A church for all time, Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) draws on its many resources, including the outdoor stations of the cross and the sweet Schoenstatt adoration chapel, to build community within God’s kingdom.
We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.
Because, by your holy cross, you have redeemed the world.
After the stations… God, our heavenly father, we raise our minds and hearts to you in praise and thanksgiving. Though weak and sinful, we wish to follow your only son, our Lord Jesus, on the way of the cross. May your Holy Spirit help us use our savior’s strength effectively in our place in life.
We ask the special aid of our blessed Lady, ever virgin and mother, in following Christ and in making his way of the cross our way of life. Amen.
Anima Christi… Soul of Christ sanctify me. Body of Christ heal me. Blood of Christ drench me. Water from the side of Christ wash me. Passion of Christ strengthen me.
Good Jesus hear me. In your wounds shelter me. From turning away keep me. From the evil one protect me. At the hour of my death call me. Into your presence lead me to praise you with all saints forever and ever. Amen.
May 14, 2016
I think we too are the people who, on the one hand, want to listen to Jesus; but, on the other hand, at times, like to find a stick to beat others with, to condemn others. And Jesus has this message for us: mercy. I think— and I say it with humility— that this is the Lord’s most powerful message: mercy (Pope Francis).
May 15, 2016
“One loving spirit sets another on fire” (St. Augustine).
May 20, 2016
“Jesus, crucified for me, with the nails of your love fasten my whole self to you”
(St. Bernardine of Siena).
June 30, 2016
“The glory of God is the human person fully alive” (Irenaeus of Lyons).
January 7, 2017
Look then on Jesus, the author and preserver of faith: In complete sinlessness he suffered at the hands of those who were his own and was numbered among the wicked. As you drink the cup of the Lord Jesus… give thanks to the Lord, the giver of all blessings (St. Raymond of Peñafort).
Links of interest… Adoration: Blessed Sacrament prayers / St. John Chrysostom (hourly) / Visits to Jesus in the tabernacle (hours & half-hours; Lasance, 1898)… Disciples’ diary (Peter & Judas)… OLPH: facebook / Mass times / website… Pope Francis: daily reflections (more) / forgiveness / mercy / wisdom… Stabat Mater: hymn / liturgical sequence / seven sorrows / more / YouTube (more)… Sinner’s way of the cross… Stations of the cross (YT) & prayers… Ten lessons from the agony in the garden… Trusting in God completely & in uncertain times… Via Crucis: Walking the passion with Jesus: one & two… Way of Holy Week… What Jesus saw from the cross…
WP posts… Call of service… Capuchin church stations… Christ’s passion… Church time blues… Full circle… Gifts… God’s lovely gifts… Lady of sorrows… Lenten meditations… Lenten reflections… Lenten resources… Lingering memory… Making meaning… Notre Dame revisited… One prayer… Picturing God… Quiet prayer time… Second looks… Sioux chapel stations… Sorrowful redemption… Today’s Beatitudes… Undeniable familiarity
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