Jesus, Your array of miracles, A true manifestation of Your Divinity, Draws the admiration of searching souls. Never let it be said, “Miracles do not exist!”. You are the living example of such actions. Bless me with the faith to always believe, To affirm the Supreme Power of Your miracles, Be they of a physical or spiritual nature. Grant me the aptitude to instantly perceive The source of all supernatural occurrences, So only Your Excellence shall be glorified. Jesus, my existence is a wondrous miracle!
Lord, inspire those men and women who bear the titles “Husband” and “Wife”. Help them to look to You to themselves to one another to rediscover the fullness and mystery they once felt in their union. Let them be honest enough to ask: “Where have we been together and where are we going? Let them be brave enough to question: “How have we failed?” Let each be foolhardy enough to say: “For me, we come first”. Help them, together to reexamine their commitment in the light of Your love, willingly, openly, compassionately. One Hail Mary… Hail, O Virgin of Guadalupe. We place under your powerful patronage the purity and integrity of the Holy Faith in Mexico and in all the American Continent, for we are certain that while you are recognized as Queen and Mother, America and Mexico and our Matrimony will be saved… Amen.
“Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints” O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God and Charity for His creatures, made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for me (request). O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms; and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours. Amen.
There is so much madness going on in the world today. It has now been reported that the co pilot of the Germanwings AirBus that crashed earlier this week deliberately caused the plane to crash killing himslef and all the passengers and flight personel on board.
We must pray for the dearly departed and the families they have left behind. We must also pray for the co pilot who caused this terrible accident. May God have mercy on his soul and the souls of all the departed.
PARIS (AP/CNN) – A co-pilot, alone at the helm of a doomed Germanwings plane that crashed into the French Alps, began descent manually and “intentionally,” prosecutors said Thursday.
Audio from the mangled voice recorder of Germanwings Flight 9525 reveals the captain was locked out of the cockpit while the co-pilot appeared to make a deliberate attempt to destroy the plane, Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said Thursday. The co-pilot was identified by Robin as Andreas Lubitz.
Prosecutors said the co-pilot was conscious until impact. Alarms sounded as banging was heard on the armored cockpit door of the Germanwings plane, operated by the budget subsidiary of Lufthansa Airlines.
The co-pilot “accelerated the descent” of the plane when he was alone in the cockpit, Robin said. That can only be done deliberately, he said.
Robin said the co-pilot was a German national and not on any terrorism list.
Officials previously said they hadn’t ruled out terrorism but that it seems unlikely. French authorities have disclosed few details about what the recording contained.
“It’s still too early to draw conclusions to what happened,” said Remi Jouty, head of the BEA, the French aviation investigative arm leading the probe. “There is going to be detailed work performed on that audio file to understand and interpret the sounds and the voices that can be heard.”
Waber Joerg, a spokesman for Lufthansa, said it’s not unusual for one pilot to be in the cockpit.
“The authorities and regulations stipulate that a pilot can be in the cockpit alone,” he said. “It is recommended that this time be kept to a minimum. We comply with all German and European aviation authorities.”
Second ‘black box’ still lost
Finding the plane’s second “black box” will also be critical to understanding the mystery of what went on inside the jet.
That box, the flight data recorder, hasn’t been found yet, but Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr said Wednesday that there’s a high probability it will be.
More answers may also come in news conferences scheduled for later Thursday by the Marseille prosecutor and senior executives from Germanwings and Lufthansa.
The Germanwings media office told CNN the captain of Flight 9525 had more than 6,000 hours of flight time. He has been with Germanwings since May 2014 and had worked with Lufthansa and Condor before then.
The co-pilot has been with Germanwings since September 2013 and had completed 630 hours of flight time, the media office said. The co-pilot had trained at the Lufthansa flight training center in Bremen, Germany.
A dangerous search
Relatives and friends of the victims embarked on an emotional trip Thursday: traveling close to the mountainous spot where their loved ones perished.
Special Lufthansa flights from Germany and Spain are taking relatives and friends of the victims to southern France. The airline has offered to take them as close to the crash site as possible “within the safety parameters of the investigation,” Lufthansa said in a statement.
They are first expected to stop in the town of Le Vernet for a “moment of reverence,” Seyne-les-Alpes Mayor Francis Hermitte said.
They will then carry on to the village of Seyne-les-Alpes, which has become a staging post for the recovery operation. A further ceremony is expected there, Hermitte said.
He said he anticipated 200 to 300 people would come to the area Thursday, not just relatives of the victims but also people close to the families.
Most are not expected to stay overnight, he said. But in case they do, he said, local residents have spontaneously offered accommodations for them to stay.
While some human remains have been recovered from the crash scene, many have not. And the task is treacherous for search crews.
The plane crashed in the French Alps, where slopes are steep and the weather has been icy.
The only way workers could get to the site was to drop from helicopters. Jouty, the head of the French team leading the investigation, said they had to be together for safety.
