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21. Going Home

Eileen Dunn Bertanzetti Pauline Books and Media ePub


Going Home

Finally, in 1956, workers completed the Home for the Relief of Suffering. Italy’s red-white-and-green flag waved from the new hospital’s roof. Before the crucifix in the friary chapel, Pio thanked God. And as usual, he gave the Lord all the credit. I am nothing—thank God!

In 1968, while the hospital was running smoothly, Padre Pio again heard God’s voice speak to his heart. God would soon take the priest to a new life in heaven. I’ll see my parents again, Pio thought, smiling. I’ll see you, Jesus!

Pio thanked his guardian angel for having stayed beside him during his whole earthly journey. “You’ve been my faithful companion and friend, even in my saddest moments,” Pio told him.

On September 22, a chilly autumn wind whistled around the friary and in through the open window of Pio’s room. Despite his pain, the priest smiled serenely as he waited for God to come and take him home.

Just before eleven that night, a few of the friars supported Pio as he stumbled toward the open window. He wanted to bless the crowds who waited in the cool night air.

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St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Anne Eileen Heffernan Fsp Pauline Books and Media ePub

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


October 16

Margaret was the fifth of seven children born to the Alacoque family in Janots, a small town in Burgundy, France. Margaret’s father was a public official, and her family lived in a large house surrounded by farms. Her mother taught the children prayers and Bible stories.

When Margaret was only eight, her father died unexpectedly of pneumonia. Madame Alacoque became so sick from grief that she could no longer take care of her children. Margaret was sent away to a boarding school run by Franciscan Sisters.

Margaret loved the peace of the convent. She liked to get up early and go into the chapel to hear the sisters chanting the psalms. The sisters often found her in the chapel at night praying the Rosary. In fact, Margaret became so well known for her prayers and love for Jesus that she was able to make her First Holy Communion when she was only nine years old. At that time, most children were not allowed to receive Communion until they were at least thirteen.

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Boys’ Candidate, The

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

LAS’ time ’at Uncle Sidney come,

He bringed a watermelon home—

An’ half the boys in town,

Come taggin’ after him.—An’ he

Says, when we et it,— “Gracious me!

’S the boy-house fell down?”

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Litany of the Saints

Christina Miriam Wegendt Fsp Pauline Books and Media ePub

Lord, have mercy

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy

Lord, have mercy.

Holy Mary, Mother of God

pray for us.

Saint Michael

pray for us

Holy angels of God

pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist

pray for us.

Saint Joseph

pray for us.

Saint Peter and Saint Paul

pray for us.

Saint Andrew

pray for us.

Saint John

pray for us.

Saint Mary Magdalene

pray for us.

Saint Stephen

pray for us.

Saint Ignatius of Antioch

pray for us.

Saint Lawrence

pray for us.

Saint Perpetua and Saint Felicity

pray for us.

Saint Agnes

pray for us.

Saint Gregory

pray for us.

Saint Augustine

pray for us.

Saint Athanasius

pray for us.

Saint Basil

pray for us.

Saint Martin

pray for us.

Saint Benedict

pray for us.

Saint Francis and Saint Dominic

pray for us.

Saint Francis Xavier

pray for us.

Saint John Vianney

pray for us.

Saint Catherine of Siena

pray for us.

Saint Teresa of Jesus

pray for us.

Saint Isaac Jogues

pray for us.

Saint Faustina Kowalska

pray for us.

Saint Katharine Drexel

pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc

pray for us.

Saint Damien of Molokai

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Helping Hands

Virgina Helen Richards Fsp Pauline Books and Media ePub


Helping Hands

Damien returned to Molokai after being cared for by the sisters, and he immediately resumed his work. His pace was not slowed; in fact he doubled it. Aware that his days were numbered, he worked fiercely among the people to be sure that they would be provided for when he was no longer with them. But now Father Damien was no longer alone. As news of his efforts had spread, help began to arrive in Molokai.

On July 29, 1886, Joseph Dutton landed on Molokai. A convert to the Catholic faith and a veteran of the Civil War, he had heard about Father Damien’s efforts on Molokai and had decided to dedicate the rest of his life to this work, too. When he arrived, Damien was thrilled. The ideas and plans of the tall, soldierly American added new vigor to the priest.

The two men worked well together. Father Damien even called Joseph “Brother” Dutton. Brother Dutton helped in all kinds of tasks, from gardening to finishing coffins. He gently cared for the sick and also helped Father Damien with his bookkeeping.

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An Unexpected Call

Virgina Helen Richards Fsp Pauline Books and Media ePub


An Unexpected Call

Damien professed his vows on October 7, 1860, when he was just twenty years old. He then moved to Paris to study Greek, Latin, and philosophy at the headquarters of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

Once again he dived into his assignment with boundless energy. Often he stayed up far into the evening to study. “I have so much to catch up on,” he would explain to friends who urged him to lighten up.

But that was not the only reason he pushed so hard. Damien’s heart was once again full of big dreams. Damien wanted to be an apostle and join his religious brothers who were lucky enough to be sent to distant mission lands.

