Thursday, September 25, 2014

HolyHaiku 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Matt 21:28-32)

A Man had two sons, -
Which one did the Father's will? -
God loves humble hearts! -

#holyhaiku (Matt 21:28-32)

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Worship (Matt 12:1-8)

Authentic worship involves our lowly and broken human heart bowing down before the transcendence and mercy of God. To do this the Church gives us aids such as words, bread, wine, water, oil, etc., to worship God in the manner he has chosen best. These aids are important and necessary. Yet ultimately it is the human heart that gives God worship. To not engage our hearts in worship is to fail to give God what he ultimately desires. Hence, real authentic worship is a way of life.

+ Fr. Jeremiah Myriam Shryock, CFR
Saint Joseph Friary
Harlem, NY
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

HolyHaiku St. Joseph of Cupertino

Lifted up in prayer
Body and Soul united
Seek what is above
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Breathe Deeply

St. Therese is famous for describing her vocation as a contemplative nun saying, “I will be love in the heart of the Church.” Then what’s that make us, I asked? Our life as friars is similar to the lay-life insofar as it is “active-contemplative;” it is a life of prayer and action. So if St. Therese is love contemplating the mysteries of God in the heart of the Church, interceding and living secretly for the life of the whole body, we might be likened to the breath of the Church.

First the inhale: the sustaining breath drawn deep into the lungs near the heart and its mysteries, then the exhale: the life gained within the body is breathed forth upon the world, shared in words, love and emotion, and then, again drawn deep into the body to recharge and ruminate on the mysteries of God, and the cycle repeats for the good of one and for all.

+ Br. Joseph Michael Fino, CFR
Yonkers, NY
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

CFR Sisters Investiture

Our Postulant Sisters were invested on August 2, 2014.
As they begin their Novitiate we await the arrival of our new Candidates!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Summer 2014 New Photo Albums

CFR friars final vows, first vows, investiture & CFR Sisters final vows with Cardinal Dolan! Praise the Lord we will receive 9 young men as Postulants on September 8th.
Thank you for the prayers and support.

As promised, great new Facebook photo albums found here.
(Photos are open to public view, you don't have to have facebook to see them).