Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Act of Faith

O my God, I firmly believe that you are one God in three divine persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I believe that your divine Son became man and died for our sins, and that he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the holy catholic Church teaches, because in revealing them you can neither deceive nor be deceived.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Prayer to restore the locust/wasted years, Contemplative prayers from St Teresa of Avila, Joel 2:25

From: Catholic Deliverance Power

Carrying a regret for those lost / wasted years from the past..? The Lord can restore those locust years in an instant. Believe!! Pray along and meditate on the words of St Teresa of Avila.. Keep this prayer running and let His praise fill your habitat.

"I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten-- the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm ......" Joel 2:25

O my God! Source of all mercy!
I acknowledge Your sovereign power.
While recalling the wasted years that are past,
I believe that You, Lord,
can in an instant turn this loss to gain.
Miserable as I am,
yet I firmly believe that You can do all things.
Please restore to me the time lost,
giving me Your grace,
both now and in the future,
that I may appear before You in "wedding garments."

Let Nothing Trouble You
Let nothing upset you,
let nothing startle you.
All things pass;
God does not change.
Patience wins
all it seeks.
Whoever has God
lacks nothing:
God alone is enough.

May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content knowing you are a child of God. Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.

Christ has no body now, but yours. No hands, no feet on earth, but yours. Yours are the eyes through which Christ looks compassion into the world.Yours are the feet with which Christ walks to do good. Yours are the hands with which Christ blesses the world.

You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him.

Dear St Teresa of Avila draw my soul close to my beloved God.. Fill me with divine inspirations, inspire in me heavenly wisdom and divine intellect so as to be in constant companionship with my Lord. Bless my memory, erase hurts and revive in my thoughts the mighty blessings of God from the past. 

O my Beloved, you are so good! May you be blessed forever. May all things praise you, my God. You have loved us so much that we are able to speak of communion between you and our souls here in our exile. This proves your boundless generosity and magnanimity, even in the case of souls who are already good. This abundance is who you are, my Lord; you give according to your nature. O Infinite Bounty, your works are magnificent!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Rosary Miracle - Safe in the Midst of Hiroshima Nuclear Blast !!

Original Source: http://www.holysouls.com/sar/rosarymiracle.htm

Rosary Miracle - Safe in the Midst of Hiroshima Nuclear Blast 
Feb 2000
Dr. Stephen A. Rinehart    &   
 Dr. Richard F. Hubbell

Please distribute freely - but only in its entirety only - Thanks!!
God can and does miraculously protect those consecrated to Him - especially through the Rosary - even in the midst of a powerful nuclear detonation. Every effort at meticulous and verifiable accuracy - with as many direct sources as possible being quoted and URL's being provided - in the preparation of this article - which originally came about as a series of emails between the two authors.

Rosary Miracle at Hiroshima - August 6th, 1945
There was a home eight blocks (about 1 kilometer) from where the A-Bomb went off in Hiroshima Japan. This home had a church attached to it which was completely destroyed, but the home survived, and so did the eight German Jesuit missionaries who prayed the rosary in that house faithfully every day.  These men were missionaries to the Japanese people, they were non-military, but because Germany and Japan were allies during WWII they were permitted to live and minister within Japan during the war.  Not only did they all survive with (at most) relatively minor injuries, but they all lived well past that awful day with no radiation sickness, no loss of hearing, or any other visible long term defects or maladies.  Naturally, they were interviewed numerous times (Fr. Schiffer, a survivor, said over 200 times) by scientists and health care people about their remarkable experience and they say "we believe that we survived because we were living the message of Fatima.  We lived and prayed the rosary daily in that home." Of course the secular scientists are speechless and incredulous at this explanation - and they are sure there is some "real" explanation - but at the same time over 55 years later the scientists are still absolutely bamboozled when it comes to finding a plausible scenario to explain the missionary's unique escape from the hellish power of that bomb.

by Fr.  Paul Ruge, O.F.M.I.
At 2:45 a.m.  on August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber took off from the island of Tinian to drop the first atomic bomb on Japan.  At 8:15 a.m.  the bomb exploded eight city blocks from the Jesuit Church of Our Lady's Assumption in Hiroshima.  Half a million people were annihilated.  However, the church and four Jesuit fathers stationed there survived: Fathers Hugo Lassalle, Kleinsorge, Cieslik and Schiffer.  (RH note - all other accounts state clearly that there were eight Jesuits stationed in this home not four - and it is well known that all eight survived - the author of this present article apparently only had the names of four of them, for instance Fr.  Arrupe is left out of the list - and at this writing, I have not been able to find the names of the other three Jesuits. end of note.) According to the experts they "ought to be dead," being within a one-mile radius of the explosion.  Nine days later on August 15, Feast of Our Lady's Assumption, U.S.  forces were ordered to cease fire.
This is the incredible story of the late Fr.  Hubert Schiffer, as retold by Fr.  Paul Ruge.  [1] I met Fr.  Schiffer in the late 70s at the Tri-City Airport in Saginaw, Michigan, as he was going to give a talk for the Blue Army Novena/Triduum.  As I chauffeured him around he told me stories of his life, especially of the atomic explosion at Hiroshima.  On the morning of August 6, 1945, he had just finished Mass, went into the rectory and sat down at the breakfast table, and had just sliced a grapefruit, and had just put his spoon into the grapefruit when there was a bright flash of light.  His first thought was that it was an explosion in the harbor (this was a major port where the Japanese refueled their submarines.)

Then, in the words of Fr.  Schiffer: "Suddenly, a terrific explosion filled the air with one bursting thunderstroke.  An invisible force lifted me from the chair, hurled me through the air, shook me, battered me, whirled me 'round and 'round like a leaf in a gust of autumn wind."[2] The next thing he remembered, he opened his eyes and he was laying on the ground.  He looked around and there was NOTHING in any direction: the railroad station and buildings in all directions were leveled to the ground.

The only physical harm to himself was that he could feel a few pieces of glass in the back of his neck.  As far as he could tell, there was nothing else physically wrong with himself.  Many thousands were killed or maimed by the explosion.  After the conquest of the Americans, their army doctors and scientists explained to him that his body would begin to deteriorate because of the radiation.  Many of the Japanese people had blisters and sores from the radiation.  To the doctors amazement, Fr.  Schiffer's body contained no radiation or ill-effects from the bomb.  Fr.  Schiffer attributes this to devotion to the Blessed Mother, and his daily Fatima Rosary.  He feels that he received a protective shield from the Blessed Mother which protected him from all radiation and ill-effects.  (This coincides with the bombing of Nagasaki where St. Maximilian Kolbe had established a Franciscan Friary which was also unharmed because of special protection from the Blessed Mother, as the Brothers too prayed the daily Rosary and also had no effects from the bomb.) 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fire or Fire . . .

The dove descending breaks the air
With flame on incandescent terror
Of which the tongues declare
The one discharge from sin and error.
The only hope, or else despair
Lies in the choice of pyre or pyre -
to be redeemed from fire by fire.

Who then devised the torment? Love.
Love is the unfamiliar Name
Behind the hands that wove
The intolerable shirt of flame
Which human power cannot remove.
We only live, only suspire
Consumed by either fire or fire.

 - T.S. Eliot, Four Quarterts: "Little Gidding"

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Art Reflects God

Thou hast arranged all things by number, measure & weight." - Wisdom 11:20

For from the greatness & beauty of created things comes a corresponding perception from their Creator. - Wisdom 13:6