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HEAVENWINDOW

PRAYERS FOR CONTEMPLATION

PART TWO
 
 

ARUBOTH HASHAMAIM = WINDOWS OF HEAVEN

Catharina's Boat House Mass


Isaiah 6.3

{Holy, Holy, Holy is Jehovah of Hosts, Is Full All the Earth of His Glory


Baruch ata adonai, eloheinu melech ha'olam, she'hechiyanu v'kiymanu v'higianu, lazman hazeh.

Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has given us life, sustained us, and brought us to this time.


Elisabeth of the Trinity, translated, Michel Perrin in Thailand

{O my God, adorable Trinity, help me to forget myself totally so that I can abide in you, without any movement, in peace, as if my soul were already in eternity; let nothing trouble my peace or take me away from you,

O Immutable, but let each minute carry me further into the depth of your Mystery! Pacify my soul, make it your heaven, your beloved home and the place of your rest; let me never leave you alone in it, but let me be wholly here, all awakened in my faith, all adoring, all surrendered to your creative energy.


St. Richard of Chichester's Prayer

{Thanks be to you, my Lord, Jesus Christ,
for all the benefits you have given me,
For all the pains and insults which you bore for me.
O most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother,
May I know you more clearly, Love you more dearly
And follow you more nearly.
 

Ti ringrazio, mio Signore, Gesù Cristo,
per tutti i benefici che mi hai concesso,
Per tutte le pene e gli insulti che tu hai sopportato per me.
Oh Redentore misericordiosissimo, amico e fratello,
Possa io conoscerti più chiaramente, amarti più caramente,
E seguirti più intimamente.


{ Who sings, prays twice. Augustine


LAUDATE EVM IN PSALTERIO ET CVTHARA



St Teresa of Avila
 

{The arms you bear are five wounds. Ah, then, my daughters, this must be our device also if we are to inherit the kingdom of God . . . . .


Meister Eckhart

{God is the infinite intellectual sphere with as many circumferences as centres and whose centre is everywhere and circumference nowhere. He is entire in his least part.


William Blake, 'Jerusalem'
 

{I give you the end of a golden string:
Only wind it into a ball
It will lead you in at Heaven's gate
Built in Jerusalem's wall.

Do a te un filo d'oro
Soltanto fai di questo una palla.
Conducerai alla porta dei Cieli
Messo nel muro di Gerusalemme.

 

  Jerusalem, The Gate Called Golden to the Temple



St. John of the Cross

{The Father uttered one Word; that Word is His Son: and he utters Him for ever in everlasting silence, and in silence the soul has to hear it.


Instructions for Novices

{It is a time in which we come to realise that our bridal wreath must be his crown of thorns; and the portrait he sends to comfort us in our longing for the direct sight of his beautiful face, is a Crucifix.



Mother Agnes Mason, C.H.F.
 

{Rabbis say, If you have learnt much Torah, ascribe no merit to yourself. You were created for this.


LAVDATE EVM IN TIMPANO



Instructions for Novices

{Humility treads upon asps and cockatrices and tramples underfoot lions and dragons, that is sin, despair, the devil and the flesh.


Instructions for Novices

{Two great gifts which our Lord left to his Church are the Psalter and the Lord's Prayer . The only gift which is greater than these is the gift of himself.



St. John of the Cross
 

{The divine Word in the pregnant Virgin
comes your way if you give her lodging.


Meister Eckhart

{Therefore do not fret about trivialities; you were not made for trivial things, and the glory of the world is only a travesty of truth, only a heresy of happiness.


Mother Agnes Mason, CHF

{There is a Jewish saying, that God worked for six days making the world, and he was able to rest on the seventh because on the sixth day he had made something to forgive: he couldn't rest till he had made something that needed his forgiveness.


Moses' Song, Deuteronomy 32.2-3

{May my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distil as the dew,
As the gentle rain upon the tender grass,
and as the showers upon the herb.
For I will proclaim the name of the Lord.
Ascribe greatness to our God.


Eckhart quoting Augustine

{What a man loves, a man is. If he loves a stone, he is a stone. If he loves a man, he is a man. If he loves God - now I dare say no more: if I were to say that then he is God, you might stone me.


