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Re: To what are you currently listening?
« Reply #3105 on: June 17, 2019, 01:48:59 PM »
Schaff Recht mir Gott und führe meine Sache gegen ein unheiliges Volk . . .   .                          
Lex Orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi.
"Die Welt sucht nach Ehre, Ansehen, Reichtum, Vergnügen; die Heiligen aber suchen Demütigung, Verachtung, Armut, Abtötung und Buße." --Ausschnitt von der Geschichte des Lebens St. Bennos.
 

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Re: To what are you currently listening?
« Reply #3106 on: June 18, 2019, 04:14:16 PM »
"It's so lonely 'round the fields of Athenry"
 
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Schaff Recht mir Gott und führe meine Sache gegen ein unheiliges Volk . . .   .                          
Lex Orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi.
"Die Welt sucht nach Ehre, Ansehen, Reichtum, Vergnügen; die Heiligen aber suchen Demütigung, Verachtung, Armut, Abtötung und Buße." --Ausschnitt von der Geschichte des Lebens St. Bennos.
 

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Re: To what are you currently listening?
« Reply #3108 on: July 06, 2019, 11:48:09 AM »
"It's so lonely 'round the fields of Athenry"
 

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Re: To what are you currently listening?
« Reply #3109 on: July 06, 2019, 06:24:03 PM »

When I sent the above to Heinrich, he replied with the following from Herman Hesse:
https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/27688-for-me-trees-have-always-been-the-most-penetrating-preachers

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“For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfil themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the narrow years and the luxurious years, the attacks withstood, the storms endured. And every young farmboy knows that the hardest and noblest wood has the narrowest rings, that high on the mountains and in continuing danger the most indestructible, the strongest, the ideal trees grow.

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.

A tree says: A kernel is hidden in me, a spark, a thought, I am life from eternal life. The attempt and the risk that the eternal mother took with me is unique, unique the form and veins of my skin, unique the smallest play of leaves in my branches and the smallest scar on my bark. I was made to form and reveal the eternal in my smallest special detail.

A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live.

When we are stricken and cannot bear our lives any longer, then a tree has something to say to us: Be still! Be still! Look at me! Life is not easy, life is not difficult. Those are childish thoughts. Let God speak within you, and your thoughts will grow silent. You are anxious because your path leads away from mother and home. But every step and every day lead you back again to the mother. Home is neither here nor there. Home is within you, or home is nowhere at all.

A longing to wander tears my heart when I hear trees rustling in the wind at evening. If one listens to them silently for a long time, this longing reveals its kernel, its meaning. It is not so much a matter of escaping from one's suffering, though it may seem to be so. It is a longing for home, for a memory of the mother, for new metaphors for life. It leads home. Every path leads homeward, every step is birth, every step is death, every grave is mother.

So the tree rustles in the evening, when we stand uneasy before our own childish thoughts: Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as we do not listen to them. But when we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness.”
"And what use are the victories on the battlefield if we are ourselves are defeated in our innermost personal selves?" - St. Maximilian Kolbe

Providence is a present mystery by which our hope is confirmed and our faith solidified, if we give not into despair or disbelief.
 
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Re: To what are you currently listening?
« Reply #3110 on: July 06, 2019, 08:37:53 PM »
Und darum geht's besser in der ursprünglichen Sprache:

Schaff Recht mir Gott und führe meine Sache gegen ein unheiliges Volk . . .   .                          
Lex Orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi.
"Die Welt sucht nach Ehre, Ansehen, Reichtum, Vergnügen; die Heiligen aber suchen Demütigung, Verachtung, Armut, Abtötung und Buße." --Ausschnitt von der Geschichte des Lebens St. Bennos.
 
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Re: To what are you currently listening?
« Reply #3111 on: July 07, 2019, 02:35:36 AM »
When the Korean baptist building in Los Angeles looks more Catholic than your local parish, we have a problem.

Nice song though.


"And what use are the victories on the battlefield if we are ourselves are defeated in our innermost personal selves?" - St. Maximilian Kolbe

Providence is a present mystery by which our hope is confirmed and our faith solidified, if we give not into despair or disbelief.
 

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Re: To what are you currently listening?
« Reply #3112 on: July 07, 2019, 05:23:41 AM »
"It's so lonely 'round the fields of Athenry"
 

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Re: To what are you currently listening?
« Reply #3113 on: July 20, 2019, 12:46:00 PM »
Bach cello suites performed by Yao-Yo Ma. I’d forgotten how soothing these are.  :)
"Make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is come to life again; he was lost, and is found."
 
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Re: To what are you currently listening?
« Reply #3114 on: July 28, 2019, 12:54:11 PM »
MikeMac and Gardener:  Thoughts?

Schaff Recht mir Gott und führe meine Sache gegen ein unheiliges Volk . . .   .                          
Lex Orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi.
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Re: To what are you currently listening?
« Reply #3115 on: July 28, 2019, 10:07:20 PM »
 :thumbsup:  I like it.
Like John Vennari (RIP) said "Why not just do it?  What would it hurt?"
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Padre Pio: Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.
 

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Re: To what are you currently listening?
« Reply #3117 on: July 30, 2019, 09:45:28 AM »
"It's so lonely 'round the fields of Athenry"
 

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Re: To what are you currently listening?
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Re: To what are you currently listening?
« Reply #3119 on: August 01, 2019, 11:21:21 PM »
Like John Vennari (RIP) said "Why not just do it?  What would it hurt?"
Consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (PETITION)
https://lifepetitions.com/petition/consecrate-russia-to-the-immaculate-heart-of-mary-petition

"We would be mistaken to think that Fatima’s prophetic mission is complete." Benedict XVI May 13, 2010

"Tell people that God gives graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Tell them also to pray to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for peace, since God has entrusted it to Her." Saint Jacinta Marto

The real nature of hope is “despair, overcome.”
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