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Two Hymns I Will Not Sing SEASONS OF GRACE - September 3, 2016 I love to sing at Mass. Recalling an adage attributed to St. Augustine, I believe that he who sings, prays twice. From my vantage point in the third row, I want Jesus–waiting and listening from up there in the tabernacle–to hear my prayer; and so I sing loudly. (This is a problem when I'm surrounded by tight-lipped pewsitters. I once carried a tune well; but following a throat infection years ago, I'm wont to drop a full octave here and there, especially on ...http://seasonsofgrace.net/two-hymns-i-will-not-sing/
Jul 15 - Homily for Today FATHER BILL DINGA'S BLOG - July 15, 2016 ... Aquinas who was a classmate. In the intellectual world, Bonaventure emphasized the affective over the rational approach to the study of divine mysteries: for Bonaventure, the purpose of human knowledge, including theology, is not to speculate, but to love. He graduated from the University, being awarded a Doctorate of Theology. Among his friends was King Saint Louis IX of France, with whom he often dined. Soon his order tapped Bonaventure to become their General; this occurred when he was just ...http://fatherbill1975.blogspot.com/2016/07/jul-15-homily-for-today.html
St. Benedict of Nursia: Founder of Western Monasticism CATHOLIC FIRE - July 11, 2016 July 11 is the feast of St. Benedict of Nursia, the twin brother of St. Scholastica, the patron of Europe, and the founder of Western monasticism. In 1964, Pope Paul VI declared him patron of Europe and in 2005, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger chose Benedict as patron of his papacy. Biography Tradition teaches that St. Benedict lived from 480 to 547, though we cannot be sure that these dates are historically accurate. His ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/07/st-benedict-of-nursia-founder-of.html
Fr. Perrone: How to Deal With Seemingly Ineradicable, Habitual Sins MUSINGS OF A PERTINACIOUS PAPIST - June 27, 2016 ... to preserve his innocence -- not in a social vacuum but surrounded by the many enticing evils proposed to him by the noble class into which he was born. With his eyes ever downcast (he never looked into a woman's eyes), with long hours of prayer and many bodily penances, Aloysius always carefully guarded and conserved the treasure of sanctifying grace in his soul. Yet these impressive means, assiduously practiced, could not of themselves account entirely for his unsullied ...http://pblosser.blogspot.com/2016/06/fr-perrone-how-to-deal-with-seemingly.html