The Sacrifice Our Lord Asks Of You, Is The Sacrifice Of Daily Duty!
The right employment of time is of greatest importance in the spiritual life. Draw up for yourself a rule of order for the day, assigning each duty its proper time, and observe this rule punctually.
As soon as you awake, make the Sign of the Cross and say: “O my God, I offer Thee all that I am, and all that I have, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.” Arise diligently and punctually at the appointed time. Dress with modesty. Kneel before a Crucifix or a picture of Our Lady, and say the Morning Prayers.
Attend daily Mass as often as you can. It is by far the best and most profitable of all devotions.
Seek always to live in the presence of God. Take great care to sanctify all of your actions by offering them to God. Give them into Our Lady’s care by praying the Hail Mary before, during and after each duty of your day.
Do all things in moderation, desiring always to please God, whether you are eating, drinking, sleeping, at work or in recreation. Say the Grace before and after meals faithfully.
Spend at least half an hour in good spiritual reading from the Gospels, Lives of Saints, and other spiritual works. Doing this, will nourish your faith and piety, and will serve to arm you in battle against the false maxims of the world.
Avoid those companions who are a danger to your soul. Keep a strict guard over all of your senses. Curb your tongue. Do not be idle.
Waste no time in profane or light reading, which too often is poison to the soul.
When tempted to sin, make the Sign of the Cross, and immediately call upon God to help you.
Do not be discouraged, if you have the misfortune to fall into sin but, quickly, cast yourself down in spirit at the Feet of Christ, and humbly beg His pardon. In the case of mortal sin, make an act of perfect contrition and, then, receive the Sacrament of Confession as soon as it is possible.
Try to make at least a quarter of an hour’s meditation each day. Think upon the Passion of Our Lord, the virtues or the sorrows of Our Blessed Mother, or the virtues of one of the holy Martyrs or Saints.
Accept all the trials and humiliations which God may send, humbly and with resignation, saying: THY WILL BE DONE!
Make a visit to the Blessed Sacrament during the day, if it is possible. Never fail to pray the Rosary every day, and meditate upon its Mysteries.
Finish the day as it was begun, by kneeling to say your night prayers. Make an examination of conscience, and humbly ask God pardon for the faults of the day.
Go to Confession and receive Holy Communion, at the very least, once a month and on principal feasts. If you can make a spiritual retreat each year, make every attempt to do so.
Offer your life in sacrifice to God, especially when you are sick. It is most important to prepare for your death during your Day of Prayer each month. When you are very ill, when death seems imminent, make haste to receive the Sacrament of Extreme Unction as soon as possible.
God to glorify, Jesus to imitate, the Angels and Saints to invoke,
|A Christmas Bouquet For Your Loved Ones!
We wish to give you the greatest gift possible during this Advent and Christmas Season to help in a special way to prepare your hearts and souls for the momentous event which we anticipate: God with us!In reality, the first coming of Our Lord in the stable at Bethlehem occurs again and again. It is a merciful reality not only at the feast of Christmas, but in the hearts of each one of us at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass – the Church being the stable of Bethlehem, and the altar and our hearts the crib. The Church celebrates not only the first coming of Christ upon earth as Our Redeemer, but also the merciful reality of His second coming on earth as our Judge! By His first coming, Our Lord redeemed us from sin and obtained the resurrection of our souls to the life of Grace. With His second coming, Christ will heal us of all our frailties and will bring resurrection to our bodies. We shall reap the harvest of complete happiness with God even as we have served Him in this world with our whole being, body and soul. Christ desires to be born in us that we may live new, purer and more perfect lives.
Thirty days of Sacred Liturgies will be offered for all those who enroll in the Christmas Bouquet of Masses offered by Fr. Ivan Kolodij and the good priests in Ukraine. Your spiritual and temporal needs and your family, living and dead, will be remembered at the Holy Altar every day during December. The Christmas Mass Bouquet will be crowned with a solemn High Mass on the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ and during the Christmas Octave. There could be no more precious gift you can give at Christmas time. Each person arranging these Masses for their loved ones will be sent a beautiful Mass card which may be mailed to the person enrolled. We will mail the Mass cards directly to you. These may be sent in your Christmas greeting cards or placed inside your gift packages. This is a wonderful way to keep Christ in Christmas!!!
For centuries, our cherished Catholic faith has been passed from person to person, parent to child, etc. Each of us carries in our heart a special memory of how God first graced us with the knowledge of the faith and how Our Blessed Mother, Saint Philomena, Venerable Pauline Jaricot and other saints changed our lives and brought us closer to Christ.
In our work in the Universal Living Rosary Association, we see first hand how millions of souls are currently living without that knowledge of God and are living outside of His grace. We have been given a beautiful opportunity to carry out Christ’s work and pass on our faith and blessings to others who would otherwise never be introduced to Our Lord, the Savior of all mankind. Just as we pray for the souls in Purgatory who have no one to pray for them, we should also make it a part of our life’s mission to pass on our faith to as many souls as possible who have no one else to pass it on to them, who don’t know Our Lord and His promise of salvation.
This is the box we send out to the foreign Missions @ $77.95. It contains Rosaries, Scapulars, Miraculous Medals, Cord & Oil, Newsletters, Calendars, Catechism books, 2 TAN books, large color prints, lists and encouragement for our Promoters.