Saturday, July 22, 2017

Love Finds a Way

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"When Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and did not find the Lord’s body, she thought it had been taken away and so informed the disciples. After they came and saw the tomb, they too believed what Mary had told them. The text then says: “The disciples went back home,” and it adds: “but Mary wept and remained standing outside the tomb.” We should reflect on Mary’s attitude and the great love she felt for Christ; for though the disciples had left the tomb, she remained. She was still seeking the one she had not found, and while she sought she wept; burning with the fire of love, she longed for him who she thought had been taken away. And so it happened that the woman who stayed behind to seek Christ was the only one to see him. For perseverance is essential to any good deed, as the voice of truth tell us: “Whoever perseveres to the end will be saved.”
 ~ Pope Saint Gregory the Great from a homily

Love Finds a Way
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St. Mary Magdalene



St. Mary Magdalene: 

"Our knowledge of St. Mary Magdalene, one of Christ’s most devoted followers, is based entirely on the Gospels, which portray her as a disciple of Jesus and as one of the women who followed and ministered to Him in Galilee (Luke 8:1-2). She was from Magdala, a small town on the northern edge of the …"

I Am His

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John 20:1-2,11-18

Friday, July 21, 2017

Phenomena During Fatima 100 Year Anniversary

Striking Phenomena During this Centennial Year of Fatima

STRIKING PHENOMENA DURING THIS CENTENNIAL YEAR OF FATIMA
Fr. Richard Heilman

Scripture Speaks: The Kingdom of Heaven



Scripture Speaks: The Kingdom of Heaven

"Today, Jesus uses parables to teach about the kingdom of heaven.  What do all three of them have in common? Gospel (Read Mt 13:24-43) In this chapter of Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus uses parables to teach the large crowd gathered to hear Him at the seashore.  In the first one, He says, “The kingdom of heaven …"

Your Spirit Finds Joy in Communion

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Your Spirit Finds Joy in Communion

"God desired to nourish our spirit, so He gave it His Bread, the Eucharist, announced by Holy Scripture: “He will feed them with the Bread of life and understanding.” Now, there are no greater joys on earth than the joys of the spirit. Contentment of heart is less lasting because it is based on feeling, …"

Daily Catholic Mass - 2017-07-21 - Fr. Tom Dufner



Sermon on the need for outstanding Catholic schools

The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares



The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares

"At one time or another, we’ve all dreamed of a perfect world.  Imagine a company where everyone is productive, a government full of honest politicians, a church where all are saints. Dreaming about such things is natural; expecting such things is dangerous.  Unrealistic expectations lead to discouragement, despair, even cynicism. That would be bad enough.  …"

Thursday, July 20, 2017

When the Weeds Begin to Head, by Mark Mallett



When the Weeds Begin to Head
 by Mark Mallett

"I received an email from a distraught reader over an article that appeared recently in Teen Vogue magazine..."

Few Have Discovered This Great Pearl

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Few Have Discovered This Great Pearl

"Few Catholics have discovered the “pearl of great price” that is buried in the rich field of our Catholic faith, and gone to sell all that we have to “buy it” (Mat 13:45-46). Few have come to discover personally the truth expressed in Vatican II that “the Eucharist is the Source and Summit of the …"



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Adoration: The Most Perfect Prayer

Adoration

Adoration: The Most Perfect Prayer

"We may pray to adore, to give thanks, to implore pardon, or to ask for the graces we need. But whereas, in the last three cases, our thought comes back to ourselves, in the first, we forget ourselves entirely and think of God alone. If I give thanks, it is because I have received; if …"

Bethel Live- Closer, Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger




Lyrics

Your love has ravished my heart
And taken me over, taken me over

And all I want is to be
With You forever, with You forever

So pull me a little closer
Take me a little deeper

I want to know Your heart
I want to know your heart

‘Cause Your love is so much sweeter
Than anything I’ve tasted

I want to know Your heart
I want to know Your heart

And Your love has ravished my heart
And taken me over, taken me over

And all I want is to be
With You forever, with You forever

So pull me a little closer
Take me a little deeper

I want to know Your heart
I want to know Your heart

‘Cause Your love is so much sweeter
Than anything I’ve tasted

I want to know Your heart
I want to know Your heart

So pull me a little closer
Take me a little deeper

I want to know Your heart
I want to know Your heart

‘Cause Your love is so much sweeter
Than anything I’ve tasted

I want to know Your heart
I want to know Your heart

I want to know Your heart

So pull me a little closer to You

Oh, oh how great Your love is for me
Oh, oh how great is Your love

Oh, oh how great Your love is for me
Oh, oh how great is Your love

Oh, oh how great Your love is for me
Oh, oh how great is Your love

Oh, oh how great Your love is for me
Oh, oh how great is Your love

Oh, oh how great Your love is for me
Oh, oh how great is Your love

Oh, oh how great Your love is for me
Oh, oh how great is Your love

How great is Your love

So pull me a little closer
Take me a little deeper

I want to know Your heart
I want to know Your heart

‘Cause Your love is so much stronger

Than anything I’ve tasted

I want to know Your heart
I want to know Your heart

Written by Marcus Geoffrey Whale, Travis Owen Cook • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Divine Encounters, by Mark Mallett


Divine Encounters 
If you have no peace, the question isn’t “Where is God?”, but “Where am I?” 
by Mark Mallett

The 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit


The 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit

"We often hear about them, but what are they?"

The Lord Helps Those Who Help Themselves

“If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” The healing of the bleeding woman is depicted in the Catacombs of Marcellinus and Peter in Rome. (Mark 5, Matthew 9, Luke 8)
“The Lord Helps Those Who Help Themselves”
We help ourselves by following God, doing good works in faith, seeking righteousness and His will.
by Dave Armstrong

When Women Pray: Satisfying Love’s Longing

When Women Pray: Satisfying Love’s Longing

When Women Pray: Satisfying Love’s Longing

"In Cardinal Sarah’s great book, The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise, he quotes St.

John Vianney on prayer, “See my children, A Christian’s treasure is not on earth. It is in heaven. Well, then! Our thoughts must go where our treasure is. Man has a fine function: to pray and to love. …"

How We React to the Storms in Our Life

How We React to the Storms in Our Life

How We React to the Storms in Our Life

"Every morning at Matins (morning prayer) our monastery prays Psalm 148.  Seven times a week we pray “Give praise to the Lord from out of the earth, you monsters, and all you depths! Fire and hail, snow and ice, Tempestuous wind, who obey his word;” (Psalm 148 7:8) Recently, however, I think all of us …"

God’s Infinite Goodness



God’s Infinite Goodness

 Presence of God – O my God, You alone are good; deign to clothe me with Your goodness!



MEDITATION When Moses asked God to show him His glory, God replied: “I will show thee all good” (cf Exodus 33:19 [Douay-Rheims]), as if to say that His glory is infinite goodness, the good …

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

F.P.Schubert - Ave María [de "Fantasía", 1940]

Watch the beautiful Disney animated prayer of “Ave Maria”



SO Beautiful!!!