Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus


“In the Lord Jesus and in his Spirit the whole of Christian existence becomes "A LIVING SACRIFICE, holy and ACCEPTABLE TO GOD", genuine "SPIRITUAL WORSHIP" (Rom 12: 1). The mystery brought about in the Liturgy is truly great. It opens a glimpse of HEAVEN on EARTH, and the perennial hymn of praise rises from the community of believers in UNISON with the hymn of heavenly Jerusalem: "Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth. Pleni sunt caeli et terra gloria tua. Hosanna in excelsis!" Supreme Pontiff John Paul II (2003) Apostolic Letter Spiritus et Sponsa. Libreria Editrice Vaticana

JMJ

How SACRED is the HOLY SACRIFICE, there is no moment in the HISTORY of MANKIND that brings forth a MULTITUDE of DIVINE GRACE in a SOUL as at the MOMENT of HOLY COMMUNION!  Here in this GLIMPSE of ETERNAL GLORY, a TASTE of the OMNIPOTENT is given to the SOUL who has FULLY UNITED HERSELF to the MOST holy and TRIUNE GOD!  How Genuine a WORSHIP, when elevated in this DIVINE UNION we are brought to a perennial HYMN of PRAISE to the ALMIGHTY and EVERLIVING GOD!  He hears the HEART of His CHILD so GRACED with His ETERNAL SPLENDOUR!  How is it that in the midst of a world so consumed by the things of this world, that Heaven comes down to EARTH to bring to the FINITE what is ETERNAL and INFINITE!  So RESPLENDANT a BRIDE is she who comes to the ETERNAL THRONE with a HEART so disposed to receive such a GIFT of DIVINE GRACE!  O may we never approach His Most AWESOME GOODNESS with such ingratitude for such a GIFT!  Such is Our God, that although we never FULLY respond to HIM with such GENEROSITY He receives what our LITTLE HEART can give Him, and MULTIPLIES the GIFT according to the wish of His child so that she MAY BE FULLY SATISFIED!

O Yes, the MYSTERY of this MOST LIVING and HOLY SACRIFICE, is MULTIPLIED in ETERNAL GLORY for she presents only what she can give, and the ETERNAL FATHER is WELL PLEASED!  For the littleness of her GIFT only MAGNIFIES HIS ETERNAL SPLENDOUR!  Be PLEASED, O ETERNAL FATHER, with a Heart so CONTRITE and so HUMBLE to receive the GIFT that is placed at the ALTAR!  CONFIDENT in YOUR INFINITE GOODNESS, your CHILD is RESTING IN Your ETERNAL BOSOM!  Clothed by the PRECIOUS BLOOD of the MEDIATOR and ONLY-BEGOTTEN SON, no LOVE could ever bring to RESPLENDANT GLORY the HEART of the ETERNAL FATHER, so worthy of His ETERNAL PRAISE!

How I LONG to be a PRAISE of Your ETERNAL GLORY, INFINITELY PRAISING Your Most Holy Name here on EARTH as it is in HEAVEN!  How GLAD You are and CONSOLED by the Heart of Your CHILD who wishes SO MUCH to PLEASE the Heart of HER FATHER!  A HEART MAGNIFIED by the INFINITE GRANDNESS of the  Triune and Omnipotent God!  Her HEART burns with love for You, ablazed with the CHARITY of DIVINE and INFINITE GLORY!  Splendour of the Father, so GOOD and so GENEROUS to the HEART of HIS CHILD!  I ask and what is GIVEN is MOST SPLENDOUROUS than what is ever fathomed by the heart of man.  So INFINITE is Your GENEROSITY and so AWESOME is YOUR Goodness to the heart of Your CHILD that the HEAVENS cry out, FOREVER, the MULTITUDE of GLORY that is capable in a soul in LOVE with You!  BURSTING FORTH in ETERNAL GRATITUDE, my SOUL FALLS DOWN in ADORATION; SANCTUS, SANCTUS, SANCTUS, Dominus Deus Sabaoth, Pleni Sunt Coeli, et terra Gloria Tua!  Hosanna in Excelsis!

O UNION of Divine Love, the ETERNAL and TRIUNE GOD, is not LOVED!  Sorrow bequeaths my heart in REPARATION for such ingratitude.  May I ask, O DIVINE and TRIUNE GOD, that I may share In the sorrows of thy HEART to ever more CONSOLE and RENEW what has been so disgracefully placed before you, O Holy and Infinite God!

I ask Pardon, O God, for all the ingratitude of this age so defiled and inhumane are the actions of this generation that the young have been led astray.  Your sheep have need of a SHEPHERD so VIBRANT and MAGNANIMOUS in VIRTUE so that the MULTITUDE of SINS that have been left unspoken may be brought forth with the DEGREE of its OFFENSE against You, O INFINITE and LOVING GOD!  For the WORSHIP that is due to You, O God, has been neglected to the ignorant and the PRAISE of Your Eternal GLORY has been compromised!  Bring forth a FRUITFUL HARVEST of LABORERS for Your Vineyard, O God, so that the SOULS that are fed by the HOLINESS of LIFE may be as ABUNDANT as the seeds of the Field of GRACE!  And the WORSHIP due to You, O Eternal and TRIUNE GOD, may be evermore a REFLECTION of HEAVEN here on EARTH. AMEN. 

Mother of the Eucharist, pray for us who have recourse to thee.  Amen.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Consecrated Life


The responsibility of all consecrated men and women through a life of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience brings to flourishin the vocation of all Baptized Christians towards a more intimate encounter with He who prayed, “Father, may they all be ONE, as we are ONE!”

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Mother of God

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"When at last she gave birth to him in Bethlehem, her eyes were able to gaze tenderly on the face of her Son, as she “wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger” (Lk2:7)."
Supreme Pontiff John Paul II (2002)  Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae.  Libreria Editrice Vaticana.
To Read Apostolic Letter:  Rosarium Virginis Mariae

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The CONTEMPLATION of MARY

To Listen to:  Audio of The CONTEMPLATION of MARY

"The contemplation of Christ has an incomparable model in Mary. In a unique way the face of the Son BELONGS to Mary. It was in her womb that Christ was formed, receiving from her a human resemblance which points to an even greater spiritual closeness. No one has ever devoted himself to the CONTEMPLATION of the face of Christ as faithfully as Mary. The eyes of her heart already turned to him at the Annunciation, when she conceived him by the power of the Holy Spirit. In the months that followed she began to sense his presence and to picture his features. When at last she gave birth to him in Bethlehem, her eyes were able to gaze tenderly on the face of her Son, as she “wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger” (Lk2:7).

Thereafter MARY’S GAZE, ever filled with adoration and wonder, would never leave him. At times it would be a questioning look, as in the episode of the finding in the Temple: “Son, why have you treated us so?” (Lk 2:48); it would always be a penetrating gaze, one capable of DEEPLY UNDERSTANDING JESUS, even to the point of perceiving his hidden feelings and anticipating his decisions, as at Cana (cf. Jn 2:5). At other times it would be a look of sorrow, especially beneath the Cross, where her vision would still be that of a mother giving birth, for Mary not only shared the passion and death of her Son, she also received the new son given to her in the beloved disciple (cf. Jn 19:26-27). On the morning of Easter hers would be a GAZE RADIENT with the joy of the Resurrection, and finally, on the day of Pentecost, a GAZE AFIRE with the outpouring of the Spirit (cf. Acts 1:14)." Supreme Pontiff John Paul II (2002)  Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae.  Libreria Editrice Vaticana.

