St. Simeon Skete, Taylorsville Kentucky USA

With St. Simeon, the God receiver, as our patron, the skete seeks to practice the ideals found in our Rule, The Thousand Day Nazareth. In simplicity and poverty, the skete embraces the struggle of inner life through the practice of the Prayer Rope.

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Welcome first day of October!

October is the month of the Holy Rosary.  A very special month in the life of Nazareth House Apostolate.

During the month of October we pray a specific intention for each day, beginning today October 1st.  If you'd like to join us in this prayer here are the intentions for each day of this month:

  1. May I be obedient, doing exactly what God says, immediately, with the right heart attitude.  Acts 5:29; Rom. 1:5; Heb. 5:9
  2. May I continue to grow through deepening The Prayer. Psalm 42:7; 64:6
  3. May I have stability of place and vocation. Ps.16:8; ICor. 7:20
  4. May I relinquish doubt and embrace faith. Rom.4:20-25; 14:23.
  5. May I relinquish certitude and embrace paradox. Rom.8:28,29.
  6. May I relinquish apathy and embrace fidelity.  Jms. 4:17; 2Cor. 5:15
  7. May I relinquish power and embrace vulnerability.  Lk 18:9; Prov. 3:5,6. Ps. 78:7
  8. May I relinquish prestige and embrace humility. Prov.6:16, 17; Jms 4:6
  9. May I relinquish possessions and embrace poverty. Mt.5:3; Lk.1:53
  10. May I relinquish the old self and embrace the new self.  Eph. 4:22-24; Col. 3:9-10
  11. May I be salt in a savorless world. Mt.5:13
  12. May I be light in a darkened world.  Mt. 5:14; Jn 1:5
  13. May I be leaven in a flattened world. Mt.13:33
  14. May I be branch in a barren world. Jn 15:5
  15. May I be pulled from my comfort zones to suffer the world’s sufferings. Col. 1:24; 1Cor12:26;  Heb 11:25; 13:3.
  16. May I walk the path I pray and pray the path I walk. Lk. 18:1; 1Tim2:8; Mt.4:19
  17. May I become a World Christian by ceasing to be a worldly one. Mk 16:15; Acts1:8; 1Jn 2:15
  18. May I bear my cross, realizing it is made up of all the crosses that are refused to be carried, mine and theirs. Mk 10:21
  19. May I come to realize and experience that God is perfectly hidden and perfectly revealed in each moment. Mt. 28:10b, 20b.
  20. May I be flung out to the furthest places by a centrifugal Love.  Mk 16:15
  21. May I be pulled into the center by his centripetal Love. Lk 17:21; Acts 17:28; Mt. 11:28.
  22. May Jesus be revealed in and through my life. Mt.5:16.May I seek not so much to be stimulated as to trust the ordinariness of the present moment.  Mt. 6:19-21;   Phil. 3:8.
  23. May I seek not so much to be stimulated as to trust the ordinariness of the present moment.  Mt. 6:19-21;   Phil. 3:8
  24. May I trust my life, surrendered to Him, to be enough for God to do what He desires.  2Cor. 10:12,13
  25. May I embrace that for which there is no substitute.   Lk. 10:38-42; Acts 4:12; Ps. 84:3a
  26. May I find that being deprived of prayer is more painful than being deprived of the answer to prayer.  Jer.33:3
  27. May I let go, let God and let be. Prov. 3:5,6.
  28. May I understand fully the question that makes Jesus the answer.  Phil. 2:5
  29. May I be more for Jesus than I am against something. Mt. 6:33
  30. May He increase and I decrease. Jn 3:30
  31. May I love everybody; love without limits. Jn 13:34,35; Jn 3:16; Mt 5:43-46.
In the news relative to our Mission Outreach in Sierra Leone: 
     James reports they are working hard to maintain and upgrade the school
     We still need 100 more uniforms.  A donation of $25 buys two uniforms.  Our goal is to provide two uniforms for every student so they have a change of clothes within the school week.   Please consider making a donation today.  Thank you.