Sunday, February 28, 2010
The site should be restored in a few hours as soon as one of the tech people notices the 'high' priority ticket.
Saints' Books received a donation during this, which is very kind and very appreciated. We need donations, more than I can say.
The new forum has been working out productively, and some of the newest news and updates are available on there. The emphasis on the forum is on friendliness, good humor, communion, and debates and agitation type posts are not what it is for, so it works very well.
I've put up some volunteer work posts on the forums, if you ever thought of working with the writings of the saints to help others, the benefits of this kind of activity are great for souls.
And there are few more pleasant activity than preparing books written by the saints and gathering extracts of these for people to read.
I highly recommend it.. there are no requirements for time.. you do as little or as much as you like when you like it, and it is quite simple to do. :) So check out the forums if you are interested, and the posts in the 'Submissions' forum on how to volunteer.
'During our sojourn in this world, we should learn from the saints now in heaven, how to love God. The pure and perfect love of God they enjoy there, consists in uniting themselves perfectly to his will. It would be the greatest delight of the seraphs to pile up sand on the seashore or to pull weeds in a garden for all eternity, if they found out such was God's will. Our Lord himself teaches us to ask to do the will of God on earth as the saints do it in heaven: "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven."
Because David fulfilled all his wishes, God called him a man after his own heart: "I have found David. . . a man according to my own heart, who shall do all my wills."'
St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
It is a happy and wonderful surprise, a good atmosphere, a if I may even say so, holy place.
The Saints' Prayer Book, after long delay, is near ready for upload. After this, I hope to make only a few more feature modifications before removing the construction sign.
Hopefully too, this will occur before long for Saints' Books.
A quote for the day. . .
'From what Abba Serapion said, we can learn that we shall be granted the gift of true discrimination when we trust, no longer in the judgments of our own mind, but in the teaching and rule of our fathers. The devil brings the monk to the brink of destruction more effectively through persuading him to disregard the admonitions of the fathers and follow his own judgment and desire, than he does through any other fault. We should learn from examples provided by human arts and sciences. If we cannot accomplish anything in them by ourselves - in spite of the fact that they deal with things we can touch with our hands, see with our eyes and hear with our ears - but still need someone who will instruct us well and guide us, how can it be anything but foolish to think that the spiritual art, the most difficult of all the arts, has no need of a teacher? It is an invisible, hidden art which is understood only through purity of heart, and failure in it brings, not temporary loss, but the soul's destruction and eternal death.'
St. John Cassian