Resilience Prayers

Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in…

About Christianity

About Christ Jesus Christ Emotions of Jesus Jerusalem Christian Quarter The history of the Church Overview sites Overview: Christianity (Encyclopaedia Britannica) Church History 101 Resources for the Study of Early Christianity Religion in American History More in-depth websites Virtual Religion Index – Christian Scriptures Web Sites for the History of Christianity The New Testament Gateway,…

Order of the Mass

How the readings are chosen: The readings are chosen ahead of time, and generally speaking, are the same at each Catholic Church.  They are prepared and recorded in a published Lectionary.  You can view the readings for the next few days at  USCCB and EWTN.  You can access the full order of the Mass at ICBC….

Protective Prayers

Psalm 5:11-12 Five different types of prayers for a hedge of protection around you Psalm 91 A prayer for God to be your refuge and fortress (listen) Psalm 37 A prayer of trust in God Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel A prayer for protection in battle 3 Prayers that can drive out evil These…

The Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount is a good starting place if you are exploring the teachings of Jesus Christ.  The Beatitudes remind me of the Ten Commandments – but for the New Testament.  One of the central messages is that if you are nice and kind to begin with – then you earn grace more…

Praying – how and why

Over the years I have gradually begun to think of prayer as a personal commune with God, Mary, Angels, or all of the aforementioned.  It can take a while to get to the point where you feel a sort of “energy flow”. I think there are a lot of different ways to pray, but it…

Who should judge who?

This is really more of a question. Is man intended to judge man, or is there a higher power in charge of leveling all judgement? Is revenge ever justified, or should we wait for people’s souls to be evaluated by a higher power? Is it our place to attempt to equalize when we do not…

Good and Evil

I think it’s important to understand how to increase good in the world, and hopefully – in effect, decrease evil. It is said that Socrates devoted his whole life to one question: how he and others can become good human beings, or as good as possible. There are a few routes you could take. One would…

Angels and Seraphim

What do angels actually do? Seraphim celebrate God’s love, worship God continually, and celebrate the praises of God.  Angels also communicate between heaven and earth, multipurpose as soldiers, and are servants in the heavenly court. They are often accompanied by flashes of lightning. A few of the main archangels are Michael, Uriel and Gabriel. But…