…the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.
– John 6:47-5
O God, who in this wonderful Sacrament have left us a memorial of your Passion, grant us, we pray, so to revere the sacred mysteries of your Body and Blood that we may always experience in ourselves the fruits of your redemption.
– From the Collect of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.
The Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit
O Lord Jesus Christ, Who, before ascending into heaven, didst promise to send the Holy Spirit to finish Thy work in the souls of Thy Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me, that He may perfect in my soul the work of Thy grace and Thy love.
Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal, the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Thy divine truth, the Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining Heaven, the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with Thee, and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation, the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints, the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable, the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God, and may dread in any way to displease Him.
Mark me, dear Lord, with the sign of Thy true disciples and animate me in all things with Thy Spirit. Amen.
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O almighty and eternal God, Lord of both the living and the dead, Your mercy extends to all men foreknown by faith and a good life. Through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our mother, and of all the saints, grant Your merciful pardon to all mothers for whom we pray, whether they are still living in this world or have departed from this flesh into the world to come. Especially, dear Lord, grant the requests I now make of you for my own beloved mother…
Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia. The Son whom you merited to bear, alleluia, has risen as he said, alleluia. Pray for us to God, alleluia.
Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia!
For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia!
The Joy of Love, the post-synodal apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis is now in stock. Published by USCCB communications, $13.95. Please call 703-273-5956 to reserve your copy today.
In Real Mercy Father Philippe turns his focus on mercy in this book that developed from talks given on the first three days of the Year of Mercy beginning Dec. 8, 2015.
On that feast day of the Immaculate Conception, he explored how Mary, the Mother of Jesus, is an exemplar of mercy to the Church and the entire world. In a discreet but vital way she dispenses graces and favors with the compassion of a mother. His second essay on forgiveness in families hits home with everyone. No one has escaped the ill feeling and bitterness caused by strife and misunderstanding within the family, and yet the same family is intended to be the path for both earthly and eternal happiness. The author brings to light vivid examples of how lack of forgiveness causes severe damage while forgiveness heals and restores broken relationships. Finally, he uses the writings of St. Therese of Lisieux to show how trust in God’s mercy leads to extraordinary supernatural effects in one’s life and in the lives of those one touches.
Father Philippe’s writings are some of our most popular books. His website is frjacquesphillippe.com.
Now in stock.
Number of Pages: 96
The next consecration start date is April 10th to end on May 13, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. We have the do-it-yourself retreat manual in stock.