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June 25, 2016, 12:53 am

Litany for John the Baptist

Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist - As we celebrate the birth of John the Baptist, let us celebrate all life and thank God for our many blessings. In thanksgiving we pray:

"Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.

God the Holy Ghost, Have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, One God, Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us.
Queen of Prophets, pray for us.
Queen of Martyrs, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
St. John the Baptist, precursor of Christ, pray for us.
St. John the Baptist, glorious forerunner of the Sun of Justice,
pray for us.
St. John the Baptist, minister of baptism to Jesus, pray for us.
St. John the Baptist, burning and shining lamp of the world, pray for us.
St. John the Baptist, angel of purity before thy birth, pray for us.
St. John the Baptist, special friend and favorite of Christ, pray for us.
St. John the Baptist, heavenly contemplative, whose element was prayer,
pray for us.
St. John the Baptist, intrepid preacher of truth, pray for us.
St. John the Baptist, voice crying in the wilderness, pray for us.
St. John the Baptist, miracle of mortification and penance, pray for us.
St. John the Baptist, example of profound humility, pray for us.
St. John the Baptist, glorious martyr of zeal for God's holy law, pray for us.
St. John the Baptist, gloriously fulfilling thy mission, pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.

V. Pray for us, O glorious St. John the Baptist,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us Pray:
O God, Who hast honored this world by the birth of Saint John the Baptist, grant that Thy faithful people may rejoice in the way of eternal salvation, through Jesus Christ Our Lord. R. Amen." - EWTN Litany Prayer



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June 21, 2016, 11:48 pm

Recovery from Addictions

Novena to Our Lady of Good Remedy for all those suffering from addictions.

"O QUEEN OF HEAVEN AND EARTH, Most Holy Virgin, we venerate thee. Thou art the beloved Daughter of the Most High God, the chosen Mother of the Incarnate Word, the Immaculate Spouse of the Holy Spirit, the Sacred Vessel of the Most Holy Trinity.

O Mother of the Divine Redeemer, who under the title of Our Lady of Good Remedy comes to the aid of all who call upon thee, extend thy maternal protection to us. We depend on thee, Dear Mother, as helpless and needy children depend on a tender and caring mother.

Hail, Mary....

O LADY OF GOOD REMEDY, source of unfailing help, grant that we may draw from thy treasury of graces in our time of need. Touch the hearts of sinners, that they may seek reconciliation and forgiveness. Bring comfort to the afflicted and the lonely; help the poor and the hopeless; aid the sick and the suffering. May they be healed in body and strengthened in spirit to endure their sufferings with patient resignation and Christian fortitude.

Hail, Mary....

DEAR LADY OF GOOD REMEDY, source of unfailing help, thy compassionate heart knows a remedy for every affliction and misery we encounter in life. Help me with thy prayers and intercession to find a remedy for my problems and needs, especially for... (Indicate your special intentions here).

On my part, O loving Mother, I pledge myself to a more intensely Christian lifestyle, to a more careful observance of the laws of God, to be more conscientious in fulfilling the obligations of my state in life, and to strive to be a source of healing in this broken world of ours.

Dear Lady of Good Remedy, be ever present to me, and through thy intercession, may I enjoy health of body and peace of mind, and grow stronger in the faith and in the love of thy Son, Jesus.

Hail, Mary.....

V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of Good Remedy,
R. That we may deepen our dedication to thy Son, and make the world alive with His Spirit." - EWTN Devotional Prayer

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June 21, 2016, 11:32 pm

Prayer for Religious Freedom

Washington, DC - "To all our fellow Catholics, we urge an intensification of your prayers and fasting for a new birth of freedom in our beloved country. We invite you to join us in an urgent prayer for religious liberty.

Almighty God, Father of all nations,
for freedom you have set us free in Christ Jesus (Gal 5:1).

We praise and bless you for the gift of religious liberty, the foundation of human rights, justice, and the common good.

