Today is the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary, which commemorates the intercession of the Mother of God in the Battle of Vienna (September 11-12, 1683). This battle marked the end of the Ottoman Turk advance into Europe, and the beginning of the Christian recovery of Southeastern Europe. As we celebrate this feast by praying this Litany of the Holy Name of Mary, we should remember in a special way the Christians of the Middle East who are suffering and dying today at the hands of the spiritual heirs of the Ottoman Empire.
The world’s second-largest known tree, the President, in Sequoia National Park is photographed by National Geographic magazine photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols for the December 2012 issue. The final photograph is a mosaic of 126 images.
“Every human is a jewel that gleams with unexpected colors under the right light.”
- Joe Moody
Everything is fresh again with a new perspective. A new way of seeing your life refreshes and roots out negativity. Check out Dr. Wayne Dyer for 3 minutes.
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”
Can you give any examples of this in your life?
1. Christ yesterday and today,
2. the Beginning and the End
3. the Alpha
4. and the Omega.
5. All time belongs to him;
6. and all the ages.
7. To him be glory and power;
8. through every age and for ever. Amen.
May the Light of Christ rising in glory dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds.
“Awake, sleeper, I have not made you to be held a prisoner in the underworld. Arise from the dead; I am the life of the dead. Arise, O man, work of my hands, arise, you who were fashioned in my image. Rise, let us go hence; for you in me and I in you, together we are one undivided person.”
- piece from ancient homily from unknown source
Divine Mercy has re-established order. Absorbs sin for us when we are in authentic conversation with God.