Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
O sweet Jesus, Whose overflowing charity for men is requited by so much forgetfulness, negligence and contempt, behold us prostrate before Thy altar eager to repair by a special act of homage the cruel indifference and injuries, to which Thy loving Heart is everywhere subject.
Mindful alas! that we ourselves have had a share in such great indignities, which we now deplore from the depths of our hearts, we humbly ask Thy pardon and declare our readiness to atone by voluntary expiation not only for our own personal offenses, but also for the sins of those, who, straying far from the path of salvation, refuse in their obstinate infidelity to follow Thee, their Shepherd and Leader, or, renouncing the vows of their baptism, have cast off the sweet yoke of Thy Law.
We are now resolved to expiate each and every deplorable outrage committed against Thee; we are determined to make amends for the manifold offenses against Christian modesty in unbecoming dress and behaviour, for all the foul seductions laid to ensnare the feet of the innocent, for the frequent violations of Sundays and holidays, and the shocking blasphemies uttered against Thee and Thy Saints.
We wish also to make amends for the insults to which Thy Vicar on earth and Thy priests are subjected, for the profanation, by conscious neglect or terrible acts of sacrilege, of the very Sacrament of Thy Divine Love; and lastly for the public crimes of nations who resist the rights and teaching authority of the Church which Thou hast founded.
Would, O divine Jesus, we were able to wash away such abominations with our blood. We now offer, in reparation for these violations of Thy divine honour, the satisfaction Thou didst once make to Thy eternal Father on the cross and which Thou dost continue to renews daily on our altars; we offer it in union with the acts of atonement of Thy Virgin Mother and all the Saints and of the pious faithful on earth; and we sincerely promise to make recompense, as far as we can with the help of Thy grace, for all neglect of Thy great love and for the sins we and others have committed in the past. Henceforth we will live a life of unwavering faith, of purity of conduct, of perfect observance of the precepts of the gospel and especially that of charity. We promise to the best of our power to prevent other from offending Thee and to bring as many as possible to follow Thee.
O loving Jesus, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our model in reparation, deign to receive the voluntary offering we make of this act of expiation; and by the crowning gift of perseverance keep us faithful unto death in our duty and the allegiance we owe to Thee, so that we may one day come to that happy home, where Thou with the Father and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest God, world without end. Amen.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen,
Blessed be the most holy and undivided Trinity, now and forevermore. Amen.
Most holy and undivided Trinity, one God in three Persons, I adore Thee with profound humility, and offer Thee, with my whole heart the homage due to Thy Divine Majesty. my God, I return Thee thanks for the innumerable favors and benefits which I have received, especially for my preservation during the past night. I consecrate this day to Thee, and desire to employ it wholly in Thy service, I offer Thee all my thoughts, words, actions and sufferings. Bless them Lord, that they may all be animated by Thy love, and may tend to Thy greater honor and glory.
Adorable Jesus, Divine model of that perfection to which we should all aspire, I am resolved to become like Thee, mild, humble, chaste, zealous, patient, charitable and resigned, I will, in particular, exert all my efforts not to fall this day into the faults I so frequently commit, and which I most earnestly desire to correct.
O My God, thou knowest my weakness and that I can do nothing without the assistance of Thy grace; do not deny it to me, my God! but proportion it to my wants, give me sufficient strength to avoid evil, to practice all the good Thou dost expect of me, and to suffer all the afflictions Thou mayest be pleased to send me.
Our Father. Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven: Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell, the third day He arose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.
I confess to Almighty God, to blessed Mary ever Virgin, to blessed Michael the Archangel, to blessed John the Baptist, to the Holy Apostles, Peter and Paul, and to all the saints, that I have sinned in thought, word and deed, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore, I beseech the blessed Mary ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and all the Saints, to pray to the Lord our God for me.
May the Almighty and merciful Lord have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.
May the Almighty and most merciful Lord, grant us pardon, absolution and remission of all our sins. Amen.
Holy Virgin, Mother of my God, who art also my Mother and Patroness, I place myself under thy protection, and throw myself with confidence under the wings of thy mercy. Be thou, Mother of tenderness, my refuge in trouble, my consolation in trial, and my advocate with thy Divine Son, this day, every day of my life, and particularly at the hour of my death.
Angel from Heaven, my faithful and charitable guide, obtain for me the grace to be docile to thy inspirations, and always to direct my steps in such a manner as never wilfully to stray from the commands of God.
Great Saint, whose name I have the honor to bear, protect and pray for me, that like thee, I may serve God faithfully on earth, and glorify Him eternally in Heaven.
Act Of Faith.
O My God! I firmly believe all the sacred truths which thy Holy Catholic Church believes and teaches, because Thou hast revealed them, Who canst neither deceive nor be deceived.
Act Of Hope.
O my God! relying on Thy infinite goodness and promises, I hope to obtain the pardon of my sins, the assistance of Thy grace, and life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, and by the intercession of His Blessed Mother and all the Saints.
Act Of Love.
O my God! I love Thee above all things, with my whole heart and soul, purely because of Thine infinite perfections; and I love my neighbor as myself for the love of Thee; I forgive all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.
Act Of Contrition.
