Articles Posted by luckysaint-admin

HISTORY OF PRAYER CARDS

Kabbalah is the name of a body of recondite knowledge. Its inception is the internal instructing of Judaism. It’s concerned to God, the universe and humankind, and their common interrelation. The Kabbalah and its teachings are not less than the law and are an integral part of the Torah. They are traced back to the revelation to Moses at Sinai, and some of them even before. The Kabbalah itself teaches that its study is an important method for helping to advance the final Messianic redemption and perfect the world.

Tradition states that it was given by the chief heavenly messenger Raziel to Adam and Eve, after they had been thrown out of Eden, with the goal that they may recapture access to heaven. This Torah or instructing has been ignored on the ages, albeit about lost every once in a while. It is said that Abraham was started into the custom by Melchizedek, who had neither dad nor mother, showing that he was a heavenly being. Some state he was Enoch, the first completely acknowledged human being.

From Abraham, the knowledge was gone on through the patriarchs to Moses, who transmitted it to Joshua and the seniors. It was then instructed by a line of priests, prophets and rabbis. Changing its external form and name from period to period, the teaching nevertheless maintained its essential instruction on the purpose and composition of existence and humanity’s role. By the Middle Ages, it had gone up against the dialect of reasoning which, joined with scriptural imagery, came to be called Kabbalah or “What has been gotten.”

Cast in a blend of metaphysics, cosmology, and psychology, joined with different practices, it has come down to us today when it once more is being reformulated in contemporary terms. This empowers the present age to appreciate this antiquated otherworldly educating. What pursues is an extremely short record of the hypothesis and practice of Kabbalah.

Prayer cards are the most persistent and captivating endearing facets of a Catholic tradition. They are tactile reminders of people we adore like family photographs. These cards first appeared in the 1500s.  These prayer cards were made specifically for people to carry along with them or to display them in their homes. In this way, people bring saints and other religious figures in their daily lives. Unlike other religious imagery of that time, which were expensive and tended to be confined to the wealthy, these prayer cards were the significant way for an average person to establish a personal connection with a saint.  These cards were not expensive, and their value came more from a person’s connection with the saint. Before the emergence of these holy cards, religious imagery was out of reach for the majority of devout Catholics, but these cards established the relationships of people with saints in a tangible way. Many people have developed devotions to particular saints through these cards. That popularity has attracted a large industry for the printing and distribution of these cards.

The oldest surviving prayer card is a black and white woodcut image of St. Christopher dating back to 1423. These cards are actually pictures printed on inexpensive paper. Since these cards are not durable and have been lost or destroyed, very few medieval prayer cards have survived from the past. By 1600, a great number of prayer cards were being produced by the skilled carvers of the time. Most of their clients were the Jesuits who used to distribute these black and white cards in Europe as well as in Asia, America, and Africa. The 19th century was the golden age of the prayer cards, particularly in Belgium, Austria, and Germany. Chromolithography was the technique that was used in the mass production of exceptional prayer cards. In the 20th century, holy cards remained very popular and were sold for pennies apiece. The demand for these prayer cards was so great from the start that people are still making a profit by selling them.

Read more

HISTORY OF THE ROSARY

Kabbalah is the name of a body of recondite knowledge. Its inception is the internal instructing of Judaism. It’s concerned to God, the universe and humankind, and their common interrelation. The Kabbalah and its teachings are not less than the law and are an integral part of the Torah. They are traced back to the revelation to Moses at Sinai, and some of them even before. The Kabbalah itself teaches that its study is an important method for helping to advance the final Messianic redemption and perfect the world.

Tradition states that it was given by the chief heavenly messenger Raziel to Adam and Eve, after they had been thrown out of Eden, with the goal that they may recapture access to heaven. This Torah or instructing has been ignored on the ages, albeit about lost every once in a while. It is said that Abraham was started into the custom by Melchizedek, who had neither dad nor mother, showing that he was a heavenly being. Some state he was Enoch, the first completely acknowledged human being.

From Abraham, the knowledge was gone on through the patriarchs to Moses, who transmitted it to Joshua and the seniors. It was then instructed by a line of priests, prophets and rabbis. Changing its external form and name from period to period, the teaching nevertheless maintained its essential instruction on the purpose and composition of existence and humanity’s role. By the Middle Ages, it had gone up against the dialect of reasoning which, joined with scriptural imagery, came to be called Kabbalah or “What has been gotten.”

Cast in a blend of metaphysics, cosmology, and psychology, joined with different practices, it has come down to us today when it once more is being reformulated in contemporary terms. This empowers the present age to appreciate this antiquated otherworldly educating. What pursues is an extremely short record of the hypothesis and practice of Kabbalah.

There is a rich history of praying the rosary. It is known to bring peace to the lives of people. The word rosary originated from the Latin word “rosarium”, which means the garden of roses or rose garland. The rosary is one of the most admired prayers of the Catholic Church.

Archbishop Fulton Sheen stated, “The rosary is the book of the visually impaired, where spirits see, and there order the best dramatization of adoration the world has ever known; it is the book of the basic, which starts them into secrets and information more fulfilling than the instruction of other men; it is the book of the matured, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the following. The intensity of the rosary is beyond depiction.”

Saint Dominic begins the history of the rosary. He wanted to teach people the truth about Jesus. But the people of that time wanted to fit Jesus into their own way of thinking rather than changing their own way of thinking according to the teachings of Jesus.

