St Gabriel Windows

St Gabriel Windows
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Friday, August 04, 2006

St. Jean Baptiste Marie Vianney, Cure of Ars


Catechism on the Real Presence

When we are before the Blessed Sacrament, instead of looking about, let us shut our eyes and our mouth; let us open our heart: our good God will open His; we shall go to Him, He will come to us, the one to ask, the other to receive; it will be like a breath from one to the other. What sweetness do we not find in forgetting ourselves in order to seek God! The saints lost sight of themselves that they might see nothing but God, and labor for Him alone; they forgot all created objects in order to find Him alone. This is the way to reach Heaven. (taken from Catechism on the Real Presence; for more click this LINK).


Prayer to Saint John Vianney

Saintly Pastor of Ars and splendid model of all servants of souls, you were considered not very bright, but you possessed the wisdom of the Saints. You were a true pontifex, a bridge-builder, between God and his people as countless penitents streamed to your confessional. Inspire all priests to be dedicated mediators between God and his people in our day. Amen.

1 comment:

Esther said...

This is beautiful Denise. Thank you for posting it.