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Women of Christ Milwaukee
10/22/2020

Women of Christ Milwaukee

Saint of the day...Pope St. John Paul II

Apostolate for Family Consecration
10/22/2020

Apostolate for Family Consecration

Today is the feast day of Pope St. John Paul II! St. John Paul II was a wonderful pope for our times. He started World Youth Days for the young people. He had a strong devotion to Our Blessed Mother and went to confession daily! He inspired many people.
“Young people of 'World Youth Day,' the Church asks you to go, in the power of the Holy Spirit, to those who are near and those who are far away. Share with them the freedom you have found in Christ. People thirst for genuine inner freedom. They yearn for the Life which Christ came to give in abundance….In your hands, carry the Cross of Christ. On your lips, the words of Life. In your hearts, the saving grace of the Lord.” -Pope St. John Paul II

#StjohnPaulII #pope #feastday

10/22/2020
For Your Marriage

For Your Marriage

On today’s feast of Pope St. John Paul II, let us ponder his words on familial love: “To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.” Do I joyfully serve my spouse and children? #MarriageTip

Women of Christ Milwaukee
10/22/2020

Women of Christ Milwaukee

Happy Feast Day
Pope Saint John Paul ll
Pope, Philosopher, Theologian, Writer, Preacher, Professor and Teacher, Apostle of the Holy Eucharist, Eucharistic Adoration, Charity and Mercy
1920 - 2005
Feast day October 22
Patronage: Archdiocese of Kraków, World Youth Day (Co-Patron). World Meeting of Families 2015 (Co-Patron), Young Catholics, Families, Świdnica.

Pope St. John Paul II was born Karol Józef Wojtyła in Poland and was a vibrant, athletic, and intelligent child. His deeply religious father played an important role in his spiritual formation after his mother's death when he was 8 years old.

He studied literature, poetry, and theater before his studies were interrupted by the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939. He answered the call to the priesthood, and after entering a clandestine seminary was ordained in 1946. He completed his doctoral studies in Rome and returned to Poland where he ministered in a special way to young people. He was ordained a bishop in 1958 and attended the Second Vatican Council in 1962. He is well known for his leadership in encouraging a spiritual and cultural resistance to the Communist occupation of Poland. He was elected Supreme Pontiff in 1978, the first non-Italian pope in over 450 years, and had the second-longest pontificate in history.

He was a remarkable theologian and philosopher and a guardian of orthodoxy. During his time as Holy Father he gave a multitude of important contributions to the Church including his teaching on the Theology of the Body, his emphasis on the Universal Call to Holiness, and his strong devotion to the Virgin Mary.

He is also known as the "Pope of the Family." During his pontificate he beatified 1338 people and canonized 482 saints. He also visited 129 countries, making him one of the most well-traveled world leaders in history.

Saint John Paul II was the head of the Catholic Church as Pope from October 16, 1978 to his death in 2005. He was the second longest-serving pope in history, serving 26 years. The first was Pius IX who served for nearly 32 years from 1846 to 1878. Pope Saint John Paul II was the first non-Italian since the Dutch Pope Adrian Vl, who served from 1522 to 1523.

John Paul II’s cause for canonization commenced in 2005 one month after his death with the traditional five-year waiting period waived. On December 19, 2009, John Paul II was proclaimed Venerable by his successor Pope Benedict XVI and was beatified on May 1, 2011 (Divine Mercy Sunday) after the Congregation for the Causes of Saints attributed one miracle to his intercession, the healing of a French nun from Parkinson’s disease. A second miracle attributed to John Paul II’s intercession was approved on July 2, 2013 and confirmed by Pope Francis two days later (two miracles must be attributed to a person’s intercession to be declared a saint).

Pope St John Paul II was canonized on April 27, 2014 (again Divine Mercy Sunday), together with Pope John XXIII.

On September 11, 2014, Pope Francis added John Paul II’s optional memorial feast day to the worldwide General Roman Calendar of saints, in response to worldwide requests.

It is traditional to celebrate saints’ feast days on the anniversary of their deaths but that of Pope St. John Paul II (October 22) is celebrated on the anniversary of his papal inauguration.

