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The Lord Hears the Cry of the Poor, Blessed be the Lord!

December 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Advent, Anthony Lilles, Christmas, Poverty, Suffering

  The Lord Hears the Cry of the Poor, Blessed be the Lord! Contemplation of the mystery of Christmas, almost upon us, sees the Lord's attentiveness to the plight of the poor. He who came into our poverty, in silence and obscurity, also comes into the hidden plights of every man and woman. Though He seems powerless or even absent, His love is the gravity that holds together not only the world... Read More

Generosity

Generosity   Presence of God – Fill my heart with Your spirit of generosity, O Lord, so that I may know how to give myself wholly to Your service. MEDITATION Generosity is very similar to magnanimity but has a wider scope, including not only great things, but anything which concerns the service of God. It urges the soul to do all with the greatest devotion. Generosity is the virtue which teaches... Read More

Magnanimity

Magnanimity Presence of God – O Lord, give me a generous heart, capable of undertaking great things for You. MEDITATION Whoever aspires to sanctity should have a generous, magnanimous heart, which is not satisfied with doing little things for God, and tiny acts of virtue, but is eager to do great things and give great proofs of love. Just as there is no sanctity without heroic virtue, so it is impossible... Read More

The Widow’s Might: A Retreat Guide for Lent

February 19, 2015 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Lent, Retreat Guides

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THE WIDOW’S MIGHT: A RETREAT GUIDE FOR LENT The newest Retreat Guide from RC Spirituality, The Widow’s Might: A Retreat Guide for Lent, is now available at www.RCSpirituality.org . In the Book of Acts, St. Paul provides a quotation from Jesus that never appears in the four Gospels. Here is the passage: “…[K]eep in mind the words of the Lord Jesus who himself said, ‘It is more blessed to... Read More