November is Black Catholic History Month – November 12th

St. Monica
St. Monica

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Today we celebrate the life of St.  Monica.

She was married by arrangement to a Pagan man in North Africa. Although he was much older than she, and generous, he was also a very violent man. Her mother-in-law was equally as difficult to deal with as she lived with them as well. Monica had three children, Augustine, Navigius and Perpetua. Through her persistent and patient prayers, Monica’s Husband and Mother-in-law were both converted to the Catholic Faith in 370a.d. Her husband died a year later. Perpetua and Navigius both entered into Religious life, while Augustine, well, lets say he LIVED his life in a very … SECULAR way. St. Monica prayed for 17 years, begging the prayers of Priests, who for a while, tried to avoid her because of her great persistence. Augustine was baptized by St. Ambrose in 387AD. Monica died later that same year while on her way back to Africa, from Rome.
Let us all pray for mothers whose children have fallen into the ‘secular world’ and who are IN and OF the world. Let us learn persistence in our own prayers, and cease not our crying out to Jesus. For the tears we cry, MUST be heard in the Heavens.
St. Monica, ora pro nobis!
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November is Black Catholic History Month

November is Black Catholic History Month

Saint Martin de PorresToday November 3rd, we celebrate the life of St. Martin de Porres.

I have had many people throughout the years ask me why I wear something over my alb when I serve at Mass as an acolyte. It is called a Scapular. Not the brown, green or red scapular that is wool and worn under clothing, but the cloth garment scapular that was worn by men in the early church who were lay persons. This is my way of celebrating and honoring not only our Catholic heritage but our African Ancestral Catholic heritage.

St. Martin de Porres was a Lay Brother who wanted to become a religious, but due to his mixed racial ethnicity he was not allowed to do so. He was ridiculed by many, both religious and not, merely for his mixed racial make up and the fact that he was descendant of slaves.

At an early age, Martin had the desire to serve others and serve his Church, of which he did by working in the kitchen and feeding the poor who came to him by way of the alley. Martin grew up in deep poverty, but was placed with someone of whom he learned the trade of Barbering and medicine. He would cut hair and provide much needed medical attention to those who would not normally be able to receive it.

Martin continued to provide unconditional care for all people, regardless of their economic situation or racial make up. He helped the rich and poor, and would often times give of his own bed to those who were diseased and infected.

Patron Saint of Barbers, Public Health Workers and Inn Keepers.
Patron Saint of Barbers, Public Health Workers and Inn Keepers.

The story of this great Saint, who is the first an only Saint of African Decent from North America (he hailed from Lima, Peru), and is the patron of Mixed Race people, Barbers, Public Health Workers and Inn Keepers. So next time you stay in a hotel, tell the person who cleans your room, their patron Saint is Martin de Porres!

St Martin, pray for us, that the Holy Spirit would give us the same spirit of unconditional love and service our Lord granted you. Father we thank you for the great witness and work of Your Servant Martin de Porres, that we as Laity might continue to emulate his example of service to all people regardless of their economic, racial, sexual orientation, or religious make up and affiliation. Let us all see and encounter Your Face, Lord, in those whom we serve daily. In the MIGHTY Name of Jesus we pray… amen, Amen and AMEN!!!

 

 

Amen and ASHAY!!!

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November is Black Catholic History Month

St. Moses the Black or Moses the African
St. Moses the Black or Moses the African

November is Black Catholic History Month

Today November 2nd, we celebrate the life of one of my favorite Saints. St. Moses the Black.

When ministering on the street corners, and speaking with Gang Members, I have and continue to use this powerful Saint as an example of God’s Mercy and Love.

Saint Moses lived in the 4th Century and was said to have been a large, strong and powerful man. Some say he stood almost 8 feet tall. He was perhaps the biggest and baddest man in the desert at that time. He was the leader of a Gang of 75 men who pillaged, plundered, murdered and raped throughout the desert.

Trying to escape being captured one day, he happened upon a Monastery and a group of monks. He stayed with them and was enamored and influenced by their dedication, peace and contentment. Moses soon gave up his way of living, became baptized and joined this group of holy men.

Moses progressed and eventually became a Priest and established his own order of monks, totaling 75, for the men he had when he committed atrocities in his former way of life.

St. Moses the BlackMoses was eventually martyred for the faith when a group of robbers came and St. Moses willingly gave up his life for the Faith.

St. Moses the Black is a powerful example for many of our urban youth who continue to be disenfranchised and feel that they have no where to go, but living a life of poverty and violence. In this coming Year of Mercy, let us go out in the streets, using the example of St. Moses the Black, and encounter these people, letting them see the love and mercy of Christ within us. Let us not condemn, but encounter them with grace, love and forgiveness in our hearts, welcoming them into the Open Door of Mercy to which Christ awaits them.

Father, we thank You for this day, a day of which we ask that we might be used as effective witnesses. Witnesses of Your Mercy and Forgiveness to those who truly need it. Guide our steps as we encounter those who are most in need of Your Mercy. Heavenly Father, use us as instruments of Your Grace, that those within the darkness of this world, might see the Light of Your Son within us

Amen and ASHAY!!!

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Jubilee Year of Mercy- December 8, 2015 – November 26, 2016

The "Open Door" of God's mercy is waiting for you!
The “Open Door” of God’s mercy is waiting for you!

God’s Open Door of Mercy is waiting not only for you to walk through it, but bring others with you. This Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy begins on December 8, 2015 and runs through November 26, 2016. During this time our Holy Father Pope Francis has set forth several edicts for Dioceses, local church’s, as well as families to understand and follow. This will be an opportunity for all of the Church to understand our primary calling; to be a sign; a witness; an instrument of God’s Mercy.

This SPECIALIZED, one of a kind parish mission, conducted by Catholic Evangelist Richard Lane, will bring people to a NEW understanding of their faith, understanding God’s Mercy, receiving it, (through the Sacraments), and giving it away freely to others throughout the world. How do we apply God’s Mercy in our daily lives. Here is a clip from Richard’s latest appearance on CatholicTV.com speaking of the Year of Mercy.

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November 29, 2015

December 4, 2015

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