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And after I had heard and seen, I fell down to adore Rev 22:8

Posted on May 20, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

And after I had heard and seen, I fell down to adore
before the feet of the angel, who shewed me these things.
And he said to me: See thou do it not:
for I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren the prophets,
and of them that keep the words of the prophecy of this book.

Adore God.

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Blessed are they that wash their robes in the blood of the Lamb: that they may have a right to the tree of life, and may enter in

Posted on May 20, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

The Holy Name of Jesus

Rev 22:14
Revelation 22 >>Douay-Rheims Bible

1 And he showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 In the midst of the street thereof, and on both sides of the river, was the tree of life, bearing twelve fruits, yielding its fruits every month, and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 And there shall be no curse any more; but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and his servants shall serve him. 4 And they shall see his face: and his name shall be on their foreheads. 5 And night shall be no more: and they shall not need the light of the lamp, nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God shall enlighten them, and they shall reign for ever and ever.
6 And he said to me: These words are most faithful and true. And the Lord God of the spirits of the prophets sent his angel to shew his servants the things which must be done shortly.
7 And, Behold I come quickly. Blessed is he that keepeth the words of the prophecy of this book.
8 And I, John, who have heard and seen these things. And after I had heard and seen, I fell down to adore before the feet of the angel, who shewed me these things. 9 And he said to me: See thou do it not: for I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them that keep the words of the prophecy of this book. Adore God.

Lead the young ones to the shpeherd’s camps.

(St. John 14:12-17) todayy’s Holy Gospel Feast of St. Bernardine of Siena

(post communion Saturday at Ordination Mass)
Jesus, I trust in you.
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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

Posted on May 20, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

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?

Posted on May 20, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

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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The bitter weeping over a firstborn… Zechariah 12:10

Posted on May 20, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

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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