Friday, May 29, 2015

The heart, overwhelmed...

 "When I entered the chapel, once again the majesty of God
overwhelmed me." - St. Maria Faustina of the Blessed Sacrament
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"The Heart of Jesus is always living in the Eucharist
to satisfy the hunger of all who long for Him,
to welcome and console all those who,
disillusioned by the vicissitudes of life,
take refuge in Him, seeking peace and refreshment."
Fr. Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Day by day

 Your faith is growing more and more, and the love 
every one of you has for each other is increasing. - II Thes 1: 3b

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“The day’s food for the day’s march…
that is
what Holy Communion
is meant to be.”
 Msgr. Ronald Knox

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

O Lord: my portion

The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance. - Psalm 16:6

Artist: Jed Gibbons

"God, in His promises to hear our prayers, is desirous to bestow Himself upon us; if you find anything better than Him, ask it; but if you ask anything beneath Him, you put an affront upon Him, and hurt yourself by preferring to Him a creature which He framed: Pray in the spirit and sentiment of love, in which the royal prophet said to Him, 'Thou, O Lord, are my portion.' Let others choose to themselves portions among creatures, for my part, You are my portion, You alone I have chosen for my whole inheritance."

St Augustine of Canterbury*
Not to be confused with St Augustine of Hippo
Italian Benedictine monk
sent by Pope Gregory the Great as missionary to England
First Archbishop of Canterbury
Patron of England
In a letter to Augustine, Pope Gregory the Great wrote:
"He who would climb to a lofty height must go by steps, not leaps."

St Augustine of Canterbury, pray for us!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Through the excess of His love...

"God makes all His own the soul 
that is wholly given to Him." St Philip Neri

 "Our Sweet Jesus,
through the excess of His love,
has left Himself to us
in the Most Holy Sacrament."

St Philip Neri
Italy ~ 1515 - 1595
Priest, bears title "Second Apostle of Rome"
Founder ~ Congregation of the Oratory (Oratorians)
Known for his great JOY
Advice regarding prayer:  "Be humble and obedient
and the Holy Spirit will teach you."
FEAST DAY - May 26
"The true servant of God acknowledges
no other country but heaven." - St Philip Neri

Monday, May 25, 2015

To be holy, zealous, chaste. Amen.

O my priest, how can you dare to make an offering of Me
truly and totally complete, if you haven't first made
the offering of yourself, totally complete. - Mgr Vladimir Ghika


Prayer for Priests
(St Charles Borromeo)

O holy Mother of God, pray for the priests your Son
has chosen to serve the Church.  Help them, by your intercession,
to be holy, zealous and chaste.

Make them models of virtue in the service of God's people.

Help them be pious in meditation,  efficacious in preaching,
and zealous in the daily offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. 
Help them administer the sacraments with joy.  Amen.

Joyously remembering the Ordination of
Fr Spencer J Howe - 25 May 2013
and in gratitude for all men Our Lord has called to the altar as priests.

Eternal remembrance and gratitude for the innumerable, generous, courageous,
self-sacrificing and heroic acts of service – seen and unseen.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon them.
May their souls and the souls of all of the faithful departed
through the mercy of God rest in peace. AMEN