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Nel nome del Padre, del Figlio e dello Spirito Santo. Amen.

Io credo in Dio, Padre onnipotente, creatore del cielo e della terra; e in

Gesù Cristo, suo unico Figlio, nostro Signore, il quale fu concepito di
Spirito Santo, nacque da Maria Vergine, patì sotto Ponzio Pilato, fu
crocifisso, morì e fu sepolto; discese agli inferi; il terzo giorno risuscitò
da morte; salì al cielo, siede alla destra di Dio Padre onnipotente; di là
verrà a giudicare i vivi e i morti. Credo nello Spirito Santo, la santa
Chiesa Cattolica, la Comunione dei santi, la remissione dei peccati, la
risurrezione della carne, la vita eterna

Padre Nostro, che sei nei cieli, sia santificato il tuo nome, venga il tuo
regno, sia fatta la tua volontà, come in cielo cosí in terra. Dacci oggi il
nostro pane quotidiano, e rimetti a noi i nostri debiti, come noi li
rimettiano ai nostri debitori, e non c'indurre in tentazione, ma liberaci
dal male. Amen.

Ave, Maria, piena di grazia, il Signore è con te. Tu sei benedetta fra le
donne e benedetto è il frutto del tuo seno, Gesú. Santa Maria, Madre di
Dio, prega per noi peccatori, adesso e nell'ora della nostra morte. Amen.

Gloria al Padre e al Figlio e allo Spirito Santo. Come era nel principio, è
ora, e sempre nei secoli dei secoli. Amen.

Gesù mio, perdona le nostre colpe,preservaci dal fuoco dell'inferno e

porta in cielo tutte le anime, specialmente le più bisognose della tua

Salve Regina, Madre di Misericordia, vita dolcezza e speranza nostra,

salve. A Te ricorriamo, esuli figli di Eva; a Te sospiriamo gementi e
piangenti in questa valle di lacrime. Orsù dunque, avvocata nostra,
rivolgi a noi gli occhi tuoi misericordiosi. E mostraci, dopo questo esilio,
Gesù, il frutto benedetto del tuo seno. O clemente, o pia, o dolce
Vergine Maria.
Sign of the Cross from thy bounty,
In the name of the Father, through Christ, our Lord.
and of the Son, Amen.
and of the Holy Spirit. Nicene Creed
Amen. I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
The Lord's Prayer
of all things visible and invisible.
Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name. I believe in one Lord Jesus
Thy Kingdom come. Christ, the Only Begotten Son of
Thy will be done on earth, as it is God, born of the Father before all
in heaven. ages.
Give us this day our daily bread, God from God, Light from Light,
and forgive us our trespasses, true God from true God,
as we forgive those who trespass begotten, not made,
against us, consubstantial with the Father;
and lead us not into temptation, through him all things were
but deliver us from evil. made.
Amen. For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was
Hail Mary incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord and became man.
is with you!.
For our sake he was crucified
Blessed are you among women,
under Pontius Pilate,
and blessed is the fruit of your
he suffered death and was
womb Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray
and rose again on the third day
for us sinners, now and at the
in accordance with the
hour of our death.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of
Glory Be To The Father the Father.
Glory be to the Father and to the He will come again in glory
Son and to the Holy Spirit. to judge the living and the dead
As it was in the beginning is now, and his kingdom will have no
and ever shall be, end.
world without end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the
Amen. Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father
and the Son,
Grace Before Meals who with the Father and the Son
Bless us, O Lord, is adored and glorified,
and these thy gifts, who has spoken through the
which we are about to receive prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic
and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the
forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the
resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come.
The Divine Praises
The Apostles' Creed Blessed be God.
Blessed be His Holy Name.
I believe in God,
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God
the Father almighty,
and true Man.
Creator of heaven and earth,
Blessed be the Name of Jesus.
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son,
Blessed be His Most Sacred
our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy
Blessed be His Most Precious
born of the Virgin Mary,
Blessed be Jesus in the Most
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
was crucified, died and was
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the
he descended into hell;
Blessed be the great Mother of
on the third day he rose again
God, Mary most Holy.
from the dead;
Blessed be her Holy and
he ascended into heaven, and is
Immaculate Conception.
seated at the right hand of God
Blessed be her Glorious
the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge
Blessed be the Name of Mary,
the living and the dead.
Virgin and Mother.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, Blessed be St. Joseph, her most
the holy catholic Church, chaste spouse.
the communion of saints, Blessed be God in His Angels and
the forgiveness of sins, in His Saints.
the resurrection of the body, Amen.
and life everlasting. Amen.
Act of Contrition
Prayer to Your Guardian
O my God,
I am heartily sorry for having
Angel of God, offended Thee,
my guardian dear, and I detest all my sins,
to whom God's love commits me because I dread the loss of
here, heaven,
ever this day be at my side, and the pains of hell;
to light and guard, but most of all because they
to rule and guide. offend Thee, my God,
Amen. Who are all good and deserving
of all my love. and to amend my life.
I firmly resolve, with the help of Amen.
Thy grace,
to confess my sins, to do

