“There is not a single soul in whom Christ is not interested. Each soul has cost him the price of His Blood.” – St. Josemaria Escriva

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pondering Tidbits of Truth - October 30, 2014



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.



Saint John Paul II

"As Catholic lay people you have an important moral and cultural contribution of service to make to the life of your country. Much will be required of the person entrusted with much (Lk 12:48). These words of Christ apply not only to the sharing of material wealth or personal talents, but also to the sharing of one's faith."

(Remarks to Laity, San Francisco California, September 1987)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Winning and Sanctifying Souls

We deceive ourselves and others if we believe the words we post and publish (no matter how insightful and inspiring we may consider them to be) are more important than the manner in which we live our daily lives.




Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Eucharistic Reflection - O Precious, O Adorable Blood of Jesus


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“I adore You, O Precious Blood of Jesus, flower of creation, fruit of virginity, ineffable instrument of the Holy Spirit, and I rejoice at the thought that You came from the drop of virginal blood on which eternal Love impressed its movement. You were assumed by the Word and deified in His person. I am overcome with emotion when I think of Your passing from the Blessed Virgin's heart into the heart of the Word, and, being vivified by the breath of the Divinity, becoming adorable because You became the Blood of God. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunday Snippets - October 26, 2014



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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!

The question this week: Do you have any suggestions regarding the rosary? 

Yes, I do. pray it everyday! More than once a day if you can. Our Blessed Mother has asked us to do so .It is a powerful prayer that brings Scripture to life.   Read and ponder St John Paul II's Apostolic Letter on the Rosary

This is what I posted this week: 


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Rosary Reflection - Its Beauty



"The entire Rosary has the beauty of reproducing the theological thoughts concerning Mary, they are reproduced in the entire dialectic of truth and deduction. Marian theology and the Rosary are two poems that are united into one, two hymns forming one hymn, two magnificent temples, two cathedrals of thought and piety, that come together as one...

Here in the Rosary, piety speaks in the language of theologians. Here meditation rises to the heights attained by scholars. Here prayer dwells where the scholars are brought to a halt.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Guest Post From Vultus Christi - "Hide Yourself In Me"

What follows is another magnificent reflection from Vultus Christi

Oh, how we take our Eucharistic Lord for granted! 

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Oh, how differently our lives and our world would be if we would spend time with our Hidden Lord, locked and ignored in the tabernacles of His Churches.

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                                    Hide Yourself In Me


I am a hidden God
and those whom I call to adore Me
must hide themselves in Me,
becoming hidden from the eyes of the world,
and hidden even from themselves,
having a pure gaze fixed upon Me alone,
even as My pure filial gaze is fixed upon My Father in heaven.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Eucharistic Reflection - Above All Do Not Close Our Church Doors




[One is left to ponder how different our Church would be today had we listened to the Holy Pontiff. It is not too late to open the doors and encourage us to visit He Who Is Love.]


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"Above all, do not allow - as some do, who are deceived under the pretext of restoring the liturgy or who idly claim that only liturgical rites are of any real value and dignity - that churches be closed during the hours not appointed for public functions, as has already happened in some places: where the adoration of the august Sacrament and visits to our Lord in the tabernacles are neglected; where confession of devotion is discouraged; and devotion to the Virgin Mother of God, a sign of 'predestination' according to the opinion of holy men, is so neglected, especially among the young, as to fade away and gradually vanish. Such conduct most harmful to Christian piety is like poisonous fruit, growing on the infected branches of a healthy tree, which must be cut off so that the life-giving sap of the tree may bring forth only the best fruit."
(Pope Pius XII - "Mediator Dei" 1947)