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SISTER†HOOD

SISTER†HOOD

Thank you all for your patience over the past couple of months!  Part of the reason my last post was a Lenten retreat with Mark Mallett, was due to the fact that I have been super busy starting a Christian women’s support group!

I guess you could say this is one of the fruits of my Lenten journey…but one that has been brewing in my heart and with my directors for many years.

For anyone in Ottawa interested in a wonderful, supportive, healing hub of like-minded Catholic/Christian women, please check out the ‘Hood!  Our website is http://www.sisterhood.live.

In addition, as God is always way ahead of me (thank God!), He very unexpectedly dropped a reporter in my lap who heard of my spiritual experiences and the new Sister†Hood, and wanted to do a special ‘human interest’ series.  So thanks to God and Charlie Senack, the first piece of the series, which I will share here as they come available, is a short video on our Sister†Hood.  Take a quick peek and pass the word!

What is Sister†Hood and What do They do?

Karen

 

 

 

 

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“The Now Word”, a powerful blog by Mark Mallett, is a must read for those sincere about the spiritual journey.  He is someone the Lord connected me with six years ago. His is a full time ministry with many riches that will support and nourish the reader in their Catholic Faith.  I encourage you to follow, and support if you can, this multi-faceted ministry working for God in our times.

Today, February 10, 2016, Mark begins a daily Lenten Retreat. Do yourself a favour and follow along…

Karen

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NEWS!!!

Angel Blowing the Last Trumpet

 

With summer finally here, you and I are bound to be more in the great outdoors – away on holidays, enjoying the short Canadian summer!  To that end I have to put the writings on a summer pace as well.  I will be away camping with my family during July and August, and my spiritual director will also be gone for a month.  As he approves all writings before they are posted, I will probably only be able to post a few experiences over the summer.  While waiting for new writings, please feel free to browse the archives of writings published since the commencement of this website in February.

I wish you all a safe, blessed summer!

Karen

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NEWS!!!

Angel Blowing the Last Trumpet

 

This week we take a pause from the The Face of Satan series so that I can share with you information that will hopefully be one of the tools I speak of in the spiritual battle.  Please check out the addition of the new page entitled The Apostolate of Holy Motherhood“.  In a few days there will be a posting linked to it, “Sign Up Now!” that will illustrate my own personal experience of ‘joining the battle’.

We need more prayer warriors on the good side and I trust that the information in these two writings will be powerful motivation.

God bless you all in your journey.

Karen

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Angel Blowing the Last Trumpet

 

Please note the new addition of the following prayer under the section Prayers.   This discernment prayer was given to me many years ago by a good Catholic friend.  However, neither of us knows the source of this prayer, so if someone recognizes this and knows where it originated, please file a comment so that I can give it due recognition.

This prayer is one that I have used several times in the dream state when I was not sure which ‘spirits’ I was experiencing.  This prayer has been approved by Rev. Joseph Kane as an effective one to discern spirits.  While this prayer may not be something the average person will use in their daily life, it may be useful to some who are advancing on the spiritual path, as the enemy often tries to scare, discourage or mislead such souls to prevent their advancement in holiness.  It may also be that this prayer will be useful for future times.  Father Kane has indicated to me that the section referring to the ‘holy wounds of Jesus’ is particularly effective in combatting the enemy.  In addition to this tool in our prayer arsenals, the invocation of the protection of the Precious Blood of Jesus is also a quick spiritual prayer of protection.  I present the following for your information, discernment and use in our common spiritual battle:

“If you are of my Lord Jesus Christ, then you are welcome, in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (making the sign of the cross).  If you are not of my Lord Jesus Christ, then by His holy wounds, His agonizing passion, cruel death and glorious resurrection, you are to be gone now, in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (also while making the sign of the cross).  Amen.”

I have used this prayer more than once in the dream state when it appeared I was experiencing something of the spirit world.  I have wondered if it is with the help of grace that I am so ‘conscious’ in my sub-conscious when experiencing these things and therefore know to use and can remember this prayer!  On occasion it would appear the spirits were good and stayed, and unfortunately, on other occasions, they disappeared after my recitation of this prayer in the dream state.  There is so much we do not know!  I present the following example of its use in one of my own early spiritual experiences:

NOVEMBER 12, 2000

Dream of me being a Bride Called to a Wedding Supper

I dreamt I was walking up a hill at my campsite.  I was escorted to a forest on the grounds after I climbed the hill and while there by a table a spirit voice said to me:

“How can I explain to you what we are?”

