Monday, July 22, 2024

The Family that Prays Together Stays Together

Parents, like priests in the Church, have a responsibility to shepherd the flock allotted to their charge (see I Peter 5:1-4). And as parents, we must rediscover our roles as domestic priests and our corresponding responsibility to pass on our faith to our children.

Let's remind our families of the presence of God in our homes. Praying together helps us stay together. Faith and love will grow in our homes when we build a solid altar of prayer.

Saturday, July 20, 2024

Saint Francis dixit

“๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ต, ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ-๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป: ๐—ฎ ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น๐—น ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ, ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ, ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ.”  

-St Francis of Assisi

Thursday, July 18, 2024

The Cross

 Let us teach children to carry the cross, so that as they grow older and face life's trials, they will always cling to the cross of Christ and trust in His grace and mercy.

Thursday, July 11, 2024

๐—” ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—”๐—น๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐——๐—ผ ๐—š๐—ผ๐—ฑ’๐˜€ ๐—›๐—ผ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ช๐—ถ๐—น๐—น

Almighty God, Creator and Sustainer of all, I come before You in humble adoration. Your wisdom surpasses all understanding, and Your love knows no bounds.

I praise You for Your infinite wisdom and boundless love. Thank You for Your constant presence in my life.

Lord, I surrender myself completely to You. Take my thoughts, my words, my actions, and my desires. Purify them, sanctify them, and align them with Your divine plan. May every breath I take be for Your greater glory.

Grant me the courage to say “yes” to Your will, as Mary did at the Annunciation. Like her, may I be Your humble servant, ready to accept whatever You ask of me.

In times of challenge, be my support. When I am weak, be my strength. When I am doubtful, be my certainty. When I am fearful, be my courage. When I am prideful, teach me humility. Grant me patience in times of waiting. Perseverance in times of trial. And gratitude in times of blessing.

Guide me in my daily walk with You. Help me to see Your hand in all things, to trust in Your infinite wisdom and love. May I find joy in serving You and others, knowing that in doing so, I fulfill Your holy will.

Guide me in my vocation and daily duties. May I be a faithful steward of the gifts You’ve given me, using them to build Your Kingdom on earth.

Lord, in my human frailty, when I stray from Your path, gently call me back. Forgive me for the times I’ve placed my will before Yours, and grant me the grace to begin anew each day.

In moments of decision, big or small, may I always ask, “What would You have me do?” Give me the wisdom to choose rightly, and the strength to follow through.

I pray not only for myself but for all Your children. May Your love and peace reign in every heart.

I offer this prayer to You, O God, through Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen.

Sunday, July 7, 2024

๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—˜๐—จ๐—–๐—›๐—”๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—– ๐— ๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—”๐—–๐—Ÿ๐—˜ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ก๐—–๐—œ๐—”๐—ก๐—ข, ๐—œ๐—ง๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ

In the city of Lanciano, Italy, around the year 700 of Our Lord there was a priest of the order of Saint Basil who, though learned in the sciences of the world, was ignorant in ways of God, and was not strong in his faith. He was plagued by a doubt as to whether the consecrated Host was truly the Body of Christ, and the consecrated wine truly His Blood. He had difficulty believing in the mystery of transubstantiation (the miraculous changing of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ).

One morning, as he was celebrating Mass, he had already said the most holy words of consecration ("This is My Body..., This is my Blood..."), as Jesus had taught it to his Apostles, his doubts and errors weighed upon him more heavily than ever. By a most singular and marvelous grace, he saw the Bread changed into Flesh and the wine into Blood.

Frightened and confused by such a great and stupendous Miracle, he stood quite a while as if in a divine ecstasy; but eventually, his fear gave way to the spiritual happiness that filled his soul, and he turned his joyful yet tearful face to those around him, exclaiming "...Behold the Flesh and the blood of our Most Beloved Christ."

At those words, the bystanders ran to the altar and began, with tears, to cry for mercy. The faithful, who, having become witnesses themselves, spread the news throughout the entire city.

Today, twelve centuries after the miraculous occurrence it remains intact, a sustained miracle! Upon a superficial examination, the Host of Flesh, which is still in one piece and has retained the dimensions of the original "Large Host", has a fibrous appearance and a brown color, which becomes light-reddish if one places a light in the back of the Ostensorium.

The blood, contained in the chalice, has an earthly color, inclined toward the yellow of ocher, and consists of five coagulated globules. Each of the parts is uneven in shape and size, and when weighed together, the total weight is equal to that of each piece.

The actual spot of the miracle is located beneath the present day tabernacle of the Church of St. Francis. The Miracle Itself is preserved in the second tabernacle, which is found in the high altar. The Host, now changed to Flesh, is contained in a silver Monstrance. The wine, now changed to Blood, is contained in a crystal chalice.

