Monthly Archives: December 2015

2016 New Year Of Mercy

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Tomorrow marks the 49th year I have been a child of God, but i never understood it, nor even remembered for most of my life that I actually am, a child of God. I was baptized on January 1, 1967. Just three weeks after I was born.

In all the years that have passed, the trials, tribulations, joys and sorrows, tears and laughter, this morning, it dawned on me in a beautiful way. I have spent most of my life painstakingly looking for “something”. This morning, our Lord allowed me to understand, what I had been looking for, was never gone. It was Him.

We spend more time looking for Him, or better yet, what we “assume” to be Him, rather then accepting Him. We spend more time trying to find Him rather than trying to find out where our relationship is with Him. He is always here. He is constantly waiting for us as we constantly run away from Him.

In this new year, I pray for souls to stay put. To accept our Lord as He is, therefore accepting who we are. I pray that more souls pick up the gifts He has given to us through the Holy Spirit and use them. I pray souls begin a prayer life pleasing to our Lord. I pray more souls do the will of Abba Father, and love and serve our Lord more deeply in one another.

May our Lord Jesus Christ, be with us always, bless us in this new year and may we all use the grace He has given to us all, for the greater glory of God and not self.

Blessed, healthy and joyful New Year to all. Prayers for all to take our Lord up on this beautiful Year of Mercy and do what He has created us to do. Amen

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Slaughter Of The Innocence

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This morning, as I sat with my family, I started to feel a bit ill. The longer I sat, the more ill I became. The nausea I began to feel slightly, became intense. I needed to separate myself before I became violently ill realizing, truly, for the first time, just how sick I was. I walked into my room and closed the door and sat at the edge of my bed for a moment. I reached out for the photo I have of our Lord in the Eucharist next to my bed from my husband and I’s wedding, along with grabbing  a rosary. Laying down, I began to pray, placing our Lords photo on my chest.

I had a vision of a beautiful wheat field, planted and thriving next to a range of Mountains. It was spectacular.

As I entered into prayer of the Resurrection of our Lord, I was taken back to Christmas Eve and the Word Made Flesh.  What came before my eyes, was the same Christ Child born, was now raising from the dead in the hands of the Priest on the Altar. What was simply harvested wheat and grapes, sacrificed at human hands, no longer in the world as such, were now alive again, in the Resurrected Body of our Lord from the tomb of death, to Life. Living Flesh and Blood.

As I continued on in prayer, so also, did the vision. I seen a Magnificent Chalice, surrounded by Glorious light and our Lord in the Eucharist, was a small Child conceived in the womb which was actually the Host. Raised in glorious spender on the Altar. My thoughts were taken to the Slaughter Of The Innocence, which continues today. As each grain of Wheat representing once a Child in the Womb, is cut down before the Harvest on a day our Lord only knows. Before the full manifestation in the world. We are created in the image of God. As our Lord Christ, was also, Innocent and slaughtered, overcoming.

I finished praying the Glorious Mysteries, and knew I had to write this down. As I lay in bed, and wait in prayer, the nausea has passed, my color is returning and find myself in peace once again. As I ponder the unknown illness and how it is effecting me, I can only assume that the evil one has failed again, thanks to the Rosary of Mama Mary and our Lord.

I pray on this feast day of the Holy Family, that we no longer, in any way, support the Slaughter of the Innocence, through abortion, euthanasia or any means not by the hands of our Lord Himself.

Praise, glory and honor to  our Lord Jesus Christ, now and forever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Feast Of The Holy Family

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“Be subject to one another
out of reverence for Christ”
(Ephesians 5:21)

Today is the feast of the Holy Family. Although my family is not “perfect”, it is one that our Lord has placed me into, to work for Him, under all circumstances, no matter how hard, as He is the true head of the Family, through the Sacrament of Marriage.

From this mornings Feast of the Holy Family – December 27, 2015 from Vatican Radio

Life Messages: 1) We need to learn lessons from the Holy Family: The Church today, encourages us to look to the Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph for inspiration, example and encouragement. They were a model family in which both parents worked hard, helped each other, understood and accepted each other, and took good care of their Child so that He might grow up not only in human knowledge but also as a Child of God. Jesus brought holiness to the family of Joseph and Mary as Jesus brings us holiness by embracing us in His family.

2) Marriage: a Sacrament of holiness. The Feast of the Holy Family reminds us that, as the basic unit of the universal Church, each family is called to holiness. In fact, Jesus Christ has instituted two Sacraments in His Church to make society holy – the Sacrament of priesthood and the Sacrament of marriage. Through the Sacrament of marriage, Jesus sanctifies not only the spouses but also the entire family. The husband and wife attain holiness when they discharge their duties faithfully, trusting in God, and drawing on the presence and power of the Holy Spirit through personal and family prayer, meditative reading of the Bible, and devout participation in Holy Mass.

3) We need to make the family a confessional rather than a courtroom. A senior Judge of the Supreme Court congratulated the bride and groom in a marriage with a pertinent piece of advice: “See that you never convert your family into a courtroom; instead let it be a confessional. If the husband and wife start arguing like attorneys in an attempt to justify their behavior, their family becomes a court of law and nobody wins. On the other hand, if the husband and the wife — as in a confessional — are ready to admit their faults and try to correct them, the family becomes a heavenly one.”

4) Let us extend the boundaries of our family: The homeless man or woman today in the streets of big cities, fighting the vagaries of weather, is part of our family. The drug addict in a den, or living in fear and aloneness this day, is member of our family. The sick person, dying, alone, dirty and maybe even obnoxious, is a member of our family. The person sitting in the prison cell for whatever reason is also a child of God, and as such, according to St. John, is a member of our family. All these, as well as the cherished intimate members of our family, are “family valuables,” and, as such, are worthy of safekeeping and reverence.

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Word Made Flesh

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While at Holy Mass last night, before it began, I was focused on the Tabernacle. My thoughts drifted to Bethlehem. The table this Tabernacle sat on became a donkey. The Tabernacle became our Holy Mother Mary, and as Holy Mass began and moved into the Consecration, our Lord was born. We can never forget that first Christmas Miracle, of our Lord becoming Flesh, is taking place at every Holy Mass, through all time and space, dwelling among us.

“Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” 

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas 2015 – God With Us

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Merry Christmas –

May we always recount the beauty of the Word made Flesh, Jesus Christ and celebrate with Him for all eternity with that same joy our Holy Mother Mary had at the moment she first seen Him at His birth along with the same Love she had in her heart for Him, the moment she said yes to Abba Father, through the Angel Gabriel’s message. Knowing, He is always with us.

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Hope! Peace! Joy! Love, for all eternity in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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Thank you Lord. Thank you Mama Mary. I love you too.

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Christmas Eve 2015

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Artwork by William Kurelek

From Divine Office:

“Today you will know the Lord is coming, and in the morning you will see his glory.”

Isaiah 11:1-3a

A shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse,
and from his roots a bud shall blossom.
The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him:
a spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
A spirit of counsel and of strength,
a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the Lord,
and his delight shall be the fear of the Lord

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O Emmanuel

Isaiah Writes of Christ's Birth

December 23

O Emmanuel, our King and Giver of Law:
come to save us, Lord our God!

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