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Most Sacred Heart of Jesus help me to Trust you More today then I did Yesterday..
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Jesus  promised: For where two or three have gathered together in  My name, I am there in their midst.  "Matthew 18:20

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
thank you for Your unconditional love, compassion. Your endless forgiveness and immeasurable grace that You pour down upon us and through Your Mother.  Immaculate Heart of  Mary...please stay with me always, Mother hold my hand...walk me closer to Jesus everyday. Amen
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At the Cross: "Jesus said to his mother: "Woman, this is your son". Then he said to the disciple: "this is your mother" Jn.19:26-27.

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Most Immaculate Heart of Mary
Pray for me that I may grow closer to your Son,
Jesus

"Mary, my dearest mother, give me your heart so beautiful,
so pure, so immaculate, so full of love and humility,
that I may receive Jesus as you did--and go in haste to give him to others."
Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
 

Our Lady Of The Holy Rosary

Pray the Rosary everyday...
for peace and to save souls...

Rosary     

 
54 Day Miracle Rosary

 

 

Happy Mothers Day to my Heavenly Mom
by Prayerflowers

Sweet Mother shinning bright
Hold me ever so tight
In your arms and close to your heart
May I never stray apart...
From the grace you have within
Jesus’ home where He has been
Oh how I love you Sweet Mother
Your love and grace is like no other
Only Jesus’ love is more then this love
That comes from heaven up above
God has chosen you to guard
His precious son's & daughter’s heart
To know your love and its grace
To see our precious Jesus’ face
Sweet Holy Mother Mary tell Jesus for me
How much I love Him and grateful for thee
That His presence in my life
Has made beauty of every strife
One day soon I will see
All you have done for me...
All you want to do for all
If they would only call
For you Sweet Mother everyday
It is very easy just to pray
Kneel or sit just get cozy
 With all your heart...pray the rosary
Thank you Mother for all you do
  Thank you for my love for you...Amen 
Published & Copyright 2008
Prayerflowers.com (Mary Ann Schoeny)

Act of Consecration
to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for Purity



 

O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Virgin Most Pure, mindful of the terrible moral dangers threatening on all sides, and aware of my own human weakness, I voluntarily place myself, body and soul, this day and always, under thy loving maternal care and protection.

I consecrate to thee my body, with all its members, asking thee to help me never to use it as an occasion of sin to others. Help me to remember that my body is the "Temple of the Holy Ghost," and to use it according to God's Holy Will for my own personal salvation, and the salvation of others.

I consecrate to thee my soul, asking thee to watch over it, and to bring it home safe to thee and to Jesus in Heaven for all eternity.

O Mary, my Mother, all that I am, all that I have is thine. Keep me and guard me under thy mantle of mercy, as thy personal property and possession.

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, I love Thee; save souls!

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee.

Mary's Standards for Modesty in dress

A Mother's Love..
I am dedicating this picture and the inspiration to my dearest angel friend...Sherry!
Holy Mother of God...heal Sherry's mom and Sherry we put them in Your arms...Amen


 I
mage and quote from
"Holy Cards for Your Inspiration"   

"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you always find forgiveness."
Honore De Balzac



"Holy Cards for Your Inspiration"

 

 

HAIL MARY: GENTLE WOMAN

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blest is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.
Amen.

Gentle woman, quiet light
Morning star, so strong and bright,
gentle Mother, peaceful dove,
teach us wisdom; teach us love.

You were chosen by the Father;
You were chosen for the Son.
You were chosen from all women
and for women, shining one.

Gentle woman, quiet light
Morning star, so strong and bright,
gentle Mother, peaceful dove,
teach us wisdom; teach us love.

Blessed are you among women,
blest in turn, all women, too.
Blessed they with peaceful spirits.
Blessed they with gentle hearts.

Gentle woman, quiet light
Morning star, so strong and bright,
gentle Mother, peaceful dove,
teach us wisdom; teach us love.

Special thanks a Bernadette (a Prayer Angel) for posting this.

 

 
"The devil is always looking for someone to devour.
In the same way, Mary is always looking for someone she can help in any way."
St. Leo the Great
(prayer above is from also from "Holy Cards for Your Inspiration")
 

 

 

 


Image from "He Gently Calls Us"

 

Holy Mother with
St. Gabriel..
 

