A Priests Concern should always be Salvation of Souls!


Something for us to ponder this Holy Thursday in light of the upcoming synod on families! Pope Benedict XVI at the Holy Thursday Chrism Mass in 2012   criticized dissent from church teachings as illegitimate pathways toward reform and renewal.

Disobedience is not the best way to renew the Church!

Benedict XVI 2012 Chrism Mass

Benedict XVI 2012 Chrism Mass

“We are concerned with the salvation of men and women in body and soul. Zelus animarum leads to salus animarum.  No one should ever have the impression that we work conscientiously when on duty, but before and after hours we belong only to ourselves. A priest never belongs to himself. People must sense our zeal,  through which we bear credible witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Let us ask the Lord to fill us with joy in his message, so that we may serve his truth and his love with joyful zeal.”    –Benedict XVI 2012 Chrism Mass

A Priests Near Death Experience 
Changes His Life!

While reading the Comments and various news reports of the Pope’s address to the Priests on Holy Thursday. I recalled a program I saw on Mother Angelica Live in the late 1980’s about a priest who had a near death experience and how it changed his life.  Fr. Steven Scheier was involved in an accident in 1985 while traveling back to his parish. He had a head-on collision with a pickup truck and with Jesus who had condemned him to Hell.

Fr. Scheier was standing before the judgment of Jesus. He doesn’t know how long it lasted. He says the Lord took him through his entire life, and showed him every incident how he had failed in his priestly service. Before the accident he was thinking there would be time to convert but during his judgment scene, Jesus told him there is no more time. He said he knew he was talking to Truth and when you are talking to Truth you can’t give excuses. At the end of his judgment, his sentence from Jesus was hell. Fr. Scheier said “yes” as that was the only logical thing he deserved.  However, because of his devotion to Our Lady, (he was saying Hail Mary’s aloud as he was dying and then recovering) He was favored by God to have another chance.   At that moment, he heard a woman’s voice say, “Son, will you please spare his life and his eternal soul?” 

The Lord replied, “Mother, he’s been a priest for 12 years for himself and not for me, let him reap the punishment he deserves.” “But Son,’ she said, ‘if we give him special graces and strengths . . . then let’s see if he bears fruit; if not, your will be done.” There was very short pause, after which Jesus said, “Mother, he’s yours.”

I hope by including his story in this post it will help someone to save their own soul.  We so easily put blinders upon our eyes and excuse ourselves from grave faults. Bishops, priests and laity take advantage of the time God has given you today to serve Him!  Pray to God that he will show us the truth about ourselves today! It is not guaranteed we shall see tomorrow!

Also see:

A  priest never belongs to himself he must be configured to Christ!

 Bloggers Banter over Traditions!

The Priestly Blessing is an Epiphany for those with faith!

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Ninth Day of the Novena to the Holy Face The Feast is tomorrow on Shrove Tuesday


DAILY PREPARATORY PRAYER

O Most Holy and Blessed Trinity, through the intercession of Holy Mary, whose soul was pierced through by a sword of sorrow at the sight of the passion of her Divine Son, we ask your help in making a perfect Novena of reparation with Jesus, united with all His sorrows, love and total abandonment. We now implore all the Angels and Saints to intercede for us as we pray this Holy Novena to the Most Holy Face of Jesus and for the glory of the most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen (Start novena)

Ninth Day            

Prayer to Saint Peter

O glorious Saint Peter, who in return for thy lively and generous faith, thy profound and sincere humility and thy burning love, was honored by Jesus Christ with singular privileges, and in particular, with the leadership of the other apostles and the primacy of the whole church, of which thou was made the foundation stone, do thou obtain for us the grace of a lively faith, that shall not fear to profess itself openly in its entirety and in all of its manifestations, even to the shedding of blood, if occasion should demand it, and to the sacrifice of life itself in preference to surrender. Obtain for us likewise a sincere loyalty to our Holy Mother the Church. Grant that we may ever remain most closely and sincerely united to the Holy Father, who is the heir of thy faith and of thy authority, the one true visible head of the Catholic Church. Grant, moreover, that we may follow, in all humility and meekness, the Church’s teaching and counsels and may be obedient to all her precepts, in order to be able here on earth to enjoy a peace that is sure and undisturbed, and to attain one day in heaven to everlasting happiness. Amen.

Mary, our Mother, intercede for us. Saint Joseph pray for us. Through the merits of your precious blood and your Holy Face, O Jesus, grant us our petition……………… Pardon and mercy.
Pray (1) Our Father, (3) Hail Mary’s, (1) Glory Be
O Bleeding Face, O Face Divine, be every adoration Thine. (Three times)

Also See: Jesus Requests a Feast to honor His Holy Face!

Holy Face Devotions remedy for our post Christian Age!

