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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.”
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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