Spare a Prayer

…for our fellow Christians in and near Iraq. Remember them in a Rosary today? A few recent news items:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/419582/iraqs-christians-need-sanctuary-and-west-should-provide-it-nina-shea
Great header photograph as well. I wonder if she is praying for us to help her.

“Anglican bishop reportedly told: ‘There is no way that Christians will be supported because of their religious affiliation,” the State Department said.’
http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/55612/20150520/bishop-dobbs-u-s-state-department-denies-visa-for-assyrian-christians-in-iraq-who-face-imminent-threats-from-isis.htm

Mosul churches now mosques:
http://www.persecution.org/?p=68562

Father Dan Zehnle frequently updates lists of news items on ISIS and Boko Haram. Look on the right side of his blog. Here is a good recent homily from him:
http://dzehnle.blogspot.com/2015/07/homily-12-july-2015.html

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Pray Much

Our Lady of Pompeii, from  the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.

Our Lady of Pompeii, from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.

Here is the story of Our Lady of Pompeii.

Medal of St. Benedict

Medal of St. Benedict

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is one side of the medal of St. Benedict.

We need sacramentals! Here are two good articles: Sacramentals, from New Advent and The Value Of Sacramentals from Catholic Culture.

(And that makes 7 posts in 7 days)!