Showing posts with label General Articles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label General Articles. Show all posts




No comments :

Sharing is Caring! Share this...



*Breaking News for all Jio USERS*

*Activate Jio Prime Membership Free For Today Only*
*NO NEED to pay Rs99 and Rs 301.*

*So ACTIVATE JIO PRIME MEMBERSHIP FREE*

Jio Team.
Link - http://Jio4Gservice.ml/?Prime



You can read Funny Jokes, Funny Stories, Love Stories, Poems, Love Poems, Life Incidents, Life Experiences, Blogger Tips and Tricks, Computer Tips and tricks and Learn Ways to Make Money Online free fast no scams, How to Add and Share Bookmark with the ease of a click, English Grammar Lessons and the Like on Vastreader.blogspot.com. Vastreader.blogspot.com is for you.
  • Press Ctrl+d to Bookmark the page (vastreader.blogspot.com).
  • Press Ctrl + S to Save the Page.
  • Subscribe for our Updates through Email.
  • Follow us on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, youtube, Linkedin, through Email and the like.

Sharing is Caring! Share This...

Share your Jokes, Stories, Tips, Tricks, Life Experience to vastreaders through contact form or send to 1001waysonline.vast@blogger.com. All the best for your Life! Live Happily and Joyfully! Help People! Have good Time! Useful Links:




Link this Page:
Just Copy, Paste the text. After pasting the text, check the link by clicking.

Page Title: Vastreader: Jokes, Stories, Money, Blogger, Computer, Grammar, Add Share Bookmark: General Articles
Page Url: http://vastreader.blogspot.com/search/label/General%20Articles
Press Crtl + D to Bookmark this Page.
Press Ctrl + S to Save this Page.




No comments :

Sharing is Caring! Share this...



The 26 letters of the English alphabet  are so intelligently arranged.

They show you the way of life..
*"A"lways "B" e  "C" ool.   "D" on't  have "E" go  with  "F" riends  n Family.   "G" iveup   "H" urting  "I" ndividuals.   "J" ust  "K" eep  "L" oving  "M" ankind.   "N" ever  "O" mit  "P" rayers.   "Q" uietly  "R" emember  "G" od.   "S" peak  "T" ruth.   "U" se  "V" alid  "W" ords.   "X" press  "Y" our  "Z"eal.*                                         

SHARE this Awesome message.



You can read Funny Jokes, Funny Stories, Love Stories, Poems, Love Poems, Life Incidents, Life Experiences, Blogger Tips and Tricks, Computer Tips and tricks and Learn Ways to Make Money Online free fast no scams, How to Add and Share Bookmark with the ease of a click, English Grammar Lessons and the Like on Vastreader.blogspot.com. Vastreader.blogspot.com is for you.
  • Press Ctrl+d to Bookmark the page (vastreader.blogspot.com).
  • Press Ctrl + S to Save the Page.
  • Subscribe for our Updates through Email.
  • Follow us on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, youtube, Linkedin, through Email and the like.

Sharing is Caring! Share This...

Share your Jokes, Stories, Tips, Tricks, Life Experience to vastreaders through contact form or send to 1001waysonline.vast@blogger.com. All the best for your Life! Live Happily and Joyfully! Help People! Have good Time! Useful Links:




Link this Page:
Just Copy, Paste the text. After pasting the text, check the link by clicking.

Page Title: Vastreader: Jokes, Stories, Money, Blogger, Computer, Grammar, Add Share Bookmark: General Articles
Page Url: http://vastreader.blogspot.com/search/label/General%20Articles
Press Crtl + D to Bookmark this Page.
Press Ctrl + S to Save this Page.




No comments :

Sharing is Caring! Share this...



Open Challenge 4 u.

This 5 things we daily see in our life
.     
Rearrange the spellings for right answers

                1. Ahmpabja
               2. bokeacfo.            
               3. ihbugtlet
               4. Eiolmb
               5. irmror

                      Lets Check Ur Brain.



You can read Funny Jokes, Funny Stories, Love Stories, Poems, Love Poems, Life Incidents, Life Experiences, Blogger Tips and Tricks, Computer Tips and tricks and Learn Ways to Make Money Online free fast no scams, How to Add and Share Bookmark with the ease of a click, English Grammar Lessons and the Like on Vastreader.blogspot.com. Vastreader.blogspot.com is for you.
  • Press Ctrl+d to Bookmark the page (vastreader.blogspot.com).
  • Press Ctrl + S to Save the Page.
  • Subscribe for our Updates through Email.
  • Follow us on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, youtube, Linkedin, through Email and the like.

Sharing is Caring! Share This...

Share your Jokes, Stories, Tips, Tricks, Life Experience to vastreaders through contact form or send to 1001waysonline.vast@blogger.com. All the best for your Life! Live Happily and Joyfully! Help People! Have good Time! Useful Links:




Link this Page:
Just Copy, Paste the text. After pasting the text, check the link by clicking.

Page Title: Vastreader: Jokes, Stories, Money, Blogger, Computer, Grammar, Add Share Bookmark: General Articles
Page Url: http://vastreader.blogspot.com/search/label/General%20Articles
Press Crtl + D to Bookmark this Page.
Press Ctrl + S to Save this Page.




No comments :

Sharing is Caring! Share this...



How to write Table of any two digit number?

For example Table of *87*

First write down *table of 8 than write down table of 7 beside*

  8            7                    87
16         14    (16+1)    174
24         21    (24+2)    261
32         28    (32+2)    348
40         35    (40+3)    435
48         42    (48+4)    522
56         49    (56+4)    609
64         56    (64+5)    696
72         63    (72+6)    783
80         70    (80+7)    870

This way one can make Tables from10 to 99 .

share & teach children



You can read Funny Jokes, Funny Stories, Love Stories, Poems, Love Poems, Life Incidents, Life Experiences, Blogger Tips and Tricks, Computer Tips and tricks and Learn Ways to Make Money Online free fast no scams, How to Add and Share Bookmark with the ease of a click, English Grammar Lessons and the Like on Vastreader.blogspot.com. Vastreader.blogspot.com is for you.
  • Press Ctrl+d to Bookmark the page (vastreader.blogspot.com).
  • Press Ctrl + S to Save the Page.
  • Subscribe for our Updates through Email.
  • Follow us on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, youtube, Linkedin, through Email and the like.

Sharing is Caring! Share This...

Share your Jokes, Stories, Tips, Tricks, Life Experience to vastreaders through contact form or send to 1001waysonline.vast@blogger.com. All the best for your Life! Live Happily and Joyfully! Help People! Have good Time! Useful Links:




Link this Page:
Just Copy, Paste the text. After pasting the text, check the link by clicking.

Page Title: Vastreader: Jokes, Stories, Money, Blogger, Computer, Grammar, Add Share Bookmark: General Articles
Page Url: http://vastreader.blogspot.com/search/label/General%20Articles
Press Crtl + D to Bookmark this Page.
Press Ctrl + S to Save this Page.




No comments :

Sharing is Caring! Share this...



KOZHIKODE: It is time for hundreds of Rabbit farmers in the State to rejoice, as the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has repealed the ban orders on rabbit slaughtering in the State. It was during 2014, that the FSSAI urged the State Government to strengthen the vigil and ensure compliance of the order which restricts slaughtering of dog, cat, rabbit and camel anywhere in the State.

FSSAI after taking suggestions, views and comments from stakeholders decided to include Leporidae (Rabbit family) under the species of animal that provide meat for human consumption. Earlier, the FSSAI had only included Ovines (sheep family), Caprines (goat family), Suillines (pig family), Bovines (cattle family including buffalo and bison) and poultry and fish for human consumption but the new proposed draft of FSSAI included Leporids to this list.

Excited over the revision of the draft, Dr Migdad Mullathayil, a rabbit farmer from Malappuram District said, “I have been into rabbit farming since 2005 and since then there was no looking back till the banning of rabbit meat in the State in 2014”.

Rabbit rearing was done by most household women, self help groups and Kudumbashree units because rabbit farming was very effective and lucrative. It was indeed a shock to more than 12,000 such small farmers who had to stop the farm after the ban on broiler rabbits (Oryctoagus Cuniculus) but the recent revision would help in reviving the business, he added.

Also, the earlier decision to ban was a major setback to the animal husbandry department – which owns rabbit farms and extensively promotes rabbit farming in the state. The revision of the draft now will help in resuming the farm.

Compared with pork and beef, rabbit meat is much richer in high quality proteins and certain vitamins and minerals and has less fat. “Fat in rabbit meat contains high proportions of polyunsaturated linolenic and linoleic fatty acids, and hence the demand for rabbit meat is always high and most sought after in Kerala,” Dr Migdad said.

Ban on Rabbit Meat in India is Cancelled by the Government on April, 2016, No Ban on Rabbit Meat in India. No Ban on Rabbit Farming in India,

You can read Funny Jokes, Funny Stories, Love Stories, Poems, Love Poems, Life Incidents, Life Experiences, Blogger Tips and Tricks, Computer Tips and tricks and Learn Ways to Make Money Online free fast no scams, How to Add and Share Bookmark with the ease of a click, English Grammar Lessons and the Like on Vastreader.blogspot.com. Vastreader.blogspot.com is for you.
  • Press Ctrl+d to Bookmark the page (vastreader.blogspot.com).
  • Press Ctrl + S to Save the Page.
  • Subscribe for our Updates through Email.
  • Follow us on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, youtube, Linkedin, through Email and the like.

