5/24 Feast Day of Mary Help of Christians

United in The Most Holy and Divine Will with the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 
all souls of past, present and future with all the Heavenly Hosts
and with the voice of all creation,
we go to the Throne of our Triune God
and united with the Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta, the little daughter of the Divine Will
we pray that God’s Kingdom Come, that His Will be done on earth as It is in Heaven
and searched for, known, desired, loved, and possessed by all; and for…

Entrustment of our Home to
Mary Help of Christians

Most Holy Virgin Mary, appointed by God to be the Help of Christians,

we choose you as the Mother and Protectress of our home.

We ask you to favor us with your powerful protection.

Preserve our home from every danger; from fire, flood, lightning, storms,

earthquakes, thieves, vandals, and from every other danger.

Bless us, protect us, defend us, keep us as your own,

all the people who dwell in this home.

Protect them from all accidents and misfortunes,

but above all obtain from them the most important grace of avoiding sin.

 Mary, Help of Christians pray for all those who live in this home

which is entrusted to you.

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Invocation to our Lady

Composed by Saint John Bosco

Oh Mary, powerful Virgin, great and illustrious rampart of the Church,

wonderful Help of Christians,  terrible as an army drawn up in battle array;

you alone overcome every error in the world;

 in anxieties, in struggles, in every difficulty defend us from the enemy

and at the hour of our death receive our souls into paradise. Amen.

 Mary, Help of Christians pray for all those who live in this home

which is entrusted to you.

May this act be multiplied to the infinite in God’s Most Holy Divine Will.

We repeat this act with every beat of our heart and breath that we take in time and eternity.

We bring all souls with us, from the first to the last: and repeat this act with every beat of our hearts and breaths that we take.

We bring all creatures with us, from the first to the last: and repeat this act with every beat of our hearts and breaths that we take.

We bring all the Acts of Creation and Redemption with us for every movement, each particle and being for all eternity that this intention is repeated.

Fiat!

5/23 Mary, Help of Christians (Historical)

From the Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will:  Celestial Mama, in the midst of many, I, who am the littlest, the neediest of Your children, want to come up onto Your Maternal lap, to bring You, not flowers and roses, but a Sun each day.  But the Mama must help Her child, giving me Her Lessons of Heaven, to teach me how to form these Divine Suns, that I may give You the Most Beautiful Homage and the Most Pure Love.  Dear Mama, You have understood what Your child wants:  I want to be taught by You how to Live of Divine Will.  And I, transforming my acts and all of myself into Divine Will according to Your Teachings, each day, will bring You, onto Your lap, all my acts changed into Suns.

5/23 Novena to St. Annibale for vocations Starts 5/23 goes to 6/1

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NOVENA TO ST. ANNIBALE MARIA DI FRANCIA

FOR VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD

THE SAINT OF VOCATIONS

Spiritual Director of Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta

St. Annibale Maria di Francia

Feast day: June 1 1851 – 1927 Beatified By: 7 October 1990 by Pope John Paul II Canonized By: 16 May 2004 by Pope John Paul II

The message and the mission of Saint Annibale Maria Di Francia is not only valued among those involved in vocation ministry and those who have at heart the formation of the clergy but also by all those who have come to understand the need of prayer for more vocations in the Church.

 

DAILY PRAYER

O Most Holy Virgin, You have kept in Your Immaculate Heart the Divine Command of Jesus:

“Pray therefore to the Master of the Harvest to send laborers to His Harvest”

and You have raised all priestly and apostolic vocations, which have bloomed in the Church at all times

We ask of You this Spirit of prayer and that You may present the supplications which we raise to the Lord of the Harvest

so that He send to the world an abundance of holy laborers

for His greater Glory and for the Salvation of Souls.

Amen.

St. Annibale Maria di Francia

 

DAY ONE (May 23)

Saint Annibale Maria Di Francia, you were entrusted by Our Lord Jesus Christ, with the soul of the Servant of God Luisa Piccaretta. Now, through the intercession of our Little Mama Luisa, and under the Blue Mantle of Our dear Blessed Mother, Mary, we entrust to you our prayers in this Novena for abundant vocations to the Holy Priesthood.

Blessed Pope John Paul II described you, St Annibale Maria di Francia, as “an anticipator and precursor of the modern pastoral care of vocations.”  Therefore we pray with you, through Luisa Piccarreta, your own prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary begging the Master of the Harvest to send laborers to His Harvest.
Pray the daily prayer.

 

DAY TWO (May 24)

Saint Annibale Maria Di Francia, you who were the Extraordinary Confessor to our Little Mama, the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, once said:  “What are these few orphans we attend to, these few people we bring the good news to, compared to the millions who are lost and abandoned as sheep without a shepherd?…I looked for an answer and I found a complete one in the words of Jesus: “Beg the harvest master to send out laborers to gather his harvest.”  Therefore we pray with you, through Luisa Piccarreta, your own prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary begging the Master of the Harvest to send laborers to His Harvest.
Pray the daily prayer.

 

DAY THREE (May 25)

Saint Annibale Maria Di Francia, you once asked: “Who will evangelise the poor if there are no evangelisers? Who will lead the people in God’s ways, if there are no pastors?”