Dominic was met with success after much hard work. One day he was feeling very disappointed because of the stubbornness of the people, and he prayed that Mary would help him. The year was 1208 and Mary appeared to him in a vision. She told him to teach her prayer to the people. This seemed a little strange to Dominic because the people were already praying. Even the common illiterate people were substituting 150 “Our Fathers” in place of the Psalms.

Dominic followed Mary’s advice and spread the message of praying the rosary, he taught everyone that he met these prayers. The response was very surprising. The people started to accept the teachings of Jesus. By knowing Jesus, they began to love Him and it became easy for them to follow His teachings. This is how the history of praying the rosary was started. The Rosary as it is prayed today is very similar to the method St. Dominic preached.

Read more

An Introduction to Kabbalah

Kabbalah is the name of a body of recondite knowledge. Its inception is the internal instructing of Judaism. It’s concerned to God, the universe and humankind, and their common interrelation. The Kabbalah and its teachings are not less than the law and are an integral part of the Torah. They are traced back to the revelation to Moses at Sinai, and some of them even before. The Kabbalah itself teaches that its study is an important method for helping to advance the final Messianic redemption and perfect the world.

Tradition states that it was given by the chief heavenly messenger Raziel to Adam and Eve, after they had been thrown out of Eden, with the goal that they may recapture access to heaven. This Torah or instructing has been ignored on the ages, albeit about lost every once in a while. It is said that Abraham was started into the custom by Melchizedek, who had neither dad nor mother, showing that he was a heavenly being. Some state he was Enoch, the first completely acknowledged human being.

From Abraham, the knowledge was gone on through the patriarchs to Moses, who transmitted it to Joshua and the seniors. It was then instructed by a line of priests, prophets and rabbis. Changing its external form and name from period to period, the teaching nevertheless maintained its essential instruction on the purpose and composition of existence and humanity’s role. By the Middle Ages, it had gone up against the dialect of reasoning which, joined with scriptural imagery, came to be called Kabbalah or “What has been gotten.”

Cast in a blend of metaphysics, cosmology, and psychology, joined with different practices, it has come down to us today when it once more is being reformulated in contemporary terms. This empowers the present age to appreciate this antiquated otherworldly educating. What pursues is an extremely short record of the hypothesis and practice of Kabbalah.

Kabbalah is the name of a body of recondite knowledge. Its inception is the internal instructing of Judaism. It’s concerned with God, the universe and humankind, and their common interrelation. The Kabbalah and its teachings are not less than the law, and are an integral part of the Torah. They are traced back to the revelation to Moses at Mount Sinai, and some of them even before. The Kabbalah itself teaches that its study is an important method for helping to advance the final Messianic redemption and perfect the world.

Tradition states that it was given by the chief heavenly messenger Raziel to Adam and Eve, after they had been thrown out of Eden, with the goal that they may recapture access to heaven. This Torah or instructing, has been ignored through the ages, albeit about lost every once in a while. It is said that Abraham was started into the custom by Melchizedek, who had neither dad nor mother, showing that he was a heavenly being. Some state he was Enoch, the first completely acknowledged human being.

From Abraham, the knowledge has gone on through the patriarchs, to Moses, who transmitted it to Joshua and the seniors. It was then instructed by a line of priests, prophets and rabbis. Changing its external form and name from period to period, the teaching nevertheless maintained its essential instruction on the purpose and composition of existence, and humanity’s role. By the Middle Ages, it had gone up against the dialect of reasoning, which joined with scriptural imagery, came to be called Kabbalah or “What has been gotten.”

Cast in a blend of metaphysics, cosmology, and psychology, joined with different practices, the Kabbalah has come down to us today, where it is once more is being reformulated in contemporary terms. This empowers the present age to appreciate this antiquated otherworldly knowledge.

Read more

The Story behind Saint Expedite and his acceptance by the Catholic Church as a Saint.

Saint Expedite is the patron for people who are in need of rapid solutions to their problems, who wish to avoid delays in their work, and who want financial success. His help is sought by those who want to overcome procrastination. His feast day is commemorated by the Roman Catholic Church on April 19.

Who was Saint Expedite?

It is believed that Saint Expedite was a Roman Centurion in the fourth century. That’s the reason why most of the images of Expedite show him dressed like a soldier. He learned about Christianity and left his polytheistic beliefs behind. He decided to convert to Christianity and devote his life to the new Christian faith. When he made this decision, the devil appeared before him in the form of a crow. The devil asked him to delay his decision of converting to Christianity until the next day. But, Expedite refused and firmly stated that he would become a Christian today. This is why images of Saint Expedite show him stepping on a crow which means he is killing procrastination. It gives a powerful message that the saint is crushing tomorrow and replacing it with today.

Devotion to St. Expedite spread rapidly within many catholic countries. It is said, St. Expedite was martyred sometime around April 303 AD in what is now Turkey. St. Expedite was accepted as a saint by the Catholic Church because pictures of him existed in Germany in the 18th century which plainly depicted him as a saint to be invoked against procrastination.

A thousand hymns to Glorious Expeditus,

Who shed his blood in Armenia,

Whose name was written in Heaven,

And gained the laurel of Martyrdom.

-Hymn to Saint Expedite

Read more

Copyright © 2019, Saint Expedite. All rights reserved.