Prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel O Beautiful Flower of Carmel, most fruitful vine, splendor of heaven, holy and singular, who brought forth the Son of God, still ever remaining a pure virgin, assist us in our necessity. O Star of the Sea, help and protect us. Show us that you are our Mother. […]Read More Star of the Sea – Help and Protect Us.
“Let us not imagine that we obscure the glory of the Son by the great praise we lavish on the Mother; for the more she is honored, the greater is the glory of her Son. There can be no doubt that whatever we say in praise of the Mother gives equal praise to the Son.” […]Read More St. Bernard of Clairvaux
“O’ Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I put my trust in You.” St. John Paul II had a special devotion to the Sacred Heart and in 1999, on the 100th Anniversary of The Consecration of the Human Race to the Divine Heart of Jesus he wrote: “The Saviour’s Heart invites us to return to the […]Read More Prayer to the Sacred Heart
Featured Image – Public Domain – The altar of Padre Pio’s church in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy. Prayer of St. Pio of Pietrelcina after Holy Communion Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have You present so that I do not forget You. You know how easily I abandon You. Stay with me, Lord, […]Read More Stay With Me Lord…
There is between the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus and the soul, a silent exchange of love, a sharing of pain, an inaudible dialogue between two who know each other perfectly and love each other deeply.It is as if the soul sees itself in a perfect Mirror and knows clearly its faults and imperfections. A strange […]Read More Festum Sanctissimi Corporis Christi (Feast of the Most Holy Body of Christ).
O salutaris Hostia Quae caeli pandis ostium: Bella premunt hostilia, Da robur, fer auxilium. Uni trinoque Domino Sit sempiterna gloria, Qui vitam sine termino Nobis donet in patria. Amen. O saving Victim, open wide The gate of heaven to us below,Our foes press on from every side;Your aid supply, your strength bestow. To your great […]Read More Salutarius Hostia
St. Thomas Aquinas Sing, my tongue, the Savior’s glory,of His flesh the mystery sing;of the Blood, all price exceeding,shed by our immortal King,destined, for the world’s redemption,from a noble womb to spring. Of a pure and spotless Virginborn for us on earth below,He, as Man, with man conversing,stayed, the seeds of truth to sow;then He […]Read More Pange Lingua
This beautiful hymn is by St.Thomas Aquinas. It forms part of a longer hymn titled Pange lingua. If you are sick and in the hospital I hope that these beautiful words bring comfort to you. Tantum ergo Sacramentum Veneremur cernui:Et antiquum documentumNovo cedat ritui:Praestet fides supplementumSensuum defectui. Genitori, GenitoqueLaus et jubilatio,Salus, honor, virtus quoqueSit et […]Read More Tantum Ergo Sacramentum
Jesus, hope of the penitentHow kind you are to those who askHow good you are to those who seekWhat must You be to those who find? St. Bernard of ClairvauxRead More Jesus Hope of the Penitent
Image Credit Wikipedia – Holy Trinity, fresco by Luca Rossetti da Orta, 1738–9 (St. Gaudenzio Church at Ivrea). As I mentioned in a previous post Rublev’s Icon is so beautiful, rich with symbolism, and a beautiful icon to pray with. I encourage you to study further the symbolism, history, and meaning behind this icon. I never […]Read More Contemplating The Mystery – Most Holy Trinity