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August 28, 2013, 12:22 am

Monica and all Mothers

Feast of Saint Monica 2013 - On the Feast of Saint Monica let us pray for all Mothers that mourn or are weeping for lost family members due to war, violence, wayward living, drugs and other addictions, especially those in the Middle East, the Sudan and all those living in poverty.

Saint Monica prayed for years for the conversion of her son Augustine and other family members for their conversion of heart, mind and soul. Augustine later became a Saint and credited his mother's prayers as the reason for his conversion. A mother's tears and prayers are powerful forms of intercession.

Lord, please hear the cry of the poor, especially weeping mothers, who mourn the loss of a family member. Console them with your light and love and assure them that their prayers are heard and dear to your heart.

Lord, we thank you for answered prayers and blessings shared through the prayers of our mothers. May their prayers for peace and unity in their homes, countries and nations be realized according to your perfect will. We entrust our children and their spiritual journey to your providential care and Divine intervention.

Saint Monica pray for us and our children! Saint Augustine instruct our hearts according to Divine wisdom and grace. Amen

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August 21, 2013, 10:10 pm

Steven Scott, Age 62, Roseville

Topeka, Kansas - A man is in critical condition after being ejected from a Jeep near Rossville.

Sgt. Todd Stallbaumer with the Shawnee County Sheriffs Department says only one vehicle was involved.

A blue 1999 Jeep Wrangler was traveling northbound on Carlson Rd. when the vehicle left the roadway, struck a culvert, rolled, entered a cornfield, and came to a stop approximately 25 ft east of Carlson Rd., Stallbaumer said.

He says 62-year-old Steven Scott of Rossville was transported by ambulance to Stormont-Vail Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Lord, bless us as we travel and keep us safe as we make life-changing decisions. Keep our children in your loving care as they start back to school and inspire their teachers with tender loving care as they plan for the new school year.

Lord, grant us patience and endurance as we manage life challenges. Turn everything to grace and blessing as we strive to serve you. Amen

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August 19, 2013, 8:48 pm

Saints for our World 2013

Rome, Egypt, Iran and the Sudan - Let us remember all saints past and present who strive to live a virtuous life for the good of others; who may have died or suffered violence or imprisonment for the sake of the good of others and all those whose witness speak of the Risen Jesus alive among us.

Let us call to mind all those who have lived a virtuous life, the good, the courageous and the holy. Let us pray for all those we have known in our lives that are striving to be Saints. May their lives give glory to God as they strive to make a difference.

The following is a meditation attributed to Pope Francis I during his recent visit to World Youth Day:

"WE NEED SAINTS

We need saints without veil or cassock.
We need saints who wear jeans and sneakers.
We need saints who go to the movies, listen to music and hang out with friends.

We need saints who put God in first place, but who let go of their power.

We need saints who have time everyday to pray and who know how to date in purity and chastity, or who consecrate their chastity.
We need modern saints, Saints of the 21st century with a spirituality that is part of our time.

We need saints committed to the poor and the necessary social changes. We need saints who live in the world and who are sanctified in the world, who are not afraid to live in the world.

We need saints who drink Coke and eat hot dogs, who wear jeans, who are Internet-savvy, who listen to CDs.

We need saints who passionately love the Eucharist and who are not ashamed to drink a soda or eat pizza on weekends with friends.
We need saints who like movies, the theater, music, dance, sports.

We need saints who are social, open, normal, friendly, happy and who are good companions.
We need saints who are in the world and know how to taste the pure and nice things of the world but who arent of the world. Amen"

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August 16, 2013, 11:00 pm

Stephen and All Those in Positions of Power,

Scottsdale, AZ - Let us remember all those named Stephen and those called to royality and power to serve their fellow humankind. Below we share the advice Saint Stephen given to his son on his death bed. The heart and wisdom of the letter are timeless and worth pondering as we lift up all those in leadership, those they serve and those who are in need, especially those in nations whose people are suffering:

"My dearest son, if you desire to honour the royal crown, I advise, I counsel, I urge you above all things to maintain the Catholic and apostolic faith with such diligence and care that you may be an example for all those placed under you by God and that all the clergy may rightly call you a man of true Christian profession. Failing to do this, you may be sure that you will not be called a Christian or a son of the Church. Indeed, in the royal palace - after the faith itself - the Church holds second place, first propagated as she was by our head, Christ; then transplanted, firmly constituted and spread through the whole world by his members, the apostles and holy fathers. And though she always produced fresh offspring, nevertheless in certain places she is regarded as ancient.

