Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Locution of St. Josemaria Escriva: August 23, 1971

"Adeamus cum fiducia ad thronum gloriae, ut misericordiam consequamur” (Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy).
[There is one change in words: he heard "gloriae" for "gratiae")

The following is his commentary:

“I am going to tell you something that God Our Lord wants you to know. We sons of God in Opus Dei adeamus cum fiduciamust go with much faithad thronum gloriae, to the throne of glory, who is the Most Holy Virgin, Mother of God and our Mother, whom we invoke so many times as Sedes Sapientiae, ut misericordiam consequamur, to get mercy…”

“Keep it in mind in these moments and also afterwards. I would say that it is God’s desire (un querer de Dios).: that we place our personal interior life within these words which I have just said to you. At times you will hear them without any noise, in the intimacy of your soul, when you least expect it. Adeamus cum fiducia: go – I repeat – with confidence to the Most Sweet heart of Mary, who is our Mother and the Mother of Jesus. And with her, who is Mediatrix of all grace, to the Most Sacred and Merciful Heart of Jesus Christ.”

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Benedict XVI’s Message to Communion and Liberation @ Rimini, August 21, 2006.

Theme: “Reason needs the Infinite and culminates in the sigh and premonition that this Infinite manifest itself.”

“Man `knows’ he has the confused and clear premonition that he is made for an infinite end, which alone can fill that `space’ that he feels in his interior, a space that must be filled” The human being “experiences the anxiety of constant search, which always goes beyond that already reached. And yet, this search for the Infinite seems to be `condemned’ to develop in the limitation of what is `finite.’ Man, in fact, like the reality to which he applies his strength of knowledge, is always conditioned by time and space, as well as by the limit of his capacities. How can he resolve this paradox? How can he fulfill himself if what enables him to achieve it is structurally beyond his reach?” The answer is “the everlasting truth of Christianity. God, the Infinite, has assumed our finite character, to be able to perceived by our senses and, in this way, the Infinite has `met’ the rational search of finite man. The Christian `revolution’ consists in this: God the Creator `goes out to meet today and always man’s rational search that tends toward him; goes out to meet the creature that sighs for him.” Through the message the Holy Father asks the Rimini Meeting to remind its participants that “the infinite has become `findable,’ that every man can know God and quench his thirst in him.”

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