Martyr Saint Januarius 19 september 2018

MASS READINGS September 19, 2018 (Readings on USCCB website) COLLECT PRAYER O God, who grant us to venerate the memory of the Martyr Saint Januarius, give us, we pray, the joy of his company in blessed happiness for all eternity. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity [...]

Prayer that turns the world upside down

Not in church There's been a fair amount of ridicule and criticism offered to the Prime Minister recently over his suggestion that we pray for Australian farmers. Most is predictable and, frankly, understandable, since, as I've written previously, Christians shouldn't necessarily expect people with vastly different assumptions about the world to comprehend their beliefs and [...]

A cross to die for

continued … So you really believe the bible is “written” by me? That’s what I was taught.  And the odd thing is that no other “text” is given the same free-pass.  Everything else is cross-referenced … linked to other sources … checked for accuracy and legitimacy … but the bible is cross-referenced against itself … [...]

September 11 2018

On this day also St. Paphnuti, the Bishop, died. He became a monk in the wilderness of St.Macarius. He schooled himself in asceticism and worship and lived a monastic life eating dry beans and fasted for days. He learned how to read and write and learned the doctrines of the church. He was ordained a [...]

On this Day 10th September 422 AD

Sep 10 422 AD St Celestine I begins his reign as Catholic Pope See https://www.onthisday.com/events/september/10   St. Celestine When the father of this Italian saint died, his good mother brought up her twelve children well, even though they were very poor. "Oh, if I could only have the joy of seeing one of you become a saint!" she use to say. [...]

USSHER’S DATE FOR WORLDS BEGINNING

Scores of attempts have been made to compute the actual date of the earliest Biblical event--the creation. The most famous was undoubtedly that made by Bishop James Ussher in the seventeenth century. James Ussher was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1581 and died in England in 1656. He lived through a time of tremendous political [...]

Or the First shall be last

  THE PARABLE OF THE GUESTS Luke 14.7. So He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noted how they chose the best places, saying to them: 8 "When you are invited by anyone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the best place, lest one more honorable than you be invited by [...]

Gregory the Great – St Angus MacNisse, 3 September 2018

As per usual, given the various versions of the Hagiography  of each saints, there are various versions according to the author and audience in conformity to the desires of the Church or religious orders of the time. If we look over at Celtic Saints of Sept. 3rd on this day there are  seven, including Gregory [...]