However, dearest son, even now in our kingdom the Church is proclaimed as young and newly planted; and for that reason she needs more prudent and trustworthy guardians lest a benefit which the divine mercy bestowed on us undeservedly should be destroyed and annihilated through your idleness, indolence or neglect.

My beloved son, delight of my heart, hope of your posterity, I pray, I command, that at every time and in everything, strengthened by your devotion to me, you may show favour not only to relations and kin, or to the most eminent, be they leaders or rich men or neighbours or fellow-countrymen, but also to foreigners and to all who come to you. By fulfilling your duty in this way you will reach the highest state of happiness. Be merciful to all who are suffering violence, keeping always in your heart the example of the Lord who said: I desire mercy and not sacrifice. Be patient with everyone, not only with the powerful, but also with the weak.

Finally be strong lest prosperity lift you up too much or adversity cast you down. Be humble in this life, that God may raise you up in the next. Be truly moderate and do not punish or condemn anyone immoderately. Be gentle so that you may never oppose justice. Be honourable so that you may never voluntarily bring disgrace upon anyone. Be chaste so that you may avoid all the foulness of lust like the pangs of death." AMEN - Saint Stephen's of Hungary Letter to His son on his death bed.

All these virtues I have noted above make up the royal crown and without them no one is fit to rule here on earth or attain to the heavenly kingdom.

Saint Stephen pray for us that God's perfect will is done in our lives, our Nation and our world. Amen

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August 16, 2013, 10:58 pm

Scottsdale, AZ - Let us remember all those named Stephen and those called to royality and power to serve their fellow humankind. Below we share the advice Saint Stephen given to his son on his death bed. The heart and wisdom of the letter are timeless and worth pondering as we lift up all those in leadership, those they serve and those who are in need, especially those in nations whose people are suffering:

"My dearest son, if you desire to honour the royal crown, I advise, I counsel, I urge you above all things to maintain the Catholic and apostolic faith with such diligence and care that you may be an example for all those placed under you by God and that all the clergy may rightly call you a man of true Christian profession. Failing to do this, you may be sure that you will not be called a Christian or a son of the Church. Indeed, in the royal palace - after the faith itself - the Church holds second place, first propagated as she was by our head, Christ; then transplanted, firmly constituted and spread through the whole world by his members, the apostles and holy fathers. And though she always produced fresh offspring, nevertheless in certain places she is regarded as ancient.

However, dearest son, even now in our kingdom the Church is proclaimed as young and newly planted; and for that reason she needs more prudent and trustworthy guardians lest a benefit which the divine mercy bestowed on us undeservedly should be destroyed and annihilated through your idleness, indolence or neglect.

My beloved son, delight of my heart, hope of your posterity, I pray, I command, that at every time and in everything, strengthened by your devotion to me, you may show favour not only to relations and kin, or to the most eminent, be they leaders or rich men or neighbours or fellow-countrymen, but also to foreigners and to all who come to you. By fulfilling your duty in this way you will reach the highest state of happiness. Be merciful to all who are suffering violence, keeping always in your heart the example of the Lord who said: I desire mercy and not sacrifice. Be patient with everyone, not only with the powerful, but also with the weak.

Finally be strong lest prosperity lift you up too much or adversity cast you down. Be humble in this life, that God may raise you up in the next. Be truly moderate and do not punish or condemn anyone immoderately. Be gentle so that you may never oppose justice. Be honourable so that you may never voluntarily bring disgrace upon anyone. Be chaste so that you may avoid all the foulness of lust like the pangs of death." AMEN - Saint Stephen's of Hungary Letter to His son on his death bed.

All these virtues I have noted above make up the royal crown and without them no one is fit to rule here on earth or attain to the heavenly kingdom.

Saint Stephen pray for us that God's perfect will is done in our lives, our nation and our world. Amen

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August 12, 2013, 10:47 pm

Polina Khizhnyak, Age 72, Hyannis

CENTERVILLE A 72-year-old woman remains in critical condition at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis today after she was rescued from the water in cardiac arrest at Covells Beach, according to Robin Lord, spokeswoman for Cape Cod Hosptial.

Several lifeguards performed CPR on Polina Khizhnyak, according to Barnstable police Deputy Craig Tamash. She had been pulled from the water after lifeguards spotted her floating offshore in Centerville Harbor.

The woman regained a pulse during the trip to the hospital, according to a press release by Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills Fire Department. Rescue officials said the lifeguards quick response and CPR were instrumental in keeping her alive.

Lord, we lift up Polina and all rescue workers involved in her survival. Grace them with your healing and choicest blessings.

