10-13-21 St. Hilary of Poitiers, Bishop, Doctor of the Church (310-367)

Submitted by: Msgr. Al Kirk, Spiritual/Theological Advisor –

St. Hilary of Poitiers, Bishop, Doctor of the Church (310-367)

[from a Discourse on the Psalms (Ps. 64) – CSEL 22, 245-6]

We who have been reborn through the sacrament of baptism experience intense joy when we feel within us the first stirrings of the Holy Spirit. We begin to have an insight into the mysteries of faith, we are able to prophesy and to speak with wisdom. We become steadfast in hope and receive the gift of healing. Demons are made subject to our authority. These gifts enter us like a gentle rain, and once having done so, little by little they bring forth fruit in abundance.









8-24-21 Very First Eucharistic Congress for the Diocese of Memphis

Aug. 9, 2021

Good Morning Deacon Rose,

Please pass this information to your Charismatic group.


We would like invite you to join our Memphis Catholic Community on the occasion of our very first Eucharistic Congress for the Diocese of Memphis. This very special event will take place on Friday evening, October 8, 2021 and Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the beautifully renovated Renasant Convention Center. This Eucharistic Congress comes as we bring to a close the celebration of the 50th anniversary of being named a Diocese here in Memphis. It will be a momentous gathering of thousands of Memphians…clergy, religious, Catholic laity and youth, and many other members of the community from across our Diocese as well as other Dioceses. Together, we will bear witness to the Real Presence of our Lord in the Eucharist and pray for unity for our city and our nation.

It takes lot of manpower to keep this event run smoothly.

Please consider also volunteering time at the Eucharistic Congress, as there are many opportunities to serve. Click on the link and sign up!


Thank you

Alma Abuelouf, BSN, RN

Director, Department of Pastoral Life Ministries

Catholic Diocese of Memphis

5825 Shelby Oaks Drive

Memphis, TN  38134

Tel. 901.373.1224

Fax. 901.373.1269

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8-16-21 Carlene’s St. Louis Prayer Group Listening Session – Dated August 8, & August 15, 2021


Listening Session 8/15/2021

*   Yes, my children, I am speaking to you as My divine light shines upon you.     Walk in it.

*   I am with you and hearing your concerns and your praises.     Know that I keep my eyes on my own.     I am protecting you all and your families.     Stay close to me.

Prayer of Praise:      It is my joy to honor you in all that I do to honor you.

*   I am your Loving Father, be still and come to Me.

*   The battle is pursuing you.      I am the Almighty God.       I protect.       I provide.      Come to Me as a little child.         I am the Good Shepard.

Statement of Praise:      The battle belongs to the Lord.

*   Stand up My children.      Stand up and be heard in gentleness.      Much will be accomplished when you are gentle, for that is when the power you have is under control.

*   There is much to do, do not focus on the distractions.        Seek My will and follow Me.

I will show each of you my will as you seek my presence.


Listening Session 8-8-21

*   Make our hearts your dwelling place. Let the gift of your Spirit fall on all and cleanse all.


*   My fire is falling upon those in this room and across the world. Your praises help bring this down. Your praise and worship ripples across this world. Know that I am with you and empowering each of you and all of my children.


*   Oh My children, how I love you.    You are Mine.     Feel Me as I hold you.


*   I am with you all and helping and healing you.      My children, every one of your praises are heard.


*   Give Me your fears and concerns. Bring them to me for I am with you, protecting you, and covering you with the wings of My love.


*   Be still and make time for me.      Share with me your joys and concerns.      I want an intimate relationship with each of my children.


*   Hold still and hear my voice.       I will direct you.


*   I am the bread of life, the living bread of eternal life.


*   I give each of you a fresh anointing to walk in My power with Kingdom Authority.


*   There is much to do and I am conforming all of you to Myself.      I have plans for each of you.      Seek my will.


*   You please Me my children.     I am doing a work in each of you.




8/1/2021 St. Louis Prayer Group Listening Session

St. Louis Prayer Group Listening Session 8/1/2021

*   I am here with you all.     Be still.

*   You are my children, I love you.    I am with you now, feel My presence

A Testimony Shared:      I feel love and peace.

*   I inhabit the praise of My people.     Come to the Throne Room.    All are welcome.

