Category: Litany

Pope Francis doubted Mary’s apparitions at Bosnian pilgrimage site

Pope Francis doubted Mary’s apparitions at Bosnian pilgrimage site

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Pope Francis on Saturday expressed serious doubts regarding reported daily apparitions of the Virgin at Medjugorje in Bosnia, a site which attracts a million pilgrims annually.

In June 1981, six Bosnian children and teenagers said they had witnessed the appearance of the Virgin in the southern town, and allege she continues to visit to this day.

The woman they saw “is not the mother of Jesus,” the Pope said Saturday aboard the papal plane on his return from a trip to Portugal, where he canonised two young shepherds who had visions of the Virgin 100 years ago.

The site at Medjugorje attracts a million pilgrims annually, but pope says ‘these supposed apparitions don’t have much value

The Pope said an investigation under way by the Church had thrown up doubts regarding the Medjugorje apparitions.

He said he preferred “’the Mother Madonna’ or ‘our Mother’, and not the ‘Madonna chief of service’, for sending daily messages.”

The remarks are likely to make waves in Bosnia, where Catholics make up about 10% of the population and the religious tourism at Medjugorje brings money into the poor Balkan country.

“These supposed apparitions don’t have much value – I’m giving my personal opinion,” the pontiff continued.

“But it is obvious, who thinks the Virgin would say: ‘come to this place tomorrow at this time and I’ll give a message to a seer’?”

However the pope was more circumspect about the original 1981 apparitions, which he did not immediately reject.

“On the original apparitions, the ones the children had, the enquiry says, more or less, that investigations need to continue,” he said.

Several investigations have already been carried out, the last in January 2014, but the pope had made no announcement since.

However, in November 2013, he did express some doubts. “The Virgin,” he said, “is not a chief of the post office who would send messages every day.”

The Vatican earlier this year sent a new envoy to “acquire a deeper knowledge of the pastoral situation” in Medjugorje, and “above all the needs of the faithful who go there on pilgrimage”.

The envoy, however, will not be tasked with verifying the authenticity of the apparitions, because that task falls to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Pray this Litany of St. Joseph NOW to Learn His Many Heavenly Names

Pray this Litany of St. Joseph NOW to Learn His Many Heavenly Names

St. Joseph, however silent he was in the Bible, is widely known as a powerful intercessor in heaven. He may have been a simple carpenter on earth, but his role as the foster-father of Jesus has gained him a special place in the heavenly court.

This has led to a great love of St. Joseph over the centuries, with the development of numerous prayers and devotions to him. One of them is the “Litany of St. Joseph,” a prayer that invokes Joseph using various names that describe particular aspects of his heavenly intercession.

Below is the litany, which can help you better understand St. Joseph’s role in your own life so that you may turn to him when certain trials come. He is a great intercessor, who above all things wants you to join him forever in heaven glory.

The Litany of Saint Joseph

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven,
Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Illustrious son of David, pray for us.
Light of the patriarchs,
Spouse of the Mother of God,
Chaste guardian of the Virgin,
Foster-father of the Son of God,
Watchful defender of Christ,
Head of the Holy Family,
Joseph most just,
Joseph most chaste,
Joseph most prudent,
Joseph most valiant,
Joseph most obedient,
Joseph most faithful,
Mirror of patience,
Lover of poverty,
Model of workmen ,
Glory of domestic life,
Guardian of virgins,
Pillar of families,
Solace of the afflicted,
Hope of the sick,
Patron of the dying,
Terror of demons,
Protector of Holy Church,

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.

V. He made him the lord of His household,
R. And prince over all His possessions.

Let Us Pray.

O God, Who in Thine ineffable providence didst choose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of Thy most Holy Mother, grant that as we venerate him as our protector on earth, we may deserve to have him as our intercessor in Heaven, Thou Who livest and reignest forever and ever. R. Amen.



