"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.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face

Remember, Little Therese, 
that never was it known that anyone 
who asked your assistance,
sought your counsel, implored your intercession 
was left unaided.

Remember your promises to the most abject ...
"I will come down ...
I will spend my heaven doing good on earth ...
I will let fall a shower of roses!"

Inspired by this confidence, 
I come to you - hoping against hope,
O sweet virgin bride of Christ,
littlest daughter of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel;
before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. 
O St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, 
despise not my petitions, 
but in your love and mercy hear and answer me.


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    1. oh I so apologize for these inane and self-serving remarks I make in the middle of the night. truly I know I am a fool.

    2. I love your comments - I laughed at that one. Happy feast day!

    3. Oh and to you ! I am off to Mass, gratefully.
      thank you for your many kindnesses Terry.

  2. "The remains of a courageous Navy chaplain who helped shipmates escape from the stricken battleship USS Oklahoma after it was torpedoed at Pearl Harbor have been identified almost 75 years after he perished in the attack.
    The bones of Lt. j.g. Aloysius H. Schmitt, a Catholic priest from St. Lucas, Iowa, were identified by experts with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency as part of a project to put names with the remains of those who died on the ship Dec. 7, 1941."


    1. Thanks E - that's a wonderful story.

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    1. Happy feast day to you too.

  4. May our little friend shower you with blessings today, Terry!

    1. Thank you Angela - I had asked her to give them to those in Syria most in need - today Aleppo is most in need.

    2. I am sure she will oblige. Could you send me an email - I've lost your address.


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