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Celine Dion Gospel Song – Amazing Grace (With Lyrics)

Celine Dion Gospel Song – Amazing Grace (With Lyrics)

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Love Story – Originally sung by Andy Williams (with Lyrics) http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/02/12/love-story-originally-sung-by-andy-williams-with-lyrics/

KENNY ROGERS SONG: I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU (Lyrics) http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/02/11/kenny-rogers-song-i-will-always-love-you-lyrics/

Andre Rieu Concert: Somewhere, My Love http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/02/04/andre-rieu-concert-somewhere-my-love/

ABBA Song: I Have A Dream with Lyrics http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/02/03/abba-song-i-have-a-dream-with-lyrics/

Bee Gees Song: To Love Somebody – One For All Live http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/02/03/bee-gees-song-to-love-somebody-one-for-all-live/

Whitney Houston: One Moment In Time [Lyrics] http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/01/26/whitney-houston-one-moment-in-time-lyrics/

Song: Nothing’s gonna change my love for you with lyrics – by Air Supply http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/01/26/song-nothings-gonna-change-my-love-for-you-with-lyrics-by-air-supply/

Song: Hey Jude with lyrics – The Beatles http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/01/26/song-hey-jude-with-lyrics-the-beatles/

Song for Papa Francis by Emily Clarke  http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/01/16/song-for-papa-francis-by-emily-clarke/

Instrumental Piano: Love Story by Richard Clayderman  http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/01/15/instrumental-piano-love-story-by-richard-clayderman/

A Love To Last a Lifetime by Jose Mari Chan w/ Lyrics http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/01/14/a-love-to-last-a-lifetime-by-jose-mari-chan-w-lyrics/

THE POWER OF LOVE BY ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/01/10/the-power-of-love-by-engelbert-humperdinck/

Love by John Lennon  http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/01/05/love-by-john-lennon/

Celine Dion Gospel Song – Amazing Grace (With Lyrics)  http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/01/05/celine-dion-gospel-song-amazing-grace-with-lyrics/

The Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfungel http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/01/04/the-sound-of-silence-by-simon-garfungel/

Love Will Keep Us Alive by The Eagles  http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/2017/01/04/love-will-keep-us-alive-by-the-eagles/

CHURCH MUSIC AND VIDEOS http://www.pagadiandiocese.org/category/church-music-and-video/

Be not afraid.
I go before you always.
Come follow me, and
I will give you rest.

Catholic Songs for All Saints/All Souls Day & Funerals

Catholic Songs for All Saints/All Souls Day & Funerals

Hail Mary – Gentle Woman with Lyrics

Published on Oct 8, 2012

Prayer

Holy Is His Name with Lyrics

Published on Jun 24, 2013

Melissa Maricich sings Holy Is His Name

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord
And my spirit exalts in God my Savior
For He has looked with mercy on my lowliness
And my name will be forever exalted
For the mighty God has done great things for me
An His mercy will reach from age to age

And holy, holy, holy is His name

He has mercy in every generation
He has revealed His power and His glory
He has cast down the mighty in their arrogance
And has lifted up the meek and the lowly
He has come to help His servant Israel
He remembered His promise to our fathers

And holy, holy, holy is His name
And holy, holy, holy is His name

HERE I AM LORD WITH LYRICS

Uploaded on Oct 25, 2009

This video was edited by Maverick Tambiga

You Are Mine (with lyrics)

Uploaded on Nov 11, 2007

MTV of the Christian song “You Are Mine”

Song of Farewell By Ernest Sands with Lyrics

Published on Jul 31, 2014

Text: Refrain based on ‘In Paradisum’; verses based on Psalm 27

We Will Rise Again with Lyrics

Uploaded on Aug 30, 2011

We Will Rise Again, from the album “Let it Rain” by Renee Bondi

Open the eyes of my heart Lord with Lyrics

Uploaded on Jul 6, 2007

mercy me-open the eyes of my heart lord

May the Angels Lead You Into Paradise with Lyrics (Funeral)

Uploaded on Dec 16, 2011

Specific Text for the Song Of Farewell in the Catholic Funeral Liturgy

“May the angels lead you into paradise; may the martyrs receive you at your arrival and lead you to the holy city Jerusalem. May choirs of angels receive you and with Lazarus, once (a) poor (man), may you have eternal rest.”

Blest are They with Lyrics

Uploaded on Sep 7, 2009

This is another one of my favorites, written and sung by David Haas. As always, it’s captioned.

City of God

Published on Oct 10, 2013

Sung by the University of Notre Dame Folk Choir in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on September 29, 2013, the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

City Of God

I

Awake from your slumber
arise from your sleep
a new day is dawning
for all those who weep
 II
The people in darkness
have seen a great light
the Lord of our longing
has conquered the night
Chorus:
Let us build the city of God
may our tears be turned into dancing
for the lord our light and our love
has turned the night into day.
 III
We are sons of the morning,
we are children of day.
The one who has loved us
has brightened our way.
 IV
The Lord of all kindness
has called us to be
a light for his people
to set their hearts free.

