“You’d better take down your article,” I was advised in an email.
“The Blessed Mother has warned that anyone who interferes with her message will suffer consequences.” Ah the joy of writing about condemned apparitions. The odds of me taking down an article I had carefully researched in response to a supposed threat from the Blessed Mother were zero to none. Discerning true from false apparitions is ultimately in the hands of the local bishop and after much investigation, if he declares it “” (the older term is “condemned”) the conclusion is that there is nothing supernatural occurring. The Church investigates claims of private revelations cautiously because the devil can use them to ensnare otherwise serious Catholics. Patrick— he is my patron saint and I am half Irish—and I have been praying his prayer for over two years now. Patrick’s Breast-Plate prayer was composed in preparation for his spiritual battle against the Druid pagans, trusting in Christ as his shield.
This group is for young professionals in their 20s and 30s looking to grow in faith, fellowship, and networking.
Check our Facebook group for a growing number of announcements and social, spiritual, and service events for young adults both at St.
Mary’s in Hyde Park and in the surrounding Cincinnati area.
We regularly meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month at pm for Mass and then gather afterwards at Seton Center across the street. We are single, married and religious; we are graduate students, medical and law students, young professionals, folks starting their careers.
Large Group open to those over 21, but most members are in 50’s –60’s.
Example of Activities include: 1st Friday Mass, Summer Dance, Camping, Volunteering, Dining Out, Mass & Prayer each Tuesday, Social Meetings & Group Travel Opportunities.
Joseph Orphanage, The Care Center at North Star church, and the St. Monthly planning meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month at p.m. The group is well-integrated into our overall parish community and offers a wide variety of ways to get involved and develop spiritually, depending on individual schedules and levels of interest.Theology on Tap is a speaker series for those in their 20’s and 30’s, married or single, to meet together in the relaxed setting of a local pub.Through lively conversations and interesting speakers, young adults have an opportunity to reflect on their faith and connect with other young adults.I bind to myself today God’s Power to guide me, God’s Might to uphold me, God’s Wisdom to teach me, God’s Eye to watch over me, God’s Ear to hear me, God’s Word to give me speech, God’s Hand to guide me, God’s Way to lie before me, God’s Shield to shelter me, God’s Host to secure me, Against the snares of demons, Against the seductions of vices, Against the lusts of nature, Against everyone who meditates injury to me, Whether far or near, Whether few or with many.I invoke today all these virtues Against every hostile merciless power Which may assail my body and my soul, Against the incantations of false prophets, Against the black laws of heathenism, Against the false laws of heresy, Against the deceits of idolatry, Against the spells of women, and smiths, and druids, Against every knowledge that binds the soul of man.