Novena Update

First, I want to thank all who participated in the campaign of support to provide the academic books for Filii Passionis this coming semester. The Holy Mass, the August Sacrifice of the Altar, was offered for you and yours this past Monday in Berlin, and you will be remembered each month at a Mass offered for the Benefactors of Filii Passionis.

Second, I am picking up the campaign again which provided over 125 books to seminarians, priests, and religious last year. I will still be providing the same book (Meditations from the School of Jesus Crucified), but to more seminarians. My original goal was 500 and still is!

We need men, especially future priests, to be particularly devoted to the Passion of Christ! We have been suffering the past few weeks with a profound realization of the sins which are plaguing the Church and the world. To combat this epidemic, we need to do everything we can to foster love for Love Crucified. It is at the feet of Our Lord that we will find everything we need, our weaknesses fade to nothing in the Presence of His Might, His Glory, His Peace. 

Most seminaries have begun their academics in America, and in the coming month European seminaries will begin. I hope we can get a head start on this campaign. I visited Conception Seminary in Missouri about two weeks ago. This was the first batch of seminarians who received the book thanks to the generosity of donors last year. My friends there tell me that so much benefit has come from these meditations. Jesus, meek and humble of Heart, make our hearts like unto Thine! In thy Infancy. In thy Childhood. In thy Mission. In thy Agony and Passion. In thy Death. In thy Resurrection!

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N.B. Any donation over $50 will receive a pocket-size copy of my next publication on devotion to Our Lady. Any donation over $100 will receive a hardcover copy of the same. Please leave your address in the private notes of the donation. [World-wide]

Infant Mary Ibarra
The Novena altar of the Infant Mary at Conception Seminary. How precious is the little Infant Mary! Pure and Holy!

Day 7 of the Novena to the Infant Mary

Holy Child Mary of the royal house of David, Queen of the angels, Mother of grace and love, I greet you with all my heart. Obtain for me the grace to love the Lord faithfully during all the days of my life. Obtain for me, too, a great devotion to you, who are the first creature of God’s love.

Hail Mary, full of grace…

O heavenly Child Mary, who like a pure dove was born
immaculate and beautiful, true prodigy of the wisdom of
God, my soul rejoices in you. Oh! Do help me to preserve
the angelic virtue of purity at the cost of any sacrifice.

Hail Mary, full of grace…

Hail, lovely and holy Child, spiritual garden of delight, where,
on the day of the Incarnation, the tree of life was planted,
assist me to avoid the poisonous fruit of vanity and pleasures of the world. Help me to engraft into my soul the thoughts, feelings, and virtues of your divine Son.

Hail Mary, full of grace…

Hail, admirable Child Mary, Mystical Rose, closed garden,
open only to the heavenly Spouse. O Lily of paradise,
make me love the humble and hidden life;
let the heavenly Spouse find the gate of my heart always open to the loving calls of His graces and inspiration.

Hail Mary, full of grace…

Holy Child Mary, mystical dawn, gate of heaven,
you are my trust and hope. O powerful advocate, from your cradle stretch out your hand, support me on the path of life. Make me serve God with ardor and constancy until death and so reach an eternity with you.

Hail Mary, full of grace…


Blessed Child Mary, destined to be the Mother of God and our loving Mother, by the heavenly graces you lavish upon us, mercifully listen to my supplications. In the needs which press upon me from every side and especially in my present tribulation, I place all my trust in you.

O holy Child, by the privileges granted to you alone and by the merits which you have acquired, show that the source of spiritual favors and the continuous benefits which you dispense are inexhaustible, because your power with the Heart of God is unlimited.

Deign through the immense profusion of graces with which the Most High has enriched you from the first moment of your Immaculate Conception, grant me, O Celestial Child, my petition, and I shall eternally praise the goodness of your Immaculate Heart. AMEN!

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