ANGELUS OF SAINT JOSEPH

V. The angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream.
R. “Joseph, Son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary, your wife, into your home.”

V. “For that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.”
R. “And she shall bring forth a son.”

V. “And you shall call his name Jesus.”
R. “Because He is the one who is to save his people from their sins.”

V. Pray for us, O virgin father of Jesus.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.

Pour forth we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ your 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.

R. Amen.

This chaplet may be prayed using a Marian rosary. On each large bead, the Lord’s Prayer is said. On each small bead the following prayer is said:

Mary, full of grace, and Joseph, son of David; honor to you, Mother of God, and to you, guardian of the Redeemer. Eternal praise to the Child with whom you formed a family, Jesus.

Holy spouses, pray for us sinners, our families and communities, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

This chaplet may be concluded with any suitable prayer to Holy Spouses, such as the following:

Holy Father, you joined together by a virginal bond the glorious Mother of your Son and the just man, Saint Joseph, that they might be faithful co-operators in the mystery of the Word Incarnate. Grant that we who are united with you by the bond of baptism may live more intimately our union with Christ and may walk more joyfully in the way of love. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. R. Amen.

MYSTERIES

1. Betrothal of Mary and Joseph

(Mt 1:18) Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the holy Spirit.


2. Annunciation to Mary

(Lk 1:28-35, 38) In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, "Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you." But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end." But Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?" And the angel said to her in reply, "The holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word." Then the angel departed from her.


3. Annunciation to Joseph

(Mt 1:19-21) Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."


4. Joseph takes Mary as his wife

(Mt 1:22-25) All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: "Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel," which means "God is with us." When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home. He had no relations with her until she bore a son, and he named him Jesus.


5. Birth of Jesus

(Lk 2:3-7,15-16) Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. While they were there, the time came for her to have her child and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

When the angels went away from them to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let us go, then, to Bethlehem to see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us." So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger.


6. Circumcision and Naming of Jesus

(Lk 2:21) When eight days were completed for his circumcision, he was named Jesus, the name given him by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.


7. Presentation of Jesus

(Lk 2:22-40) When the days were completed for purification according to the law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, just as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord," and to offer the sacrifice of "a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons," in accordance with the dictate in the law of the Lord. Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, awaiting the consolation of Israel, and the holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Messiah of the Lord. He came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform the custom of the law in regard to him, he took him into his arms and blessed God. He came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform the custom of the law in regard to him, he took him into his arms and blessed God, saying: "Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you prepared in sight of all the peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel." The child's father and mother were amazed at what was said about him; He said to Mary his mother, "Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted and you yourself a sword will pierce so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed." There was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived seven years with her husband after her marriage, and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple, but worshiped night and day with fasting and prayer. And coming forward at that very time, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were awaiting the redemption of Jerusalem. When they had fulfilled all the prescriptions of the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him.


8. Escape into Egypt

(Mt 2:13-15) When they had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him." Joseph rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed for Egypt. He stayed there until the death of Herod, that what the Lord had said through the prophet might be fulfilled, "Out of Egypt I called my son."


9. Finding of Jesus in the Temple

(Lk 2:41-50) Each year the parents of Jesus went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, and when he was twelve years old, they went up according to festival custom. After they had completed its days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. Thinking that he was in the caravan, they journeyed for a day and looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances, but not finding him, they returned to Jerusalem to look for him. After three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions, and all who heard him were astounded at his understanding and his answers. When his parents saw him, they were astonished, and his mother said to him, "Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety." And he said to them, "Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?" But they did not understand what he said to them.


10. Hidden Life at Nazareth

(Lk 2:51-52) Jesus went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart. And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and favor before God and man.


A PRAYER TO THE HOLY TRINITY

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

L: Abba Father, purify us in the Holy Blood of Jesus.

R: And fill us with your Holy Spirit (ten times)

After each decade on the large bead: Heavenly Father, Jesus our Saviour, Holy Spirit our Consoler, we love you, we praise you and we worship you. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
(Repeat as above for the five decades of the Rosary, with different intentions for each decade, such as the following intentions or one’s own.)

For subsequent decades, different intentions can be said instead of ‘us’. For example, “Abba Father, purify ‘our souls’ in the Holy Blood of Jesus.” And the response will be, “Fill ‘our souls’ with the Holy Spirit.”

1) Our Minds. 2) Bodies. 3) Sexuality. 4) Emotions. 5) Intellect. 6) Memory. 7) Past life. 8) Family. 9) Parents. 10) Children. 11) Brothers and sisters. 12) Relatives. 13) Ancestors. 14) Neighbours. 15) Enemies. 16) Benefactors. 17) Well-wishers. 18) Friends. 19) The Church. 20) Parishes. 21) Dioceses. 22) The Holy Pope. 23) Bishops. 24) Priests. 25) The religious. 26) The ministers of the Word of God. 27) The whole world. 28) Humanity. 29) All nations. 30) Our nation. 31) The government. 32) The politicians. 33) The sinners. 34) The sick. 35) The poor. 36) The unemployed. 37) The homeless. 38) The childless. 39) Broken families. 40) Alcoholics and drug addicts.

CHAPLET OF SAINT JOSEPH
This chaplet may be prayed using a Marian rosary. On each large bead, the Lord’s Prayer is said. On each small bead the following prayer is said:

Joseph, son of David, and husband of Mary; we honor you, guardian of the Redeemer, and we adore the child you named Jesus.

Saint Joseph, patron of the universal church, pray for us, that like you we may live totally dedicated to the interests of the Savior. Amen.

This chaplet may be concluded with any suitable prayer to St. Joseph, such as the following:

Grant, we pray, almighty God, that by Saint Joseph’s intercession your Church may constantly watch over the unfolding of the mysteries of human salvation, whose beginnings you entrusted to his faithful care. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

MYSTERIES FOR EACH DECADE

1. Betrothal of Saint Joseph to the Blessed Virgin Mary (Mt 1:18) Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the holy Spirit.

2. Annunciation to Saint Joseph (Mt 1:19-21) Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."

3. Birth and Naming of the Lord Jesus (Mt 1:22-25) All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: "Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel," which means "God is with us." When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home. He had no relations with her until she bore a son, and he named him Jesus.

4. Flight into Egypt of the Holy Family (Mt 2:13-15) When they had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him." Joseph rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed for Egypt. He stayed there until the death of Herod, that what the Lord had said through the prophet might be fulfilled, "Out of Egypt I called my son."

5. Hidden Life at Nazareth (Mt 2:19-23) When Herod had died, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, "Rise, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child's life are dead." He rose, took the child and his mother, and went to the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus was ruling over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go back there. And because he had been warned in a dream, he departed for the region of Galilee. He went and dwelt in a town called Nazareth, so that what had been spoken through the prophets might be fulfilled, "He shall be called a Nazorean." (Lk 2:51-52)He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart. And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and favor before God and man.

THE CHAPLET OF ST. MICHAEL

History of the Chaplet of St. Michael the Archangel

The Chaplet of St. Michael is a wonderful way to honour this great Archangel along with the other nine Choirs of Angels. What do we mean by Choirs? It seems that God has created various orders of angels. Sacred Scripture distinguishes nine such groupings: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions, Powers, Virtues, Principalities, Archangels and Angels (Is 6:2; Gen 3:24; Col 1:16; Eph 1:21; Rom 8:38). There may be more groupings, but these are the only ones that have been revealed to us. The Seraphim is believed to be the highest Choir, the most intimately united to God, while the Angelic Choir is the lowest.

The history of this Chaplet goes back to a devout Servant of God, Antonia d’Astonac, who had a vision of St. Michael. He told Antonia to honour him by nine salutations to the nine Choirs of Angels. St. Michael promised that whoever would practice this devotion in his honour would have, when approaching Holy Communion, an escort of nine angels chosen from each of the nine Choirs. In addition, for those who would pray the chaplet daily, he promised his continual assistance and that of all the Holy Angels during life.

O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be…

Say one Our Father and three Hail Marys after each of the following nine salutations in honour of the nine Choirs of Angels:

1. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Seraphim may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity. Amen.

2. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Cherubim may the Lord grant us the grace to leave the ways of sin and run in the paths of Christian perfection. Amen.

3. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Thrones may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere Spirit of humility. Amen.

4. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Dominions may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and overcome any unruly passions. Amen.

5. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues may the Lord preserve us from evil and falling into temptation. Amen.

6. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Powers may the Lord protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil. Amen.

7. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Principalities may God fill our souls with a true Spirit of obedience. Amen.

8. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Archangels may the Lord give us perseverance in faith and in all good works in order that we may attain the Glory of Heaven. Amen.

9. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Angels may the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal life and conducted in the life to come to Heaven. Amen.

Say one ‘Our Father’ in honour of each of the following leading Angels: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael and your Guardian Angel.

Concluding prayers:

O glorious Prince St. Michael, chief and commander of the heavenly hosts, guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, servant in the house of the Divine King and our admirable conductor, you who shine with excellence and superhuman virtue deliver us from all evil, who turn to you with confidence and enable us by your gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully every day.

Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ, that we may be made worthy of His promises.

Almighty and Everlasting God, who, by a prodigy of goodness and a merciful desire for the salvation of all, has appointed the most glorious Archangel St. Michael Prince of your Church, make us worthy, we ask you, to be delivered from all our enemies, that none of them may harass us at the hour of death, but that we may be conducted by him into your Presence. This we ask through the merits of Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.


CONSECRATION OF THE FAMILY TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS

(Here is a beautiful Prayer of “Consecration of the Family to the Sacred Heart of Jesus”. It is good to include this prayer as part of your daily family prayer.)

Sacred Heart of Jesus, You have revealed Your desire to reign in every Christian family. Today, we come to ask that You take complete possession of our home. We greatly desire that through sincere fidelity to You, our home becomes fragrant with love, peace and joy. Keep far from us all that can turn us away from You. Drain off feelings of strife; replace our bitterness with forgiveness; do not allow resentment and hurt to dictate what we rule or say. May the flame of sincere and understanding love burn brighter each day through our frequent participation of the Eucharist and the habit of daily family prayer.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, preside over all our gatherings and events; be with us in all our joys and sorrows. If any of us should stray away from You and from us, may Your merciful heart bring him or her back to obedience to You and to union with us. May each member of our family be a committed Christian, faithful to the way of life You have taught by word and example.

And, at the end, when death comes to take any one of us away, may we accept it with submission and with joyful hope in the resurrection and the final reunion of our family in heaven, where Your own hand will wipe away every tear from our eyes.

Mary, Mother of Jesus, be the mother of this family.

St. Joseph, take care of each member of this family just as You looked after the Holy Family of Nazareth.

May the grace and blessing of the Sacred Heart of Jesus be upon us; the peace of the Sacred Heart envelope us; the merits of the Sacred Heart plead for us; the love of the Sacred Heart strengthen us; the zeal of the Sacred Heart animate us; the virtues of the Sacred Heart shine forth in our words and deeds; and may the beatific vision of the Sacred heart be our eternal joy.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, be the King of our home. In our home, You will be glorified today and forever. Amen.

In the name of Jesus, by the power of the precious Blood of Jesus, by the power of the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus, by the power of the Holy Trinity dwelling within me, by the power of the risen Lord seated at the right hand of the Father, in the Holy name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, using the authority given to me by Jesus and the power of his precious word:

I bind you spirit of wickedness and all other powers of evil that are in me, I command you to get out from me and surrender to the Lord Jesus, and never more to return to me. May the Lord Jesus crush you, satan, and all your demons under His feet and cast you into the bottomless pit, because I am the child of the Father, I am the body of Christ, I am the temple of the Holy Spirit, I am called to the resurrection. I have been purchased by the Precious Blood of Jesus and I am to glorify God in my Body. Therefore, you have no right over me, my family and my household. As for me and my household we will serve the Lord. (Joshua 24,15)

I ask pardon of the Lord for all the sins of my ancestors, parents and relatives. I surrender them to Jesus on the Cross. I ask pardon for all my sins and firmly resolve to forgive all those who have hurt me. May the precious Blood of the Lord Jesus cleanse me from all my sins and redeem me from the bondage of unforgiveness, curse and sin.

(Repeat the first paragraph before each prayer for deliverance.)

I command you, spirit of selfishness, stubbornness, self-glory, rejection and unwantedness, to get out of me and never to come back to me.

I command you, spirit of anger, bitterness, dislike, hatred, unforgiveness, revenge and murder, to get out of me and never to come back to me.

I command you spirit of anxiety, worry, tension, discouragement, timidity, frustration, disappointment and suicidal tendencies, to get out of me and never to come back to me.

I command you spirit of fear, shock, inferiority complex and nervousness, to get out of me and never to come back to me.

I command you spirit of lust, masturbation, homosexuality, fornication, adultery, rape, prostitution, incest and pornography, to get out of me and never to come back to me.

I command you spirit of lust coming to me through thoughts, words and actions, through my eyes, ears, nose, tongue, sense of touch, hands, feet and sexual organs, to get out of me and never to come back to me.

I command you spirit of worldliness, addiction to drink, smoking, tobacco, drugs, games, music, videos, internet and mobile phones, to get out of me and never to come back to me.

I command you spirit of unholy attachment to persons and things, to get out of me and never to come back to me.

I command you spirit of craving for name, fame, power, position and wealth, to get out of me and never to come back to me.

I command you spirit of laziness, gluttony, pride, boasting, arrogance, jealousy, vain glory, comparison and partiality, to get out of me and never to come back to me.

I command you spirit of idolatry, witchcraft, sorcery, black magic, superstitious beliefs, necromancy, astrology, horoscope, palm reading, burying occult things and all evil associations to get out of me and never to come back to me.

I command you spirit of judging others, accusing, blaming, vulgar talk, cheating, stealing, to get out of me and never to come back to me. Lord Jesus, wash me and clean me with your Precious Blood; especially my unconscious mind, subconscious mind, heart and conscience, memory and imagination, feelings and emotions, intellect and will.

Lord Jesus wash me with your Precious Blood, my brain, nervous system, blood stream, flesh, bones and my internal organs; my eyes, ears, nose, sense of touch, tongue and mouth, hands, feet, my sexual organs.

Send to me from the Father, the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth, the Spirit of holiness. Holy Spirit give me your gifts of wisdom, knowledge, counsel, understanding, fortitude, piety and fear of God.

O Holy Spirit, give your fruits of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, generosity and self-control; give me the charismatic gifts of word of wisdom, word of knowledge, prophecy, discernment, gift of healing, working miracles, faith, casting out demons, gift of tongues and all other gifts, to build up the Christian community and for the glory of the Father. Amen.

DEVOTION OF THE 7 JOYS AND 7 SORROWS OF SAINT JOSEPH

Mediation: Chaste Lover of Mary, how overwhelmed you were when you thought that you would have to end your betrothal to her. But when the angel of God came to you in a dream, you were filled with awe to realize that Mary would be your wife, and you would be the guardian of the Messiah.

Prayer: Help us Saint Joseph, help our families and all our loved ones to overcome all sadness of heart and develop an absolute trust in God’s goodness.

[optional: Our Father and Hail Mary, or any other suitable prayer]

Mediation: Faithful guardian of Jesus, what a failure you thought you were when you could only provide a stable for the birth of the Holy Child. And then what a wonder it was when shepherds came to tell of angel choirs, and wise men came to adore the King of Kings.

Prayer: Through your example and prayers, help us Saint Joseph and all we love to become like sinless mangers where the Savior of the world may be received with absolute love and respect.

[optional: Our Father and Hail Mary, or any other suitable prayer]

Mediation: Tender-hearted Joseph, you too felt pain when the blood of Jesus was first shed at His circumcision. Yet how proud you were to be the one privileged to give the name Jesus, Savior, to the very Son of God.

Prayer: Pray for us Saint Joseph, that the sacred blood of Christ, poured out for our salvation, may guard our families, so the Divine Name of Jesus may be written in our hearts forever.

[optional: Our Father and Hail Mary, or any other suitable prayer]

Mediation: Joseph, loving husband, how bewildered you were when Simeon spoke the words of warning that the hearts of Jesus and Mary would be pierced with sorrows. Yet his prediction that this would lead to the salvation of innumerable souls filled you with consolation.

Prayer: Help us, Saint Joseph, to see with eyes of faith that even the sorrows and pains of those we deeply love can become the pathway to salvation and eternal life.

[optional: Our Father and Hail Mary, or any other suitable prayer]

Mediation: Courageous protector of the Holy Family, how terrified you were when you had to make the sudden flight with Jesus and Mary to escape the treachery of King Herod and the cruelty of his soldiers. But when you reached Egypt, what satisfaction you had to know that the Savior of the world had come to replace the pagan idols.

Prayer: Teach us by your example, Saint Joseph, to keep far from the false idols of earthly attractions, so that like you, we may be entirely devoted to the service of Jesus and Mary.

[optional: Our Father and Hail Mary, or any other suitable prayer]

Mediation: Ever-obedient Joseph, you trustingly returned to Nazareth at God’s command, in spite of your fear that King Herod’s son might still be a threat to Jesus’ life. Then what fatherly pride you had in seeing Jesus grow in wisdom and grace before God and men under your care.

Prayer: Show us St. Joseph, how to be free from all useless fear and worry, so we may enjoy the peace of a tranquil conscience, living safely with Jesus in our hearts.

[optional: Our Father and Hail Mary, or any other suitable prayer]

Mediation: Dependable father and husband, how frantic you and Mary were when, through no fault of yours, you searched for three days to find Jesus. What incredible relief was yours when you found Him safe in the Temple of God.

Prayer: Help us Saint Joseph, never to lose Jesus through the fault of our own sins. But if we should lose him, lead us back with unwearied sorrow, until we find Him again; so that we, like you, may finally pass from this life, dying safely in the arms of Jesus and Mary.

Final Prayer
O blessed Saint Joseph, tender-hearted father, faithful guardian of Jesus, chaste spouse of the Mother of God, I pray and beseech you to offer to God the Father my praise to him through his divine Son, who died on the cross and rose again to give us sinners new life. Through the holy name of Jesus, pray with us that we may obtain from the eternal Father, the favor we ask . . . (Pause) . . . We have been unfaithful to the unfailing love of God the Father; beg of Jesus mercy for us. Amid the splendors of God’s loving presence, do not forget the sorrows of those who suffer, those who pray, those who weep. By your prayers and those of your most holy spouse, our Blessed Lady, may the love of Jesus answer our call of confident hope. Amen.

Ant. And Jesus himself, when he began his work, was about thirty years old being, as was supposed, the son of Joseph.

V. Pray for us, holy Joseph.

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.
Father, you entrusted our Savior to the care of Saint Joseph. By the help of his prayers may your Church continue to serve its Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. R. Amen.

DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET

1. Make the Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

2. Optional Opening Prayers
You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.

(Repeat three times) O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!

3. Our Father
OUR FATHER, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. GIVE US THIS DAY our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and do not let us fall into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

4. Hail Mary
HAIL MARY, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
HOLY MARY, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

5. The 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; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He will 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.

6. Eternal Father
Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

7. On the Ten Small Beads of Each Decade
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

8. Repeat 6 and 7 for the remaining decades

9. Conclusion (Repeat three times)
‘Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.’

10. The Divine Mercy Praises

(After each praise, respond I trust In You)

Divine Mercy, gushing forth from the bosom of the Father.
Divine Mercy, greatest attribute of God.
Divine Mercy, incomprehensible mystery.
Divine Mercy, fount gushing forth from the mystery of the Most Blessed Trinity.
Divine Mercy, unfathomed by any intellect, human or angelic.
Divine Mercy, from which wells forth all life and happiness.
Divine Mercy, better than the heavens.
Divine Mercy, source of miracles and wonders.
Divine Mercy, encompassing the whole universe.
Divine Mercy, descending to earth in the person of the Incarnate Word.
Divine Mercy, which flowed out from the open wound of the Heart of Jesus.
Divine Mercy, enclosed in the Heart of Jesus for us and especially for sinners.
Divine Mercy, unfathomed in the institution of the Sacred Heart.
Divine Mercy, in the founding of the Holy Church.
Divine Mercy, in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.
Divine Mercy, in our justification through Jesus Christ.
Divine Mercy, accompanying us through our whole life.
Divine Mercy, embracing us especially at the hour of death.
Divine Mercy, endowing us with immortal life.
Divine Mercy, accompanying us every moment of our life.
Divine Mercy, shielding us from the fire hell.
Divine Mercy, in the conversion of hardened sinners.
Divine Mercy, astonishment for angels, incomprehensible to saints.
Divine Mercy, unfathomed in all the mysteries of God.
Divine Mercy, lifting us out of every misery.
Divine Mercy, in calling us forth from nothingness to existence.
Divine Mercy, embracing all the works of His hands.
Divine Mercy, crown of all God’s handiwork.
Divine Mercy, in which we are all immersed.
Divine Mercy, sweet relief for anguished hearts.
Divine Mercy, only hope of despairing souls.
Divine Mercy, repose of hearts, peace amidst fear.
Divine Mercy, delight and ecstasy of holy souls.
Divine Mercy, inspiring hope against all hope.

11. Closing Prayer
Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.

12. Healing Prayer
Jesus may your pure and healthy blood circulate in my ailing organism and may Your pure and healthy body transform my weak unhealthy body and may a healthy and vigorous life throb within me, if it is truly your holy will.

HOW TO MAKE A GOOD CONFESSION
Five Steps for a Good Confession

1. Examine your conscience.
2. Be sincerely sorry for your sins and take a strong decision not to sin again.
3. Confess your sins to a priest.
4. Resolve to amend your life.
5. After your confession, do the penance the priest assigns.

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 a contrite heart. Help me to firmly resolve not to commit them again. 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, and that my heart may henceforth be forever united with Yours in eternal love. Amen.

Act of Contrition

God, our loving Father, we are exceedingly sorry for having offended You, because You are infinitely good and deserve all our love, and because sin displeases You. Through our sins we have defiled our souls, lost heaven and deserved the fire of hell. We humbly ask your pardon through the merits of Jesus Christ and we firmly resolve with the help of Your Divine Grace to offend You no more, to do penance for our sins and to avoid the occasions of sin. Amen.

Procedure in the Confessional

Start by saying: “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. It has been (state the length of time) since my last confession. These are my sins.” Then confess your sins, beginning with mortal sins, and the number of times it wascommitted since your last confession. When you have finished confessing your sins, you should say: “For these and all the sins of my past, I am truly sorry.”

Afterwards, the priest will give the necessary advice, assign your penance and ask you to say the Act of Contrition. Then, wait and listen as the priest gives the absolution.

Then thank the priest, leave the confessional, and perform the penance assigned by the priest.

After Confession

O Almighty and most Merciful God, I give You thanks with all the powers of my soul for this and all other mercies, graces, and blessings bestowed on me, and prostrating myself at Your sacred feet, I offer myself to be henceforth to be forever Yours. Let nothing in life or death ever separate me from You! I renounce with my whole soul all my treasons against You, and all the abominations and sins of my past life. I renew my promises made in Baptism, and from this moment I dedicate myself eternally to Your love and service. Grant that for the time to come, I may detest sin more than death itself, and avoid all such occasions and companies that have unhappily brought me to sin. This I resolve to do by the aid of Your divine grace, without which I can do nothing. Amen.

My dearest Jesus, I have told You 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 Saviour, 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 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!

Examination of Conscience

I AM THE LORD THY GOD, THOU SHALT NOT HAVE ANY STRANGE GODS BEFORE ME.

