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The Peace of Wild Things   Leave a comment

Posted June 15, 2017 by ouidaofs in Peace, Prayer, Uncategorized

An Insidious Idol   Leave a comment

wealth and riches

 

Commerce is supported by keeping the individual at odds with himself and others, by making us want more than we need, and offering credit to buy what refined senses do not want.The masses become shackled; I see how their eyes weep and are desperate – of course they feel desperate – for something some remedy that a poor soul then feels needs to be bought.Meister Eckhart – written 700 years ago
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 As long as we look for some kind of pay for what we do, as long as we want to get something from God in some kind of exchange, we are like the merchants. If you want to be rid of the commercial spirit, then by all means do all you can in the way of good works, but do so solely for the praise of God. Live as if you did not exist. Expect and ask nothing in return. Then the merchant inside you will be driven out of the temple God has made. Then God alone dwells there. See! This is how the temple is cleared: when a person thinks only of God and honors him alone. Only such a person is free and genuine. ~Meister Eckhart

 

Posted May 27, 2016 by ouidaofs in Meister Eckhart, Uncategorized

The Spiritual Legacy of Mother Angelica | Word on Fire   Leave a comment

Mother Angelica, one of the most significant figures in the post-conciliar Catholic Church in America, has died after a fourteen-year struggle with the after effects of a stroke. When Church historians write their accounts of the years immediately following Vatican II, Rita Rizzo of Canton, Ohio, Mother Angelica, will find a very honored place.

Source: The Spiritual Legacy of Mother Angelica | Word on Fire

Posted April 21, 2016 by ouidaofs in Uncategorized

Deeper Kind of Love   Leave a comment

Gerry Straub's Blog

In modern-day, consumer-driven America, we continually feel the need for the accumulation of goods and security. We have ignored what God has put in our hearts to do: love one another. Instead we are being consumed by consuming, reaching the point where there is no way out. We have deceived ourselves into thinking we can follow Christ without becoming one with the poor, that we can know and love God without loving others, and not just friends and family and those that love us back! Jesus says that’s easy, even pagans do that. Christ calls us to a different, deeper kind of love: a love for the unlovable, for those who cannot give back, even for our enemies. Christ said that at the end of our lives that is the litmus test we all will face.

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Posted March 18, 2015 by ouidaofs in Uncategorized

Little Baby Child   Leave a comment

Sweet little baby child, born in a manger.
Sweet little baby boy, in the arms of Saint Joseph,
            God trusting his creature.
Baby Jesus, poor in spirit, both emptied and filled,
            surrendering to an earthly father
                        that we may surrender to a heavenly one.
A baby, pure in heart, dwelling among us that we may see God.
Little, like a taste of bread and wine.  God beheld and God consumed.
            God trusting us with himself.
Sweet little baby child, Word made flesh.

Ouida Tomlinson
June 9, 1997
(In the garden of St. Clare Monastery, New Orleans, LA)

Posted December 16, 2013 by ouidaofs in Christmas, Jesus, Uncategorized

Psalm 103   Leave a comment

Thanksgiving for God’s Goodness

Of David.

1 Bless the Lord, O my soul,

and all that is within me,

bless his holy name.

2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,

and do not forget all his benefits—

3 who forgives all your iniquity,

who heals all your diseases,

4 who redeems your life from the Pit,

who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

5 who satisfies you with good as long as you livea

so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

 

6 The Lord works vindication

and justice for all who are oppressed.

7 He made known his ways to Moses,

his acts to the people of Israel.

8 The Lord is merciful and gracious,

slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

9 He will not always accuse,

nor will he keep his anger forever.

10 He does not deal with us according to our sins,

nor repay us according to our iniquities.

11 For as the heavens are high above the earth,

so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;

12 as far as the east is from the west,

so far he removes our transgressions from us.

13 As a father has compassion for his children,

so the Lord has compassion for those who fear him.

14 For he knows how we were made;

he remembers that we are dust.

 

15 As for mortals, their days are like grass;

they flourish like a flower of the field;

16 for the wind passes over it, and it is gone,

and its place knows it no more.

17 But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting

on those who fear him,

and his righteousness to children’s children,

18 to those who keep his covenant

and remember to do his commandments.

19 The Lord has established his throne in the heavens,

and his kingdom rules over all.

20 Bless the Lord, O you his angels,

you mighty ones who do his bidding,

obedient to his spoken word.

21 Bless the Lord, all his hosts,

his ministers that do his will.

22 Bless the Lord, all his works,

in all places of his dominion.

Bless the Lord, O my soul.

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July 1, 2013

Every Catholic in the world should try to set aside up to five minutes a day to meditate on the words of Psalm 102, [Psalm 103] Pope Francis said at morning Mass today.

In his homily in the chapel of his residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae, he said: “Pray all of this psalm and with this we learn the things we must say to the Lord when we request a grace. ‘You who are Merciful and forgiving, grant me this grace:’ just as Abraham did and as Moses did.”

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Posted July 3, 2013 by ouidaofs in Francis I, Prayer, Uncategorized

Canonical Establishment of Our Lady of the Pearl   Leave a comment

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Our Lady of the Pearl, Secular Franciscan Fraternity, Pearlington, MS, August 23, 2008.

Posted April 18, 2012 by ouidaofs in Uncategorized

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