“What great sweetness there is, O Jesus, in Communion! I want to live in Your embrace and die in Your embrace.” - St. Therese, fatima network...by Defensio Fidei, via Flickr

CALIX [noun] a chalice; a cup for the consecrated wine of the Eucharist. Etymology: from Latin: chalice, from calici- (stem of calix) - cup.

Fatima prayer for my CCD students to memorize...yes, I am a teacher who makes students memorize things...that probably tells you about how old I am.

Fatima Prayer ~ " O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have the most need of your mercy.

The miracle of the doves: The statue of Our Lady of Fatima left the Cova da Iria for Lisbon in 1946. On this occasion white doves let loose by someone in the crowd fluttered down to rest by the feet of the statue and remained there for days without food and drink oblivious to the jostling crowds blaring bands and the long road and river journey back to Fatima. - A Pilgrims Handbook to Fatima #OurLady #HolyVirgin #MotherMary #Fatima #feastday #myprayers #prayer #Blessings #HolySpirit…

The miracle of the doves: The statue of Our Lady of Fatima left the Cova da Iria for Lisbon in On this occasion, white doves let loose by someone in the crowd, fluttered down to rest by the feet of the statue and remained there for days without.

Irish Monstrance Shrine of Fatima by your-lisbon-guide, via Flickr

Irish Monstrance Shrine of Fatima given by the Irish people to the Portuguese Shrine.

Come to Me

When you prepare to take part in a worldly feast consult the Eucharist. It will regulate your external behaviour

"Behold, your mother" (Jn 19:26-27).  "O Mary, model of a perfect communion, help us to receive Jesus worthily." - Monsignor de Segur.  This sums up perfectly the role of the Eucharist and the role of Mary in our salvation:  in that Mary is the type of the Church.  Like Mary, we are to say "yes" to God (he called, she answered).  Like Mary, we are to receive Jesus-- we are to allow Jesus to dwell in us, and our bodies are meant to be tabernacles;  temples of the Holy Spirit.  To want to…

"Behold, your mother" (Jn "O Mary, model of a perfect communion, help us to receive Jesus worthily. ♥ May Devotion to Mary ~ May 8 ~ Jesus himself, when we receive him in Holy Communion.

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