“At the end of his Gospel St John quotes Christ as saying, “You believe because you can see me, but blessed are those who have not seen me and yet believe” (John 20:29). It was to enable those who came later who, unlike his first disciples, did not know Jesus personally, that a totally new form of prayer was created. It was later called meditation”.
1. Catholic Families Worship Together–The Eucharist is the source of our love and the sign of the intimacy to which we are called. Therefore, as a family, we attend Sunday mass weekly (and Holy Days and at other times as we are able) and we actively participate in parish life–our spiritual home away from home.
“Vienna was surrounded. An invading Ottoman-led army, estimated at 150,000 troops, stood outside of her gates. Having refused the customary demand to surrender, made by Kara Mustafa, the Grand Vizier, she had been under siege for two months. The soldiers defending Vienna, and the peoples trapped behind her gates, were exhausted”.