This Reparational Act was
to be solemnly recited once a year on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of
Jesus [Friday after the Octave of Corpus Christi] by Pope Pius XI; it
was placed the order in the Acta
Apostolicae Sedis, Vol.
N. 6 pp. 177, 184.
An Act of Consecration and Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
MOST Sacred Heart of Jesus! I adore Thee; I offer to Thee all that I am and all that I possess; I consecrate to Thee my soul with its faculties, my body with all its senses, my heart with all its affections; desiring in all things to honor, love, and glorify Thee; in thanksgiving for the numberless benefits that I have received from Thee, especially in the Holy Eucharist; in atonement for my own sins as well as in reparation for all the offenses that are committed against Thee in the Sacrament of Thy Love, and finally, in humble supplication, that I may henceforth be faithful to Thee, that I may please Thee in thought, word, and deed, that I may suffer in patience and in perfect resignation to Thy Holy Will, that I may become like to Thee in meekness and humility, that I may persevere in Thy love and in Thy grace to the end of my life, and that I may praise Thee and bless Thee with the Saints and Angels in eternity.
We beseech Thee, also good Jesus, by Thy Sacred Heart, overflowing with sweetness and mercy, to bless our Holy Father, the Pope, and our Holy Mother, the Church; to take under Thy special protection this parish, our homes, our country, our rulers, our legislators, our bishops, our priests, and all Religious Orders. We recommend to Thee all our concerns, our friends, relatives, benefactors, and all those who have asked us to pray for them; and those who are sick and those who are dying, and all who are under any affliction. Cast an eye of compassion on obstinate sinners and heretics and unbelievers.
Give eternal rest to the faithful departed.
Bless in particular the apostolic labors of
who are engaged in giving missions and retreats in propagating the
in heathen lands, in spreading Thy kingdom on earth, and in fostering
to Thy most Sacred Heart and to the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Prayer of Expiation
DEAREST JESUS, Whose love poured forth upon mankind is so ungratefully repaid with forgetfulness, coldness and disdain, behold us prostrate before Thine Altar. We strive to pay Thee special honour and thus make amends for the wrong done on every side to Thy loving Heart.
Nevertheless remembering that even we have not always been free from that guilt and unworthiness, moved too by deep sorrow, first of all we entreat Thy mercy for ourselves. We are ready and longing to make amends, not only for our own wrongdoing, but also for the wickedness of others who, straying from the path of salvation and stubborn in disobedience, refuse to follow thee, their shepherd and guide, or trampling under foot the vows of their Baptism, have shaken off the sweet yoke of Thy law. For all this grievous sin we are eager to atone, and moreover resolute to amend each separate evil; whatever is immodest and shameful whether in life or in attire; the many snares set for the undoing of innocent souls; Holy days dishonoured; loathsome blasphemies against thee and Thy Saints: insults offered to Thy Vicar and Thy priesthood; the very Sacrament of Divine Love slighted or profaned by dreadful sacrilege; lastly, the open affronts of nations which deny her just rights to the Church founded by thee, and reject her
Would that with our own blood we could wash away these offences. Still that the outraged honour of God may be restored, we can and we do invoke that atonement which once upon the Cross Thou didst offer to Thy Father, and which day by day thou dost ever renew upon the Altar. And we join therewith the expiation made by the Virgin Mother, by all the Saints, and by the piety of Thy faithful. From our hearts we promise-----Thy grace aiding us-----to make good, so far as in us lies, for our own past sins and those of others, and for all our indifference to Thy great love, by steadfast faith, innocency of life, perfect observance of the laws of Thy Gospel, most of all the law of charity; and furthermore to hinder with all our might every offence against Thee and to enlist in Thy following all whomsoever we may.
Most gracious Jesus, accept, we beseech Thee, through the intercession of our Blessed Lady, our Patroness in Reparation, the obedience which freely offers this expiation, vouchsafe to bestow upon us the great grace of perseverance, deign to keep us faithful in Thy service even unto death; so that we may all at last reach our home where Thou dost live and reign with the Father and the Holy Ghost, God, for ever and ever. Amen.
An Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart 1
Most adorable and amiable Jesus, always filled with love for
touched by our miseries, always urged by the desire to make us share in
Thy treasures and to give Thyself entirely to us; Jesus, my Savior and
my God, who by an excess of the most ardent and the most prodigious of
all loves, hast placed Thyself in the state of Victim in the adorable
of the Eucharist, in which Thou dost offer Thyself in sacrifice each
from the rising of the sun to the going down thereof, what must be Thy
sentiments in this state, when in return for all that Thou hast done,
dost find in the hearts of the greater part of men only unkindness,
ingratitude and contempt! Was it not enough, O my Savior, to have
the most painful way to save us, although Thou couldst have shown us
love at the expense of much less suffering? Was it not enough to
Thyself once to the cruel agony and the mortal languor, which the
vision of our sins with which Thou wert laden was to cause Thee? Why
Thou wish to expose Thyself again daily to all the indignities of which
the most fiendish and malicious of men and demons are capable? Ah! my
and my most loving Redeemer, what have been the sentiments of Thy
Heart at the sight of all these acts of ingratitude and all those sins?
How great has been the bitterness into which so many sacrileges and
plunged Thy Sacred Heart!
Filled with the deepest regret for all these indignities, behold me prostrate and annihilated before Thee in the presence of Heaven and earth, to make an act of reparation for all the indignities and outrages which Thou hast received on our altars since the institution of this adorable Sacrament. With a heart humbled and broken with sorrow, I ask Thy pardon a thousand times for all these indignities. Would that I could, O my God, water with my tears and wash with my blood all the places where Thy Sacred Heart has been so horribly outraged and where the marks of Thy love have been received with such strange contempt! Would that I could, Sovereign Lord, my Savior and my Judge, whom I believe to be really present in the adorable Sacrament of the Eucharist. I resolve for the future, by the respect which I shall show in His Presence and by my zeal in doing Him honor, to prove that I believe firmly in the Real Presence. And as I make profession to honoring His Sacred Heart in a special manner, I wish to pass the rest of my life in this Divine Heart. Grant me, O my Jesus, the grace which I ask of Thee to breathe forth my last sigh at the hour of my death in Thy Sacred Heart. Amen.
O Divine Heart of Jesus, inexhaustible Source of love and goodness, ah! how I regret that I have forgotten Thee so much and loved Thee so little! O Sacred Heart, Thou dost merit the reverence and love of all hearts which Thou hast cherished so much and laid under infinite obligations. And yet Thou dost receive from the greater number nothing but ingratitude and coldness, and especially from my own heart which merits Thy just indignation. But Thy Heart is all full of goodness and mercy, and of this I wish to avail myself to obtain reconciliation and pardon. O Divine Heart, I grieve intensely when I see myself guilty of such cowardice and when I consider the ungrateful conduct of my wicked heart, which has so unjustly stolen the love that it owes to Thee and bestowed it on myself or on vain amusements.
O Heart most meek, if the sorrow and shame of a heart that recognizes its error can satisfy Thee, pardon this heart of mine for it is sorry for its infidelity and ashamed of the little care which it has taken to please Thee by its love. O Sacred Heart of my Savior, what could I expect from all this but Thy displeasure and condign punishment if I did not hope in Thy mercy. O, Heart of my God, Heart most holy, Heart to which alone belongs to pardon sinners, do Thou in Thy mercy pardon this poor miserable heart of mine. All its powers unite in a supreme effort to make reparation to Thee for its wanderings from Thee and the disordered application of its love.
Ah! how have I been able hitherto to refuse Thee my heart, I who have so many obligations to make Thee its sole possessor, nevertheless I have done so. But now how I regret that I have wandered away from Thee, from the love of Thee who art the Source of all goodness, in a word, from the Heart of my Jesus, who although needing me not, hast sought me out and lavished Thy favors on me. O adorable Heart of Jesus, is it possible that my heart can have treated Thee thus, my heart which depends entirely on Thy love and Thy benefits and which, if Thou shouldst take them from it, would fall into the utmost extremes of misery or be reduced to nothingness? Ah! how I am beholden to Thy goodness, O indulgent Heart of my Savior, for having borne with me so long in my ingratitude! Oh! how timely Thy mercies come to pardon my poor, inconstant heart!
