RSS

Category Archives: READ & PRAY

SAINT PADRE PIO OF PIETRELCINA – Memoria: 23 September 2017

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, You endowed Saint Padre Pio with the Holy Stigmata, the signs of Your Son’s passion while on earth. Give us a share of the saint’s spirit that we may love what he loved and do as he taught us by his life’s example. We pray this in the most precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Jakarta, 23 September 2017

A Christian Pilgrim 

Advertisements
 

Tags:

SAINT CORNELIUS, Pope and SAINT CYPRIAN, Bishop, Martyrs – Memoria: 16 September

Cornelius was ordained Bishop of Rome in the year 251. He labored to combat the Novatian schism and with the help of Cyprian he was able to enforce his authority. He was sent into exile by the Emperor Gallus, and he died at Civitavechia in the year 253. His body was brought to Rome and interred in the cemetery of Callistus.

Cyprian was born in Carthage about the year 210. He was converted to the faith in mature life and ordained priest. He was ordained bishop of Carthage in 249. He guided his church excellently during much troubled times both by his deeds and hiw writings. During the persecution of Valerian he was first exiled, then, on 14 September 258, martyred for the faith.

Prayer:Heavenly Father, You gave Saint Cornelius and Saint Cyprian to Your Church as faithful pastors and steadfast martyrs. Strengthen our faith and our courage by their prayers, for the unity of the Church. We pray this in the most precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Jakarta, 16 September 2017

A Christian Pilgrim

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on September 16, 2017 in READ & PRAY, SAINTS WE LOVE

 

Tags: , ,

OUR LADY OF SORROWS – Memoria: 15 September

The martyrdom of the Virgin Mary, implicit in Simeon’s prophecy [Luke 2:33-35], is put before us in the story of our Lord’s passion. That venerable old man, Simeon, said of the infant Jesus: “This child is set for a sign that will be contradicted”; and to Mary: “A sword will pierce your soul”.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, when Jesus, Your Son, was raised up on the cross, it was Your will  that Mary, His mother, should stand there and suffer with Him in her heart. Grant that, in union with her, the Church may share in the passion of Christ, and so be brought to the glory of His resurrection. We pray this in the most precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Jakarta, 15 September 2017

A Christian Pilgrim

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on September 15, 2017 in MARY, READ & PRAY, SAINTS WE LOVE

 

THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS – Feast: 14 September

After He had been crucified He rose from the dead and brought us redemption, alleluia.

Prayer: God our Father, in obedience to Your will Your Only-begotten Son endured the cross for our salvation. Grant that as we have come to know the mystery of the cross here on earth, we may receive its rewards in heaven. We pray this in the most precious name of Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Jakarta, 14 September 2017

A Christian Pilgrim

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on September 14, 2017 in READ & PRAY

 

Tags: , ,

SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM, Bishop and Doctor of the Church – Memoria: 13 September

The Saint was born at Antioch about the year 349. After a briliant course of studies he began to lead a life of austerity. He was ordained priest and labored in preaching, with great fruit. In 397 he became Bishop of Constantinople and allowed himself a true pastor striving to reform the morals of both clergy and people. he incurred the hatred of the imperial court and his work was undermined because of jealousy, and twice he was sent into exile:. Overcome by exhaustion he died at Comana in Pontus on 14 September 407. Because of his sermons and writings to explain the faith and to encourage the practice of the Christian life he was called John of the Golden Mouth.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, strength of those who hope in You, by Your will Saint John Chrysostom became renowned in the Church for his astounding eloquence and his forbearance in persecution. Grant that we may be enriched by his teaching, and encouraged by the example of his unconquerable fortitude. We pray this in the most precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Jakarta, 13 September 2017

A Christian Pilgrim 

 

Tags: ,

THE BIRTHDAY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY – FEAST: 8 SEPTEMBER

The birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary announced joy to the whole world, for from her has risen the Son of Justice, our Lord Jesus Christ. He released us from the ancient curse and made us blessed. He destroyed death and gave us eternal life.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, the day of our salvation dawned when the Blessed Virgin gave birth to Your Son. As we celebrate her nativity grant us Your grace and Your peace. We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Jakarta, 8 September 2017

A Christian Pilgrim

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on September 8, 2017 in MARY, READ & PRAY, SAINTS WE LOVE

 

Tags:

THE MARTYRDOM OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST – Memoria: 29 August

John was a great witness to the power of God’s involvement in the world. He lived in the desert, wore strange clothes, and ate bugs with honey. But as strange as he was, John worked hard at preaching his message of repentance. He was unrelenting in holding people accountable for their sins. Despite his unorthodox methods, he sparked a spiritual revival that prepared Israel for Jesus. Ever humble, even John knew that God was behind this great awakening. He never failed to insist that he was only a forerunner, a voice in the wilderness, and an instrument in the hands of the Lord.

Like John, we too should try our hardest to advance the Kingdom of Heaven even as we abandon ourselves to the providence and miraculous grace of God. The more we recognize God’s sovereignty and love, the more we will find ourselves acting like John, that is, like a true servant of a mighty and awesome God.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, You appointed Saint John the Baptist to be the herald of the birth and death of Christ Your Son. Grant that as he died a martyr for justice and truth, so we also may courageously bear witness to Your word. We pray this in the most precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Jakarta, 29 August 2017

A Christian Pilgrim

 

 

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on August 29, 2017 in READ & PRAY, SAINTS WE LOVE