Wise Words on Wednesday: Coffee before prayer

Sheen Preaching

“The average American is physically, biologically, psychologically and neurologically unable to do anything worthwhile before he has a cup of coffee.  And that goes for prayer too.  Even sisters in convents whose rules were written before electric percolators were developed would do well to update their procedures.  Let them have coffee before meditation”

– Fulton J. Sheen, The Priest Is Not His Own

For a shareable image of this quotation, please click here.

Fr Ed: Friend of Fulton Sheen, Former Alcoholic, Priest of Mercy

We are approaching the end of the Year Of Mercy. It’s officially ending on 20th November 2016. Because of this, I thought it was an appropriate time to share this video of Fr. Ed Thompson who was a friend of the great Archbishop Fulton Sheen:

Friday Frivolity: Meditation, the right way

Coffee

When I posted this on Facebook one of my friends questioned the authenticity of this quotation. It comes from Sheen’s “The Priest Is Not His Own”:

“The average American is physically, biologically, psychologically and neurologically unable to do anything worthwhile before he has a cup of coffee. And that goes for prayer too. Even sisters in convents whose rules were written before electric percolators were developed would do well to update their procedures. Let them have coffee before meditation.”

– Fulton Sheen, The Priest Is Not His Own

…with that said, I’m now off for a cup of tea 🙂

The S-Files

If you’ve read this blog for a while, it’ll be no secret that I’m a big fan of Archbishop Fulton Sheen. I recently found out something I didn’t know about Grandpa Sheen, that the FBI kept a file on him. Interested in knowing the contents? Please click on the image below..

Screen Shot 2014-10-04 at 7.08.20 PMI wonder if all those files had “JMJ” written in the top corner too… 😉

“What’s My Line?” with Fulton Sheen

Last Sunday I got to pray in front of the tomb of Venerable Fulton Sheen. Since it’s Friday and time for a little bit of Friday Frivolity, here’s the vide of Grandpa Sheen as the special guess on the hit TV show of the era, “What’s my line?”:

Get ready to call him “Blessed”…

There’s some news on Fulton Sheen’s canonization process

Miracle approved

The Woman I love

As the case for his canonization continues, I thought I’d post a TV episode from my all-time favourite archbishop, Fulton Sheen:

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