Listening to: Gregorian chant
Reading: The Way of Trust and Love by Jacques Philippe
I'd like to update my profile on here, since I haven't been active for quite some time. I've been very busy this last year working with a lot of different ministries in my local diocese and trying to follow the Lord Jesus as He reinvigorates His Church. These past few weeks I have just begun formation in the seminary for the priesthood. I suspect I won't be very active, especially since I don't have much time to do artwork any more.
Today is the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who I have come to learn is very truly the mother of all of us. Today let us offer ourselves to Her, who is worthy to receive us and lead us along the path of holiness. Today let us make a complete oblation of our lives to the Lord Jesus, even as she did, for the salvation of the world and the glorification of the Father. Our Lady has so many gifts and blessings that she is longing to bestow on us today, at this time, to fight for the kingdom of Jesus Christ. Pray to her!
"What a joy to remember that she is our Mother! Since she loves us and knows our weakness, what have we to fear?" --Saint Therese of Lisieux
"The Lord possessed me in the beginning of His ways, before He made anything, from the beginning. I was set up from eternity, and of old, before the earth was made. The depths were not as yet, and I was already conceived; neither had the fountains of waters as yet sprung out; the mountains with their huge bulk had not as yet been established: before the hills I was brought forth. He had not yet made the earth, or the rivers, or the poles of the world. When He prepared the heavens, I was present; when with a certain law and compass He enclosed the depths; when He established the sky above and poised the fountains of waters; when He compassed the sea with its bounds and set a law to the waters that they should not pass their limits; when He balanced the foundations of the earth; I was with Him, forming all things, and was delighted every day, playing before Him at all times, playing in the world: and my delights were to be with the children of men. Now, therefore, ye children, hear me: Blessed are they that keep my ways. Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed is the man that heareth me and that watcheth daily at my gates and waiteth at the posts of my doors. He that shall find me shall find life and shall have salvation from the Lord" (Prov 8:22-35).