April 29, 2021 Reflection – Go courageously with the risen Christ!
Go courageously with the risen Christ towards Heaven… April 29, 2021 St. Catherine of SiennaDear Family of Mary! Again, the April 25, 2021 message: “Dear children! Today I am calling you to witness your faith in the colors of spring. May this be a faith of hope and courage. May your faith, little children, not waver in any situation, not even in this time of trial. Go courageously with the risen Christ towards Heaven, which is your goal. I am accompanying you on this way of holiness and am placing all of you in my Immaculate Heart. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (April 25, 2021) Go courageously with the risen Christ towards Heaven, which is your goal! Our Lady wants us to develop a relationship with Jesus, in which we actually go with Him. She wants us to follow Him so closely that we will be brought safely into the Heaven with Him. But staying close by the side of Jesus requires courage! Jesus stands as the Holy One, the Just One, the Merciful One, who will one day judge the nations. To follow Him takes courage! St. John Henry Newman wrote a beautiful Litany of the Resurrection, which calls upon Jesus as the Risen Lord who will lead us to Heaven. I find praying it stirs up my courage. With such a Captain, what have we to fear? Let’s pray this Litany today with our hearts set upon going with the risen Christ towards Heaven. Litany of the Resurrection By St. John Henry Newman Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, God the Holy Ghost, Holy Trinity, one God, Jesus, Redeemer of mankind, Have mercy on us. Jesus, Conqueror of sin and Satan, Jesus, triumphant over Death, Jesus, the Holy and the Just, Jesus, the Resurrection and the Life, Jesus, the Giver of grace, Jesus, the Judge of the world, Who didst lay down Thy life for Thy sheep, Who didst rise again the third day, Who didst manifest Thyself to Thy chosen, Visiting Thy blessed Mother, Appearing to Magdalen while she wept, Sending Thy angels to the holy women, Comforting the Eleven, Saying to them, Peace, Breathing on them the Holy Ghost, Confirming the faith of Thomas, Committing Thy flock to Peter, Speaking of the Kingdom of God, We sinners, Beseech Thee, hear us, That we may walk in newness of life, We beseech Thee, hear us. That we may advance in the knowledge of Thee, That we may grow in grace, That we may ever have the bread of life, That we may persevere unto the end, That we may have confidence before Thee at Thy coming, That we may behold Thy face with joy, That we may be placed at Thy right hand in the judgment, That we may have our lot with the saints, Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Christ is risen, Alleluia. He is risen indeed, and hath appeared unto Simon, Alleluia. Let us Pray: O God, who by Thy only begotten Son hast overcome death, and opened on us the way to eternal life, vouchsafe, we beseech Thee, so to confirm us by Thy grace, that we may in all things walk after the manner of those who have been redeemed from their sins, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.—Amen. http://www.newmanfriendsinternational.org/en/litany-of-the-resurrection/ In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan Mary TV