Friday, December 7, 2018

Throw wide the gate of your heart...

ADVENT assures us that Someone is coming
Who will fill our lives 
with everything we are looking for... 

The LORD is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear? 
The LORD is the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid?
 - Psalm 27:1-2

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"Let your door stand open to receive Him, unlock
your soul to Him, offer Him a welcome in your mind,
and then you will see the riches of simplicity,
the treasures of peace, the joy of grace.

Throw wide the gate of your heart,
stand before the sun of the everlasting light."

St Ambrose
Italy ~ 340-397
Father* and Doctor of the Church 
*One of four original Doctors of the Latin Church. 
He died on Holy Saturday (April 4) in the year 397 AD. 
His feast day in the Roman calendar is December 7, 
the day he was ordained bishop.
Spiritual father of St Augustine
Bishop of Milan
Model Bishop and eloquent preacher
Credited with composing the "Te Deum" hymn
Feast Day - December 7

"One day after he had celebrated Holy Mass, St Ambrose was approached
by a woman afflicted with paralysis who wanted to kiss his hands.
The woman had great faith in those hands that had
consecrated the Eucharist; and she was cured at once."
(From Jesus Our Eucharistic Love, Fr Stephano M Manelli)

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Click here: St. Ambrose - YouTube 
Ambrose of Milan Quotes (Author of On the Mysteries)

Let us today make this our prayer too:
Prayer of St Ambrose

Lord, teach me to seek You,
and reveal Yourself to me when I seek You.
For I cannot seek You unless You first teach me, 
nor find You unless You first reveal Yourself to me.
Let me seek You in longing and long for You in seeking. 
Let me find You in love, and love You in finding. 

St Ambrose, pray for us!

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