Friday, February 09, 2018

Triune Truth Animations XIX

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

Protium and the Electron Cloud
(sounds like a late 60's acid rock band)

Take three color charged Quarks
and one Electron that might best
be described as a cloud
of potential locations
 Hydrogen One

Sure looks 
THEOLOGICAL to me! 

Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Breadcrumbs and the Journey Home

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*


Matthew 15:27-28 
She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”  Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed instantly.



Progresso 
Italian Style Bread Crumbs hold a privileged place in my family's collective memory.  They were a key ingredient in mom's Sunday meatballs. The smell of an Italian kitchen is as close to heaven as it gets.

  

Hansel and Gretel
When the moon came they set out, but they found no crumbs, for the many thousands of birds which fly about in the woods and fields had picked them all up. Hansel said to Gretel, "We shall soon find the way."...

Once [they were] safely across [on the back of a white duck] and had walked for a short time the forest seemed to be more and more familiar to them and at length they saw from afar their father's house. They began to run, rushed into the parlor and threw themselves around their father's neck. The man had not known one happy hour since he had left the children in the forest…

Then all anxiety was at an end and they lived together in perfect happiness.

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This blog shares much in common with Hansel's failed second attempt.  I find that the birds of the internet devour the morsels before they serve their intended purpose. Land navigation seems to have lost out to internet navigation and truthful ideas to imaginative technology. 

God help us
find our way home


Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Another look at the Source of Light

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*



Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Triune Truth Animations XVIII

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

Dante's Paradiso?


Canto 33

SOURCE: Digital Dante

If we divide Paradiso 33, searching for the narrative structure that it resists, we begin by distinguishing the oratorical prelude of the canto’s first third, its first 45 verses, from the ensuing story of the pilgrim’s final ascent. This story can, I believe, be viewed as three circular waves of discourse (like the rippling motion of water in a round vase that is compared to waves of spoken speech at the beginning of Paradiso 14): three circulate melodie, three “jumps” by which the poet zeroes in on his poem’s climax. He approaches and backs off, approaches and backs off again, and finally arrives.

Each of these circular movements is made up of three textual building blocks used by the poet to keep the text jumping, to prevent a narrative line from forming. The three textual building blocks are:
  • brief moments of “plot,” where the pilgrim does something or something happens to him, distinguished by the past tense;
  • metapoetic statements about the insufficiencies of the poet to his task;
  • apostrophes to the divinity praying for aid.
The first of the circular movements, which I posit from lines 46 to 75, articulates most clearly the three textual components. It begins with a sequence of pure plot, in which Dante narrates what happened in the past tense, first stating unequivocally that “l’ardor del desiderio in me finii” (I lifted my longing to its ardent limit [48]), and then describing how he looked upward, training his gaze more and more (“più e più” now takes the place of “più e meno”) along the divine ray (46-54).
...
Within the luminous substance there appeared three circles of three colors and one dimension, two reflecting each other like rainbows and the third mediating equally in between:
 
e l’un da l’altro come iri da iri
parea reflesso, e ’l terzo parea foco
che quinci e quindi igualmente si spiri. (Par. 33.118-20)
one circle seemed reflected by the second,
as rainbow is by rainbow, and the third
seemed fire breathed equally by those two circles.


But the effort to sustain the narrative line is too great, and the poet breaks in, first to exclaim again about the “shortness” of his speech (121-23) and then to address the eternal light that alone knows itself, is known by itself, and, knowing, loves itself (124-26). The apostrophe’s Trinitarian language moves the poet back into plot, into confronting the ultimate mystery of the incarnation, of the second circle that is painted within itself, in its same color, with our human image, “nostra effige” (131). Like a geometer who concentrates all his energies on squaring the circle but cannot find the principle he needs (an intellective rather than affective simile, but devoted to the intellect’s failure), such is the pilgrim before that final paradox, “that new vision”: “quella vista nova” (136).

