Thought for the Day – 7 February – Religion and Action — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 7 February – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) Religion and Action “Anyone who fails to correspond with the grace of God, is not living the life of Jesus.Without the life of Jesus, he is a dead limb, a withered branch cut away from the vine.It is not enough to […]

Thought for the Day – 7 February – Religion and Action — AnaStpaul

Forward to the Past! A Tarot Reading – The State of the United States

A year on into the Biden Presidency, where does America stand?

The Queen of Wands at the centre of the 7 day week spread to me indicates that qualities of courage, independence and confidence are growing; despite trying circumstances, the wish for freedom and a meaningul philosophy is growing paramount.

The 6 of Wands in the Moon position hints that emotionally and domestically there is a sense of overcoming those trying situations, particularly over the last two years, of course. There will emerge a need for spiritual renewal.

A Long Lasting Dilemma

The 2 of Swords in the Mars position, is a strong indication of the dilemma that has faced US troops and also those responsible individuals who have to take action. There has and still is something of an impasse within the country between the two opposing sides of the political spectrum. This is unlikely to be resolved quickly.

The Death card in the Mercury position means that there is much to change in the local environment, the manner of short distance travel and most particularly within the media industry as a whole. This doesn’t merely suggest some tinkering at the edges, but a wholesale transformation in these crucial areas, as befits Pluto’s up and coming arrival at the point it was in the 1776 independence chart for the USA. Be prepared.

A Return to Family Values

The 4 of Cups in the Jupiter position shows that home and family will enshrine a new philosophy, indicating something of a restoration to more traditional values among certain populations. Religion too may well see a great growth; having had more time to think about core values over the last two years, many millions have examined their own hearts and family and have found solace there.

The Knight of Coins in the Venus position is a further indication that more traditionally conservative values can help to make many feel better, more wholesome. A certain pleasure can be gained from looking after the practical side of life too, even finding enjoyment in routine. Home crafts and local industries are likely to boom.

The Hierophant in the resolution or outcome position underlines the likely outcome for the USA this year; there will be a return to traditional spiritual beliefs and a need to conform to them, which has been brought about by the great uncertainty of the world around us. Sometimes, perhaps at all times, our souls need a cleansing and an assurance. Many Americans are beginning to understand this, it seems.

Copyright Francis 2022

Tolkien and the Roman Catholic Church — The Imaginative Conservative (Reblog)

Though J.R.R. Tolkien said that the Roman Catholicism only entered “The Lord of the Rings” consciously in its revision, one finds prayer, notions of hierarchy, and Catholic sacramental elements in the earliest conceptions of the legendarium. In 1900, much to the dismay of her family, Mabel Tolkien was confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church. Her […]

Tolkien and the Roman Catholic Church — The Imaginative Conservative

Thought for the Day – 6 January – The Epiphany — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 6 January – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) The Epiphany “Let us consider the faith of the Magi, a faith which was willing, lively and active.They saw in the sky the star which heralded the Infant Jesus and experienced the divine inspiration in their hearts.Immediately they went in search […]

Thought for the Day – 6 January – The Epiphany — AnaStpaul

Saint of the Day – 5 January – Saint Emiliana of Rome (6th Century) — AnaStpaul Reblog)

Saint of the Day – 5 January – Saint Emiliana of Rome (6th Century) Virgin, Recluse, Mystic. Patronage – single laywomen. Also known as – Aemiliana, Emilian, Emilienne. The Roman Martyrology states: “In Rome, commemoration of Saint Emiliana, Virgin, Aunt of Pope Saint Gregory the Great, who, shortly after her sister Tarsilla, also returned to […]

Saint of the Day – 5 January – Saint Emiliana of Rome (6th Century) — AnaStpaul

One Minute Reflection – 4 January – ‘ … Let us, too, build a dwelling in our hearts, …’ — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

One Minute Reflection – 4 January – “Month of the Most Holy Name of Jesus” – Christmas Weekday, Readings: 1 John 3:7-10, Psalm 98:1, 7-9, John 1:35-42 He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying and they stayed with him that day … John 1:39 REFLECTION – “John was there and […]

One Minute Reflection – 4 January – ‘ … Let us, too, build a dwelling in our hearts, …’ — AnaStpaul

Saint of the Day – 4 January – Saint Pharaildis of Ghent (c 650-c 740) — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

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

Saint of the Day – 3 January – Saint Blitmund of Bobbio (Died 660) — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Saint of the Day – 3 January – Saint Blitmund of Bobbio (Died 660) Monk, Abbot, Founder of Monasteries and Churches, miracle-worker. Born in the late 6th Century in the Dauphiné region of modern France and died in 660 of natural causes. Also known as – Blitmund of St-Valéry, Blitmund of Leuconay, Blitmund of Picardië, […]

Saint of the Day – 3 January – Saint Blitmund of Bobbio (Died 660) — AnaStpaul