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    Amata Christi

    Countdown Thread!!!

    In 21 days I am leaving for my first visit to "my" nuns!
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    BarbaraTherese

    Carmelite Nuns Return....

    Carmelites return to Wilcannia-Forbes Diocese - Australia https://mediablog.catholic.org.au/carmelites-return-to-wilcannia-forbes-diocese/#more-7897
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    cappie

    PALM SUNDAY

    Welcome to Holy Week, It begins with shouting. Of course, we will learn later in the week that this welcome will not last. We are fragile creatures, and we often get it right before messing it all up again. This is what will happen to Jesus. The crowd which today shouts, “Hosanna!” will on Friday shout, “Crucify him!” They will come to fully understand the danger that Jesus poses to their stability. They will see that he is not a military leader. And they will sacrifice him for continued peace with Rome. Today, we again set our feet on the road to the Last Supper, to the garden to pray, to the cross, and to the tomb. And while you may already know the ending, pretend for a moment that you don’t. The disciples didn’t. When Jesus died on Friday, that was supposed to be the end. If death is not real, then Easter is no miracle. So, plant your feet in the dust of Jerusalem this day and remember the teacher who rode through the subversive protest on a colt. This Holy Week story is life. This story is our lives. Joy. Love. Fear. Grief. Betrayal. Pain. Even the ordinary: eating, drinking, washing. During Holy Week we see ordinary lives echoed in the life and love of Jesus Christ, the Eternal. We see imperfect lives reflected in the perfect and saving love of Christ. And in it we find some seed of hope. This story is our story. And every year, the Church gathers to tell it again, beginning on those Jerusalem streets with the crowd that dared to gather to celebrate the teacher that many had only heard about. Today, the story begins again. We tell this story of love, death, and resurrection, just as every year around this time the Jewish people gather in their homes for the Passover, to tell the story of God’s people journeying from slavery into freedom. Because the God of Israel saves. Despite what the world may tell us, our highest loyalty is to Christ alone, the one who died and lives again, the one who binds us to people of all races, nationalities, and affiliations. Christ, the one who joins us together with people we love and with people we’d rather not associate with. We gather with the Church all around the world to tell the story, because every Christian must experience it again, not only for what is remembered, but for what is experienced just as our ancestors in the faith have. We live it again as the Church did last year, as the Church will next year. Because this story is not just Jesus’ story. It is our story, not only for what is remembered, but also for what we have experienced of this saving God in our own flesh. And so, with our hands and our feet, with our sight and our senses, with our singing and our prayers, we walk through Holy Week again. We tell it again because it is our story, and we tell it again to proclaim it to the world, because this week, in this time, we keep alive that there is a God in Heaven, and that despite the pain that we see every day, that God is a God of Love and Hope, and a God who cries with, loves, and cares for every person. The story of Holy Week, Jesus’ story, is our story. It is the story of how love and grace became flesh and defeated death and changed everything. The headlines that we read every day show that the message and person of Jesus Christ are ignored. Christians are persecuted throughout the world. There is increasing pressure in our own society to set aside Christian values by people who consider them irrelevant. John’s Gospel shows us that even in the midst of pain and human tragedy, darkness has not yet overcome God’s grace.
  4. 1 point
    Makarioi

    The Last Person To Post In THIS Thread Is The Winner -Revisited

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    Gary david

    Drop a word, keep a word

    Good friday God bless....
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    BarbaraTherese

    The Suffering and Death of Jesus

    This document comes through Catholic Culture and is a graphic account of the probable suffering and death of Jesus on Calvary: __________________________ Every blessing for this Holy Week
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    little2add

    Drop a word, keep a word

    thinking process
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    BarbaraTherese

    Drop a word, keep a word

    fast car
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    little2add

    Drop a word, keep a word

    think fast
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    BarbaraTherese

    Mercy - Another Aspect of the Scandals?

    "Only those who have needed mercy can truly show mercy - reflection" https://www.catholicreligious.org.au/news/2019/4/10/only-those-who-have-needed-mercy-can-truly-show-mercy-reflection
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    Not A Mallard

    The Last Person To Post In THIS Thread Is The Winner -Revisited

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    BarbaraTherese

    Mercy - Another Aspect of the Scandals?