Pope Saint John Paul II, pray for us!

Today is the Feast of Saint John Paul II!
10/22/2020

Today is the Feast of Saint John Paul II!

Pray & Vote

“We are facing an enormous and dramatic clash between good and evil, death and life, the “culture of death” and the “culture of life”. We find ourselves not only faced with but necessarily in the midst of this conflict: we are all involved and we all share in it, with the inescapable responsibility of choosing to be unconditionally pro-life.”

– Pope St. John Paul II

Minnesota Catholic Tribune
10/22/2020
Minnesota Catholic Tribune

Minnesota Catholic Tribune

Three parishes in St. Cloud; the Church of St. Augustine, St. Mary’s Cathedral and St. John Cantius Church; shared a recent message from the Rev. Scott Pogatchnik on the topic of Christan duty. Read more

For all those delivering babies in 2020! ❤
10/21/2020

For all those delivering babies in 2020! ❤

Sweet 2020 Baby,

I just want to say thank you.

Because in many ways, this year has been a mess.

A bit of a disaster, really.

But you.

You’ve been the light in the darkness.

The calm in the chaos.

The joy in the midst of a whole lot of hardship and pain and frustration.

So I know people will talk about 2020.

They’ll talk about the stress and the fear and the sadness.

They’ll recount every bit of the hard stuff that’s brought tears to my eyes more times than I can count.

But I’m just so glad that, when I think back on this year, I also get to think about you.

Because you’re such a gift.

The sweetest blessing.

And even though things looked a little (okay—a lot) different than I’d planned, and it certainly wasn’t always easy or comfortable, your timing couldn’t have been more perfect.

So thank you, little one.

Thank you for allowing me to be grateful for 2020.

Because it gave me you.

10/21/2020
For Your Marriage

For Your Marriage

It’s important to prioritize your relationship with your spouse, especially after you have children. Your children will benefit from your strong marriage. #MarriageTip

Minnesota Awesome
10/21/2020

Minnesota Awesome

Trying out a new mantra this year

Time-Warp Wife
10/20/2020

Time-Warp Wife

Knights of Columbus
10/20/2020

Knights of Columbus

Save the dates! Join us to celebrate Father McGivney Halloween weekend.

Learn more at kofc.org/beatification

USCCB Respect Life
10/20/2020

USCCB Respect Life

As Catholics approach the polls, they are asked to weigh many important issues. Learn why abortion remains the “preeminent priority”: respectlife.org/priorities-at-the-polls

Students for Life of America
10/20/2020

Students for Life of America

Thank you President Trump for standing up for those with Down syndrome!

This helpful reminder as October is #DownSyndromeAwarenessMonth. The majority of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted and in Iceland, nearly 100% of babies with Down Syndrome are aborted. We cannot continue down this path and we must #voteprolifefirst this election.

Women of Christ Milwaukee
10/19/2020

Women of Christ Milwaukee

Happy Feast Day
North American Martyrs
Feast Day: October 19

In 1642, a group of Jesuit missionaries were ministering to the Huron tribe in southeastern Canada. The tribe had little food and clothing so Jogues, Goupil, and others travelled to Quebec for supplies. On their return, they were attacked by the rival Iroqouis tribe. The missionaries and Huron converts were captured, tortured, and eventually martyred. The first of which was St. René Goupil, who was killed with a tomahawk for making the Sign of the Cross and blessing a child. Likewise, a few weeks later, St. Isaac Jogues was also killed by tomahawk. Their feast day is celebrated on September 26 in Canada and October 19 in the United States.

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Saint Isaac Jogues
1607 - 1646
Feast Day: October 19
Patron Saint of North America

St. Isaac Jogues was a Jesuit priest, missionary, and martyr who traveled and worked among the native populations in North America. He gave the original European name to Lake George, calling it Lac du Saint Sacrement, Lake of the Blessed Sacrament. In 1646, Jogues was martyred by the Mohawks near present day Auriesville, New York. Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf and six other martyred missionaries, all Jesuits or laymen associated with them, were canonized in 1930, and are known as "The North American Martyrs".

