Monday, June 20, 2011

Thrice Enlightened: First Part



 (Prayer of St.Francis of Assisi infront of the San Damiano Crucifix)

O alto e glorioso Dio, O Most High and Glorious God
illumina le tenebre illumine the darkness
del cuore mio. of my heart.
Dammi una fede retta, Give me right faith,
spearanza certa, certain hope,
carita' perfetta perfect charity
e umilta' profonda. and profound humility.
Dammi, Signore, Grant me, O Lord,
senno e discernimento  discernment
per compiere la tua vera that I may fulfill your true
e santa volonta'. Amen. and most holy will. Amen.

da Charitatis Hostia di Mons. Marco Frisina


There are certain nights I couldn't sleep, most especially when my day has been particularly heavy or when I fail to communicate with particular people. I had dry spells over a month and I felt the Lord a bit far from me. I received no consolations and I felt the intensity of my inordinate desires increasing. 

We've been taught that dreams are extensions of our daily lives... when what was not given any particular attention or neglected or unaccepted has been pushed to the subconsciousness. They lay like icebergs waiting for "titanic" to nudge it to emerge into the conscious state...

So I lay on my bed, a little restless, maybe even because of the sudden rise of temperature... and three familiar faces popped into my head. Three of my former co-missionaries whom I have not been in contact with for two full years came to me in my dreams... angels God sent to me to relieve my soul.

I sang David's psalm of trust that made my heart serene...

"My soul rests in God alone, from whom comes my salvation. God alone is my rock and salvation my secure height; I shall never fall..." ---Psalm 62,2-3

I'll go back to my bed again and lie peacefully on His chest...


  1. You r a wonderful women with a strong deep faith...stay happy and well
    your an inspiration

  2. Love your thoughts ,the way you interact to the God :)..Wonderful you..wonderful your thoughts..
    May happiness surrounds you all around :D
    Take care..loves

  3. Beautiful like you soul sis. Love you. God bless

  4. You have great talent melissa.Sure god ll help you in any case ...Try to change the template,because the theme looks like pessimistic !!

  5. Very few people can connect with themselves,leave alone God,but you have that ability.That means,you are blessed in a special way.The times in life, that seems to be the worst, always turn out for the best!Tomorrow is a blank page, just waiting to be filled with your dreams... All you have to do is be yourself and live the story of your own unique life. Be proud. Be confident. And most of all be happy....LOVE U SWEETHEART

  6. I love your pure faith and how you went back to the psalms to help put your heart at rest. God always welcomes us into His Word for peace, encouragment and instruction. I have found it to be like a soothing and healing balm to my wounds. May you never cease to feel His abiding presence and love.

  7. Hi Melissa, may you always find peace and comfort in the scriptures! You set a great example and inspire me...a big hug!

  8. We can sleep peacefully in a storm...

    "You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you." ISAIAH 26:3

    "I will down and sleep in peace, for you alone. O Lord, make me dwell in safety." PSALM 4:8

    Thanks for the inspiration Melissa!

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  10. its a different world, its a different connectivity in silence between GOD and me. he is there with me in every highs and lows though, i feel HIM more when i feel i am lost. HE becomes by source, my clue to find myself again in the flowing crowds. HE is the one who keeps me grounded making me think of the privileges HE has destined for me. i ponder over HIS blessings and find strength to fight back and rediscover a new me.

    i relate to you soul-sis, u are one white lily that GOD has sent on earth for me to share my world of intimate solitude and lighten my soul to feel HIM close.