I Am the Bread of Life with Lyrics (Funeral)

Uploaded on Dec 14, 2011

Communion or exit

I am the bread of life
He who comes to me shall not hunger
He who believes in me shall not thirst
No one can come to me
Unless the father beckons
And I will raise you up(3)
On the last day.
The bread that I will give
Is my flesh for the life of the world
And if you eat of this bread
You shall live forever(2)
Unless you eat
Of the flesh of the Son of Man
And drink of his blood,
And drink of his blood,
You shall not have life within you.
I am the resurrection, I am the life
If you believe in me
Even though you die
You shall live forever.
Yes, lord I believe
That you are the Christ
The son of God
Who has come into the world.

Responsorial Psalm 27 The Lord is My Light and My Salvation

Published on Jul 31, 2012

 

“Take and Eat” by Michael Joncas with Lyrics

Published on Mar 11, 2013

Refrain: Take and eat; take and eat: this is my body given up for you. Take and drink; take and drink: this is my blood given up for you.

1. I am the Word that spoke and light was made; I am the seed that died to be re-born; I am the bread that comes from heaven above; I am the vine that fills your cup with joy.

2. I am the way that leads the exile home; I am the truth that sets the captive free; I am the life that raises up the dead; I am your peace, true peace my gift to you.

3. I am the Lamb that takes away your sin; I am the gate that guards you night and day; You are my flock; you know the shepherd’s voice; You are my own; your ransom is my blood.

Please message me any beautiful song names that you wish to be paired with gloryful pictures.

May the Good Shepherd bless you always and have mercy on us who are exiled. In the name of Jesus Christ, by the Authority of His Cross, and the Power of His most Precious Blood.

“I Am the Bread of Life” by Richard Proulx and the Cathedral Singers

Published on Mar 11, 2013

I Am the Bread of Life
You who come to Me shall not hunger
And who Believe in Me shall not thirst
No one can come to Me unless the Father Beckons

And I Will Raise You Up
And I Will Raise You Up
And I Will Raise You Up on the Last Day

The Bread that I Will Give
Is My Flesh of the Life of the Lord
And if you Eat of this Bread
You Shall Live Forever
You Shall Live Forever

And I Will Raise You Up
And I Will Raise You Up
And I Will Raise You Up on the Last Day

Unless You Eat of the Flesh of the Son of Man
And Drink of His Blood
You Shall not Have Life Within You
You Shall not Have Life Within You

And I will Raise You Up
And I will Raise You Up
And I will Raise You Up on the Last Day

I am the Resurrection
I am Life
If You Believe in Me
Before You Die
You Shall Live
You Shall Live Forever

And I Will Raise You Up
And I Will Raise You Up
And I Will Raise You Up on the Last Day

Please message me any beautiful song names that you wish to be paired with gloryful pictures.

May the Good Shepherd bless you always and have mercy on us who are exiled. In the name of Jesus Christ, by the Authority of His Cross, and the Power of His Most Precious Blood.

“Gift of Finest Wheat” by Richard Proulx and the Cathedral Singers with Lyrics

Published on Mar 13, 2013

You satisfy the Hungry Heart
with Gift of Finest Wheat,
come give to us O Saving Lord,
the Bread of Life to eat.

As when the shepherd calls his sheep,
they know and heed his voice;
so when You call Your family Lord,
we follow and rejoice.

You satisfy the Hungry Heart
with Gift of Finest Wheat,
come give to us O Saving Lord,
the Bread of Life to eat.

With joyful lips we sing to You,
Our praise and gratitude,
that You should count us worthy Lord,
to share this heavenly food.

You satisfy the Hungry Heart
with Gift of Finest Wheat,
come give to us O Saving Lord,
the Bread of Life to eat.

Is not the cup we bless and share,
the blood of Christ outpoured?
Do not one cup, one loaf declare
Our oneness in the Lord?

You satisfy the Hungry Heart
with Gift of Finest Wheat,
come give to us O Saving Lord,
the Bread of Life to eat.

The mystery of Your presence Lord,
no mortal tongue can tell;
whom all the world cannot contain
comes in our hearts to dwell.

As I Have Done For You – Dan Schutte with Lyrics

Uploaded on Apr 21, 2011

Dan Schutte, Glory in the Cross.

Ave Maria – in Latin – beautiful rendition by Denis Veilleux – lyrics included

Uploaded on Aug 6, 2011

Ave Maria, gratia plena;
Dominus tecum;
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus.
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,
ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

Be Not Afraid with Lyrics (Robert J Dufford)

Uploaded on Jun 16, 2010

Be Not Afraid by Robert J Dufford

You shall cross the barren desert, but you shall not die of thirst.
You shall wander far in safety though you do not know the way.
You shall speak your words in foreign lands and all will understand.
You shall see the face of God and live.

Be not afraid.
I go before you always.
Come follow me, and
I will give you rest.

If you pass through raging waters in the sea, you shall not drown.
If you walk amid the burning flames, you shall not be harmed.
If you stand before the power of hell and death is at your side, know that I am with you through it all.

Blessed are your poor, for the kingdom shall be theirs.
Blessed are you that weep and mourn, for one day you shall laugh.
And if wicked men insult and hate you all because of me, blessed, blessed are you!

Blest Be the Lord by Dan Schutte – Saint Louis Jesuits – with lyrics

Uploaded on Aug 2, 2011

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Blest be The Lord by Dan Schutte

Blest Be the Lord, Blest Be The Lord
The God of mercy, the God who saves.
I shall not fear the dark of night,
Nor the arrow that files by day.

