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Perenne Lumen in Templo Aeterni – Perpetual Light in the Eternal Temple

Posted on July 31, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |


Perenne Lumen in Templo Aeterni

Written by St. Columban (c543-615), abbot. This prayer is found in his Instructio De Compunctione, 12, 2-3 and is used in the Office of the Readings for Tuesday, 28th week of Ordinary time.
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O Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ, Thy Son and my God, I ask Thee to give me the love that never fails so that my lantern may always be lighted, never failing, burning within me and giving light to others.  
THOU, O Christ, our sweetest Savior, deign to light our lamps so that they may burn forever in Thy temple, may they receive eternal light from Thee, the Eternal Light, and by it may our darkness be illuminated and the darkness of the world dispelled from us.
O my Jesus, I beg Thee to give Thy light to my lantern, so that I may see by its light the Holy of Holies, which has Thee, the eternal High Priest, entering among the great columns of Thy temple. May I see Thee only, look upon Thee, desire Thee; may I gaze lovingly upon Thee alone and before Thee may my lamp always shine, always burn.
MOST Loving Savior, I beseech Thee, be pleased to show Thyself to us who knock,
 that in knowing Thee we may love Thee only, that we may love Thee alone,
that we may desire Thee alone,
that we may meditate day and night on Thee alone,
and that we may always contemplate Thee alone.
Deign to inspire in us as much of Thy love as is fitting to be received by Thee as God, so that our whole being may be occupied by Thy love, so that Thy love may possess us completely, so that it may fill our senses, and so that we may not know any other love but for Thee, Who art eternal.
 May so great a love in us be unable to be extinguished by the many waters of this earth, sea, and sky. Many waters have not been able to extinguish love.
MAY this too be fulfilled in us or at least in part, by Thy gift, our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.  
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Verbum Supernum "The Word of God Proceeding Forth"

Posted on July 31, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Lanciano, Eucharistic Miracle

Verbum Supernum was written by St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
in honor of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament
at the specific request of Pope Urban IV (1261-1264)
when the Pope established the Feast of Corpus Christi
in 1264.

It is used as a hymn at Lauds on Corpus Christi.
The last two stanzas are used for the hymn O Salutaris Hostia (O Saving Victim).

During adoration this evening, thanking Jesus for remaining with us and sorrowful over
the acts of desecration… recalling the first two lines…

the Word of God proceeding forth,
Yet leaving not the Father’s side.

Jesus, I love you in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I pray everyone will love you.

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The word of God, proceeding forth
yet leaving not his Father’s side,
and going to his work on earth
had reached at length life’s eventide.

By false disciple to be given
to foemen, for his blood athirst,
himself, the living Bread from heaven,
he gave to his disciples first.

In twofold form of sacrament
he gave his Flesh, he gave his Blood,
that man, of twofold substance blent,

might wholly feed on mystic food.

In birth man’s fellow-man was he,
his meat while sitting at the board;
he died, his ransomer to be,
he reigns to be his great reward.

O saving Victim! opening wide
the gate of heaven to man below,
our foes press hard on every side,
thine aid supply, thy strength bestow.

All praise and thanks to thee ascend
for evermore, blest One in Three;
O grant us life that shall not end
in our true native land with thee.
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Source: Treasury of Latin Prayers
http://www.preces-latinae.org/index.htm

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Verbum Supernum

Posted on July 30, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Verbum Supernum was written by St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
in honor of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament
at the specific request of Pope Urban IV (1261-1264)
when the Pope established the Feast of Corpus Christi
in 1264.

It is used as a hymn at Lauds on Corpus Christi.
The last two stanzas are used for the hymn O Salutaris Hostia (O Saving Victim).

During adoration this evening, thanking Jesus for remaining with us and sorrowful over
the acts of desecration… recalling the first two lines…

the Word of God proceeding forth,
Yet leaving not the Father’s side.

Jesus, I love you in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I pray everyone will love you.

***
The word of God, proceeding forth
yet leaving not his Father’s side,
and going to his work on earth
had reached at length life’s eventide.

By false disciple to be given
to foemen, for his blood athirst,
himself, the living Bread from heaven,
he gave to his disciples first.

In twofold form of sacrament
he gave his Flesh, he gave his Blood,
that man, of twofold substance blent,

might wholly feed on mystic food.

In birth man’s fellow-man was he,
his meat while sitting at the board;
he died, his ransomer to be,
he reigns to be his great reward.

