Friday, March 14, 2014

5th Day

  
Morning Mass in chapel of Mission San Juan Capistrano. 
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Date: 1945
Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt
Compliments of Life Magazine.




LORD, ABIDE WITH ME

"The sparrow finds for itself a shelter, and the turtle dove finds for itself a nest and there they place their young. But thy place of rest is the altar, O Lord of Hosts, my King and my God." (Psal. 83). 

David tells us the sparrow finds its place of dwelling among the houses; the turtle dove in its nest. But that you, my King and my God, have found your shelter and the place of your rest on earth upon our altars. It is there you are found; and it is there you dwell together with us. 


O Lord, is there any need for us to say that you are too much in love with men: it seems that you do not know anything more that you can attempt, to make yourself loved by them. But yes, O Most Lovable Jesus, you can do yet one more thing: set our hearts on fire with a greater love for you. It is surely not right that we should be cold in the love that we have for that God who loves us with such an intense love. With the sweet bonds of your love draw us more closely to you: yes, my Jesus, give us a deep knowledge of all those beautiful qualities of yours which will so inspire our love. 


O Majesty which is Infinite, O Goodness which is Boundless
it is you who love men with so great love; it is you who have done so much in order to be loved by men. 

And yet how does it come about that there are so few who love you in return? But I at least do not wish to be any longer
as I once was―among the number of these unhappy and ungrateful ones. I am resolved to love you as much as I can and to love no other than you. You deserve all my love; you command and insist that I love you; and for me, my only wish is to satisfy your longing. 

Bring it about, O God of my soul, that I may be able to satisfy you fully; this favor I beg of you through the merits of your Passion, and this is what I hope for. 


As to the goods of this world, give them to those who want them; but for me, my only wish, and my one petition, is for the great treasure of your love. 


O my Jesus, O Goodness that is Boundless, I love you; I love you. You are my whole Treasure; you are my whole Happiness; you are all my Love.


Aspiration
―My Jesus, you have given your whole self to me; I give my whole self to you. 


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 ROBBER OF HEARTS 



Before Our Lady in the chapel of the Mission San Juan Capistrano.
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Date: 1945
Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt

My Lady, St. Bernard says you are the Ravisher of Hearts. With your beauty and your goodness you go around stealing hearts. O I pray you, steal this heart of mine also, together with my will; I make a complete gift of it to you; unite it with your own and offer it to God. 
  
Aspiration―O Mother Most Lovable, pray for me.


Prayer After Each Visit




Summer Catechism class held outdoors at San Juan Capistrano Mission.
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Date: 1945
Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt

13 comments:

  1. So Beautiful! Help me to love as you love my Lord Jesus Christ! AMEN

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  2. Amen thank u lord for always being there for me whenever I needed u I love u lord Jesus

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  3. I LOVE YOU LORD JESUS. HAVE MERCY ON ME. GRANT THAT I MAY LOVE THEE MORE EACH DAY UNTIL THE DAY I COME HOME TO YOU! BLESSED MOTHER MARY PRAY FOR US. AMEN

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  4. Please pray for my son Jeffrey that he is not afraid of death and that he goes to heaven with all the angels and the GOOD LORD JESUS CHRIST and IS happy, pain free and loved very very much. AMEN

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  5. Thank You Sweet Jesus for answering my prayers and letting me know how much you love all peoples. Help us to Love and Serve You and each other. AMEN

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  6. Please don't let my son be in pain and let him go peacefully to heaven and not be afraid an everyone that is already there welcome him and love him.AMEN

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  7. PRAY FOR US ALL HEAR OUR PRAYERS THY WILL BE DONE AMEN.

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  8. Please watch over my son jeff and let him start feeling better and healthier and happier. AMEN

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