Sunday, December 06, 2015

Guardian Angel of Portugal appears to the 3 Children of Fatima in 1916

The Holy Guardian Angel of Portugal appears to the 3 Children of Fatima in 1916 to prepare them for Mother Mary's visits in 1917. Here is a short compilation of the prayers he taught the 3 children, Lucia, Jacintha and Francisco to pray. He knelt with the children and showed them with what devotion they ought to pray and adore Our Lord Jesus Christ. Reparation, we need to make of everything we can think of, a sacrifice. 

My God, I believe in Thee! I adore Thee! I hope in Thee, and I love Thee! I ask pardon of Thee for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope, and do not love Thee. (3 times)

Most Holy Trinity-Father, Son and Holy Ghost-I adore Thee profoundly, I offer Thee the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference by which He is offended. And through the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.

Make of everything you can a sacrifice, and offer it to God as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended and as a petition for the conversion of sinners. Bring peace to your country this way. 

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Tuesday, December 01, 2015

St Catherine Labouré

Adapted from Saint Catherine Labouré of the Miraculous Medal by Joseph I. Dirvin, C.M.

The great apparitions of Virgin Mary by St Catherine Labouré: For these was she born, for these came she into the world, even as Christ came to bear witness to the truth. They are the reason for her being and the wellspring of her holiness. The years of sanctity that went before them, the years of sanctity that followed after, cluster about them like a setting about a gem. Not that St Catherine Labouré was holy because she saw the Blessed Virgin; she was holy because she was faithful to the mission given her to do. God's plan for her life and sanctification was: that she should cultivate a deep devotion to the Mother of God; that she should receive, at first hand, important instructions from this great Lady; that she should carry out these instructions to the letter; and, while doing all this, she should remain hidden, living an ordinary religious life in doing ordinary religious works.

All the graces given her by God worked to this end. St Catherine Labouré corresponded to every grace; she did what was expected of her and did it well. This is why she is a saint.

St Catherine Labouré, please help us all to be able to do what God expects of us, what He wills of us, what He wants to us do. Please help us to ask our Dearest Mother to intercede for us, to shower upon us graces we ought to have asked her. Please help us. Please help us make our way to heaven to be with you and all the Angels and Saints with Jesus and Mary. St Catherine Labouré, ora pro nobis. Amen.

St Catherine Labouré's Incorrupt Body

Our Blessed Mother appears to St Catherine Labouré when she was a novice

St Catherine Labouré (Zoé)

St Catherine Labouré and the Miraculous Medal

St Catherine Labouré's Incorrupt Body for veneration by faithful
Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Anne, Therese, I love You; Save Souls!

Jesu mitis et humilis Corde, Fac cor nostrum secundum Cor tuum. (ter)

Deus propitius esto mihi peccatori.

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