Archive for June, 2011

This is for our beloved pets

June 20, 2011

‘Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food and water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they miss someone very special to them; who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. The bright eyes are intent; the eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to break away from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. YOU have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together…’

–Anonymous

rainbowsbridge.com — I would like to credit the image if anyone knows the artist.

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help

June 9, 2011

O Mother of Perpetual Help, grant that I may always
invoke your most powerful name, for your name is
help in life and salvation in death. Mary most pure,
Mary most sweet, let your name henceforth be the
breath of my life. Delay not, O Lady, to come to my
aid whenever I call upon you in my hour of need.
O Mother of Perpetual Help, what comfort, what
sweetness, what confidence, what emotion, fill my
soul at the very mention of your name. I thank the Lord
for having given you to me and I will never cease to
honor you for your goodness and eternal grace. Amen.

Image from Catholic Tradition.org – Prayer version from Rosary House