Friday, November 30, 2007

Christmas Novena

Cottage Blessings: Christmas Novena for the Feast of St. Andrew

The Master's Voice

Intercessors Of The Lamb

The link above takes you to a wonderful article by Mother Nadine about listening to God.

Prayers for teacher

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Let's all pray for this woman.

The Summons

godtouches - Catholic Hymns:
"The Summons

1. Will you come and follow me if I but call your name? Will you go where you don't know and never be the same? Will you let my love be shown? Will you let my name be known, will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?

2. Will you leave yourself behind if I but call your name? Will you care for cruel and kind and never be the same? Will you risk the hostile stare should your life attract or scare? Will you let me answer prayer in you and you in me?

3. Will you let the blinded see if I but call your name? Will you set the prisoners free and never be the same? Will you kiss the leper clean and do such as this unseen, and admit to what I mean in you and you in me?

4. Will you love the 'you' you hide if I but call your name? Will you quell the fear inside and never be the same? Will you use the faith you've found to reshape the world around, through my sight and touch and sound in you and you in me?

5. Lord your summons echoes true when you but call my name. Let me turn and follow you and never be the same. In Your company I'll go where Your love and footsteps show. Thus I'll move and live and grow in you and you in me."

St. Andrew Feast Day

Universalis: Today:
"St Andrew the Apostle

He was born in Bethsaida, in Galilee, and worked as a fisherman. He may have been a disciple of St John the Baptist. He became one of the first to follow Jesus and introduced his brother, Simon Peter, to him. As one of the twelve Apostles he was widely venerated in ancient times, and became patron saint of Scotland because according to legend some of his bones were brought there and buried at the place where the town of St Andrew’s now stands."

St. Andrew pray for us...that we too may be faithful Apostles of the Lord.

USCCB - (NAB) - November 30, 2007

USCCB - (NAB) - November 30, 2007:
"Mt 4:18-22

As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him."

Prayer for Today: May we also have the courage and humility to hear the Lord's voice, obey it and then stick with it.