Lomadee, uma nova espécie na web. A maior plataforma de afiliados da América Latina.
Lomadee, uma nova espécie na web. A maior plataforma de afiliados da América Latina.

segunda-feira, 4 de fevereiro de 2013

Jornal o 4º Dia - Fevereiro de 2013

Fevereiro 2013 by Ramon Tales

quinta-feira, 7 de junho de 2012

Carta para um AMIGO

A perda de um amigo dói. Não esperamos perder alguém próximo e não aceitamos a perda, somos egoístas. As vezes perdemos tempo com coisas fúteis e esquecemos o que temos de mais valioso, os amigos. Amigos são "bálsamo" para as feridas de nossa alma, à cura de nossas tristezas. Amigo é um "tesouro", uma dádiva que conquistamos em nossa vida. Temos momentos em que estamos longe e afastados, damos um "tempo", porém nunca esquecemos deles e nunca deixamos de amá-lo, porque um amigo é para uma vida! Quando somos surpreendidos pela perda destes "amigos" é que vemos o quanto deixamos de falar para eles o quanto somos felizes por sua amizade e a palavra: "EU TE AMO MEU AMIGO!". Dói saber que não teremos mais o conselho amigo, a mão na cabeça para adular quando estamos errados e mesmo assim insistimos em nossos erros. Dói lembrar que perdemos um ombro para chorar nossas tristezas, nossas mágoas, nossas angústias. É difícil até mesmo escrever estas palavras para alguém que não vai mais ler, alguém que deveria saber antes, porém não sabemos "amar as pessoas como deveríamos amar", e quando nos damos conta disso, já é tarde.
Amigo, padrinho, irmão, pai... Deus sabe o quanto eu gostaria de poder te dizer tudo isso.. Te amo meu amigo!

