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A Prayer Before Logging Onto the Internet February 2, 2010

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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.




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.


The Better Part – A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer – Catholic Spiritual Direction

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The Better Part – A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer

by Father John Bartunek, LC

No one who is learning or desires to learn to pray more deeply and meditate more effectively on the person and work of Christ should go without this book. It offers a basic but at the same time sufficiently comprehensive overview of how to meditate in the Christian tradition (no New Age or Hindu/Buddhist influences here.)

Beyond the solid instruction on meditation method, Father John provides us with meditations through the four Gospels and group study questions at the end of each of the 303 meditation units.

via The Better Part – A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer – Catholic Spiritual Direction.


Time for God – Book Recommendation – Catholic Spiritual Direction January 23, 2010

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Another to add to the collection:  Time for God by Father Jacques Philippe

Someone once said that true genius is not in understanding complexity but in the ability to communicate complex issues in simple terms that anyone can understand. Father Jacques Philippe accomplishes in a very short easy read what most require volumes to explore and explain about the spiritual life, and specifically the life of prayer.

via Time for God – Book Recommendation – Catholic Spiritual Direction.


Okay, Last Year I Chose JOY January 22, 2010

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I mean as my word, that and Joyfully, as in how I sign off in a note or e-mail.  One day, I decided I liked it.  I had a church friend who signed off Joyfully in an e-mail.  I liked it and started doing that myself.  Over several months, I realized that I was choosing JOY as a way to feel, a way to act, and as something to achieve.  

Now, I find that one word resolutions, etc are really becoming the thing.  When I find any other information about Joy, I will add it here.  For now, see what one blogger wrote about her Joy.

Faith & Family Live! : Rejoice Always.

I spoke with a friend about this topic – she knew my word was JOY. She came across an article about the idea of choosing a word. The article she read said that a way to use your word further was to find Bible verses that deal with your word. I am sure this would have occurred to me at some point, but I’m so glad she mentioned it!


Authentic Feminism and She Shall Be Called Woman September 30, 2009

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I am participating in two women’s studies at my church this year.  Very excited about both. 

As I was reading through blogs that I follow, I came across this website that looks great.  I’d encourage you to check it out, particularly if you have daughters or granddaughters.


Check This Out – Gorgeous July 7, 2009

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While perusing blogland several months ago, I came across this site, A Catholic Mother in Minnesota and while there today, I noticed her header for the first time (perhaps because I always read it in a reader format or perhaps because God wants to go to adoration) whatever the reason,  just look at this monstrance! and a great site as well. .

A Catholic Mom in Minnesota


Manifest Destiny May 20, 2009

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I found this article on Bargaineering.  It is a blog devoted to finances, etc but I thought this particular article was relevant in so many ways to life in general.  I have said that I am looking for balance in my life.  The article talks about goals and how we all have many but since we really can’t effectively multi task for very long and still do things very well we are like jugglers who juggle all these various goals but our one true goal (or as the author likens it) our Manifest Destiny only gets touched once every few seconds.  How can we, therefore, expect to do well by it (the one main goal) and as a consequence ourselves, our essence, our soul?  Again, balance.  Contentment.  Serenity. 

My one main goal, purpose, destiny.  To get myself and as many others as I can to heaven to spend eternity with our Holy Father.  Everything else follows that (relationships, health, household, vacations, hobbies and so on).


With our Country in the Mess it is in

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this quote from today’s reading at EWTN was the perfect thing for me to read as I begin my day.

God overthrows the thrones of those who are disobedient to His law. My political views are those of the Our Father.

St. Avitus of Vienna