Today is First Friday for the Sacred Heart of Jesus and it is also the vigil of the fine old feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Whether you are completing your Novena for Our Lady of Good Success or the little Novena of the Purification, I trust you are well prepared and ready for tomorrow’s renewal of Consecration.
From time to time, a reader will let me know of their progress and it is always so good to hear, especially when you have grown in your devotion to reparation to Our Lady for the horrendous insults to her that seem to flood from the Vatican of Pope Francis. We could do as so many others and spend our time reading all of the endless discussions about what could – or should – be done about this shameful situation; but we know that making reparation to Our Mother’s Immaculate Heart is a far better plan! Here’s a little prayer that seems apt right now, I hope you like it.
Prayer of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
O Immaculate Heart of Mary, living tabernacle of the Divinity, most Sorrowful Mother, I offer you my love and fidelity and my firm desire to make reparation for the blasphemies and offenses which are unceasingly offered to you and which so offend your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.
† The more your Immaculate Conception is blasphemed, the more firmly I will proclaim it, most pure Mother of God.
† The more that enemies within the Church despise and ignore your loving mercy, the more I will love You, most Blessed Mother.
† The more your perpetual virginity is attacked, the more I will honor you, ever-virgin Mother of our Savior.
† The more your Rosary is denigrated and blasphemed, the more I will recite it with love and reverence, most generous Heart of Mary.
† The more your message of Fatima is ignored and lied about, the more I will take care to observe it and spread its truth, dear Lady of the Rosary.
† The more that you are blasphemed and scorned by the enemies within the Church, the more ardently I will make reparation, O Mother of Mercy.
† The more the imitation of your purity and humility is scorned and forgotten, the more I will endeavor to imitate you, most Sorrowful Mother.
† The more the devil strives to destroy devotion to you and your message, the more I will be inflamed to devotion to the prayers and penances you request, O Mother of Divine Grace.
† The more that sin and impurity deface and destroy your divine Son’s image in man, the more I shall try by purity of life to be a living temple of the Holy Spirit, most pure and holy Mother of God.
† The more your Holy Church is scorned and compromised, the more I will endeavor to be her faithful child, O Holy Mother of the Church.
† The more that hubris, heresy and apostasy threaten our Holy Church, the more I will turn to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to your Immaculate Heart to save us, most beloved Mother.
† The more the Sacred Heart of Jesus is blasphemed through false devotions, the more I will increase my fervent devotions to Him, most faithful Mother of our Savior.
† The more the Church is persecuted, the more I will pray and sacrifice for for her triumph and exaltation, Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Let us pray: most Immaculate Heart of Mary, always obedient to the Eternal Father, teach us to be ever obedient and humble in the face of the diabolical disorientation that has sown such chaos in the Church and disheartened so many. Suffer us not to be scandalized by this long, dark night of the soul of our Church, but to persevere in loving obedience trusting always in your Immaculate Heart and in the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Amen.
The above prayer is one that I composed for my own use from other prayers of reparation, and I offer it for those who might find it useful; you are welcome to modify it as may seem helpful to your devotions. Of course, it is good to check with your priest!
But the best possible reparation for Our Lady is the First Saturdays of Reparation which she asked for so many years ago. Tomorrow is a great time to start!
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† Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.
† Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come! Viva Cristo Rey!
† St. Joseph, protect us, protect our families, protect our priests.
† St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Please pray for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary!
~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, King.
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin! Give me strength against thine enemies!