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The Seed of the Kingdom is Powerful

Thanks be to God. Need to seek that peace of God within and pray for those who disturb others peace. Harder to accept that random penance of Providence at holy places at times.


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Pope: Christian life must reflect the love of the Trinity

An authentic Christian life cannot but reflect the Holy Trinity. That’s because its model is the “communion” of the three Divine persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit – and in particular the style with which they love each other “one with the other, …



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The disaster of the Church

Hmm. Saw an article about liturgical reform which admitted a common liturgical abuse I was totally unaware of - using already consecrated hosts at a consecration. Valid if not licit? Another sorrow I didn't expect. Peter given the keys. Can only keep fighting the good fight and offer all glory to God.


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Tears of Blood in Medjugorje?

All glory to the God the Creator of wonders both natural and supernatural.
Cantena Aurea...THEOPHYL. This is an explanation of the doctrine of miracles. It is by prayer, and invocation of His name, that a man is able to work miracles. (John 14:12-14)
Perspective...Private revelation not necessary but supplemental. Hopefully the experience confirmed their faith since on a pilgrimage and they got him down the mountain safely and to a doctor.

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The Collapse of the Catholic Liturgy

Thanks be to God for the wisdom. I was raised post VII in the US and at worship have experienced desolations but nothing like the abomination of an invalid Mass. I hope anyone of prudent judgment will follow-up to help rebuild Mother Church and make reparation as inspired. A good will cleaving to God will find a way to bring good. Spiritual blindness always a danger. There but for the grace of God go I.

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The King is something Cosy

Thanks be to God for the preaching. 26th was the Feast of St Leonard of Port Maurice who preached how few are saved. I've heard Catholicism described as both/and. We're sinners and will need purgation - and better to start now. Never to take sin lightly as it crucified Our Lord but to weep, repent and accept the pure gift of being washed in the Blood of the Lamb.


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To Be a Slave or a Friend is Our Choice

Thanks be to God for the reminder. Hard to describe but guessing when 'confirmed in grace' it's that supernatural peace of God's Presence. Repenting and being recollected along with the usual battle with concupiscence does seem to dull that sense of confirmation.

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Signs of The Face of Christ in this World

Living icons is how I've heard it described. Windows to Heaven. Hidden aspect of the baptism in Christ seems to manifest gently, in small ways mostly. Difficult not to get worked up or have holy fear when get to sense God working through one of His disciples in powerful ways. Thankfully know detachment is necessary. Must mortify the senses or can get overwhelmed even by joy.

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If You want a fulfilled Life, count Your Money

Praise be Jesus and thanks be to God for your preaching. Sounds like holy detachment/indifference needed to obey God in all things and then abandonment to Divine Providence because only Jesus can save us...yet to pray and work out the salvation and thank God for the daily bread to do so.

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O Emmanuel

Thanks be to God for the teachings. A grace to receive Anointing of the Sick aka Extreme Unction (Final Anointing). Death is certain but the day of death may be unexpected or even a long process. Must pray always and trust the Guardian Angel keeps watch. May God reward you.

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O Rex Géntium - O King of the Gentiles

We celebrate Christ the King but never related it to every single celebration of the Mass. Takes prudence to speak truth to power without being martyred. Addicted to Christ? Good zeal and bad zeal. More prudence needed. Charity must prevail. I agree God breaks through with His graces in the sacramental life. Tend more toward monastic worship but helps many to have more beautiful structures to praise God.

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Fifth O Antiphon - O Oriens

Thanks be to God for the O Oriens preaching. Listening again to better understand. Jumped to the theme being the sacraments. Need to support holy families to get holy men to become priests so we can celebrate the Eucharist.
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Per an OSB site:
vultus.stblogs.org/.../o-oriens.html
O DAYSPRING (Zech 6:12; Lk 1:78), Splendor of Eternal Light (Heb 1:3), and Sun of Justice (Mal 4:2): Come, and enlighten those that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death (Is 9:2; Lk 1:78-79). Oriens was the name… [More]

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Fourth O Antiphon. O Clavix David!

Stunning teachings, thanks be to God. To enter into the Liturgy that deeply would be awesome. The conquering of sin and death in the liturgy by the Theopany! Rest of the time we're the Church militant, fighting the good fight but can find rest in the Liturgy. Hmmm. The Holy Father representing Christ the King aka Ruler of the Universe being carried around is foreign to my generation. Quite a contrast with Christ riding on a donkey but I get the point even though for an American most sadly … [More]

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Third O Antiphon - O Radix Jesse

Now and forever, praised be Jesus Christ. Hearing truth preached about longing for the Lord to come is so refreshing. Used to have solemn vespers during Advent but that Msgr has been assigned elsewhere. Few seem to keep Advent as a season of penance. May the Lord have mercy on us taking Him for granted.

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Second O Antiphon - O Adonai

+Thanks be to God for the gift of the Advent retreat and being in the person of Christ the Teacher. Hard to convey the experience of how God transfigures souls but what you say rings true with the experience I've had so far. Was given the desire to worship daily even though requires ongoing confession and even had what seemed like a purgation - was totally humiliating but consoled by the love of God at the same time. Requires greater mortification and frequent confession. The spiritual life isn't for the half-hearted, praise God for His mercy.