Jun 21

NOVENA TO ST. ALOYSIUS GONZAGA

NOVENA to ST. ALOYSIUS GONZAGA

JUNE 17-25

  1. In the Name (✠) of the Father…
  2. R. Amen.

Prayer to Saint A. Gonzaga V. Saint Aloysius, adorned with angelic virtues,

  1. I, thy most unworthy client, * commend to thee most earnestly * the chastity of my mind and body.
  2. I beseech thee, for the sake of thine angelic purity,
  3. R. To commend me to the immaculate Lamb, * Christ Jesus (), * and to His most holy Mother, * the Virgin of virgins; * and to protect me from every grievous sin.
  4. O most tender and gracious saint,
  5. Permit me not to defile myself by any spot of impurity; * nay, when thou seest me in temptation * or in the danger of sin, * banish far from my heart * every unclean thought and desire.
  6. Awaken in me the thought of eternity and of Jesus (☨) crucified;
  7. imprint deeply in my heart * a lively sense of the holy fear of God; * set me on fire with the love of God; * grant me the grace to imitate thee on earth * that I may worthily enjoy the possession of God * in heaven with thee. * Amen.

Marian Prayer of Saint A. Gonzaga

  1. O Holy Mary, my Mother,
  2. Into thy blessed trust and custody, * and into the care of thy mercy * I this day, every day, * and in the hour of my death, * commend my soul and my body. * To thee I commit all my anxieties and miseries, my life and the end of my life, * that by thy most holy intercession * and by thy merits * all my actions may be directed and disposed * according to thy will * and that of thy Son. Amen.

Novena Prayer V.

O most innocent and pure St Aloysius Gonzaga, by thy illustrious merits we beseech thy gracious intercession before the throne of Almighty God, that He may grant us:

(Pause and state your intentions)

  1. If it be for the greater glory of God and our sanctification.
  2. R.  Amen.
  3. Let us pray. O God, the Giver of all heavenly gifts, who in the angelic youth, Aloysius, didst join wondrous innocence with equal penance: be entreated by his merits and his prayers and grant unto us who have not followed him in his innocence the grace to imitate him in his penance. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
  4. Amen.
  5. In the Name (✠) of the Father…
  6. Amen

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Jun 01

Month of June – Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

_sacred_heart_four_lvFROM THE LETTERS OF THE SERVANT OF GOD, LUISA PICCARRETA

Letter #20:  To Federico Abresch from Bologna

In Voluntate Dei! – Fiat

Most esteemed one in the Lord,

“…Don’t you know that Redemption is preparation for the Kingdom of the Divine Will?  And the Sacred Heart of Jesus is nothing other than the Immense Reign of His Will.  It is not the Heart that dominates; it is the Divine Will that Dominates His Divine Heart.  Poor Heart, if it did not have a Will to Dominate it, it would be good at nothing.  If the will is Good, the heart is Good; if the will is Holy, the heart is Holy.  If our will gives place to the Divine, letting It Raise Its Throne in our will, the heart Acquires the Divine Qualities by Grace.  Therefore, both in the Divine and in the human order, it is always the will that has the First Place, the Prime Act, its Rule.  The heart and all the rest are in the secondary order… Therefore, to say that the heart reigns, if the Divine Will does not Reign, is absurd.  They can be called devotions, pious practices…; if the Divine Will does not Reign, the Kingdom does not exist.  It exists in Heaven, but has no place on earth.  However, the Holy Church, Organ and Messenger of the Supreme Fiat, through the Sacred Heart, through the Celestial Mama, Beseeches the Kingdom of the Divine Will.  She does not say it with words, but says it with facts.  The Divine Volition is the King – His Heart, His wounds, His Precious Blood, the Sweet Queen, form the ministers that surround the King, and through them Beseech the Kingdom of the Divine Will in souls.

Now, how can one know It?  All the necessary things, the different circumstances in which we may find ourselves, are Will of God for us.  If we are really determined to Live in It, God is so pleased that, if miracles are needed, He will make them in order not to let us use our will.  It is up to us to truly decide, and be willing to give even our life in order to Live in It; and Dear Jesus and the Sovereign Queen will take on the Commitment, will be our Sentries, and will Surround us with Such Graces as to not let us be betrayed by our own wills.  More so, since our Lord does not teach difficult things, nor does He impose them or want them, but He Facilitates all that He Wants from us in an Admirable Way; even more, He puts Himself in our place to make it easy for us, and does together with us all that He Wants us to do.

Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart

I, [state your name], give myself and consecrate to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ my person and my life, my actions, pains, and sufferings, so that I may be unwilling to make use of any part of my being save to honor, love, and glorify the Sacred Heart.

