297- A Story about an Easter Sunrise Service

Have you ever been to an Easter Sunday Sunrise Service?

Here’s a story about when I went to an Easter Sunrise Service when I was a boy.

And if you have been to a Sunrise Service leave a comment below or at nikossteves@gmail.com

WAYS TO SUPPORT THE PEOPLE OF UKRAINE:

Ukranian Orthodox Church of the USA website uocofusa.org
UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH of the USA
Donation details for giving to the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America
Ukranian Congress Committee of America (UCCA)- from Roman Catholic Prayer Service in Atlanta on March 28, 2022
Poster for donations for Ukraine 770-480-8775
Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Church, Conyers GA

The Pope’s Official Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, March 2022:

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296- Easter and the Ascension of Christ

May You have a Blessed Eastertime!

30 foot mosaic of the Ascension with the Virgin Mary, the Disciples and Angels...
30′ mosaic- Ascension of Christ
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral- Atlanta, GA USA

Ways to Give Support to the People of Ukraine :

Ukranian Orthodox Church of the USA website uocofusa.org
UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH of the USA

Donation details for giving to the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America
Ukranian Congress Committee of America (UCCA)- from Roman Catholic Prayer Service in Atlanta on March 28, 2022

The Pope’s Official Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, March 2022:

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295- The Final Days of Lent with Ukraine on Our Minds

Get involved in the final days of this Lenten journey, no matter the 10th or 11th hour!

And also Ways to Support the People of Ukraine can be found below!

The Pope’s Official Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, March 2022:

CONTRIBUTE TO THE UKRAINE:

Donation details for giving to the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America
Ukranian Congress Committee of America (UCCA)- from Roman Catholic Prayer Service in Atlanta on March 28, 2022
Ukranian Orthodox Church of the USA website uocofusa.org
UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH of the USA

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294- A Lenten Season in the Face of War in Ukraine

Going without through Lent is overshadowed by the war in Ukraine. It makes me more aware of how fragile life can be.

Colorful print of The Virgin Mary covering a Ukrainian Village with her protective veil
The Virgin Mary Offers her Veil for the Ukraine

Humanity needs to do a better job in our contemporary world.

Illustration to Pray for Ukraine with Psalm 125 verse 1

And that’s why this Lenten pause allows us a time to reflect.

Ukranian Orthodox Church of the USA website uocofusa.org
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA- uocofusa.org
Donation details for giving to the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America
Ukranian Congress Committee of America (UCCA)- from Prayer Service in Atlanta on March 28, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are for the Ukrainian people and their defense efforts.

A Blue & Yellow sticker that says, "Stand With Ukraine"

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293- St. Louis Marie de Montfort. Also a Ukraine Donation site.

A Blue & Yellow sticker that says, "Stand With Ukraine"
Stand With Ukraine!

St. Louis Marie de Montfort is known for his devotion to the Virgin Mary.

Plus in this podcast is a prayer for the Ukraine

Here’s a Ukrainian Church Community I’ve known of for quite awhile. They are seeking donations for the Ukraine. Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Church, Conyers, GA

Illustration of St Louis Marie de Montfort
Illustration from St Bonaventure Catholic Church- stboncc.com

The Story of the Daughters of Wisedom- daughtersofwisdom.org

The Company of Mary- montfort.org.uk/

St de Montfort’s writings: Montfort Brothers of St Gabriel– stgabrielinst.org

Little Company of Mary- lcmsisters.org

Sources for this podcast include:

Louis de Montford- Catholicism.org

Louis de Montfort- Wikipedia.org

Louis Marie de Montfort and the Spirituality of Totus-Tuus

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292- The Ukraine People, ‘Stubborn Believers’ in a most Inspiring Way

Some excerpts from my book The Constant Procession, on the Ukraine people in world wars, Communist suppression, and it’s religious diaspora. The Ukraine people are ‘stubborn believers’ in a most inspiring way.

Back at the end of WWII the victors with major armies, the USSR and the USA quickly became enemies. Concerns by the victors as to how to rebuild the defeated countries from both physical destruction and governing approaches quickly shifted to diverging philosophical ways to replace the Nazis political control of the lands it had conquered in Europe.

