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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Saint Bernadette

St Bernadette died on the year 1879. Since then, her body remained incorrupt until today, through the works of God.

saint of lourdes saint of penance saint of poverty pray for us!

Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Lady of Lourdes appeared to Bernadette Soubirous, a 14-year-old peasant girl from Lourdes, France.

The first appearance of Our Lady to Bernadette was on Thursday, 11th of February 1858. Then on, Our Lady appeared to Bernadette on on February 14, 18-21, 23-25, 27, 28, March 1-4, 25, April 7, and July 16.

Our Lady requested for a chapel to be built in the site of the apparitions and when asked who the Lady was, she replied, "I am the Immaculate Conception", in Bernadette's native dialect.

Our Lady asked Bernadette to wash her face at the fountain but there was no fountain there, so Bernadette dug a hole in the ground, and with muddy water washed her face while people ridiculed her, however from there sprang the famous fountain of water that has healing attributes. Many sick people have bathed themselves in that water and there have been at least 64 reported miraculous healings. Bernadette said, "One must have faith and pray, the water will have no virtue without faith.". Therefore, most importantly, we need to have faith in our good Lord in order to have healing take place.

Millions of people from all over the world go to Lourdes yearly in the hope of obtaining help from the generous Mother of God.

Bernadette became a nun, she died when she was 35 and her body is still incorrupt.

Hail Mary, poor and humble Woman, Blessed by the Most High!
Virgin of hope, dawn of a new era,
We join in your song of praise,
To celebrate the Lord’s mercy,
To proclaim the coming of the Kingdom and the full liberation of humanity.

Hail Mary, lowly handmaid of the Lord,
Glorious Mother of Christ!
Faithful Virgin, holy dwelling-place of the Word,
Teach us to persevere in listening to the Word,
And to be docile to the voice of the Spirit,
Attentive to his promptings in the depths of our conscience
And to his manifestations in the events of history.

Hail Mary, Woman of sorrows, Mother of the living!
Virgin spouse beneath the Cross, the new Eve,
Be our guide along the paths of the world.
Teach us to experience and to spread the love of Christ,
to stand with you before the innumerable crosses on
which your Son is still crucified.

Hail Mary, woman of faith, First of the disciples!
Virgin Mother of the Church,
help us always to account for the hope that is in us,
with trust in human goodness and the Father’s love.
Teach us to build up the world beginning from within: in the depths of silence and prayer,
in the joy of fraternal love, in the unique fruitfulness of the Cross.

Holy Mary, Mother of believers, Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us!


This prayer was said during the Holy Father's August 15, 2004 visit to Lourdes, France. The Pope asked her among other things to "be our guide along the paths of the world."

Being in the Legion...

Being in the legion has enabled me to have a stronger relationship with Mother Mary and I believe that it is through her intercessions that she helps me to overcome my difficulties in life. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mother Mary for always being there for me. Also, I would like to thank God for giving us Mary to be our Mother.

-Br Clement-

Friday, February 09, 2007

LEGION HEROES --- Servant of God, Frank Duff

Frank Duff was born in Dublin, Ireland, on June 7th 1889, the eldest of seven children.

In 1913, Frank Duff joined the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and was greatly influenced by the spirit of the Society. As a member, he gradually came to have a great love for the poor and underprivileged in whom, as in everybody he met, Frank recognized and honored Christ.
In 1916, aged 27, Frank Duff published his first pamphlet "Can we be Saints?" In Frank expressed one of the strongest convictions of his life, namely, that all without exception area called to be saints and that through our Catholic faith we have available all the means necessary to attain this.

In 1917 Frank Duff came to know the Treatise of St. Louis Marie de Montfort on the True Devotion to Mary, a work which changed his life completely.

On September 7th, 1921 Frank Duff founded the Legion of Mary. This is a lay apostolic organization at the service of the Church, under ecclesiastical guidance. Its twofold purpose is the spiritual development of its members and advancing the reign of Christ trough Our Lady.
The Legion, which is to be found in almost every country in the world, has nearly 3 million active members and many more auxiliary (praying) members.

In 1965 Pope Paul VI invited Frank Duff to attend the Second Vatican Council as a Lay Observer, an honor by which the Pope recognized and affirmed his enormous work for the lay apostolate.

On November 7th 1980, Frank Duff died and is buried in Glasnevin Cemetery Dublin
In July 1996 the cause of his canonization was introduced by the Archbishop of Dublin, Dr. Desmond Connell.

Prayer : "God our Father, You inspired your servant Frank Duff with a profound insight into the mystery of your Church, the Body of Christ, and of the place of Mary the Mother of Jesus in this mystery. In his immense desire to share this insight with others and in filial dependence on Mary he formed her Legion to be a sign of her maternal love for the world and a means of enlisting all her children in the Church's evangelizing work. We thank you, Father, for the graces conferred on him and for the benefits accruing to the Church from his courageous and shining faith. With confidence we beg you that through his intercession you grant the petition we lay before you ..... We ask too that if it be in accordance with your will, the holiness of his life may be acknowledged by the Church for the glory of Your Name, through Christ Our Lord. Amen."

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The Brick


A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something.

As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag's side door! He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked car shouting, "What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing? That's a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?"

