Yesterday when trying to cut down a dying tree, Matt prayed, "Jesus don't let me crush you!" At the hour of mercy - 3 pm the tree fell, just missing the statue of Jesus thanks to Our Lady and the Guardian Angels!
Happy Feast of St. Therese! May you receive a bundle of roses and may all your prayers be answered through her intercession!
"You alone, O Jesus, could satisfy a soul that needed to love even to the infinite." - St. Therese
"Unless you turn and become like children you will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven." -Matthew 18:3
Many Thanks to Paul, an avid Notre Dame fan, for his undying help with convent maintenance! Many blessings from our Lady!
The Humility of the Angels
The fall of the Lucifer and the angels was due to pride: “I will not serve.”
St. Michael responds, “Who is like God?”
Gabriel announces to a virgin that she will bear God and Raphael
accompanies man along the way as a healer.
The holy angels respond to the Divine Plan even to exalt humble man, made of earth and say “I will serve.”
Praise God in his holy place,praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his powerful deeds, praise his surpassing greatness. Let Everything that lives and that breathes give praise to the Lord! (Ps 150: 1,2,6)
Even the camels were shocked when Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery! (picture shown) Joseph had a lot to forgive, but when his brothers came to him in the midst of a famine and he was a ruler in Egypt he said: “I am your brother Joseph, whom you once sold into Egypt. But now do not be distressed, and do not reproach yourselves for having sold me here. IT WAS REALLY FOR THE SAKE OF SAVING LIVES THAT GOD SENT ME HERE AHEAD OF YOU… in an extraordinary deliverance… I will provide for you here … Joseph then kissed all his brothers, crying over each of them; and only then were his brothers able to talk with him.” Gen 45: 4-13 In this story we find the Love and Mercy of our God, who submitted himself to being sold and even betrayed in order to bring us salvation. In showing our enemies love and mercy we bring them on a path of Christian enlightenment and here we hope for their repentance.
Only God can truly give us the power to forgive our enemies. It is undeniable the Spirit and power of God present in St. John Paul II when he visited the man who shot him in St. Peter’s Square to offer him forgiveness. The man told John Paul II, “ I know I was aiming right. I know that the bullet was a killer. So why aren’t you dead?” John Paul II carried these words with him, pondering them in thanksgiving to Our Lady for saving his life. He said “one hand shot, and another guided the bullet.” In his visit to his shooter, John Paul II showed the Spiritual works of mercy: Forgiving offenses and visiting the imprisoned. Let us ask St. John Paul II to give us the grace to forgive those who have offended us and to heal the wounds through works of mercy.
SISTERS OF REPARATION
"Whatsoever you do, do it from the heart, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that you shall receive of the Lord the reward of inheritance. Serve ye the Lord Christ" Colossians 3:23-24.
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