December 8 2019 • Hour of Grace

Consider making an Hour of Grace this upcoming Sunday, December 8, 2019. Information about this follows…

Article taken from http://www.bookofheaven.com.

https://bookofheaven.com/prayers/december-8-hour-of-grace/

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Request of Our Heavenly Mother for the Hour of Grace:

  1. To be started from 12 noon until 1 p.m. (one full hour of prayer);
  2. During this hour the person making the Hour of Grace either at home or in a church must put away all distractions;
  3. Begin the Hour of Grace by praying three times the 51st Psalm (below) with outstretched arms;
  4. The rest of the Hour of Grace may be spent in silent communication with God, adoring the Sacred Host, meditating upon the Passion of Jesus, saying the Holy Rosary, praising God in your own way or by using favorite prayers, singing hymns, etc.

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History: During the period of November 24 1946 to December 8, 1947, the Blessed Mother appeared to Sister Pierina in a little church in Montichiari, Italy, eleven times.

On the first appearance the Blessed Mother told Sister Pierina She wanted to be known as the Mystical Rose and that an hour of grace should be kept at noon, December 8th, in all the Catholic Churches of the world. The Blessed Mother wanted this to be known through all Italy, and the entire world.

It was November 16, 1947 when Sister Pierina was finishing Her Thanksgiving after Holy Communion when she saw a great light. She then saw a vision of the Blessed Mother as the Mystical Rose.

Sister was so deeply moved by the stunning beauty of Our Lady that she began talking to Her. All of a sudden a gentle force made her kneel down in front of Our Lady. The Blessed Mother spoke these words. “My Son is so greatly offended by the sins of impurity. He is already planning to send the deluge upon the people, for their destruction, but I have asked Him to show mercy, and not send the destruction. So that is why I have appeared, to ask for penance and atonement for the sins of impurity.”….. FINISH READING ARTICLE HERE.

The Will and Love

Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalene, O.C.D. has this to say about the will and love:Little_Catechism__01395.1447782106.328.245
“There is a sensible love and there is a love of the will. Sensible love consists in a feeling that draws us affectionately toward someone and makes us experience pleasure in that person’s company or in the remembrance of the same. Love of the will consists in wishing a person well, by free choice and determination of our will. When afterwards this love takes full possession of the soul, then it wants to belong to the person loved and deliberately to consecrate its entire life to that person.”

Which is true love?

He continues, “Love of the will, because the will is what is most personal in us. Our liberty resides in the will, and it is precisely with this That we give ourselves to God. For this reason He asks of man exactly the ‘gift of his will.’ It is in this full consecration to God that the total giving of self on the part of a human being consists.” (P.5 from Little Catechism of the Life of Prayer)

As we continue to call on the Divine Will to move in us, to act in us, we can see how it begins and ends in love, true love. The masters of prayer, Carmelites and others, knew this life of prayer was about a radical love; a magnanimity of the soul that wants God above all else.

If we are having difficulty in whatever stage of living in the Divine Will, let us ask Him to give us generous hearts!

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