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The Fifteen Mysteries

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“Our Lord spent 30 years of His life obeying, three years teaching, three hours redeeming! But how did He redeem? Suppose a golden chalice is stolen from an altar and beaten into a large ash tray. Before that gold can be returned to the altar, it must be thrown into a fire, where the dross is burned away; then the chalice must be recast, and finally blessed and restored to its holy use. Sinful man is like that chalice which was delivered over to profane uses. He lost his Godlike resemblance and his high destiny as a child of God. So our blessed Lord took unto Himself a human nature, making it stand for all of us, plunged it into the fires of Calvary to have the dross of sin burned and purged away. Then, by rising from the dead, He became the new head of the new humanity, according to which we are all to be patterned. The cross reveals that unless there is a Good Friday in our lives, there will never be an Easter Sunday. Unless there is a crown of thorns, there will never be the halo of light. Unless there is the scourged body, there will never be a glorified one. Death to the lower self is the condition of resurrection to the higher self. The world says to us, as it said to Him on the cross: ‘Come down, and we will believe!’ But if He came down, He never would have saved us. It is human to come down; it is divine to hang there. A broken heart, O Saviour of the world, is love’s best cradle! Smite my own, as Moses did the rock, that Thy love may enter in!” – Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen (The Fifteen Mysteries)

A blessed and glorious Easter to all.

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May our Lord Jesus Christ, roll away the stones from our hearts and those of the entire world this Easter and replace them with His Flesh and Blood. Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my faith, trust and hope in You through the Immaculate Heart of our Holy Mother Mary. Amen

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Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Archbishop Fulton Sheen has been declared “venerable,” and may now be beatified if a miracle is attributed to his intercession. From CatholicCulture.org

I am so happy to hear this. Archbishop Fulton Sheen was a regular in my grandparents home. Back in the day, he was a regular in most everyone’s homes. Last year, I wrote a post about an experience I had in Adoration titled Lovely Lady Dressed In Blue . At the time I knew it was something, now I understand exactly what that something is. Its our Lord reaching out telling each of us, I am here.

Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen, pray for us. Pray for us to listen to Him and do everything according to the will of God. Pray for us to pull our Catholic family together, to pray together, to work together and to accomplish all our Lord is asking of us. Lovely Lady dressed in blue, Mama Mary, you inspired Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen in the simplest of ways through the heart of a child to answer the call. Call us all to seek the innocence and humility that brings us closer to your Son, our Lord. Amen

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