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Retreat: St. Joseph NARU HODO - March 19, 2017 This weekend I was on a retreat that focused on St. Joseph. My Carmelite community does a weekend retreat each year. This year actually less than half were able to participate in this one, and it was not exclusively a Carmelite retreat, but as Carmelites we follow our Holy Mother's special devotion to St. Joseph, so it's all good. This is how I see Joseph. Not an old, dried up geezer, but a handsome, manly man. The Church Fathers tend to agree with me. Do ...http://lift-up-your-hearts.blogspot.com/2017/03/retreat-st-joseph.html
Thoughts on Story of a Soul: Chapter III NARU HODO - January 12, 2017 ... start a series of posts in the middle of a book. I've been through Story of a Soul several times now both before and during Carmelite formation, but this time I am actually able to glean something from it. Follow this link for my many comments previously regarding my relationship with this particular Doctor of the Church. I think what I am learning now is to enter spiritually and theologically into the experiences she reports. I am intuiting that she chose to report the ...http://lift-up-your-hearts.blogspot.com/2017/01/thoughts-on-story-of-soul-chapter-iii.html
Want to Aid Vocations? Helping Reduce Debt Is Key, This Group Says CLERICAL WHISPERS - January 3, 2017 ... more out of me. He wanted me to give myself entirely to Him, to the service of His Church, and to others," he said. Martell, an attorney, still has debt from law school. Patricia Clark, a 58-year-old research assistant from Michigan, grew up in an Anglo-Catholic Episcopal Church, where she first had thoughts of religious life. She was received into the Catholic Church at the 2010 Easter Vigil, and felt a special call from God during Eucharistic Adoration that autumn. "I had been attracted to ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/01/want-to-aid-vocations-helping-reduce.html