"The More You Honour Me, The More I Will Bless You."
Puer natus est nobis,
et filius datus est nobis:
cujus imperium super humerum ejus:
et vocabitur nomen ejus,
magni concilii angelus.
-from the Introit of Today's Proper, Is.9:6
(A child is born to us,
and a Son is given to us,
Whose government is upon His shoulders:
and His name shall be called the Angel of great counsel.)
Thine are the heavens,
and Thine is the earth:
the world and the fullness thereof Thou hast founded:
justice and judgment are the preparation of Thy Throne.
-from the Offertory of Today's Proper, Ps.88:12,15
On This the First day of the New Year, Anno domini 2007,
rachelannethérèse, your humble blogger,
would like to wish you a very happy New Year and,
May the Blessings of the Divine Infant and His Most Dearest Mother
be upon Thee and Thy family. :)
Here's a most beautiful prayer by Rev. Cyrillus a Matre Dei, the first and most devoted venerator of the Miraculous Infant Jesus of Prague (of whose picture you see at the top of this post, on a holy card).
Jesus, unto Thee I flee,
Through Thy Mother praying Thee
In my need to succor me.
Truly, I believe of Thee
God Thou art with strength to
Full of trust, I hope of Thee
Thou Thy grace wilt give to me.
All my heart I give to Thee,
Therefore, do my sins repent me;
From them breaking, I bessech Thee,
Jesus, from their bonds to free me.
Firm my purpose is to mend me;
Never more will I offend Thee.
Wholly unto Thee I give me,
Patiently to suffer for Thee,
Thee to serve eternally.
And my neighbour like to me
I will love for love of Thee.
Little Jesus, I beseech Thee,
In my need to succor me,
That with Joseph and Mary
And the angels, I may Thee
Once enjoy eternally. Amen.
St. Thérèse of Lisieux, my patron, had a little prayer she composed once for the dearest Child Jesus:
"O eternal Father, Your only Son,
the dear Child Jesus,
since You have given Him to me.
I offer Thee the infinite merits of His divine Childhood,
and I beg Thee in His name to open the gates of heaven to a countless
host of little ones who will forever follow this divine Lamb."
INTROIT of the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus:
In the Name of Jesus let every knee bow,
of those that are in heaven,
and under the earth:
and let every tongue confess
that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father.
(Psalm) O Lord our Lord: how admirable is Thy Name in the whole earth!
Jesus, Mary, I Love Thee, Save Souls!
Labels: St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, The Circumcision, The Holy Name of Jesus, The Infant Jesus of Prague