Reflections for the Soul

Sep 16

Pray for grace as nothing else will suffice

Pray for grace as nothing else will suffice

For those who do not pray, do not pray enough, or those who pray but have so far neglected to ask for specific graces in these and upcoming times: pray! Pray with the entirety of your beings and ask God our Father unreservedly for all the graces needed to remain faithful to Him to the end, because each and every one of us, without exception,is going to be tested as we have never been before; as…

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Sep 15

The Fifth and Sixth Seal of Revelation in the prophecies of Isaiah

The Fifth and Sixth Seal of Revelation in the prophecies of Isaiah

(1) “You have rejected Your people, the House of Jacob, for it has long been full of sorcerers like the Philistines, and is overrun with foreigners. The country is full of silver and gold and treasures unlimited, the country is full of horses, its chariots are unlimited; the country is full of idols. They bow down before the work of their hands, before what their own fingers have made. Human…

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Sep 14

Votive Mass of the Divine Heart of God the Father: Texts and Lectionary

Votive Mass of the Divine Heart of God the Father: Texts and Lectionary

For priests who may want it and do not have the book, may be unable to obtain it, or need extra copies, here (click on the link) is the complete Votive Mass of the Divine Heart of God the Father: Texts and Lectionary. Please feel free to print out and use as needed.

The Votive Mass of the Divine Heart of God the Father comprises selections from the Roman Missal, 3rd Typical Edition and Mass…

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Holy Octave of Purification and Consecration to God the Father

Holy Octave of Purification and Consecration to God the Father

For who does not have it and/or may be searching for it but cannot find it, in the light of the signs of our times, here is the Holy Octave of Purification and Consecration to God our Father.

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The Fifth and Sixth Seals of Revelation in the Book of Joel

The Fifth and Sixth Seals of Revelation in the Book of Joel

(1) “Listen to this, you elders; everybody in the country, attend! Has anything like this ever happened in your day or in your ancestors’ days? Tell your children about it and let your children tell their children, and their children the next generation! What the nibbler has left, the grown locust has eaten, what the grown locust has left, the hopper has eaten; and what the hopper has left, the…

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The Fifth Seal of Revelation

The Fifth Seal of Revelation

Originally posted on THE DIVINE HEART OF GOD THE FATHER:

1) “Lift Your footsteps to wreak eternal ruin, to avenge everything that the enemy has harmed in the Sanctuary. Your enemies have roared amidst Your meeting place; they made their signs for signs. They fixed their emblems over the entrance, emblems never known before. Their axes deep in the wood, hacking at the panels, they battered them…

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Can the proud abandon themselves to the Father?

Can the proud abandon themselves to the Father?

The question was asked, “Can the proud truly abandon themselves to the providence of the Father?” At face value, the answer would be in the negative, but there are many aspects in this question which cannot be addressed here. In brief, the proud can end up abandoning themselves to God our Father’s providence, after He has deigned to grant them the grace of being humbled, the grace of acceptance…

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The icon of Saint Martial

St MartialThe icon of Saint Martial has just been completed. It was named on the feast day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Martial was an orphan boy who was adopted by Saint Peter after the intercession of the Virgin Mary with Her Son, Jesus Christ. Martial died in Rome as a martyr as a very young adult before Peter was crucified.

The red tunic Martial is shown wearing and the cross he is holding in…

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Sep 04

On icons - 9

On icons - 9

On icons – 9

In creating a work of art, the psyche or soul of the artist ascends from the earthly realm into the heavenly. There, free of all images, the soul is fed in contemplation by the essences of the highest realm, knowing the permanent noumenaof things. Then, satiated with this knowing, it descends again to the earthly realm. And precisely at the boundary between the two worlds, the soul’s spiritual…

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Sep 03

Who was made first, Lucifer or Michael? Response to a question

Who was made first, Lucifer or Michael? Response to a question

Who was made first, Lucifer or Michael? Response to a question

The question was asked as to who was created first by God the Father, whether it was Lucifer or Michael. The answer is the former. Lucifer – now Satan, the Devil – was the first angel to be created. He was the most beautiful of angels, but he proceeded to lose it all through his ceaseless pride.

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On God the Father - 2 - Why He made us

On God the Father - 2 - Why He made us

On God the Father – 2 – Why He made us

“Precisely because He is a Father and has a Son from eternity, God created a category of beings toward whom He could show a love like the one that exists between Him and His Son. He created beings whom He could raise up to love the Father as the Son does, to love the Son as a brother, and to love each other as brethren” (D. Staniloae, 2012, The Holy Trinity: In the beginning there was love, p.…

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