Suggested Spirituality for ordinary lay persons Our Lord: “Be you therefore perfect, as also your heavenly

Father is perfect.” Deuteronomy: “Thou shalt be perfect, and without spot before the Lord thy God.” Our purpose in life is to know, love and serve God in this life so that we can be eternally Happy with God in the next life. Remember, Holiness is not anything you do. To clarify, Holiness is the state of the soul in sanctifying grace, the supernatural life of Christ within the soul, and the degree of that grace, furthermore, the participation in the Divine life increased by the sacraments as well as actual grace through prayer and good works fostering greater participation in the Divine life. DO ALL IN THE SPIRIT OF HUMILITY, always recognizing that all good we have and do originates from God as the source of all goodness, virtue, merit and value. Any merit or value of our good works and virtues originated in and from the infinite merit that Our Lord won for us on the Cross, as Head of His Mystical Body. We should recognize that any knowledge and understanding we may have, God already possessed it perfectly long before He gave it to us. We must have appreciation of Who and What God IS and what we are not. Fear and reverence of God is the beginning of Wisdom. We should recognize that we can only attribute, to ourselves, our sins. God is Infinite and we are finite, weak, with many imperfections and limitations, in total need and dependence on God for all our spiritual and temporal needs. Act as though everything depends upon you and pray as though everything depends upon God. You have to do your part, cooperate with God’s grace and make all the necessary efforts to resist temptation and practice virtue. For God helps those who diligently and actively develop the talents and gifts He has given them, and who, also, help themselves and others spiritually or temporally. It is God Who is our strength. Without God we can do nothing. With God we can do all things. In the Spirit of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus: Besides frequenting the sacraments and praying the Most Holy Rosary, offering up our most ordinary, mundane and menial tasks is a great way to give glory to Almighty God and be pleasing in His sight. Saint Paul teaches us: "Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or WHATSOEVER else you do, do all to the glory of God." We should offer up whatever we do, even the smallest joy and, especially, SUFFERING to God in union with Christ's sacrifice on the cross thereby assisting Our Lord Jesus to save souls, including our own soul. With each exercise of our will through our conscience and little acts of offerings of love to God, we strengthen both our will united to the One Supreme WILL of God and our conscience to better know, love and serve both God and neighbor. This is the "little way" of Saint Therese of Lisieux. Whether scrubbing a floor, picking a flower, or drinking a cup of tea, out of love for God, she would give great glory to Him, which is the humble, hidden, and little way.

