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St. Benedict's Far-Reaching Impact FAMILY IN FEAST AND FERIA - July 10, 2014 ... impact extends into our everyday life. The saint gives us much food for thought and provides us with many tools and reminders for our spiritual lives, especially as we lay the groundwork in Ordinary Time…. Read the rest at Catholic Culture … Filed under: Catholic Culture , ...http://familyfeastandferia.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/st-benedicts-far-reaching-impact/

Ordinary Time... LITURGY REFLECTIONS - June 24, 2014 The Church year has four distinctive seasons, each with a distinctive character, that celebrate a specific mystery of Christ. The seasons are those of Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter. The rest of the year, either thirty three or thirty four weeks, is called Ordinary Time - not ordinary in the sense that there is nothing special celebrated during these weeks, but only in the sense that this time is not a liturgical season. Ordinary Time begins on the ...http://liturgy.blogs.com/liturgy_reflections/2014/06/ordinary-time.html

St Antony SISTERS OF THE GOSPEL OF LIFE - June 13, 2014 Today we celebrate the feast day of St Antony of Padua(1195? – 1231) His shrine is a centre of pilgrimage, and he is also the patron saint of the lost and found.Saint Antony was first of all an Augustinian monk, but he was so impressed by the martyrdom of five Franciscans who had been spreading the faith in Morocco that he became a Franciscan friar himself, so that he could preach the gospel in Africa too. Illness obliged him to leave Morocco, and a ...http://gospeloflifesisters.wordpress.com/2014/06/13/st-antony/

Whitsun Embering: Observing Pentecost Ember Week Καθολικός διάκονος - June 10, 2014 ... the Rogation Days and Ember Days should be indicated (cf. no. 373), as well as the forms and texts for their celebration" (par. 395). Due to all the criticism, often exaggerated and unjust, of the Second Vatican Council when it comes to such matters, I think it is important to note that what the Council Fathers and Venerable Pope Paul VI, who was given the arduous task of the implementing the Council, were seeking was not to abolish these tried and true means of spiritual and ecclesial growth, ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2014/06/whitsun-embering-observing-pentecost.html

Monday of Week Ten in Ordinary Time LIVING SCRIPTURE - June 8, 2014 ... Kingdom of Heaven." ( Matt 5: 1-3) How should we live this Word After the celebrations of the great mysteries of Christ during Lent and Easter, we return today to Ordinary Time. To live and celebrate the mystery of Christ in ordinary time means to accept living the life of true disciples faithfully every day. It means to meet and listen to the Lord in daily life, recognizing that the Lord loves us and saves us in the ...http://livingscripture.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/monday-of-week-ten-in-ordinary-time/

Keep Rejoicing! FAITHBOOKNZ - May 19, 2014 Hey everyone we are still in Easter! It's the 5th of 6 weeks, and then we celebrate the Ascension, and then Pentecost. Note the balance of the time of Lent and Easter; the Church has a great rhythm. Keep rejoicing! It's not so much about 'feeling' joyful but choosing to rejoice, because… Blessed be the […]http://faithbook.co.nz/2014/05/20/keep-rejoicing/

Propers for Tuesday of the First Week of Lent CATHOLIC DEVOTIONS APOSTOLATE - May 19, 2014 Tuesday of the First Week of Lent Purple 3rd Class Feria INTROIT ¤ Ps. 89. 1, 2 Domine, refugium factus es nobis a generatione et progenie: a saeculo, et in saeculum tu es. -- Priusquam montes fierent, aut formaretur terra et orbis: a saeculo, et usque in saeculum tu es Deus. V.: Gloria Patri . . . -- Domine, refugium . . . Lord, Thou hast been our refuge from generation to generation: from eternity and to eternity Thou art. -- ( Ps. 89. 2). Before the mountains were ...http://catholicdevotionsapostolate.blogspot.com/2014/05/propers-for-tuesday-of-first-week-of.html

