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Most Holy Trinity Sunday


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In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Its been a very busy few days for me. My husband graduated from College with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, and his celebration was on the same day of our children’s last day of school, on this past Friday. Yesterday morning, I woke early and drove to meet my sister in Las Vegas, who was helping my niece move.

I made the drive to Vegas, to see my sister and pick up a box of very old photos and mementos from our family.  Photos of my parents and other relatives my children have never met. Its a way for me to show them the many souls that have helped to create our “family”.  The six hour drive from San Diego, on Saturday morning, was full of prayer and reflection on our Lord. Not anything near as beautiful as this morning has been, in the celebration of Holy Mass for the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity.

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My sister and I had planned on attending the 11:00 AM Holy Mass at Guardian Angles Cathedral in Las Vegas, but as plans often change, I was awake a little after five-thirty this morning and we were able to attend the 8:00 AM Holy Mass.  It was easy to find the Cathedral and when we pulled out front and parked, we had arrived about an hour early.

I contemplated the design of the Church and the mosaic on the front. (Photo above at the top of the post). The message is very clear although the art itself, modern as it is,  isn’t exactly what sparks in me.  As we entered the Cathedral, as I normally do, my eyes sought our Lord in the Tabernacle. He wasn’t behind the Altar. So we looked deeper and my heart lead us to a small room off to the left of the Altar.

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We prayed in front of our Lord until Mass was about to begin. In contemplation, I struggled with the design and the things that didn’t register with me. I tried to focus on the Glorious Mysteries of the Holy Rosary. Still with reverence to our Lord and the Truth of His presence here.  As we finished praying, we went to see the little gift shop in the back of the Cathedral, which contained many beautiful religious things.

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As Holy Mass was about to start, we took our place inside once again, and I began to pray. Holy Mass in this place, was so beautiful, It changed my entire outlook of what I thought wasn’t appeasing to my eyes. At the very moment of Transubstantiation,  our Lord’s presence on the Altar, I heard in my heart, “Look through”.  The eyes in my heart began to see what He was saying to me. The entire Cathedral was full of the symbolism of the Most Holy Trinity. The TRIANGLE. Looking beyond the art that didn’t speak in me, I could see very clearly what our Lord in the Eucharist was saying and showing me. The inner beauty of this place being the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. All present.

 

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As Holy Mass ended, I left this beautiful Cathedral in the heart of “Sin City”, in His peace, knowing the Triumph of our Lord with fresh eyes, in the Most Holy Trinity.

The above photo of the stained glass window can be found at the link below. Its called:

Freedom and Obedience – Freedom and Love
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Guardian Angel Cathedral Link for the art

The photo at the beginning of this post was taken by my sister, the others were taken from other public sites on the internet. 

If you find yourself in “Sin City”, I highly suggest a visit to Holy Mass. Often.

Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning,
is now,
and ever shall be,
world without end.

Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

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His Transfiguration


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“While he was still speaking, behold,
a bright cloud cast a shadow over them,
then from the cloud came a voice that said,
“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased;
listen to him.”

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“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased;
listen to him.”

 

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“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased;
listen to him.”

I hear you Lord

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Fools Gold


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“Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.”

While a man relishes in the fleeting glory of a Cubs win, or a Trump victory, he must always keep in mind that all that glitters is not gold, and this worldly “glory” is but fleeting to the Glory of our Lord Jesus Christ, which never fades nor the relishing in, come to demise simply at the next world series or presidential election, but is forever eternal.

If we seek the Eternal Glory of our Lord, we must never be content in the “consolation prizes” but simply in our Lords own consolation, that in this life, we come to know, through His Word and His promise to those who endure until the very end.

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Absolute Joy Of Christ


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“You will show me the path to life,
abounding joy in your presence,
the delights at your right hand forever.” Psalm 16:11

I love serving the homeless. I have been very close in many ways to walking in their shoes. I don’t have much to give, but what I have, I have no problem giving to those who have less than I do. Its said in this world that “the one with the most toys wins”. I couldn’t disagree more with this worldly statement. I know for a fact that the less attachment to the things in this world you have , the more peace in Christ you attain.

Yesterday as I was walking to Our Lady of the Rosary Church in San Diego, I noticed a man laying on the ground. As I got closer, without even thinking about it, I looked through my purse and found a few dollars. He was sleeping and the more looked at his face the more I seen our Lord. I couldn’t believe how much he reminded me of our Lord.

I tucked the money I had into his jacket and he never knew it. I continued on to our Lady of the Rosary, purchased a few things I needed, along with a few St. Nicholas Holy Cards. On my way back, I noticed I still had two dollars in my purse. The man was still laying on the ground and I tucked two more dollars into his coat with a St. Nicholas Holy Card.

He never knew I was there and the joy this brought to me is growing. Glory, praise and honor to our Lord. I LOVE serving Him in this way. All I can do, I can do for Him. ALl I have to give, I can give for Him. Please pray for this man and all our homeless brothers and sisters.

