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St Max LIFE TEEN

October 18, 2009 Leave a comment

Went to Mass at St Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Pembroke Pines, FL for their evening LIFE TEEN Mass.

Here is a picture of the teens gathered in front of the alter during consecration.  I know the picture is dark.  During consecration, all the lights are dimmed except the lights over the alter.

Lively homilies and lively music.  — Too much drums … my ears are still ringing.

Adoration + “my life prayer”

October 29, 2008 1 comment

HOLY HOUR – (Fr Michael) — for my communal Holy Hour (adoration of Blessed Sacrament), I usually start personal pray with the “Litany of the Blessed Sacrament.”  Afterwards, I felt drawn to find another prayer in my “St Joseph People’s Prayer Book” that was more personal.  I found …

[#366] Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

My Jesus,
I thank You for having bestowed on me so many graces:
for having created me,
redeemed me by Your Blood,
made me a Christian by the Sacrament of Baptism,
and borne with me for so long
when I was under Your displeasure.
How unhappy should I be
if I had died in the state of mortal sin!
I should now be lost forever, O my God,
and I could no longer love You.
I thank You
for having pardoned me in Your mercy,
as I confidently hope.
I thank You especially
for having remained with us in the Blessed Sacrament,
for giving Yourself so often to me in Holy Communion,
becoming my food,
and for admitting me now into Your presence.
I thank You for all these favors,
and I hope one day to thank You more perfectly for them in heaven,
and to celebrate without ceasing Your ineffable mercy for all eternity.
AMEN.

I like the prayer, but like with most written prayers, I want to change some words or add my own.  I think I’m going to keep revising this prayer to slowly create a unique “My Life Prayer” that can help me come before the Blessed Sacrament in my own Holy Hours.  I’ll try to post as I do.  God bless & be holy!

Pre-T backyard Mass

The adoration chapels in the Pre-Theology houses are ready for the Blessed Sacrament.  Today, we had a morning Mass in our backyard with ALL seminarians for a beautiful celebration surrounded by all God’s creation.  — awesome

Pre-Theology backyard Mass @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL Pre-Theology backyard Mass @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL Pre-Theology backyard Mass @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL Pre-Theology backyard Mass @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL Pre-Theology backyard Mass @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL

prayer Litany of the Blessed Sacrament

February 13, 2008 Leave a comment

Benediction @ SteubenvilleToday, at Holy Hour (before the Blessed Sacrament with benediction & adoration), I was praying the Litany of the Blessed Sacrament and meditated on some descriptions of the Blessed Sacrament that stood out (and haven’t heard much of).  [full litany at catholicdoors.com]

  • Corn of the elect, 
  • Wine whose fruits are virgins, 
  • Blessed Sacrament adorationFood of Angels,
  • Memorial of the wonders of God,
  • Super-substantial Bread,
  • Heavenly Antidote against the poison of sin,
  • Medicine of immortality,
  • Bread made flesh by the omnipotence of the Word,
  • Sacrament of piety,
  • Priest and Victim,
  • Spiritual Sweetness tasted in its proper source,
  • Pledge of future glory

Also, a petition in the litany … “That You would preserve and increase our faith, reverence, and devotion toward this admirable Sacrament” … we beseech You, hear us.

Mother Teresa + Sophists

September 5, 2007 Leave a comment

Mother TeresaMASS – (Fr Vallee) — at the 10 year anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Fr Vallee noted how newly release letters reveal she experienced long periods of “darkness” when she couldn’t feel God.  She would even refer to Jesus as “the absent one” at times.  Lately, the media is questioning her canonization with such “revelation,” not realizing all go through such times in the spiritual lives.  Even St Augustine, St Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross would echo such experiences.  We, just as Mother Teresa, are called to continue through times of spiritual desolation with patience and faithfulness, knowing consolation will come.  — even in seminary, I’m anticipating highs and lows.

MODERN PHILOSOPHY – (Fr Santos) — we covered the resurgence of math and rise of modern science.  Notable line: “Psychology is the questionable child of philosophy.”

Art n Ideas with Fr ValleeANCIENT PHILOSOPHY – (Fr Santos) — we covered the Sophists.  — The politics of today has only perfected the art of rhetoric from the Greeks.

ARTS & IDEAS – (Fr Vallee) — we continued with some slides of paintings and began reading his 40+ page handout on the Ancient Philosophy period.  — The power went out during class and lasted through worklist.

worklist dustingWED WORKLIST — Some of our worklist jobs were changed, but I remained in “Sacristy,” where I dusted pews, organized songbooks and collected some garbage.  It was hot (no A/C) but fruitful.

BenedictionWED HOLY HOUR — We had benediction and silent prayer time, where I used my new St Joseph’s Prayerbook (that I just realized I left in the cafeteria) and found some great prayers “Before the Blessed Sacrament.”