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October Devotion

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OCTOBER DEVOTION IS HERE AGAIN, HOPE YOU ARE PREPARED?

Let us come together and pray the Most Holy Rosary everyday during this month of October. This month is dedicated to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.
It is my prayers for you.
May the graces of each decade of the Rosary this month, strengthen your faith and foster life of virtue, and may it obtain all the graces that you need from God, through Christ Our Lord. Amen

Please, let us join our Holy Mother Church in this October Devotion. “One day through the Rosary and the Scapular I will save the world ” Our lady to St. Dominic

I wish you a successful and Spirit filled October Devotion through Christ Our Lord. Amen

NOVENA TO SAINT MICHAEL AND ALL THE HOLY ANGELS, SEPTEMBER 20-28, FEAST DAY SEPTEMBER 29*DAY 1 SEPTEMBER 20In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.V: O all ye Holy Angels, who contemplate unceasingly the uncreated beauty of the Divinity, in company with our ever glorious Queen,R: We present and offer to you this novena not only as a means of obtaining favorsV: (here specify your request), but also as a reparation for our past ingratitude, and that of all men.R: Deign to accept it, O amiable Spirits, in union with the love and devotion of such saints as were especially devout to you, and obtain for us the grace to spend this life fervently that it may be the commencement of that blessed life which we hope to live forever with you in heaven..V: Let us pray.O God, Who with wonderful order has regulated the functions of angels and men, grant that those who always assist before Thy throne in heaven may defend our lives here on earth, through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. R: Amen..First Day:.V: Ardent Seraphim, ye who dwell in the eternal home of love,R: Unceasingly absorbed in the rays of the Sun of Justice, we beg ye in virtue of the Divine Blood, to enkindle in our hearts the holy fire with which ye are consumed..V: St. Michael, the Archangel,R: Defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.V: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.R: As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.V: O most glorious Prince, Michael, the Archangel,R: Be mindful of us, here and everywhere, and always pray to the Son of God for us.V: I will praise Thee, O God, in the sight of Thy Angels.R: I will adore Thee in Thy holy Temple and I will confess Thy Name.V: Let us pray.O God, Who hast in an admirable order disposed the ministry of angels and of men, grant in Thy goodness that our life on earth may be protected by those who in heaven always assist before Thy throne ready to do Thy will. Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ.R: Amen.*NOVENA 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 the 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. Amen.Saint Michael, intercede for me with God in all my necessities, especially…(mention intentions here)*Obtain for me a favorable outcome in the matter I recommend to thee. Mighty prince of the heavenly host, and victor over rebellious spirits, remember me for I am weak and sinful and so prone to pride and ambition. Be for me, I pray, my powerful aid in temptation and difficulty, and above all do not forsake me in my last struggle with the powers of evil. Amen.LITANY OF ST. MICHAELV. Lord, have mercy on us.R. Christ, have mercy on us.V. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.R. Christ, graciously hear us.*V. God the Father of Heaven, R. Have mercy on us*V. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, R.*V. God the Holy Ghost, R.*V. Holy Trinity, One God, R.*V. Holy Mary, Queen of the Angels, R. Pray for us*V. Saint Michael the Archangel, R.*V. Most glorious attendant of the Triune Divinity, R.*V. Standing at the right of the Altar of Incense, R.*V. Ambassador of Paradise, R.*V. Glorious Prince of the heavenly armies, R.*V. Leader of the angelic hosts, R.*V. Warrior who thrust Satan into hell, R.*V. Defender against the wickedness and snares of the devil. R.*V. Standard-bearer of God’s armies, R.*V. Defender of divine glory, R.*V. First defender of the Kingship of Christ, R.*V. Strength of God, R.*V. Invincible prince and warrior, R.*V. Angel of peace, R.*V. Guardian of the Christian Faith, R.*V. Champion of God’s people, R.*V. Guardian Angel of the Holy Eucharist, R.*V. Defender of the Church, R.*V. Protector of the Sovereign Pontiff, R.*V. Angel of Catholic Action, R.*V. Powerful intercessor for Christians, R.*V. Bravest defender of those who hope in God, R.*V. Guardian of our souls and bodies, R.*V. Healer of the sick, R.*V. Help of those in their agony, R.*V. Consoler of the souls in Purgatory, R.*V. God’s messenger for the souls of the just, R.*V. Terror of the evil spirits, R.*V. Victorious in battle against evil, R.*V. Guardian and Patron of the Universal Church, R.*V. Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,R. Spare us, O Lord.*V. Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,*R. Graciously hear us, O Lord.*V. Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,R. Have mercy on us.V. Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael,R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ..V. Let us pray..Sanctify us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, with Thy holy blessing, and grant us, by the intercession of St. Michael, that wisdom which teaches us to lay up treasures in Heaven by exchanging the goods of this world for those of eternity. R. Amen.NOVENA TO SAINT MICHAEL AND ALL THE HOLY ANGELS, SEPTEMBER 20-28, FEAST DAY SEPTEMBER 29*DAY 1 SEPTEMBER 20In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.V: O all ye Holy Angels, who contemplate unceasingly the uncreated beauty of the Divinity, in company with our ever glorious Queen,R: We present and offer to you this novena not only as a means of obtaining favorsV: (here specify your request), but also as a reparation for our past ingratitude, and that of all men.R: Deign to accept it, O amiable Spirits, in union with the love and devotion of such saints as were especially devout to you, and obtain for us the grace to spend this life fervently that it may be the commencement of that blessed life which we hope to live forever with you in heaven..V: Let us pray.O God, Who with wonderful order has regulated the functions of angels and men, grant that those who always assist before Thy throne in heaven may defend our lives here on earth, through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. R: Amen..First Day:.V: Ardent Seraphim, ye who dwell in the eternal home of love,R: Unceasingly absorbed in the rays of the Sun of Justice, we beg ye in virtue of the Divine Blood, to enkindle in our hearts the holy fire with which ye are consumed..V: St. Michael, the Archangel,R: Defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.V: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.R: As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.V: O most glorious Prince, Michael, the Archangel,R: Be mindful of us, here and everywhere, and always pray to the Son of God for us.V: I will praise Thee, O God, in the sight of Thy Angels.R: I will adore Thee in Thy holy Temple and I will confess Thy Name.V: Let us pray.O God, Who hast in an admirable order disposed the ministry of angels and of men, grant in Thy goodness that our life on earth may be protected by those who in heaven always assist before Thy throne ready to do Thy will. Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ.R: Amen.*NOVENA 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 the 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. Amen.Saint Michael, intercede for me with God in all my necessities, especially…(mention intentions here)*Obtain for me a favorable outcome in the matter I recommend to thee. Mighty prince of the heavenly host, and victor over rebellious spirits, remember me for I am weak and sinful and so prone to pride and ambition. Be for me, I pray, my powerful aid in temptation and difficulty, and above all do not forsake me in my last struggle with the powers of evil. Amen.LITANY OF ST. MICHAELV. Lord, have mercy on us.R. Christ, have mercy on us.V. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.R. Christ, graciously hear us.*V. God the Father of Heaven, R. Have mercy on us*V. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, R.*V. God the Holy Ghost, R.*V. Holy Trinity, One God, R.*V. Holy Mary, Queen of the Angels, R. Pray for us*V. Saint Michael the Archangel, R.*V. Most glorious attendant of the Triune Divinity, R.*V. Standing at the right of the Altar of Incense, R.*V. Ambassador of Paradise, R.*V. Glorious Prince of the heavenly armies, R.*V. Leader of the angelic hosts, R.*V. Warrior who thrust Satan into hell, R.*V. Defender against the wickedness and snares of the devil. R.*V. Standard-bearer of God’s armies, R.*V. Defender of divine glory, R.*V. First defender of the Kingship of Christ, R.*V. Strength of God, R.*V. Invincible prince and warrior, R.*V. Angel of peace, R.*V. Guardian of the Christian Faith, R.*V. Champion of God’s people, R.*V. Guardian Angel of the Holy Eucharist, R.*V. Defender of the Church, R.*V. Protector of the Sovereign Pontiff, R.*V. Angel of Catholic Action, R.*V. Powerful intercessor for Christians, R.*V. Bravest defender of those who hope in God, R.*V. Guardian of our souls and bodies, R.*V. Healer of the sick, R.*V. Help of those in their agony, R.*V. Consoler of the souls in Purgatory, R.*V. God’s messenger for the souls of the just, R.*V. Terror of the evil spirits, R.*V. Victorious in battle against evil, R.*V. Guardian and Patron of the Universal Church, R.*V. Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,R. Spare us, O Lord.*V. Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,*R. Graciously hear us, O Lord.*V. Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,R. Have mercy on us.V. Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael,R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ..V. Let us pray..Sanctify us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, with Thy holy blessing, and grant us, by the intercession of St. Michael, that wisdom which teaches us to lay up treasures in Heaven by exchanging the goods of this world for those of eternity. R. Amen.NOVENA TO SAINT MICHAEL AND ALL THE HOLY ANGELS, SEPTEMBER 20-28, FEAST DAY SEPTEMBER 29*DAY 1 SEPTEMBER 20In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.V: O all ye Holy Angels, who contemplate unceasingly the uncreated beauty of the Divinity, in company with our ever glorious Queen,R: We present and offer to you this novena not only as a means of obtaining favorsV: (here specify your request), but also as a reparation for our past ingratitude, and that of all men.R: Deign to accept it, O amiable Spirits, in union with the love and devotion of such saints as were especially devout to you, and obtain for us the grace to spend this life fervently that it may be the commencement of that blessed life which we hope to live forever with you in heaven..V: Let us pray.O God, Who with wonderful order has regulated the functions of angels and men, grant that those who always assist before Thy throne in heaven may defend our lives here on earth, through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. R: Amen..First Day:.V: Ardent Seraphim, ye who dwell in the eternal home of love,R: Unceasingly absorbed in the rays of the Sun of Justice, we beg ye in virtue of the Divine Blood, to enkindle in our hearts the holy fire with which ye are consumed..V: St. Michael, the Archangel,R: Defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.V: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.R: As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.V: O most glorious Prince, Michael, the Archangel,R: Be mindful of us, here and everywhere, and always pray to the Son of God for us.V: I will praise Thee, O God, in the sight of Thy Angels.R: I will adore Thee in Thy holy Temple and I will confess Thy Name.V: Let us pray.O God, Who hast in an admirable order disposed the ministry of angels and of men, grant in Thy goodness that our life on earth may be protected by those who in heaven always assist before Thy throne ready to do Thy will. Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ.R: Amen.*NOVENA 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 the 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. Amen.Saint Michael, intercede for me with God in all my necessities, especially…(mention intentions here)*Obtain for me a favorable outcome in the matter I recommend to thee. Mighty prince of the heavenly host, and victor over rebellious spirits, remember me for I am weak and sinful and so prone to pride and ambition. Be for me, I pray, my powerful aid in temptation and difficulty, and above all do not forsake me in my last struggle with the powers of evil. Amen.LITANY OF ST. MICHAELV. Lord, have mercy on us.R. Christ, have mercy on us.V. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.R. Christ, graciously hear us.*V. God the Father of Heaven, R. Have mercy on us*V. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, R.*V. God the Holy Ghost, R.*V. Holy Trinity, One God, R.*V. Holy Mary, Queen of the Angels, R. Pray for us*V. Saint Michael the Archangel, R.*V. Most glorious attendant of the Triune Divinity, R.*V. Standing at the right of the Altar of Incense, R.*V. Ambassador of Paradise, R.*V. Glorious Prince of the heavenly armies, R.*V. Leader of the angelic hosts, R.*V. Warrior who thrust Satan into hell, R.*V. Defender against the wickedness and snares of the devil. R.*V. Standard-bearer of God’s armies, R.*V. Defender of divine glory, R.*V. First defender of the Kingship of Christ, R.*V. Strength of God, R.*V. Invincible prince and warrior, R.*V. Angel of peace, R.*V. Guardian of the Christian Faith, R.*V. Champion of God’s people, R.*V. Guardian Angel of the Holy Eucharist, R.*V. Defender of the Church, R.*V. Protector of the Sovereign Pontiff, R.*V. Angel of Catholic Action, R.*V. Powerful intercessor for Christians, R.*V. Bravest defender of those who hope in God, R.*V. Guardian of our souls and bodies, R.*V. Healer of the sick, R.*V. Help of those in their agony, R.*V. Consoler of the souls in Purgatory, R.*V. God’s messenger for the souls of the just, R.*V. Terror of the evil spirits, R.*V. Victorious in battle against evil, R.*V. Guardian and Patron of the Universal Church, R.*V. Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,R. Spare us, O Lord.*V. Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,*R. Graciously hear us, O Lord.*V. Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,R. Have mercy on us.V. Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael,R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ..V. Let us pray..Sanctify us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, with Thy holy blessing, and grant us, by the intercession of St. Michael, that wisdom which teaches us to lay up treasures in Heaven by exchanging the goods of this world for those of eternity. R. Amen.