Grant to our leaders the wisdom to protect and promote our liberties; by your grace may we have the courage to defend them, for ourselves and for all those who live in this blessed land.

We ask this through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, our patroness, and in the name of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, with whom you live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen." _ The US Council of Bishops

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June 17, 2016, 6:31 pm

Father's Day Blessings for Those Living and Deceased!

Scottsdale, AZ - We extend this prayer to Saint Joseph, as a blessing on all Fathers temporal and spiritual, living and deceased, as we celebrate Father's Day 2016.

A Prayer To St. Joseph for Fathers:

"O blessed Joseph, faithful guardian of my Redeemer, Jesus Christ, protector of thy chaste spouse, the virgin Mother of God, I choose thee this day to be my special patron and advocate and I firmly resolve to honor thee all the days of my life. Therefore I humbly beseech thee to receive me as thy
client, to instruct me in every doubt, to comfort me in every affliction, to obtain for me and for all the knowledge and love of the Heart of Jesus, and finally to defend and protect me at the hour of my death. Amen" - from EWTN's Devotional Prayers

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June 13, 2016, 11:56 pm

For an End to Terrorism

Orlando, Florida - As we mourn the recent loss of life and the mass shootings which have shocked our nation and the world, let us remember our Lord has triumphed over all sin and the terror of evil. Let us pray for the conversion of all souls, who do not respect life and abuse others' right to life for their gain. Murder begins with a lack of respect for life and anger toward our neighbor.

We pray for the conversion for all those involved in terrorism at home, in our nation, in the Middle East and through out the world.

Prayer For Help Against Spiritual Enemies

"Glorious Saint Michael, Prince of the heavenly hosts, who stands always ready to give assistance to the people of God; who fought with the dragon, the old serpent, and cast him out of heaven, and now valiantly defends the Church of God that the gates of hell may never prevail against her, we earnestly entreat you to assist us also, in the painful and dangerous conflict which we sustain against the same formidable foe.

Be with us, O mighty Prince! that we may courageously fight and vanquish that proud spirit, whom you, by the Divine Power, gloriously overthrew, and whom our powerful King, Jesus Christ, has, in our nature, completely overcome; so having triumphed over the enemy of our salvation, we may with you and the holy angels, praise the clemency of God who, having refused mercy to the rebellious angels after their fall, has granted repentance and forgiveness to fallen man. Amen." EWTN Devotional prayer

Lord, through the intercession of Saint Anthony of Padua, whose feast day we celebrate, we pray for an increase of faith, hope and charity, and the restoration of respect for all human rights throughout the world. Please continue to conquer evil with unconditional love and establish peace through unity and respect for all human life from conception to natural death. Console the sorrowing and receive those who have recently died into your eternal embrace. May your kingdom come and your will be done now and forever. Amen

"Eternal Father, we offer you the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of your dearly Beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. ..." - from the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Lord, into your hands we commend their spirit. May your perpetual light shine upon them and grant them your abiding peace. Amen

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June 13, 2016, 11:46 pm

Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua 2016

Orlando, Florida - As we mourn the recent loss of life and the mass shootings which have shocked our nation and the world, let us remember our Lord has triumphed over all sin and the terror of evil. Let us pray for the conversion of all souls, who do not respect life and abuse others' right to life for their gain. Murder begins with a lack of respect for life and anger toward our neighbor.

We pray for the conversion for all those involved in terrorism at home, in our nation, in the Middle East and throught the world.

Prayer For Help Against Spiritual Enemies

"Glorious Saint Michael, Prince of the heavenly hosts, who stands always ready to give assistance to the people of God; who fought with the dragon, the old serpent, and cast him out of heaven, and now valiantly defends the Church of God that the gates of hell may never prevail against her, we earnestly entreat you to assist us also, in the painful and dangerous conflict which we sustain against the same formidable foe.

