Jun 25, 2022 filed under Living Virtue.

Man going from fog to light

Arise, beloved of Christ!

“Run with eager desire to this source of life and light, all you who are vowed to God’s service. Come, whoever you may be, and cry out to him with all the strength of your heart. O indescribable beauty of the most high God and purest radiance of eternal light!

“Life that gives all life, light that is the source of every other light, preserving in everlasting splendor the myriad flames that have shone before the throne of your divinity from the dawn of time! Eternal and inaccessible fountain, clear and sweet stream flowing from a hidden spring, unseen by mortal eye!

“None can fathom your depths nor survey your boundaries, none can measure your breadth, nothing can sully your purity. From you flows the river which gladdens the city of God and makes us cry out with joy and thanksgiving in hymns of praise to you, for we know by our own experience that with you is the source of life, and in your light we see light.”

St. Bonaventure gives us a beautiful hymn of pure praise. He begins it with, “Arise!” We may ask, “Arise to what?”

Because of the astounding Supreme Court decision this Friday, we can consider “arising” to give extra help to pregnant mothers who need assistance when they choose life. I’ve been involved for years with a local couple who, with lots of volunteer help, nurture the well-being of pregnant mothers in crisis before and after the birth of their babies. I know many of you have been involved in similar ministries, too.

If the Holy Spirit is moving you to contribute to this grassroots and powerfully prayer-centered mission, find out more here: https://www.gpmoco.org/. God bless you in your continuing efforts to promote justice and affirm the unique gift that is each human life.

Love always,

10 Responses to “In Your Light We See Light”

  1. Tina

    That’s wonderful that you have a center there. I volunteer for a local Care Net Center here. I have a feeling we may see an increased need for assistance.

  2. Anne Gordon

    Thank you Rose for printing the uplifting praise of St. Bonaventure. And thanks for sharing your participation in the nurturing of pregnant mothers. What a wonderful way to ease their fears and anxieties.
    At this turbulent time I’m praying to our Blessed Mothet for guidance.
    God bless you Rose.

  3. Kathy DiCiurcio

    Thank you Rose for this beautiful prayer. I know many more women are going to need guidance through their pregnancy. Hopefully they will be able to get the help and support they need.

  4. Diane Isabelle

    Beautiful posting, Rose. And thanks for that link to the Gabriel Project Cluster of Montgomery County, Md., Inc.! Praise to the Lord that after 49 years, the Supreme Court finally got it right!!!!

  5. Leah

    thabk you Lord for your light thats given life back to our babies. pureJoy!,

  6. Rose Marie Galaviz

    Thank you Rose for your love and in helping those mothers in there needs. Thank you for sharing St. Bonaventure. A day brought to world most joyful blessings. Friday we celebrate Mass of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

  7. Debbie Graham

    Hi Rose,
    Our Sister in Christ
    Praise be to God! ❤️
    Yes, I am volunteering a a pregnancy center here. They do so much for the women who choose life.
    God is awesome! ❤️
    Thank you Rose for your inspirational emails.
    God’s blessings,

  8. Carolyn

    I would like to use your quote as the quote that is under my name on all of my emails. The quote is “I want to be able to sit in the presence of Jesus and let his truth and his love sink into me deeper and deeper – to become that love and that peace and to share his peace with other people.”
    It touched my heart and is exactly where I am right now.