Category: Mary

The Power Of Our Lady’s Picture 

The Power Of Our Lady’s Picture 

The Power of Our Lady’s Picture According to St. Alphonsus de Liguori.

There came a woman to one of the houses of the little congregation [the Redemptorists], in this Kingdom, to tell one of the Fathers that her husband had not been to confession for many years, and that she did not know how to bring him back to his duties. For whenever she spoke to him of confession, he threatened to beat her.

The Father told her to give him a little picture of Mary Immaculate. Evening came, and the woman again begged her husband to go to confession. But the man was as deaf to her pleas as before. So she gave him the picture.

He had no sooner received it than he said: “When will you take me to confession, for I am ready?”

The wife, at that sudden change, wept for joy. In the morning he came to our church, and when the Father asked him how long it was since he had been to confession, he answered: “Twenty- eight years”!.

“And what has brought you to confession this morning?” asked the Father.

“Father,” he said, “I was obstinate, but yesterday my wife gave me a picture of the Madonna, and immediately I felt my heart had changed, so that last night appeared to me a thousand years long, and I thought the day would never come when I might go to confession”.

He made his confession with great compunction, changed his life, and continued for a long time to go often to confession to the same father.

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In another place, in the Diocese of Salerno, during one of our missions, there was a certain man who had a great enmity against one who had offended him. One of our Fathers spoke to him, and exhorted him to pardon the one who aggrieved him.

The man replied, “Father, have you ever seen me at the [mission] sermon? No, you have not, and for this reason I stay away: I see that I am damned, but I do not wish it otherwise, for I must have revenge”.

The Father made every effort to convert him, but finding that he was wasting his words, he took a small picture of the Madonna and offered it to the man, saying, “Take, this picture” “Of what use is this picture to me?” the man asked.

But he took it, and as if he had never refused to pardon his enemy, he said to the missionary, “Father, do you wish anything more than reconciliation? For that I am ready”. The next morning was appointed for the reconciliation. But when the morning came, his mind was changed, and he would do nothing.

The Father offered him another picture. He did not want it, and took it unwillingly; but behold, no sooner had he taken it, than he immediately said, “Let us be reconciled. Where is Mastrodatti?” He then forgave his enemy, and afterwards made his confession.

St. Alphonso Liguori, Pray For Us! 

Science Proves Our Lady Of Guadalupe Is A Miracle 

Science Proves Our Lady Of Guadalupe Is A Miracle 


Science Proves Our Lady Of Guadalupe Is A Miracle!!

Digital technology is giving new leads for understanding a phenomenon that continues to puzzle science: the mysterious eyes of the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

The image, imprinted on the tilma of a l6th-century peasant, led millions of indigenous Indians in Mexico to convert to the Catholic faith. Earlier this month in Rome, results of research into the famed image were discussed by engineer José Aste Tonsmann of the Mexican Center of Guadalupan Studies during a conference at Pontifical Regina Apostolorum Athenaeum.

For over 20 years, this graduate in environmental systems engineering at Cornell University has studied the image of the Virgin left on the rough maguey-fiber fabric of Juan Diego’s tilma. What intrigued Tonsmann most were the eyes of the Virgin.

Though the dimensions are microscopic, the iris and the pupils of the image’s eyes have imprinted on them a highly detailed picture of at least 13 people, Tonsmann said. The same people are present in both the left and right eyes, in different proportions, as would happen when human eyes reflect the objects before them.

Tonsmann said he believes the reflection transmitted by the eyes of the Virgin of Guadalupe is the scene on Dec. 9, 1531, during which Juan Diego showed his tilma, with the image, to Bishop Juan de Zumárraga and others present in the room.

In his research, Tonsmann used a digital process used by satellites and space probes in transmitting visual information.

He insisted that the basic image “has not been painted by human hand”. As early as the 18th century, scientists showed that it was impossible to paint such an image in a fabric of that texture. The “ayate” fibers used by the Indians, in fact, deteriorate after 20 years. Yet, the image and the fabric on which it is imprinted have lasted almost 470 years.

Tonsmann pointed out that Richard Kuhn, the 1938 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, found that the image did not have natural animal or mineral colorings. Given that there were no synthetic colorings in 1531, the image is inexplicable.

In 1979, Americans Philip Callahan and Jody B. Smith studied the image with infrared rays and discovered to their surprise that there was no trace of paint and that the fabric had not been treated with any kind of technique.

