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August is the month of the Immaculate Heart
« on: July 31, 2020, 07:10:46 AM »
Tomorrow begins August, the month traditionally dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Maybe we should pray to Our Lady of Fatima, or try to fulfil the four parts of devotion to her heart if circumstances permit:
  • To offer up every day the sacrifices demanded by one's daily duty to the faithful observance of God's law,
  • To say five decades of the Rosary daily while meditating on the mysteries,
  • To wear the brown scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel as a sign and reminder of personal consecration to Our Lady and
  • On the first Saturday of five consecutive months, with the intention of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, confess and receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary, and keep company with Our Lady for fifteen minutes while meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary.

The first Saturday will be August 1st tomorrow. Unfortunately, I'm still away from the sacraments for now, but I take it that most of us have access.

The Raccolta gave a plenary indulgence, under the normal conditions, for those who recite a Chaplet of the Immaculate Heart every day in a month:
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IMMACULATE Virgin, who, conceived without sin, didst direct every movement of thy pure heart to GOD, ever the object of thy love, and who wast ever most submissive to his will, obtain for me the grace to hate sin with my whole heart, and to learn of thee to live in perfect resignation to the will of GOD. PATER once, Ave seven times. Heart of Mary, pierced with grief, set my heart on fire with the love of GOD.

Mary, I wonder at thy deep humility when thy blessed heart was troubled at the gracious message brought thee by Gabriel the Archangel how that thou wast chosen to be Mother of the SON of GOD Most High and didst still proclaim thyself his humble handmaid; in great confusion at my pride, I ask thee for the grace of a contrite and humble heart, that, knowing my own misery, I may obtain that crown of glory promised to those who are truly humble of heart. PATER once, Ave seven times; Heart of Mary, etc.

Sweetest Heart or Mary, precious treasury, wherein the Blessed Virgin kept the words of JESUS whilst she thought on the high mysteries which she had heard from the lips of her Son, and whereby she learned to live for GOD alone; how does the coldness of my heart confound me! Dearest Mother, obtain for me grace so to meditate within my heart upon the holy law of GOD, that I may strive to follow thee in the fervent practice of every Christian virtue. PATER once, Ave seven times; Heart of Mary, etc. 

Glorious Queen of Martyrs, whose sacred heart was cruelly transfixed in the bitter Passion of thy Son by the sword foretold by the holy old man, Simeon, obtain for my heart true courage and a holy patience to bear well the troubles and adversities of this miserable life, and, by crucifying my flesh with its desires in following the mortification of the Cross, to show myself truly thy son. PATER once, Ave seven times; Heart of Mary, etc. O Mary, Mystic Rose, whose loving heart, burning with the living fire of charity, accepted us for thy children at the foot of the Cross, whereby thou didst become our most tender Mother; make me feel the sweetness of thy maternal heart, and thy power with JESUS in all the perils of this mortal life, and especially in the terrible hour of death, that so my heart, united with thine own, may love JESUS now and throughout all ages. Amen. PATER once, Ave seven times; Heart of Mary, etc.

Let us entreat the Most Sacred Heart of JESUS to inflame us with his holy love. O DIVINE Heart of JESUS, I consecrate myself to Thee, full of deep gratitude for the many blessings I have received, and daily receive, from thy infinite charity. I thank Thee with my whole heart for having also vouchsafed to give me thine own Mother to be my Mother, consigning me to her in the person of the beloved Disciple. Grant unto me that my heart may ever burn with this love of Thee, and so may find in Thee its peace, its refuge and its happiness. 

Would anybody be interested in a reading group of one of the books about Fatima, maybe Sr. Lucia's memoirs? I would be grateful if anybody knew where or if the Calls from the message of Fatima and the second volume of In Lucia's Own Words can be read for free online.
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