October is the Month the Church Dedicates to the Holy Rosary & the Holy Angels
“Behold, I will send
my angel, who shall go before thee, and keep thee in thy journey, and bring thee into the place that I have prepared. Respectfully observe him, and hear his voice, and do not think him one to be contemned: for he will not forgive when thou hast sinned, and
my name is in him. But if thou wilt hear his voice, and do all that I shall speak, I will be an enemy to thy enemies, and will afflict them that afflict thee: and my angel shall go before thee, and shall bring thee into the place which I have prepared.”
(Exodus, xxiii. 23)
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Our Lady said to Lucy: 'The last means that God will give to the world for its salvation are the Holy Rosary and My Immaculate Heart.' The words "last means" indicate that there will be no others.
-Words from Fr. Fuentes of his interview with Sr. Lucy of Fatima on Dec 26, 1957
“... the rosary is a great means of salvation... Aside from Lourdes and Fatima, we have heard it recommended by ... ecclesiastical authorities, such as Pope Pius IX, the great Pope of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. From his deathbed he whispered the plea for the daily rosary.”
Pope Leo XIII wrote some thirteen encyclicals on the rosary alone.
The late Pope Pius XI once said: “The Pope prays his rosary every day. As long as the Pope has not prayed his rosary, his day is not finished. If the Pope does not pray his rosary, he does not pray. We wish to be imitated in this matter.”
At Fatima, Our Lady chose for her purpose three little children who knew how to pray the rosary. She always appeared to them with the rosary and is so represented in the millions of images and statues which are today distributed through-out the world.
But even more convincing are the words of Our Lady herself. In the first apparition, when Lucy asked if Francisco would also go to heaven, she replied: “He will also go to heaven, but he must say many more rosaries.” Later Our Lady added: “Say the rosary every day to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war.”
In the second apparition she said: “I want you to say the rosary every day.”
In the third apparition: “I want you to continue to say the rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary.”
In the fourth apparition: “I want you to continue to say the rosary every day.”
In the fifth apparition: “Continue to say the rosary.”
In the sixth apparition: “I want to tell you . . . that I am the Lady of the Rosary; continue to say the rosary every day.”
Who could remain indifferent to this maternal, insistent recommendation of Our Lady to say the rosary every day? It is the rosary that so pleases Our Lady.
The pledge of the daily rosary does not, normally, bind under pain of sin. If you forget or neglect it through a cause that you could not prevent, there is no sin committed nor any harm done. Let the rosary, then, become a part of your daily life. Comply with Mary's wishes and say to her: “Dear Blessed Mother, touched by your tender request asking me to say the holy rosary every day, I hereby promise to do so. Accept my rosary as my daily gift to you, the Queen of the Holy Rosary.”
(Source: Novena to Our Lady of Fatima, Pamphlet By Rev. Lester M. Dooley, S.V.D., pp. 18-19, 1950)
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Prayer to ones Holy Angel-Guardian
Angel of God, my guardian dear,
To whom His love commits me here;
Ever this day/night be at my side,
To light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.
“A plenary indulgence at the hour of death, to be gained by the faithful who have been accustomed to say this invocation frequently during life, provided that they go to confession and Communion, or, at least, make an Act of Contrition, invoke the Holy Name of Jesus, orally, if possible, or at least mentally, and accept death with resignation from the hand of God as the just punishment for their sins (Apostolic Brief, Oct. 2, 1795; S. C. Ind., June 11, 1796 and May 15, 1821).”
(Source: The Raccolta, 1957).
Below listed are the feasts falling in October 2018:
October 2: The Holy Guardian Angels, Greater Double.
October 3: St. Teresa of the Child Jesus (of Lisieux), Virgin, Double.
October 4: St. Francis of Assisi Confessor, Greater Double.
October 7: XX Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of the most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Commemoration of St. Mark Pope and Confessor, and Ss. Sergius, Bacchus, Marcellus and Apuleius Martyrs.
October 8: St. Bridget Widow, Double.
October 9: St. John Leonard Confessor, Simple; Commemoration of St. Denis Bishop, Rusticus Priest, and Eleutherius Martyrs.
October 10: St. Francis Borgia Confessor, Simple.
October 12: Feria
October 13: St. Edward, King of England, Confessor, Simple.
