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A PRAYER OF REPARATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS

A PRAYER OF REPARATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS

O Heart of Jesus, whose overflowing charity for men is requited by so much forgetfulness, negligence and contempt, behold us prostrate before your altar, eager to repair by a special act of homage the cruel indifference and injuries to which your loving Heart is everywhere subject.

Mindful, alas, that we ourselves have had a share in such great indignities, which we now deplore from the depths of our hearts, we humbly ask your pardon and declare our readiness to atone by voluntary expiation not only for our own personal offences; but also for the sins of those who, straying far from the path of salvation, refuse in their obstinate infidelity to follow you, their Shepherd and Leader, or, renouncing the vows of their Baptism, have cast off the sweet yoke of your law.

We are now resolved to expiate each and every deplorable outrage committed against you; we are determined to make amends for the manifold offences against Christian modesty in unbecoming dress and behaviour, for all the foul seductions laid to ensnare the feet of the innocent, for the frequent violation of Sundays and holy-days, for the shocking blasphemies uttered against you and your Saints. We wish also to make amends for the insults to which your Vicar on earth and your priests are subjected, for the profanation by conscious neglect or terrible acts of sacrilege, of the very Sacrament of your divine love; and lastly for the public crimes of nations, who resist the rights and teaching authority of the Church which you have founded.

Would, O Divine Jesus, we were able to wash away such abominations with our blood. We now offer, in reparation for these violations of your divine honour, the satisfaction you once made to your eternal Father on the Cross and which you continue to renew daily on our altars; we offer it in union with the acts of atonement of your Virgin Mother and all the Saints and of the pious faithful on earth; and we sincerely promise to make recompense, as far as we can with the help of your grace, for all neglect of your great love and for the sins we and others have committed in the past. Henceforth, we will live a life of unwavering faith, of purity of conduct, of perfect observance of the precepts of the Gospel and especially that of charity. We promise to the best of our ability to prevent others from offending you and to bring as many as possible to follow you.

O loving Jesus, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our model in reparation, deign to receive the voluntary offering we make of this act of expiation; and by the crowning gift of perseverance keep us faithful unto death in our duty and the allegiance we owe to you, so that we may one day come to that happy home, where you with the Father and the Holy Spirit live and reign, God, world without end. Amen.

(Raccolta)

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A LITANY OF REPARATION

FOR RECITAL DURING ADORATION OR ANYWHERE ELSE

 

Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.

 

God, the Father of Mercy, – have mercy on us. (repeat after each line)

God the Son, Mediator between God and man,

God the Holy Spirit, Enlightener of hearts,

Holy and undivided Trinity,

 

O Sacred Host! Victim of reparation for the sins of the world,

O Sacred Host! Immolated on the altar for us and by us,

O Sacred Host! Despised and neglected,

O Sacred Host! Outraged by the blasphemies of men,

O Sacred Host! Neglected and abandoned in your temples, – have mercy on us.

 

Be merciful unto us, – spare us, O Lord.

Be merciful unto us, – hear us, O Lord.

 

For so many unworthy Communions, – we offer You our reparation, O Lord.

For the irreverence of Christians,

For the continual blasphemies of the impious,

For the infamous discourses made in Your holy temples,

For the crimes of sinners,

For the sacrileges which profane Your Sacrament of Love,

For the coldness of Your children,

For their contempt of Your loving invitations,

For the infidelity of those who call themselves Your friends,

For the abuse of Your grace,

For our unfaithfulness,

For our delay in loving You,

For our tepidity in Your holy service,

For Your bitter sadness at the loss of souls,

For Your long waiting at the door of our heart,

For Your loving sighs,

For Your loving tears,

For Your loving imprisonment,

For Your loving death, – we offer You our reparation, O Lord.

 

That You spare us, that You hear us, – we sinners beseech You, hear us.

That You will make known Your love for us in this Most Holy Sacrament, –

That You will vouchsafe to accept our reparation, made in the spirit of humility, – we sinners beseech You, hear us.

 

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, – spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, – hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, – have mercy on us, O Lord.

 

(With Ecclesiastical Approbation – Archdiocese of Chicago)

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2015 in Litanies

 

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WHY IS THE HOLY MASS SO IMPORTANT FOR THE WHOLE WORLD?

The Meaning of the Mass

“The Holy Mass is the One and Only Sacrifice of the New Testament. In the Mass Our Lord Jesus Christ, through the ministry of the priest, offers Himself – His Body and Blood – to God the Father. This offering is made under the appearances of bread and wine. It is a mystical immolation made in an unbloody manner.

By a sacrifice is meant an oblation of something in which a notable change is wrought and offered to God alone in witness of the supreme honour and reverence that man owes Him as his Creator, Master, Beginning and End.

God, our Creator, Master, our Beginning and End

The Sacrifice of the Mass was instituted by Our Lord Himself. In instituting it He left His Church a Sacrifice by which the bloody Sacrifice offered on Calvary should be renewed to the end of time, and the merits of that Sacrifice might be applied in behalf of the living and the dead for for the remission of sins.

