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Mental Prayer with Shalone Cason

Mental Prayer with Shalone Cason

By Shalone Cason
Mental Prayers on Topics Such as; Catholic Biographies, the Saints and Church History with Commentary by Shalone Cason.
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What are Baptismal Vows?
Baptismal vows are the promises required of a candidate for baptism. According to the Roman Ritual, three questions are addressed to the person to be baptized: "Do you renounce Satan? and all his works? and all his pomps?" To each of these questions the person, or the sponsor in his name, replies: "I do renounce them".
06:22
January 18, 2021
What is a Rite (Catholic FAQ Mental Prayer)
A rite includes all the ceremonies, prayers, and functions of a religious body. The Catholic Church is composed of 23 distinct rites, with the Roman Rite being the largest. Each rite has its own beautiful prayers and ceremonies which add to the richness of Catholic liturgical inheritance.
11:36
January 11, 2021
What are You Looking For (Gospel of John Mental Prayer)
The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus. Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, "What are you looking for?" They said to him, "Rabbi" (which translated means Teacher), "where are you staying?" Today we meditate on a few verses from the Gospel of John Chapter 1. We think about the light of Christ and the search for Truth. 
14:05
January 5, 2021
Unto Us a Christ is Born (Christmas Mental Prayer)
Today we reflect on a Christmas antiphon from the Liturgy of the Hours, which is the official prayer-book of the church.
07:20
January 4, 2021
Author of Life (New Years& Christmas Mental Prayer)
Today is the first day of the new year and the eighth day of the Octave of the Nativity. Enjoy this mental prayer which continues to focus on the birth of Christ.
12:06
January 1, 2021
St Pope Victor I +AD 199 (Church History Mental Prayer)
Pope Victor I (died 199) was the bishop of Rome in the late second century (189–199 A.D.). He was of Berber origin. Meaning, he was the first black pope. He reigned for about 12 years and he excommunicated churches for celebrating Easter based on the Jewish date of Passover and not on a Sunday. Eventually he reversed his decision, and in the end, all Christians began celebrating Easter on the same Sunday. Today we are discussing the years 189 to 199 AD, when Victor became pope and the Easter controversy happened.
10:57
December 31, 2020
What are the 12 Days of Christmas (Mental Prayer)
Historically, the ending of Christmastide was sunset on 6 January. Christmastide is commonly called the Twelve Days of Christmas. To this day, the "Christian cultures in Western Europe and Latin America extend the season to forty days, ending on the Feast of the Presentation.
09:29
December 28, 2020
Christmas Mental Prayer 2020
It's Christmas, don't worry. I'm not neglecting my family or the joy of the season. This is a prerecorded episode. I am happily enjoying Christmas midnight mass and time with family and friends, that is if you're listening to this on Christmas day. If you're in the future, I suppose you can ignore everything I just said, but that's beside the point. This is the Christmas episode and I wanted to do a special mental prayer focusing on a Christmas sermon from Gregory Nazianzen who died in AD 389. I actually have a podcast on Saint Nonna, who was Gregory's mother. He was from modern day Turkey, which was known as Asia Minor. He wrote a wonderful sermon on the celebration of Christmas and we're going to use a short passage from that sermon for today's meditation.modern-day
07:26
December 25, 2020
Who is Saint Nicholas (Christmas Mental Prayer)
Saint Nicholas was born in Asia Minor in the Roman Empire during the 4th century. Throughout his life, Saint Nicholas gave freely of his riches. He is considered the saint of children and gifts, and he is remembered annually on December 6th.
10:55
December 24, 2020
Who is Cardinal Robert Sarah? (Mental Prayer Biography)
Robert Sarah (born 15 June 1945) is a Guinean prelate of the Catholic Church. A cardinal since 20 November 2010, he has been appointed to many prestigious positions throughout his career such as, bishop of Conakry in Guinea, president of the West African bishops' conference, and leader of Congregation for Divine Worship.
13:24
December 22, 2020
Do No Evil - Nighttime Mental Prayer
Tonight we meditate on Ecclesiasticus Chapter 7 verses 1-4.
08:31
December 20, 2020
Call His Name Jesus - Advent Mental Prayer
It’s advent, and what better time to meditate on the moments before Christ’s birth than now. So today, we are doing a mental prayer on the gospel of Luke chapter 1: verses 31-33.
05:34
December 18, 2020
What is an Abbot?
An abbot is the title given to the superior of a community of twelve or  more monks. Abbots are in charge of a monastery and control the  monastery's possessions, discipline of the monks, and gives blessings.
13:00
December 18, 2020
What is a Cardinal?
A cardinal is a bishop of the Catholic Church with special authority from the pope. Cardinals are assistants of the pope in his liturgical functions, in the care of the poor, the administration of papal finances and possessions, and the synodal disposition of important matters.
11:00
December 16, 2020
Fear Not, Mary - Advent Mental Prayer
It’s advent, and what better time to meditate on the moments before  Christ’s birth than now. So today, we are doing a mental prayer on the gospel of Luke chapter 1: verses 28-31. 
06:31
December 16, 2020
Blessed Among Women - Advent Mental Prayer
It’s advent, and what better time to meditate on the moments before Christ’s birth than now. So today, we are doing a mental prayer on the gospel of Luke chapter 1: verses 26-28.
07:13
December 16, 2020
Timeline of the Catholic Church Ep. 006 - AD 155 to AD 180
In the year 155: Justin Martyr composes his First Apology in Rome. Later  in 156: Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna, disciple of John, and teacher of  Irenaeus, was martyred. Two decades later; between 177 and 180 Irenaeus  became bishop of Lyons, France.
31:05
December 15, 2020
Who are the Sisters of the Holy Family? (Black Catholic History)
The Sisters of the Holy Family are a Roman Catholic religious order based in New Orleans, Louisiana. They were founded as one of the first black religious orders in 1837 as the Sisters of the Presentation by Henriette DeLille, adopting the current name in 1842. The sisters provided a home for orphans and taught slaves at a time under Louisiana law when educating slaves was illegal. They also established the first and oldest Catholic nursing home in the United States in 1841.
07:26
December 14, 2020
Joseph, A Just Man - Advent Mental Prayer
Today we meditate on the holiness of Saint Joseph with the Gospel of Matthew Chapter 1.
13:28
December 10, 2020
Who was Sister Thea Bowman? (A Black History Biography)
Thea Bowman (1937 – 1990) was a Roman Catholic religious sister, teacher, and scholar who made a major contribution to the ministry of the Catholic Church toward her fellow Black Americans. Get biographies in your inbox at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
15:51
December 9, 2020
Black vs. African-American (Why I Prefer the term Black)
There's nothing wrong with the term African-American, but it's imprecise language. I am not from Africa, nor do I know of any African descendants in my family. First and foremost, call me by my name. But if all else fails, call me black, because my skin is dark. That's simple enough, right?  Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
03:20
December 9, 2020
Ecce Homo (Behold the Man) - Daily Mental Prayer
Today we meditate on the physical appearance of Jesus and what that means for our salvation.      Get mental prayer in your inbox at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
12:09
December 9, 2020
Who was Father George Clements? (A Black History Biography)
George Harold Clements (1932 – 2019) was an American Roman Catholic  priest who, in 1981, became the first Catholic priest in the Chicago  area to adopt a child. Through his founding of several programs,  including One Church-One Child, One Church-One Addict, and One  Church-One Inmate, he brought greater recognition to social problems and  encouraged the adoption of African-American children. Get biographies in your inbox at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
13:02
December 9, 2020
Without Grace We Can Do Nothing - Daily Mental Prayer
In today's Christian meditation we remember that in spiritual life there  are two great principles which should never be forgotten. Without Grace  we can do nothing with it, we can do all things. Subscribe to the newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
12:10
December 8, 2020
Timeline of the Catholic Church Ep. 005 - AD 100 to AD 155
Today we talk about Ignatius of Antioch, three early church heresies (Marcionism, Gnosticism, and Montanism), and Justin Martyr's  First Apology.  Get new episodes sent to your email at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
1:01:42
December 7, 2020
Divine Simplicity - Daily Mental Prayer
In this mental prayer, we meditate on God's Divine nature and how that affects our lives.  Get mental prayers sent to your inbox at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
11:49
December 7, 2020
Who are the Oblate Sisters of Providence? (Black Catholic History)
The Oblate Sisters of Providence is a Roman Catholic women's religious institute, founded by Mother Mary Lange and Rev. James Nicholas Joubert in 1828 in Baltimore, Maryland for the education of girls of African descent. It was the first permanent community of Roman Catholic sisters of African descent in the United  States. Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
10:50
December 4, 2020
A Short History of the Catholic Church in Africa
Christian activity in Africa began in the 1st century when the  Patriarchate of Alexandria in Egypt was formed as one of the four original Patriarchs of the East.  Currently, there are over 150 million  Catholics in Africa and 10% of all Catholic Cardinals are African. Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
31:39
December 4, 2020
Who was James Augustine Healy? A Black History Biography
James Augustine Healy (April 6, 1830 – August 5, 1900) was an American  Roman Catholic priest and the second bishop of Portland, Maine; he was  the first African-American Catholic priest (though it was not widely  known) and was the first African-American bishop as well. Get biographies in your inbox at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
23:49
December 4, 2020
The Good God - Daily Mental Prayer
Today's Christian meditation is a consideration of God's plan, and our greatest happiness. With a reflection on the writings of St. John Henry Cardinal Newman. Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
11:44
December 4, 2020
Who was Mary Lou Williams? (A Black History Biography)
Mary Lou Williams (1910 – 1981) was an American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer. She wrote and arranged for Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman, and she was friend, mentor, and teacher to Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Tadd Dameron, Bud Powell, and Dizzy Gillespie.      Get biographies in your inbox at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
27:28
December 3, 2020
Who was Venerable Henriette DeLille? (A Black History Biography)
Mother Henriette Díaz DeLille (March 11, 1813 – November  16, 1862) was a Black Catholic nun in the United States who founded the  Sisters of the Holy Family in 1836 and served as their first Mother  Superior. Signup for new episodes at https://sdcason.com/subscribe/
21:12
December 1, 2020
What is Canonization?
Canonization is simply the process of recognizing people who have lived  heroically virtuous lives, and elevating them so that Catholics all over  the world may freely celebrate and honor them. Subscribe at https://sdcason.com/subscribe/
33:32
December 1, 2020
Who was Venerable Father Augustus Tolton - A Black History Biography
Augustine Tolton, was the first Roman Catholic priest in  the United States publicly known to be black when he was ordained in  1886. Subscribe at https://sdcason.com/subscribe/
38:42
December 1, 2020
Newsletter Update and Major Announcement
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02:40
December 1, 2020
Why are Biographies Important?
