Announcements

Sunday, November 13th - 23rd Sunday after Pentecost - St Martin I PM

Monday, November 14th - St Didacus C - St Stanislaus Kostka C

Tuesday, November 15th - St Josaphat BM

Wednesday, November 16th - St Albert the Great BCD

Thursday, November 17th - St Gertrude V

Friday, November 18th - St Gregory Thaumaturgus BC

Saturday, November 19th - Dedication of Ss Peter & Paul - Mother of Divine Providence

Sunday, November 20th - 24th Sunday after Pentecost - St Elizabeth of Hungary QW

We welcome anyone who maybe be visiting Our Lady of the Snow Catholic Church. Please feel free to ask any questions and join us after Mass for our usual socializing. You are welcome to browse through any of our literature. Extra head coverings and Missals are at the back of the church. Remember, Holy Communion may only be received by Catholics who observe the Traditional teachings of the Catholic Church, are in the state of sanctifying grace, and have completed a three hour fast.

Please observe the rules of modesty as posted at the back of the church, out of respect for Our Lord and His Church.

Please follow the dress code for our church - Women and girls please wear dresses/skirts and head coverings; and men please wear dress slacks to Mass. Please be sure all clothing is modest and meet Catholic standards.

Announcments

November 18: The Rosary Virgin of Chiquinquira

High on the Andean Plateau north of Bogota, Colombia, is the city of Chiquinquira, where at the country house of Don Antonio de Santana a wondrous miracle occurred.

In 1555, this devout Catholic sought the help of a Dominican brother in obtaining an image of the Holy Virgin for the oratory in his home. A silversmith-painter was hired, and the good Dominican insisted that the Virgin carry a rosary. As the cloth had room for two additional images, St. Anthony of Padua and St. Andrew the Apostle were chosen to accompany the Blessed Mother. The painting was done in tempora, but since the chapel was of straw, the paint soon faded under the action of the weather.

The damage was such that the resident priest had it removed from the altar as unworthy for the celebration of Holy Mass. The canvas was used for a drying-sheet for wheat crops. Seven years later, a Senora newly arrived from Spain was distressed to find the chapel used for animals, and the sacred image so misused. As she prayed before it on Friday, December 26, 1586, she beheld the canvas suddenly brightened by the Holy Virgin.

This wonderful happening was followed by miraculous cures. The Church authorities ordered an investigation to verify the truth of the miracles. In 1630, the Dominican Brotherhood was authorized by the archbishop of Bogota to take charge of the sanctuary. The church they constructed was replaced by a Basilica in 1801. The Holy See approved a liturgical feastday.

In 1919, by order of the Holy See, the holy image was crowned with splendor in Bogota, and in 1944 it was granted a golden scepter and precious jewels as the Queen Mother of Colombia. The Virgin of Chiquinquira is the comforting heart of Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador. Prelates, magistrates, and national leaders have knelt at Mary's feet, and throngs of the faithful have visited the shrine to pray for consolation and guidance.

Beauty hints

For Wrinkled Brows: the well-known cream, Sweetness of Temper, relaxes facial muscles, reduces wrinkles and is very uplifting.

For the Lips: the marvelous balm of Silence. It is particularly good for lips that have been distorted by uncharitable.

For the Eyes: Modesty, faithfully practiced, is a truly proactive treatment. Carry it everywhere!

Cleansing Agent: an Act of Contrition is a wonderful cleanser

Conditioner: the ideal conditioner and beautifier is the State of Grace.

The suffering Souls Assist Their Benefactors in Death and at the Tribunal of Judgement

The renowned historian Cardinal Baronius relates: A man of great virtue was approaching his end and was violently assaulted by the evil spirits surrounding his death-bed. Suddenly he saw the heavens open and thousands of warriors in white garments coning to his aid. They told him that they were sent to defend him and to gain the victory for him. The dying man was greatly relieved and implored his heavenly defenders to tell him who they were. They replied, "We are the souls whom you released. We come to reward your charity, and to conduct your soul to heaven." After receiving this assurance he died.

St Stanislaus

Most pure and mighty patron, St Stanislaus, angel of purity and seraph of charity, I rejoice on account of thy most happy death, a death occasioned by the ardor of thy desire to contemplate Mary in her heavenly glory on the feast of her Assumption. I give thanks to Mary, because she willed to accomplish thy desires; and I pray thee, gracious saint, by the merit of thy happy death, be thou my advocate, my patron in my death. Intercede with Mary to obtain for me a calm and peaceful death. Pray that my heart like thine may be inflamed with the love of Jesus and Mary.

Out of the depths to Thee, O Lord I cry,
Lord, gracious! Turn Thine ear to suppliant sigh;
If sins of man Thou scan'st, Lord, who may stand
That searching eye of Thine, and chast'ning hand?

Oh, hear our prayers and sighs, Redeemer blest,
And grant Thy holy souls eternal rest.
And let perpetual light upon them shine;
For tho' not spotless, still these souls are Thine.