Quote, 8/27, Equus Passage

A sweet little prayer, this comes from the Roman Breviary.  It is one of those shooter-prayers that I carry in my heart and offer for those encountered throughout my day…and God knows, you may have been one of them.

I hope you’ll memorize it, too, and pray it often.

 

May it please you Oh Lord,

to reward with eternal life

all those who do good to us for your name sake.

Amen.

 

 

Quote, Equus Passage 8/20

These past two weeks have been filled with joy, and some powerful sufferings. In the past three days alone I have come to know of a friend facing infertility, another’s crippling physical pain, and a woman with emotional challenges so deep that I fear for  her soul.

We all face suffering–physical,  emotional, or spiritual. It is always personal…even when we anguish over the sufferings of another. And it always changes us.

As Blessed Pope John Paul II wrote in his  Apostolic Letter Salvifici Doloris, 2/11/84:

It is suffering, more than anything else,

which clears the way for the grace which transforms human souls.

 

 

 

Quote, Equus Passage 7/30

The following quote just about sums up who I am as I strive toward my eternity; to be centered in God as I experience Him in His creations and to be a small light that offers the same to others. (Its from my first book.)

 

We hunger to return to our place of origin with God, back to the garden, to rediscover that spiritual dimension of centering peace.

I will be at the Catholic Writers Guild conference that is part of the  Catholic Marketing Network trade show in Somerset, NJ. With all that this entails, I will take a short break for about two weeks from my routine of blogging….there may be a picture or two of the journey.

 

(Why Equus Passage)

 

 

 

Quote, Equus Passage 7/16

We are all on a journey, mine is as a Benedictine Oblate. Not until a friend, Elizabeth Scalia, said “Go, look here…” did I find this path to becoming more of who I am. The following quote sets well:

A mature contemplative is far more simple than any child or any novice, because theirs is more or less a negative simplicity–the simplicity of those in whom potential complications have not yet had a chance to develop. But in the contemplative, all complexities have now begun to straighten themselves out and dissolve into unity and emptiness and interior space. ~Thomas Merton

 

(Why Equus Passage)