Saturday, November 13, 2010



DIVINE Jesus! lonely to-night in so many tabernacles, without visitor or worshipper, I offer Thee my poor, but loving heart. May every pulsation be a prayer of love to Thee. Thou art ever watching under the sacramental veils; in Thy love Thou never sleepest, and Thou art never weary of Thy vigil for sinners. O good Jesus, I love Thee. Thou art infinitely good, and I have displeased Thee by many sins. Forgive me I am truly sorry for having offended Thee. O sweet Jesus . O lonely Jesus! may my heart be a lamp, the light of which shall burn henceforth for Thee alone. Bless me, Jesus. Come, and refresh me spiritually by Thy presence, before I take my repose. Let me never more be separated from Thee by sin. Adorable Heart of Jesus, burning furnace of divine love! within Thy sacred wound take Thou my soul, in order that my heart may be inflamed with the love of Thee.

O Prisoner of love! divine Jesus! chain my poor heart to the foot of Thy altar. Dearest Jesus, Thou hast made my heart for Thyself alone, and it will not find rest, except in Thee ; hide it within Thy divine Heart in the tabernacle. When shall I see Thee face to face, and rest for ever in Thy bosom ? Good Lord, my heart is weary; suffer me to enter and repose in Thy Sacred Heart.

O Sacrament most holy, O Sacrament divine,
All praise and all thanksgiving be every moment Thine!

I’M, Jesus, wholly Thine;
Take this wayward heart of mine;
Guide me through this world so drear
Heart of Jesus, hear!

When I draw my parting breath,
When my eyes shall close in death,
Then, sweet Jesus, be Thou near
Heart of Jesus, hear!



In Connection with the Seven Last Words of Our Lord on the Cross.

DIVINE Jesus! Incarnate Word of God! Who having taken flesh for my salvation, didst vouchsafe to be born in a stable, to lead a life of poverty, toil, and love, and finally to expire in agony on the cross: Say, I beseech Thee, to Thy eternal Father at the moment of my death: " Father, forgive her; " say to Thy blessed Mother: " Behold thy child;" say to my soul: " Today shalt thou be with Me in paradise."

My God, my God, forsake me not in that hour! "I thirst!" Yea, my soul thirsts, O my God, after Thee; Thou art the Fountain of living waters.

My life is passing away as a tale that is told; yet a little while, and all will be " consummated ;" therefore my adorable Saviour, even from this moment, for all eternity: "Into Thy hands I commend my spirit." My Jesus, mercy!



IN the name of the Father, + and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Come, Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of Thy faithful, and kindle in them the fire of Thy love.

Pater Noster, Ave Maria, Credo.

I ADORE Thee, O my God, and return Thee thanks for all the benefits which I have ever received from Thee, and particularly this day. Give me light to see what sins I have committed during the past day, and grant me grace to be truly sorry for them.

(Here examine your conscience.)

Offences against God ; against your neighbor; against yourself,

Where have you been? With whom have you been?

Commandments of God; poverty, chastity, obedience; the Holy Rule; the predominant passion; resolutions; prayers, works, and sufferings. Does your conscience reproach you with regard to any of these points?

O MY God, forgive me my offences; I am truly sorry for having sinned, because Thou art infinitely good, and sin displeases Thee. I purpose, with the help of Thy grace, never to sin again. I love Thee above all things, and with my whole heart, because Thou art infinitely amiable and worthy of all love.

I beseech Thee, Lord, to preserve me this night, and to keep me from all sin. I take this sleep to please Thee, and I have the intention to love Thee, praise Thee, and thank Thee with every breath I draw, in union with the angels and saints in heaven.

O MOST amiable Heart of Jesus! let me, my relatives, and friends, and all that have commended themselves to my prayer, and for whom I am bound to pray, especially our reverend Mother, experience Thy most powerful aid. Assist them individually in their necessities. O Heart full of mercies! convert all hardened hearts, console the souls in purgatory, be the refuge of the dying, the consolation of all distressed and suffering. Above all, be the refuge of ray soul at the hour of death, and receive it into the bosom of Thy mercy. In it I sleep securely and rest in peace.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father, etc.

MAY the Heart of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament be praised, adored, and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time.

Mary, my dear Mother, bless me, and keep me under thy protecting mantle.
St. Joseph, my good angel, and my dear patron saints, pray for me.

MAY Our Lord bless us, and preserve us from all evil, and bring us to life everlasting.
And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.