O Heart of my Jesus, I now consecrate to Thee and give Thee all my love and the source of my love, which is my heart; I give Thee both irrevocably, although with great confusion for having so long refused Thee Thine own possessions. O Divine Heart, my very capability of bestowing my poor heart on Thee is a proof of Thy great love for me, but alas! I have availed myself badly of such a favorable opportunity to merit Thy love and grace. Oh! how great is my confusion at the thought of this! O Heart of my Jesus, reform my faithless heart, grant that henceforth it may bind itself to Thy love by its own, and that it may approach Thee as much in the future as it has wandered away from Thee in the past, and as Thou art the Creator of my heart, may Thou, I beseech Thee, one day give it the crown of immortality.
O most Sacred and adorable Heart of Jesus, behold me humbly prostrate before Thee with a heart contrite and penetrated with lively sorrow for having loved Thee so little and for having offered Thee so many insults by my wandering from Thee, by my ingratitude, my perfidy and my other acts of infidelity, by which I have rendered myself unworthy of Thy mercies and of all the graces and favors of Thy pure love.
The shame and regret which I feel leave me no other words to express myself except to say: I have sinned against Thee. Have pity on me who am unworthy of all mercy. Do not condemn me, however, O Divine Heart, full of charity. I implore Thee to manifest the excess of Thy goodness by showing favor to this poor criminal who appears before Thee annihilated in the abyss of her nothingness and misery. Alas! O Sacred Heart, I have sinned against Thee, do not abandon me to the rigor of Thy justice which would infallibly punish any want of love towards Thee by the eternal privation of Thy love. Oh! rather let all torments, pains and miseries come and overwhelm me, than that I should be deprived for a moment of loving Thee! And since it is Thou, O Divine Heart of Jesus, the Source of love, who hast received the insults of all my infidelities and of my want of love, do Thou take care to be avenged upon me. If Thou wishest to condemn me to burn eternally, I consent, provided it be in the devouring fire of Thy pure love. O compassionate Heart, save me by the excess of Thy mercy. Do not allow me to perish in the deluge of my iniquities. O Heart of love, I cry to Thee from the abyss of my misery; save me by Thy ardent charity. Save me, I implore Thee, by all that is in Thee most capable of moving Thee to do me this great mercy. Have pity, then, on this poor criminal who expects her salvation from Thee.
Oh! save me, O merciful Heart, at whatever price it may cost. Save me and do not deprive me of loving Thee eternally. Rather let all the moments of life that remain to me be filled with bitterness, sorrow and affliction.
Am I not sufficiently punished for having loved so late a Heart so full of love! But because I love Thee, I have such regret for having so ungratefully offended Thee, my Sovereign Good, that rather than having committed so many sins, I would wish from the moment I commenced to sin to have endured as a preservative all the pains of Hell, although I hope that in Thy love Thou wilt exempt me from them. This is what I pray Thee, while crying to Thee with all my heart for mercy. Pardon, then, in Thy mercy, this afflicted heart which has put all its confidence and all its hope in Thee.
O Heart of Jesus, my Savior, exercise over me this office which has cost Thee so dear and do not lose the fruit of so many sufferings and of so painful a death, but honor it by saving me in order that my heart may adore, praise and glorify Thee eternally. Be then, O Sacred Heart, our refuge and our hope, now and at the hour of our death!
Take my cause in hand, justify me and turn away the rigors which my sins have merited. Thou art my true friend, do Thou answer and satisfy for me. Draw me from the abyss into which my sins have precipitated me. Hearken to the groans of my afflicted heart which hopes for everything from Thy goodness. But if Thy justice condemns it as unworthy of pardon, it will appeal to the tribunal of Thy love, being ready to suffer all its rigors rather than be for a single moment deprived of loving Thee. Cut, burn, amputate; provided only I love Thee, it is sufficient for me. Spare neither my body nor my life, whenever there is question of Thy glory. I belong to Thee, O Divine and Adorable Heart, work out, then, my salvation, I implore Thee. In punishing my sins, do not abandon me to myself, allowing me to relapse into the same sins. Ah! rather a thousand deaths than offend Thee whom I love a hundred times more than my life!What glory will the loss of a wretched grain of dust give Thee? And Thou shalt have great glory in saving such a miserable sinner. Save me, then, O pure Love, for I wish to love Thee eternally whatever price it may cost me. Yes, I wish to love Thee whatever it may cost me, I wish to love Thee with my whole heart. Amen.
Most glorious Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, turn thine eyes in pity upon us, miserable sinners; we are sore afflicted by the many evils that surround us in this life, but especially do we feel our hearts break within us upon hearing the dreadful insults and blasphemies uttered against thee, O Virgin Immaculate. O how these impious sayings offend the infinite Majesty of God and of His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ! How they provoke His indignation and give us cause to fear the terrible effects of His vengeance! Would that the sacrifice of our lives might avail to put an end to such outrages and blasphemies; were it so, how gladly we should make it, for we desire, O most holy Mother, to love thee and to honor thee with all our hearts, since this is the will of God. And just because we love thee, we will do all that is in our power to make thee honored and loved by all men. In the meantime do thou, our merciful Mother, the supreme comforter of the afflicted, accept this our act of reparation which we offer thee for ourselves and for all our families, as well as for all who impiously blaspheme thee, not knowing what they say. Do thou obtain for them from Almighty God the grace of conversion, and thus render more manifest and more glorious thy kindness, thy power and thy great mercy. May they join with us in proclaiming thee blessed among women, the Immaculate Virgin and most compassionate Mother of God.
Hail Mary three times.
Source: The Raccolta, 1950
O blessed Virgin, Mother of God, look down in mercy from Heaven, where thou art enthroned as Queen, upon me, a miserable sinner, thine unworthy servant. Although I know full well my own unworthiness, yet in order to atone for the offenses that are done to thee by impious and blasphemous tongues, from the depths of my heart I praise and extol thee as the purest, the fairest, the holiest creature of all God's handiwork. I bless thy holy Name, I praise thine exalted privilege of being truly Mother of God, ever Virgin, conceived without stain of sin, Co-Redemptrix of the human race. I bless the Eternal Father who chose thee in an especial way for His daughter; I bless the Word Incarnate who took upon Himself our nature in thy bosom and so made thee His Mother; I bless the Holy Spirit who took thee as His bride. All honor, praise and thanksgiving to the ever-blessed Trinity who predestined thee and loved thee so exceedingly from all eternity as to exalt thee above all creatures to the most sublime heights. O Virgin, holy and merciful, obtain for all who offend thee the grace of repentance, and graciously accept this poor act of homage from me thy servant, obtaining likewise for me from thy Divine Son the pardon and remission of all my sins. Amen.
Source: The Raccolta, 1950
Lord, forgive all reviling of Mary's name!
We beseech Thee, hear us!
Lord, forgive all contempt of her Immaculate Conception!
We beseech Thee, hear us!
Lord, forgive all coldness in the honoring of Mary!
We beseech Thee, hear us!
Lord, forgive all contempt of Mary's pictures!
We beseech Thee, hear us!
Lord, forgive all neglect of the Holy Rosary!
We beseech Thee, hear us!
Lord, forgive all indifference to Mary's Motherly love!
FROM THE PILGRIMAGE OF THE TWO HEARTS BOOKLET
PUBLISHED BY THE SAME ASSOCIATION, AUSTRALIA
Introductory Prayer: In place of the Creed:
Mary, my Immaculate Mother, I desire to offer thee reparation for the offenses which thine Immaculate Heart receives from the horrible blasphemies which are uttered against thee. I offer thee these praises to console thee for so many ungrateful children who do not love thee, and to console the Heart of thy Divine Son Who is so deeply offended by the insults offered to thee.
Receive, my Purest Mother, this little act of homage. Make me love thee more each day and look with pity on those blasphemers that they may not delay to cast themselves into thy maternal arms. Amen.
On each decade say the following aspiration, followed by the
numbered to correspond to each bead of the decade:
Grant that I may praise you, O Holy Virgin! Give me strength against your enemies!
1. Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary Most Holy!
2. Blessed be her Holy and Immaculate Conception!
3. Blessed be her Glorious Assumption!
4. Blessed be the Name of Mary, VIrgin and Mother!
5. Blessed be her Immaculate Heart!
6. Blessed be her Virginal Purity!
7. Blessed be her Divine Maternity!
8. Blessed be her Universal Mediation!
9. Blessed be her Sorrows and her Tears!
10. Blessed be the graces with which the Lord crowned her Queen of Heaven and Earth!
After each decade say:
Glory be to Mary, Daughter of the Father! Glory be to Mary, Mother of the Son! Glory be to Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit!
My Mother, I love thee for those who do not love thee; I praise thee for those who blaspheme thee; I surrender myself to thee for those who will not recognize thee as their Mother.
The above praises were published in Peru with the Imprimatur of the Archbishop of Lima on October 26, 1953. This translation is offered to help English-speaking people join in this practical form of reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Taken from My Treasury of Chaplets, Patricia S. Quintiliani.
Last December  a diocesan priest told one of his parishioners that St. Joseph had had intercourse with the Blessed Virgin Mary and that is how Jesus came to be born. He told her that he would not dare to say this from the pulpit, meaning therefore, he knew it was wrong to say, for if this were indeed Catholic doctrine or the revelation of Christ, he would have had no such compunction. The same priest also told this web master that Jesus had no knowledge of His mission on earth until the very end, that Baptism of infants was wrong, that the Church would be doing away with the administration of this Sacrament for them, that all pro-lifers were terrorists and extremists, comparing them to a particular Muslim militant. He said they had no "right to impose their views . . ." He is known to be active in promoting "gay rights" and has written publicly about this issue in a most scandalous manner, which included his sexual fantasies. He is in danger of everlasting damnation in Hell.
I will not reveal this poor priest's name but ask that you pray for him and others like him who infest our diocese. The Bishops seem powerless and going to the Chancery has resulted in nothing of lasting consequence. All acts of blasphemy and insults to the Divine Majesty require reparation. Below you will find several prayers. We have provided a text-only page for those who would like to print them out. That page includes the prayers on the previous page as well.
Most glorious Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, Saint
her most Chaste Spouse, and Infant Jesus, turn thine eyes of pity upon
us, miserable sinners; we are sore afflicted by the many evils that
us in this life, but especially do we feel our hearts break within us
hearing the dreadful insults and blasphemies uttered against Thee, O
Immaculate and Queen of the Clergy, St. Joseph, ever chaste and patron
of the Church and dearest Sweet Savior, O how these impious sayings
the infinite Majesty of God and Thee, His only-begotten Son, Jesus
How they provoke His indignation and give us cause to fear the terrible
effects of His vengeance! Would that the sacrifice of our lives might
to put an end to such outrages and blasphemies; were it so, how gladly
we should make it, for we desire, O most holy Mother, holy
of Jesus and Divine Infant, to love Thee and to honor Thee with all our
hearts, since this is the will of God. And just because we love Thee,
will do all that is in our power to make Thee honored and loved by all
men. In the meantime do Thou, our merciful Holy Family, the supreme
of the afflicted, accept this our act of reparation which we offer Thee
for ourselves and for all our families, as well as for all who
blaspheme Thee, not knowing what they say. Do Thou obtain for them from
Almighty God the grace of conversion, and thus render more manifest and
more glorious Thy kindness, Thy power and Thy great mercy and
for sinners who cry out to Thee. May they join with us in proclaiming
blessed among women, the Immaculate Virgin and most compassionate
of God, thy Purity and Chastity, O Blessed St. Joseph, and Thy reign
men, O Lord, Jesus Christ, Our Savior and King!
Hail Mary three times.
