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About ~ Look Beyond

AVILA’S ABBEY is an online archive of articles and other media I’ve discovered while researching subjects initially for my own self-improvement and now for various projects I help others produce or celebrate.                                                                                                 .  

This information has changed my life by filling in a DEEP lonely void I did not realize I was wallowing in without a REAL relationship with Jesus Christ until I stumbled upon the STUNNING BEAUTY of TRUTH as revealed and reflected through the FAITHFUL of the Catholic Church!

From SCIENCE, RELIGION & HISTORY, to ART, HUMOR & CULTURE, this UNIVERSAL content is meant for all.  EXPECT it to be mostly ILLUMINATED with GOODNESS, TRUTH & BEAUTY.  There may be some content shrouded in DARKNESS & TRAGEDY revealing REASONS why some may feel BAMBOOZLED or COMPELLED TO STAND UP – – FEAR NOT!  PROVIDENCE ABOUNDS for the EYES that SEE and the EARS that HEAR!

Please join other FRIENDLY, fellow PILGRIMS together on our PEACEFUL journey with Jesus towards an UPWARD, LIGHT-FILLED & JOYFUL PATH to our Hopeful Ultimate End ~ Heaven.  I may just change the course of your life too!

Gospel JN 17:20-26

Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed saying:
“I pray not only for these,
but also for those who will believe in me through their word,
so that they may all be one,
as you, Father, are in me and I in you,
that they also may be in us,
that the world may believe that you sent me.
And I have given them the glory you gave me,
so that they may be one, as we are one,
I in them and you in me,
that they may be brought to perfection as one,
that the world may know that you sent me,
and that you loved them even as you loved me.
Father, they are your gift to me.
I wish that where I am they also may be with me,
that they may see my glory that you gave me,
because you loved me before the foundation of the world.
Righteous Father, the world also does not know you,
but I know you, and they know that you sent me.
I made known to them your name and I will make it known,
that the love with which you loved me
may be in them and I in them.”

“Keep a fire burning in your eye,

pay attention to the open sky,

you never know what will be coming down…”

~ Jackson Browne

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