I said back to (her?):

“You don’t need to.  I believe in you.”

Then she appeared in front of me as an angel.  She looked human, with a long robe, long wavy auburn hair with a band tied around her forehead and she had wings.  When I saw her I remembered I should be testing the spirits and became very afraid.  I said the prayer (above) my friend had given me in real life, but said it in my head in the dream as my throat was frozen with fear.  She came closer and kneeled down in front of me as if to bow or kiss my hand and I guess it made me less afraid as she humbled herself before me, so I just barely audibly said the prayer out loud a second time and she didn’t disappear!  I told her she was welcome.

Then my husband to be came, all dressed in a tuxedo (not my husband in real life).  He told me it was time for the feast – that the guests were gathering.  While he was talking to me the angel hid, almost shyly, behind a huge tall upright box – it’s uprightness was the main, outstanding feature.  It appeared to be an upright cardboard box on the picnic table in front of us.  The angel had her hands touching the box.  After my husband left I saw myself with pen and paper in hand writing something.  It was only one line I wrote as I stood looking at the pad, but I can’t remember what I wrote except to remember the name at the beginning of the line.  It was phonetically Maria, but it was spelled Marea.  I kept reading the name over and over again so that I would not forget it.  I was dressed in a beautiful, elaborate white wedding dress.

Then the angel disappeared because it was time to go to the feast, which everyone around me was busily preparing.  It was a huge, beautiful home and they were preparing a meal.  I don’t know whose home it was.  It seemed everything was being done for the benefit of my husband, whom everyone knew, and I just had to show up.   I loved my husband very much and he loved me.  I woke up.

This dream shows a personal experience that illuminates the scripture references to Jesus as the Bridegroom calling us to the wedding feast.  Scripture imagery is a help to our prayers and teaching, so we should nourish our prayer life with the scriptures regularly.

This dream was also one of the profound early spiritual experiences that has changed me interiorly, as is the common path in the spiritual walk to holiness.  It is often in these unseen, deep, personal, profound experiences that God changes a person from the inside out, in a way known to the experiencer, but unseen by even those closest to them.  Those of you who have experienced things like this will understand what I say here. 

Regardless, I have included this experience mainly to illuminate the need for the use of prayer and discernment in spiritual experiences.  We know very little about the ability of the enemy of our souls, Satan, to impersonate beings of light.  Our safe refuge, one way or another, is always Jesus.  Perhaps next week will be a good time for me to illustrate the use of this prayer in another spiritual dream where it unmasked the deceit of the enemy…

Karen

 

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Poor in Peru

Poor in Peru

 March, 2009

 

Dear family, relatives and friends:

Greetings and blessings from Ottawa with my wishes for a very Happy Easter!

As our Holy Father, Benedict VI wrote in his wonderful Lenten Message for this year, there are three practices that help us prepare better for the celebration of Easter: prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

If one corresponds to what is being asked by the Church, then one enters into a greater celebration at Easter. Maybe almsgiving is not so common in our days – maybe there are no opportunities for almsgiving … I would like to give you an opportunity to help the poor in Peru and bring joy to their Easter celebration as well.

In this picture you see a child from a shantytown in Lima looking in a dump for something that can help him and his family survive. When we see what hardships some of our poor brothers and sisters go through, then we can consider ourselves very fortunate in Canada. Every little bit helps, as Scripture says:

“whoever gives only a cup of cold water to one of these little ones…amen, I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward.”  Matt. 10:42,

 and also

“Come, you who are blessed by my Father … for I was hungry and you gave me food.”   Matt. 25:34

May the joy that comes from helping others be magnified in you as you experience the joy of the risen Christ in the Easter Vigil celebration.

I will be praying for you also at the Feast of the Divine Mercy so dear to my mother and myself; may the promises of the Lord be realized in you.

Make cheques out to M.A.M.I., Peru projects.  You will receive an income tax receipt (address: MAMI, 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon SK S7M 0C9, Tel.: 306-653-6453 – this is the Missionary Association of Mary Immaculate).

May God bless you and keep you and make His face shine on you.

 

In the peace and love of Jesus and Mary,

Joe Kane, O.M.I.

 

(613) 233-3717

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Angel Blowing the Last Trumpet

Angel Blowing the Last Trumpet

 

Please note that the contact information for Father Dan Dubroy and the John Paul II Centre for Divine Mercy is now posted under “Mission“.

Karen

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