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St. Theresa, Novena to the Little Flower of Lung Ailments.

I was a Freshman in High school, 9th grade only at Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls. I was researching as a Dear Friend, Bill has complication due to his lung transplant. Little did I know that the Patron Saint for Lung ailments is Saint Therese, “The Little Flower”!

She loved flowers and saw herself as the “little flower of Jesus,” who gave glory to God by just being her beautiful little self among all the other flowers in God’s garden. Because of this beautiful analogy, the title “little flower” remained with St. Therese.

Her inspiration and powerful presence from heaven touched many people very quickly. She was canonized by Pope Pius XI on May 17, 1925. Had she lived, she would have been only 52 years old when she was declared a Saint.

photorosesbnws“My mission – to make God loved – will begin after my death,” she said. “I will spend my heaven doing good on earth. I will let fall a shower of roses.” Roses have been described and experienced as Saint Therese’s signature. Countless millions have been touched by her intercession and imitate her “little way.” She has been acclaimed “the greatest saint of modern times.” In 1997, Pope John Paul II declared St. Therese a Doctor of the Church – the only Doctor of his pontificate – in tribute to the powerful way her spirituality has influenced people all over the world.

Please say a Prayer for my Friend Bill who is and Lung Transplant Recipient. He has complications now, as him and I are comparing notes. Yes, Please say a prayer for me also! Thank you so!

Learn about Saint Therese the Little Flower

 

 

A Prayer For Our Nation, America.

O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, at this most critical time, we entrust the United States of America to your loving care.

Most Holy Mother, we beg you to reclaim this land for the glory of your Son. Overwhelmed with the burden of the sins of our nation, we cry to you from the depths of our hearts and seek refuge in your motherly protection.

Look down with mercy upon us and touch the hearts of our people. Open our minds to the great worth of human life and to the responsibilities that go with human freedom.

Free us from the falsehoods that lead to the evil of abortion and threaten the sanctity of family life.  Grant our country the wisdom to proclaim that God’s law is the foundation on which this nation was founded, and that He alone is the True Source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.

O Merciful Mother, give us the courage to reject the culture of death and the strength to build a new Culture of Life.  In this I pray, Amen.

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Pink Floyd: The Great Gig In The Sky.

My Dearest Friend Angelo, brilliant DJ, reminded me of the times we shared this song together. He inspired my improvisational dance career in South Jersey. I was feeling blue and he told me I owned this song when performed. Deep emotional feelings surface down to my heart and inner soul.

Pink Floyd keyboard player Rick Wright, wrote this song, which is about life, gradually descending into death. Hence the angrier and more intense first half with a dying person refusing to “go gently into that good night.”The second half is gentler, as the dying person gives into the inevitable and fades away. In the March 1998 issue of Mojo, Wright explained: “For me, one of the pressures of being in the band was this constant fear of dying because of all the traveling we were doing in planes and on the motorways in America and in Europe.”

Protect Your Eyes, Have Fun In The Sun. #National Sunglasses Day.

I viewed this on the Tube this AM, Trending on Twitter today. But is also a time to remind people the reasons why you should be wearing Sunglasses.  I am from the baby boomer generation. We were not educated in the harmful rays of the sun.  Baby oil and a burn were your initial sunbathing rules in the 60’s at the Seashore of the Northeast in Philly, Playland and Boulevard Pools. No sunglasses either. As a single digit jock in Kensington, McVeigh Recreation Center was one of my frequent playgrounds as it had a pool, the Swimo.  My Grandmom and Uncle Emil lived across the Street and my Aunt Sue, Uncle George, cousins Georgie and Marjorie, one block away.  Going down memory lane here. It was a wonderful neighborhood to grow up as a child. Also, Holiday Lake, Burlington county NJ, Took the bus from Philly.

Below I have also included the music video, Sunglasses At Night. Enjoy.

Philadelphia Memories

Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation And Your Eyes

When you’re choosing sunglasses, does UV protection matter?

Celebrate #NationalSunglassesDay With a Cringe-tastic Lip Sync Music Video

Summer solstice, Strawberry Full Moon, 2016.

Today,  is the first summer solstice since 1967 that coincides with the strawberry moon.

Some of my favorite tunes to reign in the warmth of the Sol.

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What The World Needs Now, Is Love.

What the world needs now is love, sweet love

It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
No not just for some but for everyone

Lord we don’t need another mountain
There are mountains and hillsides
Enough to climb
There are oceans and rivers
Enough to cross. enough to last
‘Till the end of time

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
No not just for some but for everyone

Lord we don’t need another meadow
There are corn fields and wheat fields
Enough to grow
There are sun beams and moon beams
Enough to shine
Oh listen Lord if you want to know

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
No not just for some but for everyone

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
What the world needs now is love, sweet love

This song was recorded in 1965, 51 years ago. It will never lose its meaning.

Masses: There were people from all walks of Orlando life at the event, gathering to mourn, remember and hope for a better future

Paris: The Eiffel Tower in Paris was this evening illuminated in rainbow colours to pay homage to the 49 victims

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orlando Nightclub Pulse Mass Shooting, Terrorism?

Is this a form of Islamic terrorism?  Pray for the victims and their families.

ISIS calls for more attacks on West during Ramadan

Omar Mateen: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Pulse Orlando - Orlando, FL, United States. Pulse Glitter Box (Dance Floor)

Dallas, TX Love Field Shooting, Airport on Lock down.

This is happening way too much in America. God, Please Bless Our Country right now.

MLB, Phillies Vs. Cubs, Citizens Bank Park.

First time back to CBP in two years.

Instant Replay: Cubs 8, Phillies 1.

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Salve Regina: Hail Holy Queen.

Immaculate Virgin Mary, Blessed Mother

THE SALVE REGINA

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy. hail our life, our sweetness and our hope! To You do we cry, poor banished children of Eve! To You do we send up our sighs; mourning and weeping in this vale of tears! Turn, most gracious Advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us; and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of Your womb, Jesus! O Clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

PRAYER TO OUR LADY, COMFORTER OF THE AFFLICTED

Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our most compassionate Mother, we present ourselves in thy sight in all humility, and with full confidence
we implore thee for thy maternal patronage. Please be the Comforter of the Afflicted, and to thee constant recourse is had by the sorrowful in their afflictions, the sick in their maladies, the dying in their agony, the poor in their straitened circumstances, those who stand in all way of need in both public and private calamities; and from thee they all receive consolation and strength.

Our dearest Mother, turn upon us also, wretched sinners that we are, thy merciful eyes, and graciously accept our humble and confident prayers. Aid us in all our spiritual and temporal necessities, deliver us from all evil and especially from sin, which is the greatest evil, and from all danger of falling into it; obtain for us from thy Son Jesus every blessing of which thou see we stand in need both in soul and body, and especially the greatest blessing of all, which is Divine grace. Comfort our spirits, troubled and afflicted in the midst of the many dangers that threaten us, and the countless miseries and misfortunes that beset us on every side. This we ask through that immense joy which filled thy pure soul in the glorious Resurrection of thy Divine Son.

In this I pray, Amen

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