The Secret of Mary


Greeting Mary

Hail Mary, hello, how are you? I greet you with love, And I thank you for being available.  Deeply, I breathe your roses, The twelve fresh roses you place in my spirit Every morning when I say hello to you.

 

 

 

We turn to you for protection,
holy Mother of God.

Listen to our prayers
and help us in our needs.

Save us from every danger,
glorious and blessed Virgin.


Full of grace are you, Grace spilling over Heaven's boundaries Into my world, living water, bread and wine, The unmerited favor of God That you come carrying to me, Your arms always full of gifts.


Canticle Of Mary

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, My Spirit rejoices in God my Saviour For He has looked with favour on His lowly servant.   From this day all generations will call me blessed: The Almighty has done great things for me, And holy is His Name.   He has mercy on those who fear Him In every generation.  He has shown the strength of His arm, He has scattered the proud in their conceit.  He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, And has lifted up the lowly.   He has filled the hungry with good things, And the rich He has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of His servant Israel For He has remembered His promise of mercy, The promise He made to our fathers, To Abraham and his children for ever.  Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was in the beginning. is now, and will be forever.  Amen.

The Lord is with thee, Jesus Christ the Messiah is with you, And you teach me how to recognize That the Lord is with me. Blessed art thou among women, Glowing with love for Jesus, Pure blessedness never tainted But alive with holy beauty.

And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus, The most blessed of humanity, Delivered through you, Virgin Mary. 

Byzantine Liturgy
Akathist hymn to the Mother of God (7th century)

“Hail, favoured one”

An archangel was sent from Heaven to say to the Mother of God: Rejoice! And beholding Thee, O Lord, taking bodily form, he was amazed and with his bodiless voice he stood crying to Her such things as these:

Rejoice, Thou through whom joy will shine forth:
Rejoice, Thou through whom the curse will cease!
Rejoice, recall of fallen Adam:
Rejoice, redemption of the tears of Eve!
Rejoice, height inaccessible to human thoughts:
Rejoice, depth undiscernible even for the eyes of angels!
Rejoice, for Thou art the throne of the King:
Rejoice, for Thou bearest Him Who beareth all!
Rejoice, star that causest the Sun to appear:
Rejoice, womb of the Divine Incarnation!
Rejoice, Thou through whom creation is renewed:
Rejoice, Thou through whom we worship the Creator!
Rejoice, O Bride Unwedded!

Seeing herself to be chaste, the holy one said boldly to Gabriel: The marvel of thy speech is difficult for my soul to accept. How canst thou speak of a birth from a seedless conception? And She cried: Alleluia!

Seeking to know knowledge that cannot be known, the Virgin cried to the ministering one: Tell me, how can a son be born from a chaste womb? Then he spake to Her in fear, only crying aloud thus:

Rejoice, initiate of God's ineffable will:
Rejoice, assurance of those who pray in silence!
Rejoice, beginning of Christ's miracles:
Rejoice, crown of His dogmas!
Rejoice, heavenly ladder by which God came down:
Rejoice, bridge that conveyest us from earth to Heaven!
Rejoice, wonder of angels sounded abroad:
Rejoice, wound of demons bewailed afar!
Rejoice, Thou Who ineffably gavest birth to the Light:
Rejoice, Thou Who didst reveal Thy secret to none!
Rejoice, Thou Who surpassest the knowledge of the wise:
Rejoice, Thou Who givest light to the minds of the faithful!
Rejoice, O Bride Unwedded!

The power of the Most High then overshadowed the Virgin for conception, and showed Her fruitful womb as a sweet meadow to all who wish to reap salvation, as they sing: Alleluia!
 

 

 

Daily Offering of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Sweet Holy Mother of God, we love you, we need you. Amen O Immaculate Heart of Mary, refuge of sinners, I beg of you by the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and by the graces God as granted to you since your Immaculate Conception, the grace of never going astray again.   Mother, keep me, a sinner, constantly bathed in the light of your Immaculate Heart.  Amen










 










 

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and suffering of this day...in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. 
I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sins, the reunion of all Christians;  I offer them for the intentions of our Bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.

Prayer to the Blessed Virgin to Beg for a Special Grace
from the Holy Ghost

O Mary! Most humble Daughter of the Father, most pure Mother of the Son,   most faithful Spouse of the Holy Ghost, I venerate thee with profound humility.  Mother most merciful, secure Refuge and sweet Advocate of sinners!  I bow before thine Immaculate Heart, Tabernacle of the Most Holy Trinity,   Seat of Wisdom and Goodness; by thy hands I offer my heart to God, the Holy Ghost,  and with all humility, and all confidence, I implore that He grant me, through thy merits, that which I hope to obtain from His   Infinite Goodness. Amen.   [Name your request.]