Source: Based on Prayers from The Raccolta, 1950
REMEMBER, O most illustrious Patriarch St. Joseph, on the testimony of St. Teresa, thy devoted client, never hath it been heard that anyone who has invoked thy protection or sought thy mediation has not obtained relief. In this confidence I come before thee, my loving protector, chaste Spouse of Mary, Foster-father of the Savior of men and dispenser of the treasures of His Sacred Heart. Despise not my earnest prayer but graciously hear and obtain my petition. [Mention your request.]
ACT OF CONSECRATION TO SAINT JOSEPH
O DEAREST St. Joseph, I consecrate myself to thy honor and give myself to thee, that thou mayest always be my father, my protector and my guide in the way of salvation. Obtain for me a great purity of heart and a fervent love of the interior life. After thine example, may I do all my actions for the greater glory of God, in union with the Divine Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary! And do thou, O blessed St. Joseph, pray for me that I may share in the peace and joy of thy holy death. Amen.
ANOTHER ACT OF CONSECRATION TO SAINT JOSEPH
O BLESSED JOSEPH, foster father of my Savior
chaste spouse of the mother of God, this day I irrevocably adopt thee
my intercessor with the Almighty as well as my model, my protector and
my father in this valley of exile. O St. Joseph, whom the Lord
guardian of His Family, I beseech thee to extender thy tender
over all my interests. Kindle in my heart a vehement love for Jesus and
enable me to serve Him with all thy devotedness and fidelity. Aid my
to venerate Mary as my advocate, to honor her as my Queen and to love
as my Mother. Be my never-failing guide in the way of virtue and piety,
and grant that, after having faithfully followed thee in the path of
I may receive thy powerful protection at the hour of my death. Amen.
Catholic Tradition received four e-mails, November 14, 2002, which were so derogatory and blasphemous that in all my years of being on the web I have never read the likes of such.
Clearly, some people do not want us as an internet presence, and
more so do they
despise the Great Mother of God, Mary Most Holy!
I cannot let this vile outburst of an assault on the Queen of Heaven
pass. Someone must
make reparation for the insult to the Mother of God and that someone is me because
I am the person who received the vulgar poems.
Below is a beautiful prayer of praise and petition from the Raccolta for the occasion of the Immaculate Conception, a very small way to help make amends to Our Lady and Her Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ and another, also from the Raccolta, for the conversion of sinners. Please pray for the conversion of those who insult Our Lady, whether they be straying Catholics or the unBaptized.
O Mary, Ever Virgin, we are so very very sorry that thou art so insulted and that your image is so besmirched and despised. We offer these prayers as a pledge of our fidelity to thee and thy Son and to holy Mother Church and ask that thou wilt receive our little prayers as if thou hadst received them from the greatest Saints.
O Mary, Mother of God and Mother of us, thou who by a singular privilege, in virtue of the foreseen death of our Redeemer, wast redeemed from the first moment of thy conception and preserved immune from every spot of original sin, we firmly believe in this thy privilege and we proclaim it aloud, saying: "Thou art all fair, O Mary, and in thee there is no stain"; thou art the Immaculate; thy raiment is white as snow; thy face shines like the sun; in thee we marvel at the brightness of eternal light and the spotless mirror of Divine beauty. Like the Divine Redeemer, thou art wholly and utterly fair, for in Him there can be no stain and thou art His most perfect reflection.
We all rejoice in the Lord, as we celebrate the feast that recalls this singular privilege of thine, O Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, and we unite ourselves to thee in magnifying and thanking Our Lord, who through thee hath done such wondrous deeds, and hath given us in thee good cause for rejoicing.
We would be ever worthy to love thee and to sing thy glories, O Mary, our Immaculate Mother, but we are by nature sons of wrath, and only by grace can we become thy children and acceptable unto thee. From thee we hope for assistance in obtaining the pardon of our sins, the strength to overcome our wicked passions, and to escape the snares laid for us by the world and the devil. Wherefore, O Immaculate Mother, Mary, inspire in us an intense hatred of sin, perfect contrition for the sins we have committed, and a lively fear of falling again into sin; make our hearts and our bodies immaculate, lest we be confounded forever; and so, being cleansed of sin, with our passions under control, and the enemies of our salvation overcome, with pure hearts burning with love of thee, may we be able to sing to thee with unfaltering voices: "Thou art all fair, O Mary, and in thee there is no original stain; thou art our glory, thou art our joy."
