Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Bringing our hearts to His

The Perfect Sacrifice ~ Tommy Canning

“Our lives must be woven around the Eucharist...
fix your eyes on Him Who is the light;
bring your hearts close to His Divine Heart;
ask Him to grant you the grace of knowing Him,
the love of loving Him, the courage to serve Him.
Seek Him fervently.”

Bl Mother Teresa of Calcutta
(Quote chosen to honor St Photina)

St Photina
Samaritan Woman at the Well
Evangelizer of the Faith, Martyr
Name meaning: “resplendent” or “shining with light”
Historical FEAST DAY - March 20


By the well of Jacob, O holy one, /
thou didst find the Water /
of eternal and blessed life; /
and having partaken /
thereof, O wise Photina, /
thou wentest forth proclaiming Christ, the Anointed One.
(Megalynarion for St. Photina, according to the Byzantine usage)

 St Photina, pray for us - that we may have zeal for the faith!

Fourteen years ago today I joyfully reconciled with the Catholic Church and inso doing enabled to fully partake of the Holy Eucharist, the Sacrament of Charity and Unity. Let us join in the holy endeavor of praying and living lives that speak of the power and love of our Eucharistic Lord - to come to know, love and serve him more and more - and to draw many to the inexhaustible riches of His Sacred Heart. “I will not rest until I find the whole world devoted to the Blessed Sacrament!” Bl. Didacus Joseph of Cadiz.  Amen. ~ Janette


  1. Oh wow Janette! That's an amazing bit of testimony. Would love to read the entire journey. Praying that you may grow still stronger in the love of our Eucharistic Lord.

  2. Oh wow is right, Ruth! I am so, so joyous to be in the Church, participating in her sacramental way of life. There is no life that can be fuller - yes, it is the fullness!

    And to think the Lord has given a call to His holy priesthood to my son - considering that he was raised within the Protestant realms. Surely, the graces and love of God lavish us! His Love is beyond all telling! His plans will not be thwarted!

    May you continue in your holy Lenten journey, Ruth - to know, love and serve our Lord more and more!

  3. I completely agree. His mercies are never ending!