Propers for Fourth Sunday in Lent CATHOLIC DEVOTIONS APOSTOLATE - May 19, 2014 Fourth Sunday in Lent Purple First Class Semi-double INTROIT ¤ Isaias 66. 10, 11 Laetare, Jerusalem: conventum facite omnes qui diligitis eam: gaudete cum laetitia, quia in tristitia fuistis: ut exsultetis, et satiemini ab uberibus consolationis vestrae. -- Laetatus sum in his, quae dicta sunt mihi: in domum Domini ibimus. V.: Gloria Patri . . . -- Laetare, Jerusalem . . . Rejoice, O Jerusalem: and come together all you that love her: rejoice with joy, you that have ...http://catholicdevotionsapostolate.blogspot.com/2014/05/propers-for-fourth-sunday-in-lent.html

Propers for Monday of the First Week of Lent CATHOLIC DEVOTIONS APOSTOLATE - May 19, 2014 Monday of the First Week of Lent Purple 3rd Class Feria INTROIT ¤ Ps. 122. 2 Sicut oculi servorum in manibus dominorum suorum: ita oculi nostri ad Dominum Deum nostrum, donec misereatur nobis: miserere nobis, Domine, miserere nobis. -- Ad te levavi oculos meos: qui habitas in coelis. V.: Gloria Patri . . . -- Sicut oculi servorum . . . As the eyes of servants are on the hands of their master, so are our eyes unto the Lord our God until He have mercy on us: have mercy ...http://catholicdevotionsapostolate.blogspot.com/2014/05/propers-for-monday-of-first-week-of-lent.html

Propers for Third Sunday in Lent CATHOLIC DEVOTIONS APOSTOLATE - May 19, 2014 Third Sunday in Lent Purple First Class Semi-double INTROIT ¤ Ps. 24. 15, 16 Oculi mei semper ad Dominum, quia ipse evellet de laqueo pedes meos: repice in me, et miserere mei, quoniam unicus et pauper sum ego. -- Ad te, Domine, levavi animam meam: Deus meus, in te confido, non erubescam. V.: Gloria Patri . . . -- Oculi mei semper ad Dominum . . . My eyes are ever towards the Lord: for He shall pluck my feet out of the snare: look Thou upon me, and have mercy on me; for ...http://catholicdevotionsapostolate.blogspot.com/2014/05/propers-for-third-sunday-in-lent.html

Who Can Accept It? YOUR DAILY TRIPOD - May 10, 2014 ... yesterday. Those of us with plenty are called to offer the bread of life we share with those who are excluded from the economic and technical progress which can make their lives better. One way to do that would be to make a gift to support Operation Starfish. This was a charity founded by the late Rev. Richard B. Martin, former pastor at Nativity Church in Burke, VA. Fr. Martin died last week and was laid to rest yesterday. However, as his spirit and ...http://yourdailytripod.blogspot.com/2014/05/who-can-accept-it.html

Resurrected Life... GOD ALONE: THE CONTINUED JOURNEY OF SISTERHOOD - May 7, 2014 ... different. It's been just over 10 months since I professed final vows as a Marianist Sister (time flies!). The academic year at the high school in which I teach is coming to a close. The academic year at the university where I staff a vocations office has already ended. Soon the two discerning young women who live with us at Annunciation House of Discernment will be entering the first stage of initial formation with our Province (after they take a fantastic 2-week road trip to ...http://sisternicole.blogspot.com/2014/05/resurrected-life.html

Popes, Saints, and Sundaes WITH A HOPEFUL HEART - April 27, 2014 ... was a great day to be a Catholic, don't you think? Oh my goodness gracious. As if Divine Mercy Sunday isn't a really great feast in and of itself, we packed up a Pope sandwich and brought in along to the feast. When we celebrate, we really celebrate. Am I the only one who just had the revelation that these two Pope are now SAINTS? As in their holy card photos will have halos behind their heads. I can't wait to ...http://withahopefulheart.blogspot.com/2014/04/popes-saints-and-sundaes.html

