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Quote/s of the Day – 17 November – Serve, Love, Trust, Hope – The Third World Day of the Poor

Quote/s of the Day – 17 November – The Third World Day of Prayer for the Poor and the Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, Luke 21:5–19

So if I, your Lord and Teacher,
have washed your feet,
you also ought to wash
one another’s feet.

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“A new commandment I give to you,
that you love one another,
even as I have loved you,
that you also lone one another …”

John 13:34

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Blest are the Pure in Heart” – From the Breviary
(A perfect hymn/prayer for the Feast of St Elizabeth of Hungary)

Blest are the pure in heart,
for they shall see our God,
the secret of the Lord is theirs,
their soul is Christ’s abode.

The Lord, who left the heavens,
our life and peace to bring,
to dwell in lowliness with men,
their pattern and their King.

Still to the lowly soul,
He does Himself impart
and for His dwelling and His throne,
chooses the pure in heart.

Lord, we Thy presence seek,
May ours this blessing be:
give us a pure and lowly heart,
a temple fit for Theeblest-are-the-pure-in-heart-on-feast-of-st-elizabeth-of-hungary-17-nov-20171.jpg

Hope means to keep living
amid desperation
and to keep humming
in the darkness.
Hoping is knowing that there is love,
it is trust in tomorrow
it is falling asleep
and waking again
when the sun rises.
In the midst of a gale at sea,
it is to discover land.
In the eyes of another
it is to see that you are understood….
As long as there is still hope
There will also be prayer….
And you will be held in God’s hands.

Fr Henri Nouwen (1932-1996)

Priest, Writer, Professor, Spiritual Director

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Posted in EASTER, FEASTS and SOLEMNITIES, MORNING Prayers, QUOTES of the SAINTS, QUOTES on LOVE, SAINT of the DAY, St Pope JOHN PAUL

One Minute Reflection – 6 April – Easter Friday & The Memorial of Bl Maria Karlowska (1865-1935)

One Minute Reflection – 6 April – Easter Friday & The Memorial of Bl Maria Karlowska (1865-1935)

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”…John 13:34

REFLECTION – “[She] worked as a true Samaritan among women, suffering great material and moral deprivation.   Her devotion to the Saviour’s Sacred Heart bore fruit, in a great love for people.   Thanks to this love she restored to many souls the light of Christ and helped them to retain their lost dignity.” … St Pope John Paul II at the Beatification on 6 June 1997her devotion to the saviour's sacred heart - st john paul on bl maria karlowska - 6 april 2018

PRAYER – Dear Jesus, take away our hearts of stone and replace them with Your loving heart.   Help us to radiate You to all we meet. Blessed Maria Karlowska, your heart was the heart of Christ, please pray for us, amen.bl maria karlowska pray for us - 6 april 2018

Posted in CHRISTMASTIDE!, MORNING Prayers, QUOTES of the SAINTS, QUOTES on LOVE, SAINT of the DAY, The APOSTLES & EVANGELISTS, The WORD

Quote/s of the Day – – 27 December – the Feast of St John the Apostle and Evangelist “The Disciple whom Jesus Loved”  and the 3rd Octave Day

Quote/s of the Day – – 27 December – the Feast of St John the Apostle and Evangelist “The Disciple whom Jesus Loved”  and the 3rd Octave Day

“God is love”..1 John 4: 8, 16

“God so loved the world that he gave his only Son”..John 3: 16

“Having loved his own
who were in the world,
he loved them to the end” ..John 13: 1

“A new commandment
I give to you,
that you love one another;
even as I have loved you,
that you also love one another”..John 13: 34

“Children,
let us love
not in word
or speech
but in deed and truth.”..1 John 3:18

St John the Apostle and Evangelist “The Disciple whom Jesus Loved” god is love - from various of John's texts - 27 dec 2017