sexta-feira, 11 de maio de 2012

The History of Saint Louise de Marillac

15 March - Patron of Social Work and Social Workers.
“What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” (James 2, 14-17).
The church gives honors in its saints the manifestation of the Holy Spirit and the outpouring of His gifts and charismas of the most diverse forms. They are the heroes of faith who lived in hope and charity. They fully manifested the love of Christ in others.
France in the late sixteenth century was the scene of one of the saddest times in its history. The Civil War in 1590 brought to the French misery, famine, disasters, diseases and epidemics. Rich and poor, large and small, all suffered from the situation. The struggle for survival led the inhabitants of Paris to seek alternative forms of food, not always salubrious: herbs, rats, etc... The History records that more than 50,000 people died of starvation.
The Marillac Family, of noble lineage of the High Auvergne, a mountainous region of central France, had as a representative the illustrious Luis Marillac. In the year 1590, Louis de Marillac, who was widowed and childless, got married Marguerite Le Camus. On August 12, 1591, Louise de Marillac was born, a frail girl who needed a lot of care. Miss Marguerite could not stand the hard labors of childbirth and comes to die hours later. Inconsolable, Luis takes his girl in her arms and with she shares their pain and love. Over the years, Luis, feeling the weight of loneliness and longing for better care to Louise, agrees to marry the sister of Marguerite, who had been widowed with four children. Aunt Antoinette, not wanting to have work with Louise, convinces Luis to take her to the care of Dominican sisters. There, our girl was educated in the faith, and was reading the lives of the saints who she found comfort. The economic situation of Mr. Luis was, like that of all France, greatly impaired, and to avoid spending, Louise is taken from the convent. So, she was given to the care of a widow, where the pension was cheaper. Louise is instructed by the widow and landlady, always obedient and zealous in both studies as in the works.
During that time she felt in his heart the desire to become religious. Honorius onorius argued that his poor health would not stand the rigors of a disciplinary monastery. A stroke of pain! Louise loses her father in early adolescence. Miguel, brother of Louis, became his guardian and took Louise to live in his palace. Everything was very luxurious and refined. Louise, though he loves his uncle, he felt embarrassed in the midst of such luxury. There was a big party at the court, one of the most luxurious banquets. The young Louise charmed everyone with her simplicity and beauty. Antoine Le Gras, noble gentleman, fell in love with her. Mr. Antoine seeking Mr. Miguel and exposes their intentions to marry Louise. Our young girl, although you want to follow the religious life, accepted the proposal and marriage to please his uncle. Louise was 22 when she married Antoine Le Gras, at St. Gervais in Paris. Shortly thereafter, the following year, was born the first son of the couple, who receives the name of Michel Antoine. Ms. Louise is all devotion to her beloved husband, her son, the house, and always found time for the poor and underprivileged.
Antoine always traveled widely in the service, and Louise was always tireless in visiting the sick, washing their wounds and brings food, clothes and all that was necessary. One day, after a long trip, Antoine brought home, after consulting his wife, seven children of a couple of relatives who had died. Mr. Le Gras became seriously ill, being forced to leave work at the court. So, Louise assumes all responsibility for the house and the husband's business. Another stroke of pain! Mr. Antoine Le Gras died, with 45 years of age on December 21, 1625. Louise is a widow aged 34. Counseled by the Bishop of Belley, he met Father Vincent de Paul, rough-looking man, but simple ways of strong character and extreme kindness. "We must never lose sight of the divine model! We must see Jesus Christ in the poor, the poor and see the image of Christ "was the first board of Father Vincent to Louise de Marillac. Louise was enchanted with the life and mission of Vincent de Paul. His son Miguel Antonio begins studies at the seminary and she will live in a rented house. Louise meets the noble ladies of society and they will form a large army of volunteers.
It was then that Father Vincent and Louise founded the Brotherhoods of Charity. Louise started to target them under the direction of Father Vincent. Many young girls wanted to join to the ladies of the confraternities of charity. Louise welcomed and taught to all, at his home in St. Victor Street.
In November 1633, Father Vincent gives a new meaning to the ladies. Thus began the company of the daughters of charity, making vows of poverty, obedience and chastity. The Daughters of Charity visited the prisoners, serve the helpless elderly, abandoned children, etc.; the action field was vast. It is known that the health status of people in that time was so difficult e precarious. The plagues and epidemics were frequent and deadly. Daughters of Charity were dedicated to the most suffered. The abandoned children were taken off the streets by Louise and she gave them to the care for wealthy families. Louise has initiated process of future custody and adoptions for a multitude of orphans. Louise visited the houses to meet the reality of future parents of those children.
Louise de Marillac, a tireless warrior woman of love and charity, she made of her life a pilgrimage through the streets of Paris and of world, always giving support, nurturing, educating and comfort to the poor. His son became a lawyer always working for the common good. The Daughters of Charity are scattered all over the world, serving in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, shelters for minors, sanatoriums, etc... always bringing the love and the will of St. Vincent de Paul and Saint Louise de Marillac. On March 15, 1660, at age 69, Louise de Marillac says goodbye to his sisters and his life saying: “Be very careful, my daughters, with the service to the poor.”
St. Vincent, very old, could not attend the funeral of Louise. He died on 27 September of that year. “You know that the poor are our masters and master and we must love them with tenderness and respect them deeply”. May the example of love and gift of Louise de Marillac inspire us in doing good and help us achieve bliss. Saint Louise chose to defend the life from conception, accepting poor single mothers and pregnant women, elderly and sick people!
Therefore choose life you too!
Peace and Good!

quinta-feira, 10 de maio de 2012

Prayer of Saint Louise de Marillac

Saint Louise de Marillac, who have known both suffering from the constraints of family, because you were deprived of the freedom to live your true calling to you to marry and thus suffered the bitterness of the difficulties in every way, intercede you with God to parents of our young people to know respecting the vocation that each one carries within himself, in the dignity and the right that God gives them.
Saint Louise de Marillac, who you were honored with the friendship of two famous priests who lived in the sanctity, Saint Francis of Sales and Saint Vincent of Paul, they who in the most important moments of your life, they showed to you a great light when you were in the dead end and could you live your vocation as helper of the poor, sick and unhappy. You founded with Saint Vincent of Paul the first nucleus of the Daughters of Charity, pray for us so that we do not live a life centered in ourselves, but on the needs so frequent  of our suffering brethren.
Through Christ our Lord.

quarta-feira, 9 de maio de 2012

Litany of Saint Louise de Marillac

Lord, have mercy on us.
Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Jesus Christ, graciously hear us.

Heavenly Father, You are God, have mercy on us.
Son, Redeemer of the world, who are God, have mercy on us.
Holy Spirit, who are God, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, who are one God, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.
Saint Vincent of Paul, pray for us.

Saint Louise, pray for us.
Saint Louise, glorious foundress of the Sisters of Charity.
Saint Louise, our sweetest mother.
Saint Louise, beloved of God.
Saint Louise burnt in the love of God.