 


"Holy Cards for Your Inspiration"

The above picture reminds me of just what Mary is
"GRACE"  every angel you see with an hand held out with a dove
is said that it is a angel of giving, grace, and or peace...all of which Jesus is teaching us as a baby.

 


 

Chaplet in Honor of the Immaculate Heart
Suitable for a Novena

 

V. Incline unto my aid, O God!
R. O Lord, make haste to help me!
V. Glory be to the Father, etc.
R. As it was in the beginning, etc.

1. Immaculate Virgin, who, conceived without sin, didst direct every movement of thy most pure heart to that God Who was ever the object of thy love, and who was ever most submissive to His will, obtain for me the grace to hate sin with my whole heart, and to learn of thee to live in perfect resignation to the will of God.

(1) Our Father,  (7) Hail Mary's

Heart transpierced with pain and woe,
Set my heart with love aglow!

2. I marvel, Mary, at thy deep humility, through which thy blessed heart was troubled at the gracious message brought thee by Gabriel, the archangel, that thou wast chosen Mother of the Son of the Most High, and through which thou didst proclaim thyself his humble handmaid. Wherefore, in great confusion at the sight of my pride, I ask thee for the grace of a contrite and humble heart, that, knowing my own misery, I may obtain that crown of glory promised to the truly humble of heart.

(1) Our Father,  (7) Hail Mary's

Heart transpierced with pain and woe,
Set my heart with love aglow!

3. Blessed Virgin, who, in thy sweetest heart, didst keep as a precious treasure the words of Jesus thy Son, and pondering on the lofty mysteries they contained, didst learn to live for God alone, how doth my cold heart confound me! O dearest Mother! Get me grace so to meditate within my heart upon God's holy law that I may strive to follow thee in the fervent practice of every Christian virtue.

(1) Our Father,  (7) Hail Mary's

Heart transpierced with pain and woe,
 Set my heart with love aglow!

4. Glorious Queen of Martyrs, whose sacred heart was pierced in thy Son's bitter Passion by the sword, whereof the holy man Simeon had prophesied, gain for my heart true courage and a holy patience to bear the troubles and misfortunes of this miserable life, that so by crucifying my flesh with its desires while following the mortification of the Cross, I may indeed show myself to be a true child of thine.

(1) Our Father,  (7) Hail Mary's

Heart transpierced with pain and woe,
Set my heart with love aglow!

5. O Mary, Mystical Rose, whose loving heart, burning with the living fire of charity, did accept us for thy sons at the foot of the Cross, becoming thus our tender Mother, make me feel the sweetness of thy maternal heart and thy power with Jesus, that when menaced by the perils of this mortal life, and most of all in the dread hour of death, my heart united with thine may love my Jesus then and through all ages. Amen.

(1) Our Father,  (7) Hail Mary's

Heart transpierced with pain and woe,
 Set my heart with love aglow!

Let us now turn to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, that He may inflame us with His holy love!   

O Divine Heart of Jesus! To Thee I consecrate myself, full of deep gratitude for the many blessings I have received and daily do receive from Thy boundless charity. With my whole heart I thank thee for having, in addition to them all, vouchsafed to give me Thy own most holy Mother, giving me to her as a child, in the person of the beloved disciple. Let my heart ever burn with love for Thee, finding in Thy sweetest Heart its peace, its refuge, and its happiness.

 

September 15

Our Lady of the Snows

Devotion to Mary under the title of Our Lady of the Snows is one of the oldest devotions to Mary. It has direct ties to the legend about a marvelous snowfall in Rome in 352 A.D. Mary had indicated in a dream to a wealthy, childless Roman couple that she wanted a church built in her honor and the site for this church would be covered with snow. On a hot, sultry morning on August 5, Esquiline Hill was covered with snow. All Rome proclaimed the summer snows a miracle, and a church to honor Mary was built on the hill in 358 A.D. Restored and refurbished many times, this church, now the magnificent Basilica of St. Mary Major, still stands today as the seat of devotion to Our Lady of the Snows in the Catholic Church.

