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  2. All of that is news to me. Last time I was able to access their page, they looked like they were doing well. However, I will say that I noticed on another Dominican page that a nun from Ohio had recently transferred there. The problem is I can't remember where I read it, and I'm just about to leave the house to attend a wedding, so I can't search for it right now.
  3. Thank you. I was able to click on their website without getting a warning and it was very strange. It said they were no longer accepting prayer requests or making rosaries and asked that the reader "support" other Dominican Monasteries. Made me think they had disbanded or ??? Very strange
  4. little2add

    the big 4 0

    40 years ago, tomorrow, my sweet baby girl came into the world. My how time fly’s, feels like only yesterday. Happy birthday, my dear <3 - X - <3 - X - <3 - X
  5. SL-MOTBTATR

    Is It Sinful?

    I need help understanding in this context of what Laudate_Dominum explained: what exactly is the difference between sexual arousal and the "pleasure or positive psychological state in general" that occurs? Is sexual arousal only just the feelings of genital stimulation? Is it "okay" to feel a pleasure only related to the breasts area from fondling, when the intention is not to have anything to do with genital stimulation? Like when fondling the breasts causes the breasts to feel a pleasure but it is unrelated to any kind of intentional genital stimulation, is this the "okay" pleasure that is being discussed?
  6. Luigi

    Feed Your Ears

    That theme of 'higher ground' shows up pretty frequently in Gospel music. One of the verses in "Swing Down, Sweet Chariot" by the Staple Singers mentions it, and Flora Mae & Iris Dement sang about it yesterday. So here are The Bullock Brothers with their 6+ minute rendition. Their father was Singing Walter from North Carolina, The Bullock Brothers are his six sons (only two of the original singers are still with the group) who started singing as a group in 1950, and their sons started a group in 1967 called - appropriately enough - The Sons. The Bullock Brothers have a very smooth, calm sound - relaxing, and perhaps bordering on meditative.
  7. Conception Abbey - Benedictine monks in northwest Missouri - received three postulants on July 7th. Brother Mark Nelson professed solemn vows on July 11th. They have another brother in temporary vows, and three novices. From Mount Angel Abbey and Seminary in Oregon: As of June 28, all four men who were transitional deacons in Mount Angel Seminary’s graduating class of 2024 have been ordained to the priesthood: (from left to right) Fr. Anthony Shumway (ordained June 28 for the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City), Fr. Michael Williams (ordained May 25 for the Archdiocese of Las Vegas), Fr. Maximiliano Muñoz (ordained June 1 for the Archdiocese of Seattle), and Fr. James Ladd (ordained June 22 for the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon).
  8. Here's a link to a federation they belong to: https://www.monialesop.org/our-lady-of-the-rosary-federation Heath (Buffalo) is listed first on that page. And there's a link that should take you to their particular page. However, I have Malwarebytes on my computer, and I get a warning about the website when I click on their particular link (www.opnuns.org), but the link above shows their address and everything - they seem to be doing well in their new location.
  9. Again, this week, we hear the theme of rejection: Amos experiences it, and Jesus warns the Apostles that some will not welcome or listen to them. The Church is called not necessarily to be successful but only to be faithful to God’s command and so, today’s Gospel picks up where last week’s left off. Last week Jesus was not having one of his better days. The people who knew him best, his neighbours and relatives, heard him preach in the synagogue and, instead of being proud of him, they said, “This is the carpenter, surely, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joset and Jude and Simon? His sisters, too, are they not here with us?’ And Mark says And they would not accept him. Jesus was amazed at their lack of faith. Mark’s Gospel that we read today shows us that Jesus did what he could and kept going. He kept going through the villages teaching, and we hear that he’s beginning to send out the Twelve Apostles to proclaim the same message about the kingdom of God. That should tell us something about having confidence in the message that we proclaim as Christians. One of the things the church has learned from this Gospel story is that, like the Apostles, we’re given the charge to share what we believe about God, and to live a certain way because we are Christians, and to share that way with others. It’s not always easy for us. We meet people who don’t believe the things we do, and maybe they make us feel foolish. We could get discouraged, or we could even be afraid that we don’t really know enough to talk about the message we’re challenged to share. It might help us to look at the rest of today’s Gospel and think about the way Jesus sent out the Twelve. One of the most important things to realize is that he sent them out together. They went out by twos — like them, we share the life of a “community.” We aren’t expected to do it alone. Jesus also told them not to take anything extra with them — not to take an extra tunic or bread or a bag or even money. Now, we often hear that this should teach us to rely on God for all we need. However, like most Scripture readings, this Gospel has several messages. It does teach us to rely on God, but it also teaches us that we don’t have to have whole act together before we can begin to share the message of the Gospel. Maybe these Apostles didn’t have two tunics to begin with–maybe they didn’t already have extra money they could put in a bag. Remember, these men were fishermen for the most part. They were labourers and family men, not the high priests or scribes of that day. They certainly hadn’t spent years in school. They probably struggled with everyday living the way many of us do today. So, here Jesus is sending them out with what they have and no more, and the interesting thing is that the Gospel says that “he gave them authority over the unclean spirits.” So off they went and found out that they could call people to repent. They could even cast out demons. They anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them. We might not see ourselves doing that sort of thing today; as many kids say today, “That was then, this is now.” What was relevant then is often very different from what is relevant now. We are given authority to do things that are relevant to our own lives, whether we are bishops, priests, deacons, or lay people, and whether we’re rich or poor. Let us, then, give thanks for the Church today, and for the spiritual blessings God has bestowed upon us. Let us resolve to further the Church’s mission—to help others hear the call to repentance and welcome Christ into their lives.
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  12. Does anyone know what happened after the Dominican Nuns left their Doat Street Monastery a couple years ago and moved to Ohio? I can't find anything about them.
  13. Didacus

