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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.

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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

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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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