Thursday, December 4, 2008

Third Spiritual Bouquet for Pope Benedict: Text

With apologies for delay, here is the text of the Spiritual Bouquet III:

"Most Holy Father,

Since our last letter, the members and readers of the Pro Papa League group of Internet blogs have been gathering this third Spiritual Bouquet, which we now send with great joy to celebrate tomorrow's Solemnity of Christ the King.

The contributions have continued to hold in mind Your Holiness' intentions for November.

Holy Mass (priests):
Father Mark Kirby (O.Cist.) at the Eucharistic Cenacle of the Holy Face, Tulsa, Oklahoma: 1 Mass on November 21st
Our anonymous Chaplain, who is in fact a UK resident, continues to offer Holy Mass regularly for your Holiness' intentions, and for the success of our League.

Masses (laity including Communions) 16

Friday Abstinence 9
Friday Fasting and Penance 6

Decades of the Most Holy Rosary 589
Divine Mercy Chaplets 70
Litanies of the Blessed Virgin Mary 100
Litanies of the Holy Spirit 18

Morning Offerings 24
Veni Creator 24
Te Deum 3
Prayer with the sacred Chant and Polyphony 1 hour
Daily special prayer for your Holiness mentioned by name 24
Prayer for priests to St. Peter Julian Eymard 12
Spiritual Communions 12
Angelus from Rome (via ktotv) 2
General Audience Catechesis from Rome (via ktotv) 3
Material hardship and difficulties at work offered up by Mark Miles
Clare Anderson offers up her anguish over an abused and murdered baby in London (Baby P) amd her own son's job loss due to the recession

Labore 140 hours

Most Holy Father, the Pro Papa League and its readership join me as always, in sending you our filial devotion, obedience and loyalty. This letter is sent by Jane and Mark who are together in London, especially for the Annual Requiem Mass of the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales.

We hope to send you a further Spiritual Bouquet in honour of Our Lady on the eve of the Immaculate Conception.

Yours sincerely in Christ Our Lord,

Jane Mossendew-Fulthorpe, Mark Miles
(for the Pro Papa League)"

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PLEASE LET ME HAVE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE FOURTH SPIRITUAL BOUQUET AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE CONSIDER INCLUDING ANY PAPAL EVENTS YOU HAVE SHARED THROUGH EWTN OR KTO, EG. FIRST VESPERS OF ADVENT FROM ST. PETER'S, MASS FOR FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT FROM S. LORENZO, GENERAL AUDIENCE CATECHESIS. I HOPE TO SEND ON SATURDAY, OR SUNDAY AT THE VERY LATEST. GOD BLESS ALL HERE.
ICPP
J

8 comments:

confiteor said...

Very nice, Jane, thank you.

My offerings pro Papa:

Morning offering to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The sufferings of all those who are losing their jobs as a result of "cost-cutting measures" brought upon by recession, and my own anxiety concerning same.

Daily devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, which I am intensifying under the spiritual direction of St. Alphonsus de Liguori.

Fiona said...

Jane, I know this is probably a peculiar question but what is meant by spiritual communion?

Jane said...

Fiona:

Hi. How are you?

If you google 'Spiritual Communion' there a couple of pages of mostly Roman Catholic explanation. I've decided to post about it later this evening. Hope you will find it useful and interesting.

ICPP
J

Jane said...

Confiteor:

Thanks, duly noted.

I think we're all feeling the same about the effects and possibly yet to come, effects of the recession and Papa has said enough in public for us to be certain it's in his prayers.

God bless,
ICPP
J

Fiona said...

Thanks Jane. Sorry, I'm really not flying on all engines at the moment. I wasn't too sure of the precise context - I wondered if it might be related more to uniting oneself closely with, for example, the prayer intentions of the Holy Father. I look forward to your post on the subject.

I submit my usual daily Rosary and Litany of Mary; 4 Masses; 2 Angelus (via CTV); labore 10 hours. I also offer up my anguish at the recent death of my mother and the anxiety that I am suffering due to my retrenchment at the end of last month.

I've been in two minds as to whether or not I should remain anonymous. However, as people have begun submitting their offerings using their full names I think I will do the same. My surname is MacAlister.

Jane said...

Fiona:

Of course I understand and my first thought is for you in your bereavement. I will keep you and your mother in my prayers.

As far as our spiritual communions in relation to the Holy Father, are concerned, it is that we offer whatever spiritual bebefit accrues from them, for his intentions and well being. And in so doing, we pray for just about everything!! - as he does. It's as if we pour everything into the chalice he offers daily. It is a thought which gives me fortitude and courage and I hope it will for you as well.

Thank you for your offerings for the next Bouquet which have been duly noted. Where I have them, I always give the Holy Father people's surnames, even though I don't publish them here without permission.

God bless
ICPP,
J
xx

umblepie said...

Jane, Usual offerings for the Holy Father, plus one Mass attended and Holy Communion received. Thank you.

Jane said...

Umblepie:
Thank you.
I was about to get in touch.
God bless,
ICPP
J