Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Saint Joseph in the Eucharistic Prayers

 Paternas vices (Prot. N. 215/11/L) – of the Congregation for Divine Worship
(Copy of the decree courtesy of Fr. Ron Mariano's Facebook)


that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with Blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with the blessed Apostles


with the most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with your blessed Apostles and glorious Martyrs


with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
and with your Apostles


Friday, June 7, 2013

MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD (Buy the Book Online!)

During his pontificate, Pope John Paul II has declared many men and women to be Saints; men and women from all walks of life, particularly those of recent times. This is part of the long Tradition in which the Catholic Church has venerated the Saints and their relics since her very beginnings. One is declared a Saint by means of the process called canonization, a lengthy process that studies and investigates ones life and works in order to determine if they are truly in heaven and thus able to be venerated.

Author Dave Dela Cruz presents his research on the Saints and their relics that has resulted in this handbook of information suited for Catholics and non-Catholics of all ages. More Precious Than Goldexplains the Communion of Saints, what is a Saint, what are relics, what is the process of canonization, as well as liturgical celebrations and devotions. Utilizing Sacred Scriptures, ancient and modern Traditions, Church Teachings and the Liturgy, he offers remarkable answers in the field of Hagiography, the study of Saints.