(Photo from Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. - God’s Excessive Love - Used With Permission)
" "..remember, no one is fit to comprehend heavenly things, who hath not resigned himself to suffer adversities with Christ."– From Meditation On The Passion

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Pondering Tidbits of Truth - March 15, 2018

 Pondering Tidbits of Truth is my simple and inadequate way of providing nuggets of spiritual wisdom for you to chew on from time to time.

 St. Anthony Mary Claret

"...the most important point on which depends your whole welfare in the spiritual life: this point is that one must tread in the footsteps which Jesus Christ left before us, and keeping Him faithful company, patiently bear the desolation and affliction in one’s spirit, pain and hardships in one’s body, outrages, injuries, ill-will and persecution from whatever source they come. One who has no willingness to walk this road will never find God, and much less will he come to a pure and perfect love for Him…"

(From The Golden Key to Heaven)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Worth Revisiting - What Do We Need To Be Told Again and Again?

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A picture and a few words:

What Do  We Need To Be Told Again and Again?

(Originally posted June 22, 2017)

Eucharistic Reflection - No More Holy Moment Than This

"The Church is hushed as the words fall silently from the sacramental lips of the priest. In answer to these words, Jesus Christ opens the gates of heaven and descends upon the altar with a mighty retinue of angels and saints.

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On the altar, He is as truly present as when upon the Cross, where He appeared for us; as truly present as He is in heaven, where He continues to appear for us before the Eternal Father. 

In the priest's elevated hands we see Christ, our Redeemer. There is no moment on earth more holy than this! Let us look at the Host and at the Chalice, saying with the faith of St. Thomas: 'My Lord and my God'."

(Father John T. McMahon from Live the Mass)

Monday, March 12, 2018

Monday Musings - Feeling Incomplete?

“I feel so incomplete,” the Pastor announced at the end of Mass.

The parish we had visited during a recent trip (not the one depicted below) had been holding Stations of the Cross during Lent in their newly constructed Church even though the physical Stations of the Cross had not yet arrived or been mounted on the Church walls.

“The Stations are coming,” Father assured his congregation. “We won’t be looking at empty walls much longer.”

I understood that sentiment and how having the physical Stations would enhance that prayerful devotion.


Was there not a far more compelling reason for all of us to feel incomplete?

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Worth Revisiting - Divine Prisoner of Love

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Here is my contribution:

Eucharistic Reflection - Divine Prisoner of Love

(Originally published November 12, 2013)



(St.Agatha's, Canastota, NY)

“O Jesus, Divine Prisoner of Love, when I consider Your love and how You emptied Yourself for me, my senses deaden. You hide Your inconceivable majesty and lower Yourself to miserable me. O king of Glory, though You hide Your beauty, yet the eye of my soul rends the veil. I see the angelic choirs giving You honor without cease, and all the heavenly Powers praising You without cease, and without cease they are saying: Holy, Holy, Holy.

Eucharistic Reflection - The Best Food

"My children you are body and soul and you have a duty to feed both. The best food for the soul is the Body and Blood of your Savior and Lord Jesus Christ, but you must accept it worthily and knowledgeably. To accept it worthily you must be in the state of grace. To accept it knowledgeably, you must understand and acknowledge and believe that My Son Jesus Christ's Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity are present in the Host.

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It is only by recognizing what really takes place in Mass that you can obtain the full benefits. My children, if you don't understand the importance of the Eucharist, read, there are good books. Ignorance must be overcome My children, you are chosen to bring the world back to My love: and the way is by the Eucharist.

Make the Eucharist the center of your lives and all will be well."

(From Words from God by Matthew Kelly)

Monday, March 5, 2018

Monday Musings - Podcast - Come to The Foot of The Cross

(Photo©Michael Seagriff)

If we want to stop finding fault with others, let us come to the foot of the Cross and gaze into the eyes of our suffering, dying, loving God.

Start your journey here.