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Adoration of the Holy Trinity and the Sacred Heart by Corrado Giaquinto (1703-1756); 1754; Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain;




DAY 29 - WE GIVE THANKS TO THE SACRED HEART FOR THE BENEFITS RECEIVED IN THE ORDER OF GRACE

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If the Hand of God has shown itself prodigious with me in the natural order, it has not shown itself any less so in the order of grace, in other words, in the supernatural means He has granted for my justification and eternal salvation.

In the center of His Church He has made me to be birthed, like a beautiful garden irrigated by mighty rivers and fertilized with abundant rainfall. The Baptism with which His Church initiated me into the supernatural life; the other Sacraments with which she strengthens and sustains me; the saintly examples which for my stimulus make me continously admire all that surrounds me; the voice of her ministers; the teachings of her good Books; the secret touches with which she now awakens, or enlivens, or perhaps even resucitates my own heart: what are all these if not the actual history of the admirable benefits with which she conducts me by her hand, from the cradle to eternity?

If I consider what has been my life until now; if I stop to reflect on the causes that at any period in my life have influenced my decisions which have made me what I am today: do I not find in all my footsteps that I am the object of a tender and amorous solicitation of my good God? That word that caused me a good impression; that page in a book that touched my soul; that example that lit me up with living radiance: who made these available to me, making them seem to appear out of nowhere, in the middle of my travels, if not the admirable Providence of my God that watches over me, like a mother for the child she carries in her arms?

O Sacred Heart of Jesus! To You I owe the source of these graces without measure, which Divine Mercy has poured over my ills. They are Yours, because You have made us worthy of deserving them, and have proportioned them to us, as Yours is the path by which the affections of my poor heart are able to reach switfly the Heavenly Father.

Meditate on this for a few minutes.

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In the order of grace there is not a minute of my life where I do not have something to appreciate for the infinite goodness and mercy of my God. Easier would it be to count the stars in the sky on a serene night, or the drops of dew that fall at early dawn, than to count the superior illustrations of God constantly enlightening the night of my life, or the drops of dew with which He softens and fertilizes the dryness of my heart. The habitual distracted state in which I live in and the limitations of my intelligence do not allow me to probe those mysteries of God's operation in my soul, through His multiformed grace, as I would want to. Complete knowledge of His grace I will not have until I am in the light of Glory in eternity. Today I can only imperfectly follow it. Yet even so, it is enough for me to consider a small piece of it, so that its incommeasurable riches, its magnificent variety, and its powerful efficacy, touch me. The attentive study at the same time of myself encountering and overcoming just one of my temptations which I have happily resisted, would give me enough to offer incessant praise to God. And there are so many temptations during the days, months, years, in life itself; so many are the crisis passed towards my eternal salvation; crisis that have come to be resolved in my favor with help that at that moment I didn't even think was possible!

Eternity itself does not seem enough for me to adequately appreciate such demonstrations of love of my good God for me. You, Sacred Heart of Jesus, can fulfill completely this sacred obligation, in my name. I choose You to pay for me my debt of recognition and gratitude. O My Jesus, take the pleas of my soul and present them to the Eternal Father in the union of the eternal hymn of thanks which, in His glory, your adorable Heart sings.

Meditate and ask for this particular grace.




 
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OUR FATHER

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.
Liberate us from all temptation[*]
And deliver us from all evil. Amen



[*] Liberate us is in keeping with the original Latin text.
       God usually does not "lead us" to temptation
       (unless we are tested),
       but gives us the grace to overcome and/or resist it
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HAIL MARY

Hail Mary, full of grace
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art though among women,
And blessed is the fruit
Of thy womb, Jesus.
 
Holy Mary, Mary of God
Pray for us sinners
Now, and in the hour
Of our death. Amen


 
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APOSTLE'S CREED
I believe in God, the Father Almighty
Creator of Heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ, His Only Son, our Lord;
Who was conceived by the
[work and grace of the] Holy Ghost,[*]
Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into the Dead.[**]
On the third day, He rose again;
He ascended into Heaven,
And sits at the right hand of God,
the Father Almighty.
From thence he shall come to judge
the living and the dead.
 
I believe in the Holy Ghost,[*]
The Holy Catholic Church,
The communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins.
The resurrection of the body,
And life everlasting. Amen

[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
[**] the Dead: "inferi", the underworld or the dead in Latin.
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GLORIA

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost[*],
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen

[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
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DE PROFUNDIS

Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord:
Lord, hear my voice.
Let Thine ears be attentive
to the voice of my supplication.

If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities:
Lord, who shall abide it.
For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness:
and because of Thy law,
I have waited for Thee, O Lord.

