- The amazing story of the 13 becoming Catholic!
- Our marriage stories - "The world needs LIGHTS!"
- John's cancer stories
- Now the stories of John's 4 sisters...Ruth, Nancy, Maria, and Susan/Little Sister Hallel!
- Susan Angela Agnes/Little Sister Hallel - the story of a Call
- The story of little Lamb - grandson Patrick
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
It was great to see the Gospel for today was the Matthew version of Jesus calming the storm! As St Francis De Sales puts it so beautifully - "He will either shield you from suffering or will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations." Life can be challenging, but he is all merciful and loving and walks with us carrying our Cross!
These two are great friends..
The Psalm from mass today - #26 Search me, O Lord, and try me; test my soul and my heart. For your mercy is before my eyes, and I walk in your truth. How important is this truth in this age of so much confusion and falsehood? It baffles and saddens me to see so many that are misled by the same sex marriage.. what would have been appalling 50 years ago is now accepted and celebrated. How did we get so off track and confused about The Truth? Lord, show us your Mercy and The Truth to live by!
Jesus, we are yours and we thank you for your Mercy and unconditional love for us. May we return that to all those we love and are given to raise as LIGHTS! Jesus, we trust in you. Amen and Hallelujah
Monday, June 29, 2015
So fun to be here painting again! I told Mary that I have loved doing this with her since she was 2 years old!
From Maria's blog today - her 4 in a boat that dad helped them make out of boxes!
I will leave it at this, because the internet is loading my pictures slowly - that is enough to share the wonderful day we have had as Michigan #1! Bless-bless, Barb
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Such a powerful Gospel today of healing!!! Mark 5:21-34 is absolutely to best! Jesus, is touched from behind by the woman who had been hemorrhaging for 12 years..."If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured." Such Faith out of desperation and suffering, and an answer to her prayer - healed!
I have witnessed this a few years back in the church on campus at St Paul Seminary! Susan invited me up to here her give a short reflection on how much she loves Jesus in His Eucharist as a gathering of Cora Jesu/Heart of Jesus was beginning. Her sharing led into the procession forward of Jesus in the monstrance to praise and worship singing that continued throughout. In the wings were many priests to hear confessions/reconciliations/healings by our all merciful Lord, who loves us unconditionally! There was a scarf around the base of the monstrance, so that those present could come forward and touch the hem of his garment as they asked in Faith for that same healing, which continues to this day! Since in Adoration at retreats this has been carried forward... such a deeply personal touch with Jesus!
Jesus, I need you this day. Jesus, I trust in you this day. Jesus, heal me this day. Amen and Hallelujah