Be with us, O mighty Prince! that we may courageously fight and vanquish that proud spirit, whom you, by the Divine Power, gloriously overthrew, and whom our powerful King, Jesus Christ, has, in our nature, completely overcome; so having triumphed over the enemy of our salvation, we may with you and the holy angels, praise the clemency of God who, having refused mercy to the rebellious angels after their fall, has granted repentance and forgiveness to fallen man. Amen." EWTN Devotional prayer

Lord, through the intercession of Saint Anthony of Padua, we pray for an increase of faith, hope and love, and the restoration of respect for all human rights throughout the world. Please continue to conquer evil with unconditional love and establish peace through unity and respect for all human life from conception to natural death. Console the sorrowing and receive those who have recently died into your eternal embrace. May your kingdom come and your will be done now and forever. Amen

"Eternal Father, we offer you the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of your dearly Beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. ..." - from the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Lord, into your hands we commend their spirit. May your perpetual light shine upon them and grant them peace. Amen

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June 5, 2016, 1:57 pm

New Saint and Intercessor 2016

Stockbridge, MA - "With the canonization of Marian founder Blessed Stanislaus Papczynski taking place Sunday (June 5), it's worth looking at his life and legacy to discern what lessons we should learn from him and how his charity continues to the present day. We need to remember three things in particular: He loved Our Lady; he lived a life of charity; and he is associated with miracles, performed not only during his lifetime, but continuing today!

A profound love for Our Lady and her Immaculate Conception: In a recent homily on Blessed Stanislaus' feast day at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the Very Rev. Fr. Kazimierz Chwalek, MIC, provincial superior for the Marian Fathers in the United States and Argentina, said that Blessed Stanislaus loved Our Lady because of what God had done for her and, through her role as Mother of God, what God had done for him. Blessed Stanislaus also had a deep love for Mary's Immaculate Conception because that mystery points us to another reality, Fr. Kaz continued. He explained that just as Mary was preserved from original sin and shared in the fullness of the life of God, we are all called to participate in the fullness of God. 'This is the profound gift of the new creation that God offers us, and it is seen in its fullness in Mary, the Immaculate Conception.'

Profound charity: During his life on earth, Blessed Stanislaus was an evangelist for to the poor and, much like Pope Francis today, he was concerned for the needs of those on the margins of society. One of the societal ills he saw amongst his contemporaries was a dependence on alcohol; in response, he preached sobriety. Father Kaz gave another example of the soon-to-be-saint's charity Blessed Stanislaus witnessed soldiers dying and for whom no one was praying for them, so he began to pray for them and with them.

But his prayers and works were not just for the living. During his earthly life, Blessed Stanislaus was given special insight into the suffering of the souls in Purgatory, occasionally even by receiving visions of the Holy Souls, and began to pray for them, too. He preached to others about the necessity of interceding and praying for the Holy Souls.

Miracles and graces received: With any saint, you will have associated miracles, Fr. Kaz said, and during Blessed Stanislaus' lifetime, there were many stories of healings and miracles, and such as raising children from the dead. And he still intercedes for us today!

In 2001, a miracle occurred through the intercession of Blessed Stanislaus. A woman in Poland was pregnant, but her doctors told her that the child in her womb had no heartbeat and was dead. The woman's cousin began praying to Blessed Stanislaus, and on the eighth day of the novena, the baby's heartbeat was heard again. The baby was raised from the dead in the womb! Later that year, a healthy baby boy was born.

Another miracle happened shortly after Blessed Stanislaus' beatification in 2007, when a 20-year old woman suffered a life-threatening illness that affected her lungs and rendered her comatose. She had lost 90 percent of her lung capacity, so her brain did not receive oxygen, but when her family offered prayers to God through Blessed Stanislaus, he interceded, and she was healed. In fact, she was healed so completely that she was able to get married two months later.

We can continue to ask Blessed (soon-to-be-St.) Stanislaus Papczynski to intercede for us today, to bring about miracles and shower us with special graces in our own lives and sufferings and in the lives of our loved ones."

