Your duty is to sanctify yourself. Yes, even you. Who thinks that this task is only for priests and religious? To everyone, without exception, our Lord said: Be ye perfect, as my heavenly Father is perfect. St. Josemaria

Monday, November 19, 2012

An Advent Sale

 
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace 
among those with whom he is pleased!”
 When the angels went away from them into heaven, 
 the shepherds said to one another,
“Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”


The Advent season is so close upon us.  
It's the season of giving and loving with Joy.
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Saturday, November 10, 2012

He who is faithful in a very little..

We are now in day 2 of this transformation of 33 days to Jesus through Mary as we give Him our whole self. Not just our soul but our mind and body.  These readings from yesterday and today, it is Him talking to us as we go on this journey to transform our whole body for Christ.  

 
Yesterday's Reading:
1 Corinthians 3: 16-17
Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?
If any one destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and that temple you are.

From Today's reading: 
Luke 16: 10
"He who is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; 

Philippians 4:13
"I can do all things in him who strengthens me." 


We are God's temple, we are ALL for HIM. In the way we dress, eat, drink, laugh, and live, we show forth HIS greatness, HIS LOVE. He and only HE transforms others through our Light as we transform ourselves. Now is the time, the world is begging you to transform yourself so it can transform itself. 

He will give us the strengthens and only HE can.  
Just be faithful in the little things:
your prays
your walks 
your meals
your smile



 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

33 days of transformation: Whole Body

The time has come to transform ourselves so that we can really transform our society.  Challenge for yourself and your family: 
 33 days of transformation: Whole Body: Soul, Mind and Body.


{Soul}


Tomorrow we will start 33-day preparation for the Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary according to Saint Louis Marie de Montfort so that we can do our final vows on the Feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe , 12/12/12.  This devotion, formulated by the Saint in the 1700s, leads us to union with Christ through a total consecration of self through Our Lady.  We do this after the example of Jesus Himself, who chose to give Himself to us through His Blessed Mother.  Another book written by St. Louis entitled "The Secret of Mary", explains and promotes this devotion. 

Resources 

Here are some sites that give you St. Louis Marie De Montfort prayers for this Total Consecration:



Here are some books: We will use this one.
 33 Days to Morning Glory  

I used this one for the kids and it is just so beautiful for them! It really puts into their level and understanding.

The Secret Of Mary Explained To Children




{ MIND}

It is the Year of the Faith:  We need to know our faith once again so that we can light up this world with truth and beauty. For the next 33 days: Read about your Faith. Know it. Live it. Breath it.

Just read one section a day keeps the devil away!

Catechism of the Catholic Church, Simplified

And read a book on those who truly lived the FAITH: The Saints: 

Some Books/sites:

Saint's Books (free download) 

 Ebooks free on Saints, Our Faith, Pope's teaching  and even Chesteron

 Last but not least and its my favorite book on great and beautiful and real mothers and wives :

Great Wives and Mothers (book on wonderful saints), you can read it for free

 

{BODY} 

  "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?  You are not your own;  you were bought at a price.  Therefore honor God with your body," 

(1 Cor. 6:19-20)

 

We have to glorify our Lord also with our body. How can we show the world His Light and truth if we can't show them first how Beautiful we love His temple in us.

So.. 33 days of stepping up and taking great care of our body. 

1. Do any (ANY) type of exercise for any (ANY) amount of time  with only 1 Sunday OFF for rest.

2. Drink or Drink.. WATER. (add lime or something if you don't like the taste, no hard liquor ) As I mention before, get yourself a water bottle of at least 16 oz or more, fill it, when you take your slips don't stop until you had said 1 Hail Mary (not out loud in your mind) but you know it, you need to refill it and again, try to drink at least 3 of those 16oz or more.

 3. Give up something, you can change it every week or stick with it for the 33 days, such as: no soda, no kids candy, no sleeping in when the alarm goes off, no salt or sugar, you get the point. (yes, it sounds like my list) When we mortified our bodies in such ways, we help our will over come our wants. 

Some Resources:

Walk at Home   

Rosary Workout

Catholic Workout

Fitness 101: The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Exercise

Weight Watchers workout ideas

SparkPeople 

Reshape America

 

 So there we have it my friends, 33 days of WHOLE Body transformation. So are you with me? Are you going to join me as we transform ourselves so that we can transform our society!

 Let me know. Link it up. Pass it on.

If you join me, I will bring you back a rose rosary from the Vila of Our Lady of Guadalupe when I go this Christmas to visit my husband's family in Mexico. Truly a Blessed Place. 

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

WW: More like the Weight of the World

 Dear Readers,   I know it was so hard to get up this morning with a up lifting spirit as we see once again the blindness of  world and how we have once again turn our back to the human race from the unborn to the old.  I know. Its depressing. I know.  But than:  This morning  reading at Mass ,

Psalm 27 : The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear? The Lord is my life's refuge; of whom should I be afraid?

Than We have the Letter of Saint Paul to the Philippians 2:12-18 . Here is the apart that got me the most:
Do everything without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine like lights in the world...

We have to and we will shine the love of Christ in the mists of this world. We can't hide our lamp, we must and we will shine in this very dark world.  So don't lose the real Hope of Christ, hold on and stay strong.