1) Am I arrogant towards people under me? 2) Am I embarrassed or ashamed to pray or praise God in public? 3) Am I hungry for praise and attention? 4) Am I in possession of any unholy, evil and occult literature or media? 5) Am I regular to the sacraments? (Daily Eucharist if possible, weekly/monthly confession if possible, weekly fasting if healthy) 6) Am I wearing any artefact for good luck, healing, protection or blessing? 7) Did I confess without repenting and feeling sorry for my sins? 8) Did I give up on prayer because I did not see results? 9) Did I leave my Catholic faith at any time? 10) Did I participate in any satanic ritual or worship? 11) Did I worship any gods or goddesses of other religions? 12) Do I boast? 13) Do I carry any unholy substance with me like cigarettes, alcohol, tobacco, drugs or any unholy literature? Especially when I enter the consecrated places? 14) Do I fail or forget to attend Mass on holy days of obligation? 15) Do I find it hard to serve others? 16) Do I find it hard to work under any authority or take orders? 17) Do I give more importance to work and money than God? 18) Do I have pride in myself? 19) Do I have the habit of coming late or leaving early during Holy Mass? 20) Do I have the habit of justifying myself (Self-Justification)? 21) Do I leave out the teaching of Christ which is hard for me to follow? 22) Do I look down upon others (haughty eyes)? 23) Do I avoid family prayer? 24) Do I possess any objects that claim to bring me luck? 25) Do I presume in my own capacity to attain holiness and eternal life? 26) Do I see or treat numbers, colours or any dates as lucky or unlucky? 27) Do I seek and look for praise and compliments for what I do? 28) Do I set the wrong example for all my family members in leading a sacramental life? 29) Do I switch off all electronic gadgets that cause a distraction to myself and other before entering the consecrated places? 30) Do I take the forgiveness of God for granted and keep adding sin to sin? 31) Do I tithe cheerfully, or do I give under compulsion or is it guilt-driven? 32) Do I watch or listen to any ungodly shows, movies or music? 33) Do I, in any way, use the gifts and charisms for my personal or monetary gains? 34) Does my prayer time always gets compromised because of work, rest, laziness and family commitments? 35) Have I acted in disobedience to the will of God, after the message has been revealed to me through the Word of God, authorities, parents, wife, husband, children etc.? (Luke 12:47, Jonah 1:1-3) 36) Have I been irresponsive to the church or my parish or its ministry by not offering my time, financial support or tithes? (Malachi 3:8-12) 37) Have I been ungrateful to God; forgetting God's miracles and kindness? (Ps 106:7) 38) Have I cast any spell on people? 39) Have I caused hatred towards God among others? 40) Have I communicated or contacted any dead person directly or with the help of a medium? 41) Have I deliberately neglected the community prayer in my parish or discouraged others participating in it? (Hebrews 12:24-25) 42) Have I depended on false prophets who prophesy with vain hopes and visions; without trusting in God? Have I encouraged others to do so? (Jeremiah 23:16, Jeremiah 23:25-28) 43) Have I ever made fun of the manifestations of the charisms of the Holy Spirit? 44) Have I felt ashamed to witness Jesus in front of others? (Luke 9:26, Romans 10:9) 45) Have I given first place in my heart and life to God or to someone/something else e.g. persons, saints, political parties, ideologies, organizations, ideals, power or position, wealth, beauty, health, children, wife, husband, parents etc.?(1 John 2:15- 16, Matthew 6:24, 1 Timothy 6:17, Sirach 5:1-8, Deuteronomy 8:17-20, 1 Timothy 6:9-12, Psalm 49) 46) Have I indulged in questioning the Word of God, insulting the word of God, hating the word of God, insulting the gifts of the Holy Spirit, preventing the Word of God from being preached? (Isaiah 30:12-13, Jeremiah 6:10-12) 47) Have I interacted, entertained (at home) or participated in the prayer meetings of those who misinterpret the word of God? (1 John 2:22-29; 2 John 1:9-11) 48) Have I kept the days of Fasting and Abstinence appointed by the Church? 49) Have I liked or shared messages that tarnish the image of the Church, priests, missionaries etc? 50) Have I made a false/incomplete confession; not revealed my sins during confession? (Leviticus 5:5, Psalm 32:3, James 4:8) 51) Have I made mother Mary my sole mediator or an object of worship, thereby denying the power of Jesus and his work on the Cross? 52) Have I made promises to God and not tried to keep them? 53) Have I neglected my duties in maintaining holiness in the house of the Lord (Church, Retreat Centres, Monasteries etc.) and its surroundings? (John 2:13-17) 54) Have I participated in anything that is of the occult, and gone after fortune tellers, astrology, palm reading, black magic? Have I worn magical straps, bands, and considered certain days or times as good or bad? Have I worshipped the planets and stars? (Isaiah 47:12-15, Deuteronomy 18:9-13, 2 Kings 17:16, Isaiah 47:11-15, Galatians 4:9-10, Deuteronomy 13:1-3, Leviticus 20:6-8, Ezekiel 13:17-23) 55) Have I rebelled against the Pope or the Church in thoughts, words and actions? 56) Have I shown no willingness to give up evil practices and stubborn ways? (Judges 2:16-19, Romans 2:4) 57) Have I spent enough time in prayer. Have I insulted those who are serving God? (Psalms 105:15, Sirach 7:29-31, 2 Chronicles 36:16 ) 58) Have I spoken anything against Blessed Mother? YOU SHALT NOT TAKE THE NAME OF THE LORD YOUR GOD IN VAIN 59) All vows are for the glory of God. Have I intentionally kept away from fulfilling such vows? (Numbers 30:2, Psalm 89:34) 60) Am I in the habit of making vows frequently and unnecessarily? (Sirach 18:22-23, Sirach 23:11, Deuteronomy 23:21-23) 61) Am I reading and learning the Bible every day? Have I refrained from helping the propagation of the Bible or the works of evangelisation? (1 Corinthians 9:16, Deuteronomy 6:6-9) 62) Did I blaspheme or speak against God? 63) Did I swear? 64) Do I misquote and tweak scripture to live by my own beliefs and standards? 65) Have I ever attended Mass without fasting for an hour? 66) Have I misled other people due to my limited understanding of God? 67) Have I scorn falsely in the name of the Lord, or the Bible, or made others to do so? 68) Have I taken the name of the Lord in vain? Have I cursed and sworn using the name of the Lord? (Deuteronomy 5:10-11, Sirach 23:9-11, Leviticus 19:12) REMEMBER TO KEEP HOLY THE SABBATH DAY 69) Do I force or make it mandatory for my employees to work on Sundays? 70) Have I dishonoured the Sabbath day by doing work or making others work, or obstructed others from keeping it Holy? On such days, have I devoted enough time to God, or did I show lack of zeal? (Deuteronomy 5:12-15, Isaiah 58:13-14) 71) Have I observed the Sabbath day and the days of obligation in holiness? Have I been rebellious about going to church on Sundays? 72) Have I received Holy Communion in a state of mortal sin? 73) Have I received the Holy Sacraments of the Eucharist, Confession etc. unworthily, without preparation or without faith? (1 Corinthians 11:27-32) 74) Have I wilfully neglected participating in the Holy Mass; dressed or behaved inappropriately or stood in a manner so as to obstruct others' observance of the Holy Mass? HONOR YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MOTHER 75) Am I compassionate and considerate to my children in their weaknesses? 76) Am I interfering in my children’s marriage and life? 77) Am I still living like a single person after marriage? 78) Am I willing to accommodate my parents if they have no place to go? 79) Am I withholding any of my spouse’s basic rights? 80) Did I at any time see my child as a burden? 81) Did I ever verbally, physically abuse my parents? 82) Did I insult my parents in front of others? 83) Did I yell or raise my voice or hands against my parents? 84) Do I attend to my parents’ basic needs if they are disabled and sick? 85) Do I care for my aged and weak parents without complaining? 86) Do I compare my spouse with others? 87) Do I have any addictions that my spouse is not aware of? 88) Do I have unjust and unrealistic demands and expectations from my children and my spouse? 89) Do I ignore or neglect my spouse? 90) Do I see my parents as my enemies? 91) Do I treat my spouse as a slave? 92) Do I visit my parents often if they are not living with me? 93) Does my discipline come from a love for the child or out of my negative character of personality? 94) Have I at any time rejected my children due to some weakness or disability in them? 95) Have I cursed my parents? Have I gotten angry at my parents, or been arrogant, stubborn or rebellious towards them? (Proverbs 1:8, Matthew 15:4, Proverbs 1:8, Matthew 15:4) 96) Have I ever blamed my parents for giving birth to me? 97) Have I ever blamed my parents for my missed opportunities in life? 98) Have I ever compared my child with other children? 99) Have I ever condemned, or ridiculed my child? 100) Have I ever grieved my parents? 101) Have I ever kicked out my parents from home? 102) Have I ever physically, verbally, or sexually abused my child? 103) Have I ever wished that my parents should die? 104) Have I grieved, disrespected, insulted or troubled the authority of my parents? Have I talked back to them? (Sirach 3:1-16, Exodus 20:12, Colossians 3:20, Romans 3:1 105) Have I had thoughts of leaving home or running away? 106) Have I loved and accepted my child from the moment of its conceptions? 107) Have I not given up friendships, hobbies, passions that conflict with my marriage? YOU SHALL NOT KILL 108) Am I addicted to toys, video games, and gadgets of violence and hatred? 109) Am I always finding fault with others? 110) Am I angry at God for my sufferings or sicknesses of my family members? 111) Am I vocally complained to others and have a characteristics of a negative person? 112) Did I assist in any kidnapping activity? 113) Did I ever incite any violence or hate in the name of religion, nationality, caste and race? 114) Did I introduce alcohol or tobacco to others and cause them to sin? 115) Do I actively and engagingly listen to gossip? 116) Do I condemn myself and long to die; have I thought of committing suicide? (Isaiah 43:1-4, 1 Peter 2:10, Psalm 34:18-19) 117) Do I experience behavioural change when the mobile phone or computer is taken away from me? 118) Do I follow all traffic rules? 119) Do I get angry or curse when unpleasant things happen to me? 120) Do I have any unforgiveness or bitterness towards the clergy? 121) Do I have hatred and contempt for people of other faiths, race and nationality? 122) Do I have the habit of driving a vehicle or operating machinery after the consumption of alcohol- Drink Driving? 123) Do I laugh at or make fun of my family members or others for their excessive faith? 124) Do I overspeed or drive negligently, thereby putting myself and other’s lives at risk? 125) Do I possess any illegal weapons (guns, arms etc.) that is dangerous to the lives of people who live with me? 126) Do I share the faults of celebrities/politicians/priests that I receive on social media without verifying the truth? 127) Do I watch or have an interest in watching movies, and shows filled with violence and horror? 128) Have I allowed misunderstanding, miscommunication or accidents to cause anger and mistrust against my spouse? 129) Have I allowed resentments and bitterness toward my spouse to take root in my mind? Have I nurtured these? 130) Have I become restless or failed to rejoice in the progress, well-being or growth of my brothers and sisters? (Genesis 4:1-7; Pro. 24:17-18; Matthew 20:1-16) 131) Have I been disconcerned about the spiritual well-being of my spouse? 132) Have I been the cause of the death of anyone? Have I carried out abortions, encouraged others to do so, or done it myself? (Proverbs 24:11-12; Genesis 9:5-7, Genesis 9:5-6; Ephesians 1:4; Jeremiah 1:5; Wisdom 12:3) 133) Have I behaved ill-manneredly or disrespectfully to my friends and family; or acted in ways that may have injured their feelings? (1 Peter 5:2-4, James 2:1- 4, 9) 134) Have I called my spouse harsh names or used language that is disrespectful? 135) Have I consumed alcohol while being pregnant, thereby affecting the health of the unborn baby? 136) Have I discriminated anybody based on their colour, political affiliation, caste, race, religion, etc? 137) Have I disgraced anyone through my speech, or obstructed their spiritual growth? 138) Have I encouraged gluttony? Did I get angry when I did not get the food I wanted? 139) Have I failed to accept myself? 140) Have I manipulated my spouse in order to get my own way? 141) Have I misbehaved with others in a state of drunkenness? 142) Have I physically abused my spouse? 143) Have I refused assistance to a person in danger? 144) Have I refused to conceive children out of selfishness or material greed? 145) Have I revealed or disclosed the faults, weaknesses, or failures of another person? 146) Have I shared social media messages which spoke against someone, without verifying the authenticity of it? 147) Have I sowed the seeds of hatred, or spoken ill of others? “Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him.” (1 Jn3:15) (Gen4:6-7; Eph 4:29; Col 3:8; Rom 3:13; 2 Tim 2:16; Heb12:15; Sir 28:25, Col 3:8) 148) Have I taken revenge, or decided to pay back others for the wrong they have done to me? (Pro 20:22; Mat 13:24-30) 149) Have I tortured my body through extreme sorrow, anxiety, fear, deliberate avoidance of food etc. (Sirach 30:21-25; Sirach 37:30-31) 150) Have I unjustly used force, blackmail, or threats to recover the money? 151) Have I used artificial means of contraception? 152) Have I, by my words, actions, and behaviour caused anyone to attempt suicide? YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY 153) Am I in contact with my ex-girl/boyfriends? 154) Did I demand sexual favors for any reason? 155) Did I ever support the legalizing of the homosexual union? 156) Did I sexually violate, abuse, or molest another person? 157) Did I touch others or let others touch me in an impure manner? 158) Do I flirt with the opposite sex, thereby tempting them and causing them to fall into sin? 159) Do I have the habit of wearing indecent and revealing clothes? 160) Do I spend time in chatrooms engaging in profane conversation? 161) Do I still entertain thoughts about my past romantic relationships? 162) Have I acted in any porn movie? 163) Have I committed adultery by living together without the sacrament of marriage (Matthew 15:19, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10) 164) Have I committed Adultery in my heart by looking at men/women lustfully? (Matthew 5:28, Matthew 15:19-20) 165) Have I committed the sin of divorce or separated from my spouse without valid reason? 166) Have I committed the sin of paedophilia? 167) Have I engaged in any kind of phone sex? 168) Have I ever encouraged premarital relationships? 169) Have I ever had a physical relationship with anyone without sacrament of marriage? Have I ever encouraged extra marital relationships? (1 Corinthians 6:18, Exodus 20:14) 170) Have I ever had thoughts of separating or divorcing my spouse? 171) Have I had sexual relations with animals? (Levi 20:15;18:23) 172) Have I had sexual relations with my fiancée or girlfriend before sacrament of marriage? 173) Have I indulged in homosexual activities? (1 Corinthians 6:9-13; Romans 2:31; Leviticus 18::22; 1 Cor 6:9-10) 174) Have I masturbated? Am I addicted to it? (1 Peter 2:11, Genesis 38:9-10, Galatians 5:19-21) 175) Have I read pornographic literature, looked at pornographic pictures, or watched pornographic shows/movies? (Matthew 5:28) 176) Have I refused the marital rights of my spouse? (1 Corinthians 7:3-5) 177) Have I seduced anyone using words or actions? 178) Have I sexually abused anyone? Have I committed rape, or encouraged others to commit this crime? (Gen 34:2; 2 Sam 13, 1Corinthians 6:12-20; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17; Romans 12:1-2) 179) Have I shown lack of zeal to grow in Holiness? (Revelations 2:4, 1 Peter 1:15-16) 180) Have I sold or exchanged any adult movie or materials? 181) Have I taken pleasure in remembering my old sins? (Sir 21:1-2, Romans 13:14) 182) Have I used any kind of sex toys or adult magazines or novels? 183) Have I used sex enhancing drugs? 184) Have I used social media to make wrong friendships and indulged in unholy chatting? YOU SHALL NOT STEAL 185) Am I a lazy person not helping my spouse and children? 186) Am I unforgiving to the one who owes me money? 187) Am I considerate to people when I use my authority to collect any debt or interest? 188) Did I ever falsely testify at work resulting in penalties, suspension, or termination to any of my co-workers? 189) Did I forge any documents for personal gain? 190) Did I hack any network or computer system to steal data or spread a virus? 191) Did I steal or misuse another person’s identity? 192) Do I cheat on reporting my work hours? 193) Do I love sleep and rest more than I love God? 194) Do I refuse to help others even when I have the money? 195) Do I use my office hours to do my personal work? 196) Do I waste electricity or other energy that I use? 197) Do I waste food? 198) Do I waste my time at work? 199) Do I watch movies or shows from pirated or illegal websites? 200) Have I accepted or given bribes, thereby robbing others’ rights? (Sirach: 40:12; Deut .16: 18-20) 201) Have I been involved in any theft or robbery? 202) Have I been selfish? 203) Have I caused damage to another’s property due to my negligence and have not taken responsibility for it? 204) Have I ever shoplifted? 205) Have I ever underperformed at work resulting in a loss to the company? 206) Have I flattered anyone in order to please, or for personal gain? (Sirach 28:18-26; Psalms 12:1-3) 207) Have I given my tithe regularly? Have I robbed God with time and treasure? (Malachi 3:8, James 5:4, Amos 5:12, 1 Samuel 8:3, 1 Kings 21:1-29, Proverbs 23:10) 208) Have I knowingly uploaded or transmitted content over the internet without permission? 209) Have I made any false claims to receive coverage or benefits? 210) Have I misused work amenities like car, travel allowance and other benefits? 211) Have I refused the legal rights of my brethren and workers, e.g. refused drinking water, electricity, charged unreasonable interest, refused dues of workers, engaged in boundary disputes, illegally annexed properties, given false witness, cheated, used false scales (weights), written anonymous letters etc? (Sirach 11:22-23; Sirach 23:10-11; Sirach 34:18-22; James 5:1-6) 212) Have I stolen money from my parents when living with them? 213) Have I stolen others’ work and claimed it as my own? 214) If the damage is not repairable or not restorable, do I at least pray for the victims? YOU SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST YOUR NEIGHBOR 215) Am I a judgemental person? 216) Am I open and honest with all my business partners about the business activities and profits (and losses)? 217) Did I ever blame someone else for an accident I caused? 218) Did I make any false claims or lie to immigration officials or to any authority? 219) Do I have any kind of financial or business dealings without the knowledge of my spouse? 220) Do I have the habit of imitating, making fun of my superiors behind their backs? 221) Do I lie to my superiors/teachers to cover up my mistakes? 222) Do I make unmerited and false claims of the product or the services I provide? 223) Do I remember any instance in my life where I lied and brought harm or disrepute to another person? 224) Have I cheated? 225) Have I filed case against my life partner without valid reason? (2 Sam 6:16-23; 2 Sam 6:16-22) 226) Have I given false testimony against my neighbour? (Ex20:16; Sir 20:24) 227) Have I lied in the sacrament of confession? 228) Have I rejoiced in the downfall of my neighbour? 229) Have I slandered anyone? 230) Have l lied in a court under oath? YOU SHALL NOT COVET YOUR NEIGHBOUR’S WIFE 231) Have I coveted my neighbour’s home, wife, husband, servants or possessions? (Exodus 20:17) 232) Have I engaged in sexual fantasies? Have I looked at or touched others lustfully, or sexually? (Prov 23:7, Mat 15:19, Mat 5:28, 2 Cor 10:5) 233) Have I obstructed anybody's marriage, or destroyed the family life of others? (Mark 10:9, Sirach 9:4-16, Hosea 4:12; 1 Corinthians 11:27) YOU SHALL NOT COVET YOUR NEIGHBOUR’S GOODS 234) Am I ambitious about worldly titles and rewards? 235) Did I encroach another person’s property by legal or illegal means? 236) Did I extract labour from a person against his will? 237) Do I give special attention to the needs of the poor and vulnerable in my community, and throughout the world? 238) Do I have a history of not paying back my creditors? 239) Do I support the rights of all my employees to adequate wages, health insurance, vacation, sick leave, maternity leave etc.? (Pro 3:27-35, 11:25; James 4:17; Sir 34:22) 240) Do I treat all employees with respect, no matter their position or class? 241) Have I been jealous? 242) Have I done money laundering, taken dowry, accepted bribes etc. (Luke 3:13, Deuteronomy 27:25) 243) Have I failed to pay the required taxes, not taken travel tickets etc? 244) Have I gathered wealth in wrong ways, craved to pile up wealth, gold etc without a mind of charity? (Micah 6:10-15, Lk12:13-21, Sir 31:1-8, Proverbs 11:28, Mt 6:19-21, Lk 6:24-26) 245) Have I gossiped about others? 246) Have I made false documents and judgments? (Wisdom 1:11; Proverbs 20:24) 247) Have I mocked or made fun of others? 248) Have I stolen anything from any institution I am part of (Example: school, college, library, church, hospitals, workplace etc.) 249) Have I vandalized any public or private property as an act of revenge? 250) Is becoming rich, the sole purpose of my life?
Capital Sins – Anger, Envy, Gluttony, Greed, Lust, Pride and Sloth.


FIRST SATURDAYS DEVOTIONS

FIRST SATURDAYS DEVOTIONS

(As requested by the Virgin Mary in Fatima Apparitions.)

The First Saturdays Devotion (also called the Act of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Blessed Virgin Mary) is a Catholic devotion which, according to Lúcia of Fátima, was requested by the Virgin Mary in an apparition at Pontevedra, Spain, in December 1925. This devotion has been approved by the Roman Catholic Church.

History

The pious practice of honouring the Blessed Mother on Saturday is an ancient custom largely attributed to the Benedictine Monk, Alcuin (735-804). The First Saturday’s devotion had already been an established custom in the Catholic Church. On July 1, 1905, Pope Pius X approved and granted indulgences for the practice of the First Saturdays of twelve consecutive months in honour of the Immaculate Conception. This practice greatly resembled the reported request of Mary at the Pontevedra apparitions (Fatima Apparitions).

At the age of 14, Lúcia Santos, one of the visionaries of Our Lady of Fátima was admitted as a boarder to the school of the Sisters of St. Dorothy in Vilar, near the city of Porto. On October 24, 1925, she entered the Institute of the Sisters of St. Dorothy as a postulant in the convent in Tui, Spain, just across the northern Portuguese border. Sister Lucia later reported that on December 10,192, the Virgin Mary appeared to her at the convent in Pontevedra, Spain, and by Her side, elevated on a luminous cloud, was the Child Jesus. According to Lucia, Mary requested the institution of the Devotion of the Five First Saturdays in reparation to her Immaculate Heart.

“Look, my daughter, at my Heart encircled by these thorns with which men pierce it at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. You, at least, strive to console me, and so I announce: I promise to assist at the hour of death with the grace necessary for salvation all those who, with the intention of making reparation to me, will, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, go to confession, receive Holy Communion, say five decades of the beads, and keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary”

Such sorrow is particularly bitterly endured on Holy Saturday after Jesus was placed on the Sepulcher (before the Resurrection on Easter). Devotees of Fátima believe that the First Saturdays help to console the sorrows of God, Jesus, and the Virgin Mary for the sins against Her Immaculate Heart.

The Act of Reparation

When Lúcia Santos experienced the Pontevedra apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary, she heard her promise to grant great graces, especially at the hour of death, in particular the salvation of the soul, for the believer who for Five Consecutive First Saturdays of Month (5 Saturdays in 5 months) receives Holy Communion and practices the following exercises as an Act of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and Queen of Heaven:

1. Sacramental confession

The confession can take place within eight days before or even after the Holy Communion is received, but the Holy Communion shall be received with dignity, in a state of Grace, keeping in mind that Jesus is physically present in the Eucharist. The Intention of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary may be kept to oneself.

2. To receive Holy Communion

The Holy Communion has to be received within the 24 hours of the first Saturday of the Month. Attendance to Holy Mass is optional. Receiving Holy Communion as part of this devotion must be consciously intended as an Act of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart. The devotee need not tell anyone else, but keep it in mind. To avoid omitting the Intention every Saturday, the General Intention for the devotion of the Act of Reparation can be mentally or outspokenly stated before starting the First Saturdays (or in between).

3. A 5-Decade Rosary is recited

4. A 15-Minute Meditation is made on the Mysteries of the Rosary


A Solemn Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

(Any formula may be used to consecrate oneself to the Mother of God, as long as it involves a total oblation of oneself. As a suggestion, one of the following consecrations could be renewed each first Saturday with the shorter formula renewed daily.)

O Virgin Mary, most powerful Mother of Mercy, Queen of Heaven and earth, in accordance with your wish made known at Fatima, I consecrate myself today to your Immaculate Heart. To you I entrust all that I have, all that I am. Reign over me, dearest Mother, that I may be yours in prosperity, in adversity, in joy and in sorrow, in health and in sickness, in life and in death.

Most compassionate Heart of Mary, Queen of Virgins, watch over my mind and heart and preserve me from the deluge of impurity which you lamented so sorrowfully at Fatima. I want to be pure like you. I want to atone for the many crimes committed against Jesus and you. I want to call down upon this country and the whole world the peace of God in justice and charity.

Mindful of this consecration, I now promise to strive to imitate you by the practice of the Christian virtues without regard for human respect. I resolve to receive Holy Communion on the first Saturday of every month when possible, and to offer daily five decades of the Rosary, with all my sacrifices in the spirit of penance and reparation. Amen.

I, …….(your name), a faithless sinner, renew and ratify today in your Heart, O Immaculate Mother, the vows of my Baptism; I renounce forever satan, his pomps and works; and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom, to carry my cross after Him all the days of my life, and to be more faithful to Him than I have ever been before.

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, in the presence of all the heavenly court, I choose Thee this day for my Mother and Mistress. I deliver and consecrate to Thee, and to Thy Immaculate Heart, as Thy child and slave of love, my body and soul, my goods, both interior and exterior, and even the value of all my good actions, past, present and future; leaving to Thee the entire and full right of disposing of me, and all that belongs to me, without exception, according to Thy good pleasure, for the greater glory of God, in time and in eternity. Amen.

Short daily renewal of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, I renew my consecration to You and to Your Immaculate Heart. Please accept me, my Dear Mother, and use me as You wish to accomplish Your designs upon the world. I am all Yours, my Mother, my Queen, and all that I have is Yours.

Grace Before Meals

Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Grace After Meals

We give Thee thanks, Almighty God, for all Thy benefits; Who lives and reigns, world without end. Amen. Vouchsafe, O Lord, to reward with eternal life, all those who do us good for Thy name's sake. Amen.

V. Let us bless the Lord.

LITANY OF HUMILITY

LITANY OF HUMILITY

O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being loved, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being extolled, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being honoured, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being praised, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being preferred to others, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being consulted, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being approved, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being humiliated, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being despised, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of suffering rebukes, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being calumniated, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being forgotten, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being ridiculed, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being wronged, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being suspected, Deliver me, Jesus.
That others may be loved more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be esteemed more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That, in the opinion of the world, others may increase, and I may decrease, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be chosen, and I set aside, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be praised and I unnoticed, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be preferred to me in everything, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

LITANY OF SAINT JOSEPH

LITANY OF SAINT JOSEPH

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.