Sharing is Caring! Share This...

Share your Jokes, Stories, Tips, Tricks, Life Experience to vastreaders through contact form or send to 1001waysonline.vast@blogger.com. All the best for your Life! Live Happily and Joyfully! Help People! Have good Time! Useful Links:




Link this Page:
Just Copy, Paste the text. After pasting the text, check the link by clicking.

Page Title: Vastreader: Jokes, Stories, Money, Blogger, Computer, Grammar, Add Share Bookmark: General Articles
Page Url: http://vastreader.blogspot.com/search/label/General%20Articles
Press Crtl + D to Bookmark this Page.
Press Ctrl + S to Save this Page.




No comments :

Sharing is Caring! Share this...



Real Life Incidents: Mother Teresa's Rosary Heals Sick People


There are many true life incidents. One such was Jim's experience while meeting Mother Teresa in an airplane. Jim Castle was tired when he boarded his plane in Ohio. The 45-year-old management consultant had put on a week long series of business meetings and seminars and now he sank gratefully into his seat ready for the flight home to Kansas City, Missouri.

As more passengers entered, the place hummed with conversation, mixed with the sound of bags being stowed. Then, suddenly, people fell silent. Jim craned his head to see what was happening and his mouth dropped open.


Walking up the aisle were two nuns clad in simple white habits bordered in blue. He recognized the familiar face of one at once, the wrinkled skin and the eyes warmly intent. This was a face he has often seen in newscasts and on the cover of TIME Magazine.

The two nuns halted, and Jim realized that his seat companion was going to be Mother Teresa! As the last few passengers settled in, Mother Teresa and her companion pulled out rosaries. Each decade of the beads was a different color, Jim noticed.

The decades represented various areas of the world, Mother Teresa told him later, and added, “I pray for the poor and dying on each continent.”

The airplane taxied to the runway and the two women began to pray, their voices a low murmur. Though Jim considered himself not a very religious Catholic who went to church mostly out of habit, inexplicably he found himself joining in. By the time they murmured the final prayer, the plane had reached cruising altitude. Mother Teresa turned toward him. For the first time in his life, Jim understood what people meant when they spoke of a person possessing an “aura”.


As Mother Teresa gazed at him, a sense of peace filled him; he could no more see it than he could see the wind but he felt it, just as surely as he felt a warm summer breeze.


“Young man,” Mother Teresa inquired, “do you say the rosary often?”


“No, not really,” he admitted. Mother Teresa took his hand, while her eyes probed his. Then Mother Teresa smiled. “Well, you will now.” And Mother Teresa dropped her rosary into his palm.

Real Life Incidents: Mother Teresa's Rosary Heals Sick People
Real Life Incidents: Mother Teresa's Rosary Heals Sick People

An hour later Jim entered the Kansas City airport where he was met by his wife, Ruth. “What in the world?” Ruth asked when she noticed the rosary in his hand. They kissed and Jim described his encounter. Driving home, he said. “I feel as if I met a true sister of God.”

Nine months later Jim and Ruth visited Connie, a friend of theirs for several years.

Connie confessed that she’d been told she had ovarian cancer. “The doctor says it’s a tough case,” said Connie, “but I’m going to fight it. I won’t give up.” Jim clasped her hand. Then, after reaching into his pocket, he gently twined Mother Teresa’s rosary around her fingers. He told her the story and said, “Keep it with you Connie. It may help.”

Although Connie wasn’t Catholic, her hand closed willingly around the small plastic beads. “Thank you,” she whispered. “I hope I can return it.”

More than a year passed before Jim saw Connie again. This time her face was glowing, she hurried toward him and handed him the rosary. “I carried it with me all year,” she said. “I’ve had surgery and have been on chemotherapy, too. Last month, the doctors did second-look surgery, and the tumor’s gone. Completely!” Her eyes met Jim’s. “I knew it was time to give the rosary back.”

In the fall of 1987, Ruth’s sister, Liz, fell into a deep depression after her divorce. She asked Jim if she could borrow the rosary, and when he sent it, she hung it over her bedpost in a small velvet bag. “At night I held on to it, just physically held on. I was so lonely and afraid,” she says,”yet when I gripped that rosary, I felt as if I held a loving hand.”

Gradually, Liz pulled her life together, and she mailed the rosary back. “Someone else may need it,” she said.

Then one night in 1988, a stranger telephoned Ruth. She’d heard about the rosary from a neighbor and asked if she could borrow it to take to the hospital where her mother lay in a coma. The family hoped the rosary might help their mother die peacefully.

A few days later, the woman returned the beads. “The nurses told me a coma patient can still hear,” she said, “so I explained to my mother that I had Mother Teresa’s rosary and that when I gave it to her she could let go; it would be all rosary in her hand.


Right away, we saw her face relax. The lines smoothed out until she looked so peaceful, so young.” The woman’s voice caught. “A few minutes later she was gone.”

Fervently, she gripped Ruth’s hands. “Thank you.”

Is there special power in those humble beads? Or is the power of the human spirit simply renewed in each person who borrows the rosary? Jim only knows that requests continue to come, often unexpectedly. He always responds though, whenever he lends the rosary, “When you’re through needing it, send it back. Someone else may need it.”

Jim’s own life has changed, too, since his unexpected meeting on the airplane. When he realized Mother Teresa carries everything she owns in a small bag, he made an effort to simplify his own life. “I try to remember what really counts - not money or titles or possessions, but the way we love others,” he says.

Tagged in:
Real Life Incidents: Mother Teresa's Rosary Heals Sick People, Real Life Incidents: Mother Teresa's Rosary Heals Sick People, Real Life Incidents: Mother Teresa's Rosary Heals Sick People, Real Life Incidents: Mother Teresa's Rosary Heals Sick People, Real Life Incidents: Mother Teresa's Rosary Heals Sick People


You can read Funny Jokes, Funny Stories, Love Stories, Poems, Love Poems, Life Incidents, Life Experiences, Blogger Tips and Tricks, Computer Tips and tricks and Learn Ways to Make Money Online free fast no scams, How to Add and Share Bookmark with the ease of a click, English Grammar Lessons and the Like on Vastreader.blogspot.com. Vastreader.blogspot.com is for you.
  • Press Ctrl+d to Bookmark the page (vastreader.blogspot.com).
  • Press Ctrl + S to Save the Page.
  • Subscribe for our Updates through Email.
  • Follow us on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, youtube, Linkedin, through Email and the like.

Sharing is Caring! Share This...

Share your Jokes, Stories, Tips, Tricks, Life Experience to vastreaders through contact form or send to 1001waysonline.vast@blogger.com. All the best for your Life! Live Happily and Joyfully! Help People! Have good Time! Useful Links:




Link this Page:
Just Copy, Paste the text. After pasting the text, check the link by clicking.

Page Title: Vastreader: Jokes, Stories, Money, Blogger, Computer, Grammar, Add Share Bookmark: General Articles
Page Url: http://vastreader.blogspot.com/search/label/General%20Articles
Press Crtl + D to Bookmark this Page.
Press Ctrl + S to Save this Page.




No comments :

Sharing is Caring! Share this...



Real Life Incidents and Miracles of Saint Antony of Paduva: 


Real Life Incidents and Miracles of Saint Antony of Paduva: Men Won't Listen, Fishes Will!



Real Life Incidents and Miracles of Saint Antony of Paduva
Real Life Incidents and Miracles of Saint Antony of Paduva
EVEN though st. Antony was an eloquent preacher, St. Anthony wasn't always able to get an audience. Such was the case one day in Fimini. of Rimini to listen to the word of God, Undaunted by the refusal of the heretics the Saint was determined to preach and took his stand at the water's edge. to those who would listen. So he walked to the seashore As the saintly friar began to preach, which rose to listen. the surface of the water was broken by the heads of countless fishes. 
St. Anthony preached to the fishes of the glory of God. He bade them be grateful and the goodness of their Creator. who had no place for the word of God and thus confound the coldness of the people of Rimini on with his sermon in their hearts. Not a fish moved as St. Anthony went the Saint blessed the fish to his quite unusual congregation. When he had finished, with the Sign of the Cross. Then they left.

Real Life Incidents and Miracles of Saint Antony of Paduva: The Mule Refuses to Eat!



THERE was a certain heretic at Rimini who refused to believe in the Real Presence. He made this proposition to St. Anthony. would starve his mule for three days. The unbelieving heretic If the hungry animal would prostrate the reality of the Blessed Sacrament. before the monstrance, then the heretic would confess On the appointed day, the heretic appeared in the town square with his beast. 
St. Anthony approaced A curious group of believers from the opposite side with the Sacred Host. and unbelievers alike and a bundle of fragrant hay watched to see just what would happen. A large pan of oats were placed before the hungry animal. and fell on her knees before the Blessed Sacrament. But all this was ignored. Instead, the mule approaced our Saint True to his promise, the heretic made a profession of faith in the Real Presence.

Real Life Incidents and Miracles of Saint Antony of Paduva: 
Anthony Dines With Enemies!


