September is the Month the Church Dedicates to the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady
“And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that out of many hearts thoughts may
(St. Luke, ii. 35)
all ye that pass by the way, attend and see if there be sorrow like unto my sorrow.”
(Lam, i. 12)
“thou shalt honour thy mother… for thou must be mindful what and how great perils she suffered for thee…”
(Tobias, iv. 3, 4)
And Jesus Christ himself revealed to the blessed Veronica Binasco, that he takes more pleasure, as it were, in seeing his mother compassionated than himself; for thus he addressed her, “My daughter, the tears shed for my passion are dear to me; but loving with so great love my mother Mary, the meditation of the dolors (sorrows) which she suffered at my death IS MORE DEAR TO ME.”
(The Glories of Mary by St. Alphonsus Ligouri, Page 533)
THE SEVEN SORROWS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
prophecy of Simeon. (St. Luke, ii. 34, 35)
2. The flight into Egypt. (St. Matthew, ii. 13, 14)
3. The loss of the Child Jesus in the temple. (St. Luke, ii. 43-45)
4. The meeting of Jesus and Mary on the Way of the Cross.
5. The Crucifixion.
6. The taking down of the Body of Jesus from the Cross.
7. The burial of Jesus.
It was revealed to St. Elizabeth, that St. John the Evangelist, after the blessed Virgin was assumed into heaven, desired to see her again. This favor was granted him; his dear mother appeared to him, and Jesus Christ with her; and he then heard Mary asking of her Son some peculiar grace for those who were devoted to her dolors; and Jesus promised her for them the four following special graces:
1st. That those who invoke the divine mother by her sorrows, before death will merit to obtain true repentance of all their sins.
2nd. That he will protect such in their tribulations, especially at the hour of death.
3rd. That he will impress upon them the memory of his passion, and that they shall have their reward for it in heaven.
4th. That he will commit such devout servants to the hands of Mary, that she may dispose of them according to her pleasure, and obtain for them all the graces she desires.
(Glories of Mary, by St. Alphonsus Ligouri)
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Below listed are the feasts falling in September 2021:
September 2: St. Stephen, King of Hungary, Confessor, Simple.
September 4: FIRST SATURDAY/Mass of the Season
September 5: XV Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Laurence Justinian Bishop and Confessor.
September 6: Mass of the Season
September 7: Mass of the Season
September 9: Commemoration of St. Gorgonius Martyr.
September 10: St. Nicholas of Tolentino Confessor, Double.
September 11: Commemoration of Ss. Protus and Hyacinth Martyrs.
September 12: XVI Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of The Most Holy Name of Mary.
September 13: Mass of the Season
September 14: Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Greater Double.
September 16: St. Cornelius Pope and St. Cyprian Bishop, Martyrs, Simple; Commemoration of Ss. Euphemia Virgin, Lucy and Geminian Martyrs.
September 19: XVII Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Apparition of Our Lady of La Salette; Commemoration of St. Januarius Bishop and Companions Martyrs.
September 20: St. Eustace and Companions Martyrs, Double.
September 21: St. Matthew Apostle and Evangelist, Double of the II Class.
September 24: Our Lady of Ransom, Greater Double.
September 25: Mass of the Season
September 26: XVIII Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of Ss. Cyprian and Justina Virgin, Martyrs.
September 27: Ss. Cosmas and Damian Martyrs, Simple.
September 28: St. Wenceslaus, Duke of Bohemia, Martyr, Simple.
September 29: Dedication of St. Michael Archangel, Double of the I Class.
September 30: St. Jerome Priest, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church, Double.
Virgin Most Sorrowful, pray for us.
August is the Month the Church Dedicates to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
“...God wishes to
establish in the world the devotion to my Immaculate Heart... in the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph.”
“Now therefore, ye children, hear me: Blessed are they that keep my ways. Hear instruction and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed
is the man that heareth me, and that watcheth daily at my gates, and waiteth at the posts of my doors. He that shall find me, shall find life, and shall have salvation from the Lord: But he that shall sin against me, shall hurt his own soul. All that hate
me love death.”
(Prov, viii. 32-36)
Blessed is Thy Heart, O Virgin Mary! It is the measure of sanctity, the furnace of divine love, the throne of all virtues, sanctuary of the Divinity: Mother of God, intercede for us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
Jacinta to Lucy (shortly before her death): “You must remain here below to make the world know that Our Lord wishes devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary established in the world. Tell everybody that God gives graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Tell them to ask graces from her and that the Sacred Heart of Jesus wishes to be venerated together with the Immaculate Heart of His Mother. Ask them to plead for peace from the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for the Lord has confided the peace of the world to her.”