The Sacrifice of the Mass was instituted by Our Lord Himself

The separate consecration of the bread and the wine in the Mass represents the actual separation of the Body and Blood of Our Lord in His Death on the Cross.

The Mass is not, however, a mere representation of the Sacrifice of the Cross. It is, in all truth, the actual Sacrifice of the Cross that is renewed on the altar [for the spiritual act is outside and above the material concepts of time and space]; for the Victim offered is the same – Christ on the altar offering Himself through the ministry of the priest, even as on the Cross He offered Himself. The only difference consists in the manner of offering. Through the Sacrifice of the Mass God bestows on us the graces that were merited for us by Christ’s Sacrifice on the Cross.

The Mass is offered for four purposes:

a) To adore God. That is why it is called the Sacrifice of Praise.

b) To thank God. That is why it is called the Eucharistic Sacrifice.

c) To obtain grace and benefits. That is why it is called an Impetratory Sacrifice.

d) To satisfy the justice of God for the sins committed against Him, and make reparation to Him. That is why it is called a Propitiatory Sacrifice.

Although the Mass may be offered in honour of Our Lady, the Angels and the Saints, it is offered to God alone, since supreme dominion, which the Sacrifice of the Mass implies, belongs to God alone.

The Mass belongs to God alone

Since the Mass is the heart and soul of the Church’s worship, it is not offered for the benefit of the celebrant only, but for all the faithful, both living and dead, and in an especial manner for those whom the celebrant commemorates in the Mass.

The Mass may be offered for some particular person, either living or dead, and also for some particular intention.

Active participation

The best way of assisting at Mass is to unite with the celebrant in offering the Divine Victim to God, vividly recalling Our Lord’s Sacred Passion and Death on the Cross, and uniting ourselves to Jesus by sacramental or, at least spiritual communion .”

– Fr Gebhard, 1952

 

 
 

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A LITANY OF REPARATION

A LITANY OF REPARATION
FOR RECITAL DURING ADORATION OR ANYWHERE ELSE

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.

God, the Father of Mercy, – have mercy on us. (repeat after each line)
God the Son, Mediator between God and man,
God the Holy Spirit, Enlightener of hearts,
Holy and undivided Trinity,

O Sacred Host! Victim of reparation for the sins of the world,
O Sacred Host! Immolated on the altar for us and by us,
O Sacred Host! Despised and neglected,
O Sacred Host! Outraged by the blasphemies of men,
O Sacred Host! Neglected and abandoned in your temples, – have mercy on us.

Be merciful unto us, – spare us, O Lord.
Be merciful unto us, – hear us, O Lord.

For so many unworthy Communions, – we offer You our reparation, O Lord.
For the irreverence of Christians,
For the continual blasphemies of the impious,
For the infamous discourses made in Your holy temples,
For the crimes of sinners,
For the sacrileges which profane Your Sacrament of Love,
For the coldness of Your children,
For their contempt of Your loving invitations,
For the infidelity of those who call themselves Your friends,
For the abuse of Your grace,
For our unfaithfulness,
For our delay in loving You,
For our tepidity in Your holy service,
For Your bitter sadness at the loss of souls,
For Your long waiting at the door of our heart,
For Your loving sighs,
For Your loving tears,
For Your loving imprisonment,
For Your loving death, – we offer You our reparation, O Lord.

That You spare us, that You hear us, – we sinners beseech You, hear us.
That You will make known Your love for us in this Most Holy Sacrament, –
That You will vouchsafe to accept our reparation, made in the spirit of humility, – we sinners beseech You, hear us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, – spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, – hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, – have mercy on us, O Lord.

(With Ecclesiastical Approbation – Archdiocese of Chicago)

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2015 in Litanies

 

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THE NOVENA TO BE SAID ON THE FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF FATIMA

OFFERING OF NOVENA

O Jesus, it is for love of you, for the conversion of sinners, for the Holy Father and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary that we offer this novena.

THE ANGEL’S PRAYER

My God I believe, I adore, I hope and I love you. I beg pardon for those who believe not, hope not and love you not. (Three times)

Most Blessed Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore you. I offer you the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages by which He Himself is offended.
Through the infinite merits of His Sacred Heart, and through the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg for the conversion of sinners.

PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY OF FATIMA

Most Blessed Virgin who, on the Hill of Fatima, did deign to reveal to the three humble little shepherds the treasures of the graces flowing from the practice of reciting the Holy Rosary: impress deeply in my soul esteem for this devotion so dear to you. Grant that, meditating on the mysteries of our redemption therein recalled, we may gather its precious fruits. Grant us in particular to obtain the grace (pause to recall any special request), which we implore through this novena, if it be for the greater glory of God, for your honour and for the good of our souls.

The Rosary is now said:

1st, 4th, 7th days – Joyful mysteries
2nd, 5th, 8th days – Sorrowful mysteries
3rd, 6th, 9th days – Glorious mysteries.

