Saturday, December 15, 2012

Advent Daybook - Day 14


Take care to have the crib of your heart warmed by a cozy fire.  Be grateful to God for the love He has shown us in becoming man; behave with grateful respect towards your parents and relatives.  Jesus, how can I return Your love?  How can I show my gratitude to You?

Bible Verse:

Bless those who persecute you.

Thoughts from Mass:

I was struck last night while we were praying the Litany of the Mater Dolorosa before Mass how Our Blessed Mother must be grieving, too.  

Lord , have mercy
Lord , have mercy
Christ , have mercy ,
Christ have mercy
Lord have mercy ,
Lord have mercy

Christ hear us
Christ hear us ,
Christ graciously hear us,
Christ graciously hear us,

God the Father of heaven ,

Have mercy on us
God the Son , Redeemer of the world,
God the Holy Spirit,
Holy Trinity , one God ,

Holy Mary ,
Pray for us
Holy Mother of God ,
Holy Virgin of virgins,
Crucified Mother,
Sorrowful Mother ,
Mournful Mother ,
Afflicted Mother,
Forsaken Mother ,
Desolate Mother ,
Mother bereaved of thy Son ,
Mother pierced by a sword ,
Mother overwhelmed by grief ,
Mother filled with anguish ,
Mother crucified in thy heart,
Mother most sad ,
Fount of tears ,
Mass of suffering ,
Mirror of patience ,
Rock of constancy ,
Anchor of confidence ,
Refuge of the abandoned,
Shield of the oppressed ,
Conqueror of the incredulous,
Solace of the wretched ,
Medicine of the sick ,
Haven of the shipwrecked,
Calmer of tempests ,
Recourse of the needy ,
Terror of the treacherous ,
Inspiration of the Prophets ,
Treasure of the Faithful ,
Staff of the Apostles ,
Crown of Martyrs ,
Light of Confessors,
Pearl of Virgins ,
Comfort of Widows ,
Joy of all Saints,

V. Lamb of God , who takest away the sins of the world ,
R. Spare us , O Lord

V. Lamb of God , who takest away the sins of the world ,
R. Graciously hear us , O Lord.

V. Lamb of God , who takest away the sins of the world ,
R. Have mercy on us.

V.Pray for us , most sorrowful Virgin
R.That we may be worhty of the promises of Christ.

V. Let us pray,

O God ,in whose Passion , according to the prophesy
of Simeon , a sword of grief pierced through the sweet soul
of Thy glorious Virgin Mother Mary : grant that we ,
who celebrate the memory of her Sorrows , may obtain
the happy effect of Thy Passion.
Who livest and reignest ,world without end.

R. Amen

Advent Activities:

Today we cashed in on our gift from St. Nicholas: we all went to see "The Hobbit".  I admit to never having read the book, so I went in with very little knowledge.  Add to that the fact that I haven't memorized every line from all three LOTR movies like my children have.  I asked a lot of questions afterwards, but I must say I did enjoy the movie.

God Bless!