"Never be afraid of loving the blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did." – St. Maximilian Kolbe

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Eucharistic Reflection - Approachiing The Holy Table

 
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"And since so few people now hear the words, 'Come to Me, all you who labor and are burdened,' let each of us, when he approaches the Holy Table, look upon himself as the delegate of all those he loves or has loved, living or dead. 
When God makes His way into our souls, He does not find us alone. All those from whom we proceed and who have gone to sleep before us may receive, in Purgatory, some benefit of grace pervading us, their living children, when we pray for them. And all our friends who are kept away from the Source of grace by sin, indifference, ignorance, and incredulity - those who have helped us and those we have harmed - are present in our thoughts in this ineffable instant."
  Francois Mauriac

Monday, June 29, 2015

We Stand With You Lord - No Matter The Price We May Be Asked To Pay!

May the following words penned more than 50 years ago by Rev. M. Raymond, O.C.S.O. encourage us during these trying times and our pending exile in a world that has, for the most part, turned its back on the Lord who created them, died for them, yet still offers all of us eternal life:




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"There was pain in Egypt - yet, I say it was heaven.



Mary saw raw, rampant paganism all about her, yet she nursed God at her breast; she had to listen to false gods being called upon, yet she heard the Word of God utter His first human word. And while the sight of pyramids standing out against a setting sun, and the shimmer on the waters of the Nile told her not only that she was in exile, but that her whole people had once been here, yet when she gazed into the starry light in His eyes and knew that it had been kindled from light in her own and that He was the Maker of the stars, Egypt and exile was heaven. It was here she saw Him take His first step, listened to Him laugh in baby glee, felt His tiny hand caress her cheek and tangle in her hair; it was here that she bathed, clothed, fed her Baby who was God; it was here that she tucked God in bed and sang God to sleep; it was here that her whole night and day, her whole being, her whole existence was God who was also her Child.

If to know and love God is heaven, then to labor and live and love Jesus in Egypt is a heavenly exile." 

 (From God, A Woman and The Way)

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Reparation - A Most Timely Reminder

When man rejects God's law, there is one most appropriate and necessary response that all who love their Suffering Savior should offer Him:



Thursday, June 25, 2015

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Are You On Guard?


Some very sound advice:


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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It's "Worth Revisiting" Wednesday - Follow His Promptings


Thanks to the generosity and encouragement of Allison Gingras and Elizabeth Riordan, an ever-expanding group of Catholic bloggers take the time each week to re-post their favorite articles on “It’s Worth Revisiting” Wednesdays. 

 

Do yourself a favor and go there now (and every Wednesday) and let these authors bless and challenge you in your Faith journey.


During the rest of each week. visit Allison at  Reconciled To You and Elizabeth at Theology Is A Verb. You will be pleased with what they share.

This is my contribution this week:

Follow His Promptings

(Originally posted September 13, 2013)

I stopped in Church for a visit, intending to spend some time in the Presence of our Lord, to pray the rosary and recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Midway through my recitation of the rosary, a woman came in quietly and almost unnoticeably. She sat in the very last pew, knelt down and pulled out her rosary beads. I did not know who she was.
We were just two simple souls drawn to the silent sacredness that palpably files this holy place.  

Shortly after finishing my rosary and as I was about to begin the Divine Mercy Chaplet, another woman entered the Church in tears, wailing in obvious despair.  I do not think she even knew two other people were there.  

She walked toward the sanctuary, entered a pew not far from the tabernacle, knelt down and cried ever more loudly. Her heaving shoulders evidenced the depth of her sorrow and despair. Her loud painful wailing shattered the sacred silence and penetrated the center of my heart.  “Dear God,” I prayed, “please, please help this poor woman!” I remained standing in the back of the Church, looking at and praying for her.