Apostle of the Mohawks
Reflection for October 19, 2018 via @thepassionists
Eight members of the Society of Jesus, six of them priests and two lay associates, were killed in North America by Indians from the Huron and Iroquois tribes. This happened between the years 1642 and 1649.
One of the martyrs, Fr. John de Brebeuf, wrote in his diary: “ Jesus, what can I give for all the favors you have given me? I will take from your hand the cup of suffering. I vow to you that as far as I have the strength, I will never fail to accept the grace of martyrdom, if some day you, in your infinite mercy, should offer it to me”. That day came March 16, 1649.
Fr. Isaac Jogues had a great desire for his new life in the new world. In 1636, at the age of 29, he wrote his mother: “It is difficult to experience in this world a joy more excessive and more overflowing than I felt in setting foot in the New World and celebrating my first Mass on the feast of the Visitation”. That love for his mission and his people never left him even in the face of great hardship. Isaac Jogues was captured by the Iroquois in Canada in 1642. He managed to escape to New York and returned to France after being severely mutilated. Pope Urban V111 gave him a dispensation to celebrate Mass with his mangled hands. “It cannot be that a martyr of Christ not drink the blood of Christ”. Isaac Jogues wrote in his mission report: “These tortures are very great, but God is still greater and immense”. Not deterred, this Apostle of the Mohawks returned to Canada in 1644. Isaac Jogues was later captured by a Mohawk war party near Auriesville, New York. He was tomahawked on October 18, 1646 as he went about his missionary duties.
Ten years after the martyrdom of St. Isaac Jogues, St. Kateri Tekakwitha was born in the same village in which he died “The blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church”. These brave missionaries were responsible for the first beginnings of the faith in North America. They were willing to endure any hardship to bring the word of the Gospel to a new continent. May these Saints inspire us and pray for us.
Fr. Theodore Walsh, C.P
“Baptism of a Huron.” Happy feast of the North American Martyrs! This piece is available in our shop currently as a digital download (max size 11x14). Great gift for the men & boys (or anyone, really) looking for some heroic inspiration in the lives of the Saints. Print it off and frame it, put it on a t-shirt, make into a prayer card - you decide!
Reflection on St. Isaac Jogues and companions from Franciscan Media "Faith and heroism planted belief in Christ’s cross deep in our land. The Church in North America sprang from the blood of martyrs, as has been true in so many places. The ministry and sacrifices of these saints challenges each of us, causing us to ask just how deep is our faith and how strong our desire to serve even in the face of death." #StIsaacJogues#Martyrs#Jesuits#Catholic#rebuildthechurch#feastday#prayer#intercession
ST JOHN DE BREBEUF AND ST ISAAC JOGUES, PRIESTS, AND THEIR COMPANIONS, MARTYRS; MEMORIAL: OCTOBER 19
The missionaries converted about two thousand converts in their many years in Quebec. Then the enemies of the Huron, the Iroquois, who resented the French, captured and tortured the missionaries. Rene Goupil was tomahawked while trying to baptize a baby. Anthony Daniel was at Mass when the Iroquois attacked, shot arrows at him, and threw him into the fire. Isaac Jogues was made a slave but escaped back to France. His left hand had been mutilated, but Pope Urban VIII allowed him to celebrate Mass, saying, “It would be a shame that a martyr of Christ not drink the blood of Christ.” Isaac Jogues returned to America. On a peace mission to the Iroquois for the governor of New France, he was accused of bringing a bad harvest. The Iroquois thought his box of religious goods contained the plague. He was attacked and killed. The Indian who killed him was later baptized and took the name Isaac. The sufferings of the missionaries are the seeds of the Church.
you consecrated the first beginnings
of the faith in North America
by the preaching and martyrdom
of Saints John and Isaac and their companions.
By the help of their prayers
may the Christian faith continue to grow
throughout the world.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
"Stand fast in the faith and love one another. And don't let our suffering cause you to stumble." -St. Perpetua to her brother during their martyrdom at Carthage by wild beasts and gladiators. .
Rome, the Eternal City, the shrine of the Early Christians. Walking in the footsteps of apostles and martyrs is a humbling and out-of-body experience. Witnessing early Christian imagery of Our Lady, the Eucharist, the Trinity, the Annunciation, and the Resurrection in churches and homes buried beneath the city brought tears to my eyes. They loved, lived, and died for these truths.
