Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
-The Memorare | St. Teresa of Calcutta is known to have prayed the Memorare nine times as an “Express Novena” for urgent special intentions. This is a beautiful devotion and powerful prayer to have in your collection.
I worry some of you still have not really met Jesus—one to one—you and Jesus alone. We may spend time in chapel—but have you seen with the eyes of your soul how He looks at you with love? Do you really know the living Jesus—not from books but from being with Him in your heart? Have you heard the loving words He speaks to you? Ask for the grace, He is longing to give it. Until you can hear Jesus in the silence of your own heart, you will not be able to hear Him saying “I thirst” in the hearts of the poor. Never give up this daily intimate contact with Jesus as the real living person—not just the idea. How can we last even one day without hearing Jesus say “I love you”—impossible.
St. Teresa of CalcuttaDo you really know the living Jesus—not from books but from being with Him in your heart? -St. Teresa of Calcutta #BISblog // Click To Tweet
For musical inspiration for your restful Sunday, listen to our BIS Rests playlist.
I recommend listening to “Teresa” by Audrey Assad.
Curated by Elise Howe. You can find out more about her here.