Novena to Saint Joseph – begins on March 10th

torres_clemente_de-zzz-st_joseph_with_the_infant_christSaint Joseph intercession is often asked to find a job. He is also Patron of the dying, families, fathers, workers and travelers.

Novena in preparation of the feast of Saint Joseph on March 19th:

Saint Joseph, you are the faithful protector and intercessor of all who love and venerate you. You know that I have confidence in you and that, after Jesus and Mary, I come to you as an example for holiness, for you are especially close with God. Therefore, I humbly commend myself, with all who are dear to me and all that belong to me, to your intercession. I beg of you, by your love for Jesus and Mary, not to abandon me during life and to assist me at the hour of my death.

Glorious Saint Joseph, spouse of the Immaculate Virgin, pray for me to have a pure, humble, charitable mind, and perfect resignation to the divine Will. Be my guide, my father, and my model through life that I may die as you did in the arms of Jesus and Mary.

Loving Saint Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, I raise my heart to you to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the Divine Heart of Jesus all the graces necessary for my spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly the grace of a happy death, and the special grace I now implore:

(Mention your request)

Guardian of the Word Incarnate, I feel confident that your prayers on my behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God.

Day 1 – St. Joseph Most Just, Pray for us!
Day 2 – St. Joseph Most Prudent, Pray for us!
Day 3 – St. Joseph Most Loving Husband, Pray for us!
Day 4 – St. Joseph Most Strong, Pray for us!
Day 5 – St. Joseph Most Obedient, Pray for us!
Day 6 – St. Joseph Most Faithful, Pray for us!
Day 7 – St. Joseph Pillar of Families, Pray for us!
Day 8 – St. Joseph Patron of the Dying, Pray for us!
Day 9 – St. Joseph Terror of Demons, Pray for us!

Amen.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen.

Read more: Saint Joseph the Patriarch

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Ten Commandments

To observe the Ten Commandments is necessary to walk towards freedom; “The first freedom consists in being free from crimes … such as murder, adultery, fornication, theft, fraud, sacrilege and so forth. When one begins to have no these crimes, begins to lift up one’s head towards freedom, but this is only the beginning of freedom, not perfect freedom…”. (St. Augustine).

I Commandment

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to the house of bondage; shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make any graven image of what is in heaven above, nor what is in the earth beneath, nor of what is in acquaint underground. Do not prostrate before them or worship them”. (Ex 20,2-5)

Man is inclined not only to fall in vices through the lusts, but to raise the same to their idols. After all, no one can by his own efforts escape the temptations that can generate, if left unchecked, uncontrollable lusts and desires. To defeat them successfully and not fall into guilty distractions, the will should be established and commitment to this noble goal.

The human feeling does not escape the law of firmness and the will. Every love to stay this should be, in fact, powered at all times of our existence, or distractions, banishing the thought and the promises of fidelity, they will lapse into oblivion.

If as has been stated, the thought is the source of action, then you need to keep it free of distractions not to leave him free to be captured by all that passes under our senses. In that case, our actions cannot depend on the will of our free will, but it will subject to cravings.

In every moment we can transpose the presence of God, in the melodiousness of the gurgling spring water, the sweetness of the scent of flowers in the spring breeze whisper, but also in the wonderful charm of nature all that lush, she sings his wonders: from ‘humble blade of grass, the shining star of the firmament, from insignificant grain of sand, the immensity of outer space, the small drop of dew, the immensity of the seas.

“Thou shalt have no other gods before me” it’s a command not to create idols and become slaves. We should not raise altars not true gods as did the people of Israel. Only in God can we find the end of every action and the meaning of each order. It is our Creator, our Savior, the One who loves us, the meaning and purpose of our lives.

Only those who can be united with God constantly through prayer will remain free from the gods of the world. In Him we find the true love and learn to be faithful to him to be able to accomplish in this life and make a serious claim of an eternity of bliss.

The first commandment is an act of love for ourselves as it reveals to us the way to be truly men or women. All sins arise from the sin of idolatry, that believe in God in all that is man-made: money, career, power, sex, their bodies, sports etc.

“This commandment which I command you is not too hard for you, neither is it far off. It is not in heaven, that you should say, who shall go up for us to heaven, and let us hear and take it away from him we can run? It is not beyond sea that you should say: who will cross the sea for us to take it away from and let us hear and we can run? But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that put into action”.
(Dt 30, 11-14).

Read more: II Commandment…

Mary Mother of God – January 1st

madonnachild-imageMother of Jesus

Her soul looks beautiful, untouched as when the Father thought in Her giving her all the graces. She is Virgin, unique, perfect, she was thought like that. She was generated like that. She remained so. She is the Virgin, she is all purity, all grace that is lost in the abyss that is God.

 

Very Holy Mary is the Mother who is calling

She calls because she is mother, mother of Jesus and ours, and she loves Jesus handling him our souls and She loves us giving us Jesus. Anxiety and delicacy, joy and martyrdom bloom by her from the same stalk: a no limit love offering her heart, rest for every tired hour, light for every dark hour, and shelter for every threatened hour.

Listen…

Once again Mary will tell us the good novel, she will tell us all His pain, will repeat us all His love. And she will suggest: “Do, what Jesus will tell you to do” and Jesus spoke with His behaviour and told us what we must do: love God, who is Father, love all people, who are brethren.

Come!

Do not reject the invitation of our Mother Mary. It is the most sincere, it is the Holiest, and it is the most effective. Perhaps She has been calling for a long time: her voice seems to grow faint because of the fatigue, to be broken by tears…
“Come! There are many things that only I can tell you, there are many treasures that only I can give you. Come! I am calling you home: the house of the mother is the house of the sons; Jesus’ house is my house, it is yours.
Why are you afraid? Come and rest yourselves on your mother’s heart!”.

Mary, very loved Mother, take me by the hand

My very sweet Mother, I want to listen to You.
I really need a Mother for my soul.
How gentle voice I am hearing, your voice so full of Heaven!
I am tired of the world,
Which has given me nothing else than suffering and unhappiness.
Tell me of Jesus, of His secrets of mercy,
Drive me to Him, press me to Him
And teach me how to comply with His will.

Going on you will know the basis of devotion to the very Holy Mary, our beloved Celestial Mother, Her life, Her pains, Her great Heart of Mother and through the reasoning of Saints as Bernard, Alphonso, Augustin, Thomas and Therese, you will be driven through a fascinating way to find the most sublime truth. Moreover you will know different kinds of devotion for meeting the wonderful heaven.

Rejoice, rejoice my soul and be glad with Her because
many good things have been prepared for those who praise Her.
Saint Bonaventura

A special invitation

If you want to come to this joy and acquire the virtues, listen to Jesus’ invitation: “All you will ask faithfully in prayer, you will get it” (Mt 18:20). In fact, without prayer, no spiritual journey is possible, nor can we follow the footsteps of Jesus our Savior.

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Happy new year from the Invisible Monastery of charity and fraternity!