Virgin of Vladimir (+ image by the hand of Stephen Allison 2008)

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Catholicism TV/DVD series

This TV/DVD series (5 DVDs 10 sessions) by Fr. Robert Barron of the Archdiocese of Chicago, USA, and Word on Fire Catholic Ministries,which is currently being shown on EWTN has been brought to my attention recently.
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It has been suggested that Theotokos Prayer Group buy and show the DVDs during the Year of Faith.

If anyone has watched any of the DVDs or the EWTN broadcasts then please let us know what you made of it.
Also let us know if you would be interested in coming along to the sessions.

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Saturday, 15 December 2012

Happy Christmas 2012



Thursday, 13 December 2012

By your saving power raise me up

Notes from Night of Praise and Intercession for the Year of Faith, 4 December 2012

Picture of Golgotha in darkness with Jesus on the Cross.
We are called to carry the Cross in our own lives.
From the Cross comes light and new birth.

Prayer for the gift of Faith

Let us not lose sight of Jesus, who leads us in our FAITH and brings it to perfection (Heb 12 v 2)

Lord Jesus, have mercy on me a sinner. Open my heart to your gift of faith. Give me light that I may have eyes to see You, ears to hear You, and a heart to understand love and obey You.
Remove any obstacles in me to your saving grace, and enable me to surrender completely with joy and gratitude to You as my Lord and my God. I repent of any rebellion, whether known or unknown.
Mother Mary, model of faith and Spouse of the Holy Spirit, help me now with your prayers, and lead me to your Son Jesus. Amen

John 20 v 1
1 It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb

Psalm 69 v 29-35
29 For myself, wounded wretch that I am, by your saving power raise me up!
30 I will praise God's name in song, I will extol him by thanksgiving,
31 for this will please Yahweh more than an ox, than a bullock horned and hoofed.
32 The humble have seen and are glad. Let your courage revive, you who seek God.
33 For God listens to the poor, he has never scorned his captive people.
34 Let heaven and earth and seas, and all that stirs in them, acclaim him!
35 For God will save Zion, and rebuild the cities of Judah, and people will live there on their own land;

Pray and battle for lost souls

Notes from Praise and Intercession Night 27 November 2012

A dream: I was in the middle of a large battle and the smell of evil and fear all around was nauseating.
This was a clash between two forces and a total fight to the death.
I was weary I felt as if I had used up all my inner being I mean my spirit was dejected and I felt that the enemy was winning. I had no weapons left, I felt small, dejected and about to die.
At the edge of the battle I saw a man on a donkey riding towards me and he rode quietly through the cacophony right up to me. He dismounted and helped me to get on the donkey, he touched my hand and I immediately felt courage flood in to my inner being.
I felt so grateful not to be in the battle on my own. He smiled and quietly led the donkey and me out of the battle.

What did the dream mean - the simple answer is that when you feel battle weary call upon Jesus but not when in the battle but before you do battle. Battle we must because time is running out. Jesus is asking us to increase our efforts.

Picture of Mary in silence praying for her children and as she prayed a strong light enveloped her and the silence became a strong song of prayer and the light got larger and brighter and many people saw and heard her and joined with her praying and doing battle for lost souls, those that do not know God or want to. All is not lost if we join her and continue to give praise, pray and fast.

Ezekiel 21 v 14 -22

14 'Son of man, prophesy. Say, "The Lord says this. Say: The sword, the sword has been sharpened and polished,
15 sharpened for slaughter, polished to flash like lightning . . .
16 He has had it polished to be wielded, this sword sharpened and polished to put in the slaughterer's hand!
17 Shout and wail, son of man, for it will come on my people, on all the chief men of Israel doomed like my people to the sword! So beat your breast,
18 for this will be an ordeal . . . declares the Lord Yahweh.
19 So prophesy, son of man, and clap your hands! Let the sword pass three times, that sword for victims, that sword for a great victim, threatening them from every side!
20 To make hearts sink and make sure many fall, I have posted the slaughtering sword at every gate to flash like lightning, polished for slaughter.
21 Be sharp, on the right, be ready on the left, whichever way your blade is needed!
22 I too shall clap my hands and sate my fury! I, Yahweh, have spoken." '