But...why am I making biography lessons? In short, because I love  learning about people and their place in history. Secondly, because I  hope you will learn something new as well as become a better person. So  let me tell you a little about the history of biographies... Get these episodes sent to your email https://sdcason.com/subscribe/
04:26
December 1, 2020
Timeline of the Catholic Church Ep. 004 - AD 72 to AD 100
Today we talk about the martyrdom of Saint Thomas and Pope Linus, the  Gospel of Luke, and the Domitian persecution...among other things. Enjoy and stay holy. Subscribe to my newsletter to get these podcasts sent to your email!  https://sdcason.com/subscribe
1:04:11
November 29, 2020
Walk with Jesus Christ - Daily Mental Prayer
Today's mental prayer is about walking with Jesus.   Subscribe to my newsletter for more: https://sdcason.com/subscribe
11:46
November 24, 2020
Who was Venerable Pierre Toussaint - A Black History Biography
Pierre Toussaint (27 June 1766 – June 30, 1853) was a Haitian-American hairdresser, philanthropist, and former slave brought to New York City by his owners in 1787. Freed in 1807 after the death of his mistress, Pierre took the surname of "Toussaint" in honor of the hero of the Haitian Revolution which established that nation. In 1996, he was declared "Venerable" by Pope John Paul II. After his marriage in 1811 to Juliette Noel, Toussaint and his wife opened their home as an orphanage, employment bureau, and a refuge for travelers. He also contributed funds and helped raise money to build Saint Patrick's Cathedral on Mulberry Street. He was considered "one of the leading black New Yorkers of his day." Subscribe at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
23:58
November 23, 2020
God Loved Us First - Daily Mental Prayer
Today's mental prayer is about the love of God and how to love God more. Subscribe at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
11:46
November 23, 2020
Timeline of the Catholic Church Ep. 003 - AD 50 to AD 70
Today we talk about Saint Paul's epistles, the martyrdom of Saint Paul and Saint Peter, the Great Fire of Rome, Nero's crazy shenanigans, Saint Thomas' evangelization of India, and the Gospel of Mark...among other things. Enjoy! And learn something new about Church history! Also...stay holy and God bless + Subscribe at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
59:30
November 22, 2020
God be Merciful - Daily Mental Prayer
Today we meditate on a verse from 1 Maccabees. "It is not profitable for us to forsake the law, and the justices of God"  Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
13:15
November 20, 2020
Who was Servant of God Julia Greeley? (A Black History Biography)
Julia Greeley,O.F.S. (1833 – 1918), was a Black American enslaved woman, later freed by the Missouri Legislature. She became known for her charitable works, pulling a red wagon through the streets of Denver in the dark to bring food, coal, clothing, and groceries to needy families. Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
08:57
November 20, 2020
Who was Thomas Wyatt Turner? (A Black History Biography)
Thomas Wyatt Turner (March 16, 1877 – April 21, 1978) was an American civil rights activist, biologist and educator. He was the first black  American to receive a PhD in Botany, and helped found both the NAACP and the Federated Colored Catholics. Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
16:07
November 18, 2020
God Works for the Good - Daily Mental Prayer
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14:07
November 18, 2020
Timeline of the Catholic Church Ep. 002 - AD 25 - AD 50
Today we cover the martyrdom of Saint Stephen,  Our Lady of the Pillar and Saint James the Great's evangelization in  Spain, Paul missionary journeys, and the Council of Jerusalem. Links  with more info from Wikipedia below... 34 AD: Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr, is stoned to death in Jerusalem. 40: Traditional date of Our Lady of the Pillar showing up to James the Great in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.[4] 46: Paul begin his missionary journeys, with Barnabas. 50: Council of Jerusalem determines that Gentile converts to Christianity do not have to abide by Mosaic Laws. This will gradually lead to the separation of Christianity from Judaism. Subscribe at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
39:55
November 17, 2020
Timeline of the Catholic Church Ep 001 - Introduction
As traditionally the oldest form of Christianity, along with the ancient or first millennial Eastern Orthodox Church, the non-Chalcedonian or Oriental Churches, and the Church of the East,[1] the history of the Catholic Church is integral to the history of Christianity as a whole. It is also, according to church historian, Mark A. Noll, the "world's oldest continuously functioning international institution."[2] This article covers a period of just under two thousand years Over time, schisms have disrupted the unity of Christianity. The major divisions occurred in c.144 with Marcionism,[3] 318 with Arianism, 451 with the Oriental Orthodox, 1054 to 1449 (see East-West Schism) during which time the Orthodox Churches of the East parted ways with the Western Church over doctrinal issues (see the filioque) and papal primacy, and in 1517 with the Protestant Reformation, of which there were many divisions, resulting in over 200 denominations. This Church has been the driving force behind some of the major events of world history including the Christianization of Western and Central Europe and Latin America, the spreading of literacy and the foundation of the universities, hospitals, the Western tradition of monasticism, the development of art and music, literature, architecture, contributions to the scientific method, just war theory and trial by jury. It has played a powerful role in global affairs, including the Reconquista, the Crusades, the Inquisition, the Investiture Controversy, the establishment of the Holy Roman Empire, and the Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe in the late 20th century. Subscribe at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
17:44
November 17, 2020
Seek First His Kingdom - Daily Mental Prayer
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13:51
November 17, 2020
Who is Daniel Rudd? A Biography
Daniel Rudd (August 7, 1854—1933) was a Black Catholic journalist and early Civil Rights leader. He is known for starting in 1885 what has been called "the first newspaper printed by and for Black Americans", the Ohio Tribune—which he later expanded into the American Catholic Tribune, purported to the first Black-owned national newspaper
18:46
November 17, 2020
Serve the Lord (Joshua 24:24) - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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10:28
August 22, 2020
Serve the Lord (Joshua 24:24) - Morning Mental Prayer
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09:03
August 21, 2020
Eternal Glory - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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09:30
August 21, 2020
Eternal Glory - Morning Mental Prayer
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09:03
August 20, 2020
All One in Christ Jesus - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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10:12
August 20, 2020
All One in Christ Jesus - Morning Mental Prayer
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10:47
August 19, 2020
How Good is God - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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12:54
August 19, 2020
How Good is God - Morning Mental Prayer
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13:20
August 18, 2020
My Peace I Leave with You (John 14:27) Nighttime Mental Prayer
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19:01
August 18, 2020
My Peace I Leave with You (John 14:27) Morning Mental Prayer
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12:33
August 17, 2020
The Way, The Truth, The Life (Gospel of John 14:6) Nighttime Mental Prayer
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16:23
August 15, 2020
The Way, The Truth, The Life (Gospel of John 14:6) Morning Mental Prayer
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14:05
August 14, 2020
Full Measure of Happiness - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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17:34
August 14, 2020
Full Measure of Happiness - Morning Mental Prayer
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19:26
August 13, 2020
Friend of Lies - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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13:39
August 13, 2020
Bl Isidore Bakanja - Saint of the Day Aug 12
Bl. Isidore Bakanja was a Christian plantation worker from Congo who was beaten to death by his supervisor for sharing the faith. Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
08:35
August 12, 2020
Friend of Lies - Morning Mental Prayer
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12:06
August 12, 2020
The Lord is Patient - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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12:17
August 12, 2020
St. Clare of Assisi - Saint of the Day Aug 11
St. Clare of Assisi was a nun who co-founded the Poor Clares with St. Francis of Assisi. She defended the order against popes and armies. Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
11:32
August 11, 2020
Seek Jesus - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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12:21
August 11, 2020
St. Lawrence - Saint of the Day Aug 10
St. Lawrence was burned to death in AD 258 for spreading the gospel and helping the poor people of Rome. Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
09:20
August 10, 2020
Seek Jesus - Morning Mental Prayer
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12:19
August 10, 2020
Resist Sin - Nighttime Mental Prayer
We can always resist temptations, because no temptation can force us into sin, and because God will always help us if we ask Him. Baltimore Catechism Reflect on the quote for a while Sit quietly and consider this: How have you given in to temptation in the past? Subscribe to Daily Mental Prayer by Email Support and Donate Shop my Catholic Art
07:52
August 8, 2020
St. Claudia - Saint of the Day Aug 7
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07:27
August 7, 2020
Resist Sin- Morning Mental Prayer
We can always resist temptations, because no temptation can force us into sin, and because God will always help us if we ask Him. Baltimore Catechism Reflect on the quote for a while Sit quietly and consider this: How often do you ask God to help you resist temptation? Subscribe to Daily Mental Prayer by Email Support and Donate Shop my Catholic Art
10:04
August 7, 2020
No Other Helper - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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12:52
August 6, 2020
St. Nonna - Saint of the Day Aug 5
St. Nonna was the wife of St. Gregory of Nazianzusand she was responsible for converting Gregory to the Christian faith. Get mental prayers in your inbox at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
09:32
August 5, 2020
No Other Helper - Morning Mental Prayer
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13:58
August 5, 2020
St. John Vianney - Saint of the Day Aug 4
St. John Vianney was a parish priest who radically improved his community by preaching repentance and offering confession for 16 to 18 hours each day. Get mental prayers in your inbox at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
12:44
August 4, 2020
Above all Others - Morning Mental Prayer
A meditation on the uniqueness of Christ. Get mental prayers in your inbox at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
12:49
August 4, 2020
St Dalmatius - Saint of the Day Aug 3
Today's saint was a Roman soldier who became a monk and fought against the Nestorian heresy. Get mental prayers in your inbox at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
08:46
August 3, 2020
Above all Others - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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11:08
August 3, 2020
God Cares for You - Evening Mental Prayer
A Christian meditation on the love of God Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
08:22
August 1, 2020
St Helen of Skovde - Saint of the Day July 31
A Swedish saint who was wrongly executed for the murder of her husband. Her innocence was proved by God after her death. Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
08:37
July 31, 2020
God Cares for You - Daytime Mental Prayer
A Christian meditation on the love of God. Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
