Prayer - Penance - Fasting

06-11-2020From the desk of Fr. Villa

Intention: Reparation for all the sins committed against the Holy Eucharist
June 19, The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Read the encyclical letter of Pope Pius XI on the meaning of reparation here.

Let us all unite in making reparation in various ways, offering and participating in Holy Mass and Holy Hours of Adoration, offering Holy Communion in reparation, reciting the Holy Rosary, including the short prayers taught by the Angel of Portugal to the Children at Fatima, meditating on the Passion of the Lord, offering sacrifices and fasting. We also ask those who participate to recite the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus either privately or publicly and to renew the Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus prescribed by Pope Leo XIII on June 11, 1899.

The Fatima Prayers: In the Spring of 1916, the Angel of Peace taught the three children of Fátima this prayer, making them repeat it three times.

My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You! I ask pardon of You for those
who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You.

The original Portughese: Meu Deus! Eu creio, adoro, espero e amo-Vos. Peço-Vos perdão para os que não crêem, não adoram, não esperam e Vos não Amam.

The angel then said, "Pray thus. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary are attentive to the voice of your supplications." To believe, adore, hope, and love God is to practice the theological virtues of faith, hope and charity. These virtues we received in baptism: to believe God, to trust Him, to love Him. In August 1916, the Angel taught the children this prayer, again making them repeat it three times.

Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly, and I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference with which He Himself is offended. And, through the infinite merits of His most Sacred Heart, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of You the conversion of poor sinners.

The original Portughese: Santíssima Trindade, Padre, Filho, Espírito Santo, (adoro-Vos profundamente e) ofereço-Vos o preciosíssimo Corpo, Sangue, Alma e Divindade de Jesus Cristo, presente em todos os Sacrários da terra, em reparação dos ultrajes, sacrilégios e indiferenças com que Ele mesmo é ofendido. E pelos méritos infinitos do Seu Santíssimo Coração e do Coração Imaculado de Maria, peço-Vos a conversão dos pobres pecadores.

Sacrilege against the Eucharist includes receiving Holy Communion in mortal sin. See I Corinthians 11:27-29 about receiving the Eucharist unworthily.