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PRAYER TO PADRE PIO FOR HEALING

PRAYER TO PADRE PIO FOR HEALING

Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, obedient father, you loved the sick and infirm more than yourself because in them you saw Jesus. In the name of God you performed miracles of healing in body, soul and mind.

Your intercession with God healed the ills of past and present and strengthened people to respond with confidence to future challenges. Those who came to you regained a sense of spiritual integrity as you rekindled hope in their lives, and encouraged them to renew the spirit in their hearts.

Through the intercession of Our Heavenly Mother, may we experience your powerful assistance and be healed in our bodily and spiritual needs, particularly (name it) and gratefully give praise and thanks to God for all His blessings. Amen.

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Posted by on September 23, 2015 in Prayers for the Sick

 

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LISTEN LORD! LORD, FORGIVE! (Dn 9:19)

God wipes away our tears of repentance with the hand of mercy. Let us pray for ourselves and for all sinners:

R. Listen Lord! Lord, forgive! (Dn 9:19)

Forgive us our pride: (R.)

Forgive us our stubbornness of heart: (R.)

Forgive us our anger against one another: (R.)

Forgive us our greed in all its forms: (R.)

Forgive us our mercilessness: (R.)

Forgive us the harm we have done: (R.)

(Personal intentions)

Our Father…

God of mercy and compassion, you hold out to us the hand of your mercy to raise us up from the misery our selfish sinfulness has brought upon us and upon those whose lives we touch. Teach us to weep where we have caused weeping, to mourn where we have caused mourning, and to lift up what we have brought low. In hope and trust, we turn to you for healing, through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 
 

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ROSARY MEDITATIONS: THE WEDDING FEAST AT CANA

THE WEDDING FEAST AT CANA (2nd LUMINOUS MYSTERY; JOHN 2:1-10)

“Jesus performs His first miracle at the Wedding Feast in Cana”

TURNING WATER INTO WINE

And the third day, there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee: and the mother of Jesus was there. And Jesus also was invited, and his disciples, to the marriage. And the wine failing, the mother of Jesus saith to him: “They have no wine.” And Jesus saith to her: “Woman, what is that to me and to thee? My hour is not yet come.”

His mother saith to the waiters: “Whatsoever he shall say to you, do ye.” Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three measures apiece.

Jesus saith to them: “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. And Jesus saith to them: “Draw out now and carry to the chief steward of the feast.” And they carried it. And when the chief steward had tasted the water made wine and knew not whence it was, but the waiters knew who had drawn the water: the chief steward calleth the bridegroom, and saith to him: “Every man at first setteth forth good wine, and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse. But thou hast kept the good wine until now. (John 2:1-10)

The sign of water turned into wine at Cana already announces the Hour of Jesus’ glorification. It makes manifest the fulfilment of the wedding feast in the Father’s kingdom, where the faithful will drink the new wine that has become the Blood of Christ.

May I draw ever nearer to the Blessed Virgin Mary who will always encourage me to do whatever Jesus says.

– This article was published in “The Crusader” (Magazine of the Crusade of Mary Immaculate) issue March 2014. For subscriptions or to join the Crusade please visit http://www.thefriary.businesscatalyst.com (external link).

 
 

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SCOTTISH CATHOLIC SINGING STAR SUSAN BOYLE: SPIRITUALLY MY LATE MUM IS WITH ME ALL THE TIME

A NEW DIAGNOSIS

“Scottish Catholic singing star Susan Boyle has spoken of her relief at being diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism.

In her childhood, she was told she had ‘brain damage’. However, the 52-year-old singer revealed she was misdiagnosed after complications at birth.

Ms Boyle, who shot to fame on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ in 2009, received the diagnosis a year ago but has kept it secret. ‘It was the wrong diagnosis when I was a kid,’ she says. ‘I was told I had brain damage. I always knew it was an unfair label. Now I have a clearer understanding of what’s wrong and I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself.’

