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hewillloveitaway said: You’re it! Rules are: copy this message to 10 other beautiful blogs who you think deserve this message! keep the game going and make everyone feel beautiful (っ◕‿◕)っ

Awww, thank you hewillloveitaway!

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Anonymous said: Hi! So I have a weird question. I am a Catholic girl who has accidentally fallen in love with a seminarian and I feel really guilty about it and it's hard to talk to anyone about it. I wouldn't ever say anything to him about it, of course. We are friends and I pray for him. But I am wondering: are these feelings sinful? What should I do about it?

Hello Anon! Boy that’s a hard position you’re in, but, first things first do not feel guilty. Your feeling are your feelings—you can’t really change them. And it would be a little difficult talking to anyone about them given his vocation, but rest assured that God has a plan. It is good that you are praying for him, but don’t forgot to pray for yourself too. Maybe you have these feelings because you feel attracted to his sense of holiness by discerning his religious vocation. Maybe this might be a sign in the hopes for you to discern religious vocation. I don’t know. But what I think you should do is keep on praying because with prayer everything is possible. I hope I answered your question adequately! God Bless Anon! 

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peachofthesunshine said: You know, I've heard "repose of the soul" my whole life, but I'm not sure what it means. Obviously it can apply to the living, but at a first glance, it looks like it should be a prayer for the dead. Do you know what it means?

Hello! Your guts are right! It is a prayer or type of prayer for the dead if you will. When you pray for the “repose of the soul” you are praying for some one in Purgatory. The Holy Souls have passed this earth, and are in need of our prayers to attain the Eternal goal of Heaven. Therefore, when praying for a soul you are trying to lessen their time in Purgatory. Prayers like the Mass or the Most Holy Rosary can do the trick. As for the living, I am not so sure you would pray a prayer for their repose soul since they are still alive, and repose means rest and tranquility. I hope I answered your question sufficiently. If you need a little bit for reading there’s a link!
http://people.opposingviews.com/repose-soul-mean-catholicism-8533.html

God Bless!

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Anonymous said: Please pray for the repose of the soul of the brother of my priest, named John.

Done and done!

God Bless, Anon

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by-grace-of-god:

For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now empty of Christians
The message played over loudspeakers gave the Christians of Iraq’s second-largest city until midday Saturday to make a choice: convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death.
Pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters

Our Lady Help of Christians, pray for those persecuted!

by-grace-of-god:

For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now empty of Christians

The message played over loudspeakers gave the Christians of Iraq’s second-largest city until midday Saturday to make a choice: convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death.

Pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters

Our Lady Help of Christians, pray for those persecuted!

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The Three Acts

ACT OF FAITH

O MY GOD, I firmly believe that Thou art one God in Three Divine Persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. I believe that Thy Divine Son became Man, and died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou hast revealed them, Who canst neither deceive nor be deceived.

ACT OF HOPE

O MY GOD, relying on Thy almighty power and infinite mercy and promises, I
hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Thy grace, and Life Everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.

ACT OF CHARITY

O MY GOD, I love Thee above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because Thou art all-good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of Thee. I forgive all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.

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A PRAYER FOR THE DYING AND A SPECIAL SOUL

O MOST MERCIFUL JESUS, lover of souls,
I beseech Thee, by the agony of Thy most Sacred Heart,
and by the sorrows of Thine Immaculate Mother,
wash clean in the Thy Blood the sinners of the whole world
who are to die this day.

Remember most especially the soul I spiritually adopt
with the intention of entrusting him or her to Thy Shepherd’s care:
I beseech Thee for the grace to move this sinner, who is in
danger of going to Hell, to repent. I ask this because of my
trust in Thy great mercy.

If it should please Thy Majesty to send me a suffering this day
in exchange for the grace I ask for this soul, then, it, too,
shall please me very much, and I thank Thee, Most Sweet Jesus,
Shepherd and Lover of Souls; I thank Thee for this
opportunity to give mercy in thanksgiving for all the mercies
Thou hast shown me. Amen.

Heart of Jesus, once in agony, have mercy on the dying.

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My parish came out on a Spanish Catholic T.V. channel! Feeling so proud of them right now….

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Prayer for Daily Neglects

Eternal Father, I offer You the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with all Its love, all Its sufferings and all Its merits.

First to expiate all the sins I have committed this day and during all my life.

Glory be to the Father…

Second to purify the good I have done poorly this day and during all my life.

Glory be to the Father…

Third to supply for the good I ought to have done, and that I have neglected this day and all my life…

Glory be to the Father…

(Poor Clare, a nun, who had just died, appeared to her Abbess, who was praying for her and said to her “I went straight to Heaven,” the nun told her abbess, “for, by means of this prayer recited every evening, I paid my debts.”

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The Power and Promises Associated with the
Recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy: 

“Encourage souls to say the Chaplet which I have given you. It pleases Me to grant everything they ask of Me by saying this chaplet. When hardened sinners say it, I will fill their souls with peace, and the hour of their death will be a happy one. Write that when they say this chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person, not as the just Judge but as the merciful Saviour.” Diary 1541

Read more at:
http://www.divinemercyhawaii.org/index.cfm?load=page&page=283

The Power and Promises Associated with the
Recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy:

“Encourage souls to say the Chaplet which I have given you. It pleases Me to grant everything they ask of Me by saying this chaplet. When hardened sinners say it, I will fill their souls with peace, and the hour of their death will be a happy one. Write that when they say this chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person, not as the just Judge but as the merciful Saviour.” Diary 1541

Read more at:
http://www.divinemercyhawaii.org/index.cfm?load=page&page=283