DAY 22 - MARY, SEAT OF WISDOM, PRAY THAT WE RECEIVE THE FRUIT OF LONGANIMITY!
“And not only that, but we also find glory in tribulation, knowing that tribulation exercises patience, and patience leads to proving, yet truly proving leads to hope.” (Romans 4:3-4)
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” (Romans 12:12)
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9)
“This, in short, is the difference between us and others who know not God, that in misfortune they complain and murmur, while the adversity does not call us away from the truth of virtue and faith, but strengthens us by its suffering.” -St. Cyprian
Fruit of Longanimity: Extraordinary patience under provocation or trial. Also called long suffering. It is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit. It includes forbearance, which adds to long suffering the implication of restraint in expressing one’s feelings or in demanding punishment or one’s due. Longanimity suggests toleration, moved by love and the desire for peace, of something painful that deserves to be rejected or opposed. (Fr. John Hardon, Modern Catholic Dictionary)
PRAYERS FOR TRADITIONAL 54 DAY NOVENA
THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES OF THE HOLY ROSARY
Prayer before the recitation: Sign of the cross. Hail Mary.
In petition (first 27 days): Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I humbly kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses, snow white buds to remind thee of thy joys, each bud recalling to thee a holy mystery, each 10 bound together with my petition for a particular grace. O Holy Queen, dispenser of God’s graces, and Mother of all who invoke thee, thou canst not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt thou receive my petition; from thy bounty thou wilt give me the favor I so earnestly and trustingly seek. I despair of nothing that I ask of thee. Show thyself my Mother!
In thanksgiving (last 27 days): Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I gratefully kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses snow white buds to remind thee of thy joys each bud recalling to thee a holy mystery; each ten bound together with my petition for a particular grace. O Holy Queen, Dispenser of God's graces. and Mother of all who invoke thee! thou canst not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt thou receive my thanksgiving; from thy bounty thou hast given me the favor I so earnestly and trustingly sought. I despaired not of what I asked of thee, and thou hast truly shown thyself my Mother.
Say: The Apostles’ Creed, Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
The Annunciation – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of humility and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.
The Visitation – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of charity and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.
The Nativity – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of detachment from the world and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.
The Presentation – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of purity and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.
Finding the Child Jesus in the Temple – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of obedience to the will of God and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.
Say: The Hail Holy Queen.
Spiritual Communion: My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
In petition (first 27 days): Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this spiritual communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon thy brow. O my Mother! Look with favor upon my gift, and in thy love obtain for me (specify request, see below). Hail Mary …
In thanksgiving (last 27 days): Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this Spiritual Communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon thy brow in thanksgiving for (specify request, see below) which thou in thy love hast obtained for me. Hail, Mary, etc.
PETITION: May our Church and our country find hope as we unite at the foot of the cross. (Please add your own petitions to this powerful novena)
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TERESA OF CALCUTTA
I continued: “What you are doing is not good. Should you not conduct yourselves out of FEAR of our God rather than fear of the reproach of our Gentile enemies?
What is good? Doing God’s justice is the only good. What is the attitude we should have at heart?
The Old Testament established the seven laws of Noah, or the Noahide Laws which were given by God as binding on all of humanity. Any person who adheres to these is regarded as righteous (even Gentile enemies) and is assured a place in the world to come.
These laws are:
Do Not Deny God
Do Not Blaspheme God
Do Not Murder
Do Not Steal
Teresa of Calcutta
Mother Teresa of Calcutta,
known as the "saint of the gutters", feast day will be September 5
for the church calendar, during her life, was declared a saint of the Roman
Catholic Church by Pope Francis (September 4, 2016) just 19 years after her
death. A Nobel peace laureate, her legacy complements Pope Francis's vision of
a humble church that strives to serve the poor. Francis said she was a
"dispenser of divine mercy" and held world powers to account
"for the crimes of poverty they created. For Mother Teresa, mercy was the
salt which gave flavor to her work, it was the light which shone in the
darkness of the many who no longer had tears to shed for their poverty and
suffering. She showed we can't all do everything, but little gestures made with
so much love are what's important."
Foundation of Love
John McCain in his book “Character is Destiny” stated
Mother Teresa shows us how mercy is the only way to find contentment by
being selfless. Great leadership is based on a foundation of love. McCain
states, “She chose to live amid squalor and sickness and desperation, endured
hardship and endless toil, and might have been the happiest person on earth.”
