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The Meaning of Grace- Charles Journet-ETWN Library

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MNGGRACE VIEW
Charles Journet – The Meaning of Grace
Published in 1960 by P.J. Kenedy & Sons.
Part One of this book covers habitual grace and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, actual grace, predestination, justification, merit and consciousness of the state of grace.
Part Two covers the state of Adam, Christian grace ‘by anticipation’, Christian grace by derivation, Uncovenanted Christian graces.
CREATION LOVE GIFT FINITE INFINITE SCRIPTURE FOREKNOWLEDGE ADAM FREEDOM JOURNET GRACE HOLY SPIRIT PREDESTINATION [DOCTRINE Code=EE]
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There where I am present in the Sacrament of my Love, the Spirit of the Father and the Son is also present.

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There where I am present in the Sacrament of my Love, the Spirit of the Father and the Son is also present. It is by the Holy Spirit that my Eucharistic presence reaches the souls who adore it to unite them to me, and carries them even before the Face of my Father.
from Vultus Christi
http://vultus.stblogs.org/2007/12/our_lord_to_a_priest.html
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That as he knew his obligation to love GOD in all things,
and as he endeavoured so to do,
he had no need of a director to advise him,
but that he needed much a confessor to absolve him.

That he was very sensible of his faults,
but not discouraged by them;
that he confessed them to GOD,
and did not plead against Him to excuse them.
When he had so done, he peaceably resumed

his usual practice of love and adoration.

That in his trouble of mind, he had consulted nobody,
but knowing only by the light of faith that GOD was present,
he contented himself with directing all his actions to Him,
i.e., doing them with a desire

to please Him, let what would come of it.

That useless thoughts spoil all: that the mischief began there;
but that we ought to reject them, as soon as
we perceived their impertinence
to the matter in hand, or our salvation;
and return to our communion with GOD.

That we ought to make a great difference between
the acts of the understanding and those of the will;
that the first were comparatively of little value, and the others all.

That our only business was to love and delight ourselves in GOD.

That we ought, without anxiety, to expect the pardon of our sins
from the Blood of JESUS CHRIST,
only endeavouring to love Him with all our hearts.

That GOD seemed to have granted the greatest favours
to the greatest sinners,
as more signal monuments of His mercy.

http://www.ccel.org/print/lawrence/practice/iii.ii

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The Mass is the Church coming to the Father through the Son, united to Him as His Body and His Bride

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From Vultus Christi
Lectio Divina Archives
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Qui videt me, videt et Patrem meum.

At the Benedictus it is Our Lord himself who sings in the midst of His Church: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but through Me, alleluia.” The Church cannot but reply: “Yes, Lord, you are the way, and the truth, and the life. Behold, I come to the Father through You.”

There is no better preparation for today’s Mass. The Mass is the Church coming to the Father through the Son, united to Him as His Body and His Bride.

excerpt of:
May 3, 2007
Qui videt me, videt et Patrem meum
Feast of Saints Philip and James, Apostles
John 14:6-14Psalm 18:2-51 Corinthians 15:1-8
Today’s Antiphons in the Divine Office

The first antiphon is Philip’s bold request: “Lord, show us the Father and it is enough for us, alleluia” (Jn 14:8). Philip’s prayer echoes that of Moses in the book of Exodus: “I pray thee, show me thy glory” (Ex 33:18).

The second antiphon is Our Lord’s astonishing reply. He presents Himself to Philip as the icon of the Father: “Philip, he who sees Me sees also My Father, alleluia” (Jn 14:9).

The third antiphon is a poignant complaint of the Heart of Christ. It is addressed not to Philip alone, but also to each of us: “Have I been so long a time with you, and you have not known Me? Philip, he who sees Me sees also My Father, alleluia” (Jn 14:9).

The fourth antiphon is a gentle reproach; it ends nonetheless in a triple alleluia. The reproach becomes a promise full of hope: “If you had known me, you would also have known My Father. And henceforth you do know Him, and you have seen Him, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia” (Jn 14:7).

The fifth antiphon is an appeal to love. Like the fourth it ends in a triple alleluia: “If you love Me, keep my commandments, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia” (Jn 14:15).

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And if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who refuse to obey the Gospel of God?

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For the time has come for judgment to begin
with the household of God.
And if it begins with us,
what will be the outcome
for those who refuse
to obey the gospel of God?

1Peter 4:17

Day #15: The Spirit of Jesus Christ
http://www.airmaria.com/2008/05/19/school-of-mary-day-15-the-spirit-of-jesus-christ/

MARY: Opposed to the spirit of the world, which is a mass of duplicity, resentment, struggles, presumption and degradation, is the spirit of Jesus Christ, who is the way, the truth and the life. Hear his word: “Learn from me for I am meek and humble of heart … Blessed are the poor in spirit, blessed are those who weep for they shall be consoled, blessed are those who suffer persecution for justice’ sake …”
These are words which seem audacious and yet in them is hidden the great secret of happiness and of peace.
What good is it to have many riches, if they leave you always unhappy, even more, if they cause you the disquiet of always wanting more? Far more excellent it is to renounce all that is unused and superfluous and to rest in the desire of possessing God.
What good is it to dominate others with the impetuosity of your character? In reality you do not dominate, but you become the object and the target of a thousand battles which embitter the soul. Far more excellent is the humility and the meekness which give you the possession of the hearts of men.
What good is it to laugh and amuse oneself on earth if the laughter is changed into bitter tears? Calm and resigned suffering, on the other hand gives you freedom for the impulses of the spirit, and thus, even while weeping you are consoled. You remain truly consoled because you feel like a pilgrim on the earth; you detach yourself from what oppresses you and you experience God all the more!
What good are the pleasures of the senses? Every pleasure is changed into a thorn and you feel cast into the distressing gloom of remorse … Far more excellent is the purity which brings you peace and allows you to gaze with clear vision into the immensity of God!
Believe in your Blessed Mother, who more than all other creatures lived in the spirit of Jesus Christ; there is nothing more beautiful, more elevated, more agreeable than to live in him. Therefore renounce your whims, your resentments, your disordered desires. Look upon all things in God and live glorifying him, aspiring to your only goal which is the heavenly fatherland.
ASPIRATION: O Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto thine.
LITTLE WORK: When you realize that you are lacking in meekness, perform a little service for the person whom you have displeased.

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Eucharistic Prayer of Our Lady of Akita

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Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, truly present in the Holy Eucharist,
I consecrate my body and my soul to be entirely one with Your Heart
being sacrificed at every instant on all the altars of the world
and giving praise to the Father, pleading for the coming of His Kingdom.
Please receive this humble offering of myself.
Use me as You will for the glory of the Father and the salvation of souls.
Most holy Mother of God, never let me be separated from Your Divine Son.
Please defend and protect me as Your Special Child.
Amen.

The meaning of the messages (Approved) of Akita, Japan

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The bitter weeping over a firstborn… Zechariah 12:10

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I will pour out on the house of David

and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem,

the Spirit of grace and of supplication,
so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced;

and they will mourn for Him,

as one mourns for an only son,

and they will weep bitterly over Him

like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.

Zechariah 12:10
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Orphans at risk in aftermath of Cyclone Nargis

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In the shelters, many children must fend for themselves.
“It’s survival of the fittest,” said Fred Bemak, a professor of
counseling at George Mason University in Virginia, who was in Yangon
training counselors when the cyclone hit.
“Their schools are gone, their homes are gone,
their parents are often dead or lost,” he said.
“Many children are wandering around separated
from their families and communities, and they are
highly vulnerable right now.”
The youngest children may not know their surnames,
their parents’ names or the names of their villages,
Conradt said — and there is no system in place for reuniting families.
“Our experience is when resources are very scarce
and the relief operation is on,
the unaccompanied children are the ones
who pay the toll,” said Alex Kreuger, a child protection specialist with Unicef.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/17/world/asia/17burmese.html?ex=1368763200&en=213e8b4331bb2fad&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

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The Meaning of Grace- Charles Journet-ETWN Library

Posted on May 19, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

MNGGRACE VIEW
Charles Journet – The Meaning of Grace
Published in 1960 by P.J. Kenedy & Sons.
Part One of this book covers habitual grace and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, actual grace, predestination, justification, merit and consciousness of the state of grace.
Part Two covers the state of Adam, Christian grace ‘by anticipation’, Christian grace by derivation, Uncovenanted Christian graces.
CREATION LOVE GIFT FINITE INFINITE SCRIPTURE FOREKNOWLEDGE ADAM FREEDOM JOURNET GRACE HOLY SPIRIT PREDESTINATION [DOCTRINE Code=EE]
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There where I am present in the Sacrament of my Love, the Spirit of the Father and the Son is also present.

