Friday, March 14, 2014

14th Day

Young Catholic boys wearing cassocks.
Location: Medelin, Colombia
Date: July, 1947
Photo by Dmitri Kessel
Courtesy of Life Magazine



THE SACRAMENT OF REST 



O Most Loving Jesus, I hear you speaking to me from the Tabernacle where you dwell, "This is my resting place for ever and ever. Here I shall dwell for it is the place that I have chosen." (Psal. 131). 

If you have chosen your dwelling place on our altars remaining here in the Most Holy Sacrament, and if the love you have for us makes you find your rest here; then here too my heart and my love should find a dwelling place always with you―here I shall find my rest and every joy. 

O loving souls, you who cannot find any sweeter rest in the whole world than being close to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, blessed is your lot indeed; and happy shall I be, my dear Master, if from today forward I cannot find any sweeter joy than to rest in your presence and to think always of you―of you who remain ever present here, and who think only of me and of my good. 

Why, my dear Master, have I lost so many years in which I have not loved you? Unhappy years of my life, I mourn over you;  and I bless you, unlimited patience of my God for bearing with me so long, ungrateful as I have been to your love.  In spite of great ingratitude on my part you have waited for me:  and why?  For this one reason only―that one day at last, conquered by your love, I should give myself all to you. 

O Lord, I will resist no longer;  I will not be ungrateful any more. There is only one right thing for me to do now―to consecrate to you all the time of my life that remains to me, be it long, or be it short.  I look for help, O my Jesus,―for the help that I need to be entirely yours.  When I fled from you and when I despised you, you loved me: and you showed your love for me in many wonderful ways.  My hope is great that you will favor me now;  for now I am looking for you, and I am longing to love you. 

Give me the grace to love you, O my God;  for you are worthy of unbounded love.  I love you with all my heart;  I love you above all things;  I love you more than myself―more than my life.  I am sorry that I have offended you because you are Infinite Goodness. Pardon me, my Jesus, and when you give me your pardon, give me also the grace to love you with an exceeding great love―to love you in life, to love you in death, and to love you in the next life for all eternity. 

O God of almighty power, let the world see this mighty prodigy―that a poor ungrateful sinner, such as I have been, should now become one of your greatest lovers.  Do it, my Jesus, and do it by virtue of your own merits: this is the one thing I long for, for the rest of my life; this is the one thing I am resolved to do. You have inspired me with this desire: you must give me the strength to fulfill it.

Aspiration―My Jesus, I thank you for having waited for me until now.
 


SPIRITUAL COMMUNION  


Jesus, I believe you are in the Most Holy Sacrament.  I love you;  I want you to come to me.  Come into my heart;  I embrace you;  O never depart from me.   


A VISIT TO MARY 

CHANNEL OF DIVINE GRACE 



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St. Germanus addresses the Most Blessed Virgin Mary in these words, "No one can be saved but through you; no one can be freed from evil things but through you; no one can receive gifts but through you." My Lady, it is clear that if you do not help me I am lost, and I will never be able to come to Heaven to sing your praises. But all the Saints tell me that you do not forsake those who seek your help.  He is lost, and he only, who does not call on you. Poor as I am, I seek your help and in you I put all my trust. 

Aspiration of St. Bernard
―She is all my confidence, she is the total cause of my hope.

Prayer After Each Visit





15 comments:

  1. amen pray for us my mother thsnk you for your blessings!

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  2. AMEN Blessed Mother. PLEASE PRAY FOR US.

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  3. Pray for us who truly love you oh holy mother of God!

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  4. THANK YOU JESUS FOR YOUR LOVE. I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART! MOTHER MARY PRAY FOR ME. AMEN

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  5. O SACRAMENT MOST HOLY O SACRAMENT DIVINE ALL PRAISE AND ALL THANKSGIVING BE EVERY MOMENT THINE. Blessed Mother Mary pray for me that I may be worthy of the promises of Christ. AMEN

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  6. Blessed Mother intercede on my son Jeffrey's behalf and let him be rid of all his cancer that's in his body, not be in any pain and let him be healthy, not afraid, loved by everyone and treated with respect by everyone around him,we love you OUR BLESSED MOTHER MARY, WE LOVE YOU JESUS, AMEN

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    1. Praying with you for Jeffrey. GOD BE WITH YOU ALL! MAY OUR BLESSED MOTHER MARY HOLD HIM EVER SO CLOSE TO HER SACRED HEART. AMEN

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    2. Thank You Linda God Bless You.

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  7. Oh My Jesus I Love Thee and Pray I always trust in THEE. Blessed Mother Mary pray for me.
    Heavenly Father Have Mercy On All Your PEOPLES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. AMEN

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  8. Please Pray Blessed Mother to keep all harm from my son Jeffrey and have lots of love and good health and happinesss surround him AND NOT BE AFRAID IF GOD DECIDES TO TAKE HIM TO HEAVEN WITH ALL THE ANGELS Thank You we love you..AMEN

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  9. Lord, you have given Mary to your people as the sign of our hope; through her intercession, grant us perseverance in growing toward the life to come for my son Jeffrey and please make his life easier and happier what ever time he has left.Amen

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  10. Pray for us my mother thank you for all your graces, may my sister Linda Bedia Samson be better not been very well my mother hear my prayers thy will be done amen.

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  11. I Pray that if Jeffrey has to leave us please take him in his sleep but I wish you Blessed Mother COULD ASK THE GOOD LORD TO RID HIS BODY OF ALL HIS CANCER AND THAT HIS BODY IS ALL CURED AND BACK TO THE WAY HE WAS BORN.I PRAY FOR A MIRACLE CURE PLEASE. AMEN

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  12. HAPPY ST VALENTINE'S DAY MY LORD AND BLESSED MOTHER MARY! THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME AND TEACHING ME TO LOVE OTHERS. I AM YOURS MY LORD. AMEN

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