Aug 20, 2006

Great advice for Angelenos and everyone

Here is some timeless counsel that is immediately and personally relevant to each of us in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, in our neighbors Orange and San Diego, and everywhere else:

GAZE AT THE STAR!
O man, whoever you are, carried along by the tide of this world, tossed adrift among its storms and tempests, never take your eyes from the light of this star.

When the winds of temptation are unleashed upon you, when you are washed up on the reefs of adversity, fix your eyes on the star, and call to Mary!

If you are tossed on the waves of pride, ambition or jealousy, look at the star and cry out for Mary!

If anger or greed or the beguiling charms of the flesh rock the vessel of your soul, gaze at Mary.

When, racked by the enormity of your sins, ashamed that your conscience is sullied or in terror of the threat of judgment, you are swallowed up by the abyss of sorrow or plunged into the depths of despair, think of Mary.

When you are in danger, distress or desperate situations, call for Mary, cry out to Mary!

Oh, that her name may never leave your lips, may never leave your heart; never cease to imitate her life so that you may obtain the favor of her prayers (...)

And your own experience will show you the rightness of calling out that word: The name of the virgin was Mary!

-- St. Bernard of Clairvaux, whose feast is today, August 20; extract from his second homily “Super Missus.”

Our Lady of the Angels, pray for us and for our Archdiocese and our neighbors!

P.S. Click on this post's title to visit "A Moment with Mary," the source of this prayer.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Kenneth Fisher, Founder & Chrm. CRCOA said...

F.Y.I.

"Behind the Veil" Unveiling the Power Behind Terrorism
Invitation to Unique Presentation for Government Employees and the Media
MEDIA ADVISORY, Aug. 21 /Christian Newswire/ -- Events in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Lebanon, and Israel raise powerful questions: Is peace possible? If so, on what terms? Or, are terrorism, war, and destruction inevitable? And, how will world events affect us in Southern California?

You are invited to attend a unique presentation entitled, “Behind the Veil”. We will hear from people who have first-hand experience in how these questions can be answered.

Government officials, you have a challenging duty to not only represent, but also protect your citizens. This program is truly an opportunity to hear from non- Muslim Arabs about their hopes and concerns for America as we face these difficult times.

For the media, you are welcome. We need your help

Please join us! Also, please extend this invitation to your staff and friends.

The Non-Muslim Arab American Community is inviting you to “Behind the Veil” In Remembrance of September 11, 2001

Date: September 9, 2006 - Registration: 8:30am
Rented Space at: Eastside Christian Church
2505 Yorba Linda Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831

Speakers from:
Sudan, Egypt, Pakistan, Israel and the USA

It is time to know the truth

No Admission fee – Lunch will be served
Event Sponsored by: Arabic Christian Perspective
For government employees and the media only
For reservations please call: 866-533-6659
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I intend to go to this and try to get many of the CRCOA to do likewise.

Kenneth M. Fisher

12:05 AM  

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