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WHY EVERY CATHOLIC NEEDS TO JOIN THE CONFRATERNITY OF THE HOLY ROSARY
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During This Time Of Diabolical Disorientation And Mass Confusion Of The Faith, It Is More Important Now Than Any Other Time For Catholics To Put On The Full Armor Of God And Join The Confraternity. Satan Will Try To Stop You Don’t Let Him.
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The Immaculate alone has from God the promise of victory over Satan.
(Saint Maximilian Kolbe)
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Mary was made Mother of God to obtain salvation for many who, on account of their wicked lives, could not be saved according to the rigor of Divine justice, but might be saved with the help of her sweet mercy and powerful intercession.
(St. John Chrysostom)
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http://www.dominicansavrille.us/signup-form-for-the-rosary-confraternity/
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BENEFITS OF JOINING THE CONFRATERNITY
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1. The special protection of the Mother of God.
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2. A share in the prayer of countless Millions of members the world over, and this even after death.
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3. A share in the prayers, Masses and apostolic works of the entire Dominican Order.
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4. The intercession of the entire Heavenly Court.
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5. Various plenary and partial indulgences.
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The Rosary Confraternity is a spiritual association, the members of which pray the entire rosary during the course of a week. They form a union of the faithful in heaven and one earth who, along with their own intentions, include the intentions and needs of all its members.
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“If anyone has the happiness of being in the Confraternity of the Rosary, he has in all corners of the world brothers and sisters who pray for him.” -St. John Vianney
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“Whenever a person fulfills his obligation of reciting the Rosary according to the rule of the Confraternity, he includes in his intentions all its members, and they in turn render him the same service many times over.” -Pope Leo XIII
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Saint Louis de Montfort tells the story of a young girl of noble station named Alexandra, who had been miraculously converted and enrolled by St. Dominic in the Confraternity of the Rosary.
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After her death, she appeared to him and said she had been condemned to seven hundred years in purgatory because of her own sins and those she had caused others to commit by her worldly ways. So she implored him to ease her pains by his prayers and to ask the Confraternity members to pray for the same end. St. Dominic did as she had asked.
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Two weeks later she appeared to him, more radiant than the sun, having been quickly delivered from purgatory by the prayers of the Confraternity members. She also told St. Dominic that she had come on behalf of the souls in purgatory to beg him to go on preaching the Rosary and to ask their relations to offer their Rosaries for them, and that they would reward them abundantly when they entered into glory.
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The Fifteen Promises of Mary Granted to those who Recite the Rosary Daily
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The Blessed Virgin Mary Promised to Saint Dominic and to all who follow that “Whatever you ask in the Rosary will be granted.” She left for all Christians Fifteen Promises to those who recite the Holy Rosary.
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Imparted to Saint Dominic and Blessed Alan de la Roche
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1. Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall receive signal graces.
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2. I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the Rosary.
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3. The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.
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4.The Rosary will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire for eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means.
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5. The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall not perish.
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6. Whoever shall recite the Rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its sacred mysteries shall never be conquered by misfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not perish by an unprovided death; if he be just he shall remain in the grace of God, and become worthy of eternal life.
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7. Whoever shall have a true devotion for the Rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church.
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8. Those who are faithful to recite the Rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plenititude of His graces; at the moment of death they shall participate in the merits of the saints in paradise.
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9. I shall deliver from Purgatory those who have been devoted to the Rosary.
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10. The faithful children of the Rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in Heaven.
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11. You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.
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12. All those who propagate the Holy Rosary shall be aided by me in their necessities.
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13. I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the Rosary shall have for intercessors the entire celestial court during their life and at the hour of death.
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14. All who recite the Rosary are my sons and daughters, and brothers and sisters of my only Son Jesus Christ.
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15. Devotion of my Rosary is a great sign of predestination.
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A GIRL IN MORTAL GIVES HER LAST CONFESSION TWO DAY’S AFTER HER DEATH
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Father Eusebius Nierembergh relates, that there lived in the city of Aragona, Sicily, a girl named Alexandra. Being both noble and very beautiful, Alexandra was greatly loved by two young men. Driven by jealousy, these young men fought one day and killed each other. Their enraged relatives, in return, killed the poor young girl as the cause of so much trouble. They cut off her head and threw her remains into a well. A few days later, Saint Dominic of Guzman was passing through that place and inspired by Our Lord, approached the well and said: “Alexandra, come forth.” Immediately the head of the deceased came forth, perched on the edge of the well, and asked the saint to hear her confession. Perhaps accustomed to bizarre phenomena, Saint Dominic heard its confession and also gave it communion, in the presence of a great concourse of curious persons who had assembled to witness the miracle. Then the saint asked her to tell why she had received such a grace. Alexandra answered that when she was beheaded, she was in a state of mortal sin and would have been damned to hell. But on account of the rosary which she was in the habit of reciting, Most Holy Mary appeared and preserved her soul from unending torments.