After each “Gloria” of the Rosary this prayer is said:

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of your mercy.

Our Lady of Fatima, inflame our hearts with love of Reparation.

PRAYER FOR ONE’S COUNTRY AND FOR THE PEACE OF THE WORLD

O Queen of the Rosary, Sweet Virgin of Fatima, who has deigned to appear in the land of Portugal, and has brought peace both interior and exterior to that once so troubled country, we beg of you to watch over our dear homeland and assure its moral and spiritual revival.
Bring back peace to all the nations of the world so that all, our own nation in particular, may be happy to call you their Queen and the Queen of Peace. Amen.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for our country.
Our Lady of Fatima, obtain for all humanity a lasting peace.

ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of Heaven and of Earth and tender Mother of mankind, in accordance with your ardent wish made known at Fatima, I consecrate to you myself, my brethren, my country and the whole human race.
Reign over us and teach us how to make the Heart of Jesus reign and triumph in and around us as it has reigned and triumphed in you.
Reign over us, dearest Mother, that we may be thine in prosperity and in adversity, in joy and in sorrow, in health and in sickness, in life and in death.
O most compassionate Heart of Mary, Queen of Virgins, watch over our minds and hearts and preserve them from the deluge of impurity, which you did lament so sorrowfully at Fatima. We want to be pure, like you. We want to atone for the many crimes committed against Jesus and you. We want to call down upon our country and the whole human race the Peace of God in justice and charity. Amen.

PRAYER TO ST MICHAEL

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in our day of battle; be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou O Prince of the Heavenly Hosts, by the power of God, thrust down to hell Satan and all other evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

(Now, as never before, the Church needs the intercession of St Michael. Please say this prayer to St Michael every day, also after you have completed the Novena.)

 
 

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PRAYER OF REPARATION

ACT OF REPARATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS

O Heart of Jesus, whose overflowing charity for men is requited by so much forgetfulness, negligence and contempt, behold us prostrate before your altar, eager to repair by a special act of homage the cruel indifference and injuries to which your loving Heart is everywhere subject.

Mindful, alas, that we ourselves have had a share in such great indignities, which we now deplore from the depths of our hearts, we humbly ask your pardon and declare our readiness to atone by voluntary expiation not only for our own personal offences; but also for the sins of those who, straying far from the path of salvation, refuse in their obstinate infidelity to follow you, their Shepherd and Leader, or, renouncing the vows of their Baptism, have cast off the sweet yoke of your law.

We are now resolved to expiate each and every deplorable outrage committed against you; we are determined to make amends for the manifold offences against Christian modesty in unbecoming dress and behaviour, for all the foul seductions laid to ensnare the feet of the innocent, for the frequent violation of Sundays and holy-days, for the shocking blasphemies uttered against you and your Saints. We wish also to make amends for the insults to which your Vicar on earth and your priests are subjected, for the profanation by conscious neglect or terrible acts of sacrilege, of the very Sacrament of your divine love; and lastly for the public crimes of nations, who resist the rights and teaching authority of the Church which you have founded.

Would, O Divine Jesus, we were able to wash away such abominations with our blood. We now offer, in reparation for these violations of your divine honour, the satisfaction you once made to your eternal Father on the Cross and which you continue to renew daily on our altars; we offer it in union with the acts of atonement of your Virgin Mother and all the Saints and of the pious faithful on earth; and we sincerely promise to make recompense, as far as we can with the help of your grace, for all neglect of your great love and for the sins we and others have committed in the past. Henceforth, we will live a life of unwavering faith, of purity of conduct, of perfect observance of the precepts of the Gospel and especially that of charity. We promise to the best of our ability to prevent others from offending you and to bring as many as possible to follow you.

O loving Jesus, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our model in reparation, deign to receive the voluntary offering we make of this act of expiation; and by the crowning gift of perseverance keep us faithful unto death in our duty and the allegiance we owe to you, so that we may one day come to that happy home, where you with the Father and the Holy Spirit live and reign, God, world without end. Amen.

 
 

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29th DECEMBER, BIBLE READING I (ECCLESIASTICUS 3:2-6, 12-14)

TODAY’S FIRST BIBLE READING; HONOURING THE ELDERS AND BETTERS GOD HAS PUT ABOVE US ON EARTH (ECCLESIASTICUS 3:2-6, 12-14)

The Lord honours the father in his children, and upholds the rights of a mother over her sons. Whoever respects his father is atoning for his sins; he who honours his mother is like someone amassing a fortune.

Whoever respects his father will be happy with children of his own; he shall be heard on the day when he prays. Long life comes to him who honours his father; he who sets his mother at ease is showing obedience to the Lord. My son, support your father in his old age; do not grieve him during his life. Even if his mind should fail, show him sympathy; do not despise him in your health and strength; for kindness to a father shall not be forgotten but will serve as reparation for your sins.

 
 

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