Thursday, September 23, 2010

Free Rosary Book

Picture source

Courageous Priest has graciously offered St. Robert Bellermine's Book on the Holy Rosary online. You can find the e-book With This Weapon!
The Hidden Secrets of the Rosary"

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Join in! The Worldwide Children's Eucharistic Holy Hour! October 1st First Friday

In association with the World Apostolate of Fatima

Clergy, Principals, Teachers and Parents!

Monsignor John Kozar, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Society of the Holy Childhood Association, and the World Apostolate of Fatima, invites you to the eighth annual, Worldwide Children's Eucharistic Holy Hour.

Click on this link to see our press release

8th Annual Worldwide Eucharistic Holy Hour Gathers Children Around the Globe in Prayer For Families

For more information please visit us Children of the Eucharist

Contact Sister Maria de la Revelación Castañeda, SSVM, Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. (,

or Sandy Bertini, Diocese of Arlington (sandybertini(at)yahoo(dot)com).

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Prayer Novena for the Pope Benedict XVI and the Papal Visit to UK Starts Today

The Novena period which precedes the Feast begins on Wednesday
15th of September - Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.

As this Novena period surrounds the Papal Visit - (September
16th to 19th) it is suggested that people pray the Novena for
the following intentions:

"For God's mighty blessing and protection upon the Papal Visit
and for the Holy Father's intentions".

For overseas readers, perhaps the best way of joining in the Novena is to say the Rosary each day, or at least one decade, for this intention.

Here at this blog, we are asking that you offer your Holy Rosary prayers for the Holy Father's intentions for nine consecutive days, along with the following prayer from the Knights of Columbus' prayer card, for his intentions:


Lord, source of eternal life and truth,
give to your shepherd, Benedict, a spirit
of courage and right judgment, a spirit
of knowledge and love. By governing
with fidelity those entrusted to his care,
may he, as successor to the Apostle Peter
and Vicar of Christ, build your Church
into a sacrament of unity, love and peace
for all the world. Amen.

V. Let us pray for Benedict, the pope.
R. May the Lord preserve him,
give him a long life,
make him blessed upon the earth,
and not hand him over
to the power of his enemies.
V. May your hand
be upon your holy servant.
R. And upon your son,
whom you have anointed.
Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory Be…

Monday, September 13, 2010

WAF - Honolulu Division - 4th Annual Public Rosary

In honor of the Anniversary of the Last Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima on October 13th, 1917.

WHERE:  Thomas Square Park (Beretania and Victoria)

WHEN:  October 13, 2010

TIME:  2:30 p.m.  Assembly
             2:45 p.m.  Procession and Coronation
             3:00 p.m.  Chaplet of Divine Mercy (Chanted)
             3:20 p.m.  The Most Holy Rosary

Please join us!  Invite your family and friends to gather together and show your love for our Blessed Mother and her Divine Son.

The following are photos from last years public rosary.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Marian Shrines Have Much Life, Says Cardinal

Stresses Mary's Intercession for Pilgrims

BARCELONA, Spain, SEPT. 9, 2010 ( The archbishop of Barcelona is urging the faithful to rediscover the meaning of Marian shrines, which have an abundance of life.

Cardinal Lluís Martínez Sistach stated that Marian shrines "are not only a vestige of the past."

"They have much life," he said. "People go there because they feel it as their own spiritual reality, as it was for their ancestors."

The prelate affirmed that at Marian shrines "the Virgin Mary is attentive to the requests of pilgrims; she receives them and intercedes effectively for them."

"These shrines, as a presence of the Church, contribute to evangelization," he said, observing that these places are "also visited by persons who are non-believers and very far from the Church."

Because of this, the cardinal added, "in shrines everything that can help people to be more aware of the religious and evangelical motivation of the visits should be intensified."


"Mary places herself between her Son and persons in the reality of their privations, indigence and suffering," he said. "She places herself in their midst, that is, she acts as mediatrix."

Cardinal Sistach continued: "As at the Wedding in Cana, Mary in one way or another says to all pilgrims and visitors: 'Do whatever he tells you.'"

"Mary leads us to Jesus and brings us close to him," the prelate affirmed.

He noted that "because of this, it is necessary to rediscover the human and Christian meaning of the Marian shrines of our earth to be able to visit them, seeking a moment of silence, reflection and prayer, all of which the man of today does not find easily in the rhythm full of stress of the life he leads."

In this context, the cardinal said, Mary's birth, which the Church celebrates on Sept. 8, "is situated at the beginning of a fuller presence of God in the human journey."

He explained: "Mary's birth already announces to us the Savior's birth, the joy of Christmas.

"The Mother's birth already announces -- as dawn announces the day -- the birth of the Son."

Cardinal Sistach noted that "Mary's heart and loving look, the heart and loving look that received the Son of God in this world, is turned also to us."

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Upcoming Events from Divine Mercy Center of Hawaii

From a recent email from the Divine Mercy Center of Hawaii:

You are invited to attend two inspirational events that will lift up your weary souls. Mark your calendars for these important Divine Mercy Healing events. We have invited great guest speakers who will encourage you to hope in the love and mercy of God amidst trials, tribulations and sufferings. Don't miss these great opportunities to receive God's healing mercy. Spread the word. God bless you always.

Jesus, I Trust in You

Visit the website for more details.

Divine Mercy Healing Mass, Oct 5
at Our Lady of Good Counsel
on October 5, Tuesday 6 pm - 9 pm
in celebration of the Feast of St. Faustina
at Our Lady of Good Counsel
1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City, Oahu

Admission is free; everyone is invited,

6 pm - Divine Mercy Healing Mass
7 pm - "Deliver Us From Evil" a talk by Fr. Bill Halbing
8 pm - Healing Service
9 pm - Refreshment

Divine Mercy Healing Conference 2010
Theme: "The Healing Power of God's Mercy"
Featuring 5 guests coming from the East Coast.

Registration is required.
Procession, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Adoration, Holy Mass, Holy Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Reflection Talks on God's Healing Mercy and other topics, Healing Services, Dramatic multi-media presentation, Veneration of the St. Faustina's relic, Praise and Worship, Fellowship and more. Register by Sept. 30

Event Info
October 7-10, 2010
St. Philomena Church
3300 Ala Laulani St.
Honolulu (Salt Lake)

Friday, September 3, 2010