Novena of the Birth of Saint Paul of the Cross into Heaven: Day 7

“This Divine Heart is an abyss of all blessings, and into it the poor should submerge all their needs. It is an abyss of joy in which all of us can immerse our sorrows. It is an abyss of lowliness to counteract our foolishness, an abyss of mercy for the wretched, an abyss of love to meet our every need.”

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

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Prayer to Saint Paul of the Cross seeking his holy intercession

O! glorious Saint Paul of the Cross, you were chosen by God to profess to all of humanity the bitter sufferings of His only-begotten Son, and to spread devotion to the Passion of Jesus throughout the world.

By your preaching and holy example Jesus converted thousands of sinners through you by bringing them to the foot of the Cross to repent of their sins, thereby obtaining for them His infinite forgiveness and mercy! May Jesus be blessed for His extraordinary grace that was so often made present in your life, and for the many miracles He worked through you for the conversion of souls!

O! blessed St Paul of the Cross, turning towards you now I ask that from your place with Jesus and Mary in heaven that you may look mercifully upon my poor soul and hear my prayers, and with all of your love humbly present them to Jesus for me (mention petitions).

Obtain for me also a great love of Jesus suffering, that by frequent meditation on His Passion I may take up my own cross and accept with holy resignation the sufferings that God has permitted in my life. Help me to suffer and to sacrifice in union with Jesus for the conversion of my poor soul, the souls of my loved ones, and for all of humanity. Help me to love Jesus and Mary with all of my heart, and intercede for me that I may, by the grace of God, die a holy death, and come at last to enjoy with you the blessed Presence of Jesus and Mary in Heaven for all of eternity.

One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be….

O Jesus Christ,
nailed to the cross,
fixed and unable to move,
help us all who get nowhere,
give us patience to try again.

I ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN +

May the Passion of Christ be ever in our hearts! St Paul of the Cross, pray for us!

To support the efforts of Filii Passionis click: HERE.

Novena of the Birth of Saint Paul of the Cross into Heaven: Day 6

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Prayer to Saint Paul of the Cross seeking his holy intercession

O! glorious Saint Paul of the Cross, you were chosen by God to profess to all of humanity the bitter sufferings of His only-begotten Son, and to spread devotion to the Passion of Jesus throughout the world.

By your preaching and holy example Jesus converted thousands of sinners through you by bringing them to the foot of the Cross to repent of their sins, thereby obtaining for them His infinite forgiveness and mercy! May Jesus be blessed for His extraordinary grace that was so often made present in your life, and for the many miracles He worked through you for the conversion of souls!

O! blessed St Paul of the Cross, turning towards you now I ask that from your place with Jesus and Mary in heaven that you may look mercifully upon my poor soul and hear my prayers, and with all of your love humbly present them to Jesus for me (mention petitions).

Obtain for me also a great love of Jesus suffering, that by frequent meditation on His Passion I may take up my own cross and accept with holy resignation the sufferings that God has permitted in my life. Help me to suffer and to sacrifice in union with Jesus for the conversion of my poor soul, the souls of my loved ones, and for all of humanity. Help me to love Jesus and Mary with all of my heart, and intercede for me that I may, by the grace of God, die a holy death, and come at last to enjoy with you the blessed Presence of Jesus and Mary in Heaven for all of eternity.

One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be….

O Jesus Christ,
abandoned in sorrow,
be with the discouraged and lonely.
You know the power of comfort;
encourage those in need.

I ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN +

May the Passion of Christ be ever in our hearts! St Paul of the Cross, pray for us!

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Happy Feast of Saint Teresa!

God’s messenger, Theresa,
Thou leav’st thy father’s home
To bring mankind to Jesus
Or gain sweet martyrdom.

But milder death awaits thee,
And fonder pains are thine,
God’s blessed angel wounds thee
With fire of love divine.

Sweet virgin, love’s pure victim,
So fire our souls with love,
And lead thy trusting people
Safe to the realms above.

Give glory to the Father,
The Spirit and the Son,
One Trinity, one Godhead,
While endless ages run.
Amen.

Litany of Saint Teresa of Jesus:

Kyrie, eléison.

Christe, eléison.

Kyrie, eléison.

Christe, áudi nos.

Christe, exáudi nos.

Pater de cœlis Deus, miserére nobis.

Fili Redémptor mundi, Deus, miserére nobis.

Spíritus Sancte Deus, miserére nobis.

Sancta Trínitas, unus Deus, miserére nobis.

Sancta María, sine labe concépta, ora pro nobis.

Sancta Terésia, ora pro nobis.

Sancta Terésia, amóre Christi férvida, ora pro nobis.

Sancta Terésia, Beátæ Maríæ ancílla devóta, ora pro nobis.

Sancta Terésia, cultus sancti Joseph propagándi devóta, ora pro nobis.

Sancta Terésia, Dei contemplátrix altíssima, ora pro nobis.

