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by-grace-of-god:

Official Prayers for Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II
Prayer to St. John XXIII:
St. John XXIII, Your simple and meek persona carried the scent of God & the desire of goodness was inflamed in the heart. Pray for us so that we do not limit ourselves to mourn the darkness but rather to enkindle the light, bringing Christ everywhere and always praying to Mary. Amen.
Prayer to St. John Paul II:
St. John Paul, from the window of Heaven grant us your blessing! Bless the Church that you have loved, served and guided, pushing Her with courage towards the paths of the world to bring Christ to all, and all to Christ. From the window of Heaven, where we see you next to Mary, send down upon us all the blessing of God. Amen.

by-grace-of-god:

Official Prayers for Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II

Prayer to St. John XXIII:

St. John XXIII, Your simple and meek persona carried the scent of God & the desire of goodness was inflamed in the heart. Pray for us so that we do not limit ourselves to mourn the darkness but rather to enkindle the light, bringing Christ everywhere and always praying to Mary. Amen.

Prayer to St. John Paul II:

St. John Paul, from the window of Heaven grant us your blessing! Bless the Church that you have loved, served and guided, pushing Her with courage towards the paths of the world to bring Christ to all, and all to Christ. From the window of Heaven, where we see you next to Mary, send down upon us all the blessing of God. Amen.

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color-movement:

What If I Mess Up? (#cmdevo #godlyreminders)

Read Proverbs 24:16

For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes. (NIV)

Life can be really hard to deal with and it may seem like the world is pushing you down every step you take. The world expects us to have perfectly photoshopped bodies, flawless skin, great fashion sense, a boyfriend, exceptional grades, a social life – the list goes on and on, and quite frankly it’s exhausting just thinking about it! On top of these unachievable worldly expectations, we’re bombarded with temptation. All these pressures accumulate and unfortunately we aren’t always strong enough to fight them off and keep going. 

We fall over, we give in to temptation, and we get worn down. This verse, while short, is full of inspiration and an important reminder. Yes, you’ll fall down, but if you’re living righteously (constantly seeking God and living for His glory), you’ll always get back up and keep going. Not only that, but HE will help you back up and continue to protect you from the world!


Even when you mess up – you’re bound to, you’re only human after all! – don’t give up and think of yourself as a failure. Get back up and lean on God; He is your strength!

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. Psalm 28:7 (NIV)


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Devotional Series: Godly Reminders by the Color Movement (#cmdevo #godlyreminders)

Posted by: Julia Hofmann // Personal // Color Movement

color-movement:

What If I Mess Up? (#cmdevo #godlyreminders)
Read Proverbs 24:16
For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes. (NIV)
Life can be really hard to deal with and it may seem like the world is pushing you down every step you take. The world expects us to have perfectly photoshopped bodies, flawless skin, great fashion sense, a boyfriend, exceptional grades, a social life – the list goes on and on, and quite frankly it’s exhausting just thinking about it! On top of these unachievable worldly expectations, we’re bombarded with temptation. All these pressures accumulate and unfortunately we aren’t always strong enough to fight them off and keep going. 
We fall over, we give in to temptation, and we get worn down. This verse, while short, is full of inspiration and an important reminder. Yes, you’ll fall down, but if you’re living righteously (constantly seeking God and living for His glory), you’ll always get back up and keep going. Not only that, but HE will help you back up and continue to protect you from the world!
Even when you mess up – you’re bound to, you’re only human after all! – don’t give up and think of yourself as a failure. Get back up and lean on God; He is your strength!
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. Psalm 28:7 (NIV)
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Devotional Series: Godly Reminders by the Color Movement (#cmdevo #godlyreminders)
Posted by: Julia Hofmann // Personal // Color Movement
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Gluttony

theraccolta:

Gluttony can be a venial or mortal sin depending on the degree of excess involved. Here is a good review of St. Thomas Aquinas’ analysis of the matter.

Aquinas actually defines five ways to commit gluttony:

  • Laute – eating food that is too luxurious, exotic, or costly
  • Nimis – eating food that is excessive in quantity
  • Studiose – eating food that is too daintily or elaborately prepared
  • Praepropere – eating too soon, or at an inappropriate time
  • Ardenter – eating too eagerly.
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color-movement:

Unfailing Love. Psalm 63:3 // The Lord’s love for us is greater than life. Even though we fail Him daily, His love for us is unfailing. Whatever kind of pleasure, joy, or goodness life can offer, loving the Lord is greater than life at any of these stages. There is no reason to be quiet about the Love of the Lord; it is endless and we cannot even comprehend His love for us. Tell of His goodness and take heart in this unfailing love.

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Series: Take Heart by the Color Movement (#cmdevo #takeheart)

Design by: Emily Goodman // Personal // Color Movement

color-movement:

Unfailing Love. Psalm 63:3 // The Lord’s love for us is greater than life. Even though we fail Him daily, His love for us is unfailing. Whatever kind of pleasure, joy, or goodness life can offer, loving the Lord is greater than life at any of these stages. There is no reason to be quiet about the Love of the Lord; it is endless and we cannot even comprehend His love for us. Tell of His goodness and take heart in this unfailing love.
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Series: Take Heart by the Color Movement (#cmdevo #takeheart)
Design by: Emily Goodman // Personal // Color Movement