The Seventh Station

An Interior Pilgrimage with The Interior Liturgy…

The 7th Station of the Interior Liturgy: The Station of Personal Communion.

holyfamilyiconOur Petition: “Hallowed be thy name.” Here is the summit of prayer. The sacrament corresponding to the 7th Station is Matrimony. The grace of the Station configures us to beatific communion in Christ with God the Holy Trinity.

Meditation:

The communion of persons in God – celebrated and enabled in the Sacrament of Matrimony – recalls for us immediately, the Garden. God created man and woman to be each for the other, each in a unique way. How different we are! Yet God made us different, for the sake of union in love. Here in the beginning, then, our vocation is already revealed: in the call to be one, with one who is other, we find our happiness.
Communion is in the name of God, the Holy Trinity. Communion is also within the nature of man: we are made in His image. In self-gift to the other, we find ourselves. In Holy Communion, in His Holy Name, we at last become ourselves.  Hallowed be His Name.

Responsory:

Verse: The Christian family is a communion of persons, a sign and image of the communion of the Father and the Son in the Holy Spirit. In the procreation and education of children it reflects the Father’s work of creation. It is called to partake of the prayer and sacrifice of Christ. (CCC 2205)
Response: Hallowed be thy name.

Verse: And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to thee. Holy Father, keep them in thy name…. (Jn 17:11)
Response: Hallowed be thy name.

Verse: Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age. (Mt 28:19-20)
Response: Hallowed be thy name.

Prayer:

Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
(pause)
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
Amen.

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