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JOURNAL POSTINGS Saturday 26 May 2018, S Philip Neri, Priest and Founder of the Congregation of the Oratory. It is said of S Philip that, on the Vigil of Pentecost in 1544, he was praying in the catacombs. He was suddenly filled with great joy, and saw the Holy Spirit as a ball of fire, which descended into his heart. His heart was expanded to twice its normal size, and two of his ribs were broken. He wrote: 'I love, and loving must love ceaselessly, So whole a conquest in me love hath won; My love to Thee, Thy love to me dost run; In Thee I live, and Thou dost live in me'. May S Philip pray for us all, and may God bless you this day.

Friday 25 May 2018, S Bede the Venerable, Priest and Doctor of the Church, Memoria. Today's saint, monk of Jarrow, is one of several monastic saints commemorated in May, together with the Benedictine Reformation Martyrs, the Abbots of Cluny, Saints Pachomius and Augustine of Canterbury. Today also we pray particularly for the people of Ireland voting in their referendum today, that Life will be honoured. May God bless you.

Thursday 24 May 2018, Our Lord Jesus Christ the Eternal high Priest, Feast. 'Christ the Lord is a priest for ever, after the order of Melchizedek'. Much of the teaching related to this newly instituted feast is contained in the image opposite. The High Priestly prayer of Jesus in John 17 should also be in our hearts this day, as we celebrate this most important aspect of our Lord's life and Eternal Being. May you be greatly enriched in your own journey by this feast of the Church, and may God bless you.

 

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