Recovery from Hip Replacement

Prayers continuing…
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O most beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, who brought forth the Son of God still remaining a Virgin, assist us in this necessity.
O Star of the Sea, help us, and show us that you are our Mother.

O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and earth, we humbly ask you from the depths of our heart to help us in this necessity. There are none who can withstand your power.
O show us that you are our Mother.

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Sweet Mother, we place this cause in your hands. Amen.

Flos Carmeli

Prayers continuing…
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O most beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, who brought forth the Son of God still remaining a Virgin, assist us in this necessity.
O Star of the Sea, help us, and show us that you are our Mother.

O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and earth, we humbly ask you from the depths of our heart to help us in this necessity. There are none who can withstand your power.
O show us that you are our Mother.

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Sweet Mother, we place this cause in your hands. Amen.

Flos Carmeli

Thank you all for your prayers. God bless you!!!

I am happy to report that I am completely recovered and feeling even stronger and more vibrant than I did years before the surgery. I am so grateful to God for my complete recovery. I still have good days and bad days with my memory, and I know that the dementia will continue to make progress, but I am celebrating for now, as I couldn’t ask for better health at my age, and I enjoy far more good days than bad with the dementia. We must treasure every moment.

Not a day goes by that I am unaware of the privilege that I enjoy as someone with the means to afford any medical care or assistance I may need. So I would ask you to continue to remember in your prayers those of my peers who are faced with far fewer options and far less access to a level of care to which they are just as deserving.

I am feeling so well lately that I am busy once again organizing a fund raising event that will benefit various organizations that provide services to those of advanced age. There are people my age who everyday must decide between food and medication. They deserve much better. If you would be so kind, please offer a prayer for the success of this event.

Thank you again for your continued prayers. God bless you.

[FONT=&quot][FONT=&quot]Thank you for the update! Wonderful news! God is GREAT[FONT=&quot] and worthy to be [FONT=&quot]praised! [/FONT]Praying in thanksgiving (for He is worthy) and for your intentions…[/FONT][/FONT]

[/FONT] Original Prayer to St. Michael

:signofcross:
***“O Glorious Prince of the heavenly host, St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in the battle and in the terrible warfare that we are waging
against the principalities and powers,
against the rulers of this world of darkness,
against the evil spirits.
Come to the aid of man, whom Almighty God created immortal,
…*made in His own image and likeness,
…and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of Satan.

“Fight this day the battle of the Lord,
together with the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the
…proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless
…to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in Heaven.
That cruel, ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan who seduces
…the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels.
Behold, this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage.
Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the
…multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order
…to blot out the name of God and of His Christ,
…to seize upon, slay and cast into eternal perdition souls destined
…for the crown of eternal glory.
This wicked dragon pours out, as a most impure flood,
the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart,
the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity,
…and of every vice and iniquity.

“These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness
…the Church, the spouse of the immaculate Lamb,
…and have laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions.
In the Holy Place itself, where the See of Holy Peter and the Chair of Truth has
…been set up as the light of the world,
…they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety,
…with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep
…may be scattered.

“Arise then, O invincible Prince,
bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God,
…and give them the victory.
They venerate thee as their protector and patron;
…in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the
…malicious power of hell;
to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude.
Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet,
…so far conquered that he may no
…longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church.
Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High,
…so that they may quickly find mercy in the sight of the Lord;
and vanquishing the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan,
…do thou again make him captive in the abyss,
…that he may no longer seduce the nations.
Amen.

V. Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.
R. The Lion of the tribe of Judah has conquered the root of David.
V. Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.
R. As we have hoped in Thee.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.

Let us pray.
O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy Name, and as supplicants, we implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin Immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious St. Michael the Archangel, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all the other unclean spirits who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of souls.
Amen.”
:signofcross:
Roman Raccolta, July 23, 1898, supplement approved July 31, 1902,
London: Burnes, Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1935, 12th edition.
*


Let Nothing Disturb You
Let nothing disturb you
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.

Patience,
Obtains all things,
Whoever has God
Lacks nothing:
God alone suffices.

Santa Teresa de Jesús
(Santa Teresa de Ávila)

Luz Maria

I continue praying. . . .