Hans Memling, 'St John Writing Revelation', St John's Hospital, Bruges.
Reproduced by permission, Memlingmuseum, Stedelijke Musea, Brugge, Belgium


Meister Eckhart

{Unless the whole world and all of time becomes small in you, you will not see God


Ephraim the Syrian, Hymn to the Nativity XII
 

{The babe that I carry carries me,' said Mary, 'and he has lowered his wings, and taken and placed me between his pinions, and mounted into the air; and a promise has been given me that height and depth shall be my sons'


This is from Donatello's Cantoria, also in the Museum of the Opera del Duomo



Child's Sabbath Prayer

{In the house of the Lord God of Israel, may Michael, the protector of God, be at my right hand; and Gabriel, the power of God, at my left; before me Uriel, the light of God; behind me Raphael, the healing of God; and above my head, Shechinah El, the presence of God.


Child's Prayer before Sleep, Norfolk

     Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,
     Bless the bed that I lie on
     Four corners to my bed,
     Five angels there lie spread;
     Two at my head,
     Two at my feet,
     One at my heart, my soul to keep.


Psalm 118.17

{I shall not die, but live . and declare the works of the Lord


St Teresa of Avila

{Poverty is good and contains within itself all the good things of the world. It is a great domain - I mean that he who cares nothing for the good things of the world has dominion over them all.


Latin American Grace

{O God, to those who have hunger, give bread
and to us who have bread, give the hunger for justice.


Jewish Women's Sabbath Prayer
 

{Blessed are you, O Lord our God, King of the Universe, who sanctifies us by your Commandments and command us to light the Sabbath candles.


St Sergius of Radonez

Outside Settignano, amongst olive groves is a small monastery, founded by Don Divo Barsotti. Its young monks and nuns walk to Mass, like grey sculpted columns. On the chapel's outer wall, so that passers-by may read, are these words:

++ + Dal Cantico di San Sergio di Radonez, Patrono della Russia, 1314-1392.

All the immensity, the unity which transcends all, is the Holy Spirit. The gift which comes from the abyss and penetrates all and of itself is one and indivisible, fills all things, and transforms all into one light.
No one, no creature, nothing of the sky or above the earth could adore you more, no one could know or admire you more, no one could serve you or love you more, illuminated by the Spirit, baptised in flame, whoever you are.
Lay person, nun or priest, you are the throne of God, you are his dwelling, you are the instrument, you are the light of God . . . .

Sergius of Radonez is Julian of Norwich's Russian contemporary. Nothing has survived of Saint Sergius' writings. This poem came in a dream to don Divo Barsotti, C.F.D . - and is influenced by Blessed Julian.



St Teresa's Bookmark

{Let nothing disturb you,
Nothing afright you,
God never changes.
Patience gains all things,
Who has God wants for nothing,
God alone is enough.

With profound thanks to Sister Elizabeth A. West, L.C.M, Australia, who has a particular love for Fiesole - and who prefers being called 'Liz'.

Another version has just come:

{Let nothing trouble you, Let nothing affright you, All things are passing, God alone is unchanging, Who possesses God, Wants for nothing, God alone suffices.

And Godfriend Catharina Lindgren sends us this by e-mail, which has done lovely things in the transmission to the Swedish and Spanish texts:

{Inget får skaka dig, Nada te turbe, inget förskräcka. nada te espante, Allting skall klarna, todo se pasa. Gud är densamme. Dios no se muda, Vänta och vaka, la paciencia allt skall du vinna. todo lo alcanza; Den som har Gud kan quien a Dios tiene ingenting sakna. nada se falta: Gud ensam räcker. Sólo Dios basta.



Preghiera tratta dalla raccolta Carmina Gadelica

JESU WHO OUGHT TO BE PRAISED/GESU’ CHE DEVE ESSERE LODATO
 

It were as easy for Jesu
Era così facile per Gesù 
To renew the withered tree
Rinnovare l’albero secco
As to wither the new 
Quanto rinsecchire il nuovo
Were it His will so to do
Se è Lui a volerlo
Jesu! Jesu! Jesu ! 
Jesu! meet it were to praise Him.
E’ degno di lode

There is no plant in the ground 
Non c’è alcuna pianta sulla terra
But is full of His virtue, 
Che non sia colma della Sua virtù 
There is no form in the strand 
Non c’é nessun onda sulla spiaggia
But is full of His blessing.
Che non sia ricolma della Sua benedizione
Jesu! Jesu! Jesu! Jesu! 
meet it were to praise Him.


