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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Sunday, April 18, 2021

 APRIL 18 Third Sunday of Easter 

Joshua, Chapter 8, Verse 1

The Lord then said to Joshua: Do not be AFRAID or dismayed. Take all the army with you and prepare to attack Ai. I have delivered the king of Ai into your power, with his people, city, and land.

 

Joshua was afraid and demoralized because on the Israelites first attempt at taking Ai they were defeated. God here tells Joshua to be cheerful and be filled with calm; be reassured.

 

John Maxwell noted author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership Series states that all Christian leaders need to learn the proper balance between faith and preparation or planning. Joshua is told by God what to do but not how to do it.[1] Joshua planned the particulars of the campaign against the Ai.

 

Law#4-The Law of Navigation: Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course. To make it happen, you have to take action. You must do what you know needs doing. You must do it when it needs to be done. Don’t wait. You can make it happen. Knowing how is not the key but Taking action is.


 

Where should you start?

 

1.      Follow your conscience. What do you feel you should do? What do you want to do?

2.      Consider your passion. What do you get excited about? What do you need to do?

3.      Consider your natural talents. What are you naturally good at without much effort? What hobbies do you have? What interests do you have?

4.      Consider what society needs and values. What do you love to do so much you would do it for free, but people are willing to pay others to do? What do you see others doing that you would like to do?

If you want to find your purpose, you must get on the seldom traveled road to significance filled with setbacks, roadblocks, obstacles, and detours. This road leads to your purpose. You must develop the vision in order to see where you want to be next. Then, you must take the steps to move from where you are to where you want to be. You should always be grateful for where you are and what you have, but you should never be satisfied.[2]

 

ON KEEPING THE LORDS DAY HOLY[3] 

CHAPTER II 

DIES CHRISTI 

The Day of the Risen Lord

and of the Gift

of the Holy Spirit

The day of the new creation

24. A comparison of the Christian Sunday with the Old Testament vision of the Sabbath prompted theological insights of great interest. In particular, there emerged the unique connection between the Resurrection and Creation. Christian thought spontaneously linked the Resurrection, which took place on "the first day of the week", with the first day of that cosmic week (cf. Gn 1:1 - 2:4) which shapes the creation story in the Book of Genesis: the day of the creation of light (cf. 1:3-5). This link invited an understanding of the Resurrection as the beginning of a new creation, the first fruits of which is the glorious Christ, "the first born of all creation" (Col 1:15) and "the first born from the dead" (Col 1:18).

 

Third Sunday of Easter[4]An exhortation on how Christ's flock is to conduct itself and an oblique allusion to the Ascension.

 

Easter Patronage of St. Joseph

EPISTLE. Gen. xlix. 23-26.

JOSEPH is a growing son, a growing son and comely to behold: the daughters run to and fro upon the wall. But they that held darts provoked him, and quarreled with him, and envied him. His bow rested upon the strong, and the bands of his arms and his hands were loosed, by the hands of the mighty one of Jacob: thence he came forth a pastor, the stone of Israel. The God of thy father shall be thy helper, and the Almighty shall bless thee with the blessings of heaven above, with the blessings of the deep that lieth beneath, with the blessings of the breasts and of the womb. The blessings of thy father are strengthened with the blessings of his fathers: until the desire of the everlasting hills should come; may they be upon the head of Joseph, and upon the crown of the Nazarite among his brethren.

GOSPEL. Luke iii. 21-23.

At that time: It came to pass when all the people was baptized, that Jesus also being baptized and praying, heaven was opened: and the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape as a dove upon Him: and a voice came from heaven: Thou art My beloved Son, in Thee I am well pleased. And Jesus Himself was beginning about the age of thirty years, being (as it was supposed) the son of Joseph.

WHAT WE ARE TO BELIEVE CONCERNING THE EVANGELICAL COUNSELS

In what does the perfection of the Christian life consist?

In the perfection of love (Col. iii. 14). The more a man separates himself from the world, and unites himself with God, the more perfect he will be. We can attain to the perfection of the Christian life by means of certain excellent practices known as the evangelical counsels which Jesus Christ lays before us, and to which He calls us, without directly commanding us to adopt them. So that the difference between the commandments and the evangelical counsels consists in this: that the commandments bind us by an indispensable obligation, but the evangelical counsels do not. The evangelical counsels are:

1.       Voluntary poverty. By voluntary poverty is understood a free-will renunciation of the riches and goods of this world in order to follow Jesus Christ in His poverty.

