"O God! Of what use are riches, possessions, or kingdoms at death, when nothing remains but a wooden coffin, and a simple garment barely sufficient to cover the body? Of what use are the honours, when they all end in a funeral possession and pompous obsequies, which will be unprofitable to the soul if it be in hell? Of what use is beauty, when after death nothing remains but worms, stench, and horror, and in the end a little fetid dust? [ ... ] Poor sinners! They labour and toil for the attainment of worldly sciences, or the art of gaining the goods of this life, which will soon end, and neglect the goods of the next life, which is everlasting! They lose their reason to such a degree, that they become not only fools, but senseless beasts; for living like brute animals, they attend not to what is lawful or unlawful, but only follow the beastly instincts of the senses, and embrace what is pleasing to the flesh, without ever reflecting on what they lose, or on the eternal ruin which they bring upon themselves. To live in this manner is, to act not like a man, but like a senseless beast. [ ... ] He may eat and drink and dance, he may wear costly apparel, and may acquire honours, dignities, and possessions; but he never will have peace. There is no peace to the wicked. God alone imparts peace; but he gives it to his friends, not to his enemies." (“Preperation for death“, St. Alphonsus Liguori) 💀🔱💀 We have to pray for all of those musicians and actors in Hollywood - they are in a bottomless pit, and many WILL perish, like before, and will be send into hell and burn in the everlasting fire. Kyrie Eleison 🛡⛪ #mementomori#hellfire#kingdomofheaven#grace#confession#forgiveness#sacramentofpenance#JesusChrist#SonofGod#Mesiah#BlessedVirgin#HolyMary#sanctamaria#rosary#saint#saints#immaculata#maximilliankolbe#militiaimmaculatae#hollywood#death#eternallife#freemasonry#satan#HolyTrinity#benedictinemonk#stbenedict#vaderetrosatana
Book 5 and 6 of 146! What a day @uniofeastanglia have treated its trainee teachers to today... religious education! I can here you all saying, 'oh no, not RE!' But you know what... I loved it! I spent the morning learning about Judaism and this afternoon I went on a guided tour of the Norwich Cathedral. It was spectacular! They even let me dress up as a Benedictine Monk and lie on the floor to look at the ceiling! I would not hesitate to take any of my future classes there for a school trip as the potential for learning is huge. Both of the books I read are great for key stage 1 upwards. One is about the Jewish festival of Passover and the other is a great book about the discription of colours for blind people. #greatday#goodtimes#norwichcathedral#ilovereading#bookstagram#bookworm#benedictinemonk#education#religion#primarypgce#challenge146
So proud of my wife @babsislade who is heavily involved with @hmml_library. An organization that is doing important historical preservation in Minnesota and across the globe. HMML will be featured on #60minutes Chritmas Eve -Sunday, Dec. 24. @lesleystahlofficial joined Fr. Columba Stewart in Iraq for an in-depth look at @hmml_library global preservation work. See a preview of Sunday's feature on @60Minutes
A priest whom had prayed for me asked me if I had ever considered monastic life. He said while he was praying for me he received a vision of me in a monastery. He couldn’t have known that for months I’ve been thinking about becoming a monk. I’m so inspired by the life of St. Francis of Assisi. His complete devotion to God was unwavering. I would love to be as obedient to God as St. Francis. I don’t know if I am truly called to monastic life but I will be praying for discernment. I ask for your prayers too. Grace and peace.