07:57
July 31, 2020
God Made All Things - Evening Mental Prayer
A Christian meditation on the creative power of God. Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
07:51
July 31, 2020
St Olof of Sweden - Saint of the Day July 30
One of the first Swedish kings to convert to the Christian faith. How can you live holier based on this saint’s life? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
14:25
July 30, 2020
God Made All Things - Daytime Mental Prayer
A Christian meditation on the power of God. Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
07:53
July 30, 2020
Guardian Angels - Nighttime Mental Prayer
"Our guardian angels help us by praying for us, by protecting us from harm, and by inspiring us to do good." How have you lived according to this quote? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
10:45
July 30, 2020
St Martha Wang - Saint of the Day July 29
St. Martha Wang was arrested and beheaded by the Chinese government because she refused to deny her faith. How can you live holier based on this saint’s life? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
08:47
July 29, 2020
Guardian Angels - Morning Mental Prayer
"Our guardian angels help us by praying for us, by protecting us from harm, and by inspiring us to do good." How can you live holier based on this quote? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
08:02
July 29, 2020
Success in War - Nighttime Mental Prayer
"For the success of war is not in the multitude of the army, but strength cometh from heaven." How have you lived according to this quote? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
07:40
July 29, 2020
Pope St. Innocent I - Saint of the Day July 28
Pope St. Innocent I was pope from 401-417. He emphasized papal supremacy and strongly favored clerical celibacy. How can you live holier based on this saint’s life? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
08:00
July 28, 2020
Success in War - Morning Mental Prayer
"For the success of war is not in the multitude of the army, but strength cometh from heaven." How can you live holier based on this quote? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
09:47
July 28, 2020
Do Not Forsake Me Nighttime Mental Prayer
"Praise ye the Lord our God, who hath not forsaken them that hope in him." Judith 13:17 How have you lived according to this quote? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
08:37
July 28, 2020
Sts Natalie and Aurelius - Saint of the Day July 27
Sts. Natalie & Aurelius were Christian martyrs who were put to death in AD 852 for practicing Christianity under Muslim rule, and are counted among the Martyrs of Córdoba. How can you live holier based on this saint’s life? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
10:10
July 27, 2020
Do Not Forsake Me - Morning Mental Prayer
"Praise ye the Lord our God, who hath not forsaken them that hope in him." Judith 13:17 How can you live holier based on this quote? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
07:49
July 27, 2020
Do Penance Nighttime Mental Prayer
“Do penance: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew 3:2 How have you lived according to this quote? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
08:05
July 25, 2020
Bl Maria Mercedes Prat - Saint of the Day July 24
Bl. Maria Mercedes Prat was sentenced to death by the communist government in Spain for the crime of being a nun. How can you live holier based on this saint’s life? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
08:06
July 24, 2020
Do Penance Morning Mental Prayer
“Do penance: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew 3:2 How can you live holier based on this quote? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
07:29
July 24, 2020
Do Everything in the Name of Christ
A minute mental prayer on a quote from the Baltimore Catechism Why wear a crucifix? https://youtu.be/LuIFlhtoAQo Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
02:37
July 24, 2020
Be Zealous for Reading Nighttime Mental Prayer
"Be zealous for reading and for doing. And let the Law of God be your meditation at every time." How have you lived according to this quote? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
11:09
July 24, 2020
St Bridget of Sweden - Saint of the Day July 23
St. Bridget of Sweden had visions of Jesus, who asked her to start an order of nuns that would constantly pray for the Church. How can you live holier based on this saint’s life? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
13:24
July 23, 2020
Be Zealous for Reading Morning Mental Prayer
"Be zealous for reading and for doing. And let the Law of God be your meditation at every time." How can you live holier based on this quote? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
07:39
July 23, 2020
Let Him Defend You Nighttime Mental Prayer
"Let Him stand for you as a defender, as a good shepherd, lest the fierce wolves assault you." How have you lived according to this quote? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
08:00
July 23, 2020
St. Theophilus - Saint of the Day July 22
St. Theophilus was a fleet admiral who spent one year in a Muslim prison and was then martyred after he refused to deny the Christian faith. How can you live holier based on this saint's life? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
08:25
July 22, 2020
Let Him Defend You Morning Mental Prayer
"Let Him stand for you as a defender, as a good shepherd, lest the fierce wolves assault you." How can you live holier based on this quote? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
10:32
July 22, 2020
The Near Occasion of Sin - Minute Mental Prayer
A short meditation on a quote from the Baltimore Catechism. Read more...
02:16
July 22, 2020
Righteous Speech Nighttime Mental Prayer
"Righteous daily speech overcomes all iniquity." How can you live holier based on this quote? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
08:49
July 22, 2020
St Lawrence of Brindisi - Saint of the Day July 21
St. Lawrence of Brindisi was a military chaplain who helped win a major battle against the Turks in 1601. How can you become holier based on St. Lawrence's life? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
10:10
July 21, 2020
Righteous Speech Morning Mental Prayer
"Righteous daily speech overcomes all iniquity." How can you make your speech more righteous today? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
07:28
July 21, 2020
Stand Steadfast Nighttime Mental Prayer
"Stand steadfast, therefore, you who work righteousness, and doubt not, that your passage may be with the holy angels." How can you become more virtuous based on this quote? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
08:34
July 21, 2020
St. Paul of St. Zoilus - Saint of the Day July 20
St. Paul of St. Zoilus was beheaded by an Islamic government for bringing aid to imprisoned Christians. Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
10:20
July 20, 2020
Stand Steadfast - Morning Mental Prayer
"Stand steadfast, therefore, you who work righteousness, and doubt not, that your passage may be with the holy angels." How can you live holier based on this quote? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
08:29
July 20, 2020
Near Occasion of Sin - Nighttime Mental Prayer
"The near occasions of sin are all persons, places, or things that may easily lead us into sin." How can you avoid the near occasions of sin? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
08:24
July 18, 2020
Carmelite Nuns of Compiegne - Saint of the Day Mental Prayer July 17
On July 17, 1794, sixteen of the Carmelites who refused to disband were taken to Paris and sentenced to death. Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
09:55
July 17, 2020
Near Occasion of Sin - Morning Mental Prayer
"The near occasions of sin are all persons, places, or things that may easily lead us into sin." How can you recognize the near occasion of sin more often? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
08:15
July 17, 2020
Never Defeated - Nighttime Mental Prayer
"The truth can be assaulted but never defeated" Do you speak the truth even when you might be ridiculed? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
08:20
July 17, 2020
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel - Saint of the Day Mental Prayer July 16
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is a title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Order of the Carmelites was founded on Mt. Carmel in the 12th Century and survives to this very day Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
10:58
July 16, 2020
Never Defeated - Morning Mental Prayer
"The truth can be assaulted but never defeated" Do you read the gospels more or less than you read the news? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
09:10
July 16, 2020
Ordinary Deeds - Nighttime Mental Prayer
“All the ordinary deeds done every day to relieve the corporal or spiritual needs of others are true works of mercy, if done in the name of Christ.” How often do revere the cross of Christ? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
08:32
July 16, 2020
St. Bonaventure - Saint of the Day Mental Prayer July 15
St. Bonaventure was a theologian and Cardinal who brought peace and prominence to the Franciscan Order. Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
11:06
July 15, 2020
Ordinary Deeds - Morning Mental Prayer
“All the ordinary deeds done every day to relieve the corporal or spiritual needs of others are true works of mercy, if done in the name of Christ.” How often do you take action in the name of Christ? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
08:58
July 15, 2020
Communion with God - Nighttime Mental Prayer
“Man is made to live in communion with God in whom he finds happiness” How do you commune with God on a daily basis? Subscribe to my newsletter at http://subscribe.sdcason.com
11:27
July 15, 2020
St. Kateri Tekakwitha - Saint of the Day Mental Prayer July 14
St. Kateri Tekakwitha is the first Native American to be recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church. She was born in 1656, in the Mohawk village of Ossernenon. Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
10:07
July 14, 2020
Communion with God - Morning Mental Prayer
“Man is made to live in communion with God in whom he finds happiness”  How do you commune with God on a daily basis? Subscribe to my newsletter at http://subscribe.sdcason.com
08:04
July 14, 2020
King Over All - Nighttime Mental Prayer
Our Blessed Lord, Jesus Christ, exercises for all eternity the supreme authority of a king over all creatures. How can you place Christ as king over your home? Subscribe to my newsletter at http://subscribe.sdcason.com
08:18
July 14, 2020
St Teresa de los Andes - Saint of the Day Mental Prayer July 13
St. Teresa de los Andes was a pious child but was prone to anger and being vain. She also demonstrated a charitable and loving nature; she was transformed when she decided to become a nun and her character changed as her sole ambition was to dedicate herself to the service of God. She was the first person from Chile to be canonized. Subscribe to my newsletter at http://subscribe.sdcason.com
11:20
July 13, 2020
King Over All - Morning Mental Prayer
Our Blessed Lord, Jesus Christ, exercises for all eternity the supreme authority of a king over all creatures. How do you worship Christ as your king? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
07:38
July 13, 2020
Keep the Commandments - Nighttime Mental Prayer
To love God, our neighbor, and ourselves we must keep the commandments of God. How can you love God more? Subscribe to my newsletter at http://subscribe.sdcason.com
09:04
July 11, 2020
St Theodosius - Saint of the Day Mental Prayer July 10
St. Theodosius was one of the founders of Russian monasticism. He reformed monasteries and promoted spiritual life in Kiev. Subscribe to my newsletter at http://subscribe.sdcason.com --- Theodosius was born to a wealthy family, and once he was older he gave up all connection with the comfortable circumstances of his parents and labored in the fields with humble peasants before entering the monastery of the Caves in Kiev around 1032. Eventual Theodosius become abbot of the community, he introduced many reforms to end the extreme asceticism which had been long-standing practice and introduced a more moderate rule for the monks. Aside from promoting the spiritual life in the region around Kiev, he also aided the poor, established hospitals, and involved himself in the politics of Kiev. Through his labors, he made "the Caves" one of the foremost monastic institutions in Russia. Canonized in 1108 by the bishop of Kiev, he is venerated by the Russian Orthodox Church as one of the founders of Russian monasticism.
