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A TREASURY OF PRAYERS IV A Morning Offering O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You all my prayers, works,

joys and sufferings of this day. For all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart. In union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. In reparation for all my sins. For the intentions of all our associates, and, in particular, for the intention of our Holy Father for this month. Amen. The Hail Mary Hail, Mary! Full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen. Adoration Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. 5 Apostles Creed I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He arose again from the dead. He ascended into Heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty. From thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

The Twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit Charity, Joy, Peace, Patience, Benignity, Goodness, Longanimity, Mildness, Faith, Modesty, Continence, Chastity. The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, Fear of the Lord. 6 Act of Faith O my God, I firmly believe that Thou art one God in three Divine Persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit; I believe that Thy divine Son became man, and died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou hast revealed them, who canst neither deceive nor be deceived. Act of Hope O my God, relying on Thy almighty power and infinite mercy and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Thy grace, and life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer. Act of Love O my God, I love Thee above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because Thou art all-good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of Thee. I forgive all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have injured. 7

Prayer to the Holy Spirit Come, Holy Spirit, fill my heart with Thy holy gifts. Let my weakness be penetrated with Thy strength this very day that I may fulfill all the duties of my state conscientiously, that I may do what is right and just. Assist me, O Holy Spirit, in all my trials of life, enlighten me in my ignorance, advise me in my doubts, strengthen me in my weakness, help me in all my needs, protect me in temptations and console me in afflictions. Graciously hear me, O Holy Spirit, and pour Thy light into my heart, my soul, and my mind. Assist me to live a holy life and to grow in goodness and grace. Amen. Prayer to Saint Joseph O Blessed Saint Joseph, faithful guardian and protector of virgins, to whom God entrusted Jesus and Mary, I implore you by the love which you did bear them, to preserve me from every defilement of soul and body that I may always serve them in holiness and purity of love. Amen. 8 Prayer to Christ the King Christ Jesus, I acknowledge You King of the universe. All that has been created has been made for You. Make full use of Your rights over me. I renew the promises I made in Baptism, when I renounced Satan and all his pomps and works, and I promise to live a good Christian life and to do all in my power to procure, the triumph of the rights of God and Your Church. Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer you my efforts in order to obtain that all hearts may acknowledge Your Sacred Royalty, and that thus the Kingdom of Your peace may be established throughout the universe. Amen. 9 The Beatitudes Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are the meek, for they shall possess the earth. Blessed are they

who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God. Blessed are they who suffer persecution for justice sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when men reproach you and persecute you, and speaking falsely, say all manner of evil against you, for My sake. 10 God's Love in Giving Us His Son by St. Alphonsus de Liguori God so loved the world, that He gave His onlybegotten Son. (1) God, says Jesus Christ, has loved the world to that degree that He has given it His own and only Son. In this gift there are three things demanding our consideration: Who is the giver, what is the thing given, and the greatness of the love wherewith He gives it? We are already aware that the more exalted the donor is, the more to be prized is the gift. One who receives a flower from a monarch will set a higher value on that flower than on a large amount of money. How much ought we not, then, to prize this gift, coming to us, as it does, from the hands of one who is God! And what is it that He has given us? His own Son. The love of this God did not content itself with having given us so many good things on this earth, until it had reached the point of giving us His whole self in the person of the Incarnate Word: "He gave us not a servant, not an Angel, but His own Son,"(2) says St. John Chrysostom. Wherefore Holy Church exultingly exclaims, "O wondrous condescension of Thy mercy in our regard! O unappreciable love of charity! That Thou mightest redeem a slave, Thou deliveredst up Thy Son."(3) O infinite God, how couldst Thou condescend to exercise towards us so wondrous a compassion! Who shall ever be able to understand an excess so great as that, in order to ransom the slave, Thou were willing to

give us Thine only Son? Ah, my kindest Lord, since Thou hast given me the best that Thou hast, it is but just that I should give Thee the most that I can. Thou desirest of me my love: of Thee I desire nothing else, but only Thy love. Behold this miserable heart of mine; I consecrate it wholly to Thy love. Depart from my heart, all ye creatures; give room to my God, who deserves and desires to possess it wholly, and without companions. I love Thee, O God of love; I love Thee above everything: and I desire to love Thee alone, my Creator, my treasure, my all. 11 II. God hath given us His Son; and why? For love alone. Pilate, for fear of men, gave Jesus up to the Jews: He delivered Him up to their will. (4) But the Eternal Father gave His Son to us for the love which He bore us: He delivered Him up for us all. (5) St. Thomas says that "love has the nature of a first gift."(6) When a present is made us, the first gift that we receive is that of the love which the donor offers us in the thing that he gives: because, observes the Angelic Doctor, the one and only reason of every voluntary gift is love; otherwise, when a gift is made for some other end than that of simple affection, the gift can no longer rightly be called a true gift. The gift which the Eternal Father made us of His Son was a true gift, perfectly voluntary, and without any merit of ours; and therefore it is said that the Incarnation of the Word was effected through the operation of the Holy Spirit: that is, through love alone; as the same holy Doctor says: "through God's supreme love it was brought to pass, that the Son of God assumed to Himself flesh."(7) But not only was it out of pure love that God gave unto us His Son, He also gave Him to us with an immensity of love. This is precisely what Jesus wished to signify when He said: God so loved the world. (8) The word "so" (says St. John Chrysostom) signifies the magnitude of the love wherewith God made us this great gift: "The word so' signifies the vehemence of the

love."(9) And what greater love could one who was God have been able to give us than was shown by His condemning to death His innocent Son in order to save us miserable sinners? Who spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all. (10) Had the Eternal Father been capable of suffering pain, what pain would He not have then experienced, when He saw Himself compelled by His justice to condemn that Son, whom He loved with the same love wherewith He loved Himself, to die by so cruel a death in the midst of so many ignominies? And the Lord willed to bruise Him in infirmity. (11) He willed to make Him die consumed by torments and sufferings. Imagine thyself, then, to behold the Eternal Father, with Jesus dead in His arms, and saying to us: This, O men, is My beloved Son, in Whom I have found all My delights: This is My beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased. (12) Behold how I have willed to see Him ill-treated on account 12 of your iniquities: For the wickedness of My people have I smitten Him. (13) Behold how I have condemned Him to die upon this cross, afflicted, and abandoned even by Myself, Who love Him so much. This have I done in order that you may love Me. O infinite goodness! O infinite mercy! O infinite love! O God of my soul! since Thou didst will that the object most dear to Thy heart should die for me, I offer to Thee in my own behalf that great sacrifice of Himself which this Thy Son made Thee; and for the sake of His merits I pray Thee to give me the pardon of my sins, Thy love, and Thy paradise. Great as are these graces which I ask of Thee, the offering which I present unto Thee is greater still. For the love of Jesus Christ, O my Father, pardon me and save me. If I have offended Thee in time past, I repent of it above every evil. I now prize Thee, and love Thee, above every good. III. Ah, who but a God of infinite love could ever have loved us to such a degree? St. Paul writes: But God, Who is rich in mercy, on account of

the too great love wherewith He loved us when we were dead in sins, quickened us together in Christ. (14) The Apostle calls too great this love which God showed us in giving to men, by means of the death of His Son, the life of grace which they had lost by their sins. But to God, Who is love itself, this love was not too great: God is love. (15) St. John says that herein He wished to make us see the extent to which the greatness of the love of a God towards us reached, in sending His own Son into the world to obtain for us, by His death, forgiveness and life eternal: By this hath appeared the charity of God in us, because God hath sent His own onlybegotten Son into the world, that we might have life through Him.(16) By sin, we were dead to the life of grace; and Jesus, by His death, has brought us back to life. We were miserable, deformed objects of abomination; but God, by means of Jesus Christ, has rendered us pleasing and precious in His divine sight. He hath made us (wrote the apostle) acceptable through His beloved Son. (17) He hath made us acceptable, i.e., "He hath made us pleasing," says the Greek text. And 13 therefore St. John Chrysostom adds that were there to be a poor leper all covered with wounds and disfigurements, and any one were to heal his body of the leprosy, and make him beautiful and rich besides, how great would be the sense of obligation that he would retain towards this his benefactor! How much more, then, are we now beholden to God, since, when our souls were disfigured and hateful on account of our sins, He hath, by means of Jesus Christ, not only delivered us from our sins, but has made them beautiful and lovely besides: He hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. (18) Cornelius Lapide comments upon this: "He hath bestowed upon us every spiritual gift."(19) God's blessing involves benefaction. The Eternal Father, then, in giving us Jesus Christ, hath loaded us with all gifts, not indeed earthly ones in the body, but spiritual ones in the soul: In heavenly places;(20) giving us, together with His Son, a

heavenly life in this world, and a heavenly glory in the other. Give me, then, Thy blessings and Thy benefactions, O my most loving God, and may the benediction draw me wholly to Thy love: "Draw me by the chains of Thy love."(21) Let the love which Thou hast borne me make me enamored of Thy goodness. Thou dost deserve an infinite love; I love Thee with all the love I can command; I love Thee above everything; I love Thee more than myself. I give Thee my whole will; and this is the grace that I ask of Thee: make me from this day forth to live and do everything according to Thy divine will, wherewith Thou desirest nothing but my good, and my eternal salvation. IV. The King hath brought me into the cellar of wine; He hath set in order charity in me. (22) My Lord, said the holy spouse, hath taken me into the cellar of wine: that is to say, hath placed before mine eyes all the benefits that He hath done me in order that I may be induced to love Him: He hath set in order charity in me. A certain writer says that God, in order to gain our love, has, so to say, dispatched against us an army of the graces of love. "He drew up charity against me like an armed host."(23) But, says Cardinal Hugo, the gift of Jesus Christ to us was the reserved arrow of which Isaias prophesied: He hath made me as a chosen arrow: in His quiver He hath hidden me. (24) As the hunter, says 14

Hugo, keeps the best arrow in reserve to give the finishing stroke to his game, so did God, amongst all His other benefits, keep Jesus in reserve, until the time of grace had arrived, and then He sent Him forth, as if to give the finishing stroke of love to the hearts of men: "The chosen arrow is kept in reserve: so was Christ kept in reserve in the bosom of the Father, until the fullness of time should come; and then He was sent forth to wound the hearts of the faithful."(25) St. Peter, wounded by this arrow, says St. John Chrysostom, (26) said to his Master: "Lord, Thou knowest well that I love Thee: Lord, Thou knowest that I love Thee."(27) Ah, my God, I behold myself surrounded on all sides with the artifices of Thy love. I do, likewise, love Thee; and if I love Thee, I know that Thou too dost love me. And what power shall ever deprive me of Thy love? Sin only. But from this infernal monster it is for Thee, through Thy mercy, to deliver me. I am content to suffer every evil, the most cruel death, or even to be torn to pieces, sooner than offend Thee by mortal sin. But Thou already knowest my past falls; Thou knowest my weakness; help me, O my God, for love of Jesus Christ; Despise not Thou the work of Thine hands, (28) I am the workmanship of Thy hands; Thou has created me; despise me not. If I merit to be left to myself by reason of my sins, I merit nevertheless that Thou be merciful towards me for love of Jesus Christ, who hath sacrificed His life to Thee for my salvation. I offer up to Thee His merits, which are all mine; and, through them, I ask of Thee, and hope for, from Thee, the gift of holy perseverance, together with a good death; and meanwhile to live the remainder of my life entirely to Thy glory. Long enough have I offended Thee! I now repent of it with all my heart, and I wish to love Thee to the uttermost of my power. I desire no longer to offer resistance to Thy love: I surrender myself wholly unto Thee. Give me Thy grace, and Thy love, and then do with me what Thou wilt. I love Thee, O my God, and I wish, and I ask of Thee, to love Thee always. Oh, for the merits of Jesus Christ, hearken unto my prayer. Mary, my Mother, pray to God for me. Amen. So may it

be. _______________________________________ ___________________ Footnotes: 1. "Sic Deus dilexit mundum, ut Filium suum unigenitum daret." - John, 3:16. 2. "Non servum, non Angelum, sed Filium suum donavit." - In Jo. hom. 26. 3. "O mira circa nos tu pietatis dignatio! o instimabilis dilectio charitatis! ut servum 15 redimeres, Filium tradidisti." 4. "Tradidit voluntati eorum." - Luke, 23:25. 5. "Pro nobis omnibus tradidit illum." - Rom. 8:32. 6. "Amor habet rationem primi doni." P. I, q. 38, a. 2. 7. "Ex maximo Dei amore provenit, ut Filius Dei carnem sibi assumeret." - P. 3, q. 32, a. I. 8. "Sic Deus dilexit mundum." - John, 3:16. 9. "Verbum Sic' significat amoris vehementiam." - In Jo. hom. 26. 10. "Qui etiam proprio Filio suo non pepercit, sed pro nobis omnibus tradidit illum." - Rom. 8:32. 11. "Et Dominus voluit conterere eum in infirmitate." - Isa. 53:10. 12. "Hic est Filius meus dilectus, in quo mihi complacui." Matt. 3:17. 13. "Propter scelus populi mei percussi eum." - Isa. 53:8. 14. "Deus autem, qui dives est in misericordia, propter nimiam charitatem suam qua dilexit nos, et cum essemus mortui peccatis, convivificavit nos in Christo." - Ephes. 2:4. 15. "Deus charitas est." - I John, 4:16. 16. "In hoc apparuit charitas Dei in nobis, quoniam Filium suum unigenitum misit Deus in mundum: ut vivamus per eum." - I John, 4:9. 17. "Gratificavit nos in dilecto Filio suo." Ephes. 1: 6. 18. "Benedixit nos in omni benedictione spirituali in coelestibus in Christo." - Ibid. 3. 19. "Beneficit nobis omni dono spirituali." 20. "In coelestibus in Christo." 21. "Trahe me vinculis amoris tui." 22. "Introduxit me in cellam vinariam, ordinavit in me charitatem." Cant. 2:4. 23. "Instruxit contra me charitatem tamquam exercitum." - G. Sanch. ap. Corn. a Lap. 24. "Posuit me sicut sagittam electam, in pharetra sua abscondit me." -Isa. 49:2. 25. "Sagitta electa reservatur; ita Christus quasi reservatus est in sinu Patris, donec venit plentudo temporis, et tunc missus est ad vulnerandum corda fidelium." 26. Hom. de Turt.

