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The Magnificent Promises of the 12 Years Prayers

1. The soul who prays them will suffer no Purgatory.

2. The soul who prays them will be accepted among the Martyrs as though he had spilled his blood for his faith.

3. The soul who prays them can choose three others whom Jesus will then keep in a state of grace sufficient to become holy.

4. No one in the four successive generations of the soul who prays them will be lost.

5. The soul who prays them will be made conscious of his death one month in advance.

Simply beautiful, please take the time to listen to this Sacred Chanting from Harpa Dei. It will bring great peace to your soul. May our Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit be forever blessed. 

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 "I am all Thine and all that I have is Thine O Most loving Jesus through Mary Thy Most Holy Mother"

As Foster Father of Christ, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Patron of the Universal Church, we should also foster a deep and fervent devotion to the Most Chaste Heart of St Joseph.

This site is dedicated to the promotion of True devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, our Blessed Mother as taught by Saint Louis Marie de Montfort, that she may be better known and loved...and through her universal mediation and devotion towards the Most Chaste Heart of Saint Joseph, Jesus Christ may be glorified and reign in all hearts.  

This site has been placed under the holy protection and guidance of the most Sacred Heart of Jesus , the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Most Chaste Heart of St Joseph.

May all contained herein and any good that may come from this be for the Glory of God.

Mary, Beloved Lady of my heart , Glorious and Merciful  Queen & Heavenly Mother, I cannot sufficiently express the gratitude I feel for the many miracles that have been wrought in my soul and the grace that has transformed my life from a truly wretched sinful state to full repentance. A sinner I remain, but thanks to the abundant grace of God transmitted through Thy hands, now striving for perfection.

O most holy, pure, chaste and astonishingly beautiful Lady, l will love, praise, honour and thank Thee for all eternity.

For private devotion only.

IF YOU WANT TO DO THE WILL OF JESUS, THEN SERVE HIS MOTHER.

Father, with all the longing of my heart, I offer Thee, in union with Mary and through Her Most Holy and Immaculate Heart, the complete sacrifice of my will united to the Divine Will of Jesus, for thy glory, for the salvation of souls and for the relief and release of the Holy souls in Purgatory. Amen.

Cultivate a devotion to the Holy Souls in Purgatory, do all you can to aid them and consider the Heroic Act of Charity. For those souls consecrated to Jesus through Mary in accordance with Saint Louis Marie de Montfort's True Devotion, then our Lady is already the proprietor of all your property and keeper of all your prayers and works. The Heroic Act of Charity can still be made but will be contingent solely on the good pleasure of our Lady and the Holy Will of God. This is the holydisposition that we should adopt.

From the Catholic encyclopedia


A decree of the Sacred Congregation of Indulgences dated 18 December, 1885, and confirmed the following day by Leo XIII, says:

The Heroic Act of Charity in favour of the souls detained in purgatory consists in this, that a member of the Church militant (Christifidelis), either using a set formula or simply by an act of his will, offers to God for the souls in purgatory all the satisfactory works which he will perform during his lifetime, and also all the suffrages which may accrue to him after his death. Many Christians devoted to the B.V. Mary, acting on the advice of the Theatine Regular Cleric Father Gaspar Olider, of blessed memory, make it a practice to deposit the said merits and suffrages as it were into the hands of the Bl. Virgin that she may distribute these favours to the souls in purgatory according to her own merciful pleasure.

The Heroic Act has been enriched with numerous indulgences by Benedict XIII (1728), Pius VI (1788), and Pius IX (1852). Priests who make it receive the personal privilege of gaining a plenary indulgence for a soul of their choice each time they say Mass (see PRIVILEGED ALTAR). Laymen gain a similar indulgence each time they receive Holy Communion, also each Monday they hear Mass for the departed; in both cases the usual visit to a church and prayers for the intention of the pope are required.

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Title: Uniformity with God's Will

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Uniformity With God's Will


Saint Alphonsus de Liguori


"Perfection is founded entirely on the love of God: Charity is the bond of perfection;' and perfect love of God means the complete union of our will with God's."


St. Alphonsus Translated by Thomas W. Tobin, C.SS.R.

6. Spiritual Desolation

Moreover, the person who has little desire for heaven shows he has little love for God. The true lover desires to be with his beloved. We cannot see God while we remain here on earth; hence the saints have yearned for death so that they might go and behold their beloved Lord, face to face. “Oh, that I might die and behold thy beautiful face!” sighed St. Augustine. And St. Paul: “Having a desire to be dissolved and to be with Christ7676   Phil. 1:23..” “When shall I come and appear before the face of God7777   Ps. 41:3.?”exclaimed the psalmist.


A hunter one day heard the voice of a man singing most sweetly in the forest. Following the sound, he came upon a leper horribly disfigured by the ravages of his disease. Addressing him he said: “How can you sing when you are so terribly afflicted and your death is so near at hand?” And the leper: “Friend, my poor body is a crumbling wall and it is the only thing that separates me from my God. When it falls I shall go forth to God. Time for me is indeed fast running out, so every day I show my happiness by lifting my voice in song.”


Lastly, we should unite ourselves to the will of God as regards our degree of grace and glory. True, we should esteem the things that make for the glory of God, but we should show the greatest esteem for those that concern the will of God. We should desire to love God more than the seraphs, but not to a degree higher than God has destined for us. St. John of Avila7878   St. John Avila. Audi fil. c. 13. says: “I believe every saint has had the desire to be higher in grace than he actually was. However, despite this, their serenity of soul always remained unruffled. Their desire for a greater degree of grace sprang not from a consideration of their own good, but of God’s. They were content with the degree of grace God had meted out for them, though actually God had given them less. They considered it a greater sign of true love of God to be content with what God had given them, than to desire to have received more.”

This means, as Rodriguez explains it, we should be diligent in striving to become perfect, so that tepidity and laziness may not serve as excuses for some to say: “God must help me; I can do only so much for myself.” Nevertheless, when we do fall into some fault, we should not lose our peace of soul and union with the will of God, which permits our fall; nor should we lose our courage. Let us rise at once from this fall, penitently humbling ourselves and by seeking greater help from God, let us continue to march resolutely on the highway of the spiritual life. Likewise, we may well desire to be among the seraphs in heaven, not for our own glory, but for God’s, and to love him more; still we should be resigned to his will and be content with that degree of glory which in his mercy he has set for us.

The Absolute Necessity of Mental Prayer


Prayer is nothing more than the lifting of our hearts and minds to God, unto full union with Him. The more our hearts and minds are lovingly centered on God, the closer and more perfect that union will be.

Watch ye, therefore, praying at all times, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that are to come, and to stand before the Son of man. (Luke 21:36)

AND he spoke also a parable to them, that we ought always to pray, and not to faint, (Luke 18:1)

Rejoicing in hope. Patient in tribulation. Instant in prayer. (Romans 12:12)

Always rejoice. Pray without ceasing. In all things give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you all. Extinguish not the spirit. Despise not prophecies. But prove all things: hold fast that which is good. From all appearance of evil refrain yourselves. (1 Thess 5 16:22)

Links to excellent reference material on prayer, the Interior life and union with God are listed below.

The Interior Castle (FULL Audiobook) - Bing video

#The Dark Night of the Soul St John of The Cross Catholic #Audiobook Full Length Playlist in Comments (Outstanding) - YouTube

 Ascent Of Mount Carmel, Saint John Of The Cross, Full Catholic Audiobook - Bing video

The Living Flame Of Love By Saint John Of The Cross - YouTube

The Three Ages of the Interior Life (Text)

The Three Ages Of The Interior Life: Prelude Of Eternal Life (Volume 1: Part 1 Of 2) By Fr. Réginald - Bing video

 The Three Ages Of The Interior Life: Prelude Of Eternal Life (Volume 2: Part 1 Of 3) By Fr. Réginald - Bing video

The Ways of Mental Prayer 1 - Bing video

The Ways of Mental Prayer 14 - YouTube

It is my firm belief that the greatest way to communicate with The Blessed Trinity in prayer is through the Holy Rosary. 

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"Amen I say to you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall not enter into it." Mark 10:15

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FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN GOD BUT ARE UNAWARE OR FAIL TO RECOGNISE THE ABSOLUTE NECESSITY OF THE CATHOLIC FAITH FOR SALVATION - WELCOME, BE INSPIRED BY THE TRUTH. 

ASTOUNDING PROPHECIES AND PREFIGUREMENTS OF JESUS CHRIST AS THE MESSIAH AND TRUE SON OF GOD FROM SACRED SCRIPTURE 

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW AND LISTEN TO  THE SERIES OF TALKS THAT YOUR SOUL MAY BE ENLIGHTENED BY THE TRUTH.

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The Holy, Catholic, Apostolic and Roman Church believes and acknowledges that there is one true and living God, creator and lord of heaven and earth, almighty, eternal, immeasurable, incomprehensible, infinite in will, understanding and every perfection. Since he is one, singular, completely simple and unchangeable spiritual substance, he must be declared to be in reality and in essence, distinct from the world, supremely happy in himself and from himself, and inexpressibly loftier than anything besides himself which either exists or can be imagined.

Pius IX, First Vatican Council  -Chapter 1 - On God, The Creator of all things https://www.ewtn.com/library/COUNCILS/V1.HTM

FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD BUT ARE OPEN TO THE TRUTH - WELCOME - LET YOUR HEARTS BE INSPIRED BY THE TRUTH.

Every one that cometh to me, and heareth my words, and doth them, I will shew you to whom he is like. 48He is like to a man building a house, who digged deep, and laid the foundation upon a rock And when a flood came, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and it could not shake it; for it was founded on a rock.

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IF INSPIRED, ASK GOD IN HUMBLE PRAYER FOR THE GIFT OF FAITH, WITHOUT WHICH WE CANNOT BE PLEASING TO HIM.

 

Listen to the entire bible in 365 days podcast on link below.


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Wars: Wars are a punishment for the sins of mankind.

Sins of the flesh: More souls go to Hell because of the sins of the flesh than for any other reason.

Immodest Fashions: Certain fashions are being introduced that offend Our Lord very much.

Sinful marriages: Many marriages are not good, they do not please Our Lord and are not of God.

Daily Rosary: Say the Rosary every day to obtain peace for the world.

Pray, pray a great deal, and make sacrifices for sinners, for many souls go to Hell, because they have no-one to make sacrifices and pray for them.

Some of the key messages of Our Lady of Fatima to the world.

 

 

DEFEND THE HOLY NAME OF OUR ETERNAL GOD, THE SUPREME GOOD

FIGHT TO END ALL BLASPHEMIES AGAINST HIS HOLY NAME

DEFEND THE HOLY NAME OF JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD

DEFEND THE HOLY NAMES OF MARY & JOSEPH AND ALL THE SAINTS

FIGHT TO END ALL BLASPHEMIES AND SACRILEGES WHEREVER WE FIND THEM, PARTICULARLY AGAINST OUR BLESSED LORD IN THE HOLY EUCHARIST.

BLESS THY HOLY NAME O LORD MAY THY HOLY NAME BE FOREVER BLESSED

FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

The Name of the Lord is Holy

2142 The second commandment prescribes respect for the Lord's name. Like the first commandment, it belongs to the virtue of religion and more particularly it governs our use of speech in sacred matters.

2143 ... "The Lord's name is holy." For this reason man must not abuse it. He must keep it in mind in silent, loving adoration. He will not introduce it into his own speech except to bless, praise, and glorify it.

Lives of the Saints

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Explore the lives of the saints each day to help inspire you in living out your Catholic faith - click on link below for external website.

DIVINE MERCY AND THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST

 

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In these last days preceding the promised Second Coming, Our Blessed Lord desires to flood souls with His unfathomable mercy. No repentant  sinner who holds to the teachings of the catholic faith  and is contrite will be turned away, no matter the number or what the gravity of sin may be. 

Jesus is pleading for souls to turn to His mercy in these last times. He has given us the last remedy of His mercy which is intrinsically linked to devotion towards the Immaculate Heart of Mary as both are a call to conversion and repentance.