08:59
July 10, 2020
Keep the Commandments - Morning Mental Prayer
To love God, our neighbor, and ourselves we must keep the commandments of God How can you better keep the commandments of God? Subscribe to my newsletter at http://subscribe.sdcason.com
11:13
July 10, 2020
Stand Steadfast
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02:18
July 10, 2020
Free Will - Nighttime Mental Prayer
We can resist the grace of God, for our will is free, and God does not force us to accept His grace. How do you resist God’s grace? Subscribe to my newsletter at http://subscribe.sdcason.com
07:49
July 10, 2020
St Veronica Giuliani - Saint of the Day Mental Prayer July 9
In short: St Veronica Giuliani was an abbess who was practical and received the stigmata due to her devotion to the passion of Christ. Veronica was born Orsola Giuliani in Urbino on 27 December 1660. Her parents were Francesco and Benedetta Giuliani. She was the youngest of seven sisters, three of whom embraced the monastic life. It is told that at the age of three years Veronica supposedly began to show great compassion for the poor. She would set apart a portion of her food for them, and even part with her clothes when she met a poor child scantily clad. Veronica’s mother died when she was seven years of age. When Giuliani came of age, her father believed she should marry, and so he desired her to take part in the social activities of the young people. But she pleaded so earnestly with her father that, after much resistance, he finally permitted her to choose her own state in life. Veronica was born Orsola Giuliani in Urbino on 27 December 1660. Her parents were Francesco and Benedetta Giuliani. She was the youngest of seven sisters, three of whom embraced the monastic life. It is told that at the age of three years Veronica supposedly began to show great compassion for the poor. She would set apart a portion of her food for them, and even part with her clothes when she met a poor child scantily clad. Veronica’s mother died when she was seven years of age. When Giuliani came of age, her father believed she should marry, and so he desired her to take part in the social activities of the young people. But she pleaded so earnestly with her father that, after much resistance, he finally permitted her to choose her own state in life. Subscribe to my newsletter at http://subscribe.sdcason.com
10:58
July 9, 2020
Free Will - Morning Mental Prayer
We can resist the grace of God, for our will is free, and God does not force us to accept His grace. How can you accept the grace of God more often? Subscribe to my newsletter at http://subscribe.sdcason.com
09:33
July 9, 2020
All the Kingdoms of this World
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02:22
July 9, 2020
On the Last Day - Nighttime Mental Prayer
On the last day, Our Lord will come to pronounce a sentence of eternal reward or of eternal punishment on everyone who has ever lived in this world. How do you work towards gaining an eternal reward? Subscribe to my newsletter at http://subscribe.sdcason.com
08:21
July 9, 2020
St Maria Chaira - Saint of the Day Mental Prayer July 8
St Maria Chaira took a vow of chastity and became a nun and missionary who went to spread the faith in China. She was beheaded for sharing the gospel with others. Subscribe to my newsletter at http://subscribe.sdcason.com
09:07
July 8, 2020
On the Last Day - Morning Mental Prayer
On the last day, Our Lord will come to pronounce a sentence of eternal reward or of eternal punishment on everyone who has ever lived in this world. How can you help others reach their eternal reward? Subscribe to my newsletter at http://subscribe.sdcason.com
08:06
July 8, 2020
In Deed and In Truth - Minute Mental Prayer
"My dear children, let us not love in word, neither with the tongue, but in deed and in truth." I John 3:18 Please consider subscribing to my newsletter First  of all, let's ask Our Blessed Lord to enlighten us and guide us to  greater truth, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the  Holy Spirit. Amen + Think about these reflections for a few moments while meditating on this quote: "My dear children, let us not love in word, neither with the tongue, but in deed and in truth." I John 3:18 How do you love in deed and in truth? What are some loving deeds you can do today? What are some truths you can speak today? How can you use this quote to make the world around you a little more loving? Catherine of Genoa once said "I  do not wish love that can pass through the intellect, memory, or will;  because pure love passes all these things and transcends them." God is love and you should love Him and your neighbors as much as possible.  Also, you should love yourself. Pray to God that you might love more  efficiently and more effortlessly so that you can be more and more like our Heavenly Father. Now, let us ask Our Blessed Lord for strength, perseverance, and love as we confess our sins. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen + Please feel free to leave your thoughts and insights in the voicemail section below! Until next time, stay holy my friend...  
02:03
July 8, 2020
He Deemed You Worthy - Minute Mental Prayer
"Bow your knees, pray to the Lord, and glorify His name because He deemed you worthy." Shepherd of Hermas. Book 1. Vision 2. Chapter 1. Please consider subscribing to my newsletter First of all, let's ask Our Blessed Lord to enlighten us and guide us to greater truth, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the  Holy Spirit. Amen + Think about these reflections for a few moments while meditating on this quote. What does it mean to bow your knees? Why does bowing have significance? Do you feel worthy of God's grace? If not, why not? How often do you glorify God? Yes, I know,  there are a lot of questions here. Take some time and mull over them.  The answers to life's toughest questions are all in God. He is the answer. He is the solution. He is the only thing that can make us truly happy. So we should definitely take time to meditate on difficult questions such as these. God has deemed us worthy. That's why you're here, reading this blog post right now. This is why you are praying along with me. Is it Divine Providence or just chance? Your further sanctification is not–cannot–be pure chance. So relish the moment. Enjoy your prayer time. And thank God for all His graces. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen + Please feel free to leave your thoughts and insights in the voicemail section below! Until next time, stay holy my friend...
02:06
July 8, 2020
All Will Rise Again - Nighttime Mental Prayer
All men will rise from the dead, but only those who have been faithful to Christ will share in His glory. How can you spread the glory of Christ? Subscribe to my newsletter at https://sdcason.com/subscribe
08:02
July 8, 2020
All Will Rise Again - Morning Mental Prayer
All men will rise from the dead, but only those who have been faithful to Christ will share in His glory. How can you be more faithful to Christ? Subscribe to my newsletter at http://subscribe.sdcason.com
08:04
July 7, 2020
Bl Peter To Rot - Saint of the Day Mental Prayer July 7
Blessed Peter To Rot prayed every day, taught the catechism, was a leader during wartime, and was murdered for his faith. Subscribe to my newsletter at http://subscribe.sdcason.com
12:08
July 7, 2020
Christ Has Risen - Nighttime Mental Prayer
For if the dead do not rise, neither has Christ risen; and if Christ has not risen, vain is your faith, for you are still in your sins. I Corinthians 15:16-17 Reflect on the quote for a while Sit quietly and consider this: How often do you reflect on the resurrection of Christ? Subscribe to my newsletter at http://subscribe.sdcason.com Support me at http://donate.sdcason.com Check out my products at http://shop.sdcason.com
09:18
July 7, 2020
Christ Has Risen - Morning Mental Prayer
For if the dead do not rise, neither has Christ risen; and if Christ has not risen, vain is your faith, for you are still in your sins. I Corinthians 15:16-17 Reflect on the quote for a while Sit quietly and consider this: How often do you reflect on the resurrection? Subscribe to my newsletter at http://subscribe.sdcason.com Support me at http://donate.sdcason.com Check out my products at http://shop.sdcason.com
10:59
July 6, 2020
St Maria Goretti - Saint of the Day Mental Prayer July 6
St. Maria Goretti was a young girl who kept her purity and chastity, even in the face of certain death. She forgave the man who killed her without a second thought. Subscribe to my newsletter at http://subscribe.sdcason.com
12:10
July 6, 2020
Raf Collado Interview (Co-founder of Get My Boat)
Today I interview Raf Collado who is a tech entrepreneur and founder of multiple businesses including the popular boating rental service https://getmyboat.com. We talk about his life in the Bronx, New York Catholicism in the 60s, Sonya Sotomayor, racism, and much more!  If you're into mental prayer, subscribe to my newsletter at https://subscribe.sdcason.com God bless + Shalone
58:24
July 4, 2020
Until the End of Time - Nighttime Mental Prayer
Jesus Christ established the Church with its sacrifice and sacraments for the salvation of men until the end of time. Baltimore Catechism Reflect on the quote for a while Sit quietly and consider this: How often do you study Church history? Subscribe to Daily Mental Prayer by Email Support and Donate Shop my Catholic Art
11:24
July 4, 2020
Until the End of Time - Morning Mental Prayer
"Jesus Christ established the Church with its sacrifice and sacraments for the salvation of men until the end of time." Baltimore Catechism Reflect on the quote for a while Sit quietly and consider this: How often do you frequent the sacraments? Subscribe to Daily Mental Prayer by Email Support and Donate Shop my Catholic Art
15:23
July 3, 2020
St Philip Minh - Saint of the Day Mental Prayer July 3
The Catholic Church in Vietnam was devastated during the Tây Sơn rebellion in the late 18th century. After the new emperor, Nguyen, was victorious in 1802, he ensured protection to missionary activities. However, only a few years into the new emperor's reign, there was growing antipathy among officials against Catholicism. Tolerance continued until the death of the emperor and the new emperor Minh Mang succeeding to the throne in 1820. Converts began to be harassed without official edicts in the late 1820s, by local governments. In 1831 the emperor passed new laws on regulations for religious groupings in Viet Nam, and Catholicism was then officially prohibited. In 1832, the largely Catholic village near Hue was incarcerated and sent into exile in Cambodia. In January 1833 a new kingdom-wide edict was passed calling on Vietnamese subjects to reject the religion of Jesus and required suspected Catholics to demonstrate their renunciation by walking on a wooden cross. Actual violence against Catholics began after 1833. Officials would torture Catholics by cutting off limbs joint by joint, tearing flesh with red hot tongs, and using drugs to enslave the minds of the victims. Catholics revolted many times and even attempted to overthrow the Vietnamese government, with the help of the French colonists. Philip Minh was born during this turmoil in Vietnam. He joined the Society for Foreign Missions of Paris and was ordained a priest with the purpose of working for the Church in Vietnam. However, he was seized by anti-Catholic forces and beheaded in 1853. He was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1988. Subscribe to my newsletter at http://subscribe.sdcason.com Support me at http://donate.sdcason.com Check out my products at http://shop.sdcason.com
10:21
July 3, 2020
Sufficient Grace - Nighttime Mental Prayer
And he has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for thee.” I Corinthians 12:9 Reflect on the quote for a while Sit quietly and consider this: Do you rely on God’s grace or the grace of other people? Subscribe to Daily Mental Prayer by Email Support and Donate Shop my Catholic Art
08:39
July 3, 2020
God's Good Will - Morning Mental Prayer
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08:22
July 2, 2020
Bl Eugenia Joubert - Saint of the Day Mental Prayer July 2
Eugenia was born in a devout and relatively large family of French Christians. Her parents were Peter and Antonia Joubert Celle. She was the fourth of eight children. At the age of 12, she had her First Holy Communion in her hometown of Sisters Józefitek. From 1889-1892, she attended college in Le Puy run by the Sisters of Notre Dame. In 1895, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family of the Heart of Jesus, and two years obtained her religious vows. She taught catechism to children, first near Paris, then in Belgium, where she exercised her novitiate. Since 1902, Eugenia struggled with tuberculosis. She died two months after her return to Liege at the age of 28 years old. Subscribe to my newsletter at http://subscribe.sdcason.com Support me at http://donate.sdcason.com Check out my products at http://shop.sdcason.com
08:33
July 2, 2020
St Junipero Serra - Saint of the Day Mental Prayer July 1
