This is one of my favorite Marian paintings: Our Lady of the Southern Cross, Help of Christians. Paul Newman was commissioned to paint this for World Youth Day. The painting hangs in Saint Mary's Cathedral, Sydney where it was blessed by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in 2008. 🙏😇
Mary, Help of Christians, is our loving mother. She is the perfect model for all women and also for men. She is the Patroness of Australia under the title "Help of Christians", and the patron of the Archdiocese of Sydney whose Cathedral is called Saint Mary's. Under the title of 'Our Lady of the Southern Cross' she is patron of the Australian Diocese of Toowoomba and of WYD08.
The title of 'Southern Cross' derives from the constellation of stars seen only from the southern hemisphere. Mary is the Help of Christians as she leads all people to her Son. She is our help and our advocate.
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*James 3:1-2* “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you realize that we will be judged more strictly,
for we all fall short in many respects. If anyone does not fall short in speech, he is a perfect man, able to bridle his whole body also."
*Luke 6:30-40* "And He told them a parable, 'Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit?'
No disciple is superior to the teacher; but when fully trained, every disciple will be like his teacher."
*Titus 2:7-8* “In all things show yourself an example of good works, in doctrine, in integrity, in gravity, The sound word that can not be blamed: that he who is on the contrary part may be afraid, having no evil to say of us."
These Bible verses about teachers enlighten us first on the exceptional responsibility that one has while teaching. Due to the impact a teacher has on a student, one quote warns us that teachers will be judged with a greater strictness than others. Jesus was a teacher who trained the apostles and then sent them out as teachers. If we feel the calling to become a teacher, we too Must be fully trained.
Teaching is a gift in which the teacher serves others and leads by example with the objective to make the students as wise as the teacher.
It is the teacher's task to study, handle the truth correctly, and teach accurate information while treating the students with respect. These quotes identify integrity, dignity, faithfulness, and lack of hypocrisy as traits that the teacher should possess. Overall, the teacher is warned about focussing more on the fear of God and living a godly life.
*2 Tim 2:15,19* "Be eager to present yourself as acceptable to God, a workman who causes no disgrace, imparting the word of truth without deviation."
"Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands, bearing this inscription, “The Lord knows those who are his”; and, “Let everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord avoid evil.”
A Woman said: “My first daughter, who was born in 195 rescued by Father Pio when she was eighteen months old. On the morning of January 6, 1955 my husband and I were in church attending the Holy Mass and our daughter was at home with her grandfather. There was an accident: she fell into a tub of boiling hot water. She was burned on her stomach and back. The doctor came in an hour and he said, “take your daughter to a hospital immediately because she could die from her wounds”. For this reason he did not give us any medicine. After the doctor left I started to pray for Father Pio’s help. It was nearly noon. As I was getting myself ready to go to the Hospital, my daughter who was alone in the bedroom called me: “Mommy, I don’t have a wound anymore!” “Who has taken your wound?” I asked her out of curiosity. She answered: “Father Pio has come. He took my wounds by putting his whole hand on my burn”. Actually there was no sign of burns on my daughter’s body even though the doctor had told me my daughter was going to die"
💕💕POPE FRANCIS and PRESIDENT TRUMP 💕💕 MOST POWERFUL MEN ON THE PLANET.. AWESOME MOMENT... Donald Trump has proven to be a president for all religions and people. The past few days meeting with the leaders of the Muslim faith and Saudi Arabia, going to Israel and meeting with the Jewish Community. Now meeting with the Pope the leader of CHRISTIANITY. . God bless Donald Trump and the Pope and may we all come together and learn not to listen to the media and it's false lies who said that the Pope and Trump did not like each other and we're not going to meet its pathetic the lies that come out of the media. God bless and let's protect this free world from terrorism.
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Almighty God, deepens in our hearts our love for Mary Help of Christians. Through her prayer and under her protection, may the light of Christ shine over our land. May Australia be granted harmony, justice and peace. Grant wisdom to our leaders and integrity to our citizens. Bless especially the men and women of the Australian Defence Force and their families. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Mary Help of Christians, pray for us. 💕
I'm thinking of buying Mary a nice flamingo to make her happy and maybe a little zen garden because you know tomorrow is my birthday and also Ascension so she might be sad because her son gets to go to Heaven and she's still stuck here
Many ask me, "Why do you pray?" Of course the correct and short answer is 'Because I like talking to my Father God', however, that's not all, that's verily an 'excuse answer' that I use to get people away from me.
The real answer is, I am hungry.
All the theology of the world cannot supplement a single prayer from the heart, for it fills us with the Holy Spirit. This is when our hunger suffices, it ends. Prayer is the power in which we change the world with a wild flame.
Many people like to associate flames with hell, however, God's love and mercy is the true flame. For it was a flame that purified the lips of the Prophet Isaiah. It was a flame who blessed the Apostles when they were all together in Pentecostal, and is a flame that feed us when we are hungry.
I don't just pray because it is fun because it isn't, in many occasions it is rather hard to pray, even the 'Thanks Jesus' becomes hard sometimes.
We aren't meant to be this broken, however, our corrupted nature makes us be this way. But, He gave us prayer to fight this anxiety, and we will win if we trust on Him.
So why do I pray? For the same reason I eat the loaf of bread and drink the warm milk from the cows raised in the mountains. I pray because I am hungry, and I am seeking only to eat the best food there is to cease my hunger. That is why I pray.
If you ask... Why have I tagged you around the prayer rope... that's because I am always praying for you... for different reasons but I am... therefore relax and join me in prayer 🙏❤
P.S. 📖✒ I pray for anyone who asks me those I tagged are just people that maybe knowing or without knowing have influenced my life A LOT. The picture is my 33 knots chotki aka prayer rope (I also have a 100 knots one)
The Philippines city has been overrun by terrorists, a priest and others have been taken hostage in the Cathedral. According to reports, the mayor said that no fire trucks are responding to the fires, people are in their homes, and gunshots are still being fired. #prayer#pray#prayerrequest#catholic#christian
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