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Our Lord to a Priest- Vultus Christi

Posted on May 26, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

(excerpted from http://vultus.stblogs.org/2007/12/our_lord_to_a_priest.html)

Here in my presence, I will fill you full,
not only for yourself, but also for all those to whom
you will have to transmit my messages
of love and of mercy.

I also want you to speak to them of my loneliness in the tabernacle. Certain “sophisticated” spirits will laugh at that. They forget that I am not there like an inanimate object. It is my Heart that waits for you in the tabernacle; it is my gaze that, from the tabernacle, poses itself, full of tenderness, on those who draw near to it. I am not there for myself. I am there to feed you and to fill you with the joys of my presence. I am the One who understands the loneliness of every man, and especially that of my priests. I want to share their solitude so that they will no longer be alone with themselves, but alone with Me. There I will speak to their hearts as I speak to you. I burn to be for each one of priests the Friend whom they seek., the Friend with whom they can share everything, the Friend to whom they can tell everything, the Friend who will weep over their sins without, even for a moment, ceasing to love them.

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Blessed are those who mourn… Compunction"the gift of tears"

Posted on May 26, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Some Carthusian reading recommendations:
http://www.xxxxx.dircon.co.uk/Cart/lit.htm

Penthos: The Doctrine of Compunction in the Christian East,
by Irenee Hausherr, S.J.

“Blessed are those who mourn…” In meditating on this Beatitude, the Desert Fathers often spoke of its connection with sorrow for sin, and their own experience of what came to be called the “gift of tears.” They were insistent that entering into Christian joy was inseparable from this primary experience of compunction. Irenee Hausherr has traced this recurrent theme through the first millennium of the monastic tradition and made it accessible to those outside the monastic calling. In the almost half century since it was first published, and to the modern mind set constantly immersed in the language of “self-esteem” and “self-fulfilment,” Penthos is a jarring reminder of a pristine practice of self-knowledge and repentance. 200 pp. paper $11.95

The Name of Jesus, by Irenee Hausherr,S.J.

Hausherr has shown himself both in this work and in his earlier, closely related book Penthos, to be one wholly concerned with the most intimate aspects of Christian spirituality. What he has accomplished here is not merely an investigation of the ways Christians have addressed Jesus from New Testament times down through the first millennium, nor simply a history of the Jesus Prayer (although he succeeds in both tasks admirably), but a relentless quest for the underlying orientation of Christian people toward their Lord. With a rare familiarity with countless Eastern and especially Syrian liturgical and monastic texts, Hausherr reveals the close connection between compunction, or sorrow for sin, and the desire to find methods of unceasing prayer. In the course of his investigation, he has much of importance to say about the essence of prayer, authentic piety and authentic holiness. 358 pp. paper $13.95.

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2008 Saint Louis Archdiocesan Priesthood Ordination that was held at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis 24 MAY 2008

Posted on May 26, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

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here beneath these signs lie hidden priceless things

Posted on May 26, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Perceptio Corporis tui, Domine Iesu Christe, quod ego indignus sumere praesumo, non mihi proveniat in iudicium et condemnationem: sed pro tua pietate prosit mihi ad tutamentum mentis et corporis, et ad medelam percipiendam

Let not the partaking of Your Body, O Lord Jesus Christ, which I, unworthy, presume to receive turn out to be unto my judgment and condemnation: but by Your goodness, may it become a protection of soul and body and remedy to be received

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A Return to Ad Orientem Worship is Important – It is time to move forward- Fr.Z-WDTPRS

Posted on May 26, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

WDTPRS: 2nd Sunday after Pentecost (1962 Missale Romanum)

A return to ad orientem worship is important. So much damage was done to Catholic identity by turning the altars around. And to think that this was never required by the Council or the Church’s liturgical documents! Our Holy Father Pope Benedict has taught about the importance of ad orientem worship, though we must approach any changes with great patience and lots of catechesis. But it is time to move forward. You who are pastors of parishes: give this some thought. This is part of Pope Benedict’s vision, his “Marshall Plan”, for the reinvigoration of Catholic identity.

