Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

From My Way of Life by Walter Farrel OP and Martin J.Healy

Reflections on Mary, The Mother of God

When God the Father resolved to send His only begotten Son into this world born of a woman, He chose and fashioned a woman to be the worthy mother of so great a son.  When we meet a very good child, we are quite likely to say, The child must have a very good mother",.We explain the child's goodness by the goodness of the mother. We believe that it is the goodness of the mother which has made the child good.  But in the mystery of the incarnation, it is the contrary which is true.  Mary of Nazareth is the perfect Mother of God because her son, Who is God, has made her so.  Because the Son of God is all holy and perfect, Mary His Mother in the flesh, must be as holy and perfect as she can be.  God did not cast His eye over all the woman in the world, seeking to discover which one was the best fitted to be the mother of His son.  Mary was not chosen by God because He found her to be the most perfect of women. Rather, He made her the perfect woman because He had chosen her to be the Mother of His Son.
Posted by Sister florence Vales OSC

Friday, June 7, 2013

Feast of the Sacred Heart

Today is the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Below is a quote from Oswald Cambers, non-Catholic, but speaks well of the Love of God:
"Love is indefinite to most of us. We do not know what we mean when we talk about love. ..When the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ easily comes first.The first thing God does is knock out pretence and pious pose right out of me. The Holy Spirit reveals that God loved me not because I was lovable but because it was His
  nature to do so.Now He says to me show that same love to others-'love as I have loved you' I will bring any number of people who you cannot resect, and you must exhibit my love to them and you will not reach it on tiptoe.Am I prepared to be so identified with the Heart of Jesus that His life is poured out all the time? Neither natural love or Divine Love will remain unless it is cultivated. It has to be maintained by discipline.
Thoughts from Evlyn Underhill
Love ever moves
yet love  Eternal is.
Love ever seeks
yet seeks itself to find;
O Sacred ceaseless flow;
O wonderous meeting
of the unchanging and
Posted by Sister florence Vales OSC

Monday, June 3, 2013

Pope Francis and a Dove

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, seems to invite God's creatures to himself.
Here the Holy Father makes friends with a dove.  Is it a sign for us?
Posted by Sister Florence Vales

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