Friday, June 24, 2016

Solemnity of the Birth of St. John the Baptist

Live At Peace

Each Human Soul is Tested

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Each Human Soul is Tested

Deep Adventure - The Way of Heroic Virtue


Deep Adventure – The Way Of Heroic Virtue, by Bear Woznick

Lord, Open My Lips

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Lord, Open My Lips

Lord, Open My Lips “Lord, open my lips and my mouth will proclaim your praise.” (Psalm 51:15) These words ring out in the chapel, breaking the silence of the early morning. It is still dark outside and our community of sisters, albeit still a bit bleary-eyed, has gathered to begin the day singing the Divine …

Thursday, June 23, 2016

EWTN Online Game for Kids

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EWTN Has an Awesome Game That Teaches Your Kid About Mass, Church, and the Catholic Life
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Strange New World

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Strange New World
Teresa Tomeo

The House That Lasts



The House That Lasts

Mark Mallett

Surrender to Jesus, Our Good Shepherd


From Bill Vanderbush:
"So much of 'The Forgotten Way' is understood in surrender. So with that in mind, I recalled a recent conversation. A longtime friend of mine trains dogs and horses professionally. He said there are three basic things that they need to learn. 

 1. Learn to recognize my voice and respond when I call your name.
 2. Stop everything when I say, "No".
 3. You're always safe with me.
And so... "
Jesus reminds us, "My sheep hear my voice.."

Our Bodies, Ourselves

Our Bodies, Ourselves

A Human Being, A Divine Person Now, we know only three kinds of persons exist: the three uncreated Persons of the Godhead, and the two kinds of created persons — angels and men. In order to understand why we get our bodies back on the Day of Last Judgement, we first have to understand what …

Putting Last Things First

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Putting Last Things First

I remember hearing the story of a priest who, when asked for advice on how to avoid future sin, encouraged his listeners to dig a ditch and lie in it for a few hours while contemplating eternity. Whenever I tell this little tale, the response it provokes is more often a fit of laughter than …

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

God in the Quiet

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God in the Quiet

"Give me thy grace, good Lord, To set the world at nought’, To set my mind fast upon thee. And not to hang upon the blast of men’s mouths. "~ St. Thomas More, A Godly Meditation (1534)

 Thomas More wrote the above when he was in the slammer—the Tower of London, to be exact, ....

Fortnight for Freedom



"The Bishops have called for yet another Fortnight for Freedom to highlight ongoing threats to religious liberty in America, and it started yesterday. The Bishops plan to highlight 14 "Witnesses to Freedom" in Church history. For the first day, the Bishops chose none other than our own, national religious liberty heroes, the Little Sisters of the Poor!" ‪#‎Fortnight4Freedom‬

The Little Sisters of the Poor are Witnesses to Freedom. The ‪#‎Fortnight4Freedom‬ begins! www.fortnight4freedom.org

Grant Me the Light to See



"Eternal Father,
whose infinite love watches
in wisdom over each day of my life,
grant me the light to see in sorrow as in joy,
in trial as in peace, in uncertainty
as in confidence, the way Your Divine Providence
has marked out for me. Grant me a strong faith
and trust so pleasing to You, and I will walk in darkness
as in light, holding Your hand and finding in all I receive from
Your bounty, "that all things work together for good, for those who love You."
(Prayer taken from a Holy card
of the Poor Clare Nuns
in Cleveland, Ohio)
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"I know that I serve a Master who values the will of a sincere heart beyond any talent. My ignorance counts on His knowledge. my poverty on His wealth, my weakness, on his strength. And I know and am perfectly certain that, of all the calculations I could make, the wisest is to abandon myself to Him."
 ~ Father Ernest Lelievre

Miserere Nobis: A Plea for Conversion in the Midst of a World in Crisis

Miserere Nobis: A Plea for Conversion in the Midst of a World in Crisis

"The world, it seems, is falling to pieces. Each day brings ever worsening reports of war, violence, and devastation. Protests, riots, bombings, beheadings, rapes, kidnappings, persecutions—the list goes on and on. Yesterday, yet another horror unfolded in Paris, one of the most devastating yet in the Western world, and we feel with foreboding that it likely will not be the last such act of terror..."

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Awakening Your Soul to the Presence of God

Awakening Your Soul to Presence of God

Awakening Your Soul to the Presence of God

The short, direct way to true intimacy with God — to kindle the flame of your spirit

"Most committed Christians don’t like to admit it, but all too many of us serve God solely out of a sense of duty, without ever approaching the burning love and intimacy that the saints have with Him. Indeed, many believers don’t even think it’s possible to attain to the heights of holy love that built the great cathedrals and fired the martyrs to give their lives for their Lord. But in Awakening Your Soul to the Presence of God, Fr. Kilian Healy says that you can indeed — and should — develop this kind of love for God...."

"A perfect book for a serious young person earnestly seeking to grow in the spiritual life. It s also good for more experienced travelers on the journey."

~ Fr. Benedict Groeschel

The Energy of Christian Prayer

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The Energy of Christian Prayer

Christian prayer is rooted in the truth that Christ crucified is fully God and fully man. The prayer of the Lord is theandric — the highest expression of the perfect unity of divine and human energy in His Divine Person. Theandric comes from the Greek words for God (Theos) and for man (anthropos). To say that …

God the Father’s Messages to St. Catherine

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God the Father’s Messages to St. Catherine

Catherine of Siena moved in remarkably wide circles for a woman of fourteenth century Italy. She was a mystic whose plunge into God plunged her deep into the affairs of society, Church and the souls of all those who came under her influence. (Suzanne Noffke, O.P., The Dialogue, Foreword, xi.) I am very grateful that …

The Ten 'M's' On the Highway to Heaven

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The Ten 'M's' On the Highway to Heaven

Behold, ten words all beginning with the letter “M” to help you on the highway to holiness, which terminates in your heavenly homeland for all eternity. Hopefully these ten hints and nudges will fire your spiritual engine to pursue the true purpose of your life—to be holy as your heavenly Father is holy and attain …

Monday, June 20, 2016

That Pope Francis!… A Short Story



That Pope Francis!… A Short Story

Mark Mallett

A More Personal Connection With Jesus

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A More Personal Connection With Jesus

Answering Catholics Who Leave the Church It has been in the news recently that the Catholic Church in Latin America—comprised of both Central and S. America—has been steadily losing members to Protestant communities of faith. According to a recent survey put forth by the PEW Research Center in Washington, D.C. the primary reason that most …