Monday, September 21, 2009

Padre Pio Novena ( Feast September 23 ) ~~Day 8 ~~

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 Eighth Day
0 holy Padre Pio, for Christians suffering is a necessary test of faith. God chose you to be a victim and you became a sacificial lamb as an offering for love. You offered yourself to God so that others may have life everlasting. Concern for the well being of others is a hallmark of Christian life. You bear your love to bring among men the presence of God, and thus profess your devotion to Him: "We must love others because they are visible images of God and to love them as God loves them... if God has willingly overwhebned us with gifts, we cannot lock them up in a trunk without forsaking the good fruits that they must produce". Your love of God and humanity moved you to suffer with those who are suffering. It was impossible to eliminate suffering but you saw that you could bring relief and felt obligated to do something. Thus the great work to alleviate suffering was brought into being - The Home for the Relief of Suffering - your hospital!
• We want to learn from you this sensibility. Never must we pass indifferently by our suffering brothers. We ask this in the name of Christ our Lord.
• Intentions:
That the elderly and the sick receive from us the affection that they deserve.
That we manifest our love of God with works of charity towards our fellow man.
That we know how to awaken hope in the sick and that our hearts are always full of good will towards those who are suffering

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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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