DAY 24 - MARY, SPIRITUAL VESSEL, PRAY THAT WE RECEIVE THE FRUIT OF FAITHFULNESS!
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7)
“For by grace, you have been saved through faith. And this is not of yourselves, for it is a gift of God.” (Ephesians 2:8)
“But the Lord said: ‘If you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you may say to this mulberry tree, “Be uprooted, and be transplanted into the sea.” And it would obey you.’” (Luke 17:6)
“For faith is the beginning and the end is love, and God is the two of them brought into unity. After these comes whatever else makes up a Christian gentleman.” -St. Ignatius of Antioch
“Faith means battles; if there are no contests, it is because there are none who desire to contend.” -St. Ambrose “Faith does not quench desire, but inflames it.” -St. Thomas Aquinas
“A faint faith is better than a strong heresy.” -St. Thomas More
“It is not the actual physical exertion that counts toward a man’s progress, nor the nature of the task, but the spirit of faith with which it is undertaken.” -St. Francis Xavier
“Fruit of Faithfulness: Our faith is a free assent to the whole truth that God has revealed. We have faith only if we believe in Christ’s entire public revelation. The Catholic faith is faith that Christ instituted a divine institution, a Church blessed with authority to infallibly teach his public revelation. If we accept only doctrines consistent with our own experience we are not accepting them on faith but rather on human analysis.”
PRAYERS FOR TRADITIONAL 54 DAY NOVENA
THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES OF THE HOLY ROSARY
Prayer before the recitation: Sign of the cross. Hail Mary.
In petition (first 27 days): Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I humbly kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses, full-blown white roses, tinged with the red of the passion, to remind thee of thy glories, fruits of the sufferings of thy Son and thee, each rose recalling to thee a holy mystery, each 10 bound together with my petition for a particular grace. O Holy Queen, dispenser of God’s graces, and Mother of all who invoke thee! Thou canst not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt thou receive my petition; from thy bounty thou wilt give me the favor I so earnestly and trustingly seek. I despair of nothing that I ask of thee. Show thyself my Mother!
In thanksgiving (last 27 days):Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I gratefully kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses full blown white roses, tinged with the red of the passion, to remind thee of thy glories, fruits of the sufferings of thy Son and thee each rose recalling to thee a holy mystery; each ten bound together with my petition for a particular grace. O Holy Queen, dispenser of God s graces, and Mother of all who invoke thee! thou canst not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt thou receive my thanksgiving; from thy bounty thou bast given me the favor I so earnestly and trustingly sought. I despaired not of what I asked of thee, and thou hast truly shown thyself my Mother.
Say: The Apostles’ Creed, Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
For each of the following Mysteries, say: Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
The Resurrection – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of faith and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.
The Ascension – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of hope and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.
The Descent of the Holy Spirit – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of charity and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.
The Assumption of Mary – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of union with Christ and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.
The Coronation of the Blessed Mother – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of union with thee and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.
Say: The Hail Holy Queen.
Spiritual Communion: My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
In petition (first 27 days): Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this spiritual communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon thy brow. O my Mother! Look with favor upon my gift, and in thy love obtain for me (specify request, see below). Hail Mary …
In thanksgiving (last 27 days): Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this Spiritual Communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon thy brow in thanksgiving for (specify request, see below) which thou in thy love hast obtained for me. Hail, Mary, etc.
PETITION: May our Church and our country find hope as we unite at the foot of the cross. (Please add your own petitions to this powerful novena)
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9 For astonishment at the catch of fish they had made seized him and all those with him, 10 and likewise James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners of Simon. Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be AFRAID; from now on you will be catching men.”
When the boat came to shore these men these fishermen; forsook everything. They gave up their careers, businesses, families and were committed 100 percent to the mission of Christ and they followed Him.
Is there anything or anyone in this world that you would give up everything to follow?
These men were not perfect specimens as disciples; yet; our Lord chose them: and through them as imperfect as they were, He created His bride the Holy Roman Catholic church; which is still ran by far from perfect men.
If today, you hear his voice saying do not be afraid; follow Him! Next Thursday is the Feast of the Exaltation the Holy Cross, reflect on if you are willing to exalt the cross in your life and follow Christ.
