Spiritual Direction

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Some inspirational thoughts selected from the teaching and writings of
the Servant of God, Mother Paula Sophia Tajber:

Pathways to

Spiritual enrichment
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  • No one is in a position to uplift modern man only Jesus living in us.
  • To live in Jesus Christ is to give to Him ourselves and to be one with Him in thought, imagination, will, memory, emotions and consciousness.
  • The soul in whom God dwells, as a guest is always cheerful.
  • Remember to follow your inner ways – and not the ways of the world. Truthfully, everything is necessary, but the most important lesson of all, which you must learn is to live with God. This is the greatest wisdom everyone must possess and share with the world.

Amazing adventure with Jesus

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  •  Learning to live with God is such an important quest for the soul that there is nothing more advantageous under the sun, which can bring joy and life everlasting to mankind.
  • Is there anything more beautiful than a gleaming reflection of the soul free from sin, where God in the Blessed Trinity sees a reflection of Himself?

 

Happiness

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  • It is enough for me to know that Jesus knows me, loves me and is my complete happiness!
  • We should find happiness in the very fact that the Eternal God depends upon man to strive for his own eternal happiness.
  • If the soul is spiritually happy, it is easier to become good.
  • What happiness it is to give everything to Him, who is everything for everyone!
  • If am happy with Christ’s presence within me, then I must radiate and share this happiness with others through love and work.
  • Love is happiness.

Holiness

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  • A holy soul is a happy soul, and only a person who is happy can sow that happiness which comes from God, for God lives and it is God in him who causes him to bring happiness to all.
  • To be holy means nothing more that to be happy and spread that happiness around you.
  • Oh, if only the most hardened sinner would understand and believe that God loves him; that God is gently and sweetly calling him; that God wants to clothe him in the beautiful robes of His only Son; if this sinner would illuminate his soul with God’s grace and love, then would instantly become a saint.
  • Do not be sad that you sometimes fall. The sad part is when you do fall and do not pick yourself up immediately. That is worse than the fall.

Humility

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  • Inner peace is a sign of true humility.
  • If you are humble, you are quiet.
  • From the moment of His conception as Son of Man, God’s life was shrouded in mystery. What do you learn from this? Can you see how deeply the reality of God’s majesty is hidden? This is a lesson for you: to be a bride of God Himself, you must have as admirable a humility as did God, quiet, hidden, yet exerting His influence from eternity. Therefore, learn to exhibit your greatness by quietly bearing all sufferings, injustice, illness and work, so that the Majesty of God hidden within you suffers no damage.
  • The greater your own annihilation is before God, the greater God’s light will shine within you.

Inner peace

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  • God desires to abide in immortal souls with His heavenly peace. He wants to bring heaven to all souls on this earth – the same heaven His Godly soul bears within.
  • The mind is strengthened when peace and harmony reign in the spiritual aspects of our lives, regardless of all outward conditions. The virtues of faith, hope and charity become visible and draw strength from the fountain of the Eternal Being.
  • Always be on guard to maintain a clear atmosphere, full of light, good disposition, happiness and faith, then the soul will be free from the soot of inert nature.

Perfection

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  • God is everlasting perfection. Therefore, man was created and given life by perfection itself. To recognize this truth is joy to the spirit. I was created by Perfection – to perfect myself. Therefore, perfecting myself is an easy task. My responsibility: to know this Perfection, to love Him and become an imitation of Him.
  • We must try to sanctify our souls to bring joy to Jesus, that He may find in us what He so carefully implanted – His own sanctification.

Inner life

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  • The inner life may seem difficult to you. But remember, everything is difficult for anyone who does not know how to love or does not want to love God.
  • The wonders of the inner life are so great, so limitless and deep, that the human mind cannot comprehend them. With the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, man will understand his own greatness in God and God in him.
  • Only the soul that never stops perfecting its inner life is truly useful. It lends a spiritual inner-life character to all outward and physical duties.

 

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THE LITANY TO

THE MOST HOLY SOUL OF CHRIST THE LORD

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

God the Father, for embracing us with Your fatherly love, We bless you.

God the Son, for granting us participation in Your Divine Sonship, We bless you.

God the Holy Spirit, for sanctifying us by Your grace, We bless you.

Most Holy Soul of Christ, True God and True Man, Sanctify us.

