Saturday, 16 November 2013


..from a recent letter addressed to the Bishops conference of the United States of America the faithful have learned that the Vatican has warned off public festivals asserting the truth and or credibility of the apparitions of MEDJUGORJE...

...let us hear what the wise the venerables and the humble saints have to say about faith and the importance of obedience to the decrees of the Church in our journey or the way of the cross...


"Although you perform many works, if you do not deny your will and submit yourself, losing all solicitude about yourself and your affairs, you will not make progress."

If a man wishes to be sure of the road he treads on, he must close his eyes and walk in the dark."

-St. John of the Cross


"Faith has to do with things that are not seen, and hope with things that are not in hand.

Hold firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church.

--St. Thomas Aquinas

“Some people want to look upon God with their eyes, as they look upon a cow, and want to love God as they love a cow. Thus they love God for the sake of external riches and of internal solace; but these people do not love God aright ... Foolish people deem that they should look upon God as though He stood there and they here. It is not thus. God and I are one in the act of knowing

--Meister Eckhart

God has no need of your money, but the poor have. You give it to the poor, and God receives it.
--St. Augustine

Apart from the cross there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.

--Saint Rose of Lima

The first end I propose in our daily work is to do the will of God; secondly, to do it in the manner he wills it; and thirdly to do it because it is his will.

--Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton


The will of the Bishop is the will of God

--Padre Pio

...and one poem which is not directly related to the topic yet is a personal favourite and hints of why people are drawn to apparitions as a symptom of loneliness and lack of love…

All things desire –Thomas Aquinas

All things desire to be like God,
and infinite space is a mirror
that tries
to reflect His

But it can’t.

All that infinite existence can show us of Him
is only an atom of God’s

God stood behind Himself one night and cast a
brilliant shadow from which creation

Even this shadow is such a flame that
moths consume their selves in it every second -
with their sacred passion to possess

Existence mirrors God the best it can,
though how arrogant for any image in that mirror,
for any human being, to
think they know

His will;

for His will has never been spoken,

His voice would ignite
the earth’s wings

and all upon

We invent truths about God to protect ourselves
from the wolf’s cries we hear
and make.

All things desire to be like God,
all things desire to