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St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into Hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen. Advertise Now

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"Jesus' Baptism"

Why did Jesus, the sinless one sent from the Father in heaven, submit himself to John's baptism? John preached a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (Luke 3:3). In this humble submission we see a foreshadowing of the "baptism" of Jesus bloody death upon the cross. Jesus' baptism is the acceptance and the beginning of his mission as God's suffering Servant (Isaiah 52:13-15; 53:1-12). He allowed himself to be numbered among sinners. Jesus submitted himself entirely to his Father's will. Out of love he consented to this baptism of death for the remission of our sins. Do you know the joy of trust and submission to God? Read More »

LITANY OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT

Written by St. Peter Julian Eymard, the founder of the Blessed Sacrament Fathers. This litany is ecclsiastically approved for liturgical use and has the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur.

Lord, have mercy.
R. Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.
R. Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.
R. Lord, have mercy.

Christ, hear us.
R. Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven,
R. have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
R. have mercy on us.

God the Holy Spirit,
R. have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God,
R. have mercy on us.

Jesus, Eternal High Priest of the Eucharistic Sacrifice,
R. have mercy on us.

Jesus, Divine Victim on the Altar for our salvation,
R. have mercy on us.

Jesus, hidden under the appearance of bread,
R. have mercy on us.

Jesus, dwelling in the tabernacles of the world,
R. have mercy on us.

Jesus, really, truly and substantially present in the Blessed Sacrament, R. have mercy on us.

Jesus, abiding in Your fulness, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, R. have mercy on us.

Jesus, Bread of Life,
R. have mercy on us.

Jesus, Bread of Angels,
R. have mercy on us.

Jesus, with us always until the end of the world,
R. have mercy on us.

Sacred Host, summit and source of all worship and Christian life,
R. have mercy on us.

Sacred Host, sign and cause of the unity of the Church,
R. have mercy on us.

Sacred Host, adored by countless angels,
R. have mercy on us.

Sacred Host, spiritual food,
R. have mercy on us.

Sacred Host, Sacrament of love,
R. have mercy on us.

Sacred Host, bond of charity,
R. have mercy on us.

Sacred Host, greatest aid to holiness,
R. have mercy on us.

Sacred Host, gift and glory of the priesthood,
R. have mercy on us.

Sacred Host, in which we partake of Christ,
R. have mercy on us.

Sacred Host, in which the soul is filled with grace,
R. have mercy on us.

Sacred Host, in which we are given a pledge of future glory, R. have mercy on us.

Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.

Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.

Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.

For those who do not believe in Your Eucharistic presence, R. have mercy, O Lord.

For those who are indifferent to the Sacrament of Your love, R. have mercy on us.

For those who have offended You in the Holy Sacrament of the Altar, R. have mercy on us.

That we may show fitting reverence when entering Your holy temple, R. we beseech You, hear us.

That we may make suitable preparation before approaching the Altar, R. we beseech You, hear us.

That we may receive You frequently in Holy Communion with real devotion and true humility, R. we beseech You, hear us.

That we may never neglect to thank You for so wonderful a blessing, R. we beseech You, hear us.

That we may cherish time spent in silent prayer before You, R. we beseech You, hear us.

That we may grow in knowledge of this Sacrament of sacraments, R. we beseech You, hear us.

That all priests may have a profound love of the Holy Eucharist, R. we beseech You, hear us.

That they may celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in accordance with its sublime dignity, R. we beseech You, hear us.

That we may be comforted and sanctified with Holy Viaticum at the hour of our death, R. we beseech You, hear us.

That we may see You one day face to face in Heaven, R. we beseech You, hear us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, R. spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, R. graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world, R. have mercy on us, O Lord.

V. O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine,
R. all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment Thine.

Let us pray,
Most merciful Father,
You continue to draw us to Yourself
through the Eucharistic Mystery.
Grant us fervent faith in this Sacrament of love,
in which Christ the Lord Himself is contained, offered and received.

We make this prayer through the same Christ our Lord. R. Amen.

