Tag Archives: Spiritual Life

No ‘Disneyworld’ with the Catholic God

+ J.M.J. Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ I have labored with crying… my eyes have failed, whilst I hope in my [Catholic] God… What great troubles hast Thou shown me, many and grievous; and … Continue reading

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“Double-minded”

+ J.M.J. Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Draw nigh to God and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners: and purify your hearts, ye double-minded (James 4.8) “O Lord… because the frailty of man without Thee cannot … Continue reading

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“By the finger of God…”

+ J.M.J. Thursday after Pentecost At that time Jesus, calling together the twelve Apostles, gave them power and authority over all devils… (from today’s Holy Gospel, Lk. 9.1-6). Yesterday (cf., our post “Seekest thou Me?“), Holy Church showed us the working … Continue reading

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“Time and Eternity”

+ JMJ The Circumcision of the Infant Jesus   “Time passes and does not return. God has assigned to each of us a definite time in which to fulfill His divine plan; we have only this time and shall have no … Continue reading

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Christian Splendor and Might

+ JMJ Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, Fair as the moon, bright as the sun, Terrible as an army set in battle array? (Canticle of Canticles 6.9) The above words … Continue reading

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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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The Christian Triumph in God’s Terms

+ JMJ Feast of Christ the King Giving thanks to God the Father, Who hath made us worthy to be partakers of the lot of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath … Continue reading

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The Measure of Loving God

+ JMJ Feast of St. Teresa of Jesus Virgin, Reformer of Carmel, a ‘Doctor’ of the Science of Divine Love, and our Mother “Make up your minds, my [children], that you came here [to our Reformed Carmel] to die for … Continue reading

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“Without Me, you can do nothing” (Jn. 15.5)

+ JMJ Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Great confidence in God and an acute awareness of human misery and insufficiency dominate the Liturgy of today’s Mass. These two Christian dispositions are closely connected, for it is the consciousness of our nothingness … Continue reading

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus

+ JMJ Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus After we have contemplated the Holy Eucharist on the Solemn Feast of “Corpus Christi”, a gift crowning all the the gifts of the love of Jesus for men, the Church … Continue reading

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