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Let the peoples praise You, O God!

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Psalm 67 Douay-Rheims Bible

May God have mercy on us, and bless us: may he cause the light of his countenance to shine upon us, and may he have mercy on us.
That we may know thy way upon earth: thy salvation in all nations.
Let people confess to thee, O God: let all people give praise to thee.
Let the nations be glad and rejoice: for thou judgest the people with justice, and directest the nations upon earth.

Let the people, O God, confess to thee: let all the people give praise to thee:
the earth hath yielded her fruit. May God, our God bless us,
may God bless us: and all the ends of the earth fear him.

Mass of Pope John Paul II in Miami Sept. 1987 Responsorial Psalm

“Let the peoples praise You, O God,

Let all the peoples praise You.

Let the holy fear of God reach to the ends of the earth.”

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Saint Augustine’s Prayer to the Holy Spirit

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Holy Spirit, powerful Consoler, sacred Bond of the Father and the Son, sweet Hope of the afflicted, Descend this day into my heart and establish therein thine amiable empire. Enkindle in my soul — alas! so tepid! — the salutary flames of thy love, that I may be inflamed and that my soul and body may be subject to thee. I believe that when thou dwellest in us, thou dost prepare a dwelling for the Father and the Son. Deign then to come to me.
Come, O sweet Consoler of abandoned souls!
Come, O Protector of those who are in need!
Succor of the afflicted, come and purify me; suffer no evil desire to take possession of me; heal all my wounds.
Come to me, Strength of the weak, Support of the wavering;
Come to me, O thou who lovest the humble and resistest the proud;
Come to me, Hope of the needy, Father of orphans;
Come to me, Star that guidest the mariner in his way, and offerest a secure harbor to the shipwrecked;
Come to me, True glory of the living, sole hope of the dying;
Make me all that thou wishest me to be, and conduct me by thy grace, so that I may be ever pleasing to thee. Amen.

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The Footwashing

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From St. Faustina’s diary

“Jesus allowed me to enter the Cenacle, and I was a witness to what happened there. However, I was most deeply moved when, before the Consecration, Jesus raised His eyes to heaven and entered into a mysterious conversation with His Father. It is only in eternity that we shall really understand that moment. His eyes were like two flames; His face was radiant, white as snow; His whole personage full of majesty, His soul full of longing. At the moment of Consecration, love rested satiated — the sacrifice was fully consummated. Now only the external ceremony of death will be carried out — external destruction; the essence of the sacrifice is in the Cenacle. Never in my whole life had I understood this mystery so profoundly as during that hour of adoration. Oh how ardently I desire that the whole world would come to know this unfathomable mystery!” (Diary, Notebook II, 684, emphasis added)
Saint Faustina states, therefore, that the death of Our Lord indeed mystically and sacramentally preceded that bloody scene on Calvary. She tells us that just as the Mass is the re-presentation of that act on Calvary, the first Eucharist in the Cenacle was the pre-presentation of that very same saving act. Thus it was that the Son of Man’s glory and the glorification of His Father occurred on the first Holy Thursday. Thus was the Church born. Our Lord willed to make His death truly — not figuratively — present through the Eucharist on the First Holy Thursday — before He suffered — so that the Church would owe her origin directly to the Eucharist.
Because the Eucharist truly makes Calvary present at the Consecration of the Mass, it means that one has no further to go than to Mass to be truly present at the foot of the cross on Calvary — as truly as Mary and John were there two thousand years ago! Catholics do not look to an “old rugged cross on a hill far away” to reflect upon the saving action of God for us, they have only to kneel in silent adoration and wonder on Mount Calvary as they assist at the Consecration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and bend low as the Precious Blood of our Savior pours out upon us in a veritable flood of divine grace and redemption.
Therefore, the Footwashing is not merely a striking example of the God-Man’s profound humble obedience to His Father. Through the Eucharistic celebration our Savior makes Himself present for His Church in His greatest act of love for His own and then offers Himself as the food of that life of His that is received at baptism and shared with Him by grace. Truly John shows why the Eucharist is the fount and apex of the Church.
The Footwashing is the death of Jesus Christ that brings judgment upon the world through the establishment of the Covenant of the sons of God in the Son. By the New Covenant one becomes a part of the “New Israel”, branches of the “True Vine”. (Jn 15:1,5) The New Commandment is about imitating what Jesus accomplished in the Footwashing, which is John’s allegory for the Eucharist. The New Commandment is the bestowal of Christ’s universal mission to all the new children of God incorporated into the Son. They must participate in the mission of Jesus Christ to bring all men to accept His saving mission and become children of the Father: “To those who did accept Him He gave power to become children of God”. (Jn 1:12) The New Commandment is a command to evangelizing action in union with the death of Jesus that is re-presented (i.e., made present) in the Eucharist. The New Commandment is John’s presentation and explanation of the commandment of evangelization — to go into all the world to preach the Gospel — that is expressed by the Synoptic Gospels in the commissioning of the disciples with the missionary mandate. (see Mt 28:18-20; Mk 16:15-18; Lk 24:46-49)