Performing a consecration to Jesus and Mary (through Perfect Devotion to Our Blessed Lady and Her Holy and Immaculate Heart) is a perfect means to allow Jesus and Mary to reign supremely in our hearts that we may look forward with great joy to the Second Coming of the True King, Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Just Judge.

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Spread the message of Saint Veronica Giuliani - This amazing Saint and Mystic who may have been specially chosen by our Blessed Lord to wipe the face of the Church in these times, as her namesake wiped the face of Jesus during His passion.


Watch below this amazing video on the miraculous building of a church in Lebanon in honour of Saint Veronica Giuliani


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Hail Mary! Daughter of God the Father

Hail Mary! Mother of God the Son

Hail Mary! Spouse of the Holy Ghost

Hail Mary! White Lily of the Most Holy Trinity

As the vine I have brought forth a pleasant odour: and my flowers are the fruit of honour and riches. I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. In me is all grace of the way and of the truth, in me is all hope of life and of virtue. Come over to me, all ye that desire me, and be filled with my fruits. For my spirit is sweet above honey, and my inheritance above honey and the honeycomb. My memory is unto everlasting generations. They that eat me, shall yet hunger: and they that drink me, shall yet thirst. He that hearkeneth to me, shall not be confounded: and they that work by me, shall not sin. They that explain me shall have life everlasting. Eccli. 24: 23-31

Please Pray the following prayer often for the relief of so many souls in purgatory.


A prayer to release many souls from Purgatory each time it is said and which was extended to include living sinners as well.

"ETERNAL FATHER, I OFFER THEE THE MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD OF THY DIVINE SON,  JESUS, IN UNION WITH THE MASSES SAID THROUGHOUT THE WORLD TODAY, FOR ALL THE  HOLY SOULS IN PURGATORY, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal Church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen."

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If you wish to greatly please Our Lady and bring down great graces upon yourself, your families and on the world then - Pray the Rosary every day!!!

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If you say the Rosary faithfully until death, I do assure you that, in spite of the gravity of your sins "you shall receive a never-fading crown of glory." Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practice black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and save your soul, if - and mark well what I say - if you say the Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins." Saint Louis de Montfort http://www.marysrosaries.com/collaboration/index.php?

 Blessed Albert the Great, who had St. Thomas Aquinas as his student, learned in a revelation that by simply thinking of or meditating on the passion of Jesus Christ, a Christian gains more merit than if he had fasted on bread and water every Friday for a year, or had beaten himself with the discipline once a week till blood flowed, or had recited the whole Book of Psalms every day. If this is so, then how great must be the merit we can gain from the Rosary, which commemorates the whole life and passion of our Lord? Our Lady one day revealed to Blessed Alan de la Roche that, after the holy sacrifice of the Mass, which is the first and most living memorial of our Lord's passion, there was indeed no more excellent devotion or one of greater merit than that of the Rosary, which is like a second memorial and representation of the life and passion of Jesus Christ.

Fr. Dorland relates that in 1481 our Lady appeared to the Venerable Dominic, a Carthusian devoted to the holy Rosary, who lived at Treves, and said to him: "Whenever one of the faithful, in a state of grace, says the Rosary while meditating on the mysteries of the life and passion of Christ, he obtains full and entire remission of all his sins."

She also said to Blessed Alan, "I want you to know that, although there are numerous indulgences already attached to the recitation of my Rosary, I shall add many more to every five decades for those who, free from serious sin, say them with devotion, on their knees. And whosoever shall persevere in the devotion of the holy Rosary, with its prayers and meditations, shall be rewarded for it; I shall obtain for him full remission of the penalty and the guilt of all his sins at the end of his life. "And let this not seem incredible to you; it is easy for me because I am the Mother of the King of heaven, and he calls me full of grace. And being filled with grace, I am able to dispense it freely to my dear children." Saint Louis de Montfort

As Pope Leo XIII said in his encyclical on the Confraternity, "whenever a person fulfils his obligation of reciting the Rosary according to the rule of the Confraternity, he includes in his intentions all its members, and they in turn render him the same service many times over." Each member includes deceased fellow members as well; and thus he knows that in turn he will be included in the prayers of hundreds of thousands both now and hereafter. This led the Cure of Ars to say: "If anyone has the happiness of being in the Confraternity of the Rosary, he has in all corners of the world brothers and sisters who pray for him."

Psalter of the Blessed Virgin Mary

by Saint Bonaventure

THE PSALTER OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY


PSALM 150

Praise Our Lady in her saints: praise her in her virtues and miracles. Praise her, ye bands of Apostles: praise her, ye choirs and patriarchs and prophets. Praise her, ye army of martyrs; praise her, ye bands of doctors and confessors. Praise her in the college of virgins and the chaste: praise her, ye orders of monks and holy anchorites. Praise her, ye monasteries of all religious: praise her, all the souls of all heavenly dwellers. Let every spirit praise Our Lady

Glory be to the Father, etc.

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The Secret of the Rosary

by Saint Louis Marie De Montfort

Twelfth Rose: The Our Father

The Our Father or the Lord's Prayer derives its great value above all from its author, who is neither a man nor an angel, but the King of angels and of men, our Lord Jesus Christ. St. Cyprian says it was necessary that he who came to give us the life of grace as our Saviour should teach us the way to pray as our heavenly Master. The beautiful order, the tender forcefulness and the clarity of this divine prayer pay tribute to our divine Master's wisdom. It is a short prayer but can teach us so very much, and it is well within the grasp of uneducated people, while scholars find it a continual source of investigation into the mysteries of God. The Our Father contains all the duties we owe to God, the acts of all the virtues and the petitions for all our spiritual and corporal needs. Tertullian says that the Our Father is a summary of the New Testament. Thomas a Kempis says that it surpasses all the desires of all the saints; that it is a condensation of all the beautiful sayings of all the psalms and canticles; that in it we ask God for everything that we need, that by it we praise him in the very best way; that by it we lift up our souls from earth to heaven and unite them closely to God.  St. John Chrysostom says that we cannot be our Master's disciples unless we pray as he did and in the way that he showed us. Moreover, God the Father listens more willingly to the prayer that we have learned from his Son rather than those of our own making, which have all our human limitations. We should say the Our Father with the certitude that the eternal Father will hear us because it is the prayer of his Son, whom he always hears, and because we are his members. God will surely grant our petitions made through the Lord's Prayer because it is impossible to imagine that such a good Father could refuse a request couched in the language of so worthy a Son, reinforced by his merits, and made at his behest. St. Augustine assures us that whenever we say the Our Father devoutly our venial sins are forgiven. The just man falls seven times, and in the Lord's Prayer he will find seven petitions which will both help him to avoid lapses and protect him from his spiritual enemies. Our Lord, knowing how weak and helpless we are, and how many difficulties we endure, made his prayer short and easy to say, so that if we say it devoutly and often, we can be sure that God will quickly come to our aid. I have a word for you, devout souls who pay little attention to the prayer that the Son of God gave us himself and asked us all to say: It is high time for you to change your way of thinking. You only esteem prayers that men have written, as though anybody, even the most inspired man in the whole world, could possibly know more about how we ought to pray than Jesus Christ himself! You look for prayers in books written by other men almost as though you were ashamed of saying the prayer that our Lord told us to say. You have managed to convince yourself that the prayers in those books are for scholars and for the rich, and that the Rosary is only for women and children and the poor people. As if the prayers and praises you have been reading were more beautiful and more pleasing to God than those which are to be found in the Lord's Prayer! It is a very dangerous temptation to lose interest in the prayer that our Lord gave us and to take up prayers that men have written instead. Not that I disapprove of prayers that saints have written to encourage the faithful to praise God, but it is not to be endured that they should prefer these to the prayer which was uttered by Wisdom incarnate. If they ignore this prayer, it is as though they passed by the spring to go to the brook, and refusing the clear water, they drink instead that which is dirty. For the Rosary, made up of the Lord's Prayer and the Hail Mary, is this clear and ever-flowing water which comes from the fountain of grace, whereas other prayers which they look for in books are nothing but tiny streams which spring from this fountain.  People who say the Lord's Prayer carefully, weighing every word and meditating on them, may indeed call themselves blessed, for they find therein everything that they need or can wish for. When we say this wonderful prayer, we touch God's heart at the very outset by calling him by that sweet name of Father. "Our Father," he is the dearest of fathers: all-powerful in his creation, wonderful in the way he maintains the world, completely lovable in his divine Providence, all good and infinitely so in the Redemption. We have God for our Father, so we are all brothers, and heaven is our homeland and our heritage. This should be more than enough to teach us to love God and our neighbour, and to be detached from the things of this world. So we ought to love our heavenly Father and say to him over and over again: "Our Father who art in heaven" - Thou who dost fill heaven and earth with the immensity of thy being, Thou who art present everywhere: Thou who art in the saints by thy glory, in the damned by thy justice, in the good by thy grace, in sinners by the patience with which thou dost tolerate them, grant that we may always remember that we come from thee; grant that we may live as thy true children; that we may direct our course towards thee alone with all the ardour of our soul. "Hallowed by thy name." The name of the Lord is holy and to be feared, said the prophet-king David, and heaven, according to Isaiah, echoes with the praises of the seraphim who unceasingly praise the holiness of the Lord, God of hosts. We ask here that all the world may learn to know and adore the attributes of our God, who is so great and so holy. We ask that he may be known, loved and adored by pagans, Turks, Jews, barbarians and all infidels; that all men may serve and glorify him by a living faith, a staunch hope, a burning charity, and by the renouncing of all erroneous beliefs. In short, we pray that all men may be holy because our God himself is holy. "Thy kingdom come." That is to say: May you reign in our souls by your grace, during life, so that after death we may be found worthy to reign with thee in thy kingdom, in perfect and unending bliss; that we firmly believe in this happiness to come; we hope for it and we expect it, because God the Father has promised it in his great goodness, and because it was purchased for us by the merits of God the Son; and it has been made known to us by the light of the Holy Spirit. "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." As Tertullian says, this sentence does not mean in the least that we are afraid of people thwarting God's designs, because nothing whatsoever can happen without divine Providence having foreseen it and having made it fit into his plans beforehand. No obstruction in the whole world can possibly prevent the will of God from being carried out. Rather, when we say these words, we ask God to make us humbly resigned to all that he has seen fit to send us in this life. We also ask him to help us to do, in all things and at all times, his holy will, made known to us by the commandments, promptly, lovingly and faithfully, as the angels and the blessed do in heaven. "Give us this day our daily bread." Our Lord teaches us to ask God for everything that we need, whether in the spiritual or the temporal order. By asking for our daily bread, we humbly admit our own poverty and insufficiency, and pay tribute to our God, knowing that all temporal goods come from his Providence. When we say bread we ask for that which is necessary to live; and, of course that does not include luxuries. We ask for this bread today, which means that we are concerned only for the present, leaving the morrow in the hands of Providence. And when we ask for our daily bread, we recognize that we need God's help every day and that we are entirely dependent upon him for his help and protection. "Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us." Every sin, says St. Augustine and Tertullian, is a debt which we contract with God, and he in his justice requires payment down to the last farthing. Unfortunately we all have these sad debts. No matter how many they may be, we should go to God with all confidence and with true sorrow for our sins, saying, "Our Father who art in heaven, forgive us our sins of thought and those of speech, forgive us our sins of commission and of omission which make us infinitely guilty in the eyes of thy justice. "We dare to ask this because thou art our loving and merciful Father, and because we have forgiven those who have offended us, out of obedience to you and out of charity. "Do not permit us, in spite of our infidelity to thy graces, to give in to the temptations of the world, the devil, and the flesh. "But deliver us from evil." The evil of sin, from the evil of temporal punishment and of everlasting punishment, which we have rightly deserved. "Amen." This word at the end of the Our Father is very consoling, and St. Jerome says that it is a sort of seal of approbation that God puts at the end of our petitions to assure us that he will grant our requests, as though he himself were answering: "Amen! May it be as you have asked, for truly you have obtained what you asked for." That is what is meant by this word: Amen. 

Thirteenth Rose: Our Father Part 2

Each word of the Lord's Prayer is a tribute we pay to the perfections of God. We honour his fecundity by the name of Father. Father, thou who throughout eternity dost beget a Son who is God like thee, eternal, consubstantial with thee, who is of the very same essence as thee; and is of like power and goodness and wisdom as thou art.... Father and Son, who, from your mutual love, produce the Holy Spirit, who is God like unto you; three persons but one God. Our Father. This means that he is the Father of mankind, because he has created us and continues to sustain us, and because he has redeemed us. He is also the merciful Father of sinners, the Father who is the friend of the just, and the glorious Father of the blessed in heaven. When we say Who art, we honour by these words the infinity and immensity and fullness of God's essence. God is rightly called "He who is;" that is to say, he exists of necessity, essentially, and eternally, because he is the Being of beings and the cause of all beings. He possesses within himself, in a supereminent degree, the perfections of all beings, and he is in all of them by his essence, by his presence and by his power, but without being bounded by their limitations. We honour his sublimity and his glory and his majesty by the words Who art in heaven, that is to say, seated as on thy throne, holding sway over all men by thy justice. When we say Hallowed be thy Name, we worship God's holiness; and we make obeisance to his kingship and bow to the justice of his laws by the words Thy kingdom come, praying that men will obey him on earth as the angels do in heaven. We show our trust in his Providence by asking for our daily bread, and we appeal to his mercy when we ask for the forgiveness of our sins. We look to his great power when we beg him not to lead us into temptation, and we show our faith in his goodness by our hope that he will deliver us from evil. The Son of God has always glorified his Father by his works, and he came into the world to teach men to give glory to him. He showed men how to praise him by this prayer, which he taught us with his own lips. It is our duty, therefore, to say it often, with attention, and in the same spirit as he composed it. 

Fourteenth Rose: Our Father Part 3

We make as many acts of the noblest Christian virtues as we pronounce words when we recite this divine prayer attentively. In saying "Our Father, who art in heaven," we make acts of faith, adoration and humility. When we ask that his name be hallowed, we show a burning zeal for his glory. When we ask for the spread of his kingdom, we make an act of hope; by the wish that his will be done on earth as it is in heaven, we show a spirit of perfect obedience. In asking for our daily bread, we practice poverty of spirit and detachment from worldly goods. When we beg him to forgive us our sins, we make an act of sorrow for them. By forgiving those who have trespassed against us, we give proof of the virtue of mercy in its highest degree. Through asking God's help in all our temptations, we make acts of humility, prudence and fortitude. As we wait for him to deliver us from evil, we exercise the virtue of patience. Finally, while asking for all these things, not only for ourselves but also for our neighbour and for all members of the Church, we are carrying out our duty as true children of God, we are imitating him in his love which embraces all men and we are keeping the commandment of love of our neighbour. If we mean in our hearts what we say with our lips, and if our intentions are not at variance with those expressed in the Lord's Prayer, then, by reciting this prayer, we hate all sin and we observe all of God's laws. For whenever we think that God is in heaven, that is to say, infinitely removed from us by the greatness of his majesty, we place ourselves in his presence filled with overwhelming reverence. Then the fear of the Lord will chase away all pride and we will bow down before God in utter nothingness. When we pronounce the name "Father" and remember that we owe our existence to God, by means of our parents, and even the instruction we have received by means of our teachers, who take the place of God and are his living images, we cannot help paying them honour and respect, or, to be more exact, to honour God in them. And nothing would be farther from our thoughts than to be disrespectful to them or hurt them. When we pray that God's holy name be glorified, we cannot be farther from profaning it. If we really look upon the kingdom of God as our heritage, we cannot possibly be attached to the things of this world. If we sincerely ask God that our neighbour may have the same blessings that we ourselves stand in need of, it goes without saying that we will give up all hatred, quarrelling and jealousy. And if we ask God for our daily bread, we shall learn to hate gluttony and sensual pleasures which thrive in rich surroundings. While sincerely asking God to forgive us as we forgive those who trespass against us, we no longer give way to anger and revenge, we return good for evil and we love our enemies. To ask God to save us from falling into sin when we are tempted is to give proof that we are fighting laziness and that we are genuinely seeking means to root out vicious habits and to work out our salvation. To pray God to deliver us from evil is to fear his justice, and this will give us true happiness, for the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. It is through the virtue of the fear of God that men avoid sin. 


Fiftieth Rose: Various Methods
SO AS TO MAKE the recitation of the Holy Rosary easier for you, here are several methods which will help you to say it in a good and holy way, together with meditation on the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries of Jesus and Mary. Choose whichever method pleases you and helps you the most: you can make one up yourself, if you like, as several holy people have done before now.
Methods of saying the Most Holy Rosary so as to draw upon our souls the grace of the mysteries of the life, passion and Glory of Jesus and Mary
FIRST, say the "Come, Holy Ghost"...and then make your offering of the Rosary:

I unite myself with all the Saints in Heaven, and with all the just on earth; I unite myself with Thee, my Jesus, in order to praise Thy Holy Mother worthily and to praise Thee in her and through her. I renounce all the distractions I may have during this Rosary which I wish to say with modesty, attention and devotion, just as if it were to be the last of my life. We offer Thee, O most Holy Trinity, this creed in honour of all the mysteries of our Faith; this Our Father and these three Hail Marys in honour of the unity of thy essence and the Trinity of thy persons. We ask of thee a lively Faith, a firm Hope and an ardent Charity. Amen.

The Apostles Creed...I believe in God, etc. Our Father Hail Mary (three times) Glory be to the Father etc.

THE FIVE JOYFUL MYSTERIES


1. The Annunciation

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this first decade in honour of Thy Incarnation in Mary's womb, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through her intercession, a profound humility. Amen. Our Father Hail Mary (ten times) Glory be to the Father etc.

May the grace of the mystery of the Annunciation come down into our souls. Amen.
(Include the following "Fatima prayer" after each decade as taught by Our Blessed Mother to the three children at Fatima)  O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of thy mercy.

2. The Visitation

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this second decade in honour of the Visitation of thy Holy Mother to her cousin St. Elizabeth and the sanctification of St. John the Baptist,and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy Holy Mother, charity towards our neighbour. Amen. Our Father Hail Mary (ten times) Glory be to the Father etc.


May the grace of the mystery of the Visitation come down into our souls. Amen.
(Include the following "Fatima prayer" after each decade as taught by Our Blessed Mother to the three children at Fatima)  O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of thy mercy.

3. The Nativity

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this third decade in honour of Thy Nativity in the stable of Bethlehem and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy Holy Mother, detachment from things of the world, contempt of riches and the love of poverty. Amen.

Our Father Hail Mary (ten times) Glory be to the Father etc.

May the grace of the mystery of the Nativity come down into our souls. Amen.
(Include the following "Fatima prayer" after each decade as taught by Our Blessed Mother to the three children at Fatima)  O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of thy mercy.


4. The Presentation in the Temple

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this fourth decade in honour of Thy Presentation in the Temple and the Purification of Mary, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy Holy Mother, purity of body and soul. Amen. Our Father Hail Mary (ten times) Glory be to the Father etc.

May the grace of the mystery of the Presentation in the Temple come down into our souls. Amen.


(Include the following "Fatima prayer" after each decade as taught by Our Blessed Mother to the three children at Fatima)  O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of thy mercy.

5. The Finding of Our Lord in the Temple

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this fifth decade in honour of Mary finding Thee in the Temple,and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through her intercession, the gift of true Wisdom. Amen.

Our Father Hail Mary (ten times) Glory be to the Father etc.

May the grace of the mystery of the Finding of Our Lord in the Temple come down into our souls. Amen.
(Include the following "Fatima prayer" after each decade as taught by Our Blessed Mother to the three children at Fatima)  O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of thy mercy.

THE FIVE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES


1. The Agony in the Garden

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this sixth decade in honour of Thy agony in the garden, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through her intercession, true contrition for our sins. Amen.

Our Father

Hail Mary (ten times)

Glory be to the Father etc.

May the grace of the mystery of the Agony in the Garden come down into our souls. Amen.
(Include the following "Fatima prayer" after each decade as taught by Our Blessed Mother to the three children at Fatima)

  O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of thy mercy.


2. The Scourging

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this seventh decade in honour of Thy bloody Scourging, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy Holy Mother, the grace of mortifying our senses. Amen.

Our Father

Hail Mary (ten times)

Glory be to the Father etc.

May the grace of the mystery of the Scourging come down into our souls. Amen.
(Include the following "Fatima prayer" after each decade as taught by Our Blessed Mother to the three children at Fatima)  O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of thy mercy.


3. The Crowning with Thorns

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this eighth decade in honour of Thy being crowned with Thorns, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy Holy Mother, contempt of the world. Amen.

Our Father

Hail Mary (ten times)

Glory be to the Father etc.

May the grace of the mystery of the Crowning with Thorns come down into our souls. Amen.
(Include the following "Fatima prayer" after each decade as taught by Our Blessed Mother to the three children at Fatima)  O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of thy mercy.
  
4. The Carrying of the Cross

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this ninth decade in honour of Thy Carrying of the Cross, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy Holy Mother, patience in bearing our crosses. Amen.

Our Father

Hail Mary (ten times)

Glory be to the Father etc.

May the grace of the mystery of the Carrying of the Cross come down into our souls. Amen.
(Include the following "Fatima prayer" after each decade as taught by Our Blessed Mother to the three children at Fatima) 

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of thy mercy.


5. The Crucifixion

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this tenth decade in honour of Thy Crucifixion and ignominious death on Calvary;  we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy Holy Mother, the conversion of sinners, the perseverance of the Just and the relief  of the souls in Purgatory. Amen.

Our Father

Hail Mary (ten times)

Glory be to the Father etc.

May the grace of the mystery of the Crucifixion come down into our souls. Amen.
(Include the following "Fatima prayer" after each decade as taught by Our Blessed Mother to the three children at Fatima)  O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of thy mercy.


THE FIVE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES


1. The Resurrection


We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this eleventh decade in honour of Thy glorious Resurrection, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy Holy Mother, love of God and fervour in Thy service. Amen.
Our Father
Hail Mary (ten times) Glory be to the Father etc.
May the grace of the mystery of the Resurrection come down into our souls. Amen.
(Include the following "Fatima prayer" after each decade as taught by Our Blessed Mother to the three children at Fatima)  O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of thy mercy.

2. The Ascension

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this twelfth decade in honour of Thy Triumphant Ascension, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy Holy Mother, an ardent desire for Heaven, our true Home. Amen.

Our Father

Hail Mary (ten times)

Glory be to the Father etc.


May the grace of the mystery of the Ascension come down into our souls. Amen.


(Include the following "Fatima prayer" after each decade as taught by Our Blessed Mother to the three children at Fatima) 

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of thy mercy.


3. The Descent of the Holy Ghost

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this thirteenth decade in honour of the Mystery of Pentecost, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy Holy Mother, the coming of the Holy Ghost into our souls. Amen.

Our Father

Hail Mary (ten times)

Glory be to the Father etc.


May the grace of the mystery of Pentecost come down into our souls. Amen.
(Include the following "Fatima prayer" after each decade as taught by Our Blessed Mother to the three children at Fatima)  O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of thy mercy.   


4. The Assumption

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this fourteenth decade in honour of the Resurrection and Triumphant Assumption of Thy Holy Mother, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through her intercession, a tender devotion for so good a Mother. Amen.

Our Father Hail Mary (ten times) Glory be to the Father etc.

May the grace of the mystery of the Assumption come down into our souls. Amen. (Include the following "Fatima prayer" after each decade as taught by Our Blessed Mother to the three children at Fatima)  O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of thy mercy.

5. The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this fifteenth decade in honour of the Coronation of Thy Holy Mother, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through her intercession, perseverance in grace and a crown of Glory hereafter. Amen.

Our Father Hail Mary (ten times) Glory be to the Father etc.

