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Propers for the 11th Sunday After Pentecost SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM WANGARATTA - August 21, 2014 ... He shall give power and strength to His people. -- (Ps. 67. 2). Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered: and let them that hate Him flee from before His face. V.: Glory be to the Father . . . -- God in His holy place . . . COLLECT - O almighty and everlasting God, who in the abundance of Thy loving-kindness art wont to go beyond both the merits and prayers of Thy suppliant people, pour down upon us Thy mercy: that Thou mayest forgive us those things whereof our ...http://wlms.blogspot.com/2014/08/propers-for-11th-sunday-after-pentecost.html

Capsizing the Good Ship Lollypop TEN THOUSAND PLACES - August 18, 2014 ... the peoples; judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness and according to the integrity that is in me. O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous, you who test the minds and hearts, O righteous God. God is my shield, who saves the upright in heart. God is a righteous judge, and a God who has indignation every day. If one does not repent, God will whet his sword; he has bent and strung his bow; he has prepared his deadly weapons, making his arrows fiery shafts. ...http://frdenis.blogspot.com/2014/08/capsizing-good-ship-lollypop.html

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time HOMILETIC DIAKONIA - August 16, 2014 ... possibility of great faith in those who are other, those who are different. In the midst of this violence, we, as individuals and as a community, have been entrusted by Christ with the ministry of reconciliation. But what can we do in the midst of such conflict and division? How do we begin to exercise our ministry of reconciliation— we who, ourselves, so often think in terms of "us" and "them," we who, ourselves, often need so desperately to be reconciled? Perhaps at least a first step ...http://homileticdiakonia.blogspot.com/2014/08/twentieth-sunday-in-ordinary-time.html

Straw for the Fire II CAELUM ET TERRA - August 14, 2014 ... abstain from certain parts of it, but they are not. 'The World' is just as present in a monastic community or a strict Mennonite assembly as it is in a strip club or a corporate boardroom. If You know how in high school history you read the formative documents of American history? And that one of them was the sermon by Calvinist divine Jonathan Edwards entitled "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God?" Can you imagine how different American history would be if that sermon was called "Sinners in ...http://caelumetterra.wordpress.com/2014/08/14/straw-for-the-fire-ii/

Prayer for Our Family in Iraq CATHOLIC FIRE - August 11, 2014 ... Spirit is at work when understanding puts an end to strife, when hatred is quenched by mercy, and vengeance give way to forgiveness. For this we never cease to thank you, for the presence and action of that Spirit in the world. We simply place our family in Iraq in your tender and loving care. We pray this in the name of our brother Jesus. Amen. (Prepared by the Dominican Iraq Coordinating Committee USA) ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/08/prayer-for-our-family-in-iraq.html

Nothing Is Left Outside TEN THOUSAND PLACES - August 11, 2014 ... lamentation in time of sorrow and trouble. We don't really know too much about the psalmists and their lives, what they went through, what their particular sufferings were. This one is surtitled 'Prayer for recovery from grave illness', and it certainly fits that situation. I suppose it also fits a few other situations one could think of: being trapped on a mountain without food and water by fanatical militants; being shelled continuously and not knowing if today is the day ...http://frdenis.blogspot.com/2014/08/nothing-is-left-outside.html

Feast of St Clare SISTERS OF THE GOSPEL OF LIFE - August 11, 2014 ... but she said that no pain could trouble her. So great was her joy in serving the Lord that she once exclaimed: "They say that we are too poor, but can a heart which possesses the infinite God be truly called poor?" We should remember this miracle of the Blessed Sacrament when in Church. Then we will pray with great Faith to Jesus in the Holy Eucharist: "Save me, O Lord, from every evil – of soul and body." Her feast day is August 11. Here in Scotland we have our own Poor Clares community ...http://gospeloflifesisters.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/feast-of-st-clare/

Propers for the 9th Sunday After Pentecost SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM WANGARATTA - August 10, 2014 Vestments: Green INTROIT Psalms 53: 6, 7 Behold God is my helper, and the Lord is the protector of my soul: turn back the evils upon my enemies, and cut them off in Thy truth, O Lord my protector. -- ( Ps. 53. 3). Save me, O God, by Thy Name, and deliver me in Thy strength. V.: Glory be to the Father -- Behold God is my helper . . . COLLECT - Let Thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of Thy suppliant people: and that Thou mayest grant their desire to those ...http://wlms.blogspot.com/2014/08/propers-for-9th-sunday-after-pentecost.html

There Are No Coincidences With God A CATHOLIC MOM IN HAWAII - August 9, 2014 ... the millions who would each send up to the Throne of God this burning petition "Thy Kingdom Come" what help would not all countries each receive that are now so cruelly treated! By saying these words with devotion, we are actively spreading the Gospel in all nations, carrying on the every work of the Apostles. By prayer and preaching, we can be apostles. In fact by preaching without prayer, it is of no avail... Thank you Lord. Excerpts from Read Me or Rue it. ...http://hicatholicmom.blogspot.com/2014/08/there-are-no-coincidences-with-god.html

