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The Lives and Written Works of the Saints Online Recitation of The Most Holy Rosary Audio and Video Productions Explanation of the Liturgy of the Hours

2 CATHOLIC ACTION Beginning with the Fountains of Grace Sacred Scripture and Catholic Liturgy
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass The Seven Sacraments The Liturgy of the Hours

3 Three Sources of Revealed Truth
Sacred Scripture Traditions handed down by the Church Magisterium of the Church Christ established

4 Knowing Sacred Scripture
God reveals himself through Sacred Scripture. By reading Sacred Scripture we come to know God. Unless we know God, how can we love him? Those seeking God read the Bible daily.

5 The Liturgy of the Hours A treasure chest of spirituality
Sanctifying the Day and the Night

6 The Liturgy of the Hours
Together with the Mass and the Sacraments, the Liturgy of the Hours is the Official Daily Prayer of the Catholic Church. It is the prayer handed down by Christ to the Apostles and the Church he established.

7 The Liturgy of the Hours is a prayer
Structures the recitation of the 150 Psalms of the Old Testament over a four week period. The cycle then begins again. Pope John Paul II quotes Saint Paul on prayer "The Spirit too comes to the aid of our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit Himself intercedes with inexpressible groanings" (Rom 8:26 The Pope writes, "We must pray with "inexpressible groanings’ in order to enter into rhythm with the Spirit’s own entreaties. To obtain forgiveness, one must implore, becoming part of the loud cries of Christ the Redeemer (Heb 5:7).

8 The Liturgy of the Hours
Includes Scripture readings from both the Old and the New Testament. Includes Ancient hymns Antiphons Canticles Written works of the saints Ninety-five percent of content is taken directly from Sacred Scripture. Its a work so holy its also called “The Divine Office” Its the prayer of the Church Its the prayer of Christ to the Father.

9 The Lives and Works of the Saints
The Office of Readings presents the written works of 167 saints of the Church.

10 The Seven Offices of The Liturgy of the Hours
Office of Readings - at any hour of the day Morning Prayer - after 6 am Mid-Morning Prayer - 9 am Mid-day Prayer noon Mid-Afternoon Prayer - 3 pm Evening Prayer – 6 pm Night Prayer - final prayer - before retiring

11 Liturgy of the Hours Revised in 1971 - praised by Pope Paul VI
Pope Paul VI called the Liturgy of the Hours "the hymn of praise that is sung through all the ages in the heavenly places and was brought by the High Priest, Christ Jesus, into this land of exile.”

12 Revision praised by Pope Paul VI
The completed Latin revision took seven years to finish. In 1971, Pope Paul VI commended the work as "done with such thoroughness and skill, such spirituality and power, that there is scarcely a parallel to it in the entire history of the Church." With the Liturgy of the Hours made available in the vernacular, Pope Paul VI called for all the Christian faithful, laity included, to offer this  prayer daily.

13 PRIVATE DEVOTIONS The Most Holy Rosary Eucharistic Adoration
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus The Chaplet of Divine Mercy Indulgences

Pope John Paul II said of the rosary: “To recite the rosary is nothing other than to contemplate with Mary the face of Christ.” He said: “Against the background of the words ‘Ave Maria’ the principal events of the life of Jesus Christ pass before the soul.” “Through the rosary” he said “the faithful receive abundant grace, as though from the very hands of the Mother of the Redeemer.”

15 Fifteen Promises of the Blessed Virgin Mary To Those Who Devoutly Recite the Rosary
Whoever shall faithfully recite the rosary shall receive signal graces. I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to those who shall recite the rosary. The rosary shall be a powerful armor against hell; it shall destroy vice, deliver from sin, and dispel heresies. The rosary will cause virtue and good works to flourish, it will obtain obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the hearts of men from love of the world and its vanities and will lift them to desire heavenly things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means! The soul which recommends itself to me through the rosary shall not perish.

16 Fifteen Promises of the Blessed Virgin Mary
6. Those who will recite the rosary devoutly, considering its sacred mysteries, shall never be conquered by misfortune nor perish by an unprovided death. The sinner shall be converted, the just shall grow in grace and become worthy of eternal life. 7. Those truly devoted to the rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church. 8. Those who recite the rosary shall find, during their life and at their death, the light of God and the fullness of his grace; at the moment of death they shall participate in the merits of the saints in paradise. 9. I will deliver from purgatory the souls of those devoted to the rosary. 10. The faithful children of the rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in heaven.

