..let us listen to Saint Bonaventura!
Because we are now come to the sweet Heart of Jesus, and because it is good for us to be here, let us not too soon turn away therefrom. O how good and joyful a thing it is to dwell in this Heart. What a good treasure, what a precious pearl, is thy Heart, O most excellent Jesu, which we have found hidden in the pit which hath been dug in this field, namely, in thy body. Who would cast away such a pearl? Nay, rather, for this same I would give all my pearls. I will sell all my thoughts and affections, and buy the same for myself, turning all my thoughts to the Heart of the good Jesus, and without fail it will support me. Therefore, o most sweet Jesus, finding this Heart that is thine and mine, I will pray to thee, my God: admit my prayers into the shrine of hearkening: and draw me even more altogether into thy Heart.
(ad Matutinum, Lesson 8)
.. is on June 27th.
Please see: https://szentkut.hu/en/history-of-the-shrine/
This will give you the history of Saint László and the miracles at Mátraverebély.
Saint László is regarded as the Patron Saint of Hungarian soldiers. See them celebrating the Feastday of Saint László in Győr?
Holy Mass on the Feastday of Saint László in Győr
Procession on the Feastday of Saint László in Győr
May God is His mercy give us as courageous leaders in the Church as Saint László, to defend the faith and may Saint László protect and inspire those prelates priests and laity who act with courage in these critical times!
Those reciting the Divine Office (either as a mandated duty for clergy and contemplative religious, as an option for laity) were reading texts by the Doctors of the Church about the significance of this Feast for 9 days, very helpful to deepen one’ s understanding of the faith .
Would you like to see these texts?
Go again to the Divinum Officium. http://divinumofficium.com/cgi-bin/horas/officium.pl
Choose the tab Divino Afflatu instead of Rubrics 1960
Select the days after the feast of Corpus Christi ()ie. June 21st, 22nd,etc. for the net 8 days.
For each day, select ad Matutinum, and scroll down to Lessons of the 2nd Nocturn (lessons 4,5,6 after the three psalms ) and if time allows, to go to the Lessons of the 3rd Nocturn (lessons 7, 8,9 after the three psalms )
… we are privileged to have Propers which are both beautiful, especially the hymns which provide us mini-lessons of theology. For example one of the verses of the hymn at ad Matutinum puts the priestly office this way:
Sic sacrifícium istud instítuit,
Cuius offícium commítti vóluit
Solis presbýteris, quibus sic cóngruit,
Ut sumant, et dent céteris.
He so instituted this sacrifice
the performance of which he wished to commit
To His priests alone to whom fitted the duty
To take (His body), and give it to others
Thee Propers of the Feast of Corpus Christi were the work of Saint Thomas Aquinas. I urge you to look a at the three hymns(ad Matutinum, ad Laudes, ad Vesperas) of the Divine Office of this Feast. The concluding verses of two of the hymns will be familiar to you, since these are sung at Benediction.
Go to Divinum Officium:
For Rubrics choose the Rubrics 1960 and for language English (which will give you both Latin and English side by side)
These two photos show the Hungarian way of decorating streets and squares with carpets of flowers where the Corpus Christi procession is passing. Let us too decorate our hearts with prayers honouring Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament!
… the starting gate for the on of the two Seasons throughout the Year, consisting of 24 weeks, each starting with one of the 24 Sundays after Pentecost.let us exult with the beautiful liturgical prayers of this Feast, such as the first two verses this Brigittine Hymn!:
O veneranda Trinitas
O trium una Deitas
Lustra vero nos lumine
Pro Virginis precamine.
( O venerable Trinity
O, one Divinity of three
Illuminate us with a true light
For the sake of the prayer of the Virgin.)
… Is the last of the liturgical Seasons before we arrive at the Season throughout the Year after this octave is over. Septuagesima, Lent , Passiontide, the Season of Easter and Ascension tide all had their different emphasis, stretching different spiritual muscles. They were but stepping stones of our spiritual ascent , culminating in the fiery light of Pentecost.
May God in His mercy grant us the graces during this Octave to praise Him loudly with the beautiful Pentecostal liturgy and grow in wisdom and holiness as we reflect on the liturgical texts of the Holy Masses of this week!
…we commemorate the entrance of Our Lord – body and soul – to Heaven. However, in spirit He is not far away- if we do not want Him to be. Let us pray that we always want Him near to us !
Tu, dux ad astra, et sémita,
Sis meta nostris córdibus,
Sis lacrimárum gáudium,
Sis dulce vitæ prǽmium.
Our leader, to the stars, our way
Be thou the goal for our hearts;
Be thou the joy amidst our tears,
Be Thou the sweet reward of our life.
The traditional way presupposes that Ascension Thursday is on a Thursday. , as it is still in some of the American dioceses, (Philadelphia for instance) and in chapels, churches and religious congregations following the 1962 traditional Latin liturgy. In other places, it is celebrated on the Sunday after Ascension Thursday. If you are located at such a site, you could still read the propers for Ascension Thursday in your missal, preparing thus your soul for a flood of graces on Pentecost Sunday.
Spiritual preparation for Pentecost.
After the 5th Sunday after Easter (May 26th)))
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday we have the 3 Rogation days)
On these days, say the Litany of All Saints
If you do not have this litany in your Missal, go to:
https://www.praymorenovenas.com/litany-saintsThe text can be found on thee “Devotions” page:
On the Friday after Ascension Thursday,
begin the Holy Ghost novena, saying the prayers assigned for each day, finishing it on the Vigil of Pentecost.
You will find the test on the Devotions page: #12 .Holy Ghost Novena
I have not shared much of the news – there simply was no time to do so. Could you please help me with your prayers so that I find time to tell you the story of the last few months? May God bless you if you do so!