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Saints and Sojourners: From Prison to Divine Mercy THESE STONE WALLS - August 13, 2014 Father Michael Gaitley's 'Do-It-Yourself' retreat, Consoling the Heart of Jesus has concluded behind these stone walls, and its ripple effect has begun to show. I cannot let this week pass without mention of two great Saints whose Feast Days the Church remembers this month. Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (August 9), known also as Edith Stein, was honored in a post of mine entitled, " Saints and Sacrifices: Maximilian Kolbe and Edith Stein at Auschwitz ." Her story is ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheseStoneWalls/~3/6NdEtD37cjw/
Homily Prep August 3 THE MATADOR WORD - July 31, 2014 ... God in solitude. Withdrawal is not the choice to seek God but the fear-driven lack of trust in anyone other than the self. Jesus hears of the violent death of his precursor and kinsman John the Baptist and he "withdraws". He is tempted, just as he was in the desert, and this time to get away from the companionship. As in the desert, Jesus is saved from this temptation to isolate, to withdraw from companionship, by angels - those more needy than he who sought his companionship...he was rescued ...http://thematadorword.blogspot.com/2014/07/homily-prep-august-3.html
Devotion to the Prayer of the Church VULTUS CHRISTI - July 21, 2014 ... dated 9 May 1917, Abbot Marmion treats extensively of the sacred liturgy, taking care to affirm that the liturgy is not a peculiarly Benedictine treasure , but belongs to the whole Church — to Carmelites as much as to Benedictines — and is the nourishment best adapted to all souls. I have translated only the relevant portions of this letter and an interesting bit about the Community of secular priests that flourished in the Diocese of Ferns early in the last ...http://vultus.stblogs.org/index.php/2014/07/devotion-to-the-prayer-of-the-church/
Celebrating the Liturgy "Worthily, Attentively and Devoutly": Interview With Fr. Samuel F. Weber, O.S.B. NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - July 16, 2014 ... all tie in with larger issues of liturgical theology. He graciously consented, so read on! * * * PK: As a Church musician who loves Lauds and Vespers, I'm extremely excited to see the publication of your Hymnal for the Hours. For the benefit of those who aren't familiar with your project, can you explain what it is and how it will be useful? Fr. Weber: This book gives suggested translations of the real, correct hymns of the Liturgy of the Hours in English, preserving, so far as possible, the ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/Be5UuVc3tNc/celebrating-liturgy-worthily.html
100 Simple Ways to Improve Your Life AGGIE CATHOLICS - May 29, 2014 ... Bible every day Pray for your enemies Do the little things that matter Conquer a fear Exercise more Don't compromise your beliefs Communicate better - more in-person / telephone conversations with less texting / email Keep criticism to yourself Turn off your cell phone when you spend time with others Donate blood Offer to watch someone's children so they can go on dates Be eager to do something someone else wants to do, even if you don't Go on picnics Schedule quiet time Pay for the person ...http://marysaggies.blogspot.com/2014/05/100-simple-ways-to-improve-your-life.html
Year a Sixth Sunday of Easter Καθολικός διάκονος - May 25, 2014 ... baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit" (Acts 8:15b-17). Even prior to the arrival of Peter and John, the author of Acts noted, "There was great joy in that city" (Acts 8:8). Indeed, my brothers and sisters in Christ, the Gospel, the Good News, brings great joy. Being here together on this glorious Sunday of Easter should make us joyful, should cause us to rejoice. Think of the words we sang just a few moments ago: Let all the ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2014/05/year-sixth-sunday-of-easter.html