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Posted in Closer to God, Faith, His Holiness Pope Francis, inspirational, quotes, Spirituality, tagged blessings, Closer to God, Faith, grateful heart, inspirational, inspiring words, Pope Francis, Pope Francis'quotes, quotes on September 25, 2015 | 7 Comments »
I have followed Pope Francis’ trip to the United States via Vatican Radio and CNA (Catholic News Agency). I am grateful for his inspiring words. Yes, I am grateful too for the many blessings. Here’s a partial text of Pope Francis’s address during Vespers at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, a beautiful message that truly inspires and touches the heart:
Joy springs from a grateful heart. Truly, we have received much, so many graces, so many blessings, and we rejoice in this. It will do us good to think back on our lives with the grace of remembrance.
Remembrance of when we were first called, remembrance of the road travelled, remembrance of graces received… and, above all, remembrance of our encounter with Jesus Christ so often along the way.
Remembrance of the amazement which our encounter with Jesus Christ awakens in our hearts. To seek the grace of remembrance so as to grow in the spirit of gratitude. Perhaps we need to ask ourselves: are we good at counting our blessings?
Posted in Closer to God, inspirational, quotes, something to think about, tagged Closer to God, Feast Day of St. Padre Pio, inspirational, quotes, something to think about, Spirituality, St. Padre Pio on September 23, 2015 | 4 Comments »
“You must speak to Jesus not only with your lips but with your heart; in fact on certain occasions you should speak to Him only with your heart… One searches for God in books. One finds Him in meditation.”
Happy Feast Day St. Padre Pio, one of my favorite saints.
Posted in blessings, Closer to God, inspirational, life, quotes, reflections, silence speaks, tagged blessings, Closer to God, inspirational, life, quotes, silence speaks on September 18, 2015 | 8 Comments »
“Be a child again. Flirt. Giggle. Dip your cookies in your milk. Take a nap. Say you’re sorry if you hurt someone. Chase a butterfly. Be a child again.”
― Max Lucado, When God Whispers Your Name
Posted in Apostles Filipino Catholic Community, blessings, Closer to God, Faith, Happy Birthday Mama Mary, inspirational, Mama Mary, Mama Mary's birthday, tagged Apostles Filipino Catholic Community, Closer to God, Faith, Happy Birthday Mama Mary, Mama Mary on September 8, 2015 | 6 Comments »
Ad Jesum per Mariam! To Jesus through Mary!
If there is one event in the Catholic calendar that we all love to celebrate, it’s Mama Mary’s birthday. And for those who think that we worship Mama Mary, WE DON’T but we honor her. We see motherly love, goodness and gentleness in Mama Mary.
And here’s a lovely picture and message posted earlier at our Catholic site, the Apostles Filipino Catholic Community (AFCC).
Posted in city gardening, Close to Nature, Closer to God, flowers and blooms, journeys, photography, tagged flowers and blooms, gardenia, home garden, photography, silence speaks on August 13, 2015 | 2 Comments »
It rains every day now
and seeing these late Gardenia blooms reminds me of summer,
those days of lovely sunrise and sunset.
Life is good.
Life is wonderful.
And I always remind myself to take time and appreciate what nature brings.