“Pray and make sacrifices so that our whole life may be a holocaust offered to God on the arms of our day-to-day cross, in union with the Cross of Christ, for the salvation of souls, co-operating with Him in his redemptive work as members of his Mystical Body, the Church, which works, prays and suffers in intimate union with its Head for the redemption of humanity.”
Sister Lucia, page 103 book “Calls from the Message of Fatima”
Prayer for Humility
Oh my Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you,
Teach me the wisdom of true Humility,
Give me the courage to accept from the Holy Spirit
Just what was, is, to be.
Let my thoughts be always Charitable
And help me to be Obedient
and give a Good Example to others.
Oh, my beloved, thou also My God,
Make my heart a flame of pure love for you.
Give me this virtue of Humility
To Know, Understand and live my life
In order to become like Jesus
At the hour and moment
at midnight in Bethlehem in piercing cold.
Forgive me Jesus, for all my weaknesses and temptations,
And help me to renounce the world, the flesh and the devil,
in order to live in a closer unity with my heavenly Father,
so that I may unite myself with you.
P.S. This prayer was compiled as the Old Year merged into the New Millenium by Thomas McCormack, the producer/ director of film- documentary “The Call to Fátima” http://www.thecalltofatima.com/
Mehmet Ali Ağca, who shot Pope John Paul II, wants to attend annual ceremonies at Portugal’s Fatima shrine and meet with Pope Benedict XVI, who is also scheduled to attend, his lawyer said on Thursday.
Lawyer Hacı Ali Özhan told the Associated Press he has written to Portugal’s president and prime minister seeking permission for Ağca to travel there for the May 13 event. A letter was also sent to the Vatican, requesting a meeting between Benedict and Ağca at Fatima, Özhan said. Neither Lisbon or the Vatican have replied to the March 16 letters, which were made available to the AP. Ağca was released from prison in January after completing a sentence for the 1979 killing of Turkish newspaper editor Abdi İpekçi. Ağca shot John Paul II on May 13, 1981, as the pope rode in an open car in St. Peter’s Square, during a period in which he had escaped from prison. The pontiff was hit in the abdomen, left hand and right arm. The motive for the attack remains a mystery.
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