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Quote from Pius X on Zionist Movement - January 25, 1904
"We are unable to favor this movement [of Zionism]. We cannot prevent the Jews from going to Jerusalem—but we could never sanction it. The ground of Jerusalem, if it were not always sacred, has been sanctified by the life of Jesus Christ. As the head of the Church I cannot answer you otherwise. The Jews have not recognized our Lord, therefore we cannot recognize the Jewish people."
January 26, 1904 diary entry of Theodor Herzl (founder of political Zionism), who had managed to obtain an audience with Pope Pius X the previous day. Herzl made a 5 year (unsuccessful) tour of European courts/leaders - in an effort to gain support for his cause. In 1904, after years of illness, the Jew Herzl died a broken and disappointed man at the age of forty-four. His wife died three years later. Two of his 3 children committed suicide. His only grandchild committed suicide.

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18.02 | 10:14

*(From: "Devotions to the Wonder-Worker, St. Anthony of Padua" Thirteen Invocations to St Anthony, p. 10. Imp. 1913)

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18.02 | 10:04

*"[T]he people of Padua consecrated TUESDAY as the special day to honour St Anthony; besides this, the general belief was, that the Wonder-worker always heard the prayers of those who besought him on that day."

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14.02 | 02:37

Our Lady Of Good Success foretold the crisis in the church, which in these times is being revealed, I am stunned by your revelations,but thank you

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13.02 | 22:18

Please prayer for my father who died this afternoon. He was a very selfless & generous man, who always had time for his children.

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