20 May

God Speaks: Letters for Us

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He states his conclusion here as a preview. After so many relapses, which Monica no doubt made difficult and awkward, Augustine eventually feels the call to chastity at the same time that he hears the call to conversion. The all-powerful love of My Heart will grant to all those who shall receive communion on the First Friday of nine consecutive months the grace of final repentance; they shall not die under My displeasure, nor without receiving the sacraments; My heart shall be their assured refuge at the last hour.

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19 May

May I Have This Dance?: An Invitation to Faithful Prayer

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First God reveals what He gives to us (through His Word), then we believe it, and then we receive it. BHUTA-YAJNA—distribution of food to cows, crows and animals in general. They receive with coldness and indifference every sign I vouchsafe them of My willingness to confer benefits on them.” Who would not deplore, from the bottom of their hearts, such deep ingratitude; who would not shed tears of blood over the thought, that all the proofs given to us of the tenderness of Jesus Christ become, in consequence of our indifference and wickedness, the cause of the great sorrows of His adorable Heart!

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19 May

21 Power Habits for a Winning Life with Empowering

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O Lord Jesus Christ, � Who hast given us Thy Mother Mary, � whose wondrous image we venerate, � to be our Mother, � ever ready to succour us, � grant, we beseech Thee, � that we, who earnestly implore her maternal aid, � may deserve to enjoy perpetually the fruit of Thy redemption � Who lives and reigns world without end. True, if we were to limit G‑d to Divine qualities and attributes, such as Love and Wisdom or Omnipresence and Infinity, and overlook the Essence, we would be guilty of ignoring the very core of the G‑dhead.

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19 May

Beside Bethesda: 31 Days Toward Deeper Healing

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Were they truly good, it would never be the part of a good man to quit or abate his share of them. The popular belief among foreigners is that the Siva-Linga represents the phallus or the virile organ, the emblem of the generative power or principle in nature. Give every child a Here I Stand Martin Luther and post pictures on his FaceBook page! (We hope that traveling Martin will take a stand all across the United States –and even abroad!) For you who are planning Advent and Christmas now, pastors and editors have collaborated to bring you a theme that provides a whole congregational approach with a celebration of From Heaven Above.

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19 May

The Way of the Labyrinth: A Powerful Meditation for Everyday

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Jesus King of all Nations..and those devotions ...are.. For, what else cou’d he do? or, if you can, remove what forces him. 31. God likely picks her as Jesus’ mother because of this abundant joy that would later help her endure the suffering of her son’s Passion. Wilfrid’s, that I first studied the life and spirit of the Venerable Grignon de Montfort; and now, after more than fifteen years, it may be allowable to say, that those who take him for their master will hardly be able to name a saint or ascetical writer to whose grace and spirit their mind will be more subject than to his.

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19 May

Table Talk, Year C: Beginning the Conversation on the Gospel

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They are found in the Uttar Pradesh State only. Have no fear, you will know exactly all that I ask of you to do and say, My little one. There is opportunity for the development of the different sides of human activity. He is Nirguna in the sense that He is free from the qualities of Maya. And without the Incarnation, we would not have salvation. By the beginning of the 19th century, in France, as well as elsewhere in Europe, strong currents in favor of the Eucharistic piety, devotions and adoration began to appear.

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19 May

But Who Do You Say I Am?

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If the Church says yes, the name of the person to be venerated is put into the Canon or catalogue of those who have become Saints by their heroic lives of virtue. Christ is the principal mediator in His own right, Mary is a secondary mediatrix, through, with, and in Christ. God wicks tears away, so their repetitious flow won’t carve permanent grooves into us. From whence had the lance of Calvary drawn its strength and power? Polycarp was the younger of the two men, perhaps in his early forties, and Ignatius is characteristically forthright in his advice.

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18 May

Hope Lives Here

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The general supervises the massacre of thousands and continues to live like a king. You need to keep reminding yourself of your intentions and check frequently on your progress. And soon hymns of gladness will burst forth on every side. You see, we have an account of what Andrew's dying words were; what the state of his pious mind was before the Lord called him home. Patanjali says: “One can enter into Samadhi through Upasana.” Of all those things which are conducive to spiritual advancement, Adhyatmic uplift and the acquisition of Dharma, Upasana is one which is not only indispensably requisite, but eminently beneficial to all classes and grades of people.

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18 May

The Almost Daily eMOs: Mostly Reverent eMails

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If I wander from him he will come looking for me ... again! Contemplative, candid and serious, they challenge us to give Christ exclusive allegiance in our lives. All of this is to purify, not to chastise. Born in northern India, he came to the United States in 1920, where for more than thirty years he taught India’s ancient philosophy and science of yoga meditation and the art of balanced spiritual living.

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18 May

Year with God

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But the great hope we have is that we may lean on God; there is absolutely no cause to lean on our own ability and when we do it only leads us into sin. He has placed himself on one of the military engines, and from thence he preaches to the soldiers, as never man preached since the time of Peter the Hermit. Too much of the week, especially as it draws to an end in Good Friday and Holy Saturday is much too messy for Christians accustomed to the language of triumph and praise to give much attention.

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