O saving Victim! opening wide
the gate of heaven to man below,
our foes press hard on every side,
thine aid supply, thy strength bestow.

All praise and thanks to thee ascend
for evermore, blest One in Three;
O grant us life that shall not end
in our true native land with thee.
***

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Source: Treasury of Latin Prayers
http://www.preces-latinae.org/index.htm

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mp3 – Uniting yourself to the Will of God : St. Maximilian Kolbe

Posted on July 30, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

 Audio Sancto: http://www.audiosancto.org/archive/2005

Crescat: The Martyrdom of St. Maximilian Kolbe

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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.

Posted on July 30, 2008. Filed under: Jesus, Prayer | Tags: , , |

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.

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E’en so I love Thee and will love, and in Thy praise will sing, solely because Thou art my God, and my eternal King.

Posted on July 29, 2008. Filed under: Prayer | Tags: |

O Deus, Ego Amo Te

Attributed To St. Francis Xavier S.J.   Tr. Edward Caswall (1506–1552)

My God, I love thee: not because
  I hope for heaven thereby,
Nor because they who love thee not
  Must burn eternally.
 
Thou, O my Jesus, Thou didst me         
  Upon the Cross embrace;
For me didst bear the nails and spear,
  And manifold disgrace.
 
And grief and torments numberless,
  And sweat of agony;         
Yea, death itself; and all for me
  Who was thine enemy.
 
Then why, O Blessèd Jesu Christ,
  Should I not love thee well?—
Not for the hope of winning heaven,         
  Nor of escaping hell;
 
Not with the hope of gaining aught,
  Not seeking a reward;
But as thyself hast lovèd me,
  O ever-loving Lord!         
 
E’en so I love thee and will love,
  And in thy praise will sing,
Solely because thou art my God,
  And my eternal King.

 

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Source: Bartleby.com, Harvard Classics

Hymns of the Christian Church.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14

 

 

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What is a Carmelite?

Posted on July 29, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

“A Carmelite, my darling, is a soul who has gazed on the Crucified, who has seen Him offering Himself to His Father as a Victim for souls and, recollecting herself in this great vision of the charity of Christ, has understood the passionate love of His soul, and has wanted to give herself as He did! And on the mountain of Carmel, in silence, in solitude, in prayer that never ends, for it continues through everything, the Carmelite already lives as if in Heaven: ‘by God alone.'”

(Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity L133)

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In this video, Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P. is preaching to a crowd gathered to greet Pope Benedict XVI at the Basilica of the National Shrine

Posted on July 29, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

16 April 2008

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source:Ordo Praedicatorum

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May the Lord give you His peace

Posted on July 29, 2008. Filed under: Jesus, Prayer | Tags: , , , , , |

Let there always be a vigilant sentinel in your soul which will discover anything that might trouble or disturb your conscience. At its first alarm, seize your weapons to defend yourself. Remember that all these evils, and a great many others, no matter how formidable their appearance, are but imaginary for they cannot deprive you of any real good. Consider this fact. Whether God decrees or permits these things for the reasons given above, or for others which we should certainly consider equitable, they are hidden from our comprehension.
You will find it greatly advantageous to preserve a calm mind through all the events in your life. Without it, your pious exercises will be fruitless.
I am convinced that, if the heart is troubled, the enemy is ever able to strike us, and as much as he wishes. Moreover, in that state we are not capable of discerning the true path to follow, the snares that must be avoided to attain virtue.
The enemy detests this peace. For he knows that this is the place where the spirit of God dwells, and that God now desires to accomplish great things in us. Consequently he employs his most devilish means to destroy this peace. He suggests various things that apparently are good. It is a trap; you will soon discover that these desires will destroy the peace of your heart.

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Source: Catholic Tradition.org

THE SPIRITUAL COMBAT, Dom Lorenzo Scupoli

TREATISE ON PEACE OF SOUL AND INNER HAPPINESS, Dom Lorenzo Scupoli

UNIFORMITY WITH GOD’S WILL, Saint Alphonsus de Ligouri

The Chaplet of St. Colette – MP3 / Audio

 

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“Go to the encounter with him in the Blessed Eucharist, go to adore him in the churches, kneeling before the Tabernacle: Jesus will fill you with his love and will reveal to you the thoughts of his Heart. If you listen to him, you will feel ever more deeply the joy of belonging to his Mystical Body, the Church, which is the family of his disciples held close by the bond of unity and love.” Pope Benedict XVI

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