Miguel Jose Serra was born on the island of Majorca on November 24, 1713, and took the name of Junipero when in 1730, he entered the Franciscan Order. Ordained in 1737, he taught philosophy and theology at the University of Padua until 1749. At the age of thirty-seven, he landed in Mexico City on January 1, 1750, and spent the rest of his life working for the conversion of the peoples of the New World. In 1768, Father Serra took over the missions of the Jesuits (who had been wrongly expelled by the government) in the Mexican province of Lower California and Upper California (modern day California). An indefatigable worker, Serra was in large part responsible for the foundation and spread of the Church on the West Coast of the United States when it was still mission territory. He founded twenty-one missions and converted thousands of Indians. The converts were taught sound methods of agriculture, cattle raising, and arts and crafts. Junipero was a dedicated religious and missionary. He was imbued with a penitential spirit and practiced austerity in sleep, eating, and other activities. On August 28, 1784, worn out by his apostolic labors, Father Serra was called to his eternal rest. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II on September 25, 1988. Subscribe to my newsletter at http://subscribe.sdcason.com Support me at http://donate.sdcason.com Check out my products at http://shop.sdcason.com
10:03
July 1, 2020
Guardian Angels - Nighttime Mental Prayer
Our guardian angels help us by praying for us, by protecting us from harm, and by inspiring us to do good. Baltimore Catechism Reflect on the quote for a while Sit quietly and consider this: How have you pushed your guardian angel away in the past? Subscribe to Daily Mental Prayer by Email Support and Donate Shop my Catholic Art
10:45
July 1, 2020
Guardian Angels - Morning Mental Prayer
Our guardian angels help us by praying for us, by protecting us from harm, and by inspiring us to do good. Baltimore Catechism Reflect on the quote for a while Sit quietly and consider this: How can you do good with the help of your guardian angel today? Subscribe to Daily Mental Prayer by Email Support and Donate Shop my Catholic Art
08:02
June 30, 2020
St Erentrude - Saint of the Day Mental Prayer June 30
St. Erentrude, at the invitation of the missionary bishop Saint Rupert, left the city of Worms, Germany to begin a convent in the newly founded settlement of Salzburg (now in Austria). The hilltop Benedictine convent that Rupert erected for Erentrude and her companions came to be known as Nonnberg.  As abbess, Erentrude schooled her religious community in holiness by her personal example and instructions. When Rupert was near death, Erentrude begged him to pray that she might die before him, as she was fearful to be without him as her spiritual father on earth. Rupert answered that the time of one's death must be left to the judgment of God.  Nevertheless, at her request, he agreed to pray in the next life for her to follow him soon. They spoke at length of the joys of heaven before tearfully saying farewell to each other. Shortly after Rupert's death, as Erentrude was praying intently for the repose of his soul, he appeared to her in a vision, saying, "Come, dear sister, come to the kingdom you have so long been striving to reach." She died only a few days later. Subscribe to my newsletter at http://subscribe.sdcason.com Support me at http://donate.sdcason.com Check out my products at http://shop.sdcason.com
08:44
June 30, 2020
God Made All Things - Nighttime Mental Prayer
He made all things from nothing by His almighty power. Baltimore Catechism Reflect on the quote for a while Sit quietly and consider this: Why is it important to remember that God made everything? Subscribe to Daily Mental Prayer by Email Support and Donate Shop my Catholic Art
08:02
June 30, 2020
God Made All Things - Morning Mental Prayer
God made all things from nothing by His almighty power. Baltimore Catechism Reflect on the quote for a while Sit quietly and consider this: How can God’s almighty power help you today? Subscribe to Daily Mental Prayer by Email Support and Donate Shop my Catholic Art
09:39
June 29, 2020
Sts Peter and Paul - Saint of the Day Mental Prayer June 29
Peter and Paul are often depicted together in iconography in a circle, embracing one another in a brotherly hug with expressions of affection. In contrast, images of Romulus and Remus, the mythological twins, are usually facing away from each other. According to legend, Romulus and Remus, after whom the city of Rome was named, were abandoned at birth and cast into the Tiber River. When they grew up, the twins embarked on a quest to found their own city. Romulus and Remus disagreed about which hill to build their city on. Eventually, Romulus just started digging a ditch around the Palatine Hill and building a wall. Remus mocked his brother’s work, and in a fit of anger Romulus killed him; Rome and her empire were founded on fratricide. Now contrast this with the re-founding of Rome through the spread of Christianity by Sts. Peter and Paul. If anyone had a cause for strife and division, it was these two. Paul was the chief persecutor of the early Christians led by Peter. These two, at first, had little in common. It took divine action to make these enemies into brothers. Peter and Paul were ultimately bound together in a bond stronger than blood: the love of Christ. Subscribe to Daily Mental Prayer by Email Support and Donate Shop my Catholic Art
09:55
June 29, 2020
God Cares for You - Nighttime Mental Prayer
Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 Reflect on the quote for a while Sit quietly and consider this: What caused your anxiety today that you should have given to God? Remember: Our Blessed Lord wants us to have His peace. His peace surpasses all understanding and should be our goal in life. One of my favorite quotes is from St. Padre Pio. He used to say “pray, hope, and don’t worry” It’s good advice. Subscribe to Daily Mental Prayer by Email Support and Donate Shop my Catholic Art
08:34
June 27, 2020
God Cares for You - Morning Mental Prayer
Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 Reflect on the quote for a while Sit quietly and consider this: How can you cast your anxiety on Christ today? Remember: Our Blessed Lord had many anxieties. He had to suffer and die for our sins, it was horrible. But it was also awesome because through His pain we were saved. Anxiety and can produce good fruit. Give it all to God and you won’t fail. Subscribe to Daily Mental Prayer by Email Support and Donate Shop my Catholic Art
08:07
June 26, 2020
St Anthelm - Saint of the Day Mental Prayer June 26
Anthelm was born in 1107 in a castle near Chambery, in Savoy, France. He was ordained a priest and visited the Carthusian Charterhouse at Portes, where he entered the Order at the age of thirty. Two years later, in 1139, he was appointed abbot of Le Grande Chartreuse, which had been damaged. Anthelm made the monastery a worthy motherhouse of the Carthusians, constructing a defensive wall and an aqueduct. As minister-general, Anthelm also united the various charterhouses of the Order. Rules were standardized, and women were given the opportunity to enter the Carthusians in their own charterhouses. After a few years as a hermit, starting in 1152, Anthelm returned to Le Grande Chartreuse and defended Pope Alexander III against the antipope Victor IV. In 1163, the pope appointed him as bishop of Belley, France. Anthelm reformed the clergy and regulated affairs, going as far as to excommunicate a local noble, Count Humbert of Maurienne, who had taken one priest captive and murdered another priest trying to free him. When Humbert appealed to Rome and won a reversal, Anthelm left Belley in protest. Pope Alexander then sent Anthelm to England to mediate the dispute between Henry II and St. Thomas Becket. Anthelm was unable to undertake that journey. He returned to Belley to care for the poor and for the local lepers. On his deathbed, Anthelm received a penitent Count Humbert. Anthelm died on June 26, 1178. His feast has been celebrated by the Carthusians since 1607. His relics were enshrined in Belley. In liturgical art, Anthelm is depicted with a lamp lit by a divine hand. Subscribe to Daily Mental Prayer by Email Support and Donate Shop my Catholic Art
11:18
June 26, 2020
God is Supreme - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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08:00
June 26, 2020
God is Supreme - Morning Mental Prayer
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09:13
June 25, 2020
William of Vercelli - Saint of the Day Mental Prayer June 25
He was born in 1085 into a noble family of Vercelli in northwest Italy and brought up by a relation after the death of his parents. He undertook a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. On his pilgrimage to Compostela, William asked a blacksmith to make an iron implement that would encircle his body and increase his suffering, and he wore it throughout the pilgrimage. After he returned to Italy, he intended to go to Jerusalem and for this purpose, he reached South Italy, but he was beaten up and robbed by thieves. William considered this misfortune a sign of God's will to stay in South Italy and spread the message of Christ. Because of this, he decided not to travel to Jerusalem anymore and to settle in South Italy, on the summit of Monte Vergine (then known as Monte Vergiliana) between Nola and Benevento, where he lived as a hermit. Here he attracted a number of followers and founded the Monastery of Montevergine. While at Montevergine, William of Vercelli is stated as having performed miracles. One day a wolf hunted and killed a donkey the saint used for towing and other tasks. The saint then turned to the wolf and ordered the beast to offer himself to do all the donkey's previous tasks. The wild beast reportedly became tame, and the people who met the saint were astonished to see such a docile wolf. Roger II of Sicily served as a patron to William, who founded many monasteries for men and women in Sicily. The inflow of the faithful was for the priests the opportunity to exercise their ministry, and the hermit life that William sought was compromised. Moreover, his confreres did not tolerate that lifestyle too austere and full of privations. Therefore, he left Montevergine in 1128 and settled on the plains in Goleta, in the territory of Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi, between Campania and Basilicata, where he began a new monastic experience, a double monastery built mostly by women. He founded several other monasteries of the same rule but mostly remained in Goleta except for some trips to Apulia. Eventually, he died in Goleta on June 25, 1142. Subscribe to Daily Mental Prayer by Email Support and Donate Shop my Catholic Art
10:34
June 25, 2020
Salvation for All Nations - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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08:19
June 25, 2020
Salvation for All Nations - Morning Mental Prayer
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08:49
June 24, 2020
St Mother Lupita - Saint of the Day Mental Prayer June 24
Maria was born on April 27, 1878 in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Her father, Fortino, ran a religious goods store situated in front of the Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan. She had a special devotion to the Lady and she made frequent prayers in the basilica. As a young woman, she made plans to marry, however she ended these plans as she felt called to religious life. She then pursued religious life and co-founded a new congregation on October 13, 1901, known as the Handmaids of St. Margret Mary Alacoque and the Poor. Maria spent most of her time serving as a nurse and as the Mother Superior General of the congregation. The Congregation grew rapidly and served ever more people. However, she was also devoted to poverty, saying that only by being poor can one be with the poor. She sometimes begged for money on the street to help meet the needs of the Congregation and the patients they served., The sisters of the Congregation also served in nearby parishes and teaching catechism. During the Mexican Revolution, a time of great persecution for the Catholic Church which lasted from 1911 to 1936, Mother Maria hid priests and even the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara in her hospital, saving them from their enemies. Maria led the Congregation as it grew to 11 foundations in Mexico. Since her death on June 24, 1963, the Congregation has grown to include 22 houses in five different countries, with the most in Mexico. Maria was declared venerable on Pope John Paul II on July 1, 2000, and beautified on April 25, 2004. She will be canonized by Pope Francis on May 12, 2013. Subscribe to Daily Mental Prayer by Email Support and Donate Shop my Catholic Art
13:35
June 24, 2020
God's Good Will - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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08:28
June 24, 2020
Sufficient Grace - Morning Mental Prayer
And he has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for thee.” I Corinthians 12:9 Reflect on the quote for a while Sit quietly and consider this: How often do you ask for God’s grace? Remember: It is important that we protect our churches and statues These are not just symbols. They are the visible trappings of our faith. One who attacks churches and crosses is actually directly attacking Faith Next comes laws forbidding the faith. It has happened in the past. Germany, Russia, Mexico, and France and right now China. All these countries started by defacing and closing churches, Then they banned worship altogether. God’s grace is sufficient He has given us the power and grace to protect the Faith Now’s the time to stand up for Christ. Remember the Maccabees.