Most Holy Soul of Christ, Masterpiece of the Holy Trinity,

Most Holy Soul of Christ, Archetype of the perfection of creation,

Most Holy Soul of Christ, King of eternal glory,

Most Holy Soul of Christ, Ark of all the graces and gifts of the Holy Spirit, Sanctify us.

Most Holy Soul of Christ, Victor over death, hell and Satan,

Most Holy Soul of Christ, Founder of the Church bearing hosts of saints,

Most Holy Soul of Christ, Divine Shepherd giving his life for his flock,

Most Holy Soul of Christ, Most High Prophet and Teacher, Sanctify us.

Most Holy Soul of Christ, High Priest and our Mediator before God,

Most Holy Soul of Christ, Master bearing the light of eternal truth,

Most Holy Soul of Christ, Saviour revealing to us the way of eternal life,

Most Holy Soul of Christ, Ardent Lover in fulfilment of the Father’s will, Sanctify us.

Most Holy Soul of Christ, Restorer of human souls,

Most Holy Soul of Christ, Sower of the seed of the Gospel,

Most Holy Soul of Christ, Gardener watching the growth of the branches of Mother Church,

Most Holy Soul of Christ, bringing true peace to His people, Sanctify us.

Most Holy Soul of Christ, Founder of the new and eternal covenant between God and man,

Most Holy Soul of Christ, Judge of the living and the dead,

O Christ, through your Incarnation grant your people renewal, We beseech you.

O  Christ, through Your Divine love for us, grant all people renewal,

O  Christ, through Your redemptive suffering, death and resurrection, grant all people renewal,

O Christ, through the Descent of the Holy Spirit, grant all people renewal, We beseech you.

O Christ, through your glorious Coming on the Last Day, grant all people renewal,

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.

Soul of Christ, hear us.

Soul of Christ, hear our prayer.

LET US PRAY

Almighty and Eternal God, through the Mystery of the Incarnation of your Son, You have shown to us through the Most Holy Soul of Christ, the dignity and destiny of all people, grant, we pray, that the splendor of your truth and love may embrace and transform all souls, bringing glory to You and peace on earth. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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THE LITANY

TO THE MOST HOLY SOUL OF CHRIST

For The Intention Of The Renewal Of The Mankind

Lord have mercy,

Christ have mercy,

Lord have mercy,

God the Father, Creator of the world, Have mercy on us.

God the Son, Incarnate and Eternal Word, Have mercy on us.

God the Holy Spirit, Eternal Love of the Father and the Son, Have mercy on us.

Soul of Jesus, your filial love for God the Father, Breathe into our souls.

Soul of Jesus, your selfless saving love,

Soul of Jesus, your brotherly love toward your neighbors,

Soul of Jesus, Your goodness,

Soul of Jesus, Your compassion, Breathe into our souls.

Soul of Jesus, Your generosity of spirit,

Soul of Jesus, Your mercy,

Soul of Jesus, Your meekness,

Soul of Jesus, Your kindness, Breathe into our souls.

Soul of Jesus, Your obedience,

Soul of Jesus, Your gentleness,

Soul of Jesus, Your humility,

Soul of Jesus, Your patience, Breathe into our souls.

Soul of Jesus, Your purity,

Soul of Jesus, Your sincerity,

Soul of Jesus, Your simplicity,

Soul of Jesus, Your innocence, Breathe into our souls.

Soul of Jesus, Your beauty,

Soul of Jesus, Your light,

Soul of Jesus, Your zeal,

Soul of Jesus, Your self-denial, Breathe into our souls.

Soul of Jesus, Your understanding,

Soul of Jesus, Your peace,

Soul of Jesus, Your joy,

Soul of Jesus, Your wisdom, Breathe into our souls.

Soul of Jesus, Your truthfulness,

Soul of Jesus, Your prudence,

Soul of Jesus, Your fortitude,

Soul of Jesus, Your justice, Breathe into our souls.

Soul of Jesus, Your sorrow due to our sins,

Soul of Jesus, Your spirit of penance for our sins,

Soul of Jesus, Your spirit of forgiveness,

Soul of Jesus, Your perseverance, Breathe into our souls.

Soul of Jesus, Your fervor,

Soul of Jesus, Your kindness,

Soul of Jesus, Your generosity,

Soul of Jesus, Your care, Breathe into our souls.

Soul of Jesus, Your graciousness,

Soul of Jesus, Your diligence,

Soul of Jesus, Your confidence,

Soul of Jesus, Your gratitude, Breathe into our souls.