    Rosary - Let's Pray It.

    G3.4 Je vous salut Marie, pleine de grâce, le Seigneur est avec vous, vous êtes bénie entres toutes les femmes et Jésus, le fruit de vos entrailles est béni. Sainte Marie, Mère de Dieu, priez pour nous pécheurs, maintenant et a l'heure de notre mort. Amen
  14. Luigi

    Feed Your Ears

    Iris DeMent is the 14th - and youngest - child of a Pentecostal family. She didn't release her first album until 1992; age 31 is rather late to start a recording career, but she has continued steadily since then, in the folk-country-roots genre. On her first album, she recorded the old Gospel standard, "Higher Ground." But what makes it interesting is that her mother, Flora Mae, actually sings lead, with Iris singing harmony. That's a pretty gutsy move for a first album. Flora Mae's voice shows her age - she was 74 when she recorded this - but she gives it a straightforward treatment and hits all the notes. Iris speaks a very short introduction before the song begins.
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  16. graciandelamadrededios

    Carmelite Customs

    I found some articles online referring to the Dominican Nuns (Cloistered) as Second Order https://dominicanfriars.org/st-dominic-establishes-second-order/ St. Dominic Establishes Second Order Stained glass window from St. Dominic’s Church in Washington, D.C. Photo by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P. In 1206, shortly after Bishop Diego and Dominic began preaching in France, they centered their mission at a house of nuns in Prouille. Here Dominic established the Second Order Dominicans. Intended for women converted from the Albigensian heresy, the Order provided a place for prayer and initially for teaching the children of wealthy townspeople. Like all other communities of the Second Order established later, the Religious of Prouille eventually became strictly contemplative. Its residents, rescued from heresy, were carefully instructed in the truths of the faith, and through their penances and prayers they supplemented the work of the preachers for the salvation of souls. Dominic is shown placing the Dominican veil on a nun kneeling before the Blessed Sacrament. Today Dominic’s Second Order consists of cloistered nuns who take solemn vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience and dedicate themselves to a life of silence, prayer, and penance. Intellectual, manual, and artistic work enables them to support themselves. They fast often, abstain from meat, rise during the night for prayer, and offer their lives to God for the salvation of souls and the welfare of the church. The above excerpt is from Reflections of Dominican Spirituality: The Windows of St. Dominic Church, Washington, D.C. by Dr. Mary Moran. https://www3.nd.edu/~maritain/jmc/etext/dominic1.htm Institution of the Second Order Montpellier, Servian, Beziers and Carcassone were in turn the scenes of St. Dominic's labors and innumerable triumphs for Christ. But Prouille eventually became his headquarters and the place of his first foundation. Among the most enthusiastic supporters of the Albigensian heresy were many of the women of Languedoc. A number of these women were among the converts of St. Dominic, and from them he learned of the systematic methods employed by ,the heretics to propagate their iniquitous and pernicious doctrines. Among these means, not the least effective was the erection of heretical convents which offered special inducements to the children of the better class who were about to begin their education. But their real purpose was to inoculate these children with the virus of their heretical beliefs. Moreover, a serious difficulty confronted St. Dominic in safeguarding his female converts from the danger of relapsing into heresy. Left in the homes of their heretical relatives, they were subject to incessant importunities to renounce their Faith and relapse into their former beliefs. In order to avoid both of these dangers the saint conceived the idea of establishing a community of nuns which