Tuesday, November 12, 2019

CATHOLIC COURTSHIP MUST BE CHASTE, FOR IT SEEKS THE GOOD AND THE VIRTUE OF THE OTHER PERSON


When sex becomes the soul of a dating relationship, the couple misses the opportunity to work on the qualities that make for lasting love. Things such as friendship, family, time, spirituality, trust, patience, and purity get less attention. As a result, the overall health of the relationship can wither. A sense of uneasiness begins to settle upon the heart of the woman. Because the foundation of love is weak and the life of the relationship is resting on lust, she feels an increasing threat that the end is inevitable. She knows it, and the truth scares her.

Jason and Crystalina Evert, How to Find your Soulmate Without Losing Your Soul

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

PRAYER


Eternal Father, I offer you the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with all his love, all his sufferings and all his merits:
-To expiate all the sins I have committed this day and during all my life.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
-To purify the good I have done in my poor way this day and during all my life.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
-To supply for the good I ought to have done and that I have neglected this day and during all my life.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen
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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

PRAYER OF GRATITUDE AND REPENTANCE


Jesus, my Redeemer, I thank Thee that Thou didst not let me die when I was in disgrace with Thee! During how many of the past years have I not deserved to be cast into hell!... If I had died on such a day, or on such a night, what would have become of me for all eternity?... I thank Thee for this, O my Lord!

I accept my death as a satisfaction for my sins ; and I accept it in whatever manner it may please Thee to send it to me. But since Thou hast waited for me until now, wait for me yet a little longer.

Give me time to weep over the offences which I have committed against Thee, before Thou comest to judge me. (Job 10, 20.)  

I will no longer resist Thy sweet voice that calls me. Perhaps these words which I have just read may be the last call for me! I confess that I do not deserve pity, for Thou hast so often pardoned me; and I, ungrateful one that I am, have again offended Thee!; 

But "a broken and contrite heart, O God, shalt Thou not despise." (Ps. li. 17.) O Lord, since Thou wilt not despise a broken and contrite heart, look upon a traitor, who being repentant, flees unto Thee." Cast me not away from Thy presence." 

In mercy, do not cast me from Thee, for Thou hast said, "Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." It is true that I have offended Thee more tnan many others, because I have been favoured by Thee with light and grace; but the blood which Thou hast shed for me gives me courage, and gives me pardon, if only I repent. Yes, O my Sovereign Good, I do repent with my whole heart for having despised Thee. 

Pardon me, and give me grace to love Thee for the time to come. I have offended Thee too many times already. I will not spend the life that remains to me, O my Jesus, in giving Thee offence, but I will spend it ever weeping over the displeasure I have caused Thee, and in loving Thee with all my heart, Thou, O God, who art so worthy of infinite love!

Preparation for Death – Saint Alphonsus Maria Liguori 

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

PADRE PIO, AN ARMED MAN


One afternoon, Padre Pio was ill in bed and since he couldn’t find his Rosary, he said to Fr. Honorato: "Boy, find me my weapon, give me my weapon." Another day the Father Superior asked him how many Rosaries he prayed each day, and Padre Pio replied: "To my Superior I must tell the truth. I have prayed thirty-four."

Ignacio M. Cloppet

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