Monthly Archives: November 2012

Christian Consecration and Dedication (II)

+ JMJ Feast of St. John of the Cross Our Father, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church “…. Later,” continues St. Francis de Sales, “Our Lord carries us and does in us works altogether performed [by Him], by which I … Continue reading

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Christian Dedication and Consecration (I)

+ JMJ Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple Draw me: we will run after Thee to the odor of Thy ointments. The King hath brought me into His storerooms: We will be glad and … Continue reading

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“A Grain of Mustard Seed”

+ JMJ Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field  (Mt. 13.31, from the Gospel of the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany) St. Jerome … Continue reading

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Decor Carmeli (The Beauty of Carmel)

+ JMJ Feast of All the Saints of the Order of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel “Graciously grant, O Almighty and Merciful God, that, by their example and merit in the practice of the yoke of Thy law and in living for Thee … Continue reading

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“On Impenitence”

+ JMJ Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost Lord, my daughter is even now dead (from today’s Gospel, Mt. 9.18-26) A sermon of St. Alphonsus Mary Liguori  How great is God’s goodness! how difficult it is to obtain pardon from a man … Continue reading

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“Credo in Sanctam Catholicam Ecclesiam:” The Mystery of the “Church” (II)

+ JMJ Feast of All Saints Christian Doctrinal Instruction: The “Church” The word ecclesia (church) means “a calling forth”. But writers afterward used it to signify a meeting or assembly, whether the people gathered together were members of a true … Continue reading

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