Would I have the wisdom and fortitude to encourage my brother to stand fast in the face of a brutal death nor let my torture sway his faith? What compelled these Christians? What compelled Christ? In Today's Gospel reading, Jesus affirms, "There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed on the housetops. I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body but after that can do no more. . . Do not be afraid." Luke 12:2-7
As I continue to process my Roman pilgrimage, I encourage us all to BE NOT AFRAID and cling to truth-the truth of Christ. A God where all the hairs on our head are accounted for in this life and the next. 💛🕊
A young man called Wani from Kashmir quitting higher studies at a reputed Indian university to join forces with the armed rebels eventually dies. This story now is circulating not only in Kashmir but also in New Delhi and Islamabad. Clearly dismayed with the state of affairs in his native, naturally beautiful Kashmir valley, Wani is one of many. Click the link in our bio to read more about the youths who stop believing in the democracy of India.
Quote continued: This is a crucial element ... which a new evangelization of the cities will require. It will be a new surge of the same energy which brought the Church to birth in [Canada]: the heroic outreach of Jean de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Marguerite Bourgeoys and Marguerite d’Youville. But the frontier now is the city, and it is there that the new missionary heroism must shine no less brightly than it did in other ways in the past.” Happy Feast Day of these brave Martyrs turned Saints. These brave priests continued to evangelize and baptize Native Americans in the new world knowing the threat to their lives. How can you be evangelizing today? #BodyofChrist#LoveYourNeighbor#FeastDay#Martyrs
OCTOBER 19 | MEMORIAL OF STS. JOHN DE BREBEUF & ISAAC JOGUES, PRIESTS AND COMPANIONS, MARTYRS
French Jesuit and oblate missionaries to the Hurons and Iroquois of North America, + 1642-1649; Isaac was tomahawked to death by Iroquois on 18 October 1646 near Albany; John was savagely mutilated and slain 16 March 1649 near Georgian Bay; other martyrs were Anthony, Daniel, Gabriel Lalemant, Charles Garnier, Noel Chabanel, and oblates Rene Goupil and Jean dela Lande; secondary patrons of Canada. • PRAYER
O God, who chose to manifest the blessed hope of your eternal Kingdom by the toil of Saints John de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues and their companions and by the shedding of their blood, graciously grant that through their intercession the faith of Christians may be strengthened day by day. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Saints John Brébeuf, Isaac Jogues and Companions, priests, lay men, martyrs, lived among the Huron natives of North America, sharing with them the gospel of Christ. They were tortured and killed by the neighboring Iroquois tribe who constantly brought war upon the Hurons. Saints John Brébeuf, Isaac Jogues and Companions were the first martyrs of the North American continent.
Saints John Brébeuf, Isaac Jogues and Companions, pray for us that when we answer Christ’s calling in our lives, that we do not give into fear and doubt, but trust boldly in Him at all cost.
Ss Isaac Jogues, John de Brebeuf and Companions, #Martyrs of #Canada a.k.a. North American Martyrs, who were 8 #Jesuit missionaries from Sainte-Marie among the Hurons. They were ritually tortured and killed on various dates in the mid-17th century in Canada, in what is now southern Ontario, and in upstate New York, during the warfare between the Iroquois (particularly the Mohawk people) and the Huron.
The martyrs are St. René Goupil (1642), St. Isaac Jogues (1646), St. Jean de Lalande (1646), St. Antoine Daniel (1648), St. Jean de Brébeuf (1649), St. Noël Chabanel (1649), St. Charles Garnier (1649), and St. Gabriel Lalemant (1649). This sculpture of the saints is in the church of Our Lady of the Assumption in #Windsor , #Ontario , #Canada#God#Jesus#HolySpirit#Prayer#Pray#FlashbackFriday#friyay#Weekend
I’ve been behind on my 31 picks because I hate posting every day, so here I am playing catch up all at once just not to annoy y’all
16. International: this was hard because there’s so many great international horror, tbh this is something that America really lacks. I went with the French extremity horror film MARTYRS - directed by Pascal Laugier in 2008, this film really dives into the emotional and psychical world of torture, abuse and madness. Its definitely existential torture porn and It’s one of my favorites of this genre. There was some trash ass American version made a few years ago but without even seeing it I can guarantee it not being good.
17. Have you heard of: actually you probably have, back deep in your head of useless knowledge - Space Vampires Or The Astro Zombies by Ted V. Mikels. Astro Zombies is 1968 Dr Frankenstein type of film starring John Carradine and Tura Satana. This film became a sort of cult film because of how bad it actually is, being regarded as one of the worst films ever. Indeed the misfits wrote the song Astro Zombies as tribute! And also Tura Satana is the hottest bitch of all time.
