PRAYER TO ST PE…

PRAYER TO ST PEREGRINE*

“O glorious St Peregrine, apostle of Our Lady of Sorrows, you who had such great faith that she obtained for you all that you asked of God, you who were so profoundly humble that until commanded by your superiors refused Holy Orders, you whose patience was so perfect, that when you begged Jesus Crucified the cure of cancer, your cancer, you asked that the suffering remain; through the ineffable joys that you now experience as a reward for your virtue and your submission to the will of God, imprint deep in our hearts and souls these same dispositions of faith, humility and submission to the Divine Will, so that we may obtain from the omnipotent God the favours we ask.

(pause here and silently recall the favours you are asking through the intercession of St Peregrine)

To whom shall we go if not to you, who bore in your own flesh this disease, you who were cured by Our Lord himself? The example of your life and your virtue will lead us to Our Lady, who is our life, our sweetness and our hope, and thus we shall obtain all we ask, through Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.”
* the patron saint of the Catholic church for cancer victims

[from a booklet published in 1954 in honour of the Septenary of the saint bearing the Imprimatur of the Archbishop of Chicago]

 

 

Interior of Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica & Nat...

Interior of Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica & National Shrine, Chicago, Illinois. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

STRONG AND CONS…

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Catholic Church (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

STRONG AND CONSTANT

I WILL BE YAHWEH WHO WALKS WITH YOU
YOU WILL BE ALWAYS WITHIN MY HAND
TAKE YOUR HEART AND GIVE IT ALL TO ME

STRONG AND CONSTANT IS MY LOVE
STRONG AND CONSTANT IS MY LOVE

SHOULD YOU WANDER FAR AWAY FROM ME
I WILL SEARCH FOR YOU IN EV’RY LAND
SHOULD YOU CALL THEN YOU WILL TRULY KNOW

STRONG AND CONSTANT IS MY LOVE
STRONG AND CONSTANT IS MY LOVE

WHEN YOU KNOW SORROW WITHIN YOUR LIFE
I WILL COME, I WILL EMBRACE YOUR HEART
THROUGH YOUR PAIN YOU WILL DISCOVER ME

STRONG AND CONSTANT IS MY LOVE
STRONG AND CONSTANT IS MY LOVE
– Catholic Hymn, Composer: Frank Andersen

“By your love y…

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The mission of the Jesuits used Macau as a point of departure & formation during the 16th century (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Only in love can I find you, my God. In love the gates of my soul spring open, allowing me to breathe a new air of freedom and forget my own petty self. In love my whole being streams forth out of the rigid confines of narrowness and anxious self-assertion, which make me a prisoner of my own poverty emptiness. In love all the powers of my soul flow out toward you, wanting never more to return, but to lose themselves completely in you, since by your love you are the inmost center of my heart, closer to me than I am to myself.”
– Karl Rahner, SJ, German Jesuit, 1904-1984 [Encounters with Silence]

“Two things her…

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St. Augustine of Hippo as pictured during the Renaissance (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Two things here on earth are essential:
Health and a friend.
They are the two things
Most to be prayed for.
Woe to the person who despises them.
Health and friendship are natural gifts.
God has made human beings for living –
Hence health
And for not living alone –
Hence the search for friendship.”
– St Augustine of Hippo, 354-430