We are entering Fall and it is beautiful but winter is around the corner. Our hearts are not as light as when we have a long day of sunshine. We see war and strife in the world. We see trouble in our country, our world, our Church - our families!! God is Love and has given us remedies for repair and for joy!
There is a mystic from France named Marie-Julie Jahenny, born in 1850 in Brittany France, who is worth reading about. (link below) There is so much revealed to her which is happening today. I will have to touch on it later. Below are some prayers revealed to her so that we could participate in making reparation for the sins committed today. My website is all about making reparation. That is the life of a Carmelite. This is the life of St. Teresa, St. Therese, St. John and the many others. But God is so good that we can not give to Him without the joy being received into our soul. He gives back a hundred fold.
Here are some prayers that you may want to copy and paste on a word document and keep handy with your prayer book to be prayed daily. They are beautiful.
Marie-Julie’s heavenly visitors would often share with her new devotions they wished to impart, or, to reveal new promises to already existing devotions, mercifully enriching them with more graces to encourage the faithful to practice them. There are also numerous little prayers, spiritual reminders and aspirations throughout the texts. Included below are only part of the devotions and prayers given to Marie-Julie.
Litany of the Passion: A Prayer of Reparation before the Blessed Sacrament
Our Lord requested this prayer to be said before the Blessed Sacrament and He promised to those who would recite this prayer as a great mark of their love for Him, He would grant them a solemn happiness. Our Lord: “They will say passing over in their heart (meditating on) all that I have done for them for love. As a reward, at their death, I will almost immediately attract them in the eternal sojourn.” (The soul will be immediately attracted to Him and draw upon themselves all the necessary graces for salvation at that critical moment.) Our Lord said: “Burn with love for Me, I will let escape from My Heart the last stream that will set you ablaze. My Love comes to search for your prayers to soften the pain caused by all the offenses.” (i.e. offenses committed against Him in the Blessed Sacrament.) Our Lord also promised: “I will bless those who say this prayer at least once a day, I will give them a solemn benediction.” When Marie-Julie passed on the litany He taught her, she asked: “Lord, will You be willing to remain with us until the end of time?” (i.e. in the Blessed Sacrament.) He answered. “This is Love.”
The Litany of the Passion
Oh my very dear Jesus, what brought You to suffer for us a mortal Agony in the Garden of Olives: It is Love.
Oh My Adorable Jesus, what brought You to separate Yourself from Your Apostles during this Agony: It is Love.
Oh My Jesus, what brought You to leave the executioners and the Jews torture and bind You: It is Love.
Oh My Jesus, what brought You to appear before the tribunal of Pilate: It is Love.
Oh My Jesus, what brought You to descend into the obscure prison of Herod: It is Love.
Oh Holy Victim, what brought You to allow the executioners scourge You without a complaint from You: It is Love.
Oh Holy Victim, what brought You to separate Yourself from Your Holy Mother in order to suffer insults: It is Love.
Oh Holy Victim, what brought You to cast a glance at St. Peter when leaving the Praetorium: It is Love.
Oh Holy Victim, what brought You to fall before Your enemies under (their) weight: It is Love.
Oh Holy Victim, what brought You to die for us on a Cross: It is Love.
Oh Holy Victim, what brought You to give Yourself to our souls in the Most Holy
Sacrament: It is Love.
Oh Holy Victim, what brought You to reside for us in all the Shrines and Tabernacles in the entire world: It is Love.
Oh Holy Victim, what brought You to tell us 'Dear Children, do not fear, come close, I sleep, but My Heart watches': It is Love.
Adorable Sacred Victim, what brought You to let us approach Your Holy Tabernacles, to possess You and dissolve into these delights: It is Love. It is Love.
Oh Most Holy Victim, what brought You to love us with a Love so Ardent and full of Goodness: It is Love. It is Love.
ALSO --our Lord gave Marie-Julie on September 3, 1925 a very simple way to save 1,000 sinners every time we receive Holy Communion.
“Tell them to rest five minutes on My Heart throbbing with love. Think only of Me by this simple word: “Thank you, my Beloved, You live in me and I live in You.” You see the sweetness you will taste and how you will give Me consolation. Ask of Me, in the fifth minute the conversion of a thousand sinners. It will be a great joy for My Divine Father, for Heaven, I ask you the same favor. I will be there, inside you, infinite goodness, the splendor of all beauties. Only five minutes thinking about Me and asking Me at the fifth minute for the salvation of souls. My Divine Heart is overflowing with joy at this request of graces and I will also grant it.”
Immediately after we receive Communion, we are to rest and meditate on Him and His Sacred Heart for five minutes, saying the little prayer He gave, then at the fifth minute, ask for the grace of 1,000 sinners.
Promises to the Devotion to the Wound on Our Lord’s Shoulder
During various ecstasies Our Lord disclosed to Marie-Julie that devotion to this Wound was a great consolation for Him, and granted promises to this devotion.
Our Lord showed her this gaping, open Wound and revealed its depth: “The Pain is incomprehensible in the hearts of My children!!! How this devotion pleases and consoles Me, how often have the prayers of these Wounds risen to My Heart and have torn (open) the (way of) salvation for souls entrusted to Hell.” (May 17, 1878)
Promises collected during the ecstasies of Marie-Julie, for souls who propagate and are faithful to this devotion:
1 - “I will bless all the souls who propagate this devotion: I grant them abundant graces.” (March 29, 1878)
2 - “O souls who love Me, who propagate this devotion, I take you under My protection, I keep you under the mantle of My affection.” (March 29, 1878)
3 - “I will dispel the darkness that will come to their heart.” (December 28, 1877)
4 - “I will console them in their pains.” “I will come in the midst of their greatest afflictions, to enlighten, to comfort them.” (February 8, 1878) (28 December 1877, February 8 and April 12, 1878)
5 - “I will come to bless them in their undertakings.” (March 29, 1878)
6 - “I will give them a tender love for the Cross. I will come to assist them at the time of death, with this cross and I will introduce them into My Heavenly Kingdom.” (April 12, 1878)
7 - “I will sweeten their agony.” (December 28, 1877). “I will come at the hour of death. I will console them in their passage.” (February 8, 1878). “Especially at the hour of death, I will come to give them a sweet moment of calm and tranquility. I will tell them: 'O good holy soul, who has spread this devotion (knowing) that I had so much at heart that it be made known, come to receive the reward of your labors, the fruit of blessing.'.” (March 29, 1878)
8 - “I will shelter them, I will assist them, I will console all the souls that seek to propagate this Sacred Wound. At the time of death, I will console the souls that have compensated Me by their devotion and compassion to the Wound so deep and painful. I will come to strengthen them in their final fears. I will come and prepare their passage: Thank you, you who have compensated Me for My pains.” (May 17,1878)
9 - “See,” Jesus said, pointing to His Sacred Wound with extreme tenderness, “all My children who have recognized this Wound, who have venerated it, have prayed to it, will have on the Last Day a great and generous reward. I do not simply show it, I pronounce it. My Word is Divine.” (May 17, 1878)
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 42 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 6 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!