Day By Day

 

JOURNAL POSTINGS Tuesday 17 July 2018, Feria in Ordinary Time. Today in this Archdiocese it is also the Memorial of S Kenelm, the Mercian prince and young martyr. The Youth Trust of the Archdiocese is named after him, and so we pray for all young Catholics and for their strengthening in faith amid the pressures of today. May God bless you.

Monday 16 July 2018, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Optional Memoria. Here is the prayer associated with this day: O most beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendour of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein you are my Mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart, to succour me in this necessity; there are none that can withstand your power. O show me herein you are my Mother, O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Sweet Mother, I place this cause [here mention your petition] in your hands. May our blessed Mother watch over us all, and may God bless you this day.

15 July 2018, Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. 'Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual and blameless before him. He destined us in love to be his sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved'. These words form the beginning blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy of our New Testament reading today and they are precious words. Notice the verbs: He blessed us, He chose us, that we should be holy and blameless, He destined us in love … 'to the praise of His glorious grace which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved'. The Beloved is, of course, our Lord, the one over whom the words were spoken 'This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to Him'. May we do just this, in every circumstance of our life this day, and faithfully fulfil all that we know to be His will. May God bless you.

 

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