Tag: Meditation

On a certain kind of Christmas

Vexilla Regis by David Jones I was wondering during the past few days why God allows hardships to happen to people right before Christmas. People die on Christmas Eve, or have a car accident on the 22nd, totaling a car. Some people have their entire stock of Christmas presents stolen from under the tree while

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Into a Small Silence

Those who know the documentary on the Carthusians, Into Great Silence, which many of us saw in 2007, after its release in December of 2006, recall the beauty of Grand Chartreuse, the elegance of the mountain monastery, holding the simple lives of those soldiers of Christ who dedicate themselves to prayer, sacrifice and suffering for

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Lazarus and the Rich Man

Luke 16:19-31 Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA) 19 There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen; and feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, who lay at his gate, full of sores, 21 Desiring to be filled with the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table,

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The Church is a Reflection of its Members

Examine yourselves to see whether you are living in faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless, of course, you fail the test. (2 Corinthians 13:5) The Catholic Church appears to be in a crisis. A crisis, recognized by the moral failure many of its leaders. A crisis that often

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Prayer To Our Lady, Mother Of Divine Providence

Mary, Immaculate Virgin and Mother of divine Providence, keep my soul with the fulness of thy grace: do thou govern my life and direct it in the way of virtue to the fulfilment of the divine will. Obtain for me the pardon and remission of all my sins; be thou my refuge, my protection, my

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Happy Birthday, Mary!

Happy Birthday, Mary the Mother Of God, His mother and Mother of us all. Our hearts are filled with joy as we come to understand the great humility and sanctity with which you served God by becoming His mother. “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him

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