would at once give protection to the women converted from heresy, and afford proper religious instruction for the children of the more prosperous class, who were patronizing the convents of the heretics. The Bishop of Toulouse, to whom St. Dominic presented his plan, warmly endorsed it, and towards the end of 1206 turned over to the saint "the Church of St. Mary of Prouille and the adjacent land to the extent of thirty feet." This generous gift was made in behalf of the women who were already converted, or should be converted in the future. This community of nuns, which was to be known as the Second Order of St. Dominic, was therefore the first in priority of foundation. The religious rule which the founder drew up for the community at Prouille, and afterwards for that of St. Sixtus at Rome, has guided to heights of perfection for over seven hundred years the self-sacrificing lives of the members of the Second Order. They are a cloistered order and, therefore, contemplatives devoted to lives of mortification and prayer. Only such work is engaged in as may be necessary for their maintenance and may be done entirely within the cloister. Dominican Third Order Informational Package – Brochure (isidore.co) - PDF FILE
  17. Luigi

    Feed Your Ears

    ^ Thanks, Joachin! I appreciate the feedback! ^ ******************************************************************** Zella Jackson Price was mentored by Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith, both featured in the documentary "Say Amen, Somebody!" Price sang "I'm His Child." But this rendition is by Amber Riley who played Mercedes in "Glee." This is from Season Six, Episode Twelve. It's a very simple song, but that lets the voice take center stage, and it's uplifting.
  18. little2add

    FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME B

    Lord, you are the source of all life and health. As we pray for the sick person, we ask you to bring them healing and comfort. May they feel your presence with them, and may they be strengthened by your love. We pray that you will grant them peace and rest, and that they will be restored to full health. Amen.
  19. JoaquinOrexy

    Feed Your Ears

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  20. Luigi

    Feed Your Ears

    Darrell Webb is a current-generation bluegrass musician. He's been in a number of other people's bands and founded his own, too - The Darrell Webb Band. This is "False Idols." It's not all that new or different in terms of sound or style, but today's first reading and the psalm are about false idols, and I like Webb's chorus line about "it's not their fault that we become disciples."
  21. Thank you for wonderful Monty Python post, Greatly appreciated,
  22. Didacus

    Rosary - Let's Pray It.

    G3.3 Je vous salut Marie, pleine de grâce, le Seigneur est avec vous, vous êtes bénie entres toutes les femmes et Jésus, le fruit de vos entrailles est béni. Sainte Marie, Mère de Dieu, priez pour nous pécheurs, maintenant et a l'heure de notre mort. Amen (pour tous ceux qui sont au purgatoire)
  23. Didacus

    Hello guys!

    Most welcomed all of you and may you all be blessed.
  24. StJoanOfArc

    Hello guys!

    No, definitely encourage him!
  25. Thy Geekdom Come

    Hello guys!

    Don’t encourage him!
  26. Luigi

    Feed Your Ears

    Tom Prasado-Rao was born in Ethiopia to parents of Indian parents. He was raised in Washington, DC. He was a successful sing, songwriter, and music teacher. He battled cancer the last five years, and died on June 19th, 2024 at the age of 66. He has a warm voice and a restrained guitar style. He was actually Muslim, of the Rumi branch. But in this song, he asks "Was Jesus a Sailor?" It's a slow, contemplative song.
  27. Luigi

    Hello guys!

    ^ LIKE ^
  28. Thy Geekdom Come

    Hello guys!

    Dorklings. Yo @Akalyte, remember Paltalk? Remember being the only other person in the room when Raphael started flirting with @StColette? Behold the offspring.
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