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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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ST ANGELA – SHE JOINED THE THIRD ORDER OF FRANCISCANS SO THAT SHE COULD PRAY FOR HER SISTER

ST ANGELA MERICI

“Born in 1474 in Desenzano del Gardo, a small town by Lake Garda in Lombardy, Angela and her older sister Giana Maria were orphaned when Angela was just 10. They went to live with their uncle and further tragedy followed when Giana suddenly died without receiving the last sacraments.

SHE SUDDENLY DIED WITHOUT THE LAST SACRAMENTS

This led her sister to join the lay Third Order of Francis so that she could pray for her sister, and Angela received a vision in which her sister was in heaven in the company of the saints.

TO AVOID COMPLIMENTS FOR HER BEAUTY SHE COVERED HER HAIR IN SOOT

Famed for her beauty, Angela responded to her many admiring glances by dying her hair in soot. When her uncle died she returned back to Lake Garda, where she dedicated her time to teach girls in her home, which she turned into a school.

A PIONEER FOR GIRLS’ EDUCATION

In that era it was rare for women to receive an education unless they were wealthy. The best educated women – nuns – were cloistered and so had little influence on many of the poor women who were growing up uneducated and largely ignorant of religion. Angela’s next vision told her to found an association of virgins who would devote their lives to the religious training of young girls. She then started a second school in nearby Brescia.

ST ANGELA WAS BLINDED ON THE WAY TO JERUSALEM

When she was 50 she travelled to the Holy Land but was blinded en route in Crete, before continuing to Jerusalem, where her sight was restored in front of a crucifix. The following year, she travelled to Rome, where Clement VII invited her to stay. But she soon returned to Brescia, uncomfortable with fame in the big city.

HER SIGHT WAS RESTORED IN FRONT OF A CRUCIFIX

The Company of St Ursula, inspired by her early vision, was founded on November 25 1535 with 12 young women teaching in Brescia. The women lived in the secular world but were consecrated to God, thus influencing later secular orders.

THE URSULINES

Angela died five years later, by which time there were 24 branches of the order, and was buried in Brescia, near the remains of the martyrs of that city. There they remained in peace for four centuries until an Allied bombing during the Second World War flattened the church in March 1945.

Angela was beatified in 1768 and canonised in 1807, by Pius VII. Her feast day [January 27] was added to the Roman Calendar in 1861.”
– This article was published in “The Catholic Herald” issue January 24 2014. For subscriptions please visit http://www.catholicherald.co.uk (external link).

 
 

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