A few things:
1: As previously mentioned (on Facebook and alluded to in my post here), prayers and penances, especially in light of all the present attacks on priests (by very priests themselves!), are necessary to defend and build up the good and holy priests. So, herein we will begin a spiritual bouquet for priests. Details below.
2: The Novena for the Feast of the Assumption begins on 6 August, the Feast of the Transfiguration, and ends on 14 August, the eve of the Feast. The Novena is below.
3: Please let me know if you will be partaking in this Novena and any other prayers and penances you will be offering during this period. Don’t forget this is the end of Our Lady’s Lent; she desires so much to shower down graces on her children. You can email me here: firstname.lastname@example.org. I suggest also a day of fasting on the Vigil of the Feast of the Assumption.
One last thing, the newest publication from Filii Passionis will remain at its discounted price until the Feast of the Assumption. Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase the wonderful pocket-size and/or collector’s edition of Flowers of the Passion: Saint Paul of the Cross at these discounted prices. You can find them at the following link, along with a pocket-size edition of fruitful meditations on the Passion: Filii Passionis Lulu store. [If you plan to purchase, ask in your email if Lulu is offering any discount codes and I’ll check for you].
Mary, Queen Assumed into Heaven, I rejoice that after years of heroic martyrdom on earth, you have at last been taken to the throne prepared for you in heaven by the Holy Trinity.
Lift my heart with you in the glory of your Assumption above the dreadful touch of sin and impurity. Teach me how small earth becomes when viewed from heaven. Make me realize that death is the triumphant gate through which I shall pass to your Son, and that someday my body shall rejoin my soul in the unending bliss of heaven.
From this earth, over which I tread as a pilgrim, I look to you for help. I ask for this favor: (Mention your request).
When my hour of death has come, lead me safely to the presence of Jesus to enjoy the vision of my God for all eternity together with you. Amen.
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