Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Eternity, Time and Love

“Time passes and does not return.
God has assigned to each of us a definite time in which to fulfill His divine plan for our soul;
We have only this time and shall have no more.
Time ill spent is lost forever.
Our life is made up of this uninterrupted, continual flow of time, which never returns.
In eternity, on the contrary, time will be no more;
We shall be established forever in the degree of love which we have reached now, in time.
If we have attained a high degree of love, we shall be fixed forever in that degree of love and glory; if we possess only a slight degree, that is all we shall have throughout eternity. No further progress will be possible when time has ended.
‘Therefore, whilst we have time, let us work good to all men’ (Gal 6:10).
We must give every moment its full amount of love, and make each passing moment eternal, by giving it value for eternity’ (Sr. Carmela of the Holy Spirit, OCD).”
                       -Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, OCD

Monday, June 24, 2013

Holy Foolishness

I double dog dare you to walk barefoot with Jesus in this world of shoes.

Love Him enough to Be a Holy Fool(Click for link to post).


Thursday, June 06, 2013

After 95 Years... God Wins. +



Dad sent me this morning to give me a smile... not sure if anyone checks here, but I thought I'd pass my smile along. The moral of the story is... even after millions of martyrs in Russia and 95 years of suppression -the seeds of God's Faith and Love that seemed to be dead burst forth into the streets on June 2nd. We will never know until heaven the names of all the babushkas who hid the faith in their living rooms, the names of missionaries who snuck into the country undercover -some of who were killed even during my time in Siberia. But in God's time, in God's way -He always wins. He always answers prayers. He is never outdone in generosity and sacrifice. 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Women's Care Center and Ann Manion

Most of you know Ann Manion -Mike Murphy's (Cheryl's husband's) oldest sister. The Kloskas are blessed to have gotten to know her well at Kloska-Murphy functions over all these years. She is a beautiful person... and this is a beautiful video:


Saturday, May 04, 2013

"Do not wish for many things, whether they are within or out of reach. Instead, take care to sanctify the little you have." 
                                                        -Mother Gabriel, The Ascetic of Love

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Some Great Blog Posts...and a New Book

Theresa, Bobby -and the Coonans have some beautiful posts this past week on the 'My Year of Faith' blog... check them out:

Theresa on St. Gianna and Motherhood

Bobby on Intellectual Joy

Mr. and Mrs. Coonan on Nurturing Vocations

Fr. Matthew on Jesus' Command to Love

**** And as a bonus -Theresa's new book -'Big-Hearted Families' can be ordered here.

Friday, April 05, 2013

Comfort Me by Letting Me Redeem You

Its a bit late for Good Friday, but upon request I repost this here.

It is always good to keep the Crucifixion and Resurrection together anyway -for without the Resurrection, we have no Hope. But without His Wounds, we have no chance of reaching Divine Love.