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Joan N liked Christina Chase's blog post Advent Light
Sunday
Joan N liked Mai-Anh Le's blog post Do You Have the Christmas Spirit Yet?
Sunday
Carol S Bannon replied to Joan N's discussion Discouragement and Gratitude
"Blessed Fr. Solanus always advised one to wake up each morning and thank God for all the good things they have. I have tried to remember to do exactly that ... and it is a great way to start each day."
Nov 10
Joan N replied to Joan N's discussion Discouragement and Gratitude
"For those of us in the USA, Thanksgiving will soon be upon us.  For me, it's a good time of year to add to my gratitude list.  As I look over it, I'm reminded how very blessed I am. Bet you are also. "
Nov 9

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Discouragement and Gratitude

Started by Joan N in Prayers. Last reply by Carol S Bannon Nov 10. 39 Replies

Do you feel your prayers aren't being heard?Even though we're all unique, do you compare your life to that of others?Are you finding you're moving away from the Lord?There are times in our life when circ***tances seem to be over-whelming. Some may…Continue

Tags: overwhelmed, discouragement, gratitude, serenity

About Me and Questions

Started by Logan Hoopes in Faith Life. Last reply by Joan N Jul 30. 1 Reply

Hello iCatholic Members! My name's Logan Hoopes and I'm from Nevada. I recently watched my first Mass on Catholic TV and found the service so reverent and beautiful. I felt God leading me to this site, and decided to sign up. I had never been…Continue

Prayer requests for the CatholicTV prayer box!

Started by Kelsey Cronin in Prayers Jun 4. 0 Replies

Hi everyone! Kelsey here. I work at the CatholicTV studios an wanted to invite you to drop your prayer requests in this thread. I will take special note of it and put a little card with your intention written on it in the CatholicTV prayer box. :)Continue

Keep Us Free From All Distress

Started by Mike in Prayers. Last reply by Joan N May 7. 10 Replies

"Keep us free from all distress" says the Priest during the communion ceremony. Isn't that just what we all want?  No distress means happiness.  Even if poor or lacking of things, as long as happiness is in your life, all is well.  Some who are…Continue

Tags: Communion, Mass, Distress

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I am the Immaculate Conception

Posted by Tony Rosa on December 5, 2018 at 3:39am 1 Comment

When our Blessed Mother was asked by Bernadette to tell her name, she answered, "I am the Immaculate Conception"; this is the Immaculata's definition of herself (Conference, 26 July 1931). By these luminous words (at Lourdes) she tells us not only that she was immaculate in her conception, but beyond this that she is the Immaculate Conception as such. Some-thing white is one thing; the whiteness of a thing is some-thing else. Something perfect is one thing; the perfection of a thing is something else. When God said to Moses, "I am the one who is," God was telling him: "What is proper to my essence is that I should always be, by my very nature, of myself, with no other principle of being." The Immaculate Virgin, of…

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THE CHURCH

Posted by Joan N on November 19, 2018 at 7:02am 0 Comments

Job had his faith tested again and again.  Though wonderful things happen in the Church, we still live with the knowledge of money laundering and sexual abuse.  Maybe our faith is being tested.  Will we stay the course or abandon ship? 

At this time, I still choose to be faithful.  Police, teachers and priests don't have as much of my  respect as when I was 20.  However, at that age, I didn't fully realize they were human also.

I keep my eye on the prize - one day being in heaven.  Saying my prayers, helping others, and receiving Holy Communion is how I plan to do it.  I can still be a good and faithful servant even if some of those around me are not. 

THANKSGIVING

Posted by Joan N on November 14, 2018 at 6:40am 0 Comments

Here in the USA, we'll soon be celebrating Thanksgiving.  It's time for me to review my Gratitude List.  Not only do I have such things as my easy access to church and loving family/friends but also my having a great vacuum system and those handy ATM's!

My not having to pump water or wondering where I'll get my next meal is a huge blessing.  Goodness, for food I just have to go to my refrig or call and have it delivered. Abundant blessings! 

This is a good time of year for me to add to my list.  What are some of the things that make you feel grateful? 

 

"Love does not calculate" - Day of Reflection with St Therese of the Child Jesus

Posted by Rae Kelly on September 19, 2018 at 10:30am 0 Comments

You are cordially invited to join us in a Day of Reflection on the Carmelite Spirituality of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face. The session will take place on the weekend before our beautiful Carmelite Sister's Feast Day. "Love does not calculate...", 1-4 PM, SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Attleboro MA. The session will be led by Anna Rae-Kelly OCDS. All welcome, freewill offering. For more details, please visit www.annaprae.com.To Jesus through Mary - your Sister in Carmel, Anna.…

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START of SCHOOL

Posted by Joan N on September 4, 2018 at 10:19am 0 Comments

My prayer:  May all the children returning to school have a safe and productive year.  

May it be so.

TODAY

Posted by Joan N on September 3, 2018 at 5:38pm 0 Comments

Psalm 118:24

This is the day the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and give thanks. 

Let's try to head for the light and be positive.  Let's expect and aim to have a good day.  There are plenty of disturbing and heart-wrenching stories out there.  I try ... most of the time, to see what I can do to make my space in this world a little bit better for others.  In doing so, a warm feeling or a smile comes over me.  I try not to allow the darkness to color my day.  Anyone feel the same way?

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