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Incorruptible Saints: You Must Read About These 4 Saints

Incorruptible Saints: You Must Read About These 4 Saints

The bodies of these holy saints were miraculously preserved after death, preparing them for the glory of the resurrection.

The natural decomposition that occurs after death can happen faster or slower, depending on the circumstances, but inevitably, as the priest says on Ash Wednesday (quoted from the book of Genesis), “You are dust, and to dust, you shall return.”

However, the Catholic Church has recognized that on rare occasions certain bodies of saints have not suffered the process of decomposition. This is deemed a miraculous event and is most dramatic in cases where the saint has been buried for decades or centuries and their body remains fully intact. A saint’s body is always investigated before they are canonized and even though the ultimate decision to canonize someone does not rest on incorruptibility, it certainly helps the cause.

According to Father William Saunders, this incorruptibility “remains a sign of the holiness of the life of the individual” and “is indicative of the person’s mortal remains being prepared for the glorious resurrection of the body.”

Here are five such remarkable saints who look like they died yesterday, but have been in the heavenly embrace of God for many years.

Saint Vincent de Paul

Saint Vincent de Paul (1581 – 1660) “Charity is the cement which binds communities to God and persons to one another.”

Saint Bernadette

Saint Bernadette (1844 – 1879) “The Blessed Virgin used me like a broom, and then put me back in my place.”

St. Catherine Labouré

St. Catherine Labouré (1806 – 1876) “One must see God in everyone.”

Saint John XXIII

Saint John XXIII (1881 – 1963) “From the saints I must take the substance, not the accidents of their virtues.

10 Facts About The Holy Spirit That May Surprise You

10 Facts About The Holy Spirit That May Surprise You

A Christian shares 10 facts that explain the mysteries surrounding the Holy Spirit according to his personal assessment:

1. The Holy Spirit Was Involved in Creation: According to Genesis 1:1-2, the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. The phrase “moved upon” here implies the Holy Spirit prepared the land for God’s creation.

2. The Holy Spirit Was Involved in Jesus’ Birth: Deuteronomy 32:11 says, “The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee…” This is talking about the virgin birth or Jesus’ incarnation into the physical world.

3. The Holy Spirit Converts Us: It is through the Holy Spirit that Christians are born again. John 3:3 says that a man cannot see the kingdom of God unless he is born again, and this process is made possible by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is also crucial to a Christian’s ability to live life as a new creation in Christ.

4. The Holy Spirit is a Person: Some religions think of the Holy Spirit as less than a person. However, the Holy Spirit is a vitally important person when it comes to the Christian life. Romans 8:26 talks about how the Holy Spirit intercedes for Christians, which is just one of the many roles the Holy Spirit fulfills.

5. The Holy Spirit And Jesus Are Distinct Persons: In Luke 3:21-22, it says the Holy Ghost descended upon Jesus. This shows that Jesus and the Holy Spirit are two different entities. Matthew 28:19 also makes this distinction.

6. The Holy Spirit is Divine: The Holy Spirit is God. Acts 5:3-4 proves this fact as Peter refers to the Holy Spirit as God. The Bible in 2 Corinthians 3:17, calls the Holy Spirit Lord, which of course, confirms He is God.

7. You Need to Ask for The Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is available to all believers but must be asked for to be received.

8. You Can Lose The Holy Spirit: In Psalm 51:11, King David seems to imply that the Holy Spirit could leave him.

9. The Holy Spirit Has Always Been Available: David mentions the Holy Spirit as do several other Old Testament passages. Therefore, this implies the Holy Spirit isn’t a New Testament phenomenon.

10. The Holy Spirit Doesn’t Cause Confusion: God is not the author of the confusion. Speaking in tongues, for example, is confusing and isn’t of God and doesn’t involve the Holy Spirit.

This Is The Best Way To Dispose Your Old Or Broken Rosary

This Is The Best Way To Dispose Your Old Or Broken Rosary

When a rosary has been blessed by a bishop, priest, or deacon, it becomes a sacramental, and therefore should be treated with reverence and great care.

If you’re not sure if your rosary has been blessed, it would be best to follow these suggestions anyway.

Even rosaries that are not blessed are objects of spiritual significance to the Church.

So, what can you do with an old or broken rosary? Here are 5 suggestions:

1. Take it to your local Catholic bookstore or do an internet search for ministries that repair rosaries.

2. Bring it to a Catholic Church. They’ll know what to do!

3. Bury it.

4. Burn it, and then bury the ashes.

5. If the rosary is meaningful to you and beyond repair, purchase a box to keep it in so that it may continue to be cherished.

It is never acceptable to simply toss a rosary into the trash. The garbage is no place for a sacred object! If you are able to repair the rosary, consider using it. St. Francis de Sales said that, “The greatest method of praying is to pray the Rosary.”

Former Catholic Priest Is Set To Wed, See Photo of Wife

Former Catholic Priest Is Set To Wed, See Photo of Wife

Former Roman Catholic Priest, Rev. Patrick Edet is set to tie the knot in a wedding fixed for Saturday March 17, 2018 at Ibom Hall, IBB Avenue, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. His fiancee has been identified as Inyene Sampson Akpan who hails from Atai Ibiaku Itam in Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State and a graduate of University of Uyo, according to TheInk Newspaper.

According to reports, Inyene will be officially presented today during Grace Family fellowship to the congregation as was promised by Patrick Edet last week.

It could be recalled that Patrick Edet had announced his resignation from priesthood on August 2nd last year during his radio programme, Grace and Inspiration on Planet FM.

Read the report via TheInk Newspaper;

The lady, according to a source, was a teacher at Hillside International Nursery School, Uyo until her resignation few months ago. She was a French teacher and a onetime Students’ Union Government (SUG) presidential aspirant in Uniuyo, it was learnt.

A staff in Hillside School told our reporter that Inyene had resigned from her teaching job few months ago citing personal reasons. But it was learnt that her resignation was unconnected to her marriage plans with Edet.

Her resignation, it was gathered, must have been informed by the need for her to have more time to concentrate on Grace Family programmes and the wedding plans.

Contrary to rumours that they had dated for four years, THE INK can authoritatively report that Patrick Edet only got to know the lady when she invited him to minister at her programme in May last year. The programme was tagged “Understanding your Calling as a Music Minister.” It was held at Victory Chapel, University of Uyo Town Campus on May 7, 2017.

Prior to the programme, then Fr. Edet had featured the lady on his Grace and Inspiration radio show on Planet FM on May 3rd last year where she gave insights about the event. Further investigation revealed that this is where Patrick Edet struck a chord of understanding with Inyene.

Few weeks after the lady’s programme, he invited her to be the keynote speaker at his inaugural programme, ‘Youth Summit’ held in the later part of May same year. The lady obliged. Patrick Edet was still a Catholic priest at the time.

A source close to Patrick hinted our reporter that after the Youth Summit last year, the ex-priest was fascinated by the keynote speaker’s dexterity, spiritual awareness and intelligence hence started inviting her regularly to his programmes. According to him, the foundation of the relationship began from there and grew deeper, gradually, and has now culminated to marriage.

It was also gathered that while the wedding will be open to all in church, the reception will be strictly on invitation. This, according to an insider, is to control the crowd and ward off any breakdown of law and order owing to the sensitivity of the wedding.

The reception will be merged with a musical album release, it was gathered.

Meanwhile, an investigation shows that the said wife-to-be has deleted most of her personal pictures on Facebook ahead of the wedding.


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