” The Cry of the Rivers” by ex-soldier Mark Jacobs Mohawk Youth from Kahnawake in homage to the Pope’s encyclical “Laudato Si”


 

 

This symbolises the cry of mother earth; the cry of humanity – all taken to Saint Kateri Tekakwitha patron Saint of the environment. May we be divinely inspired to care for Mother Earth.

Living out My Baptism


 

As Christians, we must be willing to experience inconveniences for our Catholic Faith. Faith in Jesus is not only about receiving Jesus’ divine graces through the Holy church; or only about feeling good…smile ! Faith is also concerned with the struggles which we face daily. For example, our faith should lead us to these spiritual exercises at least once a month, outside of the Eucharistic Celebration of the Mass.

– making a group to pray the Rosary in church
– making a group to pray the Stations of the Cross and not wait only at the Lenten Season
– forming a legionary group
– forming the Sacred Heart Society
– reviving past societies – Holy Name, Saint John the Baptist, Social League, etc.
– prayer group
– Spending quality time reading the Word of God in the Bible
– experiencing Jesus’ love in the Sacrament of Confession
– regularly celebrating the Eucharist
– a new society/fraternity of the Catholic Church in today’s world (Post modern World)

We should not simply accept the situation as it is today (now). Even if we do not feel like participating or doing these spiritual exercises, we are called to make the effort. While our feelings and emotions are part of the Christian life, yet the gift of faith is more than our feelings. If we were to depend only on our feelings, then we would not even go to Church to meet Jesus, because sometimes we do not feel like going to church….. We are called to bear these little sacrifices of our time, in following Jesus in the Holy Catholic Church. It is critical to move beyound the “instant gratification” of our modern times – I want it now; I need it now and with no sacrifice, or inconvenience or pain, or sweat. Today, no one wants to accept challenges that allows them to grow inwardly. I still believe in the old maxim – ” no pain no gain.” The Holy Spirit is as present in the Church today, as the first day of Pentecost

“Daily Ressurrections” .”..the cross, the symbol of fortitude and resistance to negativity…”


The cross very significant,
For on it the Saviour was crucified,
Is only part of the easter celebration,
His passion, death and resurrection is the totality,
The is no ressurrection,
Without the cross,
And there is no cross without the resurrection,
They are always together, incompatible.
Just as a rose so beautiful,
The stem…prickles…..
Jesus’ pachal experience is very significant to humanity,
For it gives to us an image,
that helps us to deal with our own crosses and resurrections,
It helps us to be real and authentique,
Evrery time I overcome a problem,
Or I find a solution is a moment of resurrection in my life,
If I cannot experience the resurrection here on earth with humans,
Then how can I experience it in heaven.
Every time I go through a struggle I know it must come to an end,
For Jesus did overcome through the resurrection,
And it was not done on the same day he died,
Three days after he died,
He resurrected,
This means that I too will for some time experience pain here on earth,
This is part of the human condition,
And Jesus was human like you and I,
But I know suffering has to come to an end at some point,
Suffering does not have the final answer,
The final answer is the overcoming of suffering!
Love, pecae, justice,
Negativity has already being conquered on the cross,
We just have to manifest it in our daily tasks,
The cross to me is the object of perseverance, continuity in faith and undying love for humanity.
So when you see me with this simple cross,
This is another way it helps me.

"Daily Ressurrections" ."..the cross, the symbol of fortitude and resistance to negativity…"


The cross very significant,
For on it the Saviour was crucified,
Is only part of the easter celebration,
His passion, death and resurrection is the totality,
The is no resurrection,
Without the cross,
And there is no cross without the resurrection,
They are always together, incompatible.
Just as a rose so beautiful,
The stem…prickles…..
Jesus’ paschal experience is very significant to humanity,
For it gives to us an image,
that helps us to deal with our own crosses and resurrections,
It helps us to be real and authentic,
every time I overcome a problem,
Or I find a solution is a moment of resurrection in my life,
If I cannot experience the resurrection here on earth with humans,
Then how can I experience it in heaven.
Every time I go through a struggle I know it must come to an end,
For Jesus did overcome through the resurrection,
And it was not done on the same day he died,
Three days after he died,
He resurrected,
This means that I too will for some time experience pain here on earth,
This is part of the human condition,
And Jesus was human like you and I,
But I know suffering has to come to an end at some point,
Suffering does not have the final answer,
The final answer is the overcoming of suffering!
Love, peace, justice,
Negativity has already being conquered on the cross,
We just have to manifest it in our daily tasks,
The cross to me is the object of perseverance, continuity in faith and undying love for humanity.