Our Morning Offering – 15 February – The Memorial of St Claude de la Colombiere SJ (1641-1682)
Lord, be the Centre of Our Hearts
by St Claude de la Colombiere
O God, what will You do to conquer
the fearful hardness of our hearts?
Lord, You must give us new hearts,
tender hearts, sensitive hearts,
to replace hearts
that are made of marble and of bronze.
You must give us Your own Heart, Jesus.
Come, lovable Heart of Jesus.
Place Your Heart deep in the centre of our hearts
and enkindle in each heart a flame of love
as strong, as great, as the sum of all the reasons
that I have for loving You, my God.
O holy Heart of Jesus, dwell hidden in my heart,
so that I may live only in You
and only for You,
so that, in the end,
I may live with You
eternally in heaven.
Our Morning Offering – 8 February – Saturday of the Fourth Week of Ordinary Tme, Year A
Jesus, my Saviour, Help me
By St Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787)
Most Zealous Doctor
Jesus, my Saviour, help me.
I am resolved truly to love You
and to leave all to please You.
Help me to free myself from everything
that hinders me from belonging wholly to You,
who have loved me so much.
By your prayers, O Mother Mary,
which are so powerful with God,
obtain for me this grace
to belong wholly to God.
Quote/s of the Day – 7 February – The Memorial of Bl Alfredo Cremonesi PIME (1902-1953) Priest and Martyr
“If I were born a thousand times,
I would go back on mission,
a thousand times.”
“[Being a Missionary is]
the most wonderful work
that a man is given.”
Bl Alfredo Cremonesi (1902-1953)
“The Crucified One made us missionaries
and it is the Crucified One again,
who must nourish in us, love for souls.”
“The well-being of souls is only in Christ.
Therefore, let the love of Jesus
be our perfection and our profession,
let us light our hearts
from the eternal flames of love
that radiate from the Sacred Heart of Jesus.”
Blessed Paolo Manna PIME (1872-1952)
“A Burning Soul”
Priest, Missionary in Burma (Myanmar),
Superior General of PIME,
Founder of the Pontifical Missionary Union
Bl Paolo Manna’s life here: https://anastpaul.com/2019/09/15/saint-of-the-day-15-september-blessed-paolo-manna-pime-1872-1952-a-burning-soul/
Our Morning Offering – 7 February – Friday of the Fourth Week of Ordinary Time, Year A
Let Me Breathe through You
by Fr Jean Galot SJ (1919-2008)
Lord, be the goal of my pilgrimage
here upon the earth.
Let me cling to You
with all the force of my longing.
Let me penetrate
the very depth of Your heart.
Let me breathe through You
and let me live by the breath of Your love.
Let me work for You,
not shunning hardship and fatigue.
Let me rest in You,
in unending confidence and friendship.
Let me radiate, through You,
Your divine, loving kindness and apostolic zeal.
Let me remain in You forever,
firmly rooted in Your love.
~from Prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by Fr Jean Galot, SJ (1919-2008)
Our Morning Offering – 18 January – Saturday of the First week in Ordinary Time – Month of the Holy Name of Jesus
The Golden Arrow
May the most holy,
and unutterable Name of God
be always praised,
and glorified in heaven.
on earth and under the earth,
by all the creatures of God
and by the Sacred Heart
of our Lord Jesus Christ
in the most Holy Sacrament
of the altar.
This prayer was revealed by Jesus Himself to a Carmelite Nun of Tours in 1843 as a reparation for blasphemy. “This Golden Arrow will wound My Heart delightfully,” He said “and heal the wounds inflicted by blasphemy.”
Quote/s of the Day – 16 January – Thursday of the First week in Ordinary Time, Year A
“Christ is among us,
His heart like a rose,
expanding within us.”
“God’s will for you is to serve Him,
in His way, as He chooses, now.
It is only a want of humility.
to think of extreme vocations,
like being a nun or a nurse,
while you try to by-pass
your present obvious vocation . . .
Today, you have to use
what you have today
and do not look beyond it.”
Caryll Houselander (1901-1954)
Caryll Houselander (29 September 1901 – 12 October 1954) was an English lay Roman Catholic ecclesiastical artist, mystic, popular religious writer and poet.
Our Morning Offering – 4 January – Saturday of Christmas
Morning Offering to the Sacred Heart
(Treasury of the Sacred Heart 1950)
Everyday of my life belongs to You,
O my God
and every action of my life
should be performed with the pure intention
of honouring You alone.
From this moment, I offer them
to Your Sacred Heart
and by this offering,
I consecrate them without reserve
to Your glory.
What a motive for performing
all my actions with all possible perfection!
Do not permit them, O my divine Saviour,
to be sullied by any motives unworthy of
Your Sacred Heart.
I renounce all that could lessen
the merit of my offering.
I renounce all vanity,
self-love and human respect.
Grant, O my God,
that I may commence, continue
and end this day in Your grace
and solely from the pure motive
of pleasing and honouring You.