Topic: blessed

This is a tragic and macabre poem, but it’s not really much worse than Hansel and Gretel, I supposed. Except the children in this old poem do not survive.  You can see the version illustrated b ... discuss

 Blessed John of Vercelli: Dominican Friar, Priest, Master of the Order, pray for us! Continuing my articles on the Masters of the Dominican Order, we arrive at the 6th Dominican Master: Blesse ... discuss

Adam of Dryburgh (c. 1140 – 1212) was a late 12th and early 13th century Anglo-Scottish theologian, writer and Premonstratensian and Carthusian monk. He entered Dryburgh Abbey as a young man, rising ... discuss

Question: "How do you find the time to do all the things we should do as Christians, with all the demands that today's world puts on us?"We have far more free time at our disposal than most people did ... discuss

Rejection by a modeling agency in Buford, Georgia was not the end of 16-month-old Asher Nash’s acting career, but only the beginning, CBSNews.com reports. His mother, Meagan Nash, posted photos of h ... discuss

Keynote Address at Salvation Army/NTC Graduation Ceremony Good evening graduates, distinguished leaders, and faculty of the college. It’s an honor to be here today. As many of you already know I am ... discuss

Edburga of Minster-in-Thanet was the, apparently only, daughter of King Centwine of Wessex and his wife, Engyth. She was a disciple of St. Mildred and became Abbess of her Abbey at Minster-in-Thanet i ... discuss

Next in the continuing series of posts on the History of the Sovereign Pontiffs, we pick up after Pope St. Eleuterus and come to the 14th Sovereign Pontiff: Pope St. Victor I.St. Victor, who reigned a ... discuss

Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Director, La Salette ShrineEnfield, NH(Click here for today’s readings)We are in Cycle A of the Sunday readings, in which the majority of the Gospel readings are from Matthe ... discuss

You are valuable. This is something I had a hard time accepting. I thought other people had value, but when it came to believing it for myself, I struggled. As I grew older, I realized that other tee ... discuss

China has somewhere between 20 and 40 million unmarried men due to selective abortion, which leads to all kinds of other gender-related abuse. Crime rates, bride trafficking, sexual violence, and even ... discuss

2017 marks the 100 year anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to three shepherd children. To celebrate this, Follow The Camino (FTC) has launched two new products to ensu ... discuss

December 9, 2016St Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin (1474-1548). Little is known about the life of Juan Diego before his conversion, but tradition and archaelogical and iconographical sources, along with th ... discuss

"But choose some capable men from among the people—men who respect God, who can be trusted, and who will not change their decisions for money." ~ Exodus 18:21a The context of the above verse is ... discuss

Sometimes I can forget just how blessed I am. It is so easy to look at what we don’t have and completely take for granted the things that we do have. Recently I have been reflecting on mothers. Alth ... discuss

The Collect.O MERCIFUL God, hear the supplication of thy servants: that we who are gathered together to honour the Conception of the Virgin Mother of God, may through her intercession be delivered by ... discuss

December 8 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patronal Feastday of the United States of America Solemnity Today is the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. ... discuss

December 8th, the Church celebrates the most holy solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. With Mary's "yes" to the announcement of the Archangel Gabriel, all creation celebr ... discuss

December 7, 2016Today we pray for all those intentions that reside in the silence of our hearts; especially those that concern our own welfare, and for the willingness to suffer for the sake of coming ... discuss

(d. 7 December 484) African martyr. A nobleman, he was tortured and then executed for being an orthodox Christian by the Arian Vandals who were then masters of Africa. Additional details of his life a ... discuss

The Nativity byGerard Van Honthorst (1590-1655)The Christmas Season is meant for inexpressible Joy. After all, Advent marks the coming of Jesus Christ to earth to save humanity from the penalty of sin ... discuss

December 7th, is the memorial of Saint Ambrose, (c. 338 - 397) the 4th-century bishop and theologian, one of the four original doctors of the Church, famous for baptizing Saint Augustine. Originally a ... discuss

December 6, 2016Today we pray for those who have fallen away from the faith. Jesus says that there will be great rejoicing in Heaven when one who was lost returns. O Mary most holy, intercede for fami ... discuss

was born in Asia Minor during the third century in the Greek colony of Patara in Lycia in the Roman province of Asia- today Antalya, Turkey — at a time when the region was Hellenistic in its culture ... discuss

“How does one come to believe that Jesus must be okay with a woman divorcing her husband and taking up with another woman— despite Jesus’s words about the permanence of marriage and its crea ... discuss

“What does the New Testament say about Jesus Himself? That zeal for His Father’s house consumed Him (John 2:17). This graphic language means that Jesus’ passion for the affairs of His heaven ... discuss

Thirsting for God “God, you are my God. I will earnestly seek you. My soul thirsts for you. My flesh longs for you, in a dry and weary land, where there is no water. So I have seen you in the sanctu ... discuss

Unless otherwise noted, books are free but this can change without notice. Doublecheck. If you click a link and it doesn’t finish loading, just hit refresh. Sometimes the page just kind of hangs f ... discuss

December 6th, is the optional memorial of Saint Nicholas, (270-343) also called Nikolaos of Myra, (present day Demre, Turkey) the 4th-century archbishop known for his tireless devotion, generosity and ... discuss

Mother of God Oumilenie(Affectionate Tenderness), Russia, XVth Centuryvia Icons ExplainedMOTHER MOST AMIABLENext to the Lord, when he is nailed to the Cross stands Mary, John the beloved disciple, and ... discuss

December 5, 2016Today we pray for motherhood. Mary is the mother of our Savior. She is tender, loving and selfless. May all mothers be like Mary in how loving they are to their children and families.& ... discuss

Commemoration (1954 Calendar): December 5Besides a feria day in Advent, today is the Commemoration of St. Sabbas the Abbot.The website TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS PROPERS IN ENGLISH says of St. Sabbas: "Wh ... discuss

This book is for the competent women who are seeking a better way, as well as for those of you who would like to become more competent, as God has called you to be. This book is also for pastors and e ... discuss

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MYSTICAL ROSEBut Mary kept in mind all these things, pondering them in her heart. (Luke 2:19) And his mother kept all these things carefully in her heart. (Luke 2:51)The Blessed Mother treasures in he ... discuss

This relevant and timely article is taken from the website of the Society of St. Pius X:Teaching of TrentWe begin with the Council of Trent, which explains the tri-fold distinction concerning receptio ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): December 4St. Peter Chrysologus (which means "The Man of Golden Speech) is an illustrious Doctor of the Church known for his eloquent sermons.  Two hundred of his sermons ... discuss

December 4, 2016Today we pray for healing; the healing of relationships, minds and physical bodies. If you or someone you know is suffering and needs healing, know that many people are praying for you ... discuss

(Arabic: يحيى ابن منصور Yaḥyā ibn Manṣūr; Greek: Ιωάννης Δαμασκήνος/Ioannês Damaskinos; Latin: Iohannes Damascenus or Johannes Damascenus also known as John Damasce ... discuss

The Collect.BLESSED Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience an ... discuss

Beginning on the feast day of Saint Andrew the Apostle, November 30th, the following prayer is traditionally recited fifteen times a day until Christmas. This meditative petition helps us to increase ... discuss

Jean Echlin (85)A LETTER TO MY BABYMY BELOVED INFANT SON:Jean EchlinYou were born sixty years ago.In all the intervening time, I have never forgottenthe essence of your little being.You were a beautif ... discuss

Q – I get frustrated when I see people at Mass that talk, text, etc. – just a general lack of reverence before God in the Blessed Sacrament. I just get hurt that people come to Mass and ac ... discuss

Thirteenth century Madonna with Child in the Italo-Byzantine styleLord our God, you were pleased to bring joy into the world through the Incarnation of your Son. Grant that we who honour his Mother, t ... discuss

Greater Double (1954 Calendar): December 3St. Francis Xavier is truly the modern apostle.  He was born in Spainish Navarre in 1506 and in 1528, he met St. Ignatius of Loyola.  He became one ... discuss

December 3, 2016Today we pray for those suffering from financial hardship. Whatever difficulties result, we pray that this hardship bring people together rather than tear them apart. May trying times ... discuss

“I am grateful that God has heard these honest cries, and that he is patient and compassionate with my hurting heart. Though painful, I praise him for the lessons he teaches in the valley and th ... discuss

“We have met many challenges that youth presented. We have taken risks and secured through work many goods. The Lord has blessed our efforts for his kingdom, and we begin to rest on our laurels. ... discuss

Four years ago, Lauren came home from college for the weekend with an excruciating announcement to tell her parents. By the time she was packing up to head back to her dorm room, though, the right mom ... discuss

Mary and Jesus Under a Palm Tree (Middle Eastern)via Matt Stone's Global ChristianityHANDMAID OF THE LORDMy soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour; because He has regarded t ... discuss

