I need your prayers.

I had a doctors appointment today, and have another one tomorrow. I’m really hoping for a good outcome from the testing at these appointments..

I’m still in a period of dryness, and, while I have been praying, I haven’t had the ability to concentrate very well, and especially having trouble concentrating on spiritual/scripture reading (or any reading past a few lines for that matter).

Some of the lack of concentration could be related to medicines I take, or the mental illness itself. No matter what, I really miss scripture and spiritual reading. I have so many books to read but my concentration is very poor. I am so frustrated.

Lately, I’ve felt like I’m on a neverending down escalator. I’ve been through this before - many times - but not while in a period of spiritual dryness.

Anyway - say a prayer for me. Thank you all!

Take away love and our earth is a tomb. — Robert Browning (via fathershane)
tleelee1991:

The Christ Child and the Blessed Mother

tleelee1991:

The Christ Child and the Blessed Mother

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tleelee1991:

Jesus - the Holy Eucharist

tleelee1991:

Jesus - the Holy Eucharist

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thisisnixofficial:

O COME, O COME EMMANUEL. = It’s the Fourth Sunday of Advent! Quadruple blaze it up & I wish you a happy christmas eve eve! ☺ -LOVE.x

thisisnixofficial:

O COME, O COME EMMANUEL. = It’s the Fourth Sunday of Advent! Quadruple blaze it up & I wish you a happy christmas eve eve! ☺ -LOVE.x

revtutu:

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

revtutu:

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

fathershane:

“I struggle with distractions when I pray…”

As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him. He walked along from there and saw two other brothers, James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat, with their father Zebedee, mending their nets. He called them, and immediately they left their boat and their father and followed him.

Matthew 4:18-22

Lord, give me the courage and strength to follow in Sts. Peter, Andrew, James, and John’s example and give up my life for your will. Jesus, I trust you, help me to trust you more. Jesus, I love you, help me to love you more. <3

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It is only in the light of grace that we can see God’s revelation as true and certain. That is the working of the theological virtue of faith, which takes away our blindness toward God and , in truth, ourselves. — Father James M. Sullivan (Magnificat Year of Faith Companion)
Faith is belief in a person and a personal relationship with that person. It involves us giving our heart to Jesus in love and our mind through studying the truths of faith, so that mind and heart are engaged with the One alone who is the answer to all our earthly problems. — Archbishop Denis J. Hart (Melbourne)

(via bishopfeed)

Religious Discrimination and Depression

kathleenhockey:

Yesterday (10/18/12) an article was published in Medical News Today online about discrimination towards those struggling with depression.  Briefly summarized, a survey of 1082 people in 35 different countries yielded the following results.  They should be a concern for all of us.

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If you really wish to know joy and love suffering, you are really seeking your own consolation, because once we love, all suffering disappears. — Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (via weweremade2love)
thecrownofroses:

“Our whole life is wrapped up in the Rosary Mysteries, the Life, Death, and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, forever united with Mary, His Most Blessed Mother; Two Hearts, never to be separated, with our hearts placed in-between, for all eternity.”
— Deacon John Giglio

thecrownofroses:

“Our whole life is wrapped up in the Rosary Mysteries, the Life, Death, and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, forever united with Mary, His Most Blessed Mother; Two Hearts, never to be separated, with our hearts placed in-between, for all eternity.”

 Deacon John Giglio

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