Alleluia, Alleluia! Alleluia!!!!

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He is risen

Hymn from Matins in Paschaltide: 

O Thou, the heavens’ eternal King,
Creator, unto Thee we sing,
With God the Father ever One,
Co-equal, co-eternal Son.

               Thy Hand, when first the world began,
               Made in thine own pure image man,
               And linked to Adam, sprung from earth,
               A living soul of heavenly birth.

And when by craft the envious foe
Had marred Thy noblest work below,
Clothed in our flesh, Thou didst restore
The image Thou hadst made before

Once wast Thou born of Mary’s womb;
And now, new-born from out the tomb
O Christ, Thou bidd’stus rise with Thee
From death to immortality.

Eternal Shepherd Thou dost lave
Thy flock in pure baptismal wave,
That mystic bath, that grave of sin,
Where ransomed souls new life begin.

Redeemer, Thou for us didst deign
To hang upon the Cross of pain,
And give for us the lavish price
Of Thine own blood in sacrifice.

Grant, Lord. in Thee each faithful mind
Unceasing paschal joy may find;
And from the death of sin set free
Souls newly born to life by Thee.

To Thee, once dead, who now dost live,
All glory, Lord, Thy people give,
Whom, with the Father, we adore,
And Holy Ghost forever more. Amen

A living soul of heavenly birth.

“Every knee shall bow…”

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“Jesus” means “God Saves”
(Luke 2:15-21)

St Paul tells us:

“God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow… and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Phil. 2: 9-11).

“Why We Celebrate the Holy Name of Jesus

Father Edward Looney

In the commandments given to Moses on Mount Sinai, and handed down to us, we are told to honor the name of God. It is a name used in prayer and as a blessing, but it is, unfortunately, all too often these days used in vain or as a curse. Nowadays we hear not only the word “God” invoked in negative ways, but also the name of Jesus, the name of God born of the Virgin Mary.

...Why should we celebrate and honor the name of Jesus with a feast?

Here are a few reasons:

    1. A Name Reverenced by All
    • Paul tells us in his Letter to the Philippians, “at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, / of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth” (2:10).
    • The name of Jesus was first spoken by an angel and is the cause of adoration by the heavenly court.
    • It is a name reverenced especially during the Mass, as the General Instruction of the Roman Missal instructs the priest to bow his head at the mention of Jesus’ name (see No. 275).
    • It is a name that evil fears, and when invoked can cast out demons.
    • We honor and celebrate the name of Jesus because the name of God deserves reverence.

By celebrating this feast, we seek to make reparation for the irreverent use of God’s name and restore it to proper dignity.

    1. It Is the Name by Which We Are Saved
    • The angel tells St. Joseph to name the child Jesus because he will save us from our sins (see Mt 1:21). By His incarnation, God made man takes on a name indicating he comes to save us. Jesus becomes the source of our salvation.
    • Since apostolic times, the name of Jesus has been preached and proclaimed. First, by the apostles as they sojourned on their missionary efforts, then by their successors who sought to evangelize, by various missionaries who brought the name of Jesus to the New World, and by teachers of the Faith who sought to combat heresy.
    • We celebrate a feast in honor of Jesus’ holy name because it has been spoken throughout the world, and when proclaimed to those who have never heard His name, lives are changed.
    1. Many Have Died Pronouncing the Name of Christ
    • Those who have worked as missionaries to spread the name of Jesus have often suffered because of His name.
    • In the beatitudes, Jesus foretold that some would be persecuted for His sake (see Mt 5:10). Throughout the history of Christianity, many have shed their blood and died a martyr’s death, some even have professed the name of Jesus on their lips as they breathed their last.

Celebrating the Holy Name of Jesus reminds of us these ancestors in the Faith and hopefully encourages us to want Jesus’ name to be our last word.

    1. There Is Power in His Name
    • Jesus powerfully taught that where two or three are gathered in His name, He would be in their midst (see Mt 18:20).
    • People also called upon Jesus by name when asking for a miracle. The blind man cried out, “Jesus, son of David, have pity on me!” (Lk 18:38), and with that invocation and further conversation his sight was restored.
    • Demons were cast out of the possessed by Jesus’ name (Acts 16:18; 19:16).

 Celebrating the feast of the Holy Name of Jesus reminds us that we should pray the name of Jesus in our struggles or when we are anxious, because His name is powerful for those who call upon Him.

    1. Many Have Been Devoted to the Holy Name for Centuries

The name of Jesus has been a source of devotion for centuries. In 1274, the Council of Lyons recommended that all the faithful should foster a devotion to the name of Jesus.

Many saints also have recommended the devotion, most notably, St. Bernadine of Siena. Fr. Paul O’Sullivan’s book “The Wonders of the Holy Name” gives an exhaustive overview of the countless saints, known and unknown, who promoted devotion to the name of Jesus.

One of the most public displays of devotion to Jesus’ holy name arose out of societies and confraternities dedicated to the Holy Name. While no longer as popular as in days gone by, there are many ways people can foster a devotion today to the name of Jesus.

