O dear Jesus, never let me lose so precious a treasure as You are for me. My Lord and my God, so alive in my soul is the ineffable sweetness that flows from Your eyes and the loving gaze which You, my Good, deign to cast upon this poor wretch!
- Saint Padre Pio, Secrets of a Soul: Padre Pio’s Letters to His Spiritual Directors
one of my tumblr friends was ordained to the priesthood today #casual
Prayer to Saint Joseph
Blessed Saint Joseph, husband of Mary, be with us this day.
You protected and cherished the Virgin;
loving the Child Jesus as your Son,
you rescued Him from danger of death.
Defend the Church, the household of God,
purchased by the blood of Christ.
Guardian of the Holy Family,
be with us in our trials.
May your prayers obtain for us
the strength to flee from error
and wrestle with the powers of corruption,
so that in life we may grow in holiness,
and in death rejoice in the crown of victory.
Dear children, in this restless time, anew I am calling you to set out after my Son - to follow Him. I know of the pain, suffering and difficulties, but in my Son you will find rest; in Him you will find peace and salvation. My children, do not forget that my Son redeemed you by His Cross and enabled you, anew, to be children of God; to be able to, anew, call the Heavenly Father, “Father”. To be worthy of the Father, love and forgive, because your Father is love and forgiveness. Pray and fast, because that is the way to your purification, it is the way of coming to know and becoming cognizant of the Heavenly Father. When you become cognizant of the Father, you will comprehend that He is all you need. I, as a mother, desire my children to be in a community of one single people where the Word of God is listened to and carried out.* Therefore, my children, set out after my Son. Be one with Him. Be God’s children. Love your shepherds as my Son loved them when He called them to serve you. Thank you.
- Our Lady of Medugorje’s June 2 message to Mirjana