Saint Joseph, pray for us

Illustrious Scion of David,
Light of Patriarchs,
Spouse of the Mother of God,
Chaste guardian of the Virgin,
Foster-father of the Son of God,
Watchful defender of Christ,
Head of the Holy Family,

Joseph most just,
Joseph most chaste,
Joseph most prudent,
Joseph most valiant,
Joseph most obedient,
Joseph most faithful,

Mirror of patience,
Lover of poverty,
Model of workmen,
Example to parents,
Guardian of virgins,
Pillar of families,
Solace of the afflicted,
Hope of the sick,
Patron of the dying,
Terror of demons,
Protector of the Church, pray for us.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

V. He made him lord over his house,
R. And the ruler of all his possessions.

Let us pray:
Lord Jesus Christ,
by your ineffable providence
you chose saint Joseph
to be the spouse of your most holy Mother:
grant, we beseech you,
that we may have him for an intercessor in heaven,
as we venerate him as our protector on earth.
You who live and and reign forever and ever. R. Amen.

LITANY OF THE MOST HOLY NAME OF JESUS

LITANY OF THE MOST HOLY NAME OF JESUS

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Jesus, hear us.
Jesus, 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, Son of the living God, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Splendour of the Father, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Brightness of eternal Light, have mercy on us.
Jesus, King of Glory, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Sun of Justice, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Son of the Virgin Mary, have mercy on us.
Jesus, most amiable, have mercy on us.
Jesus, most admirable, have mercy on us.
Jesus, the mighty God, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Father of the world to come, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Angel of great Counsel, have mercy on us.
Jesus, most powerful, have mercy on us.
Jesus, most patient, have mercy on us.
Jesus, most obedient, have mercy on us.
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Lover of Chastity, have mercy on us.
Jesus, our Lover, have mercy on us.
Jesus, God of Peace, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Author of Life, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Model of Virtues, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Zealous for Souls, have mercy on us.
Jesus, our God, have mercy on us.
Jesus, our Refuge, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Father of the Poor, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Treasure of the Faithful, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Good Shepherd, have mercy on us.
Jesus, True Light, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Eternal Wisdom, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Infinite Goodness, have mercy on us.
Jesus, our Way and our Life, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Joy of the Angels, have mercy on us.
Jesus, King of the Patriarchs, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Master of the Apostles, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Teacher of the Evangelists, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Strength of Martyrs, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Light of Confessors, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Purity of Virgins, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Crown of all Saints, have mercy on us.

Be merciful, spare us, O Jesus!
Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Jesus!

From all evil, deliver us, O Jesus.
From all sin, deliver us, O Jesus.
From your wrath, deliver us, O Jesus.
From the snares of the devil, deliver us, O Jesus.
From the spirit of fornication, deliver us, O Jesus.
From everlasting death, deliver us, O Jesus.
From the neglect of your inspirations, deliver us, O Jesus.
Through the mystery of your Holy Incarnation, deliver us, O Jesus.
Through your Nativity, deliver us, O Jesus.
Through your Infancy, deliver us, O Jesus.
Through your most Divine Life, deliver us, O Jesus.
Through your Labours, deliver us, O Jesus.
Through your Agony and Passion, deliver us, O Jesus.
Through your Cross and Dereliction, deliver us, O Jesus.
Through your Sufferings, deliver us, O Jesus.
Through your Death and Burial, deliver us, O Jesus.
Through your Resurrection, deliver us, O Jesus.
Through your Ascension, deliver us, O Jesus.
Through your Institution of the Most Holy Eucharist, deliver us, O Jesus.
Through your Joys, deliver us, O Jesus.
Through your Glory, deliver us, O Jesus.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Jesus.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Jesus.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Jesus.

Jesus, hear us. Jesus, graciously hear us

Let us pray:
Lord Jesus Christ, you have said ‘Ask and you shall receive; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you’; mercifully attend to our supplications, and grant us the grace of your most divine love, that we may love you with all our hearts, and in all our words and actions, and never cease to praise you. Make us , O Lord, to have a perpetual fear and love of your Holy Nam, for you never fail to govern those whom you solidly establish in your love. You, who live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who say this litany devoutly in a state of grace. (It is further required that all attachment to sin, even venial sin, be absent.)


LITANY OF THE MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS

LITANY OF THE MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
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.
Blood of Christ, only begotten Son of the Eternal Father, save us.
Blood of Christ, Incarnate Word of God, save us.
Blood of Christ, of the New and Eternal Testament, save us.
Blood of Christ, falling upon the earth in the Agony, save us.
Blood of Christ, shed profusely in the Scourging, save us.
Blood of Christ, flowing forth in the Crowning with Thorns, save us.
Blood of Christ, poured out on the Cross, save us.
Blood of Christ, price of our salvation, save us.
Blood of Christ, without which there is no forgiveness, save us.
Blood of Christ, Eucharistic drink and refreshment of souls, save us.
Blood of Christ, stream of mercy, save us.
Blood of Christ, victor over demons, save us.
Blood of Christ, courage of Martyrs, save us.
Blood of Christ, strength of Confessors, save us.
Blood of Christ, bringing forth Virgins, save us.
Blood of Christ, help of those in peril, save us.
Blood of Christ, relief of the burdened, save us.
Blood of Christ, solace in sorrow, save us.
Blood of Christ, hope of the penitent, save us.
Blood of Christ, consolation of the dying, save us.
Blood of Christ, peace and tenderness of hearts, save us.
Blood of Christ, pledge of eternal life, save us.
Blood of Christ, freeing souls from purgatory, save us.
Blood of Christ, most worthy of all glory and honour, save us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

V. You have redeemed us, O Lord, in your Blood.
R. And made us, for our God, a kingdom.

Let us pray. Almighty and eternal God, you have appointed your only begotten Son the Redeemer of the world and willed to be appeased by his Blood. Grant, we beg of you, that we may worthily adore this price of our salvation and through its power be safeguarded from the evils of the present life, so that we may rejoice in its fruits forever in heaven. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who say this litany devoutly in a state of grace. (It is further required that all attachment to sin, even venial sin, be absent.)

LITANY OF THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
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, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, of Infinite Majesty, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Sacred Temple of God, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Tabernacle of the Most High, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, House of God and Gate of Heaven, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, burning furnace of charity, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, abode of justice and love, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, King and centre of all hearts, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, in whom dwells the fullness of divinity, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father was well pleased, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, of whose fullness we have all received, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, patient and most merciful, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, enriching all who invoke you, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus. fountain of life and holiness, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our sins, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, loaded down with opprobrium, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, bruised for our offenses, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, obedient to death, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, victim for our sins, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who trust in you, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in you, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, delight of all the Saints, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

V. Jesus, meek and humble of heart.
R. Make our hearts like unto yours.

Let us pray.
Almighty and Eternal God, look upon the Heart of your most beloved Son and upon the praises and satisfaction which He offers you in the name of sinners; and to those who implore your mercy, in your great goodness, grant forgiveness in the name of the same Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you for ever and ever. Amen.

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who say this litany devoutly in a state of grace. (It is further required that all attachment to sin, even venial sin, be absent.)

LITANY OF THE SAINTS

LITANY OF THE SAINTS

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
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, pray for us.
St. Michael, pray for us.
St. Gabriel, pray for us.
St. Raphael, pray for us.
All you Holy Angels and Archangels, pray for us.
All you Holy Orders of Blessed Spirits, pray for us.
St. John the Baptist, pray for us.
St. Joseph, pray for us. All you Holy Patriarchs and Prophets, pray for us.
St. Peter, pray for us.
St. Paul, pray for us.
St. Andrew, pray for us.
St. James, pray for us.
St. John, pray for us.
St. Thomas, pray for us.
St. James, pray for us.
St. Philip, pray for us.
St. Bartholomew, pray for us.
St. Matthew, pray for us.
St. Simon, pray for us.
St. Thaddeus, pray for us.
St. Matthias, pray for us.
St. Barnabas, pray for us.
St. Luke, pray for us.
St. Mark, pray for us.
All you Holy Apostles and Evangelists, pray for us.
All you Holy Disciples of the Lord, pray for us.
All you Holy Innocents, pray for us.
St. Stephen, pray for us.
St. Lawrence, pray for us.
St. Vincent, pray for us.
Ss. Fabian and Sebastian, pray for us.
Ss. John and Paul, pray for us.
Ss. Cosmas and Damian, pray for us.
Ss. Gervase and Protase, pray for us.
All you holy Martyrs, pray for us.
St. Sylvester, pray for us.
St. Gregory, pray for us.
pray for us.
St. Ambrose, pray for us.
St. Augustine, pray for us.
St. Jerome, pray for us.
St. Martin, pray for us.
St. Nicholas, pray for us.
All you Holy Bishops and Confessors, pray…. All you Holy Doctors, pray for us.
St. Anthony, pray for us.
St. Benedict, pray for us.
St. Bernard, pray for us.
St. Dominic, pray for us.
St. Francis, pray for us.
All you Holy Priests and Levites, pray for us.
All you Holy Monks and Hermits, pray for us.
St. Mary Magdalene, pray for us.
St. Agatha, pray for us.
St. Lucy, pray for us.
St. Agnes, pray for us.
St. Cecilia, pray for us.
pray for us.
St. Catherine, pray for us.
St. Anastasia, pray for us.
All you Holy Virgins and Widows, pray for us.
All you Holy Men and Women, Saints of God, make intercession for us.

Be merciful, spare us, O Lord.
Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Lord.

From all evil, O Lord, deliver us. From all sin, deliver us.
From your wrath, deliver us.
From sudden and unprovided death, deliver us.
From the snares of the devil, deliver us.
From anger, and hatred, and all ill-will, deliver us.
From the spirit of fornication, deliver us.
From lightning and tempest, deliver us.
From the scourge of earthquake, deliver us.
From plague, famine and war, deliver us.
From everlasting death, deliver us.

Through the mystery of your Holy Incarnation, deliver us.
Through your Coming, deliver us.
Through your Nativity, deliver us.
Through your Baptism and Holy Fasting, deliver us.
Through your Cross and Passion, deliver us.
Through your Death and Burial, deliver us.
Through your Holy Resurrection, deliver us.
Through your admirable Ascension, deliver us.
Through the coming of the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, deliver us.
On the day of judgment, deliver us.

We sinners, we beseech you, hear us.
That you would spare us, we beseech you, hear us.
That you would pardon us, we beseech you, hear us.
That you would bring us to true penance, we beseech you, hear us.
That you would deign to govern and preserve your Holy Church, we beseech you, hear us.
That you would deign to preserve our Apostolic Prelate, and all orders of the Church in Holy religion, we beseech you, hear us.
That you would deign to humble the enemies of Holy Church, we beseech you, hear us.
That you would deign to give peace and true concord to Christian kings and princes, we beseech you, hear us.
That you would deign to grant peace and unity to all Christian people, we beseech you, hear us.
That you would deign to call back to the unity of the Church all who have strayed from the truth and lead all unbelievers to the light of the Gospel, we beseech you, hear us.
That you would deign to confirm and preserve us in your holy service, we beseech you, hear us.
That you would lift up our minds to heavenly desires, we beseech you, hear us. That you would render eternal blessings to all our benefactors, we beseech you, hear us.
That you would deliver our souls and the souls of our brethren, relations and benefactors, from eternal damnation, we beseech you, hear us.
That you would deign to give and preserve the fruits of the earth, we beseech you, hear us.
That you would deign to grant Eternal Rest to all the faithful departed, we beseech you, hear us.
That you would deign graciously to hear us, we beseech you, hear us.
Son of God, we beseech you, hear us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Our Father... (inaudibly)

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who say this litany devoutly in a state of grace. (It is further required that all attachment to sin, even venial sin, be absent.)

MAGNIFICAT

MAGNIFICAT

My soul glorifies the Lord,
My spirit rejoices in God my Saviour.
He looks on his servant in her lowliness;
Henceforth all generations will call me blessed.
The Almighty works marvels for me.
Holy His name!
His mercy is from age to age,
on those who fear Him.
He puts forth His arm in strength
and scatters the proud hearted.
He casts the mighty from their thrones
and raises the lowly.
He fills the starving with good things,
sends the rich away empty.
He protects Israel, His servant,
remembering His mercy,
the mercy promised to our fathers,
to Abraham and his sons forever.
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.

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who devoutly say this canticle.

MORNING PRAYERS

MORNING PRAYERS

In the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come, O Holy Spirit,
Fill the hearts of your faithful , and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created.
Let us pray: O God, who has taught the hearts of the faithful, by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us that by the gift of the samespirit, we may be always truly wise, and ever rejoice in his consolation, through Christ our Lord.
Amen. Queen conceived without sin, pray for us.

Morning Prayer(As soon as you wake up, sitting on the bed.)

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You 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 my sins, for the intentions of all my relatives and friends, and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father. Amen.

PRAYER OF SELF-OFFERING

Receive, Lord, my entire freedom. Accept the whole of my memory, my intellect and my will. Whatever I have or possess, it was you who gave it to me; I restore it to you in full, and I surrender it completely to the guidance of your will. Give me only love of you together with your grace, and I am rich enough and ask for nothing more. Amen.

Prayer for our community

“As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be one in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me” (Jn 17:21) (Brief silence)

Jesus, our Way, Truth and Life, we, the members of Your mystical body are making our pilgrimage towards our Heavenly Home. Help us to follow your sublime teachings and examples and to build up the community of love. Enable us to put our trust wholly in you in all our troubles and difficulties, and to share your saving love with all those who come in contact with us today.

Father you have called us into a community of love. Give us the grace that we may love, accept and esteem each other. Create in us mutual trust and understanding and teach us to be open to each other and to communicate with each other and respect the feelings of others. Help us to forgive each other and to share our joys and sorrows with others and thus grow in true charity. Give us the grace to spend ourselves for the good and the growth of the community, sacrificing our selfishness and self-interest. Enable us to enjoy the happiness of living in a community of love where you have promised your special presence which is the beginning of the eternal bliss. Amen.

Act of Faith

O My God, I firmly believe all the sacred truths which the Holy Catholic Church believes and teaches, because You have revealed them, who can neither deceive nor be deceived.

Act of Hope

O My God, relying on your infinite goodness and promises I hope to obtain pardon for my sins, the help of your grace, and life everlasting through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.

Act of Love

O My God, I love you above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because you are all good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of you. I forgive all who have injured me, and I ask pardon of all whom I have injured.

Offering

My God, in union with the Sacred Heart of Jesus and through the Immaculate Heart of Mary I offer you my whole life, my prayers, thoughts, deeds and sufferings of this day for the intentions of His Sacred Heart and those for which He offers Himself in Holy Mass, for the intention of our associates and for the general intentions recommended by the Church for this month. Amen.
Sacred Heart of Jesus – Your Kingdom come.
Sweet Heart of Jesus – Make me love you more and more.

Prayer to the Holy Virgin

O Most beloved Mother, may your virtuous life inspire us. Help us to live according to your example and be always our refuge. Amen.

Anima Christi (Soul of Christ)

(The Anima Christi is a prayer from around the 14th century. It is still widely used after receiving the body and blood of Our Lord, Jesus Christ in Holy Communion.) Soul of Christ, sanctify me; Body of Christ, save me; Blood of Christ, inebriate me; Water from Christ's side, 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 malicious enemy defend me; In the hour of my death, call me; And close to Thee bid me; That I may praise Thee with Thy saints and with Thy angels; Forever and ever Amen.


NOVENA PRAYER TO ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

NOVENA PRAYER TO ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

(SEPTEMBER 18 - SEPTEMBER 27)

St. Vincent De Paul, our Heavenly Patron, the holy virtue of innocence helped you to be free from all deceits and seek the glory of God in everything and thus to attain the everlasting glory; by your powerful intercession obtain for us an ardent love for innocence and sincerity of heart in serving God.

1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and 1 Glory Be…

St. Vincent De Paul, our Heavenly Patron, you were crowned with glory in heaven because of your deep humility; intercede for us that we may conquer our pride and being aware of our weaknesses, flee worldly fame and do what is pleasing in the sight of God and seek His recognition only.

1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and 1 Glory Be…

St. Vincent De Paul, our Heavenly Patron, you practised the great virtue of mortification to imitate Christ more closely; intercede for us that we may resist the desires of flesh and live a life of mortification guided by the Holy Spirit.

1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and 1 Glory Be…

St. Vincent De Paul, our Heavenly Patron, filled with zeal for the souls you worked for the glory of God and salvation of the souls; in the name of the innumerable souls in heaven because of your efforts, we implore you to obtain for us a burning zeal for the salvation of the souls and the grace even to sacrifice our life for the Glory of God.

1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and 1 Glory Be…

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. St. Vincent. Pray for us.

Let us pray: O God who, for the salvation of the poor and the instruction of the clergy, has instituted a new community in your Church by means of St. Vincent, grant us the grace that animated by the same spirit, we may love what he loved and practise what he taught. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God for ever and ever. Amen


LITANY OF ST.VINCENT DE PAUL

(after meditation on the day of monthly recollection)

Lord, have mercy,
Lord, have mercy,
Christ, have mercy,
Christ, have mercy,
Lord, have mercy,
Lord, have mercy,
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.
St. Vincent, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, filled with wisdom from youth, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, compassionate even in childhood, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, a simple shepherd chosen to conduct the people of God,Pray for us.
St. Vincent, free even in captivity, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, the just man living in faith, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, secure in Christian hope, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, inflamed with the fire of charity, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, truly simple, upright and fearing God, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, true disciple of Christ, meek and humble of heart, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, perfectly mortified in body and mind, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, animated with the Spirit of Jesus Christ, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, most zealous for the glory of God, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, ardent in seeking souls, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, declared enemy of the world and its maxims, Pray for us. St. Vincent, rich in Christian poverty, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, like to the angel in purity, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, heroic through obedience, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, hard-working from youth, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, avoiding even the appearance of evil, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, most zealous in aspiring to perfection, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, unmoved as a rock in the stormy sea of the world, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, constant in true wisdom as the sun in its course, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, most patient in adversity, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, most forbearing and forgiving, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, docile son of the Church, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, united even until death to the Chair of St.Peter, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, firmly opposed to profane novelties, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, sent to evangelise the poor, Pray for us.
Tender and devote father of ecclesiastics, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, wise founder of the Congregation of the Mission, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, prudent institutor of the company of Daughters of Charity, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, who formed your children to every species of good works, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, profuse in liberality to the poor, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, fervent in prayer and in the ministry of the Word, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, assiduous imitator of the life and virtues of Christ, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, faithful to the end, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, whose death was precious in the sight of the Lord, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, happy in the eternal possession of truth and charity, Pray for us.
St. Vincent, as faithful children may we walk in the footsteps of our Father,Pray for us

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us, O Lord.


The Lord has led the just man through right way, And showed unto him the kingdom of God.

Let us pray: O God, you have instituted a new family in your Church through St.Vincent, to labour therein for the salvation of the poor and the sanctification of the clergy. Grant, we beseech you, that being filled with his spirit, we may love what he loved and practise what he taught, through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

NOVENA OF SURRENDER TO THE WILL OF GOD

(Author: Father Don Dolindo Ruotolo 1882-1970)

Day 1

“Why do you confuse yourselves by worrying? Leave the care of your affairs to me and everything will be peaceful. Say to you in truth that every act of true, blind, complete surrender to me produces the effect that you desire and resolves all difficult situations.”
(Repeat the following prayer 10 times.)
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!

Day 2

“Surrender to me does not mean to fret, to be upset, or to lose hope, nor does it mean offering to me a worried prayer asking me to follow you and change your worry into prayer. It is against this surrender, deeply against it, to worry, to be nervous and to desire to think about the consequences of anything. It is like the confusion that children feel when they ask their mother to see to their needs, and then try to take care of those needs for themselves so that their childlike efforts get in their mother’s way. Surrender means to placidly close the eyes of the soul, to turn away from thoughts of tribulation and to put yourself in my care, so that only I act. Saying You take care of it.”
(Repeat the following prayer 10 times.)
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!

Day 3

“How many things I do when the soul, in so much spiritual and material need turns to me, looks at me and says to me; “You take care of it,” then close its eyes and rests. In pain you pray for me to act, but that I act in the way you want. You do not turn to me, instead, you want me to adapt to your ideas. You are not sick people who ask the doctor to cure you, but rather sick people who tell the doctor how to. So do not act this way, but pray as I taught you in the Our Father: Hallowed be thy Name”, that is, be glorified in my need. “Thy kingdom come”, that is, let all that is in us and in the world be in accord with your kingdom. “Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven”, that is, in our need, decide as you see fit for our temporal and eternal life. If you say to me truly: “Thy will be done” which is the same as saying: “You take care of it” I will intervene with all my omnipotence, and I will resolve the most difficult situations.”
(Repeat the following prayer 10 times.)
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!

Day 4

“You see evil growing instead of weakening? Do not worry, lose your eyes and say to me with faith: “Thy will be done, You take care of it.” I say to you that I will take care of it, and that I will intervene as does a doctor and I will accomplish miracles when they are needed. Do you see that the sick person is getting worse? Do not be upset, but close your eyes and say You take care of it.” I say to you that I will take care of it, and that there is no medicine more powerful than my loving intervention. By my love, I promise this to you.”
(Repeat the following prayer 10 times.)
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!

Day 5

“And when I must lead you on a path different from the one you see, I will prepare you; I will carry you in my arms; I will let you find yourself, like children who have fallen asleep in their mother’s arms, on the other bank of the river. What troubles you and hurts you immensely are your reason, our thoughts and worry, and your desire at all costs to deal with what afflicts you.”
(Repeat the following prayer 10 times.)
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!

Day 6

“You are sleepless; you want to judge everything, direct everything and see to everything and you surrender to human strength, or worse - to men themselves, trusting in their intervention, - this is what hinders my words and my views. Oh how much I wish from you this surrender, to help you and how I suffer when I see you so agitated! Satan tries to do exactly this: to agitate you and to remove you from my protection and to throw you into the jaws of human initiative. So, trust only in me, rest in me, surrender to me in everything.”
(Repeat the following prayer 10 times.)
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!

Day 7

“I perform miracles in proportion to your full surrender to me and to your not thinking of yourselves. I sow treasure troves of graces when you are in the deepest poverty. No person of reason, no thinker, has ever performed miracles, not even among the saints. He does divine works whosoever surrenders to God. So don’t think about it any more, because your mind is acute and for you it is very hard to see evil and to trust in me and to not think of yourself. Do this for all your needs, do this all of you and you will see great continual silent miracles. I will take care of things, I promise this to you.”
(Repeat the following prayer 10 times.)
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!

Day 8

“Close your eyes and let yourself be carried away on the flowing current of my grace; close your eyes and do not think of the present, turning your thoughts away from the future just as you would from temptation. Repose in me, believing in my goodness, and I promise you by my love that if you say "You take care of it,” I will take care of it all; I will console you, liberate you and guide you.”
(Repeat the following prayer 10 times.)
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!

Day 9

“Pray always in readiness to surrender, and you will receive from it great peace and great rewards, even when I confer on you the grace of immolation, of repentance and of love. Then what does suffering matter? It seems impossible to you? Close your eyes and say with all your soul, “Jesus, you take care of it.” Do not be afraid, I will take care of things and you will bless my name by humbling yourself. A thousand prayers cannot equal one single act of surrender, remember this well.”
(Repeat the following prayer 10 times.)
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!

Concluding prayer

Mother, I am yours now and forever. Through you and with you I always want to belong completely to Jesus.

NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM

NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM

(September 15 - September 23)

Day 1: The Annunciation

Opening prayer:
We fly to thy protection, O holy Mother of God. Despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us from all dangers O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.
Intention of the day: For the grace to do the will of God.

Reflection:
Our Lady heard the Word of God and put it into practice. She listened with a disciple’s ear and did the will of God. With Mary, and taught by her, we too pray, “Let it be done to me, according to your Word” [Lk 1:38].

Prayer:
Virgin Most Holy, Mother of the Word, intercede for us with your Son, that we may have the grace to seek nothing other than to do his will, and the courage to live our lives in the faith of him who became incarnate in your womb, Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Intentions:
Let us offer with Mary every instant of our life and especially those important decisions which we need to make. Let us during our time of Pilgrimage and Novena with Our Lady of Walsingham, search out the silence so necessary to enter into deep prayer and relationship with Jesus to discern our way forward as individuals and as families. We pray for the Pope's intentions and for those of the Universal Church.
1 Our Father...
1 Hail Mary... and
1 Glory Be...
Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.

Day 2: Our Lady’s Visitation to Elizabeth.

Opening prayer:
We fly to thy protection, O holy Mother of God. Despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us from all dangers O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

Intention of the day:
To carry and proclaim the Word of God.

