Archive for July 2011

St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556)

“The saints were of the same frame as I.  Why should I not do as they have done?” “Receive, Lord, all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my whole will.  You have given me all that I have, all that I am, and I surrender all to your divine will, in order that you... Read more »

Peter Chrysologus (406-450?)

“When mercy dries up, fasting suffers drought, for mercy is to fasting what rain is to the earth.  The one who fast may prepare his heart, cleanse his flesh, pull out his vices and sow virtues.  But if he does not sprinkle his plants with streams of mercy, he does not gather his harvest.  O... Read more »

A Prophet Without Honor

Jesus came to his native place and taught the people in their synagogue.  They were astonished and said, “Where did this man get such wisdom and mighty deeds?  Is he not the carpenter’s son?  Is not his mother named Mary and his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, Judas?  Are not his sisters all with us?  Where... Read more »

The Angels Will Be Very Busy!

Jesus said to the disciples, “The Kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea, which collects fish of every kind. When it is full they haul it ashore and sit down to put what is good into buckets. What is bad they throw away. Thus it will be at the end of... Read more »

Titus Brandsma (1881-1942)

Dear Lord, when looking up to Thee, I see they loving eyes on me; Love overflows my humble heart, Knowing what faithful friend Thou art a cup of sorrow I foresee, Which I accept for love of Thee. They painful way I wish to go; The only way to Go I know. My soul is... Read more »

Our Lord's Maternal Grandparents: St. Joachim and St. Anne

Jesus had grandparents!  We often forget about His extended family, but I’m sure they played an important role in his life as all grandparents do. I missed out on the grandparents.  My father’s parents were long gone by the time I came into the picture and they lived in Sweden.  My mother’s father left his... Read more »

My Dependency on all Things Electronic

Lately I’ve noticed a real dependency that I have on all things electronic.  I’ve noticed this because the things that I depend on the most, were taken away! It started Saturday.  Our choir set up for Mass where we are filling in for the summer.  They have an excellent sound system … until Saturday.  Things... Read more »

Lying Lips Are An Abomination

Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who are truthful are his delight.  Proverbs 12:22, New American Bible Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord: but they that deal faithfully please him.  Proverbs 12:22, Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are... Read more »

Burning Those Weeds

Jesus proposed a parable to the crowds. “The Kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everyone was asleep his enemy came and sowed weeds all through the wheat, and then went off. When the crop grew and bore fruit, the weeds appeared as well. The... Read more »

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