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THE SCAPULAR OF MOUNT CARMEL

THE SCAPULAR OF MOUNT CARMEL

1. Secures one the special protection of the Blessed Virgin in all the necessities of life, at the hour of death, and in Purgatory.

2. It should be worn day and night over the shoulders. It must be received from a person duly authorised to confer it, and the recipient’s name must be entered on the register of the Confraternity.

3. No special prayers are ordained, but in order to secure the favour of being released from Purgatory on the first Saturday after death, chastity according to one’s state must be observed, and the Little Office of Our Lady daily recited. The blessing of the first scapular extends to those which are afterwards substituted. 

– From: St Anthony’s Treasury, 1916

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PRAYER AT BENEDICTION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

PRAYER AT BENEDICTION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

Divine Saviour of our souls, Who dwellest in thy Sacrament to enrich us with thy graces, deign to bestow upon me thy blessing, that, being preserved from the misfortune of offending thee, I may be enabled to practise faithfully all the virtues proper to my state.

That nothing may be an obstacle to thy liberality, take from my heart all that displeases thee; pardon me my sins, sanctify my soul, bless me as thou didst bless thy disciples ere ascending to Heaven; may this blessing change me, unite me to thee, fill me with thy holy spirit, and be an assured pledge of the final benediction which thou wilt bestow upon thine elect on the last day, saying to them: Come, ye blessed of My Father, possess the kingdom which has been prepared for you from the beginning of the world. Amen.

– From: St Anthony’s Treasury, 1916

 
 

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O MY LORD JESUS, I ASK THEE TO GRANT ME TWO GRACES

O MY LORD JESUS, I ASK THEE TO GRANT ME TWO GRACES

PRAYER OF ST FRANCIS 

O my Lord Jesus Christ, I ask thee to grant me two graces before I die; first, that thou wilt make me feel in soul and body, as much as is possible for me, the pain that thou, my sweet Lord, didst endure in the hour of thy cruel Passion; second, that I may feel in my heart, as much as I possibly can, that excess of love which induced thee to suffer for us, poor sinners, such unheard-of torments. Amen.

– From: St Anthony’s Treasury, 1916

 

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O MY LORD JESUS CRUCIFIED

O MY LORD JESUS CRUCIFIED

PRAYER OF POPE ST PIUS V., O. P. 

1. O my Lord Jesus Christ Crucified, Son of the most Blessed Virgin Mary, open thine Ears, and listen to me as thou didst listen to the Eternal Father on Mount Tabor.

Here say the Apostles’ Creed.

2. O my Lord Jesus Christ Crucified, Son of the most Blessed Virgin Mary, open thine Eyes, and look upon me as thou didst look from the Tree of the Cross upon thy dear Mother sorrowing and afflicted.

The Apostles’ Creed as before. 

3. O my Lord Jesus Christ Crucified, Son of the most Blessed Virgin Mary, open thy blessed Mouth, and speak to me as thou didst speak to St John when thou gavest him for son to thine own most beloved Mother.

The Apostles’ Creed. 

4. O my Lord Jesus Christ Crucified, Son of the most Blessed Virgin Mary, open thine Arms and embrace me as thou didst open them upon the Cross to embrace the whole human race.

The Apostles’ Creed. 

5. O my Lord Jesus Christ Crucified, Son of the most Blessed Virgin Mary, open thy Heart and receive therein my heart, and hear me in all that I ask of thee, if so it be agreeable to thy most holy will.

The Apostles’ Creed. 

[Indulgence of 60 days each time, which must be applied according to the intention of the Pope. Plenary once a month.] 

– From: St Anthony’s Treasury, 1916

 

 

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BEADS OF THE DEAD

BEADS OF THE DEAD

Consisting of four decades, in memory of the Forty Hours which Our Lord passed in Limbo.

Begin with the “De Profundis”or with an “Our Father”  and “Hail Mary”.   “

Say on the large beads the Acts of Faith, Hope, and Charity. – “O my God, I believe in thee, because thou art Truth itself. Amen. I hope in thee, because thou art merciful. Amen. I love thee, because thou art good: and my neighbour as myself for love of thee. I am very sorry that I have sinned against thee, because thou art so good, and with thy grace, I will not sin again. Amen.”

On each small bead repeat: “Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation.” [300 days’ indulgence.]

End each decade with: “Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen. [300 days, each time, applicable to the souls in Purgatory.]

[Numerous indulgences are granted for saying these prayers with or without Rosary beads.]

– St Anthony’s Treasury, 1916

 

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PRAYER FOR PEACE OF MIND

PRAYER FOR PEACE OF MIND

PRAYER TO ST ANTHONY FOR PEACE OF MIND 

Most dear and faithful servant of Christ, blessed St Anthony, to whom God has granted such favours that, through thy intercession, lost temporal goods are recovered, pray for me, a sinner, that I may acquire and preserve peace of mind, with light and knowledge to discern good from evil and truth from error, so that being delivered from all evils, scruples, darkness, and uneasiness of mind and conscience, I may faithfully serve my God and Saviour, Who is worthy of all honour and glory, with peace of mind, purity of conscience, and justice of life. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

It is generally believed that one of the most acceptable devotions that can be offered to St Anthony – to obtain any favour, or in thanksgiving for a favour received – is the recital of one, or three, Creeds. To these many of his clients add the aspiration: – 

“St Anthony, beloved of God and man, pray for us.”

– St Anthony’s Treasury, 1916

 

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PRAYER FOR A HAPPY DEATH

PRAYER FOR A HAPPY DEATH

We thank God, O Saint Alphonsus,
for the tender devotion
with which He inspired you
for His Holy Mother.
We ask you to obtain for us
a filial love for our Lady of Perpetual Help,
so that she may assist us
in our last agony as she did you,
and that we may die
under her mantle a happy death.
Amen.

 

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