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God revealed the practice of making this offering to this Saintly Carmelite nun when He complained to her that so little effort is made in this world to disarm His Divine justice against sinners. Acting upon this admonition, she daily offered the Precious Blood fifty times for the living and the dead. She did this with so much fervour that God showed her on different occations the numerous souls who had thereby been converted or delivered from Purgatory.
Eternal Father I offer up the Precious Blood of Jesus for the living and the dead.† Amen.†
Say in a prayerful spirit during the day, whenever you can,
"Admirable is the Name of God."
Our Lord revealed this to Sr. Mary of St. Peter: " O if you only knew what great merit you acquire by saying even once, " Admirable is the Name of God", in the spirit of reparation for blasphemy!"
When you say the Hail Mary prayer, Mary comes and stands next to you. Our Lady goes nowhere without her legions of angels and she is so close to Jesus they can not be separated . Nor Jesus from the Holy Trinity. So by the time you finish the Hail Mary prayer you have this precious company all around you because you said a Hail Mary.
Glorious Saint Benedict, sublime model of virtue, pure vessel of God's grace! Behold me humbly kneeling at your feet.
I implore you in your loving kindness to pray for me before the throne of God.
Help me, great Saint Benedict, to live and die as a faithful child of God, to run in the sweetness of His loving will, and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven. Amen.
St. Joseph, obtain from Jesus the pardon of my sins. May every unclean flame be extinguished from me and only the flame of the fire of Divine Love burn within me.
Lord Thy holy Will be done, for Thou art my light and strength. Thou art my Protector and Helper, what shall I fear.Teach me to do Thy holy Will for Thou art my God.
All praise and all thanksgiving be every moment Thine.+Amen
I love thee my Mother. I beg thee to obtain for me , that I may never cease to love my Lord God Almighty. Lord permit me not to be separated from Thee, permit me not to be separated from Thee. I repeat it, and will repeat it to my very last breath and do Thou always give me the grace to repeat to Thee this prayer. Permit me not to be separated from Thee. My Jesus my God enchain me with Thy love. I love Thee and will always love Thee. Permit me not to be ever again separated from Thy love.
O purest Mary, O sweetest Mary, let thy name henceforth be ever on my lips. Delay not, O Blessed Lady, to help me, whenever I call on thee; for, in all my temptations, in all my needs, I shall never cease to call on thee, ever repeating thy sacred name, Mary, Mary. O what consolation, what sweetness, what confidence, what emotion, fill my soul when I utter thy sacred name, or even only think of thee.
My Blessed Holy Mother hold me tightly within Your loving arms , cover me with your mantle of protection until my last breath and bring me to heaven.
†Holy Angels and Archangels defend us and guard us. Amen.†
Words of St. Padre Pio when, speaking on Our Lady, he said: " May Mary fill your heart with the flowers and fragrance of ever fresh virtues, and place Her maternal hand on your head. Always keep close to our Heavenly Mother, because She is the sea that must be crossed, in order to reach the shores of eternal splendour in the kingdom of Dawn."
'In this golden ciborium I put your Sacramental Communions.
In this silver ciborium I put your Spiritual Communions.
Both ciboriums are quite pleasing to Me.'
† SPIRITUAL COMMUNION†
O Immaculate Queen of Heaven and Earth, Mother of God and Mediatrix of every grace: I believe that Thy dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is truly, really, and substantially present as the Most Blessed Sacrament. I love Him above all things and I long to receive Him into my heart.
Since I cannot now receive Him sacramentally, be so good as to place Him spiritually in my soul. O my Jesus, I embrace Thee as One who has already come, and I unite myself entirely to Thee. Never permit me to be separated from Thee. Amen.
My Jesus, really present in the Holy Sacrament of the Altar, since I cannot now receive Thee under the Sacramental veil, I beseech Thee, with a heart full of love and longing, to come spiritually into my soul through the Immaculate Heart of Thy Most Holy Mother, and abide with me forever; Thou in me, and I in Thee, in time and in eternity in Mary.
Holy Ghost of Wisdom, preside over all our thoughts, words and actions, from this hour until the hour of our death.
Holy Ghost of Understanding, enlighten and teach us.
Holy Ghost of Counsel, direct our inexperience.
Holy Ghost of Fortitude, sustain us in adversity.
Holy Ghost of Knowledge, instruct our ignorance.
Holy Ghost of Piety, make us fervent in good works.
