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Monday, February 6, 2017

Obedience to the Sacred Heart

I recently came across this wonderful resource of "tickets".  A little booklet with 33 different devotions for the Sacred Heart.  It was designed for members of the Guard of Honor and the intention is to draw one each month and then try t really allow the Lord to work through this message.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Guard of Honor, it is an association of laity, religious, and priests who dedicate at least one hour of their day to consciously make reparation to the Heart of Jesus. In this hour the member can remain in their regular duties, but they do these from their station at the foot of the Cross.  They remain with the Lord in His Agony and this simple presence brings Him consolation.

So... perhaps the Lord would like me to share one of these with you today.  I opened the booklet to #17:

The Soul obedient with the Sacred Heart

" He was obedient unto death".  Jesus obeyed not only His Father, God; and Mary and Joseph; but He also obeyed His executioners.  Who can tell with what humility, with that love, His divine Heart submitted Itself thus!  It was because He knew our extreme repugnance to bend our will to the will of others, that He chose thus to encourage us, and to be to us an Example.  That you may console this good Father for the rebellions of which so many children are guilty, obey those who are placed over you, willingly, even should they be your enemies, or wish to injure you.

By the submission of Thy Sacred Heart, Bid all revolt from my poor soul depart 



For more information on the Guard of Honor please visit our website: http://www.guardofhonor-usa.org/

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Happy Feast Day St Francis de Sales!

We will spend the day in Adoration praying for all your intentions and ask you to join us in spirit.  
St Francis de Sales, pray for us!



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

“Be patient with everyone, but above all with yourself...do not be disheartened by your imperfections, but always rise up with fresh courage.” 
― Francis de Sales

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Litany of St. Francis de Sales

Lord have mercy on us, Lord have mercy on us
Christ have mercy on us, Christ have mercy on us
Lord, have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy on us
Christ hear us, Christ graciously hear us

God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us
God the Son, redeemer of the world, have mercy on us
God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us

Saint Francis, admirable Bishop, pray for us
Saint Francis, beloved of God, pray for us
Saint Francis, imitator is Jesus Christ, pray for us
Saint Francis, filled with the gifts of the Lord, pray for us
Saint Francis, favorite of the Mother of God, pray for us
Saint Francis, most devout to the Saints, pray for us
Saint Francis, burning wih love for the Cross of Christ, pray for us
Saint Francis, most closely united to the Divine Will, pray for us
Saint Francis, vessel of election, pray for us
Saint Francis, light of the Church, pray for us
Saint Francis, perfect model of religious, pray for us
Saint Francis, source of wisdom, pray for us
Saint Francis, defender of the Catholic faith, pray for us
Saint Francis, good Shepherd of the people, pray for us
Saint Francis, incomparable preacher, pray for us
Saint Francis, scourge of heresy, pray for us
Saint Francis, salt of the earth, pray for us
Saint Francis, model of justice, pray for us
Saint Francis, mirror of humility, pray for us
Saint Francis, despiser of the world, pray for us
Saint Francis, lover of poverty, pray for us
Saint Francis, type of sweetness, pray for us
Saint Francis, conqueror of carnal passions, pray for us
Saint Francis, terror of devils, pray for us
Saint Francis, merciful prop to penitents, pray for us
Saint Francis, refuge of sinners, pray for us
Saint Francis, providence of the poor, pray for us
Saint Francis, consoler of the afflicted, pray for us
Saint Francis, example of perfection, pray for us
Saint Francis, ark of holiness, pray for us
Saint Francis, imitator of the purity of the Angels, pray for us
Saint Francis, cherub of wisdom, pray for us
Saint Francis, seraph of love, pray for us
Saint Francis, our holy patriarch, pray for us
Saint Francis, our sweet light, pray for us
Saint Francis, our mighty protector, pray for us
Saint Francis, our guide in the ways of God, pray for us
Saint Francis, our refuge, pray for us
Saint Francis, emulator of the Angels, pray for us
Saint Francis, imitator of the Apostles, pray for us
Saint Francis, sharer in the glory of the Martyrs, pray for us
Saint Francis, glory of the holy Confessors, pray for us
Saint Francis, teacher and director of Virgins, pray for us
Saint Francis, glorious fellow citizen of the Saints, pray for us

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, Spare us O Lord.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us O Lord.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.

Pray for us blessed Francis de Sales,
  That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ

O God by whose gracious will the Blessed Francis They confessor and bishop, became all things unto all men for the saving of their souls, mercifully grant that being filled with the sweetness of Thy Love, we may, through the guidance of his counsels and the aid of his merits, attain unto the joys of life everlasting. Amen.

O sweetest Father Francis and most humble Mother Jane Francis, be not unmindful of your daughters, but grant us continually your benign assistance.

O Holy Father Francis , beloved of God, pray for us.
O Holy Mother Jane Francis, ardent lover of the interior life, pray for us.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Novena to St. Francis de Sales!!!

Dear Friends,

Thankfully God is outside of time and so I post with confidence in His Mercy as we began our novena to St. Francis de Sales yesterday but I was unable to post..... And so let us being today with double effort to make up for days lost.

St. Francis de Sales had a great devotion to Our Lady and to praying the Memorare.  May I humbly suggest praying this simple prayer as part of your novena?  And of course to unite ourselves to Jesus in the Holy Sacrament of the Altar.

An image of Our Lady before which he
prayed the Memorare

Remember,
O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that any one who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help or sought thy intercession,
was left unaided. 
Inspired with this confidence,
I fly unto thee,
O Virgin of virgins my Mother;
to thee do I come,
before thee I stand,
sinful and sorrowful;
O Mother of thy Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in thy clemency hear and answer me.

Amen.


I leave you with the following quote from our Father founder:

“My God, I marvel that I am still so full of myself after having so often received Communion! O dear Jesus, be the child inside of us, so that we feel within and breathe forth nothing but you. Alas, you are so often within me; why am I so rarely in you? You enter into me; why am I so often outside of you? You are in my very self; why am I not in yours, to find there the great love of yours that transports our hearts?” ― Francis de SalesRoses Among Thorns: Simple Advice for Renewing Your Spiritual Journey