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PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF GOOD REMEDY

PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF GOOD REMEDY

ABOUT OUR LADY OF GOOD REMEDY:

800 years ago Christians were being captured by the Muslims and sold into slavery by the thousands, and nobody knew what to do about it. Then, in the year 1198, a man had an idea. St John of Matha founded the Trinitarians to go to the slave markets, buy the Christian slaves and set them free.
To carry out this plan, the Trinitarians needed large amounts of money. So, they placed their fundraising efforts under the patronage of Mary. They were so successful that, over the centuries, the Trinitarians were able to free thousands and thousands of people and to return them safely home.
In gratitude for her miraculous assistance, St John of Matha honoured Mary with the title of “Our Lady of Good Remedy”. Devotion to Mary under this ancient title is widely known in Europe and Latin America, and the Church celebrates her feast day on October 8. Our Lady of Good Remedy is often depicted as the Virgin Mary handing a bag of money to St John of Matha.
When in need – for whatever reason, but especially where you have had difficulty obtaining help – invoke the aid of Our Lady of Good Remedy, and you will surely experience the power of her intercession.

THE NOVENA PRAYER:

O Queen of Heaven and earth, Most Holy Virgin, we venerate thee. Thou art the beloved Daughter of the Most High God, the chosen Mother of the Incarnate Word, the Immaculate Spouse of the Holy Spirit, the Sacred Vessel of the Most Holy Trinity.
O Mother of the Divine Redeemer, who under the title of Our Lady of Good Remedy comes to the aid of all who call upon thee, extend your maternal protection to us. We depend on thee, Dear Mother, as helpless and needy children depend on a tender and caring mother.

Hail Mary…

O Lady of Good Remedy, source of unfailing help, grant that we may draw from thy treasury of graces in our time of need.
Touch the hearts of sinners, that they may seek reconciliation and forgiveness. Bring comfort to the afflicted and the lonely; help the poor and the hopeless; aid the sick and the suffering. May they be healed in body and strengthened in spirit to endure their sufferings with patient resignation and Christian fortitude.

Hail Mary…

Dear Lady of Good Remedy, source of unfailing help, thy compassionate heart knows a remedy for every affliction and misery we encounter in life. Help me with thy prayers and intercession to find a remedy for my problems and needs, especially for … (Here indicate your special intentions.)
On my part, O loving Mother, I pledge myself to a more intensely Christian lifestyle, to a more careful observance of the laws of God, to be more conscientious in fulfilling the obligations of my state in life, and to strive to be a source of healing in this broken world of ours.
Dear Lady of Good Remedy, be ever present to me, and through thy intercession, may I enjoy health of body and peace of mind, and grow stronger in the faith and in the love of thy Son, Jesus.

Hail Mary…

V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of Good Remedy.

R. That we may deepen our dedication to thy Son, and make the world alive with His Spirit.

 

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PRAYER TO ST GEORGE FOR COURAGE

PRAYER TO ST GEORGE FOR COURAGE

ST GEORGE, MARTYR; MEMORIAL: APRIL 23

Faithful servant of God and invincible martyr, St George, inflamed with a burning love of Christ, you fought against the dragon of pride, falsehood, and deceit. Neither pain nor torture, nor the sword nor death could part you from the love of Christ.

I implore you for the sake of this love to help me by your intercession to overcome the temptations that surround me, and to bear bravely the trials that oppress me, so that I may patiently carry my cross, and let neither distress nor difficulty separate me from the love of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.

 
 

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PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS

PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS

Lord Jesus Christ, Shepherd of souls, who called the apostles to be fishers of men, raise up new apostles in your holy Church. Teach them that to serve you is to reign: to possess you is to possess all things. Kindle in the young hearts of our sons and daughters the fire of zeal for souls. Make them eager to spread your Kingdom on earth. Grant them the courage to follow you, who are the Way, the Truth and the Life; who live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for us. Help our students who are preparing for the priesthood.

