Key to understanding the Seven Sorrows (Dolors) of Mary, and thus consoling her, is to recognise that the more she loved Jesus (and she loved Him perfectly) the more intensely sorrow filled her Immaculate Heart. Her martyrdom lasted 33 years, for St. Simeon revealed to her in excruciating detail what lay ahead for her dearest son, our Lord Jesus Christ. As such, all her joys became inexorably coloured with sorrow. And she endured these pains perfectly, with patience, humility and obedience, offering them to Almighty God for the salvation of poor sinners.
Powerful Prayers, devotions, litanies and invocations to the Holy Face of Jesus in reparation for the worst sins of our times: atheism, blasphemy and the desecration of Holy Days.
Our Blessed Lord promises that nothing will be refused us through the Power residing in His Holy Face.
Here is a collection of traditional, pre-conciliar, Catholic prayers composed by love-struck Saints and Church authorities that have been recited for generations. Many are specifically orientated for the end of the day and others are included for their pious value and consoling nature.
These beautiful prayers were given to St. Bridget of Sweden by our Lord after she had meditated intently on His Passion. These are to be prayed everyday for 1 full year and it is alleged that there are significant graces promised to those who complete this exacting task. The Church has given approbation to the prayers, though not to the alleged promises and has further indicated these unapproved promises are not to be published or promoted.
The Chaplet of St. Michael the Archangel honours St. Michael and the nine Angelic Choirs and was given to Antónia d’Astónaco, a Portuguese Carmelite, by St. Michael with the powerful promises. It and was approved and indulgenced by Pope St. Pius IX in 1851.
O Loving Jesus, meek Lamb of God, I, miserable sinner, salute and worship the most Sacred Wound of Thy Shoulder …
This powerful devotion to St. Joseph is to be prayed for 30 days. St. Teresa of Avila vouched for its efficaciousness, writing “If you really want to believe in it, prove it to yourself by reciting the Novena and you will be finally convinced.”
This novena to the Infant of Prague consists of opening prayers, 9 separate daily reflections, and concludes with the Christ the King Prayer. One may like to add Our Father … Hail Mary … Glory Be each day. Intentions can be stated at the start of novena or re-stated daily.
This prayer encapsulates a centrality of the Catholic Faith which is absent in Protestantism: our Lord’s Passion, His Precious Blood, His Real Presence in the Eucharist and, further, an emphasis that we need to be sanctified, which expresses itself in more than faith alone.