There is no life in the sea,
Non c’é alcuna forma di vita nel mare
There is no creature in the river,
Non c’é alcuna creatura nel fiume 
There is naught in the firmament, 
Non c’é nulla nel firmamento 
But proclaims His goodness.
Che non proclami la Sua bontà
Jesu! Jesu! Jesu! Jesu! 
meet it were to praise Him.

There is no bird on the wing, 
Non c’é nessun uccello in volo 
There is no star in the sky, 
Non c’é alcuna stella in cielo
There is nothing beneath the sun,
Non c’é nulla sotto il sole 
But proclaims His goodness.
Che non proclami la Sua bontà 
Jesu! Jesu! Jesu! Jesu! 
meet it were to praise Him.
 

THE PRACTICE OF THE PRESENCE OF GOD, /LA PRATICA DELLA PRESENZA DI DIO, BROTHER LAWRENCE,/ FRA LORENZO, O.CARM.

The first time I saw Brother Lawrence was upon the 3rd of August, 1666. He told me that GOD had done him a singular favour, in his conversion at the age of eighteen.

Incontrai Fra Lorenzo la prima volta il 3 agosto 1666. Egli mi disse che Dio gli aveva concesso una grazia particolare, la sua conversione a diciotto anni d’età.

That in the winter, seeing a tree stripped of its leaves, and considering that within a little time, the leaves would be renewed, and after that the flowers and fruit appear, he received a high view of the Providence and Power of GOD, which has never since been effaced from his soul. That this view had perfectly set him loose from the world, and kindled in him such a love for GOD, that he could not tell whether it had increased in above forty years that he had lived since.

Vedendo in inverno un albero spoglio, e riflettendo che in breve tempo le foglie sarebbero germogliate di nuovo e i fiori e i frutti sarebbero comparsi ancora, egli percepì fortemente la Provvidenza e la Potenza di Dio, che dall’ora in poi mai abbandonò la sua anima. Mi disse che questa visione lo liberò completamente dal mondo, e accese in lui un tale amore per Dio, che non saprebbe dire se tale amore fosse divenuto più grande nei successivi quarant’anni della sua vita.

Trad. AD

Julian of Norwich
 

{Pray entirely inwardly , though you feel nothing, though you see nothing; yes, even though you think you cannot for dryness and barreness, in sickness and feebleness. Then is your prayer fully pleasing to me, though you think it only saves you a little. And so is all your living prayer in my sight.


Julian of Norwich

{For this is our Lord's will, that our prayer and our trust be both alike large. For if we trust not as much as we pray, we do not fully honour our Lord in our prayer, and also we tarry and pain ourselves. And the cause, as I believe, is that we know not truly that our Lord is ground himself from whom our prayer springs. And also that we know not that it is given us by his grace, of his great and tender love.


Julian of Norwich

{And after this I saw God in a point . That is to say in my understanding. By which sight I saw that he is all things.


St Birgitta of Sweden
 

{Amor meus crucifixus est


St Birgitta of Sweden, Her Daily Prayer,

{Thou true and living Son of God, and Son of the Virgin, who of Thy own free will didst allow Thy hands and feet to be pierced, and didst suffer so great bitterness for the health of my soul, grant, O most sweet Jesus Christ, to enter into my heart, and there to be consumed with burning love. I beseech Thee, O most adorable Redeemer, for the sake of the nails and the spear which were withdrawn from Thy dead body, and from Thy so sorely wounded heart, to withdraw from my heart the desire of all that things that offend Thee. Amen.


St Ignatius Loyola
 

{Receive Lord, my entire liberty, my understanding, my memory, my will.
From Thee I have received all things, to Thee I return all things.
Give me but Thy grace and Thy love. I ask nothing else of Thee.


