31 Days of Prayer – Prayer for Daily Neglects

Yesterday, I encouraged you to begin your day by putting on the Armor of God. Today, I want to encourage you to end your day by praying for daily neglects.

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This prayer is included in the Pieta Prayer book. As far as I know, the prayer is attributed to “a Poor Claire nun” and otherwise anonymous.

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Sacred heart of Jesus, with all its Love, all its Sufferings and all its Merits.

First: to expiate all the sins I have committed this day and during all my life. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.

Second: to purify the good I have done badly this day and during all my life. Glory be to the Father, and to the son…

Third: To supply for the good I ought to have done, and that I have neglected this day and during all my life. Glory be to the Father, and to the son…

Isn’t this a great prayer? You can print it out here and hopefully will start praying it every day.

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Saints and Feast Days for June 2016

Wow. We are almost halfway through 2016. Wow, wow, wow! June has my favorite solemnity, the Sacred Heart of Jesus! Anyway, without further ado:

Saints and Feast days in June

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Saints and Feasts

June 1:ย  St. Justin, Martyr (obligatory memorial)

June 3: Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (movable feast)

June 3: First Friday Devotions (optional)

June 4: Immaculate Heart of Mary (optional memorial – movable feast – day after Sacred Heart)

June 4: First Saturday Devotions (optional)

June 6: St. Norbert, bishop (optional memorial)

June 9: St. Ephrem, deacon and doctor of the church (optional memorial)

June 11: St. Barnabas, apostle (obligatory memorial)

June 13: St. Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church (optional memorial)

June 21: St. Aloysius Gonzaga, religious (obligatory memorial)

June 22: St. Paulinus of Nola, Bishop (optional memorial)

June 22: Sts. John Fisher, Bishop and Thomas More, Martyrs (optional memorial)

June 24: Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist

June 27: St. Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (optional memorial)

June 28: St. Irenaeus, bishop and martyr (obligatory memorial)

June 29: Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles

June 30: The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church (optional memorial)

Other Dates to Note

Every Saturday is traditionally dedicated to devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

June 14: Flag Day (USA)

June 19: Father’s Day (always 3rd Sunday of June)

June 20: 1st of summer

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The Sacred Heart = Compassion

I saw this video on Facebook, and I knew I had to share it here. (hat tip to 3 Boys and a Dog for first posting it of FB.) It is not long, but it will probably make you cry! It is the perfect video for the Sacred Heart because Jesus pours out His heart, His love, for us, and this video is a beautiful Human example of love:

May your day be blessed, and my you be inspired by this touching video!

The Saints and Feasts in June

Now that I am done with school, I want to get back into celebration the various saint days and feasts of the liturgical year. Therefore, I decided to type up all the feasts of the month. Then I got the ideas of sharing them here with you, in case you want to print it out as a reminder to celebrate these feasts, too. So, even though it is there days late, here ya go! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Saints and Feasts

June 1:ย  St. Justin, Martyr (obligatory memorial)

June 2: Sts. Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs (optional memorial)

June 3: St Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs (obligatory memorial)

June 5: St. Boniface, Bishop and Martyr (obligatory memorial)

June 6: St. Norbert, Bishop (optional memorial)

June 7: Solemnity of Corpus Christi (date varies year to year, depending on date of Easter) – Holy day of Obligation

June 9: St. Ephrem, Deacon and Doctor of the Church (optional memorial)

June 11: St. Barnabus, Apostle (obligatory memorial)

June 12: Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (movable feast)

June 13: Immaculate Heart of Mary (optional memorial – movable feast – day after Sacred Heart)

June 13: St. Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church (optional memorial)

June 22: St. Paulinus of Nola, Bishop (optional memorial)

June 22: Sts. John Fisher, Bishop and Thomas More, Martyrs (optional memorial)

June 24: Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist

June 27: St. Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (optional memorial)

June 29: Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles

June 30: The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church (optional memorial)

Other Dates to Note

Every Saturday is traditionally dedicated to devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

June 14: Flag Day (USA)

June 21: Father’s Day ( always 3rd Sunday of June)

June 21: 1st of Summer

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Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Today is one of my favorite feast days: the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We know that the heart represents love and so this feast is yet another reminder of God’s great love for us, of the love that Jesus has for all of us; a love which compelled Him to become man, to spend 33 years on earth, to suffer horribly and die for us and to rise for us!

So for this week’s 7 Quick Takes I’d like to share some links about the Sacred Heart for you to pray over and think about:

1. EWTN devotionals.

2. SacredHeart.com.

3. SacredHeartDevotion.com.

4. Women for Faith and Family. (Page about the Sacred Heart.)

5. New Advent. (Doctrinal explanation of the feast.)

6. About.com. (History of the feast.)

7. Wikipedia. (Not a terrible explanation of the feast. ๐Ÿ™‚ )

A blessed Solemnity, everyone!

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Our Catholic Traditions: First Friday Devotions

Are you familiar with First Friday devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus? If not, read on! It is a rich and beautiful devotion that all Catholics should at least be aware of. ๐Ÿ™‚

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What is the First Friday Devotion, you ask?

The First Friday Devotion was popularized by St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. St. Margaret Mary was a mystic to whom the Lord appeared frequently and entrusted her with the mission of establishing devotion to His Sacred Heart.

Basically, the devotion consists of going to Mass and receiving Holy Communion for nine (9) consecutive first Fridays of the month. The person honoring this devotion will go to Mass with the particular intention of honoring Jesus’ Sacred Heart and in reparation for those who do not love Him or receive Him. In His own words, He said to St. Margaret Mary:

“I promise you in the excessive mercy of M Heart that its all-powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on nine first Fridays of consecutive months the grace of final repentance; they will not die under My displeasure or without receiving their sacraments, My divine Heart making itself their assured refuge at the last moment.”

Jesus actually made 12 promises to anyone who would honor Him by this devotion. This shows His amazing mercy and love: we give him a little thing, like the sacrifice of our time for Mass, and He gives back so much more!

Other Practices

Going to Mass and receiving Our Lord in Communion is the only requirement for the First Friday Devotion; however, that doesn’t mean you have to stop there. Some other practices to honor Our Lord’s Sacred Heart for First Friday (or any day!) include:

Our Lord’s heart bleeds for those who do not know Him or love Him or receive His precious Body and Blood. Many of us do not have the opportunity to go to daily Mass, but perhaps we can make the effort to make it one extra day a month? What do you say? Can you join with me in making reparation to Our Sweet Lord on the First Fridays of each month?

Further Reading

catholictradition.org

miraclerosarymission.org

catholic.net

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