Saturday, February 04, 2012

Saintly Eucharistic Quotes

St. Theresa Co-Cathedral, Adoration Chapel,  Honolulu HI
‎"With what humility should we assist at Mass, if we realized that our guardian angel was kneeling besides us, prostrate before the majesty of God!" - St. John Vianney

"When our dear savior left this world, he did not wish to leave us alone, and therefore he devised a means of remaining with us in the Holy Eucharist to the end of time, that even here below we may enjoy his sweet company." - St. Alphonsus de Liguori

"O Lord!, all our troubles comes to us from not having our eyes fixed upon you. - St. Teresa de Avila

"To separate Christ from His mother in our piety is to divide Christ...Where the mother is left out, the Son is no longer understood." - Bl. Columba Marmion

"...It is one thing to love God, and another thing actually to feel the happiness of His presence." - Ven. Elizabeth LeSeuer

"O Sacred Heart of Jesus...May every beat of my heart be a prayer to obtain mercy and pardon for sinners." - St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier

"My God, may everything I do and suffer today be for love of you." - St. Bernadette

"My Jesus, may all men ever know, adore, love and praise you, every moment in the most Holy and Most Divine Sacrament."

Sources of these quotes are from various books I have read as spiritual reading.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Honolulu's Bishop Larry Silva Addresses the HHS Recent Mandate: Letter to the faithful

Reprinted with permission of our bishop, His Excellency Bishop Larry Silva, Diocese of Honolulu


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

I write to you concerning an alarming and serious matter that negatively impacts the Church in the United States directly, and that strikes at the fundamental right to religious liberty for all citizens of any faith. The federal government, which claims to be “of, by, and for the people,” has just dealt a heavy blow to almost a quarter of those people — the Catholic population — and to the millions more who are served by the Catholic faithful.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that almost all employers, including Catholic employers, will be forced to offer their employees’ health coverage that includes sterilization, abortion-inducing drugs, and contraception. Almost all health insurers will be forced to include those “services” in the health policies they write. And almost all individuals will be forced to buy that coverage as a part of their policies.

In so ruling, the Administration has cast aside the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, denying to Catholics our nation’s first and most fundamental freedom, that of religious liberty. And as a result, unless the rule is overturned, we Catholics will be compelled either to violate our consciences, or to drop health coverage for our employees (and suffer the penalties for doing so). The Administration’s sole concession was to give our institutions one year to comply.

People of faith cannot be made second class citizens. We are already joined by our brothers and sisters of all faiths and many others of good will in this important effort to regain our religious freedom. In generations past, the Church has always been able to count on the faithful to stand up and protect her sacred rights and duties. I hope and trust she can count on this generation of Catholics to do the same. Our children and grandchildren deserve nothing less.

And therefore, I would ask of you two things. First, as a community of faith we must commit ourselves to prayer and fasting that wisdom and justice may prevail, and religious liberty may be restored. Without God, we can do nothing; with God, nothing is impossible. Second, I would also recommend visiting, to learn more about this severe assault on religious liberty, and how to contact Congress in support of legislation that would reverse the Administration’s decision.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Larry Silva

Bishop of Honolulu

Source: Diocese of Honolulu

St. Blaise: Bishop, Martyr and Healer of Wild Animals

Prayers for Our Pets: St. Blaise: Bishop, Martyr and Healer of Wild Animals

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Mother Angelica Classics - Dreams of St John Bosco

The Presentation of the Baby Jesus and the Purification of the Blessed Mother

by Simon Vouvet

Picture source

Prayer to Obtain the Love of the Infant Jesus

O adorable Infant,
I should not dare to present myself before thee,
did I not know that Thou Thyself invitest me to approach Thee.
It is I, by my sins,
who made Thee shed so many tears int he stable of Bethlehem,
but since Thou art come upon earth to pardon penitent sinners,
vouchsafe to pardon me.
I sincerely repent of having despised Thee,
my Lord and my God,
who art so good and hast loved me so much.
The grace that I ask is that I may love Thee
henceforth with all my heart;
inflame my soul entirely with Thy holy love.
I love Thee,
O my God, who hast become an Infant for me.
Grant that I may never cease to love Thee.
O Mary , my Mother! Thou art all-powerful by thy prayers;
I ask but one favor of thee, namely, that thou wilt pray to Jesus for me.

- Saint Alphonsus Liguori

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Prayer to St. John Bosco for the Protection of Young People

Photo taken at the Don Bosco Marian Center in New York


O Glorious Saint John Bosco, who,
in order to lead young people to the feet of the divine Master and
to form them in the light of faith and Christian morality,
didst heroically sacrifice thyself to the very end of thy life and
didst found a fitting religious Institute destined to endure and
to bring to the farthest boundaries of the earth thy glorious work,
obtain also for us from our Lord a holy love for young people,
who are for us from our Lord a holy love for young people,
who are exposed to so many seductions,
in order that we may generously spend ourselves in supporting them against the snares of the devil,
in keeping them safe from the dangers of the world,
and in guiding them, pure and holy,
in the path that leads to God.


The Prayer Book