Mother of Mercy

MOTHER OF GOD AND MOTHER OF MERCY

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MOTHER OF GOD AND MOTHER OF MERCY PRAY FOR US

Thought for the week

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK

 

Let us contemplate the person Jesus during his earthly life. In humanity he experienced our joys. He has manifestly known, appreciated and celebrated a whole range of human joys, those simple daily joys within the reach of everyone. The depth of his interior life did not blunt his concrete attitude or his sensitivity. He admires the birds of heaven, the lilies of the field. He extols the joy of the shepherd who recovers his sheep, the joy of those invited to the feast, the joy of a marriage celebration, the joy of the father who embraces his prodigal son, and the joy of a woman who had just brought her child into the world.

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Mission Sunday

MISSION SUNDAYimg119This Sunday is Mission Sunday.Jesus said to his disciples, go out and proclaim the good news to the whole world starting from Jerusalem. We are all called to be missionaries and evangelists to spread the good news of the Gospel.The Eucharist is the source of our life, holiness and salvation. He also said to his disciples unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood you will not have life this calls for us to give reverence to the Holy Eucharist.

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

 

PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

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Holy Spirit, speak through me, so all lost souls can plainly see, not my will, but God’s I seek, Your word’s are strong, where mine are weak.

Holy Spirit, teach me love, so those that hate can climb above. I know that love, it is the key, so this I pray, show love through me.

Holy Spirit, help me give, so those without, through You may live. To give to those who are in need, to share my goods but not in greed.

Holy Spirit, make me wise, feed me knowledge, my heart it cries. To understand what I don’t know, please make me wise, so I may grow.

Holy Spirit, help me trust, to lean on You, in times I must. My faith will  will grow each time I do. Please build my trust, my trust in You.

Holy Spirit, take my pride, humble me and be my guide. First comes pride, and then the fall. Let me pride in You, or none at all.

Holy Spirit, make me bold, to spread the news, the scriptures bold. To speak out loud, to those that hear, our God is love, they must not fear.

Holy Spirit, this I pray, fill me up this very day. To have the power, with You be strong, to make things right, where they are wrong.

Holy Spirit, let me shine, with Jesus Christ, this life of mine, that other souls will soon find out, what serving God is all about.

 

 

Domine, non sum dignus…

 

DOMINE, NON SUM DIGNUS… (LORD, I AM NOT WORTHY ..)

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As he entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, beseeching him and saying, “Lord, my servant is lying paralysed at home, in terrible distress.” And he said to him, “I will come and heal him.” But the centurion answered him, “Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, “Go”, and he goes, and to another, “Come” and he comes, and to my slave, “Do this, and he does it.”  ….. ( Mt 8 : 5 – 9 )

We acknowledge the same truth about ourselves, using his very words, every time we are about to receive communion – “Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word……”

 

St Rose of Lima

 

                                                                          St. ROSE OF LIMA, VIRGIN.

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St. Rose of Lima, Virgin. Born of a Spanish family at Lima in Peru in 1586; Rose entered the Third Order of St. Dominic. She lived a life of penance and of contemplation, offering herself for the salvation of Indian people.

(She died in 1617. Her feast day is 23rd of August)

 

 

Ffom the apostolic constitution Munificentissmus Deus

FROM THE APPOSTOLIC CONSTITUTION MUNIFICENTISSIMUS DEUS

                                            BY VENERABLE PIUS XII, POPE

(AAS 42 [1950], 76O-762, 767-769).   Your body is holly and excelling in splendor.

In their homilies and sermons on this feast the holy fathers and the great doctors spoke of the assumption of the Mother of God as something already familiar and accepted by the faithful. They gave it greater clarity in their preaching and used more profound arguments in setting out its nature and meaning. Above all, they brought out more clearly the fact that what is commemorated in this feast is not simply the total absence of corruption from the dead body of the Blessed Virgin Mary but also her triumph over death and her glorification in heaven, after the pattern set by her only Son, Jesus Christ.