However, Our Lady of the Snows is honored here, not so much because of the legend, but because of her special role in the Church that is by its very nature, missionary. The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate - the congregation of priests and brothers who operate this Shrine - following the inspiration of their founder, St. Eugene De Mazenod - have always called on Mary as their principal patroness, one who looks upon their missionary efforts with a mother's love.
 
 Patronage
 If you find yourself burdened with family troubles, emotional distress, financial problems, illness, separation, divorce, violence, injustice, death, or abuse, there is hope.

 

In honor of Mary and my love for her and Jesus.
God's creation of flowers and their meanings, have touched my heart deeply...I have created a website in honor of
Our Precious Holy Mother.
Mary's Flowers of Love

 

Blessed Virgin Mary

MARY GARDEN

In a typical Mary garden the statue of the Madonna occupies a place of honor, either in the center or in a grotto against the wall, with, usually, a birdbath or bubbling fountain built in front of it. Some of the more familiar plants of the many that belong in a typical Mary garden are:

Columbine and Trefoil are said to have sprung forth at the touch of Mary's foot, and consequently bear the popular names Our Lady's shoes or Our Lady's slippers.

Marigold (Mary's bud) has bell-shaped blossoms of vivid yellow. An old legend says, "Her dresses were adorned with  Marigold."  This flower was used to decorate her shrines for the Feast of the Annunciation (March 25) and during the month of May.

Lily-of-the-valley (Our Lady's tears). This delicate flower is still widely used in Germany, there it is called Maiglockchen (May bells), to decorate the Mary shrines in churches and homes during the Virgin's month (May).

Foxgloves thrive in moist and shaded places; they blossom in many colors and present a most attractive sight with their clusters of little bells, which were called Our Lady's thimbles in medieval times.

Snowdrop
. This charming flower is the first herald of spring in Europe. It often blossoms as early as Candlemas (February 2) between batches of melting snow; hence the name. In Germany it is called "Snow bell" (Schneeglocklein). Little bouquets of snowdrops are the first floral tribute of the year at the shrines of the Madonna on Candlemas. It is a popular emblem of Mary's radiant purity and of her freedom from any stain of sin.

Lily. This stately and dignified flower has been associated from ancient times with Jesus and Mary, and is called Madonna lily in many parts of Europe. At Easter its brilliant and fragrant blossoms symbolize the radiance of the Lord's risen life. Later in the year it is used to decorate the shrines of Mary, especially on July 2, the Feast of the Visitation. It also is an old and traditional symbol of innocence, purity, and virginity.

Rosemary produces delicate and fragrant blossoms of pale blue color in early spring. according to legend, the plant originally bloomed in white; however, it turned blue (Mary's color) in reward for the service it offered when Our Lady looked for some bush on which to spread her Child's tiny garments after having washed them on the way to Egypt. The bushes do not grow very tall but as they grow older they spread out and thicken, forming a dense bush. There is an old superstition that "the rosemary passeth not commonly the height of Christ when he was on earth."

Violets are dedicated to Mary as symbols of her humility. They are said to have blossomed forth outside her window when she spoke the words, "Behold, I am a handmaid of the Lord." Leaving her, the angel of God blessed the little flowers in passing, thus endowing them with the tenderest and most beautiful fragrance of all plants.

Roses were associated with Mary from early times. Saint Dominic (1221) is credited with the spreading of the familiar devotion called the "Rosary (rosarium) of the Blessed Virgin Mary." The word "rosary" originally meant a rose garden but was later used in the sense of "rose garland." Three colors are especially consecrated to Mary: white roses as symbols of her joys, red roses as emblems of her sufferings, and yellow (golden) roses as heralds of her glories.

October 7

Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

                                  
The Seven Great Blessings of the Rosary

In
The Secret of the Rosary (p. 65), St. Louis De Montfort states:
"The Rosary recited with meditation on the mysteries brings bout the following marvelous results:

1. It gradually gives us a perfect knowledge of Jesus Christ;
2. It purifies our souls, washing away sin;
3. It gives us victory over all our enemies;
4. It makes it easy for us to practice virtue;
5. It sets us on fire with love of Our Blessed Lord;
6. It enriches us with graces and merits;
7. It supplies us with what is needed to pay all our debts to God and to our fellow men, and finally, it obtains all kinds of graces for us from Almighty God."