    • The Eastern Church’s practice of the Jesus Prayer (“Lord, Jesus Christ, son of the Living God, have mercy on me a sinner”) recited many times connects the name of Jesus and invocation for His mercy.
    • The Hail Mary, when split in two parts, hinges on the name of Jesus.
    • Louis de Montfort, in “The Secret of the Rosary” encouraged people to add a short phrase there to focus one’s meditation (for example, “thy womb Jesus, born in poverty, Holy Mary … ”). I developed de Montfort’s suggestion in my Rosary devotional “A Rosary Litany.”
    • There is also a Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus,
    • and many songs such as “Holy God We Praise Thy Name” or “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name,” in addition to several contemporary Christian songs.

We celebrate the feast of Jesus’ holy name in order to foster a deep love for His name. If we pray the name of Jesus continually in this life, then it will be His name that we pronounce when we meet our Savior face to face.”

https://www.simplycatholic.com/why-we-celebrate-the-holy-name-of-jesus/

In fact, when a priest is called to the dying, it is requested that he exhorts the dying person to say repeatedly the Name of ‘Jesus”, even if not aloud, then in his heart – for it is by this Name that demons are scattered and we are saved.

In times of trial, stress, anxiety, sickness, let us not forget the Name above all Names

 

Short Prayers to the Most Holy Name

O sweet Name of Jesus, holy above all names in heaven and on earth, and to which every knee, both of men and of angels in heaven, on earth and in hell bends.  You are the the way of the just, the glory of the saints, the hope of those in need, the balm of the sick, the love of the devout and the consolation of those that suffer.

O, Jesus be to me a help and a protector so that your Name may be blessed for all times…

…..(Manualis Parvulorum XIII)
Thomas A. Kempis

The Golden Arrow

May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most mysterious and unutterable Name of God be always praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified in heaven on earth and under the earth, by all the creatures of God, and by the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ in the most Holy Sacrament of the altar.

This prayer is said to have been revealed by Jesus Himself to a Carmelite Nun of Tours in 1843 as a reparation for blasphemy. “This Golden Arrow will wound My Heart delightfully,” He said, “and heal the wounds inflicted by blasphemy.”

Prayer to the Holy Name – St. Alphonsus

O my Jesus, thou art the Savior who hast given Thy blood and Thy life for me, I pray Thee to write Thy adorable name on my poor heart; so that having it always imprinted in my heart by love, I may also have it ever on my lips, by invoking it in all my necessities.  If the devil tempts me, Thy name will give me strength to resist him; if I lose confidence, Thy name will animate me to hope; if I lose confidence, Thy name will animate me to hope; if I am in affliction, Thy name will comfort me, by reminding me of all Thou hast endured for me.  If I find myself cold in Thy love, Thy name will inflame me by reminding me of the love Thou hast shown me.  I have fallen into so many sins, because I did not call on Thee; from henceforth Thy name shall be my defense, my refuge, my hope, my only consolation, my only love.  Thus do I hope to live, and so do I hope to die, having Thy name always on my lips.

The Incarnation, Birth and Infancy of Jesus Christ; or, The Mysteries of the Faith
St. Alphonsus de Liguori, Redemptorist Fathers, 1927.

Prayer to the Holy Name – St. Bernardine of Siena

Jesus, Name full of glory, grace, love and strength! You are the refuge of those who repent, our banner of warfare in this life, the medicine of souls, the comfort of those who mourn, the delight of those who believe, the light of those who preach the true faith, the wages of those who toil, the healing of the sick.

To You our devotion aspires; by You our prayers are received; we delight in contemplating You. O Name of Jesus, You are the glory of all the saints for eternity. Amen.

St. Bernardine of Siena

Prayer Petition to the Holy Name of Jesus

God, You appointed Your only-begotten Son to be the Savior of mankind, and You commanded His Name to be Jesus. I beg that a most ardent love of Your Divine Son imprint that Name upon my heart; that it always be on my mind, and frequently on my lips; that it be my defense in temptation, my refuge in danger, and my consolation and strength in the hour of my death.

Holy Name Prayer of Contrition

Most Merciful Jesus, by that Precious Blood which you willingly shed for sinners, I beg You to wash away all my sinfulness and to look mercifully upon me, a poor and unworthy sinner, as I call upon Your Holy Name. Mercifully grant me, through Your adorable Name, which is the joy of heaven, the terror of hell, the consolation of the afflicted, the refuge of sinners and the strength of those who repent, the grace of eternal salvation through the holy Name of Jesus.

I ask this in Your Name, who live and reign with God the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

http://www.nahns.com/Website/Devotions/Prayers%20to%20Holy%20Name.htm

Excerpts  from  the Book of Truth

“…You must pay attention every day from now on to praying to God the Father in the name of Jesus Christ, Saviour of the World, for every protection from the evil forces now rampant in every corner. …” (Mother of Salvation:  11 June 2012 @ 12:02pm)

“… Call on Me always to help you, to give you courage, strength and the ability to treat your enemies with the love and compassion that is needed if you are to become a true disciple of Mine. By loving My enemies does not, mean, however, that you accept heresy. I also ask that you refuse to engage in any kind of hatred in My Holy Name.   Proclaim My Word. There is no need to defend it.