Thus Saint John Damascene, preeminent as the great preacher of this truth of tradition, speaks with powerful eloquence when he relates the bodily assumption of the loving Mother of God to her other gifts and privileges; “It was necessary that she who preserved her virginity inviolate in childbirth should also have her body kept free from corruption after death. It was necessary that she who carried the Creator as a child on her breast should dwell in the tabernacles of God. It was necessary that the bride espoused by the Father should make her home in the bridal chambers of heaven. It was necessary that she, who had gazed on her crucified Son and been pierced in the heart by the sword of sorrow which she had escaped in giving him birth, should contemplate him seated with the Father. It was necessary that the Mother of God should share the possessions of her Son, and be venerated by every creature as the Mother and handmaid of God.”

Saint Germanus of Constantinople considered that it was in keeping not only with her divine motherhood but also with unique sanctity of her virginal birth that it was incorrupt and carried up to heaven: “In the words of Scripture, you appear in beauty. Your virginal body is entirely holy, entirely chaste, entirely the house of God, so that for this reason also it is henceforth a stranger to decay; a body changed, because a human body, to a preeminent life of incorruptibility, but still a living body, a body inviolate and sharing in the perfection of life.”

Author early author declares; !Therefore, as the most glorious Mother of Christ, our God and Saviour, the giver of life and immortality, she is enlivened by him to share an eternal incorruptibility of body with him who raised her from the tomb and took her to himself in a way he alone can tell.”

All these reasonings and consideration of the holy Fathers rest on Scripture as their ultimate foundation. scripture portrays the loving Mother of God, almost before our very eyes, as most intimately united with her divine Son and always sharing in his destiny.

Above all, it must be noted that from the second century the holy Fathers present the Virgin Mary as the new Eve, most closely associated with the new Adam, though subject to him in the struggle against the enemy from the nether world. This struggle, as the first promise of a redeemer implies, was to end in perfect victory over sin and death, always linked together in the writings of the Apostle of the Gentiles. Therefore just as the glorious resurrection of Christ was an essential part of this victory and its final trophy, so the struggle shared by the Blessed Virgin and her Son was to end in the glorification of her virginal body, As the same Apostle says: When this mortal body has clothed itself in immortality, then will be fulfilled the word of Scripture: Death is swallowed up in victory.

Hence, the august Mother of God, mysteriously united from all eternity with Jesus Christ in one and the same decree of predestination, immaculate in her divine motherhood, the wholehearted companion of the divine Redeemer who woncomplete victory over sin and its consequences, gained, at last the supreme crown of her privileges – to be preserved immune from the corruption of the tomb, and, like her Son, when death had been conquered, to be carried up body and soul to the exalted glory of heaven, there to sit in splendor at the right hand of her Son, the immortal King of the ages.  

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

                                                      THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

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Let us rejoice in the Lord and celebrate this feast in honour of the Virgin Mary, at whose assumption the angels rejoice, giving praise to the Son of God.

 

 

 

AL HEET in Sweda ( Syria )

 

                                                                    AL HEET IN SWEDA ( SYRIA )

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The above painting by Christ Himself shows oil flowing from an icon of Christ.

Thousands of pilgrims come to AL HEET village in Sweda, Syria, to bow down to an icon of Christ flowing Oil and to see a man whose body bears the stigmata.

EL HEET

The latter is called Nasser Khouris and is a worker in the construction of building/

Last Monday, he had a divine experience having his senses he saw Christ, the Apostles and Paradise. The people who visit his house wanted to verify with their own eyes the reality of the facts.

According to all accounts, articles written in Arabic and published photos and videos, the man really bears the signs of the Cross and open wounds. In addition, oil fiows miraculously from the Sacred Painting of a Crucifix Source.  

 

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel

  Our Lady of Mount Carmel: Feast Day 16th July

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O most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine,

splendour of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God,

Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity, O Star of the Sea,

help me and show me here you are my mother.

O Holy Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth,

I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart,

to secure me in my necessity (make request).

There are none that can withstand  your power.

O Mary conceived without sin pray for us that have recourse to thee (3 times)

Holy Mary I place this cause in your hands (3 times).

Say this for 3 consecutive days.