St Clare of Assisi

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Palm Suday

“Hosanna to the Son of David!”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
Let's go out and receive our King, who comes to us humble and meek.  St Catherine of Siena

Let's appreciate His living presence in the Blessed Eucharist and receive Him with an open heart during Mass. And if our hearts are still closed and we find it difficult to open them, let's ask our dear Mother Mary to help us and offer our hearts to Him through Her.

Friday, March 22, 2013

For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing.                                                  Romans 7:19

My Lord,
I know you call me to love you, but of myself I cannot love you - Give me your Love so that I may give it back to you;
I know you call me to serve you, but of myself I can do nothing - give me your strength that I may serve you with it;
I know you call me to do good, but although I try I always end up doing the contrary - give me faith in your Mercy and enough strength and hope to get up every time I fall;
I know you call me to be all for you and to come back to you every time I stray from you, but my pride hinders me - give me your humility to come back to You and to reside in Your Heart forever. Amen

“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew." - St. Francis de Sales




Thursday, March 21, 2013

March - Month dedicated to St. Joseph

As protector and guardian of our dear Lord Jesus on this earth, let us turn to St. Joseph for assistance and ask him to protect us, intercede for us and guide us in our daily lives.

Prayer to St. Joseph for Assistance

O glorious St. Joseph, you were chosen by God to be the foster father of Jesus, the most pure spouse of Mary ever Virgin, and the head of the holy family. You have been chosen by Christ's Vicar as the heavenly patron and protector of the Church founded by Christ. Therefore it is with great confidence that I implore your powerful assistance for the whole Church on earth. Protect in a special manner, with true fatherly love, the Pope and all bishops and priests in communion with the See of Peter. Be the protector of all who labor for souls amid the trials and tribulations of this life, and grant that all peoples of the world may follow Christ and the Church He founded.

Dear St. Joseph, accept the offering of myself which I now make to you. I dedicate myself to your service, that you may ever be my father, my protector, and my guide in the way of salvation. Obtain for me great purity of heart and a fervent love for the spiritual life. May all my actions, after your example, be directed to the greater glory of God, in union with the divine Heart of Jesus, the immaculate heart of Mary, and your own paternal heart.

Finally, pray for me that I may share in the peace and joy of your holy death.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

"You are the light of the world, a city on a hill cannot be hidden" Mtw 5:14

Light His Light of truth in every person's life, so that God can continue loving the world through you and me today - Blessed Mother Theresa of Calcutta