In this month of July dedicated to the Precious Blood of Our Lord… as the crisis in the Church deepens
The Lord God loves those who love Him: I love them that love me (Prov. viii. 17). He showers down His graces on those that seek Him by love: The Lord is good … to the soul that seeketh him (Lament. 25).
Today’s ✠Challoner Meditation
Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Swithun, Bishop & Confessor
Our prayers are so dear to God that He has appointed the Angels to present them to Him as soon as they come forth from our mouths. “The angels,” says St. Hilary, “preside over the prayers of the faithful, and offer them daily to God.” This is that smoke of the incense of the prayers of the saints (Apoc. viii. 3), which St. John saw ascending to God from the hands of Angels.
Mary is called the Mother of Mercy, because, like a mother, she cannot see her children in danger of being lost without giving them her assistance. She is so solicitous about the relief of the miserable that she appears to desire nothing with greater ardour than to comfort them.