Kill the Fatted Calf! ABOUT.COM CATHOLICISM - April 25, 2014 What a difference a week can make! Last Friday— Good Friday , the day on which we commemorate Christ's Passion and Death—was the most somber day of the liturgical year. Yet today, exactly one week later, is Easter Sunday —the most joyful day in the Christian calendar. Before you conclude I've lost my marbles, hear me out. I know that today is really Easter Friday, but liturgically, it's still Easter Sunday. That's because the Church regards Easter, ...http://catholicism.about.com/b/2014/04/25/kill-the-fatted-calf.htm

What's Your "Wonder" Quotient? FATHER BOB'S REFLECTIONS - April 24, 2014 THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER Easter isn't over yet, in fact it's hardly begun. We Catholics celebrate it for fifty days, ten longer than Lent. (The link for today's readings can be found at the bottom of this page.) Here's an Easter homily I gave a few year's back: "Awesome, dude, the surfer said of […]http://bobtraupman.com/2014/04/25/whats-your-wonder-quotient-2/

How Can We Celebrate More Fully the Season of Easter?  - April 21, 2014 Q: Dear Father John, The wonderful season of Easter is upon us. Lent has been a great time to prepare for the victory of the cross over death. Thank-you Jesus Christ, Holy Redeemer. What are appropriate things we can do to celebrate Easter, especially for the entire season? A: I love this question! Ever since […] The post How can we celebrate more fully the season of Easter? ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CatholicSpiritualDirection/~3/_WzoUZNtUCg/how-can-we-celebrate-more-fully-the-season-of-easter

Time to Set Forth PRAYER ON THE HILL - April 21, 2014 ... thoughts about post-Lent resolutions. It is always a joy to celebrate Easter Sunday morning Masses: the congregations are usually filled with a lively heart. The greetings received after Mass relate a spiritual excitement. The liturgy and the "message" in the homily along with a filled church make for a strong celebration. People want to be happy. Pray-ers like to celebrate not the ending of Lent but the sense of ...http://prayeronthehill.blogspot.com/2014/04/time-to-set-forth.html

Easter Proclamation Abolishes Papacy: Sure. And I Also Believe That the Easter Bunny Is Real! WHERE THE RUBBER HITS THE ROAD - April 21, 2014 ... things shout about, so my job and its attendant duties still lie ahead of me. Since the legitimate ministry & worship of Christ at any time is fruitful, but all the more so in the Easter celebrations which were a real boost to the Spirits (in every sense of the word!) for all concerned. This common witness to the faith sustains and vivifies my vocation and make me incredibly glad that God called me to serve as a parish priest. So I guess this story is a 'Win-Win' situation for ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/oOuOI/~3/lH_1NISNx4Q/easter-proclamation-abolishes-papacy.html

Easter Monday (21 April 2014) FR. VICTOR BROWN'S CATHOLIC DAILY MESSAGE - April 21, 2014 When you put together the four accounts of the resurrection of Jesus as given to us in the gospels according to Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John, what do you get? You get a rather confused reminiscence of the greatest event in world history. Is that surprising? Not at all! Whenever a group of people witness an event and then are asked to describe what happened, the same thing occurs. One noticed one thing; another something else. And each sees things from his and her own ...http://frbrown.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/easter-monday-21-april-2014/

Embraced YOUR DAILY TRIPOD - April 20, 2014 Monday in the Octave of Easter God raised this Jesus; of this we are all witnesses. Exalted at the right hand of God, he poured forth the promise of the Holy Spirit that he received from the Father, as you both see and hear." Acts 2:32-33 And behold, Jesus met them on their way and greeted them. They approached, embraced his feet, and did him homage. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see ...http://yourdailytripod.blogspot.com/2014/04/embraced.html

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