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Monday, 10 June 2019 08:49

June 10 - Motivational Monday

Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it. Ralph Marston

by way of Lisa Ryan, Grategy USA
Monday, 03 June 2019 08:40

June 3 - Motivational Monday

"Technology should improve your life… not become your life.” Billy Cox

Lisa Ryan, Grategy USA
Thursday, 23 May 2019 10:04

May 17 Newsletter

Hello to all!  Alleluia, He is risen!  Why do I begin with this statement because we are still in the Easter season.  Now, I know you have put everything “Eastery” away. You have eaten all that wonderful food.  Even the leftovers are gone. Maybe you are happy about that, but just think back to a few weeks ago.  

 

If you are a church going person you would have participated in the special Easter liturgies.  You would have carried a palm in church on Palm Sunday, reading about Jesus being hailed as a king.  On Holy Thursday you would have seen the acting out of the foot washing by Jesus. Good Friday would have brought the reading of Jesus’ crucifixion and death.  Holy Saturday would be the darkness of Jesus in the tomb. Then the fire being lit and all chanting “Light of Christ!” After forty days without Alleluias the bells would be rung the organ played and the choir singing Alleluia Christ is risen!  How exciting! We were given new life.

 

Stop, take a quick check is that how we are living now?  Are we living like Christians who have been given new life?  Not so exciting in church is it? Same old? Well what changed?  The fact is that we didn’t change. We’re not supposed to go back to the same old.  We are commissioned to bring this new life into the world. Jesus needs us to do this. Easier said than done.

 

As I was thinking about this, I happened to go out on a small patio that we have.  As I looked up into a nest that was built into an American Beauty climbing rose bush that we have. I noticed that among these brown thorns a bird had built a nest. The bush is beginning to look like it has some life, but the nest is nestled among the thorniest of its branches.  There is an egg in there and it is beginning to hatch. In a few weeks that bush will be full of blooms and the bird would have flown away, but we can sing Alleluia new life! The bird laid its egg in a place that it would be protected in what was brown and thorny, but the bush too would come alive with life.  Christ laid his life on a thorny painful cross, but he brought new life with His resurrection. What seems to the eye like something less than beautiful is in fact the means of our new life in Christ. So, do we forget the beauty of the resurrection? Just look around and we see signs of Christ all around us.

 

Bible V. Mt. 28: 20 “I am with you always until the end of the age.”

 

Prayer:  Lord help me to see your new life all around me every day. Help me to live, as I believe, that you are with me, that you have risen.  Help me to spread the good news to all people. Help my faith to be deep and to help others deepen their faith as well. Amen

 

Spotlight:  Come to Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine to find new life.  Come and pray at our Sunday Masses 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM (outdoor weather permitting.)  Come on Sunday and have breakfast after the 9:30 AM Mass and lunch from Noon until 2:30 PM.  Say the rosary at 4:00 PM and pray with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Need spiritual reminders visit our Gift Shop at 216-481-0900.  Remember Christ has risen.

Monday, 20 May 2019 08:45

May 20 - Motivational Monday

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." Anais Nin

by way of Lisa Ryan, Grategy Leadership, USA 
Monday, 06 May 2019 09:31

MAY 2019

Dear Friends,

We hope that all had a very Happy Easter! Thank you for all your prayers and kindness shown to us.  The Lord is indeed risen! He did not leave us orphans. The Holy Spirit came to be with us. Another person who did not leave us is Mary.  She was with the early Church and the Apostles as they began to spread the Good News. It was her job, as it is for any mother, to give encouragement, to pray for and to remind those early followers who Jesus was and what his message was.  The early days were difficult ones, needing a mother’s love present in their midst. But we too have Mary in our midst. She has come to us in her apparitions with the same message that she gave to the early Church: “Pray to my Son. Go to my Son.  Follow what my Son has told you.” What a loving God we have to give us a mother that is there to nurture us. All we have to do is ask. Mary is here at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine. She is at all her Shrines. Come and pray with her.

 

With that in mind the Shrine once again began its Outdoor Season on Sunday, May 5th.  (See the schedule below) As always you remain in our prayers come and visit us also on Pasta dinner days Thursdays: May16th and June 20th.       

 

God, bless you,

The Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity!  

 

Outdoor Season Sunday Schedule:

8:00 AM Mass in chapel

9:30 AM Mass (outside if possible)

Breakfast in dining room from 10:15 AM until 11:30 AM

Lunch in the dining room from 12:00 noon until 2:30 PM

3:00 PM Stations of the Cross

4:00 PM Rosary, Homily, Benediction

The Gift Shop is open every day from 10:00 AM until 4:30 PM. Sunday from after the 8:00 AM Mass



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Holy Mary, you were so generous and immediate in giving your yes to God, inspire young women and men to follow your example by voicing their yes to God as you did. As a Mother, we respectfully request that you petition your Son for us, to awaken in the hearts of young people the courage and insight to follow His way of life as a Religious.  If we may be so bold, Dearest Mother, may we petition that these young people are guided to help carry on the work of the Order of the Most Holy Trinity. We ask this as we ask all things through your Son Jesus. Amen

 

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Monday, 06 May 2019 08:39

May 6 - Motivational Monday

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” —Zig Ziglar

by way of Lisa Ryan, Grategy Leadership USA 
Monday, 29 April 2019 08:51

April 29 - Motivational Monday

"Let's not be afraid to receive each day's surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity." Henri Nouwen

by way of Lisa Ryan, Grategy Leadership, USA.
Monday, 22 April 2019 08:47

April 22 - Motivational Monday

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”  Earl Nightingale

by way of Lisa Ryan, Grategy Leadership/Grategy.com

Getting deeper into Lent has, hopefully, led us to take a bit more time in prayer. We are approaching Holy Week.  Jesus laid out His ministry and message in three years, but in a period of three Holy Days a lot of action takes place.  We see sleeping, betrayal, denial, doubt, fear and abandonment, but we also see Christ leaving the Eucharist and His ultimate sacrifice because He loved us enough to suffer and die.  

 

Yes, many friendships and testimonies of faith were tested and most of the humans failed.  Mary, Jesus’ Mother, the other Marys and St. John remained faithful, but the other Apostles were found so lacking.  Wait a minute, didn’t Jesus pick those people? Didn’t he tell Simon that his name was Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church? Peter denied Jesus. Thomas doubted Him. Judas betrayed Him.  Everyone except for John ran away.

 

What happened to these mere mortals?  Peter begged for forgiveness and was forgiven.  He led the new Church until he too died like Christ.  Thomas regretted his doubt and asked for forgiveness. He too was forgiven and became the Apostle to India.  He was martyred for his faith in India. The other Apostles, all martyred except for John, asked for forgiveness for their lack of faith.  Judas, he committed suicide. What a shame, because we can speculate that Jesus would have forgiven him as well. What about us? Do we fail?  Of course, but all we need to do is ask for forgiveness. Have we done that? I hope so. In order to celebrate and participate in the Resurrection we need to go to God and ask pardon for our lack of faith in Him and express our gratefulness for all that God has done.  Like the Apostles we are charged with bringing the Good News to all.

 

Bible Vs. Matt. 16:15-16,18-19 “Simon Peter replied, You are Christ, the Son of the living God... And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock, I will build my Church, and the gates of Hell will not prevail against it.”  

 

Prayer:  Help me to be faithful all the time, but when I fail, like your most intimate followers, reach your hand to me to help me up.  I’ll get up and begin again and try not to fail you, but if and when I do, I will always ask for forgiveness. Help me also to give forgiveness as quickly and honestly as you do.  Amen

 

Highlights:  Come and celebrate the days of Holy Week at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine.  Thursday, April 18 is the Mass of the Last Supper at 7:00 PM, Good Friday, April 19 is the Passion of Our Lord at 2:00 PM, Holy Saturday is the Easter Vigil at 7:30 PM and Easter Sunday Mass is at 8:00 AM.  Alleluia, the Lord is Risen!

Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, 21281 Chardon Rd., Euclid, Ohio 44117

www.srstrinity.com

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Monday, 15 April 2019 08:42

April 15 - Motivational Monday

"Time well-spent results in more money to spend, more money to save, and more time to vacation." Zig Ziglar

by way of Lisa Ryan, Grategy Leadership, USA
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