Tag Archives: prayer

When “not everyone who [‘prays’] shall enter the kingdom of heaven…”

+ J.M.J. Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Let us come with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and may find grace in seasonable aid…[for] in [Her] is all grace of the way and of the truth, … Continue reading

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Intimate Friendship with the “Catholic God”

+ J.M.J. Feast of St. Simon Stock Confessor of Our Order The friendship of this world is the enemy of God. (Jas. 4.4) How could the boy Simon Stock, at such a young, tender age of 12 leave his family … Continue reading

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“De Spiritu Sancto est!”

+ J.M.J. Feast of St. Joseph Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Confessor …That which is conceived… is of the Holy Ghost (from today’s Holy Gospel, Mt. 1.18-21) “We don’t understand it,” says the readily posed common objection by the … Continue reading

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Christian Prayer – “[Asks] Such Things As PLEASE GOD” (II)

+ J.M.J. Feast of St. James, “the Greater” Apostle Send forth Thy light and Thy truth… (Ps. 42.3- DRV) In our previous post, “Christian Prayer… (I)“, God hath sent His mercy (Ps. 56.4) for evils without number have surrounded us (Ps. 39.12). In our … Continue reading

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The “Rule” of Our Lady and the Scapular Confraternity – IX

+ J.M.J. Ninth and Last Day of Novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel “Keep watch in prayers…” (Incline your ears to the words of My mouth.) – According to St. Alphonsus Mary Liguori, a great Doctor of … Continue reading

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“Gloria Olivae”

+ JMJ The Apparition of the Immaculate Conception in Lourdes, France (1858) “The Glory of the Olive.” Such was the title given to the last Roman Pontiff in the end-times period in “The Prophecies of St. Malachy” (while the last Roman Pontiff before the … Continue reading

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Flower of Carmel

+ JMJ Feast of the Solemn Commemoration of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mt. Carmel The Blessed Virgin is a Mother who clothes us with grace and takes our spiritual life under Her protection, in order to bring it … Continue reading

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The School of St. Joseph: Continual Adherence to the Divine Plan

+ JMJ Feast of the Solemnity of St. Joseph Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Confessor, Protector and Patron of the Teresian Reform of the Order of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel In the Church, each one of us has … Continue reading

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Teresian Carmel

+ JMJ Feast of our Holy Mother Teresa of Jesus (Teresa of Avila) Reformer of the Carmelite Order and Foundress of the Discalced Carmelites of the unmitigated Primitive Rule Zelo zelatus sum pro Domino Deo exercituum (With zeal have I been … Continue reading

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