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Our Lord and His Holy Apostles at the Last Supper

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Sanctify, O Lord, we beseech Thee, the gifts offered up to Thee and cleanse our hearts by the light of the Holy Spirit.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

El, Malei Rachammim

Come, O Holy Ghost and fill the hearts of Thy faithful: and kindle in them the fire of Thy love.


Oh God, full of mercy, who dwells on high, grant perfect rest beneath the sheltering wings of Your presence, among the holy and the pure who shine as the brightness of the sky, to the soul for whom I pray, who has gone to her eternity, and in whose memory I have offered charity. May her rest be in Paradise. May the Master of Mercy bring her under the cover of His wings, and let her soul be bound up in the bond of life. May the LORD be her inheritance, and may she rest in peace where she will lay, and let us say, Amen.

Saint Joseph, pray for her.
Saint Margaret, pray for her.
Saint Elizabeth Seton, pray for her.


I'm still praying for you, every day, as I have been for a while.  I hope you are advancing in virtue faster than I am.  Despite all the time I spend talking with God, I still find time to sin the same old sins.  But, maybe, I hope, I'm resisting a little more and repenting a little quicker.  We shall see.  I hope to see you again.  Visit me when I get to purgatory, if that is possible & pray for those you have left behind, when you can.


Merciful God, please grant that Rebecca and I and the others for whom I pray will find our final home with Thee in heaven.


Today's Gospel:

Amen, amen I say to you: He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up another way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he hath let out his own sheep, he goeth before them: and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice. But a stranger they follow not, but fly from him, because they know not the voice of strangers.

This proverb Jesus spoke to them. But they understood not what he spoke to them. Jesus therefore said to them again: Amen, amen I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All others, as many as have come, are thieves and robbers: and the sheep heard them not. I am the door. By me, if any man enter in, he shall be saved: and he shall go in, and go out, and shall find pastures. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I am come that they may have life, and may have it more abundantly.
John 10:1-10


Shortly before you died, I went to confession and, for a penance, was assigned the reading of Luke 15. I have read all or part of it most days since. It has the parable of the lost sheep. I have been praying to the Good Shepherd. Remember His loving concern for you, dear lamb of His flock, and be at peace.

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