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  2. Last November, we launched a new website for our province of Franciscan Sisters of Dillingen (commonly known as Hankinson Franciscans). This afternoon, I got some newer photos up on the slideshow. You're welcome to check out: www.ndfranciscans.org. Also, a comment was made about some of the text looking gray and the white background not being the greatest. Feedback appreciated.
  3. cutenickname

    I'm not choosing the lesser of two evils anymore

    I blocked you, then unblocked you, but decided to stop paying attention to you. But man that is very close to blasphemous, it is lawless and vulgar in any case. Do you actually know Christ?
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  5. cutenickname

    Anima Christi, Translations And Meanings

    Inebriate is a perfectly good translation of inebria. The metaphor of alcohol lubricated joy for the joy of the Lord Jesus' presence is also a good one and has the benefit of shocking puritans, manichaeans, and all manner of folk who imagine that Christ put on flesh without sanctifying the material and the merry (which is the whole idea of a sacrament btw) etc.
  6. chrysostom

    I'm new

    Yo, I'm old!
  7. cutenickname

    Madame Guyon?

    I understand, I think. Sometimes I feel the Church (by which I do not mean to suggest any particular communion) is sometimes clearer in her negative protections/assertions than her positive ones on spiritual things. The walls around certain practices are good and ought be paid attention to, but sometimes the practices themselves are suspect, just not actually damning.
  8. While I agree that Planned Parenthood is racist, and Fr Altman says many things I wish more priests would say, he's clearly very politically biased. This doesn't change minds or hearts, it just gets him cheers from the one's who already agree with him.
  9. https://diolc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Statement-Father-James-Altman-090920.pdf STATEMENT REGARDING FATHER JAMES ALTMAN FROM BISHOP WILLIAM PATRICK CALLAHAN Fr. James Altman has become a social media phenomenon and is now a main stream media story. The amount of calls and emails we are receiving at the Diocesan offices show how divisive he is. I am being pressured by both sides for a comment; one side holds him up as a hero or a prophet, the other side condemns him and vilifies him and demands I silence him. As I review Fr. Altman’s latest video statement of 30 August 2020
  10. -- you cannot be a Catholic and be a Democrat. Period. “climate change is a hoax”, “Planned Parenthood is the most racist organization on the planet” LINK: https://www.weau.com/2020/09/10/local-priest-says-catholics-cannot-be-democrats/
  11. Anastasia

    Madame Guyon?

    Perhaps my thought is unclear but I do not know how to put it better.
  12. Anastasia

    Madame Guyon?

    I am recalling now. Nothing wrong with the abandonment to God's will but emptying the mind deliberately is very wrong. (This is by the way what the modern sub-heresy, "centering prayer", teaches yet they are worse in my opinion because Mme Guyon was very personal about God, unlike the adepts of "centering prayer"). St Teresa of Avila (and all reasonable Carmelites in fact) held the view that the infused contemplation is the gift of God and one can do nothing to obtain it so things like "emptying a mind" is a door to a great self-delusion or sinking into own unconscious at the very best. S
  13. cutenickname

    Madame Guyon?

    It seems she taught a kind of emptying of the mind and "abandonment" to the God's will that is basically un-Christian. All the fatalism of Islam, plus the nihilism of Buddhism. She could have done with decent spiritual direction, but it seems she and her SD became co-dependent.
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  15. Anastasia

    Madame Guyon?

    I read Mme Guyon and about her several years ago; this is why I do not remember my exact thoughts. I came across her because at that time I read all I could find about and by mystics of the Church. All I can say is that there is a multitude of mystical writings but some of them are of "not of the right spirit". Such righting can have almost all right things stated yet the spirit is not right. I truly cannot put it in a clearer way but after reading St John of the Cross, St Teresa of Avila, St. Catherine of Siena etc I felt something was not exactly right about Mme Guyon. I had a similar sense
  16. allshallbewell

    Former Nuns

    Thanks Hna. Caridad, appreciate it. I am in therapy and still working through the trauma and wounds. I think you may have misread my post, I haven't been in the same situation twice. Thank you for the prayers, greatly appreciated. Thank you Sponsa-Christi. I am going to pray about it and see where the spirit takes me. And I agree with you that finding a solid spiritual director is something I really need. Thanks for the advice.
  17. MIKolbe

    I'm new

    hi new!
  18. MIKolbe

    I stigmat

    the dude abides
  19. chrysostom

    September 8: Our Lady's Birthday

    They love Maria Bambina in Milan!
  20. Hna.Caridad

    Former Nuns

    Dear allshallbewell, First of all, I am so sorry that you've experienced such violence, manipulation, and abuse at the hands of those who are supposed to be spiritual leaders and guides. None of it was your fault. Let me repeat that: NONE of what happened was your fault. Before you begin discerning again and/or before (if) you begin dating, it's imperative that you seek out professional counseling/therapy to learn more about how it is that you ended up in these situations not once, but twice. You deserve better and developing the skills of recognizing red flags and responding to
  21. cutenickname

    Madame Guyon?

    This is not intended as a debate. I understand that the Catholic Church condemned Mme Guyon's mysticism as heretical and that this is a Catholic board; but I am confused as to why. She was a proponent of quietism which sounds like contemplative prayer. She lived and died as a devout Catholic in the late 1600s and early 1700s, but her modern following is mostly Evangelical. I am an Anglo-Catholic Episcopalian, but I generally trust the judgments of Rome on these matters; I am just not at all clear on exactly why one ought avoid Mme Guyon's writings. Once again I do not inten
  22. Seven77

    September 8: Our Lady's Birthday

    I have a great devotion to the Nativity of Mary and I love the associated devotion of the infant or child Mary found in many places in the West.
  23. Why choose evil ("evil candidate") when you can choose good instead? Thanks to some of the posters here posting back in 2015-2016, and maybe before, I came to the conclusion of voting for ASP candidates would be the right thing to do in 2016. Also a member of ASP, the only sound political party in the USA. Best choice.
  24. Seven77

    Fatima 2020

    Agreed. The wording of prayers was off and something that Our Lady said did not come across well.
  25. dUSt

    Fatima 2020

    Any rad trad review not written in the language of a Douay-Rheims Bible is completely hypocritical.
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