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Ronda Chervin received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University and an MA in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. A widow, mother, and grandmother, she currently teaches philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Write to her at chervinronda@gmail.com.
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“In my capacity as the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, I continue to remind all that the celebration toward the East (versus orientem) is authorized by the rubrics of the missal, which specify the moments when the celebrant must turn toward the people. A particular authorization is, therefore, not needed to celebrate Mass facing the Lord.”
— Robert Cardinal Sarah, 23 May 2016

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More Spiritual Advice Given to Ronda
published 13 January 2013 by Dr. Ronda Chervin

S EXPLAINED in the last blog, I am going through saved sheets recording spiritual advice given to me by mentors or in prayer to take out gems that might help you as well.

“There is no ultimate security outside the Trinity. Even if you find wonderful human helpers, you will still feel insecure. God allows you to feel insecure in order to draw you into the supernatural security of my absolute home in the bosom of the Trinity. To experience this you will need at least 3-4 hours of silent prayer. (I received this advice when I was visiting a retreat center for a long stay). Without this the heavenly Jerusalem won’t have a touch down point. You have to provide a landing strip for the touch down of the Trinity. Unless you make this your real project, all the other active projects will leave you with interior insecurity.”

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Other simpler words coming in prayer seemingly from Jesus:

“Instead of trying to fix everything, be grateful for all the good around you.”

“If you feel bad that your family will not let you share the best you have with them, let them share their best with you.”

“Be less closed in with your wounds, and more close into others’ hearts.”

“Negative experiences can help you grow in awareness.”

“The sins of others should make you sad, not fearful and angry.”

“You are all failures, but when you repent and forgive I lead you forward. I promise you that joy and peace will have the last word.”

“When you feel heavy and disconnected from your tasks consciously do them with Me.”

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Anger and Adrenalin Rush – from a book by a Catholic Counselor:

(this writer maintained that people with hot anger want the adrenalin rush to overcome feelings of depression).
“After a crisis become aware of what you did to stoke up that crisis or increase an existing crisis. Did you “push someone’s buttons.” Try to become aware that you are creating crises and back off mid-stream. Relax instead. (She suggests deep breathing). You want to become limp vs. tense in crisis mode.”