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Thought for the Day – 13 October – The Memorial of the Sixth and Final Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima 1917

Thought for the Day – 13 October – The Memorial of the Sixth and Final Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima 1917

Excerpt from the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith – 26 June 2000
The Message of Fatima (Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger)

“As the second millennium gives way to the third, Pope John Paul II has decided to publish the text of the third part of the “secret of Fatima”.

“Behold, as we stand before you, Mother of Christ, before your Immaculate Heart, we desire, together with the whole Church, to unite ourselves with the consecration which, for love of us, your Son made of Himself to the Father:   ‘For their sake’, He said, ‘I consecrate myself that they also may be consecrated in the truth’ (Jn 17:19).  We wish to unite ourselves with our Redeemer in this His consecration for the world and for the human race, which, in his divine Heart, has the power to obtain pardon and to secure reparation.

The power of this consecration lasts for all time and embraces all individuals, peoples and nations.   It overcomes every evil that the spirit of darkness is able to awaken and has in fact awakened in our times, in the heart of man and in his history.

How deeply we feel the need for the consecration of humanity and the world—our modern world—in union with Christ Himself!   For the redeeming work of Christ must be shared in by the world through the Church.

The present Year of the Redemption shows this – the special Jubilee of the whole Church.

Above all creatures, may you be blessed, you, the Handmaid of the Lord, who in the fullest way obeyed the divine call!

Hail to you, who are wholly united to the redeeming consecration of your Son!

Mother of the Church!   Enlighten the People of God along the paths of faith, hope and love!   Enlighten especially the peoples whose consecration and entrustment by us you are awaiting.   Help us to live in the truth of the consecration of Christ for the entire human family of the modern world.

In entrusting to you, O Mother, the world, all individuals and peoples, we also entrust to you this very consecration of the world, placing it in your motherly Heart.

Immaculate Heart!   Help us to conquer the menace of evil, which so easily takes root in the hearts of the people of today, and whose immeasurable effects already weigh down upon our modern world and seem to block the paths towards the future!

From famine and war, deliver us.

From nuclear war, from incalculable self-destruction, from every kind of war, deliver us.

From sins against the life of man from its very beginning, deliver us.

From hatred and from the demeaning of the dignity of the children of God, deliver us.

From every kind of injustice in the life of society, both national and international, deliver us.

From readiness to trample on the commandments of God, deliver us.

From attempts to stifle in human hearts the very truth of God, deliver us.

From the loss of awareness of good and evil, deliver us.

From sins against the Holy Spirit, deliver us, deliver us.

Accept, O Mother of Christ, this cry laden with the sufferings of all individual human beings, laden with the sufferings of whole societies.

Help us with the power of the Holy Spirit to conquer all sin – individual sin and the ‘sin of the world’, sin in all its manifestations.

Let there be revealed, once more, in the history of the world the infinite saving power of the Redemption – the power of merciful Love!   May it put a stop to evil   May it transform consciences!   May your Immaculate Heart reveal for all the light of Hope!”.

Sister Lucia personally confirmed that this solemn and universal act of consecration corresponded to what Our Lady wished (“Sim, està feita, tal como Nossa Senhora a pediu, desde o dia 25 de Março de 1984”:  “Yes it has been done just as Our Lady asked, on 25 March 1984”:   Letter of 8 November 1989).    Hence any further discussion or request is without basis…vatican.va 

read the entire Message here:  http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20000626_message-fatima_en.html

Immaculate Mary, Our Lady of Fatima, Pray for us!our lady of fatima pray for us no 2 - 13 oct 2018

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Quote/s of the Day – 11 October – The Memorial of St Pope John XXIII (1881-1963)

Quote/s of the Day – 11 October – The Memorial of St Pope John XXIII (1881-1963)

“I have looked into Your eyes with my eyes.
I have put my heart near Your Heart.”io have looked into your eyes - st pope john XXIII - 11 oct 2018

“To keep me from sin and straying from Him,
God has used,
devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
in the Blessed Sacrament.
My life vows destined
to be spent in the light
irradiating from the tabernacle
and it is to the Heart of Jesus,
that I dare go.
for the solution of all my problems.”to keep me from sin - st pope john xxIII

“Never hesitate, to hold out your hand,
never hesitate to accept,
the outstretched hand of another.”never hesitate to hold out your hand - st john XXIII - 11 oct 2018

“Do not walk through time
without leaving worthy evidence
of your passage.”do not walk through time - st john XXIII - 11 oct 2018

“Holy Mother Church is a home for one and all.
She desires to belong to everyone
and in particular she is the Church of the poor,
like the village fountain”.holy-mother-church-is-st-john-23-11-oct-2017

“Before everything else,
fidelity to the Church –
One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic.
Jesus did not found several churches
but one single Church.”

