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    Most Precious Blood Of Jesus Cover Us All ....

    Saturday, January 15, 2011, 5:45 AM [General]

    Jesus, Who because of Your burning love for us willed to be crucified and to shed Your Most Precious Blood for the redemption and salvation of our souls, look down upon us and grant the petition we ask for ... (mention here     

    We trust completely in Your Mercy

    Cleanse us from sin by Your Grace

    Sanctify our work

    Give us and all those who are dear to us our daily bread

    Lighten the burden of our sufferings

    Bless our families

    And grant to the nations, so sorely afflicted, Your Peace, which is the only true peace, so that by obeying Your Commandments we may come at last to the glory of Heaven.

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    It is possible to witness everyday

    Friday, January 14, 2011, 10:47 PM [General]

    John gave this testimony, “Yes, I have seen! And I declare that this is the Chosen One of God.”

    All of us have a mission. Like John, we should give witness to Jesus. We should make a declaration about Jesus.

    Jesus reveals Himself personally to us. Let us ask for the strength to tell the world who He is and what He means to us. Talk to someone about Jesus or how He makes a difference in the world.

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    Blessed are ....

    Thursday, January 13, 2011, 5:16 PM [General]

    The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12)

    Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.

    Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

    Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.

    Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

    Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.

    Blesses are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.

    Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    Blessed are ye when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for my sake: Be glad and rejoice, for your reward is very great in heaven.

    • Source: Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition of the Bible (in the public domain)

    Sobering words ?  I found myself reading and rereading the Beatitudes

    And so much came to mind . What about spiritual blindness ?  Sometime we think we have it all together and the truth is something else .

    This is my commandment Jesus said ,"love one another as I have loved you ."(John 15:12)

     

     

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    Prayers from my church

    Monday, January 10, 2011, 6:17 AM [General]

    O LORD Jesus Christ, You said to Your apostles: Peace I leave unto you, My
    peace I give to you, regard not my sins but the faith of Your Church, and
    be so kind as to keep it in peace and unity according to Your will, who
    live and are King and God for ever and ever. Amen.

    Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, by the Father's will with the
    cooperation of the Holy Spirit, You have given life to the world through
    Your own death. Deliver me by this Your most holy Body and Blood from all
    my sins and from every evil. Make me always obedient to Your commandments,
    and never permit me to be separated from You, who with the same God the
    Father and the Holy Spirit, live and are King and God for ever and ever.
    Amen.

    Let not the partaking of Your Body, O Lord Jesus Christ, which I, all
    unworthy, am about to receive, turn to my condemnation and punishment, but,
    by reason of Your fatherly love, may it be to my advantage as a safeguard
    of both soul and body like a well taken remedy, who live and are King and
    God in the unity of the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever. Amen.

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    Fasting !

    Sunday, January 9, 2011, 11:00 PM [General]

    "The faithful practice of fasting contributes, moreover, to conferring unity to the whole person, body and soul, helping to avoid sin and grow in intimacy with the Lord."

    I do believe that as a Christian . Self Denial is important . Do we do it ? I use to fast when I knew a love one needed healing . I would start the fast with prayer .

    Today I eat every two hours or so . I am diabetic . I could still give up some of my favotite foods . I'm starting that right now . My daughter and her family need healing . The doctors don't seem to be doing them much good . The great Physician , Jesus he can bring healing on all levels 

    Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ king of boundless bounty

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    Our Lady Of The Smile

    Friday, January 7, 2011, 9:22 AM [General]

    "All at once the statue became animated. Our Lady became so beautiful that I shall never find words to express that heavenly loveliness. Her countenance breathed sweetness, goodness, and unspeakable tenderness, but what penetrated to the depths of my soul was her ravishing smile. Then all my pain vanished: two great tears fell silently from my eyes. They were tears of unalloyed heavenly joy. The Blessed Virgin came towards me. She smiled on me. 'How happy I am,' I thought, 'but I will tell no one, for then my happiness would vanish.' Then I lowered my eyes and without any effort recognized my dear sisters." Teresa was completely cured.

