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Congrats Deacon Ralph & Wife Mary! THE DEACON'S WIFE - May 6, 2013 The following is a contribution by Mary from the diocese of Cincinnati. She has graciously accepted to write about her experience. Saturday, April 27, 2013 was an unbelievable day for me as the wife of a newly ordained permanent deacon. Our journey began in 2005 when my husband, a very quiet introverted electrical engineer, came back from living his Cursillo weekend and told me that he thought God wanted something more from him. I really thought he was just having that ...http://deaconswife.com/2013/05/congrats-deacon-ralph-wife-mary/
Optimusmastro Retreat Journal,... CONFESSIONS OF A THIRTY SOMETHING CYBERTRONIAN - May 3, 2013 ... never, (and the Rock means,..evvvver,.become a monk!). Of course a little primer, and this little adventure actually begins late last week. Each year, the different groups of seminarians together with their respective animation leaders go off for an end of the year Retreat. For our group, we were off to St Benoit du Lac, a Benedictine monastery near the American border(I'm spelling it American style, so that google may find the word easier inside the 'search' ;)) in the ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ConfessionsOfAThirtySomethingCybertronian/~3/mPnf5kKjQu0/optimusmastro-retreat-journal.html
A Writing Challenge That Does Not Challenge OVERFLOW - April 1, 2013 ... overflowing. Annual testing for the kids, my birthday, field trips, our amateur movie premiere, a retreat for my husband and me, my son's First Holy Communion, the list goes on…. I had considered committing to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo, which is an offshoot of National Novel WritingMonth . Camp NaNo allows for a little more flexibility and personalization of one's writing goals. I thought about seizing the opportunity to work on revising and rewriting the novel I ...http://karilb75.blogspot.com/2013/04/a-writing-challenge-that-does-not.html
Is Merton a Saint for Today? SPLENDOR VERITATIS MISSIO - February 16, 2013 ... mysticism into Evangelicalism. These EC leaders write books quoting the very mystics like Huxley who in the past sought God in all the wrong places. These books point Christians to the mystical practice of what is called contemplative/centering prayer that was popularized by one of Huxley's contemporaries, the late Thomas Merton. Merton was a Roman Catholic Trappist monk and a anti-war peace activist during the Vietnam war. He was a prolific writer who coined the term ...http://ecclesiaprimus.blogspot.com/2013/02/is-merton-saint-for-today.html
Pray Incessantly for a Younger but Still Tradition-Minded Successor Who Will Attempt to Carry on the Reforms of Pope Ben ABYSSUS ABYSSUM INVOCAT / DEEP CALLS TO DEEP - February 12, 2013 ... strength which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognise my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me. Here are a few articles and posts that may help put this decision in even further context: Pope Benedict XVI told interviewer Peter Seewald in remarks published in "Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times," he would consider resigning for health reasons in 2010: "If a pope clearly realises that he ...http://abyssum.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/pray-incessantly-for-a-younger-but-still-tradition-minded-successor-who-will-attempt-to-carry-on-the-reforms-of-pope-benedict-xvi/
Lent 2013 AGGIE CATHOLICS - February 12, 2013 ... it is Sunday) and repentance (because it is Lent). Does this mean I can "cheat" on Sundays? Since Sundays are not part of the penitential season, you are not required to practice signs of penitence on these days. But, there is no reason you can't do them either. If you feel you are "cheating" then it isn't helping! Since the Church has some conflicting information (different documents state different things) I think you should do what you feel is best regarding the Lenten season and Sundays. ...http://marysaggies.blogspot.com/2013/02/lent-2013.html
Lent 2013 CATHOLICSEEKING - February 10, 2013 ... Stations of the Cross at home or in a parish celebration. Pray the Seven Penitential Psalms (Psalm 6 , 31 , 50 , 101 , 129 and 142 ). Spend some time in quiet prayer before the Blessed Sacrament . Abstain from meat for an extra day or two each week. Listen to spiritual music or a spiritual speaker. Keep a Lenten journal with your spiritual insights, special intentions, people you want to pray for, hurts and disappointments that you want to ...http://catholicseeking.blogspot.com/2013/02/lent-2013.html