AUDIO PODCAzT: Via Crucis by Joseph Ratzinger

Here is another of my recording of the Stations of the Cross, this time by Joseph Ratzinger in 2005 for Good Friday just before the death of St John Paul II and his own election to the See of Peter.

I hope this shows up in iTunes for you.

As requested.

 

 

 

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AUDIO PRAYERCAzT: Via Crucis by St Alphonsus Liguori (with chant)

Some of you have asked me to post my recordings of the Stations of the Cross as individual posts. It seems that in iTunes only one of the four are available when I post multiple links.

Here is one.

May I ask a prayer in return?

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LENTCAzT 44 Holy Thursday

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Today is Holy Thursday of the Sacred Triduum.

Examine your consciences.

Have you made your good confession?

Today we hear something from the wonderful  CD of music for Lent by the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.

 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt14/0644Lent2014.mp3

These daily podcasts for Lent are intended to give you a small boost every day,

This project during Lent has been a token of thanks to my donors.

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Ready for the Triduum?

A wonderful place to reflect on the mysteries of Holy Week is in a gallery of a great museum with sacred art, especially with the Office ringing changes in your ears.

At the Met.

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Detail of an Ecce Homo by Alessandro Magnasco from about 1710.

Regard.

Reflect.

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My View For Awhile: meandering towards Rome

It isn’t much like the Via Francigena.

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As help for the trip my mom sent me some money.

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I miss Lire.

UPDATE:

On the ground. I said I was meandering, after all. It is cold in Gotham, and windy, but the sun helps.

Borscht at Veselka takes the chill away

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Happy 87th Birthday, Benedict XVI!

Please, during the day today, say prayers for His Holiness Benedict XVI, who turns 87 today.

Thank you, Your Holiness, for all that you did for us and Christ’s Church.

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LENTCAzT 43: Spy Wednesday

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Today is Spy Wednesday of Holy Week.

Examine your consciences.

Have you made your good confession?

Today we hear something from the wonderful  CD of music for Lent by the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.

 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt14/0643Lent2014.mp3

These daily podcasts for Lent are intended to give you a small boost every day,

This project during Lent has been a token of thanks to my donors.

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Dogs. Cats. Different?

This was amusing.  I really need amusing today.

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ACTION ITEM! Help a US Army Chaplain and his troops! UPDATED

One of the most important things that troops on the ground need are good stockings.

Socks. Soldiers. Think about it.

A priest of the Diocese of Madison, Fr. Jason Hesseling, is an Army Chaplain on active duty in Afghanistan (1st BN 3rd SFG (A)). There are 500 soldiers in that unit.

Fr. Hesseling, in conjunction with Fox River, created a site through which YOU, dear readers, can buy socks for the troops!

They need lots o’ socks, friends.  They need hundreds.

Why Fox River socks?

Fr. H wrote to me:

I’m very grateful for any publicity you can offer to us, and any support you can throw our way. The guys love these socks, they usually buy them on their own if I can’t supply them since they are rugged, they are battle proven, and they don’t melt or cause further injury when exposed to fire/explosions. Any soldier will tell you that maintaining your feet is almost as important as maintaining your weapon downrange. These socks help in that effort.

Thanks again for all the prayers and support. Blessings in all things…

To view The Soliders’ Wishlist and to order socks go HERE.

There are quite a few units. To find Fr. Hesseling’s unit scroll down or, fast, do a CTR+F search with #100764  [HINT: highlight #100764 hit CTL+C, then go to site, then CTR+F, and then paste with CTL+V into the search box]

Please pitch in?  It is a simple thing to do, but they will be grateful.  I know that when people send me a donation or something from my wishlist, it is a dose of encouragement.  It really picks me up.   There is no question that you could do the same for them, in much harder circumstances than I have.

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Fr. Z's usual travel gear with Fox River socks!

If 1 in 10 readers here would help, think of what an impact we could make?

Also, I have had Fox River socks on my wishlist.  KA sent me few pair a couple years ago.  They are GREAT in boots while walking and they really hold up.

Again, click HERE and CTL+F search #100764

And once they get all their socks, who says you can’t buy more for other units?

Finally: to buy Fox River socks for yourselves, click HERE.  They are great.

A shot of the order form which allows FREE SHIPPING.

PS: It might take a little while for your order to appear as registered on that site. Patience.

UPDATE 18:11 GMT:

WOW!  Great response so far.  I counted 122 pairs so far!  6% fulfillment.

UPDATE 16 April 03:35 GMT:

Look at what you have done!

UPDATE: 0133 GMT:

I am impressed and proud of you!

Look at this!  Look how the numbers have changed.

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

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Registered or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read?

Continued from THESE.

I get many requests by email asking for prayers. Many requests are heart-achingly grave and urgent.

As long as my blog reaches so many readers in so many places, let’s give each other a hand. We should support each other in works of mercy.

If you have some prayer requests, feel free to post them below. You have to be registered here to be able to post.

Finally, I still have a pressing personal petition. Actually… two.

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