15:20
June 23, 2020
St Audrey - Saint of the Day Mental Prayer June 23
Around 640, there was an English princess named Ethelreda, but she was known as Audrey. She married once, but was widowed after three years, and it was said that the marriage was never consummated. She had taken a perpetual vow of virginity, but married again, this time for reasons of state. Her young husband soon grew tired of living as brother and sister and began to make advances on her. She continually refused. He eventually attempted to bribe the local bishop, Saint Wilfrid of York, to release Audrey from her vows. Saint Wilfrid refused, and helped Audrey escape. She fled south, with her husband following. They reached a promontory known as Colbert's Head, where a heaven-sent seven-day high tide separated the two. Eventually, Audrey's husband left and married someone more willing, while Audrey took the veil, and founded the great abbey of Ely, where she lived an austere life. She eventually died of an enormous and unsightly tumor on her neck, which she gratefully accepted as Divine retribution for all the necklaces she had worn in her early years. Throughout the Middle Ages, a festival, "St. Audrey's Fair", was held at Ely on her feast day. Reflect on this saint’s life for a while Sit quietly and consider this: How can you live holier based on this saint’s life? Remember: We must love God first, and then our neighbor. That includes our spouses and children. Yes, God comes before them. However, God wants us to care for our spouse and children as well. We must balance our spiritual and physical duties until we reach heaven. Subscribe to Daily Mental Prayer by Email Support and Donate Shop my Catholic Art
11:36
June 23, 2020
St Thomas More - Saint of the Day Mental Prayer June 22
Thomas More was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist. He was also a chancellor to Henry VIII, and Lord High Chancellor of England from October 1529 to May 1532. He wrote Utopia, published in 1516, about the political system of an imaginary island state. More opposed the Protestant Reformation. More also opposed Henry VIII's separation from the Catholic Church, refusing to acknowledge Henry as supreme head of the Church of England and the annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. After refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy, he was convicted of treason and executed. On his execution, he was reported to have said: "I die the King's good servant, and God's first". Pope Pius XI canonized More in 1935 as a martyr. Pope John Paul II in 2000 declared him the patron saint of statesmen and politicians.
08:56
June 22, 2020
Venerable Matt Talbot - Saint of the Day Mental Prayer for June 19
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09:31
June 19, 2020
According to the Word - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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16:15
June 19, 2020
According to the Word - Morning Mental Prayer
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13:00
June 18, 2020
St. Gregory Barbarigo - Saint of the Day Mental Prayer June 18
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10:16
June 18, 2020
Your Duty to the Church - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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15:09
June 18, 2020
Your Duty to the Church - Morning Mental Prayer
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15:33
June 17, 2020
Saint Joseph Cafasso - Saint of the Day Mental Prayer June 17
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09:37
June 17, 2020
Light of the World (Matthew 5:14) Nighttime Mental Prayer
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19:01
June 17, 2020
Light of the World (Matthew 5:14) Morning Mental Prayer
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19:08
June 16, 2020
St. John Francis Regis - Saint of the Day June 16 Mental Prayer
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09:06
June 16, 2020
The Waves of Life - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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15:19
June 16, 2020
Blessed Peter Snow and Ralph Grimston - Saint of the Day Mental Prayer
Peter Snow was born in 1567 near Ripon and arrived at the English College, Reims in 1589.  He was ordained priest two years later in Soissons, France, and left for the English mission.  He worked for seven years before being arrested in May 1598, when on his way to York.  His companion on this journey was Ralph Grimston of Nidd, a married layman who had  previously suffered imprisonment for opening his house to Catholic priests.  He was arrested for trying to prevent Peter Snow from being taken. Both were shortly afterward tried.  Peter Snow was convicted of treason as a Catholic priest and was condemned to being hanged,  drawn, and quartered. Ralph Grimston was convicted of a felony, for having aided and assisted  Snow, and was condemned to death by hanging. Both suffered at York. They were beatified in  1987. Their skulls were for many years in the Catholic chapel at Hazlewood Castle and were  placed in the main altar at St Anne’s Cathedral, Leeds on 13 November 2006 when this new altar was consecrated. Reflect on this saint’s life for a while Sit quietly and consider this: How can you be a missionary and live holier based on these saints' lives? Subscribe to Daily Mental Prayer by Email Support and Donate Shop my Catholic Art
14:42
June 15, 2020
The Waves of Life - Morning Mental Prayer
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18:02
June 15, 2020
Everyone that Believes - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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17:31
June 13, 2020
Blessed Alphonsus Mazurek - Saint of the Day Mental Prayer
TODAY'S SAINT - June 12th Blessed Alphonsus Mazurek was born in 1891 at Baranowka, near Lubartow,  Poland. He entered the Order of Discalced Carmelites in 1908, taking the  religious name Alphonsus Mary of the Holy Spirit. He was ordained a  priest and appointed as a professor, while dedicating himself to the  education of youth. Afterwards he served in his Order as prior and  bursar. In 1944, after having been arrested by the troops that had  invaded his country, he was shot on 28th August at Nawojowa Gora, near  Krzeszowice. He was beatified by John Paul II on 13th June 1999,  together with many other Polish martyrs. Reflect on this saint’s life for a while Sit quietly and consider this: How can you live holier based on this saint’s life? Based on this reflection, we should resolve to avoid all sin. However, we should especially resolve to avoid one particular deadly sin: (Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Greed, Wrath, Pride, Sloth) Remember, Sloth/Laziness is problematic when serving God. Sometimes serving God is difficult and sometimes it will literally kill you. When you are struggling, remember Blessed Alphonsus’ struggles. Subscribe to Daily Mental Prayer by Email Support and Donate Shop my Catholic Art
10:42
June 12, 2020
Everyone that Believes - Morning Mental Prayer
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16:16
June 12, 2020
The Lord is Patient - Morning Mental Prayer
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12:38
June 2, 2020
Faith, Love, and Grace - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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10:34
May 29, 2020
Faith, Love, and Grace - Morning Mental Prayer
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10:51
May 28, 2020
Great Tribulation - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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10:37
May 28, 2020
Great Tribulation - Morning Mental Prayer
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12:29
May 27, 2020
Purified Soul - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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12:21
May 27, 2020
Purified Soul - Morning Mental Prayer
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11:36
May 26, 2020
Memorial Day - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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15:13
May 26, 2020
Memorial Day - Morning Mental Prayer
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15:34
May 25, 2020
Righteous Speech - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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10:16
May 23, 2020
Righteous Speech - Morning Mental Prayer
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10:08
May 22, 2020
Patience until the End - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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14:45
May 22, 2020
Patience until the End - Morning Mental Prayer
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12:43
May 21, 2020
Certainly Saved - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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13:55
May 21, 2020
Certainly Saved - Morning Mental Prayer
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12:25
May 20, 2020
Fear Not Sinful Men- Nighttime Mental Prayer
A reflection on gossip for the evening.
12:27
May 20, 2020
Fear Not Sinful Men- Morning Mental Prayer
A reflection on gossip
17:36
May 19, 2020
We Have Believed - Nighttime Mental Prayer
A reflection on belief in Christ
15:02
May 19, 2020
We Have Believed - Morning Mental Prayer
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14:49
May 18, 2020
Be Zealous for Reading - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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15:36
May 16, 2020
Be Zealous for Reading - Morning Mental Prayer
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18:42
May 15, 2020
Ask for Mercy Nightime Mental Prayer
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13:21
May 15, 2020
Ask for Mercy - Morning Mental Prayer
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15:36
May 14, 2020
Let Him Defend You - Nighttime Mental Prayer
An evening reflection on Jesus as the Good Shepherd with a quote from St. Ambrose. 
10:23
May 14, 2020
Let Him Defend You - Morning Mental Prayer
A reflection on Jesus the Good Shepherd
10:23
May 13, 2020
Slander is Evil - Nighttime Mental Prayer
A reflection on gossip. 
