Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Hold nothing back...

 "May the burning and most sweet power of Your love, 
O Lord Jesus Christ, beseech You, absorb my mind that 
may die through love of Your love, Who were graciously 
to die through love of my love." St. Francis 

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Meditation of St. Francis of Assisi

Let everyone be struck with fear,
the whole world tremble, and the heavens exult 
when Christ, the Son of the living God,
is present on the altar in the hands of a priest!

O wonderful loftiness
and stupendous dignity!
O sublime humility!
O humble sublimity!
The Lord of the universe,
God and the Son of God,
so humbles Himself
that He hides Himself
for our salvation
under an ordinary piece of bread!

See the humility of God, brothers,
and pour out your hearts before Him!
Humble yourselves that you may be exalted by Him!
Hold back nothing of yourselves for yourselves,
that He Who gives Himself
 totally to you
may receive you 

St Francis of Assisi
Deacon, Founder, Stigmatist
a.k.a. - "the little beggar"
Italy ~ 1181 - 1226
 Founder: Friars Minor (Franciscans)
Co-founder w/St Clare: Order of Poor Ladies (Poor Clares)
Founder :  Third Order of Penance (for laity)
Started Eucharistic Adoration in Italy
Feast Day - October 4
Painting above:  Artist: Mary Jane Miller

Artist: Michael O'Brien

"Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society."
- St Francis of Assisi

St Francis of Assisi, pray for us!
Blessed namesake day, Pope Francis!

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

How consoling the Eucharist...

"If you lean with all your weight 
upon Providence, you will find 
yourselves well supported. - St Theodore

"How consoling is the mystery of the Eucharist! 
If we knew how to appreciate it,
it would suffice to fortify and sustain us.

Is there anything sweeter than to have a friend
to whom we may at any hour
confide our difficulties and our pain?"

St Theodore Guerin
France -- 1798 -1856
aka: St Theodora
Foundress:  Sisters of Providence 
of Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods
Feast Day - Oct 3

"What have we to do in order to be saints?
Nothing extraordinary; nothing more than 
what we do every day.  Only do it for His love."
 St Mother Theodore Guerin

At the time of her beatification, Pope JPII 
pronounced the life of Mother Theodore Guerin 
as "a perfect blend of humanness and holiness".