Thursday, September 17, 2009

Padre Pio Novena ( Feast September 23 ) ~~Day 4 ~~

Introductory Prayer ~~ pray before each day of Novena

Come to me as Father and friend, Jesus, and do not leave me alone;
Lord, abide with me!
I am just a pilgrim wandering in a world enveloped by darkness;
bestow on me Your light and Your grace.
Lord, abide with me!
In this precious moment, embrace me;
let this union between us last forever.
Lord, abide with me!
Accompany me along life's journey; I need Your presence.
Without You I become faint and fall.
Lord, abide with me!
Evening is coming and I am racing like a river towards
the deep sea of death.
Lord, abide with me!
Be my strength in sorrow and in happiness,
whilst I live and until I die within Your embrace.
Lord, abide with me!

The Fourth Day
0 holy Padre Pio, in the friary you began a new life, the results of which you already knew, as you yourself said: "I was only 16years old but 1 knew what I must become to We on the h of a Religious... I had to dedicate myself in order to even better the call of my voluntary commitment and to become competent in philosophy and theology. It was a communal life that demanded a strong spiritual enrichment...": No one mislead you. Your mother, when you left for the friary, said: "Knowingly you have come along to the door of your new house... Now, with your Brothers, return to the work as always. Remember me in your prayers and never forget that, above all you are a son of God and St. Francis. How much is asked, but you do not merit grief from your own loved ones, if that does not give you joy to have found the true way of life... ". Thus began your life as a Religious.
Instil in the Church a generous spirit capable of leaving all to follow Christ. We ask this in the name of Christ our Lord.
• Intentions:
That all priests are felt to be witnesses of the faith as a resource to the people.
Let us pray.
That all priests remain in communion with the Pope and the Bishops.
That we profit those present every moment, with the testimony of our fraternal life.

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Let us always remember the Poor Souls

Eternal Father, I offer You the most precious blood of thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, for those in my own home and in my family. Amen

Prayer for the Conversion of Scandinavia

300 Days, once a day. (See Instructions.) 54 Leo XIII, April 18, 1885.

O good Jesus , prostrate at Thy feet, we humbly implore Thee, by thy most Sacred Wounds and by the Precious Blood which Thou didst shed for the salvation of the whole world, that Thou wouldst deign to cast a look of pity on the peoples of Scandinavia, seduced from the Faith for so many centuries, and plunged in the darkness of heresy, separated from thy Church, deprived of the participation of the adorable Sacrament of thy Body and Blood, and of the other sacraments instituted by Thee, as the refuge of souls in life and in death.

Remember, O Redeemer of the world, that for these souls too Thou didst suffer bitter death, with the loss of all thy blood. Bring back, O good Shepherd, these wandering sheep ofthine to the one fold and to the healthy pastures of thy Church, so that they may form with us one flock , tended by Thee, and by thy Vicar on earth, the supreme Pontiff, whom, in the person of the Apostle St Peter, Thou didst commission to feed thy sheep and thy lambs. Graciously hear, O good Jesus, the prayers which we offer Thee with the most lively trust in the love of thy Sacred Heart, and to thy most Holy Name be praise, glory, and honor, world without end. Amen.

The Raccolta ( Collection of Indulgenced Prayers and Good Works )


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