Monday, June 29, 2015

Life of St. Paul in Stained Glass

I decided to post these today on the feast of Ss. Peter and Paul. I took these pictures at the beginning of the month at St. Paul's in Wrightstown. They tell the life of St. Paul:

"And they stoned Stephen,...and Saul was consenting to his death." - Acts 7:58-59

"And falling...he heard a voice...Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?" - Acts 9:4

"And Saul arose from the ground...He saw nothing, but they leading 
him by the hands to Damascus." - Acts 9:8

"Ananias said: 'The Lord Jesus sent me...receive thy sight & be filled with the
Holy Ghost.'" - Acts 9:17

"He preached in the synagogue that Jesus is the Son of God...the Jews
watched day and night that they might kill him." - Acts 9:20-24

"But his disciples taking him in the night conveyed him by the wall, letting him
down in a basket." - Acts 9:25

"And the Gentiles,...were glad and glorified the word of the were
ordained to life everlasting, believed." - Acts 13:43

"The Lord hath delivered me from every evil work: and will preserve me unto his heav-
enly kingdom to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen." - Tim. 4:13

Friday, June 26, 2015

At Schoenstatt Wayside Shrine, Freedom, WI

"The Supreme Court redefined our nation's laws, but it cannot redefine marriage as God created it. We view these decisions by our Supreme Court as an opportunity to reaffirm our Catholic faith, identity, and deepest beliefs. We renew our commitment to Jesus' words, 'Therefore, what God has joined together, no human being must separate' (MT 19: 6)..."
- Bishop David Ricken

Friday, June 12, 2015

12 Promises of the Sacred Heart

At St. Paul Church, Wrightstown, WI

1. I will give them all the graces necessary for their state in life.
2. I will establish peace in their families.
3. I will comfort them in their trials.
4. I will be their secure refuge during life, and, above all, in death.
5. I will shed abundant blessings on all their undertakings
6. Sinners will find in My Heart an infinite ocean of mercy.
7. Lukewarm souls will become fervent.
8. Fervent souls will rapidly grow in holiness and perfection.
9. I will bless every place where an image of My Heart shall be exposed and honored.
10. I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.
11. The names of those who promote this devotion will be written in My Heart, never to be blotted out.
12. I promise thee, in the excessive mercy of My Heart, that My all-powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on the First Friday of nine consecutive months, the grace of final penitence; they shall not die in My disgrace nor without receiving their Sacraments; My Divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Ordinations 2015

Priests gathered to pray for the newly ordained at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral