbon and Parma, and together they had eight children.

The assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand in 1914 marked the beginning of the First World War.
Oct 20, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
THE HOLY MASS

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1. At the hour of death the Masses you have heard will be your greatest consolation. Every Mass will go with you to judgment and plead for pardon.

#HolyMass #DailyMass #news #DailyDevotional #uk #Christmas #China #Christianity #CatholicTwitter #Twitter Image 2. At every Mass you can diminish the temporal punishment due to your sins, more or less according to your fervour.

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:
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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."

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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)

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1. Glorious St Anna Schaffer, intercessor for the handicapped, bedridden, and accident victims, plead for us.
#StAnnaSchaffer #DisabilityTwitter #Patron #Saint 2. 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

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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 #Gospel Image 2. 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

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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 #UK 2. 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

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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 #Christianity 2. 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

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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
#StThereseOfLisieux 2. 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

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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. #StJerome Image 2. 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:

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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 #UK Image 2. 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

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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 #Christians 2. 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

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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 #Christian 2. 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)

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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 #novena Image 2. 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

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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 Image 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.
Jun 3, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
3rd JUNE: ST KEVIN, ABBOT; SECOND PATRON OF DUBLIN

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1. St Kevin (Coemgen), Abbot of Glendalough, Ireland, was born about 498, the date being very obscure; he died 3 June 618. He was baptised by St Cronan and educated by St Petroc, a Briton. #StKevin #Glendalough Image 2. From his twelfth year he studied under monks, and eventually embraced the monastic state. Subsequently he founded the famous monastery of Glendalough (the Valley of the Two Lakes), the parent of several other monastic foundations.
May 10, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
AT THE HOUR OF DEATH THE MASSES YOU HAVE HEARD WILL BE YOUR GREATEST CONSOLATION

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1. At the hour of death the Masses you have heard will be your greatest consolation. Every Mass will go with you to judgment and plead for pardon.

At every Mass you #HolyMass #HappyDeath 2. can diminish the temporal punishment due to your sins, more or less according to your fervour.

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.

You are preserved