“The Kiss of Jesus” — Mother St. Teresa of Calcutta

It’s been a while since I’ve posted though I’ve considered doing so during the last few weeks.  I did write a reflection “Entering More Deeply the Cross”—which has been on my heart for some weeks and I may still post it.  Then today, as I prayed in week three of my preparation for consecration to … Continue reading “The Kiss of Jesus” — Mother St. Teresa of Calcutta

The Jesus Prayer–For Times of Greatest Difficulty

With the hurricanes, the quake in Mexico City, and now the massive shooting in Las Vegas for no perceptible reason, my heart, like that of so many, feels exceedingly sad.  I sit before the Blessed Sacrament and don’t know what to say.  Silence speaks for me.  Yes, I plead for those suffering so grievously, but … Continue reading The Jesus Prayer–For Times of Greatest Difficulty

“Suffering the Absences” — Ven. Conchita Cabrera de Armida

           In one of her last retreats with Venerable Archbishop Luis Martinez, Conchita reflects on “Absences”—especially the palpable absence of Jesus in this retreat:  “Lord,” I said to Him with my heart heavy, “why haven’t You let me feel Your presence during this retreat, as in the others? Why does it seem to me that … Continue reading “Suffering the Absences” — Ven. Conchita Cabrera de Armida

“Canticle of the Cross” — Ven. Archbishop Luis Martinez

Today I was stunned by the profound beauty which I found in UNDER THE GAZE OF THE FATHER, a retreat on the mystical incarnation, which Archbishop Luis Martinez gave in 1935 to Venerable Concepción Cabrera de Armida, our beloved Conchita.  On the ninth day of her retreat, Archbishop Luis spoke of sacrifice. Having referred often … Continue reading “Canticle of the Cross” — Ven. Archbishop Luis Martinez

“My little tabernacle of ordinary life…” – from Ammie’s testimony on being a LIVING HOST

[For my sister Monica, a living host whose faithful heart and soul are being stretched in union with Love Crucified upon a most bitter cross…] Ammie’s revealing testimony was so piercing, so clear in its sorrow and meaning.  Among the many things which she said, was this little phrase, “My little tabernacle of ordinary life,” … Continue reading “My little tabernacle of ordinary life…” – from Ammie’s testimony on being a LIVING HOST

LIVE LINKS/TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIVE LINKS TO MY POSTS AUDIOS:           TEXTS (TITLES): “The Jesus Prayer – For Times of Great Difficulty,” Oct. 2, 2017 “The Root of Spiritual Self-Love,” Sept. 14, 2017 “Suffering the Absences,” Ven. Conchita Cabrara de Armida, Aug. 5, 2017 “Canticle of the Cross,” from a teaching by Ven. Luis Martinez, July 21, 2017 “My little … Continue reading LIVE LINKS/TABLE OF CONTENTS