Saturday, January 7, 2017

How glorious the cup! ... cup overflows. - Psalm 23:5

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“Look then on Jesus, the author and preserver of faith: 
in complete sinlessness He suffered, and at the hands of those
who were His own, and was numbered among the wicked. 
As you drink the cup of the Lord Jesus (how glorious it is!),
give thanks to the Lord, the giver of all blessings."

 From a letter of
St. Raymond of Peñafort
nee Spain~ 1175-1275
Lawyer, Dominican (contemporary of St Thomas Aquinas)
Wise and holy Confessor
Founder - Order of Our Lady of Ransom
Compiled Church's legal documents into one source (Canon Law)
Patron of Lawyers and Canon Lawyers
Feast Day - January 7

Photo above: Maj. Jeffrey Whorton, a Roman Catholic priest, celebrating Mass
at St Elijah's Monastery near Mosul in northern Iraq

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"May the God of love and peace set your hearts at rest and speed you on
your journey; may He meanwhile shelter you from disturbance of others
in the hidden recesses of His love, until He brings you at last into that place
of complete plenitude where you will repose for ever in the vision of peace,
in the security of trust, and in the restful enjoyment of His riches. "
- St Raymond of Peñafort

St. Raymond of Peñafort, pray for us!

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