he loveth less. (Apocalypse 12:1. For Love frees us from the Law. a "JUST MAN". because she hath loved much. that he is the "eternal judge" with Mary and Jesus. 1917. Imitate the perfectly. and that he sits with Glory and Majesty beside Jesus. "Co-Father" with God the Father of us all.“Wherefore. This is the answer and the "little way" of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus. Our body and soul are on loan by God to be judged by Him at death on how well we knew. If we are not children of Mary. that he is co-mediatrix of all graces with Mary. then we do not “have the testimony of Jesus Christ”. repentance. we can only reach Him through the same means he reached us. that is through the Immaculate Virgin Mary. the Church. This can simply be done with constant short ejaculatory prayers through out the day. by each Divine Person of the Most Holy Trinity is done so only through the Blessed Virgin Mary. the King of Glory.-2One of the keys to the spiritual life is to be in the state of constant and total union and communication with the Holy Trinity.5. blessed the world with the Child Jesus. undivided. In the Spirit of Saint Louis Marie de Montfort: Do all of the following rules to Jesus through Mary. sorrow for sin. steadfast and constant burning Heart of Charity of Mary Magdalen patterned and molded after the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. focused. a Perpetual Virgin. penance and mortification along with the other pious dispositions. Recall to mind that we were created in the image and likeness of God in the soul and that God possesses and owns all that He merely lent us for His service. The Blessed Mother. to consider it a tragedy to offend God through sin. Saint Paul teaches us to “work out your salvation with fear and trembling”.”): Do all in the spirit of faith. who indeed. (the miracle of the sun). I say to thee: Many sins are forgiven her.Saint Mary Magdalen. Head of the Holy Family. Patron of the Universal Church. But to whom less is forgiven. God chose to save and reach the world only through The Blessed Virgin and so in imitation of Our Lord. Every grace. In the Spirit of Saint Mary Magdalen (One of. encouragement Diligently perform your duties in your state in life all in the Spirit of Saint Joseph who is the Foster and Virginal father of Jesus Christ. Love God by keeping His commandments and avoiding not only what the commandments of God and His Church forbid.17) True Devotion to the Blessed Mother consists in imitating her virtues and relying on her for the graces to do so in childlike dependence. nor can we claim to “keep the commandments of God”. that is. that is. Burning Heart of Charity. gift and blessing bestowed upon the members of Christ's Mystical Body. Develop talents and gifts from God to better serve Him and reflect them back to their author as a mirror reflects an image back to its source. if not Our Lord’s favorite Saint . “Mirror of Patience”. . "dispenser of the treasures of the Sacred Heart of Jesus". in whom we are to go to in all our needs: "ite ad Ioseph et quicquid vobis dixerit facite" ("Go to Joseph and do all that he shall say to you") who is capable of answering any need and is the Patron of a Happy death and every need. We must give back to God what is already His. 2) God the Son chose Saint Joseph to be His foster and Virginal father. but by doing ALL that they do not forbid. both tracing the Sign of the Cross with their hands. Mirror of Penance who regained and inspiration to us all . "Conqueror of Hell". loved and served Him in this life. Saint Joseph is "Co-Father" with God the Father of us all for the reason that: 1) God the Father shared His Fatherhood to Jesus with Saint Joseph. In the Spirit of Saint Teresa of Avila: Unite and offer back to God all talents and gifts received from Him and acknowledge Him as their source. that he is co-advocate with Mary and Jesus before the Heavenly Father. that he is an efficacious means of salvation. the Angels and the Saints. charity. These short ejaculatory prayers are very efficacious in fostering a greater participation in the Divine life and without distraction since they are so short and sweet before Our Lord and Our Lady.2. “the rest of her seed”. hope. who was ALWAYS faithful to God and Mary and who perfectly responded to all the graces God bestowed upon him. pray for us! thy Holy Innocence. "Co-Father" with God the Father of Jesus. 3) God the Holy Ghost shared His espousal to the Blessed Virgin with Saint Joseph. "Terror of demons". truly is Our Supernatural Mother in grace. at Fatima on October 13.

please come at least spiritually into my heart) and the Saint Gertrude prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory once per hour • Offer up actions from duties in your state in life using: Fatima Offering prayer: O my Jesus. Saint Paul teaches us “Behold. Do not hesitate or procrastinate in obeying. . “stubborn” in sin falling into a “most disorderly self love” through an “intermission” / “delay” / “hesitation” between a number of distinct “temporal” (able to change / not eternal) “instants” or “moments”. in his gratitude. serving and adoring God and doing His Will. Suggested RULES: • Promptly and immediately get up in the morning when the alarm goes off. His Mystical Body. through its Visible Head. your desire to have it on will suffice to enjoy all of Our Lady’s privileges and her promise “Whosoever dies wearing this Scapular shall not suffer eternal fire. himself became “lax and remiss”. service and adoration to God. the Bishops.” Kiss the brown scapular devoutly at least once a day Under absolutely NO circumstances are you to take off your Brown Scapular. Our Lord manifests His Will through His Bride. for the conversion of sinners. • • Remember to pray the grace before meals AND the grace after meals." That day is today. Lucifer. obedience. The Church. that I offer Thee this work/joy/disappointment/suffering/sacrifice/penance. • • • Make the sign of the cross with holy water at least once a day praying “By this Holy Water and by Thy most precious Blood. Say short ejaculatory and aspirational prayers through out the day such as the ones listed in the Prayer’s section. the Pope. If the brown scapular is taken off from you against your Will. for that leads to selfindulgence and laziness. • • Pray a morning offering renewing your baptismal promises and pray to your guardian angel Make a very small and practical resolution in the morning in the spirit of penance that can be a success at the end of the day or an opportunity to try harder the next day • Pray a spiritual communion (Lord Jesus. it is for the Love of Thee. Dear Jesus.” not tomorrow. the Holy Father. "One day through the ROSARY and SCAPULAR I will save the world. please wash away all my sins. priests. now is the day of salvation. now is the acceptable time: behold. religious and in particular your confessor.-3Perform all actions with Wisdom which manifests itself in time through the application of non-contradictory knowledge through an understanding of that knowledge all in the spirit of charity.” Our Lady told Saint Dominic. during which he and the other fallen angels were blinded with Pride. since I can not now receive Thee Sacramentally. in reparation for all the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary. before their fall.

(Saint Matthew 8:2-3) • • . particularly working on strengthening our precious Faith which is the easiest virtue to loose and to also strengthen and better inform our conscience. such that all the faculties of my soul. imagination (receives information via the senses). PRAY to the Lord JESUS for the HEALING of your spiritual wounds and infirmities caused by each and every personal and actual sin you have committed and then offer your sleep to God. Mary and Joseph. as His mere instrument. Pray the Saint Michael prayer at the end. Those who experience true privileges from God are quite susceptible to pride and much is required of such souls. One sorrow per day • • In the Spirit of Saint Teresa of Avila. close eyes for some or all of the five minutes in silence and solitude. in the names of Jesus – “I AM”. full of sanctity who perfectly cooperated with God's Will” (Note: This binding prayer is particularly effective in silencing temptations) Pray Night Prayers: make brief examination of conscience. place the faculties of memory and imagination in a semi-passive/dormant state to Eternal God such that the intellect and reason may be strengthened and be used for the service of God. visions. apparitions. Self-denial (“Thy Will be done”) involves sacrifice. and Joseph “most chaste and holy of men." o "DEPART from me devil. spirits of [name vice contrary to virtue being tempted against]. read Our Lady’s Sorrow. spiritual ecstasies. pray a Magnificat for an increase in humility. mind and will. Mary “I am the Immaculate Conception”. pray universal (being sorry for all the sins of your life) and a perfect (sorrow for having offended God) act of contrition. the key to The Most Holy Rosary. • In time of temptation towards venial or mortal sin. as much as possible. stigmata. Spend five minutes in contemplation on one of the seven sorrows of Our Lady. who rejected God’s Will. etc. pray a Hail Mary and/or pray to your guardian angel or if time permits.-4• • • • Say each prayer in the Prayer’s section at least once a day Mentally and indirectly. Most phenomena beyond human nature are from fallen angels and discerning otherwise is very difficult. intellect (distinguishing truth from error via the gifts of knowledge and understanding). at least 5 decades with emphasis on meditation of its mysteries. and Joseph are with me. unite actions throughout the day to Jesus through Mary as a living prayer Avoid all near occasions of sin Pray the Rosary. and reason (distinguishes good from evil) may be strengthened and left free to busy themselves in Thy service. Spend at least five minutes reading a good Catholic Catechism or other solid Spiritual reading. but thine be done”. Mary. patterned after Mary before your fall. who are “NOT”. memory. in the Unity of the Holy Ghost and through the Words of Thy Divine Son and The Blessed Virgin: “but yet not my will. less than nothing. through God Himself." Or o DEPART from me. namely. I completely surrender and offer Thee my own will and acknowledge that Thy Holy Will is the ONE Supreme Will such that my Will and Thy Will may become one and that Thy Sovereign Kingdom may reign in my heart. pray a Memorare of Saint Bernard and o "CEASE! The Hearts of Jesus. in the names of Jesus. Intently look at the image. without words. “Be it done unto me according to thy word”. In the Spirit of Saint John of the Cross. aspire to NO supernatural privileges such as inner locutions. and meditate on a sorrow of Our Lady. pray: Eternal and Almighty Father.

-5- Virtue is the performing of good habits for the Love and Service of God. in Christ. and moderation not to have courage and remain steadfast in the Faith when facing difficulties and adversities TEMPERANCE is opposed to FORTITUDE is opposed to . for the SAKE of God Who is “Our Father” DILIGENCE is opposed to is opposed to is opposed to is opposed to is opposed to is opposed to is opposed to pride covetousness lust anger gluttony envy sloth • When tempted against one of the Cardinal Virtues. pray a Hail Mary and/or pray to your guardian angel for the grace of the opposing virtue: The VIRTUES opposed to the seven capital sins: HUMILITY GENEROSITY CHASTITY MEEKNESS TEMPERANCE Brotherly LOVE. abstention. • When tempted towards one of the Seven Capital sins. pray a Hail Mary and/or pray to your guardian angel for the grace of that particular virtue: The Cardinal VIRTUES opposed to the following sins: PRUDENCE JUSTICE is opposed to is opposed to acting or speaking inappropriately and indelicately at an inappropriate time rendering unjustly what one is due not practicing self-control. restraint.

is a very effective way to rid our mind of thoughts of a sinful nature and temptations themselves. in such a case. to the proper usage of things in time and place that God intended for His creation and contrary to a perfect conformity with His Holy Will. reparation. and drift away back into nothingness. earth. sin does not consist in temptations. repent. stars. Some temptations are inserted into the imagination by fallen angels and other Holy thoughts and inspirations are inserted by good angels. either from the world (from in the scene. flowers. or Holy thoughts of the essence and lives of Jesus. trees. but FOR AS LONG AS YOU DO NOT CONSENT TO WITH THE WILL. the flesh (concupiscence). smell. Thoughts can be sinful. we can effectively combat them and eliminate them altogether by ultimately replacing them with good thoughts and letting all bad thoughts go. Some temptations can be quite vivid. and we must avoid all near occasions of sin. but in fact we have actually practiced virtue. nature. and the devil (from behind the scene. desire. we must have true and universal (all our sins) contrition for having offended God who is ALL Good and deserving of all our love. not only resist. but only if we consent to thoughts of a sinful action in word or deed. engaging and productively occupying our minds. an idle mind is the devil's playground. we must at once and without hesitation resist. but primarily distract. Rather. which. the Angels and the Saints. touch. or the devil. This tremendous list of good and holy thoughts can be initiated from a large number of good things in our very surroundings. If we fall venially and especially mortally. and taste is not sinful in itself. Knowledge from the intellect of information received via the senses portrayed in the imagination of anything sinful. Mary. out there). moon. and atonement for each and every sin committed after Baptism in this life or in Purgatory. but rather. It is necessary to follow a balanced well informed and sensitive conscience to the best of our knowledge and understanding in the spirit of charity to the best of our ability which must be that of the Church which frees and liberates us from doubt. “I will do it”. sun. Joseph. any good and practical indoor objects such as a painting. YOU HAVE NOT SINNED. picture. inspirations from a book. The thought itself does not become sinful until we consent to it or will to carry it out or through. error and confusion. or sinful actions not done. a legitimate recreational game or activity. sky. gadget of some kind. Do not let Temptations disturb you. action. It is what we do with that information received by the imagination via the senses that makes it sinful or virtuous. With the recognition of bad thoughts we must at once and without hesitation. fierce. engage and captivate our mind with intriguing and thought provoking ideas and subjects. Remember. that is our own fallen nature. we should use our God given reason and distinguish thoughts as being good or evil and act accordingly virtuous. or omission of action that violates the moral laws of God and His Holy Church. particularly through sight. word. If we recognize thoughts of a sinful nature or temptations in our mind. spiritual or temporal. or thinking. ANY TEMPTATION. If we recognize sinful thoughts. in the mind. beyond). We must remind ourselves that dwelling on temptations or sinful knowledge and information in the intellect portrayed in the imagination. concupiscence and sinful inclinations. clouds. Taking into account that everything God created is good. the flesh (from within me. A practical example of crowding out bad thoughts and temptations is to immediately think of holy or even arbitrary subjects such as: the heavens. here). Sin is any transgression of willful thought. consideration in one's mind of almost any subject or idea with its proper usage and order in its time and place is an effective means of productively occupying one's mind with good and holy thoughts. let them go and drift away as a pebble that is dropped to the bottom of an ocean. again. Clearly. such as our Guardian Angel as Saint Thomas Aquinas teaches. All of us will have to make satisfaction. there is no sin or guilt involved." . let them go and think instead of holy thoughts such as Our Lord’s Crucifixion or Our Lady’s Sorrows. Saint Francis of Assisi: "Temptation not consented to. and can be protracted and last for some time. is in fact a near occasion of sin.-6When scrupulous. and sincerely amend our lives through the Sacrament of Penance. plants. is a means of practicing virtue. consider: A scrupulous conscience is a sick and unhealthy conscience that finds sin or guilt where there is no sin or guilt. that is contrary to the correct order and tranquility of things. as a forgotten memory. intense. sound. either from the world.

not desiring and being happy for another’s success selfishness insincerity dishonesty .detraction.not having good will and desiring good to others with the supernatural motive for the love of God .-7- • When tempted against any of the following Virtues. His Church or the Gospel are not to be obeyed not having the mean of virtue or going to extremes either by error in defect or in excess self-indulgence PATIENCE MERCY BENEVOLENCE / Brotherly Love. in Christ. calumny. credit and compliments of one’s accomplishments .seeking praise. pray a Hail Mary and/or pray to your guardian angel for the grace of that particular virtue: is opposed to is opposed to is opposed to impatience compassionless .envy and jealousy .not to prudently yield in discussion even when one is right . judging the inner disposition and motivations of others . bitterness or desiring evil towards others / being happy in another’s misfortune .ungrateful to God and others .having ill will. for the SAKE of God UNSELFISHNESS SINCERITY HONESTY APPRECIATION of good and potential good in others at the same time objectively acknowledging sin / Humility CONSIDERATION JOY FORGIVENESS PEACEFULNESS is opposed to is opposed to is opposed to is opposed to is opposed to is opposed to is opposed to is opposed to RESPECTFULNESS FAIRNESS OBEDIENCE to legitimate superiors and laws BALANCE is opposed to is opposed to is opposed to is opposed to MORTIFICATION/ PENANCE is opposed to .not having a charitable disposition to do good .not to accept legitimate correction cheerfully being inconsiderate not to carry your cross in the spirit of joyfulness and cheerfulness holding grudges and not forgiving injuries promoting conflict and disorder either spiritually or temporally Note: to prudently promote truth is to encourage tranquility of order which is peace disrespectfulness unfairness disobedience Note: Laws contrary to God.

thought. 6) to comfort the sorrowful. (shelter the homeless) 5) to visit the sick. 2) to counsel the doubtful. and . busy yourself and do some productive activity. Prudently practice the chief Corporal and Spiritual works of Mercy when an opportunity arises. "whether you eat or drink. • • • • • • The chief Corporal works of Mercy are seven: 1) To feed the hungry." Be poor in spirit and live a life of total detachment from all created persons and things. 6) to ransom the captive. Do all for the glory of God as it is written.-8Follow the two great commandments of Our Lord in which the Spirit of all laws depends on: 1) Love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart and with thy whole soul and with thy whole mind and with thy whole strength. 4) to harbor the harborless. keep my commandments. 7) and to pray for the living and the dead • • If you ever find yourself unoccupied. that is.prudently giving. 3) to clothe the naked. remember: “Duty before devotion”. must be manifested one to another in the presence or the absence of feelings and emotions even if they be conflicting against virtue. . . or act that further brings about one's own salvation (loving thyself) or the salvation of others. recreation. do all to the glory of God. 2) to give drink to the thirsty. from time to time. 5) to forgive all injuries. (visit the imprisoned) 7) and to bury the dead. including. 3) to admonish the sinner. or WHATSOEVER else you do. . If following any rule interferes with any duty in your state in life. Our Lord: "If you love me. The chief Spiritual works of Mercy are seven: 1) To instruct the will only that which is good and holy to others. we must rely and act upon our God given intellect and reason cooperating with God’s grace. The three Loves of the Most Holy Trinity. When emotions do not move us towards virtue. 2) Love thy neighbour as thyself.any willful prayer. sharing what one has with others." In keeping Our Lord’s Commandments and those of His Church we should not only avoid what they forbid but do all that they do not forbid. 4) to bear wrongs patiently.

every disappointment. do NOT get discouraged. joys and sufferings of this day. and such as all Thy Holy Angels and Saints performed. virtue. lest the Devil finding an opportune time. for all for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. every firing of a neuron in my brain to all the other members of my body and from all the other members of my body back to my brain. through the pure hands of Mother Mary and Saint Joseph. in imitation of the "ROSA MYSTICA". and all my acts of Love as well as all my sufferings this day are for the Love of Thee. Amen. who desires and hopes for Heaven through spiritual perfection. I offer thee every beating of my heart this day. for the general welfare of the Church. I firmly believe in Thee and Thy Holy Church. 300 days. every thought. contentment. my foster and Virginal Father. such as Saint Therese of the Child Jesus performed in her "little way". performed. every breath I take. mind and spirit to be but as 1000s of acts of Love for Thee such as Thy Blessed Mother herself. and to be more faithful to Him than I have ever been before. please wash away all my sins. every word I say. for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by the Pope and all the Bishops in the world in a manner that fulfills thy request. I want to offer thee all of my prayers. such as Saint Joseph performed. those I know and those I do not know. I renounce forever Satan. to carry my cross after Him all the days of my life. O my Jesus. every blink. and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ. Mary and Joseph. for the greater honor. praying unceasingly and persevere until the bitter end. Prayer to be said before prayers: "Almighty and Eternal Father. every pulsation of blood throughout my body. every glance. rather than to recognize that all good we have and do originates from God as the source of all goodness. the vows of my Baptism. then we shall surely fall. every key stroke. but continue in your good efforts. catch us off guard. for the Holy Father this month. every mouse click. I renew today in thy hands. . including my own miserable wretched self. merit and value. If you fail any rule. his pomps and works. for dying souls throughout the duration of this day. and in union with all the Masses that will be offered throughout the world this day. Amen" (Based on Saint Mary Magdalen de Pazzi) Suggested Morning Offering: Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus. DO NOT GIVE INTO VAIN COMPLACENCY IN SUCCESSFULLY FOLLOWING THIS SPIRITUALITY! Do not give into self-satisfaction. PRAYERS: A Sign of the Cross has an indulgence of 100 days attached to it and if made with Holy Water. that they may not be sent to hell.-9Do your best to follow this spirituality. as God's little ball of yarn. like myself. every step I take. the shortcut to heaven. works. Blessed Mother. that my prayers may be purified before they ascend to Thy Divine Altar through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. glory and happiness of every Angel and Saint in Heaven. and I offer all my acts of Love and all my sufferings for all Thy Holy Intentions. but instead to Purgatory. I want every movement of my body. for the intentions of the Holy Father this month. selfrighteousness in success. We must keep our guard up at all times. Dear Jesus. the Incarnate Wisdom. and for the conversion of poor miserable wretched sinners. self-gratification." An indulgence of 500 days is granted each time the Brown Scapular is devoutly kissed. for the conversion of sinners and in reparation for all the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary. and to gain all the indulgences I can. Dear Jesus. Dear Jesus. When using Holy Water to make the Sign of the Cross it is suggested to say "By this Holy Water and by Thy Most Precious Blood. I place the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ before my lips before I pray.

Contrition. that my work. may be holy." (A Spiritual Communion) "O my Jesus. fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy Divine Love. in union with all the Masses that will be offered throughout the world this day. but instead to the deepest part in purgatory. a great deal. Some efficacious ejaculatory prayers are: "Come Lord Jesus. Guard me. Perfection. Send forth Thy Spirit O Lord. that I love but what is holy. Mary and Joseph.) "Angel of God who are my guardian dear. including my own miserable wretched self.10 Prayer to the Holy Ghost by Saint Augustine: Breathe in me. Saint Paul and all the Angels and Saints. too. that they may not be sent to hell." The following prayer includes the virtues of Faith. and it is for the love of Thee. Have Mercy on me. Lord Jesus. O Holy Ghost." "O Jesus. Lord Jesus. it is for the love of thee. and they shall be created. please save souls!" ACTS: Adoration. for the conversion of sinners. Act in me. and for sinners everywhere including my own wretched self. Mary and Joseph. enlighten and keep me this day. pray. and in reparation for all the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary that I offer thee all my sufferings that dying souls at this present moment. and Serve Thee." Amen One of the best ways to avoid Purgatory or greatly shorten it is to pray and have Mercy on the Souls in Purgatory as a great spiritual work of mercy. and in reparation for all the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary that I offer thee this suffering. Trust. that my thoughts may all be holy. Thou who livest and reignest forever and ever and may the souls of the Faithful departed through the Mercy of God rest in Peace. for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory” [. Amen. then. for the conversion of sinners. Strengthen me." Amen "I offer Thee this struggle. Holiness. Dear Jesus. who desires and hopes for Heaven through spiritual perfection. I offer thee the most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son Jesus. We give Thee Thanks Almighty God. O Holy Ghost. Hope and Charity. Our Lady of Fatima said "Pray. I ask for all that I need to Love Thee. I Love. "Eternal Father. spiritually into my heart. please guard and lead me.. for many souls go to Hell because they have no one to make sacrifices for them. Come Holy Ghost by the powerful intercession of the Blessed Virgin. in whom Merciful God's Love entrusts you here. "O my Jesus. persevere in virtue and to reach eternal salvation. • Come Holy Ghost. for all Thy benefits. Saint Peter. Thanksgiving. I adore Thy Supreme Loving Care. to defend all that is holy.] Amen (Our Lord gave this prayer to Saint Gertrude to free *1000* souls in Purgatory. I am truly sorry for my sins and for having offended Thee." Amen . that dying souls at this moment may not be sent to hell. O Holy Ghost. O Holy Ghost. Saint Joseph. I firmly believe in Thee and Thy Holy Church. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth. Supplication/Petition • • • Most Holy Trinity. and make sacrifices for sinners. Mary and Joseph. Draw my heart. O Holy Ghost. that I always may be holy. and Majesty over me.

cast into hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls. we humbly beseech thee. Inspired with this confidence. Bernard Remember. may God rebuke him. defend us in battle. by the Divine Power. (Indulgence. being mindful of his mercy. He hath received Israel his servant. . that never was it known that any one who fled to thy protection. my Mother. to them that fear him. As he spoke to our fathers: to Abraham and to his seed for ever. in thy mercy. Amen. Because he that is mighty hath done great things to me: and holy is his name. hear and answer me. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. He hath shewed might in his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart. A Perfect Act of Contrition: O my God. or sought thy intercession. to thee I come.11 Saint Michael the Archangel. 300 days. And his mercy is from generation unto generations. Amen. O Mother of the Word Incarnate! despise not my petitions. I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee. was left unaided. He hath put down the mighty from their seat and hath exalted the humble. Amen. who art all-good and deserving of all my love.) The Magnificat: Saint Luke 1:46-55: And Mary said: My soul doth magnify the Lord. be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. He hath filled the hungry with good things: and the rich he hath sent empty away. and to amend my life. but most of all because I have offended Thee. I fly unto thee. my God. Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid: for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. before thee I stand sinful and sorrowful. O most gracious Virgin Mary. O Virgin of virgins. The Memorare of St.. each time. to do penance. but. O Prince of the heavenly host. and do thou. I firmly resolve with the help of Thy grace to confess my sins. implored thy help. and I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell.

Our Father. When Mary and Joseph present the infant Jesus in the temple. Mary and Joseph search for the child Jesus for three days.12 - Sign of the Cross First Sorrow The Prophecy of Simeon. Simeon predicts that a "sword" (of sorrow) will pierce her soul. finding him at last in the temple. Reading: Saint Luke 2: 25-35. Mary and Joseph flee to Egypt with the infant Jesus. Hail Mary . When King Herod orders the death of all male children age two or younger. Hail Mary Sign of the Cross Second Sorrow The flight into Egypt.. Our Father. Reading: Saint Luke 2: 41-50. Reading: Saint Matthew 2: 13-15. Our Father. Hail Mary Sign of the Cross Third Sorrow The Child Jesus Lost in the Temple.

. Hail Mary Sign of the Cross Sixth Sorrow Mary receives the body of Jesus. Reading: Saint John 19: 25-30. Mary witnesses the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Hail Mary . Reading: Psalm 130. Mary shares Jesus' suffering as He carries the cross through the streets of Jerusalem. Jesus is taken down from the cross and his body is placed in Mary's arms. Hail Mary Sign of the Cross Fifth Sorrow Mary at the foot of the cross. Our Father.13 - Sign of the Cross Fourth Sorrow Mary meets Jesus carrying the cross. Our Father. Reading: Saint Luke 23: 27-29. Our Father.

Saint Peter teaches us "But before all things have a constant mutual charity among yourselves: FOR CHARITY COVERETH A MULTITUDE OF SINS. Hail Mary Spirituality: God forbid..14 - Sign of the Cross Seventh Sorrow Mary witnesses the burial of Jesus. Our Father. firmly trust in Him and Divine Providence. Through a perfect act of contrition. If you ever have the misfortune of falling into mortal sin. do not cease following this spirituality or any of the rules. receive the Sacrament of Penance.. Never distrust in the Lord Jesus. Once back in the Grace of Justification. contrition. God’s loving care for us. but only through His Blessed Mother. ________________________________________________________________________________________ Saint Peter comforts us by teaching us to Cast all our care upon God. firmly place yourself in the Grace of justification as a temporary “band-aid” of reconciliation and promptly. focusing on amending one’s life and making great efforts not to commit the same sins again.I ALSO KNOW THAT THE FIRE OF LOVE IS MORE SANCTIFYING THAN IS THE FIRE OF PURGATORY. at the most practical and convenient time. Saint Thomas teaches that Nothing but an unrepented mortal sin deserves the eternal punishment of hell. but continue to maintain good habits and persevere in virtue which is the performing of good habits for the Love and Service of God. emphasizing sorrow. The body of Jesus is laid in the tomb and Mary awaits the Resurrection. Do NOT despair as Judas did. Our Lady reminds us that to not get up from a fall and persevere in virtue is far worse than the actual fall itself. Confession. Reading: Saint Luke 23: 50-56. for He hath care of us. as well as. Remind yourself of the goodness and mercy of the Sacred Heart of Jesus toward the repentant sinner. promptly pray a perfect act of contrition. Making a perfect act of contrition is to Love God and find in Our Lord’s Sacred Heart the source and infinite ocean of mercy. repentance and the virtue of penance for having offended God." Saint Therese of the Child Jesus says: ". God wills for all men to be saved and gives SUFFICIENT grace for salvation no matter what set of circumstances a man may find himself in. but rather." _________________________________________________________________________________________ . that is..

