Sunday, October 01, 2006

Listen O Daughter

audi filia et vide et inclina aurem tuam
(listen O Daughter, give ear to my words)
et obliviscere populum tuum et domum patris tui
(forget your own people, and your father's house)
et concupiscet rex decorem tuum quoniam ipse
(so has the king desired your beauty)
est dominus tuus et adorabunt eum
(he is your Lord, pay homage to Him)
(Psalm 44)

(The above was found at ...breath and heartbeat.)

This post started out two days ago as something completely different. I saw the Latin quoted above at '...breath and heartbeat' and thought it perfect to open my post about a newsletter I received from the PCPAs in Hanceville, Alabama. I thought I was going to talk about a quote on the front page from Mother Angelica and how it really confirmed something I had said (and questioned) in another post. I thought that I would speak about that and that alone. But now the scripture above means so much more than it did at first glance. It would seem as though it were a rose and God was slowing pulling the outter petals off to reveal a more and more beautiful center. These past two days have consisted of a fairly continuous and fairly deep contemplation. I am in complete awe of Him... I wait and listen and trust as He whispers to me:

Listen, O daughter, give ear to my words...


Blogger FutureihmNJ said...

Simply a beautiful post

10/02/2006 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see from your site you like Mother Angelica as well, I have been down there 5 times and feel very blessed to meet Mother once, she could'nt speak, but her eyes spoke volumes. I read the book too, it's really a network of Miracles, I really enjoyed reading it and in fact I read aloud to lady I visit in a nursing home, we both liked it very much. Mother has very deep thoughts and her little books are so good.

I have been helping out an artist freind of my named Mark Sanislo and he has a painting he did of Mother and it's hanging down in Hanceville, AL.

Many do not know about this so just wanted to pass this on to people like yourself.. There are prints and magnets, here is a little link to a store through an artist site, if you have some time take a look.

Mother Angelica "Nun of the Media" an original oil painting by Catholic Artist Mark Sanislo of Minneapolis Minnesota.

In 1981 a cloistered nun named Mother Angelica, using merely entrepreneurial instincts and a steadfast faith in God created what would become the world's largest religious media empire in the garage of a her monastery located in the hills of Birmingham, Al.

The Eternal Television Network grew at a staggering pace, both in people tuning in and in sharing the message of God, to where it now reaches over a hundred million viewers in hundreds of countries around the globe.

This portrait "Nun of the Media" tries to capture the story of this extraordinary nun, Mother Angelica, who is known and loved by the many that tune into "Mother Angelica Live" on the EWTN Network.

The portrait also manifests the power of prayer which comes from the Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration who have backed up Mother's global media work. Mother herself is seen at the switchboard of Eternal Word Television Network with her Rosary in hand.

The painting also encompasses the satellite dishes and shortwave radio towers of EWTN that make it Global Catholic Network.

Behind the nuns, in the center of the piazza stands the The Monument of the Divine Child Jesus (El Divino Niño). It Serves as a symbol of the eager love of our God, the Child Jesus offers His Heart to all who approach Him, "Prophecy of Isaiah (11:6): ". and a little Child shall lead them"

Behind El Divino Niño is the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, a Temple consecrated to Almighty God, open to people of all faiths.

Visitors often remark that this Temple is "a true oasis of silence and peace." Mother Angelica explains that "when you come into the Temple you are in the Presence of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit." She prays that each person who enters will be aware of this great and wonderful reality

The original oil painting can be seen by the public, down in Hanceville, AL at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

To purchase prints of Mother Angelica "Nun of the Media" visit Mark's Number1Artist Online-Store

Mother Angelica Nun of the Media

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12/14/2006 10:31:00 AM  

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