Category Archives: Meditations

From Throwing in the Towel to Staying in the Fight:

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Note: more Rosary Scriptural Meditations may be added over time. A quite ordinary duty, such as writing a letter of thanks, or getting up at the right time in the morning, can give great glory to God. The universe is not different from Brahman. And, where God is concerned, he dedicates all these things to God's service in religion. My dear ones, pay attention as you get closer to the primaries which are important to individual candidates running for office.

Deep Wonder : Poems

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He will not have to take care about dressing his hair with scented oils, etc. Are you ready to present your body with all of its functions and all that it contains—your mind, your personality, your spirit, your love, your ambitions, your all? The Church, which at its outset was saved and protected by the ministry of Angels, and which constantly experiences their "mysterious and powerful assistance"(281), venerates these heavenly spirts and has recourse to their prompt intercession.

Out of the Depths: The Daily Telegraph Meditations

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I pray Father that you would bless Your sheep who are serving in military capacities around the world. Blessed Jesus, I am before You and I want to draw from Your Divine Heart countless graces for me and for all souls, for the Holy Church, and for your priests and religious. You can ask to specifically let go of the energy of a person or event. 5. God has laid no other foundation of our salvation, of our perfection, and of our glory, except Jesus Christ.

Pleasant Dreams: Nighttime Meditations for Peace of Mind

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Was her comeliness to be turned into corruption, and her fine gold to become dim, without reason assigned? The second consists in entertaining for our Lady more perfect feelings of esteem and love, of confidence and veneration. To submit a prayer of under 25 words, please contact the Communications Office. Maybe you could talk to your parents or Sunday school teacher about how you can apply this to your life. I want to give you thanks not just with my lips. Reflect today on this line from the philosopher Baruch Spinoza: "Peace is not an absence of war; it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, and justice."

Meditate & Declare

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Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is a form of Eucharistic cult which is particularly widespread in the Church and earnestly recommended to her Pastors and faithful. I will sow with salt the foundations of their village, and there shall never live thing dwell there, even from that time forward.'' ``I had rather the trouble which you design for yourself, were in revenge of some other more important person than of me, noble Emir,'' replied the Knight; ``but my vow is recorded in Heaven, for good or for evil, and I must be indebted to you for pointing me out the way to my resting-place for this evening.'' ``This night,'' answered the Christian, ``I must pass in prayer and penitence with a holy man, Theodorick of Engaddi, who dwells amongst these wilds, and spends his life in the service of God.'' ``I will at least see you safe thither,'' said the Saracen. ``That would be pleasant convoy for me,'' said the Christian, ``yet might endanger the future security of the good father; for the cruel hand of your people has been red with the blood of the servants of the Lord, and therefore do we come hither in plate and mail, with sword and lance, to open the road to the Holy Sepulchre, and protect the chosen saints and anchorites who yet dwell in this land of promise and of miracle.'' ``Nazarene,' said the Moslem, ``in this the Greeks and Syrians have much belied us, seeing we do but after the word of Abu-Bekr El-sideek, the successor of the Prophet, and, after him, the first commander of true believers. `Go forth, he said, `Yezed Ben Abi Sophyan, when he sent that renowned general to take Syria from the infidels, `quit yourselves like men in battle, but slay neither the aged, the infirm, the women, nor the children.

Everyday Strength: A Cancer Patient's Guide to Spiritual

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In the midst of that experience Paul discovered that God's grace is sufficient to see us through all our sufferings. In truth, the real nature of the feeling experienced in the presence of the sweetest, most calm, most compassionate smile has a poor resemblance to what I feel when I see Thee in this way. We sing “God Bless America” when we should be singing “God Forgive America”. We can never run away from God. » Am I trying to run away from God in my heart? » What is God asking me to do? » What do I need to do to stop running and obey Him?

Moments of Peace for a Woman's Heart

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Hinduism regards the spiritual experiences of the Rishis of yore as its authority. He hath knelt down before you, unknown save by his worth---he arises, equally distinguished by birth and fortune. O, with what transports of love should we not cry out: “Heart of Jesus, pierced with thorns, have mercy on us.” Christians, Jesus would teach us by this mystery, that devotion to His Sacred Heart is not a devotion of sentiment, but a practical devotion which should produce in us a love of the cross and of suffering; for, as St.

Living the Days of Advent and the Christmas Season 1999

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This ascertainment: “Such act is to be done by me,” is the determination of the intellect (Adhyavasaya). Christ dressed with the utmost simplicity and talked to God in the most humble places. Or would you prefer to create an account? In this vision, we have the coalescence of all orders of Christian society, the ideals and structures of monasticism, popular aspirations, the intuitions of the mystics and the precepts of the ascetics.

I Can Feel My Toes Breathe

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Jesus spoke to him these words.) “I wish to speak to you, My brother Melvin, and I would like all My brothers and sisters to listen to what I have to say to you today. The Lord says in the Gita: “Patram Pushpam Phalam Toyam Yo Me Bhaktya Prayacchati; Tadaham Bhaktyupahritamasnami Prayatatmanah—Whoever offers a leaf, a flower, a fruit or even water, with devotion, that I accept, offered as it is with a loving heart.” It is not necessary that one should offer gold, silver and costly dress to the Lord.

Reflections

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And these shall be the vestments that they shall make." On 11th December 1998, Barnabas witnessed a vision of Jesus coming down with a chalice, with a tongue of fire at the top. The year following, a more dangerous war arose from the Quadi and Marcomanni; while the plague also raged in Italy. Posted by Matt Narwold on August 24, 2011 in Devotion Welcome to the sixth and final installment of my teaching on Hearing God’s Voice. Indeed, "popular piety is the first and most fundamental form of the faith's "inculturation", and should be continually guided and oriented by the Liturgy, which, in its turn, nourishes the faith though the heart"(103).