Your beloved Jesus Christ

Saviour and Redeemer of all Humanity

(https://missionofsalvation.com/message-1330/ )

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The Name of Jesus should be continually on our lips and in our heart during these troubled times!!!

“Satanists could be lurking anywhere: a personal testimony “

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A Brush with a Satanist

We can’t always recognize Satanists, but they can certainly identify us!

I was shocked and appalled to read of the Black Mass being planned publicly and openly in Noosa, Australia, with the support given by council and politicians. Noosa is a beautiful beach-town and popular East Coast holiday destination- blessed with natural beauty. However, all that glitters is not gold.

While discussing this atrocity with like-minded Catholic mums, (who all signed the Life-Site petition), and after hearing Council ignored the petition, I called for friends to buoycott Noosa and my mind recalled the last time I was there…

It was a secular ‘wedding’ in 2006 that we attended, at a little privately hired resort. My youngest was then 5 months old and my eldest 12 and we attended a ‘wedding’ in Noosa at a resort.

The reception was outdoors in the evening. Alcohol abounded and exotic looking decorations, which from memory included totem pole like structures, flowers and fairy lights.

During the reception, a short, sturdy, dark-skinned man, of ordinary appearance, became friendly talking to my husband and asking him for a smoke. He completely ignored me, not even casting a glance in my direction. I hadn’t been talking to many people (they were all a bit strange to be honest); I was just watching and listening to conversations, keeping an eye on my husband in unknown company. The man may not have known, at that stage, that we were together. I thought nothing much of him until he came up to me.

I  noticed a peculiarity when, after my husband momentarily walked away, this same man suddenly came up to me.  I had been just standing quietly listening, sipping a drink, and trying to stay fairly inconspicuous. He walked straight up to me and said, “You’re a Catholic”. He didn’t even ask; just stated it.. “Yes,” I said, surprised, wondering how he knew. He then turned around and directly left the party; walking away into the dark night (beyond the limit of the fairy lights) and disappeared.  He greeted no-one as he left…He was also not at the after breakfast next day… neither of us saw him again. We don’t know who he was even connected to.

I felt a strange chill when he said to me  what he did , and then immediately went to check on my baby- sleeping in a room nearby.. I felt scared. I hovered nearby protectively and prayed. I was not dressed any differently to anyone else and was not wearing any visible Catholic insignia at the time. I don’t know how he knew I was Catholic. I was likely wearing my crucifix and miraculous medal underneath my dress. My husband knows the story because feeling concerned, I told him, of course! We both discussed how weird it was. The man being a Satanist definitely crossed my mind. A few strange things occurred that night, that being the highlight… but now it seems connected to, what I have been told is, rampant Satanism in the town- scary!

In my recent discussion with Catholic friends, someone said said that Satanists can sense Catholics. I said that I thought it was more than him sensing something.

I actually thought nothing in particular of him, until he approached me with that. I also wonder why he then suddenly left. I think, from memory, that I had participated in a lot of Eucharistic adoration at that time. I regularly attended a prayer group. I assume that’s how he knew. I hope he fled from fear or thinking that he’d get nowhere in that place that night. We must trust God in us, is stronger than us– the same as I imagine my angel is. I have heard that the Eucharistic light is visible to angels and demons.

A friend of mine assists priests in our diocese with exorcisms. He said that they can smell a Catholic. Another friend said, it’s probably the fact that if you’re Catholic and in a state of grace, they can sense that... after all the Holy Spirit is dwelling in your soul! They hate Christ, therefore can’t stand being near you. Darkness hates the Light and cannot abide it.

Upon recalling this event, I was sobered at thinking of all the times that my guardian angel and St. Michael have probably protected or delivered me and my loved ones from evil. It is what we pray daily in the Our Father. I spent time thanking them in prayer now, even though the event was years ago. We don’t always know the significance of events happening around us.

Therefore, no-one should ignore reports of Black Masses occurring.

When it is not fought, it spreads. Join us in combating this infestation. Many concerned people are running initiatives, including Eucharistic Adoration and the Rosary throughout October. Our suggestion is to pray these 3 Crusade prayers daily to help combat Satan and prevent this Black Mass. Crusade Prayers (incl. the Rosary) are 30 x more powerful than other prayers, according to messages in the Book of Truth.

Offer a Novena of these 3 prayers:

(69) Prayer to accept the Divine Will of my Father

Thursday, July 26th, 2012 @ 23:55

God the Almighty Father, I accept your Divine Will. Help your children to accept it.
Stop satan from denying your children’s right to their Father’s inheritance.
Never let us give up the fight for our inheritance in paradise.
Hear our pleas to banish satan and his fallen angels.
I ask you, dear Father, to cleanse the earth with your mercy and to cover us with your Holy Spirit. Lead us to form your most Holy army, laden with the power to banish the beast forever. Amen.