17 Fifteen Promises of the Blessed Virgin Mary
You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the rosary. All those who promote the rosary shall be aided by me in all their necessities. I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the rosary shall have for their intercessors the entire celestial courts of heaven during their lifetime and at the hour of their death. All who recite the rosary are my sons and daughters and brothers of my only Son, Jesus Christ. Devotion to the rosary is a special sign of predestination. (Given to Saint Dominic in the thirteenth century)


19 The Annunciation

20 The Visitation

21 The Birth of Our Lord

22 The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

23 The Finding of Jesus in the Temple


25 The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River by John the Baptist

26 Jesus Changes Water Into Wine at the Wedding Feast of Cana

27 Jesus Proclaims the Kingdom of God

28 The Transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor

29 Jesus Institutes the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist


31 The Agony in the Garden

32 The Scouraging at the Pilar

33 The Crowning of Thorns

34 The Carrying of the Cross

35 The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus on the Cross


37 The Resurrection of Our Lord from the Dead

38 The Ascension of Jesus into Heaven

39 The Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles

40 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven

41 The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Queen of Heaven

42 Eucharistic Adoration Pope John Paul II declared “The Year of the Eucharist”
Frequent Reception of the Holy Eucharist Visits to the Blessed Sacrament Attending Benediction

43 Other Private Devotions The Sacred Heart of Jesus
Encyclical of Pope Pius XII promulgated this devotion on May 15, 1956

44 Twelve Promises of Jesus to those devoted to his Sacred Heart – given to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque in 1673 I will give them all the graces necessary for their state of life. I will give peace in their families. I will console them in all their troubles. I will be their refuge in life and especially in death. I will abundantly bless all their undertakings. Sinners shall find in my Heart the source of an infinite ocean of mercy. Tepid souls shall become fervent. Fervent souls shall rise speedily to great perfection. I will bless those places wherein the image of my Sacred Heart shall be exposed and venerated. I will give to priests the power to touch the most hardened hearts. Persons who propagate this devotion shall have their names eternally written in my Heart. In the excess of the mercy of my Heart, I promise you that my all powerful love will grant to all those who will receive Communion on the First Fridays, for nine consecutive months, the grace of final repentance: they will not die in my displeasure, nor without receiving the sacraments; and my Heart will be their secure refuge in that last hour.  

45 INDULGENCES Evidencing the infinite mercy of God
  Jesus said to Peter: I say to thee that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you shall  bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you shall loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven Mt 16:19  Mt. 18:18

46 Read About Indulgences in “The Handbook of Indulgences” Norms and Grants Available in Catholic Book Stores

47 Protestant vs. Catholic – - What’s the difference?
Protestantism had its beginning with the departure from the Catholic Church of three influential Roman Catholics in the early part of the sixteenth century. These were: Martin Luther - Roman Catholic priest – Germany Henry VIII - King of England in 1535  John Calvin - France (lived in Geneva, Switzerland) 1536 One by one, over the next five centuries, essential doctrines and traditions of the Catholic Church were denied and discarded by the followers of Protestantism. Chief among these are:

48 Protestantism denies these Catholic doctrines and teachings
The Teaching Authority of the Church and its Magisterium The Doctrine, nature and necessity of the Priesthood The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist and the Real Presence The Sacrament of Confession The Sacrament of Confirmation The Sacrament of Holy Orders The Sacrament of the Sick The Doctrine of Original Sin The Traditional Baptism of Infants The Indissolubility of Marriage Opposition to artificial contraception The Pope as the Apostolic Vicar of Christ The Pope as Successor to St. Peter The Pope as Visible Head of the Church established by Jesus Christ The Infallibility of the Pope and Magisterium pronouncements on faith and morals The Doctrine of the Perpetual Virginity of the Blessed Virgin Mary The Tradition of Honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Christ The Doctrine of the Communion of Saints The Doctrine of Intercessory Prayer The Tradition of Venerating the Saints and the merits of their written works The Doctrine of Temporal Punishment Due for Sins The Doctrine of Purgatory The Necessity of Doing Good Works The Doctrine of Mortal Sin

49 Know Your Catholic Faith
Use The Catechism of the Catholic Church Learn the basics of apologetics. Visit your local Catholic book store.

50 What next? Share the treasures of the Catholic Church with family members and the whole world!
“"I will be a witness to you in the world, O Lord. I will spread the knowledge of your name among my brothers." Psalm 17:50; 21:23.

51 Catholic Radio
A PowerPoint Presentation Produced by Catholic Radio Graphics from Web Gallery of Art Music composed and conducted by Sean McDerrmott Quotations of Pope Paul VI – Laudis Canticum Script and text arrangement by Patrick O’Neill © 2005 All rights reserved. Visit: Catholic Radio


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