Monday, September 5, 2016

Abandoning God's mysteries to God...

 "The Eucharist bathes the tormented soul 
in light and love." - St. Bernadette Soubirous

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"Let weak and frail man come here suppliantly
to adore the Sacrament of Christ,
not to discuss high things,
or wish to penetrate difficulties,
but to bow down to secret things in humble veneration,
and to abandon God's mysteries to God,
for Truth deceives no man -
Almighty God can do all things.  Amen."

St Paul of the Cross

American Federal Holiday
First Monday in September

"Work is not only good in the sense that it is useful or something to enjoy; it is also good as being something worthy, that is to say, something that corresponds to man's dignity, that expresses this dignity and increases it. ... Work is a good thing for man - a good thing for his humanity  - because through work man not only transforms nature, adapting it to his own needs, but he also achieves fulfillment as a human being and indeed in a sense becomes 'more a human being.'" ~ St JP II, Laborem Exercens #9

“Prayer after Work ”, by Fr. Peter John Cameron, o.p.
From Blessing Prayers.
© Magnificat – Used with permission.    

Most merciful Father, thank you for this day of work with all its achievements as well as its  burdens.  Thank you for all the successes, the challenges, and even the difficulties that it brought to me.  Your Son once said to His Apostles, "Come by yourselves to an out-of-the-way place and rest a little." Thank you for this gift of rest.  May this time be a chance for me to renew my gratitude for all your blessings.  In your great compassion and generosity, please be mindful of those who are out of work.  And help me to do a better job tomorrow.  I ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 St Joseph, patron of the Worker, pray for us!

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