Saturday, July 27, 2013

Divine Sacristan of Love

 To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood...
to Him be glory and power for ever and ever ! Amen. - Rev 1:5b, 6b 

Prayer to Our Lady of the Precious Blood

O Virgin Mary, through the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit, Thou didst give a human nature to Thy Divine Son without which He could not have suffered and redeemed. On His eighth day, Thou didst bring Him to the Temple for His first anxious bloodshedding in anticipation of His Cross.  At Cana, Thou didst send Him to His Hour of Redemption by asking Him to begin His public life by working His first Miracle; at the Cross, Thou didst stand as an active participant of His Redemption and Thou didst hear thyself called to be the mother of men, as, at Bethlehem, Thou wast called in the Visitation to be the Mother of God. When Thy Divine Son was taken down from the Cross and laid in Your Arms as a Paten, though Thou were not a priest, Thou couldst say, as no priest has said, the words of consecration: 'This is My Body; this is My Blood." Thus, the chalice which He drank and the bread which He offered were prepared by you as the Divine Sacristan of Love. Grant that, through the shedding of His Blood, we shed no more blood of our brothers in war. Without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sins, but may all of the sins of the world be remitted through the blood of Him Whom Thou wert the Ciborium of the flesh during nine months and His Mother and ours through time and eternity.

Ven. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Missionary of Charity Sister receiving the Precious Blood

ORDAINED to the Holy Priesthood of Jesus Christ TODAY
Saturday, July 27, 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 Terry McGowan ~ Diocese of Nashville (Tennesee)
Rev Mr Justin Raines ~ Diocese of Nashville 
Cathedral of the Incarnation ~ 10:00 AM Mass

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

No comments:

Post a Comment