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Prayer Needed in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey…

SourceURL:http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/be-ready-to-help-hurricane-harvey-victims-us-bishops-say-36184/ Washington D.C., Aug 27, 2017 / 09:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The damage done by Hurricane Harvey is a cause for prayer and preparation to help the storm’s victims, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has said. “As the Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, this crisis hits very close to home”, conference president Cardinal Daniel DiNardo said Aug. 27. “In solidarity with my brother bishops in this area of the country, I call on people of faith to pray for all of those who have been impacted by this hurricane, and I ask people of good will to stand with the victims and their families.” “May God, the Lord of mercy and compassion, protect all who are still in danger, and bring to safety those who are missing. May He care in a special way for those who were already homeless, or without support and resources, before this disaster,” he cardinal said. The cardinal said the storm was “catastrophic and devastating” and many dioceses have been affected. Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday night as a Category 4 storm. It has killed at least two people. More than 1,000 had to be rescued. Many thousands are trapped by the water, CNN reports. Although the hurricane has been downgraded to a tropical storm, the National Weather Service said the flooding was catastrophic, unprecedented and expected to continue for days. Up to 50 inches of rain could fall on some parts of Texas. Several international airports in Texas, and a Houston hospital has evacuated after flooding caused power loss. The City of Dallas has said it will turn its convention center into a shelter to host up to 5,000 evacuees. Cardinal DiNardo said the U.S. bishops conference is working closely with local dioceses, Catholic Charities USA and St. Vincent de Paul societies, as well as other relief organizations. The bishops conference will share more information about how best to aid hurricane victims. The cardinal prayed in thanksgiving for the first responders who have put their lives at risk. “We include in our intentions the everyday …

Pope Saint Gregory the Great Lenten Reflection

A Lenten Reflection from Pope Saint Gregory the Great The glory of these forty days we celebrate with songs of praise; For Christ, by whom all things were made, Himself has fasted and has prayed. Alone and fasting Moses saw the loving God who gave the law. And to Elijah, fasting, came the steeds and chariots of flame. So Daniel trained his mystic sight, delivered from the lion’s might. And John, the Bridegroom’s friend, became the herald of Messiah’s name. Then grant us, Lord, like them to be full oft in fast and prayer with Thee; Our spirits strengthen with Thy grace, and give us joy to see Thy face. – Pope Gregory the Great  

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Our Mission We are so happy you found us and want to tell you all about CatholicMoms.com! The Catholic Moms web site is a place for Fellowship and Fun! All moms need a time to reflect and refresh… This site was created in 2000 as a resource for meeting other Catholic Mothers and learning more about, as well as encouraging, the Catholic Faith. Our focus is on the traditional teachings of the Catholic Church. This is a traditional Catholic Moms website. We offer discussion groups, Catholic News and Interesting Stories, Mother Teresa Devotions, Catholic Moms Forums, Prayer Request Pages, Information on the Catholic Faith, Links to Blogs and Catholic Web Sites, and Catholic Shopping. Our discussion groups include: Divine Mercy, Stay at Home Moms, Special Kids Moms, and Prayer Moms. We are always growing and open to your suggestions on what to include in our web site. Who am I ? I am a Catholic Mom with 7 beautiful blessings from God (children)!!! I also have 2 beautiful grandchildren! My believe is that being a mother is the most important job in the world. I want to encourage you and inspire you to treat your children like precious jewels! All moms need to take a little time to care for themselves and to nourish their spirits. “Children are a gift from God; They are a reward from Him.” ~Psalm 127:3 Through the imitation of Mary, the Mother of our Dear Savior Jesus Christ, we can help each other to grow in the Catholic Faith and to become the Mothers that God wants us to be. CatholicMoms.com is a place to visit for fellowship, encouragement, inspiration, devotions, and friendship! Your input is always welcomed! Renee Winkeljohn, Webmaster Contact Information Postal Address: CatholicMoms.com 3112 Raven Ridge Enid, OK 73701 Suggestions and Comments: Please Use Our Feedback Form Thank you for Visiting! If you enjoy this web site, you can help us keep it going by visiting our Catholic Gift Store www.SaintsMarket.com and telling all of your friends about us!

Why Wear the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel?

THE BROWN SCAPULAR – A SIGN OF CHRISTIAN FAITH AND COMMITMENT Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Brown Scapular Signs in Ordinary Human Life  The world in which we live is full of material things which have symbolic meaning: light, fire, water ….. There are also, in every- day life, experiences of relationships between human beings, which express and symbolize deeper realities such as sharing a meal (as a sign of friendship), taking part in a protest march (as a sign of solidarity), joining together in a national celebration (as a sign of identity). We need signs and symbols to help us understand what is happening at present, or what happened before, and to give us an awareness of who we are, as individuals and as groups. Signs in Christian Life Jesus is the great sign and gift of the Father’s love. He founded the Church as a sign and instrument of his love. Christian life also has its signs. Jesus used bread, wine, and water, to help us understand higher things, which we can neither see nor touch. In the celebration of the Eucharist and the other sacraments (baptism confirmation, reconciliation, matrimony, orders, the sacrament of the sick) the symbols, (water, oil, the laying on of hands, the rings), all have their own meaning and bring us into communication with God, present in each of them. As well as liturgical signs, the Church has others related to some event, to some tradition, or some person. One of these is the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The Scapular is a Sign of Mary One of the signs in the tradition of the Church from many centuries ago is the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. It is a sign approved by the Church and accepted by the Carmelite Order as an external sign of love for Mary, of the trust her children have in her, and of commitment to live like her. The word scapular indicates a form of clothing which monks wore when they …

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