Victims from 18 countries
The doomed flight was traveling from Barcelona, Spain, to Dusseldorf, Germany, when it crashed Tuesday.
Germanwings said the plane reached its cruising altitude of 38,000 feet, and then dropped for about eight minutes. The plane lost contact with French radar at a height of about 6,000 feet. Then it crashed.
There were 150 people from 18 countries on board.
Teams have begun the daunting task of identifying the victims’ bodies but caution that it could take time to complete.
Clues in the debris
Investigators are still trying to piece together what caused the crash.
Jouty said the debris suggests the plane hit the ground and then broke apart, instead of exploding in flight.
Radar followed the plane “virtually to the point of impact,” Jouty said.
FBI agents based in France, Germany and Spain are looking through intelligence sources and cross-referencing the passenger manifest, two senior law enforcement officials said.
So far, one official said, the search hasn’t turned up anything that “stands out” or anything linking the passengers to criminal activity.
The Airbus A320 flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf was carrying 144 passengers and six crew when it went down in the French Alps. The list of victims is constantly being updated, but we do know where most of them came from.
72 were from Germany
35 were Spanish
Three Britons were on the flight
Two victims each were from Australia, Argentina, Iran and Venezuela
The Netherlands, Colombia, Mexico, Japan, Denmark, Belgium and Israel all had one citizen on board
The US State Department has confirmed the death of two US citizens who were on flight 4U9525.
Missing teen found alive after 10 years: Married with children in Mexico
A teen abducted 10-years-ago from Wisconsin is found alive and living in Mexico. She now has a husband and three children. The family said they never gave up hope that Connie McCallister was alive and their beliefs rang true, according to theHuffington Post on Nov. 7.
McCallister vanished in August of 2004 when she was just 16-years-old. She said she was drugged and taken to Mexico against her will by the boyfriend she was dating at the time. McCallister’s aunt, Florence Volzka spoke to the media about her niece’s ordeal.
McCallister was reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children by a church missionary who saw her in Mexico. This set the wheels in motion to find the teen missing for a decade. Connie McCallister is now a married woman with three children.
She is not married to the boyfriend who abducted her, but to another man she met while in Mexico. Her aunt told the media that she’s asked for help in getting home, but she won’t come back home without her children.
When she was 16, McCallister started dating a 22-year-old man, who is wanted today on sexual assault charges in another case. This man told McCallister everything she wanted to hear, said her friend Judy Weise. The last time anyone heard from Connie is when she called her sister and said, “He won’t bring me back.”
Authorities believed long-ago that the honor student was brought to Mexico, but they were never able to get a lead on her location. This is where the story gets a little hard to understand. Connie said she managed to escape her captive years ago, but because she could not speak Spanish, she couldn’t contact her family in the U.S., which sounds a bit strange. Wouldn’t a collect phone call to home be the only thing she would have needed to do?
She got a job as a field hand to support herself and this is where she met her husband. If a U.S. court grants permission, Connie plans to return to her hometown with her husband and her three children. Connie and her husband have two children ages three and five, with her oldest child, who is seven, fathered by another man she had dated while in Mexico.
The family is ecstatic that Connie is alive and well and they can’t wait to see her again.
Two teenage girls join ISIS, become pregnant, and are now begging to come home!!!
The terrorist group the Islamic State, other wise known as ISIS, have recruited members from around the world to join in their campaign of global jihad. Two of their members are two teen girls who left their family in April, but are now deeply regretting their decision.
Seventeen year old Samra Kesinovic and 15 year old Sabina Selimovic are currently living in the city of Raqqa in northern Syria, which is currently controlled by the Islamic State, the New York Post reported on Friday. Kesinovic and Selimovic left their home in Austria in April, leaving a note that read. “Don’t look for us. We will serve Allah — and we will die for him.” Fast forward nearly six months later and the teenage girls have reportedly had a change of heart.
The National Review has also points out that the girls, who are both believed to be pregnant, have contacted their parents with hopes of returning home, according to CEN. Both girls are scared, noting that too many people in the area are affiliated with ISIS, and that because of this, will be unable to leave the area. Over the last few weeks, social media accounts that were believed to belong to the girls, showed pictures of them allegedly enjoying their new life. As the Post points out, authorities in Austria are under the impression that this was a premeditated plan by ISIS to make it appear the girls were willing and enjoying being the poster girls for jihad in Syria.
Karl-Heinz Grundboeck, a spokesman for the Austrian Interior Ministry, commented on the situation and stated that once someone leaves, it's "almost impossible" to return home. ISIS now controls major parts of both Iraq and Syria and have continued their recruiting efforts in many parts of the world.
I was born in Mexcio, DF of Belizean parents.I enjoy working with students and I believe that my purpose in life is to guide the minds of the youth around me, to share my life with friends and family and to respect myself and others for the opinions that shape our lives. I believe that we should live each day as if it was our last. We must cherish friendships and spread happiness to those around us. Give from the heart and you will feel a sense of satifaction. That I believe is my purpose for being on this earth.