Consecration Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
O most amiable Heart of Mary! which of all hearts most perfectly resembles the Heart of Jesus, and is thereby worthy of the love and respect of all creatures, to thee I fervently consecrate my heart, and I choose thee, after the Heart of Jesus, for the object of my imitation and confidence. I beseech thee, O sacred Virgin! by all the graces which were bestowed on thee by thy beloved Son, to give me a passage through thy blessed heart to the Heart of Jesus. Lead me thyself into that adorable sanctuary, that I may learn to practice the virtues which rendered thee so faithful a copy of Him who was meek and humble of heart. Thou knowest that I wish most sincerely to venerate, to love, and to imitate that divine Heart, which was the source of all thy merit and happiness, as well as the only object of thy love; but as I feel my own weakness, I have recourse to thee, beseeching thee to present my heart to Jesus in union with thine; that in consideration of thy perfections and merits, my miseries and sins may be overlooked, and my heart for ever consecrated, through thee, to the perfect love of my Creator. I choose thee now, O holy Heart of Mary, for my advocate and model, that thy prayers may assist me to imitate thee, and thereby conform my heart to that of my divine Saviour. Thou wert, O most pure Heart! happily inaccessible to the monster sin! yet thou art penetrated with humiliation and sorrow for the sins of the world: obtain that my heart may be truly contrite for my own sins, and may love God sufficiently to feel and deplore the sins of others. Thou wert replenished with the meekness and mercy of the Heart of Jesus, and consumed with his most ardent love; therefore through thee I most firmly hope to receive a share in those virtues; and above all, the grace to detest the vice of pride, which would render me so hateful to the adorable Heart of Jesus, and to practise that sincere humility which can best liken me to my Saviour and to thee. In thee, O blessed Heart of Mary! I will confide during my life, and in thee also I confidently hope to find a secure refuge and powerful advocate at the hour of my death.
Taken from: The Ursuline Manual, Cork, Ireland, Edition 1855
Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
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Below listed are the feasts falling in August 2021:
August 3: Invention of St. Stephen Protomartyr, Simple.
August 4: St. Dominic Confessor, Greater Double.
August 8: XI Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of Ss. Cyriacus, Largus and Smaragdus Martyrs.
August 10: St. Laurence Martyr, Double of the II Class.
August 12: St. Clare Virgin, Double.
15: XII Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
[Part I – Details on the Assumption of Mary]
[Part II – A dialogue on Assumption of Mary]
[Part III – Devotional Prayers]
August 17: St. Hyacinth of Poland Confessor, Double.
August 18: Commemoration of St. Agapitus Martyr.
August 19: St. John Eudes Confessor, Double.
August 21: St. Jane Frances de Chantal Widow, Double.
August 22: XIII Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Commemoration of Ss. Timothy, Hippolytus Bishop, and Symphorianus Martyrs.
August 23: St. Philip Benizi Confessor, Double.
August 24: St. Bartholomew Apostle, Double of the II Class.
August 25: St. Louis, King of France, Confessor, Simple.
August 26: Commemoration of St. Zephyrinus Pope Martyr.
August 27: St. Joseph Calasanctius Confessor, Double.
August 28: St. Augustine Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church, Double; Commemoration of St. Hermes Martyr.
August 29: XIV Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of Beheading of St. John the Baptist; Commemoration of St. Sabina Martyr.
August 31: St. Raymond Nonnatus Confessor, Double.
Wear the Brown Scapular
Pray the Rosary Daily for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
(Our Lady of Fatima)
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us, now and at the hour of our death.
July is the Month the Church Dedicates to the Most Precious Blood
Jesus to Marie-Julie Jahenny: If the prayer of the rosary and the offering of the Precious Blood were not so agreeable to the Father, there would have had already been on the earth an unnamed misery. But my Mother is interceding with the Father, myself and the Holy Ghost. This is why God is letting Himself be moved. Therefore thank my Mother that mankind is still alive. Honour her with a child’s regard – I had set the example for you – For she’s the Mother of Mercy.
Don’t ever forget to renew continually the offering of the Precious Blood. My Mother is begging me tirelessly and with her many penitent and expiating souls. I can’t refuse her anything. It’s therefore thanks to my Mother and because of my chosen ones that these days will be shortened.
Be consoled, all you who honour my Precious Blood, nothing will happen to you. I will inspire my Representative to honour the sacrifice of my Precious Blood and the reverence of my Mother.
EJACULATORY OFFERING OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD
An Indulgence of 100 days, is granted to all the faithful every time they make the following ejaculation.
Eternal Father! I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Jesus in satisfaction for my sins, and for the wants of Holy Church.
