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Father Rutler: The Enemies of Religion SUNLIT UPLANDS - June 12, 2016 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SunlitUplands/~3/J9G4xY6e2lo/father-rutler-enemies-of-religion.html
St. Norbert: Apostle of the Blessed Sacrament and Peacemaker CATHOLIC FIRE - June 6, 2016 ... memorial of St. Norbert, a convert, priest, preacher, and reformer of the Church in the 12th century. He is the founder of the Norbertines and the patron saint of peace. Norbert was born around the year 1080 in Xanten, a town near the Holland-German border. He was the son of nobility. Through the influence of his family he obtained a financial subsidy from the parish church at Xanten when he accepted ordination to the subdiaconate. His only task was to chant ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/06/st-norbert-apostle-of-blessed-sacrament.html
Priesthood in the Real Presence and the Present Absence THESE STONE WALLS - June 1, 2016 A new Manual for Eucharistic Adoration from the Poor Clares and Saint Benedict Press has found a captive audience in Fr Gordon MacRae as he marks 34 years of priesthood. "You have GOT to be joking!" That was my first reaction. In early April this year, I was summoned to a prison office to sign for "personal property." I had no idea what it could be. I hadn't ordered anything recently from the place where we in prison must purchase shoes, clothing, toiletries. So it had to be ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheseStoneWalls/~3/lXsMAXNdUL0/
Mother Teresa of Calcutta: Pentecost Illumines the Night THESE STONE WALLS - May 11, 2016 ... eclipsed by the sorrowful mysteries of the poor to whom she devoted her life. The images of her presence among the poor, the disfigured, the utterly broken and rejected – even the despised – have always been part of the background landscape of my life as a priest, but to be honest I could never bring myself to linger on those scenes. They were just too painful. They always left me with a sense of inadequacy as a priest, afraid to look upon the broken too long lest I feel compelled ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheseStoneWalls/~3/dkEQfOUkEKg/
St. Joseph the Worker BATTLE BEADS BLOG - May 1, 2016 ... feast days on the liturgical calendar. The first is March 19—Joseph, the Husband of Mary. The second is May 1—Joseph, the Worker. "Saint Joseph is a man of great spirit. He is great in faith, not because he speaks his own words, but above all because he listens to the words of the Living God. He listens in silence. And his heart ceaselessly perseveres in the readiness to accept the Truth contained in the word of the Living God," Pope John Paul II had once said. ...http://battlebeads.blogspot.com/2010/05/st-joseph-worker.html
Pause for Prayer: May 1 A CONCORD PASTOR COMMENTS - April 30, 2016 Joseph the carpenter in The Nativity Story St. Joseph is the patron saint of all workers ... Do you know someone who needs a job? someone who's overworked? We pray for them today... Think of those workers around the world who are underpaid and abused. We pray for them today... Think of all those whose work benefits you and your comfort, safety and liberty. We pray for them today... Think of those who have no job. We pray for them today... Think of those ...http://concordpastor.blogspot.com/2016/04/pause-for-prayer-may-1.html