December 2, 2016Today we pray for purity; the purity of our bodies, that we may treat them as temples of the Holy Spirit; the purity of our minds, that we may have holy thoughts; the purity of our hea ... discuss

Paul Tully leaves SPUC’s employment for pastures new today as a giant in SPUC’s history as well as British and Irish pro-life history, alongside other giants such as Elspeth Chowdharay-Best and Al ... discuss

    We brought you this story about how some in media feel that the Chip and Joanna Gaines have gotten too successful and need to be brought down because they are, shockingly, faith-filled Chr ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 649 Proper of Seasons: 183 Psalter: Friday, Week I, 764 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings. Office of Readings for Friday of ... discuss

The Abortion Community has a soft spot in what passes for its heart for itinerant abortionist Willie Parker. He parachutes into locales where killing unborn babies is not popular (Alabama and Mississi ... discuss

December 1, 2016Today we pray in thanksgiving to God for the gift of His mother, Mary. She is a perfect example for us in living a life that is fully devoted to Christ. To thee, O Virgin Mother, who w ... discuss

Born in Strasbourg on September 15, 1858, he grew up in a family which was a part of the French aristocracy. Orphaned at the age of six, he and his sister Marie were brought up by their grandfather, C ... discuss

'Way back in the early 1970s, John Lennon wrote a song that was the pinnacle of his career: It's called "Imagine." While lovely in tone? It's stupid. Wait…parenthetical comment coming up…(Please p ... discuss

“. . . If, however, a man knows what it is right to do and yet does not do it, he commits a sin.”  (WEY)  (Read this scripture and more at http://prayerpivot.com) We may read this scrip ... discuss

One of the greatest ministries God ever gave us is family. Jesus paid for it in blood so that His family could be redeemed, adopted in, and loved forever. Family Tree: The Brumfields celebrate the ad ... discuss

As has become tradition over the years, let's say the Immaculate Conception Novena together to get us in the proper frame of mind as we approach that feast day. Master of the Winking Eyes, Madonna and ... discuss

November 30, 2016Today we pray for the universal Church. To thee, O Virgin Mother, who was never touched by any spot of original or actual sin, we commend and entrust the purity of our hearts. Also, m ... discuss

Today is the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle. He is the patron of fishermen, singers, unmarried women, and women who wish to become mothers.St. Andrew, son of Jonah, was the brother of the Apostle Pet ... discuss

30 November, New Testament Today we celebrate the Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle of our Lord Jesus Christ. Most New Testament references include him on a list of the Twelve Apostles or group him with ... discuss

Preaching the Word of God is a great privilege, while being an immense responsibility. Even though I would like people to be in God’s Word every day, the reality is that most people are not. The pri ... discuss

Problems can arise though when parents overstep their boundaries and meddle in their married children’s business, or married  children continue to be emotionally dependent on their parents. The ... discuss

FRIDAY, December 2nd is the First Friday of the month. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament begins at 10:00 A.M. and concludes at 2:00 P.M. Join us after the 11:40 A.M. and 12:15 P.M. Masses for lunch a ... discuss

The church of Saint Andrew in Patros, Greece, is home to a book written in Greek that records Saint Andrew's martyrdom, in which it is written: "Aigeatis who was the governor of Patros became enraged ... discuss

One of the greatest ministries God ever gave us is family. Jesus paid for it in blood so that His family could be redeemed, adopted in, and loved forever.  Braxton has been legally united with his fo ... discuss

November 29, 2016Today we pray for all those who suffer material poverty and go unnoticed and uncared for, that God will provide for them through us. Also, may we never take anything, or any one, for ... discuss

Amaryllis Christmas Flowers – sent to me by my Mother-In-Law in Houston I know it’s been a while since I blogged… in fact, I think this past November was the very first month I didn& ... discuss

Dear God,Message received, loud and clear. I needed to slow down and take care of myself. I can still (unintentionally) get back on the "must work, work, work" train of thought that lets important thi ... discuss

Below are eight saints whose commemorations occur during the liturgical season of Advent — the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, St. Francis Xavier, St. John Damascene, St. Nicholas, St. Ambrose, ... discuss

Matthew 21:1-11Advent 1November 27th, 2016“The Manifold Coming of Christ”If you just came to church today and heard our Gospel reading, you might think that someone had messed up the scheduled rea ... discuss

