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    With you dear Mother ...

    Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 11:11 PM [General]

    Sabat Mater

    At the cross her station keeping,
    Stood the mournful Mother weeping,
    Close to Jesus to the last.
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    The price of our salvation is offered to you ...

    Monday, March 26, 2012, 10:45 PM [General]

    You have heard, O Virgin, that you will conceive and bear a son; you have heard that it will not be by man but by the Holy Spirit. The angel awaits an answer; it is time for him to return to God who sent him. We too are waiting, O Lady, for your word of compassion; the sentence of condemnation weighs heavily upon us.


    The price of our salvation is offered to you. We shall be set free at once if you consent. In the eternal Word of God we all came to be, and behold, we die. In your brief response we are to be remade in order to be recalled to life.


    Tearful Adam with his sorrowing family begs this of you, O loving Virgin, in their exile from Paradise. Abraham begs it, David begs it. All the other holy patriarchs, your ancestors, ask it of you, as they dwell in the country of the shadow of death. This is what the whole earth waits for, prostrate at your feet. It is right in doing so, for on your word depends comfort for the wretched, ransom for the captive, freedom for the condemned, indeed, salvation for all the sons of Adam, the whole of your race.


    Answer quickly, O Virgin. Reply in haste to the angel, or rather through the angel to the Lord. Answer with a word, receive the Word of God. Speak your own word, conceive the divine Word. Breathe a passing word, embrace the eternal Word.


    Why do you delay, why are you afraid? Believe, give praise, and receive. Let humility be bold, let modesty be confident. This is no time for virginal simplicity to forget prudence. In this matter alone, O prudent Virgin, do not fear to be presumptuous. Though modest silence is pleasing, dutiful speech is now more necessary. Open your heart to faith, O blessed Virgin, your lips to praise, your womb to the Creator. See, the desired of all nations is at your door, knocking to enter. If he should pass by because of your delay, in sorrow you would begin to seek him afresh, the One whom your soul loves. Arise, hasten, open. Arise in faith, hasten in devotion, open in praise and thanksgiving. Behold the handmaid of the Lord, she says, be it done to me according to your word."  Bernard de Clairvaux

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    Invitation to praise God

    Monday, March 26, 2012, 10:04 PM [General]

    Acclaim Yahweh , all the earth ,

    Serve Yahweh gladly ,

    Come into his presence with songs of joy !

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    Burdens become light if ...

    Monday, March 26, 2012, 10:01 PM [General]

    You should carry each other's troubles and fulfill the law of Christ . It is the people who are not important who often make the mistake of thinking that they are . Let each of you examine his own conduct

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    For the foundation ...

    Monday, March 26, 2012, 9:53 PM [General]

    For tne foundation, nobody can lay any other than the one which has already been laid , that of Jesus Christ . On this foundation you can build in gold , silver and jewels , or in wood , grass and straw , but whatever the material , the work of each builder is going to be clearly revealed when the day comes . That day will begin with fire and the fire will test the quality of each man's work .

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    Thinking of some ???

    Monday, March 26, 2012, 4:54 PM [General]

    Is intelligence the only measure the end all ? I think that a person with a loving heart with time to listen without interruptions and has a richness for compassion is in the long run wiser and more in tune with their peers

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    Sing Alleluia

    Monday, March 26, 2012, 9:07 AM [General]

    Alleluia, Alleluia
    Give thanks to the risen Lord
    Alleluia, alleluia, give praise to His name

    Jesus is Lord of all the earth
    He is the King of creation

    Spread the good news o'er all the earth
    Jesus has died and has risen

    We have been crucified with Christ
    Now we shall live forever
    God has proclaimed the just reward
    Life for all men, alleluia!

    Come let us praise the living God
    Joyfully sing to our Saviour

    Donald Fishel

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    Early Morning I Pray With Saint Clare

    Monday, March 26, 2012, 5:04 AM [General]

    "My Lord, open the golden coffer, for within it I wish to place my heart. Tonight, I light this eternal flame over the world's censer. I want this flame to flicker forever in the wind, long after the stars fade and disappear.”

    “My Lord, my one and only master, stretch your wings over the horizon of my world. I will walk barefoot with you until all the torches of the world are extinguished. For me there is only one voice, one face. Nothing will come between us, save the sword of fidelity.”

    “I am young. I know very few things about life. They have spoken to me about autumns. There are no autumns in your spheres. I have heard that love is threatened by the poisons of tedium and routine. They even speak of desertion and indifference, things that are unimaginable to me. I know that the flag of faith will always flutter in your bell tower, and that you will carefully guard my gift in your golden coffer until the end of time.”

    “My Lord Jesus Christ, place your seal on my words and graciously accept my consecration.”

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    Psalm 22

    Monday, March 26, 2012, 4:49 AM [General]

    8 - 9, 17 - 20, 23 - 24
    8 "He committed his cause to the LORD; let him deliver him, let him rescue him, for he delights in him!"
    9 Yet thou art he who took me from the womb; thou didst keep me safe upon my mother's breasts.
    17 I can count all my bones -- they stare and gloat over me;
    18 they divide my garments among them, and for my raiment they cast lots.
    19 But thou, O LORD, be not far off! O thou my help, hasten to my aid!
    20 Deliver my soul from the sword, my life from the power of the dog!
    23 You who fear the LORD, praise him! all you sons of Jacob, glorify him, and stand in awe of him, all you sons of Israel!
    24 For he has not despised or abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; and he has not hid his face from him, but has heard, when he cried to him.
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    Lord Jesus I so need you ...

    Sunday, March 25, 2012, 10:19 AM [General]

     

    "The wounded spirit needs healing ." Some will tell you that you haven't moved on . Whatever that means . When the wounds are deep resentments do take  a force of their own . One can't really get rid of those resentments because they are fuelled  by the evil one . It would be so much better to think of others as better than yourself . There is a remedy to this conundrum of resentments . Lord Jesus be merciful to me a sinner .
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