 

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THE SWEETNESS OF THE NAME OF JESUS

THE SWEETNESS OF THE NAME OF JESUS

THE NAME OF JESUS GIVES ME COMFORT – IT HAS LIGHTENED MY MIND WITH THE HEAT OF UNCREATED LIGHT

Ah! That wonderful Name! Ah! That delectable Name! … Jesus is the Name that is above all names, Name together highest, without which no man hopes for health. This Name is sweet and joyful, giving truthful comfort into man’s heart.

A JOYOUS SONG

Soothly, the Name of Jesus is, in my mind, a joyous song, in my ear a heavenly sound, in my mouth honey-full sweetness. Therefore, it is no wonder if I love that Name, which gives me comfort in every anguish. I cannot pray, I cannot meditate but in sounding the Name of Jesus.

NO JOY WITHOUT JESUS

I savour no joy that is un-mingled with Jesus. Wheresoever I be, wheresoever I sit, whatsoever I do, the remembrance of the Name of Jesus departs not from my mind. I have set it as a token upon my heart, as a token upon my arm; for “love is as strong as death”.

EVERLASTING LOVE

As death slays all, so love overcomes all. Everlasting love has overcome me, not to slay but to quicken me. But it has wounded me in order to heal me; it has struck through my heart that it may be the more healthfully healed; and now, overcame, I yield.

UNLESS I LIVE FOR ETERNAL JOY, VERY SOON I MUST DIE

Unless I live for joy, very soon I must die, for I, in this feeble flesh, cannot suffice to bear so flowing a sweetness, and ever it falls into inebriation; the flesh cannot fail in its virtue awhile the soul in such joy is ravished to joy. But wherefore comes such joy to me but for Jesus? The Name of Jesus has taught me to sing, and has lightened my mind with the heat of uncreated light.
– Richard Rolle, 14th century

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2016 in Words of Wisdom

 

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PRAYER FOR THE THIRD WEEK AFTER EASTER

PRAYER FOR THE THIRD WEEK AFTER EASTER

O God, you shed the light of truth on those who stray, that they may return to the way of righteousness; may all who call themselves Christians, reject what is opposed to that name, and eagerly seek out whatever is in keeping with it.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen

 

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A TIMELY REMINDER: THE ANGELUS PRAYER

A TIMELY REMINDER: THE ANGELUS PRAYER

(To be prayed at 6 am, 12pm – noon, 6 pm)
The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R. And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.
– Hail Mary, etc…
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord
R. Be it done to me according to Your Word.
– Hail Mary, etc…
V. And the Word was made flesh.
R. And dwelt among us.
– Hail Mary, etc…
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 implore You, O Lord, Your grace into our
hearts; that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Your
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.
Amen.

 

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TODAY’S GOSPEL READING (JOHN 21:1-14)

TODAY’S GOSPEL READING (JOHN 21:1-14)

GOSPEL READING (JOHN 21:1-14)
JESUS STEPPED FORWARD, TOOK THE BREAD AND GAVE IT TO THEM, AND THE SAME WITH THE FISH.

Later on, Jesus showed himself again to the disciples. It was by the Sea of Tiberias, and it happened like this: Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee and two more of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said, “I’m going fishing.” They replied, “We’ll come with you.” They went out and got into the boat but caught nothing that night.

It was light by now and there stood Jesus on the shore, though the disciples did not realise that it was Jesus. Jesus called out, “Have you caught anything friends?” And when they answered, “No”, he said, “Throw the net out to starboard and you’ll find something.” So they dropped the net, and there were so many fish that they could not haul in. The disciple Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord.” At these words, “It is the Lord”, Simon Peter, who had practically nothing on, wrapped his cloak round him and jumped into the water. The other disciples came on in the boat, towing the net and the fish; they were only about a hundred yards from land.

As soon as they came ashore they saw that there was some bread there, and a charcoal fire with fish cooking on it. Jesus said, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.” Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net to the shore, full of big fish, one hundred and fifty-three of them; and in spite of there being so many the net was not broken. Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples was bold enough to ask, “Who are you?”; they knew quite well it was the Lord. Jesus then stepped forward, took the bread and gave it to them, and the same with the fish. This was the third time that Jesus showed himself to the disciples after rising from the dead.

V. The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 

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