When 27-year-old Acacia walked into a pregnancy help medical clinic in Casper, Wyo., her primary goal was to verify the pregnancy. If she was pregnant, Acacia’s plan was to abort. She had taken a ho ... discuss

The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is an important day to reflect on Mary’s life and selfless devotion. It is essential for us to strive to imitate the Blessed Virgin as the ideal example of ... discuss

Today I was endowed twenty-four hours as a gift from a loving creator. 1,440 minutes. conds. Whichever way you want to look at it, it’s a pretty generous gift. I then posed this question to myself ... discuss

Yeaterday we started a new journey, Advent.  This time between now and Christmas is a time for us to prepare for the coming of the Lord into our hearts and into our world.  St Francis at the ... discuss

In researching my Timeline of Pro-Life History, I came across a number of people whom nobody has ever heard of, but whose influence on the welfare of the unborn was monumental.And one of these figures ... discuss

 November 27th is the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Some Places.The Miraculous Medal is a devotion to the Virgin Mary called the "Miraculous" Medal for the many miracles associate ... discuss

Fr. Philip N. Powell OP, PhDThe Nativity of Christ, or Christmas ("Christ Mass"), celebrates one of the most important events of the Church:  the incarnation of the Son of God.  Like the Tri ... discuss

A beautiful reflection on the shepherds by one of the women in our \"Entering Canaan \"Ministry..... Hi Theresa,   I've been thinking a lot the shepherds lately isn't that a coinci ... discuss

was traditionally born in Llanwngar in Pembrokshire in the late 5th century. It seems that he should not be identified with St. Cyngar of Llangefni as their feast days are different. The latter was th ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to vis ... discuss

was born in Alexandria and raised a pagan, but converted to Christianity in her late teens. It is said that she visited her contemporary, the Roman Emperor Maxentius, and attempted to convince him of ... discuss

It's important to be purposefully thankful, to truly take the time in stillness and quietness of heart to thank the Lord for the many, many blessings He lavishes upon us. 🌽🍁🍂🍗🌰🏈 ... discuss

From the tenth century onwards veneration for St. Catherine of Alexandria has been widespread in the Church of the East, and from the time of the Crusades this saint has been popular in the West, wher ... discuss

Continuing my articles on the Masters of the Dominican Order, we arrive at the 5th Dominican Master: Blessed Humbert of Romans.  Humbert governed the order from 1254 - 1263 AD.To recap, the fir ... discuss

The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth, Jennie A. Brownscombe, 1914Have a blessed day with your families as we enjoy the many riches God has bestowed on us. I truly have so much to be thankful for, much m ... discuss

“At the evening of life, we shall be judged on our love.” (St. John of the Cross)Double (1954 Calendar): November 24St. John of the Cross was born in 1542 in Spain near the city of Avila.  At ... discuss

The Collect.O MOST merciful Father, who hast blessed the labours of the husbandman in the returns of the fruits of the earth; We give thee humble and hearty thanks for this thy bounty; beseeching thee ... discuss

It seems that I need the four seasons and the long and cloudy low-pressure systems to help me appreciate the sunshine in my life. If I lived in a sunny climate, I would just complain about the lack of ... discuss

Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC)ARRA News Service ArticlePresident-elect Donald Trump has named another pro-life advocate to a key position involving pro-life policies. After selecting pro-life Senator Jef ... discuss

ARRA News Service: President-elect Donald J. Trump today released a Thanksgiving message in which he asks everyone to set aside their differences and join together under the shared resolve to Make A ... discuss

  On behalf of the March for life Board of Directors and staff, I’d like to wish you and your family a safe and blessed Thanksgiving! We are grateful for the work that each of you does for ... discuss

Today we honor Blessed Miguel Pro, executed by the anti-Church Mexican government basically for being a Catholic priest.I think of him today not only because it is his feast day, but also because of t ... discuss

Columbanus (Irish: Columbán, 543 – 21 November 615), also known as St. Columban, was an Irish missionary notable for founding a number of monasteries from around 590 in the Frankish and Lombard kin ... discuss

Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress, on October 3, 1789 By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all nations to ac ... discuss

There is much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, especially my faith which urges me always closer to the heart of Jesus. For sure, I do not always feel thankful, especially in the midst of some suf ... discuss

. . . “We Will Not Truly be Blessed as a Nation Until We Right This Wrong”Former U.S. Congressman and Fox News contributor Allen West told a pro-life crowd on Sunday that the results of the Nov. 8 ... discuss