The prayer on the holy card I tucked into his jacket read:

God, Our Father, we pray that through Your intercession of St. Nicholas, you will protect our children. Keep them safe from harm and help them grow and become worthy in Your sight. Give them strength to keep their Faith in You; and to keep alive their joy in your creation. Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen

St. Nicholas, Patron of Children, pray for us. All Saints of our Lord, pray for us. Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us all

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Music Of God


OLG MUSIC NOTES

Music Found on Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Mantle

Merry Christmas

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On Earth As It Is In Heaven


Ever wonder why people are placed in your life that you know had a reason behind it?

In Matthew 6:10 “your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Our Lord is teaching us how to pray to God the Father. When I ponder this, the first thought is, what is Heaven and who is there and what are they doing? Many have the false idea that they will be surrounded by their friends and it would be a party atmosphere of drinking and good times, never taking into account, God is there and we are there for Him. Not to party with our friends. Much in the same way life is to be. I’m not trying to say you should not have good times here or that it isn’t good times there, but rather, if God is not part of your daily life here on earth, or in your idea of heaven, and it is all about Him, chances are your in the wrong place here on earth. “”no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him.”

Matthew 18:3: and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven

Heaven is home. Who is at home? God of course, but also all the souls who have done His will. In the Church, the title of Saint refers to a person who has been formally canonized or officially recognized by the Catholic Church, and is therefore believed to be in Heaven. Sometimes the word “saint” is used to refer to Christians still sojourning here on earth. We immediately think that when a loved one dies, they definitely go straight to heaven. We can’t say that with 100% certainty. We don’t know what was in their heart. And by being in this way, we are in fact judging that soul and we are called not to do that, even though it is in a good way or for the better. We are still making a judgement that only God can make. We HOPE they are in heaven. This is why we NEVER stop praying for them. Just as the Saints never stop praying. Saints do not have power of their own, but only that granted by God. No, I do not worship the Saints, I honor them. Much in the way anyone might reflect on a relative that has passed away and casually said after a death, for example, “Oh mom, I miss you, I love you, send me some help to get through this loss”, your asking for spiritual help. This is what I do in prayer to the Saints who have gone home to our Lord. In Revelation 5:8 “And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s people.”. The Saints are interceding for us. They are presenting our petitions, or prayers to God on our behalf. When this takes place, be it God’s will, they are answered, therefor giving the person on earth, the grace to carry out the task asked with God’s approval, because He so willed it. We pray, they pray, God answers. This is why prayer is so important.

First let me comment on God’s Will. What is God’s Will in heaven? What is God’s will on earth? One in the same. To be surrounded by His children back at home, with Him in love for eternity. From the Caticisim of the Catholic Church – 1023 Those who die in God’s grace and friendship and are perfectly purified live for ever with Christ. They are like God for ever, for they “see him as he is,” face to face
Seeing as we are exiles, and not perfect, we can only see Him now, face to face in our neighbors faces and the grace He grants to do His will.

When a prayer is answered by God, many “behind the scenes” events tend to take place. Grace comes in many forms. An action on the part of the person seeking intercession from God, due to an action be it from another person or themselves, places them into a situation needing Gods help. When the person seeks the help of God, a request via prayer is made. Either by the person that caused the condition, or the person who is effected by the condition, or who has witnessed the condition. Sometimes, it can be totally random, meaning, a person who has no idea of the condition taking place to another, but prays to God for help to those in that condition or state of being. Either way, the first prayer is made. The second part of the prayer comes in the form of the Saints hearing the cry’s for help from the “Church Militant”. Knowing that God the Father, can not look upon sin and we are a sinful people, the Saints in Heaven bring the petitions before our Lord, where God’s will is granted, or denied. We here in exile, then can see our prayers being answered in how we live and in the choices we make to either listen to Gods voice, or ignore it. By choosing to love God or love the world. When we see the hungry, do we feed them or do we mock them. When we see the homeless, to we house them or do we ignore them. When our neighbor needs help, do we help them or do we talk about them? When we see everything around us and act on God’s grace to do what is right and just, because we love Him, we are doing His will.

“Lord, let me never be parted from you.”

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Amen

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Thoughts Of Our Holy Mother


I am overwhelmed by the thought of our Holy Mother, not only at the foot of her Son’s cross, but knowing about the scourging taking place. Seeing Him carry that heavy cross. Knowing He was on the route to death, before the revelation of the Glory.

My God, did I do this to my son, simply by saying yes.

I assume she could not know of the events, even being asked beforehand by the Archangel Gabriel, until seconds after they were taking place. As she kept everything in her heart. I can only see the burden of her yes, resting so heavenly on her Immaculate heart, that it could only want to break.

Sister Lisa has a WONDERFUL post over at her blog, that should be read and pondered. Passion of Christ and Mary’s Role

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