by the Number
CATHOLIC BELIEFS--------------OUR FAITH BY THE NUMBER
Every Catholic must believe that there is one God, and no more than one
God: that God is a pure Spirit, the Lord and Maker of Heaven and earth,
Who has neither beginning nor end, but is always the same: Who is
everywhere present; knows and sees all things; can do all things
Whatsoever He pleases; and is infinite in all perfections.
Every Catholic is bound to believe that in one God there are three
distinct Persons, perfectly equal, of the same substance, and having
the same nature: the Father, Who proceeds from no one; the Son, Who is
born of the Father before all ages; and the Holy Ghost, Who proceeds
eternally from the Father and the Son as from one principle; and that
the three Persons are all equally eternal, equal in wisdom and power,
and are all three one and the same God.
We must believe that God created the Angels to be with Him for ever,
and that one part of them fell from God by sin, and became devils. That
God also created Adam and Eve, the first parents of all mankind, and
placed them in the earthly Paradise, from whence they were justly
banished for the sin they committed in eating of the fruit from the
forbidden tree; and that by this transgression of Adam we are all
conceived and born in sin, and would have been lost for ever, if God
had not sent us a Savior.
We are bound to believe in the Savior of all mankind, Jesus Christ, the
Son of God, true God and true Man; perfect God from all eternity, equal
to His Father in all things; and perfect Man, from the time of His
coming down from Heaven for us, having a body and soul like ours.
We must believe that Jesus Christ, our Savior, Who had been long
foretold by the prophets, was, at God's appointed time, by the power of
the Holy Ghost, without having any man for His father, conceived in the
womb of the Virgin Mary; whom God had prepared for this wonderful
Maternity in a wonderful manner: in that by a singular grace and
privilege, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, she was in the first
instant of her conception preserved free from every taint of Original
Of her, who is Blessed among Women for evermore, was born our Lord
still remaining a pure virgin. During the time of His mortal
life, Jesus Christ founded the Catholic religion; and then offered
Himself as a Sacrifice for the sins of the whole world, by dying upon a
Cross, to obtain mercy, grace, and salvation for us; and that neither
mercy, nor grace, nor salvation can, or ever could, since Adam's fall,
be obtained except through the mediation of the Son of God.
We must believe that Jesus Christ, after He died and was buried, arose
on the third day from death to life, never to die again; and that, for
the space of forty days, He was pleased; at different times, to
manifest Himself to His disciples, and then ascended into Heaven in
their sight; where, as God-Man, He continually intercedes for us.
Thence he sent down the Holy Ghost upon His disciples, to abide with
them for ever, as He promised, and to guide them and their successors
into all truth, through the Holy Catholic Church, outside of which
there is no salvation.
CATHOLIC FAITH BY THE NUMBER
1. There is but one God [in Three
Divine Persons, yet one and
the same God].
One True Church founded by Christ Himself, the Holy Catholic Church.
2. There are two parts to the Bible: the Old Testament and the New
Testament; and there are two states of life in the Church: the ordained
and the lay, or non-ordained.
Two Divine Promises Novena
3. Three Persons in one Godhead: the Blessed Trinity.
There are three theological virtues: Faith, Hope, and Charity. These
are infused into the human soul at Baptism.
The Catholic Church has three powers: to govern, to teach, to sanctify.
The Three Hours: the name given to the period between 12 noon to
3 P.M. on Good Friday in memory of the three hours Jesus hung on the
The Three Marys: Three women closely associated with Our Lord and Our
Mary Magdalen, Mary Salome and Mary Cleopas.
The Three Evangelical Counsels:
Chastity [that is not to marry]
Three Great Catholic Creeds------Part of the Tradition
The Three member groups of the Communion of Saints:
The Church Militant on earth
The Church Suffering in
The Church Triumphant in Heaven
The Three Names given to Angels in Scripture: St. Michael, St. Gabriel.
St. Raphael. Any other names are from non-canonical books and thus are
not part of doctrine or Tradition.
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4. The Cardinal Virtues are four:
Prudence, Justice, Fortitude and
These virtues are basic virtues that are developed by grace
through habit, although they are natural, that is, non-infused. All the
other acquired virtues depend on these, thus they are called cardinal
that is they act as the hinge. These are also referred to as the Moral
The Four Marks of the True Church are those outward, visible signs that
point to the Church founded by Christ:
One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic.
