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HELLO — The Month of June

Heart

The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. What an excellent time to begin a novena.
What is a novena some might ask? A novena (from Latin: Novem, “nine”) is an ancient tradition of devotional praying for nine successive days or weeks. During a novena, we implore favors for ourselves or others.
Members of the Roman Catholic Church most often pray novenas.
The prayers often derived from devotional prayer books, or consist of the recitation of the rosary (a “rosary novena”), or of short prayers through the day.

If you have been in need of something, try with confidence to offer prayers during the month of June in honor of His Sacred Heart, below is a suggested prayer, but any prayer to God is acceptable, especially one you might have composed yourself.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus,
filled with infinite love,
broken by my ingratitude,
pierced by my sins,
yet loving me still;
accept the consecration
that I make to You
of all that I am
and all that I have.
Take every faculty
of my soul and body
and draw me,
day by day,
nearer and nearer
to Your Sacred Heart,
and there,
as I can understand the lesson,
Teach me Your blessed ways. Amen.

O my Jesus, You have said, ‘Truly I say to you, ask, and it will
be given you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be
opened to you.’ Behold, I knock, I seek and ask for the grace (mention your petition)
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

O my Jesus, You have said, ‘Truly I say to you if you ask
anything of the Father in my name, He will give it to you.’
Behold, in Your name, I ask the Father for the grace of ( ask your petition). Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

O my Jesus, You have said, ‘Truly I say to you, heaven and
earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.’
Encouraged by Your infallible words, I now ask for the grace (repeat your petition).
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have
compassion on the afflicted, pity us poor sinners
and grant us the grace which we ask of You, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Your tender mother and ours.

Tanka Tuesday by Colleen Chesbro

SCARY Haiku

Colleen gave us two very pleasant and sunny words, the synonyms are also enjoyable.

How I wonder did my poem arrive at such a scary warning?  Could it be I wanted to juxtapose the good and the bad?

My post here is an acceptance of Colleen Chesebro Challenge Tanka Poetry; her challenge is to use the synonyms for the words “Fantasy and Merry”  my choice was “Visions and Joyous”  –

Beware of visions
devil resembles joyous
intellect deceives  zen

 

dVerse, poetry

Silent SOUNDS Challenge by …

dVerse Haibun Monday

Last Sunday, May 27 was Trinity Sunday, a grand feast day in the Church, to honor the Blessed Trinity. Our priest told a little story which explained a little better how the Church teaches that the Son is begotten by the Father from eternity both are one and equal. That is the teaching of the Church.

The story our priest told was of a typical family a boy and his father. A father mocking his son’s belief in the Blessed Trinity. This father told his son that the father must come first in order to have the son, not equal. The little boy obviously inspired by God said, “no dad, you were never a father until you had me. You became my father the same exact time I became your son.”

Sharing a Silent Sound composed recently in honor of the Blessed Trinity creating my SILENT SOUND.
God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost. Three in One, O Holy Ghost Spouse of Mary, of Whom Jesus was made incarnate. Holy Ghost Tongue of Fire enflamed with love bringing light to the world enlighten me, White Dove Paraclete to all, Sanctifier and guide. Intercede to Our Lady for extraordinary graces as we need them when we need them.

A Haiku  would sound like this

Three in One timeless
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Intercede for us

dVerse

Cee's challenge

Share God’s World

This week from Share Your World – May 28, 2018, I chose to answer question number four, if YOU would like to participate please click  HERE for other questions how you can share your world. My image with words are below:
“What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.” 

I love to feed and care for God’s creatures, as He cares for me.  ♥

thirsty

 

 

What a find, my smile
in my backyard — What a joy
precious birds waiting

 

Word Prompts

Exorcism Story = Doppelganger

Today’s word prompt “Doppelganger” no doubt means different conclusions to different people.
Immediately when I realized what the word meant, (had to look it up) I was reminded of the time I had the pleasure of entertaining a well-known exorcist for dinner at my home many years ago.
Bishop Robert McKenna born in 1927 – 2015. You will find   McKenna
by searching his name much information about his gift of exorcism. Bishop McKenna using Latin, the official language of the Church begins the ritual of exorcism. Bishop McKenna begs God through prayer to free the demon-haunted person.

Getting back to my story when he was a guest in my home, he told me about one of the times when he was effecting an exorcism the sufferer, a man, actually walked out of his body, in other words, the person was standing while Bishop looked at him and suddenly there were two of them, exactly alike. The second one just walked out of the original person and stepped away about 5 feet from the man, then stepped back into him.
Now that in my mind was what I would call a “DOPPELGANGER.” Also in many real-life stories, a real cliffhanger ending.

 

Story with Bishop Robert Mckenna