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A Feast Day Gift (Or, When Things Make Sense) NARU HODO - October 15, 2014 ... beginning today and for a year). I had read the prayer several times before today, but in typical feast day fashion I read it today and it blew me away. Here is the text: Saint Teresa of Jesus, holy mother, wholehearted servant of love, teach us to walk with determined fidelity along the path of interior prayer, attentive to the presence of the Blessed Trinity, God dwelling deep within us. At the school of Mary our Mother strengthen within us these foundations: a genuine humility, a heart free ...http://lift-up-your-hearts.blogspot.com/2014/10/a-feast-day-gift-or-when-things-make.html

In the Shadow of 9/11: Time Is Short! FIRE, SALT, AND LIGHT. - September 9, 2014 ... the Blessed Sacrament; 2] a dearth of stained glass windows and statues; 3] rare if ever Exposition, Benediction, Forty Hours, use of incense. Finally the poverty of liturgical celebration is exacerbated by the far too often wimpy, politically correct, let's not upset anyone homilies. Perhaps it can be argued that before the sixties religious Priests, Sisters, Brothers, Nuns did lead very strict lives, sometimes did wear habits that were either too cumbersome or flashy; ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/hopeforpriests/hcWS/~3/EHgswTmX29I/in-shadow-of-911-time-is-short.html

Sr. Wendy and "Lovely, Fluffy Pubic Hair"... ABBEY ROADS - August 26, 2014 ... hermit-nuns. In today's essay Sr. Wendy suggests 'angelism' may be at the root of 'martyrdom'. "I'm not putting this very well. Our desire for God can betray us into angelism: that perfidious and subtle form of pride. I'm afraid a lot of the martyrdoms that are so lauded, are in large part, only this - and it amounts to a fear of God's goodness. One wants the security of one's own earnestness; pain seems to provide that. In the paragraph before that Wendy says, "We can never ...http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2014/08/sr-wendy-and-lovely-fluffy-pubic-hair.html

Feast of St Clare SISTERS OF THE GOSPEL OF LIFE - August 11, 2014 Clare was a beautiful Italian noblewoman who became the Foundress of an order of nuns now called "Poor Clares." When she heard St. Francis of Assisi preach, her heart burned with a great desire to imitate Francis and to live a poor humble life for Jesus. So one evening, she ran away from home, and in a little chapel outside Assisi, gave herself to God. St. Francis cut off her hair and gave her a rough brown habit to wear, tied with a plain cord around ...http://gospeloflifesisters.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/feast-of-st-clare/

St. Clare of Assisi: Contemplative, Lover of the Eucharist, Miracle Worker CATHOLIC FIRE - August 11, 2014 ... Poor Ladies, later known as the Poor Clares. The Poor Ladies lived apart from the world and supported Francis and his followers through their hidden life of prayer and sacrifice. At San Damiano, Clare lived an austere life. She slept on a straw mattress, fasted three days a week, never ate meat, often did penance, and awoke in the middle of the night to pray the Divine Office. Year round she wore a coarse habit and went barefoot on stone floors. In the beginning, most of the young girls who ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/08/st-clare-of-assisi-contemplative-lover.html

St. Clare of Assisi ATONEMENTONLINE - August 10, 2014 ... Order (Poor Clares). Francis obliged her under obedience at age 21 to accept the office of abbess, and she remained abbess until her death in 1253, when she was nearly 60 years old. The nuns went barefoot, they slept on the ground, they ate no meat and they observed almost complete silence. They possessed no property, even in common, subsisting on daily contributions. When even the pope tried to persuade her to mitigate this practice, she showed her characteristic firmness: "I ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2014/08/st-clare-of-assisi.html