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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Prayer and Fasting

You might have noticed posts being a bit fewer lately. I am paring back some on constant immersion in the news, praying and doing a bit of fasting. Too much information, as they say, and little constructive to be done about it save, reduce, re-use, recycle, go green and pray a lot. Go to Divine Liturgy as often as possible (or if you are not Catholic, attend you faith's intercessory prayer services and other worship services), go to confession and love your family. It's time to get back to the basics. I haven't given up the news utterly, just trying to not be a news junkie all the time. So overwhelming. Constant news is like wading hip-deep in pig manure. I mean, Paul Craig Roberts is right, but all I can do about it is live my life. The jackels and whores of Wall Street and the control-freak porkos of D.C., both right and left, cannot/will not be changed. They're a lost cause IMHO.
Turn off the TV. Turn on some music everyone in the room can hear, not just you in your earbuds. Grow some tomatoes and peppers and okra. Make something pretty for someone.
Today's Feast Day is the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham, also known as Virgin By The Sea, reminding us all that England was once a Catholic country.

QUOTE Our Lady of Walsingham is known as "The Virgin by the Sea." The medieval ballad told that she helps mariners in distress. The Anglican pilgrim hostel displays the name Stella Maris, Star of the Sea. This is one of Mary's more ancient titles. Walsingham, just a few miles from the Norfolk coast, is a sanctuary of prayer and healing, a metaphor of salvation from storm and shipwreck, offering calm waters and safe harbor to all in trouble. UNQUOTE

Stella Maris, pray for us.

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