JMJ

How AWESOME a WONDER is the FACE of CHRIST seen through the EYES of MARY!  She is HIS MOTHER!  A MOTHER who KNOWS HER SON!  Through the EYES of the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, we are evermore embraced with a REFLECTION of HIS ETERNAL WISDOM when in the FACE of TRIAL we are at the GAZE of the ETERNAL FATHER AND ARE UNITED with the IMMACULATE MOTHER to ever KNOW the ONLY BEGOTTEN SON of the TRIUNE GOD!  How are we to ever KNOW the FACE of THE GOD OF WISDOM, unless we are ever brought to our KNEES in ADORATION, CONTEMPLATING through Mary the FACE of CHRIST, the BELOVED!  Brought to an EVER DEEPER KNOWLEDGE of HIS ETERNAL WISDOM, the Mother of my LORD speaks to the HEART of her CHILD and shares with her a DEPTH and KNOWLEDGE of GOD beyond BOUND!  Penetrating into HER HEART an INFINITE SPLENDOUR of LOVE that beholds the FACE of the SON of GOD! 

 How Good is our GOD, so TENDERLY He looks upon HIS CHILD and in turn she RETURNS THE GAZE AFLAMED with THE DIVINE FIRE OF CHARITY so CONSUMED with LOVE FOR HIM that she is brought to an ETERNAL REDEMPTION of GOODNESS to ever KNOW of the JOY of the RESURRECTION!

 A GAZE AFIRED and enflamed with LOVE for HIM, the CONSUMATION of HIS LOVE for her brings forth an ABUNDANCE of DIVINE GRACE towards ALL she wishes to embrace within the ETERNAL KINGDOM of REDEMPTION!  For it is in HIS BRIDE, through the Hands of HIS IMMACULATE MOTHER, that she is GRANTED A MERIT of DIVINE LOVE consumed for the LOVE of the INIFINITE and AWESOME OMNIPOTENT AND TRIUNE GOD!  O Eternal GAZE of the FATHER, you look upon your CHILD with such TENDERNESS and she is CONSUMED with LOVE for YOU and the ONLY BEGOTTEN SON!  She is CONSUMED with LOVE for the ETERNAL and TRIUNE GOD!  So CONSUMED that it is the LOVE of the FATHER that draws her ever nearer to the Son of the Father!  The Mother of my Lord, has come to me to REVEAL to me the HEART of Her SON!

How often I have looked and GAZED at YOUR ETERNAL BOSOM and I am FILLED with INFINITE GRATITUDE for YOUR ETERNAL GOODNESS to me!  The GAZE of YOUR ETERNAL SON has looked upon HIS BRIDE with FAVOR and she IS CONSUMED with LOVE!  So very CONSUMED and set AFLAME with LOVE for HIS ETERNAL GAZE!  O VISION of DIVINE LOVE, consume my HEART towards the INFINITE LOVE of YOUR ETERNAL GOODNESS!  So GOOD and INFINITELY HUMBLE is our Divine SAVIOR that HE HAS SEALED within HIS CHILD a REFLECTION of HIS MOST HUMBLE and RADIANT GAZE of GOODNESS!

 O ETERNAL GAZE of the Father, LIFT up this child of YOUR INFINITE GOODNESS and bring forth an ABUNDANCE of DIVINE GRACE towards the many SOULS I have placed under the MATERNAL MANTLE of the IMMACULATE MOTHER!  Prepare her well for the ETERNAL GIFT of YOUR DIVINE GOODNESS, so that in ALL of HIS INFINITE SPLENDOUR she may be a GLORY and HONOR to YOUR ETERNAL NAME, MOST HIGH and INFINITE GOD, Father, Son and Holy Spirit!  Three in ONE!  Divine and HOLY!  AWESOME and OMNIPOTENT!  TRIUNE and UNDIVIDED TRINITY!

 Mother of the Most Holy Trinity, pray for me your child and RESPLENDANT BRIDE of the ETERNAL KING!

 To Listen to Reading:  Audio of The CONTEMPLATION of MARY

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Blessing from the Bishop

 
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In UNION with our HOLY FATHER the POPE, the BISHOP of the Diocese is a VOICE of the DIVINE SHEPHERD in the SMALLER COMMUNITY of the UNIVERSAL CHURCH!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Meryl Viola Bravo

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Meryl Viola Bravo, Witness to Hope Blog Writer and Administrator, is ENTERING the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist on the Solemn Feast of St. Joseph and the Annunciation!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

O ROSARY of DIVINE LOVE!


A similar need for COMMITMENT and PRAYER arises in relation to another critical contemporary issue: the FAMILY, the primary cell of society, increasingly menaced by forces of disintegration on both the ideological and practical planes, so as to make us fear for the future of this fundamental and indispensable institution and, with it, for the future of society as a whole. The REVIVAL OF THE ROSARY in Christian families, within the context of a broader pastoral ministry to the family, will be an effective aid to countering the devastating effects of this crisis typical of our age. Supreme Pontiff John Paul II (2002) Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Libreria Editrice Vaticana.

To Listen to READING:  Audio of O ROSARY of DIVINE LOVE

JMJ

O Rosary, Gift of DIVINE LOVE!  The REVIVAL of Your MOST GLORIOUS MYSTERY is ever more a FORCE against the wiles and deceits of this CRITICAL time in our CURRENT CULTURE!  CRITICAL for it is in this age that the YOUNG have been led astray and have been brought to a loss of a BEAUTY and MYSTERY infused into their SOULS of a LOVE beyond BOUND!  Made in the IMAGE and LIKENESS of GOD, the CREATOR, the YOUNG have been deceived of their own dignity as CHILDREN of the ETERNAL FATHER!

 O REVIVAL of the ROSARY!  O REVIVAL!  BRING forth an ABUNDANCE of DIVINE GRACE in the KNOWLEDGE of THESE MOST GLORIOUS BEADS OF REDEMPTION!  REDEEMED by a GOD who has brought forth the BEAUTY of DIVINE GRACE in a SOUL in love with YOU, THE ARMS of MARY embrace YOU ALL THE MORE!  For through MARY, she brings forth in her child a GRACE of LOVE to the ETERNAL FATHER!  For it is through her that the ONLY BEGOTTEN SON of the Father was brought into FLESH for the whole of HUMANITY to be adopted and EMBRACED by the HEART of the FATHER!

 In UNION with YOU, ETERNAL FATHER, the child inebriated by the MYSTERIES of the MOST HOLY ROSARY will evermore come to a KNOWLEDGE of Your DIVINE SON, Eternal WORD made FLESH!  And in this RESURGENCE of DIVINE UNION with YOUR ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, the HUMAN FAMILY will come to KNOW of the LOVE of the TRIUNE and INFINITE GOD!  O Most Holy TRINITY, ONE and DIVINE!  The FAMILY of the HUMAN RACE is in NEED of a NEWNESS of LIFE!  A NEWNESS of YOUR DIVINE GOODNESS!  GOODNESS reflected in the LOVE of the MOST HOLY TRINITY!  THREE in ONE!  ONE in UNION! 

 The FAMILY so PRECIOUS to the EYES of the FATHER!  O MOTHER of the INCARNATE WORD, the FAMILY of this CURRENT AGE have been led astray.  May the POWER of the ETERNAL WORD spoken through every Hail Mary, reveal to ALL of CREATION of the ESSENCE of our own EXISTENCE made in the IMAGE and LIKENESS of GOD, BEAUTY itself!  For it is in YOU, O MARY, that the FULLNESS of ALL CREATION has been reflected to ALL of HUMANITY to MIRROR and LIVE, who is the MOTHER of GOD!  For the DIVINE CHILD and ONLY BEGOTTEN SON of the FATHER was embraced and taught by YOUR MATERNAL BOSOM! 

