Our Lady’s Messages to the World

Followers of all Marian apparitions would know that wherever she has appeared, the Blessed Virgin Mary always left the visionaries with requests to pray for the good of mankind and peace in the world.

Garabandal

The messages of the Blessed Virgin Mary in her apparitions to four young children in San Sebastian de Garabandal, Spain during the years 1961 to 1965, can be read by clicking on Garabandal. 

For all who are interested in the latest updates on this subject, just click on the July-September 2012 issue of the Garabandal International Magazine for your online reading pleasure. The “Garabandal International” is published quarterly, by the Australian Garabandal International Apostolate.This latest issue also highlights the Penang Garabandal Centre on page 16.

The spectrum of apparitions all over the world

To outline all the apparitions of Our Lady over the years, would entail a lot of research and thankfully, it has been compiled into a book entitled …For the salvation of the World…..( A Love Story about Mary). Click here for more information and a free download of the most updated book.

I take this opportunity to remind all who believe in the power of praying the rosary, that 15 August 2012 is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Till the next update, thank you for your interest in Our Lady’s messages to us.

Tony Lee
Director
Penang Garabandal Centre

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On A Positive Dance Note…..

As all researchers have found, exercise at any age can only bring on positive vibes to your mental and physical well-being.

One way to exercise and to have fun whilst at it, is to take up dance lessons – no matter what your age. This Chinese lady shows you how she ‘dares to be different’, and is enjoying herself immensely…please click here to see her in action.

If you are not convinced about the positive benefits her zest for life does for her, just read on about the benefits of dancing for health in this link.

Naturally, when you are game to dance as a form of   exercise, it fuels your positive outlook on life, which in itself, is a   powerful source to keep you on the right track to keeping you feeling better   about everything… please click here for more on the health benefits of Positive Thinking.

We are up to dancing at the drop of a pin — are you? Smile and stay positive in every way!

Amen.

Suzanne Celebrates 88!

88. An auspicious number, one might say, but to my fun-loving wife Suzanne, every birthday is more reason to celebrate than the last. Each year she enjoys sharing her special day with loved ones and close friends. Always a joyous occasion spent in good company over a tasty dinner, filled with laughter, song and camaraderie.

The higher the number, it seems, the more the joy! For this 88th birthday, she slipped on her red, ankle-length cheongsam, embroidered in gold thread down the front, with the dragon and phoenix (hand-carried from China).  She never ceases to amaze me with her zest for life and her boundless energy! Not forgetting that she looks so stylish in her cheongsam.

Esther insisted on baking her famous chocolate cake, much to the delight of the 50+ friends present. The piano teacher and baking enthusiast was aptly delighted with all the positive comments.

The menu was fabulous – yet again another reason we return to this restaurant to celebrate many a special occasion.  It may not be the fanciest looking restaurant in town but the all important factor is the good food.

There must have been zillions of photos snapped by our paparazzo – Jack. One could have mistaken his one flashing camera for a whole team of paparazzi.

To Esther, Jack and all the singers who helped to keep the rhythm going, including entertainers like the inimitable John with his pack of table tricks….and to all our closest and dearest friends and family – thank you for being with us on this very memorable occasion – we love you all very much.

Thank you Lord for giving us such fine friends and guardian angels in disguise….to see us through each and every day.  On a final note, we pray to Our Lady and wish her a Happy Birthday too…..

Amen

Tony

Singing for joy and good health!

Suzanne blowing balloons to strengthen her lung capacity

I took singing lessons at the age of 72 (16 years ago), and was told I had to increase the capacity of my lungs by blowing balloons daily. So I blew about three balloons, two times a day, on the average.  You have to blow till it is large enough, but not too much that it bursts. Those days, I used to get a supply of balloons from Beijing, which seemed stronger than the ones made here.

This exercise helped increase the strength and volume of my voice, which my voice teacher categorized as ‘timbre’.

I am happy to sing along with the choir at church – and though I am the most senior in age amongst the members of the two different choir groups I am part of – when we are singing, we are all tuned into the same happy wave length. I sometimes sing solo at church or upon request at special social gatherings, which I totally enjoy as it gives me the chance to share my God-given gift with others.

Suzanne amidst a sea of happy faces – part of the church choir at Christmas

At the same time, so say the researchers, singing brings about positive vibes to one’s health system.

It is all about bringing more oxygen into the lungs while exhaling carbon dioxide, which in turn leads to increased alertness and linked to better overall health.…. Perhaps you should read more about it by clicking here.

The article also quotes one singing coach on the subject of singing: “It is almost indescribable…..it’s an incredible endorphin rush…you feel like you have a spring in your step….”  That is probably how all singers, amateurs or otherwise, feel after singing their hearts out.

In another article about Singing to Your Health, it tells more about how singing helps to improve the health in different ways… please click here to read more on this subject. 

The above-mentioned article also mentions that singing contributes to keeping asthma at bay – much like balloon blowing does. I am sure both activities have been helpful in some way, towards keeping my occasional asthma under control – of course, in my case, I practise deep breathing and do my finger yoga (Mudras) exercises on a daily basis as well (more on Mudras in a different post).

If interested to read more about how balloon-blowing is beneficial for health, please click on the following links: Balloon blowing and health and Lung exercises with balloons.

So my motto is: It is never too late to sing or to exercise – here’s to improving our health, the fun and happy way!

Amen