Sr. Mary Augustine visits the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima with a prayer of thanksgiving on her Feast Day today!
After his conversion St. Augustine, became a priest, bishop and Doctor of the Church. He is known as the “Doctor of Grace” based on his many and beautiful writings on the Gospels, the Spiritual Life, and about man’s utter dependence on the Grace of God. His Augustinian Monastic rule is one of the original rules for religious life and the basis for the rules of many other communities of religious.
We pray today in thanksgiving to God for the beauty of His works and for raising man to share in the glorious work of saving souls and giving glory to God.
St. Augustine says:
“Approach the mountain, climb up the mountain, and you that climb it, don’t go down it. There you will be safe, there you will be protected. Christ is your mountain of refuge. And where is Christ? At the right hand of the Father, since He has ascended into heaven.”
Today we pray with confidence for parents and their children that have abandoned the faith, that the words that reassured St. Monica about her son, St. Augustine, may reassure each of us: “it is not possible that the son of so many tears should perish." We ask God for perseverance in prayer for our loved one’s, knowing with trust that by extending ourselves in prayer, offerings and masses, “God’s time will come!”
"Reparation. This word I see written on the earth with blood, because blood was the price paid by the Son of man, and blood must be the price paid by souls of reparation. Their life must pass through the difficultly of the cross to give that genuine, original wine of the charisma of Reparation. One might believe that this offering would occur in peace, in serenity; the scene of Gethsemane reminds us instead of the tragic anguish of this offer. But in Heaven I see it written in gold letters; therefore, Reparation, embraced, becomes gold. It is love that makes it acceptable, desirable. One cannot want the fruit of love without first having planted the tree of the cross in the center of their heart. We make reparation because Love is not loved." - Sr. Alfonsa
Happy Anniversary of your entrance into eternal life 21 years ago today (8-23-94) Sr. Alfonsa! Pray for us!
St. Bernard of Clairvaux, who revitalized the Cistercian order, pray for us and the Church that many respond to the call of Christ through the intercession of Our Lady!
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.