Friday, September 8, 2017

Timely Rerun: Prayer Against Storms

The Prayer or Blessing Against Storms
(found on page 28 Pieta Prayer Book)

At each '†', make the Sign of The Cross:

Jesus Christ a King of Glory has come in Peace.† God became man,† and the Word was made flesh.† Christ was born of a Virgin.† Christ suffered.† Christ was crucified.† Christ died.† Christ rose from the dead.† Christ ascended into Heaven.† Christ conquers.† Christ reigns.† Christ orders.† May Christ protect us from all storms and lightning† Christ went through their midst in Peace,† and the word was made flesh.† Christ is with us with Mary.† Flee you enemy spirits because the Lion of the Generation of Juda, the Root David, has won.† Holy God!† Holy Powerful God!† Holy Immortal God!† Have mercy on us. Amen!

God bless you and keep safe those in Hurricane Irma's way.

Monday, September 4, 2017

After Hurricane Harvey

One week since Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on Houston and the surrounding areas, Fr. Kurtz sent me this UPDATE on Queen of Angels parish in Dickinson. Please continue to pray for those whose lives may not resemble anything normal for a long time. Your generous contributions to the relief effort may be made HERE.

God bless you!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hurricane Harvey

The devastation from Hurricane Harvey continues in the Houston area as they brace for yet more torrential rain.

Our good priest-friend Father Kurtz is Pastor and Prior of Queen of Angels parish in Dickinson, TX, a suburb of Houston. Two parishioners have lost their lives in the flooding, and many have lost their homes. The church buildings have sustained some damage to the bookstore and offices (so far), and the priests and brothers in residence at the Priory have now been evacuated.

Your financial assistance is greatly needed. For information on how to donate as well as information and video updates, please CLICK HERE.

And of course your prayers are most appreciated!

God bless you!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Butterflies flitting from flower to flower,
All morning long and at every hour.

Sweet nectar meal for butterflies bold;
Sight of delight for the young and the old.

Friday, July 28, 2017

My Morning Reading

I recently left FaceBook after many, many years. Perhaps I'll find time to blog again. Well, I'll blog today, at least.

I read the following this morning. It is the essence of how one may endure well the life of disability (physical disability in my case), if focused on God. Of course it applies to everyone in every condition. But it occurs to me that it may be easier for me as I have little choice in the matter; as far as my physical capabilities go, I have been given limitations. But I wonder if in eternity I will understand how truly blessed I have been in this sense. Choice carries with it a great responsibility for choosing a virtuous path.

"An existence spent in doing the Divine will is life in the fullest, most magnificent sense, for the spiritual faculties, directed by and towards the Supreme Good, act according to their true nature. Such a human life is independent of all exterior circumstances of place, change or variety,  it is the only life immune from monotony or failure, filled with the peace of God, crowned with success that is eternal."

My Yoke is Sweet, by Rev. John Kearney, C.S.Sp.

God bless you!