 O Mary, the ROSARY of YOUR MATERNAL LOVE, will evermore BRING to UNION a Family that has been deceived by the brokenness of our current age.  THE ROSARY will bring to KNOWLEDGE the LOVE of the ETERNAL FATHER for every child made in the IMAGE and LIKENESS of the MOST HOLY and TRIUNE GOD!  REVIVE in our HEARTS a LOVE for this DIVINE TOOL OF GRACE!  REVIVE the HEARTS of ALL MANKIND of the MIRACLE of DIVINE LOVE that showers on all of HIS CHILDREN the power of the AVE MARIA!  A DEWFALL of DIVINE GRACE in every BEAD of DIVINE UNION with the TRIUNE GOD!  SO AWESOME A SPLENDOUR that brings forth the MERITS of ETERNAL GLORY to every SOUL that has been ENTRUSTED to YOUR MATERNAL CARE!  O BEAD of DIVINE GRACE, LOVE has CAPTURED my HEART and I am no longer my OWN, BUT CHRIST HAS OVERTAKEN the MYSTERIES of CHARITY that only a HEART in LOVE with the ETERNAL FATHER will ever KNOW!  For it is in the MYSTERY and LIFE of the ETERNAL SON of the FATHER that LOVE itself will BRING to UNION the HEART of the FAMILY!

 
 O MOTHER of the WORD INCARNATE, Lady of the MOST HOLY ROSARY, pray for us who have RECOURSE to thee.  AMEN!

Audio of O ROSARY of DIVINE LOVE

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

An UNDIVIDED Heart

To Listen to Reading:   Audio of An UNDIVIDED Heart

The Consecrated Life, deeply rooted in the example and teaching of Christ the Lord, is A GIFT OF GOD THE FATHER to his Church through the HOLY SPIRIT. By the profession of the evangelical counsels the characteristic features of Jesus the chaste, poor and obedient oneare made constantly “VISIBLE” in the midst of the world and the eyes of the faithful are directed towards the MYSTERY of the Kingdom of God already at work in history, even as it awaits its full realization in HEAVEN.

In every age there have been men and women who, obedient to the FATHER’S CALL and to the prompting of the Spirit, have CHOSEN this special way of following Christ, in order to devote themselves to him with an “UNDIVIDED” HEART (cf. 1 Cor 7:34). Like the Apostles, they too have LEFT EVERYTHING behind in order to be with Christ and to put themselves, as he did, at the service of God and their brothers and sisters. In this way, through the many CHARISMS of spiritual and apostolic life bestowed on them by the Holy Spirit, they have helped to make the MYSTERY and mission of the Church shine forth, and in doing so have contributed to the RENEWAL of society.  Supreme Pontiff John Paul II (1996) Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Vita Consecrata.  Libreria Editrice Vaticana.

JMJ

CHRIST, in All His MAGNIFICENT SPLENDOUR, bestows on a SOUL the special GRACE of COMPLETE OBLATION to the Eternal Father through the Vow of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience as a WITNESS of the GOSPEL of CHRIST in REFLECTION of His Divine Son poor, chaste and obedient.  How often CHRIST lived among the poor and was rejected by men for the TREASURE He HELD in His ETERNAL FATHER!  We as Christians CALLED by GOD to PROCLAIM to the ends of the EARTH of a KINGDOM that is to COME must LEAVE EVERYTHING to bring to the ALTAR a COMPLETE and TOTAL OFFERING of ourselves to the TRIUNE GOD most pleasing to the EYES of the FATHER!  In this OFFERING a PURIFICATION of the Heart is evermore brought to a RESPLENDANT DIAMOND chosen to be MERITED in the HEAVENLY COURTS for all ETERNITY! 

 Created in His Image and Likeness, the SON bestows on HIS BRIDE, a GIFT, a GRACE known only to Man as ONE that is defiled and rejected, but to the ETERNAL FATHER as ONE MOST MERITED for the GLORY of HIS ETERNAL KINGDOM!  For what is it to the world to be poor.  It is NOTHING and to be DESPISED!  What is it to be chaste.  It is NOTHING and to be DESPISED!  What is it to be obedient.  It is NOTHING and to be DESPISED!  How AWESOME to KNOW that the MERITS of ETERNAL LIFE are considered as NOTHING and DESPISED all for the GLORY of GOD whose KINGDOM reflects a DIMENSION in Man that CAN ONLY BE FOUND IN CHRIST, poor, chaste and obedient!  For the KINGDOM began from a babe so LOWLY and so HUMBLE that the ANGELS of the HEAVENLY COURTS REJOICED and GLORIFIED the whole of HUMANITY for a GOD SO GRAND to reach down and BRING to us THE DIVINE AND INFINITE GOD OF LOVE!  LOVE BEYOND all telling, is BORN for us so that those who have been rejected and despised might KNOW of the GLORY that is to COME for those who have been brought to the ALTAR with a LIVING OBLATION of SACRIFICE so pleasing to the Heart of the FATHER!  For it is in the HEART that the Eternal Father SEES ALL!

 O UNDIVIDED HEART, loved for the SAKE of LOVE!  The WHOLE OF HUMANITY is at your beckoning so that the MANY SOULS that have been placed under your care may be LOVED for the sake of LOVE!  LOVE reflected in the HEART of the FATHER so that CHILDREN embraced by LOVE may know of the TRANSCENDANT GLORY that is to COME!  For the UNIVERSAL CHARACTERISTIC of the Heart of the Father is one that is UNDIVIDED yet so DISTINCT to each CHILD according to His PLEASURES and to that of the TRIUNE and INFINITE GOD!  For He speaks to each HEART and CHOOSES WHOM HE WILLS!

 O WILL of the FATHER, UNITED to You in OBEDIENCE, the Undivided HEART becomes ever more RESPLENDANT in GLORY as she reveals to you her SECRETS and UNITES it to YOU in a CONTEMPLATION of DIVINE LOVE so pleasing to the HEART of YOUR SON!  For in the UNION of the WILLS we have been brought to an ATONEMENT OF LOVE so GRACIOUS and so BEAUTIFUL that the LOVE of the SON is ever more RENEWED and BROUGHT TO THE ALTAR ONCE AGAIN FOR AN OBLATION OF DIVINE UNION!

 UNION only CHARITY can bring through a VOW made for the CHRIST, poor, chaste and obedient!  UNION with the ONE who is ALL LOVE so that all of MANKIND may know of this GRACIOUS and INFINITE GOD who wishes to be so INTIMATE with His CHILDREN! 

And yet, so often bring to Him a GIFT that is not always so FULL of HIS SPLENDOUR! 
And yet.....
what does He do, HE BRINGS to us HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON as MEDIATOR and VICTIM PRIEST to expiate what is lacking and receives HER GIFT and REFLECTS UPON HER THE AWESOMENESS of His DIVINE GOODNESS and brings her to the Altar to be evermore RENEWED and LOVED by the Heart of the Father! 

