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no one can fathom the intimacy or love or mercy or forgiveness or grandeur or simplicity of Our Lord God
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Behold, now is a very acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

Try this prayer if you dare: . . . may every breath we breathe in bathe us in the Holy Spirit . . .
may every breath we breathe out be praise and graditude to you O Lord . . .

ahhhh the comfort and peace in knowing You are my God and i am your creation . . .

yet we have the audacity to assign ownership or value then defile your creations:
our brothers and sisters . . . and our material gifts to steward?

A Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi (the namesake of our fearless Gospel living Pope Francis)
Pope Francis on protecting our planet

Lord make me an instrument of your Peace
Where there is hatred, let me sow Love
Where there is injury, pardon:
Where there is doubt, faith:
Where there is despair, hope:
Where there is darkness, light:
Where there is sadness, joy:
O devine master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console:
To be understood as to understand:
To be loved as to love:
For it is in giving that we receive:
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned:
and it is in dying that we are born into eternal life.
Through the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit

Thank You Brother Josh

a special message from Father John Vaughn,OFM to the brothers
and sisters of St. Boniface of the Tenderloin- San Francisco, California.
. . . now being drawn closer to the Secular Franciscans

my Lord my God my Heavenly King

Jesus Christ my Lord my God my Savior my Friend

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In Sausalito I have some friends I share a meal with on Wednesday.
One of my friends shared this Native American prayer with us.

Great Spirit whose voice I may or may not hear.
I come to You as one of your sons (or daughters).
I'm small and weak give me strength
so I may walk in beauty.

as told to me by Kanuk-tuk (Brian)

Jesus laughing out loud
sometimes it's nearly impossible to have eyes that can not see

Our Lady an icon in Cancun

we all have heard of "random acts of kindness" since our insight from science reveals that God does not roll dice . . . . how about "targeted acts of kindness continually"

St. Mary Magnaline of Bolinas
The most amazing things have happened to me. I have been drawn to read the Bible every morning. The readings are taking on more meaning and emotional relevance. I am overwhelmed with what must be grace. I am being rewarded with what feels transformative. I am drenched in humility yet feel more rewarded than ever imagined. I'm easing into abiding with the Lord. I'm there with the Father and the Son as I am with my own father. I am the Luckiest. Mass at Saint Mary Magdalen Church in Bolinas was more the blessing than I even imagined. I always felt I recieved Holy Communion back handedly not this time not ever again. Father Jack O'Neill said I won the spiritual lottery. I've been with my own father for ten days . . . my friend Peter is starting to think I might not come back. I'm trying to make sense of my transformation . . . I'm abiding with Our Father . . . finding great joy and beauty in nature . . . trying to rid my self of ugly ego and fill my heart with compassion. The poor are now enviable . . . the flashy rich seem pathetic . . . my world's been spun upside down because of my personal friendship with God made man himself Jesus Christ through the power and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

A Translation of "Our Father" directly from the Aramaic into English (rather than from Aramaic to Greek to Latin to old English to modern English)

O cosmic Birther of all radiance and vibration. Soften the ground of our being and carve out a space within us where your Presence can abide.

Fill us with your creativity so that we may be empowered to bear the fruit of your mission. Let each of our actions bear fruit in accordance with your desire.

Endow us with the wisdom to produce and share what each being needs to grow and flourish. Untie the tangled threads of destiny that bind us, as we release others from the entanglement of past mistakes.

Do not let us be seduced by that which would divert us from our true purpose, but illuminate the opportunities of the present moment.

For you are the ground and the fruitful vision, the birth, power and fulfillment, as all is gathered and made whole once again.

Every day is a new opportunity to delve deeper into the ocean of God's endless love. My pitiful ego weekened by the strength of Christ's compassion.drift wood prayer prayer

Remember the sky is God's sketch pad . . . it's grounding for those whose heads are in the clouds . . .
look up always
look up
0h new day . . . we have so precious few

each day is our priceless gift;

the will of God played out in each of us

on Earth as it is played out in Heaven

Keep me close to You as You and my free will

bring forth my day

Dear Lord please give me the strength

and endurance to do the right thing . . .

and the courage and integrety to oppose

the wrong thing . . .

please give me the discernment to

recognize the difference . . . Amen photo IMG_0052-7.jpglike a yellow stamp
Saint Mary Magdalene Church, Bolinas, CA

Matter and Spirit . . . There is a mistake in this prayer . . . I meant pray for the cruel not praise . . . praise is for God!

