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"The Holy Spirit Renews the Earth" – On Pentecost, the Church Is "Born"... And "Sent" WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - May 24, 2015 ... the moment which marks the commissioning of Christ's own as leaven in the world – on this Pentecost, Church, Happy Birthday to one and all. Having spoken of the Holy Spirit's critical, daily role in ecclesial life with greater frequency and intensity than his recent predecessors, at a morning Mass in St Peter's for this 50th day of Easter, the Pope delivered the following brief, yet potent homily (emphases original): "As the Father has sent me, even so I send you... ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-holy-spirit-renews-earth-on.html
St. Teresa's Birthday ABBEY ROADS - March 28, 2015 28 March 1515 Santa Madre. St Teresa knew that neither prayer nor mission can be sustained without authentic community life. Therefore, the foundation that she laid in her monasteries was fraternity: "Here everyone must love one another, care for each other and help one another" (ibid., 4, 7). And she was very careful to warn her sisters about the danger of individualism in fraternal life, which consists "all or almost all in the denial of ourselves and of our own ...http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2015/03/st-teresas-birthday.html
God Shed His Grace on Thee FRANCISCAN SISTERS OF LITTLE FALLS: LIFE AT THE CONVENT - February 10, 2015 ... exploitation over the past 30 years. An estimated 1,000-1,500 Guatemalan babies and children are trafficked each year for adoption in North America and Europe. This says nothing of the young girls who have been exploited on city streets and hidden in brothels, or young boys who have been deprived of an education because of the need to be wage earners. God, give us the strength needed to bring an end to the demands that foster all forms of sexual exploitation in our country and beyond. On ...http://smarylou.blogspot.com/2015/02/god-shed-his-grace-on-thee.html
Sister Joeine Darrington, Osb SEEKING GOD - A BENEDICTINE BLOG - February 9, 2015 http://qambenedictines.blogspot.com/2015/02/normal-0-false-false-false-en-us-x-none.html
Modern Liberal Mass or Typical African American Catholic Mass? CONNECTICUT CATHOLIC CORNER - February 2, 2015 ... clapping going on. This was typical in the African American Baptist church too. They sang the "Amen" just like in "Lilies of the Field" ... While "Hallelujah" is being sung the priest and his deacon hand out bottles of blessed Holy Water... The priest goes into the pews and everyone holds hands for the "Our Father"... There was singing at the pulpit (I've never seen this in any parish or congregation anywhere)... The priest again goes into the pews for the Sign of Peace- which here in this ...http://connecticutcatholiccorner.blogspot.com/2015/02/modern-liberal-mass-or-typical-african.html
Thomas Merton, 100th Birthday of a Trappist Monk...And a Secular Franciscan? FROM ST. ANTHONY'S WALNUT TREE - January 31, 2015 Today, January 31, 2015, would have been the 100 th birthday of Father Louis Merton, OSCO; better known to the world as Thomas Merton. The Catholic, Christian blogosphere is abuzz with reports, stories, and reflections on the life of this Trappist monk, one I read on Crux, by Dennis Sadowski , of the Catholic News Service; another by Margery Eagan , On Spirituality columnist for Crux, and finally a very moving post by Father Dan Horan, OFM on his blog. I do ...http://stanthonyswalnuttree.blogspot.com/2015/01/thomas-merton-100th-birthday-of.html