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« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2016, 11:05:11 PM »
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  • The Employment of the Angel.

    The word Angel does not indicate the nature of the heavenly Spirit; He determines his office, his employment, the ministry he exercises: angel means messenger, sent.

    Would more be necessary to be tempted to believe that, even in his heaven, God created everything for man? What! These sublime Intelligences, of which the august Trinity forms his court, bear a name which seems especially to indicate their functions with man!

    The angels are the messengers, the messengers of God.

    "And where will they go to work?"

    - Everywhere where the man will be.

    - They come to ask a daughter of Eve the blood which the Creator Spirit wants to use to form the Victim, who must save the world by the effusion of his Blood.

    - They come to announce to the earth the peace of him who wants to pacify everything by the Blood of his Son. They come to inform Joseph that we must flee, because we try to pour too soon the Blood of the God-Child. And later they go down to Gethsemane to bring to the already bloody Victim an answer which makes his fiat the act of the most sublime adoration of the will of the heavenly Father,

    - an immutably fixed will in his decree to save man by inundating him with the waves of a divine Blood. And since Calvary, how many celestial envoys have descended to man! Every day, as in Jacob's vision, they go up and down.

    Spirits of light, divine Envoy, bring me from heaven, I implore you, an efficacious grace which makes me correspond to the love of my God, and which deserves me to glorify eternally the redemptive Blood.

    So be it.

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    « Reply #16 on: November 22, 2016, 10:57:43 PM »
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  • The Angel and the Human Heart.

    In truth, God did not wish to allow the angel to intrude himself into the inner sanctuary of the human soul; But it allows man to introduce the Angel. For this it is enough for an act of our will. As soon as we desire the look of the Angel, the angelic eye is illuminated on everything we want it to see from our interior.

    What dignity does the human soul possess, since God treats it with such a respectful reserve! Its resemblance to God, the price it costs us tells us better than any word and its value and nobility: it is worth the Blood of a God !!

    And what reserve, what discretion will we practice in our mutual relations of society, if we wish to imitate the exquisite delicacy of God towards us! Let the secrets of our neighbor be always sacred to us when he communicates them to us; And let them be even more so, if possible, when he reserves them.

    Serious review to do here, if we were inclined to judge the intentions of the next.

    O holy angels, if I can not imitate the perfection of God in his sublimities, get me to resemble him, at least, in that amiable reserve towards neighbor which consists in entering his house only to the extent that he Wants, and to leave nothing of the privacy of his house.

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    « Reply #17 on: November 25, 2016, 11:20:34 PM »
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  • The nine Choirs of the Angels.

    The Angels are divided into nine choirs and form three hierarchies.

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    « Reply #18 on: November 30, 2016, 11:58:11 PM »
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  • The first hierarchy is composed of the Seraphim, the Cherubim and the Thrones; The second includes the Dominions, the Powers, and the Virtues; The third is made up of the Principalities, the Archangels and the Angels.

    The special function of the angels of each chorus is determined in the following prayer:

    Fiery Seraphim, you who, placed in the eternal hearth of love, always plunge your gaze into the rays of the sun of righteousness, kindle in our hearts, by the virtue of the Divine Blood, the sacred fire of which you are consumed.

    Cherubs very enlightened, you who are admitted into the secrets of God, dissipate the darkness of our souls; And by the virtue of the Divine Blood, make this supernatural light shine before our eyes, which will make us well understand the truths of salvation.

    Sublime and dazzling thrones of beauty, on whom rests the Almighty, and who intimate his orders to the lower angels, get us, through the virtue of the Divine Blood, peace with God, with our neighbor and with ourselves.

    Supreme dominations, you who have authority over all the angelic choruses entrusted with the execution of the orders of God, reign over our spirits and our hearts; And by virtue of the Divine Blood, help us to know and faithfully carry out the will of God.

    Powers invincible, you who have for mission to remove the obstacles and to remove the enemies who oppose the exercise of the divine will, defend us against the attacks of the demon, the world and the flesh; And by the virtue of the Divine Blood, make us victorious in our struggles against this triple power.

