By Grace You Have Been Saved

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ദിവ്യബലി വായനകൾ – Friday of the 3rd week of Lent

🔵🔵🔵🔵🔵🔵🔵🔵🔵🔵🔵_____________ 🌺🕯🕯 ....✝🍛🍸🙏🏼....🕯🕯🌺 ദിവ്യബലി വായനകൾ - ലത്തീൻക്രമം _____________ 🔵 വെള്ളി, 12/3/2021 Friday of the 3rd week of Lent - Proper Readings (see also The Samaritan Woman) Liturgical Colour: Violet. പ്രവേശകപ്രഭണിതം സങ്കീ 86:8,10 കര്‍ത്താവേ, ദേവന്മാരില്‍ അങ്ങേക്കു തുല്യനായി ആരുമില്ല, എന്തെന്നാല്‍, അങ്ങ് വലിയവനാണ്, വിസ്മയകരമായ കാര്യങ്ങള്‍ അങ്ങു നിര്‍വഹിക്കുന്നു. അങ്ങു മാത്രമാണ് ദൈവം. സമിതിപ്രാര്‍ത്ഥന കര്‍ത്താവേ, ഞങ്ങളുടെ ഹൃദയങ്ങളിലേക്ക് അങ്ങേ കൃപ കാരുണ്യപൂര്‍വം ചൊരിയണമേ. … Continue reading ദിവ്യബലി വായനകൾ – Friday of the 3rd week of Lent

When God is Silent

Musings from a Catholic Convert

I had accepted Christ, but there was something wrong. I remember feeling a distinct emptiness when I was sitting in the pew at church, or praying quietly at home. I didn’t feel His presence. I didn’t feel the same way that other Christians seemed to express in worship- the exuberant joy of knowing Him both intimately and spiritually. Even such people as St. Therese of Lisieux, a very popular saint in Roman Catholicism, experienced a crisis of faith which she expressed as being tormented by darkness. This doubt mocked her, and she describes her experience thusly:

“It’s all a dream, this talk of a heavenly country, bathed in light, scented with delicious perfumes, and of a God who made it all, who is to be your possession in eternity! You really believe, do you? That the mist, which hangs about you, will clear away later on? All right, all right…

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Befriended by Joseph

Beyond the Habit

By Sister Marcella Clancy

When we bloggers are asked which dates we might want to submit a blog, I almost always say “it doesn’t matter”. This time, I specifically requested the first date in March. March is the month of St. Joseph. About 6 years ago, when I moved from Cleveland back to the Detroit area, I was apprehensive about finding a place to live. It seemed appropriate to pray to Joseph. He was given responsibility for finding safe shelter for Mary and Jesus. So, I thought maybe he would help me. That began an increasing sense of the very quiet, tender, subtle presence of Joseph in my life.

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I didn’t bury a statue of Joseph. I know some folks do that. I didn’t have an A-Ha! moment, like “Wow, this is the place! Thanks, Joseph!” No, there was just the sense of a gentle, caring presence gradually assuring my…

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