Friday, March 14, 2014

4th Day


Nun conducting class at Espada Mission school. 
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Date: 1945
Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt
Compliments of Life Magazine.


Prayer Before Each Visit


MY FRIEND, JESUS
 
"There is not bitterness in his conversation, and there is no weariness when in his company." (Wisd. 8:16). 

There are friends who are so happy when they meet that entire days pass quickly by in the company of each other: but there are those who become weary when with Jesus in this Sacrament and it is because they do not love Him. As for the Saints
it was in the presence of the Most Holy Sacrament that they found their paradise on earth. 

After her death, St. Teresa speaking  from Heaven said to one of her nuns: "The Blessed in Heaven and those who still dwell on the earth should be alike in the purity of their lives and in their love. We are in the possession of joys: you are in the midst of trials. What the Beatific Vision is to us in Heaven, the Blessed Sacrament should be to you who are exiled on earth." Here then is our Paradise on earth―it is found in the Most Holy Sacrament. 


O spotless Lamb, you were sacrificed for me on the Cross; be mindful that I am one of the souls that you redeemed with so great pain and with your death. Since you have given yourself to me
and you continue to give yourself to me every day by sacrificing yourself for love of me on the altar―bring it about that you may really be mine and that I may never lose you: and let me also be entirely yours. 

I give myself all to you that you may do with me just as you please. I give you my will; bind it to yourself with the sweet bonds of your love, so that for ever it may remain the faithful servant of your most holy will. 


I want to live, not to satisfy my own wishes any more, but to make you happy because you are so good. If there is anything in me that does not please you take it away, and in its place give me this one grace
―to have no thought for anything except to make you happy; to have no wish for anything except for your good-pleasure. My dearest Redeemer, with all my heart I love you; and the reason why I love you is because you are so deserving of love. It grieves me to know that I cannot love you as much as you deserve. Would that I could die for love of you! Jesus, my Lord, accept my intense desire and give me the grace to love you more. 

Amen; so may it be.


Aspiration
―My God, I make a complete sacrifice of myself to your good-pleasure.



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.  


Nuns leading children of Espada Mission school across grounds to the chapel.
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Date: 1945
Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt



A VISIT TO MARY  

THE MOTHER OF BEAUTIFUL LOVE 





"I am the Mother of beautiful love"―I am the Mother of the love that makes beautiful. This is what Mary says; and it meansOf the love that gives beauty to the soul. St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi saw Our Lady going from place to place; she who is full of Holiness was distributing a sweet liquid and the Liquid was Divine Love. This precious gift comes to us only through her; let us ask her for it.   
  
Aspiration―My Mother, my Hope, make me belong all to Jesus.

Prayer After Each Visit




Children at morning Mass in chapel of Mission San Juan Capistrano.
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Date: 1945
Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt

15 comments:

  1. my lord forgive our sins,pray for us all , thank you for all your blessings amen.

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  2. AMEN AMEN. Such Beautiful Words. Lord help me to love as you love. AMEN

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  3. my Lord Jesus Christ Jesus Christ & My Mother Mary thanks for all your blessings & intersessions , pray for my relatives & friends & their family , pray for my husband & his family & me hear my prayers thy will be done amen.

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  4. MOST SACRED SACRAMENT OF JESUS BRING ME EVER CLOSER TO YOU!. AMEN

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  5. Pray forus all thank you for all your blessings & intersessions , thank you for giving us a safe holiday

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  6. O MY JESUS FORGIVE US OUR SINS. HELP US TO LOVE YOU WITH ALL OUR HEARTS.
    BLESSED MOTHER MARY PRAY FOR US NOW AND AT THE HOUR OF OUR DEATH. AMEN

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  7. Mighty Jesus and Blessed mother please interceed on my marriage plans take away every obtacle in Jesus Amen

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  8. Mighty Jesus and Blessed mother please interceded on all my projects take away every obstacle in the name of Jesus. Amen, Amen, Amen!!!!

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  9. Blessed Mother Mary Please intercede on my sons behalf if the lord wants to take my son let him go in his sleep and in no pain,please let him not ever be unhappy the rest of his life that he has left, please let all people be kind and treat him nice and lots of love and kindness and him not have anymore worries about anything and not have any reasons to cry and get the best medical treatment where he is at. We love you Blessed Mother. Amen

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  10. Praying with and for you! May our Blessed Mother Mary hold him ever close to her Sacred Heart. GOD BE WITH YOU. AMEN

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  11. Jesus I Love Thee and Pray that I may always serve Others as you wish me to do. Thank You for Your Sweet Love that keeps me going. AMEN

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  12. Please Blessed Mother let my Son Jeffrey pass peacefully if he must leave and let him be excepted into heaven and loved by everyone and not be afraid and be happy and give me a sign he is okay and there.AMEN

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  13. Please pray for my sons cancer to disappear and he be very healthy and happy again and live a very long life.AMEN

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  14. pray for us my mother & our Lord amen

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  15. Please be with Jennifer and Andrew with their medical problems. Lord have mercy on us all. AMEN

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