Thursday, July 20, 2017

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!!!

Hillsong United - Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)


You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery

In oceans deep
My faith will stand
And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You've never failed and You won't start now

So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior
I will call upon Your Name
Keep my eyes above the waves
My soul will rest in Your embrace
I am Yours and You are mine

Prepare Your Heart to Pray



Prepare Your Heart to Pray

"Renunciation, detachment, recollection — whatever word we use, the reality is the same, and that reality is the true secret of prayer. Close the door and enter. . . ."

The Groaning of the Christian Life

The Groaning of the Christian Life

The Groaning of the Christian Life

"The Christian life is the new life of Christ within us by the power of the Spirit and this life is meant to grow through the trials and pains of life, striving to be brought to perfection and maturity in the life to come. On its journey to glory, the Christian life is one of constant struggle to do and to endure many things so that word of life grows within us..."

Jesus Our Healer

Jesus Our Healer

Jesus Our Healer

"One of the principal activities that Jesus exercised in His Public Life was that of Healer! Jesus, the Healer, the Divine Physician of our lives came into a wounded, suffering, broken world. Recognition There is no way any one us can be healed unless we first recognize that we are wounded and in dire need of healing. …'

Monday, July 17, 2017

What It Means That God Is Pure Act

What It Means That God Is Pure Act

What It Means That God Is Pure Act

"On its face, the traditional doctrine that God is pure act —actus purus— may seem strange. First, in colloquial terms, we don’t usually think of God as being active when considered in Himself. Even in relation to creation, God’s power is such that He merely says the word and it is so. After all, God …"

The Greatest Love Story

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Who Will You Serve?

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