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  2. BarbaraTherese

    News from Benedictines of Mary

    Lovely video..........especially rather enjoyed near the beginning and the postulants in habit and their confusion "Where do I sit this time?" brought back memories. Really beautiful ceremony and the Latin adds to the experience, while English would have meant I could have understood the prayers. Looking at it and being used to the OF, it seems as if the people are in the enclosure and the Sisters in the public area of the Church - I could not work out what felt strange at first. I very much liked the symbolism of Mother Abbess, after being blest, sitting within the sanctuary. Thank you for posting, Dame Agnes.
  3. Ash Wednesday

    The Royal Wedding

    Here in the UK the typical reaction is: "A royal wedding? Lovely! So do we get the day off?"
  4. BarbaraTherese

    China - Typhoon Mangkhut

    I did not see the following when I posted the previous link: "By using this site, you agree to our updated Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use."
  5. Today
  6. BarbaraTherese

    China - Typhoon Mangkhut

    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/16/asia/typhoon-mangkhut-china-hong-kong-intl/index.html (including video) Website pdated 0940 GMT (1740 HKT) September 17, 2018
  7. BarbaraTherese

    Hurricane Florence - A Monster Storm Mass Evacuations

    As Hurricane Florence passes, prayer for all those involved in the wake including rescuers. For practical help (donations) https://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2018/09/16/helping-out-after-hurricane-florence-where-what--how-to-donate/#27c2093b7c55
  8. Jennifer

    News from Benedictines of Mary

    It is lovely to see this lovely service again. Thank you Dame Agnes.
  9. BarbaraTherese

    Private Vows in The Laity/Spirituality

    Some say "why has God done this to me" in adversity. To understand the above quotation from St. Alonso, one needs to grasp the Doctrine of Divine Providence: CCC http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p1s2c1p4.htm ...............and then scroll down to: "V. GOD CARRIES OUT HIS PLAN: DIVINE PROVIDENCE" ---o0o--- Patience is perhaps not so much about waiting as it is about how one acts while waiting
  10. catholicinsd

    The Royal Wedding

    I was very disappointed to learn that the Royal Wedding next month will not be televised; at least not in whole. In fact, I hadn't been that disappoint since I learned that Princess Eugenie had accepted Jack's proposal- and thereby rejected mine... I guess the Randy Andy and Fergie are just that unpopular.
  11. BarbaraTherese

    Private Vows in The Laity/Spirituality

    Daily Mass Online Australia The Date on Today's Mass is incorrect at Wed 18th September Should read: Wed 19th September 2018 Universalis Liturgy of The Hours General Calendar Wednesday 19th September 2018 http://universalis.com/lauds.htm
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  13. BarbaraTherese

    News from Benedictines of Mary

    Thank you
  14. DameAgnes

    2018 - Entrances, Vows, Ordinations

    New postulant for the Sisters of Charity of our Lady, Mother of the Church. Apparently in this community you take your name-in-religion upon entrance into the postulancy. Sr. Jacinta and Sr. Faustina make their first vows with the Sisters, Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
  15. DameAgnes

    News from Benedictines of Mary

    you can watch the whole video of the blessing of the new abbess, and the professions and clothings, here:
  16. truthfinder

    Ember Week

    Ember Wednesday and Saturday are typically ‘partial abstinence’ meaning that meat or fish can be eaten at the main meal. But you cannot have fish and meat on the same day. The ‘traditionalists’ have tended to keep the practice up but it was something that was never supposed to be supressed, and can still be found on current calendars. Only the binding nature of it had been eliminated. They really are fruitful days.
  17. Ash Wednesday

    Ember Week

    Ember Weeks and Ember Days were an old tradition in the Church that were days of prayer and fasting 4 times a year. It was relaxed through Canon Law under Paul VI but a number of people are starting to revive it, especially in light of what's going on right now. It was interesting to hear that these days were once set apart as thanksgiving for nature, but also for the ordination of clergy. Being the week after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, this is an Ember Week -- which would be a day of fasting and abstinence on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. So just thought I'd share this. It's optional now but you could consider a fast like as prescribed on Ash Wednesday or Good Friday, health permitting -- or at the very least maybe consider making note of these days with a small sacrifice and a little extra time for prayer. Though I suppose those in Pittsburgh might already know about it because the bishop has revived it for this year. For more on Ember Weeks/Ember Days http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/05399b.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ember_days http://catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2017/12/20/how-observing-the-ember-days-can-enhance-your-spiritual-life/
  18. BG45

    Water Heater Leak

    Prayers if you all don't mind? The water heater in the apartment above mine decided to spring a leak. Apartment complex maintenance has just left (at 3:22am), and looks like the next couple of days will involve attempts to restore some water damage and them replacing an entire light fixture. Pretty disgusted, but feeling thankful that I needed a drink of water and went, "Wait...1st floor ceilings don't drip on you." before worse damage was done.
  19. BarbaraTherese

    10 Rules for Life to Become More Human

    Don't quite know how I managed to post the same thread twice. Apologies.
  20. BarbaraTherese

    Private Vows in The Laity/Spirituality

    Two threads posted 18th September 2018 in OPEN MIC:
  21. "Preventing abuse requires more than words: Archbishop" http://cathnews.com/cathnews/33122-preventing-abuse-requires-more-than-words-archbishop
  22. BarbaraTherese

    10 Rules for Life to Become More Human

    Vanier's 10 rules 'to become more human' The Canadian philosopher and theologian last week revealed his “ten rules for life to become more human” in a YouTube video. His rules speak of success, vulnerability, listening, fear and love. Mr Vanier set up his first L’Arche community in 1964 by welcoming two mentally disabled men into his home in the town of Trosly-Breuil in France..............read MORE http://cathnews.com/cathnews/33120-vanier-s-ten-rules-to-become-more-human All about L'Arche Australia (Google for your own location) https://www.larche.org.au/ I read somewhere or other that holiness and sanctity is not about become less human, rather it is about becoming more human.
  23. BarbaraTherese

    10 Rules for Life to Become More Human

    Vanier's 10 rules 'to become more human' The Canadian philosopher and theologian last week revealed his “ten rules for life to become more human” in a YouTube video. His rules speak of success, vulnerability, listening, fear and love. Mr Vanier set up his first L’Arche community in 1964 by welcoming two mentally disabled men into his home in the town of Trosly-Breuil in France..............read MORE http://cathnews.com/cathnews/33120-vanier-s-ten-rules-to-become-more-human All about L'Arche Australia (Google for your own location) https://www.larche.org.au/
  24. BarbaraTherese

    Hi

    Hi Reinnie - welcome to Phatmass
  25. dUSt

    Hi

    Hi!!!
  26. dUSt

    What I learned today...

    Because tattoos are cool?
  27. Lil Red

    Hi

    Hello
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