Friday, June 18, 2010

Just for Fun

so I found this quiz on a fellow servers blog this morning and thought it would be fun to take so here are my results!

What Kind of Catholic Are You?
Your Result: Orthodox

resultYou follow the teachings of the Pope and the Magisterium. You prefer a liturgy that is reverent and beautiful, not tacky and "inclusive." You realize that humble piety is the best approach to God, and practice this in your daily life. Incense, gold, exquisite vestments, massive candles, and cloistered nuns are your cup of tea.

What Kind of Catholic Are You?
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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pray for the Priest!

I know I missed the boat on this year devoted entirely to the Priesthood, but I feel that now that the year for the priest has ended, we are all asking, well where do we go now? I encourage everyone to continue to pray for priest, support your priest, and encourage those young men who wish to join their ranks (pray for my vocation!). in theses recent years we have forgotten to pray for priest (especially when they're in error) Priest struggle so much especially today with the modern attacks on the faith, and the recent troubles in the Church, Priest have much to suffer. Saint John Marie Vianney the patron of priest said

"Without the priest, the passion and death of our Lord would be of no avail. It is the priest who continues the work of redemption here on earth...What use would be a house filled with gold, were there no one to open its door? The priest holds the key to the treasures of heaven: it is he who opens the door: he is the steward of the good Lord; the administrator of His goods...Leave a parish for twenty years without a priest and they will end by worshiping the beasts there..The priest is not a priest for himself, he is a priest for you."

This is why we need priest more than anything! Pray for Priest! Pray for an increase in Vocations Continually!! May no one go with out the keeper of the keys to the doors of all the treasures that God has gifted us!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Rosary My first Chatechism

Today is the feast of Saint Germain Cousin, I was reading her story and something struck me while I was reading, and that was the line that said "The Rosary was her only book". This brought me back to the days before my conversion, before I The Catholic Faith. it wasn't until recently that I realized how much the Rosary played a part in my conversion. I remember, I was just a kid (maybe about 12) with really very little interest in religion, God, and the whole gig (I was that kid that tried to sleep on my mothers lap during Sunday service). I recall that God, Jesus were people that the preachers spoke (shouted) about on Sundays and the rest of the week well they kinda just disappeared (except for prayer before bed). and than came my entrance into Catholic school in 6th grade, And so the grueling introductory to Catholic prayer, etiquette, Mass, gestures etc. began and to be completely honest, I hated it. Interestingly enough learning the Rosary was my biggest obstacle. the constant repetition, learning prayers that were foreign to me and the whole nine yards. And than that's when it all changed, My Religion Teacher at the time in an attempt to keep us all interested in what she was teaching showed us the movie The Miracle of Fatima, and I was deeply affected by the Fatima Message, and The Love of Our Lady! (for those who do not know the Fatima Story please follow this link and from that point forward my life was changed! I grew in Love for Our Lady and her Holy Rosary, and eventually the Led me to Christ and his Holy Church. so here I sit 9 years later as a member of that Church, and discerning a vocation the the priesthood (this is a very sparknoted version of my conversion story)

I say all this because, not only did I grow in Love for Our Lord and Our Lady, I grew in Understanding and knowledge of the truth! The Rosary in itself (if prayed with the right intention, and form) is theology without books, It is scripture without a Bible. through meditation of the Mysteries of our salvation we go on a mystical pilgrimage with Our Lady through the fundamental mysteries of our salvation. Our Lady gently teaches us the faith, and inspires in us a intimate loving knowing of Our Lord and herself. through the Rosary Our Lady draws us into her heart where she kept all things "And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them. And his mother kept all these words in her heart" Luke 2:51


Monday, June 14, 2010

My Private Prayer to The infant of Prague for the protection of Children

Dearest Infant Jesus, Holy Child of Prague!
You, The God of the whole universe, who in your great love for us
Came down from heaven to save us from the evil and corruption of sin!
you who in your ministry said "If you do not become like little Children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven". Dearest Child Jesus in your great love protect the lives and souls and dignity of all Children! These little ones who are so precious to your most Sacred and Adorable Heart, protect them oh infant Lord, From all that would do them harm physically, From all that will take them from you spiritually, for all that would harm them mentally. I pray for the healing of those Children who have been harmed dearest Jesus, Let them know you love them sweetest Jesus and draw them ever closer to your heart, and heal them of all their wounds, Physically, Mentally, Spiritually. Keep them ever in your Love dearest Jesus, this I ask. Amen