27. "Domine! tu scis quia amo te." - John, 21:15. 28. "Opera manuum tuarum ne despicias." - Ps. 137:8. _______________________________________ ___________________________ Our Lady cries because of the Passion and Death of Her Divine Son Jesus, caused by the sins of mankind. But her tears are now also shed for the fate that shall befall each of us if we do not heed Her Fatima requests. 16 The Ten Commandments 1. I am the Lord your God; you shall not have strange gods before Me. 2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain. 3. Remember to keep holy the Lords day. 4. Honor your father and your mother. 5. You shall not kill. 6. You shall not commit adultery. 7. You shall not steal. 8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. 9. You shall not covet your neighbors wife. 10. You shall not covet your neighbors goods. Precepts of the Church 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Assist at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of obligation. Fast and abstain on the days appointed. Confess your sins at least once a year. Receive Holy Communion during the Easter time. Contribute to the support of the Church. Observe the laws of the Church concerning marriage. 17 Prayer Before Confession Come Holy Spirit into my soul. Enlighten my mind, that I may know the sins I ought to confess, and grant me Your grace to confess them fully, humbly, and with contrite heart. Help me to firmly resolve not to commit them again. O Blessed Virgin, Mother of my Redeemer, mirror of innocence and sanctity, and refuge of penitent sinners, intercede for me through the Passion of Your Son, that I may

obtain the grace to make a good confession. All you blessed Angels and Saints of God, pray for me, a most miserable sinner, that I may repent from my evil ways, that my heart may henceforth be forever united with your in eternal love. Amen. An Act of Contrition O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended You. I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell. But most of all because they offend You, my God, Who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace to sin no more and to avoid the near occasions of sin. Amen. 18 Prayer After Confession My dearest Jesus, I have told all my sins to the best of my ability. I have sincerely tried to make a good confession and I know that you have forgiven me. Thank you dear Jesus! Your divine heart is full of love and mercy for poor sinners. I love You dear Jesus; You are so good to me. My loving Savior, I shall try to keep from sin and to love You more each day. Dearest Mother Mary, pray for me and help me to keep all of my promises. Protect me and do not let me fall back into sin. Dear God, help me to lead a good life. Without Your grace I can do nothing. Amen. My Breastplate Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger. ~ St. Patrick ~ 19

Spiritual Communion When unable to receive Holy Communion, it is a pious practice to make a Spiritual Communion. Say the following prayer of St. Francis: I believe that You, O Jesus, are in the most Holy Sacrament. I love You and desire You. Come into my heart. I embrace You. Oh, never leave me. May the burning and most sweet power of Your love, O Lord Jesus Christ, I beseech You, absorb my mind that I may die through love of Your love, Who were graciously pleased to die through love of my love. Prayer Before Communion Come, O blessed Savior, and nourish my soul with heavenly Food, the Food which contains every sweetness and every delight. Come, Bread of Angels, and satisfy the hunger of my soul. Come, glowing Furnace of Charity, and enkindle in my heart the flame of divine love. Come, Light of the World, and enlighten the darkness of my mind. Come, King of Kings, and make me obedient to Your holy will. Come, loving Savior, and make me meek and humble. Come, Friend of the sick, and heal the infirmities of my body and the weakness of my soul. Come, Good Shepherd, my God and my All, and take me to Yourself. O most Holy Mother, Mary Immaculate, prepare my heart to receive my Savior. 20 Prayer After Holy Communion Dear Lord, help me to remove from my mind every thought or opinion which You would not sanction, every feeling from my heart which You would not approve. Grant that I may spend the hours of the day gladly working with You according to Your will. Help me just for today and be with me in it. In the long hours of work, that I may not grow weary or slack in serving You. In conversations, that they may not be to me occasions of uncharitableness. In the days worries and disappointments, that I may be patient with myself and with those around me. In moments of fatigue and illness, that I may be mindful of others rather than of myself. In temptations, that I may be generous and loyal,

so that when the day is over I may lay it at Your feet, with its successes which are all Yours, and its failures which are all my own, and feel that life is real and peaceful, and blessed when spent with Your as the Guest of my soul. Amen. 21 Anima Christi Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me. Blood of Christ, inebriate me. Water from the side of Christ, wash me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. O good Jesus, hear me. Within Thy wounds hide me. Suffer me not to be separated from Thee. From the malignant enemy defend me. In the hour of my death call me. And bid me to come to Thee, That with Thy Saints I may praise Thee Forever and ever, Amen. ~ St. Ignatius ~ Prayer O Sweet Jesus, I desire neither life, nor death, but Your most Holy Will. You are the One, O Lord, that I long for. If it be Your Holy Will to have me die, receive my soul; and grant that in You and with You, I may receive everlasting rest. If it be Your Holy will to have me live longer upon this earth, give me the grace to amend the rest of my life, and with good works to glorify You Holy Name. Amen. 22

Prayer Before a Crucifix Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus while before Your face I humbly kneel and, with burning soul, pray and beseech You to fix deep in my heart lively sentiments of faith, hope, and charity; true contrition for my sins, and a firm purpose of amendment. While I contemplate, with great love and tender pity, Your five most precious wounds, pondering over them within me and calling to mind the words which David, Your prophet, said of You, my Jesus: They have pierced My hands and My feet, they have numbered all My bones. Amen. 23 St. Therese of the Child Jesus 24 Prayer for a Family O dear Jesus, I humbly implore You to grant Your special graces to our family. May our home be the shrine of peace, purity, love, labor and faith. I beg You, dear Jesus, to protect and bless all of us, absent and present, living and dead. O Mary, loving Mother of Jesus, and our Mother, pray to Jesus for our family, for all the families of the world, to guard the cradle of the newborn, the schools of the young and their vocations. Blessed Saint Joseph, holy guardian of Jesus and Mary, assist us by your prayers in all the necessities of life. Ask of Jesus that special grace which He granted to you, to watch over our home at the pillow of the sick and the dying, so that with Mary and with you, heaven may find our family unbroken in the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Amen. 25 The Annunciation 26 THE ROSARY 27 MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY Joyful Mysteries The Annunciation The Angel Gabriel tells Mary, a Virgin, that she will be the Mother of God. The Visitation Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth. She will be the mother of John the Baptist. The Nativity Jesus Christ, the Son of God is born in a poor stable. Sorrowful Mysteries The Agony in the Garden While Jesus prays in the Garden, He sees the sins of the world. It causes Him to sweat blood. The Scourging at the Pillar Jesus is stripped of His Clothes and scourged. The Crowning with Thorns The soldiers press a Crown of thorns into Jesus head. The Carrying of the Cross Jesus walks the road to Calvary, weighed down by the cross and the sins. The Crucifixion Jesus hangs on the cross for 3 hours and then dies Glorious Mysteries The Resurrection Jesus rises from the dead and opens the gates of Heaven. The Ascension Forty days after Jesus arose from the dead, He ascends into Heaven. The Descent of the Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit descends in tongues of fire upon Mary and the Apostles. The Assumption Mary is taken to Heaven body and soul. The Presentation Joseph and Mary take Jesus to the Temple and present Him to God the Father. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple After Jesus was lost for 3 days, Mary and Joseph find Him in the Temple teaching. The Coronation Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth. 28 The Fifteen Promises of Mary to Christians Who Recite the Rosary 1. Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the rosary, shall receive signal

graces. 2. I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the rosary. 3. The rosary shall be a powerful armour against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies. 4. It will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire of eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means. 5. The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the rosary, shall not perish. 6. Whoever shall recite this rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its sacred mysteries shall never be conquered by misfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not perish by an unprovided death; if he be just he shall remain in the grace of God, and become worthy of eternal life. 7. Whoever shall have a true devotion for the rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church. 8. Those who are faithful to recite the rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plentitude of His graces; at the moment of death they shall participate in the merits of the saints in paradise. 9. I shall deliver from purgatory those who have been devoted to the rosary. 10. The faithful children of the rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in heaven. 11. You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the rosary. 12. All those who propagate the holy rosary shall be aided by me in their necessities. 13. I have obtained from my Divine son that all the advocates of the rosary shall have for intercessors the entire celestial court during their life and at the hour of death. 14. All who recite the rosary are my sons, and brothers of my only son Jesus Christ. 15. Devotion of my rosary is a great sign of predestination. (Given to St. Dominic and Blessed Alan) Imprimatur: PATRICK J. HAYES, D.D. Archbishop of New York TAN, P.O. Box 424, Rockford, Ill. 61105 100 $2. 1,000 $12. Minimum order 100 29

The Mysteries of the Rosary JOYFUL MYSTERIES (Monday and Thursday, and said on Sundays during Advent and Christmas): 1. The Annunciation (Humility) 2. The Visitation (Charity) 3. The Nativity (Poverty) 4. The Presentation (Obedience) 5. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple (Piety) SORROWFUL MYSTERIES (Tuesday and Friday, and said on Sundays during Lent): 1. The Agony in the Garden (Contrition) 2. The Scourging at the Pillar (Purity) 3. The Crowning with Thorns (Courage) 4. The Carrying of the Cross (Patience) 5. The Crucifixion (Self-denial) GLORIOUS MYSTERIES (Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday): 1. The Resurrection (Faith) 2. The Ascension (Hope) 3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit (Love) 4. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Eternal happiness) 5. The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Devotion to Mary) 30 The Angelus V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary. R. And she conceived by the Holy Spirit. Hail Mary... V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord. R. Be it done to me according to thy word. Hail Mary... V. And the Word was made flesh. R. And dwelt among us. Hail Mary... V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God. R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let Us Pray Pour forth, we beseech thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His passion and cross be brought to the glory of His resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen. Mary, Mother of Grace

Mary, Mother of grace, Mother of mercy, Shield me from the enemy, And receive me at the hour of my death. (Roman Ritual) 31 The Salve Regina Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy. Hail 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! The Memorare Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen. 32 33 THE LITANY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (The Litany of Loreto) (For public or private use) Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God, the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us. God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, One God, Have mercy on us. Holy Mary, pray for us. Holy Mother of God, pray for us. Holy Virgin of virgins, etc. Mother of Christ, Mother of divine grace, Mother most pure, Mother

most chaste, Mother inviolate, Mother undefiled, Mother most amiable, Mother most admirable, Mother of good counsel, Mother of our Creator, Mother of our Savior, Virgin most prudent, Virgin most venerable, Virgin most renowned, 34 Virgin most powerful, Virgin most merciful, Virgin most faithful, Mirror of justice, Seat of wisdom, Cause of our joy, Spiritual vessel, Vessel of honor, Singular vessel of devotion, Mystical rose, Tower of David, Tower of ivory, House of gold, Ark of the covenant, Gate of Heaven, Morning star, Health of the sick, Refuge of sinners, Comforter of the afflicted, Help of Christians, Queen of angels, Queen of patriarchs, Queen of prophets, Queen of apostles, Queen of martyrs, Queen of confessors, Queen of virgins, Queen of all saints, Queen conceived without Original Sin, Queen assumed into Heaven, Queen of the most holy Rosary, Queen of peace, 35 Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us. V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God. R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let Us Pray Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we Thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, be delivered from present sorrow and enjoy everlasting happiness. Through Christ Our Lord. R. Amen. 36 Magnificat magnify the Lord, My soul doth And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior. Because He hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; For

behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For He that is mighty hath done great things to me; And holy is His Name. And His mercy is from generation to generations, to them that fear him. He hath showed might in His arm; He hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart. He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble. He hath filled the hungry with good things; And the rich He hath sent away empty. He hath received Israel His servant, being mindful of His mercy. As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed forever. 37 Mary Stewarts Prayer Keep us, O God, from all pettiness. Let us be large in thought, in word in deed. Let us be done with fault-finding and leave off all selfseeking. May we put away all pretense and meet each other face to face, without self pity and without prejudice. May we never be hasty in judgment, and always be generous. Let us always take time for all things, and make us to grow calm, serene and gentle. Teach us to put into action our better impulses, to be straightforward and unafraid. Grant that we may realize that it is the little things of life that create differences, that in the big things of life, we are as one. And, O Lord God, let us not forget to be kind! Amen. Christianity In the home it is kindness; In the business it is honesty; In society it is courtesy; In work it is fairness; Toward the unfortuante it is sympathy; Toward the weak it is help; Toward the wicked it is resistance; Toward the strong it is trust; Toward the penitent it is forgiveness; Toward the successful it is congratualtion; And toward God it is reverence and obedience. 38 Prayer to the Blessed Virgin to Obtain a Good Death

O Mary sweet refuge of miserable sinners, at the moment when my soul departs from this world, my sweetest Mother, by the grief that thou didst endure when thou wast present at the death of thy Son upon the Cross, then assist me with thy mercy. Keep far from me my infernal enemies, and come thyself to take my soul, and present it to my Eternal Judge. Do not abandon me, oh my Queen. Thou next to Jesus, must be my comfort in that dreadful moment. Entreat thy son that in His goodness He will grant me the favor to die clasping thy feet and to breathe out my soul in His Sacred Wounds saying: Jesus and Mary, I give you my heart and my soul! 39 Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (For public or private use) Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us. God, the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, One God, Have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father, Have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, formed by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mother, Have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, substantially united to the Word of God, etc. Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty, Heart of Jesus, holy Temple of God, Heart of Jesus, Tabernacle of the Most High, Heart of Jesus, House of God and Gate of Heaven, Heart of Jesus, burning Furnace of charity, Heart of Jesus, Vessel of justice and love, Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love, Heart of Jesus, Abyss of all virtues, Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise, Heart of Jesus, King and center of all hearts, 41 Heart of Jesus, in Whom are all treasures of wisdom and knowledge, Heart of Jesus, in Whom dwellleth all the fullness of the divinity, Heart of Jesus, in Whom the Father was well

pleased, Heart of Jesus, of whose fullness we have all received, Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills, Heart of Jesus, patient and abounding in mercy, Heart of Jesus, rich unto all who call upon Thee, Heart of Jesus, Fountain of life and holiness, Heart of Jesus, Propitiation for our sins, Heart of Jesus, filled with reproaches, Heart of Jesus, bruised for our offenses, Heart of Jesus, made obedient unto death, Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance, Heart of Jesus, Source of all consolation, Heart of Jesus, our Life and Resurrection, Heart of Jesus, our Peace and our Reconciliation, Heart of Jesus, Victim for our sins, Heart of Jesus, Salvation of those who trust in Thee, Heart of Jesus, Hope of those who die in Thee, Heart of Jesus, Delight of all the Saints, Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us, O Lord. V. Jesus, meek and humble of heart. R. Make our hearts like unto Thine. 42 Let Us Pray Almighty and eternal God, consider the Heart of Thy wellbeloved Son and the praises and satisfaction He offers Thee in the name of sinners; appeased by worthy homage, pardon those who implore Thy mercy, in the name of the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who lives and reigns with Thee, world without end. R. Amen. Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; To be understood as to understand; To be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; It is in pardoning that we are pardoned; And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

43 Prayer for Priests O Jesus, I pray for Your faithful and fervent priests; for Your unfaithful and tepid priests; for Your priests laboring at home or abroad in distant mission fields; for Your tempted priests; for Your lonely and desolate priests; for Your young priests; for Your dying priests; for the sould of Your priests in purgatory. But above all I recommend to You the priests dearest to me; the priest who baptized me; the priests who absolved me from my sins; who gave me Your Body and Blood in Holy communion; the priests who taught and instructed me; all the priests to whom I am indebted in any other way. O Jesus, keep them all close to Your Heart, and bless them abundantly in time and in eternity. Amen. Prayer in Time of Sickness O Jesus, You suffered and died for us; You understand suffering Teach me to understand my suffering as You do; To bear it in union with You; To offer it with You to atone for my sins And to bring Your grace to souls in need. Calm my fears; increase my trust. May I gladly accept Your holy will and become more like You in trial. If it be Your will, restore me to health so that I may work for Your honor and glory and the salvation of all men. Amen. Mary, help of the sick, pray for me. 44 Prayer for the Sick Dear Jesus, Divine Physician and Healer of the Sick, we turn to You in this time of illness. O dearest Comforter of the Troubled, alleviate our worry and sorrow with Your gentle love, and grant us the grace and strength to accept this burden. Dear God, we place our worries in Your hands. We place our sick under Your care and humbly ask that You restore Your servant to health again. Above all, grant us the grace to acknowledge Your holy will and know that whatsoever You do, You do for the love of us. Amen.

The Great Commandment You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart, and with your whole soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. And the second is like it: you shall love your neighbor as yourself. Guardian Angel Angel of God, My Guardian Dear, To whom His love commits me here, Ever this day be at my side, To light and guard, To rule and guide. Amen. 45 Prayer in Time of Suffering Behold me, my beloved Jesus, weighed down under the burden of my trials and sufferings, I cast myself at Your feet, that You may renew my strength and my courage, while I rest here in Your Presence. Permit me to lay down my cross in Your Sacred Heart, for only Your infinite goodness can sustain me; only Your love can help me bear my cross; only Your powerful hand can lighten its weight. O Divine King, Jesus, whose heart is so compassionate to the afflicted, I wish to live in You; usffer and die in You. During my life be to me my model and my support; at the hour of my death, be my hope and my refuge. Amen. To the Sorrowful Mother for the Church and the Pontiff Most Holy Virgin and Mother, your soul was pierced by a sword of sorrow in the passion of your divine Son, and in His glorious resurrection, you were filled with unending joy in His triumph! Obtain for us who call upon you, to be such partakers in the adversities of holy Church and in the sorrows of the Sovereign Pontiff as to be found worthy to rejoice with them in the consolations for which we pray, in the charity and peace of the same Christ our Lord. Amen. (From the Raccolta #251)

46 Pray of Reparation Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with all Its love, all Its sufferings and all Its merits; To expiate all the sins I have committed this day, and during all my life. Glory be to the Father, etc. To purify the good I have done in my poor way this day, and during all my life. Glory be to the Father, etc. To make up for the good I ought to have done and that I have neglected this day and during all my life. Glory be to the Father, etc. Daily Prayer to the Sacred Heart Sacred Heart of Jesus today I wish to live in You, in Your grace, in which I desire at all costs to persevere. Keep me from sin and stregthen my will by helping me to keep watch over my senses, my imagination, and my heart. Help me to correct my faults which are the source of sin. I beg You to do this, O Jesus, through Mary, Your Immaculate Mother. 48 LITANY OF REPARATION TO OUR LORD IN THE BLESSED EUCHARIST (for private use only) Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us. God, the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, One God, Have mercy on us. Sacred Host, offered for the salvation of sinners, Have mercy on us. Sacred Host, annihilated on the altar for us and by us, Have mercy on us. Sacred Host, despised by lukewarm Christians, etc. Sacred Host, mark of contradiction, Sacred Host, delivered over to Jews and heretics, Sacred Host, insulted by basphemers, Sacred Host, Bread of angels, given to animals, Sacred Host,

flung in the mud and trampled underfoot, Sacred Host, dishonored by unfaithful priests, Sacred Host, forgotten and abandoned in Thy churches, Be merciful unto us, Pardon us, O Lord. 49 Be merciful unto us, Hear us, O Lord. For the outrageous contempt of this most wonderful Sacrament, We offer Thee our reparation. For Thine extreme humiliation in thine admirable Sacrament, We offer Thee our reparation. For all unworthy Communions, etc. For the irreverences of wicked Christians, For the profanation of Thy sanctuaries, For the holy ciboriums dishonered and carried away by force, For the continual blasphemies of impious men, For the obduracy and treachery of heretics, For the unworthy conversations carried on in Thy holy temples, For the profaners of Thy churches which they have desecrated by their sacrileges, That it may please Thee to increase in all Christians the reverence due to this adorable Mystery, We beseech Thee, hear us. That it my please Thee to manifest the Sacrament of Thy Love to heretics, We beseech Thee, hear us. That I may please Thee to grant us the grace to atone for their hatred by our burning love for Thee, etc. That it may please Thee that the insults of those who outrage Thee may rather be directed against ourselves, That it may please Thee graciously to receive this our humble reparation, That it may please Thee to make our adoration acceptable to Thee, Pure Host, hear our prayer. Holy Host, hear our prayer. Immaculate Host, hear our prayer. 50 Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. V. See, O Lord, our affliction, R. And give glory to Thy Holy Name. Let Us Pray O Lord Jesus Christ, Who dost deign to remain with us in Thy

wonderful Sacrament to the end of the world, in order to give to Thy Father, by the memory of Thy Passion, eternal glory, and to give to us the Bread of life everlasting: Grant us the grace to mourn, with a heart full of sorrow, over the injuries which Thou hast received in this adorable Mystery, and over the many sacrileges which are committed by the impious, by heretics and by bad Catholics. Inflame us with an ardent zeal to repair all these insults to which, in Thine infinite mercy, Thou hast preferred to expose Thyself rather than deprive us of Thy Presence on our altars, Who with God the Father and the Holy Spirit livest and reignest one God, world without end. R. Amen. 51 Prayer for Faith Lord, I believe: I wish to believe in Thee. Lord, let my faith be full and unreserved, and let it penetrate my thought, my way of judging Divine things and human things. Lord, let my faith be joyful and give peace and gladness to my spirit, and dispose it for prayer with God and conversation with men, so that the inner bliss of its fortunate possession may shine forth in scared and secular conversation. Lord, let my faith be humble and not presume to be based on the experience of my thought and of my feeling; but let it surrender to the testimony of the Holy Spirit, and not have any better guarantee than in docility to Tradition and to the authority of the magisterium of Holy Church. Amen. Pope Paul VI Prayer Dearest Lord, teach me to be generous: teach me to serve You as You deserve: to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labor and not to ask for reward save that of knowing I am doing Your will. St. Ignatius Loyola 52

Let Us Pray Almighty and everlasting God, Who hast granted Thy servants in the confession of the True Faith, to acknowledge the glory of an Eternal Trinity, and in the power of Thy majesty to adore a Unity: we beseech Thee that by the strength of this faith we may be defended from all adversity. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. R. Amen. The greatest sign of love you can show me will be precisely this, that you also thank our Blessed Lady. ~Padre Pio 53 LITANY FOR HOLY COMMUNION (For private use only) Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us. God, the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, One God, Have mercy on us. Jesus, living Bread which came down from Heaven, Have mercy on us. Jesus, Bread from Heaven giving life to the world, Have mercy on us. Jesus, hidden God and Saviour, etc. Jesus, Who has loved us with an everlasting love, Jesus, Whose delights are to be with the children of men, Jesus, Who has given Thy Flesh for the life of the world, 54 Jesus, Who invites all to come to Thee, Jesus, Who promises eternal life to those who receive Thee, Jesus, Who with desire desires to eat this Pasch with us, Jesus, ever ready to receive and welcome us, Jesus, Who stands at our door knocking, Jesus, Who has said that if we will open to Thee the door, Thou wilt come in and sup with us, Jesus, Who receives us into Thy arms and blesses us with the little children, Jesus, Who suffers us to sit at Thy feet with Magdalen, Jesus, Who invites us to lean on Thy bosom with the beloved disciple, Jesus, Who has not left us orphans, Most dear Sacrament,

Sacrament of love, Sacrament of sweetness, Life-giving Sacrament, Sacrament of strength, My God and my all, That our hearts may pant after Thee as the hart after the fountains of water, we beseech Thee, hear us. That Thou wouldst manifest Thyself to us as to the two disciples in the breaking of bread, we beseech Thee, hear us. That we may know Thy voice like Magdalen, etc. That with a lively faith we may confess with the beloved disciple, "It is the Lord," That Thou wouldst bless us who have not seen and yet have believed, That we may love Thee in the Blessed Sacrament with our whole heart, with our whole soul, with all our mind, and with all our strength, That the fruit of each Communion may be fresh love, That our one desire may be to love Thee and to do Thy will, 55 That we may ever remain in Thy love, That Thou wouldst teach us how to receive and welcome Thee, That Thou wouldst teach us to pray, and Thyself pray within us, That with Thee every virtue may come into our souls, That throughout this day Thou wouldst keep us closely united to Thee, That Thou wouldst give us grace to persevere to the end, That Thou wouldst then be our support and Viaticum, That with Thee and leaning on Thee we may safely pass through all dangers, That our last act may be one of perfect love and our last breath a long deep sigh to be in Our Father's house, That Thy sweet face may smile upon us when we appear before Thee, That our banishment from Thee, dearest Lord, may not be very long, That when the time is come, we may fly up from our prison to Thee, and in Thy Sacred Heart find our rest forever, Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us. V. Stay with us, Lord, because it is toward evening, R. And the day is now far spent 56

Let Us Pray We come to Thee, dear Lord, with the Apostles, saying, "Increase our faith." Give us a strong and lively faith in the mystery of Thy Real Presence in the midst of us. Give us the splendid faith of the centurion, which drew from Thee such praise. Give us the faith of the beloved disciple to know Thee in the dark and say, "It is the Lord!" Give us the faith of Martha to confess, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God." Give us the faith of Magdalen to fall at Thy feet crying, "Rabboni, Master." Give us the faith of all Thy saints, to whom the Blessed Sacrament has been Heaven begun on earth. In every Communion increase our faith; for with faith, love and humility and reverence and all good will come into our souls. Dearest Lord, increase our faith. R. Amen. 57 Prayer to the Holy Trinity Glory be to the Father, Who by His almighty power and love created me, making me in the image and likeness of God. Glory be to the Son, Who by His Precious Blood delivered me from hell, and opened for me the gates of Heaven. Glory be to the Holy Spirit, Who has sanctified me in the sacrament of Baptism, and continues to sanctify me by the graces I receive daily from His bounty. Glory be to the Three adorable Persons of the Holy Trinity, now and forever. Amen. For the Helpless Unborn Heavenly Father, You create men in Your own image, and You desire that not even the least among us should perish. In Your love for us, You entrusted Your only son to the holy Virgin Mary. Now, in Your love, protect against the wickedness of the devil, those little ones to whom You have given the gift of life. 58

59 The Divine Praises Blessed be God. Blessed be His Holy Name. Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man. Blessed be the Name of Jesus. Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart. Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete. Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy. Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception. Blessed be her glorious Assumption. Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother. Blessed be Saint Joseph, her most chaste spouse. Blessed be God in His angels and in His Saints. May the Heart of Jesus, in the Most Blessed Sacrament, be praised, adored, and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time. Amen. 60 Prayer for the Dying Most Merciful Jesus, lover of souls, I pray You, by the agony of Your most Sacred Hear, and by the sorrows of Your Immaculate Mother, to wash in Your Most Precious Blood, the sinners of the world who are now in their agony, and who will die today. Heart of Jesus, once in agony, have mercy on the dying. Amen. Prayer for the Souls in Purgatory O gentle Heart of Jesus, ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in Purgatory, have mercy on them. Be not severe in Your judgments, but let some drops of Your Precious Blood fall upon the devouring flames. And, Merciful Savior, send Your angels to conduct them to a place of refreshment, light and peace. Amen. 61

Righteous Judge! For sins pollution Grant Thy gift of absolution Ere that day of retribution

LITANY OF THE LOVE OF GOD (For private use only) Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us. God, the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, One God, Have mercy on us. Thou Who are Infinite Love, I Love Thee, O my God. Thou Who didst first love me, I Love Thee, O my God. Thou dost command me to love Thee, etc. With all my heart, With all my soul, With all my mind, With all my strength, Above all possessions and honor, Above all pleasures and enjoyments, More than myself and all that belongs to me, More than all my relatives and friends, More than all men and angels, Above all created things in Heaven or on earth, Only for Thyself, 62 Because Thou art the sovereign God, Because Thou art infinitely worthy of being loved, Because Thou art infinitely perfect, Even had Thou not promised me Heaven, Even had Thou not menaced me with Hell, Even should Thou try me by want and misfortunes, In wealth and in poverty, In prosperity and in adversity, In health and sickness, In life and in death, In time and in eternity, In union with the love wherewith all the Saints and all the Angels love Thee in Heaven, In union with that infinite love wherewith Thou lovest Thyself eternally, Let Us Pray My God, Who dost possess in incomprehensible abundance all that is perfect and worthy of love, annihilate in me all guilty, sensual, and undue love for creatures; kindle in my heart the pure flame of Thy love, so that I may love nothing but Thee or in Thee until, being entirely consumed by holy love of Thee, I may go to love Thee eternally with the saints in Heaven, the country of pure love. R. Amen. This Litany was composed by Pope Pius VI (1774-1799). 63

LITANY OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE (For private use only) Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us. God, the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, One God, Have mercy on us. God, all-knowing and all-wise, Have mercy on us. God, allpowerful and all-good, Have mercy on us. God, most patient and most merciful, etc. Father of mercy and consolation, God, wonderful and inscrutable in Thy plans, God, in Whose hands is our life, God, from Whom all good things and every perfect gift comes, Thou Who hast made all things for the service of man, Thou Who governest all with wisdom and love, Thou Who fillest all living things with blessing, Thou Who dost clothe the lilies of the field and feed the birds of the air, Thou Who dost number the hairs of our head, Thou Who seest in secret, Thou Who makest the sun to shine upon the good and the bad, Thou Who allowest it to rain upon the just and the unjust, Thou Who workest all things for the benefit of those who love Thee, 64 Our Lady is sad. We must do our part to console Her by our prayers, sacrifices and apostolic work. Thou Who sendest temporal sufferings for our correction and good, Thou Who dost reward Christian patience with an eternal reward, God, our sole refuge and hope, God, our only consoler and helper, Be merciful, Spare us, O Lord. Be merciful, Graciously hear us, O Lord. From all evil, Deliver us, O Lord. From all sin, Deliver us, O Lord. From all murmurings and complaints against Thy holy decrees, etc. From cowardice and impatience, From mistrust in Thy divine Providence, From too great trust in riches and the favor of men, From immoderate concern for temporal things, From misuse or neglect of Thy gifts and benefits, From ingratitude toward Thy loving kindness, From uncharitableness toward our neighbor, From

obduracy in sin, From all dangers of body and soul, From Thy well-merited chastisements, From earthquake, pestilence, famine and distress, From disease, hunger and war, From a wicked and unprovided death, On the day of judgment, We sinners Beseech Thee, hear us. 65 That we may always trust in Thy divine Providence, We beseech Thee, hear us. That in good fortune we may not become proud and godless, We beseech Thee, hear us. That in misfortune we may not become discouraged and impatient, etc. That we may submit simply to all Thy decrees, That we may praise Thy name whether Thou givest or takest away, That Thy will may be done on earth as it is in Heaven, That we may seek consolation from Thee in time of trial, That Thou mayest give us what is necessary for the support of our life, That in all adversities we may grow in patience and humility, That Thou mayest accompany all our labors with Thy blessing, That Thou mayest reward our temporal sufferings with eternal joys, That Thou mayest fill our spiritual and civil rulers with the spirit of truth and the fear of God, That Thou mayest pity all who suffer want, That Thou mayest console and raise up all the abandoned and oppressed, That Thou mayest reward our benefactors with eternal goods, That we may praise and glorify Thy divine Providence now and forever, Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us. 66 Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us, Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Our Father (silently). Hail Mary (silently). All eyes are turned to Thee, O Lord, And Thou givest them food in season. Thou openest Thy gentle hand, And fillest with blessing all living things. V. Lord, show us Thy mercy, R. And grant us Thy salvation Let Us Pray

O God, Whose Providence is never frustrated in its decrees, we beseech Thee to keep from us all harm and grant us every blessing, through Jesus Christ Our Lord. R. Amen. 67 LITANY OF THE HOLY FACE OF JESUS (For private use only) Lord, have mercy on us. Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Jesus Christ, Have mercy on us. Holy Virgin Mary, Pray for us. O Jesus, Whose adorable Face Mary and Joseph worshiped with profoundest reverence, have mercy on us. O Jesus, Whose adorable Face is the masterpiece of the Holy Ghost, in which the Father was well pleased, have mercy on us. O Jesus, Whose adorable Face ravished with joy the angels, shepherds and Magi in the stable of Bethlehem, etc. O Jesus, Whose adorable Face wounded with a dart of love the aged Simeon and the Prophetess Anna in the temple, O Jesus, Whose adorable Face was bathed in tears in Thy Holy Infancy, O Jesus, Whose adorable Face at the age of twelve astonished the doctors in the temple, O Jesus, Whose adorable Face is white with purity and ruddy with charity, O Jesus, Whose adorable Face more beautiful than the sun, brighter than the moon and more brilliant than the stars, O Jesus, Whose adorable Face is lovelier than the roses of spring, O Jesus, Whose adorable Face is more precious than gold, silver and gems, 68 O Jesus, Whose adorable Face wins all hearts by Its charms and grace, O Jesus, Whose adorable Face is most noble in Its heavenly features, O Jesus, Whose adorable Face is contemplated by the angels, O Jesus, Whose adorable Face is the sweet delight of the saints, O Jesus, Whose adorable Face was the joy of Thy Virgin Mother and Thy foster-father, O Jesus, Whose adorable Face is the ineffable mirror of the Divine perfections, O Jesus, the beauty of Whose adorable Face is ever ancient and ever new, O Jesus, the modesty and mildness of Whose

adorable Face attracts both just and sinners, O Jesus, Whose adorable Face appeases the Divine wrath, O Jesus, Whose adorable Face is the terror of the evil spirits, O Jesus, Whose adorable Face is the treasure of grace and blessings, O Jesus, Whose adorable Face was exposed to the inclemency of the weather in the wilderness, O Jesus, Whose adorable Face was bathed with sweat in Thy journeys and scorched with the heat of the sun, O Jesus, the expression of Whose adorable Face is wholly Divine, O Jesus, Whose adorable Face gave a holy kiss and blessing to the little children, O Jesus, Whose adorable Face sorrowed and wept at the grave of Lazarus, O Jesus, Whose adorable Face was brilliant as the sun and radiant with glory on Mount Tabor, V. The light of Thy Face has been shed upon us, O Lord. R. Thou hast given joy to our hearts. 69 O Adorable Face, worthy of all reverence, veneration and worship, have mercy on us. O Adorable Face, sorrowful at the sight of Jerusalem and shedding tears over that ungrateful city, have mercy on us. O Adorable Face, bowed to the earth in the Garden of Olives and covered with confusion for our sins, etc. O Adorable Face, bathed in a bloody sweat, O Adorable Face, kissed by the traitor Judas, O Adorable Face, Whose sanctity and majesty smote the soldiers with fear and cast them to the ground, O Adorable Face, struck by an infamous servant, blindfolded, and profaned by the sacrilegious hands of Thine enemies, O Adorable Face, defiled with spittle and bruised by so many buffets and blows, O Adorable Face, Whose Divine look wounded the heart of Peter with repentance, sorrow and love, O Adorable Face, humbled for us at the tribunals of Jerusalem, O Adorable Face, which did preserve Thy serenity when Pilate pronounced the fatal sentence, O Adorable Face, covered with sweat and blood and forced into the mire under the weight of the Cross, O Adorable Face, the brow crowned with deep and piercing thorns, O Adorable Face, wiped with a veil by a pious woman on the way to Calvary, O Adorable Face,

raised on the instrument of the most shameful punishment, O Adorable Face, Whose eyes shed tears of blood, O Adorable Face, Whose mouth was tormented with vinegar and gall, O Adorable Face, Whose hair and beard were plucked out by executioners, O Adorable Face, disfigured like the face of a leper, 70 O Adorable Face, Whose incomparable beauty was obscured under the fearful cloud of the sins of the world, O Adorable Face, covered with the sad shades of death, O Adorable Face, washed and anointed by Mary and the holy women, and covered with a shroud, O Adorable Face, enclosed in the sepulcher, O Adorable Face, all resplendent with glory and beauty on the day of Thy Resurrection, O Adorable Face, all dazzling with light at the moment of Thine Ascension, O Adorable Face, hidden in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, O Adorable Face, which will appear at the End of Time in the clouds, with great power and majesty, O Adorable Face, which will cause sinners to tremble with terror, O Adorable Face, which will fill the just with joy for all eternity, V. O Lord, show us Thy Face, R. And we shall be saved. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord. Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us. 71

Let Us Pray I salute Thee, I adore Thee, I love Thee, O adorable Face of Jesus my beloved, noble seal of the Divinity! With all the powers of my soul I apply myself to Thee, and most humbly pray Thee to imprint in me all the features of Thy divine countenance. R. Amen. We beseech Thee, O Almighty and merciful God, grant to us and to all who venerate the countenance of Thy dearly beloved Son, all disfigured by our sins, the grace to behold It throughout eternity in the glory of Its majesty, through the same Jesus Christ Our Lord, Who is, with Thee and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. R. Amen. O my Jesus, cast upon us a look mercy! Turn Thy Face toward each of us as Thou didst to Veronica, not that we may see It with our bodily eyes, for this we do not deserve, but turn It toward our hearts, so that remembering Thee, we may ever draw from this fountain of strength the vigor necessary to sustain the combats of life. R. Amen. 72 LITANY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY (For private use only) Blessed be the holy Trinity and undivided Unity; We will give glory to Him, because He hath shown His mercy to us. V. O Lord our Lord, how wonderful is Thy Name in all the earth! R. O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God! Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Blessed Trinity, hear us. Adorable Unity, graciously hear us. God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us. God the Holy Ghost, etc. Holy Trinity, One God, Father from Whom are all things, Son through Whom are all things, Holy Ghost in Whom are all things, Holy and undivided Trinity, 73

Father everlasting, Only-begotten Son of the Father, Spirit Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, Co-eternal Majesty of Three Divine Persons, Father, the Creator, Son, the Redeemer, Holy Ghost, the Comforter, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, Who art, Who wast, and Who art to come, God Most High, Who inhabitest eternity, To Whom alone are due all honor and glory, Who alone doest great wonders, Power infinite, Wisdom incomprehensible, Love unspeakable, Be merciful, Spare us, O Holy Trinity. Be merciful, Graciously hear us, O Holy Trinity. From all evil, Deliver us, O Holy Trinity. From all sin, Deliver us, O Holy Trinity. From all pride, etc. From all love of riches, From all uncleanness, From all sloth, From all inordinate affection, From all envy and malice, From all anger and impatience, From every thought, word, and deed contrary to Thy holy law, From Thine everlasting malediction, 74 Through Thine almighty power, Through Thy plenteous loving kindness, Through the exceeding treasure of Thy goodness and love, Through the depths of Thy wisdom and knowledge, Through all Thy unspeakable perfections, We sinners Beseech Thee, hear us. That we may ever serve Thee alone, We beseech Thee, hear us. That we may worship Thee in spirit and in truth, We beseech Thee, hear us. That we may love Thee with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our strength, etc. That, for Thy sake, we may love our neighbor as ourselves, That we may faithfully keep Thy holy commandments, That we may never defile our bodies and souls with sin That we may go from grace to grace, and from virtue to virtue, That we may finally enjoy the sight of Thee in glory, That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to hear us, O Blessed Trinity, We beseech Thee, deliver us. O Blessed Trinity, We beseech Thee, save us. O Blessed Trinity, Have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Our Father (silently). Hail Mary (silently). 75

V. Blessed art Thou, O Lord, in the firmament of Heaven, R. And worthy to be praised, and glorious, and highly exalted forever. Let Us Pray Almighty and everlasting God, Who hast granted Thy servants in the confession of the True Faith, to acknowledge the glory of an Eternal Trinity, and in the power of Thy majesty to adore a Unity: we beseech Thee that by the strength of this faith we may be defended from all adversity. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. R. Amen. 76 LITANY OF RESIGNATION TO THE WILL OF GOD (For private use only) Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Jesus, hear us. Jesus, graciously hear us. God the Father, Who hath created me, Hallowed be Thy will. God the Son, Who hath redeemed me, Not my will but Thine be done. God the Holy Ghost, Who hath offered sanctification, Blessed be the Most Sweet Will of God. Thou Who dost know and foresee all things, Have mercy on us. Thou Who dost govern and rule all things, Have mercy on us. Thou Who, according to Thy inscrutable designs, dost effect all things in a wonderful manner, Have mercy on us. Thou Who dost permit evil in order thence to derive good for the salvation of the elect, Have mercy on us. In all things and in all possible events, Thy Holy Will be done, O my God. In all circumstances and disgraces, Thy Holy Will de done, O my God. In my state and employment, etc. 77 In my affairs and occupations, In all my actions, In my health and strength, In my body and soul, In my life and death, In myself and in those who belong to me, In all men and angels, In all creatures, In all parts of the earth, At all times, For all eternity, Although weak nature complains, Although it costs much to self-love and sensuality, Solely and only through love for Thee and Thy good pleasure, Because Thou art

my Creator, Because Thou art the Supreme Lord of all things, Because Thou art infinite perfection, therefore do I say, with all the saints in Heaven, With the Blessed Virgin Mary, Thy Holy Will be done, O my God. With Jesus in the Garden of Olives, Thy Holy Will be done, O my God. Our Father (silently). V. May the just, most amiable will of God be done in all things. R. May it be praised and magnified forever! Amen. 78

Evening Prayer Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight, and give Your Angels and Saints charge over those who sleep. Tend Your sick ones, O Lord Christ, Rest Your weary ones, Soothe Your suffering ones, Pity Your afflicted ones, And all for Your loves sake. Amen. St. Augustine Prayer to Saint Michael

Let Us Pray Grant me Thy grace, O Father, that perfect resignation to Thy Holy Will may be with me, and labor with me, and continue with me to the end. Grant me always to desire and will that which is most acceptable to Thee and which pleaseth Thee best. Let Thy will be mine, and let my will always follow Thine and agree perfectly with it. Let me always will and not will the same with Thee; let me not be able to will or not will anything except that Thou willest or willest not. R. Amen. An Evening Visit Be with us, Lord, tonight. Stay to adore and praise, and give thanks for us while we sleep; to draw down mercy and grace upon the world; to give strength to the suffering souls in purgatory in their long night of waiting. Stay with us, to ward off the anger of God from our crowded cities with their dens of vice, their crimes that call to Heaven for vengeance. Stay with us, to guard the innocent, to sustain the tempted, to raise the fallen, to curb the power of the evil one, to prevent sin. Stay with us, to comfort the sorrowing, to bless the death-beds, to grant contrition to the dying, to receive into the arms of Your mercy the thousands that this night must come before You for judgment. O Good Shepherd, stay with Your sheep. Secure them against the perils that beset them. Stay, above all, with the suffering and dying. Grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. Be our merciful Shepherd to the last, that without fear we may appear before You as our Judge. 79

Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God restrain him, we humbly pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls. Amen. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have mercy on us. (Three times) 80