Catechism of the Catholic Church
PART TWO: THE CELEBRATION OF THE CHRISTIAN MYSTERY
SECTION ONE-THE SACRAMENTAL ECONOMY
CHAPTER TWO-THE SACRAMENTAL CELEBRATION OF THE PASCHAL MYSTERY
catechesis of the liturgy entails first of all an understanding of the
sacramental economy (Chapter One). In this light, the innovation of its
celebration is revealed. This chapter will therefore treat of the celebration
of the sacraments of the Church. It will consider that which, through the
diversity of liturgical traditions, is common to the celebration of the seven
sacraments. What is proper to each will be treated later. This fundamental
catechesis on the sacramental celebrations responds to the first questions
posed by the faithful regarding this subject:
- Who celebrates the liturgy?
- How is the liturgy celebrated?
- When is the liturgy celebrated?
- Where is the liturgy celebrated?
Thursday is the day of the week that our Lord gave himself up for consumption. Thursday commemorates the last supper. Some theologians believe after Sunday Thursday is the holiest day of the week. We should then try to make this day special by making a visit to the blessed sacrament chapel, Mass or even stopping by the grave of a loved one. Why not plan to count the blessing of the week and thank our Lord. Plan a special meal. Be at Peace.
MEDICINAL PLANTS Day 23 FOOD SHORTAGES-Revealed by Heaven to Luz De María
BLESSED GRAPES WHEN SCARCITY BECOMES GENERALIZED, remember that My Mother thought about you way in advance and blessed grapes so that at that instant your hunger will be appeased, also I have asked you to pray NOW for those instants and to prepare yourselves spiritually so you will be able to encounter—with Faith, strength, and perseverance—the instants of harsh and difficult trial that lie ahead for everyone. Our Lord Jesus Christ 09.27.2015 I do not abandon you. Do not forget to keep in your home the blessed grape in My Name for the instants of shortage. Our Lord Jesus Christ 10.27.2014
Prepare the Blessed Grapes Regarding Christ’s request for blessed grapes, Luz de María’s comments: Christ indicates that we must look for a priest and ask him to bless a bunch of grapes (or only one grape because one blessed grape can be used to bless other grapes and can feed two people if they have Faith and are properly prepared spiritually.) This will be useful for times of food shortage. To bless the other grapes: Take one grape blessed by a priest and use it to bless the remaining ones with it, as follows:
Cut each remaining grape away from the bunch with scissors so each one will have a piece of stem attached to it. Each of the new grapes is blessed by rubbing it with the grape that was originally blessed by a priest while saying: “In the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, amen.
Then store the blessed grapes in sterilized containers. Fill ¾ of each container with grapes and then add cognac or brandy (no other liquor) until each container is full. Close the containers properly.
The blessed grapes will keep for as long as necessary until the time when they will be consumed. These blessed grapes may be shared with brothers for them to bless grapes on their own. Fifteen years ago Christ asked us to bless some grapes and today the grapes are still in good condition. If in some country grapes are not available, any other abundant fruit may be substituted if it is small like a grape. The Blessed Virgin Mary indicates how to transfer the blessing of the grapes from one Blessed Grape to a new bunch of grapes so that more people may benefit from them. While the grapes are still attached to the bunch, wash them thoroughly in a solution of water with one or two drops of liquid soap and then rinse them. Then each grape is cut away from the bunch with scissors leaving a piece of stem on each one. Then take one Blessed Grape and rub it against one new grape making the Sign of the Cross on it while saying, “In the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, amen.” Beforehand, prepare a clean glass container with a lid that seals well. The blessed grapes can be eaten by sick people who cannot retain food. People who fast with the Blessed Grape will be protected from plagues, terrible diseases and other catastrophes. People will receive sustenance equivalent to the food, water, vitamins and minerals that the body needs. The brandy used to prepare them has medicinal value (if you are sick take a teaspoon that taken with FAITH will cure). One grape will sustain two people throughout the day. A supply should be kept for up to six months or more (approximately 180 grapes). The Blessed Grape will not sustain any person who mocks or does not believe. One grape will sustain two people for the entire day. A supply should be kept for up to six months or more (approximately 180 grapes). The Blessed Grape will not sustain any person who mocks or disbelieves. Cross on it while saying, “In the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, amen.” Beforehand, prepare a clean glass container with a lid that seals well.
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