Remember Oh Most Gracious, Virgin Mary! that never was it known that anyone who fled to Thy protection, implored thy help or sought Thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence I fly unto Thee, Oh Virgin of Virgins, my Mother! To the do I come, before you I cry, sinful and sorrowful. Oh Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions but in Thy Mercy hear and answer me!Amen.
Pope Benedict encourages everyone to have devotion to a particular saint, maybe our namesake.
The Holy Father said that it is important "to have 'travel companions' on the journey of our Christian life: I am thinking of a spiritual director, a confessor, persons with whom we can share the experience of faith, but I am also thinking of the Virgin Mary and of the saints."
"Each one," he said, "should have a saint that is familiar to him, to whom he feels close with prayer and intercession, but also to imitate him or her. Hence, I would like to invite you to know the saints better, beginning with the one whose name you bear, by reading his life, his writings. You can be certain that they will become good guides to love the Lord ever more and valid aids for your human and Christian growth."
Saint Joanna was one of the women associated with the ministry of Jesus of Nazareth, often considered to be one of the disciples. In the Bible, she is one of …
I like Duffy. I like her song Mercy (which can be found on You Tube or Yahoo Music) and she also has a track out called ‘Rock Ferry’, which is the same as the name of her album out – so I have to get that one! She is sort of sixties style. Here are some photos I put on my Blog of Rock Ferry. Does anyone out there remember Glasgow Street before it was pulled down to make way for a new building? There used to be a tyre factory at the front and a coal yard out the back.
On Saturday, December 8th, 2007, this old abattoir near to Rock Retail Park caught fire. It needed 12 engines of varying uses in use to combat the flames which left part of the building structurally unsound prompting the need for demolition. It will be a shame to see this go as it reminds us of Birkenhead’s older industries which have long since been and gone. The Tannery used to be opposite and I can still smell that too!
The painted house with the blue plaque is the former home of the great poet, Wilfred Owen. He lived …