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Anne Catherine Emmerich, stigmatic + 9.February 1824

Posted in Epiphany with tags , , , on 9. February 2012 by zaK

St. John of the Cross,mystic, martyr, doctor of the church + 14.December 1591

Posted in Advent with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 14. December 2011 by zaK

The more spiritual a man is, the more he discontinues trying to make particular acts with his faculties, for he becomes more engrossed in one general, pure act, a calm and repose of interior quietude.  The soul would want to remain in that unintelligible peace as in its right place. Since people do not understand the mystery of that new experience, they imagine themselves to be idle and doing nothing. They must learn to abide in that quietude with a loving attentiveness to God. At this stage the faculties are at rest and do not work actively but passively, by receiving what God is effecting in them.

O blessed Jesus, give me stillness of soul in You. Let Your mighty calmness reign in me. Rule me, O King of Gentleness, King of Peace. Amen.


+St. Spyridon



Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, 1788

George Washington, 1799

Dinah Washington, 1963

Catherine Doherty, 1985

Myrna Loy, 1993

Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham, Jr., 1998

St. Gertrude the Great, Benedictine, mystic + 17.November 1302 (translated to 16.November)

Posted in Ordinary Time, the season after Pentecost with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 16. November 2011 by zaK

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.


+St. Margaret of Scotland

+St. Edmund of Abingdon



Clark Gable, 1960

Achille Zavatta, 1993

DJ Screw, 2000

Donald Watson, 2005








St. Francis + 4.October 1226

Posted in Ordinary Time, the season after Pentecost with tags , , , , , on 4. October 2011 by zaK

Most High, all powerful, good Lord,
Yours are the praises, the glory, the honor,
and all blessing.

To You alone, Most High, do they belong,
and no man is worthy to mention Your name.

Be praised, my Lord, through all your creatures,
especially through my lord Brother Sun,
who brings the day; and you give light through him.
And he is beautiful and radiant in all his splendor!
Of you, Most High, he bears the likeness.

Praise be You, my Lord, through Sister Moon
and the stars, in heaven you formed them
clear and precious and beautiful.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Brother Wind,
and through the air, cloudy and serene,
and every kind of weather through which
You give sustenance to Your creatures.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Water,
which is very useful and humble and precious and chaste.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Brother Fire,
through whom you light the night and he is beautiful
and playful and robust and strong.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Mother Earth,
who sustains us and governs us and who produces
varied fruits with colored flowers and herbs.

Praised be You, my Lord,
through those who give pardon for Your love,
and bear infirmity and tribulation.

Blessed are those who endure in peace
for by You, Most High, they shall be crowned.

Praised be You, my Lord,
through our Sister Bodily Death,
from whom no living man can escape.

Woe to those who die in mortal sin.
Blessed are those whom death will
find in Your most holy willl,
for the second death shall do them no harm.

Praise and bless my Lord,
and give Him thanks
and serve Him with great humility.


San Juan de Ávila + 10.May 1569

Posted in Eastertide with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 10. May 2011 by zaK

Turn yourself round like a piece of clay and say to the Lord: I am clay, and you, Lord, the potter. Make of me what you will.