Prayer of St Alphonsus
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar.
I love you above all things and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
come spiritually into my soul so that I may unite myself wholly to you
now and forever.
O God, who on this day, through your only begotten Son,
have conquered death, and unlocked for us the path to eternity.
Grant we pray that we, who keep this solemnity of the Lord’s Resurrection may,
through the renewal brought by your Spirit, rise up in the light of life. Amen
Prayer is a most powerful weapon, through which we obtain all that is necessary for our souls and for the kingdom of God on earth, even miracles. (Antonio Rosmini)
Charity is not only to feed the hungry or clothe the naked; charity is also not to upset anyone unnecessarily.
Be a friend. You don’t need money:
Just a disposition sunny;
Just the wish to help another
Get along some way or other;
Just a kindly hand extended
Out to one who’s unbefriended;
Just the will to give or lend,
This will make you someone’s friend.
Be a friend. The pay is bigger
[Though not written by a figure]
Than is earned by people clever
In what’s merely self-endeavour.
You’ll have friends instead of neighbours
For the profits of your labours;
You’ll be richer in the end
Than a prince, if you’re a friend.
[Edgar A. Guest]