Sancta Terésia, exul Pátriæ cœlésti ávida, ora pro nobis.

Sancta Terésia, fidélis Spíritus Sancti discípula, ora pro nobis.

Sancta Terésia, gloriósa oratiónis magístra, ora pro nobis.

Sancta Terésia, humilitátis dono conspícua, ora pro nobis.

Sancta Terésia, ingénua matris Ecclésiæ fília, ora pro nobis.

Sancta Terésia, juvándi próximum ardóre succénsa, ora pro nobis.

Sancta Terésia, láchrymis et précibus apóstola, ora pro nobis.

Sancta Terésia, magnanimitáte in árduis præclára, ora pro nobis.

Sancta Terésia, nóbili paupertátis stúdio animáta, ora pro nobis.

Sancta Terésia, obœdiéntiæ spíritu plena, ora pro nobis.

Sancta Terésia, puritáte Ángelis assimilitáta, ora pro nobis.

Sancta Terésia, quotídie pati aut mori cúpida, ora pro nobis.

Sancta Terésia, Redemptóris crucifíxi comes assídua, ora pro nobis.

Sancta Terésia, Sponsi cœléstis sponsa transverberáta, ora pro nobis.

Sancta Terésia, timóre et spe fírmiter inníxa, ora pro nobis.

Sancta Terésia, usque ad mortem anhélans ad majóra, ora pro nobis.

Sancta Terésia, víctima charitátis igne consúmpta, ora pro nobis.

Sancta Terésia, zelo glória Christi cœlis inflammáta, ora pro nobis.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccáta mundi. Parce nobis, Dómine.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccáta mundi. Exáudi nos, Dómine.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccáta mundi. Miserére nobis.

Christe, áudi nos.

Christe, exáudi nos.

Antiph. Sancta Mater Terésia, réspice de Cœlo, et vide, et visíta víneam istam, et pérfice eam, quam plantávit déxtera tua.

V. Ora pro nobis, sancta mater Terésia.

R. Ut digni efficiámur promissiónibus Christi.

Orémus:

Exáudi nos, Deus, salutáris noster: ut, sicut de beátæ Terésiæ Vírginis tuæ et Matris Nostræ festivitáte gaudémus; ita cœléstis ejus doctrínæ pábulo nutriámur, et piæ devotiónis erudiámur affectu.

Deus, qui illibáta præcórdia beátæ Vírginis Terésiæ sponsa tuæ, ac Matris Nostræ, ígnito jáculo transfixísti, et charitátis víctima consecrásti: ipsa interveniénte concéde, ut corda nostra ardóre Sancti Spíritu férveant, et te in ómnibus super ómnia dilígant. Qui vivis et regnas cum Deo Patre in unitáte ejúsdem Spíritus Sancte, Deus, per ómnia sǽcula sæculórum. Amen.

Novena of the Birth of Saint Paul of the Cross into Heaven: Day 5

Prayer to Saint Paul of the Cross seeking his holy intercession

O! glorious Saint Paul of the Cross, you were chosen by God to profess to all of humanity the bitter sufferings of His only-begotten Son, and to spread devotion to the Passion of Jesus throughout the world.

By your preaching and holy example Jesus converted thousands of sinners through you by bringing them to the foot of the Cross to repent of their sins, thereby obtaining for them His infinite forgiveness and mercy! May Jesus be blessed for His extraordinary grace that was so often made present in your life, and for the many miracles He worked through you for the conversion of souls!

O! blessed St Paul of the Cross, turning towards you now I ask that from your place with Jesus and Mary in heaven that you may look mercifully upon my poor soul and hear my prayers, and with all of your love humbly present them to Jesus for me (mention petitions).

Obtain for me also a great love of Jesus suffering, that by frequent meditation on His Passion I may take up my own cross and accept with holy resignation the sufferings that God has permitted in my life. Help me to suffer and to sacrifice in union with Jesus for the conversion of my poor soul, the souls of my loved ones, and for all of humanity. Help me to love Jesus and Mary with all of my heart, and intercede for me that I may, by the grace of God, die a holy death, and come at last to enjoy with you the blessed Presence of Jesus and Mary in Heaven for all of eternity.

One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be….

O Jesus Christ,

you bore your cross,

enduring insult and injuries;

yet you forgave your offenders.

Give me a forgiving heart.

I ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN +

May the Passion of Christ be ever in our hearts! St Paul of the Cross, pray for us!

To support the efforts of Filii Passionis click: HERE.

Novena of the Birth of Saint Paul of the Cross into Heaven: Day 4

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Prayer to Saint Paul of the Cross seeking his holy intercession

O! glorious Saint Paul of the Cross, you were chosen by God to profess to all of humanity the bitter sufferings of His only-begotten Son, and to spread devotion to the Passion of Jesus throughout the world.