Recent autumn photo of a Ukraine cityscape
Colorful autumn Ukraine cityscape before invasion- Travel Off Path.com

Recalling what the Madonna told Fatima seer Sister Lucia: “If you pay heed to my requests, Russia will be converted and there will be peace. If not, Russia will spread her errors through the world, causing wars.”

Before long for the broken eastern european countries, fear and intimidation overcame peaceful transitions and the liberties found in the more open western european countries.

Ukrainian churches and culture were under siege throughout the times of the USSR.

But the ‘stubborn’ Ukranian ‘believers’ who immigrated to North America kept Ukrainian churches and the Ukrainian culture alive in the diaspora during the suppression, until ‘The Ukraine’ homeland gained independence in 1991.

A Ukraine church with Christmas tree 2021
A Ukraine church in Kiev with Christmas tree 2021- Kiev4Tourists.com

More background on The Ukraine:

The Ukraine during the 20th century before gaining independence in 1991- Ukraine Trek.com

More about the 2nd Secret of Our Lady of Fatima’s apparition- Catholic.org

February 25, 2022 blog post on Kiev4Tourists.com

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291- Unheeded Fatima Prediction and A Prayer for the Ukraine

This podcast includes observations from the brief break from winter, plus excerpts from my book first book, The Constant Procession about the prayer request from the 2nd Secret of the Fatima apparition of the Virgin Mary and also a prayer for the people of the Ukraine.

Here is a video about The Virgin Mary and the Ukraine by- Quo Vadis aka PadrePaz

Alternate link for this Episode 291

Photo of revitalized canalside building
Inspiration for the “warehouse” that is written about in my upcoming new book, a contemporary novel- More Information to come soon!
Photo of a Kindle with book on it.
My first book The Constant Procession– The e-book is available here.

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290- From Border Attacks to Lent & the Cause for Easter

This podcast includes thoughts on the border attacks, Lent, the Virgin Mary and the cause for Easter over two-thousand years ago.

What are your thoughts?

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Thought Provoking articles for ‘DOING LENT’

Reasons to Observe Lent (Even If You’re Not Catholic)- beliefnet.com

What is Lent? Why 40 days- United Methodist Church umc.org

Are Sundays a Part of Lent (in the Catholic Church)- aboutcatholics.com

The Great Lent- OrthodoxWiki.org

Painting called Mary meets Christ's 4th sorrow

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289- 7th Century Sts Theodore & Egwin + the Madonna in England.

St. Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury and St. Egwin, Bishop of Worchester lived in England during the time when all Christian churches were unified as one body in Christ.

The Virgin Mary appeared to St Egwin in Evesham. St Egwin then built the Evesham Abbey, the 3rd great monastery of England.

Henry VIII had it destroyed in the 1600’s. The surrounding neighborhoods used the stones from the ruins for other building projects.

Today, the Evesham Trust is working to revive this forgotten wonder’s rich history.

Evesham Trust photo of Evesham Abbey
Evesham Abbey illustration- Evesham Abbey Trust.org

Sources and additional information:

St Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury- Orthodox Church in America.org

St Theodore, Archbishop of Canterbury- Catholic Online.org

St Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury- John Anidopoulos.com

St Egwin, Bishop of Worchester- NewAdvent.org

St Egwin of Evesham- Franciscan Media.org

The Evesham Abbey Trust- Evesham Abbey.org

Evesham Abbey- NewAdvent.org

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288- St Mary Mazzarello & the Salesian Sisters

St Mary Mazzarello had a vision of a big building filled with orphaned girls. She remembered this vision when St Bosco of the Salesians asked her to create the Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians (aka Salesian Sisters) to take care of abandoned young girls. It is now a world-wide organization.

St Mary Mazzarello
St Mary Mazzarello- Wikimedia Commons

Sources and more information about St Mary Mazzarello & the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, aka Salesian Sisters:

Salesian Sisters.org

Biography of Saint John Bosco (Don Bosco)- DonBoscoWest.org

VIDES USA- vides.us

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287- The Madonna’s Mission for St. Bosco

St John Bosco, aka Don Bosco’s mission was to fulfill the Virgin Mary’s request: Help orphans from the slums of Turin in the mid-1800’s.

