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
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Below listed are the feasts falling in August 2019:
August 1: St. Peter in Chains, Greater Double, Commemoration of St. Paul; Commemoration of the Holy Machabees Martyrs.
August 2: FIRST FRIDAY/St. Alphonsus Mary of Liguori Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church, Double; Commemoration of St. Stephen I Pope and Martyr.
August 3: FIRST SATURDAY/Invention of St. Stephen Protomartyr, Simple.
August 4: VIII Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Dominic Confessor.
August 7: St. Cajetan (of Thienna), Confessor, Double; Commemoration of St. Donatus, Bishop and Martyr.
August 8: Ss. Cyriacus, Largus and Smaragdus Martyrs, Simple.
August 9: St. John Vianney Confessor and Priest, Double; Commemoration of the Vigil of St. Laurence; Commemoration of St. Romanus Martyr.
August 10: St. Laurence Martyr, Double of the II Class.
August 11: IX Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of Ss. Tiburtius and Susanna Virgin, Martyrs.
August 12: St. Clare Virgin, Double.
August 17: St. Hyacinth of Poland Confessor, Double.
August 18: X Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Agapitus Martyr.
August 19: St. John Eudes Confessor, Double.
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: XI Sunday after Pentecost, Double; Commemoration of St. Louis, King of France, Confessor.
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: Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Greater Double; Commemoration of St. Sabina Martyr.
August 31: St. Raymond Nonnatus Confessor, Double.
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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.