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SUNDAY 19 MAY 2019
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Salvini: “I personally entrust Italy, my life and your life to the Immaculate Heart of Mary … we entrust ourselves to the six Patrons of this Europe”

The leader of an Italian party yesterday   during a crowded demonstration in Piazza Duomo in Milan he invoked the intercession of the Blessed Virgin and of the Patron Saints of Europe “for the peace and prosperity of our peoples”: words that immediately resounded with emotion in the hearts of the Catholics they love “ usque ad effusionem sanguinis “Jesus and His Church!
The Catholic “ à la rue ” accustomed to carrying the double burden of the daily work and volunteering of the “things of our Mother Church” appreciates those who publicly declare that they trust in God’s help and in the intercession of Our Lady and the Saints.
Nisi Dominus aedificaverit domum, in vanum laboraverunt aedificant eam
The same leader also said he was ready to give his life for Italy.
The Prophet Jeremiah urges us to always trust in the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man, who places his support in the flesh and draws his heart away from the Lord …. Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and the Lord is his trust “ (17, 5-7)
That’s why in the words pronounced yesterday in Piazza Duomo in Milan we felt the same accents and the same emotional implications of the past when, for example, a family member or a community were in the process of supporting an important company.
Yesterday’s speech by Minister Salvini: “ for many is a source of embarrassment, for others of skepticism … for others it is still a source of derision. For many true believers, thirsting for true Catholicism, true Hope, it is instead fresh water in the desert sterile of today . … “(Cfr.M.Dionisotti on Facebook)
Immaculate Heart of Mary pray for us who trust in You!
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Milan, Salvini invokes the patrons of Europe and kisses the rosary:
“The immaculate heart of Mary will lead us to victory”
We rely on women and men of good will.
We entrust ourselves to the six Patrons of this Europe: to St. Benedict of Norcia, to St. Brigid of Sweden, to St. Catherine of Siena, to Saints Cyril and Methodius, to St. Teresa Benedetta of the Cross.
We rely on them.
And we entrust to them the destiny, the future, the peace and prosperity of our peoples ”.
Then he wields a rosary and adds:
I personally entrust Italy, mine and your life to the Immaculate Heart of Mary which I am sure will lead us to victory, because this Italy, this square, this Europe are the symbol of mothers, fathers, men and women with a smile, with courage, with determination they want peaceful coexistence, they give respect but they ask for respect “.

5/13 Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament (Traditional)

“Now, when I Instituted the Most Holy Sacrament, I Looked for this creature, and My Queen Mama Offered Herself to Receive this Act of Mine and the Deposit of this Great Gift, saying to Me: ‘My Son, just as I Offered You My Womb and My Whole Being in Your Conception, to Keep You Safe and Defended, I Now Offer You My Maternal Heart in Order to Receive this Great Deposit, and I Line Up, Around Your Sacramental Life, My Affections, My Heartbeats, My Love, My Thoughts – All of Myself, to Keep You Defended, Surrounded by Cortège, Loved, Protected. I Myself Take On the Commitment to Repay You for the Great Gift You are Giving. Trust Your Mama, and I will Take care of the Defense of Your Sacramental Life. And since You Yourself have Constituted Me Queen of All Creation, I have the Right to Line Up Around You All the Light of the sun as Homage and Adoration, the stars, the heavens, the sea, all the inhabitants of the air – I Place Everything Around You, to Give You Love and Glory.’ Now, Ensuring a Place for Myself in which to Put this Great Deposit of My Sacramental Life, and Trusting My Mama, who had Given Me All the Proofs of Her Faithfulness, I Instituted the Most Holy Sacrament. She was the Only Worthy creature who could Keep, Defend and Protect My Act. See, then, when creatures receive Me, I Descend into them Together with the Acts of My Inseparable Mama; and Only because of this can I Perpetuate My Sacramental Life.” – V21 – 4.16.27

05/22 From Day Twenty-Two of The Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will

