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Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me. Blood of Christ, inebriate me. Water from the side of Christ, wash me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. O good Jesus, hear me. Within thy wounds hide me. Suffer me not to be separated from thee. From the malicious enemy defend me. In the hour of my death call me and bid me come unto thee That with thy saints I may praise thee forever and ever. Amen.
Most holy body and blood of Christ, live in our hearts and minds at all times. You are the greatest gift from God and we praise you greatly!
Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy; act in me, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy; strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy; guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy. Amen
The Secular Franciscan Order & St Francis of Assisi Newton Parish joined together for the Marian Procession yesterday at the Adelaide Showgrounds. It was wonderful to see you all.
This morning we celebrated School Mass In honour of the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord. Together, the St Francis of Assisi school and parish provide opportunities for families to engage in Family Mass celebrations. We are blessed to share with the school a spirituality of the heart, with Jesus at the centre and with humility, simplicity, love, and mercy.
There are many famous Secular Franciscans in the world: King Louis IX, Thomas More, Saint John Vianney, St. Elizabeth of Hungary …. Recent article in the Southern Cross Magazine outlines the history of the order in its 800th anniversary year.
This morning the Secular Franciscan Order had the privilege to celebrate the Legacy of 200 years of Catholic Education in Australia… Over 200 years, Catholic schools have educated millions of Australian students and have grown to become the largest provider of schooling in Australia (outside government) …
This year we explored “Fratelli tutti” the third encyclical of Pope Francis, subtitled “on fraternity and social friendship”. We are all brothers and sisters and together we can build a better, more merciful, and peaceful world… And we are also grateful to Archbishop Patrick O’Regan for adding to the joyfulness of our special weekend retreat. Pax et Bonum!
Today, Sunday 25th April we celebrated the Good Shepherd Sunday World Day of Prayer for Vocations. We encourage everyone to pray for vocations to priesthood and consecrated life.
Monday – Friday
8am Mass followed by Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament until 9.30am.
First Friday Of The Month
8am Mass followed by Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament until 5pm.
7pm Mass (Italian) followed by Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament until 9.30pm.
Fourth Friday Of The Month
Father, you bless us with the gift of life. Father, we give you thanks. You give us your Son as our Saviour. Father, we give you thanks…
Many records tell of the favor granted to those who wear the Cord. We read of striking cures; for instance, when wound about diseased limbs, the Cord has driven out the pain and healed them. There is also the story of the child who fell into a pool of water, but was preserved because of the Cord of St. Philomena around his waist. The Cord itself remained perfectly dry.
The White Cord of Saint Joseph can be worn around the waist for purity or around the shoulders for obedience. It has seven knots indicating the Seven Joys and Sorrows of St. Joseph. Any priest can bless the girdle, after which when worn for the first time, enrolls one in the Archconfraternity of the Cord of Saint Joseph; the formula “Priest’s Blessing of a Cincture” found in the Roman Ritual can be used for this.
O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints,
your love for God and charity for His creatures
made you worthy, when on earth,
to possess miraculous powers.
Miracles waited on your word,
which you were ever ready to speak
for those in trouble or anxiety.
Encouraged by this thought,
I implore of you to obtain for me (…)
O Saint Charbel of wonders, O you who smells of your pure body, victorious over corruption, good heaven, come to the aid of your people, and give us the blessing we need (…) if it is for the glory of God And our best souls. Amen. St Charbel, pray for us. O God, you who gave St Charbel the grace of faith, we beg you, with his entitlement and intercession, to grant us the grace of faith. Let us live according to your commandments and Gospel. To you be the glory forever. Amen
The Saint Anthony of Padua Chaplet is made with 39 beads. It consists of 13 sets of 3 beads, a centerpiece and a Saint Anthony of Padua medal. Each set of beads is meant to assist in meditating on the virtues of Saint Anthony. The virtues are: Faith, Hope, Charity, Love of Jesus, Prudence, Justice, Patience, Penance, Humility, Purity, Obedience, Poverty, Spirit of Prayer and Union with God.
Praying St. Therese’s of Lisieux Rosary Chaplet has been powerful in many people’s experience. St. Therese always said she would spend her time in heaven doing good on earth. Her “little way” an inspiration to many who call on her intercession. It is commonly believed that St Therese grants the sign of a rose to those who practice this devotion during a period of nine to twenty-four days, as a proof that the petition is granted. The sign of a rose or some other visible sign is not always evident, but many persons have received special graces by reciting this chaplet.
O Holy Apostle,
because you are the Rock
upon which Almighty God has built His church;
obtain for me I pray you,
lively faith, firm hope and burning love (…)
Glorious St. Thomas More,
I beg you to take up my cause,
confident that you will advocate for me
before God’s Throne with the same zeal and diligence
that marked your career on earth.
If it be in accord with God’s will,
obtain for me the favour I seek, namely _______.