May the grace of the mystery of the Coronation  of the Blessed Virgin come down into our souls. Amen. (Include the following "Fatima prayer" after each decade as taught by Our Blessed Mother to the three children at Fatima)  O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of thy mercy. We beseech Thee, Dear Lord Jesus, by the fifteen mysteries of Thy life, death and passion, by Thy glory and by the merits of thy Holy Mother, to convert sinners and help the dying, to deliver the Holy souls from Purgatory and to give us all Thy grace so that we may live well and die well...and please give us the light of Thy Glory later on so that we may see Thee face to face and love Thee for all eternity. So be it. Amen. GOD ALONE.       ...............To be continued

 

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THE GLORIES OF MARY

TRANSLATED FROM THE ITALIAN OF

ST. ALPHONSUS LIGUORI

FOUNDER OF THE CONGREGATION OF THE HOLY REDEEMER


But unhappy are those who do not yield themselves to this sweet Lady! for they will be entirely lost and accursed! Blessed, on the other hand, are those who have recourse to this good mother! There is no sinner in the world, says the devout Blosius, so lost and sunk in sin, that Mary would abhor him and reject him. Ah, if such would seek her aid, this good moth er could and would reconcile them to her Son, and obtain for them pardon.

Back to basics -  A review of Catholic Dogma

The Sources of Catholic Dogma, Denzinger.

DOCUMENTS OF THE ROMAN PONTIFFS AND OF THE COUNCILS

COUNCIL OF ILLIBERI (300-306)

The Indissolubility of Matrimony

Likewise let the faithful woman, who has left an adulterous husband and attracts another faithful one, be forbidden to marry; if she should marry, let her not receive communion unless he whom she has left has previously departed this world; unless by chance the exigency of illness should compel the giving.

The Celibacy of the Clergy

A bishop, or any priest at all, may have with him only a sister or a virgin daughter dedicated to God; it is decided that he by no means have a stranger.

It is decided that marriage be altogether prohibited to bishops, priests, and deacons, or to all clerics placed in the ministry, and that they keep away from their wives and not beget children; whoever does this, shall be deprived of the honour of the clerical office.

Baptism and Confirmation

If people are travelling by sea in a foreign place or if there is no church in the neighbourhood, a person of the faith who keeps his baptism sound and is not twice married, can baptise a catechumen placed in the exigency of sickness, on condition that, if he survives, he bring him to a bishop, in order that it may be made perfect by the imposition of the hand.

If any deacon ruling the people without a bishop or priest baptises some, the bishop will have to confirm these by a blessing; but if they should depart the world beforehand, in the faith in which anyone of them has believed, that one can be justified.

ST. SYLVESTER I (314-335)

COUNCIL OF ARELAS I 314.

Plenary (against the Donatists)

The Baptism of Heretics

Concerning the Africans, because they use their own law so as to re-baptise, it has been decided that, if anyone from a heretical sect come to the Church, he should be asked his creed, and if it is perceived that he has been baptised in the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, only the hand should be imposed upon him, in order that he may receive the Holy Spirit. But if upon being questioned he does not answer this Trinity, let him be baptised.

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"Tell everybody, that God gives his graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Tell them to ask graces from her, and that the Heart of Jesus wishes to be venerated together with the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for the Lord has confided the peace of the world to her....In the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph, Russia will be converted and there will be peace."

Words of Sister Lucy at Fatima

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"You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace."

Our Lady's words at Fatima

"O My God, I believe in Thee, I adore Thee, I hope in Thee, I love Thee. I ask pardon for all those who do not believe in Thee, do not adore Thee, do not hope in Thee, and do not love Thee."

Prayer of the Angel at Fatima

MOST Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference by which He is offended. And through the infinite merit of His Most Sacred Heart, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.

Prayer of the Angel at Fatima

Say the Rosary every day to obtain peace for the world, and after each decade say the following prayer: - "O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who  are most in need" Words of Our Blessed Mother at Fatima....

"Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary pray for the Pope, the bishops and the priests." Words of Our Blessed Mother at Akita----------------------------------------------------------


Prayer for the Beatification of the Servant of God Sister Lucia

Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore you profoundly and I thank you for the Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fatima, that revealed to the world the riches of her Immaculate Heart. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and through the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I implore You, if it should be for Your greater glory and the good of our souls, to glorify Sr. Lucy, one of the Shepherds of Fatima, by granting us the grace which we implore through her intercession. Amen

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be… With Ecclesiastical approval

Please send details of any favours received though her intercession to: Carmelo de Santa Teresa, Rua de Santa Teresa, nº 16 3000-359 - Coimbra - Portugal causabeatificacaolucia@lucia.pt

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"When we attend Mass we give more honour to God than all the angels and saints in Heaven can give Him, because theirs is the honour of creatures; but in the Mass we offer to God Jesus Christ, who gives him an infinite honour." [St Alphonsus, A Christian rule of life]

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Hasten the Triumph of Our Lady's Immaculate Heart

Consecrate yourselves entirely to Mary. She is a most beautiful, loving and merciful Lady and wishes to save souls for Jesus Her Divine Son.

It is God's will that we Love Her with our whole hearts, sacrifice our entire being to her and pray incessantly for the Triumph of Her Most Holy and Immaculate Heart.

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True Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is not optional. This is God's Holy Will and the last remedy for mankind.

Jesus has left us with the greatest gift that He can offer us for our eternal salvation...The most Holy and Immaculate Heart of His Mother...The greatest gift of His mercy... Forsake foolishness and live, turn to His Most Holy Mother with your whole hearts and be saved.

Make it known that God wishes to establish in the world devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. ... Tell everybody that God grants us graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, that people are to ask Her for them; and that the Heart of Jesus wants the Immaculate Heart of Mary to be venerated at His side. Tell them also to pray to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for peace, since God has entrusted it to Her. (Blessed Jacinta of Fatima to Lucy shortly before her death)

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"When, therefore, we honour the Holy Heart of the Mother of God, we honour the Heart that, of all hearts, after the Heart of Her Son, is the most worthy of our admiration, the most perfect, the most beloved of God, the most adorned with every kind of virtue, the most full of grace and love; the Heart that has the most tenderness for poor sinners, that is the meekest, the most compassionate, the most merciful, the most charitable, the most beneficent, the most amiable, in a word, the object that, after Jesus, has the greatest charm for heaven and earth. It is, therefore, for the best of reasons that we should make this holy Heart the object of our tenderest devotion, and pay It all the honour and respect that Its own excellence and the favour that we have received from It, demand of our gratitude and love." (St John Eudes)

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Understanding the value of the Lord's Prayer and the great blessings that this brings to the soul who says it carefully and devoutly.

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
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,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Amen.

For the Rosary, made up of the Lord's Prayer and the Hail Mary, is this clear and ever-flowing water which comes from the fountain of grace, whereas other prayers which they look for in books are nothing but tiny streams which spring from this fountain. 

People who say the Lord's Prayer carefully, weighing every word and meditating on them, may indeed call themselves blessed, for they find therein everything that they need or can wish for. When we say this wonderful prayer, we touch God's heart at the very outset by calling him by that sweet name of Father.

We make as many acts of the noblest Christian virtues as we pronounce words when we recite this divine prayer attentively. In saying "Our Father, who art in heaven," we make acts of faith, adoration and humility. When we ask that his name be hallowed, we show a burning zeal for his glory. When we ask for the spread of his kingdom, we make an act of hope; by the wish that his will be done on earth as it is in heaven, we show a spirit of perfect obedience. In asking for our daily bread, we practice poverty of spirit and detachment from worldly goods. When we beg him to forgive us our sins, we make an act of sorrow for them. By forgiving those who have trespassed against us, we give proof of the virtue of mercy in its highest degree. Through asking God's help in all our temptations, we make acts of humility, prudence and fortitude. As we wait for him to deliver us from evil, we exercise the virtue of patience. Finally, while asking for all these things, not only for ourselves but also for our neighbour and for all members of the Church, we are carrying out our duty as true children of God, we are imitating him in his love which embraces all men and we are keeping the commandment of love of our neighbour. If we mean in our hearts what we say with our lips, and if our intentions are not at variance with those expressed in the Lord's Prayer, then, by reciting this prayer, we hate all sin and we observe all of God's laws. For whenever we think that God is in heaven, that is to say, infinitely removed from us by the greatness of his majesty, we place ourselves in his presence filled with overwhelming reverence. Then the fear of the Lord will chase away all pride and we will bow down before God in utter nothingness. When we pronounce the name "Father" and remember that we owe our existence to God, by means of our parents, and even the instruction we have received by means of our teachers, who take the place of God and are his living images, we cannot help paying them honour and respect, or, to be more exact, to honour God in them. And nothing would be farther from our thoughts than to be disrespectful to them or hurt them. When we pray that God's holy name be glorified, we cannot be farther from profaning it. If we really look upon the kingdom of God as our heritage, we cannot possibly be attached to the things of this world. If we sincerely ask God that our neighbour may have the same blessings that we ourselves stand in need of, it goes without saying that we will give up all hatred, quarrelling and jealousy. And if we ask God for our daily bread, we shall learn to hate gluttony and sensual pleasures which thrive in rich surroundings. While sincerely asking God to forgive us as we forgive those who trespass against us, we no longer give way to anger and revenge, we return good for evil and we love our enemies. To ask God to save us from falling into sin when we are tempted is to give proof that we are fighting laziness and that we are genuinely seeking means to root out vicious habits and to work out our salvation. To pray God to deliver us from evil is to fear his justice, and this will give us true happiness, for the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. It is through the virtue of the fear of God that men avoid sin. 

Saint Louis Marie de Montfort (The Secret of the rosary)  

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Covenant Prayer to implore the mercy of God for the Holy Souls in Purgatory and for the Salvation of all souls

( For private devotion only)

O Most Holy Trinity, Father Son & Holy Ghost, I adore Thee profoundly and acknowledge my nothingness before Thee, and on account of my sinful wretchedness, I hope and rely on Thy great goodness and mercy. Nonetheless, unworthy as I am, I recognise the incomprehensible love that Thou hast for me and for all souls, and the exalted dignity that Thou hast raised me to as a child of Mary and as a child of Thine.

If it be pleasing to Thee O my God, I desire to make a covenant with Thee, that may be used to implore Thy Mercy for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for the salvation of souls and for Thy greater glory.

Please accept this covenant O Lord and anytime I say “Have mercy on us” or “Lord have Mercy” or “Christ have mercy” , I mean the following: -Heavenly Father, in accordance with Thy Holy Will, Thou hast been pleased to entrust to Mary, The Most Holy Mother of Thy Divine Son Jesus, the exalted privilege of being Mediatrix and Treasurer of Thy Divine graces, to dispense them to all those who ask Thee through Her Most Holy and Immaculate Heart, to assist souls in their daily necessities and to aid them in securing their eternal salvation as is deemed fitting and pleasing to Her and to Thee.

Thy Most Beautiful and Glorious daughter Mary, has revealed to us at Fatima that many souls go to Hell because there is no-one to pray or make sacrifices for them.

In light of this, I humbly implore Thee, with Jesus at the foot of the cross, who with His own blood and as Eternal High priest, redeemed us from the slavery of the devil and opened Heaven for all mankind, and in union with Mary His Most Holy Mother, who co-operated with Her Son in a special manner in this sacrificial act of our redemption, and with the Holy Ghost, The Giver of Life and Divine Sanctifier, given to aid souls in their infirmities here on earth, to have mercy on all the Holy souls in Purgatory and on every living soul upon this earth.

Beloved and Eternal Father, in accordance with Thy Holy will, have mercy on the Holy souls in purgatory, and I humbly implore Thee that Thou will look upon the holy and burning desire that Jesus and Mary have for the salvation of all souls, together with that of all the angels and saints in heaven and with Thy children on earth, who aided by thy grace, also burn with a holy desire and zeal for the salvation of souls, to cover any shortfall, and make up for the lack of generous souls willing to offer prayers and sacrifices for the conversion of poor sinners.

Since it is Thy Holy Will that all men be saved, I humbly implore Thee through the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of Mary, to have mercy Father, that every sinful soul upon this earth may attain salvation, that they may be given sufficient grace to facilitate the conversion of their hearts, true repentance of their sinfulness and of the grievous offences that they have caused Thee, that they may be granted the spirit of penance, a deep and lively faith and that they may believe and hold to all the teachings of Thy Holy Catholic Church, and that they may be given the grace and the light to know, love and serve Thee with all their hearts, souls, strengths and minds.

