Monday, July 22, 2013

Perfume of prayer

May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up
of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.  - Psalm 141:2
"Yes, I am happy, perfectly happy; and do you wish to know where I find true happiness? At the feet of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. …

I would strongly urge that, even as the Magdalene anointed the Lord’s feet with tears and perfumed oil, you too would pour out the perfume of constant prayer and contemplation at the foot of the tabernacle. I should like the Eucharist to become a burning flame for your soul, so that, immersed in that flame, it might emerge burning with love and great-heartedness.

I should like to see this Eucharistic altar, on which Jesus is sacrificed, accept your offering too, so that you may become a victim of love, whose perfume rises to the throne of the Eternal God!"

Fr. Augustine Mary Of The Most Blessed Sacrament
Carmelite priest  (1821 to 1871)

Mary Magdalene washes the feet of Jesus ~ Basilica of the Annunciation -~ Nazareth, Israel
St Mary Magdalene
Disciple of Jesus
Feast Day – July 22

“The story of Mary of Magdala reminds us all of a fundamental truth. A disciple of Christ is one who, in the experience of human weakness, has had the humility to ask for His help, has been healed by Him and has set out following closely after Him, becoming a witness of the power of His merciful love that is stronger than sin and death.” – Pope Benedict XVI

St Mary Magdalene, pray for us! 

One thing I ask of the Lord, this I seek,
to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life. – Psalm 27

Sr Amelia (Hueller) ~ FINAL VOWS
as a Dominican Sister of St Cecilia - Nashville, TN
Cathedral of Incarnation ~ 9:30 AM Mass

Let us pray in thanksgiving and JOY for her "yes"!

1 comment:

  1. Heavenly Father, hold Sister Amelia in your precious hands and keep her close to you today and always.