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Rosary Miracle Story

Vienna, Austria, September 12, 1955: After World War II, Austria was divided between four countries: America, France, the United Kingdom, and Russia, which was still communist. The section of Austria controlled by the communists was the richest and included the city of Vienna. The Viennese were subject to all the atrocities and tyrannies of communism.

With all of his country’s problems weighing heavily on his heart, Capuchin Fr. Petrus Pavlicek made a pilgrimage to Mariazell, the principle Marian shrine in Austria. While deep in prayer before the miraculous image of Our Lady above the shrine’s high altar, he was told by an interior voice: “Do as I say and there will be peace.”

To obey this inspiration of Our Lady, Fr. Pavlicek founded the Holy Rosary Crusade of Reparation in 1947. This Crusade consisted of the Viennese faithful coming out of their homes in order to participate in a public Rosary procession in the streets of the city. The intentions of the Rosary were for the end of communism in their country and in the world. Father traveled throughout Austria with a statue of Our Lady of Fatima promoting the Rosary Crusade. At first, the processions were miniscule, but in time they grew to staggering proportions. The Prime Minister and other members of the Austrian government soon joined the ranks, along with all of the nation’s bishops.

In 1955, after eight years spreading the word about the Crusade throughout Austria, the Rosary processions would reach the size of half a million people, about one-tenth of the Austrian population. Finally,m through the help of Our Lady, the Soviet forces pulled out of Austria in October of 1955, leaving the country for good.

Each year on September 12th, the feast of the Holy Name of Mary, thousands gather in Vienna to thank the Mother of God for her intercession in freeing their country from communist domination.

— Canada Needs Our Lady.

The above paragraph is copied from the print of the rosary as a gift from my wife, Vivian.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0"

Got this device, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, 7.0″ (178mm), from Costco store. The price is $149 after discount, plus tax and fees. The regular price is $199.

The Galaxy Tab 3 series refers to the third generation Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1 and are again aimed at budget markets while the Galaxy Note series taking over the Higher-end market. The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 was announced at the end of April 2013.

In the box

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0"

Back of the box

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 box back

Unboxed

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No longer two, but one flesh, since 1997

The words from Matthew 19:6. I put it on the back of iPad mini, which I ordered on Nov. 10, 2012.
The FedEx guy delivered it on our front door. My wife got it before her B day.
I like the words. We married in 1997. It is over fifteen years. We have three kids now. We are no longer two, but one flesh, since 1997.
Nothing can separate us.
words-on-ipad-mini

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Give Fitbit Ultra to my wife for 15th Anniversary

We have wonderful time during past 15 years. Taking care of each other. Raising our three children. My wife, Vivian spend a lot of time with them. She is so busy. Has no time to do regular exercises. Until last month, I saw a great product, Fitbit Ultra.

It is a USB disk size device. My wife put it pocket, waist, or bra, and put on wrist when sleeping.
Fitbit Ultra can log following activities:

  • Steps
  • Stairs Climebd
  • Floors
  • Distance
  • Sleeping track

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Best Christmas gift from my Daughters

It is Christmas. Everyone will get a Christmas gift. It is also the best time for family together.

My daughters help my wife and me to setup up the tree, choose the theme of this year, then decorating the Christmas tree.

From the picture below, you can see gifts are already piled on the floor.

Usually, in the morning of Christmas Day, we open the gift under the tree.

2011-christmas-tree

You know what. My dear daughters, Grace and Gloria pick up the my favorite to me.

Angry Birds
They got a angry bird pillow for me. It is so sweet.
Andy also they choose metal keychain. I can keep it in my pocket any time.

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Buy books on Amazon.com

I finished a survy, Nortel 2006 Trend Survey, in September. So, I received two Amazon.com gift certificates. $15.00 each.
Firstly I go to Amazon.ca to make the order. When I entered the claim code, it said the code is not correct. Then I went back to the email. Ok, it is said, “redeem at Amazon.com“. I can not use these gift certificates on Amazon.ca.
I saw there is a Super Saver Shipping with the order over $25.00. I choose two books. When I choose the destination, it said I can not use this Super Saver Shipping, because of the shipping address is no in USA.
That’s my orders. I live in Canada. I have gift certificates only valid in Amazon.com.

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