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3 years ago  ::  Jun 15, 2012 - 8:09AM #11
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Dear Friends, 

Today is the Feast of the Sacred Heart.  Try to join us  (Daily Mass attendees at Our Lady Star of the Sea) from wherever you are, as we join our prayers to our on-line prayer groups - about 9:30 am) in saying a Novena to the Sacred Heart and the Litany or any prayer for healing) for all of us and our intentions, OLSS Daily Mass attendees & their intentions, all the intentions mentioned on line, those who have sent their private intentions to the SI Conference website, all who asked for our prayer, and all who have no one to pray for them. 

Please continue pray for Fr Bob. 

Also Jaime, who is suffering from cancer.  She is in the hospital.  Pray that the new treatment works

Love & Prayers,


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3 years ago  ::  Jun 15, 2012 - 9:56AM #12
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Please also pray for Cathy & Vera

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13 months ago  ::  Oct 16, 2014 - 5:02AM #13
Thomas A Quinas
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An excellent meditation from the Office of Readings on the feastday of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque:

A letter by St Margaret Mary Alacoque

We must know the love of Christ which surpasses all knowledge

It seems to me that our Lord’s earnest desire to have his sacred heart honoured in a special way is directed toward renewing the effects of redemption in our souls. For the sacred heart is an inexhaustible fountain and its soul desire is to pour itself out into the hearts of the humble so as to free them and prepare them to lead lives according to his good pleasure.

     From this divine heart three streams flow endlessly. The first is the stream of mercy for sinners; it pours into their hearts sentiments of contrition and repentance. The second is the stream of charity which helps all in need and especially aids those seeking perfection to find the means of surmounting their difficulties. From the third stream flow love and light for the benefit of his friends who have attained perfection; these he wishes to unite to himself so that they may share his knowledge and commandments and, in their individual ways, devote themselves wholly to advancing his glory.

     This divine heart is an abyss of all blessings, and into it the poor should submerge all their needs. It is an abyss of joy in which all of us can immerse our sorrows. It is an abyss of lowliness to counteract our foolishness, an abyss of mercy for the wretched, an abyss of love to meet our every need.

     Therefore, you must unite yourselves to the heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, both at the beginning of your conversion in order to obtain proper dispositions, and at its end in order to make reparation. Are you making no progress in prayer? Then you need only offer God the prayers which the Saviour has poured out for us in the sacrament of the altar. Offer God his fervent love in reparation for your sluggishness. In the course of every activity pray as follows: “My God, I do this or I endure that in the heart of your Son and according to his holy counsels. I offer it to you in reparation for anything blameworthy or imperfect in my actions.” Continue to do this in every circumstance of life. And every time that some punishment, affliction or injustice comes your way, say to yourself: “Accept this as sent to you by the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ in order to unite yourself to him.”

     But above all preserve peace of heart. This is more valuable than any treasure. In order to preserve it there is nothing more useful than renouncing your own will and substituting for it the will of the divine heart. In this way his will can carry out for us whatever contributes to his glory, and we will be happy to be his subjects and to trust entirely in him.

It seems like an apt rejoinder upon reading it (... I've read similar advice from other mystics, yet oftentimes forget to apply it.Cry  Pray for me!) 
Holiness consists simply in doing God's will, and being just what God wants us to be.. -- St. Therese of Lisieux. For applicable reads: Uniformity with God’s Will by Saint Alphonsus Liguori ... or ... Story of a Soul
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