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Archive for June, 2012

New Original Catholic Art


Our Lady of Sorrows, ©Tianna Mallett

 

 There have been many requests for the original artwork produced here by my wife and daughter. You can now own them in our unique high quality magnet-prints. They come in 8″x10″ and, because they are magnetic, can be placed in the center of your home on the fridge, your school locker, a toolbox, or another metal surface.
Or, frame these beautiful prints and display them wherever you like in your home or office. Read more… »

Published in: HOME, NEWS | on June 25th, 2012 | 1 Comment »

Well, that was close…


Tornado Touchdown, June 15th, 2012, near Tramping Lake, SK; photo by Tianna Mallett

 

IT was a restless night—and a familiar dream. My family and I were escaping persecution… and then, like before, the dream would turn into us fleeing tornadoes. When I awoke yesterday morning, the dream “stuck” in my mind as my wife and I drove into a nearby town to pick up our family van at the repair shop.

In the distance, dark clouds were looming. Thunderstorms were in the forecast. We heard on the radio that there might even be tornadoes. “It seems too cool for that,” we agreed. But soon we would change our minds. Read more… »

Published in: HOME, SIGNS | on June 16th, 2012 | 2 Comments »

Be Resolved

 

FAITH is the oil which fills our lamps and prepares us for Christ’s coming (Matt 25). But how do we attain this faith, or rather, fill our lamps? The answer is through prayer

Prayer attends to the grace we need…Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), n.2010

Many people begin the new year making a “New Year’s Resolution” — a promise to change a certain behavior or accomplish some goal. Then brothers and sisters, be resolved to pray. So few Catholics see the importance of God today because they no longer pray. If they prayed consistently, their hearts would be filled more and more with the oil of faith. They would encounter Jesus in a very personal way, and be convinced within themselves that He exists and is who He says He is. They would be given a divine wisdom by which to discern these days we live in, and more of a heavenly perspective of all things. They would encounter Him when they seek Him with a childlike trust…

…seek him in integrity of heart; because he is found by those who do not test him, and manifests himself to those who do not disbelieve him. (Wisdom 1:1-2)

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Published in: HOME, SPIRITUALITY | on June 13th, 2012 | 2 Comments »

She Will Hold Your Hand


From the XIII Station of the Cross, by Fr Pfettisheim Chemin

 

 

“WOULD you pray over me?” she asked, as I was about to leave their home where she and her husband took care of me during my mission there in California several weeks ago. “Of course,” I said.

She sat down in a chair in the living room facing a wall of icons of Jesus, Mary and the saints. As I placed my hands on her shoulders and began to pray, I was struck by a clear image in my heart of Our Blessed Mother standing beside this woman to her left. She was wearing a crown, like the statue of Fatima; it was strapped with gold with white velvet in between. Our Lady’s hands were outstretched, and her sleeves were rolled up like she was going to work!

At that moment, the woman I was praying over began to weep. Read more… »

Published in: HOME, MARY | on June 8th, 2012 | 2 Comments »

California and Ohio

 

 

IF you’re in the area, I hope to see you at the following events!

  • June 29 – July 1: 20th Annual Marian Conference, Crowne Plaza Conf. Centre, Foster City, CA, USA (details here)
  • July 2: Encounter With Jesus, St. Agnes Parish, Concord, CA, USA, 7pm
  • July 28 & 29: Marian Conference, Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, OH, USA
  • July 30: Encounter With Jesus, Windsor, OH, Servants of Mary: Center for Peace, 7pm
**Please note that the event on July 1 at St. Dominic has been cancelled.  Read more… »
Published in: HOME, NEWS | on June 6th, 2012 | No Comments »