Golden Mouth

“There is nothing more worthwhile than to pray to God and to converse with him, for prayer unites us with God as his companions. As our bodily eyes are illuminated by seeing the light, so in contemplating God our soul is illuminated by him. … the prayer I have in mind is no matter of routine, it is deliberate and earnest. It is not tied down to a fixed timetable; rather it is a state which endures by night and day.”  ~ John Chrysostom


Edith Stein


“Things were in God’s plan which I had not planned at all. I am coming to the living faith and conviction that – from God’s point of view – there is no chance and that the whole of my life, down to every detail, has been mapped out in God’s divine providence and makes complete and perfect sense in God’s all-seeing eyes.” [1]

St. Teresa Benedicta (1891-1942), began life as Edith Stein, the child of Jewish parents. By the time she was a teenager, though, she identified as an atheist. She earned a doctorate in philosophy, summa cum laude, and her thesis “The Problem with Empathy” earned her great renown. Later, while trying to gain a professorship, a near-impossible feat for women of the day, St. Teresa Benedicta had a conversion experience. St. Teresa of Avila’s autobiography inspired her, and in 1922 she was baptized. She continued academic life and translated works of Aquinas and Newman. In 1934, she professed in the Carmelite Order. Sadly, her path took an abrupt turn. As World War II engulfed Europe, St. Teresa’s Jewish heritage caused her to be arrested and placed in Auschwitz, where she was killed. She is remembered as a `daughter of Israel,’ who was faithful to both her Jewish heritage and her Christian beliefs. [2]

Written by Sarah Ciotti Reviewed by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, STD [1] Teresa Benedict of the Cross, Edith Stein, Vatican News Services, October 11, 1998. [2] Ibid.


Fernando Suarez August 2013

Eucharistic Celebration & Healing Service with Fr. Fernando Suarez

Monday, August 26th @ 6:30 PM
The Church of St. Valentine
125 North Spring Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Jimmy & Genia Virtucio:
(973) 987-7000 or (973) 572-8000,
Willi & Cory Landicho, (973) 489-8751
Dick & Cita Tibay, (973) 477-7539
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 @ 5pm
Our Lady of Hope Parish
701 Little Gloucester Road
Blackwood, NJ 08012, (856) 228-4331

(856) 278-9990 : Noel & Marlene Averion
(856) 649-3408 : Edsel & Rhea Itaas
(856) 308-3215 : Girlie Cosico
(856) 383-7196 : Marvin & Vivian Alverio


Vim On Android

Editing a very large text file on an Android phone is not something that you need to do very often.  But when you need it,  you probably need it badly.  A 12MB text file will choke most other editor applications.  Vim does not blink.  Nice!!! But you probably need to go to to get it. I do not think google play carries it. All you emacs fans out there? I can’t help you.