...my mind was struck by light that flashes and, with this light receives what it has asked
 

Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Morning Has Broken...

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

As 2018 moves forward and the Northeast prepares for
a powerful storm we pray for Our Lady of Prompt Succor
to offer peace and consolation where it is needed most.



Our Lady Undoer of Knots
(wind gusts that is)

PRAY FOR US!

Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

Monday, January 01, 2018

Triune Truth Animations XVII

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*


Wishing you a very holy
Feast of Mary
Mother of God!

Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Triune Truth Animations XVI

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

As 2017 slides by 
and makes way for 2018,
we ponder the fact that we
are so broken as a nation.

How can unity prevail when
we are basing reality on
so many differing views
on so many key issues?

I pray that 2018 brings
a new birth of virtue in
these United States
of America. 

ONE NATION
UNDER GOD
 


Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Triune Truth Animations XV

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

This one has a 
CHRISTMASSY feel to it
on Gaudete Sunday.

Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Triune Truth Animations XIV

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*


“Triune Truth”
by Thomas Bigatel

$4,200.00

 1998
 http://www.tbigatel-artist.com/shop/retrospective/triune-truth

I was given the gift, 
"IT'S ALL TRUE"
in 1998.

IMHO I don't see beauty
in this chaotic triptych.

Even a supernova filter 
cannot redeem it.




Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

Monday, December 11, 2017

AMAZING...a missed find from 1981

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

The Good Lord keeps me
childlike with this project.

Case-in-Point: A 2:22 am GOOGLE SEARCH on the keywords, rainbow bridge and triune.



The rainbow bridge: First and second phases link with the soul purification Paperback – 1981
by Two Disciples (Author)

Product details
Paperback: 219 pages
Publisher: Triune Foundation (1981)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0876130686
ISBN-13: 978-0876130681
Package Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,161,640 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Now I have certainly been down this search path before with over 1000 posts and these words dominating my efforts.  Why this find and why now?   

Let me dig deeper and see what this find offers....
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Well, 'not so much'

1981, Two disciples, ROYGBIV rainbow and soul purification led to some hope, but the customer reviews were tell-tale NEW AGE.

The counterfeit nature, the faux light of the New Age Conspiracy continues to hold sway and it keeps seekers from seeing and appreciating the profound meaning that the rainbow holds for Catholic Christians.

SO SAD...

and this is not the end of this blog,
for digging deeper I found this poem
from 1900 that holds out promise...
    And yet it too is tainted by
 by late 1800's sentiments 
of spirituality without religion.

The author Adeline W. Wilders M.D.
was a gifted poet.
 
Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Triune Truth Animations XIII

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

It has been 13 years
since Corpus Christi, Texas

has had a snow storm

LOVE, JOY, PEACE
all wrapped up in one
pure event 



Like the gift
wrapping

paper  

Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

Friday, December 08, 2017

Immaculate Conception....Immaculate SNOW in Corpus Christi

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

We had the intention of attending the Vigil Mass
for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
at St. Joseph's Church in Beeville.

Gigi was picked up at St. Mary's
Charter School at 4 pm
and she was hungry.

We had a long wait at the 
Golden Arches for her
Happy Meal.

When we got back to the car
Joe noticed the flat.


We received two gifts from heaven
that kept my family safe last night:

A flat tire in McDonald's parking lot
A headlight out at Walmart  
(300 yards away)

The third blessing 
followed in short order 

We woke up to 'a freshly falling
silent shroud of snow.'

Thank You Lord Jesus
Thank you Mother Mary   

LET IT BE!
LET IT SNOW!



Build it and it will SNOW!
This is Stella's dog house that
 we are in the process of completing 
with a flapping door





https://books.google.com/books?id=Qps5DwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover

Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Triune Truth Animations XII

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

CatholiCenter 

Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Triune Truth Animations XI

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

There is something so simple 
and beautiful about the human
eye and the cultural appreciation 
of red, green and blue light.


Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael