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“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
Magnify the Lord, O My Soul, Magnify my Lord!
Magnificat anima mea !!!
Dear Little hearts,
Let us sing and praise our God in the company of Mary, let us make the words of her Magnificat our own.
“ My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour”
My soul, with its faculties, of intellect, memory and will, it is these that make me uniquely, beautifully, human, and it is with these that I need to call upon my God and praise Him.
To magnify the Lord? We all know what a magnifying glass upon an object or word does, it enlarges, makes greater, magnifying something not only makes it clearer to myself but to others also.
So like Mary I want to magnify God in the eyes of the world.
When praying the Magnificat, I am praying deep within my being that my love, my praise will make God great…it will extol Him.. and draw others to his love.
I am praying that my reasoning mind, my intellect will serve him, praise him, by opening it to his presence and to his mighty works.
I am praying that my memory, will recall the wonderful things God has done for me, for his patience, for his enduring love.
And I am praying that my will will praise and glorify him by bringing it into total communion with his….
Listen: Bach – Magnificat
With love and prayers from,
Poor Clare Colettines TMD (Wales, UK)
Mother Teresa: “I belong to Jesus. He must have the right to use me without consulting me.”
1 Cor 6:19-20 (NIV) …You are not your own; you were bought with a price…
Rom 14:8 (Jer) If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord, so that alive or dead we belong to the Lord.
“Right here we must see the difference between choosing to serve and choosing to be a servant. When we chose to serve, we are still in charge. We decide whom we will serve and when we will serve. And if we are in charge, we will worry a great deal about anyone stepping on us, that is, taking charge over us. But when we choose to be a servant, we give up the right to be in charge. There is great freedom in this. If we voluntarily choose to be taken advantage of, then we cannot be manipulated. When we choose to be a servant, we surrender the right to decide when we will serve. We become available and vulnerable.”
Fourteen years before the chaplet of Hannah’s Tears was received Our Holy Father John Paul II spoke these words. I pray that these words give you great comfort as they do me. Peace to you ALL!