Red in the Flower Bed

This month I’ve been asked by Tribute Books to review “Red in the Flower Bed” by Andrea Nepa. It is a nice illustrated children’s story about interracial adoption. At first I wasn’t going to do it as I couldn’t figure out how it might apply to the purpose of this blog, that of recovering from …

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Making room in the Inn

Advent, a time of waiting for the coming of Christ the Lord. How well do we receive Him into our lives? Is He welcome in all areas of it or do we compartmentalize (pigeon-hole) Him in convenient places? There are many distractions, and we do not make sufficient room for Him in the inn that …

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LET IT PASS AND IT WILL PASS

Spirit Daily has an article posted yesterday (or today) entitled: LET IT PASS AND IT WILL PASS. It is on the spiritual and sacramental benefits of Confession. In Twelve Step movements we usually hear a lot about cleaning up the past, and this in important in 4th and 5th Step work. Past hurts, resentment and …

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He is a glutton and a drunkard

The Gospel Reading for the Mass for Friday of the Second Week of Advent is the one in which Jesus is called a “glutton and a drunkard.” Matthew 11:16-19: “‘To what shall I compare this generation? It is like children who sit in marketplaces and call to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, …

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Novena to the Immaculate Conception for Alcoholics: Day 9

Pray daily: O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, didst prepare a worthy dwelling place for thy Son, we beseech thee that, as by the foreseen death of this, thy Son, thou didst preserve her from all stain, so too thou wouldst permit us, purified through her intercession, to come …

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All About The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Tomorrow, December 8th, is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. The following is a link to an article on the feast day: Immaculate Conception Feast: All About The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (Via ChurchYear.net.) Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)”The …

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Novena to the Immaculate Conception for Alcoholics: Day 8

Pray daily: O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, didst prepare a worthy dwelling place for thy Son, we beseech thee that, as by the foreseen death of this, thy Son, thou didst preserve her from all stain, so too thou wouldst permit us, purified through her intercession, to come …

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Novena to the Immaculate Conception for Alcoholics: Day 7

Pray daily: O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, didst prepare a worthy dwelling place for thy Son, we beseech thee that, as by the foreseen death of this, thy Son, thou didst preserve her from all stain, so too thou wouldst permit us, purified through her intercession, to come …

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Novena to the Immaculate Conception for Alcoholics: Day 6

Pray daily: O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, didst prepare a worthy dwelling place for thy Son, we beseech thee that, as by the foreseen death of this, thy Son, thou didst preserve her from all stain, so too thou wouldst permit us, purified through her intercession, to come …

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Patient endurance

The Office of Readings from the Liturgy of the Hours for this morning had “A treatise on the value of patience, by St Cyprian” from which I excerpt the following parts: “What we do not see, we hope, for Patience is a precept for salvation given us by our Lord our teacher: Whoever endures to …

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