    If one has fallen and fallen badly and experienced all the emotions that go with it, and then one is lifted out of the mire by the Love and Mercy of God, one has more sympathy, insight and empathy for others who make really bad mistakes. One can share with them not from 'a book' but from hard experience what The Love and Mercy of God has to offer and just how all embracing it is. The latter becomes a sharing, while sometimes the former can seem like a lecture. Be that as it may, a person can receive the special gift of understanding etc. the all embracing Love and Mercy of God without any sort of bad failure. We can see this over and over again with many of our saints. St Faustina, for example struck me as a real innocent and yet her revelations from Jesus in connection with His Divine Mercy are amazing, stunning for such an innocent child like type of person. Her Diary in many places never struck me as coming from her, rather truly from The Heart of Jesus. I think the author of the article I posted has probably hit the nail on the head with the following:
  13. 1 point
    little2add

    Drop a word, keep a word

    Fast food
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    Gary david

    Mercy - Another Aspect of the Scandals?

    Very interesting article. There is much to ponder here. God bless...
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    BarbaraTherese

    Drop a word, keep a word

    ...........made me laugh too.
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    BarbaraTherese

    Drop a word, keep a word

    Animal psychology
  17. 1 point
    Gary david

    Drop a word, keep a word

    Child psychology
  18. 1 point
    little2add

    Drop a word, keep a word

    Child prodigy
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    Gary david

    Pope Emeritus Benedict on scandals

    Very, very well stated barbara! I do believe you are correct. The heart of the church stands unchanged as it always will. The church is not bad and I am sure it has half truths as well. The church is run by men, influenced by saten im sure in ways that are obvious and not so obvious, but directed by the Holy Spirit. The church will never fall because Jesus cannot fall which is why we lean on Him and see Him through all man and satins clutter as the cornerstone of the church. Yes and thank you Lord for the ones that witness and suffer so much on Your behalf and for ours. Well said Barbara. God bless....
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    BarbaraTherese

    Quotations that Motivate & Inspire

    “God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners.” ― Soren Kierkegaard, The Journals of Kierkegaard “A humble soul does not trust itself, but places all its confidence in God.” St. Faustina “Hold your eyes on God and leave the doing to Him. That is all the doing you have to worry about.” St. Jeanne de Chantal
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    BarbaraTherese

    Quotations that Motivate & Inspire

    Very well said, Gary
  22. 1 point
    gloriana35

    Sisters of life

    I very much agree with St Leticia. I know I wrote an earlier response, but I had not realised you were not yet Catholic. I clicked the link to their questionnaire out of interest (not in entering! I'm an elderly lady, whose vowed life has spanned over 40 years), and very much liked how they mentioned that they recommended that converts be Roman Catholic for 3 years before application - precisely because they added that this was to have the strength of sacramental life for that period. A convert I knew (who had been a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church) later became a Catholic priest. When he first converted to Catholicism, he had all sorts of ideas - being a Trappist, going to Africa, entering a monastery. It's not unusual to have conflicting ideas when one first converts.
  23. 1 point
    BarbaraTherese

    Interesting article on bishops that distort or deny church doctrine

    It means what I said i.e. that long ago I lost investment in and trust of hierarchy. My own personal investment and trust was displaced and belonged to God alone. That does not mean that the Holy Orders of hierarchy is not valid nor that I owe them (and am called by God to) respect and obedience in all things not sinful. Nor does it mean that they are not chosen by God's Divine Providence for Holy Orders and rank in The Church. They are fully human and highly Graced by God to complete their call and role to saintliness, and have complete freedom to accept or reject that Grace. " Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more." (Luke Chapter 12) http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0839/__PWV.HTM No need to apologise, Gary. I was blest and most fortunately. I studied Modern History (adult campus) and practically the whole first term was concentrated on identifying sound/unsound resources. That subject was picked up again when I studied Journalism. Hence, the first thing I do before posting a quote or quotations is to check out the source. And even then I can be wrong and sometimes very wrong indeed. "dont believe everything you read or hear". A great rule of thumb I think ............. and especially where the internet is concerned.
  24. 1 point
    DameAgnes

    Eucharistic Charism

    You can't get much more Eucharistic than these sisters who engage in Perpetual Adoration. And they're a really lovely group of women, very generous in prayer. http://ssfpa.org/
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    MikMowse

    2019 Entrances, Vows, Ordinations

    Our dear Spem in alum has made first vows. http://csfn.org.au/2019/03/11/my-peace-i-give-you/?fbclid=IwAR2FSRE6ISthyanBfXznNbay1NF10qsxJedZnjNLegd3aoJWjc3tuX7T6Ww
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