“Live to be forgotten, that Christ might be remembered.” – Hermit, Brother Rex Anthony Norris

Monday, September 1, 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sunday Snippets - August 31, 2014



(Cannon Beach, OR
Photo©Michael Seagriff)

It's Sunday and time to join an interesting group of Catholic bloggers at RAnn's place where you are sure to find something that will touch your heart and stir your soul. Take a few minutes and visit!

My wife and I just returned from an extended trip out West to visit our son and his family. What a blessed experience it was! 

It will take me some time to "catch up" but at our hostess's request, I have included the following links to three older articles:

What Is Impossible for One Man to Accomplish by Himself Becomes Entirely Possible with Your Help!

Eucharistic Reflection

There Are No Loopholes!

Here is what I shared this week having prepared and scheduled these posts for publication before I left for my trip:






Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pondering Tidbits of Truth - August 28, 2014


((Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Pondering Tidbits of Truth is my simple and inadequate way of providing nuggets of spiritual wisdom for you to chew on from time to time.



St. Gregory

"If you have no temptations then the devil is your friend, your guide, and your shepherd. If he now permits your life to flow on int peace, he will at the end of your life draw you down into the abyss."

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Eucharistic Reflection - " He No Longer Rules"



(Image of St. Eymard: Wikimedia Commons)

"Moreover, you must console our Lord. He expects consolation from you and will receive it with pleasure. Ask Him to prepare good priests for Himself; priests who are apostolic and zealous for the salvation of souls; priests who are the glory of their age and who present God with kingdoms. Beg Him to take ownership of everything, and to be not only a Savior, - that supposes nothing but sacrifice, - but a King, and a King of peace with absolute power. Console Him for His being so little treated as a King in His own kingdom. Alas! Our Lord is vanquished! In heaven He is an all-powerful Ruler Who commands saints and angels and is faithfully obeyed. Not so here below. Men, - the children He ransomed, - have got the best of Him. He no longer rules over Catholic peoples. Let us establish His kingdom in us at least, and work at restoring it everywhere." 

(From New Year Wishes to Our Eucharistic Lord by Saint  Peter Julian Eymard)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Do You Treasure His Presence?


My wife and I will be boarding a train later this afternoon to return home ending a nearly three week visit with our son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. I thank God that He blessed us with this unforgettable time together.

Unfortunately, my visits to the local Catholic Church here created a heaviness and sadness  in my heart. There was no tabernacle in the main Church or Chapel. Our Lord was confined to a small room that accommodated only eight individuals.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sunday Snippets - August 23, 2014




(Photo©Michael Seagriff)

It's Sunday and time to join an interesting group of Catholic bloggers at RAnn's place where you are sure to find something that will touch your heart and stir your soul. Take a few minutes and visit!

I am still on the road and will try to answer this week's question when we arrive home and I have a chance to catch up on things.