Pansy and her family are in a rough patch economy-wise, so I’m beginning a novena. I hope you’ll join me. Other intentions: for two young ladies I know with health problems For a friend’s mother who is ill For a resolution to the budget issue For Christians in danger in the Middle East and around… Continue reading Our Lady, Undoer of Knots: Day 1
Contemplative Prayer 101, with lots of helpful links in the sidebar.
Serious question! And here’s my serious answer: My comment at Elizabeth Esther’s: the damage inflicted by the aggressor on the nation or community of nations must be lasting, grave, and certain Which aggressor – the Syrian government or the rebels? They’re both aggressing. Why can’t they both lose? Either way, check. all other means of… Continue reading Does our getting involved in Syria meet the criteria of a just war?
God has created me to do him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another. I have my mission; I never may know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I have a part in a great work; I am… Continue reading I am a link in a chain
“Each small meanness, each thoughtless expression of hatred, each envious and bitter act, regardless of how petty, can inspire others, and is therefore the seed that ultimately produces evil fruit, poisoning people whom you have never met and never will. All human lives are so profoundly and intricately entwined – those dead, those living, those… Continue reading The poison seed
Dr Greg Popcak: ” …it’s important to remember that your emotions are God’s gift to you, and not the people around you.”
(well, besides being from the Western Hemisphere, having special names that begin with “P”, and being baptized into the Mystical Body of Christ?) A devotion to Our Lady Undoer of Knots! Jorge Mario Bergoglio encountered the devotion in Augsburg, Germany and brought it to Argentina, where it’s become very popular. An Argentine goldsmith is planning… Continue reading Quiz: What do Pansy, Peony, and Pope Francis have in common?
God is very pleased with those who recognize his goodness by reciting the Te Deum in thanksgiving whenever something out of the ordinary happens, without caring whether it may have been good or bad, as the world reckons these things. Because everything comes from the hands of our Father: so though the blow of the… Continue reading Whatever happens, good or bad.