Have mercy Father, that none may be lost and that Mary may be glorified and win great Glory for Thy Divine Son Jesus and for the Holy Ghost and Thee.

I thank Thee Father for Thy great goodness and mercy and to satisfy Thy Justice, I offer Thee The Holy Face of Thy Beloved Son and the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart in the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar.

I offer Thee the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the love of all the Angels and Saints in Heaven, of all the Holy souls in Purgatory and of all the Just upon this earth uniting them to every Mass that is being offered throughout the world this day.

Our Father

Hail Mary

Glory be

De Profundis

[1] Out of the depths I have cried to thee, O Lord: [2] Lord, hear my voice. Let thy ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication. [3] If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities: Lord, who shall stand it. [4] For with thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of thy law, I have waited for thee, O Lord. My soul hath relied on his word: [5] My soul hath hoped in the Lord.[6] From the morning watch even until night, let Israel hope in the Lord. [7] Because with the Lord there is mercy: and with him plentiful redemption. [8] And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.


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O Mary, teach us the life of adoration! Teach us to find, as thou didst, all mys teries and all graces in the Eucharist, to live the Gospel over again, and to read it in the Eucharistic Life of Jesus! Remember, Lady of the Most Blessed Sac rament, that thou art the Mother of all adorers of the Holy Eucharist.

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TAKE NOTE AND UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF THE HAIL MARY AND HOW PLEASING THIS IS  TO OUR LADY AND TO JESUS IF WELL SAID.

HAIL, MARY, full of grace; the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

HOLY MARY, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Millions of Catholics often say the Hail Mary. Some repeat it hastily not even thinking on the words they are saying. These following words may help some say it more thoughtfully.


They can give God's Mother great joy and obtain for themselves graces that she wishes to give them.

One Hail Mary well said fills the heart of Our Lady with delight and obtains for us indescribably great graces. One Hail Mary well said gives us more graces than a thousand thoughtlessly said.

The Hail Mary is like a mine of gold that we can always take from but never exhaust. Is it hard to say the Hail Mary well? All we have to do is to know its value and understand its meaning.

St. Jerome tells us that "the truths contained in the Hail Mary are so sublime, so wonderful that no man or Angel could fully understand them."

St. Thomas Aquinas, the Prince of Theologians, "the wisest of Saints and holiest of wise men," as Leo XIII called him, preached for 40 days in Rome on the Hail Mary, filling his hearers with rapture.

Father F. Suarez, the holy and learned Jesuit, declared when dying that he would willingly give all the many learned books he wrote, all his life's labors, for the merit of one Hail Mary prayerfully and devoutly said.

St. Mechtilde, who loved our Lady very much, was one day striving to compose a beautiful prayer in her honor. Our Lady appeared to her, with the golden letters on her breast of: "Hail Mary full of grace." She said to her: "Desist, dear child, from your labor for no prayer you could possibly compose would give me the joy and delight of the Hail Mary."

A certain man found joy in saying slowly the Hail Mary. The Blessed Virgin in return appeared to him smiling and announced to him the day and hour that he should die, granting him a most holy and happy death.

After death a beautiful white lily grew from his mouth having written on its petals: "Hail Mary."

Cesarius recounts a similar incident. A humble and holy monk lived in the monastery. His poor mind and memory were so weak that he could only repeat one prayer which was the "Hail Mary." After death a tree grew over his grave and on all its leaves was written: "Hail Mary."

These beautiful legends show us how much devotion to Our Lady was valued, and the power attributed to the Hail Mary devoutly prayed.

Each time that we say the Hail Mary we are repeating the very same words with which St. Gabriel the Archangel saluted Mary on the day of the Annunciation, when she was made Mother of the Son of God.

Many graces and joys filled the soul of Mary at that moment.

Now when we say the Hail Mary we offer anew all these graces and joys to Our Lady and she accepts them with Immense delight.

In return she gives us a share in these joys.

Once Our Lord asked St. Francis Assisi to give Him something. The Saint replied: "Dear Lord, I can give You nothing for I have already given you all, all my love."

Jesus smiled and said: "Francis, give Me it all again and again, it will give Me the same pleasure."

So with our dearest Mother, she accepts from us each time we say the Hail Mary the joys and delight she received from the words of St. Gabriel.

Almighty God gave His Blessed Mother all the dignity, greatness and holiness necessary to make her His own most perfect Mother.

But He also gave her all the sweetness, love, tenderness and affection necessary to make her our most loving Mother. Mary is truly and really our Mother.

As children when in trouble run to their mothers for help, so ought we to run at once with unbounded confidence to Mary.

St. Bernard and many Saints said that it was never, never heard at any time or in any place that Mary refused to hear the prayers of her children on earth.

Why do we not realize this most consoling truth? Why refuse the love and consolation that God's Sweet Mother is offering us?

Is it our lamentable ignorance which deprives us of such help and consolation.

To love and trust Mary is to be happy on earth now and afterwards to be happy in Heaven.

Dr. Hugh Lammer was a staunch Protestant, with strong prejudices against the Catholic Church.

One day he found an explanation of the Hail Mary and read it. He was so charmed with it that he began to say it daily. Insensibly all his anti-Catholic animosity began to disappear. He became a Catholic, a holy priest and a professor of Catholic Theology in Breslau.

A priest was called to the bedside of a man who was dying in despair because of his sins. Yet he refused obstinately to go to confession. As a last recourse the priest asked him to say at least the Hail Mary after which the poor man made a sincere confession and died a holy death.

In England, a parish priest was asked to go and see a Protestant lady who was gravely ill, and who wished to become a Catholic.

Asked if she had ever gone to a Catholic Church, or, if she had spoken to Catholics, or if she had read Catholic books? She replied, "No, no."

All she could remember was that------when a child------she had learned from a little Catholic neighbor girl the Hail Mary, which she said every night. She was Baptized and before dying had the happiness of seeing her husband and children Baptized.

St. Gertrude tells us in her book, "Revelations" that when we thank God for the graces He has given to any Saint, we get a great share of those particular graces.

What graces, then, do we not receive when we say the Hail Mary while thanking God for all the unspeakable graces He has given His Blessed Mother?

With Ecclesiastical Approval.


". . . One Ave Maria [Hail Mary] said without sensible fervor, but with a pure will in a time of aridity, has much more value in my sight than an entire Rosary recited in the midst of consolations."

The Blessed Mother to Sr: Benigna Consolata Ferrero

"The holy and learned Jesuit, Father Suarez, was so deeply aware of the value of the Angelic Salutation [Hail Mary] that he said that he would gladly give all his learning for the price of one Hail Mary that had been said properly."

St. Louis De Montfort, The Secret of the Rosary, p. 48

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Blessed Alan de la Roche, who was so deeply devoted to the Blessed Virgin, had many revelations from her, and we know that he confirmed the truth of these revelations by a solemn oath. Three of them stand out with special emphasis: the first, that if people fail to say the Hail Mary, which has saved the world, out of carelessness, or because they are lukewarm, or because they hate it, this is an indication that they will probably be condemned to eternal punishment. The second truth is that those who love this divine salutation bear the very special stamp of predestination. The third is that those to whom God has given this favour of loving our Lady and of serving her out of love must take very great care to continue to love and serve her until the time when she shall have had them placed in heaven by her Son in the degree of glory which they have earned (Blessed Alan) 

Blessed Alan also relates that a nun who had always had a great devotion to the Rosary appeared after her death to one of her sisters in religion and said to her, "If I were able to return in my body to have the chance of saying just a single Hail Mary, even without great fervour, I would gladly go through the sufferings that I had during my last illness all over again, in order to gain the merit of this prayer" It is to be noted that she had been bedridden and suffered agonizing pains for several years before she died. 

St. Louis De Montfort, The Secret of the Rosary

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Thought / quote / Reminder

A private suggestion for making good use of the evil thoughts and temptations we daily face

Sinful thoughts that enter your mind are not your own until you consent to them....Don't let the devil fool you.....treat all bad thoughts as temptations. Offer these thoughts with the Precious Blood of Jesus in union with Mary and the Holy Ghost for the conversion of sinners, for the release of the holy souls in purgatory and for the defeat of satan .

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“Offer your temptations for the conversion of sinners. When the Devil sees you doing this, he is beside himself with rage and makes off, because then the temptation is turned against himself.” Saint John Vianney


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A private suggestion  below for understanding that Gods grace is what makes us perfect and we need to desire and ask our Loving God.

Ask to become perfect and with your perseverance in prayer this will be given you

"Be you therefore perfect, as also your heavenly Father is perfect." Matthew 5:48

Jesus loves to give and will not be outdone in generosity and so wishes us to ask for what we need. He wills that we ask through the Most Immaculate Heart of Mary for many, many graces. Our Lady has so many graces to gives those of Her children who ask her for them with humility and perseverance.

Our Most resplendent Queen, as dispenser of Gods graces, delights when we ask her and greatly desires that we ask with childlike confidence.

"Know that I esteemed myself the most
vile, and unworthy of divine grace; therefore I
prayed thus for grace and virtues."

"Do you think that I obtained grace and virtue without effort? Know that I received no grace from God without great effort, constant prayer, ardent desire, and many tears and penances."

Words of Our Blessed Lady to Saint Elizabeth, a Benedictine Nun (St Alphonsus - Glories of Mary)

Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you.Matthew 7:7

Thank the Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost every day for his mercy, goodness, love and kindness. We should live with constant gratitude in our hearts for all that God has done for us, in giving us himself and Mary as Our Blessed Queen and Mother. ............"And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."  St Paul - Colossians 3:12-17

Love God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength and with all your mind and therefore will you keep His Holy Commandments.

 "If you love me, keep my commandments.And I will ask the Father, and he shall give you another Paraclete, that he may abide with you for ever."John 14:15-16

Seek Mary with a fervent desire, and when you have found her do not let her go but cling to her as a frightened child clings to its Mother. "Mary is that happy Ark in which those who take refuge will never suffer the shipwreck of eternal perdition."Saint Bernard

 

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The greatest saints, those richest in grace and virtue will be the most assiduous in praying to the most Blessed Virgin, looking up to her as the perfect model to imitate and as a powerful helper to assist them.

Saint Louis Marie de Montfort 
 

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August Queen of Heaven, sovereign Mistress of the Angels, who didst receive from the beginning the mission and the power to crush the Serpent’s head, we beseech thee to send thy holy Angels, that under thy command and by thy power, they may pursue the evil spirits, encounter them on every side, resist their bold attacks, and drive them hence into the abyss of woe. Most holy Mother, send thy Angels to defend us and to drive the cruel enemy from us. Amen. All ye holy Angels and Archangels help and defend us.

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PRAY, PRAY, PRAY  FOR POPE FRANCIS AND THE CHURCH HIERARCHY, ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT TO CONTINUE TO GOVERN AND PROTECT THE CHURCH AGAINST ALL ATTACKS WITHIN AND WITHOUT.

Of the "final battle," Cardinal Caffara writes, “In that letter we find written: ‘The final battle between the Lord and the kingdom of Satan will be about Marriage and the Family.’ Don't be afraid, she added, because whoever works for the sanctity of Marriage and the Family will always be fought against and opposed in every way, because this is the decisive issue. Then she concluded: ‘nevertheless, Our Lady has already crushed his head’.”

Lúcia dos Santos (left) with fellow visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto

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A private suggestion below for the times in which we live, 

Prayer, Sacrifice, Penance!!!

Speak out boldly against the evils of this world and the plague of modernism within our Holy Catholic Church forewarned by Pope St. Pius X.

Speak out boldly about the four sins crying out to Heaven for vengeance -Wilful murder (The grave evils of abortion & euthanasia), The sin of Sodom (The grave evils of Homosexual acts, same sex marriages, promotion of active LGBT and all manners of depravity, abuse unGodliness and unnatural vices, ) Oppression of the poor, Defrauding labourers of their wages) atheism, blasphemy, sacrileges, irreverence's, abuses, novelties and from all attacks against the holy sacrament of marriage and the sanctity of life from natural conception till true death.

