Thursday, July 31, 2014

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Ignatius of Loyola : The Integrated Catholic Life™

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Ignatius of Loyola : The Integrated Catholic Life™



Monday, July 21, 2014

Fr Norris reflection

Brothers & Sisters This daily post is a short explanation from me and a piece of the Fr Jim Norris book, it is a reflection on the St Ignatius exercises. We use Fr Jim’s notes as a way to grow in love and understanding of Jesus. We are not a business and everything is free. https://www.facebook.com/FRNORRIS?ref=hl

"Since we are creatures of God we are by the natural law bound to:
•     Adore Him, praise Him and bless Him for all His wisdom and perfection in nature, in ourselves, other man in Himself. He is infinite perfection.
•    Thank Him for all He has done for us, for all He as our Creator has given us: talents, good home, education, vocation. etc. This is but natural.
•    Petition Him for strength for help in various ways. He is our Creator, we depend utterly on Him.
•    Make reparation for sin- the abuse of His creatures, for all our deviations from His plans, from His Holy Will and so make acts of sorrow, contrition and purpose of amendment. This is but naturally due from a creature to His creator. But what about our relations as Father and Son- as Father and child." ad majorem Dei gloriam. Issuu publishers. 2014.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Our Nature

Brothers & Sisters This daily post is a short explanation from me and a piece of the Fr Jim Norris book, it is a reflection on the St Ignatius exercises. So instead of doing a very high level of theology we use Fr Jim’s notes as a way to grow in love and understanding of Jesus. We are not a business and everything is free.

"Your nature had as it were a definite bias towards evil. Now as you grew older you forgot your dignity as a child of God and you squandered your inheritance, the beautiful gifts of Baptism by serious sin. Not only once but again and again. You can see that as a result of your evil nature and repeated habit of sin your correct view of things has been changed. Your mind is perverted, sin means little to you and your soul is darkened and blunted. To clean the soul and give it the correct natural view on creatures needs much effort and prayer and grace. You have fallen from your pedestal as a brother of Jesus Christ into the mud and to get back again needs much washing, straightening and since we are so weak, much help." Ad majorem Dei gloriam. Issuu publishers. 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Grace

Brothers & Sisters in today's reflection let us contemplate grace how beautiful it is and blessed we are, thanks be to God.

"Grace is glory in a smile, glory is grace at home. Grace is a supernatural gift. What actually it is more or less is a mystery. e.g. electricity. We can see merely it’s effects. It makes the soul beautiful. It is the dew that produces beautiful flowers in the garden of the soul. It strengthens the soul making it Christ like. It acts in the nature of a light, enabling us to live by a pure faith. In a sense the mystery of grace is more marvelous than the Incarnation. In Mary God became man, in Mary men become God through grace. Mary being the Mother of divine grace and the mediatrix of all graces." Ad majorem Dei gloriam. Issuu publishers. 2014.