Today the society he created, The Society of St Francis de Sales or the Salesians of Don Bosco can be found in over 125 countries around the world.

Photo of St Don Bosco
St Don Bosco- photo from DonBoscoYouth.net

Some sources for this podcast and for more information about St Bosco:

Source material included the biography of Don Bosco (Free!)– donboscowest.org

Catholic Online.org

St Don Bosco- DonBoscoYouth.net

Salesian Missions.org

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286- The Marian Column of Prague, Yesterday & Today

While overseas last fall, I literally “stumbled” on the “Marian Column” in Old Town Prague.

The story of the Marian Column of Prague is obscure. It had been hidden behind the Iron Curtain for too long. The original built in 1650 stood for 300 years before being destroyed in 1918.

But the bravery of the people of Czechoslovakia and their demands for freedom during the peaceful “Velvet Revolution” in 1989, formed their new countries of the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Thirty years later in June 2020, citizens of the new Czech Republic, their artistic freedoms of expression alive once again, combined with many peoples undying love for the Madonna and returned the Marian Column to the spot where the Virgin Mary once again, offers her love for humanity.

Marian Colunm in Prague Square
Marian Colunm in Prague Square today
Marian Column- Prague, Fall 2021
Closer view of Marian Column today
Closer view of Marian Column today
Different angle of Marian Column
Different angle of Marian Column

Lots More to this Story:

BBC.com- good history includes dying leader regret + documents atheistic country:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52926408

Radio Prague International-

https://english.radio.cz/marian-column-returns-old-town-square-after-more-a-century-8682622

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285- “2 Sisters, 20 Children, & 42 Cents”

The only apparitions in the USA that have been approved (to date) took place when the Virgin Mary appeared to Adel Brise near Green Bay, Wisconsin.

From that time on Adel lived her life with joy, with humility and abandonment to God’s providence and reliance on the intercessions of the Virgin Mary.

Photo of a branch from one of the two trees where the apparition occured
The two stumps from the trees are under the alter in the Crypt chapel at the site (Compass News)

Sources for this Podcast & more about Adele’s Apparitions:

Our Lady of Good Help- CatholicStrength.com

Official website for the ‘National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help’

The Compass News Blog story (includes more photos)

A unique travel blog more photos- authors ‘Boris & Natasha’

Michael O’Neill, the Miracle Hunter- MiracleHunter.com

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284- The Ukraine and the Madonna

The Ukraine was dedicated to the Virgin Mary in the year 1037. It’s a special place for the Madonna.

It’s timely to take a moment and review just why the Ukraine captures the attention of those around her and the world of today as well.

This installment features the apparitions during the years 1914 and 1987.

Sources for this installment and additional information and Photos:

A timeline of the Virgin Mary’s appearances in Hrushivv- Saints 2B blog

Our Lady of Hrushiv, Ukraine Devine Mysteries.info

SpiritDaily.com- Book quotes: Witness

Josyp Terelya info and more about the book- Marys Way.net

Photo of Marina Kizyn, at age 12 first to see the apparition of the Virgin Mary in Hrushiv
Photo- Divine Mysteries website

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283- Black Madonna of Montevergine hid Shroud of Turin (WW II)

The beautiful Black Madonna at the monastery of Montevergine. A sanctuary with protection, even hiding the Shroud of Turin in WW2

Great photo of the Black Madonna icon at Montevergine thanks to http://interfaithmary.net
Great photo of the Black Madonna icon at Montevergine thanks to http://interfaithmary.net/blog/montevergine

Jeff Matthew’s/Wayback Machine Archive-  Bombing of Naples in WW II

Old photo of pilgrims- from official website of Montevergine
Pilgrims- from the official website of Montevergine

Sources & more on Montevergine, the Black Madonna Icon, The Shroud of Turin:

Michael O’Neill, the Miracle Hunter website- MiracleHunter.com

Saint William of Montevergine

Interfaith Mary Blog

Wikipedia.com

ABC News report on the  Shroud of Turin during WW II

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282- New Season and a News Story Some Believe Miraculous

Happy New Year 2022!