THE ROSARY AND CONVERSION

"If you say the Rosary faithfully until death, I do assure you that, in spite of the gravity of your sins you shall receive a never fading crown of glory. Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in Hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practice black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and save your soul, if
----and mark well what I say----if you say the Holy Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins."

The Memorare
Remember, O most loving Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone
who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided.  Inspired with this confidence, we turn to you, O Virgin of virgins, our Mother. To you we come, before you we stand, sinful and sorrowful. 
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
do not despise our petitions, but in your mercy hear us and answer us.
Amen.

The Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary is honored on October 7.
This was established by Saint Pius V on the anniversary of the naval victory won by the Christian fleet at Lepanto, October 7, 1571. The victory was attributed to the help of the holy Mother of God whose aid was invoked through praying the Rosary.
 
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Our Lady of Tears

January 24

Our Lady of Tears

CHAPLET OF OUR LADY OF TEARS:

PRAY: Crucified Jesus! Kneeling at your feet, we offer to you the tears of the one who, with deep and compassionate love, accompanied You on Your sorrowful way of the Cross. Oh good Savior, grant that we take to heart the teachings given us by the tears of Your Most Holy Mother, so that we may accomplish Your divine will on earth and may be made worthy to honor and glorify You in Heaven throughout all eternity.

Pray seven sets of the following, repeating the second prayer seven times per set:

Pray Once: Oh Jesus! Behold the tears of the one who loved You most on earth, and who loves You most ardently in Heaven.

Pray Seven Times: Oh Jesus! Hear our prayers, for the sake of the tears of Your Most Holy Mother.

You have completed one set, to complete the chaplet pray the above six more times to complete seven sets.

Then, pray three times:

Oh Jesus! Behold the tears of the ones who loved You most on earth, and who loves You most ardently in Heaven.

Pray the closing prayer once:

Oh Mary, Mother of Love, Mother of Sorrows and Mother of Mercy! We beg you to unite your petition with ours so that your Divine Son, Jesus, to Whom we now turn in the name of Your Motherly Tears, answers our prayers and, with the graces we ask for, grant us the kingdom of eternal life. Amen.




Don't hold anything back from your Heavenly Mother! She is waiting for you to turn to her, so that she can protect you, encourage you, and help you like a good mother, and bring you to JESUS! She has no power of her own -- none of us do. But she has been given power from Our Lord God Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth for her unflinching love and obedience to God the Father, God the Son, and God the God Holy Spirit!

 


Blessed Virgin and Child Jesus

Novena to Mary, Queen of All Hearts
O Mary, Queen of All Hearts, Advocate of the most hopeless cases; Mother most pure, most compassionate; Mother of Divine Love, full of divine light, we confide to your care the favors which we ask of you today.

Consider our misery, our tears, our interior trials and sufferings. We know that you can help us through the merits of your Divine Son, Jesus. We promise, if our prayers are heard, to spread your glory by making you known under the title of "Mary, Queen of All Hearts, Queen of the Universe."

Grant, we beseech you, hear our prayers, for every day you give us so many proofs of your love and intercession to heal both body and soul. We hope against all hope; ask Jesus to cure us, pardon us, and grant us final perseverance.

(Repeat 3 times) O Mary, Queen of All Hearts, help us; we have confidence in you.
prayer taken from "Queen of All Hearts" May-June, 2005 magazine; published by Montfort Missionaries

 


Birthday of Our Blessed Mother Mary
celebrated on
September 8

 

All about Our Blessed Virgin Mary
In me is all grace of the way and of the truth; in me is all hope of life and holy strength. 
 Ecclesiastics 24

                  
The Memorare
(Memorare is Latin for remember)
Remember, O most loving Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone
who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided.  Inspired with this confidence, we turn to you, O Virgin of virgins, our Mother. To you we come, before you we stand, sinful and sorrowful. 
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
do not despise our petitions, but in your mercy hear us and answer us.
Amen.
                 

  

This article is from
New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia

Click above link and arrow down the page to find each article listed in the below chapters.

 I.  MARY PROPHESIED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT

II.  OLD TESTAMENT TYPES AND FIGURES OF MARY

III. MARY IN THE GOSPELS

IV.  MARY IN OTHER BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT

V.   MARY IN THE EARLY CHRISTIAN DOCUMENTS

VI.  POST-PENTECOSTAL LIFE OF MARY

VII.  EARLY CHRISTIAN ATTITUDE TO THE MOTHER OF GOD


Thy birth, O Virgin Mother of God,
heralded joy to all the world.
For from thou hast risen the Sun of justice, Christ our God.

