Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Gift upon gift... grace upon grace...

 Out of the good treasure of His heart
He bringeth forth that which is good. ~ Luke 6:45

 Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament by Lawrence OP.

"Prayer ought to be humble, fervent, resigned,
persevering and accompanied with great reverence.
One should consider that he stands in the 
presence of a Godand speaks with a Lord 
before whom the angels tremble with awe and fear."

St Mary Magdalene de'Pazzi
Italy ~ 1566-1607
Carmelite nun, mystic
Co-patron of Naples
Feast Day - May 25

"Trials are nothing else but the forge 
that purifies the soul of all its imperfections." 
St Mary Magdalene de'Pazzi

PHOTO above:  Fr Armand de Malleray FSSP - Benediction in Blackfriars, Oxford  - 15 May 2010

Joyously remembering the Ordination of
Fr Spencer J Howe - 25 May 2013
and in eternal gratitude for all men
Our Lord has called to the altar as priests.

"O my priest, how can you dare to make an offering of Me 
truly and totally complete, if you haven't first made 
the offering of yourself, totally complete." - Mgr Vladimir Ghika

Let us not grow weary of praying for our priests!

 Prayer by Pope Benedict XVI
Lord Jesus Christ, eternal High Priest,
you offered yourself to the Father on the altar of the cross
and through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit
gave your priestly people a share in your redeeming sacrifice.
Hear our prayer for the sanctification of our priests.
Grant that all who are ordained to the ministerial priesthood
may be ever more conformed to you, the Divine Master.
May they preach the Gospel with pure heart and clear conscience.
Let them be shepherds according to your own heart,
single-minded in service to you and to the Church,
and shining examples of a holy, simple, and joyful life.
Through the prayers of the Blessed Virgin Mary, your Mother and ours,
draw all priests and the flocks entrusted to their care
to the fullness of eternal life where you live and reign
with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.