This is a very happy week for my family, first my 80th birthday, and then Thanksgiving Day with all of us. Even our pinochle group gave me a card and a party too. We have many things to be thankful. I'm thankful for this group on Catholic Answers too.
Just thought that I would drop you a line, havent heard form you, friend.
The Annunciation night
God's plan for the worlds delight
Union between heaven and earth
The yes, of Mary for His birth
What a wonderful day! without her yes, there would be no saints , no church. No San Francisco, Los Angeles, Saint Louis. Her yes, was so very important for the plan of God. We would be unhappy. Jesus' message was a message of happiness and joy. Thank God for our Blessed Mother.
I hope we get to see the film here in America.
BENEDICT XVI ATTENDS SCREENING OF A FILM ON ST. AUGUSTINE
VATICAN CITY, 3 SEP 2009 (VIS) - Yesterday afternoon in the "Sala degli Svizzeri" of the Apostolic Palace at Castelgandolfo, Benedict XVI attended the screening of an abbreviated version of the film "St. Augustine", an Italian, German, Polish co-production. The film was made by Lux Vide/Rai Fiction, Bayerischer Rundfunk/Tellux Film, Eos Entertainment Rai Trade and Grupa Filmova Baltmedia. It was directed by Christian Duguay.
At the end of the screening, the Holy Father expressed his thanks to everyone involved in the project and pronounced some brief remarks. "I feel this film to be a spiritual journey in a spiritual continent, far distant from us yet at the same time very near because the human drama remains the same", he said.
"We have seen how, in a context far removed from our own, the reality of human life is represented with all its problems, sadness and failures, just as we have seen how, in the end, Truth is stronger than any obstacle and seeks out man. This is the great hope that remains at the end: we alone cannot seek out Truth, but Truth, which is a Person, seeks out us. Seen from the outside, the life of St. Augustine seems to finish tragically as the world for which and in which he lived comes to an end. But as was made clear in this film, his message remains and, even as the world changes, it endures because it comes from Truth and guides us to Charity, which is our shared destination.
"Thank you to everyone", he added in conclusion. "Let us hope that many people, watching this human drama, may be sought out by Truth and so discover Charity".
Saint August pray for us now and at the hour of our death , Amen
About Joe Kelley
I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live,