Evening Meditations for Thursday after Ascension ~ St Alphonsus Liguori

We must begin quickly, and not wait for the morrow. Who knows whether we shall afterwards find time or not! Ecclesiastes counsels us: Whatsoever thy hand is able to do, do it earnestly-(Eccles. ix. 10). What thou canst do, do it quickly, and defer it not; and he adduces the reason, why: For neither work, nor reason, nor wisdom, nor knowledge shall be in hell, whither thou art hastening.

Today’s ✠Challoner Meditation: Thursday after Ascension

Today’s ✠Challoner Meditation

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Octave Day of the Ascension

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Octave Day of the Ascension

Spiritual Reading for Thursday after Ascension ~ St Alphonsus Liguori

Which of the two, asks Cassian, is the more humble¬the man that communicates often or he that communicates but seldom? He answers that the person that frequently receives Jesus Christ is the more humble, because he knows his infirmities, and therefore seeks more frequently the remedy of his disease. The angelic Doctor says that though to abstain from Communion through humility and fear is pleasing to God, still the love and confidence that induce a soul to receive Him are more acceptable in His sight. Love and hope, to which the Scriptures constantly exhort us, are preferable to fear.

Morning Meditation for Thursday after Ascension ~ St Alphonsus Liguori

Love is strong as death-{Cant. viii. 6). As there is no created power that can resist death, so with the soul that loves God there is no difficulty that love cannot overcome. O my Jesus, send Thy Holy Spirit that He may come and strengthen me to do and suffer something for Thy love before death overtakes me.

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