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Our Lord to a Priest- Vultus Christi

Posted on May 26, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

(excerpted from http://vultus.stblogs.org/2007/12/our_lord_to_a_priest.html)

Here in my presence, I will fill you full,
not only for yourself, but also for all those to whom
you will have to transmit my messages
of love and of mercy.

I also want you to speak to them of my loneliness in the tabernacle. Certain “sophisticated” spirits will laugh at that. They forget that I am not there like an inanimate object. It is my Heart that waits for you in the tabernacle; it is my gaze that, from the tabernacle, poses itself, full of tenderness, on those who draw near to it. I am not there for myself. I am there to feed you and to fill you with the joys of my presence. I am the One who understands the loneliness of every man, and especially that of my priests. I want to share their solitude so that they will no longer be alone with themselves, but alone with Me. There I will speak to their hearts as I speak to you. I burn to be for each one of priests the Friend whom they seek., the Friend with whom they can share everything, the Friend to whom they can tell everything, the Friend who will weep over their sins without, even for a moment, ceasing to love them.

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Blessed are those who mourn… Compunction"the gift of tears"

Posted on May 26, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Some Carthusian reading recommendations:
http://www.xxxxx.dircon.co.uk/Cart/lit.htm

Penthos: The Doctrine of Compunction in the Christian East,
by Irenee Hausherr, S.J.

“Blessed are those who mourn…” In meditating on this Beatitude, the Desert Fathers often spoke of its connection with sorrow for sin, and their own experience of what came to be called the “gift of tears.” They were insistent that entering into Christian joy was inseparable from this primary experience of compunction. Irenee Hausherr has traced this recurrent theme through the first millennium of the monastic tradition and made it accessible to those outside the monastic calling. In the almost half century since it was first published, and to the modern mind set constantly immersed in the language of “self-esteem” and “self-fulfilment,” Penthos is a jarring reminder of a pristine practice of self-knowledge and repentance. 200 pp. paper $11.95

The Name of Jesus, by Irenee Hausherr,S.J.

Hausherr has shown himself both in this work and in his earlier, closely related book Penthos, to be one wholly concerned with the most intimate aspects of Christian spirituality. What he has accomplished here is not merely an investigation of the ways Christians have addressed Jesus from New Testament times down through the first millennium, nor simply a history of the Jesus Prayer (although he succeeds in both tasks admirably), but a relentless quest for the underlying orientation of Christian people toward their Lord. With a rare familiarity with countless Eastern and especially Syrian liturgical and monastic texts, Hausherr reveals the close connection between compunction, or sorrow for sin, and the desire to find methods of unceasing prayer. In the course of his investigation, he has much of importance to say about the essence of prayer, authentic piety and authentic holiness. 358 pp. paper $13.95.

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2008 Saint Louis Archdiocesan Priesthood Ordination that was held at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis 24 MAY 2008

Posted on May 26, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

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here beneath these signs lie hidden priceless things

Posted on May 26, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Perceptio Corporis tui, Domine Iesu Christe, quod ego indignus sumere praesumo, non mihi proveniat in iudicium et condemnationem: sed pro tua pietate prosit mihi ad tutamentum mentis et corporis, et ad medelam percipiendam

Let not the partaking of Your Body, O Lord Jesus Christ, which I, unworthy, presume to receive turn out to be unto my judgment and condemnation: but by Your goodness, may it become a protection of soul and body and remedy to be received

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A Return to Ad Orientem Worship is Important – It is time to move forward- Fr.Z-WDTPRS

Posted on May 26, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

WDTPRS: 2nd Sunday after Pentecost (1962 Missale Romanum)

A return to ad orientem worship is important. So much damage was done to Catholic identity by turning the altars around. And to think that this was never required by the Council or the Church’s liturgical documents! Our Holy Father Pope Benedict has taught about the importance of ad orientem worship, though we must approach any changes with great patience and lots of catechesis. But it is time to move forward. You who are pastors of parishes: give this some thought. This is part of Pope Benedict’s vision, his “Marshall Plan”, for the reinvigoration of Catholic identity.

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