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Offline rwprof

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Oh taste and see
« on: April 02, 2009, 10:49:43 AM »
I have a friend, another local blogger, and a disaffected Catholic. He's shipping out to Iraq on 4/7 (prayers), and wanted to go to church before he left, so I took him to Presanctified last night. He was moved to the gift of tears, and wants to go back and talk to the priest after he returns.

I told father he may have yet another catechumen on his hands in six months.


Mark (rwprof) passed into eternal life on Jan 7, 2010.  May his memory be eternal!

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Re: Oh taste and see
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009, 11:41:11 AM »
Glory to God!

Lord have mercy on your friend.
As a result of a thousand million years of evolution, the universe is becoming conscious of itself, able to understand something of its past history and its possible future.
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Re: Oh taste and see
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009, 12:11:33 PM »
May the Lord watch over him during his upcoming time of tribulation.
"If you are going to serve the Lord, be prepared for times when you will be put to the test. Be sincere and determined. Keep calm when trouble comes. Stay with the Lord; never abandon Him and you will be prosperous at the end of your days. Accept whatever happens to you. Even if you suffer humiliation, be patient. Gold is tested by fire and human character is tested in the furnace of humiliation. Trust the Lord and He will help you. Walk straight in His ways and put your hope in Him. " Sir 2:1-6

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Re: Oh taste and see
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2009, 12:41:48 PM »
What a lovely experience.  Thanks so much for sharing it- I needed that kind of encouragement today.

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Re: Oh taste and see
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2009, 06:18:22 PM »
Glory to God In All Thing's....May the Lord Protect Him....Amen Amen...
ГОСПОДЕ ГОСПОДЕ ,ПОГЛЕДАЈ СА НЕБА ,ДОЂИ И ПОСЕТИ ТВОЈ ВИНОГРАД ТВОЈА ДЕСНИЦА ПОСАДИЛА АМИН АМИН.

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Re: Oh taste and see
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2009, 06:21:51 PM »
Lord have mercy on your friend.

I always enjoy hearing stories about how people are moved to faith from just coming to the Liturgy.  It also reminds me that no matter how irritated I may become whenever a priest or a fellow chanter misses a rubric, that the Liturgy is still prayerful and can cause a stirring in the heart for God.

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Re: Oh taste and see
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2009, 06:35:31 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
I believe in One God, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.

Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.
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Re: Oh taste and see
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2009, 07:53:56 PM »
If he is really interested I would send him some Death to the World issues and back issues. It is a nice sampling of various church fathers and mothers.

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Re: Oh taste and see
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2009, 03:31:32 PM »
Lord, have Mercy.

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Re: Oh taste and see
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2009, 03:42:50 PM »
Lord, have mercy, and may he be kept safe and be able to return home very soon.
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Re: Oh taste and see
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2009, 04:08:58 PM »
Lord, have mercy on your Catholic friend, return him and all those who fight all these bloody and stupid wars...
Love never fails.

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Re: Oh taste and see
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2009, 04:19:32 PM »
Lord, have mercy on RWProf's friend and grant him a safe return.
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Re: Oh taste and see
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2009, 04:22:58 PM »
Beautiful story.
May the Lord bring him home safely and draw him closer to the warmth of His love.
Lord have mercy.
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