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CHRISTMAS IDEAS: Books to Help You Grow in Grace SEASONS OF GRACE - November 25, 2016 ... retreat. Whether you're shopping for a friend or family member, or you want some inspiration to help you over the hump in your prayer life, there will be something here you'll want to consider. PRAYING TOGETHER AS A FAMILY The Family That Prays Together, Stays Together. That was the message of Servant of God Patrick Peyton, the founder of Holy Cross Family Ministries who was best known as the "Rosary Priest." From Saint Benedict Press comes a book chock-full of ideas and ...http://seasonsofgrace.net/christmas-ideas-books-to-help-you-grow-in-grace/
O Emmanuel (Move Over, Handel) NUNBLOG - November 21, 2016 ... way to the Book of Revelation ("Hallelujah!"). Reflecting the Gospels themselves, this most famous of oratorios has a highly developed Passion narrative, drawn primarily from the writings of the prophet Isaiah; the Resurrection is treated in words especially taken from the letters of St Paul. Now the people at (New Evangelization organization) Dynamic Catholic have released a new oratorio, an Advent oratorio inspired by the seven ancient O Antiphons . I'm the one calling it an ...http://romans8v29.blogspot.com/2016/11/o-emmanuel-move-over-handel.html
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity CATHOLIC FIRE - November 8, 2016 ... united to Jesus is a living smile that radiates Him and gives Him." "I can't find words to express my happiness. Here there is no longer anything but God. He is All; He suffices and we live by Him alone." (Letter 91) "O Eternal Word, Word of my God. I want to spend my life in listening to you, to become wholly teachable that I may learn all from you. Then, through all nights, all voids, all helplessness, I want to gaze on you always and remain in your great light . . . O my Three, my all, my ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/11/st-elizabeth-of-trinity.html
Pope Francis' Latest Zingers Toward Priests Are Troubling SEASONS OF GRACE - September 18, 2016 ... "…preferring to allow ourselves to be convinced that truly they were able to eliminate him and invent bitter discourses to justify the idleness that blocks us in the immobile sound of vain complaints. It is horrible when a bishop complains." WELL, THEN! In fairness, I've cherry-picked these quotes from a long and substantive talk . And Pope Francis has never had children, so perhaps he hasn't had to consider the effect of such negativity on the human psyche. I am bothered, though. Most ...http://seasonsofgrace.net/pope-francis-latest-zingers-toward-priests-are-troubling/
Cloistered Anytime. Even Now. THE CLOISTERED HEART - August 26, 2016 Among my re-discovered letters from friends, I found the following treasure. It was written by a woman who'd read the original The Cloistered Heart article when it was published in 1993, and now (twenty years later) was reflecting upon her own embrace of its ideals. "...I was drawn to the idea of a cloister in my heart. I longed for a place to retreat from the world, to be alone with Jesus. I not only longed for a place where I could escape the noise of ...http://www.thecloisteredheart.org/2016/08/cloistered-anytime-even-now.html