Early Gifts (Surprises!)

Birthday Card
I was surprised last night when I opened my house door and saw this envelope. I immediately opened and it was from my family :) My photo was on the cover (taken from Dove's event).

St Benedict - Rosary

Another gift is this pocket rosary from a friend. It has St Benedict's image engraved on it. Upon researching online, St Benedict came from a distinguished family in Italy and studied in Rome. Gave up his inheritance and lived a simple life. He was one said a man that influenced monasticism  His word of holiness brought nearby monks and ask for his leadership. And, St Scholastica was his sister.


St Benedict - Rosary

Glorious St. Benedict who taught us the way to religious perfection by the practice of self-conquest, mortification, humility, obedience, prayer, silence, retirement and detachment from the world, I kneel at your feet and humbly beg you to take my present need under your special protection (mention here). Vouchsafe to recommend it to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and lay it before the throne of Jesus. Cease not to intercede for me until my request is granted. Above all, obtain for me the grace to one day meet God face to face, and with you and Mary and all the angels and saints to praise Him through all eternity. O most powerful Saint Benedict, do not let me lose my soul, but obtain for me the grace of winning my way to heaven, there to worship and enjoy the most holy and adorable Trinity forever and ever. Amen.

St Benedict - Rosary

Pray 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary, and 1 Glory Be.

(source: http://www.2heartsnetwork.org/Benedict.htm)

Countdown begins, This week is really exciting! :P


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