    Celestial virtues, who watch over the harmony of material creation, you whose name signifies strength, have pity on our weakness; And by the virtue of the Divine Blood, that we suffer with patience all the evils of this life.

    Sovereign principalities, you who are the princes of the nations, we implore you to watch over our country in an efficient manner, that it may realize the designs of God upon it. Also govern our souls and our bodies, and by the virtue of the Divine Blood, deign to make us attain our eternal destinies.

    Very noble archangels, you who, under the command of St. Michael, keep and protect the holy Church, deign to deliver her from her inner and outer enemies. Also watch over the common Father of the faithful, as well as all the children of this immaculate bride of Christ; And by the power of the Divine Blood, make us live and die in faith, hope, and charity, that we may be eternally united to his divine head, Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Most holy angels, whom the zeal of God's interests transports faster than lightning wherever they are to be saved, protect His cause in our souls; And by the virtue of the Divine Blood, obtain for us the last grace of final perseverance.

    So be it.

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    « Reply #19 on: December 07, 2016, 03:30:03 AM »
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  • Angels assisting the Throne of God.

    The angels who have no external ministry are designated more especially as assistants to the Throne of God.

    To contemplate his divine face; To bathe in the source of the ineffable delights which constitute the happiness of heaven; To offer praises, prayers, and the good works of mortals; Pleading the cause of humans against demons; To show incessantly, in their favor, the Precious Blood of Jesus: such are their special powers. They are especially exercised by the Seraphim, the Cherubim and the Thrones.

    There are souls here below whose functions resemble. Those of the angels who have no external ministry: they are the souls devoted to the contemplative life.

    Look at the sky ... the cross ... the altar ... contemplate, in the light of faith, the divine perfections, the Man of sorrows clothed with opprobrium, blood and sores; Unite with the praises, the blessings, the perpetual Sanctus of the Angels and the whole heavenly court; To plead the cause of the righteous and sinners with the Sovereign of heaven; To offer incessantly in their favor, as well as for all that suffers here below, the Most Precious Blood of Jesus: such are their essential functions. Their life is the test of heaven, the prelude of bliss, almost the condition of the Angel before its confirmation in the state of grace.

    The blind world, which understands nothing of the things of God, has nothing but disdain for this class of workmen on its knees; it believes it to be stricken with sterility. But the Church, but the souls whom God illuminates, assert that the action of the contemplatives is almost that of the angels assisting the throne of God; That is, by their perpetual mediation with Jesus-Host, they obtain the success of the works which the angels devoted to action pursue with so much zeal, self-denial and devotion.

    O you, Seraphim, Cherubim, Throne of sublimity, who contemplate unceasingly the august Trinity; O you Spirits of light and fire, who worship without interruption the glorious wounds of the God-man sitting at the right hand of the Father, I conjure you, by the very happiness you enjoy, offer in my favor the precious Blood Of my Redemption; Plead, with this BLOOD, the cause of my defiled soul; Recall the sorrows in the midst of which it has been shed, and cause this poor little human creature, who implore you, one day to have the happiness of contemplating her God face to face, and intoxicating oneself at the source of your inexhaustible delights .

    Moreover, holy angels, deign to multiply here below the contemplative souls, these assistants to the throne of Jesus-Host. Get them to imitate you so well in the holiness of their lives, that they deserve to participate also in the fecundity of your ministry.

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    « Reply #20 on: December 13, 2016, 10:56:03 PM »
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  • The seven angels standing before God.

    "I am Raphael," said one of the angels to Tobias, "one of the seven who stand before God."

    "The duties of these angels, it is said somewhere, are to watch over the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, in order to obtain them, to communicate them to us and to make them bear fruit ... to subdue the seven demons who preside To the seven deadly sins, to make us practice the seven virtues necessary for salvation, that is, the three theological virtues and the four cardinal virtues. "

    If so, can it not be said with truth that the special attribution of these angels is to apply, to distribute, to administer the divine Blood to souls?

    Indeed, the gifts of the Holy Spirit are merited only by the seven effusions of the infinitely precious Blood of Jesus Christ, sin can be ruled, conquered, torn from a soul only by force drawn from that divine Blood ; And there is only the power emanating from the BLOOD of the immolated Lamb that can make us fit for the practice of virtues.