18. So bad it’s good: leprechaun in the hood - this film is legend. Directed by Rob Spera (whose basically done nothing good besides this), Warwick David reprises his role as Leprechaun and battles it out with the local pimp Mack Daddy (aka Ice-T) after a group of rappers rob him and steal a medallion to get back at him after empty promises. I don’t even know what else to say besides this film is pure entertainment.
NEW EPISODE: DEATHDREAM or DEAD OF NIGHT - the Bob Clark (Black Christmas, a Christmas story) film about a young soldier killed in the line of duty in Vietnam, or was he???? Listen to our podcast for more! (Along with reviews of beyond fest and films like WIDOWS, DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE, BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYAL, HALLOWEEN and MORE!) LINK IN MY GOD DAMN BIO - did y’all actually read this far?
1 Corinthians 1:27 - But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; -------------------------------------------------------------
We see in the early days of the Church that many were martyred by emperors and rulers and even laypeople for their faith in Christ and there was no physical resistance to this. We tend to see this inability or unwillingness to defend one's self as weakness, but it is the exact thing that makes our faith powerful. Saints were put to death, people saw miracles and became Christians and then they would get martyred and others would believe by their death and miracles, this is the circle of life in early Christianity. An Orthodox monk once said to me "Both Islam and Christianity was spread by the sword, the difference is that one religion wielded it and the other was being martyred by it" ☦️🇬🇷
سردار سرلشکر قاسم سلیمانی، زادهٔ ۲۰ اسفند ۱۳۳۵، فرمانده نیروی قدس سپاه پاسداران انقلاب اسلامی است. او در طول جنگ هشت ساله ایران و عراق فرمانده لشکر ۴۱ ثارالله کرمان بود. وی در ۴ بهمن ۱۳۸۹ درجهٔ سرلشکری دریافت کرد. سید علی خامنهای، رهبر ایران، در تقدیر از عملکرد سلیمانی، از او بهعنوان «شهید زنده» نام بردهاست.
طبق منابع غربی، سردار سلیمانی نقش مهمی در دادن قدرت نظامی به حزبالله لبنان، عقب راندن اسرائیل از جنوب لبنان، جنگ افغانستان، شکلدهی به فضای سیاسی عراق پس از سرنگونی صدام حسین، تغییر روند جنگ داخلی سوریه و مقابله با داعش در عراق داشتهاست. وی تا پیش از حضور علنی در جنگ علیه داعش در عراق، از حضور در انظار عمومی پرهیز میکرد؛ ولی حکومت ایران از زمان حضورش در عراق در نبرد علیه داعش و انتشار تصاویر متعددش با مدافعان عراقی، شروع به معرفی و شناساندن چهرهٔ وی کرد.
سردار قاسم سلیمانی که در سال ۱۳۳۵ خورشیدی در شهرستان رابر از توابع کرمان به دنیا آمد، در نوجوانی به کار بنایی مشغول بود اما پس از انقلاب سال ۱۳۵۷ به سپاه پاسداران پیوست.
عضویت در سپاه و جنگ ایران و عراق:
وی پس از پیروزی انقلاب، در عین ادامه کار در سازمان آب کرمان، به عضویتِ مجموعهٔ «سپاه افتخاری» درآمد. سردار سلیمانی بیان میکند که به محض بازگشت از مهاباد به ریاست پادگان قدس سپاه در کرمان منصوب میشود. با حمله عراق به ایران، همچنین چندین گردان از سپاهیان کرمان را آموزش میدهد و به جبهههای جنوب اعزام میکند و کمی بعد، خود در رأس یک گروهان به سوسنگرد اعزام میشود تا جلوی پیشروی عراق در جبههٔ مالکیه را بگیرد. ایشان در بیشتر عملیات عمدهٔ نظامی دوران جنگ با عراق شرکت کرد.
با پایان یافتن جنگ در ۱۳۶۷، لشکر ۴۱ ثارالله به فرماندهی سلیمانی به کرمان بازگشت و درگیر جنگ با اشرار و قاچاقچیان بزرگ مواد مخدر شد که از مرزهای شرقی کشور هدایت میشدند و تا هنگام انتصاب به فرماندهی سپاه قدس، این سمت را عهدهدار بود. وی از امضا کنندگان نامه تهدیدآمیز فرماندهان سپاه در جریان وقایع ۱۸ تیر ۱۳۷۸ به محمد خاتمی رئیسجمهوری وقت ایران بود.
