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User Image soladeiverbum Posted: Feb 26, 2018 1:46 AM (UTC)

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Little Nellie of Holy God -The Life of Nellie Organ (1903-1908) “There! That is the sign for which I was waiting.” -Pope St Pius X after hearing about the holy life of little Nellie. A few months later in 1910 he issued “Quam Singulari” which significantly lowered the age of Holy Communion for children.

Little Nellie Organ lived to be only four and one-half years old, and yet for very good reason she is known as “The Little Violet of the Blessed Sacrament.” The remarkable story of her short yet holy life begins with her birth on August 24, 1903. Her father, William Organ and her mother Mary Aherne Organ were married on July 4, 1896 and their marriage was soon blessed with four children: Thomas, David, Mary and, lastly, Nellie. Because unemployment was very high at that time in Ireland, her father William Organ had to choose between emigration and enlistment as a soldier. He chose the latter and in October, 1897, he joined the British Army then in occupation in Ireland, in a garrison in the maritime town of Waterford.

Thus little Nellie was born on August 24, 1903, in the "married quarters" of the Royal Infantry Barracks in Waterford, Ireland. Soon afterward she was brought to the parish Church of the Trinity where she was Baptized with the name of "Ellen," though she would be familiarly called "Nellie." "When only two," Nellie's father writes, "she would clasp my hand and toddle off to Mass, prattling all the way about Holy God. That was the way she always spoke of God, and I do not know where she could have learned it." Nellie loved her father dearly, and her first request when her mother went out was to buy a rosary for Daddy. One night her father said he was going on sentinel duty. Nellie said, "I will be sentinel in your place." "You go to sleep," said her father. "No," said Nellie, "I shall wait for you"-and when he returned some hours later she was awake, waiting for him.

The holy names were the first words that Nellie learned, and at night the family Rosary was said. Her mother taught her to kiss the crucifix and the large beads, a habit which Nellie retained.

The death of her mother
In 1905 the family moved to Spike, an island fort situated in
User Image soladeiverbum Posted: Feb 26, 2018 1:49 AM (UTC)

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Little Nellie of Holy God -The Life of Nellie Organ (1903-1908)
Part II

Nellie and her sister arrived on May 11th, 1907. It was with truly maternal care that Mary and Nellie were surrounded there by the kind Good Shepherd Sister and Nellie was truly happy there, and she called all the Sisters "Mothers." Upon her arrival Nellie was three years and nine months old; she would live the remaining eight months of her life with the Sisters.

A Physicians Diagnosis
Mary Long was a young girl who slept next to Nellie and she told the Sisters that Nellie seemed to be in pain and would often be up much of the night crying and often coughing. Because of this, little Nellie was transferred to the school infirmary where she would share her meals with a little black kitten, of which she grew very fond and which fully reciprocated the child's affection.
User Image soladeiverbum Posted: Feb 26, 2018 1:56 AM (UTC)

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Part III

Little Nellie of Holy God -The Life of Nellie Organ (1903-1908)
On the threashold of heaven

The New Year 1908 dawned, but it brought no earthly hope to those who loved little Nellie. It was a wonder to all how she continued to exist: the tiny frame was quite exhausted. She could now retain nothing, not even a spoonful of broth. She seemed to live on the Blessed Sacrament alone. Her sufferings were so great that one day they drew tears from a Sister who witnessed them. But Nellie was quite resigned. "Why are you crying, Mudder?" she asked. ''You should be glad that I am going to Holy God." If her nurse complained of a headache or other pain, Nellie would say, "What is that compared to what Holy God suffered for us." On another occasion one of the nuns went to Nellie and begged her to pray for a sister of hers, a lady in the world, who was very ill. "Has she children, Mudder?" asked this astounding infant. "She has many children," replied the Good Shepherd Sister, quite gravely. "Then," said Nellie confidently, "I will pray to Holy God, and He will see that she'll be cured." And, in fact, the lady recovered.

Nellie loved holy cards and medals, and would have them placed all about her room and her sick bed. One day Mother Superior showed Nellie a new holy card of Jesus. She responded “that is not the way that I see Him”.
User Image catholic_teen_posts Posted: Feb 26, 2018 1:58 AM (UTC)

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From @franciscanmissionaries ❤️ In the life of the body a man is sometimes sick, and unless he takes medicine, he will die. Even so in the spiritual life a man is sick on account of sin. For that reason he needs medicine so that he may be restored to health; and this grace is bestowed in the Sacrament of Penance.
--St. Thomas Aquinas

Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works.
--St. Thomas Aquinas

How long has it been since your last reconciliation? Two weeks for me, time to go again 🙏🏼 #confessyoselfbeforeyouwreckyoself #confession #forgiveness #grace #forgiven #redeemed #repent #bible #faith #catholic #catholicchurch #catholicism #christian #christianity
User Image women_of_influence_ Posted: Feb 26, 2018 1:31 AM (UTC)

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Our God gives more than enough. As we steward what He has given us, He is faithful to give us more AND MORE.
User Image women_of_influence_ Posted: Feb 26, 2018 1:30 AM (UTC)

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Beautiful message from Pastor @tammyhotsenpiller today at @influencechurchoc “As we steward what He has given us, He is faithful to give us more AND MORE.”
User Image carriestiers Posted: Feb 26, 2018 1:54 AM (UTC)

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Happy New Week, Beautiful Souls! 🌟💖🌟
This week, we are surrendering to our own wellbeing and to the possibility that life just might work out fine...
That’s right...
I say “the possibility” because often times truly believing and trusting that life is going to be aok is just too much of a leap of faith for our souls to make.
So instead, give yourself some alternatives...
Tell yourself -
I’m open to the possibility that life might be working out in my favor.
OR
It’s possible that I’m going to
be okay.
These affirmations will help you to feel safer while leading you towards total trust and belief.
Sending you all my love and wishing you an inspiring new week!
Love, Carrie xo 💖
#faith #trust #believe #affirmations
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User Image thecr8tivegns Posted: Feb 26, 2018 1:55 AM (UTC)

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Today's circuit assembly swag! (2/24/2018)

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