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Join us in praying it for all of your intentions.
Efficacious Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
I. O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you." Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of...... (here name your request)
Our Father....Hail Mary....Glory Be to the Father....Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
II. O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you." Behold, in your name, I ask the Father for the grace of.......(here name your request) Our Father...Hail Mary....Glory Be To the Father....Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
III. O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away." Encouraged by your infallible words I now ask for the grace of.....(here name your request) Our Father....Hail Mary....Glory Be to the Father...Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of you, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, your tender Mother and ours.
Say the Hail, Holy Queen and add: St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.
Litany to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
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, “Heart of Jesus, substantially united to the Word of God,”
Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty, “Heart of Jesus, holy temple of God,”
Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High, “Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate of heaven,”
Heart of Jesus, burning furnace of charity, “Heart of Jesus, vessel of justice and love,”
Heart of Jesus, worthy of all praise, HAVE MERCY ON US
Heart of Jesus, king and centre of all hearts "
Heart of Jesus, in which are all the treasures of wisdom
and knowledge, "
Heart of Jesus, in which dwells all the fullness
of the divinity, “Heart of Jesus, in which the Father is well pleased,”
Heart of Jesus, deepest desire of the human heart, “Heart of Jesus, patient and abounding in mercy,”
Heart of Jesus, generous to all who call upon you, "
Heart of Jesus, fountain of life and holiness,
HAVE MERCY ON US
Heart of Jesus, atonement for our sins, “Heart of Jesus, which suffered rejection for our sake,”
Heart of Jesus, bruised for our sins, “Heart of Jesus, made obedient unto death,”
Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance, “Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation,”
Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation, “Heart of Jesus, victim of our sins,”
Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who hope in you,
HAVE MERCY ON US
Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in you, “Heart of Jesus, our light and resurrection,”
Heart of Jesus, delight of all the saints, "
JESUS, MEEK AND HUMBLE OF HEART
MAKE OUR HEARTS LIKE UNTO YOURS.
Easter is not finished til the descent of the Holy Spirit, and spring bunnies at the convent remind us of that!
Come, Holy Spirit, come, and from your celestial home shed a ray of light divine!
Come, Father of the poor! Come, Source of all our store! Come, within our bosoms shine!
You, of comforters the best;
You, the soul's most welcome guest;
sweet refreshment here below;
in our labour, rest most sweet;
grateful coolness in the heat;
solace in the midst of woe.
O most blessed Light divine,
shine within these hearts of thine,
and our inmost being fill!
Where thou art not, man hath nought,
nothing good in deed or thought,
nothing free from taint of ill.
Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
on our dryness pour your dew;
wash the stains of guilt away;
bend the stubborn heart and will;
melt the frozen, warm the chill;
guide the steps that go astray.
On the faithful, who adore
and confess thee, evermore
in thy sevenfold gift descend;
give them virtue's sure reward
give them thy salvation, Lord;
give them joys that never end.
On this day when we commemorate Jesus ascending into Heaven amid choirs of angels, a very special angel has "descended" on the convent property as our new guardian. The sisters are delighted to have put in place at the convent a beautiful statue of St. Michael the Archangel; a special reminder to pray always for his protection, especially for the church.
Today in 1917, Our Lady of Fatima appeared to the three children in Portugal. She reminds us, “Pray the rosary every day to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war.” Our Lady asked the children, “Do you wish to offer yourselves to God to endure all the sufferings that He may be pleased to send you, as both an act of reparation for the sins with which He is offended and an act of supplication for the conversion of sinners?”
When the children responded yes, Our Lady said, “Well then, you will have much to suffer. But the grace of God will be your comfort.”
The children recounted:
"It was upon saying these last words, 'the grace of God...' that for the first time she opened her hands, which emitted a most intense light that penetrated our breasts, reaching the innermost part of our souls and making us see ourselves in God, Who was that light, more clearly than we can see ourselves in the best of mirrors.
Then, driven by a deep inspiration, we knelt down and repeated inwardly: 'O Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee! My God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament.'”
Let us, like the three heroic children, offer our sufferings to God for the salvation of souls and pray the Rosary daily for peace!
“Divine Mercy: The Message for Our Times.” Sr. Mary Augustine speaks about our need for trust in Jesus during the sisters recent mission at Holy Family Church in West Newton, PA. This was followed by the veneration of the 1st class relic of St. Faustina. Listen to the full talk on www.sistersofreparation.org
In the Diary of St. Faustina, Jesus requests that a Feast of Mercy be established the Sunday after Easter. Jesus promises that all the Divine floodgates for graces will be open that day.
"The soul that will go to confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment." Diary 699. This is like a "second baptism," and if we were to die we can hope to go straight to Heaven!
A Polish Cardinal has said that confession during Lent, suffices to receive this promise. If you haven't gone yet, go ASAP, but be sure to be in a state of grace when receiving communion and unite yourself to the Lord with great trust!
The church has also issued a plenary indulgence on this day. More can be read here: https://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/indulgence.htm
"Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet." Diary 699. In confession Jesus takes away our misery and replaces it with His Mercy!
Most compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself. I bring lukewarm souls into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart. In this fire of Your pure love, let these tepid souls who, like corpses, filled You with such deep loathing, be once again set aflame. O Most Compassionate Jesus, exercise the omnipotence of Your mercy and draw them into the very ardor of Your love, and bestow upon them the gift of holy love, for nothing is beyond Your power.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon lukewarm souls who are nonetheless enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Father of Mercy, I beg You by the bitter Passion of Your Son and by His three-hour agony on the Cross: Let them, too, glorify the abyss of Your mercy. Amen.
CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY (www.sistersofreparation.org/chaplet-of-divine-mercy.html)
Join the sisters on Divine Mercy Sunday for a talk on the Message of Divine Mercy and Veneration of the 1st Class Relic of St. Faustina at 2 P.M. at Holy Family Church, 225 N 2nd St, West Newton, PA 15089 this Sun. April 28th. Hopefully there is something in your area. Most importantly to receive the grace of Divine Mercy Sunday, be in the state of grace by making a good confession, and receive Holy Communion on Divine Mercy Sunday.