I love the Rosary. It's my weapon against evil, it's my tool for building faith, it's the way of uniting one's soul so deeply to Christ in the gospel.
When I feel afraid or depressed and it's 3:00 am, I can hold my rosary and invoke Mary's help and always I receive peace. I pray for the reversion of fallen away Catholics, for peace, and for the conversion of sinners.
“Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother. Love the Madonna and pray the rosary, for her Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother.” -St. Padre Pio
"If you don't have the Rosary memorized yet, it's ok.. just hold on to it. You're holding your Mother's hand." –Fr. James Erving
“Say the Holy Rosary. Blessed be that monotony of Hail Mary’s which purifies the monotony of your sins!” -St. Josemaria Escriva
"The Rosary is the Bible on a String" –Fr. Ronan Murphy
Darren Mulligan of "We are Messengers"
Discovering musicians who have honesty and passion laying the groundwork for their music challenges one to seek the truth within ourselves. Hearing the Message from songs inspired by God moves one to open the heart to those "messengers set on fire" by the Holy Spirit and if the person's spirit is touched, it can not stay still; it moves to spread God's love everywhere, touching souls and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We are Messengers:
One young Irishman struck by God's love could not turn back to his darkness once the light of the Holy Spirit captured his soul.
Darren and Heidi Mulligan and their children
His story inspires us to look deeper, to let go of selfishness and to respond to the Truth of our lives- that we are God's Beloved children. Mercy from God poured into Darren Mulligan and his song became the voice of Jesus.
" I am a Christian daddy, a Christian husband, a Christian racquetball player. I'm a Christian voter, I am a Christian gardener. Whatever I do, I do it in His name. I have no issue with bands that say, 'You know what, I'm an artist who believes in Christ but we're not Christian artists.' I get why you say that [but] I'm not ashamed of Him, what He has done for me, I will never…in my life ever turn around say, 'I'm not a Christian anything.'"
He concluded, "Everything I do is imbued with His goodness. The fact that I can breathe today — I'm a Christian breather. I don't deserve to have breath in my bones but He said you can breathe today Darren. And He said, you can go and hold your wife's hand today. And so I'm a Christian hand-holder and that's a stupid thing to say, but it's the truth."
Original story on apple news :
Auschwitz survivor and her rescuer celebrate 70 years of marriage
Sophia Swinford | Aug 01, 2017
Wullie Marr for BUPA
This Holocaust survivor married the soldier who rescued her, and they spent over 7 decades together.
In 1944, Edith Steiner was only 20 years old when she was liberated from Auschwitz by a Scottish unit of soldiers which included John Mackay, a 23-year-old soldier who had escaped from a prisoner of war camp by disguising himself as an Italian soldier.
Edith and her mother were the only members of her family to survive the Holocaust, having lost 39 other relatives. Her time in Auschwitz also overlapped with that of the infamous Angel of Death (Josef Mengele), an SS officer renowned for his deadly experiments on humans.
It was at a dance celebrating their release that Edith was first approached by a friend of John’s asking her if she would dance with him, but Edith responded that she wanted John to ask her himself. And he did just that. The two of them were married on July 17, 1946.
The couple later owned a hotel together in Scotland and had two children, Sharon and Peter.
Edith passed away earlier this year, but not before she and John celebrated their 71st Valentine’s Day together. The photos of Edith and John on this special Valentine’s went viral, and it’s not hard to see why. The couple stands as a beautiful testimony not only to long-lasting love, but also to love found in the most painful of places.