I WONDER HOW MANY WILL JOIN ME IN SAYING THE HAIL MARY TODAY!

HAIL MARY, FULL OF GRACE THE LORD IS WITH THEE, BLESSED ARE THOU AMONG 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

Mary will make a way when there seem to be no way, She works in ways we cannot see, She will make a way for you. Amen

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OUR LADY OF SORROWS AND HER MOMENTS OF AFFLICTIONS

In the history of our salvation, some moments have been defined as the seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Mary was united with Jesus in her martyrdom of the heart. Jesus suffers physical martyrdom; Mary suffers martyrdom of the heart.
Mary was nailed to the cross not by the hammer of the executioners, but by bitter sorrow of heart.” If her body was not wounded by the hand of the executioners, her blessed heart was transfixed by a nail of grief at the passion of her Son; grief which was sufficient to have caused her death, not once, but a thousand times.

Let us meditate on “the seven dolours” or “seven sorrows” of Mary.

  1. Simeon’s Prophecy about the sword of sorrow (Lk 2:34-35);
  2. The Flight of Joseph, Mary and Jesus into Egypt (Mt 2:13);
  3. The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple (Lk 2:43-45);
  4. Mary Meets Jesus on the Way to Calvary (Lk 23:26);
  5. Jesus Dies on the Cross (John 19:25);
  6. Mary Receives the Body of Jesus in Her Arms (Mt 27:57);
  7. The Body of Jesus is Placed in the Tomb (John 19:40).

Remember, our moments of Sorrows are not the best time to blame God nor regret our coming into the world. Let us be calm and accept whatever life throws in our way and face them with faith and courage. The only way to live is to love and to accept the suffering that love inevitably brings. As she watched Jesus die, Mary’s heart was broken. When our own troubles are hard to bear, we can look to Our Lady of Sorrows as our inspiration and our help. Mary is the comforter of the afflicted. She will comfort us in our pains and sufferings.

May the Blessed Virgin Mary, our lady of Sorrows continue to intercede for us in our own sorrows. Amen.

Happy Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

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OUR LADY OF SORROWS AND HER MOMENTS OF AFFLICTIONS

In the history of our salvation, some moments have been defined as the seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Mary was united with Jesus in her martyrdom of the heart. Jesus suffers physical martyrdom; Mary suffers martyrdom of the heart.
Mary was nailed to the cross not by the hammer of the executioners, but by bitter sorrow of heart.” If her body was not wounded by the hand of the executioners, her blessed heart was transfixed by a nail of grief at the passion of her Son; grief which was sufficient to have caused her death, not once, but a thousand times.