Reflection:
Bearing in her womb the Saviour of mankind, the Word of God incarnate, Mary went as quickly as she could to greet Elizabeth, her cousin. John leaped in Elizabeth’s womb and she was filled with the Holy Spirit. Mary’s soul proclaimed the greatness of the Lord. With Elizabeth, and taught by her, we say, “Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb” [Lk 1:42]

Prayer:
Holy Mary, God-bearer, you went in haste to share the good news of salvation with your cousin, Elizabeth. May we who bear your Son in our hearts possess the same eagerness to share with others the joy that he has given us, so that being filled with the Holy Spirit, we may all rejoice in God, our Saviour. Amen.

Intentions:
Let us pray for the grace to be joyful witnesses of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and that in joy and faith we may be prepared to travel to the ends of the earth to proclaim the “Good News of Salvation” to all whom we meet. We pray for the mission of the Church in England & Wales and for all our Dioceses.
1 Our Father...
1 Hail Mary... and
1 Glory Be...
Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.

Day 3: The Birth of Our Lord.

Opening prayer:
We fly to thy protection, O holy Mother of God. Despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us from all dangers O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

Intention of the day:
For the protection and sanctity of life, and for families.

Reflection:
“The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us” [Jn 1:14].
For our sake and for our salvation he came down from Heaven, Emmanuel, God-with-us. His presence blessed and sanctified the life of an earthly home, and made of it his Heaven, so that the family becomes a place of security, love and peace. He humbled himself to share our humanity that we might share his divinity.

Prayer:
Father in heaven, creator of all, in history’s moment when all was ready, you sent your Son to dwell among us, the Word made flesh, Emmanuel. Teach us to respect the dignity of marriage, and to uphold the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception to natural death, and that our homes may reflect the love of the Holy Family.

Intentions:
We pray for the protection of all life from the moment of conception to natural death and pray that a culture respecting the sanctity of life, marriage and family may once again prevail in our country and communities.
1 Our Father...
1 Hail Mary... and
1 Glory Be...
Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.

Day 4: The Ministry of Our Lord.

Opening prayer:
We fly to thy protection, O holy Mother of God. Despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us from all dangers O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

Intention of the day:
For justice, peace, and all who are sick and in need.

Reflection:
Our Lady, like the Old Testament prophets, spoke of God doing great things for her, routing the proud and exalting the humble, feeding the hungry and sending the rich empty away [Lk 1:46].
Our Lord fulfilled the prophecies, proclaiming that he had come to bring Good News to the poor, liberty to captives, sight to the blind and to set the downtrodden free [Lk 4:18].
Let us pray for justice and peace in the world, particularly for those most in need, as well as healing for those who are sick and in trouble.

Prayer:
Father, may the peace that is the Kingdom of God, flow to us from the truth and life, the holiness and grace, the justice and love of your Son Jesus Christ. Queen of Peace, obtain for us and for the nations of the world the peace for which all people long. Amen.

Intentions:
We pray for our sick loved ones, for those in our families in greatest need, for the homeless, for refugees and migrants with no country to call home. We lift up all the young people that they may yearn to see the face of God.
1 Our Father...
1 Hail Mary... and
1 Glory Be...
Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.

Day 5: The Crucifixion of Our Lord.

Opening prayer:
We fly to thy protection, O holy Mother of God. Despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us from all dangers O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

Intention of the day:
In reparation for the destruction of Our Lady of Walsingham’s Shrine during the English Reformation, and for the sins of disunity in Christ’s Church.

Reflection:
Jesus said, “When I am lifted up from the earth, I shall draw everyone to myself” [Jn 12:32].
On the eve of his passion he prayed, “Father may they be one in us” [Jn 17:21].
“He made peace by his death on the cross” [Col 1:20].
St John Paul II as preparation for the Great Jubilee of year 2000, asked pardon of God for the sins of the sons and daughters of the Church, for a “Purification of Memories” of all that caused scandal, destruction and betrayal within the Church and without. We in England, Mary’s Dowry & Wales pray in Reparation for the destruction of the Church and Our Lady’s Shrines throughout our lands which sadly led to the divisions among Christians which remain prevalent to this day.

Prayer:
Father most merciful, grant us the grace of true sorrow for the many sins which offend the Sacred Heart of your dear Son, and the Immaculate Heart of his Holy Mother, and grant pardon and rest to the souls of those who, for whatever motive, destroyed the holy Shrine of Walsingham, and brought about divisions which have lasted to our day. Amen.

Intentions:
We pray for the grace of Christian Unity and for the healing of the wounds of sins and division because by the Holy Cross, Jesus has redeemed the World. We pray for all the faithful departed and for those near death at this time. May they rest in peace and rise in glory Amen.
1 Our Father...
1 Hail Mary... and
1 Glory Be...
Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.

Day 6: The Resurrection of Our Lord.

Opening prayer:
We fly to thy protection, O holy Mother of God. Despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us from all dangers O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

Intention of the day:
In thanksgiving for Salvation.

Reflection:
“The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone” [Ps 118:22].
“We believe that having died with Christ we shall be raised to life with him” [Rom 6:8].
“All who call on the name of the Lord will be saved” [Acts 2:21].
Just as individuals are forgiven and raised up by the mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection, we pray with Jesus that “all be given eternal life...and that they will know the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent” [Jn 17].

Prayer:
Ever-living God, help us to celebrate with joy and thanksgiving the resurrection of your Son, that as he has been raised from the dead, so our mortal lives also may be crowned by the ultimate joy of rising from sin and death with him for ever, who has made all things new. Amen.

Intentions:
We thank God for our Catholic heritage and for the heroic witness of faith of our Catholic Martyrs. May they inspire us in our times of difficulty and trial to remain firm in faith, prayer and to be faithful to Christ and the teaching of the Church. We pray for a spirit of renewal and increase of evangelical zeal and missionary outreach for the Church in England & Wales. We pray for the Conversion of England and Wales and of the whole world to Christ and his Church.
1 Our Father...
1 Hail Mary... and
1 Glory Be...
Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.

Day 7: The Coming of the Holy Spirit.

Opening prayer:
We fly to thy protection, O holy Mother of God. Despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us from all dangers O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

Intention of the day:
Come O Holy Spirit and renew the face of the Earth.

Reflection:
The apostles all “joined in continuous prayer, together with several women, including Mary, the Mother of Jesus” [Acts 1:14].
“On the Day of Pentecost they were all together in one place” [Acts 2:1].
“And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And these appeared to them tongues of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” [Acts 2:2].

Prayer:
Lord Jesus Christ, you gathered your apostles together in prayer with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and you filled them with the Holy Spirit. Send forth your Spirit upon us and renew in us the graces of the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation. Ignite us, Lord, with an ever greater passion and love for the Gospel which will enliven our Christian witness and bring about the fulfilment of the “second spring” of the Catholic Faith in England and Wales as heralded by Blessed Dominic Barberi CP and Blessed John Henry Newman.
May we be once again an Isle of saints. Amen.

Intentions:
We pray for the intentions of Bishops, Priests, Religious men and women, Consecrated men and women, and Hermits that the power of the Holy Spirit will continually renew them and empower them for ever greater works in the vineyard of the Lord.
1 Our Father...
1 Hail Mary... and
1 Glory Be...
Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.

Day 8: The Assumption of Our Lady

Opening prayer:
We fly to thy protection, O holy Mother of God. Despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us from all dangers O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

Intention of the day:
For vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and the religious life .

Reflection:
“A great sign appeared in Heaven: a woman adorned with the sun, standing on the moon, and with twelve stars on her head as a crown” [Rev 12:1].
The stars represent the twelve tribes of Israel, God’s chosen people, and the holy apostles. Our Lady is the Queen of priests and their Mother. We pray that the Pope, the bishops, priests, deacons, religious, and consecrated men and women of the Church may set themselves close to Our Lady as her crown, and that women, men and children everywhere may offer themselves totally to God.

Prayer:
Father, you raised the Mother of your Son to the glory of Heaven, grant through her intercession that the hearts and minds of all may be open to your call, so that loving you above all things we may be signs of your presence, and ardent but gentle servants of the Gospel. Amen

Intentions:
We pray for the intentions of all our Dioceses in England and Wales and for our Bishops. We pray for vocations to the Priesthood and for a flourishing of seminary life. We pray for all seminarians and for those in the process of discernment. We pray in thanksgiving for our Religious Orders both active and enclosed, and for Deacons.
1 Our Father...
1 Hail Mary... and
1 Glory Be...
Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.

Day 9: The Coronation of Our Lady

Opening prayer:
We fly to thy protection, O holy Mother of God. Despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us from all dangers O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

Intention of the day:
For the conversion of England, the Dowry of Mary, and Wales.

Reflection:
“I confer a kingdom on you, just as my Father conferred one on me: you will eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and you will sit on thrones to judge the twelve tribes of Israel” [Lk 22:30]. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Let us pray for the conversion of our country, that through the reconciling prayers of Our Lady of Walsingham it may once again be worthy of the title “The Dowry of Mary”.

Prayer of the Feast:
Lord God, in the mystery of the Incarnation, Mary conceived your Son in her heart before she conceived him in her womb. As we, your pilgrim people, rejoice in her patronage, grant that we also may welcome him into our hearts, and so, like her, be made a holy house fit for his eternal dwelling. We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

Intentions:
We pray for the intentions of Her Majesty the Queen, the Royal Family, the Prime Minster and for those in both national and local government. We pray for a renewal of marriage and family life in England and Wales and for a return of our Nation’s peoples to Christ and our Christian roots. In our prayer we take Our Lady of Walsingham’s hand... “For when England goes back to Walsingham, Our Lady will come back to England.”
1 Our Father...
1 Hail Mary... and
1 Glory Be...
Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.

Feast Day: 24th September
The Angelus

V. The Angel of the Lord, declared unto Mary
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit Hail Mary...


V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord
R. Be it done unto me according to thy Word. Hail Mary...


V. And the Word was made flesh (genuflect)
R. And dwelt amongst 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.

ROSARY OF OVER COMING ANGER

ROSARY OF OVER COMING ANGER

How to pray the Rosary

Day 1: The Annunciation

1) Make the Sign of the Cross.
2) Holding the Crucifix, say the Apostles' Creed.
3) On the first bead, say an Our Father.
4) Say three Hail Marys on each of the next three beads.
5) Say the Glory Be.
6) For each of the five decades, announce the Mystery, then say the Our Father.
7) While fingering each of the ten beads of the decade, next say ten Hail Marys while meditating on the Mystery. Then say a Glory Be. (After finishing each decade, some say the following prayer requested by the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima: "O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy.")
8) After saying the five decades, say the "Hail, Holy Queen, followed by this dialogue and prayer:

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


IN THE NAME of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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 rose again from the dead. He ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of God, the Father almighty. He shall come again 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.

OUR FATHER, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

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. (3 times).
(Recite the 3 Hail Marys while meditating on the three divine virtues of faith, hope and love.)

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.

O MY JESUS, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy. Amen.

THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES (On Monday and Saturday)

I The Annunciation of Gabriel to Mary (Luke 1:26-38; John 1:14)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the Angel Gabriel saluted our Blessed Lady with the title: “Full of Grace,” and declared to her the incarnation of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

II The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the Blessed Virgin Mary, understanding from the Angel that her cousin, Elizabeth, had conceived, went with haste into the mountains of Judea to visit her, and remained with her about three months.

III The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 2:1-21; Matthew 1:18-25)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the Blessed Virgin Mary, when the time of her delivery came, brought forth our Redeemer, Jesus Christ, at mid-night, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for him in the inn at Bethlehem.

IV The presentation of Jesus in the temple (Luke 2:22-38)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the Blessed Virgin Mary, on the day of her purification, presented the child Jesus in the temple, where holy Simeon, giving thanks to God with great joy, received him into his arms, and with the prophetess Anna, proclaimed him Saviour of the world.

V Finding of Jesus in the temple (Luke 2:41-52)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the Blessed Virgin Mary and Joseph, having lost the child Jesus in Jerusalem, sought him for three days, and to their great joy found him in the temple sitting in the midst of the doctors, hearing them and asking them questions.

THE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES (On Thursday)

I The Baptism of our Lord in the river Jordan (Matthew 3:13-16)
Let us contemplate in this mystery the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan, the descending of the Holy Spirit upon him and the Father’s voice saying: “This is my beloved Son, in him I am well pleased.”

II The Wedding at Cana, when Christ manifested Himself (Jn 2:1-11)
Let us contemplate in this mystery the presence of Mary and Jesus at the wedding feast at Cana and how Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, worked his first miracle – changing water into wine.

III The proclamation of the Kingdom of God (Mark 1:14-15)
Let us contemplate in this mystery Jesus’ proclamation of the coming of God’s Kingdom and his invitation to repent over our sins and to grow in faith.

IV The Transfiguration of Our Lord (Matthew 17:1-8)
Let us contemplate in this mystery the transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor. A voice from heaven said: “This is my Son, the chosen one; listen to him.”

V Last supper and institution of the Holy Eucharist (Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 22-25; Luke 22:14-20; John 6:33-59)
Let us contemplate in this mystery the institution of the Eucharist by Jesus at the Last Supper and thus sharing with us his body and blood as our food and drink in our spiritual journey to heaven.

PRAYER AFTER HOLY COMMUNION BY ST. THOMAS AQUINAS

PRAYER AFTER HOLY COMMUNION BY ST. THOMAS AQUINAS

I give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God, who have been pleased to nourish me, a sinner and your unworthy servant, with the precious Body and Blood of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ: this through no merits of mine, but due solely to the graciousness of your mercy.

And I pray that this Holy Communion may not be for me an offense to be punished, but a saving plea for forgiveness. May it be for me the armour of faith, and the shield of good will. May it cancel my faults, destroy concupiscence and carnal passion, increase charity and patience, humility and obedience and all the virtues, may it be a firm defense against the snares of all my enemies, both visible and invisible, the complete calming of my impulses, both of the flesh and of the spirit, a firm adherence to you, the one true God, and the joyful completion of my life’s course.

And I beseech you to lead me, a sinner, to that banquet beyond all telling, where with your Son and the Holy Spirit you are the true light of your Saints, fullness of satisfied desire, eternal gladness, consummate delight and perfect happiness. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA’S PRAYER AGAINST DEPRESSION

ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA’S PRAYER AGAINST DEPRESSION

O Christ Jesus, when all is darkness and we feel our weakness and helplessness, give us the sense of your presence, your love and your strength. Help us to have perfect trust in your protecting love and strengthening power, so that nothing may frighten or worry us, for, living close to you, we shall see your hand, your purpose, your will through all things. Amen.

PRAYER BEFORE HOLY MASS BY SAINT AMBROSE

I draw near, loving Lord Jesus Christ, to the table of your most delightful banquet in fear and trembling, a sinner, presuming not upon my own merits, but trusting rather in your goodness and mercy. I have a heart and body defiled by my many offenses, a mind and tongue over which I have kept no good watch.

Therefore, O loving God, O awesome Majesty, I turn in my misery, caught in snares, to you the fountain of mercy, hastening to you for healing, flying to you for protection; and while I do not look forward to having you as Judge, I long to have you as Savior. To you, O Lord, I display my wounds. To you I uncover my shame. I am aware of my many and great sins, for which I fear, but I hope in your mercies, which are without number.

Look upon me, then, with eyes of mercy, Lord Jesus Christ, eternal King, God and Man, crucified for mankind. Listen to me, as I place my hope in you, have pity on me, full of miseries and sins, you, who will never cease to let the fountain of compassion flow.

Hail, O Saving Victim, offered for me and for the whole human race on the wood of the Cross.
Hail, O noble and precious Blood, flowing from the wounds of Jesus Christ, my crucified Lord, and washing away the sins of all the world.
Remember, Lord, your creature, whom you redeemed by your Blood. I am repentant of my sins, I desire to put right what I have done.

Remember, Lord, your creature, whom you redeemed by your Blood. I am repentant of my sins, I desire to put right what I have done.
Take from me, therefore, most merciful Father, all my iniquities and sins, so that, purified in mind and body, I may worthily taste the Holy of Holies.
And grant that this sacred foretaste of your Body and Blood which I, though unworthy, intend to receive, may be the remission of my sins, the perfect cleansing of my faults, the banishment of shameful thoughts, and the rebirth of right sentiments; and may it encourage a wholesome and effective performance of deeds pleasing to you and be a most firm defense of body and soul against the snares of my enemies. Amen.

PRAYER BEFORE HOLY MASS BY SAINT THOMAS AQUINASE

Almighty eternal God, behold, I come to the Sacrament of your Only Begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, as one sick to the physician of life, as one unclean to the fountain of mercy, as one blind to the light of eternal brightness, as one poor and needy to the Lord of heaven and earth.

I ask, therefore, for the abundance of your immense generosity, that you may graciously cure my sickness, wash away my defilement, give light to my blindness, enrich my poverty, clothe my nakedness, so that I may receive the bread of Angels, the King of kings and Lord of lords, with such reverence and humility, such contrition and devotion, such purity and faith, such purpose and intention as are conducive to the salvation of my soul.

Grant, I pray, that I may receive not only the Sacrament of the Lord’s Body and Blood, but also the reality and power of that Sacrament. O most gentle God, grant that I may so receive the Body of your Only Begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ, which he took from the Virgin Mary, that I may be made worthy to be incorporated into his Mystical Body and to be counted among its members.

Grant, I pray, that I may receive not only the Sacrament of the Lord’s Body and Blood, but also the reality and power of that Sacrament. O most gentle God, grant that I may so receive the Body of your Only Begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ, which he took from the Virgin Mary, that I may be made worthy to be incorporated into his Mystical Body and to be counted among its members.

PRAYER BEFORE HOLY MASS BY SAINT AMBROSE

PRAYER BEFORE HOLY MASS BY SAINT AMBROSE

V. Eternal Rest grant unto them, O Lord.
R. And let the Perpetual Light shine upon them.
And may the souls of all the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, Rest in Peace. Amen. (3 x Our Father, 3 x Hail Mary and 3x Glory be…)


PRAYER FOR THE FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

PRAYER FOR THE FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

(Meant to be said by the priest on behalf of the congregation or by the head of the family on behalf of the family, or by a group leader on behalf of the group. It can be adapted for personal use by changing the plural into the singular.)

Most Sacred heart of Jesus, on the day dedicated to honour You, we pledge ourselves anew to honour and serve You with our whole heart. Help us to live our daily lives in a spirit of true concern for others and deep gratitude to You and to all through whom You love and serve us.

In the midst of all our trials and tribulations, we will remember that You are always with us, as You were with the apostles when their boat was tossed into the storm. We renew our faith and confidence in You. We will never doubt that You are our friend, living within us always, walking beside us when our courage fails, enlightening us when doubts cloud our vision of faith, protecting us against the assiduous lies and deceptions of the evil one.

Lord Jesus, bless each and every one of us, our families, our parishes, our dioceses, our countries and the entire world. Bless our jobs, our undertakings, our entertainment; may they always proceed from Your inspiration.
In all that we do and say, may we be only channels of the love of Your Sacred Heart, for all the people whom You bring within our reach to receive Your love - through us.
Comfort those who are sick (mention names: …); those who are suffering in their hearts or minds; those who have burdens and are breaking under them (mention names: …).
These two things, most especially, we ask of You today; to know intimately and love all that Your Sacred Heart loves, to imbibe the attitude of Your Sacred Heart and to express them in our lives.
Finally, we pray that our confidence in You may grow more and more genuine, day by day and our devotion to the designs of the Sacred Heart, more and more committed. Amen.

PRAYER FOR THE FUTURE OF YOUR CHILDREN

FOR CHILDREN’S FUTURE

Lord, help our children to know the path you have chosen for them; may they give you glory and attain salvation. Sustain them with your strength and let them not be satisfied with easy goals. Enlighten us parents, that we may help them to recognise their calling in life and respond to it generously. May we put no obstacle in the way of your inner guidance. Amen.

PRAYER OF A PARENT

Father of mankind, you have given me these children and entrusted them to my charge, to bring them up for you and prepare them for everlasting life. Help me with your heavenly grace to fulfill this sacred duty. Teach me what to give and what to withhold; when to reprove and when to forbear. Make me gentle, yet firm; considerate and watchful. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


PRAYER FOR THE GIFT OF A CHILD

PRAYER FOR THE GIFT OF A CHILD

God our Father, all parenthood comes from you. Allow us to share in that power, which is yours alone, and let us see in the child you send us a living sign of your presence in our home. Bless our love and make it fruitful so that a new voice may join ours in praise of you, a new heart love you, and a new life bear witness to you. Amen.

CHILDREN’S PRAYER FOR THEIR PARENTS

Father, it is your commandment that we should honour our father and mother; hear the prayers I offer you for them. Grant them many years on earth and keep them in health of mind and body. Bless their work and all they do. Give them back a hundredfold whatever they have done for me. Inspire them with your love and help them to fulfill your holy law. One day, may I be their comfort and support, so that having enjoyed their affection on earth I may have the joy of being with them forever in your home in heaven. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

EXPECTING A CHILD

EXPECTING A CHILD

Father, we thank you for your marvelous gift; you have allowed us to share in your divine parenthood. During this time of waiting, we ask you to protect and nurture these first mysterious stirrings of life. May our child come safely into the light of the world and to the new birth of Baptism. Mother of God, we entrust our child to your loving heart. Amen.

PRAYER TO SAINT JOSEPH AFTER THE ROSARY/LITANY

PRAYER TO SAINT JOSEPH AFTER THE ROSARY/LITANY

To you, O Blessed Joseph, we come in our trials, and having asked the help of your most holy spouse, we confidently ask your patronage also. Through that sacred bond of charity which united you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the fatherly love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you to look graciously upon the beloved inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased by his blood, and to aid us in our necessities with your power and strength.

O most provident guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ. Most beloved father, dispel the evil of falsehood and sin. Our most mighty protector, graciously assist us from heaven in our struggle with the powers of darkness. And just as you once saved the Child Jesus from mortal danger, so now defend God’s Holy Church from the snares of her enemies and from all adversity. Shield each one of us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your help, we may be able to live a virtuous life, to die a holy death, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen.

PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH FOR A HAPPY DEATH

PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH FOR A HAPPY DEATH

O Glorious Saint Joseph, I choose you today for my special patron in life and at the hour of my death. Preserve and increase in me the spirit of prayer and fervor in the service of God. Remove far from me every kind of sin; obtain for me that my death may not come upon me unawares, but that I may have time to confess my sins sacramentally and to bewail them with a most perfect understanding and a most sincere and perfect contrition, in order that I may breathe forth my soul into the hands of Jesus and Mary. Amen.


PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH FOR EMPLOYMENT

PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH FOR EMPLOYMENT

Saint Joseph, you were yourself once faced with the responsibility of providing the necessities of life for Jesus and Mary. Look down with fatherly compassion upon me in my anxiety over my present inability to support my family. Please help me to find gainful employment very soon, so that this heavy burden of concern will be lifted from my heart and that I am soon able to provide for those whom God has entrusted to my care. Help us to guard against bitterness and discouragement, so that we may emerge from this trial spiritually enriched and with even greater blessings from God. Amen.

PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH FOR EMPLOYMENT

Saint Joseph, protect our home. Pour forth from heaven blessings on our family. Remain in our midst. Help us to live in love and harmony, in peace and joy. May the wholesome fear of God strengthen us that virtue may adorn what we do and our way may lead to heaven.

To you this day I give the key to our dwelling place. Lock out all things that could do us harm. Lock my home and my loved ones with me in the hearts of Jesus and Mary. This I beg of you, that our days may be like your days in the holy home at Nazareth. Amen.

PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH FOR THE GRACE OF PURITY

PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH FOR THE GRACE OF PURITY

Saint Joseph, father and guardian of virgins, to whose faithful keeping Christ Jesus, innocence itself, and Mary, the virgin of virgins was entrusted, I pray and beseech you by that twofold and most precious charge, to save me from all uncleanness, to keep my mind untainted, my heart and body pure in my vocation; and to help me always to serve Jesus and Mary in perfect purity. Amen.

PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH FOR RESPECT FOR LIFE

PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH FOR RESPECT FOR LIFE

Saint Joseph, you are the chaste and loving spouse of the Virgin Mary, the foster father of Jesus, the protector and provider of the Holy Family and of all families. We have complete confidence in your loving care for new life and in your fidelity to the family. We commend our efforts to your prayers and protection. Help us always to defend the gift of human life that it may grow to the abundance of eternal life promised and bestowed on us by your son, our brother, Jesus Christ. Amen.

PRAYER TO SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL

PRAYER TO SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL

St. Michael the Archangel defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.


PRAYER TO YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL

PRAYER TO YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL

Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here, ever this day, be at my side, to light and guard, rule and guide. Amen.

PRAYER TO SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA, DISPERSER OF DEVILS

Dear Saint Anthony, it is still as Saint Peter said: The devil prowls about, lionlike, looking for someone to devour. I confess that I don’t always resist him; I sometimes toy with temptation. Saint Anthony, disperser of devils, remind me of my duty to avoid all occasion of sin. May I always pray in temptation that I may remain loyal to my Lord Jesus. Pray for my other intentions, please. [name them] Amen.