SACRED Heart of Jesus, whence came those words of truly ineffable love: "Come to Me all you that labor and are burdened, and I will refresh you." Relying upon this promise of Thine infinite tenderness and charity, in the trial? and hardships of our times, when the universal Church is attacked in her chief Pastor and in her religious children, we betake ourselves to Thee. We have determined to consecrate to Thee for ever, solemnly and anew, this our house, ourselves, and all that belongs to us. Do Thou graciously look down upon us and accept our vows, that, sealed by Thy grace, they may ever remain firm and unchangeable.

Wherefore, dearest Jesus, our sovereign Lord and Leader, we, although most unworthy members of this (College, Convent, Academy, House, etc., N.N.), yet trusting in Thy help and grace, offer, and consecrate ourselves and our household entirely to Thy most Sacred Heart, and we submit ourselves and all that we have to Thy most holy will.

We call upon our blessed Lady, Thy Virgin Mother, our Founder N., and the whole court of heaven to witness that this is our intention, our desire, and our firm determination to imitate as closely as possible Thy most Sacred Heart in practising the virtues belonging to our state of life, in order that we may promote Thy glory in ourselves, and make some reparation for all the grievous insults offered to Thee.

We, therefore, implore Thee, dearest Jesus, to protect our house, to guard us Thy servants for ever in Thy most Sacred Heart, and to sanctify our labors, our studies, and trials. May we, by Thy grace, advance Thy greater glory, the salvation of souls, and devotion to Thy most Sacred Heart. Amen.

Ven. de la Colombiere

MY amiable Redeemer. I give and consecrate myself to Thy Sacred Heart without reserve.

I have in a manner nailed myself to Thy cross by the vows of my profession; I renew them in this divine Heart in presence of heaven and earth ; and I return Thee thanks for having inspired me to make them.

I own that the yoke of Thy holy service is neither hard nor heavy; I do not find myself embarrassed with my chains; on the contrary, I would wish to multiply them, or rivet them yet closer upon me.

I embrace, then, the dear cross of my vocation, even to my death; it shall be all my pleasure, all my glory, and aft my delight.

God forbid that I should glory, that I should ever rejoice, save in the cross of Jesus Christ.

God forbid that I should ever have any other treasure than His poverty, any other delight than His sufferings, any other love than Himself.

No, no, my amiable Lord, never will I separate myself from Thee; and I will attach myself to none but Thee; the narrowest paths of the life of perfection to which I am called give me no alarm, because Thou art my light and my strength.

I hope, then, O Lord, that Thou wilt render me stead fast under all temptations, victorious against the efforts of my enemies, and that Thou wilt stretch out over me that beneficent hand, which has bestowed upon me so many favors, and make me ever more and more liberal toward Thee.

I entreat this of Thee, O my adorable Jesus, by Thy blood, by all Thy wounds, and by Thy Sacred Heart.

Grant that by the consecration which I make to Thee of all that I am, I may become this day entirely renewed in Thy love. Amen.


V. Vouchsafe, O Lord, this night to keep us without sin.
R. Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.

Let us pray.

VISIT, we beseech Thee, O Lord, this habitation and drive from it all the snares of the enemy. Let Thy holy angels dwell herein, to preserve us in peace; and may Thy blessing be upon us forever, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I give my heart and my soul to you;
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, assist me in my last agony;
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, may I breathe forth my soul in peace with you.



Kyrie, eleison
Christe, eleison.
Kyrie, eleison.
Christe, audi nos.
Christe, exaudi nos.

Pater de caelis, Deus, miserere nobis.
Fili, Redemptor mundi, Deus,
Spiritus Sancte Deus,
Sancta Trinitas, unus Deus,

Sancta Maria, ORA PRO NOBIS.
Sancta Dei Genetrix,
Sancta Virgo virginum,
Mater Christi,
Mater Ecclesiae,
Mater Divinae gratiae,
Mater purissima,
Mater castissima,
Mater inviolata,
Mater intemerata,
Mater amabilis,
Mater admirabilis,
Mater boni Consilii,
Mater Creatoris,
Mater Salvatoris,
Virgo prudentissima,
Virgo veneranda,
Virgo praedicanda,
Virgo potens,
Virgo clemens,
Virgo fidelis,
Speculum iustitiae,
Sedes sapientiae,
Causa nostrae laetitiae,
Vas spirituale,
Vas honorabile,
Vas insigne devotionis,
Rosa mystica,
Turris Davidica,
Turris eburnea,
Domus aurea,
Foederis arca,
Ianua caeli,
Stella matutina,
Salus infirmorum,
Refugium peccatorum,
Consolatrix afflictorum,
Auxilium Christianorum,
Regina Angelorum,
Regina Patriarcharum,
Regina Prophetarum,
Regina Apostolorum,
Regina Martyrum,
Regina Confessorum,
Regina Virginum,
Regina Sanctorum omnium,
Regina sine labe originali concepta,
Regina in caelum assumpta,
Regina Sanctissimi Rosarii,
Regina familiae,
Regina pacis,

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, parce nobis, Domine.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, exaudi nobis, Domine.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.