Write to your Bishops, ask them to Consecrate your

Country to The Immaculate Heart of Mary and ask them to stand up and fight for the truth and to preserve our Holy Catholic Faith, founded on Christ and His Apostles from the attacks within and without.

Stand up, Do not be afraid and Fight!... for God is our Helper and Our Lady has already crushed the proud serpents head.

"For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places." Ephesians 6:12

Please continue to pray the Rosary every day for Our Lady's intentions. Many in the Church today have lost the Catholic faith. With the Rosary pray for the Pope, Bishops and priests as Our Lady has requested.

In order to give a greater Glory to God,we need to consecrate ourselves to Jesus through Mary that we may be led by grace to fulfil all her requests. Our Lady knows Gods will better than we do and therefore if we are faithful in doing Mary's will, we will most certainly be doing the will of God.... We long for the day when Our Lady's Immaculate Heart will triumph and through the Reign of Mary, Jesus may Reign supremely in all hearts.

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Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus

For private recitation.

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

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.

Blood of Christ, only-begotten Son of the Eternal Father, save us.

Blood of Christ, Incarnate Word of God, save us.

Blood of Christ, of the New and Eternal Testament, save us.

Blood of Christ, falling upon the earth in the Agony, save us.

Blood of Christ, shed profusely in the Scourging, save us.

Blood of Christ, flowing forth in the Crowning with Thorns, save us.

Blood of Christ, poured out on the Cross, save us.

Blood of Christ, price of our salvation, save us.

Blood of Christ, Without Which there is no forgiveness, save us.

Blood of Christ, Eucharistic drink and refreshment of souls, save us.

Blood of Christ, stream of mercy, save us.

Blood of Christ, victor over demons, save us.

Blood of Christ, courage of Martyrs, save us.

Blood of Christ, strength of Confessors, save us.

Blood of Christ, bringing forth Virgins, save us.

Blood of Christ, help of those in peril, save us.

Blood of Christ, relief of the burdened, save us.

Blood of Christ, solace in sorrow, save us.

Blood of Christ, hope of thepenitent, save us.

Blood of Christ, consolationof the dying, save us.

Blood of Christ, peace and tenderness of hearts, save us.

Blood of Christ, pledge of eternal life, save us.

Blood of Christ, freeing souls from purgatory, save us.

Blood of Christ, most worthy of all glory and honor, save us.

Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord!

. Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord!.

Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Lord!

V. Thou hast redeemed us, O Lord, in Thy Blood.

R. And made us, for our God, a Kingdom.

Let us pray.

Almighty and eternal God, Thou hast appointed Thine only-begotten Son the Redeemer of the world, and willed to be appeased by His Blood. Grant we beg ofThee, that we may worthily adore this price of our salvation, and through its power be safeguarded from the evils of the present life, so that we may rejoice in its fruits forever in Heaven. Through the same Christ our Lord. R. Amen.

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This is the Truth.

Time is very short, eternity is infinitely long, so please spend the rest of your lives preparing for it.

Whoever you are, whatever belief you may hold, whatever the state of your soul...I must proclaim to you a truth that the devil has tried hard to suppress.

Belief in Jesus Christ our Lord is an absolute necessity for your salvation, For there is no other name under heaven given to men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4)


In Brief

God had a plan of salvation which at first, was only revealed to a set people, the Israelites, His specially chosen. The Lord thy God hath chosen thee, to be his peculiar people of all peoples that are upon the earth.(Deuteronomy 7) but afterwards would be open to all who would accept His Son in accordance with His unfathomable Wisdom and Goodness. Go ye into the whole world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be condemned. (Mark 16)

God established His law and Covenants with the Israelites, Jesus Christ was and is the fulfilment of the old law and the covenants by His Life, Death, Resurrection and Ascension into Glory, fulfilling perfectly the Old Testament roles of Priest, Prophet and King. In short, since  Christs Resurrection we have entered into a new creation. Christ has merited forgiveness of all our sins by His Passion and death, taking sin upon himself while on the cross and is rightly called Saviour and Redeemer of mankind. The innocent and spotless Lamb of God offered in sacrifice to the Father at Calvary in atonement for our sins. Christ the Son of God has triumphed over sin and death and man has been reconciled to God, and freed forever from the curse of the old law with the promise of eternal life for those who will believe and accept Him as their Lord and Saviour and keep his commandments.


Christ founded a Church on Peter the prince of the twelve Apostles whom Christ had granted primacy in order that under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, that Christ promised He would send, could lead all souls safely to eternal life after He Ascended into Heaven.   I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven.(Matthew 16)

The deposit  of faith (all Christ taught and did, of which not everything was written down) was passed down from the Apostles to their successors, i.e. the bishops from generation to generation until this present time. The fullness of that truth is found within the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, Christs Mystical body. All who are baptised become members of His Church and are claimed for Christ and are spiritually reborn by the laver of regeneration of water and the Spirit and become a new creation in Christ, but it does not end there...


Every soul is at a different level of understanding along the path of truth and because God wills that all men be saved will most certainly move those who are truly seeking Him by His grace. At first they will recognise the existence of God their Creator, who created all living things. As they cooperate and are enlightened with grace they will recognise by faith that Jesus is their only means of salvation and will receive Baptism. The more a soul is enlightened by grace it will become a full member of the Catholic Church, recognising in Her the absolute Truth and depository of the sacraments, outward signs instituted by Christ for the dispensing of graces, necessary for their salvation. As the soul is enlightened more it will seek true holiness and recognise the absolute necessity, made so by the Will of God, of Mary as Mediatrix of all graces flowing from the redemption of Christ through Her Motherly intercession. A soul cannot attain to perfection and mystical union with Jesus and therefore the Blessed Trinity, a prelude to the beatific vision each blessed soul will receive in heaven without the intercession of this most Glorious and Immaculate Lady, Queen and Mother, as all graces are dispensed by God through Her Hands. Mary is our Heavenly Mother who nourishes, consoles and leads us like little children to Her Divine Son Jesus.

WHAT MUST I DO?

1) REPENT OF YOUR SINS AND DO WORTHY PENANCE FOR THEM.  ALL SINS DEEPLY OFFENDED THE MOST HOLY TRINITY, FATHER, SON AND HOLY GHOST. UNREPENTANT MORTAL SINS WILL LEAD YOUR SOUL TO ETERNAL SEPARATION FROM GOD IN HELL.

https://biblestudiesforcatholics.com/free-downloads/Repentance-Penance.pdf

2) HUMBLY ASK GOD TO GRANT YOU THE GIFT OF SUPERNATURAL FAITH, WITHOUT WHICH WE CANNOT BE PLEASING TO HIM.

http://scborromeo.org/ccc/p3s1c1a7.htm

3) RECEIVE THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM AND PREPARE TO BECOME A FULLY INITIATED MEMBER OF CHRISTS CHURCH ON EARTH, HIS MYSTICAL BODY.

http://www.biblicalcatholic.com/apologetics/num2.htm

https://www.catholic.com/tract/the-necessity-of-baptism

http://www.liturgyoffice.org.uk/Resources/Rites/RCIA.pdf

4) HOLD TO ALL THE TEACHINGS OF THE CATHOLIC FAITH, WHO ALONE HAS THE FULLNESS OF TRUTH, OUTSIDE OF WHICH THERE IS NO SALVATION.

https://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM

https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02033b.htm

 "DOMINUS IESUS" ON THE UNICITY AND SALVIFIC UNIVERSALITY 
OF JESUS CHRIST AND THE CHURCH

5) LISTEN TO THE WORDS OF CHRIST IN THE GOSPELS AND CARRY THEM OUT IN YOUR LIVES BEING FAITHFUL TO HIS COMMANDMENTS. PRAY, PRAY PRAY.

https://www.biblehub.com/drb/john/14.htm

6) STRIVE FOR PERFECTION AND HOLINESS BY IMITATING CHRISTS VIRTUES AND PRACTICING TRUE CHARITY AND PARTICIAPTING REGULARLY IN THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS AND THE SACRAMENTS, ESPECIALLY HIS MOST PRECIOUS BODY AND BLOOD IN HOLY COMMUNION, EACH OF WHICH IS AN ENCOUNTER WITH CHRIST WHO INSTITUTED THEM AND A SOURCE OF IMMEASURABLE GRACE FOR YOUR SOULS. 

https://www.catholicfidelity.com/apologetics-topics/mass/the-mass/

https://www.catholicfidelity.com/apologetics-topics/sacraments/the-bible-on-the-seven-sacraments/

7) FOSTER A MOST FERVENT DEVOTION TO MARY, THE MOST HOLY MOTHER OF GOD AND CONSECRATE YOURSELF TO JESUS THROUGH HER MOST HOLY AND IMMACULATE HEART THAT SHE MAY LEAD YOU TO A CLOSE UNION WITH HER DIVINE SON JESUS. BY GODS HOLY WILL, OUR BLESSED LADY IS GIVEN AS HIS MERCY TO SOULS THAT HE WISHES TO SAVE. THUS THE REIGN OF JESUS THROUGH MARY. HONOUR YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL AND ALL THE ANGELS AND SAINTS IN HEAVEN.

http://www.catholictradition.org/Mary/mary2.htm

8) LOOK FORWARD WITH GREAT HOPE AND EXCITEMENT TO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN WHERE WE MAY SEE GOD AS HE REALLY IS, REIGN WITH HIM AND ENJOY HIM IN THE COMPANY OF OUR HEAVENLY QUEEN, SAINT JOSEPH AND ALL THE ANGELS AND SAINTS FOR ALL ETERNITY.

http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p123a12.htm

OUR FATHER

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. 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, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Amen.

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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,

  God the Holy Ghost,

  Holy Trinity, one God, 

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,

  Heart of Jesus, substantially united to the Word of God, 

Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty, 

Heart of Jesus, holy temple of God,

  Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High, 

Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate of Heaven, 

Heart of Jesus, burning furnace of charity, 

Heart of Jesus, abode of justice and love,

  Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love, 

Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues,

  Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise,

  Heart of Jesus, King and centre of all hearts,

  Heart of Jesus, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge,

  Heart of Jesus, in whom dwells all the fullness of divinity,

  Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father was well pleased,

  Heart of Jesus, of whose fullness we have all received,

  Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills,

  Heart of Jesus, patient and most merciful,

  Heart of Jesus, enriching all who invoke Thee, 

Heart of Jesus, fountain of life and holiness, 

Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our sins, 

Heart of Jesus, loaded down with opprobrium,

  Heart of Jesus, bruised for our offences,

  Heart of Jesus, obedient unto death, 

Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance,

  Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation,

  Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection, 

Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation,

  Heart of Jesus, victim for sin, 

Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who trust in Thee,

  Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in Thee,

  Heart of Jesus, delight of all  the saints,

 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. 


V. Jesus, meek and humble of Heart, 

R. Make our hearts like unto Thine. 
Let us pray.

Almighty and everlasting God, graciously regard the Heart of Thy well-beloved Son and the acts of praise and satisfaction which He renders Thee on behalf of us sinners; and through their merit grant pardon to us who implore Thy mercy, in the name of the Thy Son Jesus Christ; Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.


Devotional Prayers

Litany of Humility For private devotion

O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being loved, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being extolled, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being honoured, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being praised, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being preferred to others, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being consulted, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being approved, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being humiliated, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being despised, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of suffering rebukes, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being calumniated, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being forgotten, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being ridiculed, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being wronged, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being suspected, Deliver me, Jesus.
That others may be loved more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be esteemed more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That, in the opinion of the world,
others may increase and I may decrease, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be chosen and I set aside, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be praised and I unnoticed, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be preferred to me in everything, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

Litany of Humility For private devotion

O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being loved, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being extolled, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being honoured, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being praised, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being preferred to others, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being consulted, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being approved, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being humiliated, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being despised, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of suffering rebukes, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being calumniated, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being forgotten, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being ridiculed, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being wronged, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being suspected, Deliver me, Jesus.
That others may be loved more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be esteemed more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That, in the opinion of the world,
others may increase and I may decrease, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be chosen and I set aside, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be praised and I unnoticed, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be preferred to me in everything, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

Marian Prayers

O My Jesus, I offer thee the most Holy and Immaculate Heart of Mary in atonement for all the sinfulness of mankind and within Thy Holy Catholic Church, for all blasphemies, sacrileges, outrages, irreverences, ingratitude and insults against thee and thy Holy Name and especially in thy Most Holy Eucharist.