You understood the importance and great need of holy laborers.  Now more than ever we need Vocations to the Holy Priesthood.  Therefore we pray with you, through Luisa Piccarreta, your own prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary begging the Master of the Harvest to send laborers to His Harvest.
Pray the daily prayer.

 

DAY FOUR (May 26)

St. Annibale Maria Di Francia, in your love for children and the poor you discovered another and greater poverty, which was the lack of good workers. You spent your whole life countering this poverty.  Today we suffer more than ever the poverty of good workers in the vineyard.  Therefore we pray with you, through Luisa Piccarreta, your own prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary begging the Master of the Harvest to send laborers to His Harvest.
Pray the daily prayer.

 

DAY FIVE (May 27)

St. Annibale Maria Di Francia, you yourself strived to become a model of the “good laborer” spoken of in the Gospels, and to be a priest “according to the Heart of Jesus.”  Our hearts yearn for “good laborers,” priests “according to the Heart of Jesus.”  Therefore we pray with you, through Luisa Piccarreta, your own prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary begging the Master of the Harvest to send laborers to His Harvest.
Pray the daily prayer.

 

DAY SIX (May 28)

St. Annibale Maria Di Francia, you looked at the poor of the city with the eyes of Jesus and saw them as “sheep without a shepherd.”  Look now upon our poor souls with the eyes of Jesus and have pity on our souls who are so often as “sheep without a shepherd.”  Jesus wants laborers to harvest His people. Therefore we pray with you, through Luisa Piccarreta, your own prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary begging the Master of the Harvest to send laborers to His Harvest.
Pray the daily prayer.

 

DAY SEVEN (May 29)

St. Annibale Maria Di Francia, in diving into the richness of the Gospel you found the Rogate pearl of great price, which means “…pray therefore to the Lord of the harvest to send workers into His harvest.” (Mt 9:37-38; Lk 10:2).  These words were engraved into your heart.  To you we come to enflame the hearts of men to the Holy Priesthood and send workers into His Harvest. Therefore we pray with you, through Luisa Piccarreta, your own prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary begging the Master of the Harvest to send laborers to His Harvest.
Pray the daily prayer.

 

DAY EIGHT (May 30)

St. Annibale Maria Di Francia, it became your life to pray to God the Father, the Lord of the Harvest to send workers into His Harvest so that many would know the joy of the Gospel.  It is now our obligation, our desire, our joy to pray for vocations as you did.  Therefore we pray with you, through Luisa Piccarreta, your own prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary begging the Master of the Harvest to send laborers to His Harvest.
Pray the daily prayer.

 

DAY NINE (May 31)

St. Annibale Maria Di Francia, you used to say: “We should love children with tender and fatherly love. This is the secret of secrets to gain them to God”.  There are so few today who desire to be priests, tender fathers, who love with a fatherly love who would lead souls to our Heavenly Father. Therefore we pray with you, through Luisa Piccarreta, your own prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary begging the Master of the Harvest to send laborers to His Harvest.
Pray the daily prayer.

 

FINAL PRAYER (June 1)

Every year, the Popes remind the universal Church that still today salvation comes to us through the work of many and holy ministers of the Gospel and that to obtain them from God we must pray.

 

Prayer for Priestly Vocations

Jesus, Good Shepherd, you said:

“The harvest indeed is great but the laborers are few.”

We lovingly embrace Your invitation:

“Pray the Heavenly Father to send forth laborers into His harvest.”

Inspire in us a holy crusade for vocations

under the loving care of St. Annibale Maria Di Francia

whom Blessed Pope John Paul II described as

“an anticipator and precursor of the modern pastoral care of vocations.”

Grant us abundant holy priests!

May these holy priests be the salt of the earth, the light of the world,

the city placed on the mountaintop for the salvation of mankind redeemed by Your Precious Blood.

Look on us Lord Jesus and our need for holy priests.

Help those young men you are calling to hear clearly Your Solemn and Authoritative Voice

and to generously respond with their “Fiat!” to Your loving call.

Holy Mary Mother of God and Mother of priests, Mother and guardian of vocations,

pray with us, pray for us and pray for all those young men

called from the beginning of time by Our Triune God

to be holy priests today in our troubled world.

Amen.

 

5/23 Pope Pius X grants extension for Sacrifice of the Mass in Luisa’s room (1905 – following Leo XIII)

Luisa: “Now, I let you know that I receive Holy Communion every day, and Holy Mass once a week, while before, even when I left of the convent, It was celebrated every day. Since, six months after the prohibition of the books, our Bishop died, the fathers who caused the books to be prohibited could also obtain from the Holy Office, after the death of the Bishop, the prohibition of Holy Mass. But the Divine Will, in which I find everything, even the Holy Mass – no one can take It away from me.…if you could interest yourself in letting me have back the Holy Mass, how grateful I would be! I had it for forty years, and without knowing the reasons, they took it away from me. Fiat, Fiat!” – Letter of Luisa No. 87 – April 10, 1940

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