Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Sunday, March 17, 2013
CMMB: Your Weekly Reflection in Prayer 3/17/2013
"Forgetting what lies behind but straining forward to what lies ahead, I continue my pursuit towards the goal, the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus."
March 17, 2013 Fifth Sunday of Lent
I recall a story about two frightened people running away from a giant bear that is chasing them. One says to the other, "Can we outrun him?" The other replies, "I don't have to outrun the bear, I just have to outrun you!" More seriously, we note that St. Paul on several occasions employs the imagery of sports and the Olympics to describe the Christian life. Life is a search, a journey, a struggle, a race, and we must persevere to the end.
Jesus Christ becomes our way, our model, and the one Who accompanies us. During this season of Lent, we recall Luke 9:51: "When the days drew near for Him to be taken up, He (Jesus) set His face to go to Jerusalem." May we have the determination, energy, and drive of Paul. May we have the Spirit of Jesus to give us strength to continue our journey to the prize of everlasting life.
Almighty God, You have set before us the great hope of eternal life. Grant that nothing may hinder the hope of eternal life from coming true. Grant that we may never lose the way through our self-will, that we may never abandon the struggle, that we may never drop out of the race, but that we may ever press forward to the goal of our high calling. We ask this through Christ our hope, our goal, and our Lord. Amen
Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors
PS-Wishing you and yours a very blessed and Happy St. Patrick's Day!