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17 May – St. Paschal Baylon, Patron of all Eucharistic Societies, Pray for us.

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Put away every attachment, all care and solicitude, and serve, love, honor, and adore our Lord and God with a pure heart and mind … A man is really clean of heart when he has no time for the things of this world but is always searching for the things of Heaven.
– Saint Francis of Assisi Franciscan Rule and Admonitions
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Litany of St. Paschal Baylon,
Patron of Eucharistic Congresses

St. Paschal was of peasant birth in Aragon in 1540 and was a shepherd until he became a lay-Brother of the Alcantarine reform of the Friars Minor; died at Villareal 1592, beatified by Pope Paul V, canonized 1690 by Pope Alexander VIII; because of his devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and defense of true Eucharistic doctrine before a Calvinist mob Pope Leo XIII in 1897 declared him Patron of all Eucharistic societies and assemblies.

The litany, bearing imprint of the Commissariat of the Holy Land, was issued “approba. tione Ecclesiastica.” Feast of St. Paschal, 17 May, dp. in Latin Church since 1784, dp. 11 cl. by Franciscans, dp. majus at Naples where he is Minor Patron.

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, Pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, Pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins, Pray for us.
Saint Paschal, Pray for us.
Thou ardent adorer of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Pray for us.
Who as a child sought thy bliss before the Tabernacle, Pray for us.
Who assisted at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
with the most fervent devotion, Pray for us.
Who as a shepherd-boy was favored with an apparition
of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Pray for us.
Who as a Religious didst remain day and night
at the foot of the Altar, Pray for us.
Who in meditating on the Most Blessed Sacrament
wert filled with heavenly wisdom, Pray for us.
Who didst joyfully make known thy belief
in the Most Blessed Sacrament, Pray for us.
Who didst defend with holy zeal the Presence of Christ
in the Most Blessed Sacrament, Pray for us.
Who didst endure persecution and suffering f
or Our Saviour in the Blessed Sacrament, Pray for us.
Who didst end thy life in adoration
of the Most Blossed Sacrament, Pray for us.
Who didst show reverence to the Most Blessed Sacrament
after death, Pray for us.
Who dost prepare thy faithful clients for the reception
of the Holy Viaticum, Pray for us.
Who, because of thy wonderful devotion toward
the Most Blessed Sacrament, hast been declared by Holy Church
the Patron of all Eucharistic Congresses, Pray for us.
Thou model of true simplicity of heart and humility, Pray for us.
Thou lover of evangelical poverty, Pray for us.
Thou model of faithful obedience, Pray for us.
Thou lily of holy purity, Pray for us.
Thou great penitent, Pray for us.
Thou ardent client of the Blessed Virgin Mary the Mother of God, Pray for us.
Thou faithful son of Saint Francis, Pray for us.
Thou pride of the Seraphic Order, Pray for us.
Thou father of the poor and needy, Pray for us.
Thou great Wonder-worker, Pray for us.
That thou mayest obtain for us a lively faith
and tender devotion toward the Most Blessed Sacrament,
We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou mayest obtain for us an ardent love for Him
Who in the Most Blessed Sacrament has loved us to the end,
We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou mayest obtain for us a holy zeal in assisting at Mass,
We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou mayest obtain for us a holy longing for frequent reception
of the Most Blessed Sacrament, We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou mayest through thy intercession guard us
from unworthy reception of the Most Blessed Sacrament,
We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou mayest help us through humility and purity of heart
to become true lovers of the Eucharistic Saviour, We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou mayest promote the endeavors
of Eucharistic Societies by thy powerful intercessions,
We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou mayest obtain for us the greatest of all graces,
to depart this life after the worthy reception of the Holy Viaticum,
We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou mayest obtain for the enemies
of the Most Blessed Sacrament the grace of conversion,
We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou mayest obtain for us a childlike devotion to the Mother of God,
We beseech thee, hear us.
That thou mayest obtain for us eternal happiness,
We beseech thee, hear us.
Saint Paschal, our patron in life and death,
We beseech thee, hear us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world:
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world:
Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world:
Have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Our Father-
Hail, Mary
V. Saint Paschal, Patron of All Eucharistic Societies, pray for us
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.
O God, Who dost glorify those who glorify Thee
and desirest to be honored in Thy Saints:
grant, we beseech Thee,
that we may worthily extol the glorious merits of Saint Paschal,
imitate his virtues, and rejoice in his powerful intercession
before Thy Heavenly Throne.
Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son,
Who liveth and reigneth with Thee
in the unity of the Holy Ghost,
God, world without end. Amen.

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Prayer to Our Lady of Sheshan, China, Pray for all of Asia’s peoples!

Posted on May 17, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

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VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI called on the universal church to pray that Catholics in China never live in fear of spreading the Gospel message and remain loyal to the Holy See.

In a special prayer released by the Vatican May 16,2008, the Pope asked that, despite the hardships Catholics in China face, they may “continue to believe, to hope, to love.”Last June (2007), Pope Benedict established 24 May, the Feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, as the world day of prayer for the church in China. Mary is venerated under that titlw at the Marian Shrine in Sheshan, outside Shanghai, Chine.

