Monthly Archives: December 2012

“The Burning Babe” by St. Robert Southwell

One of the advantages of being a student enrolled in a “great books” curriculum is the fact that I am constantly exposed to excellent Classical literature. In my studies this Autumn, I came across a wonderful poem, “The Burning Babe,” … Continue reading

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“A shoot shall sprout……..”

“A shoot shall spout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom.” This excerpt from the 11th Chapter of the Book of Isaiah comprises the reading for today’s Morning Prayer in the Divine Office. Today, … Continue reading

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Prayer for the victims of yesterday’s tragedies.

Yesterday two terrible, bloody tragedies struck young school children in countries a half-a-globe apart. In the United States, a shooter went on a rampage in an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, killing 27 people including himself. In China, individual entered … Continue reading

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“Where there is no love, put love and you will draw out love…”

Hello everyone, a blessed feast day to you all! Today we celebrate the feast of one of my personal favorites – St. John of the Cross. St. John was one of the great reformers of the Carmelite Order and, together … Continue reading

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Prepare ye the way of the Lord!

Wow, I can not believe it; Advent is once again upon us and we are already a week into this brief and holy season. I mean, isn’t anyone else still wondering what happened to Advent of 2011? Doesn’t it seem … Continue reading

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Blessed Mother, Queen of the New Advent–Pray for Us!

Hello everyone! Today is Saturday, the day of the week dedicated to the Blessed Mother. It is also First Saturday. Would you please join me in honoring our Mother using this prayer which I penned?  O Queen of Heaven, Hasten … Continue reading

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