Peace Prayer of St. Francis

make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred,
let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love;
for it is in giving
that we receive;
it is in pardoning
that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying
that we are born to eternal life.
Behold, O kind and most sweet
Jesus, I cast myself upon my
knees in your sight, and with the
most fervent desire of my soul I
pray and beseech that you would
impress upon my heart lively
sentiments of Faith, Hope and
Charity, true repentance for my
sins and a firm purpose of amendment, while with
deep affection and grief of soul I ponder within
myself and mentally contemplate your five most
precious wounds, having before my eyes that which
David spoke in prophecy of you, O good Jesus:
"They have pierced my hands and feet, they have
numbered all my bones." Amen


O sacred banquet, in which Christ is consumed, the
memory of his passion is recalled, the mind is filled
with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to

Spanish: "¡Oh sagrado banquete, en el cual Cristo

se nos da co-mo alimento, se hace un recuerdo de
su pasión, el alma se llena de gracia y se nos da
una prenda de la vida eterna!"

I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of
heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only
Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy
Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under
Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell; on the third day he rose
again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and
is seated at the right hand of God the Father
almighty; from there he will come to judge the living
and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy
catholic Church, the communion of saints, the
forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen.


Bless us, O Lord, and these your gifts which we are
about to receive from your bounty through Christ
our Lord. Amen


We give you thanks, O Almighty God, for these your
benefits, Who lives and reigns, world without end.

We consecrate to Thee, O Jesus of Love, the trials,
the joys, and all the happiness of our family life. We
beseech Thee to pour out Thy blessings upon all its
members, absent and present, living and dead. And
when one after the other we have fallen asleep in
Thy Blessed Bosom, O Jesus, may all of us, in
Paradise, find again our family in Thy Sacred Heart.
May the Divine Assistance remain always with us,
and may the Souls of the Faithful Departed, through
the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. Charles E.


Breathe into me, Spirit of
God, that I may think what is
Drive me, Spirit of God, that I
may do what is holy.
Draw me, Spirit of God, that I
may love what is holy.
Strengthen me, Spirit of God,
that I may preserve what is holy.
Guide me, Spirit of God, that I may never lose what
is holy.
St. Augustine


Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and
enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth
your Spirit and they shall be created and you shall
renew the face of the earth. O God, who has
instructed the hearts of your faithful by the light of
the Holy Spirit, grant that by the same Holy Spirit
we may have a right judgment in all things and
evermore rejoice in his consolations. Through
Christ Our Lord, Amen 

My God, I thank you for protecting me through the
night. I praise you and give you thanks for all the
blessings you have bestowed on me. In union with
Jesus, I consecrate to you all my thoughts, words,
actions, joys, and sufferings of this day. Mary my
mother, bless me this day and protect me from
dangers. My Guardian Angel and all my patrons,
pray for me. Amen

