Friday, March 21, 2014

Introduction to the Devout Life

Since Advent last year, I have been writing articles on the spiritual life base on the Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales. These articles are published on the BC Catholic newspaper, and are posted on my website: www.fatheranthonyho.com

Here are some of the recent articles:

Poor in spirit 神貧

Chastity leads to charity 潔德導向愛德

Obedience consecrates heart 聽命聖化心靈

‘Quality over quantity’ 「重質不重量」

‘Meek and humble of heart’ 「良善心謙」

Soul ascends by descending 謙卑者備受舉揚

‘Take up your cross’ 「背負十字架」

Christians practice virtues 基督徒需要修德

These articles were inspired by chapters 1 to 16 of Part III (The Practice of Virtue) of the Introduction to the Devout Life

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Beautiful Prayer for Visit of the Blessed Sacrament

I discovered a beautiful prayer today that is very suitable for the Visit of the Blessed Sacrament.

Heart of Jesus in the Eucharist, I adore Thee.

Sweet Companion of our exile, I adore Thee.

Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, I adore Thee.

Heart solitary, Heart humiliated, I adore Thee.

Heart abandoned, Heart forgotten, I adore Thee.

Heart despised, Heart outraged, I adore Thee.

Heart ignored by men, I adore Thee.

Heart, Lover of our hearts, I adore Thee.

Heart pleading for love, I adore Thee.

Heart patient in waiting for us, I adore Thee.

Heart eager to hear our prayers, I adore Thee.

Heart desiring that we should pray to Thee, I adore Thee.

Heart, Source of fresh graces, I adore Thee.

Heart silent, desiring to speak to souls, I adore Thee.

Heart, sweet Refuge of the hidden life, I adore Thee.

Heart, Teacher of the secrets of union with God, I adore Thee.

Heart of Him Who sleeps, yet ever watches, I adore Thee.

Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.

Jesus Victim, I wish to comfort Thee; I unite myself to Thee; I offer myself in union with Thee. I count myself as nothing before Thee;I desire to forget myself in order to think of Thee, to be forgotten and despised for love of Thee, not to be understood, not to be loved, except by Thee. I will hold my peace that I may listen to Thee; I will forsake myself that I may lose myself in Thee.

Grant that I may quench Thy thirst for my salvation, Thy burning thirst for my sanctification, and that, being purified, I may bestow on Thee a pure and true love. I would no longer weary Thine expectations; take me, I give myself to Thee. I entrust to Thee all my actions—my mind that Thou mayest enlighten it, my heart that Thou mayest direct it, my will that Thou mayest establish it, my misery that Thou mayest relieve it, my soul and my body that Thou mayest feed them.

Eucharistic Heart of my Jesus, Whose Blood is the life of my soul, may it be no longer I who live, but Thou alone Who livest in me. Amen.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Some Highlights from mid-September to December 2013

Consecration of Precious Blood Parish to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the weekend of October 12 & 13

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New arrangements of shrines at parish church

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Baptisms on September 21 & 22, October 12, November 2, 10, 23 & 30, and December 1

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Birthday celebrations for St. Andrew’s Parish, Fr. Lo, & friends

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Participated 40 Days for Life with friends on November 3

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Day trip with prayer groups members to cemetery and church on November 11

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Parish Bazaar on November 30

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Cats are doing well at the rectory

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Some Highlights

Welcome to the Catholic Church! Six “little ones” who were baptized on August 11, 17, 18 & September 14, 15.

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Visited Western Canada Chinese Catholic Living Camp on September 1. Participated @ Living Rosary & heard Confessions.

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Legion of Mary celebration of Our Lady’s Birthday on September 8

I gave a talk on Consecration to Our Lady, and my friends from the Legion had a dancing performance

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Some of us decided to watch the performance of the 6 singing priests from the Philippine the next day @ Our Lady of Mercy in Burnaby

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We were able to take photos with some of the priests after the concert.

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