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Amen March 31, 2010

Filed under: Catholic,Quotes — alwayswithme @ 5:44 pm

If my Bible is torn apart…my life is not.


What Does It Mean? February 28, 2010

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Agnus Dei

Latin (Agnus Dei = Lamb of God) – Sung in either English or Latin. It is normally sung just before or during communion.

Latin BCW Traditional
Agnus Dei,
qui tollis peccata mundi,
miserere nobis.
O Lamb of God,
that takest away the sins of the world,
have mercy upon us.
Agnus Dei,
qui tollis peccata mundi,
miserere nobis.
O Lamb of God,
that takest away the sins of the world,
have mercy upon us.
Agnus Dei,
qui tollis peccata mundi,
dona nobis pacem.
O Lamb of God,
that takest away the sins of the world,
grant us thy peace.


Does Anyone Know of Someone Who Represents a True Christian Response February 5, 2010

Filed under: Books,Catholic,Media — alwayswithme @ 2:35 pm

than the person who conducted this interview with Christopher Hitchens.  Good grief.

Portland Monthly Magazine / Arts & Entertainment / Home / Detail.

and is Hitchens atheism really “pantheism” a “religion for people who crave transcendence (as we humans do) but who don’t want to deal with a personal god. But he explains why pantheism, in that way, is true neither to reality, nor to what makes us human.

(As an aside, Orthodox Christianity has a similar but profoundly different metaphysic, one called “panentheism.” It teaches that God, in His energies, infuses created matter, but that created matter is not God (as pantheism would have it).)”  Quote from this article


What I Tell My Students They Should Want To Do

Filed under: Catholic,Education,Explanations,Prayer,Time With God — alwayswithme @ 10:28 am
  1. Read your Bible every day to get to know Christ better. “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)

    “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (Psalms 119:105)

  2. Talk to God in prayer every day, all day.  It doesn’t have to be in flowery, sparkly words.  God is your friend, your father, talk to him like you do those whom you know love you very much, because, believe me HE does. “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” (Matthew 21:22)

    “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6)

  3. Be baptized, worship, fellowship, and serve with other Catholic Christians at Mass weekly and in programs offered by the parish or diocese.  “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” (Matthew 28:19)

    “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25)

    “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” (2 Timothy 3:16)

  4. We just finished our study of Pentecost and I tell them this is what they are called to do.  We the priest says, “Mass is ended, go forth to love and serve the Lord”,  this  is what he means.  Tell others about Christ. Feed the hungry, clothe the poor, heal the sick and by your actions they will know you to be men and women of God and will be willing to listen to you about “what you have, that they don’t”.  Then invite them to a parish activity, explain what you heard at Mass, tell them about our Sacraments.  Tell them why our rituals and traditions are important to us.  Invite them to join you at Mass, offer to be their sponsor in RCIA. “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15)

    “For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!” (1 Corinthians 9:16)

    “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” (Romans 1:16)



This Is A Priest Whose Writings Interest Me February 2, 2010

Filed under: Catholic,Education,Explanations,Of Interest,Uncategorized — alwayswithme @ 10:54 am

I don’t know much about him so I am posting here to remind me to continue my research.  This interest was spurred by two programs that I recently attended at my church.  One was training on the changes to the Mass that are coming from Rome sometime within the next year and the other was the Program on Art that we viewed via our SHE program.  Both of these programs led me to think of questions I did not know the answer to and thus I started my research.  Of course, since there is SO MUCH to learn about so many subjects, I find myself finding other things of interest to look into.  This is a blessing because he keeps me active and always learning, it is humbling to realize how little I really know about so many things (both in the spiritual realm but also about history and science and literature and home economics and . . .well you get the idea) and it is a curse of sorts in that I have to make sure that I do not let my inquisitiveness interfere with my vocation as wife, mother and homemaker.

Father John Zuhlsdorf : Articles from Catholic Blogs.


A Prayer Before Logging Onto the Internet

Filed under: Catholic,Prayer,Saints,Time With God — alwayswithme @ 10:42 am
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Almighty and eternal God,
who created us in Thy image
and bade us to seek after all that is good, true and beautiful,
 we beseech Thee,
that, through the intercession of Saint Isidore, Bishop and Doctor,
during our journeys through the internet
we will direct our hands and eyes only to that which is pleasing to Thee
and treat with charity and patience all those souls whom we encounter.
Through Christ our Lord.   Amen.

This prayer was written by this priest, to go see other translations of this prayer and an explanation of the reason for the prayer click here.




USCCB – (Film and Broadcasting) – Ten Best List from 1965 to 2007 January 31, 2010

Filed under: Catholic,Media — alwayswithme @ 7:48 pm

So pleased I found this list so I know what movies to possibly rent when I go to the library!

USCCB – (Film and Broadcasting) – Ten Best List from 1965 to 2007.


Joy and Verses that God Blessed Me With January 30, 2010

Filed under: Catholic,Joy,Time With God — alwayswithme @ 8:37 pm

Last Sunday, after I had finally posted an entry on my word JOY, two of the three readings at Mass used either JOY or a derivative of JOY.  God is good.

Nehamiah 8:10   He said further: “Go, eat rich foods and drink sweet drinks, and allot portions to those who had nothing prepared; for today is holy to our LORD. Do not be saddened this day, for rejoicing in the LORD must be your strength!”

1 Corinthians 12: 26  If (one) part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all the parts share its joy.


The 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit January 24, 2010

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The 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit.


The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

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The Gifts of the Holy Spirit.