TRIUMPH by the reign of Thy Sacred
Heart! Finally, Lord Jesus, grant that, by
our fidelity to FIRST FRIDAY COMMUNION,
we may obtain the rewards of THY GREAT
PROMISE, the grace that we shall not
die under Thy displeasure, nor without
receiving the last Sacraments that Thy
Divine Heart may be our final refuge at
that last hour. Amen.
Ask Our LORD’S BLESSING
Before leaving the Blessed Sacrament
BLESS ME, O God of bounty! Bless me,
Thou Who art holy and good! Bless
me as Thou didst bless the Patriarchs
and Prophets; as Thou didst bless Thy
beloved Mother; as Thou didst bless
Thy disciples before ascending into
BLESS MY EYES, never permit them
to behold vanity!
BLESS MY EARS, set around them a
hedge of thorns to guard them from
hearing unchristian words!
BLESS MY MOUTH, surround it with a
guard of truth and kindness!
BLESS MY BODY, grant that chastity
may clothe it as with a garment of glory!
BLESS MY MIND, grant that my
thoughts may be like Thine!
BLESS MY HEART, kindle in it the fire
of love which Thou didst bring on
earth! Make it the sanctuary of every
ST. TERESA’S BOOKMARK
(A Volume of Wisdom in itself)
Let nothing disturb thee,
Let nothing affright thee.
All things are passing;
God only is changeless.
Patience gains all things.
Who hath God, wanteth nothing,
Alone God sufficeth.
THE WEEK SANCTIFIED
The SEVEN BLOODSHEDDINGS
The Christian life is traced out in the
SEVEN Bloodsheddings of Our Lord.
One a day, sanctifies entire week.
“By THE MERITS of Thy Precious
Blood, shed seven times, keep me
ever united to Thee; save me at
death from the agonizing memory
of a wasted life.”
(Recite at each Shedding)
I. THE CIRCUMCISION calls me to a
life of union with God, “Abide in
Me and I in you!” Jesus received
His Name in a Baptism of Blood.
He shared in our human life that I
may share in His Divine Life.
II. THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN shows
sin as the destroyer of our life of
union with God. Jesus sweated
Blood because He foresaw me
rejecting Him for sin. My many
sins crushed His Bleeding Heart.
III. THE SCOURGING warns me against
being separated from union with
God, forever in Hell. As my Savior,
He suffered scourges, instead of
me who deserved them, to save
me from the scourges of sin, both
in this world and in Hell.