PRAYER FOR A SPECIAL GRACE through the intercession of Blessed Stanislaus Papczynski

"God, our Father, Who in Your unfathomable Providence gave us in Blessed Stanislaus a successful intercessor before Your throne, grant me (us) through his intercession the grace , for which I beg (we beg) You. Please also grant that in accord with his example I (we) may faithfully fulfill Your most holy will. Through Christ our Lord. Amen."

Our Father ... Hail Mary ...
Glory be to the Father ...

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June 2, 2016, 11:10 pm

A New Saint Recognized June 5th 2016

Marian Founder Canonization June 5, 2016

Blessed Stanislaus Papczyński, the Founder of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, will be declared a saint on June 5, 2016. Please join us as we celebrate this holy occasion. Look for the Marian coverage of this event on their website and other social media. Live coverage will be provided from The Vatican.

Prayer for a special grace through the intercession of Blessed Stanislaus Papczynski:

"Our Lord and God, grant us this grace ... through the intercession of Blessed Stanislaus that I (we) may be marked by unwavering trust in You, especially when You lead me (us) upon a thorny path toward the glorious promises of Your love. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be to the Father...

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June 2, 2016, 10:47 pm

Consecration to the Sacred Heart

In honor of the Feast of the Sacred Heart we are sharing a Consecration to the Sacred Heart our Lord Jesus Christ by Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque:

"I give myself and consecrate to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, my person and my life, my actions, pains and sufferings, so that I may be unwilling to make use of any part of my being other than to honor, love and glorify the Sacred Heart. This is my unchanging purpose, namely, to be all His, and to do all things for the love of Him, at the same time renouncing with all my heart whatever is displeasing to Him. I therefore take You, O Sacred heart, to be the only object of my love, the guardian of my life, my assurance of salvation, the remedy of my weakness and inconstancy, the atonement for all the faults of my life and my sure refuge at the hour of death.

Be then, O Heart of goodness, my justification before God the Father, and turn away from me the strokes of his righteous anger. O Heart of love, I put all my confidence in You, for I fear everything from my own wickedness and frailty, but I hope for all things from Your goodness and bounty.

Remove from me all that can displease You or resist Your holy will; let your pure love imprint Your image so deeply upon my heart, that I shall never be able to forget You or to be separated from You.

May I obtain from all Your loving kindness the grace of having my name written in Your Heart, for in You I desire to place all my happiness and glory, living and dying in bondage to You. Amen."


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June 2, 2016, 10:37 pm

Feast of the Sacred Heart 2016

Feast of the Sacred Heart - Let us pray for the conversion of all souls that they may come to know Jesus more and more each day, especially those who have hardened or lukewarm hearts. Please lift all souls you would like to pray for as we meditate on this prayer by Saint Margaret Mary:

"Loving Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, your move hearts that are harder than rock, you melt spirits that are colder than ice, and you reach souls that are more impenetrable than diamonds.

Touch my heart with your sacred wounds and permeate my soul with your precious Blood, so that wherever I turn I will see only my divine Crucified Lord, and everything I see will appear colored with your blood.

Lord Jesus, let my heart never rest until it finds you, who are its center, its love, and its happiness. By the wound in your heart, pardon the sins that I have committed whether out of malice or out of evil desires. Place my weak heart in your own divine Heart, continually under your protection and guidance, so that I may persevere in doing good and in fleeing evil until my last breath.

Heart of Jesus, save me.
Heart of my Creator, perfect me.
Heart of my Savior, deliver me.
Heart of my Judge, forgive me.
Heart of my Father, govern me.
Heart of my Spouse, love me.
Heart of my Master, teach me.
Heart of my King, crown me.
Heart of my Benefactor, enrich me.
Heart of my Pastor, defend me.
Heart of my Friend, embrace me.
Heart of my infant Jesus, draw me.
Heart of Jesus dying on the cross, pray for me.
Heart of Jesus, I greet you in all your states.
Give yourself to me."

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