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Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross HAPPY CATHOLIC* - September 14, 2016 ... read Anthony Esolen's commentary in Magnificat about the elevation of the cross from the point of view of an English monk's meditation written in the Middle Ages from the point of view of the cross itself. It has haunted me, in a good way I hasten to add, as I would come upon small annoyances and inconveniences and then remember the image of the young Hero as a warrior striding toward the cross. Shame on me if I do not at least attempt to match that valiant attitude. For it is ...http://happycatholic.blogspot.com/2016/09/feast-of-exaltation-of-holy-cross.html
Meditation THE ONE TRUE FAITH - August 30, 2016 This is Christian meditation. I think most people think of Buddhist meditation when one speaks of "meditation," but that's not my personal experience. I've found Christian meditation beneficial chiefly because I'm confident I'm aligning myself to God's will, in addition to the physical and mental benefits of meditation. It consists of at least two daily periods of ...http://theonetruefaith-faith.blogspot.com/2016/08/meditation.html
New Monasticism CONTEMPLATIVE CATHOLIC - August 29, 2016 .new-monastics.com/new-monastic-life/ A movement which offers vision, insight, support and direction in assimilating Religion and spirituality within daily life, within new forms, emerging from within contemporary conscience and experience. --------------------------------------------------- "We assert that new monasticism names an impulse that is trying to incarnate itself in the new generation. It is beyond the borders of any particular religious institution, yet drinks deeply from the wells of our ...http://contemplativecatholicuk.blogspot.com/2016/08/new-monasticism.html
Knitting and Diaries, in Combo THE QUOTIDIAN READER - August 11, 2016 ... title, why wouldn't I? The book is a compilation of three romantic novellas. Not my usual type of reading, but they all concerned knitting and journaling in some way, so I read them all. Anyway, these quotes are from the last story. I just rather liked the intertwining of the diary and the reflections on knitting. So I guess the book was worth reading just for these passages: Around Caro the attic was quiet, rich with memories and dreams. She leaned down, ...http://quotidianmoments.blogspot.com/2016/08/knitting-and-diaries-in-combo.html
If You Come Back YOUR DAILY TRIPOD - July 27, 2016 ... sisters or lay men and women who are martyred, I always remember Tertullian, who said, "The oftener we are mown down by you, the more in number we grow; the blood of Christians is seed." Tonight meditate on the mystery of martyrdom, pray for peace and justice, and pray for his eternal rest, though I believe he went immediately from the Eucharist in his church to the Eucharistic Feast in heaven. Holy Martyr Père Hamel, pray for us. Study Today's Good News is among the shortest readings we ...http://yourdailytripod.blogspot.com/2016/07/if-you-come-back.html
Taken Into Jesus' Own Prayer NUNBLOG - July 13, 2016 ... some reason, it still surprises me when the Gospel at Mass seems to say something I had never heard before. You'd think that after 43 years or so of daily Mass I would have heard everything by now. Perhaps it's just an indication of the depths of my distraction—or a hint of the impenetrable depths hidden in the Bible (maybe both!)—that there is still so much I haven't heard. It will be like that in Heaven, too: we will receive God's complete self-gift (in fact, we ...http://romans8v29.blogspot.com/2016/07/taken-into-jesus-own-prayer.html