*   It is My desire to be with you and protect you from all that is going on in the world today.

*   Battle Against Evil.    (Ephesians  6:   10-18)   10Finally, draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty power.  11Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil.  12 For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.  13Therefore, put on the armor of God, that you may be able to resist on the evil day and, having done everything, to hold your ground.  14So stand fast with your loins girded in truth, clothed with righteousness as a breast plate,  15and your feet shod in readiness for the gospel of peace.  16In all circumstances, hold faith as a shield, to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  17And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God.  18With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit. To that end, be watchful with all perseverance and supplication for all the holy ones.

*   When you are in the midst of chaos, it is then you need to seek My face. When you seek My face, then My glory shines upon you.

*   I am with you and guiding you all. I guide all who seek my face and my will.

*   All of you will see wonders soon.    My hand moves.

We need to lift Bill Hart up in prayer. He’s been admitted to Baptist Collierville with chest pain and difficulty breathing.  He’s been struggling with lung cancer.
Thanks for praying for him.


ARTICLE SUBMITTED BY Carlene Inzer 6-25-21: Prayer Group Listening Session 6/20/2021

*   My children, your praise is sweet to me. I love each of you dearly. Listen and be still often. I have much to share with you.

*   I am the Great I AM. I look deep into the heart and spirit of each of you. I am pleased.

*   I come down as my Father’s blessing on each of you.

*   I am with you all and blessing you. Your praise and worship rise to my throne and I accept it. Remember me and spend time with me daily. I treasure these times and want to give you much. Ask me and I will give you what you need. I love you.

*   I have such great love for all of you.

*   There is nothing that God our Lord will not do in love for his children.

*   I am with you and healing each of you.

*   In these troubled times there is much to do.     Be not afraid.     Be firm and go in my peace and protection.

*   Spread the Gospel in your words and deeds.

Prayer:  -   Lord Jesus remove the mountains of our distractions and obstacles that stand in the way of your perfect will.

*   I have heard your prayers. Your faith sustains you.

*   I go before each of you in all that you do. Walk in the path I have set before you.

6-29-21 Holy Spirit Prayer Group Returns from COVID at Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Holy Spirit Prayer Group at Our Lady celebrated their return from COVID with a luncheon in Father Gresham Hall on Tuesday, June 29th. See pictures below.

The prayer group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 1pm in Fr. Gresham Hall. On the months with a fifth Tuesday, the group has a luncheon with fellowship.

At their prayer meetings, they begin with noon mass, followed by praying the rosary. They then move to Fr. Gresham Hall at 1pm for praise and worship, followed by praying the Battle Plan of Servants of the Upper Room.

Contact Bill Kilgore at wjkilgore84@gmail.com, or Helen Lenahan at 901-570-0970 for more information.



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6-27-21 Pope Francis – Let Jesus Look At and Heal Your Heart


Catholic News Agency
6/27/2021 10:43 AM
  • Pope Francis speaks at a general audience June 23. (Paul Haring/CNS)
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis challenged people on Sunday to “let Jesus look at and heal” their hearts.

In his Angelus address June 27, the pope said that intimacy with Jesus was the path to inner healing.

He said: “Sister, brother — you are here — let Jesus look at and heal your heart. I too must do this: let Jesus look at my heart and heal it.”

“And if you have already felt His tender gaze upon you, imitate Him; do as He does. Look around: you will see that many people who live beside you feel wounded and alone; they need to feel loved: take the step.”

He continued: “Jesus asks you for a gaze that does not stop at the outward appearance, but that goes to the heart; a non-judgmental gaze — let’s stop judging others — Jesus is asking us to gaze not judging, but welcoming. Let us open our hearts to welcome others. Because only love heals life.”

Pope Francis gave his livestreamed address at a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, where pilgrims stood wearing face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, June 27, 2021. / Screenshot from Vatican News YouTube channel.

He reflected on the day’s Gospel reading, Mark 5:21-43, in which Jesus heals a woman afflicted with hemorrhages for 12 years.

The pope suggested that the woman’s suffering was not merely physical, but also emotional.

“More than her health, her affections were compromised. Why? She had blood loss and therefore, according to the mindset of the time, she was deemed impure. She was a marginalized woman,” he said.

