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Monthly Reflection by
Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC
"

Not to be served but to serve

“ (

Mk 10:45

)

- Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

Prayer of the Month

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Developing and having a solid prayer life is an integral part of our Catholic faith. As scripture says,

"Don't worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking him with a thankful heart. And God’s peace, which is far beyond human understanding will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:6-7)

 

Novena to St. Jude


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Novena to St. Jude

O Holy St Jude! 
Apostle and Martyr,
great in virtue and rich in miracles,
near kinsman of Jesus Christ,
faithful intercessor for all who invoke you,
special patron in time of need;
to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart,
and humbly beg you,
to whom God has given such great power,
to come to my assistance;
help me now in my urgent need and grant my earnest petition.
I will never forget thy graces and favours you obtain for me
and I will do my utmost to spread devotion to you. Amen.

St. Jude, pray for us and all who honour thee and invoke thy aid.

(Say 3 Our Father's, 3 Hail Mary’s, and 3 Glory Be’s after this.)

Novena to St Alphonsa


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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.

Efficacious Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus


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Efficacious Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

I. O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you." Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of...... (here name your request)
Our Father....Hail Mary....Glory Be to the Father....Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you


II. O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you." Behold, in your name, I ask the Father for the grace of.......(here name your request) Our Father...Hail Mary....Glory Be To the Father....Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you

III. O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away." Encouraged by your infallible words I now ask for the grace of.....(here name your request) Our Father....Hail Mary....Glory Be to the Father...Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you

Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of you, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, your tender Mother and ours. 
Say the Hail, Holy Queen and add: St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.

Novena to Our Lady of Hope


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Novena to Our Lady of Hope

I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. In me is all grace of the way and of the truth; in me is all hope of life and of virtue. Come to me all that desire me and be filled with my fruits (Sirach 24:24-26).

O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Grace, Hope of the world. Hear us, your children, who cry to you Let Us Pray O God, who by the marvellous protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary has strengthened us firmly in hope, grant we beseech You, that by persevering in prayer at her admonition, we may obtain the favours we devoutly implore. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Prayer to Our Lady of Hope

O Mary, my Mother, I kneel before you with heavy heart. The burden of my sins oppresses me. The knowledge of my weakness discourages me. I am beset by fears and temptations of every sort. Yet I am so attached to the things of this world that instead of longing for Heaven I am filled with dread at the thought of death. O Mother of Mercy, have pity on me in my distress. You are all-powerful with your Divine Son. He can refuse no request of your Immaculate Heart. Show yourself a true Mother to me by being my advocate before His throne. O Refuge of Sinners and Hope of the Hopeless, to whom shall I turn if not you? Obtain for me, then, O Mother of Hope, the grace of true sorrow for my sins, the gift of perfect resignation to God's Holy Will, and the courage to take up my cross and follow Jesus. Beg of His Sacred Heart the special favour that I ask in this novena.

(Make your request)

But above all I pray, O dearest Mother, that through your most powerful intercession my heart may be filled with Holy Hope, so that in life's darkest hour I may never fail to trust in God my Saviour, but by walking in the way of His commandments I may merit to be united with Him, and with you in the eternal joys of Heaven. Amen. Mary, our Hope, have pity on us. Hope of the Hopeless, pray for us.

3 Hail Mary

Petition before the Blessed Sacrament


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Petition before the Blessed Sacrament

Believing all that Thou, my God, hast in any way revealed to us - grieving for all my sins, offenses, and negligences - hoping in Thee, O Lord, who wilt never let me be confounded - thanking Thee for this supreme gift, and for all the gifts of Thy goodness -loving Thee, above all in this sacrament of Thy love - adoring Thee in this deepest mystery of Thy condescension: I lay before Thee all the wounds and wants of my poor soul, and ask for all that I need and desire. But I need the grace to use well Thy graces, the possession of Thee by grace in this life, and the possession of Thee forever in the eternal kingdom of Thy glory.

The Holy Twins Novena - Saint Scholastica & Saint Benedict


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The Holy Twins Novena - Saint Scholastica & Saint Benedict

O God, to show us where innocence leads, you made the soul of your virgin Saint Scholastica soar to heaven like a dove in flight. Grant through her merits and her prayers that we may so live in innocence as to attain to joys everlasting. This we ask through our Lord.
Almighty and everlasting God, You freed the man of God, Saint Benedict, from the prison of the flesh and bore him up to heaven to enjoy the vision of Your glory. Grant us, through his merits, the spirit of penance, forgiveness of our sins, so that we may one day share the joys of eternal life with him and all the saints. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
For this do we pray, most merciful Jesus, in Thy name, unto God the Father, with whom Thou livest and reignest in the unity of the Holy Ghost world without end.
Amen.

Prayer for the Protection of the Holy Family


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Prayer for the Protection of the Holy Family

Grant unto us, Lord Jesus, ever to follow the example of Thy holy Family, that in the hour of our death Thy glorious Virgin Mother together with blessed Joseph may come to meet us and we may be worthily received by Thee into everlasting dwellings: who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.

Act of reparation for blasphemies uttered against the Holy Name

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O Good Jesus

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Prayer for the Crusade of the Holy Rosary

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Prayer for those who have lost a child to abortion

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Assumption Novena

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