2.       Perpetual chastity. By perpetual chastity we understand a free-will, life-long abstinence, not only from everything that is contrary to purity, but also abstinence from marriage, in order to live only for God and His holy service in virginal purity.

3.       Entire obedience under a spiritual director. By entire obedience we are to understand a voluntary renunciation of one’s own will in order to follow the will and command of a superior whom one chooses for himself.

In practicing the evangelical counsels there are three points to be observed, in order that they may serve, or help to eternal salvation:

·         They must be practiced with a pure intention, seeking thereby nothing else than to please God and to praise His holy name.

·         With great humility, in no way giving ourselves preference over others.

·         By great fidelity in observing not only what one has vowed, but also what is commanded. Also, one should live diligently and strictly according to the commandments, otherwise the practicing of the evangelical counsels will be of no avail.

Daily Devotions

·         Today in honor of the Holy Trinity do the Divine Office giving your day to God. To honor God REST: no shopping after 6 pm Saturday till Monday. Don’t forget the internet.

·         Total Consecration to St. Joseph Day 20

·         Manhood of the Master-week 9 day 5

·         Offering to the sacred heart of Jesus

·         Make reparations to the Holy Face

·         Drops of Christ’s Blood

·         Rosary



Friday, April 16, 2021

Saturday, April 17, 2021

 Saturday of the Second Week of Easter 

Psalm 33, verse 18-19

18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon those who FEAR him, upon those who count on his mercy, 19To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive through famine. 

You cannot receive if you do not ask. Let us ask for God’s mercy and count on it, to deliver our soul from death and keep us alive through this earthly famine for ourselves and others. 

Today if you have time would be a good day to read Saint John Paul II’s encyclical[1] letter-Rich in Mercy

I. HE WHO SEES ME SEES THE FATHER. 

Through Christ's revelation, "we know God especially in his relationship of love towards man" and, particularly, in his mercy, which Christ himself personifies: "He himself, in a certain sense, is mercy." "The truth, revealed in Christ, about God the 'Father of mercies', enables us to 'see' him as particularly close to man, especially when man is suffering, when he is under threat at the very heart of his existence and dignity." The mystery of divine mercy is a unique appeal to the Church: revelation and faith teach us "not only to meditate in the abstract upon the mystery of God as 'Father of mercies', but also to have recourse to that mercy in the name of Christ and in union with him." 

II. THE MESSIANIC MESSAGE. 

Through his actions and words, "Christ makes the Father present among men." In fact, with his lifestyle, Jesus Christ shows the presence, in the world in which we live, of the love that addresses itself to man and embraces all his humanity. 

"The mode and sphere in which love manifests itself in Biblical language is called 'mercy'." Christ, "by becoming the incarnation of the love that is manifested with particular force with regard to the suffering, the unfortunate and sinners, makes present and thus more fully reveals the Father." 

It must be noted that Jesus Christ, "in revealing the love-mercy of God, at the same time demanded from people that they also should be guided in their lives by love and mercy." 

III. THE OLD TESTAMENT. 

Christ addressed himself to men and women who belonged to the People of the Old Covenant, which, "in the course of its history, ... continually entrusted itself, both when stricken with misfortune and when it became aware of its sin, to the God of mercies." 

"The Old Testament teaches that, although justice is an authentic virtue in man, and in God signifies transcendent perfection, nevertheless love is 'greater' than justice: greater in the sense that it is primary and fundamental. ... The primacy and superiority of love vis-a-vis justice ... are revealed precisely through mercy." The foundation of this relationship between justice and mercy in God dates back to "the very mystery of creation": God, as Creator, "has linked himself to his creature with a particular love." 

"Connected with the mystery of creation is the mystery of the election which, in a special way, shaped the history of the people" of Israel. "Nevertheless, through this people which journeys forward through the history both of the Old Covenant and of the New, that mystery of election refers to every man and woman, to the whole great human family. 'I have loved you with an everlasting love, therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you'." 

IV. THE PARABLE OF THE PRODIGAL SON. 

The essence of divine mercy is expressed in a special way in the parable of the prodigal son. "That son, who receives from the father the portion of his inheritance that is due to him ... and squanders it," is "the man of every period, beginning with the one who was the first to lose the inheritance of grace and original justice. ... The parable indirectly touches upon every breach of the covenant of love, every loss of grace, every sin." 

