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Offline Nadir

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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2016, 02:31:06 PM »
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    the beautiful poem at the beginning of "The Divine Crucible of Purgatory":

    "O! It were bliss
    After life's plenitude of miseries
    And death's alarms,
    To lie within the everlasting arms
    Awakened by God's kiss,
    Heaven's joy were all in this,
    To lose all pain and dread,
    And be thus comforted
    By Love's own kiss--the kiss that wakes the dead."

    "For He Himself shall wipe away all tears;
    The pent-up grief of years
    Shall sob itself to rest
    Childlike, upon His breast.
    With more than mother's love
    He shall caress,
    And bless
    With joys, all joy above,
    The comfortless,
    Earth could not weep
    To pass through death's eclipse,
    Could she but know whose lips
    Would raise her from that sleep.
    Ye, who have understood,
    Be not afraid,
    Nor dread,
    It is God's kiss--God's kiss that wakes the dead."


    Indeed, it is! Thank you Gabriella

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    « Reply #16 on: November 16, 2016, 11:07:22 PM »
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  • I am reading the Book of Deuteronomy.
     


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    « Reply #17 on: November 21, 2016, 11:32:27 PM »
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    I am reading the Book of Deuteronomy.
     


    I have finished the Book of Deuteronomy and now I am reading the Book of Joshua.

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    « Reply #18 on: November 23, 2016, 12:31:31 AM »
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    I am reading "The Science of the Cross" by St Edith Stein.


    Oh, I have heard of Edith Stein. Isn't she a Jewish convert? I would love to hear a little about this book. :)


    It is her commentary on the writings of St John of the Cross. under obedience she compiled it while she was in Holland. She was just putting the finishing touches on it when the Nazi police came to the door of the convent to arrest her and her sister.  


    That sounds so interesting!

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    « Reply #19 on: November 29, 2016, 11:24:09 PM »
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    I am reading "The Science of the Cross" by St Edith Stein.


    Oh, I have heard of Edith Stein. Isn't she a Jewish convert? I would love to hear a little about this book. :)


    It is her commentary on the writings of St John of the Cross. under obedience she compiled it while she was in Holland. She was just putting the finishing touches on it when the Nazi police came to the door of the convent to arrest her and her sister.  


    That sounds so interesting!


    She was a canonized saint;

    In Echt, Edith Stein hurriedly completed her study of "The Church's Teacher of Mysticism and the Father of the Carmelites, John of the Cross, on the Occasion of the 400th Anniversary of His Birth, 1542-1942." In 1941 she wrote to a friend, who was also a member of her order: "One can only gain a scientia crucis (knowledge of the cross) if one has thoroughly experienced the cross. I have been convinced of this from the first moment onwards and have said with all my heart: 'Ave, Crux, Spes unica' (I welcome you, Cross, our only hope)." Her study on St. John of the Cross is entitled: "Kreuzeswissenschaft" (The Science of the Cross).

    Edith Stein was arrested by the Gestapo on 2 August 1942, while she was in the chapel with the other sisters. She was to report within five minutes, together with her sister Rosa, who had also converted and was serving at the Echt Convent. Her last words to be heard in Echt were addressed to Rosa: "Come, we are going for our people."

    http://www.vatican.va/news_services/liturgy/saints/ns_lit_doc_19981011_edith_stein_en.html


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    « Reply #20 on: December 01, 2016, 04:53:42 PM »
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  • Question:  As anyone here, read "The Mass", by Adrian Fortesue ?  My husband has a "tablet" and is looking at books to read for 99 cents.  

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    « Reply #21 on: December 08, 2016, 10:55:50 PM »
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    I am reading the Book of Deuteronomy.
     


    I have finished the Book of Deuteronomy and now I am reading the Book of Joshua.


    I have finished the Book of Joshua and I am now reading the First Book of Samuel.  

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    « Reply #22 on: December 09, 2016, 06:21:37 AM »
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  • A friend in Wisconsin sent me the English abridged version of the Catechism of Perseverance by Mons. Gaume. I was able to find the 10 volume series in Portuguese online. This work is outstanding. The original was in French. If you can find the complete version, it is a true treasure that will enhance your spiritual understanding.

    The abridged version is good. It is very much abbreviated, however. The 10 volume series is one of the best spiritual readings and easy to understand. Find it and read it!
    We conclude logically that religion can give an efficacious and truly realistic answer to the great modern problems only if it is a religion that is profoundly lived, not simply a superficial and cheap religion made up of some vocal prayers and some ceremonies...


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    « Reply #23 on: December 09, 2016, 02:28:59 PM »
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  • The Dove with the Scarlet Collar, The Life of Mother Mary Elias of the the Blessed Sacrament, OCD, by Mother Teresa of Jesus, OCD.

    Mexican-born in 1879, she lived through the revolution in Mexico, and the terrible persecution of the Church and escaped with her sisters to safety in Cuba, and later to the US where she established four Carmels.

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    « Reply #24 on: December 17, 2016, 02:08:39 AM »
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  • Right now I am reading the Second Book of Samuel.  

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    « Reply #25 on: December 17, 2016, 08:15:24 PM »
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  • Carmelite Devotions and Prayers for the special feasts of the Liturgical Year,
    Compiled by a Carmelite Tertiary
    First published by the Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Milwaukee in 1956.


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    « Reply #26 on: December 17, 2016, 09:19:26 PM »
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    Carmelite Devotions and Prayers for the special feasts of the Liturgical Year,
    Compiled by a Carmelite Tertiary
    First published by the Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Milwaukee in 1956.


    Some wonderful Carmelite books are sold by the Sisters of Carmel of the Monastery of the Sacred Hearts here: http://www.sistersofcarmel.com/catholic-books-carmelite-spirituality.php

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    « Reply #27 on: December 18, 2016, 02:31:17 AM »
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  • Thank you, Gabriella. Here is the website of the sisters:
    http://www.sistersofcarmel.org/

    Very beautiful and good to know they exist.

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    « Reply #28 on: December 22, 2016, 12:57:23 AM »
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    Right now I am reading the Second Book of Samuel.  


    Right now I am reading the First Book of Kings.

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    « Reply #29 on: December 22, 2016, 06:07:02 PM »
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  • Still reading How Christ Said the First Mass.

    What an eye opener.  They should teach this in seminary.  
    "Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered: and them that hate Him flee from before His Holy Face"  Psalm 67:2[/b]


     

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