By your preaching and holy example Jesus converted thousands of sinners through you by bringing them to the foot of the Cross to repent of their sins, thereby obtaining for them His infinite forgiveness and mercy! May Jesus be blessed for His extraordinary grace that was so often made present in your life, and for the many miracles He worked through you for the conversion of souls!

O! blessed St Paul of the Cross, turning towards you now I ask that from your place with Jesus and Mary in heaven that you may look mercifully upon my poor soul and hear my prayers, and with all of your love humbly present them to Jesus for me (mention petitions).

Obtain for me also a great love of Jesus suffering, that by frequent meditation on His Passion I may take up my own cross and accept with holy resignation the sufferings that God has permitted in my life. Help me to suffer and to sacrifice in union with Jesus for the conversion of my poor soul, the souls of my loved ones, and for all of humanity. Help me to love Jesus and Mary with all of my heart, and intercede for me that I may, by the grace of God, die a holy death, and come at last to enjoy with you the blessed Presence of Jesus and Mary in Heaven for all of eternity.

One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be….

O Jesus Christ,
judged by Pilate unjustly,
scourged and spit upon,
make me strong
when I am wrongly judged and harshly treated.

I ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN +

May the Passion of Christ be ever in our hearts! St Paul of the Cross, pray for us!

To support the efforts of Filii Passionis click: HERE

Novena of the Birth of Saint Paul of the Cross into Heaven: Day 3

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is being offered today for the benefactors of Filii Passionis. I am truly grateful for all the assistance so many have provided for this effort of discernment and work in spreading devotion and love for Christ Crucified. If you would like to assist in this work, please go HERE or go HERE to assist in the campaign to spread devotion to the Passion among seminarians and religious.

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Prayer to Saint Paul of the Cross seeking his holy intercession

O! glorious Saint Paul of the Cross, you were chosen by God to profess to all of humanity the bitter sufferings of His only-begotten Son, and to spread devotion to the Passion of Jesus throughout the world.

By your preaching and holy example Jesus converted thousands of sinners through you by bringing them to the foot of the Cross to repent of their sins, thereby obtaining for them His infinite forgiveness and mercy! May Jesus be blessed for His extraordinary grace that was so often made present in your life, and for the many miracles He worked through you for the conversion of souls!

O! blessed St Paul of the Cross, turning towards you now I ask that from your place with Jesus and Mary in heaven that you may look mercifully upon my poor soul and hear my prayers, and with all of your love humbly present them to Jesus for me (mention petitions).

Obtain for me also a great love of Jesus suffering, that by frequent meditation on His Passion I may take up my own cross and accept with holy resignation the sufferings that God has permitted in my life. Help me to suffer and to sacrifice in union with Jesus for the conversion of my poor soul, the souls of my loved ones, and for all of humanity. Help me to love Jesus and Mary with all of my heart, and intercede for me that I may, by the grace of God, die a holy death, and come at last to enjoy with you the blessed Presence of Jesus and Mary in Heaven for all of eternity.

One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be….

O Jesus Christ,
in the dark garden you depended
on your Father above
to help you carry on.
Listen, as I pray in sorrow and cares.

I ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN +

May the Passion of Christ be ever in our hearts! St Paul of the Cross, pray for us!

To support the efforts of Filii Passionis click: HERE

Novena of the Birth of St. Paul of the Cross into Heaven: Day 2

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Prayer to Saint Paul of the Cross seeking his holy intercession

O! glorious Saint Paul of the Cross, you were chosen by God to profess to all of humanity the bitter sufferings of His only-begotten Son, and to spread devotion to the Passion of Jesus throughout the world.

By your preaching and holy example Jesus converted thousands of sinners through you by bringing them to the foot of the Cross to repent of their sins, thereby obtaining for them His infinite forgiveness and mercy! May Jesus be blessed for His extraordinary grace that was so often made present in your life, and for the many miracles He worked through you for the conversion of souls!

O! blessed St Paul of the Cross, turning towards you now I ask that from your place with Jesus and Mary in heaven that you may look mercifully upon my poor soul and hear my prayers, and with all of your love humbly present them to Jesus for me (mention petitions).

Obtain for me also a great love of Jesus suffering, that by frequent meditation on His Passion I may take up my own cross and accept with holy resignation the sufferings that God has permitted in my life. Help me to suffer and to sacrifice in union with Jesus for the conversion of my poor soul, the souls of my loved ones, and for all of humanity. Help me to love Jesus and Mary with all of my heart, and intercede for me that I may, by the grace of God, die a holy death, and come at last to enjoy with you the blessed Presence of Jesus and Mary in Heaven for all of eternity.

One Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be….

O Jesus Christ,
in all the choices I make in life,
help me to be wise and just,
loving and generous.

I ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN +

May the Passion of Christ be ever in our hearts! St Paul of the Cross, pray for us!

To support the efforts of Filii Passionis click: HERE