The prodigal son squanders and loses something more important than his material goods: "his dignity as a son in his father's house." When he becomes aware of this loss, he decides to return to his father's house and ask him to treat him like one of his day workers. 

The behavior of the parent in the parable reveals to us God as a Father who is "faithful to the love that he had always lavished on his son." This fidelity is expressed in the readiness, joy and affection with which he welcomes his son when he returns. "The father is aware that a fundamental good has been saved: the good of his son's humanity," his dignity, which "has been, in a way, found again." 

In this parable, Christ shows us mercy as a love that is "able to reach down to every prodigal son, to every human misery, and above all to every form of moral misery, to sin. When this happens, the person who is the object of mercy does not feel humiliated, but rather found again and 'restored to value'." Thus, divine mercy "promotes and draws good from all the forms of evil existing in the world and in man." 

V. THE PASCHAL MYSTERY.

The divine dimension of the Redemption "uncovers the depth of (God's) love which does not recoil before the extraordinary sacrifice of the Son, in order to satisfy the fidelity of the Creator and Father towards human beings." 

The mystery of the Redemption "is the ultimate and definitive revelation of the holiness of God, who is the absolute fullness of perfection: fullness of justice and of love. ... In the Passion and death of Christ ... absolute justice is expressed, for Christ undergoes the Passion and Cross because of the sins of humanity. ... The sins of man are 'compensated for' by the sacrifice of the Man-God. Nevertheless, this justice ... springs completely from love: from the love of the Father and of the Son, and completely bears fruit in love, ... producing fruits of salvation" and "restoring to love that creative power in man." 

"Believing in the crucified Son means ... believing that love is present in the world and that this love is more powerful than any kind of evil in which individuals, humanity or the world are involved. Believing in this love means believing in mercy." In effect, "the Cross is the most profound condescension of God to man, ... like a touch of eternal love upon the most painful wounds of man's earthly existence." 

Furthermore, Christ, "in his resurrection, experienced in a radical way mercy shown to himself, that is to say the love of the Father which is more powerful than death." 

VI. "MERCY ... FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION". 

In the Magnificat, Mary "glorified that mercy shared in 'from generation to generation' by those who allow themselves be guided by the FEAR of God." 

The present generation lives in a world "in which there is so much evil both physical and moral, so as to make of it a world entangled in contradictions and tensions, and at the same time full of threats to human freedom, conscience and religion." This situation produces in man great uncertainty about the future, and "demands decisive solutions, which now seem to be forcing themselves upon the human race." 

One might ask whether justice can be an effective remedy for the evil and the threats which populate the planet. "In the modern world, the sense of justice has been reawakening on a vast scale. ... And yet it would be difficult not to notice that very often programmes which start from the idea of justice ... in practice suffer from distortions. ... It is obvious, in fact, that in the name of an alleged justice (for example, historical justice or class justice) the neighbor is sometimes destroyed, killed, deprived of liberty or stripped of fundamental human rights." 

"The experience of the past and of our own time demonstrates that justice alone is not enough, that it can even lead to the negation and destruction of itself, if that deeper power, which is love, is not allowed to shape human life in its various dimensions." 

VII. THE MERCY OF GOD IN THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH. 

The Church "professes and proclaims mercy - the most stupendous attribute of the Creator and of the Redeemer - when she brings people close to the sources of the Savior’s mercy." Particularly important in this area is "conscious and mature participation in the Eucharist and in the sacrament of penance or reconciliation. The Eucharist brings us ever nearer to that love which is more powerful than death." Penance "prepares the way for each individual, even those weighed down with great faults. In this sacrament each person can experience mercy in a unique way, ... the love which is more powerful than sin." 

The Church also tries to practice mercy by following the teachings of Jesus Christ. It must be noted that "in reciprocal relationships between persons merciful love is never a unilateral act or process," since "the one who gives is always also a beneficiary." 

The forgetting of this bilateral quality of mercy is the reason that attempts are made to remove it from human relations, in order to base them solely on justice. Thus, there is a failure to see that "true mercy is, so to speak, the most profound source of justice. ... The equality brought by justice is limited to the realm of objective and extrinsic goods, while love and mercy bring it about that people meet one another in that value which is man himself, with the dignity that is proper to him." 