A young mother-daughter team is giving hope and encouragement to moms in difficult circumstances. Lauran Bunting and her daughter, Isabella, understand their struggles. When Lauran was in high school, ... discuss

Blessed Father Pro praying for his executioners before his martyrdom.José Ramón Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez also known as Blessed Miguel Pro, the eldest son of Miguel Pro and Josefa Juarez, was ... discuss

Allen West on Abortion: “We Will Not Truly be Blessed as a Nation Until We Right This Wrong” Former U.S. Congressman and Fox News contributor Allen West told a pro-life crowd on Sunday t ... discuss

A young Roman noble woman of the 2nd century, an only child and convert to Christianity.Cecelia vowed her virginity to God, but her parents married her to Valerian of Trastevere. She was able to convi ... discuss

This feast day, while not based on Scriptural fact, but rather pious tradition, deals with the presentation of the Virgin Mary when she was three years old at the Temple in Jerusalem.Tradition also ha ... discuss

The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary ... discuss

Today, November 21, is the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrates the fact that the parents of Our Lady brought her to the Temple ... discuss

Two new pro-life educational programs were recently launched geared towards helping Catholic high school students understand Church teaching on the dignity of human life and the need to be actively in ... discuss

Former U.S. Congressman and Fox News contributor Allen West told a pro-life crowd on Sunday that the results of the Nov. 8 election brought hope, but now is the time to work the hardest. “No one wan ... discuss

Text: Matthew 5:1-12In the name of Jesus: Amen.Over the last four weeks, here at Zion we have most definitely felt the sting of death.  Yes, the sting of death has taken four dear saints from our ... discuss

Presentation of the Virgin, Giotto, Scrovegni Chapel, c. 1305.November 21th, is the memorial of the Presentation of Mary or the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple (as it is cal ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): November 20Today is the feast of St. Felix of Valois, not to be confused with several other saints by the name of Felix who are on the Universal Calendar of Saints. After ... discuss

When the heathen Anglo-Saxons invaded Christian Britain in the 400's, they eventually established seven kingdoms: Essex, Wessex, Sussex (East Saxons, West Saxons, and South Saxons), Mercia, Northumbri ... discuss

Well, it has been a long process, but I am happy to say \"A Journey to Healing Through Divine Mercy\" a book of meditations I wrote, has been released by Marian Press in Stockbridge, MA. and is availa ... discuss

This novena begins on November 19 and continues through November 27.(Recite this prayer for nine consecutive days.)O Immaculate Virgin Mary,Mother of Our Lord Jesus and our Mother,penetrated with the ... discuss

Hilda (known in her own century as "Hild") was the grandniece of King Edwin of Northumbria, (see 12 Oct) a kingdom of the Angles. She was born in 614 and baptized in 627 when the king and his househol ... discuss

Generosity might mean that I meet with the prodigal one more time, because I remember what it was like to roll around in the muck. It might mean saying no to some opportunity so that someone else can ... discuss

Jesus Over Everything is a why-to book. Clayton Jennings, the author, is an evangelist, an author, and leads in this generation of Gospel preachers. He comes from a long line of many preachers. Jenn ... discuss

We pray, Thee O Almighty and Eternal God! Who through Jesus Christ hast revealed Thy glory to all nations, to preserve the works of Thy mercy, that Thy Church, being spread through the whole world, ma ... discuss

St. Gertrude the GreatSt. Gertrude was born in Eisleben, Germany in 1256. As a five-year-old, she was received into the monastery of the Cistercian nuns in Helfta. She was an intellectually gifted stu ... discuss

Pro-Life Collegians president Adam Lovejoy knew he needed to bring the truth to his fellow students. We brought GAP to the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK thanks to the fantastic Pro-Life Colle ... discuss

“One woman made a selfless choice. So that I can be love and be loved.” This quote from Ryan Bomberger beautifully sums up the 2017 March for Life theme, “the power of one.” One decision and o ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannOn November 15, the Church celebrates St. Albert the Great, "the light of Germany", uniquely named the “Universal Doctor” because of his vast knowledge and writings. He was the g ... discuss

God’s Grace Brings Salvation  “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteo ... discuss

Louis Veuillot author of The Liberal Illusion and a friend of Pope Pius IX explains how Luther opened the way to Voltaire and Robespierre, one of the architects of the French Revolution.In order to pe ... discuss

The saint of the day for November 14 is St. Lawrence (also spelled Laurence) O'Toole, a Benedictine abbot and archbishop of Dublin.St. Lawrence O'Toole was born around 1128 in County Kildare, Ireland. ... discuss