A RENEWAL OF BAPTISMAL PROMISES

A RENEWAL OF BAPTISMAL PROMISES

Leader: Do you renounce Satan?
All: I do.


Leader: And all his works?
All: I do.


Leader: And all his empty show?
All: I do.


Leader: Do you renounce sin, so as to live in the freedom of the children of God?
All: I do.


Leader: Do you renounce the lure of evil, so that sin may have no mastery over you?
All: I do.


Leader: Do you renounce Satan, the author and prince of sin?
All: I do.


Leader: Do you believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth?
All: I do.


Leader: Do you believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary, suffered death and was buried, rose again from the dead, and is seated at the right hand of the Father?
All: I do.


Leader: Do you 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?
All: I do.


Leader: And may almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has given us new birth by water and the Holy Spirit, and bestowed on us forgiveness of our sins, keep us by his grace, in Christ Jesus our Lord, for eternal life.
All: Amen


ROSARY OF HEALING

ROSARY OF HEALING

How to pray the Rosary

1) Make the Sign of the Cross. 2) Holding the Crucifix, say the Apostles' Creed. 3) On the first bead, say an Our Father. 4) Say three Hail Marys on each of the next three beads. 5) Say the Glory Be 6) For each of the five decades, announce the Mystery, then say the Our Father. 7) While fingering each of the ten beads of the decade, next say ten Hail Marys while meditating on the Mystery. Then say a Glory Be. (After finishing each decade, some say the following prayer requested by the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima: "O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy.") 8) After saying the five decades, say the "Hail, Holy Queen, followed by this dialogue and prayer:
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


IN THE NAME of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The 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 rose again from the dead. He ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of God, the Father almighty. He shall come again 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.

OUR FATHER, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

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. (3 times). (Recite the 3 Hail Marys while meditating on the three divine virtues of faith, hope and love.)

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.

O MY JESUS, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy. Amen.

THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES (On Monday and Saturday)

I The Annunciation of Gabriel to Mary (Luke 1:26-38; John 1:14)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the Angel Gabriel saluted our Blessed Lady with the title: “Full of Grace,” and declared to her the incarnation of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

II The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the Blessed Virgin Mary, understanding from the Angel that her cousin, Elizabeth, had conceived, went with haste into the mountains of Judea to visit her, and remained with her about three months.

III The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 2:1-21; Matthew 1:18-25)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the Blessed Virgin Mary, when the time of her delivery came, brought forth our Redeemer, Jesus Christ, at mid-night, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for him in the inn at Bethlehem.

IV The presentation of Jesus in the temple (Luke 2:22-38)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the Blessed Virgin Mary, on the day of her purification, presented the child Jesus in the temple, where holy Simeon, giving thanks to God with great joy, received him into his arms, and with the prophetess Anna, proclaimed him Saviour of the world.

V Finding of Jesus in the temple (Luke 2:41-52)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the Blessed Virgin Mary and Joseph, having lost the child Jesus in Jerusalem, sought him for three days, and to their great joy found him in the temple sitting in the midst of the doctors, hearing them and asking them questions.

THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES (On Tuesday and Friday))

I The Agony of Our Lord in the Garden (Matthew 26:36-56)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how our Lord, Jesus Christ, was so afflicted for us in the garden of Gethsamene, that His Body was bathed in a sweat of blood.

II The Scourging of Jesus at the pillar (Matthew 27:26)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how our Lord Jesus Christ, being delivered up by Pilate to the fury of the soldiers, was tied to a pillar and most cruelly scourged.

III Jesus is crowned with thorns (Matthew 27:29-30; Mark 15:16-20; John 19: 2-3)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the soldiers plaited a crown of sharp thorns, and most cruelly pressed it on the sacred Head of our Lord Jesus Christ.

IV Jesus carries the cross (Luke 23: 26-32; Matthew 27:31-32; Mark 15:21; Luke 23:26-32)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how our Lord, Jesus Christ, being sentenced to die, bore with the most amazing patience, the Cross which was laid upon Him for His greater torment and ignominy.

V Crucifixion of our Lord Jesus (Luke 23: 33-46; Matthew 27: 33-54; Mark 15: 22-39; Luke 23: 33-47; John 1917-37)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how our Lord Jesus Christ was stripped off His clothes, and how His hands and feet were most cruelly nailed to the Cross, on which He died, in the presence of His most afflicted Mother.

GLORIOUS MYSTERIES (On Wednesday and Sunday)

I The Resurrection Of Jesus (Matthew 28: 1-10; Mark 16: 1-18; Luke 24: 1-49; John 20:1-29)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how our Lord Jesus Christ, triumphing over death, rose again the third day glorious and immortal.

II The Ascension of Jesus (Mark: 16: 19-20; Luke 24: 50-51; Acts 1: 6-11)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how our Lord Jesus, forty days after his resurrection, ascended into heaven, in the presence of his most Holy Mother, and Apostles and disciples.

III The Descent of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-41)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how our Lord Jesus Christ, being seated at the right hand of God, sent, as he had promised, the Holy Spirit upon his Apostles, who after the Ascension, returned to Jerusalem, and continued in prayer and supplication with the Blessed Virgin Mary, expecting the fulfilment of His promise.

IV The Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary (Revelation 12:1)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the glorious Virgin, many years after the Resurrection of her Son, passed out of this world to Him, and was taken bodily into Heaven, accompanied by the holy Angels.

V The Coronation of Blessed Virgin Mary (Revelation 12:1)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the glorious Virgin Mary was, to the great jubilation and exultation of the whole court of Heaven, crowned by her Son with the brightest diadem of glory, and how all the Saints rejoice with her in heaven.

THE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES (On Thursday)

I The Baptism of our Lord in the river Jordan (Matthew 3:13-16)
Let us contemplate in this mystery the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan, the descending of the Holy Spirit upon him and the Father’s voice saying: “This is my beloved Son, in him I am well pleased.”

II The Wedding at Cana, when Christ manifested Himself (Jn 2:1-11))
Let us contemplate in this mystery the presence of Mary and Jesus at the wedding feast at Cana and how Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, worked his first miracle – changing water into wine.

III The proclamation of the Kingdom of God (Mark 1:14-15)
Let us contemplate in this mystery Jesus’ proclamation of the coming of God’s Kingdom and his invitation to repent over our sins and to grow in faith.

IV The Transfiguration of Our Lord (Matthew 17:1-8)
Let us contemplate in this mystery the transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor. A voice from heaven said: “This is my Son, the chosen one; listen to him.”

V Last supper and institution of the Holy Eucharist (Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 22-25; Luke 22:14-20; John 6:33-59)
Let us contemplate in this mystery the institution of the Eucharist by Jesus at the Last Supper and thus sharing with us his body and blood as our food and drink in our spiritual journey to heaven.

Litany of our Blessed Virgin Mary

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously 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. Pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, Pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins, Pray for us.
Mother of Christ, Pray for us.
Mother of the Church, Pray for us.
Mother of divine grace, Pray for us.
Mother most pure, Pray for us.
Mother most chaste, Pray for us.
Mother inviolate, Pray for us.
Mother undefiled, Pray for us.
Mother most amiable, Pray for us.
Mother most admirable, Pray for us.
Mother of good counsel, Pray for us.
Mother of our Creator, Pray for us.
Mother of our Savior, Pray for us.
Virgin most prudent, Pray for us.
Virgin most venerable, Pray for us.
Virgin most renowned, Pray for us.
Virgin most powerful, Pray for us.
Virgin most merciful, Pray for us.
Virgin most faithful, Pray for us.
Mirror of justice, Pray for us.
Seat of wisdom, Pray for us.
Cause of our joy, Pray for us.
Spiritual vessel, Pray for us.
Vessel of honor, Pray for us.
Singular vessel of devotion, Pray for us.
Mystical rose, Pray for us.
Tower of David, Pray for us.
Tower of ivory, Pray for us.
House of gold, Pray for us.
Ark of the covenant, Pray for us.
Gate of heaven, Pray for us.
Morning star, Pray for us.
Health of the sick, Pray for us.
Refuge of sinners, Pray for us.
Comforter of the afflicted, Pray for us.
Help of Christians, Pray for us.
Queen of Angels, Pray for us.
Queen of Patriarchs, Pray for us.
Queen of Prophets, Pray for us.
Queen of Apostles, Pray for us.
Queen of Martyrs, Pray for us.
Queen of Confessors, Pray for us.
Queen of Virgins, Pray for us.
Queen of all Saints, Pray for us.
Queen conceived without original sin, Pray for us.
Queen assumed into heaven, Pray for us.
Queen of the most holy Rosary, Pray for us.
Queen of families, Pray for us.
Queen of peace, Pray for us.

Lamb of God who takes away sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
We have recourse to your protection, holy mother of God, reject not the prayers we send up to you in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and Blessed Virgin.
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.
Defend O Lord, we beseech you, by the intercession of Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, this your family from all adversity; and mercifully protect us, who prostrate ourselves before you with all our hearts, from the snares of the enemy through Christ our Lord. Amen.

During Advent

Let us pray.
O God, You who willed that, at the message of an angel, your word should take flesh in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary; grant to Your suppliant people, that we, who believe her to be truly the Mother of God, may be helped by her intercession with You. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

From Christmas to the Presentation of the Lord

Let us pray.
O God, by the fruitful virginity of Blessed Mary, You bestowed upon the human race the rewards of eternal salvation; grant, we beg you, that we may feel the power of her intercession, through whom we have been made worthy to receive the Author of life, our Lord Jesus Christ your Son, who lives and reigns with you forever and ever. Amen.

During Easter

Let us pray.
O God, who by the Resurrection of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, granted joy to the whole world, grant, we beg You, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, his Mother, we may attain the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

HAIL HOLY QUEEN

HAIL HOLY QUEEN, mother of mercy; our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us. And after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen.

Let us pray.
Almighty and eternal God, you have ordained from all eternity, the Blessed Virgin Mary to be the worthy dwelling place of your beloved Son, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Grant, we beseech you, that we who rejoice over her merits, may be preserved by her intercession from all the dangers of the world and eternal death. This we ask through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

MEMORARE PRAYER

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.

FIRST MYSTERY

1. 1 Peter 2:23-24 When he was abused, he did not return abuse; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but he entrusted himself to the one who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.
Hail Mary…
2. 1 Samuel 12:16 Now therefore take your stand and see this great thing that the LORD will do before your eyes.
Hail Mary…
3. 2 Chronicles 7:14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Hail Mary…
4. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.
Hail Mary…
5. 2 Kings 20:5 “Turn back, and say to Hezekiah prince of my people, Thus says the LORD, the God of your ancestor David: I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; indeed, I will heal you; on the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD.
Hail Mary…
6. 3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul.
Hail Mary…
7. Acts 4:29-30 And now, Lord, look at their threats, and grant to your servants to speak your word with all boldness, while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”
Hail Mary…
8. Deuteronomy 7:15 The LORD will turn away from you every illness; all the dread diseases of Egypt that you experienced, he will not inflict on you, but he will lay them on all who hate you.
Hail Mary…
9. Exodus 15:26 He said, “If you will listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God, and do what is right in his sight, and give heed to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will not bring upon you any of the diseases that I brought upon the Egyptians; for I am the LORD who heals you.”
Hail Mary…
10. Exodus 23:25 You shall worship the LORD your God, and I will bless your bread and your water; and I will take sickness away from among you.
Hail Mary…

SECOND MYSTERY

11. Exodus 33:19 And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you, and will proclaim before you the name, ‘The LORD’; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.
Hail Mary…
12. Hosea 14:4 I will heal their disloyalty; I will love them freely, for my anger has turned from them.
Hail Mary…
13. Isaiah 19:22 The LORD will strike Egypt, striking and healing; they will return to the LORD, and he will listen to their supplications and heal them. Hail Mary…
14. Isaiah 53:4-5 Surely he has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases; yet we accounted him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed.
Hail Mary…
15. Isaiah 55:10-11 For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there until they have watered the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
Hail Mary…
16. Isaiah 57:18-19 I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will lead them and repay them with comfort, creating for their mourners the fruit of the lips. Peace, peace, to the far and the near, says the LORD; and I will heal them.
Hail Mary…
17. Isaiah 58:8 Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up quickly; your vindicator[a] shall go before you, the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.
Hail Mary…
18. James 5:14-15 Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven.
Hail Mary…
19. James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.
Hail Mary…
20. Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved; for you are my praise.
Hail Mary…

THIRD MYSTERY

21. Jeremiah 30:17 For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, says the LORD, because they have called you an outcast: “It is Zion; no one cares for her!”
Hail Mary…
22. Jeremiah 33:6 I am going to bring it recovery and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security.
Hail Mary…
23. John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
Hail Mary…
24. Luke 1:38 Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.
Hail Mary…
25. Luke 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free.”
Hail Mary…
26. Luke 5:17 One day, while he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting near by (they had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem); and the power of the Lord was with him to heal.
Hail Mary…
27. Luke 6:19 And all in the crowd were trying to touch him, for power came out from him and healed all of them.
Hail Mary…
28. Luke 7:22-23 And he answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receives their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have good news brought to them. And blessed is anyone who takes no offense at me.”
Hail Mary…
29. Luke 9:11 When the crowds found out about it, they followed him; and he welcomed them, and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed to be cured.
Hail Mary…
30. Mathew 6:8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
Hail Mary…

FOURTH MYSTERY

Hail Mary…
31. Mathew 8:16 That evening they brought to him many who were possessed with demons; and he cast out the spirits with a word and cured all who were sick.
Hail Mary…
32. Mathew 8:17 This was to fulfil what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah, “He took our infirmities and bore our diseases.”
Hail Mary…
33. Matthew 10:1 Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness.
Hail Mary…
34. Matthew 10:7-8 As you go, proclaim the good news, ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment.
Hail Mary…
35. Matthew 14:14 When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick.
Hail Mary…
36. Matthew 4:23 Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every disease and every sickness among the people.
Hail Mary…
37. Numbers 12:13 And Moses cried to the LORD, “O God, please heal her.”
Hail Mary…
38. Philippians 4:19 And my God will fully satisfy every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Hail Mary…
39. Proverbs 3:5-8 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and turn away from evil. It will be a healing for your flesh and a refreshment for your body.
Hail Mary…
40. Proverbs 4:20-22 My child, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.
Hail Mary…

FIFTH MYSTERY

41. Psalm 103:3-4 who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the Pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

Hail Mary…
42. Psalm 107:20 He sent out his word and healed them and delivered them from destruction.
Hail Mary…
43. Psalm 147:3 He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds.
Hail Mary…
44. Psalm 30:2 O LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.
Hail Mary…
45. Psalm 31:9 Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eye wastes away from grief, my soul and body also.
Hail Mary…
46. Psalm 34:6 This poor soul cried, and was heard by the LORD, and was saved from every trouble.
Hail Mary…
47. Psalm 41:1-4 Happy are those who consider the poor; the Lord delivers them in the day of trouble. The Lord protects them and keeps them alive; they are called happy in the land. You do not give them up to the will of their enemies. The LORD sustains them on their sickbed; in their illness you heal all their infirmities. As for me, I said, “O LORD, be gracious to me; heal me, for I have sinned against you.”
Hail Mary…
48. Psalm 6:2 Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am languishing; O LORD, heal me, for my bones are shaking with terror.
Hail Mary…
49. Revelation 21:4 he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.”
Hail Mary…
50. Sirach 38:9-10 My child, when you are ill, do not delay, but pray to the Lord, and he will heal you. Give up your faults and direct your hands rightly and cleanse your heart from all sin.
Hail Mary…

HOLY ROSARY OF OVERCOMING FEAR

HOLY ROSARY OF OVERCOMING FEAR

How to pray the Rosary

Rosary

1) Make the Sign of the Cross. 2) Holding the Crucifix, say the Apostles' Creed. 3) On the first bead, say an Our Father. 4) Say three Hail Mary’s on each of the next three beads meditating on Faith, Hope and Charity. 5) Say the Glory Be. 6) For each of the five decades, announce the Mystery, then say the Our Father. 7) On each of the ten beads of the decade, whilst meditating on the Mystery, say the Word of God (given in the final pages of this book), followed by a Hail Mary. Finish the decade by saying the Glory Be. After finishing each decade, say the following prayer requested by the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima: "O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy.” 8) After saying the five decades, say the “Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary” and continue with the prayers given after the litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

HOLY ROSARY

IN THE NAME of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The 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 rose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father almighty. From there, He will come again 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.

OUR FATHER, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

HAIL MARY, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst 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. (3 times).
(Recite the 3 Hail Marys while meditating on the three divine virtues of faith, hope and love.)

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.

THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES (On Monday and Saturday)

I The Annunciation of Gabriel to Mary
“In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favoured one! The Lord is with you.” But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus.” (Luke 1:26-31) During this mystery, let us contemplate how the Angel Gabriel saluted our Blessed Lady with the title ‘Full of Grace’ and declared to her the incarnation of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

II The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
“In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.” (Luke 1:39-42) During this mystery, let us contemplate how the Blessed Virgin Mary, understanding from the Angel that her cousin Elizabeth had conceived, went with haste into the mountains of Judea to visit her, and remained with her for about three months.

III The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 2:1-21; Matthew 1:18-25)
“In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:1-7) During this mystery, let us contemplate how the Blessed Virgin Mary, when the time of her delivery came, brought forth our Redeemer, Jesus Christ, at midnight and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn at Bethlehem.

IV The presentation of Jesus in the temple
“When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male shall be designated as holy to the Lord”), and they offered a sacrifice according to what is stated in the law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.” (Luke 2:22-24) During this mystery, let us contemplate how the Blessed Virgin Mary, on the day of her purification, presented the child Jesus in the temple where holy Simeon, giving thanks to God with great joy, received Him into his arms, and with the prophetess Anna, proclaimed Him Saviour of the world.

V Finding of Jesus in the temple
“Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival. When the festival was ended and they started to return, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. Assuming that he was in the group of travellers, they went a day’s journey. Then they started to look for him among their relatives and friends. When they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem to search for him. After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.” (Luke 2:41-47) Let us contemplate during this mystery how the Blessed Virgin Mary and Joseph, having lost the child Jesus in Jerusalem, sought Him for three days and to their great joy, found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, listening to them and asking questions.

THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES (On Tuesday and Friday))

I The Agony of Our Lord in the Garden
Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and agitated. Then he said to them, “I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and stay awake with me.” And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not what I want but what you want.” (Matthew 26:36-39) During this mystery, let us contemplate how our Lord, Jesus Christ, was so afflicted for us in the garden of Gethsemane, that His Body was bathed in a sweat of blood.

II The Scourging of Jesus at the pillar (Matthew 27:26)
So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released Barabbas for them; and after flogging Jesus, he handed him over to be crucified. (Mark 15:15) During this mystery, let us contemplate how our Lord Jesus Christ, being delivered up by Pilate to the fury of the soldiers, was tied to a pillar and most cruelly scourged.

III Jesus is crowned with thorns
“They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him and after twisting some thorns into a crown, they put it on his head. They put a reed in his right hand and knelt before him and mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” They spat on him and took the reed and struck him on the head.” (Matthew 27:28-30) During this mystery, let us contemplate how the soldiers plaited a crown of sharp thorns, and brutally pressed it into the sacred Head of our Lord Jesus Christ.

IV Jesus carries the cross
“As they led him away, they seized a man, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming from the country, and they laid the cross on him, and made him carry it behind Jesus. A great number of the people followed him, and among them were women who were beating their breasts and wailing for him. But Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For the days are surely coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.’ Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us’; and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ For if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?” Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him.” (Luke 23:26-32) During this mystery, let us contemplate how our Lord, Jesus Christ, being sentenced to death, bore with the most amazing patience the Cross which was laid upon Him for His greater torment and ignominy.

V Crucifixion of our Lord Jesus
When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots to divide his clothing. And the people stood by, watching; but the leaders scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Messiah of God, his chosen one!” The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine, and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” There was also an inscription over him “This is the King of the Jews. (Luke 23: 33-38) During this mystery, let us contemplate how our Lord Jesus Christ was stripped of His clothes, and how His hands and feet were most cruelly nailed to the Cross, on which He died in front of His Mother.

GLORIOUS MYSTERIES (On Wednesday and Sunday)

I The Resurrection Of Jesus
After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.” So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me. (Matthew 28:1-10) During this mystery, let us contemplate how our Lord Jesus Christ, triumphing over death, rose again on the third day, glorious and immortal.

II The Ascension of Jesus (Mark: 16: 19-20; Luke 24: 50-51; Acts 1: 6-11)
So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” (Acts1: 6-11) During this mystery, let us contemplate how our Lord Jesus, forty days after His resurrection, ascended into heaven, in the presence of His most Holy Mother and His Disciples.

III The Descent of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-41)
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. (Acts 2:1-4) During this mystery, let us contemplate how our Lord Jesus Christ, being seated at the right hand of God, sent the Holy Spirit upon his Apostles who, after the Ascension, returned to Jerusalem and continued in prayer and supplication with the Blessed Virgin Mary, expecting the fulfilment of His promise.

IV The Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary (Revelation 12:1)
“A great portent appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.” (Revelation 12:1) During this mystery, let us contemplate how the glorious Virgin, many years after the Resurrection of her Son, was taken bodily into Heaven, accompanied by the holy Angels.

V The Coronation of Blessed Virgin Mary
“A great portent appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.” (Revelation 12:1) During this mystery, let us contemplate how the glorious Virgin Mary was, to the great jubilation and exultation of the whole court of Heaven, crowned by her Son with the brightest diadem of glory, and how all the Saints and angels rejoiced with her in heaven.

THE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES (On Thursday)

I The Baptism of our Lord in the river Jordan
“And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:16-17) During this mystery, let us contemplate the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan, the descending of the Holy Spirit upon Him and the Father’s voice, saying: “This is my beloved Son, in him I am well pleased.”

II The Wedding at Cana, when Christ manifested Himself
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.” So they took it. When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.” (John 2:1-9) During this mystery, let us contemplate the presence of Mary and Jesus at the wedding feast at Cana and how Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, worked His first miracle – changing water into wine.

III The proclamation of the Kingdom of God
Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near, repent, and believe in the good news.” (Mark 1:14-15) During this mystery, let us contemplate Jesus’ proclamation of the coming of God’s Kingdom and His invitation to repent of our sins and grow in faith.

IV The Transfiguration of Our Lord
“Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him.” (Matthew 17:1-3) During this mystery, let us contemplate the transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor, and the voice from heaven, saying: “This is my Son, the chosen one; listen to him.”

V Last supper and institution of the Holy Eucharist
“While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” (Matthew 26:26-28) During this mystery, let us contemplate the institution of the Eucharist by Jesus at the Last Supper, thus sharing with us His body and blood as our food and drink in our spiritual journey to heaven.

Litany of our Blessed Virgin Mary

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously 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. Pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, Pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins, Pray for us.
Mother of Christ, Pray for us.
Mother of the Church, Pray for us.
Mother of divine grace, Pray for us.
Mother most pure, Pray for us.
Mother most chaste, Pray for us.
Mother inviolate, Pray for us.
Mother undefiled, Pray for us.
Mother most amiable, Pray for us.
Mother most admirable, Pray for us.
Mother of good counsel, Pray for us.
Mother of our Creator, Pray for us.
Mother of our Savior, Pray for us.
Virgin most prudent, Pray for us.
Virgin most venerable, Pray for us.
Virgin most renowned, Pray for us.
Virgin most powerful, Pray for us.
Virgin most merciful, Pray for us.
Virgin most faithful, Pray for us.
Mirror of justice, Pray for us.
Seat of wisdom, Pray for us.
Cause of our joy, Pray for us.
Spiritual vessel, Pray for us.
Vessel of honor, Pray for us.
Singular vessel of devotion, Pray for us.
Mystical rose, Pray for us.
Tower of David, Pray for us.
Tower of ivory, Pray for us.
House of gold, Pray for us.
Ark of the covenant, Pray for us.
Gate of heaven, Pray for us.
Morning star, Pray for us.
Health of the sick, Pray for us.
Refuge of sinners, Pray for us.
Comforter of the afflicted, Pray for us.
Help of Christians, Pray for us.
Queen of Angels, Pray for us.
Queen of Patriarchs, Pray for us.
Queen of Prophets, Pray for us.
Queen of Apostles, Pray for us.
Queen of Martyrs, Pray for us.
Queen of Confessors, Pray for us.
Queen of Virgins, Pray for us.
Queen of all Saints, Pray for us.
Queen conceived without original sin, Pray for us.
Queen assumed into heaven, Pray for us.
Queen of the most holy Rosary, Pray for us.
Queen of families, Pray for us.
Queen of peace, Pray for us.

Lamb of God who takes away sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
We have recourse to your protection, holy mother of God, reject not the prayers we send up to you in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and Blessed Virgin.
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.
Defend O Lord, we beseech you, by the intercession of Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, this your family from all adversity; and mercifully protect us, who prostrate ourselves before you with all our hearts, from the snares of the enemy through Christ our Lord. Amen.

