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May; Devotion to Mary, Roses and Irises – Free Downloads

DSCF2383 My husband and I are a mixed faith marriage – I’m a practising Catholic and he’s an agnostic atheist. He always said that it was suffering that caused him to doubt God’s existence.

A few years ago, after desperately trying for children, we conceived and then miscarried. We were devastated. After it became apparent something was wrong I began to pray the rosary over and over. I had come back to faith through Protestantism and was unsure how I felt about Mary and later when I miscarried I doubted even more. My husband had only heard me praying, not which prayers, and he later told me that he had prayed too.

After the miscarriage I expected him to see it as proof positive that God didn’t exist – yet he was the one to physically take me back to church, saying ‘I don’t know if there’s a heaven, but I believe she is looking after them’ as he looked at a statue of Mary. We actually bought a little statue of a Madonna together to remind us of our child. Still my reticence over Mary remained for many years.

My husband and I couldn’t conceive so we adopted instead; two little girls from different backgrounds. Our final adoption with our youngest daughter was so difficult I nearly gave up. There were over three times the amount of people wanting to adopt as there are children and our social workers kept leaving meaning we were without an advocate to talk to others for us. Then, just before the Easter, I found myself with my mother in the little village where we were thinking of buying a house. There was a chapel to Mary as well as the local church and we’d decided to visit. For the first time in a long time I asked Mary to pray for me for a child.

The next day I was contacted by a new social worker who had seen our profile and, realising that her imageworkload was becoming lighter, had asked for us as new clients. Her name was Mary. She was contacting us because a social worker that I’d contacted some six weeks before about a six month old girl had been in touch – we were their preferred choice! The little girl shared the same middle name as my previously adopted daughter – Mai and May.

May is the month that Catholics dedicate to Mary. This bouquet that I honoured her with has white and pink roses – signifying purity and perfect love – and Iris’ – symbolising fidelity and piercing sorrow. La Belle Fille and I are praying the Hail Mary together, in English and French. If you’d like to know the prayer in either language there’s a free download here (French Hail Mary). It’s a powerful prayer, the meditations Mary uses to tell us about her son.

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Divine Mercy Day 9

I went to receive the sacrament of reconciliation today – such a gift. I hope God is blessing your Easter devotions. The prayers for the ninth day of the novena are in French above, English below.

Paroles de Notre Seigneur: “Aujourd’hui, amène-moi les âmes froides et immerge-les dans l’abîme de ma miséricorde. Ce sont ces âmes qui blessent le plus douloureusement mon cœur. C’est une âme indifférente qui au Jardin des Oliviers m’inspira la plus grande aversion. C’est à cause d’elles que j’ai dit : Père, éloigne de moi ce calice, si telle est ta volonté – Pour elles l’ultime planche de salut est de recourir à ma miséricorde.”

Prions pour les âmes tièdes.

Très compatissant Jésus qui n’es que pitié, je fais entrer dans la demeure de Ton Cœur très compatissant les âmes froides, que dans ce feu de ton pur amour se réchauffent ces âmes glacées, qui ressemblent à des cadavres et T’emplissent d’un tel dégoût. O très compatissant Jésus, use de la toute puissance de Ta miséricorde et donne-leur l’amour divin car tu peux tout.

Père Eternel, jette un regard de miséricorde sur les âmes froides qui sont cependant enfermées ans le Cœur très compatissant de Jésus. Père de miséricorde, je Te supplie par l’amertume de la passion de ton Fils et par Son agonie de trois heures sur la croix, permet qu’elles aussi célèbrent l’abîme de Ta miséricorde.

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 “Today bring to Me the Souls who have become Lukewarm, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls. They were the reason I cried out: ‘Father, take this cup away from Me, if it be Your will.’ For them, the last hope of salvation is to run to My mercy.”

Most compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself. I bring lukewarm souls into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart. In this fire of Your pure love, let these tepid souls who, like corpses, filled You with such deep loathing, be once again set aflame. O Most Compassionate Jesus, exercise the omnipotence of Your mercy and draw them into the very ardor of Your love, and bestow upon them the gift of holy love, for nothing is beyond Your power.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon lukewarm souls who are nonetheless enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Father of Mercy, I beg You by the bitter Passion of Your Son and by His three-hour agony on the Cross: Let them, too, glorify the abyss of Your mercy. Amen.

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Divine Mercy Novena Day 8

Today’s novena is for all the souls in purgatory. I had a friend once who said he often thought that when he died (such a merry lot us Catholics) he hoped it would be just after Divine Mercy Sunday. The more you walk the life of a Christian the more aware you are of the need for God’s grace; let’s pray for those who are still in need in this way.

