"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

In Thanksgiving to the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mt. Carmel.

We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God;
despise not our petitions in our necessities, 
but deliver us always from all dangers, 
O glorious and blessed Virgin.

Prayers answered.

My friend who had asked for prayers because he was facing almost certain homelessness, after exhausting every possible route to find a place to live, wrote to me this morning with this news:
I wanted to let you know that as of July 16 2014, around 11am est I have been approved for an apartment...

Thanks to all who have prayed with us in this novena, and to the priests who offered Mass, and most especially thanks to the Blessed Virgin, Queen of Carmel. 


  1. "Even the sparrow finds a home...."
    Best news I've heard in days.
    Food, health, and a place to call home. Don't need much more than this.
    So happy for you and your friend.

    1. Thanks - he lives in Boston and you know how expensive it is - it appears Our Lady found him the perfect place. It gave me great joy at Mass this evening to thank her for giving us such an assurance she hears our prayer and is ever ready to show herself our Mother. God bless!

  2. Terry, where is that statue in the picture from?

  3. I wish I knew - I believe it is Spanish in origin and someplace in Spain. I searched for the original source but can't find it. Just: Virgen del Carmen


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