Our Lady of Guadalupe, mystical rose, make intercession for holy Church, protect the sovereign pontiff, help all those who invoke yo in their necessities, and since you are the ever Virgin Mary and Mother of the one true God, obtain for us from your most holy Son, the grace of keeping our faith, sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life, burning charity and the precious gift of final perseverance. Amen
You are holy, Lord, the only God, And your deeds are wonderful. You are strong. You are great. You are the Most High. You are Almighty. You, Holy Father, are King of heaven and earth. You are Three and One, Lord God, all Good, Lord God, living and true. You are love. You are wisdom. You are humility. You are endurance. You are rest. You are peace. You are joy and gladness. You are justice and moderation. You are all our riches, and You suffice for us. You are beauty. You are gentleness. You are our protector. You are our guardian and defender. You are our courage. You are our haven and our hope. You are our faith, our great consolation. You are our eternal life, Great and Wonderful Lord, God Almighty, Merciful Savior.
Hail, Holy Lady, most holy Queen, Mary, Mother of God, ever Virgin. You were chosen by the Most High Father in heaven, Consecrated by Him, with His most Holy Beloved Son And the Holy Spirit, the Comforter. On you descended and still remains all the fullness of grace and every good. Hail, His Palace. Hail, His Tabernacle. Hail, His Robe. Hail, His Handmaid. Hail, His Mother. And Hail, all holy Virtues, who, by grace and inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Are poured into the hearts of the faithful So that from their faithless state, They may be made faithful servants of God through you.
St Clare of Assisi
I come, O Lord, unto Thy sanctuary to see the life and food of my soul. As I hope in Thee, O Lord, inspire me with that confidence which brings me to Thy holy mountain. Permit me, Divine Jesus, to come closer to Thee, that my whole soul may do homage to the greatness of Thy majesty; that my heart, with its tenderest affections, may acknowledge Thine infinite love; that my memory may dwell on the admirable mysteries here renewed every day, and that the sacrifice of my whole being may accompany Thine.
Place your mind before the mirror of eternity! Place your soul in the brilliance of glory! And transform your entire being into the image of the Godhead Itself through contemplation.
St Clare of Assisi
What a great laudable exchange:
to leave the things of time for those of eternity,
to choose the things of heaven for the goods of earth,
to receive the hundred-fold in place of one,
and to possess a blessed and eternal life.
The cross is the hope of Christians The cross is Resurrection of the dead The cross is Way of the lost The cross is Savior of the lost The cross is Staff of the lame The cross is Guide of the blind The cross is Strength of the weak The cross is Doctor of the sick The cross is Aim of the priests The cross is Hope of the hopeless The cross is Freedom of the slaves The cross is Power of the kings The cross is Water of the seeds The cross is Consolation of the bondsmen The cross is Source of those who seek water The cross is Cloth of the naked.
We thank you, Father, for the cross