THIS CHRISTMAS....LET US GIVE MARY THE SAME GIFT THE ETERNAL FATHER GAVE TO HER WITH EACH HOLY COMMUNION!!
Greetings in Jesus and Mary!
Wow ... it has been so long since I posted...Sooo Sorrryy!! We had a busy month visiting kids downstate and I got the flu coming back. Thanks be to God for the "I" vitamin that we so call it! You know, the forbidden horse medicine. I take it now for any virus because the flu viruses "in my opinion" are all weaponized and mutating now. It WORKS! You get back on your feet fast and it stops the replication of the virus in the body which can cause all kinds of havoc!
So MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Not so sure it will be a Happy New Year but we are ready for the challenge because GOD IS IN CHARGE and we were created for such a time as this! May we Consecrate ourselves and our families to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary!
At Christmas, I love to always meditate on the fact that Jesus was born in a manger....(a feeding trough) and in Bethlehem (House of Bread) .... .nothing by chance here! He came as the Living Bread come down from Heaven! Below is a beautiful prayer to pray as you receive Holy Communion! Always invite Mary to receive Jesus for you in your soul before each Holy Communion....so that She may receive Him and offer all our prayers....It is living a true Consecration to Jesus through Mary!
"With ardent desire, O my Jesus, will I receive You into my soul in Holy Communion. Oh, that my heart were as pure and holy, as full of love for You, as that of Your most pure Mother, that thus I might receive You even as Mary received You from the hands of St. John! But alas, my heart loves You so little; it is so full of sin, so void of all virtues, so attached to the pleasures and goods of this world.
O Mary, my dearest Mother, at this important moment I confidently turn to You. Holiest Mother, I pray You to lend me Your Heart, Your Heart so beautiful, so pure and immaculate, Your Heart full of love and humility, that I may be able to receive Jesus with the same sentiments with which You did receive Him. Come, O Mary, Yourself to me, and receive Jesus in me. You can do so, O loving Mother, on account of the dominion You do exercise over all hearts.
O Jesus, true Son of God, I believe in You! O Jesus, my only refuge, I hope in You! O Jesus, my sovereign Good, I love You! And because I love You, I am sorry for ever having offended You.
(If you cannot receive sacramentally, make an act of desire to receive spiritually)
O Jesus, Who on account of Your special love for Mary do still long to take Your delight and rest in Her, and do desire to take this rest even in my soul, which is poorer and more wretched than was the stable of Bethlehem....behold, in humility and love, I lead You into the Heart of Mary and present You to Your Mother.
O my dearest Mother, I give You the most noble of gifts, the same gift that the Heavenly Father presented to Your maternal arms, in Your virginal bosom, and enclose Him with greatest reverence in Your sweetest Heart.
O Mother most admirable, adore Him, love Him, thank Him for me and in my name. I ask for nothing else than to belong wholly to You and to Your Son, now and forever.
O Jesus, living in Mary! Come and live in Your servants, in the spirit of Your holiness, in the fulness of Your might, in the truth of Your virtues, in the perfection of Your ways, in the communion of Your mysteries; subdue every hostile power, in Your spirit, for the glory of the Father. Amen."
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 42 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!