Saturday, April 8, 2017

Day 34 – Saturday, April 8 – Weekend Message - 6th Sunday of Lent, April 9 - Following St. Thérèse’ Little Way through Lent

Day 34 – Saturday, April 8 & Weekend Message
                                              – 6th Sunday of Lent, April 9
At Mass this Sunday we hear about the triumphant entry into Jerusalem of Jesus and the His sorrowful passion.  How great is the Father’s love for us!  He loves us so much – He thinks so much of us little ones – that He sent is very own Son to die for us!  His very own son to take our cross, our sins, our failings upon His innocent shoulders so that He might redeem us.  He did this so that we might be with Him one day in heaven.  How wonderful to be able to call God our Father!

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.  Jesus, thank you for giving yourself over to death for love for us.  Thank you for loving us that much!  Thank you for reaching down when our sin prevents us from reaching up on our own.  We need your grace, dear Jesus!  Thank you sweet Father for giving us our loving Savior!

St. Thérèse teaches us:
“Her prayer was continual though she was habitually plunged in aridity. One day a novice entered her cell paused, struck by the celestial expression of her countenance. She was sewing with alacrity yet seemed lost in profound contemplation.
"Of what are you thinking?" asked the young Sister. "I am meditating on the Pater," she replied. "It is so sweet to call the good God our Father." And tears shone in her eyes.” – Story of A Soul, Chapter XII

Dear Father in heaven, how great is your love for us!  Your love makes us worthy!  Your love gives us great dignity!  Please help us to be open to your love and living in grace.  Please help us to love others more and allow you to be more known and more loved in the world.

Our Father …
Hail Mary …
Glory Be …

Merciful Father, in the name of Your sweet Jesus, of the Blessed Virgin and of the Saints, I pray that I be fired with Your spirit of love, and that You will grant me the grace to make You greatly loved.  (The daily prayer that St. Thérèse taught us to say, adapted for our little lives.)

St. Thérèse, pray for us!
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.



Today’s Little Flower activity:  Help a neighbor.  (Color in a flower for Jesus when your mom or dad has seen that it is completed!)





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