MARIAM BAOUARDY

(1846 1878)

 

Bienheureuse Mariam de Jésus Crucifié, Pensées,

Edition du Serviteur, 1993

 

 Sainte Mary of Jesus Crucified, Thoughts.

Jerusalem 1997.

With Ecclesial Approval

 

First Day: God the Father

 

Opening prayer

Holy Spirit, inspire me;

Love of God, consume me;

On the true path, lead me;

Mary my mother, look upon me;

With Jesus, bless me;

From all evil, from all illusion,

from all danger, preserve me.

 

Thoughts of Mariam

Seek God alone without dwelling upon anything created.

If you speak, do so as if you were not speaking.- If you listen, do so as if you were not listening.

God alone is all. The creature is but nothingness and sin. All here below are vanities, because all that passes is nothing.

At the moment of death, how sorry we shall be for not having taken advantage of the time allotted to us. (“Thoughts”, p. 20)

 

We pray with Mariam

I know well, Lord, that You strike us against Your will but your justice is more powerful.

Enough, Lord, have mercy on us. Don’t treat us according to Your justice, but according to Your Mercy. (“Thoughts”, p. 21)

 

Blessed Mariam, worries and concerns moves my heart. I bring them to you, so that you present them to our Lord Jesus Christ, and intercede for me.

(Mention your requests in silence)

Our Father – Hail Mary – Glory

Final prayer (end of page)

 

Second Day: Jesus Christ

 

Opening prayer

Holy Spirit, inspire me;

Love of God, consume me;

On the true path, lead me;

Mary my mother, look upon me;

With Jesus, bless me;

From all evil, from all illusion,

from all danger, preserve me.

 

Thoughts of Miriam

I saw our Lord Jesus poor, sad, suffering and searching for lodging, and He said to me: “I’m searching for a lodging, a home, and nobody wants to receive me. As soon as I present Myself, they send me away. Even you sometimes drive Me out from your heart… Oh if only I could find someone who would but work solely for My Glory, I would do everything for him!” (“Thoughts”, p. 27)

 

We Pray with Miriam

Forgive me my God! You alone, You alone!… Jesus is not known. Jesus is not loved!

The white Bread is being rejected in favor of the black bread*. Its deplorable, its saddening to be eating the black bread.

How can we cling to His works and not to Himself?

You alone, You alone, My God! (“Thoughts”, p. 32-33)

 

Blessed Miriam, please pray for me and for all my intentions.

(Mention your requests in silence)

Our Father – Hail Mary – Glory

Final Prayer (end of page)

* God is being rejected in favor of creatures

 

Third Day: The Holy Spirit

 

Opening prayer

Holy Spirit, inspire me;

Love of God, consume me;

On the true path, lead me;

Mary my mother, look upon me;

With Jesus, bless me;

From all evil, from all illusion,

from all danger, preserve me.

 

Thoughts of Mariam

I saw a dove before me and above it an overflowing chalice, as if there was a spring within it; and the overflow watered the dove and washed it.

At the same time I heard a voice coming out from this most admirable Light. It said: “If you want to look for Me, to know Me, and to follow Me, invoke the Light, the Holy Spirit”.

The Holy Spirit will come and heal the sick and awaken those who sleep… (“Thoughts”, p. 38)

 

We pray with Mariam

Source of Peace and light, come and enlighten me.

I’m hungry, come and feed me!

I’m thirsty, come and quench my thirst!

I’m blind, come and enlighten me.

I’m poor, come and enrich me.

I’m ignorant, come and instruct me.

Holy Spirit I abandon myself to You… (“Thoughts”, p. 38)

 

Blessed Miriam, please pray for me and for all my intentions.

(Mention your requests in silence)

Our Father – Hail Mary – Glory

Final Prayer (end of page)

 

Forth day: Mary, the Mother of God

 

Opening prayer

Holy Spirit, inspire me;

Love of God, consume me;

On the true path, lead me;

Mary my mother, look upon me;

With Jesus, bless me;

From all evil, from all illusion,

from all danger, preserve me.

 

Thoughts of Mariam

Because of Her faith and humility Mary feels unworthy to become the Mother o God. It was Her faith that made Jesus grow in Her each day.

If we have such faith, Jesus will also grow in our hearts. (“Thoughts”, p. 40)

 

We pray with Mariam

At the feet of Mary, my dearest Mother, I found life again.

Oh, all you who suffer come to Mary, at the feet of Mary I found life again. Your Salvation and your life are at the feet of Mary. At the feet of Mary I find life again. (“Thoughts”, p. 42-43)

 

Blessed Miriam, please pray for me and for all my intentions.

(Mention your requests in silence)

Our Father – Hail Mary – Glory

Final Prayer (end of page)

 

Fifth day: Faith

 

Opening prayer

Holy Spirit, inspire me;

Love of God, consume me;

On the true path, lead me;

Mary my mother, look upon me;

With Jesus, bless me;

From all evil, from all illusion,

from all danger, preserve me.