1…He will release me from the nets of sinful men,
He will release me from their wicked hands.
Beneath the shadow of His wings, I will rejoice,
To find a dwelling place secure.

2…I need not shrink before the terrors of the night,
Nor stand alone before the light of day.
No harm shall come to me, no arrow strike me down.
No evil settle in my soul.

3…Although a thousand men have fallen at my side,
I’ll not be shaken with the Lord at hand.
His faithful Love is all the armour that I need
To wage the battle with the foe.

Behold The Wood Of The Cross, sung by Jesuits, Good Friday

Uploaded on Apr 3, 2010

Catholic Hymn, Behold The Wood Of The Cross, sung by Jesuits. We sing this hymn on Good Friday during Lent.

Behold The Wood

Refrain:

Behold, behold the wood of the cross

On which is hung our salvation.

O come, let us adore.

1

Unless a grain of wheat shall fall upon the ground and die,

It shall remain but a single grain and not give life.

Refrain:

Behold, behold the wood of the cross

On which is hung our salvation.

O come, let us adore.

2

And when My hour of glory comes as all was meant to be,

You shall see Me lifted up upon a tree.

Refrain:

Behold, behold the wood of the cross

On which is hung our salvation.

O come, let us adore.

3

For there can be no greater love shown upon this land

Than in the One who came to die that we might live.

Refrain:

Behold, behold the wood of the cross

On which is hung our salvation.

O come, let us adore.

Communion Song – We come to share… with Lyrics

Uploaded on Jan 8, 2010

Holy, Holy, Holy with Lyrics

Published on Sep 26, 2013

Kitty Cleveland – On Eagle’s Wings with Lyrics

Uploaded on Apr 22, 2011

From the CD Album “Be Not Afraid”, Music & Lyrics By Fr. Michael Joncas, based on Psalm 91and Isaiah 40:31

On Eagle’s Wings 

You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord, Who abide in His shadow for life, say to the Lord: “My refuge, my Rock in whom I trust!”

And He will raise you up on eagle’s wings, bear you on the breath of dawn, Make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of His hand.

The snare of the fowler will never capture you, and famine will bring you no fear: Under His wings your refuge, His faithfulness your shield.

You need not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day; Though thousands fall about you, near you it shall not come.

For to His angels He’s given a command to guard you in all of your ways; Upon their hands they will bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone

Litany of the Saints John Becker

Published on Nov 3, 2013

A beautiful rendition of the Catholic Litany of the Saints. This arrangement is perfect for the Rite of Baptism within the Easter Vigil. May all holy men and women intercede for us.

” Magnificat” by John Michael Talbot

Published on May 7, 2012

A slideshow put together to the music of “Magnificat” by John Michael Talbot

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord
And my spirit exalts in God my Savior
For He has looked with mercy on my lowliness
And my name will be forever exalted
For the mighty God has done great things for me
An His mercy will reach from age to age

And holy, holy, holy is His name

He has mercy in every generation
He has revealed His power and His glory

He has cast down the mighty in their arrogance
And has lifted up the meek and the lowly
He has come to help His servant Israel
He remembered His promise to our fathers

And holy, holy, holy is His name
And holy, holy, holy is His name

Mass of Joy and Peace

Uploaded on Jul 5, 2011

Mass of Joy and Peace by Tony Alonso. Includes Gloria, Gospel and Lenten Acclamation, Holy, Memorial Acclamations, Amen, and Lamb of God. Published by GIA Publications, www.giamusic.com. Used with permission.

Mass of Spirit and Grace Mass Setting by Ricky Manalo, CSP

Uploaded on Mar 15, 2011

Mass of Spirit and Grace: A New Mass Setting by Ricky Manalo, CSP by OCP for the New Translation of the Roman Missal. Included are the Gloria, Alleluia, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei. Published by OCP, www.ocp.org. Used with permission.

O come divine Messiah with Lyrics

Published on Nov 20, 2014

On Eagle’s Wings by John Michael Talbot with Lyrics

Published on Sep 27, 2012

The Lord’s My Shepherd with Lyrics – Stuart Townend

Published on Nov 2, 2012

The Lord’s My Shepherd (Psalm 23) by Stuart Townend

We Remember

Published on Apr 3, 2012

We Remember
Refrain
We remember how you loved us to your death,
and still we celebrate, for you are with us here;
And we believe that we will see you when you come,
in your glory, Lord, we remember, we celebrate, we believe.
Verse1
Here, a million wounded souls are
yearning just to touch you and be healed;
Gather all your people, and hold them to your heart.
Repeat Refrain
Verse 2
Now we recreate your love we
bring the bread and wine to share a meal;
Sign of grace and mercy, the presence of the Lord.

Repeat Refrain

Verse 3
Christ, the Father’s great “Amen”
to all the hopes and dreams of every heart;
Peace beyond all telling, and freedom from all fear.
Repeat Refrain
Verse 4
See the face of Christ revealed in
ev’ry person standing by your side;
Gift to one another, and temples of your love.
Repeat Refrain

Were You there, When they Crucified my Lord ? with Lyrics – Hymns from Visual Worship Media

Published on May 17, 2012

Were You There , When they Crucified my LORD ?
A very beautiful & meaningful Hymn which makes you realize the Grace of the Very God who loved us all so much that He came down to us as one of us to give away himself as a token of Love.. a Selfless Love… an Agape Love… The Greatest Love ! Know that No matter what kind of situation you are in… He still Loves you.. & Thinks of you watch day ! Come back to the Lord your God ! Blessings ! Praise Adonai ! Shalom !

