Friday, August 28, 2009

Still recovering....

I know I haven't posted much lately but I've been sick for weeks now and have found out I have pneumonia. There were a couple of days where I thought I was on the road to recovery but then it hit harder -- such is life!

My youngest daughter is moving back home for a few months this weekend so I could use a few prayers -- we tend to have a stress filled relationship when she lives with us!:-)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, August 24, 2009

An opportunity to go on a pilgrimage..

In April my Priest and our Archbishop are going to Assisi, the Holy House of Mary in Loreto, the shrine of Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo, the shrine of St. Nicholas in Bari, the Benedictine monastery of Montecassino, and a scheduled Papal Audience at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

This has been a dream of mine and oh how I want to go! Please pray for me!!!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

St. Pio Daily

From Air Maria, August Theme: Spiritual Aridity

“You will greatly encounter the pleasure of God, and mine as well, by not omitting your spiritual exercises on account of the aridity and interior languor that often returns to you; because not wanting to serve God and love Him save for His pleasure and love alone, and being more pleasing to Him, the service that we render Him amidst the pains of aridity, rather than those we render Him amidst the sweetness, we must likewise receive them [these pains of aridity] willingly, at least with our upper will. And even though, according to our pleasure and our self love, the gentleness and tenderness seems sweeter to us, aridity, according to the pleasure of God, is more useful, as dry food is more useful for those with dropsy, rather than moist food, even though the latter always tastes better than the former.”

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Altar Serving 101

Discaled Carmelite Friars

I've had the pleasure of hearing Father Robert speak at one of our monthly Carmelite meetings. I remember everyone at my table got out their paper and pens to take notes and after about...oh.....a minute.....we all just stopped as we didn't want to miss a single thing he was sharing. When he was done we all just thought "wow" as we were truly blessed..........thank you Heavenly Father for all our Priests and please bless them.