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Lenten Reflection: St. Therese and Little Ways JOURNEY OF A CATHOLIC NERD WRITER - March 29, 2015 ... didn't even want to pray and I struggled to get through the Rosary and/or prayers because of that dryness. Despite this, St. Therese's words helped remind me that Jesus Christ endured worse things; that sometimes we're asked to go through times of difficulty and that we must simply trust Him. My biggest reward of this Lenten season was figuring out why I've always felt a kinship with St. Therese. This past week I found myself in awe of how eloquently someone expressed their beliefs. With only ...http://catholicnerdwriter.blogspot.com/2015/03/lenten-reflection-st-therese-and-little.html
St. Patrick's Day Celebrations, Prayers, and Memories PRINTS OF GRACE - March 17, 2015 ... Religious Vocation special edition I made for her another day). He's All Mine! "The top o'the hill to ya!" Kevin said. "Isn't that what the Irish say in the morning?" "Um, you mean top o' the morning to ya?" I said. "Oh, yeah." Kevin prepared a nice home-cooked dinner one St. Patrick's day. He brought my plate out to the table then quickly took it back into the kitchen. "What are you doing?" I asked. "You'll see." He soon came back and set the meat in front of me proudly: ...http://printsofgrace.blogspot.com/2015/03/St-Patricks-Day-Celebrations-Prayers-and-Memories.html
Writings and Life of Edith Stein Shed Light on What "Communion With Christ" Really Means INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - March 10, 2015 ... Regina has also used a number of Edith Stein's writings which, until this work, have not yet been available in English translation. Each chapter explores an aspect of "communion", richly revealing how Edith Stein, "a Jew who became a philosopher . . . a convert to Catholicism who became a Carmelite nun and crowned her life with martyrdom." Stein's work "provides insights that can help us grow in the spirituality of communion, first by presenting to us the truth about the human ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2015/03/writings-and-life-of-edith-stein-shed-light-on-what-communion-with-christ-really-means.html
Learning to Pray, Part I NARU HODO - February 1, 2015 http://lift-up-your-hearts.blogspot.com/2015/02/learning-to-pray-part-i.html
Story of a Soul: A Catholic Classic THE HILL COUNTRY HERMIT - December 14, 2014 ... Thérèse had no idea that the works would be turned into a best-selling Catholic book. Manuscript A – Family Memories By the time Thérèse was 22, she had been in the Carmelite convent for almost seven years. She had three older blood sisters with her at the time: Marie (Sr. Marie of the Sacred Heart); Pauline (Mother Agnes of Jesus); and Céline (Sr. Geneviève of the Holy Face). One evening, Thérèse was visiting with two of these ...http://theresadoyle-nelson.blogspot.com/2014/10/story-of-soul-catholic-classic.html
The Pope Likes to Use Colloquialism When He Speaks. ABBEY ROADS - December 10, 2014 ... tables in the slums. Maybe that is lost on the more sophisticated, aesthete Catholics in the West as well? Sadly, it appears the Catholic 'faithful opposition' is just as quick as secular journalists to reject such 'patriarchal' colloquialisms from a Pope they seem convinced is their theological/doctrinal inferior. What's 'spinster'? spinster a woman who is not married, especially a woman who is no longer young and seems unlikely ever to marry. Note* A woman who never enters marriage contract ...http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-pope-likes-to-use-colloquialism.html