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"IF ANYONE WANTS TO COME WITH ME, HE MUST FORGET SELF, TAKE UP HIS CROSS EVERY DAY, AND FOLLOW ME." (Luke 9:23) ALWAYS A JOY... - November 3, 2015 We commemorated ALL Souls Day in the Catholic Church yesterday - 02 November. All Souls Day is often very poignant for me - when I remember the love and joy of the incredible gift God has given me through my late father, G. D. Alexander, my late sister, Bridget, and my late brother-in-law, Dusty. All three of them were of different personalities yet in one thing they were the same - each of them taught me about love, of faith and the joy of being one ...http://alwaysajoy.blogspot.com/2015/11/if-anyone-wants-to-come-with-me-he-must.html
Saint Jean De Brebeuf, S.J.: I Felt Myself Drawn to Christ As to a Magnet SERVANT AND STEWARD - October 19, 2015 Of the many writings of the North American Martyrs collected together in Jesuit Missionaries to North America: Spiritual Writings and Biographical Sketches , the most moving - for me - is taken from the diary Saint Jean de Brebeuf, S.J. In the year that the Hurons turned against the Jesuit missionaries - 1637 - Father de Brebeuf offered himself to Jesus as a martyr: ...this vow, I repeat, my Lord Jesus, that if you most generously offer me the grace of martyrdom, me, ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/OhEL/~3/WuaJzoTbAHQ/saint-jean-de-brebeuf-sj-i-felt-myself.html
Homily at the Funeral of Jean-André Potworowski [1947-2015] THE JOURNEY OF A BISHOP - October 19, 2015 ... an advocate of responsible management of resources and the protection of the environment. He was particularly excited at the publication of Laudato Si, the recent encyclical on the environment by Pope Francis. He even participated in a group discussion on the subject of the encyclical in his home less than a week before his death. His excitement at the Church's involvement in this issue at the highest level was difficult to contain. In later life, he met the lay Catholic movement Communion and ...http://archbishopterry.blogspot.com/2015/10/homily-at-funeral-of-jean-andre.html
Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: SET THE WORLD ABLAZE - September 30, 2015 ... thing that parents can do for one another is to love each other first and strengthen the most loving relationship they have. Affection to the children is natural, but the relationship of the parents needs space to grow. The children will benefit as they watch their parents respect, honor, and care for one another. Spouses and partners have to spend time with one another in recreation and private time. As this relationship blossoms, the children will develop healthy models of ...http://predmore.blogspot.com/2015/09/twenty-seventh-sunday-of-ordinary-time.html
Remembering John McNeill THE WILD REED - September 24, 2015 John McNeill was the spiritual director to an entire generation of queer Catholics. He was a prophet, a pioneer, an activist, a scholar, a friend and a spouse. . . . He was a proud gay man. – John Stasio I was saddened to hear last night of the death of John McNeill, a scholar and activist who, in his tireless proclamation of God's unconditional love for LBGT people, inspired and empowered countless lives. He was without doubt a prophet of his time, ...http://thewildreed.blogspot.com/2015/09/remembering-john-mcneill.html
For Divine Mercy, Stone Walls Do Not a Prison Make THESE STONE WALLS - August 12, 2015 A team of Marian Helpers concluded a retreat behind prison walls using the Hearts Afire series by Fr Michael Gaitley from the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy. Editor's Note: This is the conclusion of a two-part post. Part One was entitled, " You Did It to Me: Wisdom and Works of Mercy " posted at These Stone Walls on April 8, 2015. It's a story of the Holocaust, but the great film, Schindler's List , based on a book by Catholic writer, Thomas Keneally, begins and ends ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheseStoneWalls/~3/JEJZMrrYpps/