Archive for April, 2009


27 April, 2009

“Solitude can be an emotional lifesaver. I know that is the case for me and, given the choice between an eternity in which no solitude was possible and an eternity in which solitude only was available, I would be very hard put not to choose solitude: the chance to get back into myself to renew myself; the chance to check out what I am feeling and thinking; the chance to drift and dream and think at my own pace; the chance to cease to be attentive to the needs, demands and simply the presence of other people. It is in times of solitude that I feel restored to myself. I really could not do without it.”  [Stephanie Dowrick]

Wounds of Christ – Proofs of Love

23 April, 2009

Lord Christ, Lamb of God, Lord of Lords, call us who are called to be saints along the way of your cross.

Draw us, who draw near our King,
to the foot of the cross.
Cleanse us, who are not worthy to approach,
with the pardon of the cross.
Instruct us, the ignorant and blind,
in the school of your cross.
Arm us, for the battles of holiness
with the might of your cross.
Bring us, in the fellowship of your sufferings,
to the victory of the cross.
And seal us, in the kingdom of your glory,
among the servants of the cross.
O crucified Lord,
risen Saviour.

Feast of the Glorious Wounds of Christ

23 April, 2009

Friday 24th April 2009 is the Passionist Feast of the Glorious Wounds of Christ.

Lord Jesus Christ, your hands, feet and side were pierced and flowed with blood for the world’s salvation. The wounds in your risen body strengthened the faith of the apostles in your glorious resurrection. Deepen our devotion to these proofs of your love and unite us more closely to your passion, so that we may rise with you to newness of life, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Alleluia – Easter 2009

19 April, 2009

“Alleluia is not a word that was invited on earth; it is a hymn of paradise”

St. Paul of the Cross, 21st April 1726


At prayer ….

12 April, 2009

Young adults at prayer during the veneration of the Cross on Good Friday at Marist Brothers, Mittagong.