In the hour of your death I will use that power of God the Father to keep any hostile power far from you. the Blessed Virgin's certain transcendence of time and her relationships with each Person of the Trinity and her cooperative will. the Mystical Body of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23. The second Hail Mary will be said in honor of the Son of God Who communicated His inscrutable wisdom to me. and the level of effort we made to practice and live out our Faith in virtue. free from all stains of original sin from the very first moment of her conception. and to the degree of cooperation we made with all the graces. He often gave this devotion of the Three Hail Marys as a penance in the confessional. but still is intertwined within the Divine Intimacy of the Most Holy Trinity in a way and manner that is absolutely beyond any human understanding and comprehension! Mary is the beloved Daughter of God the Father. good or bad. The triangle represents the Trinity and the circle represents Eternity. except through the SAME means Our Lord Jesus reached us. We will be judged according to our knowledge and understanding of the Universal and Catholic Faith. and absolute doctrines. and who believe that the Catholic Church.. Mary told Saint Bernadette: “I AM THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION” which describes her very essence as we see her personified as wisdom in Holy Scriptures. infinitesimally less. never once separated her will from God's One Supreme Will. and disciplines that reflect those doctrines." Our Blessed Mother also revealed to Saint Gertrude the Great: "To any soul who faithfully prays the Three Hail Marys. Mary only possesses human nature and is clearly distinct from the Divine Nature. In the hour of your death I will fill your soul with the light of that wisdom so that all the darkness of ignorance and error will be dispelled. I will appear at the hour of death in a splendor so extraordinary that it will fill the soul with heavenly consolation. The third Hail Mary will be in honor of God the Holy Ghost Who filled my soul with the sweetness of His love and tenderness and mercy. that God gave us. Heaven Opened by the Practice of The THREE HAIL MARYS One of the greatest means of salvation is devotion to the Blessed Virgin. as well as. through the Blessed Virgin Mary. be saved. the only interpreter of Holy Scriptures (2 Saint Peter 3:16).. and the beloved Spouse of God the Holy Ghost. believe in the same common. the Pope. nor was in the slightest manner uncooperative with His Will. The first will be in honor of God the Father. and that is through the Immaculate Virgin Mary. True Christians are those who recognize the Catholic Church as the “pillar and foundation of the truth” (1 Saint Timothy 3:15). This practice of reciting morning and evening the Three Hail Marys is especially beneficial for those struggling with sins of impurity.. the beloved Mother of God the Son. as well as morals. All the Holy Doctors of the Church are unanimous in saying with Saint Alphonsus of Liguori: "A devout servant of Mary shall never perish. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the WISDOM Incarnate. gift and blessing bestowed upon the members of Christ's Mystical Body by each Divine Person of the Most Holy Trinity each possessing the Divine Nature is done so only through the Blessed Virgin Mary. at the same time rejecting all heresies. and to the degree of effort we made to attain this knowledge and understanding of the Faith available to us. throughout all times and places." Saint Leonard of Port Maurice had the Three Hail Marys recited morning and evening to obtain the grace of avoiding all mortal sins during the day and night. nor can reach Christ. . Wisdom and Ecclesiasticus. for example in Proverbs.." In the 13th century Our Blessed Mother revealed to Saint Melchtilde: ". In your last hour I will then change the bitterness of death into divine sweetness and delight.. both actual and sanctifying. universal. who are subject to and recognize the supreme authority the Sovereign Pontiff. who are united to Our Lord’s Mystical Body through Baptism and the other sacraments.. The Blessed Virgin Mary. and according to our spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Whose omnipotence raised my soul so high above every other creature that after God I have the greatest power in heaven and on earth.. perfectly united to God's Will.But I also want you to say 3 special Hail Marys to me every day...15 No one can be a true Christian. . Every grace. is the ONLY means of salvation. . has over the entire Church. . Colossians 1:24).

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