Monthly Archives: August 2013

Hail Full of Grace

Upon what appears to be a simple greeting of “Hail Full of Grace”, salvation history turns.  According to Blessed Alan de la Roche the phrase is heavenly and beyond human understanding in its depth of meaning, it is an unheard … Continue reading

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The Sign of Cross and St. Francis De Sales

I had commented in a previous posting to what I perceived as a decline in baptized Catholics making the Sign of the Cross.  I recently read St. Francis De Sales on the Sign of the Cross.  He teaches that as … Continue reading

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St. Thérèse on Approaching God

More fearful than standing before a large audience to deliver a speech, is standing before God.  We fear being found unworthy and sinful.  We need only look to the Gospels to dispel our fears.  Christ welcomed all to approach who … Continue reading

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Christ the Pruner

Today was hot and humid.  My task was to prune the dead blooms from our rose bushes.  As I moved from one bush to another, my mind drifted to “he prunes, that it may bear more fruit” (John 15:2).  As … Continue reading

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Father Abraham

As a child (and also as an adult) I learned much from my biological father.   I have also learned much from my father in faith, Abraham. Abraham has taught me to listen attentively, to persevere, and to submit completely to … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Angles

“Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day.” (Genesis 32:24).  Wresting with an Angle is a daunting task.  Unlike this Gauguin painting depicting Jacob wrestling with an Angle before a crowd of … Continue reading

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To Follow

Whenever I become uplifted with the vibrant beauty of the universe God created, the wonderful people He has brought into my life, and all that he has blessed me with, I rejoice and offer thanks.  Then, I hear Him call … Continue reading

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Finding Grace and Mercy in Typographical [Erors] Errors

Yesterday someone commented on a typographical error I made in one of my postings (which I gratefully thanked them for pointing out).  This morning, I found yet another.  This posting is result of these two typographical errors. We strive to … Continue reading

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Leaven

I was debating within my mind what, if any thing, to post today when I received a comment from Kathleen.  Her comment prompted this posting.  She remarked to one of my previous postings, “If only all of us actually did … Continue reading

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Listening to God’s Soft Whisper

We often thank God for sending a particular person into our life.   God blessed us through that person.  It is easy to see God’s action in those He sends into our life in response to our prayer.  It is more … Continue reading

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