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Thursday, October 11, 2018
Priest spotted in local parking lot hearing confessions of young pilgrims leaving soon a journey! I think I’ve heard confessions everywhere, on train, bus, subway, car, treehouse, home, hospital, prison, street corner, crowded mall, and why? All to make Christ available in whatever human experience people find themselves needing reconciliation with God. #HeWaitsForYou #GoToConfession #BeNotAfraid #MercyIsEverywhere #PriestlyAvailabilityIsZeal #ZealisLove
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
When the Mass is being celebrated, the sanctuary is filled with countless angels, who adore the Divine Victim immolated on the altar. When you are before the altar where Christ reposes, you ought no longer to think that you are amongst men; but believe that there are troops of angels and archangels standing by you, and trembling with respect before the sovereign Master of Heaven and earth. Therefore, when you are in church, be there in silence, fear, and veneration. -St John Chrysostom
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DOING LITTLE THINGS WITH GREAT LOVE When she was little, St Thérèse’s parents took her in an elevator in Paris. She marveled at how, with such great ease, a person could rise such heights so quickly. In her journal she wrote: "I wanted to find an elevator which would raise me to Jesus, for I am too small to climb the rough stairway of perfection. I searched then in the Scriptures for some sign of this elevator, the object of my desires and I read these words coming from the mouth of Eternal Wisdom: 'Whoever is a little one let him come to me.' The elevator which must raise me to heaven is your arms, O Jesus, and for this I have no need to grow up, but rather I have to remain little and become this more and more.” Just as the smallest child is the one the Father picks up in his arms, St Thérèse strove to do the littlest things with the greatest love. She said, “Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.” Even prayer for her was simple and childlike: “For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.” So is holiness: “Holiness consists simply in doing God's will, and being just what God wants us to be.” Let us pray, that like St Thérèse, we can be little trusting children of God: Our Father....Hail Mary...Glory Be Come with me on retreat: ourladyofcorpuschristi.org
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Sunday, September 30, 2018
October is the Month of the Holy Rosary Pray the holy rosary every day this month to ask Our Lady to intercede for humanity and the Church. The greatest thing you can do to change history the fastest, surest, and most powerful is to pray. The holy rosary is a school of prayer, where you pray the Gospel, you meditate on the life, death, and glorious Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Pope Francis is asking the faithful to pray the St Michael prayer, the Sub Tuum Praesidium prayer, and the rosary every day in “the Marian month of October” to deliver us from “the devil’s turbulence.” Pope Francis is “asking the faithful of the whole world to pray so that the Mother of God puts the Church under her protective mantle to preserve her from the attacks of the evil one, the great accuser, and to make [the Church] all the more conscious of the faults, the mistakes, the abuses made in the present and in the past, and more committed to fighting without any hesitation for evil not to prevail.”
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Saint Michael Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
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Friday, September 28, 2018
Monday, September 24, 2018
A priest was celebrating his 60th anniversary. I knelt down and said, "Father, I really need your blessing." When I opened my eyes after it was done he was kneeling next to me and said, "Now Father, I really need your blessing." I did not ask him how he stayed faithful for 60 years, for someone who humbled himself like that already gave the answer. To say Yes to God and to keep it - humility is the answer to faithful committed love.
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Sunday, September 23, 2018
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What? You thought you didn’t have to get dirty to clean up this world? Who’s willing to roll up their sleeves and get in the trenches with me?
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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Do you see this woman? When I entered your house, you did not give me water for my feet, but she has bathed them with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You did not give me a kiss, but she has not ceased kissing my feet since the time I entered. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she anointed my feet with ointment. So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; hence, she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.” He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” The others at table said to themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?” But he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” Who are you? Which kind of person? Do you sit comfortably before God telling him all your accomplishments, ignoring your many faults, accusing others for their problems, pointing out all your virtues and good deeds, forgetting that his vision pierces through sinew and bone, the same Lord for whom every good grace and action HE ALONE can take glory, and therefore cement yourself in self-justifying hypocrisy, all the while blaming God and everyone else for yours and the world’s wickedness??? OR Are you the one who sees yourself beneath his unfathomable light and inscrutable decrees and recognize the vanity and egotism beneath all your best intentions, replying as the only real response in the face of his perfections, to weep and wash the dust from his toes with your tears, drying them with the hair of your natural gifts which he himself bestowed on you, and anoint him with the oil of humble contrite heart???? Pray now with me the prayer of clarity: “Have Mercy on me God in your kindness, in your compassion wipe out my offense, O wash me more and more from my guilt, and cleanse me from all my sin!” "The prayer of an humble soul at once penetrates the heavens and presents itself before the throne of God. However sinful such a soul may be, God can never despise a heart that repents of its sins, and humbles itself: A contrite and humbled heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise." -St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori Come on retreat to begin to see God and yourself clearly. ourladyofcorpuschristi.org
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Sunday, September 16, 2018
Bringing Christ to feed the poor at a Eucharistic healing service and procession at our Grounded in Truth evening of adoration and confession. #JesusHeals #VeniteAdoremus #ChristusVincit #ourladyofcorpuschristi Join us on retreat ourladyofcorpuschristi.org
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Friday, September 14, 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018
In sickness and in health! Love is a journey that grows in good times and bad, making you more grateful, humble, and worthy to enjoy more love. This beloved couple first met when they were fifteen. I am so inspired by the way they care and love each other. Please pray for his recovery, but let us also pray for marriages, and for marriage as an institution, which is in some way in need of healing and protection. Hail Mary....
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Monday, September 10, 2018
"You should live in the monastery as though no one else were in it. And thus you should never, by word or by thought, meddle in things that happen in the community, nor with individuals in it, desiring not to notice their good or bad qualities or their conduct. And in order to preserve your tranquility of soul, even if the whole world crumbles you should not desire to advert to these things or interfere." -St John of the Cross Or polish proverb: "Not my circus. Not my monkeys."
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Thanks e to God for an amazing silent women’s retreat! Some people think it word be very hard to keep quiet in a weekend, but when you get directed to think and pray about the most important things in life, like life’s meaning, your death, judgment, resurrection, how to live better, love your family better, and to be full alive and be holy, it easy to keep focus. People don’t ever want to leave once they taste dew from above. May the Holy Spirit make all his gifts fruitful!
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Sunday, September 9, 2018
THE COST OF LIBERTY I’m praying and sacrificing for the ladies I’m serving now on silent retreat. Different little things are going wrong or breaking, and all these I offer for their souls and for the whole Church. Then there was suddenly a huge leak in the ceiling and a tile became soaked through. I went to loose it and half by body and my religious habit got soaked with water from above. Thanks be to a God no retreatants were around. I told someone: “I feel like the building just peed on me! I smell somehow like old man smell.” Then minutes later I found out that it was actually caused by a leaking toilette a floor above. This was minutes before I had to step into the confessional for two hours. The whole time in confessional I offered this up for souls, for souls, for souls!!! #StillSmiling #SweetSmellingSacrifice #RejoiceUnderTrial #OfferItUp #RomansTwelveOne
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Monday, August 27, 2018
This is where I chill at evening time in the garden. I’ve had numerous people walk by me 5ft away and miss me entirely. #priestninjaskills #nightgoals #stealthchillmode #youcantevenhearnetflix #beVewyVewyKwiet
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Sunday, August 26, 2018
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Saturday, August 25, 2018
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Thursday, August 23, 2018
Why I love being a priest: I was walking down the street at 9 at night and someone asked me for confession, so right there on the steps he received God’s mercy and grace. Then he took my picture.
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Saturday, August 18, 2018
Just another week of giving some love to the brokenness around us: We’ve had 8 industrial AC’s fixed with a whole floor of our dorm having new installations, replaced an ice maker, pressure cooker, remodeled two bathrooms, and even filled in our pot holes! Now it’s time for weekend ministry! #GodIsGood #MendWhatIsBroken #MakeTheWorldBeautiful
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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Christian prayer is to gaze upon the Face of Christ, who is the Image of the unseen God. If you do so, the image of God is formed in you, in “a new spiritual way of thinking” and loving. If you constantly gaze upon the face and image of the world through excessive tv, netfixing or social media consumption, the image of the world and its corrupt and bitter way of thinking is impressed upon you. In my experience, you will turn one off and tune in to the other. Pray fervently to make the right decision and to fiercely guard your time of prayer.
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Friday, August 10, 2018
Laugh at yourself and you will never cease to be amused. -a message brought to you by T Lawrence, who said during his martyrdom by grill, “I’m done on this side, time to flip me over.”
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Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Sometimes it feels like God is testing you. Like he’s a coach pushing you beyond any level you’re prepared to go. The Syrophoenician woman didn’t give up and neither should you. Jesus wants your faith to increase, but are you ready to let him? Trust Jesus. He won’t let you down and won’t abandon you.
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Sunday, August 5, 2018
HAPPY PRIEST DAY! “His example in the various works of priestly asceticism still points out the safest path to follow, and in the midst of this example, his poverty, chastity and obedience stand forth in a brilliant light,” Pope John XXIII said of St John Vianney, whose feast is today. Also it is my 11th Anniversary of Perpetual Promises of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
God isn’t finished. We are always under construction. Just take one step today toward him. Thank God for what is done, don’t be saddened by what is not yet accomplished.
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Friday, July 27, 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018
I am wondering if this my favorite place on the face of the earth? I used to spend hours of my life at the foot of this dock. #Serenity #Peace #PacemInTerris #GodsCountry #LoonsCalling #Sunset #Minnesota #SouthHaven #LakeAugusta
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