Friday, December 31, 2010

M. I. Prayer Intentions for 2011


Immaculate Virgin Mary, my Mother, I consecrate myself to you this day, and forever, so that you may dispose of me as you wish for the salvation of souls. I ask you only, my Queen and Mother of the Church, that I may co-operate faithfully with your mission in the coming of the Kingdom of God on earth. I offer to you, Immaculate Heart of Mary, all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day:

[here insert monthly intentions]

O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you, and for all who do not have recourse to you, especially for the enemies of Holy Church and those recommended to you.

That we may help our fellow Christians to come into the fullness of Christ’s Church.

That we may help the suffering, and bring them the consolation of Christ.

That we may unite our hearts with our crucified Lord and do penance for those who do not believe in Him.

That the Resurrection of your Son will remind us to trust in His Divine Mercy.

That your Motherly presence will guide our youth to answer Christ’s call to the priesthood and religious life

That through our confirmation we may open ourselves to the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

That like St. Maximilian Kolbe we may have a deep love for Jesus in the Holy Eucharist and advance the Eucharistic Kingdom of love.

That we may imitate St. Maximilian Kolbe in giving ourselves for others, especially the vulnerable and forgotten.

That united with you, Mother of Sorrows, we may defend the unborn, the elderly and the sanctity of marriage.

That our Pontiff and bishops be guided by your Immaculate Heart in leading the People of God.

That the faithful departed come to rejoice with St. Maximilian and all the saints in Heaven.

That the coming of Christ may open our hearts to His saving truth.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Message from Br Louis.

Dear MIs,

May the Infant Jesus bless you and your dear ones this Christmas. For many it has been a diffcult year, let Christmas renew our hope!

As we come to adore the Christ Child in the crib, let us ask our Immaculate Mother to prepare our hearts to receive the graces, which our Saviour offers to each of us, especially in the Holy Eucharist.Our Heavenly Father has sent his Son for each of us. For God so loved the world......

Let us remember , the Crib leads us to the Cross, the Cross to the Resurrection. Thus we come to the Altar of God,where the Sacred mysteries of our Salvation are made present. Let us renew our devotion the Holy Mass and not be deceived into treating the Sacred Mysteries with such casual regard as by so many. Let us pray for our priests that they may be worthy stewards of the Sacred Mysteries. Out of love for us , Our Lord offered himself totally for us in all humility and poverty, in the crib, on the Cross and continues this offering upon the Altar. In total humility, He the Divine Mercy comes to us, fully present, as the Holy Eucharist under the appearances of bread and wine. As our Emmanuel, Christ remains in the Blessed Sacrament, to be with us. Oh come let us adore Him! Let us be united with Him, so we can love our neigbour and be ready instruments of the Immaculata, to advance the Kingdom of the Most Sacred Heart.

The greatest gift we can offer to the Divine Infant is the gift of ourselves. This Christmas in union with the Immaculata may we surrender ourselves totally to Jesus. Lord thy will be done!

United with Our Lady may we pray to the Most High, " Be it done unto me according to thy Will!" Before the Crib this Christmas, may we be strengthened to go and share the good tidings of Christ, like the shepherds of Bethlehem. Our Mother of God and St Joseph may we receive the Word made flesh,with your purity and trust, God incarnate, so tender and mild!

May we be united in prayer this Christmas.

Br Louis Mary