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Fear not, little flock, for it hath pleased your Father to give you a kingdom – St Luke 12:32

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And I say to you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God. But he that shall deny me before men, shall be denied before the angels of God. St Luke 12:8-9
22 And he said to his disciples: Therefore I say to you, be not solicitous for your life, what you shall eat; nor for your body, what you shall put on. 23 The life is more than the meat, and the body is more than the raiment. 24 Consider the ravens, for they sow not, neither do they reap, neither have they storehouse nor barn, and God feedeth them. How much are you more valuable than they? 25 And which of you, by taking thought, can add to his stature one cubit? 26 If then ye be not able to do so much as the least thing, why are you solicitous for the rest? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they labour not, neither do they spin. But I say to you, not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these. 28 Now if God clothe in this manner the grass that is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more you, O ye of little faith? 29 And seek not you what you shall eat, or what you shall drink: and be not lifted up on high. 30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek. But your Father knoweth that you have need of these things. 31 But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you. 32 Fear not, little flock, for it hath pleased your Father to give you a kingdom.
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. 47 And that servant who knew the will of his lord, and prepared not himself, and did not according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he that knew not, and did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. And unto whomsoever much is given, of him much shall be required: and to whom they have committed much, of him they will demand the more.
49 I am come to cast fire on the earth; and what will I, but that it be kindled? 50 And I have a baptism wherewith I am to be baptized: and how am I straitened until it be accomplished? 51 Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.
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13 And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child. 14 But the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, so that she could fly into the wilderness to her place, where she was nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. 15 And the serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood. 16 But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and drank up the river which the dragon poured out of his mouth. 17 So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.

During the Holy Hour 3:00 hour Feast of Divine Mercy … regarding the grace of the indulgence

Revelation 7:14 I said to him, “My lord, you know.” And he said to …
… These are those who are coming out of the great tribulation, and they did wash theirrobes, and they made their robes white in the blood of the Lamb; … Rev. … biblecc.com/revelation/7-14.htm – 18k
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Let the peoples praise You, O God!

Posted on April 1, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Psalm 67 Douay-Rheims Bible

May God have mercy on us, and bless us: may he cause the light of his countenance to shine upon us, and may he have mercy on us.
That we may know thy way upon earth: thy salvation in all nations.
Let people confess to thee, O God: let all people give praise to thee.
Let the nations be glad and rejoice: for thou judgest the people with justice, and directest the nations upon earth.

Let the people, O God, confess to thee: let all the people give praise to thee:
the earth hath yielded her fruit. May God, our God bless us,
may God bless us: and all the ends of the earth fear him.

Mass of Pope John Paul II in Miami Sept. 1987 Responsorial Psalm

“Let the peoples praise You, O God,

Let all the peoples praise You.

Let the holy fear of God reach to the ends of the earth.”

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Saint Augustine’s Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Posted on April 1, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Holy Spirit, powerful Consoler, sacred Bond of the Father and the Son, sweet Hope of the afflicted, Descend this day into my heart and establish therein thine amiable empire. Enkindle in my soul — alas! so tepid! — the salutary flames of thy love, that I may be inflamed and that my soul and body may be subject to thee. I believe that when thou dwellest in us, thou dost prepare a dwelling for the Father and the Son. Deign then to come to me.
Come, O sweet Consoler of abandoned souls!
Come, O Protector of those who are in need!
Succor of the afflicted, come and purify me; suffer no evil desire to take possession of me; heal all my wounds.
Come to me, Strength of the weak, Support of the wavering;
Come to me, O thou who lovest the humble and resistest the proud;
Come to me, Hope of the needy, Father of orphans;
Come to me, Star that guidest the mariner in his way, and offerest a secure harbor to the shipwrecked;
Come to me, True glory of the living, sole hope of the dying;
Make me all that thou wishest me to be, and conduct me by thy grace, so that I may be ever pleasing to thee. Amen.

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The Footwashing

Posted on April 1, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

From St. Faustina’s diary

“Jesus allowed me to enter the Cenacle, and I was a witness to what happened there. However, I was most deeply moved when, before the Consecration, Jesus raised His eyes to heaven and entered into a mysterious conversation with His Father. It is only in eternity that we shall really understand that moment. His eyes were like two flames; His face was radiant, white as snow; His whole personage full of majesty, His soul full of longing. At the moment of Consecration, love rested satiated — the sacrifice was fully consummated. Now only the external ceremony of death will be carried out — external destruction; the essence of the sacrifice is in the Cenacle. Never in my whole life had I understood this mystery so profoundly as during that hour of adoration. Oh how ardently I desire that the whole world would come to know this unfathomable mystery!” (Diary, Notebook II, 684, emphasis added)
Saint Faustina states, therefore, that the death of Our Lord indeed mystically and sacramentally preceded that bloody scene on Calvary. She tells us that just as the Mass is the re-presentation of that act on Calvary, the first Eucharist in the Cenacle was the pre-presentation of that very same saving act. Thus it was that the Son of Man’s glory and the glorification of His Father occurred on the first Holy Thursday. Thus was the Church born. Our Lord willed to make His death truly — not figuratively — present through the Eucharist on the First Holy Thursday — before He suffered — so that the Church would owe her origin directly to the Eucharist.
Because the Eucharist truly makes Calvary present at the Consecration of the Mass, it means that one has no further to go than to Mass to be truly present at the foot of the cross on Calvary — as truly as Mary and John were there two thousand years ago! Catholics do not look to an “old rugged cross on a hill far away” to reflect upon the saving action of God for us, they have only to kneel in silent adoration and wonder on Mount Calvary as they assist at the Consecration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and bend low as the Precious Blood of our Savior pours out upon us in a veritable flood of divine grace and redemption.
Therefore, the Footwashing is not merely a striking example of the God-Man’s profound humble obedience to His Father. Through the Eucharistic celebration our Savior makes Himself present for His Church in His greatest act of love for His own and then offers Himself as the food of that life of His that is received at baptism and shared with Him by grace. Truly John shows why the Eucharist is the fount and apex of the Church.
The Footwashing is the death of Jesus Christ that brings judgment upon the world through the establishment of the Covenant of the sons of God in the Son. By the New Covenant one becomes a part of the “New Israel”, branches of the “True Vine”. (Jn 15:1,5) The New Commandment is about imitating what Jesus accomplished in the Footwashing, which is John’s allegory for the Eucharist. The New Commandment is the bestowal of Christ’s universal mission to all the new children of God incorporated into the Son. They must participate in the mission of Jesus Christ to bring all men to accept His saving mission and become children of the Father: “To those who did accept Him He gave power to become children of God”. (Jn 1:12) The New Commandment is a command to evangelizing action in union with the death of Jesus that is re-presented (i.e., made present) in the Eucharist. The New Commandment is John’s presentation and explanation of the commandment of evangelization — to go into all the world to preach the Gospel — that is expressed by the Synoptic Gospels in the commissioning of the disciples with the missionary mandate. (see Mt 28:18-20; Mk 16:15-18; Lk 24:46-49)

see full article
http://www.adoremus.org/0306Footwashing.html

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