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ST JOSEPH’S PRAISES

ST JOSEPH’S PRAISES

VEN. FATHER OLIER’S PRAISES OF SAINT JOSEPH

Hail, Joseph, image of God the Father.

Hail, Joseph, father of God the Son.

Hail, Joseph, treasury of the Holy Spirit.

Hail, Joseph, delight of the Blessed Trinity.

Hail, Joseph, most faithful coadjutor of the Incarnation.

Hail, Joseph, most worthy spouse of the Virgin Mary.

Hail, Joseph, father of all the faithful.

Hail, Joseph, guardian of holy virgins.

Hail, Joseph, greatest lover of poverty.

Hail, Joseph, example of meekness and patience.

Hail, Joseph, mirror of humility and obedience.

And blessed be thine eyes, which have seen the things which thou hast seen.

Blessed art thou above all men:

And blessed be thine ears, which have heard the things which thou hast heard;

And blessed be thy hands, which have touched and handled the Incarnate Word;

And blessed be thine arms, which have carried Him who carries all things;

And blessed be thy breast, on which the Son of God most sweetly rested;

And blessed be thy heart, inflamed with burning love;

And blessed be the Eternal Father, Who chose thee;

And blessed be the Son, Who loved thee;

And blessed be the Holy Spirit, Who sanctified thee;

And blessed be thy spouse Mary, who loved thee as a spouse and a brother;

And blessed be the Angel who watched over thee;

And blessed be for ever all who bless and love thee. Amen.

 
 

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BLESSED BE THE HOUR IN WHICH THE INCARNATE GOD WAS BORN

BLESSED BE THE HOUR IN WHICH THE INCARNATE GOD WAS BORN

PRAYER OF ST COLETTE

For any Spiritual or Temporal Favour

[This prayer was given to St Colette by an Angel, who appeared visibly in the choir before the Religious. It is daily recited in all her Convents. – Life, p. 141. The original copy is still preserved at Besançon.]

Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father, etc.

Blessed be the hour in which the Incarnate God was born; blessed be the Holy Spirit by Whose operation Jesus Christ was conceived; blessed be the glorious Virgin Mary of whom the Word Incarnate was born; through the intercession of the glorious Virgin Mother and in remembrance of the most sacred hour in which the Incarnate Word was born, may the Lord hear my prayers and accomplish my desires. O Jesus, Who art mercy and goodness itself, do not abandon me on account of my sins or punish me as I deserve, but graciously hear my humble prayer, and grant me the favour that I ask for thy honour and the glory of thy holy name. Amen.

 

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COME, O HOLY GHOST, THOU SPIRIT OF TRUTH AND LOVE

COME, O HOLY GHOST, THOU SPIRIT OF TRUTH AND LOVE

PREPARATION FOR CONFESSION

Prayer to the Holy Ghost

Come, O Holy Ghost, thou Spirit of truth and love, enlighten my understanding that I may truly know my sins. Let me see all my offences as clearly as they will appear before me one day when I go before my Divine Judge.

Place before me the greatness of my disloyalty and unfaithfulness. Let me clearly behold how often and to what extent I have sinned against God, against my neighbour, and against myself, the good which I have omitted, and the duties of my state which I have neglected; help me that I may clearly recognise my predominant passion, and the sins which, alas, have become habitual.

Move my heart that I may sincerely repent of my sins and truly and unreservedly confess them, and that with an efficacious purpose of amendment I may be found worthy of forgiveness, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Holy Mary, Mother of grace and refuge of sinners, pray for me now that I may make a good confession.

– St Anthony’s Treasury, Laverty & Sons, Leeds, 1916

 

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PRAYER TO ST MALACHY

PRAYER TO ST MALACHY

PRAYER TO ST MALACHY

(By St Bernard) 

(Feast, November 3rd.)

