Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Lent 2015

Lent begins next week!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Garden Blessings

Saint Fiacre, intercede before God for all gardeners, that their gardens may produce well and be a place of peace and meditation. Amen.

Hail Mary!

Sunday, December 1, 2013


The First Sunday of Advent and the first day of the new liturgical year!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Center on Christ

Dear young people, you have many plans and dreams for the future.  But, is Christ at the center of each of your plans and dreams?

Pope Francis 
via Twitter: @Pontifex

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Prayers needed

Please pray for the full recovery of Thomas Peters! 

Visit tpetersrecovery.blogspot.com for more information.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Jesus, I trust in you!

This is a juxtaposition of the photo negative of the Shroud of Turin with the divinely inspired Vilnius Divine Mercy. 

Choose Life

I love trees, but love babies even more. I don't understand contradictory stances like this but find them all over. 

From the same token how can a person claim to be pro-life but for the death penalty or against the environment. We need to be consistent in our thinking, otherwise we look pretty foolish.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Jesus Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God
have mercy on me, a sinner.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Gosnell Trial

For any who still didn't believe in media bias, ask yourself why is it we still are hearing about Newtown, but no one is saying a word about the Gosnell trial? Regardless of where one stands on the issue of abortion, this covers far more territory than that. But clearly the media, now out and out lying as to why they aren't covering the story, is terrified on losing ground on an issue in which they've had extreme bias and in the face of rapidly decreasing support. It seems apparent that we cannot be trusted with stories that might sway our thinking... Journalists everywhere should be ashamed.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Psalm 22

My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?

2 O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.

3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.

5 They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.

6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,

8 He trusted on the Lord that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.

9 But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.

10 I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly.

11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.

12 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.

14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.

15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.

18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

19 But be not thou far from me, O Lord: O my strength, haste thee to help me.

20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.

21 Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.

22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

23 Ye that fear the Lord, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.

24 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.

25 My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.

26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the Lord that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.

27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

28 For the kingdom is the Lord's: and he is the governor among the nations.

29 All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.

30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.

Friday, March 15, 2013

A Prayer for Pope Francis

Lord, source of eternal life and truth,

give to your shepherd Francis

a spirit of courage and

right judgment, a spirit of

knowledge and love.

By governing with fidelity those

entrusted to his care, may he,

as Successor to the

Apostle Peter and Vicar of Christ,

build your Church

into a sacrament of unity,

love, and peace for all the world.

We ask this through our Lord

Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns

with You and the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever.


from the
Basilica of the National Shrine
of the Immaculate Conception