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Saturday, November 6, 2010

An Update

Since I had my picture taken last week and sent to me, I thought I would send it to my brother and my sister as both live in Arizona and maybe would find my blog to see it. The picture would not let itself be sent by e-mail; it was blocked, so I am sending it in my blog for all my readers and perhaps it is even time to admit again that I am almost 80 years old and still loving and enjoying life.

My invocation for today from the Litany of the Sacred Heart in "Sacred Heart of Jesus, to your obedience I unite myself." This is the tenth day I have used a single invocation as a "walking prayer" to be said at odd moments during the day after I have used it during my morning prayer. For those who may have missed the others I give them from memory: Sacred Heart of Jesus
to your adoration, I unite myself;
to your burning love, I unite myself;
to your ardent zeal, I unite myself;
to your reparation, I unite myself;
to your thanksgiving, I unite myself;
to your firm confidence, I unite myself;
to your fervent prayers, I unite myself;
to your silence, I unite myself;
to your humility, I unite myself;
to your obedience, I unite myself...

Now, today I want to share a little verse that may be helpful for quieting down before prayer; it is by M.J.Higgins, RSM and is something I copied ages ago but did not note the source:
"You who calmed the winds and sea,
Jesus, calm and center me.
Draw me in and hold my gaze
Soothe and silence me these days.
Deep is calling unto deep.
I give you all my cares to keep.
You who calmed the winds and sea,
Jesus,calm and center me."


Anonymous said...

Very nice picture sister and I enjoy reading your blog. The Society of the Sacred Heart has always been very special to me, I suppose because my mother was educated by them (City House/Maryville), but also because I think it is such an important order in the Church (congregation/society/institution, what have you).

I received an honorary "Sacred Heart Passport" in 1997 when I went backpacking through Europe and spent the summer reading about the life of Mother Janet Erskine Stuart. I have been praying for her canonization since that time and developed a strong devotion to Our Lady under the title of Mater Admirabilis, though I realize those sorts of things are not priorities to the Society any longer.

I was wondering if you could help me with something...a number of years ago, while doing some personal research on the Society, I ran across a thin volume put out in 1950 in honor of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Society. It was a pictorial look-book of images of the various houses and works the nuns were involved in all over the world at that time. It was a beautiful book and I have always wanted to own a copy. I realize these are probably pretty rare and hard to come by, but I was wondering if you know of any way I could obtain one? I have only been able to find the title of the book online, with no information about it. Do you know which book I am talking about?

Please let me know if you have any information or know of any extra copies out there. I would really appreciate it. I will keep you in my prayers.

+God's blessings to you sister.

Thank you,

Ryan J Hilliard

Helen said...

Ryan, I am so happy to be in touch with you. Thank you for leaving such a nice comment on the blog; I am late in responding here because I forgot to check for comments. I am sorry about that but happy you contacted me anyway by e-mail.
Love and prayer, Helen, rscj