Friday, August 23, 2013

"Inundated with happiness"

Come and share your master's happiness! - Matthew 25: 21/23

“St Rose of Lima was so ardent in her love of God in the Blessed Sacrament that when she knelt in His presence the fire which sparkled in her eyes showed the flame which consumed her soul.  At times she appeared like an angel.  If anyone asked her what effects the Blessed Sacrament produced in her, she stammered and said she had no words to express them, but that she seemed to pass entirely into God, and was inundated with such happiness that nothing in common life could be compared to it” (pg 34, Hidden Treasure).  ...

“St Joseph Benedict LaBre, St Paschal Baylon and St Rose of Lima are three saints that we know of who spent forty straight hours in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament commemorating the forty hours Christ was in the tomb” (pg 39, Hidden Treasure).

Excerpts:  Hidden Treasure, The Riches of the Eucharist (Louis Kaczmarek)

St Rose of Lima
Peru ~ 1586-1617
Father - Spaniard ~ Mother - Indian
Third Order Dominican, Mystic
Patroness of the Americas, Philippines
FEAST DAY - Aug 23
"Apart from the cross there is no other ladder
by which we may get to heaven." ~ St Rose of Lima
St Rose of Lima, pray for us!

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