    The famous Oratorian, Faber, further facilitates this conclusion by showing himself inclined to admit the pious belief developed in the following lines quoted by the eminent theologian:

    "Each of the seven angels who stand before the throne of God is said to be committed to the guardianship of a sacrament: the Eucharist is assigned to St. Michael, Baptism to St. Gabriel, confirmation to St. Uriel, Penance to St. Judeus, Extreme Unction to St. Raphael, the Order to St. Sealtiel, and the Marriage to St. Barachiel. "

    The sacraments being, in the words of Father Faber, the vases of the Precious Blood, we can therefore say that the seven angels who preside over the sacraments are, in truth, the guardians, the custodians, the ministers of the Precious Blood.

    O holy angels, here is my soul: bathe it, submerge it, drown it in the waves of the Blood which has deserved us all grace, all protection, all help for time and for eternity; And obtain for me by the very BLOOD to which you owe your felicity, to collect very carefully in my soul all the drops offered to me in the graces of God and in the sacraments of the holy Church
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    « Reply #21 on: December 17, 2016, 02:06:10 AM »
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  • Upper angels and lower angels.

    When the holy Scripture speaks of the angels, it is in thousands and hundreds of millions that it indicates their number. "A thousand thousand angels," said Daniel, "executed his orders, and a million were present before him." These expressions mean that the number of celestial spirits is incalculable.

    It would be the confusion in heaven if this immense multitude were without order. But among the angels, as among men, there are various degrees, that is, angels who administer and angels who are administered. The higher angels, who stand nearer to God, communicate to the lower angels and the lights and commands they need to fulfill their special functions. - With what happiness and docility are the lower angels received these communications of the higher intelligences! With what charity, love, and zeal do the superior angels communicate their knowledge?

    Why do we command and obey so well in heaven? - There is only one law: the divine will; Only one ambition: to fulfill it faithfully; Only one interest: to procure the glory of God.

    Man commands and obeys more or less well or badly, according as he seeks more or less his glory or that of God; If he seeks his own glory, the inferior will become a footstool which the superior will tread; If he seeks above all the glory of God, the inferior will only be a respected and loved help, given by God for the common good. As for the inferior, if he seeks his glory, obedience will cause him to murmur incessantly, at least in the depths of his soul, the non-servant of the fallen angel; But if he considers his inferiority only in the order established by Divine Providence, he will understand that to obey man for God is to serve God, and that to serve God is to reign.

    O holy angels, put divine charity-that is, the love of God and neighbor-in the hearts of those who govern and those who obey; And soon all will understand that the authority of man is nothing but the will of God manifested to man as it is to the angel-that is to say, His fellows. Help those who command, help those who obey, that one day we may all be at the foot of the throne of God the faithful servants of the Sovereign Lord of the earth and the heavens.

    So be it.

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    « Reply #22 on: December 22, 2016, 11:34:32 PM »
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  • Guardian Angel.

    At the moment of its birth, every human creature receives an Angel to watch over it and help it to attain its eternal destinies; It is the Guardian Angel. Saint Bruno de Segni teaches that it is Saint Michael's duty to choose the Guardian Angel of each soul.

    "Their angels," said our Lord, "see the face of my Father in heaven unceasingly." - And the psalmist sings: "God has commanded his angels to take care of you and keep you in All your ways, ... lest your foot strike against the stone. "

    And it is in the presence of such an august witness that we do evil! ... At least, at the hour of sin, let us escape from the eyes of the Angel. Let us flee from the heavenly messenger !. ..

    But where to go? ... because the Guardian Angel is always with us; It is always with us and night and day. As St. Augustine says. "His eyes are unceasingly fixed on us and on all our works."

    O excessive goodness of God towards man!

    O prodigality of the Precious Blood! A drop had sufficed to redeem the man; But Jesus wanted to create the right to be prodigal of excess of love towards his privileged creature ... and he poured his Blood to the last drop! ...

