Yes, O my God, I live in peace in this valley of tears, because such is Thy will; but I cannot help feeling unspeakable bitterness at finding myself at a distance from Thee, and not yet perfectly united with Thee, Who art my centre, my All, and the fulness of my repose! For this reason the Saints, though they were all inflamed with the love of God, did nothing but sigh after Paradise. David cried out: Woe is me, that my sojourning is prolonged! (Ps. cxiv. 5). I shall be satisfied when thy glory shall appear (Ps. xvi. 15). St. Paul said of himself: Having a desire to be with Christ (Phil. i. 23). St. Francis of Assisi said:
Today is the feast of a group of four Saints, the martyrs Nazarius and Celsus, who are traditionally said to
Today’s ✠Challoner Meditation
Carissimi: Today’s Mass; SS Nazarius & Celsus, Martyrs & Popes SS Victor I Martyr & Innocent I, Confessor
But, some one will say, on what am I, a miserable sinner, to found this certain confidence of obtaining what I ask? On what? On the promise made by Jesus Christ: Ask, and you shall receive (Jo. xvi. 24). “Who will fear to be deceived, when the Truth promises?” says St. Augustine.
Picture to yourself the state to which you will be reduced when death comes, and you are in your last agony, and scarcely another hour of life remains. You are about to appear before your Judge, Jesus Christ, to give an account of your whole life. Nothing in that hour will alarm you so much as a bad conscience. Put your accounts in order, therefore, before the coming of that great accounting day.
A potential Eucharistic Miracle of Christ’s Heart beating during Adoration has been recorded. Is it legit? (19) CAUGHT ON VIDEO:
After the videos went viral on social media, the priest was contacted by telephone by Blessed Carlo Acutis’ mother, Antonia.