One, meaning joined under one head from the beginning, that is, the
Roman Pontiff; Holy, meaning it has all the Sacraments instituted by
Christ; Catholic, meaning universal, in its disbursement, its
teachings; Apostolic, meaning identified with Tradition, which is
unchanging, handed down from the Apostles and with bishops that can
trace a direct line to the original Twelve.
The Four Weeks of Advent, the period of penance preceding Christmas.
The Four Horsemen: refers to the last book of the Bible, the Book of
Revelation or the Apocalypse, Chapter 6, verses 1-8: War, Civil Strife,
Famine and Plague.
The Four Sins Crying Out for Vengeance:
The Sin of Sodom
Oppression of the Poor
Defrauding laborers of their just wages.
The Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven or Hell.
The Four Great Ends of the Holy Mass:
These ends correspond to the four great duties we owe to Almighty God:
To praise, honor and adore the infinite majesty of God, Who is
infinitely deserving of all the glory that can be given to Him by His
(2) To satisfy the infinite justice of God, Who is infinitely offended
by the sins committed against Him.
(3) To thank the infinitely liberality of God, Who requires an infinite
return of all the favors bestowed upon His creatures.
(4) To petition the infinite goodness of God, Whom nothing but a
pleading of infinite value can move to grant us all needful blessings.
The Four Special Graces Promised for Devotion to the Dolors of Our Lady:
PROMISES: According to St. Alphonsus Liguori, Our Lord revealed to St.
Elizabeth of Hungary four special graces that are given to those who
are devoted to the dolors of His holy Mother.
(1) That those who before death invoke the Blessed Mother in the name
of her sorrows, should obtain true repentance of all their sins.
(2) That He would protect in their tribulations all who remember this
devotion, and that He would protect them especially at the hour of
(3) That He would impress upon their minds the remembrance of His
Passion, and that they should have their reward for it in Heaven.
(4) That He would commit such devout clients to the hands of Mary, so
that she might obtain for these souls all the graces she wanted to
lavish upon them.
The Four Necessary Things for a Valid Sacrament:
A valid minister [priest or bishop where a Sacrament requires it]
The Four Criteria for a Saint to be Named a Father of the Church:
(1) Taught correct
doctrine----neither a heretic nor
(2) Lived a holy life.
(3) Approved by the official Church,
but not necessarily by a decree.
(4) Linked to antiquity-----the
earliest centuries of
the Church, up to the 8th Century.
The Criteria for a Saint to be a Doctor of the Church are the same
except for the link to antiquity, but they must be decreed to be such
by a Council of the Church of the Roman Pontiff. As of the year 2004
there are 33 Doctors of the Church.
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5. The Five Chief Means we satisfy God for the temporal punishment due
Performing the Works of Mercy, both Spiritual and Corporal [see below]
Patiently suffering the ills of life.
The Five Holy Wounds:
These are the five prominent Wounds in Our Lord's Hands [1 each], Feet [1 each] and Side
at His Crucifixion.
The Five First
Saturdays of Reparation
5 GRACES AND YOUR CROSS
TO ALL THOSE FAITHFUL
WHO SHALL RECITE FOR 3 YEARS, EACH DAY, 2 PATERS,
IN HONOR OF THE DROPS OF BLOOD I LOST, I WILL CONCEDE THE FOLLOWING
(1) The plenary indulgence
and remittance of your sins.
(2) You will be free
from the pains of Purgatory.
(3) If you should
die before completing the said 3 years,
for you it will
be the same as if you had completed them.
(4) It will be upon
your death the same as if you had shed all your blood for the Holy
(5) I will descend
from Heaven to take your soul and that of your relatives, until the
The Five Intellectual [Habitual] Virtues or Habits:
The first three
intellectual virtues are understanding, science, and wisdom.
Understanding is the habitual knowledge of foundational self-evident
truths without which one cannot have real knowledge. Science is the act
of conclusion from first principles of the particular sciences. Wisdom
is knowing things as they really are and in their highest causes. These
three belong to philosophy.
In addition there are
two practical virtues called art and prudence.