Holy Ghost of Fear, restrain us from evil. Amen
May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most incomprehensible and ineffable Name of God be forever praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified in Heaven, on earth and under the earth, by all the creatures of God and by the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Amen
Mary, thou, next after Jesus, art my hope; tell thy Son that thou dost protect me and I shall be safe. Amen So may it be
“Be faithful unto Death, and I will give thee the crown of life.”(Apoc. 2: 11)
Then, our last heartbeats will be but a praying of that prayer of all prayers:
“OUR FATHER, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name,
Thy KINGDOM Come, THY WILL BE DONE”
… IN ME … NOW!
(by Fr. Raymond OCSO)
I do not know, Oh God, what awaits me today. I only know that nothing will happen to me except what Thou, from all eternity, hast FORESEEN, ARRANGED and ORDAINED. It is enough, Oh God, for me to know this. I adore Thy eternal, inscrutable dispositions and I submit myself to them for the love of Thee. I desire everything Thou desire and permit to happen to me. May Thy most Holy Will, worthy of eternal adoration and exaltation, be done in all things! Amen.
O my God, I firmly believe that Thou art one God in Three Divine Persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. 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.
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.
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.
Lord, help me to remember that nothing is going to happen to me today that you and I can't handle together.
Composed by Pope Leo XIII
St. Michael the Archangel, illustrious leader of the heavenly army, defend us in the battle against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of darkness and the spirit of wickedness in high places. Come to the rescue of mankind, whom God has made in His own image and likeness, and purchased from Satan's tyranny at so great a price. Holy Church venerates you as her patron and guardian. The Lord has entrusted to you the task of leading the souls of the redeemed to heavenly blessedness. Entreat the Lord of peace to cast Satan down under our feet, so as to keep him from further holding man captive and doing harm to the Church. Carry our prayers up to God's throne, that the mercy of the Lord may quickly come and lay hold of the beast, the serpent of old, Satan and his demons, casting him in chains into the abyss, so that he can no longer seduce the nations.
Consecration to St. Joseph
O MY BELOVED Saint Joseph, adopt me as thy child, take care of my salvation, watch over me day and night, preserve me from the occasion of sin, obtain for me purity of soul and body! Through thy intercession with Jesus grant me a spirit of sacrifice, of humility and self-denial, a burning love for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and a sweet tender love for Mary, my Mother. Saint Joseph, be with me living, be with me dying, and obtain for me a favorable judgement from Jesus, my merciful Savior. Amen
Oh,Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interest and desires. Oh, St. Joseph,do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power, I many offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers. Oh, St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you, and Jesus asleep in your arms. I desire not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Patron of the departing souls, pray for me Amen
O St. Joseph, thou head of the house of God upon earth, in faithful imitation of Jesus and Mary, I place myself and all my concerns under thy care and protection. To thee, after Jesus and Mary, I consecrate my body and soul with all their faculties, my spiritual progress, my home , my family and all my affairs and undertakings. Forsake me not, but adopt me as a servant and child of the Holy Family. Watch over me at all times, but especially in the last hour of my life on earth:then visit, console and strengthen me, with Jesus and Mary, that with them and thee I may sing the praises of the adorable Trinity for all eternity. Amen
I am a widow, mother and grandmother. I am preciously blessed with 10 grandsons.
Michael,Michael of the morning. Fresh chord of Heaven adorning. Keep our family safe today , and in time of temptation drive the devil away. Amen
Jesus I turn toward the holy tabernacle where You live hidden for love of me. I love you, O my God. I cannot receive you in Holy Communion. Come nevertheless and visit me with Your grace. Come spiritually into my heart. Purify it. Sancitfy it. Render it like unto Your own . Amen. Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldst enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.
It was the Cure of Ars who said, " A spiritual communion acts on the soul as blowing does on a cinder covered fire which was about to go out. Whenever you feel your love of God growing cold, quickly make a spiritual communion."
*A Spiritual Communion with Mary*
O Immaculate Queen of Heaven and Earth, Mother of
God and Mediatrix of every grace: I believe that
Thy dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, is
truly,really, and substantially contained in the Most
Blessed Sacrament. I love Him above all things and
I long to receive Him into my heart. Since I cannot
now receive Him sacramentally, be so good as to
place Him spiritually in my soul.
O my Jesus, I embrace Thee as One who has already
come, and I unite myself entirely to Thee. Never
permit me to be separated from Thee. Amen
O amiable Heart of my Savior I adore Thee!O gracious Heart of my Jesus, I love Thee! O compassionate Heart, I give Thee my heart,and am deeply moved by all Thou hast done and suffered for me. Yes, I give Thee my whole heart; attach it eternally to Thyself, inflamed it with thy love, inspire it with Thy sentiments, make it know Thy Will and practice Thy virtues.
