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The Reform of the Reform, Pope Francis and Cardinal Sarah MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - October 7, 2016 ... that the interpretation is haywire. The reform of the reform will happen: Cardinal Sarah wants it, and Pope Francis has indicated quite publicly that he is in favour of its main aims; but, while Cardinal Sarah's Congregation will provide material, it will be the bishops, not the Vatican, who will put it into practice. What are universal, regional and local synods for? After the World Youth Day, Pope Francis spoke about the Orthodox liturgy and ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-reform-of-reform-pope-francis-and.html
St. Raphael, Patron of Healing, Pray for Me SEASONS OF GRACE - September 29, 2016 On September 29, the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the three Archangels who have been venerated throughout the history of the Church: Michael (from the Hebrew Who Is Like God? ), who defends the friends of God against Satan and all his evil angels; Gabriel (the Power of God ), chosen by the Creator to announce to Mary the mystery of the Incarnation; and Raphael (the Medicine of God or God Heals ), the archangel who, in the book of Tobit, takes care of Tobias on ...http://seasonsofgrace.net/st-raphael-patron-of-healing-pray-for-me/
The Great Biblical Bake Off: 5 Bible Stories That Give GBBO a Run for Its Money CLERICAL WHISPERS - September 18, 2016 ... stress we've come to expect from GBBO. Actually it's in this story that we discover that Sarah will bear a child. How's that for putting a bun in the oven? "They baked the dough which they had brought out of Egypt into cakes of unleavened bread. For it had not become leavened, since they were driven out of Egypt and could not delay, nor had they prepared any provisions for themselves." (Exodus 12.39) It's bread week, but you're also on the run from an Egyptian army. We've all ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-great-biblical-bake-off-5-bible.html
Homily: The Grace of Not Yet BUKAS PALAD - August 7, 2016 ... challenges us to live by faith. To do so by being ready and vigilant for his coming that no one knows its hour or the moments when he intervenes in our everyday life. To live by faith in this way is to always be on the lookout for God . But if Jesus' coming is inevitable, whatever the time, why should we bother about being vigilant as we wait? Luke's parable tells of a master who has gone away, promising to come back, but whose homecoming is indefinite. His servants remain in the house. He has ...http://bukas-palad.blogspot.com/2016/08/homily-grace-of-not-yet.html
Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus COMMUNIO - July 29, 2016 Today, on the Novus Ordo liturgical calendar the Church recalls St Martha. For Benedictines, today we seek the help of Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus, Hosts of the Lord. All three are not only disciples of the Lord but are true friends. In the Benedictine tradition Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus are venerated as living Saint Benedict's mandate of hospitality: "Let all guests be received as Christ, for He will one day say, I came as a guest and you ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2016/07/saints-martha-mary-and-lazarus-2/
Saints of the Day: Joachim and Anne DA MIHI ANIMAS - July 26, 2016 ... a sanctuary" in the infant girl's room, and "allowed nothing common or unclean" on account of the special holiness of the child. The same writing records that when she was one year old, her father "made a great feast, and invited the priests, and the scribes, and the elders, and all the people of Israel." "And Joachim brought the child to the priests," the account continues, "and they blessed her, saying: 'O God of our fathers, bless this child, and give her an everlasting ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2016/07/saints-of-day-joachim-and-anne.html