“Prayer – Not Me”

Thank God its Friday Monday.  Weather is Great here today!

Today’s meditation:

He prays best who does not know he is praying. (St. Anthony)

 Prayer is an interesting process.  It can be very formed and formal, or it can be “off the cuff” and extremely casual.  It can be a monologue, or some believe a dialogue.  Prayer can be to God, Jesus, or the Holy Spirit, as well as to saints, angels, loved ones in heaven already, etc.

To me, all prayer is, is a form of communication.  And, communication itself comes in various forms.  Mental and spiritual prayer, to a physical form of prayer.  In reality, everything we do or think is a prayer, in the simple fact that we have God in us and thus, we are in constant communication with Him.  Kind of a scary thought – isn’t it?!

Pax et Bonum

Dan Halley, SFO


Franciscan Saint of the Day:  Bl. Innocent of Berzo

There is not much information on the childhood of Innocent except that he was born in a poor family. After being ordained as a Diocesan Priest and was pastor in Berzo, he felt the call to join the Capuchins at the age of 30. He was a good preacher and a good confessor. He was devoted to Christ and the Cross and liked to meditate the Passion of Our Lord. His devotion in saying the mass, meditation and zeal to the Blessed Sacrament, touched so many people’s hearts. The prayer was his full joy and he was a man of prayer. He died in 1890 when he was only forty five year old. Pope John XXIII added his name to the Blesseds on Sunday November 12th, 1961.

(From http://www.franciscan-sfo.org website)

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