Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The tenderest of friends

 "I find my consolation in the one and only companion who will
never leave me, that is, our Divine Saviour in the Holy Eucharist.
. . . It is at the foot of the altar that we find the strength necessary
in this isolation of ours. Without the Blessed Sacrament a position
like mine would be unbearable. But, having Our Lord at my side,
I continue always to be happy and content. . . .

Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the most tender of friends with
souls who seek to please Him. His goodness knows how to proportion itself to the smallest of His creatures as to the greatest of them.Be not afraid then in your solitary conversations, to tell Him of your miseries, your fears, your worries, of those who are dear to you, of your projects, and of your hopes. Do so with confidence and with an open heart.”

St Damien of Molokai
Belgian by birth (Jozef Damien de Vuester)
Priest, Missionary to Hawaii
Known as: Apostle to the Lepers
FEAST DAY - May 10 

 More on St Damien (including UTube):

“Jesus Christ treats missionaries in a very special manner,
for it is He who guides their footsteps
and preserves them from all danger." - St Damien

Ste Damien of Molokai, ora pro nobis!

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