(99) For the salvation of Australia and New Zealand

Sunday, February 10th, 2013 @ 02:18

O God the Almighty Father, in the name of your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on all of your children in Australia and New Zealand. Forgive us our rejection of your Holy Word.

Forgive us the sin of indifference. Rid us of our pagan culture and cover us with the graces we need to inspire hope, faith, and charity among our brothers and sisters.

We beg you for the gift of discernment and ask that you grant all of us the blessings we need to ensure that only the truth of your Holy Word can be heard and that all souls are granted the keys to eternal life.  Amen.

(113) To defeat evil in our land

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 @ 15:26

O Mother of Salvation, come into our midst and cover our land with your protection.  Crush the head of the beast and stamp out his wicked influence amongst us.  Help your poor lost children to stand up and speak the truth when we are surrounded by lies.  Please, O Mother of God, protect our land and keep us strong so that we can remain loyal to your Son in our time of persecution. Amen.

Feast of St Michael the Archangel

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Today is the Feast of St Michael, whether you honour him in the traditional liturgical calendar or in the Novus ordo liturgical calendar. St Michael is very important for these times. His name means “Who is like unto God?” When the rebellious angels in heaven rebelled, he led the battle with the catchcry against them “Who is like unto God?

In these times of evil in the world, when the Church of Christ has been infiltrated, and the sheep and the shepherds  scattered by wolves in sheep’s clothing, let that also be our battle cry:

Who is like unto God?

St Michael is also one of the patron saints of the Jesus to Mankind movement. In the many seminars that have been held around the world, many miraculous, unexplained happenings have occurred. Read about them in the “Official miracles” in the menu on our Home Page.

We need St Michael to lead us in this battle against the evil forces which seek to capture us and to destroy Christ’s Church!

Let us make this prayer to St Michael in these times our own, and implore him each day for protection for us and our families, for the good bishops and priests and for our dearly beloved Church:

Prayer to St Michael the Archangel

Glorious Saint Michael,
guardian and defender of the Church of Jesus Christ,
come to the assistance of His followers, against Whom the powers of hell are unchained.
Guard with special care our Holy Father, the Pope,
and our bishops, priests, all our religious and lay people,
and especially our children.

Saint Michael, watch over us during life,
defend us against the assaults of the demon,
and assist us especially at the hour of death.

Help us achieve the happiness of beholding God face to face for all eternity. Saint Michael, intercede for me with God in all my necessities, especially (petition).

Mighty prince of the heavenly hosts,
and victor over rebellious spirits,
remember me for I am weak and sinful and also prone to pride and ambition. Be for me, I ask, my powerful aid in temptation and cruelty,
and above all do not forsake me in my time of struggle with the powers of evil. Amen.

 

The following titles are taken from The Litany of St Michael the Archangel”

St Michael the Archangel                                  …                     Pray for us
Glorious Prince of the Heavenly armies,
Leader of the Angelic Hosts,
Strength of God
Invincible Prince and warrior,
Angel of peace,
Guide of Christ, Guardian of the catholic faith,
Champion of God’s people,
Guardian angel of the Eucharist, Defender of the Church,
Victorious in the battle against evil,
Guardian and Patron of the Universal Church

Note: The above prayer and Litany are published in a little booklet “St Michael Novena and Prayers”- Imprimatur Francis Cardinal Spellman Abp. N.Y.

 

 

Feastday of La Salette, 19th September, 1846: Remembering the prophecies

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Today, iS A WONDERFUL FEASTDAY!!!

Messages from Our Lady at La Salette (1846) include:

  • Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of the antichrist.’
  • ‘The Church will be eclipsed, the world will be in consternation..” [Abbé Combe, the editor of the 1904 edition, adds the following note after this paragraph. ‘I have from Melanie that the Church will be eclipsed in this sense, that 1) one will not know which is the true pope; 2) for a time: the holy Sacrifice will cease to be offered in churches, and also in houses: so there will be no more public worship. But she saw that yet the holy  Sacrifice would not cease: it would be offered in caves, in tunnels, in barns and in alcoves.’]• “There will be a series of wars until the last war which will then be fought by the kings of the anti-Christ, all of whom will have one and the same plan and will be the only rulers of the world…All civil governments will have one and the same plan: abolish and do away with every religious principal to make way for materialism, atheism, spiritualism and vice of all kinds”.
    • “The Holy Father will suffer a great deal because for a while the Church will yield to large persecution, a time of darkness and the Church will witness a frightful crisis”
  • “Several religious institutions will lose all faith and will lose many souls…A great number of priests and members of religious orders will break away from the true religion. Among these people, there will even be bishops”
    • “Italy will be punished for her ambition in wanting to shake off the yoke of the Lord of lords”

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Jesus tells us that the Prophecies of La Salette and Fatima are now being witnessed.

(Crusader Chris):” I just found this message in the Book of Truth from 6 years ago which is SO relevant to what’s happening now, it was posted on 10 March 2014 exactly six years before the lockdown:

‘The sacraments will become fewer and the number of Masses will be slowly withdrawn until they are rarely held. Every excuse will be made, but all of this will hide the real reason behind their motives. You, My beloved followers, are witnessing everything which My beloved Mother foretold at La Salette and Fatima...’

