Archive for January, 2011

Catherine Laboure Medal 0001

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Show Us Your Miraculous Medal

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In The Arms of The Angel

love never leaves us..love saves us from ourselves.

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all is seen…all is heard…all is revealed…all is healed, In The Light Of Christ. may forgiveness come to all who seek mercy with a pure heart. amen

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life is sacred. sometimes we just don’t realize that soon enough…-sst

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National 911 Memorial Site


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The Error and Meaning of Competition
copyright 2011 shannan suzzette taylor

anytime we want to compete with anyone else, we are fighting a ghost from our past and we are Not alive in the present moment. competition is meant to serve us in competing with our own yesterday. am I better today than I was yesterday..and how can I make myself better tomorrow? that is the ultimate question that aligns with the soul’s need and reason for being on earth…to align ourselves with Our Highest Potential. stepping up the ladder is to find God within and therefore witness our own Greatness manifested in an earthy reality.

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when I was young, I worked nights  at Jack LaLanne Fitness on Madison Ave in NYC. I loved it !! Fitness is so important to overall health and well-being.. it truly is a lifestyle that will save your life and give you the best Endurance for handling anything that comes your way. eat well..excercise..and love what you do and who you do it with…nice simple keys to a happy healthy life… yes, there are many obstacles and much suffering at times that is unavoidable…but when you just put your determination into the problem…You Will Win…Everytime! God Bless Jack LaLanne and his family…and May His Legacy of Health and Passion for Life Live Forever and Inspire Us To Seek Our Own Greatness!! -sst

LOS ANGELES — Fitness guru Jack LaLanne, who died Sunday at the age of 96, watched his bottom line as much as his waistline.
LaLanne said in 2006 that “I can’t afford to die. It would wreck my image,” AP reported.
LaLanne died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia, in his home in Morro Bay on California’s central coast.
“I have not only lost my husband and a great American icon, but the best friend and most loving partner anyone could ever hope for,” Elaine LaLanne, his wife said in a written statement, The Associated Press reported.
He is also survived by two sons, Dan and Jon, and a daughter, Yvonne.

Jack LaLanne, the fitness guru who inspired television viewers to trim down and pump iron for decades before exercise became a national obsession, died Sunday at age 96.

LaLanne credited a sudden interest in fitness with transforming his life as a teen, and he worked tirelessly over the next eight decades to transform others’ lives, too. His workout show was a television staple from the 1950s to the ’70s. He developed exercises that used no special equipment, just a chair and a towel. He also founded a chain of fitness studios that bore his name and in recent years touted the value of raw fruit and vegetables as he helped market a machine called Jack LaLanne’s Power Juicer.
LaLanne was born Francois Henri LaLanne in San Francisco in 1914 to immigrants from Oloron-Sainte-Marie in southwest France. His older brother, Norman, nicknamed him Jack, according to wikipedia.
In 2008, LaLanne turned his attention to money matters with the release of his book, Fiscal Fitness. At the time, the fitness legend spoke with TheStreet about the keys to mixing healthy living and smart financial planning.



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I am learning this everyday…how to communicate with love…that’s the lesson for all of us in this world on earth..not about religion, it’s about respect and integrity and dignity for the human soul.-sst

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press Nicole Winfield, Associated Press – Mon Jan 24, 8:05 am ET
VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI told Catholic bloggers and Facebook and YouTube users Monday to be respectful of others when spreading the Gospel online and not to see their ultimate goal as getting as many online hits as possible.

Echoing concerns in the U.S. about the need to root out online vitriol, Benedict called for the faithful to adopt a “Christian style presence” online that is responsible, honest and discreet

“We must be aware that the truth which we long to share does not derive its worth from its ‘popularity’ or from the amount of attention it receives,” Benedict wrote in his annual message for the church’s World Day of Social Communications.

“The proclamation of the Gospel requires a communication which is at once respectful and sensitive.”

Benedict didn’t name names, but the head of the Vatican’s social communications office, Archbishop Claudio Celli, said it was certainly correct to direct the pope’s exhortation to some conservative Catholic blogs, YouTube channels and sites which, with some vehemence, criticize bishops, public officials and policies they consider not Catholic enough.

“The risk is there, there’s no doubt,” Celli said in response to a question. He confirmed that the Pontifical Council for Social Communications was working on a set of guidelines with recommendations for appropriate style and behavior for Catholics online.

“I don’t love such things, but I think we can define some points of reference for behavior,” he said, adding that he hoped such a document would come out as soon as possible.

The Vatican’s concern comes at a time when incendiary rhetoric — in the media and online — has come under increasing fire; even U.S. President Barack Obama has urged greater civility in political discourse following the attempted assassination of a U.S. congresswoman.

In his message, Benedict echoed many of the same themes he has voiced in years past about the benefits and dangers of the digital age, saying social networks are a wonderful way to build relationships and community. But he warned against replacing real friendships with virtual ones and warned against the temptation to create artificial public profiles rather than authentic ones.

“There exists a Christian way of communication which is honest and open, responsible and respectful of others,” he wrote. “To proclaim the Gospel through the new media means not only to insert expressly religious content into different media platforms, but also to witness consistently, in one’s own digital profile and in the way one communicates choices, preference and judgments that are fully consistent with the Gospel.”

The 83-year-old Benedict is no techno wizard: He writes longhand and has admitted to a certain lack of Internet savvy within the Vatican.

But under Benedict, the Holy See has greatly increased its presence online: It has a dedicated YouTube channel, and its Pope2You.net portal gives news on the pontiff’s trips and speeches and features I-Phone and Facebook applications that allow users to send postcards with photos of Benedict and excerpts from his messages to their friends.

Celli said the Holy See was working on a new multimedia portal that would be the point of reference for the whole Vatican that he hoped would be operational by Easter. It would start out in English and Italian, with other languages added later.

Currently, the Vatican website http://www.vatican.va has links to the Vatican newspaper, the Vatican Museums and other Vatican departments, but it’s clunky and out of date.

Celli acknowledged that the pope’s annual message — which is full of technical jargon — is not his alone. Celli’s office prepares a draft and the pope then makes changes. Celli said he didn’t know if Benedict had ever been on Facebook, but said he expected one of his aides had probably shown him around.

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