Destroying the curse, He gave blessing; and damning death, He bestowed on us life everlasting.

Blessed art thou among women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. For from thou hast risen of Sun of justice, Christ our God.

            

                                            

A Birthday Prayer I will say everyday for you my
Precious Mother Mary

"May your day be filled with your prayers being answered for more sinners to be saved and more hearts be converted to know your Son, and peace in this world, may we all do penance to save sinners, the poor, the afflicted and for ourselves to grow closer to you, as you bring us to Jesus...Amen  Love your daughter, Prayerflowers        
 


Consecration to Mary

A heart of the Consecration is trust in Mary on the highest level. Many devotional practices involve striving to allow Mary to guide one's actions and invoking her protection. Total Consecration, however, involves surrendering the value and merits of all prayers and good works (including indulgences) to the Blessed Virgin, trusting that her protection and provision is greater than anything we can do for ourselves.

 

Our Precious Mother Mary gave St. Dominic
the Rosary Prayer in 1214

History
In 1214, the Virgin Mary appeared to a penitent St. Dominic, she presented the Rosary as the greatest weapon for conversion. Immediately, bells rang miraculously to summon the people to hear Dominic. While preaching on the Rosary, a statue of the Virgin raised its arms three times seeming calling down God's vengeance on the unrepentant and and a violent storm erupted. Many heretics returned to the Church, and Dominic began to spread this powerful new devotion. 


The Rosary eclipsed and incorporated earlier devotional practices such as the saying of 150 'Our Fathers' to parallel the more involved monastic practice of saying all 150 Psalms, and the use of rocks (later beads) to keep track of the repetitions.

The Rosary Solves All Problems
Regarding the Holy Rosary, Sister Lucia (the lone surviving seer of Fatima) speaking to Father Fuentes in the authentic
December 26, 1957 interview said:

"Look, Father, the Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given new efficacy in the
recitation of the Holy Rosary.

There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot solve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary. With the Holy Rosary, we will save ourselves. We will sanctify ourselves. We will console Our Lord and obtain the salvation of many souls."
 

Prayers
Spring, 1916:
The Angel's Prayer
"My God, I believe, I adore, and I love You! I beg pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You!"

October, 1916: The Angel's Second Prayer
"Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly and offer You the most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the earth, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference with which He Himself is offended. And through the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart and of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I beg of You the conversion of poor sinners."

Fatima, Portugal, 1917
Apparitions to 3 children of Fatima

Devotions
May 13, 1917: Mary's Request for the Daily Rosary
"Pray the Rosary every day, in order to obtain peace for the world, and the end of the war."

Prayers

May 13, 1917: Children's Interior
 'Impulse' Prayer from the
Virgin Mary
"O most Holy Trinity, I adore You! My God, my God,
 I love You in the most Blessed Sacrament."
 

July 13, 1917:
Mary's Request for Sacrifice
"Sacrifice yourselves for sinners, and repeat often, especially whenever you make a sacrifice for them:
'O Jesus, it is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners and in reparation for the sins
committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.'"

 The 'Hail Mary' eventually became longer
(the second half of the prayer being added in the 14th/15th century).


July 13, 1917, The Virgin Mary's Rosary Ejaculation'
"O my Jesus, forgive us, save us from the fire of Hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of your Mercy." was added at the request of Mary speaking through Sister Lucia, one of the seers of the 1917 apparition of
Mary in Fatima.
 The Rosary is also called the
 'New Psalter of the Virgin'

It is difficult to find a pope or saint who has not had something to write, or say, about the value of the Rosary. Every pope of the 20th century wrote something to encourage the devotion. 