… Now, My daughter, a little word to you: you must know that all My Joy was to hold My Dear Son Jesus on My lap, but the Divine Will made Me understand that I should place Him in the manger, at everyone’s disposal, so that whoever wanted to, could caress Him, kiss Him, and take Him in his arms, as if He were his own. He was the Little King of all, therefore they had the right to make of Him a sweet pledge of love. And I, in order to fulfill the Supreme Volition, deprived Myself of My innocent Joys, beginning, with Works and Sacrifices, the Office of Mother, of Giving Jesus to all. My daughter, the Divine Will is demanding and wants everything, even the sacrifice of the holiest things; and according to the circumstances, the great sacrifice of depriving oneself of Jesus Himself; but this, in order to extend Its Kingdom even more, and to multiply the Life of Jesus Himself. In fact, when the creature, out of love for Him, deprives herself of Him, her heroism and sacrifice is so great, as to have the virtue of producing a New Life of Jesus, to be able to form another dwelling for Jesus. Therefore, dear daughter, be attentive and never, under any pretext, deny anything to the Divine Will.

5/21 Confiscation of Luisa’s Volumes, taken to Vatican (1938)


Little Daughter of the Divine Will, Luisa Piccarreta

Luisa: “Dearest one in the Lord, nothing new happened here, as far as what you say about Rome. On the contrary, there has been a terrible storm against the books and against me. However, I think it was caused by some priests and religious from Corato. May the Lord Bless and Forgive all. It must be a diabolical rage, since, in just hearing the Name of Will of God, he is consumed and becomes furious. So, let us pray. I thank you; do whatever you can do, and whatever the Lord Wants.” Letter of Luisa No. 99 to Federico Abresch June 23, 1941

05/20 From Day Twenty of The Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will

… Now listen to Me, dear daughter—what extent one can reach when the Divine Will takes Operating Life in the creature, and the human will lets It Work without impeding Its Step. This Fiat, which by Nature Possesses the Generative Virtue, Generates all Goods in the creature; It renders her Fecund, giving her Maternity over all, over all Goods, and over He who created her. Maternity says and means True Love, Heroic Love, Love that is content with dying to give Life to the one It has Generated. If this is not there, the word maternity is sterile, is empty, and is reduced to words, but does not exist with facts. Therefore, if you, My daughter, want the Generation of all Goods, let the Fiat take Operating Life in you, which will give you the Maternity, and you will Love everyone with Love of Mother. And I, your Mama, will teach you how to fecundate in you this Maternity, all Holy and Divine.

5/19 How You Can Get Plenary Indulgences This Summer

Summer presents many possibilities to gain many plenary indulgences, on vacation or at home

Summer presents a spiritual surprise. Several plenary indulgences are possible for you, your family and friends to gain for yourself or to apply to any soul in purgatory.

These indulgences are in addition to those particular ones the Church allows on a daily basis — and which so few people realize are available. We’ve discussed daily ones before and will review them later, but let’s begin with those falling during summer.

Let’s start by reviewing the general requirements necessary for any plenary indulgence. The requirements and indulgences are spelled out in the Enchiridion Indulgentiarum, or Manual of Indulgences, Fourth Edition.

To gain a plenary indulgence you must:

  • Be baptized and in the state of grace, at least at the time the indulgenced work is done.
  • Have “the interior disposition of complete detachment from sin, even venial sin.” Otherwise, the indulgence becomes partial, not plenary.

And fulfill these three conditions:

  • Sacramentally confess your sins
  • Receive Holy Communion. (“It is certainly better to receive it while participating in Holy Mass, but for the indulgence only Holy Communion is required”).
  • Pray for the intentions of the Holy Father. One Our Father and one Hail Mary fully satisfies this.

One sacramental confession suffices for gaining several plenary indulgences, but a separate Holy Communion and separate prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father are required for each plenary indulgence. According to the most recent Church guidelines on the subject, “it is sufficient that these sacred rites and prayers be carried out within several days (about 20) before or after the indulgenced act.”

Of course, you must also:

  • Perform the prescribed work to which the indulgence is attached.
  • Have at least a general intention to gain the indulgence. You can’t receive an indulgence unintentionally or by accident.

