Sunday, August 31, 2008

Daily Prayer ~~ August 31 ~~

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Father, help us to seek the values that will bring us lasting Joy in this changing world. In our desire for what You promise make us one in mind and heart. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Prayer to the Holy Trinity ( may all of you be blessed )

Glory be to the Father,
Who by His almighty power and love created me,
making me in the image and likeness of God.

Glory be to the Son,
Who by His Precious Blood delivered me from hell,
and opened for me the gates of heaven.

Glory be to the Holy Spirit,
Who has sanctified me in the sacrament of Baptism,
and continues to sanctify me
by the graces I receive daily from His bounty.

Glory be to the Three adorable Persons of the Holy Trinity,
now and forever.


Our Lady Help of Christians ~~ video prayer

Devotion to our Lady is not an end to itself. Speaking of devotions to Mary, the Second Vatican Council stated: "While honoring Christ's Mother, these devotions cause her Son to be rightly known, loved, and glorified, and all His commands observed." Similarly Don Bosco often repeated: "I beg you first to adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and then to pay homage to Mary most holy."

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Novena to Saint Maximilian Kolbe

Follow me in praying daily this novena dedicated to one heroes of our Lady : Saint Maximilian Kolbe . May we find answer and heavenly help to all our prayer request , through great and merciful intercession of Saint Maximilian Kolbe . May his generous and humble life be an example of living for each one of us .

Let us pray :

O Lord Jesus Christ, who said,
"greater love than this no man has
that a man lay down his life for his friends,"

through the intercession of St. Maximilian Kolbe
whose life illustrated such love, we
beseech you to grant us our petitions...

State your intention here.)

Through the Militia Immaculata movement,
which Maximilian founded,
he spread a fervent devotion to Our Lady
throughout the world.
He gave up his life for a total stranger
and loved his persecutors,
giving us an example of unselfish love for all men -
a love that was inspired by true devotion to Mary.

Grant, O Lord Jesus,
that we too may give ourselves entirely
without reserve to the love
and service of our Heavenly Queen
in order to better love
and serve our fellowman
in imitation of your humble servant, Maximilian.


Recite the following prayers...

3 Hail Mary...

1 Glory Be...

Saint Maximilian Kolbe pray for us !

Reparation through Flowers

A key need of our time in religious history is for the widest participation in Christ's sacrificial reparation of the world temporal effects of sin, which prompt so many to violence. The immediate, pressing task at hand today is thus our fullest participation in Christ's reparational deliverance of the world from these temporal effects of sin - for which we pray in Mass, and in essence in the Our Father, the Lord's Prayer.

The basic assumption of this participation - from the revelation of Genesis, and from observation in infants and small children - is that in the fallen world we are still created in basic goodness, but this is then corrupted by the temporal effects of sin in the world environment . . .transmitted and accumulated through the years from the original sin of our first parents in their response to the temptation of Satan. However, it is our faith and hope that, with a fullness of the divine/human sharing desired and willed for Creation by God, Christ's redemption of the world for Kingdom will accomplish the needed reparation for the temporal effects of sin, as well as forgiveness for the sins creating them.

The dual path of Christ's redemption is set forth for us in the simplest terms in the Our Father - the Lord's Prayer - in which in addition to praying for the forgiveness of sins, we pray that the corrupting environment of values be overcome with God's assistance through our forgiveness of offenses, our avoidance of temptation, and our deliverance from evil. Deliverance from evil is too often viewed as only to be prayed for, and awaited, dependently, rather than obtained actively through our sharing penitentially in Christ's redeeming and repairing sacrifice, "making up what is wanting in the suffering of "Christ" (Col. I, 24 )

It is widely understood that our sins are forgiven, and in satisfaction to the Father, through Christ's taking them upon himself for their dissolution through the sacrificial death of his body on Calvary - in which we are called and enabled to share through our re-enactive continuation of his sacrifice of Calvary in the Mass.

However, it would appear that the need for reparation for the temporal effects of sin in the world is not adequately understood, and acted upon because of the mistaken belief that conflicts can be resolved through discursive, logistical strategy, tactics and timing of action and negotiation in accordance with moral norms; whereas in actuality without reparative spiritual dissolution of the effects of sin, logistical action and discursive negotiation, however loving and moral, can only be a rejuggling of the effects of sin..