Titled Prayer to Our Lady of Sheshan,

the prayer was released in eight different languages,
including traditional and simplified Chinese.
Here is the text of the prayer in English:

Virgin Most Holy, mother of the Incarnate Word and our mother,
venerated in the shrine of Sheshan under the title “Help of Christians,”
the entire church in China looks to you with devout affection.
We come before you today to implore your protection.
Look upon the people of God and, with a mother’s care, guide them
along the paths of truth and love,
so that they may always be a leaven of harmonious coexistence
among all citizens.
When you obediently said “Yes” in the house of Nazareth,
you allowed God’s eternal Son to take flesh in your virginal womb
and thus to begin in history the work of our redemption.
You willingly and generously cooperated in that work,
allowing the sword of pain to pierce your soul,
until the supreme hour of the cross,
when you kept watch on Calvary,standing beside your Son,
who died that we might live.
From that moment, you became, in a new way,
the mother of all those who receive your son Jesus
in faith and choose to follow in his footsteps by taking up his cross.
Mother of hope, in the darkness of Holy Saturday
you journeyed with unfailing trust toward the dawn of Easter.
Grant that your children may discern at all times,
even those that are darkest,
the signs of God’s loving presence.
Our Lady of Sheshan, sustain all those in China,who,
amid their daily trials, continue to believe, to hope, to love.
May they never be afraid to speak of Jesus to the world,
and of the world to Jesus.
In the statue overlooking the shrine you lift your son on high,
offering him to the world with open arms in a gesture of love.
Help Catholics always to be credible witnesses to this love,
ever clinging to the rock of Peter on which the church is built.
Mother of China and all Asia, pray for us, now and forever. Amen!

Thousands killed as earthquake hits Tibetan areas
International Campaign for Tibet May 13th, 2008
A series of images that bear witness to the violence of the Chinese regime against the demonstrators who, in recent days, have asked Beijing for greater freedom.
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The Precious Blood

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Where they see the Blood of the Lord demons flee while angels gather.

St. John Chrysostom

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Wheat and tares- Ordination Mass at Cathedral

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But when the blade sprang up and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
St. Matthew 13

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“Whatever you ask the Father in My Name I will do.” post communion
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John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do …
… And whatever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, thatthe Father may be glorified in the Son. ….
John 16:23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily …
… Truly, truly, I say to you, Whatever you shall ask theFather in my name, he will give it you. …. “Truly, truly, I say to you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but your grief will be turned into joy. 21 “Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world. 22 “Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.
Prayer Promises
23 “In that day you will not question Me about anything. Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you. 24 “Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full. 25 “These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; an hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but will tell you plainly of the Father. 26 “In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I will request of the Father on your behalf; 27 for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came forth from the Father. 28 “I came forth from the Father and have come into the world; I am leaving the world again and going to the Father.”
John 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and …
… but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that yourfruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may …

from Friday 15 May2008
I have yet many things to say to you: but you cannot bear them now. John 16?

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Now in solitude He guides her, He alone

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She lived in solitude, and now in solitude has built her nest;
and now in solitude He guides her, He alone, who also bears in solitude the wound of love.
– Saint John of the Cross Spiritual Canticle
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The more the soul is afflicted, stripped, and humiliated, the more it acquires, with purity, an aptitude for the heights. The elevation of which it becomes capable is measured by the depth of the abyss in which it has its roots and foundations.
– Saint Angela of Foligno
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The heart cannot be given over wholly to God, unless it first be set free from every other love.

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St. Catherine of Siena
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The desert is an interior detachment from every creature in which the soul neither pauses nor rests in anything.
-Saint John of the Cross

We want to get rid of everything that holds us down, everything that is selfish, so that we can love God perfectly.
– Father Robert Altier, OCDS
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You must break with everything which is not I, you must make a desert for yourself where you will be as alone with Me as Saint Mary Magdalene was alone with Me in the desert. It is by detachment that you will arrive at that state.
– From the Diary of Blessed Charles de Foucald Soldier of the Spirit
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Privileged soul, come apart, hide yourself – with Jesus, escape into the desert! It is there that manna falls from Heaven… Go into the desert, ascend to the heart of God! What wonderful works the good Master will accomplish in your dear soul if He finds it alone with Him!
– Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
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Do you know, My daughter, who you are and who I am?
You are she who is not; I am He Who is.
– Words of Our Lord to Saint Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue
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Give me, O my God, a thorough knowledge of myself! Let me be really convinced that I am nothing and that You are everything! Do not let me think that I am anything more than the nothing I am.
– Saint John Eudes
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God refuses only the person who does not admit his own weakness; He sends away only the unhappy proud person. You must “hold him” well and strongly, with a poor spirit, with a poor heart, with a life entirely poor…The life of a soul who seeks true happiness clearly and indisputably depends on this: that those who seek their joy in God are the ones who give joy to God.
– Saint Raphael Kalinowski, OCD On Baptism and Religious Vows
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