Lord Jesus Christ, you have given your followers an
example of gentleness and humility, a task that is
easy, a burden that is light. Accept the prayers and
work of this day, and give us the
rest that will strengthen us to
render more faithful service to
you who live and reign forever
and ever. Amen

To be recited three times a day at 6am, noon and
6pm daily, except during the Easter season:

DAWN — At 6:00 am., around dawn, we give

thanks to God as our Creator and praise the
masterpiece of His Creation, Mary, the Beloved
Daughter of God the Father, the First Person of the
Blessed Trinity.

MIDDAY —  At noon, when the sun reaches its

zenith, we give thanks to God as our Redeemer,
and praise the first one to be redeemed, Mary, the
Admirable Mother of God the Son, the Second
Person of the Blessed Trinity.

EVENING — At 6:00 pm, when the sun

is at its twilight, we give thanks to God
as our Savior, and praise the greatest
one to be saved, who is already body
and soul in heaven: Mary, the Faithful
Spouse of God the Holy Spirit, the third
Person of the Blessed Trinity.

Let us pray the Angelus daily and benefit from the

immense graces that Jesus bestows through His
Immaculate Mother to all those who honor the
Incarnation of the Word of God, the greatest
intervention of God in history as reflected in the
beautiful verses of the Angeles:

V. The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.

R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit. Hail Mary...
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord
R. Let it be done unto me according to your word.
Hail Mary...
V. And the Word was made flesh
R. And dwelt among us. Hail Mary...
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of
Christ. Let us pray:
Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into
our hearts, that we, to whom the Incarnation of
Christ your Son was made known by the message
of an angel, may, by his Passion and Cross, be
brought to the glory of his Resurrection through the
same Christ, our Lord. Amen.


(Said instead of the Angelus
during the Easter Season)
Rejoice, O Queen of Heaven,
For he whom you did merit to
bear, Alleluia! Has risen as he
said, Alleluia! Pray for us to God,
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia!
R. For the Lord has risen indeed, Alleluia!
Let us pray: O God, who has given joy to the whole
world through the Resurrection of your Son, our
Lord Jesus Christ; grant that through the prayers of
his Virgin Mother Mary, we may obtain the joys of
everlasting life. Through the same Christ, our Lord.


Have mercy on me, God, in your
kindness. In your compassion blot out
my offense. O wash me more and more
from my guilt and cleanse me from my
sin. My offenses truly I know them; my
sin is always before me. Against you,
you alone, have I sinned; what is evil in
your sight I have done. That you may be
justified when you give sentence and be
without reproach when you judge. O see, in guilt
was I born, a sinner was I conceived. Indeed you
love truth in the heart; then in the secret of my heart
teach me wisdom. O purify me, then I shall be
clean; O wash me, I shall be whiter than snow.
Make me hear rejoicing and gladness, that the
bones you have crushed may revive. From my sins
turn away your face and blot out all my guilt. A pure
heart create for me, O God, put a steadfast spirit
within me. Do not cast me away from your
presence, nor deprive me of your holy spirit. Give
me again the joy of your help; with a spirit of fervor
sustain me, that I may teach transgressors your
ways and sinners may return to you. O rescue me,
God, my helper, and my tongue shall ring out your
goodness. O Lord, open my lips and my mouth shall
declare your praise. For in sacrifice you take no
delight, burnt offering from me you would refuse; my
sacrifice, a contrite spirit. A humbled, contrite heart
you will not spurn. In your goodness, show favor to
Zion: rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. Then you will
be pleased with lawful sacrifice, holocausts offered
on your altar. Amen


Angel of God, my guardian dear
To whom God's love commits me
Ever this day (night) be at my side
To light and guard, to rule and
guide. Amen


Saint Michael, the Archangel,
defend us in battle, be our defense against the
wickedness and snares of the devil. May God
rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou O Prince
of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust
into Hell Satan and the other evil spirits who prowl
about the world for the ruin of souls. Amen  (Pope
Leo XIII -1878-1903)

Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from the side of Christ, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within thy wounds hide me
Permit me not to be separated from thee
From the malicious enemy defend me
At the hour of my death call me
And bid me come to thee
That with thy saints I may praise thee
For ever and ever. Amen.

