“Teach me, my Lord, to be kind and gentle in all the events of my life; in disappointments, in the thoughtlessness of others, in the insincerity of those I trusted. Let me forget myself, so that I may enjoy the happiness of others. Let me always hide my little pains and heartaches so that I may be the only one to suffer from them. Teach me to allow suffering to make me patient, not irritable; that it may make me broad in my forgiveness, not narrow or proud or overbearing. May no one be less good for having come within my influence; no one less pure, less true, less kind, less noble, for having been a fellow traveler with me, on our journey towards Eternal Life..”
The Casket of Saint Colette
Dear Little Hearts,
In response to the tears and pain of many mothers and those desiring to be mothers, we are inspired by the Holy Spirit to begin this new simple initiative. This casket will be placed upon the altar every Saturday at St. Colette’s celebration and the praying of the (St. Colette) chaplet. This casket is for the names of unborn life that was lost through miscarriage, and for children who died in their early years. The names will not be read out in public, but will be placed in the casket for the community to pray over… the casket will be placed next to the relic veil of Saint Colette. If you have any names that you would like to send us, please do so, we are here for you.
Lovingly all your sisters
Prayer after loss of a Child
My Darling child, you have gone to Heaven to be eternally happy, and are now in the company of the Holy Innocents there. It was a thing hard for me to understand when you were taken from my arms, for parting with you has caused me grief that few can know. Yet in all my grief I am happy very happy for you, because I know the joy that is yours. Your joy is now my joy too, because I feel I had a part in bringing it to you. Now that you are in Heaven, I realize that you are mine in a truer sense than you could ever be on earth. I cannot lose you through sin. While parting with you was hard, I would not wish you back, because I know that you are happier than I could ever make you here with me. Help me, as you now can with your intercession, that I may be completely faithful to all my duties here on earth and merit to receive you again in eternal joys where there will be no more sorrow or parting from those we love. Amen
Prayers of a Mother
You are still my baby and will surely regard the prayers of your Mother who bore you. So darling, with confidence I speak to you. Intercede for me to obtain the favor that I here ask as a Mother through her child who stands before the throne of God. But, if what I ask is not according to the wisdom and loving designs of Almighty God for me and others, then ask Him to grant what is best according to His good pleasure and to give me the wisdom and faith to conform my will to HIS. AMEN
Poor Clare Colettines TMD
*Edited and corrected with humility..
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OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL PRAYERMary, I renounce my spirit and I ask for your spirit. Mary, take away my thoughts and give me your thoughts. Mary, take away my desires and give me your desires. Mary, take away my feelings and give me your feelings. I am totally yours and everything I have I offer you. O my beloved Jesus, through Mary, your most Holy Mother. Come Holy Spirit, come by means of powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary your well beloved spouse. HAIL MARY … MOTHER OF GOOD COUNSEL, GIVE US GOOD COUNSEL. (3 times) AMEN.
“Trust all things to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and to Mary Help of Christians and you will see what miracles are.”
– St. John Bosco
This devotion goes back to the Middle Ages but has gained new popularity following the Church-approved Marian apparitions in Kibeho, Rwanda in the 1980s. In her apparitions, Our Lady of Kibeho recommended that people pray the Chaplet (or Rosary) of the Seven Sorrows to obtain the favor of repentance.
Continue here: http://www.marian.org/mary/prayers/sorrows.php
You may not think of this right now but it is through the examples of the saints we will understand the gift of the cross, God has given each one of us. Please never look at your cross as a curse but a blessing, each day if you seek Our Lord in the journey, you will find the blessings your cross has in your life. God our loving Father has a gentle plan, HE is strengthening us each day in our journey towards Heaven.
REMEMBER HE loves YOU!
The post below has a link (please click the link “LECTURE”) that I pray you will take time to listen to. St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, aka, Edith Stein, has so blessed me to understand the blessings of the cross, she is teaching me and I pray that she teaches you that your cross is truly a blessing. The ways we accept this blessing is taking our time for prayer and adoration with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and offering all to Jesus.
God bless you,
Carmelite Authors 101: Edith Stein/St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
“What did not lie in my plans, lay in God’s plans”
– Edith Stein