    Only the God capable of manifesting his love thus could conceive the thought of entrusting to an Angel the soul so extraordinarily loved. And this Jesus, we would not love him in return! We would not bless the Blood who bought us a Guardian Angel ... a friend Angel! Ah! Yes, I love my Jesus! I bless him his generous Blood! But, my good Angel, my Angel friend, love, let us bless Jesus and His Blood together. Since you are mine, and I am yours by and for Jesus, ah! I implore you, to render efficacious, in my soul, the infinite merits of his redemptive Blood.

    So be it.

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    « Reply #23 on: December 27, 2016, 11:27:55 PM »
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  • The Angel Conductor.

    "Behold, saith the Lord, that I send my angel, and he shall go before you, and he shall protect you, and he shall bring you into the place which I have prepared for you."

    How difficult and dangerous is the road which leads to heaven! How many reefs on this sea of ??the world so fertile in storms! How powerful is the hidden monster that threatens to overwhelm our boat!

    But the Guardian Angel walks before us; It protects us, it defends us, it fights against our spiritual adversaries. If we do not replenish our sails; If we do not let ourselves slip into the abyss; If we do not refuse the action of the celestial pilot under whose auspices we have anchored, our frail boat will touch the port; She will approach the eternal shore!

    My good Angel Guardian, my Angel Conductor, I conjure you, by the Precious BLOOD that we both bless, take under your most effective protection my journey to eternity. The waves of this ever-furious sea often raise my heart, dull my courage. Instead of struggling with more energy at these dangerous hours, alas! You know, often I lay the oars, I cease to look at the Star, to look at you; And I let myself fall tired, bored, disgusted ...

    In those moments of dejection, ah! I implore you, dear Angel, draw me out of my torpor by telling me of Jesus and his country. If I remain insensible, take me by the hand; If it is not enough, fix me under your wings, that I may not fall asleep for a single instant from a slumber of death; But that, soon revived, I row vigorously as far as the heavenly Jerusalem.

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    « Reply #24 on: January 06, 2017, 11:38:17 PM »
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  • Lucifer..

    "I will ascend into heaven, I will place my throne above the highest stars."

    As we have said elsewhere, pride was introduced into heaven from the trial of the first creatures of God. Voluntarily admitted into the heart of the third part of the Angels, he made demons of them.

    Lucifer, the most beautiful, most powerful of all the angels, their chief in the days of his fidelity, an arch-Seraphim perhaps, has become the chief of the evil angels.

    Holy Scripture gives him several names.

    Sometimes she calls it a dragon, that is to say, an animal of an appalling form, of a monstrous size, of a force equal to its cruelty.

    Sometimes she calls it a serpent, an old serpent, because of its cunning, its venom, its power of attraction or fascination.

    Most often he is called the devil-that is, a calumniator, the father of lies.

    He is also called satan-that is to say, a sworn enemy, an implacable enemy of God and of men.

    Satan:! This is the masterpiece of sin! This is what it is to lose God! !

    Satan appeared one day "to St. Colette, in the form of a roaring lion, and when she saw him, she said to him:" Ah, wretch, who has lost God, withdraw from here. "

    The demon replied, "Do you know what you say, little creature?" "Do you know what it is to have lost God?" "To have lost God!" He repeated, trembling, "to have lost God!" To have lost God is to be excluded from all good, from all felicity, since all felicity is in Him.-The punishment of fire is nothing in comparison with the loss of God.

    "And what makes the hell" of hell, cried the Holy One, is that it will last all eternity.

    "Eternity, eternity, eternity," Satan repeated with a cry capable of cleaving the stones, "if Christians understood you, we would never succeed in making them lose God."

    These words prove that the father of the lie makes a terrible experience of the pain of the dam, since it tears from him truths whose knowledge is so useful to us.

    Saint Michael the Archangel and you all holy angels, we implore you, by the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, get us the profound, intimate knowledge of all the evil of these words: to lose God for eternity So that we never expose ourselves to such a terrible misfortune.

    So be it.

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    « Reply #25 on: January 09, 2017, 11:38:17 PM »
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  • The Natural Gifts of the Demons.

    Just as men, after having lost the life of grace, still retain all their human qualities, so the evil angels have lost none of their natural gifts by their fall.