One night, a visiting missionary bishop from the Pacific islands spoke to the community of the needs in his distant territory. Damien’s heart was on fire after that. He wrote letter after letter to Pamphile, each brimming with excitement. “Christ died to save all people. But how many people still have never even heard of Jesus? Wouldn’t it be great if you and I could join the ranks of our missionary brothers?” Pamphile wholeheartedly agreed.

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38 What Is Prayer?

Mary Kathleen Snd Pauline Books and Media ePub

Catechism  Prayer is the lifting of our mind and heart to God. It is God’s gift to us that builds our relationship with him (cf. nos. 2559, 2565).

God always answers prayers. Sometimes he says yes. But sometimes God says no, or “wait a little,” or “I have a better idea.” Former US president Jimmy Carter remarked that sometimes God says, “You’ve got to be kidding!” When we think of prayer, we usually think of asking for something. But prayer is much more than that. It is the raising of the mind and heart to God. Just thinking about God can be praying. If we love God, then we will pray, because in prayer we talk to God and listen to him. We may pray alone or with others. Our greatest prayer is the Eucharist, which we pray gathered together as God’s people.

Some prayers, such as the Lord’s Prayer and the Hail Mary, have been prayed by Catholics for centuries. Knowing these prayers lets us pray together easily. These prayers, as well as other prayers people have composed, can express for us what is in our hearts. But there are many more ways to pray. As you grow, your ways of praying will probably change.

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Sentences: Adding Detail

Emily Hutchinson Saddleback Educational Publishing PDF

Basic Skills Practice

Sentences: Adding Details

Details make your writing clearer and more interesting. Descriptive adjectives and adverbs are useful details. You can also use phrases and clauses that give more information about your topic. Compare the example sentences to get an idea of the difference a few details can make.


• Maria has a dog.

• My friend Maria has a golden retriever whose fur is the same beautiful color as her own hair.

A. Try your hand at adding details to make these boring sentences more interesting.

1. Dan got a haircut today.


2. Maureen ordered a sandwich for lunch.


3. Jack’s grandfather gave him a car.


4. Barbara wore an interesting outfit to the club.


5. Roger inherited a desk from his aunt.

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Sentence Structure

Emily Hutchinson Saddleback Educational Publishing PDF

Basic Skills Practice

Sentence Structure

Sentences that are varied in length, structure, and word order add interest and emphasis to writing. Study these examples of different sentence structures.

A simple sentence consists of one independent clause and no additional clauses.

A compound sentence consists of two or more independent, or main, clauses.

A complex sentence consists of one independent clause and one or more dependent, or subordinate, clauses.

A compound-complex sentence consists of at least two independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses.

We went out for pizza.

We went out for pizza and they watched a movie.

Before we went out for pizza, we finished our homework.

We went out for pizza and they watched a movie as heavy rain pelted the city streets.

A. Write T or F to show whether each statement is true or false.

1. _____ All clauses contain both a subject and a verb.

2. _____ A main clause is also called a subordinate clause.

3. _____ A main clause can stand alone as a sentence.

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Doing the Right Thing

The Daughters Paul Pauline Books and Media ePub

It was not the first time I had ever done service; however, it was the first time that I reflected on what I was actually doing.

Last year, when I was a sophomore, I signed up to help Habitat for Humanity over spring break. As part of that team, I helped break down, clean up, and make a house livable for a family in need.

I was surprised that throughout the day I never once wondered, “How much longer do I need to be here?” Not once did I wish the day would just be over. Instead, I really enjoyed working with the other students and volunteers from Habitat for Humanity. We came together with the same mind: to accomplish a task. Even though we did not know one another well, over the hours of working together we grew to be friends.

Helping a family in need to get back on their feet with a place to live was a humbling experience. It felt good to help others. The fact that I did not know the family made the project have more of an impact for me. Not knowing them and not feeling obligated to help allowed me to see that I could help someone out of the kindness of my heart, and not expect anything in return. Since that day, I have really enjoyed doing Christian service. I realize how it benefits others and I feel happy knowing that I am doing the right thing.

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Given Up for Us

Edited By Jamie Stuart Wolfe Pauline Books and Media ePub

When Jesus changes the bread and wine into his Body and Blood, he looks ahead to his death, accepts it in his heart, and turns it into an action of love. On the outside, the death of Jesus is only cruel violence; but from within, it becomes an act of total self-giving love.

Homily, World Youth Day
Cologne, Germany, August 21, 2005

Through his willing suffering and death, Jesus became bread for all of us. With this living and sure hope, he is with us in all that we suffer until death. Jesus travels with us and leads us to life on pathways of hope.

Homily, June 15, 2006

Real charity knows how to do everything for the good and salvation of all. True love leaps forth from the most Holy Eucharist with all the heat and energy of a flame. Christ is present and alive in the Eucharist, and in the Eucharist he finds delight in loving us.