O AWESOME SACRIFICE of the Father, Your SON IS IN LOVE and wishes to BRING HIS BRIDE to the ALTAR for a UNION of DIVINE MYSTERY that only the SECRETS of HEAVEN can only be uttered and REVEALED to a HEART so PURE and UNDIVIDED for the ETERNAL SPLENDOURS of the KINGDOM!  For we merit HEAVEN only through the BLOOD of YOUR DIVINE SON so GENEROUSLY OFFERED to Man through His CHASTITY, Poverty, and OBEDIENCE!  O Splendour of the Father, bring forth to me a RESURGANCE of DIVINE VOCATIONS to the Evangelical Counsels of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience so that in IMITATION of Your Divine Son the whole CREATION may KNOW of the GLORY that is to COME for those that have been WILLFULLY CHOSEN for the KINGDOM of ETERNAL TRIUMPH!  O IMMACULATE Mary, Mother of God and PRIESTS, pray for us who have recourse to thee.  Amen. 

 To Listen to Reading:   Audio of An UNDIVIDED Heart

Sunday, December 15, 2013

The JOYFUL SONG of Mary

Listen to Reading and Writing:  Audio of The JOYFUL SONG of Mary

Mary lived with HER EYES FIXED ON CHRIST, treasuring his every word: “She kept all these things, pondering them in her heart” (Lk 2:19; cf. 2:51). The memories of Jesus, impressed upon her HEART, were always with her, leading her to reflect on the various moments of her life at her Son's side. In a way those memories were to be the “rosary” which she recited uninterruptedly throughout her earthly life.

Even now, amid the JOYFUL SONGS OF THE HEAVENLY JERUSALEM, the reasons for her THANKSGIVING and PRAISE remain unchanged. They inspire her maternal concern for the pilgrim Church, in which she continues to relate her personal account of the Gospel. Mary constantly sets before the faithful the “mysteries” of her Son, with the desire that the CONTEMPLATION of those mysteries will release all their SAVING POWER. In the recitation of the ROSARY, the Christian community enters into contact with the memories and the contemplative gaze of Mary. Supreme Pontiff John Paul II (2002)  Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae.  Libreria Editrice Vaticana.

JMJ

The SAVING POWER of GOD will forever RESOUND in the HEARTS of those who ponder the WORD of GOD, Eternal Begotten Son of the Father; for it is in this SAVING POWER that the JOYFUL SONG of MARY brings forth the abundant GLORY of the HEAVENLY JERUSALEM!  In Mary, we find the Maternal Care of a Mother who knows all and sees all that the Eternal Father has planned in the Eternal Salvation of Mankind.  For it is in her that the Gospel of Christ speaks to the hearts of children who SEEK the PRAISE and GLORY of the Most Omnipotent Creator of all the Earth!  For in the HEART of the IMMACULATE, we find the pondering of the ETERNAL WORD made Flesh and are ever more UNITED to the LIVING REALITY of HIS MEMORY recited uninterruptedly in the EXULTATION of the MOST HOLY ROSARY!  A contemplation of the Divine Gifts HIDDEN in the HEART of MARY who REJOICES in GOD her SAVIOR! 

REJOICE, O Virgin Mary, REJOICE!  For your SAVIOR has brought forth the ETERNAL SALVATION of those who have been elected to share in His ETERNAL GLORY!  For through You, O Mary, we FIND our REFUGE as the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION who bore the ETERNAL WORD made FLESH for all HUMANITY to adore and embrace with the HEART and FAITH of Your MOST CONTEMPLATIVE HEART!  A heart so UNITED to the ETERNAL FATHER that the Most HOLY and OMNIPOTENT GOD dwells within thee in the womb of YOUR MATERNAL BOSOM contemplating and gazing upon the FACE of CHRIST, the Only Begotten Son of the Father!


REJOICE, O Virgin Mary, REJOICE!  For the SAVING POWER of the Eternal Word made Flesh has been released upon those who reflect on the MYSTERIES of your Divine Son trusting with CONFIDENT HOPE, the exultation of the Most Holy Rosary brings forth a PRAISE and THANKSGIVING to the Eternal Father; a GLORIFICATION of the Most Holy and TRIUNE GOD!  A power that BRINGS FORTH an ABUNDANCE of DIVINE GRACE to heal the brokenhearted and grant hope to the downtrodden.  For the ETERNAL WORD, contemplated into being through the overshadowing of the Holy Ghost we are evermore UNITED to the JOYFUL SONGS of the HEAVENLY JERUSALEM!  For the JOY we find in CHRIST is a POWER that illuminates the HEART towards that of the ETERNAL GLORY destined for the Sons of God!  Glory and Praise to the Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost!

O Mother Immaculate, having CONTEMPLATED the mysteries of Your Divine Son we are more in the KNOWLEDGE of a GOD so humble and yet SO GRAND that no EYE can see and EAR can hear what God has planned for those who love HIM!  The JOY of the Heavenly Jerusalem beckons the hearts of your children ever UNITED to your Immaculate Heart through the GLORIOUS MYSTERIES of the Most Holy Rosary!  REJOICING in these Divine MYSTERIES we place the hopes of our longing HEARTS and contemplate ever more the pondering of your Immaculate Heart through the Power of the UNENDING RECITATION of the HAIL MARY!  FIXING our EYES on the Eternal Word made Flesh, we renew our LOVE for YOU, O Mary, for in you we find the INDWELLING of the Only Begotten Son, the SAVIOR and SALVATION of All Mankind. The JOY of your Immaculate Heart is ever more heard by your children and embraced with a confident TRUST in your Maternal care!  REJOICE, O Virgin Mary, REJOICE!

Mother of the Eternal Word, pray for us who have recourse to thee.  Amen. 

Listen to Reading and Writing:  Audio of The JOYFUL SONG of Mary

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The VOICE of the HOLY SPIRIT


One aspect that we must foster in our communities with GREATER COMMITMENT is the experience of silence. We need SILENCE "if we are to accept in our hearts the FULL RESONANCE of the VOICE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT and to unite our personal prayer more CLOSELY TO THE WORD OF GOD and the PUBLIC VOICE OF THE CHURCH"32. In a society that lives at an increasingly frenetic pace, often deafened by noise and confused by the ephemeral, it is VITAL TO REDISCOVER THE VALUE OF SILENCE. The spread, also outside Christian worship, of practices of meditation that give PRIORITY TO RECOLLECTION is not accidental. Why not start with pedagogical daring a specific education in silence within the coordinates of personal Christian experience? Let us keep before our eyes the example of Jesus, who "rose and went out to a LONELY PLACE, and there HE PRAYED" (Mk 1: 35). The Liturgy, with its different moments and symbols, cannot ignore silence. Supreme Pontiff John Paul II (2003) Apostolic Letter Spiritus et Sponsa. Libreria Editrice Vaticana.
JMJ
O Divine LOVE, spoken with a FIRE of UNION to that of the Eternal Father, the Son and the HOLY GHOST!  Contemplating Your DIVINE SPIRIT, the VOICE of your BRIDE cries out to the LIVING GOD spoken in the SILENCE of YOUR DIVINE HEART!  A FULL RESONANCE of YOUR DIVINE SPIRIT is brought forth in ABUNDANCE through the CONTEMPLATION of the WORD of GOD;  rediscovering more and more of the WORSHIP and ADORATION of Your CREATION to that of the CREATOR!  An ENCOUNTER of YOUR HEAVENLY GLORY is prefigured through the HOLY SACRIFICE of the MASS! 

