Monday, July 15, 2013

Pierce my inmost soul...

Thou dost show me the path of life;
in thy presence is fullness of joy,
in thy right hand are pleasures for evermore. – Psalm 16:11
Prayer after Communion (St Bonaventure)
Pierce, O most Sweet Lord Jesus, my inmost soul with the most joyous and healthful wound of Thy love, with true, serene, and most holy apostolic charity, that my soul may ever languish and melt with love and longing for Thee, that it may yearn for Thee and faint for Thy courts, and long to be dissolved and to be with Thee.
Grant that my soul may hunger after Thee, the bread of angels, the refreshment of holy souls, our daily and supersubstantial bread, having all sweetness and savor and every delight of taste; let my heart ever hunger after and feed upon Thee, upon whom the angels desire to look, and may my inmost soul be filled with the sweetness of Thy savor; may it ever thirst after Thee, the fountain of life, the fountain of wisdom and knowledge, the fountain of eternal light, the torrent of pleasure, the richness of the house of God.
May it ever compass Thee, seek Thee, find Thee, run to Thee, attain Thee, meditate upon Thee, speak of Thee, and do all things to the praise and glory of Thy name, with humility and discretion, with love and delight, with ease and affection, and with perseverance unto the end.
May Thou alone be ever my hope, my entire assurance, my riches, my delight, my pleasure, my joy, my rest and tranquility, my peace, my sweetness, my fragrance, my sweet savor, my food, my refreshment, my refuge, my help, my wisdom, my portion, my possession and my treasure, in whom may my mind and my heart be fixed and firmly rooted immovably henceforth and for ever.  Amen.  

St Bonaventure
Italy ~ 1221 - 1274
Franciscan, Prolific writer
Bishop, Cardinal and Doctor of the Church
Known as "Seraphic Doctor"
FEAST DAY - July 15
"In everything, whether it is a thing sensed or a thing known,
God Himself is hidden within." ~ St. Bonaventure 

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St Bonaventure, pray for us! 


  1. Janette...

    As always, coming here it like coming to a peaceful oasis. I hope my blog will do the same someday...for God's greater glory.

    Thank you for instilling a hunger and desire for the Most Holy Eucharist!

  2. Theresa - Together let us pray that all will come to know, love and serve our Eucharistic Lord more and more... This blog is an archival spot for these offerings which I send via email as well. Every morning when I send them to the many email addresses I pray Memorares for this aim of greater knowing, loving and serving - for the precious souls that are recipients of the Meditations. When you visit this blog perhaps you could do the same. Join me in one Memorare for that aim. Remember O...