Posted on May 19, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |


There where I am present in the Sacrament of my Love, the Spirit of the Father and the Son is also present. It is by the Holy Spirit that my Eucharistic presence reaches the souls who adore it to unite them to me, and carries them even before the Face of my Father.
from Vultus Christi
http://vultus.stblogs.org/2007/12/our_lord_to_a_priest.html
+
That as he knew his obligation to love GOD in all things,
and as he endeavoured so to do,
he had no need of a director to advise him,
but that he needed much a confessor to absolve him.

That he was very sensible of his faults,
but not discouraged by them;
that he confessed them to GOD,
and did not plead against Him to excuse them.
When he had so done, he peaceably resumed

his usual practice of love and adoration.

That in his trouble of mind, he had consulted nobody,
but knowing only by the light of faith that GOD was present,
he contented himself with directing all his actions to Him,
i.e., doing them with a desire

to please Him, let what would come of it.

That useless thoughts spoil all: that the mischief began there;
but that we ought to reject them, as soon as
we perceived their impertinence
to the matter in hand, or our salvation;
and return to our communion with GOD.

That we ought to make a great difference between
the acts of the understanding and those of the will;
that the first were comparatively of little value, and the others all.

That our only business was to love and delight ourselves in GOD.

That we ought, without anxiety, to expect the pardon of our sins
from the Blood of JESUS CHRIST,
only endeavouring to love Him with all our hearts.

That GOD seemed to have granted the greatest favours
to the greatest sinners,
as more signal monuments of His mercy.

http://www.ccel.org/print/lawrence/practice/iii.ii

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Saint Ephrem, Doctor of the Church: Hymn on the Holy Trinity

Posted on May 19, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

The Most Holy Trinity, solemnity

Today the Church celebrates : St. John I
Saint Ephrem (c.306-373), Deacon in Syria, Doctor of the Church Hymn on the Trinity

«One only God, one only Lord, in the Trinity of their persons and unity of their nature» (Preface)
Refrain: Blessed be He who sends you!

Take as your symbols, the sun for the Father,light for the Son,heat for the Holy Spirit.Though he is only one in beingwe see him in trinity.Who, indeed, can grasp the inexplicable?He who is unique is also multiple: one is formed of threeand three of one –What great mystery! What manifest wonder!The sun is distinct from its shiningeven though joined to it;its ray is also sun.Yet no one speaks of two sunseven though, here below,the ray is also sun.No more do we say there would be two Gods.Our Lord himself, is he not God?,he, too, is raised above all creaturesWho can show how or wherethe sun’s ray and its heat are joined,free as they are?Neither separated nor confused,united and yet distinct,free but bound: O wonder!Who, by studying them, can master them?Yet do they not seemso simple, so uncomplicated?…Whereas the sun remains whole above,its brilliance and heat are a clear symbolfor those of us below.Indeed, its shining has come down to earthand remains in our sightas if covering our flesh.When our eyes close like those of the dead at the time of sleeping, it leaves themwho will later be awakened.But how light penetrates the eyeno one knows.Even so was it with Our Lord in the womb…Even so our Saviourput on a human body in all its weaknessthat he might come to sanctify the world.Yet, when the sun’s ray returns to its source,it has still not been separatedfrom the one who gave it birth.It leaves its heat to those belowas Our Lord left the Holy Spiritto the disciples.Consider these images within the created world;as to the Three, allow yourself no doubtlest you be lost!I have clarified for you what was obscure:how the Three form but One,Trinity composing one single essence!

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