An Inspiration Of Time With God For Today

My Trust I Put in JesusBlessed is the One Who Comes in the Name of the Lord…
The Lord is God and He has Given Us Light –Psalm 118:26-27
Image Courtesy: Sister Veronica Paul

In you O Lord I seek refuge, do not ever let me be put to shame, in Your righteousness deliver me. Incline your ear to me, rescue me speedily. Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress save me.

You are indeed my rock and my fortress for Your name’s sake, lead me and guide me, take me out of the net that is hidden for me, for You are my refuge. Into Your hand I commit my spirit, You have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.

You hate those who pay regard to worthless idols but I trust in the Lord. I will exalt and rejoice in Your steadfast love because You have seen my affliction, you have taken heed of my adversities and have not delivered me into the hand of the enemy, You have set my feet in a broad place.

Be gracious to me O Lord, for I am in distress, my eye wastes away from grief, my soul and body also. For my life is spent with sorrow and my years with sighing, my strength fails because of my misery and my bones waste away.

I am the scorn of all my adversaries, a horror to my neighbors, an object of dread to my acquaintances, those who see me in the street flee from me. I have passed out of mind like one who is dead. I have become like a broken vessel. For I hear the whispering of many…but I trust in You O Lord, I say: ‘You are my God.’ My times are in Your hand. –Psalm 31:1-15

O how abundant is Your goodness that you have laid up for those who fear You and accomplished for those who take refuge in You, in the sight of everyone. In the shelter of Your presence You hide them from human plots, You hold them safe under Your shelter from contentious tongues.

Blessed be the Lord, for He has wondrously shown His steadfast love to me when I was beset as a city under siege, I had said in my alarm: ‘I am driven far from Your sight’ but You heard my supplications when I cried out to You for help.

Love the Lord all you His Saints, the Lord preserves the faithful but abundantly repays the one who acts haughtily. Be strong and let your heart take courage all you who wait for the Lord. –Psalm 31:19-24

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An Inspiration Of Time With God On Christmas Day

Greatest GiftA Holy Day Has Dawned Upon Us, Come and Adore the Lord For Today
a Great Light has Come Upon the Earth -Image: Respect Life LA

Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the Prophets but in these last days He has spoken to us by a Son whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom He also created the worlds. He is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s very being and He sustains all things by His powerful word. When He had made purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name He has inherited is more excellent than theirs.

For to which of the angels did God ever say: “You are my Son today, I have begotten you?”

Or again: “I will be His Father and He will be My Son?”

When He brings the first born into the world He says: “Let all God’s angels worship Him.” –Hebrews 1:1-6

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Only 28 More Days Until OneLife Los Angeles 2016 — Are You Ready To Do Great Things?

One Life LATake the First Step and Show America How California
Does Pro-Life on the 23 January — OneLife LA 2016

  • IPrayToEndAbortion“A great prayer of life is urgently needed, a prayer that will rise up throughout the world.”
    Pope Saint John Paul II

Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas

Santa is Coming Merry ChristmasYing and I Wish Everyone a Very Merry Christmas — God Bless

In Loving Memory Of My Mother

May Our Loved Ones Rest In Peace

As some have realized my absence during the last week, I wanted to take this opportunity to share that my Mother went home to be with Jesus on Friday — I am happy that shes in a better place and her days of pain and suffering are over.

“We need not fear death but rather welcome it as the door to heaven
and to the joy of eternal life.” –Pope Francis

It is always a difficult time to say good bye to those whom we have loved but as Christians we know that life is only changed and not ended, death is merely a passage to a new and fuller life, ultimately to the resurrection and eternal union with God.

Thank You all who have expressed their condolences.

May you all find peace and joy in your lives during this Season of Advent and Christmas when we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ, who knew when He was born that He was going to die as our sacrifice, defeating sin and death.

“In you O Lord, I take refuge, let me never be put to shame. In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me, incline your ear to me and save me. Be to me a rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.

Rescue you me O my God from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and cruel. For you, O Lord are my hope, my trust, O Lord from my youth. Upon you I have leaned from my birth, it was you who took me from my mother’s womb, my praise is continually of you…My mouth is filled with your praise and with your glory all day long.