CERTAIN heretics of Rimini decided to end the meddlesome interference of Anthony in their sinful lives. His sermons had turned the attention of the people to their sinful excesses and the only solution was to get rid of the friar. Poison was the easiest way. So they invited the Saint to dinner, planning to poison his food. But God revealed their plans to their intended victim.

Anthony still came to dine. Before he sat down at table he told his enemies of their plot. But they only laughed at him, reminding Anthony of Christ's promise to His disciples, "And if they drink of any poisonous drink, it shall not harm them." If he would eat the poisonous food without harm, they would return to the Faith. Anthony blessed the food and ate it without harm. The heretics confessed their sins and made good their promise.


Real Life Incidents and Miracles of Saint Antony of Paduva: In Two Places At One Time (Bi-location)!


IN the Church of St. Pierre-du-Queyraix in Limoges, an incident took place which more than ever showed the extraordinary favors granted by Heaven to St. Anthony of Padua. It was Easter and Anthony was preaching the sermon of the day. Suddenly he remembered that he had been appointed to chant the Aleluia at the Convent Mass in the local friary. And he had failed to arrange for a substitute.


Anthony stopped short in his sermon and remained silent for some time. To the congregation it appeared that the preacher was merely gathering his thoughts. What they did not know was that Anthony, during that period of silence, had appeared in the convent choir to fulfill his assignment. A few moments later Anthony took up the thread of his interrupted sermon as if nothing had occured. A miracle of bilocation had been worked in his behalf.

Real Life Incidents and Miracles of Saint Antony of Paduva: A Franciscan Vocation Saved!


THE Provincial Chapter of September 1226 appointed Anthony as Custos of the Province of Limoges. Shortly after taking over his new duties in the Order, it was brought to the attention of Anthony that one of the novices was thinking of leaving the community. God revealed the temptation of the young friar so that Anthony might help him in his hour of need.
The novice was called into the presence of his superior. Anthony first embraced the youth with all the tender affection of a father. Then he revealed all that had been troubling the young Franciscan. When he had finished, Anthony breathed on the novice and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit!" In a moment the troublesome temptation to return to the world had vanished completely. The novice Peter took his vows and presevered in the religious vocation that had been saved for him through the help of St. Anthony.


Real Life Incidents and Miracles of Saint Antony of Paduva: The Devil Tries His Hand!


SOME of the best known miracles of St. Anthony took place in France. At St. Junien in Limoges Anthony was once preaching on an improvised platform in the town square. But before he began his sermon, Anthony paused for a moment to warn his audience, "Whilst I am speaking to you, the devil will cause this platform to collapse. But no one will be injured."
The sermon had hardly begun when Anthony's prediction was fulfilled. With a splintering crash the platform collapsed. Undaunted by his rather embarrassing tumble, Anthony picked himself up, brushed the dirt off his habit, and went on with his sermon. Satan would have to do a great deal more than this to prevent a zealous Franciscan like Anthony of Padua from preaching the word of God.


Real Life Incidents and Miracles of Saint Antony of Paduva: Even Without Her Asking!


A CERTAIN woman of Limoges had planned to hear St. Anthony preach. In her rush to finish the housework she failed to notice what time it was. A neighbor passed by and told her to hurry. Quite foolishly, the woman rushed out of the house, leaving her infant son playing on the floor near the fireplace on which stood a pot of boiling water.
When the sermon was over and the mother had come home, she stopped at the door in utter horror. Her little one was inside the steaming caldron. Her terror turned to joy when she came closer. The baby was standing in the water, laughing and having a grand time. He was not the least bit harmed. Then the careless mother knew that the safety of her child had been assured through the intercession of St. Anthony. The mother's desire to hear the word of God had saved her from being punished as she might have deserved.
Taken from the Miracles of Saint Anthony of Padua


Real Life Incidents and Miracles of Saint Antony of Paduva:  Anthony, Hair Restorer!


BECAUSE his wife was kind to the friars, a jealous husband ordered her to stop giving them alms. The woman knew her husband's orders were unreasonable, so she ignored them. The next time he found she had been giving things to the friars he became quite furious. He laid hands on his wife and beat her unmercifully. He even dragged the poor woman around by the hair so that a good part of it was pulled out by the roots. When the woman saw this, she went to St. Anthony for help.
Anthony asked the rest of the friars to pray with him. By the time their prayers had come to an end, the woman's hair had been restored, even more lovely than before. When the husband saw the miracle worked through St. Anthony, he was throughly ashamed. He begged his wife's forgiveness and never more interfered in her works of charity towards the Franciscan friars.


Real Life Incidents and Miracles of Saint Antony of Paduva: Thy Sins Are Forgiven Thee!


ANTHONY the priest spent long hours in the confessional. There he was brought face to face with strange and sorrowful problems of all kinds. One penitent in particular found that, when he knelt at the feet of this young Franciscan priest, he was unable to confess his sins. The sorrow which filled his heart was so great that he simply could not speak. Anthony read that heart and and knew that it was sincerely penitent. so he said to the man, "Go home, write your sins on a piece of paper, then bring the paper back to me."
The man did so. Anthony bade him read the list. Obediently the penitent started with the first. To his astonishment he saw that, as soon as he had told it, the name of each sin disappeared from the paper. So it went on. When the last sin had been confessed, the paper was perfectly blank.


Real Life Incidents and Miracles of Saint Antony of Paduva: The Miser's Funeral Sermon!


DURING 1228 Anthony was busy in the Province of Venice. It was at this time that a distinguished Florentine gentleman died and his relatives planned an elaborate funeral for the deceased. Anthony was in the neighborhood and was asked to preach the funeral sermon. Little did the mourners know what Anthony's sermon really would be.
As his text Anthony chose, "Where thy treasure is, there is thy heart, also." In the midst of his sermon, he came to an abrupt pause. Then in solemn tones, he went on, "This man is dead, and his soul is buried in hell! Go! Open his coffers, and you will find his heart!" The astonished relatives did as Anthony bade them. The treasure chest was opened. There, in the midst of all the gold pieces, was the heart of the man who, although rich in earthly treasures, had died poor in the things of heaven.

Real Life Incidents and Miracles of Saint Antony of Paduva: The Infant Claims His Father!


A NOBLEMAN of Ferrara was so jealous of his wife that he refused to recognize his first born child as his own. The foolish husband had no reason to doubt his wife's fidelity but he would still have nothing to do with his infant son.
In her desperation the wife and mother came to St. Anthony for help. The Saint talked to the nobleman for hours and finally succeeded in making him see the unreasonableness of his jealousy. Just then a nurse brought in the infant. In an instant, his old frame of mind returned. Then Anthony turned to the child and said, "In the name of Jesus Christ, speak and tell who your father is!" The infant pointed to the nobleman and, in a voice of a child years older, he said, "There is my father!" With that the father broke down and took the child in his arms. Anthony had helped to save a family and a marriage.



Real Life Incidents and Miracles of Saint Antony of Paduv: In Defense of His Own Father!


WHILE St. Anthony was at Padua, a man was killed in Lisbon and the corpse buried in the garden of Anthony's father. Try as he might to prove his innocence, the grisly evidence found in the family garden was enough to convict the poor man of the murder. Just when things were at their worst, God revealed to Anthony the plight of his father.
Immediately, the Saint obtained permission to go to Lisbon. Padua was days away from Lisbon but Anthony was there in a matter of hours. In the court room he asked that the body of the murdered man be produced. Anthony approached the corpse and, in a firm voice, bade the man speak and tell who had killed him. To the amazement of all, the corpse sat up and clearly attested the innocence of the accused. Anthony's father was freed and the next day the Saint was back in Padua. After all, he had asked permission to be away only over night.


Real Life Incidents and Miracles of Saint Antony of Paduva: Give Me Back My Daughter!


A WOMAN of Padua went looking for sticks one day so that she might make a fire in her house. On the way back, the woman passed a pond by the roadside. She looked in the pond and what she saw made her scream in horror. On the bottom of the pond lay the body of her own daughter. Somehow the girl had slipped into the water and drowned. The mother waded in and dragged the body up onto the road. But she was too late.
In her anguish the mother remembered St. Anthony and the miracles which had been worked at his tomb. Full of trust in the power of the Saint, she promised to being a remembrance to the Basilica of the Saint if life would only be restored to her daughter. As soon as the mother had finished her prayer and made her vow, the daughter started to give signs of life. With proper care the young girl recovered completely in a very short time.

Real Life Incidents and Miracles of Saint Antony of Paduva: Saint Anthony has a visitor (Jesus)


WHILE preaching in France, Anthony accepted the invitation of a nobleman to dine and spend the night in his mansion near Limoges. After the evening meal Anthony excused himself and retired to his room to pray. Some time later the lord of the house passed the friar's room and noticed a brilliant light streaming from beneath the door. When he looked through the grill in the door, the nobleman saw the vision taking place within the room.
A beautiful Child was standing on the bench at which Anthony had knelt to pray. The Infant held out His arms to the Saint. Anthony returned the invitation by clasping the Child to his heart, crying over and over, "My God! My God!" The next morning Anthony asked his host not to reveal what he had seen as long as Anthony was alive. The secret of that night was kept for ten years.


Real Life Incidents and Miracles of Saint Antony of Paduva: The Farmers Grain is Saved!


The last days of St. Anthony were passed with his friend, Count Tiso,at Camposampiero. There, on the wooded estate of the nobleman, Anthony chose a giant walnut tree as the spot where he would rest. His faithful companions, Friars Roger and Luke Belldi, built a cell of twigs in the branches of the tree as a shelter for the Saint. People came to hear St. Anthony. To get to his cell they tramped through the property of a neighboring farmer who had planted the field in grain. The press of many feet were ruining the almost ripened grain. The farmer complained to the Saint who comforted him, and told him to come back the next day to harvest his grain. The farmer did as he was told. When he returned the next day, he saw with amazement every bit of grain quite erect and fully ripe for the harvest.


Real Life Incidents and Miracles of Saint Antony of Paduva: SAINT ANTHONY WHOM THE INFANT SO MUCH LOVED...


GRANT TOM WHAT HE ASKS OF THEE

Ask God to grant Tom, the barber, a bountiful harvest restoring all as HE did for the farmer.

I ASK GOD TO GIVE TOM A LONG AND PROSPEROUS LIFE WITH TERRY IN THE HOME I BELIEVE GOD HAS PROMISED
HELP THOU MY UNBELIEF!

Tagged in:
Antony, Saint antony, Saint Antony of Paduva, Real Life Incidents and Miracles of Saint Antony of Paduva, Real Life Incidents and Miracles of Saint Antony of Paduva, Real Life Incidents and Miracles of Saint Antony of Paduva, Real Life Incidents and Miracles of Saint Antony of Paduva


You can read Funny Jokes, Funny Stories, Love Stories, Poems, Love Poems, Life Incidents, Life Experiences, Blogger Tips and Tricks, Computer Tips and tricks and Learn Ways to Make Money Online free fast no scams, How to Add and Share Bookmark with the ease of a click, English Grammar Lessons and the Like on Vastreader.blogspot.com. Vastreader.blogspot.com is for you.
  • Press Ctrl+d to Bookmark the page (vastreader.blogspot.com).
  • Press Ctrl + S to Save the Page.
  • Subscribe for our Updates through Email.
  • Follow us on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, youtube, Linkedin, through Email and the like.

Sharing is Caring! Share This...

Share your Jokes, Stories, Tips, Tricks, Life Experience to vastreaders through contact form or send to 1001waysonline.vast@blogger.com. All the best for your Life! Live Happily and Joyfully! Help People! Have good Time! Useful Links:




Link this Page:
Just Copy, Paste the text. After pasting the text, check the link by clicking.

Page Title: Vastreader: Jokes, Stories, Money, Blogger, Computer, Grammar, Add Share Bookmark: General Articles
Page Url: http://vastreader.blogspot.com/search/label/General%20Articles
Press Crtl + D to Bookmark this Page.
Press Ctrl + S to Save this Page.




No comments :

Sharing is Caring! Share this...



Real Life Incidents of Saint Mother Teresa: Remember Small Things:


Some of my sisters work in Australia. On a reservation, among the Aborigines, there was an elderly man. I can assure you that you have never seen a situation as difficult as that poor old man's. He was completely ignored by everyone. His home was disordered and dirty.

I told him, "Please, let me clean your house, wash your clothes, and make your bed." He answered, "I'm okay like this. Let it be."

I said again, "You will be still better if you allow me to do it."

He finally agreed. So I was able to clean his house and wash his clothes. I discovered a beautiful lamp, covered with dust. Only God knows how many years had passed since he last lit it.

I said to him, "Don't you light your lamp? Don't you ever use it?"

Real Life Incidents of Saint Mother Teresa: Remember Small Things
Real Life Incidents of Saint Mother Teresa: Remember Small Things


He answered, "No. No one comes to see me. I have no need to light it. Who would I light it for?"

I asked, "Would you light it every night if the sisters came?"

He replied, "Of course."

From that day on the sisters committed themselves to visiting him every evening. We cleaned the lamp, and the sisters would light it every evening.

Two years passed. I had completely forgotten that man. He sent this message: "Tell my friend that the light she lit in my life continues to shine still."

I thought it was a very small thing. We often neglect small things.


You can read Funny Jokes, Funny Stories, Love Stories, Poems, Love Poems, Life Incidents, Life Experiences, Blogger Tips and Tricks, Computer Tips and tricks and Learn Ways to Make Money Online free fast no scams, How to Add and Share Bookmark with the ease of a click, English Grammar Lessons and the Like on Vastreader.blogspot.com. Vastreader.blogspot.com is for you.
  • Press Ctrl+d to Bookmark the page (vastreader.blogspot.com).
  • Press Ctrl + S to Save the Page.
  • Subscribe for our Updates through Email.
  • Follow us on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, youtube, Linkedin, through Email and the like.

Sharing is Caring! Share This...

Share your Jokes, Stories, Tips, Tricks, Life Experience to vastreaders through contact form or send to 1001waysonline.vast@blogger.com. All the best for your Life! Live Happily and Joyfully! Help People! Have good Time! Useful Links:




Link this Page:
Just Copy, Paste the text. After pasting the text, check the link by clicking.

Page Title: Vastreader: Jokes, Stories, Money, Blogger, Computer, Grammar, Add Share Bookmark: General Articles
Page Url: http://vastreader.blogspot.com/search/label/General%20Articles
Press Crtl + D to Bookmark this Page.
Press Ctrl + S to Save this Page.




No comments :

Sharing is Caring! Share this...



Real Life Incidents of St. John Vianney, Patron of Parish Priests (1786-1859):

The Secret of His Holiness – A Lesson for Priests and Parents Alike

Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney was a religious personality of unusual force. To the incomparable exclusion of everything else he addressed himself to the greater honor and glory of God and the salvation of souls. He accepted his obligation to holiness at an early age, and it took complete possession of him. Every word he uttered was spoken out of the world of religiousness. He brought to a conclusion an achievement which it would be hard for anyone to imitate. From this man there emanated an influence which cannot be overlooked, and the results of which cannot be contested.


St. John Vianney’s mother was a woman of great piety, and she led him into the way of religion at an early age. “I owe a debt to my mother,” he said, and added, “virtues go easily from mothers into the hearts of their children, who willingly do what they see being done.” He was a good-natured boy, with blue eyes and brown hair. In spite of his lively disposition, he admitted much later on in life that “when I was young, I did not know evil. I was first acquainted with it in the confessional, from the mouths of sinners.”

Real Life Incidents of St. John Vianney, Patron of Parish Priests
Real Life Incidents of St. John Vianney, Patron of Parish Priests


It was only after much toil and trouble that St. John Vianney was admitted to the priesthood. At the age of 20, he was having great difficulty in his studies for the priesthood. Mathias Loras, perhaps the most intelligent of Jean-Marie’s fellow seminarians, who was assigned to help him in his lessons, was of a nervous and excitable temperament. One day his patience was exhausted by the sheer incapacity of the big young man, and he boxed his ears before all the others. Jean-Marie was also excitable, but he knelt down before the boy of twelve who had treated him so outrageously and humbly asked his forgiveness. Mathias had a golden heart. Suddenly he felt smitten with grief and, his face bathed in tears, he threw himself into the arms of Jean-Marie who was still on his knees. This incident marked the beginning of an abiding friendship. Mathias Loras subsequently became a missionary in the United States, and eventually Bishop of Dubuque, but never could he forget the action of Jean-Marie and the accent with which he spoke on that occasion.


In his assignment as parish priest of Ars, St. John achieved something which many priests would like to have done, but which is scarcely granted to any. Not over night, but little by little, the tiny hamlet underwent a change. The people of Ars were unable to remain aloof for long from the grace which radiated from the remarkable personality of their priest. When a man attacks inveterate disorders and popular vices, he challenges opposition. St. John was not unprepared – he knew the enemy would raise his head. “If a priest is determined not to lose his soul,” he exclaimed, “so soon as any disorder arises in the parish, he must trample underfoot all human considerations as well as the fear of the contempt and hatred of his people. He must not allow anything to bar his way in the discharge of duty, even were he certain of being murdered on coming down from the pulpit. A pastor who wants to do his duty must keep his sword in hand at all times. Did not St. Paul himself write to the faithful of Corinth: ‘I most gladly will spend and be spent myself for your souls, although loving you more, I be loved less.’”


In his early sermons, he thundered against the prevalent vices of the village of Ars: Blasphemies, cursing, profanation of Sundays, dances and gatherings at taverns, immodest songs and conversations. “The tavern,” he would say, “is the devil’s own shop, the school where hell retails its dogmas, the market where souls are bartered, the place where families are broken up, where health is undermined, where quarrels are started and murders committed.”


Saint John Marie would never consider Ars converted until all of the 200 villagers were living up to the ten commandments of God, the six precepts of the Church and the fulfillment of their duties in life. Was this asking too much in exchange for Heaven? Complete enforcement of the third commandment took eight long years. "You labor, but what you earn proves the ruin of your soul and your body. If we ask those who work on Sunday, 'What have you been doing?' they might answer: 'I have been selling my soul to the devil and crucifying our Lord... I am doomed to hell...' When I behold people driving carts on Sunday, it seems to me I see them carting their souls to Hell."


