Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Back!

A PRAYER FROM CARDINAL NEWMAN

{ Yes Dear Readers it has been a long time since a post. First there was the retreat at the end of September [ more about that later today ], then a typical, but serious strep infection, along with other usual northern winter illnesses, severe colds & flu among them, followed by another bout of depression as the struggle for vindication and restoration continues in my life and the lives of thousands of falsely accused priests.
There also has been the deaths of two very dear friends, one of whom was a dedicated Lay Apostle who prayed this prayer of Newman’s daily and, it seems to my heart, a good way to resume this Blog.}

Dear Jesus, help me to spread Thy fragrance everywhere. Fill my soul with Thy spirit and Thy life, Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all my life may be only a radiance of Thine. Shine through me and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with my feel Thy presence in my soul. May they look up and see no longer me but only You my Jesus. Amen.

2 comments:

~m2~ said...

i've missed you, Father. i pray you are on the mend and will be posting much more and soon!!

Arthur Joseph said...

God bless you dear heart - I am on the mend finally and will be writing more over the next week.