Friday, April 28, 2017

Litaniae Cordis Sanctae Iesu (Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus)

Litaniae Cordis Sanctae Iesu (Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus)

In 1899 Pope Leo XIII approved this Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for public use. This litany is actually a synthesis of several other litanies dating back to the 17th century. Father Croiset composed a litany in 1691 from which 17 invocations were used by Venerable Anne Madeleine Remuzat when she composed her litany in 1718 at Marseille. She joined an additional 10 invocations to those of Father Croiset, for a total of 27 invocations.  Six more invocations written by Sister Madeleine Joly of Dijon in 1686 were added by the Sacred Congregation for Rites when it was approved for public use in 1899. This makes a total of 33 invocations, one for each year of life of our Lord Jesus Christ. A partial indulgence is attached to this litany.

Kyrie, eleison  Kyrie, eleison.
Christe, eleison    Christe, eleison.
Kyrie, eleison  Kyrie, eleison.

Christe, audi nos   Christe, audi nos.
Christe, exaudi nos.    Christe, exaudi nos.

Pater de caelis, Deus,  miserere nobis.
Fili, Redemptor mundi, Deus,    miserere nobis.
Spiritus Sancte, Deus,  miserere nobis.
Sancta Trinitas, unus Deus, miserere nobis.

Cor Iesu, Filii Patris aeterni, miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, in sinu Virginis Matris a Spiritu Sancto formatum miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, Verbo Dei substantialiter unitum, miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, maiestatis inifinitae,    miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, templum Dei sanctum,  miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, tabernaculum Altissimi,   miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, domus Dei et porta caeli, miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, fornax ardens caritatis,  miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, iustitiae et amoris receptaculum, miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, bonitate et amore plenum, miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, virtutem omnium abyssus,  miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, omni laude dignissimum,   miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, rex et centrum omnium cordium,    miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, in quo sunt omnes thesauri sapientiae et scientiae, miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, in quo habitat omnis plenitudo divinitatis,   miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, in quo Pater sibi bene complacuit,    miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, de cuius plenitudine omnes nos accepimus, miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, desiderium collium aeternorum,    miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, patiens et multae misericordiae,  miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, dives in omnes qui invocant te,   miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, fons vitae et sanctitatis,    miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, propitiatio pro peccatis nostris, miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, saturatum opprobriis, miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, attritum propter scelera nostra,  miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, usque ad mortem obediens factum,  miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, lancea perforatum,    miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, fons totius consolationis,    miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, vita et resurrectio nostra,   miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, pax et reconciliatio nostra,  miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, victima peccatorum,   miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, salus in te sperantium,   miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, spes in te morientium,    miserere nobis.
Cor Iesu, deliciae Sanctorum omnium,    miserere nobis.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,    parce nobis, Domine.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,    exaudi nos, Domine.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,    miserere nobis, Domine.

 V. Iesu, mitis et humilis Corde,
R. Fac cor nostrum secundum Cor tuum.

Oremus:

Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, respice in Cor dilectissimi Filii tui et in laudes et satisfactiones, quas in nomine peccatorum tibi persolvit, iisque misericordiam tuam petentibus, tu veniam concede placatus in nomine eiusdem Filii tui Iesu Christi: Qui tecum vivit et regnat in saecula saeculorum. Amen

Monday, April 24, 2017

Sacred Heart of Jesus Devotions - Novena Prayer

Novena Prayer

Divine Jesus, You have said, "Ask and you shall receive; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you." Behold me kneeling at Your feet, filled with a lively faith and confidence in the promises dictated by Your Sacred Heart to Saint Margaret Mary. I come to ask this favor: Mention your request).

To whom can I turn if not to You, Whose Heart is the source of all graces and merits? Where should I seek if not in the treasure which contains all the riches of Your kindness and mercy? Where should I knock if not at the door through which God gives Himself to us and through which we go to God? I have recourse to You, Heart of Jesus. In You, I find consolation when afflicted, protection when persecuted, strength when burdened with trials, and light in doubt and darkness.

Dear Jesus, I firmly believe that You can grant me the grace I implore, even though it should require a miracle. You have only to will it and my prayer will be granted. I admit that I am most unworthy of Your favors, but this is not a reason for me to be discouraged. You are the God of mercy, and You will not refuse a contrite heart. Cast upon me a look of mercy, I beg of You, and Your kind Heart will find in my miseries and weakness a reason for granting my prayer.

Sacred Heart, whatever may be Your decision with regard to my request, I will never stop adoring, loving, praising, and serving You. My Jesus, be pleased to accept this my act of perfect resignation to the decrees of Your adorable Heart, which I sincerely desire may be fulfilled in and by me and all Your creatures forever.

Grant me the grace for which I humbly implore You through the Immaculate Heart of Your most sorrowful Mother. You entrusted me to her as her child, and her prayers are all-powerful with You. Amen.

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