Queen of Heaven, Rejoice! ALLELUIA! He whom you merited to bear, ALLELUIA! Has risen as he said, ALLELUIA! Pray to God for us, ALLELUIA! Rejoice and be glad O Virgin Mary, for our Lord has truly risen!!! ALLELUIA! Blessed Easter!
May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content knowing you are a child of God. Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, Dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.
Blessed be God. Blessed be His Holy Name. Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man. Blessed be the Name of Jesus. Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart. Blessed be His Most Precious Blood. Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Blessed be Mary, the Most Holy Mother of God. Blessed be Her holy and immaculate Conception. Blessed be Her glorious Assumption. Blessed be the Name of Mary, Virgin and Mother. Blessed be St. Joseph, Her most chaste spouse. Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints.
I'll not be doing a post on January 2nd due to new year's. Have a blessed 2012!!
In my part of the world in mid-December the sun rises not too long before eight and sets a bit after four. If the weather is quite mild, that is, hanging around the freezing point, we're likely to have a cloudy day also. Information about when the sun rises and sets has to be taken on faith, one might say. We often don't actually see it. At this same time of the year the Advent texts read in church seem most appropriate: "Though darkness cover the earth and thick clouds the peoples, upon us the Lord shines" and "A people living in darkness has seen a great light; on those overshadowed by death a light has arisen." Christ is that light, the Son of God come in the flesh. If those around us are to sense that the Lord does offer illumination, brightness, warmth, that will certainly require faith on their part. But we ease it for them, we bolster the faith of others, if some of that light shines out in our behavior. If some hope, joy and confidence are apparent in what we do and say. The light of the Lord only becomes actual, meaningful for our world through the illumination, warmth and raising of spirits that Christians bring with them.