If any part of the requirements is missing, then the indulgence becomes partial. Heaven determines the degree of the partial indulgence.

A plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful who —

On Summer’s Specific Dates

On June 23, 2019, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, “devoutly participate in a solemn Eucharistic procession, held inside or outside a church, of greatest importance on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ” (Corpus Christi Sunday).

On June 28, 2019, the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. “On the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, publicly recite the act of reparation Jesu dulcissime (a partial indulgence is granted for its use in other circumstances, such as private recitation. See the form of the prayer carried in the Manual below).

June 29, 2019 Solemnity of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. On this solemnitymake prayerful use of an article of devotion, as defined by Norm 15, that has been blessed by the Supreme Pontiff or by any bishop, provided the faithful also make a Profession of Faith using any legitimate formula.” Norm 15 identifies the articles to be “a crucifix or cross, rosary, scapular, or medal.”

August 2, the “Portiuncula” indulgence. See the specific places necessary to attend reading on.

 

Floating Summer Dates

First Communions are usually held this time of year. “The faithful who receive Holy Communion for the first time or devoutly assist at the first Holy Communion of others” can receive a plenary indulgence.

Retreats which people do attend during the summer (any time of year actually) have a plenary indulgence available for the faithful who spend at least three entire days in the spiritual exercises of a retreat.

First Mass of a newly ordained priest.  Both the “priest celebrating his first Mass before the people on a chosen day; [and] the faithful who devoutly assist at such a Mass” can receive the indulgence.

Ordination Anniversary of a priest presents another occasion to receive a plenary indulgence. The manual states those who can gain the indulgence are “priests celebrating the 25th, 50th, 60th, 70th anniversary of their priestly ordinations, who renew before God their promise of faithfully fulfilling the duties of their vocation; bishops celebrating the 25th, 40th, and 50thanniversary of their episcopal ordination, who renew before God their promise of faithfully fulfilling the duties of their office; the faithful who devoutly assist at jubilee Mass celebrations.”

 

At Home or On Vacation

Going on vacation? Staying close to home? Near or far, many locations also offer opportunities for gaining a plenary indulgence by

Visiting Sacred Places “and there devoutly recite an Our Father and the Creed.” The specific places with lots of latitude built-in are:

1 — if abroad, one of the four Patriarchal Basilicas of Rome, either as part of a group making a pilgrimage to the basilica, or at least with the purpose of expressing during the visit filial submission to the Roman Pontiff

2 — A Minor Basilica search one out near you or your vacation destination. When?

A – On the Solemnity of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul (June 29)

B – On the solemnity of its Titular

C – On Aug. 2, the day of the “Portiuncula” indulgence

D – Once a year, on a day chosen by the Christian faithful

3 —  The Cathedral Church gives you the opportunity to stay in your diocese,

A –  On the solemnity of the holy Apostles Peter and Paul (June 29)

B –  On the solemnity of it Titular – if it happens to be during the summer. For example, the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco (Aug. 15), and St. Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport, Connecticut (Aug. 28). Most do not fall during the summer.

C –  On Aug. 2, the day of the “Portiuncula” indulgence

(There are two other of these visit times, but they’re not during summer: on the

liturgical celebration of the Chair of St. Peter, the Apostle and on the dedication of

the Archbasilica of the Most Holy Savior (known as St. John Lateran.)

4 — An International, National, or Diocesan Shrine Established by Competent Authority. Why not make one or more of these your summer vacation destination, or part of your planned trip? When to visit?

A –  On the solemnity of its Titular. For example, St. Anne’s Church & Shrine in Fall

River, Massachusetts. or at the Isle La Motte, Vermont, on July 26; National

Shrine of Saint Philomena in Briggsville, Wisconsin, Aug. 11; National Shrine of

St. Anthony in Cincinnati, Ohio; National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

On July 16.

B –  Once a year, on a day chosen by the Christian faithful. (Any day during your

Summer vacation or day-trip. Plan on Mass there too.)

C –  As often as they assist in a group pilgrimage visiting the shrine.

5 — A Parish Church. This is nearest of all.  When?