There are many
devotions in the
Rosary beads
Catholic Church that
consist of a small
help us in our growth
cross, a series of
as Christians. Among
beads in a
them the holy Rosary
occupies a pre-
arrangement of
eminent place
five strands of ten
because of its
beads each separated by a single bead. On each
beauty, simplicity and
bead in the string of ten beads a Hail Mary is
the depth of its richness. It is universal
prayed; the single beads are the for the Lord's
in its appeal. Children lisp it on their
mother's lap. Mature people have
recourse to it in times of difficulty. It
comes as a solace in old age. It The purpose of the rosary, however, is not to recite
strengthens family bonds. The Rosary rote prayers but to repeat prayers you know by
is a compendium of the Gospel. It heart as you contemplate, actively meditate on, a
contains in capsule form all the mystery of Christianity. A mystery in this context is
essentials of the Gospel. an important event whose whole meaning you won't
fully understand in this world.
Begin WITH THE SIGN OF THE For 900 years there have been three series of
CROSS  mysteries: the Joyous Mysteries (Christ's
In the name of the Father, and of the Incarnation) the Sorrowful Mysteries (Christ's
Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. suffering and death) and the Glorious Mysteries
(Christ's resurrection). Pope John Paul II has added
a new set of areas of contemplation -- the Luminous
recite the APOSTLES' CREED Mysteries, which encompass Christ's ministry on
I believe in God, the Father almighty, earth. This isn't so much an addition to a tradition
Creator of heaven and earth, as the filling of a gap. The Joyful Mysteries end with
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Christ being found, at age 12, teaching in the
Lord, who was conceived by temple. The Sorrowful Mysteries start with Christ
the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffering in Gethsemane the night before his death.
suffered under Pontius Pilate, It was odd to contemplate the Joyful Mysteries one
was crucified, died and was buried; he day and jump to the Sorrowful Mysteries the next;
descended into hell; on the third day he something was missing -- what Jesus said and did
rose again from the dead; he ascended as an adult.
into heaven, and is seated at the right
hand of God the Father almighty; from THE MYSTERIES OF
there he will come to judge the living
and the dead. I believe in the Holy THE ROSARY
Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the The Rosary is divided into
communion of saints, the forgiveness three parts, each having five
of sins, the resurrection of the body, mysteries. While reciting each
and life everlasting. Amen. mystery, begin by praying one
"Our Father", three "Hail
Mary's" and the "Glory Be"
Pray the Lord's Prayer and (which makes up one decade): 
three Hail Mary's for the
virtues of Faith, Hope and THE JOYFUL
Charity; end with Glory Be MYSTERIES
(Recite Mondays and Saturdays, and Sundays
OUR FATHER Who art in heaven, during Advent)
Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom 1. The annunciation that Mary is to be Mother of
come, Thy Will be done, On earth as it the Savior (Lk 1:26-38).
is in Heaven. Give us this day, our daily 2. The visitation of Mary to Elizabeth (Lk 1:39 47).
bread, And forgive us our trespasses, 3. The nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Lk 2:1-7).
as we forgive those who trespass 4. The presentation of the Infant Jesus in the
against us. And lead us not into Temple (Lk 2:22- 32).
temptation, but deliver us from evil. 5. The finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple (Lk
Amen. 2:41-52)


is with thee. Blessed art thou among (Recite Tuesdays and Fridays, also Sundays during
women, and blessed is the fruit of thy Lent):
womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of 1. The agony of Christ in the garden (Mk 14:32-36).
God, pray for us sinners now, and at 2. The scourging of Jesus (Jn 18:28-38;19:1).
the hour of death. Amen. 3. The crowning with thorns (Mk 15:16-20).
4. The carrying of the cross (Jn 19:l2-16).
GLORY BE to the Father, and to the 5. The crucifixion of Jesus (Lk 23:33-34; 39-46).
Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in
the beginning, is now, and ever shall THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES
be, world without end. Amen. (Recite Sundays and Wednesdays, also
Sundays from Easter until Advent)
PRAY THE HAIL HOLY QUEEN 1. The resurrection of Jesus (Lk 24:1-6).
after the five decades:  2. The ascension of Jesus into Heaven (Lk
Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy, our
life, our sweetness, and our hope. To
thee do we cry, poor banished children 3. The descent of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-
of Eve. To thee do we send up our 4).
sighs mourning and weeping in this 4. The assumption of Mary into heaven
valley of tears. Turn then, most (Songs 2:8-14).
gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy
5. The coronation of our Lady in heaven
toward us, and after this our exile show
us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. (Rev 12:1-6)
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin
Mary. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of THE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES 
God. That we may be made worthy of (Mysteries of Light)
the promises of Christ.

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

R. That we may be made worthy of the
promises of Christ.

Let us pray. O God, Whose Only- In addition to the joyful, sorrowful, and glorious
Begotten Son, by His life, death and mysteries, Pope John Paul II recommended that the
resurrection, has purchased for us the Luminous Mysteries be recited on Thursdays. The
rewards of eternal life: grant, we "Mysteries of Light" are drawn from the life of Christ,
beseech Thee, that by meditating upon and his public revelation of his divine nature and
these mysteries of the most holy mission. The rosary had been as it was for almost a
Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we millennium. Why did Pope John Paul change it?
may imitate what they contain, and "He was making a statement at the end of his life
obtain what they promise, through the about what's important to him," says Father C.J.
same Christ our Lord. Amen. McCloskey of Washington's Catholic Information
Center. "By adding these mysteries he was saying,
 After each decade pray 'This is another invitation to look closely at the life of
the FATIMA PRAYER Christ--to contemplate and meditate.'" While
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save meditating, the person reciting the prayers is
us from the fire of hell, lead all souls to brought closer to Jesus and his Mother Mary. 
heaven, especially those who are in
most need of Thy mercy. 1) The Baptism of Christ in the Jordan (Mt 3:113-
For the intentions of the Pope, recite 2) The wedding feast at Cana (Jn 2:1-11)
the "Our Father", one "Hail Mary", and 3) The announcement of the Kingdom (Lk 4:14-21)
one "Glory Be." Close with the sign of 4) The Transfiguration (Mk 9:2-8)
the cross. 5) The Institution of the Eucharist (Lk 22:14-20)

My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love you. I

ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not
adore, do not hope, and do not love you. Amen. 


My soul magnifies the Lord,

and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from no
generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things f
holy is his name.
His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thou
hearts. He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up t
has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy,
according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his
descendants forever."
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Anitphon. -- Who is she that comes forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, t
army set in battle array?


Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego on Mount Tepeyac in Mexico. When Juan Diego wa
concerned by the illness of his uncle she told him:

"Hear me and understand well, my son, that nothing should frighten or grieve you. Let not your heart
disturbed. Do not fear sickness, nor any other anguish. Am I not here, who is your Mother? Are you n
my protection? Am I not your health? Are you not happily in my fold, here in the crossing of my arms?
do you wish?"   