    They still possess that agility, that subtlety which makes them present in the twinkling of an eye and at will in the most opposite places of space; That extraordinary force which would make it easy, according to St. Thomas, to raise the enormous weight of the earth; And, according to Bossuet, "this lively and vigorous action, that delicate spirit and vast knowledge of which God nailed them by creating them." "The demons," says the Abbe Soyer, "can not deceive themselves in any science, for there is no error in them except in matters of the supernatural order."

    Let us conclude from this that the highest science, the most vast mind, the most sublime genius, that all natural gifts, in a word, are very little in themselves, since God leaves them to his Great enemies. Alas! Experience proves that these gifts are even very dangerous, when they are not accompanied by humility! ... By reading this reflection, who is the one who does not remember a fallen genius?

    Perish every external gift that would lead me to pride, O my God! ... Angels of Humility, you alone who have remained faithful, I beseech you, offer to God my soul and my body, and Obtain that I esteem all that in them, lowering me, diminishing me, destroying me, so that, covered with the Divine Blood, my nothingness germinates the humble virtue which produces eternal glory.

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    « Reply #26 on: January 24, 2017, 11:57:24 PM »
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  • The Habitation of the Demons.

    "Michael was fighting with his angels," says the Scripture, "and the dragon was cast upon the earth."

    According to the doctrine of St. Peter and St. Paul, the demons inhabit the earth and hell.

    Here is how St. Thomas explains it:

    "Providence leads man to his end in two ways: directly, by bringing him to good: it is the ministry of good angels, indirectly by exercising it in the struggle against evil. To procure the good of man, was entrusted to the evil angels, that they might not be entirely useless to the general order: hence for them (between now and the end of the world) two places of torment: The one for their fault is hell, the other because of the exercise they must give to man, it is the dark atmosphere that surrounds us. "

    What show ! Demons always in touch with man! Always fighting against man!

    This condition, which we must undergo, proves that man also must win his crown. Jesus, by the effusion of his BLOOD, restored humanity in its rights to the inheritance of the celestial kingdom; But man will succeed only by war and victory. What a war we must defend against these legions of evil angels, who wish at all costs to prevent us from occupying the thrones they have lost!

    O Jesus! O Mary! O holy angels! Come to our aid. All hell is unleashed against us who are only reeds that are all the more willing to bend, at the slightest breath, that the fall of our first father created, in our being, similarities with the fallen angel that incline us , As naturally, towards the appas it presents to us. For mercy to the Divine Blood, send St. Michael and his legions to lay down our implacable enemies.

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    « Reply #27 on: February 05, 2017, 11:30:02 PM »
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  • The number of demons.

    The number of devils who infest the air is so great that, if they were not entirely spiritual beings, they would prevent the rays of the sun from reaching us.

    Not only does every man have a particular demon who moles him, but there is not a single visible creature in the universe that also has his special demon.

    Tertullian says that the devil delights in resting in water, in fountains, in lakes and streams.

    It is perhaps for this reason that the Ritual opens with exorcisms on the child who presents himself to baptism, and on the water that must baptize him.

    A passage from Porphyry, quoted by Eusebius, draws our attention: "Every dwelling," says he, "is full of demons, and therefore it is cleansed and hunted whenever one wishes to pray to God."

    What does this purification consist of? In the sign of the cross, which terrifies hell and puts the demons into flight; In the use of holy water, which produces the same effect.

    O wisdom of our Mother the Holy Church! She protects our homes and our people against demons, blessing water, pious images, even the branches of trees whose piety shields Satan and covers us with blessed objects!

    "Besides," continued Porphyry, "all the bodies are filled with demons. So when we sit down to dinner they do not just sit beside our people, they still cling to our bodies."

    Let us admire here also the foresight of the holy Church, which teaches her children not to sit down to eat their meals until they have said the Benedicite, and to have preceded and followed the sign of the cross.

    It is the Precious Blood which gives to the Church the power of her blessings; Because the Church is, as it were, the crucified body of Jesus Christ, and that this body does nothing without the flow of blood from its head, hands, or heart effective.

    O holy angels, protect us from demons; Protect our families, our homes, everything that belongs to us. Increase the devotion to us every day in the blessed objects and in all the holy practices of our Mother the Church, which are only mystical flows of the Precious Blood.

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    « Reply #28 on: February 15, 2017, 11:59:22 PM »
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  • The action of the demons here below.

    The action of the demons in the universe and on man would be almost unlimited, if it were not restricted and directed by God.

    Thus, according to the Ritual and the Pontifical, they can corrupt the air, water, spread the plague, raise storms, send hurricanes, hailstones, thunders in a word unleash all the elements.

    They can attack man in his body, present himself to him in the form of specters and phantoms; Often they give themselves for the souls of the dead.

    They can still communicate to the man their evil virtue, take possession of him, dwell in him, infest his home, haunt him, and make him dangerous.

    Finally, they can harass him terribly at the hour of death, and dispute to his soul, on leaving the body, the passage to the blessed eternity.

    What power! How fitting it is to throw us into terror!

    The lightning shines, the lightning bursts ... It is perhaps Satan who tears the cloud to reach a soul in mortal sin before she has time to repent ... Poor soul, tremble .. And pray to the holy angels to help you by offering in your behalf the BLOOD of the good God, who did not finish the half-broken reed and did not extinguish the still smoking wick; Then, hasten to whiten yourself in the

    Regenerating Wave of Penance.

    Two well-guilty cavaliers rode one beside the other on a stormy day. Suddenly, a formidable voice, shouting: "Strike, strike!" is heard. At the same instant the thunderbolt broke out, knocked down one of the horsemen and lifted it to the ground. "Terrified at this spectacle, the other rider throws his horse towards the first dwellings. He was about to reach them when, suddenly, the same terrifying voice rang out: "Strike! "No, no," replied a majestic voice, seeming to come out of the cloud, spared this one, for this morning he heard these words: "Verbum caro factum est."

    Was it not the voice of St. Michael, covering with his protection the worshiper of the Precious Blood? How many misfortunes preserve us from the hearing of the holy Mass to which the holy angels are attending by legions!

    As all can not hear it every day, the following practice might perhaps supply it, especially if, with spirit and heart, one unites with all the masses celebrated in the whole universe. (1)

    A religious Passionist of Rome, Father Frs-J. Bartholomew had one day, when he was celebrating Holy Mass, the revelation that great evils were going to fall upon the world, and that anyone who would recite with piety the following prayer would be preserved.

    "O Jesus, divine Redeemer, be merciful to us; Mercy for us and for the whole world! So be it.

    "Holy God, strong God, immortal God, have mercy on us and on all the world.

    "Grace and mercy! Mercy, my Jesus! During the present dangers, cover us with your precious BLOOD.

    "Eternal Father, give us mercy, in the name of the BLOOD of your only Son; Give us mercy, we conjure you. So be it. "

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  • he Temptations of the Demon.

    But it is above all upon our souls that Satan and his legions exercise their evil deeds. To lose man for eternity; To make sterile the BLOOD sprinkled with such profusion; To destroy the fruits of the sorrowful Passion of the Man-God: this is what the fallen angels want.

    That is why the tempter is always roaming around us, watching every one of our movements; This is why He presents us with temptation in its most varied, most seductive forms, and in the most dangerous circumstances to our fragile nature.

    Since the life of our souls is so continually exposed, let us cover ourselves with the shield of vigilance, and let us arm ourselves with the sword of prayer-that is, let us not expose ourselves to temptation and protect ourselves against it . If, in spite of these precautions, hell attacks us, let us invoke the Divine Blood, the Queen of Angels, Saint Michael, our Guardian Angel, all the angelic militia, and we shall be victoriously forbidden.

    Let us render familiar the following two prayers, which the Church has enriched with indulgences, and which are at the same time a shield and a weapon against demons:

    Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, so that we do not perish at God's formidable judgment.
    So be it.

    (100 days of indulgence.)

    Angel of God, who are my faithful guardian, and to whom I have been entrusted by supreme goodness, deign to enlighten me, keep me, guide me, and govern me.
    So be it.

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