Send Your Angel To Holy Mass
My God, I offer You my every breath of life as an act of love of You and sorrow for having ever offended You.I wish never to cease loving You, never to cease praying. If I should become unconscious in sickness or from a heart attack, stroke, or an accident, or an operation or live to be mentally incapable to pray, I offer all my breathing at that time as a continuation of my present acts of love and sorrow for my sins. Good God, at the moment of death when I gasp my last breath, which will be my last act of love of You in this world, I hope to awake in eternity hearing You say, calling me by name. I LOVE YOU.
My Crucified Jesus, mercifully accept the prayer which I now make to Thee for help in the moment of my death, when at its approach, all my senses shall fail me. When, therefore, O sweetest Jesus, my weary and downcast eyes can no longer look up to thee, be mindful of the loving gaze which I know turn on thee, and have mercy on me. When my parched lips can no longer kiss Thy most sacred wounds, remember then those kisses which now I imprint on Thee, and have mercy on me. When my cold hands can no longer embrace Thy Cross, forget not the affection with which I embrace it now, and have mercy on me. And when at length, my swollen and lifeless tongue can no longer speak, remember that I called upon Thee now. Jesus, Mary, Joseph, to you I commend my soul.
O Jesus, Who in Thy bitter Passion, didst become "the most abject of men, a man of sorrows," I venerate Thy Sacred Face whereon there once did shine the beauty and sweetness of the Godhead; but now it has become for me as if it were the face of a leper! Nevertheless, under those disfigured features, I recognize Thy Infinite Love and I am consumed with the desire to love Thee and make Thee loved by all men. The tears which well up abundantly in Thy Sacred Eyes appear to me as so many precious pearls that I love to gather up, in order to purchase the souls of poor sinners by means of their infinite value. O Jesus, whose adorable Face ravishes my heart, I implore Thee to fix deep within me Thy Divine Image and to set me on fire with Thy Love, that I may be found worthy to come to the contemplation of Thy glorious Face in Heaven. Amen.
( prayer of Saint Thérèse)
We adore Thee, O Christ and we praise Thee.
Because by Thy Holy Cross, Thou hast redeemed the world
Hail Mary, Virgin Most Sorrowful, pray for us.
My Mother Mary,obtain for me the grace to weep bitterly for the sins I have committed and to die rather than commit once again sins I so much detest. Through the holy Child of your womb, you won peace between God and men. Win peace for me as well, between me and my conscience, between me and my God.
ECCE ANCILLA DOMINI
I am in thy hands, O Mary! Mold and fashion this clay, which I am; give it a form and break it again; thou art its mistress, it may not complain, I am satisfied that it should serve thy purpose, and that nothing in me should be opposed to thy good pleasure.
Whether thou dost ask, command or forbid me, I am ready to obey. What wouldst thou have me do or not do? Whether I be exalted or humiliated, comforted or grieved, able to work for thee or incapable of anything, helpful to all around me or burdensome to everybody, I shall ever love thee and sacrifice my will to thine in all things, saying: MY SOUL IS MARY'S SLAVE OF LOVE.
Immaculate Heart of Mary , full of love for God and mankind and of compassion for sinners, I consecrate myself entirely to thee.
Dedication to Mary
My Queen , my Mother! I give myself entirely to thee; and to show my devotion to thee, I consecrate to thee this day my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my heart, and my whole being, without reserve. Wherefore, good Mother, as I am thine own, keep me, guard me , as thy property and possession.
How to avoid purgatory you do the Will Of God in the present moment. Past is dead and the future is unborn. Do your moment with love.
"Holiness consists simply in doing God's will, and being just what God wants us to be."
St. Therese of Lisieux
O most 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 the souls of Thy departed servants.
O MASTER, TEACH US TO PRAY THE OUR FATHER FOR THE SOULS IN PURGATORY
(attributed to St. Mechtilde)
The following story, which tells of what happened to a lady, a privileged soul, on 2 February, 1968, the Feast of Candlemas, shows us the very great value and the fruitful use which one may make of the Our Father, composed by St Mechtilde for the relief of the souls in Purgatory.
It took pace in Switzerland, at Hinsiein, a place of pilgrimage to Mary. On a weekday in winter, it was, the church was almost empty. Madame Aloisia Lex was praying with some relatives. Looking towards the High-altar, she noticed the presence of a very old nun, dressed in a very old-fashioned religious habit, dating from a bygone age. She went towards her and this nun gave her a prayer sheet which she put mechanically into her pocket. There took place, then, something strange; the entrance door opened suddenly and she beheld an enormous crowd of pilgrims arriving, very poorly dressed, who walked with muffled steps, like phantoms. A flood of pilgrims, an almost unending line, which came into the church. A priest stood there and showed them the way. The country-woman wondered, in astonishment, how this immense crowd was going to have enough space in the church. She turned to the side, then, for a brief moment, to light a candle. When she looked behind again, the church was empty as at the beginning.
