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While in Adoration last night praying the rosary, I couldn’t help but start crying. While focusing on how our Lord has changed my life so drastically, changing me from a home wrecker to a home builder. Placing every sin I had committed my entire life in front of my face so I could see my own filth and allowing me the tools to clean up this life and change the path I was on through confession, Holy Mass and prayer, I looked at all the wonderful doors He opened for me and I knew in an instant, it’s much bigger than needing someone to change the Altar linens or taking care of the Adoration Chapel and ensuring the Legion of Mary is taken care of. All the beautiful and pure activates He filled my life with instead of hanging out at bars looking for Mr. this guy may be Right. I couldn’t hold back the tears thinking about His life and how He gave everything up for me not just so I could do these things. No way was it just about that. Rather it was for me to understand there is much more after this life. He has done so much for me, to prove to me He needs me, He wants me and He loves me. It’s much greater then this life and anything that fills it. I can only focus on how to empty myself for His love. Empty myself so He can fill me in order to live through me to reach every soul I come into contact with while I am still here. Some in big ways, some in little ways. Ensuring it is Him in every case.

After receiving our Lord at Mass this morning, I began to pray, and while my prayer was complete, the Priest began the final prayer of the Mass. I knew our Lord was there as the prayer I had recited in the quiet of my heart, was a reflection of the prayer the priest was saying to the entire church.

Withdraw your heart from the world before God takes your body from it.

— Blessed John of Avila

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Wake Up America


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Painting by artist Jon McNaughton. His website is www.JonMcNaughton.com

America has been chained to the Culture of Death and only God can remove the chains…

The sexualization of women and our children, homosexual marriage, abortion, adultery, divorce, pornography, prostitution, strip clubs, sexting by teens… All mortal sins.

All the social norms in America. Why? Because the moral compass of this nation is broken and the first thing you will hear is “Well? Not everyone believes in God”. I do. Why should I have to give up my rights because someone does not believe?. It’s not showing tolerance to back down from your faith in God because others do not believe. Its giving into sin and lack of faith in God. We sit and laugh when other nations call the US the Great Satan, but I ask you today to open your eyes and look arround you. Take an account of what is going on here… Look at the filth we are sitting in and tell me if we are one nation under God or if we are one nation gone under.

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My Valentine


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February 13, 2013 · 4:37 pm

Flesh From My Flesh


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The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” Genesis 2:23

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Yesterday just before receiving our Lord in Communion, "Bone from my bone, flesh from my flesh" came to mind. Is it good to think of Him in this way, as He is the New Adam and to understand He is the spouse of my soul? And I must love Him as He loves us in order to love my neighbor as He is asking of me? I have been pondering this since. We are called to return to our First Love. He is my First and my Last…

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“The Church Belongs to Christ”


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Today, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his last public mass as pope.

“What sustains and illuminates me is the certainty that the Church belongs to Christ, whose care and guidance will never be lacking” – Pope Benedict XVI

The Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI: A commentary by Fr. Barron

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Ash Wednesday 2013


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For all Catholics who feel this day is the most important day of the year omitting Easter, Christmas or every Sunday. For all who believe they have to receive the ashes at all cost but want no part of the Holy Mass, the blessings, or going to confession. Who want no part of repenting, or sacrifice. All you have to do is go into your yard, roll around in the dirt, get up and go to work. I will keep praying for you’re conversion of heart to return back to the Catholic Faith.

For all others, I will see you in the Eucharist and continue to pray for you’re strength to continue. May God have mercy on us all.

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Pope Benedict XVI


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Upon hearing the news this morning about Pope Benedict XVI, after the shock has settled quickly, I take to heart and understand our Holy Father has taken everything into account and has made his decision in the best interest of the entire Catholic Church. My personal words to him:

Your Holiness Pope Benedict XVI,

I love you and thank you for leading us through one of the most trying times in history. It is as if we have come to the juncture where the road once again become steep and another is needed for this part of the travel. The famine of faith in the world is raging in the golden years of your life. I take the words of our Lord seriously and trust in Him and your decision. “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” I keep you in my prayers and trust in the Holy Spirit to bring us another, not to fill your shoes, but rather to fill the shoes of our Lord and what He needs from us and what He is asking of us for now.

Most Holy Father I love you and thank you.

Full text of Pope’s declaration:

Dear Brothers,

I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance for the life of the Church. After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry. I am well aware that this ministry, due to its essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only with words and deeds, but no less with prayer and suffering. However, in today’s world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to govern the bark of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me. For this reason, and well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter, entrusted to me by the Cardinals on 19 April 2005, in such a way, that as from 28 February 2013, at 20:00 hours, the See of Rome, the See of Saint Peter, will be vacant and a Conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff will have to be convoked by those whose competence it is. Dear Brothers, I thank you most sincerely for all the love and work with which you have supported me in my ministry and I ask pardon for all my defects. And now, let us entrust the Holy Church to the care of Our Supreme Pastor, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and implore his holy Mother Mary, so that she may assist the Cardinal Fathers with her maternal solicitude, in electing a new Supreme Pontiff. With regard to myself, I wish to also devotedly serve the Holy Church of God in the future through a life dedicated to prayer.
From the Vatican, 10 February 2013
BENEDICTUS PP XVI

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