Posted in MORNING Prayers, NOTES to Followers

Apologies – Coffee over the Keyboard – 7 September

Dear all

I did the unmentionable – spilled an entire cup over my keyboard!

Just went to buy a new one.

I’ll be back tomorrow.

With love

God bless you all

Anaapologies! 7 september 2017

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Posted in NOTES to Followers, NOVENAS, Uncategorized

Announcing a Novena to SAINT ANTHONY FOR All OUR INTENTIONS

Announcing a Novena to SAINT ANTHONY FOR ALL OUR INTENTIONS

St Anthony of Padua is also known as Saint Anthony the Wonder-Worker and so it is no surprise that Catholics often turn to him with their requests—more often, perhaps, than to any other saint, with the exception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.    Best known as the patron saint of lost items, Saint Anthony is invoked for many other needs as well.   In this novena, or nine-day prayer, we not only ask for Saint Anthony’s intercession but promise to live more Christian lives.

Saint Anthony received an apparition of the Christ Child, Who, lying in the saint’s arms, kissed him and told St Anthony that He loved him for his preaching.   (Saint Anthony was renowned for his zealous preaching of the True Faith against heretics.)   In this prayer, we recognise that our greatest need is for grace—the life of God in our souls—which saves us from sin.  Our particular need—our request to Saint Anthony—is secondary.

This prayer, however, does not shy away from asking Saint Anthony to intervene in a miraculous fashion to fulfill our particular need.   In return for the good that we desire, we promise to live our lives as Saint Anthony did—conforming our actions to the truths taught to us by the Church, living and preaching the Gospel and serving the poor.

Begining tomorrow – 4 June – Let us Pray:

annoucing a novena to st anthony of padua

Posted in NOTES to Followers, PRAYERS of the SAINTS

Au Revoir – see you soon

My dear Friends and Followers

I will be away for the next 10-14 days.

I expect to be back in the saddle around 3 April or possibly a bit sooner than that.

I will be praying for you all, that the next two weeks of your Lenten journey will be abundantly blessed.

“May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord make His face to shine upon you,
and be gracious to you.
May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
and give you peace.”

St Francis

ST FRANCIS PRAYER - MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU