One Minute Reflection – 26 March 2018 – Monday of Holy week and the Memorial of St Braulio (590-651)
Mary brought in a pound of very costly ointment, pure nard, and with it anointed the feet of Jesus, wiping them with her hair; the house was filled with the scent of the ointment…John 12:3
REFLECTION – “O souls! Seek a refuge, like pure doves, in the shadow of the crucifix. There, mourn the Passion of your divine Spouse and drawing from your hearts flames of love and rivers of tears, make of them a precious balm with which to anoint the wounds of your Saviour.”…St Paul of the Cross (1694-1775)
PRAYER – Almighty God, grant that we who are constantly betrayed by our own weakness, may draw the breath of new life from the passion and death of Your only-begotten Son. St Braulio, you who worked so zealously to assist those in weakness, both in body and soul, please pray for us too. Through our Lord and Saviour, who suffered and died for us, in unity with the Holy Spirit, one God forever, amen.