“I need nothing but God and to lose myself in the heart of Jesus.” – St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday Snippets - October 19, 2014

(Canandaigua Lake, NY)

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!

Question of the Week: Have you ever tried the Liturgy of the Hours (Divine Office)? Why or why not, and, if so, is it something you pray regularly?

I pray portions of the Liturgy of the Hours daily (Morning, Evening and Night prayer), not simply because I am expected to do so as a Lay Dominican but because I have come to treasure the peace and rhythm it brings to my life.

Rosary Reflection - Receive A Never-Fading Crown Of Glory

Monday Musings - Let Us Never Forget EVERYTHING Comes From God

Eucharistic Adoration - Our Ingratitude

Our Full And Complete Surrender

Pondering Tidbits of Truth - October 16, 2014

Mary of Nazareth BlogTour/Rosary Crawl - The Finding In The Temple

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Rosary Reflection - Receive a Never-Fading Crown of Glory

"If you say the Rosary faithfully until death, I do assure you that, in spite of the gravity of your sins 'you shall receive a never-fading crown of glory'. Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practice black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and save your soul, if - and mark well what I say - if you say the Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins."

(St. Louis Marie de Montfort)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Mary of Nazareth Blog Tour/Rosary Crawl - Finding In The Temple

Harvesting The Fruits of Contemplation, along with many other inspiring bloggers, is delighted to be a part of the MARY of NAZARETH Blog Tour/Rosary Crawl. To learn more CLICK HERE.  

When I first watched Mary of Nazareth, I was reminded of the words Father George P. Schommer, O.P. shared during a retreat some years ago:

“Praying the rosary with Mary is a memorial – making present in our own time an event in salvation history. By meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary, Mary brings that event to us, so we can experience its power and grace.  Mary draws us to her Son.  Use your imagination. Meditate on the mysteries.  It will help you grow in your relationship with Jesus.  We are with Him and with Mary in these events.”

Viewing Mary of Nazareth - the equivalent of praying the rosary with one's eyes - breathed new life into the good Friar's words and provided much to ponder.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pondering Tidbits of Truth - October 16, 2017

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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.

Adolphe Tanquerey

"Every one of us contributes in some way toward increasing the suffering of Christ. For this reason, we should rejoice to be able to meditate slowly on sin's impact on the loving Hearts of Jesus and Mary. We will then accept our share in their suffering and make reparation gladly."

(From The Divinization of Suffering

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Eucharistic Adoration - Our Ingratitude

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"It is for us that, during eighteen now [twenty] hundred years, our divine Savior has remained day and night on our altars, that we may have recourse to Him in all our needs; and nothing so much afflicts His divine Heart as our ingratitude for such a favor, and our neglect to visit Him and ask His blessing. If we knew how profitable those visits are, we should be constantly prostrate before the altar. The Saints understood this truth; they knew that Jesus Christ is the source of all grace, and whenever they encountered any difficulty or wished to obtain any particular favor, they ran to Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. St. Francis Xavier, St. Francis Regis and others spent whole hours during the day and, frequently, a great part of the night at the foot of the altar; it was in these long interviews with Jesus Christ that they advanced the good works they had in hand, converted sinners, and obtained success in all their undertakings for the glory of God and their own sanctification."
(Blessed J. B. Marcellin Champagnat)