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Blessings to all my readers! How excited I am to share with you every little tidbit that comes to me through the fire of the Holy Spirit! If you do not have that Fire burning within you, we will endeavor to start the fire. So much help is out here on the internet, and in wonderful books. As a matter of fact one such book is Fire Within by Father Thomas Dubay, S.M. His large, luminous book explains prayer and the spiritual life from the perspective of St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and the Gospel. [See resources for internet sites and favorite books–I will add more as time permits.]

The introduction to Father Dubay’s book tells us in Jesus’ own words: “‘I have to come to cast fire upon the earth, and how I would that it were already blazing!’ How perfectly this captures the contents of this book. The radiant Image of the glory has come to light a fire in us, a burning love, a consuming yearning.” I must add, how perfectly this captures what I long for this blog to accomplish!

You will find here, in addition to the rather detailed and intense Soul Food Talks [listed topics/links at the bottom of this page] , short gems of reflections, little meditations– short bursts of light, startling quotations which add fuel to the fire posted on the blog page- “Fire Within.”

This blog will serve St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and my personal website, Living Christ. You can visit my other sites and find the original blog pages there plus SO MUCH MORE!  See the BLOGROLL for the links.

NOTE: You can use the SEARCH box at the top of any page. When the title pops up with a brief description, just CLICK on the title to get the full post.

For your convenience, here is the list of POSTS delivered as quick links:

Stir Into Flame the Gift of God — 1/28/15

In the Fire—Thirsting for God  –1/29/15

“Purification:  Spiritual Parasites,” Ven. Luis Martinez   –1/29/15

“Treat Your Soul Gently, As God Does,” Ven. Luis Martinez  –1-30-15

“Jesus is the Outpouring of the Heart of God,”  –2/2/15

“For Love of God, Willingly Bear Exile of Heart,”  Thomas a  Kempis — 2-4-15

“How Jesus Prayed”  –2/7/15

“The Obscurity of Faith”  –2/11/15

“We are not the weather on the holy mountain,” Martin Laird, OSA– 2/16/2015

“I thirst”  – Mother Teresa of Calcutta  –Feb. 20, 2015

“Why contemplation is wordless and imageless”  –Feb. 22, 2015

“Why do those tiny things stop you?”–Jesus to Conchita, Mar. 1,  2015

“Jesus, What are You doing in there?” [in the Tabernacle], Mar. 4, 2015

“Re-Pentare—to Rethink or to Think in a New Way,” Anthony Lilles, Mar. 8, 2015

“God is in love with us—and we are His love-dream” –Pope Francis, Mar. 2015

“Food is where the heart is, Spiritual Communion,” Mar. 23, 2015

“A Mother Torn in Agony,” Mar. 27, 2015

“The Sign of the Cross,” Ben Ghezzi, April 7, 2015

“To Be Jesus Crucified” – Ven. Luis Martinez, April 12, 2015

“Feeling sullied and smudged” St. Catherine of Genoa–4-20-2015

“I am stripped of my garments…” The Simple Path to Union, 4-27-2015

“Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid” — Rev. Jean-Pierre deCaussade, SJ,  5-6-15

“Jesus is Personal,” Father Cleo Milani, 5-19-15

“And Now, Lord, What is there to wait for?” Ps. 9:8, 5-19-15

“Touching the Holy Spirit,” part 1, 5-28-15

“The Dark Years—The Lost Years,” June 7, 2015

“Love, Not Perfection,” June 23, 2015

“So Many Wounds,” June 26, 2015

“Touching the Holy Spirit,” part 2, July 1, 2015

“Reflection on Faith,” (Scott Momoday, Kiowa), 7-26-15

“Jesus, Take the Wheel,” Father Milano,  Aug. 4, 2015

“Diamonds and Toads,” old French fairy tale, Aug. 10, 2016

“Wounds of the Unborn,” Aug. 21, 2015

“Silence Guards the Mystery,” Pope Francis, Sept. 6, 2015

“Waiting for the Sky to Fall or Surviving the Storm” – 9-27-15

“The Oil in my Lamp,” Oct. 12, 2015

“The Cross & The Mystic Mass of the Bride,” Ven. Archbishop Luis Martinez, Oct. 21, 2015

“The Eternal Mode of Prayer,” Hugh Owen—New & Divine…, Oct. 29, 2015

“The Sacrament of the Moment,” Rev. Jean-Pierre deCaussade, S.J., Nov. 18, 2015

“Journey of the Magi,”  poem T.S. Eliot, Dec. 1, 2015

“Kenosis,” Philippeans, St. Paul,  Dec. 12, 2015

“In the Presence of God,” [a poem], Dec. 12, 2015

“The Holy Child’s Song,” poem by Thomas Merton, Dec. 26, 2015

“The Mercy of Jesus,” Jan. 10, 2016

“Come Live with Me & Be My Love,” Jan. 24, 2016

“The Loneliness of Love,” Mar. 1, 2016

“Love Itself is the Priest,” Ven. Luis Martinez, Mar. 4, 2016

“My Covenant with Love Crucified,” Mar. 17, 2016

“Transform my Heart into Your Living Chalice,” April 5, 2016

“We are Underwhelmed by God,”   Ven. Conchita, Job, & Charlie Johnston’s insights, April 8, 2016.

“The Inner Cloister of Fiat,” The Simple Path to Union,                    Ven. Luis Martinez, Luisa Picaretta, April 13, 2016

“Sensuality & the Holy Spirit,” insights from many saints,               April 21, 2016

“God is Simple,” Lourdes Pinto, St. Albert the Great,                       May 23, 2016

The Visitation:  the feast of THE HIDDEN, May 31, 2016

LITTLE SOULS:  The Way of Spiritual Childhood, June 6, 2016

TRUST:  A Treasury of St. Faustina, June 9, 2016

DIVINE WILL:  A Treasury of St. Faustina, June 15, 2016

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LITURGICAL TREASURES:

“Victimae Paschali Laudes “:  Sequence for Holy Saturday

“Lauda, Sion”:  Sequence for Corpus Christi

“Veni, Sante Spiritu”:  Sequence for Pentecost

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For your convenience, here is the list of SOUL FOOD Talks:
1. Expressions of Prayer – Vocal, Meditative, Contemplative
2. The Jesus Prayer and Writing Your Own Prayers
3. The Mass and Holy Eucharist
4. Territory of Souls, Purgatory, and Indulgences
5. Abandonment to Divine Providence
6. Simplify Your Heart with All Care
7. The Christian – Priest and Victim
8. Mortification
9. The Holy Spirit and His Seven Gifts
10. Salvation History, Biblical Justice, The 8 Beatitudes and the Magnificat
11. The Theological Virtues – Faith, Hope, and Charity
12. Immolation and Divinization
13. Acceptance, the Effects of Original Sin, and Destiny
14. A Plan to Praise His Glory
15. Using Poetry in Prayer
16. Mary, Mother of the Church
17. Divine Reading – Lectio Divina
18. The Sacred Heart of Jesus
19. Penance and Humility
20. Spiritual Motherhood and Prayer in the Eternal Mode

Kathy Andre-Eames – andrelivingchrist@gmail.com

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