Again the prayers are in French above, English below and the chaplet is here. God bless your efforts; but even if you haven’t been praying the novena think of confessing tomorrow to receive our Lord on Divine Mercy Sunday and receive this very special form of grace.

Paroles de Notre Seigneur: “Aujourd’hui, amène-moi les âmes qui sont dans la prison du purgatoire et immerge-les dans l’abîme de ma miséricorde, que les flots de mon sang rafraîchissent leurs brûlures. Toutes ces âmes me sont très chères, elles s’acquittent envers ma justice ; il est en ton pouvoir de leur apporter quelque soulagement. Puise dans le trésor de mon Eglise toutes les indulgences, et offre-les pour elles. Ô si tu connaissais leur supplice, tu offrirais sans cesse pour elles l’aumône de ton esprit, et tu paierais leurs dettes à ma justice.”

Prions pour les âmes du purgatoire

Très miséricordieux Jésus qui as dit Toi-même vouloir la miséricorde, voici que j’amène à la demeure de Ton Cœur très compatissant les âmes du purgatoire – les âmes qui te sont très chères, mais qui pourtant doivent rendre des comptes à Ta justice – que les flots de sang et d’eau jaillis de Ton Cœur éteignent les flammes du feu du purgatoire afin que, là aussi, soit glorifiée la puissance de Ta miséricorde.

Père Eternel, jette un regard de miséricorde sur les âmes souffrant au purgatoire, mais qui sont enfermées dans le Cœur très compatissant de Jésus, je t ’implore par la douloureuse passion de Jésus, Ton Fils, et par toute l’amertume dont Son âme très sainte fut inondée, montre Ta miséricorde aux âmes qui sont sous Ton regard juste ; ne les regarde pas autrement que les plaies de Jésus, Ton très cher Fils, car nous croyons que Ta bonté et Ta pitié sont sans mesure

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“Today bring to Me the Souls who are in the prison of Purgatory,and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. Let the torrents of My Blood cool down their scorching flames. All these souls are greatly loved by Me. They are making retribution to My justice. It is in your power to bring them relief. Draw all the indulgences from the treasury of My Church and offer them on their behalf. Oh, if you only knew the torments they suffer, you would continually offer for them the alms of the spirit and pay off their debt to My justice.”

Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said that You desire mercy; so I bring into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls in Purgatory, souls who are very dear to You, and yet, who must make retribution to Your justice. May the streams of Blood and Water which gushed forth from Your Heart put out the flames of Purgatory, that there, too, the power of Your mercy may be celebrated.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls suffering in Purgatory, who are enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. I beg You, by the sorrowful Passion of Jesus Your Son, and by all the bitterness with which His most sacred Soul was flooded: Manifest Your mercy to the souls who are under Your just scrutiny. Look upon them in no other way but only through the Wounds of Jesus, Your dearly beloved Son; for we firmly believe that there is no limit to Your goodness and compassion. Amen.

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Divine Mercy Day 7

Here is today’s novena of the chaplet. Hopefully you’ve been or can make time to confess before Sunday’s mass in order to receive our Lord and this enormous blessing. I’m going to try and go to our diocese cathedral this Saturday so that I can walk through the door of mercy too.

Paroles de Notre Seigneur: “Aujourd’hui, amène-moi les âmes qui honorent et glorifient particulièrement ma miséricorde et immerge-les dans ma miséricorde. Ces âmes ont le plus vivement compati aux souffrances de ma passion et ont pénétré le plus profondément dans mon esprit. Elles sont le vivant reflet de mon cœur compatissant. Ces âmes brilleront d’un éclat particulier dans la vie future, aucune n’ira dans le feu de l’enfer, je défendrai chacune d’elles en particulier à l’heure de la mort.”

Prions pour ceux qui vénèrent la Miséricorde Divine et propagent sa dévotion.

Très miséricordieux Jésus dont le Cœur n’est qu’amour, reçois dans la demeure de Ton Cœur très compatissant les âmes qui honorent et glorifient Ta miséricorde. Ces âmes sont puissantes de la force de Dieu Lui-même ; au milieu de tous les tourments et contrariétés, elles avancent confiantes en Ta miséricorde, ces âmes sont unies à Jésus et portent l’humanité entière sur leurs épaules. Ces âmes ne seront pas jugées sévèrement, mais Ta miséricorde les entourera au moment de l’agonie.

