Cardinal Mueller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
There is an evil thread in society whereby some are misled into thinking that the Catholic Church hates women. Of course, anyone who knows the Church and Her Bridegroom, Jesus Christ knows that the Catholic Church loves women, seeing in women all of the unique beauty that all women have. Here is an interesting article which came out today which shows Pope Francis’s great affinity for women and their unique role in the Church:
By ANDREA TORNIELLI, Vatican Insider, Vatican City, 1 September 2014
The Vatican newspaper “L’Osservatore Romano’s” monthly women’s insert interviews the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: “We are not misogynists!” he says, revealing that the number of women in the Congregation will go from two to five or six, at the Pope’s request.
Sister Tracey, Flower of God, Daughters of St. Paul, March 2, 2014.
Jesus said, “Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work or spin. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them. If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith? So do not worry and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink? ‘or ‘What are we to wear?’ All these things the pagans seek. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides” [Gospel of Matthew, 6:28-33, NAB].
The Little Flower, St. Therese Liseux
Hear what the “Little Flower” had to say and compare:
“Yes, when a soul has allowed herself to be captivated by the inebriating fragrance of Thy perfumes, she could not run alone, all the souls whom she loves are drawn after her; this is a natural consequence of her attractions towards Thee.”
Flower of God, “crazy” for Jesus. Sister Tracey will be face-painting on March 4th, 2014 in Metairie, LA. Please go and make a donation for the missions.
“My only desire now is to love Jesus even to folly.”
“You know well enough that Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love at which we do them.”
“For me to love you, Jesus, as you love me, I would have to borrow your own love and then only would I be at rest.”
~ St. Therese Liseux, the Little Flower
And now for a delightful view of the flowers of Jesus the King. Enjoy
Consider the harm. Choose instead to kiss, caress and heal His Holy Wounds. You don’t know what you do, but you do. To your caresses, your heart-felt confession, He will respond with grace and peace. He will love you and ask you, “Will you love me now? Will you not sin again?” Return to Him to bandage His Wound. He will help you grow stronger.
“Nor did demons crucify him; it is you who have crucified him and crucify him still, when you delight in your vices and sins.”
— St. Francis of Assisi (cf, Catechism of the Catholic Church #598.)
The barren has borne seven, but she who has many children is forlorn.
~ 1 Samuel 2:5, RSV Holy Bible
Growing up, I found that my Godmother had such a powerful effect on me. She, a woman of faith, smiled at me and she listened to me, and that was the love that I needed. She was a good Godmother.
Likewise, religious sisters like Sister Tracey and Sister Julia of the Daughters of St. Paul offer such wonderful kindness and care, loving and serving as the Lord loves and serves. Who would not want such a Godmother?
The little baby succumbs to Sister Julia’s tender care.
This is a tribute to my wonderful Catholic Christian religious Sisters in the world who give their entire life to Christ and who “bear fruit that will last.” Shout out to Sister Tracey and the Daughters of St. Paul!
Jesus Christ said: “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide; so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. This I command you, to love one another.” [Gospel of John, 15:16-17, RSV Holy Bible]
The following is from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah chapter 54, RSV Holy Bible:
“Sing, O barren one, who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who have not been in travail!
For the children of the desolate one will be more than the children of her that is married, says the LORD.
Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; hold not back, lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes.
For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left, and your descendants will possess the nations and will people the desolate cities.
“Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be put to shame; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.
For your Maker is your husband, the LORD of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called.
For the LORD has called you like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, like a wife of youth when she is cast off, says your God.
For a brief moment I forsook you, but with great compassion I will gather you.
In overflowing wrath for a moment I hid my face from you, but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you, says the LORD, your Redeemer.”