Tuesday, March 24, 2009

St Joan Of Arc

Saint Joan of Arc EXCERPTS FROM WIKIPEDIA.COM(French: Jeanne d'Arc; c. 1412 – 30 May 1431) is a national heroine of France and a Catholic saint. A peasant girl born in eastern France, she led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War, claiming divine guidance, and was indirectly responsible for the coronation of Charles VII. She was captured by the English, tried by an ecclesiastical court, and burned at the stake when she was nineteen years old. Twenty-four years later, the Holy See reviewed the decision of the ecclesiastical court, found her innocent, and declared her a martyr. She was beatified in 1909 and later canonized in 1920.

Joan asserted that she had visions from God that told her to recover her homeland from English domination late in the Hundred Years' War. The uncrowned King Charles VII sent her to the siege at Orléans as part of a relief mission. She gained prominence when she overcame the dismissive attitude of veteran commanders and lifted the siege in only nine days. Several more swift victories led to Charles VII's coronation at Reims and settled the disputed succession to the throne.

Joan of Arc has remained an important figure in Western culture. From Napoleon to the present, French politicians of all leanings have invoked her memory. Major writers and composers who have created works about her include Shakespeare, Voltaire, Schiller, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Twain, and Shaw. Depictions of her continue in film, television, video games, song, and dance.

For me, She is really someone worth admired at. Very conscious about sins and wanted to get confessions as soon as possible. She is young and have the courage to lead a battle. She wanted her soul rather than saving her body when she was about to be burn during her trial. She rather accepted it than rejecting her God. Truly a magnificent girl which does not exist only in books or stories but a real and actual happening in the history of France and in the whole world. She is worth to be admired.

watch the movie St Joan of Arc


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Calling Him "Bro"?

It is odd calling Him "Bro" or a slang word for Brother. In Philippine Local TV Drama Series aired On ABS CBN entitled: "May Bukas Pa" (In English There is Still Tomorrow). The story is similar or perhaps based on the story or Marcelino Pan Y Vino(IMDb) which was a religious story. May Bukas Pa is in our local Philippine language and might be available in other countries through the internet. The Cast of the show namely Santino (Zaijan Jaranilla), Enrique Rodrigo (Albert Martinez), Malena (Dina Bonnevie), Mario (Tonton Gutierrez),Selda (Precious Lara Quigaman), Cocoy (Rayver Cruz), and many more. Santino as the main Cast portrayed by Zaijan Jaranilla is a kind-hearted but clever young boy. Longing for the love of his real mother, he will find a friend in mysterious person he calls as ‘Bro.’ In the story, Santino appears to be some kind of a little saint who shows miracles in places nearby. He healed many sickness and perhaps casts out demons ( I don't watch the show, I saw only previews). Many people are inspired by his simplicity and humility and most of all his being childlike. Unfortunately, I noticed that the mysterious person whom he call "Bro" is someone we are familiar with. In the story, the mysterious "friend" of Santino appeared to him dressed like Jesus Christ who also have a would in his palm marked by nails. Obviously, we think of that mysterious friend of Santino as Our Lord Jesus Christ. But why is Santino calling Him "Bro"? that is odd. Below is the photo of Santino ( Zaijan Jaranilla).Here is the synopsis of Marcelino Pan Y Vino (excerpts from http://www.imdb.com/)

Marcelino is a young boy who lives with monks in a Monastery. One monk told Marcelino never to go up the stairwell of the onastery. But, Marcelino went upstairs, out of curiosity to see what was there. He sees a a big crucifix in the room, and puts out bread andwine, and miraculously, Jesus appears, comes down from the cross and eats. He talks to Marcelino, said he was a good boy, and told Marcelino he could have one wish. Marcelino wishes to see Jesus' mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Marcelino's mother. Jesus says he has to fall asleep in order to get his wish. Marcelino falls asleep on Jesus' arm. Marcelino bears the vision of The Blessed Virgin and his mother. The monks then realize that Jesus came down to talk with the boy, and believe it was a true miracle. Jesus gave the boy the name "Marcelino Pan y Vino": "Bread and Wine."

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Mass Schedule for March 2009

Schedule for March 2009

Mass Offered by

Rev Fr Adam Purdy
Society of Saint Pius X

Every 4th weekend of the Month (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Schedule of the Mass

March 27,---Friday-----6:00pm
March 28,---Saturday--6:00pm
March 29,---Sunday----9:00am

Our Lady Help of Christian Mass Center
Del Pillar-Tiano Streets,
Cagayan de Oro City
Come with your family and friends.

For more information please contact us:

09262736572 John
09154666741 Raul
09157992824 Shannah
09052195742 Mark Andrew
09224488340 Marissa

Ave Maria!