THAILAND - ประเทศไทย
JPII: "This is a moment of intense joy for me. With great pleasure I have set foot on Thai soil. I am greatly honoured to be received by Your Majesties in this "land of smiles", as Thailand is known the world over, in this "land of freedom", which is what your name means."
Here below are responses to Totus2us podcasts given by Thai people
- many thanks to you all ♥
You can download the free mp3 audio recordings individually by right clicking where you see this diamond ♦
Blessed John Paul II's Act of Entrustment to Mary
O Blessed Virgin Mary, I thank you for your maternal love for all your dear sons and daughters in Thailand. As Pastor of the universal Church, I entrust them all to your Immaculate Heart, asking you to watch over them always and to guide them in the ways of holiness and peace.
O Mary, Mother of priests, with filial devotion I entrust to you these newly ordained priests, whom your Son has called to be his friends and whom he is sending forth to proclaim the Good News of the Redemption. Keep them always faithful in generous service to God’s people. Draw them ever closer to your own Pure Heart and to the Sacred Heart of your Son.
O Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, at every step of human history you are near to the People of God, supporting them with your prayers and giving them courage to witness to the truth of the Gospel. Intercede today for all the clergy, religious and laity of Thailand, that they may be strong in faith and hope, and that they may persevere in the love of Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Sister Agnes ♦
"Mary for me is the Mother of mankind. As I work in a communist country or a Buddhist country, Mother is very meaningful for me in proclaiming the Gospel …. Especially during Christmas, we can talk about Mary easier than talk about Jesus, and they understand Jesus through Mary. She is the Mother of mankind really and she can bring them to Jesus afterwards. It's up to her and she will do it."
"In regards to Our Lady, I've just learnt over this past couple of weeks while searching for a way to prayer and contemplative prayer that, if we pray through Our Lady, things seem to work better. Basically, if Christ came into this world through Our Lady, then it is by going through Our Lady again that we get towards Christ and towards God."
- as well as hopefully bringing you joy,
you'd be really helping Totus2us ♥
Totus tuus ego sum et omnia mea tua sunt.
Accipio te in mea omnia. Praebe mihi cor tuum, Maria. - St Louis de Montfort
Blessed John Paul II took his motto Totus Tuus from this quote.
"I am totally yours and all that I have is yours.
I accept you for my all. O Mary, give me your heart.”