Who's your favorite saint? We're celebrating All Saint's Day with our Bookseller…

Who##039;s your favorite saint?
We##039;re celebrating All Saint##039;s Day with our Booksellers!
This is from Richard Nootbaar from The Sycamore Tree Bookstore:
#quot;Happy All Saints Week to all of you who minister at Paraclete Press. It is so difficult to choose just one saint, but one of my favorites from the 20th century is Maximilian Kolbe. Offering to give his own life to save that of a husband and father at the hands of his Nazi captors modeled for us Christ##039;s words that no greater love is there than to lay down one##039;s life for a friend. He also was a great scholar, was devoted to Mary, and was always cheerfully obedient to the tasks assigned to him by The Church. Maximilian Kolbe, pray for us!#quot;
Peace and Grace,
Richard Nootbaar
The Sycamore Tree Bookstore, Charlottesville, Virginia
Please comment your favorite saint.

October 30 Echoes of Eternity Cast thy burden upon the Lord. Take My yoke upon y…

October 30 Echoes of Eternity
Cast thy burden upon the Lord. Take My yoke upon you . . . for My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
Psalm 55:22 and Matthew 11:29,30
Cast your burden upon Me, and take My burden upon you. Your burden is too heavy for you, My child. It is laden with sins past, old guilt, many fears, and unwholesome ambitions. There must
be a daily “casting” of this burden upon Me, or it will grow heavier and heavier, weighing you down and hindering your journey. Ask My Spirit’s searchlight to show you where you need to face any sin, repent, and be freed.
Take My burden in place of yours. My burden of care, of love for others who may never return yours in kind, of faithfulness in prayer and the burden of faith, of believing where you cannot see. Accept this burden, My child, and travel light!

Whirlwind of Patience http://www.communityofjesus.org/?p=4088054

Whirlwind of Patience http://www.communityofjesus.org/?p=4088054


Whirlwind of Patience
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By Melodious Monk It’s hard to be patient. I’ve been told that this gets better as you get older, but I’m not there, yet. There are a few specific things in my life I know God has initiated. Things I know he’s given me hope and vision for, but either they just haven’t happened yet, or they are happening in a way I can’t see or understand. [ 216 more words. ]

Whirlwind of Patience

By Melodious Monk

It’s hard to be patient. I’ve been told that this gets better as you get older, but I’m not there, yet. There are a few specific things in my life I know God has initiated. Things I know he’s given me hope and vision for, but either they just haven’t happened yet, or they are happening in a way I can’t see or understand.  In his steady way of writing, I find that these words of Oswald Chambers help re-assure my wavering faith.

God gives us a vision, and then He takes us down to the valley to batter us into the shape of that vision. It is in the valley that so many of us give up and faint. Every God-given vision will become real if we will only have patience. Ever since God gave us the vision, He has been at work. He is getting us into the shape of the goal He has for us, and yet over and over again we try to escape from the Sculptor’s hand in an effort to batter ourselves into the shape of our own goal . . . 

Allow the Potter to put you on His wheel and whirl you around as He desires. Then as surely as God is God, and you are you, you will turn out as an exact likeness of the vision. But don’t lose heart in the process. If you have ever had a vision from God, you may try as you will to be satisfied on a lower level, but God will never allow it.

Perhaps I just need to be more patient and let God do what he does best — transform us.

The Community of Jesus

 

All Saints Convent: In an indifferent world, Detached from the sands of time, Yo…

All Saints Convent:
In an indifferent world,
Detached from the sands of time,
Your house stands on a rock
And gathers the faceless ones
Around a table
Where the undeserving
Are honored guests.

We come from darkness,
Bring our hungers and thirsts.
We join you, kneel at dawn
Under a single, amber light,
no more strangers,
But sisters in the Silence
Who speaks us all.
— A Poem by Bonnie Thurston from her new book, Practicing Silence


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Award category #78 Classical Instrumental Solo – album
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Don##039;t miss this great debut solo album by organist Dr. SharonRose Pfeiffer on the one-of-a-kind E.M.Skinner organ, Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans, MA.

Who's your favorite saint? We're celebrating All Saint's Day with our Bookseller…

Who##039;s your favorite saint?
We##039;re celebrating All Saint##039;s Day with our Booksellers!
This is from Madeline Pecora, Nugent, CFP:
#quot;My favorite saint is Saint Anthony because reading his sermons notes and writing a book about him changed my life forever. Plus how can you not like a saint who finds your lost things?#quot;
Visit their Gift Shop: Confraternity of Penitents Holy Angels Gift Shop On Line Gift Shop. cfpholyangels.com
Please comment your favorite Saint.

Please join Gloriae Dei Cantores Friday and Saturday this weekend for a stirring…

Please join Gloriae Dei Cantores Friday and Saturday this weekend for a stirring concert of music by Gerald Finzi, in celebration of All Saint##039;s Day. (Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans, MA) http://orleanscapecod.org/guest-soloist-limmie-pulliam-joins-gloriae-dei-cantores-for-concerts-oct-31-nov-1-featuring-gerald-finzis-intimations-of-immortality-and-other-sacred-works/

October 29 Echoes of Eternity And many false prophets shall rise, and shall dece…

October 29 Echoes of Eternity
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Matthew 24:11
I am truth and I am life. The words that I speak to you come with the nature of Truth. Never fear truth, My child, for it is lifegiving and healing, even when it is most painful. Deception and
delusions are ever ready to bend or twist the truth so as to destroy its effectiveness. Remember this: deception is death-dealing; truth is life-bringing.The song and the joy in your heart must always be grounded in the truth. Otherwise they are exercises in delusion and bring no life. I hear your prayers, My child, and I again assure you that your prayers will be and are being answered. Great things have yet to unfold in My purpose. It is My grace to allow you to witness them and share in the faith-fulfillment they are intended to bring.
Open your heart, then, to My truth and My life.