Thursday, August 23, 2007

Chastity, Saint Rose

Today is a feast that is special to my heart. I love the place in which I live, and the patroness of my home town is Saint Rose of Lima. I naturally acquired a love for her who loved god. I completed my novena in hope of receiving what I prayed for because I am in dire need of it. Today I also did some naughty things which I corrected, when I could have done so, and where I chose not to avoid the occasion of sin, I ask for forgiveness. I tried not to worry about it, and moved on with life trusting in divine mercy.

Tomorrow I set out to a study on chastity for the weekend. I hope to learn something new. I pray god blesses my soul with the virtue of Chastity in the manner he blessed the Virgin Mary. Even if I decide to marry, I pray that I be chaste in some degree befitting that state. I remember the Venerable Mary of Agreda Spain, recording what the words of Our Lady in her book 'The Mystical City of God', Mary says that Chasity adorns all the rest of virtues giving them their brilliance. Can't remember her exact words.

My sins and temptations attack this virtue in me. I pray not to yield to temptation as I did today, against this virtue. May God preserve virtue in me as in Saint Rose.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Mary's Plan

Yesterday, I wanted to publish this which I read because it had me thinking about god's love and our mother's love for us, caring for us. I believe that it was divine will that I publish it today being the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. In my ignorance, I forgot yesterday, that today was this feast day until late evening. I even didn't go to holy Mass as I was supposed to this morning. This IS a disappointment to me. I plan to go adoration later this evening to celebrate and pray the 20 decades of the rosary in her honour. Anyway, I was reading from the book - "To The Priests, Our Lady's Beloved Sons" This is what I would like to share.

With Me Beneath The Cross
April 8, 1977

Good Friday

"Today, beloved sons, I am bringing you with me to Calvary; with me beneath the Cross of my Son, where I became your Mother.

Here I want to teach you to love.

There is no greater love than to give one's life for those whom one loves. Look at my Son Jesus who is dying on the Cross for you. He is dying because He is giving his life. He is giving his life out of love.
My mother's heart feels him dying and it is pierced by all his horrible agony.
My mother's love unites with his in loving you; my sons, learn from us always to love thus!

Here I want to teach you to suffer.

My son Jesus has become nothing other than the Man of Sorrows. He no longer bears resemblance to a man; He is crushed under the weight of suffering, cruelly beaten outraged, humiliated. He suffers without complaint; as gentle as a little lamb He is nailed to the Cross.
Behold the path along which I am calling you today: that of Calvary which you must tread with docility and meekness.
Do not seek to escape this trial; do not beg for human consolation. You will always find the heart of your Mother who will help you to say yes to the will of the Father.

Here I want to teach you to be silent.

The word of my Son is silent in these final moments. Now He speaks with his life. This is the supreme witness to the will of God.
Thus the last word of his life comes forth: a word of pardon for all and of complete abandonment to the Father.
Learn today especially to be silent. Create a silence within yourself in order to hear only his divine word.
Create silence about yourself. Do ont reply to the criticisms and the calumnies of him who does not accept you.
Give no answer to the sneers and the offenses of him who persecutes you. Judge no one.
In the momenst that await you, you will be called upon more and more to keep silent. YOu will speak by your life. And for you too, from this life of yours on the cross, will come forth the word of love for all men and of complete abandonment ot the will of the Father."


Because she used the title Man of Sorrows to refer to Jesus, I am making it to refer to Jesus as such. We call Mary the Mother of Sorrows, so I thought I would be nice to call Jesus thus.

St.John Gabriel Perboyre's Prayer

This prayer has been an almost daily prayer of for me since the day I found it in February? at Saint Quote of the Day's Blog. I must confess and testify that that prayer has strengthened me with the graces necessary for perseverance in self-abandonment, self-denial, and conversion of heart. It has helped re-enforce my will to speak or do the righteous word or deed.

I printed it with the martyr saint, and placed it directly above my mirror with the Divine Mercy Picture below it. Every day I would generally see it and would pray it. Today though I didn't pray it because I did not visit the mirror long enough to glance at it (Instead, I went to morning Mass).

I would like to share with all this Prayer to preserve the line of graces shared by the blog's authors. Let us also seek the intersession of that Martyr Saint, Saint John Gabriel Perboyre.

O my Divine Savior,
Transform me into Yourself.
May my hands be the hands of Jesus.
Grant that every faculty of my body
May serve only to glorify You.

Above all,
Transform my soul and all its powers
So that my memory, will and affection
May be the memory, will and affections
Of Jesus.

I pray You
To destroy in me all that is not of You.
Grant that I may live but in You, by You and for You,
So that I may truly say, with Saint Paul,
"I live - now not I - But Christ lives in me.

--Saint John Gabriel Perboyre

Monday, August 13, 2007

I have hope

These have been very hard for me. I have been struggling with the temptation to despair and give up hope. Praise god for god. By grace I have not. Hope has been my companion.

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Monday, August 06, 2007

Japanese IQ Test

Ok. I must admit that I took extremely long to find the correct combinations to solve this problem. I got it from using stumbleupon toolbar. People, this thing hurt my brain. And you know what the embrassing thing is, Its so easy. Its a nice Brain Teaser. Enjoy.

Japanese IQ Test


Apparently this is an IQ test given to job applicants in Japan

"Everybody has to cross the river"

To play, click the link below, then click the blue circle to start.

The following rules apply:

  • Only 2 persons on the raft at a time
  • The father can not stay with any of the daughters, without their mother's presence
  • The mother can not stay with any of the sons, without their father's presence
  • The thief (striped shirt) can not stay with any family member, if the Policeman is not there
  • Only the Father, the Mother and the Policeman know how to operate the raft

To move the people click on them. To move the raft click on the pole on the opposite side of the river.