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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
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
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" 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
Returning to the church after being away for some years. Something a (non-Catholic) friend said sparked my return, I didn't think it was possible. But I looked it up, and found out that a Catholic cannot be separated from the church. This surprised me. So I called the rectory to find out if I was still registered, even after all this time .... I was, only listed as "inactive." Just like that, they moved me over -- just from my phone call! I had a strange feeling of "we left the light on for you." But I am also grateful. How many places will do this?
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…Continue
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.
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?
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.…Continue