Invocations To Our Lady of Banneux 

Invocations To Our Lady of Banneux 

INVOCATIONS TO OUR LADY OF BANNEUX

Our Lady of Banneux 

Blessed Virgin of the Poor,

Lead us to Jesus, Source of grace.

Blessed Virgin of the Poor,

Save all nations.

Blessed Virgin of the Poor,

Relieve the sick.

Blessed Virgin of the Poor,

Alleviate suffering.

Blessed Virgin of the Poor,

Pray for each one of us.

Blessed Virgin of the Poor,

We believe in thee.

Blessed Virgin of the Poor,

Believe in us.

Blessed Virgin of the Poor,

We will pray hard.

Blessed Virgin of the Poor,

Bless us.
Blessed Virgin of the Poor,

Mother of the Saviour,

Mother of God,

We thank thee.

Our Lady of Banneux 

Let Us Pray

Our Lady of Banneux, Mother of Our Saviour, Mother of God, Virgin of the Poor, since thou hast promised to believe in us if we believe in thee, I put all my trust in thee.

Deign to listen to the prayers that thou hast asked be addressed to thee; have pity on all our spiritual and temporal miseries. Restore to sinners the treasure of Faith, and give to the poor their daily bread.

Deign to relieve suffering, to heal the sick and to pray for us, so that thus through thy intercession, the reign of Christ the King may extend over all nations.

Amen.



Intercessory Litany Of Our Lady of Mount Carmel For Conversion of Sinners

Intercessory Litany Of Our Lady of Mount Carmel For Conversion of Sinners

INTERCESSORY LITANY

OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL

FOR THE CONVERSION OF SINNERS

Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us, Christ, hear us.

Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven,

Have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,

Have mercy on us.

God the Holy Ghost,

Have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, One God,

Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary,

Pray for us sinners.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Queen of Heaven,

Pray for us sinners.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, vanquisher of Satan,

Pray for us sinners.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, most dutiful Daughter,

Pray for us sinners.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, most pure Virgin,

Pray for us sinners.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, most devoted Spouse,

Pray for us sinners.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, most tender Mother,

Pray for us sinners.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, perfect model of virtue,

Pray for us sinners.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, sure anchor of hope,

Pray for us sinners.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, refuge in affliction,

Pray for us sinners.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, dispenser of God’s gifts,

Pray for us sinners.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, tower of strength against our foes,

Pray for us sinners.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, our aid in danger,

Pray for us sinners.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, road leading to Jesus,

Pray for us sinners.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, our light in darkness,

Pray for us sinners.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, our consolation at the hour of death,

Pray for us sinners.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, advocate of the most abandoned sinners,

Pray for us sinners.

For those hardened in vice,

With confidence we come to thee, O Lady of Mount Carmel.

For those who grieve thy Son,

With confidence we come to thee, O Lady of Mount Carmel.

For those who neglect to pray,

With confidence we come to thee, O Lady of Mount Carmel.

For those who are in their agony,

With confidence we come to thee, O Lady of Mount Carmel.

For those who delay their conversion,

With confidence we come to thee, O Lady of Mount Carmel.

For those suffering in Purgatory,

With confidence we come to thee, O Lady of Mount Carmel.

For those who know thee not,

With confidence we come to thee, O Lady of Mount Carmel.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,

Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,

Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,

Have mercy on us.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Hope of the Despairing,

Intercede for us with thy Divine Son. 

Let Us Pray

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, glorious Queen of Angels, channel of God’s tenderest mercy to man, refuge and advocate of sinners, with confidence I prostrate myself before thee, beseeching thee to obtain for me

(State your intention here in silence).

In return I solemnly promise to have recourse to thee in all my trials, sufferings and temptations, and I shall do all in my powerto induce others to love and reverence thee and to invoke thee in all their needs.

I thank thee for the numberless blessings which I have received from thy mercy and powerful intercession.

Continue to be my shield in danger, my guide in life, and my consolation at the hour of death.

Amen.