Original Prayer to St. Michael

:signofcross:
“O Glorious Prince of the heavenly host, St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in the battle and in the terrible warfare that we are waging
against the principalities and powers,
against the rulers of this world of darkness,
against the evil spirits.
Come to the aid of man, whom Almighty God created immortal,
…made in His own image and likeness,
…and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of Satan.

“Fight this day the battle of the Lord, 
together with the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the
.....proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless 
.....to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in Heaven.
That cruel, ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan who seduces 
.....the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels.
Behold, this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage. 
Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the
.....multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order 
.....to blot out the name of God and of His Christ,
.....to seize upon, slay and cast into eternal perdition souls destined 
.....for the crown of eternal glory. 
This wicked dragon pours out, as a most impure flood, 
the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, 
the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, 
.....and of every vice and iniquity. 
 
“These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness 
.....the Church, the spouse of the immaculate Lamb,
.....and have laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions. 
In the Holy Place itself, where the See of Holy Peter and the Chair of Truth has
.....been set up as the light of the world, 
.....they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, 
.....with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep 
.....may be scattered.
 
“Arise then, O invincible Prince,
bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God,
.....and give them the victory.
They venerate thee as their protector and patron; 
.....in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the
.....malicious power of hell; 
to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude. 
Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, 
.....so far conquered that he may no 
.....longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church. 
Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, 
.....so that they may quickly find mercy in the sight of the Lord;
and vanquishing the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, 
.....do thou again make him captive in the abyss, 
.....that he may no longer seduce the nations. 
Amen.
 
V. Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.***
R. The Lion of the tribe of Judah has conquered the root of David.***
V. Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord. 
R. As we have hoped in Thee. 
V. O Lord, hear my prayer. 

R. And let my cry come unto Thee.

**Let us pray.**
O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy Name,  and as supplicants, we implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of  Mary, ever Virgin Immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious St.  Michael the Archangel, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and  all the other unclean spirits who wander about the world for the injury  of the human race and the ruin of souls. 
Amen.” 
:signofcross:

Roman Raccolta, July 23, 1898, supplement approved July 31, 1902,
London: Burnes, Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1935, 12th edition.

**Let Nothing Disturb You
Let nothing disturb you
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
  
Patience, 
Obtains all things,
Whoever has God 
Lacks nothing:
God alone suffices.
 
**Santa Teresa de Jesús**
**(Santa Teresa de Ávila)****
 
Luz Maria

Praying. . . .

Original Prayer to St. Michael

***:signofcross:

“O Glorious Prince of the heavenly host, St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in the battle and in the terrible warfare that we are waging
against the principalities and powers,
against the rulers of this world of darkness,
against the evil spirits.
Come to the aid of man, whom Almighty God created immortal,
…***made in His own image and likeness,
…and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of Satan.

“Fight this day the battle of the Lord,
together with the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the
…proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless
…to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in Heaven.
That cruel, ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan who seduces
…the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels.
Behold, this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage.
Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the
…multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order
…to blot out the name of God and of His Christ,
…to seize upon, slay and cast into eternal perdition souls destined
…for the crown of eternal glory.
This wicked dragon pours out, as a most impure flood,
the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart,
the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity,
…and of every vice and iniquity.

“These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness
…the Church, the spouse of the immaculate Lamb,
…and have laid impious hands on her most sacred possessions.
In the Holy Place itself, where the See of Holy Peter and the Chair of Truth has
…been set up as the light of the world,
…they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety,
…with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep
…may be scattered.

“Arise then, O invincible Prince,
bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God,
…and give them the victory.
They venerate thee as their protector and patron;
…in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the
…malicious power of hell;
to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude.
Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet,
…so far conquered that he may no
…longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church.
Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High,
…so that they may quickly find mercy in the sight of the Lord;
and vanquishing the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan,
…do thou again make him captive in the abyss,
…that he may no longer seduce the nations.
Amen.

V. Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.
R. The Lion of the tribe of Judah has conquered the root of David.
V. Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.
R. As we have hoped in Thee.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.

Let us pray.
O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy Name, and as supplicants, we implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin Immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious St. Michael the Archangel, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all the other unclean spirits who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of souls.
Amen.”
:signofcross:
Roman Raccolta, July 23, 1898, supplement approved July 31, 1902,
London: Burnes, Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1935, 12th edition.