“How it is possible to explain this image and its consistency … on a fabric that has not been treated?” Tonsmann asked. “How is it possible that, despite the fact there is no paint, the colors maintain their luminosity and brilliance?”

Tonsmann, a Peruvian engineer, added, “Callahan and Smith showed how the image changes in color slightly according to the angle of viewing, a phenomenon that is known by the word iridescence, a technique that cannot be reproduced with human hands”.

The scientist began his study in 1979. He magnified the iris of the Virgin’s eyes 2,500 times and, through mathematical and optical procedures, was able to identify all the people imprinted in the eyes.

The eyes reflect the witnesses of the Guadalupan miracle the moment Juan Diego unfurled his tilma before the bishop, according to Tonsmann.

In the eyes, Tonsmann believes, it is possible to discern a seated Indian, who is looking up to the heavens; the profile of a balding, elderly man with a white beard, much like the portrait of Bishop Zumárraga painted by Miguel Cabrera to depict the miracle; and a younger man, in all probability interpreter Juan González.

Also present is an Indian, likely Juan Diego, of striking features with a beard and mustache, who unfolds his own tilma before the bishop; a woman of dark complexion, possibly a Negro slave who was in the bishop’s service; and a man with Spanish features who looks on pensively, stroking his beard with his hand.

In summary, the Virgin’s eyes bear a kind of instant picture of what occurred at the moment the image was unveiled in front of the bishop, Tonsmann says.

Moreover, in the center of the pupils, on a much more reduced scale, another scene can be perceived, independent of the first, the scientist contends. It is that of an Indian family made up of a woman, a man and several children. In the right eye, other people who are standing appear behind the woman.

Tonsmann ventured an explanation for this second image in the Virgin’s eyes. He believes it is a message kept hidden until modern technology was able to discover it just when it is needed.

“This could be the case of the picture of the family in the center of the Virgin’s eye,” the scientist said, “at a time when the family is under serious attack in our modern world”.(Zenit)

Novena To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus – Day 2

Novena To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus – Day 2


*Day 2 -Sacred heart Novena*

*June /20/2019*

*Peace be with you!*

*REFLECTION*

Mother Teresa once said that God did not call her to be successful, but rather faithful. That applies to all of us as well! The main thing is to keep in touch with Him and keep trying to live in His love!

You can see touchingly tangible proof of Jesus’ unbounded love for each and every one of us (that includes you) every time you look at a crucifix. He willingly gave up His life for us in a most brutal fashion so that we might have Eternal Life with him in heaven!

St. Paul wrote in his letter to the Romans that while one might find the courage to sacrifice his life for a good person, Christ died for us while we were still sinners (Rom 5: 7-8). And keep in mind as well that He would have made that same sacrifice just for you alone!

*In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.*

*I Confess to You* [see Day 1, Novena]

*Come Holy Spirit* [see Day 1 Novena]

*The Lord’s Prayer*  [see Day 1 Novena]

*Hail Mary*  [see Day 1 Novena]


*The Prayer to the Sacred Heart*  [see Day 1 Novena]

*Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus*

O most holy heart of Jesus, fountain of every Blessing, I adore you, I love you, and with lively sorrow for my sins I offer you this poor heart of mine. Make me humble, patient, pure and wholly obedient to your will. Grant, Good Jesus, that I may live in you and for you. Protect me in the midst of danger. Comfort me in my afflictions. Give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs, your blessing on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death. Amen.

*Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Day 2*

O my Jesus, Thou has said: “Truly I say to you, ask and it will be given you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.” Behold I knock, I seek, and I ask for the grace of 

[​State your request here].

*Our Father*

*Hail Mary*

*Glory be*

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee.

O my Jesus, Thou hast said: “Truly, I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in My name, He will give it to you.” 

Behold, in Thy name, I ask the Father for the grace of

[State your request here].

*Our Father*

*Hail Mary*

*Glory be*

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee.

O my Jesus, Thou has said: 

“Truly I say to you, Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” Encouraged by Thy infallible words, I now ask for the grace of

[State your request here].

*Our Father*

*Hail Mary*

*Glory be*

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee.

*Let us pray.*

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for Whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have mercy on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of Thee, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, thy tender Mother and ours.

*Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus* [See Day 1 Novena].