๐Ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐๐จ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‚๐š๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐ข๐œ ๐‚๐ก๐ฎ๐ซ๐œ๐ก

Local Church and Vatican official have authenticated the Eucharistic miracle on many occasions since the middle ages. In 1672, Pope Clement X declared the altar of the Eucharistic Miracle a privileged altar on all Mondays of the year. In 1887, the Archbishop of Lanciano obtained from Pope Leo XIII a plenary indulgence in perpetuity to those who visit the Church of the Miracle during the eight days preceding the annual feast day, which falls on the last Sunday in October.

๐’๐œ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ ๐’๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ข๐ž๐ฌ

A rigorous scientific analysis was performed in 1970-71 by Professor Dr. Odorardo, University Professor in anatomy and pathological histology and in chemistry and clinical microscopy, Head Physician of the United Hospitals of Arezzo. Prof. Linoli was assisted by Prof. Dr. Ruggero Bertelli, a Professor Emeritus of anatomy at the University of Siena.

๐Ÿ’ŸThe research done on the fragments of the Blood and the Flesh yielded the following results:

๐Ÿ’ŸThe Blood of the Eucharistic Miracle is real blood and the Flesh is real flesh.

๐Ÿ’ŸThe Flesh consists of the muscular tissue of the myocardium (heart wall).

๐Ÿ’ŸThe Blood and the Flesh belong to the human species.

๐Ÿ’ŸThe blood type is identical in the Blood and in the Flesh, type AB.

๐Ÿ’ŸThe proteins in the blood are in the same proportions as those found in normal fresh blood.

๐Ÿ’ŸNo histological dissection has revealed any trace of salt infiltrations or preservative substances used in antiquity for the purpose of embalming. Professor Linoli also discarded the hypothesis of a hoax carried out in past centuries. This report was published in The Sclavo Notebooks in Diagnostics (Collection #3, 1971) and a roused great interest in the scientific world. Also, in 1973, the chief Advisory Board of the World Health Organization appointed a scientific commission to corroborate Linoli’s findings. Their work lasted 15 months and included 500 tests. It was verified that the fragments taken from Lanciano could in no way be likened to embalmed tissue. As to the nature of the fragment of flesh, the commission declared it to be living tissue because it responded rapidly to all the clinical reactions distinctive of living beings. Their reply fully corroborated Professor Linoli’s conclusions. In the extract summarizing the scientific work of the Medical Commission of the WHO and the UN, published in Dec. 1976 in New York and Geneva, declared that science, aware of its limits, has come to a halt, face to face with the impossibility of giving an explanation.

๐Ÿ’ŸThe flesh is still preserved to this day. Professor of anatomy Odoardo Linoli conducted a scientific analysis of the flesh in 1971 and concluded that the flesh was cardiac tissue, the blood appeared to be fresh blood (as opposed to blood that was 1200 years old), and there was no trace of preservatives.

Science, when called to testify, has confirmed what we have believed in Faith and what the Catholic Church has taught for the last 2,000 years; echoing the words of Christ: 

"For my flesh is meat indeed: and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, abideth in me, and I in him."

--John 6:56-57

Friday, July 5, 2024

July 6: Maria Goretti Died A Martyr At Age 11

 ๐Ÿณ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ ๐—ง๐—ผ ๐—ž๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—”๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ ๐—š๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ถ, ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—ข๐—ณ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€

1. Saint Maria Goretti Was Born In 1890 In Corinaldo, Italy. She Was Raised In A Poor Agricultural Family. She Was Known For Her Cheerful And Devout Nature.

2. Maria’s Father Died When She Was Young And Her Mother Worked To Support Their Six Children. Maria Took Care Of The Younger Children While Her Mother Worked. She Prayed The Rosary Every Night For The Repose Of Her Father’s Soul.

3. Maria Goretti Died A Martyr At Age 11. On July 5, 1902, A Neighbor Named Alessandro Serenelli Attempted To Sexually Assault Her. She Resisted, Proclaiming That It Was A Sin And An Offense Against God. Alessandro Stabbed Her Multiple Times, Resulting In Her Death The Following Day.

4. Maria Forgave Her Assailant Before She Died, Expressing Her Desire To See Him In Heaven.

5. Her Attacker Later Experienced A Conversion After Maria Came To Him In A Dream While In Prison. He Deeply Regretted His Actions. After Serving A Prison Sentence, He Attended Maria’s Beatification And Became A Lay Brother In A Monastery.

6. She Is Widely Venerated As The Patron Saint Of Purity, Chastity, Young Girls, And Victims Of Rape Or Violence.

7. Pilgrims Can Visit Her Shrine At The Basilica Of Saint Maria Goretti In Nettuno, Italy, Where Her Body Is Preserved.

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—”๐˜ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฎ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜†

➊ ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ญ๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‚ ๐‘ท๐’“๐’‚๐’š๐’†๐’“/๐‘ซ๐’†๐’„๐’‚๐’…๐’† ๐‘ท๐’“๐’‚๐’š๐’†๐’“

“O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy. Amen.”

๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘’ ๐‘๐’‰๐‘–๐‘™๐‘‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘’๐‘œ๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐’‰๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘’ ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘๐’‰ ๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘’ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ.

➋ ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ท๐’‚๐’“๐’…๐’๐’ ๐‘ท๐’“๐’‚๐’š๐’†๐’“

“My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love Thee! I beg pardon for all those that do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love Thee.”

๐‘‡๐’‰๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘”๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘’ ๐‘๐’‰๐‘–๐‘™๐‘‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘๐‘ฆ ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘”๐‘’๐‘™ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’  ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘’๐‘š ๐‘–๐‘› 1916 ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘’ ๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘’๐‘š. 

➌ ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘จ๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’’๐’” ๐‘ท๐’“๐’‚๐’š๐’†๐’“

“O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee 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.”

๐‘‡๐’‰๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘”๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘’๐‘š ๐‘๐‘ฆ ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘”๐‘’๐‘™ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’.  

๐‘‡๐’‰๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘Ž ๐ธ๐‘ข๐‘๐’‰๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ ๐’‰๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘๐’‰๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘–๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘Ÿ, ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘”๐‘’๐‘™ ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘’๐‘š ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘˜๐‘›๐‘’๐‘’๐‘™๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘๐‘’๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘ก ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ.

➍ ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ฌ๐’–๐’„๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’„ ๐‘ท๐’“๐’‚๐’š๐’†๐’“

“Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee! My God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament.”

๐‘Š๐’‰๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘’ ๐‘๐’‰๐‘–๐‘™๐‘‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘Ÿ๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ 13, 1917, ๐‘ ๐’‰๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘‘, “ ๐‘Œ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘™๐‘™ ๐’‰๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘š๐‘ข๐‘๐’‰ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘“๐‘“๐‘’๐‘Ÿ, ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘’ ๐‘”๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐บ๐‘œ๐‘‘ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก.” 

๐ด๐‘๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐ฟ๐‘ข๐‘๐‘–๐‘Ž, ๐‘Ž ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘”๐’‰๐‘ก ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘”๐’‰๐‘ก ๐‘ ๐’‰๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘’๐‘š ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘–๐‘›๐‘˜๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ก, ๐‘–๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘’๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ. 

➎ ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’„๐’“๐’Š๐’‡๐’Š๐’„๐’† ๐‘ท๐’“๐’‚๐’š๐’†๐’“

“O Jesus, it is for the love of Thee, in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and for the conversion of poor sinners.”

๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘”๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘’ ๐‘๐’‰๐‘–๐‘™๐‘‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ, ๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘ค๐‘’๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘ก๐’‰๐‘’ ๐ท๐‘’๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘’ ๐‘ƒ๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ, ๐‘œ๐‘›  ๐ฝ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘’ 13, 1917.  ๐‘‡๐’‰๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘ค๐’‰๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘ค๐‘’  ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘“๐‘“๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘Ž ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘“๐‘“๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐บ๐‘œ๐‘‘.

Monday, July 1, 2024

๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—•๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜

 ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—•๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ 

               By St. Alphonsus de Liguori

My Lord Jesus Christ,

who for the love you bear us,

remain night and day in this Sacrament,

full of compassion and of love,

awaiting, calling and welcoming

all who come to visit you.

I believe that you are present 

in the Sacrament of the Altar. 

I adore you from the abyss of my nothingness 

and I thank you for all the graces 

you have given me until now, 

and in particular, 

for having given me your Most Holy Mother Mary 

as my advocate 

and for having called me 

to visit you in this church.

I now salute your Most Loving Heart, 

and this for three ends: 

first, in thanksgiving for this great gift; 

second, to make amends to you for all the outrages 

which you receive in this Sacrament 

from all your enemies; 

third, I intend by this visit to adore you 

in all the places on earth 

in which you are present in this Sacrament 

and in which you are the least revered 

and the most abandoned.

My Jesus, I love you with my heart. 

I grieve for having until now so many times 

offended your infinite goodness. 

I purpose by your grace never more to offend you 

for the time to come; 

and now, miserable and unworthy though I am, 

I consecrate myself to you without reserve. 

I give you and renounce my entire will, 

my affections, my desires, and all that I possess. 

From now on, use me 

and all that I have as you wish. 

All I ask of you and desire is your holy love, 

final perseverance 

and the perfect accomplishment of your will.

I recommend to you the souls in Purgatory; 

but especially those who had the greatest devotion 

to the Most Blessed Sacrament 

and to the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. 

I also recommend to you all poor sinners.

And finally, my dear Saviour, 

I unite all my affections with the affections 

of your most loving Heart, 

and I offer them with you to your Eternal Father 

and beg him for your sake 

and for love of you, 

graciously to accept and grant them.