O Divine Splendour, HOW OFTEN I HAVE RECEIVED YOU in HOLY COMMUNION and have been brought to a UNION OF DIVINE LOVE with the MOST HOLY TRINITY!  Your DIVINE ONENESS ever more brings forth a HEART TRANSFIGURED from ONE GLORY to ANOTHER!  Your VOICE speaks ever clearer RECEPTIVE in a HEART so disposed to the MANY GRACES and ABUNDANCE of DIVINE LOVE to enflame the HEART of YOUR CHILD!  The VITALITY of YOUR DIVINE SPIRIT spoken in the SILENCE of YOUR VOICE; the HOLY SPIRIT ever more brings forth a FIRE of CHARITY to set aflame the Hearts of all MANKIND towards a UNION that the MOST HOLY and TRIUNE GOD desires for His children! 

How is it, Eternal and Ineffable FATHER, that your child DESIRES so much a UNION that only can be HEARD through the PIERCING SOUND OF THE VOICE OF SILENCE; Silence that evermore brings forth an ABUNDANCE of DIVINE GRACE in a SOUL and efficaciously LISTENS to the VOICE of the Holy Ghost!  Speak YOUR WORD to me, O Divine Spirit, and reveal to me the VOICE of the TRIUNE GOD!  CREATOR and ETERNAL FATHER, Your CHILD so intimately UNITED to YOU in this COMMUNION OF DIVINE LOVE; a RESPLENDANCE of YOUR TRIUMPHANT GLORY is revealed to Your child so intimately and so ineffably in LOVE with YOUR DIVINE SON generously IMMOLATED for Your BRIDE, the Church!  O Sacred HOST of DIVINE LOVE, the GIFT of Your Victimhood has brought REDEMPTION and SALVATION to the HEART of MAN!  Salvation FREELY GIVEN for LOVE of ME!  Salvation and REDEMPTION so PURELY INEBRIATED in the HEART of Your CHILDREN!   OVERFLOWING for the ETERNAL GLORY of YOUR CHURCH!  Your CHILDREN, O GOD resonated by the Power of the HOLY GHOST are evermore brought to Your Eternal THRONE at the TIME and DIMENSION OF MAN that can only be HEARD by the INNER SILENCE of the HEART!

Bring forth a NEW CHARITY in YOUR CHURCH, the BRIDE, towards a SACREDNESS of SILENCE in the ABUNDANCE of YOUR GLORY!  Bring forth a NEW AWESOME SPLENDOUR of DIVINE GRACE, so that the VOICE of the Holy GHOST may be ever KNOWN and HEARD, O TRIUNE and Infinite GOD!  O Resonance of Divine Love, SPEAK, for Your Bride the CHURCH is LISTENING!
Christ, the ETERNAL BRIDEGROOM, hears the VOICE of His Bride and will RECEIVE HER with the ABUNDANT LOVE of the ONE TRIUNE GOD!  O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, THREE DIVINE PERSONS, ONE GOD!  ONE!

O Divine Heart, the HEART of YOUR BRIDE, hears YOU, O Holy GHOST!  Fiat!  My Beloved!  Fiat!  Present me to Your Eternal Throne and may this LIVING OBLATION be acceptable to Your Divine Presence! 
O Heart of my HEART!  Created for God ALONE, You will FOREVER be among my DIVINE SPLENDOUR for you have brought to me YOUR ALL!  And I will forever be YOUR ALL!  In the COMPELLING SOLITUDE of my HEART amidst a LOVE so enflamed for YOU!  My God and my ALL!  Deus Meus et OMNIA! 

O Heart of my HEART!  Bring forth a NEW ABUNDANCE of VOCATIONS to YOUR SACRED PRIESTHOOD and that of the Order of Preachers, so that the OVERFLOWING OF YOUR DIVINE GRACE may spring forth in YOUR BRIDE, the CHURCH!

O Holy and TRIUNE GOD, filled with INFINITE GRATITUDE!  I have HEARD the INTIMACY of YOUR DIVINE VOICE through the Father of SILENCE and I am in ADORATION to Your INFINITE GOODNESS for abounding Your Divine Love in the Heart of Your Child; reveal to me evermore the Mystery of Your Divine Plan so that I may RESPOND with FULL FIAT as the Handmaiden of the Lord fully brought forth at the ALTAR of Your DIVINE SPLENDOUR!  United to You, O Mary, PRESENT me to the Heart of Our ETERNAL FATHER so that I may ENTER into the DIVINE PRESENCE of the Eternal and TRIUNE GOD!   O Mother of the EUCHARIST, pray for us who have recourse to thee.  Amen.

Monday, November 4, 2013

The GIFT of PEACE


A number of historical circumstances also make a revival of THE ROSARY quite timely. First of all, the need to IMPLORE from God the GIFT OF PEACE. The ROSARY has many times been proposed by my predecessors and myself as a prayer for peace. At the start of a millennium which began with the terrifying attacks of 11 September 2001, a millennium which witnesses every day innumerous parts of the world fresh scenes of bloodshed and violence, to REDISCOVER the Rosary means to IMMERSE ONSELF in CONTEMPLATION of the MYSTERY of CHRIST who “IS OUR PEACE”, since he made “the two of us one, and broke down the dividing wall of hostility” (Eph 2:14). Consequently, one cannot recite the Rosary without feeling CAUGHT UP in a clear commitment to ADVANCING PEACE, especially in the land of Jesus, still so sorely afflicted and so CLOSE TO THE HEART of every CHRISTIAN. Supreme Pontiff John Paul II (2002) Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae. Libreria Editrice Vaticana.

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Amidst a Culture that bombards the soul in a TREMENDOUS HOSTILITY against TRUE HUMAN DIGNITY, the ROSARY brings to LIFE what has been ever more in NEED of an AWESOME WONDER of BEAUTY!  Here we find CHRIST the HEALING SOURCE of ALL THAT is GOOD for He reflects with us through the HAND of MARY, the MOTHER OF DIVINE GRACE through the INEXORABLE PEACE that brings forth ANEW a LIVING REALITY that we are in the HANDS of a GOD that is in FULL CONTROL!  He reveals to us through the Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary that in the PRESENCE of the MOST HIGH GOD the Mother of ALL DIVINE PEACE will bring forth a NEW CREATION of CHARITY towards those that we intercede in a MAGNIFICENT PLAN of SALVATION for the Souls that we have placed under HER CARE!   A Mystery is involved that only an INSCRUTABLE GOD present among HIS CHILDREN will reveal on the Day of Salvation!  A GOD that KNOWS the VERY HEART OF MAN and reveals what is HIDDEN at the moment of CONTEMPLATION of a LOVE and DEPTH hidden in the SECRET of PRAYER!  Caught up by the MYSTERY of the INCARNATION, the WONDER of PROFOUND PEACE envelopes the soul towards a GOODNESS that ALL OF ETERNITY will forever know of how GOOD our GOD is to bring to us the INCARNATE SON who brings to LIFE the AWESOME LOVE OF THE TRIUNE GOD!  Here we find the GIFT OF PEACE!  CHARITY BEYOND BOUND!  CHARITY that cries out through the very LIFE and KINGDOM of the CHRIST, here lived on EARTH through the MYSTERY of the INCARNATION!  Contemplating His DIVINE GOODNESS, we are IMMERSED in the LIFE of the TRIUNE GOD through the written ETERNAL WORD here AMONG US IN FLESH!  Every Mystery of the Life of Christ, from His Birth to His Death and Resurrection brings forth a LIVING REALITY of the Life of MAN and the SIGNIFICANT PURPOSE of all that we find to be a source of TRIUMPH, is ever more a REALITY of TRUE and PROFOUND PEACE only found in CHRIST, the PRINCE OF ALL PEACE! 

