"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Solemnity of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.


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You were seen as our light and surety, we therefore shout to you:
Rejoice, O unsetting star which leads the great Sun into the world.
Rejoice, O pure one, for you opened Eden.
Rejoice, fiery pillar ushering humankind to life on high.
Most-holy Theotokos, save us.

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Behold, we cry out to you, rejoice.
Become for us a harbor and haven,
for we are tossed about on the sea of adversity,
and of the many scandals of him who wars with us.

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8 comments:

  1. Holy and gentle she is. Pure and faithful. Watchful and protective. She is all this to us her children and to our Holy Father, Papa Francis. No wonder he has been able to endure his cross with joy regardless of the negative forces at play.

    Pray for us most Holy Virgin that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

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    1. Happy feast day Yaya.

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    2. A happy feast day to you as well dear Terry. <3

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  2. Happy Feast day Yaya and Terry ! Indeed, how overwhelming it is that we, messes that we are, have such Love all about us, urging us on, there if we but pray and ask and are humble and lowly (that is: recognize our true selves : who can ever love us in this way but Our Lady ? Bless you both so very much - Lou

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    1. Good to hear from you Consolata - you were very much in my prayers this morning.

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    2. Consolata, happy feast day! May Mary be your joy!

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  3. Praying for you, Terry, in Honolulu. The church on Waikiki was without electricity this morning for Mass. A sign?! Just kidding, happy feast day. Aloha, Fr P

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    1. You do lead a penitential life, don't you.

      Thanks for the prayers Father! I need them.

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