Friday, March 14, 2014

27th Day

Making a Spiritual Visit to Jesus
Location: Unknown
Date: 1962
Photo by Grey Villet

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EMMANUEL

"There is no nation, however great, that has its gods as close to it as our God is close to us." The Church sings this verse in the Office of the Blessed Sacrament. 

When the pagans heard of God's works of love for us, they said, "O what a good God is this God of the Christians!" The pagans made for themselves gods that suited their fancies. But the history of the nations of the world shows us clearly that among their fables, and among all their gods, none of them ever thought of a god that loved men as much as our true God loves us. 


For God has worked a mighty prodigy of love by which He remains hidden on our altars. Here with us He lives, a companion who never leaves us night or day. It would seem that He did not want to be absent from us even for a moment and all this to show His love for those who adore Him, and to bestow on them His precious graces. "He has made a memorial of His wonderful works." 
(Ps. 110).  

My most sweet Jesus, you have worked the most mighty of all miracles to satisfy this intense longing of yours to stay with us and to be at our side always. How then can it be that men will fly from your presence? How can they live away from you for so long a time? Or come to visit you so very seldom? How can they grow so weary when they spend a quarter of an hour with you that they seem to think it is an age? How long-suffering, my Jesus, is your patience! Yes, I quite understand, my Master: your patience is great indeed, because your love for men is great indeed. It is this, and this alone, that makes you dwell, ever and always, among those who are so ungrateful.  


All your perfections, my God, are boundless so your love is boundless too. In the past I have numbered myself among those ungrateful ones but in the future O never let it happen any more. Give me a love that will try to correspond to what you deserve, and to my own duties to you. There was indeed a time when I too grew weary in your presence; it was because I did not love you, or because my love for you was altogether too little. But if you will only give me the grace to love you with a really great love, then never again will I grow weary though I spend whole nights and days at your feet in the Most Holy Sacrament.  


Eternal Father, to you I offer your own Son, Jesus. Accept Him from me, and for the sake of His merits give me such a burning and tender love for the Blessed Sacrament that, wherever I may be, I may turn in spirit to the church where Jesus dwells; filled with the thought of His love; filled with the yearning for the time to come once more when I can rest in His presence.


Aspiration―My God, for the sake of Jesus, give me a love that is really great for the Most Blessed Sacrament.



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 

THE TOWER OF DAVID 



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In the Sacred Canticles the Holy Spirit speaks of the Tower of David in these words, "It is built with bulwarks. A thousand shields hang from its walls―the complete armour of the strong." Mary is the Tower of David. It is built with mighty strength; its powerful defences are beyond number; so are the arms and the supplies it affords to all who seek protection within.  

Most holy Mary, St. Ignatius the Martyr tells me that you are a "most powerful fortress for all those engaged in war"
―a bastion of mighty strength for all those who are fighting in the battle. I am facing the assaults of my enemies; their attacks never cease; they are trying to wrest from me the grace of God and to deprive me of your protection, O My dearest Lady. But you are my fortress. You do not think it unworthy of you to come to the help of those who trust you in the combat. St. Ephrem tells me that you are "she who battles for those who trust in her." Do battle for me then and defend me for in you I put all my hope, all my trust.

Aspiration
―Mary, Mary, your name is my defense.


Prayer After Each Visit


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17 comments:

  1. IN THY NAME OF MY MOYHER mARY, & jESUS Christ, OURlORD PRAY FOR US ALL MY FAMILY & FRIENDS & THEIR FAMILY, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR BLESSINGS THANK YOU THAT Rita HAS REACH KERDESTONATION SAFE PLEASE MY MOTHER & MY LORD WATCH OVER MY NEPHEW JEFF WHILST HE IS IN ROME & COMING BACK TO UK & US M GIVE HIM YOUR LOVE & PROTECTION FOR HIS TRIP. PKEASE HEAL MY RIGHT HAND & KNEES TOO AM HAVING SOME DISCOMFORT ,PLEASE HEAR MY PRAYERS & INTENTIONS ,THY WILL BE DONE AMEN.

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  2. Yes Heavenly Mother there are those persecuting me. GOD knows my heart and knows all I Believe in You, Jesus and My God The HOLY SPIRIT GUIDES ME ALWAYS. AMEN

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  3. Thank you! I was blessed by my visit here today! Your website is beautiful! My name is Maria and I have a devotion to the Blessed Mother and the Rosary too.
    May God Bless you! Ave Maria!

    http://hailmaryfullofgrace-mt.blogspot.com/

    Maria :)

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  4. Thank you for filling my spirit with God's love everyday! <3

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  5. Jesus may my heart always yearn for Thee. AMEN Blessed Mother Mary pray for me. AMEN.

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  6. My Lord Jesus,Christ & my Mother pray for us heal my painful knees,& hand , & spasm to my chest thank you for your blessing hear my prayers thy will be done amen.

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  7. Our lord Jesus Christ, thank YOU for answering my prayers.
    Our Mother Mary, thank YOU for always Interceding for me and my family.
    We can't stop loving You both!

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  8. Thank You our Lord & my mother Ilove you both for you are my hope & guidance for what iam today pray for my family & friends & pray for me& my husband & my husbands family . Amen please hear my prayers Thy will be done amen.

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  9. Mother mary & jesus pray to god for me guide me in this life,pour me the graces Blessing in this life I've never Ashamed to praised my mother virgin Mary & her Son My Lord Jesus Christ with All my heart in my whole life coz I believe that Jesus is the best of all options...Please hear my prayer thy will be done..AMEN

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  10. Please everyone Pray for my son Jeffrey to get better, feel better, not be afraid or in any pain and rid his body of all his cancer and be loved and treated with respect by all. Amen

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  11. Please Blessed Mother intercede for my son Jeffrey that he have no more problems and worries or concerns and let the nurses take very good care of him and love him and do what is right for him,lots of love from everyone and let him not be afraid or suffer and WHEN GOD TAKES HIM HE PLEASE DO IT WITH OPEN ARMS.AMEN

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  12. Thank you for letting Jeffrey have a very good Christmas and please Pray that he continues to have a Cancer free body and a long happy healthy and fearless and pain free life. AMEN

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  13. 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 on this beautiful earth. Amen

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  14. pray for us mama Mary, please Mama Mary enlighten those who want harm us thank you hear my prayer thy will be done amen

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    1. Pray for us Mother Mary that we may excel in the coming winter exams...in Jesus name. Amen.
      Mary Mother of perpetual help: pray for us

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  15. Pray Please Pray for beautiful Sarah the Mother of five small babies fighting for her life. Pray that the cancer leaves her body and that she has time time to love her children they are small. Sarah found her cancer while breast feeding her now 3 year old baby. She has gone through two rounds of chemo each time coming back this time will be her third time praying for a miracle for Sarah Friend Amento and her beautiful family We All Love You and I KNOW GOD LOVES YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PERSON.

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