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Thursday, November 09, 2017

Catching Up

Hello, Old Friends!

Been busy here trying my best to be a good daughter to my two beautiful, loving, unselfish, caring, praying parents. That's my number one vocation. It's not a "job"; it's a vocation, a calling on my life by God. It's also where my joy is!

Also have been doing a lot of reading for mostly Franciscan Media and Ave Maria Press, and also for Revell and Thomas Nelson. Am taking the week off from reviewing to listen to some of Kris McGregor's recordings of St. Teresa of Avila books, which are available for free through iTunes podcast store. Am especially listening to (and re-listening to) The Interior Castle, or, The Mansions by St. Teresa of Avila! Wow! Double wow! Triple wow! I'm not hearing this kind of truth out of the pulpit. I think our priests are too afraid of challenging the flock? But, like St. Therese of Lisieux said to do: Don't criticize priests; PRAY for them! Pray, is in humbly and lovingly, and gratefully.

Also, am reading titles from Ignatius Press, available through FORMED.org.

Also, am loving Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's Last Testament book. How I love Pope Benedict XVI!

And also from FORMED.org, I have been having my proverbial socks knocked off by the brilliantly conceived/written/performed audio drama of Brother Francis: The Barefoot Saint of Assisi (Augustine Institute Radio Theatre performance).

Well, time to take the fresh bread out of the machine. God bless Cuisinart!

Just wanted to check in mainly to say sincerely: I am praying for you daily. God knows who you are, and what you need and want and are crying out to Him for. Do not be afraid! He is with you! He will never abandon or forsake you! He loves you! HE loves you! He LOVES you! He loves YOU!!!

God bless you. May the peace of Jesus remain with you ALWAYS.

Your sister in Jesus,

Christine






Cardinal Newman: The Mission of My Life

The Mission of My Life

God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good; I shall do His work. I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it if I do but keep His commandments. Therefore, I will trust Him, whatever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him, in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him. If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain. He knows what He is about. He may take away my friends. He may throw me among strangers. He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me. Still, He knows what He is about.

~Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman