Friday, March 14, 2014

7th Day

  
Receiving the Eucharist in Holy Communion.
Location: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 
Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
Date: 1953
Photo by Ralph Morse
Compliments of Life Magazine



THE HOME WHERE JESUS LIVES 

"Be assured, I am with you all days, to the very end of time." (St. Matt. 28). 

Jesus the Good Shepherd, full of love, has given His life for us His sheep: but even in death He could not bear to be separated from us. Therefore He says: my cherished flock, you whom I so love, see
―I am with you still. I have found a way to remain with you. So long as you wish it, here you will be able to find me in this Sacrament always. Here you will get help; you will find consolation in my presence. Until the end of the world I will not leave you; never, so long as you remain upon this earth.  

St. Peter of Alcantara says: Jesus, going far away, would not leave the one He loved lonely and without an intimate friend. So in the Blessed Sacrament He left the best of all possible friends
―no other than Himself. 

O my Most Gentle Lord, My Savior most lovely, I have come to visit you and I am here before you now at this altar. You return my visit with still greater love, when in Holy Communion you enter the house of my soul; for at that time you are not only present before me but you become my own food, forming with me a complete union and making yourself my perfect gift. Thus at such a time I can truly say: My Jesus, now you belong to me entirely. When you give yourself so completely to me, it is only right that I make a complete gift of myself to you. What a poor insignificant thing I am; and you are my God. O God of love, O love of my heart, when will it be that I shall be yours
―all yours―not in word only but in reality? It is you who can bring this about. 

Give me greater confidence, through the merits of your Precious Blood, that for a certainty I may obtain from you this grace: before I die to see myself unreservedly yours, and my own in nothing any longer. My God, the prayers of everybody are heard by you. Today hear the prayer of one who wishes to love you in all reality: for I wish to love you with all my strength; I wish to be obedient to your smallest wish without any interest of my own, without any form of consolation, and without any reward; for love alone I wish to serve you, solely to give you pleasure; solely to give joy to your Heart which burns with such an intense fire for me. My reward
―my only reward―will be to love you. O Son, loved of the Eternal Father, rob me of my liberty; rob me of my will; rob me of everything―rob me of myself―and then give yourself to me. I love you; I seek you; I sigh for you. I love you. I love you. I love you.

Aspiration
―O My Jesus, make me wholly yours.  


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.   


Reading The Breviary
Location:  Poughkeepsie, New York
Date: 1953
Photo by Ralph Morse



A VISIT TO MARY 

HAIL MARY, OUR HOPE 




O Lady―Our Lady―You are of all the most lovely, the entire Church calls you and greets you, "Our Hope." You therefore who are the Hope of All, be my Hope too. It is St. Bernard who calls you, "The whole reason of my hope;" and he says of you, "Even the one whose need is desperate can hope in you." In like manner I too can say: O Mary, you are mine―you can save those who are in desperate need. In you I put all my hope.

Aspiration
―Mary, Mother of God, pray to Jesus for me.

Prayer After Each Visit



Hearing Confession
Location: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 

Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
Date: 1953
Photo by Ralph Morse


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9 comments:

  1. amen,pray for us all my mother.

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  2. O SACRAMENT MOST HOLY O SACRAMENT DIVINE ALL PRAISE AND ALL THANKSGIVING IS EVERY MOMENT THINE. PRAY FOR ME O BLESSED MOTHER OF GOD. AMEN

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  3. Pray for us Holy Mother Mary. AMEN

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  4. My Jesus make me wholly yours. Mother Mary pray for me. AMEN AMEN

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  5. Please Pray for Jeffrey that he not be in pain, not be afraid that he will be loved and cared for with lots of love and most of all that he be happy and that OUR LORD AND THE BLESSED MOTHER WATCH OVER HIM AND EXCEPT HIM INTO HEAVEN. WE LOVE YOU MOTHER MARY. AMEN

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  6. Please Pray that my son Jeffrey starts feeling better and that all his cancer is gone from his body and that he be healthy and happy and live a long lovely life. AMEN

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  7. PRAY FOR US MY MOTHER & MY LORD& for my Family & Friends & theur Family, hear my prayers, \thy will be done! amen

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  8. I LOVE YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST PLEASE HELP ME TO LOVE YOU MORE. AMEN BLESSED MARY PRAY FOR US. AMEN

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