Monday, September 1, 2014

On the Holiness of Labor



Lumen Gentium - Chapter V

 The Universal Call to Holiness in the Church

 "Finally, those who engage in labor-and frequently it is of a heavy nature- should better themselves by their human labors. They should be of aid to their fellow citizens. They should raise all of society, and even creation itself, to a better mode of existence. Indeed, they should imitate by their lively charity, in their joyous hope and by their voluntary sharing of each others' burdens, the very Christ who plied His hands with carpenter's tools and Who in union with His Father, is continually working for the salvation of all men. In this, then, their daily work they should climb to the heights of holiness and apostolic activity."

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fire in the Bones

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The Prophet Jeremiah speaks the Truth to the people of his time,

 but few listen.

Fire in the Bones

Dignity and Worthiness




And it is the duty of every woman to live worthy of such an honorable man, through the grace and mercy of Our Lord Jesus Christ!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Pure Heart



"He who hath a pure heart will have the King of Heaven for his friend."
 ~ Proverbs 22:11

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

O Good Jesus, Hear Me

 


SOUL of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within Thy wounds, hide me.
Separated from Thee let me never be.
From the malignant enemy, defend me.
At the hour of death, call me.
To come to Thee, bid me,
That I may praise Thee in the company
Of Thy Saints, for all eternity.

Amen.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Advice from Bo


Don't know if this great football coach was Catholic, but this advice is certainly appropriate for those on the journey of following of Jesus Christ! Stay the course. Never give up!
Stay true.
Always!

Photo: #GoBlue

Pray for your future spouse



This isn't just for young people.  Many older Catholics never married or made bad choices and are now divorced.  They may have been granted annulments or could be granted one if they applied.  If the first 'marriage' is invalid, there really has not been a Sacramental Marriage yet.  So, Pray... and prepare.  The main goal in marriage is to lead your spouse to heaven!


Why you should pray for your future spouse


Loving Father, if I am called to the sacramental life of matrimony, hear my prayer now for the person who will be my spouse. Be with him/her today and every day. Help him/her through the challenges of becoming an adult and send my support in prayer through any difficulties. In this way, may I genuinely love this person even before we meet. I ask for help ahead of time to be respectful and honourable when we meet and begin a relationship. I ask for help ahead of time to be faithful, supportive, strong, and as loving as I can be when we are married.. Amen

Spiritual Warfare: GO WEAPONS HOT!



 By Fr. Richard Heilman

Spiritual Warfare: GO WEAPONS HOT! - OnePeterFive

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Gratitude




Thank you for visiting this blog today!

 I am blessed by your presence.

Sacredness of Sanctuaries


A Return to ‘Noble Beauty’

Church Renovations Enhance Sacredness of Sanctuaries