 

Thoughts of Mariam

Look at Jesus Who descends upon the altar during Mass; He comes down in response to the word of the Priest. Believe that He comes to nourish you and that with Him, you would never ever lack anything. He is there like a little child, He’s there for you- go to Him!

Faith, how beautiful, how powerful! A soul who has faith can do all, God shall give it everything. (“Thoughts”, p. 26)

 

We Pray with Mariam

Lord, so many desire You, but they’re blinded, they don’t really know You, nor search avidly for you. They don’t see You, nor find You, darkness blinds us. I, Lord, am also one of them… (“Thoughts”, p. 22)

 

Blessed Miriam, please pray for me and for all my intentions.

(Mention your requests in silence)

Our Father – Hail Mary – Glory

Final Prayer (end of page)

 

Sixth day: Hope

 

Opening prayer

Holy Spirit, inspire me;

Love of God, consume me;

On the true path, lead me;

Mary my mother, look upon me;

With Jesus, bless me;

From all evil, from all illusion,

from all danger, preserve me.

 

Thoughts of Mariam

Here’s what you made Jesus to say: “Do you believe that if a hen saw its enemy coming, she would not hide her chicks under her wings to defend them?

And do you think Jesus will do less than the hen? Do you think He can’t hide the little ones under His mantle and protect them from the great?

Then why are you afraid? (“Thoughts”, p. 48)

 

We pray with Mariam

My God, no one has ever sinned as I have. Therefore I rejoice and have much hope because I shall proclaim your great Mercy.

I seldom feel any sense of trust, I have no feeling of Hope. But i hope against hope.

I always want to hope and abandon myself to God! (“Thoughts”, p. 50)

 

Blessed Miriam, please pray for me and for all my intentions.

(Mention your requests in silence)

Our Father – Hail Mary – Glory

Final Prayer (end of page)

 

Seventh Day: Charity

 

Opening prayer

Holy Spirit, inspire me;

Love of God, consume me;

On the true path, lead me;

Mary my mother, look upon me;

With Jesus, bless me;

From all evil, from all illusion,

from all danger, preserve me.

 

Thoughts of Mariam

It’s to the extend that you love your neighbor that I know how much You love me. If you do not love your neighbor, by that I know that you do not love Me.

Every time you consider your neighbor as a creature without Jesus, you fall very low. (“Thoughts”, p. 64)

 

We pray with Mariam

O my God, I continue to live with my brothers and sisters in charity, as if I had only today to live with them.

Where charity prevails, there God is found. Let them be united, may there be charity. May all their hearts be united to You. (“Thoughts”, p. 68, 66)

 

Blessed Miriam, please pray for me and for all my intentions.

(Mention your requests in silence)

Our Father – Hail Mary – Glory

Final Prayer (end of page)

 

Eighth day: Sincerity

 

Opening prayer

Holy Spirit, inspire me;

Love of God, consume me;

On the true path, lead me;

Mary my mother, look upon me;

With Jesus, bless me;

From all evil, from all illusion,

from all danger, preserve me.

 

Thoughts of Mariam

“Uprightness is your salvation. Even if a man has all kinds of good qualities, if he doesn’t possess an upright heart and a humbled spirit I shall not be there in his house” says the Lord.
Don’t live with falsehood. The life of falsehood is short, very soon it shall end. (“Thoughts”, p. 79-80)

 

We pray with Mariam

O Divine Savior, do not allow me to seek compliments, because if I seek praise I shall find humiliation hidden underneath, whereas if I look for humiliation I shall find the compliments of Jesus underneath.

Do not allow me to seek anything other than You Holy will. (“Thoughts”, p. 80)

 

Blessed Miriam, please pray for me and for all my intentions.

(Mention your requests in silence)

Our Father – Hail Mary – Glory

Final Prayer (end of page)

 

Ninth Day; Praise to God

 

Opening prayer

Holy Spirit, inspire me;

Love of God, consume me;

On the true path, lead me;

Mary my mother, look upon me;

With Jesus, bless me;

From all evil, from all illusion,

from all danger, preserve me.

 

Thoughts of Mariam

My God, I adore you. You alone are great. I adore Your greatness and Your power. You’re admirable. Who is like you? There is no other God like You neither in Heaven nor on earth.

How happy I am that God created me to call Him my God! Let all echo with the praises to my God! (“Thoughts”, p. 24-25)

 

We pray with Mariam

Whether I’m in joy or in sorrow, Lord, may your Holy name be blessed! Whether I’m in pain or in peace, Lord, may Your Holy Name be blessed! Whether I’m suffering or in pleasure, may Your name be blessed, O Lord. (“Thoughts”, p. 41)

 

Blessed Miriam, please pray for me and for all my intentions.

(Mention your requests in silence)

Our Father – Hail Mary – Glory

Final Prayer (end of page)

 

Final Prayer

 

God, our Father,

through the intercession of the Blessed Mariam,

and through my trust in Your Divine Son,

I present to you all my concerns.

 

I do not know whether what I have asked

is according to Your Holy Will, my Heavenly Father.

So with Jesus in the garden of Getsemani I say:

 

“Thy will be done, not mine”

 

Be close to me through Your Beloved Son Jesus Christ

and the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

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