It is because of the massive accumulation of unrepaired effects of sin in the world, that Mary, in her mediated divine revelations at Fatima, and then at Akita - both approved by the Church for devotion - beseeched that for peace on earth there must be a fullness of our loving offering, with Christ. What is evidently required, further, is more than one-time reparational services, but a widespread reparational continuity of sacrificial offering for and with Christ through each day of all works as they are undertaken, and of all diminishments and sufferings as experienced.

Our virtual offerings at Mass, in Eucharistic adoration, in our Morning Offerings, and in our praying of the sorrowful mysteries of the Rosary are fulfilled in the concreteness of our actual offerings made through the day in loving spiritual communion with Jesus as he, in his infinity, takes them sacrificially on himself.

One means widely and readily at hand which can quicken our reparational offerings through the day are flowers which, as direct creations of God, were seen in medieval times, before the days of printing and general literacy, as familiar religious symbols, and which can be seen as such again today.

In the broadest view, the very colors of flowers were seen as symbolic of the Gospel mysteries: white of the joyful, red of sorrowful, yellow/gold of the glorious - and now, purple of the luminous. Then there is a myriad of flowers, such as those illustrated here, whose forms were seen to symbolize aspects of Gospel mysteries, events and persons. Knowledge of such symbolism leads to quickening by all flowers.

In this, in addition to recourse to the quickening of reflection by bouquets of cut flowers seen everywhere, all have the ability to undertake the cultivation of plants, whether in gardens, patios or window boxes outdoors, or indoors on windowsills, in dish gardens or as a single house plant - as constant reminders and quickeners for our sacrificial offerings for and with Christ through the day.

Additionally, the cultivation of flowers or even one flower symbolizing for the medieval faithful Christ's and Mary's redemptive and co-redemptive reparational sacrifices, serves to heighten our own sense of sacrificial sharing and spiritual communion with both Jesus and Mary, for the deliverance of the world from evils - with quickening of our hope that massive sacrifices not be imposed externally as a consequence of unrepaired temporal effects of sin, as warned by Our Lady at Fatima and Akita.

A prayer which can be repeated through the day with each work undertaken, or adversity or suffering experienced is:

"All for and with you, my Jesus, through the Immaculate and Sorrowful Heart of Mary, in reparation for temporal effects of sin in the world that, delivered from their evil, the hearts and minds of all - and especially those of world leaders, dissidents and insurgents - may be freed increasingly to respond in their thus liberated inherent created goodness, to the graces of forgiveness, reconciliation, peace , and just compromise beseeched in the prayers and sacrifices of the Holy Father and all the faithful."

Finally, flowers help us also to envisage, as the temporal effects of sin are repairingly dissolved in souls, the flowering of virtues in the redeemed spiritual soil of their natural goodness.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

This day meditation

The transfiguration of Jesus, like his baptism, is a revelation of the Trinity. Jesus, God the Son, the Second Person of the Trinity, shines with the light of the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity; while the voice of the Father, the First Person, proclaims Jesus' Sonship. It is the light of the Trinity, which dazzles the disciples' sight on the holy mountain, and causes them to fall to the ground in amazement.

But it was not a glory, which the disciples at the time could fathom. No doubt they would have welcomed a glory on the mountain far away from the conflicts which had happened and the conflicts which were going to happen as Jesus sets his face towards Jerusalem. Yet it was these conflicts which Jesus took with Him to the mountain to be transfigured with Him. Thus It was the transfiguration of the whole Christ, from his first obedience in childhood right through to the final obedience of' Gethsemane and Calvary.

To Peter and John and James,

your chosen disciples,

you showed today, Lord,

on Mount Tabor

the glory of your divine form.

For they saw your clothing

shine as the light,

and your face

more radiant than the sun.

They could not endure the sight

of your unbearable brightness,

and fell down on the ground,

quite unable to look up.

For they heard a voice,

hearing witness from above:

This is my beloved Son,

who has come into the world

to save mankind.