During Advent

Let us pray.
O God, You who willed that, at the message of an angel, your word should take flesh in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary; grant to Your suppliant people, that we, who believe her to be truly the Mother of God, may be helped by her intercession with You. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

From Christmas to the Presentation of the Lord

Let us pray.
O God, by the fruitful virginity of Blessed Mary, You bestowed upon the human race the rewards of eternal salvation; grant, we beg you, that we may feel the power of her intercession, through whom we have been made worthy to receive the Author of life, our Lord Jesus Christ your Son, who lives and reigns with you forever and ever. Amen.

During Easter

Let us pray.
O God, who by the Resurrection of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, granted joy to the whole world, grant, we beg You, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, his Mother, we may attain the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

HAIL HOLY QUEEN

HAIL HOLY QUEEN, mother of mercy; our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us. And after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen.

Let us pray.
Almighty and eternal God, you have ordained from all eternity, the Blessed Virgin Mary to be the worthy dwelling place of your beloved Son, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Grant, we beseech you, that we who rejoice over her merits, may be preserved by her intercession from all the dangers of the world and eternal death. This we ask through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

MEMORARE PRAYER

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.

(This can be recited just like the normal rosary, but before each “Hail Mary…
” add one word of God given below)

FIRST MYSTERY

1. Isaiah 54:17 ‘No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD and their vindication from me, declares the LORD.’
Hail Mary…

2. 2 Timothy 4:18 ‘The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory for ever and ever. Amen.’
Hail Mary…

3. Romans 8:28 ‘And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.’
Hail Mary…

4. Psalm 57:1 ‘Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, until the destroying storms pass by.’
Hail Mary…

5. Isaiah 54:10 ‘For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you.’
Hail Mary…

6. Psalm 121:4-8 ‘He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and for ever more.’
Hail Mary…

7. Psalm 138:7 ‘Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve me against the wrath of my enemies; you stretch out your hand, and your right hand delivers me.’
Hail Mary…

8. Acts. 17:30 ‘God has overlooked the times when people did not know Him; but now He commands all of them everywhere to turn away from their evil ways.’
Hail Mary…

9. John 6:37 ‘I will never turn away anyone who comes to me.’
Hail Mary…

10. Jeremiah 29:11-13 ‘For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future full of hope. Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart, I will let you find me, says the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes.’
Hail Mary…

Glory be …

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of your mercy.

FATIMA PRAYER
O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore you profoundly. I offer you the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary I beg the conversion of poor sinners.
My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love You. I beg pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope, and do not love You.
Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for us. Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us. Mary, Our Loving Mother, pray for us.

SECOND MYSTERY

11. Psalm 71:1-2 ‘In you, O Lord, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame. In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me and save me.’
Hail Mary…

12. Isaiah 12:2 ‘Surely God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation.’
Hail Mary…

13. Isaiah 43:2 ‘When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.’
Hail Mary…

14. Isaiah 30:20-21 ‘Though the Lord may give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself any more, but your eyes shall see your Teacher. And when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left, your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it”.
Hail Mary…

15. Luke 12:32 ‘Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.’
Hail Mary…

16. Matthew 11:28-29 ‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.’
Hail Mary…

17. Romans 10:9-10 ‘Because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved.’
Hail Mary…

18. Psalm 56:8-9 ‘You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your record? Then my enemies will retreat in the day when I call. This I know, that God is for me.’
Hail Mary…

19. 1 Peter 4:12-14 ‘Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed. If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory, which is the Spirit of God, is resting on you.’
Hail Mary…

20. Isaiah 43:18-19 ‘Do not remember the former things or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it. I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.’
Hail Mary…

Glory be …

FATIMA PRAYER
O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore you profoundly. I offer you the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary I beg the conversion of poor sinners.
My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love You. I beg pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope, and do not love You.
Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for us. Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us. Mary, Our Loving Mother, pray for us.

THIRD MYSTERY

21. Matthew 7:21 ‘Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord,” will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.’
Hail Mary…

22. Revelation 22:12-13 ‘See, I am coming soon; my reward is with me, to repay according to everyone’s work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.’
Hail Mary…

23. Mark 11:24-25 ‘So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.’
Hail Mary…

24. Sirach 38:9-10 ‘My child, when you are ill, do not delay, but pray to the Lord, and he will heal you. Give up your faults and direct your hands rightly, and cleanse your heart from all sin.’
Hail Mary…

25. Luke 10:19 ‘See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing will hurt you.’
Hail Mary…

26. Isaiah 45:2-3 ‘I will go before you and level the mountains, I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron, I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret places, so that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who call you by your name.’
Hail Mary…

27. Psalm 119:9-11 ‘How can young people keep their way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; do not let me stray from your commandments. I treasure your word in my heart, so that I may not sin against you.’
Hail Mary…

28. Zechariah 9:8 ‘Then I will encamp at my house as a guard, so that no one shall march to and fro; no oppressor shall again overrun them, for now I have seen with my own eyes.’
Hail Mary…

29. Romans 16:20 ‘The God of peace will shortly crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.’
Hail Mary…

30. Psalm 17:8-9 ‘Guard me as the apple of the eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings, from the wicked who despoil me, my deadly enemies who surround me.’
Hail Mary…

Glory be …

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of your mercy.

FATIMA PRAYER
O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore you profoundly. I offer you the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary I beg the conversion of poor sinners.
My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love You. I beg pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope, and do not love You.
Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for us. Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us. Mary, Our Loving Mother, pray for us.

FOURTH MYSTERY

31. Exodus 15:26 ‘He said, “If you will listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God, and do what is right in his sight, and give heed to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will not bring upon you any of the diseases that I brought upon the Egyptians; for I am the Lord who heals you.’
Hail Mary…

32. Isaiah 43:25 ‘I, I am He who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.’
Hail Mary…

33. Deuteronomy 1:30-31 ‘The Lord your God, who goes before you, is the one who will fight for you, just as he did for you in Egypt before your very eyes, and in the wilderness, where you saw how the Lord your God carried you, just as one carries a child, all the way that you travelled until you reached this place.’
Hail Mary…

34. Deuteronomy 31:6 ‘Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread of them, because it is the Lord your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.’
Hail Mary…

35. Joshua 1:9 ‘I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’ Hail Mary…

36. 2 Chronicles 7:14 ‘If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Hail Mary…

37. 2 Chronicles 32:8 ‘With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.’
Hail Mary…

38. Tobit 12:6 ‘Bless God and acknowledge him in the presence of all the living for the good things he has done for you. Bless and sing praise to his name. With fitting honour declare to all people the deeds of God. Do not be slow to acknowledge him.’
Hail Mary…

39. Isaiah 54:4 ‘Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; do not be discouraged, for you will not suffer disgrace; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the disgrace of your widowhood you will remember no more.’
Hail Mary…

40. Tobit 13:6 ‘If you turn to him with all your heart and with all your soul, to do what is true before him, then he will turn to you and will no longer hide his face from you. So now see what he has done for you; acknowledge him at the top of your voice.’
Hail Mary…

Glory be …

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of your mercy.

FATIMA PRAYER
O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore you profoundly. I offer you the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary I beg the conversion of poor sinners.
My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love You. I beg pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope, and do not love You.
Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for us. Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us. Mary, Our Loving Mother, pray for us.

FIFTH MYSTERY

41. Psalm 6:8-9 ‘Depart from me, all you workers of evil, for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping. The Lord has heard my supplication; the Lord accepts my prayer.’
Hail Mary…

42. Psalm 4:4 ‘When you are disturbed, do not sin; ponder it on your beds, and be silent.’
Hail Mary…

43. Jeremiah 17:14 ‘Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved; for you are my praise.’
Hail Mary…

44. Isaiah 45:5 ‘I am the Lord, and there is no other; besides me there is no god. I arm you, though you do not know me.’
Hail Mary…

45. Psalm 25:7 ‘Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for your goodness’ sake, O Lord!’
Hail Mary…

46. Isaiah 46:4 ‘Even to your old age I am he, even when you turn grey I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.’
Hail Mary…

47. Psalm 27:3 ‘Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war rise up against me, yet I will be confident.’
Hail Mary…

48. Isaiah 53:5 ‘But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed.’
Hail Mary…

49. Psalm 41:4 ‘As for me, I said, “O Lord, be gracious to me; heal me, for I have sinned against you”.’
Hail Mary…

50. 2 Chronicles 7:15-16 ‘Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place. For now I have chosen and consecrated this house so that my name may be there for ever; my eyes and my heart will be there for all time.’
Hail Mary…

Glory be …

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of your mercy.

FATIMA PRAYER
O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore you profoundly. I offer you the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary I beg the conversion of poor sinners.
My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love You. I beg pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope, and do not love You.
Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for us. Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us. Mary, Our Loving Mother, pray for us.


ROSARY OF OVERCOMING ALCOHOL AND OTHER ADDICTIONS

ROSARY OF OVERCOMING ALCOHOL AND OTHER ADDICTIONS

How to pray the Rosary

1) Make the Sign of the Cross. 2) Holding the Crucifix, say the Apostles' Creed. 3) On the first bead, say an Our Father. 4) Say three Hail Marys on each of the next three beads. 5) Say the Glory Be 6) For each of the five decades, announce the Mystery, then say the Our Father. 7) While fingering each of the ten beads of the decade, next say ten Hail Marys while meditating on the Mystery. Then say a Glory Be. (After finishing each decade, some say the following prayer requested by the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima: "O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy.") 8) After saying the five decades, say the "Hail, Holy Queen, followed by this dialogue and prayer:
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


IN THE NAME of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The 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 rose again from the dead. He ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of God, the Father almighty. He shall come again 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.

OUR FATHER, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

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. (3 times). (Recite the 3 Hail Marys while meditating on the three divine virtues of faith, hope, and love.)

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.

O MY JESUS, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy. Amen.

THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES (On Monday and Saturday)

I The Annunciation of Gabriel to Mary (Luke 1:26-38; John 1:14)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the Angel Gabriel saluted our Blessed Lady with the title: “Full of Grace,” and declared to her the incarnation of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

II The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the Blessed Virgin Mary, understanding from the Angel that her cousin, Elizabeth, had conceived, went with haste into the mountains of Judea to visit her, and remained with her about three months.

III The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 2:1-21; Matthew 1:18-25)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the Blessed Virgin Mary, when the time of her delivery came, brought forth our Redeemer, Jesus Christ, at mid-night, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for him in the inn at Bethlehem.

IV The presentation of Jesus in the temple (Luke 2:22-38)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the Blessed Virgin Mary, on the day of her purification, presented the child Jesus in the temple, where holy Simeon, giving thanks to God with great joy, received him into his arms, and with the prophetess Anna, proclaimed him Saviour of the world.

V Finding of Jesus in the temple (Luke 2:41-52)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the Blessed Virgin Mary and Joseph, having lost the child Jesus in Jerusalem, sought him for three days, and to their great joy found him in the temple sitting in the midst of the doctors, hearing them and asking them questions.

THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES (On Tuesday and Friday))

I The Agony of Our Lord in the Garden (Matthew 26:36-56)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how our Lord, Jesus Christ, was so afflicted for us in the garden of Gethsamene, that His Body was bathed in a sweat of blood.

II The Scourging of Jesus at the pillar (Matthew 27:26)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how our Lord Jesus Christ, being delivered up by Pilate to the fury of the soldiers, was tied to a pillar and most cruelly scourged.

III Jesus is crowned with thorns (Matthew 27:29-30; Mark 15:16-20; John 19: 2-3)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the soldiers plaited a crown of sharp thorns, and most cruelly pressed it on the sacred Head of our Lord Jesus Christ.

IV Jesus carries the cross (Luke 23: 26-32; Matthew 27:31-32; Mark 15:21; Luke 23:26-32)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how our Lord, Jesus Christ, being sentenced to die, bore with the most amazing patience, the Cross which was laid upon Him for His greater torment and ignominy.

V Crucifixion of our Lord Jesus (Luke 23: 33-46; Matthew 27: 33-54; Mark 15: 22-39; Luke 23: 33-47; John 1917-37)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how our Lord Jesus Christ was stripped off His clothes, and how His hands and feet were most cruelly nailed to the Cross, on which He died, in the presence of His most afflicted Mother.

GLORIOUS MYSTERIES (On Wednesday and Sunday)

I The Resurrection Of Jesus (Matthew 28: 1-10; Mark 16: 1-18; Luke 24: 1-49; John 20:1-29)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how our Lord Jesus Christ, triumphing over death, rose again the third day glorious and immortal.

II The Ascension of Jesus (Mark: 16: 19-20; Luke 24: 50-51; Acts 1: 6-11)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how our Lord Jesus, forty days after his resurrection, ascended into heaven, in the presence of his most Holy Mother, and Apostles and disciples.

III The Descent of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-41)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how our Lord Jesus Christ, being seated at the right hand of God, sent, as he had promised, the Holy Spirit upon his Apostles, who after the Ascension, returned to Jerusalem, and continued in prayer and supplication with the Blessed Virgin Mary, expecting the fulfilment of His promise.

IV The Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary (Revelation 12:1)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the glorious Virgin, many years after the Resurrection of her Son, passed out of this world to Him, and was taken bodily into Heaven, accompanied by the holy Angels.

V The Coronation of Blessed Virgin Mary (Revelation 12:1)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the glorious Virgin Mary was, to the great jubilation and exultation of the whole court of Heaven, crowned by her Son with the brightest diadem of glory, and how all the Saints rejoice with her in heaven.

THE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES (On Thursday)

I The Baptism of our Lord in the river Jordan (Matthew 3:13-16)
Let us contemplate in this mystery the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan, the descending of the Holy Spirit upon him and the Father’s voice saying: “This is my beloved Son, in him I am well pleased.”

II The Wedding at Cana, when Christ manifested Himself (Jn 2:1-11))
Let us contemplate in this mystery the presence of Mary and Jesus at the wedding feast at Cana and how Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, worked his first miracle – changing water into wine.

III The proclamation of the Kingdom of God (Mark 1:14-15)
Let us contemplate in this mystery Jesus’ proclamation of the coming of God’s Kingdom and his invitation to repent over our sins and to grow in faith.

IV The Transfiguration of Our Lord (Matthew 17:1-8)
Let us contemplate in this mystery the transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor. A voice from heaven said: “This is my Son, the chosen one; listen to him.”

V Last supper and institution of the Holy Eucharist (Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 22-25; Luke 22:14-20; John 6:33-59)
Let us contemplate in this mystery the institution of the Eucharist by Jesus at the Last Supper and thus sharing with us his body and blood as our food and drink in our spiritual journey to heaven.

Litany of our Blessed Virgin Mary

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously 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. Pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, Pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins, Pray for us.
Mother of Christ, Pray for us.
Mother of the Church, Pray for us.
Mother of divine grace, Pray for us.
Mother most pure, Pray for us.
Mother most chaste, Pray for us.
Mother inviolate, Pray for us.
Mother undefiled, Pray for us.
Mother most amiable, Pray for us.
Mother most admirable, Pray for us.
Mother of good counsel, Pray for us.
Mother of our Creator, Pray for us.
Mother of our Savior, Pray for us.
Virgin most prudent, Pray for us.
Virgin most venerable, Pray for us.
Virgin most renowned, Pray for us.
Virgin most powerful, Pray for us.
Virgin most merciful, Pray for us.
Virgin most faithful, Pray for us.
Mirror of justice, Pray for us.
Seat of wisdom, Pray for us.
Cause of our joy, Pray for us.
Spiritual vessel, Pray for us.
Vessel of honor, Pray for us.
Singular vessel of devotion, Pray for us.
Mystical rose, Pray for us.
Tower of David, Pray for us.
Tower of ivory, Pray for us.
House of gold, Pray for us.
Ark of the covenant, Pray for us.
Gate of heaven, Pray for us.
Morning star, Pray for us.
Health of the sick, Pray for us.
Refuge of sinners, Pray for us.
Comforter of the afflicted, Pray for us.
Help of Christians, Pray for us.
Queen of Angels, Pray for us.

Queen of Patriarchs, Pray for us.
Queen of Prophets, Pray for us.
Queen of Apostles, Pray for us.
Queen of Martyrs, Pray for us.
Queen of Confessors, Pray for us.
Queen of Virgins, Pray for us.
Queen of all Saints, Pray for us.
Queen conceived without original sin, Pray for us.
Queen assumed into heaven, Pray for us.
Queen of the most holy Rosary, Pray for us.
Queen of families, Pray for us.
Queen of peace, Pray for us.

Lamb of God who takes away sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
We have recourse to your protection, holy mother of God, reject not the prayers we send up to you in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and Blessed Virgin.
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.
Defend O Lord, we beseech you, by the intercession of Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, this your family from all adversity; and mercifully protect us, who prostrate ourselves before you with all our hearts, from the snares of the enemy through Christ our Lord. Amen.

During Advent

Let us pray.
O God, You who willed that, at the message of an angel, your word should take flesh in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary; grant to Your suppliant people, that we, who believe her to be truly the Mother of God, may be helped by her intercession with You. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

From Christmas to the Presentation of the Lord

Let us pray.
O God, by the fruitful virginity of Blessed Mary, You bestowed upon the human race the rewards of eternal salvation; grant, we beg you, that we may feel the power of her intercession, through whom we have been made worthy to receive the Author of life, our Lord Jesus Christ your Son, who lives and reigns with you forever and ever. Amen.

During Easter

Let us pray.
O God, who by the Resurrection of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, granted joy to the whole world, grant, we beg You, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, his Mother, we may attain the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

HAIL HOLY QUEEN

HAIL HOLY QUEEN, mother of mercy; our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us. And after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen.

Let us pray.
Almighty and eternal God, you have ordained from all eternity, the Blessed Virgin Mary to be the worthy dwelling place of your beloved Son, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Grant, we beseech you, that we who rejoice over her merits, may be preserved by her intercession from all the dangers of the world and eternal death. This we ask through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

MEMORARE PRAYER

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.

FIRST MYSTERY

1. 1 Corinthian 15:33 “Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”
Hail Mary…

2. 1 Corinthians 10:13 “No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it.”
Hail Mary…

3. 1 Corinthians 10:23 ““All things are lawful,” but not all things are beneficial. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up.”
Hail Mary…

4. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.”
Hail Mary…

5. 1 Corinthians 5:11 “But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother or sister who is sexually immoral or greedy, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or robber. Do not even eat with such a one.”
Hail Mary…

6. 1 Corinthians 6:12 ““All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are beneficial. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything.”
Hail Mary…

7. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 “Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, sodomites, thieves, the greedy, drunkards, revilers, robbers—none of these will inherit the kingdom of God.”
Hail Mary…

8. 1 John 2:16 “Do not love the world or the things in the world. The love of the Father is not in those who love the world; for all that is in the world—the desire of the flesh, the desire of the eyes, the pride in riches—comes not from the Father but from the world.”
Hail Mary…

9. 1 John 3:9 “Those who have been born of God do not sin, because God’s seed abides in them; they cannot sin, because they have been born of God.” Hail Mary…

10. 1 Peter 4:3 “You have already spent enough time in doing what the Gentiles like to do, living in licentiousness, passions, drunkenness, revels, carousing, and lawless idolatry.”
Hail Mary…

SECOND MYSTERY

11. Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Hail Mary…

12. Daniel 1:8 “But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the royal rations of food and wine; so he asked the palace master to allow him not to defile himself.”
Hail Mary…

13. Daniel 5:4 “They drank the wine and praised the gods of gold and silver, bronze, iron, wood, and stone.”
Hail Mary…

14. Deuteronomy 32:13-15 “He set him atop the heights of the land, and fed him with produce of the field; he nursed him with honey from the crags, with oil from flinty rock; curds from the herd, and milk from the flock, with fat of lambs and rams; Bashan bulls and goats, together with the choicest wheat— you drank fine wine from the blood of grapes. Jacob ate his fill; Jeshurun grew fat and kicked. You grew fat, bloated, and gorged! He abandoned God who made him and scoffed at the Rock of his salvation.”
Hail Mary…

15. Deuteronomy 21:20 “They shall say to the elders of his town, “This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a glutton and a drunkard.”
Hail Mary…

16. Ephesians 5:18-20 “Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Hail Mary…

17. Galatians 5:1 “For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.”
Hail Mary…

18. Galatians 5:13 “For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another.”
Hail Mary…

19. Galatians 5:19-21 “Now the works of the flesh are obvious: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, anger, quarrels, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these. I am warning you, as I warned you before: those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”
Hail Mary…

20. Galatians 5:22-23 “By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”
Hail Mary…

THIRD MYSTERY

21. Genesis 9:20-21 “Noah, a man of the soil, was the first to plant a vineyard. He drank some of the wine and became drunk, and he lay uncovered in his tent.”
Hail Mary…

22. Hosea 4:10 “They shall eat, but not be satisfied; they shall play the whore, but not multiply; because they have forsaken the Lord to devote themselves to whoredom. Wine and new wine take away the understanding.”
Hail Mary…

23. Hosea 4:18 “When their drinking is ended, they indulge in sexual orgies; they love lewdness more than their glory.”
Hail Mary…

24. Isaiah 22:13-14 “but instead there was joy and festivity, killing oxen and slaughtering sheep, eating meat and drinking wine. “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.” The Lord of hosts has revealed himself in my ears: Surely this iniquity will not be forgiven you until you die, says the Lord God of hosts.”
Hail Mary…

Isaiah 28:7,8 “These also reel with wine and stagger with strong drink; the priest and the prophet reel with strong drink, they are confused with wine, they stagger with strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in giving judgment. All tables are covered with filthy vomit; no place is clean.”
Hail Mary…

25. Isaiah 29:9-10 “Stupefy yourselves and be in a stupor, blind yourselves and be blind! Be drunk, but not from wine; stagger, but not from strong drink! For the Lord has poured out upon you a spirit of deep sleep; he has closed your eyes, you prophets, and covered your heads, you seers.”
Hail Mary…

26. Isaiah 5:11-13 “Ah, you who rise early in the morning in pursuit of strong drink, who linger in the evening to be inflamed by wine, whose feasts consist of lyre and harp, tambourine and flute and wine, but who do not regard the deeds of the Lord, or see the work of his hands! Therefore, my people go into exile without knowledge; their nobles are dying of hunger, and their multitude is parched with thirst.”
Hail Mary…

27. Isaiah 5:20 “Ah, you who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”
Hail Mary…

28. James 4:7-8 “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”
Hail Mary…

29. Judges 13:4 “Now be careful not to drink wine or strong drink, or to eat anything unclean”
Hail Mary…

30. Leviticus 10:9 “Drink no wine or strong drink, neither you nor your sons, when you enter the tent of meeting, that you may not die; it is a statute forever throughout your generations’
Hail Mary…

FOURTH MYSTERY

31. Luke 1:14-15 “You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He must never drink wine or strong drink; even before his birth he will be filled with the Holy Spirit.”
Hail Mary…

32. Mathew 26:41 “Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Hail Mary…

33. Philippians 4:8-9 “Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.”
Hail Mary…

34. Proverbs 23:19-21 “Hear, my child, and be wise, and direct your mind in the way. Do not be among winebibbers, or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and drowsiness will clothe them with rags.”
Hail Mary…

35. Proverbs 23:29-30 “Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? Those who linger late over wine, those who keep trying mixed wines.” Hail Mary…

36. Proverbs 23:31-33 “Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup and goes down smoothly. At the last it bites like a serpent, and stings like an adder. Your eyes will see strange things, and your mind utter perverse things.”
Hail Mary…

37. Proverbs 31:4-5 “It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to desire strong drink; or else they will drink and forget what has been decreed and will pervert the rights of all the afflicted.”
Hail Mary…

38. Romans 1:24 “Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the degrading of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.”
Hail Mary…

39. Romans 12:1 “I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”
Hail Mary…

40. Romans 13:12 “the night is far gone; the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light”
Hail Mary…

FIFTH MYSTERY

41. Romans 13:13-14 “let us live honourably as in the day, not in revelling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarrelling and jealousy. Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.”
Hail Mary…

42. Romans 14:15 “If your brother or sister is being injured by what you eat, you are no longer walking in love. Do not let what you eat cause the ruin of one for whom Christ died.”
Hail Mary…

43. Romans 14:17 “For the kingdom of God is not food and drink but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”
Hail Mary…

44. Romans 14:21 “it is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that makes your brother or sister stumble.”
Hail Mary…

45. Romans 8:7-8 “For this reason the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law—indeed it cannot, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.”
Hail Mary…

46. Sirach 31:25 “Do not try to prove your strength by wine-drinking, for wine has destroyed many.”
Hail Mary…

47. Sirach 31:30 “Drunkenness increases the anger of a fool to his own hurt, reducing his strength and adding wounds.”
Hail Mary…

48. Titus 2:11-13 “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly, while we wait for the blessed hope and the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ.”
Hail Mary…

49. Romans 2:15-16 “They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, to which their own conscience also bears witness; and their conflicting thoughts will accuse or perhaps excuse them on the day when, according to my gospel, God, through Jesus Christ, will judge the secret thoughts of all.”
Hail Mary…

50. Jeremiah 35:14 “The command has been carried out that Jonadab son of Rechab gave to his descendants to drink no wine; and they drink none to this day, for they have obeyed their ancestor’s command. But I myself have spoken to you persistently, and you have not obeyed me.”
Hail Mary…

ROSARY OF OVER COMING LUST

ROSARY OF OVER COMING LUST

How to pray the Rosary

1) Make the Sign of the Cross. 2) Holding the Crucifix, say the Apostles' Creed. 3) On the first bead, say an Our Father. 4) Say three Hail Marys on each of the next three beads. 5) Say the Glory Be. 6) For each of the five decades, announce the Mystery, then say the Our Father. 7) While fingering each of the ten beads of the decade, next say ten Hail Marys while meditating on the Mystery. Then say a Glory Be. (After finishing each decade, some say the following prayer requested by the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima: "O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy.") 8) After saying the five decades, say the "Hail, Holy Queen, followed by this dialogue and prayer:
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


IN THE NAME of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The 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 rose again from the dead. He ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of God, the Father almighty. He shall come again 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.

