giovedì 25 dicembre 2008
mercoledì 10 dicembre 2008
martedì 9 dicembre 2008
sabato 29 novembre 2008
domenica 19 ottobre 2008
giovedì 2 ottobre 2008
mercoledì 1 ottobre 2008
giovedì 12 giugno 2008
venerdì 30 maggio 2008
The Lord changed this act of offence by His enemies into an instrument of grace for all. They wanted to insult Jesus to the extreme, but Jesus wanted to give us the greatest proof of love, opening to us the way to heaven.
By faith and humility, we can find our way to the Heart of Jesus better than the steel spear has done.
The Heart of Jesus is humble and welcomes all those who are small, poor and humble. To them He opens His Heart.
The Heart of Jesus is all goodness and mercy; it beckons all to Him: let us have confidence in Him.
domenica 25 maggio 2008
To adore Jesus present in this sacrament,
To thank Him for all the gifts, especially for the institution of the Eucharist,
To satisfy and make reparation for all the forgetfulness, coldness, ingratitude towards and sacrileges against the Eucharist,
To pray that the Holy Mass, Communion, Visit to the most Holy Sacrament be held in great honour by all.
In the gospel, Jesus promised this Sacrament. "For my flesh is the real food; my blood is the real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me and I in him. The living Father sent me, and because of Him I live also. In the same way whoever eats me will live because of me. This, then, is the bread that came down from heaven; it is not like the bread that your ancestors ate, but then later died. The one who eats this bread will live for ever."
mercoledì 21 maggio 2008
That I see with Your eyes.
Taht I speak with Your tongue.
That I hear only through Your ears.
That I enjoy only what You relish.
That my hands be Yours.
That my feet be Your footprints.
That I pray Your prayers.
That I treat others as You treat them.
That I celebrate as You immolate Yourself.
That I may be in You and You in me to such an extent that I disappear.
Grant that my tongue may be used to sing to God for all the time, my heart may be used to love Him, that I, the most misearable and wretched, may be used to proclaim: "I am the Good Shepherd" and "I want mercy".
sabato 17 maggio 2008
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
present and active in the Church
and in the depths of my soul,
I adore You,
I thank You,
I love You!
And through the hands of Mary most Holy, my Mother,
I offer, give and consecrate myself entirely to You for life and for eternity.
To You, Heavenly Father,
I offer, give and consecrate myself as Your son/daughter.
To You, Jesus Master,
I offer, give and consecrate myself as your brother/sister and disciple.
To You, Holy Spirit,
I offer, give and consecrate myself as "a living temple"
to be consecrated and sanctified.
Mary, Mother of the Church and my Mother,
who dwells in the presence of the Blessed Trinity,
teach me to live, through the liturgy and the sacraments,
in ever more intimate union with the three divine Persons,
so that my whole life may be
a "glory to the Father, to the Son and to the Holy Spirit."
lunedì 12 maggio 2008
domenica 11 maggio 2008
sabato 10 maggio 2008
venerdì 9 maggio 2008
The devotion to the Holy Spirit will obtain for us heavenly wisdom, the taste of the things of God.
giovedì 8 maggio 2008
mercoledì 7 maggio 2008
martedì 6 maggio 2008
Le creature, anche mute, parlano a chi ha il dono della Scienza. Il fiorellino che si apre al mattino, l'uccello che canta, il mare immenso, le montagne imponenti e tutto quello che si svolge e si è svolto nella storia: tutto ci parla di Dio, di quel Dio sapientissimo il quale si è proposto, creando, di manifestare quello che egli è, perché la creazione è una rivelazione, e beato chi sa leggere nel libro della creazione.
lunedì 5 maggio 2008
domenica 4 maggio 2008
sabato 3 maggio 2008
giovedì 24 aprile 2008
venerdì 11 aprile 2008
The soul that unites itself to God has but one aspiration: love!
All the prayers of such a person are an expression of love, even if there are requests for temporal goods; these are made only if they lead to the glory of God. At the root of all one's prayers there is but one request: love!
If one adores, it is for love,
If one gives thanks, it is for love,
Asking pardon for sins is also out of love.
lunedì 7 aprile 2008
domenica 30 marzo 2008
And God is at His creative best, gifting us with a supernatural organism which perfects the natural one, rendering us capable of living a life similar, though not equal, to His, a God-like life.
He works in our total being and in all our faculties, and on a divine impulse, He makes us His cooperators. In this way, the day is filled with merits: we live in Him, He in us.
Jesus Christ lives in us not only as God, but also as God-man: He is the head of the mystical body. We are His members. From Him we receive dynamism and life.
venerdì 21 marzo 2008
Let Your unchanging patience be mine,
May Your crown of thorns obtain for me humility of heart,
Your scourging be my purity and mortification,
Your agony be a model for mine,
the wounds on Your feet guide all my steps,
the foolishness of Your cross gain me true wisdom.
Your resurrection make my resurrection glorious,
and may I be crucified totally with You, and in everything may Your will be done in me.
May Your merits be mine and Your virtues be for me way, strength, mercy and eternal life!
(from Blessed James Alberione's personal notebook, 1933)
martedì 11 marzo 2008
venerdì 29 febbraio 2008
External factors can have some influence, but they are by themselves amoral. Man's life is above all intellectual. One's most intimate friends are one's thoughts.
The very same thing brings harm to some and benefits to others: for example temptations, sufferings and misfortunes. It all depends on one's thoughts. The same pain leads one to despair while for another it may be an occasion for renewal and joy.
Ideas influence judgement, judgement arouses feelings, feelings determine internal and external actions. The greatest battles are fought in the mind. Here all our energies have to be concentrated.
mercoledì 27 febbraio 2008
Fourth: be willing to make reparation.
venerdì 22 febbraio 2008
lunedì 11 febbraio 2008
lunedì 4 febbraio 2008
martedì 29 gennaio 2008
sabato 19 gennaio 2008
Jesus wants to live in us! Our being, so to say, has to disappear, that is, our thoughts have to disappear so that His thoughts may become ours
Jesus should live in our mind. Our desires and feelings have to disappear because Jesus wants to replace them with His and implant His heart in us. Our entire will has to disappear, all our evil tendencies, all our actions that are too human, because Jesus wants to put His will in us.
In these three things consists the true love of God. It is an illusion to think that only few sentiments of the heart will do. Everything is needed:
* The mind of Jesus Christ
* the will of Jesus Christ.
martedì 15 gennaio 2008
martedì 8 gennaio 2008
Jesus is the unique Master, perfect and eternal: both by title and by nature.
giovedì 3 gennaio 2008
Padre nostro, Ave Maria, Gloria... O Gesù Maestro, Via e Verità e Vita, abbi pietà di noi.
Regina degli Apostoli, prega per noi.
San Paolo Apostolo, prega per noi.
Beato Giacomo Alberione, prega per noi.
Da ogni peccato, liberaci o Signore.