Monday, April 26, 2021

Consecrating the ordinary...

 "Our life must reach out toward the Infinite,
and from that source we must draw whatever 
we can expect of merit and dignity." - Bl Contardo Ferrini

"Then the sacred moment arrives when we receive our Lord
and are united with Him.  The moment itself is fleeting;
it takes just a quick swallow, a short turn, and we walk back to our seats.

To transform this ordinary routine... At the moment 
of communion, we could use some mental or vocal aspiration
such as that of St Francis de Sales:
Who am I, Lord, and who are you?

 or perhaps that of St Elizabeth: 
Where does this blessing come from -
that my Lord should come to me? (Luke 1:43)

or that of St John the Evangelist: 
Yes, come, Lord Jesus. (Rev 22:20)

...the actual thought or saying can be anything that helps us
to focus on the moment immediately before us."

Fr Thomas F Dailey, O.S.F.S.
Excerpt from book: Live Today Well,
St Francis de Sales's Simple Approach to Holiness (2015)

Day 4
Novena to St Joseph

Feast Day:  May 1 (Patron of Workers)
St Joseph, pray for us!

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