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All A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Nacho Libre (CNS)
Namesake, The (CNS)
Namesake, The (EDC)
Nancy Drew (CNS)
Nanny Diaries, The (CNS)
Nanny McPhee (CNS)
Nanny McPhee (EDC)
Nanny McPhee (SAM)
Nanny McPhee Returns (CNS)
Napoleon Dynamite (CNS)
Napoleon Dynamite (SAM)
Narc (CNS)
National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (CNS)
National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj (CNS)
National Security (CNS)
National Treasure (CNS)
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (CNS)
Nativity Story, The (CNS)
Nativity Story, The (SAM)
Nearing Grace (CNS)
Nebraska (CNS)
Need for Speed (CNS)
Negotiator, The (SAM)
Never Back Down (CNS)
Never Been Kissed (SAM)
Never Say Never (CNS)
New in Town (CNS)
New World, The (CNS)
New Year's Eve (CNS)
New York Minute (CNS)
Next Day Air (CNS)
Next Stop Wonderland (SAM)
Nicholas Nickelby (EDC)
Nicholas Nickleby (CNS)
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (CNS)
Night at the Museum (CNS)
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (CNS)
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (CNS)
Night Falls on Manhattan (SAM)
Night Listener, The (CNS)
Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor) (CNS)
Nightcrawler (CNS)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (CNS)
Nights in Rodanthe (CNS)
Nim's Island (CNS)
Nine (CNS)
Nine Lives (CNS)
Nine Lives (SAM)
Nine Queens (CNS)
Nines, The (CNS)
Ninth Day, The (CNS)
No Country for Old Men (CNS)
No Good Deed (CNS)
No Impact Man (CNS)
No Reservations (CNS)
Noah (CNS)
Nobel Son (CNS)
Noel (CNS)
Noel (SAM)
Non-Stop (CNS)
Norbit (CNS)
North Country (CNS)
Northfork (CNS)
Notebook, The (CNS)
Notebook, The (SAM)
Notes on a Scandal (CNS)
Nothing Like the Holidays (CNS)
Notorious (CNS)
Notorious Bettie Page, The (CNS)
Notting Hill (SAM)
Now You See Me (CNS)
Nowhere in Africa (CNS)
Number 23, The (CNS)
Nun's Story, The (SAM)
Nurse Betty (SAM)
The Nut Job (CNS)


U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' ratings
A-I General patronage
A-II Adults and adolescents
A-III Adults
A-IV Adults, with reservations
L Limited adult audience
O Morally offensive

Motion Picture Association of America ratings
G General audiences
PG Parental guidance suggested
PG-13 Parents strongly cautioned
R Restricted
NC-17 No one 17 and under admitted




Francis of Paola: Francis of Paola was a man who deeply loved contemplative solitude and wished only to be the "least in the household of God." Yet, when the Church called him to active service in the world, he became a miracle-worker and influenced the course of nations. 
<p>After accompanying his parents on a pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi, he began to live as a contemplative hermit in a remote cave near Paola, on Italy's southern seacoast. Before he was 20, he received the first followers who had come to imitate his way of life. Seventeen years later, when his disciples had grown in number, Francis established a Rule for his austere community and sought Church approval. This was the founding of the Hermits of St. Francis of Assisi, who were approved by the Holy See in 1474.</p><p>In 1492, Francis changed the name of his community to "Minims" because he wanted them to be known as the least (<i>minimi</i>) in the household of God. Humility was to be the hallmark of the brothers as it had been in Francis's personal life. Besides the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, Francis enjoined upon his followers the fourth obligation of a perpetual Lenten fast. He felt that heroic mortification was necessary as a means for spiritual growth. </p><p>It was Francis's desire to be a contemplative hermit, yet he believed that God was calling him to the apostolic life. He began to use the gifts he had received, such as the gifts of miracles and prophecy, to minister to the people of God. A defender of the poor and oppressed, Francis incurred the wrath of King Ferdinand of Naples for the admonitions he directed toward the king and his sons. </p><p>Following the request of Pope Sixtus IV, Francis traveled to Paris to help Louis XI of France prepare for his death. While ministering to the king, Francis was able to influence the course of national politics. He helped to restore peace between France and Brittany by advising a marriage between the ruling families, and between France and Spain by persuading Louis XI to return some disputed land. </p><p>Francis died while at the French court.</p> American Catholic Blog The Holy Thursday liturgy focuses on the body of Christ. The washed feet belong to the body of Christ. The blessed bread actually becomes the Body of Christ. It is offered to all with the simple words: “The Body of Christ.” We not only receive the Body of Christ; we are called the body of Christ.


 
CATHOLIC GREETINGS
Holy Thursday
The Church remembers today both the institution of the Eucharist and our mandate to service.

Wednesday of Holy Week
Today keep in prayer all the priests and ministers throughout the world who will preside at Holy Week services.

Tuesday of Holy Week
While Lent has a penitential character, it is also a time for reflecting on the baptismal commitment we make as Christians.

Monday of Holy Week
Holy Week reminds us of the price Jesus paid for our salvation. Take time for prayer at home and at church.

Palm Sunday
Holy Week services and prayers invite us to follow Jesus into Jerusalem, experiencing the events of his passion and death.




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