Julian's Prayer

God for thi goodnes geue vnto/ me thy selfe: for thou art I nough/ to me. & I may no thyng aske/ that is lesse. that may be fulle wur=/shyppe to thee. And yf I aske eny//thyng that is lesse. euer me wantith. but only in th e I haue alle. And thes/ wordis. god of thy goodnes it are/ fulle louesum to the soule. and ful/ nygh touchyng th e wylle of our/ lorde. ffor his goodnes comprehen= Westminster Cathedral Manuscript, Julian of Norwich, Showing of Love

{God, of your goodness, give me yourself. For you are enough for me. And I may ask nothing that is less, that may be of honour to you. And if I ask anything that is less, I am always in want. For only in you I have all.

{ And these words, 'God, of your goodness', are greatly beloved by the soul, and very near to the will of our Lord.


David's Prayer When Dying, 1 Chronicles 29.10-17

{Blessed are you, O Lord, . . . forever and ever. Yours, O Lord, are the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty; for all that is in the heavens and on the earth is yours; yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. . . . And now, our God, we give thanks to you and praise your glorious name. . . . For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you.


Fioretta Mazzei 's Prayer of Thanksgiving when Dying, Florence, 1998

GRAZIE

'{Grazie' e` la parola piu` completa e piu` totale che fin dalla nascita l'uomo possa rivolgere al suo Creatore per tutti quelli che lo circondano.

Su questo 'grazie' si puo` vagare all'infinito pero` io tengo ora a ricondurlo ai miei 'grazie' dall'infanzia a questi 75 anni costellati solo di grazie.

Un 'grazie' contiene anche affetto, riconoscenza ed e` quello che volevo consegnare ad ognuno di voi, a cominciare dai piu` piccini, dai piu` dimenticati, dai tanti che non si sono nemmeno accorti che mi facevano dire 'grazie' e di cui e` piena tutta la mia vita.

Un grazie anche a tutti i miei familiari e alle ricchezze morali che me hanno consegnato, pero` lo ripeto, e devo dire di averlo sentito per tutta la mia vita, che questo 'grazie' e` soprattuto legato ai tantissimi che ho visto, conosciuto e amato senza storia e senza perche`. A questi e a tutti spero di dire per ciascuno un 'grazie' potente dalle braccia della Madonna, dei miei angeli custodi e di tutti quelli con cui staro` con gioia per sempre in Paradiso.

Fioretta

dettata il 2 ottobre 1998, festa degli Angeli Custodi

THANKS

'{Grazie, Thanks. Thanks is the most complete and most total word that ever since one's birth one can give to one's Creator for all that surrounds one. Upon this "Thanks" I could go on discoursing to infinity because of all my "Thanks", which from infancy to these seventy-five years are star-studded only with thanks. A "Thanks" contains all affection, recognition and is what I would have wished to have given to each one of you, to begin with the littlest, those most often forgotten, those most unsure even that I would have said "Thanks" and of whom all my life is full. "Thanks" also to all my companions and all the moral value that they have given me, but I repeat, and ought to say it so as to have it be heard for my whole life, that this "Thanks" is above all for the so very many whom I saw, knew and loved who are outside of history, beyond meaning. To these and to all I hope to be able to say for each one a potent "Thanks" from the arms of Our Lady, of my guardian angels and of all with whom I shall be in joy for ever in Paradise.'

