Saturday 7 August 2010

O Jesus living in Mary

O Jesus living in Mary:
Come and live in Thy servants,
In the spirit of Thy holiness,
In the fullness of Thy power,
In the perfection of Thy ways,
In the truth of Thy virtues,
In the fellowship of Thy mysteries,
Rule Thou over every adverse power,
In Thy Spirit, for the glory of the Father.

O Jesu vivens in Maria
Veni et vive in famulis tuis,
In spiritu sanctitatis tuae,
In plenitudine virtutis tuae,
In perfectione viarum tuarum,
In veritate virtutum tuarum,
In communione mysteriorum tuorum;
Dominare omni adversae potestati,
In Spiritu tuo ad gloriam Patris.
This prayer, which was written by Fr Jean Jacques Olier, S.S. (1608-1657), was described by St Louis de Montfort as "a synthesis of the spiritual life and a summary of our Compendium". It contains the spirit of perfect consecration to Jesus through Mary which was advocated by St Louis, and which has been a most powerful means of sanctification for many souls. It is worth using often.

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