“Today I would like to talk to you about St Thérèse of Lisieux, Thérèse of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face, who lived in this world for only 24 years, at the end of the 19th century, leading a very simple and hidden life but who, after her death and the publication of her writings, became one of the best-known and best-loved saints. “Little Thérèse” has never stopped helping the simplest souls, the little, the poor and the suffering who pray to her. However, she has also illumined the whole Church with her profound spiritual doctrine to the point that Venerable Pope John Paul II chose, in 1997, to give her the title “Doctor of the Church”, in addition to that of Patroness of Missions, which Pius XI had already attributed to her in 1939. My beloved Predecessor described her as an “expert in the scientia amoris” (Novo Millennio Ineunte, n. 42). Thérèse expressed this science, in which she saw the whole truth of the faith shine out in love, mainly in the story of her life, published a year after her death with the title The Story of a Soul. The book immediately met with enormous success, it was translated into many languages and disseminated throughout the world.”
“I would like to invite you to rediscover this small-great treasure, this luminous comment on the Gospel lived to the full! The Story of a Soul, in fact, is a marvellous story of Love, told with such authenticity, simplicity and freshness that the reader cannot but be fascinated by it! But what was this Love that filled Thérèse’s whole life, from childhood to death? Dear friends, this Love has a Face, it has a Name, it is Jesus! The Saint speaks continuously of Jesus. Let us therefore review the important stages of her life, to enter into the heart of her teaching. ” – Pope Benedict XVI, April 2011 General Audience Read St, Theresa’s Life Story and the message of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Please join us, parishioners of St. Lambert Parish in Skokie and devotees of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Holy Rosary of Fatima starting October 2 – 10, 2014 at 6:45 in the evening for the 9-day novena. The Festival Mass, followed by a candlelight procession, will be celebrated on October 11 at 5:00pm. A light refreshment will follow at Robert’s Hall. This is a St. Lambert Parish’s yearly event in observance of:
The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary which falls on October 7
The day of the last appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the three children, Lúcia Santos, Jacinta and Francisco Marto in Fatima, Portugal on October 13, 1917
The name Michael signifies “Who is like to God?” and was the warcry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against satan and his followers. Holy Scripture describes St. Michael as “one of the chief princes,” and leader of the forces of heaven in their triumph over the powers of hell. He has been especially honored and invoked as patron and protector by the Church from the time of the Apostles.
Although he is always called “the Archangel,” the Greek Fathers and many others place him over all the angels – as Prince of the Seraphim. St. Michael is the patron of grocers, mariners, paratroopers, police and sickness.
O glorious prince St. Michael,
chief and commander of the heavenly hosts,
guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits,
servant in the house of the Divine King
and our admirable conductor,
you who shine with excellence
and superhuman virtue deliver us from all evil,
who turn to you with confidence
and enable us by your gracious protection
to serve God more and more faithfully every day.
Pope Francis has captivated the world with his humility, warmth and compassion for each person. Vivid accounts of his tenderness for “the least of these”—the elderly, the imprisoned, those with disfiguring disabilities, the unborn, and many more—seize our attention. Why?
At the heart of each of these interactions is a truth which resonates in our hearts, revealing to us something essential to understanding ourselves and our purpose.
We are loved.
In his 2013 Day for Life Greeting, Pope Francis conveyed that “even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.” We see Pope Francis living out the truth of these words in his actions.
We want to be part of a society that makes affirmation and protection of human rights its primary objective and its boast. Yet to women faced with an unexpected pregnancy, abortion is often presented as their only “choice.” A large percentage of children pre-diagnosed as having Down syndrome are never given the chance to live outside their mothers’ wombs. Elderly members of our families fear they will become burdensome and seek physician assisted suicide. We see these and many more of our brothers and sisters pushed to the periphery.
Devotion to Our Lady of Fatima: Please come and join us in giving honor to our Blessed Mother. Novena to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Fatima will be at 6:45 p.m., starting October 2 to 10, 2014. A Festival Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m., October 11, 2014 followed by a candlelight […]
The Filipino Families of Skokie (FFOS) members’ next Novena prayer is scheduled on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 9:30 in the morning. The Filipino Families of Skokie was organized primarily as a spiritual group. The main purpose of our organization is to unite, promote, support, and engage in activities fostering and enriching the spiritual and […]
Saint Theresa of Lisieux, Feast day, October 1 Dear Brothers and Sisters, “Today I would like to talk to you about St Thérèse of Lisieux, Thérèse of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face, who lived in this world for only 24 years, at the end of the 19th century, leading a very simple […]
Please join us, parishioners of St. Lambert Parish in Skokie and devotees of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Holy Rosary of Fatima starting October 2 – 10, 2014 at 6:45 in the evening for the 9-day novena. The Festival Mass, followed by a candlelight procession, will be celebrated on October 11 at 5:00pm. […]
Credit: Catholic Online, catholic.org St. Michael the Archangel Feastday: September 29 The name Michael signifies “Who is like to God?” and was the warcry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against satan and his followers. Holy Scripture describes St. Michael as “one of the chief princes,” and leader of the forces […]