O Virgin immaculate, thou who by a singular privilege of grace wast preserved from Original Sin, look in pity upon our separated brethren, who are nevertheless thy children, and call them back to the center of unity. Not a few of them, although separated from the Church, have kept a certain veneration for thee; and do thou, generous as thou art, reward them for it, by obtaining for them the grace of conversion.
The public occasions that render reparation a necessity seem to be growing. The latest outrage was committed by a priest at Mass, who we have to think is profoundly ignorant because, if not, the consequences for him are too horrible to contemplate:
During his sermon he said in so many words that Saint John the Evangelist was wrong with his black and white stance on faith and the necessity of acknowledging Jesus Christ to avoid damnation. He added that he "was a work in progress," meaning that St. John was wrong.He, of course, misreads St. John's Gospel. Nowhere in that Gospel does the Evangelist, so loved by Christ for his innocence, ever say that one must believe in Jesus Christ the first second one hears of Him [although that would be most meritorious for such a soul who did so], only that one must believe in Jesus Christ, which means before one dies, which means "a work in progress," as the priest described himself, saying that he did indeed believe in Jesus Christ. So the implication is that others may not necessarily have to, by definition or else his little blast at St. John would have been unnecessary for his sermon.
The priest also had the "altar" table
sidewise so it was at a 45 degree angle, a novel
approach, but somehow appropriate, whatever his motive, because his theology certainly
is skewed. Of course we are all "works in progress" as he put it, but this reality does not render St.
John's Gospel incorrect, merely validates its mandates.
Please pray to St. John that this
will realize the scandal he gave and continues to give
by some of his more inane ramblings called homilies and or sermons, most of which are pep
talks to tell the people how wonderful they are and how they need more self-esteem. One
wonders if he knows the true meaning of humility and what authentic self-esteem is.
Below are some prayers from The Raccolta
be said as acts of reparation, adding to the first, an intention for
priest's change of heart:
Prayer to Saint John the Evangelist
O glorious Apostle, Saint John, who for
virginal purity wast so beloved
by Jesus as to merit to rest thy head upon His Divine bosom, and to be left,
in His stead, as a son to His most holy Mother, I implore thee to set me on
fire with a burning love for Jesus and Mary. Obtain for me, I pray, this grace
from our Lord, that, even now, with my heart set free from earthly affections,
I may be made worthy to be ever united to Jesus as His faithful disciple and to
Mary as her devoted child both here on earth and then forever in Heaven. Amen.
Aspiration and Prayers for Pardon and Priests
Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, light of the world, I adore Thee; for Thee I live, for Thee I die. Amen.
My GOD, I believe, I adore, I trust and I love Thee! I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust and do not love Thee.
This prayer is from the Diary of St. Mary Faustina Kowalska [1905-1938] of the Divine Mercy Devotion.
O MY JESUS, I beg Thee on behalf of the whole Church: Grant it love and the light Thy Spirit, and give power to the words of priests, so that hardened hearts might be brought to repentance and return to Thee.
Lord, give us holy priests; Thou Thyself maintain them in holiness. O Divine and great High Priest, may the power of Thy mercy accompany them everywhere and protect them from the devil's traps and snares, which are continually being set for the souls of priests.
May the power of Thy mercy, O Lord, shatter and bring to naught all that might tarnish the sanctity of priests, for Thou can do all things. I ask Thee, Jesus, for a special blessing and for light for the priests before whom I will make my confessions throughout my lifetime. Amen.
A Prayer for Priests
O Jesus, eternal High Priest, Divine
Thou Who in an unspeakable burst
of love for men, Thy brethren, didst cause the Christian priesthood to spring forth from
Thy Sacred Heart, vouchsafe to pour forth upon Thy priests continual living streams
of infinite love.
in them, transform them into Thee; make them, by Thy grace, fit
of Thy mercy; do Thou act in them and through them, and grant, that they may become
wholly one with Thee by their faithful imitation of Thy virtues; and, in Thy Name and
by the strength of Thy spirit, may they do the works which Thou didst
accomplish for the salvation of the world.