Père Eternel, jette un regard de miséricorde sur les âmes qui glorifient et honorent Ton plus grand attribut, c’est-à-dire Ton infinie miséricorde, qui sont enfermées dans le Cœur très compatissant de Jésus. Ces âmes sont un vivant Evangile, leurs mains sont pleines d’actes de miséricorde et leur âme débordante de joie chante l’hymne de la miséricorde du Très-Haut. Je t’en supplie mon Dieu, manifeste-leur Ta miséricorde selon l’espérance et la confiance qu’elles ont mis en Toi, que s’accomplisse en elles la promesse de Jésus qui leur a dit : les âmes qui vénèreront mon infinie miséricorde, je les défendrai moi-même durant leur vie et particulièrement à l’heure de la mort, comme ma propre gloire.

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Today bring to Me the Souls who especially venerate and glorify My Mercy, and immerse them in My mercy. These souls sorrowed most over my Passion and entered most deeply into My spirit. They are living images of My Compassionate Heart. These souls will shine with a special brightness in the next life. Not one of them will go into the fire of hell. I shall particularly defend each one of them at the hour of death.

Most Merciful Jesus, whose Heart is Love Itself, receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who particularly extol and venerate the greatness of Your mercy. These souls are mighty with the very power of God Himself. In the midst of all afflictions and adversities they go forward, confident of Your mercy; and united to You, O Jesus, they carry all mankind on their shoulders. These souls will not be judged severely, but Your mercy will embrace them as they depart from this life.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls who glorify and venerate Your greatest attribute, that of Your fathomless mercy, and who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls are a living Gospel; their hands are full of deeds of mercy, and their hearts, overflowing with joy, sing a canticle of mercy to You, O Most High! I beg You O God:

Show them Your mercy according to the hope and trust they have placed in You. Let there be accomplished in them the promise of Jesus, who said to them that during their life, but especially at the hour of death, the souls who will venerate this fathomless mercy of His, He, Himself, will defend as His glory. Amen.

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Divine Mercy Day 6

Can I ask that if you are joining me in this novena that you offer today’s prayers in particular for the missionary sisters recently killed in Yemen? My friend joined this order and they are so humble and are so dedicated in their work for the sick and poor. The chaplet is here, God bless your efforts.

Paroles de Notre Seigneur: “Aujourd’hui, amène-moi les âmes douces et humbles ainsi que celles des petits enfants et immerge-les dans ma miséricorde. Ces âmes ressemblent le plus à mon cœur, elles m’ont réconforté dans mon amère agonie ; je les voyais veiller comme des anges terrestres qui veilleront sur mes autels, sur elles je verse des torrents de grâces. Seule une âme humble est capable de recevoir ma grâce, aux âmes humbles j’accorde ma confiance.”

Prions pour les enfants et les âmes humbles

Très miséricordieux Jésus qui as dit Toi-même : Apprenez de moi que je suis doux et humble de cœur – reçois dans la demeure de Ton Cœur très compatissant les âmes douces et humbles, ainsi que celles des petits enfants. Ces âmes plongent dans le ravissement le ciel entier et sont la prédilection particulière du Père céleste, elles sont un bouquet de fleurs devant le trône divin où Dieu seul se délecte de leur parfum. Ces âmes demeurent pour toujours dans le Cœur très compatissant de Jésus et chantent sans cesse l’hymne de l’amour et de la miséricorde pour les siècles.

Père Eternel, jette un regard de miséricorde sur les âmes douces et humbles, et sur les âmes des petits enfants, enfermées dans la demeure du Cœur très compatissant de Jésus. Ce sont ces âmes qui ressemblent le plus à Ton Fils, le parfum de ces âmes monte de la terre et atteint Ton trône. Père de miséricorde et de toute bonté, je T’implore par l’amour et la prédilection que Tu as pour ces âmes, bénis le monde entier, afin que toutes les âmes puissent chanter ensemble la gloire de Ta miséricorde pour l’éternité. Amen.

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“Today bring to Me the Meek and Humble Souls and the Souls of Little Children, and immerse them in My mercy. These souls most closely resemble My Heart. They strengthened Me during My bitter agony. I saw them as earthly Angels, who will keep vigil at My altars. I pour out upon them whole torrents of grace. I favor humble souls with My confidence.

Most Merciful Jesus, You yourself have said, “Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of heart.” Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart all meek and humble souls and the souls of little children. These souls send all heaven into ecstasy and they are the heavenly Father’s favorites. They are a sweet-smelling bouquet before the throne of God; God Himself takes delight in their fragrance. These souls have a permanent abode in Your Most Compassionate Heart, O Jesus, and they unceasingly sing out a hymn of love and mercy.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon meek souls, upon humble souls, and upon little children who are enfolded in the abode which is the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls bear the closest resemblance to Your Son. Their fragrance rises from the earth and reaches Your very throne. Father of mercy and of all goodness, I beg You by the love You bear these souls and by the delight You take in them: Bless the whole world, that all souls together may sing out the praises of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.

