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LORD JESUS, FILL US WITH YOUR LOVE

LORD JESUS, FILL US WITH YOUR LOVE

Lord Jesus,

You came to serve, not to be served,

form within us Your generous spirit.

Fill us with Your love,

that we may love the Father

as You love Him.

Fill us with Your compassion,

that we may see our brothers and sisters

as You see them.

Fill us with Your courage,

that we may give our lives in service

to the Church as You gave Your life for us.

Fill us with that Spirit which will make us

preachers of Your Word,

friends of the poor

and the voice of the forgotten.

Transform us through Your Holy Spirit

so that we may transform the world

into Your Kingdom of justice and faith.

Amen.

– from a prayer card

 

 

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A MESSAGE OF LOVE TO JESUS CRUCIFIED

A MESSAGE OF LOVE TO JESUS CRUCIFIED

This Devotion invites all the Faithful, like so many loving children, to come every evening before the Crucifix to make an act of deep sorrow for their sins and to kiss the bruised and wounded feet of Jesus Crucified “good-night,” by saying with loving reverence and contrition the aspiration:

“We adore thee, O Lord Jesus Christ, and we bless thee, for through thy Holy Cross thou hast redeemed the world. – My Jesus, mercy.”

This is a night telegram of love, a wireless message to His Sacred Heart, purifying, ennobled, sanctifying and uplifting every heart that makes this act of contrite love. It is a protest of love, making reparation for all the insults and blasphemies hurled against Almighty God the whole day long. Let us practise this beautiful Devotion as a means of intimate spiritual communication with God’s great loving Sacred Heart – the centre of all Love – for the benefit of all our friends. By kissing His Dear Wounded Feet for each one of them we will win mercy for all our dear ones, living and dead, we will interest His Sacred Heart in their conversion and become helpers of the salvation of many poor sinners, even the most hardened. 

– 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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PRAYER TO BE SAID DURING THE ELEVATION AT MASS

PRAYER TO BE SAID DURING THE ELEVATION AT MASS

Hail, Saving Victim, offered upon the Scaffold of the Cross for me and for the whole human race.

Hail, Precious Blood, streaming from the Wounds of my Crucified Lord Jesus Christ, washing away the sins of the whole world.

Remember, O Lord, Thy servant, the work of thy Hands, whom thou hast redeemed with thy Precious Blood.

[60 days, once a day. – Leo XIII., June 10th, 1893.]

 

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ANYONE WHO HUMBLES HIMSELF WILL BE EXALTED (Mt 23:12)

The human heart is haughty until destruction comes, humility goes before honour (Pr 18:12)

Anyone who humbles himself will be exalted (Mt 23:12)

In the mystery of the Incarnation and still more of the cross, Jesus Christ reveals the true power of self-abasement.

Let us pray:

R. Make us wise, O Lord.

You did not think equality with God something to be clung to:

– release us from the desire for power and prestige, we pray. (R.)

You emptied yourself, taking on the nature of a slave:

– free us from all disdain for works of service, we pray. (R.)

You became obedient, even unto death, death on the cross:

– deliver us from the lure of self-sufficiency, we pray. (R.)

(Personal intentions)

Our Father…

O Christ, you washed the feet of your disciples, you who are both Lord and Master. Strip us of the garments of pride and free us to do for one another the tasks of love as you have done them for us. In your name we pray, Lord Jesus Christ, who live and reign, one God with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. Amen.

 

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PRAYER TO GIVE YOUR ENTIRE SELF TO JESUS

O my Jesus, here is my tongue, that thou mayest watch over it, that it may not utter more than pleases thee, and that my silence may speak to thee.
Here are my ears, that they may listen only to the voice of duty and to thy Voice, O Jesus!
Here are my eyes, that they may not cease to behold thee in every face and in every work.
Here are my hands and feet, that thou mayest make them agile, that they may be riveted to thy service alone and to the execution of thy desires.
Here are my thoughts, that thy Light may possess them.
Here is my heart, that thy Love, O Jesus, may reign and rest in it!
Amen.
– Sister Mary of the Holy Trinity
Poor Clare of Jerusalem

 

SONNET TO CHRIST CRUCIFIED

I am not moved, my God, to give You love by
thoughts of heaven that You’ve promised me;
nor am I moved by thoughts of dreaded hell
for that alone, to cease offending thee.
I’m moved to see You on the Cross and mocked
with every breath; I’m moved to see Your
body racked with wounds; I’m moved by
Your affronts and by Your death.
I’m moved, in sum, by love for You so great
that I would love You were not heaven there,
and I would fear You, if there were no hell.
You need give me no prize to love You thus,
for even if what I hope I hoped not,
as I now love You I would love You still.

 

SHORT OFFERING OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS

“Eternal Father, look upon the Sacred Heart of Jesus
which I offer You as a vase,
that it may receive the wine of Your justice,
so that in passing through this Holy Channel
Your Justice may be changed for us
into the Wine of Your Mercy!”
– Dictated by Our Lord to Sr Mary of St Peter

 

PRAYER TO THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS

Precious Blood of Jesus, heal me.
Precious Blood of Jesus, cleanse me.
Precious Blood of Jesus, free me.
Precious Blood of Jesus, wash my thoughts.
Precious Blood of Jesus, purify this situation I am living.
Precious Blood of Jesus!
Precious Blood of Jesus!
Precious Blood of Jesus!
Jesus, have mercy on me!
Alleluia!

(This prayer may be said any day, any time, as often as needed.)

 

PRAYER FOR THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS TO TEACH US

Sacred Heart of Jesus,
teach me an entire forgetfulness of myself,
since there is no other way of reaching You.
Grant that I may do nothing that is unworthy of You.
Teach me what I ought to do
to attain Your pure love,
for You have inspired me with this desire.
I feel in myself a great longing to please You.
But I am helpless
without Your special light and strength.
O Lord,
do Your Will in me,
though I often opposed it in the past.
You must do all,
Divine Heart of Jesus.
It shall be Your glory alone if I become a Saint,
and it is for Your glory alone
that I desire to be perfect.
Amen.

St Claude de la Columbiere