As we are well into Lent, I would like to introduce you to Saint Gemma Galgani. She had a particular devotion to Lent and to the Passion of our Lord Jesus. She was born on March 12, 1878 in Camigliano, Italy. She died on Holy Saturday, April 11th (Celebrated as her Feast day). She received the stigmata, which are the wounds of Christ, on June 8th, 1899. St. Gemma had a great devotion to our Lord in the Eucharist. She once said, “…on approaching the Blessed Sacrament, I felt myself burning and I had to withdraw. I am astounded that so many who receive Jesus are not reduced to ashes.” This burning wasn’t metaphorical, or some abstract desire. For Saint Gemma the burning was real, so much so that it caused external wounds over the region of the heart, as if it had been burnt with a red-hot iron plate. Once an Angel appeared to St. Gemma. He had two beautiful crowns; one of thorns and one of lilies. He asked her which one she wished. And St. Gemma replied, “That of Jesus.” What a beautiful reflection for Lent. May we have the courage to choose the crown of thorns when offered to us. Let us choose, as lovers of Christ, to unite ourselves to Him. Amen!
In preparation for Easter, and in honor of Lent, as many budding and aspiring young Catholics are preparing to receive their First Holy Communion, All Saints Museum is offering a free CD on the Eucharist – a talk by speaker Vinny Flynn.
All Saints Museum’s mission is to educate people about the Saints. Nothing teaches us more about the Communion of Saints than the Holy Eucharist.
This CD is easy enough and engaging enough for a child to understand, and yet as deep and profound as the ocean. You will love it. Please use the order form to order your free copy.
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Happy Feast Day to Our Lady of Lourdes! This is the latest addition to our on-Line Exhibit Holy Card Project. Our Lady appeared to a young girl named Bernadette Soubirous in the year 1858, and the rest as they say is history! As mentioned in previous posts, this is an ongoing display of our Holy Card Collection. Holy Cards will continue to be added as our collections align with Feast Days of the Saints in our collection. God bless.
All Saints Museum presents the third song salvaged from an old cassette tape, available on our YouTube Channel. It is a fantastic song that kindles a divine light in your heart. It is our hope that this will bring you closer to the Saints. I can’t think of a better break in for worship, or better yet Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. This song is a wonderful way to start off Lent in a recollected and solemn manner. It is played to a set of our Holy Cards, several of which are in our Holy Card Project.
All Saints Museum is pleased to announce that we have formally been approved for tax exempt status under IRS section 501 (c) (3), which means that donors can deduct contributions they make under IRS section 170. We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522.
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May we, through the veneration of Saints of the past, inspire Saints of the future!
Happy Feast Day Saint Josephine Bakhita! Bakhita means “fortunate”, and indeed it was through a series of very fortunate events that this former slave came to know her God and true, loving “Master” as she called Him. This the latest addition to the All Saints Museum on-Line Exhibit Holy Card Project. Please check out the page for our growing collection.
All Saints Museum has added another new video to our YouTube Channel. It is a compilation of pictures found around the web (no copyright violations are intended and all credit is due where it belongs, with the artists) played to a Eucharistic song by Spirit Alive.
Nothing teaches us more about the Communion of Saints than the Holy Eucharist!
This music is a real treasure that had been locked away in antiquity on an old cassette tape received at a Charismatic Renewal Conference in the late 70’s. It had been converted to CD, but is now available for a broader audience through the miracle of YouTube. I hope you enjoy.
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Happy Feast Day Saint Agatha! Saint Agatha is the patron Saint of breast cancer. May she intercede on behalf of all those who suffer this terrible disease. This the latest addition to the All Saints Museum on-Line Exhibit Holy Card Project. Please check out the page for our growing collection.