That’s the part of the message which now registers and makes sense today.”

In another part of the message, something that is very relevant to Parramatta diocese is happening at this very time, where a new RE Curriculum is being proposed for  our Catholic Schools.

See the details in our post at:
https://remnantdisciplesjtm.com/2020/08/31/bp-vincent-long-and-the-revolt-in-his-diocese/

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The following message, given by Jesus on 10th March, 2014 is as follows:

“To demand the rights of Christians will be tantamount to breaking the law

My dearly beloved daughter, very soon you will hear a number of announcements by impostors, who have infiltrated My House on Earth. The heresies which will come tumbling out of their mouths and by their acts will result in new laws, which defile the Word of God and which will be forced upon all those who are faithful to the Word.

The Sacraments will become fewer and the number of Masses will slowly be withdrawn until they are rarely held. Every excuse will be made, but all of this will hide the real reason behind their motives. You, My beloved followers, are witnessing everything which My beloved Mother foretold at La Salette and Fatima. You must understand that the plan is to desecrate every Church of God, before the antichrist sits on the throne in My Temple, in all his vile glory. Those who demand answers will be ignored and later ridiculed for daring to question those who claim to lead My Church on Earth.

Every sin in the Eyes of God will eventually be dismissed. Not only will sin be rejected, but will be presented in every vile form upon My Altar. The abolition of sin will be seen in the indoctrination of children’s education. Children, especially, will be force-fed heresies. They will be told that if they do not accept these teachings that they will be guilty of judging harshly those, who declare sin to be a good thing. Children will be instructed to never openly proclaim the Word of God in the presence of others for fear of being accused of being anti-human rights.

Any attempt to promote morality, in any way, amongst the young, will be violently opposed and condemned. Christians, and those who publicly declare their right to implement Christian Teachings will be beaten down and silenced. Their words will become whispers and people will be ashamed to admit they are Christians. And while the rights of non-Christians will be upheld, it will be the rights of atheists, which will be declared to be of paramount importance.

As I have told you, hatred against Christians will mount on the outside of My Church. Then, on the inside, it will be taken apart piece-by-piece until nothing is left but a shell. The bricks and mortar will still be in place, but My Church on Earth, as you know it, will have changed beyond your understanding.

My people are My people – those who will uphold the Holy Word of God and who continue to avail of the Holy Sacraments, which will be made available to you by My brave and courageous sacred servants, who will never desert Me. 

When you hear My Word – contained in the written Word and passed down for centuries in My Father’s Book – being questioned and analysed, with a desire to rewrite It, then you must know this. I do not authorize such heresy. I condemn these traitors because of the souls they will lead astray. You, too, must never listen to anyone who tells you to deny My Word.

Soon, you will see every law in your countries and churches change, to welcome every kind of sin and legislate for this. Both sets of laws will blend together as one until, eventually, the Word of God will not be discussed or adhered to. To demand the rights of Christians will be tantamount to breaking the law and will be punishable in many ways. For those of you who do not believe that these things are possible, then, you will, sadly, witness these things in your own lifetime and as foretold.

How many of you will remain true to My Word? My Teachings? Not many. Yet, it is those who say that they honour Me now and who are dedicated to My Church, who will be the first ones to turn their backs on the Truth.

Your Jesus”

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday, Dearest Mother!

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Full of Grace

Ark of the Covenant

Morning Star
Mother of God

Help of Christians
                              Cause of our Joy
Queen of Angels

The Memorare

Remember, O Most Loving Virgin Mary,
That never was it known in any age –
that anyone who implored thy help,
fled to thy protection,
or sought thy intercession, was abandoned.
Inspired with confidence, therefor, I fly to thee
O Virgin of Virgins my Mother.
To thee do I come,
Before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful!
Do not, O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise my prayers
But graciously hear and grant them. Amen.

Prayer written by St John Bosco:

O Mary, powerful Virgin, Thou art the mighty and glorious protector of the Church; Thou art the marvellousHelp of Christians’;
Thou art terrible as an army in battle array; Thou alone hast destroyed every heresy in the whole world. In the midst of our struggles, our anguish, and our distress, defend us from the power of the enemy and at the hour of death, receive our souls into Paradise. Amen.

“In the end, my Immaculate Heart will Triumph”.

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We must consecrate ourselves to our Mother’s protection!

Our Lady at Fatima told us that Russia must be consecrated to her Immaculate Heart. Her request has not yet been carried out as she requested it be. She also told us that it would be late.

These are the End Times. Not only Russia, but we, individually, must consecrate ourselves and our families to her Immaculate Heart. Difficult times are upon us.

Difficult times that affect our liberty, our Faith, our clergy, our nations, our health. Now is the time to call on our dearly beloved Blessed Mother for her protection and intercession.

It is up to us to start the ball rolling. We must consecrate ourselves and our families; priests should consecrate their parishes. Some governments have even consecrated their individual nations. Abp. Anthony Fisher consecrated his diocese on the Feast of the Assumption. Another priest in another state had already consecrated his parish a few years ago, but he renewed this consecration last week.