This devotion was originated in the thirteenth century It recalls the Seven Sorrows (Dolors)
Mary endured through her whole life, especially for her long martyrdom that began with the
Simeon and was consummated on Calvary. The Seven Sorrows rosary consists of seven H
for each of the Seven Sorrows. One Our Father is said before each group of seven Hail Ma
are separated by a medal. On the three beads of the rosary at the end, three Hail Mary's ar
honor of the Tears of Our Sorrowful Mother. While reciting the prayers meditate upon her S

Our Father and Seven Hail Mary's

1) The Prophesy of Simeon over the Infant Jesus.
Reflect on and sympathize in the sorrow of our Blessed Lady, when she presented her child
Temple, and heard from the aged Simeon that a sword of grief would pierce her soul on his
Our Father and Seven Hail Mary's
2) The Flight of the Holy Family into Egypt
Reflect on her sorrow when, to escape the cruelty of King Herod, she was forced to fly into Egypt with St. Joseph and he

Our Father and Seven Hail Mary's

3) The Loss of the Child Jesus for Three Days in Jerusalem
Reflect on her grief, when, in returning from Jerusalem she perceived that she had lost her son Jesus, whom she sough
during three days.

Our Father and Seven Hail Mary's

4. Meeting Christ on the Road to Calvary
Reflect on her meeting her son Jesus, all bruised and mangled, carrying his cross to Calvary, and seeing him fall under

Our Father and Seven Hail Mary's

5. Crucifixion and Death of Jesus Christ
Reflect on her standing by when her son was lifted up on the cross and the blood flowed in streams from his sacred wou

Our Father and Seven Hail Mary's

6. Our Lord is Taken Down from the Cross (Pieta)
Reflect on her sorrow when her son was taken down from the cross, and she received him into her arms.

Our Father and Seven Hail Mary's

7. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is Buried in the Tomb
Reflect on her following his sacred body as it was borne by Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus to the sepulcher, enclo
and hidden from her sight.

End the Chaplet with Three Hail Mary's in honor of the Sorrowful tears of Our Lady

V. Pray for us, O most Sorrowful Virgin

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ

Let us pray:
Lord Jesus, we now implore, both for the present and for the hour of our death, the intercession of the most Blessed Virg
your Mother, whose holy soul was pierced at the time of your Passion by a sword of grief. Grant us this favor, O Savior o
who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. Amen."

FOUR SPECIAL GRACES - Promised to those devoted to the Seven Sorrows of Mary revealed by Our Lord to St.
1) The grace of True Repentance for all their sins should they invoke The Blessed Virgin Mother in the name of her Sorr
their death.
2) Jesus would protect them in their tribulations all who remember this devotion; they would have His special protection
at the hour of death.
3) Jesus would impress upon their minds the remembrance of His Passion, and that they should have their reward for it
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, to Thee I consecrate and offer up my person and my life, my ac
and sufferings, that my entire being may henceforth only be employed in loving, honoring
glorifying Thee. This is my irrevocable will, to belong entirely to Thee, and to do all for Thy
renouncing with my whole heart all that can displease Thee.

I take Thee, O Sacred Heart, for the sole object of my love, the protection of my life, the pl
salvation, the remedy of my frailty and inconstancy, the reparation for all the defects of my life, and my secure refuge at
my death. Be Thou, O Most Merciful Heart, my justification before God Thy Father, and screen me from His anger which
justly merited. I fear all from my own weakness and malice, but placing my entire confidence in Thee, O Heart of Love, I
from Thine infinite Goodness. Annihilate in me all that can displease or resist Thee. Imprint Thy pure love so deeply in m
I may never forget Thee or be separated from Thee. I beseech Thee, through Thine infinite Goodness, grant that my nam
engraved upon Thy Heart, for in this I place all my happiness and all my glory, to live and to die as one of Thy devoted s

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


On my knees, before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses, I offer myself, soul and body to yo
Spirit of God. You are the strength and light of my soul and I desire never to grieve you by unfaithf
Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I may always watch for your light, and listen to yo
and follow your gracious inspirations. I cling to you and give myself to you and ask you, by your co
watch over me in my weakness. Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus and looking at His Five Wound
trusting in His Precious Blood and adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart, I implore you Spiri
my infirmity, to keep me in your grace that I may never sin against you. Give me grace O Holy Spir
Father and the Son to say to you always and everywhere, "Speak Lord for your servant listens." A