**Let Nothing Disturb You**
  Let nothing disturb you
  Let nothing frighten you,
  All things are passing away:
  God never changes.
   
  Patience, 
  Obtains all things,
  Whoever has God 
  Lacks nothing:
  God alone suffices.

Santa Teresa de Jesús
(Santa Teresa de Ávila)

Luz María

Am praying. . . .
:signofcross:
Litany of Humility

O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed,

Deliver me, Jesus. [Repeat after each below]
From the desire of being loved…
From the desire of being extolled …
From the desire of being honored …
From the desire of being praised …
From the desire of being preferred to others…
From the desire of being consulted …
From the desire of being approved …
From the fear of being humiliated …
From the fear of being despised…
From the fear of suffering rebukes …
From the fear of being calumniated …
From the fear of being forgotten …
From the fear of being ridiculed …
From the fear of being wronged …
From the fear of being suspected …

That others may be loved more than I,

Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it. [Repeat after each below]
That others may be esteemed more than I …
That, in the opinion of the world,
… others may increase and I may decrease …
That others may be chosen and I set aside …
That others may be praised and I unnoticed …
That others may be preferred to me in everything…
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may
…become as holy as I should…
[RIGHT]Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val (1865-1930),
Secretary of State for Pope Saint Pius X

[/RIGHT]

***Prayer to the Holy Spirit***
by Saint Antiochus
O Holy Spirit, 
most merciful Comforter: 
You proceed from the Father 
in a manner beyond our understanding. 
Come, I beseech You, 
and take up your abode in my heart. 
Purify and cleanse me from all sin, 
and sanctify my soul. 
Cleanse it from every impurity, 
water its dryness, 
melt its coldness, 
and save it from its sinful ways. 
Make me truly humble and resigned, 
that I may be pleasing to You, 
and that You might abide with me forever. 
Most Blessed Light, 
most Amiable Light, 
enlighten me. 
O Rapturous Joy of Paradise, 
Fount of Purest Delight, 
My God, give yourself to me 
and kindle in my innermost soul the fire of Your love. 
My Lord, instruct, direct, 
and defend me in all things. 
Give me strength against all immoderate fears 
and against despondency. 
Bestow upon me a true faith, 
a firm hope, 
and a sincere and a perfect love. 
Grant that I always do Your Most Gracious Will. 
Amen. 
 
***Prayer for All Virtues***

O Almighty and all-knowing God, 
without beginning or end, 
who art the giver, preserver, and rewarder of all virtue:
 
Grant me to stand firm on the solid foundation of faith, 
be protected by the invincible shield of hope, 
and be adorned by the nuptial garment of charity;
 
Grant me by justice to obey thee,
by prudence to resist the crafts of the Devil,
by temperance to hold to moderation,
by fortitude to bear adversity with patience;
 
Grant that the goods that I have I may share liberally 
with those who have not,
and the good that I do not have I may seek with humility 
from those who have;
 
Grant that I may truly recognize the guilt of the evil I have done,
and bear with equanimity the punishments I have deserved; 
that I may never lust after the goods of my neighbour, 
but always give thanks to thee for all thy good gifts...
 
Plant in me, O Lord, all thy virtues, 
that in divine matters I might be devout, 
in human affairs wise, 
and in the proper needs of the flesh onerous to no one...
 
And grant that I may never rush to do things hastily,
nor balk to do things demanding,
so that I neither yearn for things too soon,
nor desert things before they are finished.
Amen.
:signofcross:
- St. Thomas Aquinas

Let Nothing Disturb You
Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.

Patience,
Obtains all things,
Whoever has God
Lacks nothing:
God alone suffices.

Santa Teresa de Jesús
(Santa Teresa de Ávila)

[FONT=&quot]Luz María[/FONT]

I continue praying in thanksgiving . . . for He is worthy! .

