The human Heart of Christ is of His Body especially, which makes up the Month of June. July is centered in Catholic tradition upon His Most Precious Blood.
Now, August is not a very traditionally known month, but it should or could be following up with Christ in the commonly spoken expression of His Being – hence, of His Soul (with Sept. of His Divinity).
So, August is the perfect month to meditate upon the Soul of Christ. This is the first dimension of Jesus’ identity that marks the very first line of St. Ignatius of Loyola’s so famous post-Communion prayer, Soul of my Savior… Anima Christi (in Latin). Indeed, even the Vatican head of Music, Marco Frisina, composed a great hymn of this for a World Youth Day one year, which is among my very favorite hymns and even stored on my cellphone for background music in composing the booklet of John 6:66 for this Year of Faith. Here’s the hymn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CppxeES5cw
We ask for your prayers as I now have months free of my ministries in Mexico to work here in Texas upon the booklet, and even with a new computer donated from such beloved supporters in Chicago. Where will it be composed? Here in Corpus Christi where I am located at the College of Our Lady of Corpus Christi for recovery from the nearly fatal accident I had with the 18-wheeler with the now deceased Fr. Mike Jordan, SOLT, as the driver then.
This booklet will show to the whole world, God-willing, just how much Jesus is calling all peoples everywhere to come to Holy Mass, and even as DAILY AS POSSIBLE, but to receive correctly (in the state of grace) the Daily Bread of Christ. Do you think the enemy would like such a booklet to get out to the world?
The only way I may have survived the accident was via the full year of praying St. Bridget’s 15 prayers on the Passion of Christ in the famous Pieta prayer booklet. One of the 15 Promises that go with the prayers? “You shall not die a sudden death.” WOW!!! Even I had forgotten that, but a lady at my hospital bed Mass ran it up on her Internet program on the cellphone right there after the memorial Mass of St. Bridget’s, July 23. How very much I know that those Promises are far more than merely credible. I really doubt that I’d still be here if it wasn’t for having done those prayers for the year that led me right into my first year of seminary, and where? Kitty-corner to St. Bridget’s mother house in Rome!!
Finally, for this month of the Soul of Christ, here’s a great write-up on His Soul in the Catholic Encyclopedia online: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08675a.htm . It clearly explains how the human Soul of Christ always enjoyed the Beatific Vision. Indeed, even the great mystics confirmed that God informed them that Mary had the Beatific Vision from early on, at least at times.
You may recall that we have 7 separate sets of mysteries for the Holy Rosary so that each day would be distinct. During my recent travels I met with two other persons, a priest, and a Bridgettine Sister, who also amassed 3 more sets to go with the universal 4 sets already in practice. The Beatific Vision is the last of the Unitive Mysteries that I believe God gave me, and thus the last of all the 35 that we pray in our parish in Mexico, and approved for use by two different bishops in Nuevo Laredo only in our Marian group there. They also made it all the way to Pope Benedict XVI and may one day go universal: the Prophetic, the Purgative, and the Unitive.
Fr. Ed, Mexico, SOLT, but MRMStoo in spirit!
Have a Blessed & Holy August month of the Soul of Christ!
May Our Lady ever-flowering & overflowing with graces & blessing unfold in us The 3-Fold indwelling Divinity (of Her 3 'Roses') to ever spring, sing, and ring alive.
Amatissima semper esto:
RosaMystica!Most Beloved ever be Maria Rosa Mystica