How are we to KNOW the FULL MEANING of PEACE in a world that becomes HOSTILE to the VERY SOURCE OF ALL PEACE!  The witness of the FAITHFUL that have come before us in a PROFOUND ACT OF TRUE CHARITY will forever resound the TRUTHS of CHRIST, THE SOURCE OF ALL PEACE!  Amidst any form of hostility, the soul is inebriated by DIVINE GRACE and is brought forth to the THRONE OF GOD and offers all that she is as the LAMB of GOD is presented at the altar for a LIVING OBLATION to the Eternal FATHER!  Received with a PROFOUND LOVE, He receives her and consoles the HEART OF HIS CHILD knowing that in this TREMENDOUS SACRIFICE, the SALVATION of those she prays for will be brought to HIS SON as the MEDIATOR that will SAVE what has been lost and bring to LIFE what has been dead.


What PROFOUND GOODNESS, a God who allows her to share in HIS PASSION!  In contemplating the Mysteries of His SON, He forever UNITES HIMSELF to HER through the HAND of MARY, His MOTHER!  Close to the HEART of every CHRISTIAN, the ROSARY brings forth a NEW ABUNDANCE of GRACE for the souls that have been ENTRUSTED TO HER!  She TEACHES the SOUL of the MYSTERIES of HER DIVINE SON and UNITES the SOUL EVER MORE NEARER to the INCARNATE WORD MADE FLESH!  O ABYSS of DIVINE LOVE, no GREATER LOVE can fathom the MYSTERY of a GOD so HIDDEN and EVER PRESENT in the LIVES who have consecrated themselves to the TRIUNE and INFINITE GOD!  A PROFOUND PEACE resounds in the HEART contrite and humble in the SIGHT of the LIVING AND AWESOME GOD, and she is filled with a PROFOUND ENCOUNTER with the Mother of All PEACE and KNOWS that all will be well for those who LOVE HER SON and is CONFIDENT in the HAND of the ETERNAL FATHER!  Mary, Queen of all PEACE, pray for us!

O Rosarium Virginis Mariae, O Rosarium Virginis Mariae!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The ETERNAL WORD


The Fathers of the Second Vatican Council, in the Constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium, sought to make “THE TABLE OF THE WORD” offer the TREASURES of SCRIPTURE more fully to the FAITHFUL.(9) Consequently they allowed the biblical readings of the liturgy to be PROCLAIMED in a LANGUAGE understood by ALL. It is CHRIST HIMSELF who SPEAKS when the HOLY SCRIPTURES are READ in the CHURCH.(10) The Council Fathers also urged the celebrant to treat the HOMILY as part of the liturgy, aimed at explaining the WORD OF GOD and DRAWING OUT its MEANING for the CHRISTIAN LIFE.(11) Forty years after the Council, the Year of the Eucharist can serve as an important opportunity for Christian communities to evaluate their progress in this area. It is not enough that the biblical passages are read in the vernacular, if they are not also PROCLAIMED with the care, preparation, devout attention and meditative silence that ENABLE the WORD OF GOD to TOUCH PEOPLE’S MINDS and HEARTS. Supreme Pontiff John Paul II (October 2004- October 2005) Apostolic Letter Mane Nobiscum Domine.  Libreria Editrice Vaticana..
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PROCLAIMED with the MANIFESTATION of a GOD who is SO AWESOME IN HIS SPLENDOUR, the PRIEST speaks and SPRINGS FORTH A DRAWING of LIVING WATER from the LIFE of the LIVING GOD through the GOSPEL of CHRIST!  ENABLING the Word of God to penetrate deeply into the HEARTS of MAN so that a NEW HORIZON can ever more be fully brought to realization a drawing out of the meaning of SALVATION!  How are the FAITHFUL to ever know CHRIST unless it is SPOKEN from a HEART in LOVE WITH CHRIST!  DETERMINED with a MANIFESTATION OF CHRIST DIVINE LOVE, HE who speaks for CHRIST HIMSELF, SPEAKS for the ETERNAL GLORY of the TRIUNE GOD!   Hungering for the DIVINE, Man seeks His Salvation through the WORD OF GOD in proclamation through a SOUL who has been INEBRIATED by the BLOOD OF CHRIST; the TREASURES of the DIVINE WORD comes to FULL FLOW from a MOUTH PROCLAIMING TRUTH in ALL IT’S ESSENCE!   Here we find a GLORIFICATION that brings forth a NEW SALVATION for those in need of a HOPE that brings to LIFE what has been dead.  Created to KNOW HIM who is LOVE ITSELF, we the FAITHFUL SEEK REFUGE in the ETERNAL WORD made FLESH!  Seeking more to know HIM who is TRUTH, enables the HEART to be FULLY ALIVE by the SPOKEN WORD OF DIVINE LOVE!   Where can we FIND the LOVER OF ALL SOULS, but HERE IN THE WORD, the ETERNAL WORD, brought into flesh through the HEART OF THE LIVING GOD!  Beating with LOVE for CHRIST, she seeks HIM whom her HEART LOVES and HEARS her NAME from the very PERSON OF CHRIST, knowing that it is CHRIST ALONE, SPOKEN from the very mouths of the SACRED PRIESTHOOD that He will bring to FULL COMPLETION the DESIRES OF HER HEART! 

Divine Word made FLESH, the manifestation of your ETERNAL GOODNESS has no bound from a HEART TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY YOURS!  Has the MOTHER OF MY LORD not only come to me in Her GLORIOUS SPLENDOUR, but also gives to me HER DIVINE SON through the LIVING WORD OF GOD!  Spoken with the FIRE OF DIVINE LOVE, my HEART is INEBRIATED with the TRUTHS OF CHRIST HIMSELF and the TREASURES OF INFINITE GOODNESS IS OVERFLOWING WITH HIS DIVINE GRACE!  How GENEROUS HE IS TO COME TO ME, NOT only in WORD but in FLESH!  And to REMAIN here on EARTH through the Most HOLY and DIVINE EUCHARIST!  The MAGNANIMOSITY of the GRANDEUR of CHRIST has been ETERNALLY embedded into my HEART and I am brought to my KNEES in ADORATION of the MOST HOLY AND TRIUNE GOD! 

EVALUATE WELL, O PRIEST OF CHRIST, on the PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD through your own existence as a STEWARD of His DIVINE WORD!  For the judgment you have been commended to PROCLAIM with FULLNESS will be brought to LIGHT on the DAY OF SALVATION!  For the SOULS you have FED with your HOLINESS, is the HOLINESS of GOODNESS that is manifested through every WORD that HAS BEEN HEARD FROM the VERY MOUTHS OF THE SACRED PRIESTHOOD!  THE MEASURE OF YOUR HOLINESS, is the MEASURE OF GREATNESS THAT WILL SPRING FORTH IN THE MANY AND ABUNDANT HARVEST OF THE ETERNAL KINGDOM!  I bow in adoration to the SACRED PRIESTHOOD and WITH FULL GRATITUDE to YOUR CALL, I OFFER A LIFE FULLY CONSECRATED TO CHRIST through the Evangelical Counsels of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience.  May God’s Divine Grace fully MANIFEST HIS DIVINE SPLENDOUR through the GOODNESS He has bestowed on me through the SACRED PRIESTHOOD, DIVINE WORD PROCLAIMED IN ALL ITS FULLNESS!  Mother of the DIVINE EUCHARIST, enfold me in Your ARMS and PROTECT THE HEART OF YOUR CHILD!  For it is in you that I have found my SALVATION and the SPOUSE OF MY HEART!