Litany of Humility
**
:signofcross:
O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.**
From the desire of being esteemed,
Deliver me, Jesus. [Repeat after each below]
From the desire of being loved…
From the desire of being extolled …
From the desire of being honored …
From the desire of being praised …
From the desire of being preferred to others…
From the desire of being consulted …
From the desire of being approved …
From the fear of being humiliated …
From the fear of being despised…
From the fear of suffering rebukes …
From the fear of being calumniated …
From the fear of being forgotten …
From the fear of being ridiculed …
From the fear of being wronged …
From the fear of being suspected …

That others may be loved more than I,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it. [Repeat after each below]
That others may be esteemed more than I …
That, in the opinion of the world,
… others may increase and I may decrease …
That others may be chosen and I set aside …
That others may be praised and I unnoticed …
That others may be preferred to me in everything…
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may
…become as holy as I should…
[RIGHT]Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val (1865-1930),
Secretary of State for Pope Saint Pius X
[/RIGHT]

Prayer to the Holy Spirit
by Saint Antiochus
O Holy Spirit,
most merciful Comforter:
You proceed from the Father
in a manner beyond our understanding.
Come, I beseech You,
and take up your abode in my heart.
Purify and cleanse me from all sin,
and sanctify my soul.
Cleanse it from every impurity,
water its dryness,
melt its coldness,
and save it from its sinful ways.
Make me truly humble and resigned,
that I may be pleasing to You,
and that You might abide with me forever.
Most Blessed Light,
most Amiable Light,
enlighten me.
O Rapturous Joy of Paradise,
Fount of Purest Delight,
My God, give yourself to me
and kindle in my innermost soul the fire of Your love.
My Lord, instruct, direct,
and defend me in all things.
Give me strength against all immoderate fears
and against despondency.
Bestow upon me a true faith,
a firm hope,
and a sincere and a perfect love.
Grant that I always do Your Most Gracious Will.
Amen.

Prayer for All Virtues

O Almighty and all-knowing God,
without beginning or end,
who art the giver, preserver, and rewarder of all virtue:

Grant me to stand firm on the solid foundation of faith,
be protected by the invincible shield of hope,
and be adorned by the nuptial garment of charity;

Grant me by justice to obey thee,
by prudence to resist the crafts of the Devil,
by temperance to hold to moderation,
by fortitude to bear adversity with patience;

Grant that the goods that I have I may share liberally
with those who have not,
and the good that I do not have I may seek with humility
from those who have;

Grant that I may truly recognize the guilt of the evil I have done,
and bear with equanimity the punishments I have deserved;
that I may never lust after the goods of my neighbour,
but always give thanks to thee for all thy good gifts…

Plant in me, O Lord, all thy virtues,
that in divine matters I might be devout,
in human affairs wise,
and in the proper needs of the flesh onerous to no one…

And grant that I may never rush to do things hastily,
nor balk to do things demanding,
so that I neither yearn for things too soon,
nor desert things before they are finished.
Amen.
:signofcross:

  • St. Thomas Aquinas

Let Nothing Disturb You
Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.

Patience,
Obtains all things,
Whoever has God
Lacks nothing:
God alone suffices.

Santa Teresa de Jesús
(Santa Teresa de Ávila)

[FONT=&quot]Luz María[/FONT]

7/14/2016

**Apology and Thanksgiving Prayer

:signofcross:
Heavenly Father,
Creator of all and source of all goodness and love,
please look kindly upon us,
as we ask for forgiveness for not giving You thanks.
Please receive our heartfelt apology for the lack of gratitude.
Remind us at all times that You are always worthy of our thanks.

Thank You, Heavenly Father,
for all the graces and blessings
You have bestowed upon us:
our faith and religious heritage;
the Priests who bring us the Sacraments;
our life, food and shelter;
our health, the love we have for one another;
our family and friends.
Thank You for those things You so generously give us
…and of which we are not even aware.
Dear Father, in Your infinite generosity, please grant us the grace of having
…less “give me” and more gratitude throughout the coming years
…so that we may be aware that anything from You is good
…for You turn the “bad” into blessings for us.
Please Lord, grant us the grace of not forgetting that we can thank You
…over and over again for the same gift – and if we
…forget, may our Guardian Angel remind us.
Thank You, Lord.
I Love You, Lord.
Amen…by Luz María

Hail Mary,
full of grace,
the Lord is with Thee,
blessed are Thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of Thy womb,
Jesus.

Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.**
:signofcross:

Let Nothing Disturb You
Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.

Patience,
Obtains all things,
Whoever has God
Lacks nothing:
God alone suffices.

Santa Teresa de Jesús
(Santa Teresa de Ávila)

:wave: :wave: Luz María:wave: :wave:

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