Year 7 ~ Totus Tuus ~ Day 14

Year 7 ~ Totus Tuus ~ Day 14

We open wide our hearts to receive the Prince of Peace. O Stella Maris, light of every ocean and mistress of the deep, guide the peoples of the world across all dark and stormy seas, that they may reach the haven of peace and light prepared in him who calmed the sea. Keep all your … Continue reading

Year 7 ~ Totus Tuus ~ Day 13

Year 7 ~ Totus Tuus ~ Day 13

When grace, when charity, fully penetrates the heart, it purifies it radically and completely… In Mary’s case… Everything in her is “absorbed” by charity which blossoms into evangelical littleness, enabling her to give herself totally, to forget herself completely, to consider only the Father’s gift: his Son. Her disinterested, generous, and tender love opens the … Continue reading

Year 7 ~ Totus Tuus ~ Day 12

Year 7 ~ Totus Tuus ~ Day 12

The “substantial” promise of the Father, the Word, our Savior, assumes flesh and blood from Mary and in Mary… Every act of Christian contemplation implies an intense desire (the desire of hope)…

Year 7 ~ Totus Tuus ~ Day 11

Year 7 ~ Totus Tuus ~ Day 11

As an apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among young men. With great delight I sat in his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love. Sustain me with raisins, refresh me with apples; … Continue reading

Year 7 ~ Totus Tuus ~ Day 10

Year 7 ~ Totus Tuus ~ Day 10

A life full of adoration, full of thanksgiving for the completely unconditional love and free gift of the infinite love of God for us, marvelously prepares the ground of our hearts for the seed of faith. Adoration helps us to keep our faith pure, constantly making us aware of the radical transcendence of the mysteries … Continue reading

Just To Be Needed

Just To Be Needed

“Just to be needed is more sweet,” says she, “Than any freedom in this world could be.” Once upon a time, I had this sous chef that I really cared about, but with whom I didn’t think it would ever be possible to be friends. I never thought I’d be able to get to a point … Continue reading