Sunday, May 03, 2020

When Moms Pry Together

When Moms pray together
The Holy Spirit's gifts abound
God's grace fills souls
Christ's peace reins

Mary inspired humble faithfulness is unperturbed
Angel Choirs surround 
Saint's intercession is roused
Hearts are filled with gratitude
Joy supplants fear
When Moms pray together

Sunday, April 05, 2020

Remember Peace

"Go placidly amid the noise and haste, 
and remember what peace there may be in silence." 
(Berlin, Germany)



Sunday, March 01, 2020

Deliver Me, Jesus

Litany of Humility written by Cardinal Del Val:
O Jesus, meek and humble of heart, hear me...
From the desire of being esteemed 
~ Deliver me Jesus
From the desire of being loved 
Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being extolled 
Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being honored 
Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being praised 
Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being preferred to others 
Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being consulted 
Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being approved 
Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being humiliated 
Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being despised 
Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of suffering rebukes 
Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being calumniated 
Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being forgotten 
Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being ridiculed 
Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being wronged 
Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being suspected 
Deliver me, Jesus.
That others may be loved more than I 
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be esteemed more than I 
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That, in the opinion of the world, 
others may increase and I may decrease 
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be chosen and I set aside 
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be praised and I unnoticed 
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be preferred to me in everything 
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may become holier than I,
provided that I may become as holy as I should 
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

Sunday, February 02, 2020

Simmering Soup

 I have been blessed with many beautiful family memories like this one, which happened a few years ago.
     Curiosity about the dazzling beauty of the ice drizzling upon the evergreens turned into caution as I heard the sharp splitting sound of falling branches and crackling icicles. I quickly returned home from my walk. Well, my steps were not as rapid as I would have liked because my feet were sinking through the crusty layer of ice into the snow. The tips of many of the towering pines had snapped altering the usual appearance of the otherwise majestic trees.
    Our family enjoyed a cozy, quiet evening at home, baking pumpkin chocolate chip cookies while our latest impromptu vegetable soup was simmering in the oven. Our little artificial Christmas tree needed a few more adornments and an unexpected day off from work gave us a much needed rest. We are so grateful for the blessings showered upon us every day. By the mercy of Jesus and the intercession of Mary, our lives are filled to overflowing with the joy of simplicity.
"Better is a little with fear of the Lord 
than great treasures without content."
Proverbs 15:16
Douay Rheims Roman Catholic Bible

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

why pray without ceasing

Why should we pray without ceasing?
~~~~
"The tree beside running water 
is fresher and gives more fruit."

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Una Hermosa Mañana

"Desde el Cielo una hermosa mañana
Desde el Cielo una hermosa mañana
La Guadalupana, La Guadalupana,La Guadalupana
 bajó al Tepeyac"
(canción tradicional de la Guadalupana)
¡Gracias a 
Nuestra Santísima Madrecita de Guadalupe!


Friday, November 01, 2019

Morning Prayers of Jesus


"And rising very early
He went into a desert place
and there He prayed."
Mark 1:35
Douay Rheims Roman Catholic Bible

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Seasons

"All things have their season, 
and in their times all things pass under heaven.  
A time to be born and a time to die. 
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up 
that which is planted. 
A time to kill, and a time to heal. 
A time to destroy, and a time to build. 
A time to weep, and a time to laugh. 
A time to mourn, and a time to dance.  
A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather. 
A time to embrace, and a time to be far from embraces. 
 A time to get, and a time to lose. 
A time to keep, and a time to cast away. 
A time to rend, and a time to sew.
 A time to keep silence, and a time to speak. 
A time of love, and a time of hatred. 
A time of war, and a time of peace"
from the Book of Eccleseiates
Douay Rheims Roman Catholic Bible

Sunday, September 01, 2019

Imitating God's Love

     Our Heavenly Father's love for us infinitely surpasses any human comprehension. As parents, loving our children is and always will be our unifying priority. Our children are a singular Divine gift. In this role, we are blessed with the sublime obligation to imitate His love for us.
     Awaiting the results of our daughter's medical procedure zapped everything into perspective. The monumental significance of our being with her, united, and peacefully caring for her, undeniably radiated from her countenance. Our God given responsibility to love and protect our children can only be measured in Heavenly terms. Whatever pursuits have captured our attention during this life's journey, we are first and foremost our children's parents. This will never change. 
         God's love letter to us commands us to forgive, love and pray for one another. We are assured by our Almighty Father of the power of intercessory prayer and angelic protection. As Christians, we firmly believe in the eternity of our souls. 
       As events unfolded, beloved and "mommy"  prayer warriors were contacted. Holy men and women of God, deceased family members included, were implored for their intercession. 
        Atheists and nay sayers be cautioned: the supernatural presence of Jesus, Mary and all the angels and saints was intensely tangible throughout this familial crisis. At each moment, no minute detail was untouched by the indefatigable direction of the Holy Spirit as he supernaturally orchestrated every thought, word and action. Catastrophic imaginings and hours of waiting mystically dissolved into gentle seas of grace filled, trusting, gratitude, as hearts were lifted up in tranquil, obedient worship and prayer. Blessed be the Holy Name of Jesus forever!
      I recently met an amazingly holy woman. She told me that she was so grateful to God that her children's needs continually drew her heart more intimately into the Sacred Heart of Jesus through adoration and prayer. 
May our most ardent prayer be 
to peacefully and entirely accept and conform ourselves 
to the Will of our Almighty God. 
May all that Our Father sends us, draw our souls safely 
into His eternal embrace! 
The outcome of all spiritual tests belongs to God. 
God is love.