This is my unchanging purpose, namely, to be all His, and to do all things for the love of Him, at the same time renouncing with all my heart whatever is displeasing to Him.

I therefore take Thee, O Sacred Heart, to be the only object of my love, the guardian of my life, my assurance of salvation, the remedy of my weakness and inconstancy, the atonement for all the faults of my life, and my sure refuge at the hour of death.

Be then, O Heart of goodness, my justification before God Thy Father, and turn away from me the strokes of His righteous anger. O Heart of Love, I put all my confidence in Thee for I fear everything from my own wickedness and frailty, but I hope for all things from Thy goodness and bounty.

Do Thou consume in me all that can displease Thee or resist Thy Holy Will; let Thy pure love imprint Thee so deeply upon my heart, that I shall nevermore be able to forget Thee or to be separated from Thee; may I obtain from all Thy loving kindness the grace of having my name written in Thee, for in Thee I desire to place all my happiness and all my glory, living and dying in very bondage to Thee. Amen.

The Litany of the Sacred Heart

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven,
Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God,
Have mercy on us.

Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Formed by the Holy Ghost in the womb of the Virgin Mother,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Substantially united to the Word of God,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Of Infinite Majesty,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Holy Temple of God,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Tabernacle of the Most High,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, House of God and Gate of Heaven,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Burning Furnace of charity,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Vessel of Justice and love,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Full of goodness and love,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Abyss of all virtues,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Most worthy of all praises,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, King and center of all hearts,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, In Whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, In Whom dwelleth all the fulness of the Divinity,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, in Whom the Father is well pleased,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Of Whose fullness we have all received,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Desire of the everlasting hills,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Patient and abounding in mercy,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Rich unto all who call upon Thee,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Fountain of life and holiness,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Atonement for our sins,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Filled with reproaches,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Bruised for our offenses,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Made obedient unto death,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Pierced with a lance,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Source of all consolation,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Our Life and Resurrection,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Our Peace and Reconciliation,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Victim for our sins,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Salvation of those who hope in Thee,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Hope of those who die in Thee,
Have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Delight of all the Saints,
Have mercy on us.

 Lamb of God Who takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God Who takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God Who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.
Jesus, meek and humble of heart,
Make our hearts like unto Thine.

Let us pray.

Almighty and eternal God, look upon the Heart of Thine most-beloved Son, and upon the praises and satisfaction He offers Thee in the name of sinners; and appeased by worthy homage, pardon those who implore Thy mercy, in Thy Great Goodness in the name of the same Jesus Christ Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.

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Jun 26

Jesus Helps the Soul Stand Up Again after sin

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Jun 25

With Scourges Jesus Repairs for Our sins

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Jun 24

Darkness of the Soul who Lives in the Human Will

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Jun 24

Cry in the Wilderness

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Jun 23

Fidelity in Following what the Divinity Operates in the Soul

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Jun 22

Grace through the Church

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Jun 21

Faith Serves as Sight of the Soul

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Jun 20

Test of Fidelity to Find the Soul Faithful

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Jun 19

St. Mary Magdalene’s Commemoration Is Raised to a Feast

St. Mary Magdalene’s Commemoration Is Raised to a Feast

Paintings of Mary Magdalene: The Magdalene Reading by Ambrosius Benson

June 10, 2016

After Mary, the Mother of God, the Magdalene’s is the first female name to show up in the Litany of Saints, so one almost wonders why this excellent news hadn’t happened years ago:

It was announced on Friday Pope Francis has decided to raise the celebration of the memorial of Saint Mary Magdalene to the dignity of a liturgical Feast.
In the modern Church calendar, saints may be commemorated with a memorial (optional or obligatory), feast, or solemnity.

The decree was signed on 3 June 2016, the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart.
In a letter announcing the change, the Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Arthur Roche, writes the decision means one “should reflect more deeply on the dignity of women, the New Evangelization, and the greatness of the mystery of Divine Mercy.”
Archbishop Roche drew attention to the fact Mary Magdalene was the first witness to the Resurrection, and is the one who announced the event to the Apostles.

“Saint Mary Magdalene is an example of true and authentic evangelization; she is an evangelist who announces the joyful central message of Easter,” he writes.

“The Holy Father Francis took this decision precisely in the context of the Jubilee of Mercy to signify the importance of this woman who showed a great love for Christ and was much loved by Christ,” writes Archbishop Roche.

He also notes Saint Magdalene was referred to as the “Apostle of the Apostles” (Apostolorum Apostola) by Thomas Aquinas, since she announced to them the Resurrection, and they, in turn, announced it to the whole world.

This is wonderful news. And here is some info about Magdala, her town, being resurrected.

UPDATE: You can read the full English translation of the proclamation, here!

 

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