O Most Holy Sacrament!

Jesus, each time I look at the sacred Host, sancify my eyes, that they may close more and more to all that is merely earthly.

Jesus, each time I look at the sacred Host, send a ray of divine light into my soul, that I may better know you and myself.
Jesus, each time I look at the sacred Host, send a flame of divine love into my hearttoconsume everything in it that is displeasing to You and to set it all on fire with Your love.


Now and in eternity may my only desire be to contemplate the infinite beauty of Your divine countenance which delights the angels. 

Amen.

Novena to the Sacred Heart: 14 – 22 May


O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.”
Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of…

(Mention your Intention Here)

Our Father…

Hail Mary…

Glory Be to the Father…

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.


O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.” Behold, in your name, I ask the Father for the grace of…

(Mention your Intention Here)

Our Father…

Hail Mary…

Glory Be to the Father…

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.


O my Jesus, you have said: “Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away.” Encouraged by your infallible words I now ask for the grace of…

(Mention your Intention Here)

Our Father…

Hail Mary…

Glory Be to the Father…

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.


O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of you, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, your tender Mother and ours.

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!


Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.

Amen.

—written by St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

The beautiful love of the Savior

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[Forgive an amateur recording, with poor breathing and possibly my loud refrigerator in the background, it is early in the morning. When one can’t sleep…I have always found this a moving reflection on Psalm 22[23].]

The King of love my shepherd is,
whose goodness faileth never.
I nothing lack if I am his,
and he is mine forever.

Where streams of living water flow,
my ransomed soul he leadeth;
and where the verdant pastures grow,
with food celestial feedeth.

Perverse and foolish, oft I strayed,
but yet in love he sought me;
and on his shoulder gently laid,
and home, rejoicing, brought me.

 

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To read the story of this Cross: A story of the Cross

In death’s dark vale I fear no ill,
with thee, dear Lord, beside me;
thy rod and staff my comfort still,
thy cross before to guide me.

Thou spreadst a table in my sight;
thy unction grace bestoweth;
and oh, what transport of delight
from thy pure chalice floweth!

And so through all the length of days,
thy goodness faileth never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing thy praise
within thy house forever.

Today is also the 401st Anniversary of the Consecration of the Church of Santissima Trinita dei Pellegrini. Here you can read about the Church and the celebration of the 400th anniversary last year: Anniversary of the Consecration of Santissima Trinita!

 

Happy Pentecost!

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I cling to Thee and give myself to Thee
and ask Thee, by Thy compassion,
to watch over me in my weakness.
Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus
and looking at His Five Wounds,
trusting in His Precious Blood,
adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart, I implore Thee, Adorable Spirit, Helper of my infirmity, to keep me in Thy grace that I may never sin against Thee. Amen.

To pray the final prayers of the Novena, which include a spirited Consecration to the Holy Ghost, go HERE.

A Blessed Pentecost to you!

Novena to the Holy Ghost: Day 9

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Come, O Divine Spirit, fill my heart with Thy heavenly fruits, Thy charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, faith, mildness, and temperance, that I may never weary in the service of God, but by continued faithful submission to Thy inspiration, may merit to be united eternally with Thee in the love of the Father and the Son. Amen.

Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and seven Glory Be’s

Consecration to the Holy Ghost

On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses,
I offer myself soul and body to Thee, Eternal Spirit of God.
I adore the brightness of Thy purity,
the unerring keenness of Thy justice,
and the might of Thy love.

Thou art the Strength and Light of my soul.
In Thee I live and move and have my being.
I desire never to grieve Thee by unfaithfulness
and I pray with all my heart
to be kept from the smallest sin against Thee.

Mercifully guard my every thought, word, deed and hope.
Grant that I may always watch for Thy light,
listen to Thy voice,
and follow Thy gracious inspirations.

I cling to Thee and give myself to Thee
and ask Thee, by Thy compassion,
to watch over me in my weakness.
Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus
and looking at His Five Wounds,
trusting in His Precious Blood,
adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart,
I implore Thee, Adorable Spirit, Helper of my infirmity,
to keep me in Thy grace that I may never sin against Thee.

Give me grace, O Holy Spirit,
Spirit of the Father and the Son,
to say to Thee always and everywhere,

“Speak, Lord, for Thy servant heareth.” Amen.

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Prayer to the Holy Ghost for His Gifts
O Lord Jesus Christ
Who, before ascending into heaven,
did promise to send the Holy Spirit
to finish Thy work
in the souls of Thy Apostles and Disciples,
deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me,
that He may perfect in my soul
the work of Thy grace and Thy love.

Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom
that I may despise the perishable things of this world
and aspire only after the things that are eternal,

the Spirit of Understanding
to enlighten my mind with the light of Thy divine truth,

the Spirit of Counsel
that I may ever choose the surest way
of pleasing God and gaining heaven,

the Spirit of Fortitude
that I may bear my cross with Thee
and that I may overcome with courage
all the obstacles that oppose my salvation,

the Spirit of Knowledge
that I may know God and know myself
and grow perfect in the science of the Saints,

the Spirit of Piety
that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable,

and the Spirit of Fear
that I may be filled with a loving reverence
towards God and may dread in any way to displease Him.

Mark me, dear Lord, with the sign of Thy true disciples,
and animate me in all things with Thy Spirit. Amen.

N.B. I have updated the mode for donating to my cause, more can be read here.

First Saturday: June 2017

O Heavenly Mother, Queen of Heaven and earth, I recognize the glory of your highest title, The Immaculate Heart of Mary!

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Loving Mother, dispenser of endless blessings, You who continuously intercedes on our behalf, Please present my need before your loving Son Jesus.

Click here for the First Saturday Devotions.

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O Immaculate Heart of Mary, I know that you are now presenting my need before Jesus, For you have never turned away those in dire need.

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Sacred Hearts