“She could not have stable relationships, a husband, a family, and normal social relationships because she was ‘impure,’ a disease that made her ‘impure.’ She lived alone, with a wounded heart.”

The pope argued that life’s greatest disease was not cancer, tuberculosis, or the coronavirus.

“No,” he said, “The most serious illness in life is a lack of love, and not being able to love. This poor woman was sick, yes, of blood loss, but, as a consequence, of lack of love, because she could not be with others socially. And the healing that matters most is that of the affections.”

He said that everyone could see themselves in the nameless woman.

“The text says that she had tried many treatments, ‘had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse,’” he said.

“We too, how often do we throw ourselves into mistaken remedies to sate our lack of love? We think that success and money make us happy, but love cannot be bought, it is free. We hide in the virtual, but love is tangible.”

“We do not accept ourselves as we are and we hide behind external facades, but love is not an appearance. We look for solutions from magicians, from gurus, to then find ourselves without money and without peace, like that woman.”

He explained that the woman finally found healing by touching Jesus’ garment, entering into direct, physical contact with him.

“Especially in this time, we understand how important contact and relationships are. The same counts with Jesus: at times we are content to observe some precepts and to repeat prayers — many times like parrots — but the Lord waits for us to encounter him, to open our hearts to him, for us, like the woman, to touch his garment in order to heal. Because, by becoming intimate with Jesus, we are healed in our affections,” he said.

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, June 27, 2021. / Screenshot from Vatican News YouTube channel.

The pope stressed that the Gospel story showed that Jesus welcomed direct contact because it recorded that he looked around the crowd to see who had touched him.

“This is Jesus’ gaze: there are many people, but He goes in search of a face and a heart full of faith. He does not look at the whole, as we do, but at the individual. He does not stop at the wounds and mistakes of the past, but goes beyond sins and prejudices,” he commented.

He said that Christ also looks beyond our sins to heal us, while we often judge others based on appearances and speak ill of them.

In the gospel story, he said, Jesus healed the woman, tenderly calling her “daughter,” praising her faith and restoring her self-confidence.

After praying the Angelus, Pope Francis noted that June 29 marks the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul. The apostles, who were martyred in Rome, are the patron saints of the Eternal City and the day is a regional public holiday.

“Today, as we approach the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, I ask you to pray for the pope. Please pray in a special way: the pope needs your prayers! Thank you. I know you will do so,” he said.

The pope observed that Catholics in the Holy Land marked the inaugural annual “Peace Day for the East” on Sunday.

He said: “May the Lord support the efforts of all those who are working for dialogue and fraternal coexistence in the Middle East, where the Christian faith was born and is alive, despite suffering. May God grant those beloved peoples constant strength, perseverance, and courage.”

He offered his condolences to the families of victims of a tornado in the Czech Republic that killed five people and injured more than 150 others on June 24.

“I pray for the dead and injured and for those who have had to leave their homes, which have been seriously damaged,” he said.

Finally, he greeted locals and pilgrims to Rome.

“May your visit to the tombs of Sts. Peter and Paul strengthen your love for Christ and for the Church,” he said, before wishing those in the square below a happy Sunday.

6-13-21 St. Louis Prayer Group Listening Session

 St. Louis Prayer Group Listening Session


*   I am with you all and love you.      Listen.      Your faithfulness is like incense before Me. I accept it and you bring me joy.     Ask my children. I have much to give you.      I open my treasure house to you.

*   Break forth in joyful shouts of joy for you have the victory that has been won for you.

*   I am with you all and your families. Reach out to me and lean on Me. I am there for you every moment.

*   There is a quiet place within you which you need to go daily to be renewed.

*   My blessing upon each of you and your families.

A Conversation With The Lord:  —-   Jesus, what is on my mind is the Renewal; and how we are to fan into flame your Fire of Divine Love.

*   Jesus’ Answer:  —-   So much must happen for the tenders to catch fire.  World events need to turn around and seek my face.  My fire can only ignite the wood that is dried up of self.  Then I can fan into flame the fire that will produce a heat & light that will warm people’s hearts and illuminate their souls.  My love & light will cause a transformation, not only in them, but also those who are in contact with them.  My love, healing and light is spread from one bonfire to another, until the whole world is set on fire.

*   Listen now with all your heart for the words I am telling you!





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