Sunday, March 30, 2014

Quick Bytes #79: Joseph

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St. Joseph sure is a talker in the Bible isn't he?

All that bragging he does about walking miles in the desert,
accepting Mary, protecting the Christ ... right?

Oh, wait.  That's not right.

He is totally silent, letting God shine instead.

(note to self)
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Friday, March 28, 2014

Walking the Camino - Thank You, Sister Mary Claudia

Today, as we walk this Lenten Camino, let us remember those who influenced us, in a particular way, as Catholics.  Then, let us thank God, and if we can, thank them, for their influence in our spiritual development.  Let us also remember to reverence the Holy Name of Jesus.

I’ll never forget Sister Mary Claudia. She was my first grade teacher at St. Mary’s.  She was a Sister of Charity from Cincinnati.  Sister Mary Claudia and her fellow sisters wore the full habit.  The sides of her face were encased in her wimple and veil.  How she could see us, I’ll never know, but she knew what we were going to do before we did it!  I remember that she was about 10 feet tall and did not put up with nonsense, at. all.  Once, she made me stay in from play during the lunch break for talking when we were supposed to be doing our arithmetic.  I didn’t dare tell my mother because I knew the kind of trouble I’d be in for disobeying Sister Mary Claudia!  She was amazing! We all knew better than to disobey Sister Mary Claudia!

Read More at:  His Unending Love

Monday, March 24, 2014

You Are the Christ


You are the Christ.

Peter makes this remarkable statement of faith. No one had said that before. No one had said to Jesus – You are the Messiah. You are the Christ.


Read more at Colleen's column at CatholicMom.com

image from Wikimedia Commons

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Walking the Camino - Invite St. Joseph to Walk with You

Honoring our Saints

Saint Joseph
Patron Saint of Everything!

We know very little about this man who was the earthly father to Jesus of Nazareth and the husband to Mary, the Mother of God.  However, the few things we do know about Joseph, the Patron of the Universal Church, are important. 

Joseph was of the house of David, from which it had been prophesied, that the Messiah would come. 

Matthew 1:19 says that Joseph was “a righteous man.”  Would God have picked any one other than a righteous man to raise His Son on earth?  No, so God the Father chose Joseph to be the father of His Son and the wife of the Mother of God. 

When Joseph found out that Mary was with child, Joseph knowing the child was not his, planned to divorce Mary, but out of the kindness of heart would not expose her to public disgrace.  Then, he had a dream…

Read More at:  His Unending Love

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Walking the Camino - Gratitutde

When I took this screen shot, I was so grateful.

I walked outside without my coat.
I could feel the warm air flowing on my skin.
I could hear the birds chirping for joy.
I could see the snow melting into puddles.
I could taste the sweet, warm air on my tongue.
I could touch the cold trees and know that soon, they will be green and full of leaves.



Read More at:
His Unending Love
See you there!  

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Quick Bytes #78: Poverty


If "extreme poverty" ( < $1.25 a day) were a country, it would be tied for the largest in the world.

If "poverty" ( < $2.50 a day) were a country, it would be #1 by far.  In fact, it would include half of the entire world.


Saturday, March 8, 2014

The temptations of Christ

It was Friday once again and Father Ignatius was at school with the youngsters at Catechism class. They had just read the passage in the Bible about Jesus in the desert and the temptations by Satan.


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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Ash Wednesday - The Beginning of the Camino Del Rey

The walk of our King to Calvary begins today.   Will you join me in the Camino del Rey?  (Walk of the King.)  Each day as we walk this journey to the Cross, we strive to grow closer to God.  We walk the path that Jesus walked.  We grow closer to Him through prayer, fasting, and alms giving.  We seek Him in our joys, pain, and sorrows.  We strive to keep Him in our sight through each moment in life.  Let us walk the Camino with Jesus.  Let us open our hearts and walk in joy towards the cross.

Meditation:
Let us begin our Camino by holding a crucifix in our hands.  See Our Jesus as he hangs bleeding, naked, and cold on His Cross, held only by nails driven into His Hands and Feet. See the cross which He embraces, this instrument of torture and disgrace, which is the sign of our salvation.  Remember that He, who is the King of Kings, lowered Himself and willingly accepted all sufferings for the redemption of sin.  He, who is Love embodied, loved His His sisters and brothers, so much that He willingly and full of love, accepted His Father’s Will that He be tormented, tortured, and killed by those whom He came to save.  He who was the fulfillment of the covenant the Father made with the chosen people, gave His life that all might live eternally with Him in heaven.

Read more at:  His Unending Love

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Quick Bytes #77: Fasting

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Something to think about when you are fasting this Lent:

If "those who go hungry each day" were a country, it would be the third largest in the world.

China:  1.36 Billion people
India:  1.24 Billion people
"Hungry":  870 Million people
United States: 317 Million people

Please pray for them...
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