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Amen, and Amen. (Psalm 72:19)
Patron Saint of Hope and Impossible Causes
As we honor Saint Jude the Apostle, I'm reminiscing about last year's Cursillo Women's Weekend. I was on Prayer Team, and spent much of the three days praying in the chapel.
I had been keeping a prayer journal up to and throughout the weekend. There is much I could write about the Cursillo Weekend.
But if nothing else, one incident stands out that I'll never forget...
THERE BUT FOR
THE GRACE OF GOD
the grace of God... Sometimes we are blessed, and sometimes
we're called to be a blessing to others
January 1. Another year over, a new one just begun.
I don't know what it is about New Years that prompts so many people to
reflect on the past year and anticipate better days ahead in the new one...
"What does it profit, my brethren, if a man
says he has faith but has not works?" (James
As Christians, we are called into action with Jesus'
command that we love one another. Mother Teresa is the perfect example. She
served the poor and forgotten with a tender compassion and humility.READ
You may think, "Mother Teresa was an extraordinary
person. She was a nun, and she chose
the life of service as a vocation." You might also think, "But that's not me! What can I do?"
ALL PRO-LIFERS RELIGIOUS?
My position on the
sanctity of human life is not simply grounded in my Christian faith.
I believe that the issue can be resolved based on the scientific facts,
and I'm not alone. There are
millions of people who agree with me... READ
OF JULY, 2017
AMERICA - GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE
This July 4th, let
us lift up our nation in prayer. May the Lord bless our country... READ
for a little inspiration? MarianneJOY original photographs designed to inspire and
give hope... SEE MORE...
Glorious late day sun
(backyard), July 25, 2016
OF THE COVENANT
is it about rainbows that fascinate us? When
it rains, I tend to look to see if the sun is shining elsewhere in the sky, on
the lookout for a rainbow. When I
saw the double rainbow the other day, it got me to thinking...
open letter to the anonymous Good Samaritan who visited me...
friend, I was stunned and overwhelmed by your act of love and charity.
Things like this just don't happen to me... and yet, it just
hope one day you will tell me who you are, so I can properly thank you.
I pray that you will obtain a
miraculous blessing and that one day, you will tell me about it!
I feel so blessed to be the recipient of your loving spirit and
generous heart. I hope you
feel my arms reaching out to hug you!
my dear friend, I proclaim that THROUGH YOU, the glory of God has been
and God's blessings,
WHY DO THE
said he was raised as a Catholic, but he doesn't believe in God. It turns out,
he watched his younger brother die after a painful, losing battle with an
illness. "How could God let my brother suffer and die?" he asked.
with Our Lady
showed her the picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Rose gasped with surprise when she saw the picture....
begin every morning in prayer, and the day started out the same as all others.
I pour myself a cup of coffee and settle into my prayer spot.
I peer out the front window, and I see the cross in the woods across the
street. There's a crucifix on the
wall straight in front of me. When I
looked up that morning, I noticed a thin beam of light on the wall, pointing at
an angle toward the crucifix. I see
a lot of things in and around my home, but in three years, I had never seen a
light like this before. Besides, how
did the light point upward? READ
EUCHARISTIC MIRACLE... IN NYC!
there was Lanciano. Then there was Buenos
Ares. And now, New York City?!?!READ
Christmas Day, 2011, Mare Hare was praying before the Blessed Sacrament in
adoration. Alone in the church, she
heard a voice tell her to take a picture of the monstrance.
It is my daily prayer that God
will protect ALL human life. From
conception to the grave: the unborn to the elderly.
And in between.
The sick, the homeless, the poor,
and ALL children, especially... READ
YOU JUST DON'T
KNOW WHOSE LIFE YOU WILL SAVE
TAKE THE POLL! SHOULD NJ OK
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