The world will only become more human if, along with justice, we introduce into relations among men merciful love and forgiveness, the fundamental condition for reconciliation. 

VIII. THE PRAYER OF THE CHURCH IN OUR TIMES. 

The more today's world loses the sense of mercy, "the more the Church has the right and duty to appeal to the God of mercy ... in an ardent prayer: in a cry that implores mercy according to the needs of man in the modern world." With this cry, we address "the God who cannot despise anything that he has made, the God who is faithful to himself, to his fatherhood," so that his love "may be shown to be present in our modern world and to be more powerful than evil." 

Daily Devotions

·         Saturday Litany of the Hours Invoking the Aid of Mother Mary

·         Total Consecration to St. Joseph Day 19

·         Manhood of the Master-week 9 day 4

·         Offering to the sacred heart of Jesus

·         Make reparations to the Holy Face

·         Drops of Christ’s Blood

·         Iceman’s 40 devotion

·         Universal Man Plan

·         Rosary



Thursday, April 15, 2021

Friday, April 16, 2021

 

Friday of the Second Week of Easter

SAINT BERNADETTE 

Joshua, Chapter 4, Verse 23-24

23 For the Lord, your God, dried up the waters of the Jordan in front of you until you crossed over, just as the Lord, your God, had done at the Red Sea, drying it up in front of us until we crossed over, 24 in order that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty, and that you may FEAR the Lord, your God, forever.” 

Often times we are afraid of shadows but when are eyes are fixed on the promise of God we are filled with optimism. When Joshua crossed the Jordan, he had a representative from each tribe take up a stone from the river to immortalize the day God stopped the Jordan and to recall the day Israel received the promise of God. So today I would like you to reflect what has been the 12 most memorial events for you in the past year in order to focus ourselves on the light rather than the shadows. 

So, what are the 12 memorial stones of your life you would like to present to the Lord? Are there some areas you need help from the Lord in order to be successful?

 

  1. Emotional: How have I grown in love?
  2. Mental: Have I developed any new paradigms?
  3. Physical: Have I overcome a physical weakness?
  4. Spiritual: Have I developed Holy Fear and walked with the Lord? Have I developed any new virtues?
  5. Career: Have I progressed in my career or aided someone in theirs?
  6. Family: Have I had family successes and been open to new life?
  7. Financial: Have I made progress in stewardship of the resources that God has given me?
  8. Learning: Has my mind been open to the Lord and new learning?
  9. Community: Has there been success in areas where I work with my local community?
  10. Church: Has there been growth in my participation with my parish?
  11. Environment: Have I done my part to be environmentally responsible?
  12. Companionship: Have I listened, been nurturing, and positive? 

Remember when you finish reflecting to thank the Lord for your successes and have a grateful heart.

 

St. Bernadette[1]

Marie Bernarde ('Bernadette') Soubirous was the eldest child of an impoverished miller. At the age of fourteen she was ailing and undersized, sensitive and of pleasant disposition but accounted backward and slow. Between 11 February and 16 July 1858, in a shallow cave on the bank of the river Gave, she had a series of remarkable experiences. On eighteen occasions she saw a very young and beautiful lady, who made various requests and communications to her, pointing out a forgotten spring of water and enjoining prayer and penitence. The lady eventually identified herself as the Virgin Mary, under the title of 'the Immaculate Conception'. Some of these happenings took place in the presence of many people, but no one besides Bernadette claimed to see or hear 'the Lady', and there was no disorder or emotional extravagance. After the appearances ceased, however, there was an epidemic of false visionaries and morbid religiosity in the district, which increased the reserved attitude of the church authorities towards Bernadette's experiences. For some years she suffered greatly from the suspicious disbelief of some and the tactless enthusiasm and insensitive attentions of others; these trials she bore with impressive patience and dignity. In 1866 she was admitted to the convent of the Sisters of Charity at Nevers. Here she was more sheltered from trying publicity, but not from the 'stuffiness' of the convent superiors nor from the tightening grip of asthma. 'I am getting on with my job,' she would say. 'What is that?' someone asked. 'Being ill,' was the reply. Thus, she lived out her self-effacing life, dying at the age of thirty-five. The events of 1858 resulted in Lourdes becoming one of the greatest pilgrim shrines in the history of Christendom. But St Bernadette took no part in these developments; nor was it for her visions that she was canonized, but for the humble simplicity and religious trustingness that characterized her whole life.