Dictated, Feast of the Guardian Angels, 2 October 1998


Joseph Chiwatenha's Prayer in Canada amongst Jesuits

{O God, at last I start to understand you.
You made the earth which we live in. You made
    the sky which we see above us. You
    made us, we who are called people.
Now you let me start to know who you really are.
I know how to make a canoe, and how to enjoy
    it I know how to build a cabin and how to
    live in it. But you... you made us, and you
    live in us.
The things we make last for a few seasons. We
    only use the canoes we create for a short
    time. We only live in the houses we build
    for a few years. But your love for us will
    endure so long that we cannot count the
    time. You will comfort us forever.
As long as we live, how can anyone not
    acknowledge you? You are the one who
    protects us.
The time we feel your presence the most is
    when we face death You are the one with
    the power to keep our souls alive, because
    only you know how to love us in the
    deepest part of ourselves.
Not even a mother or father can love a human
    being the way you do. Your love for us is
    so strong that it makes evil spirits lose
    their power.
Now I begin to see that the reason you made us
    is because you want to share your love.
Nothing attracts you as much as your
    people.
Thank you for letting me understand you
    You love us so deeply that all I can do in return
    is offer myself to you I claim you as my
    elder and chief There is no one else.
Ask me for anything you want Just let me
    always hold you in my heart. I always
    want to feel you watching and protecting
    me.
I offer you my family. If any evil strikes them
    when I am away, I know you will take
    care of them Your love is more than I can
    ever give them
Thank you ... from my heart.
I see the loving way you lead us along the path
    of life. You want what is best for us.
If we have poverty, let us feel your love in it.
If we get rich, do not let comfort make us forget
    that we need you Never let us turn into
    selfish people. Never let us think we are
    better than others who have less.
You love us equally, rich and poor. We are
    people, your people, and you love us as
    we are.
It fills me with joy to know you. I can feel the
    presence of your love.
Thank you for letting me give you myself just
    as I am
The more I thank you, the more I find I can give
    myself to you
Help me let go of the things I used to place my
    faith in. All I ask is to be yours.
It would have been enough to give us ~ and
    the gifts of the earth Thank you for them
But you've given us much more. In you,
    we live forever.
I can hardly imagine what heaven is like, but it
    is enough for me to know your love and to
    believe in you with all my heart.
You have promised to let us be free spirits in
    you, and because I know you love us,
    your promise gives me hope.
Help us to welcome suffering fit means we will
    know our need of you more deeply. In our
    suffering, help us give ourselves to you
We don't have to be afraid to die, because
    death is the new birth that lets us live
    fully in you
Life is a journey, and with
    you as our companion and our
    destination, it will end with great joy.
Lord, I am not afraid of death anymore. I will
    rejoice when I know the time has come for
    me to die.
I do not even want to mourn the passing of my
    relatives. All I need to remember is you
    are bringing them to be with you in
    paradise. You want to take them away so
    they can have perfect happiness.
Amen


LAVDATE EVM IN CIMBALIS IUBILANTIONIS; O MNIS SPIRITVS LAVDET D OMINVM

'LAVDATE DOMINU M IN SANCTIS EIVS; LAVDATE EV M IN FIRMAMENTO V IRTVTIS EIVS; L AVDATE EVM SECVNDVM MVLTITVDINEM MAGNITVDINIS EIVS

LAVDATE EVM IN SONO TVBAE; LAUDATE EVM IN PSALTERIO ET CVTHARA: LAVDATE EVM IN TIMPANO

ET CHORO; LAVDATE EV M IN CORDIS ET ORGANO; LAVDATE EVM IN CIMBALIS BENE SONANTIBUS: L AVDATE EVM IN CIMBALIS IUBILA NTIONIS; OMNIS SP IRITVS LAVDET DOMINVM'.



Aborigine Prayers:

                         Dreaming Prayer

Creator Spirit,
you created all things, seen and unseen,
listen to our silent prayer as we stand here before you.
 Our weary eyes look back over distant horizons, back to those days where our people walked.
The footprints of our ancestors are imprinted on the earth, and their images are real to us.
We see our grandfathers, standing tall and strong, warriors of long ago.
We see our grandmothers, strong and hard working women.
We hear them singing, we see them dancing, and our spirits move within us.
They told of emus fighting, and the kangaroos picking up the scent of our hunters
…………
The images fade away as we feel the hurt of our people.
We can hear the cries of our grandmothers as they cry for their children.
Loving Creator, you can see us as we stand here and feel this hurt.
Let us walk with you, loving Creator, towards the dawning of a proud and new nation.
We thank you for our sacred being.
 

