PRAY FOR ME -- PRIEZ POUR MOI -- OREN PARA MI

Visit the prayer log and add your intentions.

Visitez le carnet de prières et ajoutez-y vos intentions. Ici se trouve le lien.

Visiten el cuaderno de oraciones y anoten sus intenciones. Llamenlo clicando aqui.

mercredi 24 août 2011

NOVENA: PREPARATION FOR TRAVEL, DAY 8 WE PRAY TOGETHER

There are many of you who will be receiving this novena preparatory prayer for the first time today.  It is because I became aware that I had not turned to the proper source of information.  So forgive me.
Je dois avouer qu'il y en parmis vous qui recevront cet email pour la premiere fois aujourd'hui.  C'est parce que je ne me suis pas rendu compte que je n'avais pas fourre assez profondément dans les sources d'information.  Et naturellement, j’écris tout le temps en anglais.  Mais n'importe, je vous envoie les nouvelles quand même parce que je sais que c'est plus facile de lire que de parler ou d’écrire.  Et vous pourrez toujours jouir des photos. :-)  Et vous voyez que mon ordinateur, bien que je l'ai réglé  ne connait pas très bien le français.
Debo pedir perdon por no aver escrito anteriormente.  No me di cuenta que faltavan varios elementos de informacion por cuanto mira los nombres de personas seleccionadas como representativos (ambassadores?).  Y mas, se ve que no escrivo muy bien a fuera de Ingles.  Ahora, el mail ira a todos, o quasi todos.  Todo ira mejor cuando podemos compartir ideas ojo a ojo. 
A los Brasileiros damos un gran agradecimiento por el sito Internet, aun que no en el vuestro idioma.  Me fío mas a mi español en este caso.  No quiero correr el riesgo de comunicar una mala grosería sin darme me cuenta del dano que poderia causar.  Eso me sucedo varias veces in algunos países en los cuales viví y trabaje.  A mi edad, es mejor que evite calamidades de esta natura.
Now, to follow the pattern to which we have become accustomed, I owe you a picture.  
This is an artist from the Philippines, as far as I know.  It comes from a website where you can find a gallery full of creative renditions of statues of Our Lady of La Salette.  You are invited to click here to travel to Manila and take a few moments to enjoy the collection.
http://www.flickr.com/groups/la_salette/pool/

When we meet the representatives from the Philippines, we will be able to ask them if they are familiar with this collection.  

Tonight we are sending you the list of delegates as a PowerPoint show attached to the introductory email.

Now we pray.

8.      Mary leads us to her Son.
                John's Gospel, chapter 2, verses 1 to 5
                Do I think like Jesus?  Do I look at the world with love as Jesus did?  
                Do I act with compassion as Jesus did?

                                  MEMORARE TO OUR LADY OF LA SALETTE
Remember, Our Lady of La Salette,
true Mother of Sorrows,
the tears you shed for us on Calvary. 
Remember also the care you have taken
to keep us faithful to Christ, your Son.
Having done so much for your children,
you will not now abandon us.
Comforted by this consoling thought,
we come to you pleading,
despite our infidelities and ingratitude. 
Virgin of Reconciliation,
do not reject our prayers, but intercede for us,
obtain for us the grace
to love Jesus above all else.
May we console you by a holy life
and so come to share the eternal life
Christ gained by his cross.  Amen.