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To a Cat

8 Nov

Sleeping on a couch of cement,
Dreaming of things yet to ferment,
Unaware of the metro commuters,
Lost, totally lost in his own world

Doesn`t show any signs of waking,
The weary onlookers envy it,
The easy go ones love it,
But nothing ever seems to bother it

Drenched by life`s struggle,
Tossed by waves of enviousness,
The sleeping cat is a bliss to all,
A picture of eternal repose

Nature is beautiful and to be loved,
Like the cat, let nothing disturb you,
Fully being patient,
Till in heaven, we meet

Ode to Death

21 Sep

How beautiful is your thought,
How wonderful your existence,
You eliminate pride and wickedness,
You make everybody respect the power divine

Kill all worries in me,
Remind me to be joyful always,
Make me strong and hopeful,
Forever mindful of the glory in heaven

You make even Atheists accept God,
You kill regrets and extinguish hatred,
You fill us with light of life ahead,
All humans are my brothers and sisters

Come conquer me completely with your power,
Never again let me ignore thee,
Make me loyal to my commitments,
Till we meet one day to pass into eternity

To Goodness

12 Jul


Goodness, how powerful thou art,
Thou heal the sick, rejuvenate the meek,
In thee, the righteous rejoice,
The scrupulous get peace of mind

In thee, all evil instincts get erased,
Thou fill us with patience to suffer,
Through thee, there is joy in troubles,
Lust and fear seem mere to conquer

Anxiousness flies from us when thou art near,
Focusing on thee our heart dances,
Anger banished and love increased,
Abuse and swearing all healed

Filthy promptings no more resound,
Stress and strain a mere thing,
Pressures went and forgotten,
Till in heaven, we meet

Mariam

24 Jun

Beautiful Lady, what`s your role in my life,
Why do you Love me so lively,
Should I love you too or indulge in heresy,
I choose to love you and venerate you
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How can I reject my own Mother,
Hasn`t he said ‘women this your son…’,
One God followers venerate her, so do of many Gods,
I love you beautiful Lady my Mother

When you are near, Lust has no power,
Nor has blasphemy and illness,
With such privileges why should I ditch you,
You are my Mother, just as you were of the Lord

Troubles and hardships come and go,
Failures and weakness will remain,
Through your intercession, all is well,
Till  on this bark of life the turbulent seas we cross

Heaven on Earth

31 Mar

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There is beautiful greenery all around,
Everywhere the Sun shines vibrantly,|
Oh, I feel like paragliding, I feel like dancing,
This utopia is exactly where I want to be

Troubles and hardships come and go,
Temptations and arrogance dies in no time,
I stick to Lord and this world becomes a Utopia in no time,
Why should I worry or fear, My Lord protects me from Lust

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Sin has no power over me, it`s dead and gone,
Fear has no power over me as there is nothing to be feared,
I see the flowers and the animals all beautiful and all pleasure,
Oh in this land from heaven I live

 

 

There is music all around, there is joy undefined,
I love it more, more than anybody can define,
Oh among this pleasures from Heaven I live,
Thank you, Lord a hundred time, till in Heaven we meet.

To a Cattle Egret

1 Jul

Yellow hood and white body,
No glamour but true beauty,
You help of the farmers,
Refuge of the Cattle, blessed be thou.

You cleanse the Cattle from leeches,
They owe thee a lot, but unable to say cheers,
You understand their plight and come to their assistance,
You help keep up the ecological balance

Oh, Egret you teach us a lot,
To help others without recognition,
To love without expectations,
Bend beneath all till death

Sometimes filled with bitterness and temptation,
I go astray, the momentary pleasure I indulge,
You inspire me to do best at all times,
Till in heaven, we find repose at the end

 

I Dare You

9 Sep

“Have you the courage to submit yourself to a very simple and innocent test? Only to wear a little something I will give you; look, it is a medal of the Blessed Virgin. It seems very ridiculous, does it not? But, I assure you, I attach great value and efficacy to this little medal. [Also] you must say every night and morning the Memorare, a very short and very efficacious prayer which St. Bernard addressed to the Blessed Virgin Mary.” dared Theodore de Bussieres to Alphonse Ratisbonne a staunch Aethist and Anti-Catholic after a heated discussion about Catholicism. Ratisbonne agreed to wear the Miraculous Medal out of Dare and to say the Memorare. He wanted to prove that Catholicism was a ridiculous religion.

Ratisbonne lived up to his side of the bargain, finding it easy to recite the Memorare. On 20th January 1842 at the behest of Theodore de Bussieres, he accompanied him to the Church of St. Andrea delle Fratte to make arrangements for the funeral of a friend of Theodore in Rome. When Ratisbonne entered the church it appeared to be engulfed in a marvellous light. He looked to an altar from where the light was coming and saw the Virgin Mary, appearing as she did on the Miraculous Medal and in his own words  “The Church seemed to disappear, or rather I should say, O my God, I saw one thing alone! No human words can even try to convey what is beyond expression. When M. de Bussieres returned, I was in tears and unable to answer questions. I seized the medal which was on my breast and kissed the image of the Virgin. Oh! I have seen Her! I have seen Her! I was not able to say more. I felt within me something so solemn and sacred as to require me to ask for a priest.” Ratisbonne left the church in tears, clutching his Miraculous Medal. Several days later received into the Catholic Church.

Background
Alphonse Ratisbonne was born in France on May 1, 1814, to a wealthy Jewish family. His brother Theodar Ratisbonne converted to Catholicism in 1827 and went on to become a Catholic priest. This made Alphonse furious and in his own words “When my brother became a Catholic, and a priest, I persecuted him with a more unrelenting fury than any other member of my family. We were completely sundered; I hated him with a virulent hatred, though he had fully pardoned me.” Ratisbonne started hating Catholics in general and gradually in stopped believing in God. In his words “made me believe all I heard of the fanaticism of the Catholics, and I held them accordingly in great horror.”

After studying law at Paris he became a member of his uncle’s famous banking firm, and in 1841 betrothed to the daughter of his oldest brother. As she was only sixteen years old, the marriage postponed, and Ratisbonne entered upon a pleasure trip to the Orient. Though nominally a Jew, he was a scoffer at religion, and, after his brother Theodor conversion, a rabid enemy of everything Catholic. On his intended tour to the Orient, he came to Rome, where One day when visiting his friend Ratisbonne met a Catholic convert, Theodore de Bussieres, who knew Ratisbonne’s priest-brother. While this made Ratisbonne hate the man, he enjoyed conversing with him because of his knowledge.

After his conversion to the Catholic faith and return to Paris his betrothed shocked and rejected him and his new religion. Ratisbonne then entered the Jesuits and ordained a priest in 1847. He assisted his brother, Theodor, in founding the Sisterhood of Our Lady of Sion in 1843, and entered the Society of Jesus. Desirous, however, to devote himself entirely to convert Jews, he left the society with the consent of Pius IX, transplanted the Sisters of Sion to Jerusalem in 1855, and built for them in 1856 the large Convent of Ecce Homo with a school and an orphanage for girls. In 1860 he erected the Convent of St. John on the mountain at Ain Karim, together with a church and another orphanage for girls. Alphonse laboured here till his death on May 6, 1884, and buried in the cemetery of the convent.

The Memorare:
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
Amen.

References: https://aleteia.org/2017/08/14/how-a-radical-atheist-became-a-catholic-priest/
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12659a.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie-Alphonse_Ratisbonne
http://www.philomena.org/miraculousmedal.asp