The following prayers are beautifully worded and express our petitions with heartfelt fervour.

Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Queen of the Holy Rosary,
Help of the Christians,
Refuge of the human race,
Conqueress in God’s battlefields,
To You and to Your Immaculate Heart
In this tragic hour of human history
We entrust and consecrate ourselves,
And the Holy Church.

She is the Mystical Body of Your Jesus,
Suffering and bleeding in so many parts
And tormented in so many ways,
We consecrate to You the whole world torn by bitter strife
And consumed by the fire of hatred
The victim of its own wickedness.

Look with compassion to all material and moral destruction
To the suffering and fears of fathers and mothers
Of husbands and wives, of brother and sisters and innocent children.
Look at the many lives cut down in the flower of youth
So many bodies torn to pieces in brutal slaughter
So many souls tortured and troubled
And in danger of being lost eternally.

Oh, Mother of Mercy, obtain peace for us from God!
Obtain especially those graces, which can convert human hearts quickly.
Those graces, which can prepare, establish and insure peace.
Queen of Peace, pray for us;
Give the world at war the peace for which all are longing,
Peace in Truth, Justice and the Charity of Christ.
Give them peace of the arms and peace of mind,
That in tranquillity and order
The Kingdom of God may expand.

Grant Your protection to infidels
And to those still walking in the shadow of death;
Give them peace and permit that the sun of truth may raise upon them;
And that together with us
They may repeat before the Only Saviour of the World:
Glory to God in the highest
And peace on earth among men of good will (Lk2.14)

Give peace to the people separated by error and schism,
Particularly those, who have special devotion to You
And among whom there was no home,
Where Your venerable Icon was not honoured,
Though at present it may be hidden
In the hope for better days.
Bring them back to the One Fold of Christ,
Under the One True Shepherd.

Obtain peace and complete liberty for the Holy Church of God,
Check the spreading flood of neo-paganism,
Arouse within the faithful love of purity
The practice of Christian life and apostolic zeal,
So that the people who serve God,
May increase in merit and number.

All of humanity were once consecrated to the Heart of Your Son.
All our hopes rest in Him, Who is in all times
Sign and pledge of victory and salvation.
Forever we consecrate ourselves to You
And to Your Immaculate Heart,
Oh, Mother and Queen of the World!

May Your love and patronage hasten the victory of the Kingdom of God,
May all nations, at peace with each other and with God, proclaim You Blessed
And sing with You from one end of the earth to the other,
The eternal Magnificat of glory, love and gratitude
To the Heart of Jesus, in which alone,
They can find Truth, Life and Peace
Amen 🙏🏻

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Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Blessed Mary ever Virgin,
Holy Mother of God, Our Lady of Fatima,
We wish today to renew the consecration of ourselves and our Parish of ———————– to Thy Immaculate and Maternal Heart.

We consecrate to Thy Immaculate Heart the clergy and all the lay faithful of the ______________ Parish. We entrust to Thee our married couples and families, the unborn, the young and the elderly, the single and widowed, engaged couples, those who have been and will be called forth from our Parish to serve God in the priestly or religious life, the ill and those burdened by any suffering, and the faithful departed.

Mary, God’s Mother and ours, do not tire of visiting us,consoling us, sustaining us.

Queen, adorned with the sun and crowned with the stars, come to our aid and deliver us from every danger that threatens us.

With this act of entrustment and consecration,we place ourselves totally and forever in Thy royal service, and under Thy sovereign protection.

In this decisive hour for humanity, protect us and deliver us from the enemies of God and man, from the “ powers and principalities” of this world of darkness, and from their minions on earth.

Free the Holy Church of God from all that oppresses Her, and obscures Her Divine origin and life.

Mary, our model in Reparation, grant that we ourselves may repair, by fidelity to our station in life, and through special acts of homage and penance, for the offences committed against Thy Immaculate Heart.

Through Thy Immaculate Heart, Mary, deliver us.

From sins against the life of man especially from its very beginning

at Conception, and at its most vulnerable moments, deliver us.

From the perversion of marriage and of the family, deliver us.

From lust and degradation, deliver us.

From blasphemy and sacrilege, deliver us.

From apostasy, heresy and schism, deliver us.

From the profanation of Sundays and Holy Days, deliver us.

From the obstruction of the worship of God in spirit and in truth, deliver us.

From hatred and from the demeaning of the dignity of the children of God, deliver us.

From every kind of injustice in the life of society, both national and international, deliver us.

From the abuse of authority in Church and State, deliver us.

From totalitarian and diabolical oppression, deliver us.

From the loss of the freedom of the Church, deliver us.

From the treachery of false brethren, deliver us.

From all plagues, deliver us.

From the threat of war, deliver us.

From readiness to trample on the commandments of God, deliver us.

From attempts to stifle in human hearts the very truth of God, deliver us.

From the loss of awareness of good and evil, deliver us.

From the deceptions and seductions of the Devil, deliver us.

