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First Saturday Devotions
« on: August 05, 2017, 07:09:38 AM »
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    Devotion to the Heart of Mary is but the consequence of the devotion due to the Heart of Jesus. It is a consequence of that boundless love of Jesus for his most holy Mother, which leads him to share with her all the riches and honors, so far as they can be communicated to a creature. The Church never disassociates the Mother with her Divine Son in the festivals which she celebrates in his honor. If she celebrates the mysteries of the Savior, from his Incarnation to his Ascension, she celebrates likewise all the mysteries of Mary, from her Conceptions to her Assumption. The feast of the Sacred Heart of Mary (Immaculate Heart of Mary) is, therefore, but the natural consequence of the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

    Let us love and honor these two Hearts, so intimately united; let us go to the Father through the Heart of Jesus; let us go to the Savior through the Heart of Mary. Let us render to God the Father, through the Heart of Jesus what we owe to his infinite justice and goodness, and let us render to God, the Son, through the Heart of Mary what we owe to his mercy, and all his benefits to us. We shall obtain everything from the Father and the Holy Ghost through the Heart of Jesus, and we shall obtain everything through the Heart of Mary.

    It is customary with many pious persons to dedicate the first Saturdays of the month to the particular honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as the first Friday is devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.


    Prayer in Honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary:


    O Heart of Mary, Mother of God and our Mother; Heart most worthy of Love, in which the adorable Trinity is ever well-pleased, worthy of the veneration and love of all the angels and of all men; Heart most like to the Heart of Jesus, of which thou art the most perfect image; Heart, full of goodness, ever compassionate toward our miseries; deign to melt our icy hearts and grant that they may be wholly changed into the likeness of the Heart of Jesus, our Divine Savior. Pour into them the love of thy virtues, enkindle in them that divine fire with which thou, thyself, dost ever burn. In thee, let Holy Church find a safe shelter; protect her and be her dearest refuge, her tower of strength, impregnable against every assault of her enemies. Be thou the way which leads to Jesus, and the means, through which we receive all the graces needful for our salvation. Be our refuge in time of trouble, our solace in the midst of trial, our strength against temptation, our haven in persecution, our present help in every danger, and especially at the hour of death, when all hell shall let loose against us, its legion to snatch away our souls, at that dread moment, that hour so full or fear, whereon our eternity depends.

    Ah, then most tender Virgin, make us to feel the sweetness of thy Motherly Heart, and the might of thine intercession with Jesus, and open to us a safe refuge in that very fountain of mercy, whence we may come to praise Him with thee in paradise, world without end. Amen.



    Act of Reparation to be recited on the First Saturdays


    Most holy Virgin and our Mother, we listen with grief to the complaints of thy Immaculate Heart surrounded with the thorns which ungrateful men place therein at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. Moved by the ardent desire of loving thee as our Mother and of promoting a true devotion to thy Immaculate Heart, we prostrate ourselves at thy feet to prove the sorrow we feel for the grievances that men cause thee, and to atone, by means of our prayers and sacrifices, for the offenses with which men return thy tender love.


    Obtain for them and for us the pardon of so many sins. A word from thee will obtain grace and amendment for us all.


    Hasten, O Lady, the conversion of sinners, that they may love Jesus and cease to offend the Lord, already so much offended, and will not fall into hell.


    Turn thine eyes of mercy towards us, that henceforth we may love God with all our heart while on earth and enjoy Him forever in heaven. Amen


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    Litany of the Sacred Heart of Mary


    Lord, have mercy.
     Lord, have mercy.
     Christ, have mercy.
     Christ, have mercy.
     Lord, have mercy.
     Lord, have mercy.
     Christ, hear us.
     Christ, graciously hear us.

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

     Heart of Mary, pray for us *
     Heart of Mary, according to the Heart of God,*
     Heart of Mary, united to the Heart of Jesus,*
     Heart of Mary, organ of the Holy Ghost,*
     Heart of Mary, sanctuary of the Divine Trinity,*
     Heart of Mary, tabernacle of God incarnate,*
     Heart of Mary immaculate from thy creation,*
     Heart of Mary, full of grace,*
     Heart of Mary, blessed among all hearts,*
     Heart of Mary, throne of glory,*
     Heart of Mary, abyss of humility,*
     Heart of Mary, holocaust of divine love,*
     Heart of Mary, fastened to the cross with Jesus crucified,*
     Heart of Mary, comfort of the afflicted,*
     Heart of Mary, refuge of sinners,*
     Heart of Mary, hope of the agonizing,*
     Heart of Mary, seat of mercy,*

     Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
     Spare us, O Lord,
     Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
     Graciously hear us, O Lord.
     Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
     Have mercy on us.

     Christ, hear us.
     Christ, graciously hear us.
     V. Immaculate Mary, meek and humble of heart.
     R. Make our heart according to the Heart of Jesus.

     Let us pray:
    O most merciful God, Who, for the salvation of sinners and the refuge of the miserable, wast pleased that the Immaculate Heart of the blessed Virgin Mary should be most like in charity and pity to the Divine Heart of Thy Son Jesus Christ; grant that we, who commemorate this most sweet and loving Heart, may, by the merits and intercession of the same blessed Virgin, merit to be found according to the Heart of Jesus. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen



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    Re: First Saturday Devotions
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  • The Immaculate Heart Of Mary





    O Heart of Mary, I offer, I consecrate to thee my heart; thou shalt ever be the object of my veneration, love, and confidence; I will pay thee my devotions every day; I will celebrate thy feasts with joy; I will proclaim thy greatness and thy goodness without ceasing; I will neglect no means of obtaining thee the honor and the homage which are due unto thee; I will bring all the thoughts and affections of my heart into conformity with thine; and I will make it my duty to imitate thy virtues, especially thy purity and thy humility.

    Vouchsafe, O Mary, to open to me thy Heart, and to receive me therein, in union with all thy dear and faithful children. Obtain for me the grace I need to imitate thee, as thou hast imitated Jesus Christ; succor me in all dangers, console me in all afflictions, and teach me how to make a holy use of all the goods and ills of life.

     Amen


     

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