Redeemer of souls, behold how great is the multitude of those who still
in the darkness of error; reckon up the number of those unfaithful sheep who stray
to the edge of the precipice; consider the throngs of the poor, the hungry, the
ignorant and the feeble who groan in their abandoned condition.
for Blasphemy --------------------
Reparation for the Blasphemy
November 3, 2003; for
the Blasphemy of the book, The
DaVinci Code; and for all the stage plays depicting Our Lord
committing perverse acts that are better left unmentioned, per the
instruction of St. Paul.
ABC-TV is promoting a blasphemous "documentary" titled, Jesus, Mary Magdalen and Da Vinci. It is scheduled to air Monday evening, 8 PM, EST, November 3, 2003. In this attack on the human perfection of Jesus Christ, Who has two natures, one Divine and the other human, but only one Personhood, a Divine Person, the network that is in the forefront of every conceivable impurity spawned by the homosexual activists within the media, especially at ABC-Disney, suggests that Our Lord and Savior may have been married to St. Mary Magdalen. Part of the hypothesis is supposedly proven by Leonardo Da Vinci's image of the Last Supper. To bolster this incredible claim and mortal sin against the Holy Ghost, ABC asks the dissenting priest and heretic, Richard McBrien, if this is possible, and he of course answers yes. No more need be said.
Even if ABC were to
in the negative, the suggestion of this possibility alone is so
in of itself as to defy human reasoning, let alone the grace of God.
Since then we have
learned about off-Broadway plays featuring Jesus as an avowed
homosexual, as if the above was not enough! Words fail, but prayer
while in the state of grace cannot:
O Most Merciful Heart of Jesus, Divine Mercy-seat, for Whose sake the Eternal Father has promised that He would always hear our prayers!
I unite myself to Thee in offering
Eternal Father this poor and needy heart of mine, contrite and humbled
in His Divine presence, and desirous of making complete
reparation for the offenses that are committed against Him, especially those which Thou dost continually suffer in the Holy Eucharist, and more particularly those which I myself have unhappily so often committed. Would that I could wash them away with my tears, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, and blot out with my own heart's blood the ingratitude wherewith we have repaid Thy tender love. I unite my sorrow, slight as it is, with the mortal agony which caused Thy sweat to become as drops of blood in the Garden of Olives at the very thought of our sins. Do Thou offer it, dear Lord, to Thine Eternal Father in union with Thy Sacred Heart. Render Him infinite thanks for the manifold blessings which He constantly showers upon us, and let Thy love supply for our want of thankfulness and remembrance. Grant me the grace always to present myself in a spirit of deepest reverence before the face of Thy Divine Majesty, in order thus to repair in some measure the irreverences and outrages which I have dared to commit before Thee; grant also, that from this day forth, I may devote myself with all my might to drawing, both by word and example, many souls to know Thee and to experience the riches of Thy Heart. From this moment I offer and dedicate myself wholly to propagating the honor due to Thy most sweet Sacred Heart.
I choose It as the object of all my affection, and desires, and from this hour forevermore I set up in It my perpetual abode, thanking, adoring and loving It with all my heart, inasmuch as It is the Heart of my Jesus, Who is worthy to be loved, the Heart of my King and sovereign Lord, the Bridegroom of my soul, my Shepherd and Master, my truest Friend, my loving Father, my sure Guide, my unfailing protection and my everlasting blessedness. Amen.
Act of Consecration
My loving Jesus, out of the grateful
I bear Thee, and to make reparation for my unfaithfulness to grace, I
Thee my heart, and I consecrate myself wholly to Thee; and with Thy
I purpose to sin no more.
Prayer to the Immaculata
O God, Who by the Immaculate
Conception of the Virgin didst make ready a
fitting habitation for Thy Son, we beseech Thee that Thou Who didst keep her clean from all stain by the precious death of the same Thy Son, foreseen by Thee, mayest grant unto us in like manner to be made clean through her intercession and so attain unto Thee. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen (Roman Missal).