From the People of the Cross

  The Christian Response to Isis     Yes, this is the work of the call to “go and tell.” It’s the mandate of the resurrection; The one that carries the true message of Christianity and the Cross.  ”Love is coming after you” God bless the People of the Cross.   +PAX h/t onepeterfive.com 

Concealed Carry Permit

Concealed Carry Permit

  Jesus I Trust in You   Oh my Savior, conceal me completely in the depths of Your Heart and shield me with Your rays against everything that is not You.   I beg You, Jesus, let the two rays that have issued from Your most merciful Heart continuously nourish my soul. —Divine Mercy in my Soul, 465 Blessed Divine Mercy Sunday. As we carry Him in our hearts, may His presence fill us with peace, joy and thanksgiving. Strengthen us, Lord with many graces to bring the world the message of Your mercy before your day of judgement.  ...

Come and See

Come and See

Go and Tell The rest flows from this.   “The splendor of Christ risen from the dead has shone on the people redeemed by His blood.” Alleluia   +PAX   Two Disciples at the Tomb  c 1906 Henry Ossawa Tanner Psalm 66:5, Isaiah 66:18, John 1:39, John 1:46 Matthew 26: 32, Mk...

With Him everything

With Him everything

  Lord, by Your cross and resurrection, You have set us free.    “I do not understand how it is possible not to trust in Him who can do all things. With Him everything; without Him nothing. He is Lord. He will not allow those who have placed all their trust in Him to be put to shame.” —Divine Mercy in My Soul, 358   Today begins the The Divine Mercy novena. On this Good Friday, may we trust anew in His infinite mercy. …the greater the darkness the more complete our trust should be. (DM 357)   St Faustina, St John Paul II, pray for us.  ...

Not by compulsion and the song of the Sirens

Not by compulsion and the song of the Sirens

  It never, ever occurred to me that the destiny of Judas Iscariot was in question; not when I was an evangelical and not now as a Roman Catholic. Ah, but I’d never encountered modernists until my return home to the Church. That the Church makes no pronouncement of who is in Hell is not enough for some, nor is the witness of Scripture, or Jesus’ very own words, nor the witness of the saints and Doctors of the Church. No, they go way beyond by alluding to a theory supported by contemporary theology that asks; Dare we hope that all men be saved?” ( Hans Urs von Balthasar’s infamous question ) I stayed away from a certain parish today since last year’s Holy Week homily on this topic was that we should in no way make a judgement on Judas...

Diocesan Guardian Angels

Diocesan Guardian Angels

  From Introduction to the Devout Life, by St Francis de Sales, my Lenten reading this year: Seek to be familiar with the Angels; learn to realize that they are continually present, although invisible. Specially love and revere the Guardian angel of the Diocese in which you live, those of the friends who surround you, and your own. Commune with them frequently; join in their songs of praise, and seek their protection and help in all you do, spiritual or temporal.   That pious man, Peter Faber, the first companion of St Ignatius, and the first priest, first preacher, and first theological teacher of the Company of the Jesuits, who was a native of our Diocese ( Faber was a Savoyard) once passing through this country on his way from Germany (where he had...

Francesca

Francesca

      “It is most laudable in a married woman to be devout, but she must never forget that she is a housewife. And sometimes she must leave God at the altar to find Him in her housekeeping” Frances of Rome is the first Benedictine name I was given when I made my final oblation in 2010. I say first because, two years later, I was given a second name, Gertrude (after St Gertrude the Great). I now have two Benedictine names and the why of that is a story for another day..But, I’ll give you a clue. It involved a clash with modernism. From Vultus Christi: Married Life and Monastic Conversion   Saint Frances of Rome (1384-1440), more properly called by her own name, Francesca, is the patroness of Benedictine Oblates. The Church has us...

Friday in Lent: Monk on the Way to Snack and a prayer

Friday in Lent: Monk on the Way to Snack and a prayer

  Recipe for Friday in Lent:  I’ve made a lot of lentil soup in my day..And this is really good. Lentil Soup with Rice   Olive oil 1 chopped onion and 2 cloves of garlic 4-5 cups of water or veggie broth 2- 3 cups chopped carrots and celery 1/4 cup of  rice 2 basil leaves dried rosemary herbs de provence salt to taste   You have to put enough oil in the pot to cover the bottom one lentil deep. Then add the chopped onion and garlic; saute till transparent. Add one cup of rinsed raw lentils..Stir a few seconds. Add the 4-5 cups of veggie broth. (start with 4 you can always add more) bring to a boil and simmer 30 minutes.   They should be done but, if there’s a little crunch it’s alright. Add the herbs and salt to taste with the...