A Woman in Need
A woman came today in need,
so many tears and fears expressed,
another impossible human situation,
we did what we could,
gave her some numbers,
helped her out in other ways,
but so much worry and pain,
her life changed as they say on a dime.
Sometimes all you can do is take a deep breath
and let it out slowly.--Br.MD
The route for the first annual “Welcome back You Old Fossil” Tri-cycle Race and Polka Fest will be held soon – the exact date and time shall be kept secret until it happens…While participation in this race is voluntary, as it is in honor of the return of our Most Benevolent, Wise and (slightly Weird) Mummy Overlord lack of participation will result in being made to dine in the UM cafeteria for every meal until the next race, plus at least 1 visit from me every week where I play my accordion for
Mental illness is a terrible disease. It affects the lives of those with depression, bi polar disorder, OCD, and more in a profound way.
But their are lots of ways to overcome this illness. For example, their are hundreds of different forms of psychotherapy, anywhere from Freudian psychoanalysis to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Jeffrey Epstein’s Soul, Prayer, Judgement, Mercy, and Hell
Famed Holocaust survivor Elie Weisel once quoted a saying from an ancient rabbinical text: the angels weep whenever a soul is condemned to Hell. Our Lord seemed to echo that angelic emotion with His agonized sweat in the Garden of Gethsemane on the night before He died. If the angels lament the loss of one soul, how much more does God mourn the loss of one whom He created in His image and likeness to live with Him forever?
Prisoners are Beloved Children of God
Every once in awhile I like to share something about my experience in writing prisoners. I fell into it by accident, if truth be told. One day the abbot brought me a letter from a prisoner about 5 years ago and requested that I write to him. It is been rewarding for me on many levels.
Some of the men I write to, actually need to be in jail. Others got caught doing something very stupid when they were young. One prisoner will never get out for w
I do believe that as more and more professionals come forward and talk about their NDEs that it will become harder to discount them. In a physicalist, universe these kinds of experiences would be impossible. However, I do understand that "Confirmation Bias" However, I do understand that "Confirmation Bias" can be an issue with any conversation that deals with seeking the truth, I suffer from it.
Jeffery Long has actually stated that the NDE proves the existence of God and the afterlife. He
Mary's role iln the Christian Path
Every since I was a small child, I have had a devotion to the Blessed Mother. I do think because of that, my devotion has not interfered with my intimacy with Christ Jesus, but only over the years deepened it. This is the experience of untold numbers of Christians from the old expressions of the Christian faith. Also, I have met many non-Catholic’s who have admitted to me a love of Mary, as well as of the Rosary.
There will perhaps never be a time when
Fr. James’s funeral
All the years that I have been here, we have never had such a crowd for a monk’s funeral. It was a touching, and beautiful, experience for the whole community. Our lives are interesting, we go through our lives meeting others on a daily basis. We interact with one another, yet for the most part, it never occurs to us how we have influenced those around us. We do remember those who have touched us deeply.
What we become is made by one choice at a time. There is no su
Receiving Fr. James’s Behrens body
When a member of our community dies, we gather the day before the funeral to receive the body. I guess this is around my 55th time for this, and a very powerful liturgical event.
Family, and friends of the Monastery gather for the ‘Vespers’ for the dead. The body is placed in our bier, and 8 men are the pall-bearers. The body leads the procession to the front of the church, where it is placed beneath the Paschal Candle. The candle that is lit at the East
Riding the waves
Emotions rise and fall,
fueled by unruly thoughts,
like ocean waves, we learn to ride,
knowing that it will pass,
and calm restored.
There are storms and lightning,
we may feel like we are drowning,
then it calms and we find peace for a time.
There is love and friendship,
the waves beautiful and they carry us,
over the rough eddies that we must traverse,
carrying us into deeper love and trust,
learning forgiveness and compassion.
In the midst of the whir
How we respond or react
We can sit, or stand or lay down,
really we don’t have to do anything,
time still flies, what to do?
Getting through the day can be rough,
yet each moment precious,
how we respond and interact
with those we meet carries more weight
than we may ever know.
Freedom or free will is a seed
that can only grow by the choices we make,
small ones are practice for the big ones,
when pressure builds,
emotions arise in all their force,
it is then we are called to
I've been a fan of the NFL's New England Patriots for a long time, even before they became a dynasty.
However, I don't take being a fan too seriously. If the Patriots win games and championships, then that's good for me.
But if they lose a big game or have a bad season, it's not going to ruin my life. That's because I don't think of it as the end of the world like some sports fans seem to believe.
I mean, when the Pats won the six Super Bowls that they won, I was glad they were
When I lived at my grandmother's she would tell me so many things like how the devil, witches, gnomes, la llorona and other things were very real. She told me that if I didn't go to sleep at the time she told me to that the devil will be dancing on my ceiling. Chewing gum at night was bad she said if I chewed it, it would turn to bones. If I wasn't inside before dark she would lock me out so that the witches will take me. Playing with toys when I'm suppose to be sleeping will have something want
Assumption of Mary 2019
“While she lived on this earth,, Mary could only be close to a few people. Being in God, who is close to us, actually, “within” all of us, Mary shares in this closeness of God. Being in God and with God, she is close to each one of us, knows our hearts, can hear our prayers, can help us with her motherly kindness and has been given to us, as the Lord said, precisely as a “mother” to whom we can turn at every moment.” Benedict XVI
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Working with those with mental illness has it's rewards. Many individuals with this terrible illness can be helped and will listen to good advice they're given by people who care about them, such as friends, family, and therapists.
However, with some folks with mental health issues, even the greatest and most helpful advice falls on deaf ears. It doesn't matter what you tell them. They don't listen to good advice and just do whatever they want instead.
Some people have to hit r
I want to start off this blog from the very beginning. I was very little I don't remember it my mother is the one who told me this. When I was a little girl my mother told me I would get up in the middle of the night with my doll and walk into the kitchen in the dark. She always heard me talking to someone it creeped her out she didn't tell me what I would be saying. My mother would go into the kitchen to send me back to bed. Ok so one night like the other nights my mom saw me get up and walk to