Submission to God’s Will.

Submission to God’s Will.

PRAYER BEFORE MEDITATION.

My God, I firmly believe that Thou art here present. I acknowledge that on account of my many sins I am utterly unworthy to appear before Thy sacred countenance. Yet, confiding in Thy infinite goodness and mercy, I venture to address Thee, to call upon Thy holy name, and meditate upon Thy commandments, in order that I may acquire a better knowledge of Thy holy will, and accomplish it with more fidelity. Wherefore enlighten my understanding that I may perceive what I ought to do or leave undone for the promotion of Thy glory and my own salvation; at the same time excite my will, that I may repent with my whole heart of my past sins, and resolve for the future to do all that Thou requirest of me. Grant me above all to know Jesus, my divine Teacher and Guide, more clearly, that I may love Him more dearly, and consequently labor, struggle and suffer with greater generosity and self-sacrifice in imitation of His example. Holy Mary, Mother of God and my Mother, show Jesus to me now, and let me study thy divine Son to the salvation of my soul. Holy Guardian Angel, keep far from me all distracting thoughts; my patron saint, come to my assistance. Amen.

Submission to God’s Will.

They that are faithful in love shall rest in Him (Wisdom iii. 9).

I. Consider first, that the true mark of the faithful love of God is conformity with the Divine will. It is easy to love Him when His will falls in with our own inclination, when “He rests in us;” when He keeps us in good health, gives us glory, gives us grandeur, or even imparts to us many spiritual consolations. The merit is in loving Him when we have to follow in the path He chooses, When we have “to rest in Him;” to suffer sickness, disgrace, losses, and even continual desolation of spirit. And yet this is His will, that we cease not from suffering; and to speak plainly, we ask for nothing else when we repeat, “Thy will be done;” for it is His will that we should be saints: “This is the will of God, your sanctification;” and there is no other way to sanctity but that of suffering: “All that have pleased God, passed through many tribulations remaining faithful.”[1]

II. Consider secondly, that this conformity with the Divine will must be very perfect. Hence it is called repose. Not that the inferior part of our soul need necessarily be always at rest; but that the superior part must be at rest. The will must acquiesce, and the understanding must acquiesce. In many the will readily acquiesces, but not so the understanding; for it seems to them strange at times that God should so treat them, nor can they bring themselves to believe that what has happened to them is the very best thing for them. If such be the condition of thy mind, thou art not at rest, at least not perfectly, and there is therefore no cause for self-congratulation; thou art not faithful: “Those that are faithful in love shall rest in Him.”

III. Consider thirdly, that this complete conformity to the Divine will is what beyond everything else brings rest to the soul. On this account also conformity is called repose. So long as thou art anxious to bend to thy will the will of God, or his who guides thee in God’s name, so long shalt thou fail to find repose; then alone shalt thou be at peace when the Lord, or he who guides thee in His name, draws thy will to His; therefore, place thyself in His hands entirely once for all. I say to thee with Job: “Submit thyself then to Him, and be at peace.”[2]

PRAYER AFTER MEDITATION.

My God, I give Thee heartfelt thanks for all the graces and all the light Thou hast conferred on me during this meditation. Pardon me all the negligence and the distractions of which I have been guilty, and give me strength to carry out the resolutions that I have made. Fortify me, that from henceforth I may diligently practise this virtue . . . avoid this fault . . . perform this action . . . to Thy honor. Help me to do this, sweet Virgin Mary; and if I ever forget my good resolutions, I entreat my Angel Guardian to recall them to my memory. Amen.

Meditations for every Day of the Year by Father Paul Segneri – 1892


[1] Judith viii. 23.
[2] Job xxii. 21.

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That which would have been easily remedied at first becomes incurable by time and habit.St. Ignatius of Loyola, Bartoli.

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holy name

Litany of the Most Holy Name of Jesus

Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.

Jesus, hear us.

Jesus, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.

God, the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

Jesus, Son of the living God, have mercy on us.

Jesus, splendor of the Father, have mercy on us.

Jesus, brightness of eternal light, have mercy on us.

Jesus, King of glory, have mercy on us.

Jesus, sun of justice, have mercy on us.

Jesus, Son of the Virgin Mary, have mercy on us.

Jesus, most amiable, have mercy on us.

Jesus, most admirable, have mercy on us.

Jesus, the mighty God, have mercy on us.

Jesus, father of the world to come, have mercy on us.

Jesus, Angel of great counsel, have mercy on us.

Jesus, most powerful, have mercy on us.

Jesus, most patient, have mercy on us.

Jesus, most obedient, have mercy on us.

Jesus, meek and humble of heart, have mercy on us.

Jesus, lover of Chastity, have mercy on us.

Jesus, lover of us, have mercy on us.

Jesus, God of peace, have mercy on us.

Jesus, author of life, have mercy on us.

Jesus, example of virtues, have mercy on us.

Jesus, zealous lover of souls, have mercy on us.

Jesus, our God, have mercy on us.

Jesus, our refuge, have mercy on us.

Jesus, father of the poor, have mercy on us.

Jesus, treasure of the faithful, have mercy on us.

Jesus, good Shepherd, have mercy on us.

Jesus, true light, have mercy on us.

Jesus, eternal wisdom, have mercy on us.

Jesus, infinite goodness, have mercy on us.

Jesus, our way and our life, have mercy on us.

Jesus, joy of the Angels, have mercy on us.

Jesus, King of the Patriarchs, have mercy on us.

Jesus, Master of the Apostles, have mercy on us.

Jesus, Teacher of the Evangelists, have mercy on us.

Jesus, strength of Martyrs, have mercy on us.

Jesus, light of Confessors, have mercy on us.

Jesus, purity of Virgins, have mercy on us.

Jesus, crown of all Saints, have mercy on us.

Be merciful, spare us, O Jesus!

Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Jesus!

From all evil, deliver us, O Jesus.

From all sin, deliver us, O Jesus.

From Thy wrath, deliver us, O Jesus.

From the snares of the devil, deliver us, O Jesus.

From the spirit of fornication, deliver us, O Jesus.

From everlasting death, deliver us, O Jesus.

From the neglect of Thine inspirations, deliver us, O Jesus.

By the mystery of Thy holy Incarnation, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy Nativity, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thine Infancy, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy most divine life, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy labors, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thine agony and Passion, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy Cross and dereliction, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy sufferings, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy death and burial, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy Resurrection, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thine Ascension, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thine institution of the most Holy Eucharist, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy joys, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy glory, deliver us, O Jesus.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Jesus!

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, hear us, O Jesus!

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Jesus!

Jesus, hear us.

Jesus, graciously hear us.

Let Us Pray.

O Lord Jesus Christ, who has said, Ask and ye shall receive, seek, and ye shall find, knock, and it shall be opened unto you, mercifully attend to our supplications, and grant us the gift of Thy divine charity, that we may ever love Thee with our whole heart and with all our words and deeds, and may never cease from praising Thee.

Make us, O Lord, to have a perpetual fear and love of Thy holy Name, for Thou never failest to help and to govern those whom Thou dost bring up in Thy steadfast love: who livest and reignest forever and ever. Amen.

Raccolta 113

An indulgence of 7 years.

A plenary indulgence once a month on the usual conditions, for the daily and devout recitation of this litany (S. C. Ind., Jan. 16, 1886; S. P. Ap., Jan. 2, 1933).

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Prayer in honor of the Most Holy Name

O sweet Name of Jesus, holy above all names in heaven and on earth, and to which every knee, both of men and of angels in heaven, on earth and in hell bends. You are the the way of the just, the glory of the saints, the hope of those in need, the balm of the sick, the love of the devout and the consolation of those that suffer.

O, Jesus be to me a help and a protector so that your Name may be blessed for all times. – Thomas A. Kempis

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Prayer of Reparation in Praise of the Holy Name of God entitled:

“The Golden Arrow”

May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most incomprehensible and unutterable Name of God be always praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified in heaven on earth and under the earth, by all the creatures of God, and by the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ in the most Holy Sacrament of the altar. Amen.

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Prayer in honor of the Holy Name

O my Jesus, Thou art the Savior who hast given Thy blood and Thy life for me, I pray Thee to write Thy adorable name on my poor heart; so that having it always imprinted in my heart by love, I may also have it ever on my lips, by invoking it in all my necessities. If the devil tempts me, Thy name will give me strength to resist him; if I lose confidence, Thy name will animate me to hope; if I am in affliction, Thy name will comfort me, by reminding me of all Thou hast endured for me. If I find myself cold in Thy love, Thy name will inflame me by reminding me of the love Thou hast shown me. Hitherto I have fallen into so many sins, because I did not call on Thee; from henceforth Thy name shall be my defense, my refuge, my hope, my only consolation, my only love. Thus do I hope to live, and so do I hope to die, having Thy name always on my lips.

Most holy Virgin, obtain for me the grace of invoking the name of Thy Son Jesus in all my necessities, together with thine own, my Mother Mary; but let me invoke them always with confidence and love, so that I may be able also to say to thee as did the devout Alphonsus Rodriguez: “Jesus and Mary, may I suffer for you; may I die for you; may I be wholly yours, and in nothing my own!” O my beloved Jesus! O Mary, my beloved Lady! give me the grace to suffer and to die for your love. I will be no longer my own, but altogether yours; yours in life, and yours in death, when I hope by your help to expire saying, Jesus and Mary, help me! Jesus and Mary, I recommend myself to you; Jesus and Mary, I love you, and I give and deliver up to you my whole soul.

The Incarnation, Birth and Infancy of Jesus Christ by St. Alphonsus de Liguori. p. 163 (Imprimatur 1927)

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January 21st. The Greatness of God’s Love.

The Greatness of God’s Love.

PRAYER BEFORE MEDITATION.

My God, I firmly believe that Thou art here present. I acknowledge that on account of my many sins I am utterly unworthy to appear before Thy sacred countenance. Yet, confiding in Thy infinite goodness and mercy, I venture to address Thee, to call upon Thy holy name, and meditate upon Thy commandments, in order that I may acquire a better knowledge of Thy holy will, and accomplish it with more fidelity. Wherefore enlighten my understanding that I may perceive what I ought to do or leave undone for the promotion of Thy glory and my own salvation; at the same time excite my will, that I may repent with my whole heart of my past sins, and resolve for the future to do all that Thou requirest of me. Grant me above all to know Jesus, my divine Teacher and Guide, more clearly, that I may love Him more dearly, and consequently labor, struggle and suffer with greater generosity and self-sacrifice in imitation of His example. Holy Mary, Mother of God and my Mother, show Jesus to me now, and let me study thy divine Son to the salvation of my soul. Holy Guardian Angel, keep far from me all distracting thoughts; my patron saint, come to my assistance. Amen.

The Greatness of God’s Love.

I live in the faith of the Son of God, Who loved me and delivered Himself for me (Galat. ii. 20).

I. Consider first, what is the meaning of the words “to live in the faith.” They mean that thou dost put thy trust in Jesus Christ, feeling perfectly assured that as long as thou dost allow thyself to be governed by Him, all shall go well with thee, though He should send thee desolation, sickness, disgrace, and beggary. Canst thou not throw thy whole self into the arms of that Lord Who has loved thee with so deep a love? Rest perfectly assured that in the end all shall turn to thy advantage: “Live in the faith of the Son of God.”

II. Consider secondly, to what a height His love of thee has gone, since He “delivered Himself up for thee;” not “another,” but “Himself,” not an angel, or archangel, or any other spirit higher yet, but Himself in His own Person. He chose to be Himself the great Victim offered up for thy salvation. He was delivered up by Judas only because He delivered Himself up by going forward to meet him.

III. Consider thirdly, that all this, moreover, has been done for thee individually. Therefore thou must not say, “He loved us and delivered Himself for us,” but “He loved me and delivered Himself up for me.” The Lord died as much for thee separately as for all. In the very act of dying He thought of thee in particular, prayed for thee, offered up to His Father the Sacrifice on the Cross for thee. So, also, as He came down from Heaven to die for all, He would, had it been necessary, have come down for thy sake alone. Judge, then, if He loves Thee!

IV. Consider fourthly, how great is the wrong thou offerest Him, when after He has given Himself wholly for thee, thou refusest to give Thyself wholly to Him. But to give thyself wholly to Him is this: to relinquish thyself entirely to His will, the victim of obedience, and to suffer Him to dispose of thee in everything, according to His pleasure, never thinking of thy own interests, but desiring only to live in faith – “to live in the faith of the Son of God.” This is to live like a child in its mother’s arms.

PRAYER AFTER MEDITATION.

My God, I give Thee heartfelt thanks for all the graces and all the light Thou hast conferred on me during this meditation. Pardon me all the negligence and the distractions of which I have been guilty, and give me strength to carry out the resolutions that I have made. Fortify me, that from henceforth I may diligently practise this virtue . . . avoid this fault . . . perform this action . . . to Thy honor. Help me to do this, sweet Virgin Mary; and if I ever forget my good resolutions, I entreat my Angel Guardian to recall them to my memory. Amen.

Meditations for every Day of the Year by Father Paul Segneri – 1892

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Although it is sovereignly praiseworthy and useful to serve God by pure love, we should not less earnestly commend the fear of His Divine Majesty.St. Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises.

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holy name

Litany of the Most Holy Name of Jesus

Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.

Jesus, hear us.

Jesus, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.

God, the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

Jesus, Son of the living God, have mercy on us.

Jesus, splendor of the Father, have mercy on us.

Jesus, brightness of eternal light, have mercy on us.

Jesus, King of glory, have mercy on us.

Jesus, sun of justice, have mercy on us.

Jesus, Son of the Virgin Mary, have mercy on us.

Jesus, most amiable, have mercy on us.

Jesus, most admirable, have mercy on us.

Jesus, the mighty God, have mercy on us.

Jesus, father of the world to come, have mercy on us.

Jesus, Angel of great counsel, have mercy on us.

Jesus, most powerful, have mercy on us.

Jesus, most patient, have mercy on us.

Jesus, most obedient, have mercy on us.

Jesus, meek and humble of heart, have mercy on us.

Jesus, lover of Chastity, have mercy on us.

Jesus, lover of us, have mercy on us.

Jesus, God of peace, have mercy on us.

Jesus, author of life, have mercy on us.

Jesus, example of virtues, have mercy on us.

Jesus, zealous lover of souls, have mercy on us.

Jesus, our God, have mercy on us.

Jesus, our refuge, have mercy on us.

Jesus, father of the poor, have mercy on us.

Jesus, treasure of the faithful, have mercy on us.

Jesus, good Shepherd, have mercy on us.

Jesus, true light, have mercy on us.

Jesus, eternal wisdom, have mercy on us.

Jesus, infinite goodness, have mercy on us.

Jesus, our way and our life, have mercy on us.

Jesus, joy of the Angels, have mercy on us.

Jesus, King of the Patriarchs, have mercy on us.

Jesus, Master of the Apostles, have mercy on us.

Jesus, Teacher of the Evangelists, have mercy on us.

Jesus, strength of Martyrs, have mercy on us.

Jesus, light of Confessors, have mercy on us.

Jesus, purity of Virgins, have mercy on us.

Jesus, crown of all Saints, have mercy on us.

Be merciful, spare us, O Jesus!

Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Jesus!

From all evil, deliver us, O Jesus.

From all sin, deliver us, O Jesus.

From Thy wrath, deliver us, O Jesus.

From the snares of the devil, deliver us, O Jesus.

From the spirit of fornication, deliver us, O Jesus.

From everlasting death, deliver us, O Jesus.

From the neglect of Thine inspirations, deliver us, O Jesus.

By the mystery of Thy holy Incarnation, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy Nativity, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thine Infancy, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy most divine life, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy labors, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thine agony and Passion, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy Cross and dereliction, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy sufferings, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy death and burial, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy Resurrection, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thine Ascension, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thine institution of the most Holy Eucharist, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy joys, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy glory, deliver us, O Jesus.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Jesus!

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, hear us, O Jesus!

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Jesus!

Jesus, hear us.

Jesus, graciously hear us.

Let Us Pray.

O Lord Jesus Christ, who has said, Ask and ye shall receive, seek, and ye shall find, knock, and it shall be opened unto you, mercifully attend to our supplications, and grant us the gift of Thy divine charity, that we may ever love Thee with our whole heart and with all our words and deeds, and may never cease from praising Thee.

Make us, O Lord, to have a perpetual fear and love of Thy holy Name, for Thou never failest to help and to govern those whom Thou dost bring up in Thy steadfast love: who livest and reignest forever and ever. Amen.

Raccolta 113

An indulgence of 7 years.

A plenary indulgence once a month on the usual conditions, for the daily and devout recitation of this litany (S. C. Ind., Jan. 16, 1886; S. P. Ap., Jan. 2, 1933).

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Prayer in honor of the Most Holy Name

O sweet Name of Jesus, holy above all names in heaven and on earth, and to which every knee, both of men and of angels in heaven, on earth and in hell bends. You are the the way of the just, the glory of the saints, the hope of those in need, the balm of the sick, the love of the devout and the consolation of those that suffer.

O, Jesus be to me a help and a protector so that your Name may be blessed for all times. – Thomas A. Kempis

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Prayer of Reparation in Praise of the Holy Name of God entitled:

“The Golden Arrow”

May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most incomprehensible and unutterable Name of God be always praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified in heaven on earth and under the earth, by all the creatures of God, and by the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ in the most Holy Sacrament of the altar. Amen.

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Prayer in honor of the Holy Name

O my Jesus, Thou art the Savior who hast given Thy blood and Thy life for me, I pray Thee to write Thy adorable name on my poor heart; so that having it always imprinted in my heart by love, I may also have it ever on my lips, by invoking it in all my necessities. If the devil tempts me, Thy name will give me strength to resist him; if I lose confidence, Thy name will animate me to hope; if I am in affliction, Thy name will comfort me, by reminding me of all Thou hast endured for me. If I find myself cold in Thy love, Thy name will inflame me by reminding me of the love Thou hast shown me. Hitherto I have fallen into so many sins, because I did not call on Thee; from henceforth Thy name shall be my defense, my refuge, my hope, my only consolation, my only love. Thus do I hope to live, and so do I hope to die, having Thy name always on my lips.

Most holy Virgin, obtain for me the grace of invoking the name of Thy Son Jesus in all my necessities, together with thine own, my Mother Mary; but let me invoke them always with confidence and love, so that I may be able also to say to thee as did the devout Alphonsus Rodriguez: “Jesus and Mary, may I suffer for you; may I die for you; may I be wholly yours, and in nothing my own!” O my beloved Jesus! O Mary, my beloved Lady! give me the grace to suffer and to die for your love. I will be no longer my own, but altogether yours; yours in life, and yours in death, when I hope by your help to expire saying, Jesus and Mary, help me! Jesus and Mary, I recommend myself to you; Jesus and Mary, I love you, and I give and deliver up to you my whole soul.

The Incarnation, Birth and Infancy of Jesus Christ by St. Alphonsus de Liguori. p. 163 (Imprimatur 1927)

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January 20th. Curse of Riches.

Curse of Riches.

PRAYER BEFORE MEDITATION.

My God, I firmly believe that Thou art here present. I acknowledge that on account of my many sins I am utterly unworthy to appear before Thy sacred countenance. Yet, confiding in Thy infinite goodness and mercy, I venture to address Thee, to call upon Thy holy name, and meditate upon Thy commandments, in order that I may acquire a better knowledge of Thy holy will, and accomplish it with more fidelity. Wherefore enlighten my understanding that I may perceive what I ought to do or leave undone for the promotion of Thy glory and my own salvation; at the same time excite my will, that I may repent with my whole heart of my past sins, and resolve for the future to do all that Thou requirest of me. Grant me above all to know Jesus, my divine Teacher and Guide, more clearly, that I may love Him more dearly, and consequently labor, struggle and suffer with greater generosity and self-sacrifice in imitation of His example. Holy Mary, Mother of God and my Mother, show Jesus to me now, and let me study thy divine Son to the salvation of my soul. Holy Guardian Angel, keep far from me all distracting thoughts; my patron saint, come to my assistance. Amen.

Curse of Riches.

Woe to you that are rich, for you have your consolation (St. Luke vi. 24).

I. Consider first, what words of terror! He does not say, Woe, because you are robbers, extortioners, murderers, because you commit innumerable acts of injustice, but solely because you have your consolation. What, then, is the consolation which the rich possess? It is the power which they, more than others, have of doing their own will, by reason of the slavish subservience which the world pays to money: “All things obey money.”[1] How great an evil, if we rightly judge, it is to follow our own will!

II. Consider secondly, that to have our consolation here below is a very bad sign; for it is a sign that we are not destined to have our consolation in Heaven, according to what was said to the glutton: “Son, thou didst receive good things in thy lifetime.”[2] How much better, then, is it to encounter much sorrow and bitterness here below, than to have everything as we wish! It is an inviolable law that joy is not to be had both here and hereafter. Therefore this “Woe to you!” in this passage not only denotes some dreadful evil, and deplores and threatens it, but it foretells it also; in other words, it contains all the four meanings which are attached in Scripture to this formidable word “woe.”

III. Consider thirdly, that as Christ when He called the poor blessed did not mean to speak of all the poor, but only of such as are so willingly, “the poor in spirit,” He is similarly minded when He calls the rich accursed. For if a man happens to possess riches, but does not fix his heart upon them, and consequently does not use them for purposes which are at variance with the permission or command of God, he need not be filled with apprehension; for he has not his consolation in them. But, “who is he, and we will praise him?”[3] For thyself, choose rather not to have riches at all, than to have riches and to keep thy heart disengaged from them. The first is easy of attainment, the second is a miracle.

PRAYER AFTER MEDITATION.

My God, I give Thee heartfelt thanks for all the graces and all the light Thou hast conferred on me during this meditation. Pardon me all the negligence and the distractions of which I have been guilty, and give me strength to carry out the resolutions that I have made. Fortify me, that from henceforth I may diligently practise this virtue . . . avoid this fault . . . perform this action . . . to Thy honor. Help me to do this, sweet Virgin Mary; and if I ever forget my good resolutions, I entreat my Angel Guardian to recall them to my memory. Amen.

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[1] Eccles. x. 19.
[2] St. Luke xvi. 25.
[3] Ecclus. xxxi. 9.

Meditations for every Day of the Year by Father Paul Segneri – 1892

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If we confide in God’s providence and resign ourselves entirely into His hands, and renounce our individual pleasure, He is pleased to reward us with great peace and interior consolation, and all the more so if we seek ourselves less, and more purely desire the Divine glory and God’s good pleasure.St. Ignatius of Loyola, Letter 139.

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holy name

Litany of the Most Holy Name of Jesus

Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.

Jesus, hear us.

Jesus, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.

God, the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

Jesus, Son of the living God, have mercy on us.

Jesus, splendor of the Father, have mercy on us.

Jesus, brightness of eternal light, have mercy on us.

Jesus, King of glory, have mercy on us.

Jesus, sun of justice, have mercy on us.

Jesus, Son of the Virgin Mary, have mercy on us.

Jesus, most amiable, have mercy on us.

Jesus, most admirable, have mercy on us.

Jesus, the mighty God, have mercy on us.

Jesus, father of the world to come, have mercy on us.

Jesus, Angel of great counsel, have mercy on us.

Jesus, most powerful, have mercy on us.

Jesus, most patient, have mercy on us.

Jesus, most obedient, have mercy on us.

Jesus, meek and humble of heart, have mercy on us.

Jesus, lover of Chastity, have mercy on us.

Jesus, lover of us, have mercy on us.

Jesus, God of peace, have mercy on us.

Jesus, author of life, have mercy on us.

Jesus, example of virtues, have mercy on us.

Jesus, zealous lover of souls, have mercy on us.

Jesus, our God, have mercy on us.

Jesus, our refuge, have mercy on us.

Jesus, father of the poor, have mercy on us.

Jesus, treasure of the faithful, have mercy on us.

Jesus, good Shepherd, have mercy on us.

Jesus, true light, have mercy on us.

Jesus, eternal wisdom, have mercy on us.

Jesus, infinite goodness, have mercy on us.

Jesus, our way and our life, have mercy on us.

Jesus, joy of the Angels, have mercy on us.

Jesus, King of the Patriarchs, have mercy on us.

Jesus, Master of the Apostles, have mercy on us.

Jesus, Teacher of the Evangelists, have mercy on us.

Jesus, strength of Martyrs, have mercy on us.

Jesus, light of Confessors, have mercy on us.

Jesus, purity of Virgins, have mercy on us.

Jesus, crown of all Saints, have mercy on us.

Be merciful, spare us, O Jesus!

Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Jesus!

From all evil, deliver us, O Jesus.

From all sin, deliver us, O Jesus.

From Thy wrath, deliver us, O Jesus.

From the snares of the devil, deliver us, O Jesus.

From the spirit of fornication, deliver us, O Jesus.

From everlasting death, deliver us, O Jesus.

From the neglect of Thine inspirations, deliver us, O Jesus.

By the mystery of Thy holy Incarnation, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy Nativity, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thine Infancy, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy most divine life, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy labors, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thine agony and Passion, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy Cross and dereliction, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy sufferings, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy death and burial, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy Resurrection, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thine Ascension, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thine institution of the most Holy Eucharist, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy joys, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy glory, deliver us, O Jesus.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Jesus!

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, hear us, O Jesus!

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Jesus!

Jesus, hear us.

Jesus, graciously hear us.

Let Us Pray.

O Lord Jesus Christ, who has said, Ask and ye shall receive, seek, and ye shall find, knock, and it shall be opened unto you, mercifully attend to our supplications, and grant us the gift of Thy divine charity, that we may ever love Thee with our whole heart and with all our words and deeds, and may never cease from praising Thee.

Make us, O Lord, to have a perpetual fear and love of Thy holy Name, for Thou never failest to help and to govern those whom Thou dost bring up in Thy steadfast love: who livest and reignest forever and ever. Amen.

Raccolta 113

An indulgence of 7 years.

A plenary indulgence once a month on the usual conditions, for the daily and devout recitation of this litany (S. C. Ind., Jan. 16, 1886; S. P. Ap., Jan. 2, 1933).

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Prayer in honor of the Most Holy Name

O sweet Name of Jesus, holy above all names in heaven and on earth, and to which every knee, both of men and of angels in heaven, on earth and in hell bends. You are the the way of the just, the glory of the saints, the hope of those in need, the balm of the sick, the love of the devout and the consolation of those that suffer.

O, Jesus be to me a help and a protector so that your Name may be blessed for all times. – Thomas A. Kempis

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Prayer of Reparation in Praise of the Holy Name of God entitled:

“The Golden Arrow”

May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most incomprehensible and unutterable Name of God be always praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified in heaven on earth and under the earth, by all the creatures of God, and by the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ in the most Holy Sacrament of the altar. Amen.

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Prayer in honor of the Holy Name

O my Jesus, Thou art the Savior who hast given Thy blood and Thy life for me, I pray Thee to write Thy adorable name on my poor heart; so that having it always imprinted in my heart by love, I may also have it ever on my lips, by invoking it in all my necessities. If the devil tempts me, Thy name will give me strength to resist him; if I lose confidence, Thy name will animate me to hope; if I am in affliction, Thy name will comfort me, by reminding me of all Thou hast endured for me. If I find myself cold in Thy love, Thy name will inflame me by reminding me of the love Thou hast shown me. Hitherto I have fallen into so many sins, because I did not call on Thee; from henceforth Thy name shall be my defense, my refuge, my hope, my only consolation, my only love. Thus do I hope to live, and so do I hope to die, having Thy name always on my lips.

Most holy Virgin, obtain for me the grace of invoking the name of Thy Son Jesus in all my necessities, together with thine own, my Mother Mary; but let me invoke them always with confidence and love, so that I may be able also to say to thee as did the devout Alphonsus Rodriguez: “Jesus and Mary, may I suffer for you; may I die for you; may I be wholly yours, and in nothing my own!” O my beloved Jesus! O Mary, my beloved Lady! give me the grace to suffer and to die for your love. I will be no longer my own, but altogether yours; yours in life, and yours in death, when I hope by your help to expire saying, Jesus and Mary, help me! Jesus and Mary, I recommend myself to you; Jesus and Mary, I love you, and I give and deliver up to you my whole soul.

The Incarnation, Birth and Infancy of Jesus Christ by St. Alphonsus de Liguori. p. 163 (Imprimatur 1927)

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The Second Sunday after the Epiphany.

On What Mary Teaches Us at Cana.

PRAYER BEFORE MEDITATION.

My God, I firmly believe that Thou art here present. I acknowledge that on account of my many sins I am utterly unworthy to appear before Thy sacred countenance. Yet, confiding in Thy infinite goodness and mercy, I venture to address Thee, to call upon Thy holy name, and meditate upon Thy commandments, in order that I may acquire a better knowledge of Thy holy will, and accomplish it with more fidelity. Wherefore enlighten my understanding that I may perceive what I ought to do or leave undone for the promotion of Thy glory and my own salvation; at the same time excite my will, that I may repent with my whole heart of my past sins, and resolve for the future to do all that Thou requirest of me. Grant me above all to know Jesus, my divine Teacher and Guide, more clearly, that I may love Him more dearly, and consequently labor, struggle and suffer with greater generosity and self-sacrifice in imitation of His example. Holy Mary, Mother of God and my Mother, show Jesus to me now, and let me study thy divine Son to the salvation of my soul. Holy Guardian Angel, keep far from me all distracting thoughts; my patron saint, come to my assistance. Amen.

On What Mary Teaches Us at Cana.

How touching and how deeply significant is the Gospel of to-day! Mary appears for the first time in Jesus public life, and she shows herself at once in her exalted character of our Advocate, a character which will be hers as long as time shall last. See how, filled with anxiety, in the kind intention of sparing her entertainers from feeling embarrassment, she appeals to her divine Son, whispering to Him in a tone of entreaty: “They have no wine.” (St. John ii. 3.) Place this pleasing, this touching scene before your mind’s eye; you will find in it abundant matter for meditation.

1st. Consider that Mary does not inform any of the other guests of the deficiency in the supply of wine, or complain of it to the bride and bridegroom; she only whispers it to her Son, without attracting the notice of others, in order, as the seraphic Doctor St. Bonaventure asserts, to show that she is actuated by that true charity which refrains from mentioning the needs of others with out necessity to those who have it not in their power to relieve them. For a complaint of that kind would rather arise from impatience, or a wish to disparage others, than from zeal inspired by charity. How many we see around us who are far from following the noble example Mary sets them. The faults and defects of their neighbor only furnish them with a pretext for bringing undue charges against him, letting out his secrets, and instead of feeling compassion for him as Mary did, and thinking what can be done to remedy his defects and deficiencies, they only take occasion to depreciate him and get him a bad name without any necessity.

2d. Consider that Mary, as soon as she remarks that the supply of wine is running short, does not wait until it is entirely exhausted, and the givers of the feast can no longer conceal their confusion, but kindly prevents matters from coming to the worst, and unasked as well as unnoticed, provides aid for the unfortunate bride and bridegroom. What a beautiful example for you! See, whensoever you remark some defect in a brother or sister Religious, whether as regards temporal or spiritual concerns, do not wait until the evil has reached its climax and is apparent to everyone, but rather apply yourself to consider what can be done to remedy it; begin at once to pray for the soul thus afflicted; adopt measures to prevent the matter becoming worse, and if you can do this, as Mary did, unasked and unobserved, you may look forward with confidence to the reward promised by Him who seeth in secret.

3d. Consider that Mary goes at once direct to the right source whence assistance shall come; she goes to her divine Son. To Him and only to Him does she disclose her wish, and that she does in such wise that she does not appear to require Him to work a miracle; she does not ask with impetuosity; she simply leaves our Lord free to afford assistance or withhold it, as He sees best. She says: “They have no wine.” Learn from this, my soul, how you ought with all simplicity to lay before God in secret prayer the many desires and cravings that arise within your heart, and then leave it to His wisdom and goodness to fulfil them or not. That is the best course to pursue, for it will not only preserve you from a vast amount of disquietude, discontent, complaining, vain hopes, and longings; it will also prove the means of attaining your end most surely and most speedily. For if your wish is pleasing in God’s sight, He will grant you the fulfilment of it, as He did in regard to Mary’s desire at the marriage of Cana. But mark one thing: The Lord did not grant even what Mary asked immediately, but only when His hour was come. Here again is a very useful lesson which you will do well to lay to heart.

PRAYER AFTER MEDITATION.

My God, I give Thee heartfelt thanks for all the graces and all the light Thou hast conferred on me during this meditation. Pardon me all the negligence and the distractions of which I have been guilty, and give me strength to carry out the resolutions that I have made. Fortify me, that from henceforth I may diligently practise this virtue . . . avoid this fault . . . perform this action . . . to Thy honor. Help me to do this, sweet Virgin Mary; and if I ever forget my good resolutions, I entreat my Angel Guardian to recall them to my memory. Amen.

Meditations on the Life, Teaching, and Passion of Jesus Christ

(Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur: New York, December 31, 1900)

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When God shall have wholly occupied our souls in spite of ourselves, since no one can rob us of our Divine Treasure, there is nothing in the daily occurrence of this life which ought to grieve or worry us much, for every affliction, whatsoever may be the cause, only comes from the loss of an object that one loves, or from the fear of losing it.St. Ignatius of Loyola, Letters.

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holy name

Litany of the Most Holy Name of Jesus

Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.

Jesus, hear us.

Jesus, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.

God, the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

Jesus, Son of the living God, have mercy on us.

Jesus, splendor of the Father, have mercy on us.

Jesus, brightness of eternal light, have mercy on us.

Jesus, King of glory, have mercy on us.

Jesus, sun of justice, have mercy on us.

Jesus, Son of the Virgin Mary, have mercy on us.

Jesus, most amiable, have mercy on us.

Jesus, most admirable, have mercy on us.

Jesus, the mighty God, have mercy on us.

Jesus, father of the world to come, have mercy on us.

Jesus, Angel of great counsel, have mercy on us.

Jesus, most powerful, have mercy on us.

Jesus, most patient, have mercy on us.

Jesus, most obedient, have mercy on us.

Jesus, meek and humble of heart, have mercy on us.

Jesus, lover of Chastity, have mercy on us.

Jesus, lover of us, have mercy on us.

Jesus, God of peace, have mercy on us.

Jesus, author of life, have mercy on us.

Jesus, example of virtues, have mercy on us.

Jesus, zealous lover of souls, have mercy on us.

Jesus, our God, have mercy on us.

Jesus, our refuge, have mercy on us.

Jesus, father of the poor, have mercy on us.

Jesus, treasure of the faithful, have mercy on us.

Jesus, good Shepherd, have mercy on us.

Jesus, true light, have mercy on us.

Jesus, eternal wisdom, have mercy on us.

Jesus, infinite goodness, have mercy on us.

Jesus, our way and our life, have mercy on us.

Jesus, joy of the Angels, have mercy on us.

Jesus, King of the Patriarchs, have mercy on us.

Jesus, Master of the Apostles, have mercy on us.

Jesus, Teacher of the Evangelists, have mercy on us.

Jesus, strength of Martyrs, have mercy on us.

Jesus, light of Confessors, have mercy on us.

Jesus, purity of Virgins, have mercy on us.

Jesus, crown of all Saints, have mercy on us.

Be merciful, spare us, O Jesus!

Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Jesus!

From all evil, deliver us, O Jesus.

From all sin, deliver us, O Jesus.

From Thy wrath, deliver us, O Jesus.

From the snares of the devil, deliver us, O Jesus.

From the spirit of fornication, deliver us, O Jesus.

From everlasting death, deliver us, O Jesus.

From the neglect of Thine inspirations, deliver us, O Jesus.

By the mystery of Thy holy Incarnation, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy Nativity, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thine Infancy, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy most divine life, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy labors, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thine agony and Passion, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy Cross and dereliction, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy sufferings, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy death and burial, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy Resurrection, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thine Ascension, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thine institution of the most Holy Eucharist, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy joys, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy glory, deliver us, O Jesus.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Jesus!

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, hear us, O Jesus!

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Jesus!

Jesus, hear us.

Jesus, graciously hear us.

Let Us Pray.

O Lord Jesus Christ, who has said, Ask and ye shall receive, seek, and ye shall find, knock, and it shall be opened unto you, mercifully attend to our supplications, and grant us the gift of Thy divine charity, that we may ever love Thee with our whole heart and with all our words and deeds, and may never cease from praising Thee.

Make us, O Lord, to have a perpetual fear and love of Thy holy Name, for Thou never failest to help and to govern those whom Thou dost bring up in Thy steadfast love: who livest and reignest forever and ever. Amen.

Raccolta 113

An indulgence of 7 years.

A plenary indulgence once a month on the usual conditions, for the daily and devout recitation of this litany (S. C. Ind., Jan. 16, 1886; S. P. Ap., Jan. 2, 1933).

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Prayer in honor of the Most Holy Name

O sweet Name of Jesus, holy above all names in heaven and on earth, and to which every knee, both of men and of angels in heaven, on earth and in hell bends. You are the the way of the just, the glory of the saints, the hope of those in need, the balm of the sick, the love of the devout and the consolation of those that suffer.

O, Jesus be to me a help and a protector so that your Name may be blessed for all times. – Thomas A. Kempis

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Prayer of Reparation in Praise of the Holy Name of God entitled:

“The Golden Arrow”

May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most incomprehensible and unutterable Name of God be always praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified in heaven on earth and under the earth, by all the creatures of God, and by the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ in the most Holy Sacrament of the altar. Amen.

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Prayer in honor of the Holy Name

O my Jesus, Thou art the Savior who hast given Thy blood and Thy life for me, I pray Thee to write Thy adorable name on my poor heart; so that having it always imprinted in my heart by love, I may also have it ever on my lips, by invoking it in all my necessities. If the devil tempts me, Thy name will give me strength to resist him; if I lose confidence, Thy name will animate me to hope; if I am in affliction, Thy name will comfort me, by reminding me of all Thou hast endured for me. If I find myself cold in Thy love, Thy name will inflame me by reminding me of the love Thou hast shown me. Hitherto I have fallen into so many sins, because I did not call on Thee; from henceforth Thy name shall be my defense, my refuge, my hope, my only consolation, my only love. Thus do I hope to live, and so do I hope to die, having Thy name always on my lips.

Most holy Virgin, obtain for me the grace of invoking the name of Thy Son Jesus in all my necessities, together with thine own, my Mother Mary; but let me invoke them always with confidence and love, so that I may be able also to say to thee as did the devout Alphonsus Rodriguez: “Jesus and Mary, may I suffer for you; may I die for you; may I be wholly yours, and in nothing my own!” O my beloved Jesus! O Mary, my beloved Lady! give me the grace to suffer and to die for your love. I will be no longer my own, but altogether yours; yours in life, and yours in death, when I hope by your help to expire saying, Jesus and Mary, help me! Jesus and Mary, I recommend myself to you; Jesus and Mary, I love you, and I give and deliver up to you my whole soul.

The Incarnation, Birth and Infancy of Jesus Christ by St. Alphonsus de Liguori. p. 163 (Imprimatur 1927)

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January 18th. God or Mammon.

God or Mammon.

PRAYER BEFORE MEDITATION.

My God, I firmly believe that Thou art here present. I acknowledge that on account of my many sins I am utterly unworthy to appear before Thy sacred countenance. Yet, confiding in Thy infinite goodness and mercy, I venture to address Thee, to call upon Thy holy name, and meditate upon Thy commandments, in order that I may acquire a better knowledge of Thy holy will, and accomplish it with more fidelity. Wherefore enlighten my understanding that I may perceive what I ought to do or leave undone for the promotion of Thy glory and my own salvation; at the same time excite my will, that I may repent with my whole heart of my past sins, and resolve for the future to do all that Thou requirest of me. Grant me above all to know Jesus, my divine Teacher and Guide, more clearly, that I may love Him more dearly, and consequently labor, struggle and suffer with greater generosity and self-sacrifice in imitation of His example. Holy Mary, Mother of God and my Mother, show Jesus to me now, and let me study thy divine Son to the salvation of my soul. Holy Guardian Angel, keep far from me all distracting thoughts; my patron saint, come to my assistance. Amen.

God or Mammon.

You cannot be partakers of the table of the Lord, and the table of devils (I Cor. x. 21).

I. Consider first, that the difference of these tables consists in the different characters of the delights, offered by God and offered by the devils. Those which God gives, come to us from a Lord Who from His inmost being loves us as His creatures. Those which the devils give, come to us from our enemies. Now from this infer the difference. The devils wish to take thy life by poison, and give thee food which may sometimes be pleasant to the taste, but makes thee sick to death. God desires to cure thy maladies, and Hie gives thee food, now sweet, now bitter, as thy state requires, but always good and wholesome.

II. Consider secondly, that thou needs must make thy choice. Whoever wishes to sit at the table of God, let him not try to partake of the table of devils. Whoever wishes to sit at the table of devils, let him not hope to partake of the table of God. Some would like to be guests at both tables; but that is impossible. They cannot even have any share in them both: “You cannot be partakers.”

III. Consider thirdly, the blindness of men, who forsaking the table of God, flock in crowds to the table of devils, eager only to pamper their pride, their self-interest, their anger, their envy, or other disorderly affection. So that if some do not sit down at the table of one devil, they find place at that of another. If they do not feed their ambition, they feed their lust. If they do not feed their lust, they feed their ambition. It is necessary to make a generous resolution to renounce every one of them all; and, therefore, we are warned not against the table “of the devil,” but “of devils.”

IV. Consider fourthly, at which table art thou a guest, the table of God or the table of devils? If for a long time thou takest no pleasure in spiritual things, in thinking on God, in speaking of God, in working for God, but rather dost feel a strong disinclination thereto, then beware; some devil is feeding thee.

PRAYER AFTER MEDITATION.

My God, I give Thee heartfelt thanks for all the graces and all the light Thou hast conferred on me during this meditation. Pardon me all the negligence and the distractions of which I have been guilty, and give me strength to carry out the resolutions that I have made. Fortify me, that from henceforth I may diligently practise this virtue . . . avoid this fault . . . perform this action . . . to Thy honor. Help me to do this, sweet Virgin Mary; and if I ever forget my good resolutions, I entreat my Angel Guardian to recall them to my memory. Amen.