Taken from: Confraternity Manual of the Precious Blood, 1861
ACT OF REPARATION TO THE PRECIOUS BLOOD
An Indulgence of 300 days is granted to all who say this prayer.
Most Precious Blood of life eternal! Price and ransom of the whole universe! Drink and bath of the soul! Ever pleading the cause of man before the throne of heavenly Mercy! I adore thee most profoundly; I would, if I were able, make Thee some compensation for the outrages and wrongs Thou dost ever suffer from men, and especially from those who in their rashness dare to blaspheme Thee. Who will not bless this Blood of value infinite? Who does not feel himself inflamed with the love of Jesus, who shed it all for us? What should I be but for this Blood which hath redeemed me? And who drew Thee out of the veins of my Lord, even unto the last drop? It was Love! O immense love, which gave us this saving balsam! O Balsam beyond all price streaming forth from the fount of immeasurable love! Give to all hearts, all tongues, power to praise, celebrate, and thank Thee now and ever, and throughout all eternity. Amen.
Taken from: Confraternity Manual of the Precious Blood, 1861
Below listed are the feasts falling in July 2021:
July 4: VI Sunday after Pentecost, Double.
July 5: St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria Confessor, Double.
July 6: Mass of the Season
July 9: Mass of the Season
July 11: VII Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Pius I Pope and Martyr.
July 13: St. Anacletus Pope and Martyr, Simple.
July 15: St. Henry II Emperor, Confessor, Simple.
July 17: St. Alexius Confessor, Simple.
July 18: VIII Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Camillus de Lellis Confessor; Commemoration of St. Symphorosa and her seven Sons Martyrs.
July 19: St. Vincent de Paul Confessor, Double.
July 21: Commemoration of St. Praxedes Virgin.
July 23: St. Apollinaris, Bishop and Martyr, Double; Commemoration of St. Liborius, Bishop and Confessor.
July 24: Commemoration of St. Christina of Bolsena, Virgin and Martyr; St. Declán of Ardmore, Bishop (Irish Calendar).
July 27: Commemoration of St. Pantaleon Martyr.
V. Thou hast redeemed us, O Lord, with Thy Blood:
R. And hast made us a kingdom to our God.
June is the Month the Church Dedicates to the Sacred Heart and the Most Blessed Sacrament
“Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and the infinite ocean of mercy. Tepid souls shall grow fervent. Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.”
The devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus was officially recognized and approved by Pope Clement XIII in 1765, seventy-five years after the death of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque to whom Christ appeared and revealed His Sacred Heart as a symbol of His love for mankind. In 1794, Pope Pius VI issued a decree approving the devotion and granting indulgences to those who practice it. On June 11, 1899, in what he referred to as "the great act" of his pontificate, Pope Leo XIII solemnly consecrated all mankind to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
The Twelve Promises of the Sacred Heart to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque:
1. "I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life."
2. "I will establish peace in their homes."
3. "I will comfort them in their afflictions."
4. "I will be their secure refuge during life, and above all in death."
5. "I will bestow a large blessing upon all their undertakings."
6. "Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and the infinite ocean of mercy."
7. "Tepid souls shall grow fervent."
8. "Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection."
9. "I will bless every place where a picture of My Heart shall be set up and honored."
10. "I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts."
11. "Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be blotted out."
12. "I promise thee in the excessive mercy of My Heart that My all-powerful love will grant to all those who communicate on the First Friday in nine consecutive months, the grace of final penitence; they shall not die in My disgrace nor without receiving the Sacraments; My Divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment."
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AN ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
Heart of Jesus, infinitely holy and merciful Heart, I give myself to thee without reserve, and for ever. I abandon to thy care my present and my future; under thy protection, and for thy greater glory, I wish to commence, continue, and terminate all my actions. I confide to thy love every day of my life, and will repeat every morning, in union with the holy sacrifice of the mass, this filial consecration. Thy Heart, O Jesus, shall henceforth be my consolation. I will invoke it in my trials, in my difficulties, in my fears. Banish from my mind every desire, every resolution and action which is not conformable to thy holy will. Suffer me not to yield to temptation, preserve me in purity of heart; be thou to me a buckler against my own weakness every moment of my life, be thou my help in death, and my reward in eternity. Amen.
Jesus, most charitable, Jesus, meek and humble of heart, forgive our sins, give thy peace to our souls, remember us in thy kingdom!
May the Heart of Jesus be everywhere loved.
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, render my heart like unto thine.
