Friday, September 1, 2017

Some Definite Service

Some Definite Service
Blessed John Henry Newman
God knows me and calls me by my name.…
God has created me to do Him some definite service;
He has committed some work to me
     which He has not committed to another.
I have my mission—I never may know it in this life,
     but I shall be told it in the next.

 Somehow I am necessary for His purposes…
     I have a part in this great work;
I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection
     between persons.

 He has not created me for naught. I shall do good,
     I shall do His work;
I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth
     in my own place, while not intending it,
     if I do but keep His commandments
     and serve Him in my calling.

 Therefore I will trust Him.
     Whatever, wherever I am,
     I can never be thrown away.

If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him;
In perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him;
If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him.
My sickness, or perplexity, or sorrow may be
     necessary causes of some great end,
     which is quite beyond us.

 He does nothing in vain; He may prolong my life,
     He may shorten it;
     He knows what He is about.
     He may take away my friends,
     He may throw me among strangers,
     He may make me feel desolate,
     make my spirits sink, hide the future from me
     still He knows what He is about.…

Let me be Thy blind instrument. I ask not to see
     I ask not to know—I ask simply to be used.

Prayers for Father Greg Staab OMV

 Please pray for Father Gregory Staab OMV friend of Father Joseph.  Father Joseph studied up in Boston and learned from Father Gregory.  Father Gregory is suffering from a rare condition of Multiple System Atrophy.  He cannot move at present and is in a position similar to Blessed Pierre Giorgio.  Let us all join in prayers of Thanksgiving for this wonderful individual and pray for protection during these next weeks.

Le Père Greg Staab, omv, est mourant
He has immense devotion to Mary and has helped those heal spiritually who have had abortions.

Thank you