Meditations for every Day of the Year by Father Paul Segneri – 1892

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We should ask ourselves at the very outset of our lives, this: What will God exact of us on judgement-day? What account must we render? So that we may have for our rule of conduct His judgment, and not our fancy.St. Ignatius of Loyola, Life, Book v.

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holy name

Litany of the Most Holy Name of Jesus

Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.

Jesus, hear us.

Jesus, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.

God, the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

Jesus, Son of the living God, have mercy on us.

Jesus, splendor of the Father, have mercy on us.

Jesus, brightness of eternal light, have mercy on us.

Jesus, King of glory, have mercy on us.

Jesus, sun of justice, have mercy on us.

Jesus, Son of the Virgin Mary, have mercy on us.

Jesus, most amiable, have mercy on us.

Jesus, most admirable, have mercy on us.

Jesus, the mighty God, have mercy on us.

Jesus, father of the world to come, have mercy on us.

Jesus, Angel of great counsel, have mercy on us.

Jesus, most powerful, have mercy on us.

Jesus, most patient, have mercy on us.

Jesus, most obedient, have mercy on us.

Jesus, meek and humble of heart, have mercy on us.

Jesus, lover of Chastity, have mercy on us.

Jesus, lover of us, have mercy on us.

Jesus, God of peace, have mercy on us.

Jesus, author of life, have mercy on us.

Jesus, example of virtues, have mercy on us.

Jesus, zealous lover of souls, have mercy on us.

Jesus, our God, have mercy on us.

Jesus, our refuge, have mercy on us.

Jesus, father of the poor, have mercy on us.

Jesus, treasure of the faithful, have mercy on us.

Jesus, good Shepherd, have mercy on us.

Jesus, true light, have mercy on us.

Jesus, eternal wisdom, have mercy on us.

Jesus, infinite goodness, have mercy on us.

Jesus, our way and our life, have mercy on us.

Jesus, joy of the Angels, have mercy on us.

Jesus, King of the Patriarchs, have mercy on us.

Jesus, Master of the Apostles, have mercy on us.

Jesus, Teacher of the Evangelists, have mercy on us.

Jesus, strength of Martyrs, have mercy on us.

Jesus, light of Confessors, have mercy on us.

Jesus, purity of Virgins, have mercy on us.

Jesus, crown of all Saints, have mercy on us.

Be merciful, spare us, O Jesus!

Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Jesus!

From all evil, deliver us, O Jesus.

From all sin, deliver us, O Jesus.

From Thy wrath, deliver us, O Jesus.

From the snares of the devil, deliver us, O Jesus.

From the spirit of fornication, deliver us, O Jesus.

From everlasting death, deliver us, O Jesus.

From the neglect of Thine inspirations, deliver us, O Jesus.

By the mystery of Thy holy Incarnation, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy Nativity, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thine Infancy, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy most divine life, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy labors, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thine agony and Passion, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy Cross and dereliction, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy sufferings, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy death and burial, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy Resurrection, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thine Ascension, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thine institution of the most Holy Eucharist, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy joys, deliver us, O Jesus.

By Thy glory, deliver us, O Jesus.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Jesus!

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, hear us, O Jesus!

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Jesus!

Jesus, hear us.

Jesus, graciously hear us.

Let Us Pray.

O Lord Jesus Christ, who has said, Ask and ye shall receive, seek, and ye shall find, knock, and it shall be opened unto you, mercifully attend to our supplications, and grant us the gift of Thy divine charity, that we may ever love Thee with our whole heart and with all our words and deeds, and may never cease from praising Thee.

Make us, O Lord, to have a perpetual fear and love of Thy holy Name, for Thou never failest to help and to govern those whom Thou dost bring up in Thy steadfast love: who livest and reignest forever and ever. Amen.

Raccolta 113

An indulgence of 7 years.

A plenary indulgence once a month on the usual conditions, for the daily and devout recitation of this litany (S. C. Ind., Jan. 16, 1886; S. P. Ap., Jan. 2, 1933).

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Prayer in honor of the Most Holy Name

O sweet Name of Jesus, holy above all names in heaven and on earth, and to which every knee, both of men and of angels in heaven, on earth and in hell bends. You are the the way of the just, the glory of the saints, the hope of those in need, the balm of the sick, the love of the devout and the consolation of those that suffer.

O, Jesus be to me a help and a protector so that your Name may be blessed for all times. – Thomas A. Kempis

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Prayer of Reparation in Praise of the Holy Name of God entitled:

“The Golden Arrow”

May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most incomprehensible and unutterable Name of God be always praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified in heaven on earth and under the earth, by all the creatures of God, and by the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ in the most Holy Sacrament of the altar. Amen.

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Prayer in honor of the Holy Name

O my Jesus, Thou art the Savior who hast given Thy blood and Thy life for me, I pray Thee to write Thy adorable name on my poor heart; so that having it always imprinted in my heart by love, I may also have it ever on my lips, by invoking it in all my necessities. If the devil tempts me, Thy name will give me strength to resist him; if I lose confidence, Thy name will animate me to hope; if I am in affliction, Thy name will comfort me, by reminding me of all Thou hast endured for me. If I find myself cold in Thy love, Thy name will inflame me by reminding me of the love Thou hast shown me. Hitherto I have fallen into so many sins, because I did not call on Thee; from henceforth Thy name shall be my defense, my refuge, my hope, my only consolation, my only love. Thus do I hope to live, and so do I hope to die, having Thy name always on my lips.

Most holy Virgin, obtain for me the grace of invoking the name of Thy Son Jesus in all my necessities, together with thine own, my Mother Mary; but let me invoke them always with confidence and love, so that I may be able also to say to thee as did the devout Alphonsus Rodriguez: “Jesus and Mary, may I suffer for you; may I die for you; may I be wholly yours, and in nothing my own!” O my beloved Jesus! O Mary, my beloved Lady! give me the grace to suffer and to die for your love. I will be no longer my own, but altogether yours; yours in life, and yours in death, when I hope by your help to expire saying, Jesus and Mary, help me! Jesus and Mary, I recommend myself to you; Jesus and Mary, I love you, and I give and deliver up to you my whole soul.

The Incarnation, Birth and Infancy of Jesus Christ by St. Alphonsus de Liguori. p. 163 (Imprimatur 1927)

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