Fifth Sunday of Easter
ST. ISIDORE the farmer -WHISKEY Day
Chapter 12, Verse 18-19
18 Son of
man, eat your bread trembling and drink your water shaking with FEAR. 19 And say to the people of
the land: Thus says the Lord GOD about the inhabitants of Jerusalem
in the land of Israel: they shall eat their bread in fear and drink their water in horror, because the land will be
emptied of what fills it—the lawlessness of all its inhabitants.
We become lawless when we lack leaders that have a leader’s heart. God measures the greatness of a leader’s heart not his intelligence or his wealth. Ezekiel’s message is that God punishes evil leaders and those who follow them. No nation rises above its leadership.
God desires those leaders first develop the following characteristics of the heart:
intimacy with Him
motives and ambitions
values and priorities
10. Compassionate love for people.
Also, Ezekiel was warning the Israelites that this
type of fear is a result of being a lawless nation. Israel had become a nation
without respect for God or man and suffered exile. If we as a nation, follow
the same path what could be the result for our nation? No nation rises above
ON KEEPING THE LORDS DAY HOLY
The Day of the Risen Lord
and of the Gift
of the Holy Spirit
A day of solidarity
The Eucharist is an event and program of true brotherhood. From the Sunday Mass
there flows a tide of charity destined to spread into the whole life of the
faithful, beginning by inspiring the very way in which they live the rest of
Sunday. If Sunday is a day of joy, Christians should declare by their actual
behavior that we cannot be happy "on our own". They look around to
find people who may need their help. It may be that in their neighborhood or
among those they know there are sick people, elderly people, children or
immigrants who precisely on Sundays feel more keenly their isolation, needs and
suffering. It is true that commitment to these people cannot be restricted to
occasional Sunday gestures. But presuming a wider sense of commitment, why not
make the Lord's Day a more intense time of sharing, encouraging all the inventiveness
of which Christian charity is capable? Inviting to a meal people who are alone,
visiting the sick, providing food for needy families, spending a few hours in
voluntary work and acts of solidarity: these would certainly be ways of
bringing into people's lives the love of Christ received at the Eucharistic
Fifth Sunday of Easter
The liberty of the New Covenant and its perfection in prayer and the Spirit
Introit of the Mass is again a joyful thanksgiving for our redemption. " Declare the voice of joy, and let it be heard, alleluia; declare it even to the ends of the earth; the Lord hath delivered His people, alleluia, alleluia" (Isaias xlviii. 20). " Shout with joy to God, all the earth, sing ye a psalm to His name, give glory to His praise.
O God, from Whom all good things proceed, grant to Thy suppliants that by Thy inspiration we may think those things that are right, and by Thy direction perform them.
EPISTLE. James i. 23-27.
Dearly Beloved: Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only: deceiving your own selves. But if a man be a hearer of the word, and not a doer: he shall be compared to a man be holding his own countenance in a glass: for he beheld himself, and went his way, and presently forgot what manner of man he was. But he that hath looked into the perfect law of liberty, and hath continued therein, not becoming a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. And if any man think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue, but deceiving his own heart, this man s religion is vain. Religion clean and undefiled before God and the Father, is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their tribulation: and to keep oneself unspoiled.
GOSPEL. John xvi. 23-30
At that time Jesus said to His disciples: Amen, amen I say to you: if you ask the Father anything in My name, He will give it you. Hitherto you have not asked anything in My name: ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full. These things I have spoken to you in proverbs. The hour cometh when I will no more speak to you in proverbs, but will show you plainly of the Father: in that day you shall ask in My name: and Isay not to you, that I will ask the Father for you: for the Father Himself loveth you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came out from God. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again I leave the world and I go to the Father. His disciples say to Him: Behold now Thou speakest plainly, and speakest no proverb; now we know that Thou knowest all things, and Thou needest not that any man should ask Thee. By this we believe that Thou comest forth from God.
The most effective means of acquiring true Christian
spirituality is through participation in the Mass.