Praying for Obama OUTSIDE THE ASYLUM - August 7, 2014 ... at the top levels of government and business), isn't concerned with pushing Christianity down so much as he is with pushing conservative Christians out of the way of his agenda. When it suits his purposes, he can quote Scripture and even show benevolence to Christian organizations; even Satan can do so much (cf. 2 Corinthians 11:14). But I don't have to believe Obama's a crypto-Moslem to think he doesn't really get Christianity; it's just not on his radar. The real problem with the Psalm 109 ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Outside_The_Asylum/~3/Gi5bHn370Q8/praying-for-obama.html

Lamp in a Dark Place COSMOS + SUN - August 6, 2014 ... He came to live in the beautiful world He made. He confounded the Pharisees with the way He took delight in His friends, and music, and a pleasant evening. Let's focus on this concept: Redemption. God came to redeem, not to destroy. Redemption implies two things: 1. This world enslaves. The evils of this world bind and fetter with base selfishness. We cannot even see the way to escape, much less have the strength to follow it. On any given day, any given web-search, the world looks hopeless. ...http://frmarkdwhite.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/lamp-in-a-dark-place/

Morning Has Broken (Us) TEN THOUSAND PLACES - August 4, 2014 ... rebelled against you. But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, so that those who love your name may exult in you. For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover them with favor as with a shield. Psalm 5 Reflection – We have here a generic 'morning psalm', a prayer for the break of the day. The Church currently places it liturgically as the first psalm of Lauds on Monday of the first week of the psalter, ...http://frdenis.blogspot.com/2014/08/morning-has-broken-us.html

"Is He Not the Carpenter's Son?" YOUR DAILY TRIPOD - July 31, 2014 ... Mary and his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas? Are not his sisters all with us? Where did this man get all this?" and they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and his own house." And he did not work many mighty deeds there because of their lack of faith. (Matthew 13:54-58 ) Piety Holy Spirit, Divine Consoler, I adore You as my true God, with God the Father and God the Son. I adore You and united myself to the adoration ...http://yourdailytripod.blogspot.com/2014/07/is-he-not-carpenters-son.html

I Am With You YOUR DAILY TRIPOD - July 29, 2014 ... (Jeremiah 15:20-21) Rescue me from my enemies, O my God; from my adversaries defend me. (Psalms 59:1 ) Jesus said to his disciples: "The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it." (Matthew 13:44-46 ) ...http://yourdailytripod.blogspot.com/2014/07/i-am-with-you.html

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep TEN THOUSAND PLACES - July 28, 2014 ... from us. But from this salvation, this mysterious encounter and the movement from battle and peril to peace and quiet, we utter this psalm, Psalm 4, reflecting again on the wisdom of the choice we have made, the choice for God, but now knowing a little more of the cost of that choice and the joy and happiness that arises from it. It is a very deep little psalm, very mystical, very much a reflection of profound spiritual experience and meditation. And so it helps us to get there, too, and this ...http://frdenis.blogspot.com/2014/07/now-i-lay-me-down-to-sleep.html

What Would You Ask For? CREO EN DIOS! - July 27, 2014 ... you ask for? P.S. In full disclosure, I do also pray that someone soon makes an offer to buy my house. ...http://susanjoan.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/what-would-you-ask-for/

A Little Something Extra...Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time THE CATHOLIC SCHOLAR - July 27, 2014 ... moment in your life? Why do you think He wants you here? Second, the king expresses his self-doubt. I'm young, he tells God, and I don't always know how to act. Now here's some humility coming from this powerful king. He understands his weak points, and he realizes that he needs help. Are you a humble person? Why or why not? Third, Solomon articulates his position in relation to God. He is God's servant, placed in the midst of God's chosen people to lead in God's name and according to God's ...http://thecatholicscholar.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-little-something-extraseventeenth.html

Corn Soup and Prayers TEN THOUSAND PLACES - July 27, 2014 ... grace to the extent that all we have to do is be passive and let God do it all in us. Jansenism is a truly demonic heresy in which (in its popular expression) God withholds his grace and love from us unless we are already in a state of purity and goodness. The fact is, grace is needed for the slightest effort in the spiritual life, and we cannot even begin the journey to God, cannot even make the first steps of living the Gospel unless he graces us, helps us. But grace is given, this grace to ...http://frdenis.blogspot.com/2014/07/corn-soup-and-prayers.html

Let Nothing Disturb You...God Does Not Change HUMBLEPIETY - July 25, 2014 ... world too. I can pray and have a loving friendship with God and I can worry about the world too. I can be aware of God's presence, and yet horrified at the atrocities inflicted upon people and I can wonder where is God? I can be in the world. and though not of the world yet I am concerned at events that shape it at this present time. The terrible events of the world make me uneasy at present, so much bad is happening on a dreadful scale. Christians are being driven from their homes in Iraq, ...http://humblepiety.blogspot.com/2014/07/let-nothing-disturb-yougod-does-not.html

Blood to the End TEN THOUSAND PLACES - July 23, 2014 ... requires the greatest effort?" He answered "Forgive me, but I think there is no labour greater than that of prayer to God. For every time a man wants to pray, his enemies, the demons, want to prevent him. For they know that it is only by turning him from prayer that they can hinder his journey. Whatever good work a man undertakes, if he perseveres in it, he will attain rest. But prayer is warfare to the last breath. Desert ...http://frdenis.blogspot.com/2014/07/blood-to-end.html

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