August is the Month of The Immaculate Heart of Mary


Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Prayer:

I,   N.   , a faithless sinner-- renew and ratify today in thy hands, O Immaculate Mother, the vows of my Baptism; I renounce forever Satan, his pomps and works; and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom, to carry my cross after Him all the days of my life, and to be more faithful to Him than I have ever been before.

In the presence of all the heavenly court I choose thee this day, for my Mother and Mistress. I deliver and consecrate to thee, as thy slave, my body and soul, my goods, both interior and exterior, and even the value of all my good actions, past, present and future; leaving to thee the entire and full right of disposing of me, and all that belongs to me, without exception, according to thy good pleasure, for the greater glory of God, in time and in eternity. Amen.

St. Louis-De Montfort's Consecration taken from The Secret of the Rosary.

Litany Prayer:

Lord, have mercy
Lord,have mercy


Christ, have mercy
Christ, have mercy

Lord, have mercy
Lord, have mercy

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 Spirit,
Have mercy on us

Holy Trinity, one God,
Have mercy on us

Heart of Mary,
Pray for us

Heart of Mary, after Godís own Heart,
Pray for us

Heart of Mary, in union with the Heart of Jesus,
Pray for us

Heart of Mary, the vessel of the Holy Spirit,
Pray for us

Heart of Mary, shrine of the Trinity,
Pray for us

Heart of Mary, home of the Word,
Pray for us

Heart of Mary, immaculate in your creation,
Pray for us

Heart of Mary, flooded with grace,
Pray for us

Heart of Mary, blessed of all hearts,
Pray for us

Heart of Mary, Throne of glory,
Pray for us

Heart of Mary, Abyss of humbleness,
Pray for us

Heart of Mary, Victim of love,
Pray for us

Heart of Mary, nailed to the cross,
Pray for us

Heart of Mary, comfort of the sad,
Pray for us

Heart of Mary, refuge of the sinner,
Pray for us

Heart of Mary, hope of the dying,
Pray for us

Heart of Mary, seat of mercy,
Pray for us

Lamb of God,
who take away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God,
who take away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God,
who take away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

L: Immaculate Mary, meek and humble of heart.
A: Conform our hearts to the heart of Jesus.

Let us pray:  O most merciful God, who for the salvation of sinners and the refuge of the wretched, has made the Immaculate Heart of Mary most like in tenderness and pity to the Heart of Jesus, grant that we, who now commemorate her most sweet and loving heart, may by her merits and intercession, ever live in the fellowship of the hearts of both Mother and Son, through the same Christ our Lord. Ė Amen.

This litany was written by Venerable Cardinal John Henry Newman. Published in From Parochial and Plain Sermons. c 1997, Ignatius Press, San Francisco, CA.

Act of Reparation

Prayer:

O Most Holy Virgin, and Our Mother, we listen with grief to the complaints of your Immaculate Heart surrounded with the thorns placed therein at every moment by the blasphemies and ingratitude of ungrateful humanity. We are moved by the ardent desire of loving you as Our Mother and of promising a true devotion to Your Immaculate Heart.

We therefore kneel before You to manifest the sorrow we feel for the grievances that people cause You, and to atone by our prayers and sacrifices for the offenses with which they return your love. Obtain for them and for us the pardon of so many sins. Hasten the conversion of sinners that they may love Jesus Christ and cease to offend the Lord, already so much offended. Turn your eyes of mercy toward us, that we may love God with all our heart on earth and enjoy Him forever in Heaven.

Prayer Source: Prayers from Various Websites

 

Information taken fromwww.catholicculture.org


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Feasts in the Month of
August

 

1. Alphonsus Liguori, Memorial
2.
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
4.
John Vianney, Memorial
5.
Dedication of St. Mary Major, Opt. Mem.
6.
Transfiguration, Feast
7.
Sixtus II and companions; Cajetan, Opt. Mem.
8.
Dominic, Memorial
9.
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
10.
Lawrence, Feast
11.
Clare of Assisi, Memorial
13.
Pontian and Hippolytus, Opt. Mem.
14.
Maximilian Kolbe, Memorial
15.
Assumption, Solemnity
16.
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
19.
John Eudes; St. Bernard Tolomei, Opt. Mem.
20.
Bernard, Memorial
21.
Pius X, Sunday
22.
Queenship of Mary, Memorial
23.
Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
24.
Bartholomew, Feast
25.
Louis of France; Joseph Calasanz, Opt. Mem.
27.
Monica, Memorial
28.
Augustine, Memorial
29.
Passion of Saint John the Baptist , Memorial
30.
Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time,
Sunday

 


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