Called from Birth!

For the week ending on June 24, 2012
The Nativity of St John the Baptist 


The Lord called me from birth,

from my mother’s womb he gave me my name…

You are my servant, he said to me,

Israel, through whom I show my glory.

Book of the Prophet Isaiah 49:1-3

With so many conflicting proclamations, commercials, text messages, e-mails, twitter, and voice mail, the Lord’s call may sound muffled and distant. Distractions, constant noise and the expectation for instantaneous knowledge and responses renders God’s servants deaf, helpless, fearful and lost. Yet, Jesus promises us peace and abundance when we hear God’s voice. Let us turn off the TV, silence the phone, disconnect the internet, quiet the music and rest in the peace of Jesus’ adoring presence. In Adoration of Jesus Christ, being nurtured as in our mother’s womb and protected as in a tomb, we will be known by our name. We will be called forth as servants, cherished and loved by God for the good of all people. We will be given the courage and inspiration to serve, to give Glory to God. The peace of Christ will be upon us.

Dear Jesus, quiet my mind and open my ears to your call that I may serve you and others may experience your love and goodness. Amen

Favors Granted through Adoration:
Thank you for the love of my Father.
Dear Jesus, thank you for bring our family together to honor our father.

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Unbounded Love

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

June 15

“God’s heart calls to our hearts, inviting us to come out of ourselves,

to forsake our human certainties, to trust in him and, by following his example,

to make ourselves a gift of unbounded love.”

Pope Benedict XVI

Holding an innocent, vulnerable, precious newborn baby in my arms makes my heart sing. I can feel my heart expand with nurturing love, hope for the future and faith that God’s heart continues to bless our world. The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, who’s love is boundless, pours out for each of us as though we are  innocent, vulnerable, precious, newborns resting peacefully in the protection of God’s arms. The giftedness of unbounded love, flowing continuously from the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, will slowly, graciously transform our world into the Kingdom of God. On year at a time. One day at a time. One moment at a time. One heart at a time. Until we are joined as the Body of Christ, a body of unbounded love giving Glory to God. May our hearts sing, answering God’s call to live in the fullness of love.

Dear Jesus, May your love unbound me from my comfortable existence to lovingly reach out to those most in need of your Sacred Heart. Amen

Joan E. Derrig-Heacox

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Nourish Me, O Lord!

For the week ending on June 10, 2012

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Corpus Christi

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the

most Blessed Sacrament.

I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally,

come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You have already come,

and unite myself wholly to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

(St. Alphonsus Liguori 18th century)

The Kingdom of God becomes visible to us as we unite ourselves, heart, body and soul, to Jesus. Continuously nourishing ourselves by the Body and Blood of Christ through the Word, the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration, the Priesthood and the People of God, opens our eyes and hearts to the kingdom of God and the Grace of Jesus Christ surrounding us. Nourished by Christ, we see goodness in all people, we feel compassion for the weary and broken-hearted and we desire to serve those most in need of God’s mercy and care. We become the living presence of Christ in our thoughts, words and actions so that all people will feel welcomed into God’s Kingdom.

Nourish me, O Lord! That I may embody You and serve Your people!

 Dear Jesus, I desire to be with you always in my heart and in my soul. Amen

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