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Why Is There a Dormition Fast? BYZANTINE, TEXAS - July 31, 2015 ... request. Nothing can be further from the truth. It is not our fasting that pleases God, it is the fruits of our fast (provided we fast in the proper mind set, and do not merely diet) that please Him. We fast, not to get what we want, but to prepare ourselves to receive what God wants to give us. The purpose of fasting is to bring us more in line with another Mary, the sister of Lazarus, and away from their sister Martha, who in the famous passage was "anxious and troubled about many things." ...http://byztex.blogspot.com/2015/07/why-is-there-dormition-fast.html
I Have a New Job... Or Do I? GETTING TO THE POINT - July 26, 2015 ... it is our community life that is the principle formator of anyone who walks in the door to spend time with us. But they have a meeting one evening a week to discuss their experience and to read together and reflect on significant texts on the priesthood or other key spiritual matters. They have a study day on Wednesday—in the morning all the MH guests have classes first on the Fundamentals of the Spiritual Life , then on the Catechism. A time of prayer or reading ...http://frdenis.blogspot.com/2015/07/i-have-new-job-or-do-i.html
"The Holy Spirit Renews the Earth" – On Pentecost, the Church Is "Born"... And "Sent" WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - May 24, 2015 A liturgical feast on a par with Christmas – indeed, 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 ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-holy-spirit-renews-earth-on.html
How Can Picture Books + Crafts Inspire Kindess and Service? TRAINING HAPPY HEARTS - April 19, 2015 ... each of us is through acts of kindness. So today, I thought I would share about the Creative Girls Service Club, a club my daughter began in January for the sisters of boys that are in her big brother's newly formed Duct Tape Battle Club, which has paired picture books with creative craft making to inspire service and kindness. The Creative Girls Service Club meets monthly and includes anywhere from 7-20 girls, from tots to teens, at each ...http://traininghappyhearts.blogspot.com/2015/04/how-can-picture-books-crafts-inspire.html
Cooperation Between Atheists and Christians THE CURT JESTER - April 6, 2015 ... have died. It's not clear if the militants deliberately chose one of the holiest days on the Christian calendar for the assault, though Christmas and Easter tend to be periods of special risk for Christian minorities in many parts of the world. In Bangladesh, a blogger passionately opposed to religious fundamentalism named Washiqur Rahman was hacked to death in Dhaka by two men wielding knives and meat cleavers. It followed the eerily similar murder of Bangladeshi-American ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/splendoroftruth/lNZE/~3/UjvaXmx6UaA/