O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended You
and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of
heaven and the pains of hell, but most of all because
they offend you, my God, who are all good and deserving
of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of your
grace, to confess my sins, to do penance and to amend
call to conversion and penance, like that of the prophets
before Him, does not aim first at outward works, "sackcloth
and ashes," fasting and mortification, but at the
CONVERSION OF THE HEART, INTERIOR CONVERSION. Without
this, such penances remain sterile and false; however,
interior conversion urges expression in visible signs,
gestures and works of penance.
repentance is a radical reorientation of our whole life,
a return, a conversion to God with all our heart, an
end of sin, a turning away from evil, with repugnance
toward the evil actions we have committed. At the same
time it entails the desire and resolution to change
one's life, with hope in God's mercy and trust in the
help of His grace."
from the Catechism of the Catholic Church; 1430-31.
The Angelus is traditionally recited morning (6:00 a.m.),
noon and evening (6:00 p.m.) throughout the year except
during Paschal time, when the Regina Coeli is recited
The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary, etc.
Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to thy word.
Hail Mary, etc.
And the Word was made Flesh.
R. And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary, etc.
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts,
that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son was
made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion
and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection.
Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Soul of Christ, make me holy. Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, fill me with love. Water from Christ's
side, wash me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. Good
Jesus, hear me. Within your wounds, hide me. Never let
me be parted from you. From the evil enemy, protect
me. At the hour of my death, call me. And tell me to
come to you. That with your saints I may praise you.
Through all eternity. Amen.
Anima Christi is a prayer from around the 14th century.
It is still widely used after receiving the body and
blood of Our Lord, Jesus Christ in Holy Communion.
love You, O my God, and my only desire is to love You
until the last breath of my life. I love You, O my infinitely
lovable God, and I would rather die loving You, than
live without loving You. I love You, Lord and the only
grace I ask is to love You eternally....My God, if my
tongue cannot say in every moment that I love You, I
want my heart to repeat it to You as often as I draw
Saint John Vianney.
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 Spirit, born of the Virgin
Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified,
died and was buried. He descended into hell; the third
day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven,
is seated 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 Spirit, the Holy Catholic
Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of
sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.
Symbolum Apostolorum was developed between the second
and ninth centuries. It is the most popular creed used
in worship by Western Christians. Its central doctrines
are those of the Trinity and God the Creator.
has it that the Apostles wrote this creed on the tenth
day after Christ's ascension into heaven. That is not
the case, though the name stuck. However, each of the
doctrines found in the creed can be traced to statements
current in the apostolic period. The earliest written
version of the creed is perhaps the Interrogatory Creed
of Hippolytus (ca. A.D. 215). The current form is first
found in the writings of Caesarius of Arles (d 542).
creed was apparently used as a summary of Christian
doctrine for baptismal candidates in the churches of
Rome. Hence it is also known as The Roman Symbol. As
in Hippolytus' version it was given in question and
answer format with the baptismal candidates answering
in the affirmative that they believed each statement.
Jesus, through the immaculate heart of Mary, I offer
you my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day
in union with the holy sacrifice of the Mass throughout
the world. I offer them for all the intentions of your
sacred heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for
sin, the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for
the intentions of our bishops and of all the apostles
of prayer, and in particular for those recommended by
our Holy Father this month.
be God. Blessed be His Holy Name. Blessed be Jesus Christ,
true God and true Man. Blessed be the Name of Jesus.
Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart. Blessed be Jesus in
the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Blessed be the
great Mother of God, Mary most Holy. Blessed be her
Holy and Immaculate Conception. Blessed be her Glorious
Assumption. Blessed be the Name of Mary, Virgin and
Mother. Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints.
my God, at the end of this day I thank You most heartily
for all the graces I have received from You. I am sorry
that I have not made a better use of them. I am sorry
for all the sins I have committed against You. Forgive
me, O my God, and graciously protect me this night.
Blessed Virgin Mary, my dear heavenly mother, take me
under your protection. St. Joseph, my dear Guardian
Angel, and all you saints of God, pray for me. Sweet
Jesus, have pity on all poor sinners, and save them
from hell. Have mercy on the suffering souls in purgatory...
(followed by an Act of Contrition)
BE TO THE FATHER
be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.
Holy Angel, attendant of my wretched soul and of mine
afflicted life, forsake me not, a sinner, neither depart
from me for mine inconstancy. Give no place to the evil
demon to subdue me with the oppression of this mortal
body; but take me by my wretched and outstretched hand,
and lead me in the way of salvation. Yea, O holy Angel
of God, the guardian and protector of my hapless soul
and body, forgive me all things whatsoever wherewith
I have troubled thee, all the days of my life, and if
I have sinned in anything this day. Shelter me in this
present night, and keep me from every affront of the
enemy, lest I anger God by any sin; and intercede with
the Lord in my behalf, that He might strengthen me in
the fear of Him, and make me a worthy servant of His
Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are
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.
the name of our Lord Jesus Christ I will begin this
day. I thank you, Lord, for having preserved me during
the night. I will do my best to make all I do today
pleasing to You and in accordance with Your will. My
dear mother Mary, watch over me this day. My Guardian
Angel, take care of me. St. Joseph and all you saints
of God, pray for me... (followed by Daily Offering)
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.
us Oh Lord, and these thy gifts, which we are about
to receive, from thy bounty, through Christ, Our Lord.
Lord Jesus Christ, Who said to Your Apostles: "Peace
I leave with you, My peace I give to you," regard
not my sins but the faith of Your Church, and deign
to give her peace and unity according to Your Will:
Who live and reign, God, world without end. Amen.
FOR THE TROOPS
hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as
they protect us. Bless them and their families for the
selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need.
I ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
TO OUR LADY
O most loving Virgin Mary, that never was it known that
anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help,
or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired
with this confidence, we turn to you, O Virgins of virgins,
our Mother. To you we come, before you we stand, sinful
and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, do not
despise our petitions, but in your mercy hear us and
answer us. Amen.
TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
into me Holy Spirit, That all my thoughts may be holy.
Move in me, Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy.
Attract my heart, Holy Spirit, that I may love only
what is holy. Strengthen me, Holy Spirit, that I may
defend all that is holy. Protect me, Holy Spirit, that
I always may be holy. PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT: Spirit
of wisdom and understanding, enlighten our minds to
perceive the mysteries of the universe in relation to
eternity. Spirit of right judgment and courage, guide
us and make us firm in our baptismal decision to follow
Jesus' way of love. Spirit of knowledge and reverence,
help us to see the lasting value of justice and mercy
in our everyday dealings with one another. May we respect
life as we work to solve problems of family and nation,
economy and ecology. Spirit of God, spark our faith,
hope and love into new action each day. Fill our lives
with wonder and awe in your presence which penetrates
all creation. Amen.
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Each Mystery is approximately 13.5 minutes in length.
God is worth 13 minutes out of our busy day.
God, you speak to us and nourish us through the life
of this Church community. In the name of Jesus, we ask
you to send your Spirit to us so that men and women
among us will respond to your call to service and leadership
in the Church as priests, sisters and brothers. May
those who are opening their hearts and minds to your
call be encouraged and strengthened through our enthusiasm
in your service.