Saturday, October 10, 2015

SAINT OF THE DAY and MORE



St. Francis Borgia
Patron Saint of Earthquakes

Today's Saint of the Day is St. Francis Borgia. Francis grew up in an important family in 16th-century Spain, serving in the imperial court and quickly advancing in his career. But a series of events—including the death of his beloved wife—made Francis Borgia rethink his priorities. He gave up public life, gave away his possessions and joined the new and little-known Society of Jesus.

Religious life proved to be the right choice. He felt drawn to spend time in seclusion and prayer, but his administrative talents also made him a natural for other tasks. He helped in the establishment of what is now the Gregorian University in Rome. Not long after his ordination he served as political and spiritual adviser to the emperor. In Spain, he founded a dozen colleges.


At 55, Francis was elected head of the Jesuits. He focused on the growth of the Society of Jesus, the spiritual preparation of its new members and spreading the faith in many parts of Europe. He was responsible for the founding of Jesuit missions in Florida, Mexico and Peru.

Francis Borgia is often regarded as the second founder of the Jesuits. He died in 1572 and was canonized 100 years later.

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TODAY'S READINGS

Joel 4:12-21
12 ‘Let the nations rouse themselves and march to the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I shall sit in judgement on all the nations around. 13 Ply the sickle, for the harvest is ripe; come and tread, for the wine press is full; the vats are overflowing, so great is their wickedness!’ 14 Multitude on multitude in the Valley of Decision! For the Day of Yahweh is near in the Valley of the Verdict! 15 Sun and moon grow dark, the stars lose their brilliance. 16 Yahweh roars from Zion, he thunders from Jerusalem; heaven and earth tremble. But Yahweh will be a shelter for his people, a stronghold for the Israelites. 17 ‘Then you will know that I am Yahweh your God residing on Zion, my holy mountain. Jerusalem will then be a sanctuary, no foreigners will overrun it ever again.’ 18 When that Day comes, the mountains will run with new wine and the hills will flow with milk, and all the stream-beds of Judah will run with water. A fountain will spring from Yahweh’s Temple and water the Gorge of the Acacias. 19 Egypt will become a desolation, and Edom a desert waste on account of the violence done to the children of Judah whose innocent blood they shed in their country. 20 But Judah will be inhabited for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation! 21 ‘I shall avenge their blood and let none go unpunished,’ and Yahweh will dwell in Zion.
Psalms 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12
1 The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the many coast lands be glad! 2 Clouds and thick darkness are round about him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. 5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth. 6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness; and all the peoples behold his glory. 11 Light dawns for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart. 12 Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name!
Luke 11:27-28
27 As he said this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts that you sucked!” 28 But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”
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My allegiance is to the Word of the Holy Bible. Job is only one  of many who speak of violence and death in the Holy Land, God's Home.  We know that it is coming, but as I said about the people who like to predict the day and time, STILL, that is known only to God.

My message today is about preparing yourself and being ready should he come at any moment. If you have prayed and asked forgiveness for your sins, you are doing very well, indeed. During the three days and nights of total darkness, and it will be complete DARKNESS and not even a candle can be lit, what will you do?  Think about what you will do during the three days of complete darkness. I, for one, intend to pray unceasingly, praising our Lord and our God. I know that it will seem like months before there is light again, but after the darkness, Jesus will take his followers underneath his wing and protect them.

Remember, "Light dawns for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart." Live each day one day at a time. Do not fear the morrow! You do not know what God has in store for your, but I know if you are his faithful servant, it will meet your prayers.

In prayers answered, you cannot go round your entire days thinking about every little thing that occurs and wonder, "is this an answer to my prayers?"  God has answered a prayer for me this week in a way that I never expected. Be open minded about this, for God will not necessarily answer in the way that you have prayed for and asked. But He WILL answer you!

WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE MOST HIGH! And when you read or hear, Most High, really let it sink in that God is the alpha and the omega; there is no one who has ever been mightier that He. Think how sad it must make him to see wars, killings in our schools and in foreign countries, now unrest his the Holy City of Jerusalem. Do you not think that God has feelings? If he had no feelings, how could he LOVE? So yes, I believe He can also feel disappointed and hurt, as well as love, compassion and joy.  Be tender with our Father God, for surely the thing that are happening make him very sad. Live your life to make Jesus, God and Mother proud and glad. Especially by worshiping and praying your Rosary, especially during the month of October.

God bless, love and keep you until next time,
ABBEY

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