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When Frustrations Make You Overlook Blessings JOURNEY OF A CATHOLIC NERD WRITER - March 13, 2017 ... blessing and forgetting to be grateful for what you have. As I stated in my last blog post , despite any physical limitations I might've had lately (which seem to have been caused by an accidental dairy-ingestion), I've been wanting to do a lot more than what I've been able to do in recent weeks/months. Being unable to help out in the soup kitchen -- which I heard was an amazing experience -- and having other efforts to do more thwarted this weekend simply increased that ...http://catholicnerdwriter.blogspot.com/2017/03/when-frustrations-make-you-overlook.html
St. Blaise, Bishop and Martyr ATONEMENTONLINE - February 2, 2017 ... then beheading. St. Blaise has been extremely popular for centuries in both the Eastern and Western Churches and many cures were attributed to him. In 1222 the Council of Oxford prohibited servile labour in England on his feast. He is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. He is invoked for all throat afflictions, and on his feast two candles are blessed with a prayer that God will free from all such afflictions and every ill all those who receive this blessing. ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2017/02/st-blaise-bishop-and-martyr.html
Memorial of Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr BIG C CATHOLICS - January 20, 2017 Agnes is one of the most glorious saints in the calendar of the Roman Church. The greatest Church Fathers sing her praise and glory. St. Jerome writes: "All nations, especially their Christian communities, praise in word and writing the life of St. Agnes. She triumphed over her tender age as well as over the merciless tyrant. To the crown of spotless innocence she added the glory of martyrdom." Agnes's name should be traced to the Greek hagne meaning "the pure", rather than ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/01/memorial-of-saint-agnes-virgin-and.html
New Year Daybook :: Snow Days SHOWER OF ROSES - January 13, 2017 Happy New Year! I didn't mean to disappear for the last few weeks... We had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's despite all the viruses I kept catching. I ended up coming down with a bad cold the day after our Rose Red and Snow White Birthday Party , another shortly after Christmas leading up to New Year's, and then the flu on the evening of the first. Thankfully our children didn't get nearly as sick as I did and have ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/eojD/~3/9bcPvCsQq24/new-year-daybook.html
Fr Brian D'Arcy: 'I Feel Sad at Christmas, Because I'm Convinced That Priests Should Be Married, and I Was the Marrying CLERICAL WHISPERS - December 19, 2016 If I could tell you about my Christmas day, I would be a great prophet, because I have no idea what Christmas is going to bring; it's different every year. The lead-up is a very busy time for me. There is an extraordinary lot of poor people still in the country. Since I began writing for the Sunday World, which is now 41 years ago, I've always had letters from very sad families. I received two this morning - very genuine letters from people who don't really know how they ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/12/fr-brian-darcy-i-feel-sad-at-christmas.html
Advent Daybook PONDERED IN MY HEART - December 5, 2016 ... chickadee came crashing into the window (in spite of the bird tape) with that dreadful sounding thud. I went right out and picked it up but the poor thing was so still, resting unnaturally upside down in my hand with just a couple of toes clinging to my finger. It didn't look good. But after a bit it righted itself, and then wonder of wonders it eventually sat upright in my hand. I held it close to peer at it and keep it warm while it sat so still and blinking. And then all of a sudden ...http://ponderedinmyheart.typepad.com/pondered_in_my_heart/2016/12/advent-daybook.html