My family . . . the blessings of my life!

My family . . . the blessings of my life!
Sean, Mackenzie, Pat (hubby), me, Jeneah

Friday, February 19, 2010

God of Bounty!

God of Bounty!

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One Minute Meditations - Independent Catholic???

Loyalty

I cannot understand you when you talk about matters of morals and of faith and you tell me that you are an independent Catholic.

From whom are you independent? That false independence is equivalent to leaving the way of Christ.
– St. Josemaria Escriva, Furrow, #357

I pray all Catholics take this to heart and those who have fallen would return COMPLETELY to the truths of our beautiful Catholic faith!

Reflections from the Saints - Shun Luxury

If you would rise, shun luxury, for luxury lowers and degrades.
– St. John Chrysostom

WOW, doesn't this go against our secular American society...to shun luxury? Definitely something worthwhile to ponder during this truly blessed Lenten Season.

One Minute Meditations - Penance

Penance

"You won't laugh, Father, will you, if I tell you that, a few days ago, I found myself spontaneously offering the Lord the sacrifice of time it meant for me to mend a broken toy for one of my little children?"

I am not laughing. I am delighted because with that Love, God sets about mending our faults.
– St. Josemaria Escriva, Furrow, #986

Dedication to Jesus
Lord Jesus Christ, take away my freedom, my memory, my understanding, and my will. All that I have and cherish you have given me. I surrender it all to be guided by your will. Your love and your grace are wealth enough for me. Give me these, Lord Jesus, and I ask for nothing more. Amen.
St. Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556)

St. Teresa of Avila
“For mental prayer…is nothing more than an intimate sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us. The important thing is not to think much but to love much…Love is not great delight but desire to please God in everything.”

St. Thérèse of Lisieux
"...So I sought in holy Scripture some idea of what this life I wanted would be, and I read these words: 'Whosoever is a little one, come to me.' It is your arms, Jesus, that are the lift to carry me to heaven. And so there is no need for me to grow up; I must stay little and become less and less."

Magnificat
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name. He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation. He has shown the strength of his arm, he has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty. He has come to the help of his servant Israel for he has remembered his promise of mercy, the promise he made to our fathers, to Abraham and his children forever.