Meditations on the Psalms!: For Every Day of the Year

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Edition: current; Page: [30] Again, how he was not fickle and capricious, but loved to continue both in the same places and businesses; and how after his violent fits of the headach, he returned fresh and vigorous to his wonted affairs. But, far from retracting what he had done, on the contrary he confirmed it, for he saw too plainly that the finger of God was in the matter. For example: it should do so before its prayer, before its saying or hearing Mass, and before communicating; because the darkness of our own spirit, and the malice of our own will and operation, if we follow them, however good they may appear to us, will put an obstacle to the spirit of Mary.

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Cosmic Moments: Inspiring Reminders of Your Eternal Nature

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This health care plan will get worse because thirty million new patients will have a hard time finding a doctor. Listen to the cry of anguish that was heard in the garden of Olives: “My soul is sorrowful even unto death” (Matthew 26:38). God wicks tears away, so their repetitious flow won’t carve permanent grooves into us. What we ascribe to fortune, happens not without a presiding nature, nor without a connexion and intertexture with the things ordered by providence.

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Moments Bright and Shining : Three Hundred and Sixty-Five

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THE LORD REMINDS US THAT ALTHOUGH WE MAY LIVE IN THE WORLD, WE MUST NOT TAKE PART IN THE WORLDLY SPIRIT THAT DRAGS ONE TO SIN. “We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.†We are not alone in the struggle, with Saint Paul let us also say: I LOVE YOU, YOU ARE THE APPLE OF MY EYE. For the attainment of Samadhi or union with the Divine, the practice of Yama and Niyama is an indispensable necessity.

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Good Morning, Lord : Meditations for Modern Marrieds

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Oh, ay, Conrade of Montserrat,---who knows not the popinjay? LOUIS-MARIE DE MONTFORT writes: The devils as they were being exorcized from a possessed man, cried out: "The Mother of Jesus Christ is all-powerful and she can save her servants from falling into Hell. Fear not this coming time for My angels will protect you and give you daily Communion. Therefore, little children, make good use of this time and through meeting with God in confession, leave sin and decide for holiness.

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Proverbs and Epigrams: Brief Ideas with Great Power

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I too often assume that I am the only one who bears a cross, or that my cross is larger and heavier than any others. So our body represents the totality of our being, not just our physical bodies but our heart, soul, mind and strength... But he suppressed his emotion, recollecting how easily an incident so indifferent might have happened, and that it was only the uniform, monotony of the movement of the choristers, which made the incident in the slightest degree remarkable.

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Jesus and the Practice of the Golden Rule

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Even with white hair and a frail body, she never seemed old enough to die. Conscious of my own unworthiness and inconstancy, I desire to offer everything through thy maternal hands, and with childlike trust in thy loving care, I look to thee to assist me in the fulfillment of my resolutions. But as you know by now, all this is a piece of junk and can be taken from you when you expect it the least. These are the ancient sacred law-codes of the Hindus dealing with the Sanatana-Varnasrama-Dharma.

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The Humility of God

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It is between Mary, His worthy Mother, and the devil—between the children and the servants of the Blessed Virgin and the children and instruments of Lucifer. Let us be generous with our time in going to meet Him in adoration and in contemplation that is full of faith. [66] And in Ecclesia de Eucharistia John Paul II stated: The worship of the Eucharist outside of the Mass is of inestimable value for the life of the Church.... When a person is at his wits’ end, it no longer seems to be a cowardly thing to pray; in fact, it is the only way he can get in touch with the truth and the reality of God Himself.

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Lakota Way: Stories & Lessons for Living

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Every time you go there you end up buying things you don’t really need. Acts 2:4, “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” When the people who were present, when this happened, began to question what was happening, Peter stood up and denied any personal power, and referred them to the prophecy of Joel (Acts 2:16-17). Disease, langour, doubt, carelessness, laziness, worldliness, erroneous perception, failure to attain concentration and instability in it when attained, are the main obstacles to concentration.

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My Utmost for His Highest: Vest Pocket Ed.

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Throughout the middle ages many forms of populuar piety gradually emerged or developed. Divine Redeemer of souls, look how great is the multitude of those who still sleep in the darkness of error. The Maryada souls are generated from the Vak or the Word of God. He first becomes ether, and then air, and then smoke, and then mist, then cloud, and then falls upon the earth as rain-drops. They find much to say against the practices of devotion, in which her good children and servants faithfully employ themselves in order to gain her affection, because they do not think that devotion necessary to salvation; and they consider, that provided they do not hate our Lady formally, or: openly despise her devotion, it is enough.

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Becoming: A Master's Manual (Becoming series)

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In the light of the foregoing, it would seem that the formation of both clergy and laity affords a means of resolving many of the reasons underlying the imbalances between the Liturgy and popular piety. I have been treated unfairly by those who could have used their power for better purposes. There are times when we do know what God’s purpose is; whether we will let the vision be turned into actual character depends upon us, not upon God.

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