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Novena Prayer to St Philomena

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Prayers, Novena & Litany to St Anne
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Thoughts for the Week
 
 

 

Sunday after the Ascension

Thoughts for the Week - Fr R Taouk 
17th May 2015

 On the Thought of Our Heavenly Home by St. Alphonsus Liguori

How happy it will be to be saved! To leave this place of exile and enter the heavenly Jerusalem, to enjoy that perfect day which shall always be day, and always joyful, free from all cares, and from all fear of ever losing so infinite a happiness.

We ought always to sigh for Paradise, saying: When, O Lord, shall I be delivered from so many anxieties, and think of nothing but loving and praising you? When will you become all to me in all things? When shall I enjoy that unchanging peace, free from all affliction, and from all danger of being lost? When, O my God, shall I find myself swallowed up in you, and behold your infinite beauty, face to face, and without a veil? When, O my Creator, shall I possess you in such a way that I may say: My God, I cannot lose you anymore! Meanwhile, O my Saviour, while you see me an exile and afflicted in this land where I have to be fighting in ceaseless internal struggles, help me by your grace, and console me in this so difficult a pilgrimage.

Whatever the world may offer me, I already know that nothing in it can give me peace but yet I fear if I have not help from you, the pleasures of the world, and my evil inclinations may draw me down some precipice. Seeing myself an exile in this vale of tears, I wish to think continually of you and rejoice in your happiness; but the evil desires of the senses often cry out within me and disturb me. I wish to keep my affections ever occupied in loving you and thanking you; but the flesh entices me to enjoy sensual delights. Hence I am constrained to exclaim: "Wretched man that I am, who will deliver me from this body of death?" (Romans 7).

O God, be not far from me; O my God, make haste to help me. Remain very near me, my beloved Saviour, and give me the patience I need to overcome the continual attacks by which I am tormented. How often, when I apply myself to prayer, random thoughts draw me away, and distract me with a thousand follies! Take from me, too, the great repugnance I feel to anything that hurts my self-love. I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant. O beloved Shepherd of my soul, seek me; abandon me not, as I deserve. Seek me and save me; take me and hold me tightly upon your shoulders that I may not leave you again. Even while I am longing for Paradise, I am terrified by the remembrance of my sins; but the sight of you, my crucified Jesus, consoles me and encourages me to hope that, one day, I shall come and love you, beholding you unveiled in the Kingdom.

Mary, Queen of Heaven, continue to be my advocate. Through the Blood of Jesus Christ, and through your prayers, I have a firm hope of being saved.

PRAYER:  O, beauteous home, where love's reward, Love will itself bestow; where my sweet and loving Lord Himself unveiled will show. When shall I see that blest abode, and there behold and love my God? When will that wished for day arise? While now I cry, 'twixt smiles and tears, Ah, when? Ah, when shall end my fears? O Paradise! O Paradise!