October 14: XXI Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Callistus I Pope and Martyr.
October 15: St. Teresa (of Ávila), Virgin, Double.
October 16: St. Hedwig Widow, Simple.
October 17: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Virgin, Double.
October 18: St. Luke Evangelist, Double of the II Class.
October 19: St. Peter of Alcantara Confessor, Double.
October 20: St. John Cantius Confessor, Double.
October 21: XXII Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Hilarion Abbot; Commemoration of St. Ursula and Companions Virgins and Martyrs.
October 22: Feria
October 23: Feria
October 24: St. Raphael Archangel, Greater Double.
October 25: Commemoration of Ss. Chrysanthus and Daria Martyrs.
October 26: Commemoration of St. Evaristus Pope and Martyr.
October 27: Feria
October 28: Our Lord Jesus Christ the King, Double of the I Class; Commemoration of XXIII Sunday after Pentecost; Commemoration of Ss. Simon and Jude Apostles, Double of the II Class.
October 29: Feria
October 30: Feria
October 31: Feria
Queen of the most holy Rosary, pray for us.
September is the Month the Church Dedicates to the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady
“O! all ye that pass
by the way, attend and see if there be sorrow like unto my sorrow.”
(Lam, i. 12)
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, pg 533)
THE SEVEN SORROWS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
1. The 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 2018:
September 2: XV Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Stephen, King of Hungary, Confessor.
September 3: St. Pius X Pope and Confessor, Double.
September 4: Feria
September 5: St. Laurence Justinian Bishop and Confessor, Simple.
September 6: Feria
September 7: FIRST FRIDAY/Feria
September 9: XVI Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Gorgonius Martyr.
September 10: St. Nicholas of Tolentino Confessor, Double.
September 11: Commemoration of Ss. Protus and Hyacinth Martyrs.
September 12: The Most Holy Name of Mary, Greater Double.
September 13: Feria
September 14: Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Greater Double.
September 16: XVII Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Cornelius Pope and St. Cyprian Bishop, Martyrs; Commemoration of Ss. Euphemia Virgin, Lucy and Geminian Martyrs.
September 18: St. Joseph of Cupertino Confessor, Double.
September 20: St. Eustace and Companions Martyrs, Double.
September 24: Our Lady of Ransom, Greater Double.
September 25: Feria
September 26: Commemoration of Ss. Cyprian and Justina Virgin, Martyrs.
September 27: Ss. Cosmas and Damian Martyrs, Simple.
September 28: St. Wenceslaus Duke, Martyr, Simple.
September 29: Dedication of St. Michael Archangel, Double of the I Class.
September 30: XIX Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Jerome Priest, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church.
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.”
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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The Green Scapular of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
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Below listed are the feasts falling in August 2018:
August 5: XI Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of Dedication of Our Lady of the Snows.
August 10: St. Laurence Martyr, Double of the II Class.
August 12: XII Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Clare Virgin.
August 17: St. Hyacinth of Poland Confessor, Double.
August 18: Commemoration of St. Agapitus Martyr.
August 19: XIII Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. John Eudes Confessor.
August 21: St. Jane Frances de Chantal Widow, Double.
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: XIV Sunday after Pentecost, Double; 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: Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Greater Double; 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
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 2018:
July 1: The Most Precious Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, Double of the I Class; Commemoration of VI Sunday after Pentecost.
July 5: St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria Confessor, Double.
July 6: FIRST FRIDAY
July 8: VII Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Elizabeth, Queen of Portugal, Widow.
July 9: Feria
July 13: St. Anacletus Pope and Martyr, Simple.
July 17: St. Alexius Confessor, Simple.
July 19: St. Vincent de Paul Confessor, Double.
July 21: Commemoration of St. Praxedes Virgin.
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 2018:
June 3: II Sunday after Pentecost, Double.
June 7: Feria
June 10: III Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Margaret, Queen of Scotland, Widow.
June 11: St. Barnabas Apostle, Greater Double.
June 13: St. Anthony of Padua Confessor, Double.
June 16: Feria
June 17: IV Sunday after Pentecost, Double.
June 21: St. Aloysius Gonzaga Confessor, Double.
June 24: V Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of The Nativity of St. John the Baptist.
June 26: Ss. John and Paul Martyrs, 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)