SUB tuum praesidium confugimus, Sancta Dei Genetrix. Nostras deprecationes ne despicias in necessitatibus1, sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper, Virgo gloriosa et benedicta. Amen.

V. Ora pro nobis, Sancta Dei Genetrix.
R. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.


Concede nos famulos tuos, quaesumus, Domine Deus, perpetua mentis et corporis sanitate gaudere: et gloriosa beatae Mariae semper Virginis intercessione, a praesenti liberari tristitia, et aeterna perfrui laetitia. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

GRATIAM tuam quaesumus, Domine, mentibus nostris infunde: ut qui, angelo nuntiante, Christi Filii tui incarnationem cognovimus, per passionem ejus et crucem ad resurrectionis gloriam perducamur. Per eumdem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

DEFENDE, quaesumus, Domine, beata Maria semper Virgine intercedente, istam ab omni adversitate familiam: et, toto corde tibi prostratam, ab hostium propitius tuere clementer insidiis.

DEUS, qui ineffabili providentia beatum Joseph Sanctissimse Genitricis tuae Sponsum eligere dignatus es; praesta, quaesumus, ut quem protectorem veneramur in terris, intercessorem habere mereamur in caslis. Qui vivis et regnas in sascula saeculorum. Amen.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.

God, the Father of heaven,
have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins, pray for us.
Mother of Christ, pray for us.
Mother of the Church, pray for us.
Mother of divine grace, pray for us.
Mother most pure, pray for us.
Mother most chaste, pray for us.
Mother inviolate, pray for us.
Mother undefiled, pray for us.
Mother most amiable, pray for us.
Mother most admirable, pray for us.
Mother of good counsel, pray for us.
Mother of our Creator, pray for us.
Mother of our Savior, pray for us.
Virgin most prudent, pray for us.
Virgin most venerable, pray for us.
Virgin most renowned, pray for us.
Virgin most powerful, pray for us.
Virgin most merciful, pray for us.
Virgin most faithful, pray for us.
Mirror of justice , pray for us.
Seat of wisdom , pray for us.
Cause of our joy , pray for us.
Spiritual vessel , pray for us.
Vessel of honor , pray for us.
Singular vessel of devotion , pray for us.
Mystical rose , pray for us.
Tower of David , pray for us.
Tower of ivory , pray for us.
House of gold , pray for us.
Ark of the covenant , pray for us.
Gate of heaven , pray for us.
Morning star , pray for us.
Health of the sick, pray for us.
Refuge of sinners, pray for us.
Comforter of the afflicted, pray for us.
Help of Christians, pray for us.
Queen of Angels, pray for us.
Queen of Patriarchs, pray for us.
Queen of Prophets, pray for us.
Queen of Apostles, pray for us.
Queen of Martyrs, pray for us.
Queen of Confessors, pray for us.
Queen of Virgins, pray for us.
Queen of all Saints, pray for us.
Queen conceived without original sin,
Queen assumed into heaven, pray for us.
Queen of the most holy Rosary,
Queen of the Family, pray for us.
Queen of Peace, pray for us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us O Lord

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

WE fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God; despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, unto us Thy servants, that we may rejoice in continual health of mind and body; and, by the glorious intercession of Blessed Mary ever Virgin, may be delivered from present sadness, and enter into the joy of Thy eternal gladness. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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.

DEFEND, O Lord, we beseech Thee, by the intercession of blessed Mary ever Virgin, this Thy family from all adversity; and mercifully protect us, who prostrate ourselves before Thee with all our hearts, from the snares of the enemy.

O GOD, Who by Thy unspeakable providence didst vouchsafe to choose blessed Joseph to be the spouse of Thy most holy Mother; grant that, while we venerate him as our protector on earth, we may deserve to be aided by his intercession in heaven. Who livest and reignest, world without end. Amen.

Indulgence of 300 days every time; plenary indulgence under usual conditions. Pius VII., Sept. 30, 1817.