(Words and music S.Very)
Happy Birthday to you, Jesus,
Happy Birthday as we sing.
Happy Birthday to you Jesus
All our Christmas gifts we bring
Happy Birthday to you Jesus.
Happy Birthday is our song
Happy Birthday to you Jesus on every Christmas morn.
2. Jesus is our brother, the little Babe of Bethlehem. When we turn to love each other we give all our love to Him.
CHORUS Happy Birthday to you Jesus, Happy Birthday is our song. Happy Birthday to you Jesus, on every Christmas morn.
3. We will sing to you Lord Jesus, It's your birthday and we'll light,
Many candles all around the world, for the cake that's our delight.
Happy Birthday to you Jesus, happy birthday as we sing,
Happy Birthday to you Jesus, all our Christmas gifts we bring.
Happy Birthday to you Jesus, Happy Birthday is our song.
Happy Birthday to you Jesus, on every Christmas morn.
WHAT CHILD IS THIS
What child is this who laid to rest, on Mary's lap is sleeping.
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet
while shepherds watch are keeping.
CHORUS: - This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing.
Haste, haste to bring Him praise,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.
2. Why lies He in such mean estate where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christians fear, for sinners here the silent Word is pleading. (REPEAT CHORUS )
3. So bring Him incense gold and myrrh.
Come peasant king to own Him.
The King of kings, salvation brings.
Let loving hearts enthrone Him (CHORUS)
Cry in the Wilderness CD
This CD broke ground in
1993 with its contemplative
orchestral style with
explosions of uplifting
arrangements created by
Sound engineer Jeff Todd.
(See for example "How
great Thou Art" creating
the experience of the
wonder of Nature in
POPE JOHN PAUL II (the Polish Pope) now Pope Saint John Paul II (canonised 27/04/14)
Picture of the younger Pope John Paul II when he visited Australia, December 1986 (and was alive and well).He has given us all so much nourishment. Gospel singer Stasia Very has a unique link with Poland and sings a Polish song on the Marian CD of Catholic hymns. Karol Wojtyla loved Our Blessed Mother Mary, the Mother of Jesus so much and devoted his life and Papacy to her gentle guidance and care. In Tribute the CD "Mother Sweetest Best" contains in track No 12 this Polish Hymn giving her our praise, our thanks and our love. It is the song you are listening to or click below.
Saint Pope John Paul II said -
"Dear People of Australia and friends,
I have experienced the warmth and hospitality of the whole Australian nation. You have truly opened your hearts to me and received me as a friend and brother. The vastness of your country, with all its majestic features and natural beauty, is surpassed only by the hospitality and enthusiastic spirit of its people, from the Aborigines and Islander people whom I met in Alice Springs to your most recent immigrants, whom I seem to encounter at nearly every stop along the way. In the youth and in the elderly, and in all the parents with their families, I have had the joy of discovering the secret of Australia's greatness, your most precious treasures.
I came to Australia to join my brothers and sisters of the Christian Faith in celebrating Jesus Christ as the Way, theTruth and the Life. This is the heart of our faith. This is the basis of our hope. This is the source of our joy.
I also came to speak words of esteem and friendship for all who believe in God, and for all men and women of good will. My message has likewise been a proclamation of human dignity, and an appeal for human solidarity and peace, under the sign of truth and justice, freedom and love.
And all of this, dear people of Australia, is my wish for you today and in the years ahead. Remember always who you are, where you are going and why. Remember how much you have to offer to the world and how much its destiny depends on you. As a nation you are called to greatness, for you are called to love God and serve your fellowman!
And now: Advance, Australia Fair!
Polish hymn to Our Blessed Mother (from CD Mother Sweetest Best)
Some special reflections beginning here with a picture of Karol (Saint Pope John Paul 11)
And later still. Our Pope.
Doctor of miracles
Pawel Zuchniewicz talks to Dr. Patrick Theillier
Lourdes is the shrine, located in the French Pyrenees, famous for numerous healings and conversions. At the same time this is the place of the last trip of John Paul II. The Holy Father's visit lasted two days: 14 and 15 August 2004.
- Then John Paul II met numerous sick people...
- I can say that just after the departure of the Holy Father a woman who was cured came to the Medical Bureau. She comes from Marseilles, she is married and has two children. Twenty years earlier he had a serious car accident. Her back was injured. From that time she wore a corset and she had serious migraine attacks almost every second day. Before going to bed she had to take pain-killing pills and every night she had to place the pillow in such a way as to minimalise the ailment. In August she came to Lourdes. And when she heard the Pope saying 'I bless you', she felt that her disease disappeared. That evening she fell asleep without any pills and fixing the pillow for the first time within twenty years. On 17 August, two days after the Holy Father's departure, she came to us and reported of her healing. I have been in touch with her. A year passed from that event and she has been completely healthy. Many things have changed in her life. She cares for the sick in hospitals in her home town. She also helps the sick in their pilgrimages to Lourdes.
An example of the legacy he left behind for us to follow...
Selections on new book on “The Culture of Peace” of the late Pope John Paul II written by Father O’Connor. (Taken from Zenit 24/07/05)
In the introduction Father O'Connor notes that John Paul II used the phrase "culture of peace" constantly in his speeches on international matters. This reflected "the Pope's conviction that the diplomatic process is inherently capable of reinforcing the deepest aspirations of mankind."
The third chapter of the book collects John Paul II's two speeches made before the U.N. General Assembly, and also some addresses to conferences of U.N. organizations. Father O'Connor finds these themes in this material:
OUR CURRENT POPE - POPE FRANCIS and MARY
Vatican City, Oct 13, 2013 / 11:23 am (CNA/EWTN
.- Pope Francis on Sunday entrusted the world to the Immaculate Heart of
“Our Lady of Fatima, with renewed gratitude for your maternal presence,
The original statue of Our Lady of Fatima was moved from its home shrine
The Pope asked the Virgin Mary to welcome the entrustment “with the
“We are certain that each of us is valuable in your eyes,” he
“Guard our lives in your arms: bless and strengthen every desire for
He asked the Virgin Mary to teach mankind her “special love” for
“Gather everyone under your protection and deliver everyone to your
Dave Corollo, executive director of the World Apostolate of Fatima in
He said that the Pope’s entrustment of the world to Mary shows
“Prayer moves mountains,” Corollo told CNA Oct. 13. “Through the grace
During his Sunday homily, Pope Francis had reflected on the importance
“Mary said her ‘yes’ to God: a ‘yes’ which threw her simple life in
The Pope encouraged the crowd to think on the “full extent” of Mary’s
“The faithful woman, still standing, utterly heartbroken, yet faithful
At the conclusion of the Mass, Pope Francis led the crowd in the