O illustrious St Malachy, great was the Divine goodness in thy regard in making thee so humble in thine own eyes, and so noble in the eyes of God. Be to us, O great St Malachy! another Moses or another Elias, filling us with thy heavenly spirit. O thou light! shining in darkness, and lighting up the shadows of our land of exile by the splendour of thy miracles and the glory of thy merits, drive far from our hearts the darkness of sin.

O, morning star! outshining the rest in brightness, vouchsafe to go before us that we also may walk in the ways of light. O heavenly dawn! illumining the earth, bring us with thee to the possession of that glory that thou art now enjoying in Heaven; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Who with the Father and the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth, God for ever and ever. Amen.

– St Anthony’s Treasury, Laverty & Sons, Leeds, 1916

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2016 in Prayers to the Saints

 

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PRAYER OF THE VEN. FR. OLIER

PRAYER OF THE VEN. FR. OLIER

O Jesus, living in Mary, come and live in thy servants, with the spirit of thine own holiness, the fullness of thy strength, the reality of thy virtues, the perfection of thy ways, the communion of thy mysteries, and, for the glory of thy Father, rule by thy spirit over every adverse power. Amen.

[Indulgence of 300 days to those who, with contrite heart, devoutly recite this prayer. Pius IX., October 1859.]

– St Anthony’s Treasury, Laverty & Sons, Leeds, 1916

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2016 in Prayers for Today

 

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PRAYER TO ST ANTHONY FOR THE RECOVERY OF LOST GRACES

PRAYER TO ST ANTHONY FOR THE RECOVERY OF LOST GRACES

O great and faithful friend of the Lord! who, by the great purity of thy heart, didst merit to see and converse with Him even in this life, thou to whom He has granted, according to the firm belief of the faithful, the gift of recovering for those who invoke thee the precious gifts which they had lost, obtain for us (or for N.) by thy prayers and merits, all the holy friendship and union with God which we should have had if we had always been faithful to him. Amen.

– From: St Anthony’s Treasury, A Manual of Devotions, Compiled and Translated From Approved Sources, by Joseph O’Malley Moore, Franciscan Tertiary, Laverty & Sons, 1, Hillary Place, Leeds, 1916. Nihil Obstat: Eduardus Holland. Carm. D. Censor Deputatus. Imprimi Potest: + Gulielmus, Archiep. Dublinensis, Hiberniæ Primas. Dublini, die 2 Julii, 1916. (In all the following blog posts, this source will be referred to as: St Anthony’s Treasury, Laverty & Sons, Leeds, 1916.

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2016 in Prayers to the Saints

 

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THE ACT OF CONSECRATION OF THE HUMAN RACE TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS

THE ACT OF CONSECRATION OF THE HUMAN RACE TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS

 

(The Holy Father Pope Pius XI wanted the whole human race to be consecrated to Jesus, the universal King…If not being said in a Church, the word ‘altar’ should be replaced with ‘presence’.)

Most sweet Jesus, redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before Your Altar. We are Yours, and Yours we wish to be; but to be more surely united to You, behold, each one of us this day freely dedicates himself to Your Most Sacred Heart. Many, indeed, have never known You, many, too, despising Your precepts have rejected You. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to Your Sacred Heart.

Be King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken You, but also of the prodigal sons who have abandoned You, grant that they may quickly return to their Father’s house, before they perish of wretchedness and hunger. Be King of those whom heresy holds in error or discord keeps far away, call them back to the harbour of truth and the unity of faith, so that soon there may be but one fold and one Shepherd.
Be King of all those who even now sit in the shadow of idolatry or Islam, and do not refuse to bring them into the light of Your kingdom. Look, finally, with eyes of pity upon the children of that race, which was for so long a time Your chosen people, and let Your blood, which was once invoked upon them in vengeance, now descend upon them also in a cleansing flood of redemption and eternal life.

Grant, O Lord, to Your Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm, unto all nations give an ordered tranquillity; bring it to pass that from pole to pole the earth may resound with one cry: Praise to the divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to it be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2016 in Devotions

 

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