Soul of Jesus, Your sensitivity,

Soul of Jesus, Your piety,

Soul of Jesus, Your holiness,

Eternal Son, We beseech you hear us.

In memory of Your Incarnation,

In memory of Your birth,

In memory of Your agony in the Garden of Olives, We beseech you hear us.

In memory of Your having suffered the scourging at the pillar and the crowning with thorns,

In memory of Your having carried the cross,

In memory of the blood You shed, We beseech you hear us.

In memory of Your death on the cross,

In memory of Your glorious resurrection and ascension into Heaven,

In memory of Your presence in the Church and her sacraments,

In memory of Your future coming in glory at the Last Judgment, We beseech you hear us.

Lamb of God, sorrowful as a result of our sins, Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, total Offering for our sins, Have mercy on us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, radiant with the glory of the resurrection, Save us, O Lord.

Soul of Jesus, reflection of God’s beauty, Hear us.

Soul of Jesus, Kingdom of all virtues, Hear our prayer.

 

LET US PRAY

Almighty and Eternal God, You gave us through the Soul of Jesus Christ, your Son, the shining Sun and incomparable beauty of the divine life, grant that we may always find in Him an example and source of loyalty to your will. Help us, we pray, to imitate the richness of the virtues of the Soul of Christ, always following the way of holiness and building up your Kingdom in all human souls. Through Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.

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THE LITANY TO

THE MOST HOLY SOUL OF INFANT JESUS

Lord have mercy,

Christ have mercy,

Lord have mercy,

Eternal Father, who sent to us His only Begotten Son, we thank you for your love towards us.

Son of God, who came down from Heaven to dwell among us, we thank you for your love towards us.

Holy Spirit, by whose power the Word became flesh, we thank you for your love towards us.

Most Holy Soul of the Infant Jesus, the greatest gift of God the Father, our Creator, hallowed be your name in us.

Most Holy Soul of the Infant Jesus, filled with the incomparable splendor of the Son’s Divine glory, hallowed be your name in us.

Most Holy Soul of the Infant Jesus, radiating with the love of the Holy Spirit, hallowed be your name in us.

Most Holy Soul of the Infant Jesus, light and glory of heaven, hallowed be your name in us.

Most Holy Soul of the Infant Jesus, the kingdom of God on earth, hallowed be your name in us.

Most Holy Soul of the Infant Jesus, most beautiful of all mankind, hallowed be your name in us.

Most Holy Soul of the Infant Jesus, incomparable reflection of the beauty of God’s Nature, hallowed be your name in us.

Most Holy Soul of the Infant Jesus, the brightness enlightening the darkness of this earth, hallowed be your name in us.

Most Holy Soul of the Infant Jesus, shining with holiness and peace, hallowed be your name in us.

For the gift of Divine sonship, which You granted us through The Incarnation of Jesus, Son of the living God, we praise you, O Lord.

For the gift of Your Divine and human love, which You have shown us by becoming an Infant and having been laid in the manger of Bethlehem, we praise you, O Lord.

For the sacrifice of Your life, through which You redeemed us, we praise you, O Lord.

For the gift of Holy Baptism, through which You granted us the beauty of God’s children, we praise you, O Lord.

Lamb of God, only Son of the Father, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, sacrifice for the sins of all people, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, glory and joy of heaven and earth, grant us peace.

Most Holy Soul of the Infant Jesus, hear us.

Most Holy Soul of Infant Jesus, hear our prayer.

 

Let us pray

O God, by the power of the Holy Spirit You deemed that Immaculate Virgin Mary become the Mother of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant that by meditating on fullness of holiness and the beauty of His Soul, that we might constantly grow in Your love and share Your eternal glory. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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CHILDREN’S PRAYER TO THE SOUL OF INFANT JESUS

God, our Savior, we praise You for becoming an Infant, our Brother, to bring to all of us the Good News that God loves us and that He is our Father too. Together with the children of the entire world we desire to pray to God the Father the way You, Jesus, do. We want to help our parents, relatives and neighbors as You have did in Egypt and Nazareth. We want to listen to our elders as You were obedient to the commands of Your Immaculate Mother and St. Joseph – your foster father on earth. We want to give a smile and joy to everyone flowing out of Your Most Holy Soul full of love toward God and people.

Jesus, Divine Infant, bless all our desires that we, wherever we may live on this earth, might all grow in love and grace, becoming one big family in Christ, regardless of race or color. Let all of us red and yellow, black or white, be your little brothers and sisters because You, Jesus, the Divine Savior have come to this world to make us all brothers and sisters, and that you might become our Divine Master, Friend, Father and Brother. Who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.

