To Commemorate The Feast of St. Eugene de Mazenod - 21st May

From a Pastoral Letter of Saint Eugene de Mazenod, Bishop, Lent, 1860

"Love for Christ and love for the Church"

How is it possible to separate our love for Jesus Christ from that we owe to the Church? These two kinds of love merge into one: to love the Church is to love Jesus Christ and vice versa.

We love Jesus Christ in his Church because she is his immaculate spouse who came out of his opened side on the cross, just as Eve came out of the first Adam. In his Incarnation the divine Word united himŽself to human nature, and this union is so perfect that there is in the Man-God only one person, that of the Word. The human race, although assumed in only one of its members, in the new Adam who is Jesus Christ, was, through the mercy of the Most High, called to participate really and as a whole in this ineffable union of the divine and human natures in the Word made flesh. Jesus Christ had to associate mankind to himself mystically so as to form one whole with it while allowing the personality proper to each person united to him to subsist. And just as there is only one person in Jesus Christ, all Christians should form with him but one body, whose head he is and whose members they are.

 

 

Tuhan, Diriku Hanyalah Kecil

Tuhan,

sesungguhnya hidupku adalah jalan yang menuju ke bawah,

sebuah perjalanan menuju ke yang tiada,

menuju ke yang makin sedikit.

 

Namun aku tahu,

dalam yang tiada terdapat semuanya,

dalam kekecilan tersimpan keagungan.

 

To Our Lady

Lovely Lady dressed in blue,

Teach me how to pray!

God was just your little Boy,

Tell me what to say!

Did you lift Him up, sometimes,

Gently, on your knee?

Did you sing to Him the way

Mother does to me?

 

Cara-Cara Mencapai Kerendahan Hati

Berbicaralah sedikit mungkin tentang diri sendiri.

Uruslah persoalan-persoalan pribadi.

Hindari rasa ingin tahu.

Janganlah mencampuri urusan orang lain.

Terimalah pertentangan dengan kegembiraan.

 

What is a Priest?

A priest is a lover of God.
A priest is a lover of men.
A priest is a holy man.
A priest understands all things.
A priest forgives all things.
A priest encompasses all things.
The heart of a priest is pierced, like Christ's,
with the lance of love.
The heart of a priest is open, like Christ's,
for the whole world to walk through.
The heart of a priest is a vessel of compassion.
The heart of a priest is a chalice of love.
The heart of a priest is the trysting place
of human and divine love.

 

 

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