                       Reconciliation Prayer

Holy Father, God of Love
You are the Creator of this land and of all good things.
We acknowledge the pain and shame of our history
and the suffering of our peoples,
and we ask your forgiveness.
We thank you for the survival of indigenous cultures.
Our hope is in you because you gave your Son Jesus
to reconcile the world to you.
We pray for your strength and grace to forgive,
accept and love one another,
as you love us and forgive and accept us
in the sacrifice of your Son.
Give us the courage to accept the realities of our history
so that we may build a better future for our nation.
Teach us to respect all cultures.
Teach us to care for our land and waters.
Help us to share justly the resources of this land.
Help us to bring about spiritual and social change
to improve the quality of life for all groups in our communities,
especially the disadvantaged.
Help young people to find true dignity and self esteem by your Spirit.
May your power and love be the foundations
on which we build our families, our communities and our nation,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Prepared by Wontulp-Bi-Buya, Indigenous Theology Working Group, 13th March 1997, Brisbane

Wontulp-Bi-Buya is the Queensland branch of Nungalinya College, Darwin, and provides leadership training for Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders. The Anglican, Catholic, Lutheran and Uniting Churches support Wontulp-Bi-Buya in Queensland. A group of Aboriginal Christian leaders from the partner Churches of Wontulp-Bi-Buya form the Indigenous Theology Working Group. They meet periodically for discussion and draw on their life experiences, traditional spirituality, Biblical reflection and Christian spirituality, to give expression in indigenous theology for the everyday life of their people. http://www.acc.asn.au/Liturgy.html#twelve


Isaiah 30.15
 

{In returning and rest shall you be saved;
in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.


St Birgitta's Prayer

{Pray for me, apostles and evangelists, and all those who were enclosed in the house at Pentecost when you received the Holy Spirit, for what you felt then, when you received courage to speak, and to serve Him did not spare your bodies from all pain and trouble. Help me, that by your prayer the same Spirit is worthy to visit my heart and come alight in it and never cease and be quenched. Then I would receive words and deeds to do and speak according to His blessed will.

St Birgitta structured her Order of the Most Holy Saviour upon Mary as Head of the Church at Pentecost.


St Birgitta's Prayer Written for a Friend

{OLord, my God, my Creator, my Redeemer! I, an unworthy sinner, beseech Thee, by Thy great and merciful miracle, whereby Thou dost change the Bread into Thy true Body and the Wine with the water into Thy Blood, and to everlasting health-giving refreshment; bend my will entirely according to Thy will, so that in thought, word and deed I may always do what is pleasing to Thee.


Julian of Norwich

and in this he shewed me a lytil/ thyng the quantite of a hasyl/ nott. lyeng in the pawme of/ my hand as it had semed. and it was as rownde as eny ball. Westminster Cathedral Manuscript, Julian of Norwich, Showing of Love

{And so in this sight I saw that he is all that is good as to my understanding. And in this he showed me a little thing the size of a hazel nut lying in the palm of my hand it seemed. And it was round as any ball. I looked on it with my understanding and I thought what may this be. And it was answered generally thus, 'It is all that is made.'



Julian of Norwich

{I marveled how it might last, for I thought it might suddenly have fallen to nought for littleness . And I was answered in my understanding, 'It lasts and ever shall. For God loves it, and so has everything its beginning by the love of God.'


{A hazel nut in the hand looks much like a hand-forged nail-head. There is a tale that gypsies tell to exonerate themselves of their stealing, that they even stole the nails from the Cross , and relieved His pain. Take that nail into your hand. Free His hands from our nails, so that he can Create us again, and unravel our 'noughting' of His Creation, ourselves. We can be oned to his creating, his healing, hands. }


Counterclockwise: white ochre for spiritual protection from Australia, blessed olive leaves from Montebeni, one small wild English hazel nut, one large Australian hazel nut, clapper stick carved from oak, one of two, made by Annette Zerberis in Melbourne, Australia, of two women working at the mill, for reconciliation.


Wisdom 11.22-24

{For the whole world before you is like a speck that tips the scales,
and like a drop of morning dew that falls on the ground.
But you are merciful to all, for you can do all things,
and you overlook people's sins, so that they may repent.
For you love all things that exist,
and detest none of the things that you have made,
for you would not have made anything if you hated it.


The heavens shall declare the glory of God


Luke 15.24

{And he said unto him, 'Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry and be glad, for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.'

Amen . Amen. Amen.


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