Quote/s of the Day – 17 January – The Memorial of St Anthony Abbot (251-356) “The days are comingwhen men will go madand, when they meet a man.who has kept his senses,they will rise up against him, saying,“You are madbecause you are not like us!” “I saw the snares that the enemyspreads out over the […]Quote/s of the Day – 17 January – St Anthony Abbot — AnaStpaul
Saint of the Day – 8 January – Saint Apollinaris the Apologist (Died 2nd Century) Bishop of Hierapolis, Apologist, Confessor, Defender of the True Faith against heretics, Writer, renowned Scholar. Also known as – Apollinaris Claudius, Apollinaris of Hierapolis, Claudius Apollinaris, Apollinare di Gerapoli. Additional Memorial – 7 February on some calendars. The Roman Martyrology […]Saint of the Day – 8 January – Saint Apollinaris the Apologist (Died 2nd Century) — AnaStpaul
Saint of the Day – 7 January – Blessed Matthew of Agrigento OFM (c 1377-1450) “Apostle of the Holy Name of Jesus” Bishop, Priest and Friar of the Friars Minor, Missionary Preacher often with St Bernardine of Siena, Provincial Vicar and General Commissioner of the Order, founder of many Convents. The Etymology of the name Matthew […]Saint of the Day – 7 January – Blessed Matthew of Agrigento OFM (c 1377-1450) “Apostle of the Holy Name of Jesus” — AnaStpaul
Thought for the Day – 7 January – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) The Problem of Suffering “There are some , unfortunately, who rebel under the lash of pain.“God is not good,” they say. “If He were good, He would not permit suffering. God does not love me. If He loved me, He would […]Thought for the Day – 7 January – The Problem of Suffering — AnaStpaul
Saint of the Day – 4 January – Saint Pharaildis of Ghent (c 650-c 740) Virgin, although married, she remained a virgin during her marriage, apostle of charity, miracle-worker. Born in c 650 in Ghent, Belgium and died in c 740 of natural causes. Patronages – against childhood diseases, of toothache, difficult marriages, poultry, victims […]Saint of the Day – 4 January – Saint Pharaildis of Ghent (c 650-c 740) — AnaStpaul
I asked for clarity on the future of the British monarchy. There has been much speculation about this in recent times. I drew 3 cards for the immediate situation, covert situation and outcome.
I wanted to encapsulate it in 3 short phrases, 1 for each card according to my ‘intuition’:
Divine transformation; initiation; new ‘divine’ marriage between the people and ‘the king’.
I have looked at this before and each time, instead of feeling that the monarchy will end completely, I get that it will be truly transformed. The devine feminine energy here seems very strong, hinting of a very different type of institution, perhaps not an institution in any normal sense. The sense of the devine is strong in all 3 of these cards.
Of course, I may be wrong. Maybe this will be a reinstatement of the spiritual relationship between the people and the monarch, I don’t know. I am thinking of a kind of priest king or queen. But watch this space, I think developments are imminent, certainly by spring if not much sooner.
Copyright Francis 2021
One Minute Reflection – 19 February – Friday after Ash Wednesday, Readings: Isaiah 58:1-9, Psalms 51:3-4, 5-6, 18-19, Matthew 9:14-15 and the Memorial of Blessed Alvarez of Cordova OP (c 1350–c 1430) “Then they will fast” – Matthew 9:15 REFLECTION – “Although it is true, that the washing of regeneration is what chiefly makes “people new” (cf. Eph 4,24 […]One Minute Reflection – 19 February – “Then they will fast” – Matthew 9:15 — AnaStpaul
Thought for the Day – 24 January – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) Following Jesus – The Way, the Truth and the Life “Jesus is not only Truth – He is also Life.He is not only our Teacher – He is our Saviour as well.He has given us something which human philosophers could never […]Thought for the Day – 24 January – Following Jesus – The Way, the Truth and the Life — AnaStpaul
Martin Luther writes to George Spalatin in Nuremberg,  reminding him of Luther’s request for Spalatin to write some hymns in German and sending some other news. Quotation: Master George Spalatin, court evangelist, my dearest friend in the Lord: Grace and peace! I have no news to write you, my dear Spalatin, except that I […]January 14, 1524 — Today’s Luther
One Minute Reflection – 28 December – The Feast of the Holy Innocents – The Fourth Day of the Christmas Octave, Readings: 1 John 1:5-2:2, Psalm 124:2-5, 7-8, Matthew 2:13-18 When Herod realised that he had been deceived by the magi, he became furious. He ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and […]One Minute Reflection – 28 December – “The servant is not greater than his lord” — AnaStpaul
The Larimer School was built in 1896 – named for William Larimer Jr., who opened the first Conestoga wagon business in the Pittsburgh area. Larimer …Larimer School – A Historic 1800s School Abandoned Since 1982