Daily Archives: August 12, 2013

No Self Made Man

xjesusheartill2Alfred Delp: A Self-surrender at the Heart of the World

I had to re-blog this from Father Peter Nguyen on Alfred Delp. Please read it in full at the above link.

“In the Kingdom of God there is no self-made man. An open heart receives the thoughts of God. An open ear receives his guidance. Life either comes to grip with the great Heart or nothing else. One must be capable of genuine decision and devotion”

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No Doubt In My Heart, It Is St. Michael the Archangel

car crash

EDIT TO ADD: Never mind: Although I am sure he helped to get the Priest where he needed to be at the perfect time:

Mystery Priest Who Showed Up at a Crash Scene Then Vanished Has Been Identified — and Here’s the Unlikely Way He Came Forward

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May God bless you always Rev. Patrick Dowling.

It’s STILL miraculous. To think for a second that our Lord didn’t have a hand in this Priest being right there at the perfect time, having the “tools” needed, advising the rescue workers that their tools would now work, the fact he became a priest in the first place and did our Lords will, is interesting and miraculous in itself. Glory STILL goes to God. I see our Lord’s hand in this no matter what anyone else sees.
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Everyone keeps speculating as to who the Mystery “Priest” was in regards to the story that broke a few days ago.
See here: Could “Mystery Priest” be a long-dead Benedictine Monk?

What everyone keeps missing is his words…

“your tools will work now.”

I can’t help but see St. Michael the Archangel at work. He is after all the patron of Firefighters, Police and rescue workers.

Angel priest in Missouri details emerge: Anointed crash victim and firefighters (Video)

In any case, thank you Lord for sending a Heavenly Host, to help all involved. May the glory be yours for all time.

From EWTN:

Glorious prince St. Michael,
chief and commander of the heavenly hosts,
guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits,
servant in the house of the Divine King
and our admirable conductor,
you who shine with excellence
and superhuman virtue deliver us from all evil,
who turn to you with confidence
and enable us by your gracious protection
to serve God more and more faithfully every day.

St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us

I pray to him all the time, for the protection of all our Lord’s first responders…

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