10:48
May 13, 2020
Slander is Evil - Morning Mental Prayer
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12:48
May 12, 2020
Do Not Forsake Me - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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11:36
May 12, 2020
Do Not Forsake Me - Morning Mental Prayer
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10:20
May 11, 2020
Success in War - Morning Mental Prayer
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12:21
May 10, 2020
Success in War - Nighttime Mental Prayer
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13:31
May 10, 2020
Happy Wife, Happy Life - Daily Catholic Meditation
PRAYER BEFORE MEDITATION My God, I firmly believe that Thou art everywhere present and seest all things...cleanse my heart from all vain, wicked, and distracting thoughts. Enlighten my understanding, and inflame my will, that I may pray with reverence, attention, and devotion. QUOTE I should be a happy man if I could but get a wife as handsome and good as she is. The Shepherd of Hermas. REFLECTION Reflect on the quote for a while. Read it over a few times. Sit quietly and consider this: If you are not married, how often do you remember that we, as Christians, should be espoused to Jesus and the Church? If you are married, how could you become a holier and more virtuous spouse? THANKSGIVING PRAYER Almighty and eternal God, I adore Thee, and I thank Thee for all the benefits which Thou, in Thy infinite goodness and mercy, hast conferred upon me. RESOLUTION Based on this reflection, I resolve to avoid: Lust RESOLUTION PRAYER My God, I offer Thee these resolutions; unless Thou deignest to bless them, I can not be faithful to them. Subscribe to Daily Meditations for Catholics by Email
11:25
April 30, 2020
How beautiful - minute meditation
How can you make your soul more beautiful? That is today's reflection
01:06
April 29, 2020
My Food and Drink - Catholic Mental Prayer and Meditation
Video - Slideshow PRAYER BEFORE MEDITATION My God, I firmly believe that Thou art everywhere present and seest all things...cleanse my heart from all vain, wicked, and distracting thoughts. Enlighten my understanding, and inflame my will, that I may pray with reverence, attention, and devotion. QUOTE Prayer shall be my food and drink. The Protoevangelium of James. REFLECTION Reflect on the quote for a while. Read it over a few times. Sit quietly and consider this: What does it mean to eat and drink prayer? Do you treat prayer as important as food and water? THANKSGIVING PRAYER Almighty and eternal God, I adore Thee, and I thank Thee for all the benefits which Thou, in Thy infinite goodness and mercy, hast conferred upon me. RESOLUTION Based on this reflection, I resolve to avoid: Pride RESOLUTION PRAYER My God, I offer Thee these resolutions; unless Thou deignest to bless them, I can not be faithful to them. Subscribe to Daily Meditations for Catholics by Email
12:39
April 28, 2020
Think Righteously - Daily Catholic Mental Prayer
Video Version or Slideshow Version PRAYER BEFORE MEDITATION My God, I firmly believe that Thou art everywhere present and seest all things...cleanse my heart from all vain, wicked, and distracting thoughts. Enlighten my understanding, and inflame my will, that I may pray with reverence, attention, and devotion. QUOTE By thinking righteously his character is established in the heavens, and he has the Lord merciful to him in every business. Shepherd of Hermas REFLECTION Reflect on the quote for a while. Read it over a few times. Sit quietly and consider this: What does it mean to think righteously? How and why should you think more righteously? THANKSGIVING PRAYER Almighty and eternal God, I adore Thee, and I thank Thee for all the benefits which Thou, in Thy infinite goodness and mercy, hast conferred upon me. RESOLUTION Based on this reflection, I resolve to avoid: Wrath RESOLUTION PRAYER My God, I offer Thee these resolutions; unless Thou deignest to bless them, I can not be faithful to them. Subscribe to Daily Meditations for Catholics by Email
10:06
April 28, 2020
Neither Do I Judge You - Daily Catholic Mental Prayer
QUOTE If the Lord God has not made manifest your sins, neither do I judge you. The Protoevangelium of James PRAYER BEFORE MEDITATION My God, I firmly believe that Thou art everywhere present and seest all things...cleanse my heart from all vain, wicked, and distracting thoughts. Enlighten my understanding, and inflame my will, that I may pray with reverence, attention, and devotion. REFLECTION Reflect on the quote for a while. Read it over a few times. Sit quietly and consider this: Who have you been judging recently and why? Have you been judging yourself too much or not enough? THANKSGIVING PRAYER Almighty and eternal God, I adore Thee, and I thank Thee for all the benefits which Thou, in Thy infinite goodness and mercy, hast conferred upon me. RESOLUTION Based on this reflection, I resolve to avoid: Envy RESOLUTION PRAYER My God, I offer Thee these resolutions; unless Thou deignest to bless them, I can not be faithful to them. Subscribe to Daily Meditations for Catholics by Email
10:30
April 27, 2020
Grace Shall be with Them - Daily Catholic Mental Prayer, Meditation, and Devotion
QUOTE Grace shall be with them that fear our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom be glory to ages of ages. The Protoevangelium of James PRAYER BEFORE MEDITATION My God, I firmly believe that Thou art everywhere present and seest all things...cleanse my heart from all vain, wicked, and distracting thoughts. Enlighten my understanding, and inflame my will, that I may pray with reverence, attention, and devotion. REFLECTION Reflect on the quote for a while. Read it over a few times. Sit quietly and consider this: What does it mean to fear our Lord Jesus Christ? Why do you think those that fear the Lord will have more grace? THANKSGIVING PRAYER Almighty and eternal God, I adore Thee, and I thank Thee for all the benefits which Thou, in Thy infinite goodness and mercy, hast conferred upon me. RESOLUTION Based on this reflection, I resolve to avoid: Pride RESOLUTION PRAYER My God, I offer Thee these resolutions; unless Thou deignest to bless them, I can not be faithful to them. Subscribe to Daily Meditations for Catholics by Email
11:54
April 27, 2020
Live Sweetly for Today - Daily Catholic Mental Prayer, Meditation, and Devotion.
QUOTE Any one can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, until the sun goes down. Rev. Francis X. Lasance. PRAYER BEFORE MEDITATION My God, I firmly believe that Thou art everywhere present and seest all things...cleanse my heart from all vain, wicked, and distracting thoughts. Enlighten my understanding, and inflame my will, that I may pray with reverence, attention, and devotion. REFLECTION Reflect on the quote for a while. Read it over a few times. Sit quietly and consider this: What does it mean to live sweetly and patiently? How would your life look different if you were more patient and loving? THANKSGIVING PRAYER Almighty and eternal God, I adore Thee, and I thank Thee for all the benefits which Thou, in Thy infinite goodness and mercy, hast conferred upon me. RESOLUTION Based on this reflection, I resolve to avoid: Sloth RESOLUTION PRAYER My God, I offer Thee these resolutions; unless Thou deignest to bless them, I can not be faithful to them. Subscribe to Daily Meditations for Catholics by Email
10:50
April 25, 2020
Give Me Boldness - Daily Catholic Mental Prayer, Meditation, and Devotional
QUOTE Remember, O Lord, and shew thyself to us in the time of our tribulation, and give me boldness, O Lord. Esther 14:12. PRAYER BEFORE MEDITATION My God, I firmly believe that Thou art everywhere present and seest all things...cleanse my heart from all vain, wicked, and distracting thoughts. Enlighten my understanding, and inflame my will, that I may pray with reverence, attention, and devotion. REFLECTION Reflect on the quote for a while. Read it over a few times. Sit quietly and consider this: What is causing you anxiety and trouble right now and how can God show Himself to you? How has God shown Himself to you during difficult times in the past? If God made you bolder, what would that look like? THANKSGIVING PRAYER Almighty and eternal God, I adore Thee, and I thank Thee for all the benefits which Thou, in Thy infinite goodness and mercy, hast conferred upon me. RESOLUTION Based on this reflection, I resolve to avoid: Sloth RESOLUTION PRAYER My God, I offer Thee these resolutions; unless Thou deignest to bless them, I can not be faithful to them. Subscribe to Daily Meditations for Catholics by Email
12:31
April 23, 2020
O My Love - Daily Catholic Mental Prayer, Meditation, and Devotion.
QUOTE Thou art all fair, O my love, and there is not a spot in thee. Song of Solomon 4:7 PRAYER BEFORE MEDITATION My God, I firmly believe that Thou art everywhere present and seest all things...cleanse my heart from all vain, wicked, and distracting thoughts. Enlighten my understanding, and inflame my will, that I may pray with reverence, attention, and devotion. REFLECTION Reflect on the quote for a while. Read it over a few times. Sit quietly and consider this: Do you love Jesus more than anyone else? Jesus is worthy to be loved because He is perfect, how can you become more perfect like He asked? What does this quote mean to you and what else can you learn from it? THANKSGIVING PRAYER Almighty and eternal God, I adore Thee, and I thank Thee for all the benefits which Thou, in Thy infinite goodness and mercy, hast conferred upon me. RESOLUTION Based on this reflection, I resolve to avoid: Envy RESOLUTION PRAYER My God, I offer Thee these resolutions; unless Thou deignest to bless them, I can not be faithful to them. Subscribe to Daily Meditations for Catholics by Email
09:59
April 22, 2020
Humble and Meek - Daily Catholic Mental Prayer, Meditation, and Devotion.
QUOTE O Lord, the prayer of the humble and the meek hath always pleased thee. Judith 9:16 PRAYER BEFORE MEDITATION My God, I firmly believe that Thou art everywhere present and seest all things...cleanse my heart from all vain, wicked, and distracting thoughts. Enlighten my understanding, and inflame my will, that I may pray with reverence, attention, and devotion. REFLECTION Reflect on the quote for a while. Read it over a few times. Sit quietly and consider this: What does a humble prayer sound like? How could your prayer be more pleasing to God? What does this quote mean to you and what can you learn from it? THANKSGIVING PRAYER Almighty and eternal God, I adore Thee, and I thank Thee for all the benefits which Thou, in Thy infinite goodness and mercy, hast conferred upon me. RESOLUTION Based on this reflection, I resolve to avoid: Pride RESOLUTION PRAYER My God, I offer Thee these resolutions; unless Thou deignest to bless them, I can not be faithful to them. Subscribe to Daily Meditations for Catholics by Email
12:11
April 21, 2020
Deliver Us from Evil - Daily Catholic Mental Prayer, Meditation, and Devotion
QUOTE The Lord saved his people: and he delivered us from all evils, and hath wrought great signs and wonders among the nations Esther 10:9 PRAYER BEFORE MEDITATION My God, I firmly believe that Thou art everywhere present and seest all things...cleanse my heart from all vain, wicked, and distracting thoughts. Enlighten my understanding, and inflame my will, that I may pray with reverence, attention, and devotion. REFLECTION Reflect on the quote for a while. Read it over a few times. Sit quietly and consider this: What evil has the Lord delivered you from recently? What evil has the Lord delivered you from the in past? What great signs and wonders have you witnessed? THANKSGIVING PRAYER Almighty and eternal God, I adore Thee, and I thank Thee for all the benefits which Thou, in Thy infinite goodness and mercy, hast conferred upon me. RESOLUTION Based on this reflection, I resolve to avoid: Wrath RESOLUTION PRAYER My God, I offer Thee these resolutions; unless Thou deignest to bless them, I can not be faithful to them. Subscribe to Daily Meditations for Catholics by Email
13:31
April 20, 2020
Nothing More Suitable - Catholic Mental Prayer and Meditation
QUOTE There was no other more suitable way of healing our misery than by the Passion of Christ. St. Augustine PRAYER BEFORE MEDITATION My God, I firmly believe that Thou art everywhere present and seest all things...cleanse my heart from all vain, wicked, and distracting thoughts. Enlighten my understanding, and inflame my will, that I may pray with reverence, attention, and devotion. REFLECTION Reflect on the quote for a while. Read it over a few times. Sit quietly and consider this: What makes you miserable? How can the Passion of Christ relieve your misery? THANKSGIVING PRAYER Almighty and eternal God, I adore Thee, and I thank Thee for all the benefits which Thou, in Thy infinite goodness and mercy, hast conferred upon me. RESOLUTION Based on this reflection, I resolve to avoid: Envy RESOLUTION PRAYER My God, I offer Thee these resolutions; unless Thou deignest to bless them, I can not be faithful to them. Subscribe to Daily Meditations for Catholics by Email
12:06
April 18, 2020
The Lord is Great
All meditations and quotes from sdcason.com QUOTE O Adonai, Lord, great art thou, and glorious in thy power, and no one can overcome thee. Judith 16:16. Douay-Rheims Bible. PRAYER BEFORE MEDITATION My God, I firmly believe that Thou art everywhere present and seest all things...cleanse my heart from all vain, wicked, and distracting thoughts. Enlighten my understanding, and inflame my will, that I may pray with reverence, attention, and devotion. REFLECTION Reflect on the quote for a while. Read it over a few times. Sit quietly and consider this: What obstacle is impeding you from greater holiness? Is it a specific person, place, or thing? Did you know and do you believe that God has all the power? Have you asked God to help you overcome your obstacles? THANKSGIVING PRAYER Almighty and eternal God, I adore Thee, and I thank Thee for all the benefits which Thou, in Thy infinite goodness and mercy, hast conferred upon me. RESOLUTION Based on this reflection, I resolve to avoid: Pride RESOLUTION PRAYER My God, I offer Thee these resolutions; unless Thou deignest to bless them, I can not be faithful to them.