Completely amazed, Aloisia asked her parents where all the people had gone. Nobody, however, who had come with her, had noticed the procession of pilgrims and none either had seen the nun. Not believing her eyes, she sought, in her pocket, the sheet which she had been given. This sheet which she held in her hands, clearly proved to her that she had not imagined everything. It contained the text of a prayer which in times past, Our Lord had taught to St. Mechtilde, during an apparition. It was the Our Father, for the Souls in Purgatory. Each time St. Mechtilde recited this prayer, she saw countless Souls in Purgatory rise up to Heaven.
OUR FATHER, WHO ART IN HEAVEN, I beseech You, O Heavenly Father, pardon the Souls in Purgatory, for they did not love You sufficiently, nor render to You all the honor which is Your due, due to You their Lord and Father, Who, by pure grace, have adopted them as Your children. By their sins, rather, have they driven You from their souls, where You none the less wished always to live. In reparation for these faults, I offer You the love and veneration which Your Incarnate Son showed You all during His earthly life, and I offer all the acts of penance and satisfaction which He performed and by which He effaced and atoned for the sins of men.
HALLOWED BE THY NAME, I beg You, O Father Most Good, pardon the Souls in Purgatory, for they did not honor, always and fittingly, Your Holy Name, but often they took It in vain and proved unworthy of the name "Christian", by their lives of sin. In reparation for their faults, I offer to You all the honor which Your Well-Beloved Son rendered to Your Name by His words and deeds.
THY KINGDOM COME; I pray You, Father Most Good, pardon the Souls in Purgatory, for they did not always seek or adore Your Kingdom with enough fervor and diligence; This Kingdom, the only place where true rest and peace reign. In reparation for their omissions, through indifference to do what is good, I offer You the Most Holy Desire of Your Son, by which He wished that they also might become heirs of His Kingdom.
THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN; I pray You, Father Most Good, pardon the Souls in Purgatory, for they did not always submit their will to Your Will. In reparation for their disobedience, I offer You the perfect conformity of the Heart, full of love, of Your Divine Son with Your Holy Will and the most profound submission which He showed in obeying You unto death on the Cross.
GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD; I pray You, Father Most Good, pardon the Souls in Purgatory, for they did not always receive the Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist with enough desire, but often without contemplation, or love, or even unworthily, or they neglected to receive It. In reparation for these faults, I offer You the outstanding Holiness and the great contemplation of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Divine Son, addressed to You in favor of His enemies when He was on the Cross.
FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US; I pray You, Father Most Good, pardon the Souls in Purgatory, all the faults of which they have been guilty through succumbing to the Seven Capital Sins and also in not having wished either to love or pardon their enemies. In reparation for these faults, I offer You the outstanding Holiness and the great contemplation of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Divine Son, addressed to You in favor of His enemies when He was on the Cross.
AND LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION; I pray You, Father Most Good, pardon the Souls in Purgatory, because too often they did not resist temptations and the passions, but they followed the Enemy of all goodness. In reparation for all these sins, in thought, word, and deed. I offer You the glorious victory which Our Lord won against the world, as well as His Most Holy Life, His Work and Sorrows, His Suffering and His Most Cruel Death.
PRAYERS FOR EVERY DAY IN THE WEEK IN AID OF THE SOULS IN PURGATORY
Lord God omnipotent, I beseech Thee, by the Precious Blood which Thy Divine Son Jesus shed in the garden, deliver the Souls in Purgatory, and amongst them all especially that soul which is most destitute of aid; and bring it to Thy glory, there to praise and bless Thee forever. Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, and the De Profundis
Lord God omnipotent, I beseech Thee, by the Precious Blood which Thy Divine Son Jesus shed in His cruel scourging, deliver the Souls in Purgatory, and amongst them all, especially that Soul which is nearest to its entrance into Thy glory; that so, it may soon begin to praise and bless Thee forever.