So it happened that for two days the head of Alexandra retained life and when summoned was set upon the edge of the well, in the presence of all, and then the soul went to purgatory. Fifteen days later, Alexandra’s soul appeared to Saint Dominic, beautiful and radiant as a star. She then told him that one of the principal sources of relief to the souls in purgatory is the rosary which is recited for them; and that, as soon as they arrive in paradise, they pray for those who apply to them these powerful prayers. Having said this, Saint Dominic saw that happy soul ascending in triumph to the kingdom of the blessed.
(St. Alphonsus Liguori)
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Don’t let anyone tell you that praying the Rosary is “meaningless repetition” (when we don’t pray it, we don’t know it, anyway, and how could we?). If you ever feel the temptation to stop, because it feels “tedious,” that’s when you keep going, if only because love is not a feeling, but an act of the will. Take your time; praying it effectively and loving it is gradually learned. And the appetite does come with the meal. Turn “tedium” into persistence.
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The Rosary is the ‘weapon’ for these times.” -Saint Padre Pio
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“Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world.” – Blessed Pope Pius IX
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“The greatest method of praying is to pray the Rosary.” – Saint Francis de Sales
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“Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother. Love the Madonna and pray the rosary, for her Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother.” -St. Padre Pio
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“Go to the Madonna. Love her! Always say the Rosary. Say it well. Say it as often as you can! Be souls of prayer. Never tire of praying, it is what is essential. Prayer shakes the Heart of God, it obtains necessary graces!” -St. Padre Pio
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The holy Rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you’ll be amazed at the results.” -St. Josemaria Escriva
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“Say the Holy Rosary. Blessed be that monotony of Hail Mary’s which purifies the monotony of your sins!” -St. Josemaria Escriva
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“For those who use their intelligence and their study as a weapon, the Rosary is most effective. Because that apparently monotonous way of beseeching Our Lady as children do their Mother, can destroy every seed of vainglory and pride.” – St. Josemaria Escriva
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“You always leave the Rosary for later, and you end up not saying it at all because you are sleepy. If there is no other time, say it in the street without letting anybody notice it. It will, moreover, help you to have presence of God.” – St. Josemaria Escriva
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“The Rosary is a powerful weapon to put the demons to flight and to keep oneself from sin…If you desire peace in your hearts, in your homes, and in your country, assemble each evening to recite the Rosary. Let not even one day pass without saying it, no matter how burdened you may be with many cares and labors.” – Pope Pius XI
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“The rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the rosary is beyond description.” – Archbishop Fulton Sheen
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““The Rosary is the most excellent form of prayer and the most efficacious means of attaining eternal life. It is the remedy for all our evils, the root of all our blessings. There is no more excellent way of praying.” Pope Leo XIII
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“No one can live continually in sin and continue to say the Rosary: either they will give up sin or they will give up the Rosary” – Bishop Hugh Doyle
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“The Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Rosary to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families…that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.” -Sister Lucia dos Santos of Fatima
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“The Rosary is a long chain that links heaven and earth. One end of it is in our hands and the other end is in the hands of the Holy Virgin…The Rosary prayer rises like incense to the feet of the Almighty. Mary responds at once like a beneficial dew, bringing new life to human hearts.”
St. Therese of Lisieux
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“When people love and recite the Rosary they find it makes them better.” -St. Anthony Mary Claret
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The Rosary is the most beautiful and the most rich in graces of all prayers; it is the prayer that touches most the Heart of the Mother of God…and if you wish peace to reign in your homes, recite the family Rosary.~Pope Saint Pius X
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When you say your Rosary, the angels rejoice, the Blessed Trinity delights in it, my Son finds joy in it too, and I myself am happier than you can possibly guess. After the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, there is nothing in the Church that I love as much as the Rosary.~Our Lady to Blessed Alan de la Roche
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One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, Our Lady will save the world.~Saint Dominic
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Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practice black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and will save your soul,IF YOU SAY THE HOLY ROSARY devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins-Saint Louis de Montfort
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“When you say your Rosary, the angels rejoice, the Blessed Trinity delights in it, my Son finds joy in it too, and I myself am happier than you can possibly guess. After the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, there is nothing in the Church that I love as much as the Rosary.” – Our Lady to Blessed Alan de la Roche
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Even if You Pray the Rosary for Years and See No Improvement Spiritually, Do Not Give Up. Mary and Jesus Will Always Come to Your Aide.
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Imprimatur: Patrick J. Hayes, D.D. Archbishop of New YorkWhy All Catholic’s Need To Join the Confraternity of the Rosary Immediately
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SOME OF THE PROMISES OF OUR LORD JESUS TO ST. MARGARET MARY ALACOQUE AND TO THOSE WHO VENERATE THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS

❤ I will give them all the graces necessary for their state of life.

❤ I will establish peace in their families.

❤ I will console them in all their pains and trials.

❤ I will be their assured refuge in life, and especially in death.

❤ I will shed abundant blessings upon all their undertakings.

❤ Sinners shall find in my Heart an infinite ocean of mercy.

❤ Lukewarm souls will be rendered fervent.

❤ Fervent souls shall rise rapidly to greater perfection.

❤ I will bless those houses where the image of my heart shall be exposed and honoured.

❤ I will give to priests the gift of moving the hardest hearts.

❤ Persons who propagate this devotion shall have their names inscribed on my heart, never to be effaced from it.

An act of resignation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
O Jesus, most worthy of love! I gratefully offer Thee my heart in compensation for my great unfaithfulness, and consecrate myself wholly and forever to Thy service, purposing, with Thy grace, no more to offend Thee. Amen.

Happy Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
From
Rev. Fr Benjamin-Maria Igbinovia
Growing in faith with Mary
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*THE ANGELUS*
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*The Angelus is recited morning 6 a.m, noon and evening 6 p.m. throughout the year except during Paschal time, when the Regina Coeli [see below] is recited instead.*
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*V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.*
*R. And she conceived of the Holy Ghost.*
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*Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.*
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*V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.*
*R. Be it done unto me according to thy word. Hail, Mary etc.*
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*V. And the Word was made Flesh.*
*R. And dwelt among us. Hail, Mary etc.*
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*V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.*
*R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.*
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*LET US PRAY:*
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*Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.*
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*THE REGINA COELI*
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*Queen of Heaven, rejoice, Alleluia:*
*For He whom thou merited to bear, Alleluia,*
*Has risen, as He said, Alleluia. Pray for us to God, Alleluia.*
*V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia.*
*R. Because the Lord is truly risen, Alleluia.*
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*LET US PRAY:*
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*O God, Who by the Resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, granted joy to the whole world: grant, we beg Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may lay hold of the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.*
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*The Regina Coeli carries a Partial Indulgence.*
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*(The Faithful who at dawn, at noon and in the evening, or as soon thereafter as possible, devoutly recite the Angelus, with the appropriate vesicles, and prayer, may gain an indulgence of 10 years each time for themselves or the Holy Souls in Purgatory)*
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*PROMISE:*
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*”Whoever shall devoutly recall to me the joy I felt upon uttering the words, “Behold the handmaid of the Lord,” I will most truly show him that I am his Mother, and unfailingly, I will succor him.”*
*(The Blessed Mother to St. Gertrude the Great)*

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RAYER TO SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
Cast into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls.
Amen.

Hold onto your Hope

HOLD ONTO YOUR HOPE

Today, we live in a generation without faith and hope where many people easily give up in the face of life’s challenges and trials. When the trouble is so much, instead of praying and believing God more, many get discouraged and bow to the pressure of their problem, allowing themselves to be defeated under the weight of their situation. They begin to compare themselves with others and measure themselves by themselves. When their friends disappoint them, their faith is disappointed; when their business collapses, their faith collapses. Truly, when faith’s light goes out, life becomes a weary road.

However, I have a message of hope for you today: Stop it! Stop sitting back in your setback! Stop wallowing in self pity! Stop grumbling and complaining! You can’t change your situation by complaining about it; you can’t improve your situation by worrying about it. Discover the promise of hope! The transforming power in this promise encourages us to strive toward where and who we desire to be, knowing that we are included in God’s master plan for His creation. It is this hope that connects us to Jesus. It is this hope that imparts a strength for us to endure and manage our present situation. It is this hope that enables us to stand steadfastly without wavering in the face of life’s storms and trials. Therefore, hold onto your hope in Christ – the anchor of our souls (Hebrews 6:19)! He will never leave you, nor forsake you! Jesus love you and care about you look up to him

PRAYER TO SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
Cast into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen.

(Posted Daily on Miracles of Catholic Truth)

Today is first friday devotion

Today June 5th is First Friday!

What is the First Friday Devotion?
The First Friday devotions honour the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and help us to offer reparation for sin.
In the visions of Christ reported by St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in the 17th century, several promises were made to those people who practised the First Fridays Devotions.
“I promise you, in the excessive mercy of my Heart that my all powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on the first Friday for nine consecutive months, the grace of final repentance; they shall not die in my disgrace nor without receiving the sacraments; my divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in that last moment.” — Our Lord to St. Margaret Mary
First Friday Devotion requirements:
Receive Holy Communion on each First Friday;
The nine Fridays must be consecutive;
They must be made in honour and in reparation to His Sacred Heart.
Sacramental Confession is encouraged.

God Bless you.
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Sacred Heart of Jesus, Font of Love and Mercy.

The Month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart. The Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the Friday following the second Sunday after Pentecost. In addition to the liturgical celebration, many devotional exercises are connected with the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Of all devotions, devotion to the Sacred Heart was, and remains, one of the most widespread and popular in the Church.

Understood in the light of the Scriptures, the term “Sacred Heart of Jesus” denotes the entire mystery of Christ, the totality of his being, and his person considered in its most intimate essential: Son of God, uncreated wisdom; infinite charity, principal of the salvation and sanctification of mankind. The “Sacred Heart” is Christ, the Word Incarnate, Saviour, intrinsically containing, in the Spirit, an infinite divine-human love for the Father and for his brothers.

Excerpted from the Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy