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"Our aim is to make the Gospel known to people of our time by ministry confided to us. We must ourselves be caught up by the love of Jesus Christ since our lives, far more than our words, must speak clearly of Christ."

Prayers & Meditations

Act of Oblation

Lord Jesus,
I unite myself
to your perpetual,
unceasing,
universal sacrifice.
I offer myself to you
every day of my life
and every moment of every day
according to your most holy and
adorable will.
You have been the victim of my salvation;
I wish to be the victim of your love.
Accept my desire,
take my offering, graciously hear my prayer.
Let me live for love; let me die for love;
let my last heartbeat be an act of perfect love!

Written by Mother Therese Couderc

The Act of Oblation prayed in peaceful song
Music by Ruth Keating, rc.
Sung by Monica Kaufer, rc
Video by Rose Hoover, rc

 


 

A Contemporary Interpretation of the Act of Oblation

Lord Jesus,
I want to take part in your brokenness:
The brokenness you experienced in your life among us,
The brokenness you endured on the cross,
The brokenness you chose as a sign of your presence with us in the Eucharist.
I want to follow you every day in this way.
As you were broken for those you love,
Let me be broken too.
Let my desire to follow you, To do things your way,
Bear fruit.
Let your brokenness be evident in my living and in my dying.
Let my very heartbeat express my love for you to the end,
O broken brother Jesus.

Written by Barbara Regan, r.c.


 

Goodness

I had, a few days ago, an insight which consoled me very much.

It was during my thanksgiving, when I was making a few reflections upon the goodness of God, and how should one not think of this at such a time, of that infinite goodness, uncreated goodness, the source of all goodness! And without this there would be no goodness whatsoever, whether in man or in other creatures.

I was extremely touched by these reflections when I saw written as in letters of gold this word Goodness, which I repeated for a long time with indescribable sweetness. I beheld it, I say, written upon all creatures, animate and inanimate, rational or not, all bore the name of goodness, I saw it upon the chair that served as a prie-dieu.

I understood then that all these creatures have of good and all the services and assistance that we receive from each of them is a benefit which we owe to the goodness of our God who has communicated to them something of his infinite goodness so that we may meet it in everything and everywhere.

Written by Mother Therese Couderc

Goodness: The Video
Video by Rose Hoover, rc