Skip to comments.Catholic Caucus: A NOVENA OF FASTING AND PRAYERS/ASSUMPTION/DORMITION
Posted on 07/31/2005 1:02:50 PM PDT by Siobhan
Prayer of Consecration
In union with all mankind, in communion with the entire Church, and with our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, we address to you O Father, this supplication especially for our country, through the heart and the hands of the Virgin Mary.
Father, send your Holy Spirit, so that each one of us might become an instrument of your peace,
From hunger and war, deliver us! From nuclear war, from incalculable self destruction, from every kind of war, deliver us!
From the sins against the life of man from its very beginning, deliver us!
From discouragement, from hatred and from the degradation of the dignity of the children of God, deliver us!
From every kind of injustice in the life of society, both national and international, deliver us!
From the readiness to trample on the Commandments of God, deliver us!
From the attempt to extinguish the very truth of God in human hearts, deliver us!
From the loss of consciousness of good and evil, deliver us!
From the sins against the Holy Spirit, deliver us!
Mother of Christ and Mother of all peoples, we ask for your protection and your intercession. Pray to your Son for us, to send the Holy Spirit in abundance, the Spirit of Truth who is the source of Life. Welcome the Spirit for us and with us as you did on the feast of Pentecost with the first disciples. Mother you know and share our sufferings and hopes.
Today we entrust the whole world to you. We pray for you to accompany us on our path. Like John the apostle, we wish to accept you into our homes, to learn from you how to resemble Jesus. We entrust all our people to you, starting with those who are the weakest and who suffer the most: the unborn children, those whose life is menaced, those born in poverty, the young people searching for a sense to their life, the refugees, the unemployed, those tried by sickness, the families who are divided, elderly persons deprived of assistance and all those who are alone and without hope.
May the infinite saving power of Redemption rise up once more in the history of the world, the power of the Merciful Love of the Father! May the Holy Spirit transform consciences! May He heal our memories and purify our hearts. May the Lord always reign among us, He who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Mary, Queen Assumed into Heaven, I rejoice that after years of heroic martyrdom on earth, you have at last been taken to the throne prepared for you in heaven by the Holy Trinity.
Lift my heart with you in the glory of your Assumption above the dreadful touch of sin and impurity. Teach me how small earth becomes when viewed from heaven. Make me realize that death is the triumphant gate through which I shall pass to your Son, and that someday my body shall rejoin my soul in the unending bliss of heaven.
From this earth, over which I tread as a pilgrim, I look to you for help. I ask for this favor: (Mention your request).
When my hour of death has come, lead me safely to the presence of Jesus to enjoy the vision of my God for all eternity together with you.
Thank you very much for those posts!
How magnificent! The portrayal of Our Lady's humility and holiness melts the heart. I adore this conjoined image of Assumption and Coronation. Thank you for posting it.
Ping for purification.
Thanks for the ping. My computer is on its way out but the icons I was able to see are beautiful.
I would ping my list but most of them are banned :-/ I think you already pinged the ones who are not.
It is wonderful to see Catholic prayers on FR. could I please be pinged in the future? Thanks and God Bless.
A Roman Catholic
I've noticed that the novena (if it is done on the nine days before the feast day, not including the feast day itself), starts on the Feast of the Transfiguration, which is also First Saturday this year.
Very important. Very important!
The Syriac style depiction of the Seraphim at the top right and left is especially wonderful.
Thanks for the glorious images and the wonderful information!
I know that some on this board are members of the Militia of the Immaculata. The link above details the who, what, when, where and why. It is an organization of spiritual warriors begun by St. Maximilian Kolbe and some other seminarians in Rome at a time of great conflict before the First Great War. He and the other seminarians modeled the consecration after that of St. Louis de Montfort which is probably known to all. This was the consecration taken by our dearly departed and Great Holy Father, John Paul II--"Totus Tuus!"
St. Max, a Franciscan, at one point had literally hundreds of thousands of pamplets being printed during the time of the Nazi rise in Germany. These brave souls kept the underground Church alive and masterminded techniques to spread the Gospel message using the latest in technological techniques (which makes the internet link to his apostolate so appropriate). I took this consecration on the Feast of the Assumption (Dormition) years ago. It is not a single time thing. It is renewed daily in a prayer as short as one Hail Mary. If one investigates, you will find it is an entrustment to the Mother of God, the Immaculata, to perfect all our daily actions and thoughts and to work for the Kingdom of her Son.
I invite all to consider this as an option during this time of great strife, of war and during the incredible killing of so many harmless babes in the womb. The details are found on the website. Freepmail for further info.
The last day of the novena is the feast day of St. Maximilian Kolbe.
St. Maximilian Kolbe, pray for us!
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