Seeking the Face of Christ During Lent

Holy Face Devotions

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Novena to Honor the Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus Feast is on (Shrove Tuesday)


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Our Lord wanted the novena 9 days before Shrove Tuesday but the novena said any time there is a great need for reparation. Our Lord asked for the nine days before Lent begins but one could also pray the novena anytime during Lent. Maybe nine days before Good Friday. During the novena we will walk with our Lord and compassionate our Lord in his sufferings. “I looked for one to comfort me but I found none.” Psalm 69:20 Will You join me in daily prayer to atone for our sins and let us ask Our Lord to help us to make a good Lent. We do not know if this will be our last lent and the last opportunity for us to do penance.

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Jesus wanted a special Feast on the day before Ash Wednesday (Shrove Tuesday) in honor of His Holy Face, to be preceded by a Novena (9 days) of prayers. This year Ash Wednesday is February 18 and Shrove Tuesday precedes it on February 17. Our novena in honor of the Holy Face begins Sunday February 8, 2015.

Our Lord wanted the novena 9 days before Shrove Tuesday but the novena said any time there is a great need for reparation. Our Lord asked for the nine days before Lent begins but one could also pray the novena anytime during Lent. Maybe nine days before Good Friday. During the novena we will walk with our Lord and compassionate our Lord in his sufferings. “I looked for one to comfort me but I found none.” Psalm 69:20 Will You join me in daily prayer to atone for our sins and let us…

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Today is the 8th Day of the Solemn Novena to the Holy Face of Jesus


DAILY PREPARATORY PRAYER

O Most Holy and Blessed Trinity, through the intercession of Holy Mary, whose soul was pierced through by a sword of sorrow at the sight of the passion of her Divine Son, we ask your help in making a perfect Novena of reparation with Jesus, united with all His sorrows, love and total abandonment. We now implore all the Angels and Saints to intercede for us as we pray this Holy Novena to the Most Holy Face of Jesus and for the glory of the most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen (Start novena)

Eighth Day

Console Holy Face and recite the Daily Preparatory Prayer above

O rescue me, God my helper, and my tongue shall ring out your goodness. O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare your praise. Psalm 51,16-17

Most merciful Face of Jesus, who in this vale of tears was so moved by our misfortunes to call yourself the healer of the sick, and the good Shepherd of the souls gone astray, allow not Satan to draw us away from you, but keep us always under your loving protection, together with all souls who endeavor to console you. Mary, our Mother, intercede for us. Saint Joseph, pray for us. Through the merits of your precious blood and your Holy Face, O Jesus, grant us our petition……………… Pardon and mercy.

Mary, our Mother, intercede for us. Saint Joseph pray for us. Through the merits of your precious blood and your Holy Face, O Jesus, grant us our petition……………… Pardon and mercy.
Pray (1) Our Father, (3) Hail Mary’s, (1) Glory Be
O Bleeding Face, O Face Divine, be every adoration Thine. (Three times)

Also See: Link for Complete Novena Nine Days

Seeking the Face of Christ During Lent

Jesus wants a special feast day to Honor His Holy Face

Holy Face Devotion 

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Seventh Day of the Solemn Novena to the Holy Face feast on Shrove Tuesday


DAILY PREPARATORY PRAYER

Mary JesusO Most Holy and Blessed Trinity, through the intercession of Holy Mary, whose soul was pierced through by a sword of sorrow at the sight of the passion of her Divine Son, we ask your help in making a perfect Novena of reparation with Jesus, united with all His sorrows, love and total abandonment. We now implore all the Angels and Saints to intercede for us as we pray this Holy Novena to the Most Holy Face of Jesus and for the glory of the most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen (Start novena)

Seventh Day

Console Holy Face and recite the Daily Preparatory Prayer above

Psalm 51,14-15.
Give me again the joy of your help,
with a spirit of fervor sustain me,Life3
that I may teach transgressors your ways and sinners may return to you.

Lord Jesus! After contemplating Thy features, disfigured by grief, after meditating upon Thy passion with compunction and love, how can our hearts fail to be inflamed with a holy hatred of sin, which even now outrages Thy Adorable Face! Lord, suffer us not to be content with mere compassion, but give us grace so closely to follow Thee in this Calvary, so that the opprobrium destined for Thee may fall on us, 0 Jesus, that thus we may have a share, small though it may be, in expiation of sin. Amen

