Click to open up and read the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Relevant Catholic Divine Inspirations and Holy Lights
In You is the Source of Life
In You is the Source of Life
In You is the Source of Life
 
 
 


 
The Crucifixion by Guido Reni (1575-1642); High Altar of Santisima Trinità dei Pellegrini, Rome, Italy; commons.wikimedia.org
 
 
In You is the Source of Life

From the works of Saint Bonaventure, bishop
(Opusculum 3, Lignum vitae, 29-30. 47: Opera omnia 8, 79)


Take thought now, redeemed man, and consider how great and worthy is He who hangs on the Cross for you. His death resucitates the dead; his transit is mourned by the heavens and earth; and, even the stones, as if moved by a natural compassion, are split asunder. O human heart, harder are you than those stones, if, with the remembrance of such a victim you are not even filled with fright, nor are you moved by compassion, nor are you afflicted by the compunction and sorrow endured, nor does piety soften you!

So that from the side of Christ asleep on the Cross the Church would be formed and the Scripture be fulfilled, the one that says: They will see whom they have pierced; one of the soldiers wounded Him with a lance and opened up His side: It was the permission of Divine Providence that this all take place, with the end that, springing forth blood and water from His wound, the price of our health be paid, spilled out from the arcane source of His Heart, giving the Church the sacraments and the virtue of conferring a life of grace, and lastly, that it would be for those who live in Christ like a cup filled with the living fount that pours itself out so as to communicate eternal life.

Lift yourself up then, soul, friend of Christ, and be the dove that forges its nest in the holes of the crag; be the bird that finds its home and does not cease to protect it; be the turtledove that hides its little ones, fruits of its chaste love, in that most sacred opening of our Lord's sacred wound. Press your lips on it, so that you drink the water from the fountains of the Savior. Do this because this is the fountain that flows from the midst of Paradise, divided into four rivers that pour into all loving hearts, watering and making the entire earth most fertile.

Run with eager desire to this source of life and light, no matter who you are, O soul, lover of God! And with all the strength of your heart, exclaim:

Oh most ineffable beauty of the Highest God, most pure splendor of eternal light! Life that enlivens all life, light that illuminates all light and which preserves in perpetual splendor myriads of lights, which from the first aurora have shined before the Throne of your Divinity!

O Eternal and inaccessible fountain, clear and sweet spring that streams from the source that is hidden to mortal eyes, whose depths is without end, whose height is without limit, its breadth unlimited and its purity unshakeable!

From you proceeds the river which gladdens the city of God. With the water of this most desirable torrent it restores the dried lips of us and of those thirsting for love, so that with a voice full of joy and gratitude we may sing hymns of praise to you, proving with our own experience that in You is the source of life and Your light lets us see the light.


Let us Pray

We ask you, Omnipotent and eternal God, that, upon celebrating the grandeur of the love that shines in the Heart of Your Son, we receive from this divine source graces, each time more and more abundantly. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the Unity of the Holy Spirit and is God, for ever and ever. Amen


Translated from the Spanish Office of the Hours by Jan Paul von Wendt liturgiadelashoras.com.ar


 
In You is the Source of Life

From the works of Saint Bonaventure, bishop
(Opusculum 3, Lignum vitae, 29-30. 47: Opera omnia 8, 79)


Take thought now, redeemed man, and consider how great and worthy is He who hangs on the Cross for you. His death resucitates the dead; his transit is mourned by the heavens and earth; and, even the stones, as if moved by a natural compassion, are split asunder. O human heart, harder are you than those stones, if, with the remembrance of such a victim you are not even filled with fright, nor are you moved by compassion, nor are you afflicted by the compunction and sorrow endured, nor does piety soften you!

So that from the side of Christ asleep on the Cross the Church would be formed and the Scripture be fulfilled, the one that says: They will see whom they have pierced; one of the soldiers wounded Him with a lance and opened up His side: It was the permission of Divine Providence that this all take place, with the end that, springing forth blood and water from His wound, the price of our health be paid, spilled out from the arcane source of His Heart, giving the Church the sacraments and the virtue of conferring a life of grace, and lastly, that it would be for those who live in Christ like a cup filled with the living fount that pours itself out so as to communicate eternal life.

Lift yourself up then, soul, friend of Christ, and be the dove that forges its nest in the holes of the crag; be the bird that finds its home and does not cease to protect it; be the turtledove that hides its little ones, fruits of its chaste love, in that most sacred opening of our Lord's sacred wound. Press your lips on it, so that you drink the water from the fountains of the Savior. Do this because this is the fountain that flows from the midst of Paradise, divided into four rivers that pour into all loving hearts, watering and making the entire earth most fertile.

Run with eager desire to this source of life and light, no matter who you are, O soul, lover of God! And with all the strength of your heart, exclaim:

Oh most ineffable beauty of the Highest God, most pure splendor of eternal light! Life that enlivens all life, light that illuminates all light and which preserves in perpetual splendor myriads of lights, which from the first aurora have shined before the Throne of your Divinity!

O Eternal and inaccessible fountain, clear and sweet spring that streams from the source that is hidden to mortal eyes, whose depths is without end, whose height is without limit, its breadth unlimited and its purity unshakeable!

From you proceeds the river which gladdens the city of God. With the water of this most desirable torrent it restores the dried lips of us and of those thirsting for love, so that with a voice full of joy and gratitude we may sing hymns of praise to you, proving with our own experience that in You is the source of life and Your light lets us see the light.


Let us Pray

We ask you, Omnipotent and eternal God, that, upon celebrating the grandeur of the love that shines in the Heart of Your Son, we receive from this divine source graces, each time more and more abundantly. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the Unity of the Holy Spirit and is God, for ever and ever. Amen


Translated from the Spanish Office of the Hours by Jan Paul von Wendt liturgiadelashoras.com.ar


 
 
 
 
Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - In You is the Source of Life - Saint Bonaventure (1090-1153), bishop


 
 

This site is dedicated to Our Lord Jesus Christ
in the Most Holy Virgin Mary,
for the Glory of God

  The Apostolic Blessing by the Holy See in Rome is bestowed (October 28, 2013)
Cooperatores Veritatis
 
Omnia ad majoren Dei Gloriam!
(All for the greater glory of God)

Contact/email us by writing to info@catholictruth.net.
Design and some materials ©2013-2017 by CatholicTruth.Net - All Rights Reserved
Some works are open license - others are copyrighted by their respective intellectual property owners, as noted.

   Hosted & powered by  UNI COMP® Inc.  
 

   Hosted & powered by  UNI COMP® Inc.  
 
top
X
OUR FATHER

Our Father, Who Art In Heaven
Hallowed Be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy Will be done
On earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
Liberate us from all temptation[*]
And deliver us from all evil. Amen



[*] Liberate us is in keeping with the original Latin text.
       God usually does not "lead us" to temptation
       (unless we are tested),
       but gives us the grace to overcome and/or resist it
X
HAIL MARY

Hail Mary, full of grace
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art though among women,
And blessed is the fruit
Of thy womb, Jesus.
 
Holy Mary, Mary of God
Pray for us sinners
Now, and in the hour
Of our death. Amen


 
X
APOSTLE'S CREED

I believe in God, the Father Almighty Creator of Heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ, His Only Son, our Lord;
Who was conceived by the
[work and grace of the] Holy Ghost,[*]
Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into the Dead.[**]
On the third day, He rose again;
He ascended into Heaven,
And sits at the right hand of God,
the Father Almighty.
From thence he shall come to judge
the living and the dead.
 
I believe in the Holy Ghost,[*]
The Holy Catholic Church,
The communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins.
The resurrection of the body,
And life everlasting. Amen


[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
[**] the Dead: "inferi", the underworld or the dead in Latin.
X
GLORIA

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost[*],
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen

[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
X
DE PROFUNDIS

Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord:
Lord, hear my voice.
Let Thine ears be attentive
to the voice of my supplication.

If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities:
Lord, who shall abide it.
For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness:
and because of Thy law,
I have waited for Thee, O Lord.

My soul hath waited on His word:
my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning-watch even until night,
let Israel hope in the Lord.

For with the Lord there is mercy:
and with Him plenteous redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel
from all her iniquities.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost[*],
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen

[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
X
DE PROFUNDIS

Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord:
Lord, hear my voice.
Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice
of my supplication.

If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities:
Lord, who shall abide it.
For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness:
and because of Thy law,
I have waited for Thee, O Lord.

My soul hath waited on His word:
my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning-watch even until night,
let Israel hope in the Lord.

For with the Lord there is mercy:
and with Him plenteous redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel
from all his iniquities.

V. Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord.
R. And let perpetual light shine upon them.
V. From the gate of hell.
R. Deliver their souls, O Lord.
V. May then rest in peace.
R. Amen.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with Thy Spirit.

(50 days indulgence to all who pray the De Profundis with V. and R.
"Requiem aeternam" (Eternal Rest) three times a day.
Pope Leo XIII, February 3, 1888)


Let us pray:
O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all
the faithful, we beseech Thee to grant
to the souls of Thy servants the remission
of their sins, so that by our prayers
they may obtain pardon for which they long.
O Lord, who lives and reigns,
world without end. Amen

May they rest in peace. Amen

CERRAR
SIGUIENTE
PADRE NUESTRO

Padre Nuestro,
que estas en los Cielos
Santificado sea Tu Nombre;
Venga a nosotros tu Reino;
Hágase Tu Voluntad
en la tierra como en el cielo.
Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día;
Perdona nuestras ofensas,
Como también nosotros
perdonamos a los que nos ofenden,
No nos dejes caer en la tentación,
y líbranos del mal. Amén
 
CERRAR
SIGUIENTE
AVE MARÍA

Dios te salve, María,
llena eres de gracia;
El Señor es Contigo;
Bendita Tú eres
entre todas las mujeres,
Y bendito es el fruto
De tu vientre, Jesús.
 
Santa María,
Madre de Dios,
Ruega por nosotros
pecadores,
Ahora y en la hora
De nuestra muerte.
Amén
 
CERRAR
CREDO

Creo en Dios, Padre Todopoderoso,
Creador del cielo y de la tierra.
Creo en Jesucristo,
Su único Hijo, Nuestro Señor,
Que fue concebido por obra
y gracia del Espíritu Santo,
Nació de la Santa María Virgen;
Padeció bajo el poder de Poncio Pilato,
Fue crucificado, muerto y sepultado,
Descendió a los infiernos,
Al tercer día resucitó de entre los muertos,
Subió a los cielos
Y está sentado a la derecha de Dios,
Padre Todopoderoso.
Desde allí ha de venir a juzgar
a los vivos y a los muertos.

Creo en el Espíritu Santo,
La Santa Iglesia Católica,
La comunión de los santos,
El perdón de los pecados,
La resurrección de la carne
Y la vida eterna. Amén
 
 
CERRAR
DE PROFUNDIS

Desde lo hondo a Ti grito, Señor; Señor,
escucha mi voz;
Estén Tus oidos atentos
a la voz de mi súplica.

Si llevas cuenta de los delitos, Señor,
¿quién podrá resistir?
Pero de ti procede el perdón,
y así infundes respeto.
Mi alma espera en el Señor.

Espera en su palabra;
mi alma aguarda al Señor,
más que el centinela la aurora.
Aguarda Israel al Señor.

Como el centinela la aurora;
porque del Señor viene la misericordia.
la redención copiosa;
y Él redimirá a Israel de todos sus delitos.

Gloria al Padre, al Hijo y al
Espíritu Santo,
como es desde el principio,
es ahora y será por los siglos de los siglos.
Amén

X
GLORIA

Gloria al Padre, al Hijo y al
Espíritu Santo,
como es desde el principio,
es ahora y será por los siglos de los siglos.
Amén

CERRAR
DE PROFUNDIS

Desde lo hondo a Ti grito, Señor;
Señor, escucha mi voz;
Estén Tus oidos atentos a
la voz de mi súplica.

Si llevas cuenta de los delitos, Señor,
¿quién podrá resistir?

Pero de ti procede el perdón,
y así infundes respeto.
Mi alma espera en el Señor.

Espera en su palabra;
mi alma aguarda al Señor,
más que el centinela la aurora.
Aguarda Israel al Señor.

Como el centinela la aurora;
porque del Señor viene la misericordia,
la redención copiosa;
y Él redimirá a Israel de todos sus delitos.

V. Dadles, Señor, a todas las almas
el descanso eterno.
R. Y haced lucir sobre ellas
vuestra eterna luz.
V. Que en paz descansen.
R. Amén.