Friday, June 15, 2012

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart





May our hearts be enflamed by love for the Most Sacred Heart!


Prayers of reparation and devotion for today's Solemnity:

Our family prays the following prayer at night following the rosary, renewing our pledge to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.



Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus, we renew our pledge of love and loyalty to
You. Keep us always close to Your loving Heart, and to the most pure
Heart of Your Mother. May we love one another more and more each day,
forgiving each other’s faults as You forgive us our sins. Teach us to see
You in the members of our family and those we meet outside our home,
loving them as You love them, especially the poor and the oppressed, that
we may be instrumental in bringing about justice and peace.

Please help us to carry our cross daily out of love for You, and to strengthen
this love by frequent Mass and Communion.

Thank You, dear Jesus, King and Friend of our family, for all the blessings
of this day. Protect us and all families during this night. Help us so to live
that we may all get to Heaven.

Immaculate Heart of Mary,                      Pray for us!
St. Joseph, Protector of the Christian,       Pray for us!
Our Guardian Angels and Patron Saints,     Pray for us!


Last year, our parish priest introduced us to this beautiful, traditional prayer of reparation.  It seems more relevant with each passing year.

Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart

Most sweet Jesus, whose overflowing charity for men is requited by so much forgetfulness, negligence and contempt, behold us prostrate before Thee, eager to repair by a special act of homage the cruel indifference and injuries to which Thy loving Heart is everywhere subject.

Mindful, alas! that we ourselves have had a share in such great indignities, which we now deplore from the depths of our hearts, we humbly ask Thy pardon and declare our readiness to atone by voluntary expiation, not only for our own personal offenses, but also for the sins of those, who, straying far from the path of salvation, refuse in their obstinate infidelity to follow Thee, their Shepherd and Leader, or, renouncing the promises of their baptism, have cast off the sweet yoke of Thy law.

We are now resolved to expiate each and every deplorable outrage committed against Thee; we are now determined to make amends for the manifold offenses against Christian modesty in unbecoming dress and behavior, for all the foul seductions laid to ensnare the feet of the innocent, for the frequent violations of Sundays and holydays, and the shocking blasphemies uttered against Thee and Thy Saints. We wish also to make amends for the insults to which Thy Vicar on earth and Thy priests are subjected, for the profanation, by conscious neglect or terrible acts of sacrilege, of the very Sacrament of Thy Divine Love; and lastly for the public crimes of nations who resist the rights and teaching authority of the Church which Thou hast founded.

Would that we were able to wash away such abominations with our blood. We now offer, in reparation for these violations of Thy divine honor, the satisfaction Thou once made to Thy Eternal Father on the Cross and which Thou continuest to renew daily on our Altars; we offer it in union with the acts of atonement of Thy Virgin Mother and all the Saints and of the pious faithful on earth; and we sincerely promise to make recompense, as far as we can with the help of Thy grace, for all neglect of Thy great love and for the sins we and others have committed in the past. Henceforth, we will live a life of unswerving faith, of purity of conduct, of perfect observance of the precepts of the Gospel and especially that of charity. We promise to the best of our power to prevent others from offending Thee and to bring as many as possible to follow Thee.

O loving Jesus, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mother, our model in reparation, deign to receive the voluntary offering we make of this act of expiation; and by the crowning gift of perseverance keep us faithful unto death in our duty and the allegiance we owe to Thee, so that we may all one day come to that happy home, where with the Father and the Holy Spirit Thou livest and reignest, God, forever and ever. Amen.



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3 comments:

Natalie said...

Hey Maurisa,
I just finished reading "the vaccine book" you recommended and have a few questions about what you've done with your family (if you don't mind me asking). Mainly, I would like to know if you refused all the vaccines available or just certain ones? Right now I'm just thinking about stopping all vaccines for the boys either due to the ingredients or limited research. Not to mention some of the huge conflict of interest problems. Ugh, wish I had researched this a lot sooner.

Natalie said...

you can e-mail me at MamaBear080911@gmail.com if that is better for you. thanks!

Natalie said...

I got your FB message! Thanks, but feel free to e-mail me anytime. =)