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Saint Bernardine of Siena - Proclaim the Powerful Name of Jesus
Saint Bernardine of Siena - Proclaim the Powerful Name of Jesus
Saint Bernardine of Siena - Proclaim the Powerful Name of Jesus
Saint Bernardine of Siena - Proclaim the Powerful Name of Jesus
 
 
 

 
 

Saint Bernardino of Siena preaching in the Campo by Sano di Pietro; (1405-1481); 1445; Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Siena, Italy; wga.hu
 
 
The Name of Jesus, light of the predicators
From the sermons by Saint Bernardine of Siena, priest
(Sermo 49. De glorioso Nomine Iesu Christi, cap 2; Opera omnia, 4, 505-506)


The Name of Jesus is light of predicators, because it is His shining splendor that makes His word be announced and heard. Why do you believe that faith spread so quickly and with such force throughout the world, if not other than by the name of Jesus? Has it not been through this light and the pleasure of this name that God called us to His marvelous light? Illuminated all and seeing the light within this light, the Apostle can tell us: in another time you were shadows, but now you are light in the Lord; walk like children of light.

It is most necessary to predicate this name so that it shines and that it not remain hidden. Yet it must not be predicated with an impure heart of a stained mouth; rather it must be guarded and exposed in a chosen vessel.

That is why our Lord said of Saint Paul: He is a vessel chosen by Me so as to make known My name to the peoples, kings and Israelites. A vessel - He says - chosen by me, like those chosen vessels that are placed on sale with a beverage of agreeable taste, so that the brilliance and splendor of the receptable invite one to drink from her: this is so as to make known - He says - My Name.

When a fire is lit to clear a field, it burns off all the dry and useless weeds and thorns. When the sun rises and darkness is dispelled, robbers, night-prowlers and burglars run away. So when Paul’s voice was raised to preach the Gospel to the nations, like a great clap of thunder in the sky, or a sudden roaring fire, or the sun which suddenly shines with greater clarity, consuming all incredulity, the truth shone through and the error dissapeared like the wax that melts in the fire.

Saint Paul spoke the name of Jesus in his letters, his miracles and examples. He praised and blessed the name of Jesus.

The Apostle carried this Name, like a light, to the peoples, the kings and the Israelites, and with Him he illuminated the nations, proclaiming those words: the night is advancing, the day is at hand: let us leave behind the activities of darkness and equip ourselves with the weapons of the Light. Conduct ourselves honorably as in the day, with dignity. Paul himself showed the burning and shining light that burns and enlightens upon a candlestick, everywhere proclaiming Jesus, and Him crucified.

For this reason the Church, the bride of Christ, strengthened by his testimony, rejoices with the psalmist, proclaiming: O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I proclaim until this day your wondrous deeds. In other words, the psalmist exhorts her to do this in this way: Sing to the Lord, bless His Name; proclaim day after day His salvation. This is to say, Jesus, The Savior whom He has sent.


Prayer

Lord God, who infused in the heart of Saint Bernardine of Siena an admirable love for the Name of Jesus, grant us, through his intercession and his merits, to live always propelled and inspired by the spirit of Your love. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.


Translated from the Spanish by Jan Paul von Wendt - corazones.org

 
The Name of Jesus, light of the predicators
From the sermons by Saint Bernardine of Siena, priest
(Sermo 49. De glorioso Nomine Iesu Christi, cap 2; Opera omnia, 4, 505-506)


The Name of Jesus is light of predicators, because it is His shining splendor that makes His word be announced and heard. Why do you believe that faith spread so quickly and with such force throughout the world, if not other than by the name of Jesus? Has it not been through this light and the pleasure of this name that God called us to His marvelous light? Illuminated all and seeing the light within this light, the Apostle can tell us: in another time you were shadows, but now you are light in the Lord; walk like children of light.

It is most necessary to predicate this name so that it shines and that it not remain hidden. Yet it must not be predicated with an impure heart of a stained mouth; rather it must be guarded and exposed in a chosen vessel.

That is why our Lord said of Saint Paul: He is a vessel chosen by Me so as to make known My name to the peoples, kings and Israelites. A vessel - He says - chosen by me, like those chosen vessels that are placed on sale with a beverage of agreeable taste, so that the brilliance and splendor of the receptable invite one to drink from her: this is so as to make known - He says - My Name.

When a fire is lit to clear a field, it burns off all the dry and useless weeds and thorns. When the sun rises and darkness is dispelled, robbers, night-prowlers and burglars run away. So when Paul’s voice was raised to preach the Gospel to the nations, like a great clap of thunder in the sky, or a sudden roaring fire, or the sun which suddenly shines with greater clarity, consuming all incredulity, the truth shone through and the error dissapeared like the wax that melts in the fire.

Saint Paul spoke the name of Jesus in his letters, his miracles and examples. He praised and blessed the name of Jesus.

The Apostle carried this Name, like a light, to the peoples, the kings and the Israelites, and with Him he illuminated the nations, proclaiming those words: the night is advancing, the day is at hand: let us leave behind the activities of darkness and equip ourselves with the weapons of the Light. Conduct ourselves honorably as in the day, with dignity. Paul himself showed the burning and shining light that burns and enlightens upon a candlestick, everywhere proclaiming Jesus, and Him crucified.

For this reason the Church, the bride of Christ, strengthened by his testimony, rejoices with the psalmist, proclaiming: O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I proclaim until this day your wondrous deeds. In other words, the psalmist exhorts her to do this in this way: Sing to the Lord, bless His Name; proclaim day after day His salvation. This is to say, Jesus, The Savior whom He has sent.


Prayer

Lord God, who infused in the heart of Saint Bernardine of Siena an admirable love for the Name of Jesus, grant us, through his intercession and his merits, to live always propelled and inspired by the spirit of Your love. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.


Translated from the Spanish by Jan Paul von Wendt - corazones.org

 
 
 

 
 

One version of the Jesuit emblem - IHS monogram from the first three letters (iota, eta, sigma) of the Greek spelling of Jesus, depicted with three nails and cross symbolizing the Crucifixion; commons.wikimedia.org
 
 

"Every grace granted to man has three degrees of order, for by God it is communicated to Christ, from Christ it passes to the Virgin, and from the Virgin it descends to us."

Saint Bernardine of Siena

 

"Every grace granted to man has three degrees of order, for by God it is communicated to Christ, from Christ it passes to the Virgin, and from the Virgin it descends to us."

Saint Bernardine of Siena

 
 
 
 
May 20 - Saint Bernardine of Siena - "Proclaim the Powerful Name of Jesus" from a sermon by Saint Bernardine of Siena (1380-1444); Confessor and Priest
 
 

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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
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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


 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 they 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

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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 y QUE DESCANSEN EN PAZ

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.