The young boy was apologetic. "Please, mister...please, I'm sorry but I didn't know what else to do," He pleaded. "I threw the brick because no one else would stop....." With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car. "It's my brother, "he said "He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up."

Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive, "Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and he's too heavy for me." Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts.

A quick look told him everything was going to be okay. "Thank you and may God bless you," the grateful child told the stranger. Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy! push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home. It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this message:

"Don't go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention!" God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we don't have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us. It's our choice to listen or not.

Thought for the Day...

If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.

If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it.

He sends you flowers every spring.

He sends you a sunrise every morning

Face it, friend -
He is crazy about you!

God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow,sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way. Read this line very slowly and let it sink in....

If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

Friday, January 19, 2007

"I am the handmaid of the Lord"

"I am the handmaid of the Lord, let it be done unto me according to hy word". By these words Mary accepted to become the Mother of Our Lord. A true example of humility, purity, faithfulness and devotion to God. This unique woman changed history by becoming the mother of the Word of God incarnate through her Immaculate Conception, Our Lord Jesus Christ. She served God totally and supported Jesus throughout His life. At the foot of the cross she was given to John as His mother, therefore becoming the mother of all the children of God. Her only desire is to intercede for us and to please God, as she testified at the wedding in Cana by saying "Do whatever He tells you." The Blessed Virgin Mary is our Immaculate Heavenly Mother.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Awesome Xmas!

This year Christmas is probably the best Christmas I ever had in the past 18 years.

Firstly, my family finally has an altar(statue of Holy Family)..and also a beautiful Xmas Tree in my home as my father has accepted Christ an is going through RCIA, he wanted to have a family altar where we can pray together. We had our house blessing by Fr. Stephen on Christmas Eve. It's like having the blessings of Christ at the eve of His birthday! We had our Christmas party in our home whereby my extended family came to our house to celebrate this wonderful festival with us.

I had a few Christmas celebration, one of them is that...I went to my friend's house to celebrate Christmas and I've learn a few dishes like garlic bread and potato salad.

And also, I went to the Carolling session in the one-room flat of Hougang and it's amazing how friendly the people there are. One of them is a deaf uncle where at first, me, being a judgemental person, at the first sight of him, I find him rather a weird person. But as we sing the carols, he's actually a very friendly person. Despite being deaf, he's still so jouvial and even clap at the right beat when we sing the carol!.. Amazing... and also, it also teach me a lesson that I shouldn't judge..

Jesus truly rocks this Christmas. Praise the Lord!

-Br. Leslie-

Xmas -- All about giving and treasuring what we have

I spent this Christmas in Bangkok. The stuff I saw there made me more appreciative of my life here. Every 10 steps you find someone begging. I felt I witnessed what is true giving in Bangkok. It's not about Orchard road lights or Metro sale, it's about giving to the needy and treasuring what we already have.

An interesting thought, when someone asks you, "what would you like for Christmas?" and you take a long time to answer, it's probably because you've got everything you need. A rich man is not one who has everything but one who needs nothing.


A family that prays together, Stays Together

My Christmas was spent as usual with relatives. It's the same every year but looking at it this year, it's amazing how tighly bonded my relatives all are. Even though some have passed away or migrated, and there are new additions to the family, most of us still gather together for Christmas. And we all place God in the centre of our lives. Perhaps that is why God has blessed my family in so many ways.

A family that prays together stays together, and that is why when I go for family gatherings such as Christmas, I'm glad God is the centre of our lives.

-Sr. Theodora-

God is always there for me

To me, Perhaps the fact that i'm not a Catholic,Christmas is just like any ordinary days in my life as God is always there for me, just like a Father to his child. No matter rain or shine, the father will always showers his child with love and care. No biaseness is shown due to a special reason or for benefits, and in this case is Chirstmas : The Birth of Jesus.

Christmas is like any other festivals like Chinese New Year, where family and friends get together and strengthen the bonding between one another as nowadays everyone tend to be busy with their own personal work and may tend to neglect one another. Moreover, it is also a best time to show one another that you really love and care for them no matter what happens.

Speak from the bottom of my heart : all these years, God has given me a very wonderful Christmas present which is watching over my family and my beloved ones; protecting them from any harms.Hereby i want say to God " Thank you for your love and everything! i truly appreciate what you have done for me." Before i end, i want to wish everyone a Happy 2007! God Bless! :)

-Br. YingJie-

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Nativity of Our Lord


a ray of hope flickers in the skya tiny star lights up way up highall across the land dawns a brand new mornthis comes to pass when a child is borna silent wish sails the seven seasthe winds of change whisper in the treesand the walls of doubt crumble,tossed and tornthis comes to passwhen a child is borna rosy hue settles all aroundyiuve got the feel youre on solid groundfor a spell or two,noone seems forlornthis comes to passwhen a child is bornits all a dream,an illusion nowit must come true,sometime,soo,somehowall across the land,dawns a brand new morn,this comes to passwhen a child is born

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6

Monday, December 11, 2006

Candle of support

have u light a candle?

prayer of the immaculate conception

O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
did prepare a worthy dwelling place for Your Son, we beseech You that,
as by the foreseen death of this, Your Son,
You did preserve Her from all stain,
so too You would permit us, purified through Her intercession, to come unto You.
Through the same Lord Jesus Christ,
Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end.