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Monthly Reflection by
Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

"Rise, pick up your mat and walk" (Mark 2:9) - Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

Prayer of the Month

Prayer of the Month - July, 2016

 

Novena to St Alphonsa

THE EJACULATORY PRAYERS OF ST.ALPHONSA

1. Blessed Virgin Mary! My Mother, make my heart a worthy dwelling place for Your Holy Son. Decorate me with your holy heart. 2. Lord, sanctify me and wash me clean even from every stain of sin and clad my heart with the bridal costume of virtue. 3. Lord, do with me as I am Your own. 4. My Lord, give me the grace to suffer everything in silence. 5. Jesus, Sun of Justice, clarify my thoughts and illumine my mind with your sacred radiant rays, enlighten my intellect, purify my heart and consume me in the fire of Your love, so that it may always be united with You. 6. Lord, caress me with thy blood stained hands. Unite my heart with your Loving Sacred Heart. 7. Most sweet Lord Jesus, make bitter for me all worldly consolations. 8. My sweet Beloved Lord, I am entirely Yours. Grant me the grace to live the most humble life in a poor convent offering my heart totally for you. 9. Conjoin my head with Thy head which was wounded by the crown of thorns.

PRAYER OF ST. ALPHONSA

Oh Lord Jesus, hide me in the Sacred wound of Your Heart. Free me from my evil desire to be loved and esteemed. Save me from the mean pursuit of honour and fame. Make me humble until I become very insignificant and a small spark in the furnace of the love of Your Divine Heart. Give me the grace to forget the world and everything in it, including myself. My Jesus, who is ineffable sweetness, transform all my worldly consolations into bitterness. Oh Jesus! Sun of Justice, with the divine rays of Thy Sacred fire of love, illumine my mind, enlighten my intellect, purify my heart, enkindle my love towards Thee, consume me in the fire of Your love, and thus unite me with You. Amen.

PRAYER TO ST. ALPHONSA

Oh! St. Alphonsa, you have been graciously chosen from our midst to be united with Jesus Christ, our Saviour, in the mystery of His passion, death and resurrection. You have grown to the heights of holiness and have been crowned with heavenly glory. Help us in our trials and tribulations. Oh, daughter of sufferings, obtain for us the grace to lead a holy life, following your example- in total submission to the Will of God. Be with us, transforming all our sorrows into a holy sacrifice in union with Christ Crucified, in reparation for our sins, for the sanctification and the salvation of the whole world. Amen.

Let us pray. Merciful and benevolent god, we offer ourselves completely to You. We give you thanks for all the blessings You shower upon us. Forgive us our sins and offences. Lord, You gave us St. Alphonsa as our model and mediator. We seek her intercession now. Protect us from all evils, spiritual and material. Fill us with Your blessings. We make this prayer in Your name, Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 
Divine Updates

Retreats at the Divine Retreat Centre, Somersby, Sydney

Divine Retreat Centre, Somersby to hold retreats throughout 2016. For bookings, email drcsydney@gmail.com. Hurry, as admission is limited.

Date: January 2016 - December, 2016

Retreats in Divine Retreat Centre, UK

Divine Retreat Centre, Ramsgate UK, has announced several English and Malayalam language retreats to be led by Fr. George Panackal VC and Fr. Joseph Edattu VC. All are welcome.

Dates: Jan - Dec, 2016

Retreats for Priests and Religious

Divine Retreat Centre is organising two retreats - one for Christian leadership and the other, an inner healing retreat - just for priests and religious. The retreats will be led by Fr. Augustine Vallooran and Fr Jacob Arimpur. The first one to include sessions by Steve Ray and Lalith Perera. Please spread the word to Christian leaders and religious you know.

Date: July 24 - July 29, 2016 & Sep 11 - Sep 16, 2016

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MALAYALAM RETREATS

Inner healing retreats, growth retreats, couples' retreats and youth retreats in Malayalam, are led by Fr. Mathew Elavumkal, Fr. Mathew Naickomparambil and Fr. Biju Koonan.

OTHER LANGUAGES

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Every week, retreats are held in five different regional languages of India, apart from in the local language - Malayalam. The retreats are led by Vincentian priests and supported by powerfully anointed laity of God.

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