Monday, May 24, 2010

Heart's Ponder

"True virtue has no limits, but goes on and on, and especially holy charity, which is the virtue of virtues, and which having a definite object, would become infinite if it could meet with a heart capable of infinity." -St. Francis de Sales

How beautiful is this quote? ...if it could meet with a heart capable of infinity!

What does this say to you?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The USA Chaplet NEW

For those who do not know, a chaplet is in the form of a traditional rosary but doesn’t have quite as many beads. Like the rosary it is used for prayer and reflection. There are many chaplets, but the new one covered in this post is called the USA Chaplet.

The dear lady who prayed about and brought us this new chaplet is named Mary. She has the Nihil Obstat from her local bishop, and this devotion is now available for the faithful. The USA Chaplet is a much needed prayer for our country. For decades we’ve seen our society sinking due to decaying morals.

The USA Chaplet consists of a Trinity Crucifix, Scapular center piece, 30 beads and is in the colors of the USA which also reflects the Father, Son, Holy Spirit and Our Lady. Each group includes the Trinity and Our Lady, hence the 4 beads. The Pater's are in a deeper Royal blue because God is the King of the universe.

On the Crucifix we pray The Creed
1st bead from Crucifix pray the Our Father (clear/white - The Father's Love & Mercy)
2nd bead from Crucifix pray the Fatima prayer (red - Precious Blood of Jesus)
3rd bead from Crucifix pray the Glory be (clear/white - The Spirit's Guidance & Power)
4th bead from Crucifix pray the Hail Mary (light blue - for Mary & obedience)
5th bead from Crucifix pray for Help for the most vulnerable as follows:
"Merciful Lord, please protect and save the most vulnerable; the unborn, disabled, sick, elderly and those that know not Your Love and Mercy."

The Creed – Pray on the Crucifix

Our Father/Lord's Prayer/Pater – 1st bead
[Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4]

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

Fatima Prayer – 2nd bead
Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell ... lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy. Amen

Glory be – 3rd bead
Glory be to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be world without end. Amen

Hail Mary/Ave – 4th bead
[Luke 1:28-35, 42-48]

Hail 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

Then pray 5 groups of 4 beads preceded by a Pater:

On the chain before the Pater's: Pray,"Most loving Father, may Your Will be done on earth as it is in heaven."

On the Pater's: Pray, "Sweetest Jesus, for the sake of those that love You, by merit of Your Holy Passion, lift not Your Protective Hand from us and please bless the USA!"

On the Ave's: Pray, "Eternal God, united to the Perfect & Holy Passion of Jesus, we offer You our joys, sorrows, breaths, heartbeats and tears to strengthen the faithful, renew the lukewarm, restore the fallen away and convert the proud."

In Conclusion: Pray, "Merciful Father, whose tender Love has no bounds, grant, in Your Goodness and Mercy that we always embrace Your Perfect Will in all things with a joyful heart. Please cover us with the Precious Blood of Jesus in which we trust and rely. Send the Holy Spirit to renew our souls and our land that it may bring You honor and glory and we may, once again, be a nation under God! Bring us daily closer to the Sacred & Immaculate Hearts and increase our Faith that we may always strengthen each other, in Jesus' Name. Amen."

Click here to order your USA Chaplet