Praise To The Lord The Almighty ~ Hymn sung by the London Philharmonic Choir (lyrics in description)

Uploaded on Jun 11, 2011

Praise To The Lord The Almighty

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
The King of creation
O my soul, praise Him
For He is thy health and salvation
All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near
Join me in glad adoration

Praise to the Lord
Who o’er all things so wonderfully reigneth
Shelters thee under His wings
Yea, so gladly sustaineth
Hast thou not seen how thy glories e’er have been
Granted in what He ordaineth

Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore Him
All that hath life and breath
Come now with praises before Him
Let the ‘amen’ sound from His people again
Gladly for aye we adore Him

Performed by the London Philharmonic Choir and National Philharmonic Orchestra.
Arranged by: Lee Holdridge
Conducted by: John Alldis
Written by: Joachim Neander in 1680 and is a hymn based on his chorale, Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren.
Catherine Winkworth published her English version of this hymn in the year 1863.
Neander’s hymn paraphrases Psalms 103 and 150.

The Gospel Of John – (The Full Movie) – DC FOR JESUS

The Gospel Of John – (The Full Movie) – DC FOR JESUS

Published on Dec 4, 2012

Author: John 21:20-24 describes the author as “the disciple whom Jesus loved,” and for both historical and internal reasons this is understood to be John the Apostle, one of the sons of Zebedee (Luke 5:10).

Date of Writing: Discovery of certain papyrus fragments dated around A.D. 135 require the book to have been written, copied, and circulated before then. And while some think it was written before Jerusalem was destroyed (A.D. 70), A.D. 85-90 is a more accepted time for its writing.

Purpose of Writing: John 20:31 cites the purpose as follows: “But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.” Unlike the three synoptic Gospels, John’s purpose is not to present a chronological narrative of the life of Christ, but to display His deity. John was not only seeking to strengthen the faith of second-generation believers and bring about faith in others, but he also sought to correct a false teaching that was spreading. John emphasized Jesus Christ as “the Son of God,” fully God and fully man, contrary to that false doctrine which saw the “Christ-spirit” as coming upon the human Jesus at His baptism and leaving him at the crucifixion. by GotQuestions.org
www.DCFORJESUS.org

Patricia: Testimony of a pretty 17 year old girl caught in drugs

Patricia: Testimony of a pretty 17 year old girl caught in drugs

FOR ALL THOSE WHO HAVE SONS AND DAUGHTERS. HAVE THE COURAGE AND READ IT!.

My name is Patricia, I’m 17, and I find myself at the moment almost powerless, but I asked Dane, my nurse and my friend, to help me write this letter. It is addressed to all young people before it is too late.

I was a young “quiet” girl who was raised in an excellent upper middle class family of Florianopolis. My father is an electronics engineer for a state company. He always sought all the good and the best, including freedom I never appreciated, for my two brothers and me.

At age 13, I participated and won a model and mannequin contest for the Kasting agency, where they selected the New Paquitas for the Xuxa program. I also was chosen for a Book for the Elite agency in the city of Sao Paulo. I always showed my physical beauty, and I always attracted attention wherever I went.

I was studying in the best school of “Floripa” Corazon de Jesus. I had all the boys at school at my feet. On weekends, I frequented stores, beaches, and theaters. I enjoyed with my friends all that the good life had to offer to healthy people, physically and mentally.

Therefore, my destiny began to change in October 1994. We went with a group of friends to an OCTOBERFEST festival in Blumenau. My parents trusted me, and they gave me the freedom without harassing me. In Blumenau, I found that everything was very good. For starter, we had a couple drinks at the “Bude” bar, a famous bar on XV Street. In the evening, we went to “PROEB” and “Pavilhao Galego” where Cavalinho Branco was performing. It was a movement of people crazy. I had already tried some drinks. This was not my first alcoholic drinks. I have drunk Amarula liquor without my mother’s knowledge, but I never had gotten drunk.

On Thursday, the first day of the festival, I took my first glass of CHOPP. CHOPP gave me a good feeling. I spent the whole night “all crazy.” I kissed about 10 boys. My friends put CHOPP in a bottle filled with mixed beer and guaraná. We drank all night long.

Around 4 am, on a stretcher and almost in a state of alcoholic coma, I was taken to a hospital where they gave me glucose shoots to make me feel better. When I returned to the apartment, I almost threw up my guts, but my cry for freedom had been given.

The next day, I woke up with a horrible headache. On Saturday, we met a group of young men from Sao Paulo. They rented an apartment in the same building. I never imagined that I would meet my future killer during that day.

I drank a bit on Saturday. The party was not good, but at 5:30 in the morning we went to the apartment of the men to finish the rest of the night. Everything happened, and I was introduced to the famous “marihuana cigarette” that was offered to me. At the beginning, I resisted the offer, but they started calling me, “Catarina Mask” (boring and lifeless). It hurt my pride, and I tried my first marihuana cigarette.

The feeling was wonderful. As the saying goes, the day before I leave, I try again. The oldest young man, Marcos, made rows of a white powder and sniffed them. I asked about what the white powder was. I was told that the white powder was Cocaine. I was offered, but I did not have the courage to do it that day.

We returned to my city, and I felt that something had changed in my life. I felt the need to seek new experiences and adventures. I was not held back too long before I again met with my killer, “DRUGS.”

Soon, my best friends stayed away from me when I started hanging out with the “cool people.” Inadvertently, I depended on the Chemical, and
“DRUGS” became part of my daily life from that moment.

I took awesome Acid trips. I smoked marijuana mixed with horse manure. I snorted Cocaine mixed with a lot of crap. The “cool people” and I discovered that mixing cocaine with blood produced a stronger effect. We shared a syringe, and the blood of everyone was used to dilute the white powder, Cocaine.

Initially, the allowance that I received from my parents covered my expenses and the “DRUGS” because the drug dealers had affordable prices. I began buying a gram of Cocaine every day, but it did not take me too long to double it. The drug dealers and I noticed that my need for Cocaine was about 5 grams a day.

I went out on Friday and returned Sunday with my “new friends.” Sometimes, we got “ecstasy,” danced in the “Points,” and then partied all night long. My behavior had changed at home. My parents realized it. I told them they did not have to get in my life.

I began to steal small things at home to sell or trade them for “DRUGS.” Gradually, I needed more money, and, to get more money, I arranged “sex activities” programs with some old men who paid me very well. I felt disgusted to sell my body, but it was necessary for me to get more money.
Soon, my whole family was tearing apart. I was hospitalized several times in rehabilitation centers. My parents, always with all the love, spent fortunes trying to reverse the picture. Whenever I left rehabilitation centers, I endured some days, but then I was shooting again.

I quit all. I quit college, and I left good friends and family. In December 1997, my death was decreed. I discovered that I had contracted the AIDS virus. I do not know if it was either poking me with dirty needles or through the various sex tricks, often unprotected. I must have contaminated many people because men pay more money for sex without a condom.

Gradually, my values, only now I admit, were killing my family, my friends, my parents, my religion, and even my GOD. Everything seemed ridiculous. My father and mother did everything, so I’ll never stop loving them.

My parents gave me the most precious treasure, LIFE, and I played it. I am admitted in a hospital. I weight 55 lbs, horrible. I do not want to receive visitors because I do not want them to see me like this.

I do not know how much longer I will live on, but from the bottom of my heart I ask young people to stay away from this journey that has no return. It is more likely that it will be regretful just as I regret it now, but I sense that it is too late for me.

Note: Danelise “Dane,” the nurse, discloses that Patricia was admitted to the University Hospital of Florianopolis. Patricia died 14 hours later after she wrote this letter. Patricia had a respiratory arrest due to AIDS. Patricia’s last wish was for this letter to be published.

I translated this letter to make it public in our country in order to help the many parents who do not have the confidence to talk to their children about “DRUGS,” which are a disease. I believe that the essence of this letter would facilitate an effective and positive dialogue between parents and children.

The one in the picture is Patricia; she began to use drugs at age 14.

– Pedro Prentt

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Freddie Aguilar — Anak (Child) — English Version

Published on Jul 3, 2014

Anak – Freddie Aguilar with lyrics (Tagalog)

Uploaded on Jun 10, 2009

Pinaka paborito ko po na Kanta ni Ka Freddie.
Mabuhay ang mababait na anak at mabubuting magulang.
God bless everyone and thank you Ka Freddie.
Mabuhay Philippines!

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“The object, the intention, and the circumstances make up the three “sources” of the morality of human acts. The object chosen morally specifies the act of willing accordingly as reason recognizes and judges it good or evil. “An evil action cannot be justified by reference to a good intention”(St. Thomas Aquinas). The end does not justify the means. A morally good act requires the goodness of its object, of its end, and of its circumstances together. There are concrete acts that it is always wrong to choose, because their choice entails a disorder of the will, i.e. a moral evil. One may not do evil so that good may result from it” (CCC: 1757-1761).

What are the principal sins against chastity?

Grave sins against chastity differ according to their object: adultery, masturbation, fornication, pornography, prostitution, rape, and homosexual acts. These sins are expressions of the vice of lust. These kinds of acts committed against the physical and moral integrity of minors become even more grave (CCC: 2351-2359, 2396).

What are the principal sins against chastity?

Grave sins against chastity differ according to their object: adultery, masturbation, fornication, pornography, prostitution, rape, and homosexual acts. These sins are expressions of the vice of lust. These kinds of acts committed against the physical and moral integrity of minors become even more grave (CCC: 2351-2359, 2396).

Medjugorje, the site of reported apparitions of Our Lady, attracts thousands of pilgrims

Medjugorje, the site of reported apparitions of Our Lady, attracts thousands of pilgrims

Published on Jun 10, 2015

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This Great Sacrament We Hail: 2 Eucharistic Hymns by Thomas Aquinas

This Great Sacrament We Hail: 2 Eucharistic Hymns by Thomas Aquinas

"Silver-gilt Corpus Christi monstrance of Toledo, Spain" via Corpus Christi, wikipedia

Listen to Aquinas’ hymns for Corpus Christi 

The Feast of Corpus Christi was originally a local feast that was soon promulgated to the Universal Church.1

Urban IV, always an admirer of the feast, published the Bull “Transiturus” (8 September, 1264), in which, after having extolled the love of Our Saviour as expressed in the Holy Eucharist, he ordered the annual celebration of Corpus Christi in the Thursday next after Trinity Sunday, at the same time granting many indulgences to the faithful for the attendance at Mass and at the Office. This Office, composed at the request of the pope by the Angelic Doctor St. Thomas Aquinas, is one of the most beautiful in the Roman Breviary and has been admired even by Protestants.

