Saturday, May 31, 2008

Psalm of the Day

Isaiah 12: 2 - 6
"Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation."

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

And you will say in that day: "Give thanks to the LORD, call upon his name; make known his deeds among the nations, proclaim that his name is exalted.

"Sing praises to the LORD, for he has done gloriously; let this be known in all the earth.

Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel."

Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

A Solemn Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary


Most Holy Virgin Mary, tender Mother of men, to fulfill the desires of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the request of the Vicar of Your Son on earth, we consecrate ourselves and our families to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and we recommend to You, all the people of our country and all the world.
Please accept our consecration, dearest Mother, and use us as You wish to accomplish Your designs in the world.
O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and Queen of the World, rule over us, together with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, Our King. Save us from the spreading flood of modern paganism; kindle in our hearts and homes the love of purity, the practice of a virtuous life, an ardent zeal for souls, and a desire to pray the Rosary more faithfully.
We come with confidence to You, O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love. Inflame us with the same Divine Fire which has inflamed Your own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Make our hearts and homes Your shrine, and through us, make the Heart of Jesus, together with your rule, triumph in every heart and home.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Psalm of the day

Psalm 103: 1-4, 6-7, 8, 10
Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name!

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,

who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,

who redeems your life from the Pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

The LORD works vindication and justice for all who are oppressed.

He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel.

The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor requite us according to our iniquities.

Feast of the most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
I, (name) give myself to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, and I consecrate to Him my person and my life, my actions, pains, and sufferings, so that henceforth I shall be unwilling to make use of any part of my being except for the honor, love, and glory of the Sacred Heart.
My unchanging purpose is to be all His and to do all things for the love of Him while renouncing with all my heart whatever is displeasing to Him.
I take you, O Sacred Heart, as the only object of my love, the guardian of my life, the assurance of my salvation, the remedy of my weakness and inconstancy, the atonement for all my faults, and the sure refuge at my death.
O Heart of goodness, be my justification before God the Father, and turn away from me the strokes of his righteous anger. O Heart of love, I place all my trust in you, for I fear everything from my own wickedness and frailty, but I hope for all things from your goodness and bounty.
Consume in me all that can displease you or resist your holy Will. Let your pure love inprint you so deeply upon my heart that I shall nevermore be able to forget you or be separated from you. May I obtain from all your loving kindness the grace of having my name written in you, for I desire to place in you all my happiness and all my glory, living and dying in virtual bondage to you. Amen.

By- St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
Please pray this Consecration today, whether you do it alone or with your family, to give honor to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on His Feast Day.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Regency Ball and gowns

Here are some pictures of a Regency Ball we went to in April and the gowns we made. (We had two weeks to make four dresses and two suits for the gents!)

Left-right: my brother Danny, yours truly, friend Anna, sister Hannah, Mom, Dad

Cute pic, huh?

I designed and did all the hair for the evening

Ladies and a gent!

The Ball Room!

Whirl and twirl

Handsome, no?

Hope you enjoyed it. Oh, and as a little, humorous note: I constructed my Mom's dress out of a sheet and an old K-Mart dress. Hehehe!

Welcome to my blog!

WELCOME TO ONE AND ALL!!! I place this blog in the hands of my Confirmation saints (Sts. Philomena and Martin de Porres), Holy Mary, my heavenly mother, and my Guardian Angel. I hope everyone that drops in will enjoy this blog and will leave a comment or two.

As to the title of this blog, it has to do with an inspiration of the Holy Spirit and a seminar, so hang in there while I try to explain. Once upon a time, our parish, St. Peter's, was holding their annual "Life in the Spirit Seminar" and it was my first time going and I didn't expect anything extraordinary. However, the seminar was very fulfilling and a great experience (I wont go into details). That night, once I was in bed, I couldn't fall asleep and I was pondering on what God wanted me to do with my life. I then decided to analyze my name: Victoria Rose. Well, "Victoria" is Latin for "victory" and "Rose" means...well...rose. What on earth could I do with those two meanings? Hey! I could strive in my life to be a "victory rose" for Christ; meaning, every day I would strive to make my "rose" bloom by trying to live the life of a true Christian, young lady, but every time I sinned I would put a thorn on the stem. At the end of the day, I would present my "rose" to Christ. I pictured myself handing my rose to Jesus and Him reaching down to scoop it up. Think how it must hurt him to pick it up and be pricked by all my thorns/sins. So, thorns=sins, rose=when I am a true Christian. This little analogy would help me to overcome my faults by not wanting to injure Jesus.
The End

Well, that is the best I can do; sorry if it isn't that clear. Thanks.