I carry your heart with me…

I carry your heart with me.

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I carry your heart with me. I carry it in my heart.

I am never without it, anywhere I go you go, my dear;

and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling.

I fear no fate, for you are my fate, my sweet.

I want no world, for beautiful you are my world, my true.

and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant,

and whatever a sun will always sing is you.

Here is the deepest secret nobody knows

here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud

and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher

than the soul can hope or mind can hide.

and this is the wonder that is keeping the stars apart.

I carry your heart, I carry it in my heart…

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Prayer to Jesus of Nazareth

I’m sharing this prayer in time for the feast day of the Black Nazarene – January 9.

BELOVED LORD JESUS OF NAZARETH, I COME TO YOU TO HELP ME.
LIFE IS A CONSTANT STRUGGLE, AND I NOW FEEL THE PAIN OF MY JOURNEY.
BLESS ME JESUS AND TEACH ME TO LISTEN, TO ALL THE EVENTS OF MY LIFE,
KNOWING THAT NOTHING HAPPENS BY CHANCE. EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS HAS A REASON.
WHEN I FEEL THE PAIN OF SICKNESS, TEACH ME TO COPE WITH LOVING SURRENDER
AND TO BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF HEALING.
WHEN I EXPERIENCE EMOTIONAL, FINANCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL BROKENNESS,
HELP ME TO RISE UP WITH BELIEF THAT WITH GOD, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE.
I COME TO YOU TODAY, TO PRAY FOR HEALING. PLEASE HEAR MY PETITION (SAY PETITIONS…)
I PRAY TO YOU AND MY MOTHER MARY TO ANSWER MY PRAYERS AMEN.

JESUS, I PUT MY TRUST IN YOU!

 

*little history of this iconic image of Jesus,

A life-sized statue from Mexico and came here in the Philippines last 400 years ago, when Spanish colonization has just began. The feast day is celebrated every January 9, and during this day it is accustomed for devotees to do the “pahalik” or to kiss or touch the image as a sign of respect and honor to our scourged Savior. It is also a tradition to walk barefooted which depicts humility just like the Son of God, Jesus Christ.

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our little version of Jesus of Nazarene

Our Lady of Guadalupe – 9 day Novena

 

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9 Day Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe
(adopted from Catholic liturgies and prayers)
Our Lady of Guadalupe,
According to your message in Mexico
I venerate you as “the Virgin Mother
Of the true God for whom we live,
The Creator of all the world,
Maker of heaven and earth.”
In spirit I kneel before your most holy Image
Which you miraculously imprinted
Upon the cloak of the Indian Juan Diego,
And with the faith
Of the countless numbers of pilgrims
Who visit your shrine,
I beg you for this favor:
To be a generous, self-sacrificing,
Faithful Marian Catechist all the days of my life.
Remember, O Immaculate Virgin,
The words you spoke to your devout client,
“I am a merciful Mother to you
And to all your people
Who love me and trust in me And invoke my help.
I listen to their lamentations and solace
All their sorrows and their sufferings.”
I beg you to be a merciful Mother to me,
Because I sincerely love you and trust in you
And invoke your help.
I entreat you, Our Lady of Guadalupe,
To grant my request,
If this should be the Will of God,
In order that I may
“Bear witness to your love, your compassion,
Your help and protection.”
Do not forsake me in my needs. Amen.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.
DAY ONE
Dearest Lady of Guadalupe,
fruitful Mother of holiness,
teach me your ways of gentleness and strength.
Hear my humble prayer offered with heartfelt confidence
to beg this favor…
State your request here…
pray –
Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…
DAY TWO
O Mary, conceived without sin,
I come to your throne of grace
to share the fervent devotion
of your faithful Mexican children
who call to you under the glorious Aztec title of Guadalupe.
Obtain for me a lively faith to do your Son’s holy will always:
May His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
State your request here…
pray –
Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…
DAY THREE
O Mary, whose Immaculate Heart was pierced
by seven swords of grief,
help me to walk valiantly
amid the sharp thorns strewn across my pathway.
Obtain for me the strength to be a true imitator of you.
This I ask you, my dear Mother.
State your request here…
pray –
Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…
DAY FOUR
Dearest Mother of Guadalupe,
I beg you for a fortified will
to imitate your divine Son’s charity,
to always seek the good of others in need.
Grant me this, I humbly ask of you.
State your request here…
pray –
Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…
DAY FIVE
O most holy Mother,
I beg you to obtain for me pardon of all my sins,
abundant graces to serve your Son more faithfully from now on,
and lastly, the grace to praise Him with you forever in heaven.
State your request here…
pray –
Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…
DAY SIX
Mary, Mother of vocations,
multiply priestly vocations
and fill the earth with religious houses
which will be light and warmth for the world,
safety in stormy nights.
Beg your Son to send us many priests and religious.
This we ask of you, O Mother.
State your request here…
pray –
Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…
DAY SEVEN
O Lady of Guadalupe,
we beg you that parents live a holy life
and educate their children in a Christian manner;
that children obey and follow the directions of their parents;
that all members of the family pray and worship together.
This we ask of you, O Mother.
State your request here…
pray –
Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…
DAY EIGHT
With my heart full of the most sincere veneration,
I prostrate myself before you, O Mother,
to ask you to obtain for me the grace
to fulfill the duties of my state in life with faithfulness and constancy.
State your request here…
pray –
Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…
DAY NINE
O God, You have been pleased
to bestow upon us unceasing favors
by having placed us under the special protection
of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary.
Grant us, your humble servants,
who rejoice in honoring her today upon earth,
the happiness of seeing her face to face in heaven.
State your request here…
pray –
Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…
Our Lady of Guadalupe,
Pray for us,
Amen.
feast day – December 12

Father’s Day

Father’s Day used to hold some rancor as I wasn’t blessed to have one I can praise and greet on this special day. It was impertinent and seemed like an ordinary day in our lives. But now seeing my daughter loved by her dad so dearly is a dream come true for me. It patched up the missing pieces of my childhood’s yearnings.
I’m blessed to have the best dad for my angel and to have God the Father who is above all is the source of these blessings and love.

Happy Father’s Day to all dads!

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– mitch

Thank you

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Throwback birthday cake from 2011

Today, I’m celebrating my birthday, never mind the age 😉 but i just like to thank everyone who loves me, who has touched & motivated me. And above all – dear God who loves me perfectly, with His infallible love.

With much love

– mitch

Red Velvet Cupcakes

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See other cake creations on facebook

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