Hello Everyone - we are only 5 days away from Christmas. I hope you went to Confession to clean your soul before you spend time cleaning your house. I still have baking and cooking to do - a few present to wrap - cleaning my floors and bathrooms. Lots of preparation for family and friends. WOW - how difficult it is to fit in time with the one we should - the King of our hearts! I hope you are familiar with the St. Andrew Prayer. If you are not familiar with it - here it is:
This is a very beautiful prayer to memorize and say each and every day that we can - it helps to keep the Presence of God to say little ejaculatory prayers throughout our day - throughout the year! We can change them according to the Liturgical Year.
Now for that promised quote of Archbishop Fulton Sheen - one of my favorite "saints". Enjoy!
"The world's greatest need is someone who will understand that there is no greater conquest than victory over oneself; someone who will realize that real worth is achieved not so much by activity, as by silence... who will, like a lightning flash, burn away the bonds of feeble interest which tie down our energies to the world; who with a fearless voice, like John the Baptist, will arouse our enfeebled nature out of the sleek dream of unheroic response; someone who will gain victories not by stepping down from the Cross and compromising with the world, but who will suffer in order to conquer the world." Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
Dear Lord Jesus - help us to be persons of penance and self-denial. Let us love you no matter what. If we are praised or ridiculed, if we prosper or fail, if we are sick or well, if we are suffering or happy - give us the grace to always be faithful in our love for You. Holy Mother Mary pray for us - your children, to always love and seek the Lord and King of our hearts in all that we do!
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 41 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 6 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!