Our Father, Hail Mary, and the De Profundis
Lord God omnipotent, I beseech Thee, by the Precious Blood which Thy Divine Son Jesus shed in His bitter crowning with thorns, deliver the Souls in Purgatory, and in particular, amongst them all, deliver that one which would be the last to issue from those pains, that it tarry not so long a time before it comes to praise Thee in Thy glory and bless Thee forever. Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, and the De Profundis
LORD God omnipotent, I beseech Thee, by the Precious Blood which Thy Divine Son Jesus shed through the streets of Jerusalem when He carried the crust upon His sacred shoulders, deliver the Souls in Purgatory, and especially that Soul which is richest in merits before Thee; that so, on that throne of glory which awaits it, it may magnify Thee and bless Thee forever. Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, and the De Profundis
LORD God omnipotent, I beseech Thee, by the Precious Body and Blood of Thy Divine Son Jesus, which He gave with His Own hand upon the eve of His passion to His beloved Apostles to be their meat and drink, and which He left to His whole Church to be a perpetual sacrifice and life-giving food of His Own faithful people, deliver the Souls in Purgatory, and especially that one which was most devoted to this mystery of infinite love; that, with Thy Divine Son, and with Thy Holy Spirit, it may ever praise Thee for this Thy wondrous love in Thy eternal glory. Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, and the De Profundis
LORD God omnipotent, I beseech Thee, by the Precious Blood which Thy Divine Son shed on this day, upon the wood of the Cross, from His most sacred hands and feet, deliver the Souls in Purgatory, and especially that Soul for which I am most bound to pray; that the blame rest not with me that Thou bringest it not forthwith to praise Thee in Thy glory and to bless Thee forever. Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, and the De Profundis
Lord God omnipotent, I beseech Thee, by the Precious Blood which gushed forth from the side of Thy Divine Son Jesus in the sight and to the extreme pain of His most holy Mother deliver the Souls in Purgatory, and especially that one amongst them all which was ever the most devout to this great Lady; that it may soon attain unto Thy glory, there to praise Thee in her, and her in Thee, world without end. Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, and the De Profundis
This once carried an Indulgence of 500 days for each prayer granted by the Pontiff of 1826.
The De Profundis still carries a partial indulgence; the prayers are still traditionally said as they are efficacious for the relief of the Holy Souls. Additionally the November prayers for the departed faithful still carry indulgences, at the very least a partial.
Out of the depths have I cried unto Thee, O Lord: O Lord, hear my voice.
Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication,
If Thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities: Lord, who shall abide it?
For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: and because of Thy law I have waited for Thee, O Lord.
My soul hath waited on His word: my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning watch even until night let Israel hope in the Lord.
For with the Lord there is mercy; and with him is plenteous redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. Amen.
Our Lord revealed to St. Gertrude The Great that the following prayer which would release 1,000 souls from Purgatory each time it is said. The prayer was extended to include living sinners as well:
Prayer of St. Gertrude The Great
"Eternal Father, I offer you the most precious blood of Your Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the Universal Church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.
A 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 the Holy Ghost as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.)
Second -- To purify the good I have done badly this day and during all my life.
(Glory Be to the Father...)
Third -- To minister 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...)
A poor Clare nun who had just died, appeared to her Abbess, who was praying for her, and said to her, "I went straight to Heaven, for, by means of this prayer, recited every evening, I paid all my debts."
Good Night To Our Blessed Mother
Night is falling dear Mother, the long day is o'er!
And before thy loved image I am kneeling once more
To thank thee for keeping me safe through the day
To ask thee this night to keep evil away.
Many times have I fallen today, Mother Dear,
Many graces neglected, since last I knelt here;
Wilt thou not in pity, my own Mother mild,
Ask Jesus to pardon the sins of thy child?
I am going to rest, for the day's work is done,
Its hours and its moments have passed one by one;
And the God who will judge me has noted them all,
He has numbered each grace, He has counted each fall.
In His book they are written against the last day,
O Mother, ask Jesus to wash them away;
For one drop of His blood which for sinners was spilt,
Is sufficient to cleanse the whole world of its guilt.
And if ere the dawn I should draw my last breath
And the sleep that I take be the long sleep of death,
Be near me, dear Mother, for dear Jesus' sake
When my soul on Eternity's shore shall awake.
GOOD NIGHT ST. JOSEPH
St. Joseph, you listened to the Angel and led the Blessed Mother and Jesus to safety, lead us and keep us safe on this unpleasant and difficult path of staying true to our Catholic Faith, as the saints did when they were tested.
St. Joseph, obtain from Jesus the pardon of my sins, May every unclean flame be extinguished from me and only the flame of the fire of Divine Love burn within me.
Prayer of St. Bonaventure: "I ask thee, O Mary, for the glory of thy name, to come and meet my soul when it is departing from this world, and to take it in thine arms."
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St. Patrick's Breastplate is a popular prayer attributed to one of Ireland’s most beloved patron saints. According to tradition, St. Patrick wrote it in 433 A.D. for divine protection before successfully converting the Irish King Leoghaire and his subjects from paganism to Christianity. (The term breastplate refers to a piece of armor worn in battle.)
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