Quote of the day: 9 April

My soul was united very profoundly, I assure you, to the divine joys which flooded yours in those two great days of your ordination and first Mass [28–29 May 1904].

I would have wished that this brief note, which tells you of my entire union with you, might have reached you sooner; that wasn’t possible for me, but, isn’t it true, for souls there’s no need for formal remarks, it’s in God’s Infinity where they may enter to find one another again, falling down together in one and the same adoration.

Adoration, it seems to me, is the hymn that must be resounding in your soul after the great mystery that has just occurred therein. Since in these days God’s seal has marked you with His divine stamp, you have truly become “the Lord’s Anointed” (Lk 4:18), and the Almighty—whose immensity envelops the universe—seems to need you in order to give Himself to souls!

Since in these days God’s seal has marked you with His divine stamp, you have truly become “the Lord’s Anointed” (St. Elizabeth of the Trinity) #ChrismMass

Anointing of Hands at the ordination of Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. | Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P. / Flickr

When you sacrifice the Divine Lamb on the altar, I beg a memento from you: place my soul in the chalice so that it may be baptized, purified, and virginized in His Blood.

And since you have become the “dispenser of the gifts of God” (1 Cor 4:1), I’m going to ask you for a favor in His name. On June 15, Saint Germaine’s Day, we celebrate our Reverend Mother’s feast day in our Carmel, and I would be very happy to offer her a Mass said by you as a spiritual bouquet for the occasion; I would be deeply grateful to you.

God be with you, Father—I beg you to bless me with your consecrated hand and I remain united with you in The One who is Charity.

Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity

Letter 202 to Abbé Beaubis
2 June 1904
Father Beaubis’ ordination and first Mass were 28–29 May 1904

Chrism Mass in St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham | Catholic Church England and Wales / Flickr

Translation from the French text is the blogger’s own work product and may not be reproduced without permission.

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