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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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PRAYER TO ARCHANGEL GABRIEL

PRAYER TO ARCHANGEL GABRIEL

O God, who, out of all the Angels, chose the Archangel Gabriel to announce the mystery of your Incarnation, mercifully grant that we who keep his feast on earth, may have him as our patron in heaven. Who live…

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

 

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PRAYER TO THE HOLY ANGELS

PRAYER TO THE HOLY ANGELS

PRAYER OF ST AUGUSTINE TO THE HOLY ANGELS 

O God, be propitious to me and guard me all the days of my life! be merciful unto me, and send to my aid thine Archangel, St Michael, that he may defend me against my enemies.

Holy Archangel, St Michael, protect me against all dangers, that I may not perish on the day of judgment. By the grace thou hast merited, and through Our Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, I beseech thee to deliver me from the perils of death.

St Gabriel, St Raphael, Holy Angels and Archangels, come to my aid. Virtues of heaven, be my help and my strength, that no enemy may be able to injure me either by water or by fire, or while journeying; protect me from a sudden and unprovided death, and grant that, sleeping or waking, I may be freed from all danger. Amen.

– 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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