Terra Santa News (en) - 18/02/2011

More inspiring  news...includes a segment where the leader of the Focolare Movement makes these remarks...

"I think the principal point is to consider the other to be a real brother, so that the person other than myself is nevertheless a member of my family, simply because we have the same Father. So starting from this we can meet and there is something that unites us, namely the dignity which comes from being children of God."

"I believe (and this is fundamental) ; that courtesy and education are insufficient for true dialogue. I think we have to begin by recognizing the other as more important than oneself, so that in standing before the other with the aim of serving without expecting anything in return, we will be ready to give something."
...[Maria Voce, President of Focolare]
This is real gospel purity. Imagine if this spirit were put into wider practice, beginning with our own dialogues...

Come, Pray the Rosary

ComePrayTheRosary.org allows anyone worldwide to join together in praying the Rosary online.  Pray individually or join a group and 'synchonize' with a perpetual Rosary.  On your first visit be sure to click the 'About Us' button to see how it all works.  I find it helpful to hear the Rosary recited as group prayer.  The images and sound help keep me focused.  Also nice is knowing other people are present with you.  Finally, there's a feature which allows you to enter your personal intentions (if you desire) and view the intentions of others.
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Source: ComePrayTheRosary.org

Catholicism Project

Awesome and exciting...scheduled for release this fall. A ten part series about Catholicism. Finally, the story of our Faith told from an inside perspective. You can't miss this trailer.  The project was conceived by Fr. Robert Barron of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. (About Fr. Barron)

Source: Word on Fire Catholic Ministries

Terra Santa News

Are you tired of the dreadful daily news on cable TV? How about a weekly news program with inspirational messages about lives of faith in the Holy Land. In 2000 John Paul II reminded the world that the Friars Minor are the custodians of the Holy Places by will of the Universal Church. This mission is known as 'The Custody of the Holy Land'.

The production quality of this programming rivals that of any cable network. All with no commercials and distributed by the Franciscan Media Center. I'm putting a link to the channel on the sidebar. For more about the FMC Project click here.

This weeks episode of Terra Santa News is below. What's next, the Pope's YouTube Channel?

Apostleship of Prayer

The following is one of two videos produced to promote the Holy Father's prayer intention for this month. Here's the link to the Apostleship of Prayer website for more details. The link has also been added to the sidebar.

The mission of the Apostleship of Prayer is to encourage Christians to make a daily offering of themselves to the Lord for the coming of God's Kingdom and for the Holy Father's monthly intentions. This habit of prayer encourages a Eucharistic spirituality of solidarity with the Body of Christ and loving service to others. Nourishing this spiritual program is the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.