Saint Louise, most beloved of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
Saint Louise, most devout of Jesus and Mary.
Saint Louise, excited great love for the poor.
Saint Louise, tireless servant of the poor.
Saint Louise, strong woman, happily found.
Saint Louise, with admirable courage in illness.

Saint Louise, most constant in fasting and prayers.
Saint Louise, endowed with inviolable obedience.
Saint Louise, resplendent in poverty and humility.
Saint Louise, master formed in quiet retreat.
Saint Louise, hands and a pure heart.
Saint Louise, model of all virtues.
Saint Louise, beautifully adorned with good works.
Saint Louise, beloved of God and of mankind.
Saint Louise, crowned with glory and honor.

Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world,
Forgive us Lord.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
Lord hear us.

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.

domingo, 6 de maio de 2012

O Milagre Eucarístico de Cássia, Itália, 1330

     Na cidade de Cássia, um bonito povoado, aninhado nas montanhas, na Umbria, Itália, perto de Sena, bastante conhecido por sua filha Santa Rita de Cássia, cujo corpo repousa na Basílica a ela dedicada, se conserva a Relíquia de um insigne Milagre Eucarístico ocorrido em 1330. Na Capela, debaixo do Tabernáculo, há uma caixa de cristal com os ossos do Beato Simone Fidati, que esteve envolvido no Milagre Eucarístico.
     Padre Simone Fidati, um sacerdote Agostiniano do século 14, apesar de ser jovem na região, era conhecido como muito sábio e santo, motivo pelo qual vários sacerdotes o procuravam para confessar.
      Um sacerdote certa vez o procurou para confessar-lhe que havia perdido o respeito pela Sagrada Eucaristia, e que não acreditava na presença real de Jesus Cristo, rezava a missa  por obrigação e se afastava de Deus cada vez mais.
     Ao se afastar de Deus, este sacerdote deixou de lado o respeito pelas coisas divinas e fazia com desdém seus trabalhos na Igreja. Certo dia ele recebeu um chamado de um enfermo para receber a Extrema-unção, era um camponês muito doente e que gostaria de receber a comunhão. O sacerdote deveria levar a Hóstia Consagrada em um relicário junto ao peito, porém como não mais acreditava e fazia as coisas de Deus simplesmente por obrigação, colocou-a entre as páginas de seu Breviário desrespeitosamente e foi até a casa do camponês.
     Ao abrir o Breviário ele ficou extremamente surpreso com o que constatou: A Hóstia Consagrada havia se convertido em sangue e as páginas entre as quais a Hóstia havia sido colocada, estavam manchadas de sangue.
     O sacerdote fugiu então em pânico e foi então a procura do Beato Simone confessar seu pecado, contar-lhe o milagre e pedir a absorvição do seu grande erro, que foi absorvido. O sacerdote entregou ao Beato Simone duas páginas de seu Breviário.
     Uma das páginas manchadas de sangue foi colocada no Tabernáculo de Perugia e a outra com a Santa Hóstia aderida à página foi para o mosteiro Agostiniano de Cássia.
      Em 1687, ocorreu o ato de reconhecimento da Relíquia do Milagre Eucarístico de Cássia. Para essa ocasião trouxeram do Convento de Santo Agostinho o texto de um antigo Códice que contém várias notas sobre o Prodígio. Além desse códice, o episódio é mencionado nos Estatutos Municipais de Cássia do ano de 1387, onde entre outras coisas, se ordenava que “cada ano, na festa de Corpus Christi, o Prefeito, os Conselheiros e todo o povo de Cássia, se reunissem na Igreja de Santo Agostinho e seguisse o clero que deveria levar a venerável Relíquia do Santíssimo Corpo de Cristo em procissão pela cidade”. No ano de 1930, por ocasião do sexto centenário do evento, foi celebrado um Congresso Eucarístico para toda a diocese de Nórcia, foi então que inauguraram um precioso Ostensório e publicaram toda a documentação histórica encontrada sobre o Milagre.
     Muitos papas promoveram o culto da Relíquia concedendo inclusive indulgências.
     Quanto a página com sangue, também venerada, ao longo dos anos, em Cássia, na Basílica de Santa Rita de Cássia, como "Corpus Domini", as pessoas notaram que no lugar do sangue começou a aparecer o rosto de Jesus Cristo. O sacerdote que mostra aos fiéis o milagre, coloca uma lanterna por trás da página para mostrar nitidamente o rosto.

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