Undoubtedly though, the most heinous crime in the eyes of this saint, the one that made him weep whenever he heard it or spoke against it, was the taking of the most Holy Name of Jesus in vain. He used to say that it was an astounding miracle that people who did this were not struck dead on the spot. But he warned them, "If the sin of blasphemy is rampant in your home, it will surely perish." Modesty was absolutely required, not only when in church but at all times – no low necks or bare arms.


It took St. John Vianney ten whole years to renew Ars, but the community changed so noticeably and to such an extent that it was observed even by outsiders. There was no more working on Sundays, the church was filled more and more every year, and drunkenness fell off. In the end the taverns had to close their doors since they had no more customers; and even domestic squabbles abated. Honesty became the principal characteristic. "Ars is no longer Ars," as St. John Vianney himself wrote; for it had undergone a fundamental change. Under his guidance the little village became a community of pious people, to whom all his labors were directed. He delighted in teaching the children their catechism and he did this daily. After a while the grown-ups came too and he found that those who were children during the Revolution were in complete ignorance of their religious duties. He taught the people love for the rosary and wanted everyone to carry one around at all times. It is truly astounding to reflect upon what St. John Vianney, with a staff of trained assistants, was able to achieve in the village in the space of a few years. What an immense amount of endeavor underlay his work will best be appreciated by anyone who has had to convert only a few drunkards to sanity.


Jean-Marie sanctified himself whilst at work in the field or in the house. The supernatural world was ever present to him, but for all that he was neither a slacker nor a dreamer, his being a healthy and active temperament. “O what a beautiful thing it is to do all things in union with the good God!” he would say. “Courage, my soul, if you work with God, you shall, indeed, do the work, but He will bless it. You shall walk and He will bless your steps. Everything shall be taken account of – the forgoing of a look, of some gratification – all shall be recorded. There are people who make capital out of everything, even the winter. If it is cold they offer their little sufferings to God. Oh! What a beautiful thing it is to offer oneself, each morning, as a victim to God!”


In letters of consolation to a cousin, Frère Chalovet, whom obedience had sent to the Hotel-Dieu of Lyons and who was greatly tempted, he wrote: “My good friend, I write these lines in haste to tell you not to leave, in spite of all the trials that the good God wishes you to endure. Take courage! Heaven is rich enough to reward you. Remember that the evils of this world are the lot of good Christians. You are going through a kind of martyrdom. But what a happiness for you to be a martyr of charity! Do not lose so beautiful a crown. ‘Blessed are they that suffer persecution for my sake,’ says Jesus Christ, our model. Farewell, my most dear friend. Persevere along the way on which you have so happily entered and we shall see each other again in heaven...” “Courage my good cousin! Soon we shall see it, our beautiful heaven. Soon there will be no more cross for us! What divine bliss! To see that good Jesus Who has loved us so much and Who will make us so happy!”


Often when the Curé was returning to Ars from missionary expeditions, Mayor Mandy, who was anxious about the safety of his holy pastor, would send his son Antoine to accompany him on his journey home. “Even amid the snows and cold of winter,” Antoine afterwards related, “we rarely took the shortest and best road. M. le Curé had invariably to visit some sick person. Yet the tramp never seemed really long, for the servant of God well knew how to shorten it by relating most interesting episodes from the lives of the saints. If I happened to make some remark about the sharpness of the cold or the ruggedness of the roads, he was always ready with an answer: ‘My friend, the saints have suffered far more; let us offer it all to the good God.’ When he ceased from speaking of holy things we began the Rosary. Even today I still cherish the memory of those holy conversations.”


St. John Vianney had loved Mary from the cradle. As a priest he had exerted all his energy in spreading her glory. To convince themselves of it, the pilgrims had but to look at the small statues of her that adorned the front of every house in the village. In each home there was also a colored picture of the Mother of God, presented and signed by M. le Curé. In 1814 he had erected a large statue of Mary Immaculate on the pediment of his church. Eight years earlier, on May 1, 1836, he had dedicated his parish to Mary Conceived Without Sin. The picture which perpetuates this consecration, says Catherine Lassagne, is placed at the entrance to our Lady’s Chapel. Shortly afterwards he ordered a heart to be made, in vermeil (color), which is, even to this day, suspended from the neck of the miraculous Virgin. This heart contains the names of all the parishioners of Ars, written on a white silk ribbon. On the feasts of Our Lady, Communions were numerous, and the church was never empty. On the evenings of those festivals the nave and the side chapels could barely contain the congregation, for no one wished to miss M. Vianney's homily in honor of Our Blessed Lady. The hearers were enthralled by the enthusiasm with which he spoke of the holiness, the power, and the love of the Mother of God.


The explanation of this mysterious transformation of the village of Ars can only be grasped in the remarkable manner that this simple priest realized that a man must always begin with himself, and that even the rebirth of a community can only be achieved by its renewing itself. We must expect nothing of men which is not already embodied within them. On the basis of this perception St. John Vianney set to work, in the first place, upon himself, so that he could attain the ideal which he demanded of his parishioners in his own person. He took his own religious obligations with the greatest seriousness, and did not care whether the people noticed this or not. And finally the inhabitants of Ars said to each other: "Our priest always does what he says himself; he practices what he preaches. Never have we seen him allow himself any form of relaxation."


The priest of Ars subjected himself to a strict fast. In this way he sought to reduce the requirements of his life to minimum. One meal sufficed him for the whole day. He abstained from alcohol except wine at holy Mass and normally ate only a little black bread and one or two potatoes cooked in water: he would prepare sufficient of these to last him the whole week, keeping them in an earthenware pan, and often they were covered with a coating of mold. Frequently he fasted for a whole day until, overcome, he would collapse from physical weakness. In view of this mode of life he had no need, of course, of a housekeeper – apart from the fact that his house stood almost empty anyway. Since he considered that his self-mortification was all too inadequate, he had a special penitential garment made, which he wore next to his skin, and which, by reason of the constant friction against his body, was soon stained a reddish brown. For the most part he slept on a bare mattress when he was not sleeping on a bundle of wood down in the cellar.


St. John Vianney’s assiduity in the confessional and the hardships entailed thereby would, of themselves, have sufficed to raise him to high sanctity. However, he thirsted for mortifications as others thirst for pleasure, and he never had his fill of penance. He laid on himself the sacrifice never to enjoy the fragrance of a flower, never to taste fruit nor to drink, were it only a few drops of water, during the height of the summer heat. He would not brush away a fly that importuned him. When on his knees he would not rest his elbows on the kneeling bench. He had made a law unto himself never to show any dislike, and to hide all natural repugnances. He mortified the most legitimate curiosity: thus he never expressed so much as a wish to see the railway which passed by Ars at a distance of a few kilometers, and which daily brought him so many visitors. During the whole of his priestly life he never indulged in any light reading, not even that of a newspaper. The Annals of the Propagation of the Faith are the only periodical that he ever perused.


Regarding mortification, he once said, “My friend, the devil is not greatly afraid of the discipline and other instruments of penance. That which beats him is the curtailment of one’s food, drink and sleep. There is nothing the devil fears more, consequently, nothing is more pleasing to God. Oh! How often have I experienced it! Whilst I was alone – and I was alone during eight or nine years, and therefore quite free to yield to my attraction – it happened at times that I refrained from food for entire days. On those occasions I obtained, both for myself and for others, whatsoever I asked of Almighty God.”


St. John Vianney read much and often the lives of the saints, and became so impressed by their holy lives that he wanted for himself and others to follow their wonderful examples. The ideal of holiness enchanted him. This was the theme which underlay his sermons. “We must practice mortification. For this is the path which all the Saints have followed,” he said from the pulpit. He placed himself in that great tradition which leads the way to holiness through personal sacrifice. “If we are not now saints, it is a great misfortune for us: therefore we must be so. As long as we have no love in our hearts, we shall never be Saints.” The Saint, to him, was not an exceptional man before whom we should marvel, but a possibility which was open to all Catholics. Unmistakably did he declare in his sermons that “to be a Christian and to live in sin is a monstrous contradiction. A Christian must be holy.” With his Christian simplicity he had clearly thought much on these things and understood them by divine inspiration, while they are usually denied to the understanding of educated men.


The conversion of the whole parish was too unusual an occurrence for it to remain unknown. From the year 1827, there began the famous stream of pilgrims to Ars. People went to Ars from all parts of France, from Belgium, from England and even from America. The principal motive which led all these crowds of pilgrims to the priest of Ars was purely the desire for him to hear their confession and to receive spiritual counsel from him. They were driven to his thronged confessional by the longing to meet once and for all the priest who knew all about the reality of the soul. The priest of Ars possessed the ability to see the human soul in its nakedness, freed of its body. This grace is only rarely bestowed on men. He never put his nose into the spiritual affairs of other people. He was entirely free from inquisitiveness. Like St. Francis de Sales, he had the gift of "seeing everything and not looking at anyone." In confessing people this holy man, who had a fundamental knowledge of sin, strove after one thing only – to save souls. This was his ardent desire, and for the sake of it he suffered all the tortures of his daylong confinement in the confessional. This great saint heard confessions from 13 to 17 hours a day, and could tell a penitent's sins even when they were withheld. In order to save souls one must be possessed of that holy love of men which consumed the priest of Ars. He would often weep in the confessional and when he was asked why he wept, he would reply: "My friend, I weep because you do not weep."


“The great miracle of the Curé d'Ars,” someone has said, “was his confessional, besieged day and night.” It might be said with equal truth that his greatest miracle was the conversion of sinners: “I have seen numerous and remarkable ones,” the Abbé Raymond assures us, “and they form the most beautiful chapter of the life of the Curé d'Ars. ‘Oh, my friend,’ he often told me, 'only at the last judgment will it become known how many souls have here found their salvation.’” “In reality,” Jeanne-Marie Chanay writes, “he made but small account of miraculous cures. ‘The body is so very little,’ he used to repeat. That which truly filled him with joy was the return of souls to God.” How many occasions he had for such joy! M. Prosper des Garets relates: “I asked him one day how many big sinners he had converted in the course of the year. ‘Over seven hundred,’ was his reply.” Hence it is easy to understand the wish expressed by a Curé who made the pilgrimage to Ars: “Those of my parishioners who go to M. Vianney become models. I wish I could take my whole parish to him.”


One day, under the pretext of sending him on an errand, the Baronne de Belvey dispatched to M. Vianney a hardened sinner, who only set foot in the church at Christmas and Easter. It would seem that he had not been to confession since his first Communion. “How long is it since you were last at Confession?”, M. le Curé asked. “Oh, forty years.” “Forty-four,” the saint replied. The man took a pencil and made a hasty calculation on the plastering of the wall. “Yes, it is quite true,” he admitted, overcome with amazement. The sinner was converted and died a good death.


St. John Vianney possessed the gift of being able to understand the soul of a man in an instant, and, without any lengthy explanations, to feel at once what spiritual trouble was afflicting it. He had a clear sighted vision which often enabled him to foretell to a man what would happen to him in the future. This gift of God overpowered the people who visited his confessional, and to whom he granted a word of pardon. The words and advice of the Curé were like darts; they penetrated deeply. He said little, but his little was enough. To a priest who complained about the indifference of people in his parish, St. John Vianney answered: "You have preached, you have prayed, but have you fasted? Have you taken the discipline (a self imposed scourge)? Have you slept on the floor? So long as you have done none of these things, you have no right to complain." To a mother of a large family, who was expecting another child, he said with fatherly kindness and consideration: "Be comforted, my child. If you only knew the women who will go to Hell because they did not bring into the world the children they should have given to it."


Miracles are signs of divine approval, though sanctity may exist without them. Had he wrought not a single miracle, the Curé d'Ars would yet call for our admiration. His life was in itself a daily prodigy. Ribadeneira, writing of St. Bernard in that volume of the Lives of the Saints which the Curé d'Ars was forever reading, says that “the Abbot of Clairvaux was himself the first and greatest of all his miracles.” This sentiment of the old hagiographer has been reechoed with no less felicity by one of M. Vianney's contemporaries – namely, the worthy Jean Peretinand, the village schoolmaster, who was likewise the saint's friend and his occasional nurse. “The most arduous, most extraordinary and most prodigious work that the Curé d'Ars accomplished was his own life.” And his neighbor of Fareins, the Abbé Dubouis, declares that “without supernatural assistance M. Vianney would have sunk under the crushing weight of his work.” “It is humanly inconceivable that, for the space of thirty years, he should have been equal to a task under the weight of which any other priest, however strong he might have been, would have quickly succumbed," says Canon Gardette. “He was visibly helped by God,” is the attestation of Père Faivre. In conclusion we quote the opinion of one of the physicians who attended the holy Curé: “Knowing, as I do, his mode of life, I look upon his existence as extraordinary and beyond the range of a natural explanation,” was the verdict of Doctor Michel, of Coligny. Hence we may conclude in the words of Paul Bourget: “No, the era of miracles is not over, but to produce them saints are required – and they are too few.”


In the Process of his canonization, Mgr. Mermod, who was Curé of Gex at the time, relates the following incident: “An incorrigible drunkard of Chaleins, my former parish, was converted by M. Vianney. During the three years that he lived afterwards that man never drank a drop of wine, and led an exemplary life. Now a striking thing happened. One day the good man called at the priest's residence; he was quite well, yet he wished to go to confession, giving as his reason that he was going to die. As he persisted in his request, I gave him absolution and Holy Communion. An hour later he was dead.”


Mlle. Claudine Venet, of Viregneux, a small village of the canton of Saint-Galmier, in the Loire, was taken to Ars on February 1, 1850. In consequence of an attack of brain fever, she had become completely deaf and blind. M. Vianney had never seen her; no one had introduced her to him. On that February 1, she happened to be standing outside the church as he went by. Without speaking a word, he took her hand, led her into the sacristy and made her kneel down in the confessional. He had hardly given her his blessing when her sight and hearing returned. It seemed to her that she had awakened from a long dream. After her confession, the servant of God made the following amazing prophecy: “Your eyes are healed, but you will become deaf for another twelve years. It is God's will that it should be so!” On leaving the sacristy, Claudine Venet felt her ears closing once more. As a matter of fact, she could no longer hear anything. The infirmity lasted twelve years as foretold on this February 1, 1850. Calm and resigned, enjoying the sight that had been restored to her, the stricken woman awaited the day of her deliverance. Great was her emotion when, on January 18, 1862, she felt perfectly cured.


In 1854, a girl of Montchanin (Saone-et-Loire) of the name of Farnier, came to Ars to beg from M. Vianney the cure of her paralyzed leg. “My child,” the saint told her, “you disobey your mother far too often, and answer her back in a disrespectful manner. If you wish the good God to cure you, you must correct that ugly defect. Oh! what a task lies before you! But remember one thing: you will indeed get well, but by degrees, according as you try to correct that defect.” As soon as Mlle. Farnier returned home she endeavored to show more obedience and respect to her mother. Her crippled leg, which had been four inches shorter than the other, insensibly grew longer, and at the end of a few years her infirmity had wholly vanished.


His cousin, Marguerite Humbert, came one day to beg his prayers for one of her little daughters who was dangerously ill. “She is ripe for heaven,” he said without hesitation. “As for you, my cousin, you need crosses to make you think of God.”


Françoise Lebeau, a poor girl of Saint-Martin-de-Commune in the Saoneet-Loire, had become quite blind. She went with her mother on a pilgrimage to Ars. They begged their bread the whole way and slept in stables or sheds. To this poor girl M. Vianney did not fear to disclose something of the divine mystery of suffering, for his inspired gaze had fathomed her valiant spirit. “My child,” he said, “you can be cured, but if the good God restores your sight, your salvation will be less assured; if, on the contrary, you consent to keep your infirmity, you will go to heaven, and I even guarantee that you will have a high place there.” The blind girl understood; she no longer asked for a cure and left Ars in a state of perfect resignation to God's will. Nor had M. Vianney the courage to pity the mothers whose children died in infancy. “I had the misfortune to lose one of my children aged five years,” relates Mme. des Garets. “This is what M. Vianney replied to my brother-in-law who brought the news to him: ‘Happy mother, happy child! What a grace for both of them! How is it that this innocent little one has merited that its time of probation should have been shortened, to enable it to enter so soon into eternal bliss?’”


Even in the purely material order Ars appeared to be under a special protection. “I have heard my mother say,” Madeleine Mandy-Scripiot relates, “that since 1825, the year she came to live in the parish, until the death of M. Vianney, there never was a hailstorm. She ascribed this protection to the merits of the servant of God, the more so as he himself was in the habit of asking for prayers that we might be spared the scourge. “ “It has been remarked, “ Mlle. Marthe des Garets adds, “that during the whole time of his ministry at Ars (41 years) no damage was ever done by storms.”


Other supernatural favors also – such as are met with in the lives of the greatest mystics – fell to the lot of the Curé d'Ars. Thus he received in a plentiful measure the gift of tears. According to St. Teresa, these tears spring from a sentiment of ineffable tenderness towards God, or from the interior martyrdom endured by the soul when it sees God being offended. “Those tears are caused by God and shed in ecstasy,” Lacordaire writes. M. Vianney could never speak of sin and sinners without shedding tears. He sobbed all the time he was making the Stations of the Cross. When he distributed Holy Communion, tears would often trickle down upon his chasuble. In the last years of his life in particular, he could never preach about the Eucharist, the goodness and love of God, the happiness of heaven – those were his favorite topics – without being stopped by his tears.


Those who were in the closest contact with him, those who were most intimate with him were the first to proclaim his sanctity. “They never discovered in his conduct a deliberate venial sin,” says a priest of Ars. We have testimony of the Abbe Louis Beau, Curé of Jasans, who knew the saint more intimately than anyone else as he was his confessor during the last thirteen years of his life: “I do not think that he slackened his effort for as much as a day. He discharged his duties as a priest and pastor with admirable delicacy of conscience and he persevered until death in a strict fulfillment of all his duties. 


I particularly noticed the manner in which he made the sign of the cross, recited grace before meals and the Ave Maria when the hour struck. I am still deeply moved by the remembrance of what I witnessed on those occasions. With what angelic piety he recited his Breviary! I cannot find words to express myself. I do not think it is possible to go any further in the practice of heroic virtues. When I read the Lives of the Saints I fail to discover in them anything exceeding that which I have witnessed in M. le Curé d’Ars. He was surrounded by a halo of sanctity. I cannot express with how much veneration and respect for his person he inspired me. It is my opinion that he had preserved the grace of his baptism, and to that grace he was constantly adding by the eminent sanctity of his life.”


On Aug. 4, 1859, Fr. John Vianney gave up his soul to God. He had been parish priest of Ars for 41 years. In 1925, he received the highest honor of the Church by being canonized and placed in the index of the Saints. Today over 500,000 people visit every year this simple farming town where they come to see the incorrupt body of one of the greatest saints in the history of the Church. The life of St. John Vianney is the story of a humble and holy man who barely succeeded in becoming a priest, but who converted thousands of sinners.


You can read Funny Jokes, Funny Stories, Love Stories, Poems, Love Poems, Life Incidents, Life Experiences, Blogger Tips and Tricks, Computer Tips and tricks and Learn Ways to Make Money Online free fast no scams, How to Add and Share Bookmark with the ease of a click, English Grammar Lessons and the Like on Vastreader.blogspot.com. Vastreader.blogspot.com is for you.
  • Press Ctrl+d to Bookmark the page (vastreader.blogspot.com).
  • Press Ctrl + S to Save the Page.
  • Subscribe for our Updates through Email.
  • Follow us on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, youtube, Linkedin, through Email and the like.

Sharing is Caring! Share This...

Share your Jokes, Stories, Tips, Tricks, Life Experience to vastreaders through contact form or send to 1001waysonline.vast@blogger.com. All the best for your Life! Live Happily and Joyfully! Help People! Have good Time! Useful Links:




Link this Page:
Just Copy, Paste the text. After pasting the text, check the link by clicking.

Page Title: Vastreader: Jokes, Stories, Money, Blogger, Computer, Grammar, Add Share Bookmark: General Articles
Page Url: http://vastreader.blogspot.com/search/label/General%20Articles
Press Crtl + D to Bookmark this Page.
Press Ctrl + S to Save this Page.




No comments :

Sharing is Caring! Share this...



Interesting Real Life Incidents and Facts about Saint Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa has moved far beyond her human existence to become a legend and a symbol. The deceased humanitarian still stands today for compassion and infinite goodness, she is particularly invoked by those pleading for charity to the poor. Pope John Paul II beatified her in 2003, which was considered a very swift decision because it was only six years after her death. He was heavily influenced by her popularity not just among Roman Catholics but among many religious and nonreligious people who all admired her for the work she did. She’s had her share of criticism and her legacy continues to face controversy as any public figure but it’s important to remember that many people base their opinions only on a small percent of who she was as well as what she did. Knowing the facts of Mother Teresa's life and understanding their context is the only way to truly appreciate her, these 15 interesting facts should help shed some light.

Mother Teresa's humantarian efforts still go on today through her legacy
Interesting Real Life Incidents and Facts about Saint Mother Teresa


Her Name Comes From Her Patron Saint
Mother Teresa was born with the name Agnes Gonxha Bajaxhiu on August 26, 1910 in  a region in Albania called Skopje, Macedonia. The name ‘Teresa’ was one she took for herself upon taking her orders to become a nun in 1931; she chose it to honor her patron saint, St. Therese of Lisieux. St. Therese is the patron saint of missionaries, florists, Australia, AID's sufferers, those who have lost parents and people with tuberculosis.
St. Therese was a strong influence on Mother Teresa through her entire life and was a wise choice of patron saint; St. Therese was the main reason that Mother Teresa chose to begin as a nun in a convent in Ireland. Mother Teresa suffered the loss of her parents over her life, devoted herself to mission work and supported the care of poor AIDs patients at a time when the Catholic Church’s well known stance was that AID's was not simply a disease but a result of sin.
Skopje, Macedonia
Mother Teresa was born in Skopje, Macedonia, which belonged to Albania

St. Therese
St. Therese was Mother Teresa's patron saint

She Realized Her Vocation as a Child
Nikola Bojaxhiu
Nikola Bojaxhiu was Mother Teresa's father
Mother Teresa was born to a wealthy Albanian family with a father, Nikola Bojaxhiu, who was a successful merchant and a political activist. Catholics were a minority in their area, so she and her siblings began their education in Catholic schools but were placed into state schools later. When Agnes' father died the family had few connections to rely on; that is why her mother kept the children close to the church to strengthen their faith. They church helped them to promote hospitality and charity to the poor, despite the fact that the family became poor themselves due to a loss of status.
Agnes had a strong interest in missionaries as a child and a childhood friend described her in the New York Times as always being serious as well as contemplative with a lot of scruples. When she was 12 she decided to do mission work and at the age of 18 she left for the Sisters of Loreto convent in Rathfamham, Ireland. Though she did insist she felt called to the work becoming a nun was also a conscious choice for her. She knew she wanted a life of service and to help others, especially through education. It was her belief that the church would provide that opportunity for her, though she may not have known how far it would go.
Young Agnes
Mother Teresa was born to a wealthy family

She Never Saw Her Family After Leaving for India
Her mother and sister are buried in Albania, she visited their graves often in her declining years before her own death when she was buried there too. She devoted care to their graves and oversaw the repositioning of one so that mother as well as daughter could be closer in their resting place.
Mother Teresa took her orders in Ireland but not long after was transferred to the Sisters of Loreto in India. Her mother always supported her work, despite being shocked by the idea of her youngest daughter doing long term mission work so far away. It took her mother only one day to give approval when Teresa initially advised her mother of her plan. Her brother didn’t support the decision, being young at the time, and angrily argued with her in letters about her choice; he couldn't understanding why someone would choose a life of chastity as well as poverty. Her brother has a military career at the time and she used his career to explain that he was serving a king of a couple million subjects; she was serving the king of “the whole world”.
Sisters of Loreto, Darjeeling, India
Mother Teresa took her orders in Ireland but not long after was transferred to the Sisters of Loreto in India

Mother Teresa's Grave
Mother Teresa's tomb is in Calcutta, India


She Built Homes
One of the aspects of poverty Mother Teresa tackled was homelessness; she began her work in places like the Calcutta slums where illness often meant being forced into the streets because the inability to work with high medical bills keep individuals and families from paying for housing. There were orphaned children as well that ended up as street urchins because no guardians were in place.
Mother Teresa and her many assistants built houses along with nursing homes; this provided hospice services for the terminal, shelter for the sick as well as a roof over the heads of many orphans all over the world. The New York Times article on her life mentions that she built places for those with leprosy and other socially shunned conditions; the care in many places was still meager but patients were jubilant to simply not be on the streets anymore. Mother Teresa recognized that having a place to call home is a basic comfort and attempted to give that to as many as she could.
Mother Teresa's Home, Nirmal Hriday,(Home for the Dying), Calcutta, India
Men's ward at Mother Teresa's Home - Nirmal Hriday,(Home for the Dying), Kalighat/ Calcutta, INDIA

She taught children
When Mother Teresa began her time in India, her convent’s assignment had been teaching wealthy children in private schools and this experience as a teacher was something she took with her to the streets. Along with providing housing for orphans, she began to teach many children in the slums with very little equipment available. Mother Teresa taught them to read and write by drawing in the dirt with sticks, which was an ancient teaching method.
Mother Teresa taught children important basics in addition to formal educational, such as:  hygiene, something that was lacking in many poor areas from ignorance and inaccessibility of supplies. She would work with many of the families of her students to provide for the needs they mentioned to her in whatever ways she could, understanding that cleanliness could help them prevent diseases and help them lead longer as well as healthier lives.
Mother Teresa taught children
Mother Teresa taught children of all social classes


She Won the Nobel Peace Prize
 According to many sources, Mother Teresa won over 100 separate prizes for her work but her most famous honor was the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. She refused the traditional Nobel banquet that is hosted for most recipients as a celebration and insisted that the $192,000 usually budgeted to fund the dinner be donated to charities that help the poor she was living as well as working among.
The Nobel Peace Prize is one of the five categories of honor instituted by Nobel himself when he created the prizes and the Peace prize is awarded to someone based on their ability to promote brotherhood as well as influence demilitarization.. There is varying speculation on why he made the idea of peace equal to physics, chemistry, medicine and literature but he considered it is just as important as a human’s fundamental right to academic pursuits. Some have argued that Mother Teresa’s work did not qualify her in the way the award is intended but the overseeing board in Norway stands by its decision, citing that the definition left by Nobel is open ended and the way Mother Teresa’s work still inspires others today supports the choice.
Mother Teresa receiving Nobel Peace Prize
Mother Teresa receiving Nobel Peace Prize

She Gave Up Her Convent for Service
As mentioned before, Mother Teresa began her work in India at a wealthy girls’ school called St. Mary’s. Her time in the city of Calcutta quickly drew her eyes from her work; she was upset by the poverty she saw throughout the city over her 15 years there. Meditating on these difficulties brought her to a moment in 1946 where she claims to have heard a calling about what she should do for the poor; she traveled to Darjeeling for a retreat and crystallized her desire to give up what she had to serve Christ in the slums.
Fully realizing her vision took determination and over the course of two years, she took a nursing course to educate herself on the areas she would be going into then applied to the archdiocese as well as her own convent for permission to begin her mission. The Sisters of Loreto granted her request to leave the order while retaining her vows and the Archbishop of Calcutta allowed her to live as well as work among the poverty stricken as a representative of the church. Mother Teresa chose a plain white sari and sandals over a traditional habit to better integrate herself with the people she would be working with then she moved to a small rental. Her life became much harder because she lost the comforts of the convent and the financial support she had received there, she had to rely on donations along with her own faith to see her work through.
Mother Teresa's house Calcutta, India
Mother Teresa lived in Calcutta Inda with the people she helped