O my God! I am most heartily sorry for all my sins; I detest them above all things from the bottom of my heart, because they displease Thee, my God who alone art worthy of my love, on account of Thy amiable and adorable perfections; and I firmly purpose with the assistance of Thy holy grace, never more to offend Thee, and to do all that I can to atone for my sins.
Lord Jesus, be pleased to shield with the protection of Thy Divine heart, the Bishop protector of the Community of the Canon Regulars of Saint Augustine.
Grant, my God, that during Meditation, all my thoughts, and all the intentions of my heart and soul, may tend entirely to thy greater honor and glory.
Come, Holy Ghost ! replenish the hearts of thy faithful, and kindle in them the fire of Thy love send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created, and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
O God! Who by the light of the Holy Ghost, didst instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant us by the same Holy Spirit, a love and relish for what is right and just, and the constant enjoyment of His comforts, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Hail Mary, etc.
In the name of the Father, etc.
I adore Thee, my God, with the dispositions with which the presence of thy Sovereign greatness inspires me. I believe in Thee, because Thou art infinitely good; I love thee with my whole heart, because Thou art supremely amiable, and I love my neighbor as myself for the love of Thee.
What thanks, my God, should I not return Thee for the many favors Thou hast been pleased to bestow on me. Thou hast thought of me from all eternity; Thou didst draw me out of nothing and Thou dost continue daily to load me with innumerable blessings. Alas! my God, what can I return to Thee for such bounty. Unite with me, ye blessed Spirits, in praising the God of mercies, who never ceases to confer favors, even on the most ungrateful and unworthy of all his creatures.
Come, Holy Spirit, Eternal source of light, dispel the darkness that conceals from me the malice and deformity of my sins. Grant, my God! that I may detest them if possible as much as Thou dost, and that I may dread nothing so much as to commit any in future. What would I not give, O my God! had I never offended Thee? but since I have been so unhappy as to displease Thee, I am resolved to testify my grief by leading a more regular life. I renounce all my sins, and the occasions of them, especially those into which I have had the weakness so frequently to relapse; and if Thou wilt give me Thy grace as I most fervently hope and implore, I will strive to fulfil all my obligations, and nothing shall be capable of witholding me when called upon to serve Thee.
Our Father, etc.
Hail Mary, etc.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, etc.
I confess to Almighty God, etc.
Bless, Lord, the repose I am about to take, in order to repair my strength, and thus become better enabled to serve Thee. Holy Virgin, Mother of God, and after Him my only hope, my good angel, my holy patron, intercede for me; protect me during this coming night, through my whole life and particularly at the hour of my death. Pour down Thy blessings, Lord, upon my parents, benefactors, friends and enemies. Protect all those placed over me in authority, whether spiritual or temporal. Succor the poor, all who are in prison, the sick, the agonizing, and the traveller. Convert the hearts of heretics, and enlighten the minds of infidels.
O God of bounty and mercy, take pity on the souls of the faithful suffering in Purgatory; deliver them from their torments; and grant eternal life and rest to those for whom I am bound to pray.
Remember, O most pious Virgin Mary, that no one ever had recourse to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy mediation, without obtaining relief. Relying on thy goodness and mercy, I cast myself at thy feet, and do most humbly supplicate thee, O mother of the Eternal Word, to adopt me as thy child, and take upon thyself the care of my salvation.
O let it not be said, my dearest Mother, that I have perished at thy sacred feet, where no one ever found but mercy, grace and salvation.
Prayer Before A Crucifix.
Pope Pius VII, by a decree of the S. Congr. of Indulgences, dated April 10, 1821, granted a Plenary Indulgence to all who recite devoutly the following prayer before a crucifix, with contrite hearts, and praying for the wants of the church, after having confessed and communicated.
O gentle and compassionate Jesus, humbly prostrate before thee, I conjure thee with all the ardor of my soul to deign to imprint in my heart deep and fervent sentiments of faith, hope, and charity, a true repentance for my transgressions with a firmly determined will to correct myself—while with sincere affection and heartfelt sorrow I interiorly contemplate thy five sacred wounds and call to mind the prediction of thy royal Prophet: They pierced my hands and my feet; they numbered all my bones. (Ps. XII.17. 18.)
(From the Raccolta.)
Prayer For The Conversion Of Sinners.
(By St. Francis of Sales.)
Pardon, O my God, pardoning grace for so many souls that daily sink into eternal perdition! Behold Satan darts from the abyss marching forward to horrible conquest—he excites his infernal legions, crying souls! souls!—fly to the destruction of souls! and souls like autumn leaves fall into the eternal gulf! We also, my God, cry to thee—souls! souls!—we would win souls to thee to prove our love, and to cancel our debt of gratitude. Canst thou refuse us my God? we supplicate thee by the wounds of Jesus our Saviour and Spouse—those adorable wounds press thee as so many eloquent mouths—“Pardon, Father, pardon those guilty ones, for they are the price of thy blood, give me the souls that have cost me so dear.” Merciful God wilt thou refuse them to thy Son, we ask them of thee with him and in his name, for thy greater glory, and through the intercession of the heart of Mary.
Say three times: Heart of Jesus, refuge of sinners, have mercy on us.
Heart of Mary, refuge of sinners, pray for us.