Friday, March 14, 2014

2nd Day


Climbing the Holy Steps on one's knees is a devotion much in favor with pilgrims and the faithful.
Quebec, Canada - 1942
Photos by John Phillips

Compliments of Life Magazine.



THE BREAD OF THE STRONG

Father Nieremberg says: Bread may be eaten at once for nourishment, or it may be kept for use in the future. For this reason Jesus chose it in giving the Eucharist. By being received He unites Himself to the souls of those who love Him; by remaining in the Tabernacle He is always present with them. This is the method He employs to keep the thought of His love always in our mind. 
   
St. Paul says, "He made Himself nothing and took the form of a servant." (Phil. 2:7). But what should we say when we see Him "take the form of bread"? 

St. Peter of Alcantara assures us that the greatness of the love of Jesus for a soul in the state of grace is beyond the power of words to describe. 


Our most loving Lord wished to make certain that when he left this earth He would not be forgotten because of His absence. Some pledge He could leave as a proof of His love; but no pledge, whatever it be, was sufficient. The only thing that could satisfy Him would be to remain with us Himself; this He did by means of the Blessed Sacrament. Nothing but His own presence would do to keep alive His memory between these two―Jesus and the soul He loved. 


Since you are here within this Tabernacle, my Jesus, to listen to the prayers of those who are in need, and who come to speak with you; listen now to the petition of the poor sinner who of all men living has been the most ungrateful. 


I have come to your feet repentant, for I know the wrong that I did when I displeased you; so my first wish is that you will forgive me all the wrong I have done. O my God, how I wish that I had not ever caused displeasure to you; from this you will know what I long for now. Since I have learned to know how supremely lovable you are I have become filled with love of you, and I feel an intense longing to love you more and to give you pleasure; but unless you yourself help me, I have not the power to do this. O Great and Almighty Lord, let the whole of Paradise see the greatness of your power and your boundless kindness; bring about a change in me, so that from obstinately resisting you I may become a great lover of you. You are able to do it. You wish to do it. Supply everything that is wanting in me. Do this yourself; so it will come to pass that I will love you exceedingly
―at least let me love you as much as I once offended you. 

O my Jesus, I love you; I love you above everything; I love you more than my own life
―my God, my Love, my All.

Aspiration
"My God and my All." 



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 THRONE OF GRACE 




Clearing the grass and weeds from around a roadside shrine. Note the Blessed Virgin's image on the Cross.
Quebec, Canada - 1942
Photo by John Phillips

"Let us confidently approach the Throne of Grace where we will receive mercy and timely help" (Hebr. 4:16). St. Antoninus tells us that this Throne is Mary. Through her God distributes all graces. 

O Queen most lovely, if you wish so much to help poor sinners, here before you is a great sinner who seeks your help. Let your help to me be powerful. Let your help to me be prompt.  


Aspiration
―Sole refuge of sinners, have pity on me.
(St. Augustine).

Prayer After Each Visit




Stopping farm work to Pray The Angelus
Quebec, Canada - 1942
Photo by John Phillips

21 comments:

  1. Pray for us Lord, forgive our sin ,thank you for all your blessings!

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  2. Oh So Beautiful! Have Mercy on me My Lord. AMEN

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  3. pray for us my Lord My mother ilove you both thanks for all your blessings.

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  4. Have Mercy O Lord on me. Help me always to do Your Will. AMEN

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  5. Prayer for Nelly Laurens for her sickness and miscarriage. May God will be blessed, cure and protect her, Amen.

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  6. Have mercy on my family take away every blockage in our ways and urshar us to your good plans for us thank you Jesus for u are d bes. Mother Mary interceed for us

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  7. My marriage desire I bring before you oh Jesus and Mary see me through

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  8. pray for us My Lord & my mother thank You for all your blessings amen

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  9. LORD YOU KNOW MY HEART! GRANT FROM THIS DAY FORWARD I MAY LOVE THEE WITH ALL MY HEART MIND BODY AND SOUL. I LOVE YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST. THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME. AMEN PRAY FOR ME HOLY MOTHER MARY THAT I MAY BE WORTHY OF THE PROMISES OF CHRIST. AMEN

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  10. Please let my son Jeffrey enjoy life and be happy and free of all cancer that is in him and when he dies that he definitely goes to heaven and all the angels take very good care of him and not let him be unhappy ever again. I pray that everyone have mercy on him and love him. Amen

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  11. Blessed Mother Mary please intercede on my son Jeffrey and granddaughter Sarah's behalf that a cure is found to rid there diseases from there bodies and let them live a long normal happy life on this beautiful earth. We love you .AMEN

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  12. Please intercede Blessed Mother Mary and help my son Jeffrey's cancer leave his body and let him live a healthy, happy long life that he has earned by living by our Lord Gods laws he deserves life at its best not suffering and not unhappiness., thank you we love you. AMEN

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  13. pray for us hear my prayetrsthy will be done amen

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  14. Have Mercy On me a sinner Lord. Help me to Love You more each moment. Blessed Mother Mary pray for me. AMEN

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  15. PRAY FOR MY RELATIVES & FRIENDS & THEIR FAMILY, PRAY FOR MY POPE FRANCIS & FATHER CHRISTIAN KEEP THEM HEALTHY & SAFE AMEN I LOVE YOU MY MOTHER & MY LORD HEAR MY PRAYERS THY WILL BE DONE AMEN.

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  16. GIVE US GOOD HEALTH ME & MY HUSBAND SO WE CAN CARRY ON HELPING OUR FAMILY THAT NEEDED HELP. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR BLESSINGS FORGIVE US OUR SINS !AMEN.

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  17. pray for us my Lord & my mother ,please keep our Pope Francis safe & healthy especially during his trip, pray for Fr. Christian who always help me to pray the holy rosary daily heal my friend Danny Salvador who still sleep since he had his brain operations wake him up my lord & my mother. hear my prayers thy will be done amen.

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  18. thank you .please ihave prayers in my daily rosary but I unsuccessfully published it I used to .

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  19. Dear Lord and Mother, please intercede in the relationship of Chris and Amy. Please renew, reignite and strengthen their love and relationship in and through your love. Not only for their benefit and the benefit of their well being long-term but also for thier children. Amen

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