Son of the chief of Hy Murray. Taken as a hostage by King Dermot McMurrogh Leinster in 1138 when he was ten years old; Dermot later married Lawrence’s sister Mor. He was released in 1140 at age twel ... discuss

From the opening prayer to the closing Scripture reading, confessional Reformed worship services are ordered according to clear biblical principles.  This is called the Regulative Principle of Worshi ... discuss

We trust that the elect are always brought to true faith by the sovereign work of the Spirit through the divinely ordained means (namely, the preaching of the gospel). Even where the church’s theolo ... discuss

(c. 370 – 444) was the fourth Bishop of Tours, succeeding Martin of Tours in 397. According to legend, Brice was an orphan rescued by Martin and raised in the monastery at Marmoutiers. He later beca ... discuss

Every night I do a walk-through, of our house, locking each door before bedtime. I don’t know why, but the past few nights, I’ve peeked out the front door and wondered why some people leav ... discuss

“I’ve had a baby, and I keep wanting to hold her. But she’s gone. I miss her.” A teenager named Bonnie wrote those words in August of 1990. Months before, she had been surpris ... discuss

“I’ve had a baby, and I keep wanting to hold her. But she’s gone. I miss her.” A teenager named Bonnie wrote those words in August of 1990. Months before, she had been surpris ... discuss

Bill Smith (Major - USAF Retired), Editor:  The contributors to the ARRA News Service and I thank and wish all veterans and active duty military a blessed day. Today, I recall my fellow ... discuss

“I’ve had a baby, and I keep wanting to hold her. But she’s gone. I miss her.” A teenager named Bonnie wrote those words in August of 1990. Months before, she had been surprise ... discuss

 We salute you! Thank you for your service!1. Happy Veteran's Day, USA!What is Veteran's Day?On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month of the year 1918, an armistice was sign ... discuss

There is one thing I know for sure. You cannot do this work without being under attack much of the time. I guess it is the same with any work where souls are involved. Healing of one soul often leads ... discuss

Opening HymnA Mighty FortressCollects:1stO God, our refuge and strength, who art the author of all godliness; Be ready, we beseech thee, to hear the devout prayers of thy Church; and grant that those ... discuss

Born about 316 in Roman Pannonia (modern Hungary) to pagan parents (though his mother later converted), his father was a Tribune (officer) in the Roman Army.In his early teens, Martin began to follow ... discuss

Day 1: St. Jude, Patron of​ Impossible ​C​auses, ​​we thank you for your intercession with our elections.Day 2: St. Frances Cabrini, you who tirelessly built the Kingdom of God in America, ... discuss

There is an Irish "blessing" that goes like this:May those who love us love us. And those that don't love us, May God turn their hearts. And if He doesn't turn t ... discuss

I wish I could read ancient Greek and Hebrew. It's not a skill I think I will ever possess, but it would be nice. In just the minuscule amount of Scripture I have studied, it seems almost every verse ... discuss

I am blessed with three healthy children, but one of them was (incorrectly) diagnosed with down syndrome. We declined to abort him (of course) and are so glad he is part of our life. In our case it wa ... discuss

My longtime friend, Hleb Yermakou is a Belarusian Christian who serves the Lord as a translator, guide, and advisor with Encouragement International as well as pastoring a congregation in Portugal com ... discuss

Last month Claire and I were blessed to participate in a reunion party involving people from the Christian Brotherhood’s early years. It was a momentous event as more than 50 of us celebrated the gr ... discuss

Claire and I are back from Branson and, despite the hoopla generated by the hooligans running for President, we are feeling rested, refreshed, and recommitted to the blessed honor we have of raising C ... discuss

The (Congressional) Medal of Honor was established in 1861, during the Civil War.  The qualifications for being awarded the Medal have been tightened up and refined over the years, but it is curr ... discuss

Here is a link to a very good essay by Robert McFarland written to mark National Down Syndrome Awareness month. Here’s his conclusion: “Those of us blessed by the love of someone with an e ... discuss

The following is a 2004 message from Pastor Gary C. Price at Omega Ministries."For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to t ... discuss

"Sixteen"Sad is the timewhen the age of innocence is pastand the eyes of the childwho looked upon the bird and the flowerwith wonder and pleasureand who put a tiny fingerinto the waterto watch a rippl ... discuss