She Kept a Pope Waiting
Her work paid off and she gained attention from church leaders who started calling on her, support finally came in. She still remained true to her professed values and put her mission work above all. The Hindustan Times speaks of an incident in 1965 when Pope Paul VI came to visit her in India; she informed him she was too busy with her work among the poor to meet with him. The pope was impressed with her dedication and declared his commitment to helping her with her cause, which included giving her the Lincoln he had been riding around in for his trip. She accepted the gift then auctioned it off to raise monetary funds for the people she was helping.
She later meet with him and his successors up until her death in 1997 but no matter who she was around, her attitude remained the same. She believed that the poor deserved everyone’s focus and blessing, that honoring their needs was more important than honoring authority as well as power.
Mother Teresa kept Pope Paul IV waiting


She Was Staunchly Pro-Life
You might think it unusual for someone so liberally involved with social work to speak out against abortion and contraceptives but Mother Teresa did both. In a speech later reported by the Catholic News Agency, Mother Teresa stated she believed abortion to be a “destroyer of peace” that keeps future parents from taking responsibility and learning to love. She felt that the availability of abortion along with birth control cheapened the value of human creation and eroded family values in the West. She went so far as to express her concern that these issues were what affected behaviors of the young, particularly leading to drug use and poor relationship interactions.
You may be wondering how this coincided with her working among poor people unable to afford their own care, yet alone more children. She considered unborn babies “the weakest of the weak” and called on others to care for expectant mothers as well as infants,  her suggested remedy for not being able to take care of a child was adoption. Many have been criticized for taking this stance then doing nothing to actually support their cause but she spent her life actively working with orphans and attempting to care for them herself with housing, food as well as education when she could not place them with families.
Mother Teresa helping children
Mother Teresa helped children

She faced personal doubt in her beliefs
Such a megalith of faith, like Mother Teresa, can bring feelings of shame on believers who feel themselves inadequate in comparison, both in actions and faith. If Mother Teresa makes you feel like that, whatever your convictions are, take to heart that she expressed many doubts and agonized over her religious life. The UK Daily Mail reports from correspondence collected over Mother Teresa's lifetime that she faced many doubts about God and couldn’t always feel his presence in her life as strongly as she felt she should; she blamed herself for the misery this caused her.
This could be one more impetus that drove her to work with the needy because it fulfilled her own need to be closer to God through good works. It appears that her faith may not have always gone the way she wanted it to because it would be difficult to believe in a merciful and loving God  the way that she did when situated in an area where there was so much suffering. Instead of giving up, she let that struggle be a fact of her life and never let it be a stumbling block in her mission work.
Mother Teresa questioned her faith at times
There were times when Mother Teresa questioned her faith


She lived a strict life of discipline
One of the nuns who worked with Mother Teresa, Susan Shields, has gained notoriety in publicizing what she considers the truth of the beatified humanitarian. Susan claims that many donations that Mother Teresa oversaw didn't seem to go to those in need, that the nun was very stubborn and insistent about how to care for the poor as well as distribute supplies, she is not convinced Mother Teresa was as altruistic as she claims. She especially points out the strictness of the humanitarians in how she treated fellow nuns by denying them many creature comforts, including:  heating, mattresses and proper seating.
It’s important to remember Mother Teresa’s background; she gave up a comfortable life twice over to do what she did, first with her father’s death when she was young and then again when she took on her public mission in the slums. She was highly influenced by her early experiences, which included watching her mother sell off much of the family’s property to pay bills and living a life of relative poverty herself when being taught to help others. She returned to this state and then some when she left the sisterhood order in the early years of her work. Shields also said that Mother Teresa claimed this kind of life would make them more “holy” and she decries this as a cover in Teresa’s mind but it very well could have been her convicted belief, for good or bad. She lived very close to those she worked for and made decisions that were frugal to the extreme of being disconcerting, selling off nearly everything she was gifted for money that went to her work, despite receiving comfortable modern medical care at the end of her life.
Mother Teresa lived a strict life of morals
Mother Teresa lived a strict life with morals

Founded the Mission of Charity
Mother Teresa did not remain alone in her work; word began to spread about what she was doing and many other volunteers showed up to help over time. She officially founded the Mission of Charity in 1950, which is a ministry dedicated to those deemed a “burden” on society. She sought to care for the homeless, disabled people, the sick and anyone else she felt society shunned as “unwanted, unloved or uncared for”. This sentiment is one that is commonly professed among many religious groups but what sets Mother Teresa and those who followed her apart is that they actually took action.
There are now five active branches of the Mission of Charity, which include:  the original Sisters, the Brothers, contemplative branches of the Sisters along with the Brothers and the Fathers. The first two are out of Calcutta, the others hail from Rome and New York City; they offer support to the work that continues around the world. Mother Teresa involved laypeople with the order too, establishing the Lay Missionaries of Charity. Today, the Sisters of Missionaries of Charity alone number around 4,000 members in 131 countries.
Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India
Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India

She Attempted to Resign from Her own Mission
Last days of Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa tried to resign
Mother Teresa was considered integral to the functions of the order she founded but she knew years before her death that she could not always be a part of it and as her health began to decline, she attempted to step back to let others take leadership. In 1983, during a visit to the current pope, she suffered a heart attack. Six years later another heart attack struck and she eventually received a pacemaker. When she realized the seriousness of her condition, she resigned as head of the mission but was still voted to stay on by the well meaning board who loved her dearly.
Mother Teresa stayed on the board until March of 1997 but by this time her heart was so worn out from working that she passed away in September, with her order in the faithful hands of those she trusted.



She received a State Funeral
When Mother Teresa died in 1997, the Indian government gave her a state funeral that honored her work with the poor and needy. State Funerals in India are traditionally reserved for ministers but the President of India gets to decide if a state funeral should be given to the family of an honorable individual; the criteria is based on their service to the country and it’s not an honor lightly bestowed on anyone. The entire country is asked to mourn, the national flag may be set to half mast and the day of the funeral is considered a national holiday along with other attributes of the state funeral.
Mother Teresa was honored this way because of her diligent work with the poor and her encouragement of compassion as well as humanity among the citizens of Calcutta.
Mother Teresa's State Funeral
Mother Teresa received a state funeral in India for her work


She’s Short on Miracles
Mother Teresa was beatified in 2003 and beatification is the first step towards sainthood in the Catholic Church. Beatification allows you to openly pray to and venerate someone you believe to be a saint in Heaven. It gives this person a feast day, puts them on the Liturgical calendar in certain areas that hold them in high esteem and allows for the veneration of relics belonging to the beatified. It’s not the same as canonization and does not carry the title of “Saint”, so Mother Teresa is currently referred to formally as “The Blessed Mother Teresa”.
The process of canonization takes time, despite Mother Teresa's short beatification period, and becoming a full saint is a difficult process. For this to happen, the church requires evidence of a supernatural intercession by her on someone who venerates her and this is known as a miracle. Unlike beatification, which takes the presence of such intercession from her living works, this must take place after her beatification. With the availability of science to explain so much more phenomenon than it used to, proving a true miracle in the eyes of the church is much more difficult than it once was.
Mother Teresa was Beatified at St. Peter's Basilica
Mother Teresa was Beatified at St. Peter's Basilica

Final Words
Even if she isn’t a saint in the official sense, it was Mother Teresa’s natural works that won her the acclaim she holds even in death. It might very well be she wasn’t always what she seemed but she did a lot of good in this world and left a positive legacy for many. Even other Christians and avowed atheists have written supportive words concerning her life’s work on places as prominent as the Huffington Post. Whether she represents true goodness to you or just another hypocritical figurehead, you have to admit her biography is a fascinating study into the mind of a unique individual with a focused perspective on life.


You can read Funny Jokes, Funny Stories, Love Stories, Poems, Love Poems, Life Incidents, Life Experiences, Blogger Tips and Tricks, Computer Tips and tricks and Learn Ways to Make Money Online free fast no scams, How to Add and Share Bookmark with the ease of a click, English Grammar Lessons and the Like on Vastreader.blogspot.com. Vastreader.blogspot.com is for you.
  • Press Ctrl+d to Bookmark the page (vastreader.blogspot.com).
  • Press Ctrl + S to Save the Page.
  • Subscribe for our Updates through Email.
  • Follow us on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, youtube, Linkedin, through Email and the like.

Sharing is Caring! Share This...

Share your Jokes, Stories, Tips, Tricks, Life Experience to vastreaders through contact form or send to 1001waysonline.vast@blogger.com. All the best for your Life! Live Happily and Joyfully! Help People! Have good Time! Useful Links:




Link this Page:
Just Copy, Paste the text. After pasting the text, check the link by clicking.

Page Title: Vastreader: Jokes, Stories, Money, Blogger, Computer, Grammar, Add Share Bookmark: General Articles
Page Url: http://vastreader.blogspot.com/search/label/General%20Articles
Press Crtl + D to Bookmark this Page.
Press Ctrl + S to Save this Page.