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, October 20, 2013
From CMMB: Your Weekly Reflection in Prayer 10/20/13
“As long as Moses kept his hands raised up, Israel had the
better of the fight. But Moses’ hands grew tired; so they put a rock in
place for him to sit on. Meanwhile Aaron and Hur supported his hands,
one on one side, and one on the other, so that his hands remained steady
October 20, 2013
29th Sunday of the Year
English: Moses, supported by Aaron and Hur, is praying for victory (Painting by J.E. Millais, 1923) Deutsch: Moses, Aaron und Hur beten für den Sieg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
We think that prayer consists of words – our words to God and
God speaking to us. But in the bible story this Sunday, there is no
mention of words. Raising one’s arms to God is prayer! We can stand,
kneel, or sit. We can join our hands, or reach out and up with open
palms. We can close our eyes or cast them down. As Catholics often do,
we can pray by tracing the Sign of the Cross on our forehead, chest and
arms. Also, simply coming together in silence in our homes or churches
with our brothers and sisters can be a time of prayer.
The point is that not only by words but by gestures, by our
hands, our body and by our heart, we pray and we communicate with God.
Our physical posture becomes our prayer, if words fail us.
God be in my head, and in my understanding;
God be in my eyes, and in my looking;
God be in my mouth, and in my speaking;
God be in my heart, and in my thinking;
God be at my end and at my departing.
Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors