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Under the Mantle of Mary

Under the Mantle of Mary*
Apr 17 '14
catholicsoul:

Act of Contrition while showing the Crucifix.
Come sinners; here is Jesus Christ who has stretched forth his arms to embrace you. Can you fear that he will not pardon you, when he gave himself up to death in order to pardon you? Do you perhaps fear that you will not obtain pardon because you find yourselves unable to perform the penance that your sins deserve ?
Console yourselves; for you here see the penance that Jesus Christ has himself performed for you on the cross; it is sufficient if you sincerely repeat of having offended him. Look at him; see where you can find any one that has loved you more than Jesus Christ has loved you. Love him then, since he died in order to be loved by you. Say to him: Ah, my sweet Saviour! whom should I love if I do not love a God who has died for me?
O sorrowful Mother! through the sorrow that thou didst experience in seeing thy divine Son expire, obtain for me holy perseverance and a true love of my divine Redeemer.

catholicsoul:

Act of Contrition while showing the Crucifix.

Come sinners; here is Jesus Christ who has stretched forth his arms to embrace you. Can you fear that he will not pardon you, when he gave himself up to death in order to pardon you? Do you perhaps fear that you will not obtain pardon because you find yourselves unable to perform the penance that your sins deserve ?

Console yourselves; for you here see the penance that Jesus Christ has himself performed for you on the cross; it is sufficient if you sincerely repeat of having offended him. Look at him; see where you can find any one that has loved you more than Jesus Christ has loved you. Love him then, since he died in order to be loved by you. Say to him: Ah, my sweet Saviour! whom should I love if I do not love a God who has died for me?

O sorrowful Mother! through the sorrow that thou didst experience in seeing thy divine Son expire, obtain for me holy perseverance and a true love of my divine Redeemer.

Apr 17 '14
catholicsoul:

The Lord perpetuates the memory of his wonders. He gives food to those who fear Him.
A plenary indulgence is granted under the normal conditions for those who recite the hymnTantum Ergo (Down in Adoration Falling):
Tantum ergo Sacramentum Veneremur cernui:Et antiquum documentumNovo cedat ritui:Praestet fides supplementumSensuum defectui.
Genitori, GenitoqueLaus et jubilatio,Salus, honor, virtus quoqueSit et benedictio:Procedenti ab utroqueCompar sit laudatio. Amen.
Down in adoration falling,Lo! the sacred Host we hail,Lo! o’er ancient forms departingNewer rites of grace prevail;Faith for all defects supplying,Where the feeble senses fail.
To the everlasting Father,And the Son Who reigns on highWith the Holy Spirit proceedingForth from each eternally,Be salvation, honor blessing,Might and endless majesty. Amen.

catholicsoul:

The Lord perpetuates the memory of his wonders. He gives food to those who fear Him.

A plenary indulgence is granted under the normal conditions for those who recite the hymnTantum Ergo (Down in Adoration Falling):

Tantum ergo Sacramentum 
Veneremur cernui:
Et antiquum documentum
Novo cedat ritui:
Praestet fides supplementum
Sensuum defectui.

Genitori, Genitoque
Laus et jubilatio,
Salus, honor, virtus quoque
Sit et benedictio:
Procedenti ab utroque
Compar sit laudatio. Amen.

Down in adoration falling,
Lo! the sacred Host we hail,
Lo! o’er ancient forms departing
Newer rites of grace prevail;
Faith for all defects supplying,
Where the feeble senses fail.

To the everlasting Father,
And the Son Who reigns on high
With the Holy Spirit proceeding
Forth from each eternally,
Be salvation, honor blessing,
Might and endless majesty. Amen.

Apr 16 '14
catholicsoul:

I am the living Bread, which came down from Heaven.
Jesus revealed to Bl. Dina Belanger the power of the holy hour in making reparation. One form of reparation is the ability to make up for what is lacking in the life of another. One day before her holy hour, Jesus showed Dina a multitude of souls on the precipice of hell. After her holy hour, Jesus showed the same souls in the hands of God. He told her that through holy hours of prayer a multitude of souls go to heaven who otherwise would have gone to hell as one person can make up for what is lacking in the lives of others by winning precious efficacious graces for their salvation.

catholicsoul:

I am the living Bread, which came down from Heaven.

Jesus revealed to Bl. Dina Belanger the power of the holy hour in making reparation. One form of reparation is the ability to make up for what is lacking in the life of another. One day before her holy hour, Jesus showed Dina a multitude of souls on the precipice of hell. After her holy hour, Jesus showed the same souls in the hands of God. He told her that through holy hours of prayer a multitude of souls go to heaven who otherwise would have gone to hell as one person can make up for what is lacking in the lives of others by winning precious efficacious graces for their salvation.

Mar 24 '14
"…seeing that I was in good health and that I had never been sick in my life, I prayed to God in this way, ‘Why, O my God, have you distanced yourself from me and have abandoned me. You have never visited me with sickness! Have you perhaps abandoned me?’"
St. Rafqa (via maronitesoul)
Feb 8 '14
catholicsoul:

Prayer for Daily Neglects

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with all its love, all its sufferings and all its merits.
First: To expiate all the sins I have committed this day and during all my life. 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.
Second: To purify the good I have done poorly this day and during all my life. Glory Be, etc.
Third: To supply for the good I ought to have done, and that I have neglected this day and all my life. Glory Be, etc.
Some books note concerning this Prayer for Daily Neglects that a Poor Clare nun claimed to have gone directly to Heaven upon her death, skipping purgatory completely through this prayer! (Editors hasten to add that this prayer is not meant to replace confession, however!)

catholicsoul:

Prayer for Daily Neglects

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with all its love, all its sufferings and all its merits.

First: To expiate all the sins I have committed this day and during all my life. 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.

Second: To purify the good I have done poorly this day and during all my life. Glory Be, etc.

Third: To supply for the good I ought to have done, and that I have neglected this day and all my life. Glory Be, etc.

Some books note concerning this Prayer for Daily Neglects that a Poor Clare nun claimed to have gone directly to Heaven upon her death, skipping purgatory completely through this prayer! (Editors hasten to add that this prayer is not meant to replace confession, however!)

Dec 21 '13
"Let no one mourn that he has fallen again and again; for forgiveness has risen from the grave."
St. John Chrysostom (via confessionsofsomeoneanonymous)
Oct 31 '13
"A friend will visit his friend in the morning to wish him a good day; in the evening, a good night; taking also an opportunity to converse with him during the day. In like manner make visits to Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, if your duties permit it. It is especially at the foot of the altar that one prays well. In all your visits to Our Saviour, frequently offer His precious blood to the Eternal Father. You will find these visits very conducive to your growth in the knowledge and love of Our Lord."
St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi (via catholicsoul)
Oct 31 '13
catholicsoul:

"Every day read a pious book, and avoid bad company as you would Satan. Obey with the greatest exactitude. Obedience is a celestial pearl. Jesus Himself, through obedience, laid down His most holy life on the hard wood of the cross. Charitably compassionate the poor. Be just to all. Humble yourself before everybody, for the love of God."St. Paul of the Cross

catholicsoul:

"Every day read a pious book, and avoid bad company as you would Satan. Obey with the greatest exactitude. Obedience is a celestial pearl. Jesus Himself, through obedience, laid down His most holy life on the hard wood of the cross. Charitably compassionate the poor. Be just to all. Humble yourself before everybody, for the love of God."

St. Paul of the Cross

Oct 21 '13
catholicsoul:

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ is the shortest way to perfection. The life of Christ was but a continuous cross. God confers a great honour on us when He calls us to walk the same path as His only Son.
If you correspond to the designs of God, He will make a saint of you. Be generous, and remember that we ought to walk in the footsteps of Jesus crucified. The servant of God who is not crucified with Jesus Christ, what is he? He is unworthy of divine contemplation who has not fought and conquered some great temptation. God has suffered much for me ; ought I not suffer something for Him?
St. Paul of the Cross

catholicsoul:

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ is the shortest way to perfection. The life of Christ was but a continuous cross. God confers a great honour on us when He calls us to walk the same path as His only Son.

If you correspond to the designs of God, He will make a saint of you. Be generous, and remember that we ought to walk in the footsteps of Jesus crucified. The servant of God who is not crucified with Jesus Christ, what is he? He is unworthy of divine contemplation who has not fought and conquered some great temptation. God has suffered much for me ; ought I not suffer something for Him?

St. Paul of the Cross

Oct 21 '13
"My heart deserves to be cut into little bits and given to the birds, for it never knew how to love God as it should."
St. Paul of the Cross (via catholicsoul)