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Divine Mercy Novena; Day 5

I hope you had a blessed and peaceful Easter weekend. Here are the next prayers in the novena and you kind find the chapelet here.

Paroles de Notre Seigneur: “Aujourd’hui amène-moi les âmes des hérétiques et des apostats et immerge-les dans l’océan de ma miséricorde ; dans mon amère passion, elles me déchiraient le corps et le cœur, c’est-à-dire mon Eglise. Lorsqu’elles reviennent à l’unité de l’Eglise, mes plaies se cicatrisent, et de cette façon elles me soulageront dans ma passion.”

Prions pour ceux que errent dans la foi.

Très miséricordieux Jésus qui es la bonté même, Tu ne refuses pas la lumière à ceux qui Te la demandent, reçois dans la demeure de Ton Cœur très compatissant les âmes des hérétiques et des apostats et attire-les par Ta lumière à l’unité de l’Eglise, et ne les laisse pas sortir de la demeure de Ton cœur très compatissant, mais fais qu’elles aussi glorifient la largesse de Ta miséricorde.

Père Eternel, jette un regard miséricordieux sur les âmes des hérétiques et des apostats qui, persistant obstinément dans leurs erreurs, gaspillèrent Tes bontés et abusèrent de Tes grâces. Ne regarde pas leurs fautes, mais l’amour de Ton Fils et Son amère passion qu’il souffrit également pour elles, puisqu’elles aussi sont enfermées dans le Cœur très compatissant de Jésus. Fais qu’elles aussi glorifient Ton immense miséricorde dans les siècles des siècles. Amen.

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“Today bring to Me the Souls of those who have separated themselves from My Church*, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. During My bitter Passion they tore at My Body and Heart, that is, My Church. As they return to unity with the Church My wounds heal and in this way they alleviate My Passion.”

Most Merciful Jesus, Goodness Itself, You do not refuse light to those who seek it of You. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Church. Draw them by Your light into the unity of the Church, and do not let them escape from the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart; but bring it about that they, too, come to glorify the generosity of Your mercy.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Son’s Church, who have squandered Your blessings and misused Your graces by obstinately persisting in their errors. Do not look upon their errors, but upon the love of Your own Son and upon His bitter Passion, which He underwent for their sake, since they, too, are enclosed in His Most Compassionate Heart. Bring it about that they also may glorify Your great mercy for endless ages. Amen.

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Prière à Saint Joseph pour l’achat d’une maison

Next Saturday is the feast of St Joseph and he’s the Saint Catholics turn to intercession for them in finding a home to buy or rent as a result of his faith in God when he had to flee from Herod’s men with the holy family.As this would seem the perfect time to pray for my families intentions I thought I’d share a French prayer with you here today for this – the English translation is beneath.

Glorieux Saint Joseph,

Tu veillas avec tant d’amour sur Jésus et Marie afin qu’ils aient toujours un toit et avec eux tu as souffert de ne pas être accueilli ni logé à un moment où vous aviez besoin d’aide. Tu as toujours eu confiance en la Providence du Père du Ciel qui t’a confié la Sainte Famille en sachant que tu veillerais sur eux en prenant tes responsabilités et en faisant tout ce qu’il y avait à faire.

Nous te confions toutes nos démarches pour trouver une maison ou un nouveau logement. Nous te confions d’avance les relations avec les personnes : qu’elles soient bienveillantes et que tout se déroule pour le bien des personnes et des âmes.

Merci d’avance pour ce lieu où tu seras le premier à nous accueillir avec Jésus et Marie. A notre tour, nous voulons en faire un lieu béni où chacun se sente bien et où rayonnera la présence de la Sainte Famille. Merci d’avance Saint Joseph pour ton aide, nous voulons que tu sois honoré chez nous comme tu le fus par Marie et Jésus à Nazareth.

Amen

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Glorious St Joseph,

you with so much love for Jesus and Mary and made sue that they always had a roof and with them you have suffered not to be welcomed or housed at a time where you needed help.You’ve always had trust in the Providence of the Father in Heaven, who has entrusted the Holy Family, knowing that you will take your responsibilities and do all that there was to do.

We give you all our efforts to find a home. We trust to you in advance relations with people: that they are benevolent and that everything goes for the good of the people and their souls.

Thanks in advance for this home where you’ll be the first to greet us with Jesus and Mary. In our turn we want to make it a blessed place where everyone feels welcome and where we will radiate the presence of the Holy family.

Saint Joseph in advance thanks for your help, we want you be honored in our home as you were by Mary and Jesus in Nazareth.

Amen