Monday, May 27, 2013

Radiating Christ prayer

 “The minutes that follow Communion
are the most precious we have in our lives.”~ St Magdalena de Pazzi

Dear Jesus, help me to spread Your fragrance everywhere I go. Flood my soul with Your spirit and life. Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly, that my life may only be a radiance of Yours. Shine through me, and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel Your presence in my soul. Let them look up and see no longer me, but only Jesus!

Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as You shine, so to shine as to be a light to others. The light, O Jesus, will be all from You; none of it will be mine. It will be you, shining on others through me. Let me thus praise You the way You love best, by shining on those around me. Let me preach You without preaching, not by words but by my example, by the catching force of the sympathetic influence of what I do,the evident fullness of the love my heart bears to You.  Amen.
Beautiful prayer by Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman. This Prayer was recited daily after Communion by Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta and continues to be so by her Missionaries of Charity. It known as the Radiating Christ or Fragrance Prayer. Cardinal Newman was as an Anglican priest, who converted to Roman Catholicism in 1845 at the age of 44, and was subsequently ordained a Catholic priest. He was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI on 9/19/10.

1 comment:

  1. It is a beautiful prayer, Janette! So many times, I feel I should be reduced to absolute nothingness to let only Jesus be seen. Thanks for sharing it, I have begun learning it already.