    The above is about Saint Theresa Lisieux . She is known for her shower of roses .

    Gentle Mary my mother , I place before you the worries , hurts and hopes of my heart.They shrink my soul and I feel heavy and hopeless. Daklness closes in around me . I reach out to you ,  bright Lady  of Hope. Smile on me . Smile on my loved ones and the intentions I place before you .

    Your tender smile works miracles and heals , as you did with Saint Therese ,the Little Flower , you are my true Mother. You show the tender mercy of God. Smile on me , Blessed Mother ,and all wil be well .

    Our Mother in heaven is available and hears our cries for healing . We all need healing .

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    Thou art a bottomless sea !

    Thursday, January 6, 2011, 5:44 PM [General]

    And thus, in the words of St. Thomas, man lives no longer for himself, but for God.  He may say, with St. Paul: 'To me to
    live is Christ, and to die is gain.'  Life for me is not study, not work, or natural activity of any kind, but Christ.

    Such is the way that leads to this quasi-experimental and almost continuous knowledge of the Blessed Trinity dwelling within us.
    And this is what makes St. Catherine say at the end of her Dialogue:


    ' O eternal Trinity, O Godhead, O divine Nature that gavest to the Blood of Thy Son so great a price, Thou, O eternal Trinity, art a
    bottomless sea into which the more I plunge the more I find, and the more I find the more I seek Thee still. Of Thee it is never
    possible to say- Enough. The soul that is sated in Thy depths desires Thee yet unceasingly, for it hungers ever after Thee....
    Thou art the fire that burns ever and is never quenched, the fire that consumes in itself all the self-love of souls, that melts all
    ice and gives all light. This light is an ocean into which the soul plunges ever more deeply and there finds peace.'

    What better commentary could we find on those sublime words of St. Paul to the Philippians:' the peace of God, which surpasseth
    all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.' l his is the fruit of the third conversion, in very truth a prelude
    to the life of heaven. (From EWTN)

    Trusting on a daily basis brings us very close to our God who lives within our soul

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    Batter my heart by John Donne poet

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 3:57 PM [General]

    Batter my heart, three-person'd God, for you
    As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend;
    That I may rise and stand, o'erthrow me, and bend
    Your force to break, blow, burn, and make me new.
    I, like an usurp'd town to'another due,
    Labor to'admit you, but oh, to no end;
    Reason, your viceroy in me, me should defend,
    But is captiv'd, and proves weak or untrue.
    Yet dearly'I love you, and would be lov'd fain,
    But am betroth'd unto your enemy;
    Divorce me,'untie or break that knot again,
    Take me to you, imprison me, for I,
    Except you'enthrall me, never shall be free,
    Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me

    When I studied that poem thirty some years ago I thought John Donne was pretty wicked . After doing the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola I now see his poem differently. John Donne was aware and probably did the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola . So his peom is actually a colloquy

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    I want to enter your heart this year in special way

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 3:27 PM [General]

    Enter my heart. It is in this heart of mine that you will know how to live out this beautiful year that I have given you ‘to have and to hold.  That is what Jesus is saying to me . I think he says that to all of us . He is the God of love . Our love is at times limited to family and friends . I believe we have to be open to all "Love one another as I have loved you ."

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    Hard bread anyone ?

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 8:53 AM [General]

    In order to attract us, the Lord grants us many graces that we believe can easily obtain Heaven for us. We do not know, however, that in order to grow, we need hard bread: the cross, humiliation, trials and denials." Padre Pio

    I don't really know anyone who loves to suffer . Not on this earth anyways .

    "Even now I find joy in the suffering I endure for you . In my own flesh I fill up what is lacking in the sufferings of Christ for the sake of his body the church . " (Colossians 1:24)

    Most times I think we are too comfortable . We don't even want to invite people over to our homes . We cherish our time and possessions .

    Saint Paul he rejoiced  in his sufferings for the church .Are we willing to do that ?

    I don't think it will happen if we do not accept our daily crosses

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