My soul hath waited on His word:
my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning-watch even until night,
let Israel hope in the Lord.

For with the Lord there is mercy:
and with Him plenteous redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel
from all her iniquities.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost[*],
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen

[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
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DE PROFUNDIS

Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord:
Lord, hear my voice.
Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice
of my supplication.

If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities:
Lord, who shall abide it.
For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness:
and because of Thy law,
I have waited for Thee, O Lord.

My soul hath waited on His word:
my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning-watch even until night,
let Israel hope in the Lord.

For with the Lord there is mercy:
and with Him plenteous redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel
from all his iniquities.

V. Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord.
R. And let perpetual light shine upon them.
V. From the gate of hell.
R. Deliver their souls, O Lord.
V. May they rest in peace.
R. Amen.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with Thy Spirit.

(50 days indulgence to all who pray the De Profundis with V. and R.
"Requiem aeternam" (Eternal Rest) three times a day.
Pope Leo XIII, February 3, 1888)


Let us pray:
O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all
the faithful, we beseech Thee to grant
to the souls of Thy servants the remission
of their sins, so that by our prayers
they may obtain pardon for which they long.
O Lord, who lives and reigns,
world without end. Amen

May they rest in peace. Amen

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PADRE NUESTRO

Padre Nuestro,
que estas en los Cielos
Santificado sea Tu Nombre;
Venga a nosotros tu Reino;
Hágase Tu Voluntad
en la tierra como en el cielo.
Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día;
Perdona nuestras ofensas,
Como también nosotros
perdonamos a los que nos ofenden,
No nos dejes caer en la tentación,
y líbranos del mal. Amén
 
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AVE MARÍA

Dios te salve, María,
llena eres de gracia;
El Señor es Contigo;
Bendita Tú eres
entre todas las mujeres,
Y bendito es el fruto
De tu vientre, Jesús.
 
Santa María,
Madre de Dios,
Ruega por nosotros
pecadores,
Ahora y en la hora
De nuestra muerte.
Amén
 
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CREDO
Creo en Dios, Padre Todopoderoso,
Creador del cielo y de la tierra.
Creo en Jesucristo,
Su único Hijo, Nuestro Señor,
Que fue concebido por obra
y gracia del Espíritu Santo,
Nació de la Santa María Virgen;
Padeció bajo el poder de Poncio Pilato,
Fue crucificado, muerto y sepultado,
Descendió a los infiernos,
Al tercer día resucitó de entre los muertos,
Subió a los cielos
Y está sentado a la derecha de Dios,
Padre Todopoderoso.
Desde allí ha de venir a juzgar
a los vivos y a los muertos.

Creo en el Espíritu Santo,
La Santa Iglesia Católica,
La comunión de los santos,
El perdón de los pecados,
La resurrección de la carne
Y la vida eterna. Amén
 
 
CERRAR
DE PROFUNDIS

Desde lo hondo a Ti grito, Señor; Señor,
escucha mi voz;
Estén Tus oidos atentos
a la voz de mi súplica.

Si llevas cuenta de los delitos, Señor,
¿quién podrá resistir?
Pero de ti procede el perdón,
y así infundes respeto.
Mi alma espera en el Señor.

Espera en su palabra;
mi alma aguarda al Señor,
más que el centinela la aurora.
Aguarda Israel al Señor.

Como el centinela la aurora;
porque del Señor viene la misericordia.
la redención copiosa;
y Él redimirá a Israel de todos sus delitos.

Gloria al Padre, al Hijo y al
Espíritu Santo,
como es desde el principio,
es ahora y será por los siglos de los siglos.
Amén

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GLORIA

Gloria al Padre, al Hijo y al
Espíritu Santo,
como es desde el principio,
es ahora y será por los siglos de los siglos.
Amén

CERRAR
DE PROFUNDIS y QUE DESCANSEN EN PAZ

Desde lo hondo a Ti grito, Señor;
Señor, escucha mi voz;
Estén Tus oidos atentos a
la voz de mi súplica.

Si llevas cuenta de los delitos, Señor,
¿quién podrá resistir?

Pero de ti procede el perdón,
y así infundes respeto.
Mi alma espera en el Señor.

Espera en su palabra;
mi alma aguarda al Señor,
más que el centinela la aurora.
Aguarda Israel al Señor.

Como el centinela la aurora;
porque del Señor viene la misericordia,
la redención copiosa;
y Él redimirá a Israel de todos sus delitos.

V. Dadles, Señor, a todas las almas
el descanso eterno.
R. Y haced lucir sobre ellas
vuestra eterna luz.
V. Que en paz descansen.
R. Amén.