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    I should be coming over this wqy more often.
    Happy Easter season
     
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    Hello Ladies, I should be stopping in here more often myself. Blessings to you all during this Easter season and always!!
     
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    I JUST found Blue Collar Catholic on YouTube! He's awesome.
     
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    Blessings to you! :bighug:
     
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    Happy Easter! :sneakyhug:
     
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    THE DOLORIANS
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    The Dolorians pray a set of short prayers that take only 2 minutes a day to pray and there are so many promises that they obtain through prayers plus each member prays for each other as well so that union of prayer also obtains even more graces as the weak are upheld by the strong members. Through the graces of these prayers and through spreading the message of the Dolorians may all our members obtain happiness in this life and for eternity afterwards.

    The main prayer of the Dolorian is 7 Hail Mary's prayed while meditating on the Seven Dolors of Mary.
    Our Lady directly reveals the amazing graces granted by her Son for all those who daily pray 7 Hail Mary's(One for each Dolor) while meditating on her 7 dolors and tears: She said that she will:

    1. "She will grant peace to our families."
    2. "We will be enlightened about the Divine Mysteries."
    3. "She will console us in our pains and She will accompany us in our work."
    4. "She will give us as much as we ask for as long as it does not oppose the adorable will of her Divine Son or the sanctification of our souls."
    5. "She will defend us in our spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and She will protect us at every instant of our lives."
    6. "She will visibly help us at the moment of our death—we will see the face of our mother."
    7. "She has obtained this grace from her divine Son, that those who propagate this devotion to her tears and dolors will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness, since all their sins will be forgiven and my Son will be their eternal consolation and joy."

    The purpose of the Dolorians is to promote union with the sufferings of Christ through union with the special suffering that Our Lady endured because she was the Mother of God. By uniting ourselves with both the Passion of Christ and His holy Mother, we enter into Jesus' Heart and honor Him greatly; He is more honored because we have so honored His Mother. Jesus Christ Himself revealed to the Blessed Veronica da Binasco, that He is, as it were, more pleased in seeing His Mother compassionated than Himself; for thus He addressed her: "My daughter, tears shed for My Passion are dear to Me; but as I love My Mother Mary with an immense love, the meditation of the torments which she endured at My death is even more agreeable to Me."
    Our Lord also had revealed to St. Bridget in another part of Revelations: "My Mother and I saved man as with one heart only, I by suffering in my Heart and my flesh, she by the sorrow and love of her heart."
    So great a love on the part of Mary deserves our gratitude, and that gratitude should be shown by at least meditating upon and pitying her in her sorrow. But she complained to Saint Bridget that very few did so, and that the greater part of the world lived in forgetfulness of them: "I look around at all who are on earth, to see if by chance there are any who pity me, and meditate upon my sorrows; and I find that there are very few. Therefore, my daughter, though I am forgotten by many, at least do thou not forget me; consider my anguish, and imitate, as far as thou canst, my grief."

    So Resolve today to spend at least two minutes a day meditating on the 7 Dolors and join the Dolorians where we pray these everyday together throughout the world to obtain grace for ourselves and all of our members each day.

    The Dolorian Prayer (Prayed Daily)
    Our Sorrowful Mother we come before you with prayers for all the Dolorians to receive the graces you have promised to obtain from your Divine Son, Jesus. Especially the Grace of Peace in our Families, to console us in our pains, accompany us in our work, defend us in our spiritual battles, and protect us at every instant of our lives. Also you have said to give us whatsoever we ask for as long as it does not oppose the adorable will of your Divine Son or the sanctification of our souls, so behold we now ask you for all the Dolorians intentions and Mine (Your Intentions) and that the whole world becomes Dolorians. We ask this all through Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

    Now Pray 7 Hail Mary’s while Meditating on her Seven Sorrows(Meditations for these are below):
    (Hail Mary, full of grace the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen
    1. The Prophecy of Simeon
    2.The Flight into Egypt
    3. The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple
    4. The Meeting on the Way of The Cross
    5. The Crucifixion
    6. The Piercing of the Side of Jesus and His Descent from the Cross
    7. The Burial of Jesus

    http://www.thepoweroftherosary.com/the-dolorians.html
     
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    Thanks for sharing! I really like his videos and explanations.
     
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    I also enjoy Father Mike. I’m still learning, and he instructs in a way that is easy to understand for an outsider as well.
     
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    IS 58:7-10
    Thus says the LORD:
    Share your bread with the hungry,
    shelter the oppressed and the homeless;
    clothe the naked when you see them,
    and do not turn your back on your own.
    Then your light shall break forth like the dawn,
    and your wound shall quickly be healed;
    your vindication shall go before you,
    and the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.
    Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer,
    you shall cry for help, and he will say: Here I am!
    If you remove from your midst
    oppression, false accusation and malicious speech;
    if you bestow your bread on the hungry
    and satisfy the afflicted;
    then light shall rise for you in the darkness,
    and the gloom shall become for you like midday.
     