Mother did not flee from the Lord; nor did she fear anyone. When the Lord
called her; she knew the call was authentic because it filled her with joy.
first counsel of Mother Teresa is to put your hand in His and walk all the way
with Him. When you hear the call to follow. To Mother Teresa it was never more
complicated than that. To her care of the dying was the purest expression of
love. Who around you are dying-physically, emotionally, or spiritually?
might not heal every wound of disease, but it heals the heart. McCain
notes that Mother Teresa showed that rather than chasing ambition the greatest
contentment comes from having a foundation of love. “She loved and was loved,
and her happiness was complete.”
Day of Charity
The International Day of Charity
seeks to promote and recognize charity and its role in easing humanitarian
crises and suffering in the world. The day also serves to recognize the work of
charitable organizations and individuals around the globe whose philanthropic
actions have contributed to the creation of more inclusive and resilient
societies. The International Day of Charity was designated by the United Nations
General Assembly in an effort to mobilize the world to help others. The day is
celebrated every year on September 5th, the anniversary of the death of Mother
Theresa of Calcutta, one of the most philanthropic individuals of our time.
Mother Theresa passed away in 1997 at the age of 87 after a lifetime of
charitable work with the sick and dying in India.
Day of Charity Facts & Quotes
charity donations that are made are tax deductible in many countries the year
they are made.
donated approximately 2% of their disposable income to charity in 2014. This
amount has remained constant over the past decade, despite large fluctuations
in the economy.
annual average US household charitable donation is $2,974.
of high earning households give to charity and 63% say that a major motivation
for their donations is to give back to the community.
us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. –
Mother Teresa, world-renowned nun and missionary.
Day of Charity Top Events and Things to Do
a movie about the impact and importance of charitable work. Some suggestions
are: Pay it Forward (2000), It Could Happen to You (1994), and The Letters
awareness about the holiday by using the hashtags #InternationalDayofCharity,
#Charity and #MamaT.
that directly supports charity. All net proceeds from any of the books listed
go directly to charity. Ready a great story and support a good cause all at
to your favorite charity. If you do not have a charity of choice, Charity Navigator can help you find one. There’s a charity that just
about everyone can find reason to support out there. Check out Cross
a book about the impact and importance of charitable work and about the
charitable life that Mother Teresa led. Some suggestions are Abundance, Systems
Thinking for Social Change, Start Something that Matters, The Joy in Loving and
Mother Teresa: A Simple Path.
Catechism of the Catholic
PART TWO: THE CELEBRATION OF THE CHRISTIAN
CHAPTER ONE THE PASCHAL MYSTERY IN THE AGE OF THE
Article 2-THE PASCHAL MYSTERY IN THE
Sacraments of Eternal Life
Church celebrates the mystery of her Lord "until he comes," when God will
be "everything to everyone." Since the apostolic age the liturgy
has been drawn toward its goal by the Spirit's groaning in the Church: Marana
tha! The liturgy thus shares in Jesus' desire: "I have earnestly
desired to eat this Passover with you . . . until it is fulfilled in the
kingdom of God." In the sacraments of Christ the Church already
receives the guarantee of her inheritance and even now shares in everlasting
life, while "awaiting our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our
great God and Savior Christ Jesus." The "Spirit and the Bride
say, 'Come . . . Come, Lord Jesus!"'
St. Thomas sums up the various aspects of sacramental
signs: "Therefore a sacrament is a sign that commemorates what precedes it
- Christ's Passion; demonstrates what is accomplished in us through Christ's
Passion - grace; and prefigures what that Passion pledges to us - future
MEDICINAL PLANTS Day 22 INSECT PLAGUES-Revealed by Heaven to Luz
ROSEMARY Scientific name: Rosmarinus officinalis L Family: Lamiaceae
has the following property: As an oily or alcoholic solution, it is used as
mullein and rosemary in discreet amounts.” Blessed Virgin Mary, 01.28.2016
30 DAY TRIBUTE TO MARY 22nd ROSE: Precious
Gift of the Cross
Tuesday: Litany of St. Michael the Archangel
Litany of the Most Precious
Blood of Jesus