From sins against the Holy Spirit, deliver us.

From the fires of hell, and from everlasting loss, deliver us.

Through Thy Immaculate Heart, Mary, triumph and reign.

The unexpected profundity of the First Fatima Prayer

This is so important: The English version of the prayers are beautiful, but so different in meaning, to what God intended. This is so much more relevant to these times. For myself, I am going to say this version from now on.

 

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by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

If you know anything about the approved apparitions of Our Lady and Saint Michael the Archangel at Fatima, Portugal, in the years 1916-1917, then you probably have heard of this prayer, which Saint Michael — the Angel of Peace — taught the three children, on his first Mission to meet them.

O My God, I believe in Thee, I adore Thee, I hope in Thee and I love Thee!  And I ask pardon for those who do not believe in Thee, adore Thee, hope in Thee and love Thee!

However, that is NOT, what the Angel of Peace said. The original Portuguese, in fact, reads thus:

Meu Deus! Eu creio, adoro, espero e amo-Vos. Peço-Vos perdão para os que não crêem, não adoram, não esperam e Vos não amam.

Which in English is this:

My God! I believe, adore, await and love Thee. I ask Thee…

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Pentecost Sunday: Traditional Prayer (Sequence)

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Come, O Holy Spirit, come!
From Your bright and blissful Home
Rays of healing light impart.

Come, Father of the poor,
Source of gifts that will endure
Light of ev’ry human heart.
You of all consolers best,
Of the soul most kindly Guest,
Quick’ning courage do bestow.
In hard labor You are rest,
In the heat You refresh best,
And solace give in our woe.
O most blessed Light divine,
Let Your radiance in us shine,
And our inmost being fill.
Nothing good by man is thought,
Nothing right by him is wrought,
When he spurns Your gracious Will.
Cleanse our souls from sinful stain,
Lave our dryness with Your rain,
Heal our wounds and mend our way.
Bend the stubborn heart and will,
Melt the frozen, warm the chill,
Guide the steps that go astray.
On the faithful who humbly.
Trust in Your Divinity,
Deign Your sevenfold gift to send.
Give them virtue’s rich increase,
Saving grace to die in peace,
Give them joys that never end.
Amen. Alleluia.

(In honour of the Most Holy Trinity, Spirit of God Himself, most Gracious and Most Holy. If any one has been touched by Him, or felt His Presence, words cannot describe Him-only tears; of great love, thanksgiving and repentance. May He touch all those in most need of His Guidance and Mercy right now, especially those for whom God’s will us to pray, and fill us all with His Love.)

The traditional Latin  Mass today ,had in the Propers Scripture quotes which are part of  a prayer many of us say every day. It is so meaningful especially  for the times today:

The prayer:

“Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful. Enkindle in them the fire of Thy Love. Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created , and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.”

What we definitely need is a new Pentecost.The faithful have dwindled, but we know that you will renew the face of the earth. We are just waiting for the day. The Mass Propers today give us a lot to think about.

The Mass Propers today:

The Introit: (Wisdom 1:7)

The Spirit of the Lord hath filled the whole world, alleluia;
and that which containeth all things hath knowledge of the voice.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Psalm:. Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered: and let them that hate Him flee from before His face. …

The Collect:

O God, who on this day hadst taught the hearts of Thy faithful by the light of the Holy Ghost, grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things and ever to rejoice in His consolation.  …

The Epistle: (Acts of the Apostles 2. 1-11 )

When the days of the Pentecost were accomplished, they were all together in one place; and suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming,and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them parted tongues as it were of fire, and it sat upon every one of them; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they began to speak with diverse tongues, according as the Holy Ghost gave them to speak. Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews,devout men, out of every nation under heaven. And when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded in mind, because that every man heard them speak in his own tongue. And they were all amazed, and wondered,saying: Behold, are not all these that speak Galileans? And how have we heard every man our own tongue wherein we were born? Parthians and Medes, and Elamites, and inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, Egypt, and the parts of Lybia about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews also, and Proselytes, Cretes and Arabians; we have heard them speak in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.

Alleluia verse: (Ps 103:3)  “Alleluia, alleluia. V. Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created, and Thou shalt renew the face of earth.”

GOSPEL Jn 14:23-31

At that time Jesus said to His disciples If any one love Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and will make Our abode in him: he that loveth Me not keepeth not My words. And the word which you have heard is not Mine; but the Father’s who sent Me. These things have I spoken to you, abiding with you. But the Paraclete,the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, whatsoever I shall have said to you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, do I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. You have heard that I said to you: I go away, and I come unto you. If you loved Me, you would indeed be glad,because I go to the Father: for the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it come to pass: that when it shall come to pass you may believe. I will not now speak many things with you. For the prince of this world cometh, and in Me he hath not any thing. But that the Father hath given Me commandment so do I.

POSTCOMMUNION: “May the outpouring of the Holy Ghost purify our hearts, O Lord, and by the inward sprinkling of His heavenly dew may they be made fruitful.  …”

Mary, Help of Christians: A special Feast Day

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Today is the feast of Mary Help of Christians.

