Weekly Series on the Soul, Part 45 – Quo Vadis?

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 45 of our weekly series on the soul. I’ve been working on the Rosary ebooks project, and have spent so much time at the computer that I’ve had to rest my eyes today. They’re not only dry, they hurt. So this may be the shortest post in the series tonight because I’m just going to share a video with you, one that I find to be downright prophetic. I’ll close my eyes and listen to it with you. And I hope to be back with you soon.

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A question re arranging the Rosary ebooks

A few days later (Nov 21, 2020): Turns out it wasn’t such a stupid question after all, because the software I was thinking of using to format the ebooks doesn’t recognize internal links, so I will actually have to put the prayers in each place you might want to use them to keep you from having to go back and forth. Live and learn. And I’ve got lots of learning to do! :P

Later that same night: Never mind. Next time I’ll sleep on it before I post a question. Because as soon as I stopped thinking about it I realized that I didn’t have to do it either of the ways I asked about. All I have to do is put the prayers in once and then link to them every place you would need them. Oy! Amazing what the little brain cells can do if only I let them. ;)

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Rosary Project 3.0 in the works

+JMJ+ You may have wondered, if you’ve wandered through the Rosary Project pages on the blog, what that other phase was that I’ve mentioned here and there for a few moons (maybe more than a few). I’ve been pondering, too, of what that phase might consist. Well, wonder no more because, by golly, I think I’ve got it! 

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Weekly Series on the Soul, Part 44

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 44 of our weekly series on the soul. Tonight, I’m not talking about a book, though I will link to one in the notes, and also to a video of a brief interview with the author. Politics has been much on everyone’s mind these days, including mine. And religion is always on my mind. So tonight I want to pose a question and offer some thoughts. My views will, of course, have been influenced by others, by what I’ve read or watched, et cetera, but these are my own thoughts, and if I go wrong it’s entirely my own fault.

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God bless our Veterans!

Respect and gratitude from me to all veterans who have served or are serving our beloved country. Thank you, veterans, whoever and wherever you are, for your service, your courage, honor, and sacrifice. God bless you and God bless America!

St. Martin of Tours, pray for us. Pray for our veterans!


Notes and Links

Image: St. Martin of Tours cutting his cloak in half to share with a beggar, painting by Anthony Van Dyck. St. Martin is the patron saint of soldiers. See more artwork depicting St. Martin of Tours and read about him at this marvelous art site.

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From my heart and mind to yours

+JMJ+ Family: I know the election is on everybody’s mind. I wrote another post for tonight, but I’ll save it for later. I want to say a few words to you right now, from my heart and mind to yours.

Don’t give up. Persevere! 

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Weekly Series on the Soul, Part 43 – Material, Immaterial or Both?

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 43 of our weekly series on the soul. I may stop this series at part 50 so I can focus on another series. So let’s dig into the book, Body, Soul, and Life Everlasting. We talked about the Hebrew words and concepts of nephesh and ruach last time. They make an appearance this week, too, as Dr. Cooper reminds us that ancient Hebrew anthropology is not exactly the same as our modern anthropology, or exactly like the ancient Christian one, either. And we have to watch out so that we are not guilty of reading notions into the text that simply are not there. I’m going to backtrack a little before going to the next chapter, and let Dr. Cooper talk more about holism, monism and the Old Testament.

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Re-Reading the New Age Series – Part 6

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 6 of the continuing series, Re-Reading the New Age, wherein I reveal probably more than I should. I’ve been debating whether to continue with the Alice Bailey book, Education in the New Age, or to come back to it later and pick up a different book for now, or to continue with the rambling personal story of how I got into the New Age and back out again, which will include mentions of books. Books helped get me into the New Age (you can see some of the ones that got me into it in the image at the top of this post, NOT the miracles book, that came later and I always thought it was dumb and I still do, more about that later*), and books helped me get out of the New Age. I owe their authors a deep debt of gratitude. And I owe the Lord a profound debt that I can never repay. But then He doesn’t ask me to.

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Remembering the Holy Souls

Remembering and praying for the Holy Souls on All Souls’ Day 2020, especially those who no one to pray for them. May we never forget them. Lord, help us to remember those who long to be with You when their purification is done.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Voting and a Well-Formed Catholic Conscience

+JMJ+ This is the most important election of my lifetime. This is the time for us to choose which way we shall go: to continue the great experiment that is the U.S.A. or to go down the path to socialism with all the horrors that entails. I don’t want that dark dystopian future for us and I hope you don’t either. I put together Vote 2020 (a voting resource page) and I’ll stick this post to the top of the blog for a few days. Vote your conscience but please form your conscience well first.

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Happy and Blessed All Saints’ Day, Y’all!

+JMJ+ I hope you’re having a happy and blessed All Saints’ Day. I was getting my Divine Mercy tweet ready a few minutes ago (read: a few minutes late, okay, an hour) when I found this in St. Faustina’s Diary:

“On one occasion I heard these words in my soul, Make a novena for your country. This novena will consist of the recitation of the Litany of the Saints. Ask your confessor for permission [probably Father Sopocko or Father Andrasz].”

Kowalska, Saint Maria Faustina. Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul, (section? paragraph?) 59. Marian Press. Kindle Edition.

That seems like a great idea to me. Pray the Litany of the Saints for our country. And the election! If only I’d thought about putting election stuff on the site sooner, and had found this sooner. But I didn’t find it in the book by searching for anything related to elections. I was looking for something to do with saints to post for All Saints’ Day.

Which brings me back to the reason I began this post to begin with: to send you a heartfelt greeting and to say I hope you’re having a happy and blessed All Saints’ Day, whoever and wherever you are.

Tomorrow is the first Monday of the month so I’ll be posting another part of the Re-Reading the New Age series sometime tomorrow, probably tomorrow night. Until then, may you stay safe and well, virtuous and holy. And may His peace be always with you. God bless you! +JMJ+

Happy and Blessed All Hallow’s Eve, Y’all!

+JMJ+ Happy and Blessed All Hallow’s Eve, y’all. Prayers for my whole online family that you will all be safe and have a Holy celebration of the Saints & Blesseds. (And don’t forget the Holy Souls November 2 and every day, too). I’m praying for our country, too, and our elections on November 3. Some serious spiritual warfare going on right now, oy vey! Please pray for each other and for me, too! I appreciate you.

Important related post and another re spiritual warfare and spiritual enemies. And if you do a search on the web, you’ll also find that there is a renewed effort to curse the President this Halloween, right before the election on November 3, 2020. Please pray. Pray like never before for each other, for our President and for our country. Amen!

God bless you all! I hope you’ll visit the blog soon and often. Until then, whoever and wherever you are, please stay safe, well, and most importantly, virtuous and holy. May the Lord bless and keep you and yours, and may His peace be always with you. +JMJ+