In 2010 Pope Benedict XVI gave a three part catechesis on Aquinas, one of which was on the eve of Corpus Christi. The Holy Father extols the “exquisitely Eucharistic soul” of the Angelic Doctor and speak on his role in the Feast of Corpus Christi.2

Pope Urban IV, who held him in high esteem, commissioned him to compose liturgical texts for the Feast of Corpus Christi, which we are celebrating tomorrow, established subsequent to the Eucharistic miracle of Bolsena. Thomas had an exquisitely Eucharistic soul. The most beautiful hymns that the Liturgy of the Church sings to celebrate the mystery of the Real Presence of the Body and Blood of the Lord in the Eucharist are attributed to his faith and his theological wisdom.

1. Pange Lingua Gloriosi Corporis Mysterium

Published on Feb 28, 2013

Pange Lingua Gloriosi Corporis
Mysterium is a hymn written
by St Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274) for the Feast of
Corpus Christi . It is also sung
on Maundy Thursday

    • “Hymnus: Pange Lingua” by Capella Gregoriana ( • • • )

“Pange Lingua Gloriosi Corporis Mysterium is a hymn written by St Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274) for the Feast of Corpus Christi (now called the Solemnity of the Holy Body and Blood of Christ). It is also sung on Maundy Thursday, during the procession from the church to the place where the Blessed Sacrament is kept until Good Friday. The last two stanzas, called separately Tantum Ergo, are sung at Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.”3

Fr. Edward Caswall was an Anglican and hymn writer who converted to the Catholic faith. He is responsible for many Latin to English translations, including the one below.

 

2. Adoro te devote

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Adoro te devote is another classic Eucharistic hymn by St. Thomas Aquinas and is traditionally sung on Corpus Christi.4

A hymn sometimes styled Rhythmus, or Oratio, S. Thomæ (sc. Aquinatis) written c. 1260 (?), which forms no part of the Office or Mass of the Blessed Sacrament, although found in the Roman Missal (In gratiarum actione post missam) with 100 days indulgence for priests (subsequently extended to all the faithful by decree of the S.C. Indulgent., 17 June, 1895). It is also found commonly in prayer and hymn-books. It has received sixteen translations into English verse. The Latin text, with English translation, may be found in the Baltimore “Manual of Prayers” (659, 660). Either one of two refrains is inserted after each quatrain (a variation of one of which is in the Manual), but originally the hymn lacked the refrain.

  1. Source: History of Corpus Christi []
  2. Pope BXVI Quote: Eucharist Soul – 9 Statements on St. Thomas Aquinas by Pope Benedict XVI []
  3. Source w/ compared lyrics []
  4. Source: Adoro te devote background []

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Jesus Christ is really, truly and substantially present in the Eucharist. And because of this, Eucharistic adoration is not only a wonderful thing, but also a wonderful gift to us from God. “The Eucharistic presence of Christ begins at the moment of the consecration and endures as long as the Eucharistic species subsist. Christ is present whole and entire in each of each of the species and whole and entire in each of their parts, in such a way that the breaking of the bread does not divide Christ. In the liturgy of the Mass we express our faith in the real presence of Christ under the species of bread and wine by, among other ways, genuflecting or bowing deeply as a sign of adoration of the Lord” (CCC: 1377-1378).

THE CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY IN SONG

THE CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY IN SONG

Published on Apr 4, 2012

The Chaplet of The Divine Mercy:
1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and The Apostles Creed.
2. Then on the Our Father Beads say the following:
Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
3. On the 10 Hail Mary Beads say the following:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
(Repeat step 2 and 3 for all five decades).
4. Conclude with (three times):
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

JESUS, KING OF MERCY. WE TRUST IN YOU!♥

Optional Closing Prayer:
Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion — inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.
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Available on CD at: http://www.divinemercyinsong.com
Produced by Trish Short. As heard worldwide on EWTN. Absolutely the most inspiring version of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy ever created.
Great Mercy and Forgiveness comes to those who recite the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
The Song is designed to help all come closer to Christ. To help those who do not know how to pray – to begin their conversation with God. The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us, all of us – even the most wretched. And, He wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins.

Read more about the Divine Mercy (esp. on the forgiveness of sins coz someone asked me about that). Thanks! http://www.english.santisimavirgen.co…

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Jesus said later to Sister Faustina:
“Say unceasingly this chaplet that I have taught you. Anyone who
says it will receive great Mercy at the hour of death. Priests
will recommend it to sinners as the last hope. Even the most
hardened sinner, if he recites this Chaplet even once, will
receive grace from My Infinite Mercy. I want the whole world to
know My Infinite Mercy. I want to give unimaginable graces to
those who trust in My Mercy….”

“….When they say this Chaplet in the presence of the dying, I
will stand between My Father and the dying person not as the just
judge but as the Merciful Savior”.