*In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.*

Novena To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus – Day 1

Novena To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus – Day 1

*Day 1 -Sacred heart Novena*

*June /19/2019*

*Peace be with you!*

*REFLECTION*

It is said that St. Padre Pio recited this novena daily for all those who requested his prayers. This novena (repeating the same prayer for nine consecutive days for a particular intention or devotion) can be prayed at any time, though it is a tradition to begin on the traditional feast of Corpus Christi (Thursday after Trinity Sunday) leading up to the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. On the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus itself it is a tradition to pray the Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart.

In this Novena to the Sacred Heart, we pray for nine days in trust and confidence in the mercy and love of Jesus Christ, that He might grant our request. At each point where the prayer indicates that you should state your request, mention the same request, and use the same request for each of the nine days of the novena.

*In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.*

*I Confess to You*

I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have sinned through my own fault, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do; and I ask the Blessed Mary, ever virgin, all the angels and saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.

Amen.

*Come Holy Spirit*

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.

O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

*The Lord’s Prayer* [Our Father]

Our Father, Who art in heaven, 

Hallowed be Thy Name. 

Thy Kingdom come. 

Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. 

And forgive us our trespasses, 

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil. Amen.

*Hail Mary*

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee.

Blessed art thou amongst 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.

*The Prayer to the Sacred Heart*

Oh Lord Jesus Christ, to Your most Sacred Heart I confide this intention {name petition}.

Only look upon me, then do what Your love

Inspires. Let Your Sacred Heart decide.

I count on You. I trust in You. I throw myself on Your mercy. Lord Jesus, You will not fail me.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in You.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I believe in Your love for me.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Your kingdom come.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I have asked You for many favors, but I earnestly implore this one.

Take it, place it in Your open Heart.

When the Eternal Father looks upon it, He will see it covered with Your Precious Blood.

It will be no longer my prayer, but Yours, Jesus. Sacred Heart of Jesus,

I place all my trust in You. Let me not be disappointed. Amen

*Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus*

O most holy heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore you, I love you, and with lively sorrow for my sins I offer you this poor heart of mine. Make me humble, patient, pure and wholly obedient to your will. Grant, Good Jesus, that I may live in you and for you. Protect me in the midst of danger. Comfort me in my afflictions. Give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs, your blessing on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death. Amen.

*Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus 

Day 1*

O my Jesus, Thou has said: “Truly I say to you, ask and it will be given you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.” Behold I knock, I seek, and I ask for the grace of 

[​state your request here].

*Our Father*

*Hail Mary*

*Glory be*

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee.

O my Jesus, Thou hast said: “Truly, I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in My name, He will give it to you.” Behold, in Thy name, I ask the Father for the grace of

[State your request here].

*Our Father*

*Hail Mary*

*Glory be*

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee.

O my Jesus, Thou has said: “Truly I say to you, Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”

Encouraged by Thy infallible words, I now ask for the grace of:

[state your request here].

*Our Father*

*Hail Mary*

*Glory be*

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee.

*Let us pray.*

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for Whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have mercy on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of Thee, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, thy tender Mother and ours.

*Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus*

V. Lord, have mercy on us.

R. Christ, have mercy on us. 

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

R. Christ, graciously hear us. 

V. 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.

~Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, formed by the Holy Spirit in the Virgin Mother’s womb, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, substantially united to the Word of God, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, holy temple of God, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate of heaven, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, glowing furnace of charity, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, vessel of justice and love, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, King and center of all hearts, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, in whom dwells all the fullness of the Godhead, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father was well pleased, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, of whose fullness we have all received, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, patient and rich in mercy, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, rich to all who call upon You, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, fount of life and holiness, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our offenses, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, overwhelmed with reproaches, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, bruised for our iniquities, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, obedient even unto death, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, victim for our sins, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who hope in You, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in You, have mercy on us.

~Heart of Jesus, delight of all saints, have mercy on us.

V. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,

R. Spare us, O Lord.

V. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,

R. Graciously hear us, O Lord.

V. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,

R. Have mercy on us.


V. Jesus, meek and humble of Heart (3x). 

R. Make our hearts like unto Thine.

Let us pray.

Almighty and eternal God, look upon the Heart of Thy most beloved Son and upon the praises and satisfaction which He offers Thee in the name of sinners; and to those who implore Thy mercy, in Thy great goodness, grant forgiveness in the name of the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who lives and reigns with Thee forever and ever. Amen.

*In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.*

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