O Lord Jesus Christ, before ascending into heaven you did promise to send the Holy Spirit to finish
in the souls of your Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me that He may
my soul, the work of your grace and your love. Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise th
perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal, the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten m
the light of your divine truth, the Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining he
Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with you and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose
salvation, the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in imitation of the Saints, the
Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable, and the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving revere
towards God and may dread in any way to displease Him. Mark me, dear Lord with the sign of your true disciples, and a
in all things with your Spirit. Amen.

V/ Lord, have
The Pontifical Mission Societies mercy. 
reintroduced the World Mission Rosary R/ Lord, have mercy.
created by the late Bishop Fulton Sheen V/ Christ, have mercy. 
in 1951, then national director for the R/ Christ, have mercy.
Society for the Propagation of Faith. On V/ Lord, have mercy. 
in his "Catholic Hour" radio broadcast R/ Lord, have mercy.
Bishop Sheen made an appeal to V/ Jesus, hear us. R/ Jesus, graciously hear us.
"Embrace the World in Prayer" through  
the mission mysteries. Each of the five
decades of the World Mission Rosary Response for following petitions: Have mercy on
have different  colors that represent us
different mission regions of the world:
God, the Father of Heaven . . . God, the Son,
 Yellow for the rising sun over Redeemer of the world . . .
Asia God, the Holy Spirit . . . Holy Trinity, One God . . .
Jesus, Son of the living God . . .
 Red for the blood of the martyrs
Jesus, Splendor of the Father . . . Jesus,
of the Americas
Brightness of eternal Light . . .
 White for Europe, home of the Jesus, King of Glory . . . Jesus, Sun of Justice . . .
Holy Father, and his call for new Jesus, Son of the Virgin Mary . . .
evangelization Jesus, Most Amiable . . . Jesus, Most
 Blue for the island nations of the Admirable . . . Jesus, the Mighty God . . .
world Jesus, Father of the world to come . . . Jesus,
 Green for the grasslands and Angel of Great Counsel . . .
forests of Africa. Jesus, Most Powerful . . . Jesus, Most Patient . . .
Jesus, Most Obedient . . .
Jesus, Meek and humble of  Heart . . . Jesus,
To this "geographical" rosary, we reflect Lover of Chastity . . . Jesus, our Lover . . .
on the five points of evangelization Jesus, God of Peace . . . Jesus, Author of Life . . .
described by Pope John Paul II in his Jesus, Model of Virtues . . .
encyclical Redemptoris Missio, "On the Jesus, Zealous for souls . . . Jesus, our God . . .
Mission of the Redeemer." These are: Jesus, our Refuge . . .
Inter-religious dialogue; Liturgy; Jesus, Father of the Poor . . . Jesus, Treasure of
Solidarity; Witness; Proclamation. the Faithful . . . Jesus, Good Shepherd . . .
Jesus, True Light . . . Jesus, Eternal Wisdom . . .
It is suggested meditating on five Jesus, Infinite Goodness . . .
Scriptural "Mission Mysteries": The Visit Jesus, our Way and our Life . . . Jesus, Joy of the
of the Magi; Jesus Talks with the Angels . . . Jesus, King of the Patriarchs . . .
Samaritan Woman; Jesus Heals the Jesus, Master of the Apostles . . . Jesus, Teacher
Centurion's Servant; Jesus Sends out his of the Evangelists . . .
Disciples; and The Conversion of St. Jesus, Strength of Martyrs . . . Jesus, Light of
Paul. Confessors . . . Jesus, Purity of Virgins . . .
Jesus, Crown of all Saints . . .
The First Mission Mystery, The Visit of V/ Be merciful, 
the Magi. "Behold, wise men came from R/ spare us, O Jesus!
the east to Jerusalem" (Mt 2:1). V/ Be merciful, 
Around the year six BC, the planet R/ graciously hear us, O Jesus!
Jupiter (signifying Kingship) aligned with Response for following petitions: 