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    Source
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    A Catholic Bride

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    Six Beautiful Brides On Why A Catholic Marriage is Different
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    SISTERS SUSAN AND ELIZABETH TOFFLER prepare for their double wedding in Portland, Oregon. “We believe Catholic marriage is a way to unite the human with the Divine; we are cooperating with God's Will for our lives.”

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    A CATHOLIC MARRIAGE IS DIFFERENT BECAUSE IT IS A SACRAMENT. It is an ‘outward sign, instituted by Christ, to give Grace’ as long as we are willing and able to receive and cooperate with that Grace. We like how Scott Hahn points out that, unlike a contract, a covenant is not an exchange of goods, but rather an exchange of persons–body and soul.” — Susan Willis

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    WE REALLY WANTED OUR FAITH TO BE EVIDENT. We made a conscious effort to incorporate symbols of our Faith and practices into our wedding ceremony and preparations, not just for the Mass portion. During the Mass, we each carried special rosaries with our flower bouquets, and Elizabeth carried a small crucifix that belonged to our mom.”

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    BEFORE THE MASS, THE BRIDESMAIDS, GROOMSMEN AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS GATHERED WITH US to pray for and with us in our upcoming Sacrament–to give us the courage to live it out, and in thanksgiving for all our blessings.” Elizabeth Tarries

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    ARRIVING FOR THEIR NUPTIALS: The evening before, both brides spent time after the rehearsal dinner with family and friends in an hour of praise and worship before the Blessed Sacrament at one of their Parish churches.

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    WITH 100-YEAR OLD DOMINICAN FATHER DUFFNER: “Some good friends of ours had prayer cards made to put at each place setting at the reception as favors for our guests–we hope it is not only a pretty card (has a beautiful image of the Betrothal of Mary and Joseph on the front), but is also a reminder to our friends and family to keep us (Susan & Aidan and Elizabeth & Dave) and our marriages in their prayers.” (All photos Christa Taylor)

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    “I AM FROM NAIROBI, KENYA AND MY HUSBAND IS FROM ST. LOUIS PARK, MINNESOTA. I AM SO GRATEFUL THAT I WAITED FOR HIM and hope that this is the beginning of great things for both of us, spiritually, physically and emotionally. I am so happy to be married to my best friend and every day is a learning process. “—Catherine Daoust Robb Manary Photography

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    THE DIFFERENCE ABOUT HOW I VIEW MARRIAGE AS OPPOSED TO HOW MANY PEOPLE IN MY GENERATION DO IS THAT I CONSIDER IT ETERNAL. Other people — I have friends who are almost turning to divorce — consider it temporal and think it only works if they are happy, otherwise they can just walk out and move on.” Catherine Daoust

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    A CATHOLIC MARRIAGE is a path through which I and my husband will grow into full maturity on both a human and spiritual level. It is also a way of holiness and it gives grace. It is an indissoluble covenant between two baptized people and God. It is meant to last forever. “ Catherine & Andrew Daoust

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    “A CATHOLIC MARRIAGE IS SO MUCH MORE THAN A CONTRACT. It's a means for grace and a path to holiness. When we take our vows in September, we're not only vowing ‘to have and to hold’ etc, etc, until ‘death do us part,’ we're vowing to do what it takes to keep the other person on a path toward heaven.” – Lucy Mc Vicker

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    HOW IS OUR IDEA OF MARRIAGE DIFFERENT FROM OUR PEERS? For starters… we want kids. And by kids, I mean get out the old bench seat in the back of the station wagon kind of marriage. So we both have an openness to babies – either biological or adopted. I know so many newlywed couples who want to wait and wait and wait and wait to have kids.“

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    “MANY WAIT AND ARE ON HORMONAL CONTRACEPTIVES FOR SO LONG THAT IT MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO CONCEIVE ONCE THEY'RE ‘READY.’ That's not to say that the only purpose of marriage is to beget children but there's a very real perversion with how marriage is viewed.”

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    “MY PARENTS TAUGHT US TO NOT SETTLE FOR WHICHEVER ‘MR. WHO WE THINK MAY BE RIGHT’ and to keep praying for who it is we were supposed to marry, should that be our vocation. My dad once told me, ‘You're my princess. A man needs to treat you like it or he's not worth it.’ He wasn't referring to treating me like I was the Queen of Sheba, to be waited on and worshipped but to be held in the dignity that I deserved as a child of God. It resonated and it's been a beautiful witness to see my dad treat my mom as such.” – Lucy Mc Vicker

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    OUR HIGH NUPTIAL MASS was celebrated at St. Jude Thaddeus Church in Pharr, Texas, in deep South Texas, only ten miles from the Mexican border. Our parish nun, Sister Estela, was very excited and during marriage preparation classes told couples about the beauty and reverence of the Latin Mass. “ Dorothy Mc Fall

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    “WE DID HAVE SOME GUESTS WHO REFUSED TO WEAR THEIR VEILS and simply did not place it on their heads, nor those of their daughters. In addition, I was asked ‘why only women’ and ‘what do the men wear’ or ‘why don't men cover their heads.’”

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    “I WANTED VEILS FOR ALL FEMALE GUESTS but since we couldn't afford to purchase 200 veils, I made them myself. The majority of our guests were very respectful, possibly because it was prefaced by several months of explaining to the female guests, or their spouses, that the tradition of modesty and head covering was important to us.”

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    “Most often we heard ‘it was such a beautiful Mass’ while others simply said they ‘had never seen anything like it.’

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    “OUR MASS SPARKED A LARGE INTEREST IN THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM; my Catholic colleagues had never been to a Latin Mass and asked questions about the veiling, music, language and had interest in the Mass times. We donated the extra veils to the parish, so visitors on Sundays can wear veils. I still see many of our guests wearing their veils at Mass!” – Theodore & Dorothy Mc Fall



    “WITH THE SACRAMENT, WE HAVE THE SAME GOAL OF HEAVEN and helping each other reach it. We understand that we are witnesses of Catholicism and Christ’s love. That is the center of our marriage.” – Samantha Brenneman


    “AS CATHOLICS WE APPROACH MARRIAGE AS AN EXTREMELY SERIOUS MATTER – death do us part, then the responsibility that comes from every action we do to and for each other. Our choice to practice the Faith as a base and Natural Family Planning to support it is countercultural to everything society is today.” – Samantha Brenneman

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    “I WAS TAUGHT TO DATE FOR MARRIAGE – always considering if I could see myself marrying the person. That made dating quite easy. My parents decided to surround themselves with people who would lead us to heaven, and that's exactly what my husband and I have decided to do.” Travis & Samantha Brenneman
     
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    Catholic programming online streaming service like pureflix
    Called Formed
    https://formed.org/
    Also earn has an all encompassing app podcasts live stream adoration at the App Store
     
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    Ladies!!! I discovered two catholic fitness programs that have free trials:

    www.soulcore.com

    www.pietrafitness.com

    These are EXCELLENT alternatives to yoga. I know there's some controversy about yoga...when I converted I was told "Catholics can't do yoga" so I threw my DVDs away and stopped taking classes. But a very devout acquaintance told me she does yoga and after a discussion with her, I spoke to TWO priests about it. They both said it was fine if purely done for exercise. No chanting, etc.

    But now that I learned about the two catholic practices above, I'm good! I'm curious to know what you think about practicing yoga for health or if you've heard of those other practices?
     
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    Formed has good programming
     
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    I don’t want you or any other sister or brother in Christ falling into error with a little glossed over explanation and a smile. I hope you take this in the spirit in which it was written.

    Let me explain why Catholics or any other Christians should not do Yoga.
    Yoga comes from Eastern most specifically Hindu polytheistic belief of many gods. It is impossible to separate yoga stretching from the prayer and meditation of yoga chants because the chants are what you say to invoke the false demon gods of Hinduism AND the poses are all actual prayers to the false gods and the poses are what you do to call those spirits to come into your life your mind body and spirit.

    Many Christians are under the delusion that they can practice yoga and still be Christian that they can chant to Budha Krishna and Kali and still be Christian they think that they can practice witchcraft Kabala voodoo Wicca etc... and still be Christians. It it a delusion that will lead to falling off from the faith and heresy and it is an open doorway to the occult.

    These women have good intentions they have not done their deep dived into what yoga truly is but they’ve based their programs on a false teaching a lie from the father of lies that you can both be a true practicing Catholic and practice yoga. This is called syncretism (spelling) . It’s when people fuse 2 or more different beliefs that really do not align at there core. That’s what these women have done it’s very common error but it’s very dangerous to ones faith and spirituality.

    The priest that said that as long as you don’t chant is also in error and has not done his due diligence on the spiritual aspects and true origins of yoga. Just to reiterate that point when contraceptives came on the scene do you know that there were priests telling people that contraceptions was OK.
    Now We KNOW that ain’t Catholic.
    You can look that up and verify. So there are priests who fall into error cough Martin Luther cough.

    Secondly theres a myth running rampant that somehow yoga will make you thin and tone since when does just stretching do that? Ummmm never. Most people who do yoga will also do some other form of exercise. Most yogis fast for many days that’s how they get that lean look it’s not really the yoga also I’ve seen plenty a fat person who does yoga on the regular with no weight loss, you know I’m just saying.

    Look at my post mid page
    https://longhaircareforum.com/threa...planation-of-why-inside.674177/#post-24797391

    Also check it these books by Fr Chacon great resource.
    They explain all the false doctrines and heresy in a short summary form booklets. From Mary to new age yoga to enlightenment atheism to JWs Mormons Muslims etc...


    Spelling corrected syncretism.
     
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    Thanks @Lucia
    I’m excited that Pietra fitness and soulcore are available and incorporate fitness and faith!
     
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    @Lucia, this is so warm and beautifully shared. The key word "synchronism " is a saving grace to open our eyes to those things disguised.

    satan steals the wool of the sheep to cover their eyes from his exp!oits. Yet, we have the Precious Holy Spirit who keeps us in God's truth a d light. All Praises to Jesus, Amen and Amen
     
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    Yes @Shimmie
    we have to be careful as women what we let into our lives and homes.
     
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    I've heard of soulcore but not the pietra fitness. I've just been doing weights and Zumba!
     
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