Monthly Archives: July 2012

Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) ON PRAYER

[This is the fifteenth of a series of posts featuring a saint, mystic, or writer to include some of their thoughts on prayer as well as a prayer written by or ascribed to him or her.  Today is this saint’s … Continue reading

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MYSTIC MONDAY: Lord, Where Shall I Find You? by Judah Halevi (1075? – 1141)

Lord, where shall I find You? Your place is lofty and secret. And whereshall I not find You? The whole earth is full of Your glory! You are found in man’s innermost heart, yet You fixed earth’s boundaries. You are … Continue reading

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How Jack Palance Came to My Rescue During My 30 Day Silent Retreat

I was coming to the end of the second week in my 30 Day Ignatian Retreat.  To simplify, let me say that my spiritual director gave me spiritual exercises to do each day.  We would then talk about what happened … Continue reading

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Silly Saturday: Once A-Pun a Time

When you dream in color, it’s a pigment of your imagination. A pessimist’s blood type is always b-negative. He used to work in a blanket factory, but it folded. Does the name Pavlov ring a bell? When a clock is … Continue reading

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GOD 101: Gratitude — Creating the Circle of Thanks by Julia Marks   Gratitude is the secret to life.  The greatest thing is to give thanks for everything.  He who has learned this has penetrated the whole mystery of life — giving thanks for everything. —  Albert Schweitzer Gratitude is the … Continue reading

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Annoucement about Recent Updates

Homily notes from the last two Sundays can be found in the “A Homily (or 2)” file.   In My  “Must-Reads” file three articles have been added this month:  Your Screaming Kids are Distracting Me The Cross is a Kind … Continue reading

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A Prayer to Jesus and Mary

O Jesus, Son of God, and you, O Mother Mary, You desire that whatever You love should be loved by us. Therefore, O good Son, by the love you bear your Mother, to grant to me that I may truly … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to St. Christopher?

A long-ago legend has it that, there once lived a man of towering strength, a giant of a man. He was a pagan whose strength perhaps led him to believe that he needed no higher power. He made his living by carrying … Continue reading

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Two Prayers for Healing from the Gallican Liturgy (7th Century)

Lord Jesus, healer of our souls and bodies, during your life on earth, You went about doing good, healing every manner of sickness and disease, strengthening, curing, comforting and consoling. You want nothing more than to see us healthy and … Continue reading

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Mystic Monday: For a New Beginning 

In out-of-the-way places of the heart, Where your thoughts never think to wander, This beginning has been quietly forming, Waiting until you were ready to emerge. For a long time it has watched your desire, Feeling the emptiness growing inside … Continue reading

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