Several of the psalms begin with these words: “Sing to the Lord a new song.” That is surprising, because we repeat the same psalms, say these same words again and again. But sung with love, the song really is always new, because love makes everything new all the time. Love never tires. The Holy Spirit […]Read More …with love…
In the inner stillness where meditation leads, the Spirit secretly anoints the soul and heals our deepest wounds. St John of the Cross In our daily lives, if the words of St John of the Cross are not our preoccupation, we should really be worried. It isn’t enough to seemingly have the exterior of our […]Read More The whisper of a gentle air.
This photo is taken by my friend, the famous Roman pilgrim, Agnese. She even makes her way up to Germany. I was down in the pews and just enjoyed the graces of the First Mass, the ceremonies, and the fantastic organ: Click HERE to listen to the recording of the Improvisation sur le Te Deum, […]Read More Te Deum [AUDIO]
O Mary, who bore Christ, flesh of your flesh, blood of your blood, intercede for us, that we may be pure and holy in body and soul. Click here for the First Saturday devotions.Read More First Saturday: July 2019
I pray this month of the Precious Blood will be fruitful for your spiritual life. It is always interesting to see how the Liturgical Year layers itself throughout its time and throughout its devotion. The First Friday devotions seem to take on a life so imbued with the surrounding Liturgical days. I encourage you to […]Read More First Friday: July 2019
Today begins Our Lady’s Lent. St. Francis of Assisi kept this Lenten Fast from July 1st until the Feast of the Assumption. It is also suggested that St. Peter Damian, an Umbrian, might have brought this practice about with the reform of clergy and religious during the 11th century in Italy. Another Umbrian kept this […]Read More Blessed Feast of the Precious Blood!
Lord, have mercy on us.Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.Christ, hear us.Christ, graciously hear us. God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us. God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us. […]Read More Litany of the Precious Blood