OUR FATHER, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

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. (3 times). (Recite the 3 Hail Marys while meditating on the three divine virtues of faith, hope and love.)

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.

O MY JESUS, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy. Amen.

THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES (On Monday and Saturday)

I The Annunciation of Gabriel to Mary (Luke 1:26-38; John 1:14)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the Angel Gabriel saluted our Blessed Lady with the title: “Full of Grace,” and declared to her the incarnation of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

II The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the Blessed Virgin Mary, understanding from the Angel that her cousin, Elizabeth, had conceived, went with haste into the mountains of Judea to visit her, and remained with her about three months.

III The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 2:1-21; Matthew 1:18-25)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the Blessed Virgin Mary, when the time of her delivery came, brought forth our Redeemer, Jesus Christ, at mid-night, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for him in the inn at Bethlehem.

IV The presentation of Jesus in the temple (Luke 2:22-38)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the Blessed Virgin Mary, on the day of her purification, presented the child Jesus in the temple, where holy Simeon, giving thanks to God with great joy, received him into his arms, and with the prophetess Anna, proclaimed him Saviour of the world.

V Finding of Jesus in the temple (Luke 2:41-52)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the Blessed Virgin Mary and Joseph, having lost the child Jesus in Jerusalem, sought him for three days, and to their great joy found him in the temple sitting in the midst of the doctors, hearing them and asking them questions.

THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES (On Tuesday and Friday))

I The Agony of Our Lord in the Garden (Matthew 26:36-56)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how our Lord, Jesus Christ, was so afflicted for us in the garden of Gethsamene, that His Body was bathed in a sweat of blood.

II The Scourging of Jesus at the pillar (Matthew 27:26)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how our Lord Jesus Christ, being delivered up by Pilate to the fury of the soldiers, was tied to a pillar and most cruelly scourged.

III Jesus is crowned with thorns (Matthew 27:29-30; Mark 15:16-20; John 19: 2-3)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the soldiers plaited a crown of sharp thorns, and most cruelly pressed it on the sacred Head of our Lord Jesus Christ.

IV Jesus carries the cross (Luke 23: 26-32; Matthew 27:31-32; Mark 15:21; Luke 23:26-32)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how our Lord, Jesus Christ, being sentenced to die, bore with the most amazing patience, the Cross which was laid upon Him for His greater torment and ignominy.

V Crucifixion of our Lord Jesus (Luke 23: 33-46; Matthew 27: 33-54; Mark 15: 22-39; Luke 23: 33-47; John 1917-37)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how our Lord Jesus Christ was stripped off His clothes, and how His hands and feet were most cruelly nailed to the Cross, on which He died, in the presence of His most afflicted Mother.

GLORIOUS MYSTERIES (On Wednesday and Sunday)

I The Resurrection Of Jesus (Matthew 28: 1-10; Mark 16: 1-18; Luke 24: 1-49; John 20:1-29)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how our Lord Jesus Christ, triumphing over death, rose again the third day glorious and immortal.

II The Ascension of Jesus (Mark: 16: 19-20; Luke 24: 50-51; Acts 1: 6-11)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how our Lord Jesus, forty days after his resurrection, ascended into heaven, in the presence of his most Holy Mother, and Apostles and disciples.

III The Descent of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-41)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how our Lord Jesus Christ, being seated at the right hand of God, sent, as he had promised, the Holy Spirit upon his Apostles, who after the Ascension, returned to Jerusalem, and continued in prayer and supplication with the Blessed Virgin Mary, expecting the fulfilment of His promise.

IV The Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary (Revelation 12:1)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the glorious Virgin, many years after the Resurrection of her Son, passed out of this world to Him, and was taken bodily into Heaven, accompanied by the holy Angels.

V The Coronation of Blessed Virgin Mary (Revelation 12:1)
Let us contemplate in this mystery how the glorious Virgin Mary was, to the great jubilation and exultation of the whole court of Heaven, crowned by her Son with the brightest diadem of glory, and how all the Saints rejoice with her in heaven.

THE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES (On Thursday)

I The Baptism of our Lord in the river Jordan (Matthew 3:13-16)
Let us contemplate in this mystery the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan, the descending of the Holy Spirit upon him and the Father’s voice saying: “This is my beloved Son, in him I am well pleased.”

II The Wedding at Cana, when Christ manifested Himself (Jn 2:1-11))
Let us contemplate in this mystery the presence of Mary and Jesus at the wedding feast at Cana and how Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, worked his first miracle – changing water into wine.

III The proclamation of the Kingdom of God (Mark 1:14-15)
Let us contemplate in this mystery Jesus’ proclamation of the coming of God’s Kingdom and his invitation to repent over our sins and to grow in faith.

IV The Transfiguration of Our Lord (Matthew 17:1-8)
Let us contemplate in this mystery the transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor. A voice from heaven said: “This is my Son, the chosen one; listen to him.”

V Last supper and institution of the Holy Eucharist (Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 22-25; Luke 22:14-20; John 6:33-59)
Let us contemplate in this mystery the institution of the Eucharist by Jesus at the Last Supper and thus sharing with us his body and blood as our food and drink in our spiritual journey to heaven.

Litany of our Blessed Virgin Mary

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously 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. Pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, Pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins, Pray for us.
Mother of Christ, Pray for us.
Mother of the Church, Pray for us.
Mother of divine grace, Pray for us.
Mother most pure, Pray for us.
Mother most chaste, Pray for us.
Mother inviolate, Pray for us.
Mother undefiled, Pray for us.
Mother most amiable, Pray for us.
Mother most admirable, Pray for us.
Mother of good counsel, Pray for us.
Mother of our Creator, Pray for us.
Mother of our Savior, Pray for us.
Virgin most prudent, Pray for us.
Virgin most venerable, Pray for us.
Virgin most renowned, Pray for us.
Virgin most powerful, Pray for us.
Virgin most merciful, Pray for us.
Virgin most faithful, Pray for us.
Mirror of justice, Pray for us.
Seat of wisdom, Pray for us.
Cause of our joy, Pray for us.
Spiritual vessel, Pray for us.
Vessel of honor, Pray for us.
Singular vessel of devotion, Pray for us.
Mystical rose, Pray for us.
Tower of David, Pray for us.
Tower of ivory, Pray for us.
House of gold, Pray for us.
Ark of the covenant, Pray for us.
Gate of heaven, Pray for us.
Morning star, Pray for us.
Health of the sick, Pray for us.
Refuge of sinners, Pray for us.
Comforter of the afflicted, Pray for us.
Help of Christians, Pray for us.
Queen of Angels, Pray for us.

Queen of Patriarchs, Pray for us.
Queen of Prophets, Pray for us.
Queen of Apostles, Pray for us.
Queen of Martyrs, Pray for us.
Queen of Confessors, Pray for us.
Queen of Virgins, Pray for us.
Queen of all Saints, Pray for us.
Queen conceived without original sin, Pray for us.
Queen assumed into heaven, Pray for us.
Queen of the most holy Rosary, Pray for us.
Queen of families, Pray for us.
Queen of peace, Pray for us.

Lamb of God who takes away sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
We have recourse to your protection, holy mother of God, reject not the prayers we send up to you in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and Blessed Virgin.
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.
Defend O Lord, we beseech you, by the intercession of Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, this your family from all adversity; and mercifully protect us, who prostrate ourselves before you with all our hearts, from the snares of the enemy through Christ our Lord. Amen.

During Advent

Let us pray.
O God, You who willed that, at the message of an angel, your word should take flesh in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary; grant to Your suppliant people, that we, who believe her to be truly the Mother of God, may be helped by her intercession with You. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

From Christmas to the Presentation of the Lord

Let us pray.
O God, by the fruitful virginity of Blessed Mary, You bestowed upon the human race the rewards of eternal salvation; grant, we beg you, that we may feel the power of her intercession, through whom we have been made worthy to receive the Author of life, our Lord Jesus Christ your Son, who lives and reigns with you forever and ever. Amen.

During Easter

Let us pray.
O God, who by the Resurrection of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, granted joy to the whole world, grant, we beg You, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, his Mother, we may attain the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

HAIL HOLY QUEEN

HAIL HOLY QUEEN, mother of mercy; our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us. And after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen.

Let us pray.
Almighty and eternal God, you have ordained from all eternity, the Blessed Virgin Mary to be the worthy dwelling place of your beloved Son, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Grant, we beseech you, that we who rejoice over her merits, may be preserved by her intercession from all the dangers of the world and eternal death. This we ask through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

MEMORARE PRAYER

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.

FIRST MYSTERY

1. 1 Corinthians 3:3 “for you are still of the flesh. For as long as there is jealousy and quarrelling among you, are you not of the flesh, and behaving according to human inclinations?”
Hail Mary…

2. 1 Corinthians 6:13 “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food,” and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is meant not for fornication but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.” Hail Mary…

3. 1 Corinthians 7:14 “For the unbelieving husband is made holy through his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy through her husband. Otherwise, your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.”
Hail Mary…

4. 1 John 2:15-17 “Do not love the world or the things in the world. The love of the Father is not in those who love the world; for all that is in the world—the desire of the flesh, the desire of the eyes, the pride in riches—comes not from the Father but from the world.”
Hail Mary…

5. 1 Peter 1:14-16 “Like obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires that you formerly had in ignorance. Instead, as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; for it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
Hail Mary…

6. 1 Peter 4:1-2 “Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same intention (for whoever has suffered in the flesh has finished with sin, so as to live for the rest of your earthly life[b] no longer by human desires but by the will of God.”
Hail Mary…

7. 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 “For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from fornication; that each one of you know how to control your own body in holiness and honor, not with lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God”
Hail Mary…

8. 2 Corinthians 5:10 “For all of us must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense for what has been done in the body, whether good or evil.”
Hail Mary…

9. 2 Corinthians 7:1 “Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and of spirit, making holiness perfect in the fear of God.”
Hail Mary…

10. 2 Timothy 2:21-22 “All who cleanse themselves of the things I have mentioned will become special utensils, dedicated and useful to the owner of the house, ready for every good work. Shun youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.”
Hail Mary…

SECOND MYSTERY

11. Colossians 3:2-3 “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.”
Hail Mary…

12. Colossians 3:5-6 “Put to death, therefore, whatever in you is earthly: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry). On account of these the wrath of God is coming on those who are disobedient”
Hail Mary…

13. Deuteronomy 5:21 “Neither shall you covet your neighbor’s wife. Neither shall you desire your neighbor’s house, or field, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
Hail Mary…

14. Ephesians 5:4-5 “Entirely out of place is obscene, silly, and vulgar talk; but instead, let there be thanksgiving. Be sure of this, that no fornicator or impure person, or one who is greedy (that is, an idolater), has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.”
Hail Mary…

15. Ephesians. 4:19-20 “They have lost all sensitivity and have abandoned themselves to licentiousness, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. That is not the way you learned Christ!”
Hail Mary…

16. Galatians 5:16 “Live by the Spirit, I say, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh. For what the flesh desires is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit desires is opposed to the flesh; for these are opposed to each other, to prevent you from doing what you want.”
Hail Mary…

17. James 1:12 “Blessed is anyone who endures temptation. Such a one has stood the test and will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”
Hail Mary…

18. James 1:14-15 “But one is tempted by one’s own desire, being lured and enticed by it; then, when that desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and that sin, when it is fully grown, gives birth to death.”
Hail Mary…

19. James 4:7-8 “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”
Hail Mary…

20. Job 31:1 ““I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I look upon a virgin?”
Hail Mary…

THIRD MYSTERY

21. Mark 7:20-23 “And he said, “It is what comes out of a person that defiles. For it is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come: fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, folly. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”
Hail Mary…

22. Matthew 5:28 “But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
Hail Mary…

23. Matthew 5:29 “If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.”
Hail Mary…

24. Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”
Hail Mary…

25. Philippians 3:19-20 “Their end is destruction; their god is the belly; and their glory is in their shame; their minds are set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Hail Mary…

26. Philippians 4:8 “Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
Hail Mary…

27. Psalm 51:10-11 “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me.”
Hail Mary…

28. Psalm 101:3-4 “I will not set before my eyes anything that is base. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me. Perverseness of heart shall be far from me; I will know nothing of evil.”
Hail Mary…

29. Psalm 119:9-11 “How can young people keep their way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; do not let me stray from your commandments. I treasure your word in my heart, so that I may not sin against you.”
Hail Mary…

30. Psalm 139:23-24 “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Hail Mary…

FOURTH MYSTERY

31. Psalm 41:4 “As for me, I said, “O Lord, be gracious to me; heal me, for I have sinned against you.”
Hail Mary…

32. Psalm 86:11 “Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart to revere your name.”
Hail Mary…

33. Romans 12:1-2 “I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Hail Mary…

34. Romans 7:24-25 “Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!”
Hail Mary…

35. Romans 8:12-13 “So then, brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”
Hail Mary…

36. Sirach 25:3 “If you gathered nothing in your youth, how can you find anything in your old age?”
Hail Mary…

37. Titus 1:15-16 “To the pure all things are pure, but to the corrupt and unbelieving nothing is pure. Their very minds and consciences are corrupted. They profess to know God, but they deny him by their actions. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work.”
Hail Mary…

38. Titus 2:11-13 “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly, while we wait for the blessed hope and the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.”
Hail Mary…

39. Romans 8:6-8 “To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For this reason the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law—indeed it cannot, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God."
Hail Mary…

40. 1 Corinthians 10:13 “No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it.”
Hail Mary…

FIFTH MYSTERY

41. Romans. 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Hail Mary…

42. Hebrews 12:14 “Pursue peace with everyone, and the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.”

Hail Mary…

43. Hebrews 13:4 “Let marriage be held in honor by all, and let the marriage bed be kept undefiled; for God will judge fornicators and adulterers.”
Hail Mary…

44. Romans 14:21 “it is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that makes your brother or sister stumble.”
Hail Mary…


45. Jeremiah 15:19 “Therefore thus says the Lord: If you turn back, I will take you back, and you shall stand before me If you utter what is precious, and not what is worthless, you shall serve as my mouth. It is they who will turn to you, not you who will turn to them.”
Hail Mary…

46. Psalm 19:14 “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”
Hail Mary…

47. Leviticus 22:3 “Say to them: If anyone among all your offspring throughout your generations comes near the sacred donations, which the people of Israel dedicate to the Lord, while he is in a state of uncleanness, that person shall be cut off from my presence: I am the Lord.”
Hail Mary…

48. 2 Corinthians 7:1 “Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and of spirit, making holiness perfect in the fear of God.
Hail Mary…

49. Philippians 2:14-15 “Do all things without murmuring and arguing, so that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine like stars in the world.”
Hail Mary…

50. Exodus 3:5 “Then he said, “Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”

Hail Mary…

ROSARY OF SALVATION

ROSARY OF SALVATION

1. 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
2. 1 John 2:16-17 for all that is in the world—the desire of the flesh, the desire of the eyes, the pride in riches—comes not from the Father but from the world. And the world and its desire are passing away, but those who do the will of God live forever.
3. 1 John 2:1-2 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
4. 1 john 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world.
5. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.
6. Acts 16:31 They answered, “Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
7. Acts 17:27 so that they would search for God and perhaps grope for him and find him—though indeed he is not far from each one of us.
8. Acts 17:30-31 While God has overlooked the times of human ignorance, now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will have the world judged in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.
9. Acts 4:12 There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved.”
10. Ephesians 2:14 For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us.
11. Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.
12. Galatians 6:15-16 For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is anything; but a new creation is everything! As for those who will follow this rule—peace be upon them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
13. Hebrew 12:6 For the Lord disciplines those whom he loves, and chastises every child whom he accepts.
14. Hebrew 2:3-4 How can we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? It was declared at first through the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard him, while God added his testimony by signs and wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit, distributed according to his will.
15. Hebrew 4:12 Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
16. Isaiah 30:20 Though the Lord may give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself any more, but your eyes shall see your Teacher.
17. Isaiah 30:21 And when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left, your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
18. Isaiah 43:18-19 Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
19. Isaiah 43:25 I, I am He who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.

20. James 4:4 Adulterers! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
21. Jeremiah 2:13 For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me,the fountain of living water, and dug out cisterns for themselves, cracked cisterns that can hold no water.
22. Jeremiah 29:11-13 For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart,
23. Jeremiah 29:14 I will let you find me, says the LORD, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, says the LORD, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.
24. John 1:12-13 But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God,who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.
25. John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
26. John 15:16 You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name.
27. John 3:16-18 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
28. John 5:24 Very truly, I tell you, anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life, and does not come under judgment, but has passed from death to life.
29. John 6:29 Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”
30. John 6:37 Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and anyone who comes to me I will never drive away.
31. Luke 11:10 For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
32. Luke 11:9 So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.
33. Luke 12:32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”
34. Mark 12:29-30 Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.”
35. Mark 16:16 The one who believes and is baptized will be saved; but the one who does not believe will be condemned.
36. Mark 8:36-37 For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Indeed, what can they give in return for their life?
37. Mathew 11:28 “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
38. Mathew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
39. Matthew 6:9-13 Pray then in this way:Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one.
40. Psalm 32:1 Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
41. Revelation 21:6 Then he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life.”
42. Revelation 22:12 “See, I am coming soon; my reward is with me, to repay according to everyone’s work.”
43. Revelation 22:13 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
44. Revelation 22:3 Nothing accursed will be found there any more. But the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him.
45. Revelation 3:20 Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to you and eat with you, and you with me.
46. Romans 10:10 For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved.
47. Romans 10:9 Because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
48. Romans 8:28 We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.

THE SEVEN FATIMA PRAYERS

PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH FOR RESPECT FOR LIFE

During the course of the apparitions at Fatima, the three child seers were taught five unique and powerful prayers, two by the Angel of Peace and three by the Mother of God. Later, appearing to Sister Lucy at Rianjo, Spain, Our Lord Jesus Christ dictated two further prayers. For millions of people, these prayers are today a living embodiment of the Message of hope and peace which Our Lady gave the world at Fatima.
The following schedule of prayers is a suggestion only; please feel free to recite them in any order which you find most comforting and appropriate.

Monday
My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You! I ask pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You!

Tuesday
O Jesus, it is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Wednesday
O my Jesus, forgive us, save us from the fire of hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are most in need.

Thursday
O Most Holy Trinity, I adore You! My God, my God, I love You in the most Blessed Sacrament!

Friday
Sweet Heart of Mary, be the salvation of Russia, Spain, Portugal, Europe and the whole world.

Saturday
By your Pure and Immaculate Conception, O Mary, obtain for me the conversion of Russia, Spain, Portugal, Europe and the entire world.

Sunday
Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, I adore Thee profoundly, and I offer Thee the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of the same son Jesus Christ, present in all the Tabernacles of the world, in reparation for all the sacrileges, outrages and indifference by which He Himself is offended. And by the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart, and through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Written by
Rev. Dr. Augustine Vallooran V.C.

PREPARATORY PRAYER

We come into your presence, O Lord, accepting your invitation to take up our daily cross and follow you. The path of our life has been strewn with moments of pain and sin. You were sent by the heavenly Father to take upon yourself this burden of our earthly sojourn. Carrying the heavy burden, you have gone ahead and carrying the little burden and carrying the little burdens of our life we want to follow you. In the past we gave in to self-pity and gave up altogether on hope and slipped into dark despair. In such moments your face was not visible to us. We thought we were alone.

With this Way of the Cross we remember you will never leave us alone. As we follow your footsteps, we want to offer to you every form of grief that burdens our mind, every sickness that cripples our body, every bit of sin that enslaves our soul. We have the confidence of faith that when we offer these burdens of our life to you our cross will share the glory of the Calvary Cross. Mother Mary as you walked in the footsteps of your son to Calvary, walk with us teaching us to pray your prayer, “Here I am, your servant; let it be done to me according to your word”.

On the road to Calvary
Jesus let me walk with Thee
For in thy Cross is my glory.

STATION 1
JESUS IS CONDEMNED TO DEATH
We adore Thee O Christ, and we bless Thee
Because by Thy holy Cross
Thou hast redeemed the world.

“Then Pilate handed Jesus over to them to be crucified.”(Jn 19:17)

Pilate, the Roman Governor is pressurized into pronouncing the most cruel and unjust judgment against Jesus. The Saviour stands lonely, condemned and helpless before the secular and religious powers of the time.

Jesus, Son of God and ocean of mercy, you came to save us from the just condemnation of death. Yet here you stand at the mercy of the merciless. At this hour of your greatest need even your own disciples, the ones you chose and nurtured, have abandoned you. You look around and you realize that the whole world has turned against you. You are surrounded by those who are determined to eliminate you.

My Jesus, there were many moments in my life when the pain of loneliness burned into my heart and the pressure of hatred and ill-will intimidated me. I too was plotted against. Even the best of my intentions were misinterpreted. All those who had something against me got together and there was no one to speak up for me, no one to even offer me their understanding. I turned to many people and places but found no refuge. This unbearable mental anguish that has clouded the various moments of my life, I offer to you.

My Jesus, there were many moments in my life when the pain of loneliness burned into my heart and the pressure of hatred and ill-will intimidated me. I too was plotted against. Even the best of my intentions were misinterpreted. All those who had something against me got together and there was no one to speak up for me, no one to even offer me their understanding. I turned to many people and places but found no refuge. This unbearable mental anguish that has clouded the various moments of my life, I offer to you.

V. Lord Jesus crucified.
R. Have mercy on us.

Condemned Despised my Saviour King
You stand alone to hide my sin
That I might live in your glory.

STATION 2
A HEAVY CROSS IS PLACED ON THE SHOULDER OF JESUS
We adore Thee O Christ, and we bless Thee
Because by Thy holy Cross
Thou hast redeemed the world.

“He went out, bearing His own cross.” (Jn 19:17)

The cross Jesus carried on His shoulders was the burden of the people’s pain and sin. This very burden weighs me down as well. There are heavy responsibilities, painful memories from the past, uncertainties of the future, financial burdens, the day-to-day tasks of life, unfinished responsibilities laid on my shoulders. Fatigued and overwhelmed I find the burden of this life far too heavy for me. I am disillusioned by those who share my journey and I find fault with them; I curse my own destiny and am pushed deeper into the pit of hopelessness. There is no ray of light. Often, I wonder how far I will be able to carry on.

O Lord, I bow down before you and with open hands I pray, give me the grace at every step of the journey, to offer the burdens of my life with your holy Cross. Then I know I shall also receive from your hands the grace to accept the salvation that comes from the Cross.

You accepted the Cross not from the soldiers but from the hands of your Heavenly Father by praying, “Not my will but let yours be done”. On the way of my cross let me never blame anyone or slip into despair. As I see you take up the cross for love of me, all I seek is to pursue the path you took, placing my feet firmly on this way of your cross - the way of salvation. As I walk in your shadow I know I shall shine in the joy of your glory.


V. Lord Jesus crucified.
R. Have mercy on us.

My Saviour’s yoked with a heavy Cross
Faithful servant to the last
For our sins you pay the cost.

STATION 3
JESUS FALLS THE FIRST TIME
We adore Thee O Christ, and we bless Thee
Because by Thy holy Cross
Thou hast redeemed the world.

“For the enemy has pursued me; he has crushed my life to the ground.” (Ps 143:3)

Lord, when I look back, I see the many painful moments in my past when I gave up on the mission of life. It seemed that failure was the final word in all my precious endeavours. I had given my best. Then there was nothing left. Thoughts of despair and self-pity overwhelmed me. I languished in the prison of hatred and despair. I then imagined the only way out was to walk away from my commitments, relationships and the challenges of my responsibilities. I offer to you Lord every such moments of defeat.

Looking at you staggering to rise up again with the cross on your shoulder, I take courage to follow your footsteps, to pick up that cross of my life and know that you are there ahead of me to show me the way.


V. Lord Jesus crucified.
R. Have mercy on us.

Heaven’s King falls to the ground
Burdened by my heavy cross
That I might rise when I am lost.

STATION 4
JESUS MEETS HIS MOTHER
We adore Thee O Christ, and we bless Thee
Because by Thy holy Cross
Thou hast redeemed the world.

“Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, ‘A sword shall pierce through your own soul also’.” (Luke 2:34, 35)

Let no mother ever see a son in such a state, despised as the worst criminal and condemned to be eliminated by the most cruel death. As Simeon had prophesied, a sword pierced through the heart of this mother as her eyes met those of her beloved Son. The intensity of pain and of love was so great that everything else ceased to exist. The pause of the moment and the sigh of the mother was cut sharply by the angry shout of the soldier. The whip cracked. The Son was pushed forward. His heart was torn within. The mother was left behind in an agony beyond what senses could hold.Mother Mary, from the moment you accepted your son into your womb you were solely led by your commitment to God “Here I am, your handmaid. Let it be done to me according to your word.” You did not understand much and yet you did not wait to understand. You were ready to accompany your Son as the Father had directed Him. Mother, when the path of our cross and the pain of incomprehension become too unbearable for us, we pray, come by this torturous path and comfort us with your motherly presence and loving intercession. All we want is for our hearts to love Him as generously and to follow in His footsteps as faithfully as you did.

Mother Mary, from the moment you accepted your son into your womb you were solely led by your commitment to God “Here I am, your handmaid. Let it be done to me according to your word.” You did not understand much and yet you did not wait to understand. You were ready to accompany your Son as the Father had directed Him. Mother, when the path of our cross and the pain of incomprehension become too unbearable for us, we pray, come by this torturous path and comfort us with your motherly presence and loving intercession. All we want is for our hearts to love Him as generously and to follow in His footsteps as faithfully as you did.


V. Lord Jesus crucified.
R. Have mercy on us.

Mother now behold your Son
No greater pain, no greater love
The sword has pierced and torn your heart.

STATION 5
SIMON OF CYRENE HELPS JESUS TO CARRY THE CROSS
We adore Thee O Christ, and we bless Thee
Because by Thy holy Cross
Thou hast redeemed the world.

“They seized one Simon of Cyrene, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus.” (Luke 23:26)

Simon, a lone pilgrim from Cyrene who came to celebrate the Paschal festival in Jerusalem, was passing by, curiously watching the drama. But the soldiers seeing the miserable condition of Lord and scared they would not be able to crucify Him alive now compel the Cyrenian to carry the cross of Jesus.

Lord Jesus, you saw that Simon of Cyrene unaware of any Divine plan grudgingly took the cross, cursing his circumstances. He came to Jerusalem for the blessed experience of the festival. Instead what he got on his shoulder was the curse of the cross of a criminal.

Truly Lord, it had always been your glorious plan to give Simon the blessed role of sharing with you the eternal glory in carrying the Cross of salvation that the heavenly Father had destined for you. How blessed indeed was Simon to assist his Saviour in fulfilling His mission.

When our plans fail and tragic sufferings and unexpected accidents come our way, we have complained about bad luck and even of abandonment. We pray O God, give us the grace to discern your will that every form of pain is a share we are given in holding up your cross to save the world. Open our eyes O Lord to see the glory hidden in the trials of our life. Then shall we rejoice in our crosses and our faith shall be victorious.

V. Lord Jesus crucified.
R. Have mercy on us.

Simon’s forced to bear the Cross
Did he not see Heaven’s choice
Honoured for eternity.

STATION 6
VERONICA WIPES THE FACE OF JESUS
We adore Thee O Christ, and we bless Thee
Because by Thy holy Cross
Thou hast redeemed the world.

“He had no form or comeliness that we should look at him, no beauty that we should desire him… a man of sorrows… as one from whom men hide their faces.” (Is 53:2, 3)

In the midst of the ocean of contemptuous remarks, atrocious accusations and cruel sufferings, a touch of compassion comes from a caring woman of Jerusalem. Boldly Veronica comes forward, refusing to count the cost or weigh the consequences, with an act of mercy.

Lord, it is an indifferent world that we are living in. Everyone is busy trying to climb higher even when it means trampling on others’ lives. No one has the time to bind up the wounds of others or even to consider or care for the suffering humanity that is all around us.

Everyone in tears, every empty stomach crying for food, every distressed soul waiting to be consoled. When we dare to forget our own preoccupations and take time out to care for the other, the magnificent love in your face will be imprinted on our hearts. Whenever we did it to the least of our brethren it is you who is clothed, fed and comforted.

We offer to you Lord all the indifference and arrogance in our hearts that turned us away from those in need. It was from you that we turned our faces away. We pray O Lord, may we never miss the grace of the moment, offered in the suffering brother and sister who comes our way. May every person encountering me be drawn to long for your compassionate face.

V. Lord Jesus crucified.
R. Have mercy on us.

Veronica rushes to Thee
Gently wipes your face bleeding
Your glorious image she will bear.

STATION 7
SECOND FALL OF JESUS
We adore Thee O Christ, and we bless Thee
Because by Thy holy Cross
Thou hast redeemed the world.

“Give heed to my cry; for I am brought very low! Deliver me from my persecutors; for they are too strong for me!” (Ps 142: 6)

The weight of the cross crushes the shoulders of Jesus and the path is stony and impossible, His strength fails Him and His feet gives way. Jesus fell again under the heavy cross and began to crawl like a worm in the dust of the road. The cry from the heart of the mother did not melt the hardness of the heart of the soldiers. With the swords pushed under the cross, they dragged Him out that He may take up the cross again.

Lord Jesus when I took back to my past, I see the many times my will failed me and I fell in sin repeatedly. Failures crushed me. I was jeered at even by my near and dear ones for the wrong decisions I made and rash steps I had taken. It was the good of those around that had prompted me then. Yet even those whom I lived for did not care to utter a word of understanding. I was crushed by shame, self-pity and despair. The loneliness of my human existence hit me hard.

As your face is pushed to the dust, the stones of the hard earth jab into your wounds. As you crawl on the ground under the weight of the Cross, I come to you. O my God, praying for strength for those moments when the struggle was beyond my strength. Give me a glimpse of the sure glory of heaven when the sand of the earth darkens my vision.


V. Lord Jesus crucified.
R. Have mercy on us.

Jesus Lord you fall again
What great agony you take
For my oft repeated sin.

STATION 8
JESUS MEETS THE WOMEN OF JERUSALEM
We adore Thee O Christ, and we bless Thee
Because by Thy holy Cross
Thou hast redeemed the world.

“The women bewailed and lamented him. But Jesus turning to them said, ‘Do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children’.” (Lk 23:27, 28)

The women of Jerusalem came weeping by the way of the Cross. They had seen many criminals carrying the cross and they were happy that society was being rid of those unwanted elements. But now they were shocked and grieved that this should happen to Jesus whom they had seen proclaiming the season of the favour of the Lord; forgiving the sinner, healing the sick and comforting the afflicted. Great though His pain was at that moment, greater was His concern for their consolation and salvation.

Lord, the reward for the good deeds that I do for others is ultimately to be found in you. Even those who benefit from my generosity might turn against me for their own reasons. But you see my heart and you will be there with your faithful and generous love to console me. Even a glass of water given for the sake of the kingdom of God you promised will be rewarded. I can be sure there will be a kind hearted people ready to understand and take my side in the moments of my pain when I am unjustly treated.

As I stand firm in the confidence of your love, I shall receive the grace to rise above my pain and pray for everyone that they may turn to you and be saved.

V. Lord Jesus crucified.
R. Have mercy on us.

Women lost in deep distress
Weep now for the sins of men
Who will not return to Him

STATION 9
JESUS FALLS THE THIRD TIME
We adore Thee O Christ, and we bless Thee
Because by Thy holy Cross
Thou hast redeemed the world.

“He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.” (Is 53:4)

The saviour is pushed to the hardest and most painful fall with the unbearable burden of our obstinate option for sin. Every time we clung onto sin the consequences in all its intensity was felt by the Lord.

Jesus, my meek and humble Lord, I come before you with my arrogant and adamant options for sin right through my life. Confidently justifying that nothing happened in the past when I sinned, I took too many chances. The truth is there was a heavy cost and it was borne by you Lord. The wages of sin is death indeed. Those close to me have suffered even by the most secret sins of mine which I imagined nobody knew and would ever know. It is that power of death that fell heavily upon you my gentle Jesus, crushing you under the cross.

Let me never slip into the casual attitude of the world. In the moments of sin lead me Lord to turn to you in repentance. Then you can take charge of my fall and usher into my heart the righteousness, peace and joy of the Holy Spirit. Let my heart be rooted in the truth that those pleasures of sin that I reach out to and the habits of evil that I imagined I could draw some gain or joy from, can never bring me the blessedness of life. You took all the strength you could to rise up and walk on the way of your Father. I should know that no cost is too dear, no effort is too much to turn to you. For in you and in you alone shall I find life.


V. Lord Jesus crucified.
R. Have mercy on us.

Greatest Pain in this last fall
Just for me you carry on
Lord let me live for Thee alone.

STATION 10
JESUS IS STRIPPED OF HIS GARMENTS
We adore Thee O Christ, and we bless Thee
Because by Thy holy Cross
Thou hast redeemed the world.

“Like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.” (Is 53:7)

The procession reached Golgotha, the place of the skull where Jesus was to be crucified. The self-emptying of Jesus is going to be completed in His ultimate sacrifice of the Cross. In Bethlehem He emptied Himself of His Divine glory taking the form of a helpless child. In Jordan before John the Baptist He stood among sinners for the baptism of repentance, taking upon himself the sin of mankind. Now at Golgotha He is stripped of even His human dignity.

Lord Jesus to this most painful moment of your sacrifice I bring the many sorrowful moments of my past when I was stripped of my rights, my honour and good name. Those I trusted deceived me and stripped me of what was due to me. Those I love rejected me and stripped me of the joy of my living. Those I counted on maligned me and stripped me of my good name. In a cold world I stood naked and lonely, asking that painful question, “Who is there for me?”But you have always been there covering me with your love and giving me the honour of a child of God. For this gift what you paid was your own dignity.

I also offer to you all the abandoned children, all the oppressed and the poor in the world stripped of an honourable life. May they know O God, in their moments of loss and abandonment that they need never bow their heads in shame for you have covered them with your glory.


V. Lord Jesus crucified.
R. Have mercy on us.

Stripped and torn, you bear the shame
For our loss you take the pain
Christ you are my one glory.

STATION 11
JESUS IS NAILED TO THE CROSS
We adore Thee O Christ, and we bless Thee
Because by Thy holy Cross
Thou hast redeemed the world.

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities.” (Is 53:5)

Nails were driven into his palms and he was struck to the wood of the Cross. The legs that went about searching for the sick and to the broken, are now writhing in pain unable to move. The hands that reached out to heal, comfort and bless are now stretched across the wood, submitting to the most extreme pain. The powers of darkness seem to have taken hold of the entire situation.

My crucified Saviour and Lord, there have been sorrowful moments in my life when I felt defeated by those who turned against me. Even my own passions and desires have worked against me trapping me in evil habits, making me a slave to my unfaithfulness. The guilt made me feel wretched and I saw no hope for myself. At these moments I cried out, “Who will deliver me from this slavery?”

Looking at your cross I understand you were nailed inextricably to the Cross that I may be set free to live in the freedom of love and continue your work of the kingdom in my life situation. As I stand at the foot of your Cross, I consecrate my hands and feet and my every breath for your glory to shine through my life.


V. Lord Jesus crucified.
R. Have mercy on us.

Pierced right through his hands and feet
To the Cross our God is nailed
That from sin I would be freed.

STATION 12
JESUS DIES ON THE CROSS
We adore Thee O Christ, and we bless Thee
Because by Thy holy Cross
Thou hast redeemed the world.

“Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into Thy hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this He breathed His last.” (Lk 23:44-46)

After hours of agony, Jesus breathed His last, offering His life in the hands of the Heavenly Father. He entered this world declaring “Here I come to do your will” and now leaved His bodily life by surrendering His spirit to God. His sacrifice is complete. Salvation is achieved.

Lord Jesus, I am sent to this world for a purpose and my style of living is to be moulded by total obedience to you. When my own passions and desires drag me away from my path I need to die to sin, offering my life to you that your will may be done in me.

Your death took away all the bitterness of death and makes the moment of my death a grand moment of love when you come to take me unto yourself. It will not be the end of anything but the beginning of my glorious life with you in heaven. I do not know when and where that moment will be or who will be there by my side at that moment. But your death assures me that you will be there with your angels to take me to eternal bliss. Already now, along with every living moment, I offer the moment of my death into your outstretched hands that invite me to life.

V. Lord Jesus crucified.
R. Have mercy on us.

Darkness covers all the land
Author of life in dying pangs
His last breath was for love of me.

STATION 13
THE BODY OF JESUS IS LAID ON THE LAP OF THE MOTHER
We adore Thee O Christ, and we bless Thee
Because by Thy holy Cross
Thou hast redeemed the world.

“Behold, your mother” (Jn 19:27)

The mother longed to hold her Son on the way of the Cross. Her heart and her hands were reaching out hold Him close to her and give Him a moment of comfort. But there was no way. The rough and cruel band of soldiers did not allow her anywhere close. Finally, though, when she did get to hold her Son, it was the lifeless body, bleeding and mangled.

Mother Mary, how final is your grief? How did your tender heart take this cruel death blow when your beloved Son lay dead in your arms, covered with marks of the extreme torture He endured? Mother, I took to you and I realize that beyond the greatest grief, love shall triumph.

O Lord, I bring those unanswered prayers that question my faith. I remember those times I dared to nurse great hopes and turned intensely to pray and all I got in those moments of blinding grief that have left a crying pain in my heart and in the moments that are yet to come, I pray pour out on me the grace to believe as Your Mother and my Mother did.

Mother in my own grief, I pray come and hold me as you held your son that my faith might rise to shine beyond the ashes of my expectations. No matter what should happen may I always receive the Lord with an open heart as you, my gracious Mother did.


V. Lord Jesus crucified.
R. Have mercy on us.

Mother hold close to her heart
Her son now dead and torn apart
Who can behold this greatest grief.

STATION 14
JESUS IS LAID IN THE TOMB
We adore Thee O Christ, and we bless Thee
Because by Thy holy Cross
Thou hast redeemed the world.

“Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud, and laid it in his own new tomb.” (Mt 27:59)

The body of Jesus was buried in a hurry, even without the usual preparations because the Sabbath was at hand and also since a criminal’s body was not to be embalmed for burial. Jesus had predicted it when Mary of Bethany had anointed him much before his death.

The body of Jesus was buried in a hurry, even without the usual preparations because the Sabbath was at hand and also since a criminal’s body was not to be embalmed for burial. Jesus had predicted it when Mary of Bethany had anointed him much before his death.

Lord, today I am alive, walking on this earth, actively involved in my daily life, holding dreams for a prosperous future and striving towards it. But there will be a morning when the sun will rise and I will not be there to see it because I will be buried under the earth.

It is a passing world that I am living in. If I set my hopes and the meaning of my life only on the achievements of this earth, along with my body everything will decay to the nothingness of the dark tomb. But if I live for you I will reign with you forever. Give me the grace not to be tied down with the affairs of this dying world but to live for you and with you.


V. Lord Jesus crucified.
R. Have mercy on us.

In a borrowed tomb He’s laid
That I might see the light of day
Love amazing to the end.

CLOSING PRAYER

Lord, I have walked with you following your footsteps on the way to Calvary. But your journey did not end with the cross of Calvary or at the dark tomb. It proceeded to the glory of the Resurrection. The Holy Spirit anointed your body and raised you to life. Your Resurrection was the first fruits and the promise is for every one of us that we also will be raised to life.

How glorious indeed is the light of Your Resurrection! We know that we are more than conquerors, for in your love: death, mourning and sin are defeated. In every moment of grief and failure and sin, we shall wait and pray for your Holy Spirit to move in to raise us to a new hope, a hope that will finally be realized in our resurrection to a new life with you.

We remember the promise that “If we die with Him we shall also live with Him”. Let no failure lead us to grief. Let no sin lead us to destruction. Let no sickness lead to self-pity. And let no death be counted as the end. In every such moment let us be able to look at your glorified body and find hope. Our one prayer is that the rays of Your Glorious Resurrection shed light in the dark moments of our life leading us to your presence. Amen.

We adore Thee, Risen Lord!
Death you’ve conquered by the Cross
Darkness quenched by glorious light!

One Our Father and One Hail Mary and One Glory be for the intention of the Pope and conclude with the Act of Contrition.


A STUDENT’S PRAYER

A STUDENT’S PRAYER

Abba Father, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit, I praise you, I thank you and I worship you. Lord Jesus I thank you for all the blessings you have given me. I surrender my intellect, my mind, and my memory into your hands. Heavenly Father, Lord Jesus, send the Holy Spirit upon me. O Holy Spirit, come into my heart, come into my mind, come into my intellect to enlighten me so that I may study well. Holy Spirit, my helper, fill me with your wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Spirit of Jesus, give me a good memory so that I might be able to understand and remember what I am going to study now. O Holy Spirit, I need you, come into me. Thank you, Father, thank you Jesus, thank you Holy Spirit.

(Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be…)

THANKSGIVING PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH FOR A NEWBORN CHILD

O Saint Joseph, you witnessed the miracle of birth, seeing the infant Jesus born of your most holy spouse, the Virgin Mary. With wonder and awe, you took into your arms the Savior. With gratitude that only a parent can know, you glorified God for the birth of his Son, entrusted to your fatherly care.

Like you, Saint Joseph, I too give praise and glory to God for the birth of my child. This child’s life is such a miraculous testimony of God's loving presence. My heart is filled with grateful joy. Join me dear Saint Joseph, in offering thanks to God for the gift of my child.

What great trust and confidence God placed in you, Saint Joseph, by entrusting his only Son into your fatherly care. This inspires me to entrust the spiritual care and protection of my newborn child into your competent and loving hands. Teach, guide, and support me to fulfill well my awesome vocation to be a worthy parent to this child. Amen.

THE ANGELUS

THE ANGELUS

The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,
And she conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit,
Hail Mary…

Behold the handmaid of the Lord. Be it done to me according to your word.
Hail Mary…

And the word was made flesh,
And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary…

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray: Pour forth we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts; that, we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, your 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

Jesus humbled himself
(During Holy Week, from Wednesday evening to Holy Saturday)

Jesus humbled Himself; yes, He humbled Himself even unto death on the cross. Therefore, God has exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is greater than any other name. (Phil 2:8-9)

Let us pray: Lord God Almighty, remember and regard this family which Jesus Christ redeemed by his suffering at the hands of his persecutors and death on the cross. This we ask through Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you, for ever and ever. Amen.

Glory be… (3x); Hail Mary…
(3x)
Regina Caeli – Queen of Heaven

(From Easter until Pentecost)
Queen of Heaven, rejoice, Alleluia
For He whom You did merit to bear, Alleluia
Has risen as He said, Alleluia
Pray for us to God, Alleluia
Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia
For the Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia

Let us pray: O God, you deigned to give joy to the world through the resurrection of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech you that through His Mother the Virgin Mary we may obtain the joys of everlasting life through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

WHAT IS AN INDULGENCE?

An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfaction of Christ and the saints.

An indulgence is partial or plenary according as it removes either part or all of the temporal punishment due to sin. The faithful can gain indulgences for themselves or apply them to the dead.

To understand this doctrine and practice of the Church it is necessary to understand that sin has a double consequence. Grave sin deprives us of communion with God and therefore makes us incapable of eternal life, the privation of which is called the ‘eternal punishment’ of sin. On the other hand every sin, even venial, entails an unhealthy attachment to creatures, which must be purified either here on earth, or after death in the state called Purgatory. This purification frees from what is called the ‘temporal punishment’ of sin. These two punishments must not be conceived of as a kind of vengeance inflicted by God from without, but as following from the very nature of sin. A conversion which proceeds from a fervent charity can attain the complete purification of the sinner in such way that no punishment would remain.

The forgiveness of sin and restoration of communion with God entail the remission of the eternal punishment of sin, but temporal punishment of sin remains. While patiently bearing sufferings and trials of all kind and, when the day comes, serenely facing death, the Christian must strive to accept this temporal punishment of sin as a grace. He should strive by works of mercy and charity, as well as by prayer and the various practices of penance, to put off completely the ‘old man’ and to put on the ‘new man’. Catechism of the Catholic Church 1472, 1473

Plenary indulgences are granted to:
1. The faithful who piously and devoutly receive, even by radio (or television) transmission, the Blessing of the Sovereign Pontiff, when imparted to Rome and the world.
2. A visit to the Blessed Sacrament of at least half an hour.
3. The faithful who devoutly visit a cemetery and pray, even if only mentally, for the departed each day from the 1st to the 8th of November. (Applicable only to the souls in purgatory.)
4. The faithful who spend at least three whole days in the spiritual exercises of a retreat.
5. The faithful who devoutly use an article of devotion (crucifix or cross, rosary, scapular or medal) blessed by the Sovereign Pontiff or by any Bishop, can gain a plenary indulgence on the feast of the Holy Apostles, Peter and Paul, provided they also make a profession of faith according to any legitimate formula.
6. The faithful who during the time of a Mission have heard some of the sermons and are present for the solemn close of the Mission.
7. A priest on the occasion of the first Mass and also to the faithful who devoutly assist at the same Mass.
8. If the full Rosary is recited in a church or public oratory or in a family group, a religious community or pious association; a partial indulgence is granted in other circumstances.
9. A priest, who on the 25th, 50th and 60th anniversary of his Ordination renews before God his resolve to fulfil faithfully the duties of his vocation. If the priest celebrates a jubilee Mass in some solemn manner, the faithful, who assist at it, can acquire a plenary indulgence.
10. The faithful who with the veneration due to the Divine Word, read the Bible for at least one half an hour.
11. The faithful who make the pious exercise of the Way of the Cross.
12. The faithful who visit a church or an altar on the day itself of its consecration, and there recite one Our Father and the Creed. The sacred ceremonies of a First Communion.
13. The faithful who on the day dedicated to the Commemoration of all the faithful departed, piously visit a church, a public oratory and a cemetery. (Applicable only to the souls in purgatory.)
14. The faithful who devoutly visit a church or oratory of the Religious on the Feast of the canonised Founder, and there recite one Our Father and the Creed.
15. The faithful who renew their baptismal promises according to formula in use in the celebration of the Paschal Vigil or on the anniversary of one’s baptism.
16. The faithful who in the solemn liturgical action of Good Friday devoutly assist at the adoration of the Cross and kiss it.
17. The faithful who receive Communion for the first time, or when they assist at the sacred ceremonies of a First Communion.
18. The faithful who assist solemn Jubilee Mass of a priest.

(All these are done in a state of grace and all attachment to sin, even venial sin should be absent. No one, acquiring indulgences, can apply them to other living persons. One must have at least a general intention to gain them. A plenary indulgence can be acquired once only in the course of a day. To acquire a plenary indulgence, it is necessary to fulfil the following three conditions: sacramental confession, Eucharistic Communion, and prayer for the intention of the Sovereign Pontiff.)

Partial indulgences are granted to:
1. The faithful who visit the Most Blessed Sacrament to adore it.
2. The faithful who devoutly visit a cemetery and pray, even if only mentally, for the departed. (Applicable only to the souls in purgatory)
3. The faithful who devoutly recite the Angelus prayer according to the formula indicated for the time of the year in the early morning, at noon, and in the evening.
4. The faithful who piously recite the Apostles’ Creed or the Nicene Creed.
5. The faithful who piously recite the Psalm ‘Out of the depths’ (Ps 129).
6. The faithful who take part in teaching or in learning Christian doctrine.
7. The faithful who piously recite the ‘Memorare’.
8. The faithful who with repentant heart recite the Psalm ‘Have mercy on me’ (Ps 51).
9. The faithful who devoutly take part in the pious exercises of a public novena before the feast of Christmas, or Pentecost, or the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
10. The faithful who devoutly use an article of devotion (crucifix or cross, rosary, scapular or medal) properly blessed by any priest, obtain a partial indulgence.
11. The faithful who piously spend some time in mental prayer.
12. The faithful who pray for the Pope with the below mentioned prayer.

V. Let us pray for our Sovereign Pontiff N.
R. The Lord preserve him and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.

13. The faithful who assist with devotion and attention at the sacred preaching of the Word of God.
14. The faithful who take part in a monthly retreat.
15. The faithful who recite ‘Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace’. (Applicable only to the souls in purgatory)
16. The faithful who with the veneration due the Divine Word make a spiritual reading from Sacred Scripture.
17. The faithful who piously recite the ‘Hail, Holy Queen’.
18. The faithful who on the feast of any Saint recite in his/her honour the oration of the Missal or any other prayer approved by a legitimate authority.
19. The faithful who devoutly sign themselves with the sign of the cross.
20. The faithful who piously recite ‘We fly to your patronage’.
21. The faithful who renew their baptismal promises according to formula in use.
22. The faithful who piously recite the prayer ‘Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom his love commits me here...’
23. The faithful who in their sufferings raise their mind to God, adding even if only mentally some pious invocation.
24. The faithful who in a spirit of faith and mercy serve their brothers and sisters in need.
25. The faithful who in a spirit of penance voluntarily deprive themselves of what is licit and pleasing to them.

(All these are done in a state of Grace and all attachment to sin, even venial sin should be absent. No one, acquiring indulgences, can apply them to other living persons. One must have at least a general intention to gain them.)