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Our Morning Offering – 13 June – Lord, Give Me Your Heart

Our Morning Offering – 13 June – “Month of the Sacred Heart” – Sunday within the Octave

Lord, Give Me Your Heart
By St Claude de la Colombiere SJ (1641-1682)

Apostle of Devotion to the Sacred Heart
and Spiritual Director to St Margaret Mary Alacoque

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 we have for loving You, my God.
O holy Heart of Jesus,
dwell hidden in our hearts,
so that we may live only in You
and only for You,
so that, in the end, we may live
with You eternally in heaven.
Amen

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Our Morning Offering – 15 February – Lord, be the Centre of Our Hearts By St Claude

Our Morning Offering – 15 February – The Memorial of St Claude de la Colombiere SJ (1641-1682) “Apostle of the Sacred Heart”

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.
Amen

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Our Morning Offering – 13 June – Lord, Give Me Your Heart By St Claude de la Colombiere

Our Morning Offering – 13 June – “Month of the Sacred Heart” – Saturday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time, Year A

Lord, Give Me Your Heart
By St Claude de la Colombiere SJ (1641-1682)
Apostle of Devotion to the Sacred Heart
and Spiritual Director to St Margaret Mary Alacoque

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 we have for loving You, my God.
O holy Heart of Jesus,
dwell hidden in our hearts,
so that we may live only in You
and only for You,
so that, in the end, we may live
with You eternally in heaven.
Amenlord give me your heart - st claude de la colombiere 13 june 2020

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Our Morning Offering – 15 February – Lord, be the Centre of Our Hearts

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.
Amenlord be the centre of our hearts st claude de la colombiere 15 feb 2020

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Our Morning Offering – 18 November -Jesus, my True Friend

Our Morning Offering – 18 November – Monday of the Thirty Third week in Ordinary Time, Year C

Jesus, my True Friend
By St Claude de la Colombiere S.J. (1641-1682)

You always listen kindly to me.
You have the secret to soften my troubles
and to renew my hope without ceasing.
All alone, You know the depths of my heart.
As my faithful friend,
You are my strong support,
” He who finds You found his Treasury ”.
Always and everywhere, You are with me.
In Your immense tenderness,
You come to my heart
to make Your home.
Reveal the wonder of Your Divine Friendship
to the desperate,
to all overwhelmed with suffering.
Yes, I am so convinced
that You watch over those who hope in You
and that we cannot lose anything
when we wait for You, in all things.
I resolve to live,
now and in the future
without any worry.
For I will discharge all my worries
on You, since You never desert those
who trust, in the love of Your Heart
Amen

St Claude de la Colombière, SJ, was a Jesuit Priest, the Confessor of St Margaret Mary Alacoque, Missionary, ascetical writer and promoter, protector and apostle of the Sacred Heart Devotion.jesus my true friend st claude de la colombiere 18 nov 2019.jpg

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Our Morning Offering – 19 September 2019 – Jesus, My Friend

Our Morning Offering – 19 September 2019– Thursday of the Twenty Fourth Week in Ordinary Time, Year C

Excerpt from Jesus, My Friend
By St Claude de la Colombiere SJ(1641-1682)

O Jesus!
You are my true Friend,
my only Friend.
You take a part in all my misfortunes,
You take them on Yourself,
You know how to change them into blessings.
You listen to me with the greatest kindness
when I relate my troubles to You,
and You have always balm to pour on my wounds.
I find You at all times,
I find You everywhere,
You never go away,
if I have to change my dwelling,
I find You wherever I go.
You are never weary of listening to me,
You are never tired of doing me good.
O Jesus!
Grant that I may die praising You,
that I may die loving You,
that I may die for the love of You.
Amenjesus my friend st claude de la colombiere 19 sept 2019

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Our Morning Offering – 20 June – Jesus, My Friend

Our Morning Offering – 20 June – Thursday Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time, Year C

Excerpt from Jesus, My Friend
By St Claude de la Colombiere (1641-1682)

O Jesus!
You are my true Friend,
my only Friend.
You take a part in all my misfortunes;
You take them on Yourself;
You know how to change them into blessings.
You listen to me with the greatest kindness
when I relate my troubles to You,
and You have always balm to pour on my wounds.
I find You at all times;
I find You everywhere;
You never go away;
if I have to change my dwelling,
I find You wherever I go.
You are never weary of listening to me;
You are never tired of doing me good.
O Jesus!
Grant that I may die praising You,
that I may die loving You,
that I may die for the love of You.
Amenjesus-my-friend-by-st-claude-de-la-colombiere-18-june-2018

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Our Morning Offering – 2 April – I Put My Trust in You

Our Morning Offering – 2 April – Tuesday of the Fourth week of Lent

I Put My Trust in You
By St Claude de la Colombiere SJ (1641-1682)

Loving and tender providence of my God,
into Your hands I comment my spirit,
to You, I abandon my hopes and fears,
my desires and dislikes,
my temporal and eternal prospects.
To You, I commit the wants of my perishable body,
to You, I commit the more precious interests
of my immortal soul,
for whose lot I have nothing to fear,
as long as I do not leave Your care.
Though my faults are many,
my misery great,
my spiritual poverty extreme,
my hope in You surpasses all.
It is superior to my weakness,
greater than my difficulties,
stronger than death.
Though temptations should assail me,
I will hope in You,
though I break my resolutions,
I will look to You confidently
for grace to keep them at last.
Though You should kill me,
even then I will trust You,
for You are my Father,
my God,
the support of my salvation.
You are my kind,
compassionate,
indulgent Parent
and I am Your devoted child,
who casts myself into Your arms
and begs Your blessing.
I put my trust in You
and so trusting,
shall not be confounded.
AmenI put my trust in you - st claude de la colombiere 2 april 2019.jpg

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Our Morning Offering – 8 January – 2nd Day after Epiphany

Our Morning Offering – 8 January – 2nd Day after Epiphany

Jesus, accomplish Your Will in Me
by St Claude de la Colombiere (1641-1682)

Jesus,
I feel within me,
a great desire to please You
but, at the same time,
I feel totally incapable of doing this,
without Your special light and help,
which I can expect only from You.
Accomplish Your will in me –
even in spite of me.
Amenjesus accomplish your will in me - st claude de la colombiere 8 jan 2019

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Our Morning Offering – 22 November – My God, My Hope is in You

Our Morning Offering – 22 November – My God, My Hope is in You

My God, My Hope is in You
By St Claude de la Colombière, SJ (1641-1682)

Loving and tender Providence of my God,
into Your hands I commend my spirit,
to You I abandon my hopes and fears,
my desires and repugnances,
my temporal and eternal prospects.
To You I commit the wants of my perishable body,
to You I commit the more precious interests of my immortal soul
for whose lot I have nothing to fear
as long as I do not leave Your care.
Though my faults are many, my misery great,
my spiritual poverty extreme,
my hope in You surpasses all.
it is superior to my weakness,
greater than my difficulties, stronger than death.
Though temptations should assail me, I will hope in You,
though I break my resolutions,
I will look to You confidently for grace to keep them at last.
though You should ask me to die, even then I will trust in You,
for You are my father, my God, the support of my salvation.
You are my kind, compassionate and indulgent parent,
and I am Your devoted child,
who casts myself into Your arms and begs Your blessing.
I put my trust in You
and so trusting, shall not be confounded.
Amen.my god, my hope is in you - 22 november - st claude de la colombiere

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Our Morning Offering – 15 February 

Our Morning Offering – 15 February

Lord, be the Centre of Our Hearts
by St Claude de la Colombiere  S.J. (1641-1682) 

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, amen.lord be the centre of our hearts - st claude de la colombiere - o god what will you do to conquer - 15 feb 2018

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Our Morning Offering 18 June – Monday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time, Year B

Our Morning Offering 18 June – Monday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time, Year B

Excerpt from Jesus, My Friend
By St Claude de la Colombiere (1641-1682)

O Jesus!
You are my true Friend,
my only Friend.
You take a part in all my misfortunes;
You take them on Yourself;
You know how to change them into blessings.
You listen to me with the greatest kindness
when I relate my troubles to You,
and You have always balm to pour on my wounds.
I find You at all times;
I find You everywhere;
You never go away;
if I have to change my dwelling,
I find You wherever I go.
You are never weary of listening to me;
You are never tired of doing me good.
O Jesus!
Grant that I may die praising You,
that I may die loving You,
that I may die for the love of You.
Amenjesus my friend by st claude de la colombiere - 18 june 2018

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Our Morning Offering – 14 June – June the Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Our Morning Offering – 14 June – June the Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Lord Give me Your Heart!
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 the 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
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.
Amenlord, give me your heart - st claude de la colombiere 18 sept 2017

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Our Morning Offering – 20 April – Friday of the Third Week of Eastertide

Our Morning Offering – 20 April – Friday of the Third Week of Eastertide

Jesus, Help Me!
By St Claude de la Colombière S.J. (1641-1682)

Jesus, Help Me!
In every need let me come to You
with humble trust, saying,
Jesus, help me!
In all my doubts, perplexities
and temptations,
Jesus, help me!
In hours of loneliness,
weariness and trials,
Jesus, help me!
In the failure of my plans and hopes;
in disappointments, troubles and sorrows,
Jesus, help me!
When my heart is cast down by failure,
at seeing no good come from my efforts,
Jesus, help me!
When others fail me
and Your grace alone can assist me,
Jesus, help me!
When I throw myself on Your tender love
as Brother and Saviour,
Jesus, help me!
When I feel impatient
and my cross irritates me,
Jesus, help me!
When sickness and loneliness
overcome me,
Jesus, help me!
Always, in weakness, falls
and shortcomings of every kind,
Jesus, help me and never forsake me.
Amenjesus help me by st claude de la colombiere - 20 april 2018

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Our Morning Offering – 15 February – The Memorial of St Claude de la Colombiere S.J. (1641-1682)

Our Morning Offering – 15 February – The Memorial of St Claude de la Colombiere S.J. (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, amenlord be the centre of our hearts - st claude de la colombiere - o god what will you do to conquer - 15 feb 2018