St. Gertrude Prayer Book

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The Prayers of Saint Gertrude and Saint Mechtilde
of the Order of St. Benedict
BURNS AND OATES LTD.
LONDON, 1917, with Imprimatur
DAILY PRAYERS: MORNING—-
DAILY PRAYERS: DAYTIMEDAILY PRAYERS: EVENING
PRAYERS FOR THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASSPRAYERS TO JESUS CHRIST
THE BLESSED VRGIN MARYOTHER

Daily Prayers: Morning
MORNING PRAYER
RECOMMENDATION TO JESUS
ASPIRATION TO JESUS
INTENTION TO BE FORMED IN THE MORNING
COVENANT WITH GOD
MORE EXTENDED COVENANT TO BE RENEWED EVERY WEEK
REMEDY AGAINST DISTRACTIONS
AN EFFICACIOUS METHOD OF OFFERING OUR ACTIONS TO GOD
PRAYER ON LEAVING CHURCH
AT TAKING HOLY WATER

Daily Prayers: During the Day
WHEN THE CLOCK STRIKES
PRAYER BEFORE WORK——AFTER WORK
BEFORE EATING——WHILE TAKING SUSTENANCE
AFTER FALLING INTO SIN

Daily Prayers: Evening
A WONDERFUL THANKS OF EFFICACY
RECOMMENDATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN AND OTHER SAINTS
INTENTION BEFORE SLEEP
Prayers for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
PRAYER BEFORE MASS
AT THE OFFERTORY
AT THE SECRET
AT THE PREFACE
AT THE CANON
AT THE ELEVATION OF THE HOST
PRAYER TO GOD THE FATHER
AT THE ELEVATION OF THE CHALICE
PRAYER AFTER THE ELEVATION, OF GREAT EFFICACY
AT THE AGNUS DEI
AT THE DOMINE, NON SUM DIGNUS
AT THE COMMUNION
AT THE POST-COMMUNION
AT THE BLESSING
ACT OF ADORATION OF THE MOST HOLY SACRAMENT

Prayers to Jesus Christ
WREATH OF GEMS
ACT OF RESIGNATION
OBLATION
LOVING AFFECTIONS TOWARDS JESUS
PRAYER TO THE NAME OF JESUS
PETITION TO JESUS
HAIL MOST LOVING JESUS, IN PREPARATION FOR CHRISTMAS DAY
LITANY OF THE MOST HOLY NAME OF JESUS
FROM THE SPECIAL PRAYERS DIRECTORY:
PRAYER OF ST. GETRUDE TO THE SACRED HEART
PRAYER TO THE SACRED HEART 2


The Blessed Virgin Mary
A LITANY OF HOLY MARY
ASPIRATIONS OF A SINNER TO MARY
INVITATION TO THE B.V.M. TO BE PRESENT AT OUR DEATH
THREE AVE MARIAS FOR A GOOD DEATH
ACT OF REPARATION [Most Pleasing to the Blessed Virgin]
THANKSGIVING FOR THE GRACES BESTOWED ON THE BLESSED VIRGIN
GOLDEN SALUTATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN
HEAVENLY AVE MARIA
GOLDEN AVE MARIA
ACT OF JOY IN THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
THREE EFFICACIOUS PETITIONS TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN
THE FIVE JOYS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN
AT THE ECCE ANCILLA DOMINI
Other Prayers

ST. GERTRUDE’S HOLY SPIRIT PRAYER
THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE SOUL

From a commentary on the psalms by Saint Augustine

From a commentary on the psalms by Saint Augustine, bishop
The passion of the whole body of Christ

Lord, I have cried to you, hear me. This is a prayer we can all say. This is not my prayer, but that of the whole Christ. Rather, it is said in the name of his body. When Christ was on earth he prayed in his human nature, and prayed to the Father in the name of his body, and when he prayed drops of blood flowed from his whole body. So it is written in the Gospel: Jesus prayed with earnest prayer, and sweated blood. What is this blood streaming from his whole body but the martyrdom of the whole Church?

Lord, I have cried to you, hear me; listen to the sound of my prayer, when I call upon you. Did you imagine that crying was over when you said: I have cried to you?You have cried out, but do not as yet feel free from care. If anguish is at an end, crying is at an end; but if the Church, the body of Christ, must suffer anguish until the end of time, it must not say only: I have cried to you, hear me; it must also say: Listen to the sound of my prayer, when I call upon you.

Let my prayer rise like incense in your sight; let the raising of my hands be an evening sacrifice.

This is generally understood of Christ, the head, as every Christian acknowledges. When day was fading into evening, the Lord laid down his life on the cross, to take it up again; he did not lose his life against his will. Here, too, we are symbolized. What part of him hung on the cross if not the part he had received from us? How could God the Father ever cast off and abandon his only Son, who is indeed one God with him? Yet Christ, nailing our weakness to the cross (where, as the Apostle says: Our old nature was nailed to the cross with him), cried out with the very voice of humanity: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

The evening sacrifice is then the passion of the Lord, the cross of the Lord, the oblation of the victim that brings salvation, the holocaust acceptable to God. In his resurrection he made this evening sacrifice a morning sacrifice. Prayer offered in holiness from a faithful heart rises like incense from a holy altar. Nothing is more fragrant than the fragrance of the Lord. May all who believe share in this fragrance.

Therefore, our old nature, in the words of the Apostle, was nailed to the cross with him, in order, as he says, to destroy our sinful body, so that we may be slaves to sin no longer.

Via divineoffice.org

Dawn Comes

O see,
Dawn comes
The first rays of Light
Upon the mountain.
How I have waited.
How I have longed.
Having embraced Faith
I possessed Truth,
But it was like the dawn,
Outside myself.
Written, as on tablets,
But, not yet,
Written on my heart.
It’s glory was God"s,
And not my own,
Not of my forging,
Not for me to fashion,
As a graven image,
Or molten calf,
Arising from the fires
Of my concupiscence,
A counterfeit for Love,
Revealing only the blindness
Fallen on hearts,
Minds, and wills
Apart from Light
Of Dayspring
On Holy Night.

Now come
The long awaited symbolon
To make whole
To heal my soul.

O Holy Night
Putting an end
To lonely darkness
O Holy sight,
I wait
To see aright.

By Joann Nelander

Thomas F Madden, Ph D ~ The Crusades Then and Now

Islam and Isis – Faith and Reason-EWTN Video

The weakness of people in the Church in leadership positions encourages Isis and Islam.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLAKncejiHg&w=560&h=31

Let the Little Children Come Unto Me

 

"She was baptized, with her household" (Acts 16:15). The Philippian jailer whom Paul and Silas had converted to the faith was baptized that night along with his household. We are told that "the same hour of the night . . . he was baptized, with all his family" (Acts 16:33). And in his greetings to the Corinthians, Paul recalled that, "I did baptize also the household of Stephanas" (1 Cor. 1:16).

http://www.catholic.com/tracts/infant-baptism

Bl. Charles de Foucauld & Peace in the Middle East

Bl. Charles de Foucauld – a saint for our times troubled and violent times. 

"My God, if you exist, make your existence known to me,"  Bl. Charles de Foucauld

On Charles de Foucauld

                        by Joann Nelander

Never having seen the stars of glory,
‘Til encountering them in You.
A mansion of grace without walls
Sheltered him in desert wastes.
The good in his heart was God.

He was a monstrance
His life was Gospel
Preached by a beating heart,
On fire to win man for God.

He lived preparing to die.
He expected martyrdom,
And lived in happy anticipation.
Desert priest and brother of all,
Pray for us,
Who still don’t see the stars.

©2011 Joann Nelander