"As the fullness of God - all that He is and all that He has - dwells in Christ, so the fullness of Christ - all that He is and all that He has - dwells in you (Colossians 2:9,10a)." . . . Peace be with you . . .

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Rancho Cristo the song
only the title has anything to do with this page

Why Me Lord?

Verse 1: G C Why me Lord? What have i ever done?
G To deserve even one
D Of the pleasures i've known
G C Tell me Lord.What did i ever do
G That was worth love from you
D G Or the kindness you've shown

C G D G Lord help me Jesus,i've wasted it so help me Jesus,i know what I am
C G D G Now that i know,that i needed you so help me Jesus,my soul's in your hands

Verse 2: G C Try me Lord.If you think there's a way
G I can't try to repay
D All i've taken from you
Maybe Lord.I can show someone else
G What i've been through myself
D G On my way back to you

Repeat chorus twice

D G Jesus,my soul's in your hands.

Fifty easy steps toward being a living saint: by Saint Alphonsus Liguori

1. To desire ardently to increase in the love of Jesus Christ.

2. Often to make acts of love towards Jesus Christ. Immediately on waking, and before going to sleep,
to make an act of love, seeking always to unite your own will to the will of Jesus Christ.

3. Often to meditate on his Passion.

4. Always to ask Jesus Christ for his love.

5. To communicate often, and many times in the day to make spiritual Communions.

6. Often to visit the Most Holy Sacrament.

7. Every morning to receive from the hands of Jesus Christ himself your own cross.

8. To desire Paradise and death, in order to be able to love Jesus Christ perfectly and for all eternity.

9. Often to speak of the love of Jesus Christ.

10. To accept contradictions for the sake of Jesus Christ.

11. To rejoice in the happiness of God.

12. To do that which is most pleasing to Jesus Christ, and not to refuse him anything that is agreeable to him.

13. To desire and to endeavor that all should love Jesus Christ.

14. To pray always for sinners and for the souls in purgatory.

15. To drive from your heart every affection that does not belong to Jesus Christ.

16. Always to have recourse to the most holy Mary, that she may obtain for us the love of Jesus Christ.

17. To honor Mary in order to please Jesus Christ.

18. To seek to please Jesus Christ in all your actions.

19. To offer yourself to Jesus Christ to suffer any pain for his love.

20 To be always determined to die rather than commit a willful venial sin.

21. To suffer crosses patiently, saying, "Thus it pleases Jesus Christ."

22. To renounce your own pleasures for the love of Jesus Christ.

23. To pray as much as possible.

24. To practice all the mortifications that obedience permits.

25. To do all your spiritual exercises as if it were for the last time.

26. To persevere in good works in the time of aridity.

27. Not to do nor yet to leave undone anything through human respect.

28. Not to complain in sickness.

29. To love solitude, to be able to converse alone with Jesus Christ.

30. To drive away melancholy.

37. Often to recommend yourself to those persons who love Jesus Christ.

32. In temptation, to have recourse to Jesus crucified, and to Mary in her sorrows.

33. To trust entirely in the Passion of Jesus Christ.

34. After committing a fault, not to be discouraged, but to repent and resolve to amend.

35. To do good to those who do evil.

36. To speak well of all, and to excuse the intention when you cannot defend the action.

37. To help your neighbor as much as you can.

38. Neither to say nor to do anything that might vex him. And if you have been wanting in charity, to ask his pardon and speak kindly to him.

39. Always to speak with mildness and in a low tone.

40. To offer to Jesus Christ all the contempt and persecution that you meet with.

41. To look upon [religious] Superiors as the representatives of Jesus Christ.

42. To obey without answering and without repugnance, and not to seek your own satisfaction in anything.

43. To like the lowest employments.

44. To like the poorest things.

45. Not to speak either good or evil of yourself.

46. To humble yourself even towards inferiors.

47. Not to excuse yourself when you are reproved.

48. Not to defend yourself when found fault with.

49. To be silent when you are disquieted.

50. Always to renew your determination of becoming a saint, saying,
"My Jesus, I desire to be all Yours, and You must be all mine.

God sees with all the eyes hears with all the ears


an important sentence "God made us who we are."

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