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 20: St. Bernard Abbot, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church, Double.
August 21: St. Jane Frances de Chantal Widow, Double.
August 22: Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Double of the II Class; 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: 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 30: St. Rose of St. Mary Virgin of Lima, Double; Commemoration of Ss. Felix and Adauctus Martyrs.
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)
May is the Month the Church Dedicates to the Most Blessed Virgin Mary
(To be prayed from Easter Sunday to Trinity Sunday instead of the Angelus)
Triumph, O Queen of Heaven, to see, Alleluia,
The sacred Infant born to thee, Alleluia:
Spring up in glory from the tomb, Alleluia:
O by thy prayers prevent our doom, Alleluia.
℣. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary! Alleluia
℟. Because our Lord is truly risen, Alleluia.
Let us pray.
O God, who, by the resurrection of thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ, has vouchsafed to gladden the world, grant, we beseech thee, that, by the intercession of the Virgin Mary, his Mother, we may receive the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Below listed are the feasts falling in May 2018:
May 6: V Sunday after Easter, Double; Commemoration of St. John Apostle before the Latin Gate.
May 13: VI Sunday after Easter, Double; Commemoration of St. Robert Bellarmine 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: Whit Monday, Double.
May 22: Whit Tuesday, Double.
May 23: EMBER WEDNESDAY/Whit Wednesday, Double.
May 24: Whit Thursday, Double.
May 25: EMBER FRIDAY/Whit Friday, Double.
May 26: EMBER SATURDAY/Whit Saturday, Double.
May 30: St. Felix I Pope and Martyr, Double.
Pray for us O Holy Mother of God,
that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ!
April is the Month the Church Dedicates to the Holy Face
“I have given my body to the strikers, and my checks to them that plucked them: I have not turned away my
face from them that rebuked me, and spit upon me.”
(Isaias, l. 6)
"By offering My Face to My Eternal
Father, nothing will be refused, and the conversion of many sinners will be obtained."
(Our Lord to Sr. Marie de Saint-Pierre, Nov 1846)
DEVOTION TO THE HOLY FACE OF JESUS
Promises of Our Lord Jesus Christ to Sr. Mary of St. Peter, Discalced Carmelite Nun of Tours, France, in favor of those who honor His Holy Face:
1. “By My Holy Face you shall work miracles.”
2. “By My Face you will obtain the conversion of many sinners.”
3. “Nothing that you ask in making this offering will be refused to you.”
4. “If you knew how pleasing the sight of My Face is to My Father.”
5. “As in a kingdom you can procure all you wish for with a coin marked with the King's effigy, so in the Kingdom of Heaven you will obtain all you desire with the precious coin of My Holy Face.”
6. “Our Lord has promised me that He will imprint His divine likeness on the souls of those who honor His most holy Countenance.”
7. “All those who honor My Holy Face in a spirit of reparation will, by so doing, perform the office of the pious Veronica.”
8. “According to the care you take in making reparation to My Face, disfigured by blasphemies, so will I take care of yours, which has been disfigured by sin. I will reprint therin My image and render it as beautiful as it was on leaving the Baptismal font.”
9. “Our Lord promised me that all those who defend His cause in this work of reparation, by words, by prayers, or in writing, He will defend them before His Father; at their death He will purify their souls by effacing all the blots of sin and will restore to them their primitive beauty.”
Act of Reparation for Blasphemy
May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most mysterious and unutterable Name of God, be praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified in heaven, and on earth by the Sacred Heart of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, in the most Holy Sacrament of the altar, and by all God's creatures. Amen.
• Eternal Father, I offer Thee the adorable Face of Thy beloved Son for the honor and glory of Thy Holy Name, for the conversion of sinners and the salvation of dying souls.
• Eternal Father, I ask of Thee as many souls as was the number of the drops of Blood as Thy Divine Son shed in His Passion. (She was given a vision of Hell and the multitude of souls falling in, and was invited to pray for poor sinners. Dec. 21, 1846).
• Eternal Father, I offer Thee Our Savior, Jesus Christ for the expiation of my sins and for the needs of Holy Church.
• Our Lord told Sister Marie de Saint-Pierre on March 16, 1844, “Oh if you only knew what great merit you acquire by saying even once, ‘Admirable is the Name of God,’ in the spirit of reparation of blasphemy.” (say often)
• Be merciful to us, O my God and reject not our prayers, when amid our afflictions, we call upon Thy Holy Name and seek with love and confidence Thine adorable Face.
• Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Holy Face of Jesus, covered with Blood, Sweat, dust and spittle, in reparation for the crimes of communists, blasphemers and by the profaners of His Holy Name and of the Holy Day of Sunday.
Taken from: www.todayscatholicworld.com/ap06tcw.htm
Below listed are the feasts falling in April 2018:
(THE PASCHAL TIME BEGINS)
April 2: Easter Monday, Double.
April 3: Easter Tuesday, Double.
April 4: Easter Wednesday, Double.
April 5: Easter Thursday, Double.
April 6: FIRST FRIDAY/Easter Friday, Double.
April 7: FIRST SATURDAY/Easter Saturday, Double.
April 8: Low Sunday, Double of the I Class.
April 10: Feria
April 12: Feria
April 13: St. Hermenegild Martyr, Simple.
April 14: St. Justin Martyr, Double; Commemoration of Saints Tiburtius, Valerian and Maximus, Martyrs.
April 15: II Sunday after Easter, Double.
April 16: Feria
April 18: Feria
April 19: Feria
April 20: Feria
April 22: III Sunday after Easter, Double; Commemoration of Ss. Soter and Caius Popes and Martyrs.
April 23: St. George Martyr, Simple.
April 24: St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen Martyr, Double.
April 26: Ss. Cletus and Marcellinus Popes and Martyrs, Simple ; [Our Lady of Good Counsel (Regional Calendars)].
April 28: St. Paul of the Cross Confessor, Double; Commemoration of St. Vitalis Martyr.
April 29: IV Sunday after Easter, Double; Commemoration of St. Peter of Verona Martyr; [St. Robert, Abbot of Molesme (Liturgical Calendar of France)].
April 30: St. Catherine of Siena Virgin, Double.
Admirable is the Name of God!