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Friday, Third week of Advent (O Root of Jesse)

JMJ

Blessed Ember Friday!

O Root of Jesse
Who stands as a sign for the people,
Before Whom kings silence their mouths,
With Whom all nations shall plead…

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2014 (Year B)

Aphorism #2: Kotodama: Word Spirits. 言霊 (Con't)

Words, within themselves, can be seen as one profound, transitional aspect of the narrow gate with which to find a balance within life.  Navigating vocal sounds to form cognitive thought into actualization, words arbitrate the invisible and visible and are the only means to compute our place in it.  961 more words

Holy Eucharist - Part 3 of 3

Father Cassilly writes: “With the wealth of sanctifying grace received in Communion come a host of actual graces, that urge, impel the soul to numerous acts of the theological and moral virtues, and blow the fire of charity to a white heat, consuming in its flames venial faults and the remnants of past sins.” 408 more words

Advent

Holy Eucharist - Part 2 of 3

Father Cassilly says of the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist: “The Body that was fashioned for God the Son in Mary’s womb, enters the body of each Christian and there abideth, bringing in its train a host of ministering spirits, and giving forth the same current of graces that flowed from it in Christ’s ministrations when He trod the hills and vales of Palestine. 316 more words

Advent

Holy Eucharist - Part 1 of 3

Father Francis Cassilly writes: “The manifestations of God’s love to man, which we have thus far considered, belong in general to the saints of the Old and the New Law. 431 more words

Advent

Hope, all day long

I feel like I am failing so much of the time. Whether by virtue of genetics, environment or both, I am one of those people who looks at life and sees what is missing. 592 more words

Faith

God's Living Temple - Part 3 of 3

Father Cassilly writes: “We must learn to regard creatures only as passing manifestations of creative power, to look through and behind them to the Creator Himself. 387 more words

Advent