Friday, October 27, 2017

Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary said on Fridays

Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary 
said on Tuesdays and Fridays

The Agony of Jesus in the Garden
1st Sorrowful Mystery

My Son came with His apostles to the mount of Olives. There was a garden there that He frequently went to pray: He felt a sadness; a deep, deep sadness. He felt lonely: my Son in His humanity felt a deeper sadness than anyone could ever feel because He was pure of heart: He was sinless. He took His closest friends, Peter whom He was to give charge of the Church, James, and John. John was the one who was going to take care of me after Jesus had risen from the dead. Jesus said to them: My heart is sorrowful to the point of death: stay here and pray and keep watch while I go and pray by Myself." Jesus went over further to pray: He wanted to pray by Himself. He wanted to pour out His heart to His Father as I often have seen Him do with His prayer. My Son always prayed continuously to His Father: He always looked to the Father for His consolation. During the time He prayed, He saw all the agony He was going to suffer: and the agony was not so much the pain of the crucifixion as the pains of the sins of the world. Every sin, every injustice, every infidelity He saw and felt at that very moment, caused Him to sweat blood. His agony, His sorrow, and so much sinfulness caused the blood to burst from His forehead. It was just another anticipation of when His Precious Blood would be shed on the cross. That Blood that was sweat on Gethsemane blessed that very spot into Jesus' sacred place of prayer.My children, never seek your comfort in anyone but God. In your times of loneliness, in your times of depression, in your times of doubt, have recourse to prayer. When you go to the Father, offer this mystery for those who are in doubt: those who do not know where to turn to: those who are depressed: the mentally ill: the emotionally ill. Pray that as the Father sent an angel to comfort my Son, the Lord in His mercy will comfort them and enlighten them.

The Scourging at the Pillar
2nd Sorrowful Mystery

My Son was sent to Pilate after being judged by the Jewish authorities, I was there in spirit: I heard Pontius Pilate as he came out to talk to the crowd. He said: "I find no fault in this Man worthy of death: so I will have Him scourged: then I will set Him free." Pilate said this to placate the crowd because he knew my Son was innocent of all the accusations that they were throwing at Him. Pilate sent my Son to be scourged: He was whipped. The normal procedure was to be whipped thirty-nine times. My Son was whipped furiously: the demons took possession of the soldiers. All the anger of hell was vented out on my Son. At that moment, I asked the Father to spare my Son from dying at the scourging and the Father answered my prayer: and still the soldiers that scourged my Son were filled with the very hatred of hell itself. That was the reaction they had to the purity of my Son. When Jesus received all this scourging for the love of you, it was because He loved you that He took all this pain: because He wanted you to be healed of your sins: of all the diseases of the soul, mind, and body that Jesus took all this punishment. Jesus did not take all this punishment to condemn you: He took it all to save you. Behold the love of my Son for you and yet behold His meekness as the Lamb that is brought to the slaughter: my Son was scourged without even opening His mouth.My children, my Son wishes to heal you by His stripes. By the scourging He received, He wants to set you free of all types of oppression, of all types of bondage. By the stripes of my Son you are healed and set free. My children, pray to the Father that He will heal the wounds of your heart so that you can pray with love. Ask the Father to teach you how to love the way my Son loves. Pray for those who are possessed by hatred: pray for those who have an insatiable need to seek revenge. Pray that they too will be liberated and healed by the stripes of my Son.

Jesus is Crowned with Thorns
3rd Sorrowful Mystery

After the scourging, my Son was led to the praetorium where the soldiers wanted to further amuse themselves. They took some twine filled with thorns and made a skull like cap. They placed the cap on the head of Jesus and pressed causing the thorns to penetrate His scalp until He began to bleed. Then they put a reed in His hand and they knelt before Him and they mocked Him and said to Him, "All Hail, King of the Jews," and they spit in His face, they hit His head with the reed, they slapped His face, and plucked His beard. Jesus continued to say nothing. He received it all.My children, Jesus still receives a crown of thorns from many. It is normal for Jesus to be mocked by His enemies but it is more painful when Jesus is mocked by His own people. Even today, my children, Christians mock Him by living in mortal sin, by receiving Communion in mortal sin, by not believing the truth contained in the scriptures which is the word of God. My children, Christians mock Jesus and crown Him with thorns when they invent their own doctrines at their convenience: when they use the gospel of my Son, they use it to justify their own teachings, their own doctrine. My children, I call you to make reparation to my Son. Follow Him by leaving all sin behind: by loving Him and revering Him in the Blessed Sacrament. When you receive Him in Holy Communion, tell Him that you love Him for those who will not love Him. Offer this mystery to the Father in reparation for all the blasphemes that were ever said against my Son. Pray for those who take the name of God in vain: pray for those who will not keep Sunday holy. Promise the Father that you will keep Sunday holy by going to Mass and receiving Holy Communion and avoiding all unnecessary work in order to give yourself to prayer and doing the will of God. I am praying for you, my children and I will guide you in loving Jesus for those who will not love Him.

Jesus Carried the Cross
4th Sorrowful Mystery

That Friday, that first Good Friday, Jesus, my Son, after He was scourged and was crowned with thorns, was given a cross to carry through the streets of Jerusalem all the way to Mount Calvary where they had crucified others. He carried the cross through the same streets which He had come triumphantly the Sunday before. The people who cried "Hosanna" now cried "Crucify Him." I was there along the way and I met my Son: His face all beaten, all covered with blood from His bleeding head, tired and dirty, and yet our eyes met. Our eyes filled with love for each other. Both of us knew that it was totally unavoidable that He should go through this agony for the salvation of the world. The weight of the cross on Jesus' body was not as heavy as the weight of the sins of the world on His soul. Out of obedience to His Father, Jesus continued the journey until He reached Calvary. He met a group of women who were weeping and He said to them: "Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for Me, but for yourselves and your children."My children, pray for the gift of tears, that through that gift the Lord will cleanse your souls of sin and the effects of sin. My children, pray for the gift of obedience: that each one of you will be obedient to the call that the Father has given to you. Pray for those who have burdens on their hearts and the weight of their trials seems more than they can bear, pray to the Father that these people will have the strength to carry their crosses following Jesus. Finally, ask the Father for the gift of being true disciples of Jesus: ask the Father that you will always say yes to Jesus and to His way even though it may mean suffering and sorrow. Pray to the Father that you will have the grace to take all out of love for Him.

The Crucifixion of our Lord
5th Sorrowful Mystery

When we had finally reached Mount Calvary, my Son was thrown on the cross after being stripped naked in front of the crowd. They drove spikes through His hands and feet and yet the Lord gave me the strength to withstand the sight of my Son being nailed on the cross and literally butchered by the soldiers. They lifted the cross to its place, and then my Son hung there for three hours. I heard my Son say, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they're doing." Jesus prayed for His enemies and pleaded for their ignorance: He also pleaded for your ignorance. There were two thieves crucified with Jesus, one on His right and the other on His left, and to the repentant thief He promised paradise. Finally He looked at me and at John: He told me, "Woman, behold your Son" and to John, "Behold your mother." My spiritual motherhood is Jesus' gift to you: Jesus gave me to His disciples and to the whole Church to be mother and intercessor for everyone who calls himself a Christian. When the third hour came, the sky became dark and Jesus cried out, "Father, into Your hands I commend My Spirit."My Son bowed His head, the symbol of obedience to the Father, and then the earth began to quake. There was a great storm in Heaven, the whole of creation was reacting at man's crime, the killing of their God, the killing of their Savior. After it was calm, Nicodemus, Joseph of Arimethea, and John took my Son down and then placed Him in my arms. I remembered while I was holding Him the prophecy of Simeon, "The sword of sorrow will pierce your soul." That prophecy was coming true: but just as I was holding my Son in my arms, I remembered His words that He would rise, again. All that I needed to do was to wait until that prophecy was fulfilled. My children, ask the Father to extend His salvation and forgiveness to your enemies. Pray for those who abuse you: pray for those who hurt you in any form. Ask the Father that they will also be cleansed by the blood of Jesus shed on the cross. Come, my children, to the foot of the cross and there I will pray with you and for you that your sins will be blotted out: that you will experience the redeeming power of my Son. Pray before the crucifix and I will pray with you. Ask the Father that you will constantly remember the death of my Son and be ever grateful for the salvation He has obtained for you.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

My Journey on Oct. 24, 2017 Luke 12:35-38

Tuesday of the Twenty-ninth 
Week in Ordinary Time - Lectionary: 474

provided by USCCB

1st Reading - Rom 5:, 15B, 17 - 19, 20B - 21

Psalm 40:7-8A, 8B-9, 10, 17
Here I am, Lord, I come to do thy will.

 Alleluia, alleluia.
Luke 21:36
R. Be vigilant at all times and pray that you may have the strength to stand  
before the Son of Man.
Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel - Luke 12:35-36

USCCB Reflections 
on Todays Readings

S.  Read todays Scripture.

O.  Grace may reign through justification.
We must have vigilance to and for God.
Death, Judgement, then Heaven or Hell.

A.  Here I am Lord I come to do your will.
 Confess my sins. 

P.   I pray for God's grace to fulfill His will.
Act of Contrition, Divine Mercy Chaplet in Song, Fatima Prayer. I pray I have the strength to stand before the Son of Man.