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Films to Watch During Lent

Films to Watch During Lent

Big Greatest Story Ever Told movie

BY K. V. TURLEY FEBRUARY 18,2015

Lent is a time for taking stock. It is a spiritual workout consisting of prayer, fasting and alms giving. We pray, read spiritual books, and give something to someone in need. But too often we get distracted, we forget to pray, and lose interest in the books we have earmarked for the season whilst suddenly realizing we don’t have as much spare cash as we thought. We have all been there. But fear not. Lent is a series of starts, some false, but many genuine. The secret, as with all things spiritual, is to begin again, begin often, and never cease to keep beginning.

The other day, I overheard two young friends discussing Lent. It was all about “giving up.” The list of possible “sacrifices” seemed interminable. By the time the conversation had ended, I’d almost given up so I interjected saying: “…of course, you could take something up….”

And this is where this article comes in. Take up watching movies—but ones tailored for the Lenten season. Watch them alone, with family, with friends, with your Guardian Angel—you decide. But watch them closely for, you never know, they may just be saying something relevant.

Enough introduction; on with the show….

The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
First up is a film with no talk: The Passion of Joan of Arc. This 1928 movie has a history almost as fantastic as the performances on screen. The film’s director, Carl Dreyer, became interested in the Maid of Orléans just after her canonization in the early 1920s. Today Dreyer is regarded as one of Europe’s greatest directors even if he made but a handful of movies, all of them worthy of note, some classics. This movie is just that. In fact, I would go further and say that its portrayal of the interior life is one of the greatest ever captured on screen. Its plot is that of the saint’s trial and subsequent martyrdom, the script the actual transcript of the court proceedings with every word historically authentic. It needed to be, for the performance Dreyer gets from Falconetti in the central role is equally so. Now the stuff of legend, the actress entered into character in a way that was unnerving—living the part to the extent that at one point she endured some form of break down, and, as she did so, so too did most of the film crew. Such was the intensity of what was being created. This was to be her only major screen appearance, and after its completion she retreated from the public gaze; perhaps understandably, for at times this movie has a documentary feel, with the last scenes, in particular, notably shattering. Needless to say, in regard to the penitential aspect of Lent, here is a worthy cinematic contender. Watch it and marvel.

Into Great Silence (2005)
If we are to talk less during Lent, it is so we can pray more. And prayer is the theme of our next film: Into Great Silence. First some background. Its director, Philip Gröning, had asked the Carthusian monks of Grande Chartreuse if he could come and film their life at the monastery. Sixteen years later he got his reply: come. He went, and with only basic camera equipment, captured something quite remarkable. It is nothing less than life on the “inside” lived in its simplicity and stillness. The film is over two and a half hours long and has its own pace. During the first 20 minutes or so “nothing happens,” the screen is almost completely dark, and then we realize that we are in the cell of a monk in the early hours of the morning and have been praying with him. This is the film’s secret: it is not a “film” at all, not in any recognizable sense; what it is instead is a meditation. Through this documentary the audience not only goes beyond the walls of the monastery but also—somehow—enters into the monk’s hidden life of contemplation. If anyone doubts the role of cinema in the New Evangelization then this movie is a case study. Upon its release in 2005, it did surprisingly well at the European box office, and on the night it opened in London I was turned away on account of it being sold out. Perhaps, not so surprising after all, for in these days of dubious on screen “spiritualities,” here in all its beauty is the real thing.

The Bicycle Thief (1948)
So what of alms giving? There are many films about greed and its effects, few about altruism in its purest form. But what Lent asks us to look at is that which holds our hearts, and this is often something material, and so no better film to watch in this regard than The Bicycle Thief. This 1948 classic is timeless even if set in the austerity of post-war Rome; where there is little of anything to go around save human affection. A poor family is at the movie’s center; they are struggling to make ends meet, but they are not alone in this, as the whole city seems desperate. Slowly their fortunes change for the better, but not for long, and, thereafter, we observe their very ordinary, if all too real, tragedy. In this movie we find something that makes us think. No matter how many times it is viewed, its dilemma and its ending never fail to move—definitely a movie to put things in perspective. The message embedded within it, however, is not simply about material possessions, for it sings of human love: husband for wife, wife for husband, child for parent—altogether priceless.

The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
This time we have entered into is not about us, however. It is about Christ. Have a look again at The Greatest Story Ever Told. After Mel Gibson’s The Passion, it seems that all other such films have been discarded from the public consciousness, perhaps none more so than this 1965 movie. It has too easily been derided as nothing more than a Sunday School play with a walk on cast of movie stars that distracts the audience trying to identify who’s who as they appear and disappear with rapidity. This would be a mistake, as there is majesty about this film. If you doubt this then watch the sequences just prior to the Baptism at the Jordan when we have a Palestine riven with violence and hopelessness juxtaposed with an ongoing lament for the Messiah. In the middle of this, observing all, and in a scene so understated it is easy to miss, there is indeed that longed for figure now come at last if still concealed in the shadows. It sets the tone for Max von Sydow’s central performance, which is that of the Man of Sorrows. There are, of course, the set pieces—the raising of Lazarus being particularly noteworthy. But there are many subtle touches too, not least the accompaniment of the devil throughout it all, similar to what Gibson did later, but here more prosaic and all the more sinister for it. In that parade of star names, worth a mention is the much-mocked cameo of John Wayne, here playing the centurion with his one line of dialogue. Nevertheless, it is always “dangerous” to pray on screen, and Wayne’s celluloid declaration on Calvary was to have an all too real response some 14 years later when, now on his deathbed, he returned to the foot of the Cross and with a similar declaration was received into the Church.

If Lent is to be a time of reflection, is there a better way to do so than in the “conscious dreaming” of cinema?

Whatever you choose to “take up” this Lent, I hope it edifies—and dare I say too, I hope you enjoy it.

Read the source:  http://www.crisismagazine.com/2015/films-watch-lent

K. V. Turley

By

K. V. Turley is a London based freelance writer and filmmaker with a degree in theology from the Maryvale Institute.

St. Augustine, The Movie Part 1-2

St. Augustine, The Movie Part 1

Published on Sep 4, 2014

Augustine was born in 354 in the municipium of Thagaste (now Souk Ahras, Algeria) in Roman Africa. His mother, Monica, was a devout Christian; his father Patricius was a Pagan who converted to Christianity on his deathbed. Scholars believe that Augustine’s ancestors included Berbers, Latins, and Phoenicians.[19] He considered himself to be Punic. Augustine’s family name, Aurelius, suggests that his father’s ancestors were freedmen of the gens Aurelia given full Roman citizenship by the Edict of Caracalla in 212. Augustine’s family had been Roman, from a legal standpoint, for at least a century when he was born.[21] It is assumed that his mother, Monica, was of Berber origin, on the basis of her name, but as his family were honestiores, an upper class of citizens known as honorable men, Augustine’s first language is likely to have been Latin.[19] At the age of 11, he was sent to school at Madaurus (now M’Daourouch), a small Numidian city about 19 miles south of Thagaste. There he became familiar with Latin literature, as well as pagan beliefs and practices.[23] His first insight into the nature of sin occurred when he and a number of friends stole fruit they did not even want from a neighborhood garden. While at home in 369 and 370, he read Cicero’s dialogue Hortensius (now lost), which he described as leaving a lasting impression on him and sparking his interest in philosophy.[24]

At the age of 17, through the generosity of his fellow citizen Romanianus,[24] Augustine went to Carthage to continue his education in rhetoric. Although raised as a Christian, Augustine left the church to follow the Manichaean religion, much to the despair of his mother.[25] As a youth Augustine lived a hedonistic lifestyle for a time, associating with young men who boasted of their sexual exploits with women and men. They urged the inexperienced boys, like Augustine, to seek experience or to make up stories about their experiences in order to gain acceptance.[26] It was during this period that he uttered his famous prayer, “Grant me chastity and continence, but not yet.”[27]

At about the age of 19, Augustine began an affair with a young woman in Carthage. Possibly because his mother wanted him to marry a person of his class, the woman remained his lover[28] for over thirteen years and gave birth to his son Adeodatus,[29] who was viewed as extremely intelligent by his contemporaries.[30] In 385, Augustine abandoned his lover in order to prepare himself to marry an heiress.[31]

Teaching rhetoric
During the years 373 and 374, Augustine taught grammar at Thagaste. The following year he moved to Carthage to conduct a school of rhetoric, and would remain there for the next nine years.[24] Disturbed by the unruly behavior of the students in Carthage, in 383 he moved to establish a school in Rome, where he believed the best and brightest rhetoricians practiced. However, Augustine was disappointed with the Roman schools, where he was met with apathy. Once the time came for his students to pay their fees, they simply fled. Manichaean friends introduced him to the prefect of the City of Rome, Symmachus, who had been asked to provide a professor of rhetoric for the imperial court at Milan.[32]

Saint Augustine and Saint Monica (1846), by Ary Scheffer
Augustine won the job and headed north to take up his position in late 384. At the age of thirty, he had won the most visible academic position in the Latin world, at a time when such posts gave ready access to political careers. During this period, although Augustine showed some fervor for Manichaeism, he was never an initiate or “elect”, but remained an “auditor”, the lowest level in the sect’s hierarchy.[32]

While still at Carthage, he had begun to move away from Manichaeism, in part because of a disappointing meeting with the Manichaean Bishop, Faustus of Mileve, a key exponent of Manichaean theology.[32] In Rome, he is reported to have completely turned away from Manichaeanism, and instead embraced the scepticism of the New Academy movement. At Milan, his mother pressured him to become a Christian. Augustine’s own studies in Neoplatonism were also leading him in this direction, and his friend Simplicianus urged him that way as well.[24] But it was the bishop of Milan, Ambrose, who had most influence over Augustine. Like Augustine, Ambrose was a master of rhetoric, but older and more experienced.[33]

St. Augustine, The Movie Part 2

Published on Sep 10, 2014

SAINT AUGUSTINE MOVIE arabic subtitles

Published on Mar 15, 2016

Augustine Documentary

Published on Jul 14, 2015

This is a documentary about Augustine, a Christian theologian who’s thoughts continue to influence us centuries after his death.

5 Minutes Video: Why am I Catholic? by KaterinaMarie

5 Minutes Video: Why am I Catholic? by KaterinaMarie

Uploaded on Oct 4, 2006

This video gives six reasons for being Catholic: 1) the Eucharist, 2) the Church, 3) the Sacraments, 4) Mary, 5) Marriage (actual and spiritual), and 6) Communion of Saints.

The music is the theme song of the 2005 World Youth Day.

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