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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Roman Martyrology

  So profound was their love for Jesus! So great was their courage! The Roman Martyrology is a daily inspiration,  reminding us of how Jesus gave His life for us. What a glorious example has been set for us by these holy men and women of God. Spiritual transformation is inevitable upon contemplation of their boundless love and absolute surrender to His perfect will. Praises be to jesus forever!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Sweet

     Dr. And Mrs. Hahn's courageous journey into our Catholic Church is beautifully detailed in their book Rome Sweet Home.  Warm is the welcome of our Blessed Mother, whose wandering children have longed to feast on the fullness of our Catholic faith.
    Jesus never abandons us, as He patiently waits to shower us with the Divine graces and blessings of His Holy Eucharist.  The pages of Rome Sweet Home are filled with inspiration and encouragement for all Catholic converts and reverts. I am so grateful to have read this book during my return to our Catholic faith!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

el reflejo del amor

     What a joy it is to bear the reflection of Christ's love within our hearts! "Meditación Musical" is a captivating assortment of joyful hymns of praise and thanksgiving, presented by a variety of Hispanic artists. For many years these melodies have added a particular exuberance to so many of our family activities. In particular, the performance of Pescador de Hombres so tenderly rendered by José Guadalupe Esparza, always reminds us of one, whose brief time with us showed us the true meaning of an unshakable trust in the hearts of Jesus and Mary. "Meditación Musical" (CD) can be purchased @ amazon.com".
     ¡Qué alegría es llevar el reflejo del amor de Cristo en nuestros corazones!  "Meditación Musical"  es una cautivante surtido de himnos alegres de alabanza y gratitud, presentado por una variedad de artistas hispanos. Durante muchos años estas melodías han añadido una exuberancia particular a tantas de nuestras actividades familiares. En particular, la actuación de Pescador de Hombres tan tiernamente rendido por José Guadalupe Esparza, siempre nos recuerdan a aquel, cuyo breve tiempo con nosotros nos enseñó el verdadero significado de una confianza inquebrantable en los corazones de Jesús y María. "Meditación Musical" (CD) se puede comprar @ amazon.com.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

The Best Way

     Among the many informational and uplifting publications by Matthew Kelly founder of Dynamic Catholic.com, "The Best Way to Live, a CD, is an excellent resource for Confirmation catechists, students and parents. In this recording Mr. Kelly reaches Confirmation aspirants and their parents with joyful clarity and accuracy. We Catholics are blessed with a treasury of beautiful, life giving, Scripturally based, teachings and traditions. 
     The Holy Spirit's gifts help us to spiritually survive, thrive and grow closer to Jesus as we navigate through all of the distractions the world has to offer. This CD is enjoyable, lively and applicable to the daily life of any Catholic Christian. Mr. Kelly has again succeeded in producing a great work of Catholic Evangelization.   

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Love, Strength

     Easily overlooked is the serene gift of Jesus, so humbly present in the Holy Eucharist. Precious time can slip away amid life's pressing events. Quiet moments with Jesus in prayer and contemplation transform chaos into tranquility, resentment into love and spiritual infirmity into joyous union with Him. Engaging our hearts with that of Jesus frees our spirits from cumbersome efforts to overcome life's challenges.
   Meditations from The Prisoner of Love by Father Francis X. Lasance assist us in engaging our hearts with that of Jesus. Our spirits, freed from cumbersome attempts to resolve life's issues we turn to the One whose love strengthens us daily. This publication may be difficult to find, but definitely worth the effort. 

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Every Day a Saint

     Saints to Remember, published by Saint Benedict's Center is an unique daily compilation of Saints and their feast days. Easily read by all ages, this little treasure contains often forgotten historical Catholic Traditions. 
     Every day's reading bears food for contemplation as the virtues of canonized Saints and Biblical figures unfold throughout the year. Biblical timeline correlations enrich the reader's appreciation of the holy events in our Liturgical year.  

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Suffering

     Because of His infinite love for us, Our Heavenly Father desires us to be happy. We live in a fallen world. Suffering is inevitable. Our beautiful and holy Catholic traditions provide us with supernatural tranquility and miraculous union with Jesus, especially during the worst times in our lives. 
     The lessons shared by Mr. Jeff Cavins in Lighthouse Catholic Media's CD entitled "15 Things to do in the Midst of Suffering" are invaluable for all Christians as we seek to follow God's holy will in all of life's circumstances. Mr. Cavins does a wonderful job of explaining how, through God's holy and perfect love, our most tragic experiences serve to draw us closer to Our Blessed Lord.