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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Mary TV Daily Reflection 9/23/2014 - St. Pio of Pietrelcina


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J.M.J

September 23, 2014
St. Pius of Petrelcina, Priest (Padre Pio)

Dear Family of Mary!

April 3, 1986 "Dear children! I wish to call you to a living of the Holy Mass. There are many of you who have sensed the beauty of the Holy Mass, but there are also those who come unwillingly. I have chosen you, dear children, but Jesus gives you His graces in the Mass. Therefore, consciously live the Holy Mass and let your coming to it be a joyful one. Come to it with love and make the Mass your own. Thank you for having responded to my call." 
Today is the feast of Saint Pius of Petrelcina (Padre Pio), who lived a life of intense devotion and love for God and the Church. Padre Pio suffered the stigmata for over 50 years, and prayed the Rosary constantly. He called the Rosary his weapon, and never was without it. People flocked to the monastery to attend Holy Mass prayed by Padre Pio. Miracles abounded.

I found this prayer by Padre Pio for after Comm
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padre pio (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
union. It is so beautiful, that I want to share it with you today. We need Jesus so much. Life without Him would not be life, but death. Let's pray this prayer today and maybe keep a copy with us for after Communion.

Stay with me, Lord
(A Prayer of St. Pius of Petrelcina after Holy Communion)

Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have
You present so that I do not forget You.
You know how easily I abandon You.
Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak
and I need Your strength,
that I may not fall so often.
Stay with me, Lord, for You are my life,
and without You, I am without fervor.
Stay with me, Lord, for You are my light,
and without You, I am in darkness.
Stay with me, Lord, to show me Your will.
Stay with me, Lord, so that I hear Your voice
and follow You.
Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love You
very much, and always be in Your company.
Stay with me, Lord, if You wish me to be faithful to You.
Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is,
I want it to be a place of consolation for You, a nest of love.
Stay with me, Jesus, for it is getting late and the day is coming to a close, and life passes;
death, judgment, eternity approaches. It is necessary to renew my strength,
so that I will not stop along the way and for that, I need You.
It is getting late and death approaches,
I fear the darkness, the temptations, the dryness, the cross, the sorrows.
O how I need You, my Jesus, in this night of exile!
Stay with me tonight, Jesus, in life with all its dangers. I need You.
Let me recognize You as Your disciples did at the breaking of the bread,
so that the Eucharistic Communion be the Light which disperses the darkness,
the force which sustains me, the unique joy of my heart.
Stay with me, Lord, because at the hour of my death, I want to remain united to You,
if not by communion, at least by grace and love.
Stay with me, Jesus, I do not ask for divine consolation, because I do not merit it,
but the gift of Your Presence, oh yes, I ask this of You!
Stay with me, Lord, for it is You alone I look for, Your Love, Your Grace, Your Will, Your Heart,
Your Spirit, because I love You and ask no other reward but to love You more and more.
With a firm love, I will love You with all my heart while on earth
and continue to love You perfectly during all eternity. Amen.


In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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