A – On the solemnity of its Titular. (Might not work during summer if your parish is

named after a saint whose feast falls during other times of the year. Or named

after St. Joseph or one of the Blessed Mother’s titles celebrated later or earlier.

Check the liturgical calendar for the feast date of your parish’s namesake.)

B – On Aug. 2, the day of the “Portiuncula” indulgence. This works for every parish.

6 — A church or altar on the day of its dedication. Exceptional circumstance, yet

possible.

7 — Consecration of the Family. Although for anytime during the year, why not during summer? The Manual says the members of the family gain a plenary indulgence “on the day on which it is first consecrated, if at all possible by a priest or deacon, to the Sacred Heart of Jesus or to the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph if they devoutly recite the duly approved prayer before an image of the Sacred Heart or the Holy Family.”

 

Remember the Normal Daily Ones 

Even with this list geared toward summer travel, day trips, and vacations, don’t forget a plenary indulgence can be obtained “each day of the year,” but “no more than once a day.” That’s means all summer.

The four ways, together with the three basic conditions of Confession, receiving Holy Communion, and praying for the Holy Father’s intentions, are —

  • Eucharistic Adoration. “Visit the Blessed Sacrament for adoration lasting at least a half hour.”
  • Praying the Rosary. “Devoutly recite the Marian Rosary in a church or oratory, or in a family, a religious community, or an association of the faithful, and in general when several of the faithful gather for some honest purpose…”
  • Reading or listening to Sacred Scriptures. “Read the Sacred Scriptures as spiritual reading, from a text approved by a competent authority, and with the reverence due to the divine word, for at least a half an hour; if the time is less, the indulgence will be partial.” Or listen to it being read.
  • Pious exercise of the Way of the Cross. Walk them in church or where legitimately erected.

May your summer be a joyful blessed one.

 

From Above: The Jesu dulcissime prayer for the Feast of the Sacred Heart. There are shorter versions, but this is the one printed in the latest official Manual of Indulgences.

Most sweet Jesus, whose overflowing charity for men is requited by so much forgetfulness, negligence, and contempt, behold us prostrate before you, eager to repair by a special act of homage the cruel indifference and injuries to which your loving Heart is everywhere subjected.

Mindful, alas! That we ourselves have had a share in such great indignities, which we now deplore from the depths of our hearts, we humbly ask your pardon and declare our readiness to atone by voluntary expiation, not only for our own personal offenses, but also for the sins of those who, straying from the path of salvation, refuse in their obstinate infidelity to follow you, their Shepherd and Leader, or, renouncing the promises of their Baptism, have cast off the sweet yoke of your law.

We are now resolved to expiate each and every deplorable outrage committed against you; we are determined to make amends for the manifold offenses against Christian modesty in indecent dress and behavior, for all the foul seductions laid to ensnare the feet of the innocent, for the frequent violations of Sundays and holydays, and for the shocking blasphemies uttered against you and your Saints. We wish also to make amends for the insults to which your Vicar on earth and your priests are subjected, for the profanation, by conscious neglect or terrible acts of sacrilege, of the very Sacrament of your divine love, and lastly for the public crimes of nations who resist the rights and teaching authority of the Church which you have founded.

Would that we were able to wash away such abominations with our blood. We now offer, in reparation for these violations of your divine honor, the satisfaction you once made to your Eternal Father on the cross and which you continue to renew daily on our altars; we offer it in union with the acts of atonement of your Virgin Mother and all the saints and of the pious faithful on earth; and we sincerely promise to make recompense, as far as we can with the help of your grace, for all the neglect of your great love and for the sins we and others have committed in the past. Henceforth, we will live a life of unswerving faith, of purity of conduct, of perfect observance of the precepts of the Gospel and especially that of charity. We promise to the best of our power to prevent others from offended you and to bring as many as possible to follow you.

O loving Jesus, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mother, our model of reparation, deign to receive the voluntary offering we make of this act of expiation; and by the crowning gift of perseverance keep us faithful unto death to our duty and the allegiance we owe to you, that we may all one day come to that happy home, where with the Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, for ever and ever. Amen.