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THE MESSENGER FROM GOD’S HIGH THRONE (HYMN)

THE MESSENGER FROM GOD’S HIGH THRONE (HYMN)

The Messenger from God’s high throne

His secret counsel making known

Hails Mary, child of David’s race,

God’s Virgin Mother, full of grace.

 

The Mother Maid with joyous feet

Her friend, John’s mother, goes to greet;

He, stirring in the enclosing womb,

Declares that Christ his Lord has come.

 

The Word, who ere the worlds began,

From God the Father’s thought forth ran,

Of Mary, Virgin undefiled,

For us is born a mortal child.

 

Christ to the Temple courts they bring;

The King’s own law subjects the King;

The world’s Redeemer for a price

Is there redeemed, our sacrifice.

 

The joyful Mother finds once more

The Son she mourned as lost before;

While doctors by His speech were shown

The mysteries they had never known.

 

The Mount of Olives witnesseth

The awful agony of God;

His soul is sorrowful to death,

His sweat of blood bedews the sod.

 

And now the traitor’s work is done:

The clamorous crowds around Him surge;

Bound to pillar, God the Son

Quivers beneath the blood-red scourge.

 

Lo! clad in purple soiled and worn,

Meekly the Saviour waiteth now

While wretches plait the cruel thorn

To crown with shame His royal brow.

 

Sweating and sighing, faint with loss

Of what hath flowed from life’s red fount,

He bears the exceeding heavy Cross

Up the verge of Calvary’s mount.

 

Nailed to the wood of ancient curse,

Between two thieves the Sinless One

Still praying for His murderers,

Breathes forth His soul, and all is done!

 

All honour, laud, and glory be,

O Jesu, Virgin-born to thee;

All glory, as is ever meet,

To Father and to Paraclete. Amen.

 

– From: An Approved English Translation of the Breviarium Romanum, Burns & Oates, London, 1964

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INDULGENCES FOR ACCOMPANYING THE BLESSED SACRAMENT TO THE SICK

INDULGENCES FOR ACCOMPANYING THE BLESSED SACRAMENT TO THE SICK

INDULGENCES FOR ACCOMPANYING THE BLESSED SACRAMENT TO THE SICK

1. 7 years and 7 quarantines to all who accompany the Most Blessed Sacrament with lights and pray for the Pope’s intentions.

2. 5 years and 5 quarantines to those who accompany It without a light, praying as above.

3. 3 years and 3 quarantines to those who, being legitimately hindered from going themselves, send someone in their stead to carry a light.

4. 100 days to those who cannot go themselves, provided they say one Pater and one Ave for the intention of the Pope when they see the Most Blessed Sacrament carried to the sick. – [Innocent XII., Jan.5th,1695]

– From: St Anthony’s Treasury, 1916

 

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PRAYER TO ST RAPHAEL, ARCHANGEL

PRAYER TO ST RAPHAEL, ARCHANGEL

PRAYER TO ST RAPHAEL, ARCHANGEL 

Glorious Archangel, St Raphael, great Prince of the Heavenly Court, illustrious by the gifts of wisdom and grace, guide of travellers by land and sea, consoler of the unfortunate and refuge of sinners, I entreat thee to help me in all my needs and in all the trials of this life, as thou didst once assist young Tobias in his journeying. And since thou art the “physician of God,” I humbly pray thee to heal my soul of its many infirmities, and my body of the ills that afflict it, if this favour is for my greater good. I ask especially for angelic purity, that I may be made fit to be the living temple of the Holy Ghost.

(Please click here for the instructions for a novena to SS Gabriel and Raphael) 

 

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O BLESSED ARCHANGEL GABRIEL, WE BESEECH THEE, DO THOU INTERCEDE

O BLESSED ARCHANGEL GABRIEL, WE BESEECH THEE, DO THOU INTERCEDE

PRAYER TO ARCHANGEL GABRIEL 

O Blessed Archangel Gabriel, we beseech thee, do thou intercede for us at the Throne of Divine Mercy in our present necessities, that, as thou didst announce to Mary the Mystery of the Incarnation, so through thy prayers and patronage in heaven we may obtain the benefits of the same and sing the praise of God for ever in the land of the living. Amen.

NOVENA TO SS GABRIEL AND RAPHAEL 

[300 days each day. Plenary once during the Novena.] A Novena to either of these Archangels may be made at any time of the year with any form of prayer sanctioned by competent ecclesiastical authority.

– From: St Anthony’s Treasury, 1916

 

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BLESSED SPIRITS

BLESSED SPIRITS

PRAYER OF ST PETER OF ALCANTARA, O. F. M., TO OBTAIN DIVINE LOVE

Blessed Spirits, burning with love of your Creator, particularly ye Seraphim, who inflame heaven and earth with your love, abandon not my poor and miserable heart, but purify it from all its stains, as you did the lips of Isaias, and enkindle therein the flame of your most ardent love, that I may love only the Lord, seek only Him, and repose and live in Him for ever and ever. Amen.

– St Anthony’s Treasury, 1916

 

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ANGEL-GUARDIANS OF MEN (HYMN)

ANGEL-GUARDIANS OF MEN (HYMN)

Angel-guardians of men, spirits and powers we sing,

Whom our Father hath sent, aids to our weakly frame,

Heavenly friends and guides, help from on high to bring,

Lest we fail through the foe-man’s wile.

 

He, the spoiler of souls, Angel-traitor of old,

Cast in merited wrath out of his honoured place,

Burns with envy and hate, seeking their souls to gain

Whom God’s mercy invites to heaven.

 

Therefore come to our help watchful ward of our lives:

Turn aside from the land God to thy care confides

Sickness and woe of soul, yea, and what else of ill

Peace of heart to its folk denies.

 

Now to the Holy Trinity praise evermore resound:

Under whose hand divine resteth the triple world

Governed in wondrous wise: glory by theirs and might

While the ages unending run.

 

– From: An Approved English Translation of the Breviarium Romanum, Burns & Oates, London, 1964

 

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REPARATION PRAYER TO JESUS IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

REPARATION PRAYER TO JESUS IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

REPARATION PRAYER TO JESUS IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT 

Jesus, my God, my Saviour, with that lowly homage with which Faith inspires me, I worship thee, true God and true Man; with my whole heart I love thee, enclosed in this most august Sacrament of the Altar, in reparation for all the acts of irreverence, profanation, and sacrilege, which, to my shame, I may ever have committed, as well as for all those which have ever been committed, or ever may be committed in ages yet to come.

I adore thee, my God, not indeed as much as thou deserves to, nor as much as I ought, but according to the little strength I have; and fain would I adore thee with all the perfection of every rational creature. Meantime, I purpose, now and forever, to adore thee, not only for those Catholics who adore thee not and love thee not, but also for the conversion of all heretics, schismatics, mahometans, jews, idolators, and wicked Christians. Ah! my Jesus, may all men ever know, adore, love, and praise thee, every moment, in the Most Holy and Most Divine Sacrament. Amen.

[Partial Indulgence of 200 days, each time, to everyone who, with contrite heart, devoutly recites this reparation to Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament, together with the ejaculatory prayers that follow. – Pius VII, Jan. 21st, 1815]

Ejaculations.

I adore thee every moment, O living Bread of Heaven, Great Sacrament.

O Divine Jesus, Heart of Mary, vouchsafe to bless me.

Holiest Jesus! loving Saviour! I give thee all my heart.

– St Anthony’s Treasury, 1916

 

 

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