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Pope Benedict XVI (@Pontifex) account is also on Sede Vacente. I think the next Pope will also use this account. I hope that Pope Benedict XVI will still tweet us…
Thank you, Pope Benedict XVI… Salamat po, Papa!
The untold story of the Titanic’s Catholic priest who went down hearing confessions
Amidst all the tales of chivalry from the Titanic disaster there is one that’s not often told; is that of Father Thomas Byles the Catholic priest who gave up two spots on a lifeboat in favor of offering spiritual aid to the other victims as they all went down with the “unsinkable” vessel.
A 42-year-old English convert, Fr. Byles was on his way to New York to offer the wedding Mass for his brother William. Reports suggest that he was reciting his breviary on the upper deck when the Titanic struck the iceberg in the twilight hours of Sunday, April 14th, 1912.
According to witnesses, as the ship went down the priest helped women and children get into the lifeboats, and then heard confessions, gave absolution, and led passengers in reciting the Rosary.
Agnes McCoy, one of the survivors, says that as the great ship sank, Fr. Byles “stood on the deck with Catholics, Protestants and Jews kneeling around him.”
In the words of the priest’s friend Fr. Patrick McKenna, “He twice refused the offer of a place in a boat, saying his duty was to stay on the ship while one soul wanted his ministrations.”
“Father Byles was saying the rosary and praying for the repose of the souls of those about to perish,” she told the New York Telegram on April 22, 1912.
Pope Benedict XVI’s letter to Jesus when he was 7… :)
I’m Padre Pio’s Spiritual Child :-) hugging him :-) #faith #Catholic #love #hug #PadrePio
The #HolyTrinity… nakaka-touch ito… beautiful… #Catholic #Father #Son #HolySpirit #Jesus #faith #love
O Jesus Christ, I acknowledge Thee as universal King. All that has been made, has been created for Thee. Exercise all Thy rights over me. I renew my baptismal vows, renouncing Satan, his pomp and his works; and I promise to live as a good Christian. In particular do I pledge myself to labor, to the best of my ability, for the triumph of the rights of God and Thy Church.
“I cry easily, and I guess when you are before a great mystery that you know is beyond you, a calling, a grace, a mission, then, you know, you tremble, but at the same time you’re happy.”
-Cardinal Chito Tagle
The new cardinals :)
Mabuhay ang mga bagong Kardinal!
Mabuhay! Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle
Nuestra Senora De Soledad,.. #MamaMary #MotherOfGod #Mary #Catholic #Soledad #Sorrow #Solitude