Mary Conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.  Amen.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The ROSARY


The ROSARY, though clearly Marian in character, is at heart a Christocentric prayer. In the sobriety of its elements, it has ALL the depth of the Gospel message in its entirety, of which it can be said to be a compendium.(2) It is an ECHO of the prayer of Mary, her perennial Magnificat for the work of the Redemptive Incarnation which began in her virginal womb. With the Rosary, the Christian people sits at the school of Mary and is led to CONTEMPLATE the BEAUTY of the face of Christ and to experience the DEPTHS of his love. Through the Rosary the faithful receive ABUNDANT GRACE, as though from the very hands of the Mother of the Redeemer”Supreme Pontiff John Paul II (2002) Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Libreria Editrice Vaticana.

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 Redeemed by Christ, and ever more received through the Hands of Mary, children of the Living God have been embraced with INCONCEIVABLE GOODNESS by a God who is SO INFINITELY GOOD that He brings to LIFE the very DEPTHS of the GOSPEL MESSAGE through the SACRED and AWESOME compendium of the HOLY ROSARY!  At the very HEART of Mary, we see with a GLORIOUS DEPTH that the very essence of LIFE is an imitation and a reflection of the INCARNATE WORD made flesh!  We are here PRESENT and ever more fully ALIVE in the school of the HOLY ROSARY that reflects within the depths of the HEART of the ETERNAL FATHER the story of the Only Begotten Son of God!  A STORY that not only REECHOS the Heart of the Father, but also reechos within our own LIVES the Mysteries of the ordinary towards that which is EXTRAORDINARY!  IN EVERY ASPECT of LIFE in this journey towards the Kingdom, we realize that the Incarnate WORD continues to reflect within us another INCARNATION of GOODNESS that continues to reecho the GOSPEL of LIFE!  An incarnation that ELEVATES the SOUL towards a REDEMPTION that brings to CONTEMPLATION the LIVING CHRIST here present among us.  The very DEPTHS of Christ LOVE reiterates to Man that the very circumstances and concerns placed in the HEART of Mary are the very source that LEADS to an ABUNDANT REALIZATION of GRACE upon GRACE!

 Created in His Image and Likeness the REALITY of our own NATURE becomes elevated at every Hail Mary and BEAD of EXULTATION to the Mother of GOD!  Contemplating the LIFE OF CHRIST through the hand of the Mother of the REDEEMER, we are constantly being taught by the very hand of Mary and receive from her very HEART an abundance of DIVINE GRACE!  GRACE that elevates the soul towards what is ETERNAL seeing with FULL VISION that every aspect of LIFE in this journey of DIVINE LOVE, MAN becomes FULL in the NATURE of GRACE to realize that the ordinary is TRULY the SOURCE that LEADS towards something GREATER than HIMSELF!  For it is in NATURE that GRACE ABOUNDS ALL THE MORE!

Reechoing the HEART of the FATHER, the love of HIS ETERNAL GOODNESS brings to LIFE a CONTEMPLATION of the WORD made FLESH in every Mystery that is PROCLAIMED in every DECADE of the HEART of CHRIST!  Resting at her BOSOM, the beat of the Immaculate HEART through every Hail Mary becomes a RHYTHM of DIVINE CHARITY transforming the VISION OF THIS JOURNEY towards that of ETERNAL PEACE!  Man is elevated towards a DIGNITY that reiterates and constantly reminds him of the AWESOME SPLENDOUR of HIS CALLING as a CHILD of the LIVING GOD!  There in this ACT of DIVINE FAITH, we bring to her HEART the very concerns we hold dear and place it at the throne of His Mercy and we are EVER MORE EMBRACED by the Mother of REDEMPTION!  Redeemed by His LOVE, the POWER of the HOLY ROSARY REECHOS the continual INTERVENTION of the Most Holy TRINITY in the life and journey of every Baptized CHRISTIAN!  O Mother of the Holy Rosary, how may I EXPOUND OF the GRATITUDE I hold in this TOOL of DIVINE GRACE!  Your HAND is the HAND I hold as every BEAD exults your MOST IMMACULATE GOODNESS, Grace is handed to me and I know that I am not ALONE!  For you, O MOTHER, confidently entrust to me your Divine Son as I contemplate Him in every MYSTERY of the INCARNATE WORD!  Holding your HAND, O Divine Mother, I am led EVER DEEPER to the HEART of the ETERNAL FATHER and enfolded with a CONFIDENCE that all that is petitioned through the Most Holy Rosary is HEARD and embraced through your Most Immaculate HEART!  Confident in your never ending embrace, I place this CAUSE in your HAND through the POWER and MAGNIFICENT SPLENDOUR of the Most Holy ROSARY!

 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Rosarium Virginis Mariae


The ROSARY of the VIRGIN MARY, which gradually took form in the second millennium under the guidance of the Spirit of God, is a PRAYER loved by countless Saints and ENCOURAGED by the Magisterium. Simple yet profound, it still remains, at the dawn of this third millennium, a PRAYER OF GREAT SIGNIFICANCE destined to bring forth a harvest of HOLINESS. It blends easily into the spiritual journey of the Christian life, which, after two thousand years, has lost none of the freshness of its beginnings and feels drawn by the Spirit of God to “SET OUT INTO THE DEEP” (DUC IN ALTUM) in order once more to proclaim, and even cry out, before the world that Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour, “the WAY, and the TRUTH and the LIFE” (Jn 14:6), “the GOAL of human history and the POINT on which the DESIRES of history and civilization turn”. Supreme Pontiff John Paul II (2002)  Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae.  Libreria Editrice Vaticana


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Christ, Divine Savior, has brought FORTH an ABUNDANCE of DIVINE GRACE to those who in their CONSECRATION to MARY finds their refuge as the MEDIATRIX of all GRACE!  MOTHER of ALL GRACES, the ROSARY allows Man to see in an INFINITE RESOLUTION that it is CHRIST who in HIS REDEMPTION has brought forth the MYSTERY of SALVATION!  How is it that we are to KNOW HIM except through the EYES of MARY!  Mary, His MOTHER, our MOTHER has brought to us a GIFT that is PROCLAIMED and CRIED OUT through the ANGEL GABRIEL, “Hail FULL of GRACE, the Lord is with you.”  Every cry of this Prayer RINGS OUT to the HEAVENS of the GLORY and SPLENDOUR that awaits for those who are in love with Her SON!  Hear in this MYSTERY of SALVATION we find that through the recitation of the ROSARY we continue to CRY OUT to the LIVING GOD of the DEPTHS and GREATNESS that all mankind is DRAWN towards a POINT, a GOAL, and an INFINITE PATH towards GOODNESS, INFINITE GRANDNESS, and GLORY that brings to LIFE the ordinary and the extraordinary freshness of HOLINESS!  Drawn by the SPIRIT of GOD, the very DEPTHS of the HUMAN SPIRIT is brought forth an ABUNDANCE of DIVINE GRACE and a SPIRITUAL HARVEST is transplanted into the Heart of Man in a MYSTICAL UNION of DIVINE LOVE.  An INTIMATE Conversation is reflected in the human soul between the Mother of God, the THEOTOKOS and her Divine Child with the soul embraced and invigorated with the VIRTUE of FAITH!  Every concern, every worry, anxiety, and resoluteness towards the path of RIGHTEOUSNESS is placed within the BOSOM of the MOTHER OF GOD and she reaches towards the child who TRUSTS in her with an ABUNDANCE of DIVINE GRACE to reveal to her the MYSTERIES of the KINGDOM!
 

