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A Father Z Favorite: Saint Gianna Molla THE BLACK CORDELIAS - April 28, 2013 ... Prepare to be amazed! The 2nd miracle of St. Gianna Molla CATEGORY: SESSIUNCULUM — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf @ 3:54 pm I have posted this before, but it seemed appropriate to repost it today, the anniversary of the death of St. Gianna Molla in great year of 1962. It is her feast day today. This is one of the saints of our time whom I would like to see included in an updated version of the traditional Roman calendar, which could stand some touching up, frankly. In 2005 I wrote a ...http://theblackcordelias.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/a-father-z-favorite-saint-gianna-molla/
Marathon to the Monastery: One Young Woman's Quest for a Vocation CATHOLICMOM.COM - April 26, 2013 ... of prayer with the young Norbertines before I realized I was finally home. The view of the 26 fully-habited nuns as they chanted the Divine Office from behind a screened window blew me away, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass celebrated by a Norbertine priest was like a symphony of adoration. The ancient traditions preserved within the walls of this enclosure elicited reverence unlike anything I'd ever experienced before. They bowed low for ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Catholicmomcom/~3/HzJN2-lsklA/
Training for the Priesthood CLERICAL WHISPERS - February 13, 2013 ... regulations for priestly formation. Aimed at the desired renewal of the whole Church, the document centers on fostering good priestly ministry "animated by the spirit of Christ". The Council Fathers set out to create good priestly vocations, giving more attention to spiritual training, revising ecclesiastical studies, preparing for pastoral work, and continuing studies after ordination. The Vatican II Fathers who wrote Optatam Toitius were fully aware that the priesthood is ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2013/02/training-for-priesthood.html
My Knight (or Redneck) in Shining Armor (or a Beat Up Pick-Up Truck) RAISING ANGELS - February 7, 2013 ... pizzas in my arms. I tried leaning them on the bumper so I could free one arm to pull it but then it wouldn't open because the pizzas were in the way. I tried to pry it open with a finger I could get free while holding the pizzas but one finger does not even budge that back door. I was seriously contemplating placing the pizzas on the ground (not sure why I felt this would be disgusting as they were actually in boxes and not simply laying in a sloppy mess across my arms), when I heard a voice. ...http://raisingangels.blogspot.com/2013/02/my-knight-or-redneck-in-shining-armor.html
OSV Seeks Conversion or Reversion Stories for Easter Issue OSV DAILY TAKE BLOG - February 6, 2013 By Sarah Hayes As Catholics enter fully into Lent, we embrace the practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. One other key element to these 40 days in the wilderness is the call to conversion toward Christ. Pope Benedict XVI reminded the faithful of this aspect of the penitential season during a February 2007 general audience at the beginning of Lent, which he called "the favorable spiritual season for training ourselves to seek God with greater ...http://www.osvdailytake.com/2013/02/osv-seeks-conversion-or-reversion.html