Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday with the Saints

St. Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi, OCD

This Carmelite virgin was born in Florence in 1566, she had a religious upbringing and entered the monastery of the Carmelite nuns there. She led a hidden life of prayer and self-denial, praying particularly for the renewal of the Church and encouraging the sisters in holiness. Her life was marked by many extraordinary graces. She died in 1607.

Her prayer:

...Come, Holy Spirit. May the union of the Father and the will of the Son come to us. You, Spirit of truth are the reward of the saints, the refreshment of souls, light in darkness, the riches of the poor, the treasure of lovers, the satisfaction of the hungry, the consolation of the pilgrim Church; you are he in whom all treasures are contained.

Come, you who, descending into Mary, caused the Word to take flesh: effect in us by grace what you accomplished in her by grace and nature.

Come, you who are the nourishment of all chaste thoughts, the fountain of all clemency, the summit of all purity.

Come, and take away from us all that hinders us from being absorbed in you.

Peace be with you!
Rosemarie, ocds

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