St. Michael Prayer

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do, thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast into hell satan and all of the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Glory to God in the Highest!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Walking the Camino: Reading Sacred Scripture

What is your favorite scriptural verse?

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 is a favorite for weddings.

“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end.”

I love this one:

Matthew 16:15-16

Jesus said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ,  the Son of the living God.”

When was the last time you read Sacred Scripture?  Not sure where to find Sacred Scripture?  The best place is, of course, the Holy Bible.  Where is your Bible?  I have several Bibles in my house, but you only need one.  If you don’t own a Bible, this would be a good time to purchase a Bible and give it a place of honor in your home.  Leave it out for all to see.  Gather your family and read Sacred Scripture each day.  Choose a verse that inspires you and discuss that verse together.

As we walk the Camino Del Rey, let us open our Bibles  and begin to read.  Learn more about Jesus through these writings inspired by the Holy Spirit.  Read and open your heart to Him.  Learn about the Love of God in Sacred Scripture. 

As we walk this Camino decide to read Sacred Scripture for 15 minutes each day.  Begin with a simple prayer to the Holy Spirit:

“Come, Holy Spirit.  Open my heart to your whisperings.  Lead me in love and joy as we see Your Love poured out on mankind in Sacred Scripture.  Thank you.  Amen”

End your readings with a prayer.

“Thank You, Holy Spirit.  Thank You for this time of joy in reading of My Lord and My God.  Praise to You, Holy Spirit.  Amen.”

A Camino is not an easy journey.  This week, let us challenge ourselves to grow closer to God through Love, Prayer, Fasting, Alms giving, Reading Sacred Scripture and Works of Charity. 

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