Monthly Archives: May 2012

Hearts on Fire Update

Homily Notes for the Feasts of Ascension and Pentecosts have been posted in the file above. Two new articles have been posted to the Consider Reading file. Quoteable Quote: It often happens that I wake up at night and begin … Continue reading

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Holy Mary, Teach Us Your Silence

Silence of Mary Holy Mary, Mother of God, you who treasured all things and pondered them carefully in your heart, teach us that deep, interior silence which enfolded you throughout your lifetime — the silence of the Annunciation, of faith, … Continue reading

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The Most Beautiful Sound in the World

Zaki heard Xa asking his friends what was the most beautiful sound on Earth. ‘The sound of the flute,’ said one. ‘Birdsong,’ said another. ‘A woman’s voice,’ said a third. They continued the discussion late into the night, without reaching … Continue reading

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Comforting Words During Difficult Times and Death

The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them. They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead; and their passing away was thought an affliction and their going forth … Continue reading

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‘merican Mystic: Langston Hughes (1902-1964)

[A simple definition of a mystic is one who seeks to experience God or the Transcendent.  Many of the greatest mystics have shared some of those experiences through poetry.  This is one a series of posts to share a spiritual … Continue reading

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A Poem and a Prayer for Pentecost Sunday

Holy Spirit of Fire: Light Energy All consuming Love Empowering Breath of Life Transforming Presence Purity of heart Fire that warms Fire that thaws cold hearts Fire that limbers cold hands Fire that illumines our path Fire that burns within … Continue reading

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Be Careful What for What You Ask — Two Silly Saturday Jokes

Early one morning, Jerome was walking along a beach.  In the sand he found a brass lamp.  He decided to rub the lamp and a beautiful genie appeared.  Jerome, being quite a bright lad, said “I have released you from … Continue reading

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Holy Virgin, Help Me to Receive Jesus from the Spirit

Holy Virgin, Help Me to Receive Jesus from the Spirit Holy Virgin, I beg you: enable me to receive Jesus from the Spirit, according to the same process by which you bore Him. May my soul possess Christ, thanks to … Continue reading

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Moshe Cordovero’s Eight Ways to Practice Humility by Jean Wise 

Humility – not a word we ponder much. At least I don’t. Maybe that is the problem, right? HA! Then I read this story the other day that made me mull over the concept of humility in my life. A … Continue reading

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A Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Father, send in your name the Holy Spirit who will teach us everything, who will remind us of every word of Jesus, who will stay with us for ever. The Spirit will console us, the Spirit will sustain us along … Continue reading

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