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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A PARENT'S PRAYER ---REV FR JOSE VETTIYANKAL, VC


A PARENT'S PRAYER


Most merciful Jesus, I offer my children to you. No other person can understand my sorrows and anxieties and give me a greater help. Give me the grace to bring up my children because I know that without your help my work will not be fruitful. Purify my actions and enlighten my teachings before my children. Free them from sin, teach them to grow in love, protect them from bad company, help them in their studies, make them loving and merciful to the poor, the unfortunate and the suffering people. Keep them in God's grace and in good health, so that they may grow for the sake of God's glory, the good of others and the satisfaction of their parents. And when after death I appear before you, My judge, let Your mother take good care of my children. I promise You that hereafter I shall serve You, Trust in You and spread this devotion. Amen.
(Thanks to Rev Fr Jose Vettiyankal, VC for this wonderful prayer offered for children.  Dear
parents, pray this prayer daily because our children needs cont. protection.  As in Psalm,
God will send his angels lest our foot dash on a stone!  Outstanding prayer).  New World
Credit:  www.nityaradhana.com


GOD'S PERFECT TIMING/QUOTE

God has perfect timing, never early, never too late!

But it is worth the wait...

Anonymous

Let your light shine before men: Matt 5:15-16: Reflection by Prayer Aid

Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.   Matt 5:15-16

Sharing our lives and our material good with others, can be the lamp that will give light to those around us and make the power of Jesus known to them, those who are suffering, confused, or in any form of darkness.    Those with whom its difficult to get on with… that’s our big challenge.
Let us search our lives today, for the many ways in which God has blessed us, and then let us share our blessings to draw others to Him.

SONG FOR ST CECILIA'S DAY (EXCERPT)

SONG FOR ST CECILIA'S DAY


From Harmony, from Heavenly Harmony
This Universal Frame begun:
When nature underneath a heap
Of jarring atoms lay
And could not heave her head,
The tuneful voice was heard from high,
Arise ye more than dead.

Then cold and hot and moist and dry
In order to their stations leap,
And MUSIC'S power obey.
From Harmony, from Heavenly Harmony
This universal frame began:
From Harmony to Harmony
Through all the compass of the notes it ran,
The diapason closing full in Man.

                                                           JOHN DRYDEN
                                                              (1631-1700)

John Dryden is a famous English poet whose other
works such as Achitopel and Zimri had been recognised
in World Literature.

Source:  G. B. Harrison.  A Book of English Poetry. 

ST AGATHA, A MODEL OF CHASTITY



A SAINT ADMIRED FOR HER VIRTUES OF MO DESTY AND CHASTITY!


CHICKEN QUAIL EGGS ADOBO: RECIPE FORWARDED BY CHARMINE ILAGO





**NEWWORLD **
COOKING


Chicken quail eggs adobo

you will need:
1/2 kilo chicken,cut into serving portions
1/4 cup vinegar 1/4 cup soy sauce
6 cloves garlic,crushed
1/4tsp peppercorn
1 laurel leaf
24 pcs quail eggs,hard boiled not shelled

Here's how:
combine all ingredients except quail eggs, let it stand for 30 minutes.
add 1/2 cup water,then simmer for 35 minutes then add quail eggs,

simmer for another 5 minutes; delicious!

(Thanks Charmine! More recipes to come). New World

IN THE DESERT: PICTURE FORWARDED BY ZOORJEE















IN THE DESERT! WE CAN MAKE A LAWN
EVEN IN THE DESERT! (THANKS ZOORJEE).
NEW WORLD.

Monday, July 16, 2018

"THOU SHALT GLORIFY ME": PICTURE BY www.tnspc.com (GOOGLE)


TO GLORIFY THE LORD IS A PRIVILEGE!  LET

US CALL ON HIS NAME IN TIMES OF TROUBLE

FOR HE WILL DELIVER US!

GOOD DEEDS/CHARITY IN SECRET: REFLECTION FORWARDED BY PRAYER AID


But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matt. 6:3-4

If our Father knows all that is going on in our lives, then we must be assured that He sees every good deed we do, every time we do it! Some little good deed we did for someone, a little bit of thoughtfulness on our part, a time when we were sensitive to someone else’s situation and reached out to them…..a time we shared our money with someone, visited the house bound or bed ridden…all these things our Father notices and keeps a record of them. He wipes out our sins and does not remember them for sure, but our good deeds He continues to remember forever. Every time we feel His love, His protection, every time someone reaches out to us in times of need, it is our Father rewarding us for an act of kindness! Let us thank Him today for the many blessing He has showered on us.
BY JANE PIMENTA
(Thanks Jane for the wonderful insights about the importance of not flounting our
generosity to the needy.  Excellent).  New World

ST ANTHONY OF PADUA --- A SAINT GRACED BY GOD BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL

ST ANTHONY OF PADUA

THANKS TO THE WITTY MARIO MACARI FOR THIS

ART ABOUT ST ANTHONY'S MIRACLES!!!  NEW 

 

 

St Anthony of  Padua is an evangelical Doctor of the Church.

He lived during the period of great persecution of Christians.

He had rebuke many heretics and was able to convert through

God's grace, many unbelievers.


Those unbelievers returned to God's fold by witnessing miracles

attributed through his powerful intercession.  One famous miracle

is when he was preaching to heretics and they did not like to listen to

him.  Then, St Anthony preached to the fishes and said, "Why don't

they listen to me?"  According to the story, the fishes all lined up

and stand over the water in an erect position!  The heretics were amazed

and believed in the power of God.


Another miracle story is an occasion where he was challenged by

an atheist and said, "We will place before a hungry horse hay and

the host (body of Jesus) and we will see which one he will like!"

As the story goes, St Anthony raised a host before the hungry horse.

Suddenly, the horse knelt before the host!


Miracles are gifts of God to assist unbelievers to develop faith in Him.

As the saying goes, "For a believer, one miracle is more than enough;

for an unbeliever, many miracles are not even enough."


St Anthony has great faith in God.  Just like Mother Mary and St Joseph,

St Anthony is an exemplary example of a saint who loves God and take

God at His Word.

Have Faith



A BEAUTIFUL VIEW AT HAWAII BY ABRAHAM, G.













It reflects Cape Comerin in the Old Kerala.
Very Beautiful!!
Thanks to Abraham for this stunning picture!
(New World)

THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER FORWARDED BY SR ELSIE BABY

THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER BY SR. ELSIE BABYThis one is a little different.... Two Different Versions................. Two Different Morals --------------------------------------------------------------------------------OLD VERSIONThe ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away..
Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.
The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold..MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself

THE DAFFODILS FORWARDED BY THOMAS PHILIP RANNI





THE DAFFODILS (Forwarded by Thomas Philip)

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils:
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.


Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay;
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Outdid the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed and gazed but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dance with the daffodils.

-William Wordsworth

Beautiful Waterfalls!