Seen at at the soup kitchen… I just love it, especially the last “I AM”. Very, very wonderful:
Thanks go to E.D., who sent in stipend for a Mass for Bishop R.M. and other intentions. I’ll add that to the Mass page. With that came a card, saying that although it is not advent yet for the liturgical year, we are always waiting for our Lord’s second arrival. This is at Saint Hugh’s Charterhouse:
Also, thanks go to J.C.O., for the donation, also against all my protestations. May the Lord reward you!
Oh… and the stove stuff came today as well! Thank you, everyone.
All Masses for the Month of November at Holy Souls Hermitage will be offered for the repose of the souls of deceased priests and bishops. Please, join the effort by obtaining a plenary indulgence every day of November for deceased priests and bishops.
Make the intention to do this today. Plan some way to do this. Start by going to Confession as soon as possible, then again mid-month, then again at the end of the month. Receive Holy Communion daily. Pray daily for the intentions of the Holy Father, such as the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory be. Ask our Lord for the grace to be freed from any attachment to sin, including venial sin. Then, daily, do what is required for a plenary indulgence. Here are just two examples:
- Read Scripture for 30 continuous minutes.
- Recite the Rosary with the mysteries in church. If you cannot go to a church, you must recite the rosary with at least one other person.
“Still full of sap, still green!” (Psalm 92,14).
The Lord provides in this way and that, encouraging our weak faith, so that we might be alive for Him, who is ever ancient, ever new. This reminds me that I’ll have to put up a set of green Mass vestments on the wish list (which chalice veil, burse, and maniple). That wish list is pitiful at the moment, with virtually nothing on it. Anyway, I’ve been using the white/gold set on Sundays, thinking that there is enough gold to double for green, as the Extraordinary Form understanding would have it. I should try to make it a project to get a black set of vestments during this month of November as well, seeing that it is the month of the Holy Souls and that this is Holy Souls Hermitage! The red set is missing a maniple. I have a complete white/gold and violet set. But I digress!
Some wood is not ever full of sap and green, and is cut down to be thrown into the fire. I’ve completed the third row, the wood having been hacked down, carried, hauled, piled up, moved into place, split, thrown in a heap and now piled up again, ready to go. Time for the stove stuff to arrive. We’ll see.