‘MORE RELAXED ABOUT MYSELF’

Asperger’s affects social interaction and communication skills, and sometimes hinders the ability to form relationships and gauge appropriate behaviour in different social contexts. Ms Boyle, who was called ‘Susie Simple’ while growing up in her home town of Blackburn, West Lothian, was bullied as a child because she was ‘different’ from her classmates. Now she can give that difference a name.

‘I went to seek a diagnosis from a Scottish specialist,’ she says. ‘Nobody told me to. I thought I had a more serious illness and couldn’t function properly.’ Asperger’s often creates anxiety in sufferers because of their inability to deal with situations which others take in their stride, and Ms Boyle was nervous about the consultation.

MY MUM PRAYS FOR ME

However, she coped well with a series of simple tests that showed her intelligence levels were not connected to her condition: ‘I was told my IQ was above average.’

The singer has also suffered from depression and mood swings and acknowledges her own vulnerability and need for support. ‘I am not strong on my own,’ she admits. ‘When I have the support of people around me I am fine. I have a great team.’ Despite building what she calls ‘the posh house’ with her new-found wealth, she moved back to her late mother Bridget’s terraced council house in Blackburn to ‘stay grounded’.

She attributes her success to her mother: ‘I made a promise to my mum that I would do something with my life. Spiritually, she’s with me all the time. She has had a word with someone upstairs because I wouldn’t have had this otherwise.’

Ms Boyle hopes her diagnosis will lead to people showing greater empathy towards her. ‘I think people will treat me better because they will have a much greater understanding of who I am and why I do the things I do.’

A devout Catholic, Ms Boyle sang for Pope Benedict XVI when he visited Glasgow in 2010. She regularly attends Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Blackburn.”
– This article by Declan McSweeney entitled “SuBo’s relief at Asperger’s dignosis” was published in “The Catholic Universe” issue Sunday 15th December, 2013. For subscriptions please visit http://www.thecatholicuniverse.com (external link).

 
 

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INNER SILENCE AND OUTWARD PEACE

In peace let us pray:

R. You are a helper close at hand in time of distress.

From outward turmoil and inner disturbance:
– deliver us, O Lord. (R.)

From quarrelling in our homes and war among the nations:
– deliver us, O Lord. (R.)

From the bustle which keeps us from prayer in this busy season:
– deliver us, O Lord. (R.)

(Personal intentions)

Our Father…

O God of peace, you sent St John of the Cross to teach the way to inner silence and outward peace. Through his intercession, renew in your Church a deep spirit of prayer as we prepare to welcome your Word, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

 
 

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PRAYER IN HONOUR OF ST MAXIMILIAN KOLBE

O Lord Jesus Christ who said “greater love than this no man has that a man lay down his life for his friends”, through the intercession of St Maximilian Kolbe, whose life illustrated such love, we beseech You to grant us our petitions [mention them here].

Through the Knights of the Immaculata movement, which Maximilian founded, he spread a fervent devotion to Our Lady throughout the world. He gave up his life for a total stranger and loved his persecutors, giving us all an example of unselfish love for all me – a love which was inspired by true devotion to Mary.

Grant, O Lord Jesus, that we too may give ourselves entirely without reserve to the love and service of our Heavenly Queen in order to better serve our fellow men in imitation of your humble servant, Maximilian. Amen.

 
 

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PRAYER TO ST ANTHONY IN THANKSGIVING FOR FAVOURS RECEIVED

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING TO ST ANTHONY FOR FAVOURS RECEIVED THROUGH HIS INTERCESSION:

O Glorious Wonderworker of Padua, Saint Anthony, Father of the poor and consoler of the afflicted, who hast so thoughtfully come to my aid and consoled me so much: behold me at thy feet desiring to offer thee my sincerest gratitude. Accept it together with the promise I now renew to thee: that I will always live in the love of Jesus and my neighbour. Continue to be bountiful to me with thy protection and obtain for me the final grace of being able to come at last to Heaven there to sing with thee the Divine Mercies. Thank you. Amen.

 

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