About Golden Arrow

I chose the name Golden Arrow for both my publishing company and my blog because of the same reason; I felt inspired by the prayer of the Golden Arrow and the promise that the prayer is a delightful atonement for the wounds that Jesus suffers because of blasphemy. In this blog I have resolved not to rant about the problems of the world and the Church but rather to focus on those things which are true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, gracious, excellent and worthy of praise (cf Philippians 4:8).

I recall a story about Pope John Paul II in Witness to Hope that explains what I wish to imitate. When John Paul II was a young man known only to his friends and family as Karol Wojtyla (or by the nickname Lolek) He joined a group of dramatic players, which were forbidden in Nazi occupied Poland. While performing his reading a propaganda loudspeaker began shouting. Karol paid it no attention and went right on performing. This I see as foreshadowing and typifying John Paul’s pontificate. He never let the machines of fear overpower the love of Christ and His Church. Quoting Jesus, he constantly reminded us to “have no fear” and to “put out into the deep and lower our nets for a catch.”

Posting my personal thoughts, dreams and reflections on the internet is certainly a venture out into deep water. If there is something that has caught your attention, warmed your heart or given you pause to consider, then please post a comment and let me know.

Golden Arrow Prayer:
May the most holy, most mysterious and unutterable Name of God be always praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified in heaven, on earth and under the earth, by all creatures of God, and by the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the most Holy Sacrament of the altar.

This Golden Arrow,” according to Our Lord when He revealed it to Sister Mary of Saint Peter, a Carmelite Nun of Tours in 1843, “will wound My Heart delightfully and heal the wounds inflicted by blasphemy.

Philippians 4:8
View in: NAB Vulg Greek
8For the rest, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever modest, whatsoever just, whatsoever holy, whatsoever lovely, whatsoever of good fame, if there be any virtue, if any praise of discipline, think on these things.