Thank you to all for your prayers and support and love for my mother and family.
Your Mass intentions and spiritual enrollments for sharing in Mass graces are so important for my mother. We’ve honored them in our home.
“And Tobias the elder opening his mouth, blessed the Lord, and said: You are great, O Lord, for ever, and your kingdom is unto all ages: For you scourge, and you save: you lead down to hell, and bring up again: and there is none that can escape your hand. Give glory to the Lord, you children of Israel, and praise him in the sight of the Gentiles: Because he has therefore scattered you among the Gentiles, who know not him, that you may declare his wonderful works, and make them know that there is no other almighty God besides him. He has chastised us for our iniquities: and he will save us for his own mercy.
See then what he has done with us, and with fear and trembling give glory to him: and extol the eternal King of worlds in your works. As for me, I will praise him in the land of my captivity: because he has shown his majesty toward a sinful nation. Be converted therefore, sinners, and do justice before God, believing that he will show his mercy to you. And I and my soul will rejoice in him. Bless the Lord, all his elect, keep days of joy, and give glory to him.
Jerusalem, city of God, the Lord has chastised you for the works of your hands. Give glory to the Lord for your good things, and bless the God eternal, that he may rebuild his tabernacle in you, and may call back all the captives to you, and you may rejoice for ever and ever. You shall shine with a glorious light: and all the ends of the earth shall worship you. Nations from afar shall come to you: and shall bring gifts, and shall adore the Lord in you, and shall esteem your land as holy. For they shall call upon the great name in you.
They shall be cursed that shall despise you: and they shall be condemned that shall blaspheme you: and blessed shall they be that shall build you up. But you shall rejoice in your children, because they shall all be blessed, and shall be gathered together to the Lord. Blessed are all they that love you, and that rejoice in your peace. My soul, bless the Lord, because the Lord our God has delivered Jerusalem his city from all her troubles. Happy shall I be if there shall remain of my seed, to see the glory of Jerusalem.
The gates of Jerusalem shall be built of sapphire, and of emerald, and all the walls thereof round about of precious stones. All its streets shall be paved with white and clean stones: and Alleluia shall be sung in its streets. Blessed be the Lord, who has exalted it, and may he reign over it for ever and ever, Amen.”