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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.
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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.
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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...
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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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