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Isaias 5:1

Monday, June 02, 2014

Love endureth all things


Blessed are all they that fear the Lord: that walk in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labours of thy hands: blessed art thou, and it shall be well with thee. Thy wife as a fruitful vine, on the sides of thy house. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord. May the Lord bless thee out of Sion: and mayest thou see the good things of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.

And mayest thou see thy children's children. Peace upon Israel.
Psalm 127

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Well, psalm 127 would have been a good one to pair with “Fear of the Lord” in the novena, but I did not read ahead. Dear Rebecca, If you want to come back, we can try to do this over, some other time.

I joke, of course. You must wait patiently until the time God has ordained before you will be reunited with your body. Let us pray for patience and trust in God's providence.

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Act of Consecration

Our Father who art in heaven...

Hail, Mary, Full of Grace, ...

Glory be to the Father... (7 Times)

Abide in Rebecca's soul, O Good and Holy Spirit.
In Thy care may she find healing.
May she whom the doctors could not cure
find comfort and peace in Thee
from now until the day of judgment.

Teach her all things
so that she may patiently endure all things
without resentment or fear,
and obey you in all things,
with a joyful and undivided heart
conquering every temptation
that would pull her from Thy path.

May she walk the path of righteousness forever
as a child of the light,
manifesting Thy goodness in her every action.

Bless her, Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
with a steadfast trust in Thee.

Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost

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Saints Marcellinus, Peter and Erasmus, who endured torments and death for the Lord, pray for us, that we may learn courage from your example.

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Two readings from today's Mass:

...For I reckon that the sufferings of this time are not worthy to be compared with the glory to come, that shall be revealed in us. For the expectation of the creature waiteth for the revelation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him that made it subject, in hope: Because the creature also itself shall be delivered from the servitude of corruption, into the liberty of the glory of the children of God. For we know that every creature groaneth and travaileth in pain, even till now. And not only it, but ourselves also, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption of the sons of God, the redemption of our body.
Romans 8:18-23

The just cried, and the Lord heard them: and delivered them out of all their troubles. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart: and he will save the humble of spirit.
Psalm 33:18-19


And one more, for fortitude:

Therefore, seeing we also are compassed about by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

For consider Him that endured such contradiction from sinners against Himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

In striving against sin, ye have not yet resisted unto bloodshed. And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children: “My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked by Him, for whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth.”

If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then ye are bastards and not sons.

Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh who corrected us, and we gave them reverence. Shall we not far rather be in subjection unto the Father of Spirits, and live? For verily they chastened us for a few days according to their own pleasure, but He for our profit, that we might be partakers of His holiness.

Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous; nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto those who are exercised thereby. Therefore, lift up the hands which hang down and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way, but let it rather be healed.
Hebrews 12:1-13

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