I see it, I hear it, every day. In texts and on social media: "OMG!"On the street, in everyday conversations, I hear it: "Oh. My. God!"And every time? I wince. Why?Because this is clear violation of t ... discuss

This wasn't about the Senate.  It wasn't about politics.  God didn't endorse candidates.  He wanted me to trust Him, to rely on Him, to lean on Him.  He didn't want me to believe H ... discuss

“A Vision of All the Saints”Rev. 7:9-17In a well-known movie, “Dead Poets Society”, Robin Williams played a poetry teacher at an elite boarding school for teenage boys. His unorthodox teachin ... discuss

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A couple share wisdom from pain with CBR’s Jane Bullington and Jacqueline Hawkins. by Jacqueline Hawkins Despite the mayonnaise a pro-abort student smeared over one of our signs, there were some rea ... discuss

The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary was instituted to honor Mary for the Christian victory over the Turks at Lepanto on October 7, 1571. Pope St. Pius V and all Christians had prayed the Rosary for ... discuss

Today a long-forgotten crucifix will be placed once again in the Basilica of Saint Peter in Rome. It will hang in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel near Bernini’s great tabernacle. Bernini himself would ... discuss

A friend of mine came to me this week in private and told me she wanted to get off the homeschool train. She asked me if I had ever thought of quitting. I admitted to her that it was a constant battl ... discuss

I get a lot of junk mail, email, and information pushed at me as a blogger and homeschool mom – and let’s face it – as a human being. This week, however, as I got ready to trash ano ... discuss

By now some of you already know that I was diagnosed with stage three (B – if the B means something to you) colon cancer a week or so ago after going to the hospital for an unrelated issue. App ... discuss

November 4 is the memorial of St. Charles Borromeo (1538 - 15840), Bishop of Milan and one of the great reformers of the sixteenth century. He is is the patron of catechists, catechumens, spiritual di ... discuss

By Jean M. Heimann November 8 is the feast of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, a French discalced Carmelite nun, a mystic, a spiritual director, and a spiritual writer. She is the patron saint of si ... discuss

6 November AD 1632* Throughout history, God has raised up and blessed many wise kings, wily generals, and heroic fighting men. In Gustav II Adolf, He did all three — and to that mix He added pa ... discuss

A close up of the human eye, photo by Soren Manvelvan."I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread."The opening words of this verse, in Ps ... discuss

I could still feel it inside me. It had been pumping through my veins on the drive. The drive had been beautiful. It had been like a painting. I had felt like I was sitting in a painting. The mus ... discuss

“Humility at the Feast”So the scene today is a dinner party on a Sabbath day, probably after the weekly synagogue meeting, in which Jesus is invited to dine with some Pharisees in the home of a ru ... discuss

Sermon – September 18, 201618th Sunday after PentecostHope Lutheran Church, Warren, Michigan1 Timothy 2:1-15“Hope. In This Place.”What a blessing and privilege to return here for Hope's 50th an ... discuss

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Consolator optime,dulcis hospes animae,dulce refrigerium.Thou, of comforters the best;thou, the soul's most welcome guest;sweet refreshment here below.MeditationThe gift of Piety begets in our hearts ... discuss

In labore requies,in aestu temperies,in fletu solacium.In our labor, rest most sweet;grateful coolness in the heat;solace in the midst of woe.MeditationBy the gift of Fortitude, the soul is strengthen ... discuss

O lux beatissima,reple cordis intimatuorum fidelium.O most blessed Light divine,shine within these hearts of thine,and our inmost being fill!MeditationThe gift of Knowledge enables the soul to evaluat ... discuss

Today, Catholics of the Western tradition celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart.Outside of devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary, there is none more popular or more identified with the traditional pi ... discuss

This is a teen study Bible. It's the New King James version translation. Larry and Sue Richards have written the features. This Bible starts out with the Apostles' Creed, the Table of Contents, and ... discuss

  Business owned by man with Down syndrome featured on No. 95 NASCAR  Carole Novielli   A young businessman from Sanger, Texas, who has Down syndrome will have his snow cone ... discuss

(From the archives: When I first wrote this, Anne-with-an-e was 12, Betsy was 10, and Ramona was 4.) ~~~~~I got to thinking about something last night, just after I settled a dispute between Anne ... discuss

Ramona, when she was three. (I originally posted this three years ago): I have a confession: I don't read much about homeschooling anymore.Not because there aren't a million inspirational, wise, ... discuss

Hello everyone!Sorry for the lack of updates but with the start of classes and a week-long virus (I spent almost all of last week in bed), I really didn't do much. Thankfully, I was able to complete a ... discuss

