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Musical Prayer: The Deer's Cry RANDOM ACTS OF MOMNESS - April 29, 2015 I first heard "The Deer's Cry" on retreat a year ago. One of the retreat leaders played it for a morning prayer, and it is, I feel confident saying, probably the best song I can think of to greet a new day. I arise today Through the strength of heaven Splendor of fire, speed of lightning Swiftness of wind, depth of the sea Stability of earth, firmness of rock. The lyrics are based on a longer prayer attributed to St. Patrick, though apparently some believe ...http://randomactsofmomness.com/musical-prayer-the-deers-cry/
Queen Silvia of Sweden and Her Family Visit the Pope VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - April 27, 2015 ... for the benefit of children, and the Pope took the opportunity the express his gratitude for the welcome extended by Sweden to refugees and displaced persons. Among the gifts from Queen Silvia, the Pope received three small Swedish prayer books, also adapted for children. The religious education of her children has been particularly close to the sovereign's heart, and the Pope expressed his lively appreciation. Princess Madeleine, with her husband and one year-old daughter ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/04/queen-silvia-of-sweden-and-her-family.html
St. John Paul II and Friendship DA MIHI ANIMAS - April 27, 2015 ... could perceive the anxiety that went through him." And he added: "I learned of his election through Free Europe, the clandestine radio, which was more surprised than I was. I was in Lublin and among the students there was a great explosion of joy: At that moment I realized that the Wojtyła I knew was becoming another person." But the future cardinal would discover he was mistaken: Pope Wojtyła was still the same ski companion Nagy had always known. The year of his election, John Paul II ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/04/st-john-paul-ii-and-friendship.html
Mount Angel Seminary Holds Symposium on Lectio Divina MOUNT ANGEL SEMINARY JOURNALISM - April 15, 2015 ... Casey, OCSO; and Sister Judith Bloxham, associate director of Human Formation at MAS. Fr. Casey's symposium was on the practice of lectio divina , and it spanned across three conferences: two morning conferences and an afternoon conference. In the morning conferences, he gave a brief history of lectio divina , which is a slow, meditative reading of Sacred Scripture or other spiritual writings. Fr. Casey spoke of the importance of regularity in one's sacred reading, the time allocation given to ...http://masjournalism.blogspot.com/2015/04/mount-angel-seminary-holds-symposium-on.html
Liturgy in Bede's World INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - February 6, 2015 ... by hierarchy; candles; a prayer, perhaps in Latin, perhaps in English; ceremonial robes; a bevy of trained servers; wine; elegant, and often antique, silver and crystal; an oration, at times stilted or soporific: a recurring event all solemnly choreographed and brought to a formulaic close. By the end of the hour or two, a few may be bored, and some wonder again, "All this archaic rigmarole, so pompous and contrived and expensive, while people are starving and living in rags ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2015/02/liturgy-in-bedes-world.html