Moved by that love, Jesus constantly renews his sacrifice.

Mirae Caritatis, 13
May 28, 1902

In the Eucharist, God’s heart rules us and loves us by living and staying with us, so that we may live and stay in him. In this sacrament, God gives himself to us as a sacrifice, as a friend, as food for the journey, and as the promise of future glory.

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9. The Great Day

Susan Helen Fsp Pauline Books and Media ePub

In January 1890, Bakhita’s instruction was finally complete. The date for her Baptism had been set: January 9. What was more, the nobility of Venice had all heard about the former slave’s brave decision to remain at the sisters’ school. The tale of this former slave had touched their hearts, and many of them had offered to serve as her godmother and as her confirmation sponsor.

Everything about the great day was so special! The chapel, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, was decorated with flowers. The priestly vestments were elegant. Twenty-one-year-old Bakhita was both excited and calm at the same time. She had fasted since midnight according to the rules followed at the time for the reception of Holy Communion.

She smiled to herself as she knelt in the chapel, praying. “Oh Jesus,” she whispered, “I’m so excited. I could never have eaten anything, even if there were no fasting rules. Sometimes, Lord, I wonder if this is all really happening. It seems too wonderful to be true!”

The convent bells rang. It was time! Bakhita was taken into an adjoining room to wait for the moment she was to enter the chapel. The neighbors had heard the bells pealing, and the doors swung open in welcome. The sisters were stunned to see a great crowd of people fill the chapel. They squeezed into the pews and stood in the aisles, shoulder to shoulder. Bakhita, dressed in white, entered the chapel with Sister Maria Fabretti and her godfather by proxy, Count Marco of Soranzo. He was standing in for his wife, Countess Giuseppina, who was ill that day. Bakhita’s confirmation sponsor was Signora Margherita Donati.

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Polygons and an Introduction to Logic

Michael Buckley Saddleback Educational Publishing PDF



Types of Polygons

The term polygon is a term that means “many–sided”. Look at the figures below. Those to the left are polygons, while the figures to the right are not polygons.








Not Polygons

Use the figures above to identify characteristics of a polygon. Circle the term in each pair that makes the statement true.

1. The figures on the left are polygons because their sides are made of



One of the figures above (Figure E) has a side made of an

other segments.

2. In the figures on the left, each segment intersects with

One of the figures on the right (Figure D) has some of its sides intersecting with segment. other segments.

3. In the figures on the left, each segment intersects with

One of the figures on the right (Figure F) has some of its sides intersecting with segments.

Complete the statements below defining polygons.





A polygon is a closed figure made of a





lying certain number of in the same plane. In a polygon, each side





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15. Christmas in France

Christine Virginia Orfeo Fsp Pauline Books and Media ePub


Christmas in France

Finally, at the orders of Arendt Van Corlaer, Father Isaac was smuggled onto a small ship that carried him down the Hudson River to New Amsterdam (the area that is now New York).

Father Isaac enjoyed his newfound freedom and the company of the Dutch who rejoiced over their own victory against the Iroquois. General Willem Kieft, the director of New Amsterdam, welcomed Isaac to his house and dressed him in a new black suit and cloak. The Dutch colonists looked upon Isaac with curiosity and admiration. His story was told in every home, over every teacup.

Toward the end of October, an old ship prepared to leave New Amsterdam for Europe.

“Father Isaac,” General Kieft invited, “you’re free to leave on this ship if you wish. I want to warn you, however, that it is hardly seaworthy.”

“Sir, I place my life in God’s hands,” Isaac replied. “The Lord has spared me until now; I am confident he will bring me safely home.”

Due to the small size of the ship, the voyage was rough. Sufferings were not lacking to Father Isaac. He slept on the upper deck among the coils of rope at the mercy of the waves and wind that swept over him.

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17. Chlorophyll and Photosynthesis

Robert Bruce Thompson Maker Media, Inc ePub

Youll need the following items to complete this lab session. (The standard kit for this book, available from www.thehomescientist.com, includes the items listed in the first group.)


Beaker, 250 mL

Bromothymol blue

Centrifuge tubes, 15 mL

Centrifuge tubes, 50 mL

Chromatography paper


Grams iodine stain

Hydrochloric acid


Ruler (mm scale)

Slides (flat) and coverslips

Test tube clamp

Test tube rack



Coin with milled edge (optional)

Cotton balls

Elodea (water weed; see text)

Isopropanol, 70%

Leaves, various (see text)

Light source (see text)

Meter stick or measuring tape

Microscope (with reflection illumination)

Microwave oven



Soda straw

Toothpicks (plastic)

UV light source (optional)

Watch or clock with second hand

Water, distilled

In this lab session well investigate photosynthesis, the conversion of solar energy to stored energy in the form of saccharides, which is the basis of nearly all life on Earth. (Only nearly all, because a few deep-sea organisms use energy directly from thermal vents on the sea bottom.) Photosynthesis depends largely on chlorophylls, a closely related group of organic chemical compounds that contain a central magnesium atom.

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