Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Almost there

Nothing but self-will can separate us from God.
-- St. Alphonsus Liguori

By this time in Lent, it feels like Easter will never get here.  It's hard to see where God is sometimes.  But we know by faith that nothing can separate us from the love of God. 

Monday, March 28, 2011

Time for Hope

Romans 5:5 "and hope does not disappoint."  This is from yesterday's mass readings.  Very good timing, I think.  It is starting to seem a long way until Easter Vigil.  What are you hoping for this lent? 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Lent

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff. William Shakespeare

How is your Lent progressing?  Do you agree with the above quote?  I have had one goal this Lent- learn to be kind.  This means both to others and myself.  It has not been easy and I do wish that my ambition was a bit "sterner."  I'm reading the Diary of St Faustina as my spiritual reading this Lent.  It is a wonderful preperation for Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday.   

Friday, March 18, 2011

St Patrick

Ok, I'm a day late on this one (but not a dollar short.) I love St Patrick's day.

St Patrick's Prayer
I arise today through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, through belief in the Threeness, through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation.

I arise today through the strength of Christ with his Baptism, through the strength of His Crucifixion with His Burial through the strength of His Resurrection with His Ascension, through the strength of His descent for the Judgment of Doom.

I arise today through the strength of the love of Cherubim in obedience of Angels, in the service of the Archangels, in hope of resurrection to meet with reward, in prayers of Patriarchs, in predictions of Prophets, in preachings of Apostles, in faiths of Confessors, in innocence of Holy Virgins, in deeds of righteous men.

I arise today, through the strength of Heaven; light of Sun, brilliance of Moon, splendor of Fire, speed of Lightning, swiftness of Wind, depth of Sea, stability of Earth, firmness of Rock.

I arise today, through God's strength to pilot me: God's might to uphold me, God's wisdom to guide me, God's eye to look before me, God's ear to hear me, God's word to speak for me, God's hand to guard me, God's way to lie before me, God's shield to protect me, God's host to secure me: against snares of devils, against temptations of vices, against inclinations of nature, against everyone who shall wish me ill, afar and anear, alone and in a crowd.

I summon today all these powers between me (and these evils): against every cruel and merciless power that may oppose my body and my soul, against incantations of false prophets, against black laws of heathenry, against false laws of heretics, against craft of idolatry, against spells of witches, smiths and wizards, against every knowledge that endangers man's body and soul. Christ to protect me today against poisoning, against burning, against drowning, against wounding, so that there may come abundance in reward.

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ in breadth, Christ in length, Christ in height, Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me, Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Update on Sr Rosalind Moss

Check out this interview on St Louis Catholic


Saint Louis Catholic: "Hold Nothing Back from God": An Interview with Si...: "As she prepares to move to Tulsa in the coming days, Sister Rosalind Moss, foundress of the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Our Hope, and well-..."

Tuesday, March 1, 2011