This Episode number 282 is the first installment of Season 22.

The intended content for this week’s podcast still needs more research before I can bring it to you. This created a hole in my schedule for programming that usually does not happen.

Then I read this news story on the website AJC.com by Reporter Henri Hollis. I think it should be called to your attention, if you have not already seen or heard about it.

The full news story by Henri Hollis is linked below as well as the Press Release mentioned in the podcast.

First of all, full disclosure: In this podcast I read excerpts from the news story by Reporter Hollis as well as from a Press Release by one of the two hero’s employers.

-AJC Newspaper, Monday January 3, 2022 (Henri Hollis) “God set this up: Husband, wife save couple”

Newspaper (AJC) clipping about couple who save 2 lives
Newspaper (AJC) clipping about couple who save 2 lives

The sources for the Joe & Lauren Wells Story: 

-AJC.com- Dec 30: “Butterfly Effect” by Henri Hollis

-City of Chattahoochee Hills- Press Release 12/21/21- via AmericanTowns.com

-WSBTV.com (News Staff) 4:04pm post “Chattahoochee Hills, GA Policeman and Wife Save”

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281- Extend the Christmas Holiday!

To be sure, Christmas is celebrated for 12 days with still more to come through January 6!

The Happy Times to Celebrate the Birth of Jesus Christ continues with the spreading of this joy on earth.

It comes subtly as the Growing Spirit of Friendship…Kinship…Pleasantries…New Beginnings…Overlooking Hurts…Mending Fences are now taking place.

These are the new ‘gifts’ we are receiving and, hopefully giving, during this 12 Day holiday.

3 gold christmas bulbs over a green snowy background with the words Emmanuel, Our God is with us
Our GOD IS with US

More about 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS:

What are the 12 Days of Christmas- GreekCityTimes.com

Church Doctrine: Celebrate for 12 days, no work, even for horses- CatholicismPure.com

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280- A New Original Christmas Story!

Here’s my new Christmastime story about old friends on opposite sides a city, a broken car, and help from some surprising friends. You’re hearing it first here on Constant Procession!

MERRY CHRISTMAS to YOU!

Photo of 4 lit advent candles and statue of the Madonna, Joseph and baby Jesus in the manger
Photo & Daily Advent Wreath Prayers-melaniejeanjuneau.blog

Being a Catholic Writer- Melanie Jean Juneau’s Blog

Gift package with the words 'Jesus is the Gift' writtn on it.
The Gift to give to keep in mind- Jesus came to walk among us and show us the better way to live.

Check out the video on this page, a hymn, the “Kontaion” about the forefeast of the Nativity of the Lord -GreekCityTimes.com

Father Jeremy talks about the Nativity Icon- Orthodoxyroad.com
Father Jeremy talks about the Nativity Icon- Orthodoxyroad.com

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279- The Candle of Joy!

The 3rd candle of Advent couples nicely with the Nativity Fast, where the arrival of Jesus is getting brighter! Plus an excerpt from my book “The Constant Procession” about the apparition of Our Lady of Laus.

Book cover of Benoite Rencurel and the first apparition of Notre Dame du Laus
Benoite Rencurel and the first apparition of Notre Dame du Laus

Deep dive for more about the amazing story of this apparition by Ang Tagapagtala-LittleTreasuresOfFaith.com

Translation of a book written in 1878- Blog by “Lahuile” at benoitereencurel.wordpress.com

This website has more about Benoite- Blog by “Lahuile” at BenoiteRencurel.wordpress.com

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278- Early December Dates to Remember

Can you feel the gradual shift towards Christmas by the activities of people around you?

Also in this podcast is the story of the apparition of “Our Lady of Guadalupe” from my book, “The Constant Procession.”

This week also reminds me of December 7, 1941, when paradise was attacked in Hawaii at Pearl Harbor. Can you imagine how that day of Infamy thrust the USA into war with Japan and also Germany during WW2? 

