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Matt Talbot, the Common Man VENERABLE MATT TALBOT RESOURCE CENTER - July 19, 2016 ... persevere. She sent him off to the priest, nonetheless, with the blessing of God upon him. After seeing the priest. Matt promised to abstain from intoxicating liquor for three months. That promise was not easy to keep. His whole system, so long accustomed to the stimulation of liquor, was now shocked by the lack of it. Worse still, there was a loneliness enforced upon him. — he could no longer go to the drinking places he had once frequented, he could no longer spend his evenings in the ...http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2016/07/matt-talbot-common-man_19.html
St. John Paul II and Friendship DA MIHI ANIMAS - June 21, 2016 ... first altar in Poland dedicated to John Paul II. He was not in Rome either when Cardinal Wojtyła began his pontificate on Oct. 22, 1978. The Pope chided him for this fact, with the light irony that characterized him. "I was very astonished," recalled Cardinal Nagy, "when one of the Polish priests who had been present at the inauguration of the pontificate gave me a letter from the newly elected. In it he wrote: 'What kind of theologian studies the Pope and his role in the Church and does not ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2016/06/st-john-paul-ii-and-friendship.html
Accepting Hardship SPIRITUAL DEVOTIONAL - May 25, 2016 ... to know the difference." --[Reinhold Niebuhr.] We have seen this prayer imprinted on countless coffee mugs and plaques, embroidered on throw pillows and screened onto T-shirts. Perhaps few know that this prayer goes on for several more lines: "Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time, Accepting hardship as a pathway to Peace, Taking-- as Jesus did-- this sinful world as it is, Not as I would have it. . ." I take the first few ...http://spiritualdevotional.blogspot.com/2016/05/accepting-hardship.html
Our Lady of Fatima ATONEMENTONLINE - May 12, 2016 ... children, and they saw a bright, radiant figure appearing over the trees of the Cova da Iria. They saw this figure only as "a Lady," and the "Lady" asked them to pray for the conversion of sinners and for an end to the war. Also, they were told to come back every month, on the 13th. Further apparitions took place on June 13 and July 13. This began to get the attention of large crowds of people, and the local government authorities did not like the idea of people gathering together like this, ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2016/05/our-lady-of-fatima.html
Honoring Mothers AND SOMETIMES TEA - May 7, 2016 ... blogger whose name I'd rather leave out of the discussion (but who is personally a mother) has decided to take aim at Mother's Day. Specifically, she has decided that parish celebrations of Mother's Day pretty much need to go away. If priests want, they can sort of mumble a vague prayer for "all women regardless of their state in life" which she has written for the good Fathers to use. The reason? Mother's Day is hurtful. Some ...http://redcardigan.blogspot.com/2016/05/honoring-mothers.html