Quote/s of the Day – 22 January – “Month of the Most Holy Name of Jesus” – The Memorial of Saints Vincent of Saragossa (Died 304) Martyr – Wisdom 3:1-8, Luke 21:9-19 “And you shall be hated by all men,for my name’s sake.” Luke 21:17 “Blessed are youwhen men revile youand persecute you …on my […]Quote/s of the Day – 22 January – “And you shall be hated by all men,for my name’s sake.” – Luke 21:17 — AnaStpaul
A shaft of light hits
the hidden recess – icons
in gold illumined
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Thought for the Day – 21 January – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) Self-Denial “Let us examine carefully what is meant by this self-denial.It makes two main demands on us.Firstly, we must renounce all those lower impulses and desires, which besiege the soul (1 Peter 2:11).This means, that we have to control and discipline […]Thought for the Day – 21 January – Self-Denial — AnaStpaul
Susan Treacy’s “The Music of Christendom” serves as a useful introduction to whet one’s appetite, but it could have been considerably more fleshed out. Ultimately this book is a primer, something to spark interest in the rich world of classical music in a primarily religious audience. 1,268 more wordsThe Music of Christendom — The Imaginative Conservative
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.
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Thought for the Day – 20 January – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) Blessed are the Poor “Detachment from riches implies, the obligation of using them, as a means of reaching eternal life and in accordance with the principles of justice and charity.This is a positive command of God, which nobody can ignore without […]Thought for the Day – 20 January – Blessed are the Poor — AnaStpaul
Thought for the Day – 19 January – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) Humility “Humility is the most difficult of all the virtues because, it requires us to deny ourselves.Jesus warns us, that anyone who wishes to follow Him, must deny himself. “If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself” (Mt 16:24). Humility […]Thought for the Day – 19 January – Humility — AnaStpaul
One Minute Reflection – 18 January – Feast of the Chair of St Peter, Readings: 1 Peter 5:1-4, Matthew 16:13-19 “Upon this rock I will build my church” … Matthew 16:18 REFLECTION – “Nothing escaped the Wisdom and Power of Christ, the elements of nature lay at His service, spirits obeyed Him, Angels served Him. […]One Minute Reflection – 18 January – “Upon this rock I will build my church” — AnaStpaul
One Minute Reflection – 16 Januaryr – Second Sunday after Epiphany, Readings: Romans 12:6-16, John 2:1-11. “This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed in him…” – John 2:11 REFLECTION – “The miracle by which our Lord Jesus Christ changed water into wine […]One Minute Reflection – 16 January – ‘ … And yet, we do not wonder … ‘ — AnaStpaul
Where nature and faith
converge; a true flowering –
taste the bread and wine
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Quote/s of the Day – 15 January – Readings: Phillippians 3:7-12, Matthew 11:25-34 “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heartand you will find rest for your souls…” Matthew 11:29 “For in prosperity,a man is often puffed up with pride,whereas tribulations chastensand humbles him through suffering […]Quote/s of the Day – 15 January – … Learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart …’ Matthew 11:29 — AnaStpaul