Monday, August 22, 2011

Inspirations in the Chapel

Every week we spend an hour in the chapel, adoring Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament. It is the best place for peace and prayer.

I was reading the Gospel of Matthew, ch. 15 to 28. And the Lord inspired me to write a story from the Canaanite woman's perspective. I went home, cleaned the kitchen and while the rest of the family watched a movie, I sat down and wrote about 85% of it right then and there. I finished around midnight and woke up at 3 am and tossed and turned. So I got up at 5:20 am, made myself a cup of tea and finished the whole story by 6 am.

The whole point I am making is that when God guides you, the work is effortless and just flows out. That is what happened to me: the story just flowed out of the pen.
And it is quite a work.

Thank you Jesus.

The other inspiration I was given was to act out the Sunday gospel on Saturday night as a family. It is too easy to forget what the Gospel is if it is not read over several times and even meditated upon. So we acted out Matthew 16:13 to 20.
The first time my family read it through it was quite dry. The second reading had more emotion. It was too late to rouse interest in a third reading. But I do want to ask how it affected their hearing of this Gospel on Sunday.

Again, if the Lord builds the house, or writes the story, or inspires the believer....look what can be done.

Sunday, August 7, 2011


During Holy Communion, as I gazed upon the Crucifix, I pondered these words in my soul: God came from Heaven, down to Earth, to feed His people, with Himself.
Now that is real love!!!

Thank you Jesus!

Monday, August 1, 2011

This is my Mother!!

The Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Lord, have mercy
Chrlst, have mercy
Lord, have mercy

Lord, have mercy
Christ have mercy
Lord, have mercy

God our Father ln Heaven
God the Son, Redeemer of the world
God the Holy Spirit
Holy Trinity, one God

have mercy on us
have mercy on us
have mercy on us
have mercy on us

Holy Mary
Holy Mother of God
Most honored of virgins
Mother of Christ
Mother of the Church
Mother of divine grace
Mother most pure
Mother of chaste love
Mother and virgin
Sinless Mother
Dearest of Mothers
Model of motherhood
Mother of good counsel
Mother of our Creator

Virgin most wise
Virgin rightly praised
Virgin rightly renowned
Virgin most powerful
Virgin gentle in mercy
Faithful Virgin

Mirror of justice
Throne of wisdom
Cause of our joy

Shrine of the Spirit
Glory of Israel
Vessel of selfless devotion
Mystical Rose
Tower of David
Tower of ivory
House of gold
Ark of the covenant
Gate of heaven
Morning star
Health of the sick
Refuge of sinners
Comfort of the troubled
Help of Christians

Queen of angels
Queen of patriarchs and prophets
Queen of apostles and martyrs
Queen of confessors and virgins
Queen of all saints
Queen conceived without sin
Queen assumed in to heaven
Queen of the rosary
Queen of families
Queen of peace

Now who would not want a Mother like this. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

what is your treasure

Today's Gospel reading is Matthew 13:44 to 46, where Jesus compares the Kingdom of God to a man who found treasure in a field. So he went and sold all he had so he could buy the field.

So what is your treasure?

My treasure is my Faith in Jesus Christ as the only Son of God; born of the Virgin Mary, who is now our Mother. This Faith is expressed in the 2000 year old Tradition of the Roman Catholic Church.

Though I was raised Catholic, I left during college and for 10 years I was a happy protestant. 20 years ago I came home to the Roman Catholic Church, when a dear and precious friend told me about the Real Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

Once you love Jesus and then find Him Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in Holy Communion, you will never leave Him. He is my treasure.

And my life Through Him, With Him and In Him has given me a marvelous husband and 8 living children, and a very happy,simple, peaceful life.

The world cannot offer that at all.

So I ask you again, What is your treasure?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

God is present here

I had a wonderful experience at Mass today.
Before I tell of this experience I want to set the stage.
My parish has been doing the study of "A Biblical Walk Through the Mass" by Dr. Edward Sri in preparation for the new Roman Missal changes. One part talked about God's presence at Mass. God is present in the Liturgy of the Word and is present at the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
In this brief description of God's presence, I had a picture in my head of a crowd waiting for a king to appear. They waited and when he came into the room, everyone stood and was in awe.
So at Mass today, after the Consecration and before Communion when Father says, "Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world." All of a sudden, I was moved with belief that God is present here right now! It was such profound belief in my heart, head and soul. God of all creation was here and I was in His presence.
What does one say to God?
All I could think of was, "Oh my God, I believe, I adore, I trust and I love thee. I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust and do not love thee."

How an experience like this changes ones prayers.
Praised be Jesus Christ.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

inconstant am I

inconstant am I in keeping a blog
but constant am I in seeking God's face

My husband and I are on day 11 of the 33 day Consecration to Jesus through Mary, as written by St. Louis de Montfort. Each day brings a new insight and treasure to uncover and meditate upon. Today's is the "Divine Will".

Sunday, January 2, 2011

I'm back

I was so excited to keep a blog last year and then my walk with the Sacred Heart of Jesus was/is more real than my I stopped.
But upon thinking of New Year's resolutions for 2011 I decided to write again.
The best thing that happened to me in 2010 was getting closer to Jesus.
Nothing in life matters except Jesus.