11:28
April 18, 2020
40 days with Thomas Aquinas day 2
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01:35
February 28, 2020
40 Days Devotional with Thomas Aquinas #1
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01:55
February 27, 2020
Dominus Est by Athanasius Schneider - Book Review and Summary
Go to sdcason.com/subscribe to see all my social media channels. Transcript: Today I'm reviewing a book by one of my favorite people and author's. Someone, who I suspect in a hundred years or so, will be declared a saint. I'm talking about none other than Bishop Athanasius Schneider. auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan. The book is title Dominus Est It Is the Lord! Reflections of a Bishop of Central Asia on Holy Communion. It was released in 2012, but it is still very relevant today. I absolutely love this book and I recommend it because it tells a story many people don't know. A story about love for Jesus and the Eucharist so strong that people risked and even gave their lives to preserve. A story about communism and how it is not only a bad social and political idea, but how it is murderous and anti-religious. A story that too many of us have forgotten. Who should read this book? Every Catholic should read this book, but especially those young people who are preparing for confirmation. Parents should read this book to their children who are preparing for first communion as well. But this book is especially good for Catholics who have a nonchalant attitude about the Eucharist. A great book, and you should definitely read it if you get a chance. This has been Shalone Cason and don't forget to share this and check out my other social media channels in the description below. God bless, stay holy, and now I will sign off with a quote from the book. God willing, the pastors of the Church will be able to renew the house of God which is the Church, placing the Eucharistic Jesus in the center, giving Him the first place, making it so that He receive gestures of honor and adoration also at the moment of Holy Communion. The Church must be reformed, starting from the Eucharist! Ecclesia ab Eucharistia emendanda est! The Church must be reformed by the Eucharist.
03:10
February 27, 2020
Marriage Interview - Divine Mercy Retreat
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30:38
December 3, 2019
Beat Making Session - The Making of "Pulse 82" ft. Cheko the Genius
Just making a beat. Drums by my man Checko the Genius. Check him out at chekothegenius.com. This beat is going to be on my new electronic EP titled Semper Amare Alios, which will be available on all streaming platforms in November. Check out all my other stuff at sdcason.com.
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September 29, 2019
Top 5 Home Buying Tips with Giovanna Rodriguez
My friend Giovanna talks about the top 5 home buying tips for first time home buyers as well as a few other things. Over live piano of course. This was my first time doing a phone interview, so the audio is sub-par. However, I figured out a trick for better audio next time. Stay tuned for that! In the meantime, check out all the links at sdcason.com. Peace out. 
39:52
September 21, 2019
Chillhop Beat Making Session
I'm planning on releasing a chillhop album in December. Soooo, periodically I'll be doing live-beat-making on the podcast. Enjoy getting the behind the scenes look at album creation! Check out all my links at sdcason.com Also, check back every day. New podcasts (almost) every day.
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September 19, 2019
Interview with Donnell of Ambi Athletics and Anthony of Gamble Apparel
Find links to all social channels and subscribe at https://sdcason.com/subscribe Onward and Upward Stage-play kicks off Oct. 12th at 2PM and 6PM, with a third showing Oct. 13th at 4PM. Find Donnell at:  instagram.com/thats_donnell instagram.com/ambi_athletics ambiathletics.com  Find Anthony at: instagram.com/ezthr3 instagram.com/gambleapparel_ instagram.com/highqualitycompany highqualitycompanyy.myshopify.com
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September 12, 2019
9-11 Memorial Episode with Ashley Cason
I go over the timeline of 9-11 as well as the feelings and thoughts someone who lived through it experienced. Of course, with my original jams playing in the background! Enjoy and don't forget to subscribe everywhere at https://sdcason.com/subscribe God love you 🙏🏽
25:37
September 11, 2019
Ep. 002 - Jay Pharoah Biography
Today is Small Town Thursday and we're talking about someone from my small town, Jay Pharoah. He's a comedian and impressionist who became famous on YouTube and did a 6 year stint on SNL. Learn something new from his life why don't cha? 🙌🏾 Don't forget—if you enjoy these biographies—please support me with...coffee ☕ http://bit.ly/2zCw5Jg
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July 10, 2019
Ep. 013 - Corine Clark Tyler - Autobiography
Corine was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1927. Her mother and father were farmers from Jackson, North Carolina. She had two brothers, but one has passed away. She left school in the 9th grade to work as a farm laborer. Eventually, she retired as a public school janitor with ten kids. Learn more with this autobiography! Get the Cash App and $5 shalonely.com/cash Get $40 on your next trip with Airbnb shalonely.com/travel Support the podcast: shalonely.com/support More biographies at shalonely.com
37:40
August 22, 2018
Ep. 012 - Sharon Cason Autobiography
Sharon Cason is a Doctor of Biblical Studies, a mother of eight children, and she runs a Bible college. She is also my wonderful mother. Learn more about her with this podcast! Get $5 when you send $5 with the Cash App 💲 http://shalonely.com/cash Get $40 on your next trip of $75 or more 🏩 http://shalonely.com/travel Support the podcast 💸 http://shalonely.com/support Podcast theme by Vexento http://bit.ly/2AsE8Jf More biographies at http://shalonely.com
31:23
August 14, 2018
Ep. 011 - SFC Paul Ray Smith Biography
Paul Ray Smith (24 September 1969 – 4 April 2003) was a United States Army Sergeant First Class who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom. While serving in Baghdad, Iraq, his team was attacked by a group of Iraqi fighters and after a short firefight, he was killed. For his actions during this battle, he was recommended and approved for the Medal of Honor. Get the Cash App and $5 http://bit.ly/2np6hrn Get $40 on your next AirBnB Trip http://bit.ly/2vMnr5V Support the show here http://bit.ly/2zCw5Jg My podcast theme was made by this guy http://bit.ly/2AsE8Jf Thanks for listening and keep learning from life!
12:32
August 7, 2018
Ep. 010 - Eric Staggers Autobiography
Eric Staggers grew up in South Bend, Indiana. He is a Leo. His life revolves around his fiance--Jessica Baez--his siblings, and his mother. He is going to Arizona State University to become an architect. Check out his whole autobiography with this podcast. Check out his fiance's autobiography http://bit.ly/2mY1f4F Support me here bit.ly/2zCw5Jg My theme music comes from Vexento here http://bit.ly/2AsE8Jf
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July 31, 2018
Ep. 009 - Jessica Baez Autobiography
Jessica Baez was born in the Bronx​ but moved to Virginia Beach. She's the first person in her family to get a college degree and even though she has a divorce in the past, she is moving forward with a new relationship and has hopes for a political career. Learn more with this #familyfriday podcast. Support more #biographies … with coffee! http://bit.ly/2zCw5Jg Music by Vexento https://www.youtube.com/user/Vexento
22:34
July 27, 2018
Ep. 008 - Pusha T Biography
Terrence LeVarr Thornton, better known by his stage name Pusha-T, was born May 13, 1977. He is an American rapper and record executive. He initially gained major recognition as half of the hip-hop duo Clipse, alongside his brother Gene "No Malice" Thornton, with whom he founded Re-Up Records. In September 2010, Pusha T announced his signing to Kanye West's GOOD Music imprint, under the aegis of Def Jam Recordings. In March 2011, he released his first solo project, a mixtape titled Fear of God. He released his debut solo album, My Name Is My Name, in October 2013. In November 2015, Kanye West appointed him to take over his role as president of GOOD Music. Learn some more about Pusha T with this biography podcast. Also, support me on ko-fi ☕️ http://bit.ly/2zCw5Jg Theme Song: Lucid by Vexento https://www.youtube.com/user/Vexento
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July 26, 2018
Ep. 007 - Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Biography
Mary Edwards Walker (November 26, 1832 – February 21, 1919), commonly referred to as Dr. Mary Walker, was an American abolitionist, prohibitionist, prisoner of war and Civil War surgeon. She was the first and only woman to ever receive the Medal of Honor. Support me on Ko-Fi ☕️ https://ko-fi.com/Y8Y4FRLE MUSIC 👇🏾 Artist: Vexento Song: Lucid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f18i2_B7av4
12:00
July 24, 2018
Ep. 006 - Taika Waititi Biography
Taika David Waititi was born 16 August 1975. He is a New Zealand film director, screenwriter, actor, and comedian. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his 2004 short film Two Cars, One Night. His feature films Boy (2010) and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) have each been the top-grossing New Zealand film, with the latter still holding that title as of 2018. Learn something new about Taika today. And don't forget to support me with delicious coffee http://bit.ly/2zCw5Jg
08:20
July 23, 2018
Ep. 005 - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne
Aidan of Lindisfarne was an Irish monk and missionary credited with restoring Christianity to Northumbria. Learn something new about him with a quick listen. **I happened to be mispronouncing Iona the entire podcast, but I don't have time to re-record it, so please forgive my slip up. Thanks** If you like what I'm doing, support me with coffee please! http://bit.ly/2zCw5Jg
06:17
July 22, 2018
Ep. 004 - MKBHD Biography
Today is Social Media Saturday and we do a biography on the tech YouTube star MKBHD. Support my efforts with coffee if you don't mind. Thanks. http://bit.ly/2zCw5Jg
06:02
July 21, 2018
Ep. 003 - Shalone Cason Autobiography
In today's segment, Family Fridays, I interview someone in my family. What better way to start the segment than with my autobiography? Check it out and don't forget to support me with coffee (https://ko-fi.com/shalonecason1)
10:32
July 20, 2018
Ep. 001 - Vladimir Putin Biography
The very first episode of the Shalone Cason Show! And today we're talking about Vladimir Putin. Support these biographies...with coffee http://bit.ly/2zCw5Jg
12:40
July 18, 2018