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Do Not Tire of Visiting Us [Catholic Caucus]
Vultus Christi ^ | 5-12-10 | Fr. Mark Kirby

Posted on 05/13/2010 6:26:06 PM PDT by mlizzy

Fatima_5-12-10Tonight, at least, I have no words to express what I perceive to be the significance of this Act of Consecration in the context of The Year of the Priest. I have nothing but joy, and an immense gratitude to the Holy Father.

Consecration of Priests to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Immaculate Mother,
in this place of grace,
called together by the love of your Son Jesus
the Eternal High Priest, we,
sons in the Son and his priests,
consecrate ourselves to your maternal Heart,
in order to carry out faithfully the Father's Will.

We are mindful that, without Jesus,
we can do nothing good (cf. Jn 15:5)
and that only through him, with him and in him,
will we be instruments of salvation
for the world.

Bride of the Holy Spirit,
obtain for us the inestimable gift
of transformation in Christ.
Through the same power of the Spirit that
overshadowed you,
making you the Mother of the Saviour,
help us to bring Christ your Son
to birth in ourselves too.
May the Church
be thus renewed by priests who are holy,
priests transfigured by the grace of him
who makes all things new.

Mother of Mercy,
it was your Son Jesus who called us
to become like him:
light of the world and salt of the earth
(cf. Mt 5:13-14).

Help us,
through your powerful intercession,
never to fall short of this sublime vocation,
nor to give way to our selfishness,
to the allurements of the world
and to the wiles of the Evil One.

Preserve us with your purity,
guard us with your humility
and enfold us with your maternal love
that is reflected in so many souls
consecrated to you,
who have become for us
true spiritual mothers.

Mother of the Church,
we priests want to be pastors
who do not feed themselves
but rather give themselves to God for their brethren,
finding their happiness in this.
Not only with words, but with our lives,
we want to repeat humbly,
day after day,
Our "here I am".

Guided by you,
we want to be Apostles
of Divine Mercy,
glad to celebrate every day
the Holy Sacrifice of the Altar
and to offer to those who request it
the sacrament of Reconciliation.

Advocate and Mediatrix of grace,
you who are fully immersed
in the one universal mediation of Christ,
invoke upon us, from God,
a heart completely renewed
that loves God with all its strength
and serves mankind as you did.

Repeat to the Lord
your efficacious word:
"They have no wine" (Jn 2:3),
so that the Father and the Son will send upon us
a new outpouring of
the Holy Spirit.
Full of wonder and gratitude
at your continuing presence in our midst,
in the name of all priests
I too want to cry out:
"Why is this granted me,
that the mother of my Lord should come to me?" (Lk 1:43).

Our Mother for all time,
do not tire of "visiting us",
consoling us, sustaining us.
Come to our aid
and deliver us from every danger
that threatens us.
With this act of entrustment and consecration,
we wish to welcome you
more deeply, more radically,
for ever and totally
into our human and priestly lives.

Let your presence cause new blooms to burst forth
in the desert of our loneliness,
let it cause the sun to shine on our darkness,
let it restore calm after the tempest,
so that all mankind shall see the salvation
of the Lord,
who has the name and the face of Jesus,
who is reflected in our hearts,
for ever united to yours!

Amen!


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Worship
KEYWORDS: catholic; consecration; fatima; kirby; mary; pope; portugal; priests
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1 posted on 05/13/2010 6:26:07 PM PDT by mlizzy
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To: mlizzy
Link to video where the above photos came from.
2 posted on 05/13/2010 6:29:44 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: mlizzy; trisham; STARWISE; Salvation

Thank you, mlizzy! Aw, look at the photo with Papa and the sweet baby girl.

Blessings everyone!

Viva il Papa!


3 posted on 05/13/2010 6:30:43 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: onyx

Yes, such a fortunate sweet baby girl ... Love to our Papa ...


4 posted on 05/13/2010 6:47:53 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: onyx

So beautiful! Bless you, Dear Pope Benedict.

Look at the throngs in the crowd in the
video. How uplifting and hopeful.

God be with us.


5 posted on 05/13/2010 7:30:06 PM PDT by STARWISE (Thhttp://www.e overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE; mlizzy

That’s my thinking too. A much needed uplifting and truly hopeful. God is with us. He has to be. Thank you again, mlizzy for this wonderful posting.


6 posted on 05/13/2010 7:34:38 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: onyx
St. John Cantius, Easter -- Click for more pictures.

You are welcome! I'm not sure if you've seen this post, but the parish I'm now attending (St. John Cantius -- most Sundays) is taking a trip to Fatima, Portugal ... you might find it interesting ... here's the info: Link.
7 posted on 05/13/2010 9:09:01 PM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: mlizzy

I had missed your thread, thank you. I wish you could go. It promises to be a very special and blessed trip.


8 posted on 05/13/2010 9:43:37 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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