  O Mother of INFINITE GOODNESS, you have given to the Order of Preachers a special GRACE to share with the whole of HUMANITY a TOOL OF DIVINE GRACE!  St. Dominic who has been loved with INFINITE LOVE the Father of ALL PREACHERS has been GRACED with an ABUNDANCE of DIVINE LOVE THROUGH THIS WONDERFUL GIFT TO THE CHURCH!  O ROSARIUM, ROSARIUM VIRGINIS MARIAE, the Hand of Divine Love has been placed at the palm of each soul to be embraced and shared for a DEPTH of CONTEMPLATION of the DIVINE MYSTERIES of the INCARNATE WORD MADE FLESH!

 The life and GOODNESS of the ETERNAL WORD has been spoken to us through a STORY; a STORY CONTEMPLATED without BOUND through the Mysteries of the DIVINE ROSARY!  Here in this UNION of DIVINE CHARITY, the Mother of all SOULS unites herself to her child and speaks to her sharing with her the SECRETS of Her DIVINE SON spoken without word a LOVE and a MYSTERY that cuts through the fetters of ordinary goodness towards EXTRAORDINARY AND SUPREME CHARITY OF FIRE!  Every bead of LOVE, PROCLAIMS TO THE DEPTHS OF THE ETERNAL FATHER a PROFOUND and INFINITE ENCOUNTER WITH THE CHARITY OF UNION between the SPOUSE of the HOLY SPIRIT and the TRIUNE GOD!  Interwoven in this DIALOGUE a conversation of the soul who participates in this communion realizes with FULL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE VALUE of every HAIL MARY, for in this UNION the soul is ELEVATED TOWARDS GRACE and the DIGNITY of the ordinariness of LIFE BECOMES EXTRAORDINARY!  For we realize that in the mysteries of the LIFE of CHRIST, the journey towards INFINITE LOVE is therefore attainable and given as PURE GIFT from the Hand of the ETERNAL FATHER through the INCARNATE WORD in the Hands of Mary, Rosarium, Rosarium VIRGINIS MARIAE!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Spiritus et Sponsa


"The Spirit and the Bride say "Come'. And let him who hears say, "Come'. And let him who is thirsty come, let him who DESIRES take the water of life without price" (Apoc 22: 17). These words from the Apocalypse echo in my heart as I remember that 40 years ago today, exactly on 4 December 1963, my venerable Predecessor, Pope Paul VI, promulgated the Constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium on the Sacred Liturgy. What, indeed, is the Liturgy other than the VOICE of the Holy Spirit and of the BRIDE, holy Church, crying IN UNISON to the Lord Jesus:  "Come"? What is the Liturgy other than that pure, inexhaustible source of "living water" from which all who thirst can freely draw the gift of God (cf. Jn 4: 10)? Supreme Pontiff John Paul II (2003) Apostolic Letter Spiritus et Sponsa. Libreria Editrice Vaticana

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 Come, Bride of CHRIST, receive the CROWN He has PREPARED for YOU, for all ETERNITY!  O CHRIST, ETERNAL BRIDEGROOM, bring forth to me an ABUNDANCE of DIVINE GRACE so that the whole of CREATION may encounter the LIVING and NEW REDEMPTION of His BRIDE the CHURCH!  How UNFATHOMABLE is a GOD of Mercy that He establishes in Himself a NEW HORIZON OF HOPE for those who PLACE their TRUST in HIM!  The SPIRIT and the BRIDE say, COME!  Come all you who labor and are HEAVY BURDENED, and I will give you REST for your SOULS!  A LIFE GIVING WATER of MERCY is showered upon the faithful who have placed their HOPES on HIM who died upon the CROSS!  The BRIDEGROOM is CALLING and receives His BRIDE, with the ABUNDANCE of CHARITY that prolongs all ETERNITY; for the REDEMPTION of His CREATION is being sought and prefigured as an ETERNAL GLORY to come!  COME, LORD JESUS!  Your BRIDE CALLS, and desires most ABUNDANTLY that the REDEMPTION of MANKIND may be evermore fulfilled in this LIFE and the LIFE to COME!  The voice of the HOLY SPIRIT and YOUR BRIDE the CHURCH cry out in UNISON, Come!  The INEXHAUSTIBLE FUEL of LOVE has been reached with the ABUNDANCE of DIVINE GRACE and the GRACE of HIS DIVINE LOVE has been RECEIVED!  What must I do with such a PRICELESS GIFT!  Am I to share it with those You have given me so that the ONENESS of YOUR GLORY may evermore be MANIFESTED!  How am I to share it in this ABUNDANCE of YOUR GREAT MERCY!  SHOW ME!  FREELY DRAWN by YOUR DIVINE LOVE, the CHARITY of Your FIRE has been SET AFLAME and the CROSS of YOUR TRIUMPH is being brought to its VICTORY! 

 O LIVING WATER, freely drawn for all mankind, the GIFT of Your DIVINE GRACE OVERFLOWS!  There is no bound to YOUR GOODNESS!  How INFINTELY Your Creation is CALLING and CRYING for the REDEMPTION needed for evermore RENEWED and RECREATED NEWNESS of LIFE!  BRIDE is CRYING, call forth to me an abundance of NEW GRACE for the priceless measure of YOUR INFINITE LOVE is being DRAWN!  Drawn FORTH for YOUR GLORY from ONE to the TRIUNE!  The MYSTERY of YOUR GOODNESS OVERFLOWS!  How may it be evermore brought to the WATERS of MERCY, so that the whole of REDEMPTION may continue forth in this STORY of SALVATION!  Our salvation is at HAND!  The KINGDOM of CHRIST is at HAND!  The KING of GLORY has been set on a CROSS and HE has been LIFTED UP for all to see!  He is the KING of GLORY, the HEALER of ALL MANKIND!  He is the KING of GLORY, the BRIDEGROOM of my HEART!  The Spirit and the BRIDE, say COME! 

MOTHER of the EUCHARISTIC KING!  Triumphant in HIS CROSS, He has brought forth an OVERFLOW of LIVING WATER to the Church, His Bride!  She has been placed under your Maternal Care for a GRACE of LOVE that has been manifested by the witness of Your Immaculate Heart and the FIAT of YOUR CALL has been consecrated in TRUTH, so that all may be ONE as we are ONE!  In UNISON, the Spirit and the BRIDE, say COME!  The Bride of Christ, calls forth a NEW ABUNDANCE of GRACE towards all she has placed under Your Immaculate HEART and receives with FULL FIAT the DIVINE will of Her SAVIOR!  Crucified on the CROSS, He has REDEEMED Man for all ETERNITY, and crucified with Him He will bring forth a NEW ABUNDANCE of GRACE upon GRACE!  For the conversions that will evermore DELIGHT His HEART, I place this CAUSE in Your Immaculate and FIRE of HEART so that the PRICE of ETERNAL GLORY may shine forth FOREVER now and in all ETERNITY!  Mother of the Divine and EUCHARISTIC KING, bring forth to me a NEW BIRTH of LIFE so that the whole of CREATION may know of the abundance of Your Divine Grace!  How MERCIFUL HE IS, YES, HOW MERCIFUL!  The ABUNDANCE of HIS LOVE is a PRICE without LIMIT; for the Eternal GLORIFICATION of His CROSS is being ACCOMPLISHED!  Mary, Mother of the KING TRIUMPHANT, pray for me, embrace me, SHOW me that You are my MOTHER!  Mother of the Word Incarnate, pray for us who have recourse to thee.  Amen.