St Pope John XXIII (1881-1963)before everything else - st pope john XXIII - 11 oct 2018

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Quote/s of the Day – 19 August – The Memorial of St John Eudes (1601-1680) “Apostle of Two Hearts”

Quote/s of the Day – 19 August – The Memorial of St John Eudes (1601-1680)

Apostle of Two Hearts”

“Faith
is a beam,
radiating,
from the face
of God.”faith is a beam - st john eudes - 19 aug 2018

“Our wish, our object, our chief preoccupation
must be to form Jesus in ourselves,
to make His spirit, His devotion, His affections,
His desires and His disposition, live and reign there.
All our religious exercises should be directed to this end.
It is the work which God has given us to do unceasingly. “

St John Eudes (1601-1680)our-wish-our-object-st-john-eudes.19 aug 2017

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Our Morning Offering – 12 July – The Memorial of Sts Louis & Zelie Martin

Our Morning Offering – 12 July – The Memorial of Sts Louis & Zelie Martin – Parents of St Thérèse of the Child Jesus

Morning Offering
By St Thérèse of the Child Jesus (1873-1897)

O my God!
I offer You all my actions of this day
for the intentions and for the glory
of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
I desire to sanctify
every beat of my heart,
my every thought,
my simplest works,
by uniting them to Its infinite merits
and I wish to make reparation for my sins,
by casting them into the furnace
of Its Merciful Love.
O my God!
I ask You for myself and for those
whom I hold dear,
the grace to fulfill perfectly
Your Holy Will,
to accept for love of You
the joys and sorrows of this passing life,
so that we may one day be united together,
in Heaven for all Eternity.
Amenmorning offering - o my god, i offer you all my actions of this day - st therese lisieux - 12 july 2018 - mem of louis and zelie

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Our Morning Offering – 19 June – Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Our Morning Offering – 19 June – Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Prayer to the Two Loving Hearts
By St John Eudes (1501-1680)

O Jesus, only Son of God, only Son of Mary,
I offer You the most loving Heart
of Your divine Mother
which is more precious
and pleasing to You than all hearts.

O Mary, Mother of Jesus,
I offer you the most adorable Heart
of your well-beloved Son,
who is the life and love and joy of your Heart.

Blessed be the Most Loving Heart
and Sweet Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ
and the most glorious
Virgin Mary, His Mother,
in eternity and forever.
Amenprayer to the two loving hearts by st john eudes - 18 june 2018

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Our Morning Offering – 17 June – The Month of the Sacred Heart, Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Our Morning Offering – 17 June – The Month of the Sacred Heart, Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

I Pray You Lord
Blessed John Henry Newman (1801-1890)

I pray You Lord,
in Holy Communion,
to give me the grace
of a cheerful heart,
an even temper,
sweetness, gentleness
and brightness of mind,
as walking in Your light
and by Your grace.
I pray You to give me the spirit
of overabundant, ever-springing love,
which empowers and sweeps away,
the vexations of life
by its own richness and strength
and which, above all things,
unites me to You,
who are the fountain
and the centre of all mercy,
loving kindness and joy.
AmenI pray you lord - bl john henry newman - 17 june 2018 - prayer before holy communion

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Quote of the Day – 16 June – Month of the Sacred Heart and the Memorial of St Lutgarde of Aywières (1182-1246)

Quote of the Day – 16 June – Month of the Sacred Heart and the Memorial of St Lutgarde of Aywières (1182-1246) Mystic – The first known female Stigmatist and one of the first Devotees of the Sacred Heart (St Lutgarde here:  https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/saint-of-the-day-16-june-st-lutgarde-of-aywieres-the-first-known-woman-stigmatic-of-the-church-and-one-of-the-first-promoters-of-devotion-to-the-sacred-heart/)

“So be it, Lord, so long as Your Heart’s love
is mingled with mine
I have and hold my heart in You.
For with You as my shield,
my heart is secure for all time.”

St Lutgarde of Aywières (1182-1246)so be it lord - st lutgarde - 16 june 2018