O God do not be far from me…I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more. My mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all day long, though their number is past my knowledge. I will come praising the mighty deeds of the Lord God, I will praise your righteousness, yours alone.

O God from my youth you have taught me and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and grey hairs, O God do not forsake me until I proclaim your might to all the generations to come. Your power and your righteousness O God, reach the high heavens.

You who have done great things O God, who is like you? You who have made me see many troubles and calamities will revive me again, from the depths of the earth you will bring me up again. You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.

I will praise you with the harp, for your faithfulness, O my God. I will sing praises to you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel. My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to you, my soul also, which you have rescued. All day long my tongue will talk of your righteous help, for those who tried to do me harm have been put to shame and disgraced.” –Psalm 71:1-6; 8; 12; 14-24

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Today Christians Celebrate Feast of St. Adelaide, Empress of Dispensing Charity to the Poor

St AdelaideSt. Adelaide (931-999) Image Courtesy: St. Paul Street Evangelization

(CNA) Born a Princess in France Burgundy, Adelaide father was King Rupert II (Rudolf II) according to SQPN — Adelaide was promised in an arranged marriage when she was just two yrs of age to Lothaire the son and heir of his enemy, as part of a treaty between Rupert and Hugh of Provence.

Lothaire was killed while still young — Adelaide was to have a tumultuous life that paralleled the struggle for political power during that time, something which she come to symbolize.

Adelaide being sought after various Kings and Nobles following Lothaire’s death, she was finally married to Otho the Great of Germany according to Catholic Encyclopedia on Christmas Day 951

When Adelaide and Otho’s son, the Emperor Otho II died, his son Otho III only child at the time became Emperor — In 991 Adelaide was invested as the Regent of the Empire and she used her authority and influence to increase evangelization efforts especially throughout Northern Europe, building many Monasteries, Churches and providing much aid to the poor.

Adelaide died on this date in 999 at the Monastery of France Seltz Alsace, she was Canonized in 1097 by Pope Urban II

Today Christians Celebrate Feast of St. Maria di Rosa

St Maria di RosaSt. Maria di Rosa (1813-1855) Image: St. Paul Street Evangelization

(EWTN) Born into a wealthy family at Italy Brescia, Maria is the founder of the Handmaids of Charity (also known as the ‘Servants of Charity’) by the age of 17 Maria was managing her father’s household and caring for the girls in her father’s mill and estate.

During the cholera epidemic of 1836 Maria became well known as she directed a ‘Home for Girls’ together with another residence for deaf an mute children and young ladies. In 1840 Maria became Superior of a community that evolved into a congregation — the Women of the ‘Servants of Charity’ ministered to the wounded on the battlefield of Nothern Italy and in hospitals.

Sister Maria passed away on this date, in 1940 – she was Beatified and Canonized in 1954 by Pope Pius XII

More here from SQPN and here from Catholic Online

An Inspiration Of Time With God For Today

Gospel of ChristMake me to know your ways O Lord, teach me Your Paths. Lead me in Your Truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation.
Psalm 25:4-5
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Let me hear what God the Lord will speak peace to His people, to His faithful to those who turn to Him in their hearts. Surely His salvation is at hand for those who fear Him, that His glory may dwell in our land. –Psalm 85:8-9

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Merry Christmas Blessings 2015

Every Knee Shall BowThat at the name of Jesus, every knee should bow in heaven and on earth…and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord
to the Glory of God the Father –Philippians 2:10-11
Image Courtesy: Sister Mary Clark

Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand.

Have no anxiety about anything but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God and the peace of God, which passes all understanding will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. –Philippians 4:4-7

Third Sunday of Advent: An Inspiration Of Time With God For Today

Third Sunday in AdventThird Sunday of Advent Rejoice in the Lord -Image: Franciscan Friars

Surely God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and my might, He has become my salvation.

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation and you will say in that day:

Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name, make known His deeds among the nations, proclaim that His name is exalted.

Sing praises to the Lord, for He has done gloriously, let this be known in all the earth. Shout aloud and sing for joy, O royal Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel. –Isaiah 12:2-6

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