Nihil Obstat: Very Reverend Peter J. Kenny, D.D.,
Diocesan Censor
Imprimatur: Most Reverend Denis J Hart DD
Titular Bishop of Vagada
Vicar General
Date: May 18th, 2000

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LIVES OF THE SAINTS

AUGUST 1
ST. ALPHONSUS LIGUORI

St. Alphonsus was born near Naples, Italy, in 1732. Read More »

AUGUST 2
ST. EUSEBIUS

St. Eusebius was born on the island of Sardinia, Italy, around 283. Read More »

AUGUST 3
ST. PETER JULIAN EYMARD

St. Peter Julian Eymard was born in a small town in the diocese of Grenoble, France in 1786. Read More »

AUGUST 4
BLESSED FREDERIC JANSSOONE

Blessed Frederic Janssoone was born in Flanders in 1838. Read More »

AUGUST 5
DEDICATION OF ST. MARY MAJOR

St. Mary Major is important to Christendom for three reasons: Read More »

AUGUST 6
THE TRANSFIGURATION

St. Mary Major is important to Christendom for three reasons: Read More »

AUGUST 7
ST. CAJETAN

St. Cajetan was born in Vicenza, Italy, in 1480, the son of a count. Read More »

AUGUST 8
ST. DOMINIC

St. Dominic was born in Castile, Spain, in 1170. Read More »

AUGUST 9
BLESSED JOHN OF RIETI

Blessed John lived in the first half of the fourteenth century. Read More »

AUGUST 10
ST. LAWRENCE

St. Lawrence, the famous martyr of Rome, lived in the third century. Read More »

AUGUST 11
ST. CLARE

St. Clare was born around 1193 in Assisi, Italy. She lived at the time of St. Francis of Assisi.Read More »

AUGUST 14
ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE

Raymond Kolbe was born in Poland in 1894. Read More »

AUGUST 15
THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

This feast of Mary celebrates a special privilege of Mary, our Mother.Read More »

AUGUST 16
ST. STEPHEN OF HUNGARY

St. Stephen was born around 969 in Hungary. This saint's name.. Read More »

AUGUST 17
BLESSED JOAN DELANOUE

St. Joan Delanoue was born in 1666. Her family had a small but..Read More »

AUGUST 18
ST. JANE FRANCES DE CHANTAL

St. Jane was born in Dijon, France, in 1572.Read More »

AUGUST 19
ST. JOHN EUDES

St. John Eudes was born in Normandy, France, in 1601.Read More »

AUGUST 20
ST. BERNARD

St. Bernard was born in 1090 in Dijon, France.Read More »

AUGUST 21
ST. PIUS X

St. Pius X, the great pope, was named Joseph Sarto. He was born in 1835, the son of a mailman in Riese.. Read More »

AUGUST 23
ST. ROSE OF LIMA

St. Rose, the South American saint, was born in Lima, Peru, in 1586.Read More »

AUGUST 24
ST. BARTHOLOMEW

"Bartholomew" was one of the first followers of Jesus.Read More »

AUGUST 25
ST. LOUIS OF FRANCE

St. Louis was born on April 25, 1214. His father was King Louis VIII of France and his mother was Queen..Read More »

AUGUST 25
ST. JOSEPH CALASANZ

St. Joseph was born in 1556, in his father's castle in Spain. He went to college and became a lawyer.Read More »

AUGUST 26
ST. ELIZABETH BICHIER

St. Elizabeth was born in 1773. As a little girl, her favorite game was building castles in the sand. Read More »

AUGUST 27
ST. MONICA

St. Monica, the famous mother of St. Augustine, was born in 332 in Tagaste, northern Africa. Read More »

AUGUST 28
ST. AUGUSTINE

St. Augustine was born in Tagaste in modern Algeria on November 13, 354. This famous son of St. Monica spent many years in wicked living and in..Read More »

AUGUST 29
BEHEADING OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

St. John the Baptist was a cousin of Jesus. His mother was St. Elizabeth and his father was Zechariah. Read More »

AUGUST 30
ST. PAMMACHIUS

"St. Pammachius was a distinguished Christian layman who lived in the fourth century.Read More »

AUGUST 31
ST. AIDAN

St. Aidan was a seventh-century Irish monk. He lived at the great monastery of Iona, which St. Columban had founded.Read More »

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