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Prayer to Clear My Mind In Church, we sing a song saying, " Jesus, you are the center of my life....." Jesus, I thank you that we can pray to you and that you not only hear, but, answer us. You are my Rock, my Fortress, My Stability.

Saint Nilus the Faster of Sinai, a native of Constantinople. He lived during the fifth century and was a disciple of St John Chrysostom. At Sinai, St Nilus wrote many soul-profiting works to guide Christians on the path of salvation. In one of his letters there is an angry denunciation of the emperor Arcadius, who had exiled St John Chrysostom. The ascetic works of the venerable Nilus are widely known: they are perfectly executed in form...

Spe Deus: S. João Damasceno, presbítero, Doutor da Igreja, †749

Wooden Crucified Christ - Neapolitan manufacture 18th century - Church of Sant'Anna a Porta Capuana in Naples | Flickr: Intercambio de fotos...

St Mark. Apostle and Evangelist. In Christian literature and art St. Mark is symbolically represented by a lion. He died while being dragged through the streets of Alexandria, and his remains were sent to Venice. The Latin and Greek Churches celebrate his feast on 25 April, but the Greek Church keeps also the feast of John Mark on 27 September.