Patron: Bodily ills; illness; Lourdes, France; people ridiculed for their piety; poverty; shepherdesses; shepherds; sick people; sickness.

The Message of the Virgin of Lourdes[2]

One of the better-known apparitions of Our Lady took place in Lourdes, France in 1858. This shrine continues today to be one of the most popular Marian shrines in the world. Thousands of people visit this shrine every year, a special place of devotion to Our Lady, where many miracles have occurred.

Beginning with her first apparition of February 11, 1858, Mary appeared eighteen times to Bernadette Soubirous, a girl of only fourteen years of age. When Bernadette asked the Lady who She was, she received the reply, "I am the Immaculate Conception." Less than four years before, on December 8, 1854, Pius IX had raised the teaching about the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady to be dogma of faith with these words:

By the authority of Our Lord Jesus Christ, of the blessed apostles Peter and Paul, and our own authority, we declare, pronounce, and define: the doctrine which hold that the Most Blessed Virgin Mary was from the first moment of her conception, by the singular, grace and privilege of almighty God, and in view of the merits of Christ Jesus the Savior of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin, is revealed by God and therefore, firmly and constantly to be believed by all the faithful. (The Christian Faith #709).

It is under the title of the Immaculate Conception that Our Lady is especially honored in our own country.

This message can be summed up in the following four points:

1. It is a heavenly confirmation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception that had just been defined by the Church a few years before.

2. It is an exaltation of the virtues of Christian poverty and humility that are perceived in Bernadette.

3. The spiritual message is that of personal conversion. Our Lady tells Bernadette that the important thing is to be happy in the next life. To attain this, we must accept the cross in this life.

4. Mary stresses the importance of prayer, especially the rosary. Our Lady appeared with a rosary hanging from Her right arm. Penance and humility are also part of the message, as well as a message of mercy for sinners and compassion for the sick.

Daily Devotions

·         Total Consecration to St. Joseph Day 18

·         Manhood of the Master-week 9 day 3

·         Offering to the sacred heart of Jesus

·         Drops of Christ’s Blood

·         Iceman’s 40 devotion

·         Universal Man Plan

·         Operation Purity

·         Rosary



Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Thursday, April 15, 2021

 


Thursday of the Second Week of Easter

ISRAEL INDEPENDENCE DAY 

Joshua, Chapter 4, Verse 14

That day the Lord exalted Joshua in the sight of all Israel, and so during his whole life they FEARED him as they had FEARED Moses.

 

Sometimes we are tempted to follow any leader who is popular. We forget God’s warning about following the proud and evil hearted, for lo, the day is coming, blazing like an oven, when all the proud and all evildoers will be stubble, and the day that is coming will set them on fire, leaving them neither root nor branch, says the LORD of hosts. (Mal 3: 19)

 

We may think that following the leadership of our bishops is a waste of time. You have said, “It is useless to serve God; what do we gain by observing God’s requirements, and by going about as mourners-before the LORD of hosts? But we call the arrogant blessed; for evildoers not only prosper but even test God and escape.” (Mal 3:14-15)

 

God knows the heart of a man and if his heart be true God raises that man up as He did Joshua and Moses. God is not a God of the past and continues to this day in the action of raising a man up and He does so in our Priests and Bishops. Just like an architect that uses rocks and sticks to become temples or bridges God uses men to build his Kingdom. Strive therefore to be God’s man or women. Emulate Joshua in proclaiming, if it is displeasing to you to serve the LORD, choose today whom you will serve, the gods your ancestors served beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose country you are dwelling. As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD. (Joshua 24:15).

 

We should have a holy fear of our Priest and Bishops. We should follow their guidance as we would a beloved father or brother. Like Joshua that led the armies of God today the Bishop of Phoenix asks us men to enter into the breach.[1]

 

Israel Independence Day 


Yom Haazmaut (Hebrew: יום העצמאות) is Israel's Independence Day. Israel declared independence on May 14th, 1948.  This was only a few hours before the British Mandate of Palestine was to draw to an end. Yom Haazmaut is a public holiday in Israel. All commercial establishments are closed, apart from Restaurants, Cafes and Bars. Israelis celebrate Yom Haazmaut with an opening ceremony, comprising lighting of the Masuot (twelve torches, one for each of the twelve tribes of Israel). The honor of lighting each torch is given to outstanding Israelis, such as brave soldiers and policemen, scientists, artists, senior citizens and the like. Yom Haazmaut always occurs the day after Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day to honor fallen soldiers and soldier victims of terrorists).  There are typically firework displays at night, airplane displays and bands during the day. Israeli citizens spend Yom Haazmaut with family and friends, often in a Park, on a beach or at home. The Israel Prize is given in scientific fields to notable scientists, artists and people who made a lifetime contribution to the State of Israel. 