Sorrowful Mysteries of Rosary
With Mother Angelic 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

My Journey on Oct. 23, 2017 Luke 12:13-21

Monday of the Twenty-ninth Week 
in Ordinary Time - Lectionary 473

1st Reading - ROM 4:20-25

Responsorial Psalm
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;
he has come to his people.
Luke 1:69-70-72, 73-75

Matt 5:3
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Blessed are the poor in spirit;
for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel - Luke 12:13-21

Reflection on Todays Readings

Rembrandt - Parable of the Rich Fool

A JUST LIFE By Fr. Groeschel

S.Brothers and sisters: Abraham did not doubt God's promise in unbelief; rather, he was empowered by faith and gave glory to God and was fully convinced that what God had promised he was also able to do.That is why it was credited to him as righteousness. But it was not for him alone that it was written that it was credited to him; it was also for us, to whom it will be credited,who believe in the one who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead,who was handed over for our transgressions and was raised for our justification.. ROM 4:20-25      

"..God  said to him, 'You fool, this nightyour life will be demandedof you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?' Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich in what matters to God."  Luke 12: 20-21

O. We must be impowered by faith and believe in Gods promises and give glory to Him!            
Christ was raised for our justification. We will be set free from our enemies.                    
Guard against greed. My life does not consist of possessions. I will have treasures beyond imagination in Heaven. Jesus says so and I believe Him! 

A. I will not be so greedy wanting more and more books and other this that are not necessary in my life.  Learn to share things like my  books that have been read and now just sit on the shelf.  I think I might be a book hoarder. Ever since my husband died I don't have the need or desire for so many possessions and plan on keeping it that way. 

P. Jesus have mercy on me a sinner.                   The Joyful Mysteries Rosary, Divine Mercy   Chaplet in song, Prayer to the Holy Spirit, Act of Contrition, Pope Francis Monthy Intentions. 

Monday, October 23, 2017

My Journey on Sunday Oct. 22, 2017 Matt 22:15-21

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 145

1st Reading Is.45:1, 4-6

Give the Lord Glory and Honor
Ps.96:3,4-5, 7-8, 9-10

2nd Reading


GOSPEL Reading

USCCB - Reflections on these readings

S.O.A.P.  A Method of Scripture Study
S. Today I read the Scriptures listed at the top of this post. 

O. Follow God with sincerity of heart. Give God the Glory and Honor. Faith is reasonable faith is loving. He is a personalable God. All is to be geared to the glory of God. Conform our will to God. Mary is oyr midel in Christian life.
Pay to Ceasar what is Ceasars?

A. War against sin not each other. "satan and his evil spirits prowl about the world for the ruin of souls" (from the Prayer to St. MICHAEL) 

Confirm our will to God. Give God Glory and Honor. God leaves us open to reject Him.
Offer all up to Gods will.
Mass today On Ewtn Live.

P. Say a prayer of abandonment to God's will in my daily life. Pray for the Pope Francis And his monthly intentions. Pray for our President and country leaders and other rulers of this world. Prayer for our Soldiers and to end wars. Pray for sinners.  Fasting From food during prayer and scripture reading and study. During this time I do have drink of some kind. Meditated on the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary. 

Saint Michael Prayer


Saturday, October 21, 2017

My Catholic Journey on Oct. 21, 2017 - Gospel of Lk 12:8-12

Saturday of the Twenty-eighth Week 

in Ordinary Time

Lectionary: 472

Reading 1 Rom 4:13, 16-18

Brothers and sisters:
It was not through the law
that the promise was made to Abraham and his descendants
that he would inherit the world,
but through the righteousness that comes from faith.
For this reason, it depends on faith,
so that it may be a gift,
and the promise may be guaranteed to all his descendants,
not to those who only adhere to the law
but to those who follow the faith of Abraham,
who is the father of all of us, as it is written,
I have made you father of many nations.
He is our father in the sight of God,
in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead
and calls into being what does not exist.
He believed, hoping against hope,
that he would become the father of many nations,
according to what was said, Thus shall your descendants be.

Responsorial Psalm PS 105:6-7, 8-9, 42-43

R. (8a) The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.
You descendants of Abraham, his servants,
sons of Jacob, his chosen ones!
He, the LORD, is our God;
throughout the earth his judgments prevail.
R. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.
He remembers forever his covenant
which he made binding for a thousand generations –
Which he entered into with Abraham
and by his oath to Isaac.
R. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.
For he remembered his holy word
to his servant Abraham.
And he led forth his people with joy;
with shouts of joy, his chosen ones.
R. The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.

alleluia Jn 15:26b, 27a

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
The Spirit of truth will testify to me, says the Lord,
and you also will testify.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 12:8-12

Jesus said to his disciples:
"I tell you,
everyone who acknowledges me before others
the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God.
But whoever denies me before others
will be denied before the angels of God.

"Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven,
but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit
will not be forgiven.
When they take you before synagogues and before rulers and authorities,
do not worry about how or what your defense will be
or about what you are to say.
For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say."

Daily Reflection for Oct 21, 2017. For the Daily Readings

by Fr. Thaddeus, Mic
Click on image for Audible homily!
    S. for Scripture                                          
   O. for Observation
   A. for Application                            
   P. for Prayer                               
S. Read daily Scriptures.
O. Abraham became our father in faith.
We must walk in faith like Abraham.   
 A. I will have faith in the words of Christ spoken in Luke 12:11b-12. 
I am to witness through the holy Spirit.
Download and read the pdf of the Rules of Discernment of St. Ignatius of Loyola.  Recommended by Fr. Thaddeus in his homily.
  P. Joyful Mysteries Rosary
Divine Mercy Chaplet. 
Prayer to the Holy Spirit.
Pray for those who have died with no one to pray for them.

1 Corinthians 13:1 - If I speak in tongues of men and angels, but have not love I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

Friday, October 20, 2017

My Catholic Journey on October 20, 2017

Daily Mass Readings and Reflections
Friday of the twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 471

Reading 1 Rom 4:1-8

Brothers and sisters:
What can we say that Abraham found,
our ancestor according to the flesh?
Indeed, if Abraham was justified on the basis of his works,
he has reason to boast;
but this was not so in the sight of God.
For what does the Scripture say?
Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.
A worker's wage is credited not as a gift, but as something due.
But when one does not work,
yet believes in the one who justifies the ungodly,
his faith is credited as righteousness.
So also David declares the blessedness of the person
to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven
and whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord does not record.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 32:1b-2, 5, 11

R. (see 7) I turn to you, Lord, in time of trouble, and you fill me with the joy of salvation.
Blessed is he whose fault is taken away,
whose sin is covered.
Blessed the man to whom the LORD imputes not guilt,
in whose spirit there is no guile.
R. I turn to you, Lord, in time of trouble, and you fill me with the joy of salvation.
Then I acknowledged my sin to you,
my guilt I covered not.
I said, "I confess my faults to the LORD,"
and you took away the guilt of my sin.
R. I turn to you, Lord, in time of trouble, and you fill me with the joy of salvation.
Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you just;
exult, all you upright of heart.
R. I turn to you, Lord, in time of trouble, and you fill me with the joy of salvation.

Alleluia Ps 33:22

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
May your kindness, O LORD, be upon us;
who have put our hope in you.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 12:1-7

So many people were crowding together
that they were trampling one another underfoot.
Jesus began to speak, first to his disciples,
"Beware of the leaven–that is, the hypocrisy–of the Pharisees.

"There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed,
nor secret that will not be known.
Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness
will be heard in the light,
and what you have whispered behind closed doors
will be proclaimed on the housetops.
I tell you, my friends,
do not be afraid of those who kill the body
but after that can do no more.
I shall show you whom to fear.
Be afraid of the one who after killing
has the power to cast into Gehenna;
yes, I tell you, be afraid of that one.
Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins?
Yet not one of them has escaped the notice of God.
Even the hairs of your head have all been counted.
Do not be afraid.
You are worth more than many sparrows."

Daily Reflections by USCCB For the Daily Readings

Daily Reflections on Todays Readings by Fr. Thadeus, Mic

S. for Scripture
                               O. for Observation 
                               A. for Application
                               P. for Prayer

S. Read Scripture and listen to the reflections.

O. What stood out to me was was the leaven of        bread. Bread leavened with yeast likens to the sinner being full of sin. Then the unleavened likens to the righteous forgiven of sin. "There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed."

A. Confess my sins. Live a righteous life. Hide not my sins no matter how big or small. War against sin.

P. Meditate on the Mysteries of the Rosary. Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Pray for my family, Church, Country and the whole world. 
Way of the Cross. Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord does not record.

New Books on My Shelf

Coming Soon: Unlocking the Book of Revelation and Applying Its Lessons Today by Michael Barber Paperback 

by Michael Barber Will Catholics Be Left Behind?  
by Carl E. Olson

Live Today Well by Fr. Thomas F. Daily, O.S.F.S.
Even my is cat Bebe is curious about the books.

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