Friday, June 21, 2013

Christ's love compels...

 For Christ's love compels us... II Cor 5:14a

Exquisite  stained glass in St Peter's Catholic Church ~ St Charles, Missouri ~ USA

"It is said of St Aloysius Gonzaga that he used to receive Communion once a week and that he was accustomed to spend three days in preparation before it and three days in thanksgiving after it.  ... By this means, the angelic youth was enabled to walk continually with God; one Communion was the preparation for another; thus, he constantly advanced in purity of heart and in love for Jesus Christ."

Fr Michael Muller, CSSR
The Blessed Eucharist, Our Greatest Treasure
 St Aloysius Gonzaga
Italy ~ 1568-1591
Jesuit seminarian, Patron of Youth
FEAST DAY - June 21 
"I confess that I am bewildered and lose myself at the thought of Divine Goodness, a sea without shore and fathomless, of God who calls me to an eternal rest after such short and tiny labors - summons and calls me to heaven, to that supreme Good..."  ~ St Aloysius

St. Aloysius spent a lot of time in prayer especially before the
Blessed Sacrament.  So much so that when it came time to make a
painting of him it was decided to make it of him kneeling in adoration
before of our Lord Jesus since this reflected best of who he was.
St Aloysius, pray for us!
ORDAINED to the Holy Priesthood of Jesus Christ TODAY
Friday, June 21, 2013
Oh, day of Love Divine, all loves excelling! 
An Old German saying:
It is worth wearing out a pair of shoes to walk
to receive a priest's First Blessing!
Rev Mr Michael Garry ~ Diocese of Duluth (Minnesota)
 Rev Mr Elias Gieske ~ Diocese of Duluth
Rev Mr Nicholas Nelson ~ Diocese of Duluth
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary ~ 4 PM Mass

Let us hold them in prayer and offer thanksgiving for their 'YES'!

 "At the very moment of your ordination, through the liturgical sign of the laying-on of hands, Christ took you under His special protection; you are concealed under His hands and in His Heart.  Plunge deep into His love and give Him your love in return!  When your hands were anointed with oil, a sign of the Holy Ghost, they were destined to serve the Lord as if they were His hands at work in the world around us today.  They can no longer belong to just you, but have to carry forth to the world the witness of His love."
Pope Benedict XVI (Warsaw, 25 May 2006)

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