Friday, October 2, 2009

Be not earthly minded - final


Prayer


"O my God, a fatal experience gives me more than sufficiently to understand that my soul is too feeble to break all the chains which attach it to the earth, to creatures, to the body, and to itself. Thou alone by Thy grace canst operate wonders so far above nature. Thou alone canst change me from an exterior and sensual, into an interior and spiritual man; Thou alone canst pour down on the objects I love, a salutary bitterness, in order to detach me from them; Thou alone canst make me adhere entirely to Thee, by making me see and relish how sweet Thou art to such as fear, and still more to such as love Thee. Grant me this favour, O my Lord and my God, and I will quietly wait in profound peace for that most happy moment, which will unite and attach me entirely to Thee for all eternity. Amen+"

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Marilena said...
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Len said...

Just stumbled upon your blog (Providence no doubt) and simply wanted to share news you may already know about the canonization of Rafael Baron. As the story from CNA puts it, "to those younger generations today who 'are not satisfied with what they have' the Pontiff gave" him as our example. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=17360 Thanks for letting me share this on your wonderful blog. Oh, and couldn't help notice your profile. Swedish!!! My mom was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin... she passed on to me my Norwegian, Danish and Swedish blood, which now fills the veins of my hockey-loving kids. St. Briget, pray for us. (and for the Red Wing). From Detroit, blessings of Our Lady upon you and yours... Len G.