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RP5 03v

If you knew the pleasure
That the Infant has from sleeping
Without fearing that anyone awakes Him
You would serve as a Cradle
To Jesus, the Gentle Lamb,
Smiling as He sleeps.
   [22]   Swaddling Clothes
 
See how the Lovable Child
With His dear little finger
Shows you the dry straw
Ah! understand His love
And decorate the poor manger
With swaddling clothes this day.
Always pardoning your sisters
You will win favors
From Jesus, the King of angels.
It is ardent charity,
Kind simplicity
That He desires as His Swaddling Clothes.
[23]    Fire
 
My sister, Little Jesus,
The sweet Hearth of the elect,
Shivers from the cold in the stable
Yet, in the beautiful blue Heaven,
The angels, flames of fire,
Served the Adorable Word.
But on earth it is you
Who are your Spouse's hearth
He is asking you to be on fire. 
It is you, dear sister,
Who must warm the Savior
And set all souls on fire.
   [24]    A Cake
 
You know that all children
Prefer a splendid cake
To the glory of an empire
Offer, then, to the King of Heaven
a delicious cake
Arid you will see Him smile...
Do you know what is the King of Kings'
Favorite kind of cake?
It is reach" obedience....
You delight your Spouse
When you obey
As He did during His childhood.

   [25]   Honey
 
At the first morning light,
One sees the small bee
Forming her rich harvest,
Flying about from flower to flower,
Happily visiting
The corollas that she awakens.
So gather love
And come back even day
Close to the holy manger
To offer to the Divine Savior
The Honey of your fervor
Little golden bee!,..

 [26]   A Lamb
 
To charm the gentle Lamb
Tend the flock no more,
And leaving everything
Only think about delighting Him,
Always serving Him well
While He is resting.
O my sister, from today on,
Abandon yourself to Him
And you will sleep together.
Mary coming to the cradle
Will see close to her Lamb
A Lamb who resembles Him.

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RP5 04r

After all the nuns have returned to their places, the angel takes Little Jesus again in his arms and sings the two following verses to the tune of "Ainsi soit-il. — Chaque matin dans sa prière" ["So Be It. — Each Morning in Her Prayer"] etc.

The Divine Child thanks you
He is charmed by all your gifts
Also in His book of life
He writes them down with your names.
Jesus has found His delights
In this Carmel
But to reward your sacrifices
He has His beautiful Heaven!
If you are always faithful
In pleasing the Gentle Lamb
Love will give you wings
And you will be able to fly very high
One day in the Blessed Homeland
After earth's exile
You will see Jesus and Mary
So be it!....

© Washington Province of Discalced Carmelite Friars, Inc

 

 

 

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