Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Prayer for Haiti Mothers

This beautiful text is from a from a friend of mine from REGAIN INC.

Lord, I just want to say THANK YOU, because this morning  I woke up and knew

where my children were. 
Because this morning my home was still standing,
because this morning  I am not crying because my husband, my child, my
brother or sister needs to be buried out from underneath a pile of concrete,
because this morning I was able to drink a glass of water, because this
morning I was able to turn on the light, 

because this morning I was able to
take a shower, because this morning I was not planning a funeral, but most
of all I thank  you this morning 

because I still have life and a voice to
cry  out for the people of Haiti

Lord I cry out to you, the one that makes
the impossible, possible, the one that turns darkness in to light, 

I cry outthat you give those mothers strength, that  you give them
 peace that surpasses all understanding

that  you may open the streets so
that help can come, that you may provide doctors, nurses, food, water, and
all that they need in a blink of an eye. 

For all those that have lost family
members, give them peace, give them hope, give them courage to continue to
go on! 

Protect the children and shield them with your power.
I pray all this in the name of Jesus!!!
To all my friends please continue to forward this so that we can pray
together for the people in Haiti.
We here are truly blessed!!!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Music's Healing Pleasure on my Post Legion of Christ Joyful Journey

It has now been 25 years since I left the Legion of Christ; much has happened in my life and much healing has occured.
As I explained in one of the Regain Activity Updates on the REGAIN
webpage, I had to start my spiritual life all over again and learn to Trust God in a practical way in my daily activities
I found wonderful things began happening to me.
Like this music I found last Saturday.
I had been given the Christmas gift of a CD that I already had and went to Borders to exchange. I began searching for John Williams on Guitar and stumbled upon some Trumpet music in the section next to it. I was thinking of Winton Marsalis -as well as Christ Botti from WETA performances. I happened upon a woman playing the classical trumpet. I had never heard of her and bought the CD in an "act of faith"
Here is part of what I found

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Happy New Year from St. Teresa's, Clarendon St., Dublin

My wife ecstatic outside St Teresa's, Clarendon St., Dublin, where my dad used to go to the Sodality of Our Lady of Mount Carmel every month. He initiated me into that devotion where he would go to confession and piously receive Holy Communion once a month -he did not feel worthy to go more frequently. Read more in my memoir, Our Father, who art in bed, A Naive and Sentimental Dubliner in the Legion of Christ.