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Sunday, May 07, 2006

First Communicant!

A big day for the Clan. Troglodyte #3 received his second Sacrament of initiation today. A beautiful day for celebration of the Mass (What day isn't?) and with the family. He was joined by many extended family members, including all his cousins, with a special appearance by Trogling #5. In thanksgiving, I offer for him this version of the prayer of St. Bonaventure:
Pierce, O most sweet Lord Jesus Christ, his inmost soul with the most joyous and healthful pang of Your love, with true, serene, and most holy apstolic charity, so that his soul may always languish and melt with love and longing for You, that it may yearn for You and Your dwellingplace, and long to be dissolved and to be with You. Grant that his soul may hunger after You, the bread of angels, the refreshment of holy souls, our daily and supersubstantial bread, having all sweetness and savor and every delight to the taste. Let his heart always hunger and feed upon You, Whom the angels yearn to look upon, and may his inmost soul be filled with the sweetness of Your savor. May it always thirst after You, the source of life, the source of wisdom and knowledge, the source of eternal light, the torrent of pleasure, the richness of the house of God. May it always compass You, seek You, find You, run to You, attain to You, meditate upon You, speak of You, and do all things for the honor and glory of Your holy name with humility and discretion, with love and delight, with readiness and affection, and with perseverence to the end. You alone, be always his hope and his whole confidence, his riches, his delight, his pleasure and his joy; his rest and tranquility; his peace, his sweetness and his fragrance; his sweet savor, his food and refreshment; his refuge and his help; his wisdom and portion, his possession and his treasure, in Whom may his mind and his heart be always fixed and firm and rooted immovably. Amen.

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