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The Original Vision: Spiritual Exercise 08/09/21

Please join us Monday 08/09/21 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm MDT (8:30 pm to 10:00 pm EDT) Please ask for technical assistance BEFORE we begin, as the silent reflection is a critical element in the spiritual exercise. Thank you so much. ❤️ Zoom Link: https://us05web.zoom.us/j/4537185699?pwd=emRVOEZwMTY1eGN1bzYrU2VldWhiZz09 Meeting ID: 4537185699 Opening Prayer: The Memorare REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.  Amen The Original Vision In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth and brought man and woman into existence in His own image and likeness, He gave us a direction, a vision for existence. He said: “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it.” This …

Offering A Sacrifice Of Praise: Spiritual Exercise 06/21/21

🌻 New Date: We need to move the date from June 14th to the 21st. Thank you for your patience. 🌻 Please join us Monday 06/21/21 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm MDT (8:30 pm to 10:00 pm EDT) Zoom Link: https://us05web.zoom.us/j/4537185699?pwd=emRVOEZwMTY1eGN1bzYrU2VldWhiZz09 Meeting ID: 4537185699 Opening Prayer: REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.  Amen Offering A Sacrifice Of Praise People are quickly and almost universally captured by stories of unrequited love.  Who hasn’t loved someone and suffered when that love was not returned? In an article by Lisa A Phillips on the great unrequited love stories of literature, mention is made that even the comic strip Peanuts by Charles Schultz “links …

Leaving The Shallows For The Deep: Spiritual Exercise 05/10/21

Please join us Monday 05/10/21 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm MDT (8:30 pm to 10:00 pm EDT) Zoom Link: https://us05web.zoom.us/j/4537185699?pwd=emRVOEZwMTY1eGN1bzYrU2VldWhiZz09 Meeting ID: 4537185699 Opening Prayer: REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.  Amen Leaving The Shallows For The Deep As I sit at the deathbed of a dying brother and question the mystery of life that God gives to each of us, I cannot help but wonder how many of us never leave the shallows of our life to put out into the deep. Aspergers was not diagnosed in Bill’s day, but, because of it, he never knew some of the earthly joys most of us take for granted: marriage, …

Feast Of St. Joseph, The Worker

May 1, 2021 is the Feast of St. Joseph The Worker Source: USCCB: https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/litanies/litany-of-saint-joseph Litany Of St. Joseph This litany is ordinarily enriched with a partial indulgence (Manual of Indulgences, conc. 22). During the Year of Saint Joseph, however—which lasts from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021—the use of the Litany of Saint Joseph has been included among other prayers to St. Joseph enriched with a plenary indulgence (see Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary issued Dec. 8, 2020, section E), which may be earned once a day subject to the usual conditions: sacramental confession, reception of Holy Communion, prayer for the intentions of the Pope, and a total detachment to all sin, including venial sin. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.     God our Father in heaven, have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us. God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us. Holy Mary, pray for us. Saint …

Claiming The Divine Mercy For Ourselves And The Whole World! Spiritual Exercise 04/12/21

Please join us Monday 04/12/21 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm MDT (8:30 pm to 10:00 pm EDT) Zoom Link: https://us05web.zoom.us/j/4537185699?pwd=emRVOEZwMTY1eGN1bzYrU2VldWhiZz09 Meeting ID: 4537185699 Opening Prayer: REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.  Amen Claiming The Divine Mercy For Ourselves And The World! How deeply the Divine Mercy penetrates into a life that claims that mercy! In His Divine Mercy, Jesus freed Mary Magdalene from the demonic in her life, forgave her sins, had a singular relationship with her that was so special he appeared to her in Resurrection even before the Apostles, and made her an Apostle of the Good News of Resurrection! The Lord’s mercy has no restrictions on His …

The Good Shepherd: Spiritual Exercise 03/08/21

Please join us Monday 03/08/21 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm MT (8:30 pm to 10:00 pm ET) Zoom Link: https://us05web.zoom.us/j/4537185699?pwd=emRVOEZwMTY1eGN1bzYrU2VldWhiZz09 Meeting ID: 4537185699 Opening Prayer: REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.  Amen The Good Shepherd Reflection taken from “A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23” by Phillip Keller Book of Psalms Psalm 23 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 23:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, …

Our Lady Of Lourdes, Pray For Us

Our Lady Of Lourdes Oh ever immaculate Virgin, Mother of Mercy, Health of the Sick, Refuge of Sinners, Comfortess of the Afflicted, you know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings. Look upon me with mercy. When you appeared in the grotto of Lourdes, you made it a privileged sanctuary where you dispense your favors, and where many sufferers have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal. I come, therefore, with unbounded confidence to implore your maternal intercession. My loving Mother, obtain my request. I will try to imitate your virtues so that I may one day share your company and bless you in eternity. “On Feb. 11, the Catholic Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, recalling a series of 18 appearances that the Blessed Virgin Mary made to a 14-year-old French peasant girl, Saint Bernadette Soubirous.” Amen.

The Language Of Heaven: Spiritual Exercise 02/08/21

The Language of Heaven One of the deepest purifications in the spiritual life is a purification to the truth.  Closely tied to this is a purification of language… because, we most often offend against the truth through language. Words are meant to convey reality.  They allow us to have honest communication with God and with each other.  Changing words, abusing or misusing language does not change reality but it deeply affects our perception of what is real and what isn’t, and can alter, as a consequence, our views, opinions and thoughts in such a way that we become disconnected from reality, from truth. Josef Pieper, a renowned Catholic philosopher, offers a prophetic warning: “The degradation…of man through man has its beginning at the almost imperceptible moment when the word loses its dignity.  The dignity of the word, to be sure, consists in this: through the word is accomplished what no other means can accomplish, namely, communication based on reality.” To examine our use of language, one has only to imagine what the use of language will …

Spiritual Reflection Group To Resume In February, Stay Tuned

Gospel Bullet For Today: The Baptism Of The Lord This past week has brought many people to their knees. Let us renew our Baptismal vows and truly seek comfort in Jesus. We talk about this but it is difficult to live it when people act with deadly hate on such a massive scale. Do not fall prey to conspiracy theories, no matter which conspiracy theories attract you. Truth Exists In Christ Alone. Today’s Gospel Mk 1:7-11 This is what John The Baptist proclaimed:  “One mightier than I is coming after me. I am not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” It happened in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee  and was baptized in the Jordan by John. On coming up out of the water he saw the heavens being torn open  and the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am …