Saturday, March 9, 2013

The only need...

 One thing I have asked of the LORD, that will I seek after;
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the LORD,
and to inquire in His temple.  ~ Psalm 27: 4

"I need nothing in this world in order to be happy.
I only need to see Jesus in heaven,
Whom I now see and adore on the altar
with the eyes of faith."

St Dominic Savio
Italy ~ 1842-1857 
Joined St John Bosco as student
at the Oratory in Turin at age 12
Patron of Teens
FEAST DAY - March 9

    As a youth, Dominic spent hours rapt in prayer. His raptures he called "my distractions." Even in play, he said that at times, "It seems heaven is opening just above me. I am afraid I may say or do something that will make the other boys laugh." Dominic would say, "I can't do big things. But I want all I do, even the smallest thing, to be for the greater glory of God."
     On his deathbed, Dominic prayed, “Jesus, Mary and Joseph, assist me in my last agony!” A change came over him and he sat up to say his final words: What beautiful things I see!”

 St Dominic Savio, ora pro nobis!

No comments:

Post a Comment