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Distraction is a poor master...

—from the blog post Connected to What’s Real by Jenny Uebbing whose blog is called Mama Needs Coffee (I especially like the parts/phrases below that I highlighted in red.) 591 more words


Surrendering the Human Will

Those deceive themselves, who believe that union with God consists in ecstasies or raptures, and in the enjoyment of Him. For it consists in nothing except the surrender and subjection of our will with our thoughts, words, and actions, to the will of God. 147 more words


Jury selection and trial begin for man who killed Will Smith

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Jury selection will get underway Monday for the man who shot and killed former New Orleans Saint Will Smith, kicking off a long-awaited trial. 139 more words


On Four Wounds Due to Original Sin - St. Thomas Aquinas

Through the sin of our first parents, all the powers of the soul are left destitute of their proper order, whereby they are naturally directed to virtue. 183 more words


Nonis Decémbris. Luna.

Nonis Decémbris.  Luna. The Fifth Day of December.  The Night of the Moon.

In Judæa sancti Sabbæ Abbátis, in óppido Cappadóciæ Mútala orti, qui miro sanctitátis exémplo refúlsit, et pro fide cathólica, advérsus impugnántes sanctam Synodum Chalcedonénsem, strénue laborávit, ac tandem in ea diœcésis Hierosolymitánæ laura, quæ ipsíus sancti Sabbæ nómine póstmodum est insigníta, requiévit in pace. 623 more words


Saints or Sinners Matter Not

Is Life Not Sacred?

Deep beneath unhallowed ground

The coffin flies await

Their hunger grows, discerning not,

Twixt  sinners

And mere Saints. 



How to Destroy Eight Passions - St. John Damascene

“These eight passions should be destroyed as follows: gluttony by self-control; unchastity by desire for God and longing for the blessings held in store; avarice by compassion for the poor; anger by goodwill and love for all men; worldly dejection by spiritual joy; listlessness by patience, perseverance and offering thanks to God; self-esteem by doing good in secret and by praying constantly with a contrite heart; and pride by not judging or despising anyone in the manner of the boastful Pharisee (cf. 94 more words