It is indeed good to be here, as you have said, Peter. It is good to be with Jesus and to remain here for ever. What greater happiness or higher honour could we have than to be with God, to be made like him and to live in His light? Therefore, since each of us who possesses God in our heart is being transformed into the divine image, we also should cry out with joy: 'It is good for us to be here' -- here where all things shine with divine radiance, where there is joy and gladness and exultation; where there is nothing in our hearts but peace, serenity and stillness; where God is seen. For here, in our hearts, Christ takes up his abode together with the Father, saying as he enters: 'Today salvation has come to this house.' With Christ, our hearts receive all the wealth of His eternal blessings, and there where they are stored up for us in Him, we see reflected as in a mirror both the first fruits and the whole of' the world to come.

That glory which shone on the mountain top, we must remember also belongs to the plain. As we sing in a hymn for the Transfiguration,

'Tis good Lord to be here,

Yet we may not remain;

But since Lord you bid us leave the mount,

Come with us to the plain.

We are not allowed to linger there. We are bidden to journey on to Calvary and there learn of the darkness and the desolation which are the cost of glory. But from Calvary and Easter there comes the Christian hope of immense range: the hope of the transformation not only of mankind but of the cosmos too.

O God, who on the holy mount revealed to chosen witnesses your well beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistening: Show us too the splendour of your beloved Son. As we listen to the voice of your Son, help us to become heirs to eternal life with Him, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Feast of the Transfiguration

The Transfiguration foretells the glory of the Lord as God, and His Ascension into heaven .It anticipates the glory of heaven, where we shall see God face to face. Through grace, we already share in the divine promise of eternal life.
We pray :

God our Father, in the transfigured glory of Christ Your Son, You strengthen our faith by confirming the witness of Your prophets, and show us the splendor of Your beloved sons and daughters. As we listen to the voice of Your Son, help us to become heirs to eternal life with Him who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Jesus and the three apostles -- Peter, James and John -- went up to the top of Mount Tabor. At a certain moment the Divine Master disappeared from their sight to reappear all at once in a glory of light and splendor. Moses and Elijah stood on either side of him, and Jesus was talking to them. Moses represented the Law, Elijah the prophecies that had been made through the centuries, foretelling the Redemption of man. What was Jesus speaking about with these two personages of the Old Testament? Certainly not about human and worldly opinions and enterprises, nor about the enjoyment of this transient life, but about the fulfillment of the purpose of God's infinite goodness, in accordance with which the Son of God made man was about to suffer and die on the Cross in order to save mankind.
The three apostles were not yet capable of understanding all this; they were so entranced by the vision that they wished it could last forever, so intense was the joy of their hearts. Stricken with awe they fell to the ground, but were soon raised again by Jesus who had re-assumed His ordinary human appearance. "Rise, and have no fear." That was the first order He gave them, and then, as they were coming down from the mountain, He said: "Tell no one the vision, until the Son of Man is raised from the dead."
In this episode described by St Matthew there is a profound and sublime lesson for all times, and for Christians of all sorts and conditions. In this earthly life we must not expect every hour to offer us joy, pleasures and glory, even if we seek these with an honest and legitimate purpose.
( — Pope John XXIII )

Hello again my lonely blog , I'm back

I'm returning to my blog after a long missing . I'm sad and sorrowful , lonely in front of problems and difficulties of life . It's hard to mention , I shall only pray :

Most Precious Lord Jesus, Gentle And Wonderful God, Truly Awesome And Ever-present Holy Spirit,
Precious Lord Jesus, I love you.
Lord Jesus, I feel like an outcast.
I feel like a person the whole world wants to shun.
In your love and grace, show me how you were also the kind of person the whole world rejected.
In your love and grace, show me how going your way is the way of your will.
As an outcast of the world, show me how I hold a special place in your heart.
In this world, I have never "fit in" like I thought others "fit in."
In your love and in your grace, help me know in ever stronger ways each day how I always fit in with you.
All these things I humbly pray in the name of my most Blessed Lord Jesus Christ, my Mighty God, and my Ever-present Holy Spirit upon whom I can rely.

Eternal Father, I offer You the most precious blood of thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, for those in my own home and in my family. Amen