Yom HaAtzma'ut (Israel) Facts & Quotes 

·         Many Jewish prophets in the Bible prophesied that the Children of Israel would return to their land.  Isaiah, Jeremiah and Zachariah made notable prophecies. For example, Jeremiah 29:10.  This is what the Lord says: 'When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place'.

·         In the 19th century, Theodor (Benjamin Zeev) Herzl was the visionary of the State of Israel in his book Altneuland, 'The Old New Land' in 1902.  Tel Aviv (old hill/ new spring) was established in 1909.

·         According to Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook and many others in the Religious Zionist camp, the founding of the State of Israel was considered to be Atchalta DeGeulah the beginning of the final redemption.

·         In the Talmud (Sanhedrin 98a) it is stated by Rav Aba Ein lecha meg'uleh mizu, there is no greater indication of the end of days than that which the prophet Ezekiel (Ezekiel 36:8) prophesizes, Now mountains of Israel, your branches shall come forth and your fruit will be offered to my people Israel.

·         The return of Jews to the Holy Land was also mentioned by Isaiah: On that day (the day of the redemption) a great shofar will be sounded, and those who are lost in the land of Ashur (Assyria) and those who are dispersed in the Land of Egypt will return to the Holy Land. (Isaiah 27:13). 

Yom HaAtzma'ut (Israel) Top Events and Things to Do 

·         Attend a Yom Haazmaut Party, held at many local Israeli/Jewish Communities on the Eve of Yom Haazmaut.  Typically, Israeli food is served, followed by a fireworks display. A live broadcast of the Yom Haazmaut ceremony from Har Herzl, Jerusalem may be watched and culminates in the singing of the Hatikvah, the Israeli National Anthem.

·         Attend a lecture on the connection between Jews, Israel and the Bible.  Yeshivah University holds many public lectures on this topic.

·         Attend a Yom Haazmaut Concert. There are many venues for Yom Haazmaut concerts including popular ones at New York City and Stamford (CT).

·         Take part or view the Bible Quiz (Chidon Hatanach)

Novena for the Poor Souls[2]

O Mother most merciful, pray for the souls in Purgatory!

PRAYER OF ST. GERTRUDE THE GREAT O Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory and for sinners everywhere— for sinners in the Universal Church, for those in my own home and for those within my family. Amen.

PRAYER FOR THE DYING O Most Merciful Jesus, lover of souls, I pray Thee, by the agony of Thy most Sacred Heart, and by the sorrows of Thine Immaculate Mother, to wash in Thy Most Precious Blood the sinners of the whole world who are now in their agony and who will die today. Heart of Jesus, once in agony, have mercy on the dying! Amen.

ON EVERY DAY OF THE NOVENA V. O Lord, hear my prayer, R. And let my cry come unto Thee. O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant unto the souls of Thy servants and handmaids the remission of all their sins, that through our devout supplications they may obtain the pardon they have always desired, Who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.

THURSDAY O Lord God Almighty, I beseech Thee by the Precious Body and Blood of Thy divine Son Jesus, which He Himself, on the night before His Passion, gave as meat and drink to His beloved Apostles and bequeathed to His holy Church to be the perpetual Sacrifice and life-giving nourishment of His faithful people, deliver the souls in Purgatory, but most of all, that soul which was most devoted to this Mystery of infinite love, in order that it may praise Thee therefore, together with Thy divine Son and the Holy Spirit in Thy glory forever. Amen. Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory Be.

Daily Devotions

·         do a personal eucharistic stations of the cross.

·         Total Consecration to St. Joseph Day 17

·         Manhood of the Master-week 9 day 2

·         Offering to the sacred heart of Jesus

·         Drops of Christ’s Blood

·         Universal Man Plan

·         Rosary




[2]Schouppe S.J., Rev. Fr. F. X.. Purgatory Explained