Art is knowing how to make things or produce objects.
Prudence is knowing how to do
things, or actions tnot resulting in an object. For example, how to
conduct oneself in life and it is the only one of the intellectual
virtues that cannot exist apart from the moral or cardinal virtues.
6. The Six Sins
Against the Holy Ghost:
Presumption of God's Mercy
Impugning the known truth
Envy at another's spiritual good
Obstinacy in sin
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The Six USA Holy Days:
NOTE that Holy Day is also spelled Holyday, whereby the secular term,
holiday, is derived. Also note that the US Bishops are permitted to
remit a Holy Day if it falls on a weekend other than Sunday. They do
not always choose to do so but it has occurred several times since
receiving the indult from Rome.
These are days other than Sunday on which the faithful are bound to
attend Mass and refrain from servile work [if possible, given modern
The Circumcision of Our Lord [Trad.] or the Solemnity
of Mary [N.O.]------January 1
Thursday------Forty days after Easter
The Assumption------August 15
All Saints' Day------November 1
The Immaculate Conception------December 8
The Nativity of Our Lord------Christmas Day, December 25
The Six Precepts of the Church:
(1) To hear Mass on Sundays, and Holy Days of Obligation.
(2) To fast and abstain on the days commanded.
(3) To confess our sins at least once a year. .
(4) To receive the Holy Eucharist at least once at Eastertide.
(5) To contribute to the support of our pastors.
Not to solemnize marriage at the forbidden times; not to marry persons
within the forbidden degrees of kindred, or otherwise prohibited by the
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7. The Seven
Holy Orders-----Luke 22:19
Extreme Unction-----James 5:14
The Seven Gifts
of the Holy Ghost:
Fear of the Lord
The Seven Godly Virtues:
NOTE THEY ARE OPPOSED BY THE SEVEN CAPITAL SINS BELOW THIS LIST
Liberality [Generosity of spirit in the use of temporal goods]
The Seven Capital Sins:
1. The Presentation in the Temple
2. The Flight into Egypt
3. The Loss of Jesus for Three Days
4. Meeting Jesus on the Way to Calvary
5. The Crucifixion
6. The Descent from the Cross
7. The Burial of Jesus
The Seven Joys above are called the Franciscan Crown: this is
part of the Litanies Directory and not Children's.
The Seven Sorrows and Joys of
THE JOYS AND SORROWS ARE INTERTWINED, THAT IS,
THE NUMBERS OF EACH PARALLEL EACH.
(1) Anguish after the Annunciation to Him by an Angel
(2) Seeing the Child Jesus Born in Poverty
(3) The Shedding of Jesus' Blood at His Circumcision
(4) The Prophecy of Simeon
(5) The Flight into Egypt
(6) Fear for the Holy Child at the Returning to Nazareth at the Command
of the Angel
(7) The Loss of Jesus for Three Days
(1) The Realization of The
of the Savior
(2) The Resplendent Hymns of the Angels at Bethlehem, Christmas Night
(3) The Holy Name of Jesus
(4) The Knowledge of Salvation of Many Souls by the Redemption of the
(5) The Knowledge that the Egyptian Idols Fell
(6) Dwelling in gladness in Nazareth with Mary and the Holy Child
(7) The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
The Seven Last Words of Jesus on the Cross:
(1) Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.
(2) This day thou shalt be with Me in Paradise.
(3) Behold thy son; behold thy Mother.
(4) My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?
(5) I thirst.
(6) It is consummated.
(7) Father, into Thy hands I deliver My spirit.
Seven Offerings of the Precious Blood
The Seven Penitential Psalms
These are, of course found in the Book of Psalms of the Old Testament,
and they are:
Psalms 6, 31, 37, 50, 101, 129 and 142. They primarily speak of sin,
repentance and ask for the mercy of God.
The Seven Promises Related to Devotion to Our Lady's Sorrows
PROMISES: According to St. Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373), the Blessed
Virgin grants seven graces to the souls who honor her daily by saying
seven Hail Marys while meditating on her tears and dolors:
(1) "I will grant peace to their families."
(2) "They will be enlightened about the Divine Mysteries."
