I Kiss the Wounds

Happy Feast of Corpus Christi, everyone!!!

This has always been a personal favorite of mine – I can’t help that my given name was/is Christina and I was born right around this feast day.  (I still cherish secret hopes that I could celebrate my “name day” in the convent on this day – I’ve always held it as such but the fact that it’s a “movable feast” causes difficulties.)

This wondrous day celebrates the mystery of Christ’s physical, tangible presence among us still.

Recently, one of our Sisters told me about “the Hours prayer,” which they used to pray when working as they began each hour.  The fact that Christ is physically present, within our houses and places of work, might even help this prayer more accessible to us.

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I think it is a beautiful prayer, and encourage you to implement it (or even just the sentiments it contains) into your everyday life.

I kiss the Wounds of Thy sacred hands, with sorrows deep and true.

May every touch of my hands this day be an Act of Love for Thee

I kiss the Wounds of Thy sacred feet, with sorrows deep and true.

May every step on my way this day be an Act of Love for Thee.

I kiss the Wounds of Thy sacred head, with sorrows deep and true.

May every thought of mine this day be an Act of Love for Thee.

I kiss the Wounds of Thy sacred shoulder, with sorrows deep and true.

May every task of mine this day be an Act of Love for Thee.

I kiss the wounds of Thy Sacred side with sorrows deep and true.

May every beat of my heart this day be an act of love for You.

Usually, when I go to bed, saying a “good night” prayer to Our Lord, I gratefully remember that He is just down the hall (in our little chapel).

It is a good opportunity to offer Him my affection and “acts of love;”

I can even blow Him a kiss!

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