Let us meditate on “the seven dolours” or “seven sorrows” of Mary.

  1. Simeon’s Prophecy about the sword of sorrow (Lk 2:34-35);
  2. The Flight of Joseph, Mary and Jesus into Egypt (Mt 2:13);
  3. The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple (Lk 2:43-45);
  4. Mary Meets Jesus on the Way to Calvary (Lk 23:26);
  5. Jesus Dies on the Cross (John 19:25);
  6. Mary Receives the Body of Jesus in Her Arms (Mt 27:57);
  7. The Body of Jesus is Placed in the Tomb (John 19:40).

Remember, our moments of Sorrows are not the best time to blame God nor regret our coming into the world. Let us be calm and accept whatever life throws in our way and face them with faith and courage. The only way to live is to love and to accept the suffering that love inevitably brings. As she watched Jesus die, Mary’s heart was broken. When our own troubles are hard to bear, we can look to Our Lady of Sorrows as our inspiration and our help. Mary is the comforter of the afflicted. She will comfort us in our pains and sufferings.

May the Blessed Virgin Mary, our lady of Sorrows continue to intercede for us in our own sorrows. Amen.

Happy Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

Growing in faith with Mary
https://be909.wordpress.com
OUR LADY OF SORROWS AND HER MOMENTS OF AFFLICTIONS

In the history of our salvation, some moments have been defined as the seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Mary was united with Jesus in her martyrdom of the heart. Jesus suffers physical martyrdom; Mary suffers martyrdom of the heart.
Mary was nailed to the cross not by the hammer of the executioners, but by bitter sorrow of heart.” If her body was not wounded by the hand of the executioners, her blessed heart was transfixed by a nail of grief at the passion of her Son; grief which was sufficient to have caused her death, not once, but a thousand times.

Let us meditate on “the seven dolours” or “seven sorrows” of Mary.

  1. Simeon’s Prophecy about the sword of sorrow (Lk 2:34-35);
  2. The Flight of Joseph, Mary and Jesus into Egypt (Mt 2:13);
  3. The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple (Lk 2:43-45);
  4. Mary Meets Jesus on the Way to Calvary (Lk 23:26);
  5. Jesus Dies on the Cross (John 19:25);
  6. Mary Receives the Body of Jesus in Her Arms (Mt 27:57);
  7. The Body of Jesus is Placed in the Tomb (John 19:40).

Remember, our moments of Sorrows are not the best time to blame God nor regret our coming into the world. Let us be calm and accept whatever life throws in our way and face them with faith and courage. The only way to live is to love and to accept the suffering that love inevitably brings. As she watched Jesus die, Mary’s heart was broken. When our own troubles are hard to bear, we can look to Our Lady of Sorrows as our inspiration and our help. Mary is the comforter of the afflicted. She will comfort us in our pains and sufferings.

May the Blessed Virgin Mary, our lady of Sorrows continue to intercede for us in our own sorrows. Amen.

Happy Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

THE ROSARY, THE DEVIL AND THE QUEEN
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In his book, The Secret of the Rosary, St. Louis de Montfort relates that Blessed Thomas of St. John was a great devotee of the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. As such, he was known for his powerful, moving sermons on the Rosary, which led people to adopt this devotion to their great benefit.
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Furiously jealous of the holy man’s success with souls, the devil began to so torture Thomas that he fell sick, and was so ill for so long that the doctors gave up on saving his life.
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One night, when the poor man thought he was near death, the devil appeared to him in a hideous form, coward that he is, seeking to frighten Thomas into despair.
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But, making an effort, the good priest turned to a beautiful picture of Our Lady near his bed crying out with all his heart and strength:
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“Help me, save me, my sweet, sweet Mother!”
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No sooner had he pronounced these words, the picture came alive and extending her hand, the heavenly Lady laid it reassuringly on the priest’s arm, saying:
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“Do not be afraid, Thomas my son, here I am and I am going to save you. Get up now and go on preaching my Rosary as you did before. I promise to shield and protect you from your enemies.”
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No sooner had Our Lady pronounced these words, than the devil fled in a hurry. Getting up, Thomas found that he was perfectly healed.
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Thanking the Blessed Mother with tears of joy, Blessed Thomas again went about preaching the Holy Rosary, now with renewed favor and gumption, and his apostolate and his sermons were enormously successful.
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St. Louis the Montfort concludes this story saying, “Our lady not only blesses those who say her Rosary, but also abundantly rewards those who, by their example, inspire others to say it as well.”

NOVENA IN HONOR OF THE SEVEN SORROWS OF MARY SEPTEMBER 6 – 14, FEAST DAY SEPTEMBER 15TH
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PREPARATORY PRAYER
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Bid me bear, O Mother blessed, On my heart the wounds impressed Suffered by the Crucified!
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DEVOTION TO THE SEVEN SORROWS OF MARY
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MEDITATION
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From the dolorous way of Our Lord’s passion Holy Church selected fourteen incidents to place before us for consideration, which are called the Stations of the Cross. In the same manner the pious devotion of the faithful selected seven events in the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and gives itself to their religious contemplation. They are:👇
👉(1) Simeon’s prophecy in the Temple;
👉(2) the flight into Egypt with the divine Child;
👉(3) the loss of the divine Child at Jerusalem;
👉(4) Mary’s meeting with her Son bearing the cross;
👉(5) Mary beneath the cross;
👉(6) Mary receives the body of her Son from the cross;
👉(7) the placing of Jesus’ body in the tomb.
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PRACTICE
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“Forget not the sorrows of thy mother.” (Ecclus. vii. 29) According to this exhortation of Holy Scripture it is our duty to remember and meditate often on the sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We ought never to forget that our sins were the cause of the sufferings and death of Jesus, and therefore also of the sorrows of Mary.
Holy Church celebrates two feasts in honor of the sorrows of Mary; she approved of the Rosary and of many other devotions in honor of the Seven Dolors, and enriched them with numerous indulgences. Let us practise these devotions to enkindle in our hearts a true and ardent love for our sorrowful Mother.
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PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
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“Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord Jesus Christ, that the most blessed Virgin Mary, Thy Mother, may intercede for us before the throne of Thy mercy, now and at the hour of our death, through whose most holy soul, in the hour of Thine own passion, the sword of sorrow passed. Through Thee, Jesus Christ, Saviour of the world, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, for ever and ever. Amen.
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LITANY OF LORETO
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Let us pray.—Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be freed from present sorrow, and rejoice in eternal happiness. Through Christ our Lord. R. Amen.
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PRAYER
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“Ever glorious Blessed Virgin Mary, queen of martyrs, mother of mercy, hope, and comfort of dejected and desolate souls, through the sorrows that pierced Thy tender heart I beseech Thee take pity on my poverty and necessities, have compassion on my anxieties and miseries. I ask it through the mercy of Thy divine Son; I ask it through His immaculate life, bitter passion, and ignominious death on the cross. As I am persuaded that He honors Thee as His beloved Mother, to whom He refuses nothing, let me experience the efficacy of Thy powerful intercession, according to the tenderness of Thy maternal affection, now and at the hour of my death. Amen.
Hail Mary.
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EJACULATION
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Mother of Sorrows, queen of martyrs, pray for us!
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Let us pray.
Vouchsafe, O Lord, that we may be helped by the merits of Thy most holy Mother’s spouse; that what of ourselves we can not obtain may be given us through his intercession. Who livest and reignest, world without end. Amen.