(3) "I will console them in their pains and I will accompany them in
(4) "I will give them as much as they ask for as long as it does
not oppose the adorable will of my Divine Son or the sanctification of
(5) "I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal
enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives."
(6) "I will visibly help them at the moment of their death-----they
will see the face of their mother."
(7) "I have obtained this grace from my Divine Son, that those who
propagate this devotion to my tears and dolors will be taken directly
from this earthly life to eternal happiness, since all their sins will
be forgiven and my Son will be their eternal consolation and joy."
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8. The Eight Beatitudes: Amended
September 30, 2007
1. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.
2. Blessed are the meek, for they shall possess the earth.
3. Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
4. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall
5. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
6. Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God.
7. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children
8. Blessed are they who suffer persecution for justice sake, for theirs
is the kingdom of Heaven.
Note: In St. Mathew's Gospel there are nine,
but the Church places 8
and 9 within the same context, the suffering of persecution, following
St. Augustine. Thus, almost every catechism etc., lists 8, not 9.
9. Blessed are you when men revile you, and
persecute you, and speak all manner of evil against you falsely,
because of Me.
Eight Promises of St. Joseph:
1. God will grant special graces to those
do not know me, to have a great devotion to me.
2. God will bless all who are married and
blessing in their family will be without
3. Those married and without children will
blessed with offspring.
4. God will give special graces to be
from temptations and the attacks of the
5. They shall have a good and happy death.
6. They shall overcome their trials and
7. God shall grant them immediate help
when they invoke my intercession,
for the demons have extreme
dread of the invocation of my name.
8. For all those who embrace a St. Joseph
they shall obtain a more fervent love for Jesus and a true devotion to Most Holy Mary.
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9. Nine Ways of Being
an Accessory to Another's Sin:
By defense of the evil done
praise or flattery
The Nine Choirs of Angels in Descending Order:
Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominations, Virtues, Powers,
Archangels and Angels.
The Nine First Fridays Devotion of the
Sacred Heart------Promise 12
I PROMISE THEE IN THE EXCESS
OF THE MERCY OF MY HEART, THAT ITS ALL-POWERFUL LOVE WILL GRANT
ALL THOSE WHO SHALL
RECEIVE COMMUNION ON THE FIRST FRIDAY OF NINE CONSECUTIVE
MONTHS THE GRACE OF FINAL REPENTANCE;
THEY SHALL NOT DIE UNDER MY DISPLEASURE,
NOR WITHOUT RECEIVING THE SACRAMENTS;
MY HEART SHALL BE THEIR ASSURED REFUGE
AT THAT LAST HOUR.
First Wednesdays of St. Joseph:
by the Pious Union of St.
Wednesday is dedicated in a
to St. Joseph. Make the
Nine First Wednesdays (in a manner similar
the Nine First Fridays
of the Sacred Heart) in honor of St. Joseph
a happy death, for yourself
and your dear ones. As charity is one of
best ways to be worthy of
the grace of a happy
death, offer your First Wednesday Mass and Communion and devotions
in honor of St. Joseph in a special way for the salvation of the dying,
most especially for an undying sinner who is to lose his soul without
grace of final repentance.
permits St. Joseph to take from
treasury with full hands in order to give souls the treasures of Divine
grace and mercy, like Joseph, the son of Jacob, who took corn from the
granaries of the King of Egypt to feed his brethren and all who had
to him. From the heights of Heaven, the King of Glory speaks to us the
same words as Pharao spoke to the starving people of Egypt: "Go to
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1. I am the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not have strange gods before Me.
2. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
3. Remember that thou keep holy the sabbath day.
4. Honor thy father and thy mother.
5. Thou shalt not kill.
6. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
7. Thou shalt not steal.
8. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife.
10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods.
Eleven Novenas in Honor Mary
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12. The Twelve Fruits of the
Charity, Joy, Peace, Patience, Forbearance, Goodness, Benignity
Mildness, Fidelity, Modesty, Continency, Chastity.
The Twelve Apostles:
Simon Peter, James the Greater, John, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew,
Matthew-Levi, Thomas, James the Less, Jude Thaddeus, Simon, and Judas
Iscariot. After the suicide of Judas, Matthias was chosen to take
The Twelve Names Christ gives for Himself in the Gospels, four of which
have Life as all or a part of the title:
Bread of Life
Light of the World
Resurrection and Life
Son of Man,
Vine, Way, Truth and Life
Twelve Promises of
the Sacred Heart
1. I WILL GIVE THEM ALL THE GRACES
NECESSARY FOR THEIR STATE OF LIFE.
2. I WILL GIVE PEACE IN THEIR FAMILIES.
3. I WILL CONSOLE THEM IN ALL THEIR
4. THEY SHALL FIND IN MY HEART AN
ASSURED REFUGE DURING LIFE AND ESPECIALLY AT THE HOUR OF DEATH.
5. I WILL POUR ABUNDANT BLESSINGS
ON ALL THEIR UNDERTAKINGS.
6. SINNERS SHALL FIND IN MY HEART
THE SOURCE AND INFINITE OCEAN OF MERCY.
7. TEPID SOULS SHALL BECOME FERVENT.
8. FERVENT SOULS SHALL SPEEDILY
RISE TO GREAT PERFECTION.
9. I WILL BLESS THE HOMES IN WHICH
THE IMAGE OF MY SACRED HEART SHALL BE EXPOSED AND HONORED.
10. I WILL GIVE TO PRIESTS THE POWER
TO TOUCH THE MOST HARDENED HEARTS.
11. THOSE WHO PROPAGATE THIS
DEVOTION SHALL HAVE THEIR NAME WRITTEN IN MY HEART, AND IT SHALL NEVER
I PROMISE THEE IN THE EXCESS
OF THE MERCY OF MY HEART, THAT ITS ALL-POWERFUL LOVE WILL GRANT
ALL THOSE WHO SHALL RECEIVE COMMUNION ON THE FIRST FRIDAY OF NINE
MONTHS THE GRACE OF FINAL REPENTANCE; THEY SHALL NOT DIE UNDER MY
NOR WITHOUT RECEIVING THE SACRAMENTS; MY HEART SHALL BE THEIR ASSURED
AT THAT LAST HOUR.
The Twelve Months of Dedication:
-----The Holy Name of Jesus
-----The Holy Trinity
and the Holy Family
-----The Holy Ghost and
the Passion of Christ
-----The Blessed Virgin Mary
-----The Blessed Sacrament
and the Sacred Heart of
-----The Precious Blood of
-----The Most Pure Heart
-----The Holy Cross
-----The Holy angels and
the Holy Rosary
-----The Holy Souls in
Conception and the Holy
Infancy of Jesus
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Thirteen Tuesdays Novena to St. Anthony
The Fourteen Stations of the Cross
1. Jesus Is
Condemned to Death
2. Jesus Is Made to
Carry His Cross
3. Jesus Falls the First Time
4. Jesus Meets His
5. St. Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus to
Carry His Cross
6. St. Veronica Wipes the Face
7. Jesus Falls the Second Time
Women of Jerusalem Weep Over Jesus
9. Jesus Falls the Third Time
10. Jesus Is Stripped of His Garments
11. Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross
12. Jesus Is Raised Upon the Cross
13. Jesus Is Taken Down from the Cross and Placed in His Mother's Arms
14. Jesus Is Laid in the Sepulchre
The Fourteen Works of Mercy consist of 7 Spiritual Works and 7 Corporal:
The Seven Spiritual Works of
To counsel the doubtful,
To instruct the ignorant,
To admonish sinners,
To comfort the afflicted,
To forgive offenses,
To bear wrongs patiently and
To pray for the living and the dead.
The Seven Corporal Works of Mercy are
To feed the hungry,
To give drink to the thirsty,
To clothe the naked,
To harbor the harborless [shelter the homeless],
To visit the sick,
To visit the captives [those in prison] and
To bury the dead.
CATHOLIC SAINTS/MARTYRS WHO ARE POWERFUL WITH GOD
FEAST DAY: AUGUST 8
THE SAINTS/MARTYRS who in Catholic devotion are invoked with
because they have proved themselves efficacious helpers in adversity
difficulties, there is a group venerated under the collective name of
Fourteen Holy Helpers, although many of them have a devoted following
George, Martyr, by custom placed first and not in order of Feast Day;
Blaise [Blase], Bishop and Martyr; [February 3]
Pantaleon, Martyr; [July 27]
Vitus, Martyr; [June 15]
Erasmus [Elmo], Bishop and Martyr; [June 2]
Christophorus [Christopher], Martyr; [July 25]
Giles, Abbot; [September 1]
Cyriacus [Cyriac], Martyr; [August 8]
Achatius, Martyr; [May 8]
Dionysius [Denis], Bishop and Martyr; [October 9]
Eustachius [Eustace], Martyr; [September 20]
Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin and Martyr; [November 25]
Margaret, Virgin and Martyr; [July 20]
St. Barbara, Virgin and Martyr. [December 4]
Saints are invoked as a group, apart from individual patronage, because
of the epidemic called the "Black Plague," which devastated Europe
1346-1349. Among its symptoms were a turning black of the tongue,
of the throat, violent headache, fever and boils on the abdomen. The
attacked its victims without warning, robbed them of reason and killed
them within a few hours, and many died without the last Sacraments.
caused many attacks and disrupted social and family ties. To all
the disease was incurable.
this affliction, the pious turned toward Heaven, having recourse to the
Saints, praying to be spared or cured. Among the Saints invoked were
14 who already had patronage over certain illnesses or tragedies:
Christopher and St. Giles, plagues, St. Denis, headaches, St. Blaise,
of the throat [although St. Ignatius of Antioch is also a patron of
with sore throats], St. Elmo, patron of abdominal maladies [and one of
the several Saints having patronage over childbirth, which is not an
of course, as well as patron of sailors], St. Barbara, against fever,
Vitus, [with St. Dymphna, against epilepsy], St. Pantaleon, patron of
St. Cyriacus, recourse in time of temptations, especially at the hour
death; Sts. Christopher, Barbara, and Catherine were appealed to for
against a sudden, unprovided death; the aid of St. Giles was implored
making a good confession; St. Eustace, patron of all kinds of
especially family troubles. Domestic animals were also attacked by the
plague: Sts. George, Erasmus, Pantaleon and Vitus were invoked for
protection. St. Margaret of Antioch is the patron of safe childbirth
[along with St. Gerard Majella and Raymond Nonnantus]. As devotion
Pope Nicholas V in the 16th century attached indulgences to devotion of
the Fourteen Holy Helpers, which are no longer attached under the
norms and grants, although their cultus is still efficacious and to be
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The Fifteen Promises of the Rosary
shall faithfully serve Me by the recitation of the Rosary shall receive
special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall
recite the Rosary.
shall be a powerful armor against Hell, it will destroy vice, decrease
sin and defeat heresies.
It will cause good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the
abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the hearts of men from the love
of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire for
Eternal Things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means.
which recommends itself to Me by the recitation of the Rosary shall not
Whosoever shall recite the Rosary devoutly, applying himself to the
consideration of its Sacred Mysteries shall never be conquered by
misfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not
perish by an unprovided death; if he be just he shall remain in the
grace of God, and become worthy of Eternal Life.
have a true devotion for the Rosary shall not die without the
Sacraments of the Church.
Those who are faithful to recite the Rosary shall have during their
life and at their death the Light of God and the plenitude of His
Graces; at the moment of death they shall participate in the Merits of
the Saints in Paradise.
deliver from Purgatory those who have been devoted to the Rosary.
children of the Rosary shall merit a high degree of Glory in Heaven.
obtain all you ask of Me by recitation of the Rosary.
who propagate the Holy Rosary shall be aided by Me in their necessities.
I have obtained from My Divine Son that all the advocates of the Rosary
shall have for intercessors the entire Celestial Court during their
life and at the hour of death.
recite the Rosary are My Sons, and brothers of My Only Son Jesus Christ.
My Rosary is a great sign of predestination.
