of the Blessed Virgin
to her cousin Elizabeth
And she [Elizabeth] cried out with a loud voice, and said: “Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.”
“And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy.
“And blessed art thou that hast believed, because those things shall be accomplished that were spoken to thee by the Lord.” (Luke 1:42-45)
Never be afraid to try something new.
Amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.
We feel we have to accomplish something during our times of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. We rate our experience by how ‘good’ our prayer was, how heartfelt our devotion was, or how focused we could remain.
Yet prayer and contemplation are fundamentally God’s work, in which we are invited to participate. We need only to give Him the opening, and He will do the rest. By
coming to adoration, we are handing Him the keys to our hearts, allowing the rays of His love and grace to bathe our souls in the light of His Presence, as the rays of the sun bathe our bodies in light.
If we can take the time to pull away from the busyness and distractions of life and just sit at His feet, He will lead us.”
— Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration
You may slip, but God isn’t going to let you down. His loving arms will always be there to catch you. (Anonymous)
Be yourself; everyone else is taken. (Oscar Wilde)
Don’t be a second rate version of someone else,
when you can be a first rate version of yourself. (Unknown)
Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver. (Barbara DeAngelis)
Going therefore, teach ye all nations;
baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.