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Monthly Archives: July 2012

PRAISE HIM, PRAISE HIM (HYMN)

1. Praise him, praise him,
praise him in the morning,
praise him in the noontime.
Praise him, praise him,
praise him when the sun goes down.

2. Love him, …

3. Trust him, …

4. Serve him, …

5. Jesus, …

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OH WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN (HYMN)

1. Oh when the saints go marching in. (2)
I want to be in that number,
when the saints go marching in.

2. Oh when the drums begin to bang…

3. Oh when the stars fall from the sky…

4. Oh when the moon turns into blood…

5. Oh when the sun turns into fire…

6. Oh when the fires begin to blaze…

7. Oh when the Lord calls out the names…

 

PEACE IS FLOWING LIKE A RIVER (HYMN)

1. Peace is flowing like a river,
flowing out through you and me,
spreading out into the desert,
setting all the captives free.

2. Love is flowing like a river…

3. Joy is flowing like a river…

4. Hope is flowing like a river…

 

PRAYER FOR THE FRANCISCAN MISSIONARIES OF MARY

FRANCISCAN MISSIONARIES OF MARY

Martyred in China in 1900:

Saint Hermine of Jesus, 1866-1900

Saint Mary of St Just, 1866-1900

Saint Mary of St Natalie, 1864-1900

Saint Mary Adolphine, 1866-1900

Saint Mary Amandine, 1872-1900

Saint Maria Chiara, 1872-1900

Saint Mary of Peace, 1875-1900

PRAYER:
Lord,
Saint Hermine and her
Companions
gladly gave their lives
after your example
to extend your reign of love
in our world.
Inspired
by their lives,
may young people
feel called to follow you
and dedicate themselves to you
as Franciscan Missionaries of Mary.
Amen.

For information, please contact:
Franciscan Missionaries of Mary
92 King’s Road
Wimbledon
London SW19 8QW
Tel.:
from abroad: +44 20 8542 7405
from UK: 020 8542 7405

 

BIBLE PRAYERS FOR WHEN WE ARE IN DANGER OF SIN

BY ST ALPHONSUS LIGUORI

“St Cyprian says that the divine mercy is an inexhaustible fountain. They who bring vessels of the greatest confidence draw from it the greatest graces. Hence, the Royal Prophet has said,

“Let your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, as we have hoped in you” (Ps 32:22).

Whenever the devil terrifies is by placing before our eyes the great difficulty of persevering in the grace of God in spite of all the dangers and sinful occasions of this life, let us, without answering him, raise our eyes to God, and hope that in his goodness he will certainly send us help to resist every attack.

“I have lifted up my eyes to the mountains, from where help shall come to me” (Ps 120:1).

And when the enemy represents to us our weakness, let us say with the Apostle:

“I can do all things in him who strengthens me” (Ph 4:13).

Of myself I can do nothing; but I trust in God, that, by his grace, I shall be able to do all things.
Hence, in the midst of the greatest dangers of perdition to which we are exposed, we should continually turn to Jesus Christ, and, throwing ourselves into the hands of him who redeemed us by his death, should say:

“Into your hands I commend my spirit: you have redeemed me, O Lord, the God of truth” (Ps 30:6).

This prayer should be said with great confidence of obtaining eternal life, and to it we should add:

“In you, O Lord, I have hoped; let me not be confounded for ever” (Ps 30:1).”

 

THE WORDS OF THE HYMN SUNG AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE LONDON OLYMPIC GAMES 2012

1. Abide with me, fast falls the eventide;
the darkness deepens, Lord, with me abide!
When other helpers fail, and comforts flee,
help of the helpless, O abide with me.

2. Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;
earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away;
change and decay in all around I see;
O thou who changest not, abide with me.

3. I need thy presence every passing hour;
what but thy grace can foil the tempter’s power?
Who like thyself my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, O abide with me.

4. I fear no foe with thee at hand to bless;
ills have no weight and tears no bitterness.
Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if thou abide with me.

5. Hold thou thy Cross before my closing eyes;
shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies;
heaven’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee:
in life, in death, O Lord, abide with me!

– Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847)

 

MANY PEOPLE THE WORLD CONSIDERS TO BE INTELLIGENT ARE IN HELL

ABOUT VERONICA OF MILAN:

“A pious farmer lived an innocent and pure life in the country. The sky, the fields, the trees, the flowers, the birds, all created things made her think continuously of the Creator.

The Heart of Jesus wanted her all for Himself, and she, in order to love Him, went to St Martha’s convent in Milan. There she behaved perfectly in order to come closer to the Heart of Jesus through observance of her order’s Rule and by practising all the virtues.

Not being able to read, she looked with holy envy on the other sisters reciting the Divine Office together, and she too wished to take part in order to augment the glory of her heavenly spouse. Once, while in fervent prayer, the heavenly mother and Queen appeared to her and said, ‘Daughter, be glad! It does not matter that you cannot read, many people the world considers to be intelligent are in hell, and many the world considers ignorant are in heaven!

You only need to know three letters, one white, one black and the other red. The white one means you must remain pure and unstained, the black one signifies that you are dead to the world and the world must be dead to you. The red one symbolises the life of love you are to lead, loving my divine Son, your great husband, and loving all things in Him, for Him and with Him.’

She put into practice the instructions she received from the Seat of Wisdom, so she was pure in mind, heart, body and soul; she was perfectly detached from the world and all earthly things, being full of tender and ardent love for the Heart of Jesus, loving everyone with true evangelic charity, so she reached perfection on earth and glory in heaven. She is the blessed Veronica of Milan.”
– Mons. Nicola Tafuri