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Suffering - Part 2

I have been reading the book "Come to Me In the Blessed Sacrament" by Fr. Vincent Martin Lucia during my weekly Eucharistic Adoration. It is truly a wonderful book.

Click here to buy Fr. Vincent Martin Lucia’s book "Come to Me In the Blessed Sacrament" from the Knock Shrine Bookshop website.

In a continuation of my previous blog post about “Suffering” here are some quotes from the book that I hope that you will find useful during your own daily struggle:

From the “Meditation on Psalm 23”:

"No evil to fear is a call to faith that God is in control of everything. Out of any evil allowed, He only brings a greater good."

From the “Meditation on Psalm 119”:

"Suffering like fire-tried gold transforms us into the Heart of Christ."

From the “Meditation on Psalm 100”:

"Our very frailty and weakness draws God to us and us to God."

From the “Meditation on Psalm 65”:

"Any prayer that God doesn’t answer simply means that He has something better in mind."

From the “Meditation on Psalm 46”:

"He does not cause evil, but allows it for a greater good."

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theraccolta:

THE INDULGENCES OF THE ROSARY
A Plenary Indulgence* may be gained (under the usual conditions) when the Rosary is prayed in Church, in a family group or in a religious community. Also:
Five (5) decades of the Rosary must be prayed continuously. 
The prayers of the Rosary must be prayed vocally and one must meditate upon the Mysteries of the Rosary. 
If the recitation of the Rosary is public, the Mysteries of the Rosary must be announced.
A Partial Indulgence
One may gain a partial indulgence for the Rosary’s recitation in whole or in part in other circumstances.
A Plenary Indulgence can be gained only once a day (except by those who are in danger of death.)
One may gain innumerable partial indulgences throughout the day provided they make the right intention.
* to gain a plenary indulgence one must perform the indulgenced act. Three other conditions must be fulfilled:
A sacramental confession 
Eucharistic Communion 
Prayers for the Pope’s intentions
In addition, one must be free of all attachments to sin, even venial sin. If this complete integrity is not present or if the above conditions are not fulfilled the indulgence is only partial. Both a plenary and partial indulgence may be applied to the dead.

theraccolta:

THE INDULGENCES OF THE ROSARY

A Plenary Indulgence* may be gained (under the usual conditions) when the Rosary is prayed in Church, in a family group or in a religious community. Also:

  • Five (5) decades of the Rosary must be prayed continuously. 
  • The prayers of the Rosary must be prayed vocally and one must meditate upon the Mysteries of the Rosary. 
  • If the recitation of the Rosary is public, the Mysteries of the Rosary must be announced.

A Partial Indulgence

  • One may gain a partial indulgence for the Rosary’s recitation in whole or in part in other circumstances.

A Plenary Indulgence can be gained only once a day (except by those who are in danger of death.)

One may gain innumerable partial indulgences throughout the day provided they make the right intention.

* to gain a plenary indulgence one must perform the indulgenced act. Three other conditions must be fulfilled:

  1. A sacramental confession 
  2. Eucharistic Communion 
  3. Prayers for the Pope’s intentions

In addition, one must be free of all attachments to sin, even venial sin. If this complete integrity is not present or if the above conditions are not fulfilled the indulgence is only partial. Both a plenary and partial indulgence may be applied to the dead.

A look at Ireland’s upcoming qualifying campaign: Georgia vs Republic of Ireland, Sunday 7th September, 5.00pm.

This one could be a banana skin. During the qualifying campaign for FIFA World Cup 2010, Ireland only managed to beat them 2-1 both home and away.

Our home match against Georgia, in particular, will be remembered well on account of the fact that Georgia took the lead in the first minute. A dodgy penalty decision in the 73rd minute gifted us the equalizer via the boot of Robbie Keane. Robbie then scored another goal five minutes later, which gave us the 2-1 victory.

However, we did beat them 4-0 in a friendly last year.

Georgia have never qualified for a World Cup or European championship. During the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifiers Georgia defeated Scotland 2-0 and they did manage to draw 0-0 with France during the FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifiers, so approaching this game as an easy win would be a wrong attitude for the Irish team to adopt. 

I think that Ireland will beat Georgia 2-0. It won’t be an easy game, but I know that we are well capable of going over there and getting the 3 points.