 

February 11
Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Lady of  Lourdes

 

  Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes

PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF LOURDES
Mary, you showed yourself to Bernadette
in the crevice of the rock.
In the cold and grey of winter,
you brought the warmth, light and beauty
of your presence,
In the often obscure depths of our lives,
in the depth of the world where evil is so powerful,
bring hope, return our confidence!
You are the Immaculate Conception,
come to our aid, sinners that we are.
Give us the humility to have a change of heart,
the courage to do penance.
Teach us to pray for all people.
Guide us to the source of true life.
Make us pilgrims going forward with your Church,
whet our appetite for the Eucharist,
the bread for the journey, the bread of life.
The Spirit brought about wonders in you, O Mary :
by his power, he has placed you near the Father,
in the glory of your eternal Son.
Look with kindness on our miserable bodies and hearts.
Shine forth for us, like a gentle light,
at the hour of our death.
Together with Bernadette, we pray to you, O Mary,
as your poor children.
May we enter, like her, into the spirit of the Beatitudes.
Then, we will be able, here below,
 begin to know the joy of the Kingdom of Heaven
and sing together with you : Magnificent !
Glory to you, Virgin Mary, blessed servant of the Lord,
Mother of God, dwelling place of the Holy Spirit! Amen.
 


Our Lady of  Lourdes Webcams

Below was taken from one of the messages
to St. Bernadette from our Precious Mother in Heaven.

"The water that I shall give you will become, in you, a spring welling up to eternal life"

 
Bernadette was asked: 'Did the Lady say something to you?'
She replied: 'Yes, now and again she would say:


"Penance, penance, penance, pray for sinners"...Our Lady of Lourdes
 By penance we understand conversion. Conversion in the Church, as we learn from Christ, involves turning our heart towards God and towards others. "Pray for sinners".  Praying brings us to the Spirit of God.
  Thus we understand that sin does not make us happy. We must understand that sin is something that is contrary to the love of God that is revealed to us through the Gospel.

A PRAYER TO SAINT BERNADETTE

St. Bernadette, little shepherdess of Lourdes
favored with eighteen apparitions of the Immaculate Virgin Mary and  with the privilege of lovingly conversing with her, now that you are eternally enjoying the entrancing of the  Immaculate Mother of God,  do not forsake me your devoted client, who am still in the valley of tears.  Intercede for me that I too, may walk the simple paths of faith.  Help me to imitate your example,  at our heavenly Queens request, by saying the Rosary daily and by doing penance for sinners. Teach me to imitate your wonderful  devotedness to God and Our Lady the Immaculate Conception so that like you,
I may be blessed with the  grace of lasting faithfulness and enjoy the happiness in heaven of the eternal vision of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Our Lady of  Lourdes we love you!

Precious Saint Bernadette...Please pray for us

 

 


 

Our Lady of Mount Carmel


Chaplet of
Our Lady of Mount Carmel

O most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, assist me in this necessity.  O Immaculate Virgin and Star of the Sea, help me and show me that you are my mother and protector.
 
O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of heaven and earth. I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to help me in my needs for there are none who can withstand you grace. Pray for me and help me to obtain assistance in this life. Amen

Say three Our Father's,
 three Hail Mary's and three Glory's

Ecclesiastics 24:28-81
As the vine, I have brought forth a pleasant odor, and my flowers are the fruit of honor and riches. I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. In me is all grace of the way and of the truth; in me is all hope of life and of virtue. Come over to me, all ye that desire me, and be filled with my fruits. For my spirit is sweet above honey, and my inheritance above honey and the honeycomb My memory is unto everlasting generations. They that eat me shall yet hunger; and they that drink me, shall yet thirst. He that hearkeneth to me shall not be confounded; and they that work by me shall not sin. They that explain me shall have life everlasting.

 


 

Our Lady of Fatima

PRAY THE ROSARY FOR WORLD PEACE

The Feast of Our Lady of Fatima is a significant day in the Catholic Church because we remember the message of peace given to us by Our Lady when she appeared in 1917 in Fatima Portugal, which is now largely forgotten by many Catholics.. Wars generate nothing but misery and suffering. Today, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction like nuclear weapons, is spreading at an alarming rate. In the approved apparitions of Our Lady in Akita Japan in 1973 approved by then Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI), the message is even more urgent warning humanity will suffer a chastisement if we fail to repent of our sins. Today sin is more widespread than ever. Only a few handful of Catholics pray the most powerful prayer for peace: the Rosary !

Most Immaculate Heart of Mary...
I Love you!!!

 

 

St. Anne
with the
Blessed Virgin Mary
as a little girl..

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

 

Our Lady of Miraculous Medal

 

 

Hail Mary full of Grace

 

 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help
 

 


Catholic Prayer Forum
 "A Gathering of Hearts"


Gathering of Hearts in God's Prayer Garden. 
Sharing our Love of God...praying for one another...as He told us to do...in His most holy and sacred words of the Bible"

 




 
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