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Lessons From the Mystics for Normal People NARU HODO - April 17, 2016 Last weekend was the annual retreat for my Secular Carmelite community, and for the first time since I have been involved we had a Carmelite friar as retreat master. I loved our previous retreat master who preached the last three I attended; his messages moved my heart and have stayed alive with me all this time. But there was something uniquely wonderful about having a Father of my own charism teaching this time. It was not so much the ...http://lift-up-your-hearts.blogspot.com/2016/04/lessons-from-mystics-for-normal-people.html
Now Comes the Hour of the Son of God THESE STONE WALLS - March 23, 2016 ... it was the third time in a week that this 1960 book had been mentioned to me. It is a little known fact that many thousands of Catholic priests, brothers, and nuns lost their lives in the death camps of the Third Reich during World War II. This of course pales next to the deaths of six million Jews, a horror for Christians as well "for," as Jesus instructed, "salvation is from the Jews" (John 4:22). Dachau, located in southern Bavaria in Germany, and one of the most notorious among the death ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheseStoneWalls/~3/vQBllBhvzXE/
Leap Day-Book PONDERED IN MY HEART - February 29, 2016 ... this Lent. Moist, dense and nutritious, it's made with lots of dried fruits which give it a pleasant sweetness. Mary Rose makes these, pretty much following the recipe. She makes two at a time, and the rounds keep nicely in cookie tins. Lacking currants she used a combination of raisins, dates, prunes and apricots for the fruits, and about 3/4 cup of honey instead of sugar for a double recipe. Very good with tea, add a bite of cheese and an orange and you have a little lunch. Tomorrow we ...http://ponderedinmyheart.typepad.com/pondered_in_my_heart/2016/02/leap-day-book.html
Squeezing Through the Crack THE CLOISTERED HEART - February 2, 2016 Wanting to live 'a little above and more than earth, ' I've looked back over letters from someone who spent several cloistered years discerning a possible Religious vocation. As it turned out, that was not what God had for her; instead, He called her out of the convent and (later) into married life. After reading an early article on The Cloistered Heart, Rose had the following thoughts to share: 'I had this idea that prayer, holiness, and the spiritual life were for ...http://www.thecloisteredheart.org/2016/02/squeezing-through-crack.html