Given to St. Dominic and Blessed Alan
The Fifteen Mysteries of the
The Five Joyful:
THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE ANGEL GABRIEL TO MARY
THE VISITATION TO ST. ELIZABETH
THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD
THE PRESENTATION IN THE TEMPLE
THE FINDING OF JESUS IN THE TEMPLE AFTER THREE DAYS
THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN
THE SCOURGING AT THE PILLAR
THE CROWNING WITH THORNS
JESUS CARRIES HIS CROSS
THE ASCENSION OF JESUS INTO HEAVEN
THE DESCENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT UPON MARY AND THE APOSTLES
THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY, BODY AND SOUL INTO HEAVEN
THE CORONATION OF OUR LADY AS QUEEN OF HEAVEN AND EARTH
The Sixteen Universal Feasts of Mary:
Purification of the Blessed
The Apparition at Lourdes-----February
The Visitation of
Our Lady of Mount Carmel-----July
Our Lady of the Snows-----August
The Assumption -----August
Heart of Mary-----August
The Nativity of Our Lady-----September
The Holy Name of
The Seven Sorrows of the
Our Lady of Ransom-----September
Our Lady of the Rosary-----October
The Maternity of the Blessed
The Presentation of the Blessed
In addition there are many, many other Marian feasts, by region and or
country, such as Our Lady of Guadalupe, our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of
Compassion, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Our Lady of Good Counsel,
etc. And many of these are celebrated in most locales.
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The Seventeen Promises of Our Lord to Those Who Practice the
Devotion of the Rosary
of the Holy Wounds:
This devotion to the Holy Wounds and the following promises were
revealed by Our Lord to Sr. Mary Martha Chambon (1841-1907), of the
Monastery of the Visitation of Chambery. The cause for her
beatification was introduced in 1937.
PROMISES OF OUR LORD FOR THOSE WHO PRACTICE THIS DEVOTION
1. At each word that you pronounce of the Chaplet of the Holy Wounds, I
allow a drop of My Blood to fall upon the soul of a sinner.
2. Each time that you offer to My Father the merits of My Divine
Wounds, you win an immense fortune.
3. Souls that will have contemplated and honored My crown of thorns on
earth, will be My crown of glory in Heaven!
4. I will grant all that is asked of Me through the invocation of My
Holy Wounds. You will obtain everything, because it is through the
merit of My Blood, which is of infinite price. With My Wounds and My
Divine Heart, everything can be obtained.
5. From My Wounds proceed fruits of sanctity. As gold puri fied in the
crucible becomes more beautiful, so you must put your soul and those of
your companions into My sacred Wounds; there they will become perfected
as gold in the furnace. You can always purify yourself in My Wounds.
6. My Wounds will repair yours. My Wounds will cover all your faults.
Those who honor them will have a true knowledge of Jesus Christ. In
meditation on them, you will always find a new love. My Wounds will
cover all your sins.
7. Plunge your actions into My Wounds and they will be of value. All
your actions, even the least, soaked in My Blood, will acquire by this
alone an infinite merit and will please My Heart.
8. In offering My Wounds for the conversion of sinners, even though the
sinners are not converted, you will have the same merit before God as
if they were.
9. When you have some trouble, something to suffer, quickly place it in
My Wounds, and the pain will be alleviated.
10. This aspiration must often be repeated near the sick: "My Jesus,
pardon and mercy through the merits of Thy Holy Wounds!" This prayer
will solace soul and body.
11. A sinner who will say the following prayer will obtain conversion:
"Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Wounds of our Lord Jesus Christ to
heal those of our souls."
12. There will be no death for the soul that expires in My Holy Wounds;
they give true life.
13. This chaplet is a counterpoise to My justice; it restrains My
14. Those who pray with humility and who meditate on My Passion, will
one day participate in the glory of My Divine Wounds.
15. The more you will have contemplated My painful Wounds on this
earth, the higher will be your contemplation of them glorious in
16. The soul who during life has honored the Wounds of our Lord Jesus
Christ and has offered them to the Eternal Father for the Souls in
Purgatory, will be accompanied at the moment of death by the Holy
Virgin and the Angels; and Our Lord on the Cross, all brilliant in
glory, will receive her and crown her.
17. The invocations of the Holy Wounds will obtain an incessant victory
for the Church.
Thirty-Three Petitions in Honor of the Sacred Humanity of Christ
The Forty Days of Lent
The period from Ash Wednesday through Holy Saturday, dedicated to
penance and the remembrance of Our Lord's Passion which began with His
40 days of preparation of fasting and praying in the desert.
Forty Hours Devotion
A devotion to Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament which continues with
the Exposition of the Sacred Host for Forty hours duration, when
someone must always be present before the altar.
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