A deep sense of gratitude to all of you who visit my memorials and offer a prayer or token. I know the Holy Souls appreciate our efforts very much and intercede for us.
Some favourite Quotations from the Holy Bible:
Brothers and sisters: As long as in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is being proclaimed, and in that I rejoice.
Indeed I shall continue to rejoice, for I know that this will result in deliverance for me through your prayers and support from the Spirit of Jesus Christ.
My eager expectation and hope is that I shall not be put to shame in any way, but that with all boldness, now as always, Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death.
For to me life is Christ, and death is gain. If I go on living in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me.
And I do not know which I shall choose. I am caught between the two. I long to depart this life and be with Christ, for that is far better. Yet that I remain in the flesh is more necessary for your benefit.
And this I know with confidence, that I shall remain and continue in the service of all of you for your progress and joy in the faith, so that your boasting in Christ Jesus may abound on account of me when I come to you again.
Ps 42:2, 3, 5cdef Responsorial Psalm R. My soul is thirsting for the living God. As the hind longs for the running waters, so my soul longs for you, O God.
R. My soul is thirsting for the living God. Athirst is my soul for God, the living God. When shall I go and behold the face of God?
R. My soul is thirsting for the living God. I went with the throng and led them in procession to the house of God. Amid loud cries of joy and thanksgiving, with the multitude keeping festival.
R. My soul is thirsting for the living God.
Lk 14:1, 7-11 Gospel
On a sabbath Jesus went to dine at the home of one of the leading Pharisees, and the people there were observing him carefully.
He told a parable to those who had been invited, noticing how they were choosing the places of honor at the table.
"When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet,do not recline at table in the place of honor. A more distinguished guest than you may have been invited by him, and the host who invited both of you may approach you and say, ‘Give your place to this man,'and then you would proceed with embarrassment to take the lowest place.
Rather, when you are invited, go and take the lowest place so that when the host comes to you he may say, ‘My friend, move up to a higher position.' Then you will enjoy the esteem of your companions at the table.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted."
"Have pity on me, have pity on me, at least you my friends, because the hand of the Lord hath touched me." Job 19:21
"Nothing unclean shall enter it." Revelation 21:27
"Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the last penny." Matthew 5:26
"Out of the depths have I cried to thee, O Lord! Lord, hear my voice! Let thy ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications!
If thou, O Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.
I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word I do hope; my soul waiteth for the Lord More than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning." Psalm 130
Some favorite Prayers:
The Memorare of St. Bernard
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that any one who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, and sought thy intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother, to thee I come, before thee I stand sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate! despise not my petitions, but, in thy mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.
Eternal Rest Prayer
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual Light shine upon them. May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in Peace.
Thank You So Much for your remembrance of my daughter's birthday and thoughtful message. It is so wonderful and am grateful to have so many awesome people be part of this bittersweet day for us as many of you deeply understand. Thank you again for thinking of Valencia on her Special Day, her Heavenly 39th Birthday ...forever thankful!!!
Nancy How very thoughtful and kind of you, we received your lovely card. Thanks for your care and concern, we are doing well. Except for the upcoming days, can't believe 20 years have gone by. Learning the language?.. well you are possibly having to teach me! I know very little. Nancy, thanks again for having us in your thoughts and prayers. Good to hear from you, take care and always be safe
Nancy I never got around to thank you for sending Milan the list of Masses for our little Princess, that is so very kind and thoughtful of you. Sorry it took me this long and I do apologize. Hope you are doing well
Father Lasance I love Father Lasances' prayer book and as a new catholic it was one of the first books I bought! I need to learn more about him so I can right a proper biography of him but I do not know a thing about him! God Bless Duke!
This very Special Thank You note I send to you, holds more appreciation than any words can say. Your thoughtfulness in remembrance of my daughter's Special Day, her Birthday will never be forgotten. I Thank You