Taken from: The Manual of the Scared Heart, Edition 1866
AN ACT OF REPARATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
O adorable heart of my Saviour Jesus, loving heart of my good master, how great is thy tenderness to have remained for me in the divine Eucharist! Alas, thy creatures forget thy love, despise thy complaints, and withdraw themselves from thee; forgetting that, in thy agony in the garden, thou didst endure all bitterness of our sins. We now again by our inequities renew thy sorrows. Thou languishes here with love and sadness, and how few think of thee, care for thee, or are touched by thy loneliness. Let me at least, sensible to thy sorrows, listen to thy tender complaint, for I desire to repair the outrages which are unceasingly directed against thee. Prostrate, annihilated in spirit before the holy tabernacle in which thou dost display thy love, I beseech thee to pardon my sins, and those of the whole world, for their contempt and indifference, their insults and their sacrilege. If I cannot wash away with my blood my own faults, and those of all thy guilty children, may I at least silently weep over the outrages of which thou art the victim. Oh that I could dispose of the hearts of all mankind, and fill them with regret and gratitude, in order to offer them to thy love as the only homage which it desires to receive. Lord Jesus, I offer myself as holocaust. Behold my heart, purify it, consume it with love, sacrifice it to thy will, that henceforth I may love thee only, and live only to love thee. Guard thou my heart, lest I should reclaim it, hide it in thy wounds as in a safe asylum, so that there I may live and die in order to be united to thee for ever. Amen!
Taken from: The Manual of the Scared Heart, Edition 1866
A PRAYER TO THE AGONISING HEART OF JESUS
O most merciful Jesus, thou who art inflamed with so ardent a love for souls, I conjure thee by the agony of thy sacred heart, and by the dolours of thy immaculate mother, to purify in thy blood all sinners throughout the world who are now in their agony, and who will to-day depart this life.
Agonising heart of Jesus, have mercy on the dying.
Taken from: The Manual of the Scared Heart, Edition 1866
Below listed are the feasts falling in June 2021:
June 1: St. Angela Merici Virgin, Double.
June 6: II Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Norbert Bishop and Confessor.
June 7: Mass of the Season
June 13: III Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Anthony of Padua Confessor.
June 16: Mass of the Season
June 17: Mass of the Season
June 20: IV Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Silverius Pope and Martyr.
June 21: St. Aloysius Gonzaga Confessor, Double.
June 26: Ss. John and Paul Martyrs, Double.
June 27: V Sunday after Pentecost, Double.
June 30: Commemoration of St. Paul Apostle, Greater Double, Commemoration
of St. Peter Apostle.
[PART III – Beheading of St. Paul]
Sweet Heart of Jesus, be thou my love.
(300 days' indulgence)
May is the Month the Church Dedicates to the Most Blessed Virgin Mary
“The queen stood on Thy right hand
in gilded clothing, surrounded with variety.”
(Ps, xliv. 10)
“and the King arose to meet her, and bowed to her, and sat down upon His throne: and a throne was set for the King’s mother, and she sat on His right hand. And she said to Him: I
desire one small petition of Thee, do not put me to confusion. And the King said to her: My mother, ask: for I must not turn away thy face.”
(III Kings, ii. 19-20)
“And the King shall greatly desire thy beauty: for He is the Lord thy God, and Him they shall
(Ps, xliv. 12)
Anthem – Regina Cœli
(To be prayed from Easter Sunday to Trinity Sunday instead of the Angelus. Click here, for the Latin version)
Queen of Heaven, rejoice. Alleluia.
For He whom thou wast made worthy to bear. Alleluia.
Hath risen, as He said. Alleluia.
Pray for us to God. Alleluia.
℣. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary. Alleluia.
℟. For the Lord hath risen indeed. Alleluia.
Let us pray.
O God, who through the resurrection of thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ hast vouchsafed to give joy to the whole world; grant us, we beseech Thee, that, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary his Mother, we may obtain the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Below listed are the feasts falling in May 2021:
May 2: IV Sunday after Easter, Double; Commemoration of St. Athanasius, Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church.
May 4: St. Monica Widow, Double.
May 9: V Sunday after Easter, Double; Commemoration of St. Gregory Nazianzen Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church.
May 15: St. John Baptist de la Salle Confessor, Double.
May 17: St. Paschal Baylon Confessor, Double.
May 18: St. Venantius Martyr, Double.
May 21: Mass of the Season
May 24: Whit Monday, Double.
May 25: Whit Tuesday, Double.
May 26: EMBER WEDNESDAY/Whit Wednesday, Double.
May 27: Whit Thursday, Double.
May 28: EMBER FRIDAY/Whit Friday, Double.
May 29: EMBER SATURDAY/Whit Saturday, Double.
“Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array?”
(Cant, vi. 9)
“Who is this that cometh up from the desert, flowing with delights, leaning upon her beloved?”
(Cant, viii. 5)
Holy Mary, pray for us.