Saint Jean de Brebeuf
1593 - 1649
Feast day: October 19
Patronage: Canada

Saint Jean de Brébeuf, one of the eight North American Martyrs was a French Jesuit missionary who traveled to New France (or Canada) in 1625. There he worked primarily with the Huron for the rest of his life. He learned their language and culture. In 1649 Brébeuf and several other missionaries were captured when an Iroquois raid took over a Huron village. Together with Huron captives, the missionaries were ritually tortured and eight were killed.

Saint Jean de Lalande
Died 1646
Feast Day: October 19

Jean de Lalande was a Jesuit missionary at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons and one of the eight North American martyrs. He was a member of a party led by Father Isaac Jogues as an envoy to the Mohawk lands to protect the precarious peace of the time. He was eventually killed and one of the three United States martyrs.

North American Martyrs (St. Isaac Jogues and Companions), pray for us!

Time-Warp Wife
10/19/2020

Time-Warp Wife

Mindful Christianity Today
10/19/2020

Mindful Christianity Today

Contemplative Monk
10/19/2020

Contemplative Monk

Over Fifty And Fabulous
10/19/2020

Over Fifty And Fabulous

Chris C Nelson Meteorologist
10/19/2020

Chris C Nelson Meteorologist

🙏🏻The "Crucifixion" shadow is back. It is made by the shadow of a transformer and electric pole. The shadow of the auger below also looks like someone kneeling in prayer. I just saw it again yesterday and is a wonderful sight to see each each day for a couple of weeks in the fall and spring.

Courtesy: Danny Murphy

10/17/2020
For Your Marriage

For Your Marriage

Positivity is key for fruitful communication. Encourage your spouse often, and let kindness override criticism. #MarriageTip

John Tesh
10/17/2020

John Tesh

10/16/2020
For Your Marriage

For Your Marriage

(Reader’s Tip) Find a task or chore that is your spouse’s least favorite thing to do (taking out the trash, doing the dishes) and do it for them as often as you can. #MarriageTip

USCCB Respect Life
10/16/2020

USCCB Respect Life

The most recent available data indicates over 2,000 children per day die from abortion in the United States. Learn more about our responsibility to vote to protect life as we approach the polls: respectlife.org/priorities-at-the-polls

Touching Lives
10/16/2020

Touching Lives

Today is the Feast of Saint Hedwig!
10/16/2020

Today is the Feast of Saint Hedwig!

St. Hedwig, strong mother and wife, pray for us!

Women of Christ Milwaukee
10/16/2020

Women of Christ Milwaukee

Happy Feast Day
Saint Gerard Majella
1726-1755
Feast day: October 16
Patronage: Children (and unborn children in particular); childbirth; mothers (and expectant mothers in particular); motherhood; falsely accused people; good confessions; lay brothers; and Muro Lucano, Italy

St. Gerard Majella was a professed lay brother of the Redemptorists; he served as tailor and infirmarian and became known for his extraordinary supernatural gifts of bilocation, prophecy, ecstasies, and visions. Though not a priest, his spiritual direction and advice were sought by many among the clergy and communities of nuns. St. Gerard is often invoked as the patron of expectant mothers as a result of a miracle effected through his prayers for a woman in labor.

Saint Gerard Majella, pray for us!

Deacon Art Bass
10/16/2020

Deacon Art Bass

The Apostolic Encourager
10/16/2020

The Apostolic Encourager

Join them on their website for more:
AHeartfullofHope.com
"A friend loves at all times"
Proverbs 17:17

Pietra Fitness
10/16/2020

Pietra Fitness

St. Teresa of Avila, Carmelite mystic, first female Doctor of the Church and patroness of Pietra Fitness, pray for us!
You regularly practiced daily meditation. Through your fidelity and generosity, God raised you up to be a guide in the ways of prayer and contemplation. As we each seek to grow in our relationship with Christ through our daily mental prayer, please pray for us as we try to persevere with the struggles we encounter. Amen

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