Joy Battista

"Joy Battista" stands for the Joy of John the Baptist at the presence of Christ.

"And how have I deserved that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, the moment that the sound of thy greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leapt for joy." Luke 1:43-44

This blog is dedicated to all who seek the Joy of Christ's presence in their own lives.
This blog is also dedicated to the unborn, for John the Baptist was an unborn when he leapt for joy at the presence of Jesus who was also unborn at the time.


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sweeter than Any Social Gathering!

“There is more sweetness in one hour of prayer before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament than in all the world's crowded theaters, and brilliant drawing rooms, and giddy diversions, and social gatherings.”
~~Saint Gabriel Possenti, Passionist, Patron of Clerics & Youth                               

Thanks goes to Kelly Thatcher, Facebook Friend for posting the above quote!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Ten Ways to Love

                        Re-Posted from facebook friend Father Meinrad Miller.

Grow in Love, Gratitude for a Love

"Jesus has made Himself the Bread of Life to give us life. Night and day, He is there. If you really want to grow in love, come back to the Eucharist, come back to that Adoration." ~~Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

"Wonder first arises in our hearts over the plentiful harvest which God alone can bestow; then gratitude for a love that always goes before us; and lastly, adoration for the work that he has accomplished, which requires our free consent in acting with him and for him." ~~Pope Francis, Message for the 51st World Day of Prayer for Vocations, to be celebrated May 11, 2014

Thanks to Facebook Friend Kelly Thatcher for these quotes

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Be Vigilant.......

"Every member of the Church must be vigilant in seeing that the sacrament of love shall be at the center of the life of the people of God so that through all the manifestations of worship due him shall be given back `love for love' and truly become the life of our souls."~~Blessed Pope John Paul II

Thank you AGAIN to my facebook friend Kelly Thatcher!  By the way, she is a great source of inspiration for my blog posts.  She is a pure facebook friend, otherwise I don't know her, never met her, but I very much view her as a beautiful friend in Christ who happens to be from Boston....very cool!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Pope John Paul II on "Love"

"To imitate and live out the love of Christ is not possible for man by his own strength alone. He becomes capable of this Love only by virtue of a gift received.

As the Lord Jesus receives the love of his Father, so he in turn freely communicates that love to his disciples:

'As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Live on in my Love.' (John 15:9)"

— Pope John Paul II on "Love"
Veritatis Splendor, 1993
Thanks for the Quote Pope Francis!

Friday, October 11, 2013

How to Understand the Mystery of Love

"The mystery of the Cross, a mystery of love, can only be understood in prayer. Pray and weep, kneeling before the Cross." — Pope Francis

Monday, September 23, 2013

Find Romance Glory Honor Fidelity......

  1. "Our Lord is hidden there, waiting for us to come and visit him and ask him for what we want. He is there, in the Sacrament of his love, sighing and interceding unceasingly for sinners before God his Father. He is there to console us…See how good he is! He adapts himself to our weakness…In heaven where we shall be triumphant and glorious, we shall see him in all his glory; if he had appeared before us now in glory, we should not have dared to approach him; but he hides himself like one in prison, saying to us, `You do not see me, but that does not matter; ask me for all you want, and I will grant it to you.'"~~Saint John Vianney
    "Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: The Blessed Sacrament…There you will find romance, glory, honor, fidelity, and the true way of all your loves upon earth, and more than that: by the divine paradox, that which ends life, and demands the surrender of all, and yet by the taste (or foretaste) of which alone can what you seek in your earthly relationships (love, faithfulness, joy) be maintained, or take on that complexion of reality, of eternal endurance, that every man's heart desires." ~~J.R.R. Tolkien
    Thank You Facebook Friend Kelly Thatcher for Posting the above quotes!