Friday, February 13, 2015

Inspiring Each Other in Holiness

When Olivia and I went to Maryland, we stayed with the God-family.  I love visiting the God-family.  Their home is so full of love, peace, and holiness and they always inspire me.  Throughout their home are constant reminders to live a life of faith.  These reminders come in the forms of placards with inspirational quotes upon them, printed homilies from their wonderful priest, and printed snippets with prayers and words of wisdom taped, and pinned here and there. What a wonderful way of surrounding your family with spiritual encouragement and reminders to pray always.

Enkindled by their example, I have gone through our home and taped some new prayers to mirrors, cupboards, and walls in most of the rooms of the house.  It helps to see a visible reminder to pray at all times, no? The effect was immediate.  Benedict noticed the slips of paper taped here and there and asked about them.  He enjoyed searching his own room for his reminder to pray.  Thank you, God-family for moving your godson toward a life of prayer and holiness.

Daily Offering

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, work, joys, and sufferings of this day, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, the reparation of sin, the union of all Christians.  I offer them for the intentions of our bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer, and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.

Prayer of Saint Gertrude the Great

Eternal Father, I offer thee the most precious blood of thy divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal Church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen

Prayer for Daily Neglects

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with all its love, all its sufferings and all its merits.
To expiate the sins I have committed this day and during all my life. Glory be. . . 

To purify the good I have done poorly this day and during all my life. Glory be. . . 

To supply for the good I ought to have done, and that I have neglected this day
 and during all my life. Glory be. . . 

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mau, thank you for the compliments on love(we try),and holiness(we really try). But, peace? (muffled hysterical laugh) It's amazing how peaceful a house is when friends are visiting. ;)

I'm happy to see Ben's enthusiasm for the prayer reminders. I hope it helps the rest of the kids, as we wish it does here.

Godmother and I like to pray the daily/morning offering when we wake up. And, it is said, the prayer of St. Gertrude helps release a thousand souls from Purgatory every time its recited.

Take care, can't wait to see you all again.

the godfather