In Australia, it is a first Class Feast. Our Cathedral in Sydney is named after her. Her image is displayed there. Most importantly, she is Patroness of Australia. We are so fortunate to have her as our Protectress.

In Masses today, ( live-streamed and in small Masses of 10 people at a time), there will be the words of the hymn that I like to think was especially written for us. It was written by academic, poet, journalist, literary critic and hymn writer James McAuley (1917-1976). and set to a tune by composer Richard Connolly (b 1927).   

The words are like a National Anthem – indeed it raises and inflames our hearts with love: to our Blessed Mother and for our country. It is sung with full voice. There were only 10 at Mass today, but it sounded like a battle hymn. Indeed,m what comes to mind is a verse from Song of Songs ( or Canticle of Canticles /Song of Solomon in Douay Rheims version) , which is used in the Legion of Mary as an introduction to the Magnificat:

Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array?” (Ch. 6:9)

“Terrible as an army in battle array” – Our Lady is the army General, ready for battle. The enemy flees at her sight and her Name. She is Queen of Heaven and Earth, and Co-Redemptrix. In the image, both she and her Son, Jesus, wear a Crown. She holds the sceptre of authority; Jesus holds the “orb” – the globe with the Cross on top of it indicating that Christ rules the world.

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The best news is that today, the Bishops of Australia are to consecrate Australia to the  Immaculate Heart of Mary Help of Christians!

It is a great shame, though, that not many faithful will be able to be at Masses to celebrate this. In fact, it has not been advertised. I guess,” No Mass, no bulletins”

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Our Lady – Mary Help of Christians- , as Patroness of Australia is placed with Australia at her feet.  The words of our hymn are heartfelt and strong:

“Help of Christians, guard this land,
From assault or inward stain,
Let it be what Christ has planned,
His new Eden where you roam.

Teach us that in Christ your Son
Lies the wisdom to be free;
For the Cross, which we would shun,
Is man’s Tree of Liberty.”

Other stanzas mention:
“powers of hell’; “coward heart”;
“our peace be trampled down”;

and the final line’
“Draw us to your victory”

 

Mary, our Queen and our Mother and “Help of Christians” has always been fighting for her children, in the worst times of our history: at the Battle of Lepanto, and others.

When Napoleon took over France. Pope Pius VII was kidnapped by Napoleon  and imprisoned and subjected to trials and humiliations for 5 years. In the Battle of Leipzig, a coalition of armies from Russia, Prussia, Austria, and Sweden defeated the army of Napoleon. When the pope was released, he attributed the victory to Mary’s intercession. After Napoleon’s defeat, the pope gave thanks to God and Mary by declaring May 24 as the Feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians in Jan.1814

“The Feast Day of Our Lady Mary Help of Christians has been celebrated in Australia since 1844. …

The infant church in Australia had a special reason for turning to Mary. No priests were sent to the colony in its early days and Mass was not allowed except for one brief year until 1820. It was largely the Rosary in those early days that kept the faith alive.

The Australian Catholic community remained faithful to Mary and Australia was the first nation to choose her under the title, ‘Mary Help of Christians’ as principle Patroness.

Australia also became the first country to have a cathedral dedicated in Our Lady, Mary’s name. St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney was dedicated in her honour by the Irish pioneer priest, Fr John Therry who arrived in Sydney in 1820.”

https://www.columban.org.au/media-and-publications/articles/features/2012/feast-day-24-may-our-lady-mary-help-of-christians

Australian Prayers to Mary, Help of Christians

Prayer to Our Lady Help of Christians  for Australia

Lord, You place deep in our hearts,the love of Mary, Help of Christians.
Through her prayers grant wisdom to our leaders and integrity to our citizens.Under her protection may Australia be granted harmony, justice and peace. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Crusade of Prayer for the Safety of Australia as a Christian Nation

(Imprimatur T. F. Little 13th November, 1975)

Almighty God, we thy people cry out in our affliction. Do not scorn us, but for the glory of Thy name, come to our rescue. Look mercifully upon us in our tribulation, and, though we have justly deserved punishment, turn away Thy wrath. Through Jesus Christ, Our lord, Amen.

Mary, Help of Christians,

bring succour and peace to Australia.

Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Help of Christians, Patroness of Australia.

O Mary, Help of Christians,Patroness of Australia, Mother of mercy, 
Queen of Heaven and earth, refuge of sinners, we consecrate ourselves to your Immaculate  Heart.To you we consecrate our country, our families, our hearts, our souls and all that we have.
And in order that this consecration may be truly effective and lasting, we renew today the promises of our Baptism and Confirmation; and we undertake to live as good Christians – faithful to God,the Church and the Holy father. 
We desire to pray the rosary, partake in the Holy Eucharist,attach special importance to the first Saturday of the month and work for the conversion of sinners.
Furthermore, we promise, O most holy Virgin,that we will zealously spread devotion to you, so that through our consecration to your Immaculate Heart 
and through your own intercession,the coming of the Kingdom of Christ in the world may be hastened. Amen.