Lord, we thank you for the gift of life and for all those in public service, who protect us and keep us safe. We pray especially for those in military service, doctors and nurses, firefighters, policemen and all paramedics. Continue to inspire more people to be your servants and contribute their time and talent in helping others. Amen

Good Saint Joseph guardian of life and intercessor of a happy death, pray for all people in critical need this day. Amen


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August 9, 2013, 11:00 pm

Robert, Age 17, Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix, AZ - Robert, age 17, died of a drug overdose recently and Heather, age 22, is from the Navaho Nation and is missing from her home and the whole community is searching for her.

These are just two intentions that have come to our attention, which need prayer and fasting. There are many more that are in the media requesting our intention. The need for prayer is staggering and a great responsibility.

Lord, help us honor all those you send to us each day in need of prayer. Help us to come to their assistance in thought, word, and deed, and view our life experiences as an opportunities to be there for others. Through your providential care inspire our hearts and minds to lift up all those you have sent this day in our neighbor, community and world. For all that we do and experience are prayer occasions in disguise waiting for our love and attention.

We offer all our love and prayers for those whom you send each day. We ask that your perfect will be done now and always in the lives in those in most need, through the intercession of your Son, Jesus Christ and all the saints and angels.

Jesus, we trust in you! Amen

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August 9, 2013, 10:54 pm

Robert, Age 17, Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix, AZ - Robert, age 17, died of a drug overdose recently and Heather, age 22, is from the Navaho Nation and is missing from her home and the whole community is searching for her.

These are just two intentions that have come to our attention, which need prayer and fasting. There are many more that are in the media requesting our intention. The need for prayer is staggering and a great responsibility.

Lord, help us honor all those you send to us each day in need of prayer. Help us to come to their assistance in thought, word, and deed, and view our life experiences as an opportunities to be there for others. Through your providential care inspire our hearts and minds to lift up all those you have sent this day in our neighbor, community and world. For all that we do and experience are prayer occasions in disguise waiting for our love and attention.

We offer all our love and prayers for those whom you send each day. We ask that your perfect will be done now and always in the lives in those in most need, through the intercession of your Son, Jesus Christ and all the saints and angels.

Jesus, we trust in you! Amen

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August 5, 2013, 10:37 pm

Audrey Hettinger. Age 20 and Infant Amelia

TYLER, TX - A mother who was hit by a car last week in Tyler remains in critical condition at a local hospital on Monday morning.

20-year-old Audrey Hettinger was crossing the street with her three-week-old infant, Amelia Sabbagh, when they were struck by a car. Hettinger and her daughter were trying to cross Old Bullard Road in Tyler when a black four-door Mercedes Benz Sedan hit them.

The infant was initially taken to a Tyler hospital, but transferred to Children's Medical Center in Dallas. She was released recently.

Witnesses told police that Hettinger tried to cross the street at a location that did not have a crosswalk. They also said that the crash happened when it was still light out and both parties should have been able to see each other coming.

While police said alcohol is not a factor in the accident, they did take the driver's cell phone and are investigating whether or not texting or other distractions could have played a role in the crash.

According to Hettinger's Facebook page, she currently studies engineering at UT Tyler, after graduating high school in 2012 in Seguin.

Lord, bless Audrey and her infant Amelia with your healing love and grace. Bless those who take care of them and increase their faith, hope and love.

Hail Mary full of grace, bless all Mothers and their children this day with good health, safe travel and long life as they journey in God. Amen

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August 2, 2013, 12:24 am

Burn Victim, Age 11, Bengal, India

Bengal, India - The condition of the eleven-year-old girl who was allegedly set ablaze yesterday by two youths in Howrah continues to be critical. The girl was admitted to the Burn Ward of SSKM hospital for her extreme burn injuries.

"She has sustained seventy percent burn injuries and the medical examination will be done to know the nature of the assault, said Dr Tamal Kanti Ghosh, the medical Superintendent of the hospital. The minor was doused with kerosene after she threatened to inform her parents about an alleged molestation attempt by two youths last evening at Tinkori nath Bose Lane at Salkia in Howrah.

The victim's mother said, the girl was attacked near her home. The youths tried to molest her and set her ablaze when she resisted.

Our Lady of the Angels, remember this eleven year old girl as well as all burn victims and those who suffer from abuse from their peers. Intercede through your prayers for all young people who are suffering from the intentional abuse or bullying of others.

Lord, restore respect for all life and guarantee the human rights of women and children to live in peace and safety in their homes. Please Lord, turn evil into good, through your healing power and merciful love in the lives of the poor and suffering. Amen










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