Monthly Archive: August 2016

Aug 31

40 Days: Prayers and Devotions on Earth's Final Events

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Did not Franciscans and Dominicans attack each other bitterly over the Immaculate Conception? Joseph features in the mysteries of the infancy of Jesus: God revealed to him that Jesus had been conceived by the Holy Spirit; (cf. Today’s Reading: True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary: Nos. 120–121 120. Why should the event be called a misfortune, rather than this strength of mind Edition: 1741; Page: [110] a felicity? God seeks a voluntary yielding of our gifts. 2 Corinthians 8:12 states that our offerings can be accepted if there is first a willing mind.

Aug 31

Ways into Christian Meditation

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Christmas Communion is unheard of here. The motions of the lady of his love were to him those of a superior being, who was to move without watch or control, rejoice him by her appearance, or depress him by her absence, animate him by her kindness, or drive him to despair by her cruelty---all at her own free will, and without other importunity or remonstrance than that expressed by the most devoted services of the heart and sword of the champion, whose sole object in life was to fulfil her commands, and, by the splendour of his own achievements, to exalt her fame.

Aug 31

Daysprings: Meditations for the Weekdays of Advent, Lent,

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Ushet is the process of discovering the Divine and allowing your heart to flow towards the Divine. We can offer a ham and egg breakfast.” It took several moments before the suggestion sunk in, but when it did, the pig protested: “That breakfast would be only a contribution for you, but for me it would mean total commitment.” This is what God is asking from you. Labour is not contrary to the nature of the hand, or the foot; while the hand is doing the proper work of an hand, and the foot what is proper to the foot.

Aug 31

The School of Jesus Crucified: The Lessons of Calvary in

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The Messiah is on the scene and needs an introduction. In a moving and profound introduction, Thich Nhat Hanh offers his personal recollections of Merton and compares the contemplative traditions of East and West. This is not a weakness on your part and it's not a mistake ... She that doth unfold all things like to a rose from the seed of Her being; She that doth nurture unto fullness each thing that hath fullness within it; She that doth scatter the colours, 'tis She that doth govern the world.

Aug 31

The Mythic Meaning of Christmas

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While he thus indulged his grief, a clear and solemn voice, close beside him, pronounced these words in the sonorous tone of the readers of the mosque, and in the Lingua Franca, mutually understood by Christians and Saracens:--- ``Adversity is like the period of the former and of the latter rain---cold, comfortless, unfriendly to man and to animal; yet from that season have their birth the flower and the fruit, the date, the rose, and the pomegranate.'' Sir Kenneth of the Leopard turned towards the speaker, and beheld the Arabian physician, who, approaching unheard, had seated himself a little behind him cross-legged, and uttered with gravity, yet not without a tone of sympathy, the moral sentences of consolation with which the Koran and its commentators supplied him; for, in the East, wisdom is held to consist, less in a display of the sage's own inventive talents, than in his ready memory, and happy application of, and reference to, ``that which is written.'' Ashamed at being surprised in a woman-like expression of sorrow, Sir Kenneth dashed his tears indignantly aside, and again busied himself with his dying favourite. ``The poet hath said,'' continued the Arab, without noticing the knight's averted looks and sullen deportment---`` `the ox for the field, and the camel for the desert.' Were not the hand of the leech fitter than that of the soldier to cure wounds, though less able to inflict them?'' ``This patient, Hakim, is beyond thy help,'' said Sir Kenneth; ``and, besides, he is, by thy law, an unclean animal.'' ``Where Allah hath deigned to bestow life, and a sense of pain and pleasure,'' said the physician, ``it were sinful pride should the sage, whom he has enlightened, refuse to prolong existence, or assuage agony.

Aug 31

Sweet Zen: Dharma Talks from Cheri Huber

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Thou, Which dost adorn the Baptismal innocence of children, deign to bless this young soul whom we consecrate to Thee this day. He looked at me a second and then asked me to explain what I meant in the note. Lord, if you love me, shouldn’t you be Sending chocolate and macaroni to me? The Lord encourages us here that salvation, which means wholeness, stems out of returning and resting in Him. With those eyes so sadly sweet, See us kneeling at thy feet. Children, do not reject the Calvary way. Though the way is painful, the end is full of happiness.” Jesus Christ, 12th September 2001, during a five days reparation programme in the month of September.

Aug 30

Still Doing the Impossible: When You See the Invisible, You

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When they have reached this divine fire, they are at home. The things most honoured in life are but vain, rotten, mean; little dogs snapping at each other; children squabling and vying with each other; laughing, and presently weeping again. I shall care for Thy interests, and Thou will care for mine. Worship begins before the music starts, when no one is looking. I know when I praise You I am given access to your very Presence. Such have been his manifestations in salvation history.

Aug 30

Wisdom Calls

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Immersed in the "negative theology" of St. The other congregations, associations and confraternities erected in honour of Our Lady and His holy Mother, which do such immense good in Christdom, do not make us give everything without reserve. Perception (Pratyaksha), inference (Anumana), comparison (Upamana), and word, or verbal testimony (Sabda) are the Pramanas or the means of right knowledge. A similar problem that students have in writing involves their misuse of quoted textual evidence.

Aug 30

Breakfast on the Beach: Finding God at the Water's Edge

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It brings about a perfect time to complete any projects that have been lingering, have conversations you may have been avoiding or dealing with love and relationship problems that you’ve tried to ignore. Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription. Luke's account of the birth of Christ, the typical Christmas carols, as well as prayers of petition and praise, especially those of children who are the protagonists in such family moments; the inauguration of the Christmas tree.

Aug 30

Behold, He Comes: Meditations on the Incarnation: Daily

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The intention is to obtain grace to endure the Great Chastisement and steadfastness in faith. Regardless of which interpretation is correct, a much more important issue is the definition of the phrase, Train up a child in the way he should go. The result of his years of study is a huge wonderfully researched anddocumented volume published by the Teresian Historical Institute in 1988; soit is a fairly recent study. I give Thee my entire self, Lord Jesus, I accept Thee as my Lord God and Savior.

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