Happy New Year 2013

Posted in Holy Mary by martalorenza on January 2, 2013


Sub tuum praesidium confugimus,

Sancta Dei Genetrix.

Nostras deprecationes ne despicias

in necessitatibus,

sed a periculis cunctis

libera nos semper,

Virgo gloriosa et benedicta.

Beneath your compassion, We take refuge,

O Mother of God:

do not despise our petitions

in time of trouble:

but rescue us from dangers,

only pure, only blessed one.

This beautiful image of the Vergin of Mercy and the Sub Tuum Praesidium complete the story of the Immaculate.

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Posted in Holy Mary, Jesus, new by martalorenza on January 1, 2013


Today, New Year’s Day, the Day of Peace, last Medjugorje Christmas message has come to my mind. Our Lady appeared with Blessing Little Jesus in her arms, who said: «I am your Peace».

Our Lady with the Child, Leuca, photo by Silvana.

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Posted in new by martalorenza on December 28, 2012


“Thus says the Lord:

In Ramah is heard the sound of sobbing,

bitter weeping!

Rachel mourns for her children,

she refuses to be consoled

for her children—they are no more!” Jeremiah 31, 15

In memory of the 20 kids of the Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Cunnecticut.

Merry Christmas

Posted in Christmas, Giussani, Jesus by martalorenza on December 25, 2012


«What is important is Jesus.

And Jesus is neither the Creator nor a creature: He is both!

He is also a creature and nevertheless He remains the essence of all thing, because He is God, He is the essence of trees, flowers, the Heavens, mountains, lakes.»

Luigi Giussani

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Asia Bibi from her cell: “Write to the Pakistan president”

Posted in new by martalorenza on December 12, 2012



«… …My dear friend I’m writing to, I don’t know if this letter will ever reach you. If it does, remember there are people in the world persecuted because of their faith and – if you can – pray Our Lord for us and write to the Pakistan President to ask him to let me go back to my family».

With these words Asia Bibi – with a sentence of death and in prison for longer than 1.270 days waiting for the definitive sentence – ends the letter that the Italian newspaper «Avvenire» published on Saturday, December 8th.

«Avvenire» will collect all letters to her: you can write to the email address to ahereto the iniziative, addressing the Pakistan President, Asif Ali Zardari, encouraging him to act in favour of Asia Bibi. It is necessary to provide all personal data (family name, first name, city, country)


I, the undersigned, adhere to the call for the release of Asia Bibi, a young woman sentenced to death in Pakistan with a specious charge of blasphemy and now in jail because of her faith. I ask the president of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, to act in her favour.​