ادامه در کامنت...
LEIA! 😃 #Repost @harpazomovement
Deus te escolheu, mas... E você?
Quando Jesus nos escolheu, estavamos no nosso pior estado. Ele nos amou quando éramos pecadores e nos trouxe pra perto quando não o procuravamos. Então Ele diz: "vocês não me escolheram, mas eu os escolhi [...]" João 15:16.
Quando Jesus afirma essas palavras Ele está dizendo que no que depender dele, o seu relacionamento com Ele estará garantido e protegido. Mas relacionamentos envolvem reciprocidade e escolha mútua.
Quando apenas baseamos nosso relacionamento com Deus ou com outra pessoa em uma escolha que não é nossa, a intimidade estará fragilizada. Afinal, não assumimos responsabilidade por protege-la ou busca-la.. Mas quando dizemos: "eu escolho você", estamos reunindo poder para fluir em intimidade e firmeza em nossas relações.
Será que seu relacionamento com Deus tem se baseado apenas na escolha dEle? Você não conseguirá viver intimidade com Jesus sem escolhê-lo, sem assumir sua parte de responsabilidade nesse relacionamento. Essa é uma escolha que cabe a você fazer. 🕊⚡️🔥
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نوع هواپیما: F-4E (فانتوم)
سال 92 به نیمه رسیده بود که یک فروند هواپیمای #فانتوم به خلبانی #شهید_آرش_رضایی » در روز مذکور جهت انجام ماموریت آموزشی بر فراز #خلیج_همیشه_فارس ، از #پایگاه_هوایی_بوشهر به #پرواز در آمد اما پس از انجام ماموریت و در مسیر بازگشت، دچار مشکل شد.
#خلبان_شهید_آرش_رضایی (نشسته نفر وسط)
#خلبان و #کمک_خلبان که قصد خروج از #جنگنده را نداشتند، #هواپیما را تا نزدیکی #پایگاه هدایت کردند.
فانتوم در نهایت فرود میآید ولی گویا این اسب سرکش قصد توقف ندارد و به گفته شاهدان، 3 مرتبه از باند خارج شده ولی توسط #شهید_رضایی به مسیر برگردانده میشود تا آنکه در آخرین خروج، چرخ دچار مشکل شده و هواپیما به تپه ای برخورد میکند و منجر به #ایجکت هر دو خلبان میشود.
متاسفانه در در حین ایجکت، چتر شهید رضایی باز نشده و خلبان به #شهادت میرسد.
نکته قابل تامل و تحسین برانگیز در این خصوص آن است که خلبان و کمک وی نهایت تلاش را برای حفظ سرمایه ملی به کار گرفتند.
یکی از آنان آسمانی شده و سروان سلیمی نژاد کابین عقب وی به شدت آسیب میبیند تا فانتوم همچنان قابل تعمیر بماند.
از شهید رضایی پسری به نام «آبتین» به یادگار ماند و پیکر او پس از تشییع در #شیراز به خاک سپرده شد.
به قول دوستان او رفت تا فانتومی که از پول مردم #ایران است و #بیت_المال مردم ایران است از بین نرود... .
روح بلند و آسمانی اش شاد
Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna Romanov 👑 15th November 1895 - 17th July 1918. The first child and daughter of Tsar Nichols II and Alexandra Feodorovna. She was known for her compassionate heart and a need to help others. During WWI, she became a nurse in a military hospital. The forced abdication of her father saw the fall of her family and the Russian empire. Olga along with her family and a couple of servants, were woken up in the early hours 17th July, taken to a basement where they were being held and were murdered by gunfire and bayonets. The Roman Orthodox Church later canonised Olga and her family as holy martyrs. #romanov#olgaromanov#grandduchess#russianroyalty#royalfamily#ww1#princess#portrait#blackandwhite#innocence#russia#martyrs#beauty
Hi, it's Dustin. I'm the guy you see here and ask "are you new?" when, in fact, I've worked here for 2+ years. I'm just never really here. A 'break in case of emergency'. Anyway, they've left me in charge of the Instagram recommendation today and I'm here to deliver some handpicked selections.
I want to recommend three films that are going to push your limits. Full disclosure: you probably shouldn't watch these movies. You shouldn't ride this ride if you have heart conditions. You must be this tall. An iron constitution is a must. Art, at times, should challenge you. Perhaps you should consider these films that will push you to your limits or make you re-consider what your limits are.
Or you could play it safe and rent Saw.