Fools with Tools are still---FOOLS
lets go Brandon
he was barely old enough to wield a hoe, Isidore entered the service of John de
Vergas, a wealthy landowner from Madrid, and worked faithfully on his estate
outside the city for the rest of his life. He married a young woman as simple
and upright as himself who also became a saint-Maria de la Cabeza. They had one
son, who died as a child. Isidore had deep religious instincts. He rose early
in the morning to go to church and spent many a holiday devoutly visiting the
churches of Madrid and surrounding areas. All day long, as he walked behind the
plow, he communed with God. His devotion, one might say, became a problem, for
his fellow workers sometimes complained that he often showed up late because of
lingering in church too long. He was known for his love of the poor, and there
are accounts of Isidore's supplying them miraculously with food. He had a great
concern for the proper treatment of animals.
died May 15, 1130 and was declared a saint in 1622 with Ignatius of Loyola,
Francis Xavier, Teresa of Avila and Philip Neri. Together, the group is known
in Spain as "the five saints."
more about St. Isidore the farmer.
or replenishing a a Mary garden would be an appropriate way to
celebrate the combination of the feast of St. Isidore and the month of May,
dedicated to Mary.
is also a lovely book on Mary gardens printed by St. Anthony Messenger Press
called Mary's Flowers: Gardens, Legends and
a soldier a drink today.
If you’re friends with Jack and Jim
and spend your weekends with Jameson and Johnnie, then World Whisky Day is
going to hold a special significance for you. Whisky is one of the iconic
drinks of true lovers of alcohol and is the foundation of some of the most
wonderful drinks known to man. But honestly, who needs an excuse to imbibe in
these wonderful libations? If you need one, World Whisky Day is it!
History of World Whisky Day
One of the most common forms of whisky that is sought after is Irish Whisky,
and perhaps appropriately so. The origins of the word Whisky can be found in
the Gaelic Language. Uisce Beatha was the original name of whiskey in classical
Gaelic, which ultimately became Uisce Beatha in Ireland and Uisge Beatha in
Scotland. Both of these names mean “Water of Life” and tells us just how
important and vital this particular distillation was to the Gaels. It was later
shortened to just Uisce/Uisge, and then anglicized to Whisky. So now you know,
when someone is concerned about your whisky consumption, you can just tell them
you’re drinking the water of life!
So what, exactly, is whisky? Whisky is
what happens when you create take rich flavorful grains and ferment them into a
mash, and then take that mash and distil it down into a pure delicious spirit.
Distillation takes place in a still, a device whose whole purpose is the
purification of the alcohol from the fermented mash. One of the most important
secrets of distillation is that it must take place in a copper (Or copper
lined) still, as the copper removes the sulfur from the drink that would make
this otherwise divine beverage decidedly unpleasant to drink.
How to Celebrate World Whisky Day?
World Whisky Day reminds us that there
is an incredibly broad range of whisky out there to try, and it’s unlikely that
we’ve managed to try all of it. Whisky can be made from barley, corn, rye, and
wheat, just to name a few, and those grains are often mixed in different
proportions before fermenting and distilling. The results are then aged in
casks, with both the cask and the time inside changing the flavor. Needless to
say, you may need more than one day to sample every kind available to you!
World Whisky Day is a great opportunity for you to expand your palette and
share your experiences with your friends.
of the Catholic Church
PART ONE: THE PROFESSION OF FAITH
SECTION TWO I. THE CREEDS
CHAPTER TWO-I BELIEVE IN JESUS
CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD
Article 5 "HE DESCENDED INTO HELL. ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN"
"descended into the lower parts of the earth. He who descended is he who
also ascended far above all the heavens."475 The
Apostles' Creed confesses in the same article Christ's descent into hell and
his Resurrection from the dead on the third day, because in his Passover it was
precisely out of the depths of death that he made life spring forth:
Morning Star, who came back from the dead, and shed his peaceful light on all
mankind, your Son who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.
May 23rd Rogation
May 25th Rogation Wednesday
May 26th Mass Ascension Thursday
May 27th Friday in the Octave of the
Today in honor of the Holy
Trinity do the Divine Office giving your day to God. To honor God REST: no
shopping after 6 pm Saturday till Monday. Don’t forget the internet.
Unite in the work of the Porters of St. Joseph by joining them
Litany of the Most Precious
Blood of Jesus
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