Show Notes – A Good Habit 7/16/14

A Good Habit Show NotesIt’s a soggy Friday here in San Antonio, a perfect day to sit down with a good book.  We have some recommendations for you on that score, but first off, let’s talk about Our Lady.

Our lady of mt. carmel and the brown scapular

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 I owe a great deal in my early youth to my devotion to the Carmelite scapular.  A mother’s constant diligence and concern for the clothes of her children is beautiful to see.  She always wants them well-dressed…The Blessed Mother of Mount Carmel and of the holy scapular speaks to us of her maternal care, her concern to clothe us spiritually with the grace of God and to help us always keep our garments white…Be vigilant to correspond to your good Mother who is concerned about how you go about dressed, especially with respect to the garment of grace that her daughters and sons should always wear.

-St. John Paul II, Address 15 January, 1989

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Canonization Mass live

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Saints John XXII and John Paul II are more alive than we are right now – we’re watching the canonization Mass live, through bleary eyes. But it’s all worth it to be a part of this incredible moment in history. I think one of the commentators pointed out that there are four popes present: Pope Emeritus Benedict, Pope Francis, and they just placed the relics of our two new saints near the altar a few minutes ago. What a way to begin Divine Mercy Sunday!