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Invocations to the Most Holy Soul of Christ the Lord

Soul of Christ, I praise you.

Soul of Christ, God and Man, I praise you.

Soul of Christ, intimately united with the Word of God, I praise you.

Soul of Christ, most sanctified by the Person of the Word, I praise you.

Soul of Christ, in which the Heavenly Father is well pleased, I praise you.

Soul of Christ, in which the Holy Spirit has dwelt, I praise you.

Soul of Christ, enriched by the Divine gifts, I praise you.

Soul of Christ, united with God’s will, I praise you.

Soul of Christ, loving our souls without boundaries, I praise you.

Soul of Christ, beloved by the Mother of God, I praise you.

Soul of Christ, loyal to the Mother of God, I praise you.

Soul of Christ, submissive to St. Joseph, I praise you.

Soul of Christ, to our souls in all things except the experience of sin, I praise you.

Soul of Christ, misunderstood by us, your people, I praise you.

Soul of Christ, experiencing our poverty, I praise you.

Soul of Christ, tormented by our injustice, I praise you.

Soul of Christ, troubled by our misdemeanors, I praise you.

Soul of Christ, saddened by our sins until death, I praise you.

Soul of Christ, oppressed in your passion and death, I praise you.

Soul of Christ, full of glory at the Resurrection, I praise you.

Soul of Christ, triumphant at the Ascension, I praise you.

Soul of Christ, raising a hope of victory in us, I praise you.

Soul of Christ, giving rise to joy among the Saints, I praise you.

O good Jesus, hear our prayer.

O good Jesus, through this earthly life, lead us.

O good Jesus, call us at the hour of death and let us come to You, to glorify You with Your Saints forever and ever. Amen.

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.

Soul of Christ, save me.

Let us pray

Lord, Jesus Christ, the Saviour of our souls who enriched Your Most Holy Soul with the fullness of Divinity and made it an example for us, grant, we humbly pray, that by the power and grace of Your Holy Spirit our souls become holy and resemble Your Soul more and more You. Who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen.

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ACTS OF PIETY TO

THE MOST HOLY SOUL OF CHRIST THE LORD

Most Holy Soul of Christ, live in me.

Most Holy Soul of Christ, reign in me.

Most Holy Soul of Christ, grant me the gift of Divine love.

Most Holy Soul of Christ, fill me with Your wisdom.

Most Holy Soul of Christ, cleanse me by means of Your strength.

Most Holy Soul of Christ, free me from the fetters of sin.

Most Holy Soul of Christ, grant me Your fortitude.

Most Holy Soul of Christ, teach me to live according to Your justice.

Most Holy Soul of Christ, decorate me with Your purity.

Most Holy Soul of Christ, grant that I resemble You in Your humility.

Most Holy Soul of Christ, fill me with Your meekness.

Most Holy Soul of Christ, make me Your temple.

Most Holy Soul of Christ, unite me in Your friendship.

Most Holy Soul of Christ, grant me a happy death.

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NOVENA

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Lord Jesus Christ, You desire to live in human souls and to see us live according to Your Gospel, by the prayers of Your Servant Mother Paula may we always live according to Your Most Holy Will. I pray particularly for the special grace…, that I ask You through the intercession of Mother Paula.

Hail Mary…

 

 

 

Please send any information about graces obtained through the intercession of Mother Paula to:

Sisters of the Soul of Christ

1042 SE 9th Street Stuart,

FL 34996

Tel. (772) 286-5720

or

General House of the Sisters of the Most Holy Soul of Christ the Lord

Ul. Matki Pauli Zofii Tajber 1

31-222 Kraków, Poland

Sofia Tajber

Foundress Mother Paula Sofia Tajber The Foundress of the Sisters of the Most Holy Soul of Christ the Lord sepia tone collage of Mother Paula from childhood to adulthood Sofia Tajber was born on June 23, 1890 in Biala Podlaska, Poland and is the fifteenth child in her family. She was raised in a Catholic, religious family. Her father owned a factory in which three-hundred poverty workers were employed. The sociable atmosphere at home, where the parents enthusiastically discussed the betterment of conditions for their employees, began to shape the heart and mind of the child. Her involvement with them at an early age led her to become sensitive to human misery and to the plight of the poor. learn more...

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