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Feast of the Sacred Heart: Christ's Heart in Ours and Ours in Christ's Heart MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - June 2, 2016 ... We unite ourselves to sinners, not by judging them like the pharisee, but identifying ourselves with them in their sin and repenting, with them if possible, and even for them, not as holy people for sinners, but as fellow sinners. To be a Christian is to identify ourselves with the whole race, no matter who or in what state they are: we are brothers and sisters. Saint Therese believed herself to be so united with others that, when in the last eighteen months of her life all taste for religious ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2016/06/feast-of-sacred-heart-christs-heart-in.html
Escape From Homeworkland and Other Updates JOURNEY OF A CATHOLIC NERD WRITER - May 14, 2016 http://catholicnerdwriter.blogspot.com/2016/05/escape-from-homeworkland-and-other.html
Lessons From the Mystics for Normal People NARU HODO - April 17, 2016 Last weekend was the annual retreat for my Secular Carmelite community, and for the first time since I have been involved we had a Carmelite friar as retreat master. I loved our previous retreat master who preached the last three I attended; his messages moved my heart and have stayed alive with me all this time. But there was something uniquely wonderful about having a Father of my own charism teaching this time. It was not so much the things he said that ...http://lift-up-your-hearts.blogspot.com/2016/04/lessons-from-mystics-for-normal-people.html
ELIZABETH OF THE TRINITY by Carolyn Humphreys MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - March 9, 2016 ... glitter was her serious side. At nineteen she talked with the chaplain at the Carmel in Dijon. He confirmed the Trinitarian presence in her soul in a rather loquacious manner. Later, she said that she wished the poor man would have stopped talking. All she wanted was a simple affirmation to confirm that she was on the right road. Elizabeth entered Carmel, and received the habit on December 8, 1901. Although she desired "of Jesus" for her title, the prioress gave her "of the Trinity." Her ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2016/03/elizabeth-of-trinity-by-carolyn.html