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Hail Mary Hail

Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death. Amen

Magnificat

My soul doth magnify the Lord. and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. Because He hath regarded the humility of his hand-maid; For behold, from henceforth :  all generations shall call me blessed. Because he that is mighty hath done great things to me :  and holy is his Name. And his mercy is from generation to generations to them that fear Him :  He hath showed might in his arm :  He hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart. He hath put down the mighty from their seat :  and hath exalted the humble. He hath filled the hungry with good things :  and the rich he hath sent empty away. He hath received Israel His servant,  being mindful of his mercy  As he spoke to our fathers,  to Abraham and to his seed for ever. Amen

Glory be to the Father etc.

The Angelus (Traditionally recited daily at 6am, noon and 6pm)

V.  The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,

R.  And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary, full of Grace, The Lord is with Thee; Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen

V.  Behold the handmaid of the Lord.

R.  Be it done unto me according to thy Word.

Hail Mary, full of Grace, The Lord is with Thee; Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen

V.  And the Word was made flesh.

R.  And dwelt amongst us.

Hail Mary, full of Grace, The Lord is with Thee; Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen

V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:  Pour forth, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His resurrection; through the same Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

Regina Caeli During Eastertide - ( Easter Sunday to Pentecost)

recite the Regina Caeli Queen of Heaven V. Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia. R. For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia. V. Has risen, as he said, alleluia. R. Pray for us to God, alleluia. V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia. R. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia. Let us pray. O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen. http://www.ewtn.com/faith/teachings/maryd6c.htm



O Jesus living in Mary

O Jesus living in Mary, Come and live in Thy servants, In the spirit of Thy  holiness, In the fullness of Thy might, In the truth of Thy virtues, In the perfection of Thy ways, In the communion of Thy  mysteries, Subdue every hostile power In thy spirit, for the glory of the Father.


The Little Crown of the Blessed Virgin

(Method as practised by Saint Louis Marie De Montfort - Should be included as part of Morning prayers)

Introductory prayer

Come Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of thy faithful and en-kindle within them the fire of thy love.

V. Send forth thy Spirit and they shall be created,

R. And thou shalt renew the face of thy earth.

I. Crown of Excellence

(To honour the divine maternity of the Blessed Virgin, her ineffable virginity, her purity without stain and her innumerable virtues.)

OUR FATHER

1. Hail Mary

Blessed art thou, O Virgin Mary, who didst bear the Lord, the Creator of the world; thou didst give birth to him who made thee and remainest a virgin forever.

V. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary, R. Rejoice a thousand times!

2. Hail Mary

O Holy and Immaculate Virgin, I know not with what praise to extoll thee, since thou didst bear in thy womb the very one Whom the Heavens cannot contain.

V. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary,

R. Rejoice a thousand times!

3. Hail Mary

Thou art all fair, O Virgin Mary, and there is no stain in thee.

V. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary,

R. Rejoice a thousand times!

4. Hail Mary

Thy virtues, O Virgin, surpass the stars in number.

V. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary,

R. Rejoice a thousand times!

Glory be to the Father.

II. Crown of Power

(To honour the royalty of the Blessed Virgin, her magnificence, her universal mediation and the strength of her rule.)

OUR FATHER

5. Hail Mary

Glory be to thee, O empress of the world ! Bring us with thee to the joys of Heaven.

V. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary,

R. Rejoice a thousand times!

6. Hail Mary

Glory be to thee, O treasure, house of the Lord's graces! Grant us a share in thy riches.

V. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary,

R. Rejoice a thousand times!

7. Hail Mary

Glory be to thee, Mediatrix between God and man! Through thee may the Almighty be favourable to us.

V. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary,

R. Rejoice a thousand times!

8. Hail Mary

Glory be to thee, who destroyest heresies and crushest demons, be thou our loving guide.

V. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary, R. Rejoice a thousand times! Glory be to the Father.


III. Crown of Goodness

(To honour the mercy of the Blessed Virgin towards sinners, the poor, the just and the dying)

OUR FATHER

9. Hail Mary

Glory be to thee, O refuge of sinners ! Intercede for us with God.

V. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary, R. Rejoice a thousand times!

10. Hail Mary

Glory be to thee, O Mother of orphans! Render the Almighty favourable to us.

V. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary, R. Rejoice a thousand times!

11. Hail Mary

Glory be to thee, O joy of the just! Lead us with thee to the joys of Heaven.

V. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary, R. Rejoice a thousand times!

12. Hail Mary

Glory be to thee who art ever ready to assist us in life and in death! Lead us with thee to the kingdom of Heaven!

V. Rejoice, O Virgin Mary, R. Rejoice a thousand times! Glory be to the Father.

LET US PRAY

Hail, Mary, Daughter of God the Father; Hail Mary, Mother of God the Son; Hail Mary, Spouse of the Holy Ghost; Hail, Mary Temple of the Most Holy Trinity; Hail, Mary, my mistress, my treasure, my joy, Queen of my heart; my Mother, my life, my sweetness, my dearest hope, yea, my heart and my soul! I am all thine and all that I have is thine, O Virgin blessed above all things ! Let thy soul be in me to magnify the Lord; Let thy Spirit be in me to rejoice in God . Set thyself, O faithful Virgin, as a seal upon my heart, that in thee and through thee I may be found faithful to God. Receive me O gracious Virgin, among those whom thou lovest and teachest, whom thou leadest, nourishest and protectest as thy children. Grant that for love of thee I may despise all earthly consolations and ever cling to those of heaven; until through the Holy Ghost, thy faithful Spouse, and through thee, His faithful Spouse,  Jesus Christ thy son be formed in me for the Glory of the Father. Amen.


Memorare
Remember O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy inter-cession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother! To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy, hear and answer me . Amen.


Salve Regina 

Hail Holy Queen Mother of Mercy, hail ,our life, our sweetness and our hope.  To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us, and after this our exile, show unto us the Blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O Clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary, V. Pray for us O Holy Mother of God, R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen.


Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Lord have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,

God the Holy Ghost, Holy Trinity, one God.

Holy Mary, pray for us.

Holy Mother of God,

Holy Virgin of virgins,

Mother of Christ,

Mother of the Church,

Mother of divine grace,

Mother most pure,

Mother most chaste,

Mother inviolate,

Mother undefiled,

Mother most amiable,

Mother most admirable,

Mother of good counsel,

Mother of our Creator,

Mother of our Saviour,

Virgin most prudent,

Virgin most venerable,

Virgin most renowned,

Virgin most powerful,

Virgin most merciful,

Virgin most faithful,

Mirror of justice,

Seat of wisdom,

Cause of our joy,

Spiritual vessel,

Vessel of honor,

Singular vessel of devotion,

Mystical rose,

Tower of David,

Tower of ivory,

House of gold,

Ark of the covenant,

Gate of heaven,

Morning star,

Health of the sick,

Refuge of sinners,

Comforter of the afflicted,

Help of Christians,

Queen of Angels,

Queen of Patriarchs,

Queen of Prophets,

Queen of Apostles,

Queen of Martyrs,

Queen of Confessors,

Queen of Virgins,

Queen of all Saints,

Queen conceived without original sin,

Queen assumed into heaven,

Queen of the most holy Rosary,

Queen of families Queen of peace.

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.

Christ hear us, Christ graciously hear us.

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God. R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray. Grant unto us, Thy servants, we beseech Thee, O Lord God,  at all times to enjoy health of soul and body; and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, when freed from the sorrows of this present life, to enter into that joy which hath no end. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

http://www.marysrosaries.com/collaboration/index.php?title=File:Assumption_009.jpg

Maria Vincit, Maria Regnat, Maria Imperat

Praises for Mary

(on the model of the Divine praises)

For private devotion only

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http://www.marysrosaries.com/collaboration/index.php?title=File:Assumption_009.jpg

FOR PRIVATE DEVOTION ONLY



Blessed be Mary,

Blessed be Her Holy Name

Blessed be Mary, Mother of Jesus; True God and True Man,

Blessed be the Name of Mary, Virgin & Mother

Blessed be Her Most Holy & Immaculate Heart,

Blessed be Her Holy martyrdom at the foot of the cross,

Blessed be Mary, Mother of Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar,

Blessed be the Great Mother of God, Mary Most Holy,

Blessed be Her Most Holy and Immaculate Conception,

Blessed be Her Holy birth and childhood,

Blessed be Mary in Her poverty, sufferings and sorrows,

Blessed be Her Divine Motherhood,

Blessed be Her Most Beautiful, Chaste and Holy Soul,

Blessed be Her sublime purity and chastity,

Blessed be Her Glorious and Sacred Virginity,

Blessed be Her Most Resplendent and Unsurpassed Beauty,

Blessed be Mary, Tabernacle of the Most High

Blessed be Her Glorious Assumption & Coronation,

Blessed be Mary in all Her Merits and Virtues,

Blessed be Her Glorious Victories & Triumphs throughout the ages,

Blessed be Mary, Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate.

Blessed be Mary in Her Angels and in Her Saints

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Devotion of reparation to the Holy Face of Jesus

Saint Therese of Lisieux was very dedicated to this devotion, which prompted her to take the name, "Therese of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face". This devotion was universally practised before World War I but unfortunately, has since become scarcely known. "It is the express will of God that this devotion be established in every diocese; that it be most zealously propagated; and granted a papal brief so that it will never perish." (Revelations from Our Divine Lord concerning reparation to His Holy Face, as told by Sister Mary of St Peter)

Prayer to the Wound on the Shoulder of Christ

'O Loving Jesus, Meek Lamb of God, I, a miserable sinner, salute and worship the most Sacred Wound of Thy Shoulder on which Thou didst bear Thy heavy Cross, which so tore Thy Flesh and laid bare Thy Bones as to inflict on Thee an anguish greater than any other wound of Thy Most Blessed Body. I adore Thee, O Jesus most sorrowful; I praise and glorify Thee and give Thee thanks for this most sacred and painful Wound, beseeching Thee by that exceeding pain and by the crushing burden of Thy heavy Cross, to be merciful to me, a sinner, to forgive me all my mortal and venial sins and to lead me on towards Heaven along the Way of Thy Cross. Amen."
Prayer attributed to Saint Bernard

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Litany of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

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 Mary, pray for us.

Heart of Mary, like unto the Heart of God, pray for us.

Heart of Mary, united to the Heart of Jesus, etc.

Heart of Mary, instrument of the Holy Ghost…

Heart of Mary, sanctuary of the Divine Trinity…

Heart of Mary, tabernacle of God Incarnat…

Heart of Mary, immaculate from thy creation…

Heart of Mary, full of grace…

Heart of Mary, blessed among all hearts…

Heart of Mary, throne of glory…

Heart of Mary, most humble…

Heart of Mary, holocaust of Divine Love…

Heart of Mary, fastened to the Cross with Jesus Crucified…

Heart of Mary, comfort of the afflicted…

Heart of Mary, refuge of sinners…

Heart of Mary, hope of the agonizing…

Heart of Mary, seat of mercy…

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.

Christ hear us, Christ, graciously hear us.

V. Immaculate Mary, meek and humble of heart, Make our hearts like unto the Heart of Jesus.


Let Us Pray O most merciful God, Who, for the salvation of sinners and the refuge of the miserable, was pleased that the Most Pure Heart of Mary should be most like in charity and pity to the Divine Heart of Thy Son, Jesus Christ, grant that we who commemorate this sweet and loving Heart may by the merits and intercession of the same Blessed Virgin, merit to be found like to the Heart of Jesus, through the same Christ Our Lord. R. Amen.

