The Suscipe prayer of Saint Ignatius of Loyola is a regular part of my spiritual regimen –and it has been so for many years– because it reminds me of the total abandonment to God’s will that I want to live. I offer the prayer here in English and Latin for your convenience. It is a perfect part of morning prayer.
Receive, O Lord, all my liberty. Take my memory, my understanding, and my entire will. Whatsoever I have or possess Thou hast bestowed upon me; I give it
That we are in the days prior to the great feast of Pentecost our prayer ought to be more intensely centered on the third Person of the Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Spirit. My friend Dom Mark calls to mind the seven mysteries of the Holy Spirit found in the Rosary dealing with the action of the Holy Spirit in salvation history, especially attentive
O God, Who by the preaching and wondrous deeds of blessed
Augustine, Thy Confessor and Bishop, did vouchsafe to enlighten the English
nation with the light of true faith; grant that his intercession the
hearts of the erring may return to
the unity of Thy
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let
all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand.
Father, You continually raise up Your faithful to the glory
of holiness. In Your love kindle in us the fire of the Holy Spirit who so
filled the heart of
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