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isiXhosa Text of Pope Francis’ consecration of ‘humanity, especially Russia and Ukraine’

Isenzo Sokungcwalisa kwiNtliziyo eNgcwele kaMariya E-Basilica yaseSaint Peter 25 Matshi 2022   Ah Mariya, Nina kaThixo noMama wethu, ngeli xesha lokulingwa siphendukela kuwe. NjengoMama wethu, uyasithanda kwaye uyasazi: akukho nkxalabo yeentliziyo zethu ifihliweyo kuwe. Mama wenceba, kukangaphi sifumana inkathalo yakho kunye nobukho bakho obunoxolo! Awuyeki ukusikhokelela kuYesu, iNkosana yoXolo. Ukanti siphambukile kuloo ndlela yoxolo. Sesilibele …

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Teks van Pous Francis se Daad van Toewyding van die ‘mensdom, veral Rusland en Oekraïne’

Daad van Toewyding aan die Onbevlekte Hart van Maria Basiliek van Sint Petrus 25 Maart 2022   O Maria, Moeder van God en ons Moeder, in dié tyd van beproewing kom ons voor u.  As ons Moeder ken u ons en het u ons lief: u sien alles raak wat swaar op ons harte druk.  …

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Are the Russians on Board with the Fatima Message?

The war in Ukraine has catapulted the Fatima Message into the centre of discussions. The Mother of God’s mysterious 1917 references to Russia and its errors are the backdrop to the death toll and destruction in Ukraine: “If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace. If not, she will …

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Saint Bernard Teaches: Do Not Take Your Eyes Off Our Lady

We do well to read some advice from Saint Bernard about devotion to Our Lady. The advice is as follows: “Oh, whosoever thou art that perceiveth thyself during this mortal existence to be rather drifting in treacherous waters, at the mercy of the winds and the waves, than walking on firm ground, turn not away …

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The Nobility of the Holy Family and Prayer to Saint Joseph

Mary, Joseph, and Therefore Jesus, Were Born of Royal Stock Taken from a sermon of Saint Bernardine of Siena (1380-1444) about Saint Joseph: Firstly, let us consider the nobility of the bride the Most Holy Virgin. The Blessed Virgin was nobler than any other creature that had been born in human form that could be or …

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Is the Voice of God Resounding in the Recent Catastrophes?

The string of natural calamities and man-made tragedies afflicting the world and the United States […] have stimulated many people to reflection. Some see these tragic events as God’s chastisement of a sinful mankind; others see them as yet one more merciful warning from Providence; others yet deny both options and give various reasons. Modern …

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