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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 …

Finding Answers: Spiritual Exercise 06/08/20

Facing Our Immortality Support Group Call Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm MDT (8:30 pm to 10:00 pm EDT) Call Uber Conference at 720-735-7025 or Online at uberconference.com/facingourimmortality 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. Finding Answers    Men and women with brilliant minds have peopled the ranks of science for centuries.  It is rarely mentioned that many of them have steadfastly acknowledged God as the source of the mysteries and marvels of creation they study.  One wonders why the false dichotomy between science and faith persists.  Science explores many things. But it is not the origin of its discoveries. Little Jacinta Marto, one of the newly canonized shepherd children who received the visitations …

Our New Book “Gathering The Light: Treasures Out Of The Darkness”

Announcing a new book by Sr. Anne Marie Walsh, Society of Our Lady Of The Most Holy Trinity (SOLT). These thoughtful reflections have been most helpful to our cherished monthly support group participants. Now these reflections, along with other treasures, are all together in one book to help you on your spiritual journey. “Gathering The Light” is a collection of articles, reflections and poetry. Many of the articles have appeared in various Catholic publications. It is set up in such a way that it can be used for personal reflection, book studies and support groups. We have been using a reflection from this collection every time we meet as the “Facing Our Immortality” cancer support group. In the midst of serious illness, or perhaps because of it, the desire to know the deep things of God becomes even more active and especially efficacious. The format of “Gathering The Light” offers focal points of light meant to help us see what perhaps we have not seen before. Each article, with a few exceptions, hovers around one-thousand …

UPDATE NEW RETREAT DATES: Embracing God’s Dream For My Life.

We need to let you know there has been a change in the retreat dates for our upcoming retreat. We have moved the dates from September to the month of October. Our next retreat will be October 17-20, 2019 in Carroll, Iowa, land of beautiful rolling fields and fresh air. Domus Trinitatis, Home Of The Trinity Retreat Center, has two houses and a hermitage located on beautiful expansive countryside property. We sincerely apologize for this change but Sr. Anne Marie must address some unexpected health issues at this time and it is better to move the retreat to October. ”Embracing God’s Dream For My Life” is an exceptionally significant topic for all of us, but especially more for those who have been suffering with life threatening illnesses. Important details are listed below: Dates:  October 17-20, 2019 Times:  We will start approximately 4:00 pm on Thursday the 17th, and conclude after lunch on Sunday the 20th. Exact details are still pending. Address: 24750 Noble Ave, Carroll, IA 51401 Contact Phone: (720) 892-5817. This is a google voice number, …

Imagine Your Eternity

Hi from Denise. I thought I might post a little bit about some of the thoughts people shared during our most recent evening retreat with Sr. Anne Marie Walsh. You may have noticed I started naming our spiritual exercise group “evening retreats with Sr. Anne Marie”. I don’t know about you but when we are all together with Sr. Anne it feels like a mini-retreat. During our evening retreats we have a refreshing opportunity move away from ourselves and closer to God. Because our world is filled to capacity with distractions it takes enormous effort to say “no” to the subtle temptations of our society. July’s spiritual exercise was about how we feed and nurture our souls. Are we attending to activities which are “life giving”? She asks “Are we eating from the Tree of Life or from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? Everything we do can either prepare us for salvation or make obtaining our salvation more difficult. Sr. Anne’s voice is comforting and strong, like that of what we may …

Our Next Evening Retreat: July 8th

I pray your Pentecost Sunday was just the first of many days whereby you pray for the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Come, Holy Spirit, Come. We will bring to you our next group, via conference call, on July 8, 2019. More to come! Please pray for the repose of the soul of Greg Walsh, Sr. Anne Marie’s brother. He passed away very recently. Mary, Mother of God, pray for us. God Bless you!

Join us May 20th for an Evening Retreat about “Our Lady of Conquering Love”

In these times of uncertainty we need and crave what can be relied upon. If you are sick, or caring for one who is ill, stability can seem fleeting and elusive. The love given to us from our Blessed Mother is constant, stronger than we can imagine with our human minds and meant to bring us to her son, our Lord Jesus. Please take a moment to gift to yourself an evening retreat where we will pray and join in spiritual exercises with Sr. Anne Marie Walsh, SOLT. Please share this opportunity with anyone who could benefit from a gentle reminder about Our Lady of Conquering Love.