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Elizabeth Ann Seton Pray for Newtown Connecticut

December 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Anonymous, Events, Saints and Blesseds

Elizabeth Ann Seton Patron saint of children tragically lost, pray for Newtown Connecticut and for us! Elizabeth Ann Seton Elizabeth Ann Seton was the foundress and first superior of the Sisters of Charity in the United States and founded the first parochial school in the US.  She was born Elizabeth Ann Bayley in New York City, on August 28th, 1774, two years before the signing of the Declaration... Read More

St Lucy – Pray for us

December 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Advent, Anonymous, Liturgy, Praying Through Art, Seasonal

St Lucy Burial   St. Lucy — Pray for Us! Memorial of Saint Lucy Saint Lucy was a young woman who lived from 283-304 in Italy. She was born in Sicily of a noble Greek family and was raised Christian by her mother, who was cured at the shrine of St Agatha in Catania, on the Eastern coast of Sicily. Lucy was very devout and vowed virginity at an early age and gave her wealth away to the poor.... Read More

Veni Veni Emmanuel – Advent Music Video by Libera

December 1, 2012 by  
Filed under Advent, Anonymous, Seasonal Meditations, Videos

 Veni Veni Emmanuel: Veni Veni Emmanuel: A video, with Latin subtitles, of the stirring music of the hymn O Come, O Come Emmanuel, which is a metrical paraphrase of the O Antiphons.  The first letters of the Antiphons are an acrostic which, in reverse, spell the Latin “Ero cras”, which means “Tomorrow, I Will Be There” or “Tomorrow, I Will Come.”  The “O... Read More

How can I better prepare for Lent?

February 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Anonymous, Lent

Can you help me better understand how I should approach the Lenten season? I always seem to find myself in the season without any preparation and then make a knee jerk commitment that I rarely follow through with. Anyway, I am a bit ahead of the game this year but would be grateful if you could help me improve my participation in this important time. It’s admirable that you want to live the season... Read More

I am undone

November 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Anonymous, Meditations

I am undone. I stand before Him naked. I bring nothing but need. He is faithful. I am undone. He will care for me. I am a child. I am undone. I bring nothing. He is everything. In Him I am what he desires me to be. In Him I will have the strength to do whatever He calls me to. I can do nothing by my own power. I will do everything He asks by the ability He gives. I am undone. It is glorious and painful... Read More

How do the suffering pray?

October 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Prayer, Suffering

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This morning I woke up after eight hours of sleep feeling like I hadn’t slept at all. My head was heavy with pain, my body aching and complaining. I inched my way out of bed, took my mound of medication, and went to pray. As I began my time of meditation, the pain in my head continually called to me, “Pay attention to me, I hurt.” “Jesus” I whispered. “Pay attention... Read More

Sleep eludes me…

September 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Anonymous, Suffering

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Sleep Eludes Me Sleep Eludes Me Sleep eludes me Night encompasses me without rest Oh the glorious day when I can peacefully rest in His arms + Prose from Anonymous relates the suffering of not being able to sleep, the suffering of insomnia and restlessness and a seemingly endless night.  And, how much one looks forward to the day when they can rest in God … even though it will be endless day! Art:... Read More

A prayer of surrender

June 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Anonymous, God's Will, Prayers

Prayer of Surrender Loving Father, I surrender to you today with all my heart and soul. Please come into my heart in a deeper way. I say, “Yes” to you today. I open all the secret places of my heart to you and say, “Come on in.” Jesus, you are the Lord of my whole life. I believe in you and receive you as my Lord and Savior. I hold nothing back. Holy Spirit, bring me to a deeper conversion... Read More

Help me to stay with you…

May 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Theophilus

Help me to Stay with You … Stay with You … “Stay with me Lord.” Should that be my fervent cry? It’s not, but I am not ashamed. I don’t yearn for your presence, because I am already painfully aware that you are here. My cry is, “I beg you Lord, help me to stay with you!” You are present and I am distracted. You are everything to me, yet I treat you... Read More

Draw me into your fire

May 11, 2011 by  
Filed under Theophilus

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Draw me Into Your Fire Lord I do love you. I want desperately to have my dull heart burn with passion for you. I don’t want to offer you dim praise or faint commitment. I want to give all I am to you. In you I will find the end of all that I was designed to be. In you I can worship you as you deserve and love others as the true image bearers of God. My love is selfish and weak. Draw me into your... Read More

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