Here is a wonderful question to ponder in our hearts: Can you recall a moment when you felt totally, beautifully overcome with a sudden awareness of God loving you?
The defining moment of my 101-year-old grandmother Annabelle Black’s life was the day she first felt God loving her. Read on to see her own words… as published in my article on Aleteia.
October 7, 2018: Annabelle Moseley’s web radio show, “Then Sings My Soul,” debuts on WCAT Radio.
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King David is the character in Scripture who moves God to call him “a man after my own heart” (Acts 13:22). How can we make our own hearts into offerings as pleasing to God as David’s was? Read more about three points essential to understanding the heart of David to help us shape our own…
“Far from an outdated tradition, this sign of piety has much to heal our hearts…”
Read the full text of my article: “Why July’s Devotion to the Precious Blood Might Speak to You” published in Aleteia.
Continue reading “The Precious Blood”
June is the month of the Sacred Heart. Here is some carefully curated art, poetry and music on the subject, including my favorite painting of the Sacred Heart: a true master work by Jose Maria Ibarran y Ponce. The brief poem by the great priest-poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins speaks beautifully of the relationship between the Master’s heart and the Servant’s heart in only six lines. Finally, the compelling song by Chris Tomlin, “Your Heart” addresses the life of David, a man “after God’s heart.” May our life’s work be making our own hearts more like God’s.
Tomorrow is Mardi Gras. Here is a link to art, music and poetry inspired by the festival preceding Lent, which is also “Pancake Day,” as the great Victorian poet Christina Rossetti reminds.
For many Catholics, the special significance of the day before Ash Wednesday is overlooked, except for the Mardi Gras celebrations enjoyed by some. But Shrove Tuesday is much more than just a famous party in New Orleans. Shrove actually means “to obtain absolution.” There are wonderful ways, both divine and delicious, to faithfully celebrate this day, deepening its significance through ancient tradition. Choose which ones suit you best this year.
As we begin our Lenten walk with Christ, let’s prepare ourselves to be ready to comfort Him along the way, as St.Veronica did. There’s a prayer for that – a beautiful way to bridge the end of Ordinary Time with the start of Lent is the Alpha Omega Novena of the Holy Face and, though it can be experienced at any time of year, it’s just begun for 2018. Continue reading “Becoming Veronica”
This post is dedicated to my grandmother, Annabelle Black, “Nanabelle,” who will be 101 years old in February. In the way of an early birthday present for her, this week, my poem written in honor of her, “Blue Willow Plates,” was published by America Magazine. Continue reading “Fed By The Holy Spirit”
Today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and thus the Patronal Feast Day of the United States, a good day to pray to the Blessed Mother for America. It is a day to honor Mary, and to think of the girl she was in the years before she gave birth to Jesus. Continue reading “The Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary”
Today is St. Andrew’s Day and thus, many faithful begin to pray the poetically beautiful St. Andrew Christmas Novena, that vividly transports one, through prayer, to the very moment of Christ’s birth. Just listen to the word-music of the opening lines: “Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born Of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold…” Continue reading “St. Andrew’s Day”
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“Not all are called to be artists in the specific sense of the term,” St. Pope John Paul II said, “Yet, as Genesis has it, all men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life: in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece.” This past Sunday was the feast day of Saint Pope John Paul II and it was a joy to spend the day teaching my Desert Bread class, sharing time with all the participants and exchanging the food of faith and the arts… Continue reading “Quo Vadis? Feast of St. Pope John Paul II”