If you're following me on social media then you might've already seen me asking for prayers over the weekend. I had a lovely week -- made lovelier by good news from the doctor -- but things started to ... discuss

Released late last year, Robert Cardinal Sarah’s book God or Nothing relates the story of his upbringing in very humble circumstances, his education and formation, and his tenure in a very dangerous ... discuss

Thank you for your prayers during our mission to Tanzania the last two weeks. It was a blessed and productive time with our partners and new friends, though it is good to be home. As we were completin ... discuss

There is an African proverb that goes, “Educate a boy and you educate a person; educate a girl and you educate a village.” The proverb could go further: “Educate a seminarian and you educat ... discuss

I’m in Nashville this weekend to meet some supporters of HLI and give a brief presentation for the Trail Life USA convention. I accompanied HLI board chairman Stuart Nolan, Jr., who also serves on t ... discuss

Wednesday after work (6/21/2016) I had a routine appointment located at a medical clinic on Maple Avenue in Everett. Approaching the driveway, I noticed a man who I presumed was homeless, ru ... discuss

Relief from the Arch of TitusQuestion: "What’s going on with the she-bears Elisha called up when he cursed the 42 “youths” (more likely young adults) in 2 Kings 2:23-25? Why was it two she-bears ... discuss

Question: "I have heard some claim that Orthodoxy does not approve of self defense or firearms specifically, specifically attacking the "take your purse and buy" a sword verse from Luke that is often ... discuss

One doesn't usually look to Orthodox Jewish sources for guidance on the kind of English that is best suited for worship, but years ago I stumbled across some very telling comments in the preface to th ... discuss

The Prophet Nathan confronts King David with his sin.Question: "I have often been perplexed by the last two sentences of Psalm 50. Is this thought to me a Messianic psalm? If so, I find difficulty in ... discuss

I find myself in the curious cultural position of being an external processor. I think out loud and I learn by considering other viewpoints and talking through ideas. I sometimes put ideas out in the ... discuss

Today I was looking up Blessings and Benedictions in the New Testament, and came across this nice list.  We often hear these words in the liturgy, but don't know exactly the source.  This si ... discuss

In 2005 a team of Christians traveled to Israel to join the Jewish people at the Western Wall of the Temple Mount to pray for eight hours each day for that entire year asking G-d to make peace in Jeru ... discuss

One of the great joys of blogging is receiving feedback from those who read what I write. Every week or two I like to collect some of the letters to the editor that I receive and share them he ... discuss

This sponsored post was provided by Ligonier Ministries. One of the deepest ongoing concerns Martin Luther had as a pastor was to liberate his congregation from the chains of superstition. ... discuss

God is good to give us pastors. The very fact that God calls certain men to “care for the church of God” (Acts 20:28) proves that the church is in need of care. God gives us pastors becaus ... discuss

In 1990, I was a single, twenty seven year old woman working with Latin American immigrants on Long Island. I was also learning Spanish, and  I thought of going to a Spanish school in Antigua GAf ... discuss

Jesus' attitude is striking: we do not hear the words of scorn, we do not hear words of condemnation, but only words of love, of mercy, which are an invitation to conversation. "Neither do I condemn y ... discuss

SourceI, for the most part, no longer read "catholic" blogs and websites.  Far too many "catholic" blogs are filled with self-righteous hatred, anger, vitriol and condemnation of anyone who does ... discuss

On October 31, we celebrate the eve of All Saints. Pope Sixtus IV in 1484 established November 1, the feast of All Saints, as a holy day of obligation and gave it both a vigil (known today as "All Hal ... discuss

What is true in Spain, is also possible in Italy. A priest of the Archdiocese of Palermo, where Pope Francis recently appointed a "Bergoglianist" as archbishop, has "blessed" a lesbian couple. "I ho ... discuss

This article originally appeared on March 11, 2014. The astounding popularity of J.R.R. Tolkien and his writings–magnified many times over by the success of the “Lord of the Rings” films–has e ... discuss

9 October, Old Testament The Lord called the Patriarch Abraham (first known as Abram) to become the father of a great nation (Genesis 12). At age 75, in obedience to God's command, he, his wife Sarai ... discuss

18 October, New Testament Saint Luke the Evangelist was a physician (Colossians 4:14) and a companion of St. Paul on some of his missionary journeys (see Acts 16:10ff; 20:5ff; 27-28). Material found ... discuss




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