This litany was composed by John Henry (Cardinal) Newman shortly after he converted to Catholicism in 1845. http://www.saint-mike.org/library/litanies/immaculateheart.html LITANY OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY (alternative)

Lord, have mercy on us. – LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US.
Christ, have mercy on us. – CHRIST, HAVE MERCY ON US.
Lord, 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, Sanctifier of souls, – HAVE MERCY ON US.
Holy Trinity, One God, – HAVE MERCY ON US.

Heart of Mary, always immaculate,
– PRAY FOR US. (Repeat after each line.)

Heart of Mary, full of grace,

Heart of Mary, blessed among all hearts,

Heart of Mary,tabernacle of the Most Holy Trinity,

Heart of Mary, most similar to the Heart of Jesus,

Heart of Mary, object of indulgences of the Heart of Jesus,

Heart of Mary, as beautiful as the lily among thorns,

Heart of Mary, crowned with the roses of innocence,

Heart of Mary, always hidden from the snares of the enemy,

Heart of Mary, mediator between God and men,

Heart of Mary, guarding the secrets of heaven,

Heart of Mary, abyss of humility,
Heart of Mary, throne of mercy,

Heart of Mary, who loves the Father with a Daughter’s love,

Heart of Mary, united to the Son with a Mother’s love,

Heart of Mary, united to the Holy Spirit with a Spouse’s love,

Heart of Mary, ocean of goodness,

Heart of Mary,miracle of innocence and purity,

Heart of Mary, mirror of all divine perfection,

Heart of Mary, where the Blood of Christ, the price of our redemption, was formed,

Heart of Mary, whose desires sped up the salvation of the world,

Heart of Mary, which obtained grace for sinners,

Heart of Mary, which most faithfully keeps the words and actions of Jesus,

Heart of Mary, pierced by the sword of sorrow,

Heart of Mary, most afflicted by the Passion of Christ,

Heart of Mary, nailed to the Cross with Christ,

Heart of Mary, buried by sorrow with Jesus in the tomb,

Heart of Mary, enlivened by joy in the Resurrection,

Heart of Mary, full of sweetness in the Ascension of Jesus,

Heart of Mary, crowned with the new fullness of grace coming from the Holy Spirit,

Heart of Mary, consolation of the afflicted,

Heart of Mary, refuge of sinners,

Heart of Mary, hope and sweet aid of those who love you,

Heart of Mary, help of the dying, Heart of Mary, joy of all saints, – PRAY FOR US.


Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, – FORGIVE US, LORD.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, – HEAR US, LORD.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, – HAVE MERCY ON US.

Jesus Christ, hear us. – JESUS CHRIST, GRACIOUSLY HEAR US.

V. Pray for us, Immaculate Heart of Mary, R. That we may be worthy of obtaining the promises of Christ. Let us pray: God of goodness, You filled the most holy and immaculate Heart of Mary with feelings of mercy and kindness, which fill the Heart of Jesus Christ, Your Son. Grant to all those who honour this virginal Heart the grace to keep until death in perfect harmony with the feelings and inclinations of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. – AMEN.


 https://prayers4reparation.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/litany-of-the-immaculate-heart-of-mary/

Saint Michael the Archangel

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray: and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Fifteen prayers Our Lord gave to St Bridget of Sweden for honouring his wounds

These prayers are approved by Pope Pius IX


Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The following version of the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary is from the Liturgy of the Hours. (The link also contains an older version of the Office) 

Reparation for insults to the Blessed Virgin Mary

 (words of the prayer from Raccolta)

O blessed Virgin, Mother of God, look down in mercy from Heaven, where thou art enthroned as Queen, upon me, a miserable sinner, thine unworthy servant. Although I know full well my own unworthiness, yet in order to atone for the offences that are done to thee by impious and blasphemous tongues, from the depths of my heart I praise and extol thee as the purest, the fairest, the holiest creature of all God's handiwork. I bless thy holy name, I praise thine exalted privilege of being truly Mother of God, ever Virgin, conceived without stain of sin, Co-Redemptrix of the human race. I bless the Eternal Father who chose thee in an especial way for His daughter; I bless the Word Incarnate who took upon Himself our nature in thy bosom and so made thee His Mother; I bless the Holy Spirit who took thee as His bride. All honour, praise and thanksgiving to the ever-blessed Trinity who predestined thee and loved thee so exceedingly from all eternity as to exalt thee above all creatures to the most sublime heights. O Virgin, holy and merciful, obtain for all who offend thee the grace of repentance, and graciously accept this poor act of homage from me thy servant, obtaining likewise for me from thy Divine Son the pardon and remission of all my sins. Amen.

Reparation for blasphemy against the Blessed Virgin Mary (words of the prayer from Raccolta)

Most glorious Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, turn thine eyes in pity upon us, miserable sinners; we are sore afflicted by the many evils that surround us in this life, but especially do we feel our hearts break within us upon hearing the dreadful insults and blasphemies uttered against thee, O Virgin Immaculate. O how these impious sayings offend the infinite Majesty of God and of His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ! How they provoke His indignation and give us cause to fear the terrible effects of His vengeance! Would that the sacrifice of our lives might avail to put an end to such outrages and blasphemies; were it so, how gladly we should make it, for we desire, O most holy Mother, to love thee and to honour thee with all our hearts, since this is the will of God. And just because we love thee, we will do all that is in our power to make thee honoured and loved by all men. In the meantime do thou, our merciful Mother, the supreme comforter of the afflicted, accept this our act of reparation which we offer thee for ourselves and for all our families, as well as for all who impiously blaspheme thee, not knowing what they say. Do thou obtain for them from Almighty God the grace of conversion, and thus render more manifest and more glorious thy kindness, thy power and thy great mercy. May they join with us in proclaiming thee blessed among women, the Immaculate Virgin and most compassionate Mother of God.

Hail Mary x 3 times

Link to Raccolta provided through Wikipedia - see below.


General Praise to God

FOR PRIVATE DEVOTION ONLY

How awesome are You My God, Father, Son & Holy Ghost Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; Blessed are You in Your magnificent works Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; It would take eternity to name them all

Glory be to the Father,and the Son and the Holy Ghost; But none should be forgotten Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; And so let the angels of the Lord assist me Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; As they sing forever more Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; With all the Saints and blessed Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; How awesome are You and Your Works O Lord, Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; In the stars and lights of heaven Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; In the sun, moon and orbs of the planets, Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; On the surface of the earth and grass of the fields Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; In the colours of the rainbow Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; In the Rose, the daisy and the snowdrop Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; In the sycamore, ash and Oak tree Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; In the varieties and shapes of all the leaves Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; In the honey bee and butterfly Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; In the Lion, lamb and horse Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; And what about the clouds of heaven? Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; That forever dress the dome above us Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; How can we forget about them? Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; Are not they magnificent? Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; Not satisfied with a beautiful portrait for us to gaze upon Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; You continually redraw the canvas for us Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; The white against the blue hue of the sky; resplendent Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; All the different types and shapes; stupendous Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; Oh, and the sunrise and sunsets; magnificent Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; And then you change the mood and keep us humble Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; Reminding us of how vulnerable we are Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; And introduce the darker sky; mysterious Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; The grey and dull, O bless the Lord Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; That bring the mists of heaven to the earth Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; The rain and the snow, O bless the Lord Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost;   That water and clothe the lands Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; The ice and hail, O bless the Lord Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; That warm our hearts in the colder days Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; The winds and storms, O bless the Lord Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; That remind us of Your immense power Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; Oh how we need You O Lord Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; Keep us in the truth, lest we succumb to pride Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; That evil monster that tells lies and falsehoods Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; That makes us believe we are the masters Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; Seeking answers to Your mysteries from ourselves Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; Instead of seeking the truth from above Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; As if we knew anything that was not given Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; All is given by You O Lord Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; O how we need to renounce ourselves daily Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; Where there is no praise of Your works there is corruption Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; Corruption of the heart, and a disorder in the soul Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; Free us Lord from such evil, we implore You Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; Grant us the grace to love all you have made Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; To love them all with a burning fire of love Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; And to continuously praise You for them Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; To rejoice in the least you have made Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; Because You O Lord willed its existence Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; And anything that pertains to You I wish to love Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; Because these belong to You. Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; But You O Lord give us the truth to set us free Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; To set us on the path of righteousness Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; Oh what joy when we can see this Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; To understand why we have been created Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; To know that when we embrace the truth Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; How our hearts turn to You O Lord Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; And You fill us to capacity O loving God Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost; Fill us with Love, Hope, Peace & Joy Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost;

Short ejaculations / invocations / sayings / prayers in honour of Our Lady  

FOR PRIVATE DEVOTION ONLY

I can do all things in Her who strengthens me.

O Mary, come to my assistance, O Lady make haste to help me.

 O Mary save me lest I perish, I cried to the Lady and She answered Me, I cried to Mary and She heard my prayer.

 Sell all you have and buy the field of Mary that you may gain that hidden treasure which is Christ Jesus Her Son.

Love Mary with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength and with all your mind and She will purify you and present you to Jesus.

Praise God for all the most wonderful works of His Hands. Praise God for Mary and Her immense beauty which surpasses all our understanding.

 The fragrance of Mary’s holiness and Her most beautiful scents bring great joy and life to the soul.

Give up all to possess Mary and She will take you into her Garden enclosed. Renounce all things of the world and think of Her at every moment and She will share her delightful fruits with you. Sacrifice all to gain Her and She will bring You Her Divine Son.

Let Her beautiful psalter, written by a saint, inspired by the Holy Ghost, penetrate to the depths of your heart and continual sweetness will fill your souls.

 Mary is that spiritual ladder that Her children climb to reach unto eternal salvation.  

What is there not to love about Mary? She is Holy, merciful, pure, chaste, loving, full of goodness and wills only the Glory of Her Son and our eternal salvation. Cry unto her therefore in the midst of your sins and She will save you from falling into the abyss.

Mary is the Holy Tabernacle of God, incense Her along with Her Son by the piety and devotion of the Most Holy Rosary.

The Rosary is the life jacket we need to save us from drowning in the waters of concupiscence.  Never forget the sorrows of Mary even for a single day, that She may share with you Her eternal joys.

Mary is simply awesome!...There is no sufficient words in the human language to describe Her Divine Son.

When in temptation invoke the name of Mary or fall into sin, you choose.  In the Morning, Mary, Mary, Mary, In the Evening of Our Life Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

O Mary, Thou art my Queen, I will ever serve Thee; Thou art my Heavenly Mistress, I will ever obey Thee; Thou art the Mother of God, I will ever praise Thee; Thou art my  Mediatrix and Advocate , I will ever thank Thee; Thou art my Mother, I will ever love Thee; Thou art my Star, I will ever follow Thee; Thou art my Model, I will ever imitate Thee; After Jesus, Thou art my all in all, I will ever live with Thee. Amen

For private devotion only.

Hail Jesus,
Lamb of God,
The Father and the Spirit are with thee.
Blessed art thou O Mighty Saviour,
Our Lord, God and Heavenly King.
Holy Jesus,
Son of Mary,
have mercy on us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death. Amen.
For private devotion only.

  • O Jesus, Thou art my King, I will ever serve Thee;
  • Thou art my Master, I will ever obey Thee;
  • Thou art my Lord and God, I will ever praise Thee;
  • Thou art my Saviour, I will ever thank Thee;
  • Thou art my elder Brother, I will ever love Thee;
  • Thou art the Way, I will ever follow Thee;
  • Thou art the Truth, I will ever listen to Thee;
  • Thou art the Life, I will ever die for Thee;
  • Thou art my all in all, I will ever live with Thee. Amen
  • For private devotion only.

Hail Joseph, Son of David, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among men, O faithful guardian of the infant Jesus. Holy Joseph, Spouse of Mary, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

For private devotion only.

O Joseph, Thou art my Holy Patron, I will ever serve Thee; Thou art the Spouse of the Mother of God, I will ever praise Thee; Thou art my Heavenly intercessor and Protector , I will ever thank Thee; Thou art like a Father unto me, I will ever love Thee; Thou art my Model, I will ever imitate Thee; After Jesus and Mary ,Thou art my all in all, I will ever live with Thee. Amen

For private devotion only.

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