Saturn (governing Israel) and, appearing "Deliver us, O Jesus."
as one large star in the sky, crossed the
constellation Pisces (symbolizing birth). From all evil . . . From all sin . . .
For the Magi, the heavens themselves From your wrath . . . From the snares of the
announced a newborn king of the Jews. devil . . .
The Mission Mystery of the Magi teaches From the spirit of fornication . . . From everlasting
us that all who seek God with an open death . . .
mind and heart will be guided to the Lord. From the neglect of your inspirations . . .
RED - THE AMERICAS Through the mystery of your holy Incarnation . . .
The Second Mission Mystery, Jesus and Through your Nativity . . . Through your Infancy . .
the Samaritan Woman. "True worshipers .
will worship the Father in spirit and truth" Through your Most Divine Life . . . Through your
(Jn 4:23). Labors . . .
Jesus scandalized his disciples by talking Through your Agony and Passion . . . Through
with the Samaritan woman. He rejected your Cross and Sufferings . . Through your Death
arbitrary barriers that separated people and Burial . . .
into "us" and "them." Samaritans were Through your Resurrection . . . Through your
notorious for changing gods as often as Ascension . . .
this woman changed husbands. That Through your Institution of the Most Holy
explains her sudden interest in where Eucharist . . .
Jews worshiped. Jesus assured her that, Through your Joys . . . Through your Glory . . .
when worshiping God, spirit and truth Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the
mattered most. She left her water jar -- world, R/ spare us, O Jesus!
her deepest thirst quenched -- and Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the
became a missioner to her villagers and world, R/ graciously hear us, O Jesus!
led them to Christ. Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the
world, R/ have mercy on us, O Jesus!
Jesus hear us. R/ Jesus, graciously hear us.
The Third Mission Mystery, Jesus cures Let us pray. O Lord Jesus Christ, you have said,
the centurion's servant. "I have not found "Ask and you shall receive; seek, and you shall
such great faith even in Israel" (Lk 7:9). find; knock, and it shall be opened to you";
There was no love lost between Jews mercifully attend to our supplications, and grant
and Romans who represented the ruling us the grace of your most divine love, that we
Empire. Unlike the typical centurion, who may love you with all our hearts, and in all our
oppressed the people, this Roman officer words and actions, and never cease to praise
helped the Jews and even built a you.
synagogue for them. Love for his servant
who was ill enabled the man to reach out Make us, O Lord, to have a perpetual fear and
to Jesus for help. When people express love of your Holy Name, for you never fail to
solidarity with other races, religions or govern those whom you solidly establish in your
nationalities, both sides find liberation. love. You, who live and reign forever and ever. R/
The Fourth Mission Mystery, the
Conversion of St. Paul. "Immediately he
began to proclaim Jesus is the Son of
God" (Acts 9:20).
The Risen Lord came to Saul while he
was tracking down and arresting
Christians. "Why do you persecute me?"
the Lord asked. Paul realized that when
one persecuted Christians, he
persecuted Jesus. Paul remains the
greatest spokesperson for the teachings
of Jesus. He transformed the Church
from a small, persecuted sect of Judaism
into a truly universal faith that embraces
all peoples.


The Fifth Mission Mystery, Jesus Sends
out His Disciples. "Go, preach the Good
News to all creation" (Mk 16:15).
Christ is risen! Life triumphed over death!
This good news was too good to keep to
themselves. Heedless of their own safety,
empowered only by the Spirit of God the
disciples spread the Good News to the
ends of the earth. From this ragtag group
of disciples facing certain annihilation,
Christianity spread and flourished
throughout the world.

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