Fortunately for humanity this first week in December also includes the “Conception of the Virgin Mary” and December 9-12 also celebrates when St Juan Diego had an apparition of the Virgin Mary in 1531.

Ultimately throughout history, Christ’s Birthday season always continues.

Photo of the area where, note the arrow, is to indicate where the apparitions occured.
Arrow shows where the Virgin Mary first appeared to St Juan Diego on Tepeyac Hill on December 9, 1531…
A photo of An impression, perhaps of the painting made of St. Diego's tilma
The impression in St. Diego’s tilma

Excellent youtube video that documents all the key locations at the Our Lady of Guadalupe site in Mexico City- credit: mexocotlan tlaxcala

Link to a story about Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and Today- Cincinnati.com

2 candles lit on an Advent wreath
But there’s Always Hope-Advent wreath- celebratingholidays.com

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277- Advent Candles and Opportunity

The 4 Sundays of Advent lead to the Nativity of Jesus Christ. The first candle begins the time for creating a more meaningful Christmas season experience than ever before.

Also in this week’s podcast, I’m going to include reflections from a time not overshadowed by Corona and Vaccinations.

Back to when it was the hustle and bustle of crowded stores and traffic jams that were our concern during pre-Christmas planning.

1st candle of Advent Wreath is glowing
1st candle of Advent Wreath is glowing- Hawaii Catholic Herald.com
Photo with text that reads as follows;Let us journey towards the Feast of the Nativity with joyous hearts! Fast no only from food, but also from hatred and fear. Bring forth goodness and kindness to all. Forgive, Be generous, In all thints, give glory to God.

Image from : Nativity Fast from catholiclife.blogspot.com

More information on the daily prayers with an Advent Wreath

Nativity Fast (It’s never too late to start)- Wikipedia

The Virgin Mary’s Role in Advent– Fr. Roger J. Landry

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276- A Pre-Holiday “Worry-Free” Special

This episode includes a surprise while visiting a church in Nuremberg, plus a history of the Entrance of the Theotokos and, a way to cope with holiday shortages this year.

Side view of the church "Church of Our Lady," Nuremberg, Germany
Side view of the church “Church of Our Lady,” Nuremberg, Germany
The rehearsal inside the “Church of Our Lady” October, 2021
Painting by Fredi diBartolo of maiden Mary on the steps of the temple
Presentation of Mary in the Temple- by Fredi diBartolo

Links to more information about topics in this podcast

Veronika’s Adventure travelogue: Nuremburg Old Town- VeronikasAdventure.com

Amazing Evening Photo of the “Weihnachtsmarkt” in Nuremberg during Christmas- Expedia.com

Tips for viewing and architecture info from some folks touring “Church of Our Lady”

The Entrance of the Theotokos- GoArch.org

The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple- StHermanSOCA.org

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275- The Infant Jesus of Prague & Our Lady Victorious

The story of Our Lady Victorious, as the name implies, has differing Marian roots from two churches with similar names. One from last weeks’ podcast Episode (274) while I was in Paris and the other from an early fall podcast (Episode 269) when I was in Upstate New York.

Our Lady Victorious Church in Prague
Our Lady Victorious Church in Prague

As for the people of Prague, there is a special connection that dovetails with a miraculous statue known as “Infant Jesus of Prague” which is at home in the Our Lady Victorious church.

Statue of Infant Jesus of Prague inside Our Lady Victorious Church in Prague
Statue of Infant Jesus of Prague inside Our Lady Victorious Church in Prague
Close up of the entrance to Our Lady Victorious church in Prague
Our Lady Victorious in Prague

Podcast sources & more about Our Lady Victorious, Infant Jesus of Prague and the Nativity Fast:

The Infant Jesus of Prague- infantprague

Church of Our Lady Victorious- prague.org

Timeline of the Infant of Prague- pragjesu.cz

Nativity Fast- Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.org

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Constant Procession tells of key apparitions of the Virgin Mary since she passed on from the world and how she serves humanity through Christianity.

The origin of these podcasts began with my book The Constant Procession.

(An e-book copy of the book can be found here on the website.)

Constant Procession (the podcast) is published here every Tuesday morning.

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