                                Prayer in Honor of Mary

Hail Mary, Daughter of God the Father! Hail Mary, Mother of God the Son! Hail Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit! Hail Mary, Temple of the Most Holy Trinity! Hail Mary, our mistress, our wealth, our mystic rose. Queen of our hearts, our Mother, our life, our sweetness and our dearest hope! We are all Thine, and all we have is Thine. O Virgin blessed above all things, may Thy soul be in us to magnify the Lord; may Thy spirit be in us to rejoice in God. Place Thyself, 0 faithful Virgin, as a seal upon our hearts, that in Thee and through Thee we may be found faithful to God. Grant, most gracious Virgin, that we may be numbered among those whom Thou art pleased to love, to teach and to guide, to favor and to protect as Thy children. Grant that with the help of Thy love, we may despise all earthly consolation and cling to heavenly things, until through the Holy Spirit, Thy faithful spouse, and through Thee, His faithful spouse, Jesus Christ, Thy Son, be formed within us for the glory of the Father. Amen. -St. Grignon de Montfort

Mary, our Mother, intercede for us. Saint Joseph pray for us. Through the merits of your precious blood and your Holy Face, O Jesus, grant us our petition……………… Pardon and mercy.
Pray (1) Our Father, (3) Hail Mary’s, (1) Glory Be
O Bleeding Face, O Face Divine, be every adoration Thine. (Three times)

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6th Day of the Solemn Novena to the Holy Face of Jesus


DAILY PREPARATORY PRAYER

Mary JesusO Most Holy and Blessed Trinity, through the intercession of Holy Mary, whose soul was pierced through by a sword of sorrow at the sight of the passion of her Divine Son, we ask your help in making a perfect Novena of reparation with Jesus, united with all His sorrows, love and total abandonment. We now implore all the Angels and Saints to intercede for us as we pray this Holy Novena to the Most Holy Face of Jesus and for the glory of the most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen (Start novena)

Sixth Day

Console Holy Face and recite the Daily Preparatory Prayer above

Prayer to Saint Joseph

Copy of St Joseph Deathj,pgDear Saint Joseph!  Adopt us as thy children, take charge of our salvation; watch over us day and night; preserve us from occasions of sin; obtain for us purity of body and soul,and the spirit of prayer, through thy intercession with Jesus, grant us a spirit of sacrifice, of humility and self-denial; obtain for us a burning love for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and a sweet, tender love for Mary, our Mother. Saint Joseph, be with us in life, be with us in death and obtain for us a favorable judgment from Jesus, our merciful Savior. Amen.

A pure heart create for us O God, put a steadfast spirit within us.
Do not cast us away from your presence nor deprive us of your Holy Spirit. Psalm 51,12-13

SacredHSsMay our hearts be cleansed, O Lord, by the in pouring of the Holy Spirit, and may He render them fruitful by watering them with His heavenly dew.

Mary, the most chaste spouse of the Holy Spirit, intercede for us, Saint Joseph pray for us. Through the merits of your precious blood and your Holy Face, O Jesus, grant us our petition….. Pardon and mercy.

Pray (1) Our Father, (3) Hail Mary’s, (1) Glory Be
O Bleeding Face, O Face Divine, be every adoration Thine.
(Three times)

 

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5th Day of the Solemn Novena to the Holy Face of Jesus


DAILY PREPARATORY PRAYER

 Mary JesusO Most Holy and Blessed Trinity, through the intercession of Holy Mary, whose soul was pierced through by a sword of sorrow at the sight of the passion of her Divine Son, we ask your help in making a perfect Novena of reparation with Jesus, united with all His sorrows, love and total abandonment. We now implore all the Angels and Saints to intercede for us as we pray this Holy Novena to the Most Holy Face of Jesus and for the glory of the most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen (Start novena)

Fifth DAY

Console Holy Face and recite the Daily Preparatory Prayer above

Prayer for the Souls in Purgatory

My Jesus, by the sorrows you suffered in your agony in the garden, in your scourging and crowning with thorns, in the way to Calvary, in your crucifixion and death, have mercy on the souls in Purgatory, and especially on those that are most forsaken. Deliver them from the dire torments they endure. Call them and admit them to your most sweet embrace in Paradise. Amen.

Angel Holy Face jpg

Make me hear rejoicing and gladness, that the bones you have crushed may revive. From my sins turn away your Face, and blot out all my guilt. Holy Face of Jesus, Sacred Countenance of God, how great is your patience with humankind, how infinite your forgiveness. We are sinners, yet you love us. This gives us courage. For the glory of your Holy Face and of the Blessed Trinity, hear and answer us. Mary our Mother, intercede for us, Saint Joseph, pray for us. Through the merits of your precious blood and your Holy Face, O Jesus, grant us our petition.

Pray (1) Our Father, (3) Hail Mary’s, (1) Glory Be
O Bleeding Face, O Face Divine, be every adoration Thine.
(Three times)……. My Jesus Pardon and mercy.

Also See: Link for Complete Novena Nine Days
Seeking the Face of Christ During Lent                                                                                 Jesus wants a special feast day to Honor His Holy Face                                                Holy Face Devotion 

 

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