இந்த இணையதளத்திலுள்ள புத்தகங்கள் தங்களின் தனி பயன்பாட்டுக்கு மட்டுமே. வேறு தளங்களில் பகிர்வதற்கும், புத்தகமாக்குவதற்கும் அனுமதி இல்லை.

St. Joseph and the Chair of Peter [Feast 22 Feb]

When we come to prayer it is important to be in the state of grace [say an Act of Contrition]. 

Put on the Armour of God, Spiritual Communion.

I unite with the Divine Humanity of Jesus. I pray this ........[Rosary, Word, Standing in the Gap, Adoration] in the Will of the Father; with it I desire to embrace everything, compensate for everyone and hold Your Fiat captive upon the Earth.

I open myself to receive all the love You desire to give me and to everyone. I offer the Divine Version of everyone’s life which I now offer in reparation for all sins. “Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done”.

When God chooses someone for a special mission in the Church, he always prepares that person with many graces, and sometimes gifts of nature to fulfil that task.

St. Thomas Aquinas shares some thoughts with us about the life of St. Joseph.

“Joseph was the head of the Holy Family, in charge of Jesus and married to Mary, he had to receive exceptional graces. Many Josephine scholars discussed that Joseph, while not immaculately conceived, was sanctified in the womb by the grace of God like John the Baptist and Jeremiah. 

Thomas Aquinas helps us understand that Joseph's holiness — receiving that exceptional grace means an ocean of grace because Joseph lived with Jesus, the head of the mystical body as well as Mary, the Queen of heaven and earth, the sinless one. 

From this it follows that Joseph would have been inundated with grace throughout his life thus enabling him to live and merit not only his own salvation but also the salvation of others. This is the source of his special role in heaven as patron of the Universal Church. 

St. Thomas also teaches that the virtue of devotion, an aspect of the virtue of religion—A desire to serve God more readily, comes about by contemplation. Pondering and thinking on the life of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

Lovingly gazing on Jesus Christ, and his life and death. Therefore, reflecting on the mystery of Joseph aids one to think about Christ, and then helps one grow in devotion to the Triune God”.

Chair of Peter

"Chair of Peter" there is an ancient, ornamented chair located in the apse of St.  Peter's Basilica. There is no reason for doubting the genuineness of the relic preserved at the Vatican, and known as the Chair of Peter [Cathedra Petri].

 It is in the back of the chamber, behind the famous altar, on the far, back wall, below the well-known, stained glass image depicting the Holy Spirit above as a dove.

The feast is a very ancient tradition, proven to have existed in Rome since the fourth century. On it we give thanks to God for the mission he entrusted to the Apostle Peter and his Successors.

Jesus declares Peter the rock on which he will build his Church. [Matt 16:13].

“Tend the flock of God that is your charge, not by constraint but willingly, not for shameful gain but eagerly, not as domineering over those in your charge but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd is manifested you will obtain the unfading crown of glory”. [1Peter 5:1-4].

As we begin our first week of Lent let us be aware of our call for Repentance, Reparation and Intercession which is “Standing in the Gap”, Pray the Rosary, Chaplets, pray for Priests, Persecuted Christians, Spend an Hour with Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration [Initiative 21] Virtually visit 24/7 by 40 days/nights apostolate of Eucharistic adoration